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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Craig Breslow addressing Temple Aliyah

Craig Breslow, former Red Sox star relief pitcher and key component of the 2013 World Champion Red Sox, will be guest speaker at the Temple Aliyah 2018 Men’s Club Annual Dinner on November 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Aliyah, located on 1664 Central Avenue in Needham. Currently part of the Toronto Blue Jays organization,...
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Talent, altruism shine in SAMD production

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Wedding Singer, with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, was performed by Students Acting to Make a Difference (SAMD) of Needham High School on October 26, 27, and 28 at the Newman Elementary School in Needham. [caption id="attachment_29645" align="alignright"...
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Hibberts, Reid lead Rockets past Tigers

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two consecutive losses to conference opponents was not the ideal way for the Needham High School football team to end the regular season. “Definitely tough,” said senior tight end Jack Murmes following Needham’s 51-26 defeat to Walpole in their regular season finale. “We will learn from this,...
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Medfield’s Nightmare on Main Street

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Correspondent The wind howled, tugging at the few remaining leaves hanging on the trees. The cloudy sky blocked the moonlight as rain poured down. The foggy streets of Medfield provided the kind of atmosphere in which ghosts and goblins would feel at home. On this dark and foreboding Saturday night, the...
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Pucci, Warriors outduel Muckstadt, Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Considering the history the two schools share, it was perfectly fitting for the Dover-Sherborn Regional and Medfield High School boys varsity soccer teams to conclude regular season matters against one another on Monday night at Nora Searle Field. The Raiders (9-4-5) entered looking to complete the season...
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Needham Junior Football fights to finish

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Photo by Doug Fox Needham Junior Football finished up its 2018 season hosting four squads from Weymouth and one from Attleboro at Memorial Park. Needham’s youngest squad - its third and fourth graders - continued to shine, while the eighth and sixth grade squads earned big victories, with the sixth graders shutting out their...
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Medfield Library hosts video game tournament

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday, October 20, Medfield High Schoolers showed up to the Medfield Library to compete in a Super Smash Brothers tournament. “It’s been a lot of fun,” said 15-year-old player Peter Travis. Travis is a sophomore at Medfield High School and has participated in the tournament since he was...
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Historical Society presentation on flu epidemic

At the Monday, November 5 Medfield Historical Society meeting, Linda Morse will talk about how Medfield was impacted by the deadly Spanish flu epidemic that killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide. The 7:30 p.m. meeting is free and open to the public at the old meetinghouse, otherwise known as the First Parish...
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Pilgrim Church hosts weekly luncheon

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday, October 18, the Council of Aging hosted its weekly luncheon for senior citizens at Pilgrim Church. Around 25 members showed up to eat a nice meal, listen to music, and socialize with friends. “Our whole mission is to engage the seniors in our community,” said director of the...
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Hale’s Arnold to address Garden Club

Eric Arnold, Executive Director of Hale Reservation in Westwood, will speak at the Dover Library, Lower Level Wednesday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. This program is co-sponsored by the Dover Historical Society and Chicatabot Garden Club. Refreshments will be served starting at 7:00 p.m. Hale Reservation is a 1,137-acre tract of largely undeveloped woodland straddling the...
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Garden clubs hosting Tovah Martin

"The Indestructible Houseplant" is the title of Tovah Martin’s talk to be presented jointly by the Boggestow Garden Club of Sherborn, the Charles River Valley Garden Club of Dover and the Amelia Garden Club also of Dover. The presentation will take place on November 6 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sherborn Community Center, 2 Sanger...
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Seniors serve, volley at pickleball

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday, October 22, six Sherborn residents drove to the community tennis courts on a cold morning to participate in a sport called pickleball. Due to previous rain outs, this past session was just their second meeting with the new group. “It’s actually really fun,” said Town Recreation Administrator Kristina...
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Mustangs outlast Wolverine field hockey

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was a battle of state championship contenders as two of the TVL’s elite field hockey programs met on the turf at Flahive Field on Thursday afternoon, with the Westwood Wolverines (10-3-2, 7-3-2) hosting the conference-leading and still unbeaten Medway Mustangs (10-0-3, 9-0-2). [caption id="attachment_29555" align="alignleft" width="600"]Read more

Hale to celebrate Scouting connection

When Robert Sever Hale first opened his property 100 years ago, he did so with the intention of inviting Scouts to camp, farm and build shelters. In recognition of his commitment to Scouting, Hale is celebrating its 100th birthday by hosting a Scout Reunion on Saturday, October 27, at the Powissett Lodge. All Scouts, former...
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Westwood students break eggs, learn STEM

It was four years ago that the administration at Westwood’s Thurston Middle School decided they needed a STEM program with a robust engineering and computer science component. Now, the school is preparing to graduate the first class of students to have made its way through the entire program. While it was more of a pilot program...
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90-year-old residents celebrate birthdays

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Council of Aging hosted a birthday party for residents over the age of 90 at the First Baptist Church. The Council Of Aging staff explained why they hold this celebration. “I think it’s important that we honor those who have aged, and this is a simple...
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London actors deliver masterful ‘Hamlet’

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent Five actors with The Actors from the London Stage, currently on a tour throughout the United States, were in residence at Wellesley College from October 15–21. During the week, they led workshops with students from the college, and on October 18, 19, and 20, they performed an energetic,...
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Wellesley ready for STEM Week

By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Baker-Polito Administration, in an effort to encourage and raise interest especially with respect to students, has declared a state-wide STEM week from October 22 through 26. STEM professionals, parents and educators alike are being asked to plan activities and dedicate the week towards all things science, tech, engineering and math. “Creating...
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Scouting For Food drive coming soon

This Saturday, October 27, Wellesley’s Boy Scout Troops, Cub Scout Packs, Girl Scout Troops, and Venture Crew will be spreading out across Wellesley to place door hangers listing items for the Wellesley Food Pantry to provide to residents in need. The scouts are once again hoping that Wellesley residents will help re-stock the pantry with...
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Six straight wins for Raider soccer

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It took a little bit of time following a 2-3-2 start, but the Wellesley High School varsity boys soccer team has found its stride at the perfect time after rattling off six consecutive victories over the last two weeks to completely turn their season around and climb to...
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