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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Wingate hosts first annual Food Festival

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Incredible smells wafted from the Wingate Independent Residences, foreshadowing the incredible tastes to follow inside. A harpist sat in the corner setting the scene for an afternoon of delicious treats and community mingling. Maria Lastoria, the Executive Director, said “This is our first annual Wingate Food Festival. All of...
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Junior Rockets go 2-2 at Natick

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Needham traveled to Natick in week eight with two playoff spots up for grabs. The Junior Rockets finished the day at 2-2 in the competitive brackets with B Squad advancing to the Bay State Conference semifinals next weekend. A Squad – Natick 38, Needham 16 – The grade eight Jr. Rockets finished their season...
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Catching up with Needham’s writing King

By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff When Homer Simpson appeared on “The Simpsons” a few weeks ago holding a “Needham’s Best” beer, it was apparent that a local hand was at work. That hand, Dave King, who has worked as a writer on “Parks and Recreation” and “Workaholics,” among other comedies, is a Needham native. Hometown Weekly was...
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Medfield’s Higgins spreads message of hope

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff When Medfield’s David Higgins speaks, it is in intense bursts, punctuated by quiet moments of reflection. It is as though all that Mr. Higgins has experienced is demanding to be heard, but cannot possibly do so without proper processing time. Given exactly what he has experienced, both positive and...
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Volleyball sweeps Bellingham on Senior Night

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Last Monday, the Medfield High girls volleyball team took to their home floor for the final time in the 2016 regular season against TVL opponent Bellingham. As part of Senior Night, the Warriors (15-5, 14-1) honored their five members of the Medfield High class of 2017 before the...
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A Pilgrimage to Rocky Woods

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff On a Wednesday morning, Medfield's Rocky Woods Reservation is like many other nature preserves in the state. The parking lot is dotted with the vehicles of dog-walkers and casual hikers. A canopy of pines covers one's path into the forest. It is quiet, save the occasional songbird. Suddenly, you catch...
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Dover Library celebrates Diwali with henna

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter There are two sides to Nimmi Sehgal: one is a bubbly, infectiously happy woman, overflowing with energy. The other is a calm, graceful, soothing artist. The henna tattoo artist, who has been practicing henna for over 35 years, switches between these two modes faster than you can blink. At...
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Charles River School opens Wetlands Lab

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On Saturday morning, October 22, members of the Dover Conservation Commission, local Selectmen, a representative from the Audubon society and members of the Charles River School community gathered to mark the official opening of the Wetlands Laboratory. As the gold ribbon across the entrance was cut, children and adults clad in rain boots...
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Classical Indian dancers celebrate Dover Diwali

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The most striking things about the Indian dance performance that the Dover Library held in honor of Diwali were the lurid colors and the shaking of ankle bells. Even before entering the room, a gorgeous cacophony of bells hit your ears. Worn on the ankles of each performer, the...
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Football drops playoff match

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Dover-Sherborn High football team suffered a tough 34-0 defeat at the hands of third-seeded Archbishop Williams (5-2) in the first round of the Division 3A South Sectional Playoffs. A stout first-quarter defensive effort by the Raiders (3-5, 1-4) proved not to be enough as the Bishops scored...
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