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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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‘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.

Vision-boarding arrives at the DTL

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Chances are you’ve heard of manifesting, or envisioning and creating your ideal reality. Wishes and dreams were being further developed as the Dover Town Library (DTL) hosted a vision board-making event on Thursday afternoon, July 14.

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Sherborn COA hikes to beat the heat

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

This summer has been full of great weather and multiple activities centered around enjoying the outdoors. With COVID restrictions subsiding and programs returning to full capacity, the Sherborn Council on Aging held its weekly walk of the Holliston Rail Trail.  

Westwood High class of ’22 graduates

Bright, sunny skies and an overall beautiful day provided the backdrop as Westwood High School’s class of 2022 walked in caps and gowns to its graduation on Sunday, June 5.

It was a day that, just two years...

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Flag football delights Westwood kids

By Lauren Schiavone 
Hometown Weekly Staff

The smell of dirt and grass on the field constituted tell-tale signs of summer for Westwood kids as children ages seven through fourteen gathered at Sheehan Field last week for flag football. The short week due to the holiday meant that the program was at...

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Middle school Community Builders take off

Tenacity. Leadership. Inclusion. Unity. Those are the four pillars behind a newly formed group at Westwood’s Thurston Middle School called “Community Builders.” According to school administrators, there is a real need to build a sense of community among middle school students.

“We pulled together rising seventh- and eighth-grade students from...

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‘Sunflowers for Ukraine’ shine in library

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff


Westwood’s Council on Aging art instructor, Brenda Goldman, recently led a group of artists in using their talent to bring attention to Ukraine. Seniors from the Westwood and Holliston COAs of varying talent levels, from beginner to advanced, lent their skills to the exhibit, which...

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WHS class of ’22 graduates

By Elizabeth Connolly
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

The one hundred and forty-eighth Walpole High School graduation took place on Turco Field last Sunday, and it was quite the event. 

The parking lot was full of cars, many...

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GOFI dogs have tails wagging in Walpole

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff

Golden Opportunities for Independence (GOFI) arrived at the Walpole Public Library to share some sunshine last Thursday morning. GOFI is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to live a more fulfilling life with the love and assistance of a dog and...

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Adams Farm concert keeps it groovy

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

A sunny afternoon outdoors at Walpole’s Adams Farm on Saturday, June 25, provided an excellent atmosphere for a summer concert, which featured the stylings of Groovy Situation and Dave Penza. 

Concertgoers were shielded from the sun by an outdoor roof covering the...

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The play’s the thing

By Emily Rast
Hometown Weekly Intern

Among the stellar schools, top-notch youth sports programs, and friendly neighbors that make Hometown Weekly’s communities ideal for raising children, there are, of course, some things that the children themselves would point to as the highlights of their towns.

Anyone who’s had...

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Good times roll at Summer on Stone

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Summer on Stone program, a weekday camp designed for children ages four to eleven, is currently in full swing in the center of town. The program, run by Walpole Recreation Department, runs for six weeks. 

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NHS class of ’22 graduates

By Emily Rast
Hometown Weekly Intern

It seems the whole town came down to Needham High School on Sunday to cheer on the class of 2022, and the sun was no exception. 

A sea of navy...

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