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Michelle’s Menagerie presents reptile show

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The Islington Branch Library played host to Michelle’s Menagerie, an animal show hosted by longtime wildlife educator Michelle DeBye, on Thursday afternoon. While DeBye has many different animal shows, Thursday’s edition featured a wide variety of reptiles, mainly lizards and snakes, for the packed room of kids to learn...
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Unity Farm teaches truth about animals

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday afternoon, Unity Farm Sanctuary opened its doors for a winter solstice celebration. With tours of the facility, free hot cocoa, cookies and cider, the farm (and farmhouse, built in 1833) were extremely inviting and pleasant. Unfortunately, some of the facts that the farm has to deal with...
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Rainforest Reptiles slither into library

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Rainforest Reptiles slithered their way into the Medfield Library on Friday afternoon, with Sarah Fleischmnn bringing her snakes, lizards and tortoises to a crowd of excited children. Fleischmann has a unique background; she has worked with animals for ten years and has even worked with grey wolves and rattlesnakes in the past. After talking...
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COA visits Unity Farm Sanctuary

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On September 19, the Sherborn Council on Aging (COA) hosted its final outdoor event of the season. The weather was perfect for the garden party at Unity Farm Sanctuary in Sherborn. With great scenery, cute animals, and some delicious treats, what could make for a better party? Guests...
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Unity Farm welcomes new residents

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff When Animal Care and Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Halamka of Unity Farm woke up last Thursday, she thought that she would end the day with five cows. Dudley, the eldest Highland cow; Audrey Heifer, a jersey cow; Elliot, a Jersey-Holstein cross; Wallace, a Highland calf; and Bob, a Holstein calf....
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Michelle’s Menagerie comes to Westwood

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff April vacation was in full swing when nearby towns were stricken with a series of rainstorms. Luckily for the children of Westwood, Michelle Debye and her Animal Menagerie were in town for a visit. On Thursday, April 18, Westwood's Islington Branch Library was filled with people. Children sat...
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Ark of animals comes to library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Children and their parents recently gathered in the meeting room at the Medfield Library to learn all about some new animal friends. For an hour on April 18, the Medfield Library boasted its own ark of animals. Nick the animal handler brought a variety of critters with him,...
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Curious Creatures invade Dover Library

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday morning, Nikolas Parent from the Curious Creatures Zoo visited the Dover Library to teach a crowded room of children about the various animals he'd brought with him. The first animal Nikolas brought out was Lily, the red-footed tortoise. Parent set up a funny gag wherein he asked the children...
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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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