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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Under the sea in Dover

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern “Darlin’ it’s better, down where it’s wetter, take it from me.” While it is true that a crab sang these words in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” patrons of the Dover Town Library get the chance to find out how accurate the statement is courtesy of virtual reality technology. On...
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Different strokes in Dover-Sherborn

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Summer is here, and so are the Snappers, Sherborn’s representatives in the South Suburban Swim League. The Snappers, who call Farm Pond home and are coached by Caroline Body, are currently 2-3, having bested neighbors Medfield at home and Westwood on the road. At the time of printing, the Snappers await a 6 p.m....
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Dover Summer Fair delights

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By Vita Melignano Hometown Weekly Correspondent What a fun-filled event for toddlers and young children. Thursday, July 21 was the date of the annual Dover Summer Fair. In addition to lots of fun, the shade and warm breezes added a delightful ambiance for parents and kids alike. Big old historic trees and benches situated around...
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Pokémon GO a-go-go in Dover-Sherborn

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Summers in the suburbs have always had their own specific vibe, an amalgamation of outdoor adventure, old friends and conspicuous leisure time that can make even the most cynical of individuals nostalgic and wistful. For younger members of suburban communities, it is the finest of seasons, far removed from...
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Big bad wolf stands trial

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff The Honorable Mother Goose presided over proceedings of The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf on Wednesday July 20, the year 2016. Wellesley Free Library hosted these proceedings, the third wolf trial held since its creation by Christine Carpenter in 1998. One trial returned a guilty verdict, and one...
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Vintage circus photos event at WFL

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Last weekend, Wellesley Free Library hosted artist and author Elizabeth Carter Wellington at a reception for her summer photography exhibit in the Wakelin Room, titled “Big Top, 1971,” as a lead-in to her latest novel, “Memoirs of a Circus Girl.” Wellington’s career includes stints as a Spanish professor and college textbook...
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Microburst on Cottage Street

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Driving was impossible and walking was out of the question after inexplicable weather descended on Cottage Street last week. Property damage and tree splintering occurred in a matter of three minutes as the storm ripped through this corner of Wellesley. Neighbors gathered outside amid the wires and fallen limbs in commonality, and town workers...
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Pokémon GO a-go-go in Wellesley

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Summers in the suburbs have always had their own specific vibe, an amalgamation of outdoor adventure, old friends and conspicuous leisure time that can make even the most cynical of individuals nostalgic and wistful. For younger members of suburban communities, it is the finest of seasons, far removed from...
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Flag on the play in Westwood

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff A college-aged man picks up a football off of Sheehan Field and drops back for a pass. All around him, children alternately drop into coverage or attempt to get open. The pass, a lob towards the corner of the end zone, is up. Both teams’ eyes are squarely on...
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Aloha, Westwood Council on Aging

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Correspondent In need of a tropical getaway on this muggy Wednesday morning, Westwood’s Council on Aging staged a Luau-themed lunch for the members of the senior community. The price of entry? Attendees had to drape a Hawaiian lei garland around their necks. The event featured a solo-performing artist playing festive...
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Bloodmobile returns to Westwood

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Your blood donation on Saturday, August 6, will help avert a seasonal crisis that often occurs when many would-be donors are not available. Vacation time or not, the need for whole blood is constant at the Dana-Farber and Brigham & Women’s hospitals, and their bloodmobile will be in Westwood once again on Saturday, August...
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Pokémon GO a-go-go in Westwood

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Summers in the suburbs have always had their own specific vibe, an amalgamation of outdoor adventure, old friends and conspicuous leisure time that can make even the most cynical of individuals nostalgic and wistful. For younger members of suburban communities, it is the finest of seasons, far removed from...
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Outdoor water advisory in Westwod

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Correspondent In the hot and humid midsummer, it is only natural to be curious about the levels of water available to our communities. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts declared a Drought Advisory on July 8 for the region including the Dedham-Westwood Water District (DWWD). Eileen Commane at the DWWD spoke about...
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Up, up and away: balloons take flight in Walpole

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff At first glance, it’s a Sunday just like every other Sunday at Walpole’s Bird Park. People are out walking on a beautiful morning. The sky is blue and the grounds are pristine. Suddenly, there is a sound - a roar punctuating the silence in semi-regular intervals. Then you finally...
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Buckley wins Drive, Chip and Putt

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff When Declan Buckley saw Michael Thorbjornsen put his bag down by the tee, his heart sank. “It was very intimidating seeing Michael Thorbjornsen coming out to compete,” said Buckley, “because he is one of the top golfers in the country and he won the National Drive, Chip and Putt...
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American 11s win Sandwich Tournament

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The Walpole American 11s won the Sandwich Tournament this past weekend. They went 7-0, winning seven straight games in three days, letting up only 18 runs. This is the second year in a row that the American 11s have won the championship, beating the same team both years, the Milton Nationals. In the final...
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Walpole Children’s Theatre concludes ‘Dorothy’

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By Jess McNamara Hometown Weekly Correspondent This weekend, Walpole Children’s Theatre will conclude their summer production of “Dorothy in Wonderland,” a whimsical mash-up of two classic tales: “The Wizard of Oz” and “Alice in Wonderland.” Written by Brian D. Taylor, this modern rendition features characters from each world as Dorothy, portrayed by Walpole resident Brenna...
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Heart still has it

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By Paul Goldberg Hometown Weekly Staff Heart put on amazing show to a sweltering sold out crowd at Mansfield's Xfinity Center. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ setlist mixed the old with the new. Ann Wilson's voice hasn't missed a beat since the release of the band’s debut album, "Dream Boat Annie" (1975). Sister Nancy's...
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‘Ballpark Mysteries’ author comes to Walpole

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By Edward Sheehan Hometown Weekly Correspondent Last Monday, David A. Kelly, author of the “Ballpark Mysteries” series of children’s novels, among other works, visited the Walpole Public Library to discuss his writing method. His audience was a roomful of eager children and their parents. In his novels, two main characters, cousins Mike and Kate, visit various...
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Medfield campers make great racket

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By Evan Mayer Hometown Weekly Intern The hot and humid 83-degree weather did not stop the kids from playing tennis at Medfield’s Tennis Camp, run by Richard Waterfall Tennis Academy. Medfielders from the ages of 5-13 were taught the basic fundamentals of the game on a picture-perfect summer day. The kids were split up into...
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