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Category Archives: Walpole

Walpole celebrates their first Pride

By Riley Fontana

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Be Inclusive, an organization focused on uplifting underrepresented voices, hosted its first-ever Pride event on June 28, 2024. Be Inclusive is based in Walpole and hosts many events throughout the year. Countless people gathered on the Walpole Common to celebrate, craft,...

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What’s with the ducks? 

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The question can be heard all around town: at baseball games, at the town pool, at the library (quietly, of course), and on social media. What’s with the giant ducks that have appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, throughout Walpole?

Walpole celebrates the Night Before the Fourth

By Riley Fontana

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Walpole rang in the Fourth of July with its annual Night Before the Fourth celebration, going all out this year to celebrate its 300th anniversary. The town brought in more fireworks, more parade vehicles, and countless people to enjoy the festivities....

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A foam filled Family Day

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

In true Walpole spirit, a number of town groups and committees recently joined together to host a great event for an even greater good. Walpole’s Department of Public Works (DPW), together with the Recreation Department, the Walpole Town Forest Committee, the...

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WCC congratulates winners of Walpole Writes

Walpole Cultural Council (WCC) would like to congratulate the winners of Walpole Writes 2024! Started in 2021, the Walpole Writes program is a town-wide writing contest open to all residents of Walpole (as well as non-resident students of all Walpole schools). Writers of all ages (elementary-school through adult) submitted entries in the categories of short stories...

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Walpole celebrates Juneteenth

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Walpole was ready to celebrate Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19th at the Walpole Commons. The amazing organization, Be Inclusive, held their fifth annual Juneteenth Celebration for everyone to come and enjoy. 

This family-friendly event included multiple musical performances,...

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Saying goodbye to BMS

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

It was a bittersweet Friday evening June when hundreds gathered to say goodbye to Bird Middle School (BMS) in East Walpole. Since the brand new Walpole Middle School is scheduled to open this Fall, demolition on BMS which began on Monday,...

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Linden Duo jazzes up WPL

By Riley Fontana

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Walpole Public Library (WPL)  hosted a night of jazz featuring the Linden Duo and special guest Marshall Wood. The Linden Duo, consisting of Stephanie Stone on flute and saxophone, and Mark Michaels on guitar and occasional vocals, was joined by...

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Summer begins at Sommerfest

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Thousands of jubilant guests flocked to Boylston Schul-Verein (BSV), the German-American Club located on Route 109 in Walpole, the first weekend of the month. They were there to celebrate the club’s annual Sommerfest, a summer extravaganza that included traditional German fare,...

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Dyer discusses Walpole’s Revolutionary history

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Sponsored by the Friends of the Walpole Public Library (WPL), and in partnership with the Walpole Historical Society (WHS), the WPL welcomed WHS member Betsey Dexter Dyer on Wednesday, June 5th. Attendees packed into the Community Room to hear all about...

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Caps off to WHS Class of 2024

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

On a spectacularly beautiful early June Sunday, the 150th Walpole High School (WHS) commencement ceremony took place on the grounds of the Common Street school. Hundreds converged upon Turco Field to celebrate this year’s graduating class, the same class that began...

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Summer kick off at the BSV Biergarten 

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

It was another jam-packed night at the Boylston Schul-Verein (BSV) on Friday, May 24th as the German/American Club of Walpole kicked off the start of summer with their May Country Biergarten. This gorgeous venue included an outdoor covered seating area underneath...

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Successful Saturday at the Ag Expo

By Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The 2024 Ag Expo appeared to be a big success despite cloudy skies and below average temperatures for mid-May.

The annual event, which is both sponsored by and a fundraiser for the Future Farmer’s of America (FFA), has...

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Walpole’s moving Memorial Day Observance

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

In honor of Memorial Day, the town of Walpole held a Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 27th at the Walpole Town Common. While drizzles of rain fell from time to time, it held off long enough for this amazing event...

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Retro Politan honors early women rockers

By Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The talented Retro Politan Duo rocked the Walpole Public Library with a fun and informative program focusing on the “Pioneering Women of Rock and Roll.” Jill Goldman (lead vocals and u-bass and Ron Politan (guitar and backup vocals) played with infectious...

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Local legends visit WPL

By Riley Fontana

Hometown Weekly Reporter

In Walpole’s 300 years as a town one thing has been consistent; the passion this town has for sports. Besides producing several successful professional and college athletes, Walpole has also produced the beloved sports broadcaster Gene Lavanchy. Lavanchy came to a...

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Tackling waste at WPL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Recently, the Walpole Public Library (WPL) hosted the Town of Walpole Waste Reduction Committee (formerly known as the Recycling Committee) to present ways in which the residents of Walpole can create less trash through composting. This event was sponsored by Walpole...

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Footlights celebrate 100 years of theater

The Walpole Footlighters recently celebrated their 100th anniversary with a gala party at the Olde Colonial Café in Norwood. Fittingly, the gala was held on April 13, which is Walpole Footlighters Day in the town of Walpole in perpetuity.

The Footlighters were formed in 1924 when Walpole High School Principal...

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Walpole debuts new Lax Wall

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

At the start of the month, the Walpole Youth Lacrosse League (WYLL) held their ribbon cutting ceremony for the official opening of their new Lacrosse Wall. All were welcome to attend this ceremony, which was conducted between lacrosse games happening throughout...

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A fun filled Walpole Day

By Julia Beauregard

Hometown Weekly Editor

On Saturday, May 11, the town of Walpole held its annual and beloved Walpole Day. From 11am to 3pm Stone Field was filled with families, a variety of vendors, and fun to be had! 

When the annual event...

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