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Monthly Archives: April 2020

DeSorgher addressing Hannah Adams Woman’s Club

The next meeting of the Hannah Adams Woman's Club will feature Medfield Town Historian Richard DeSorgher, who will present "A Capsule History of Medfield." The online presentation will take place on May 5 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The public is invited to attend by contacting hannahadamswc@gmail.com before May 4 for access information. 

Homemade masks: proper wear and care

Be Kind Needham recently began distributing instructions for proper use and care for homemade masks. "We have noticed and are greatly concerned by the number of people who are not wearing their masks properly," Sarah Heath of Be Kind Needham wrote to Hometown Weekly. "We are now handing out instructions with the masks...

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Schools closed through end of academic year

Superintendent Jeffrey Marsden has announced that in accordance with a new order from Gov. Charlie Baker and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Medfield Public Schools will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year as a precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The statewide closure...

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Sherborn Select Board extends deadlines

At the April 16 meeting of the Sherborn Select Board votes were taken on options under  “An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting From COVID-19,” chapter 53 of the acts of 2020. The Town has adopted the local options to extend the date that applications for exemptions and...

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Pandemic brings Dover transfer station changes

The Dover Recycling Committee has suspended sales of all recycling bins, rain barrels and composters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Transfer station sticker applications are also suspended.

Residents should continue to sort and clean their recyclables and deposit them in the appropriate containers. All high touch areas are closed, including the...

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WMC airs COA exercise programming weekly

Since the Westwood Council on Aging is Closed for the foreseeable future, Westwood Media Center's Public and Education Channels will be airing their exercise programming with the following schedule through the end of May. 

Monday

9:00-9:45 - Cardio Strength

10:00-10:45 - Line Dancing

Public access releases weekly highlights

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Medicine - Dover Channel: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Sherborn Channel: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 6:30 a.m....

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Hale roads, parking lots open

The roads and parking lots at Hale remain open. “It’s is important to us, and to the community, that people have a place to go to walk, hike, and enjoy the outdoors,” said Hale Executive Director Eric Arnold. “We do ask that people follow proper social distancing guidelines when visiting.” Please check Hale’s...

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MEMO sponsoring gift card initiative

The Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization (MEMO) Board of Directors is sponsoring an initiative to encourage community members to buy gift cards from MEMO businesses during these challenging economic times. The initiative is called Gift Card-A Palooza, and MEMO is offering a grand prize of $250 to a lucky winner.

Social distancing rules hurt Community Center

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Every business that depends on people gathering is struggling during the time of the COVID-19 crisis. But while more and more restaurants move to takeout, and professional sports leagues look into playing with no fans in the stadiums, what do you do when providing...

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Levering highlights Westwood girls hockey awards

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Westwood High School girls varsity hockey put together another solid campaign in 2019-2020. The Wolverines finished the regular season 14-5-3, good enough to earn the No. 9 seed in the Division II state tournament. After a 3-2 victory over Algonquin-Hudson in the first round,...

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Medfield’s McNally selected to Irish National Team

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Medfield High School lacrosse alums continue to break new barriers. Former face-off man/midfielder Dylan McNally (’18) was recently selected to the Irish National Lacrosse team.

Despite being born and raised in Medfield, McNally is still eligible to play for Ireland, thanks...

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Walpole’s McDavitt inducted into Harvard HOF

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole native Kate McDavitt’s field hockey accolades are extremely impressive. A former standout at Walpole High, McDavitt was selected to the U-16 National Team while she and her sister, Jen, helped lead the Porkers to three state championships from 1996-1999. 

Following...

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DS, Wellesley students take athletic awards

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Dover-Sherborn senior Lucas Bodkins and sophomore Ava Yablonski earned All-Scholastic honors for their hard work throughout the winter. Wellesley freshman Sofia Scirica and junior Owen Matejka were also named All-Scholastic. 

Bodkins earned his recognition by winning the state Nordic skiing title...

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Spotlighting former Needham standout athlete Eric Johnson

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

One could certainly call Eric Johnson accomplished. Born and raised in Needham, Johnson attended both Needham High School and Belmont Hill, where he played football as a wide receiver, as well as basketball. Johnson’s efforts on the gridiron and in...

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Cavi Carroll cheers up the neighborhood

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

A majority of the population has found itself mostly confined to their property since mid-March. The most exciting events of the week are limited to grocery store visits, trips to the mailbox, and daily walks around the neighborhood. To say that people are itching...

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Dover Library brings programming online

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Following the first coronavirus closures in March, I had the horrible realization that the stories I usually cover would be at a standstill. All of our local libraries shut their doors. All of the annual spring community events were canceled. People became resigned to...

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Medfield Park & Recreation prepares for summer

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Parents have always looked forward to April vacation. The weather is usually warming up, kids can play outside, and the Medfield Park & Recreation department hosts programs for kids to enjoy during their time off. However, this spring's usual programs have been soured as...

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Trail experts see opportunities during lockdown

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With more and more people flooding the trails of Needham in an attempt to stave off Coronavirus cabin fever, town residents and visitors are going to realize what a unique resource they have at their disposal. But if you’re not an avid hiker, you...

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KoC adapts to life under lockdown

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Knights of Columbus (KoC) pride themselves on acting in accordance with four principles: charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. But with new social distancing rules in place and the Knights unable to gather the way they did before, they are having to find new...

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