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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Bates students reach out to NRC

Three fifth grade students from Katherine Lee Bates Elementary school recently wrote a letter to the Wellesley NRC about the use of pesticides and fertilizers. The students have been learning about the negative impact of pesticide and fertilizer use on the environment and the living things in the environment, including humans. Jack Burkhead, Natalia Medina, and...
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Walpole patriot Armand DuBois reminisces

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By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent PFC Armand DuBois, a 25-year-old 60mm mortar gunner, found himself lying on a bunk in an underground cell in an old French prison in August 1944, contemplating his shattered right arm. The pain felt like he had been slammed with a baseball bat. D-Day was only a couple months earlier,...
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Council on Aging holds birthday bash

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff With 250 babies born every minute, one would think that somebody would’ve had a birthday during the month of June to celebrate on Wednesday, June 19, for The Walpole Council on Aging’s monthly group birthday party. With an abundance of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes and Hoodsie cups, seniors gathered and...
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Katie Hurwitz awarded Girl Scouts scholarship

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Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA) has congratulated Katie Hurwitz of Walpole for earning a Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Scholarship. Each year, the council presents scholarships to local graduating Girl Scouts. Katie was awarded one of two scholarships valued at $1,500. Katie is a senior at Walpole High School. A Girl Scout...
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Walpole Legion rallies past Needham

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor All seemed well for Needham Legion Post 14 on Monday night, as the Needham High, St. Sebastian’s, Belmont Hill and Wellesley High boys carried a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth against rival Walpole Post 104 at Eldracher Field. Despite being down by four in the middle...
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Needham’s Arrieta-Ruetenik an Unsung Heroine

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Georgina Arrieta-Ruetenik of Needham was named a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2019 class of Unsung Heroines. Senator Becca Rausch (D-Needham) nominated Arrieta-Ruetenik for this recognition because of her behind-the-scenes activism and commitment to serving the community of Needham. Arrieta-Ruetenik was honored with 130 other Unsung Heroines for...
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Laser show electrifies Needham

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Monday, June 24, parents and their kids came to the Needham library to see a laser show. Fitting perfectly into the 2019 summer reading program’s theme of “A Universe of Stories,” the performance focused on the history of space travel, scientific discoveries, and popular space-themed stories and tropes. The...
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Legion Post 14 battles Walpole rivals

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor All seemed well for Needham Legion Post 14 on Monday night, as the Needham High, St. Sebastian’s, Belmont Hill and Wellesley High boys carried a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth against rival Walpole Post 104 at Eldracher Field. [caption id="attachment_33778" align="alignright" width="600"]Kevin MacKenzie... 			
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Needham teens in all-star band

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Needham teens Cam Fox, Cam Hebert, Matthew Hebert and Nick Yee are touring New England this summer with the All You Got Tour Band. The All You Got Tour is an all star rock band touring premier New England locations from spring to fall. Auditions are invitation-only and competition is fierce for these...
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Model Airplane Club meeting July 28

Interested in model airplanes? The Millis Model Airplane Club (MMAC) will hold its annual fun fly at the Bill Martin Field in Medfield on Sunday, July 28, starting at 9 a.m. The field is located near the intersection of Hospital Rd and Rt 27, just South of the Charles River. This event provides a chance...
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Medfielders meet baby animals at library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Kids coming to the Medfield Library on June 18 were ecstatic to meet some new friends. Downstairs, the community room was filled with a menagerie of different species of baby animals. There was plenty of joy and laughter with two different groups of kids coming into the room, each child...
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Youth field hockey registration opens

Registration for Medfield field hockey teams is now open. Medfield will be fielding teams in the MetroWest League in grades 3/4; grades 5/6; and grades 7/8. The registration window, however, is particularly tight; the deadline to sign up is Wednesday, July 24. The program needs to be able to inform the league if it will have...
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Caterpillar Club teaches kids about bugs

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Last Wednesday at 11 am, former preschool and kindergarten teacher Kathi Gariepy presented the Caterpillar Club, a weekly educational program designed for children to learn about the natural world around them. Taking place in Weezie’s Garden for Children, a space located within The Gardens at Elm Bank and...
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A whale of a time in Sherborn

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It's not every day that one can find a whale in Sherborn. IMG_2619But on Thursday, June 27, parents and kids walked up the steps of the Sherborn Community Center to see Nile the whale and learn all about these giant...
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Gilio, Legion outlast Westwood

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After falling 10-0 to Medfield Post 110, whose roster is comprised mainly of Medfield High and Dover-Sherborn players, on Monday night, Westwood Legion Post 320 hosted Medfield on Thursday looking to bounce back and serve up some revenge to their rivals to the west. Unfortunately for Westwood, whose...
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VBS counselors complete service projects

Each year at St. Dunstan’s Vacation Bible School (VBS), many of the counselors and CITs stay after camp to do a service project. This year, they decided to do two projects so they could support two groups. The group decided to support the Solar Mamas, which is a program run by Barefoot College. This program turns...
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