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A special story-time at WPL

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Patrons of the Westwood Public Library (WPL) were in for a real treat recently when author-illustrator duo Rozilla MH and Jennifer Welborn read their picture book “Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals.” Children with their caretakers and stuffed animals in tow eagerly...

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Learning about convenient cooking at WPL

By Riley Fontana

Hometown Weekly Reporter

With a heat wave hitting Massachusetts, the last thing most people want to do is cook, especially when the stovetop or oven is involved. The Westwood Library decided to offer a convenient cooking class to teach patrons how easy it is...

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Libraries host “An Evening with Mercury Stardust”

By Riley Fontana

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Westwood, Medfield, and Dover libraries were only a few of the over 50 libraries that hosted TikTok star Mercury Stardust. The Rowley Public Library was the main host of this event and invited other libraries to join and bring their...

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COA hosts annual summer barbecue

By Riley Fontana

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Council on Aging (COA) of Westwood rang in summer with its annual barbecue for patrons and their guests. This event celebrated the start of summer with wonderful food and conversation. Organized by Council on Aging Director Lina Arena-DeRosa, the barbecue...

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Westwood native wins Miss Massachusetts

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter 

The 2024 Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Competition was held at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester on Friday, June 21 with finals on Saturday, June 22. Included within the 25 contestants vying to be the 84th Miss Massachusetts was Kiersten Khoury, a 2019...

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Locals learn about Bigfoot

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Westwood Public Library (WPL) hosted Author John O’Connor to discuss his book
“The Secret History of Bigfoot.” Attendees gathered together in the Community Meeting Room, eager to hear O’Connor’s experiences when writing this fascinating nonfiction account. 

In regards...

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WYWC hosts Touch-a-Truck

By Riley Fontana

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Recently, The Westwood Young Women’s Club hosted a Touch-a-Truck event at the Westwood High School. This event encourages kids and families to learn about the different trucks, cars and machines they may see around town and interact with the people who...

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HTW’s guide to summer concerts

By Julia Beauregard

Hometown Weekly Editor

The summer concert series under the Hometown Weekly’s (HTW) umbrella of towns have become a beloved tradition, drawing music lovers of all ages to enjoy evenings filled with live performances under the stars. 

Out of the six towns...

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Li Liu visits WPL

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Westwood Public Library (WPL) hosted a special performance by Chinese acrobat Li Liu. The community room was full of attendees of all ages, and everyone seemed excited and eager for...

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A day of Pride in Westwood

By Riley Fontana 

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Westwood celebrated its second-ever Pride on Sunday, June 9, 2024. Hosted at the gazebo and lawn at the Council on Aging, this family-friendly event showcased the love in Westwood. This one day event acted as a microcosm for the month long...

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Annual Veterans Breakfast at the COA

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Westwood Council on Aging (COA) hosted their annual Veterans Breakfast at the end of last month. This free, full breakfast honored those who served, and their respected families, in reverence for Memorial Day.

The room was filled...

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R.A.Y Awards 2024

by Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Grace Barnett, Maren Campbell, Angelina Homsy, Michael Stoll, and Kate Sullivan proudly received Recognize A Youth (R.A.Y.) awards in the Common Room of the Westwood Library. 

Katy Colthart, the Westwood Youth & Family Services director, said the R.A.Y...

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Westwood graduates the Class of 2024

By Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Westwood celebrated the Class of 2024 on June 2nd with music, cheers, speeches, applause, green caps and gowns, and lots of smiling faces. The warm words of school officials and fellow students set the graduating seniors on the path to confident,...

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PMC Kids’ Ride at Martha Jones

by Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly

At 9am on the misty morning of Saturday, May 19, over 45 kind-hearted Westwood Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts volunteered at the PMC Kids’ Ride or hit the road on their bikes and scooters to raise money for cancer research and treatment...

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Checkmate chronicles at Masonic Lodge

by Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Rabboni Masonic Lodge of Westwood held a Checkmate Chronicles event for players of all skill levels to learn how to play the historic game of chess and to enjoy playing matches.

To begin the morning event, the...

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Fishing for fun at Buckmaster Pond

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Westwood Recreation recently held their Annual Westwood Fishing Derby. This event was held over at Buckmaster Pond in which everyone was welcome to participate. 

For this fishing derby, there were two divisions participants could enter into. The Youth...

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Yoga Adventures at the WPL

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Westwood Public Library (WPL) hosted Yoga Adventures in the children’s room. The 45 minute yoga program, which was specifically geared for children between the ages of five and eight, guided kids through yoga poses in a fun and playful way.

Westwood Senior Night success 

By Avonlea Cummings

Hometown Weekly Sports Reporter

The Westwood girls lacrosse team celebrated Senior Day on Monday, May 13, for their eleventh Tri-Valley League game of the regular season against the Ashland Clockers. The Wolverines defeated Ashland 16-7 and as of this game, they hold a 14-3...

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A culinary collaboration at Powisset Farm

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Westwood and Dover Council’s on Aging (COA) joined together once again this month at Powisset Farm to join Chef Thi in learning how to create spring pasta from Italy. Within this class, COA members made delicious Lemony Asparagus Pasta as...

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Do-Si-Doers celebrate 68th anniversary

by Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Square dancers gathered together at Blackburn Hall in Walpole to dance in honor of the 68th anniversary of the Do-Si-Doers Square Dance Club of Walpole. Coming from near and far, including Cranston (Rhode Island), Mansfield, Norfolk, Walpole, Dover, Westwood, Dedham, Medfield,...

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