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Carnival returns after COVID absence

Placed on top of the hill at Needham High, the Ferris wheel provided great photo opportunities.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

After being shut down due to COVID-19 last year, on last Thursday night, the annual Rotary Club Carnival returned to Needham High School....

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Seniors sway to swing band

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It’s not every day that people get a chance to get up and dance to real swing band. On Tuesday, June 25, visitors at the Needham Center at the Heights were ready to enjoy their rooftop deck and break out their grill, before inclement weather put a damper on...
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Rotary announces R.A.Y. Award winners

The Rotary Club of Westwood and Westwood Youth & Family Services (WY&FS) have announced the recipients of the 2018 Recognize A Youth (R.A.Y.) Award. Three Westwood High School students and a student from Downey Elementary School were honored recently at a Rotary Club reception at the Library. The recipients, through their actions, have demonstrated an...
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Rotarians install St. Joe’s ‘buddy bench’

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The Rotary Club of Needham, along with help from Galway Masonry, recently installed a "buddy bench" at St. Joseph Elementary School. The bench is a simple way to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. The teachers at St. Joe's have taught their students that if they see someone sitting on the...
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Step into art with Abby Rischin

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By Harry Kane Hometown Weekly Reporter For many, art is an important part of expressing imagination and exhibiting technical skills, but for Abby Rischin, the founder and president of the non-profit, Step Into Art, there are a multitude of reasons why creating and learning about art can encourage students to expand their horizons. That’s why Rischin...
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DeadBeat Band brings upbeat vibe to Wellesley

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Wellesley summertime concert series came to a close last week with two final shows for the summer. DeadBeat, a Grateful Dead tribute band, were set to open the summer series in July, but were rained out. The Tuesday night rain date performance was worth the wait. The evening...
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Pancake Festival goes green

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Contributor The Rotary Club of Wellesley held its annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday as part of Wellesley Wonderful Weekend. Rotarian volunteers served over 1,600 people that came to enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, yogurt, and fruit with their neighbors while helping the Wellesley Rotary Club raise funds that benefit Rotary...
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Famed Improv Group Coming to Wellesley

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Rotary Club of Wellesley is bringing Chicago City Limits, New York City’s longest running comedy improv theater group, to Wellesley on Saturday, March 12 to perform a benefit concert on Saturday, March 12 at Wellesley College’s Alumnae Hall at 7:30 p.m. The event will raise funds for the Rotary...
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