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Angel Run T-shirts


Register for the Angel Run by 11/3  at  to get a T-shirt.

$25 for the most family fun Medfield has to offer.

Get the prerace training instructions at MFi’s Facebook page.

Grab your family and friends, and all run together on 12/7.


History Day trolley tours Saturday

This from MEMO -


“Art, Culture and Mystery; the life-style of Medfield’s Rich and Famous”.


On Saturday, June 14, 2014 Medfield’s Annual Discover Medfield History Day, sponsored by M.E.M.O, will launch from a new starting point, the Lowell Mason House on Green Street. Parking will be available next door at the Hinkley Swim Pond parking lot. This years theme is entitled “Art, Culture and Mystery; the life-style of Medfield’s Rich and Famous.” Six tours, lasting one hour each and beginning on the hour starting at 9:00 AM, will take place aboard Boston’s Old Town Trolley. The final tour will leave at 2 PM. Conducted by Town Historian Richard DeSorgher, those on the tour will meet the following who have played a part in Medfield’s culture and history as they ride through the town including: the founder of public school music in America, Massachusetts’ youngest selectman and learn about his tragic death, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his Medfield visit, the inventor of the roller skate, Alice Roosevelt, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Mayor James Michael Curley, Evelyn Byng, Walt Disney, the architect and designer of Colonial Williamsburg, George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Medfield’s richest and economically and politically most powerful person known as “The Colonel,” the Founder of Medfield, the first public school teacher in America, the first President of the University of Vermont, Nathan Hale and his “I regret I have but one life to give for my country,” William Tilden, the founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, cellist Pablo Casals, Isabella Stuart Gardner “Mrs. Jack Gardner,” artist John A.S. Monks, President Grover Cleveland and his Medfield visit, concert master, B.S.O. musician Charles Martin Loeffler, famed landscape artist George Inness, famed Impressionist artist Dennis Miller Bunker, feminist and America’s first female author Hannah Adams, musician James Carroll Bartlett, debutante Brenda Frazier and the Splendid Splinter Ted Williams.


Tickets are available in advance at Needham Bank on Main Street for any one of the six hour-long tours. Tickets will also be available on Saturday, June 14, the day of the event at the Lowell Mason departure site, if not sold out. Ticket prices are $9 for adults and $6 for seniors and children under age 12

MFi’s Angel Run registration open

Registration is now open for the 2013 Medfield Foundation Angel Run. Register now at

Registration is Now Open!

Register by November 8th

New this year: Registration for the 2013 Medfield Foundation Angel Run is all online this year and is easier than ever. Learn more about the race or register today by visiting us at Register by November 8th at the Early Bird rate of $25.00 per person and receive a long sleeve Angel Run t-shirt. Registrations received after November 8th increase to $30.00 and will not receive a t-shirt.

Also, please help us spread the word by forwarding this email and posting about the Angel Run in your social media. Everything you can do to help spread awareness benefits the Medfield community as the proceeds from the Angel Run help support Medfield families in need.

Register Now

The Angel Run is Presented by

Thank you
As always we couldn’t do what we do or help as many families in need as we do without the very generous support from the following organizations. Please show them how much you appreciate their support by utilizing their businesses and telling them you heard about them from the Medfield Foundation.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Needham Bank, our platinum sponsor West Mill Smiles and our other sponsors including: Acres of Green Landscaping, APC Pest and Termite, HYP Studio, Dedham Bank, JL Musto, Dunkin Donuts, Kaplansky Insurance, Middlesex Savings Bank, Sports and Physical Therapy Associates, Thomas Family Dental and Wills Hardware.

Disc Golf Tournament 6/8

A Day at the Beach:
Disc Golf Tournament
Saturday – June 8th, 2013
1 PM to 5 PM
Hospital Hill Fields
44 Hospital Road | Medfield, MA

On June 8th, kids and adults of all ages will gather to play Frisbee Disc Golf and
enjoy the outdoors. Fun, games and frisbeethrowing clinics will also be part of this charitable event. Proceeds go to Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) to support educational initiatives for substance abuse and prevention in the

Special prizes will be awarded for best Hawaiian shirt. Bring your tropical vibes
and beach attire. Kan Jam, Cornhole, beach volleyball, and other summertime sand classics will be enjoyed by all. Come to enjoy music, food, and fun!
Don’t forget to bring your Agame for the tournament; top finishers will
receive prizes from Noon Hill Grill, Blue Moon, Donut Express, Zebra’s, and
other sponsors. There will be tournament Tshirts for sale at the event.

What is Disc Golf?
Played much like traditional golf, Disc Golf involves throwing a Frisbee disc instead of a ball and clubs.  The goal is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws. Players start from a tee area and throw their Frisbee disc to a “hole” (an elevated metal basket). Players try to navigate the 9 hole course in the fewest amount of throws as possible while enjoying the challenge of negotiating the environment they are surrounded by.

Players will register in teams of up to 4 members. Tee times on the course will be assigned and the schedule emailed to participants, with time preference priority given to preregistrants.

Parking is easy and free.

