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Jingle bell run raises funds for service council

Jingle bell run raises funds for service council Colleen Phelps (left) and Kathy Landry,
This year’s Jingle Bell Run will take place next Sunday at 10 a.m. The event, which will benefit the Natick Service Council, includes raffles featuring items donated by local businesses, a visit from Santa, and prizes for top female and male finishers and most festive attire. 12/5/11

Racquet Club manager leads U.S. tennis team to victory

Racquet Club manager leads U.S. tennis team to victory
Natick Racquet Club manager Sheila Weinstock has more than a supervising position to add to her resume: she captained and led the United States Women’s Team in her age group to victory at the International Tennis Federation World Team Championships held in Turkey last month. 11/17/11
Troy Flutie - more than a name (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)Natick’s Troy Flutie calls his own number as he scores untouched for a second-quarter touchdown against Needham on Friday.

Troy Flutie - more than a name

For Natick sophomore quarterback Troy Flutie, it’s not just his name, it’s how he plays that makes the comparisons inevitable. Nephew of Doug, the Heisman Trophy winner at Boston College, and the son of Darren, a Canadian Football League Hall of Fame receiver, Flutie has not flinched in orchestrating a no-huddle spread attack while directing the Red and Blue to a 7-1 record this fall. Boston Globe, 11/3/11

Lamb lends his savvy to English High

Lamb lends his savvy to English High
It didn’t take Tom Lamb long to begin thinking about a return to coaching. He told the athletic director of Boston’s public high schools, “if anyone needs help, anywhere, let me know.’’ And that’s how Lamb became an assistant at English High in Jamaica Plain. Boston Globe, 9/15/11

Lacrosse movie features a field of locals

Jack van der Velde has always dreamed of becoming a professional actor. But until this summer, his few credits included performing in the drama club at St. Sebastian’s School in Needham. Boston Globe, 8/11/11
Fighting back from injury

Fighting back from injury

Natick High fullback Jack Lowell is determined to fight his way back this year from a serious injury to his knee last year. Boston Globe, 8/22/11

Natick’s Fairway Bowling lanes to close

Natick’s Fairway Bowling lanes to close (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)Emily Bubonovich, 8, lines up her shot at Fairway Bowling in Natick.

The 32 lanes of one of the most prominent suburban bowling alleys in the area will go dark next Friday night, as Fairway Bowling, a Route 9 institution, shuts its doors after nearly 56 years in business. Boston Globe, 5/5/11

A "crowning moment'' for Forber-Pratt

A 'crowning moment'' for Forber-Pratt (Elsa/Getty Images)Anjali Forber-Pratt , wearing bib 103, at the starting line.

Anjali Forber-Pratt, who was raised in Natick, placed fourth among women Monday in the Boston Marathon's wheelchair division. Forber-Pratt, a champion sprinter, logged a time of 1:53:22 in her first Boston Marathon.
Boston Globe, 4/18/11
On court or in concert, Perrone is a player

On court or in concert, Perrone is a player

Natick's Alexander Perrone is a curious mix of talents. He plays the trumpet well enough to be paid for performances, and is just as proficient on the piano. He is a senior at the Dexter School in Brookline, where he has played soccer, rowed crew, captained the basketball team, and conducted the school orchestra. Boston Globe, 3/14/11

Superlatives define BC goalie Schaus

Superlatives define BC goalie Schaus
Molly Schaus will leave Boston College as the finest goalie to put on the pads for the women’s ice hockey program.
Learning Curve: The Montessori angle on sports Lexington Montessori teammates surround a player from the Riverbend School in Natick looking to pass the ball during recent action in the Montessori Athletic Conference, which involves a dozen schools from across the region.

Learning Curve: The Montessori angle on sports

Learning Curve, a new YourTown blog about K-12 education, explores the Montessori Athletic Conference, where the teaching philosophy's cooperative nature might seem in conflict with competitive sports. But it all somehow works, according to Lexington Montessori School official Lois Pond. Boston Globe, 3/9/11
The three Flutie brothers: Doug (at right, 2nd base); Darren (far left, shortstop) and Bill (foreground, 3rd base). (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff) The three Flutie brothers: Doug (at right, 2nd base); Darren (far left, shortstop) and Bill (foreground, 3rd base).

Flutie brothers reigniting their baseball passions

The Flutie brothers make up three-quarters of the Natick Knights infield, playing in the Mass. Senior Baseball League, also known as the over-30 league. Bill, the third baseman, is 49; shortstop Darren is 43; and second baseman Doug is 47. Boston Globe, 8/9/10
Walt Hriniak was Natick's 'The Natural' now he' in its Hall of Fame

Walt Hriniak was Natick's 'The Natural' now he' in its Hall of Fame

Natick has a deep, rich sports heritage, and when it was decided that the high school needed an athletic hall of fame, Hriniak’s name was one of the first to be nominated.