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Owls and football don’t mix

A beautiful great horned owl recently became entangled in a soccer net at Freeman-Kennedy Elementary School on Boardman Street in Norfolk. After being released, the owl was taken to Tufts Wildlife Clinic in North Grafton, where they treated the bird’s injuries and then released it back into the wild, says Animal Control Officer Hilary Cohen.

Foxboro farm stand needs volunteers

The Foxboro Community Farmstand is looking for volunteers to help out on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays this summer. The stand, located at the corner of Commercial Street (Route 140) and Walnut Street, will open for the season on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Three-hour shifts are available through Sunday, Sept. 1. Organizers say volunteers 16 and under must have a parent or adult accompanying them on the shift. To register, visit for more information. They also need volunteers to help out in the garden. If you’d like to help out, email [email protected].

HESSCO appreciates volunteers

Walpole-based service agency HESSCO honored its many volunteers at a recent annual dinner at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood. Special recognition was given to volunteers who completed five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and even 35 years of service. Last year, HESSCO volunteers logged 26,786 volunteer hours. SHINE health insurance volunteers counseled 4,698 people and Meals on Wheels volunteers delivered 700 meals a day. A video was played during the dinner to honor the volunteers.

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