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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Derby House Pantry Project begins

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The Friends of the Dwight-Derby House have initiated a campaign to raise funds for their Butler’s Pantry Project. Restoration and preservation of the oldest house in Medfield has continued since its purchase in 1996. This task has been completed on all but two rooms out of eighteen spaces, making this house a jewel...
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Voss, Medfield Legion battle Walpole

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s officially summertime when players from Medfield and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School put aside their differences and come together on the baseball diamond. Because DS does not have a summer Legion team, several of the Eastern Mass Division III champion Raiders such as Hank Reinhart and Ryan Sliwinski...
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Medfield arts industry generates economic activity

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The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $3.1 million in annual economic activity in Medfield —supporting 125 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $224,000 in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. Conducted by Americans for the Arts, a leading nonprofit organization that advances...
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Sliwinski, Reinhart, join dark side at Post 110 6

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It’s officially summertime when players from Medfield and Dover-Sherborn Regional High School put aside their differences and come together on the baseball diamond. Because DS does not have a summer Legion team, several of the Eastern Mass Division III champion Raiders such as Hank Reinhart and Ryan Sliwinski...
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Dover-Sherborn’s got talent

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By Christina Perrone Hometown Weekly Intern On Saturday June 24, Drew Sveen hosted the first ever Dover-Sherborn Art Show in Dover Church’s Kraft Hall. Sveen is a junior at Dover-Sherborn High School and is responsible for curating the show. He was inspired to take on this ambitious project because he felt the need bring attention...
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Powisset Farm Photo Competition opens

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Members of the community are invited to enter the 2017 Powisset Farm Photo Competition. All photographs must be taken at Powisset Farm (anywhere on the 100 acre property), and photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Participants must register and bring in their photos by July 10. An exhibit and voting will take...
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Powisset Farm Photo Competition opens

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Members of the community are invited to enter the 2017 Powisset Farm Photo Competition. All photographs must be taken at Powisset Farm (anywhere on the 100 acre property), and photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Participants must register and bring in their photos by July 10. An exhibit and voting will take...
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Powisset Farm Photo Competition opens

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Members of the community are invited to enter the 2017 Powisset Farm Photo Competition. All photographs must be taken at Powisset Farm (anywhere on the 100 acre property), and photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Participants must register and bring in their photos by July 10. An exhibit and voting will take...
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CRS breaks ground on middle school

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Students, members of the Charles River School (CRS) community, and officials from the Town of Dover gathered on the lawn for a groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s new middle school building. The new building will be home to grades 6 – 8 and the middle school science program, and will support the school’s...
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Grim reaps in ‘The Beguiled’

By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern A- Sofia Coppola’s latest film, “The Beguiled,” is a gothic thriller set against a Civil War backdrop in Virginia. The story follows the women of Farnsworth Seminary who salvage John McBurney (Colin Farrell), a Union soldier. After a young student brings him back to the house, Martha Farnsworth (Nicole Kidman) and teacher...
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Westwood COA kicks off summer

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By Christina Perrone Hometown Weekly Intern “It’s so satisfying when I can make a difference in a senior’s life,” said Karen Segreve, the Outreach Counselor at the Westwood Council on Aging (COA). On Tuesday June 13, the Westwood COA had its fourth annual summer barbecue. Despite the 90-degree weather, many seniors turned out to attend...
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Westwood COA takes to Powisset Farm

The Westwood COA partnered with Powisset Farm in Dover to offer two exciting cooking classes at the Farm last week. The first was an “Understanding and Working with Herbs” session last Thursday, which was enjoyed by 12 participating seniors. The second session was an intergenerational cooking class, during which six seniors and six students made...
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A modern-day Salem witch trial

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By Mary Kate Nolan Hometown Weekly Intern “Could a witch hunt happen again in Salem … and what would it look like if it did? Would we recognize it for what it was before it was too late?” These were the questions around which author Brunonia Barry based her latest book, “The Fifth Petal.”...
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Westwood baseball concludes Cinderella run

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor 2017 has been the year of the Cinderella team in the MIAA State Baseball Tournament, with towns such as Dover-Sherborn (DIII) and Wellesley (DI) all making long runs and earning sectional crowns despite their low seeds. The Westwood Wolverines (14-9) were no different, especially after earning the No....
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Westwood ballplayers win division

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Westwood's 13 year-old Babe Ruth baseball team has won its division. The team beat the Walpole D team to do so. This marks the first time in the seven years since this age group has participated in Babe Ruth that this has happened - prior to this year, the age group had never...
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Westwood little league Cardinals finish season

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On Sunday, June 11, the major league Cardinals made it to the championship game. The team, made up of fifth, sixth and seventh graders, played hard all season long and found themselves in the finals. Although they came up short, all of the boys played well and should be extremely proud of themselves....
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Rockets take home Division I lacrosse title

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The Needham High School varsity girls lacrosse team concluded an absolutely dominant 2017 season with an 8-5 win over Longmeadow on Saturday afternoon at Boston University in the MIAA Division I state championship game. Following an 18-3 regular season that saw zero conference defeats and an outright Bay...
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Up In Smoke BBQ delights town

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By Shayna Orent Hometown Weekly Correspondent Following weeks of extreme weather shifts, summer finally found its groove for the Up In Smoke BBQ, hosted by the Friends of the Dover Council on Aging. The evening was a perfect “high-70s and calm” as Dover residents of all ages congregated at the Caryl Community Center to socialize,...
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A day at the Medfield COA

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By Christina Perrone Hometown Weekly Intern On Wednesday, June 14, Hometown Weekly visited The Center at the Medfield Council on Aging (COA) to celebrate Flag Day with a cookout. Many of the seniors there had been veterans and wore red, white, and blue in honor of the holiday. However, the cookout was not the main...
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DSMS sixth graders present civilization project

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Correspondent As the school year winds down, most middle school students are thinking about their two and a half months away from homework and tests. But before Dover Sherborn Middle School’s sixth graders could feel the relief of summer vacation around the corner, they were tasked with one final project:...
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