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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Walpole marches for breast cancer awareness

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and at Walpole High School, everybody knows it. Walpole High’s Student Council spends hours and hours each year planning and prepping for the various activities to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. This year, Student Council planned the second annual Walpole High...
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Walpole addresses Alzheimer’s and discusses dementia

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Alzheimer’s is one of those cruel and heartbreaking diseases that has an impact on more than just the person suffering from it. It affects the lives of family and friends, too. While there is not yet a cure for Alzheimer’s and dementia, Julie McMurray from the Alzheimer’s Association came...
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Preteens find perfection in new author

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Libraries and bookstores house countless pages of stories waiting to be picked up by avid readers. One particular 304-page book flies off the shelves as preteens grab copies, soon to be sucked into the precise, yet chaotic, world of Elly Swartz’s “Finding Perfect.” To discuss her highly praised debut...
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Artist Scotti displaying at library

Artist Diane S. Scotti will be showing two special exhibits at the Walpole Public Library this month. The first, in the large common room area, is a large-works show of some related and unrelated subjects. Two 3x3-foot canvases of starlings in flight are alongside eggs, which are nestled in their beds of straw. The second exhibit...
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Governor Baker stumps in Walpole

Governor Charlie Baker offered an enthusiastic endorsement of State Senate candidate Jacob Ventura at a Walpole rally on October 7, ahead of the Special Senate Election scheduled for Tuesday, October 17. The rally, which also included speeches by Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, Selectmen chairman Eric Kraus, Walpole Chamber of Commerce president and former State...
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Simon Curtis says hello to ‘Christopher Robin’

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern Simon Curtis’ latest film, “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” depicts the grim origin of the classic “Winnie the Pooh” tales. The story revolves around the dysfunctional relationship between writer A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son, Christopher Robin (Will Tilston). Set post-WWI, Milne struggles raising his son due to PTSD, conflicts...
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Warriors down Wolverines, move to 5-1

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A week after beating Holliston for the first time in over a decade, the Medfield High School football team hosted Westwood on Friday evening for their final TVL regular season game before the MIAA playoffs. Behind a strong defensive effort, the Warriors (5-1, 3-1) defeated the Wolverines (1-5,...
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Wolverines battle with Warriors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A week after beating Holliston for the first time in over a decade, the Medfield High School football team hosted Westwood on Friday evening for their final TVL regular season game before the MIAA playoffs. Behind a strong defensive effort, the Warriors (5-1, 3-1) defeated the Wolverines (1-5,...
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Garden Club enjoys Powisset Farm lunch

For its first meeting of 2017-18, the Westwood Garden club was treated to a lunch at Powisset Farm in Dover. D.A. Hayden, general manger of Powisset Farm, gave a talk about the farm. She then introduced Chef Didi Emmons, who did a cooking demonstration and had her cookbook for sale. While Chef Emmons was preparing a...
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MCPE celebrates 30 Days for 30 Years

The Medfield Coalition for Public Education (MCPE) launched its “30 Days for 30 Years” fundraising campaign on October 16. MCPE is a non-profit organization which raises funds for the benefit of all five Medfield Public Schools in the form of educational grants. To read more about these grants, or to contribute to their 30th Anniversary...
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WLT hosting annual art exhibit

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Westwood Land Trust (WLT) will be hosting the 11th annual Capturing Nature in Westwood Art Exhibit to raise awareness and appreciation for the community’s beautiful natural environment. Residents are encouraged to go outside, look around and explore, and “capture” the natural beauty one sees through a painting, 3-D piece, photograph, or any other...
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Medfield celebrates Fire Prevention Week

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Having settled into their new station last year, the Medfield Fire Department was excited to invite the community to join them on October 11 for an evening of entertainment and socializing, while learning about fire safety. Since last week was Fire Prevention Week, the local firefighters organized the...
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Zullo Gallery presents Juried Exhibition

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Stepping into Medfield’s Zullo Gallery, it almost feels as if one has teleported to an upscale art gallery in the heart of New York City. The bright airiness of the top floor gallery brings a sense of peace as visitors head towards the most alluring pieces hanging on the...
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Great Hall Performance Series kicks off

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Vintage Voices revive sentimental songs

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Every Tuesday, the multipurpose room of Needham’s Center at the Heights is filled with the sounds of laughter, singing, and piano notes. Keeping Needham’s most musical seniors busy, the Center’s Vintage Voices inspired participants to join the choir director, Tom Gallant, and pianist, Jack Cadigan, in performing old favorites. With...
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Styrofoam collection day coming to town

On October 28, from 9 to 1, volunteers will be collecting Styrofoam from Town residents who have a Medfield Transfer Station sticker. Changes have been made to what items can be accepted due to vendor requests and recycling market changes. Only white Styrofoam can be collected. What can be collected includes packing blocks, clean white take-out...
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Millis-Berfield Band playing the Expresso

The Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse returns at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 26 North Street, Medfield. This month’s Coffeehouse will feature The Millis-Berfield Band. The theme for the evening is “Movin’.” The Millis-Berfield Band features three talented and fun performers who have been playing together for over five years. Their...
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Seniors brew up conversations with cops

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Those driving by Needham’s Center at the Heights the morning of October 12 might be anxiously awaiting the week’s police log to see why police cruisers were parked around the building. Well, they weren’t responding to any kind of report of a crime at the Center. Instead they were...
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Rocket volleyball headed back to tournament

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was quite the week for the Needham High School varsity volleyball team. The Rockets (9-4) earned three shutout victories over Newton South, Weymouth, and Braintree to qualify themselves for the state tournament before traveling down I-95 and placing second in the Rhode Island Invitational over the weekend against some...
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Sherborn celebrates 75 years of fire safety

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter To celebrate both 75 years of service and Fire Prevention Week, the Sherborn Fire Department welcomed the community to their North Main Street station on October 15 for an afternoon of activities for children and adults. A chili competition, raffle prizes, pizza, cotton candy, and sausages were perfect fuel for...
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