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Monthly Archives: November 2019

‘1620 – The First Year’ presentation

The real story of the early Pilgrim settlers will be told by historian Christopher Daley in his talk, "1620 – The First Year," when he returns to the Community Room of the Walpole Public Library, located on 143 School Street. The presentation begins at 7:00 on Thursday evening, November 21. Sponsored by the Friends of...
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Walpole remembers its veterans

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Every town tries its best to put on the best Veterans Day it can to pay homage to those who sacrificed their time - and lives - to keep their country safe. Walpole is no different; its common was a bustling hub on November 11. Refurbished military vehicles,...
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Laliberte, Melish, Rose capture swim titles

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Walpole’s Amanda Melish and Casey Laliberte captured Division II state swimming championships on Sunday afternoon at MIT. Melish won the 1-meter dive with 529.050 points, narrowly beating Donna Zhang of Winchester (520). Laliberte was dominant on the boys side for Walpole, winning the 200 individual freestyle (1:54.71) and the...
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WHS gives spirited ‘Hunchback’ performance

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Two weeks ago, Wellesley High School’s Performing Arts Department presented its fall musical production, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Members of the cast, orchestra, and crew came together to create a magical theater-going experience. With creative lighting and impressive sets that evoked 1482 Paris, the leads delivered standout performances that were supported by...
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Wellesley girls capture DII swim title

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Wellesley High School girls captured the program’s first-ever Division II swimming and diving championship on Sunday afternoon at MIT. Led by freshman sensation and individual state champ Naomi Boegholm in both the 200 individual medley (2:10.92) and 200 freestyle relay (1:39.63), the Raiders dominated the day following...
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Wellesley salutes its veterans

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday, Wellesley police officers, firemen, veterans and various other members of the community gathered inside the still-under-renovation Great Hall inside of Town Hall to honor the town’s veterans. With around 75 people in attendance, the event began at 11 a.m. on the eleventh day of the eleventh...
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Needham ready for its close-up

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DSC02836 Paramount film crews were hard at work in Needham center on Friday, November 8. The crew was in Needham from 5-9 a.m. to shoot footage for “Defending Jacob,” an upcoming crime drama miniseries being produced for Apple TV+. While the miniseries will feature Chris...
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Veteran Sahagian visits High Rock School

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, the United States celebrates Veterans Day. There are parades and ceremonies, and sometimes even a day off from work or school. But for kids, particularly those growing up now, it is sometimes easy to forget the sacrifices our veterans have made. Count the students at the High Rock...
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Needham soccer wins Division I South

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Expectations are always high for the Needham High boys varsity soccer team. Entering the fall, there were significant question marks surrounding Jimmy Odierna’s club, especially considering the departure of a large 2019 senior class that made up the majority of the Rockets starting lineup last season. Despite...
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Girls volleyball takes first-ever state title

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By Maddie Gerber Hometown Weekly Intern On their road to the state championship this season, the Needham girls volleyball team has amassed quite a following. Throngs of those followers packed into the busy Worcester State University gymnasium last Saturday night expecting a great game. They were not disappointed, as the girls clinched their...
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Medfield’s McCarthy spearheading coat drive

Medfield High School junior Kaitlyn McCarthy has partnered up again with Coats for Kids and Anton’s Cleaners to collect winter coat donations as the cold weather rolls in. Winter coats for both children and adults are gladly accepted. Coats for Kids’ goal is to collect, clean, and distribute coats to those in need. The foundation started...
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Medfield hosts youth sports discussion

Superintendent Jeffrey Marsden has announced that the Medfield Public Schools recently held a panel discussion with prominent local athletes and industry experts on the topic of youth sports participation. The discussion, “Help Your Young Athlete Win the Race: Finding Balance in Youth Sports,” was held Monday, October 28, at the Blake Middle School library. The event...
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McCarthy helps Harvard to strong start

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It should be to the surprise of absolutely nobody in Medfield that former MHS basketball star Maggie McCarthy is doing big things this fall for the Harvard women’s basketball team. A sophomore guard, the Medfield native has logged an average of 36 minutes a game during Harvard’s 3-2...
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Sherborn demonstrates the power of quilt

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff After a rough day, most people come home, get into their pajamas, and wrap themselves in their favorite blanket. That is not always the case for people receiving cancer treatment. As a way to make the fight against cancer a little more comfortable, volunteers at the Unitarian Universalist...
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Dover Holiday Holiday House Tour Sunday

The Dover Library Holiday House Tour will be held on Sunday, November 24, from 11:30 - 3:30 p.m. This marks the 31st year of this popular event, which is held to benefit the library's many programs and services. A beautiful Farm Street Colonial is one of four houses featured on Tour this Sunday. The house was...
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Raider field hockey wins state

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off a thrilling 1-0 victory against Sandwich in the Division II South finals, the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School field hockey team capped off their 2019 season with a state title on Saturday at WPI. Following a 2-1 victory against North sectional champ Lynnfield in the state semifinals...
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FBC prepares for Holly Fair

Preparations for the traditional Holly Fair are well under way at the First Baptist Church of Westwood. The fair will be held in the church’s Fellowship Hall on Saturday, December 7, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tables will offer baked goods and other food items, Christmas crafts and decorations, knitted and crocheted items, other...
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Xaverian soccer advances to South semifinals

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After a thrilling 2-1 comeback victory against rival BC High in round-one, the Xaverian Brothers High School varsity soccer team took to the pitch on a rain-soaked Hawk Bowl on Thursday night as the Hawks hosted New Bedford in the Division I South quarterfinals. Behind a pair of...
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Temple Beth David hosts Westwood community

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Part of living in any community revolves around understanding and celebrating the differences in religion, belief and culture of one’s neighbors. But the chances to explore these different cultures - and particularly faiths - is often limited. Enter Faithful Women in Action, who have organized an opportunity to introduce their fellow Westwood residents...
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Alex Frank inspires Westwood students

Since graduating from Westwood High School in 2008, Alex Frank has built an illustrious athletic and academic career. First, she played NCAA Division 1 lacrosse at Northwestern University, where she helped her team win three national titles. Then she moved into coaching, with stints at Boston College and the University of Colorado. Now she is...
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