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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Starcatching in Sherborn

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By Maria Makredes Hometown Weekly Correspondent Dover-Sherborn Summer Drama presented “Peter and the Starcatcher” from August 22-25 at the Sherborn Community Center. If they endeavored to catch stars and present them, then they did so in fine form, via a nearly two-hour production. Students from rising seventh graders to rising seniors participated in the program,...
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Library celebrates summer with cupcakes

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter The only thing better than eating a cupcake is decorating it with just the right amount of frosting and sprinkles. Last Thursday, kids at the Dover Library made their own perfect cupcakes. The warm summer day brought a crowd of parents, guardians and children to take part in the...
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Lifetime Learning offering landscaping class


With fall approaching, it is now time to begin thinking of Dover’s ever popular Lifetime Learning classes. The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging, with the support of the Dover Council on Aging, are sponsoring a Lifetime Learning class: “Landscape Experiences and Trends” with Kevin Doyle. In this two-session discussion, Kevin will share many of...
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Raider football ready for battle

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 4-6 record and a first-round loss at the hands of Middleborough in the Division VI playoffs a season ago, the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School football team is looking improve its record and return to the postseason again in 2018. “We want to spread the ball around on...
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Chakraborty performing ‘Songs of East India’

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Local artist and vocalist Maitreyee Chakraborty will be leading and performing "The Songs of East India Influenced By The Mystic Minstrels Or Bauls" at the Wellesley Community Center (WCC), at 219 Washington St., Wellesley, on Saturday, September 8, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This concert will explore the philosophy of minstrels from East India,...
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Westwood kids wiggle, giggle at storytime

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Kids learned while having fun as they sang songs, played games and listened to stories at the Westwood Library last Tuesday morning. The Wiggle and Giggle Storytime had the little ones learning about different animals, words, and numbers - not to mention dancing like airplanes and singing a fun song...
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Westwood’s Venkatesh ascends the stage

On Saturday, July, 14, Mayuri Venkatesh, a rising sophomore at Westwood High School, performed her “Bharathanatyam Arangetram” - a South Indian Classical dance debut recital - at Norwood High School. Arangetram literally means “ascending the stage.” Venkatesh dazzled an audience of nearly 400 guests during a 3-hour solo performance. Mayuri, daughter of Westwood residents Dr. Maitreyi...
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Hens & Hogs Club celebrates victories

The Powisset Farm Hens & Hogs Club is celebrating the success of four of its members who recently showed their pigs at the Bolton Fair on Friday, August 10. Among the winners were (left to right): Lee Ammons, 16, of Wellesley (Grand Champion Showman and Best in Show Hog), Toby Taft-Pearman, 9, from Westwood, Jessica...
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Xaverian’s Mariano places first in Falmouth

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Xaverian rising senior and Quincy native John Mariano placed first in the boys Tommy Cochary High School Mile on Saturday, one of the many parts of the festivities surrounding the famous Falmouth Road Race. Mariano finished with a time of 4:29.19, edging out the competition by less...
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Library hosts blues artists

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Music lovers filled the Wellesley Library last Tuesday night to listen to guitarist Paul Speidel and Danielle Miraglia play some old-time blues. The performance, sponsored by Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries, brought around 70 members of the community to the Wakelin Room to hear classic blues hits and...
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Montague ‘roughs it’ to prevent malaria

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By Matt Liberman Hometown Weekly Intern It’s easier for Joel Montague to list the countries that he hasn’t visited rather than the ones that he has. He wrote a book on postcards in French Colonial Cambodia and has a collection of antique health posters from France. While many people his age are golfing, or fishing,...
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Expectations high for Raider soccer

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2017 season ended in bitter heartbreak for the Wellesley High School boys varsity soccer team, surrendering a late lead in stoppage time before falling in penalty kicks to Weymouth in the Division I South quarterfinals. However, with reigning Division I Coach of the Year Tim Mason still...
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A Cappella Singers seek new members

The A Cappella Singers (ACS), based in Natick, are a women’s chorus which sings both accompanied and a cappella music. The chorus is currently welcoming prospective new members who have prior choral experience and/or can read music in all parts (Soprano I, Soprano II, Alto I and Alto II) to join them at their open...
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New Pond Village thanks Walpole PD

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To celebrate a month-long "Radiant Acts of Kindness" initiative, residents and staff at New Pond Village participated in a campaign to spread love and compassion in the community. A highlight of the month involved surprising the Walpole Police Department with delicious treats to say "thank you" for all the support and hard work the...
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Football season kicks off in Walpole

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Houston Texans Pro Bowl defensive lineman J.J. Watt once said: "Success isn't owned. It's leased, and rent is due every day." Kids playing Walpole Youth Football were recently paying rent in the humid August heat as they put in the work that, they hope, will pay off with a...
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Walpole’s Ciavattone tough as they come

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Between his status as a three-time cancer survivor, a holder of over 50 weight-lifting world records, and the first American ever to lift the famous Dinnie Stones, it’s safe to say that Walpole resident and 63-year-old iron man Frank Ciavattone has been around the block. Once dubbed...
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United Methodist Church celebrating bicentennial

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During the weekend of September 15-16, 2018, South Walpole United Methodist Church will commemorate its founding in the fall of 1818. Originally started as a house church with services held in members' homes, the Village Church has always been an active and vital part of the South Walpole community. The first sanctuary, on...
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Anime Club gives back to library

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On Tuesday, August 9, The Needham High School Anime Club presented the Needham Public Library with a check for $500 to use the Community Room. The Club raised the funds running bake sales during the school year. The Library hosts the club (which is open to all high school-aged teens who live...
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Sharks place third at regionals

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It was a season that saw major improvement for the Needham Sharks. After a 2-9 record in 2016, followed by a 3-8 mark in 2017, the Sharks responded with a 7-4 record this past summer, finishing the season on a four-meet winning streak over Dedham, Norwood, Medfield, and Sherborn and earning third place...
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Needham youngsters find their groove

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Kids, parents and librarians were showing off dance moves at the Needham Library on Tuesday, August 7. With arms flailing, bodies wiggling, and faces smiling, for a brief moment, the Needham Library could have been mistaken for a dance studio. Brett Outchcunis, who encouraged his kiddie participants to...
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