Osler ”Pete” Peterson
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Category Archives: Cultural
Jean Mineo explains Medfield’s new downtown dog (I personally think the choices for the first Art Box were brilliant)-
From the Medfield Cultural District -
Dear Medfield Cultural District Steering Committee and Friends,
In the spirit of keeping everyone informed about upcoming cultural events, I wanted to let you know about Santa’s special appearance at the Dwight-Derby House to continue Medfield’s traditional annual “Free Santa Photo Op.” He will arrive on Friday, December 6 immediately following MEMO’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and will leave for the North Pole at 9:30 pm. In conjunction with his visit The Dwight-Derby House Shoppe will be open on Friday, December 6, from 7pm to 9:30pm. It will also be open on Saturday, December 7, from 10 am to 3 pm.
I will be posting the event on the Medfield Cultural Council Events Calendar. Attached is an event flyer as a PDF and a jpg (for posting on Facebook). The press release copy appears below and is attached. We are hopeful that you will circulate the flyer and/or the press release to your various constituencies. Please contact Cheryl O’Malley with any questions.
Thanks very much. We hope to see you there!
Jo Ellen Collins
Cheryl O’Malley, President
Friends of the Dwight-Derby House
Santa Claus is Coming To… The Dwight-Derby House for Free Photos
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Medfield, MA – Yes, it’s true! Santa is making a special appearance at the Dwight-Derby House to continue Medfield’s traditional annual “Free Santa Photo Op.” He will arrive immediately following MEMO’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in Baxter Park at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 6, which officially kicks off the holiday season in Medfield.
Santa will be available until 9:30 pm after which he will be heading back to the North Pole. Medfield photographer, Colleen Sullivan, will be taking the photos, so they will be of utmost professional quality—perfect for reproduction and gift giving. And she will email them to you—what could be easier? More good news? When you arrive you will receive a number so you can browse and shop at the Dwight-Derby House Holiday Shoppe while you wait. No more standing in line.
The Holiday Shoppe, filled with fresh new merchandise and seasonal decorative items, will be open on Friday, December, 6, from 7 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday, December 7, from 10 am to 3 pm. Handcrafted jewelry by Susan Gerow and Cheryl O’Malley will be available. Ribbon yarn scarfs and shawls by Susan McCarthy are back by popular demand. We have many new items created by Colleen Sullivan who has integrated her artistic photography into her designs. Do you have a bird lover in your family? We have the perfect gift for them—a handcrafted replica of their house transformed into a birdhouse. Come see it all. We have gift items for everyone on your holiday list.
Shop the treasure trove of delightful and creative gift items produced in our own community at prices that are sure to please. Bring a friend! We’re located at 7 Frairy Street in Medfield right behind Meeting House Pond.
Give a gift that keeps on giving. Not only will your purchase delight someone special, but you will be supporting local artisans and the ongoing maintenance, preservation and development of the historic Dwight-Derby House.
From Jean Mineo of the Cultural District -
Visions and Voices: Community Art Project
Pocket park between Zebra’s (21 North Street, Medfield) and Starbucks
(Medfield, MA): The Medfield Cultural District Committee is pleased to announce the second and final installation of the community art project Visions and Voices in the pocket park between Zebra’s and Starbucks.
During Medfield Day, a chalkboard kiosk was set up in the park for visitors to write their ideas for the park. Medfield photographer Connie Thomson took portraits of visitors which were then printed poster sized. These paper portraits are now temporarily installed along the sidewalk through the park to further capture public interest in this public space. The posters are adhered with a natural wheat paste and the paper will be completely removed within a few weeks; the duration is weather dependent.
Project Coordinator Jean Mineo says, “this project provided a way for people to reflect on their community and share their ideas publicly. Over 150 comments were left on the chalkboards during the two weeks they were in the park.” The portraits are part of the global on-line art project Inside Out, a creation of the artist JR, recipient of the 2011 TED prize.
Medfield Selectmen are appointing a Steering Committee to manage a public planning process over the winter. Anyone interested in participating in planning workshops can contact Jean Mineo at JeanMineo@aol.com or 508-242-9991 for more information.
