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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Author panel offers writing advice

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Publishing is an incredibly difficult market to get into. Even for those in the know, the industry is cutthroat. Often, the possibility of getting something published seems far beyond reach. The Westwood Public Library hosted a Middle Grade Author Panel consisting of four published authors, providing a fantastic opportunity...
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Holocaust survivor shares powerful story

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday, March 21st, the Westwood Public Library hosted Janet Singer Applefield. A mother and a grandmother, graduate of Boston University’s Masters in Social Work program, and a clinical social worker, Applefield is an incredible woman without knowing her childhood story. However, once she shares that story, her success...
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Lady-Wolverines ready to defend title

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The varsity girls lacrosse program at Westwood High School has become a defining icon of the school’s athletic success over the years, with numerous state championships and players that have gone on to succeed at the collegiate level. In 2017, the expectations have never been higher after the...
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Friendly rivalry

St. Denis and St. Margaret Mary’s CYO teams recently faced off in finals at Catholic Memorial on Saturday, March 18. The girls played a great game. Good luck to St. Denis, who represents Westwood at the CYO Championship in Connecticut....
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Fun Run/Fair on the way

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The Wellesley Community Children’s Center 37th annual Fun Run and Fun Fair will take place inside the Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse in Wellesley College’s Keohane Sports Center on Saturday, April 1 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Races for children aged 3-12 years old happen throughout the morning on the recently updated college track....
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‘Now in Color’ explores METCO history

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent When Director Stephen Wrobleski began planning the winter play, he knew he wanted to produce another devised play. When a play is devised, it is created as a collaboration of ideas from the whole cast and crew. During the process, Wrobleski uses a starting point or frame of reference...
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Young Wellesley sisters give back

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Sanah and Sanya Goenka have been raising money for the American India Foundation for years now. Their fundraising in 2015 resulted in a donation of $3,225, while in 2016, the girls raised $4,625. The two sisters are Wellesley natives. What’s the most incredible thing about all of this? Sanah...
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Dolan, Waisel ready to lead Raider baseball

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following an 11-12 season in 2016 that resulted in a state tournament berth (9-5 loss to Bridgewater-Raynham), the Wellesley High School varsity baseball team is ready to get back to work and compete for a third straight tournament appearance this spring. Leading this band of Raiders in 2017 will...
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Planning for Walpole Day underway

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The people of Walpole are incredibly supportive of their community. Always at the ready to give back and help each other, they achieve great things all throughout the year due to the generosity and spirit of their neighbors. Once a year, the town takes a day to celebrate not...
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Quilt Guild show outdoes itself

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Rhododendron Needlers Quilt Guild has been going strong for 27 years. A non-profit organization aiming to preserve to culture and history of quilting, as well as an understanding of the art of quilting, members come from 37 towns in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The group meets once a month at...
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Hootstein is Outstanding Student of the Year

The Walpole Recreation Department is pleased to announce that department team member Sara Hootstein has received the 2017 Massachusetts Recreation and Parks Association annual Outstanding Student of the Year Award. The Award was given at the MRPA annual conference in Worcester in March, during which hundreds of park and recreation professionals gather for networking activities,...
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RB Foundation supports two local heroes

Phillip Lippolis is a courageous ten year old boy battling leukemia for the second time. His family has spent a tremendous amount of time at Boston Children’s Hospital. Phillip received a bone marrow transplant and is currently unable to leave his house in Walpole. His wonderful teachers go to his home to tutor him. The...
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Johnny Adams: Seadog, Rebel, core Eagle

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Over the years, it’s been tough for Boston College’s baseball team to compete for an ACC championship due to the amount of travel that they have to do and the high level of Southern competition they are forced to face on a given weekend in March and April...
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Walpole’s Joe Major honored by 4-H

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Joseph F. Major, a longtime Walpole resident, has been selected as the Northeast Region’s Lifetime 4-H Volunteer of the Year by the National 4-H program and as such will be considered to become the National Lifetime 4-H Volunteer of the year. Present and past 4-H members and their families gathered at Ward’s Berry...
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Sled dogs mush to Sherborn

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Ariana Delaney and Abby Violin were among the few people happy to see snow last week, hopeful the white stuff would fall in time for the dog sledding presentation they were hosting, one of the many children’s activities offered by the Friends of Sherborn Library. Mother Nature supplied the...
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DS 4th grade girls win championship

The Dover-Sherborn 4th grade girls “Athenas” squad defeated Milton by a score of 36-18 on Saturday, March 11, to win the Metrowest Girls Grade 4 Division 3 Championship. The “Athenas” squad was compromised of twelve players, all new to Metrowest travel basketball and most new to the game of basketball. The squad went 8-4 in the...
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Sherborn Library construction underway

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Construction is underway on the Sherborn Library’s exciting renovation and expansion project. Just a few short weeks after the library’s groundbreaking ceremony, evidence of work is already apparent on the site. The general contractor for the project, Five Star Building Corp., has fenced the work area, placed a construction trailer on the site,...
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Dover residents await Lifetime Learning

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Spring is here (on paper, at least), and it seems everyone is looking for their own personal "something" that marks the end of winter. For some, it’s the return of the Red Sox that means spring has truly sprung. Others may listen for spring peepers singing in the night. Some look out...
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Art’N Bloom charms at Medfield Library

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Visitors to the Medfield Library from March 16-19 received a floral treat. Throughout the library, Medfield student artwork, accompanied by floral arrangements inspired by the pieces, dotted the space. The brightening of the library was the result of Art’N Bloom. Art'N Bloom is an annual event, started in 1999, run by the Medfield Garden...
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March Madness catches on in Needham

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As the NCAA began its yearly basketball tournament, Needhamites were following suit with their own version of March Madness. On Friday, March 17, members of both the Hillside and Eliot Elementary communities gathered together for one of their most beloved traditions: Hoops in the Heights, the annual Eliot-Hillside basketball game. The event, which pits...
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