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Hebrew SeniorLife recognizes Alexander Lo

Harvard Medical School affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife (HSL), a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of older adults, today recognized Westwood resident Alexander Lo during National Volunteer Week for their contributions to HSL during the current COVID-19 emergency. National Volunteer Week runs April 19 -25, 2020.

“The operations of all...

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St. Dunstan’s announces ‘Zooming deeper’ series

St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church is inviting members of the public to participate in a weekly series of five online "Zooming deeper" discussions on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00, focusing on the rich literary tradition of Christian poetry.

Almost all of the greatest poets in English literature have contributed at least occasional...

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Newton-Wellesley establishes NWH COVID-19 Fund

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Newton-Wellesley Hospital has established the NWH COVID-19 Fund, which will support the hospital’s ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of the community during this challenging time. All gifts to this fund will be directed toward care for those affected by COVID-19; measures to contain its...

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CRS kids write senior pen pals

During this time of social distancing and isolation, it is more important than ever to find ways to connect with family and friends. Technology – everything from email and texting to Zoom and FaceTime – helps Charles River School students “attend” virtual classes and socialize with friends. To stay connected to their senior...

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STC schedules May 6 webinar

Save the Children (STC), Boston Leadership Council has announced a live webinar on Wednesday, May 6, from 7:00-7:45 p.m., to raise critically needed funds for the U.S. and global response to COVID-19.

The Boston Leadership Council will welcome three experts from Save the Children to lead the discussion: Carolyn Miles,...

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Troop1 Dover announces Eagle Scouts

Boy Scouts of America Troop1 in Dover are having a special celebration - all their high school seniors from the class of 2020 are Eagle Scouts. The newly-minted Eagle Scouts are listed as follows:

Jack Ringel. As part of his Eagle project, Jack led a series of three classes for...

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Goenka sisters announce pandemic initiatives

Wellesley sisters Sanah Goenka (grade 6 at WMS) and Sanya Goenka (sophomore at BB&N) would like the community's help in supporting two initiatives they have undertaken during the COVID-19 crisis.

Firstly, a team of students aims to provide free virtual tutoring services to any student that needs help with their...

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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 distance files: the grand tour

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

Wednesday, March 25. 

The mission is simple: drive through all of Hometown Weekly’s communities, maintain appropriate distance from passers-by, and record what’s changed since the coronavirus pandemic began. I’ve plotted a sensible route: I’ll head from Walpole center up Route 27, through...

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Social distance files: the grand tour

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

Wednesday, March 25. 

The mission is simple: drive through all of Hometown Weekly’s communities, maintain appropriate distance from passers-by, and record what’s changed since the coronavirus pandemic began. I’ve plotted a sensible route: I’ll head from Walpole center up Route 27, through...

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Social distance files: the grand tour

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

Wednesday, March 25. 

The mission is simple: drive through all of Hometown Weekly’s communities, maintain appropriate distance from passers-by, and record what’s changed since the coronavirus pandemic began. I’ve plotted a sensible route: I’ll head from Walpole center up Route 27, through...

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