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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Babson lacrosse dominates in opener

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Babson College men’s lacrosse team took to MacDowell Field for the first time this season on Wednesday afternoon as the Beavers (1-0, 0-0) hosted Roger Williams. Behind a six-point afternoon from senior attack-man Owen Allen (four goals, two assists), the Beavers (1-0, 0-0) started 2020 on the...
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Valentine’s Day ice cream social delights

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While chocolate is the classic treat of Valentine’s Day, the Tolles Parsons Center opted for a different sweet for their holiday celebration this year. While there were many traditional elements to the celebration, from the showing of a romantic comedy to candy heart centerpieces and construction paper Valentines created...
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Walpole’s Schlittler starts against Red Sox

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Northeastern owns one of the best recruiting tools in all of Division I baseball: an annual exhibition game against the Red Sox in Fort Myers during spring training every February. After leading Walpole High baseball to back-to-back Super Eights during his junior and senior seasons, Cam Schlittler entered his freshman...
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Walpole COA learns about Wyatt Earp

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For as long as they have existed, Americans have been fascinated by the lives of cowboys and the Wild West. It’s easy to understand why - in land just settled, anything could (and often did) happen. Seniors at the Walpole Council on Aging have been treated to a lecture series taught...
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Pumpernickel Puppets put on sensational show

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff “I think once you’ve seen a puppet show, you’ve seen them all,” said one mom at Thursday February 20th’s Pumpernickel Puppet Show at the Walpole Library. “But I don’t know if I’d consider this just a puppet show.” The Pumpernickel Puppet Show has become notorious for being much...
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Wellesley ABC finds a home

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Wellesley A Better Chance (Wellesley ABC), the local chapter of a national program that offers young people of color access to top schools, has launched a campaign to purchase a permanent home. For 48 years, their program has helped educate nearly 100 women of color at Wellesley High School, all of whom...
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Michelle’s Menagerie presents reptile show

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The Islington Branch Library played host to Michelle’s Menagerie, an animal show hosted by longtime wildlife educator Michelle DeBye, on Thursday afternoon. While DeBye has many different animal shows, Thursday’s edition featured a wide variety of reptiles, mainly lizards and snakes, for the packed room of kids to learn...
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DeLorey, Wolverines set to attack postseason

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School boys varsity basketball team was the cream of the crop in the TVL throughout the regular season, putting together a 20-2 record and earning themselves the No. 2 seed in Division II South. Entering the postseason on a 17-game winning streak after last...
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Pomposelli, Hawks eye Super Eight glory

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor As a high school hockey player, there is nothing like playing in the Super Eight. Last season, Xaverian hockey made a run to the semifinal round of the Super Eight before ultimately falling in a 6-5 thriller to rival and eventual state champ BC High. In 2019-2020, the Hawks put...
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Wizards and witches flock to library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For the generation of kids who grew up on “Harry Potter,” a chance to visit Hogwarts, the school of magic that serves as the series’ primary setting, has always been a dream. For some, that dream came true in the last decade when the Wizarding World of Harry...
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McIntyre, Rockets eye ultimate prize

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It has been a special season for the Needham High School girls varsity basketball team in 2019-2020. An 18-2 regular season allotted the Rockets the No. 2 seed in Division I South. Entering the season, many believed Needham would be a state championship contender. So did the Rockets,...
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Art Assoc. welcomes Latanision

The Needham Art Association will welcome renowned watercolor artist Carolyn D. Latanision for their next program demonstration. The demo will take place on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Needham Free Library. A brief social reception with light refreshments begins at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open...
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Needham’s Julian competing in national tournament

James Julian, a sophomore from Needham, and Will Cummings, a freshman from Westwood, will compete in Duo Interpretation at the NSDA National Tournament in Albuquerque and the National Catholic Forensic League Tournament’s Grand National Tournament in Chicago. James Julian knew of Will Cummings from their time together at Monsignor Haddad Middle School in Needham. They...
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Apostolicas, Little Lab Coats discuss illnesses

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For the past few months, people have been dodging the various strains and types of illnesses going around, from the newly-discovered coronavirus to the seasonal flu. These viruses and methods to prevent them were perfect fodder for the most recent session of Little Labcoats, held at the Needham...
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Babson, Medfielder Schofield dominate in opener

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Babson College men’s lacrosse team took to MacDowell Field for the first time this season on Wednesday afternoon as the Beavers (1-0, 0-0) hosted Roger Williams. Behind a six-point afternoon from senior attack-man Owen Allen (four goals, two assists), the Beavers (1-0, 0-0) started 2020 on the...
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Crafters etch glass at Medfield library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, men and women struggle with the age old question: what do I get my loved ones for Valentine’s Day? This year, the Medfield Library had the perfect answer: glass etching. Prior to the start of the February 13 class, Adult Services/Programming Librarian Bri Ozanne gathered each attendee’s requests...
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LEGO Club participants build imagination

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff One of the Medfield Library's most popular activities has become LEGO Club. Perfectly placed during February break, the meeting on Friday, February 21, yielded yet another round of impressive builds. Charlotte Cassidy, who led this LEGO Club session, began with an important reminder for all participating builders:...
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Dover kids conquer Room of Requirement

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Over the last few years, the popularity of escape rooms has risen. No matter the theme, escape rooms follow the same rule of play: participants come into a room where they must solve puzzles using clues and hints to eventually “escape” before time runs out. On Wednesday, February 19, kids...
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DS indoor track sets records at All-States

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was a record setting afternoon on Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston for the Dover-Sherborn Regional indoor track team. A total of nine DS athletes qualified for the All-State meet, the most in school history. This included Marielle Goganian, the first-ever DS female athlete to qualify...
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StoryWalk beckons at Powisset Farm

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By Amelia Tarallo  Hometown Weekly Staff Given my line of work and the areas I cover, every so often, I'm sent to explore a local park or hiking trail. I appreciate nature, but typically avoid going out into it as much as possible for fear of snakes, bugs, and the occasional patch of quicksand. I...
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