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Westwood 16U wins Nor’Easter Classic Tournament

Bridget Mulkeen pitched a one-hit shutout with error-free defense behind her in the final as the Westwood 16U Select Softball team beat Rage Softball from Salisbury, MA, 5-0, to claim the Nor'Easter Classic Tournament in Laconia, NH. 

The astonishing performance in the championship game capped an inspiring run, as Westwood...

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Shark Week strikes Westwood Library

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Beth Swinning carries the spirit of Shark Week everywhere she goes. 

“The librarians at the public library visit us to get the kids ready for summer reading," The Martha Jones Elementary school librarian revealed. "We worked together for this visit to get...

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Walpole Rec playground new and accessible

By Lauren Schiavone 
Hometown Weekly Staff

Walpole Recreation announced via Twitter on Thursday evening, July 28, that construction has ceased for the South Walpole Community Athletic Complex playground. Located off Route 1A, the newly-constructed playground offers a great way to enjoy Walpole’s gorgeous athletic complex.

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Adams Farm hosts pleasant summer concert

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Walpole’s Adams Farm, just over the border from Westwood, opened its barn doors to Matt Tremble and The Dane Street Project on Saturday, July 30. The afternoon of free music, hosted by the Friends of Adams Farm, drew quite the crowd. Guests brought lawn chairs,...

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Humble Spirit drums in Needham

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff

The Humble Spirit Drum group visited the Needham Free Public Library on Saturday afternoon, July 30. 

Humble Spirit, which set up just outside of the library, offered the chance for all ages to drum, sing, and learn about Native culture. Families gathered...

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Masks adorn Needham Library

By Emily Rast
Hometown Weekly Intern

If you visited the Needham Free Public Library last month, chances are you may have noticed some new faces. 

The...

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Bubbles make big fun at library

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff 

Summertime typically means sunshine, beach trips and barbecues. 

But what about bubbles? 

Who can resist chasing after and popping bubbles on a sunny day? To that end,...

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Powisset Sunset Series delights visitors

By Emily Rast
Hometown Weekly Intern

Dover’s Powisset Farm has called their Thursday Sunset Series “summer at its finest,” and they may just be right. 

Anyone who has spent a summer in Massachusetts knows that it’s often the simple things that make the season special, and Powisset Farm...

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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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