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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Jones, Rockets drop nail biter to Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s almost impossible for any high school hockey rivalry to match the intensity and animus shared between Needham and Wellesley. On Wednesday, the two arch-enemies faced off for the second and final time this regular season at Babson, as Needham sought to avenge a heartbreaking 4-3 defeat to...
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Gallery students go under the knife

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The Zullo Gallery’s hours may be limited to Saturday and Sunday afternoons, but that doesn’t mean the gallery isn’t busy during the week. Upstairs in the bright open space, the gallery hosts art education classes for both adults and children. One particular class for adults met for the first time...
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Gamers compete at Medfield Library tournament

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter After a long school week, Saturday is the perfect day for students to unwind and decompress. For one particular group of students, that means participating in a Super Smash Bros. tournament at the Medfield Public Library for the chance to win a $25 gift card. While the library isn’t thought...
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Medfield U10 girls win district championship

The Medfield U10 girls hockey team won the district championship last week with a big 2- 0 win over a tough Canton team. The win allows the team to advance to the Massachusetts state championship tournament in March. Pictured from left to right (front row) Alana Dolan, Kamryn Perachi, Maggie Hollander, Jane Daly, Genna McDonald,...
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Middle school cafeteria receiving makeover

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy One of Jill Callahan's favorite quotes is by Pablo Picasso: "art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” It is perhaps also the inspiration underlying her roping in fellow art instructors Jessica Lau and Hillary Sturman to orchestrate a special lesson in two-color design. Callahan is the...
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Raider basketball drops to 8-3

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off the heels of a brief two-game win streak against Milton (78-49) and Medway (60-50), the Wellesley High School boys basketball team dropped a tough one at home on Wednesday night to rival Newton North to fall to 8-3 (4-3 BSC) on the season. Unfortunately for the...
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Wellesley celebrates legacy of MLK

By Rama K. Ramaswamy According to attendees of Wellesley's MLK 2018 events, organized by the World of Wellesley, part of the rationale behind observing this national holiday was to reflect and be inspired by the legacy of the man behind the movement for racial equality. Last week, MLK day had it's intended effect - not only...
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Wellesley Neighbors holding warm winter gathering

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Area seniors who’d like to know more about Wellesley Neighbors (WN) are invited to a warm winter gathering at a member’s home on February 6 at 3 p.m. WN is a social, educational and support organization for couples and singles 55 and above in Dover, Natick, Needham, Wellesley and Weston. For directions to...
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Winter Wednesday bringing fish to library

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On January 31, kids ages 5-10 are invited to explore “Fantastical Fish and Where to Find Them: Watercolors of Tropical Fish by Wellesley’s Sherman Denton.” While his brothers preferred collecting butterflies, Sherman Denton was entranced by fish. Denton traveled around the globe at the turn of the twentieth century to search out and...
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WCS presenting Jan. 27 concert

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The Wellesley Choral Society (WCS) will present the second concert of its 70th anniversary season on Sat., Jan. 27, at 7:00 p.m. at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, 207 Washington Street. The entire concert is dedicated to American song - classical, popular and folk songs. It is entitled "Americana," a theme that the...
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Needham celebrates MLK’s life and work

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On April 4, 1968, the world mourned the loss of Martin Luther King, Jr., a prominent civil rights activist. King’s advocacy of nonviolence and civil disobedience to achieve social justice made large strides in the civil rights movement. We honor Martin Luther King, Jr. each year on the third...
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Rockets cruise by Mustangs, remain unbeaten

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School varsity boys basketball team is proving that last season’s run to the Division I South Sectional crown was no fluke. On Tuesday night, the Rockets (8-0, 5-0) earned a 69-35 victory at home over Norwood to remain unbeaten on the season. Senior forward Will...
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Photojournalist delivers presentation on life’s work

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Perhaps you might not recognize the name Ed Kashi, but if you’ve picked up an issue of National Geographic in the last two decades, you’ve likely seen his work. Kashi is a freelance, award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker, impassioned by the social and political issues upon which his work sheds...
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Needham librarian Rowse honored by MSLA

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The Massachusetts School Library Association has awarded Paige Rowse, School Librarian at Needham High School, the 2018 Web Seal of Excellence Award. A school library's web presence is an important tool for teaching, learning, communication, advocacy, and public relations. This award recognizes excellence in a school library’s use of web tools. The Needham...
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Dahlin playing Homegrown Coffeehouse

Emilia Dahlin is set to play the Homegrown Coffeehouse, located at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church at the corner of Great Plain and Dedham Avenue in Needham center, on Saturday, January 27, at 8:00 p.m. Born on a small farm south of Boston to a musical instrument-collecting father and accordion-playing mother, Emilia was destined for...
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Popiel, Raider hockey climb back to .500

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 1-1 tie with Ashland and a tough 2-0 defeat to rival Holliston, the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity boys hockey team hosted TVL newcomer Dedham last Wednesday night at Chase Arena in Natick. Thanks in large part to a pair of goals by sophomore defenseman Zachary...
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STEAM craft launches afternoon fun

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter One of the very first catapults was invented around 400 BC in Greece to hurl massive objects towards enemies and walls. The brilliant invention is mostly known for its usefulness in siege warfare, having been widely used in the Middle Ages. Even today, though, catapults are still being used,...
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Seniors chow down on ‘Moveable Feast’

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Every month, members of the Dover Council on Aging enjoy an afternoon feast fit for a king. A different church in town hosts the monthly meal, dubbed the “Moveable Feast,” for any of Dover’s seniors to attend. January’s “Moveable Feast” welcomed over a dozen seniors to the Most Precious...
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Sherborn residents quilt for a cause

Sixteen women, including Cris Crawford, Barbie Breer and Sally Demler of Sherborn, gathered together to work on and create handmade quilts at The Power of the Quilt Project's annual MLK Day community service quilt-a-thon at the Unitarian Universalist Area Church, First Parish of Sherborn. All three are members of the church and believe in putting...
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Dover Foundation invites funding requests

The Dover Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1947 to promote community spirit and community service, is best known for the yearly college scholarships it provides to graduating Dover seniors. However, from time to time, the Foundation has funded other important town projects such as equipment for schools, Parks and Recreation, and Scout, choral and...
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