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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Walpole makes strides against cancer

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff From the look of it, you could have been fooled into thinking there was a vital sporting event or concert. The town of Walpole was out in full force on the evening of October 13, packing the high school parking lot as it often does for a big game. [caption...
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Walpole’s Marvelous Jarvis Harvest

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The long, winding driveway to Jarvis Farm is a dirt path that leads into the woods from Common Street, just by the intersection with Route 1. It is surrounded on all sides - save a brief break for some overhead power lines - by a canopy of foliage that...
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Early voting comes to Walpole

The town is excited to announce that all registered voters will be able to vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts starting with the November 8 State and Presidential Election. Early voting will begin on October 24 and continue through November 4. Early voting can be done at the Walpole Town...
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Walpole Volleyball wins eight in a row

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a tough 0-3 start to the 2016 season, the Walpole High girls volleyball team has found their groove and gone on a winning run of eight consecutive games (seven on the road) to improve their record to 8-3 on the year. The Rebels defeated Bay State Conference rival...
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Save the date for Relay For Life

Once again, plans are underway for the 2017 Relay for Life! This exciting fundraising event continues to be a huge success involving the towns of Needham, Wellesley and Dedham. Relay 2016 raised over $170,000 to support the American Cancer Society and its drive to help fight cancer. This year, the goal is to surpass that...
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Rockets go off at Wellesley Library

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter There is little that sounds more fun than mixing vinegar and baking soda to propel a vessel into the air. The Wellesley Free Library offered just this to children of all ages, demonstrating how to make a plastic bottle rocket and then how to send it into the air....
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Early voting for November 8 Election

Town Clerk Kathy Nagle is pleased to announce that all registered voters will be able vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin on October 24 and continue through November 4. Prior to the enactment of this new law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to...
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WoW’s third annual Diversity Summit

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy The World of Wellesley was founded in 1991 by Wellesley resident, Tere Tedesco. Since then, it has spearheaded the discussion about diversity via a variety of interactive programs. According to World Of Wellesley, “the principal purpose [of WoW] is to provide opportunities to experience and celebrate various kinds of diversity,...
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Cottage Street tour historically enlightening

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Historical Society is a nonprofit, founded in 1925. It has resided in a number of locations, including the Town Hall and the Wellesley Hills Branch Library until 1975, when the Dadmun-McNamara House was purchased from the McNamara family for $1 and moved from its location on Rt. 9...
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Public art talks with Max Grinnell

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff Last Friday night, the Medfield Memorial Public Library hosted Urbanologist Max Grinnell, specialist in urban problems, for his talk on “Art in Public Spaces.” As an urbanologist, geographer, historian, and professor, Max teaches at both University of Chicago and at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, focusing on urban...
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Cross Country downs rival DS

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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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It’s a Great Pumpkin in Medfield

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter This year is the 50th anniversary of “It’s A Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” While it’s hard to believe that this classic film has been around for half a century, its relevance today is demonstrated by the unfiltered joy and excitement of the children aged four through ten who turned...
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Wellesley Football shuts out Norwood, remains undefeated

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After a 10-7 victory in a low-scoring defensive battle last Friday night at Walpole (2-4), the Wellesley High football team hit the road on Saturday afternoon to visit Norwood looking to remain unbeaten. The Raiders (6-0, 4-0) prevailed 27-0 over the Mustangs behind a spectacular effort from wideout...
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Lt. Gov. Polito signs Needham Community Compact

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Lt. Governor Karyn Polito stood in Powers Hall, flanked by local and state dignitaries. "Thank you for going through the exercise with your selectmen to figure out what is it in this Community Compact program that Needham wants to focus on," she told the assembled. "It gets your team together...
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Needham’s babysitters in good hands

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Middle school is already a complicated time made up of navigating a new set of academics, discovering who you are as a person, and cultivating new friendships. It takes a very special middle schooler to go above and beyond and take on an additional class to learn a...
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Youth volunteers celebrated at Farm ceremony

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By Ilene M. Hoffman Hometown Weekly Correspondent On October 13, a number of local officials, students, and Needham Community Farm volunteers gathered to honor seven Needham students for their exceptional service to the Needham Community. Each student received a 2016 Outstanding Youth Volunteer plaque and certificate. Recipients of the award included Pollard Student Alejandro Gabrielle Celado,...
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Junior football goes 3-1 vs. Brockton

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The Needham Junior Rockets hosted Brockton for a full slate of games in week six and finished 3-1 in its competitive divisions. A Squad (8th Grade) – Brockton 35, Needham 20 – The grade eight Jr. Rockets fell to 0-6 on the season with a tough loss to Brockton Saturday Night. After an...
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Westwood artists capture nature

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The Westwood Land Trust is hosting the 10th annual Capturing Nature in Westwood Art Exhibit to raise awareness and appreciation for our community’s beautiful natural environment. Residents have been encouraged to go outside, look around and explore, and “capture” the natural beauty one sees through a painting, 3-D piece, photograph, or any other...
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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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Westwood Football downs Medfield on Senior Night

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood Wolverines (5-2, 3-0) and Medfield Warriors (4-2, 0-2) squared off on Friday night under the lights at Westwood High School in a battle of premiere TVL talent, as both teams entered the game as two of the highest ranked teams in D2A South (Westwood-2, Medfield-5). The...
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