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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Cultural Alliance, MEMO kick off holidays

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter December 1 is an important date on the calendar for those who celebrate the holidays. It means trees need to be put up, decorations are ready to be displayed, gifts are waiting to be bought, and that the holidays are just weeks away. In Medfield, December 1 also means it...
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Exchange Club spreads giving spirit

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Every December, the Exchange Club collects and donates holiday gifts to children in need. Both the Needham Community Council and the Walker Home receive and distribute these gifts. Each Exchange Club member takes home holiday gift bags to be filled with gifts for children in need. The gifts are suggested based on a list...
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Vine Lake Trust preserves Ware memorial

By the late 1840’s, the Ware family was residing in their home on South Street, which still stands today. The first person buried in their lot was Sarah Ellen Ware, who died at age 16 from typhoid fever in 1850. There are four other family members buried in there, the last one being her aunt...
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Medfield’s Letai heading to Olympic Trials

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Medfield High School senior Julie Letai has earned a spot at the U.S. Olympic Trials for short-track speed-skating. Airing live on NBC, the trials take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, on December 15-17. Sixteen women, ranging in age from 17 to 32, will compete for just three spots on the Olympic Team. Letai,...
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Medfield’s McNally commits to Canisius

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two weeks ago, nine Medfield High athletes, including Liam Gately (UMass-Lowell) and Thomas Schofield (Bryant), committed to play a sport in college by signing their national letters of intent. This past week, another Medfield High lacrosse player made his college decision as senior midfielder and faceoff specialist Dylan...
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DS hosts John O’Sullivan presentation

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On November 16, the Dover-Sherborn community hosted John O'Sullivan, founder and CEO of Changing the Game Project. John spoke to 400+ student-athletes at Dover-Sherborn High School after school, followed by a presentation to the DS High School and youth coaches. He then addressed over 125 parents and guardians in an evening presentation entitled...
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TVL awards filled with DS Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The annual Thanksgiving football game against Medfield on November 23 marked the end of an extremely successful fall athletic season for Dover-Sherborn Regional High School. This past week, the Tri-Valley League announced its award winners across all competitive sports, and many of the names came from DS....
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Local artist paints ‘Colors of Life’

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Local artist Fabio Xavier lives by the quote, “Do what you love and love what you do.” A talented and thriving painter and photographer, Xavier has incorporated his love for the arts into his daily life and has made it into a career. Hailing from Santa Adelia, S.P., Brazil, Xavier began...
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‘The Disaster Artist’ explores ‘The Room’

By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern “I did not hit her! I did not. Oh, hi Mark” is the staple of a modern cult classic that has swept the world in similar vein of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room” is a muddled experience filled with horrible acting, loose plot lines, and a tacky...
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Local seniors go Italian at Powisset

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Making fresh pasta and pasta sauce may seem like a daunting task, but Meg Tallon at Powisset Farm worked alongside members of the Dover and Westwood Councils on Aging to prove that a homemade Italian meal is actually quite simple. [caption id="attachment_23332" align="alignleft" width="400"]Meg Tallon... 			
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Dover’s Wu performing in ‘The Nutcracker’

Kaelyn Wu of Dover is performing in Boston Ballet’s production of Mikko Nissinen’s “The Nutcracker” in the role of Page. “The Nutcracker” opened on November 24 at the Boston Opera House, with performances through New Year’s Eve, December 31. Page-CostumeWu is a fifth grader at Chickering Elementary...
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Home of the Week – 5 Hamlin’s Crossing, Dover

This distinctly sited French country estate showcases an unsurpassed sense of style for elegant entertaining and for every day family enjoyment. The highest quality of design and materials are apparent throughout this extraordinary residence. Dramatic 2 story foyer with bridal staircase provides the introduction to beautiful light filled rooms. Custom features include soaring ceilings in...
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Wellesley Students make Eastern District Ensembles

On Saturday, November 18, over 900 music students from schools across the Eastern part of Massachusetts traveled to Milton High School to audition for the 2017-2018 Eastern District Music Ensembles. Students have been preparing for these auditions with their director’s guidance over the past several months. We commend all of the students who auditioned for...
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