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Monthly Archives: August 2018

WHS class of ’68 plans reunion

Plans for the 50th Class Reunion of the Westwood High School class of 1968 are now underway. More details will be provided as soon as organizers get a handle on the number of classmates and guests planning to attend. Organizers are asking members of the class of 1968 to forward this information to other classmates...
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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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Act!vated Story Theatre coming to Wellesley

The summer reading theme at local libraries is Libraries Rock, and the National Touring Theatrical Troupe Act!vated Story Theatre, now in its 31st year, will be returning on August 22 to rock local libraries with performances of multicultural folktales that feature or highlight music. The troupe will appear at 7:00 p.m. at the Wellesley Library. Thirty...
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Barefoot Soccer raises AIDS prevention funds

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Members of the community were out at Hunnewell Fields for Wellesley’s 24 Hours of Barefoot Soccer last weekend. Battling the elements and other soccer players, participants in annual event raised money for Grassroots Soccer, an organization spearheading efforts to prevent AIDS in Africa. The event welcomed players of all skill...
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Roy Scott Big Band plays Walpole

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter The community was out on the Walpole Town Common last Tuesday night to listen to classic hits performed by the Roy Scott Big Band. Parents and music lovers sat on lawn chairs and blankets, eating popcorn and other snacks on the cool summer night. Young children ran around on...
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Vet school program delights Walpole youth

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_27876" align="alignright" width="200"]A close encounter with Gatorade the alligator. Photos by Daniel Curtin A close encounter with Gatorade the alligator. Photos by Daniel Curtin[/caption] Local children tested their knowledge of animals as they pet and learned about different furry and scaly...
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Walpole’s Dorion leads ‘Learning to See’

On July 26 at the Walpole Town Hall, Phil Dorion hosted 28 photographers, all of whom wanted to hear about the photography program he has developed, aptly named “Learning to See.” Phil talked about creativity and some of the restrictions we place upon ourselves in that pursuit. He suggested that everyone should ask what it...
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Library hosting Allen Boyer presentation

The Needham Free Public Library is set to host author Allen Boyer, with his latest talk about WWII Air Commander General George Churchill Kenney, on Wednesday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m., in the Library’s Community Room. Boston-bred George Kenney won the air war in New Guinea and the Philippines. Kenney grew up in Brookline and studied...
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Sarah Gardner Trio gets the Heights hoppin’

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Visitors to the Center at the Heights in Needham were singing, tapping their feet, and dancing up a storm as they listened to the Sarah Gardner Trio perform classics and original music alike. Dozens filled into a room at the Center to hear favorites like “Pennies from Heaven” and...
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Needham youths score at track meet

[caption id="attachment_27850" align="alignright" width="250"]April Padilla Hrones (839) has a go at the high jump. April Padilla Hrones (839) has a go at the high jump.[/caption] Nearly 500 young track and field athletes from all over the Northeastern USA met over the weekend of July 20-21 to compete in...
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High hopes for Strachan, Bletzer, BC football

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off their first bowl victory since 2007 last season, Boston College football put together several statement victories in 2017 over Florida State, Virginia, and Louisville before finishing the season 7-6. Obviously, with wins like that under their belts, as well as having one of the nation’s most explosive and...
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Steve Rapson to play Expresso

On August 25, Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse will be featuring recording artist, songwriter, and performing musician Steve Rapson. The evening's theme will be “I Can’t Be Serious.” Steve Rapson’s debut CD, “Christmas Guitar,” is sold around the world. He has followed up with six more CDs: “Romantic Guitar,” “Half Irish Guitar,” “Patriotic Guitar,” “Original Guitar,” and...
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Ukulele class on tap

Daniel Métraux will be back teaching ukulele classes in Dover. He will be teaching basic chords and strumming techniques. With only four strings and its small size, the ukulele is an easy instrument to learn. New students are always welcome. New players may bring their own ukuleles or rent one at a local music store...
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Dover Library hosts annual Fun Fair

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_27826" align="alignright" width="200"]Photos by Daniel Curtin Photos by Daniel Curtin
[/caption] The Dover Library drew quite a crowd last Tuesday for its annual Fun Fair. The event featured family-friendly games, prizes, and outdoor fun on the library’s lawn - not...
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Marciello brings baseball to visually impaired

On a Wednesday evening in late June, Needham resident Michael Marciello, MD, performs a typical evaluation on a 40-year-old baseball player. As a physiatrist at South Shore Health System’s Spine Center, he assesses the athlete’s injury, gives his diagnosis, and recommends the best course of action to get the player back to health. This encounter...
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Non-profit Dignity Matters expands

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Dignity Matters, a Massachusetts-based non-profit that provides feminine care products, underwear and bras to homeless women and school-aged girls, recently moved its headquarters from Wayland to 7 Bishop St, Building 29, Framingham. As of this year, 2018, the organization has tripled its in-kind donations from 120,000 to over 360,000 donated products. In...
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Suburban swimmers shine in Ehrlich Mile

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor On Friday, boys and girls from across the region competed in the Ehrlich Mile Swim at Dug Pong in Natick. The swim including representatives from the Walpole Barracudas, Sherborn Snappers, Medfield Marlins, Needham Sharks, and Westwood Waves of the Suburban Summer Swim League. The event, which is often...
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Library hosts Boston Harbor presentation

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_27809" align="alignright" width="200"]Marguerite Krupp shows a map of the Boston Harbor and its different islands. Photos by Daniel Curtin Marguerite Krupp shows a map of the Boston Harbor and its different islands. Photos by Daniel Curtin
[/caption] Last Thursday, the...
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From Ethiopia to Westwood

By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent These days, he can be found making change and helping customers. But his life was not always as simple and serene as it is inside Fox Hill Village. Nicolas “Nick” Trakadas — and his Village Pantry — has been a part of the fabric of the Westwood independent retirement living community since the...
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Registry celebrates 225 years

It was an evening when “History Came Alive” - all 225 years’ worth - as several hundred people came to partake in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds’ birthday celebration. The event, which was held on June 20 and free to the public, showcased the notable land records of many prominent people, along with changes...
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