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IAM Strong Foundation now accepting grant applications

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The IAM Strong Foundation, which seeks to shatter the stigma surrounding teen mental health issues, is pleased to announce its second grant cycle. The grant cycle opened on February 1 and will extend through April 1. Grants will be awarded on or before May 1. The first IAM Strong Foundation grant cycle took...
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Jacob Conca named principal of Xaverian Brothers High School

Xaverian Brothers High School has announced that Jacob Conca Ph.D., a 1994 graduate of the school, will succeed Mr. Domenic Lalli as principal effective July 1, 2016. An Attleboro native, Conca was a member of the National Honor Society, football, swimming and track teams at Xaverian. After graduating from Amherst College, he received...
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Westwood Historical Society to hold historic landscaping program

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The Westwood Historical Society is hosting a program Tuesday February 9 at 7:30 p.m. on Historical Landscape Architecture at the Fisher School located at 830 High Street in Westwood. Carissa Demore, Preservation Services Manager at Historic New England in Waltham will be giving the lecture. Her lecture is entitled "Landscapes for the...
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Westwood Environmental Action Committee hosts solar forum

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Forty people packed the community room at the Westwood Senior Center last week to learn how to get free, clean electricity from the sun, as the Westwood Environmental Action Committee (WEACt) hosted the forum “Put your roof to work: Solarize and save.” The greater efficiency, fast falling price, and tax and cost...
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Westwood Freemasons to hold blood drive

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The Westwood Freemasons will be hosting a blood drive on February 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Westwood Masonic building, 655 High Street. Staff from the Dana-Farber/Brigham & Women's new bloodmobile will be on hand to staff the drive. Donating takes less than an hour of a donor’s time. A pancake-waffle...
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Westwood First Baptist Church to sponsor free sewing class

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Starting on February 10, the First Baptist Church of Westwood will sponsor a free beginners’ sewing class for students age twelve and older. The sessions will be held in a classroom at the church from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. on seven early release Wednesdays this spring: February 10 and 24; March 2, 16...
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Westwood churches to hold interfaith Ash Wednesday service

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The Westwood Clergy Association is inviting the entire community to an Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, February 10 at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 95 Deerfield Avenue. The Rector of St. John’s, the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Phillips said her congregation is enthusiastic about this interfaith service that begins spiritual preparation for...
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Westwood Students Rock Music Underground

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff A number of students from area schools put their musical talents on display as Westwood High’s Music Underground club held its first open mic night at the Fisher School last Friday. Over ten young performers, most from Westwood High, took to the stage to showcase their musical talents at the...
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Westwood rings in New Year with fireworks display

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BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch) Westwood rang in the new year with a bang, as the Westwood Recreation Department hosted its annual fireworks show at Westwood High on New Year’s Eve. Fireworks lit up the night sky as children and families enjoyed the display from several locations across Westwood. The warmer than normal weather allowed many...
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Learn about solar panels at info forum in Westwood

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The Westwood Environmental Action Committee will host a forum on the use of solar panels on Thursday, January 28, at 7 p.m. at the Westwood Senior Center. The goal of the forum is to provide practical information to homeowners on how to solarize their homes from conception to installation. Local experts will be on...
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Westwood residents pass all Town Meeting articles

BY DOUGLAS MCCULLOCH (@doug_mcculloch) Westwood residents passed all of the articles up for debate at Monday’s town meeting, including a proposal that would get the area around Town Hall and the police station ready for the potential construction of a new police station. The articles allow the town to acquire the Girl Scouts building, which sits next...
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