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Farm Pond shuts down summer season

The temporary E. coli issue has cleared, but swimming at Farm Pond is now done at your own risk with the lifeguards gone.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because of COVID-19 and the accompanying lockdowns, many of the traditional signs that summer is over...

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Hinkley Pond opened for the summer

Hinkley Pond is now open for the summer, with new rules in order to ensure the safety of all visitors.

Visitors will be limited to residents only, while non-residents and guests of residents of residents are prohibited. Visitors will be asked to provide proof of Medfield residency to be admitted...

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Beginning a Medfield gardening story

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Each year, dozens of Medfielders reserve a space at the community garden for the summer and successfully manage to harvest some quality produce. I’ve seen the products: juicy red tomatoes, ridiculously large zucchini, delicious corn. The list goes on. It’s not a shocker that there...

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Historic summer for Needham Sharks

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After growing in size from just 82 swimmers last summer to 105 this summer, more than half of which (59) qualified for the A Regional Championships, along with an 8-3 dual meet record in the Suburban Summer Swim League, it’s safe to call the summer of 2019 a successful one for the...
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Adams Farm concert brings in crowd

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Summer is definitely the season for long walks, picnics, and outdoor concerts. On Saturday, July 13, visitors to Adams Farm in Walpole could experience all three at once. From noon until 3:00, guests gathered at the barn to hear a free concert, sponsored by the Friends of Adams Farm....
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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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Connelly’s blast lifts Post 14 past Westwood

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By Mike Flanagan Hometown Weekly Sports Editor Needham Post 14 and Westwood Post 320 met for the third and final time this season on Saturday afternoon. Unlike the first two times these District Six rivals squared off earlier this summer - the teams split a pair of 1-0 games in late June and early...
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Peak House welcomes visitors anew

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Anyone who has ever driven on 109 through Medfield has driven past the Peak House. For years, this house has welcomed third grade classes and history-lovers alike to explore the 308-year-old dwelling. During the summer, visitors are invited to see the house on Sundays. But on July 7,...
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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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Zullo Gallery announces summer classes

IMG_1889 The Zullo Gallery has announced its summer classes. They are described as follows: Art Explorations • drawing/mixed media (For students in grades 1-4) Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12 (9:30 - 12:00) This class will combine drawing skills - from beginner to advanced - with a wide variety...
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Neighbors gather at annual barbecue

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff With summer getting into full swing comes the return of seasonal activities - picnics outside, swimming into the late afternoon, and, of course, cookouts. On Wednesday, June 12, at the Caryl Community Center in Dover, the Friends of the Council on Aging held their sixth annual barbecue, drawing in...
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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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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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A dash of Rosemary in Needham

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff In late August of 2016, Hometown Weekly arrived at Rosemary Pool to take in the scene. "So many pools are holes in the ground, surrounded by concrete with an asphalt parking lot – could be anywhere," Patty Carey, director of Needham Park and Recreation, told the paper at the time....
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Fireflies light up local skies

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent There is something magical that happens when warm summer days slowly give way to night. It stars with a flash of light in the falling dusk, so swift and small that one might blink and miss. Within minutes, one flash is joined by many as the unique courtship of...
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Sherborn Snappers open registration

Registration is now open to all residents of Sherborn and Dover for the 2018 Sherborn “Snappers” swim team season. Like last year, registration is a two-step process. Parents must visit www.sherbornsnappers.com to register their swimmer(s). They then need to visit www.sherbornrec.com to finalize registration and make payment. All information regarding swim meet dates, practice times, swim...
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