Posted onNovember 16, 2022|Comments Off on Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund’s 2021 grantees’ report
Legacy Fund Grantees Report
Grantees of the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund’s latest 2021 round of grants reported to the Medfield Foundation board and the Legacy Fund founders at a meeting this past Monday evening at the Public Safety Building.
Friends of the Medfield High School Theatre Societyreported on the new cyclorama purchased with its grant which was installed at the back of the stage in the MHS auditorium, allowing for better performances. “The replacement of the MHS auditorium cyclorama allows students to engineer complex lighting scenarios; offers those performing a more complex atmosphere in which to tell their stories; and enhances the visual quality of shows for Community members who attend performances.”
Medfield Outreach used its grant to commission a survey of town needs, data designed to focus Outreach’s strategic plan. Outreach Director Kathy MacDonald reported on the survey and its results. “In the winter of 2022, Medfield Outreach began work to complete a community needs survey and create a five-year strategic plan for the department. What you see on these tabs is the result of that almost six month long undertaking.”
Sustainable Medfield used its grant to further publicize and share its mission promoting sustainability with town residents – “1. Provide residents a one-stop resource of Medfield-specific ACTIONS to improve our environment and reduce our carbon footprint. and 2. Connect community groups to network and collaborate on sustainability.”
About the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund The Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund Is a professionally-managed endowment created to support community-driven projects. Volunteer-run and designed to complement the initiatives of Medfield organizations, the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund raises funds from the community and makes grants to established non-profit organizations through a competitive process. For more information or to contribute to the Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund, please visit https://www.medfieldfoundation.org/legacy-fund.
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Posted onJuly 14, 2022|Comments Off on Medfield Decarbonizers 7/20 at 7:30 pm
From Fred Davis –
Hi MEC members and friends —
Now is the time for more and more Medfielders to be decarbonizing, so I hope you will attend and please invite three neighbors:
Webinar via Zoom Wed, July 20th at 7:30 pm
A (new) panel of non-expert Medfield residents will be sharing about their decisions and experiences going EV, PV, HP. Their non-expert perspectives provide our best resource for influencing others. Your engagement will be helpful!
This is the time for more and more Medfielders to be decarbonizing.
Attached is the flyer, and seriously, please explicitly invite at least three of your neighbors.
Helen Dewey is doing a great job pulling this together, please support!
‘Dead something:’ Heavy rain leaves Charles River reeking of death
NATICK, Mass. —
“Love that dirty water”?
Not so much these days if you’re upwind along the Charles River in several Metrowest towns. Residents in Medfield, Dover, Sherborn and Natick say the river smells of something putrid and foul.Advertisement
“Dead something,” one resident described.
The stench accompanies dead fish and an oily sheen on the water’s surface. The Charles River Watershed Association said they think they know what’s causing it.
“The investigation is concluding that it’s probably more natural,” said Emily Norton, executive director of the Charles River Watershed Association.
The runoff from recent heavy rains has gathered pollutants such as fertilizers and oils, and that is leading to bigger problems in the river.
“In this case, it appears that the impact is such that it caused the river in that area, the Stop River, to be completely depleted of oxygen. And fish do need some level of oxygen to survive,” Norton said.
The dead fish, scientists think, is responsible for the foul odor and the oily sheen on the river is from the fish decomposing.
Posted onJune 4, 2021|Comments Off on Arbor Day celebration yesterday
Select Board Chair Michael Marcucci reads the Arbor Day proclamation yesterday afternoon, while the Brownie Troop that arranged for the two cherry trees to be planted in front of the post office look on and then mulched the trees. The DPW’s Robert Kennedy, Jr. assisted the Brownies with the mulch.
Pam McCarthy and Kate Holmes, the Leaders of Brownie Troop 82076 stated:
“The girls felt special, and so happy to get together (in person, hooray!) as a group to do something meaningful for the town. Those beautiful cherry trees will be there for years to come, and I’m sure each time they drive by, they will fondly remember that those are ‘their trees.’ And we, as their parents, will take pride in thinking the same! What a wonderful way to wrap up the school year for them!”
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