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South Walpole Community Preschool accepting scholarship applications

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The South Walpole Community Preschool is offering a scholarship to any graduating high school senior that attended South Walpole Community Preschool for at least one year and is pursuing a career in education or child related services. This scholarship was established in memory of Kay Williams a long time teacher, and valued colleague since...
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Governor Baker speaks at Walpole opioid forum

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Governor Charlie Baker was in attendance at a standing room-only community forum held last Wednesday at the Walpole Public Library by the Walpole Republican Town Committee to highlight the growing problem of opioid abuse in Massachusetts. Baker, joined by his wife, spoke at length about his own experience seeing the...
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Long-time school custodian dedicates life to Walpole

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By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Play ball. It’s more than a sport. It’s a way of life. At least it is for Rich McCarthy – Walpole’s community advocate. If he sees a hole, he’ll fill it. “I’m not one to sit on the sidelines and just watch,” said the 70-year-old McCarthy, who retired three years ago...
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Walpole Friends of St. Patrick celebration taking place on March 11

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The 30th annual Friends of St. Patrick celebration will take place this year on Friday, March 11. The annual celebration of Irish culture will kick off with a parade through Walpole center starting at 11:15 a.m. The parade will feature live music and a wide variety of acts that celebrate Irish culture. After...
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Walpole Lions Club to hold beer and wine tasting

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The Walpole Lions Club will be holding its 15th Annual Beer and Wine Tasting on Friday, March 4 at Raffael’s in Walpole. Come join members of the Walpole Lions Club as they sample some of the most distinct wines from around the world and beer from one of the most popular local...
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Local musician to perform at the Walpole Public Library

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“A Lively Lyrical Leap Night” will be delivered by local pianist-vocalist Krisanthi Pappas at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 29 in the Community Room of the Walpole Public Library. Krisanthi Pappas will present a lively musical program of jazz standards, Broadway show tunes, and her own award-winning original songs. With six CDs...
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National Charity League seeking new members

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National Charity League, Inc., the oldest and largest mother-daughter volunteer organization in the nation, gives mothers and daughters unique opportunities to strengthen their bond while growing together, sharing of themselves and improving their communities. It is the only national organization committed to fostering the mother-daughter relationship through philanthropic, leadership and cultural activities together and...
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Star Wars comes to the Walpole Library

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The Walpole Public Library was turned into an out-of-this-world destination as the library hosted a “Star Wars Symposium” event last Saturday. The event featured a number of Star Wars-themed activities. The library had a display showcasing its extensive collection of Star Wars-related novels and films that are available to check out from the...
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Walpole church packages food for the hungry

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In conjunction with its youth group’s 30-Hour “Fast For Food,” United Church in Walpole hosted a meal packaging event on Saturday, February 6 for the benefit of Stop Hunger Now, an organization that has perfected a dried-meal package that can be shipped anywhere in the world to alleviate hunger. In support of the six...
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Walpole Children’s Theatre opening winter production

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Tickets are on sale now for the Walpole Children’s Theatre’s winter production of a stage adaptation of Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper.” Showtimes are February 26 at 7 p.m., February 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., March 4 at 7 p.m. and March 5 at 2...
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Old Post Road School in Walpole hosting fundraising event

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The Old Post Road PAC will host its Night Out With Jim Plunkett event on March 4 at Finnegan’s Wake from 7 p.m. to midnight. The event will feature a number of activities, including raffles, music and dancing, all while raising money for the Old Post Road PAC. Musician Jim Plunkett will headline...
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Students at Blessed Sacrament School in Walpole receive awards

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Several Blessed Sacrament students and faculty were presented with awards as a part of the school’s celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Each year during Catholic Schools Week, the St. Francis Award is presented at Blessed Sacrament School in Walpole to one student in each grade, Grade 4-8, along with a staff member. Award...
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Norfolk County 4-H offering embryology projects to Walpole teachers

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The Norfolk County 4-H Office is pleased to announce that they will be continuing to work with local educators who teach youth in grades kindergarten and up by providing resources for embryology science projects. Curriculum, supplementary materials and posters explore embryology from incubation to hatching and incorporate activities that focus on reinforcing the scientific...
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Walpole school hosts Make-a-Wish Spelling Bee

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff The Old Post Road School held its third annual Make-A-Wish Spelling Bee on January 4. More than 100 students in grades 3-5 took part in the bee, grouping up into teams of four to compete with other students in a battle of spelling. During the initial round, teams were challenged...
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Walpole Footlighters open ‘Incorruptible’

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By Caroline Ahearn Hometown Weekly Intern The Walpole Footlighters braved the snow this past weekend to open their winter production of “Incorruptible: A Dark Comedy about the Dark Ages,” by Michael Hollinger. The play, directed by Roger Campbell, tells the story of a monastery in Priseaux, France awaiting the arrival of the Pope in circa 1250...
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Opioid forum to be held in Walpole on February 17

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff A forum on opioid addiction in Walpole will be held on February 17 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Walpole Public Library. Several guest speakers will cover multiple areas of the issue of opioid addiction and how the problem, which has spread throughout New England, affects Walpole. Walpole...
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Trump wins in Walpole straw poll

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Donald Trump took the most votes in a presidential straw poll the Walpole Republican Town Committee held at the Walpole Public Library on January 27. In total, 30 people turned out to the annual straw poll to cast their votes for president. Ted Cruz placed second with 6 votes, Marco...
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Walpole Seed Library to begin its second year

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The Walpole Seed Library is entering its second year and is about to be stocked with new seeds for exchange. This will be the second year of the Walpole Seed Library, a collaboration of the Friends of Adams Farm and the Walpole Public Library. Seeds are stored at the Walpole Library and are free...
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Walpole Public Library to hold Zentangle class

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There will be an introductory “Zentangle” class held in the Children’s Program Room at the Walpole Public Library on February 17 at 7 p.m. “Zentangle” is a meditative art technique, based on structured patterns, which is easy, fun, and relaxing. North Attleboro artist and Certified Zentangle Teacher Cindy O’Brien, will hold the introductory...
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Walpole author to speak at the library

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Walpole native Paul Clerici will host a talk about his latest book, “Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, February 18, in the Community Room of the Walpole Public library. “Falmouth Road Race: Running Cape Cod" is the newest book by Walpole native Paul Clerici, who will talk about...
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