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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Walpole teacher wins Goldin Foundation award

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Bird Middle science teacher David Kujawski has received an award from the Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education. Every year, the Goldin Foundation selects several teachers to recognize who "have made outstanding contributions in their classrooms, schools and communities,” according to the Goldin Foundation’s website. This year, among several other educators in the...
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Walpole Knights of Columbus to serve St. Patrick’s Day dinner

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The Walpole Knights of Columbus will be serving their famous St Patrick’s Day dinner on March 19 and the council hall at 137 Stone Street. A corned beef dinner will be served, along with coffee and desserts. The cost to attend the dinner is $15 per person. For more information about the dinner...
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Author to host presentation at the Walpole Public Library

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Former Massachusetts Appeals Court Justice Marc Kantrowitz will discuss his new book “Old Whiskey and Young Women” at the Walpole Public Library on March 10 at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole Public Library as part of its Author Series, admission is free and all are welcome....
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Walpole Mick Morgan 5K registration now open

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The 5th Annual Mick Morgan’s St. Patrick’s 5K will be held this year on Saturday, March 19. The annual 5K benefits March for Meals. Race registration begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday March 19, with a 9 a.m. start time. Pre-race day bib, runners’ bag and T-shirt pick up is scheduled for Friday...
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South Walpole Community Preschool accepting scholarship applications

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The South Walpole Community Preschool is offering a scholarship to any graduating high school senior that attended South Walpole Community Preschool for at least one year and is pursuing a career in education or child related services. This scholarship was established in memory of Kay Williams a long time teacher, and valued colleague since...
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Westwood school raises money for Deerfield student

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Members of the Deerfield School community recently came together to help a Deerfield fourth grader in need. Emma Charland, a Deerfield fourth grader who has been going to the school since kindergarten through the school’s integration program, requires the use of a wheelchair. As she continues to grow older,...
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Westwood to hold public hearings on police station proposal

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Several public hearings are planned to give residents an overview of the town’s plans to build a new police station for the Westwood Police Department on the site of the existing station on High Street. The public hearings will take place on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the...
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Westwood High spring musical opening on March 10

By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff
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Westwood High drama students are preparing to open their spring musical, “9 to 5,” on March 10. “9 to 5” centers on three women working in an office in 1980s corporate America. It tells the story of Violet, Judie and Doralee, three women working in mid-level positions at a...
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Westwood Daisy troop gets recycling tips from young recycler

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Last week, the members of a local Daisy Troop learned how they can help protect wildlife from the impacts of what we buy and how we dispose of it by reducing, reusing and recycling. Abigail Miller, a fifth grade essayist from Deerfield whose inspiring essay was published in the Hometown Weekly several weeks...
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Westwood fifth grader writes 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 Recreation holding March into Summer event

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Westwood Recreation will host its annual March into Summer event at Westwood High on March 12 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A number of activities will be offered for kids and families. The pool will be open and will include open swimming, lap swimming, a cannon ball contest at...
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Wellesley Alpine Ski Team Performs at States

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff On Tuesday, February 23, the Wellesley alpine ski teams participated in the state championships, where the girls took sixth place overall and the boys finished in fourth place. Unofficially, the Raiders’ combined results were first for combined boys and girls finishers. On the girls’ side, Nell Solomon led the way by...
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Oscar Winner Visits Wellesley

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Over 175 people registered prior to the event, but by the time Susan Sarandon showed up, after getting stuck in Wellesley traffic, with standing room only, the auditorium exceeded 210 people, unofficially. One young lady sitting there, who was not a current Wellesley student, but rather a recent Princeton graduate returning...
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Hardy School Students Spend Time with Wellesley COA

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Council on Aging is an organization with a mission to serve as the primary resource for residents over the age of 60; to empower individuals to reach their goals and to offer comprehensive programs, services, and assistance that optimize their quality of life. In addition, the COA strives to...
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Sherborn Native Wins Fencing World Cup Gold Medal

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The U.S. Men's Saber Team won another gold medal at the season's last fencing World Cup in Warsaw, Poland, and one of the members of the team was Sherborn resident Eli Dershwitz, who is currently ranked 13th in the world. Under the leadership of U.S. National Men's Saber Coach Zoran Tulum, the fencers had...
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Dover Freshman Reaches the Summit

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff While most students at Dover-Sherborn High spent February vacation either going away to someplace nice and sunny or simply hanging out at home, freshman Will Sampson was busy braving the elements in sub-zero temperatures up in Maine at Baxter State Park as he hiked the state’s highest mountain, Mt....
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