Category Archives: Teens

Volunteer of the year

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The Medfield Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2017 Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards will honor the following extraordinary individuals for their remarkable volunteer services in the Town of Medfield. There were six nominees for the volunteer of the year, but only four separate nominations as there were two pairs nominated. There were two youth nominees, one lifetime achievement nominee pair, and one person was nominated twice.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
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Jim Schwartz and Patti Schwartz for their combined 77 years of service to the BSA, 46 years of it in Medfield, for Medfield Boy Scout Troop 89.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
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Tracy Fedak and Tracey Rogers for chairing, running, and inspiring the hugely involved and successful All Night Graduation Party (ANGP) for the past 3 years.
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Linda Frawley for 13 years of lead-by-example service organizing and leading the 400 girls, aged 5-17, in the Medfield Girl Scouts.
nancy-irwin-mary-pat-mcsharryNancy Irwin and Mary Pat McSharry for creating and running the SWAP area at the Transfer Station for the past 8 and 4 years, respectively.
Jean Mineo

Jean Mineo for founding the Cultural Alliance of Medfield, the Holiday Stroll, implementing the Straw Hat Park, and working on the Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee.
YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
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Lily Doctoroff for organizing Bigger than Bullying, starting a Gender Equality Club, and working with the Medfield’s Vine Lake Preservation Trust, Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee, New Life Home Refurnishing, National Honor Society, and Medway Family Shelter.

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Anne Phipps for helping build a school in Kenya, assisting at a camp for seriously ill children, volunteering for Project Teamwork, Student Council, Medfield Cares About Prevention, peer tutoring, Dean of Students Advisory Board, Putting for Patients, Medfield Food Cupboard, and Digital Learning Day.
Special Recognition:

  • Lily Doctoroff is the 2017 Youth Volunteer of the Year.
  • Jean Mineo is the 2017 Volunteer of the Year.
  • Jim Schwartz and Patti Schwartz receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award.

All these extraordinary volunteers will be celebrated and feted at a reception to be held on Sunday, March 19 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at The Center on Ice House Road, Medfield, to which the public is invited.  At the March 19 reception, each nominator is asked to introduce their nominee, and each nominees is asked to share and describe what it is they do and why they do it.  In the past, those stories and vignettes have been interesting, and at times both magical and moving.

Brothers Marketplace generously sponsors the MFi Volunteer Awards, and support is also received from The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation.

 

Angel Run opportunity

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This from the Angel Run –

The MFi Angel Run is looking for a volunteer to chair the Publicity Coordinator position. This person will coordinate press releases, social media and other marketing activities. This is a two year commitment with the first year working directly with the current chair with the goal of transitioning the role fully in the second year. The role requires approximately 1-2 hours per week August – December. If you are interested, please email Rose Colleran (rosecolleran@yahoo.com) for additional information.

MHS Jazz at Lovell’s & Blue Moon this weekend

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MHS Jazz at Lovell’s & Blue Moon this weekend

 

The jazz will be flowing from the greenhouse and bakery!  Take a break from holiday craziness and cold temps, and stop into the colorful greenhouse at Lovell’s Nursery on Saturday, Dec. 10, or take in the warmth and great aromas at Blue Moon on Sunday, Dec. 11, to hear some music from members of MHS Jazz Band!  The students will be fundraising for their trip to Cuba in April. All donations are welcome; checks should be made payable to Medfield Music Association (receipts available on site).

 

Lovell’s Nursery (greenhouse) w/hot cocoa & candy canes!

Saturday, Dec. 10 – 1:30 to 3 p.m.

 

MHS Jazz performers:

Francis Brooke

Brigitte Cronin

Dana Cruickshank

Micah Grinnell

Nolan Melia

Joe Pagliazzo

Justin Plakias

Brendan Tormey

Jack Wagenseller

 

Blue Moon

Sunday, Dec. 11 – 9:30-10:30 a.m.

 

MHS Jazz performers:

Melanie Baime

Gavin Connolly

Julie Han

Kyle Infantino

Patrick O’Connor

Dan Stromland

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2016 Angel Run race results

 

Angel Run race results
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The Results are In!

