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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Rev. Phil Michaels named pastor

Rev. Phil Michaels of Portland, Indiana, has been named pastor of South Walpole United Methodist Church. A native of Howell Michigan, Rev. Michaels is a co-founder of Via Illuminate, a non-profit ministry focused on “The way of the least of these” in Peru, Indiana, and was the pastor of Illuminate Peru Church of the Nazarene,...
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Rockets drop heartbreaker in stoppage time

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School boys varsity soccer team opened up its season against Bay State Conference rival Natick last Wednesday evening at Memorial Field. Despite some clutch efforts late to tie the contest, Natick came away with the 2-1 season-opening victory, thanks to a goal off of a...
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Griffin, Huskies look to take next step

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2017-2018 season was filled with incredible success for the Northeastern men’s ice hockey program, as the team won the Beanpot for the first time in 30 years and returning to the NCAA Tournament. NU fell to eventual Northeast Regional champ Michigan in the opening round of the...
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Teddy Roosevelt visits Walpole Library

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Contributor Walpole residents were having a bully good time as they met the 26th President of the United States, Teddy Roosevelt, at the Walpole Library last Wednesday night. “Hail to the Chief” played and the audience stood up to greet Teddy Roosevelt, portrayed by actor Ted Zalewski, as he shook hands...
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Digital Bridges at Wellesley Community Center

By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Community Center (WCC) is, as they say, the "place where Wellesley meets" - and, in this case, also bridges digital divisions. Wellesley High School senior Luis Hoderlein is rolling out "Digital Bridges,” a course that runs for five weeks on Friday afternoons at the WCC, starting on September 14 and...
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A dash of Rosemary in Needham

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff In late August of 2016, Hometown Weekly arrived at Rosemary Pool to take in the scene. "So many pools are holes in the ground, surrounded by concrete with an asphalt parking lot – could be anywhere," Patty Carey, director of Needham Park and Recreation, told the paper at the time....
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Wellesley camps out

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Contributor Tents with lanterns glowing brightly spread across Kelly Field behind Bates Elementary School as families came out for an evening in the great outdoors last Saturday night. Children helped their parents set up the tents at the second annual family campout, hosted by the Wellesley Recreation Department and the...
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Annual dinner to honor Fr. Connelly

The Elizabeth Seton Residence of Wellesley Hills will be honoring Father John J. Connelly of St. John the Evangelist parish in Wellesley Hills at their Annual Meet the Need Dinner on Thursday, October 11, at the Wellesley Country Club. Fr. Connelly, a long-time supporter of the Elizabeth Seton Residence was born and raised at St....
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Swim team fundraises for women’s health

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley High School girls swim and dive team participated in the 31st Provincetown Swim For Life Paddler and Flotilla event on September 8. The event is a Provincetown tradition, during which thousands of swimmers brave not only their fears, but the natural harbor’s unpredictable currents, chilly waters, and strong...
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Youth Lacrosse registering for spring season

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Registration for the Westwood Youth Lacrosse spring 2019 season opens on September 15. Westwood Youth Lacrosse is open to new and experienced male players who are in grades 1-8. To register, visit www.WestwoodYouthLacrosse.com and look for the "Register Now" button. Sign up by December 1 to avoid the $100 late fee and...
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Westwood returns to school

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Contributor From students getting ready for their first day of sixth grade at the Thurston Middle School to seniors preparing for their last first day in the Westwood school system at the high school, Nahatan Street bustled with first-day nerves and excitement last Tuesday. The clanging of lockers filled hallways as...
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Hawks drop heartbreaker to No. 1 Everett

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Isaac Seide did not disappoint in his highly anticipated debut for No. 1 Everett on Friday night against No. 2 Xaverian, as the new Crimson Tide workhorse rushed for 165 yards and three touchdowns on just 14 touches to help lead his team to a 34-21 season-opening victory...
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Needleman riding in Hub on Wheels

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On Sunday, September 16, Needham local Howard Needleman will be peddling through the city of Boston in this year's Hub on Wheels, a citywide bike ride that benefits the Boston Children's Hospital and sponsored by Education First. Howard is the top fundraiser for the third consecutive year, having raised over $5,300 to date this...
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Joey Alexander Trio playing Great Hall

On Saturday night, September 15, The Great Hall Performance Foundation will welcomes the Joey Alexander Trio. Joey Alexander numbers among his fans such jazz greats as Wynton Marsalis, Herbie Hancock and Joshua Redman. Now at age 15, the three-time Grammy nominee is considered the Mozart of jazz. A child prodigy, Joey Alexander taught himself...
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Illuminating the Dark Side of the Moon

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By Ethan Lee Hometown Weekly Correspondent Part I: Lessons from Afghan Students “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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Needham Pink Barbarians raise cancer funds

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Needham residents Doug Fox and Dina Hannigan will be leading the Pink Barbarian team in the Jimmy Fund Marathon Walk on September 23. The Pink Barbarians, arriving from across the country, will march the 26.6 mile Boston Marathon route in full armor to help fund cutting-edge care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The...
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Raider soccer outlasts Warriors in opener

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School boys soccer teams met at Calvin George Fisher Field for the latest chapter of their long and intense rivalry on Friday afternoon, as both teams looked to get an early leg-up in conference play. Thanks to a shutdown defensive effort and some...
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The future is now for MSH

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent The Medfield State Hospital (MSH) shut down in 2003. Since then, the property has become Medfield’s go-to locale for dog-walking, sports, and jogs. For years, the town has wrangled with the fate of the open acres left behind in the wake of MSH’s closure. On August 20,...
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This Old Town: Medfield’s Moving Post Offices

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Medfield was first granted a post office in 1807. It was located in the old Wheelock store on the corner of North and Main Streets, where Starbucks is situated today (the old store has since been divided into two sections and moved to #13/#17 South Street, where they are residences). Samuel Seaver, who...
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Raider soccer outlasts Warriors in opener

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School boys soccer teams met at Calvin George Fisher Field for the latest chapter of their long and intense rivalry on Friday afternoon, as both teams looked to get an early leg-up in conference play. Thanks to a shutdown defensive effort and some...
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