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Category Archives: Dover-Sherborn

Festival of Trees returns for holidays

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Just on the Dover border, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s (MassHort’s) Garden at Elm
Bank is presenting a prime spot for those seeking local holiday fun or starting a new tradition.
The 14th annual Festival of Trees features numerous decorated holiday trees, some
conventional and others creative, all available for raffle. An extensive...

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Amelia Peabody honored at memorial foxhunt 

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Amelia Peabody Memorial Hunt took place on Saturday, November 19 at Powisset Farm. Held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, the foxhunt honors philanthropist, conservationist, sculptress, entrepreneur and equestrian Amelia Peabody. One of the first female members of the hunt club, Peabody is remembered fondly...

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Sherborn celebrates Veterans Day

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

After a COVID-mandated two-year hiatus from in-person celebration, the Sherborn community celebrated Veterans Day last Friday. 

The programming was well attended, as there was standing room only in the hallway of the second floor of Sherborn Town Hall.

After...

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Pie’s the limit at Powisset Farm

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

On Thursday evening, November 3, Powisset Farm held its most recent adult cooking class, during which attendees made two different pies: a pear slab pie (similar in idea to a sheet cake in its ability to feed many) and a peanut pie that had a...

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Powisset Farm: a brief history

By Elisha Lee
Hometown Weekly Contributor

One of the most visible reminders of Dover’s rich agricultural heritage is Powisset Farm. Situated on Powisset Street, the land is said to have been used by Dedham residents to pasture cattle as early as the 1660s, and has been farmed continuously for more than...

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Sherborn’s Braun presented Post Cane Award

By Julia Beauregard
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Sherborn Council on Aging and friends recently gathered together at Pilgrim Church on Wednesday, October 26, to commemorate longtime Sherborn resident Phyllis Braun as she was presented the Boston Post Cane Award.

The Post Cane Award was established in 1909 by...

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Sherborn Library hosts Trunk or Treat

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

With Halloween right around the corner, children are looking for opportunities to celebrate early -- and the Friends of the Sherborn Library and Sherborn Library Children's Programming Committee were recently glad to oblige. 

Costumes prepared and treat buckets at the ready, kids...

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Caryl House remains a Dover gem

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Located on Dedham Street in Dover, the Benjamin Caryl House is one of Dover’s most iconic historical landmarks — and a treat to visit on a free Saturday.

The home first belonged to the town’s first minister, Benjamin Caryl, and his family,...

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Kids jump for joy at music hour

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Rainy days were made sunnier when Deb Hudgins visited the Sherborn Community Center last Thursday, entertaining children with songs and energetic dance.

Deb Hudgins of Deb’s Sing and Swing has been working with preschoolers since she was a teen at the YMCA....

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Sweet Saturday at Dads and Doughnuts

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff 

On Saturday morning, October 8, Sherborn dads took their kids to Sanger Street for a special outing. The families were arriving to Dads and Doughnuts in the courtyard at the Unitarian Church and ECDC playground, hosted by the Sherborn library, and billed as an opportunity...

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All smiles at DMA Fall Fest

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Dover families in search of something festive and fun last weekend headed to the Legion on Saturday for food, games, music and more at the Dover Mothers Association's (DMA) Fall Family Fun Fest.

DMA Co-Presidents Archana Venkataraman and Mary Hochstin Schneider commented...

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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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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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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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DTL crafters create magical fairy gardens

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Dover Town Library (DTL) is a hub for year-round creativity.

As they do at all libraries, patrons at the DTL feed their minds with the hottest page-turners -- but in Dover, there are plenty of other events that keep the space...

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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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DS U12 baseball wins Tondorf championship

Top Row: Coach Gavin Mish, Coach Dave Crabbe, Charlie Crabbe, Declan Burke, Ryan Frigiani, JT Taylor, Peyton Shusda, Coach Mike Shusda, Coach Keith Taylor. Bottom Row: Andrew DeSimone, Christian Selmi, Quinn Burke, Liam Loffler, Noah Mish, Don Alphas, Lucas Pion.

The Dover Sherborn U12 baseball team bookended its amazing four-year...

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Powisset Sunset Series delights visitors

By Emily Rast
Hometown Weekly Intern

Dover’s Powisset Farm has called their Thursday Sunset Series “summer at its finest,” and they may just be right. 

Anyone who has spent a summer in Massachusetts knows that it’s often the simple things that make the season special, and Powisset Farm...

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Retro Polatin rocks around Dover common

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Dover residents spent time outdoors on Tuesday evening, July 19, for installment of the Summer Concert Series on Dover Common. The Dover Cultural Council and Mass Cultural Council, which sponsor the series, brought...

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