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Category Archives: Dover-Sherborn

Unity Farm hosts turkey celebration tours

A young man gets to pet the 'Handsome Paul,' the charismatic turkey that joined the tour.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Saturday afternoon, Unity Farm Sanctuary held one of its “Celebration of the Turkeys Tour” for people to meet their beloved turkeys, and...

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Dover Rec joins eSports MetroWest League

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

For years, Dover athletes have been facing off against competitors from Norwood, Medfield, and Medway as members of the Tri-Valley League. But now, there’s a new sports league in town that invites Doverians to compete once again against kids from those three towns - only...

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Dover community center forum, Dec. 1

The Dover Community Center Building Committee is hosting its second community forum on Tuesday, December 1, at 7 p.m., via Zoom. 

To join the Zoom meeting, visit www.tiny.cc/dccbc2nd. The Meeting ID is 944 6325 1112. Passcode is 971483. One-tap mobile is +16468769923,,94463251112#. Dial by your location is (+1 646...

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Library holds virtual Mario Kart tournament

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While the Dover Library has always been a place where kids gathered for fun events, with COVID-19 severely limiting the number of people you can have indoors at any time, many of the library’s programs and gatherings have had to go virtual. From virtual Pictionary,...

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Town salutes Hughes for firefighting service

Chief Hughes salutes an excited Medfield firefighter at his retirement parade.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Craig Hughes has been a firefighter for as long as he’s been an adult, having started his career on his eighteenth birthday: July 4, 1975. With 45 years...

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Dover in COVID-19 ‘red zone’

In a recent COVID-19 update, the Dover Board of Health alerted residents that the rise in cases has led to the town being in the "red" category in the Department of Public Health's reporting system. This classification is given to towns that have had an average daily rate of eight or more cases...

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Hounds walk at Elm Bank

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Every few months, coonhound and beagle lovers and adopters, unified by their connection to Northeast Coonhound Rescue (NECR), take a group walk as a way of celebrating all things hound. NECR, a dedicated dog rescue that helps relocate Southern hounds to new homes in New...

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Rec Department hosts virtual costume contest

The Koo family’s mad scientist costumes took home the best family/group top prize.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Whether towns were intentionally looking to limit the number of trick-or-treaters or not, due to fears of contracting or giving the COVID-19 virus, fewer people went...

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Sherborn Library hosts spooktacular trivia night

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and a Halloween season in full swing provided a fitting backdrop for a seasonal virtual trivia night in Sherborn. On Saturday, October 24, members of the Sherborn community attended a special trivia fundraiser to raise money for the new...

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DS Lightning adjusts to new rules

This free kick was stopped, but Dover-Sherborn would find three goals soon after.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Friday evening, the Dover-Sherborn Lightning, a blended seventh and eight grade team of the BAYS (Boston Area Youth Soccer) soccer league defeated the Wellesley Heat...

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Sherborn early voting until 10/30

Residents of Sherborn can participate in early voting in person for the upcoming presidential election from now until Friday, October 30, at Town Hall.

Residents can vote from 8 a.m. until noon, from Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, voters can cast their ballot from noon until 4 p.m....

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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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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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Leland Mill Pond supplies sufficient solitude

While the foliage was pretty, much of the water had a green film on top of it.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

In my opinion, “Jaws” is the scariest movie of all time, and to be blunt, it’s not even close. My rationale is...

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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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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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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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