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Monthly Archives: October 2016

In Westwood, a special birthday

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff State Representative Paul McMurtry of Dedham stepped up to the podium and looked across his audience. Nearby, State Senator Mike Rush, who had spoken moments earlier, looked on. There was a burning question on Rep. McMurtry’s mind, and it needed to be asked. “Typically, when Senator Rush and I...
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Volleyball 
downs Norton, earns playoff bid

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Entering Monday night’s matchup with TVL foe Norton, the Westwood High girls volleyball team was just one win away from a bid to the state tournament. The Wolverines came out sporting some stylish pink uniforms in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. After a tough start to...
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DSW Patriots continue onward

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The 7th grade DSW team lost to Lincoln-Sudbury over the weekend, 15-6. They are 6-2 with their only losses coming against LS. They are headed to the playoffs next week, where they will play Holliston in the semi-finals on Sunday in Waltham. They played hard against LS right down to the finish. If...
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Football downs Milton, captures Herget Division

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor In the wackiest of circumstances, the Wellesley High football team captured their first Bay State Conference Herget Division title since 1999 after a hard-fought 38-26 victory over Milton, a game which took two days to complete due to a lightning postponement. [caption id="attachment_14402" align="alignright" width="267"] Read more

Japan meets Wellesley neighbors

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On October 17, a delegation from Ota, Japan, met with members of Wellesley Neighbors (WN) to discuss new ideas for taking care of an aging population. The Japanese population is aging faster than that of any other country in the world, according to Foreign Affairs Magazine. Japan is grappling with a shortage of...
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Volleyball wins four in a row

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a tough 3-0 loss at the hands of Hockomock powerhouse King Phillip (15-2) on October 12 to snap their eight-game winning streak, the Walpole High girls volleyball team has responded by winning its next four games to climb atop the Bay State Conference standings with just four...
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Parachute Playtime a favorite for kids

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter For the past four years or so, each Thursday, children from the ages of one through five have been welcome to play at Blackburn Hall on a variety of bouncy houses. Led by Lauren Macomber, Parachute Playtime and Bouncy House is a program geared towards younger kids, especially as...
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Jeep origins to be discussed

On Tuesday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Walpole Historical Society, 33 West Street, John and Ethel Simeone will discuss the origin of the Jeep, it’s name and uses during WWII. As reenactors of WWII living history for over 30 years, the Simeones have restored their Willys MB Jeeps and used them at reenactments, air...
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Junior Cheerleaders take show on road

On Saturday October 15, Needham Junior Cheerleading participated in the Bay State/Dual/Tri 2016 Cheerleading competition at Bellingham High School. Needham Jr Rockets A, B and C squads captured 1st place titles in their respective divisions. Needham Jr Rockets E1 squad captured the 2nd place title. The 2nd and 3rd grade Needham Jr. Rockets E2 squad...
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Needham Junior Football battles with Walpole

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Needham traveled to Walpole for week seven and went 1-3 in competitive divisions. A Squad (8th Grade) – Walpole 40, Needham 14 – PJ Corwin threw for his first career touchdown and Ruben Melkonian also threw for a score, but ultimately the Junior Rockets fell to 0-7 on the season against a very...
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Longwood Opera opens season with ‘Rigoletto’

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Needham’s Longwood Opera welcomes its 30th consecutive season of bringing “Opera to All” by presenting Verdi’s popular classic, “Rigoletto.” Directed by J. Scott Brumit with music direction by Jeffrey Brody, the opera will be fully staged, costumed and sung in English. Packed with drama and emotion and with a cast of nineteen Longwood Opera...
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Sherbornites scurry to library

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Susan McCarthy placed a length of rope on the floor of the Sherborn Library as her audience of preschool children curiously looked on. The length of cord stretched from the stacks of books on one side of the library to the other. "A chipmunk can make tunnels that long,"...
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Hauschka to make bees presentation

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The Dover Historical Society will present a program on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. by Peter Hauschka entitled: Bees, Honey and the Important Role of Massachusetts in the History of Beekeeping. The program will be held in the Dover Town Library, Lower Level. Peter Hauschka is a retired scientist who practices...
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Boys soccer rolling, win four straight

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Dover-Sherborn High varsity boys soccer team picked up wins over conference foe and second-placed Norton (3-1), archrival Medfield (2-1), and Bellingham (8-1) this past week, improving to 10-1-2 on the season and overtaking first place in the Tri-Valley League. Along with winning their last four contests, the Raiders...
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Medfield Historical Society to celebrate 125th

On November 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the First Parish Church on North Street, the Medfield Historical Society will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its founding in 1891. All in town are invited to come to hear about those responsible for its beginning, see photos and images of the major events and undertakings...
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Cross-Country battles with Medfield

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield and Dover-Sherborn High cross country teams met at William E. McCarthy Memorial Fields at the bottom of Hospital Hill in Medfield on Thursday for their Tri-Valley League match. The Warriors (4-2) and Raiders (3-3) renewed their storied athletic rivalry against one another with a fun and...
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Annual FOPA Jazz Brunch on tap

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Please join the Dover-Sherborn High School Friends of the Performing Arts for their annual Jazz Brunch, Sunday, November 6, from 11:00 - 1:00 at the Wellesley College Club. The event is always a great time, involving great food and wonderful entertainment by DSHS performing artists: the jazz band, chorus, and acapella groups. Tickets...
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Tea, Trivia on tap in Dover

By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The small group of seniors sits in the center of the Dover Library, talking amongst themselves and exchanging looks and laughs. Suddenly, they quiet down as Joan Campbell, Head of Technical Services at the library, speaks. “What is the highest number of Michelin stars a restaurant can receive?” The chatter among the group...
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Rev. Leonard installed at St. Dunstan’s

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The Rev. Sean T. Leonard was installed as the church’s seventh rector by The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop Diocesan, on October 5 at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church. Clergy from the Charles River Deanery, Diocese of Massachusetts and neighboring churches in Dover joined in the celebration. Bishop Gates presided over the service...
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DSW Patriots remain undefeated

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The 6th grade DSW Patriots remain undefeated, winning their sixth game last Saturday morning in Wayland. Spotting the home team 6 points early, the Patriots rattled off 38 unanswered points against an undermanned Wayland-Weston squad for a final of 38-6. Running back Mekhi Robinson had a day with nearly 200 rushing yards and...
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