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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Needham native Orenstein to discuss book

The Needham Free Public Library will host author and Needham native Hannah Orenstein, who will be discussing her new book, "Playing with Matches," and the evolution of dating in the age of online matchmaking services, on Sunday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m., in the Community Room. The presentation will be moderated by Meredith Goldstein, a...
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NHS Life Skills Conference a success

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[caption id="attachment_31325" align="alignright" width="300"]NHS School Resource Officer Adrienne Anderson teaches students how to cook. NHS School Resource Officer Adrienne Anderson teaches students how to cook.[/caption] Last week, the Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham (SPAN) partnered with Needham High School students, the Director of Needham Health &...
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Needham wins in front of crowd

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31342" align="alignright" width="300"]Needham’s Kyle Sullivan, who was praised for his rebounding, shows off his ball handling. Needham’s Kyle Sullivan, who was praised for his rebounding, shows off his ball handling.[/caption] No team wants to lose on their home court, but the...
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McIntyre, Lady-Rockets cruise past Warriors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31334" align="alignright" width="300"]Sophomore guard/forward Caroline Klemm (12) fights off a defender and drives the ball to the basket. Sophomore guard/forward Caroline Klemm (12) fights off a defender and drives the ball to the basket.[/caption] The Needham High girls varsity...
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MFi announces Medfield community grants

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) Legacy Fund Board of Directors has announced the donation of grants, totaling $20,000, to three nonprofits serving the Medfield community. The Legacy Fund is an initiative of the Medfield Foundation that invests in local non-profits that build a strong and vibrant community.  The first grants awarded by the Legacy Fund, founded in...
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This Old Town: A Crisis of Homelessness

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A recent article in The Boston Globe told of Arlington town officials who were unhappy to discover that the state transportation department had installed two rows of metal spikes underneath a Route 2 bridge to keep homeless people from sleeping under the structure and asked they be removed. The bridge crosses the...
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Team Rivals program creates future leaders

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Medfield, Westwood, and Dover-Sherborn High Schools are in the same bracket, participating in the “Team Rivals” program, an outreach program consisting of a series of four friendly competitions between schools. The program is designed for students to learn about community and awareness building. All schools in Norfolk County are invited to...
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Medfield jazzers swing into new year

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Medfield High School Music Department’s Jazz Winterfest took place on Wednesday, January 23, at the school’s Lowell Mason Auditorium. Both the Jazz Choir, under the direction of Ann Marie Tremblay, and the Jazz Band, directed by Jason Bielik, performed a variety of music with intricate harmonies, outstanding...
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Girls basketball plays hard, raises funds

On Friday, January 25, fans packed the DS stands to see both the girls basketball JV and varsity teams play and defeat TVL rival Bellingham. The 5th grade Metrowest Youth girls played each other at halftime, and the varsity players were there to cheer them on. Fans who came to the game were told that...
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Dover Scouts hold pinewood derby

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday morning, the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts teamed up to put on the annual pinewood derby at Dover Church’s Kraft Hall. From 9 a.m. till about noon, scouts from grades one through five cheered and jeered as their colorful wooden carts raced down a metal track at...
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Kenney, Herlihy lift Raiders past Lancers

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31288" align="alignright" width="300"]Sophomore forward George Herlihy (3) fires a shot on net during a rush up the far-side boards. Sophomore forward George Herlihy (3) fires a shot on net during a rush up the far-side boards.[/caption] Coming off consecutive...
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McGowan, Wolverines fight off Stark, Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was about as gritty of an effort as they come for the Dover-Sherborn boys on the road at Westwood on Monday afternoon. The Raiders (10-3, 6-3) came from 13 down to tie the game late, while senior captain/forward Brett Stark battled through the flu to record a...
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Annual rabies clinic draws wide crowd

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31263" align="alignright" width="300"]Two patients pay a visit to Powers to ensure that their licenses are up to date.   Photos by Alex Oliveira Two patients pay a visit to Powers to ensure that their licenses are up to date....
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Westwood Media Center wins volunteerism award

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter For creating a seven-part video series designed to help people understand caring for the elderly free of charge, the Westwood Media Center has been awarded the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce’s (NVCC) Paul Smith Award for Outstanding Volunteerism. In a release, the NVCC said in part: “Our selection committee was impressed by...
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Lady-Rebs, Raiders skate to a tie

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It may have been a day off for some on Monday, but not for the Walpole and Wellesley High School varsity girls hockey teams, who met at Babson Skating Center for their one and only meeting this 2018-2019 season. Thanks to some shutdown goaltending on both sides by Wellesley’s...
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Selectmen, community discuss diversity

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday, January 14, a panel of eleven community leaders and members addressed the Wellesley Board of Selectmen in an open meeting to discuss the state of diversity in Wellesley. Speakers covered topics ranging from diversity initiatives in local schools, the difficulties of assimilation facing immigrant families, local programs...
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Mountains majesty at Wellesley Winter Wednesday

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter Young Wellesley residents gathered in the library craft room on Wednesday, January 9, to work on some arts and crafts and learn local history as a part of the library’s and the Wellesley Historical Society’s Winter Wednesday series. With the help of the Historical Society, kids learned the story...
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Busy winter schedule for Drama Society

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Wellesley High School Drama Society has had a busy schedule this winter, with several completed projects and numerous productions planned in the coming weeks ahead to fill the long winter nights. Starting off the winter season, students from the Wellesley High School Moving Company, under the direction of...
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Hale family fun day delights attendees

By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday morning and afternoon, Hale Reservation held a family fun day event across its 1,100 acres of land. The event replaced a smaller open house normally held in the off season, and was intended to both show the community what kids can do at Hale during the summer and, more...
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FBC presents poster to COA

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Recently, Christine Keddy, Associate Pastor for Family Education and Outreach at the First Baptist Church of Westwood, presented a framed poster of decorated handprints, created by a multitude of Westwood youth, to Lina Arena-DeRosa, Director of Westwood’s Council on Aging. It was decided that the colorful poster will hang in the hallway of...
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