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Monthly Archives: July 2021

State Hospital hosts ‘Shakespeare in Shorts’

'All the world's a stage' indeed as Svetlana Orlova and Katelyn Vieira perform a scene from 'Hamlet' on the concrete stairs of building eight.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Referring to both the occasionally casual dress of the cast - and the fact that...

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Girl Scouts seek help renovating house

The Scout House is now entirely maintained by the Walpole Girl Scouts.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

After years of doing service projects for the community, Walpole’s Girl Scouts are looking for a little bit of help.

At the Walpole Farmer’s Market,...

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Henry juggles at the DTL

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Summer requires a fair amount of juggling for parents. Balancing kids, work and life in general can be a challenge.

Luckily for them, the Dover Town Library (DTL) is back with regularly-scheduled outdoor activities this summer. On Monday, July 19, parents...

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Concerts on the common return

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Walpole's common is a piece of green lawn sitting in the middle of the town center, constantly flanked by passing traffic and pedestrians. Though unassuming, this lawn has, for years, hosted countless hours of entertainment, been the site of dozens of ceremonies, and provided a...

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Summer concerts back in full swing

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Attending MEMO's summer concerts at the Gazebo has long been a beloved activity for Medfielders. For years, townsfolk have showed up in droves on balmy evenings for the free, two-hour-long concerts. It's quintessential Medfield: great music, a breezy vibe, and smiling families everywhere.

Bubble Music Man returns to Westwood

Rob Peters noted that since his bubbles were made of soap and water, they wouldn’t stain any clothes - which came in handy, given the number of kids popping them left and right.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

“You can’t not have a good...

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Carnival returns after COVID absence

Placed on top of the hill at Needham High, the Ferris wheel provided great photo opportunities.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

After being shut down due to COVID-19 last year, on last Thursday night, the annual Rotary Club Carnival returned to Needham High School....

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Hometown communities rally around Kilian family

The 2021 class of BostonLax All-Americans poses with game MVP's Bryson and Kainen Kilian. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

After a year off due to COVID, one would think that the mood surrounding the eighth annual BostonLax All-American Game...

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BLM Vigil on August 3

VigUU Wellesley Hills will hold its monthly, 15-minute, silent, Black Lives Matter Vigil on Tuesday, August 3, at 6:00 p.m. in front of the church at 309 Washington St. All are invited to stand with VigUU Wellesley Hills to honor Black lives harmed and lost, those victims of racial violence and injustice, known and...

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Kids play, adults listen at concert

To their credit, the band never let the kids playing distract them from their music.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Southern rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd were famously named after a high school gym teacher who disapproved of their long hair.

Medfield LGBTQIA+ event provides support

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Over the last few months, the Medfield Public Library, Medfield Outreach, and Medfield Cares About Prevention have worked together to provide a space for LGBTQIA+ youth. The first of two Medfield-based collaborations was held on Wednesday, July 14. During this meeting, several participants helped create...

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Summer at Charles River Peninsula

While far from crowded, there was at least some activity at the Charles River Peninsula Saturday afternoon.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

For a brief moment on Saturday afternoon, it seemed like if you weren’t going to use your kayak right then and there,...

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Vitale seeks to revitalize bird garden

So the third graders facing the pavement could see birds as well, Vitale and Dorothea Von Herder worked together to create a bird sanctuary dedicated to longtime Pine Hill teacher Mary Lucey.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Unless you were once a third grader...

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Westwood hosts flag football camp

One of the unique things about the camp was that the entire flag belt came off when pulled, so it was very obvious to the ball carrier when he was down .

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With two-a-day practices just around the corner,...

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Outdoor storytime makes waves

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Outdoor storytime is back at the Westwood Public Library and it’s making a huge splash for visitors. 

On Thursday, July 15, parents, grandparents, and guardians brought kids to the library to enjoy a regularly-scheduled storytime. As per usual, there was nothing but...

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Critters on the Trail at Bird Park

This butterfly sits just in front of a bed of orange flowers…

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Through July 31, Bird Park is holding a Critters on the Trail scavenger hunt, designed to get children searching for seven cutout animals: a snake, a bat,...

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Medfield Legion walks off on Walpole

Max Goodman (pictured) is all smiles standing at second following an RBI double. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole Legion Post 14 traveled to Medfield Post 110 on Monday night looking to make it five consecutive wins to begin...

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Westwood Legion tops Needham

Michael Giovino (12) rounds second and heads to third for a two-RBI triple in the top of the sixth inning. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Still in search of their first win of the 2021 Summer Legion baseball season,...

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Center at the Heights reopens

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

In March of 2020, seniors centers around the country closed to protect residents and workers from the COVID-19 pandemic raging around the country. For over a year, councils on aging shifted their work as best they could, adopting online, phone-based, and on-the-go solutions to serve...

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Crowds swell at Adams Farm concert

The barn and walking trails provided a rustic backdrop for Diandra Doble’s performance on Saturday afternoon.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

With COVID vaccines seeming like more of a hopeful wish than a scientific reality, around this time last year, outdoor, socially-distanced events were...

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