Angel Run Reminder – Register by 11/3


Time is Running Out

Early Bird Registration Closes November 3rd. Don’t miss your chance to get an Angel Run T-Shirt

Have you heard the news? The Angel Run is spreading its wings! Recently the USA Track & Field Association came to Medfield and certified the course as an official 5K. As a result the starting line has been moved to Medfield High School and the post race party will be in the Blake Middle School cafeteria giving us more room and getting rid of that annoying bottleneck that always happened at the one main door. Runners, walkers and strollers will still follow just about the same course as in years past and can expect to see all their favorite decorations and entertainers on the route!

What can you do? Register today for $25.00 per runner at Medfield Foundation and start guessing what color this year’s shirt will be. Please also consider a donation to the Medfield Foundation and put a special message on the back of that t-shirt. All donations really help us achieve our goals. Runners registered by November 3rd get the Angel Run t-shirt included with their registration.

Proceeds from the race help Medfield families in need. This is a perfect way to kick off the holiday season with a good deed and a great run/walk. We hope to see you on Sunday, December 7th at 2pm with bells on!


The MFi Angel Run Committee
The Medfield Foundation is very pleased to announce that Needham Bank is the Presenting Sponsor for the 2014 Angel Run. By supporting Medfield through the Angel Run, Needham Bank is helping our community. Please consider Needham Bank for your banking needs to thank them.




The Medfield Foundation, Inc. is Medfield’s community foundation created in 2001 to raise private monies for public purposes in the Town of Medfield.

Pipeline grant application deadline is 11/21

The Cultural Alliance’s $1,000 grant for the artistic re-use of the old pumps from the MSH has an application deadline of 11/21 -

Medfield Cultural Council

A non-profit organization


Call for Ideas: PIPELINE

Ideas Competition: PIPELINE
Deadline: Nov. 21, 2014, 5 pm EST
Site Visit: Sat. Sept. 13, 10 am


Dazzle us with your creative ideas to re-use massive cast iron water pump components for functional items like seating or bike racks, way-finding and signage, or sculpture. One winning entry will receive $1,000.

The project will celebrate the quirky anomalies and rich history of the abandoned state mental hospital in Medfield, MA. The goal is to bring the winning idea to life and connect residents and visitors to the new park, hiking trails, river vistas, and history of the area.

Click Inventory for pump images and dimensions. Note: this does not include all components, and designs are not limited to these materials.

Eligibility: Open to anyone anywhere. Teams are encouraged to include an artist, architect and/or a design professional.

Selection Criteria: • innovation and originality of ideas • potential for implementation • creative choice and re-use of materials • safety and feasibility • artist qualifications and professionalism • appropriateness to site(s) • maintenance requirements

To Apply Email a one-page idea proposal and a one-page visual description or image, with no name or identifying information in PDF format. Label your files LastName_Idea or Visual. Include a resume/CV (jury review only) to before 5 pm EST on Nov. 21, 2014.

For More Information Join us on a walking tour of the site, see the pumps, and re-imagine the new park area on Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 10 am. 45 Hospital Road, Medfield MA. Wear sturdy shoes and bug spray! Or if you cannot join us for the tour, click here for the garden plan. Click here for more history about the Hospital.

Sept. 1: Call for Ideas
Sept. 13: Walking Tour
Nov. 21: Deadline
Dec. 1 – 31: Display at Medfield Library and at
Jan. 16: Notification
Feb.: Budget and Conservator review
2015: Fund raising
2016: Fabrication and installation

Questions? Email

Generous support provided by

Rocklandtrust.200 Art in Public Places is an initiative of the non-profit Medfield Foundation, Inc. to enhance Medfield’s public spaces through temporary or permanent art works, installations or programs. Applicants agree that Art in Public Places has the right to display and use submitted text and images for educational, promotional and publicity purposes. Art in Public Places reserves the right to accept one or more submittals or reject any or all submittals received in response to this Call and to waive informalities and irregularities in the proposals received.

Check out the tools at the Library

Check out the tools at the Medfield Library

This from the library -


Here’s a quick paragraph talking about the new tools and items we have added to the adult collection recently. The children’s room has also added a whole slew of toys and games for check out as well.

