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Apostolicas, Little Lab Coats discuss illnesses

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For the past few months, people have been dodging the various strains and types of illnesses going around, from the newly-discovered coronavirus to the seasonal flu. These viruses and methods to prevent them were perfect fodder for the most recent session of Little Labcoats, held at the Needham...
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Sherborn plans Feb. 11 housing meeting

Housing has been a hot topic in Sherborn recently and Tuesday evening, February 11, will present an opportunity to weigh in on potential measures to address some of the issues. That night, the Sherborn Housing Partnership and Planning Board will host a discussion and public hearing on a couple of warrant articles to help advance...
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Veteran Sahagian visits High Rock School

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, the United States celebrates Veterans Day. There are parades and ceremonies, and sometimes even a day off from work or school. But for kids, particularly those growing up now, it is sometimes easy to forget the sacrifices our veterans have made. Count the students at the High Rock...
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Medfield hosts youth sports discussion

Superintendent Jeffrey Marsden has announced that the Medfield Public Schools recently held a panel discussion with prominent local athletes and industry experts on the topic of youth sports participation. The discussion, “Help Your Young Athlete Win the Race: Finding Balance in Youth Sports,” was held Monday, October 28, at the Blake Middle School library. The event...
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Tougias tells of Bounty’s rescue

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff People are often drawn to stories of heroic rescues and beating impossible odds. It’s obvious that this is true, given the number of people who came to the Walpole Library on Wednesday, October 16, to hear the story of the Bounty. Michael J. Tougias, an author of numerous genres, told the...
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Owls fly into Bird Park

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Reporter On Sunday, September 22, visitors trekked through Walpole’s Bird Park to see a unique bird show. Husband and wife team Mark and Marcia Wilson, accompanied by a few of their feathered friends, taught their audience all about owls. Marcia began by performing a perfect imitation of an owl...
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Children’s author Bowling visits BSS

Children’s author Dusti Bowling visited Blessed Sacrament School (BSS) on September 24 to speak to students about her books, the importance of not giving up on your dreams, and finding what inspires you. Bowling—who has visited over 100 schools—has written three novels for children, each of which received starred reviews. Her first book, “Insignificant Events...
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Monarchs migrate to Medfield Library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, monarch caterpillars transform from eggs to butterflies, all within a matter of weeks. This year, for her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Catherine Callahan decided to research these beautiful butterflies, raise them, and then release them. On Wednesday, September 25, Callahan visited the Medfield Public Library...
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Sherborn forest improvements

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Since 2013, The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has celebrated its Forest Appreciation Day with an annual gathering to celebrate town forests. Held in a different community each year, this year’s event was held in Sherborn on Saturday, September 14, and allowed the town to show...
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Didgeridoos bring Australian outback to library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Rob Thomas, an expert in all things Australian, visited the Sherborn Library on Wednesday July 31. The show was the perfect respite for families struggling to find something to do with their kids during the severe weather of the day. Thomas’ program included a set: a few different...
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NASA Ambassador teaches kids about Mars

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter This year, the Needham Free Public Library’s summer reading program revolves around space exploration. So, last Tuesday, July 9, the Library invited NASA Solar System Ambassador Piyush Khopkar to speak about the red planet, Mars, and the science involved in exploring it. While going to Mars is in so...
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Frank King gives novelty song lesson

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, Frank King, who holds a Masters in Broadcasting from Boston University and a BA from Princeton, gave the Tolles Parsons Center a musical presentation of novelty songs, specifically the novelty hits of the 1950s. But while novelty songs get a bit of a bad...
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Sixth graders design unique civilizations

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Dover-Sherborn Middle School held its STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) Fair on Thursday, where sixth graders were tasked with using all the skills they’d learned in their classes to design a unique civilization. To make matters trickier, each civilization had to address a challenge currently facing the...
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Doctors Lacasse, Prabhu present on depression

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On Thursday night inside the Wellesley Library, Dr. Justin Lacasse and Dr. Marini Prabhu spoke to a crowd of both laymen and medical professionals about dealing with a variety of mental health issues and navigating the tricky system to get help. Lacasse presented “An Overview of Adult Depression and Anxiety: And Navigating the System...
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Butterflies migrate to Walpole Library

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Summer has almost begun. People’s yards are full of bright, beautiful flowers. The trees are once again full of vibrant green leaves. Migrating birds have returned to the area to make their nests. Bees are buzzing as they carry pollen from one flower to another. If you look outside, you may...
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Medfielders figure out football

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Today, there are few parents and students who have not heard the warnings and worried about CTE and brain injuries. For those playing football, those warnings are of particular concern. Many football programs have seen players leave because of injuries, some never to return due to concussions they sustained while playing....
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Middle schoolers pass bag ban

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff According to the Center for Biological Diversity, the average American family takes home around 1,500 single-use plastic bags each year. Though many attempt to find ways to reuse their plastic bags, most people never realize the environmental impact of using them in the first place. Each year, an estimated 100,000 marine...
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Dolin speaks of piracy’s ‘golden age’

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Thursday night at the Wellesley Library, Marblehead author Eric Jay Dolin spoke to a crowded room about his new book, “Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates.” Dolin has authored over a dozen books about such historical topics as whaling in America, lighthouses,...
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The legacy of Dickinson’s editors

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff When she died in 1886 at the age of 55, Emily Dickinson left behind her family, her home, a number of diaries, and a couple thousand poems. Before her death, Dickinson had requested that her younger sister, Lavinia, destroy all of her correspondence, her diaries, and the remainder...
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George Ransom presents on Plimptonville

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Every town comes with its own hidden treasure trove of gems. For some, it is the architecture. For others, it is the people who once called the town home. In Walpole’s case, it’s both. On Monday, April 22, Walpole Historian George Ransom gave a presentation on Plimptonville, a historic neighborhood in...
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