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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Big screen in little Wellesley

By Edward Sheehan Hometown Weekly Correspondent On Thursday, August 11, at around 8:00 p.m., the Davis Art Museum on the Wellesley College campus sponsored a free event in which locals had a chance to see the movie “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.” The movie was shown on a screen outside of the museum. This...
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WBZ meteorologist teaches Wellesley campers

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WBZ’s Chief Meteorologist, Eric Fisher, joined in on the fun at LINX Camps on Wednesday, July 20 to share his insight and expertise with science campers on the heels of the recent macro burst two days earlier, which severely hit the Wellesley area. Fisher talked about the weather and his life as a...
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Wellesley South returns home, heads high

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff In his essay, “The Green Fields of the Mind,” former Major League Baseball Commissioner Bart Giamatti said: “It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and...
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Sherborn’s Dershwitz on biggest stage

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By Hometown Weekly Staff Sherbornites tuning in to Olympic fencing last week may have gotten quite a surprise in the form of a familiar face. [caption id="attachment_13178" align="alignleft" width="199"]Sherborn’s Olympic fencer, Eli Dershwitz Sherborn’s Olympic fencer, Eli Dershwitz[/caption] Eli Dershwitz, a current Harvard student, 2014 D-S High School...
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Pint-sized playtime at the Dover Library

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff A toddler crawls out of a clear plastic tunnel that lies on the floor. At the end, the child’s mother waits with open arms. The two are reunited for a brief moment of affection before the kid runs back to the other end of the tunnel, crawls in, and...
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DS summer drama presents ‘Addams Family’

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They’re creepy and they’re kooky, they’re altogether spooky, and they’ll perform at Sherborn Community Center from August 23-27. The famed Dover Sherborn summer drama program will feature a musical version of the beloved TV show, which debuted in 1964 for two memorable seasons. Scott Walker, veteran director and former DS teacher, leads an impressive...
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Sherborn Man in blue, heart of gold

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By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent This man in blue is doing more than policing a community — more than running after kids for drinking beer in the woods. He’s running with them. Sherborn police detective James Godinho donned his uniform and ran alongside students as part of April’s 1-mile Raiders Rock: Run, Roll or Walk event...
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Around the river and through the woods

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Most people are familiar with famous line “Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go.” What’s less well known is the poem it comes from. Interestingly, the original poem has the speaker going to grandfather’s house. Foregoing the semantics surrounding the poem, anyone can walk around...
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Florida Georgia Line delights

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By Paul Goldberg Hometown Weekly Staff Friday night’s performance by Florida and Georgia Line at Mansfield's Xfinity Center was truly amazing. The duo has grown into a bona-fide sensation in just a few short years. The electricity on stage was undeniable as Brian Hubbard and Tyler Kelley showcased their immense talent. This summer has been a...
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Poor Sports: Medfield Little League dreams dashed by poor sportsmanship

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By Hometown Weekly Staff The 2016 Medfield U12 little league team should go down as one of the best youth baseball teams Medfield has assembled in recent memory. But they will not be declared “State Champions”, representing Massachusetts in the New England tournament with a chance at performing on ESPN as part of the...
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Wellesley Little League dream run continues

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The Little Leaguers of Wellesley South continue their march towards a World Series berth in Williamsport. In their opening game in the New England Regionals, the Wellesley boys defeated their Bedford, NH opponents by a score of 10-0 in five innings, the game called early due to mercy-rule. A five-run third inning, plus a...
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DeadBeat Band brings upbeat vibe to Wellesley

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Wellesley summertime concert series came to a close last week with two final shows for the summer. DeadBeat, a Grateful Dead tribute band, were set to open the summer series in July, but were rained out. The Tuesday night rain date performance was worth the wait. The evening...
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Ukulele Office Hours in Wellesley

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter In the Children’s Room of the Wellesley Free Public Library, the first things someone entering the spacious area could hear were singing voices and the strumming of small fingers on ukuleles. This was the sound of the Ukulele Office Hours that have become a regular occurrence in this part...
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Wellesley kids design video games

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By Edward Sheehan Hometown Weekly Correspondent On Monday, July 25, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., at the Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Library, a “Make Your Own Video Game” class took place for kids ages eight and up. The class was run by instructors from Rhode Island Computer Museum. Using Scratch, a program designed by...
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Youth track stars at Needham Classic

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Over 450 young track and field athletes from as far away as Jamaica and Toronto met over the weekend of July 22-23 to compete in the 27th annual Needham Youth Classic. Sponsored by the Needham Youth Track Club, this meet is the largest open youth track meet in the Northeast and featured 12...
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Lights, camera…

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter Needham kids with a flair for filmmaking were given the opportunity to learn all about basic cinematography from Incrediflix, a program at the Broadmeadow Elementary School. Actors, camera people, and the camera assistant (aka, the person with the slate) are all roles the kids can fill in order...
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Expansion construction underway at High School

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Table for twelve? Not likely going to be a problem at Needham High School anymore with the new cafeteria expansion that is going in this summer. The 3,000 square-foot space should be able to handle the projected increase in the student body. In the beginning of August, though, people...
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Big Ryan’s tales thrill Needham kids

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter Needham Park and Recreation presented Big Ryan, who told tall tales at the Children’s Theatre Program on Tuesday, August 2. The day featured original stories, puppets, some music, movement and lots of family fun. A rainy Tuesday afternoon gave the event some extra appeal to parents looking to...
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Summer Olympics inspire Super Creations

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By Lue Mileti Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Olympics have sparked inspiration in athletes’ eyes since their beginning in 1896. Today, that spark finds itself in the Medfield Public Library during an event called Super Creations. Open to any and all, Super Creations is a weekday event from 3-5 p.m. that extends from June 27 to...
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The play’s the thing

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. That's what the audience is told, at least. For most of it, though, this balmy evening under a blue sky seems a million miles from "rotten." Pleasant, perhaps. Certainly relaxing. Maybe even a little eye-opening. This is the Gazebo Players of Medfield’s...
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