Monthly Archives: December 2019

“5-Minute” Townwide Master Plan Visioning Survey

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5 Minute Townwide Master Plan Visioning Survey

Where we are in the process: The process starts with this “Community Conversation” (in person at the 10/20 forum and online via this survey) where input from residents, business leaders, and town officials is solicited. This stakeholder input will result in a Vision and Goals document which will form the foundation for the plan. The TWMP Committee and consultant team are also doing an inventory of existing resources which will result in an Inventory and Assessment of Existing Conditions of the Town’s resources (second piece). The third and final piece of the process is the creation of an “Implementation Plan” to guide town officials over then next 10-20 years.

This survey is an opportunity for you to participate in this process. It is estimated that it will take you less than 5 minutes to respond to the questions.

Continue to Survey Monkey

Tonight – Dale Street School Workshop

From Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke –

Please Join the Town of Medfield, Medfield Public Schools and the Dale Street School Building Committee for a Community Educational Visioning Workshop Monday, December 9, 2019 6:00PM – 8:00PM Dale Street School Cafeteria, 45 Adams Street, Medfield, MA Come help us begin the Educational Programming Phase for the new Dale Street Elementary School. With the help of our Educational Planner, David Stephen of New Vista Design and Educational Planner, Emily Grandstaff-Rice of Arrowstreet, we as a community will collaborate, explore and shape Medfield’s educational vision for the new school. In turn, we will begin to define how to best manifest this vision into the architecture of the school. DALE STREET SCHOOL PROJECT Agenda:  MSBA Process and educational Visioning Overview  Priority Goals for the New or Renovation/ Addition School  21st Century Teaching and Learning  Design Patterns  Guiding Principles  Discussion of Options  Recording of the Dale Street School‘s Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities and Goals as Connected to the School’s Design Goals

Zullo Gallery

Original and future Zullo Gallery –

zullo original bld

zullo to be



is our official name – it means our primary purpose is focused on

serving the public interest – the common good

along those lines…we could use your help.




Dear Friend of the Zullo Gallery,

Who would have thought that when the Zullo Gallery was created 31 years ago to simply bring art into Medfield it would evolve from its humble beginnings into the arts center that it is today?

The success of the Gallery has been made possible because of generous support from thousands of individuals and organizations. Annual gifts from people like you are what allows the gallery to keep its doors open and to operate on a day-to-day basis. Here are just a few specific examples of how annual giving has had an impact on the gallery and art in our community over the past year:

* Five art exhibitions including our 25th Annual Juried Exhibition; a special one month Student-Faculty show; an exhibit centered around the very accomplished artist and Massachusetts College of Art and Design instructor, Irena Roman, and six of her most talented students titled The Ripple Effect; and, our very successful November-December Holiday Exhibit featuring more than 100 works from eleven artists priced at $375 or less.

* Live music performances, including resident trumpeter Tom Duprey; a Jazz Jam with Medfield HS alumni and former music director Doug Olsen; a Songwriters Festival; and, a Live Music Holiday Celebration show featuring a cappella, bluegrass, jazz, folk and acoustic musicians from Medfield and nearby towns.


* Hundreds of children and adults served by art classes taught by talented art instructors.

* Zullo First Thursday gatherings – our monthly celebration of the arts, and Summer Thursdays on the rooftop deck, that helped to create a sense of community.

The gallery has grown to become a home for the arts that works hard to support emerging and established artists, present live music performances, add cultural enrichment to the town, inspire youth and adults through art classes, and serve as a town wide gathering spot.

As we head into our 32nd year, we seek to further develop our programs, permanently expand our open hours, and make needed improvements to our facility – but we need your help!

Our work supporting and promoting the arts depends upon the financial support of many individuals.

Please consider making a donation to the non-profit Zullo Gallery Center For The Arts today.

We greatly appreciate your generosity.

Yours in art,

William F. Pope

Executive Director


The Zullo Gallery Center For The Arts Charitable Trust is a fully recognized tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code



Inaugural MFi Legacy Fund grant wins MCAP a huge Federal grant


The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund Grant Presentation Ceremony
(Pictured from left to right) Todd Trehubenko, MFi Legacy Fund Co-Chair; Christian Donner, Friends of the Medfield Rail Trail; Dawn Alcott, Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP); Jean Mineo of the Cultural Alliance of Medfield; Chris Cahill, MFi Legacy Fund Co-Chair

Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund Grant Pays Huge Dividends to Medfield

 When the Medfield Youth Outreach team from Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) submitted a grant request to the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund team to hire Bright Solutions Consulting to review and assist with writing MCAP’s federal Drug Free Communities grant application, it seemed like a long shot. Those involved all believed that the goal of making Medfield a recognized Drug Free Community was worth pursuing.

The Legacy Fund team took a chance on MCAP and awarded it a $5,000 grant in November 2018 and MCAP immediately went to work with the consultant on their federal grant application. The grant request was submitted in early 2019 and the team waited for the big announcement. On November 6, 2019 it was announced that MCAP was awarded a FY 2019 Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant in the amount of $625,000 paid over five years by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This grant will allow the coalition to hire a full-time prevention coordinator who will carry out evidence-based strategies aimed at preventing youth substance use in the Medfield community, services that have been proven to reduce substance abuse in other towns.

“The MCAP coalition owes the success of the DFC grant application to the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund grant, which allowed MCAP to hire an experienced grant writer,” said Chelsea Goldstein-Walsh LICSW, the Interim Director of Medfield Youth Outreach. “We are looking forward to launching a proactive and comprehensive effort to decrease youth substance use and promote wellness in the community.”

The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund is an endowment established for the long-term benefit of the Medfield community which will also engage in annual grant-making to support community-driven projects. “This is exactly how we see the funds from the Legacy Fund being used to benefit Medfield,” said Todd Trehubenko, co-chair of the MFi Legacy Fund. “We think of the grants we can provide to be like an accelerant, helping add fuel to help grow programs and services that benefit Medfield residents.”

The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund’s fundraising goal of $1,000,000 will enable the fund to grant annual funding requests. They are currently looking for founders/investors to help build the endowment which will enable this level of giving back to the community.


About Medfield Foundation

The Medfield Foundation (MFi) is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of Medfield residents, build a stronger community, and facilitate the raising and allocation of private funds for public needs in the town of Medfield. Since its inception in 2001, the Medfield Foundation has raised over $2,300,000 (Yes, two million three hundred thousand dollars!) to support community-wide initiatives in Medfield.

MFi was founded based on the realization that some residents were interested in contributing more than town taxes to support projects and services that would enrich life in Medfield. You are urged to go to to learn more.


For more information please contact:


Todd Trehubenko, MFi Legacy Fund Co-Chair





Evan Weisenfeld, MFi President


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