Visions and Voices is supported in part by donations from Will’s Hardware and Photographs by Connie Thomson.
For More Information:
Contact: Jean Mineo
From Rob Gregg -
Friends – we need your VOTE every day through Sunday…click on the link below and VOTE for ‘Medfield Matters’ as part of the Successful Communities campaign. Each person can vote once a day, each day through Sun. Sept. 15. We already made the final cut to be one of the best “16″ from entries submitted across the country….the top 4 communities each get $500 we’ll put toward a Cultural District initiative. ANYONE CAN VOTE.
From Jean Mineo of the Medfield Cultural District Committee -
Friends – we need your vote…click on the link below and VOTE for Medfield’s Vision and Voices as part of the Successful Communities campaign. Each person can vote once a day, each day through Sun. Sept. 15. We already made the final cut to be one of the best “16″ from entries submitted across the country….the top 4 communities each get $500 we’ll put toward a Cultural District initiative. ANYONE CAN VOTE.
You’re going to have to “like” the Community Matters Facebook page and then you can vote for Medfield “Visions and Voices”. You can vote once per day, today through Sunday. Thanks!!!
CommunityMatters® equips cities and towns to strengthen their places and inspire change. As an alliance of leaders in the community building field, CommunityMatters champions the notion that people have the power to solve their community’s problems and shape its future. We facilitate connections, provide education and infuse inspiration at the local level.
The Medfield Cultural Council has a great new website. Calendars of events, photos of art installations, and a list of local cultural groups with life links to their websites. Really well done, really useful, and really cool.
Announcement from Chris McCue -
Blog: GoodWorksMedfield (http://goodworksmedfield.blogspot.com)
1st Post: A home for Medfield nonprofit news
So here’s what it’s about: a blog specifically for helping our Medfield non-profit and grassroots groups get the word out about all of their “Good Works”. Our community newspapers & Patch do a super job, but I thought having one online location for just local, non-profit news & events would be very helpful and supplement efforts by our well-established media outlets.
I’d love it if you could help me spread the word around town about the blog – especially among our various community groups. In the next day or two, I’ll be compiling an e-mail list of my own local contacts, but given your positions in town, and/or relationships to many of our beloved Medfield nonprofits, I thought I’d start with you first.
All feedback & suggestions on the blog are welcome too! I do plan on setting up a Gmail account specifically for the blog so that people can send me info. That’s next on my list.
From Friends of the Dwight-Derby House, Inc. -
Dwight-Derby House Kicks off First Thursdays
Kitchen Concert Series
Medfield, MA–On Thursday, May 2, from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm, The Friends of the Dwight-Derby House will be kicking off the summer season with the first of its Kitchen Concert Series featuring Shane Wood and Neil Kruszkowski of the Shane Wood Jazz Trio.
The events, held at the Dwight-Derby House at 7 Frairy Street in Medfield, will be part of “First Thursdays” and will help to raise funds for the next phase of restoration of the house: installation of a working kitchen.
Tickets for this fun and intimate gathering are $25 per person and will be sold at the door. Ticket price includes everything but the kitchen sink: beer and wine tasting provided by Larkin’s Liquors, delicious finger food furnished by The Jeep Grill and superb piano, sax and vocals by the dynamic and talented duo, Shane and Neil, who have been playing jazz gigs for over 20 years.
Join us for good food, good music and a good time.
The Dwight-Derby House will also be open for tours from 4 pm to 7 pm that same day. Come experience colonial history in the heart of Medfield. The house, a National Register of Historic Places property, is a fine example of a mid-century 1700s home resting in a setting that has not been altered much by the ravages of time.
Or simply stop in to pick up unique gifts for the special moms in your life. We carry the best in local and natural products! Our gifts will help make mom’s day memorable. The gift shoppe will be open from 4 pm to 7 pm.
The Friends of the Dwight-Derby House is a citizen’s group established to support the active use, restoration, maintenance and preservation of this historic property. Today, it continues to raise funds through grants, individual and corporate donations, and sale of memorabilia. The donation of time, talent and effort by many local volunteers has also contributed to its restoration.