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HESSCO strives to provide COVID aid

By Amelia Tarallo,
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HESSCO, a nonprofit whose mission is to help older adults and individuals living with a disability remain safe and independent at home for as long as possible, has been aiding seniors in Norfolk County communities since 1973. 

It...

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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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WHS football to the rescue

By Amelia Tarallo

Hometown Weekly Staff

As fears of COVID-19 loom over each community, many residents have been forced to deal with closures and the disruption of services that help them with their day to day life. Seniors in Westwood have been hit...

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Walpole COA learns about Wyatt Earp

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For as long as they have existed, Americans have been fascinated by the lives of cowboys and the Wild West. It’s easy to understand why - in land just settled, anything could (and often did) happen. Seniors at the Walpole Council on Aging have been treated to a lecture series taught...
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Pumpernickel Puppets put on sensational show

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff “I think once you’ve seen a puppet show, you’ve seen them all,” said one mom at Thursday February 20th’s Pumpernickel Puppet Show at the Walpole Library. “But I don’t know if I’d consider this just a puppet show.” The Pumpernickel Puppet Show has become notorious for being much...
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Westwood COA celebrates Valentine’s Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Every year, it’s the same: Valentine's Day comes around and couples wrangle with the best way to celebrate. For visitors at the Westwood Council on Aging, though, there was an easy option: the annual Valentine’s Day party. The Patricia Carty-Larkin Senior Center has become famous for its festive holiday...
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At library, Westwood knits for a cause

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Two knitting groups have been meeting in the Westwood libraries for the last few years. The teen knitting group is comprised of local teens in grades six and above who hope to learn how to knit. Every Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the group, led by Islington Branch Librarian Claire...
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Kaufman captivates Walpole kids

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It isn’t often that children’s events at the library leave both kids and parents relaxed. Normally, they involve activities and loud, interactive songs that seem to make every kid practically burst with energy. The session of the Baby and Toddler Jam at the Walpole Library on Friday,...
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Families relish Fun Day at Hale

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It’s rare to have a sunny, warm day in the middle of January. It’s even rarer to find the perfect way to spend such a day. Hale Reservation was ready though, with their already-scheduled annual Winter Family Fun Day on Saturday, January 11. With temperatures touching the...
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Spelling bee challenges kids, raises funds

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The idea of winning the spelling bee had kids zipping through the auditorium, jumping in their seats, and playing games with friends. “It’s amazing that they’re this excited about spelling,” joked one mom. The third grade, which had its spelling bee earlier in the day, was reported to have...
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Senior Moments chorus carols in Walpole

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Saturday, December 14, visitors came to the Walpole Library to enjoy some seasonal carols. Though this is a normal sight throughout the holidays, this chorus was made completely of people above the age of sixty. Together, this chorus presented a memorable holiday concert perfect for all ages. Every member...
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Westwood COA celebrates Thanksgiving

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Thursday, November 21st, guests arrived at Westwood’s Council on Aging to have their own Thanksgiving feast.  Guests were greeted by the sound of violins playing as they entered the room and picked their spots at tables. Friends, gathered together for the last time before the holiday, talked about their...
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Walpole learns about pilgrims’ first year

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, families gather around the table to share a Thanksgiving feast. Sometimes, the meal is filled with the warm feelings of being reunited with loved ones. Other times, it’s tense, and one phrase from exploding. Whatever your Thanksgiving experience is, there’s a good chance that it’s going better than what...
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Showa visits CATH in Needham

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Needham’s Center at the Heights has become a hotspot for students of Showa Boston. On Monday, November 18, students from Showa, a women’s university n Tokyo, Japan, arrived for their weekly visit. Showa Boston is a Japanese language and culture center, which has taken on the role as a bridge between...
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Cody and Neely visit the library

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Reading can be a struggle for some kids. Words can have too many syllables, be too long, or be too infrequently used for them to know what they mean. But with a good audience, reading can be a blast. To that end, on Saturday, November 16, kids came to the Westwood...
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Walpole remembers its veterans

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Every town tries its best to put on the best Veterans Day it can to pay homage to those who sacrificed their time - and lives - to keep their country safe. Walpole is no different; its common was a bustling hub on November 11. Refurbished military vehicles,...
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Temple Beth David hosts Westwood community

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Part of living in any community revolves around understanding and celebrating the differences in religion, belief and culture of one’s neighbors. But the chances to explore these different cultures - and particularly faiths - is often limited. Enter Faithful Women in Action, who have organized an opportunity to introduce their fellow Westwood residents...
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Walpole celebrates Jarvis Harvest

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff

On Saturday, October 4, visitors flocked to Jarvis Farm to celebrate the 5th annual Jarvis Harvest. No one could be blamed for staying at home with the constant drizzle of rain and cooler temperatures, but people couldn’t seem to stay away from the allure of the farm in the...

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COA cooks at Powisset Farm

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Visitors from the Westwood Council on Aging visited Powisset Farm on Thursday, September 26, to learn all about cooking with herbs during a class taught by Didi Emmons. Emmons is a professional chef who has founded four successful restaurants. She is also the author of several books, including...
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Fun for all at Westwood Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Saturday, September 21, residents of Westwood met up to celebrate their wonderful town. There was no shortage of fun with so much to do, including a road race, a shopping area, and activities for all to enjoy. “You guys going to run fast today?” one mom asked her child...
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