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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Zajec, Raiders earn statement win

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two teams fighting for spots in the Super Eight met on Wednesday afternoon in Westwood as the Catholic Conference champion Xaverian Hawks welcomed the defending Division I Eastern Mass champion Wellesley Raiders. With the tournament just about a week away, a win for either the Raiders (15-5) or Hawks (12-8)...
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WMS students present to seniors

Students from Wellesley Middle School recently shared some of their work with a group of seniors at the Tolles Parsons Center. The students presented videos they had created for a 6th grade social studies project on comparative world religions. Four student groups explained the guiding questions they formulated, the research they conducted, and the logistics...
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Mastrobuono, Raiders set to defend sectional crown

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Division III Central/East Sectional in boys lacrosse has simply belonged to DS in recent years. The 2018 Dover-Sherborn senior class knows nothing but winning the sectional title after reigning as champions each of the last four years. This season, DS enters as the No. 2 seed in...
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Class of 2018 continues tea tradition

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The end of the school year is an undoubtedly exciting time for Medfield High’s seniors. Between committing to a college or making plans for post-graduation life, getting ready for prom, and, of course, preparing to walk at graduation, the class of 2018 seems to be equally as busy as...
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Medfield pays homage at Baxter Park

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter It’s not uncommon to run into a bit of traffic at the junction of routes 109 and 27 in Medfield. While sitting at the intersection, waiting for the light to turn green, many will notice the grassy field and stone memorial on Baxter Park. While they may wonder about...
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MHS Jazz prepares Doug Olsen farewell

The Medfield community will have one last chance to catch Music Director Doug Olsen leading the award-winning Medfield High School Jazz Band and wish him farewell at the June 14 MEMO concert, 6 to 8 p.m., on the Common by the Gazebo and library. After nearly 25 years, Olsen will be departing at the end...
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MTA, School Committee announce new agreement

The Medfield School Committee and the Medfield Teachers Association (MTA) have finalized a new four-year agreement. Both sides say the new agreement will bring stability to the district. After about eight weeks of negotiations, a tentative agreement between the two parties was reached on April 5. On May 4, the MTA voted overwhelmingly in favor of...
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Conner Jahn is May RAY of Hope

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Conner Jahn has been named the May 2018 RAY of Hope recipient by Needham Youth & Family Services. Conner is a senior at Needham High School. He was nominated by Karen Mullen for the work he does in SALSA (Students for Life without Substance Abuse). “I have known Conner Jahn for three years. Conner...
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Lady-Rockets set to defend title

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2017 season brought about a storybook ending for the Needham High School girls varsity lacrosse team, as the Rockets defeated Longmeadow, 8-5, at BU to claim the Division I state championship. This season, Needham enters the tournament looking to defend their title, but will do so with a...
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James Delaney remembered with bridge dedication

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On May 29, members of the community gathered at the top of Needham’s PTC parking garage overlooking the Kendrick Street Bridge. Within an hour’s time, the bridge would officially have a new name: the James J. Delaney II, USMC Veterans Memorial Bridge. “Jim was a longtime Needham resident,” Bill Topham,...
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HOPE Blooms fundraiser a success

On Saturday, May 5, Circle of Hope held its second annual spring fundraiser, HOPE Blooms, to raise money to support their work on behalf of homeless individuals and families in Boston and Metro West. One hundred and forty guests came together to welcome spring and celebrate a record-breaking year of support for the homeless children,...
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Powisset Farm serves up brunch

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter If you’ve ever wondered how to make the perfect meal, you might want to befriend some of the seniors in Dover and Westwood who frequently participate in the in the “Powisset Cooks!” program at Powisset Farm. These Council on Aging members have honed their knife skills, refined their palates,...
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Dover pays respects to town’s veterans

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Although Dover is a small town, many of its citizens have served for our country. On May 30, members of the community gathered in front of Town Hall to pay their respects to the men and women of Dover - and from all around the country - who lost...
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Med-lax gears up for tournament

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor For the last decade, Medfield High School boys lacrosse has been the cream of the crop in Division II Central/East. The 2018 Medfield senior class has done nothing but win on the lacrosse field, as the seniors currently rostered have taken home the Central/East sectional crown each of...
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Noanet Woodlands updates parking, dog policies

As the busy summer season kicks off at Trustees parks, woodlands, farms, historic homesteads and gardens, and beaches around the state, the statewide nonprofit has announced some important changes taking place at its Noanet Woodlands property in Dover. Effective as of June 15, in line with many properties across the state, a parking kiosk will be...
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Powisset Farm serves up brunch

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter If you’ve ever wondered how to make the perfect meal, you might want to befriend some of the seniors in Dover and Westwood who frequently participate in the in the “Powisset Cooks!” program at Powisset Farm. These Council on Aging members have honed their knife skills, refined their palates, and, most...
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Thurston Middle School gives spring concert

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The auditorium grew loud as families found their seats, chatting with one another and greeting fellow parents around them. The stage was empty, save for a piano, a drum set, and the risers, which spread across the length of the stage. The lights soon dimmed, and dozens of students, dressed in...
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Deerfield Outdoor Classroom awarded MAC grant

The Deerfield School was recently the recipient of a $1000 grant from the Massachusetts Agricultural in the Classroom (MAC) mini-grant program. The grant was awarded specifically to two projects conceptualized by Jennie Goosen, master gardener and a Deerfield parent. One of the projects that is currently being implemented, the Three Sisters Garden project, ties directly...
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Raiders outlast Cassidy, Hawks

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two teams fighting for spots in the Super Eight met on Wednesday afternoon in Westwood as the Catholic Conference champion Xaverian Hawks welcomed the defending Division I Eastern Mass champion Wellesley Raiders. With the tournament just about a week away, a win for either the Raiders (15-5) or Hawks (12-8)...
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