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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Westwood 2020: a year in review

In what might be Hometown Weekly's most extreme understatement of the still-young 21st century, we at the paper are confident in saying the last 365 days won't soon be forgotten.

With a world-stopping pandemic, contentious US presidential election, and demonstrations for racial equality dominating headlines around the globe, it won't...

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Walpole 2020: a year in review

In what might be Hometown Weekly's most extreme understatement of the still-young 21st century, we at the paper are confident in saying the last 365 days won't soon be forgotten.

With a world-stopping pandemic, contentious US presidential election, and demonstrations for racial equality dominating headlines around the globe, it won't...

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Needham 2020: a year in review

In what might be Hometown Weekly's most extreme understatement of the still-young 21st century, we at the paper are confident in saying the last 365 days won't soon be forgotten.

With a world-stopping pandemic, contentious US presidential election, and demonstrations for racial equality dominating headlines around the globe, it won't...

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Medfield 2020: a year in review

In what might be Hometown Weekly's most extreme understatement of the still-young 21st century, we at the paper are confident in saying the last 365 days won't soon be forgotten.

With a world-stopping pandemic, contentious US presidential election, and demonstrations for racial equality dominating headlines around the globe, it won't...

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DS 2020: a year in review

In what might be Hometown Weekly's most extreme understatement of the still-young 21st century, we at the paper are confident in saying the last 365 days won't soon be forgotten.

With a world-stopping pandemic, contentious US presidential election, and demonstrations for racial equality dominating headlines around the globe, it won't...

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Skeary, Raiders ready for battle

Pictured last season against Westwood, senior point guard Evan Skeary (25) will serve as one of two Dover-Sherborn boys varsity basketball co-captains in 2020-2021. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Expectations have risen in recent years for Dover-Sherborn Regional High...

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Walonis, Walpole girls basketball ready up

Pictured last year against Needham, sophomore guard Brooke Walonis (10) will look to help Walpole High School girls basketball to a successful season in 2020-2021. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

If it were a normal year, Walpole High School...

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Klemm, Rockets ready for lift-off

Pictured moving the ball up the floor last season against Braintree, senior guard/forward Caroline Klemm (3) will serve as one of two Needham High School girls basketball senior co-captains in 2020-2021. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School...

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Silk, Medfield girls basketball motivated

Pictured last season against Westwood, Camilla Silk (20) will serve as one of Medfield High School girls basketball's two co-captains in 2020-2021. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Always a favorite to win the TVL and come out of Division...

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McGowan, Wolverines ready up

Pictured celebrating during last season's sectional quarterfinal win against Tech Boston, James McGowan (14) will serve as one of four Westwood High School varsity boys basketball co-captains in 2020-2021. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Westwood High School varsity...

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Winter Lights brighten Medfield

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

On any regular night, the historic Medfield State Hospital property is usually completely dark. This weekend, it could not have been any more lively as people in a line of cars a mile from the entrance waited patiently to see the Winter Lights, a ticketed...

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Trying out Meditation and Mindfulness

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Recently, I joined a group on Facebook dedicated to improving an individual's health. It’s ironic, really; quarantining in the interest of health has somehow brought out the worst habits in me. I binge-watch TV. I snack on candy. I barely get 5,000 steps in...

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Rec Dept. encourages Holiday Lights participation

Holiday traditions are looking a bit different this year. The Walpole Lights tour is one of the many events changed by this year's circumstances. Instead of hosting a competition, Walpole Recreation is making the Walpole Lights celebration a festivity that everyone can take part in.

Residents of Walpole who...

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New Year’s Eve fireworks canceled

This year's New Year's Eve fireworks in Westwood have been canceled. This comes after the announcement that the state of Massachusetts would be rolling back their reopening phase from Phase 3, Step 2 to Phase 3, Step 1. As of Sunday, December 13, outdoor gatherings are now limited to 50 people.

December snow brings community outdoors

This snowboarder drew plenty of intrigued looks every time he went off a jump he’d made at Needham High.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of COVID-19 and the subsequent social distancing protocols enacted to slow its spread, this year, partaking in outdoor...

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Santa comes to Medfield

On Saturday, December 12, Medfield residents went outside their homes to find the sounds of sirens and laughter. In the passenger seat of Medfield's Engine 2, Santa Claus waved to people as he drove with his parading town vehicle escorts through town.

This celebration comes after the traditional MEMO...

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Chinese-American group established in DS

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With an expanding Chinese-American population, it may have been only a matter of time until Dover and Shebrorn had a community organization for its citizens with Chinese heritage. But somebody still had to do the hard work: creating leadership positions and filling roles on the...

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Winterfest performances move to Zoom

Lauren, Matthew and Ryan made the event far more interesting with their near constant inside jokes and quips.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Winterfest is the major fundraising event for the NHS Friends of Music, but with COVID-19 forcing large in person concerts to...

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Sebet: Westwood hockey ready

Pictured last season against Medfield, senior center Nick Horsfall (22) will serve as one of three Westwood High School hockey co-captains in 2020-2021 for the second straight year. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Like every other high school winter...

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Verderber, Walpole hockey set to defend title

Pictured last season against Milton, senior forward Ethan McDonough (22) will look to help lead the Walpole High School varsity boys hockey team to as many wins as possible during this unprecedented 2020-2021 season. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor