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Candidates Forum, Wednesday, May 13

A Westwood Candidates Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m.

The Westwood, Walpole and Dedham League of Woman Voters and Westwood Media Center will have a look at the candidates for the upcoming election on June 2, 2020.

The candidates will be participating...

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Schools, Food Pantry providing aid for remainder of school year

The Westwood Food Pantry will continue to provide supermarket gift cards to students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program for the next seven weeks. Each family will receive seven $20 gift card for each child. Families who previously haven't used the program but are now in need can find out more...

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Hale presenting A Fort of Sorts

Hale has announced A Fort of Sorts, a free online event scheduled on Friday, May 8, from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Participants will join Vanessa Warshaw and use their imaginations to turn blankets, tarps, or other household items into personal hideaways, then listen as she reads "Curious George Goes to...

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Josepha Jowdy’s lasting legacy

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Everyone who joins a school board is expected to make the best decisions for the sake of education, but few make an impact like Josepha Jowdy has made. Jowdy is stepping down from the elected position after 27 years, but the legacy she is...

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Westwood’s Feinfeld announces Bird-a-thon

Nathan Feinfeld, a seventh-grader at Westwood’s Thurston Middle School, will celebrate his bar mitzvah in August at Congregation Dorshei Tzedek in Newton. Nathan’s brother and he have attended Massachusetts Audubon summer camps for nine years, and Nate is an avid fan of birds. For his bar mitzvah project, then, Nate worked with Property...

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Community Chest needs help to help

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Westwood Community Chest needs money. And as much as it hurts them to do so, they are admitting it, and asking for the community's help.

Board member Matt Scafidi was keen to highlight the aid the 501(c)(3) nonprofit offers Westwood...

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Hebrew SeniorLife recognizes Alexander Lo

Harvard Medical School affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of older adults, today recognized Westwood resident Alexander Lo during National Volunteer Week for their contributions to HSL during the current COVID-19 emergency. National Volunteer Week runs April 19 -25, 2020.

“The operations of all...

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Schools discuss redistricting, building options

The Westwood School Committee will hold a virtual public meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, to present and discuss options for a future school construction project. Attendees will be shown the results of Cropper GIS' consolidation report, and will be allowed to ask questions and provide feedback.

Residents...

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WMC airs COA exercise programming weekly

Since the Westwood Council on Aging is Closed for the foreseeable future, Westwood Media Center's Public and Education Channels will be airing their exercise programming with the following schedule through the end of May. 

Monday

9:00-9:45 - Cardio Strength

10:00-10:45 - Line Dancing

Hale roads, parking lots open

The roads and parking lots at Hale remain open. “It’s is important to us, and to the community, that people have a place to go to walk, hike, and enjoy the outdoors,” said Hale Executive Director Eric Arnold. “We do ask that people follow proper social distancing guidelines when visiting.” Please check Hale’s...

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Westwood’s Viti releases ‘Going Too Fast’

“Going Too Fast,” Westwood author Lynne Viti’s debut work of fiction, was released on March 31 by Finishing Line Press of Lexington, KY. This collection of short stories and flash fiction takes the reader back to the 1960's and '70's and the adolescence and early adulthood of women in that era. Catholic school,...

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Students share music with Westwood seniors

With the Senior Center closed until June 1 and town events cancelled, local students and teachers are looking for new ways to share music with Westwood’s seniors. Music Matters, a music appreciation program that was scheduled to take place at the Senior Center, has moved online to a YouTube channel for the remainder...

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Library announces Westwood Reads Together, Apart

The Westwood Public Library is launching a new initiative, Westwood Reads Together, Apart: The 12 in 12 Book Challenge, inviting everyone in the community to join them in reading 12 books in 12 weeks, or 1 book each week until July 5.

As we continue to practice social isolation, it...

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WHS senior collecting gently-used instruments

Westwood High School senior David Han is collecting gently used orchestral or band instruments for WHS’ Senior Independent Project Program (SIPP). The focus of his project, “​Old Instrument - New Life,” is to provide donated musical instruments to students in order to increase music learning opportunities in Westwood and the greater Boston area.

Students share music with Westwood seniors

With the Senior Center closed until June 1 and town events cancelled, local students and teachers are looking for new ways to share music with Westwood’s seniors. Music Matters, a music appreciation program that was scheduled to take place at the Senior Center, has moved online to a YouTube channel for the remainder...

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Student Council launches creative campaign

“Socially Distant, but not Socially Isolated.” That’s the name of a creative campaign launched by Westwood High School’s Student Council to help students stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The social media challenge started on March 22, and will continue until students return to school, which is now slated for...

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First Baptist Church seeking artistic talent

First Baptist Church of Westwood is asking local artists to mark their calendars and begin to prepare. Once it is safe to do so, the church will invite people with artistic talent to join in a community assistance project. The idea is to decorate a shutter and support those in need. Here are...

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Remote learning continues for Westwood students

Massachusetts students recently learned the process of remote learning will continue until at least May 4, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip our nation. Westwood’s initial two-week closing called for teachers to only reinforce skills already taught during the 2019-2020 school year. With the extension of the mandatory school closures, the Massachusetts...

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Andie Sullivan celebrates, despite COVID-19

Westwood resident Andie Sullivan’s mom wouldn’t let COVID-19 and social distancing get in the way of celebrating her 12th birthday. Piling Andie and her siblings into their car, mom Patty took the birthday party on the road. Andie’s local neighbors did not disappoint, showing their support by waving and...

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