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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Rep. Garlick an eye-opener at Pollard

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The students of the Pollard Middle School eighth-grade social studies class slumped in their desks, some still wiping the sleep from their eyes. It was a typical scene that plays out daily in every classroom across the country. First period, it seems, is a perpetual battleground between the waking...
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Rockets attempt at repeat falls just short

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Correspondent Last spring, the Needham High boys’ volleyball team confirmed its place among the top programs in the state by winning its first ever state title. Coming into this season, there was plenty of talk about the Rockets repeating, despite losing several key pieces from last year’s roster. The season...
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Needham takes on Alzheimer’s

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The purple signs and stands stood out on the side of the road like crocuses against spring earth. Smiling children carried cups of lemonade to drivers as they got out of their cars. Neighbors chatted cordially and shared stories of their friends and loved ones. This was The Longest Day,...
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Touch-a-truck at Temple Aliyah

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern It was a typical June morning in Needham. The sun shined, birds chirped. It was not obscenely hot and humid. The last traffic of rush hour was a distant memory. At Temple Aliyah on Central Avenue, however, things weren’t as quiet and peaceful as the rest of the town. Preschool...
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Zullo Arts Festival an elegant evening

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff If you were in Medfield last Saturday night, you may have noticed a giant, white tent radiating jazz and salsa music outside the Zullo Gallery. Each year, the Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts hosts a one-night arts and music fundraising festival right in the heart of Medfield. Sponsored...
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Three-Peat

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Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Corespondent In the middle of the season, the Medfield High boys’ lacrosse team had a lull, a run of losses and poor performances that cost them an outright league title and the top seed in the Central/East bracket. The team needed a lift, a reminder of what has made Medfield one...
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History Day Trolley Tour wows Medfielders

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By Camille Kerwin Hometown Weekly Correspondent On Saturday, townspeople of all ages gathered at Dale Street School to celebrate Medfield History Day with six on-the-hour tours visiting 50 of Medfield’s historic homes. The lot in front of the school brimmed with excitement for the 24th Annual History Day Trolley Tour, a tradition that was established...
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Medfield Girl Scouts turn 100

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Correspondent An older scout dressed in a green sash helps a younger scout pin a celebratory red rose onto their brown sash. Local businesses offer discounts to anyone wearing a uniform. Trills and Chills, an a Capella group, perform on the gazebo. A blue tent decorated in green, white, and...
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Schofield School’s Day of Imagineering

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Schofield Elementary School’s Principal Gerardo J. Martinez, art teacher Christine Desrosiers and PTO-parent volunteers Kristen Toffer and Melissa Mack put together a “Day of Imagineering” in which the whole school - 366 students from grades K-5 - participated. According to Principal Martinez, “the purpose was to engage all students in being creators,...
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Schofield’s Road Race and Fun Fair in Wellesley

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Once again this year and for the past 23 years, adults, teens, and children alike have enjoyed running the 5K Schofield Road Race, a USATF certified challenging course, featuring three main hills and a downhill finish. Schofield organizers said, “the Road Race is unique because it is inclusive of people...
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Nesting season in Wellesley

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Spring is a magical time of year. Flowers and plants sprout up, bringing color back to a browned winter landscape. Animals come out of hibernation or return from migration and begin the search for a mate. For most birds, spring is mating season; with careful observation, one can see...
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Wellesley Car Show moves to Medfield

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If you love classic cars, mark June 26 on your calendar. That’s the date of the 14th annual Elm Bank Estate Auto Show, which has moved to a more spacious (and accessible) location ten miles south of its long-time Wellesley roots. It’s the same great collection of muscle cars, hot rods, Model Ts,...
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Wellesley girls lacrosse drops to Westwood

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From the looks of it, the Westwood girls lacrosse team faced what could have been a perfect storm on their run through the MIAA Girls Lacrosse South Division 1 sectionals. First, they faced a difficult test against Wellesley at home in the semifinals, then the looming specter of Needham (the Boston Globe’s No....
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Dover-Sherborn 5th Graders take second

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The D-S Fifth Grade Boys Lacrosse White Team Finished 2nd in the 16 team B league tournament of the Eastern Massachusetts Town Pride League this weekend. Led by stellar goaltending by Luke Sveen and Theo Gleason, the fifth graders went 3-1 in the tournament, defeating Hingham 10-5, Hanover 10-3, Wellesley 9-2 before falling...
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Boys lacrosse Division Champs

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Dover-Sherborn boys lacrosse team has secured their spot as Central/East Division 3 Champions after a 17-12 win over Weston in the division finals. During the regular season, the Raiders ended with an 8-7 win against Franklin, leaving the team with a 16-2 record for the regular season. The...
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Dover-Sherborn destination imagination goes global

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Fourteen Dover-Sherborn students recently competed in the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee, from May 25-29. This annual competition, known as the world’s largest celebration of student creativity, includes 8,000 student finalists from 20 countries who gathered to showcase their creative thinking, problem solving skills and teamwork. Dover Sherborn Destination Imagination (DSDI) team...
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Garden Club keeps Sherborn In Bloom

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The Sherborn Garden Club invites all residents of Sherborn to purchase beautiful, Dutch-imported daffodil (and many other) bulbs through their now-annual event, Sherborn in Bloom. The Sherborn in Bloom fundraiser is being promoted through June 25. The SGC was a proud participant in the establishment of the historic Sherborn Daffodil Trail. The project...
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Sherborn Senior snags Scout scholarship

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEM) congratulates Amelia Walsh on earning the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Scholarship. She is one of four girls selected for the honor this year. Amelia, a Sherborn High School graduating senior, impressed the committee with how she leveraged her Girl Scout experiences to continue to make the...
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D-S Middle School’s annual Arts Festival

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On Monday June 6, Dover Sherborn Middle School held their Annual Arts Festival from 3 p.m. – 5:30 pm. The event featured visual art displays, poetry readings, and performances from DSMS Jazz Bands, and several small break-out vocal groups. In addition, there was a student-led fundraising initiative from the CAG (Community Action...
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Touch-a-Truck returns to Westwood

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Westwood Young Women’s Club hosted its annual Touch-a-Truck event at Westwood High School on June 11. With trucks and vehicles from a number of agencies and companies, hundreds of kids and families turned out to enjoy a day of exploring and learning. From backhoes to dump trucks to police cars...
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