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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Tune Timers entertain old timers

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter As the clock inched towards 1 p.m., one of Medfield’s seniors walked through the doors of the Center, the town’s Council on Aging, and stepped over to the front desk. “Is the swing band playing in there?” she asked the woman behind the desk, pointing to the bright and airy...
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Amilia’s Light shines in community

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Fifteen years ago, the Medfield community came together to support the Luhrmann family and mourn the loss of five-year-old Amilia Rose Luhrmann. Although many years have passed, the memory of Amilia Rose, who had been described by Pastor Phil Baumann of United Church of Christ in Medfield as “ten...
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Raiders outlast Johnson, Warriors in thriller

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two arch rivals fighting for their playoff lives met on the baseball diamond on Friday afternoon as the DS Raiders (8-12) hosted the Medfield Warriors (8-9) on Dover-Sherborn’s senior day. In what can only be described as an instant classic of back-and-forth momentum swings and rallies, the Raiders...
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MHS juniors head to Girls State

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The American Legion Auxiliary-post 110, American Legion-post 110, The Lions Club, and Medfield Employers & Merchant Organization (MEMO) have sponsored eight Medfield High School (MHS) juniors’ trips to Massachusetts Girls State. This year's Massachusetts Girls State will be held at Stonehill College in Easton from June 16 to June 22. "ALA Girls...
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Seniors continue bocce tradition

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Every Friday from April to October, a group of women from the Dover Council on Aging set aside a couple of hours to get together and play bocce. While it may not be as popular of an activity nowadays, these women have an absolute blast playing. “It’s obviously social,...
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Dover author discusses Pacific Ocean theater

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On May 23, longtime Dover resident Henry Faulkner visited the Dover Town Library for a talk on the history surrounding his books, “Sprouting Wings” and “Slow But Deadly.” The historical fiction novels revolve around Alan Ericsson, who begins his training to be a carrier pilot as tensions between the...
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‘Up In Smoke BBQ’ June 13

The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging are inviting all Dover residents to join them outdoors at the Caryl Community Center for an “Up In Smoke BBQ” on Wednesday, June 13, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is event's fifth year. The cost is $5 per person pre-registration, or $10 on the day...
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Storybook ending for Bowman, DS seniors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two arch rivals fighting for their playoff lives met on the baseball diamond on Friday afternoon as the DS Raiders (8-12) hosted the Medfield Warriors (8-9) on Dover-Sherborn’s senior day. In what can only be described as an instant classic of back-and-forth momentum swings and rallies, the...
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‘Parachute Play!’ delivers afternoon fun

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter After perusing the shelves for a new book to check out, the children sat in front of the Children’s Programming Room in the Walpole Library. The glass doors were closed, but as the clock’s hands inched closer to 1:30 p.m., the children peered through the glass, watching Walpole Coordinated...
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GOFI grants ‘paw-sitive’ opportunities for disabled

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Are you a dog person or a cat person? Pauline Hoegler, the founder of Golden Opportunities for Independence (GOFI) service dog program, undoubtedly is a dog person. For over 20 years, Hoegler has been breeding golden retrievers to compete, training her dogs in agility and obedience. However, after breeding show...
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Schlittler, Rebel baseball eye playoff success

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2018 baseball season has been the year of Cam Schlittler and Matt Danato, Walpole’s one-two punch of hard-throwing right-handed aces who have thrown a combined 124 innings and tallied nearly 150 strikeouts. Last season, the Rebels met a tough playoff fate in the quarterfinals of the...
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Advanced photography program seeks feedback

A local artist has developed a program in intermediate and advanced photography and wishes to offer a series of sessions over a yet-to-be-determined time frame. This program is designed more specifically for individuals who own a DSLR or a mirrorless camera system. Individuals who have these cameras tend to be overwhelmed with the capabilities of...
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CATH celebrates health with music

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter If you’ve ever felt your spirits lifted or your stress melt away after listening to a song, then you’re probably already aware that music has many health and wellness advantages. The Golden Tones, a chorus comprised of retirement-aged men and women, aim to reap the benefits of music and...
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Needham raises a flag for veterans

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter It’s not uncommon to see a few cars parked along the sides of the roads inside St. Mary’s Cemetery in Needham. Many buried in the cemetery are regularly visited by their loved ones, but on May 23, St. Mary’s saw an influx of visitors, and they were not at...
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McNally’s 31 saves lift Rockets in overtime

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor No matter the sport, making 31 saves as a goaltender is extremely difficult. In lacrosse, though, 31 saves in a single game is almost unheard of. Last Wednesday, Needham’s Andrew McNally did just that, stopping 31 shots to help lift the Rockets to a huge 10-9 overtime victory...
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Great Bear Run attracts all ages

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Over 1,000 runners ages 1 to 86 from 50 towns and as far away as Florida gathered on Sunday, May 20, for the 28th annual running of the Needham Youth Track Club’s Great Bear Run at Pollard School. This year’s Fun Walk/Run was named in memory for Char Sidell, Broadmeadow’s beloved librarian. The...
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Westwood Nursery School visits farm, FD

The Westwood Nursery School has been busy in the Month of May with a visit to the farm and from the Westwood Fire Department. The students had a chance to visit Miss Sally’s Farm (the Charlescote Farm) located in Sherborn. This is a fourth-generation working farm in which the children had the chance to...
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Patching together culture and art

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Blankets evoke a sense of comfort. From infancy, their warmth and softness have soothed us and embodied the idea of safety. For Siddi quilt makers, blankets do more than provide a feeling of coziness - they symbolize a family’s history. At Wellesley College’s Davis Museum, several African quilts, known as...
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Bates/Fiske students take state award

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Fourth grade students of Bates and Fiske Elementary Schools, led by teachers Irene Gruenfeld and Anne Gayner, have been recognized for their project, "Solving Erosion at Morses Pond." At a State House ceremony, Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton honored 32 energy and environmental education programs at Massachusetts schools and nonprofits as...
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Darcey, Bomes power Raiders past CC

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After dropping back-to-back games to rivals Walpole (8-7 in overtime) and Needham (14-8) in early-May, the Wellesley High School boys lacrosse has made the proper adjustments and gotten hot at the perfect time. On Sunday, the Raiders (12-4, 7-3) fought their way to a big 9-7 road victory...
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