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Trustees hold guided beaver-spotting hike

The group spots the beaver while the guide attempts a photograph.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

After the adults had drank their beer and the kids had eaten their chips and run around the field, Trustees tour guide Susan Eastland delivered the crushing words...

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Rocky Woods, Fork Factory Brook reopen

Rocky Woods and Fork Factory Brook will reopen today, Thursday June 4th.

Like the other Trustees properties, visitors are expected to take proper social distancing and safety measures. Visitors are expected to wear masks when unable to social distance and are asked not to gather in groups of more...

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Social distance files: Medfield’s Noon Hill

By Stephen Press
Hometown Weekly Editor

We went from house to wood
For change of solitude.

Hands sanitized, car parked, checklist in hand, and not another human in sight (though plenty of vehicles in the lot), it’s time to get to work.

Today’s goal: scramble to...

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Troop 10 honors ten Eagle Scouts

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The 2018-2019 Scouting year was truly an impressive one for Medfield’s Scouts BSA Troop 10. Over the course of those 12 months, ten young men earned the honor of Eagle Scout - the highest rank that can be achieved in scouting. Reaching this level requires years of dedication, service and leadership. Very few...
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Wheelock third graders make annual pilgrimage

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Archery, fishing, and campfire cooking aren’t traditionally a part of public school curriculum, but every year, Wheelock Elementary third graders take to Rocky Woods in Pilgrim garb to experience life in the 1600s. The longstanding tradition is one that most Wheelock students fondly recall throughout their entire Medfield Public School...
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Summer brings changes to Rocky Woods

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff When one visits Medfield's Rocky Woods, a 491-acre reservation administered by the The Trustees of Reservations, over the course of several seasons, it becomes clear that the only constant is change. That suits Kira LaFosse-Baker, engagement site manager for the reservation, particularly well. "It's greener. That's for sure," she says of...
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Rocky Woods offers wreath making and more

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Rocky Woods was recently named an “excite property” by the Trustees of Reservations, and it’s easy to see why. This past Saturday, Rocky Woods offered a wreath-making activity entitled Wreaths from the Trees. This was the first year the activity had been offered, but the property is certainly building...
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A Pilgrimage to Rocky Woods

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff On a Wednesday morning, Medfield's Rocky Woods Reservation is like many other nature preserves in the state. The parking lot is dotted with the vehicles of dog-walkers and casual hikers. A canopy of pines covers one's path into the forest. It is quiet, save the occasional songbird. Suddenly, you catch...
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Pilgrims pride at Medfield’s Wheelock School

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The third graders of Ms. Lynn's classroom gathered on the mat, their eyes fixed on their visitor. She asked: "Do you know the name of the king at present? Does anyone want to guess?" A child's hand shot up. "King George III?" "Hmmm, we've not had a George yet," she responded, "but...
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A walk in the park

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Kira LaFosse-Baker, Engagement Site Manager at Rocky Woods, stops at a fork in the wooded trail. Around her, children look left and right as she procures a trail map. LaFosse-Baker points to the map, then to a yellow spray-painted dot on the side of a tree. The kids' eyes...
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