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Monthly Archives: June 2016

PawSox CFO, Medfield resident, touches base

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff There are any number of things that can turn an average day on the job into a good one. Maybe you hit all the green lights on your way home. Maybe you finish your work a couple hours early, giving you the afternoon off. Maybe the project you've been...
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Medfield Legion baseball hits mid-point

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As the District 6 Legion baseball season reaches its midway-point, Medfield currently finds itself in fourth place at the time of printing, chasing Walpole, Franklin and rivals Needham for the top spot in the West Division standings. Their record includes two victories against third-place Needham. With upcoming games against Needham and Westwood, the team...
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Vine Lake hosts tour

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Correspondent There’s a witch, a roller skater, and seven brothers with the last name Morse. No, this isn’t some sort of overly complicated bar joke; it’s just a few of the people buried in Vine Lake Cemetery. On Saturday, June 18, visitors had the chance to hear stories about everything...
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Wolverines back on top

By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Correspondent Last spring, the Westwood High girls’ lacrosse team suffered a double overtime loss in the state final. On Tuesday, the Wolverines avenged that loss by beating Longmeadow in West Springfield and on Saturday afternoon they completed a season mission by regaining the Div. 1 state title with a 13-7 victory over...
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Westwood lemonade sale for Alzheimer’s Association a success

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Over 20 families set up lemonade stands around Westwood on June 18 and raised over $3,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association. The lemonade fundraiser was held as a part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s “Longest Day,” an annual fundraising event held each year on the summer solstice to both symbolize the...
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Westwood church breaks ground for new extension

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On May 21, parishioners of First Parish Church on Nahatan Street gathered for a Groundbreaking Ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on a new addition to the church meetinghouse. This event also included a chance for the congregation to meet the project architects, Holmes and Edwards of Quincy, and the builders, Curtis...
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Register now for Westwood fall school sports

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The Westwood Athletic Department is currently conducting registration for fall sports. Please register before July 31 to assure a spot in tryouts. Each student athlete must complete the following requirements in order to be eligible to try out for school sports: Registration must be completed. Go to the Westwood High School athletics...
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Walpole girls lacrosse battle back in state final thriller

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Correspondent With six minutes to play on Saturday morning at Boston University’s Nickerson Field, the game seemed lost for the Walpole High girls’ lacrosse team. Trailing 12-7 against defending Div. 2 state champions Norwell in the program’s first ever state final appearance, there seemed no way back for the Rebels....
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Bird Park hosts ice cream festival

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By Liz Connolly Hometown Weekly Correspondent Hundreds of local families came out for some ice cream on an absolutely picturesque afternoon at Bird Park’s annual Ice Cream Social last Saturday. A beloved local tradition for over a decade, this year’s event featured lots of music, games, friends, fun, and tasty treats for all. This year’s...
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Walpole resident raises moyamoya funds, awareness

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Justin Doo is one in a million. Or one in two million, if the statistics are to be believed. Justin, a Walpole resident and senior at Xaverian Brothers High School, has moyamoya disease, a rare condition that doctors estimate affects only one in two million people. The disease involves...
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Walpole gearing up for annual Night Before the Fourth celebration

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The Walpole Fire Department and the Walpole Recreation Department are gearing up for another fabulous fireworks show, which will take place on the Night Before the Fourth, Sunday July 3. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the popular Fire Engine Parade that starts at the East Walpole Square. The parade features fire...
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Walpole swimmer joins Swim Across America

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Kathleen Tetreault of Walpole has joined Swim Across America (SAA) to make a splash for pediatric cancer programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and MassGeneral Hospital for Children Cancer Center. Tetreault will swim in the 20th annual Boston Harbor Swim on July 8, alongside Olympians Carlton Bruner, Janel Jorgensen McArdle, Kristy Kowal, Heather Petri,...
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Tall Feat for Wellesley students

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent What started out as one student’s idea for an extra credit physics project grew into a potential world-record-breaking feat. Cole Smith, a Wellesley High School Senior, was looking for an idea for a physics extra credit project when he thought about making a kinetic ball machine using K’Nex building...
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Wellesley Middle School students present Artist Day

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The WMS held its second annual Artist Day this past week, a multidiscipline project highlighting experiences learned in eighth-grade English and history classes. For their English classes, each student completed an artist project in which they reviewed several artists, chose one artist to research in detail, and then created...
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Wellesley Scouts hold Court of Honor

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Wellesley Boy Scout Troop 185 held their Summer Court of Honor on Monday, June 13, 2016 at the Italo-American Club. Since the last Court of Honor in February, 56 of the Scouts have earned a total of 112 merit badges. 39 boys advanced a total of 46 ranks. Steven Ditelberg earned the most...
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Fund for Wellesley gives to nonprofits

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The Fund for Wellesley, an endowed fund of Foundation for MetroWest, recently hosted its annual Grant Award Ceremony at Babson College’s Sorensen Center where they distributed $20,000 to five local nonprofit organizations in the areas of Seniors—Engagement and Enhanced Services, Community Building & Civic Engagement and Youth Development & Opportunity. To date, The...
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D-S Raiders Lacrosse remain atop Division 3

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Dover-Sherborn High boys’ lacrosse program has been the preeminent power in Div. 3 and for the past five years the Raiders have been playing on the final day of the season. On Saturday at Boston University’s Nickerson Field, D-S continued its dominance of the division with a complete...
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Author Kate Messner at D-S Middle School

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Kate Messner is an award-winning author who writes books for kids. She and her work have been mentioned in the New York Times Notable, Junior Library Guild, IndieBound, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books selections. Messner’s latest book, “The Seventh Wish” was the focus of her presentation at...
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Well Done, Dover! – Recyclers Commended

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Dover commended its residents for their part in the town’s third “Bulky Item Recycle Week.” Thanks to the town’s participation, an astounding amount of material that is normally problematic for disposal was diverted from the waste/incineration stream free-of-charge to be re-used and recycled. Collected in the first week of June were: • 8,000 lbs. (4...
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Renovation Celebration at Dover Town Library

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On June 9, the Friends, Trustees, and staff of Dover Town Library hosted a “Renovation Celebration” to mark the opening of the newly redesigned main floor. Anne Coster, Co-Chair of the Trustees, thanked the many people guided and made the project possible - Dave Ramsay and Greer Pugatch from Town Hall, Karl Warnick...
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