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Caryl Community Center forum, 9/29

The Community Center Building Committee will be hosting an informational forum on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Members of the Dover community are invited to hear about the progress of the ongoing Caryl Community Center project, and to provide suggestions for what they think the renovated space should include. Architecture...

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A bright Diwali in Dover

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The Caryl Community Center was lit up on November 9. Tables were covered in flickering electric candles. Strings of fairy lights wrapped around poles and slithered up stair railings. Colorful saris covered the walls, serving as decorations to the normally blank walls. Other decor was carefully placed around the...
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Neighbors gather at annual barbecue

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff With summer getting into full swing comes the return of seasonal activities - picnics outside, swimming into the late afternoon, and, of course, cookouts. On Wednesday, June 12, at the Caryl Community Center in Dover, the Friends of the Council on Aging held their sixth annual barbecue, drawing in...
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Scouts and seniors make music together

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31545" align="alignright" width="300"]Many of the scouts were new to the instrument, so seniors lent them a hand when needed. Many of the scouts were new to the instrument, so seniors lent them a hand when needed.[/caption] Members of the Dover-Sherborn...
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Dover COA Friends hosting Harvest Brunch

The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging will be holding their 8th Annual Harvest Brunch at Dover’s American Legion Hall on Sunday, October 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is the Friends' largest fundraiser this year. Their staff of unpaid and dedicated volunteers focus on the mission to raise funds for the...
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Lifetime Learning offering landscaping class


With fall approaching, it is now time to begin thinking of Dover’s ever popular Lifetime Learning classes. The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging, with the support of the Dover Council on Aging, are sponsoring a Lifetime Learning class: “Landscape Experiences and Trends” with Kevin Doyle. In this two-session discussion, Kevin will share many of...
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Ukulele class on tap

Daniel Métraux will be back teaching ukulele classes in Dover. He will be teaching basic chords and strumming techniques. With only four strings and its small size, the ukulele is an easy instrument to learn. New students are always welcome. New players may bring their own ukuleles or rent one at a local music store...
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Dover community serves up BBQ

By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Members of the Dover community weren’t going to let a little rain stop them from enjoying the Friends of the Council on Aging’s Up In Smoke BBQ to kick off the summer last Tuesday evening. The event outside the Caryl Community Center had to deal with a bit of rain at the...
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‘Up In Smoke BBQ’ June 13

The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging are inviting all Dover residents to join them outdoors at the Caryl Community Center for an “Up In Smoke BBQ” on Wednesday, June 13, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This is event's fifth year. The cost is $5 per person pre-registration, or $10 on the day...
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COA hosts Valentine’s luncheon

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Love was in the air last week at the Caryl Community Center, where the Dover Council on Aging (COA) was hosting its annual Valentine’s Day party on February 13. Four long tables dressed in purple tablecloths and set with red plates and heart-printed napkins sat the dozens of seniors who...
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Lifetime Learning presenting poetry class

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With spring approaching, it is now time to begin thinking of Dover’s ever-popular Lifetime Learning classes. The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging, with the support of the Dover Council on Aging, are sponsoring a Lifetime Learning class: Modern Poetry for Everyone. Participants will read and discuss selected poems, both closed forms...
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COA builds strength and stability

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The leftover snow lining Springdale Ave was brown with dirt as it began to melt. I carefully stepped over the puddles, making sure to not ruin my brilliant white running shoes, as headed for the entrance to the Caryl Community Center. Hesitantly, I pulled on the door, thinking about...
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Dover COA Friends holding Harvest Brunch

The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging will be holding their Harvest Brunch (formerly October Jazz Brunch) at Dover’s American Legion Hall on Sunday, October 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is the Council’s largest fundraiser this year. Both Rep. Denise Garlick and Selectman Candace McCann will serve as honorary co-chairs. This...
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Dover Lifetime Learning announces classes

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Dover Lifetime Learning has announced two of its upcoming classes. They are described as follows: Philosophy: Democracy & Tyranny Would you prefer to live under a benevolent and thoughtful tyrant or a self-interested majority? Although we usually consider democracy and tyranny as being diametrically opposed to each other, they are more intimately related than would...
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Up In Smoke BBQ delights town

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By Shayna Orent Hometown Weekly Correspondent Following weeks of extreme weather shifts, summer finally found its groove for the Up In Smoke BBQ, hosted by the Friends of the Dover Council on Aging. The evening was a perfect “high-70s and calm” as Dover residents of all ages congregated at the Caryl Community Center to socialize,...
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COA installs hearing aid loop system

The Dover Council on Aging has renovated Room 108 (formerly known as The Blue Room) in the Caryl Community Center. It has updated the carpeting, paint and installed a new hearing aid loop system that will benefit those with hearing issues. This system will allow those with hearing loss to utilize their hearing aids to better...
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Cookie decoration more than a sweet treat

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Community service is a pillar of the Dover-Sherborn school system. Each student must complete at least 40 hours of community service before graduating from high school. While this requirement certainly helps push certain students towards more than they might otherwise have given, members of the Community Service Club in...
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COA’s mahjongg more than just a game

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Walking into the room where the Council on Aging holds their weekly mahjongg games, you would think you were walking into a room of giggling teenagers. The four women who came together this past week to let loose and play were having so much fun, their laughter and mirth...
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Dover-Sherborn gives kids head start

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By Michael Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor The summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school. For many, the first day of school next week will be the beginning of just another year with the same friends and the same sports and activities at the same school. For others, 2016 will...
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