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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Medfield friends raise Youth Outreach funds

Every year in December, there is a cheerful get-together in a beautifully decorated home with the goal to raise money for the Medfield Youth Outreach Program. Carol Bergenheim is the initiator and heart of this event, which is now in it’s 14th year. She started out together with Stacey Barone, Carol Lane and later Diane Lucchesi....
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Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse’s New Year’s party

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The Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse is an opportunity for spoken word artists to share their poetry, stories, and songs. New Year’s Eve will be a special coffeehouse, featuring international folk dancing with The Larger Circle Band. The Larger Circle Band was formed about a year ago when members of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church...
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Foscaldo takes coaching honor

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Each year, the MBCA Presidential Service Award is given to a deserving person that has given a great deal to the game of basketball. Ken Foscaldo has been a supporter of youth basketball for over 40 years. Tom Cavanaugh, President of the MBCA was first introduced to Ken in the summer of 1974...
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Warrior basketball prevails in grudge match

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s always a great atmosphere when two arch rivals such as Medfield and Dover-Sherborn meet on any playing surface, but Thursday night’s pre-holiday grudge match on the basketball court was a classic bout in a playoff-like atmosphere, with fans from both sides filling the gym at Medfield High...
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Medfield seniors enjoy annual Christmas party

On Sunday, December 11, over 180 Medfield seniors gathered at Legion Hall to celebrate the season with good cheer and fellowship provided by the Medfield American Legion, the Medfield Lions, the Medfield Sportsman’s Club, the Medfield Council on Aging and F.O.S.I. Happy seniors were greeted by the Lions and then entertained with holiday music provided by...
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Dover-Sherborn bid 2016 adieu

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As a calendar year closes, an opportunity for reflection and remembrance opens. 12 Months. 52 weeks. 366 days (lest we forget, 2016 was a leap-year). Countless stories of highs and lows, victories and defeats, occasions of joy and sadness. Even the smallest and sleepiest of towns could fill thick tomes with their comings and...
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Sherborn Library moves to Community Center

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Sherborn Library is a place for all to enjoy. There are plentiful activities and events for children, books and movies for adults – it is truly a community destination. Currently, the Library is moving across the street to the Community Center so that it can undergo renovations to...
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Sherborn Brain Busters take robotics honors

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The Sherborn-based Brain Busters team recently took the top score in the 2016 FLL Robotics competition in Worcester. The Brain Busters team is comprised of Ryan Bendremer (12), Joseph Jia (11), Zachary Szeto (13), and Riya Bahadur (12). During the Regional competition, the team also won the Last Robot Standing Award, competing against...
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Raider basketball battles in grudge match

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s always a great atmosphere when two arch rivals such as Medfield and Dover-Sherborn meet on any playing surface, but Thursday night’s pre-holiday grudge match on the basketball court was a classic bout in a playoff-like atmosphere, with fans from both sides filling the gym at Medfield High...
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Musical inclinations

On Saturday, November 19, fourteen Dover-Sherborn High School students auditioned for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association Eastern District Senior Festival. The following students were selected to participate in the Festival to be held on January 6-7, 2017 at Boston Latin School: (From Left to Right) David Kennan - Band, Hannah Szeto - Band, Isabel Tate...
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Two pedestrians struck over holiday week

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Pedestrians were struck by vehicles in two separate occurrences last week, shocking the town. The first incident occurred on December 20, when Needham Police and Fire reported to a report of a collision by Webster and Powers Street. Upon arrival, they noted a vehicle had struck a pedestrian, driven through a fence, and struck...
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Xaverian hoop strong in opener

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley and Xaverian Brothers High School varsity basketball teams tipped off their seasons last Wednesday night in Westwood with a non-conference matchup. Both teams traded blows throughout, but it was the Hawks who pulled away late and came out with the 50-29 victory to start the season...
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Westwood signs Community Compact

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter This past Tuesday, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito arrived at the Westwood Public Library to sign the 245th Community Compact in the Commonwealth. These compacts are a tool the Baker/Polito administration utilizes to strengthen the partnership between cities and towns and the Commonwealth. “This was the governor’s very first executive...
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COA Holiday Party dazzles

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The last holiday event the Westwood Council on Aging hosted was as festive as they come. Their Thanksgiving Luncheon was decorated to the nines, the hall filled to what seemed like capacity. However, the annual Holiday Party proved that the COA is never to underestimated when it comes to...
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Boys hockey nabs first win

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The Westwood High School Varsity Hockey team is back at it, and this year’s group is showing promise. The Wolverines secured their first win of the season last Wednesday evening, a 3-1 victory against TVL foe Bellingham. [caption id="attachment_15508" align="alignright" width="251"]Sophomore Cal Guarino (14) defends as coaches and teammates look on. Read more

Holiday Basketball Tournament upcoming

Westwood High School Boys Basketball will be hosting the Second Annual Winter Holiday Tournament on December 29 and 30 at Westwood’s Bader Gymnasium. Day 1 action starts on Thursday at 5 p.m. with the Hingham Harbormen taking on the Walpole Rebels. At 7 p.m., the Westwood Wolverines will be hosting the Foxboro Warriors. On Friday,...
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Wellesley LEGO teams advance to States

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by Rama K. Ramaswamy FIRST LEGO League, a featured participant at the Wellesley STEM Expo 2014-15 and the one coming up on April 8, encourages volunteer parent-coaches, regardless of their expertise, to set up teams of children. The children will lead, apply what they know, discover new and unique solutions and direct their own...
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Jazz Band Orchestra plays State House

By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Jazz Band and Orchestra recently performed, the latter at the State House downtown. The Monday Jazz Band performed 4 pieces: “Perdido,” “Cantaloupe Island,” “Happy,” and “Caribbean Dance.” The songs are a mix of various styles from swing, rock, funk, and Afro-Cuban. According to Dave Adams, who conducts the Wellesley Middle School...
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Bag reduction bylaw takes effect in 2017

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Keeping up with the growing trend of being “green,” Wellesley has joined over 20 Massachusetts communities that have banned the use of plastic carryout/shopping bags. The bag ban was proposed back in September of 2015, after the Wellesley Recycling and Disposal facility stopped collecting plastic bags for recycling. The ban, which...
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Holiday Junction celebrates season at Faber’s

In late November of 2005, the Wellesley Historical Society’s Holiday Junction first appeared in the windows of Faber’s Rug Co. on Central Street, and it has been there ever since. [caption id="attachment_15474" align="alignright" width="500"] Bob Faber, left, of Faber’s Rug. Co. with Allan Cook, whose train layout is at the heart of Holiday... 			
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