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Monthly Archives: July 2021

DTL reopens after pandemic

Photo by Andrew Caldicott

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Dover Town Library (DTL) celebrated its official reopening on Thursday, July 1. The furniture has been returned to its usual spots. Computer stations are back open. Guidelines for mask use are posted at the...

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Farm Pond sand sculpture competition returns

The winning group poses with the famed golden shovel that signifies their hot air balloon was the overall best sand sculpture.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last year, Britt “The Main Attraction”, Emma, Morgan, Emmitt, Alexis and Jeff found themselves as one of two...

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Three Hawks named conference all-stars

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Xaverian varsity lacrosse recently had three of its members recognized for their efforts throughout the the 2021 season.

Senior Ithaca-bound attack-man Jack Pastore, junior Fairfield-committed attack-man Jake Gilbert and junior LSM Matt Haughey were named Catholic Conference All-Stars.

Walpole’s Costa awarded MSTCA Scholarship

Pictured following her fourth-place finish at all-states, Mia Costa (520) was recently awarded the MSTCA Scholarship following her strong efforts on the track and in the class room at Walpole High School. Photo by Keith Brouillard.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Is they...

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Medfield loads up postseason awards

Pictured moving the ball up the field against Hopkinton, junior TJ Casey (28) was named TVL Large MVP for his efforts at the face-off X for Medfield High School boys lacrosse this past season. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Dover-Sherborn officially a lacrosse hotbed

Hope Shue (7) celebrates with teammates following one of her seven goals in Dover-Sherborn girls lacrosse's 16-8 win over Newburyport in the Division II state semifinals. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The boys and girls games of lacrosse certainly...

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July 4th Parade returns to Needham

Throwing candy to kids is always a good way to endear yourself to parade attendees.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last year, there was no Fourth of July parade or fireworks in Needham, while this year, the fireworks were cancelled, but the parade was...

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Community Trails braves rain at Sen-Ki

Because of the rain, the group hiking at Sen-Ki was made up of the core group of Westwood Community Trails hikers.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Westwood Community Trails is a DPW and Recreation Department financed program of guided hikes designed to allow...

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Needham grad Burnett running in Olympics

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Anybody who ever watched Needham's Davonte Burnett run knew he was destined for big things, and it doesn't get much bigger than becoming an Olympic athlete.

A native of Hyde Park and graduate of Needham High School in 2018, Burnett...

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RNQG brings quilting online

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Those who participate in any social craft know the importance of having friends to support you. Whether it’s a sewing circle, a quilting guild, or a knitting group, crafters know that there is something to be gained from the social side of their handiwork. This...

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Whittle teaches middle-schoolers about bycatch

Katherine Whittle explained that a large part of what drove her to create the Youth Environmental Stewardship Program is the belief that younger kids both look up to and relate better with older students.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On June 8 and...

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Late Taconic rally stuns Medfield baseball

Several members of the Warriors sit stunned in the dug out during Taconic's nine-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning of Monday's Division III championship game. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Medfield High School baseball took a...

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Xaverian baseball captures Division I championship

John Connolly (pictured) fires home a pitch during Xaverian baseball's 8-3 state semifinal victory against St. John's Prep. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Xaverian baseball capped an absolutely dominant 2021 season with a 2-0 victory against Leominster on Monday...

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Rocket volleyball takes state title

Thanks to the petitioning and stellar play of Owen Fanning, Needham volleyball is in store for a new, upgraded shipment of state champion shirts.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With temperatures hitting one hundred degrees in Boston on Wednesday afternoon, you might expect Needham...

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Raiders repeat in Division III

Senior goalie Standish Carothers (21) is mobbed by teammates following Dover-Sherborn boys lacrosse's 10-4 Division III state final win against Norwell on Thursday at Nora Searle Field. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

A year removed from the...

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Raiders girls lacrosse wins it all

Mags Rieper (13), Hope Shue (7), Amelia Novitch (2) and Kate Mastrobuono celebrate a second quarter goal during Tuesday's 16-8 state semifinal victory against Newburyport. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Dover-Sherborn High School varsity girls lacrosse team capped...

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Walpole fills conference all-star teams

Pictured during Walpole girls lacrosse's 13-10 Bay State Conference Tournament semifinal win against Natick, Caroline Whalen (16) was recently named a First-Team Conference All-Star. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

It was an extremely strong spring athletic season for Walpole High School. Both the boys and girls varsity lacrosse...

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Connaughton’s late heroics clinch state title

Kate Deehan (9) and Lily Hancock (16) celebrate following a second quarter goal. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Thursday night's 6-5 Division state championship game victory over Franklin by the Westwood High School girls lacrosse team was something out...

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Backyard Files: residents of Pine Hill

Sherborn’s Pine Hill Cemetery is very much alive.

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

Among nature preserves and hidden wooded locales in the middle of nowhere, we often forget that all of our communities feature quiet, green spaces - typically centrally placed ones - that...

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Medfield on the Charles show returns

The Medfield State Hospital grounds added a picturesque backdrop to the car show most don’t have.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last year COVID-19 put the brakes on the Medfield on the Charles Antique, Classic & Custom Auto Show. But on Sunday afternoon, the...

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