Monday, July 23, 2012
The show kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at the gazebo near the Westwood Senior Center.
Returning from a fun-filled performance last August, the group known as Mackseedoodle will once again take to the lawn in front of the Westwood Senior Center Monday night as part of the Summer Concert Series. The show kicks off at 6:30 p.m., when Mackseedoodle, a musical duo that performs an interactive musical performance for children of Pre-Kindergarten age and above, will entertain families and children alike. Original compositions and popular songs will be among the set-list tonight, as the group explores such topics as exploration of imagination, diversity, healthy choices, bullying and adventure. Pizza will be available courtesy of Westwood Pizza. In the event of rain, the Westwood Summer Concert Series will be held at the Islington …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The annual summer concert series kicks off in Westwood tonight, while the much-loved "Fireman's Foam" event takes place Wednesday.
Two of Westwood's most enjoyable summer activities are returning this week. The fun kicks off tonight, Monday, July 9, with the first performance of the 2012 Summer Concert Series. The Westwood Swing Band will take residents on a journey of music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. by the gazebo at the Westwood Senior Center. The concerts are sponsored by the Westwood Young Women's Club, and are ideal events for families in Westwood and surrounding communities throughout the summer months. In the event of rain, the concerts will be moved to the Islington Community Center. But the fun doesn't stop there. Westwood's annual Fireman's Foam event is also returning this week. The event, during which children play in a billowing cloud of safe foam created …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Taking you behind the scenes of what's being offered at the new farmers market on Nahatan Street.
Vendors of the Westwood Farmers Market are now heading into their fourth week of business. Since the market's opening on Tuesday, June 19, vendors at the market said the response to their presence in Westwood has been overwhelming. And for residents in town new to the market, Westwood Patch is going to give you a weekly inside look at each vendor's origin, what they're offering to customers and how business has been so far. This week we profile Copicut Farms, a small family-based farm from North Dartmouth. Owner and vendor Elizabeth Frary explains how businesses has been for the farm, as she and her family have now set up shop at seven farmers markets, including the one in Westwood. A fan of the Westwood Farmers Market? Have a favorite …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Three returning artists and one new performer will be-on hand starting July 9.
Westwood's annual Summer Concert Series is coming back to town just in time for the middle of the summer The free concerts will be held at their normal location, the Westwood Senior Center, on the green by the gazebo. In the event of rain, the concerts will be moved to the Islington Community Center. The concerts are sponsored by the Westwood Young Women's Club, and are ideal events for families in Westwood and surrounding communities throughout the summer months. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs and are welcome to pack a picnic dinner. Patrons are also asked to bring one canned item to donate to the Westwood Food Pantry. Westwood Summer Concert Series 2012 Lineup: Monday, July 9: Westwood Swing Band (6:30-8:30 p.m…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The market will be held in the Westwood Senior Center parking lot from 1-6 p.m.
It's a big day for residents who enjoy shopping locally. Beginning at 1 p.m. in the parking lot at the Westwood Senior Center, a variety of vendors will set up shop for the first ever Westwood Farmers Market. Customers will be able to shop until 6 p.m. every Tuesday between today, June 19, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, rain or shine. The market will comprise at least five vendors, all of whom were among those offering goods at the Norwood Farmers Market in 2011: But local shoppers aren't the only ones who will have the opportunity to enjoy the market. Low-income seniors in Westwood who have qualified in the past for a discount on items at the Norwood Farmers Market will be able to do the like in Westwood, according to Westwood Council on Aging …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Registration starts at ll a.m., race start time is noon.
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- Nate Homan
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The flat and fast two-mile course offers children, parents, teachers and other members of the community the opportunity to come out and run for a good cause and good exercise. All proceeds from the event benefit the Thurston Middle School PTO and the school projects they support. The race starts and ends at the Westwood Senior Center on Nahatan Street with registration beginning at 11 a.m. and race start time at noon. This is a professionally timed event with awards for top finishers at the conclusion of the race. There will be a DJ with music and announcements, post race water and snacks provided by Roche Bros., and theme baskets to be raffled off. Come join the fun and see if you can beat your Phys Ed teacher, vice principal or your …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The market will run through late October and be open each week, rain or shine.
Mark your calendars, local shoppers. Officials have confirmed the start date for the new Westwood Farmers Market to be on Tuesday, June 19. "It's the first time we're doing it," said Westwood Economic Development Officer Chris McKeown. "It's a nice amenity to the town. I think by and large people are looking forward to it." The market will be held in the parking lot of the Westwood Senior Center/Council on Aging on Tuesdays through Oct. 30, and will be open from 1 to 6 p.m., rain or shine. "I think it's a fantastic idea," said Shirley Robbins, who is coordinating the market, which was previously located in Norwood. "I think it's great for the COA. It's also great for us. I'm very grateful to the town of Westwood for the help they've given…
Saturday, January 14, 2012
The donation comes from the Foundation for MetroWest.
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- Matt Perkins
Saturday, January 14, 2012
The Foundation for MetroWestwood announced Friday that it has awarded the Westwood Council on Aging a $1,000 for the Westwood Food Pantry. The grant is a portion of $55,000 awarded to food pantries throughout the region from the foundation's English Family Fund and Herbert and Esther Atkinson Fund, according to a statement on Friday. "Food pantries and service organizations from around Massachusetts continue to face unprecedented challenges," Judith Salerno, Executive Director of The Foundation for MetroWest, said in the statement. "The MetroWest region is no different, and we are proud that we have been able to support the Westwood Council on Aging as they work to fulfill the growing number of requests by families to help put a balanced …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Westwood Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Lock on Sharps Container Damaged Nov. 16, 9:32 a.m. - Westwood Police received a report that the lock on a Sharps container at the Westwood Council on Aging had been damaged. The container is meant for needle disposal, and while the lock on it was damaged, police said there were no pry marks or indications that anything from the container was stolen. Pickup Damaged on University Avenue Nov. 17, 8:04 a.m. - The tail passenger light and rear portion of a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck were damaged on University Avenue, police said. The owner of the vehicle reported that the tail light was severely damaged and hanging, and that large scratch marks were visible on the passenger-side tailgate. The vehicle was reportedly parked there for two …
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Anyone looking for more information should attend.
Anyone looking to gain some insight into Westwood's local cable network should look no further than the Westwood Senior Center. That's where Westwood Community Access Television (WestCAT) will hold an information session about the network on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. "I'm going to meet with everyone all at once," said WestCAT Executive Director Adam Long. "Hopefully we'll get people that we haven't talked to. It will be for anyone that's interested in how to get involved with WestCAT, either volunteer or becoming a member." And there is a difference, Long said. Members of WestCAT have access to certain benefits, such as signing out equipment and obtaining time slots for creating and airing programs. A volunteer of the station simply helps …