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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Library director says goodbye to Medfield

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Medfield prides itself on a fantastic library, with a huge selection of books and media, phenomenal activities, and a caring staff. One of the people who makes the Medfield Public Library such a treasured place is the director, Kristen Chin, known as Kris around the library. As much as...
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Gonser, Warrior football 3-0

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a thrilling 43-36 win at Ashland last week, Mitchell Gonser continued to light up the TVL on Friday evening with four touchdown passes, guiding the Medfield High football team to a 55-10 win over Norton (0-3) and moving the Warriors to 3-0 on the year. Medfield’s defense...
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Mad Men at the Medfield Library

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Correspondent On Thursday, visitors of the library observed Karen Antonowicz’s presentation on Cocktail Culture: The Mad Men Era. The audience was temporarily taken back into the days of the 1940s and 1960s. Karen Antonowicz, who gave the talk, dressed in cocktail culture style: a 1960s peach suit with a green hat. Antonowicz...
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2018 National Merit Scholars announced

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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 420 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of...
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MCPE hosting community trivia night

The Medfield Coalition for Public Education will host its annual trivia event on Friday, November 3, at the American Legion in Medfield. Teams of four adults will compete in a fun and friendly atmosphere to test their knowledge on a wide range of topics, including sports, politics, geography, history, arts and entertainment, and more. There...
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MFi Angel Run seeking anthem auditioners

The MFi Angel Run is holding a contest for a soloist, duet, or group to sing the National Anthem at the start of this year’s event on Sunday, December 3. Students in grades 6-12 who are residents of Medfield are encouraged to submit an audition video to the Medfield Foundation Facebook page or Twitter account, @MedfieldFndn,...
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Ceremony celebrates life of James Hugh Powers

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Earlier this year, Needham mourned the loss of James Hugh Powers, the longest serving Town Meeting member in Needham’s history. Powers was more than a prominent figure in town politics, though. He was a United States Marines veteran, a Harvard graduate, and a beloved member of the community. On September...
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Mad Science program electrifies Needham students

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The Needham Free Public Library invited children six and up to an electricity workshop on September 19. As the participants experimented with plasma balls, circuits, and conductors, they underwent a transformation from curious kids to mad scientists. Kaela, the instructor from Mad Science, a national science enrichment group, facilitated...
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Hibberts, Rockets win second straight

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 6-0 victory over Walpole last Friday night in the rain, the Needham Rockets (2-1) hosted Bay State Conference rival Newton North on Saturday afternoon looking to making it two wins in a row. Thanks to some explosive plays on offense in the second half by...
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Farmers Market continues into autumn

The Needham Farmers Market will continue this Sunday, bringing the best farm-to-table local produce, seafood and treats to the Center of Needham. Members of the community will find the Needham Farmers Market in its brand new location on Garrity Way, the paved driveway between Needham Town Hall and the Town Common. The Market is open...
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Junior Rockets battle Flyers

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Needham Junior Football had its first set of home games of the 2017 season on Saturday as Framingham came to town. In the competitive divisions, NJF went 2-2 with the fifth and seventh grade squads picking up victories. For week four, NJF heads to Norwood. B Squad – Needham 23, Framingham 20 – The...
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Needham Montessori School cuts ribbon

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Needham Montessori School held a ribbon cutting sponsored by the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce. During the ribbon-cutting, the non-profit Needham Education Foundation (NEF) was invited to accept a donation to their organization. The Needham Montessori School, which follow the guidelines of EEC and the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori, was created to...
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Paper cranes call for world peace

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter She’s known around Walpole for her kindness and generosity. She’s recognized by students as “The Peace Lady.” She’s an inspiration to people of all ages. She is Ora McGuire, a 93-year-old woman who has made it her mission for the last ten years to spread peace in the form...
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Remembering the Cocoanut Grove blaze

By Bill Lombardi Hometown Weekly Correspondent Saturday, November 28, 1942, was a cold night when 28 year-old Alice Ruth Brady and friends arrived at Cocoanut Grove in Boston. Brady lived at 274 East St. in Walpole and was a graduate of Walpole schools. She worked as a press feeder for a Walpole newspaper. Her destination was a nightclub...
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Lavanchy, Rebels roll to victory

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Football is a sport where few wins ever come easily, but the Walpole Rebels (1-2) made it look as such on Saturday afternoon against arch rival Norwood (0-3), blanking the Mustangs 37-0 for their first win of the young season. Senior quarterback Brett Lavanchy torched the Mustang secondary from...
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Pub-crawl cheers for new senior center

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter For most parents, September is a very busy month. As the kids settle back into school, fall activities start back up and families are forced to readjust their schedules. Consequently, this usually means parents’ social lives are temporarily put on pause while they adapt to the new changes that...
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Epiphany Parish Pumpkin Patch opens Saturday

Throughout the Halloween season, Epiphany Parish of Walpole (“the little gray church on the common”) will once again be selling pumpkins, gourds, mums and cornstalks. This annual sale, first held in 2006, has become a favorite fall event for many area families searching for that perfect Halloween pumpkin. This year, as always, the Epiphany Pumpkin...
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Walpole Trails Committee wins grant

The Walpole Trails Committee was recently notified that it won a Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Grant in the amount of $14,000. The money will be used for the construction of a 250 foot long boardwalk through the School Meadow Brook wetland, which is on the east side of Washington St. in Walpole across from the...
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Scouts fly Flags on the 48

Once again, Troop 44 Walpole has climbed one of the 48 4,000 foot mountains of New Hampshire. This is the sixth year Troop 44 has participated in this event, known as Flags on the 48. This event began on September 15, 2001, when six hikers ascended Mt. Liberty in order to express their grief for...
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Community celebrates sixth annual Westwood Day

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter It might sound cruel to send children to school on a Saturday, but none of Westwood’s families minded going to the high school on September 23. The parking lot was not filled with the cars of students and faculty, and school buses were not lined up outside of the...
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