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Concert Society presenting Tatum-Sumi concert

On Sunday, January 12, mezzo-soprano Renée Tatum and pianist Douglas Sumi will offer a program of Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth-Century music. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, 800 Highland Avenue, Needham. This event is presented by the Needham Concert Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing excellent live...
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Frank King gives novelty song lesson

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, Frank King, who holds a Masters in Broadcasting from Boston University and a BA from Princeton, gave the Tolles Parsons Center a musical presentation of novelty songs, specifically the novelty hits of the 1950s. But while novelty songs get a bit of a bad...
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‘Face To Face With Orangutans’ at Expo

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Wellesley STEM Expo 2019, part of the Wellesley Education Foundation, has announced that Dr. Cheryl Knott, Professor of Anthropology and Biology at Boston University and Executive Director of the Gunung Palung Orangutan Project in Gunung Palung National Park, Indonesia, will be the keynote speaker at the Expo on Aril 6....
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Medfield’s Eng places third in New England

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Medfield senior track star Ryan Eng has quietly put together an absolutely stellar season over the last several months, earning himself the TVL MVP. He is bound for Globe and Herald All-Scholastic honors, as well. At the TVL championships, Eng finished first in both the 55-meter hurdles and...
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Medfield composer prepares MHS-commissioned work

By Chris McCue Potts Hometown Weekly Contributor Growing up in Agawam, Mass., with a musician for a father, and music a part of his everyday life, it’s no surprise that accomplished composer, music educator and performer Justin Casinghino, and his wife, Nicole, also a music educator, chose Medfield as a place to raise their family. “We...
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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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Medfield composer remembers the many

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Between anguish and outrage, the shooting in Parkland, Florida left many at a loss for words. There are many ways, though, for individuals to express themselves without the use of words, and Medfield’s Justin Casinghino did just that. Last month, Casinghino conducted his original composition, “Remembering the Many,” for World...
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Dover’s Cohen goes for the gold

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Erik Cohen, 16, a sophomore from Dover, won gold in all of his swimming events last weekend at Boston University. His events were the 4x25m freestyle relay, 100m freestyle, and 50m freestyle. He swims with the Special Olympics Chapter in Brookline, MA, where he also attends high school. Erik has won gold in...
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Needham Bank celebrates girls lax champs

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While the college freshman were home for Thanksgiving break, the Needham High School girls lacrosse team gathered for a luncheon at one of the family’s homes to celebrate the team’s state championship. During the luncheon, Needham Bank celebrated the students’ accomplishments by presenting each player and coach with a state championship jacket. “The lacrosse...
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Temple Aliyah-Cappella Concert a success

Shir Appeal of Tufts University was one of three collegiate Jewish a cappella groups who sang at the Temple Aliyah-Cappella concert on December 2. The concert, which also featured Kol Echad from Boston University and Manginah from Brandeis University, raised more than $2,100 to benefit the Jewish community in Puerto Rico for rebuilding following the...
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Rick Fink Jr. exhibiting MSH photos

Through November, local photographer Rick Fink Jr. is presenting his collection of 12 fine art prints at Starbucks in Medfield showing the inside of the Medfield State Hospital. These images are the store’s latest installment on the “Art Wall,” which features a different artist’s work each month. “We are excited to include these photographs of the...
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Rockets take home Division I lacrosse title

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School varsity girls lacrosse team concluded an absolutely dominant 2017 season with an 8-5 win over Longmeadow on Saturday afternoon at Boston University in the MIAA Division I state championship game. Following an 18-3 regular season that saw zero conference defeats and an outright Bay...
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Rebel girls lax 2017 state finalists

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor 2017 was a banner year for the Walpole High School girls lacrosse team, as the Rebels put together an 18-2 regular season and finished as Bay State Conference runners-up, with their lone conference defeat on the season coming to eventual Division I state champ, Needham. Walpole’s efforts throughout...
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Holocaust survivor shares powerful story

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday, March 21st, the Westwood Public Library hosted Janet Singer Applefield. A mother and a grandmother, graduate of Boston University’s Masters in Social Work program, and a clinical social worker, Applefield is an incredible woman without knowing her childhood story. However, once she shares that story, her success...
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Lax rivals share common ground on Comm. Ave.

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The rivalry that the Medfield and Dover-Sherborn High School lacrosse programs share is fierce, to say the least. But not all rivalries have to end in hate. Just ask Medfield’s John MacLean and DS’s Grant Gregory. Following four varsity seasons against one another as members of the Raiders...
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Matter of Balance keeps things level

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter People under a certain age take everyday activities and actions for granted. Jogging, climbing stairs, and even showering are all things that most people don’t actively think about. That is, until they aren’t the simple activities that we once thought them to be. Many of these activities can become...
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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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