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Students, seniors meet for Tech Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Every year, it seems, there’s a new device, component, or system added to our already-challenging everyday technological landscape. For kids who have grown up with monthly iPhone updates, these changes are just routine. But using these devices can be difficult for those who were introduced to them later...
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Professor Chaplin discusses Second Amendment

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter The Friends of the Dover Council on Aging host different classes as part of their Lifetime Learning program. The latest fall session is a four-part series on the Second Amendment, taught by former Wellesley College philosophy professor Maud Chaplin. On Thursday, October 4, a group of 10 members of the...
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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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Seniors show off bocce skills

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Elite hand eye coordination. A fierce, competitive nature. Grace under pressure. These are just three of the important qualities possessed by the group of ladies that meets for its Friday morning game of bocce at the Center at Medfield from April to October. Most of those playing the game are...
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Powisset cooks whip up dessert

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Sweet aromas filled the air, and the repetitive thud of knives hitting cutting boards banged over the quiet hum of strawberry and rhubarb slices sizzling in a pan. This was the scene in the kitchen of Powisset Farm as members of the community came to chop, stir and taste...
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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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Seniors chow down on ‘Moveable Feast’

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Every month, members of the Dover Council on Aging enjoy an afternoon feast fit for a king. A different church in town hosts the monthly meal, dubbed the “Moveable Feast,” for any of Dover’s seniors to attend. January’s “Moveable Feast” welcomed over a dozen seniors to the Most Precious...
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Local seniors go Italian at Powisset

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Making fresh pasta and pasta sauce may seem like a daunting task, but Meg Tallon at Powisset Farm worked alongside members of the Dover and Westwood Councils on Aging to prove that a homemade Italian meal is actually quite simple. With recipes for a garlicky kale salad, fresh pasta, a...
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Seniors collaboratively cook at Powisset Farm

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Sweet and savory aromas filled the Powisset Farm test kitchen on Thursday, October 26, as members of both the Westwood and Dover Council on Aging joined Chef Didi Emmons in making a three-course meal with delicious fruits and vegetables. Didi, who has published several vegetarian cookbooks, prepared an afternoon with the community’s...
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Seniors collaboratively cook at Powisset Farm

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Sweet and savory aromas filled the Powisset Farm test kitchen on Thursday, October 26, as members of both the Westwood and Dover Council on Aging joined Chef Didi Emmons in making a three-course meal with delicious fruits and vegetables. Didi, who has published several vegetarian cookbooks, prepared an afternoon with...
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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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Charles River School opens Wetlands Lab

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On Saturday morning, October 22, members of the Dover Conservation Commission, local Selectmen, a representative from the Audubon society and members of the Charles River School community gathered to mark the official opening of the Wetlands Laboratory. As the gold ribbon across the entrance was cut, children and adults clad in rain boots...
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