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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Over, under, sideways, down in Walpole

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The road to Jarvis Farm, the Walpole Recreation Department’s new gem of a property, is a dirt path surrounded on all sides by greenery. So dense and lush is the canopy at times that it feels as though one is driving in a tunnel hewn directly through the trees....
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Mary McAvoy at the Walpole Library

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter Part of the summer music series put on by the Friends of the Walpole Public Library, local girl Mary McAvoy gave a stunning performance on the evening of Thursday, August 25. The 2007 Walpole High graduate, who then went on to the University of New Hampshire, played acoustic...
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Polo in the Country returns

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Polo in the Country is a festive fall Sunday afternoon for family, friends and especially children. It is held at the Norfolk Hunt Club Steeplechase Course, 240 North Street, Medfield, on Sunday, September 11. Gates open at 11:00 a.m., activities start at 12:15 p.m., and the polo match begins at 1:00 p.m. This is...
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Testing Walpole’s new voting equipment

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter On the morning of Wednesday, August 24, Walpole’s Town Clerk, Danielle Sicard, and a group of dedicated volunteers gathered in a room off of her office to test new voting equipment that will be used in the upcoming September 8 primaries. Election equipment is tested prior to every...
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Xaverian duo grabs amateur golf title

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor History was made at the Cochecho Country Club in Dover, New Hampshire on Wednesday, August 17 in the 2016 New England Junior Amateur Invitational. Among the seven local high school golf stars to receive an invitation to play for Team Massachusetts were Xaverian’s Jack Boulger (Walpole) and Andrew McInerney...
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A bright light still shines in Westwood

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff When Westwood’s Jack Jardin tragically lost his life in a car accident at the age of 21, there was a sense among his community that they had lost not only a native son, but a bright creative force who had yet to make his greatest impact on the world....
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Pizza party at the Westwood COA

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter Oven-cooked pizza and make-your-own sundaes were on the menu at the Westwood Senior Center on Friday, August 26. Dozens gathered for the festivities, which ended up stealing away some members of the bridge club that was playing concurrently with pizza party. “I wanted to get more people in to...
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Hancock again wins Maine Road Race

Westwood sixth grader, Lil Hancock, finished first overall in the Rockland Maine Lobster Festival 1-Mile Run on Sunday, August 7. The race is open to boys and girls of all ages, including high school students. Lil’s first-grade brother, C.J., finished ninth overall and Lil’s eighth-grade sister, Katherine, finished second in the under-14-year-old 10K race. Lil’s...
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Communities experience mosquito malady

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Correspondent As worries about Zika at the Rio Olympics made national news, local officials determined the presence of a different mosquito-borne illness. Recently, mosquitos found in Norfolk County towns including Dover and Needham tested positive for the West Nile Virus. Officials made the discovery while testing mosquitos found in...
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The summer wins

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Quietly and meticulously, Lauren Berghman, Young Adult Librarian at the Dover Town Library, sets up a table in one of the library program rooms. On it, she carefully places a handful of items. There are a number of pencils, a stack of books, enough candy to make a dentist...
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DS-Westwood Patriots to start season

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The DSW 6th Grade Patriots warmed-up for the 2016 season with a successful scrimmage Thursday night against Norwood. The 6th graders open their regular season campaign against Sudbury this Saturday, September 3 at 9 a.m. on the DS High School turf. Last year's team went 8-2, losing to a tough Weston-Wayland team in...
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Wolverines look to repeat in TVL

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After winning a share of the Tri-Valley League title in 2015 with an 8-3 record, the Westwood Wolverines are looking to build upon their success from a season ago and stay atop the TVL. Among the 10 returning starters for the Wolverines in 2016 are wideouts Kevin Hession...
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Meet the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter When visitors enter The Gardens at Elm Bank, home of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, they would be forgiven for thinking they had left the bustling suburbs of a major city and stumbled upon the Garden of Eden. Founded in 1829, the Society is in sight of its two-hundredth...
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Library brings Planetarium to Wellesley

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Wellesley Free Library brought the night sky inside last week so visitors could get up close and personal with the celestial objects visible in the night sky. Kim Cooper from the Museum of Science brought the Museum’s portable planetarium, Star Lab, to the Wakelin Room for three half-hour presentations on...
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Needham welcomes home Olympic hero Raisman

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor People from all across the Bay State gathered in Needham Center on Saturday morning as the town welcomed home Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman following her incredible success at the 2016 Rio Games. Raisman was given a hero’s welcome by many of her close friends and family, not to mention...
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Needham girls to defend soccer title

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor For a long while, soccer has been the crown jewel of Needham High School athletics. In 2015, the Needham girls took home the state championship after a record season (22-0-2). The Rockets will look to defend their title in 2016 with what coach Carl Tarabelli calls “a good...
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Boosters announce sticker drive

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The Needham High School Boosters Club's annual Sticker Drive fundraiser begins the weekend of September 17-18. Needham High School student athletes will fan out all over Needham's neighborhoods, knocking on doors and asking residents for a contribution to help support the school's 75 athletic teams and 10 clubs. In return, they will receive...
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Wellesley helping seniors stay on feet

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Part of the bargain for living on Earth is that you have to deal with the laws of gravity. As you age, it tends to get more difficult to be able to stay on your feet, and gravity starts having its affects on your day-to-day life. Just don’t...
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Woodcarving at the Center in Medfield

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter Tucked away in a room at the Center across from the Kingsbury Club, a group of men diligently carved away at their newest projects. From an intricately carved bird with wood-burned features to a basic Santa Claus for the newest comer, these craftsmen were creating fantastic carvings out...
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Medfield Library waves goodbye to summer

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter You couldn’t miss it. A massive inflatable obstacle course stood behind the gazebo in front of the Medfield Library on Tuesday, August 23, to celebrate the end of summer and the library’s Summer Reading Program. “Today is just a reward for the hard work of the kids who...
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