Monday, January 14, 2013
Here's a glance at things that went on in Medfield over the weekend.
This weekend was a busy one in Medfield. Take a look at what your friends and neighbors were doing around town. Folks captured by Patch were: How did you enjoy the warm weather? Tell us in the comment section below. Did you have a Patriots party or see the F-15s fly overhead? Upload your photos here.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Medfield Boy Scout Troop 89 will pick up your Christmas tree on Saturday, Jan. 12.
The last day for Medfield Boy Scout Troop 89 to pick up your Christmas tree for recycling is this Saturday, Jan. 12. This service is for Medfield residents only. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-359-1574. Pickup fees are based on tree size, with regular size trees at $12. Oversized trees (10’ tall or over 5’ wide) are $17. Wreaths or garland can be picked up for an additional $2/wreath. Additional trees can be picked up for an additional $5 per tree. Trees must be outside the home by 8 a.m. on the day of pickup, preferably at the curbside. Cash or checks made out to BSA Troop 89 are accepted and should be secured to the tree, your mailbox, or your front door. All proceeds will support Troop 89’s ongoing …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
State fire marshal says trees have been involved in fires.
State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan today urged community members to dispose of their Christmas trees properly. Christmas trees kept too long after the holiday have been involved in fires, including one at a Lunenberg condominium last Jan. 9, Coan said in a press release. In Medfield, Boy Scout Troop 89 will pick up your Christmas tree (and wreaths, etc) on Jan. 5 and Jan. 12. For more information, contact MedfieldTroop89@hotmail.com Also, residents can leave their Christmas trees at the Medfield Transfer Station. MassDEP says that Bay Staters buy one million cut Christmas trees each year. "Simply throwing them away would not only be a waste of reusable resources, but a disposal problem. If all the cut trees sold in Massachusetts this holiday …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The files were released by the BSA on Thursday and include at least 63 men from Massachusetts.
Pursuant to a court order issued last week, the Boy Scouts of America were forced to turn over the names on its "ineligible to volunteer" list that reflects names, dates, and detailed and graphic offenses of men involved in the organization from 1971 to 1991. The list, often referred to as the BSA's "perversion files," was posted on-line by Seattle attorney Tim Kosnoff, who has represented more than 100 clients in cases against the BSA, according to the NYDailyNews.com. The list includes names of at least 63 men from 50 Massachusetts communities including: Also listed as Massachusetts towns were:
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts worked together to gather school supplies for homeless children.
Scouts offer help and hope to homeless children As another school year begins, 37 homeless children in Massachusetts are sporting brand new backpacks filled with age appropriate school supplies and books, thanks to Medfield Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, who teamed up to collect, pack and deliver the much-needed items to Schools on Wheels, a non-profit organization aimed at improving educational opportunities for homeless children, K-12. The scouts collected supplies through their “Scouting for School Supplies” drive, run by Medfield Girl Scout adult volunteer guide, Katherine Lyons, late last spring through summer. Together with Boy Scout Troop 89, several girls from Medfield Girl Scout Troop 74900 then sorted the supplies and …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Do you think it's going too far?
Eagle badges and medals are being sent back to the Boy Scouts of America to protest its reaffirmation of its policy to not grant membership to open gays, according to a boston.com article. According to a national blog chronicling the protests, about 150 Eagle Scouts have mailed back their awards as of Sunday. The Boy Scouts of America have confirmed that medals and badges have been returned, according to the boston.com piece. “Each year more than 50,000 young men earn the rank of Eagle Scout, totaling to over 2 million,” said Boy Scouts national spokesman Deron Smith. “We don’t have an exact count of medals returned recently, but we have received a few. Although we are disappointed to learn of anyone who feels compelled to return his Eagle…
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Medfield Boy Scout Troop 89 is accepting reservations for its annual curbside Christmas Tree Pickup. A small donation is requested to help support Boy Scout activities.
Saturday, Jan. 12 is the last day for Medfield Boy Scout Troop 89 to pick up your Christmas tree. Organizers say the tree pickup is the troop's largest fundraiser of the year and helps support its various activities. A tax-deductible donation of $12 per tree is requested to support the Boy Scout activities. You leave the tree curbside and the Scouts will dispose of it for you. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Medfield Troop 89 at 508-359-1574 or email@example.com.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Medfield Boy Scouts stopped by the Thomas Upham House on Nov. 11 (Veterans' Day).
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Several scouts from the Medfield Boy Scout Troop 10 visited residents of the Thomas Upham House on Nov. 11th – Veterans Day.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Members of Medfield Boy Scout Troops 10 and 89, along with the Medfield DPW, the Blake School custodians, and the Blake CSA are being thanked for their work on the 9/11 Memorial Courtyard revitalization project.
Medfield Boy Scout Troops 10 and 89 were thanked for their efforts to beautify the Blake Middle School Courtyard Memorial for the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11. “In the spring of this year, Troop 10 volunteered to help revitalize the Courtyard for the 10th year anniversary of 9/11,” said Jenni Brady, CSA member and BMS Courtyard Chairperson. “Scouts and parents of both Troop 10 and Troop 89, along with Bobby Kennedy and the Medfield Department of Public Works, the Blake School custodians, and the BMS CSA (Community School Association) worked on the revitalization, completing the project on Sept. 7. It was a great group effort and I personally thank everyone who participated in this special memorial.” Brady said that, in 2004, then Troop …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
The Klondike Derby is a test of Scout skills and endurance, where each patrol forms into a “dog sled team” and competes in events.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Twenty-three boys from Medfield Boy Scout Troop 10 returned to compete at the Boy Scout’s annual winter event – the Klondike Derby on Jan. 29 and 30. As it was in years past, the event was held at the Sportsman's Association in Walpole. The Klondike Derby is a test of Scout skills and endurance, where each patrol forms into a “dog sled team” and competes in events such as: the Iditarod, the Standing Chop, Snow Shoeing, Hoop & Spear, Panning for Gold, Rifle Shooting, and Tomahawk Throwing. Also, as part of the winter experience, the Scouts learn how to prepare for and experience winter camping the night before the contests. With temperatures below freezing, learning how to stay dry and warm is critical. The scouts from Troop 10 arrived at…