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Monthly Archives: October 2018

United Church members visit border

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday, October 20, Lois and Philip Czachorowski gave a presentation at United Church in Walpole about their trip to the border with Mexico. The church was packed for the lecture, with around 75 people in attendance. Before the talk, the couple explained why the immigration topic is an important...
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BSS holds first Color Fun Run

Blessed Sacrament School held its first ever Color Fun Run on September 21, leaving a trail of bright colors and even brighter grins in its wake. Held at Bird Park in Walpole, the BSS Color Fun Run included a ¼ mile loop for runners to walk or run around. Along the way, over 250 runners ran...
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Evening Garden Club hosting peony presentation

Lovers of peonies are encouraged to put Tuesday, October 30, on their calendars. That’s when the Norwood Evening Garden Club will host Kathleen Gagan, owner of Peony’s Envy Flower Farm in New Jersey. The meeting will be held at 6:45 p.m. at the Carriage House behind the First Baptist Church, 71 Bond Street, Norwood. The...
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White, Rebels outduel Reid, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Friday night at Turco Field saw a constant display of offensive fireworks as the Walpole Rebels (5-2) took on the rival Needham Rockets (5-2) in each team’s regular season finale. Behind huge performances from senior receiver Andrew White (nine catches, 155 yards, two touchdowns), senior safety Ethan Kelley (two...
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Vic Gatto speaks about ‘The Game’

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday, October 18, former Harvard football captain Vic Gatto gave a talk at the Needham Library Community room about the most memorable game in his alma mater’s football history. The lecture was the last of a four-part series on the Beanpot, which is a hockey tournament in New England...
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Needham Antiques Show moves to Eliot School

With construction projects still in progress at Needham High School, the 21st annual Needham Antiques Show will take place in a new venue. This year’s show will be at the John Eliot Elementary School, located at 135 Wellesley Avenue in Needham, on Sunday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees bringing a printed...
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White, Rebels outduel Reid, Rockets

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Friday night at Turco Field saw a constant display of offensive fireworks as the Walpole Rebels (5-2) took on the rival Needham Rockets (5-2) in each team’s regular season finale. Behind huge performances from senior receiver Andrew White (nine catches, 155 yards, two touchdowns), senior safety Ethan Kelley...
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Register of Deeds informs seniors

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, October 17, the Council of Aging hosted a talk at the Center at the Heights featuring Norfolk County Register of Deeds William O'Donnell. Around 36 Needham residents visited the senior center for their monthly breakfast and lecturer. O'Donnell explained why it is important for his office to speak...
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Medfield’s Aucoin a MacArthur Fellow

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Matthew Aucoin, a composer and conductor who graduated in 2008 from Medfield High School, has been named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. In announcing the award, the MacArthur Foundation said that the 28-year-old Aucoin’s work as a composer is “expanding the potential of vocal and orchestral music to convey emotional, dramatic, and literary meaning,'' adding:...
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Girls soccer rolls on Pink Day

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Sporting their alternate pink uniforms as part of their Program Pink Day for breast cancer awareness, the Medfield High School varsity girls soccer team took care of business with a convincing 9-1 victory over Bellingham on Wednesday night. [caption id="attachment_29471" align="alignright" width="300"]Jillian Diliberto (left) fights... 			
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‘Emily’ performed at First Parish

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent On October 19 and 20, the Music and Worship Committee of First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Medfield presented “Emily: A Chamber Opera Based on the Life and Works of Emily Dickinson” by Eva Conley Kendrick, the church’s award-winning director of music. Ms. Kendrick was inspired to research Emily...
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Chowderfest set for November 3

The Medfield Lions' 10th annual Chowderfest is scheduled for Saturday, November 3, at the Center at Medfield, located at 1 Ice House Road. Seven local restaurants/markets will have their signature chowders steaming hot for attendees to sample and then vote for their favorites. IMG_2046 The event runs from...
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Dover’s Kocher setting records at Dartmouth

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Dover native Sophia Kocher is making a name for herself this fall at Dartmouth College, where the sophomore is helping lead the school’s varsity equestrian team and was recently named Dartmouth’s Athlete of the Week. Kocher’s recognition came after she won her Advanced Walk Trot canter class at...
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Sherborn students organize ‘Vote & Donate’

The Sherborn Town Clerk, together with the student directors of the Sherborn Community Center Foundation, will again run their Election Day Food Drive to benefit A Place to Turn in Natick. Collection of non-perishable food items will take place during the Midterm Election, October 22 – November 6, at Sherborn Town Hall. Student Director...
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Caryl Center hosts ukulele class

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter Every Wednesday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the fall, the Caryl Center hosts a ukulele class for seniors. The class consists of around 30 individuals who appear 65 and older. The members pay for the class online and play once a week to improve their use of the...
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Sherborn Library hosts Friendly Witch

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter In the spirit of Halloween, the Sherborn Library hosted a fun performance for the kids by bringing in performer and musician Elaine Kessler. As the Sherborn Library is still under construction, the program was hosted in the nearby Sherborn Community Center. Kessler, also known as the Friendly Witch, has...
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Varriale, Wolverine girls outlast Shue, Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Westwood High School girls varsity soccer team traveled to Dover-Sherborn on Friday afternoon for pivotal mid-season matchup with their TVL rivals. Behind a six-save shutout by senior keeper Anna Varriale, the Wolverines (4-6-2, 4-5-2) earned a big 1-0 victory to remain unbeaten their last three contests (2-0-1),...
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Hale Reservation celebrates 100th anniversary

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter Hale Reservation celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday, October 13, with an all-day, outdoor music festival. Despite the potential for rain, Hale decided to keep the festival outdoors. The day included six different bands, a beer garden, two food trucks, games for the children, and a fire pit. The event...
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‘Frankenstein’ talk raises philosophical questions

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By Katie Hennessey Hometown Weekly Intern The story of Frankenstein is a well-known narrative that is often associated with the image of the monster’s signature bolts through the neck and a menacing, fear-inspiring face. However, delving below the surface of the infamous story reveals a myriad of hidden allegories and dynamics, many of which are...
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Wellesley hosts Songs of East India

By Rama K. Ramaswamy The Wellesley Community Center, along with World Of Wellesley (WOW), recently co-sponsored local artist-vocalist Maitreyee Chakraborty, who led and performed "The Songs of East India" to positive reviews from a diverse audience. This concert was also made possible, in part, by a grant from Wellesley and Natick Cultural Councils. Some attendees confessed...
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