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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Art In Bloom Roadshow coming soon

On Tuesday, March 13, at 9:30 a.m., the Chicatabot Garden Club invites the public to hear about the Museum of Fine Arts’ Art In Bloom in the comfort of the Dover Library Community Room. Michelle Lord will give a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the 40 year history of this annual, extremely popular event at the Museum,...
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Dover Dems elect convention delegates

Registered Democrats in Dover recently held a caucus to elect delegates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Elected as delegates were Rob Andrews, Erin Rodat-Savla, and Carina Sullivan. Peter Hoffman, Kevin Luey, and Candice Sullivan were elected as alternate delegates. Committee Co-Chair Carol Lisbon will also be attending as a delegate. “It was a great caucus...
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For some birds, love is in the air

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent With winter’s icy grip still clutching the landscape, it is hard to imagine local birds nesting and laying eggs, events most people associate with spring. Yet with spring still over a month away, some of the area’s birds are already well into breeding season. A bird’s sole purpose for...
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Hometown communities a lacrosse gold mine

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Lacrosse has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, and the seven towns that Hometown Weekly covers (Dover, Medfield, Needham, Sherborn, Walpole, Wellesley, Westwood) have all become certifiable hotbeds for the sport. But how hot, exactly? Currently, 37 NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse players reside in, or are natives to,...
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‘Brothers Sing On!’ brings together generations

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Wellesley High School recently presented “Brothers Sing On!”, an all-male a cappella festival hosted by the Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus. This unique concert brought together talented male singers young and old, all united by a shared love of a cappella music. Photo Feb 11, 4 34 12 PM Read more

Wellesley celebrates Year of the Dog

By Laura Drinan 
Hometown Weekly Reporter Loyalty. Compatibility. Kindness. These are character traits of the dog, the eleventh position of the Chinese zodiac. Chinese communities around the world will be celebrating the Year of the Dog for Chinese New Year, their most important holiday. Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the date for Chinese New Year changes...
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Wellesley students make District Junior Ensembles

On Saturday, January 27, over 950 music students from schools across the eastern part of Massachusetts traveled to Needham High School to audition for the 2018 Eastern District Junior Music Ensembles. Students have been preparing for these auditions with their director’s guidance over the past several months. The Wellesley Performing Arts Department has announced that 43...
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Scouts hold winter Court of Honor

Wellesley Boy Scout Troop 185 held their winter Court of Honor on Monday, February 5, at the Italo-American Club. The masters of ceremony were Zane Salameh and Glen Manglapus, Troop 185's co-senior patrol leaders. They introduced the other leaders in the Troop and coordinated the awards ceremony. Since the previous Court of Honor in June...
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Tobin, Bishop, Wellesley skiers conquering slopes

For the first time in many years, weather has not been a factor in the alpine skiing season. A cold December allowed significant training time and by the time the race season opened in January, both Blue Hills in Canton and Ski Ward in Shrewsbury had plenty of snow to host races. The Wellesley High...
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Westwood girls victorious on senior night

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a hard-fought comeback that resulted in a mere one-point overtime loss to rival Holliston on Friday, the Westwood High School girls varsity basketball team returned home to square off against non-league foe, Needham, on Sunday evening as part of the Riley Winter Classic. Sunday’s game also happened...
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Westwood’s Philbin is town’s energy man

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By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent There was a time not too long ago when there were lights at the library that didn’t work. Streets weren’t always as bright as they are now. The town was burning money on outdated technology and inefficient energy systems. Then, Tom Philbin came along. Philbin, a New York City native with...
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Wellesley softball fields receiving improvements

Wellesley softball athletes are closer to getting long-awaited - and much needed - improvements to their fields next to the tennis courts along Washington Street. A proposal for improvements has been under discussion by the Community Preservation Committee, Natural Resources Commission, and Playing Fields Task Force for some months. The proposal recently took a big...
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COA celebrates Valentine’s Day

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Tucked between Thurston Middle School and Westwood High School is the Westwood Council on Aging. Though it may be small in comparison to the two buildings that sandwich it, the senior center puts on some huge events, like the annual Valentine’s Day party last Wednesday. In the center’s multi-purpose room,...
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Westwood students excel in Academic Decathlon

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Westwood students recently competed in Academic Decathlon; their team performance was impressive enough to qualify them for States at Harvard University on March 3. Among the students competing were Annabel Cimbal (who earned a gold medal in Math), Isabella Georges (bronze medals in Math, Music, Essay; silver medal in Interview; ribbon for top...
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Westwood Dems elect convention delegates

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On Saturday, February 10, Westwood Democrats met to elect delegates to the State Convention in Worcester. Forty attendees gathered in the Champagne room at Carby Street. The election winners for the 2018 Westwood caucus: Ishani Tewari, Maryann Wattendorf, Sheila Hanley Longval, Dianne McCarthy, Bill Delay, Patrick J. Ahearn, Evan Walsh, and John Hickey....
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New Pond residents conduct Winter Olympics

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Taylor’s Stationery marches towards retirement

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Taylor’s Stationery has been Needham’s most beloved store for paper goods. However, March 3 will mark the end of an era, as owners and siblings Jack McQuillan and Maureen Fitzgerald have announced they will be closing the store and beginning their retirement. “It’s time for us to say – while we’re on...
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Friends of St. Patrick preparing luncheon

President Donnell W. Murphy and the Friends of St. Patrick have scheduled their 32nd annual luncheon for March 16th. The day’s events will kick off with a parade in downtown Walpole at 11:00 a.m., which will be followed by the luncheon at Ambrosia Wedding and Events, located at 2 Washington Street (Route 1) in Foxboro, at...
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Needham Library hosts Valentine’s Day crafts

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter There’s nothing more special than receiving a handmade card on Valentine’s Day. It’s so special, in fact, that it became the inspiration for the Needham Free Public Library’s Valentine’s Day craft activity. From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on February 14, children were invited to celebrate the holiday with...
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Rodgers and the Walpole Public Library

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Mount Rushmore is one of America’s national monuments that attracts millions of visitors each year. While the enormous sculpture features the faces of four U.S. presidents who had the greatest impact on the country, lecturer Bruce Hambro suggests there should be four different faces carved into the mountainside. “Richard Rodgers,”...
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