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K of C awarding educational grants

The Walpole Knights of Columbus Council will award two educational grants - $600 for 1st place and $500 for 2nd place - to a Walpole resident who is completing the eight grade in 2020 and will be attending a Catholic high school during the 2020 academic year. The award will be based on...

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MHS Student Council opens inspiring Instagram

Taking inspiration from John Krasinski’s “Some Good News” YouTube channel, the Medfield High School Student Council has decided to spread some good news. They will be spreading positivity throughout Medfield on their Instagram (@medfield_fans) with local stories from the town's own good samaritans.

Throughout the quarantine, individuals with stories they...

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New Life running with virtual 5K

The pandemic has affected every community event this spring, including the annual New Life 5K Trail Run, an event that raises more than 20 percent of the New Life Furniture Bank’s budget. This Massachusetts charity serves nearly 700 hundred households every year, including individuals, families, single mothers, seniors and veterans, as they come...

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HESSCO seeks Meals on Wheels drivers

HESSCO Elder Services is appealing to Medfield, Norfolk, Sharon, Walpole and Westwood residents for volunteers interested in becoming drivers for its Meals on Wheels program. This program, which delivers prepared meals to homebound elders, is in search of volunteers to contribute approximately one hour per day to elders who would have difficulties getting...

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Despite pandemic, Unity Farm’s mission continues

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Humans aren't the only ones whose lives have been altered by the coronavirus.

While many shelters and humane societies are trying to adapt amid the COVID-19 crisis, Sherborn’s Unity Farm Sanctuary has had to find the best way to operate without their...

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ScienceTellers program to be presented online

On Wednesday, April 22, from 2-2:45 p.m., the Dover Town Library will host an online Zoom program for all ages, ScienceTellers: Aliens!

This online event will give viewers a front-row seat to all of the spectacular effects, complete with requests for predictions and even some special highlights from the audience....

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Sherborn moves town meeting, postpones election

Sherborn Interim Town Clerk Jacklyn R. Morris has announced that on April 2, the Sherborn Select Board voted to move the Annual Town Meeting from Tuesday, April 28, to Tuesday, June 16. The location and time will be at Lindquist Commons at 7 p.m. at the Dover-Sherborn Regional School complex, as with past...

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Pet rescues face COVID challenges

By Amelia Tarallo

Hometown Weekly Staff

Many events, activities, and businesses have been closed as a result of the COVID-19. While most people seem to be aware of the things that affect their day-to-day life, the absence of some other services may have gone completely unnoticed to...

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MIAA approves cutoffs, amends tournament structure

By Mike Flanagan

Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The MIAA Board of Directors and Tournament Management Committee (TMC) met via conference call on April 6 to discuss the potential structure of spring athletic tournaments. 

“The understanding is clear by the association and its members that...

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Caregiving and COVID-19

Tips for people with vulnerable family members

(BPT) - COVID-19 has dramatically shifted daily life for many people around the world. Nobody is immune, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and older adults and individuals with chronic health conditions are at higher risk of getting very...

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First Baptist Church seeking artistic talent

First Baptist Church of Westwood is asking local artists to mark their calendars and begin to prepare. Once it is safe to do so, the church will invite people with artistic talent to join in a community assistance project. The idea is to decorate a shutter and support those in need. Here are...

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WHS football to the rescue

By Amelia Tarallo

Hometown Weekly Staff

As fears of COVID-19 loom over each community, many residents have been forced to deal with closures and the disruption of services that help them with their day to day life. Seniors in Westwood have been hit...

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Remote learning continues for Westwood students

Massachusetts students recently learned the process of remote learning will continue until at least May 4, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip our nation. Westwood’s initial two-week closing called for teachers to only reinforce skills already taught during the 2019-2020 school year. With the extension of the mandatory school closures, the Massachusetts...

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Andie Sullivan celebrates, despite COVID-19

Westwood resident Andie Sullivan’s mom wouldn’t let COVID-19 and social distancing get in the way of celebrating her 12th birthday. Piling Andie and her siblings into their car, mom Patty took the birthday party on the road. Andie’s local neighbors did not disappoint, showing their support by waving and...

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Take a bow: ‘Silent Sky’

This spring's student mainstage production at Wellesley College was to have been Lauren Gunderson's "Silent Sky," about the real life women who mapped the stars (focusing on Henrietta Leavitt, but also featuring Wellesley College's own alumna Annie Jump Cannon). 

Food Pantry adapts to COVID-19

By James Kinneen

Hometown Weekly Reporter

With restaurants going to takeout only, grocery stores putting up shields of plastic to protect their employees from customers, and pharmacies placing tape on the ground to make sure people in line stand...

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WHJWC encourages support of organizations

In light of the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic shutdown, the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) is asking its supporters to give to two organizations, both of which the club has had a long-standing relationship with: The Second Step and Family Promise MetroWest (FPMW).

Food Pantry adapts to COVID-19

By James Kinneen

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Watch the news these days and you’ll eventually stumble on someone fighting about coronavirus preparedness: who should’ve bought what, where funds should have been allocated, and what policies should have been enacted. Luckily for the people of Walpole, the Walpole Community...

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New Life running with virtual 5K

The pandemic has affected every community event this spring, including the annual New Life 5K Trail Run, an event that raises more than 20 percent of the New Life Furniture Bank’s budget. This Massachusetts charity serves nearly 700 hundred households every year, including individuals, families, single mothers, seniors and veterans, as they come...

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Medical Aid Fund invites applications

The best kept secret in the town of Walpole is the emergency medical aid fund that was established by Philip Allen in 1940. Mr. Allen was a long-time resident of Walpole and president of Bird and Sons, Inc, and he had a vision. When the fund was established there...

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