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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Lady-Rockets stun Raiders in Reilly finals

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In the finals of the Reilly Winter Classic on February 18, the Needham and Wellesley High girls varsity basketball teams played one of the most remarkable girls basketball games in recent memory. Both teams have played against each other since sixth-grade MetroWest and in AAU, so there is a tremendous rivalry between these...
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Poet Bouvard shares poems, hard truths

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday night, February 14, the Wellesley Library hosted former Brandeis professor, author of twelve nonfiction books, and poet Marguerite Bouvard, who read from her new book of poetry, “The Flame of Life.” There were many different subjects broached in the works she read. However, it was the plight of migrants...
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Troop 185 holds Court of Honor

IMG_2060 Wellesley Boy Scout Troop 185 held their winter Court of Honor on Monday, February 4, at the Italo-American Club. The masters of ceremony were Ben Lussier and Russell Hornung, Troop 185's co-Senior Patrol Leaders, assisted by Henry Boyd, Sage Lapides and Cameron McKeever. They introduced the...
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Wellesley kids learn about maple syrup

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While kids looking for snow days, plow drivers looking for easy money, and skiers looking for fresh powder might not be happy February hasn’t been bitterly cold, one group of people are very pleased with the weather: maple syrup makers. Yes, it ends up that maple sap flows...
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Kids sing with Sarah at library

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter Before the snow started falling on Tuesday afternoon, February 12, the community room of the Needham Public Library was ringing loudly with a musical cacophony of ukulele strings, improvised percussion pieces, and the singing voices of children and parents alike. Undeterred by the impending inclement weather, a full...
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Lady-Rockets stun Raiders in Reilly finals

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In the finals of the Reilly Winter Classic on February 18, the Needham and Wellesley High girls varsity basketball teams played one of the most remarkable girls basketball games in recent memory. Both teams have played against each other since sixth-grade MetroWest and in AAU, so there is a tremendous rivalry between...
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Needham kids eat their feelings

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Like millions of lonely, dateless singles around the country, on Valentine’s Day, the kids of Needham were eating their feelings. But there were no pints of ice cream, bottles of wine or tissues filled with tears at the Needham Library’s “Eat Your Feelings” event, just kids, sugar cookies, frosting,...
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Medfield baseball readying up for big season

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite an 8-10 regular season in 2018, the Medfield High baseball team was still able to sneak their way into the Division III South Sectionals under first-year head coach David Worthley. Ultimately, the Warriors fell 6-4 to No. 14 Middleboro in the preliminary round, but expectations heading into 2019 for...
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Medfield composer prepares MHS-commissioned work

By Chris McCue Potts Hometown Weekly Contributor Growing up in Agawam, Mass., with a musician for a father, and music a part of his everyday life, it’s no surprise that accomplished composer, music educator and performer Justin Casinghino, and his wife, Nicole, also a music educator, chose Medfield as a place to raise their family. “We...
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Chocolate tasting party lets seniors sample

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31909" align="alignright" width="300"]After looking over the entire spread, a senior opts for a brownie… After looking over the entire spread, a senior opts for a brownie…[/caption] Supposedly, the connection between chocolate and Valentine’s Day began when Richard Cadbury, desperate for...
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Raiders excel at Division V track championships

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The Dover-Sherborn Regional indoor track team traveled to the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on February 13 to compete in the Division V State Championship Meet. Caitlin Britt placed fifth in the mile with a time of 5:29.48, breaking her own school record she set earlier this season. On the boys side, the...
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DSHS to present ‘Chicago’

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Dover Sherborn High School Drama is bringing the legendary show, “Chicago,” to Mudge Auditorium on March 14–16, with the largest high school cast in DSHS history. To bring “Chicago” to life, in addition to the 68 students in the cast, a total of over 100 students are helping with lighting, crew, sound,...
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Wellesley Creates coming in March

By Rama K. Ramaswamy According to a 2017 Gallup report, nationally, no group feels the impact of living through the current "digital age” more than high school students. According to educators such as Wellesley High School math and computer science teacher Dr. Robert Cohen, technological literacy falls under the category of "life skills”; in some ways,...
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Noanet Woodlands a messy joy in winter

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter The Noanet Woodlands are a bit of a muddy mess during a brief winter thaw. If you’ve ever been a child - most of us have - you’ll know there’s nothing a kid likes more than a tromping through the mud. So don’t let the prospect of a mess...
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Medfield Girls Hoop advances over Wayland

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Before a large crowd at Medfield High School Monday night, the Medfield girls basketball team advanced in the state playoffs with a decisive 54-41 win over Wayland. Sophomore Camilla Silk led the way with 13 points and 12 rebounds while senior captain Erin Seibel also added 13 points with 4...

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Medfield Girls Hoop advances over Wayland

Before a large crowd at Medfield High School Monday night, the Medfield girls basketball team advanced in the state playoffs with a decisive 54-41 win over Wayland. Sophomore Camilla Silk led the way with 13 points and 12 rebounds while senior captain Erin Seibel also added 13 points with 4 assists. 

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Walpole Residents Perform to Raise Money for Gilly’s House

On March 2, 2019, Walpole residents will perform at a Rock n Roll Fundraiser at Plainridge Park Casino - Boylston Room 301 in Plainville. This event will benefit Gilly’s House of Wrentham, a residential home for young men who have struggled with addiction and want to continue their recovery in a stable, safe environment. This...
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The trolley disaster of 1916

By Bill Lombardi Hometown Weekly Correspondent November 7, 1916 was one of the most exciting election days in the history of the country, and one of the most tragic in the City of Boston. President Woodrow Wilson was challenged intensely by his opponent, Charles Evans Hughes, and the general feeling was that he would not be re-elected....
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Mind Over Matter Olympics medalists announced

The Walpole Council on Aging recently held an awards ceremony for its Mind Over Matter Olympics. Rich McCarthy filled in for Assistant Town Administrator Patrick Shield as the torch bearer and emcee for the day. 062The Mind Over Matter Olympics feature monthly individual and team competitions...
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