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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Town Band to celebrate American Composers

On Sunday, April 28, the Wellesley Town Band will pay tribute to some of America's well-known and most loved composers. Featured in the program are composers of the 19th and 20th centuries who have contributed to the musical fabric of American life with their marches, jazz, patriotic, Broadway and film music. Under the direction of Wellesley...
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Withrow teaches kids about writing tools

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday afternoon, Steven Withrow visited the Wellesley Library to teach a small group of kids all about ways poets and authors play with language to describe things without using pictures. Withrow, a teacher, poet and author of “A Poem is a Chameleon,” came from Falmouth to teach...
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One Tree Makes a Big Difference

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Wellesley Middle School Girl Scouts, in partnership with Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, have completed a community project to show how one tree impacts air quality by placing informative labels on public trees along Central Street in Wellesley Square. Scouts collected data on the trees between Weston Road and Abbott Street with Town of...
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Top-ranked Harbormen fight off Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two Division I powers met for a little early-season non-conference showdown on Thursday afternoon as the top-ranked Hingham Harbormen hosted the Wellesley Raiders in the semifinals of the 2019 Coaches Challenge Cup. Despite a pair of goals from standout junior attack-man Carl Callahan, a 7-0 run by the Harbormen...
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Michelle’s Menagerie comes to Westwood

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff April vacation was in full swing when nearby towns were stricken with a series of rainstorms. Luckily for the children of Westwood, Michelle Debye and her Animal Menagerie were in town for a visit. On Thursday, April 18, Westwood's Islington Branch Library was filled with people. Children sat...
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Bouldings debut ‘Magical Strings’ in Westwood

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Philip and Pam Boulding, a Celtic song duo from Washington state, have played all over the world together for forty years. On Tuesday night they made their Westwood debut. And while their instrument playing was impressive, it was just a small part of what the duo does. Philip built...
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Maureen Obey art show at library

Maureen Obey will be holding a solo show called “Through My Eyes” at the Main Library during the month of May. Maureen is an active member of both the Westwood Artists and the Norwood Art Association. She has shown her work at the Norwood Fine Artist Gallery and Studio. She has been painting seriously for...
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Rachel Revere recalls riveting story

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Every Bostonian knows the story of Paul Revere and his midnight ride, thanks to the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. To alert the city of the where British troops were traveling from, Revere rode his horse to the Old North Church, knowing the devised signal: “One if by...
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Potters Place show/sale fighting hunger

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In keeping with its mission to share and teach the pottery experience to the public, the 23 members of Potters Place will hold a fundraiser to benefit the Franklin Food Pantry on the weekend of May 3-5. Proceeds from the sale of select, hand-made pottery at the cooperative’s 28th Annual Spring Show and...
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Quinn, McGrath lead Rebels past Minutemen

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Entering the day at 1-3, the Walpole High School varsity boys lacrosse team was in big need of an out-of-conference win to bolster their tournament resume for later on this spring. Backboned by two of their senior captains in UMass Lowell committed attack-man Conor Foley (five goals, one...
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Great Bear Run planned for May 19

On Sunday, May 19, the Needham Youth Track Club is sponsoring the 29th running of the Great Bear Run, a road race for all ages. There is a 5K run (10:30 a.m.), 1 Mile Run and Prostate Walk (12:15 p.m.), events for children including 400 meter (age 7-14) – 2:15 p.m., 200 meter (age 6)...
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Schmalz, Lady-Rockets rout Warriors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School girls varsity lacrosse team was delivered a significant blow with star scorer Callie Hem out for the season with a torn ACL. Despite the loss of their Harvard commit and reigning All-Scholastic recipient, the Rockets (5-2) have responded with a series of impressive victories...
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Needham celebrates Pansy Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Anyone who wanted to enter the History Center & Museum in Needham on Saturday, April 13, would have had to walk between an aisle of multicolored pansies - a vibrant variety of flowers in blue, purple, red, and yellow. Some sat in hanging buckets, waiting to be bought...
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Needham hosts BSC Invite

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Almost 700 people showed up to Needham’s DeFazio Park for the 2019 Bay State Conference Invite on Wednesday morning, and while it is still early in the track season, the coaches from Needham, Wellesley and Walpole High School all hoped their athletes would show something in their...
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This Old Town: When Jonathan Met Sally, A Medfield Love Story

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Oftentimes, history focuses on the famous, the well-known, and those whose contribution stands out as a major accomplishment. But the vast majority of people never become famous, do the best they can in life, often struggle to overcome adversity, and frequently are little-known outside their own small sphere where they live. As reported...
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Caulfield named as new Wheelock principal

Superintendent Jeffrey Marsden has announced that he selected Holli Caulfield to be the new principal of the Wheelock School. Caulfield, of Walpole, is currently the principal of the Oakdale Elementary School in Dedham, a position she has held since 2005. She formally accepted her new position on Thursday, April 11. "We are thrilled that Holli has accepted...
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Panthers hold off Warriors in rain

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield High School girls varsity lacrosse team hosted Division I Hockomock League power Franklin on Monday night on the rain-soaked turf at Calvin Fisher Field. Coming off a tough 19-12 defeat to arch rival Dover-Sherborn on April 17, the Lady-Warriors (2-4, 2-1) were looking to bounce back,...
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Ark of animals comes to library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Children and their parents recently gathered in the meeting room at the Medfield Library to learn all about some new animal friends. For an hour on April 18, the Medfield Library boasted its own ark of animals. Nick the animal handler brought a variety of critters with him,...
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Kira Seamon readies Art in Bloom

There will be a shower of flowers in the Dover Public Library this April. Art in Bloom is coming the week of April 29-May 4, and the highlight will be the "Bloom Party" from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 29. Artist Kira Seamon will host the event and is honored to have received a grant...
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Library hosts ‘cities’ Lego challenge

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday afternoon, the Dover Library held its Lego Challenge, a one-hour event where kids are given a theme and a box full of Legos to create something unique, to be photographed and placed on the library’s Facebook page. This week’s theme was “cities,” so the kids were tasked with...
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