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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Westwood Boy Scout hosting car wash for project

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A Westwood Boy Scout is hosting a car wash fundraiser for his Eagle Scout project. Cameron Doherty will be hosting a car wash on July 9 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Westwood Senior Center on Nahatan Street to raise funds for his Eagle Scout project. For his project, Doherty will...
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Walpole celebrates the fourth

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Walpole rang in Independence Day with its annual Night Before the Fourth celebrations on July 3. The day and night of early Indepdence Day celebrations kicked off with the popular fire truck parade though downtown Walpole. The parade featured emergency vehicles and fire trucks from both Walpole and a...
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Walpole’s newest park gets an addition

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The newest park in Walpole has a new addition. Spring Brook Park in the town center near the field adjacent to Town Hall and East Street added a new covered picnic space under the ramada. The ramada was dedicated in September, but lacked one feature – a picnic bench. The...
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Walpole family traces roots to famous home

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On June 18, the National Park Service resumed public tours for The Wayside in Concord, best known as the most literary house in America – the childhood home of Louisa May Alcott inspiring “Little Women;” the only house ever owned by Nathaniel Hawthorne; and a landmark protected by Harriett Lothrop, author of...
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Epiphany Parish of Walpole hosting outdoor movie night

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Epiphany Parish of Walpole, located at 62 Front Street, is inviting the community to a free showing of the Disney animated film “Zootopia” on Thursday, July 21 at 8:30 p.m. The movie will be shown outdoors on the lawn under the stars, and the public is invited to bring chairs or a...
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Area celebrations are a blast

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By Hometown Weekly Staff & Correspondents Perfect weather, tantalizing smells from the grill, friends and family were par for the course for this year's area July 4 celebrations. From Needham - boasting one of the nation's oldest Independence Day celebrations - to Walpole, where one of the native cognoscenti gushed about the town's "biggest...
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Honoring the 4th

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By Hometown Weekly Staff & Correspondents Perfect weather, tantalizing smells from the grill, friends and family were par for the course for this year's area July 4 celebrations. From Needham - boasting one of the nation's oldest Independence Day celebrations - to Walpole, where one of the native cognoscenti gushed about the town's "biggest...
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Area 4th celebrations a blast

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By Hometown Weekly Staff & Correspondents Perfect weather, tantalizing smells from the grill, friends and family were par for the course for this year's area July 4 celebrations. From Needham - boasting one of the nation's oldest Independence Day celebrations - to Walpole, where one of the native cognoscenti gushed about the town's "biggest...
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Biennial band plays in Medfield

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Forty-seven students. Fifteen schools. Eight pieces. Five states. Three grades. Two and a half days. One concert. This isn’t some advertisement for a graduate school program or something like that. They’re the basic facts of the John Philip Sousa Lowell Mason Heritage Youth Band Concert that took place at...
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Wellesley soccer taste international competition

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff If you've flipped on ESPN or FS1 lately, chances are you've witnessed the world's love for international soccer in the form of the Copa America or Euro Cup. A visit to Elm Bank in Wellesley just a few months ago would have yielded a similar, albeit miniaturized scene as...
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Kids raise Make-A-Wish funds

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Ten local young philanthropists between the ages of five and eight years old formed a group named the "Birthday Bunch for Make-A-Wish." The Birthday Bunch for Make-A-Wish group began with a collective goal to raise enough money to grant one wish to a Make-A-Wish child - $7,500. These inspiring children asked for donations...
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Cosolito wins Shriners MVP

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Medfield’s Frank Cosolito capped off a stellar high school athletic career last month by winning the Defensive Player MVP at the 38th annual Shriner’s Football Classic. Cosolito anchored the defense for the South, which produced three turnovers in the 30-20 win at Cawley Stadium in Lowell. The recent Catholic Memorial graduate accomplished the unique...
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Wellesley Theatre Project presents ‘Alice’

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My oh my! It’s a wonderful day because Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) is presenting Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland, Jr.,” a musical for all ages. Performances will take place Friday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. All performances will be held at the Katherine L....
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Babe Ruth championship

The Dover Sherborn team lost in the Natick Babe Ruth championship. It was a great season for the Dover Sherborn team, which fell in the championship by a score of 8-2 to the Natick Cubs. ...
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Rockets take tough loss against Medfield

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By Edward Sheehan Hometown Weekly Correspondent On Thursday, June 30, the Needham Post 14 Rockets (8-6-1) lost a tough game to the Medfield Post 110 Tomahawks (8-7-0) by a score of 11 to 7 at Curt Schilling Field in Medfield in a game of American Legion baseball. The Tomahawks started off strong, with Jeff Voss, Todd...
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Dover Boy Scouts travel to Nantucket

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Dover's Troop 1 made their annual trip to Nantucket last month. The Boy Scouts traveled on Friday to the island for the two days and nights. The boys pitched tents at Camp Richard and enjoyed biking, playing soccer, cooking, and going to the beach. And, of course, trips to town for fudge...
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Powisset Farm photo competition

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Residents are invited to enter the second Powisset Farm Photo Competition. Register and bring in your photos by July 17. An exhibit of the photos and voting will occur from July 21 through August 11 at the Powisset Farm barn on Powisset Street in Dover. All photographs must be taken at Powisset...
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Fireworks for the Fourth

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern People bedecked in various shades of red, white, and blue stand waving their arms over their heads. Others wave one hand overhead and shout into a cell-phone clutched in the other, trying to make themselves stand out from the hundreds of other people doing the exact same thing. Kids...
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When you’re a soldier

By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent What Bob Larsen remembers is the continuous rumble, almost like a quiet distant thunder. It was a storm of sorts, but not a natural one. The noises were artillery, firing from four miles away. The descending shells would fly over his position and explode on targets in front of his platoon. ...
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Needham Speech and Debate finishes strong

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The Needham Speech and Debate Team’s 2015-16 season rocketed to a close in Salt Lake City and Sacramento. Needham finished in the top five debate schools out of 517 attending at the Sacramento event. At the two national tournaments, Needham students excelled. At the Grand National Tournament in Sacramento, Needham juniors Elizabeth Lively...
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