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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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Walpole musicians play out for Porchfest

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Katie Hurwitz, a Walpole native, cellist, and music major at University of Rochester, decided to give back to the community during the pandemic. “All of my plans got canceled due to the pandemic,” she explained. “I still wanted to do something music-related and give back...

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Kids make magic at library

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Ed the Wizard made an appearance at Walpole Public Library on Monday afternoon, July 11, where he crafted an impromptu book of camping-related magic tricks to go along with this year’s summer reading theme, “Beyond the Beaten Path”. Far from a garden-variety magic show, Ed’s...

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Walpole kids perform ‘Treasure Island’

By Elizabeth Connolly
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

Audiences of Walpole Children’s Theatre’s (WCT) performance of Treasure Island were in for a real treat last weekend: an entertaining production with excellent performers, beautiful sets and, as an added bonus in mid-July, an air-conditioned theater.

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WHS class of ’22 graduates

By Elizabeth Connolly
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

The one hundred and forty-eighth Walpole High School graduation took place on Turco Field last Sunday, and it was quite the event. 

The parking lot was full of cars, many...

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GOFI dogs have tails wagging in Walpole

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff

Golden Opportunities for Independence (GOFI) arrived at the Walpole Public Library to share some sunshine last Thursday morning. GOFI is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to live a more fulfilling life with the love and assistance of a dog and...

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Adams Farm concert keeps it groovy

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

A sunny afternoon outdoors at Walpole’s Adams Farm on Saturday, June 25, provided an excellent atmosphere for a summer concert, which featured the stylings of Groovy Situation and Dave Penza. 

Concertgoers were shielded from the sun by an outdoor roof covering the...

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The play’s the thing

By Emily Rast
Hometown Weekly Intern

Among the stellar schools, top-notch youth sports programs, and friendly neighbors that make Hometown Weekly’s communities ideal for raising children, there are, of course, some things that the children themselves would point to as the highlights of their towns.

Anyone who’s had...

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Good times roll at Summer on Stone

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Summer on Stone program, a weekday camp designed for children ages four to eleven, is currently in full swing in the center of town. The program, run by Walpole Recreation Department, runs for six weeks. 

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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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