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Peak House Pantry & White Elephant Sale 11/22

Medfield Historical Society (Est. 1891)

Don’t Miss the
Peak House Pantry
& White Elephant Sale

Saturday, November 22
–>9 am – 1 pm<–
Peak House
345 East Main Street

You’ll have to arrive early if you want to get there before Elizabeth Mann, who is always awarded the honor of first in line at the Peak House door.

Pick up home-baked pies, quick breads and cookies as well as a wedge of sharp Vermont cheese, and browse the white elephant tables for treasures and novelties.

Special Collector’s Items at the White Elephant Sale

We ‘ll have about 40 holiday plates (boxed and in perfect condition) from B&G, Haviland, Royal Copenhagen, and Hummel.


Food and White Elephant Donations

If you have a recipe for Aunt Minnie’s to-die-for pecan pie, Grandma’s Snickerdoodles, Mom’s nut bread or a new Bon Appetit recipe that you’re eager to try, then why not take this opportunity to bake for a good cause?

Any food items as well as last-minute treasures you’d like to donate for the White Elephant Sale can be dropped off at the Peak House on Friday, November 21, 2014, between 2 pm and 4 pm.

All proceeds support the ongoing maintenance of the Peak House.

We’ll see you there!

Angel Run car parkers

The parking lot shift is from 1-2:30PM.  If you are able to help, please go to this link to sign up.  THANKS!

The Angel Run Needs Your Support!

See the Patch article


The Angel Run Needs Your Support!Mark your calendars! The Medfield Foundation Angel Run is taking place Sunday, December 7th at 2pm.  Last year we had 1,200+ registrants.  We are hoping this ye…
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Is any one interested?

Dear Community Partner:


The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is currently accepting applications for commissioner positions on the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women, which was established through legislation filed by Senator Karen Spilka and signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick on October 1, 2014.


The MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women will serve to provide a positive and effective voice for women and girls within the region, broadening the reach of five previously established commissions in Massachusetts. The MetroWest Commission will be comprised of nine commissioners who will study, review, and report on the status of women and girls in the MetroWest area. Commissioners will be responsible for evaluating the status of women in the Metrowest region and offering policy recommendations to advance women’s opportunities and equality.  The findings of the MetroWest Commission will be issued in an annual report to the MCSW and elected officials.


The MCSW welcomes applications from individuals with experience of the challenges facing women and girls in the region and a commitment to advancing the work and mission of the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women. The nine volunteer commissioners will serve staggered terms. The initial terms will range from one to three years, and subsequent terms will be for a period of three years. An inaugural event for the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women will be held in January 2015. For appointment in January, applications are due December 1, 2014, after which applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications forms may be requested by contacting the MCSW office at 617-626-6520 or


Please let us know if you have any questions or can make any recommendations by contacting our office at 617-626-6520 or We look forward to working with you to ensure an effective MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women.



Jill Ashton



Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women

Charles F. Hurley Building

19 Staniford St, 6th Floor

Boston, Massachusetts, 02114


Dover cell tower dates postponed

This notice this afternoon from the chair of the  Dover ZBA -







At the request of the Applicant the Site Walk and balloon float, which had been indefinitely postponed, and the adjourned Hearing, which had been rescheduled to November 19 2014, at 6:00PM at the Dover Town House, ARE BEING RESCHEDULED AGAIN.


The  new Site Walk, balloon float and Hearing dates, places and times are :


(a) the Site Walk and balloon float have been rescheduled for Saturday, December 6 at 10:00 AM at the entrance to the property adjacent to 24 Evergreen Street in Medfield; and


(b)  the continued Hearing has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 7:00 PM, at the Dover Town House.



Notice of the revised schedule will be posted at Dover Town House and on the Dover Town Webpage and at the entrance to the lower hearing room at the Dover Town House where the original hearing was opened.





Site Walk and balloon float –   have been rescheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 10:00 AM at the entrance to the property adjacent to 24 Evergreen Street in Medfield; and


Adjourned Hearing – has been continued until Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 7:00 PM, at the Dover Town House.

Energy drink dangers for kids

Energy drinks may cause seizures, heart problems in young kids.

NBC Nightly News (11/16, story 7, 1:40, Holt, 7.86M) reported, “We’re back now with a new warning about the popular energy drinks and the potential danger they present when they get into the hands of young children.” NBC News medical contributor Natalie Azar, MD, explained, “Researchers looked at records from 55 poison control centers over a three-year period and found more than 5,000 cases of energy drink exposure,” nearly all of which were unintentional. Additionally, more “than 40 percent involved children under the age of six.”

Bloomberg News (11/17, Cortez, 1.94M) reports that some of the children who drank energy drinks ended up “suffering seizures and heart problems.” Individuals “of all ages with underlying health conditions should be vigilant about the heavily caffeinated beverages…said” Steven Lipshultz, MD, chairman of pediatrics at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. The study data were presented over the weekend at the American Heart Association conference.

HealthDay (11/17, Doheny, 5K) reports, “Some energy drinks have up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine per serving, Lipshultz said, compared to about 100 mg or 150 mg in” the average cup of coffee.


Here is another shot of Michelle Doucette’s luminaries for veterans.

Vets & forced arbitration

From the American Association for Justice -



This Veterans Day, we honor the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women of the U. S. Armed Forces by issuing a call to preserve and strengthen laws promoting their financial security by stopping forced arbitration. Take Action

When members of the military are serving our country, they should not be burdened by financial stress back at home, but their financial security is threatened by forced arbitration – an injustice that corporations bury in the fine print of financial documents to ensure they will never be held accountable in a court of law if they violate laws like the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) can put control back in the hands of America’s service members by eliminating forced arbitration in financial disputes and restoring their ability to defend their rights in court. Contact the CFPB asking it to ban forced arbitration in consumer financial services and products. Take Action

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