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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Walpole High Dance Company to debut dance show

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High Dance Company is busy preparing for their spring dance show. This year’s show will feature two performances, one on April 1 at 7:30 p.m., and a second show on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. According to dance instructor Richard Kim, this year’s performances will feature a...
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Junior Women’s Club of Walpole hosts magic show

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Magic filled the air as the Junior Women’s Club of Walpole hosted a magic show on March 25 at the Walpole Italian American Club. As schools in the area had a half-day, the show provided Walpole kids with a fun show to attend on Friday afternoon. The headline act...
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Walpole Library to host play about Christa McAuliffe

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Famous astronaut Christa McAuliffe was a native of Framingham, and so is actor Judith Kalaora, who will present her portrayal of Mrs. McAuliffe at the Walpole Public Library on Monday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. This presentation of “Challenger: Soaring with Christa,” a one-woman play and multi-media experience written and performed by Ms....
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Elm Street PAC holding silent auction fundraiser in Walpole

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The Elm Street PAC will host its second annual silent auction on Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at the Walpole Country Club. Interested in supporting the children of Elm Street Elementary School in Walpole? Then join the Elm Street School PAC for an evening of fun, food, and bidding at the silent...
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Walpole Historical Society announces upcoming meetings

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The next meeting of the Walpole Historical Society will be held on April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Walpole Public Library. Doug Williams, Director of Massachusetts Audubon’s Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Norfolk, will host a talk about stone walls. Williams will share a few insights on how stone walls came to be, why...
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Spring sports arrives in Westwood

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Spring sports season has arrived in Westwood, as the Westwood High girls lacrosse team took to the field for a spring play date with a number of local lacrosse teams last Saturday at Westwood High. Last season, the Wolverines made it through the post season into the Division 1 championship....
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Encountering the Arts at Westwood High

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The halls of Westwood High were transformed into an art museum last Tuesday as the Westwood High arts department hosted its annual “Encounters with the Arts” event. Every art class in the Westwood High arts department had their works on display for the public to view. From graphic design,...
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Sheehan STEM Festival brings out Westwood’s young scientists

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Sheehan School was abuzz with inventions and experiments as the Sheehan PTO hosted its annual Sheehan STEM Festival last Wednesday. With 58 teams registered and 130 students participating, the night featured a variety of inventions, science experiments and creative projects created by Sheehan’s second through fifth grade classes. From...
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League of Women Voters hosting forum for Westwood candidates

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The Westwood, Walpole, Dedham League of Women Voters will be sponsoring a Candidates’ Forum for those running for offices in the Westwood town election. The event will be held Sunday April 3 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Islington Community Center, located at 288 Washington St. in Westwood. A number of the...
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Josh and the Jamtones to perform in Westwood

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Josh and the Jamtones will play two shows at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on April 9 to benefit St. John’s Nursery School in Westwood. The shows will take place at the Sheehan School at 594 Pond Street, Westwood and is sponsored by Dedham Savings Bank. Josh and the Jamtones are a Boston-based children’s...
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First Baptist Church to honor Westwood Boy Scout troop

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When the First Baptist Church of Westwood celebrates Scout Sunday at its service on April 10, it will honor all branches of scouting. In particular, this year the church will recognize Boy Scout Troop 3 Westwood for its continuing commitment to community service as well as for two recent Eagle Scout projects. Troop...
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Wellesley Basketball Stars Hooping Year Round

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff Over the past two decades there has been an explosion in the number of kids playing basketball year-round, with new programs popping up regularly and the established programs continuing to provide opportunities to kids by giving them the chance to learn the game, develop their skills, face tougher competition...
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Wellesley Academic Decathlon Wins Championship

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff On Saturday, March 12, the Wellesley High Academic Decathlon team traveled to MIT to compete in the State Championship Meet against teams from around the state. After 12 hours of intense competition, Wellesley was crowned the 2016 Massachusetts Large School State Champions with a score of 37,829.6 while finishing second...
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Marathon Runners Support Wellesley Education Foundation

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]By Rama K. Ramaswamy When the 120th Boston Marathon is run on April 18, three runners will be running for the Wellesley Education Foundation. Hunnewell School parent Stephen Forasté, high school football and basketball captain Jake Mohan and Charles Butrico, a student at Boston College majoring in math and psychology, are exited and looking forward...
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Wellesley Education Foundation Holds Annual Chair Ceremony

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On Thursday, March 17, the Wellesley Education Foundation and Wellesley School Committee held the annual Chair Ceremony honoring staff members who have contributed 25 years of their professional career to the Wellesley Public Schools at the Lulu Wang Campus Center at Wellesley College. The six honorees received a captain’s chair embossed with the Town...
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Dover-Sherborn Destination Imagination is Global Bound

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Dover-Sherborn recently had some very strong showings at the Destination Imagination State Championships. Teams representing Chickering, Pine Hill and the Dover-Sherborn Middle School performed with creativity, excellent teamwork, and all around good sportsmanship. Each team put forth an excellent effort after months of hard work Three Dover-Sherborn teams competed: the Volcanic Explosion (Chickering, fifth grade),...
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Sherborn Town Hall Displays Pine Hill Artwork

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One of the favorite things to do for Pine Hill Elementary School students is to create art. Whether they’re in kindergarten or the fifth grade, students at Pine Hill love to show off their creativity. This is often on display through their music program when they sing in the chorus or play an instrument...
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Sherborn Youth Skiers Compete in Vermont

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Sherborn skiers Jack Pastore, an eighth grader, and Brendan O'Neill, a sixth grader, competed in the George Tormey Challenge, a two-day event featuring giant slalom and panel slalom events at Smugglers' Notch ski resort in Vermont on March 19-20. Jack placed eighth in the U-14 panel slalom and Brendan placed ninth in the giant...
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Fisher PAC hosts carnival at the Fisher School

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Fisher Elementary School transformed into a fun-packed family carnival on March 13 as the Fisher PAC hosted its annual Fisher Family Fun Carnival. During the event, classrooms inside Fisher Elementary were transformed into a miniature carnival, featuring many games and activities featured at most big-name traditional carnivals. Kids could...
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Bird Park in Walpole hosting Easter Egg Hunt

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Families of all ages are invited to the first ever Bird Park Easter Egg Hunt to celebrate the holiday on March 26, hosted by Bird Park and Boy Scout Troop 44. The Easter egg hunt will give everyone a chance to enjoy some chocolate and candy, while those that find the special Golden...
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