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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Violence mars Thanksgiving Day classic

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By Maddie Gerber Hometown Weekly Intern The Needham-Wellesley football rivalry is notorious for being the oldest in the country, and a much-anticipated tradition for both communities. However, the 132nd game ended with both teams throwing fists rather than throwing passes in a massive, bench-clearing brawl. As a result, the referees called the game early, with...
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Pumpernickel Puppets visit the library

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday afternoon, John McDonough of Pumpernickel Puppets paid a visit to The Wellesley Library, where he entertained a crowd of children and their parents with a puppet show - and a peek behind the scenes of what makes his show tick. To begin, McDonough got under his black...
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Pregame bonfire fires up Rockets

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Maybe the pregame bonfire Needham High School held to motivate their athletes had the Rockets a little too fired up before they played Wellesley for the Gorman Cup, leading to the heated exchanges that resulted in the game being called early. While the game didn’t go the way the...
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Violence mars Thanksgiving Day classic

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By Maddie Gerber Hometown Weekly Intern The Needham-Wellesley football rivalry is notorious for being the oldest in the country, and a much-anticipated tradition for both communities. However, the 132nd game ended with both teams throwing fists rather than throwing passes in a massive, bench-clearing brawl. As a result, the referees called the game...
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Jarvis, Rebels dominate on Thanksgiving

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Senior captain and quarterback Will Jarvis capped off his high school football career with a dominant performance in Walpole High football’s Thanksgiving rivalry match with Weymouth on Thursday. Jarvis ran for a score, threw for another and snagged a pair of interceptions while on defense to lead the Rebels to...
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The Empire State disaster: a recollection

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By Bill Lombardi Hometown Weekly Correspondent July 28, 1945 is one birthday that I will never forget. I was spending my summer vacation with my aunt and uncle in the Bronx, New York. That morning, we got up early and went downtown. When we arrived, we heard the loud screeching of fire engines and...
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Santa signals start of holiday season

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The first day of December is typically considered the first day of the Christmas season. Parents hand their kids Advent calendars. People rush to farms to get their Christmas trees and decorate them with lights and ornaments. Children begin to write their letters to Santa Claus. On the last...
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Pregame bonfire fires up Rockets

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Maybe the pregame bonfire Needham High School held to motivate their athletes had the Rockets a little too fired up before they played Wellesley for the Gorman Cup, leading to the heated exchanges that resulted in the game being called early. While the game didn’t go the way...
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Violence mars Thanksgiving Day classic

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By Maddie Gerber Hometown Weekly Intern The Needham-Wellesley football rivalry is notorious for being the oldest in the country, and a much-anticipated tradition for both communities. However, the 132nd game ended with both teams throwing fists rather than throwing passes in a massive, bench-clearing brawl. As a result, the referees called the game...
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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ‘Mary Poppins’ in Needham

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent Needham Community Theatre (NCT) presented a practically perfect performance of “Mary Poppins” on November 30 at the Newman Elementary School Auditorium. Additional performances were given on November 22–24 and December 1. Over 140 actors and production team members worked hard to button up every detail of this memorable production,...
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Library fosters music appreciation

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Music can be one of the best things for children. It helps develop vocal coordination, provides them with a creative outlet, and is a consistent source of fun. On Monday, November 25, kids and their parents came to the Medfield Library to get their own fill of music,...
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Angel Run announces bib pick-up locales

The 2019 Medfield Foundation Angel Run is taking place this Sunday, December 8, at 12:30 p.m. at Medfield High School. For those participants that pre-registered, the Angel Run is sharing some information on picking-up bib(s) and shirt(s). Due to the large number of Angel Runners and the goal to reduce waste, Angel Run commemorative shirts will...
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Wilder, Murray lift Warriors in Turkey Bowl

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School football teams met for the 53rd time on Thursday morning at Fisher Field for their annual Thanksgiving rivalry match. The Warriors (7-4, 2-3) entered on the heels of consecutive victories against Medway (22-20) and Dartmouth (14-7), while the Raiders (6-5, 2-3)...
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Dover Unplugged assembling Care Kits

Dover Unplugged is hosting an evening for community service on Friday, December 6, to prepare 150 Care Kits for clients of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. The Care Kits will include knit hats, fleece gloves, socks, hand warmers, writing journals, personal care products, snacks and a handwritten holiday card. The Care Kits will be...
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Festival of Trees heralds holiday season

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Last week, The Gardens at Elm Bank opened their doors for the annual Festival of Trees Christmas celebration. But if you went last year and assumed you’d see the same things once again, you’d be surprised at how many changes the garden has made. The most prominent feature...
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