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Hope Chudy has opened Hope’s Antiques shop in Newtonville.

Hope Chudy has opened Hope’s Antiques shop in Newtonville.

Antiques dealer Hope Chudy has brought a taste of the old and new to Newton . The proprietor of Downstairs at Felton Antiques in Waltham recently opened Hope’s Antiques on Washington Street in the city’s Newtonville section. Chudy has lived in the area for more than 40 years, and she’s excited to set up shop in her neighborhood. Hope’s Antiques is open Mondays, and Wednesdays through Saturdays. For more details, visit www.hopesantiques.com.

Book lovers, unite! Lexington residents who have difficulty reading regular-size print can join a book club that meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Cary Memorial Library. Supported by a grant from the Dana Home Foundation, the book club is a partnership between the library, at 1874 Massachusetts Ave., and the Perkins Talking Book Library, at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown. For details, call 617-972-7376 or e-mail at debby.king@perkins.org.

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Janine Gerade always dreamed of starting her own studio to sell her handmade jewelry and teach classes. Her wish has come true with the opening of Janine’s Jewelry Design in the Water Street Mill, 24 Water St. in Holliston. Gerade shares Unit 4-18 on the top floor with a friend and fellow artist, Nicole Gareau. Their studio is open by appointment. For more information, go to www.janinedesign.com.

Tickets are on sale for the Needham Women’s Club’s 17th annual Holiday House Tour, featuring homes decked out in their best seasonal decor. The self-guided tour is next Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m., beginning at the Needham Historical Society, 1145 Central Ave. Advance tickets are $30, and available at the local Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms stores, or $35 at the tour, with all proceeds supporting the club’s community programs. The snow date is Dec. 9 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Victoria Bedford

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