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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Lax rivals share common ground on Comm. Ave.

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The rivalry that the Medfield and Dover-Sherborn High School lacrosse programs share is fierce, to say the least. But not all rivalries have to end in hate. Just ask Medfield’s John MacLean and DS’s Grant Gregory. Following four varsity seasons against one another as members of the Raiders...
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Shaughnessy, your Offensive Player of Year

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was a special season for the Needham High School varsity boys basketball team in 2016-2017. A 16-4 regular season resulted in the No. 3 overall seed in the MIAA South Sectionals, and from there, the Rockets took off, winning four in a row (two on the road),...
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Matter of Balance keeps things level

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter People under a certain age take everyday activities and actions for granted. Jogging, climbing stairs, and even showering are all things that most people don’t actively think about. That is, until they aren’t the simple activities that we once thought them to be. Many of these activities can become...
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Medfield DI teams advance to States

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Congratulations to teams from Wheelock, Dale, Blake and MHS for the excellent showing at the regional Destination Imagination (DI) Tournament held on March 18 at Stoughton High School. In a field of 74 teams including Millis, Franklin and other area towns, four Medfield teams earned top scores and will advance to the DI...
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Breezy March brings Wind Wonders to Library

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Once a month, the Needham Public Library hosts an event for children six and up. This month, Diane Shetler hosted Wind Wonders. “We do something for this age group once a month, and it’s usually different theme. The theme changes but you know, March and wind!” she explained. A...
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Zullo lets kids explore artistically

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Zullo Art Gallery offers a variety of art courses for young art enthusiasts. Starting in February, students in grades one to three participated in a Drawing/Mixed Media course taught by Kurt Johnson. Johnson is a professional artist and storyteller. He also currently teaches at the Medfield After School...
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STEM Expo set for April 8

The Wellesley STEM Expo will be taking place on April 8 at Wellesley High School, and promises to bring science, technology, engineering and math to life. Among the exhibits and their presenters these year are: Robot Zoo Take Control of NASA’s Valkyrie Humanoid Robot (UMass Lowell); Robots that Walk and Run (Boston Dynamics); Tiny Robots, Squishy Robots, and...
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Wellesley Library taps into fun

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter In the area surrounding Wellesley there are numerous farms, including those in Weston, Medfield, and Dover. In the winter months, however, conventional farming is not possible in New England, and the farms must move to other activities to keep busy and to profit. Land’s Sake Farm in Weston adds...
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Wellesley Theatre Project presents ‘Spring Awakening’

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Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) will present the Tony Award-winning rock musical “Spring Awakening” on Friday, March 24; Saturday, March 25; Sunday, March 26; Saturday, April 1; and Sunday, April 2. WTP will mount this fully-staged work in a “blackbox theater” setting within a temporarily transformed Wellesley Community Center, located at 219 Washington Street,...
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‘Art in Nature’ coming to Broadmoor

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From April 2 through April 29, the Wellesley Society of Artists will hold an art exhibit entitled “Art in Nature” at the Mass Audubon’s Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary (280 Eliot Street, Rt. 16, Natick). The exhibit is free and open to the public (Tue-Fri, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sat-Sun, 10:00 a.m. to...
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Sheffield Chamber Players wow in Wellesley

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The Sheffield Chamber Players (SCP) “embody the art of Chamber music,” said one attendee at the Martin residence. Over thirty people gathered in residence of Jennifer and Ansley Martins to garner a listen. The Martins’ new guests and returning fans of SCP lingered long after the finale to personally congratulate the Players’ inspired rendering...
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Fun Run/Fun Fair coming in April

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The Wellesley Community Children’s Center’s 37th annual Fun Run/Fun Fair will take place on Saturday, April 1, from 8:30-12:00 p.m. in the Dorothy Towne Field House of Wellesley College’s Keohane Sports Center. There will be races for children 3-12 years old from 9 a.m. to noon. Race entry fee is $7, $3 for...
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Chryssicas leads Raider lax into battle

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A high bar has been raised by generations of great alumni at Wellesley High when it comes to the school’s varsity lacrosse team. In recent years, WHS has produced an abundance of NESCAC lacrosse talent such as Tim Rahill (2015, Skidmore), T.J. Noonan (2015, Connecticut College), as...
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Olin’s living watercolors

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Olin Art Gallery’s current display features work by Mary Jameson from her Living Watercolors collection. On display until May 15, the works are a beautiful pop of color and art within a school often focused on more technical things. Jameson owns a studio called Saltwater Studios, located in...
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The snow must go on in Needham

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter New Englanders love to brag about how tough they are due to the nature of their harrowing winters. This past winter found many Needhamites unable to brag about their super-human ability to shovel or withstand freezing temperatures, instead offering up unusually mild days, including a few inconceivably balmy days...
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Relay For Life officially kicks off

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Relay For Life has become an institution in Needham, Wellesley and Dedham. This past Sunday, Relay held its Kickoff Event at Kings Bowling in Dedham. Open to anyone and everyone, the event was held to encourage more teams to sign up, to provide a bit of fun for those...
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Gilbert to play Homegrown Coffeehouse

Vance Gilbert will play at the Homegrown Coffeehouse on Saturday, March 25, at 8:00 p.m. An electrifying songwriter and a fearless, compelling performer, Gilbert presents his music with deep humanism and bravery, stunning artistry and soul, and unbridled joy. His tunes are pop-catchy, his lyrics are superbly crafted, his guitar playing is fluid and lyrical, and...
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Lady-Rockets come up just short in finals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was almost the perfect end to the perfect season for the Needham High School girls varsity hockey team on Sunday afternoon in the state championship game at TD Garden in Boston, but the Rockets came up just short in a 3-1 loss at the hands of...
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Bearcats win March Madness Tournament

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The 2017 Needham Basketball Association’s (NBA) Annual March Madness Tournament for 3rd/4th Graders finished up on March 19 with the Bearcats facing the Jayhawks in the Finals. It was a hard-fought game, but the Bearcats were able to hold off a late surge and win 36-28 to culminate an undefeated season....
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Scouting for Food coming March 25

The Needham Scouts will be collecting food for the Needham Community Council Food Pantry on Saturday, March 25. Collection bags will be delivered to as many homes as possible. Residents are asked to have their bags outside their front doors by 8:00 a.m. so that the Scouts can pick them up, and to be as...
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