Thursday, January 3, 2013
Exhibit features artists from the Southern New England Artist Community and will end on Jan. 6.
The Zullo Gallery will host its traditional "First Thursday" evening tonight, Jan. 3, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the gallery at 456 Main Street, Medfield (next to the public library). The event will be catered by Susan Goddard Catering which will provide a little light fare as well as a beer and wine bar. "This is the last chance to see the current (wonderful) exhibit featuring artists from the Southern New England Artist Community," said gallery Director Bill Pope, noting the exhibit ends on Jan. 6. Attached are a few images from the exhibit. For more images, information, or directions, visit www.zullogallery.org About Zullo Gallery The Zullo Gallery is a nonprofit, volunteer-run organization originally created by the Medfield Council …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Massachusetts Cultural Council reps came to town last week to check out the proposed Medfield Cultural District.
Members of the Massachusetts Cultural Council paid a visit to Medfield last week to tour the proposed Medfield Cultural District and meet with the partners, participants and stakeholders in the district which is suggested to reach from Vine Lake Cemetery to the Peak House. "Their site visit is the culmination of the Medfield Cultural District’s application for state recognition as a cultural district," said MEMO President Brandie Morris, noting there have been 14 other newly-created districts in the state over the past year. "The purpose of the district is in part to increase cultural activities in town, co-market the various groups and events, and increase tourism," said Morris. The four visiting members seemed to be impressed with …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
National Geographic on Thursday will begin airing "American Chainsaw," a show featuring local sculptor Jesse Green. His works include "Moose" and "Duck" at the Memorial School.
Jesse Green has made a living for 15 years carving tree trunks and stumps into whimsical characters and creatures like "Moose" and "Duck" at the Memorial School, "Casey at Bat" in Holliston, "Paul Bunyan," in Bellingham, "Mrs. Pine" in Milford. Now, his finesse with a chainsaw will put his creations in front of a national audience. National Geographic Television this week will begin airing "American Chainsaw," an eight-show series that focuses on Green, his crew and family in Medway. The first 30-minute episode airs at 10 p.m. Thursday, immediately followed by the second episode. (The reality show follows "Rocket City Rednecks.") He's already seen the episodes, and is happy with the result. Some people have compared it to "Cake Boss," …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Here's a list of good things to know as you start your day in Medfield.
1. Remember that Medfield Cultural Council grant applications are due today. 2. Today is the last day to donate gently-used costumes to the Boo-tique at the Medfield Food Cupboard. Costumes can be dropped off today at the Board of Health office in the Town House, or at the main office of Blake Middle School. Costumes will be donated to families in need. 3. Tonight's Town House meetings include the Affordable Housing Committee at 6 p.m. in the Warrant Room to discuss the housing partnership plan, and the Board of Appeals on Zoning at 7:30 p.m. in the Chenery Room as part of a continued public hearing regarding the 40B project proposed off West Street. 4. The School Committee is meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Medfield Television …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Here's a list of good things to think about as you go about your day in Medfield.
1. Remember that Medfield Cultural Council grant applications are due on Monday. 2. Live Chat with Joe Kennedy III at 1 p.m. today on Patch. What questions do you have for the candidate? 3. Did you catch yesterday's Live Chat with Sean Bielat? 4. Medfield Animal Shelter's featured pet of the week is "Spazz." 5. Did you see Thursday's photos from the MHS girls varsity field hockey win over Holliston?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A free information and grant-writing workshop will be held on Sept. 22 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Medfield Public Library. Medfield has nearly $4,000 in grant money available this year.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
This year, the Medfield Cultural Council will distribute approximately $3,870 in grants. The MCC will hold a free information and grant-writing workshop on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the library, to help applicants prepare an effective funding proposal. Grant applications are being accepted from organizations, schools, and individuals to support cultural activities in the community, and must be post-marked by Oct. 15, 2012. “I have written grants for over 15 years and can share my experiences as both a grant writer and reviewer,” said MCC Chairman Jean Mineo. “Applicants are encouraged to bring their ideas for funding or a draft of their proposal to discuss. I’ll also talk about the guidelines and share some helpful hints…
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
"First Thursdays" is a free monthly event that helps promote Medfield's Cultural District and cultural offerings.
Medfield’s cultural organizations will be on hand to launch a new season of “First Thursdays” on Sept. 6 outside the library at the gazebo (or inside the library in bad weather). "First Thursdays" is a free monthly event that helps promote Medfield's Cultural District and cultural offerings. For this month's event, Zullo Gallery will remain open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. where patrons can also enjoy the last week of its exhibition “Four Artists” as well as its popular grilling on the deck. At 6:15 p.m., Town Historian Richard DeSorgher and Public Art Consultant Jean Mineo will lead a 45-minute walking tour along Main Street to discuss the poetry installation “Thoughts Are Free” and several historic properties in the District. A brief tour of …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Cultural Council asks Medfield residents about cultural events in Medfield. The deadline to take the survey is August 17.
The Medfield Cultural Council has launched a short on-line survey for Medfield residents to voice their opinions on cultural programming in town. “The survey is 10 questions and should take about three minutes to complete” said Council Chair Jean Mineo. “One goal is to understand how people hear about cultural events in Medfield so we can best advise grantees and help promote their events.” The Medfield Cultural Council is one of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCC) across the state that is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, humanities and sciences annually, according to the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Massachusetts Cultural Council provides …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The Medfield Board of Selectmen met Tuesday to discuss the following town business.
Town Administrator Michael Sullivan reported that the average tax increase, from fiscal year 2006 to present, is about 2.6 percent. “It shows that we are not spending excessively,” said Sullivan. “Our problem right now is a decline in revenues, particularly from local receipts other than property tax and state aid.” Sullivan said that many people, if asked, would estimate the tax increase to be between five and six percent when it is actually less than half that amount. He said the town will save an additional $150,000 in interest when, this week, it refinances $13.8 million in bonds, including $12 million for three school projects, $1.4 million for water main replacement on North and Green Streets, and $400,000 for additional work on the…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Medfield resident Jean Mineo is organizing a sculpture path from the Peak House to Vine Lake Cemetery that will likely appear in town by late spring.
Thanks to the efforts of Medfield resident Jean Mineo and a grant she received from the Medfield Cultural Council, a sculpture path will be returning to town this spring. “I think it will be really cool,” said Mineo. “We are hoping for installation [of the sculptures] in late spring and depending on materials, it could be up for the summer and maybe into September or it could be a shorter project. It’s not permanent but it would be an opportunity to get that conversation going [about] what the cultural opportunities are in Medfield.” Two years ago, Mineo organized a similar sculpture path at Vine Lake Cemetery. Five sculptors each produced a piece of contemporary sculpture related to the theme portals, which was displayed in the old …