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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Library hosts Australian-themed fun

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Last Monday evening, kids at the Needham Library learned about the different cultures, animals and environments of the beautiful “land down under,” Australia. Rob Thomas, an edutainer with Didgeridoo Down Under, taught the youths about the didgeridoo, an instrument that has been played by Aboriginal Australian communities for 1,500...
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Marlins named Most Improved Team

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The Medfield Marlins Suburban Summer Swim team made great progress this summer, as the season came to a close on August 11 in the A Regional Championships at Gath Pond in Newton. The Marlins were named the league’s Most Improved Team thanks to a collective number of significant contributions and put together a strong...
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Medfield dances to Stacey Peasley

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Medfield residents flocked to the gazebo outside the library to watch the Stacey Peasley Band perform on Thursday, August 9. Peasley’s family-friendly style of music had kids bouncing up and down on the warm summer night. The concert was the penultimate show in the Medfield Employers & Merchants Organization...
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‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ this week

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Dover-Sherborn Drama Program is set to perform "Peter and the Starcatcher" - an escapade involving a motley crew of orphans, pirates, mermaids, bloodthirsty islanders, a shipwreck, and magical “starstuff.” With charming silliness and delightful heart, the story follows a parade of slapstick, songs and crazy theatrics. The all-ages play, performed by middle and...
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Woodhaven community throws ice cream social

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Senior members of the community visited the Woodhaven community to enjoy delicious ice cream and connect with friends last Monday. The ice cream social is held annually every August by the Sherborn Council on Aging. Even though the weather was pouring rain outside, it didn’t stop those inside the community...
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Boylan attending Campbell Trophy Summit

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Former Bentley University linebacker and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School quarterback/linebacker Rogers Boylan, a magna cum laude graduate this past May, will attend the second annual National Football Foundation Campbell Trophy Summit at Stanford University from August 22-25. Boylan was invited as a previous nominee for the William V. Campbell Trophy and will be one of...
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Dover Days coming September 8

Dover Days on the Town Green has been planned for Saturday, September 8, from 9-4 p.m. The Dover PTO has been hard at work preparing a fun day for all, with plenty of games and great prizes. Attendees will enjoy old favorites: Wheel of Fortune, Lolli Tree, Plinko and more, along with new additions such...
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Seniors show off bocce skills

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Elite hand eye coordination. A fierce, competitive nature. Grace under pressure. These are just three of the important qualities possessed by the group of ladies that meets for its Friday morning game of bocce at the Center at Medfield from April to October. Most of those playing the game are...
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Gov. Baker signs opioid bill

Governor Charlie Baker was recently joined by members of the Administration, the Legislature and the health care community for the ceremonial signing of H4742, An Act for prevention and access to appropriate care and treatment of addiction, at the STEPRox Recovery Support Center in Boston. “The opioid and heroin crisis has tragically claimed scores of lives...
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Tarallo, Warrior football ready for battle

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite the departures of some key offensive weapons, expectations surrounding the Medfield High School football program are extremely high heading into the 2018 season. In 2017, the Warriors cruised to a 6-1 record before earning the No. 2 seed in Division V South. Medfield fell short of their...
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Kids dance to Rolie Polie Guacamole

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[caption id="attachment_28070" align="alignright" width="225"]Frank Gallo and Andrew Tuzhilin have traveled as far away as Alabama and Montana performing to kids. Photos by Daniel Curtin Frank Gallo and Andrew Tuzhilin have traveled as far away as Alabama and Montana performing to kids. Photos by Daniel...
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Author Elizabeth Berg addresses library

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By Emily Greffenius Hometown Weekly Intern [caption id="attachment_28065" align="alignright" width="225"]Berg shows off “Make Someone Happy” before beginning her reading.  Photos by Emily Greffenius Berg shows off “Make Someone Happy” before beginning her reading. Photos by Emily Greffenius
[/caption] Elizabeth Berg, bestselling author of “Open House”...
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McKeown, Balf continue PMC efforts

Despite a rainy Saturday, Westwood's Chris McKeown and tandem partner Todd Balf completed the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC). Their work, however, is not yet complete, as PMC fundraising continues until the end of September. Making their endeavor even more potent: the Chordoma Foundation (CF) has agreed to match their donations. Between the PMC team and CF,...
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Schedule announced for lacrosse Fall Ball

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Westwood Youth Lacrosse has announced the schedule for Fall Ball 2018. Fall Ball will begin on Sunday, September 9, and run through Monday, October 22 (no session Columbus Day weekend). Players in grades 1-3 will meet on Sundays from 6-7:30 p.m. Players in grades 4-8 will meet Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m. Fall Ball...
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Seniors serenaded by dueling pianists

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Seniors at Waterstone at Wellesley enjoyed listening to the beautiful music of dueling pianists Ethan Stone and Adam Bergeron last Thursday. [caption id="attachment_28045" align="alignleft" width="225"]Ethan Stone studied contemporary jazz at Berklee College of Music. Photos by Daniel Curtin Ethan Stone studied contemporary...
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Mayberry to play Adams Farm Sunday

Sunday, August 19, at 1 p.m., the Friends of Adams Farm presents a free concert at Adams Farm featuring Mayberry, an acoustic duo hailing from Mansfield. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and their own food and drink to enjoy this second free concert of the Music in the Barn summer series at...
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Infected mosquitoes found, WNV buzz increases

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials have announced that mosquitoes trapped in Dover and Wellesley have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV); this is in addition to several positive-testing mosquitoes located in Newton, which borders Hometown Weekly communities Wellesley and Needham, on July 24. WNV is a viral infection...
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WTP presenting ‘Big Fish: The Musical’

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[caption id="attachment_28042" align="alignright" width="300"]Sandra Bloom (Breene Halaby) and husband Edward Bloom (Bobby Lovett) embrace. Sandra Bloom (Breene Halaby) and husband Edward Bloom (Bobby Lovett) embrace.
[/caption] The Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) is set to present "Big Fish: The Musical" on Thursday, August 16, at 7...
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Dziama helping bring back UVA lacrosse

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The University of Virginia holds one of the most successful and storied Division I men’s lacrosse programs in the country with 38 NCAA Tournament appearances, 22 trips to the Final Four, six ACC titles and five national championships. UVA last won the national championship in 2011, but in...
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