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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.

Westwood Artists start a new year

The Westwood Artists have announced they are hosting a show at the main branch of the Westwood Public Library through the month of March. “It’s been two years since our last library exhibit,” says Karen Flowers Cagan. “It is so exciting to be able to host this exhibit once again!” 

Poet’s Writing Group meets in person

Lynne Viti called this the ‘core group’ of the class, though she noted there is room for three or four more members. 

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

After exclusively meeting on Zoom because of the pandemic, last Tuesday night at the Westwood Library, the Westwood Poet’s Writing...

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Ribbon cut on Islington Branch library

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Although it had already been open for some programs that didn’t require furnishing, last Monday afternoon, the Islington Branch of the Westwood Library officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Despite frigid temperatures, a large crowd gathered to listen to Town Administrator...

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Westwood Day returns after yearlong layoff

A man on stilts passes candy out to the Westwood Day crowd.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no Westwood Day last year.

But with the vaccine allowing the state to open up and...

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COA celebrates senior center reopening

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

In non-pandemic times, the Westwood Council on Aging (COA) is a pillar of senior life in town. With the coming of COVID, its role became ever more vital - and it rose to the occasion admirably, despite having to close the Patricia Carty-Larkin Senior Center...

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Concert raises funds for performing arts

Francesca Lodovico performed two of her own original songs, “March Won’t But April May” and Press Start.”

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Sunday evening, September 6, outside of the gazebo off Harding Street, just ahead of the rain showers, Sophia Zhao held the Young...

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Seniors enjoy a camp day

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Do you ever miss those summer camp days? The ones filled with laughter after a long day at the beach or doing activities? What about the regularly scheduled camp crafts that people bring home in bulk at the end of each season?

COA Hiking Club explores Blue Hills

Due to heat, bugs, and vacation, the hiking club tends to have less people participate in the summer leaving the core group to hike alone.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Westwood COA hiking club meets year-round, always on a Tuesday, and usually explore...

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Everything peaceful at Buckmaster Pond

Whether they were picnicking or kayaking, there were all sorts of people taking advantage of the summer weather on Saturday afternoon.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

For whatever reason, this week, journalists began to reexamine the “Central Park Karen” event that captured the country’s...

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Islington Library awaits reopening

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For two years, the Islington Branch Library has been under construction as it was renovated. During that time, patrons sought out services at the main branch while waiting for their beloved library branch to reopen. 

The wait is almost over and patrons...

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Bubble Music Man returns to Westwood

Rob Peters noted that since his bubbles were made of soap and water, they wouldn’t stain any clothes - which came in handy, given the number of kids popping them left and right.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

“You can’t not have a good...

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