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COA celebrates senior center reopening

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

In non-pandemic times, the Westwood Council on Aging (COA) is a pillar of senior life in town. With the coming of COVID, its role became ever more vital - and it rose to the occasion admirably, despite having to close the Patricia Carty-Larkin Senior Center...

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Labor Day Road Race returns

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Walpole Labor Day Road Race is a long-standing tradition in town; on a morning when most people are sleeping in and resting at home, this little slice of Norfolk County is awake and ready to race. Almost half a century old, the road race...

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Medfield heads back to school

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Medfield Public Schools are back in session with full-time in-person learning. Providing there are no further COVID-related complications, the 2021-2022 Medfield school year will be the first conducted entirely in person since 2019. Students could not be more thrilled, while teachers are ecstatic to have...

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Kippy Sage makes art for Smithsonian

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

It’s rare to have an artistic talent recognized as early as your 20s. It’s even rarer to be given the opportunity to collaborate with well-known institutions like the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) while still in college.

Kippy Sage, a Dover...

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Quilting comes to Bird Park

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Have you ever seen an art quilt? What about a pineapple quilt? What about a banana quilt?

If you’re an experienced quilter, these phrases probably make sense to you. If you're not, then it may be a good idea to check...

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Seniors enjoy a camp day

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Do you ever miss those summer camp days? The ones filled with laughter after a long day at the beach or doing activities? What about the regularly scheduled camp crafts that people bring home in bulk at the end of each season?

Stacey Peasley Band serenades Dover

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Summer will be coming to a close in a few short weeks, and kids are packing as much fun into these last days as possible before they head back to school.

And what better a way to celebrate the end of...

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Dover residents enjoy outdoor movie night

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

It’s rare these days to be able to enjoy a movie outside, as drive-ins aren't quite as numerous as they once were. Residents of Dover, however, have been lucky this summer as the movies have returned to the Dover Town House lawn, courtesy of the...

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Gazebo Players bring Shakespeare to park

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Each summer, the Gazebo Players of Medfield draw in hundreds to watch their renditions of Shakespearean plays. They've been regular visitors to Walpole's Bird Park, where in recent years they've performed "Hamlet", "The Merchant of Venice" and "Othello", among others from the Bard.

Islington Library awaits reopening

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For two years, the Islington Branch Library has been under construction as it was renovated. During that time, patrons sought out services at the main branch while waiting for their beloved library branch to reopen. 

The wait is almost over and patrons...

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Patrons fly in to see raptors

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Have you ever been outside and heard the sound of a hooting owl? Have you spotted the fast flying of a peregrine falcon, or the rusty tail feathers of a red-tailed hawk? If so, you’ve seen some of the birds of prey that call New...

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Henry juggles at the DTL

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Summer requires a fair amount of juggling for parents. Balancing kids, work and life in general can be a challenge.

Luckily for them, the Dover Town Library (DTL) is back with regularly-scheduled outdoor activities this summer. On Monday, July 19, parents...

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Concerts on the common return

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Walpole's common is a piece of green lawn sitting in the middle of the town center, constantly flanked by passing traffic and pedestrians. Though unassuming, this lawn has, for years, hosted countless hours of entertainment, been the site of dozens of ceremonies, and provided a...

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Summer concerts back in full swing

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Attending MEMO's summer concerts at the Gazebo has long been a beloved activity for Medfielders. For years, townsfolk have showed up in droves on balmy evenings for the free, two-hour-long concerts. It's quintessential Medfield: great music, a breezy vibe, and smiling families everywhere.

Medfield LGBTQIA+ event provides support

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Over the last few months, the Medfield Public Library, Medfield Outreach, and Medfield Cares About Prevention have worked together to provide a space for LGBTQIA+ youth. The first of two Medfield-based collaborations was held on Wednesday, July 14. During this meeting, several participants helped create...

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Outdoor storytime makes waves

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Outdoor storytime is back at the Westwood Public Library and it’s making a huge splash for visitors. 

On Thursday, July 15, parents, grandparents, and guardians brought kids to the library to enjoy a regularly-scheduled storytime. As per usual, there was nothing but...

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Center at the Heights reopens

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

In March of 2020, seniors centers around the country closed to protect residents and workers from the COVID-19 pandemic raging around the country. For over a year, councils on aging shifted their work as best they could, adopting online, phone-based, and on-the-go solutions to serve...

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DTL reopens after pandemic

Photo by Andrew Caldicott

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Dover Town Library (DTL) celebrated its official reopening on Thursday, July 1. The furniture has been returned to its usual spots. Computer stations are back open. Guidelines for mask use are posted at the...

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RNQG brings quilting online

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Those who participate in any social craft know the importance of having friends to support you. Whether it’s a sewing circle, a quilting guild, or a knitting group, crafters know that there is something to be gained from the social side of their handiwork. This...

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DTL hosts wildlife rehab presentation

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Thousands of animals are taken in every year by special wildlife rescue groups around the country. In New England, these specialists find themselves caring for a variety of critters. On Wednesday, June 9, the Dover Town Library welcomed Nicole Wally on Zoom to discuss her...

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