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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Author Nancy Werlin speaks to Needham students

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff “Look at that person,” said Nancy Werlin during her presentation at the Needham High library. She pointed to the slide being displayed behind her and added with a smile, “That’s one of the laziest people you’ll see.” The photo was of Werlin seated in a chair typing on her...
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Needham High senior is February RAY of Hope

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Katie Mullen, a senior at Needham High, recently received the RAY of Hope for the month of February from Needham Youth Services. The award honors students who are committed to giving back to the community and highlights the service done by students. Mullen was nominated for her work in the...
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Youth Services presents 15th annual Needham Unplugged

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Needham Youth Services has made March its 15th annual “Needham Unplugged” month and Thursday, March 10 will be the annual no homework, no activities, no meetings night for the Town of Needham and the Needham schools. “Needham Unplugged” is an annual effort on the part of Youth Services to...
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Senior Shopping Program benefits Needham residents

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff The Charles River Center and the Needham Council on Aging have partnered to assist seniors who need help fulfilling the weekly task of shopping for groceries. Each Monday and Wednesday, five groups of volunteers from the Charles River Center visit a senior, whose name was provided by the COA,...
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Out of this world Star Wars fun at Needham Library

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

On Friday, the Needham Library hosted a day celebrating the movie “Star Wars” and its legion of fans, especially young fans. The day included Jedi Training with Jungle Jim, trivia contests, craft projects, and a costume party in the Community Room.

The library was...

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Westwood girls basketball picks up TVL title

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Westwood High girls’ basketball team picked up the TVL title after beating out Norton on February 17 62-33. The team has secured an undefeated 17-0 league record for the season after picking up the win against Norton, and an 18-2 record overall. Just a few days prior, the...
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Westwood author releasing second children’s book

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Westwood children’s author Jamie Laliberte is preparing to release her second children’s book, “The Great Jump-A-Lump-A-Thon.” The children’s book tells the story of two monkeys who are world famous jumpers. Despite winning many awards in jumping competitions, the two become nervous when they realize they are going to face...
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Deerfield fifth graders submit persuasive essays

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff A fifth grade class at the Deerfield School was recently given an assignment to write a persuasive essay arguing a particular side of a controversial issue. The students were required to research the issue online, develop arguments to support their position, and address potential counter-arguments that could arise from...
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Westwood Public Library hosting ‘Talk with a Library Trustee’ sessions

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Over the next few weeks, the Westwood Public Library will be hosting several “Talk with a Library Trustee” events at the library. Each talk will take place on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Westwood Public Library gallery. A different member of the Westwood Public...
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Westwood Democrats to hold caucus this Saturday

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Registered Democrats in Westwood will be holding a caucus at the Carby Street Municipal Building at 20 Carby Street in Westwood on Saturday, February 27 at 11 a.m. to elect eight delegates and two alternates to the 2016 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. The delegates elected at the caucus will go on to meet with...
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National Charity League seeking new members

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National Charity League, Inc., the oldest and largest mother-daughter volunteer organization in the nation, gives mothers and daughters unique opportunities to strengthen their bond while growing together, sharing of themselves and improving their communities. It is the only national organization committed to fostering the mother-daughter relationship through philanthropic, leadership and cultural activities together...
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Governor Baker speaks at Walpole opioid forum

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Governor Charlie Baker was in attendance at a standing room-only community forum held last Wednesday at the Walpole Public Library by the Walpole Republican Town Committee to highlight the growing problem of opioid abuse in Massachusetts. Baker, joined by his wife, spoke at length about his own experience seeing the...
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Long-time school custodian dedicates life to Walpole

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By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Play ball. It’s more than a sport. It’s a way of life. At least it is for Rich McCarthy – Walpole’s community advocate. If he sees a hole, he’ll fill it. “I’m not one to sit on the sidelines and just watch,” said the 70-year-old McCarthy, who retired three years ago...
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Walpole Friends of St. Patrick celebration taking place on March 11

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The 30th annual Friends of St. Patrick celebration will take place this year on Friday, March 11. The annual celebration of Irish culture will kick off with a parade through Walpole center starting at 11:15 a.m. The parade will feature live music and a wide variety of acts that celebrate Irish culture. After...
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Walpole Lions Club to hold beer and wine tasting

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The Walpole Lions Club will be holding its 15th Annual Beer and Wine Tasting on Friday, March 4 at Raffael’s in Walpole. Come join members of the Walpole Lions Club as they sample some of the most distinct wines from around the world and beer from one of the most popular local...
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Local musician to perform at the Walpole Public Library

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“A Lively Lyrical Leap Night” will be delivered by local pianist-vocalist Krisanthi Pappas at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 29 in the Community Room of the Walpole Public Library. Krisanthi Pappas will present a lively musical program of jazz standards, Broadway show tunes, and her own award-winning original songs. With six CDs...
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National Charity League seeking new members

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National Charity League, Inc., the oldest and largest mother-daughter volunteer organization in the nation, gives mothers and daughters unique opportunities to strengthen their bond while growing together, sharing of themselves and improving their communities. It is the only national organization committed to fostering the mother-daughter relationship through philanthropic, leadership and cultural activities together and...
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Travis Roy to Speak at Dover school

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff It has been 20 years since Travis Roy excitedly jumped onto the ice for his first shift as a freshman for the Boston University hockey team. Many remember hearing about how, just 11 seconds into his collegiate career, Roy slid head first into the boards, cracking two vertebra and leaving...
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Dover-Sherborn Students Chosen for Districts

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On Saturday, January 30, an unprecedented 24 students from Dover-Sherborn auditioned for the MMEA Eastern Jr. District Festival, and 10 students were selected for the festival. The following students were chosen for the festival: Anna Davis (grade 7), second Alto in the Treble Chorus; Taylor Melenovsky (grade 7), Alto in the Mixed Chorus;...
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MetroWest Fire Explorers Serving Seniors in Sherborn

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On a cold winter day, eight MetroWest Fire Explorers and four adult advisors fed more than 50 Sherborn seniors. For the past two years, this group of young men and women have given up one day of their winter break to cook, serve and clean up at the Sherborn Council on Aging’s...
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