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Category Archives: Dover-Sherborn

Fishing for fun at Channing Pond

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Dover Parks and Recreation held their annual Youth Fishing Derby at Channing Pond. This Dover pond was packed with children and their families ready to catch some fish and see who could reel in the biggest one. 

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“Bridging the Abstract” at Sherborn Library

By Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Artist Lisa Hayden presented powerful abstract paintings at the opening reception for her exhibit, “Bridging the Abstract,” at the Sherborn Library on April 27. The spring art show will run until May 31st. 

Hayden studied studio art at...

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Seniors meet with the Town Administrator

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Dover Town Library (DTL) welcomed Town Administrator Michael Blanchard to discuss and review articles on the town warrant for the May Town Meeting and hear updates on Town projects. This event was in co-collaboration with the Dover Council on Aging...

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Earth Day crafting at DTL

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

This year will mark the 54th celebration of Earth Day, an event that’s been occurring every April 22nd since 1980. Believed to have been founded by Gaylord Nelson, an American politician, it is estimated that more than 1 billion people participate...

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Storytelling and paper magic at the DTL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

During April break, the Dover Town Library (DTL) hosted Parents’ Choice Award winner Motoko to tell Japanese Folktales and teach Origami to little one’s and their families. As everyone began to gather together in the Community Room, Motoko was seen creating...

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Dr. Strobel discusses Native Americans at SPL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Dr. Christoph Strobel, professor of history at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell, virtually presented his most recent book, “Native Americans of New England,” through the Sherborn Public Library (SPL). This event was sponsored by the Sherborn History Center and Museum and in...

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Midweek mindfulness at the DTL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Dover Town Library (DTL) shared a virtual Midweek Meditation for all to come and enjoy. Each session lasted about a half hour and attendees were welcome to come every week or choose which classes work best for them. 

Jeff Snow presents Celtic folk songs

by Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Multi-instrumentalist Jeff Snow presented his concert “A Softer Side of Celtic” on Saturday, April 6 at the Dover Town Library. His demeanor was humble and friendly as he entered the Community Room and walked to the front where his instruments—a guitar,...

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The history of the Sherborn Women’s Reformatory

by Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

As part of the Town of Sherborn’s 300th anniversary celebration, the Sherborn Historical Society and the Sherborn Library presented a program on Tuesday, March 12, titled “Sent to Sherborn: The Sherborn Women’s Reformatory.” Estelle Friedman, Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United...

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Locals craft lanterns at Sherborn Library

by Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Recently, the Sherborn Library held a fun Lotus Lantern Workshop. The workshop was led via the Internet by Younhee Shin from the New York City office of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project. Local participants could choose to participate in...

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Dover native takes on Boston Marathon

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Dover native Amy Ursitti, 24, is getting ready to run her second Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15th. Inspired by watching her mother run the marathon seven different times when she was a child, she immediately knew that if she were...

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Dover-Sherborn DI teams shine

2024 will mark Dover-Sherborn’s 14th year participating in Destination Imagination (DI). The goal of DI is to transform education one challenge at a time and to inspire and equip youth to imagine and innovate through the creative process today so they will become the creative and collaborative leaders of tomorrow. Students work together...

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Sherborn to launch electricity program in June

The Town of Sherborn is pleased to announce the launch of Sherborn Power Choice, a group electricity buying program from the Town that gives residents and businesses more choice and control over the electricity they buy. Sherborn joins nearly 170 other Massachusetts communities that have this type of electricity program, including Natick, Ashland,...

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Trustees of Reservations acquire Millborn Farm

The Trustees of Reservations announced today it has acquired Millborn Farm, a beautiful 195-acre property with frontage on the Charles River that is situated in the towns of Sherborn and Millis in the heart of the Charles River Valley.

The Trustees recently finalized the purchase of the property and will...

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Pine Hill’s International Night celebrates 25 countries 

Pine Hill Elementary School auditorium was converted into a global tapestry for their 2nd Annual International Night. 25 countries hosted tables representing their beautiful heritage and inviting guests to view their educational displays with great enthusiasm. Paper passports were provided by the event host, the Pine Hill CSA (Community School Association), for stamping as...

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Delicious diabetic cooking at the DTL

by Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The affable David Wheeler led a lighthearted discussion on principles of healthy eating in his talk, “Delicious Diabetic Cooking,” at the Dover Town Library (DTL) on Saturday, March 9. He shared his knowledge of nutrition, took questions, and offered recipes and...

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Sherborn celebrates Celtic traditions

By Riley Fontana 

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Sherborn Library prepared to celebrate St. Patrick's Day a week early with its Celtic Chocolate Program. Led by Kim Larkin of KlassicKreations, a licensed chocolatier enthusiastic about sharing programs with local communities, the event aimed to showcase various Irish delights,...

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Sherborn residents enjoy final winter concert

By Riley Fontana 

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Sherborn Library ushered in March by embracing the spirit of spring with its winter concert, featuring the No Name Trio—a trio of accomplished women skilled in playing flutes and bassoon. Comprised of Carol Epple and Wendy Vignaux on flutes, and...

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Mamma Mia returns to Dover-Sherborn

When it was announced that the Dover-Sherborn High School Spring Musical would be Mamma Mia this year, few were more excited than Dover resident Laura Villalobos. Four years ago, Villalobos’ daughter, Marisol Saenz, was a sophomore at DSHS and played the leading role of Donna in Mamma Mia at the time. They both...

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Students attend Pop-Up Art School

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Tweens and teens gathered at the Sherborn Library for a Pop-Up Art School (PUAS) art class. Lisa Walker, co-creator of the PUAS, walked children step-by-step through a very adorable painting of a Boston Terrier dog in a winter setting.