Thursday, June 21, 2012
Volunteers helped school staff pack up materials in preparation to return to the newly renovated building this summer.
Today, just two days after school closed for the summer, crews will be getting to work taking down the modular classrooms at Newman Elementary School following the building’s recent renovation. “Newman will be closed as of midnight tonight,” Needham Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dan Gutekanst said at the School Committee meeting Tuesday, June 19. “The campus will be closed and the offices will be closed until July 9.” Newman parents who need to reach the building principals can contact them at Eliot School, Gutekanst said. The Newman staff was busy up until 10 p.m. the last day of school, June 19, packing up their classrooms and offices. The quick job was completed with the help of many volunteers, including the staff at Charles River …
Monday, January 2, 2012
The annual race held Jan. 1 in Needham drew its largest crowd ever, with 373 runners participating.
The new year started off on the right foot with the Needham New Year's Day 5K Road Race hosted by the Needham Running Club (NRC). Hundreds of spectators enjoyed the parade of runners and watched as a total of 373 participants crossed the finish line of the new 3.1-mile course in record time. Andrew Gardiner of Dover was the overall winner of this year’s race with a finishing time of 16:02, a full 28 seconds ahead of the previous 2010 record of 16 minutes 30 seconds held by Timothy Tapply. The women’s division winner was Amanda Kourtza of Raynham with a record pace of 5:38 per mile, finishing the course in 17:32 and beating her last year’s time by 16 seconds. Starting and ending at the Charles River YMCA on Great Plain Avenue, the NRC's …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Runners of all ages and levels took to the streets before Monday's parade.
About an hour before the fire engines, bands and floats took to the streets for Needham's Grand Parade, a group of dedicated runners kicked off the day's events by competing in the Charles River YMCA's annual Fourth of July Road Race. The 5K event featured runners of all ages and levels, starting and ending at the Needham Free Public Library parking lot. Placing in the top 10 were: See a complete list of runners and their times here.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Recent highlights from Twitter, Facebook and Needham Patch's commenting system.
Social media is pretty important to us at Needham Patch. Not only does it provide excellent ways of sharing news with Needham residents but it’s also just a great way to expand that sense of community that is so important in a town like Needham. Because it is so important, we have Social Media Saturday, a feature published every weekend that highlights the past week’s worth of Tweets, posts, likes, friends and comments. It’s our way of thanking those of you who communicate with us and encouraging more of our readers to do the same—think of it like waving hello on the street. Wave to us! And every weekend, we’ll wave back. This is also a great way to highlight new Needham-related Facebook and other media pages we come across. So if you’re …