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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Wellesley STEM Expo coming in April

The Wellesley Education Foundation’s STEM Expo, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Saturday, April 8, this year. The Expo will be another fun-filled day to inspire the community and bring science, technology, engineering and math to life. Building on the success of the first two STEM Expos, there will...
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Westwood bids 2016 adieu

As a calendar year closes, an opportunity for reflection and remembrance opens. 12 Months. 52 weeks. 366 days (lest we forget, 2016 was a leap-year). Countless stories of highs and lows, victories and defeats, occasions of joy and sadness. Even the smallest and sleepiest of towns could fill thick tomes with their comings and goings over...
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Ornament decoration is holiday fun

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Westwood Public Library never lets an opportunity pass to offer a new or unique opportunity to kids. This past Wednesday, the children’s librarians offered kids and their parents the chance to make their own ornaments. While it was definitely a more involved process, it was an incredibly successful...
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Westwood’s new Eagle Scouts

On December 4, David Burke, Nathaniel Reynolds and Kyle Simon became Westwood’s newest Eagle Scouts. In addition to earning at least 21 merit badges, each Scout also conceived and completed a service project in order to attain the rank of Eagle. For his project, David Burke participated in the Veterans History Project through the Library...
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Heidelberger leads Westwood hockey to pair of wins

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School boys varsity hockey team earned a pair of victories this past week to enter the holiday break at 3-1-0 after handling non-conference opponent Boston Latin 4-3 at Canton Ice House last Saturday night, December 17, followed by a 4-1 victory over Canton on Wednesday evening....
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Wellesley bids 2016 adieu

As a calendar year closes, an opportunity for reflection and remembrance opens. 12 Months. 52 weeks. 366 days (lest we forget, 2016 was a leap-year). Countless stories of highs and lows, victories and defeats, occasions of joy and sadness. Even the smallest and sleepiest of towns could fill thick tomes with their comings and goings over...
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Lego Holiday Village shines again

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Wellesley Public Library hosts a myriad of events for children during the holidays. None of these are more exciting or revered than the annual Lego Village set up by Needham local Nick Tatar. The beautifully intricate exhibit was up for the week before Christmas, for anyone to come...
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Lady-Raiders enter holiday break at 1-1-1

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole and Wellesley High School varsity girls hockey teams took to the ice at Rodman Arena on Wednesday evening in what was the lady-Rebels’ home opener. Swift goaltending by senior captain Francesca “Frankie” Bonanno (25 saves) guided Walpole to a 3-0 start to the season, as the...
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Wellesley Inn resurrected in literature

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Wellesley residents who remember the Wellesley Inn, the stately building that once graced Washington Street until it was razed in 2006, are in for a literary surprise. Author Carol June Stover has resurrected the venerable building in the “Kenmore Square - A Novel,” released on December 2. Most of the story is set in...
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Walpole bids 2016 adieu

As a calendar year closes, an opportunity for reflection and remembrance opens. 12 Months. 52 weeks. 366 days (lest we forget, 2016 was a leap-year). Countless stories of highs and lows, victories and defeats, occasions of joy and sadness. Even the smallest and sleepiest of towns could fill thick tomes with their comings and goings over...
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Seniors give back during holidays

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Seniors of Walpole are one of the busiest groups in the town. From local performances to weekly bingo and Wii Bowling tournaments with the local high schoolers, their schedules are packed. However, this doesn’t stop them from taking time to help out during the Holiday season. This past...
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Bonanno leads Rebels to another victory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole and Wellesley High School varsity girls hockey teams took to the ice at Rodman Arena on Wednesday evening in what was the lady-Rebels’ home opener. Swift goaltending by senior captain Francesca “Frankie” Bonanno (25 saves) guided Walpole to a 3-0 start to the season, as the...
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Needham bids 2016 adieu

As a calendar year closes, an opportunity for reflection and remembrance opens. 12 Months. 52 weeks. 366 days (lest we forget, 2016 was a leap-year). Countless stories of highs and lows, victories and defeats, occasions of joy and sadness. Even the smallest and sleepiest of towns could fill thick tomes with their comings and goings over...
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Arts for USH holds Awareness Walk

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, dozens of people gathered in front of the Needham Town Hall for the first ever Winter Solstice USH Awareness Walk, held by Arts for USH. Jan Weinshanker and Nancy Corderman are the two co-founders of the non-profit who organized and sponsored this event. “The first time we’ve...
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Rockets robots on display

On December 9, Needham High School conducted a “gallery walk” in which students from Robotics and Computer Science classes showed their work and projects. Among those displaying their work, Edward Blake, Jacob Gorenburg, Jonathan Borowsky built a robot for the FIRST Tech Challenge competition. Their work features autonomous code that uses a position integral controller,...
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Boys hockey enters holiday break 2-1-1

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After a pair of wins to start the season at Acton-Boxboro (8-3) and at Medford (4-2), the Needham High School boys varsity hockey team enters the holiday break with a 2-1-1 record after a 2-2 tie with Natick on December 17 and a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Framingham...
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Needham girls Take Back the Night

Needham High School celebrated its 10th annual Take Back the Night event in November. The event, which revolves around raising awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, has become a Needham tradition....
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Ballet to perform for New Year

Thirty-eight students from Needham’s classical ballet school, Charles River Ballet Academy, will perform on the Needham Town Hall stage on December 31 at 3:45 p.m. as part of New Years Needham. The performance will feature classical pieces from “Swan Lake,” “Raymonda,” and “Romeo and Juliet,” as well as original choreography to such toe tapping favorites...
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Medfield bids 2016 adieu

As a calendar year closes, an opportunity for reflection and remembrance opens. 12 Months. 52 weeks. 366 days (lest we forget, 2016 was a leap-year). Countless stories of highs and lows, victories and defeats, occasions of joy and sadness. Even the smallest and sleepiest of towns could fill thick tomes with their comings and goings over...
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Medfield Inclusion Project maintains momentum

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Medfield resident Suzanne Siino spearheaded the Medfield Inclusion Project over a year ago. As of December 20, her passion and dedication is still as strong as ever, however the obstacles within the town and the state are still as difficult. Siino and a group of similarly-minded and passionate citizens...
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