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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Wayne, DS field hockey gear up

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It’s been nearly two years since Dover-Sherborn varsity field hockey captured the 2019 Division II state championship. Last season, the MIAA condensed its season down to a limited number of conference-only games and the format was changed from 11-on-11 to seven-on-seven’s. No postseason was played.

Schmalz: Needham field hockey ready

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It’s been nearly two years since real high school field hockey was played here in Massachusetts.

The uncertainty of each day, with positive COVID tests and contact tracing having the potential to derail all plans, made it difficult for many...

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Kelcourse, Hawks motivated

Pictured running for a long gain against St. John's Prep last spring, senior running back Joey Kelcourse figures to serve as Xaverian's bell cow once again in 2021. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Without a postseason, winning the Catholic...

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Porkers ready to roll

Pictured last season against Braintree, Jess Tosone (3) will serve as one of three Walpole High varsity field hockey senior co-captains this fall. Photo by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It’s been nearly two years since real high school field hockey...

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Long: Warriors to go full tilt

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It’s been nearly two years since real high school field hockey was played here in Massachusetts. Last season, the MIAA condensed its season to a limited number of conference-only games and the format was swapped from 11-on-11 to seven-on-sevens, along with multiple other rule...

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Dover residents enjoy outdoor movie night

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

It’s rare these days to be able to enjoy a movie outside, as drive-ins aren't quite as numerous as they once were. Residents of Dover, however, have been lucky this summer as the movies have returned to the Dover Town House lawn, courtesy of the...

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Everything peaceful at Buckmaster Pond

Whether they were picnicking or kayaking, there were all sorts of people taking advantage of the summer weather on Saturday afternoon.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

For whatever reason, this week, journalists began to reexamine the “Central Park Karen” event that captured the country’s...

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Super Awesome Fun Time returns outdoors

By and large, the librarians stuck to the classics like 'The Wheels on the Bus', 'Sticky Sticky Bubblegum' and 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.'

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

“The more we get together, together, together, the more we get together, the happier...

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Juried exhibition returns to Zullo Gallery

A couple examine some of Dennis Stein’s photography ('Tree and Roots' top right).

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Juried Exhibition returned to the Zullo Gallery for the 27th time on July 10, where it will remain until August 22. Featuring a wide range...

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Library hosts ‘Edge of the Street’

Paula Pitman Brown’s work, which includes large pieces on the wall and smaller ones in the library’s display case, is available for purchase.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

As COVID-19 lockdowns swept across the world, suddenly the internet was flooded with videos of animals...

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Bird Park now prepped for pickleball

The group warmed up before playing a game by rallying back and forth with no points being scored, which explains the pickleballs strewn all over the court.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If you’ve been to Bird Park lately to play a tennis match,...

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Scout Burke warns of sun danger

Rachel Burke has been at the Farmer’s Market educating about the dangers of the sun for three weeks, as part of her Gold Star Award project.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

From a shaded section of the Walpole Farmer’s Market on Saturday...

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Maroun: Westwood football has the dudes

8310 - Pictured making a tackle on Medfield's James Wilder last spring, Antonio Maroun (1) and Joe Shaevitz (3) will look to continue to be key cogs of Westwood High football's defense in 2021. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Kilroy, Walpole football ready up

Pictured making a tackle along the sidelines last spring against Braintree, Danny Bush (7) is one of many seniors returning to play football at Walpole High School this fall that are looking to make a big impact. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Fuentes, Rockets ready for liftoff

Pictured returning a kickoff last season against Natick, junior Marcus Fuentes (3) will return to his normal special teams duties for Needham High football this fall along with transitioning from running back to wideout. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Casey, Warriors ready for war

Pictured during the national anthem of last season's Dover-Sherborn game, senior running back and linebacker TJ Casey (28) will serve as one of four senior co-captains for Medfield High football this fall. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

In 2019,...

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Bennett, Raiders eye ultimate prize

After earning TVL Small Offensive Player of the Year honors as a junior, Johnny Bennett (4) will serve as one of four Dover-Sherborn football co-captains this fall. Photos by Mike Flanagan.

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

After waiting an extra seven months to...

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Gazebo Players bring Shakespeare to park

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Each summer, the Gazebo Players of Medfield draw in hundreds to watch their renditions of Shakespearean plays. They've been regular visitors to Walpole's Bird Park, where in recent years they've performed "Hamlet", "The Merchant of Venice" and "Othello", among others from the Bard.

Islington Library awaits reopening

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For two years, the Islington Branch Library has been under construction as it was renovated. During that time, patrons sought out services at the main branch while waiting for their beloved library branch to reopen. 

The wait is almost over and patrons...

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Patrons fly in to see raptors

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Have you ever been outside and heard the sound of a hooting owl? Have you spotted the fast flying of a peregrine falcon, or the rusty tail feathers of a red-tailed hawk? If so, you’ve seen some of the birds of prey that call New...

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