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Annual town election rescheduled

The annual town election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 26

In response to the passage of Chapter 45 of the Acts of 2020, “An Act Granting Authority to Postpone 2020 Municipal Elections in the Commonwealth and Increase Voting Options in Response to the Declaration of Emergency to Respond to...

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Westwood Weekend Stroll tentative schedule

Friday, December 6 • 3:30 – 7 p.m.: Westwood Artists’ Marketplace at the Fisher School • 4 – 7 p.m.: Decor & More Ladies’ Shopping Night • 4 – 7 p.m.: High Street Market Prepare for the Holidays w/Wine and Food Tasting • Open until 8 p.m.: Sassy is offering 10% off purchases, free gift wrapping Saturday, December 7 • 7...
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TeDuits, Wolverines ready for next step

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 9-6-2 regular season record, Westwood High boys soccer surprised some people last year. After losing to Medfield twice in the regular season, the No. 10 Wolverines exacted some revenge and knocked out the No. 7 Warriors on their home turf with a 3-2 win on penalty...
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Owls swoop back into Walpole Library

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Owls have become a common sight around the Walpole Library in the last few weeks. After a live-animal presentation that brought several raptors - including two owls - to the space on February 22, children were invited back to the library last week for “Hoot! The Secret Life of Owls.” On Thursday,...
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Westwood seniors learn about Bing Crosby

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Just days after Lady Gaga was lauded at the Academy Awards for her performance in “A Star is Born,” former film salesman for the Walt Disney Company Bruce Hambro taught the seniors of the Westwood Council on Aging all about Bing Crosby, the “first multimedia star of the 20th...
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The trolley disaster of 1916

By Bill Lombardi Hometown Weekly Correspondent November 7, 1916 was one of the most exciting election days in the history of the country, and one of the most tragic in the City of Boston. President Woodrow Wilson was challenged intensely by his opponent, Charles Evans Hughes, and the general feeling was that he would not be re-elected....
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Sustainability Challenge seeks submissions

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Wellesley has a unique and longstanding history of environmental conservation. For example, Wellesley is the longest running Tree City USA community in Massachusetts and boasts 26 miles of marked trails interconnecting open spaces and conservation lands. The idea that humans cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the...
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Seniors head to Saratoga

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On Monday and Tuesday, August 6-7, 45 seniors from Westwood, Dover and Sherborn traveled by bus to Saratoga New York. They then spent an afternoon enjoying the horse races at the Saratoga Springs. The following day, the group took a boat tour and had lunch on Lake George....
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Middle schoolers improvise at Wellesley Library

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Middle-school-aged kids were thinking outside the box at the Wellesley Library as they played different improv games last Thursday evening. Children’s Librarian Emma Caywood lead the kids in different improv games that gave them a chance to test their quick thinking skills - and to express themselves in a creative...
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Sherborn Snappers open registration

Registration is now open to all residents of Sherborn and Dover for the 2018 Sherborn “Snappers” swim team season. Like last year, registration is a two-step process. Parents must visit www.sherbornsnappers.com to register their swimmer(s). They then need to visit www.sherbornrec.com to finalize registration and make payment. All information regarding swim meet dates, practice times, swim...
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Challenge Success to host Lynn Lyons

The Dover Sherborn Challenge Success Parent Education Series will welcome Lynn Lyons, LICSW, to speak to the community on Wednesday, February 7, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., in the Mudge Auditorium, Dover-Sherborn Lindquist Commons. This event is designed for parents and guardians in the K-12 community. Children ages 13 years and older are welcome to...
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Mass Hort hosting historical garden symposium

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On Tuesday, January 30, Massachusetts Horticultural Society will host several award-winning garden historians for an afternoon symposium that will lead you on virtual tours through a variety of historical gardens. The award-winning presenters are Patrick Chassé lecturing on Asian gardens, Patrice Todisco reviewing trends of New England gardens, and Marion Pressley discussing Italian...
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Wellesley STEM Expo a smashing success

By Rama K. Ramaswamy According to Wellesley Education Foundation’s Co-Presidents Susan Ryan and Erica Recht, WEF’s STEM Expo 2017 “inspired over 3,000 attendees, featured 113 exhibits, produced 21 engaging workshops, had 14 incredibly generous sponsors, organized two amazing student challenges that led up to the big Expo day, rolled out five STEM experts on the STEM...
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Fishing Derby coming to Medfield

The Sons of the Medfield American Legion will be holding their annual Fishing Derby on Sunday, April 30, at the Vine Lake Cemetery in Medfield. Starting time is 7 a.m., and the derby will run until noon. The event is for children 12 and under, and the entry fee is $10/child or $15/per family. Registration will take...
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Ferrell, Wahlberg film in Wellesley

Last week, sharp-eyed Wellesley residents could have been forgiven for mistaking their home for Tinseltown. A crew for Paramount Pictures descended upon the town from Monday through Wednesday to film segments of “Daddy’s Home 2,” a comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, leaving parts of Washington Street occupied by production staffers and equipment. A source told...
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Walpole Dance Company has annual show

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter On March 31, The Walpole Dance Company had opening night of its annual show. While the performers gave their all in two performances for the public, the hard work and dedication behind these incredible performances was going strong in the week prior, during their rehearsal. The dancers committed to...
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Author panel offers writing advice

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Publishing is an incredibly difficult market to get into. Even for those in the know, the industry is cutthroat. Often, the possibility of getting something published seems far beyond reach. The Westwood Public Library hosted a Middle Grade Author Panel consisting of four published authors, providing a fantastic opportunity...
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Fun Run/Fun Fair coming in April

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The Wellesley Community Children’s Center’s 37th annual Fun Run/Fun Fair will take place on Saturday, April 1, from 8:30-12:00 p.m. in the Dorothy Towne Field House of Wellesley College’s Keohane Sports Center. There will be races for children 3-12 years old from 9 a.m. to noon. Race entry fee is $7, $3 for...
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