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Black History Month Knowledge Quest begins

February is Black History Month, and the members of Medfield Together are looking forward to celebrating and sharing Black history with the town. Medfield Together is inviting the community to join them on a Black History Month “Knowledge Quest” throughout Medfield.

Families and individuals are challenged to visit various locations throughout Medfield to find Black history portals. A total of...

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Theatre Society, Medfield TV collaborate

Patrick Brennan’s Simon Blake and Molly Gooman’s Mary Rose.

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

In a pandemic-altered year that’s forced changes to nearly everything, among the more disappointing consequences has been watching young, talented members of Hometown Weekly’s communities denied their “close-ups.” It is...

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Managers: stop removing Kingsbury Pond ladders

As the perfect skating conditions persist, managers of the Grist Mill property ask that visitors please stop removing the ladders placed around the pond. The ladders are left around the pond as a safety precaution. If a skater or hiker should fall through the ice, the ladders serve as one of the quickest...

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Crafters create Valentine’s collages

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Medfield Public Library is famous for its unique and captivating crafting classes. On Thursday, February 4, crafters met over Zoom to take on yet another project. This time, they were collaging.

Prior to the class, local attendees picked up a bag...

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Grist mill fundraiser raises turbine hopes

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Just along Route 27, past St. Edward the Confessor Church, sits the Kingsbury Grist Mill. It’s a tiny building, decorated with red doors and red trim, sitting between a massive pond and what first appears to be a brook.

Unassuming as it...

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Medfield textile drive a success

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Of all the waste categories, textiles tend to be a growing and significant contributor to landfills each year. In 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency estimated that 17 million tons of textiles were generated in the US. Of that tonnage, only 2.5 million tons were recycled,...

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Thomas Upham House administers COVID vaccine

Medway’s Ted Maiorana, a retired Deputy Chief from the Boston Fire Department receives the first shot of the Covid vaccine.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Because COVID-19 has struck nursing homes so hard, it only makes sense that they would be first in line...

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Medfield 2020: a year in review

In what might be Hometown Weekly's most extreme understatement of the still-young 21st century, we at the paper are confident in saying the last 365 days won't soon be forgotten.

With a world-stopping pandemic, contentious US presidential election, and demonstrations for racial equality dominating headlines around the globe, it won't...

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Winter Lights brighten Medfield

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

On any regular night, the historic Medfield State Hospital property is usually completely dark. This weekend, it could not have been any more lively as people in a line of cars a mile from the entrance waited patiently to see the Winter Lights, a ticketed...

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Santa comes to Medfield

On Saturday, December 12, Medfield residents went outside their homes to find the sounds of sirens and laughter. In the passenger seat of Medfield's Engine 2, Santa Claus waved to people as he drove with his parading town vehicle escorts through town.

This celebration comes after the traditional MEMO...

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Hannah Adams Woman’s Club adapts to pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

People have had to readjust their lives since the COVID-19 measures were put in place. A large number have gone from wearing suits to wearing pajamas, from a desk to a laptop, from a classroom to a Zoom session. With so many affected by the...

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Lions tree sale successful, despite pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

On Saturday, December 12, members from the Medfield Lions Club came to the parking lot of St. Edward the Confessor Church to sell the last of their Christmas tree supplies before closing shop for the season. This year’s iteration has been different from those prior,...

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Holiday Stroll brightens Medfield, despite pandemic

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Each year, residents and visitors flock to Medfield center to enjoy the annual Holiday Stroll. Some of those taking part in the stroll typically enjoy a meal at some of the local eateries, while others get to work on their holiday shopping. Families make...

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8th annual Wish Maker event launched

The 8th Annual Wish Maker event for the Medfield Food Cupboard has kicked off. As in previous years, "wishes" are being collected for clients of the Medfield Food Cupboard.

There have been a few changes this year as a result of the pandemic. The normal party usually hosted to...

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Library patrons excited by reopening

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly
Staff

The Medfield Public Library (MPL) closed its doors in March out of precaution for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, frequent patrons have been resigned to attending Zoom meetings and doing contactless pickup to get their MPL fix. However, on September 10, the Medfield Public...

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Lowell Mason House Concert going virtual

Medfield resident and award-winning concert pianist David McGrory will be performing the finale to this year’s Lowell Mason House Holiday Concert. He is one of more than a dozen performers in the 2020 virtual event to air Dec. 5 on Medfield TV.

For the 6th consecutive year,...

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Lions, Blue Moon announce coat drive

The Medfield Lions Club are hosting a Coat Drive with Blue Moon Cafe as the collection area once again. Gently-used or new coats for children, women, and men can be dropped in the collection box inside the front door at the Blue Moon Cafe.

The annual coat drive will generate...

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Doodlers celebrate Thanksgiving with turkeys

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Doodle Club has become a fascinating addition to the Medfield Library’s COVID-19 repertoire. No one ever needs to pick up supplies, except in very special cases - instead, participants create beautiful designs with just a pencil, pen, and paper. On Monday, November 16,...

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Pandemic postpones Rocky Woods pilgrimage

There have been no pint-sized Pilgrims by the shores of Chickering Pond this fall.

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

For decades, third-grade students at Wheelock Elementary have excitedly attended the Rocky Woods field trip. Once a year, students and teachers dress up as...

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MCPE introduces Heroes Under the Mask

As the school year continues, educators have had to find new and creative ways to support their students and find creative ways to keep them engaged. As a result, the Medfield Coalition for Public Education (MCPE), the K-8 Parent Teach Organization, and the High School Parent Teacher Organization have organized Heroes Under the...

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