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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Kids make mac and cheese, virtually

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Have you ever come home from a long day and sought out the comfort of some mac and cheese? It’s one of the most elite comfort foods out there, combining the noodle texture of pasta with a gooey cheese covering. Cheese, of course, is used...

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Library hosts children’s writing contest

To go along with this year's summer reading theme "Imagine Your Story," the Medfield Public Library's Children's Department is holding a writing contest. Participants are asked to take their favorite fairy tales and put a spin on it. Kids can write, draw, use toys, or act out their twist and submit it to...

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Hybrid model leads school reopening race

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Increasingly, it appears that in September, the students of Needham are going to be hopping on the bus and heading back to school.

Well, sometime in September. And only for half the time.

Last Thursday, the Needham School...

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Westwood leans toward hybrid reopening model

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When discussing the emails she has received regarding how to reopen Westwood’s schools in the fall, Carol Lewis acknowledged: “based on the emails, we have received, it’s clear there are conflicting views on this topic and that there is no way we are ever going...

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Ruth DeSorgher

DeSORGHER, Ruth Marian (Eckland), 96, July 23, 2020 of Medfield, wife of the late L. Lee DeSorgher Sr., daughter of the late Walter and Grace Eckland, sister of the late Dorothy Clemente, and Scylena Jones. Loving mother of Nancy L. Brown and her husband Spencer of Brewer, Maine, L. Lee DeSorgher Jr. and...

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Rodney J. Marzolf

July 23, 1932 - July 11, 2020

Beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend Rodney J. “Rod” Marzolf, 87, was born into eternal rest on Saturday, July 11, 2020. He was born on July 23, 1932, in Mount Pleasant, Michigan to Orley T. and Beulah (Goodwin) Marzolf.

Hector Pelletier

Hector Roland (Rolly, Pelly) Pelletier, 88 yo.

Passed away July 18, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Walpole in 1931, lived his entire life in Walpole.

Brother of the late, Omer Pelletier of Walpole, Florence Simoni of Bourne and Norwood Ma, Raymond...

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Walpole boys hockey presented with trophy

The Walpole High School varsity boys hockey team poses together with their state championship trophy on the steps of Walpole High School on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Neal Fisher.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It was the first good news that Walpole High...

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WSL continues service despite COVID

Since 1927, the Wellesley Service League (WSL) has provided numerous volunteer services in a variety of cultural and education ways, and in conjunction with other charitable organizations, for the town of Wellesley. 

Due to the onset of COVID-19, WSL had to reevaluate how to safely proceed with their operational responsibilities....

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Bird Park hosts StoryWalk

The closeness of the story pages meant the StoryWalk wasn’t very long.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Indoor venues are likely going to have to have some interesting deals and zany promotions to get people through their doors. Because of the coronavirus, people just...

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Curb Alert substitutes for Swap Shop

Luke Beauregard shows off a box of toys he has found during Curb Alert

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Swap Shop has been a popular summer feature of the Medfield Transfer Station for years. There, people can leave unwanted, but...

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Dual September 1 elections announced

Sherborn's Town Clerk provided an update for residents on the looming election taking place on September 1, 2020. On that day, residents of Sherborn will vote in the State Primary and the Special Town Election.

Residents who want to vote by mail for both the Special Town Election and...

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Board of Health issues COVID-19 Update

On July 19, Dover's Board of Health issued an update on the current COVID-19 situation. Though there haven't been any new cases in the last two weeks, Dover's Board of Health is urging residents to continue taking precautions to prevent any new surges.

Visitors from out of state are...

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Equal Justice in Needham fights discrimination

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was killed by police. His death has sparked protests, reforms, and the formation of organizations dedicated to removing the systemic racism existing throughout the country. While it is easy to form an organization, it is hard to actually ensure...

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Medfield/DS MIBL stuns Walpole

Ryan Donohue (17) fires home a pitch during his complete-game performance in Medfield MIBL's 8-2 win at Walpole on Wednesday.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The cancellation of the 2020 MIAA spring athletic season left behind many unknowns.

In...

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Xaverian, Needham football making do together

Needham's Andrew Barnett towers over a pair of Xaverian defenders for a jump-ball on Tuesday during seven-on-sevens. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It's still unknown whether or not high school football will be played this fall in Massachusetts. States...

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Gardening: attack of the weeds

Though taken weeks after the initial weeding process, this picture properly shows a similar intensity of weeds growing in a garden left unattended.

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

“Hey, remember when you ate dirt?”

Without context, I can understand...

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NAMI supports families of mentally ill

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

“I have often written in not so charitable terms ‘where’s my blanking casserole?’ If, God forbid, someone’s family member breaks an arm, has cancer, or is in a car accident, then what happens? Everyone who knows them brings over a casserole and says, ‘what can...

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‘Lake Ness Monster’ wins sandcastle contest

The 'Lake Ness Monster' prowls the shores of Farm Pond Beach.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Dover has its demon, and now Sherborn has the Lake Ness Monster of Farm Pond.

Or, at least they did on Sunday afternoon, when...

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