The Hometown Weekly for all your latest local news and updates! Delivered to every Home and Business... each and every week!  

Monthly Archives: May 2017

Citizen Feroli at home in Westwood

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Linda Thomas Correspondent for Hometown Weekly Publications Eavan Monahan Feroli took a chance 15 years ago when she set sail and discovered life beyond the shores of her native Ireland. Yet, as she ponders her favorite quote, “A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for,” this self-proclaimed...
Read more

With local charity, hope takes flight

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Gary Oberstein brings hope and joy to children and teens who need it most through a most unusual way: the wonder of small aircraft flight. Entering their fifth year, Above the Clouds flies out of Memorial Airport in Norwood, offering children and teens who are ill, disabled, underserved, or...
Read more

Westwood’s Rodig honored by St. Mary’s

Westwood resident Dr. Nancy MacDonald Rodig ’86 was one of ten alumni honored at the St. Mary’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which took place May 12 at the St. Mary’s High School Tony Conigliaro ‘62 Gymnasium in Lynn. The St. Mary’s Hall of Fame acknowledges alumni and friends who have exemplified St. Mary’s pillars...
Read more

Westwood girls earn TVL crown

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
For the first time since 2002, the Westwood High School varsity girls tennis team are TVL champs. The Wolverines finished the 2017 season with a record of 15-2 following a 3-2 overall win against Hopkinton on Tuesday afternoon. [caption id="attachment_18801" align="alignright" width="600"]One of the strengths of Delaney Griffiths’s game... 			
			</div>
				<a href=Read more

Hall sisters win at Poultry Show

Westwood sisters Julia (6) and Caroline (12) Hall recently attended the Little Rhodie Poultry Show. Both girls entered the Chicken Showmanship competition with their pet bantam chickens named Caramel and Amber. Julia came in 3rd for the Novice division while Caroline was the champion in the Intermediate division and won an original signed piece of...
Read more

Westwood’s Kearns receives scholarship

The Utility Contractors’ Association of New England recently presented twelve $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors who achieved high personal goals, scholastically and within their community and civic, religious and volunteer organizations. Rose Kearns, daughter of Bill and Elizabeth Kearns of Westwood, accepted the award at a dinner held in her honor in Norwood. Guest speaker, New...
Read more

Hillary Clinton addresses Wellesley College

By Rama K. Ramaswamy It was a rainy morning, but Wellesley College’s 570 members of the class of 2017 gathered under tents, along with their teachers, parents, and famous alumni to, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton instructed, “go forth, be great. But first, graduate.” This was Clinton’s third address to the women of Wellesley...
Read more

Chryssicas, Raider lax seeded sixth in South

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Playoff lacrosse season has finally come to Wellesley, and following a successful regular season in the Bay State Conference, your Raiders (13-5) have earned yet another a trip to the dance. After winning six of their final seven regular season games, including tilts against rivals Natick (15-12) on May 18,...
Read more

WTP to celebrate five years at gala

Wellesley Theatre Project will mark an organizational milestone at its annual gala on Friday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Wellesley Community Center’s Henderson Hall. This year’s fundraising event will provide entertainment and fun for the whole family including a photo booth and performances by WTP students and alumni. Ticket and silent auction sales...
Read more

Hardy School holds first Multicultural Festival

By Rama K. Ramaswamy John D. Hardy Elementary School’s debut Multicultural Festival (HMF) was organized by the school’s parents, PTO and the World Of Wellesley (WOW). Members of the planning committee ranged from Hardy staff and teachers to WPS staff and teachers as well as employed the diversity and benefitted from commitment of the parent community:...
Read more

Gold Star family members address WHS

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
Massachusetts Fallen Heroes, an organization dedicated to honoring the fallen, supporting Gold Star families and empowering veterans hosted its Annual Statewide Educational Program on May 25 at Wellesley High School. This statewide initiative is a part of the 2nd Annual Patriot Week, a 10-day series of events honoring local veterans and families of...
Read more

Conservation Council cleans up

The Wellesley Conservation Council wished to thank the local AYLUS (Alliance of Youth Leaders of the U.S.) and Girl Scout Troop 73505 for their spring cleanup work on April 8th at Cronk's Rocky Woodland on Crown Ridge Rd. The activities were organized by WCC board member Judith Boland included education on conservation practices and arts and...
Read more

‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ ballet upcoming

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
Miss Michelle’s Center for the Performing Arts of Wellesley will present its ninth annual Relevé Ballet Workshop performance of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" on June 11 at Wilson Middle School, 22 Rutledge Road in Natick at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 each at the door, $20 each pre-sale. The ballet, based upon the...
Read more

Smith receives full NROTC scholarship

Katrina Smith applied for and received a full Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship that she will use at Purdue University to study computer science and engineering. She is one of four recipients of the scholarship in New England. Marine Captain Patrick Deane presented the scholarship to Katrina at Wellesley High School awards ceremony...
Read more

With local charity, hope takes flight

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Gary Oberstein brings hope and joy to children and teens who need it most through a most unusual way: the wonder of small aircraft flight. Entering their fifth year, Above the Clouds flies out of Memorial Airport in Norwood, offering children and teens who are ill, disabled, underserved, or...
Read more

Walpole’s Buckley helps build winning culture in Columbus

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor In recent years, the sport of collegiate lacrosse has taken off in popularity all across the country, but especially, in the Big 10. This past holiday weekend, Walpole resident and Xaverian alum Luke Buckley helped pioneer the Ohio State Buckeyes to the program’s first ever NCAA Division I...
Read more

Paradise gymnasts thrive at Championships

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
Paradise Gymnastics in Walpole sent 11 gymnasts to compete at the Xcel Regional Championships on May 20 and 21. Regionals cover all of New England (CT, MA, ME, VT, RI) and New York - only the top three percent of the entire state make it each year. There are about 1000 girls in...
Read more

Off and running!

[caption id="attachment_18736" align="alignright" width="400"]Photos by Courtney Doherty Photos by Courtney Doherty[/caption] On Sunday, May 21, The Old Post Road school in Walpole held its annual fun run. Over 130 participants pre-registered for the fun run, which was immediately followed by a retirement party for Principal Steve Fortin. ...
Read more

Feehan Valedictorian, Salutatorian from Walpole

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
Bishop Feehan High School Principal Sean Kane has announced the students ranked in the top two positions of the Class of 2017, and both are from Walpole. Valedictorian Kathryn Sachs is the daughter of Dr. Henry Sachs and Dr. Teresa Van Buren. Kathryn and her family are members of Blessed Sacrament parish. Sachs has...
Read more