Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Celebrate Lord's Committee chairman Nancy Norris sends a note of thanks for all who helped make Friday's party a success.
To the Editor: On February 15th our community honored the Medfield institution, Lord’s Department Store, in a wonderful celebration that took place at the store and will be remembered for years to come. Lord’s will close its doors for the last time on February 28th. I want to thank the following people and groups for their contributions and for giving so many people the gift of closure as we bid our beloved Lord’s farewell: Finally, I need to thank Nancy Kelly Lavin and Tom Kelly for graciously allowing us to invade the store for the party and for sharing photos and memorabilia with us. Nancy Norris, Chairperson of the Celebrate Lord’s Committee
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Hundreds of people turned out for the Lord's Celebration on Friday.
Hundreds of people celebrated Lord's Department Store on Friday where they attended a celebration that will likely be remembered as the social event of the year. The community gathered to say "thank you" and "goodbye" to the Kelly family -- June Kelly, Nancy Kelly-Lavin and Tom Kelly -- which has run the store for many years. Lord's Department Store will be closing on Feb. 28 after 73 years in business. Editor's Note: Be sure to check out our photo gallery for hundreds of photos from the party. The event included refreshments, a "Celebrate Lord's" cake, a string ensemble and a DJ, gift basket giveaways, photos at the Lunch Counter, "Lord's Through the Years" memorabilia and record audiovisual memories (with Medfield TV) for the Medfield…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Did you have your photo taken at the Lord's Lunch Counter? If so, find it here!
Friday, February 15, 2013
Lord's store owners say the community response is a tribute to their father.
When Nancy Kelly-Lavin and Tom Kelly announced last month that they would be closing Lord's Department Store, they had no idea the community would respond as they have. Since then, the Kellys have been inundated by long-time customers, past employees -- including 97-year-old Fred McMasters who worked at the store for 62 years (and whom they hadn't seen in 10 years) -- and others with stories of thanks and of what the store means to them. They say they've also gotten calls from all over the country from people who heard the news the store is closing after 73 years in town. "I knew it was going to be rough but I had no idea that people would feel this way," she said. "But how grateful are we, and how great for Dad." The Kellys' father, …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Be sure to record your favorite stories in the memory book or in an audiovisual recording at Friday's party. They will be kept by the Kelly family and the Medfield Historical Society.
Okay, Medfield, there's not much time left so here's my favorite memory of Lord's Department Store. After you read mine, I'd love to read yours! Make sure you record your memory either in person at Friday's party, on Facebook at Medfield Remembers Lord's, or in the comment section of this story -- whichever way you choose, be sure to do it soon as the store will be closing two weeks from today. Here goes... This past Christmas, my 13-year-old son headed to Lord's to buy that one last gift on his shopping list -- mine. I sent him fully-prepared with a detailed list of various options as well as their exact location in the store. He had $20 to spend. After the holidays, he would relay the details of that day... Minutes after school let …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Have a little extra time on Sunday morning? Take a few minutes to soak in some of last week's headlines on Patch.
Here's a look at last week's headlines, in case you missed anything. What was your favorite story of the week? Anything you want Patch to follow-up on this week? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Save the date for a "Midnight Madness" style event to say farewell to Lord's Department Store.
SAVE THE DATE: What: Celebrating 73 Years at Lord's Department Store When: Friday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Where: Lord's Department Store Why: Store closing after 73 years in business --------------------------------------------------------- A small group of community members gathered at the Medfield Historical Society building on Saturday to discuss history in the making: Lord's Department Store, a downtown landmark for 73 years, will be closing on Feb. 28. Nancy Norris organized that meeting. "It's just so sudden so my biggest concern was just to hop on it fast and make sure something got organized," she said. "What I really wanted to do was to get the ball rolling because it's going to close soon; Lord's will be gone before we know it," …
Monday, July 4, 2011
A sizeable percent of the population leaves Medfield during the Fourth of July. But active celebration or not, the Town of Medfield has a proud and patriotic history concerning America’s independence and it played an important role that all town residents
Medfield has always had a strong patriotic tie to Independence Day. It stems from the overwhelmingly patriotic spirit that was clearly evident here and seen from the first signs of troubles with Great Britain in the early 1770’s. As early as 1773, when Bostonians were feeling their rights were being infringed, Medfield Town Meeting voted to support the cries of Samuel Adams and warn the British Government that “the Colonists have rights and the infringements of those rights are real.” The vote further stated that “Medfield stands ready to join with Boston or any other towns in any Constitutional measures for recovering, securing and defending our invaluable Rights and privileges, both civil and religious.” It instructed our Representative …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Watch highlights from Tuesday's MIAA Division 2 East Sectional State Tournament Final between Medfield and Concord-Carlisle. Medfield won 11-5.
Monday, June 6, 2011
The theme at the 19th annual All Night Graduation Party was Social Networking.
Facebook, smartphones, iPads, texting and tweeting – it has to be Social Networking. While honor essayist Kathryn Berger said at Sunday's Medfield High School graduation that she hopes her and the rest of the Class of 2011 will not be remembered for Facebook and social media, she said it was a big part of their generation and that it is nice to be remembered for "technological innovation." On Sunday night, thanks to the efforts of more than 200 volunteers, their world of social media and pop culture came to life in the halls and rooms of Medfield High School at the 19th Annual All Night Graduation Party. "Each year a new theme is picked and fresh ideas are put to paper," said ANGP co-chair Nancy Braverman. "In the younger grades there …