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Pool league a huge hit with Walpole COA

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While the Walpole COA has an absurd number of activities for seniors, ranging from Zumba and tap dancing to mahjongg and dominos, perhaps the most popular activity is playing pool on one of two tables on the top floor of the Walpole Co-Operative Bank South Street Center. In fact,...
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Walpole celebrates its RSVP volunteers

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Tuesday, April 4, was National Service Recognition Day, so the newly built Walpole Senior Center looked to honor the over 60 RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers in the town of Walpole that help with projects ranging from Meals on Wheels to Rides for Veterans. While there were only...
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Senior Moments chorus in tenth year

Senior Moments is a senior singing group with members from the Walpole and surrounding towns. Their members range in age from 64 to 96, and they welcome anyone who is enthusiastic and has a desire to sing. [caption id="attachment_29662" align="alignright" width="300"]Senior Moments chorus Senior Moments chorus...
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Senior Center brick fundraiser underway

The Friends of Walpole Elders are selling bricks to help build a patio in the back of the new Walpole Senior Center. Members of the community who would like to purchase a brick are encouraged to contact Richard McCarthy at (508-463-7515) or email bigmac2252@aol.com. They are also encouraged to see the insert on "how to buy a...
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Hope turns 100

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter IMG_2275 At Walpole Senior Center, friends and family of Hope Keyes gathered together to wish the Walpole native a happy 100th birthday last Monday. When Hope was born back on June 11, 1918, World War One was still raging in Europe, prohibition...
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Walpole engages in ‘Storytelling for All’

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter From infancy, we learn how valuable a good story is. We’re sung to as we fall asleep, and read to throughout the day. As toddlers, our overactive childhood imaginations were always looking to create a story with the help of toys and dolls. Storytelling is imbedded inside of us,...
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Paper cranes call for world peace

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter She’s known around Walpole for her kindness and generosity. She’s recognized by students as “The Peace Lady.” She’s an inspiration to people of all ages. She is Ora McGuire, a 93-year-old woman who has made it her mission for the last ten years to spread peace in the form...
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Swim Team raises COA funds

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On July 15, the Walpole Swim Team held a contest to help raise fund for the new Walpole Senior Center. The theme was "Swim Across America." Each swimmer was to swim one lap for each of the 50 states. Fifty laps are equal to a mile. A special award was presented to Kevin Carlin, an...
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Paper cranes are flying in Walpole

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By Harry Kane Hometown Weekly Reporter An International Day of Peace is observed every year on September 21 to commemorate the tireless efforts for world peace and continue the quest for harmony through public awareness and education. In the town of Walpole, one woman’s quest for peace begins with making origami cranes and handing them...
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