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Monthly Archives: June 2019

LWV presents on recycling

The League of Women Voters of Westwood Walpole Dedham hosted a very successful presentation on recycling at the Westwood Public Library. Those unable to attend may view the presentation at https://youtu.be/LXOfiSxdrCA. Recycling has been in the news for the past year, from China's embargo on our recycling to how and why we need to recycle correctly. During...
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Rain can’t stop COA BBQ

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With the rain pouring outside and the temperature barely hitting seventy degrees, it didn’t feel much like summertime when The Westwood Council on Aging held its annual BBQ. But, once the smell of hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and watermelon hit the air, it was clear...
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Seniors cook with herbs at Powisset

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter At Powissett Farm on Thursday, author and chef Didi Emmons taught a group of seniors from Westwood, Dover and Sherborn how to use various well-known and obscure herbs to cook a farro salad and a green gazpacho. The seniors were supposed to first make a trip the garden of...
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Local rowers repeat as NE champs

The girls first varsity four from the Nobles & Greenough school in Dedham came from behind with a late surge to win the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association (NEIRA) championship regatta at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester. The team was comprised of five seniors, all with local ties, including coxswain Sammi Janower (Needham) and rowers Caroline...
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Justin Locke tells Boston orchestra stories

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Justin Locke, a double bass player who has performed with groups like The Boston Pops and The Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as being the author of “Real Men Don't Rehearse: Adventures in the Secret World of Professional Orchestras,” brought his unique blend of humor and folk wisdom to...
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Wellesley Library hosts robot story time

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While it sounds like a “Black Mirror” plot that’s somehow a parable about technology’s role in raising our children, The Wellesley Free Library now has a couple of robots that will read to your kids. On Thursday, the library held “robot story time,” during which Lava, a programmable NAO...
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Community learns of Neponset River cleanup

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, tons of trash and other forms of pollution end up in our local waterways. For years, the problem went largely ignored, until recently when different groups have strived to clean up the thousands of bodies of water throughout the country. At ten o’clock on Wednesday, June 12, Walpole residents...
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Rebel runner take home gold at nationals

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Members of the Walpole High School track team traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina for the New Balance Nationals at North Carolina A&T University from June 13-16. On the boys side, the Emerging Elite SMR (1600 medley) team of John O’Meara (200), James Berton (200), Stephen Colleran (400) and...
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Shalin and Babineau provide baseball memories

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Last Monday night at the Walpole Library, Mike Shalin and Steve Babineau spent the better part of an hour telling Red Sox, Bruins, and, to a lesser extent, New York Yankees stories to an intrigued audience that included former Red Sox manager Joe Morgan. Babineau has spent decades...
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Playgroup experiments with bubbles

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On June 21, parents and their kids met for the last playgroup of the season at the Needham Library. The playgroup sat in a circle, with children sitting next to their parents or in their laps, eager for fun and laughter. The group began with a rendition of “The...
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Post 14 outlasted by Norwood

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor American Legion Post 14 welcomed first-place Norwood on Monday night at Needham High School. Despite giving starter Will Foley some early run support, a five-run third inning by Post 70 proved to be the difference as Norwood earned an 8-5 victory to remain atop the District Six West...
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Blue Hill Observatory director teaches community

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Last Tuesday at Needham’s Center at the Heights, Don McCasland, the program director at Blue Hill Observatory Science Center, spoke to the seniors on a variety of meteorological topics, ranging from climate change to the various issues that can arise when weather detection equipment is mishandled. While the presentation...
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Medfield celebrates Eve Potts Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff To find something Eve Potts has not done in Medfield would be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. People of all ages have come to know Mrs. Potts for her cool but determined attitude and her long list of talents. In the years since she moved...
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Medfield students complete senior projects

Superintendent Jeffrey Marsden has shared that 53 students participated in Medfield High School’s Senior Project program this year. This year’s program had 38 projects with 53 participating students. Students completed projects in interest areas such as art, video, podcasts, music and teaching. Many student projects also recapped internship experiences in various sectors and industries. Seniors participating in...
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MAP celebrates successful year

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The Medfield Afterschool Program (MAP) is celebrating another successful year. Joe and Maureen from the second and third grade program hosted their second annual lemonade stand during their Summer Club. The goal was to generate at least $500 in an attempt to raise money for any new supplies or equipment the students felt...
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Title run ends in heartbreak for Medlax

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Medfield High School lacrosse has dealt with significant adversity this season, losing starting LSM Sam Joline to a knee injury, as well as senior captain and attack-man Mike Hauptman (knee) after a 19-5 win against Walpole in the opening round of the playoffs. Despite the hardships, Medfield hung together...
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CRS announces 2019 graduates

Charles River School (CRS) has announced this year’s 8th grade graduating class. During the graduation ceremony on June 12, each student shared their talents with the community through speeches, poetry, music, art, and videos that they each had created. In keeping with the CRS mission, these graduates “know themselves, understand others, and will shape the...
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DS lax back atop Division III

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It took three years, which in Raider country feels like an eternity, but DS boys lacrosse is back on top of Division III following a 7-4 victory against Grafton in the DIII state finals on Friday at Babson College. Pierce Gregory has proved worthy of every bit of...
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A warm, joyful performance in Dover

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Open Fields Community Theater presented a lively pop-rock musical revue titled “This Is Me, This Is Us” on Friday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles River School in Dover. Originally intended to be performed in the school’s outside theater space, the show was relocated inside due...
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NDA halts Westwood title hopes

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a dominant 19-1 regular season in which they were atop the state rankings (Globe, Herald, etc) for the majority of the year and earned themselves the top spot in the Division I South sectionals, Westwood High girls lacrosse entered the state tournament confident, and for good reason....
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