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Tag Archives: New England

Needham teens in all-star band

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Needham teens Cam Fox, Cam Hebert, Matthew Hebert and Nick Yee are touring New England this summer with the All You Got Tour Band. The All You Got Tour is an all star rock band touring premier New England locations from spring to fall. Auditions are invitation-only and competition is fierce for these...
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Medfield hosts checkers championship

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Checkers gets a bad rap. While Bond movies show their newest villain is a genius by having him play chess, and grandmasters like Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov became legitimate celebrities for their mastery of the game, people think of checkers as an easy game, barely above...
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Nancy Rich floods library with ‘Afloat’

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter For the entire month of March, the Wellesley Library displayed a three-collection exhibit of Nancy Rich’s work based around the concept of “Afloat.” Rich, a member of the Wellesley’s Clever Hand Gallery cooperative and a former administrator at Dana Hall School, is the photographer of a 2009...
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Ken Gloss gives talk in Sherborn

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Thursday, March 21, members of the community made a pilgrimage to the Sherborn Community Center. Many of them carried books, some in their arms, others in bags. Some brought books wrapped in protective coverings, worried that transporting them could damage them in some way. In itself, the profusion...
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Noanet Woodlands a messy joy in winter

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter The Noanet Woodlands are a bit of a muddy mess during a brief winter thaw. If you’ve ever been a child - most of us have - you’ll know there’s nothing a kid likes more than a tromping through the mud. So don’t let the prospect of a mess...
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Dover-Sherborn settles after snow

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter A winter storm passed through New England on the afternoon and night of Tuesday the 12th, blanketing Massachusetts, Dover, and Sherborn in a layer of snow, then soaking it with a mix of sleet and freezing rain. According to the National Weather Service, three inches of snow fell...
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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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Frequent tiny flyers return to feed

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By Ilene Hoffman Hometown Weekly Correspondent Imagine you weigh less than a nickel (five grams), are 3.5 inches long, and flap your arms 60 to 80 times per second. You travel about 1,000 miles a year from Massachusetts to Mexico and Central America to breed. What are you? A ruby-throated hummingbird. The ruby-throated hummingbirds are among...
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For some birds, love is in the air

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent With winter’s icy grip still clutching the landscape, it is hard to imagine local birds nesting and laying eggs, events most people associate with spring. Yet with spring still over a month away, some of the area’s birds are already well into breeding season. A bird’s sole purpose for...
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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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