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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Managers: stop removing Kingsbury Pond ladders

As the perfect skating conditions persist, managers of the Grist Mill property ask that visitors please stop removing the ladders placed around the pond. The ladders are left around the pond as a safety precaution. If a skater or hiker should fall through the ice, the ladders serve as one of the quickest...

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Birds of prey visit Sherborn Library

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For those of us stuck on the ground, raptors are a mysterious lot. While we can glance outside our windows and spot a chickadee, robin, or blue jay with relative ease, Massachusetts' birds of prey are more often than not outside of comfortable viewing range....

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Library hosts remote storytime via Zoom

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Everyone has found themselves making changes to their regularly scheduled programming during the COVID era, and libraries are no exception. At the Walpole Public Library, though, the staff has tried its hand at bringing back fan favorites in a pandemic-friendly format. Among these favorites...

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Raiders outlast Rockets in finale

Needham goaltender Ollie Lamadieu (pictured) hugs the post and keeps an eye on the play behind his net on Monday at Wellesley. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The annual Needham and Wellesley High School hockey games are some of...

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Needham can’t finish comeback against Tigers

Nick Petronio tries to finish a reverse layup in the face of some tough defense.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Friday night, the Newton North Tigers got their revenge on a Needham Rockets team that had beaten them just a few days...

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Raiders wrap up winter season

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Throughout the last two months, athletes at Dover-Sherborn Regional High have persevered and competed through some extremely challenging circumstances. This past week, DS winter athletes wrapped this extremely unprecedented season.

  • Varsity girls hockey earned a 1-1 tie with rival Westwood...
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Wolverines, Hawks finish winter seasons

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

After persevering through some extremely challenging times the last two months, winter athletics came to a close for Westwood High School and Xaverian Brothers High School varsity teams this past week. Within the process of wrapping up the seasons, both the Hawks and Wolverines...

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Wamps outlast Walpole in finale

Sophomore forward Jason Finkelstein (16) moves the puck up through center on a breakout midway through the first period. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Despite all of their recent on-ice success, it certainly has not been an ideal past...

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Wilder’s late strike salvages Medfield tie

Senior captain and forward Chris Lawson (6) moves the puck into the attacking zone during Medfield's 6-6 tie at Ashland on Saturday night. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Medfield High School varsity boys hockey traveled to Loring Arena in...

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Centennial Youth Service Award apps due

The Wellesley Service League has presented the annual Centennial Youth Service Award for the last 36 years. This award is given by Wellesley Service League for outstanding volunteer service. An eligible applicant should be a Wellesley resident or a student at Wellesley High School, completing their senior year in high school, who has...

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Picked4You brings browsing to patrons

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

It’s been almost a year since patrons were able to walk through the doors of the Dover Town Library. In that time, everyone, from those who frequent the library to casual visitors, has missed the chance to browse through the shelves and to leave with...

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Needham hosts open vaccination clinic

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While many towns are developing their own small vaccination clinics for residents, Needham uniquely has access to the types of freezers that allow them to store either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. While this makes things a bit more difficult for those planning the logistics...

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Walpole begins vaccination rollout

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

One of the unique issues with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is that the group of people who most need it, seniors, are the same group of people who have the most trouble both registering for and physically getting it. To remedy this situation, Walpole has...

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Medfield girls crush Medway Mustangs

Coach Nickerson draws up a play late in the third quarter.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Who would have won the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament last year? With so much that has happened over the course of 2020 and 2021, it’s hard to...

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NHS Theatre performs ‘War of the Worlds’

Howard Koch and Freddie Filmore, played by Lily Oehlkers and Brian Curry briefly discuss the background of Welles’ recording.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Decades before “Cannibal Holocaust,” “Ghostwatch,” “The Blair Witch Project,” “Mermaids: The Body Found,” or “The Buried Secret of M. Night...

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Reinstein presents virtual NE road trip

Ted Reinstein designed the talk over the summer, knowing libraries would be desperate for virtual content.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Thursday night, local author and television personality Ted Reinstein presented his live slideshow presentation “The New Normal New England Road...

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Sherborn Library welcomes reptiles

Animal Handler Joy Marzolf introduces her audience to Desert, the king snake.

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

There is always a time for cute critters, most especially these days, since people are spending the majority of their time in their homes. The Sherborn...

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Arthur’s late tally salvages Medfield tie

Junior forward Andrew Scier (19) moves the puck through the neutral zone. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Two of the TVL's top dogs met on Monday afternoon at Blackstone Valley IcePlex in Hopedale as Medfield High boys varsity hockey...

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Crafters create Valentine’s collages

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Medfield Public Library is famous for its unique and captivating crafting classes. On Thursday, February 4, crafters met over Zoom to take on yet another project. This time, they were collaging.

Prior to the class, local attendees picked up a bag...

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Rocket hockey grinds in Milton

Senior forward Connor McNaughton (21) hustles in on the forecheck during Needham High boys varsity hockey's game at Milton on Wednesday night. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Following a two-week pause due to COVID protocols, Needham High School boys...

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