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New decade, same ice cream

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Every year, millions of people face the ongoing problem of whether or not to stay up until midnight to celebrate the new year. This year, Medfield’s Council on Aging had a solution for some older folks: celebrating New Year before midnight. On December 31, the COA welcomed seniors...
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Needham rings in the holiday season

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff December is filled with many festive events. Many towns celebrate by lighting a tree, but few can be said to be as iconic as Needham’s Blue Tree lighting. On Saturday, December 7, prior to lighting of the Blue Tree, Needhamites celebrated with a party in Powers...
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Santa Claus comes to town

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The appearance of Medfield around the holidays has been compared to a town in a Hallmark Christmas movie - it’s decked out in lights and festive holiday decor from end to end. The annual Holiday Stroll brings residents into this winter wonderland to find some great Christmas gifts...
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Woman’s Club holds Christmas party

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The Woman's Club of Westwood recently held their annual Christmas party with lots of food and festive holiday decorations. The members were dressed in their Christmas attire and looking forward to a fun time. The Club had invited Duane Sullivan, who was raised in Westwood and attended the school system, to perform. Sullivan...
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Walpole’s New Year hike for all

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30903" align="alignleft" width="300"]A young hiker hitches a ride midway down the trail during Walpole’s annual New Year’s Day Hike. A young hiker hitches a ride midway down the trail during Walpole’s annual New Year’s Day Hike.[/caption] While many Massachusetts residents...
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Westwood schools hold winter concert

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter Students from the Westwood middle and high schools held their winter concert on Wednesday night in the high school auditorium. With the help of a spectacular light crew, singers, string instrumentalists, horns and percussionists transported the audience for an hour to a land of wintertime wonder. The middle school...
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Medfield’s Helping Hearts visit seniors

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter No matter how many Christmas seasons you’ve lived through, nobody knows the second verse of “Deck the Halls.” Such was the issue on Wednesday afternoon, when a brief technological issue nearly derailed the Christmas sing-along at the Center in Medfield hosted by the Medfield Helping Hearts, a nine-member and...
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A Christmas Memory

By Thomas Keating, Jr. There isn’t a worse time to be in a hospital than during the holiday season, but there I was. I was in the Army hospital at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, falling ill with severe pneumonia during basic combat training, caused, no doubt, by training outdoors that cold, snowy November of 1968. My high...
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Garden Club holiday party warms hearts

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30696" align="alignright" width="300"]Smiles as Spanish carols are attempted. Smiles as Spanish carols are attempted.[/caption] The event room at the Westwood Senior center was a wintry field of red, green and soft white on Thursday afternoon as the Westwood Garden Club hosted...
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Festival of Trees illuminates holiday season

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30653" align="alignright" width="300"]The lights of the Snow Village carnival can make you forget it is not a real place. The lights of the Snow Village carnival can make you forget it is not a real place.[/caption] As your car winds down...
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Methuen Ballet brings ‘Nutcracker’ to Wellesley

Methuen Ballet Ensemble will waltz into Wellesley on Thursday, December 27, at 2:30 p.m. at Wellesley High School, 50 Rice Street in the Katherine L. Babson Jr. Auditorium. The company will perform Excerpts from “The Nutcracker” and ballerinas will guide the audience through the Land of Sweets in Tchaikovsky’s second act of the holiday classic. ...
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Reindeer games at Bird Park

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By Alexander Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30468" align="alignright" width="300"]Over a bridge and behind a stream hides one reindeer. Over a bridge and behind a stream hides one reindeer.[/caption] There’s no need to make it to the North Pole for some reindeer games this year - Walpole will...
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Librarians make recommendations at Book Buzz

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30450" align="alignright" width="300"]Attentive crowds enjoyed the librarian’s literary insight, along with cups of hot cider. Attentive crowds enjoyed the librarian’s literary insight, along with cups of hot cider.[/caption] Six Westwood librarians and fellow book lovers gathered last Thursday night for the...
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NEF announces Gift for Education Cards

Members of the community are invited to honor a special teacher or VIP in their child’s life by making a donation in his or her name to the Needham Education Foundation (NEF). Gift for Education Cards make it simple to show gratitude, while providing vital support for the funding of NEF grants which allow both...
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Wellesley COA celebrates the holidays

On Friday, December 9, the Wellesley Council on Aging held its annual Happy Holidays Party at the Wellesley Community Center. Gayle Thieme, Director of Senior Services, greeted guests and gave wonderful welcoming remarks. This special occasion was sponsored by the COA and included a delicious lunch catered by Express Gourmet, followed by entertainment by The...
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