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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Storytime teaches importance of thankfulness

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter It can sometimes be hard to emphasize the importance and meaning of Thanksgiving to anyone, let alone young children, when Christmas prep and celebration begins early in November. However, Little Listeners Storytime, held at the Westwood Public Library, is trying its very best to do so. Miss Lizzy, as...
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Library Friends support youth tutoring program

The women of the Friends of the Westwood Library first met Hannah Paterson at the spring book sale last June. Sue Kukel, a book sale committee member, noticed this seventeen-year-old girl, curled-up on the floor, intently sifting through children’s picture books and early-readers. Surprised by this sight, Sue offered her assistance and Hannah’s story unfolded....
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Aaron Guild Chapter honors good citizens

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Recently, the Aaron Guild Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honored two High School Seniors from the area who were chosen as Good Citizens by their classmates and teachers. A third high school student was unable to attend. The Good Citizen Award night took place at the First...
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Westwood Hall of Famers inducted

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Members of the Westwood community gathered together on Saturday, November 19 for a dinner to honor this year’s inductees to the Westwood High School Sports Hall of Fame. “I am honored to preside as President of the Westwood High School Sports Hall of Fame,” read Albert Wisialko’s program introduction to the event. “The Westwood...
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Westwood freshmen lauded by MIAA

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The typical mantra of a cross country runner is “Just keep running.” That is, no matter what impediments might appear in a runner’s path, the best practice is to keep on pushing towards the finish line, no matter what. Try telling that to Jen Werth, Lauren Flaherty and Lindsay...
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Westwood Football falls on Thanksgiving

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following their elimination from the 2016 Division 2A South Sectional Finals, the Westwood High football team finished their 2016 season with a tough 46-12 home loss to Holliston on Thanksgiving. Thursday’s rematch with the Panthers (9-2) went a lot differently than Westwood’s 36-34 comeback victory over Holliston earlier in...
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Westwood’s Wilson runs like the wind

Xaverian Brothers High School eighth-grader Noah Wilson was recently crowned Catholic Conference Middle School Cross Country Champion. Wilson, a lifelong Westwood resident, overcame cold temperatures and strong wind to win the 3K race, well in front of the second-place runner. The race featured runners from all five MIAA Catholic Conference middle schools....
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Legion sponsors students for Boys/Girls State

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The Westwood American Legion Post 320 once again this year sponsored four students to participate in Boys State and Girls State this past June. The students sponsored by the Post were Camile Cummings, Grace Burke, Owen Doherty, David Burke and Joe Antonellis. American Legion Boys and Girls State is among the most respected educational programs...
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Rebels victorious on Thanksgiving

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High football team capped off their 2016 season with a 45-20 victory at Weymouth on Thanksgiving to improve to 5-6. Running back Ferry Armand (18 carries, 169 yards) led the Rebels to the hard fought win with four rushing touchdowns, all while the Walpole defense was...
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Camy 5K Run & David 5k Walk delights Walpole

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It was a cool fall day with blue skies for the 16th annual Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk at the Walpole Italian-American Club on Saturday, November 12. Mark D’Amico won the men’s division for the first time (19:05) and course record-holder Mimi Fallon won her record-setting fourth women’s division title (20:05)...
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From Beirut to Walpole, Leland keeps peace

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By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent The boy’s legs didn’t look like any that Fred Leland had ever seen. There was something about the young boy walking around wounded but still full of life. It seemed, Leland thought then, that the boy hadn’t realized his infection was serious due to his injuries. “We had a language barrier,”...
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Santa comes to Walpole

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After a parade down Common Street, Santa Claus greeted smiling members of the Walpole community at his house on Saturday, November 26. Santa’s arrival in Walpole center marks the beginning of the holiday season in town, and presaged the annual tree lighting and caroling on the common, which took place later in the...
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Wellesley’s Chryssicas leads football to Thanksgiving victory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley and Needham High football teams renewed their historical rivalry with one another on Thursday morning in their annual Thanksgiving grudge match at Memorial Field in Needham. Running back Grant Chryssicas led the way for Wellesley with four touchdowns, as the Raiders (11-1) pulled out the 34-14...
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ enchants audiences

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Wellesley High School’s drama department outdid themselves with the fall musical production, “Beauty and the Beast.” The performance was so professionally done that Walt Disney himself would have been impressed. The culmination of months of work left audiences asking if there were professional actors on stage, and wondering if...
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Dental Group collects candy for troops

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The Wellesley Dental Group collected nearly 8,600 lbs of Halloween candy this year, shipping it to U.S. troops serving overseas. “We started this program after hearing from our patients that they didn’t want to throw their children’s candy away but knew they shouldn’t let them eat the pounds and pounds of it they collected...
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Birth of American Modernism at Davis

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Every exhibit tells a story, but not every exhibit tells a story quite so grand as that of Partners in Design at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. This story is not only one of a friendship that blossomed from a meeting at Wellesley, but also the story of...
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Prabhu honored by Johns Hopkins

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Rohan Prabhu, a student from Wellesley was honored today as one of the brightest middle school students in the world at an international awards ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). The Center honored Rohan, a student at Wellesley Middle School, for his exceptional performance on the SAT, ACT,...
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DS Football falls on Thanksgiving

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield and Dover-Sherborn High football teams capped off a successful 2016 season with a hard fought battle in their annual Thanksgiving rivalry match on Thursday morning, with the Warriors (8-3) prevailing 28-19 behind a strong effort by senior captains James Voss (defensive MVP) and John Quinn (offensive...
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Cub Scouts walk through Dover

Dover Cub Scouts enjoyed a walk through Chase Woodlands and Peters’ Reservation on Saturday, November 12. About 20 Cubs and adults were led by Amey Moot of the Dover Open Space Committee. They heard about her family’s prior use of this land, and their donation of the land to preserve as open space. Interesting local...
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Dover Historical Society to hold Open House

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Sunday, December 4 is the date of the Dover Historical Society’s Annual Holiday Open House to be held at the Benjamin Caryl House, 107 Dedham Street from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Special feature this year will be John Arcaro, pianist and keyboard artist, who will perform Holiday music and accompany a sing-a-long...
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