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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Wellesley Senior Center breaks ground

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent After nearly 11 years in the making, one Wellesley woman’s dream is finally becoming a reality. Mary “Billie” Tolles, a long time Wellesley resident, left a bequest to the Town of Wellesley of $825,000 from her estate when she passed away in July of 2005. The gift, if accepted...
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World of Wellesley holds peace vigil

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy The day after the tragic Pulse attack in Orlando, World of Wellesley President Michelle Chalmers organized and invited friends and neighbors to gather at Wellesley Town Hall green. The invitation read: “Wellesley community, neighbors and friends, please join us at a community peace vigil, honoring those who tragically died or...
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Device-charging at library gets easier

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Starting this summer, you can use solar energy to charge your phone or electronic device when visiting the library! Thanks to a generous partnership with the Municipal Light Plant (MLP), the Wellesley Free Library is installing a Soofa solar-powered bench near the Children’s patio. Simply plug your device’s cable into the Soofa Bench’s USB...
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Food Pantry issues summer reminder

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The Wellesley Food Pantry is asking people to remember to clean out their pantries and cupboards before going away this summer, especially for items that are close to their expiration dates. The Food Pantry relies on the community's generosity to support the needs of the 400+ Wellesley residents who utilize the pantry. Summer is...
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Forest fire a warning to residents

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A small fire broke out in the Wellesley Town Forest near Longfellow Pond last week. The fire department determined it was likely set by a lit cigarette that was thrown into the woods. The NRC would like to get the word out that with the warm summer temperatures and very dry conditions, residents...
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Requiem for a Rookery

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Towns of Dover and Sherborn, we gather to give a fond farewell to our fine, feathered, flippered friends. Sherborn is losing a pillar of its community. Things will definitely never be the same again. Smiles will be harder to come by during winter commutes. The Sherborn population of plastic...
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Twin peaks: Dover sisters in service

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff When it comes to twins, the common misconception is that physical similarity translates into a sameness of personality. Dover twins Jennifer and Nadine Cutler would be the first to tell you that's not quite correct. The two sisters, while close, are not quite the carbon-copies of each other that...
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DS Soccer Club enjoys successful season

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The Dover Sherborn Soccer Club wrapped up another very successful season. 683 kids in grades pre-K - 8 participated in the program this spring. They had a lot of fun and a lot of winning games as well. 11 teams (Girls U 14 Avalanche, Girls U 12 Wildcats, Girls U11 Spirit, Girls U9 Rampage,...
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Walpole Rec hosts first outdoor movie night

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Children and families gathered at Stone Field last Friday to enjoy Walpole’s first outdoor movie night under the stars. The kickoff premiere of Walpole Recreation’s new “Screen on the Green” summer film program featured a showing of the film “Minions.” The film kicked off at dusk on a warm summer Friday...
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Walpole Farmers Market opens for summer

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Walpole Farmers Market officially opened for the summer season last Friday, as vendors from Walpole and around the region gathered at the opening day. From fresh local produce to chocolate and sweets to lemonade, the Walpole Farmers Market features a number of vendors this year offering a number of items...
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Walpole Recreation announces Concerts on the Common schedule

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The Walpole Recreation Department is excited to announce its Summer 2016 Concert on the Common schedule, beginning Tuesday July 5 with a performance by “Eleven” at the bandstand downtown. The Concerts on the Common are complimentary to the public. Enjoy dinner at one of Walpole’s downtown restaurants then stop by the Town Common...
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Walpole planning to implement new electricity program

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The Town of Walpole has begun the planning process to implement the Walpole Power Choice program, a municipal electricity aggregation program. By bulk purchasing electricity for the entire community within the program, Walpole will seek a lower rate than Eversource's Basic Service electricity supply rate and the price stability that comes with a...
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Westwood’s Maddie Walter on road to recovery

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By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Even at the tender age of five, Maddie Walter was unusually fast on her feet. She’d run up and down the field kicking the ball in front of her, zigzagging — leaving the other players in her dust. “That boy keeps taking the ball from me,” her mother, Linda, remembers her...
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International Colonials take on Westwood

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The International Colonials, a traveling basketball team made up of players from across the world, took on the Westwood High basketball team on June 21. Hosted by the Westwood High Boys Basketball Boosters, the game provided tons of fun as well as a unique opportunity for Westwood athletes and...
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Westwood COA hosts BBQ party

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff To welcome the start of summer, the Westwood Council on Aging hosted its annual Summer BBQ at the Westwood Senior Center on June 23. The event featured traditional summer food served to a packed house of seniors, including hot dogs, chicken, corn on the cob, brownies, strawberry shortcake and more....
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Wyeth casts shadow on Needham Library

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The library, it might seem, would be the last place to embrace individuals in the business of judging books by their covers. Exceptions can be made, of course, for the extraordinary. It so happens that the work of N.C. Wyeth is just that. Hang a left after going through the...
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Needham Legion baseball hits mid-point

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As the District 6 Legion baseball season reaches its midway-point, Needham currently finds itself in third place at the time of printing, chasing Walpole and Franklin for the top spots in the West Division standings. Their record includes a tie with second-place Franklin and victories both at home and away (the latter of...
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Pour on the craft

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Diane Shetler, Programming Librarian at the Needham Free Public Library, opened the door to the craft room. Outside, a small group of young children gathered as Shetler began explaining the day's agenda. "My favorite this time is painting with bubbles," she said. A toddler, her mind thoroughly blown by the concept,...
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A more personal history day

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern National History Day (NHD) is an annual competition in which students from around the world (all fifty of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa, China, Singapore, Korea, and others) compete. This past year, Needham High School sent Sam Wolfield, who did his project on Rosalind...
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Car show’s Medfield move a success

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff When one thinks of a weekend activity in Medfield, thoughts typically drift towards the town's idyllic, green spaces. Maybe a hike through Rocky Woods. A breezy walk downtown. Perhaps just laying out a picnic blanket and enjoying the afternoon sun glistening on the Charles. For one day, though, there was...
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