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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Westwood’s Berardi still driven

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By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Amidst the fear and adversity from immigrating to America, a young boy from Abruzzi, Italy found inspiration for a better life in the joy of a silver dollar — a fortune to a child and a pathway to his dreams. On August 8, 1955, 16-year-old Luciano “Louie” Antonio Berardi and his...
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Westwood embraces renovated senior center

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By Maria Makredes Hometown Weekly Correspondent On the morning of August 24, Westwood residents gathered to celebrate recently completed renovations to the Patricia Carty-Larkin Senior Center, named for the predecessor to current Director of the Council on Aging, Lina Arena-DeRosa. Arena-DeRosa has held the post of director for five years, the length of time it...
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Heespelink, Wolverine football gear up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School football team enters the 2018 season looking to rebound after a tough 3-8 campaign a year ago. The last five years, Jake and Rob Antonucci have been workhorses for the Wolverines at both running back and receiver. With both now having graduated and gone...
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Westwood ballplayers take title

Sometimes the road to the championship is long and winding. This was the case for Coach d'Entremont and Coach Zeuthen's 13 year-old team this summer. The Green Monstahs started their season in late June and it took until August 16 to bring home the hardware. After going 9-3 in the regular season to finish in...
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Act!vated Story Theatre delights at library

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Families thronged to the Wellesley Library last Wednesday night to watch the exciting visual storytelling of Act!vated Story Theatre. Children made themselves comfortable on the floor of the Wakelin Room as the theatre group performed folktales in front of an oversized book that revealed a different setting with each...
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Baker, Raider girls soccer ready up

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Wellesley girls soccer took some steps forward last season, finishing the regular season 7-6-3 and earning a preliminary-round victory against Durfee (1-0) in the Division I South playoffs. This season, the Lady-Raiders will look to build off of their success in 2017, but they will have to do it under...
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Historical Society hosting Craft Beer Experience

The Wellesley Historical Society Craft Beer Experience event will be held on October 13 from 4-6 p.m. at the Wellesley College Club. Admission to this New England craft beer experience includes two beers or wine, delicious eats, a raffle and a chance at a door prize, all for $35. For more information and to purchase tickets,...
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Art in the Park winners announced

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The nine-week “READ all about it” Art in the Park summer project officially ended on August 11. Since June 9, the 3D outdoor art installations, based on books of each artist’s choice, had delighted visitors to Bird Park and to the Walpole Public Library’s garden. The effort was sponsored by the Friends...
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Rebel football ready to fight

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole High football enters a new era this season with long-time head coach Barry Greener having retired. Taking over the reins of the Rebel football program in 2018 is Chris Sullivan, who’s served as an assistant for Walpole the last 12 years. After a 4-7 season in 2017 (their first losing...
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Successful summer for Walpole American 12A

After a surprising 1-0 loss in the District 11 Finals of the Williamsport Tournament dashed their hopes of competing for a Massachusetts State Championship, the Walpole American 12A Little League team proceeded to lose only one game the rest of the summer (17-1 record) and finished the season with an overall record of 28-3 (all...
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Aggie, 4-H host model car workshop

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Young members of the community came out to the Norfolk Agricultural High School to apply their science skills making model cars as part of the Massachusetts 4-H program last Thursday. 4-H is a youth development program out of the University of Massachusetts that works with kids on different projects...
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Kids learn Spanish with music

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Kids and families at the Needham Library had a great time singing, dancing and learning Spanish last Monday morning. Marcos Valles, the man behind Rockabye Beats, entertained all in attendance with his upbeat musical program that taught the tots different words and phrases - among them numbers, colors, and body...
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History Center hosts country concert

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter As the sun descended behind Newman Elementary School last Tuesday, families, friends, and members of the community listened to country music while enjoying some homestyle barbecue. The Needham History Center & Museum hosted a festive country concert that had kids playing on the lawn on the warm summer night....
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Smith, Rocket football ready for liftoff

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 5-2 record and a first-round victory over Brockton in the Division I South playoffs last season, expectations for Needham High School football are high heading into 2018. The returns of star offensive weapons such as Duke-committed tight end Matthew Smith and junior running back Odahri Hibberts...
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5K Run/1 Mile Walk registration open

The 8th annual Charles River Center 5K Run/1 Mile Walk is a fun family event that is scheduled for Sunday, September 23, at 11:00 a.m. The USA Track and Field-certified course begins and ends at the Charles River Center, 59 East Militia Heights Drive, Needham, and loops through the scenic back roads of Wellesley and...
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Youngsters ready for school in Medfield

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Last Thursday morning, young kids were running around at the Memorial School playground enjoying popsicles as they prepared for the start of kindergarten. [caption id="attachment_28303" align="alignright" width="600"]Ready for kindergarten! These young Medfielders enjoy a popsicle after their bus orientation.  Photos by Daniel CurtinRead more

MSH Strategic Reuse Master Plan released

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The Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee has announced the release of the Medfield State Hospital Strategic Reuse Master Plan for the State Hospital site after four years of intensive effort. Residential, cultural, commercial, retail, and recreational uses are incorporated into the plan. Key features include: • Diverse housing types addressing needs for seniors,...
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Sherman, Warrior soccer ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 6-6-6 regular season record and a pair of wins in the Division II South Tournament, including a 1-0 victory over Hockomock League champion and No. 3 seed North Attleboro, the Medfield High School boys varsity soccer team enters 2018 with some high expectations to build off...
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From Medfield to Faneuil Hall

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A year ago on August 26, the musical “We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History” began performances in Massachusetts at First Parish Unitarian Universality Church in Medfield. Playwright Thea Iberall said, “On August 26th, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was adopted, and so that date became Women’s Equality Day....
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