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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Donohue, Westwood lacrosse ready for next step

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off the best season in program history, which featured a 14-4 regular season record, their first-ever wins against Medfield and Dover-Sherborn, as well as a share of the TVL title, expectations heading into this spring are extremely high for the Westwood High School boys varsity lacrosse team. Despite...
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WHS brings Chinese New Year to preschool

Chinese New Year is celebrated by more than 20 percent of the world’s population. It is the most important holiday in China, and to Chinese people all over the globe. Since 2013, Westwood High School students in the Asian Culture Club have created experiences of the holiday for children in the district’s Integrated Preschool. This...
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COA hosts St. Patrick’s lunch

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff There were no leprechauns to be found during Westwood’s Council on Aging‘s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. However, there was plenty of green. A sea of shamrock green filled the room to the brim - green sweaters, t-shirts, scarves, hats, pants, and ties. Some had bouncy shamrocks that moved every...
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Walpole seed bank opens for spring

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Last Tuesday night, the Walpole Library held its sixth annual seed swap, an event where community members are invited take whatever non-GMO seeds they want for free, with the only catch being that they’re supposed to donate seeds at the end of the season to restock the library....
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Foley, McGrath, Rebel lacrosse ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After having their season end in heartbreak in overtime for the second straight year last season in the Division II semifinals with a 9-8 defeat to No. 2 Westwood, the Walpole High boys lacrosse team is out to put some demons to bed in 2019. Headlining the returns...
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Walpole Library hosts desert STEAM event

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_32459" align="alignright" width="300"]Molly from Walpole looks on as Kara Dean helps her make a rice cactus. Molly from Walpole looks on as Kara Dean helps her make a rice cactus.[/caption] After having made recyclable towers last week, and with their...
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The Scent of War

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By Tom Keating I boarded the Flying Tiger Air 707 at McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey on September, 1969 along with 200 other soldiers to begin our trip to the war in Vietnam. We all wore our new bright green jungle fatigues, and sat silently as the plane took off and headed...
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Child, Needham lacrosse gear up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Another lacrosse season is upon us, and the Needham High boys enter 2019 loaded, as always, and ready to be one of the premier teams in Division I South. Among the many returning names for Needham, maybe none are more impactful on the offensive side of the...
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Great Plain Squares’ Tulip Twirl raided

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Representatives from Fairs ’n Squares in Framingham, Single Squares in Billerica, and Heel and Toe out of Manchester NH “raided” the Great Plain Squares “Tulip Twirl” in the basement of Needham’s Carter Memorial Church on Saturday night, leading to almost one hundred square dancers participating in the event. Raids...
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Medfield Library in full bloom

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Last week, people all over the world were shocked by pictures of California’s super bloom, an array of purple, yellow, and orange flowers growing in tremendous numbers around California. In some areas, there were so many flowers that their bright hues were caught on satellite images from space. Over...
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First Parish wins Cool Congregations Challenge

First Parish Unitarian Universalist (FPUU) of Medfield was recently announced as one of five winners in a national competition sponsored by Interfaith Power and Light (IPL). The Cool Congregations Challenge is a united effort by religious congregations across the country to address global warming by reducing their carbon footprint and serve as models of sustainability...
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Medfield lax ready for big year

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2018 season was a wacky one for Medfield High lacrosse. After losing five games by just a single goal, including a heartbreaking and somewhat controversial overtime defeat to top-seeded Wayland in the Central/East quarterfinals, redemption is certainly on the minds of the Warriors heading into this...
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Ken Gloss gives talk in Sherborn

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Thursday, March 21, members of the community made a pilgrimage to the Sherborn Community Center. Many of them carried books, some in their arms, others in bags. Some brought books wrapped in protective coverings, worried that transporting them could damage them in some way. In itself, the profusion...
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Raider lacrosse ready for battle

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite winning yet another Central/East sectional championship, the 2018 season ended with a bitter taste for the Dover-Sherborn Regional varsity lacrosse team, which fell in the Division III state finals to Cohasset, 10-6. In 2019, the Raiders return some high-level talent and will look to reign supreme in...
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Library rings in spring with flowers

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff [caption id="attachment_32415" align="alignright" width="300"]Jeremiah, 5, smiles as he makes his seed balls. Jeremiah, 5, smiles as he makes his seed balls.[/caption] March is typically the month in which people begin preparing garden for the summer. They decide on the seeds or...
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Dr. Prabhu raising cancer funds

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Malini Prabhu, MD, MRCPsych, is a staff psychiatrist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is running the Boston Marathon to support the fight against cancer. On Dr. Prabhu's fundraising website, she shares her story and that of her colleague and friend, Marlene Sullivan, a nurse working at the Vernon Cancer Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital....
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Home of the Week – 11 Donnelly Drive, Medfield

Grand 13 room Colonial located on 1.89 lush acres in Donnelly Estates near the Dover line. This home boasts 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2 fireplaces, 2 staircases, a bonus room ,huge screened porch with new skylights, hardwood floors in many rooms, new carpeting in 3 bedrooms and third floor suite, beautiful dental moldings in most rooms, new roof,...
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Moving Company readies ‘Footnotes’

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Dance, by its nature, is an art form and a form of recreation. It's other things as well, of course: at its most basic, it offers storytelling. At its best, it offers expressions of emotion synchronized with rhythm, as well as symbolic gestures that conjure spirituality in an invitation to marvel at...
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Wellesley protects its arboreal assets

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Back in January, a well-meaning Wellesley landlord illegally pruned several town-owned trees. Experts who examined the trees afterwards believed that they had been over-pruned, and were in danger of dying in the later months. Since then, the care of the town’s trees has been a well-discussed topic in the community. The...
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Callahans, Komjathy, Raider lax ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Lacrosse season is upon us, and after a deep run into last season’s Division I South Sectionals, the Wellesley Raiders enter the 2019 season poised to be a dominant force in the Bay State Conference. Despite losing one of their top scorers in Michael Bomes, who netted...
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