Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The fundraising brochures will arrive in mailboxes this week with the hope of raising money to continue the restoration of the Lowell Mason House, now on Green Street.
When you open your mailbox this week, you will likely find a card from The 2012 Lowell Mason Foundation Annual Appeal, thanks in large part to the teens of the United Church of Christ. When the LMF found itself in need of some help preparing its 2012 annual fundraising mailer, they reached out to the United Church of Christ and its Senior High Fellowship (grades 9-12). Working with Director of Student Ministries Wendy Ludwig, Rick Abecunas from the Lowell Mason Foundation put together a “folding party” where the students folded, sealed and pre-sorted the Medfield town mailing, which will then be delivered to nearly 5,000 households and businesses in town. “I was very pleased when Rick called me to see if this was something the Senior …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Here's a look at Medfield today.
Our weekday morning column, "5 Things You Need to Know," provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. Hydrant flushing continues through Sept. 28. To see where you are on the list, click here. 2. In case you missed it, here is last week's Uniquely Medfield about Rev. Guy Miner. Be sure to check back at 8 a.m. for this week's edition. 3. Today's library events include Wii Weekdays from 2pm to 6 p.m. in the Teen Lounge. 4. Did you see yesterday's police log? 5. When making plans for this weekend, don't miss the old-fashioned band concert on Saturday to benefit the Lowell Mason House. It runs from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Hinkley Park. Free admission.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
For a $50 donation, the card will give you discounts to area businesses and restaurants, and it will also help fund the restoration of the Lowell Mason House on Green Street.
The Lowell Mason Card has been created to offer discounts at area businesses and restaurants. "It's mostly Medfield-based businesses," said Rick Abecunas, who came up with the idea to raise money for the restoration of the Lowell Mason House which was saved from demolition in 2011 when it was moved from Adams Street to Green Street. Lowell Mason (1792-1872) was born in Medfield and is considered the founder of music education in America's public schools. Fundraising paid for the moving and winterizing of the house, and fundraising is now underway to pay for the restoration of the building. "We have $7,000 in the bank and we need $250,000 to $300,000," said Abecunas. "There's a big gap in where we are and where we need to be." For a $50 …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
One year ago today, the Lowell Mason made its 10-hour journey from 25 Adams St. to 59 Green St.
Today marks a historic day in Medfield as one year ago, the birthplace of Lowell Mason was moved from 25 Adams St. to 59 Green St. in Hinkley Park and effectively saved from demolition. The house – through the coordinated efforts of the Town of Medfield Department of Public Works, the Fire and Police departments, NSTAR, Comcast, and Verizon – completed the 7/10th of a mile move through Medfield’s narrow streets in just over 10 hours, according to Thomas Scotti, board member of The Lowell Mason Foundation. More About the Historic Move The move covered Adams, Dale, North and Green Streets. For more coverage on the historic move, check out the following Medfield Patch articles: Scotti said portions of Mason's birthplace date to 1651, the year…
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Medfield Employer and Merchants organization recently made a $1,000 Donation to the Lowell Mason Foundation in honor of the former Medfield resident and father of music education in public schools.
MEMO, the Medfield Employer and Merchants Organization, recently honored Lowell Mason (1792-1872), a Medfield son, the father of music education in the schools and composer of many beloved hymns including “Joy to the World.” President Brandie Morris (Electric Time representative), Tim Borchers, chair of the Joy to the World singing contest and carol singing at the annual tree lighting ceremony (and Borchers Law representative) presented a symbolic $1,000 giant check to Lowell Mason Foundation secretary Cheryl O’Malley at the ceremony. Lowell Mason’s home was divided into three parts years ago. One portion was moved to Adams Street where it was used as a single family residence for many years. When the owners sold that building to a …
On Tuesday night, 152 students from Dale Street Elementary School performed at the annual winter concert held this year in the Lowell Mason Auditorium of the Medfield High School. Lowell Mason was the founder of music education in America's public school
Music filled the air of Medfield High School's Lowell Mason Auditorium on Tuesday night as the Dale Street Elementary School's string orchestra and band took center stage. Lowell Mason (1792-1872) was the founder of music education in America's public school system. He, like the Dale Street students, grew up in Medfield. Under the direction of Sharon Woodworth and Ryan Dexter, 152 students performed musical pieces they learned over the last three months. "This is just a terrific night; it's one I always look forward to because you never know how far these guys are going to go in the program," said Ryan Dexter, Medfield's Grades 5-8 Band Director. "I've been here 12 years and have seen them start down here in fifth grade and graduate …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Auditions will be held in the band room of Medfield High School from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Auditions for MEMO's first “Joy to the World Singing Contest” will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the band room at the high school on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The contest commemorates Medfield’s renowned musician Lowell Mason, 1792-1872, father of music in the schools and composer of the well known Christmas Carol, “Joy to the World.” Winners from two categories will appear at the MEMO annual tree lighting and carol sing at Baxter Park on Friday, Dec. 2. Medfield residents in grades 1-12 are encouraged to register. The contest is open to soloists in Grades 1-6 and in Grades 7-12 and duets and ensembles grades 1-12. All singing performances either must be a cappella or with portable instrument, such as guitar, played by the singer. The contestant …
Monday, November 14, 2011
MEMO will hold a singing contest on Nov. 2 for its annual tree lighting and carol singing, which will be held on Dec. 2.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, November 14, 2011
Singers are always needed for the annual MEMO tree lighting and carol sing on the first weekend in December, however this year brings a new excitement with a "Joy to The World" singing contest to commemorate Lowell Mason, 1792-1872 – one of Medfield’s most famous sons and the composer of the well known Christmas carol, "Joy to the World." The contest winners, from two categories, will be judged at auditions on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The contest is open to soloists in Grades 1-6 and in Grades 7-12 and duets and ensembles grades 1-12. The auditions will be held in the band room at Medfield High School from 7-8 p.m. All entrants must be Medfield residents, well-rehearsed and registered with written parental permission by the night of the audition…
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Medfield Chief of Police Robert Meaney Jr. said combined efforts of utility companies, house movers and town employees made completing a ‘complex task’ possible.
The Lowell Mason House made it safely to its 59 Green St. address Tuesday night because the various workers involved in the move worked well together, according to Medfield Chief of Police Robert Meaney Jr. “A general observation is how well all the various utilities, the house movers and town employees worked together with little regard to who had responsibility to who had the responsibility for various tasks,” said Meaney. “Obviously, the utilities needed to stay within their fields but even then they leant a hand to each other and coordinated their efforts very well.” The house travelled for 11 hours down Adams, Dale, North and Green Streets before safely arriving in front of its foundation on 59 Green St. just before 7 p.m. Tuesday …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
After months of preparation and hard work, the Lowell Mason House successfully moved to Green Street.
An 11-hour day of moving culminated months of hard work and preparation as the Lowell Mason House successfully travelled from 25 Adams St. to 59 Green St. where it will be restored by the Lowell Mason Foundation's fundraiser efforts and turned into a functioning music hall for the town. "There’s a sense of satisfaction that we’ve reached this milestone,” said Tom Scotti, Lowell Mason Foundation Secretary Directors.“Clearly, we have a lot of work to do going forward but thanks to Granite State Construction and the Monroe family and the town of Medfield and the sponsors. I’m very pleased to have brought the house to its new home on Green Street." Tom Scotti and his wife, Karen, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lowell Mason …