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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Wellesley’s veterans share service experiences

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly correspondent Last week in the Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Free Library, a panel of local veterans convened to share their experiences during their years of service and to discuss their transitions back to civilian life. As part of the Wellesley Reads Together 2017 Program, which this year chose the book “Civilianized:...
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Foundation for MetroWest launching Family Giving Circle

The Foundation for MetroWest, which runs one of the largest youth philanthropy education programs in the country, is widening its philanthropic net with the launch of the Family Giving Circle program, where families pool their money, investigate where the community needs are, then jointly decide where to distribute the funds. Created as an expansion of the...
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John MacDonald to give WSA demonstration

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On Sunday, November 5, the Wellesley Society of Artists, Inc. (WSA), along with the Wellesley Free Library, will host an artist demonstration with renowned landscape oil painter John MacDonald at the Wakelin room at the Wellesley Free Library from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The afternoon, which is free and open to the public, will begin...
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Dana Hall hosting social pressure forum

On Thursday, November 16, from 7–8:30 p.m., Dana Hall School will host The Forum: A Conversation on Girls and Social Pressure. This collaborative program is free and open to the public. Registration is required. The Forum at Dana Hall School is a symposium series designed to examine a topic of particular relevance to girls and girls’...
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Olympian sets record straight about depression

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter If you’ve watched the past three Summer Olympic Games, you’ve probably heard the name Allison Schmitt announced a few times. Since her debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Allison has become an eight-time Olympic medalist on the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team and has seen success at the World Aquatics...
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Seniors support COA at Sunday brunch

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Brunch is perfect. It’s early enough in the day that it leaves the afternoon free, but late enough in the morning that you can run errands or go on a morning walk. It’s a delicious blend of breakfast and lunch, and is a fine excuse to get family or friends...
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Green, Raiders win TVL on senior night

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor It was the perfect weather, the perfect comeback, and the perfect end on senior night for the Dover-Sherborn Regional High School field hockey team on Wednesday evening at home against rival Hopkinton, whom DS was tied with atop the TVL entering the contest and fell to (1-0) on...
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Rev. Traci Blackmon to address Walpole

The Rev. Traci Blackmon will speak at United Church in Walpole on October 28 at 7 p.m. Rev. Blackmon is an inspirational speaker, and addresses important topics. Her talk will be preceded by music provided by United Church’s band, and a reception will follow. The Rev. Traci Blackmon is an out-front leader for social justice. Currently...
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Genealogy Club turns back time

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Everyone has a history. It’s just that some pasts are easier to uncover than others. Each month, the Genealogy Club based out of the Sherborn Community Center meets to reveal findings and discoveries about their family’s history and help one another push past the brick walls in their research. Although the group...
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Sherborn’s ‘Memory’ statue to be restored

“Memory,” Sherborn's iconic eight-foot bronze female statue and monument in the heart of the center of town in the Central Cemetery, has received state recognition of its historic importance by being awarded a grant to fund needed restoration. The funds are a matching grant awarded by the Massachusetts Historical Commission, which administers the Massachusetts Preservation...
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Diversity Summit inspires culture of inclusivity

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The Wellesley Community Center opened its doors for all to enjoy, learn, and grow at the World of Wellesley’s fourth annual Diversity Summit on October 21. The World of Wellesley (WOW) aims to make the town a more welcoming and inclusive place by understanding and celebrating diversity. At the annual...
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Mass Hort hosting ecological gardening symposium

On Wednesday, November 8, Massachusetts Horticultural Society (Mass Hort) will host a symposium on ecological gardening design and techniques at their home, The Gardens at Elm Bank. The symposium will empower home gardeners to become the stewards of their landscape. Presenters will introduce attendees to the basic principles and benefits of ecological gardening - gardening in...
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Holiday House Tour featuring classic cars

Car enthusiasts will not want to miss this year’s Dover Library Holiday House Tour, as guests will get the chance to visit a unique “workshop” that is part of one of the properties. There, the homeowner painstakingly rebuilds and restores classic cars. His 1972 Green Porsche 911s (one of only 6 in the world), 1982...
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CRS faculty present at PEN Conference

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This October, six faculty from Charles River School (CRS) presented at the Progressive Education Network (PEN) National Conference. Four teachers from the PreK – 2 team hosted the workshop “The Compassion Project: A multiage approach to fostering empathy and perspective-taking in PreK – 2nd grade.” CRS fourth grade teachers led a workshop entitled...
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Footlighters present fresh, Southern comedy

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The Walpole Footlighters transported their opening night audience from the quiet suburbs to a perfectly-kept veranda as they watched the wild lives of four middle-aged women unfold in “The Savannah Sipping Society.” The Jones Hope Wooten comedy, directed by Wendy Stuart, held its opening night on October 20, and...
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Olympian sets record straight about depression

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter If you’ve watched the past three Summer Olympic Games, you’ve probably heard the name Allison Schmitt announced a few times. Since her debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Allison has become an eight-time Olympic medalist on the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team and has seen success at the...
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Home of the Week – 14 Penobscot St, Medfield

14 Penobscot St, Medfield

UPDATED & EXPANSIVE FIVE BEDROOM COLONIAL on a cul-de-sac in the desirable Indian Hill neighborhood. This spacious home is approx. 3000sf w/a spectacular master suite & bright, open, and informal floor plan. A sunny two story foyer, oversize dining room, front to back fire-placed living room & vast eat-in kitchen w/large peninsula....
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Porkers still unbeaten, ranked third

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Following a 1-1 tie with No. 5 Wellesley on October 3, the Walpole High School varsity field hockey bounced back with two straight shutout victories over Framingham (5-0) and Milton (6-0) this past week to stay at No. 3 in the latest Boston Globe state field hockey rankings,...
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Library offers half-day hangout spot

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter As the bells rang for early dismissal, Westwood’s middle school students planned their afternoon downtown with friends. While some stopped at the local coffee shop for a Frappuccino and a snack, others headed straight to the Westwood Public Library to hang out with friends and get a head start...
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