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Monthly Archives: December 2018

CRBA performing at New Years Needham

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Forty-one students, ages 8-18, from Needham’s classical ballet school, Charles River Ballet Academy (CRBA), will perform on the Needham Town Hall stage on December 31 at 3:15 p.m. as part of New Years Needham. The performance will feature classical pieces from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Giselle and Coppelia,” as well as...
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A Christmas Memory

By Thomas Keating, Jr. There isn’t a worse time to be in a hospital than during the holiday season, but there I was. I was in the Army hospital at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, falling ill with severe pneumonia during basic combat training, caused, no doubt, by training outdoors that cold, snowy November of 1968. My high...
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Injury-ravaged wrestling drops first match

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With huge swaths of their starters out due to injury and illness, the Needham Rockets wrestling squad dropped its first match of the season, 42-39. The team started strongly early, tallying several pins in the lightest weight classes. However, as the weights became higher and higher, the Rockets could...
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Kelly, Lady-Rockets blank Redhawks

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_30730" align="alignright" width="300"]Junior right wing Charlotte Tolman (27) pears into the offensive zone and moves the puck up the ice for Needham during the Lady-Rockets 3-0 victory at Natick on Saturday night. Junior right wing Charlotte Tolman...
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2019 Medfield wall calendar available

The all-new Medfield wall calendar for 2019, with proceeds benefiting the Medfield Food Cupboard, is now available for sale at various retailers around town. A full-sized, full-color, 13-month calendar, it features photos taken exclusively of Medfield, and 50 percent of the profits are donated to the Food Cupboard each year. This is the calendar's fifth...
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An uplifting winter concert in Medfield

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Medfield High School Music Department presented their winter concert on December 11 at 7 p.m. in the school’s Lowell Mason Auditorium. Excitement filled the air as the large crowd settled in to hear the varied program performed by the Concert Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and Concert Band. The...
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Garden Club holiday party warms hearts

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30696" align="alignright" width="300"]Smiles as Spanish carols are attempted. Smiles as Spanish carols are attempted.[/caption] The event room at the Westwood Senior center was a wintry field of red, green and soft white on Thursday afternoon as the Westwood Garden Club hosted...
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DSHS serenades Historical Society

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Thanks to the Dover Sherborn High School's a cappella singing group, Noteworthy, the Dover Historical Society launched the holiday season in grand style. A dozen singers performed in the Caryl Farm’s Fisher Barn. They serenaded visitors with a delightful array of seasonal music, which they had chosen and arranged themselves. They and the audience...
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Thomas Philbin takes LBE award

Thomas Philbin, Westwood's Energy Manager, was honored at the Massachusetts State House on December 6, 2018 with a Public Sector Individual Award in the 12th annual Leading by Example (LBE) awards. These awards, given by the Baker-Polito administration, recognize those who promote clean energy and sustainable initiatives. Additionally, Philbin was awarded congratulatory citations on the LBE award...
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Sherborn Library finds refuge at home

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter Since the Sherborn Library closed for extensive renovations in December 2016, the library’s collection and staff have found a welcoming temporary home in the Sherborn Community Center. “The Community Center has been very kind to us, letting us integrate ourselves into their space,” Said Liz Rowland, the library’s Assistant Director. [caption...
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Westwood residents contribute to Elite football success

On Dec. 2nd, at Dexter/Southfield in Brookline, MA the sixth, seventh and eighth grade Massachusetts Elite football teams won their way into the Elite 8 of the FBU National Championship. This year’s eighth grade team features six athletes with Westwood connections. Five of the players are from Xaverian (Matt Defeo, Alex Saunders, Cole Jette, Michael Oates...
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McDonough, Wolverines blank Warriors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 6-3 victory at Framingham on Friday afternoon, the Medfield/Norton High girls varsity hockey team returned home to Rodman Arena on Saturday night to open up TVL play against rival Westwood. Like the Warriors (1-2-0, 0-1-0) the Lady-Wolverines (2-0-0, 1-0-0) also entered Saturday’s tilt coming...
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McDonough, Wolverines outlast Prego, Warriors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 6-3 victory at Framingham on Friday afternoon, the Medfield/Norton High girls varsity hockey team returned home to Rodman Arena on Saturday night to open up TVL play against rival Westwood. Like the Warriors (1-2-0, 0-1-0) the Lady-Wolverines (2-0-0, 1-0-0) also entered Saturday’s tilt coming off...
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Town Report Committee seeks Dover photos

The Dover Town Report Committee is inviting photography enthusiasts to submit their work for publication consideration in the upcoming 2018 Dover Town Report. The committee seeks photographs that showcase Dover and it's citizens through themes such as nature and wildlife, architectural highlights, sports events, everyday town scenes or events that include Dover Days, summer concerts,...
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Warriors dominate Raiders in opener

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday night, Dover-Sherborn just wasn’t ready for Medfield’s defense. In what would end up ultimately being a 61-23 loss to the Medfield Warriors, the ladies of Dover-Sherborn seemed shell-shocked at the multi-faceted, hyper-aggressive defense they were facing. Early on in the game, Dover-Sherborn could barely get the ball over half-court...
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Festival of Trees illuminates holiday season

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30653" align="alignright" width="300"]The lights of the Snow Village carnival can make you forget it is not a real place. The lights of the Snow Village carnival can make you forget it is not a real place.[/caption] As your car winds down...
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DS’ Britt makes history in two-mile

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Dover-Sherborn Regional indoor track team took on TVL foe Millis on Thursday at Wheaton College. The DS boys earned a dominant 74-12 victory to move to 2-0 on the young season, while the girls fell 53-24, but had several notable individual performances. Sophomore Caitlin Britt broke the...
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Resilience for Wellesley

By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Resilience Project is an innovative initiative designed to promote the mental health and well-being of adolescents through school-community based support for students, parents, educators, counselors and communities. Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF) and Wellesley High School PTSO, in partnership with Newton-Wellesley Hospital, have been working to put this collaboration into place. It...
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Methuen Ballet brings ‘Nutcracker’ to Wellesley

Methuen Ballet Ensemble will waltz into Wellesley on Thursday, December 27, at 2:30 p.m. at Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street in the Katherine L. Babson Jr. Auditorium. The company will perform Excerpts from “The Nutcracker” and ballerinas will guide the audience through the Land of Sweets in Tchaikovsky’s second act of the holiday classic. ...
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Guiffre’s 22 lifts Lady-Raiders past Revere

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_30635" align="alignright" width="300"]Molly Cronin (10) directs traffic and sets up a play. Molly Cronin (10) directs traffic and sets up a play. [/caption] Coming off a 45-27 season-opening victory at Medway on December 10, the Wellesley High School...
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