Sunday, June 17, 2012
A recap of this week's headlines from June 10-17.
Miss anything in Medfield this week? Here's your chance to sit back and catch up on some Patch. Below is a recap of the week that was at Medfield Patch: We started the week with some big news from Medfield High School as the girls' lacrosse team beat Winchester, 10-9 to win the Eastern Massachusetts Division 2 State Championship on Monday night at Babson College in Wellesley. Check out photos, videos and game recaps from the historic win here: We also reported that Jim James, owner of Park Street Books, is looking for a bigger space for New England's largest children's bookstore and may be forced to leave Medfield if he cannot find a new spot in town. Story: In other business around town, Medfield's Historic District Commission discussed …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
The town of Medfield came together to support the family of a Wheelock third grader, Olivia Bonfilio, who was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. The family's medical bills are now over $1 million.
The month of May was a busy one for Olivia Bonfilio. The nine-year old student at Wheelock Elementary School – where she is known for her big beautiful eyes and glowing smile – was honored by the Boston Red Sox, was a guest of honor at the PMC 2011 Kids Ride, was the benefactor of the “Walk for Olivia,” and was featured on FOX25 news. Olivia has been battling a rare form of leukemia since Thanksgiving. According to her family, one week before her ninth birthday, Olivia was taken to the doctor after she lost a tooth that would not clot. She was soon rushed to Children's Hospital in Boston where she was diagnosed with a rare form of acute promyelocytic leukemia. She was in the hospital for six months and came home in …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A group of five girls raised money for Olivia Bonfilio and donated it at Sunday's "Walk for Olivia" event.
Medfield Patch's "Whiz Kids" is a weekly column featuring individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even teams, who wow us with their accomplishments. Whiz Kids' Names: Carina, Gabriella, Bella, Sophia and Ella. Whiz Kids' Accomplishments: Carina and Gabriella held a bake sale and lemonade stand to raise money for Olivia Bonfilio and Bella, Sophia and Ella participated in Sunday's "Walk for Olivia," representing their Pondview neighborhood to show Olivia support. Whiz Kids' Key to Awesomeness: These five girls went around town and gathered donations for Olivia, going door-to-door and organizing a bake sale, lemonade stand and participating in Sunday's "Walk for Olivia." The girls showed Olivia and her family tremendous support and the …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The May 22 walk-a-thon to support Olivia Bonfilio and her family as she battles leukemia was a huge success and a true inspiration. Here are scenes from the day.
A single photograph often tells a story. Here's our look through the Viewfinder at Sunday's "Walk for Olivia" walk-a-thon held at the Medfield High School track to support nine-year-old Olivia Bonfilio and her family as she battles a rare form of leukemia. "The 'Walk for Olivia' was a huge success," said Kathleen Kelley Bonfilio. "Our guest of honor, Olivia, was able to be there with her parents Al and Lauri Bonfiio from Medfield. Sitting at the reception table, I was able to get an estimated count of people coming or just dropping off a donation and that [number was] over 700 people. Truly amazing and inspiring. The rain held back and the walk was fantastic." What others said about Sunday's event for Olivia: "It was great," said Luanne …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Walk for a great cause to help Olivia Bonfilio and her family as Olivia battles a rare form of APML Leukemia. The walk will be held at Medfield High School on May 22 at 11 a.m.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Put on your walking shoes and "Walk for Olivia" for a great cause to be held at Medfield High School's track on Sunday, May 22 at 11 a.m. Olivia Anne Bonfilio was born on Nov. 13, 2001, one day after her father's birthday. She came into this world as most infants do - crying and her arms and legs kicking. She was greeted by her mom, Lauri (Lyman), her father, Alfred, her stepbrother, Jared, and her brother, Alfred IV, and has lived in Medfield her entire life. "Livie" started school in Medfield at age five and did all the things that little girls do; She was a Girl Scout Brownie, danced, played soccer, and rough-housed with her brothers. Upon starting the third grade with her fellow classmates, no one was to know that in just two short …