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NHA resident needs assessment released

The Needham Department of Health and Human Services has released a comprehensive assessment of the needs of Needham Housing Authority (NHA) residents. The NHA is a valued resource in Needham, providing affordable housing to many town residents, including families, older adults, and people with disabilities. The assessment was conducted to understand the NHA residents’ perceptions...
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Medfield discusses Pfaff Center replacement

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For the better part of a century, the Pfaff Center in Medfield has been a key locale for the town. Originally serving as Medfield’s high school after its 1927 construction, it also served as an elementary and middle school before becoming the Pfaff Community Center, where it currently houses Medfield...
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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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‘A good life’ for Walpole’s Harland Cook

By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Following each of the two world wars in which the United States helped save parts of humanity from the aggression of others, Americans felt a strong desire to make the world a better place, to create a brighter future. A generation of Americans who helped save the world now raised children whose...
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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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Catherine Callahan, friend to monarch butterflies

When she began researching her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Medfield's Catherine Callahan was interested in the topic of pollinators, and learned about the dangerous decline of monarch butterflies. Monarch butterflies play a vital role in the ecosystem. Flying from flower to flower, their bodies pick up pollen and spread it to the next plant,...
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St. Dunstan’s cares for the homeless

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With the weather turning bitterly cold, extra attention should be given to the needs of the homeless in Boston and surrounding communities. This week, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church used its Dover Unplugged night to help care for these people by packaging over 140 backpacks full of supplies they need...
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Powisset Farm ignites new holiday tradition

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Regular visitors to Powisset Farm know all about its many charms. From adorable pigs to the rustic barn with its up-to-date kitchen to woodland trails, every corner of this property seems to bring joy. Despite the cold weather, Powisset Farm was the site of some holiday joy on Saturday,...
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Angel Run announces bib pick-up locales

The 2019 Medfield Foundation Angel Run is taking place this Sunday, December 8, at 12:30 p.m. at Medfield High School. For those participants that pre-registered, the Angel Run is sharing some information on picking-up bib(s) and shirt(s). Due to the large number of Angel Runners and the goal to reduce waste, Angel Run commemorative shirts will...
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Wellesley salutes its veterans

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Monday, Wellesley police officers, firemen, veterans and various other members of the community gathered inside the still-under-renovation Great Hall inside of Town Hall to honor the town’s veterans. With around 75 people in attendance, the event began at 11 a.m. on the eleventh day of the eleventh...
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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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Sullivan documentary premiere a hit

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff There aren’t many people who can claim to have touched a community in the way that former Medfield Town Administrator Mike Sullivan did. Sullivan, a beloved figure in town throughout his over 40 years of service, passed away on February 27, just weeks after his retirement. On Friday, November 1,...
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Stockinged witch wins library pumpkin contest

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter If you’ve visited the Dover Town Library lately, you’ve likely seen the wide variety of colorful, decorated pumpkins that were scattered throughout the building. What you might not have known, however, is that voting was taking place to see which three pumpkins were the community’s favorites - and...
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Sunita Williams returns for school dedication

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By Amelia Tarallo  Hometown Weekly Staff It’s not every day that a town gets to dedicate a school like the new Sunita L. Williams Elementary. With its numerous media centers, its state-of-the-art classrooms, and its creative playground, the school represents a perfect educational haven for both staff and students. But it’s also not every day...
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Medfield Anthology wows audience

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On October 12, visitors walking about Medfield State Hospital witnessed something they had never seen in this setting: a play. Hortense Gerardo has created “The Medfield Anthology,” a collection of acts that takes visitors from building to building to learn about the residents of the former state hospital - and the...
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Chief Guerette settles into new role in Medfield

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff From her office at the Medfield Public Safety building, Chief Michelle Guerette has a clear view of Dale Street School. After being heading the police department for 12 years, Chief Robert Meaney left big shoes to fill. However, for Medfield’s new police chief, it’s a perfect fit. With...
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Masses move to Medfield Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, residents of Medfield come together on the third Saturday in September for a town-wide celebration. This year’s took place on the second Saturday - but that didn’t put a damper on the experience; the myriad attendees who attended on the cool fall day were thoroughly excited to...
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Colorful Dover Days showcases community spirit

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Just ahead of the rain on Saturday, Dover held its annual Dover Days celebration, during which various local businesses, churches and town departments set up booths to sell their goods, advertise their services and goods, and partake in the town’s community spirit. Many of the booths had activities for...
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What’s in a name – Needham’s schools

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By Shelly Santaniello Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Sunita L. Williams Elementary School has opened. This is a significant event for the town. Needhamites probably can’t help but be impressed with the big, beautiful structure as they drive by. They may wonder what it looks like inside, how many lucky students will attend, and how it...
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The man behind the Zullo Gallery

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By Ella Kohler Hometown Weekly Intern What do sneakers squeaking on gym floors and paintings hung to perfection have in common? Two words: Bill Pope. Following a seemingly unlikely career path, this gym-teacher gone gallery-director greatly contributed to the birth of Medfield’s beloved Zullo Gallery and continues to play a key role in its management. Years...
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