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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Marlins come up big in Westwood

The winless Medfield Marlins made their way to Westwood on Tuesday, August 2, with a victory on their minds. They got it. The win marks Medfield's first of the year in the South Suburban Swim League, and it could not have come at a better time. With the 'A' Regional Meet swiftly approaching, the Marlins will be...
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Westwood’s king of the jungle gyms

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Pssst…are the kids out of earshot? Okay, good, because this is sensitive information. If it falls into the wrong hands, it could lead to days - maybe even weeks - of “Can we go? Can we? Can we?!?” There is a oasis in Westwood. Not just any oasis, but a youthful,...
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The menagerie of Westwood Library

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern A mysterious table stands in the room with a white tablecloth draped over it. Sunlight streams in through the glass doors, casting shadows on boxes and crates stacked against a wall. One crate starts to shake. Something is inside, something that wants to get out. The crate rattles again....
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Once at this center

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By Cameron Small Hometowk Weekly Intern Most thespians know the horrors of tech week, commonly dubbed Hell Week, the week in which everything comes together (in theory) before a show opens. The technical crew of sound and lights meets with the actors who’ve been rehearsing for months, mixed with the stage crew responsible for set...
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Annual Rotary Installation kicks off

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Annual Rotary Installation kicks off The 2016-2107 season of the Rotary Club of Westwood kicked off over food and drinks at the Annual Rotary Installation, officiated by Governor-Elect Karin Gaffney of District 7910. The Rotary Club of Westwood is a part of Rotary International, with over 1.2 million Rotarians collaborating in over 34,000 clubs...
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A (hip) hop, skip, and a jump

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Hip-hop dance is gaining in popularity, perhaps because of the new broadway musical “Hamilton.” So much has its popularity gained, in fact, that this past week, the Walpole Recreation Department offered hip-hop dance classes for students ages five to 13, with an end performance on Friday August 5, at...
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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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Medfield U12 Battles On

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Following the controversy in Medford, Medfield played in the Battle of the Banner Tournament in Dighton, going 6-0 to win the championship while outscoring their opponents 70-6 over the weekend. They were lead by great pitching in the finals on Sunday and 2 home runs each by Jack Goodman, Charlie Walsh and Sam Palmer. [caption id="attachment_13030"...
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Walpole Woods – a new camp option

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter One wouldn’t know that I-95 was right up the road at the secluded Jarvis Farm property in Walpole. Up a dirt road, next to a pond and surrounded by trees is the Walpole Woods summer camp, providing a badly-needed option for kids who want the camp experience without...
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Harvard fencer heads for Olympics

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There’s “no crying in baseball,” actor Tom Hanks famously quipped in the 1992 film “A League of Their Own,” but some fencers have been known to shed a tear. Just ask Eli Dershwitz. The Harvard undergraduate admits he has “teared up” while watching Team USA during the last three Olympic opening ceremonies. There’s a...
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Film screening highlights Library’s modern approach

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Silence, save the whir of a running fan, envelops the clean, well-lit room on the ground floor of the Dover Town Library. Outside the door, a handful of kids peek through the door, wondering if their time to enter has come. With a kind smile and a motion of...
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What’s up at Powisset Farm?

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By James Ensor  Hometown Weekly Reporter Nestled on a side road that bears the farm’s namesake, Powisset Farm in Dover serves as both a scenic getaway and a hub of agriculture-related activity. All summer long, Thursdays have featured the “Beet Brunch,” taking place from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The brunch features a story hour followed...
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D-S band plays Canobie Lake Park

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Rising Nation has been invited back for a second year in a row to perform at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH. The band will be performing on Thursday evening, August 18, at 8:00 p.m. on the Midway Stage, a covered open-air pavilion near the center of the park. Rising Nation was one...
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Sherborn hosts the Circus Minimus

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter A circus in a suitcase is a hard promise to fulfill; yet, when the seemingly-benign brown case opened up and transformed into a tent, Kevin O’Keefe looked to be living up to his word. For the crowd of roughly thirty parents and kids at the Sherborn Community Center...
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Walpole Junior Tennis serves up fun

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By Chris Foti Hometown Weekly Correspondent Walpole’s pint-sized Roger Federers and Serena Williamses are having a ball this summer - and they’ve got an ace instructor showing them the way. Jill Aldorisio is in her first year as Head Instructor for Walpole Recreation’s Junior Tennis development camp. She is running the program through the United States...
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Boston Rebellion takes Walpole by storm

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter Rain and recently cut grass filled the nostrils as one entered Adams Farm in Walpole this weekend to attend the Boston Rebellion US Cup. Saturday, July 30, and Sunday, July 31, saw a host of professional mountain bikers, as well as many amateur riders, descend upon the large...
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Walpole’s July heat just short of all time record

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After a cool and cloudy weekend on the 9th and 10th, when the temperature did not get out of the 60’s, it turned hot. The average temperature for the month of 75.3°, which was 2.8° above normal, tied for the fifth warmest July of record. The average daily maximum for the last twenty...
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Links at the Westwood library

By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter Everyone knows that having fun isn’t hard with a library card, but for the young families of Westwood, membership was not required for mini-golf at the Islington branch of the library. Conveniently located at 280 Washington St. in Westwood, minutes away from Legacy Place in Dedham, Islington’s smaller, community-oriented branch of...
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Westwood Farmers Market delights citizens

By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter On a characteristically hot Tuesday, July 26, those in a rush may not have noticed the Westwood Farmers Market taking place. Tucked in the St Margaret’s Parish parking lot, the Market was a tribute to locally grown food in a region largely dominated by convenient and air-conditioned supermarkets. The small market,...
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Rogers completes Eagle Scout Project

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John Rogers of Troop 3 Westwood recently completed his Eagle Project. The project refurbished an old destroyed picnic site in Lowell Woods off of Sandy Valley Road. The team of volunteers worked over 85 hours to completely renovate the picnic site. All of the old debris was removed and new wood chips were...
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