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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Rockets comeback comes up short

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two boys lacrosse heavyweights squared off at Memorial Field on Saturday afternoon as the No. 11 Needham Rockets hosted the No. 5 St. John’s Prep Eagles for a little late-season Division I North vs. Division I South showdown. Behind five goals apiece from Pat Keefe and Michael Ott,...
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PTC Corp recognized for generosity

In April, PTC Corporation was recognized at Needham High School (NHS) for their $30,000 donation over five years in support of the Da Vinci Workshop. Five years ago, PTC Corporation committed to funding the creation of this innovation space. PTC Corporation has been a strong advocate for STEM education, and their contribution in conjunction with...
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Survivor Fineblum’s story still poignant

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By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Sol Fineblum didn’t have much but three cigarettes to barter with. He grew up in Baltimore during the 20s and 30s. Members of his generation not only relinquished a portion of their childhoods to the desperation of the Great Depression, but forfeited the promise of their young adulthood to help...
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Author Manchester comes to Medfield

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It is a wide known fact that most writers do not begin their career life as writers, nor do they intend it. There are many steps in between. J.K. Rowling studied Classics and French in college and worked as a secretary for Amnesty International. Steven King intended on being...
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This Old Town: The Hero of Medfield

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This Memorial Day, Medfield will again assemble to honor those from this little town who went off to war and gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country. The parade will start behind Town Hall and march to Baxter Park with honor ceremonies, including an address by Navy veteran and Medfield High School class...
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MFi celebrates 2019 volunteers

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The enthusiasm was palpable at the Medfield Foundation Awards Ceremony honoring this year’s volunteers at the Center at Medfield, on Sunday, March 31. A common theme of the eleven recipients was that volunteering is its own reward. “I like doing community service because there is no better feeling than helping someone out,” said Sam Joline,...
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Potts blanks Marauders, Warriors playoff-bound

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Medfield High School softball team won its third consecutive game for its tenth of the season on Wednesday, blanking Dedham, 9-0, behind a complete-game shutout by senior captain and staff ace Alana Potts. The Warriors (11-4, 8-4) got the bats going early as senior captain Arianna Tristani...
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Festive craft fair delights Sherborn

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Saturday, May 11, Jameson Fields were transformed into the Sherborn Craft Fair, showcasing different businesses, food trucks, and even a range of service projects that showcased the skills of local fifth graders. From homemade salsa and pickled vegetables to a marbling of silk scarves to goods made...
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Parizeau, Raiders cruise past Marauders

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off an 18-10 bounce-back win over Holliston on May 15, the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School girls varsity lacrosse team hosted Dedham on Monday afternoon looking to make it two straight wins. Despite a lengthy lightning delay late in the first half, DS was able to battle through...
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DSHS plays cool jazz outside library

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_33171" align="alignright" width="300"]The library - and a gorgeous white tree in full bloom - provided a unique background for the jazz band. The library - and a gorgeous white tree in full bloom - provided a unique background for...
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Home of the Week – 59 Woodard

IMAGINE a backyard oasis in the city where you can relax by a heated salt-water pool and listen to the gentle sounds of a koi pond. You will enjoy everything this beautifully renovated & expanded home in top Bellevue Hill area has to offer; from the stunning outdoor kitchen w/ grill, smoker & refrigerator to...
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Congregations Walk to End Homelessness

The Congregational Church of Needham, First Baptist Church, and Carter Memorial United Methodist Church were among 66 teams who joined the Walk to End Homelessness on Saturday, April 6, to benefit the programs of Family Promise Metrowest, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families facing homelessness. Over 800 people came out to raise awareness and funding...
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Westwood wins pitcher’s duel against Medfield

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, Medfield and Westwood’s baseball teams met with both teams fighting for their playoff lives. Unfortunately for Medfield, a complete game shutout from junior left-hander Danny DeLorey would leave them continuing to search for answers after an incredibly promising start to the season. In the first inning,...
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Needham musicians perform at Symphony Hall

How do you get to Symphony Hall? Practice, practice, practice, as well as an outstanding K-12 music program with skilled students and dedicated teachers. On May 4, four groups from the Needham Public Schools showcased their talents on the Symphony Hall stage. These were the NHS Symphonic Band, the NHS Chorus, The Pollard 8th Grade...
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Seligman shoots down myths about Hickok

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday afternoon, April 29, Dan Seligman gave a presentation to the Westwood Council on Aging that tried to find the truth among the myths and legends of the legendary American gunslinger Wild Bill Hickok. Seligman explained that far before Hollywood, dime store novels that were “written by...
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Troop 3 hosting Court of Honor

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On May 25, Troop 3 will hold a Court of Honor to award Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle, to three young men from Westwood. Cameron Doherty, Max Moscaritolo, and John de Reyna will each receive this award at a ceremony to be held at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Westwood, 808...
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Davis Museum exhibits Art_Latin_America

By Gail-Agnes Musikavanhu Hometown Weekly Correspondent For the first time in its history, the Davis Museum has created a full floor exhibition featuring highlights of its extensive Latin American collection in “Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey.” The exhibit is an amalgamation of pieces collected in the past 20-plus years and represents a push to create a major regional...
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Skippers hold off Baker, Raiders in rain

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Two perennial state title contenders squared off on the rain-soaked turf of Wellesley High on Monday afternoon as the reigning Division I state champion Wellesley Raiders (10-4, 7-1) hosted Division II powerhouse Cohasset (11-4, 9-3). Despite a four-goal effort from California-bound attacker Brooke Baker, Wellesley was unable to...
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Lindquist’s shutout gives Wellesley win

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter If you want to know how dominant Wellesley’s pitching has been this year, consider this: on Saturday, Justin Lindquist pitched a three-hit, no-walk, nine-strikeout complete game shutout over King Phillip. He brought the team strikeout average down. Such dominance been par for the course with the Raiders, who moved to 6-4...
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Sunny Walpole Day delights community

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff With summer on the horizon, Walpole Day seemed to fall on the perfect day this year. With the sun shining and the warm weather, residents flocked to Stone Field outside Blackburn Hall to celebrate their town in a community-wide event that left parents, kids, and everyone in between happy...
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