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Zullo Gallery holds holiday exhibit

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter This week, at Art Basel, a banana duct-taped to the wall sold for $120,000. However, after hearing the news, a rival “performance artist” pulled the banana off the wall and ate it in an apparent protest. Lest you think there was anything special about the first banana, it was...
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Santa with a side of pancakes

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Saturday, December 14, The Dover Mother Association hosted its annual holiday pancake breakfast at the Dover Church, giving the community a healthy dose of Santa, sweets and holiday magic. Families took seats at tables, many finding spots with friends. One of the volunteering waitresses or waiters came over...
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Needham rings in the holiday season

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff December is filled with many festive events. Many towns celebrate by lighting a tree, but few can be said to be as iconic as Needham’s Blue Tree lighting. On Saturday, December 7, prior to lighting of the Blue Tree, Needhamites celebrated with a party in Powers...
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Santa Claus comes to town

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The appearance of Medfield around the holidays has been compared to a town in a Hallmark Christmas movie - it’s decked out in lights and festive holiday decor from end to end. The annual Holiday Stroll brings residents into this winter wonderland to find some great Christmas gifts...
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Santa signals start of holiday season

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The first day of December is typically considered the first day of the Christmas season. Parents hand their kids Advent calendars. People rush to farms to get their Christmas trees and decorate them with lights and ornaments. Children begin to write their letters to Santa Claus. On the last...
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Festival of Trees heralds holiday season

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Last week, The Gardens at Elm Bank opened their doors for the annual Festival of Trees Christmas celebration. But if you went last year and assumed you’d see the same things once again, you’d be surprised at how many changes the garden has made. The most prominent feature...
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Dover Holiday Holiday House Tour Sunday

The Dover Library Holiday House Tour will be held on Sunday, November 24, from 11:30 - 3:30 p.m. This marks the 31st year of this popular event, which is held to benefit the library's many programs and services. A beautiful Farm Street Colonial is one of four houses featured on Tour this Sunday. The house was...
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Medfield’s Helping Hearts visit seniors

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter No matter how many Christmas seasons you’ve lived through, nobody knows the second verse of “Deck the Halls.” Such was the issue on Wednesday afternoon, when a brief technological issue nearly derailed the Christmas sing-along at the Center in Medfield hosted by the Medfield Helping Hearts, a nine-member and...
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A Christmas Memory

By Thomas Keating, Jr. There isn’t a worse time to be in a hospital than during the holiday season, but there I was. I was in the Army hospital at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, falling ill with severe pneumonia during basic combat training, caused, no doubt, by training outdoors that cold, snowy November of 1968. My high...
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Festival of Trees illuminates holiday season

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30653" align="alignright" width="300"]The lights of the Snow Village carnival can make you forget it is not a real place. The lights of the Snow Village carnival can make you forget it is not a real place.[/caption] As your car winds down...
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OPR sing-along lifts holiday spirits

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Three children tossed a kickball to each other as they ran around the Old Post Road (OPR) auditorium, while one of the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) members configured the evening’s sound system. The kickball trio paused their game only to help test the microphone, shyly mumbling “Test. Test one, two, three,”...
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