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Tag Archives: Great Depression

Westwood Garden Club celebrates 90 years

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For decades, the Westwood Garden Club has been a place of friendship, kindness, and a bit of adventure, centered around the idea of making the world a bit more beautiful. On Thursday, December 12, current members of the club came together at First Parish to celebrate their 90th...
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Survivor Fineblum’s story still poignant

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By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Sol Fineblum didn’t have much but three cigarettes to barter with. He grew up in Baltimore during the 20s and 30s. Members of his generation not only relinquished a portion of their childhoods to the desperation of the Great Depression, but forfeited the promise of their young adulthood to help...
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Jack Craig teaches American musical theatre

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday afternoon in the Sherborn Community Center, Jack Craig presented the first part of his “story, accompanied by music, wrapped in a production” titled “American Musical Theatre: The Early Beginnings.” Throughout the day, Craig would first explain the history that led up to the creation of the...
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Westwood seniors learn about Bing Crosby

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Just days after Lady Gaga was lauded at the Academy Awards for her performance in “A Star is Born,” former film salesman for the Walt Disney Company Bruce Hambro taught the seniors of the Westwood Council on Aging all about Bing Crosby, the “first multimedia star of the 20th...
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No worries for fix-it man Tselikis

By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Imagine the smell of a city during wartime. Now imagine you’re barely 20 at the onset of America’s participation in World War II, and find yourself on the other side of the world in a city that doesn’t look like home, smell like home, or taste like home. This was Aristides “Ernie” Tselikis...
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