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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Boggestow Garden Club makes town beautiful

The annual geranium sale sponsored by the Boggestow Garden Club was not held this year because of COVID restrictions, but club members and their friends were able to acquire plants for civic projects, as well as for their own enjoyment. Board members Sally Brodie, Rosemary Sortor and Eileen Hoagland planted geraniums at the...

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Mighty Moooons shine at State Championship

After having won the Champions Award at one of the four regional qualifier events last month, Needham FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team The Mighty Moooons competed in the Massachusetts State Championship, RoboNautica, held on Saturday, May 15, which included the top 30 teams from the four qualifier events.

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Challenge is a research and robotics tournament for 9-14 year-old students....

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Palmer bests Shea, Warriors sweep Wolverines

Sam Palmer (15) winds and fires home a pitch during his five innings of work in Medfield High varsity baseball's 7-1 win at Westwood on Wednesday. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Medfield and Westwood High School varsity baseball opened...

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Juneteenth celebration planned for June 19

Walpole is preparing to celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19, from 4-8 p.m. The family-friendly summer evening will have a block party theme, with food, ice cream, performers, and more.

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of slaves in America. The official date is recognized on the anniversary of Union General Gordon Granger's 1865 proclamation that slavery...

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Buckmaster Pond engraving honors Eddie Thomson

Those visiting Buckmaster Pond recently might have noticed a special addition – a beautiful stone engraving honoring the life of Eddie Thomson.

Workers put the finishing touches on the engraving May 14, fittingly using the color black, which was Eddie’s favorite.

At the top, it reads “Ne Obliviscaris”, which in Latin means...

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Rocket seniors celebrate with car parade

Everyone involved in the car parade said they enjoyed it, and appreciated the town’s support.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last year’s car parade for Needham High’s graduating seniors was well attended by both students and town residents alike. But it also came at...

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A pleasant StoryWalk at Hale

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

If you’ve ever done a StoryWalk, you know the tranquility that comes from the potent combination of being outside and enjoying a children’s book. StoryWalks, in which pages from a children's book are installed in regular intervals along an outdoor path, are especially perfect for...

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Arrows comeback bid falls short

Jack Rideout (pictured) wins a first quarter face-off and scouts the scenery. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Arch rivals Belmont Hill and St. Sebastian’s capped off the 2021 ISL lacrosse season with a bang last Wednesday afternoon. Coming off...

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