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Pine Hill hosts first play

With the help of the Westwood Recreation Department, Pine Hill held the school's first play production, "Annie", on April 26th in its brand new Cafetorium. Directed by Robert Brennan ’14 and choreographed by Allyson Hannon ‘18, many of the school's 4th and 5th graders performed in this adaptation of the beloved classic. Rehearsing...

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Curtains up on NCT’s “The Crucible”

By Cameron Small

Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Curtains are up on a new production from Needham Community Theater (NCT) this upcoming weekend as “The Crucible” takes the stage. Arthur Miller’s 1953 drama The Crucible, directed by Marianne Phinney, opens at the Newman Elementary School on May 10. Tickets...

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TMS student performs in “A Wrinkle in Time”

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Westwood resident and Thurston Middle School (TMS) student Eviva Hertz is currently performing in her third professional play, “A Wrinkle in Time,” at Wheelock Family Theatre (WFT) in Boston, MA. This play is adapted from Madeleine L’Engle’s much-loved classic tale in...

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GOFI Dogs visit Intergenerational Program at Pine Hill

As part of the Westwood Council on Aging’s Intergenerational Program, a group of senior citizens and 4th Graders enjoyed a visit from trainers and dogs from Golden Opportunities for Independence (GOFI) on Wednesday April 10th at the Pine Hill School. 

GOFI is a non-profit service dog training organization located in...

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Families experience Joys of Nature at WPL

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

During April Vacation the Westwood Public Library (WPL) provided eager, animal-loving children, along with their caregivers, to gather together in the community room to experience “Joys of Nature!” This program was a live animal show, presented by Joy Marzolf. Marzolf was...

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Local author talks Boston Marathon at WPL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

With the 128th Boston Marathon that happened on Monday, April 15th, the Westwood Public Library (WPL) hosted local race enthusiast and author Paul Clerici to discuss his most recent book, “Boston Marathon Traditions and Lore”. This event was sponsored by the...

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Miles for Mom: Boston Marathon debut

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Longtime Westwood resident Jessica Hajjar just recently ran her first Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15th, alongside her younger brother Matt. This sister-brother duo ran in honor of their late mother who tragically passed away in November 2023 after battling Amyotrophic...

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Successful WRC pancake breakfast

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Westwood Rotary Club (WRC) hosted a Pancake Breakfast at Xaverian Brothers High School on Sunday, April 7th. From 8am to 1pm, members of the community filed through the cafeteria to enjoy a delicious breakfast including pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, and...

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Akindolie entertains WPL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

This Spring, the Westwood Public Library (WPL) is presenting a Spring Concert Series on select Sundays throughout the months of March through May. This series is hosted by the 21st Century Foundation and features an array of musicians performing a wide...

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Senior Moments Chorus performs at WPL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Walpole Council on Aging (COA) Senior Moments Chorus (SMC) recently performed at the Westwood Public Library (WPL) for a wonderful crowd of people. They have just recently united for the first time since before COVID and have been performing across...

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Official ribbon cutting at Pine Hill Elementary 

By Julia Beauregard

Hometown Weekly Editor

Pine Hill Elementary School, lovingly referred to as “the school in the woods,” has officially opened its doors to students, faculty, and staff after the conception of this project six years ago. Residents were welcomed to attend the official ribbon cutting...

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Youth Hockey captures Championship Title

By Avonlea Cummings

Hometown Weekly Sports Reporter

The Westwood Youth Hockey PeeWee AAA team clinched the program a Mass State Hockey championship title over St. Patrick's Day weekend, securing a hard-fought 4-2 victory against Falmouth. The triumph underscored the team's unwavering determination, strong camaraderie, and effective leadership...

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Westwood students win Salem Film Festival competition

Jonathan Bertone & Ryan Williams, sophomores from Westwood High School, recently won the "Keeping It Reel" award at the Salem Film Festival for their short documentary "Most Valuable Heist of All Time". The film covers the theft of 13 works of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum in Boston. The art pieces...

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New IT Director takes the helm 

When Donna McClellan first joined Westwood’s IT team in 1996, Windows 95 had only been around for six months.  The countless changes since then have been astounding.

“Technology has become so important as the years went on,” said McClellan “Initially, we were just able to do some document processing and...

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Seniors craft Pebble Art

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Seniors of the Westwood Council on Aging (COA) gathered at the Patricia Carty-Larkin Center this past Wednesday, March 20th to partake in a fascinating craft of Pebble Art. Local Artist Kerry Consentino-Vilorio guided seniors throughout the class to help them create...

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Westwood Artists present annual gallery show

by Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Westwood Artists, an informal collaborative of makers living in Westwood, are holding their sixth annual gallery show in the main branch of the Westwood Public Library from March 1 to 29. The show features the work of 13 local artists...

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COA celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Westwood Council on Aging (COA) members gathered together this past Wednesday, March 13th to celebrate their annual Saint Patrick’s Day Luncheon. The Patricia Carty-Larkin Center was packed full with ecstatic seniors, ready to reign in the upcoming holiday in a very...

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Westwood Risks Contamination charges

Contamination in Westwood’s recycling stream is quickly becoming an expensive problem. In December of 2023 Waste Management notified Westwood that the town is well above an upper limit of 10% contamination and will be charged an annual penalty of $25,000 in addition to regular charges if it is not brought under control.