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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Hawks fight cancer, Monturio salvages tie

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two common phrases echoed throughout the halls of Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood are to “be a man of integrity,” and to “respond to the call for help.” On Saturday, the Xaverian varsity hockey team followed both of these directives that are seemingly instilled into every product...
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Islington Branch Library hosts local poet

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter She stood beside one of the large circular tables inside the Islington Branch Library. Behind thick, black-rimmed glasses, her eyes scanned the paper she held before her, occasionally looking up from the page to make eye contact with the audience. As she read the words on the page out loud, the...
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Westwood’s Haak plays Carnegie Hall

William Haak, a seventh grader at Thurston Middle School in Westwood, performed at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York on Saturday, January 27, as a second-place winner of the Crescendo International Competition. He performed the Grand Valse Brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 18, by Frederic Chopin. He will be performing for...
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O’Neil, Raiders fight off McInerny, Rebels

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Bay State Conference-leading Wellesley Lady-Raiders welcomed in rival Walpole to Babson Skating Center last Wednesday evening for their lone meeting of 2017-2018. After falling behind 1-0, the Raiders (11-2-2, 6-0-1) scored three straight and held off a late push by the Rebels (6-5-2, 3-3-1) to remain unbeaten...
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TPC introduces classical Indian dance

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On February 2, the Wellesley Council on Aging welcomed Jeyanthi Ghatraju to the Tolles Parsons Center to educate the seniors on classical Indian dance and give a demonstration. Jeyanthi has made it her mission to perform for charity and the underprivileged. She practices Bharatanatyam, a genre of classical dance, around...
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Chamber Players wow Wellesley Neighbors

The Wellesley Chamber Players (WCP) performed a concert at one of the Wellesley Neighbors’ (WN) homes last January. This concert was organized by Maureen Donlon, program coordinator of the Wellesley Neighbors, at the house of Ruth and Will Breden. The program included Mozart’s Sonata for Piano and Violin in D major, K. 306, Beethoven’s Variations...
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Mass Hort hosting school garden conference

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The Massachusetts Horticultural Society has announced that Jess Bloomer, deputy director at Groundwork Somerville, will be this year's keynote speaker at their fourth annual school garden conference. Bloomer will kick off the day featuring break-out sessions that will cover topics such as garden planning and maintenance, garden classroom management, curriculum connections, and using...
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Library workshop tinkers with STEAM

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter When the Medfield Public Library opened their STEAM Room in the fall of 2017, they also opened a door of unlimited possibilities for classes and educational opportunities. To utilize the STEAM Room’s high-performance 3D printer, the library hosted a 3D design workshop for students. Five children joined circulation supervisor Matt...
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Not guilty plea in 109 crash

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An Upton man entered a plea of not guilty in Dedham District Court last Monday to charges arising from a fatal crash on Rte. 109 in Medfield on November 28, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey. Andrew Holman, 41, of Mechanic Street in Upton entered pleas of not guilty to Motor...
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Speed skater Letai representing Team USA

U.S. Speedskating has named Julie Letai to the Short Track Junior World Team. A senior at Medfield High School, 17-year-old Letai will represent the USA at the Junior World Cup in Poland this March. The ladies' team includes Letai, 2018 Olympian Maame Biney, and two other teenagers from Maryland and California. Letai recently won the...
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MacTavish, Warriors upend rival Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 2-2 tie back on December 29, the Medfield High and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School boys varsity hockey teams met for the second and final time in 2017-2018 on Wednesday night at Pirelli Veterans Arena in Franklin. The Warriors (10-2-2, 9-2-2) entered Wednesday’s rubber match with the...
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MFi opens volunteer award nominations

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Do you know someone in Medfield who volunteers countless time and energy to a worthy community cause or initiative? If so, now is your chance to recognize that person as part of the Medfield Foundation (MFi) volunteer awards. Anyone interested in submitting a nomination for one of the 2018 Medfield Foundation volunteer awards...
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Parks & Rec donates to Food Cupboard

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Continuing a holiday tradition at the Pfaff Community Center, the Medfield Parks & Recreation Department welcomed Santa Claus to town on Saturday, Dec. 2 as part of a fundraiser for the Medfield Food Cupboard. At this annual event, families came to meet Santa, have pictures taken with him, allowed kids to share their Christmas...
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