Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Hildreth was awarded with the Boston Post Cane last week for being Westwood's oldest living resident.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Welcome to the Photo of the Day! Many, though not all, of the photos from this series will come straight from our Neighborhood Gallery, to which you can upload your own photos of events, celebrations and scenes from inside the Westwood borders. Last weekend we ran a feature on Kathryn Hildreth, who was honored by local and state officials last week for being Westwood's oldest living resident at 102 years of age. Hildreth, who has lived at Fox Hill Village since it opened more than 20 years ago, received the Boston Post Cane as a token of the town's apprecaition. Be sure to check back each day, Monday through Friday, for a new photo and if you've got photos you'd like to submit, send them our way and we'll be sure to feature them! Also be…
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Kathryn Hildreth, 102, was commemorated with the Boston Post Cane this week.
Kathryn Hildreth has seen a lot in the last century. But one of the most exciting things she's seen dates back to 1927, when, as a student at the National Cathedral School in Washington, she had the chance to see a parade featuring Charles Lindbergh, who had just flown over the Atlantic Ocean. She was 18 at the time. "That was great," Hildreth said. "We didn't know how great. But it was like being let out of school, and so we went. It was very exciting." Originally from Malden, Hildreth, 102, has been a resident at Fox Hill Village in Westwood since it opened nearly 21 years ago, and was honored this past week for being Westwood's oldest living resident. A handful of officials gathered at Fox Hill on Tuesday to present Hildreth with the…
Sunday, January 8, 2012
The last resident to be honored with the Cane was 2009, and a new recipient will be commended at the end of the month at Fox Hill Village.
It's been three years since a Westwood resident has been honored with The Boston Post Cane. But now, the Cane will return to the spotlight. On Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. at Fox Hill Village, Westwood Council on Aging director Pat Larkin and Westwood Town Clerk Dottie Powers will present the Cane to Westwood's oldest living resident, who is 103 years old. Powers requested that the recipient not be named prior to the ceremony later this month. The Cane was last granted to Lottie Stern in November 2009, which marked the 100th anniversary of the cane's inception. Stern was 108 years old at the time; after her passing, Westwood officials began to look for the next oldest resident in town. The Cane has a long-standing history both in New …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
The group sang a variety of tunes at the complex last week.
Last week, students from Hanlon Elementary took some time to sing Christmas Carols at Fox Hill Village's Clark House. But it wasn't the only group to bring holiday cheer to seniors at the complex. The Westwood Girl Scout Daisy Troop #65134 enjoyed holiday caroling, also at the Clark House at Fox Hill Village. The girls, ages 6 and 7, enjoyed singing a variety of songs including "Jingle Bells" and "Deck the Halls".
Friday, December 23, 2011
Fifth graders from the Paul Hanlon Elementary School brought their melodic holiday spirits to Fox Hill Village on Thursday.
Parents, teachers and students from the Hanlon School visited seniors at Westwood's Fox Hill Village on Thursday to perform a series of holiday music. Walking from one floor to the next, students sang a variety of songs, from "Frosty the Snowman" to "Winter Wonderland", among others.