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Monthly Archives: May 2017

‘Bridging Memories Through Art’ on display

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Westwood Library, while already a lovely space, always augments its value through wonderful exhibits in the main hall. From April 4 to April 30, the exhibit on display was “Bridging Memories Through Art,” featuring 50 works of art as well as an explanation of the benefits of art therapy. These...
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Lions host Daddy/Daughter Dance

The Lions Club of Westwood recently held their annual Daddy/Daughter Dance fundraiser at the First Baptist Church Hall. Over 100 attended with their daughters, granddaughters and nieces to spend an evening dancing to DJ Brad Baldwin, joining in the raffle table, while creating memories and strengthening important relationships. The Lions continue to foster a great sense...
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Westwood Artists display at Frame Studio

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Despite the rain, crowds still showed up to support members of Westwood Artists, who were invited to show their work at Frame Studio in honor of their first anniversary. Westwood Artists are a community of artist living and working in Westwood, and have a gallery space in the Westwood Media Center on...
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Letter carriers to stamp out hunger

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On Saturday, May 13, the 25th annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive will take place in Westwood, and local volunteers are hoping everyone on their postal routes will participate. “This is the largest one-day food drive in the country,” says Jack Curran, Vice-President of Local 742 of the National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO) and...
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Kitchen continues dominance at Rochester

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor On March 11, Westwood resident and University of Rochester (NY) senior Samantha Kitchen won All-American status in the indoor mile at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track National Championships at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Kitchen’s efforts throughout the course of the 2016-2017 regular season as well as her...
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Westwood takes indoor soccer victories

The fourth and third-grade boys indoor soccer teams of Westwood took first and second, respectively, at the season playoffs at Forekicks in Norfolk. The playoffs were held on April 9, and the teams are a combination of the Westwood elementary schools....
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Westwood Squirts win championship

Coming off a double-overtime game to defeat Tri-County in the semi-finals, the Westwood Squirts went on to win their championship game by a score of 4-2 over Duxbury. An empty-netter with a minute left sealed the victory. The championship-winning Westwood Squirts are (front row:) John Quinn. (Row 2:) PJ O’Donnell, Travis Engel, Luke Barley, Jack Nozzolillo....
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Hanley Ramirez greets Needham Little Leaguers

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On Sunday, April 30, Needham Baseball & Softball celebrated its opening day with a parade and festivities. And they got some special help from a uniquely qualified individual. Boston Red Sox DH/1B Hanley Ramirez, fresh off from hitting a mammoth, 463-foot home run less than 24 hours before, was in Needham to share the...
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Mastrobuono, Raider lax battle Medfield in rain

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite a malfunctioning scoreboard, the stadium lights flickering on and off throughout the game, and some harsh rain, the Medfield and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity lacrosse teams renewed their intense rivalry and delivered an action-packed grudge match on Tuesday night at MHS. The Warriors (5-2, 4-0) were...
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Cahill, Nevins propel Warriors past Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite a malfunctioning scoreboard, the stadium lights flickering on and off throughout the game, and some harsh rain, the Medfield and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity lacrosse teams renewed their intense rivalry and delivered an action-packed grudge match on Tuesday night at MHS. The Warriors (5-2, 4-0) were...
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Youth Services honors outstanding seniors

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter High school seniors are some of the busiest people in society. Not only are they active in school - taking classes and doing all the work that goes along with that - but throughout the first part of the year, they are working on college applications and their future...
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Beers for Books more than a fundraiser

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter On April 27, the basement of the American Legion was bustling with activity. The sounds of a live band reverberated through the walls, while the vague chatter of people having a great time were just about audible above the drums. Inside, all of this merriment was due to the...
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Friends Bookstore moving on up

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff This May, the Medfield Memorial Public Library will welcome a new addition to the Jane Archer Room. The space commonly referred to as ‘the open area with chairs and a table across from the elevator’ is the new home to the Friends of the Library (FOL) Bookstore, serving the...
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Dover explores water conservation

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, Aril 26, the Friends of the Dover Council on Aging hosted the first of a series of four Lifetime Learning classes surrounding the topic of water. The overall series is “The Importance of Water Conservation: Are Our Wells Still Viable?” This first lecture was called “Your Drinking...
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Sixth grader Kendall takes equestrian honors

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Taylor Kendall, a sixth grade student at Dover Sherborn Middle School, competed in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Hunt Seat National Finals on April 21 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. Taylor rides on the Middle School IEA team at August Farm in Holliston, coached by Dani White. This is Taylor’s first...
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Keeping up with Medfield

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The town of Medfield is never a dull place, and no one knows that better than Mike Sullivan, the Town Administrator. Recently, Sullivan was the guest on Medfield TV’s “Happenings in Medfield with Ann Thompson.” There were several areas of interest that Thompson discussed with Sullivan, but the main...
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Papantoniou is April RAY of Hope

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Needham High School senior Eva Marie Papantoniou has been named April's RAY of Hope. Papantoniou has been a volunteer in several Needham Youth Services programs, in particular the VIP mentoring program. “She has made an individual impact in the life of the child she mentors, as she has been a weekly positive influence and...
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Artist Wollak’s work displayed at Medfield TV

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff Upon entering The Gallery at Medfield TV, one is immediately swept into a palette of soft colors and imagery ranging from ships to flowers to Native American vision quests. The watercolor works of the late artist Catherine Wollak (1931-2015) adorn the space and instantly create a peaceful atmosphere. Coordinated...
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McEvoy, Shaver lead Rocket lax over Rebels

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The class of Bay State Conference boys lacrosse met on a rain-soaked Turco Field on Tuesday night as the Walpole Rebels (7-1) faced off against the Needham Rockets (6-2) in a battle of two heavyweight programs. Behind an incredible effort in net from Austin Shaver (14 saves), a four-goal performance...
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