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Medfield TV hosts video game tournament

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Whether you like it or not, video games are going to end up on your TV sooner rather than later. ESPN has invested heavily in e-sports, more and more colleges are giving out scholarships to video game athletes, and famous gamers are becoming mainstream celebrities. Getting ahead of...
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Dover, Sherborn seniors unite for picnic

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Dover and Sherborn share a middle and high school, so there isn’t a huge need to create situations for the kids in the two closely aligned towns to come together. For seniors, however, that’s not the case. To remedy that situation, the Dover and Sherborn Councils on Aging...
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Peak House hosting hewing demonstration

Members of the community can check out the process of converting a log from its rounded, natural form into lumber using primarily an axe this coming Sunday, August 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at 345 Main Street. Admission is free. Attendees will be guided by Duane Houghton, a preservation/restoration carpenter, while he uses his antique tools...
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Murder mystery dinner theatre in Sherborn

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The Sherborn Community Center has been a place for many Sherborn events, and has been used for multiple purposes throughout the years. From temporarily housing the library to being the location for the annual Town Caucus and Friday Night at the Movies, the building has always lived up to its title by bringing...
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Project VAN visits Community Council

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For most of the summer, kids fill their calendars working summer jobs and spending time with friends and family. But for a few days in July, local kids sacrifice their time volunteering with Volunteers Around Needham (VAN). Each week of the month, a group of volunteers visits a different place in...
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Concert on green entertains town

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff During the months of summer, families sometimes struggle to find activities that entertain both kids and adults alike. Adults want the chance to relax, while the kids are jumping at every opportunity to get out and do something fun during their time off from school. But, with a free...
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WCT set to present ‘Wizard of Oz’

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Walpole Children’s Theatre (WCT) is set to present “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” based on the classic adventure by L. Frank Baum, this July. A cyclone carries Dorothy and her dog, Toto, to the magical land of Oz, where they encounter all the famous characters along the way, along with some new faces, as...
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Wellesley celebrates Eid with outdoor festival

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday afternoon, June 8, on town hall green, a group of Wellesley residents held an outdoor festival to celebrate Eid, a Muslim holiday that celebrates the end of Ramadan. As Eid is the “festival of the breaking of the fast,” there was plenty of food, like brownies,...
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Needhamites tell their Suitcase Stories

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Each person who immigrates to the United States of America comes to this country with a story about their journey here. Some of those tales are more easy going, while others are decades in the making. On Wednesday, June 12, the community was invited to hear some of these stories...
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Street Fair entertains Needhamites

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff With the sun up in an unwavering blue sky, members of the Needham and Natick communities came to Needham town common on Saturday, June 2, to enjoy the Needham Street Fair. Hosted by the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, the Street Fair shined a bright light on local businesses, transforming the...
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Memorial Day service honors vets’ sacrifice

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_33362" align="alignright" width="300"]Veterans ride aboard the “Mike-1” Jeep during the parade to Needham Town Common. Veterans ride aboard the “Mike-1” Jeep during the parade to Needham Town Common.[/caption] On Monday, May 27, Needham held a variety of services throughout the...
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Community cleans up Haslam Pond

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff [caption id="attachment_33306" align="alignright" width="300"]Two volunteers help one another to carefully remove a branch strangled by bittersweet. Two volunteers help one another to carefully remove a branch strangled by bittersweet.[/caption] “It’s like a Gordian knot,” observed one of the volunteers who came...
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Norfolk Hunt Club hosts stunning show

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff [caption id="attachment_33241" align="alignright" width="300"]Jumping was a popular competition at the Norfolk Hunt Horse Show. Jumping was a popular competition at the Norfolk Hunt Horse Show.[/caption] Anyone who pulled into 240 North Street over the weekend would have been shocked at what they...
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Festive craft fair delights Sherborn

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Saturday, May 11, Jameson Fields were transformed into the Sherborn Craft Fair, showcasing different businesses, food trucks, and even a range of service projects that showcased the skills of local fifth graders. From homemade salsa and pickled vegetables to a marbling of silk scarves to goods made...
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DSHS plays cool jazz outside library

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_33171" align="alignright" width="300"]The library - and a gorgeous white tree in full bloom - provided a unique background for the jazz band. The library - and a gorgeous white tree in full bloom - provided a unique background for...
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Broadmeadow and Mitchell renew rivalry

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Friday night, the bleachers of Babson College’s Webster Center were packed with a marching band, mascots, and students screaming for the people they see in class every day. But the students weren’t college kids and the players weren’t Babson Beavers - it was the annual Broadmeadow-Mitchell School...
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Community groups clean up Medfield

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It is said that if each person took the time to pick up five pieces of trash in their community, the world would be a far better place. In honor of Earth Day, several local Medfield groups got together and took time out of their weekends to clean up...
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MSHMPC receives John Keller Award

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The Medfield State Hospital Master Plan Committee (MSHMPC) is the recipient of the prestigious 2019 John Keller Award for Outstanding Planning Initiative for the Medfield State Hospital (MSH) Strategic Reuse Master Plan by the Small Town & Rural (STaR) Planning Division of the American Planning Association (APA). The STaR Awards Committee was incredibly...
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Open Studios this weekend

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Needham Open Studios is celebrating 21 years as a supportive, inclusive and vibrant community. Members of the community are encouraged to take a self-guided tour from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. during the weekend of Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, and visit with 35 new and returning award-winning artists. Many Needham...
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Medfield Garden Club hosting Spring Plant Sale

The annual Medfield Garden Club Spring Plant Sale is set for Saturday, May 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 26 North Street, Medfield. The sale features perennials from members’ gardens, including many varieties of flowering and foliage plants, edibles, succulents, small shrubs and gently used gardening articles. Massachusetts Master Gardeners...
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