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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Wellesley screams support for marathoners

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent In 1897, the first Boston Marathon was run. From that very first race, Wellesley College Woman have cheered on the runners. What began as a group of students cheering on a favorite runner in that first marathon has grown into a genuine collaboration between Wellesley College students, faculty and alumni,...
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Wellesley, DS girls battle in wet Raider Bowl

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity girls lacrosse teams met on Friday morning in a non-conference showdown on the water-soaked turf at Wellesley High, and both bands of Raiders delivered an intense and entertaining match despite the non-ideal weather. Thanks to an offensive surge in the second half,...
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Wellesley STEM Expo a smashing success

By Rama K. Ramaswamy According to Wellesley Education Foundation’s Co-Presidents Susan Ryan and Erica Recht, WEF’s STEM Expo 2017 “inspired over 3,000 attendees, featured 113 exhibits, produced 21 engaging workshops, had 14 incredibly generous sponsors, organized two amazing student challenges that led up to the big Expo day, rolled out five STEM experts on the STEM...
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Beckett’s plays to be performed in Wellesley

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Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Founding Artistic Director, Steven Maler, presents “Beckett in Brief – ‘Rough for Radio II’ • ‘The Old Tune’ • ‘Krapp’s Last Tape,’” directed by James Seymour, featuring Will Lyman, Ken Baltin and Ashley Risteen. The production, presented by BabsonARTS, begins performances on April 27 and runs through May 6 at...
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Westwood COA visits WWII Museum

Westwood COA visits WWII MuseumTwenty-one seniors from the Westwood Council on Aging traveled to the World War II Museum in Natick on Thursday, April 20, and enjoyed a tour. Participants found the artifacts truly amazing and were stunned by the quality and quantity of the pieces...
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Robotics team attending FLL World Festival

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A Westwood robotics team will represent Massachusetts at the FIRST Lego League (FLL) World Festival in St. Louis, MO on April 26 - 29. Sarah Bernardo, Michael Giovino, Ananya Manglik and Will Vaccaro are the HydraBeasts, an FLL robotics team in its fourth year. All team members are 8th graders at Thurston Middle...
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Westwood kids enter belly of the beast

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Cynde McInnis’ favorite whale is named Nile. The first whale trip McInnis took by herself was in 1995, and Nile surfaced headfirst, right next to her boat. McInnis remembers when Nile came back with her first calf in 1998, and she has seen Nile almost every year since. [caption...
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‘Georgia’ coming to Westwood

The Friends of the Westwood Library welcomes national bestselling author, Dawn Tripp, on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. Tripp’s acclaimed “Georgia” brings artist Georgia O’Keeffe vividly to life in a riveting story about her years with Alfred Stiegliz in New York and the impact of their relationship on her life, her vision, and her...
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Grier, Hawks fall in overtime thriller

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Arguably two of the most dominant high school lacrosse programs in the state of Massachusetts over the last two decades have been Medfield and Xaverian, with each of the last four state titles residing at either 88 South Street in Medfield (’14, ’15, ’16) or 800 Clapboardtree...
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Westwood’s Wysocki spearheads ‘Art as One’

Christina Wysocki, senior at Westwood High School, is an AP Studio Art student who is also in the Senior Independent Project Program (SIPP). SIPP has allowed her to explore her passion of art-making in a non-traditional classroom setting. For Wysocki’s SIPP project, she has chosen to work with five students in The Education Cooperative (TEC) program...
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‘X-Men’ movie to be shot in Medfield

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Area film fanatics and Marvel Comics devotees are rejoicing after news spread that a spinoff in the X-Men franchise, “X-Men: New Mutants” will be filming this summer at Medfield State Hospital. The plot is set to revolve around the New Mutants, a new batch of heroes trained at Professor...
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Spring craft blossoms creativity

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter April vacation can be one of the best weeks of the spring. Students have the chance to take a break, hang out outdoors, and take a good rest before getting ready for the school year’s home-stretch. However, while the sun shone spectacularly for part of this year’s vacation, there...
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Ballet & Tap teaches more than dance

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The first type of physical recreation activity that comes to many people’s minds is sports. While sports are a fantastic way to get exercise and be a part of a community, alternative physical outlets, such as dance, are often overlooked. [caption id="attachment_18083" align="alignleft" width="300"]Ballet &... 			
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Medfield jazzers return from Havana

Members of the Medfield High School jazz band recently returned from a mind-blowing trip to Cuba. [caption id="attachment_18086" align="alignleft" width="600"]The MHS students interacted mostly with the all-girl jazz band at La ENA. Here are some members with Medfield trip shirts they received as gifts. The MHS students interacted...
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All Night Graduation Party seeks donations

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Earlier this week, every Medfield household received the annual blue ANGP fundraising flyer in their mailboxes. All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) is seeking community support to help underwrite the expense of the annual event. All in Medfield have an opportunity to participate in the send-off. The annual ANGP blue flyer appeal helps close...
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Hauptman leads Warriors to thrilling comeback win

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Arguably two of the most dominant high school lacrosse programs in the state of Massachusetts over the last two decades have been Medfield and Xaverian, with each of the last four state titles residing at either 88 South Street in Medfield (’14, ’15, ’16) or 800 Clapboardtree...
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Amazing Animals wow at Needham Library

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Bethany Jakubson, the owner of Amazing Animal Ambassadors, had wanted to work with animals since she was three years old. Today, she not only is able to work with them, but she shares the joy of animals with audiences all over the place. [caption id="attachment_18059" align="alignright" width="300"] Read more

Needham’s Luce directs ‘Spring Awakening’

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter When tickets went on sale for Billy Luce, Jr.’s production of “Spring Awakening,” all three shows sold out in four hours. Luce, a Needham native and senior at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has certainly made his mark on the UMass community - his show was so popular that people...
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Graphic novelist Hinds brings classics to life

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Throughout middle and high school, it can be hard for students to understand the importance of what they’re learning in a larger context. High Rock School puts in an exceptional amount of effort into bringing in outside speakers to help students make connections between their curriculum and potential careers...
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