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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Fall Harvest Gala October 20

The annual Dover Sherborn Education Fund (DSEF) Fall Harvest Gala will be held at Silverwood Farm in Sherborn on Saturday, October 20, at 7 p.m. The annual Gala is one of DSEF’s two major fundraisers benefiting the public schools of Dover and Sherborn. The event is being held for the first time at Silverwood Farm. The...
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Save the Children hosting Boston benefit

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A group of Boston neighbors are launching a new local chapter of Save the Children, an organization that has been doing whatever it takes to help give children in the United States and globally a healthy start for nearly one hundred years. Save the Children’s core mission is to fulfill the promise of...
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The Dover Days of our lives

By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Contributor The Dover town common was alive with the sound of children's laughter. Dogs of all different shapes and breeds walked around, meeting their fellow canines with wagging tails. Community members walked back and forth up the street, greeting old friends and visiting the many stalls on the side of street. The...
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Magnificent monarchs migrate to Mexico

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The monarch butterfly, often called “the king of butterflies,” is an amazing insect. Four generations of monarch butterflies are born each year. Depending on temperature conditions and food availability, the first generation of monarchs is born in February or March, the second generation is born in May or June,...
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VFW hosts dinner for paralyzed vets

The Needham Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lt. Manson H. Carter Post 2498, hosted its annual dinner and game night for Boston-area paralyzed veterans at the Post’s building on Junction Street Tuesday. Needham VFW has held this event for more than twenty years.
 Twenty-three paralyzed and disabled veterans from the Brockton VA hospital, accompanied by nurses and...
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NHS Boosters Club sticker drive upcoming

The Needham High School Boosters Club’s Annual Sticker Drive fundraiser begins the weekend of September 22. NHS student athletes will fan out all over Needham’s neighborhoods, knocking on doors, asking residents for a contribution to help support the school’s 75 athletic teams and 10 clubs. In return, they will receive a Rockets sticker. The Boosters...
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Needham mom commits to protecting transgender rights

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Correspondent This fall, Massachusetts’s voters will head to their designated polling location to fulfill their civic duty and submit their completed ballot. While most will be curious to see the results of the election on November 6, Needham’s Tracy McKay will be particularly anxious to discover the results to...
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NHS field hockey has eyes on prize

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor No matter the sport, advancing multiple rounds in the playoffs and ending the season of your arch rivals is a successful one. In 2017, the Needham High School field hockey team did just that, as the Rockets went 14-4 and knocked out Wellesley, 1-0, in the Division I...
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Medfield’s Mayer releases healthy cookbook

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent Cooking and baking can be therapeutic for many people. However, when taking on a new diet, some ingredients must be eliminated. Heather Mayer Irvine’s new book, “The Runner's World Vegetarian Cookbook,” tackles this issue, providing healthier alternatives to some classic dishes. For example, the red velvet brownies found in the dessert...
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MSH Committee unveils narrated video tour

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The Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee is inviting the community to view a narrated driving tour to see features and concepts of the recently-released Strategic Reuse Master Plan for the hospital site. While riding in a classic 1967 Oldsmobile convertible, Gil Rodgers illustrates and explains how historic buildings would be restored and...
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Seibel, Warrior field hockey gear up

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Coming off of a tough 3-9-5 record a season ago, the Medfield High School varsity field hockey team will look to rebound in 2018 and get back to the state tournament for the first time since 2015. Leading Medfield into battle this season will be four senior captains:...
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As school opens, Farmers’ Market continues

Medfield is slowly returning to more densely-populated, normal life, now that the summer holidays are over. Parents can find great school lunch-box snacks at the weekly Farmers’ Market, located in front of the historic First Parish Meeting House on North St. each Thursday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Fortunately, as the season for the market comes...
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Dover’s Goorha releases ‘Hidden Immortality’

Teen author and Dover resident Valini Goorha has hit the book market with “Hidden Immortality,” which takes young adults on an adventure by portraying an entirely new world that, at first, seems almost normal. Buried inside the earth rests a community built upon the false premise that the world above them is dangerous. Lies sown...
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Balmer, Doyle, Raiders kick off season

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor After a 10-3-1 regular season and the earning of the No. 6 seed in Division III South, the Dover-Sherborn High School varsity girls soccer team went on a heart-stopping playoff run a season ago that included 2-1 victories over Norwell (PKs) in the quarterfinals and Rockland (extra...
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Sherborn library construction continues

Many of us remember the first library we visited during our childhood. We can picture the sidewalk leading to the entrance, recall whether the building was brick, stone or clapboard and recollect that special “book” smell inside. And many of us remember waiting for that near-magical rite of passage: our own library card. The waiting...
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Caterpillar Club meets at Elm Bank

By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Eight long legs crawling silently. Two large, multifaceted eyes with a pair of transparent wings. Short hairs covering professional pollinators. Spiders, dragonflies and bees were just some of the different bugs that kids learned about at The Garden at Elm Bank’s Caterpillar Club gathering, where young ones expanded their knowledge of...
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Walpole celebrates last summer concert

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Walpole residents came out to the common for the last summer concert of the season last Tuesday evening. The summer night was very hot as the sun sat low in the sky, painting the green open space a golden hue. Families sat in lawn chairs and on the grass, resting...
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Plimptonville walking tour on September 22

The Walpole Historical Society has announced that on Saturday, September 22, a walking tour of Plimptonville will be conducted from 10:00 - 12:00, starting at the Lewis Statue, at the intersection of East Street and Plimpton Street. This year marks the 200th year of Plimptonville’s existence. George Ransom will be leading the tour. He is...
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Murray, Rebel soccer head into battle

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Despite a respectable 9-6-2 season in 2017, last year ended sourly for the Walpole High School boys varsity soccer team, who fell to eventual Division II South champ Oliver Ames, 2-1 in overtime, in the sectional quarterfinals. This season, the Rebels return some key names and will...
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Ceremony to commemorate historic Union Station

Commuters using Walpole’s Union Station to get to and from work on the MBTA will now notice a new plaque signifying the structure’s status on the National Register of Historic Places. The plaque, funding for which was donated by Walpole native Colin Harding and was installed in May, represents the culmination of years of research and...
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