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DS winter track starts strong

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity winter track team had its best start to a season in program history this past weekend at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. Senior Oren Wiemeyer broke the school record in the 600 after running a 1:28.89, previously held by current Boston College track...
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Alex Frank inspires Westwood students

Since graduating from Westwood High School in 2008, Alex Frank has built an illustrious athletic and academic career. First, she played NCAA Division 1 lacrosse at Northwestern University, where she helped her team win three national titles. Then she moved into coaching, with stints at Boston College and the University of Colorado. Now she is...
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Walpole grads look to the future

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Sunday afternoon, June 2, Walpole High School held its commencement ceremony for graduating seniors. In front of packed bleachers on the football field, the class both looked towards its future and reflected on its united past. Boston College-bound valedictorian Reshma Abraham delivered a poignant speech that began...
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Marty Salka reflects on his legacy

By Ainsley Shelley Hometown Weekly Intern The name Marty Salka is one that almost every single member of Medfield High School is familiar with. But with roughly a thousand people recognizing this man, who is Marty? According to Salka himself, his job title is “Permanent Substitute and Cafeteria Constable,” but his role at MHS is far too...
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Griffin lifts Huskies to sixth Beanpot title

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Last season, Northeastern broke their 30-year Beanpot drought with a 5-2 victory over Boston University to claim the school’s fifth-ever tournament title. On Monday night, the defending champ and No. 13-ranked Huskies took to the TD Garden ice to defend their crown against rival Boston College. Leading the...
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Vic Gatto speaks about ‘The Game’

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday, October 18, former Harvard football captain Vic Gatto gave a talk at the Needham Library Community room about the most memorable game in his alma mater’s football history. The lecture was the last of a four-part series on the Beanpot, which is a hockey tournament in New England...
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High hopes for Strachan, Bletzer, BC football

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off their first bowl victory since 2007 last season, Boston College football put together several statement victories in 2017 over Florida State, Virginia, and Louisville before finishing the season 7-6. Obviously, with wins like that under their belts, as well as having one of the nation’s most explosive and...
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Westwood welcomes new children’s librarian

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter “I always knew I wanted to do something with books, literature, or writing,” said Kristy Pasquariello, the Westwood Public Library’s new children’s librarian. “I’ve been a book person my whole life!” Although she only recently assumed the role, Kristy brings a wealth of experience to her new position. After studying as an undergraduate...
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Filmmaker, civil rights veteran visiting Wellesley

Wellesley College will host award-winning filmmaker Clennon L. King at the screening of his civil rights documentary about the bloodiest campaign of the entire movement, which directly led to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, outlawing Jim Crow segregation from coast to coast. King will introduce “Passage at St. Augustine:...
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CRS hosting ‘#SocialMedia4Girls’ discussion

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On January 18, Michelle Cove, founder and executive director of MEDIAGIRLS, will lead the parent workshop “#SocialMedia4Girls: Helping girls use social media in healthy and positive ways” at Charles River School in Dover. The event is free of charge and open to the general public. Where should parents and educators start when talking...
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CRS hosting ‘#SocialMedia4Girls’ discussion

On January 18, Michelle Cove, founder and executive director of MEDIAGIRLS, will lead the parent workshop “#SocialMedia4Girls: Helping girls use social media in healthy and positive ways” at Charles River School in Dover. The event is free of charge and open to the general public. Where should parents and educators start when talking to girls...
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Salvation Army to honor Ted Lynch

The Salvation Army has announced that it will honor Walpole resident Ted Lynch with the prestigious Others Award at the organization’s Annual Luncheon on December 13 at the InterContinental Boston Hotel. The Others Award honors an individual or organization exemplifying an extraordinary spirit of service to "others" in their community. The Others Award is based on...
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Remembering the Cocoanut Grove blaze

By Bill Lombardi Hometown Weekly Correspondent Saturday, November 28, 1942, was a cold night when 28 year-old Alice Ruth Brady and friends arrived at Cocoanut Grove in Boston. Brady lived at 274 East St. in Walpole and was a graduate of Walpole schools. She worked as a press feeder for a Walpole newspaper. Her destination was a nightclub...
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Dover Lifetime Learning announces classes

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Dover Lifetime Learning has announced two of its upcoming classes. They are described as follows: Philosophy: Democracy & Tyranny Would you prefer to live under a benevolent and thoughtful tyrant or a self-interested majority? Although we usually consider democracy and tyranny as being diametrically opposed to each other, they are more intimately related than would...
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Strachan leads BC football into battle

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s been quite the journey for Boston College linebacker and Wellesley native, Connor Strachan. Since arriving in Chestnut Hill in the summer of 2014 for preseason training and conditioning, the St. Sebastian’s product has done nothing but impress and improve, and it has resulted in Strachan emerging as...
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Peck named Bentley football captain

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Sherborn and Medfield native Connor Peck was recently named one of the four captains for Bentley University football alongside Foxborough’s Mack Lowrie, Waltham’s Junior Chery, and Pawtucket, RI’s Martin Bannerman. After playing Pop Warner for Holliston throughout his upbringing, Peck played offensive guard at Catholic Memorial from 2010-2014 and was a...
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Walpole’s Adams takes Ice Bucket Challenge

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s been a summer to remember for Walpole native Johnny Adams, and as hot and busy as it has been, Adams is finding productive and traditionally heartwarming ways to cool down. Upon earning his degree from Boston College, where he was a standout shortstop for the Eagles throughout...
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Walpole’s Adams drafted by Seattle Mariners

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor On the tenth year anniversary of Johnny Adams helping lead the Walpole American Little League team to Williamsport in 2007, it only seems fitting that Adams, a recent graduate from Boston College, where he captained the BC baseball team this past season, was drafted by the Seattle Mariners...
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Walpole girls participate in golf league

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In 2013 when Jillian Barend asked her dad Dave to help create a golf league for young girls, little did they know they were starting a movement. More than two years later, the program has expanded to 200 girls in 20-plus Massachusetts towns playing alternate-shot, 9-hole, par 3 tournaments and holding driving events....
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Florian credits DS for success

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor We here in Massachusetts are spoiled. The winning traditions throughout the last several decades by the Patriots, Celtics, Bruins, and Red Sox have molded sports fans in this neck of the woods to become confident and to expect athletic success. However, if there is one example of a...
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