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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Walpole Little Leaguers on NESN Clubhouse

On Sunday, May 21, the Walpole Astros Little Leaguers appeared on NESN Clubhouse, the commercial-free Red Sox pre-game show for kids that airs every Sunday 90 minutes before Red Sox games on NESN. They were joined NESN hosts Jahmai Webster, TJ Hourigan and Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster in the NESN studio for...
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McEvoy lifts Rockets to comeback victory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High varsity boys lacrosse team has thrived in the Bay State Conference in 2017, going unbeaten in league play and finishing the regular season with a 16-3 record. Needham’s schedule has to be up there as one of the most difficult in all of Massachusetts, given...
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Hillside takes Nutrition honor

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The national, non-profit School Nutrition Association has awarded Christina Hartman the Northeast regional Employee of the Year Award, which recognizes the valuable contribution of school nutrition employees who exhibit a remarkable commitment to the school meal program and the students they serve. Hartman works at Hillside Elementary School in Needham. Christina Hartman does all...
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Great weather greets Great Bear Run

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Over 1000 runners and walkers from 66 towns from age 11 months old to 92 years young gathered on Sunday, May 21 for the 27th annual running of the Needham Youth Track Club’s Great Bear Run at Pollard School. Dan Vassallo of Peabody repeated his 2016 win in the 5K run in 15:24...
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NEF grant brings Spheros to Needham

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Maria DeCicco has been a classroom teacher for the past 20 years, which has allowed her to fully understand how financial limitations can impact the curriculum, resources, and technology in schools. DeCicco recently applied for, and received, a $10,000 grant from the Needham Education Foundation, a generous foundation which...
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Doyle, Linden and Raider track win TVL title

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In 2017, the Dover-Sherborn varsity boys track team made school history by winning their first TVL title since 1986. The Raider runners did exceptionally well at the Division IV Championship Meet, as after winning the same event in the TVL championships, senior PJ Doyle broke the school record in the javelin with a...
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Pine Hill kids win math tournament

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Sherborn Pine Hill Elementary School math team won the first place at the 4th Middlesex Math Madness Tournament that took place on May 20 at the Memorial School in Burlington. The eight winning students from Pine Hill are Alex Chen, Angie Feng, Lauryn Gong, Alice Lin, Aidan Szeto, Alexander Tayebati, Dean Troung, and...
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Dover Library’s shining children’s program

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Super Awesome Fun Time is a Dover Library institution. While the Library has a diverse and rich slate of children’s programming, this particular event is the highlight and staple. This past week, the Library had over 100 people, children and parents included, to participate in the weekly event. Super...
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Senior Café a Sherborn staple

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Every Thursday, the Sherborn Council on Aging offers a Senior Café. This event, which has been going on for over 20 years, is a time for seniors not only to savor a freshly cooked meal, but also to socialize, receive some entertainment, and enjoy themselves. The event is sponsored...
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State Hospital development takes next steps

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The discussion over the future of the Medfield State Hospital area has been a long one. After presenting the community with four different options and collecting copious amounts of feedback, the Medfield Reuse Committee has created two scenarios, which were presented to the community on May 24. In addition...
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Medfield Library to open new makerspace

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff With the new Friends Bookstore moved to the main level of Medfield Public Library, what will take its place in the library’s lower level? Shelving and walls are coming down, and throughout May and early June the space once home to the bookstore is transforming into something new: a...
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Medfield boys and girls lax gear up for tournament

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a successful regular season that saw a 2-0 sweep of arch-rival Dover-Sherborn and a share of the TVL title, the Medfield High School varsity boys lacrosse team earned the No. 2 overall seed in the MIAA Division II Central/East Sectionals on Friday. The Warriors (12-6) will face...
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Karen Richards’ children’s book an inspiration

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Writing a children’s book is no easy feat. Writing a children’s book while suffering from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) throughout your entire life is absolutely incredible. Medfield's Karen Richards, 17, recently wrote and published a children’s book in collaboration of her grandfather, the illustrator, and Chuck Pinkham, a graphic designer. Her book,...
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‘Playful Parenting’ and connecting with kids

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On Wednesday, May 10, Dover Sherborn’s Challenge Success Parent Advisory Group hosted a community talk by Dr. Larry Cohen, child psychologist and author of "Playful Parenting." Throughout the evening, Dr. Cohen offered parents practical strategies on connecting and playing with their children to help make them more secure, confident and happy. He explained...
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David Ortiz makes book tour stop in Wellesley

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday morning at 8:50 a.m. I stood in a line wrapping around the entirety of Wellesley Books to buy “Papi: My Story” in order to have it signed by the one and only David Ortiz. By the time I made my way through the front door to purchase...
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Courtyard Sunfest at WHS shines

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Courtyard Sunfest, WHS’s first outdoor music festival, drew a nice crowd and was a shining success, even though grey skies and the cool and damp afternoon made it feel more like September than May. Sunfest was the senior project idea of six WHS seniors. It featured a musical performance by the...
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Relay for Life comes alive

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Relay for Life has is a year-round operation, but all of the hard work that goes into its planning and execution cumulate at the main event. This year, Relay for Life was held from May 20 to the 21st. Kick-off was at 4 p.m., with speakers, activities, a Survivor’s Dinner, and...
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WMS relishes Mini-Marathon

The Wellesley Middle School Mini-Marathon was held on May 4 at the Sprague playing fields. marathon2 marathon1 Nearly 1,000 students ran or walked the 2-mile course. The event was organized by the WMS Fitness and Health staff in partnership with...
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Six Scouts awarded Eagle rank

On Sunday, April 30, 2017, Wellesley Boy Scout Troop 185 convened an Eagle Court of Honor at the Italo-American Educational Club on Oak Street to award Scouting’s highest rank, the Eagle rank, to six members of the troop. Eric Martin Carlson, Nathaniel Gray Gordon, Ryan Barrett Hennessee, Alexander Christian Luzaitis, Alexander Edmund Prideaux, and Matthew...
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Raiders and Rockets renew lacrosse rivalry

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the Bay State Conference’s premiere lacrosse programs took to the field last Tuesday afternoon in some beautiful weather as the third-placed Wellesley Raiders (10-5) and conference-leading Needham Rockets (14-2, No. 6 in the state) wrote the next chapter in their storied and heated rivalry. Led by...
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