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Bird Park conducting membership drive

With the warmer weather, visits to Bird Park in Walpole increase significantly. Many walk the 3-plus miles of paths and trails. Some take their children to the play area. Some play basketball on the courts or fly kites on the field. Many enjoy the variety of events and programs offered: magic, music, yoga, live animal...
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Bird Park invites families for nature quest

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter With springtime and Easter coinciding, many families ring in the season of blossoming flowers and warm weather with an Easter egg hunt outdoors. Maura O’Gara, Bird Park’s event and program manager, formulated a different idea: an Easter nature quest. Ideal for children ages two to eight, the quest was open...
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Bird Park hosts ‘Wednesday Wanderings’

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Growing up in Walpole, I’d walked the trails of Bird Park hundreds of times. So, when I heard that I’d be joining other locals and Trustee Maura O’Gara for Wednesday Wanderings, I had a feeling it’d be a walk in the park – both literally and figuratively. I had worried...
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Reindeer Quest inspires whimsical park tour

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter “The woods are lovely, dark and deep…” I thought of Robert Frost’s renowned poem as I walked through the trails of Bird Park, some glistening with ice and snow. While I didn’t have promises to keep, I did have reindeer to find at the park’s first self-guided Reindeer Quest. Although I grew...
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The great Hometown Weekly history tour

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent In the wake of Thanksgiving’s stories of Pilgrims, Native Americans, colonies, and exploration, readers in Hometown Weekly’s communities may have found themselves contemplating their home’s place in history. And why not? Plymouth and Salem are no more than an hour away. Boston, Lexington, and Concord are even closer. Much of America’s important...
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Bird Park sprouts love for nature

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Maura O’Gara, one of the Trustees of the Reservations at Walpole’s Bird Park, said, “Once you start seeing the world through seed glasses, you start to see all of the tiny seeds around us.” At October 4’s “Outdoor Preschool Adventures,” O’Gara taught participants how to find and identify the...
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Walpole’s own Bird Park goes to the dogs

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent Dogs frolicked off leash. Some chased discs, others sought out doggie treats. Gleeful barks were heard by all. These were just some of the sighs and sounds at Bird Park on Saturday during Dog Days, an event celebrating man’s best friend. Vendors present at the event sold dog-friendly goods. One showcased an...
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Walpole’s Novick contributes ‘Kindness Rocks’

Walpole resident Julia Novick, age 8, made a major contribution to Bird Park’s “Kindness Rocks” garden this week. Looking for an opportunity to help the park and others, Julia saw the “Kindness Rocks” at the park and decided that would be a good way to give back and put her artistic talents to good use....
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‘Kindness Rocks’ at Bird Park

On Tuesday, June 27, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., members of the community will take to the Bird Park playground to decorate "Kindness Rocks" to add to the Park's garden. All materials needed will be provided, and participation is free. Kindness Rocks“The Kindness Rocks Project” is dedicated...
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Barrett completes Bird Park Eagle Scout project

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With the help of a friend, Michael Barrett installed his finished Eagle Scout project at Bird Park on May 2. The project benefits the play area at the park, providing two nature “exploration stations” and two benches for the public to enjoy. Michael is studying to be a carpenter....
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Walpole residents among Garden Club officers

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The Norwood Evening Garden Club announced the installation of a new slate of officers for a two-year term. Nancy Costa of Norwood was elected President; Sheela Venkatesh of Norwood was elected Vice President; Tracy Firth of Walpole was elected Secretary; and Susan Cosman of Walpole was elected Treasurer. Costa has selected her Board and...
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The play’s the thing

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. That's what the audience is told, at least. For most of it, though, this balmy evening under a blue sky seems a million miles from "rotten." Pleasant, perhaps. Certainly relaxing. Maybe even a little eye-opening. This is the Gazebo Players of Medfield’s...
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Up, up and away: balloons take flight in Walpole

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff At first glance, it’s a Sunday just like every other Sunday at Walpole’s Bird Park. People are out walking on a beautiful morning. The sky is blue and the grounds are pristine. Suddenly, there is a sound - a roar punctuating the silence in semi-regular intervals. Then you finally...
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Ice Cream Festival returning to Bird Park in Walpole

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The Trustees of Reservations and Friends of Bird Park will host its Annual Ice Cream Festival at Francis William Bird Park on Saturday, June 18 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. This year, Bird Park’s most popular summer event is expanding. The festival will include a longer running time, new and exciting...
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Bird Park in Walpole hosting Easter Egg Hunt

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Families of all ages are invited to the first ever Bird Park Easter Egg Hunt to celebrate the holiday on March 26, hosted by Bird Park and Boy Scout Troop 44. The Easter egg hunt will give everyone a chance to enjoy some chocolate and candy, while those that find the special Golden...
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