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Monthly Archives: September 2018

WPSAS announces Fall Social

The Wellesley Parents Supporting Art Students (WPSAS) have announced their Fall Social on Tuesday, October 9, from 6-8 p.m. at the Page/Waterman new gallery, 592A Washington St., Wellesley. WPSAS is a parent volunteer organization dedicated to supporting students who are interested in participating in the fine arts and visual arts in the Wellesley Public Schools,...
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Author Sullivan addresses Westwood Library

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By Caitie Van Dore Hometown Weekly Correspondent A lively atmosphere greeted attendees last Tuesday night at the Westwood Public Library for a Q&A session with author J. Courtney Sullivan. A Milton native, Sullivan is a bestselling author of such books as “Maine” and “Commencement.” In this event, Sullivan sat down to answer questions about her...
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Wolverine girls soccer drops heartbreaker

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was a tough outcome for the Westwood High School varsity girls soccer team on the pitch on Friday evening at Flahive Field as the Wolverines (1-2-0) fell, 3-0, to perennial TVL power and rival Norton. The Lancers struck first with 26:44 to play with a goal off...
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Westwood flocks to Greek Fest

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter St. Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral recently hosted its fourth annual Greek Fest for the town of Westwood. The event took place all day on Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16. Crowds of families, couples, and friends came to the festival to experience an authentic Greek meal, music, desserts,...
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UU Wellesley welcomes new Senior Minister

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The Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills (UU Wellesley) has welcomed Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason as its new settled Senior Minister. Rev. Kelly comes to Wellesley from New York City, where she served as the Community Minister with the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn and acted as Managing Director for the...
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Jarvis, Rebels outlast Maiona, Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was an instant classic on the gridiron on Saturday afternoon as the Walpole High School football team held off a furious rally by the Wellesley Raiders (1-1) to earn a 42-35 victory in the Rebels’ (2-0) home-opener. Running back Chris Reilly capped off an 11-play game-opening drive...
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Wellesley remembers on 9/11

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent September 11, 2018 marked the 17th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on US soil. Around the country, memorial services were held to honor the 2,977 individuals who died that day, and the more than 6,000 injured. The ceremonies also remembered the brave first responders who sacrificed their...
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Jarvis, Rebels outlast Maiona, Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was an instant classic on the gridiron on Saturday afternoon as the Walpole High School football team held off a furious rally by the Wellesley Raiders (1-1) to earn a 42-35 victory in the Rebels’ (2-0) home-opener. Running back Chris Reilly capped off an 11-play game-opening drive...
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Main Street Live ends on high note

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By Caitie Van Dore Hometown Weekly Correspondent After a long week of cold and rain, the weather warmed up just in time for Walpole’s last Main Street Live event of the year last Friday night. Now in its fourth year, Main Street Live is a collaborative event running from July to mid-September, involving local...
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Apple Harvest Fair brings family fun

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A full day of family fun and beautiful weather marked this year’s annual Apple Harvest Fair in East Walpole. Over a thousand happy faces enjoyed games, petting baby animals from Animal Craze, pony rides, face painting, and a trackless train ride. Inside the church hall, people delighted in the silent auction, where hundreds...
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Smith, Rockets cruise past Hillers

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite being down their starting versatile running back/slot man Odahri Hibbert (arm), the Needham High School football team was able to take care of business on the road last Friday night at Hopkinton with a convincing 28-7 victory. Duke-committed tight end and senior captain of the Rockets (2-0) Matthew...
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Great Plain Squares welcome new members

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, September 12, the Great Plain Squares held their annual square dance event for new prospective dancers. Large groups of men and women filled the room at 7 p.m. for a fun night of laughter, chatting, and, of course, square-dancing. Once everyone arrived, the participants split into four...
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Illuminating the Dark Side of the Moon

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By Ethan Lee Hometown Weekly Correspondent Part II: Lessons from Moroccan Schools “Illuminating the Dark Side of the Moon” is a series written by Hometown Weekly Correspondent Ethan Lee, a student at Needham High School. As a reporter, Ethan has focused on revealing truths about misunderstood cultures around the global community. Thus, when Ethan noted absence...
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Warrior girls soccer falls in thriller

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Medfield and Medway High School girls soccer, two perennial Division II TVL powers, have engaged in some major tilts over the last several seasons, most notably at Gillette Stadium back in 2016 (3-1 victory for Medway). After the two teams played to a pair of ties last season,...
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Oh happy Medfield Day

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By Katrina Tummino Hometown Weekly Correspondent Med18-1065 Early September typically calls to mind the changing of seasons and school starting, but for those living in Medfield and its surrounding towns, the early beginnings of fall also bring a much-anticipated, community-oriented event: Medfield Day. On September 15, residents found...
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Food, friends and fun at Farmers’ Market

By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Last Thursday on the lawn in front of the First Parish building in Medfield town center, different stands sold everything from quilted blankets and honey to fresh fruits and vegetables. Families and members of the community ambled through the grassy clearing, enjoying the warm summer day and talking with the local...
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Fair returns to Sherborn

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Contributor Friends, families, and farmers were out at the Barber Reservation on Saturday to celebrate the return of the Grange Fair in Sherborn. There, neighbors enjoyed varied agricultural entertainment and learned about their town’s rich agricultural history. Once a yearly event, Sherborn Grange Fairs were most recently held in 2011...
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Grace Church to host bluegrass band

Dover’s Pilgrim Bluegrass Gospel Band will be returning to Grace Church on September 30 to provide the music for the 10:00 a.m. service. The band will be performing a variety of traditional and contemporary songs to complement the order of service. Band members are Michele Sauter on mandolin and vocals, Geoff Sauter on five-string banjo and...
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Raider field hockey drops heartbreaker

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 2-1 victory over Ashland on September 11, the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School field hockey team dropped a heartbreaker to Division I power Natick on Thursday to fall to 2-2 on the young season. Natick struck first less than six minutes in with a goal off of...
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Rescue dogs bark, bay at Borderlands

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent The first time I heard of a coonhound was when I got a call that my mother had randomly adopted a dog while I was away at college. Our elderly beagle had passed away, and she was itching to find a new companion for our lonely beagle. Without telling anyone...
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