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Monthly Archives: July 2016

A market in Medfield

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Looking at the First Parish Unitarian Church and green, one could mistake it for a scene from a bygone era. Tables are set up with local produce and seafood. Residents amble along, perusing the wares and casually chatting with their neighbors. Vendors stand comfortably under their awnings, savoring the...
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Man’s best friend turned best book buddy

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Correspondent She loves every book. She listens without ever interrupting. She's got huge paws. She wags her tail when she meets someone new. On Saturday, July 16, the children's section of library received a visit from one its most popular guests: Boo-Boo, an eleven-year-old Golden Retriever. Since earning her license...
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Pokémon GO a-go-go

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Summers in the suburbs have always had their own specific vibe, an amalgamation of outdoor adventure, old friends and conspicuous leisure time that can make even the most cynical of individuals nostalgic and wistful. For younger members of suburban communities, it is the finest of seasons, far removed from...
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Needham Little Leaguers make great run

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The Needham American U10 Williamsport team had a great run this year. The boys put in a tremendous effort winning District 11 and then competed for four nights in a row in the Sectional round, with each game being decided by one run late in the game. They won two of the first...
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Needham Little Leaguers win gold

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Needham's U8 Gold Summer baseball team won the 2016 Ron Black Invitational hosted by Walpole Little League. Needham went 5-0 during the weekend with preliminary round wins against Walpole Central, Milton and Foxboro. In the semi-finals, Needham came from behind to beat Milton and in the finals, Needham rallied from a 4-0 deficit...
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Rockets Basketball Camp delights youths

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By Edward Sheehan Hometown Weekly Correspondent This week as well as last, the Needham Rockets Basketball Camp was in session. Over 150 young athletes, ranging from rising 4th graders to rising freshmen, turned up for a week of fun and training at the Rashi School in Dedham. Asked about the camp’s main focus, Paul Liner,...
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Outdoor water use throttled in Needham

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff "We're moderating the demand on our water supply," said Richard Merson, Needham's Director of Public Works. Merson, who (among his myriad other duties) oversees water usage in town, was commenting on the new water restrictions that had been put in place on July 24. The restrictions are comprised of an...
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Pokémon GO a-go-go

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Summers in the suburbs have always had their own specific vibe, an amalgamation of outdoor adventure, old friends and conspicuous leisure time that can make even the most cynical of individuals nostalgic and wistful. For younger members of suburban communities, it is the finest of seasons, far removed from...
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Westwood plane crash leaves two injured

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The crash of a single-engine Piper PA-24 airplane in Westwood left Peartree Drive closed as an active crime scene, two passengers in critical condition, and the community stunned. The plane had been descending to land at Norwood Memorial Airport. The crash occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Saturday when the aircraft slammed into a...
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Fireman’s foam floods school field

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Towel? Check. Swim suit? Check. Goggles? Check. This was not just an everyday inventory checklist for a day at the beach, or a weekend down the Cape. It was what most people brought to Westwood’s Annual Fireman’s Foam event held last Wednesday, July 13 at the Sheehan school field, held...
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College courses made available to Westwood

Charles and Nancy Donahue of Westwood have donated 62 DVDs of college courses that are available to Westwood students and residents through the Minuteman Library Network at the Westwood Library. The courses were donated in memory of Mr. Donahue’s parents, Charles and Katherine Donahue. Katherine was a fourth grade teacher and Charles was the Chairman...
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Westwood Boy Scout Troop 3

Members of Westwood Boy Scout Troop 3 celebrated the end of year with a rocket launch at Hale Reservation. Some of the boys stayed on for an overnight under the stars....
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Westwood Sports Hall of Fame nominations now open

westwood HOFThe Westwood High School Hall of Fame is now accepting applications for the Hall of Fame. Eligible candidates must be a Westwood High graduate and must have a graduation date of 2006 or prior. Applications are available at the main library and the town hall. Completed applications...
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Westwood swimmers paddle onward

The Walpole and Westwood teams met in Walpole for a Suburban Swim League contest on July 12. Despite a hard-fought effort from both sides, Walpole was able to pull out a home victory. At the time of printing, the Westwood swimmers have yet to win on the season, though they have a busy week ahead to...
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Wellesley’s annual July Jubilation a success

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The July Jubilation Sidewalk Sale, one of the biggest annual family events in Wellesley, was held on Saturday, bringing crowds of families into Wellesley Square looking for bargains, food, and family fun. The warm summer day brought out crowds of people who strolled along Central Street, enjoying free Italian...
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Ed The Wizard at Wellesley Free Library

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by Rama K. Ramaswamy Hometown Weekly Correspondent The summer is sure busy at the Wellesley Free Library, with events such as “Ed the Wizard,” no less. One of Emma Weiler’s staff introduced the magician to approximately 100 attendees, about which she said, “it was a good one!” Weiler has been with WFL for about a...
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Serve and Volley

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff A seven year-old girl watched as the tennis ball approached her. She fixed her gaze on the approaching shot, confidently steeled herself, and delivered a perfect forehand return. Meanwhile behind her, her instructor shouted encouragement. "Good, good!" Her return found a seam between her opponents. "Game," the instructor called. "Take...
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Walpole resident embarks on circus tour

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By Jess McNamara Hometown Weekly Correspondent While many are spending their summer at work, the beach, or even on vacation, Walpole resident Doug Stewart is spending his summer a little differently. Stewart, a long time circus performer, has just opened Cirque Us!, his new circus collective, and embarked on their first ever summer tour. They...
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Walpole Children’s Theatre opens ‘Dorothy’

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By Jess McNamara Hometown Weekly Correspondent This weekend, Walpole Children’s Theatre will open their summer production of “Dorothy in Wonderland,” a whimsical mash-up of two classic tales: “The Wizard of Oz” and “Alice in Wonderland.” Written by Brian D. Taylor, this modern rendition features characters from each world as Dorothy, portrayed by Walpole resident Brenna...
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Walpole swimmers paddle onward

The Walpole and Westwood teams met in Walpole for a Suburban Swim League contest on July 12. Despite a hard-fought effort from both sides, Walpole was able to pull out a home victory. At the time of printing, the Walpole swimmers are currently sitting in third place with two wins in five contests. This could be...
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