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Senior Cafe attendees enjoy songbird presentation

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Seniors recently gathered at Pilgrim Church on Thursday, September 15, for a weekly Sherborn Council on Aging luncheon, otherwise known as Senior Cafe. 

Senior Cafe provides a perfect opportunity for conversation and community — as well as a donation-suggested (and appreciated) lunch...

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Artist duo exhibits at library

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Art has a way of connecting people unlike anything else, but artists George Connelly and Paul Cornacchini, have taken it to another level.

Connelly and Cornacchini share canvases and work in tandem to create incredibly detailed portraits. The duo, known professionally as...

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Discover Medfield Day sets up shop

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

For over forty years, Medfielders have congregated in the center of town for a yearly celebration of Discover Medfield Day. The event draws a massive crowd of enthusiastic residents past, present, and future. Throngs of attendees throughout visited Medfield for this year’s iteration on Saturday,...

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Tots in the Kitchen create sweet treats

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

An early morning wake-up call didn’t deter toddlers from making their way to Powisset Farm for Tots in the Kitchen on Tuesday, September 20. The class, taught by Jamie Picard, featured a special sweet treat: delicious homemade chocolate whoopie pies

Kids said...

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Needham CATH throws shortcake social

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff

Tables quickly filled up at the Needham Center at the Heights (CATH) on Friday afternoon, September 9, as the Friends of The Center at the Heights held a luncheon to discuss fundraising and future plans. Seniors looked forward to the yearly event that includes infamously...

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Library-goers craft handmade cards

By Lauren Schiavone

Hometown Weekly Staff

The Westwood Public Library held a card-making craft session on September 19. The afternoon recognized Thinking of You Week, an international celebration of sending handmade greeting cards and notes.

Reference Librarian Corinne Coveney guided crafters to a table...

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Medfielders enjoy summer reading social

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Medfield Public Library recently bid farewell to summer with a congratulations to all who were involved in this year's summer reading program. Adult Services and Programming Librarian Bri Ozanne, as well as...

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Sherborn Library celebrates end of summer

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

To celebrate the community reading over 100,000 minutes this summer (more than twice the goal), an end-of-summer celebration took place at Jameson Fields in Sherborn last Friday afternoon. The outdoor soirée included the magic of Scott Martell, who put on a show for Sherborn’s voracious...

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Onigiri making broadens horizons at DTL 

By Lauren Schiavone

Hometown Weekly staff

The Dover Town Library (DTL) recently hosted its first cooking event, post-pandemic, as Executive Director Yuko Handa of the Japan Society of Boston enlightened patrons on the art of onigiri making. Event-goers were connected virtually, with some participating at home, having...

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‘Metamorphosis’ exhibit fascinates at Gorse Mill 

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and artist Adina Troen-Krasnow’s “Metamorphosis” is an experience to behold. Troen-Krasnow transformed color and texture, creating a space for reflection and connection in her latest exhibit at Gorse Mill Studios, which has been up since mid-August.

The covert Currier Reservation beckons

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff

Adjacent to the golf course and between Booth Drive and Downey Street resides Currier Reservation. Tucked away, the preserve is known by locals, and the quaint trail is truly a hidden gem — emphasis on the hidden, as I passed by it a couple of...

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Rein or shine, polo game returns

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff

Sunday, September 11, marked the 19th annual Polo in the Country event. Hosted by the Norfolk Hunt Club on North Street in Medfield, spectators came prepared for the rainy weather with umbrellas and some took shelter under tents in preparation for the day. Sure to...

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Greene gives gift from spirit at COA

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff

Needhamites lined up at the Council on Aging to seek healing on Thursday evening, August 11, as psychic medium Dr. Cathy Ripley Greene made an appearance to share gifts from spirit with the audience.

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Hinkley honored by Medfield Housing Authority

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Medfield Housing Authority, located at 30 Pound Street, opened its doors for a special celebration last Tuesday evening, August 9: it dedicated its community room in honor of Paul Hinkley.  Hinkley was once the only facilities employee at Tilden village; he’s spent over three...

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Seniors arrange flowers at COA

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Walpole Council on Aging has a multitude of fun events for seniors to partake in before the summer is over. Recently among them: local seniors joined Pat Connell from The Flower Lab to create their own unique masterpieces.

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4EverFab serenades Walpole on common 

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff


Beatles fans were doing double-takes in Walpole last Tuesday evening as local quartet 4EverFab, comprised of Bob Hinsman on drums and vocals, Phil Donovan on guitar and vocals, Kevin Dooley on bass and vocals, and Fran Hart on keyboards, guitar, and vocals, visited the town...

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Dover enjoys concert on common

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Dover music-lovers celebrated the new month of August by attending Dover’s Concert on the Common Tuesday evening, August 2, as the powerful musicians known as Group Therapy joined the common for an evening of feel-good music.

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COA budding artists paint watercolor florals

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff

The Walpole Council on Aging got creative on Monday afternoon, August 1, with an Introduction to Watercolor class — a perfect fresh beginning to the new month.

This being the first introductory class of the season, instructor Mary Huck let artists explore...

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Medfield experiences Joy of Nature

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff

Medfield residents didn’t have to travel far to interact with faraway desert and rainforest animals as the Medfield Public Library hosted a live animal show on August 2. The afternoon was full of snakes, insects and more. 

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