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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Montrose School wins soccer championship

The Montrose School varsity soccer team won the 2017 Independent Girls Conference championship, defeating a talented Brimmer and May team, 2-1, at home in Medfield. The Mavs, who are undefeated in their league this season, captured the hard-fought victory to the cheers of the entire school community. Montrose School Athletic Director Julie Ruggieri told Montrose...
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Library presents first holiday wrap-a-thon

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The checklists are nearly completed, the shopping is coming to an end, and the gifts are piling up. With two days of Hanukkah left and just a week before Christmas, Sherborn residents needed to start wrapping. Gift-wrapping can be a daunting task, though, especially for those who tend to opt...
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CDC spearheads holiday diaper/wipe drive

The teachers and families of the The Center for the Development of Children (CDC) recently had the honor of partnering with a great organization, Horizons for Homeless Children, in order to assist those in need. The mission of Horizons for Homeless Children is to improve the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts and help...
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‘Parachute Play’ celebrates season’s first snowfall

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Every month, the Medfield Public Library’s Children’s Department hosts a program that combines literacy with gross and fine motor skills development. It’s a program thoroughly enjoyed by toddlers and their caregivers, and undoubtedly a perfect program to attract the town’s youngest readers to the library. Through the Medfield Coordinated Family...
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Medfield High musicians amaze community

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter After two sold out “Spaghetti with Santa” events at Medfield High School, there is no doubt that the students and community are dedicated to Medfield’s music program. On December 13, the students showed their love for music and commitment to their program at the annual winter concert, featuring the concert...
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Rockets skate to 2-2 tie with Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Last year’s magical Super Eight run by the Walpole High varsity boys hockey team is one that will forever be remembered in this area. However, now three games into the 2017-2018 season, it’s all about the present for head coach Ron Dowd and his group. On Saturday night...
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This Old Town – The story of Ruth

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From her arrival in Medfield in 1927 until her death on November 8, 2006 at age 107, she was one of the most recognized people in Medfield, especially at St. Edward Church. She married and raised her family here, and for her entire time in Medfield, St. Edward Church was the center of...
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Anderson, Wolverines outlast Dubbs, Warriors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After falling 61-58 in their season opener at home against Norton, the Westwood High School varsity boys basketball team traveled to TVL rival Medfield last Tuesday night looking to climb into the win column for the first time this season. Behind a stout collective shooting performance in the second...
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‘Medfield After Dark’ set for Jan. 6

Medfield High School Theatre Society will be performing Medfield After Dark (MAD) on Saturday, January 6, at 7, at MHS’s Lowell Mason Auditorium. This comedy variety show includes a number of short skits written and directed by select MHS seniors. Performed in the style of Saturday Night Live and jam-packed with energy and jokes, MAD...
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Center at Medfield celebrates anniversary

The Center at Medfield is celebrating 10 years at their One Ice House Road location and invites the public to join the celebration at The Center, Sunday, January 7, from 2–4 p.m. The event will include light refreshments, entertainment, testimonials, and is free to the public. The formation of the Medfield Council on Aging was approved...
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Needham Artist Nydam exhibiting in Wellesley

Anne E.G. Nydam, Needham artist and author, has an exhibition of relief block prints on display at the Wellesley Library main branch lobby gallery for the month of December. The show, “Around the World,” features 25 block prints inspired by locations in eight countries and ten states. Buildings, plants and animals, landscapes, and images of...
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History Center celebrates a creepy Christmas

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Andy Williams’ famous song, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” is one we hear often during the holiday season. Most of us listen to the lyric, “There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of old glories of Christmases long, long ago,” without thinking much of it. Jeff Belanger, a...
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Better (gingerbread) homes and gardens

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Although it’s one of the most festive crafts to be done in December, gingerbread house decorating usually ends in a mess of sprinkles, half-eaten candy, and sticky frosting all over the place. Luckily, the Wellesley Free Library doesn’t shy away from a craft just because of the mess that may...
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UMass lax star Connolly named Wellesley coach

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor When Rocky Batty stepped down from his head coaching position at Wellesley High School back in August, the conversation quickly shifted from “thank you, coach Batty” to who would take over the reigns. Wellesley, a program that is known for residing in the top tier of the Bay State Conference year...
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Charles River Ballet performing at New Year

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Forty-four students from Needham’s classical ballet school, Charles River Ballet Academy, will perform on the Needham Town Hall stage on December 31 at 1:30 p.m. as part of New Years Needham. The performance will feature classical pieces from "Sleeping Beauty," "Graduation Ball," and "Giselle," as well as original choreography to the music of...
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Needham Bank celebrates girls lax champs

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While the college freshman were home for Thanksgiving break, the Needham High School girls lacrosse team gathered for a luncheon at one of the family’s homes to celebrate the team’s state championship. During the luncheon, Needham Bank celebrated the students’ accomplishments by presenting each player and coach with a state championship jacket. “The lacrosse...
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Needham Bank Celebrates girls golf champs

While seniors were home for Thanksgiving break, Needham Bank recognized the Wellesley girls golf team’s achievement of winning the state championship by presenting jackets to the team at a presentation in the school’s atrium. The entire team was in attendance, along with coach Ken Bateman, Needham Bank’s Wellesley Branch Manager, Stephen Walls, and the Bank’s...
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The Center hosts first Snow Ball

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On December 13, Needham’s Center at the Heights invited seniors to dance the cold (and the evening) away at the first ever Snow Ball. Although most seniors would prefer to never endure the New England winter’s snow again, a handful happily welcomed a chance to hit the dance floor and enjoy...
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Wellesley Scouts attain Eagle rank

On Sunday, December 10, Wellesley Boy Scout Troop 185 convened an Eagle Court of Honor at the Christ Church, United Methodist on Brook Street to award Scouting’s highest rank, the Eagle rank, to six members of the Troop. In addition to Troop members and their families, grandparents, relatives and siblings from around New England joined...
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Wellesley Rotary to host Michael Tobin

The Rotary Club of Wellesley has announced that Michael Tobin will present at its January 2 meeting at the Wellesley College Club. Michael will speak about the Wellesley Conservation Council. Michael Tobin is a volunteer officer and board member of the Wellesley Conservation Council, Wellesley's non-profit land trust, since 2015. He serves on the membership, social...
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