Monthly Archives: February 2013

Building Committee at BoS

The Building Committee presented its plans for the new DPW garage to the Board of Selectmen at last night’s meeting.  This time they are providing lots of cogent information about why this building and why it is in this particular configuration.  See its materials at the Building Committee’s website –

MFi volunteers for 2013

Medfield Foundation 2013 Volunteer Recognition

4:00 PM, Sunday, March 10
The Center

The Medfield Foundation is pleased to announce that this year the following Medfield people  were nominated by fellow residents for special recognition for extraordinary volunteer efforts:

Youth Volunteer of the Year
Katrina Simon

Katrina Simon for work with the Mass. Alzheimer’s Assoc., MYAC, China student  exchanges, Chinese Club at MHS, Downtown Study Committee, political campaigns, and The Zullo Gallery

Greg Lyons
Greg Lyons for tutoring work at the Medfield High School math lab, MHS Community Teens, P&C Sports

Emily Monac

Emily Monac for therapeutic horseback riding work at BiNA Farm, MHS Community Teens, and HOBY Youth Leadership

Volunteer of the Year

Beth Eby

Beth Eby for her work with the Medfield Food Cupboard, and her support and advocacy for tennis

Rick Abecunas
Rick Abecunas for his work with the Lowell Mason Foundation, Green Street & Dale Street Playgrounds, Soup to Go Medfield,     Scouts,   Medfield Music Assoc., & ANGP

Michelle Doucette

Michelle Doucette for her work with the American Legion Auxiliary, Dwight-Derby House, Veterans Day celebration, Home     Committee

Cynthia Greene

Cynthia Greene for her work with the Medfield Energy Committee, LWV. SEPAC, & Town Bylaw Review Committee

Rick McKinney

Rick McKinney for his work as scoutmaster of Troop 89 and Cub Scout Pack 200, Thunder Hill 4H, &  Youth Lacrosse

Lifetime Achievement

al manganello, jr
Albert Manganello, Jr. for his work with all things related to veterans, the Cemetery Commission, Legion Baseball, Little League, Memorial Day Parade, Children’s Christmas Party

Ann Thompson photo
Ann Thompson for her work in town government, the Library Trust Fund, Home Committee, Girls Scouts, MHS Boosters, St. Edward’s, Knitting for Cancer, and Medfield TV

BoS 2/26/13

Tuesday February 26, 2013 @7:00PM
Permanent Building Committee Discuss proposed town garage, safety building and Dale Street Masterplan


These fit so well they should be in a dictionary.

A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.

A place where women curl up and dye.

The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead.

A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.

Mud with the juice squeezed out.

Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.

Cold Storage.

Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.

An insect that makes you like flies better.

A grape with a sunburn.

Something you tell to one person at a time.

A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.

The pain that drives you to extraction.

One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.

An honest opinion openly expressed.

Something other people have,
Similar to my character lines.

BoS agenda for 2/19/13

February 19,2013, @7:00PM

7 :00 PM FY 2014 Budget Review
Fire Chief William Kingsbury

7:15 PM FY2014 Budget Review
Police chief Robert Meaney

7:30 PM Permanent Building Committee
Tom Erb, Chairman; update on proposed Town Garage, Safety Building and Dale Street  Masterplan – NB – Building Committee has cancelled and asked instead for a special meeting on 2/26/12
First Parish Unitarian Universalist respectfully requests a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for a Fundraising Dinner to be held on Saturday March 9, 2013 in the Church Hall

Request from the Hannah Adams Woman’s Club for a one-day wine and malt beverage permit for event on Tuesday March 5,2013 at the CENTER




A little Jewish grandmother gets on the crowded bus and discovers that she doesn’t have correct change for the fare.

The driver tries to be firm with her, but she places her hand delicately over her chest and murmurs, “If you knew what I had, you’d be nicer to me.
He caves in and lets her ride for free.

She tries to push her way down the crowded aisle, but people won’t move over for her. She finally places her hand delicately over her chest and murmurs,
“If you knew what I had, you’d be nicer to me.”

The crowd parts like the Red Sea and lets her down the aisle.

She gets to the back of the bus , no seats and looks significantly at several people, none of whom take the hint and get up to offer her their seat.
Once again she places her hand delicately over her chest and murmurs,
“If you knew what I had, you’d be nicer to me.”

Several people jump up and insist that she sit down and ride in comfort.

A woman  leaned over and said to her, “I know this is none of my business, but what is it that you’ve got, anyway?

The little Jewish grandmother smiled and said, “


The Power of a Bible Thumping Woman

An elderly woman was returning home from a Thursday mid-week service at her local church.  As she unlocked her door, an intruder startled her.

She caught the man in the very act of robbing her home of its valuables and yelled,

‘STOP! Acts 2:38!’

The burglar stopped in his tracks.

The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

As the officer handcuffed the man to take him to gaol, he asked the burglar, ‘Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was quote a scripture to you.’

‘Scripture?’ replied the burglar. ‘I thought the lady had an axe and two 38’s!’

Biblical Footnote The Book of Acts Chapter 2, Verse 38 says : Repent and be baptized, in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven.

The Little Old Italian Lady

A little old lady goes to the doctor and says, ” Doctor, I have this problem with gas, but it doesn’t really bother me too much. They never smell and are always silent. As a matter of fact, I’ve farted at least 20 times since I’ve been here in your office. You didn’t know I was farting because they don’t smell and are silent.”

The doctor says, “I see. Take these pills and come back to see me next week.”

The next week the lady goes back. “Doctor,” she says, “I don’t know what the hell you gave me, but now my farts … although still silent… stink terribly.”

The doctor says, “Good! Now that we’ve cleared up your sinuses, let’s start working on your hearing.”



Three older ladies were discussing the problems of getting older. One said, ‘Some times I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand, in front of the refrigerator, and can’t remember whether I need to put it away, or start making a sandwich’.

The second lady chimed in, ‘Yes, sometimes I find myself standing on the stairs and can’t remember whether I was on my way up or on my way down.’

The third one responded, ‘Well, I am glad I don’t have that problem; knock on wood, ‘as she rapped her knuckles on the table.  She looked up and said, ‘That must be the door, I’ll get it!’

Funny Little Old Lady Church Signs

  • · Thursday, at 5pm, there will be a meeting of the Little Mothers Club. All ladies wishing to be Little Mothers please meet with the vicar in his office.
  • · The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind and they may be seen in the church basement on Friday afternoon.
  • · For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
  • · Remember the annual spring cleaning of the Parish Hall this Saturday. We need lots volunteers to join the work crew. We have a long list of items to be cleaned. The WIDOWS will need extra attention.

Getting answers during storms

I had a call from someone last Saturday evening looking to get information on when their street would be plowed (it was not plowed until Sunday morning because the person who usually plows it on Saturday had to deal with a broken fire hydrant and flowing water on Hillcrest).  My caller had only called me after calling the police station.

This morning I asked Bobby Kennedy, Jr. about the best way for people to get questions answered by the DPW during a storm, and he said that during the storms that he always checks in with the police dispatcher, so the best course is to call the police station.