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Monthly Archives: June 2016

NBA Street Fair delights residents

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Walking up Dedham Street towards Great Plain Avenue, a full trolley rumbles by. A breeze carries the unmistakable, tantalizing waft of carnival food - smells of popcorn, hot dogs and cotton candy seduce the senses. The American flag flaps over Needham Common, and there is nary a cloud in...
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Girls tennis makes playoff run

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The Needham girls tennis team made a valiant playoff run over the weekend, winning their preliminary round on Friday before dropping a difficult road match in Barnstable to end their season on Sunday. Despite the team's seniors having prom the night before, the Rockets were able to take care of...
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Pollard performs ‘Hound’

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By Ethan Lee Hometown Weekly Contributor From Friday, June 3, to Saturday, June 4, the Pollard and High Rock Drama Clubs captivated audiences with excellent performances of “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” Presented in the Pollard Auditorium, the middle school actors and actresses delivered their very own student-run version of the Sherlock Holmes classic. The...
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MAP students as future architects?

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Kids love doing stuff with their hands. Babies will smear food everywhere. Toddlers may take crayons or markers to the walls. For the students in fourth to sixth grade at the Medfield Afterschool Program (MAP), it could be building a ga-ga ball pit. Or it could be building forts...
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Medfield’s new comedy club

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern “What do you call Chewbacca when he gets bits of chocolate in his fur?” asked one child. “What’s Beethoven’s favorite food?” asked another. “Why don’t seagulls fly over the bay?” questioned a third. “Why did the dinosaur cross the road?” These are just a few of the jokes told by the kindergarten...
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Friends behind the scenes

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff ‘Friends of the Library’ isn’t just a term for people who really like a good book - it’s also the name of a community organization that donates over $20,000 to Medfield Public Library annually, along with scholarship opportunities and grants, museum passes for patrons, events and more. Friends of...
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Field Day takes Memorial School

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By Evan Mayer Hometown Weekly Intern On June 1, Memorial School hosted its annual Field Day event for students in kindergarten and first grade. Once the clock struck 12:30 p.m., shrieks of excitement were heard and smiles grew on the first graders’ faces. Sprinting to their designated stations, students participated in 16 different activities from...
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Red Apple season

By Rama K. Ramaswamy It’s comforting to know that our New England tradition of giving apples to our favorite teachers/ school staff is thriving, despite going digital. Wellesley Education Foundation’s Red Apple Program ensures recognition and the celebration of educators and school staff by raising funds to “pay it forward” by pumping those funds directly back...
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Wellesley Baseball ends season with bang

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley boys varsity baseball team finished its regular season on a high note on Friday. The Raiders comfortably beat non-league opponents Medfield, 13-3, on May 27. In beating the Warriors, the Raiders moved to 11-11 on the season and punched their ticket to the state tournament. For a...
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Wellesley Memorial Day ceremonies honor Veterans

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Memorial Day is a day to honor the brave men and women who answered the call to service for our country, a day to remember those that sacrificed their lives in the call of duty and those veterans who have passed away this year. On this solemn day under...
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Record attendance for Wellesley Teen Center

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On May 21, the Wellesley Teen Center, which has been a Wellesley institution for 31 years, held its annual fifth-grade-only event at the Wellesley Middle School. A record high 240 fifth graders were in attendance. The kids danced the night away to the music of DJRJ, played dodgeball, dolled themselves up at the...
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Sunny skies over Dover Memorial Day

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Every day, thousands of cars zip by a pillar in the center of Dover. Atop the pillar, a statue of an eagle stands guard over the sleepy town. Beneath the eagle, a simple inscription: “Erected by the town of Dover in honor of her soldiers.” After a dreary morning that threatened to cast a...
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Wellesley Theatre Project holds Spring Soirée

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Wellesley Theatre Project will hold a Spring Soirée on Saturday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wellesley Community Center’s Henderson Hall. This fundraising event will provide entertainment and fun for the whole family including a photo booth and performances by students. Ticket and silent auction sales help support this local nonprofit,...
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Relay for Life raises funds

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent On May 21 and 22, residents from Dedham, Needham and Wellesley participated in the annual Relay for Life, the signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. This year, participants raised over $158,000 to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society, surpassing last year’s total by over $10,000. This year,...
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WEF and Ruth Walter Fund celebrate

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) is a non-profit, tax-exempt community organization whose primary endeavor is to provide grants to educators for innovative educational projects at all grade levels. In awarding grants, WEF works closely with school administrators to fund projects that result in richer and deeper learning experiences and have...
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D-S fifth graders love lacrosse

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The fifth grade lacrosse team played teams from Norwell, Needham, Lincoln Sudbury, Andover, and Marshfield over the past two weeks with much success. Their regular season wraps up against Westwood and Acton-Boxboro next week....
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‘Renovation Celebration’ at Dover Library

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Join Library Staff, Trustees, and the Friends of the Dover Library on Thursday, June 9, from 4-6 p.m. for a ‘Renovation Celebration.’ Enjoy tea, juice, and sweets while touring the newly opened space. The main floor of the Library was closed from December until February for painting and new carpet installation. This presented an...
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Wellesley Farmers Market to open

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Farmers Market is back and opens on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., on the lawn of the Unitarian Universalist Church at 309 Washington Street, through October 15. On June 4, there will be live music by Andrew DiMarzo and kids will be entertained by...
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Wellesley Cub Scouts cleaned up

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Thanks to Wellesley Cub Scout Pack 140 Bear Den and their families who recently cleaned up trash and debris around Morses Pond. As we head into the summer months, the Wellesley Natural Resources Commission wants to encourage everyone who visits playgrounds, parks and open spaces to please “pitch in after you picnic” and...
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Greyhound Friends holds 5K fundraiser

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Greyhound Friends Kennel invites area residents to take a lengthy run or stroll with a pet, friend or family member while supporting local greyhounds and other breeds by participating in Greyhound Friends’ first-ever 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser. The event will be held at 167 Saddle Hille Road, Hopkinton, on Saturday, June 25, at 9...
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