SPONSORED CONTENT: Red Sky Sports Academy is a multi-sport day camp located in the beautiful Cape Cod town of Osterville. At Red Sky, campers choose to participate in two sports from offerings that include soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, basketball, baseball, tennis, street hockey, and flag football.
Red Sky’s half-day program is the perfect way to introduce young people to the camp format, and allows seasoned campers time to enjoy the rest of their busy summer schedule with family and friends. Sessions run weekly, and campers can enjoy the fun for just one week, or they can sign up for multiple sessions throughout the summer.
Everyone from beginners to a particular sport, those working on developing their skills, and kids who simply want an enjoyable camp experience are welcome. Red Sky counselors work with campers at their own level and ability to ensure that everyone has a great experience. Safety is the #1 priority, and coaches and counselors are committed to creating a special environment that keeps campers coming back summer after summer!
At Red Sky, the focus is on whole-child development as kids get to master new skills while having fun in a relaxed atmosphere. From the moment they hop out of the car and are greeted by a counselor to the end of the day as kids and coaches shout out “goodbyes” to each other, every participant is made to feel like part of the Red Sky family.
The Swellesley Report’s Summer Camps page is now updated with over 75 camps in Wellesley and beyond. It’s time to sign your child up for the summer camp experience of a lifetime. Whether they’re into coding, arts and crafts, sports, drama, or nature, the perfect camp is out there for them.
Swellesley’s camps page is sponsored by iCode. Comprehensive K-12 programs in computer science.
Contact Deborah for more info on inclusion of your camp located in Wellesley or elsewhere, or for advertising on Swellesley. Camp parents and guardians: Please let camps know that you found them here, if you did…thanks.
Appreciating Community Organizing Behind the New MA PFAS Regulations
Last week Wellesley residents received the concerning news that the Morses Pond water treatment plant is contaminated with toxic PFAS chemicals, nicknamed “forever chemicals” because of how long they stick around. PFAS chemicals are known to cause cancer, kidney disease, and other serious health problems. They are toxic even in extremely small amounts.
I want to acknowledge and give a huge thanks to communities around the state and country who organized to advance these new PFAS regulations. Residents in communities with contaminated water worked together to educate people about PFAS, enable testing, and take action to promote safer drinking water standards. Groups such as Community Action Works and The National PFAS Contamination Coalition have worked for years to support local organizing for clean water and health protection.
Wellesley is lucky to catch this PFAS contamination due to our new state regulations. Lasting change starts local. Without the hard work of community activists at the local and state level, we would still have no clue our drinking water contained toxic PFAS chemicals.
Massachusetts now has some of the safest, strictest, PFAS drinking water protections in the country. Community Action Works and The National PFAS Contamination Coalition, among others, are advocating for the Biden administration to take action and set federal regulations so all communities in the country can have access to clean drinking water.
Intern, Community Action Works
SPONSORED POST: Susan Bevilaqua is a real estate agent at Pinnacle Residential Properties. She writes about the importance of negotiating skills.
Negotiating is something most of us do every day, whether it’s getting your kids to brush their teeth, your spouse to agree to a vacation, or it’s an essential component of your profession. Negotiation is, in fact, one of the most important skills a real estate agent should possess yet, unfortunately, it’s a skill in which many agents are untrained. Strong negotiating skills can make the difference between a sale or an apology. Some people approach it in an adversarial manner, and that is definitely a mistake. I’ve honed this skill over my 16-year real estate career at Pinnacle and find successful negotiations to be one of the most personally satisfying parts of my job. Below are some of my top tips on how I approach the process so that everyone can come away feeling positive about the results:
1. LISTEN to all parties. Everyone wants and deserves to be heard.
2. UNDERSTAND the motivation of each party in the transaction.
3. KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE – how, exactly, does this individual need to receive information?
4. KEEP YOUR FOCUS ON THE GOAL – and remind your clients to do the same.
5. STAYING CALMING helps your clients to stay calm as well. Buying and selling a home can be a stressful time.
There are lots of other ways to make a transaction run smoothly, which I would be happy to share. Right now, it’s an incredible sellers’ market and there’s never been a better time to sell. For a confidential, complimentary and no-obligation analysis of the market value of your home, don’t hesitate to call me.
Warmly, Susan Bevilacqua, Pinnacle Residential Properties 781-589-8257.
About Susan Bevilaqua
A number of Tenacre Country Day School fifth graders, including seven Wellesley residents, were recognized for their essays in the annual Will McDonough Writing Contest, named in honor of the legendary Boston Globe sportswriter. Over 1,200 students in grades 4 – 12 from across New England participated in the contest. The winners are chosen by Globe sports editors.
All Tenacre fifth-graders submitted a 400-word essay to the contest as part of a class writing assignment.
The award-winning Tenacre students who are Wellesley residents are:
Congratulations to all.
Select Board member Beth Sullivan Woods will host office hours on Friday, May 7, 9am-10:30am.
Ask questions, give input, and share concerns about Town operations, Town Meeting, Coronavirus, or other issues.
Reserve your 15-minute appointment in advance by sending an email directly to her at [email protected]
You will receive a response confirming your reservation, time, and the Zoom meeting information.