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Category Archives: Dover-Sherborn

Up In Smoke BBQ returns outdoors

Linda Pettit briefly addressed the crowd while Sean Fullerton took a quick break from performing.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In the name of safety, The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging held their annual Up in Smoke Barbecue in the midst of...

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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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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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Super Awesome Fun Time returns outdoors

By and large, the librarians stuck to the classics like 'The Wheels on the Bus', 'Sticky Sticky Bubblegum' and 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.'

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

“The more we get together, together, together, the more we get together, the happier...

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Peace Abbey honors peacemakers

Mary Margaret Earl accepts her award from her former teacher.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Sunday afternoon was a busy one at Sherborn’s Pacifist Memorial, as the day featured the dedication of new bronze plaques in honor of John Lewis, Helen Keller, Julian Bond,...

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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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Kids play, adults listen at concert

To their credit, the band never let the kids playing distract them from their music.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd were famously named after a high school gym teacher who disapproved of their long hair.

Vitale seeks to revitalize bird garden

So the third graders facing the pavement could see birds as well, Vitale and Dorothea Von Herder worked together to create a bird sanctuary dedicated to longtime Pine Hill teacher Mary Lucey.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Unless you were once a third grader...

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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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Farm Pond sand sculpture competition returns

The winning group poses with the famed golden shovel that signifies their hot air balloon was the overall best sand sculpture.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Last year, Britt “The Main Attraction”, Emma, Morgan, Emmitt, Alexis and Jeff found themselves as one of two...

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Whittle teaches middle-schoolers about bycatch

Katherine Whittle explained that a large part of what drove her to create the Youth Environmental Stewardship Program is the belief that younger kids both look up to and relate better with older students.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On June 8 and...

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Backyard Files: residents of Pine Hill

Sherborn’s Pine Hill Cemetery is very much alive.

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

Among nature preserves and hidden wooded locales in the middle of nowhere, we often forget that all of our communities feature quiet, green spaces - typically centrally placed ones - that...

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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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Dudleyfest makes a triumphant return

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

How often can you say that you attended a cow’s birthday? Most people can go through life saying the thought has never crossed their mind.

Those who know Unity Farm Sanctuary, however, know that a cow’s birthday can be a highly...

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Sherborn patriots observe Memorial Day

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Once a year, on Memorial Day, residents meet in Pine Hill Cemetery to honor members of the military who have died in the line of duty. Last year’s in-person ceremony was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. This year’s celebration had residents back for bittersweet remembrances. 

Boggestow Garden Club makes town beautiful

The annual geranium sale sponsored by the Boggestow Garden Club was not held this year because of COVID restrictions, but club members and their friends were able to acquire plants for civic projects, as well as for their own enjoyment. Board members Sally Brodie, Rosemary Sortor and Eileen Hoagland planted geraniums at the...

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Memorial Day celebrated in Dover

Sergeant First Class Rambo Tran talks about his time in the military, which included being deployed as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

This year’s Memorial Day exercises were supposed to take place on the Dover Town House lawn, but...

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Presentation chronicles history of AAPI hate

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Over the last year, the number of hate crimes, acts of violence, and uses of threatening rhetoric against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) has increased significantly. Unfortunately, racism is nothing new for Asian-Americans, who have witnessed systematic oppression in this country for decades. On...

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Big inning lifts Blackhawks over Raiders

Ben Chittick (32) gives a big leg kick and delivers a pitch in the bottom of the first inning. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity baseball team looked to snap a two-game losing streak...

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