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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Unity Farm teaches truth about animals

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday afternoon, Unity Farm Sanctuary opened its doors for a winter solstice celebration. With tours of the facility, free hot cocoa, cookies and cider, the farm (and farmhouse, built in 1833) were extremely inviting and pleasant. Unfortunately, some of the facts that the farm has to deal with...
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Senior Moments chorus carols in Walpole

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Saturday, December 14, visitors came to the Walpole Library to enjoy some seasonal carols. Though this is a normal sight throughout the holidays, this chorus was made completely of people above the age of sixty. Together, this chorus presented a memorable holiday concert perfect for all ages. Every member...
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Boys basketball ready to make noise

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After failing to qualify for the state tournament in 2018-2019, the Walpole High School boys varsity basketball team enters this season looking for a rebound year. Leading the Rebels in 2019-2020 will be junior point guard and captain Jack Connell, who flourished last season as a sophomore with...
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Rebels battle Wolverines before season opener

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With no chance of playing each other during the season, last week, the Walpole Rebels and Westwood Wolverines girls basketball teams decided to face each other in a scrimmage as a way to both gather information about their respective teams and get used to facing tough competition before the...
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‘Christmas Carol’ reading blesses everyone

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Most people know the story of “A Christmas Carol” from the Muppets’ adaptation, the Bill Murray movie “Scrooged,” or a school play from years past. But, it’s highly unlikely that even the biggest Christmas lover has ever heard the story directly from the source material. On Thursday morning at...
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Raiders christen new barn with victory

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The defending Division II state champion Wellesley High School girls varsity hockey team took to the ice for the first time in 2019-2020 on Saturday night. The Lady-Raiders hosted Weymouth at their new home arena, Wellesley Sports Center, after making the switch from their old home at Babson. Wellesley...
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Chamber Players delight Wellesley audience

Overheard after Sunday afternoon's concert was "The best ever!!" Such was the audience's reaction at the Wellesley Chamber Players' performance on December 8 at Beveridge Hall at the Dana Hall School. Pianist Jayoung Kim, Ph.D., University of Indiana, student of Menahem Pressler of the Beaux Art Trio, is the founder of the Wellesley Chamber Players, which...
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Westwood girls hockey roll out of gate

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite graduating their top scorer from a season ago in Kat Keith, the Westwood High School girls varsity hockey team didn’t skip a beat on Saturday night in their season-opening contest against rival Dover-Sherborn. Behind a solid and complete performance on offense, as well as a shutdown defensive...
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Westwood Garden Club celebrates 90 years

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For decades, the Westwood Garden Club has been a place of friendship, kindness, and a bit of adventure, centered around the idea of making the world a bit more beautiful. On Thursday, December 12, current members of the club came together at First Parish to celebrate their 90th...
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Westwood spars Walpole before season opener

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With no chance of playing each other during the season, last week, the Walpole Rebels and Westwood Wolverines girls basketball teams decided to face each other in a scrimmage as a way to both gather information about their respective teams and get used to facing tough competition before the...
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Dorion, Needham basketball ready up

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A 14-6 regular season earned the Needham High School boys varsity basketball team the No. 7 seed in Division I South last winter. The Rockets drew a tough first-round matchup, having to face Catholic Conference power and No. 10 Xaverian in the first round. Needham fell, 62-47. In...
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Fitzpatrick receiving honor at Needham Night

Needham Town Manager Kate Fitzpatrick will be honored by the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber for her 30 years of service to the town at the annual Needham Night Dinner on January 29. Needham Night is a special evening dedicated to celebrating the town’s economic and cultural vitality. The event at the Needham Sheraton Hotel will also include...
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Rockets battle CM before season opener

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter As any fan of Super 8 hockey will tell you, when a public school comes up against a Catholic Conference powerhouse, the results are rarely good for the public school kids. Whether it’s their ability to recruit players from many towns, private school finances, or having twice as many...
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Warriors hang tough with Mustangs

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Simply put, the 2018-2019 season was a tough one for Medfield High School boys varsity basketball, as the Warriors failed to qualify for the state tournament. This season, things already appear different for Big Blue after a strong opening night performance against perennial TVL power Medway on Friday...
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Apazidis receives Courage in Leadership Award

Medfield High School senior Marianna Apazidis is the recipient of this year's Sam Berns Courage in Leadership Award from the Norfolk District Attorney's Office. Apazidis was recognized by Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Rowe and was presented with the award by Sam Berns' parents at the Peer Leadership Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Cross Insurance...
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Zullo Gallery holds holiday exhibit

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter This week, at Art Basel, a banana duct-taped to the wall sold for $120,000. However, after hearing the news, a rival “performance artist” pulled the banana off the wall and ate it in an apparent protest. Lest you think there was anything special about the first banana, it was...
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DS winter track starts strong

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity winter track team had its best start to a season in program history this past weekend at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Senior Oren Wiemeyer broke the school record in the 600 after running a 1:28.89, previously held by current Boston College track...
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CDC, Horizons for Homeless Children partner

The teachers and families of the The Center for the Development of Children (CDC) recently partnered with Horizons for Homeless Children to assist those in need. The mission of Horizons for Homeless Children is to improve the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts and help their families succeed by providing high-quality early education, opportunities...
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Santa with a side of pancakes

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Saturday, December 14, The Dover Mother Association hosted its annual holiday pancake breakfast at the Dover Church, giving the community a healthy dose of Santa, sweets and holiday magic. Families took seats at tables, many finding spots with friends. One of the volunteering waitresses or waiters came over...
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Woman’s Club hosts holiday party

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For the Westwood Woman’s Club, the annual holiday party is a good reminder of the importance of the holidays: time to spend with old friends and time to make new friends. Decked out in their most festive holiday garb, the women of the Woman’s Club were ready to celebrate....
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