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Medfield Library presents ‘The Girl Mirage’

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter “You look like pink,” began Medfield’s Geena Matuson, “The Girl Mirage.” She read her favorite poem, “Pink,” slowly and from memory, keeping her self-published pastel-colored book in her lap. “Like opals and firecrackers. Like words describing translucence the eye cannot capture alone, but can only know exists in theory.” Her...
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Medfield’s Matuson to read from ‘Dadalectic’

Local artist and writer Geena Matuson, or “The Girl Mirage,” will have a reading and book signing for her first book “Dadalectic: Waking Dream” at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at Medfield Memorial Public Library. A surreal collection of poetic stories and dreamy artworks play with pattern and perception in this hard cover, full-color...
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Friends Bookstore celebrates grand opening

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff While Medfield Memorial Public Library is always highly populated, the evening of Tuesday, May 30 boasted quite the crowd. The Grand Opening Celebration of the Friends Bookstore highlighted the bookstore’s move to the Jane Archer room on the library’s main level, and was host to more than sixty patrons...
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Medfield Library to open new makerspace

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff With the new Friends Bookstore moved to the main level of Medfield Public Library, what will take its place in the library’s lower level? Shelving and walls are coming down, and throughout May and early June the space once home to the bookstore is transforming into something new: a...
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Walpole Footlighters ‘Lost in Yonkers’

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff Quite a drama is taking place at Walpole Footlighters Playhouse, where the company is presenting Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers” now through May 21. The 1991 Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolves around a small family living in 1942 Yonkers, New York - three generations of deceit and misguided family values...
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Friends Bookstore moving on up

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff This May, the Medfield Memorial Public Library will welcome a new addition to the Jane Archer Room. The space commonly referred to as ‘the open area with chairs and a table across from the elevator’ is the new home to the Friends of the Library (FOL) Bookstore, serving the...
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Artist Wollak’s work displayed at Medfield TV

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff Upon entering The Gallery at Medfield TV, one is immediately swept into a palette of soft colors and imagery ranging from ships to flowers to Native American vision quests. The watercolor works of the late artist Catherine Wollak (1931-2015) adorn the space and instantly create a peaceful atmosphere. Coordinated...
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Medfield is side-by-side with Berklee World Strings

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff For the first time in its history, Berklee World Strings performed a side-by-side concert with Medfield Strings Orchestra on Wednesday evening. This was, in fact, the first time Berklee World Strings had performed side-by-side with any middle or high school program, and it was truly sensational. Berklee World Strings...
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Public art talks with Max Grinnell

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff Last Friday night, the Medfield Memorial Public Library hosted Urbanologist Max Grinnell, specialist in urban problems, for his talk on “Art in Public Spaces.” As an urbanologist, geographer, historian, and professor, Max teaches at both University of Chicago and at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, focusing on urban...
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Local photographer featured at Medfield TV

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff Last Friday evening, the solo show reception for local photographer Chuck Ferullo was held at the Galleries at Medfield TV - and was a huge success. The show featured over twenty framed photographic works that spanned the genres - India, New England, macro close-up imagery, and more. Art prints...
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Big bad wolf stands trial

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff The Honorable Mother Goose presided over proceedings of The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf on Wednesday July 20, the year 2016. Wellesley Free Library hosted these proceedings, the third wolf trial held since its creation by Christine Carpenter in 1998. One trial returned a guilty verdict, and one...
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Ribbon cut at Medfield’s Straw Hat Park

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff The ribbon to Medfield’s newest park at 1 North Street was cut last Wednesday evening as part of the Straw Hat Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. From half past six to nearly eight o’clock, live music could be heard and ice cream could be had as the new Straw Hat...
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A day for Mrs. Mann

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff Concentration camp escapee. Cancer survivor. 50-year Police Matron and Police Traffic Supervisor. Wife, Mother and grandmother. This is just a glimpse into the life of Elisabeth Mann. Today, July 21, 2016, officially marks the first year Medfield celebrates Elisabeth T. Berlin Mann Day, declared one year ago today, upon...
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Zullo Arts Festival an elegant evening

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff If you were in Medfield last Saturday night, you may have noticed a giant, white tent radiating jazz and salsa music outside the Zullo Gallery. Each year, the Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts hosts a one-night arts and music fundraising festival right in the heart of Medfield. Sponsored...
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Trip to Cuba

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff Over the last 100 years, the US and Cuba have had a rocky relationship. From the 1898 Spanish-American War ending with Spain ceding its Cuba territory to the US to the political revolts throughout the 1950s to the Cuban Missile Crisis and CIA assassination plots against Fidel Castro in...
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Friends behind the scenes

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff ‘Friends of the Library’ isn’t just a term for people who really like a good book - it’s also the name of a community organization that donates over $20,000 to Medfield Public Library annually, along with scholarship opportunities and grants, museum passes for patrons, events and more. Friends of...
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Youngest Library Trustee in Medfield history

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Just missing the status ‘youngest town-elected official’ by one year, 25-year-old resident Geena Matuson is the youngest Library Trustee in Medfield’s 365-year history. (Just in case you’re curious, the youngest elected official in Medfield was 24). But what is a Library Trustee? A Library Trustee is someone either elected or appointed to volunteer...
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Annual Medfield town meeting highlights

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by Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff The Annual Medfield Town Meeting was held at 7:30 p.m. last Monday night, April 25th, covering a range of topics with minor debate. Led by Town Moderator Scott F. McDermott, town officials stood at the head of the Amos Clark Kingsbury High School gymnasium and opened the meeting with...
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Medfield Public Library expands technology offerings

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff The Medfield Public Library is doing something that, in this day and age, all libraries should be doing: integrating technology. The town library has been hot on technology trends over the last few years, many townspeople may be unaware of what the library has to offer. While they offer the...
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Medfield Photographer Set to Debut Solo Art Show

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By Douglas McCulloch Hometown Weekly Staff Medfield resident Geena Matuson will host a reception for her solo art gallery at the Medfield TV Gallery, 18 North Meadows Road, on April 29 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The solo show will feature a number of Matuson’s photographic prints and giclée prints, most of which are...
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