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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Wellesley College hosts 39th Fun Run

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_32358" align="alignright" width="300"]A young competitor needs a helping hand after a dramatic fall. A young competitor needs a helping hand after a dramatic fall.[/caption] Wellesley College may never become a track and field powerhouse, but on Saturday morning, the track of...
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Union Congregational Church plans Rummage Sale

Union Congregational Church’s Annual Rummage Sale on April 6 is expanding its list of beneficiaries. This year, a portion of all clothing donations and sales will go to support Rosie’s Place, a non-profit located in Boston that offers shelter, sanctuary and support to over 12,000 poor and homeless women. Donations of clothing, shoes, bedding & accessories...
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Walpole Library welcomes women’s posters

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Anyone who has visited the Walpole Library in the last few weeks will have noticed that books are no longer the only thing lining the walls. New to the library are numerous posters that have taken up residence in its halls. These colorful posters are all designed by different artists,...
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Friends of St. Patrick celebrate

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The Walpole Co-operative Bank did so much for Walpole that for the first time ever, the Friends of St. Patrick named a business as their “Person of the Year.” Giving the award to a business rather than an individual may have been unprecedented, but as Friends of St....
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Chemielewski, Rockets ready for title defense

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The spring of 2018 for forever be remembered in the town of Needham after the Cinderella Rockets won their way to the Division I state championship in baseball as a No. 8 seed. In 2019, the obvious goal of defending their spot atop Division I looms large. Despite...
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Library hosts Holi celebration

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter St. Patrick’s Day weekend is essentially a one-color holiday; everywhere you go, people are dressed in green, and those who aren’t are getting pinched for lack of spirit. But on Saturday afternoon, the Needham Library was full of people wearing all sorts of colors as visitors learned all...
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From Japan to Needham

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff
 The best way for people to learn about a new country is often by talking to people who have grown up in that country. Talking to people older than themselves can be even more helpful. Sharing each of their experiences makes for a perfect exchange of culture. Visitors to...
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Hannah Adams Woman’s Club turns 125

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The Zullo Gallery is no stranger to hosting hopping parties. However, last week, there was a party over a hundred years in the making. On Friday, March 15, the Zullo hosted a party to celebrate 125 years of the Hannah Adams Woman’s Club. A total of 75 guests attended...
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High hopes for Seibel, Lady-Warriors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield High School girls varsity lacrosse team is poised to have a solid year in 2019, with some big names returning. Leading Medfield this season will be a duo of senior co-captains in midfielder Erin Seibel and defender Lily Bannister. Before a tough 8-7 loss to...
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A lyrical, magical tale at Medfield High School

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent [caption id="attachment_32317" align="alignright" width="300"]Michael Koellner. Michael Koellner.[/caption] The Medfield High School Theatre Society presented the thought-provoking and lyrical musical, “Big Fish,” from March 15–17 at the school’s Lowell Mason Auditorium. The students’ subtle, emotional acting and heartfelt singing enthralled the audience,...
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Dover Library hosts Disney karaoke

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Before the singing began at the Disney karaoke party at the Dover Library on Wednesday afternoon, the crowd was promised there would be songs from “Aladdin," “Frozen," “Mary Poppins," “The Lion King” and “Moana.” This was technically true, but failed to convey just how “Let It Go”-heavy the...
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A jazzy good time at DSHS

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent [caption id="attachment_32305" align="alignright" width="300"]The song ‘Me and My Baby’ with Margot Memmot as Roxie. Frankie Kovrlija as the nurse. The song ‘Me and My Baby’ with Margot Memmot as Roxie. Frankie Kovrlija as the nurse. [/caption] The Dover-Sherborn High School Drama...
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Raiders reign supreme in Division III

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor For the first time since 1981, the Dover-Sherborn Raiders are state champions in boys basketball. On Saturday, the Raiders capped off an incredible tournament run with a 71-56 victory in the Division III state finals in Worcester over South Sectional champ Bishop Stang, finishing the year at...
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‘Rikers: An American Jail’ to be screened

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Temple Beth Elohim's Racial Justice Initiative and its collaborators, Temple Israel, UU Wellesley Hills and World of Wellesley, are hosting a special screening of “Rikers: An American Jail,” on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Elohim, located on 10 Bethel Road in Wellesley. The United States is facing a crisis of...
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GOFI celebrates its golden graduates

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Sunday, March 10, Walpole High School hosted a graduation. There were no graduation robes, no caps, and no band playing. Instead of human students, there were 15 fluffy golden retrievers celebrating the completion of their training to become fully-fledged service dogs. For those paired with the dogs, it was...
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Owls swoop back into Walpole Library

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Owls have become a common sight around the Walpole Library in the last few weeks. After a live-animal presentation that brought several raptors - including two owls - to the space on February 22, children were invited back to the library last week for “Hoot! The Secret Life of Owls.” On Thursday,...
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Library Friends receive generous gift

Friends of the Walpole Public Library have announced they received a $15,000 gift from Middlesex Savings Bank. The gift will allow the Friends to sponsor additional programs or make a special purchase for the library. “The Walpole Library has been a center of community activity for Walpole ever since the new library building opened. The...
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Middle-schoolers succeed in Model UN

In a time when so much debate and discussion is taking place on social media platforms, one teacher at Thurston Middle School is working with students to do it differently. Nicholas Akers teaches seventh grade social studies and is the advisor to the middle school’s Model UN. The program is more commonly seen in high schools...
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Book Buzz brings new reading to Westwood


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By Amelia Tarallo 
Hometown Weekly Staff Avid readers know the struggle to find a book that provides that oh-so-perfect feeling of adventure. On Thursday, February 28, five women, all of whom work at the Westwood Library, presented some of their favorite books as part of their Book Buzz panel. Each person took turns presenting a...
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Hetnik pilots comeback, Wolverines advance past Warriors

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Westwood and Medfield was already one of the top hockey rivalries in the TVL heading into the 2018-2019 season. After the teams played to a 1-1 tie on January 12, Westwood defeated Medfield 3-1 on February 13, which later allowed the Wolverines (15-3-6, 9-1-5) to claim the outright TVL...
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