The Medfield Library has recently added tools and other exciting items to our collection and is looking to expand these tools even further. We currently offer several practical tools to help around the home: Magnetic stud finders, a laser leveler tool, a thermal leak detector, and plug in meters to monitor electrical usage. At the start of the last summer, the Medfield Library also added a seed exchange and several gardening tools and soil testers that can be checked out. We are currently accepting donations of viable vegetable and flower seeds from patrons and community members to offer at the start of spring. In addition to practical tools, we have also added some fun tools and toys: ukuleles, a USB piano keyboard, metal detectors. puzzles, board games, ghost detecting meters, and even IpadMinis. The Medfield Library is constantly trying to add new and interesting items, services, and programs. Check by often for new stuff, or let us know what we can add that would benefit the community.
Matthew Costanza
Circulation Supervisor
Medfield Public Library
Medfield, Massachusetts 02052
508-359-4544 x8007


Chief Robert Meaney of the Medfield Police Department gives his officers 4-5 locations each week to work on monitoring for speeding. Last week he said they had Pine, West, Pound x Main, Pound x Saunders.  The locations are based on both complaints he receives and locations that he knows are issues.  So if  you have a speeding issue in your neighborhood, let the Chief know.

MBTA service to Foxboro

Hi Medfield Selectman & Town Administrator

You may or may not be in the loop on this.  I got a call a week ago from a Selectman in Foxboro who mentioned that they were at a meeting where the MBTA mentioned the expansion into Foxboro.  This will have a big impact on WALPOLE and likely a BIG impact on Medfield.  We have made a series of calls to the MBTA – who have not called us back.  But it looks like the MBTA is planning to move ahead.  I have also asked Walpole Town Administrator to reach out to Michael Sullivan.

Thank you

Mark Gallivan

Chair Walpole Selectman



three stories from last week

another mentioning 8 trips a day – and the MBTA buying the old freight line

Article in the Sun Chronicle

This from the Medfield Food Cupboard -

Medfield Food Cupboard Places Donation Bin in Library

Several months ago the Medfield Food Cupboard food donation bin was removed from the entry of Shaw’s Supermarket. It was a corporate mandate, and the Medfield Shaw’s had no alternative but to comply. Since then, the residents of Medfield have been eagerly awaiting the identification of an alternative donation site.

The Food Cupboard is pleased to announce that there is now a food collection bin at the Medfield Public Library. The hope is that residents will adapt to this new location quickly.

“For many years the Food Cupboard relied on the donations that residents left at Shaw’s,” said Martha Sherman, Vice President of the Medfield Food Cupboard. “This food a reliable supplement to the food collected through local food drives and church collections. In the past few months, however, since the bin was removed, we at the Food Cupboard definitely noticed the decrease in donations.”

Medfield residents are asked to continue to support the Food Cupboard by placing unexpired, unopened food in either the bin at the library, the basket in the lobby of the United Church of Christ (not at the doorway, please) or in a collection bin at one of the other Medfield churches.

Donations may include soup, canned chicken, canned tuna, pasta sauces, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, raisins, and canned fruits and vegetables. Please do not leave food donations in the Shaw’s exit.

The volunteers at the Food Cupboard deeply appreciate the kindness of donors. “The kindness we see from Medfield residents and businesses is truly heartwarming,” continued Sherman. “We could not operate without the generous donations of our supporters.”

Community food drives have been the mainstay of the Food Cupboard for many years. This fall the Medfield schools are conducting food drives, and in November the Girl Scouts will be in the Shaw’s parking lot distributing both blue shopping bags and “needs lists” to shoppers. They will collect donated food from shoppers when they exit the store.  All of these efforts help to keep the Food Cupboard a robust pantry – one that offers a large variety of food to its clients, particularly as the holidays approach.

If you are interested in conducting a food drive in your neighborhood, at your place of business, or in another venue, please contact Abby Marble, Food Drive Coordinator at 508-359-5370 for tips, timing, and delivery assistance.

The volunteers of the Food Cupboard would like to thank all of those who have helped over the years. “When we all work together,” added Sherman, “we can make a difference for those who need a little extra support.”

Town House phone working

The Town House phones were working again, as of about an hour ago, per an email from Kris.