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Local artist raises funds for community

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While the boredom of COVID-19 lockdowns has led most young people to do nothing other than spend more time on the internet, some teenagers are doing much more productive things with their newfound, mandatory time away from friends. Take Needham’s Dana Freedman, for instance. In...

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Community Council adjusts programs during pandemic

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Now in its ninetieth year, the Needham Community Council runs a vast array of programs to serve the Needham community. Unfortunately, when COVID-19 forced so many outlets to drastically alter how they are run, the Needham County Council had to both adjust a wide variety...

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Project VAN visits Community Council

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For most of the summer, kids fill their calendars working summer jobs and spending time with friends and family. But for a few days in July, local kids sacrifice their time volunteering with Volunteers Around Needham (VAN). Each week of the month, a group of volunteers visits a different place in...
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Lucy Campbell, December RAY of Hope

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Lucy Campbell has been named the recipient of the December 2017 RAY of Hope. Lucy is a senior at Needham High School. “She has been a volunteer in a number of our programs,” States Carolyn from Youth & Family Services, who nominated Lucy. “She has gone above and beyond the high school volunteer requirement...
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Exchange Club spreads giving spirit

Every December, the Exchange Club collects and donates holiday gifts to children in need. Both the Needham Community Council and the Walker Home receive and distribute these gifts. Each Exchange Club member takes home holiday gift bags to be filled with gifts for children in need. The gifts are suggested based on a list for each...
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Exchange Club spreads giving spirit

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Every December, the Exchange Club collects and donates holiday gifts to children in need. Both the Needham Community Council and the Walker Home receive and distribute these gifts. Each Exchange Club member takes home holiday gift bags to be filled with gifts for children in need. The gifts are suggested based on a list...
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Library sponsoring One Book One Community

The Needham Free Public Library is partnering with several other community organizations to sponsor a One Book One Community Program this summer. The chosen book is "In the Country We Love: My Family Divided" by Diane Guerrero. Hardcover and e-book copies of the book are available at the library. There are a limited number of...
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Project VAN promotes service

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter For 20 years now, Project VAN (Volunteers around Needham) has been providing youth entering grades eight through twelve with the opportunity to participate in one-day community service projects around the Needham community. On Thursday, July 20, Project VAN was at Mitchell Elementary School helping with beautification outside. “Typically we...
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Playing for charities for thirty years

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In 1987, Joe Gillen and Don MacIntyre, active members of the Needham Exchange Club, had an idea to partner their love of golf with the charitable focus of the Club. They decided to start a golf tournament, with proceeds to benefit local non-profits. Thirty years later, and the tournament is still going strong,...
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Needham dances with local stars

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The Needham Women’s Club and The Needham Community Council hosted Dancing with the Needham Stars on Saturday, April 8. The event took place at Moseley’s on the Charles in Dedham. Fourteen Needham Stars paired with dancing professionals from Fred Astaire Studio in Dedham provided a night of entertainment for all. Over 550 guests...
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Scouting for Food coming March 25

The Needham Scouts will be collecting food for the Needham Community Council Food Pantry on Saturday, March 25. Collection bags will be delivered to as many homes as possible. Residents are asked to have their bags outside their front doors by 8:00 a.m. so that the Scouts can pick them up, and to be as...
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Needham Community Council holds annual celebration

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Needham Community Council (NCC) has been around for 87 years. Throughout these many years, the NCC has done exceptional things for the community - everything from running Needham’s food pantry to offering English as a Second Language courses. For everything that the Council does, they take time on...
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Needham Community Council Fasion Show

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff On Sunday, April 10, a fashion show was held at Needham Town Hall, but this was no ordinary fashion show. Now in its fourth year, the Needham Community Council held its annual fashion show with the theme “Needham Organizations.” All of the models represented different community groups, such...
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Babs and Bob Moss receive Needham Exchange Club award

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

The Needham Exchange Club recently honored Babs and Bob Moss with its prestigious Book of Golden Deeds Award, which honors “unsung heroes” in the community who “quietly provide volunteer services.”

Ordinarily, the award is given to an individual but this year the Exchange Club decided...

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Scouting for Food to benefit Needham food pantry

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

On Saturday, March 19 at 8 a.m., Needham Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will be collecting bags of food to be delivered to the Needham Community Council Food Pantry for the annual Scouting for Food collection.

The bags will be passed out...

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