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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Sports notes: Blomquist commits to Bentley

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Sports headlines are becoming scarcer by the day around the state of Massachusetts due to COVID-19. This past week in Westwood, residents were without high school football on Thanksgiving for the first time in 50 years. Meanwhile, one Westwood High athlete committed to play...

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Sports notes: Sagar named MVP

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Dover-Sherborn Regional High School had several athletes honored this past week for their achievements throughout the recently-concluded Fall I athletic season in the Tri-Valley League.

  • Ryan Britt, Owen Comiskey, Noah Guarini and Toby Sagar were all named TVL All-Stars in...
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Sports notes: Kramer, Layden all-stars

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Medfield High School had several athletes honored this past week for their achievements throughout the recently-concluded Fall I athletic season in the Tri-Valley League.

  • Jake Kraemer was named Medfield High School boys soccer's offensive player of the year as well...
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Boys play field hockey in Wellesley first

Photo by Dave Arnold Photography

By Rama K. Ramaswamy

Amidst pandemic-related changes to all fall sports, the Wellesley Raiders field hockey team underwent one of its own: it featured two young men on the typically all-female team, coached by Erin Stickle. 

Silent Witnesses spread awareness

Silent Witnesses, including children, all of whom were designed to honor victims of domestic violence. Photo by Emma Curry.

By Maddie Gerber
Hometown Weekly Intern 

From November 5-11, a series of human silhouettes lined the steps of the town hall, their figures casting shadows...

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Black Lives Matter Vigil this Wednesday

The members and friends of UU Wellesley Hills are inviting the community to stand with them this fall to honor Black lives harmed and lost, those victims of racial violence and injustice, known and unknown. Join them for their monthly, 15-minute silent Black Lives Matter vigil on Wednesday, December 2, at 12:30 p.m....

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#GoalsforGreyson launches in Walpole

On October 31, only weeks after his 13th birthday, Greyson "Grey" Beauregard suffered a traumatic recreational accident. His injuries were severe, leaving him unable to walk.

The Walpole community has responded by lending its steadfast support. 

The challenges Grey and his family now face as they adapt...

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The Tapples release Christmas single

Needham’s youngest recording artists are back with new music.

The Tapples’ holiday single, “Magical Christmas,” is now available on all streaming platforms. The song is a crescendo of harmonies that builds and eventually culminates with a nine-part moving harmony that simulates a choir of carolers.

“This year...

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Dover COA holds Thanksgiving Feast

The Dover Council on Aging recently held its annual Thanksgiving Feast in a different way: behind the Caryl Community Center with a Grab & Go curbside pick-up of a turkey dinner with all the fixings. Town Administrator Chris Dwelley and Police Chief McGowan assisted in delivering meals to 86 seniors. Even the COA...

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Lions, Blue Moon announce coat drive

The Medfield Lions Club are hosting a Coat Drive with Blue Moon Cafe as the collection area once again. Gently-used or new coats for children, women, and men can be dropped in the collection box inside the front door at the Blue Moon Cafe.

The annual coat drive will generate...

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Jack Wiggin receives Quarter Century Award

The Westwood Historical Society has presented John (Jack) Wiggin with its Quarter Century Award this year. This award recognizes a Westwood resident for contributions to our community for more than 25 years - and Jack certainly has 25 plus years living and serving Westwood!

Jack was born and raised in...

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Community Council adjusts programs during pandemic

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Now in its ninetieth year, the Needham Community Council runs a vast array of programs to serve the Needham community. Unfortunately, when COVID-19 forced so many outlets to drastically alter how they are run, the Needham County Council had to both adjust a wide variety...

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Doodlers celebrate Thanksgiving with turkeys

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Doodle Club has become a fascinating addition to the Medfield Library’s COVID-19 repertoire. No one ever needs to pick up supplies, except in very special cases - instead, participants create beautiful designs with just a pencil, pen, and paper. On Monday, November 16,...

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Unity Farm hosts turkey celebration tours

A young man gets to pet the 'Handsome Paul,' the charismatic turkey that joined the tour.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Saturday afternoon, Unity Farm Sanctuary held one of its “Celebration of the Turkeys Tour” for people to meet their beloved turkeys, and...

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Norfolk Lodge announces Christmas tree sale

The Norfolk Lodge, A.F. & A.M. annual Christmas tree sale is back for Christmas 2020, over 45 years after its first Christmas tree sale was held in 1972. The Christmas tree sale will be held from November 27 through December 23. Hours on Monday through Thursday are 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday...

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Women’s Club readies House Tour, parade

For 22 years, the Needham Women's Club has hosted an annual Holiday House Tour to raise funds to support the Club’s charities. This year's tour will be an outdoor, drive-by event. The club is inviting its neighbors to decorate their homes, porches, or yards with lights, greenery, and holiday decorations to highlight the spirit of the season. Funds...

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Patrons return to Walpole Library

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For months, public libraries have wrangled with the consequences of the pandemic. In addition to moving their programming to a virtual format, library staffers have also rethought the physical layout of their spaces to make things safe for the eventual return of patrons.

New Needham mural a community effort

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Type in "Red Wing Bay" into a GPS-enabled device. You’ll get directions to a road by the Needham-Dover border. There, you will find a section of the rail trail. Turn onto the parking lot beside the Charles River and you’ll be one step closer to...

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Dover Rec joins eSports MetroWest League

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

For years, Dover athletes have been facing off against competitors from Norwood, Medfield, and Medway as members of the Tri-Valley League. But now, there’s a new sports league in town that invites Doverians to compete once again against kids from those three towns - only...

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Library hosts outdoor ‘Fresh Air Friday’

Miss Kristy and Lizzy McGovern read 'The Little Red Hen' before singing the peanut butter and jelly song.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

One of the things people have discovered during the eight months of COVID-19-related lockdowns is that certain groups transition well to...

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