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Monthly Archives: May 2016

DS Raiders Pull Off Stunning Win

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By Connor Schneider Hometown Weekly Correspondant Last week, the Dover-Sherborn boys lacrosse team did something that hadn’t been done by a Tri-Valley team all year: they beat the mighty Medfield Warriors. It came down to the dying seconds to determine the winner of a Wednesday night game that had both sets of fans leaping from their...
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Pancake Festival goes green

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Contributor The Rotary Club of Wellesley held its annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday as part of Wellesley Wonderful Weekend. Rotarian volunteers served over 1,600 people that came to enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, yogurt, and fruit with their neighbors while helping the Wellesley Rotary Club raise funds that benefit Rotary...
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Sky rockets in flight

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern “Whoa!” “It went so high!” “Heads up!” These were only a few of the phrases repeatedly yelled at the Needham Cub Scout Pack 8’s annual Rocket Day this past Saturday, May 21, at Olin College. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Jayson Layne, 9, who has attended Rocket Day...
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Tourney still strong at 40

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff This Memorial Day weekend, Needhamites will partake in a number of traditions that wouldn't strike you as being especially out of the ordinary. There will be backyard barbecues, of course. Parades and homages to our servicemen and women. Families brought together to relax and laugh. There's another tradition, though...
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Needhamites ‘kick it up a notch’

By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Chef Emeril Lagasse is famous for coining the phrase “Kick it up a notch—BAM” in reference to food, but several Needham residents now can kick it up a notch, too, after attending the Herb Walk workshop hosted by the Needham Community Farm. On a visit from Scotland, former Farm Manager at...
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Needham scoops prizes at BSC meet

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The Needham boys and girls track teams converged on Braintree last week for the annual Bay State Conference track meet. Among the highlights for Needham: • Senior Sarah Armstrong won the two mile run with a time of 10:52.71, beating her nearest competition by nearly 47 seconds. • The girls 4x400 meter...
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Guarding a family cello, protecting musical roots

By Chris McCue Potts As a former Medfield Police crossing guard for 50 years and the wife of Medfield’s former police chief, 86-year-old Elisabeth Berlin Mann’s desire to protect is in her blood – and today that includes her father’s childhood cello. It all started with Elisabeth’s father, Paul Karl Berlin, who started studying music in Germany...
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Medfield Pops Concert delights residents

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By Camille Kerwin Hometown Weekly Contributor This past Saturday, the Medfield Music Program brought its concert season to a close with a completely student run show. The annual Pops Concert is the year’s most exciting show, as students choose the concert’s theme and the music they will perform. Pops is also the music department’s sole...
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TickleJuice lands at Zullo Gallery

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Launching their first CD in 2014 entitled “Roots to the Stars,” TickleJuice proclaims “they are truly stationary travelers reaching the ends of the galaxy without ever leaving the stage…” and they certainly proved themselves to be stationary galactic travelers in their performance last Friday, May 20, at the Zullo...
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Heartbreaking week for boys lacrosse

By Connor Schneider Hometown Weekly Contributor Medfield’s varsity boys lacrosse team underwent something of a rough patch, dropping both of its games on the week. The greatest shock came in the form of a home defeat at the hands of then-#6-ranked Dover-Sherborn on May 18. It came down to the dying seconds to determine the winner of a...
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Patriots face off against Westwood at tournament

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Patriots fans and Westwood fans came together last Wednesday as several New England Patriots faced off against Westwood in a basketball tournament fundraiser at Westwood High School. Several Patriots players, including Legarrette Blount, Malcom Butler, James White, Trey Flowers, DeAndre Carter, Chris Harper and Jonathan Cooper made the...
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Westwood teen follows passion for piano despite blindness

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By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent A haunting sound fills the room. If you close your eyes for just a moment you may think you’re listening to a recording of Beethoven. But if you open your eyes you’ll see the performance is live. James Cassidy doesn’t even look at the black and whites. He doesn’t have to....
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Westwood police K9 to receive new vest

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The Westwood Police Department’s K9, Duke, will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Duke’s vest is sponsored by Heather McKibben and HeatherFest 2014 and will be embroidered with the sentiment “HeatherFest 20 (2014) donated in memory of Audrey...
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Westwood Cares to host discussion on social host liability

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On Wednesday, June 1, Westwood Cares will host an event called “Social Host Liability, What You Need to Know: A Community Event to Address Teen Drinking and Drug Use.” This event will take place at 7 p.m. in the Westwood High School Auditorium. Parents are encouraged to attend the event to learn about...
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Westwood Girl Scouts take trip to the State House

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Cadette Girl Scouts showed their “Girl Power on the Hill” by participating in a day-long program at the Massachusetts State House during their recent school vacation. The group of 80 Girl Scouts and leaders from all over eastern Massachusetts included 30 participants from Westwood. The girls were welcomed to the State House by...
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Walpole Day draws big crowd for the big day

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The town of Walpole came together last Saturday to celebrate everything Walpole at the annual Walpole Day celebration. The day kicked off with the traditional Walpole Day Parade through downtown Walpole. Hundreds of people lined the sidewalks from Walpole High School to the center of town to catch a...
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Absentee ballots now available for Walpole election

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Absentee ballots for the Annual Town Election on Saturday, June 4 are now available at the Town Clerk’s Office. Absentee ballots are available for registered voters who will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to absence from the Town during normal polling hours, physical disability preventing them...
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Walpole Boosters hosting annual golf tournament

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The Walpole High Gridiron Boosters has announced that it will host its annual golf tournament on June 27 at the Foxboro Country Club. The annual golf tournament is the largest fundraiser for the Gridiron Boosters, which helps to support the Walpole High football program. This year, tickets are $125 per golfer, or $500...
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Moyamoya Fundraiser returning to Walpole

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The ninth annual Moyamoya Disease Fundraiser will be held this year on June 18 at 3 Muskett Lane in Walpole. The fundraiser will kick off with a 5K run and walk starting at 9:30 a.m. After the 5K, the 3v3 basketball tournament will be held for middle and high school students at 12 p.m. The...
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Honeybee expert to discuss his book at the Walpole Library

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The book “Following the Wild Bees” will be presented by its author, Thomas Seeley, in the Community Room of the Walpole Public Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. Admission is free, and all are welcome. Professor Thomas D. Seeley of Cornell University, a world authority on honeybees, vividly describes the history...
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