Category Archives: Children

Proposed Child Care Center

Proposed Child Care Center

A child care facility has been proposed for 75 High Street, a fairly narrow lot on which the land slopes up steeply from Rte. 27.  The area is zoned residential, but under the state statute, child care facilities are exempt from local zoning, just as are religious and educational uses, so the facility can locate there subject to reasonable health and safety strictures imposed by the Planning Board on site plan review petition.

Today I was provided a copy of the plans, and I thought that there will be many who will want to see those plans, so I uploaded them here.

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MFi camp fund launched

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The Medfield Foundation launched a fund this summer to provide camp for needy kids in town, and passes to the swim pond.  Importantly, the camp allows their parents to work.  Please help send all the needy Medfield kids to camp!

Help send a child in need to camp this summer

Did you know there are many lower income families living in Medfield who can’t afford many of the basic necessities in life and who depend on local resources such as the Medfield Food Cupboard, Massachusetts Energy Assistance and even the funds raised through the Medfield Foundation Angel Run? This is an especially difficult time of year for some of these families as they try to figure out childcare for the summer? These families want to send their kids to camp but simply can’t.

That’s where you come in. The Medfield Foundation has been helping raise funds to help Medfield since 2001 with projects such as the original high school turf field, the Dale Street playground, the Angel Run, the Kingsbury Grist Mill and the Straw Hat Park. MFi is now launching a special fundraising effort to help send kids to camp and purchase family passes to Hinkley Pond for local families in need.

A small donation now can make a big difference in the lives of these kids. Our goal is 200 families donating $50 each. Your generosity and support are much appreciated.

Donate Now!

Thank you,

The Medfield Foundation

 

MFi camp/swim pond fund needs $

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The Medfield Foundation program to send Medfield children to camp or the swim pond this summer has had a good start, but needs donations.  The MFi is looking to raise $10,000 (200 donations of $50) – the MFi has $1,775 in hand – sponsored campers say thank you.

This is an especially difficult time of year for some local families who want to send their kids to camp but simply can’t.

A small donation now can make a big difference in the lives of these kids. Your generosity and support are much appreciated. Can we count on you to help?

Please donate Now!

https://www.networkforgood.org/donati…/ExpressDonation.aspx…

Send a Medfield child to camp

From the Medfield Foundation, Inc.

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Attention Medfield Residents!

Help send a child in need to camp this summer.

This is an especially difficult time of year for some local families who want to send their kids to camp but simply can’t.

MFi is launching a special fundraising effort to help send kids to camp and/or purchase family passes to Hinkley Pond for local families in need.

A small donation now can make a big difference in the lives of these kids. Our goal is 200 families donating $50 each. Your generosity and support are much appreciated. Can we count on you to help?

Donate Now!

https://www.networkforgood.org/donati…/ExpressDonation.aspx…

Parental skills training tonight

From Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) yesterday –

All parents welcome

You are welcome to attend and bring other parents/adults who care about Medfield youth with you.  If you could tweet about this, post to your facebook pages, blogs, share from Medfield Youth Outreach’s facebook page or MCAP’s it would be so very helpful.  This is coming together quickly due to the needs of hurting parents in the community and literally just gained final approval this evening.  This rose organically from the community. Let’s get behind it and spread the word!

Medfield Youth Outreach

 

Open Invitation For All Parents:

St. Edward Church of Medfield warmly welcomes Jim McCauley, LICSW, from Riverside Trauma Center for an evening where parents can develop their skills in navigating conversations with youth about depression and feelings of hopelessness. The Regional MetroWest data supports that youth are reporting more stress and that some have reported depressive symptoms and thoughts of suicide (MWAHS, 2016).  Parents have been reaching out community wide for ways to have meaningful conversations with their youth about these issues and to find pathways to build greater support in the community.

This evening is sure to be a dialogue to empower Medfield families in navigating these discussions and finding resources for the future.

 

Please join us on TUESDAY, JUNE 20TH AT 7PM AT ST. EDWARD CHURCH.  For more information please contact St. Edward Church: 508-359-6150 or amosheabrooke@stedward-ma.org.

Childcare available for ages 4+.

 

RSVP here

 

All community parents are welcome.

