Friday, February 22, 2013
An official proclamation from the Board of Selectmen set aside Feb. 15, the day of the "Celebrate Lord's" party, as a special day in Medfield's history.
It's hard to believe it's been a week since the "Celebrate Lord's" party on Feb. 15 where hundreds of folks turned out to honor the Kelly family and the role Lord's Department Store has played in the community for the last 73 years. It's hard to believe it's been nearly two months since the Kelly family announced it has sold the historic Five and Dime to a local developer. And it's even harder to believe that, in a matter of hours, the store, with its iconic neon sign, will close its doors forever. Here is a proclamation signed by the Board of Selectmen, and delivered by Town Administrator Michael Sullivan at last week's celebration (after offering a toasted-bread "toast" to members of the Kelly family). It is an informative and touching…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Did you have your photo taken at the Lord's Lunch Counter? If so, find it here!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Here's a history of Valentine's Day as told by the Medfield Historical Society.
The following article, by co-authors Jo Ellen Collins and Cheryl O'Malley, was taken from The Portal, the newsletter of the Medfield Historical Society. Do You Know the Origins of Valentine's Day? Every February 14, across the United States and in many places around the world, loved ones exchange candy, flowers, gifts, and especially, cards, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did our present-day traditions come from? The history of Valentine's Day--and the story of its patron saint-- is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But…
Friday, January 25, 2013
This week Medfield Town Historian Richard DeSorgher highlights many things that make Medfield a unique place.
For the past three years, and 156 articles later, I have written each week about things in Medfield that are truly unique, things that we in Medfield are proud of and that are indeed special to our community. Some are people, our most valuable resource; other things that are uniquely Medfield are our historic houses, our churches, Vine Lake Cemetery and the State Hospital Cemetery; others, perhaps not proud of, but still under the uniquely Medfield category, would include the town’s first murder and the KKK cross burning on Miller Street. As this will be my final Uniquely Medfield article, I thought I would give a summary and highlight some of my favorite articles. Medfield’s early history as the 43rd oldest community in Massachusetts …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Medfield's Christopher Ingram was married to Amy Rae Cathey in the parlor of the Dwight-Derby House on Dec. 27.
History was made on Dec. 27 when a Medfield's Christopher Ingram married his sweetheart, Amy Rae Cathey, in the parlor of the Dwight-Derby House. Ingram is a 2004 graduate of Medfield High School and is a United States Air Force Senior Airman. The bride is from Seminole, Oklahoma, and is a Senior Airman and linguist in the United States Air Force. Chris and Amy both joined the Air Force on the same day in 2010. Click here for the full story.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Happy 60th birthday Medfield Little League ... from thousands and thousands of former and current grateful Medfield kids.
In 1939 Carl Stotz of Williamsport, Pennsylvania came up with the concept and founded today’s Little League Baseball. In the early 1950’s, Medfield’s Vincent "Red" Palumbo got together a group of baseball enthusiasts here in Medfield including Jim Frame, Paul Seeley, Eugene Preston, Joe Marcionette, Larry McKenney, Francis Scribner, Bill Palumbo, William Sullivan, Joseph Kennedy, Earl Kerr, Lawrence Rossi, Morris Geller, Bob Coulter and Charlie Boehm. From these individuals a constitution was written, officers were elected, including Red Palumbo being elected Little League’s first president, and coaches were selected for the first four Little League teams in Medfield: The Red Sox, Braves, Indians and Yankees. The year was 1952 and Little …
Monday, August 8, 2011
A look at the history of Norfolk's Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.
Welcome in the first of a series of videos on Norfolk's Stony Brook Sanctuary. In this video, we speak to Executive Director Doug Williams on the area's history.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The Medfield 12A Williamsport team continued its historic run through the Little League Williamsport baseball tournament Saturday by capturing its first-ever District 11 title and advancing to this week's sectional tournament.
NORWOOD –The Medfield 12A Williamsport baseball team continued its historic run through the Little League tournament Saturday in dramatic fashion, walking off with an 8-7 victory over Norfolk to capture the team's first ever District 11 title and advance to the sectional round. Medfield found itself in unchartered territory Saturday, playing in its first-ever District 11 Finals against a Norfolk team that was also making its first ever appearance in the finals. Medfield made history on Friday, July 15 when it beat Hopkinton, 4-2 to advance to the District 11 championship game. In Saturday's final at the Norwood Little League Fields, the Warriors trailed Norfolk, 7-4 heading into the fifth inning but a two-run home run from Matt Dold …
Monday, July 11, 2011
We want to know what some of Medfield's best kept secrets are.
Questions and conversations are often the driving forces behind change and understanding between neighbors, officials and political leaders. At Medfield Patch, we want to hear from you! We're always striving to generate conversation and foster dialogue in an effort to give all of our users a voice in the community. Each day, we'll be asking Medfield Patch readers a different question every day. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what Medfield thinks! To answer, click on the words bolded and highlighted in blue and type away. Today, we are asking about Medfield's hidden gems. Is there a great restaurant in town that few know …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thousands of years ago glacial action carved depressions through Noon Hill, Medfield's highest eleveation and today exposed bedrock shows further evidence of glacial activity.
At 369 feet, it is the highest elevation in Medfield. It is depicted on the Town Seal, has a restaurant in town named after it, has been an ideal place to hike and fish; its scenery rivals that of New Hampshire or Vermont and for generations of Medfield teenagers, it has been a place to find romance and down illegal beverages on a Saturday night. It is, of course, Noon Hill and it has cast a towering shadow over Medfield’s history since the beginning of the town’s settlement. Trustee of Reservation literature says that “thousands of years ago, glacial action carved depressions through Noon Hill. Today, exposed bedrock along the tops of the ridges is further evidence of the glacial activity that shaped the land. Its slopes and ridges are …