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Monthly Archives: November 2016

A Christmas Carol comes to Dover

This December 15 at 2:00 p.m., The Dover Church will host Bay Colony Shakespeare Company’s award-winning production of “A Christmas Carol.” The show is open to the public. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. The Church asks that attendees RSVP to admin@thedoverchurch.org. Neil McGarry returns in his...
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Dover Library offers unique array of crafts

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter When the weather starts to cool and winter is around the corner, a noticeably missing concern is where will the fairies go? Last Thursday, the Dover Library tackled this oft-overlooked quandary and provided all of the materials one might need to make a fairy garden or gnome home. Jim...
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Sherborn Library provides yummy treats

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Thanksgiving is a veritable font of leftovers, yielding sandwiches, soups, and microwaved dinners for days, sometimes weeks, to come. But what about the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving? The Sherborn Library made sure to provide some delicious snacks before the gluttonous holiday through a drop-in Thanksgiving trail mix making...
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Vintage Voices soar at COA

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter They say people don’t change. Whether that’s true or not, there is ample evidence to suggest that at least passions don’t wither. Every Tuesday, a group of 25 to 30 seniors gather at the Center at the Heights to sing. No experience or musical background is required, simply a...
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Conductorless Orchestra to play Powers Hall

The Olin Conductorless Orchestra, the nation’s only collegiate ensemble to perform without a conductor, will offer a free public concert in Needham Saturday, December 17, from 8 – 10 p.m. The concert will take place in Powers Hall in Needham Town Hall, 1471 Highland Ave.   The orchestra will perform music for the theater by Mozart, Gershwin...
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Ogbebor named RAY of Hope

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Erika Ogbebor is a junior at Needham High School. She was nominated by her supervisor at Charles River Center for her volunteer work with kids. She originally volunteered at the Charles River Center with her brother, but later began to work there on her own two days a week. She is a recreational...
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Football falls in Turkey Bowl

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley and Needham High football teams renewed their historical rivalry with one another on Thursday morning in their annual Thanksgiving grudge match at Memorial Field in Needham. Running back Grant Chryssicas led the way for Wellesley with four touchdowns, as the Raiders (11-1) pulled out the 34-14...
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Football victorious in Turkey Bowl

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield and Dover-Sherborn High football teams capped off a successful 2016 season with a hard fought battle in their annual Thanksgiving rivalry match on Thursday morning, with the Warriors (8-3) prevailing 28-19 behind a strong effort by senior captains James Voss (defensive MVP) and John Quinn...
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Community Supported Agriculture on Medfield TV

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The most recent additions in the video series “Let’s Go Farming” adopt the perspectives of two Community Support Agriculture (CSA) farms to see and hear their views regarding benefits of local agriculture. In this two-part series, Tangerini Farm is visited to understand the viewpoint of a primarily organic vegetable and fruit CSA through...
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Lions Chowder Fest bigger than ever

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After several weeks of planning, the Medfield Lions Club teamed up with the Friends of Seniors Inc. (FOSI) to host Medfield’s eighth annual Chowder Fest on Saturday, November 5, at the Center at Medfield. The Lions and FOSI were quick to thank the eight local restaurateurs/markets who made the fundraiser a success: Craig...
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‘Write On’ Club inspires new storytellers

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by Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Most kids love story time, but how many love to write their own stories? Literacy specialist Jan Rimer is helping children six to eight do just that in her ‘Write On’ Club, held weekly at the Medfield Public Library. This is the second time the class has been offered,...
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Rocky Woods to become winter wonderland

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff There is no shortage of idyllic scenery at Medfield’s Rocky Woods, a reservation administered by The Trustees of Reservations. The quiet shore of Chickering Lake may well be one of the town’s ultimate outdoor locales. It is an unspoiled portrait of perfection that one cannot fathom being improved upon. For...
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CAM announces annual Holiday Stroll

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The Cultural Alliance of Medfield (CAM) announced that its second annual Holiday Stroll will be held on December 2 from 4 - 9 p.m. The festive event takes place at seven venues along Main Street (Route 109) and the Dwight Derby House on Frairy Street. The Holiday Stroll includes cookie decorating, an outdoor...
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Peak House Sale honors historic Medfield

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By Clare Dealy Hometown Weekly Correspondent For more than 45 years, Medfield Historical Society members have joyously hosted the Peak House Pantry Sale to raise funds to maintain the town’s most historic landmark. This year was no exception. “I’ve been doing this for many years, it’s definitely our biggest fundraiser” said Vicky Fritschi, who celebrated...
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Lion’s Christmas Tree sale to begin

The Medfield Lions Club annual Christmas Tree Sale is coming once again to Main Street. The sale, which runs from November 26 through December 18, has become the club’s principal fundraiser and features freshly-sheared, USDA premium-grade Maine balsam fir Christmas trees. While there are both smaller and a limited number of larger trees, most trees...
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Gillman comes to Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse

The Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse is back at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 26 North Street, Medfield. This month’s Coffeehouse will feature Jackson Gillman. Held on the last Saturday of every month, the Expresso is an opportunity for spoken word artists to share their poetry, stories, and songs. Teens and adults...
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Girls soccer falls in South Finals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield High girls soccer team’s Cinderella run throughout the 2016 MIAA D2 State Tournament came to an end on Monday night at Marciano Stadium in Brockton, as the Warriors (15-4-3) fell to top-seeded Hingham 3-1 in the South Sectional Finals. The loss comes days after the Warriors completed...
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Warriors and Raiders ready to battle

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following their eliminations from the 2016 MIAA South Sectional playoffs, the Dover-Sherborn and Medfield High football teams are slated to take to the gridiron one more time to face one another in their annual rivalry matchup on Thanksgiving at Dover-Sherborn High School on Thursday morning. The Raiders (4-5) are...
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N.C. Wyeth’s legacy explored

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Many modern Needhamites probably think that the only important person to come out of our suburban Boston town is Aly Raisman. While the gymnast is certainly impressive, there is a former star whose fame at the time eclipsed even that of an Olympic athlete. N.C. Wyeth was born in...
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Terrific Toddlers thrive at Needham Library

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Needham Public Library is a popular destination for a wide demographic. High schoolers pile in after school to socialize with their friends while doing homework or to meet with tutors and adults come in to find their next book or to have a quiet place to read. But...
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