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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Walpole’s Susi trusts her gut

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By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent She knew it was cancer even before the doctor told her. She wasn’t surprised. She wasn’t scared. She just knew. “I knew that I wasn’t going to die,” she said. “I simply asked God what I was being shown.” For Joanne Susi, a 69-year-old Walpole mother of three, she knew everything...
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Outstanding ‘Little Mermaid’ presented in Needham

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Needham Community Theatre presented a top-notch production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” from November 16–25 at the Newman Elementary School Auditorium in Needham. The audience was indeed fortunate to see this fantastic production, which offered outstanding singing and acting, in addition to exciting sound and lighting effects. Read more

Needham Lights makes spirits bright

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Continuing its 64-year tradition, Needham illuminated the town common - and its legendary Blue Tree - on Saturday. This year’s event, the first under the auspices of the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, featured WCVB’s Julie Loncich, performers from the Plugged In band program, and of course, Santa Claus, among other visitors. Special thanks to...
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Needham’s Cuddy organizing Shoebox holiday drive

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Julia Cuddy is a 17-year-old senior at Needham High School. Last year, she was chosen to as the Boston Coordinator for The Shoebox Project for Shelters. The Shoebox Project for Shelters is a public charity that collects and distributes gifts in the form of shoeboxes to women who are homeless or at risk...
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Chmielewski, Needham hockey ready up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After making it to the South semifinals of the Division I Tournament last season, the Needham High School hockey team is holding themselves to some high standards heading into 2018-2019. Leading the Rockets this season will be a trio of senior captains in forward Tom Chmielewski, forward Sam Rutter,...
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CATH hosts vernal pool discussion

By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday, November 19, the Center at the Heights hosted a presentation by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary on vernal pools. A worker for Mass Audubon and the speaker for the presentation, Joy Marzolf, explained that a vernal pool is an area of water which serves as a home for many different...
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