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Art in Bloom returns, Walpole participating

Art in Bloom is a community event that displays artwork generated by Norwood and Walpole High School students coupled with interpretative floral designs created by members of the Norwood Evening Garden Club. This year marks the 16th year of this high school/garden club collaboration.

The Morrill Memorial Library at 33...

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Ice harvesting program on tap

A presentation on ice harvesting on ponds in Walpole is set to be given by Betsey Dexter Dyer at the Tuesday, April 12 meeting of the Walpole Historical Society, held in the Walpole Public Library at 7 p.m.

From about 1880-1940, entrepreneurs in Walpole harvested tons...

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Walpole Cultural Council awards local grants

Senator Paul R. Feeney and Mimi Connell, chair of the Walpole Cultural Council, have announced the award of 22 grants totaling $10,283, for cultural programs in Walpole. A complete list of recipients and grant amounts follows.

The Walpole Cultural Council is part of a network of...

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Sisters United Against Cancer plan Wellness Fair

Sisters United Against Cancer is excited to announce a Wellness Fair on May 21 at the Knights of Columbus in Walpole. The Sisters are a nonprofit organization formed March 2021 by identical twin sisters who battled breast cancer. The two received so much love and support from family, friends, and co-workers that they...

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Adams Farm hosts Pinewood Derby

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

A Cub Scout staple since its inception in 1953, on Sunday afternoon, Walpole’s Cub Scout Pack 44 brought the famed Pinewood Derby to the barn at Adams Farm. Featuring around 35 racers, while many things about the event were new, the...

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Health Department readies vaccine clinics

The Walpole Health Department has announced Tuesday and Thursday COVID vaccination clinics to be held in the Old Town Hall (former police station) on 980 Main Street.

Moderna vaccines (for individuals 18 and older) will be available in first, second and booster doses. Pfizer vaccines (for individuals 12 and older)...

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Friends of St. Patrick luncheon returns

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Cancelled in both 2020 and 2021, the Friends of St. Patrick luncheon and parade finally returned to Walpole this year, which meant that two years after his nomination, Jim Brady could finally accept his Person of the Year award.

Walonis, Bindon shoot Timbs into Sweet 16

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

The Bay State Conference champion and No. 4 seed Walpole High School girls varsity basketball team welcomed in No. 29 Notre Dame Academy (NDA) on Friday night for the MIAA Division II round of 32. 

Behind a...

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Paul Clerici to speak at library

Photo courtesy of Paul Clerici

The Friends of the Walpole Public Library are excited to be able to resume live events at the library, although with masking and distancing protocols, and still with contingency plans, due to the continuing pandemic.

The Friends' first...

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COA announces Rockwell Museum tour

The Walpole Council on Aging has partnered with Fox Tours to present its first trip destination of the season to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, on Tuesday, April 5.  

Tourers will depart from the South Street Center, 60 South Street, Walpole, at 8:15...

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Children return to stage in Walpole

By Elizabeth Connolly
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Audiences of Walpole Childrens Theater’s (WCT) performance of "Wizard’s Crystal" were in for a real treat last weekend: the return of live theater. 

Aspiring actors, devoted volunteers and the community...

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Birch springs Timbs over Warriors late

By Mike Flanagan

Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

Walpole High School girls varsity hockey entered Monday’s senior night contest with Medfield with zero room for error. Sitting at 7-10-0 with three contests left on the schedule, every game is a must-win for the Timbs...

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Timbs fall in Norwood

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Thanks to a three goal third period, on Friday night at the Skating Club of Boston, the Norwood Mustangs beat the Walpole girls hockey team, 3-1. With the loss on what was Norwood’s senior night, the Timberwolves dropped to 7-10 on...

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Hometown Weekly Away from Home

Susanne Cawley brought the Hometown Weekly to Vero Beach, Florida, ‘My second favorite place to be besides Walpole, Mass!’

To celebrate Hometown Weekly’s 25th anniversary, we’re inviting our readers to submit photos of their Hometown Weekly away from home.

What exactly does that mean?

Epiphany Parish Pumpkin Patch returns

This little girl was happy to get a pumpkin at the Epiphany Parish Pumpkin Patch.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If you haven’t driven through Walpole center recently, you might not realize that the Epiphany Parish Pumpkin Patch has returned for the season. But...

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Labor Day Road Race returns

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Walpole Labor Day Road Race is a long-standing tradition in town; on a morning when most people are sleeping in and resting at home, this little slice of Norfolk County is awake and ready to race. Almost half a century old, the road race...

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Quilting comes to Bird Park

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Have you ever seen an art quilt? What about a pineapple quilt? What about a banana quilt?

If you’re an experienced quilter, these phrases probably make sense to you. If you're not, then it may be a good idea to check...

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Czachorowski teaches library-goers juggling

Philip Czachorowski and his wife, Lois, showed one of the more advanced juggling techniques called two-person passing.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

When he’s not spending his time juggling being the President of the Friends of the Walpole Library, working with the Walpole Peace...

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Adams Farm hosts guided wildflower walk

Although the walk focused on flowers, Cassie couldn’t help but point out a few animals and insects, like this Chinese mantis.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Saturday afternoon at Adams Farm, the crowd of people on the wildflower walk had already learned that...

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Bird Park now prepped for pickleball

The group warmed up before playing a game by rallying back and forth with no points being scored, which explains the pickleballs strewn all over the court.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

If you’ve been to Bird Park lately to play a tennis match,...

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