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
Will you be going to the Lord's party on Friday night?
Will you be attending the Lord's celebration party on Friday night? The event, which is shaping up to be the social event of the year, will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Details include:* * Times subject to change Store owners Nancy Kelly-Lavin and Tom Kelly say the registers will be open during this one last "Midnight Madness" event where merchandise is now marked at half price and Lord's souveniers, including t-shirts, will be available for purchase. People who pre-ordered shirts will be able to pick them up at the party. So Medfield, tell us: Will you be attending the party?
Friday, January 25, 2013
In this column, you ask questions, and Patch finds the answers.
The big topic on everyone's mind these days is Lord's Department Store, the iconic downtown store is closing next month after 73 years in business. We know how the closing will affect adults, but one Patch reader said it will also affect children, and asked, "What about Santa? "Not sure if any other Medfield moms are wondering but, what about Santa?...For as long as we've lived here, we've taken our children to see Santa on the first Friday in December. I have all the old Polaroids dated, and I treasure them and the experience itself. My kids labor over their Christmas lists which they go over with Santa in as much detail as they can on that evening! The man in the suit may have changed over the years but Santa's backdrop and the "throne…
Friday, December 21, 2012
Here's a glance at other holiday activities going on around town through Dec. 25, including a Christmas Pageant and Christmas Caroling at Tilden Village on Sunday.
With just four days left til Dec. 25, here's a look at holiday festivities going on in Medfield. If we've missed anything, just let us know in the comment section below and we'll add it right away! MEDFIELD HOLIDAY PLANNER Sunday, Dec. 23 10:30 a.m., St. Edward's Church, Christmas Pageant. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Christmas Caroling at Tilden Village. and... Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services ONGOING Boy Scout Christmas Tree Pickup. Schedule now to dispose of your holiday tree; pick up will be Dec. 29, Jan. 5, or Jan. 12. For more information or to schedule a pickup, click here. Receive updates to this story -- it's changing every day -- and other breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Santa Claus makes his annual visit to Lord's Department Store.
Santa didn't disappoint! As busy as Santa is this time of year, he was still able to travel from the North Pole to Medfield and spend some time at Lord's Department Store. He was seen talking with the children, taking some Christmas lists and having his photo taken with those that believe...both young and old. While Santa was posing for photos, many locals shopped at Lord's annual "Midnight Madness" sale. Medfield's "social event of the year" was a huge success and while shoppers were enjoying shopping for discounted items, Santa could be seen flying back to the North Pole. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
Monday, December 3, 2012
As part of Medfield's annual tree lighting celebration, Lord's Department Store will offer 20% off most items in the store on Dec. 7.
As part of this year's annual holiday celebration, Lord's Department Store will hold its 43nd Annual Midnight Madness when Lord's will offer a 20 percent discount off everything in the store except food and tobacco products. Affectionately known as "the social event of the season," Midnight Madness will take place on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight. There will also be chances to win the following: Santa Claus will arrive at 6:30 p.m. and there will be free photos (taken by Patch contributor Colleen Sullivan) with Santa for the first 200 people. Guests can enjoy free soda, coffee, and doughnuts at the soda fountain as well as live entertainment by "Good Speed and Friends."
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The annual event begin at 7:30 p.m., immediately following the tree lighting at Baxter Park.
One of Medfield’s most beloved holiday traditions is the annual Carol Sing at the United Church of Christ, 496 Main Street, taking place once again on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Immediately following the tree-lighting ceremony at Baxter Park, revelers heading down Main Street to the Midnight Madness event will be enticed by the sounds of a brass quintet playing Christmas music in the church lobby. Once inside, listeners will enjoy the UCC Sanctuary Choir singing the season’s finest choral music, including the first local performance of Robert Lehman’s “Carol of the Stable,” composed earlier this year, and a chorus from George Frederick Handel’s beloved oratorio, “Messiah.” The UCC Medfield’s handbell choir, the Chapel Bell Ensemble, …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization sponsors many holiday events this year. Here is just a smattering. If there's something missing from the list, tell us about it in the comment section.
It's the MEMOst wonderful time of the year... The Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization (MEMO) will kick the holiday season into full swing next week with many holiday events. In preparation for the festivities, last weekend MEMO volunteers helped Henry Marcel install approximately 8,000 holiday lights at Baxter Park and Town Hall. Each year, MEMO installs and sponsors the lights for the Holiday Tree Lighting and also runs the event. Next week's schedule of MEMO-sponsored events includes: The contest is open to soloists in the following categories: Pre K – 5th Grade, Grades 6-8 and Grades 9-12 and duets and ensembles from all grades. The contest will be held on Tuesday night, Dec. 4, in the chorus room at Medfield High School…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Lord's just finished remodeling and expanding the toy department, just in time for holiday shopping.
After many long days and late hours at Lord's, Nancy Kelly-Lavin, her brother Tom Kelly, and their team have just completed a remodeling and expansion project for the "Toyland" area at Lord's. Raschel Gray, Kelly-Lavin's mentor and friend who was a hugely successful retailer herself, had a vision of changing up the toy area at Lord's so the products could be seen from Main Street and were move visible inside the store. Gray, having come from a merchandising background and as the owner of the former "Raschel's," brought this idea to Kelly-Lavin. With the help of Medfield resident and carpenter, Eric Ludwig, whom Gray said is "brilliant at what he does," they made great changes to this part of the store. Kelly-Lavin is thrilled with the …