Dinah and her family have lived in Waban since 1991. Most important to Dinah when choosing a home was good access to public transportation and a walkable village center. Dinah worked as a research scientist until 1996, then devoted herself to raising her children (all now grown). Dinah is an amateur pianist and sings with the Newton Community Chorus. Dinah often hosts chamber music houses parties under the aegis of Groupmuse, an organization started by her son Sam Bodkin and his childhood friends from Newton (see www.groupmuse.com). Dinah would like to see Waban grow and change in ways that respond to today’s housing and environmental needs, but also in way that respect Waban’s history and inherent beauty.