Posted onAugust 31, 2022|Comments Off on September Office hours are postponed a week to Friday, 9/9/22
Office Hours this Month are 9-10 AM on September 9
Due to The Center getting ready for the September 6 primary election, my September office hours at The Center are taking place from 9-10 AM on Friday September 9 instead of the usual first Friday of the month.
Please come by to talk about any Town of Medfield issues.
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Posted onAugust 26, 2022|Comments Off on Dance Festival at Bellforge Arts Center 9/11
From Stacey David, Director of Marketing & Communications, Bellforge Arts Center –
BELLFORGE ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES FALL DANCE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
(Medfield, MA):The Bellforge Arts Center announced today the schedule for their fall Dance Festival on Sunday, Sept. 11, from noon to 5:00 pm. This free event will showcase performances by professional companies, plus interactive workshops in a variety of dance forms and booths hosted by area studios, companies, and dancewear suppliers with information on classes, performances, and more. The family-friendly event is open to all. The schedule includes:
12:00-12:45: BoSoma Dance Company performance (contemporary)
The Bellforge Dance Festival is sponsored in part by Pantos Project.
A variety of food options will be available for purchase during the afternoon. For more information, or to apply for booth space if you are a dance studio, company, or dance-related retail shop, visit bit.ly/BellforgeDance. The festival’s rain date is Sept. 10. For directions and parking information, please visit bellforge.org/getting-here.
The Bellforge Dance Festival is one of many free concerts, festivals, and events organized by Bellforge for the summer. Attendees are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy this outdoor event. For more information about the Bellforge Arts Center, including a schedule of upcoming programs and events, please visit www.bellforge.org.
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From Stacey David, Director of Marketing & Communications, Bellforge Arts Center –
BELLFORGE ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES MARTIN SEXTON CONCERT
(Medfield, MA): The Bellforge Arts Center is pleased to present an afternoon of free live music on Sept. 17 with Martin Sexton and special guest Pete Muller & The Kindred Souls. National Academy of Songwriters’ Artist of the Year award-winner Martin Sexton is a singer-songwriter who blends soul, gospel, country, rock, blues, and R&B. He released his tenth studio album this year and says he is “touring with what Rolling Stone calls his ‘soul-marinated voice,’ acoustic guitar, and a suitcase full of heartfelt songs.”
Sexton is joined by Billboard’s Top 20 singer-songwriter quartet Pete Muller & The Kindred Souls, who will be sharing their own special brand of magic. Pianist Muller tours regularly and has made appearances at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Jazz Open in Stuttgart, Germany, and the Telluride Jazz Festival in Colorado. Pete Muller & The Kindred Souls will be opening the show at 3:30pm, with Sexton following at 4:30. Doors open at 3:00.
Various food options and a full bar featuring Patrón Tequila will be available for purchase. Audience members are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the outdoor concert. To register for free tickets, visit bit.ly/BellforgeMartinSexton. For directions and parking info, visit www.bellforge.org/getting-here. The concert’s rain date will be Sept. 18.
Martin Sexton with special guest Pete Muller & The Kindred Souls is one of many free concerts, festivals, and events organized by Bellforge for the season. For more information about the Bellforge Arts Center, including a schedule of upcoming programs and events, please visit www.bellforge.org.
Posted onAugust 23, 2022|Comments Off on Medfield Town Moderator is Reaching Out: Can We Talk?
From Town Moderator, Scott McDermott –
Medfield Town Moderator is Reaching Out: Can We Talk? Scott McDermott using a series of Open Forums and Open Letters to connect with the community. He has important appointments to make and would like to have ‘a conversation with the town.’
I have 6 or 7 appointments to make (4 SBC and perhaps 3 to WC), so it is an important time for me to have a conversation with the town.
Attached is the pdf. version of my first Open Letter. Here is a link to the Letter on the town website:
I appreciate any promotion on this effort. And, beyond the focus on the upcoming appointments (which are important), I also want to listen, learn, and discuss two other topics: (i) Town Meetings of the Future; and (ii) Power of Volunteerism in Community.
Posted onAugust 17, 2022|Comments Off on Rte. 109 construction starts Friday & will take a week
This alert this afternoon from the DPW –
DPW 2022 Projects
Summer 2022 Roadway Projects
Main Street (Route 109) from Brook Street to the Dover Town Line / Brook Street from Main Street to Green Street
Paving is scheduled to begin on Friday, August 19 and take approximately one week until completion. Prep work will begin the week of August 15. Construction will take place during the day; traffic delays are anticipated and we encourage drivers to seek alternate routes.
Summer Sounds will offer not only a great line up of alternative rock, dark wave, and pop punk artists, but also a variety of food options from Ribpublic BBQ and a full bar featuring Patrón Tequila, all at the site of the new Bellforge Arts Center on the former Medfield State Hospital campus. Free tickets and more information, including musical clips from each of the artists, can be found online at https://bit.ly/SummerSoundsAug. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the outdoor concert.
Summer Sounds is one of many free concerts, festivals, and events organized by Bellforge for the season. For more information about the Bellforge Arts Center, including a schedule of upcoming programs and events, please visit www.bellforge.org.
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The Bellforge Arts Center is a new multi-arts complex being built on the grounds of the former Medfield State Hospital to support artists, expand cultural opportunities, and nurture the creative community. Bellforge currently offers outdoor concerts, festivals, and community events, along with over 200 miles of nature trails and outdoor recreation space. Once fully renovated, the center will also offer visual and performing arts studios, arts education, a 300-seat performance venue, and more.
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Posted onAugust 15, 2022|Comments Off on Tier 5 now – hand held hose use now prohibited
Water Conservation Restrictions
Current Water Conservation Status: Tier 5 – All nonessential outdoor water use (including watering with a handheld hose) is prohibited, due to the current drought status in our region. All residents and businesses are encouraged to reduce their water use.
Medfield is now subject to a Tier 5 water use restriction due to the ongoing drought in our area. The state has declared a Level 3 – Critical Drought for the Southeast Region, which Medfield is a part of, and requires a Tier 5 water restriction. All nonessential outdoor water use is prohibited. More information about the state’s drought declaration is available here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/drought-status
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions, please contact the Water Department at 508-906-3004 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about Water Restrictions:
When elevated restrictions are in place, nonessential outdoor water uses that are subject to mandatory restrictions include:
Irrigation of lawns via sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems;
Washing of vehicles, except in a commercial car wash or as necessary for operator safety;
Washing of exterior building surfaces, parking lots, driveways or sidewalks, except as necessary to apply surface treatments such as paint, preservatives, stucco, pavement or cement.
The following uses may be allowed when mandatory restrictions are in place:
Irrigation to establish a new lawn and new plantings during the months of May and September;
Irrigation of public parks and recreational fields by means of automatic sprinklers outside the hours of 9am to 5pm;
Irrigation of lawns, gardens, flowers and ornamental plants by means of a hand-held hose, except during a Tier 5 restriction.
Water uses not subject to mandatory restrictions are those required:
For health or safety reasons;
For the production of food and fiber;
For the maintenance of livestock;
To meet the core functions of a business (for example, irrigation by plant nurseries as necessary to maintain stock).
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