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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Rabid engagement at Westwood clinic

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By Richard K. McDonough Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Westwood Rotary Club and Veterinary Services of Westwood collaborate on a Rabies Vaccination Clinic to make sure the community is safer for Westwood’s pets and citizens. With the New Year comes the responsibility of making sure that certifications and permits are up-to-date and valid. For pet owners,...
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Poet Lynne Viti reads in Westwood

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter This past Tuesday, Lynne Viti gave a reading at the Islington Branch Library in Westwood. Viti is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Wellesley College, and the chance to learn and absorb from a published poet was well-attended. Many of those in attendance knew Viti from the area....
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Wolverine hockey wins six in a row

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School boys varsity hockey team is on a roll, as the Wolverines (8-1-1, 3-1-1) are unbeaten in their last nine games, having won eight of them. The Wolverines entered last Wednesday night’s contest with Norton on a five-game win streak, and were able to extend it...
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Civil disobedience in Sherborn

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday, January 20, the 45th President of the United States was sworn into office. The election leading up to his victory was one of the most divisive in US history. However, President Trump’s inauguration did not mark end of these strong feelings. All across the country, citizens held...
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MLK Day quilt-a-thon in Sherborn

Fifteen volunteers, including Sally Demler of Sherborn, gathered together to create and work on handmade quilts at The Power of the Quilt Project’s annual MLK Day community service quilt-a-thon last month at the Unitarian Universalist Area Church, First Parish, of Sherborn. Demler, a UUAC member, helped hand-sew labels to 14 finished quilts. She will deliver...
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Solar power more accessible than ever

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter While it may seem like solar power has been around as a popularized form of energy for years, it is an incredibly new industry. In fact, many of the things homeowners believe about solar power are no longer true. The industry has been restructuring, reforming, and revolutionizing to make...
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Marken leading the way for Raider hockey

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After a tough 3-1 loss to Holliston on January 11, followed by a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat to Auburn-Millbury on January 14, the Dover-Sherborn High School boys varsity hockey team returned to the ice last Wednesday night at Chase Arena to play host to TVL rival Westwood. After falling...
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Farewell to the Chief

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Last Wednesday, Wellesley residents filed into the Community Center for a farewell coffee honoring Wellesley Police Chief Terrence M. Cunningham. Chief Cunningham started with the Wellesley Police force in 1981 as a part time volunteer special officer. In 1983, he became a full time police officer and has spent the last...
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National politics spur campus incident

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by Rama K. Ramaswamy An incident at Wellesley College has residents talking - as they are across the country - about the deep divides exposed by the recent presidential election. Just ten days post-election, the Southern Poverty Law Center recorded 867 cases of hateful harassment or intimidation in the United States. SPLC President Richard Cohen...
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Jackowitz leads hoop to thrilling overtime win

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After a tough 43-36 loss to Braintree last Tuesday put an end to their two-game win streak, the Wellesley High School varsity boys basketball team returned to the court on Friday night to face off against longtime Bay State Conference rival Natick. Thanks to the clutch efforts of...
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Winter Orchestra Concert delights in Walpole

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Walpole High parking lot was packed with families, friends, and children excitedly entering the building for the Winter Orchestra Concert. The auditorium roared with banter and cheer from audience members anxiously waiting for the show to start. The lights dimmed and the room became silent. Music teacher Kent Gable...
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DSEF to hold annual phone-a-thon

The Dover Sherborn Education Fund (DSEF) will be conducting its annual phone-a-thon on the evenings of Feb. 6 and 7. This is the DSEF’s biggest fundraiser of the year. People who would prefer not to receive a call may make a donation at dsef.kindful.com before Feb. 5. For more than thirty years, DSEF, a private, volunteer,...
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Walpole COA hosts monthly birthday party

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Walpole Council on Aging is one of the most supportive communities one can find in town. Everything from weekly mahjongg to bus rides around town to Senior Moments, the premiere senior singing group, is provided to the seniors of the community. The warmth and kindness does not end...
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Lax star Fraser excelling at Johns Hopkins

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor In recent years, the town of Walpole has produced elite collegiate lacrosse talent such as Peter Bowes (Loyala-MD), Davis Butts (Loyola-MD), and Ryan Izzo (UMass, Boston Cannons). Unlike Bowes, Butts, and Izzo, who played their youth and high school lacrosse locally here in Walpole, Pat Fraser moved to Walpole from...
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Lowell’s heroics propel hoop to victory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor On December 30, the Medfield High School varsity basketball team traveled to Millis and took down the Mohawks 62-56 in a back-and-forth bout. The Warriors (8-4, 8-2) hosted the Mohawks on Friday evening for the second and final time in 2016-2017, and despite a late rally by Millis,...
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Medfield students give, wear hats

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff There are certain ubiquitous rules that one expects to be followed in an elementary school. Keep your hands and feet to yourself. Raise your hand before talking. Hats off inside of the building. Which, of course, makes it all the more shocking when one walks into the Ralph Wheelock School cafeteria and notices...
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Medfield Library opens late for teens

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter After being in college for a few years, it is hard to imagine how anyone studied without the use of a 24-hour, or at least very late-night, library. This privilege is often not afforded to high school students, who have to conform their studying to library open hours, and...
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Medfield Jazz Band holding Cuba fundraisers

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Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. is the ¡Hola Cuba! event in Medfield, and in addition to great Cuban food from El Oriental de Cuba in Jamaica Plain, salsa dance lessons from Meta Movements in Boston (a Cuban-inspired artist collaborative), music by the Medfield High School Jazz Band, and a drink ticket, the...
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Inauguration protest held in Needham

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday, January 20, the 45th President of the United States was sworn into office. The election leading up to Donald Trump’s victory was one of the most divisive in US history. However, President Trump’s inauguration did not mark the end of these strong feelings. All across the country,...
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Children STEAM forward at Needham Library

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Children in Grades 1-6 have been STEAMing away in the new STEAM Powered Creation Station at the Needham Free Public Library. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, and is being taught in Needham elementary schools. The Needham Free Public Library partnered with Olin College, The Needham Science Center and Needham...
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