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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Foamtown weekly

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[/caption]After being postponed...
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Finding Common Ground seeks political understanding

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Do you believe there is a growing divide among your fellow citizens? Have you been feeling ridiculed or attacked for your political beliefs? Are you fearful about the future of our country? Have politics increased your level of anxiety? If the answer was yes to any of these questions,...
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Westwood COA celebrates 50 years

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Lina Arena-DeRosa, Director of the Westwood Council on Aging, never does anything small. When the Patriots won the Super Bowl, she put together an impromptu celebration party to watch the parade in Boston and sit with friends eating hamburgers and potato salad. Opening day for the Red Sox was...
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Alec MacGillivray, from Westwood to Nashville

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Athletes in today’s world see all types of adventures in their lives after hanging up the cleats. Some, like Manny Pacquiao and Curt Schilling, get involved in politics. Others, like Brian Bosworth, pick up acting. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t. When it comes to Alec MacGillivray,...
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New Lions chapter roars into Wellesley

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent It has been 40 years since Wellesley had an active Lions Club chapter. Bringing the Lions back to town, Ivette Mesmar, incoming charter President for the Wellesley Centennial Lions Club, celebrated with fellow charter members, members of the Holliston Lions Club (their sponsor), and several dignitaries as the newest...
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Milkweeds for butterflies

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Sustainable Wellesley (SW) is offering a new variety of milkweed plant this season: asclepias tuberosa. “We are so happy with the support that Wellesley residents (and some folks from neighboring towns) have shown for the monarchs,” said Laurel Landers from Sustainable Wellesley. “Through our initiative, neighbors have planted more than...
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Ward mashes Wellesley Williamsport to victory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After winning their respective districts in early July, the Walpole American and Wellesley North 12-year-old Williamsport All-Star teams met on Wednesday night at Ryan Field in Charlestown for their first round-robin matchup in the state sectionals. Behind a five RBI performance by Hagan Ward (three-run home run, two-RBI...
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Library acquires St. George painting

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William “Bill” St. George, who passed away in March of 2015, was a late-life artist of great talent who made paintings of his native Walpole, among other subjects. One of those home-town paintings is titled “Main Street,” and is a lively and colorful view of Walpole’s central thoroughfare as seen from the tip...
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Gazebo Players present ‘Merchant of Venice’

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By Mary Kate Nolan Hometown Weekly Intern On the evening of June 22, a throng of people, pets, and blood-thirsty mosquitoes gathered at Rocky Woods Reservation in Medfield to see the Gazebo Players of Medfield present William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” on opening night. The Gazebo Players’ summer production will soon be performed at...
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Children’s Theatre delights audiences with ‘Pinocchio’

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern Last week at the Walpole Footlighters Playhouse, Walpole Children’s Theatre (WCT) presented their production of “Pinocchio.” The classic tale follows the notorious puppet who desires to be a real boy. The production opened on Friday, July 21 to great acclaim from its audience. Gepetto (played by Riley Mulroy) creates puppets....
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Preto, Walpole Williamsport battle in sectionals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After winning their respective districts in early July, the Walpole American and Wellesley North 12-year-old Williamsport All-Star teams met on Wednesday night at Ryan Field in Charlestown for their first round-robin matchup in the state sectionals. Behind a five RBI performance by Hagan Ward (three-run home run, two-RBI...
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Corcoran thrives in Bruin development camp

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly What goaltender James Corcoran did in 2016-2017 for Walpole High School hockey will forever be remembered after he recorded a state-leading 14 shutouts (postseason included) and allowing just 11 goals throughout the entire regular season, pioneering the Rebels to their first Super Eight berth in program history. On July 6,...
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Project VAN promotes service

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter For 20 years now, Project VAN (Volunteers around Needham) has been providing youth entering grades eight through twelve with the opportunity to participate in one-day community service projects around the Needham community. On Thursday, July 20, Project VAN was at Mitchell Elementary School helping with beautification outside. “Typically we...
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NASA engineer to Skype with Library

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The Children’s Department of the Needham Free Public Library is offering children ages 8 and up the unique opportunity to Skype with a NASA engineer. The event will begin with a 20 minute presentation about NASA’s plans for Mars and the Deep Space Exploration System (Orion and SLS). After the presentation, the engineer...
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MacAfee following in father’s footsteps, and then some

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Only the elite of the elite are able to attend the United State Military Academy in West Point, New York. The class schedule and grueling amounts of training that the cadets go through on a typical day at West Point is hard enough on its own. Add in...
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Rube Goldberg comes alive at library

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Rube Goldberg drew 50,000 cartoons over the course of his lifetime, depicting some of the craziest, wackiest, and most complicated ways of completing simple tasks. His illustrations included using a magnifying glass with the sun to create an alarm clock, or knocking over a domino using a series of...
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Gazebo Players present ‘Merchant of Venice’

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By Mary Kate Nolan Hometown Weekly Intern On the evening of June 22, a throng of people, pets, and blood-thirsty mosquitoes gathered at Rocky Woods Reservation in Medfield to see the Gazebo Players of Medfield present William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” on opening night. The classic play follows Bassanio, a young Venetian who wishes...
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Medfield music CDs on sale

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If you’re looking for great music from Medfield students, look no further. The award-winning Medfield High School Music Program produced two CDs this year – one for the Jazz Band, and another a compilation featuring Concert Band, String Orchestra and Concert Choir – and both are on sale at Park Street Books for...
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Drometer earns track All-Scholastic

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor In 2017, few athletes were more dominant on the track than Medfield native and Thayer Academy sophomore Owen Drometer, who took home the ISL and New England crowns in both the 800 (1:57.13) and 1500 (4:03.46) meter races and was awarded the honors of ISL MVP. Drometer finished...
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40Back? Fixing Medfield’s affordable housing problem

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By Amelia Tarallo 
Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent 

For the past few years, Medfield residents have been fighting to ensure that the Medfield Meadows development never makes its way off paper. The initial plans for the development included over 200 units and a modern architectural style and size that many residents believed did not fit with...
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