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Monthly Archives: August 2019

MSH Questions

How does the District Zoning Amendment relate to the Medfield State Hospital Master Plan that was published on August 15, 2018? The District Zoning Amendment that is being proposed is a framework for the development. It is not a detailed blueprint and it all depends on the responses from developers that will actually be bidding on...
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Petting zoo lets patrons try robots

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While a “robot petting zoo” sounds like an attraction from Disney World’s Tomorrowland, it was actually Westwood Library's way of letting members of the community explore coding toys for their children. On Thursday night, August 15, the library brought out their Mini Spheros, Dash Robots and the Kano Harry Potter...
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St. Mark’s Greek Fest coming soon

St. Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral of Westwood will host its fifth annual Greek Fest on Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 15, on the church grounds at 340 Clapboardtree Street. St. Mark’s Greek Fest will run on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The festival celebrates...
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Westwood girls soccer eyes big year

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Westwood High School girls soccer went on a nine-game unbeaten streak (4-0-5) to revive their playoff hopes down the stretch of last season. Unfortunately, a bitter 1-0 loss to rival Medfield in the regular season finale kept the Wolverines (6-8-6) out of the Division II Tournament for the fourth straight...
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IAM Strong advocates for mental health

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Sometimes, we all need help from our friends. That is the simple lesson the IAM Strong Foundation has been trying to teach students and their families since its establishment. The organization is making a big difference when it comes to mental health and making sure people receive the help they need. IAM...
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Library holds Smash Bros tournament

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Libraries are usually seen as quiet places of solitary learning, but on Thursday night, August 8, Wellesley Library was home to a video game tournament featuring players ranging from second grade to high school. And while anyone could hypothetically set up a console and try to figure it...
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Elm Bank hosts Arts on the Green

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter For the fifth time, The Gardens at Elm Bank filled its grounds with artists, performers and food trucks, and opened its doors to the public for the annual Arts on the Green event. With 26 unique artists selling their work on the grounds (Elm Bank takes no cut...
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Wellesley’s Oppenheim swims to gold

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor This summer, Wellesley native and 14-year-old Ariel Oppenheim participated in 2019 Pan American Maccabi Games that were held in Mexico City, as well as the JCC Maccabi Games in Detroit, Michigan, where she represented Boston. Oppenheim was one of about 3700 athletes competing from all around the world, representing...
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Senior center celebrates August birthdays

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday afternoon, a group of seniors - summer babies, Leos and Virgos - got together at the Walpole Co-operative Bank South Street Center to celebrate their August birthdays. But this party would be a little different than the others, as instead of a regular cake, the seniors...
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Biergarten brings in beer and bliss

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Staff With the sound of summer cicadas in the air and the warm evening weather setting in, last Friday night was perfect for hanging out with friends and family, and taking in the last few days of summer. On Friday, August 23, the Boylston Schul-Verein, the German-American Club, hosted its final...
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Bradys, Rebel soccer ready up

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 7-6-4 regular season earned Walpole High boys soccer the No. 11 seed in Division II South last season. The Rebels upset No. 6 Oliver Ames (2-1) in the opening round, the same team that ended their playoff run in 2017. Walpole followed it up with another upset...
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Donovan, Needham soccer eye redemption

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor By Needham’s lofty standards, the 2018 season concluded in about the toughest way imaginable: losing to arch rival Wellesley in penalty kicks on their home field in the South quarterfinals in the midst of a monsoon. In 2019, Needham will hope to rebound, and it starts at the...
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Launching Scholars gives kids leg up

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Doing math in the summer and staying past the bell to do even more math during the school year, all in hopes of eventually learning calculus, is such a nightmare to most students that when a group of kids from an impoverished LA high school did it, they...
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Center cookout provides summer fun

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter What’s says summer more than a cookout? And what’s better than a free drink? You’d be hard-pressed to find an answer to either question, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better way to spend six dollars than to attend one of the Center at Medfield’s summer cookouts. For...
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The magic of music in Medfield

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff A love of music is known to form at a young age. On Monday, August 12, parents were invited to bring their kids to a playgroup centered around making music. From 10:30 until 11:30, these parents found themselves watching as their kids' faces lit up in glee while they...
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Gustafson, Medfield girls soccer ready up

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 9-7-2 regular season earned Medfield High girls soccer the No. 14 seed in Division II last fall. The Lady-Warriors took out No. 19 Milton (2-0) in the preliminary round before a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to No. 3 Foxboro in the first round. The Warriors return a significant core...
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Balmer, Doyle, Lady-Raiders aiming high

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite not rostering a single senior and squeaking their way into the Division III Tournament with an 8-8-2 record, Dover-Sherborn girls soccer did more than just raise a few eye brows last fall, thanks to their resilience. The No. 14 Lady-Raiders ravaged No. 3 Tri-County by a 5-0...
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Doverstock revelers remember Woodstock

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Historically, trying to recreate Woodstock has been a disaster. In 1999, a concert in Rome, NY to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the famed 1969 musical festival devolved into a now-infamous disgrace due to a lack of water, widespread reports of violence, and musical acts like Limp Bizkit,...
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