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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Walking the red carpet at Walpole High

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff It was a night of fashion and film as Walpole High School hosted its annual Film Festival over the past two weeks, which ended with the big Red Carpet Awards Night last Thursday. Over the past two weeks of the Film Festival, students in Walpole High’s film class showed...
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Walpole to observe Memorial Day on May 30

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Walpole will be observing Memorial Day on May 30 at noon at the Walpole Town Common. There will be a static display of vehicles from the National Guard 1058th Transportation Company for the event. The Walpole High School band will be performing two pre-ceremony songs. There will also be a reading of the...
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Cardinal O’Malley visits school in Wapole

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Students at Blessed Sacrament School in Walpole welcomed Cardinal Seán O'Malley to the school on April 28. The visit was a part of the Blessed Sacrament’s 50th anniversary celebration. During the visit, a student-choir led songs, and students from Kindergarten through Grade 8 participated as readers, cantors, and altar servers. After celebrating Mass at...
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Support Walpole school at upcoming book fair

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The Old Post Road school will host its annual Barnes and Noble book fair on June 7 at the Walpole Barnes and Noble store. During regular store hours on June 7, proceeds from sales made at the store with the Old Post Road School book fair voucher will benefit the Old Post Road...
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Walpole boys track finishes fifth in BSC championship

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole High boys and girls track teams competed in the BSC championship meet on May 18 at Braintree High School. The boys placed fifth overall. On the boys side, Richard Crowley came in second place in the 100m dash. In the 110m hurdles, Brandon Kilroy placed third with 16.34....
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Learn how to be a smartphone photographer at Walpole library

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The Walpole Public Library will host a discussion about photography using common smartphones on June 2 at 7 p.m. at the Walpole Public Library’s Community Room. “Photography with Your Smart Device” is a free tutorial to be presented by Bob Michelson at the Walpole Public Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole...
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Westwood track competes in TVL championship meet

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Westwood High boys and girls varsity track teams competed in the TVL championship on May 18 at Westwood High School. The boys came in fifth place at the championship, and the girls finishing tenth. On the boys side, sophomore Brian Marsoobian placed first in javelins with a...
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Kids PMC races though Westwood

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The ninth annual Westwood Kids Pan-Mass Challenge raced through the Martha Jones School in Westwood last Sunday. Over 410 riders and 200 volunteers turned out to the Kids PMC, which raises money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to support cancer research. Despite the threat of scattered showers, the...
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Westwood Police Explorers finish third in competition

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The Westwood Police Department’s Explorer Post took third place at the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Explorer Competition held in Charlton this past Saturday. Thirteen Westwood Explorers competed against teams from across the Commonwealth and New York. The various officers and advisers simulated scenarios and incidents police officers might encounter in the line of duty...
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Westwood fourth grader wins big at piano competitions

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Gavin Valentino, a ten-year-old fourth grader at Hanlon Elementary School in Westwood, has done well in several piano competitions across the state this past spring, and will perform in New York and Boston in the next few months thanks to his talent. Gavin was a winner at the American Fine Arts Festival....
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Westwood Land Trust hosts hike and scavenger hunt

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The Westwood Land Trust hosted a hike and scavenger hunt for the Westwood Young Women’s Club and their families at Sen Ki on May 14. Sen Ki, located at 1255 High Street, is a 29.79-acre property protected by Westwood Land Trust and offers 1.2 miles of hiking trails through pine forests and...
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Dover, Sherborn set Memorial Day plans

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The towns of Dover and Sherborn will host events on Memorial Day. In Sherborn, the Sherborn 2016 Memorial Day Parade and Dedications will be held on Monday, May 30, at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. All veterans are invited to participate, and all town residents are encouraged to show their support in remembering...
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Wellesley scoops prizes at BSC track meet

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley boys and girls track teams converged on Braintree last week for the annual Bay State Conference track meet. Among the highlights for the Raiders: • Junior Isabelle Winkelman took first in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.29 seconds. She beat her nearest competition, Sydney Hurwitz of Newton...
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Wellesley enjoys Wonderful Weekend

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Wellesley Wonderful Weekend was a big success this year, bringing together community members for a weekend filled with events for all ages. Members of the community came out in droves, attending the Pancake Breakfast, visiting the Wheels of Wellesley Car Show, making Art in the Park, taking historical tours around town...
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Wellesley Pancake Festival Goes Green

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Rotary Club of Wellesley held its annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday as part of Wellesley Wonderful Weekend. Rotarian volunteers served over 1,600 people that came to enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, yogurt, and fruit with their neighbors while helping the Wellesley Rotary Club raise funds that benefit Rotary...
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‘Garbage Is My Bag’ takes Wellesley

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Jack Golden plays the role of Dr. T in “Garbage Is My Bag,” his fast-paced blend of mime, comedy, song, circus skills and dramatic story that features some serious “trash talk” about reuse and recycling. Jack Golden has been a professional variety artist since 1981. He’s performed with the world-famous...
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Classic Batmobile a hit at Wheels of Wellesley

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Wheels of Wellesley car show, part of the Wellesley Wonderful Weekend, was a big hit this year. Featuring exotic and antique cars and motorcycles, this year’s big attraction was a replica Batmobile brought out to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the television show, “Batman.” Attendees got an opportunity...
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Wellesley Middle School Chorus sings at State House

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Wellesley Middle School Brooks Brothers and Song Sisters choral groups visited the State House last week to perform several pieces from their upcoming spring concert. On hand were Representative Alice Peisch and Senator Richard Ross along with Boston community members and State House workers who enjoyed listening to the...
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Hale Reservation Beach Opening Soon

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After one of the coolest springs in recent memory, local families are looking forward to the opening of Membership Beach at Hale in Westwood. There are still a limited number of memberships available for this picturesque family program on Noanet Pond. For one all-inclusive fee, members receive swim lessons, boating lessons...
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Sherborn Church to hold Festival of Arts

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Unitarian Universalist Area Church, First Parish in Sherborn will host its Festival of the Arts event on June 4 and June 5 at its church. The Festival of the Arts is an expanded version of the church’s popular annual Art in Bloom program, which brings more than 25 live floral arrangements and accompanying...
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