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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Halloween happens on Main Street

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, 41 million kids from all around the U.S. go trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Many places tack on additional celebrations as a way to ensure that everyone gets the perfect amount of candy, costume, and fun for the holiday. On Saturday, October 26, the children of Walpole gathered to trick...
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Lions Chowderfest this Saturday

The Medfield Lions 11th annual Chowderfest is set for this Saturday, November 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at The Center at Medfield, located on One Ice House Road. The cost is $8 per person, and tickets may be purchased at the door. Six local restaurants/markets will have their signature chowders steaming hot for attendees...
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Special town meeting addressing State Hospital

On November 18, a Special Town Meeting at Medfield High School gymnasium, starting at 7:00 p.m., will address the approval of zoning changes related to development at the former state hospital grounds on Hospital Road. During the meeting, there will be opportunity for public comments. Most importantly, the formal vote will be taken, which must...
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Haunted house readies Medfielders for Halloween

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Saturday, October 19, brave Medfield residents of all ages traveled to the Medfield Library to try their hand at the haunted house. Residents came in droves, forming a line that stretched out the doors of the library a mere five minutes after the haunted house opened. As they entered, they were...
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DS and Medfield soccer settle to draw

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor With both teams having already secured spots in their respective state tournament sectionals, Medfield High boys soccer hosted Dover-Sherborn for the second and final meeting between the two rivals on Monday afternoon on a wet Fisher Field. The Warriors (8-3-6) entered Monday’s contest on an 11-game unbeaten streak...
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Historical Society announces fall season opening

The fall season for the Dover Historical Society has opened at the Society’s museums. Cary House, located on 107 Dedham St., and the Sawin Museum, located on 80 Dedham St., will continue to be open from each Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. through November 23. Caryl House, built in 1774, was the home of the...
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Spooky sing-along raises Halloween spirits

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff As the leaves fall from the trees and temperatures get colder, kids are more than ready to celebrate Halloween with a few festivities. And what better way to celebrate than with a witch and some seasonal tunes? On Thursday, October 17, Elaine Kessler came to the Sherborn Community Center ready, dressed...
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DS handles depleted Wellesley squad

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Already without Rory Clare due to a stress reaction in her leg, the Wellesley Raiders’ girls’ soccer team had to replace Elisabeth Rourke early in the first half of a scoreless game after a head-to-head collision. She would spend the rest of the game on the bench with...
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Needham stays undefeated with Braintree win

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The Needham girls volleyball team moved to 15-0 with a four-set victory over Braintree on Thursday afternoon. Though it’s tough not to suspect they could have ended the game in three sets, if they really wanted to. In the first set, the Rockets jumped out to a 16-10 lead, and...
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Late field goal lifts Rockets over Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High football team hosted rival Walpole on Friday night with both teams needing a big-time win. The Rockets, who entered at 1-5 (1-3), needed a victory just to have a chance of getting into playoffs. Walpole, meanwhile, looked to secure their fourth win of the season...
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Mustangs spoil Wolverines unbeaten season

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor While there may not be any moral victories in losing, there are certainly plenty of silver-linings. For one, it is better to lose during the last week of the regular season with your playoff spot already securely intact than having the same fate in the early rounds of the MIAA...
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Downey PTO celebrates Welcome Back Picnic

On Friday September 13, the Downey PTO celebrated the new school year with a Welcome Back Picnic. Families, students, and staff enjoyed pizza and face painting while reconnecting with their Downey friends. Ms. Hillary Mosca lead the students in some fun line dancing as others chose to begin fall with one last ice cream from...
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Raiders stunned late, still clinch playoffs

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was about as tough of a loss as they come on Thursday afternoon for Wellesley High boys soccer. The Raiders led 2-1 midway through the second half in an extremely physical and chippy contest with rival Newton North, only to have things slip away late, with the...
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Acatober thrills Wellesley

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Wellesley High School’s Choral Department kicked off the concert season with its a cappella extravaganza, Acatober, on October 18 and 19. This annual concert showcases the talents of the more than 300 students who participate in the choral program, directed by Dr. Kevin McDonald. The combined WHS ensembles began with an engaging mix of...
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Richard Little rocks the Wellesley Library

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday night, the Wellesley Library hosted Professor Richard D. Little, who gave a presentation titled “Dinosaurs, Dunes, and Drifting Continents: the Amazing Geologic History of Massachusetts.” He was kind enough to give more of a Wellesley-centric focus for the 135 people that showed up. To begin, Professor Little...
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John Pritchard receives Quarter Century Award

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter When you think about Massachusetts industries, odds are that seafood, higher education or some form of finance are going to come to mind well before confectionery or candy will. But on Tuesday night, John Pritchard taught a room of people how prevalent the industry once was in the...
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Volleyball busts slump against Wellesley

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday night, The Westwood Wolverines volleyball team beat the Wellesley Raiders three sets to one, in a game that sharpened some tools for the Wolverines before the postseason tournament, and provided a much-needed wake-up call for a Wellesley team that was on a roll following a strategy change. In...
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Home of the Week – 168 Bridal Trail Road

Saddlebrook custom contemporary colonial on a beautiful, private wooded acre. This GORGEOUS home boasts a first floor master suite, spacious artist's studio above garage and indoor swim spa! The spectacular entry foyer welcomes you to over 3000 square square feet of living space on the first floor alone. There is a massive chef’s kitchen...

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WOW celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Recently, the World of Wellesley (WOW) organized three very successful free events that were open to the public in celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day. An Indigenous Peoples Day Land Clean Up, co-sponsored by Sustainable Wellesley, took place on Saturday, October 12. The event saw Wellesley residents meeting at Longfellow Pond to clean it....
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Wellesley football rolls in rebound win

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A bye following a loss is never fun. After dwelling on their heartbreaking 14-13 defeat to rival Natick on October 4 for the last two weeks, the Wellesley High School football team returned to the gridiron on Saturday at Darcey Memorial Field against Brookline, motivated to respond accordingly...
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