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Tile Painting FUNdraiser on tap

The Friends of the Dover Library are conducting a Tile Painting FUNdraiser. Everyone from very young children to teens and adults will have an opportunity to design and paint tiles that will be permanently displayed inside the Library. The tiles will not only add beauty to the library, but present a unique way to celebrate community....
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Gerry Clifford exhibiting at Open Studios

Needham Open Studios is celebrating 21 years as a supportive, inclusive and vibrant, community. Neighbors and art enthusiasts are invited to take a self-guided tour from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the weekend of Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, and visit 35 new and returning award-winning artists while they demonstrate their skills in...
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Community attends ‘It Happened Here’

On Sunday, March 24, over 75 people gathered at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham for a potluck meal and conversation on how the community reckons with, seeks renewal and reconciles the remnants of the town’s past. Special guest speakers included Executive Director of the Needham History Center and Museum Gloria Greis and Rev. Darrell Hamilton...
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Library Friends host Cheers for Books

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff
 [caption id="attachment_32665" align="alignright" width="300"]Librarian Angie Howes and Tom Costello try out one of the many games placed on party tables. These games are all available to be borrowed from the Dover Library. Librarian Angie Howes and Tom Costello try out...
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Walpole seed bank opens for spring

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Last Tuesday night, the Walpole Library held its sixth annual seed swap, an event where community members are invited take whatever non-GMO seeds they want for free, with the only catch being that they’re supposed to donate seeds at the end of the season to restock the library....
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Ken Gloss gives talk in Sherborn

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Thursday, March 21, members of the community made a pilgrimage to the Sherborn Community Center. Many of them carried books, some in their arms, others in bags. Some brought books wrapped in protective coverings, worried that transporting them could damage them in some way. In itself, the profusion...
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Wellesley protects its arboreal assets

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Back in January, a well-meaning Wellesley landlord illegally pruned several town-owned trees. Experts who examined the trees afterwards believed that they had been over-pruned, and were in danger of dying in the later months. Since then, the care of the town’s trees has been a well-discussed topic in the community. The...
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Friends of St. Patrick celebrate

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The Walpole Co-operative Bank did so much for Walpole that for the first time ever, the Friends of St. Patrick named a business as their “Person of the Year.” Giving the award to a business rather than an individual may have been unprecedented, but as Friends of St....
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Wellesley ABC launches capital campaign

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Education is a gift that keeps on giving. Residents are invited to support forty-six years of success with Wellesley A Better Chance (ABC) and its capital campaign to purchase a permanent home for scholars in proximity to Wellesley High School. ABC believes that better educational opportunities lead to better lives and a...
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Powisset kitchen serves up success

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Farms have always been a place of entertainment. Children love to come see the animals, and adults love the fresh produce. But Powisset Farm offers an added bonus: it hosts cooking classes. Four to five times a month, Powisset invites a chef to teach people how to cook....
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Hannah Adams Woman’s Club celebrating 125 years

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The Hannah Adams Woman's Club (HAWC) is inviting the community to the Zullo Gallery in Medfield to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the first and longest-running women's club in America. The celebration will be held on March 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Attendees will enjoy refreshments and a glass of wine...
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Time, talent, and treasure

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By Katie Hennessey Hometown Weekly Intern “Time, talent, and treasure.” Youth in Philanthropy (YIP), a program run through the Foundation for MetroWest, aims to teach adolescents of the many ways they can give back to their community - even if they may not be endowed with the “treasure” that is so often associated with philanthropy....
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Climate resilience workshop begins MVP process

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_31563" align="alignleft" width="300"]Participants broke down into three groups to, discussing, identifying, and organizing Medfield’s environmental strengths and weaknesses before presenting them to the larger group. Participants broke down into three groups to, discussing, identifying, and organizing Medfield’s environmental strengths...
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Bird Park quietly thrives in winter

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter With the deep cold of winter, a stillness and a solitude falls over Bird Park. The great lawn, which stretches green and sings with laughter in the summer, falls brown and crunches underfoot in February. The basketball courts, wet and chained off, hold a pack of colorful Fisher-Price...
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Needham smokes out underage tobacco use

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent On July 1, stores in Needham will no longer be able to sell mint, menthol, and wintergreen flavored tobacco products and vape products. The restriction is the result of an effort to reduce the underage use of tobacco products. Needham previously banned other flavors of smoking products. However, prior legislation...
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NHS Life Skills Conference a success

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[caption id="attachment_31325" align="alignright" width="300"]NHS School Resource Officer Adrienne Anderson teaches students how to cook. NHS School Resource Officer Adrienne Anderson teaches students how to cook.[/caption] Last week, the Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham (SPAN) partnered with Needham High School students, the Director of Needham Health &...
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MFi announces Medfield community grants

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) Legacy Fund Board of Directors has announced the donation of grants, totaling $20,000, to three nonprofits serving the Medfield community. The Legacy Fund is an initiative of the Medfield Foundation that invests in local non-profits that build a strong and vibrant community.  The first grants awarded by the Legacy Fund, founded in...
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Team Rivals program creates future leaders

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Medfield, Westwood, and Dover-Sherborn High Schools are in the same bracket, participating in the “Team Rivals” program, an outreach program consisting of a series of four friendly competitions between schools. The program is designed for students to learn about community and awareness building. All schools in Norfolk County are invited to...
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Dover Scouts hold pinewood derby

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday morning, the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts teamed up to put on the annual pinewood derby at Dover Church’s Kraft Hall. From 9 a.m. till about noon, scouts from grades one through five cheered and jeered as their colorful wooden carts raced down a metal track at...
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Pamela Gardner named Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Medfield Memorial Public Library recently announced the appointment of Pamela Gardner as Library Director. Gardner served as interim director since June and was appointed the new director at the Trustees Meeting on Thursday, December 13. Gardner received her Bachelors degree from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD, and her Masters...
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