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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Middle schoolers improvise at Wellesley Library

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Middle-school-aged kids were thinking outside the box at the Wellesley Library as they played different improv games last Thursday evening. Children’s Librarian Emma Caywood lead the kids in different improv games that gave them a chance to test their quick thinking skills - and to express themselves in a creative...
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Wellesley PD plants for pollinators

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Local birds, insects and other animals that pollinate crops and flowers have a new home at the Wellesley Police Department: a recently planted pollinator garden. The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission (NRC) successfully applied to host one of only three such gardens in Massachusetts as part of Pollinate New England, an initiative of New...
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Meteorologist Fisher visits LINX camp

Beautiful blue skies, temps in the low 80s, and eager-to-learn LINX science campers greeted WBZ’s Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher for his visit on Monday afternoon, July 16, at Regis College in Weston. "The best time to get someone interested in science is when they're most curious about how the world works … and the LINX camp...
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Batty back in town at Babson

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Former Wellesley High School head boys lacrosse coach Rocky Batty is back in town after a year away as an assistant at Boston University. Babson College announced on July 11 that Batty will take over as the school’s head men’s lacrosse coach, effective immediately. Batty – who has seen...
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Biergarten in Walpole has Cajun twist

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Hundreds came out to enjoy Cajun-style food, German beer, and live music at a Biergarten last Friday night in Walpole. Boylston Schul-Verein (BSV), which is Boston’s largest German-American club, hosted the event. BSV has a different-themed Biergarten every fourth Friday of the month during the summer season. This particular Biergarten’s...
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Bird Park screams for ice cream

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_27769" align="alignright" width="200"]Precision is key - one small mistake, and it will all come tumbling down. Photos by Daniel Curtin Precision is key - one small mistake, and it will all come tumbling down. Photos by Daniel Curtin
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Juggling workshop scheduled at library

For thousands of years, people have been entertaining themselves, as well as onlookers, as they seemingly suspend gravity, time, and space while tossing multiple objects into the air, deftly catching and re-tossing them continuously. There is even a depiction of juggling found inside the tomb of an Egyptian prince who was buried around 4000 years...
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Peace and Justice Group holds vigil

People joined the Walpole Peace and Justice Group vigil on Thursday, July 26, in support of immigrant families and children. Participants were calling for the U.S. government to reunite families, to stop the inhumane practice of locking up immigrant families, to stop any plans for building family detention camps on military bases, and to close...
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Ukulele workshop coming to library

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On Saturday, August 4, from 2:30- 4:00 p.m., the Needham Free Public Library Children’s Department will be holding a ukulele workshop for children ages 8 and up in the Community Room of the library. Attendees will join singer, songwriter and musician Julie Stepanek and strum along on a ukulele in this workshop, accessible...
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MedSafe kiosk installed in Needham

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (BID–Needham) recently installed a MedSafe medication disposal kiosk in the hospital’s main lobby for the community to safely dispose of personal prescriptions and expired medications that are no longer wanted or needed in their homes. This program is a result of a partnership between BID–Needham and Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham...
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Pelletier awarded garden club scholarship

The Kalmia Garden Club has awarded a scholarship to 2018 Needham High School graduate Robert Pelletier, who will be attending McGill University in the fall. Pictured, left to right, are Garden Club Treasurer Tedi Eaton, Robert Pelletier, and Garden Club Co-President Elizabeth Fee....
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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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Colette O’Connor takes Medfield Library stage

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Members of the community of all different ages came out to the Medfield Library to listen to Colette O’Connor perform original songs on her acoustic guitar last Tuesday. O’Connor’s performance channeled her past experiences as a mother and from her own childhood. She described her musical style as “where Libba...
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Historic Peak House open for tours

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By Rachel Gore Medfield Hometown Weekly Intern [caption id="attachment_27733" align="alignright" width="300"]A table full of colonial-era artifacts in the Peak House allows visitors to explore and learn about history up close. Photos by Rachel Gore A table full of colonial-era artifacts in the Peak House allows visitors...
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Farmers Market delights Medfield

A variety of vendor tents can be seen each Thursday from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. as the Medfield Farmers Market continues into the heat of summer on the grounds of the historic First Parish Meeting House, adjacent to Meeting House Pond on North St. On many Thursdays, the festive atmosphere is enhanced by musicians. Customer...
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Karate students give back

The black belt training cycle class of spring 2018 at Personal Best Karate in Medfield recently held a bake sale fundraiser for St. Jude’s research hospital in honor of fellow black belt candidate student, Grace Jarboe. St Jude’s is a research hospital for pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Every spring, training cycle candidates choose a...
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Sherborn’s Dershwitz ranked No. 1 in saber

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Eli Dershwitz has been called an up-and-coming saber fencer for the last years, but this doesn’t hold true any longer. The 22-year old from Sherborn, Massachusetts has become the second US fencer in history to reach a number one world ranking in men’s saber. [caption id="attachment_27719" align="alignleft" width="200"] Eli Dershwitz practices... 			
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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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