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Storytime brings seasonal fun to Zoom

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Each October, a plethora of children head to their local library to participate in autumn-themed activities. One of my favorite activities as a reporter is covering these seasonal events; each one brings a unique quality to the festivities. The creative activities mixed with a bit...

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Fall Recycling 10/17 and 10/18

The Dover Recycling Committee will be hosting its special Fall recycling weekend on Saturday, October 17, and Sunday, October 18. Residents with Dover Transfer Station stickers are invited to clear the clutter from their house and garage and drop items off to be recycled and reused.

Those with furniture...

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Medfield summer gardening conclusions

The Medfield Community Garden exploded to life during the summer months.

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

As a journalist of integrity (I like to think, at least), it is my job to report to you what I’ve learned during my summer adventure...

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Needham extends free meter through 2020

The Needham Select Board has voted to extend the free parking meter program throughout town during the remainder of 2020. This program provides free parking throughout town so that patrons can enjoy local businesses and shop, without worrying about the cost of a parking meter.

"It is our hope...

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Dover seeks water task force volunteers

Dover is seeking volunteers to serve on the recently established Water Resource Task Force. This new task force has been created to help evaluate Dover's water sources, supply, and consumption in hopes of organizing a strategic water plan for the town. WRTF will be made up of seven voting members appointed by the...

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Pen-pal program launches at Westwood COA

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Everyone gets lonely. Since March, everyone has been feeling it a bit more than usual. People didn’t have their usual summer hangouts. Many have switched to working remotely. For everyone, this year has been filled with too much isolation. For our most high-risk neighbors, this...

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Tricky Dog Show wows virtual audience

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

How often do we get to enjoy a dog show from the comfort of our own homes? When I was little, I used to sit for hours watching the countless Animal Planet dog programs. Occasionally sprinkled among them was a program in which the dogs...

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DTL hosts healthy cooking classes

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

I love cooking shows. Truly, they are one of my guilty pleasures. But ironically, I'm not actually great at cooking. My friends enjoy reminding me of the time I managed to ignite a tray of Christmas cookies in 2012. They were the Pillsbury roll-out kind....

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Westwood Recycling Day 10/17

The Westwood Department of Public Works and the Westwood Environmental Action Committee (WEAC) have announced Westwood Recycling Day. On Saturday, October 17, residents of Westwood can bring some of their household items to Public Works (50 Carby Street) to be recycled.

Residents interested in dropping off items are asked to...

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Unity Farm hosts animal blessing

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Anyone who has ever visited Unity Farm Sanctuary in Sherborn knows the great lengths staff and volunteers go to for the resident animals. From the time they arrive at the sanctuary, these creatures are given the best care as they live out their days. To...

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Sherborn BOH offers flu clinics

The Sherborn Board of Health has announced dates for two upcoming flu clinics. Those interested should call the Board of Health office at (508-651-7852) or email health@sherbornma.org, as the clinics are appointment only.

Individuals must complete the required screening checklist and insurance form at home so that all appointments can...

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MCPE to host floral workshop

The MCPE will commence its first event in the One Medfield Virtual FunRaising Night In series on with a floral workshop. The class will be on Thursday, November 19, at 8:00 p.m.

Each ticket costs $87, with $20 per ticket helping to fund MCPE grants. Each ticket will provide...

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Unity Farm tours start anew

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

After months of careful pandemic-related planning and readjustment, Unity Farm Sanctuary in Sherborn has resumed tours to educate visitors about the work it does.

Naturally, Hometown Weekly couldn't resist a visit of its own.

Unity Farm Humane...

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DTL grab and go craft delights

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

This summer has been one of the most difficult for local parents in decades. The shutdown of pools, ponds, playgrounds, and other fun outdoor activities have made parents dependent on screen time to keep their kids busy. The closure of the Dover Town Library (DTL)...

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Greis presents lecture on women’s suffrage

A newspaper clipping from the now-discontinued Needham Chronicle that covered the first days of women registering for voting. Women had a higher turnout then men did during that first year.

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment giving women...

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Animal rescues adapt to pandemic challenges

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Everyone has seen the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic play out over the last six months: students and teachers converting to remote learning, parents juggling working from home and childcare, and beloved local businesses struggling to make ends meet.

Several of...

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Shoe-In raises climate change awareness

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

If you drove or walked by First Parish Church on Saturday, September 12, you would have been a bit thrown back by the sight. From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., observers spotted rows and rows of shoes decorating the lawn and steps of First Parish....

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Caryl Community Center forum, 9/29

The Community Center Building Committee will be hosting an informational forum on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Members of the Dover community are invited to hear about the progress of the ongoing Caryl Community Center project, and to provide suggestions for what they think the renovated space should include. Architecture...

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Library curbside holds pickup program continues

Westwood's Public Library has announced the expansion of its curbside holds pickup program. As of now, patrons can now pick up items from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Fridays, and on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Volunteers help clean up Dale School

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

On September 17, a number of fourth and fifth-graders in Medfield will return to Dale Street School to start the new school year. Many have not been back since March, when the state began its mandatory shutdown. In the months since then, Dale Street has...

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