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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Opioid bill passes House unanimously

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent It is no longer unusual to know someone who has become a victim of the opioid epidemic. Almost every town has seen residents struggle with addiction within the last five years. In 2016 alone, Medfield, Needham, Sherborn, Wellesley, and Westwood each had at least one person who died because of...
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Kids rock out at Dover Library

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[caption id="attachment_27695" align="alignright" width="300"]A volunteer from the crowd helps show dance moves to the kids as Norton plays the drums. Photos by Daniel Curtin A volunteer from the crowd helps show dance moves to the kids as Norton plays the drums. Photos by Daniel...
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Kids scream for homemade ice cream

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[caption id="attachment_27698" align="alignright" width="225"]Kids mixed vanilla extract with sugar and cream to start the ice-cream-making process. Photos by Daniel Curtin Kids mixed vanilla extract with sugar and cream to start the ice-cream-making process. Photos by Daniel Curtin
[/caption] By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Kids enjoyed a...
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DS tennis excels in 2018

By Ned Sheehan Hometown Weekly Intern Over the last four years, Dover-Sherborn High School has boasted three athletes - all members of the class of 2018 - who have reached unprecedented heights, both on and off the tennis court. During their time at DS, Max Schuermann, Lucas Minas, and Jason Zataris led Raider tennis to a ridiculous...
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Keith Curbow Studio Band entertains town

[caption id="attachment_27668" align="alignright" width="200"]Members of the band in deep concentration as they play. Photos by Daniel Curtin Members of the band in deep concentration as they play. Photos by Daniel Curtin
[/caption] By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Members of the community enjoyed a warm summer evening and the...
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Medfield Garden Club celebrates 85 years

The Medfield Garden Club is 85 years old this year, and the club is celebrating its anniversary in various ways during 2018. [caption id="attachment_27671" align="alignright" width="300"]Nancy Tella and Rebecca Stephenson enjoy a game of ring toss. Nancy Tella and Rebecca Stephenson enjoy a game of ring toss.[/caption] On...
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Matt Pembroke races for a cure

Medfield's Matt Pembroke continues to keep his pal, William Johnson, in mind as he runs the Falmouth Road Race for the Cure SMA team this August for the fourth year in a row. And because running the 10K in the heat of the summer is not challenging enough, Matt is upping the ante this November...
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CAM invites Holiday Stroll applications

Colleen Sullivan The Cultural Alliance of Medfield (CAM) is inviting artists, designers and craftspeople to apply for the fourth annual Holiday Stroll as part of the annual town-wide Carol Sing and Tree Lighting, sponsored by the Medfield Employer and Merchant Organization (MEMO). The Holiday Stroll is scheduled...
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Hometown Weekly seeks engagement notices

With its summer wedding special section planned for Thursday, August 23, Hometown Weekly is currently seeking engagement notices from members of its seven communities. Couples wishing to announce their engagements are asked to send notices and photographs to news@hometownweekly.net....
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Wong, Medfield lacrosse make mark in Netanya

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Over the course of the last two weeks, the FIL World Lacrosse Games took place in Netanya, Israel. Of course, the main storyline of the tournament is Team USA defeating Canada, 9-8, for the gold medal, their 10th gold medal in the history of the event, and their...
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Hundreds attend Needham Carnival

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[caption id="attachment_27631" align="alignright" width="300"]Two young girls enjoy a leisurely ride. Photos by Daniel Curtin Two young girls enjoy a leisurely ride. Photos by Daniel Curtin[/caption] By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Crowds of people came out on Saturday to enjoy the bright lights and raucous atmosphere outside Needham...
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Project VAN volunteers give back

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter High-school-aged kids were working hard at the Needham Community Farm as they spent last Wednesday volunteering with Project VAN (Volunteers Around Needham). The Project VAN program first began during the summer of 1998 and aims to provide one-day service projects around Needham for kids that are between eighth and 12th...
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Duo pianists performing at Olin College

Duo pianists Jongsun Lee and Hyunjung Kim will perform a program of classic and contemporary works at Olin College on Monday, July 30, at 3:30 pm. The concert, part of the Ann Schaffner Concert Series at Olin, will feature four-hand piano music by Mozart, Brahms, Piazzolla and Hyeun-Mi Won, along with the world premiere of...
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Farmers Market hits mid-summer stride

The Needham Farmers Market 2018 season is in full swing with a a wide variety of produce, music, art, and fun at its central location on Garrity Way, the paved driveway between Needham Town Hall and the Town Common. The Market is open from noon until...
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State champ Rockets honored at Fenway

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The spring of 2018 will forever be known as the time when Needham High School baseball simply refused to die, rallying seemingly every other game throughout the MIAA Division I State Tournament until finally, their resilience and grit paid off with a state championship in dramatic fashion. In the...
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Needham 9A boys win tournament

The Needham Summer 9A team has won the 2018 Mansfield Summer Classic Tournament, which took place from July 14-15. The 9A team beat top-seeded Mansfield, 7-3, in the semifinals, before beating Smithfield, RI, 13-11, in the final. The Needham 9As are: Tucker Andersen. William Cassidy, Liam Velde, William Fradette. Matthew Mullaney, William Lavelle, Rory Funke,...
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Walpole’s Stewart bringing circus to town

IMG_7111 Cirque Us, founded by Walpole native Doug Stewart, is back in town to present “StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus.” The show features professional circus artists including Delaney Bayles, who holds a world championship title in juggling, as well as four world records, Justin Durham, a recent graduate of...
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House approves Old Town Hall funds

Representative Kafka (D-Stoughton), Representative Rogers (D-Norwood), Representative McMurtry (D-Dedham), and Representative Dooley (R-Norfolk) joined with their colleagues in the House on Tuesday to pass a $666 million economic development bond bill (H.4714) that includes $1,000,000 for the redevelopment of the Old Town Hall in Walpole. The iconic building, located at 972 Main St., is over 130...
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Cosman is Evening Garden Club treasurer

The Norwood Evening Garden Club recently installed its new slate of officers for the next two years. Sheela Venkatesh of Norwood was elected president and Susan Cosman of Walpole was elected treasurer. Vice president and secretary positions will be filled at a later date. Ms. Venkatesh is in the process of selecting her board and...
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Pacifist Memorial dedicating nine new plaques

The Pacifist Memorial, located on 2 North Main St., Sherborn, has announced the dedication of nine additional bronze plaques at the Pacifist Memorial: Muhammad Ali, Howard Zinn, Maya Angelou, Daniel Berrigan, Betsy Sawyer, Jeanette Rankin, Rachel Corrie, Corbett Bishopand Kenneth and Elise Boulding. Six of the individuals honored were recipients of the Courage of Conscience...
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