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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Walpole High seniors graduate with excitement

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern Over 250 eager senior students crossed the Walpole High parking lot onto the Turco Field to accept their high school diplomas. Even though this past Sunday was grey and cloudy, the students’ smiles shined brighter than the sun. [caption id="attachment_18871" align="alignright" width="300"]Olivia Sheehan's first stop: diploma.... 			
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Westwood honors lost veterans

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Memorial Day is shown on TV and in movies as an occasion for barbecues and cook-outs - a time to don red, white, and blue apparel and eat hot dogs in your backyard with a cool one in your hand. While it has been celebrated in this way for...
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Police Explorers win big in Charlton

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On Saturday, May 20, Westwood Police Explorers finished first at the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Explorer competition held in Charlton, where they competed against teams from across the state and New York. In what is a grueling seven-hour contest, various police officers and advisors simulate scenarios and incidents police officers might encounter in the...
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A year on, Jardin’s influence still felt

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By Richard McDonough Hometown Weekly Correspondent Last year, Westwood was struck by tragedy when it lost Jack Jardin prematurely after a fatal car crash. On Wednesday, May 31, Jack’s life was commemorated by his family and friends along with those who ensured that his legacy would endure. For those who did not have to pleasure...
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Westwood girls win soccer tourney

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Westwood girls (plus three teammates from Milton) from Manny Fernandes Soccer Academy won the U14 Division of the Bridgewater Challenge Cup Soccer Tournament this weekend. The team was coached by Manny Fernandes....
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Summer Stage celebrates twentieth anniversary

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This year, Walpole’s educational theater program, Summer Stage, will be pulling out all the stops to celebrate their twentieth anniversary. Summer Stage began in 1997 with the mission to help kids grow as people as much as they grow as performers. Over two decades, Summer Stage has introduced hundreds of young performers to...
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OPR students celebrate Math Day

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mathday2Grade 5 students at Old Post Road School can count on having fun at their annual Math Day at Bird Park, and this year was no exception. Students enjoyed a variety of math-themed activities throughout the park, including an obstacle course that had students...
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‘ILoveYouToo’ stuns Walpole Library

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern On May 31, the Walpole Public Library presented a performance of the play “iloveyouiloveyouiloveyoutoo.” Written and directed by Alan O’Hare, the story follows Edmund (Terry Blanchard) and Marian (Barbara Bourgeois) a couple who present their life story while suffering with Alzheimer's. Before the performance, O’Hare presented the eager audience...
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Gaughan and Rebels cruise in round one

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Whenever Walpole and Norwood get together on the baseball diamond, it is due to be a heated and entertaining match, given the fierce rivalry these two Bay State Conference powers share. On Thursday, the No. 6 seed Rebels (13-7) hosted the No. 11 seed Mustangs (11-9) in the...
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Memorial Day ceremony pays tribute to vets

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Memorial Day is the day Americans honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S military. Originally known as Decoration Day, the holiday was created in the years following the Civil War. Established by General John A. Logan, a leader of an organization for Northern Civil War Veterans,...
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Wellesley High School class of 2017 graduates

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday June 2, Wellesley High School held its one hundred and forty eights graduation exercises, welcoming the class of 2017 into post-high school life. In a period of uncertain weather, this graduating class was extraordinarily lucky to have sunshine and a cool breeze for their ceremony outside. The...
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Conroy leads Raider lax to first-round win

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After earning the No. 6 seed in Division I South, the Wellesley High School varsity lacrosse team took on No. 11 Mansfield (12-7) at Darcey Field on Saturday afternoon in the first-round of the MIAA State Tournament. Led by senior attack-man and Skidmore College commit Brennan Conroy, the...
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Postcomers hold spring social

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The annual spring social of Postcomers, at the Wellesley College Club on May 15, brightened a showery day with some women festooned in flowery outfits and wide-brimmed decorated hats. A grand buffet luncheon was served and a group of five fine musicians from Wellesley High School played music from Mozart to modern for...
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How green is your garden?

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Nearly 150 Wellesley residents attended the Landscapes for Living: A Forum on Eco-Friendly Gardening and Lawn Care held at the Wellesley Free Library. Co-sponsored by Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, Sustainable Wellesley, Health Department, Recreation Department, Department of Public Works, and Wellesley Free Library, the forum offered several how-to workshops...
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Mass Hort throwing annual Garden Party

Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s second annual Garden Party will take place on June 15 in the historic Italianate Garden featuring a one-night-only “peek” into the neoclassical early 20th century Cheney-Baltzell Manor House. The garden benefit supports The Gardens at Elm Bank, located at 900 Washington Street, Wellesley. Henry Platt’s Jazz Quartet will be providing musical entertainment...
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BRYT program coming to Community Center

The BRYT program returns to Wellesley Community Center this month. The BRYT transition/bridge programs support students both academically and emotionally who have missed school for a medical or mental health reason or are in school but having a difficult time. The programs provide a place in the school for them to be as they work...
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Walpole UCC hosting organ recital

The United Church of Christ in Walpole will be hosting an organ recital on June 22 at 8 p.m. The featured musicians are United Church organist and music director, Alex Green, and special guest, violinist Sarah Ibbett playing a variety of pieces--both exciting and lovely--by Bach, Rheinberger and more. The organ recital is free and...
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Bird Park serving up Ice Cream Festival

The Trustees and the Friends of Bird Park invite the public to Bird Park’s Annual Ice Cream Festival on Saturday, June 17, from 4-7 p.m. The event will be held at Vista Field at Francis William Bird Park, East Walpole. Admission is free for games, music, and face-painting. Ice cream is $3 per cup. This year’s...
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VFW holds annual banquet

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The Lieutenant Manson H. Carter Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2498 in Needham held its Annual Banquet at the Post’s facility on Junction Street Thursday, June 1. The banquet is held each year to honor the past commanders of the Post, install new officers for the year, and award prizes to the Needham...
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