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This Old Town: Medfield’s Philanthropist

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By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent

His large domineering portrait watches over those working in the reference room of Medfield’s Memorial Public Library and yet only a handful of people in town know who he is, as there is no identification to go with the portrait. His donations and gifts to the...

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Local residents can ‘Expresso’ themselves at Medfield church

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Medfield will bring back its traditional open mic, spoken word coffeehouse on Saturday, Feb. 27. Local residents are invited to share writings, poetry, stories, songs, and more based on a common theme. The theme for the first Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse will be “Ah,...
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Medfield Legion recognized for service projects

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Medfield’s American Legion Post 110 was recognized by the American Legion Department of Massachusetts for performing “an outstanding Community Service project for the betterment of the community or the people therein.” District Vice-Commander Fred J. White presented the award to Post 110 at its January meeting. Accepting the award were Post 110 Commander...
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Medfield Girl Scouts provide Valentine’s ‘FUN’ for kids

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Seventh graders from Medfield Girl Scout Troop 74900 assembled Valentine’s Day FUN packs for kids in need. Kids from age 4 through second grade will be able to enjoy these FUN packs over February vacation. Projects like these are part of Medfield Girl Scouts ongoing commitment to community service here in Medfield and beyond....
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Medfield student chosen as Project 351 ambassador

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

In a recent notice to parents, Blake Middle School principal Nat Vaughn announced that eighth grader Sophia Gustafson was selected as the school’s Project 351 ambassador for 2016.

Gustafson has a long history of community service throughout Medfield. She has assisted local...

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Medfield High students show off their moves

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By Camille Kerwin Hometown Weekly Intern

This past Saturday, Medfield High ballroom dance students displayed a semester of hard work in the annual Dancing with the Warriors Showcase in the school’s gym. The students banded with a slew of collegiate dancers and performed a variety of styles such as the...

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Medfield High musicians performing at Carnegie Hall

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

A pair of Medfield High students have been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City this weekend as part of the 2016 High School Honors Performance Series.

Senior Emilio Luna and junior Amanda Xu have both been named finalists...

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Medfield resident urges support of Hunter’s Run

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff

When she read the story of 7-year-old Hunter Williams and the efforts of Hunter’s family to create a 5K and one-mile fun run in Medfield to honor his battle through a second, double-lung transplant, resident Kristen Saulnier was moved to help out.

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Candidate emerges for Medfield selectman’s seat

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Two weeks ago, Medfield Town Clerk Carol Mayer discussed with Hometown Weekly the scarcity of candidates running for town office ahead of the March 28 election. With only a few days remaining until the deadline to return nomination papers (Monday, Feb. 8), a candidate has come forward to...
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This Old Town: The Baxter family of Medfield

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By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent Rev. Joseph Baxter was Medfield’s second minister. He was the son of Lieutenant John Baxter of Braintree and was born in 1676. He graduated from Harvard College in 1693, at the age of 17. He first preached in Medfield when he was 18 years old and although well liked, the...
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Medfield Romeo Club visits local distillery

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The Medfield Council on Aging’s “ROMEO” (Retired Old Men Eating Out) Club’s January outing included an outing to AstraLuna Distillery on West St. in Medfield.

About 15 members of the Romeo Club were guests of Andrew McCabe, Partner/Distiller, who explained the process of using corn, potatoes, or molasses and...

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Medfield Schools Announce Use Of PARCC In Spring 2016

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Last week, Medfield superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Marsden sent a notice to families about a significant change in the testing protocol being used this spring. Marsden said that the district would adopt the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test this spring to better prepare for...
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Public Input Sought At Medfield Downtown Summit

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff The Economic Development Committee for the Town of Medfield and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the Medfield Library from 3-8 p.m. The Medfield Downtown Summit is an opportunity for residents to offer ideas, strategies, and actions to “increase...
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21 Finalists Announced For ‘Sing Off’ at Medfield High

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff After auditions in front of a panel of judges, 21 Medfield High and Blake Middle School students were chosen as finalists for the second annual Sing Off to be held at Medfield High on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Sing Off is a take on the popular program, “American...
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Medfield Parks And Recreation Creates App For Phones

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Want to know what programs are available from the Medfield Parks and Recreation Department? Need to register for a program but not sure how? Download the new (and free) Medfield Parks and Recreation app from the App Store and Google Play. The app features continuous updates on programs and registration...
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This Old Town: The Medfield High Building Turns 50

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By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent Its official address is 88R (R stands for rear) South Street. Today it is the home to Medfield High but 50 years ago next month it was built as the new Medfield Junior High. It later dropped the Junior High name and became the Medfield Middle School. The then...
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Jessica Cox Inspires Medfield Families At Blake

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff Jessica Cox, the world’s first armless pilot, spoke to families last week at Blake Middle School. The following day, Cox, who is also a third degree black belt, made a second appearance at Blake to speak with Medfield students continuing the school’s yearlong theme of inclusion and acceptance. Born without...
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Alumni Jam features Medfield High award-winners

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The Alumni Jam on Saturday, Jan. 9, in the Medfield High auditorium is not just a reunion of musical classmates over the years, but also coincides with the birthday of Lowell Mason, father of music education. He was born right here in Medfield on Jan. 8, 1792 and his namesake nonprofit, the Lowell Mason...
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Medfield High Hosting Weekend Of Comedy And Music

BY JOSH PERRY (@Josh_Perry10) On Friday, Jan. 8, the Medfield High Theatre Society will present a one-night-only showing of “Medfield After Dark,” a comedic variety show featuring Medfield High students in a take on the popular show, “Saturday Night Live.” The show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at...
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Town Of Medfield Offers Holiday Recycling Tips For Residents

BY JOSH PERRY (@Josh_Perry10) Wed, Dec 23, 2015 During the holiday season, gifts are given, families and friends gather together for parties, and there is plenty of trash, wrapping paper, and more that piles up. Want to know what you can recycle or what the Transfer Station will accept in the coming weeks? Then follow these tips...
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