Wednesday, January 30, 2013
To receive a $25 discount, campers must register and pay in full by Jan. 31.
Registration is now open for Hale Summer Day Camp and the 2013 summer beach family membership. To take advantage of a $25 discount, campers must register for Hale Day Camp by Jan. 31. There is also a $15 discount if families complete the 2013 beach registration card by Feb. 28. For more information, visit www.halereservation.org
Friday, September 7, 2012
Westwood on September 7, 2012. Here are some things you want to know.
1. While the polls weren't too busy here in Westwood yesterday for the primary election, there were some results in what was probably the most well-contested race. Joseph Selvaggi defeated Matt Temperley for the Republican spot on the ballot in November, both here in Westwood and overall in Massachusetts. 2. Hale Reservation will be hosting the 9th annual Hale Triathlon this Sunday. There are races for adults and youths. This event supports the campership fund. You can register at the Hale website, or on the day of the event, which starts at 9 a.m. 3. The Friends of Westwood Performing Arts are currently seeking out people interesting in placing an advertisement in their program book. The FWPA is an organization made up of volunteers who …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Hundreds of kids joined together for fun and games for the third straight year.
Hale Reservation held their third annual All Camp Carnival yesterday, with hundreds of campers taking part in the fun. Needham Bank sponsored the activities, helping make it possible for the campers to enjoy snow cones, receive prizes and try to sink their counselors in a dunk tank, among other things. Iris Tomlak, Needham Bank's Marketing Officer, and Westwood branch manager Rebecca Schofield, even stopped by to see how the festivities were going. As hip-hop music blasted throughout the day, the campers took part in facepainting, caricatures and various other events. The All Camp Carnival was a success, as all of the campers who attended had a fun time. Take a look at the pictures and see how much fun they had. Does this remind you of …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A look at the local site in Westwood, circa 1909.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The following was submitted by Nancy Donahue, President of the Westwood Historical Society. Each week, Westwood Patch takes a look into the past. This week, we look at Cat Rock Pasture, a familiar site in Hale Reservation from 1909. The photo was taken by Elizabeth Ladd of Needham. Do you have a place in Westwood you'd like to see historical photos of? Let us know in the comments section below!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The event will begin and end at Membership Beach, of which Brune was the manager.
This Saturday, Hale Reservation will be holding a special 5K trail race in the memory of Julia Brune, the former manager for Hale's Membership Beach who lost her battle with cancer in October 2011. The event will be part of Hale's ongoing 5K Series, but will specifically benefit Julia's Place at Membership Beach, according to Hale officials this week. "Unlike our other races, this one will start and end at Membership Beach," said Hale spokesperson Paula McLaughlin. Those interested can register for the 5K by visiting HaleReservation.org/events_triatlon.html. Interested participants can also register the day of the event. In June, the Westwood Educational Foundation (WEF) honored Brune with its Barbara M. Friedman Award for Excellence in…
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The local natural hot-spot offers a wide-variety of services for local residents.
While not a business in the traditional sense, Westwood's Hale Reservation offers quite a bit in terms of natural services to local residents. The reservation, which comprises 1,100 of woodlands in Westwood and Dover, offers free parking and, aside from numerous walking and hiking trails, holds facilities for birthday parties and other private events. Bathing and water activities are restricted to members for a modest annual fee for families or individuals. Hale is also the host of several 5K races throughout the year, and most recently welcomed an outdoor sporting demonstration from representatives from Eastern Mountain Sports. Moreover, the popular Membership Beach at Hale provides area residents with a great local beach, ideal for the …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The demo was held on Saturday, June 30, and welcomed residents from the surrounding area.
It was a fun weekend for one group of nature lovers from Westwood. Rachel, Patricia and Katie Fergus and Sydney and Jade Landolphi all took to Hale Reservation on Saturday for an outdoor sports demonstration hosted by Eastern Mountain Sports. A handful of representatives from nearby EMS stores were on hand Saturday to provide attendees with kayak and other outdoor sporting demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free of charge. Attendeers were granted 20 percent off their next purchase of a kayak or related accessories a nearby store. Did you attend the event? Upload your photos here and let us know about your experience in the comments section below.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Find out how high two Westwood High School athletes are soaring, get your July 4th trash and recycling schedule and check out some outdoor sporting equipment this weekend.
Today's Weather: There will be a slight chance of showers before 10 a.m. in Westwood today, then a chance of thunderstorms between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Skies will be partly sunny with a high near 91 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. 1. Westwood's trash and recycling for the Fourth of July week will be on the regular schedule for Monday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 3. Trash and recycling will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week due to Independence Day on Wednesday. 2. It's been a week filled with athletic accolades in Westwood! Westwood High School's recent graduate and former Wolverine Laura McHoul was named "Miss Lacrosse" by ESPNBoston.com, and swimmer Irina Chiulli was named an All-American diver 3. Love …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Attendees can take 20% of their next purchase of a kayak or accessories.
Outdoor sports fanatics won't want to miss an event coming up at Hale Reservation this weekend. A handful of representatives from nearby Eastern Mountain Sports stores will be on hand Saturday to provide attendees with kayak and other outdoor sporting demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free of charge. Those who attend will be able to take 20 percent off their next purchase of a kayak or related accessories a nearby store. "Basically, they get to come screw around with us, and then they get a discount," said Celesete Carolin, a representative from the Harvard Square branch of EMS. "It's about getting people who have never done this kind of stuff to get outside and try new sports." The event will take place on the shore of Noanet Pond…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Youths took to Noanet Pond in canoes on Tuesday, while others enjoyed the fruits of nature at Hale.
The time of year has arrived when campers from nearly 70 different Boston-area communities descend upon the grounds of Hale Reservation. The West Roxbury YMCA camp was the first to make landfall last week, but come Monday, June 25, Hale welcomed back the groups of Hale Day Camp, the Waltham-Watertown Boys and Girls Club and the South Shore Stars. Soon to join the group will be Hale Outdoor Learning Adventures (HOLA) and Aspire, formerlly known as Youth Care.