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WPL exhibits art by Bill St. George 

By Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Wednesday, February 7, The Walpole Public Library (WPL) held an opening reception for “Impressions” A Retrospective-William “Bill” St. George, 1939-2015. The reception was attended by family, friends, and fans of the Walpole artist, who admired St. George’s large-scale, impressionist, bright,...

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Card discusses the legendary Tigerbelles

By Audrey Anderson 

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Aime Alley Card, a nonfiction editor for Pangyrus literary magazine and a board member for the Women’s National Book Association, Boston Chapter, recently spoke at the Walpole Public Library about her newly released book “The Tigerbelles: Olympic Legends from Tennessee State.” 

Seniors venture to Barbieland

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Recently, it was Movie Matinee Friday at the Walpole Council on Aging (COA). Seniors gathered at the South Street Center (SSC) to view the most recent release of the Barbie movie.

To add to the fun, Walpole COA...

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Beloved COA Outreach Worker retires

By Julia Beauregard

Hometown Weekly Editor

After dedicating over eight years to the Walpole Council On Aging (COA), cherished Outreach Worker, Laurel St. Pierre, retired from her role in December. Laurel departs with a commendable list of achievements. Throughout her tenure, the COA extended outreach services 35,750...

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South Street Center celebrates fifth birthday

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Walpole Council on Aging (COA) celebrated the South Street Center’s (SSC) fifth birthday on Friday, January 19th. Seniors gathered together to enjoy some light refreshments of coffee and cake, as well as listen to an incredible performance by the Retro Polatin...

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Walpole remembers MLK

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Despite temperatures that hovered around freezing, a large group gathered on the town common on Monday, January 15th. They were there to honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on what would have been his 95th birthday....

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Denman discusses John Quincy Adams

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

History enthusiasts converged on Walpole Public Library (WPL) last Thursday, January 11th, for a presentation by local author and historian Jeffrey A. Denman. Denman was there to discuss the sixth president of the United States, also the subject of his novel...

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Arthur Landfors receives Boston Post Cane Award

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Returning for its second consecutive year, the Walpole Council on Aging (COA) presented the Boston Post Cane to a new recipient on Thursday, January 4th. Seniors gathered for light refreshments of coffee and cookies while learning about the history of the...

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Cookies and Cocoa brings community together

By Riley Fontana

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Walpole Council on Aging (COA) conducted its third annual Cookies and Cocoa event at the end of last year. This gathering brought together members of the Council on Aging and their families for an afternoon featuring hot chocolate, cookies, and...

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Walpole Trails hosts First Day Hike

By Julia Beauregard

Hometown Weekly Editor

On Monday, January 1, Walpole Trails hosted their fifth annual First Day Hike. According to their Facebook page, the group “added a 5th hike in our 5th year and as we celebrate the 300th anniversary of Walpole's founding.” This First Day...

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December Daily delights COA community

By Riley Fontana

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Walpole Council on Aging (COA) is a critical part of the Walpole community and their programs during December have been no different. The COA has been hosting a “December Daily” crafting time where everyone involved receives an album to decorate...

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RBG visits the WPL

by Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Earlier this month, the Walpole Public Library (WPL) invited the public to attend "I Dissent" by Sheryl Faye Presents Historical Women. Talented actor Faye presents educational one-woman shows to adults and children at schools, libraries, senior centers, and other venues. She regularly...

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Weihnachtskonzert at the BSV

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Sunday, December 17th the Walpole German American Club, Boylston Schul-Verein (BSV), hosted Weihnachtskonzert: A Christmas Concert of German Carols with English Introductions. Registration opened up weeks before the event and they had a completely sold out show. 

Senior Moments Chorus performs at WPL

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Anyone wishing to get into the holiday spirit needn’t have looked any further than the Walpole Public Library (WPL) on Saturday, December 15th. This is when the Senior Moments Chorus group held their holiday concert, which was free and open to...

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Walpole kicks off 300th year with light show

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Saturday night, December 16th, thousands of residents gathered on Stone Field in the dark. They were there for the laser show, courtesy of the 300th Committee, which offered the 15 minute light spectacle free of charge to the public. There...

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WPL’s festive movie magic

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Friday, December 8th, Walpole students experienced an early dismissal, prompting the Walpole Public Library (WPL) to graciously organize an Early Release Day Movie showing. Families and friends gathered at the library to enjoy the popular Christmas movie, The Polar Express.

Line dancing party at the COA

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

On Friday, December 8th, the Walpole Council on Aging (COA) organized a Line Dance Party, encouraging participants to engage in physical activity. Lestyn Gilmore served as the instructor for the afternoon, motivating everyone to get on their feet.

Celebrating 100 years with “A Christmas Carol”

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Next year is an exciting year for the town of Walpole, as it celebrates 300 years since first being incorporated in 1724 (prior to that, it was part of South Dedham). Coinciding with this momentous occasion is another joyous one: Walpole...

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JWCW hosts third annual Festival of Trees

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Junior Women’s Club of Walpole (JWCW) held their third annual Festival of Trees at the Walpole Senior Center on December 2nd and 3rd. This year’s event consisted of 38 creatively decorated trees that came in all sizes, shapes, and colors....

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Christmas Festival at Weihnachtsmarkt

By Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

The Boylston Schul-Verein (BSV) German-American social club held a festive and fun Weihnachtsmarkt 2023 (Christmas Market 2023) in Walpole on Saturday, December 2. People of all ages enjoyed shopping at merry market booths, eating delicious food and beverages, and listening to cheery Christmas music as...

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