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Monthly Archives: May 2020

UNC’s Laidman making best of quarantine

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

North Carolina men’s lacrosse was in the midst of a major bounce-back season in 2020. An offense that already featured the likes of Tanner Cook (20 goals, seven assists) and Nicky Solomon (13 goals, 16 assists) was further sparked, thanks to the arrival of...

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Spotlighting Xaverian lacrosse’s 2020 seniors

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The 2020 season was going to mark the beginning of a new era for Xaverian Brother’s High School varsity lacrosse. The hiring of former Medfield defense coordinator Daggett Morse as head coach, along with the return of a strong senior class, gave the Hawks...

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Local seniors graduate amid pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Graduating seniors around the country have watched as traditional celebrations, graduations, and even their final days of school have been cancelled as a result of COVID-19. But like everyone, they have grieved, persevered, and created new ways to celebrate amid the ongoing situation. It is...

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Walking the little-used Mulvehill Trail

A group of mountain bikers represented some of the few other people on the trail.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The last time I was in the parking lot of the Hanlon School, I was covering the Little League parade about a year ago....

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Social Distance Files: Hemlock Gorge

A guitar player practices his craft in the shadow of Echo Bridge.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

I went to buy cigarettes (for my mom, not that it matters) this week, and the person behind the counter asked: “you’re 21, aren’t you?”...

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Kids’ dandelion business takes off

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

One of the biggest struggles of quarantine is the unending obstacle of making sure kids are constantly entertained. For some, it’s as easy as handing them a tablet and letting them disappear into a plethora of apps or watching a number of streaming services....

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WMC brings new programming during COVID

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The way we handle day-to-day life has changed since the stay-at-home order was issued. Local media stations, in particular, have taken it upon themselves to make meetings and activities accessible from the television or computer screen, along with producing a plethora of new programming....

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This Old Town – In Their Honor

Peter Kristof, killed in Vietnam (left); Stephen Hinkley, killed in Vietnam.

By Richard DeSorgher
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

The coronavirus may have cancelled the Memorial Day parade, but nothing can cancel the bravery of those who gave their lives for our nation. Medfield certainly has a long...

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Grace Snow receives NAA Scholarship Award

Grace Snow, a Needham High School senior, has been selected as the recipient of the Needham Art Association's (NAA) $1000 Scholarship Award. Scholarship Chair Jessica Gallo and the scholarship committee worked closely with NHS fine arts teacher Katherine Bergeron to select seniors to be considered for this award. 

Grace impressed...

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Annual Town Meeting set for June 8

The Needham Select Board has voted to hold the Annual Town Meeting in the Memorial Park parking lot on June 8th at 5:00 p.m.

Though normally held in Powers Hall, this new meeting spot will allow for the safe social distancing of those who wish to attend. Rain dates...

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Town creates outdoor dining spaces

Starting Friday, May 22, outdoor dining spaces will be available to enjoy in Needham. These outdoor spaces include picnic tables that are located on the Town Common, Needham Heights Common, and Eaton Square. The tables are spaced apart to ensure social distancing and allow those eating takeout from local restaurants to enjoy their...

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DTL seeking Class of 2020 project videos

The Dover Town Library is gathering videos from parents, family members, teachers, school administrators and staff, fellow students, and other friendly community faces to put together a special project to honor the 2020 graduating class.

All submitted videos must be under one minute, include a general congratulatory message for the...

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UCCA announces Zero Carbon, Zero Bills

Members of the community who would like to spend 40 minutes on a talk about reducing their carbon footprints and saving money in their home are invited to Zoom along with Upper Charles Climate Action (UCCA) on Tuesday, June 2, at 7:00 or Saturday, June 20, at 10:00.

Local Upper...

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Westwood nurse Miller receives Globe honor

The May 10 edition of the Boston Globe featured its annual “Salute to Nurses.” Westwood resident Alacia Miller was recognized for her exemplary work as a nurse at Harvard Medical School affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), a nonprofit organization that is committed to improving the lives of older adults as a leader in the...

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Zullo Gallery live-streaming music series

Justin Casinghino with his wife, Nicole, from PorchFest.

Jerry Potts has launched the Zullo Gallery's live-stream music series from the deck on what would have been “First Thursday” - May 7. After Justin Casinghino on May 21, other performers to appear will include Dave Yuknat, Jill Moran...

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Zullo Student-Faculty Art Exhibition online

'Mannequins in Motion' by Tamlyn Shu, grade 8. Acrylic, transparency, 11"x8".

The Zullo Gallery, working with the Medfield Public Schools Visual Arts Department, is presenting this year's Student-Faculty Art Exhibition online. The Exhibit will be up on the gallery web site (www.zullogallery.org) from May 20 through...

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Dale School Project seeks community input

The Dale Street School Project Building Committee is seeking the community’s input regarding the Dale Street School Building project. Renovating or replacing the existing 80-year-old Dale Street School has been a strategic objective for the school district and town for several years. A public forum reviewing the planning process and key decision factors...

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Memorial Day moves to prerecorded video

While not open to the public, the wreath at the memorial in Walpole was laid as part of the remembrance.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Even in a time of global pandemic, some things are just too important to skip.

Medfield conducting late-evening ULV spraying

The Norfolk County Mosquito Control District will start the 2020 late-evening ULV aerosol application on or around May 26, and continue weekly through October 23. These applications will take place between sunset and midnight, Monday through Thursday. ULV sprays will help control the population of virus-carrying mosquitoes in the area. More information about...

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