 

Girl Scouts take on dog waste

Keep Medfield Free 01 Dog waste By Girl Scout Troop 85257 HI we are Troop 85257 we are working on a proiect to complete our Bronze Award. A Bronze Award is the third highest award a girl scout can earn latter silver and gold). For our proiect we are informing people about the imponance 01 picking up their dog's waste to help inlorm we are doing booth's at Wheelock and Hospital Hill we will have a game and better inform people about the the problem's dog waste can cause ii not picked up. we hope you can come and support us and dates are listed below. PLEA'S£ VISlT 6V.t Btl()nl t:JIJ 3lJNE Stl> - rAM Td llAM AT U6SPITAL. UIL.L. 3lJNE 'l'TU - rAM T6 llAM AT WUEEL.6t:.IC FIEL.l>S If this dog can do it so can you. May 18, 2017 Dear Board of Selectmen, Thank you so much for meeting with Troop #85257. Our troop is grateful you took the time to meet with us. We are looking forward to helping Medfield by informing people about picking up their dogs waste. We hope this project will be a success at Hospital Hill, Wheelock, and around town. Our hope is that more people will be informed about this problem and will pick up their dog's waste. Thank you again for helping us and the environment. Sincerely, Troop #85257 rKanna 0'LCA.Jjw;~. ~201705170GS-ltr from_Page_2

Linda Frawley, MFi volunteer awards nominee

Tracey Rogers nominated Linda Frawley for the 2017 Medfield Foundation volunteer awards mainly for her work with Girl Scouts, but also for her All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) and Medfield Coalition for Public Education (MCPE) service.

This was Tracey’s nomination:

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LINDA FRAWLEY

St. Francis would tell his disciples, “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”  I begin my nomination for Linda with this quote as I can think of no better way to convey her lead-by-example style and dedication to Medfield Girls Scouts (MGS) over her 13 year involvement.

During this period, Linda has served in many capacities.  Most notable was her six year tenure as Service Unit Manager where she was responsible for both the day-to-day operations and long-term planning for MGS.  Each year MGS typically encompasses nearly 400 girl scouts and their familes and over 75 adult troop leaders.  Additionally, Linda has served as a troop/patrol leader (12yrs), community service coordinator (3yrs), treasurer (3yrs), CORI coordinator (5yrs) and she has organized the following events – end of the year Bridging ceremony for Scouts (5yrs), the parent/volunteer appreciation dinner (3yrs), encampment for over 100 scouts (4yrs) and MGS’ 100th anniversary celebration in 2016.

As you can see, Linda is a doer.  No job is too big or too small for her.  Her efforts have increased awareness of the benefits of scouting to Medfield families and within the overall community.  This is why MGS is one of the largest and longest running service units in the Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ organization.

Linda has taken the principles of a national organization that is steeped with tradition and shaped them into a relavent and vibrant LOCAL girl scout organization that meets the needs of girls ranging in the age from five to 17.  She accomplished this by developing a program that offers scouts a range of opportunities to grow as individuals and at their own pace as well as one that equally supports adult troop leaders working with scouts in the field.

But more importantly, Linda has made a true impact on the lives of the girl scouts themselves.  Even with all her managerial responsibilities, Linda maintained her role as patrol/troop leader for her daughter’s grade as she never lost sight of the importance of working directly with the girls and the significance of her time with her daughter, Hannah.  Under Linda’s guidance, 17 scouts in the Class of 2016 bridged to adults and eight of the scouts earned Gold Awards – the highest award a girl scout can attain.

The benefits of a strong and active MGS to the Medfield community are numerous.  MGS is an organization that is open and accessible to all Medfield girls. It is an organization that is collaborative and works to improve the common good.  For example, MGS is one of the largest supporters of the Medfield Food Cupboard, organizes the annual Spring clean-up at Wheelock fields, visits regulary at Upham House, Tilden and COA.  Linda’s work has built MGS into what it is today – an organization that Medfield non-profits have come to depend.  When she retired last year, she left in place an infrastructure and culture that will support MGS for many years.

When I think of Linda the following expressions come to the forefront – gets the job done, breath of fresh air, sigh of relief and tireless worker.  With these characteristics in mind, please accept my nomination of Linda Frawley for MFi’s Volunteer of the Year.  Given the longevity, scope and lasting results of her work in the Medfield community, she is truly the most befitting choice for this award this year.