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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Walpole kids read to Cody

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff New readers can be a bit reluctant when it comes to stretching their reading skills. But sometimes, it can be helpful to read with a friend. It can be even more helpful when that friend’s only goal is to receive cuddles and attention. On Wednesday, October 16, kids and their parents...
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Tougias tells of Bounty’s rescue

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff People are often drawn to stories of heroic rescues and beating impossible odds. It’s obvious that this is true, given the number of people who came to the Walpole Library on Wednesday, October 16, to hear the story of the Bounty. Michael J. Tougias, an author of numerous genres, told the...
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Porkers cruise by Wamps, remain unbeaten

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Walpole High School varsity field hockey team took to Turco Field last Thursday looking to continue their unbeaten season against rival Braintree. Behind a four-point performance (three goals, one assist) by sophomore Jessica Tosone, the Porkers (13-0-1, 9-0-1) rolled to a 5-2 victory to remain unbeaten with...
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Rockets nearly stun Wildcats in thriller

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Starting the season 1-4 and losing stud slot back Odahri Hibberts to injury was not what Needham High football had envisioned when entering the 2019 season. Despite facing significant adversity, Needham showed a lot of grit and heart on Friday night when the Rockets hosted unbeaten Milton. After falling behind,...
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Toastmasters helps people speak publicly

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter For many people, a public speaking club is just above an underground fight club on a list of groups they’d never want to find themselves a member of. But because even in our digital world, verbal communication is still such an integral part of our work and social...
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Warriors extend unbeaten streak to 10

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor On September 17, the Medfield High School boys soccer team lost a 1-0 heartbreaker against rival Westwood. Unfortunately for the rest of the TVL, all the loss to the Wolverines did was flip the switch for the Warriors (7-3-5, 7-3-5). Entering Monday’s matchup with rival Hopkinton, Medfield was...
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Penalty kick lifts Warriors over Wolverines

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On a windy day in Westwood, the Wolverines and Medfield Warriors girls soccer teams faced off with both teams looking to get a bit closer to qualifying for the postseason. But after a scoreless half, a Medfield penalty kick with 24 minutes left in the game would...
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Ukulele players brush up skills

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, The Dover Library was full of the sound of muted strings, as Lisa Cohen taught a group of ukulele players various strumming patterns. Cohen, an Ayurvedic health counselor and yoga teacher, explained what was going on by noting: “This is just a skills workshop for ukulele. The...
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DSHS honors NHS inductees

By Katie Hennessey Hometown Weekly Intern Last Thursday, October 17, 66 Dover-Sherborn High School students were inducted into the Dover-Sherborn chapter of National Honor Society (NHS), marking one of the largest induction ceremonies in the school’s history. Students at Dover-Sherborn High School are invited to apply to NHS if they have a grade point average of 3.8...
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Raiders and Wolverines fight to draw

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The top two field hockey programs in the TVL met at Flahive Field last Wednesday afternoon as Westwood hosted Dover-Sherborn for the lone meeting between the two rivals in 2019. The Raiders (11-1-2, 9-0-1) traveled to Westwood looking to not only spoil the unbeaten season for the Wolverines...
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Hale-O-Ween returning Oct. 26

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Hale-O-Ween is back by popular demand. This Hale family favorite returns on Saturday, October 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. The event is free and will include hikes, arts and crafts, games, a bouncy house, and more. “Our property is open 365 days a year and while we encourage people to come out...
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Westwood field hockey still unbeaten

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Westwood and Medfield High School field hockey met on the rain-soaked turf of Fisher Memorial Field on Friday afternoon for the second and final time this season. The Wolverines (14-0-1, 8-0-1) rolled into Medfield still unbeaten and looked to complete the season sweep of the Warriors (2-9-2, 1-7-2)...
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WHS to present ‘Argonautika’

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Westwood High School is presenting the play "Argonautika,” written by Mary Zimmerman and adapted from the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts. It tells the story of Jason, who is sent by his uncle to find the “golden fleece” taken from a winged ram. He does this based on promise that, if...
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Wellesley volleyball takes on Milton

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter In what would ultimately be a three-set loss to drop the team to 3-7 on the year, The Wellesley Raiders volleyball team was all over the place, ranging from looking like a great team that could compete with anyone, to one being run out of the building. In the first...
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Wellesley learns mahjong

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, the Tolles-Parsons Center held a teaching event dedicated to learning the American version of the game mahjong, before the beginner crowd was replaced by a more serious, veteran group of players. Mahjong is a difficult game to learn, though some card players have noted its similarity to gin...
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WEF plans 30th Annual Spelling Bee

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The Wellesley Education Foundation is celebrating the Annual Spelling Bee’s 30th Anniversary this year! The bee will be held on Wednesday, November 13, at 7 p.m. at Sprague Elementary School. The bee features three-person adult teams who work together. Teams write their answers on an erasable white board, allowing multiple teams to spell the...
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Walpole kids punish police in gatorball

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter One of the most pivotal roles the press has in American democracy is to expose government corruption wherever it arises. To this end, it needs to be pointed out that on Wednesday afternoon, October 2, inside the Old Post Road Elementary School gym, during a game of gatorball against...
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Walpole celebrates Jarvis Harvest

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff

On Saturday, October 4, visitors flocked to Jarvis Farm to celebrate the 5th annual Jarvis Harvest. No one could be blamed for staying at home with the constant drizzle of rain and cooler temperatures, but people couldn’t seem to stay away from the allure of the farm in the...

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Scales, Porkers roll to remain unbeaten

By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Walpole High School varsity field hockey team continued its dominance on Thursday afternoon with a convincing 7-0 victory against Framingham.

The Porkers (11-0-1, 8-0-1) entered Thursday’s contest already with a stranglehold on the Bay State Conference title and further making their case for the No. 1 overall...

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Sunita Williams returns for school dedication

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By Amelia Tarallo  Hometown Weekly Staff It’s not every day that a town gets to dedicate a school like the new Sunita L. Williams Elementary. With its numerous media centers, its state-of-the-art classrooms, and its creative playground, the school represents a perfect educational haven for both staff and students. But it’s also not every day...
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