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Category Archives: Walpole

Holly Berry Fair decks the halls

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Holly Berry Fair has returned to Walpole!

Marking the beginning of the 2022 holiday season, the fair is held annually on the Saturday
before Thanksgiving. With the United Church of Walpole under construction, church members
and event organizers had made adjustments to continue the fair’s legacy of 41 years.

On the day,...

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Madison Morano receives prestigious Excellence Award

Husson University has announced that Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduate and Walpole native Madison Morano, a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, received the prestigious Colonel Tanya Wahlberg Nurse Cadet Excellence Award. Named in honor of a former second brigade professor of military science, the award is presented each year to...

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Walpole breaks new middle school ground

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

After an odyssey to get underway, the soon-to-be Walpole Middle School broke ground last Tuesday, November 15. The meetings, permit acquisition, funding, and decision processes are over as construction has officially begun. Current Bird Middle School Principal Edward Connor says the plan is for the...

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Seniors Drum Alive at COA

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

People love music and rhythm. We listen to music while we work, clean, cook, shop, exercise. We hum to ourselves or tap our fingers while we sit in traffic. We change the radio station in our car when we get a commercial so we can...

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The 22nd annual Camy/David 5K road race 

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

The Camy 5K Run and David 5K Walk were held in Walpole last Saturday, November 12, for the twenty-second consecutive year.

Not even a morning drizzle could stop the registered walkers and runners from the course. The light drizzle during registration had...

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Walpole ‘87 alumnus speaks at library

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Last Thursday evening, November 10, the Friends of the Walpole Library hosted Walpole High School alum Maureen Stanton to talk about her latest book. Stanton, a member of the WHS class of 1978, spoke about her 2019 memoir, “Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent...

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Curtains up on the 99th season

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

It is curtains up for the Walpole Footlighters even as the curtain falls on the first show of their 99th season. "The Humans", a play written by Stephen Karam and directed by Cammerron Baits, had its final performance this past Sunday at the Walpole Footlighters...

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Walpole High nurse has celebrity status

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Those who make the choice to work in such an environment are not doing it for fame, or high salaries — they do it because they love their students and helping people.

A living example of this would be Rachel Jackson, a...

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Walpole kids Trunk-or-Treat for UNICEF

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

With Halloween right around the corner, children are more than eager to celebrate. Knowing trick-or-treating is only a couple days away, kids are putting finishing touches on their costumes and building up seasonal energy as we head towards the 31st.

As the...

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COA hosts Willow Tree Winds concert

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Willow Tree Winds recently visited seniors at the Council on Aging in town on Friday afternoon, October 14. The relaxing woodwind quintet is based in Norfolk County and lent its talents to entertain on a rainy day.

The group played everything from...

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Epiphany Pumpkin Patch returns for October

By Lauren Schiavone

Hometown Weekly Staff

Located conveniently off Main Street in Walpole, Epiphany Parish looks especially festive this fall season. Pumpkins of varying colors and sizes appear everywhere across the property, marking the return of the Epiphany Parish Pumpkin Patch. Every year, the beautiful display draws...

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Walpole Harvest Fest returns 

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Walpole’s Harvest Fest is anticipated every year and marks the beginning of fall for many in town. Taking place this year on October 1, a gloomy Saturday, the festival significantly brightened the day for any families who made their way to Stone Field for the...

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Adams Farm celebrates 25 years

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Adams Farm is known in Walpole for being a beautiful place where visitors can stop and enjoy nature for a while. With gardens, walking trails, and hundreds of acres of spacious woods, the area is a favorite spot for many. 

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Adams Farm hosts community garden potluck

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Adams Farm in Walpole is known for its gorgeous scenery. A classic barn, miles of hiking trails, and a beautiful community garden make the Walpole spot the perfect place for an evening out. Taking advantage of the picture-perfect setting, the Friends of Adams Farm (FOAF)...

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Seniors arrange flowers at COA

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Walpole Council on Aging has a multitude of fun events for seniors to partake in before the summer is over. Recently among them: local seniors joined Pat Connell from The Flower Lab to create their own unique masterpieces.

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4EverFab serenades Walpole on common 

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff


Beatles fans were doing double-takes in Walpole last Tuesday evening as local quartet 4EverFab, comprised of Bob Hinsman on drums and vocals, Phil Donovan on guitar and vocals, Kevin Dooley on bass and vocals, and Fran Hart on keyboards, guitar, and vocals, visited the town...

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COA budding artists paint watercolor florals

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff

The Walpole Council on Aging got creative on Monday afternoon, August 1, with an Introduction to Watercolor class — a perfect fresh beginning to the new month.

This being the first introductory class of the season, instructor Mary Huck let artists explore...

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Walpole Rec playground new and accessible

By Lauren Schiavone 
Hometown Weekly Staff

Walpole Recreation announced via Twitter on Thursday evening, July 28, that construction has ceased for the South Walpole Community Athletic Complex playground. Located off Route 1A, the newly-constructed playground offers a great way to enjoy Walpole’s gorgeous athletic complex.

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Adams Farm hosts pleasant summer concert

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Walpole’s Adams Farm, just over the border from Westwood, opened its barn doors to Matt Tremble and The Dane Street Project on Saturday, July 30. The afternoon of free music, hosted by the Friends of Adams Farm, drew quite the crowd. Guests brought lawn chairs,...

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Cam Schlittler selected in MLB draft

Sports followers in Hometown Weekly’s communities have seen two familiar names in lights this week, as two of its native sons were selected in the 2022 Major League Baseball draft. Cam Schlittler of Walpole was picked in the seventh round by the New York Yankees, while Medfielder Jack Goodman was taken in the...

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