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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Medfield Duo Skates in Shriner’s Classic

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

Catholic Memorial senior Frank Cosolito and Medfield High senior Matt Treiber once skated together during their Medfield Youth Hockey days and on Saturday afternoon they were able to join forces again representing the South team during the annual Shriner’s Hockey Classic at Loring Arena...

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Medfield High trio named TVL MVP

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

It was another outstanding winter for the Medfield High athletics program, as the boys’ hockey team made history by winning its first ever state championship, while the boys’ basketball team clinched a Tri-Valley League title and the girls’ basketball team added another trip to...

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Medfield High sophomore takes third at AmCup

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

Medfield High sophomore Julie Letai finished third last weekend at U.S. SpeedSkating’s Short Track AmCup in Verona, Wisconsin. Letai finished with a total of 968 points over four races (1,500, 500, 1,000, and 500), which was 12 points better than the fourth place competitor.

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Medfield music honored by national foundation

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This week, 476 school districts across the United States are being recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as among the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME), out of the nation’s 13,515 school districts.

Medfield was named among those top districts for music education.

Now...

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Gold Awards given out to Medfield Girl Scouts

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

In front of family, friends, and town and state officials (such as State Representative Shawn Dooley, Medfield selectman Osler “Pete” Peterson, and Medfield Town Administrator Michael Sullivan), seven Medfield Girl Scouts received Gold Awards in a ceremony at St. Edward’s Church.

In addition,...

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Medfield High jazz band wins gold medal

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

The Medfield High honors jazz band competed in the Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education Southeast District Jazz Ensemble Festival at King Philip High on March 3 and qualified for the Div. II state finals at Coakley Middle School in Norwood.

At the finals...

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Medfield High seniors walk in Fashion Show

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

On Saturday, March 19, Medfield High seniors took to the red carpet to show off the latest prom fashions and help raise money for the school’s annual All-Night Graduation Party in June.

The annual Senior Prom Fashion Show featured prom dresses and...

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Project Moves returns to Medfield High

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Project Moves is coming back to Medfield with a free performance on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Medfield High auditorium.  

Thanks to a funding grant from the Medfield Coalition for Public Education (MCPE), the dynamic dance troupe based at the Gold School in Brockton is bringing...

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Solve the Mystery at the Medfield Library

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Come join the Gazebo Players of Medfield for this year’s “Mystery at the Library” fundraiser on Saturday, April 2.

William Shakespeare is touring libraries around the country to promote his latest play, but when he gets to Medfield, he finds that the play is missing.

It’s up to you to...

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Medfield students join in No Idling campaign

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Massachusetts State Law prohibits unnecessary idling of a vehicle for more than five minutes. The Medfield schools are becoming involved in bringing awareness to the law and the health issues caused by excessive idling. 

Last month Medfield High science teacher Michael Cowell added a unit to his Environmental Science curriculum...

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Needham teams kick off spring season

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

Last March, the area was blanketed by several feet of snow, forcing the spring sports season to be postponed for at least a week and pushing teams from the diamond or the turf into gyms, hallways, and anywhere that a free space could be found.

Thankfully, this...

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Bowl for Needham Baseball on April 9

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

The Needham High baseball program is looking for assistance this spring to help cover the costs of its annual trip to compete at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., as well as equipment, workouts, and other needs for the team.

The Rockets will host...

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Needham Town-Wide Cleanup on Saturday

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

Needham Park and Recreation and the Needham Department of Public Works Park and Forestry Division will hold the annual Town-Wide Cleanup on Saturday, April 2 from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Supplies will be provided to participants from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Public Services Administration...

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Needham High senior is March RAY of Hope

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Amanda Lombard is a senior at Needham High and was nominated by Tracy Murphy, the Director of Volunteer Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.

“At BID- Needham our mission requires a positive patient experience to remain the primary objective. Amanda’s volunteer work at the hospital has proven to be...

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Hoops in the Heights benefits Needham schools

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For the sixth consecutive year, teachers and parents from Eliot and Hillside Elementary Schools met at Needham High on Friday, March 18 for an exciting game of basketball to raise money for each school’s PTC.

The gym was filled to capacity with Hillside and Eliot families decked out in...

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Needham mom hosting Kids Party for JDRF

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

For the second year in a row, Needham resident Jana Brinkhaus has organized a Kids Dance Party at the Needham Village Club, 83 Morton St., which will be held on Friday, April 8 from 6-9 p.m.

There will be an interactive DJ, dinner,...

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Needham man running for Nashoba Learning Group

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

Needham resident Patrick Sheehan has signed on to run in this spring’s Boston Marathon to support the Nashoba Learning Group, Inc. where his son Declan has been a student since he was 4 years old.

Declan has autism and in a note on his fundraising page, Patrick...

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Needham Gives Back benefits Cradles to Crayon

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On Saturday, April 2, residents of Needham and surrounding towns will gather in the Needham High cafeteria to create a mock warehouse for the day to organize, sort and pack donations to benefit Cradles to Crayons. 

This will be the eighth annual Needham Gives Back event that, according to a press...

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Needham High finance class visits local bank

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Adam Cole, a math teacher at Needham High, brought two Personal Finance classes of Needham High seniors to Needham Bank for a lesson in banking.

John Whittaker and Erica McLaughlin from Needham Bank spent time talking with the students about how banks work, the different account types, the basics...

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Easter egg hunt returns to Walpole

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Walpole Recreation celebrated Easter by hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday at the fields on Stone Street. Dozens of kids and families gathered at the fields on Stone Street to participate in Walpole Recreation’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kids with brightly colored and decorated Easter baskets in...
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