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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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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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Czachorowski teaches library-goers juggling

Philip Czachorowski and his wife, Lois, showed one of the more advanced juggling techniques called two-person passing.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When he’s not spending his time juggling being the President of the Friends of the Walpole Library, working with the Walpole Peace...

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Adams Farm hosts guided wildflower walk

Although the walk focused on flowers, Cassie couldn’t help but point out a few animals and insects, like this Chinese mantis.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Saturday afternoon at Adams Farm, the crowd of people on the wildflower walk had already learned that...

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Bird Park now prepped for pickleball

The group warmed up before playing a game by rallying back and forth with no points being scored, which explains the pickleballs strewn all over the court.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If you’ve been to Bird Park lately to play a tennis match,...

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Scout Burke warns of sun danger

Rachel Burke has been at the Farmer’s Market educating about the dangers of the sun for three weeks, as part of her Gold Star Award project.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

From a shaded section of the Walpole Farmer’s Market on Saturday...

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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.

Girl Scouts seek help renovating house

The Scout House is now entirely maintained by the Walpole Girl Scouts.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

After years of doing service projects for the community, Walpole’s Girl Scouts are looking for a little bit of help.

At the Walpole Farmer’s Market,...

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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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Critters on the Trail at Bird Park

This butterfly sits just in front of a bed of orange flowers…

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Through July 31, Bird Park is holding a Critters on the Trail scavenger hunt, designed to get children searching for seven cutout animals: a snake, a bat,...

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Crowds swell at Adams Farm concert

The barn and walking trails provided a rustic backdrop for Diandra Doble’s performance on Saturday afternoon.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With COVID vaccines seeming like more of a hopeful wish than a scientific reality, around this time last year, outdoor, socially-distanced events were...

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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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Walpole celebrates Juneteenth for second year

Keynote speaker Ron Jones began his speech by taking on the role of a soon to be freed slave on Freedom’s Eve.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

While making it a national holiday brought it into the spotlight earlier this week, Walpole residents should...

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Farmer’s Market opens for the season

There are more vendors than last year - and more room, should a larger number of vendors want to take part.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Featuring vendors as varied as a Medfield restaurant, a trading card and collectible business, three farmers and the...

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Walpole remembers on Memorial Day

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Each Memorial Day, residents of Walpole meet on the town common to remember, and honor, local veterans who gave their lives for their country. While the past year has brought on some unique pandemic-related challenges, the passion and dedication of organizers ensured that this year’s...

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Juneteenth celebration planned for June 19

Walpole is preparing to celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19, from 4-8 p.m. The family-friendly summer evening will have a block party theme, with food, ice cream, performers, and more.

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of slaves in America. The official date is recognized on the anniversary of Union General Gordon Granger's 1865 proclamation that slavery...

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Walpole Library hosts in-person concert

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

How long has it been since we've seen a real, live, good old-fashioned sing-along - the kind where kids and parents both feel a bit lighter when they leave?

On Wednesday, May 19, parents and kids got exactly that as the...

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Walpole Library hosts diversity poster exhibit

From posters denouncing fascist ideologies, to ones pointing out the success of gay people throughout history, all the way to calling out white privilege and flipping the 'Cowboys and Indians' mystique on its head, the posters in Lewis’s exhibit were very different.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Chief Carmichael resigns for Newton job

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Walpole resident John F. Carmichael, Jr. has been the Walpole Chief of Police for five years, and has served as a Walpole Police Officer for 25 years. But while you will still see him around town at youth sports events or just day-to-day as a...

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