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Families relish Fun Day at Hale

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It’s rare to have a sunny, warm day in the middle of January. It’s even rarer to find the perfect way to spend such a day. Hale Reservation was ready though, with their already-scheduled annual Winter Family Fun Day on Saturday, January 11. With temperatures touching the...
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Hale shows off with scavenger hunt

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Whether they were looking to burn off some turkey, stuffing and pie, get out some pent-up anger at something a family member said, or just get their kids out of the house and into the fresh air on a day off from school, on Friday, visitors to Hale...
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Learning blooms in Deerfield outdoor classroom

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What began years ago with small planting and composting projects has blossomed into an outdoor classroom rooted in centuries-old Native American and Pilgrim traditions. Led by School Librarian Julie Krass and Master Gardener parent volunteer Jennie Goossen, Deerfield Elementary School now boasts three types of gardens that yield bountiful opportunities for student learning...
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Hale’s Arnold to address Garden Club

Eric Arnold, Executive Director of Hale Reservation in Westwood, will speak at the Dover Library, Lower Level Wednesday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. This program is co-sponsored by the Dover Historical Society and Chicatabot Garden Club. Refreshments will be served starting at 7:00 p.m. Hale Reservation is a 1,137-acre tract of largely undeveloped woodland straddling the...
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Hale’s Arnold to address Garden Club

Eric Arnold, Executive Director of Hale Reservation in Westwood, will speak at the Dover Library, Lower Level Wednesday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. This program is co-sponsored by the Dover Historical Society and Chicatabot Garden Club. Refreshments will be served starting at 7:00 p.m. Hale Reservation is a 1,137-acre tract of largely undeveloped woodland straddling the...
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Hale Reservation celebrates 100th anniversary

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter Hale Reservation celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday, October 13, with an all-day, outdoor music festival. Despite the potential for rain, Hale decided to keep the festival outdoors. The day included six different bands, a beer garden, two food trucks, games for the children, and a fire pit. The event...
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‘The best thing happening in Westwood’

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_27899" align="alignright" width="200"] ‘It’s such a cozy little spot, and this community is great. I had no idea this was here,’ said performer Conor Ryan Hennessy. Photos by Daniel Curtin ‘It’s such a cozy little spot, and this community...
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Experimental theater returning to Westwood

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The second installment of artist Madeline Bugeau-Heartt’s latest theatrical endeavor “A Crack of Strange Light” will premier this weekend on Sunday, January 28, amidst the wintery splendor of Hale Reservation. Part Two of this performance series will be held for one night only in the Powissett Lodge at 5 p.m. “A Crack of Strange...
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IAM Strong opens spring grant cycle

The IAM Strong Foundation, which seeks to shatter the stigma surrounding teen mental health struggles, has announced its spring 2018 grant cycle. This grant cycle opens on February 1 and will extend through April 1. Grants will be awarded on or before May 1. The very first grant cycle for the IAM Strong Foundation was held...
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IAM Strong opens spring grant cycle

The IAM Strong Foundation, which seeks to shatter the stigma surrounding teen mental health struggles, has announced its spring 2018 grant cycle. This grant cycle opens on February 1 and will extend through April 1. Grants will be awarded on or before May 1. The very first grant cycle for the IAM Strong Foundation was held...
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Scouts participate in Camporee

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Troop1 Dover participated in a Camporee with neighboring Boy Scout troops from Westwood and Needham. Several troops gathered for a period of camping and common activities in a Camporee at Hale Reservation on 80 Carby Rd in Westwood. The Camporee was organized by the District Council, Spirit of Adventure. All the troops within...
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Brendan and Brian Marsoobian are Eagle Scouts

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Brian and Brendan Marsoobian have attained the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 42 Norwood. They are seniors at Westwood High School and have been in Troop 42 for about six years. In order to attain Eagle rank, Scouts must complete an Eagle Scout Service Project. “In addition to providing service and fulfilling the...
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Hale hosting swim-a-thon

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On July 20, Hale will be hosting a fundraising swim-a-thon. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Noanet Pond at Membership Beach in Westwood. Members and non-members alike are encouraged to join. The event is being held in honor of longtime staff member, Julia Brune. While at Hale, Julia transformed Membership Beach into...
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Hale hosting swim-a-thon

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On July 20, Hale will be hosting a fundraising swim-a-thon. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Noanet Pond at Membership Beach in Westwood. Members and non-members alike are encouraged to join. The event is being held in honor of longtime staff member, Julia Brune. While at Hale, Julia transformed Membership Beach into...
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Randy Pierce inspires at Hale Reservation

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter For many people, just getting out of bed is the hardest part of the day, and going from hour to hour until you can get back in is a systematic sludge. When Randy Pierce lost most of his sight a year out of college, he believed that everything fun...
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Around the river and through the woods

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By Cameron Small Hometown Weekly Intern Most people are familiar with famous line “Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go.” What’s less well known is the poem it comes from. Interestingly, the original poem has the speaker going to grandfather’s house. Foregoing the semantics surrounding the poem, anyone can walk around...
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Hale Reservation Beach Opening Soon

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After one of the coolest springs in recent memory, local families are looking forward to the opening of Membership Beach at Hale in Westwood. There are still a limited number of memberships available for this picturesque family program on Noanet Pond. For one all-inclusive fee, members receive swim lessons, boating lessons...
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Westwood’s Hale Reservation hosting Paint Night

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Hale Reservation’s second annual Paint Night will take place on Thursday, March 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Powissett Lodge. Participants can pick up a brush to create a custom designed finish line painting for a great cause. Over 50 percent of all ticket sales will support the runners’ fundraising efforts. For...
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