Ken Hamwey, Staff Sports Writer

Natick High’s softball team qualified for tournament play last year but the Redhawks bowed out of the playoffs quickly, losing to New Bedford in the first round.
The early exit wasn’t a pleasant situation for coach Alyssa Mabardy’s squad,...

Ken Hamwey, Staff Sports Writer

Keith Fitzpatrick is a stunning example that good things come in small packages.
A native of Natick who now calls Bellingham home, the 60-year-old Fitzpatrick was a dynamic goalie when he played at Marian High and later at Bentley College....

Amy Mevorach

For beekeepers, early spring is a reckoning day of sorts. This is the time when apiarists open the hives and check to see how the bees have fared over the winter.
In college, Kathy Halamka, artist, beekeeper, and cofounder of Unity Farm...

Amy Mevorach

At midnight after the senior prom on May 24, Natick High School will be transformed. Until 5 AM, the NHS After Prom Party will offer laser tag, fortune tellers, fake tattoo artists, a casino area, a blow-up obstacle course, and bouncy houses for...

Amy Mevorach

At midnight after the senior prom on May 24, Natick High School will be transformed. Until 5 AM, the NHS After Prom Party will offer laser tag, fortune tellers, fake tattoo artists, a casino area, a blow-up obstacle course, and bouncy houses for...

Jacqui Morton

Debbie Knapik met me at the Belkin Lookout Farm one recent morning, a blue sky welcoming us to roam around as we chatted about Natick’s PMC Kids Ride happening Sunday, May 5. Debbie is the ride’s Registration Coordinator and works with a...

Jacqui Morton

Natick resident Nancy Rich walked me through an exhibit of her photography at the Wellesley Library on one sunny Sunday at the end of March. There, her photographs had been greeting visitors for a month, an opportunity three years in the planning...

Ken Hamwey, Staff Sports Writer

Tanner Guarino is in her third year as the Natick High girls lacrosse coach and if the goals she’s set for her third season at the helm are realized, then the Redhawks could have their best season since the 26-year-old took control of the program...

Ken Hamwey, Staff Sports Writer

Last year’s baseball team at Natick High compiled a regular-season record of 10-10 — numbers that may not seem significant but good enough to snap a seven-year streak of failing to qualify for tourney play.
Coach Jason Hoye’s Redhawks...

Amy Mevorach

Jennifer Hartigan is a professional nitpicker. A former maternity nurse and lactation consultant, Hartigan has trained in the Shepherd Method, an evidence-based lice treatment developed by Katie Shepherd. “It’s a methodical, strand by strand...

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