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Westwood resident takes on COVID-19

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Bob DiCicco, a Westwood resident, knows the danger of COVID-19  and the damage it can inflict personally.

At the start of 2020, Bob was going about his life as usual. As a singer and actor, he has a creative mind...

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Sherbornite details COVID scare, COA help

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Every person has lost something as a result of the ongoing pandemic. Some have lost family members. Others have lost jobs and opportunities. Students have lost the ability to hang out with classmates. For everyone, this pandemic has meant giving up something we love. Betty...

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Residents urged to adopt a hydrant

As the snow piles up, residents of Westwood are welcomed to join the Adopt-A-Hydrant program. Residents who join will help keep the over 600 fire hydrants around town clear and accessible for emergency services.

Those who sign up will help their community by clearing snow around their assigned hydrant,...

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Winter Lights brighten Medfield

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

On any regular night, the historic Medfield State Hospital property is usually completely dark. This weekend, it could not have been any more lively as people in a line of cars a mile from the entrance waited patiently to see the Winter Lights, a ticketed...

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Trying out Meditation and Mindfulness

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Recently, I joined a group on Facebook dedicated to improving an individual's health. It’s ironic, really; quarantining in the interest of health has somehow brought out the worst habits in me. I binge-watch TV. I snack on candy. I barely get 5,000 steps in...

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Rec Dept. encourages Holiday Lights participation

Holiday traditions are looking a bit different this year. The Walpole Lights tour is one of the many events changed by this year's circumstances. Instead of hosting a competition, Walpole Recreation is making the Walpole Lights celebration a festivity that everyone can take part in.

Residents of Walpole who...

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New Year’s Eve fireworks canceled

This year's New Year's Eve fireworks in Westwood have been canceled. This comes after the announcement that the state of Massachusetts would be rolling back their reopening phase from Phase 3, Step 2 to Phase 3, Step 1. As of Sunday, December 13, outdoor gatherings are now limited to 50 people.

Santa comes to Medfield

On Saturday, December 12, Medfield residents went outside their homes to find the sounds of sirens and laughter. In the passenger seat of Medfield's Engine 2, Santa Claus waved to people as he drove with his parading town vehicle escorts through town.

This celebration comes after the traditional MEMO...

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Hannah Adams Woman’s Club adapts to pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

People have had to readjust their lives since the COVID-19 measures were put in place. A large number have gone from wearing suits to wearing pajamas, from a desk to a laptop, from a classroom to a Zoom session. With so many affected by the...

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Lions tree sale successful, despite pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

On Saturday, December 12, members from the Medfield Lions Club came to the parking lot of St. Edward the Confessor Church to sell the last of their Christmas tree supplies before closing shop for the season. This year’s iteration has been different from those prior,...

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Sherborn names interim police chief

The town of Sherborn has named Lieutenant David Bento as interim chief, after a unanimous vote by the Select Board. This became effective on Friday, December 4.

A press release published on December 8 by Sherborn's town administrator noted that a Police Chief Search Committee has been formed. Included in...

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Holiday Stroll brightens Medfield, despite pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Each year, residents and visitors flock to Medfield center to enjoy the annual Holiday Stroll. Some of those taking part in the stroll typically enjoy a meal at some of the local eateries, while others get to work on their holiday shopping. Families make...

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8th annual Wish Maker event launched

The 8th Annual Wish Maker event for the Medfield Food Cupboard has kicked off. As in previous years, "wishes" are being collected for clients of the Medfield Food Cupboard.

There have been a few changes this year as a result of the pandemic. The normal party usually hosted to...

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Parking ban until 3/31

The town of Westwood has declared a parking ban now in place until March 31st. Residents and visitors can no longer park their cars overnight on the street.

The parking ban is in place to ensure that snow plows can properly clear roads and emergency vehicles can get to...

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A scavenger hunt adventure in Westwood

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Most of my assignments these days involve Zoom or large outdoor activities - nothing that takes me out of my comfort zone. This weekend, I was asked to attend Hale Reservation’s annual fall family scavenger hunt. Normally, I would protest going into the woods for...

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Library patrons excited by reopening

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly
Staff

The Medfield Public Library (MPL) closed its doors in March out of precaution for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, frequent patrons have been resigned to attending Zoom meetings and doing contactless pickup to get their MPL fix. However, on September 10, the Medfield Public...

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Bird Park examines Civil War connections

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Sometimes it can be hard to imagine our local towns playing a part in major historical events. Sure, Massachusetts is where the Pilgrims landed, where King Philip's War took place, and where the Revolutionary War exploded into existence - but most events seem to happen...

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Westwood kids are flag football champs

Front row, left to right: Sean Hickey, Connor Murphy, Braden Briller, Jackson Kelleher, Fin O’Neil, James Pallotta, Jack Harrington, Nick Button, Drew McGowan, and Jack Shevory. Back row, left to right: Kenji French and Anthony Moses. Coaches: John Hickey (left) and Jim Moses (right).

The...

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Lowell Mason House Concert going virtual

Medfield resident and award-winning concert pianist David McGrory will be performing the finale to this year’s Lowell Mason House Holiday Concert. He is one of more than a dozen performers in the 2020 virtual event to air Dec. 5 on Medfield TV.

For the 6th consecutive year,...

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Friends of St. Patrick give back

The Friends of St. Patrick recently held their charity presentation and live auction, presenting $20,000 - $10,000 apiece - to the Society of St. Vincent dePaul and Walpole Community Food Pantry, respectively.

Both Bill Ryan, who accepted the generous donation on behalf of the Society of St. Vincent dePaul, and...

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