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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Concannon, Hawks down Prep at Fenway

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Entering Saturday, Xaverian baseball’s senior class had never beaten their arch-rivals, St. John’s Prep, who finished as the runner-up in last season’s Super Eight. It only makes sense that after such a long drought against the Eagles on the diamond, the Hawks (4-3) were able to put together...
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CF West Fest starts successfully

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter For the past five years, Westwood’s Alexis Argiros has been raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Thanks to her dedication and the efforts of the community, she has raised over $25,000. Although it’s a whopping amount to be able to donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Argiros is...
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Westwood Library makes a mystery

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter When Concord District Court Judge Samantha Bell Jones meets data miner Thomas Malachi, she doesn’t seem to take much of an interest in him, except for the fact that he owns a cat named Klaus. When a stranger, John Ledbetter Bell, comes in from out of town with a...
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Westwood Squirts win division

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Westwood's Squirt A team won their division in the South Shore Conference in a hard-fought 5-3 victory against Cape Cod Canal at the Canton Ice House on Sunday, April 8....
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Westwood declares Device Free Day

Did you know that too much screen time is harmful to your health? Experts cite excessive screen time as a cause of depression. It also hurts your eyes, disrupts your sleep, and causes gray matter atrophy in your brain. There are even new physical ailments like “text neck” and “text claw” cropping up, as we...
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Fletcher’s walk-off bomb lifts Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a rainout on Thursday, the defending Division I South and Eastern Mass champion Wellesley High School baseball team hosted Barnstable at Sprague Field on Friday afternoon for a pivotal early-season showdown. And with it came some history. With the game remaining tied after seven full, sophomore catcher...
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Wellesley seniors are painted with talent

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter This summer, dozens of the town’s seniors will have their art showcased at the Wellesley Free Library’s gallery for the annual senior art show. Some of the featured art will be paintings from the Tolles Parsons Center’s acrylic painting class. The participants meet weekly for eight sessions. During the two-hour...
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Wellesley Chambers Players concert in May

The Wellesley Chamber Players’ last concert of the 2017-2018 season is scheduled for Sunday, May 13, at 3 p.m., at the Dana Hall School. Celebrating Mother’s Day, the concert will feature young students from Dana Hall School who won the Wellesley Chamber Players’ Young Artists Chamber Competition in April, as well as the Wellesley Chamber...
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Green efforts reap lasting rewards

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Lieutenant Governor Karen Polito, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton, and Department Of Energy Resources (DOER) Commissioner Judith Judson were among the list of local dignitaries on hand at the Wellesley Town Hall last week to honor Wellesley, Waltham, and Stoneham and formally recognize each town as a “Green Community.”...
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Mass Hort Gardeners’ Fair this May

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Gardeners’ Fair will take place on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s The Gardens at Elm Bank, Route 16, in Wellesley. The Gardeners' Fair is an opportunity to find rare and unusual perennials, trees and shrubs; ready-to-plant herbs and vegetables; and tomato varieties by...
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A home run for tee ball parents

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Walpole’s Stone Field, right behind Town Hall, is almost always packed with families on Saturday mornings when the weather is nice. April 21 was not an exception, as it was Walpole Recreation’s second week of tee ball games. Children between the ages of 3 and 8 were allowed to...
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Donato’s walk-off powers Rebels past Hawks

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Wet conditions at Turco Field forced the Walpole High baseball team to take a short trip down the road to the all-turf complex at Xaverian on Tuesday morning, still serving as the de facto home team in a key non-league matchup against the Hawks. Despite a seven-inning...
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Potter’s Place hosting ALS fundraiser

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In keeping with its mission to share and teach the pottery experience to the public, 17 members of Potters Place will hold a fundraiser to benefit the The A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation of Bourne, MA, during the weekend of May 4-6. Proceeds from the sale of select, hand-made pottery at the cooperative’s Annual...
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United Church hosting giant yard sale

United Church in Walpole will be hosting its annual giant Indoor Yard Sale on April 27 and 28. This is a very popular event open to the entire community. Yard Sale items include: kitchen items of all description, tools, gardening items, camping gear, sporting goods, toys, books, games, puzzles, bikes, scooters, small home furnishings such...
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Footlighters to present ‘Lucky Stiff’

The Walpole Footlighters are returning with their final production of the 2017-2018 season, "Lucky Stiff." Nebbishy British shoe store clerk Harry Witherspoon’s life is going nowhere until he learns that an American uncle he’s never met has left him $6,000,000 worth of diamonds. There’s only one catch – the terms of Tony Hendon’s will require Harry...
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Kraft lifts Needham softball past Wildcats

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Trailing 3-1 through three innings, the Needham High School softball team was determined not to drop a fourth straight game to begin their season on Monday afternoon against Weymouth at Claxton Field. Behind a three-run rally with two outs in the fourth inning, along with a complete...
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Josh Steinberg is RAY of Hope

Needham Youth & Family Services has recognized Josh Steinberg as their March 2018 RAY of Hope. Josh is a senior at Needham High School. He was nominated by his sister, Becki Steinberg. Josh was diagnosed with severe OCD at age 11 and, after undergoing several years of intensive treatment, is now able to manage his symptoms...
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Needham speakers excel at states

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The Needham Speech and Debate team put an exclamation point on the regular season with a third-place finish at the Massachusetts Speech and Congress Championships on April 7 at Acton-Boxborough High School. Sophomore Annie Stein paced several award-winners by earning the state championship in Declamation with her performance of Shonda Rhimses’s “My Year...
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Girls Who Code finish program

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Girls Who Code has been holding weekly meetings at the Needham Library since back in September. The group has now reached the end of its course, having held its last meeting on April 12. The website that the girls designed/coded is live at choose-a-book.glitch.me. ...
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