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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Westwood swimmers excel in 2016-2017

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor In 2016-2017, the Westwood High School varsity swim and dive team bounced back from a tough 1-7 campaign from a year ago, going 5-3 on the season (4-2 within the TVL, 1-1 in non-conference play). On Sunday, February 5, the Wolverine swimmers earned a third place finish at...
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Westwood in the time before now

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By Richard McDonough Hometown Weekly Correspondent Westwood Historical Society and former Historic Commission Chairman Ralph Buonopane staged a brief presentation on the history of Westwood at the historic Fisher School. On Valentine’s Day, the Historical Society offered an event to those who love both history and the community. Ralph Buonopane shared his expertise on town...
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Westwood’s O’Sullivan takes MASCAC honors

Bridgewater State University senior Sheila O’Sullivan was selected as the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week on February 13. O’Sullivan posted the top distance in the weight throw at the MASCAC/New England Alliance Championships held at the University of Southern Maine on February 11. The Westwood, Massachusetts recorded...
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Fiske Elementary PTO holds science fair

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Last weekend, Fiske Elementary School’s PTO held its 2nd annual science fair in the school’s gym, which was lined with tables covered in posters and experiments designed by K-5 students. Some experiments lit up, others were frothy, a few told stories with their shiny color photos, and some plugged into lemons,...
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Troop 185 holds Winter Court of Honor

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Wellesley Boy Scout Troop 185 held their Winter Court of Honor on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Italo-American Club. Since the last Court of Honor in the summer of 2016, 42 Scouts earned a total of 138 Merit Badges, 33 Boys advanced a total of 35 ranks and 17 Scouts earned special...
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Quigley to address Woman’s Club

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The Wellesley Hills Woman’s Club is privileged to have Patti Quigley as its March speaker. After her husband’s tragic death on 9/11, Patti co-founded “Beyond the 11th” to help widowed counterparts in Afghanistan. In 2005, Patti joined Razia Jan and shifted her focus to Afghan girls. She is now the Executive Director of...
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Colgate Thirteeen entertains at COA

On Friday, February 3, over 75 seniors attended the Colgate Thirteen’s a cappella performance at the Wellesley Council on Aging. Audience members enjoyed the performance and had the opportunity to speak with many of the talented performers after the show. They performed songs from the 40s and 50s. The Colgate Thirteen2 Read more

Raider and Rocket hockey excite on senior night

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor One of the more historical high school hockey rivalries in the state of Massachusetts had its latest chapter written on Wednesday night, as the Wellesley Raiders netted three late goals to stun Needham and secure the 2-0 season sweep over their arch rivals to the East in dramatic fashion Despite...
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Library five-year celebration planned

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The Walpole Public Library Trustees, Friends of the Library and staff are hosting a celebration on Saturday, March 4 to honor the 5 year anniversary of the Library’s new facility at 143 School Street. Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Library will feature many events appropriate for all ages, ranging from...
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Library hosting ‘Tea with Emily Dickinson’

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The Walpole Library will be hosting “Tea with Emily Dickinson on Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m. Poet Emily Dickinson continues to fascinate and baffle her readers as they try to understand how this shy and quiet woman could be so passionate and poetically articulate about the world around her. The community is welcomed...
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Book group about more than reading

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter In today’s hectic world, most of us have a hard time finding the chance to read full books, never mind a full newspaper article. However, a group of literary-minded 10th graders come together every month to discuss at least one book, and often many more. The Young Adult Book...
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Rebel hockey dominant on senior night

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s been a special season for the Walpole High School boys varsity hockey team, who entered Saturday night’s grudge match and senior night contest with archrival Norwood at 19-0-1 and having already clinched the Bay State Conference title. The Rebels continued their hot play against the Mustangs in...
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Needham Robotics Club

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needham_robotics_inset The Needham High School Robotics Club recently attended a competition at Waltham’s Gann Academy, where T-10 went undefeated in the seeding rounds before finishing in second place before the elimination rounds. They also won the highest award, the Inspire Award, qualifying them for state...
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Needham Bank Great Hall Concert Series presents an Evening with Rockapella

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Rockapella has become one of the world’s most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups around today. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more influential group out there in this new era of network television a cappella shows like NBC’s The Sing-Off, movies like Pitch Perfect, and innumerable college vocal groups that own the corner of cool...
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February snow blankets Needham

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Stormy weather in February had townspeople scrambling to stock their pantries, procure sand and salt, and hunker down for a one-two punch of winter storms whipping through the Bay State. The first of the two storms began on the morning of Thursday, December 9, dropping over a foot of snow - beginning on the...
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Needham Art in Bloom receives award

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Needham’s Art in Bloom, celebrating its ninth year exhibiting Needham High School student artwork with floral interpretations by the Beth Shalom Garden Club members and participants from the Needham and Kalmia Garden Clubs, was recently honored with an Exemplary Project Award from the Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education. The Foundation states that...
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Needhamite Goody exhibits quilts at Arboretum

Needhamite Pamela Goody will be having a solo quilt show at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain. It is the first quilt exhibit to be featured in the Arboretum’s Hunnewell Building, which serves as the visitor’s center. The exhibit will run through May 7. An artist demo and talk will be held on April 1...
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Raider and Rocket hockey excite on senior night

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor One of the more historical high school hockey rivalries in the state of Massachusetts had its latest chapter written on Wednesday night, as the Wellesley Raiders netted three late goals to stun Needham and secure the 2-0 season sweep over their arch rivals to the East in dramatic fashion...
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Medfield is side-by-side with Berklee World Strings

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff For the first time in its history, Berklee World Strings performed a side-by-side concert with Medfield Strings Orchestra on Wednesday evening. This was, in fact, the first time Berklee World Strings had performed side-by-side with any middle or high school program, and it was truly sensational. Berklee World Strings...
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