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Festival of Trees returns for holidays

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Just on the Dover border, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s (MassHort’s) Garden at Elm
Bank is presenting a prime spot for those seeking local holiday fun or starting a new tradition.
The 14th annual Festival of Trees features numerous decorated holiday trees, some
conventional and others creative, all available for raffle. An extensive...

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Pie’s the limit at Powisset Farm

By Cameron Small
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

On Thursday evening, November 3, Powisset Farm held its most recent adult cooking class, during which attendees made two different pies: a pear slab pie (similar in idea to a sheet cake in its ability to feed many) and a peanut pie that had a...

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Powisset Farm: a brief history

By Elisha Lee
Hometown Weekly Contributor

One of the most visible reminders of Dover’s rich agricultural heritage is Powisset Farm. Situated on Powisset Street, the land is said to have been used by Dedham residents to pasture cattle as early as the 1660s, and has been farmed continuously for more than...

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D-S advances in playoffs, remains unbeaten

By Jeff Kiesling
Community Contributor

The Dover-Sherborn High School Raiders varsity football squad won a hard-fought game against the Watertown High School Raiders before a large home-crowd at Nora Searle Field last Friday night by the score of 28-14 in the first round of the MIAA Division 5 playoffs. D-S relied...

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Caryl House remains a Dover gem

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Located on Dedham Street in Dover, the Benjamin Caryl House is one of Dover’s most iconic historical landmarks — and a treat to visit on a free Saturday.

The home first belonged to the town’s first minister, Benjamin Caryl, and his family,...

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All smiles at DMA Fall Fest

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Dover families in search of something festive and fun last weekend headed to the Legion on Saturday for food, games, music and more at the Dover Mothers Association's (DMA) Fall Family Fun Fest.

DMA Co-Presidents Archana Venkataraman and Mary Hochstin Schneider commented...

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Tots in the Kitchen create sweet treats

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

An early morning wake-up call didn’t deter toddlers from making their way to Powisset Farm for Tots in the Kitchen on Tuesday, September 20. The class, taught by Jamie Picard, featured a special sweet treat: delicious homemade chocolate whoopie pies

Kids said...

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Raiders victorious over Sharon

By Jeff Kiesling
Community Contributor

The Dover-Sherborn varsity football team returned home on Friday night for a non-conference matchup with the Sharon High School Eagles. Both squads came into the game with 2-0 records following impressive wins against non-conference opponents to begin their respective seasons. The Raiders relied on their aggressive...

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Sherborn Library celebrates end of summer

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

To celebrate the community reading over 100,000 minutes this summer (more than twice the goal), an end-of-summer celebration took place at Jameson Fields in Sherborn last Friday afternoon. The outdoor soirée included the magic of Scott Martell, who put on a show for Sherborn’s voracious...

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Onigiri making broadens horizons at DTL 

By Lauren Schiavone

Hometown Weekly staff

The Dover Town Library (DTL) recently hosted its first cooking event, post-pandemic, as Executive Director Yuko Handa of the Japan Society of Boston enlightened patrons on the art of onigiri making. Event-goers were connected virtually, with some participating at home, having...

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Dover enjoys concert on common

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Dover music-lovers celebrated the new month of August by attending Dover’s Concert on the Common Tuesday evening, August 2, as the powerful musicians known as Group Therapy joined the common for an evening of feel-good music.

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Retro Polatin rocks around Dover common

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Dover residents spent time outdoors on Tuesday evening, July 19, for installment of the Summer Concert Series on Dover Common. The Dover Cultural Council and Mass Cultural Council, which sponsor the series, brought...

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Caterpillar Lab inches its way to DTL

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Individuals of all ages were recently welcomed to Dover Town Library for some creepy, crawly fun as friends from the Caterpillar Lab in Marlborough, NH, traveled with a variety of caterpillars for exploration. Set up in the community room, an entire habitat was recreated for...

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Vision-boarding arrives at the DTL

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Chances are you’ve heard of manifesting, or envisioning and creating your ideal reality. Wishes and dreams were being further developed as the Dover Town Library (DTL) hosted a vision board-making event on Thursday afternoon, July 14.

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Sherborn COA hikes to beat the heat

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

This summer has been full of great weather and multiple activities centered around enjoying the outdoors. With COVID restrictions subsiding and programs returning to full capacity, the Sherborn Council on Aging held its weekly walk of the Holliston Rail Trail.  

Sand sculptors battle for Golden Shovel

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff 

Sunday gifted us beautiful weather — the best July has to offer — and the sun motivated families to get to Farm Pond in Sherborn for the 38th annual Sand Sculpture Contest. Shovels and pails in hand, everyone secured plots and started building. Concepts ranged...

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Kids bug out at Sherborn playground

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Though school just let out, children of the Dover-Sherborn area were up early last Friday morning to attend a special summer class outdoors. Bryan Man, better known as Professor Bugman, lent his expertise to friends at the Sherborn playground for an insect safari. 

Big Truck Day brings smiles to Dover

By Emily Rast
Hometown Weekly Intern

Dover Library was the place to be on Thursday afternoon, as another successful Big Truck Day hit the street. 

If the lucky kids at the event weren’t playing in the...

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DSHS class of ’22 graduates

By Emily Rast
Hometown Weekly Intern

A beaming crowd of family and friends looked on last Thursday as Dover-Sherborn’s class of 2022 walked at a wonderful graduation ceremony. 

Students were likely anticipating a late-spring scorcher on...

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Powissett hosts Fall Fun on the Farm

This little girl enjoyed the touch a tractor event during Fall Fun on the Farm.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Normally, Dover’s Powisett Farm hosts two giant festivals: one in the fall and one in the spring. However, when COVID-19 hit and giant gatherings...

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