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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.

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WELLESLEY

Wellesley schools to donate food to people in need

Food For Free is repackaging the rescued food into single-serve meals.

New welcome center now a no-go at Old Manse

The Trustees has dropped its $1.8 million plan after facing opposition in Concord.

FRAMINGHAM

Framingham State names new dean of students

Meg Nowak, who previously worked at the school from 1997 to 2000, starts Jan. 16.

HARVARD

Harvard event to benefit local seniors

The town of Harvard is holding its first First Night celebration Dec. 31.

LEXINGTON

Two community groups to step forward at Lexington event

Panel members will include Nancy White, co-chair of the Community Endowment of Lexington, and Karen Orf, co-president of the Lexington Education Foundation.

NORFOLK

King Philip school community surveyed

The survey is aimed at supporting and improving the schools as part of the district’s larger strategic planning process.

NEWTON-NEEDHAM

Newton-Needham Regional Chamber names a chairman

The board of directors has elected Chris Teachout as its new chairman.

FRANKLIN

Franklin library program on raising grateful children

A parents discussion group will be held at the Franklin Public Library Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m.

UP CLOSE

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.

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