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Temple Beth David hosts Westwood community

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Part of living in any community revolves around understanding and celebrating the differences in religion, belief and culture of one’s neighbors. But the chances to explore these different cultures - and particularly faiths - is often limited. Enter Faithful Women in Action, who have organized an opportunity to introduce their fellow Westwood residents...
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Three Westwood students win RAY Awards

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday night, May 21, the Westwood Rotary Club and Westwood Youth and Family Services recognized their three RAY (Recognize a Youth) award winners inside the Westwood Library. This year, the award, given to a young person in the community that has demonstrated a commitment to community service, went...
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Community attends ‘It Happened Here’

On Sunday, March 24, over 75 people gathered at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham for a potluck meal and conversation on how the community reckons with, seeks renewal and reconciles the remnants of the town’s past. Special guest speakers included Executive Director of the Needham History Center and Museum Gloria Greis and Rev. Darrell Hamilton...
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Interfaith Thanksgiving focuses on compassion

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday, November 19, Temple Beth David in Westwood hosted an interfaith gathering for residents of the Westwood and Medfield communities. There were a variety of different church and temple members and clergy present for the event, and the theme was centered around compassion. “There are a lot of differences in...
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90-year-old residents celebrate birthdays

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Council of Aging hosted a birthday party for residents over the age of 90 at the First Baptist Church. The Council Of Aging staff explained why they hold this celebration. “I think it’s important that we honor those who have aged, and this is a simple...
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Evening Garden Club hosting peony presentation

Lovers of peonies are encouraged to put Tuesday, October 30, on their calendars. That’s when the Norwood Evening Garden Club will host Kathleen Gagan, owner of Peony’s Envy Flower Farm in New Jersey. The meeting will be held at 6:45 p.m. at the Carriage House behind the First Baptist Church, 71 Bond Street, Norwood. The...
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Sheehy brings Mobile History to Medfield

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The Medfield Historical Society has launched a new project aimed at bringing the past into the present. The project, named “Mobile History,” aims to promote knowledge and awareness of the historic buildings in town. “There’s no better way to reach the people of Medfield than through their mobile phone,” quipped Caillian Sheehy, an...
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First Baptist team visits Rosie’s Place

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A group of teens and adults from First Baptist Church of Westwood recently visited Rosie’s Place in Boston, where they helped prepare and serve dinner for approximately 150 guests. In addition, they delivered twenty “comfort bags” containing socks, gloves, snacks, and toiletries that had been put together by the participants of FBC’s Kids...
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Westwood kids come together for kindness

The first week of the new year arrived with a whole lot of kindness, thanks to a group of 2nd grade Westwood Girl Scouts. On January 6, Girl Scout Brownie Troop 62277 led a special event for fellow Girls Scouts, friends and family intended to spread kindness throughout the local community and beyond. Well over...
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‘Kids in the Kitchen’ bake sugary treats

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Along with the days before vacations and weekends, early releases are among some of the most hotly-anticipated school days for Westwood students. With so many excellent options of how to spend their school-free afternoons, though, it can often be difficult to decide on how to maximize the extra two...
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Celebrating longevity with the COA and cake

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Every year, the Westwood Council on Aging throws a giant birthday bash for their oldest community members. The annual 90s party is one that the seniors look forward to each year as a chance to celebrate with those in the community who were also born before 1927. “It’s my tenth...
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Orion Ensemble to play Needham

The Needham Concert Society presents the Orion Ensemble in concert on Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Needham, 858 Great Plain Avenue in Needham. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and students admitted free. Tickets are available at the door or by contacting the society. The program ​consists...
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After-school cooking program takes off

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter This past Wednesday, the First Baptist Church held their second meeting of Kids in the Kitchen. This program is provided on early release days from school, allowing kids of all ages to whip up some delicious treats with their extra time. This past week, the kids made brownies and blondies, following...
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First Baptist Church wraps up sewing class

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Starting in February, the First Baptist Church of Westwood offered a free beginners’ sewing class for local students age twelve and older. The class met on seven early release Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. and, depending on the week, was attended by as many as 20 young people. Gayle DeAvila...
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