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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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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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Cooper McCann, Youth of the Month

The Needham Exchange Club has recognized Cooper McCann from St. Sebastian's as its Youth of the Month. He is a member of the Cum Laude Society for his outstanding academic achievements and won the Harvard Book Award for “excellence in scholarship and character”. McCann has played baseball, hockey and...

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Tapples take stage at Hard Rock

By Beatrice Beutel
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

After two and a half hours of various musicians performing their 20-minute sets in an epic battle of the bands, The Tapples finally took the stage. They opened with an original song, “Streets in the Evening,” which immediately had the audience...

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Perras tutors through pandemic and beyond

The Needham Community Council had some decisions to make about the English Language Learning program at the onset of the pandemic two years ago. For health and safety reasons, many of the existing tutor pairs did move to online, virtual learning, but many others were forced to take a pause. Today, however, the...

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Ukraine vigil held outside town hall

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

After recounting the now famous story of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky turning down an offer to be evacuated from his country with the declaration “I need ammunition, not a ride,” first generation Ukrainian-American Daniel Pavlotsky told the crowd assembled at Town Hall for Needham’s Vigil...

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Steven Qie, Youth of the Month

The Needham Exchange Club has recognized Steven Qie from Needham High School as its Youth of the Month. Steven is an outstanding student and has also been involved in broad-based community service that has won him a national President’s Volunteer Service Award in each of the last three years. He also earned an...

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Artist Henry exhibiting at Gorse Mill

"When We Are Silent", a new solo exhibition by artist Ruth K. Henry, is on display March 7-26 at Gorse Mill Studios, 31 Thorpe Road, Needham. A gallery opening reception will be held this Saturday, March 12, from 6-9 p.m.; all visitors are welcomed, and there is plenty of free parking available.

Seamus Fox, International Songwriting semifinalist

Seamus Fox, an 18-year-old singer songwriter from Needham, is a semifinalist in the prestigious 2021 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). Seamus wrote and recorded “Road Of Life”, his first original track, which released on all streaming platforms last November. It has been streamed on Spotify more than 13,000 times in the past few months.

COVID causes Community Council adjustments

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When COVID-19 first hit Massachusetts and caused widespread lockdowns in March 2020, the Needham Community Council (NCC) both took on a greater importance in town and was forced to adjust its processes to accommodate social distancing rules. Nearly two years later,...

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Nikita Patel, Youth of the Month

Photo by John Terry. Shown with Ms Patel Are Club Members Joe Burns (on her right) and Jim Reulbach, President Elect.

Nikita Patel was honored as an Exchange Club Youth of the Month on February 17. She is an excellent student at Needham High and was recently...

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Needham’s Art in Bloom coming soon

Beth Shalom Garden Club will soon be presenting its 14th Needham’s Art in Bloom, virtually. 

Beth Shalom Garden Club and participants from Needham Garden Club and Kalmia Garden Club will interpret artwork by Needham High School students with flower arrangements.

The free virtual presentation will be available...

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Needham Women’s Club donates to DVAC

Left to right: Maureen Callahan, Domestic Violence Action Committee (DVAC) and Needham Women's Club Member; Lt. Belinda Carroll, Needham Police Dept. and co-chair of DVAC; and President Betsy Millane of Needham Women's Club. 

Recently the Needham Women's Club presented a donation of $500 to Needham's Domestic Violence Action Committee (DVAC)...

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Take Back the Night returns live

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of COVID-19, last year, Needham’s Take Back the Night event, which is traditionally held in February, was forced to be a live-streamed, virtual event rather than an in-person one. 

Last Thursday night, it returned to being held as a live event,...

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