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Medfield experiences Joy of Nature

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly staff

Medfield residents didn’t have to travel far to interact with faraway desert and rainforest animals as the Medfield Public Library hosted a live animal show on August 2. The afternoon was full of snakes, insects and more. 

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Westwood Rec campers take on ‘Oz’

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

There’s no place like home! 

Westwood Recreation provided a home away from home for young thespians with their Musical Theater Camp production of “The Wizard of Oz” on July 21. A forty-two page script modified the original story to an abridged version...

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Stacey Peasley Band rocks Westwood

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Westwood Young Women’s Club (WYWC) recently presented a lively family gathering on the lawn of the senior center as the Stacey Peasley Band took the stage on Monday evening, July 11. 

Jam Time...
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Laid-back concert Live at Hale 

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Hale Education Inc. in Westwood is known for being a hub of summer camp, youth based-education programs and culture. To that end, a semi-outdoor concert recently took place on Thursday evening, July 14, featuring three different acts: Erin Ash Sullivan, Steve Robb, and Three At...

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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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Summer strummers make music in Needham

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Julie Stepanek recently trekked a bunch of summery, colorful ukuleles to the Needham Free Public Library on Monday afternoon, July 11, for a class on uke basics for kids.

Instructing the aspiring young musicians started with the basics. She began with how...

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Borrelli Memorial Bridge dedicated in Needham

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Needham residents and city officials arrived at Hersey Station on Monday afternoon, July 11, for dedication of the Private First Class David “Damon” Borrelli Memorial Bridge. 

VFW and law enforcement carry flags for the...
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‘Expression + Connection’ enchants at Bellforge

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Members of the community sought healing at Medfield’s Bellforge Arts Center on Friday evening, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, for “Expression + Connection”.

The event featured multimodal artworks and installations that invited the public into the space for exploration and conversation.

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.  

Flag football delights Westwood kids

By Lauren Schiavone 
Hometown Weekly Staff

The smell of dirt and grass on the field constituted tell-tale signs of summer for Westwood kids as children ages seven through fourteen gathered at Sheehan Field last week for flag football. The short week due to the holiday meant that the program was at...

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‘Sunflowers for Ukraine’ shine in library

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff


Westwood’s Council on Aging art instructor, Brenda Goldman, recently led a group of artists in using their talent to bring attention to Ukraine. Seniors from the Westwood and Holliston COAs of varying talent levels, from beginner to advanced, lent their skills to the exhibit, which...

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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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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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Needham Library goes wild for Animal Experience

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Needham Public Library turned into a woodland habitat for a day as visitors welcomed Matt Gabriel and a few animal special guests. 

Gabriel carefully holds Sugar, a poisonous cane toad, out to the...
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Pools at Rosemary open, make a splash

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Last Friday at 1 p.m. marked the official grand opening for pools at Rosemary Recreation Complex. Community members geared up for the heat with sunglasses and snacks in tote, ready for the summer and everything the facility has to offer. 

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Kidding around at library summer kickoff

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Last Tuesday ended the school year in Medfield, and staff at Medfield Public Library wasted no time organizing events and programs for the warmer months. 

The first of these events was a festive Summer Reading Kickoff, which featured an outdoor Rhyme Time,...

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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.