Wayland Patch 7/4/12: One Year Later: Wayland Remembers Lauren Dunne Astley. “Sparkle” has in the past year embedded itself in the vernacular of the small town of Wayland, Mass. The joyful connotation of the word – “sparkle” – belies the tragic occasion for its rise to the consciousness of people connected through tragedy and, on Tuesday night, through remembrance.
Wayland Town Crier 7/4/12: Lauren Astley vigil in Wayland full of tears, laughter. It’s been a year since the murder of Lauren Astley. But death “is not annihilation,” said Ken Sawyer, senior minister of First Parish in Wayland. “It is not an end to love.” For the 100 or so people who gathered at the church last night to mark that anniversary, memories of the Wayland High grad still brought tears and laughter.