What a difference 24 hours makes. Natasha was surely smiling down on all of us yesterday for the 11th annual Angel Run. It was a beautiful day and another very successful event. Thank you to everyone that volunteered, donated or participated.

A proper thank you will be coming out soon but for now we have received a number of requests for how to find out finish times. You can view your time on Cool Running.

We will be sending out more information on how to get copies of photos and more. If you haven’t already done so, we ask that you Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter so you can get important updates. So for now, on behlaf of the Medfield Foundation, thank you!

 

See Race Results

 

 

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Angel Run – noon tomorrow

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Don’t Miss the Angel Run!

There’s Joy to share,

An event to remember:

Get your bells and your bib

Wear your Wings, your Antlers or Holiday gear

It’s that Festive Time of Year!

There will be hot cocoa and Christmas Carols

Beautiful Bells and Jazz Ensembles.

You can walk or you can run

For 5K or ‘til you’re done.

Bring the kids, the dogs and Gran,

Call your friends and make a plan.

For Charity and for Fun –

This Sunday,

It’s the Angel Run!

 

Leanne LaBelle 2016

 

Join Us!  December 4, 2016 at 12:00pm

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Veterans Day Breakfast – Wow!

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The Medfield veterans were poignantly honored on Veterans Day with the now annual Veterans Day Breakfast at The Center, thanks to soon to retire Veteran Service Officer Ron Griffin, which included entertainment by the Singing Trooper, Dan Clark, in the bottom photo.  Dan Clark is one great, professional, polished show, that would be well worth viewing the show on Medfield TV (click here).

All Viet Nam veterans were thanked and honored by a reception line composed of ten town officials for their service with a Presidential Proclamation, a pin, and a sticker, as part of the 50th year celebration of the Viet Nam War era veterans – about forty Viet Nam veterans were specially honored.

Service to the veterans was provided by the students from the Medfield High School group Warriors for the Warriors, seen standing in the top photo.

Please vote “NO” on legal marijuana

Reasons legal marijuana is not good:

  • Marijuana’s long-term negative impact on youth. Use by adolescents can impair brain development, reduce academic success, and lower IQ. Marijuana is also associated with susceptibility to long-term mental health issues (e.g., paranoia, depression, suicidal thoughts, and schizophrenia) and heart attacks.3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
  • Marijuana can be addictive. The earlier someone begins using marijuana, the higher their risk of addiction –one in six users who start under age 18 become dependent; 25-50% of teen heavy users become addicted.1
  • Marijuana’s potency is greater than in the 1970s. Marijuana products available today range from 5% to85% THC (the psychoactive part of marijuana). This includes edibles (candies, cookies, sodas). Highly concentrated marijuana is more likely to be associated with addiction and the negative health consequences in young people seen in recent years.2
  • Marijuana dependency is associated with addiction to other drugs. In a prospective study, marijuana use was linked to a 6.2 times higher risk of developing a substance use disorder. The younger marijuana is used, the higher the rates of addiction to marijuana and to other drugs, including opioids.11,12
  • Where marijuana is legal, young people are more likely to use it. Since becoming the first state to legalize, Colorado has also become the #1 state in the nation for teen marijuana use. Teen use jumped 20% in Colorado in the two years since legalization, even as that rate has declined nationally.13,14, 17
  • Colorado saw a 49% increase in marijuana-related emergency room visits during the two years after marijuana was legalized (2013-14) compared with the prior two years. 14, 15, 16, 17
  • Increased accidental marijuana use by young children. Marijuana infused products such as gummy bears, candy bars and “cannabis cola” are often indistinguishable from traditional products and attractive to children, placing them at significant risk of accidental use. 14,16, 17

Footnotes:

1Comparative Epidemiology of Dependence on Tobacco, Alcohol, Controlled Substances, and Inhalants: Basic Findings From the National Comorbidity Survey,”
Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 1994;

2Potency trends of Δ9-THC and other cannabinoids in confiscated cannabis preparations from 1993 to 2008. J Forensic Sci., 2010.

3Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A., 2012.

