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Seniors savor soothing piano tunes

By Madison Butkus
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Seniors were given a musical treat this past Wednesday as classical and jazz pianist, Mark West, came to perform at the Center at The Heights (CATH) in Needham. Professionally performing and also teaching for years, West played an array of songs during one of his...

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CATH welcomes Red Sox alumni

By Julia Beauregard
Hometown Weekly Editor

On Wednesday, the Center at the Heights (CATH) welcomed Red Sox Hall of Famer, former catcher, and sports broadcaster Bob "Monty" Montgomery, along with WCVB sports reporter Mike Dowling. Dowling conducted an interview with Montgomery, retracing various aspects of his career before, during, and after...

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CATH brings Fenway to seniors

By Julia Beauregard
Hometown Weekly Editor

Seniors gathered in the game room at The Center at The Heights (CATH) last Thursday to watch the opening day game for the Boston Red Sox.

COA staff members passed out peanuts, popcorn, cracker jacks, and soda out to the seniors, with...

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Steve Rudolph Trio rocks CATH 

By Julia Beauregard
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Seniors gathered together at the Needham Center at The Heights this past Wednesday, January 11, to enjoy some covered renditions of their favorite tunes from their younger years, performed by the Steve Rudolph Trio. The Trio’s repertoire consisted of popular tunes from the 1940s, 1950s,...

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Pianist Adrian Liao performs for seniors

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday afternoon, the New England Conservatory and Needham Council on Aging presented the piano stylings of junior student Adrian Liao to the seniors of the Tolles Parsons Center. Playing three pieces from Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt and Robert Schumann, Liao wowed the audience before fielding question about...
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Malik the Magician wows COA

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By Alexander Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday, November 29, the Needham Council on Aging was treated to an afternoon of magic and dry humor by Malik the Magician. With the crowd gently murmuring, a bald man in a black vest – exactly what the mind’s eye conjures when envisioning an act called “Malik the...
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Project VAN volunteers give back

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter High-school-aged kids were working hard at the Needham Community Farm as they spent last Wednesday volunteering with Project VAN (Volunteers Around Needham). The Project VAN program first began during the summer of 1998 and aims to provide one-day service projects around Needham for kids that are between eighth and 12th...
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Needham’s Keating recognized by VFW

Tom Keating, Vietnam Veteran and longtime Needham resident, has been named Outstanding Community Service Chairman 2017 by the National Headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). The National Recognition Award was presented to him last night by VFW Post 2498 Commander Rob Meltzer, who read the citation praising Keating for “the many outstanding contributions...
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A conversation of substance

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday, November 20, Representative Denise Garlick invited the community to join the discussion on substance abuse prevention, support, and recovery, and on mental health. Accompanied by a diverse panel of professionals, Rep. Garlick shared three authentic stories that broached the issue with the hope of informing the community...
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Generations meet through pen pal program

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The divide between generations can be hard to bridge, especially when it comes to the very young and the older. However, the brilliant minds at Mitchell Elementary School and the Needham Council on Aging have come up with a plan to help bridge this gap and facilitate the transfer...
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