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Monthly Archives: May 2021

Wolverines down Raiders in battle of unbeatens

Dover-Sherborn's Annie Parizeau (9) defends against Westwood's Lindsey Diomede (5) on a rush up the field. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood High School girls varsity lacrosse hosted Dover-Sherborn High School for a huge midseason showdown of unbeatens last...

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Walpole’s Scales helps BC women to first title

Walpole native Sydney Scales (pictured) is all smiles while holding her national championship trophy following Sunday's 16-10 victory for Boston College women's lacrosse over Syracuse in the Division I national championship game in Towson, Maryland. Photo by Elyse Scales.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Medfield baseball cruises by Mohawks

Thomas Shurtleff (11) sets and delivers home a pitch in the bottom of the second inning. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Medfield High School varsity baseball team rolled into Millis on Friday afternoon scorching hot and looking to...

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Needham to welcome back Farmers Market

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

There’s something thrilling about going to a farmer’s market. Unlike a grocery store, the market adds a social aspect to the act buying fruits, vegetables and other local goods, produced by local merchants. Particularly after a year of COVID-19, it sounds like just what the...

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Memorial Day celebrated in Dover

Sergeant First Class Rambo Tran talks about his time in the military, which included being deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

This year’s Memorial Day exercises were supposed to take place on the Dover Town House lawn, but...

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Medfield girls tennis easily remains undefeated

When your team’s undefeated and you win your doubles match 6-0, 6-0, what’s not to smile about while speaking with your coach?

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On an overcast Friday afternoon, the Medfield girls tennis team lost four sets over the course of...

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Walpole baseball implodes against Newton North

Alex Hee had a tough tightrope to walk; only able to give up two runs without the game ending early.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

According to Google Maps, on a Wednesday night at about 5:30 p.m., it will take you around forty minutes...

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Walpole Library hosts in-person concert

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

How long has it been since we've seen a real, live, good old-fashioned sing-along - the kind where kids and parents both feel a bit lighter when they leave?

On Wednesday, May 19, parents and kids got exactly that as the...

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This Old Town: It Will Always be a Day of Remembrance

Richard C. Werner (lower far left) and crew that remain missing in action from WWII. Photo courtesy of Medfield Historical Society.

By Richard DeSorgher
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Both Memorial Day and May 22 will always be a day of remembrance for the Werner family. On...

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Thanking Westwood High School

Dear Editor,

First of all, I want to than Westwood Public High School. Because of Westwood Public High School, home of the Wolverines, I was able to succeed in college. Westwood High has granted me such great education, as they want to “strive for excellence.” When I became a Freshman...

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Late rally lifts Timberwolves over Rockets

Catie Powderly (16) turns on a fastball and rips a single to center. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Riding high following a 15-0 victory against Weymouth on Friday, the Walpole High School varsity softball team looked for their third consecutive...

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Residents vote during Town Meeting

Photo by Chris McMahon

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Once a year, residents of Medfield come together to vote on town issues during the annual town meeting. This year’s meeting had residents setting up chairs on the turf rather than in the high school...

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Teich, Carothers lift DS over Medfield

Senior goaltender Standish Carothers (pictured) gets set to make an outlet pass on a clear during his 15-save performance in Thursday's 10-9 victory over Medfield. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Entering Thursday afternoon, it had been five years since...

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Wolverines down Mustangs behind Shea’s gem

Senior captain and pitcher Sean Shea (pictured) fires home a pitch during his 12-strikeout performance against Medway on Friday. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

A 1-4 start was not what the Westwood High School varsity baseball team had in...

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NHS seniors, Open Studios artists exhibit

In partnership with The Town of Needham, The Needham Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has launched its newest temporary presentations at 32-36 Chestnut Street featuring art from Needham High School seniors and professionals from Needham Open Studios.

Art from Needham Open Studios and the “Senior Showcase Sampler” is on display in vacant storefronts donated by...

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Melick Foundation to wind down

Richard Patton Melick Foundation Award winner Polly Attridge with her daughter, Jody.

At the recent Special Town Meeting, the Richard Patton Melick Foundation announced that it is winding down after 25 years. The Melick Foundation was created in 1997 to honor Dick Melick, an extraordinary community leader...

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On University Station

For several years various Westwood residents have claimed at Town Meeting, “we were promised a tax reduction with University Station.” When it happened again this year, I decided it was time to set the record straight. I was the University Station Project Manager (formerly Westwood Station) for the town from 2007 through 2014. Prior to that role, I...

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Westwood Artists look forward and back

The Westwood Artists are planning a show on Saturday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Senior Center lawn, located on 60 Nahatan Street. The show will feature watercolors, acrylics, oils, pastels, glass, pottery, upcycled material, jewelry, knitting, weaving, felt, mixed media and photography - all done by Westwood residents.

This show...

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Dale grant funds hands-on science

Amanda (left) and Eli, fifth graders at the Dale Street School, complete a hands-on activity as part of a chemical reactions and mixtures kit provided by nonprofit Science & Engineering Education Development and funded by the Mass Cultural Council. Photo courtesy Medfield Public Schools.

Superintendent Jeffrey Marsden...

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Carter Christmas Trees give back

Rev. Gary Shaw and Sandra Robinson of the Needham Community Council.

For twenty-three years Carter Memorial United Methodist Church has been picking up brown, dry, needleless, tinsel draped Christmas trees and bringing them to the Needham Recycling Center. People begin to make their “pick up” reservations right...

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