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Westwood Daisy troop gets recycling tips from young recycler

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Last week, the members of a local Daisy Troop learned how they can help protect wildlife from the impacts of what we buy and how we dispose of it by reducing, reusing and recycling. Abigail Miller, a fifth grade essayist from Deerfield whose inspiring essay was published in the Hometown Weekly several weeks...
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Westwood fifth grader writes persuasive essays

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff A fifth grade class at the Deerfield School was recently given an assignment to write a persuasive essay arguing a particular side of a controversial issue. The students were required to research the issue online, develop arguments to support their position, and address potential counter-arguments that could arise from...
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Westwood Recreation holding March into Summer event

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Westwood Recreation will host its annual March into Summer event at Westwood High on March 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A number of activities will be offered for kids and families. The pool will be open and will include open swimming, lap swimming, a cannon ball contest at...
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Westwood author releasing second children’s book

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Westwood children’s author Jamie Laliberte is preparing to release her second children’s book, “The Great Jump-A-Lump-A-Thon.” The children’s book tells the story of two monkeys who are world famous jumpers. Despite winning many awards in jumping competitions, the two become nervous when they realize they are going to face...
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Deerfield fifth graders submit persuasive essays

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff A fifth grade class at the Deerfield School was recently given an assignment to write a persuasive essay arguing a particular side of a controversial issue. The students were required to research the issue online, develop arguments to support their position, and address potential counter-arguments that could arise from...
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Westwood Public Library hosting ‘Talk with a Library Trustee’ sessions

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Over the next few weeks, the Westwood Public Library will be hosting several “Talk with a Library Trustee” events at the library. Each talk will take place on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Westwood Public Library gallery. A different member of the Westwood Public...
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Westwood Democrats to hold caucus this Saturday

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Registered Democrats in Westwood will be holding a caucus at the Carby Street Municipal Building at 20 Carby Street in Westwood on Saturday, February 27 at 11 a.m. to elect eight delegates and two alternates to the 2016 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. The delegates elected at the caucus will go on to meet with...
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National Charity League seeking new members

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National Charity League, Inc., the oldest and largest mother-daughter volunteer organization in the nation, gives mothers and daughters unique opportunities to strengthen their bond while growing together, sharing of themselves and improving their communities. It is the only national organization committed to fostering the mother-daughter relationship through philanthropic, leadership and cultural activities together...
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Science on display at Westwood school

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Science was on display at the Deerfield School last Wednesday as the school hosted its annual science fair. Children from all levels of the school, from kindergarteners all the way up to fifth graders, showcased science experiments they had been working on in teams of two to four for...
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Westwood Council on Aging hosts Valentine’s Day party

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Love was in the air as the Westwood Council on Aging hosted its annual Valentine’s Day lunch and party last Thursday at the Council on Aging building. Many seniors wore red clothing to celebrate the occasion, as they enjoyed a meal complete with chocolate cake and candy. Seniors were...
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Westwood fifth graders submit persuasive essays

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff A fifth grade class at the Deerfield School was recently given an assignment to write a persuasive essay arguing a particular side of a controversial issue. The students were required to research the issue online, develop arguments to support their position, and address potential counter-arguments that could arise from their points....
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IAM Strong to hold Messages of Hope event

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The IAM Strong Foundation, with the support of the Westwood Council on Aging, will host Messages of Hope event on Sunday, February 28 at 1 p.m. The event encourages people to drop by the Westwood Senior Center on Nahatan Street in Westwood between 1 and 3 p.m. and create a message of support for...
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Westwood Early Childhood Council holding parenting workshops

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Westwood Early Childhood Council will be hosting a four-night series of parenting workshops over the next three months. The workshops, called “Positive Approaches to Parenting Your Child,” will guide parents on positive parenting tactics and tricks. National speaker, author and consultant Charlie Appelstein, MSW will host the workshops and will offer...
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Westwood Montessori School students create Valentine’s Day cards for the community

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Children from the Westwood Montessori School recently assembled Valentine’s Day cards to hand out to various community organizations and community members. Cards the children created were distributed to several organizations in Westwood, including the Westwood Fire Department, the Westwood Police Department, the Westwood Public Library and the Westwood Senior Center. The kids expressed...
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Potter-mania at the Westwood Public Library

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Children’s Department of the Westwood Public Library was transformed into a Great Hall of Hogwartz last Thursday as the library hosted Harry Potter Night. More than 200 people attended the celebration of all things Harry Potter. Kids were encouraged to dress up as their favorite Harry Potter characters, and...
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Westwood officials continue refining budget

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Westwood’s financial committees and boards are continuing to develop the town’s fiscal year 2017 budget, and recently provided an update on the status of the budget to the Board of Selectmen at its January 1 meeting. Westwood Finance Director Pam Dukeman presented an update on the budget process, which is...
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Westwood school to host Parents Comedy Night

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Tickets are on sale now for a Parents Comedy Night at the Victory Grille in Dedham on March 4 at 8 p.m., hosted by the Thurston School. Accomplished comedian Jon Fisch will be featured as the headline act. A native of Boston, Fisch got his start by appearing at comedy...
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Hale offering February Vacation activities for Westwood students

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It may seem that the kids just got back to school, but February vacation is right around the corner. Hale Reservation has recently expanded their vacation programming. Starting this year, the program will include eighth graders following the popularity of the newly implemented Thurston After School Program. From Tuesday, February 16 through Friday, February...
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Westwood Democrats to hold caucus on February 27

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Registered Democrats in Westwood will be holding a caucus at the Carby Street Municipal Building at 20 Carby Street in Westwood on Saturday, February 27 at 11 a.m. to elect eight delegates and two alternates to the 2016 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. The delegates elected at the caucus will go on to meet with Democrats...
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Westwood Cultural Council announces grant recipients

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The Westwood Cultural Council has completed its grant awarding process for this year. In deciding which programs to fund, the council’s main goal was to fund programs that reached residents of all ages. The Westwood Integrated Preschool received funds to sponsor a program on owls presented by the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. The...
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