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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Sherborn Scouts to become Eagles

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Boy Scouts of America, Troop 1, Sherborn, is inviting friends and neighbors from Sherborn to attend an Eagle Court of Honor for Theodore Allen Davidson, David Nathaniel Kennan, and Charles Edward Whittlesey. These young men have recently completed all the requirements for the rank of Eagle Scout and will receive the award at...
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Linden fourth in New England, sets DS record

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Dover-Sherborn’s Erik Linden made history on Saturday afternoon while competing in the New England High School indoor track championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Roxbury. Linden, a senior at DSHS, finished fourth in New England in the one-mile race with a personal record and school record-breaking time...
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Wilson’s 26 best Lavanchy, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole and Westwood boys basketball teams took to the hardwood last Tuesday night in the preliminary round of the Division II South Sectionals. The No. 17-seeded Rebels (7-15) entered looking to make some noise under first-year head coach Mike Masto, while the No. 16 Wolverines (10-12)...
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Islington Branch hosts cheesy program

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On February 28, Westwood’s turophiles visited the Islington Branch Library for a special program all about cheese. Joining the cheese lovers for the event was the owner of Roslindale’s Boston Cheese Cellar, Adam Shutes. While many were looking forward to tasting the five cheeses that Adam brought along, they were...
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Residents take guided school tours

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Westwood residents – some with children in the public schools and some without – took part in guided tours of the Deerfield, Hanlon and Sheehan elementary schools last weekend. The tours were coordinated by Superintendent of Schools Emily Parks as part of the District’s efforts to give residents an opportunity to see for...
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WY&FS seeking R.A.Y. nominations

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The Westwood Rotary and Westwood Youth & Family Services Department (WY&FS) are seeking the public’s help to identify young people in our community that have demonstrated a commitment to helping others. They would like to celebrate these individuals by honoring them with the R.A.Y (Recognize-A-Youth) award. Recipients will have distinguished themselves through their initiative...
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Ryan lifts Hawks past Gould, Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 4-3 victory over Framingham in the first round, the No. 1-seeded Wellesley Raiders (16-3-2) hosted the No. 8-seeded Xaverian Hawks on Saturday night at Babson Skating Center for their quarterfinal round matchup in the Division I South playoffs. The Hawks (11-6-5) entered Saturday’s tilt off the...
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Roche, Rebel girls best Klemm, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two teams with aspirations of making a deep tournament run met on Friday night as the No. 7-seeded Walpole Lady-Rebels hosted the No. 10-seeded Needham Rockets in the first round of the Division I South Sectionals. To beat a team once is hard enough; twice is even more...
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Walpole Public Library hosts mystery novelists

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On February 27, authors Hank Phillipe Ryan and Hallie Ephron visited the Walpole Public Library to uncover the mystery behind writing mystery novels. Ryan, an investigative reporter for Channel 7, and Ephron, a former elementary teacher and college professor, are both self-proclaimed late bloomers in the writing world. Ryan and...
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Seniors sit in on volleyball match

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Volleyball isn’t just for summer beach bums. In fact, there are a dozen seniors who skip the bathing suits and sand to play regularly at Walpole’s Council on Aging. However, it isn’t a traditional volleyball match. Instead, the seniors have modified the game to accommodate the abilities of each...
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Camy & David 5K makes donation

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The Camy 5K Run & David 5K Walk, which held its 17th annual event at the Walpole Italian-American Club, recently made donations to the Walpole Community Food Pantry, Walpole Italian-American Club and Society, and the Invensys Foxboro YMCA. “While the turnout for the race was lower than usual because it was on Veterans...
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Wilson’s 26 best Lavanchy, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole and Westwood boys basketball teams took to the hardwood last Tuesday night in the preliminary round of the Division II South Sectionals. The No. 17-seeded Rebels (7-15) entered looking to make some noise under first-year head coach Mike Masto, while the No. 16 Wolverines (10-12)...
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Medfield Library presents ‘The Girl Mirage’

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter “You look like pink,” began Medfield’s Geena Matuson, “The Girl Mirage.” She read her favorite poem, “Pink,” slowly and from memory, keeping her self-published pastel-colored book in her lap. “Like opals and firecrackers. Like words describing translucence the eye cannot capture alone, but can only know exists in theory.” Her...
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Nora Cahill wins Lions Speech Competition

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Nora Cahill, a Kingston resident and a junior at the Montrose School in Medfield, was the winner of the Medfield Lions Club’s annual Youth Speech Competition. Nora went on to place in the top 15 of the statewide competition sponsored by the Lions Clubs of Massachusetts. The competition started last November when high school...
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Putting for Patients coming to MHS

On Sunday, March 18, members of the community and their families will flock to the Medfield High School gymnasium at 1 p.m. to support the Jimmy Fund with Putting for Patients. The event will feature a long putt contest, opportunity drawing, free caricaturist, free face painting, free henna tattoos, photo booth and, of course, an...
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MAP welcomes Marshmallow to Jump Start

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The Medfield Afterschool Program’s (MAP) Jump Start, Kindergarten and First Grade program recently adopted a guinea pig from the Medfield Animal Shelter. The children were very excited to meet the new pet and help give her a new name; after many great suggestions, the children voted, and her name is Marshmallow.   Marshmallow will be...
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Foley, Warrior hockey roll in round-one

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor An 11-5-3 regular season was enough to earn the Medfield High School varsity hockey team the No. 8 seed in the 2017-2018 Division II South Sectionals. Last Wednesday night, the Warriors took to the ice at Pirelli Veterans Arena in Franklin against No. 9 North Attleboro for their...
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