Register online at
Registration price is:
● $10 for students & kids
● $20 for adults
Your donation for the Albert B. Lester Memorial Disc Golf Tournament goes to support initiatives for
substance abuse prevention in the community.
For more information call Ben Lester @ 5082458088,
Registration Form Albert
B. Lester Memorial Disc Golf Tournament (“A Day at the Beach”)
NOTE: Registration is online at Please only use this form if
you are having trouble with the online form!
Team Name: _______________________________________
Preferred Tee Time (between 1:00 and 4:00): ___________
Payment Method (circle): Dropoff
Mail Day of Tournament
Team Captain: _____________________________________ Student/child Adult
Team Member #2: ___________________________________ Student/child Adult
Team Member #3: ___________________________________ Student/child Adult
Team Member #4: ___________________________________ Student/child Adult
Contact’s Email: ___________________________________________________
Contact’s Phone: ___________________________________________________
Please include $10 for each kid/student and $20 for each adult in cash or check.
Total Enclosed Contribution: $___________
Make check payable to: Medfield Foundation MCAP.
Your donation goes to support initiatives for substance abuse prevention in the community.
Thank you!
Mail to: Ben Lester, 28 Hartford St, Medfield MA 02052
Additional players may be matched if team contains less than a foursome.
This form available online at

2013 Medfield Foundation volunteers of the year

2013 Medfield Foundation volunteers of the year at the reception on 3/10/13 at The Center

2013 Medfield Foundation volunteers of the year at the reception on 3/10/13 at The Center

At the reception on Sunday, March 10 at The Center, the 2013 Medfield Foundation volunteers of the year were recognized for their extraordinary volunteer service.

Pictured in the front row are Beth Eby, Al Manganello, Ann Thompson, and Katrina Simon, and in the back row are Rick Abecunas, Cynthia Greene, Michelle Doucette, Greg Lyons, Emily Monac, and Rich McKinney.

All those nominated for recognition and those people that suggested them for recognition spoke about the volunteer work they are doing.  Kathy Simon commented that “we were so impressed with all the volunteers. It was uplifting to see what an amazing group
of people we have in Medfield. Makes me proud to live here!”  Patti Garofalo remarked that “it’s quite a special event for everyone who attends.  We all leave there feeling happier and very proud of our town for cultivating such terrific, kind people/volunteers.”


Congressman Joseph Kennedy honored the four volunteers of the year with flags flown over the Capital in their honor, and Representatives Garlick and Winslow and Senator Timilty joined together to provide them proclamations from the legislature.  Selectman Mark Fisher also presented them honors for the town.

The Medfield Foundation raises private monies for public purpose in Medfield, $1.4 m. to date, and has also been specially recognizing individual volunteers since 2008.

Veterans Day Assembly

Blake Middle School held a truly remarkable assembly this morning to honor all veterans, but especially Vietnam era veterans.  The new Vietnam Veterans Plaque was unveiled at the end- see the photo.

Principal Nat Vaughn presided with just the right touch to keep things moving along and to keep them profoundly emotionally moving at the same time.

About to be Eagle Scout, Sam Marble both lead the pledge of allegiance and also described how he created, permitted, and built the new patio that will eventually house the plaque in front of the school.

Former teacher John Parsons presented the gift of a flag that he had flown in Afghanistan and Iraq.  He was assisted by BMS head custodian and Vietnam vet Bob Kadehjian.  What a wonderful experience for the students to both hear from a former teacher and to see Bob through the lens of a different light.

Frank Iafolla delivered an extremely poignant speech recounting his first hand experiences graduating from MHS in 1967 and going into the Marines during a war that was not popular with many.

The town’s stellar Veterans Service Officer, Ron Griffin, woke up and energized the students with a loud greeting a la Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietnam.  Ron delivered moving explanations of the names on the plaque, the two 19 year olds who were killed in Vietnam (Stephen Hinkley and Peter Kristof), and the many who have since died.   Ron reminded each class of the other dedications of plaques to veterans of which they have been a part, and he had them literally talking back to him as they recalled each.  He was having a personal conversation with all 700 students in the gym at once.  Ron handled his talk with verve, solemnity, and mastery of the task.  Most importantly, he had those gathered acknowledge and honor the veterans who were present.  There about a dozen Vietnam vets and about two dozen other vets attending.

The final speech was by BMS teacher Deb Manning, who shared the story of her father, an Air Force pilot killed in Vietnam when she was a toddler.  Her account was incredibly moving and heart  wrenching at the same time.

The students and all present were treated to a remarkable event.  We were all reminded that freedom is not free, not without a cost, a cost paid by our veterans, and that we have our veterans to thank for that freedom.
Medfield TV recorded the assembly, and you are encouraged to seek it out.  It was a moving experience.

MHSAA concert 8/3 – public invited

The Medfield High School Alumni Association asked me to post the following notice -


Over the years, the Medfield school system has produced a wealth of musical talent! 

You’ll be able to see for yourself at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 3 when the Medfield High School Alumni Association (MHSAA) hosts a special alumni performance at the Blake Middle School Auditorium.

Note: This event is open to the public and not just alumni!

About the concert:

– It will honor the late Robert D. Hersee, long-time MHS music coordinator, and dedicate the auditorium plaque honoring him.

– It will feature a two-hour musical revue comprised up of MHS alumni, including some members of the current MHS Band and Jazz Band.

–  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased via this form on the MHSAA Website (or at the door):

– All proceeds go to the MHSAA to support its goals (such as MHS scholarships), and are tax deductible.

Questions on this event- please contact