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Monthly Archives: July 2022

Ciao Firenze: COA takes virtual tour

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Council on Aging hosted an armchair traveler event at the Westwood Public Library on Thursday, July 19, as seniors and library patrons stayed cool in the Community Meeting Room and got a taste of Florence, Italy. Led by Linda Sorgiovanni and Carolyn White of...

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Westwood Rec campers take on ‘Oz’

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

There’s no place like home! 

Westwood Recreation provided a home away from home for young thespians with their Musical Theater Camp production of “The Wizard of Oz” on July 21. A forty-two page script modified the original story to an abridged version...

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Cam Schlittler selected in MLB draft

Sports followers in Hometown Weekly’s communities have seen two familiar names in lights this week, as two of its native sons were selected in the 2022 Major League Baseball draft. Cam Schlittler of Walpole was picked in the seventh round by the New York Yankees, while Medfielder Jack Goodman was taken in the...

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Walpole musicians play out for Porchfest

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Katie Hurwitz, a Walpole native, cellist, and music major at University of Rochester, decided to give back to the community during the pandemic. “All of my plans got canceled due to the pandemic,” she explained. “I still wanted to do something music-related and give back...

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Outdoor explorers discover druidcraft

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Nature sparked kid-friendly fun in Needham on July 16 as Amanda Boyanowski-Morin of Mastermind Adventures stopped by on a Saturday morning to share knowledge of plants, nature, and "druidcraft" in general. The term "druidcraft" was originally used to describe a “nature power” spell in the...

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Needham Carnival wheels into town

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Needhamites in search of some local summer fun had to look no further than Needham High School last weekend, as the much-anticipated Needham Carnival ran through July 24. Brought to town by the Rotary Club, games, rides, and food of all kinds were available to...

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Jack Goodman drafted by Texas Rangers

Medfield High’s own Jack Goodman is known to be a baseball prodigy. From a young age, the slugger has played with top talent nationwide. After committing to Pepperdine for D1 baseball in 2020, the star shortstop dominated during his junior year at Medfield High School, leading the team to an appearance in the...

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Back Pages visits Medfield gazebo 

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization (MEMO) recently welcomed rock band Back Pages to the gazebo outside of the Medfield Library on a particularly warm Thursday evening, July 19, as a part of its Summer Concert Series.

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Retro Polatin rocks around Dover common

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Dover residents spent time outdoors on Tuesday evening, July 19, for installment of the Summer Concert Series on Dover Common. The Dover Cultural Council and Mass Cultural Council, which sponsor the series, brought...

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Caterpillar Lab inches its way to DTL

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Individuals of all ages were recently welcomed to Dover Town Library for some creepy, crawly fun as friends from the Caterpillar Lab in Marlborough, NH, traveled with a variety of caterpillars for exploration. Set up in the community room, an entire habitat was recreated for...

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Chris Hancock running for Boston House

On August 21, Chris Hancock,a resident of Westwood, will run the 7-mile Falmouth Road Race for the 17th time to benefit The Boston House, a no-cost home away from home for children with cancer and their families.

Chris has personally raised over $125,000 for Boston House going into this year,...

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Girls lax takes home state title

The Medfield girls lacrosse team took home the Massachusetts state title after besting Cohasset in their final matchup at Babson College. 

After earlier challenges in competitive semifinal and quarterfinal games, the matchup against Cohasset would prove difficult. Coming off two huge upsets, the Skippers were hopeful as they entered the...

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Stacey Peasley Band rocks Westwood

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Westwood Young Women’s Club (WYWC) recently presented a lively family gathering on the lawn of the senior center as the Stacey Peasley Band took the stage on Monday evening, July 11. 

Jam Time...
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Laid-back concert Live at Hale 

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Hale Education Inc. in Westwood is known for being a hub of summer camp, youth based-education programs and culture. To that end, a semi-outdoor concert recently took place on Thursday evening, July 14, featuring three different acts: Erin Ash Sullivan, Steve Robb, and Three At...

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Kids make magic at library

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Ed the Wizard made an appearance at Walpole Public Library on Monday afternoon, July 11, where he crafted an impromptu book of camping-related magic tricks to go along with this year’s summer reading theme, “Beyond the Beaten Path”. Far from a garden-variety magic show, Ed’s...

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Walpole kids perform ‘Treasure Island’

By Elizabeth Connolly
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Audiences of Walpole Children’s Theatre’s (WCT) performance of Treasure Island were in for a real treat last weekend: an entertaining production with excellent performers, beautiful sets and, as an added bonus in mid-July, an air-conditioned theater.

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Summer strummers make music in Needham

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Julie Stepanek recently trekked a bunch of summery, colorful ukuleles to the Needham Free Public Library on Monday afternoon, July 11, for a class on uke basics for kids.

Instructing the aspiring young musicians started with the basics. She began with how...

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Borrelli Memorial Bridge dedicated in Needham

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Needham residents and city officials arrived at Hersey Station on Monday afternoon, July 11, for dedication of the Private First Class David “Damon” Borrelli Memorial Bridge. 

VFW and law enforcement carry flags for the...
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Girls lax takes home state title

The Medfield girls lacrosse team took home the Massachusetts state title after besting Cohasset in their final matchup at Babson College. 

Seniors Annie McCarthy and Kerry White celebrate with Coach Mary Laughna after the traditional post-win water bucket

After...

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‘Expression + Connection’ enchants at Bellforge

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Members of the community sought healing at Medfield’s Bellforge Arts Center on Friday evening, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, for “Expression + Connection”.

The event featured multimodal artworks and installations that invited the public into the space for exploration and conversation.