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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Sherborn COA thanks first responders

The Sherborn Council on Aging was pleased to invite the Sherborn Police, Fire and Emergency Services personnel to a very special breakfast “in appreciation for your service” on Monday, June 18, at Pilgrim Church. The morning event gave the seniors, town officials and the community an opportunity to stop by and say "thank you" to...
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Sixth graders show off civ projects

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Sixth graders at Dover Sherborn Middle School had an opportunity to show the different skills and knowledge they have acquired this past year when they displayed their civilization design presentations last Monday. The project used the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) educational approach. Cathy Simino, an art teacher...
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The story of Sherborn’s famous outlaw

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent The stories of the old west have captured the interest of Americans for years. Some of us grew up watching “Little House on the Prairie.” Others watched the Clint Eastwood classics. The stories of cowboys and criminals have been a fascination for decades. These stories usually take place in...
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Raider lax just short in state final

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_27055" align="alignleft" width="200"]Junior midfielder Matt Paolatto (27) corrals a pass and heads across midfielder on a clear. Junior midfielder Matt Paolatto (27) corrals a pass and heads across midfielder on a clear. Photos by Michael Flanagan[/caption] After putting away...
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Seniors enjoy COA BBQ

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter The Council on Aging kicked off the summer with a barbecue last Wednesday at the Senior Center in Westwood. This is the fifth year in which the barbecue luncheon has taken place at the center. The food and entertainment were provided by the The Ellis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center,...
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PMC riders raise cancer funds, awareness

By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Children, parents and volunteers were up early on Sunday morning riding their bicycles at Martha Jones Elementary School to support Westwood’s 11th annual PMC Kids Ride. IMG_2166 PMC Kids Rides, which began as a grassroots effort in 1998, has raised more than $8 million...
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Raiders outlast Hawks in Sectionals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The last time Wellesley and Xaverian baseball met back on May 30 in Westwood, 19 runs were scored in an offensive showcase. The Raiders earned a big 11-8 victory. On Thursday, the No. 3 Raiders (15-5) took on the No. 7 Hawks (12-8) in the semifinal round of...
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Deehan’s overtime heroics best Foley, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite being without one of their senior leaders and top goal-scorers in Darragh Fahey (broken thumb), the No. 3 Walpole Rebels put together one of their best efforts of the season last Wednesday night against the No. 2 and Connor Deehan-led Westwood Wolverines in the Division II Central/East...
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Wellesley kids act out picture book

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By Emily Greffenius Hometown Weekly Intern On the afternoon of June 14th, 16 kids from kindergarten through third grade gathered in the Wakelin Room at the Wellesley Free Library for “Picture Book Theater,” a workshop at which the children read a picture book and then, just one hour later, bring that story to life as...
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WHS closes season with ‘Metamorphosis’

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent WHS ended the 2017-2018 performing arts season with four performances of “Metamorphosis,” a show that put a modern twist on ancient Greek mythology and fables. [caption id="attachment_26987" align="alignleft" width="400"]Photos by Kate Hall Photos by Kate Hall
[/caption] To begin the process,...
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Historical Society enjoys A Spring Celebration

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Over 170 Wellesley Historical Society members and guests gathered at the Wellesley Country Club on Thursday evening, June 7, for their annual fundraiser, A Spring Celebration. The dinner honored Joseph Grignaffini and family for their time-honored commitment and service to the town and the Wellesley Historical Society. Acting President Jared Parker and Executive...
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Raiders outlast Hawks in Sectionals

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The last time Wellesley and Xaverian baseball met back on May 30 in Westwood, 19 runs were scored in an offensive showcase. The Raiders earned a big 11-8 victory. On Thursday, the No. 3 Raiders (15-5) took on the No. 7 Hawks (12-8) in the semifinal round of...
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JMS conducts Battle of the Books

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Students at Johnson Middle School (JMS) participated in the 8th annual Battle of the Books competition on May 31. There were seventeen teams this year. Each team is made up of four to six students who read as many books as they can from a list of 25. Teams have been preparing for the...
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Hope turns 100

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter IMG_2275 At Walpole Senior Center, friends and family of Hope Keyes gathered together to wish the Walpole native a happy 100th birthday last Monday. When Hope was born back on June 11, 1918, World War One was still raging in Europe, prohibition...
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Elm Street School holds Field Day

Another successful Field Day was held at Elm Street School in Walpole, MA. In addition to the inflatable obstacle course, Survivor Dad Trail, and DJ/cookout, which are legacies to this special event, members of the community were invited to participate in the school’s annual school Field Day. Peter Armstrong from the Walpole FD arrived in a...
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Deehan’s overtime heroics best Foley, Rebels

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite being without one of their senior leaders and top goal-scorers in Darragh Fahey (broken thumb), the No. 3 Walpole Rebels put together one of their best efforts of the season last Wednesday night against the No. 2 and Connor Deehan-led Westwood Wolverines in the Division II Central/East...
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Nissen, D’Addesio win Melick Awards

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Each May at Town Meeting, the Melick Foundation presents the Richard Patton Melick Award. Every recipient demonstrates a generous volunteer spirit which contributes to the quality of life in Needham. This year’s winners were Kathryn D’Addesio and Suzanne Nissen. Additionally, in 2010, the Melick Foundation established an annual $2,500 scholarship for a Needham High School...
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Needham High Speech and Debate excels

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Xenophobia. Term limits in Washington. “My Year of Saying Yes to Everything.” These were some of the topics Needham High School students broached in the past year on Needham High’s Speech and Debate team. Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, the Speech and Debate team fiercely contended in about 20 interscholastic competitions,...
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Needhamites attend TMAC meeting

By Matt Liberman Hometown Weekly Intern In a town where 27 percent of the population is below 18 years old, safety on the roads is paramount. On June 13 the Needham Traffic Management Advisory Committee (TMAC) discussed a new town-wide traffic study that will begin the week after July 4. Originally focused just on school zones, the...
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Sharton, Rocket baseball take the South

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Looking at the Division I South bracket from afar, the favorites to come out on top before the sectional began earlier this June were No. 3 and defending Eastern Mass champs Wellesley, No. 2 Brockton, and No. 1 Plymouth North. After both Plymouth North and Brockton failed to...
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