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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Westwood honors the troops

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The town of Westwood came together last Monday to honor and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country at the annual Memorial Day ceremonies. With a forecast of heavy downpours throughout the morning, the annual Memorial Day parade, which was scheduled to run from Westwood...
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Westwood preschoolers enjoying surprise nature lesson

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Preschoolers at the Westwood Integrated Preschool have been getting a unique nature lesson after a family of killdeer chose their playground as a nesting location. On April 13, a staff member of the Westwood Integrated Preschool discovered one of the birds on the school playground. The bird squawked at...
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Martha Jones ‘Talent For a Cause’ helps Westwood families

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Martha Jones School students who participated in the "Talent for a Cause" after-school mini course put on their talent show in April. The students raised $1,461 from the event, and donated the money to the Westwood Community Chest for the benefit of families in need in Westwood. Kris McDonough is the lead teacher...
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Friends of the Westwood Library hosting annual book sale

The Friends of the Westwood Library will host its annual Spring Book Sale next week at the Westwood Public Library. Need a great book to relax with at the beach? A new recipe for a backyard family barbecue? Or a "How To" book for that summer project? You will find just what you...
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Walpole honors those who sacrificed

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The town of Walpole came together last Monday to honor and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country at the annual Memorial Day ceremonies. With a forecast of heavy downpours throughout the morning, the ceremonies were moved indoors, but that did not stop a sizable...
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Red Sox player visits Walpole school

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Students at the Fisher School got a special surprise on May 12, as Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. paid a visit to the school. The impromptu visit was a result of the Fisher students’ participation in fundraising for the Rally for the Jimmy Fund. The fundraising contest...
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Walpole Historical Society to host open house

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The Walpole Historical Society will have an Open House on Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Deacon Willard Lewis House will be open for tours with members present to guide visitors through the house and answer questions about Walpole history. The house, built in 1826, is on the National...
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Registration now open for the Village Fair Road Race

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The annual Village Fair Road Race will be held on Saturday, June 11 at the West Street side of Epiphany Parish Church at 62 Front Street in downtown Walpole. This year, the race will again have a 1-mile Kid’s Race. The 1-mile Kid’s Race will start at 8:45 a.m. and will offer awards to...
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New England Plant Swap to be held in Walpole

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The Fifth Annual New England Plant Swap is coming to Adams Farm, 999 North Street in Walpole, on Saturday, June 4. Be sure to arrive at the Farm bright and early at 8:30 a.m. to get the best selection. Bring a plant, take a plant is the order of the day, but you...
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Home of the brave

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff It looked as though it could have been a scene from a Hollywood funeral. The weather was cool and clammy, with rain alternately spitting and pouring down. Attendees labored to stay dry and comfortable, shielding one another from the elements with umbrellas, raincoats and open arms. A somber feeling...
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Farmers Market opens for season

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Just a few steps over the train tracks at Needham Center station, there is a welcome oasis waiting for passers-by. Children and their parents bounce from tent to tent, examining assorted goods and food items. Live music entertains the crowd. Friends converse and laugh. Summer is upon us, and so...
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Relay for Life raises funds

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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....
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Great Bear Run results

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Over 1400 runners and walkers from 68 towns from age 11 months old to 77 years young gathered on Sunday, May 15 for the 26th annual running of the Needham Youth Track Club’s Great Bear Run at Pollard School. Dan Vassallo of Peabody doubled by capturing the 5K run in 15:21 and...
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Memorial Day at the American Legion

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Due to poor weather, the Memorial Day parade this year was canceled. However, the ceremonies were still conducted at the Beckwith Post 110 American Legion. Poor weather could not stop hundreds of Medfield citizens from cramming inside to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty to...
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Students ga-ga for ga-ga ball

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Over the decades, the popular game for kids to play at recess has changed. Soccer and basketball eventually gave way to tag. Tag gave way to wall ball. It seems now that wall ball has given way to ga-ga ball. Now, thanks to the Medfield Afterschool Program (MAP) Carpentry...
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End-of-the-year-awards go to teachers, too

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern It is that time of year when students itch to get out of the classroom and enjoy their hard-earned summer vacations. Senioritis kicks in, and teachers try to keep their students motivated with award nights, to reward the work done over the course of the year. Most students probably...
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Medfield boys drop to Wellesley

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The Medfield varsity boys baseball team finished its regular season with a non-league loss to Wellesley on Friday, May 27. The Warriors were defeated by the Raiders at Sprague Field, 13-3. In losing to Wellesley, the Warriors moved to 10-7 on the season, good for third place in the...
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