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Needham catches the pickleball bug

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Over the past five years, per NBC news, pickleball has grown in popularity. The COVID-19 pandemic has exponentially expanded global awareness of pickleball, a game first played in the 1960s in England, and it now seems to be to 2022 what “Pokemon Go” was to...

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Needham CATH throws shortcake social

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff

Tables quickly filled up at the Needham Center at the Heights (CATH) on Friday afternoon, September 9, as the Friends of The Center at the Heights held a luncheon to discuss fundraising and future plans. Seniors looked forward to the yearly event that includes infamously...

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‘Metamorphosis’ exhibit fascinates at Gorse Mill 

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and artist Adina Troen-Krasnow’s “Metamorphosis” is an experience to behold. Troen-Krasnow transformed color and texture, creating a space for reflection and connection in her latest exhibit at Gorse Mill Studios, which has been up since mid-August.

Greene gives gift from spirit at COA

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff

Needhamites lined up at the Council on Aging to seek healing on Thursday evening, August 11, as psychic medium Dr. Cathy Ripley Greene made an appearance to share gifts from spirit with the audience.

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Humble Spirit drums in Needham

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff

The Humble Spirit Drum group visited the Needham Free Public Library on Saturday afternoon, July 30. 

Humble Spirit, which set up just outside of the library, offered the chance for all ages to drum, sing, and learn about Native culture. Families gathered...

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Summer strummers make music in Needham

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Julie Stepanek recently trekked a bunch of summery, colorful ukuleles to the Needham Free Public Library on Monday afternoon, July 11, for a class on uke basics for kids.

Instructing the aspiring young musicians started with the basics. She began with how...

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Borrelli Memorial Bridge dedicated in Needham

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Needham residents and city officials arrived at Hersey Station on Monday afternoon, July 11, for dedication of the Private First Class David “Damon” Borrelli Memorial Bridge. 

VFW and law enforcement carry flags for the...
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NHS class of ’22 graduates

By Emily Rast
Hometown Weekly Intern

It seems the whole town came down to Needham High School on Sunday to cheer on the class of 2022, and the sun was no exception. 

A sea of navy...

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Needham Library goes wild for Animal Experience

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Needham Public Library turned into a woodland habitat for a day as visitors welcomed Matt Gabriel and a few animal special guests. 

Gabriel carefully holds Sugar, a poisonous cane toad, out to the...
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Pools at Rosemary open, make a splash

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Last Friday at 1 p.m. marked the official grand opening for pools at Rosemary Recreation Complex. Community members geared up for the heat with sunglasses and snacks in tote, ready for the summer and everything the facility has to offer. 

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Rockets victory spoils Milton’s senior night

Campbell Keyes brings the ball forward, as Needham applies continuous pressure in the first half.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Needham boys’ soccer team kept its undefeated record with a comeback win over the Milton Wildcats last Tuesday night. Spoiling Milton’s senior night,...

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Needham beats Walpole a second time

Coach Tarabelli noted that having his players back from injury played a huge role in the game.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

As a general sports rule, when two teams or individuals play each other and one team or individual dominates the later stages...

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TOPSoccer swells to largest numbers ever

Everyone seemed to be enjoying Jack’s run across the field; a testament to how much TOPSoccer athletes and buddies love the program.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last year, Needham’s TOPSoccer program ran in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic after recognizing a...

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Take Back the Night spotlights abuse

The purple lights stand out on Town Hall's steps, drawing all sorts of attention from people passing by.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If you’ve driven by Town Hall and noticed it’s covered in purple lights, you’ve seen the newest iteration of Needham High...

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Harvest Fair returns after year off

Officer Rocket being cute, and not doing much else.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

After having to be cancelled last year because of COVID-19, on Sunday, the Needham Harvest Fair returned to Town Hall and its surrounding streets. But while perennial favorites like the...

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2-1 Needham win keeps Walpole winless

Maylin Carr keeps a Walpole player from crossing the ball in the first half.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Led by a UConn-bound forward, the Walpole Timberwolves were about as good a winless team as you could find.

But while...

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Needham Open Studios moves outdoors

Although not as many as would have taken place with a traditional setup, there were some live art demonstrations, like this one from Mark Richards.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Usually a spring event, COVID-19 cancelled the 2020 and 2021 iterations of Needham Open...

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Jog Your Memory 5K goes live

Mitchell Elementary School’s “Welcome Back” sign could just as well have been talking about the race, which had to go entirely virtual last year because of COVID-19.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

After Jess Rice’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2007, she...

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Girls volleyball looks to defend title

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Needham Rockets girls volleyball team is heading into the season riding a thirty-three game win streak, and with COVID cancelling the playoffs for those sports moved to the “Fall II” season last year, the 2019 title-holders are technically the defending state champions, as well....

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Salons, barbershops talk COVID impact

Anthony’s Barbershop in Needham noted how many of their customers used the time they were closed to experiment with new hair styles.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

As COVID recedes, Hometown Weekly is taking a special look at how some of the businesses in...

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