4“Impact of adolescent marijuana use on intelligence: Results from two longitudinal twin studies,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America;

5Cannabis use and depression: a longitudinal study of a national cohort of Swedish conscripts. BMC Psychiatry, 2012.

6Marijuana Use and High School Dropout: The Influence of Unobservables. Health Econ., 2010.

7Proportion of patients in south London with first-episode psychosis attributable to use of high potency cannabis: a case-control study. The Lancet Psychiatry, 2015.

8Daily use, especially of high-potency cannabis, drives the earlier onset of psychosis in cannabis users. Schizophrenia Bulletin., 2014.

9Marijuana use in the immediate 5-year premorbid period is associated with increased risk of onset of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders. Schizophrenia
Research, 2015.

10Adverse cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, and peripheral vascular effects of marijuana inhalation: what cardiologists need to know. Am J Cardiol.,
2014.

11Cannabis Use and Risk of Psychiatric Disorders: Prospective Evidence From a US National Longitudinal Study. JAMA Psychiatry, 2016.

12Young adult sequelae of adolescent cannabis use: an integrative analysis. 2014.

13“20 percent increase in youth marijuana use,” WSAV, 1/13/2016; SAMHSA National Survey on Drug Use and Health, December 17, 2015;

14“The Legalization of marijuana in Colorado: The Impact,” Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, September 2015.

15“Marijuana Tourism and Emergency Department Visits in Colorado,” The New England Journal of Medicine, 2/25/2016.

16The Implications of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2015.

17“The Legalization of marijuana in Colorado: The Impact,” Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Vol. 4, September 2016.

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MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION: What Does Ballot Question 4 Mean?

  • Sets no limits on potency of marijuana products. Ballot question 4 specifically authorizes marijuana edibles (products like candy bars, gummy bears, “cannabis cola,” etc.), oils and concentrates.
  • Severely limits municipalities’ (and the state’s) ability to limit the nature and presence of the marijuana industry in their communities. Ballot question 4 potentially invalidates any state or local rule deemed “unreasonably impracticable.” Municipality must allow marijuana retail businesses in an amount at least 20% of the number of alcohol package stores – unless voters pass an ordinance or bylaw by majority vote. 94G, s. 3(a)(2)(ii).
  • Sets no limit on the number of stores that can sell marijuana statewide or number of operations to grow or manufacture marijuana and marijuana products. As written, ballot question 4 prohibits communities from enacting meaningful numerical caps on the number of marijuana stores (or types of marijuana businesses) except if explicitly authorized by special city/town referendum.
  • Mandates that communities must allow retail marijuana stores to open in any “area” that already has a medical marijuana dispensary. Additionally, it grants existing medical marijuana facilities the right to enter the recreational market at the same location—i.e. convert their dispensary into a “pot shop.” If ballot initiative is enacted in November, then any existing or future medical dispensary is guaranteed cultivation, manufacturing and retail licenses for recreational sales until a 75 quota is reached. Ballot initiative SECTION 10 and 11.
  • Bars communities from restricting “home grows.”
  • Sets the tax rate very low, meaning little or no net revenue benefit. Ballot question 4, prohibits host agreements that require marijuana businesses to pay anything over and above whatever costs are directly attributable to their operation. This would limit the amount of money a community could collect from “pot shops”.
  • No protections against drugged driving. Evidence shows that marijuana use impairs driving but there is no standard test to clearly identify a person under the influence of marijuana.
  • No provisions for data collection and research. This would limit the ability of Massachusetts to determine the impact of commercialization of recreational marijuana on our communities and our state without significant costs to taxpayers.

**Commercialization of marijuana will result in increased access to marijuana by our young people. This coupled with decreased perception of harm associated with marijuana use as a result of the “normalization” of marijuana products, including candies, cookies, and sodas, will increase the likelihood that MA adolescents will use marijuana.**

Sources: “What legal marijuana in Mass. would mean for your town,” Boston.com, 4/22/2016; “Medical pot dispensaries get first crack at licenses, exemptions under referendum,” CommonWealth, 5/24/2016; http://www.mass.gov/ago/docs/government/2015-petitions/15-27.pdf
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