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Monthly Archives: March 2022

NHS track athletes perform at Nationals

Needham sent two individual athletes and one relay team to National Track and Field Indoor meets this past weekend.

Senior captain Kyler McNatt earned All American Honors by placing 5th and running a 25 second PR of 14:45.04 in the Boys Championship 5K. He competed at the New Balance Indoor...

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NHS ‘Newsies’ delights audiences

By Beatrice Beutel
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

The overture filled the theater with recognizable musical motifs as the curtain opened to reveal a minimalist scaffold set with a projection newspaper background. Needham High School’s production of “Newsies” fulfilled all of one’s expectations for this timeless classic, while also...

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NAA to host painter Sam Vokey

On Tuesday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m., for this year’s joint virtual demonstration, the Needham Art Association and the Wellesley Society of Artists are pleased to welcome award-winning oil painter Sam Vokey. Any painting is only as strong as the underlying scaffold of the geometric design. Sam will explore key elements of design...

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Four Needham artists in NEWS show

The New England Watercolor Society’s (NEWS) upcoming exhibition by its Associate Members will be conspicuously represented by the Needham Art Association, as four of its members have had their paintings accepted and will be on display during the months of March and April. The four paintings are “Ski New England” by Victoria Garbe,...

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Pisano: Rockets ready

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Needham High School lacrosse enters the 2022 season with extremely high expectations, and for good reason. The reigning Bay State Conference Tournament winners, the Rockets return a plethora of collegiate-bound talent, including one of the top goal-scorers in New England...

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Dwight-Derby House returns to normal

By James Kinneen,
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While the Dwight-Derby House was open for nearly two hundred visitors earlier this year for Medfield Day, on Saturday it returned to its normal visitation schedule. One of the oldest homes in the United States, analysis of samples from the house’s wooden frame determined that...

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Tigers outlast Warriors in overtime thriller

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The third time turned out to be the charm for Oliver Ames High School girls basketball. Despite competing in separate conferences, OA and the Medfield High girls met twice during the regular season, both resulting in nail-biting victories for the Warriors on February 22...

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Natasha Huss plays Carnegie Hall

The same weekend in January that Boston tied its record for biggest single-day snowfall, Natasha Huss, a freshman at Medfield High School, made her way to NYC in strong wind and frigid air. At Carnegie Hall, she performed Prelude in C sharp Minor Ops. 3 No. 2 by Rachmaninoff on grand piano in...

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Zullo hosting virtual talk with glassblower

As a trauma psychologist supporting survivors of some of the world’s worst tragedies for 25 years, Kevin Becker tapped into glassblowing a decade ago as a creative escape from his counseling work.

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, via Zoom, attendees of Becker’s “Meet the Artist” talk hosted by...

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6th grade Medfielders are champs

Back Row (left to right): Sam Nolan, David Arnold, Kevin Sabourin, Owen Goodband, Cam Burman, Steve Rahley. Front Row (left to right): Will Keaveney, Will Baker, Cooper Gage. Not in Photo: John Barker.

The Medfield 6th grade boys team have recently been crowned Metrowest Division Champions...

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Medfield 4th graders are champions

Coaches: Sara Sokolowski, Joe Bachand, Justin Kittredge. Players, back row left to right: Josie Frascella, Caleigh Kittredge, Brooke Bean, Jordan Bachand, Sage Sokolowski. bottom row: Lucy Buldoc, Jordan Heavey, Camryn Hennessy, Averi Urquhart, Josie Henebry. (Lucy Biggar missing in photo).

A team of Medfield fourth-graders has something to celebrate this...

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Derevyanko, Zullo Gallery hosting Ukraine benefit

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia to a Ukrainian father and Russian mother, award-winning jazz saxophonist and Medfield resident Anton Derevyanko was determined to find ways to support loved ones affected by the war in Ukraine.

Tapping into his talents and jazz network, Derevyanko has organized two back-to-back, 75-minute live benefit...

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Troop 89 donates to Medfield Animal Shelter

Recently, Troop 89 Senior Patrol Leader Kenny Manning met with a representative of the Medfield Animal Shelter to deliver a donation from the funds raised during the troop's 26th annual Christmas tree pick-up fundraiser. 

"We are proud of our tradition of helping others and supporting our community," said Troop 89...

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Dover-Sherborn sisters running Marathon

Meg Hyde, from Sherborn, and her sister, Cassie Thomson, from Dover, are running to raise money for Brigham and Women’s Hospital Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation. The foundation was born out of the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy where Gillian Reny, then a high school senior, was one of the 39 critically injured...

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Powisset Farm hosts Equinox celebration

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Friday afternoon, Powisset Farm hosted its spring equinox celebration. Originally scheduled for Saturday, the event was rescheduled because while Saturday’s forecast called for rain, everyone was looking to do something outside on Friday, when the weather was beautiful. With a large crowd on hand...

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Dover Stands With Ukraine readies event

Dover Stands With Ukraine is inviting the community on Wednesday evening, March 30, at the Dover Legion, for an event lifting up our Ukrainian families and providing humanitarian assistance to their homeland during this critical time. Neighbors are invited to grab some tickets, head over to the Legion, feed...

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Former Xaverian stars Perry, Gardner reunited

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

From 2017-2019, Xaverian’s Dylan Gardner and Andrew Perry were two of the top high school lacrosse players in the state of Massachusetts. 

Gardner quarterbacked Xaverian’s defense as the team’s starting LSM and top cover option on close...

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Westwood artists return to library

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While The Westwood Artists have a permanent display at the Westwood Media Center, the collective of painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and other artists who must reside in Westwood to join, now have an annual March display on the bottom floor of...

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Former Xaverian stars Perry, Gardner reunited

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

From 2017-2019, Xaverian’s Dylan Gardner and Andrew Perry were two of the top high school lacrosse players in the state of Massachusetts. 

Gardner quarterbacked Xaverian’s defense as the team’s starting LSM and top cover option on close...

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Walpole’s Foley leads Lowell in scoring

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Scoring goals has always been what Walpole native Conor Foley does. During the winters, Foley helped lead the boys hockey team to its first ever Super Eight berth in 2017 as a sophomore before captaining the team as a senior....

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