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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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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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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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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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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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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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Encounters with the Arts returns to WHS

Photos from past Encounters with the Arts.

Westwood High School is opening its doors to art lovers on Thursday, March 24, as the Art Department presents the 26th annual “Encounters with the Arts” program. The program showcases high school students as they present both live performances, as well as artwork...

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St. Margaret Mary, girls CYO champs

On Saturday, March 19, the high school girls CYO basketball team of St. Margaret Mary Parish took the CYO EMASS Championship, beating St. Agatha of Milton by a score of 46-25.

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R.A.Y. Award nominees sought

2021's honorees: Katie Mullin, Caroline James, Vivienne Woodard, Ryan Kissell, Jack Foscaldo

The Westwood Rotary and Westwood Youth & Family Services Department (WY&FS) are seeking the public’s help to identify young people in our community that have demonstrated a commitment to helping others. We would like to celebrate these individuals...

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Westwood artists return to library

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While The Westwood Artists have a permanent display at the Westwood Media Center, the collective of painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and other artists who must reside in Westwood to join, now have an annual March display on the bottom floor of...

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Westwood basketball’s season ends at home

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Down two with a chance to play Malden Catholic on the line, on the final possession of their game against Nauset, the Westwood boys’ basketball team missed what would have been a game winning three, as well as what would have...

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Thurston Welcome Club heads to Hale

On Wednesday, February 2, Mother Nature watched over the Thurston Welcome Club as it headed to Hale Reservation. The Westwood area had just received about 20 inches of snow, yet the temperature was unseasonably warm. The conditions were perfect for snowshoeing.