Category Archives: Medfield State Hospital

Medfield awarded state cultural planning grant

The town received a notice this week that it had been awarded a state planning grant for developing a cultural arts facility at the former Medfield State Hospital site. A rendering of one possibility is shown below.

This from Jean Mineo –

DBVW Architrects-cultural arts center

Medfield has been awarded a $30,000 planning grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, a state program that fosters the growth of the creative economy by supporting building projects in the nonprofit arts, humanities and sciences. Medfield received one of 35 planning grants across the state. The grants require a 1:1 match. There were also 63 capital grants for a total of $9.3 million in awards that will generate at least another $9.3 million in private investment in cultural facilities.

The Town approved $25,000 toward the required grant match at the Annual Town Meeting last week. The Cultural Alliance of Medfield has committed to raising the balance for the $115,000 project to complete schematics and apply for historic tax credits. If you’d like to help, you can make a donation at their website www.MedfieldCulture.org or read more about their exciting plans on their link to the Medfield State Hospital. Contact Jean Mineo at 617-877-5158 or JeanMineo@aol.com with any questions.

To see the grants:
http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/facilities/facilities_fundinglist.htm#Boston

 

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Run Registration Closes 5/3

From Susan Maritan –

 

New Life 5k

ATTENTION!  There are only 8 days left to register on-line for the New Life 5k!

Do you LOVE the Angel Run? Then we think you’re going to LOVE New Life Furniture Bank’s “1st Annual New Life 5k Trail Run”.

This fundraising event will be held at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 5th at the scenic Medfield State Hospital grounds. The event is open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to RUN, JOG OR WALK in this family-friendly event.

To register or for additional information, go to newlifefb.org.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 3RD. Last minute registration WILL BE open on the morning of the event.

New Life 5k – entry fee jumps Friday

 

From Susan Maritan –

The 5k registration fee for the run goes up on Friday, so we want to let people know NOW is the time to get the Early Bird pricing.

New Life 5k

Register Now for New Life’s 5k Walk/Run

Registration is open for New Life Furniture Bank’s “1st Annual New Life 5K Trail Run” on the grounds of the scenic Medfield State Hospital on Saturday, May 5th at 9 AM. The event is open to avid runners, joggers, or walkers looking for a beautiful spring stroll. This fun event is a great way to get out of the house and stretch your legs after a long winter while raising funds for New Life.

The event registration link is open at newlifefb.org. Register now because there are only about 50 free shirts left for the early registrants, and because the race fee, if paid on or before APRIL 5th, is $25; after April 5th it will be $30.

 

100% of the proceeds will benefit New Life Furniture Bank of MA.

For those runners interested in getting an official time, RaceWire is providing chip timing, and for those interested in fun and relaxation, there will be post-run refreshments and DJ music!

 

 

 

New Life 5K Fundraising Run/Walk

From Susan Maritan –

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New Life Announces 5K Fundraising Run/Walk

Come join your neighbors and the supporters of New Life Furniture Bank of MA as we host our “1st Annual New Life 5K Trail Run” on the grounds of the scenic Medfield State Hospital in Medfield, MA on Saturday, May 5th at 9 AM. Whether you are an avid runner, jogger, or a strolling dog walker, this fun event is a terrific way to get out of the house and stretch your legs after a long winter.

The event registration is now open: newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun. The race fee, if paid on or before April 5th, is $25; after April 5th it is $30.

 

100% of the proceeds will benefit New Life Furniture Bank of MA.
For those runners interested in getting an official time, RaceWire is providing chip timing, and for those interested in fun and relaxation, there will be post-run refreshments and DJ music!

New Life 5k

New Life’s 5K

This from Susan Maritan –

Registration is Open for New Life’s 5K Fundraising Run/Walk

New Life Furniture Bank is excited to announce its 1st Annual New Life 5K Trail Run. This fundraising event will be held at 9 AM on Saturday, May 5th at the scenic Medfield State Hospital grounds in Medfield, MA.

Come out for a day of competition and fun in the fresh air at a beautiful and natural venue for the area’s most avid runners, walkers and everyone in between. (Pets welcome too!) The New Life 5K Trail Run is open to the public, and all ages are encouraged to run, jog or walk in what promises to be an annual family event not to be missed!

Registration is open now! The first 200 registrants will receive a free t-shirt. To register or for additional information, go to www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun.

New Life Furniture Bank is a 501(c)3 non-profit that collects high-quality gently-used furniture and household essentials and makes them available at no cost to individuals and families in extraordinary need.

New Life has made a difference in the lives of thousands of people transitioning from a homeless environment, victims of fire, military veterans and refugees, among others.  Visit us at newlifefb.org.

New Life 5k

MSH site reopens 9/15

Photo by Victor Cevoli

It was reported last night at the Board of Selectmen meeting by Assistant Town Administrator, Kristine Trierweiler, that the Medfield State Hospital site should reopen to residents on or about 9/15, after filming by 20th Century Fox winds down and concludes.

At Kris’ suggestion, the town also opted to accept the return of the site in its improved condition, rather than requiring the lessee to return the site to its prior condition.

MSH STM 1/8/18

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Photo by Victor Cevoli

Special Town Meeting for Medfield State Hospital Planned for 1/8/2018

The Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee’s current best estimate continues to be that the special town meeting (STM) at which residents will be asked to decide on the Medfield State Hospital use and zoning issues will be held on January 8, 2018.

The annual calendar for the Board of Selectmen that I posted yesterday contained a Feburary 2018 place holder date for that STM, which was a misstatement.  Adjust your ski plans accordingly.