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Monthly Archives: December 2018

1A field construction plan unveiled

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30630" align="alignright" width="300"]Gene Bolinger discusses possible changes to his plan. Gene Bolinger discusses possible changes to his plan.[/caption] After extensive studying and planning, Weston & Sampson unveiled their proposed field construction plan for the 1A fields in Walpole and took questions...
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Walpole Co-op Bank, Person of the Year

Since their founding in 1987, The Friends of St. Patrick have been dedicated to helping neighbors and celebrating those who do the same through their annual Person of the Year award and annual luncheon. Recently, the Friends announced a unique and unprecedented choice for the 2019 award recipient – Walpole Co-operative Bank. “We are so proud...
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Rebel hockey opens season 1-1

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_30614" align="alignleft" width="300"]Mike DiCenzo (11) fights off a Mansfield fore-checker and gets the puck up the boards. Mike DiCenzo (11) fights off a Mansfield fore-checker and gets the puck up the boards. [/caption] The Walpole High School varsity...
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Clerici String Quartet wows in Walpole

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30606" align="alignright" width="300"]The quartet bows to a standing ovation. The quartet bows to a standing ovation.[/caption] The Clerici String Quartet gave a performance to audience members at the Italian American club in Walpole on Saturday afternoon. A part of the Carol...
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Zullo Gallery unveils holiday exhibit

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Medfield’s Zullo Gallery Center For the Arts unveiled its holiday pieces this week, but visitors won’t find any Christmas trees, elves or stockings covered in glitter - just reasonably-priced pieces from local Massachusetts artists. [caption id="attachment_30596" align="alignright" width="600"]Medfield’s Tom Cadman provided ceramics, the first ever exhibited at the... 			
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MacTavish, Warrior hockey ready for next step

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite entering the tournament as the No. 8 seed, Medfield High School boys hockey nearly captured the Division II South title last season, winning their way to the sectional finals before falling to No. 3 Plymouth, 6-3. With last season’s tough ending behind them, the Warriors enter 2018-2019 ready to...
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Dover makes care kits for homeless

By Alexander Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter As part of their Dover Unplugged program, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church invited members of the congregation and the greater community to fill over 225 care bags for two Boston homeless shelters this past Friday night. “It’s the giving season” said event organizer Carol Chirico, “and we’ve got the whole community putting...
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Medfielders turn holidays green at library

By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter It goes without saying that Medfield is dreaming of a white Christmas, but at the Public Library on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Medfielders were learning how to make a green one. [caption id="attachment_30591" align="alignleft" width="600"]Bri leads the crew in bag making she called “basically origami.”  Photos by... 			
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Holiday party delights Sherborn seniors

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Even with a well problem shutting down the water inside of Sherborn’s Pilgrim Church, both the holiday spirit and the spirit of giving flowed freely throughout the Sherborn Council on Aging’s Senior Holiday Party on Thursday afternoon. Holiday music played and food was served, but while the meal was tasty and the...
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He Will Indeed be Missed

This Old Town He Will Indeed be Missed In 1651, the first Board of Selectmen in the newly-founded town of Medfield consisted of five of the town’s most respected men: Mr. Ralph Wheelock, Timothy Dwight, Robert Hinsdale, John Frairy and Benjamin Alby. In those early years, the Board of Selectmen consisted of five members elected annually. It...
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Paolatto, Raider hockey ready to impress

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor A new era is underway in Dover-Sherborn. Beginning this 2018-2019 season, the Raiders will be teaming up with Weston High School for a three-town varsity boys hockey program. After a 10-8-2 regular season, DS was awarded the No. 15 seed in Division III South last winter. With several key impact...
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CDC coordinates drive for homeless children

The teachers and families of The Center for the Development of Children (CDC) recently partnered with Horizons for Homeless Children to assist those in need. The mission of Horizons for Homeless Children is to improve the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts and help their families succeed by providing high-quality early education, opportunities for...
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Malik the Magician wows COA

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By Alexander Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday, November 29, the Needham Council on Aging was treated to an afternoon of magic and dry humor by Malik the Magician. With the crowd gently murmuring, a bald man in a black vest – exactly what the mind’s eye conjures when envisioning an act called “Malik the...
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Schmalz, Phelan, Lady-Rockets out to prove

By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off an 11-6-3 season in 2017-2018 that earned them a spot in the Division I state tournament, the Needham High School girls varsity hockey team returns to the ice this season looking to make some noise in the Bay State Conference. The Needham girls will get two shots at...
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Flying, flipping dogs loosed in library

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By Alexander Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter A number of unleashed dogs tore through the Needham Public Library on Tuesday, November 27, leaving children, parents, and staff, shocked and bewildered. With eyes wide and mouths agape, onlookers watched as four barking border collies leapt and sprinted at blurring speeds across the library’s community room. The dog catchers...
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GOTR bring positivity to community

Seeking to bring smiles and positivity to the residents of Needham, the local Needham Girls on the Run (GOTR) team recently donated a Community Impact Rock Garden to the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department. The Rock Garden is made up of nearly 60 rocks, hand-painted by the 15 girls on the team who participated in...
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Troop 62275 Brownies visit science lab

Girl Scout Troop 62275, a 3rd Grade Brownie Troop in Westwood, recently visited the lab of Life Biosciences in Cambridge. The scouts were interested in visiting the lab to learn more about science, see it in action, and talk to a few female scientists about their careers, what they studied, and what they do on a...
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Dalton, Keith, Lady-Wolverines gear up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a 13-6-3 regular season in 2017-2018, the Westwood High girls varsity hockey team is holding themselves to a high standard heading into what appears to be an extremely promising year. Back to lead the Wolverines in 2018-2019 are a trio of senior captains in leading scorer,...
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Murder and intrigue at Westwood Library

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By Alexander Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30529" align="alignright" width="300"]Before the audiences, a grizzly plot unfolds. Before the audiences, a grizzly plot unfolds.[/caption] Last Wednesday, the Westwood Public Library hosted four mystery authors who demonstrated their talent by assembling the plot of a mystery novel on the spot....
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Neil Martino here for a purpose

By Linda Thomas Westwood Hometown Weekly Correspondent A ribbon of tracer fire cut through the night sky over the Green Zone in the middle of Baghdad. It was a black October night in 2005. The air was cool. Bullets were flying everywhere. No one knew where they were coming from. No one knew what was going on. One soldier,...
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