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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Warriors, Wolverines skate to tie

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two old TVL rivals met on the ice at Pirelli Arena in Franklin on Saturday afternoon as the Medfield High boys varsity hockey team hosted Westwood. Thanks to some stellar goaltending on both ends by Medfield’s Mason Matthew and Westwood’s Ben Goodrich, the teams were able to garner a...
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Downey School webcast inspires thousands

Teaching children to be inclusive and compassionate is an ongoing mission in the Westwood Public Schools. When educators at the Downey School had the chance to make those principles resonate with the help of technology, a picture book and a dog, they seized the opportunity. “This all stemmed from our ‘Same and Different’ curriculum, which...
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Historical Society prepares move to new home

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter After nearly 45 years in its current residence, the Wellesley Historical Society will begin moving into its new home at 320 Washington Street in the spring of 2019. Currently residing in the Dadmun-McNamara House just off Route 9, the Historical Society and its boundless collections of Wellesley town, club and...
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Rotarians hosting Rick Cram

The Rotary Club of Wellesley is set to host Rick Cram on January 22. Rick Cram equips leaders and their teams with proven strategies to successfully lead themselves and others through change. Based on over 30 years of consulting for hundreds of companies and speaking at 1,000 events, he found that the people who plan to...
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Tigers outlast injury-struck Raiders

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After having their five-game win streak to start the 2018-2019 snapped by Brookline on Tuesday night, the Wellesley High boys basketball team returned home to square off against rival Newton North on Friday. Unfortunately, the injury bug has ravaged the Raiders (5-2, 3-2) over the last few weeks,...
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Library Friends host annual meeting

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The Friends of the Walpole Public Library held their annual meeting in December with Dr. John Warren, Archivist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as keynote speaker. President Philip Czachorowski summarized the year and recognized retiring officers and board members, as well as the ongoing work of volunteers. Sally Rose was reelected as treasurer...
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Walpole merciful in win over Wellesley

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31195" align="alignleft" width="300"]Wellesley senior captain Hudson Sewall works for the takedown. Wellesley senior captain Hudson Sewall works for the takedown.[/caption] In a 49-12 victor over Wellesley High School, the Walpole Rebels wrestling team managed to show their superior skills, as...
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South Street Center draws in seniors

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31185" align="alignright" width="300"]The COA’s January birthday ladies are put in the spotlight for a singing of ‘Happy Birthday.’ The COA’s January birthday ladies are put in the spotlight for a singing of ‘Happy Birthday.’[/caption] Last Wednesday afternoon, the Walpole Council...
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Schmalz, Lady-Rockets sweep Redhawks

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31145" align="alignright" width="300"]Freshman Britt Nawrocki (8) scouts the scene and gets ready to make a pass on a two-on-one bid. Freshman Britt Nawrocki (8) scouts the scene and gets ready to make a pass on a two-on-one bid....
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‘Ragtime’ Jack Radcliffe wows Needham seniors

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, Needham’s seniors were treated to “Ragtime” Jack Radcliffe’s unique brand of great music and self-proclaimed terrible jokes as he gave an hour-long concert at the Center at the Heights (CATH). Radcliffe began by giving the crowd a brief history of country music, introducing himself as hailing...
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Line dancing provides stress-free exercise

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While vacations and cold and flu season cut the number of dancers at Needham’s Center at the Heights, the enthusiasm did not seem diminished in any way as Hsiu-Hui Chen led her pupils through stretching exercises, “The Cupid Shuffle,” and a John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever”-inspired number...
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Van Duser, Novick playing Homegrown Coffeehouse

Guy Van Duser and Billy Novick are set to play the Homegrown Coffeehouse on Saturday, January 26, at 8:00 p.m. Together as a duo for more than forty years, Guy Van Duser and Billy Novick have performed in concerts, clubs and festivals all over North America and Europe. Like a good marriage, their music has wed...
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Pamela Gardner named Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Medfield Memorial Public Library recently announced the appointment of Pamela Gardner as Library Director. Gardner served as interim director since June and was appointed the new director at the Trustees Meeting on Thursday, December 13. Gardner received her Bachelors degree from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD, and her Masters...
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Medfield’s Letai skating for Team USA

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Short-track speed-skater Julia (Julie) Letai has qualified for the 2018-19 US Speedskating World Cup Team, as well as for the Junior World Team. Eighteen-year-old Letai, who graduated Medfield High as president of the class of 2018, will race for the USA in Montreal, Canada on January 26-27, then Dresden, Germany, on February 2-3,...
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A5 spreads human trafficking awareness

Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Though it tends to be a subject many of us avoid in casual conversation, the A5 Club at Medfield High School has made it their goal to get people talking about human trafficking and how to help its victims. The main goal of A5, which stands...
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Medfield hockey still unbeaten after tie

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor [caption id="attachment_31127" align="alignright" width="300"]Senior forward Justin Fuglestad (19) moves the puck through the neutral zone. Senior forward Justin Fuglestad (19) moves the puck through the neutral zone. [/caption] Many wondered who Norwood High’s new rivals would be when the school...
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Powisset Farm hosts intimate cooking class

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter Powisset Farm hosted a cooking class taught by cookbook author Leigh Belanger in their barn-kitchen last Wednesday afternoon. With sauces sizzling and popping, knives clunking on cutting boards, and steam billowing out of pots and ovens, Belanger walked seven students through the techniques and processes of preparing ingredients,...
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Reinstein to present on general stores

The Sherborn Council on Aging is set to host Ted Reinstein, who will present a program on general stores, on Thursday, February 7, from 12-1:30 p.m. The program will be held at Pilgrim Church (25 South Main Street, Sherborn). Admission is $3 per person, and includes lunch and the talk. The general store, as old as...
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Dover Library, CRS host STEM program

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31112" align="alignright" width="300"]Karen Pratt giving some guidance. Karen Pratt giving some guidance.[/caption] On Wednesday the 16th, The Dover Town Library and the Charles River School hosted their first of a now-ongoing STEM program (STEM standing for science, technology, engineering, and...
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WOW’s Chalmers encourages civic coordination

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter World of Wellesley (WOW) President Michelle Chalmers addressed the Rotary Club of Wellesley last Tuesday night as part of a developing mission to unify the resources of Wellesley’s many civic groups. “There’s a lot of amazing organizations doing amazing things,” Chalmers said at the outset of her speech, “and nobody...
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