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Monthly Archives: June 2017

4th of July events in your area

Here is a quick guide to some of the 4th of July events in our local area:   Boston The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is free and open to the public and is held at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade located at 47 David G. Mugar Way, Boston. Monday, July 3 Official Rehearsal of the July 4 Show....
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Wolverine basketball wins international thriller

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By Ned Sheehan Hometown Weekly Intern On Tuesday, June 20, the Westwood High School boys varsity basketball team won a thrilling overtime game against the New England Colonials, an all-star team made up of some of the top prospects from over 10 different European nations. The Wolverines, who went 17-4 during the 2016-17 regular...
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Westwood youth hockey reunion ends with title

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It’s no secret that town hockey has taken a bit of a hit in recent years due to the massive increase of select and club hockey programs scattered all over the state of Massachusetts. In today’s hockey world, it is more common for a youth hockey team to be made up of players...
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Westwood Wallabies go undefeated

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The Westwood Wallabies, a U14 boys soccer team that played under the BAYS system through Westwood Soccer, finished their season undefeated. The accomplishment was made even sweeter by a promise from one of their coaches, Josh Morrison-Deutsch: if the boys went undefeated for the season, they could douse him with a bucket of...
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Troop 185 holds Court of Honor

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Wellesley Boy Scout Troop 185 held their summer Court of Honor on Monday, June 12, at the Italo-American Club. It was an exceptionally hot day, so after the annual BBQ, the Court of Honor took place outside. The scouts spent the spring earning merit badges; 52 Scouts qualified for a total of 124...
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Library kids perform show in one hour

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern On Wednesday, June 14, librarian Emma Caywood read a story to a group of elementary children. An hour later, after a brief rehearsal, she led the group through a performance of the story for parents and friends. [caption id="attachment_19303" align="alignright" width="300"]The cast dance their roles in ‘Brontorina.’... 			
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Raider rundown: Weycker, girls golf shine in 2016-2017

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor From start to finish, 2016-2017 was an incredibly successful year for Wellesley High School and youth athletics. All of the athletes who competed did so with honor, pure class, and extremely hard work. However, it would be a disservice to these boys and girls not to recognize the...
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Wellesley Girl Scouts earn Gold Award

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA) is proud to announce that Wellesley Girl Scouts Eleanor Boyd, Sinclaire Vandervoort and Abigail Yuan have earned the highest award in Girl Scouting: the Girl Scout Gold Award. They were honored with Gold Awardees from across the Commonwealth at a ceremony on Friday, June 9 at the...
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Walpole activists observe World Refugee Day

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By Mary Kate Nolan Hometown Weekly Intern On Tuesday, June 20, local activists braved the unrelenting heat to publicly observe the United Nations’ World Refugee Day. While its origin dates back to the 1950s, World Refugee Day has taken on renewed significance in light of the present-day Syrian Refugee Crisis. These activists were responding...
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Walpole’s ‘Self Titled’ slays at Hard Rock

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern On Saturday, June 17, local band Self Titled performed for a thrilled audience at Boston’s Hard Rock Cafe. The band includes Ali Ajemian (drums), Glynnis Brennan (bass/vocals), and Jess Gromada (guitar/vocals). [caption id="attachment_19239" align="alignright" width="300"]Glynnis Brennan (bass/vocals) of ‘Self Titled.’ Glynnis...
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Walpole’s United Church celebrates Pride

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Six months after anti-LGBTQ protesters began picketing outside of worship services at United Church in Walpole, the congregation on the common has not wavered in faith, and continues to stand proudly for the full inclusion of everyone. With June being LGBTQ Pride Month, the historic congregation welcomed the opportunity to continue Pride traditions,...
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Kraus mashes as Walpole Legion cruises

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s officially summertime when players from Medfield and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School put aside their differences and come together on the baseball diamond. Because DS does not have a summer Legion team, several of the Eastern Mass Division III champion Raiders such as Hank Reinhart and Ryan Sliwinski...
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‘Jungle Jim’ amazes Walpole youth

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By Gabe Stern Hometown Weekly Intern By 7:30 in the evening, most parents of young children take their first crack at winding down their kids and getting them ready for bed. That didn’t seem to affect a crowd of nearly 50 excited kids and parents on Monday night from flooding into the Walpole Library...
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Bird Park spearheading membership drive

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With the warmer weather, visits to Bird Park in Walpole increase significantly. Many walk the three-plus miles of paths and trails. Some take their children to the play area. Some play basketball on the courts or Frisbee on the field. Many enjoy the variety of events and programs offered - magic, music, yoga,...
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Rocket rundown 2016-2017: Shaughnessy, Conley, Burnett

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Oh what a year it was for the high school teams - and Needham athletics in general - in 2016-2017. There are so many names to point out and achievements to highlight, so let’s go all the way back to the beginning. August 26, 2016. Needham’s own Aly...
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Hicks takes medals at Senior Games

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At the 2017 National Senior Games, held in Birmingham, Alabama, from June 5-11, Needham’s master athlete, Amy Hicks, came home with four National Championship medals. Hicks' accomplishment represents the most she has ever made in in in one Senior Olympics out of 13 National Senior Games that she has competed in since 1991. Hicks...
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Rotary Club hosting Needham Carnival

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On July 7, 8, and 9 the Rotary Club of Needham and Cushing Amusements are bringing the Needham Carnival back to town. The day will feature rides, kiddie rides, family rides, thrill rides and games. The rides will be perched on the hill at Needham High School, visible from Highland Ave. Parking will...
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Children design bouncy balls at Library

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern The Needham Library hosted parents and children for a fun activity last week. On June 22, librarian Veronica McCarthy demonstrated how to make bouncy balls. Nearly 30 children mixed water, Borax detergent, cornstarch, and glue. In roughly 10 minutes, the children were whipping the balls off the wall, bouncing...
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Medfield Farmers’ Market in full bloom

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Christina Perrone Hometown Weekly Intern The Medfield Farmers’ Market has been a summer staple for seven years. Vendors from all around the Boston Area congregate every Thursday in front of the Unitarian Universalist Church. On Thursday, June 22, Hometown Weekly stopped by to talk to local farmers and artisans. At one stand was Tony Lulek....
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