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Monthly Archives: April 2022

WYWC plans Spring Treasure Hunt

The Westwood Young Women's Club's (WYWC) Spring Treasure Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, at 10 a.m., at Deerfield Elementary School in Westwood.

Attendees will enjoy a fun, free hunt for spring-themed treasures, including Easter eggs. Bags will be provided for kids to collect treasures, and donations for the...

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A pedestrian life in Westwood, MA

By Cheryl Bornstein and Michael Petta

“I walk a lot. I’m a walker. I find if I don’t walk I end up in one spot.” Mitch Hedberg

Just over three-hundred public roads wind through the small town of Westwood, MA. In 2021, we, two long-term Westwood residents,...

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TVL softball returns to normal

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last year, TVL softball was played with conference games only, and most of the preseason “what-ifs” revolved around COVID outbreaks, cancelled games and coaches dealing with a roster full of players staying home sick. Now back to a normal season, after speaking with Westwood’s Tom...

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Hometown Weekly seeks sports freelancers

Hometown Weekly is currently seeking exceptional sports writers to cover assignments — high school games in Dover, Medfield, Needham, Walpole and Westwood — on a freelance basis. Hours of assignments are highly dependent upon event schedules, areas of specialization, and photographic ability. This role requires transportation and availability on weekday afternoons.

Art in Bloom returns, Walpole participating

Art in Bloom is a community event that displays artwork generated by Norwood and Walpole High School students coupled with interpretative floral designs created by members of the Norwood Evening Garden Club. This year marks the 16th year of this high school/garden club collaboration.

The Morrill Memorial Library at 33...

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Ice harvesting program on tap

A presentation on ice harvesting on ponds in Walpole is set to be given by Betsey Dexter Dyer at the Tuesday, April 12 meeting of the Walpole Historical Society, held in the Walpole Public Library at 7 p.m.

From about 1880-1940, entrepreneurs in Walpole harvested tons...

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Walpole Cultural Council awards local grants

Senator Paul R. Feeney and Mimi Connell, chair of the Walpole Cultural Council, have announced the award of 22 grants totaling $10,283, for cultural programs in Walpole. A complete list of recipients and grant amounts follows.

The Walpole Cultural Council is part of a network of...

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Mezzo-soprano Tatum singing in Needham

Mezzo-Soprano Renee Tatum will sing a program of songs reflecting love and hope

The Needham Concert Society will present a program of vocal and piano music titled "Love and Hope on a Spring Afternoon," featuring mezzo-soprano Renee Tatum and pianist Douglas Sumi in Carter Memorial United Methodist Church, 800 Highland...

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Wyeth Library preview, Pansy Day upcoming

Michael Niden will lead interested visitors through the historic Zirngiebel/Wyeth house at 178 South Street from 9-3 both Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10, in celebration of Needham's Town Flower, the giant pansy.

The property is owned by the N.C. Wyeth Research Foundation & Reading Libraries, a non-profit effort...

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NAA to host painter Sam Vokey

‘Beyond the Dunes’ by 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...

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