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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Westwood kids learn bus safety

By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Westwood Police Officer Brad Pindel led a talk on bus safety at the Martha Jones on Tuesday morning, June 12, to young children getting ready to make the transition to elementary school. Pindel has been the school resource officer in Westwood for the last 14 years and has been giving this talk...
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Patrick Chung leads clinic on Flahive

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[caption id="attachment_27206" align="alignleft" width="225"]Patrick Chung of the New England Patriots arrived in Westwood on Saturday for a clinic on Flahive Field. Photos by Daniel Curtin Patrick Chung of the New England Patriots arrived in Westwood on Saturday for a clinic on Flahive Field. Photos by...
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TB12, Westwood’s Ventola share a moment

In October of 2015, then-eight-year-old Zac Ventola, a huge New England Patriots and Tom Brady fan, opened a bucket of Unreal Candy and won one of several dozen Tom Brady autographs hidden in the buckets throughout New England. He screamed and cried tears of joy, and it was all captured on video by his mom....
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Morses ode: Wellesley pond a jewel

By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_27173" align="alignleft" width="300"]There are many walking trails around Morses Pond that provide shade and great views of the water. Photos by Daniel Curtin There are many walking trails around Morses Pond that provide shade and great views of the water. Photos by...
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Senior artists wow community at library

By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter The sixth annual Senior Art Show at the Wellesley Library showcased the work of nearly 50 artists on Wednesday, June 13. The show featured different types of art across several different media including photography, watercolors, and computer-generated digital art. Visitors perused the different pieces of art while being serenaded by piano. Read more

Metro West Baptist finds new home

As the faith landscape of Wellesley has changed over time, churches have had to reassess and adjust as expenses associated with operating buildings increase. For the Christ Church United Methodist congregation in Wellesley, this has been a challenge they’ve been working through for the last several years. Christ Church United Methodist ceased worship in their building...
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Storybook ending for Chicoski, Lady-Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Saturday night served as the storybook ending that Wellesley senior captain Caitlin Chicoski and her class had envisioned when they came in as freshmen back in 2014. A season that saw Wellesley defeat Needham for the first time in seven years capped off with a magical run to...
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Tougias speaks on Cuban Missile Crisis

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Author Michael Tougias gave a talk about his new book, “Above and Beyond,” to dozens of people at the Walpole Library on Tuesday, June 12. The book, which is focused on President John F. Kennedy and the U-2 pilots during the Cuban Missile Crisis, is one of 28 books Tougias...
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Hundreds come out for R.A.D. Run

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter More than 100 members of the community of all different ages were up early Sunday morning running in the first ever R.A.D. Run on South Street outside the Walpole Police Department. [caption id="attachment_27138" align="alignleft" width="225"]Runners during the start of the 5K head down South Street. Photos by... 			
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Walpole Scouts build flower garden

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Over the last year, two Girl Scouts from the Walpole Troop 74678 have built and installed a butterfly garden for their Silver Award project. Located at the Neponset View Terrace Senior Living Facility in Walpole, the garden attracts various pollinators to the area and creates a long-lasting, positive impact to the community. Purple...
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Lady-Rebs fall just short in state final

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Saturday night served as the storybook ending that Wellesley senior captain Caitlin Chicoski and her class had envisioned when they came in as freshmen back in 2014. A season that saw Wellesley defeat Needham for the first time in seven years capped off with a magical run to...
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Needham High builds a global connection

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By Matt Liberman Hometown Weekly Intern While Ethan Lee remained focused on the screen at the front of his U.S. history class, every other head in the class turned toward teacher Doug Stanczak in awe, shock, and curiosity. In a video call between an 11th-grade U.S. history class at Needham High School and a class...
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Kids play with Drums and Dummies

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter About 30 young children, along with parents and guardians, came to the Needham Free Public Library to see ventriloquist Kevin Driscoll on Monday, June 18. Driscoll, a former band director at Marlborough Junior High School, entertained the kids with his different ventriloquist dummies and collection of drums. The kids learned...
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Rick Merson, parade Grand Marshal

In appreciation of the many years of service that he has committed to the town Of Needham, the Needham Exchange Club has recognized Rick Merson as this year’s Grand Marshal for the 4th of July Parade. Richard “Rick” Merson began his career in Public Works holding several positions in the Department’s engineering division while attending...
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Rocket baseball wins first-ever state title

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was not looking good for the Needham on Saturday night in Worcester in the Division I state finals against St. Peter-Marian. The Rockets found themselves trailing, 5-1, in the top of the seventh. However, like they have done so many times this season (most recently against Braintree in the...
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Medfield volunteers head to Puerto Rico

On Saturday, June 23, 40 local high school students and 10 adult leaders from the United Church of Christ in Medfield woke up at 3 a.m. to board a 6 a.m. flight for a weeklong mission trip to Puerto Rico. The island continues to face many challenges in the wake of Hurricane Maria last September....
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Wheelock celebrates Evening of the Arts

Copy of IMG_2476 Wheelock Elementary School celebrated its third annual Evening of the Arts on June 7th with a retelling of the children’s classic, “The Rainbow Fish,” by Marcus Pfister. Principal Donna Olson opened the evening by remarking that “This collaboration between art and music, with the...
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6th grade Warriors are state champs

The Medfield Warriors 6th grade girls select A team won the Division 2 Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC) with a hard-fought, come from behind, 3-2 win over Pepperell on June 24 in Lancaster. The Warriors won eight straight games against teams from all over the state to capture the title. IMG_5960 Read more

Eighth grade lax showing bright future

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The boys lacrosse program at Medfield High School is one that sees contributions from every area of the roster, year in and year out. In 2018, John Isaf’s boys saw several underclassmen step up and become essential pieces of the team. From the sophomore class, attack-men Jack McCordic and Jimmy...
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