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StoryWalk beckons at Powisset Farm

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By Amelia Tarallo  Hometown Weekly Staff Given my line of work and the areas I cover, every so often, I'm sent to explore a local park or hiking trail. I appreciate nature, but typically avoid going out into it as much as possible for fear of snakes, bugs, and the occasional patch of quicksand. I...
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Needham’s Keating publishes ‘Yesterday’s Soldier’

Needham's Tom Keating, Vietnam veteran and VFW Post 2498 Chaplain, has announced the release of "Yesterday’s Soldier: A Passage from Prayer to the Vietnam War." A piece from the book recently appeared in Hometown Weekly's December 26 edition under the title of "A card from Ahn." Tom Keating spent over five years studying to be a...
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Walpole kids read to Cody

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff New readers can be a bit reluctant when it comes to stretching their reading skills. But sometimes, it can be helpful to read with a friend. It can be even more helpful when that friend’s only goal is to receive cuddles and attention. On Wednesday, October 16, kids and their parents...
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Tougias tells of Bounty’s rescue

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff People are often drawn to stories of heroic rescues and beating impossible odds. It’s obvious that this is true, given the number of people who came to the Walpole Library on Wednesday, October 16, to hear the story of the Bounty. Michael J. Tougias, an author of numerous genres, told the...
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Children’s author Bowling visits BSS

Children’s author Dusti Bowling visited Blessed Sacrament School (BSS) on September 24 to speak to students about her books, the importance of not giving up on your dreams, and finding what inspires you. Bowling—who has visited over 100 schools—has written three novels for children, each of which received starred reviews. Her first book, “Insignificant Events...
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Medfield’s Robbins reflects on first book

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By Ella Kohler Hometown Weekly Intern Ten years ago, Medfield’s own Thomas Robbins decided he wanted to write a novel. After multiple classes, rewrites and publishing companies, Robbins realized this dream: “Guardians of Tomorrow Book One: The Rise of Veratta” was finally published last December. Robbins spoke to Hometown Weekly about his final product, as...
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Author David Stephenson addresses Medfield

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff David Stephenson, a former resident of Medfield, returned to town to give a talk about his book, “The Future is Smart,” and his thoughts on the constant changes occurring due to our love, and sometimes dependence, on the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things refers to the extension of internet...
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Butterflies migrate to Walpole Library

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Summer has almost begun. People’s yards are full of bright, beautiful flowers. The trees are once again full of vibrant green leaves. Migrating birds have returned to the area to make their nests. Bees are buzzing as they carry pollen from one flower to another. If you look outside, you may...
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Author Manchester comes to Medfield

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It is a wide known fact that most writers do not begin their career life as writers, nor do they intend it. There are many steps in between. J.K. Rowling studied Classics and French in college and worked as a secretary for Amnesty International. Steven King intended on being...
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Needham native Orenstein to discuss book

The Needham Free Public Library will host author and Needham native Hannah Orenstein, who will be discussing her new book, "Playing with Matches," and the evolution of dating in the age of online matchmaking services, on Sunday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m., in the Community Room. The presentation will be moderated by Meredith Goldstein, a...
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Needham’s kids read to Tucker

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter Tucker is a seven-year-old collie-shepherd-something. “When his ears go back, he kind of looks like a greyhound,” said Tucker’s owner, Adam Cutter, “but we really don’t know.” Tucker is a trained therapy dog, he has brown inquisitive eyes, and when he’s not comforting residents at rehab centers and...
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Sullivan shares WWII spy story

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent On Thursday, October 4, Mark Sullivan returned to his hometown to share his experience writing his book, "Beneath a Scarlet Sky." In the Blake Middle School auditorium where he used to attend assemblies, Sullivan shared his years-long adventure of learning about a World War II hero. Sullivan's story began during...
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Val Goorha discusses ‘Hidden Immortality’

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent Many people dream of writing a book. Few people actually do it. Fewer do it while they are in high school. Valini Goorha has done just that with her book, "Hidden Immortality.” "Hidden Immortality" is about an underground community that views above ground as dangerous. Emma Beckett is one of many people...
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Dover’s Goorha releases ‘Hidden Immortality’

Teen author and Dover resident Valini Goorha has hit the book market with “Hidden Immortality,” which takes young adults on an adventure by portraying an entirely new world that, at first, seems almost normal. Buried inside the earth rests a community built upon the false premise that the world above them is dangerous. Lies sown...
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