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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Needham Antiques Show coming soon

The 20th annual Needham Antiques Show will be held on Sunday, November 5, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Needham High School. By bringing a printed copy of this article to the door, attendees will receive a Beth Shalom Garden Club (BSGC) $1 discount off the $7 admission fee. Beth Shalom Garden Club, sponsor...
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Historical Society celebrates, rebrands at meeting

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Everyone who attended third grade in Needham knows about the town’s Historical Society. Their 1850’s School House Days program sends third graders back to the mid nineteenth century to experience class in the little red schoolhouse. The Needham Historical Society invites not only third graders to review history, but...
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Needhamites celebrate Indian culture with Diwali

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Needham’s Indian community gathered at the local VFW on October 21 for an evening of friends, food, music, and dancing to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. The annual festival is celebrated with different traditions and festivities over five days. Last year, Needhamites celebrating Diwali decided it was finally...
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Emilia Dahlin playing Homegrown Coffeehouse

Emilia Dahlin will take the stage at the Homegrown Coffeehouse on Saturday, October 28, at 8:00 p.m., at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, at the corner of Great Plain and Dedham Avenue in Needham center. There is free parking and full handicapped accessibility. Admission is $15, $12 for students and seniors, to benefit the...
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St. Joseph’s hosting Information Night

St. Joseph Elementary School is inviting parents to their Information Night on Thursday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m., to learn more about its mission, curriculum, school community, and newly renovated building. The meeting will be held in the St. Joseph School Library on 90 Pickering Street in Needham. Noted for its academic excellence, the school provides...
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Needham’s Haney wins CM Invitational

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School boys and girls cross country teams both earned a second-place finish at the CM Invitational on Saturday at Franklin Park in Dorchester. The second-place finish by the girls, who were led by senior Nell Haney, qualified Needham for states. Haney finished the 3.1-mile course with a...
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Wolverine field hockey earns senior night win

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off consecutive hard fought road wins against Bellingham (1-0) and Medway (2-1), the Westwood High School varsity field hockey team returned home on Wednesday to play host to Ashland for their senior night. Following a gritty performance, the Wolverines (8-4-2) pulled out a 2-1 victory. Senior captain Tess...
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Susan’s Surprise inspires Halloween decorating

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Kindergarten and first graders excitedly await the third Thursday of every month for Susan’s Surprise. With Children’s Librarian, Susan Allison, kids enjoy a crafty activity and a chance to meet other children their age. In September, the students at Susan’s Surprise K – First Grade Fun made crafts using their...
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Giunta, Warriors grind past Lavanchy, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite not playing in the same conference, Walpole and Medfield High School competing on any athletic surface seems to always hold big-time implications and see thrilling performances by both sides. The last time two varsity teams from Walpole and Medfield High School squared off was the 2017 Division II...
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WYWC yard sale a success

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The Westwood Young Women’s Club (WYWC) hosted its second annual town-wide yard sale on October 14. With 46 houses participating, the club raised $1,170 in donations to help maintain the Westwood Tot Lot and School Street Playground over the coming year. For a donation of $25, each participating household was given a spot on...
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Music Association holding wreath sale

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Medfield Music Association has launched its annual holiday wreath sale to help raise funds for trip scholarships and other expenses for over 150 Medfield High School music students. Wreath sales can also benefit Blake Middle School students who participate in the annual Six Flags music festival trip. Wreaths are $20 each and buyers...
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Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Medfield High School’s UNICEF Club is coordinating with the principals of Memorial, Wheelock and Dale to bring Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF back to Medfield this Halloween. The students in these schools will receive their UNICEF collection boxes the week of October 23. Club members ask that residents who plan on passing out candy this Halloween also set...
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MHS theatre program hosting donation drive

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Medfield High School’s theatre program will be hosting a donation drive on November 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Medfield High School auditorium lobby. Friends of MHS Theatre Society has once again partnered with Savers Thrift Stores, who will pay the group by the pound for the community’s donations of clothing,...
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Local author discusses surviving medical trauma

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter After suffering a massive stroke as a result of a ruptured brain aneurysm, Astrid Hendren laid in bed, listening to her doctor describe the malformation at the tip of her brain stem. The doctor told the 32-year-old patient: “We’ll try to fix it, but if I can’t get to...
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‘The Snow Queen’ set to enchant Medfield

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Medfield High School Theatre will be performing the play "The Snow Queen" on October 27 at 7 p.m. and October 28 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., at MHS’s Lowell Mason Auditorium. The script, written by Tyler J. Monroe and adapted from the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, follows a brave and...
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Public schools in full swing

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Parent Information Nights are completed and school is in full swing in Medfield. The school district welcomed several new teachers and even more new students – 103 students joined the district for 2017-2018. The high school is seeing the biggest staff change with twelve new teachers. Principal Robert Parga notes an atypical combination...
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Christmas Cookie Walk is back

The Christmas Cookie Walk is back in town and looking for dozens and dozens of bakers. “We are so excited to bring this awesome event back to our community,” said Kathy Smith, Saint Edward & Saint Jude Christmas Cookie Walk Chairperson. Smith went on to explain Medfield’s First Baptist Church ran this successful and highly-anticipated fundraiser...
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Clare, Raiders gut out key win

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Home games have been the bread and butter for the Wellesley High School boys soccer team in 2017, as entering Tuesday night’s contest with Framingham, the Raiders (9-2-1) sported a 6-0-1 record on their home turf. Despite trailing 2-1 in the second half, the Raiders battled back with...
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‘Sweeney Todd’ coming to WHS

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That infamous demon barber, Sweeney Todd, will soon be wreaking his havoc on Rice Street. With book by Hugh Wheeler and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this dark and witty tale is rife with love, murder and revenge. Awarded eight Tony Awards for its Broadway premiere, including Best Musical, “Sweeney Todd” is...
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Experimental theater coming to Westwood

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In less than a month, The Fisher School will open its doors to the public for the premier of artist Madeline Bugeau-Heartt’s latest theatrical endeavor “A Crack of Strange Light.” The first segment of this strangely spiritual performance series will be performed in the restored one-room school house on November 12 at 4...
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