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COA celebrates senior center reopening

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

In non-pandemic times, the Westwood Council on Aging (COA) is a pillar of senior life in town. With the coming of COVID, its role became ever more vital - and it rose to the occasion admirably, despite having to close the Patricia Carty-Larkin Senior Center...

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Concert raises funds for performing arts

Francesca Lodovico performed two of her own original songs, “March Won’t But April May” and Press Start.”

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Sunday evening, September 6, outside of the gazebo off Harding Street, just ahead of the rain showers, Sophia Zhao held the Young...

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Seniors enjoy a camp day

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Do you ever miss those summer camp days? The ones filled with laughter after a long day at the beach or doing activities? What about the regularly scheduled camp crafts that people bring home in bulk at the end of each season?

COA Hiking Club explores Blue Hills

Due to heat, bugs, and vacation, the hiking club tends to have less people participate in the summer leaving the core group to hike alone.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Westwood COA hiking club meets year-round, always on a Tuesday, and usually explore...

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Everything peaceful at Buckmaster Pond

Whether they were picnicking or kayaking, there were all sorts of people taking advantage of the summer weather on Saturday afternoon.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

For whatever reason, this week, journalists began to reexamine the “Central Park Karen” event that captured the country’s...

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Islington Library awaits reopening

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For two years, the Islington Branch Library has been under construction as it was renovated. During that time, patrons sought out services at the main branch while waiting for their beloved library branch to reopen. 

The wait is almost over and patrons...

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Bubble Music Man returns to Westwood

Rob Peters noted that since his bubbles were made of soap and water, they wouldn’t stain any clothes - which came in handy, given the number of kids popping them left and right.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

“You can’t not have a good...

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Westwood hosts flag football camp

One of the unique things about the camp was that the entire flag belt came off when pulled, so it was very obvious to the ball carrier when he was down .

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With two-a-day practices just around the corner,...

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Outdoor storytime makes waves

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Outdoor storytime is back at the Westwood Public Library and it’s making a huge splash for visitors. 

On Thursday, July 15, parents, grandparents, and guardians brought kids to the library to enjoy a regularly-scheduled storytime. As per usual, there was nothing but...

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Community Trails braves rain at Sen-Ki

Because of the rain, the group hiking at Sen-Ki was made up of the core group of Westwood Community Trails hikers.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Westwood Community Trails is a DPW and Recreation Department financed program of guided hikes designed to allow...

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Westwood adapts to hold ANGP

As always, the mechanical bull was a huge hit at the All Night Graduation Party.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On top of prom, the boat cruise, field day, the senior fashion show, and graduation parties in general, because of COVID-19 restrictions, last year's...

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Hale hosts Playback Experience Juneteenth celebration

When one of the stories talked about feeling extreme joy; the performers were very animated in their portrayals of the emotion.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Saturday afternoon, Westwood’s Hale Reservation played host to a Juneteenth celebration featuring The Playback Experience’s performance of...

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Memorial Day moves to Thurston Middle

Ned Richardson, the Grand Marshal of the event, speaks about his time in two different branches of the military.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While it was originally scheduled to be held at the New Westwood Cemetery, because of rain, Westwood's Memorial Day ceremony...

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St. John’s completes solar panel project

St. John’s Episcopal’s new solar panels sit on top of their roof.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While they have already had solar energy for eighteen years, last week, St. John’s Episcopal Parish completed an installation that will provide the church with over one...

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Troop 62277 delivers suncatchers to seniors

Martha Jones fifth grade Girl Scout Troop 62277 recently delivered handmade suncatchers to the Westwood Council on Aging. The suncatchers and handwritten notes were delivered to the Council's Meals on Wheels recipients. The project was part of the troop's year-long collaboration with the Westwood Council on Aging to deliver handmade gifts and cards...

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Buckmaster Pond engraving honors Eddie Thomson

Those visiting Buckmaster Pond recently might have noticed a special addition – a beautiful stone engraving honoring the life of Eddie Thomson.

Workers put the finishing touches on the engraving May 14, fittingly using the color black, which was Eddie’s favorite.

At the top, it reads “Ne Obliviscaris”, which in Latin means...

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A pleasant StoryWalk at Hale

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

If you’ve ever done a StoryWalk, you know the tranquility that comes from the potent combination of being outside and enjoying a children’s book. StoryWalks, in which pages from a children's book are installed in regular intervals along an outdoor path, are especially perfect for...

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Westwood Artists look forward and back

The Westwood Artists are planning a show on Saturday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Senior Center lawn, located on 60 Nahatan Street. The show will feature watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels, glass, pottery, upcycled material, jewelry, knitting, weaving, felt, mixed media and photography - all done by Westwood residents.

This show...

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Habitat for Humanity begins Highview project

The group poses for a photo at Habitat for Humanity’s newest project on Highview Street.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While technically trees had already been cleared and a large machine had already started digging up the ground, on Monday afternoon, South Shore Habitat...

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Westwood COA plans for future

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Through out the pandemic, the Westwood Council on Aging has helped local seniors handle all the changes and precautions that came as a result of COVID-19. Now, as the state approaches life without coronavirus restrictions, the staff of the Council on Aging is ready to...

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