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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Women’s choir harmonizes the Center

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Wednesday mornings at the Westwood Council on Aging are relatively quiet. Usually, an exercise class will meet and SHINE counselors make themselves available to those with appointments. But there’s one group that truly animates the Center through the power of music. Though they don’t yet have a name, the...
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Celtics are Westwood Girls Jamboree champs

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The Celtics, coached by Jeff Hurley and Brian Greally, eked out the championship win over the Magic, coached by Jason Macy. The games were a pleasure to watch - travel league teammates and friends on opposing town teams were blocking each others' shots one minute, then laughing and hugging the next. The girls'...
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First Baptist team visits Rosie’s Place

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A group of teens and adults from First Baptist Church of Westwood recently visited Rosie’s Place in Boston, where they helped prepare and serve dinner for approximately 150 guests. In addition, they delivered twenty “comfort bags” containing socks, gloves, snacks, and toiletries that had been put together by the participants of FBC’s Kids...
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Davis Museum opens spring exhibitions

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Since its establishment in its present form in 1993, the Davis Museum has been a reliable spot to enjoy arts and culture for students and visitors of Wellesley College. Free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, the Davis Museum offers incredible collections from around the globe. With...
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Documentary, discussion to recall St. Augustine

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent For many of us in Massachusetts, St. Augustine is just another pin on the map - another tourist destination in sunny Florida. Just a few decades ago, though, St. Augustine was the site of the bloodiest civil rights campaign. The campaign is the subject of the documentary “Passage at St. Augustine:...
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Garden Study Group celebrates 65 years

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The Wellesley Garden Study Group celebrated their 65th anniversary with a festive holiday luncheon party. It was a wonderful occasion to honor some of the original charter members - Ms. Polly Gardener and Ms. Libby Bachman were the honored guests representing the original charter members. Both ladies have contributed creatively to the club’s...
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The legacy of Walpole’s Old Town Hall

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter While it is now home to over 25 thousand people, in 1881, Walpole’s population hovered around two thousand. In that very year, the town spent a grand total of $29,322.65 to build what is one of Walpole’s most beloved buildings: Old Town Hall. On February 21, the Walpole Public...
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‘Sleeping Beauty’ to enchant Walpole

Tickets are on sale now for the Walpole Children’s Theatre’s winter production of the classic fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty.” Showtimes are March 2 at 7 p.m. and March 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Walpole Footlighters Playhouse, 2 Scout Rd. in East Walpole. A lively, creative version of the famed story, "Sleeping Beauty"...
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School artists holding show at mall

In honor of Youth Art Month, the Walpole Public Schools Art Department K-12, will be exhibiting student work at Barnes and Noble in the Walpole Mall for the month of March. There will be a reception on Tuesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. There is a book fair attached to this event and a portion of...
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Mad Science sparks chemistry interest

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter It may have been February vacation for Needham’s students, but they were still eager to learn. Thankfully, while their teachers were enjoying well-deserved time off, the Needham Free Public Library hosted Mad Science to give an engaging demonstration to the town’s youngsters. Specializing in visually captivating demonstrations to inspire children,...
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Kira Seamon to exhibit at library

As part of Art in Bloom, innovative photographer Kira Seamon will display her eye-catching photos of fall foliage trees and debut her new “flower eggs” at the Needham Library throughout the month of March. "Stained Glass Sky" showcases stunning autumn trees in a unique fashion ranging from the delicate to the dramatic. Kira's kaleidoscope photography...
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Eliot to host first Leprechaun Run

Eliot Elementary School’s first annual Leprechaun Run (5K) and Pot O’ Gold Mile (kids fun run) is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, at Cricket Field. The chip-timed 5K event is not limited to Eliot families; all are invited to participate. This is a run/walk meant for people of all ages. The Pot...
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Needham LEPC is state-certified

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The Needham Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was recently certified by the State Emergency Response Commission. The Local Emergency Planning Committee’s goal is to ensure the community is ready to respond during any emergency. This goal is accomplished by encouraging partnerships between the town, state, local businesses and residents through the exchange of...
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Art in Bloom coming next week

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Needham’s Art in Bloom is celebrating its 10th anniversary at the Needham Public Library next Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, March 11, from 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be 70+ mixed medium pieces of artwork by talented Needham High School students and teachers, each...
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Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse celebrates milestone

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter An estimated two billion birthday cards are sent each year, Dr. Thea Iberall shared in between open microphone performers. Although there were no birthday cards in sight, dozens of members of the community joined Thea to celebrate Expresso Yourself Coffehouse’s second birthday. Expresso Yourself is an open mic night, which...
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Troop 89 members are Eagle Scouts

Medfield’s Boy Scout Troop 89 members Patrick Edward O’Connor, Kyle Parker Heaney, Evan William Sepe and Mark Gerard Fitzpatrick were honored at their Eagle Court of Honor on February 10, 2018 at the Church of the Advent in Medfield. Family, friends, members of Troop 89, as well as state and local officials attended this event,...
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Medfield Community Garden registration opens

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Registration for the Medfield Community Garden on Plain Street has opened for the year. Plots are available on a first-request basis. Plots come in two sizes: 600 square feet – more than enough space to supply a family of four – and half-sized plots of 300 square feet for those wanting or needing less...
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Library hosts space-themed LEGO Challenge

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By Laura Drinan 
Hometown Weekly Reporter Since its inception in the late 1940s, The Lego Group’s tiny plastic construction bricks have exploded with popularity. The Denmark-based company has launched thousands of sets of LEGOs, whose various themes provide children with endless entertainment. With STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) based programs becoming more integrated...
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Sherborn Library launches new website

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The Sherborn Library has announced the launch of its new website, sherbornlibrary.org. This full-scale redesign of the Sherborn Library website was made possible through a $20,000 grant awarded by the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation to the Friends of the Sherborn Library. “We are so excited to provide the wide Sherborn Library community with...
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