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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Westwood reworks social studies curriculum

They say you can’t rewrite history, but in Westwood the school department is reworking its entire social studies curriculum to comply with new state education standards. Teachers at every grade level worked over the summer to ensure the material they present this school year meets the new requirements. “The greatest change is in the 8th grade,”...
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Fun for all at Westwood Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Saturday, September 21, residents of Westwood met up to celebrate their wonderful town. There was no shortage of fun with so much to do, including a road race, a shopping area, and activities for all to enjoy. “You guys going to run fast today?” one mom asked her child...
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Wolverines please packed bleachers of fans

***IMG_ 4687 - Nicole Laughter and Kate Anderson meet at the net in front of a packed house at WHS. Photos by James Kinneen IMG_ 4679 - Bella Hamdan sends the ball straight back to the Medfield side. Photos by James Kinneen IMG_ 4741 - Amanda McKim tries to time her block. Photos by James Kinneen By James...
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Town-wide yard sale moves to homes

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter When Wellesley’s town-wide yard sale was moved from Morses Pond to a handful of private residences because of a lack of seller participation, one would think the participants would be upset about having to host so many people at their homes and losing out on customers that wanted...
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Fiske Wild West Fair wildly entertaining

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter When the Western was to movie screens what the superhero movie is now, it wasn’t odd to see kids running around with cowboy hats and bandanas wrapped around their faces. As the Western fell out of favor, cowboy hats gave way to Spiderman shirts and the cowboy look...
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Maiona, Raiders out-duel Jarvis, Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Wellesley and Walpole High football took to the gridiron on Saturday afternoon for a Carey vs. Herget Division showdown. The Raiders entered looking to make it three straight wins to begin the 2019 season, while Walpole traveled to Wellesley hoping to get back on track following a 30-7...
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Dorion talks process, Walpole Library exhibit

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter If you were to ask Phil Dorion for help with your photography, you would probably start by asking him about lenses, camera brands and photo manipulating software. This would be a terrible decision, as you would be committing one of the mistakes Dorion sees as being so prevalent...
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Walpole learns about dog safety

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff “Wanna see my dog?” Cathy Acampora asked the eager audience. Audience members, made up of both people and canines, were excited to see this demonstration. On Wednesday, September 18, excited library patrons came to the Walpole Library Community Room for a dog safety demonstration designed to teach them about...
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Keating, Topham address State House

Needham veterans Tom Keating and Bill Topham, both veterans of Vietnam, were recently invited by Representative Denise Garlick and Senator Mike Rush to provide support and comments to the Veterans and Federal Affairs Committee at the Massachusetts State House on H.3206 – An Act relative to providing veteran survivor benefits. This bill was sponsored by Representative...
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Home of the Week – 22 Essex Street

Beauty and elegance abound in this sophisticated colonial in prestigious Maple Park Estates. This graciously appointed home w/ 4 spacious levels of fine living will impress even the most discriminating buyer. A striking 2-story foyer welcomes you into this exclusive home, designed w/ high quality craftsmanship & a fine attention to detail. A beautiful...

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Stacey Peasley teaches yoga class

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Friday, September 13, on one of the last warm days of fall, Stacey Peasley prepared for a special class at the Needham Public Library. Many frequent visitors of the library know Peasley for the catchy tunes and fun games she often presents to Needham’s youngest citizens. On this day,...
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Lady-Rockets draw with Wildcats

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two of the Bay State Conference’s elite met on the pitch at Cricket Field on Thursday afternoon as the Needham High School girls varsity soccer team hosted Weymouth. Two of the favorites to win the Herget Division, the Rockets (4-0-1) and Wildcats (4-1-2) did not disappoint on...
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Needham demolishes Weymouth on the road

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter After her team moved to 4-1 with a 5-0 victory over Weymouth at Weymouth’s Legion Field, Needham field hockey coach Stephanie Magni described the game by noting: “This was a good game for us. We had a rough first half because we had very little to warm up...
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Chief Guerette settles into new role in Medfield

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff From her office at the Medfield Public Safety building, Chief Michelle Guerette has a clear view of Dale Street School. After being heading the police department for 12 years, Chief Robert Meaney left big shoes to fill. However, for Medfield’s new police chief, it’s a perfect fit. With...
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This Old Town: Medfield and the Boston Police Strike

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It was 100 years ago this month that riots broke out in the city of Boston. The Boston police had gone out on strike. A recent Boston Globe article recorded that “Roaming mobs looted stores. Eight people were shot dead over four violent days. All this followed an overwhelming vote by Boston police...
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Medfield Day 5K releases results

More than 200 runners toed the starting line for the 24th annual Medfield Day 5K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, September 14, at the Pfaff Center. About 110 runners took to the 5K course, which started in front of the Pfaff Center on North Street and headed toward Harding and onto Hospital Road, before hitting...
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Sherborn forest improvements

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Since 2013, The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has celebrated its Forest Appreciation Day with an annual gathering to celebrate town forests. Held in a different community each year, this year’s event was held in Sherborn on Saturday, September 14, and allowed the town to show...
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Springdale Field Festival cancelled

The Dover Land Conservation Trust​ has announced that the 5t​h​ annual Springdale Field Festival has been cancelled due to the EEE virus outbreak. On Saturday, September 28, the Dover Land Conservation Trust (DLCT) would have celebrated its 5t​h​ annual Springdale Field Festival, paying tribute to 55 years of land conservation efforts in Dover. Unfortunately, out of...
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DS girls roll to 6-0

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Entering the 2019 season, DS girls soccer entered with high expectations following a long run in the Division III playoffs last year. So far in 2019, the Lady-Raiders have lived up to those expectations by starting the year 6-0 (6-0 TVL) and outscoring opponents 21-1. On Thursday, the...
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Historical Society to feature John Pritchard

On Tuesday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m., John Pritchard will talk about Boston’s chocolate industry, based on his extensive experience with the Confectionary Division of NABISCO. In 1986, John was sent to Itapetinga, Brazil as a technical adviser for a facility being constructed to manufacture black Dutch cocoa. He is also familiar with the history...
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