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Real estate evolves during coronavirus crisis

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

From sports to restaurants, hospitals to universities, every business in America has been significantly altered by COVID-19 and the social distancing rules it’s necessitated. Real estate has been far from immune from these radical changes, with agents significantly altering the ways they buy and sell...

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Pet rescues face COVID challenges

By Amelia Tarallo

Hometown Weekly Staff

Many events, activities, and businesses have been closed as a result of the COVID-19. While most people seem to be aware of the things that affect their day-to-day life, the absence of some other services may have gone completely unnoticed to...

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Caregiving and COVID-19

Tips for people with vulnerable family members

(BPT) - COVID-19 has dramatically shifted daily life for many people around the world. Nobody is immune, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and older adults and individuals with chronic health conditions are at higher risk of getting very...

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Cunning local foxes thrive in winter

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent As winter’s icy grip keeps a stranglehold over the region, it is hard to imagine how the many animals that call Massachusetts home survive the winter months when food is scarce and temperatures plummet. One such critter is the wily fox. Two species of fox live and breed in Massachusetts, the...
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The historic cemeteries of Hometown Weekly

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent To many, cemeteries can be haunting places, where constant reminders of mortality loom. To others, cemeteries are places of history, like outdoor museums of sorts, free to those who choose to take a walk around them. Different styles of engravings gives clues about how our ancestors approached death....
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Locals remember vets at Moving Wall

By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter In honor of Veterans Day on Sunday, the Moving Wall, a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C., stopped outside of Gillette stadium over the weekend. The replica was available for public viewing beginning on Friday at 1 p.m., and stayed open until November 12 at noon. “We are...
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Rescue dogs bark, bay at Borderlands

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent The first time I heard of a coonhound was when I got a call that my mother had randomly adopted a dog while I was away at college. Our elderly beagle had passed away, and she was itching to find a new companion for our lonely beagle. Without telling anyone...
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Magnificent monarchs migrate to Mexico

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The monarch butterfly, often called “the king of butterflies,” is an amazing insect. Four generations of monarch butterflies are born each year. Depending on temperature conditions and food availability, the first generation of monarchs is born in February or March, the second generation is born in May or June,...
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The bear facts about ursus americanus

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The black bear, ursus americanus, is the only species of bear that lives is Massachusetts, and ranks as the largest meat-eating mammal in the state. With several recent sightings in Framingham, Wrentham and Newton, knowing how to safely coexist with this important species can keep both humans and bear...
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Libraries participate in Minuteman Library Crawl

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, August 1, libraries belonging to the Minuteman Library Network hosted a scavenger hunt. The event, now in its second year, introduced attendees to the friendly staff and myriad resources available to them at their local libraries. During the event, each participating library invited attendees to take a picture...
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Soska, Yablonski dominate Mile Swim

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor An exciting Jim Ehrlich Mile Swim on July 27 at Dug Pond in Natick saw Framingham take home the first-place crown. However, members of the Walpole Barracudas, Westwood Waves, Medfield Marlins, Sherborn Snappers, and Needham Sharks had some outstanding individual performances. Medfield’s best performance at the event came...
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Hometown stars shine in All-American game

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The 2018 high school lacrosse season may have come to an official end two weeks ago at Nickerson Field in Boston, but some of the state’s top talent assembled at Xaverian Brothers High School for one final tilt on Monday night for the BostonLax All-American Game. Playing on...
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Jolly green giants: the wonder of trees

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Trees have been the object of wonder and amazement for centuries. They have been written about by famous philosophers, authors, poets, and thinkers. They have been drawn, painted, and sculpted into by master artists and novices alike. They are the majestic kings of the plant kingdom, and there are over 60,000 different...
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Night moves: nocturnal critters quietly creep

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent As winter reluctantly releases its grip over the region and hibernators and migrators reappear in the area, familiar sights and sounds return, declaring that winter is over and spring has officially begun. Birds, squirrels, rabbits and chipmunks have returned to view, moving about in our neighborhoods. Soon, the greening...
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The (Bay)path to animal adoption

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter If you check out the adorable animals featured in Hometown Weekly’s ‘Pet of the Week’ section, you’ve probably seen a handful of Baypath Humane Society’s residents. Though they frequently find themselves featured in the pages of paper, the luckiest of Baypath’s residents find forever homes with members of Hometown...
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For some birds, love is in the air

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent With winter’s icy grip still clutching the landscape, it is hard to imagine local birds nesting and laying eggs, events most people associate with spring. Yet with spring still over a month away, some of the area’s birds are already well into breeding season. A bird’s sole purpose for...
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Hometown communities a lacrosse gold mine

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Lacrosse has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years, and the seven towns that Hometown Weekly covers (Dover, Medfield, Needham, Sherborn, Walpole, Wellesley, Westwood) have all become certifiable hotbeds for the sport. But how hot, exactly? Currently, 37 NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse players reside in, or are natives to,...
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Hometown Weekly Photo Challenge

Dear Hometown Weekly readers, Last year, we invited you to submit photos of your Hometown Weekly away from home, and you rewarded us with shots from all over the globe. Week after week, you wowed us and your neighbors with your travels. We loved it, but often lamented that Hometown Away limited participants to those who...
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Historic Patriotism

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With the Pats headed back to the Super Bowl, football fans all around New England (and the country) are gearing up for the Big Game. Whether you're a super Pats fanatic or just a Brady fan, here's some football knowledge to drop on your guests at half-time: [caption id="attachment_24798" align="alignright" width="600"] Read more

The travels of Hometown Weekly

Thank you to all our readers for bringing your Hometown Weekly to the corners of the earth and for making our newspaper a part of your lives. You’ve made our 20th anniversary an unforgettable one.  And, without further ado, we present the travels of Hometown Weekly.

 
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