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Jane McNally rehearses a sing-along with other residents in preparation for a Chanukah party at the Jack Satter House in Revere.

Eight days, countless ways to celebrate Hanukkah

The Festival of Lights stands out for the way it ignites creativity — from latke fun runs to high-tech menorahs to a Hanukkah motorcade through Boston.By Steve Maas

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Enjoy the holidays from an 18th-century perspective

Learn about winter traditions from centuries past on a candlelight tour of Historic Newton’s Durant-Kenrick House.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts raise the maximum age for Juvenile Court jurisdiction?

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Books are the gifts you’ll never forget

Valerie Friedholm of Sudbury co-founded Elephant Books LLC as a way to make book-giving easier for adults, as well as more fun for kids.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Natick’s Liz Webber cleared a crucial rebound to help Williams College to its second national women’s soccer championship in three years.

CAMPUS ANGLE

Thomas-Waheed steps up for Holy Cross

Shooting guard Infiniti Thomas-Waheed, a 1,106-point career scorer at Newton North, is closing in on the 1,000-point milestone as a collegian.

THE ARGUMENT

Should Massachusetts raise the maximum age for Juvenile Court jurisdiction?

Read two views and vote in our online poll.

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Sola Salon offers co-working studio space to stylists

Franchise locations lease high-end, move-in ready studios designed for hair stylists, aestheticians, eyebrow artists, barbers, nail techs, and other cosmetologists.

INFORMER

A model train show, a documentary, and a Hanukkah celebration

Comings and goings of businesses and other organizations in the suburbs west of Boston.

ARLINGTON

Arlington Board of Selectmen seeking residents to fill vacancy

Steven M. Byrne has resigned from the Arlington Board of Selectmen.

FRANKLIN

Franklin group holding a Yankee swap

The Franklin Newcomers and Friends Club’s annual Yankee swap and holiday party will take place Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the 3 Restaurant at 461 West Central St.

NEEDHAM, NEWTON

Needham Business Association to merge with Newton-Needham Chamber

According to a press release, the new partnership is part of an effort to increase the services and resources available to the town’s businesses and non-profits.

NATICK

Natick police establish hot line to report bias threats, violence

The Natick Police Department has established a hotline phone number to report bias-motivated threats, harassment and violence.

WRENTHAM

Share visions for Wrentham’s town center

A community forum to discuss the future of Wrentham’s town center will be held Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the training room of the Public Safety Building on South Street.

WELLESLEY

Wellesley selectmen pick new deputy police chief

Wellesley selectmen have promoted police Lieutenant Scott Whittemore to serve as the department’s next deputy police chief.

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See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.