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High-energy hounds run at MSH

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff As outdoor conditions become colder and the ground becomes icier, it becomes a little more difficult to take our fine furry family members for their daily walks. For members of Viz Whizz, it can be especially hard. Viz Whizz USA is an organization that help provide education and support...
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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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Bird Park lights holiday tree

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each December, traditional holiday carols can be heard everywhere, from school concerts to the radio to local celebrations. On Friday, December 6, the hum of carols could be heard in the middle of Walpole’s Bird Park. Despite the frigid weather and the snow-covered ground, visitors were bundled up...
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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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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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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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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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Halloween happens on Main Street

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, 41 million kids from all around the U.S. go trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Many places tack on additional celebrations as a way to ensure that everyone gets the perfect amount of candy, costume, and fun for the holiday. On Saturday, October 26, the children of Walpole gathered to trick...
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Spooky sing-along raises Halloween spirits

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff As the leaves fall from the trees and temperatures get colder, kids are more than ready to celebrate Halloween with a few festivities. And what better way to celebrate than with a witch and some seasonal tunes? On Thursday, October 17, Elaine Kessler came to the Sherborn Community Center ready, dressed...
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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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Library hosts Holi celebration

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter St. Patrick’s Day weekend is essentially a one-color holiday; everywhere you go, people are dressed in green, and those who aren’t are getting pinched for lack of spirit. But on Saturday afternoon, the Needham Library was full of people wearing all sorts of colors as visitors learned all...
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Hardy School kids sing for seniors

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30839" align="alignleft" width="300"]Music teacher Thomas Corcoran accompanies the students on the piano Music teacher Thomas Corcoran accompanies the students on the piano[/caption] You go to a Journey concert for “Don’t Stop Believing,” you go to a Bon Jovi concert for “Livin...
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Clerici String Quartet wows in Walpole

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30606" align="alignright" width="300"]The quartet bows to a standing ovation. The quartet bows to a standing ovation.[/caption] The Clerici String Quartet gave a performance to audience members at the Italian American club in Walpole on Saturday afternoon. A part of the Carol...
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Molding magic at Potters Place

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By Alexander Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30492" align="alignright" width="300"]Donegan helps a student pick out the color he’ll paint his pot. Donegan helps a student pick out the color he’ll paint his pot.[/caption] Lizanne Donegan, or Mrs. Anne as her students call her, moves about the classroom as...
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Broadmoor Chamber Singers delight community

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday afternoon, the basement of the Needham Public Library was filled with an eclectic mix of music ranging from traditional spirituals to 60s folk hits, with just enough holiday music to remind the audience what season is fast approaching. Led by artistic director June Ambush, The Broadmoor Chamber...
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Needham Lights announces art contest winners

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The organizers of Needham Lights have announced the two winners of the art contest. Evelyn Duhamel, a kindergartner at Hillside School, is the winner in her age group. Her wonderful mixed media work is entitled “Merry Christmas.” She tells Needham Lights that her favorite thing about the holidays is saying hello to Santa. [caption id="attachment_30229"...
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Garden Club hosting Holiday Home Sale

The annual Medfield Garden Club Holiday Home Sale, "Deck the Halls," is scheduled for Saturday, December 1, at the First Parish Unitarian Church in Medfield, 26 North Street, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Visitors will choose from a wide range of fashion-forward table-top displays, festive arrangements, porch and doorway decorations, gift ideas, specialty wreaths and...
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