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This Old Town: Happy New Year, Medfield!

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As Medfield enters the new year, 2020, a look back at Medfield 100 years ago in 1920. Selectmen were Frank McCarthy, Frank Day and George Sauer. Elected to the school committee were Timothy Kennedy, Susan M. Clark and Allan A. Kingsbury. The moderator was George L.L. Allen. Police officers included Cornelius McKeown, B....
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This Old Town: The Hero of Medfield

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This Memorial Day, Medfield will again assemble to honor those from this little town who went off to war and gave the ultimate sacrifice to their country. The parade will start behind Town Hall and march to Baxter Park with honor ceremonies, including an address by Navy veteran and Medfield High School class...
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Burial locations discovered of unknown soldiers

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On Memorial Day, May 27, 1907, a monument was dedicated at Vine Lake Cemetery to commemorate seven Civil War soldiers who were buried in unknown locations. To the committee who funded the memorial, there were few factual resources available to make a determination with any certainty about their burial sites. Today, communication opportunities and...
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Vine Lake Trust receives prestigious honor

In Tuscaloosa on June 24, the Association of Gravestone Studies’ (AGS) Board of Trustees, at their Annual Reception and Banquet, awarded Vine Lake Preservation Trust with The 2017 Oakley Certificate of Merit "for the significant care and extensive educational programming" to Medfield's historic Vine Lake Cemetery. 
The award consists of a certificate as well as the...
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Vine Lake hosts lively treasure hunt

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent Each summer, Vine Lake Cemetery welcomes visitors to explore Medfield’s history with tours and activities. On Saturday, August 19th, members of the trustees of Vine Lake welcomed families on a fun scavenger hunt around the oldest section of the cemetery. Each participant received 10 questions, each one centered around...
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Trust publishes Vine Lake Cemetery app

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The history of the local and wider Medfield community is in many ways buried in the past at Vine Lake Cemetery’s Old Section. Vine Lake Preservation Trust has recently launched a new mobile application and website enhancement, mapping each of these gravesites on satellite maps, and linking the memories and histories of the...
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Vine Lake hosts tour

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Correspondent There’s a witch, a roller skater, and seven brothers with the last name Morse. No, this isn’t some sort of overly complicated bar joke; it’s just a few of the people buried in Vine Lake Cemetery. On Saturday, June 18, visitors had the chance to hear stories about everything...
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This Old Town: Irish Pioneers of Medfield

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By Richard DeSorgher Hometown Weekly Correspondent

They were the pioneers; the first of the Irish to enter into Medfield, break the prejudice and live the “American Dream.”

James Griffin, born in Ireland, came to Medfield in 1840 at the age of 20 with his brother Michael. He found employment in...

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