Category Archives: People

Office hours this Friday

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Selectman Office Hours this Friday

I hold regular monthly office hours at The Center on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM and will be there this Friday.

Residents are welcome to stop by to talk in person about any town matters.

Residents can also have coffee and see the Council on Aging in action (a vibrant organization with lots going on). I can be reached via 508-359-9190 or this blog.

 

Please note the numbered Post-Its on the sign above, which were created after one Ralph Parmigiane yelled at me one month for taking too long talking with someone when “people were waiting” to talk with me.  I had not been aware that Ralph was waiting to talk with me, but the issue he raised was real, so I added “Ralph’s numbers” so I could be aware when people were waiting.  In perfect Ralph fashion (loud, brusque, opinionated, but lovable) he made what I was doing better.  I will miss him.

Ralph’s wake is tomorrow evening from 4-8 PM at Roberts Mitchell Caruso Funeral Home and the funeral is a graveside service w/ full military honors on Friday Feb 7th 10am at Vine Lake Cemetery.

Eagle Scouts Alexander Fedak & William Maritan

BSA Alexander Fedak & William Maritan-ESCOH

Alexander Fedak & William Maritan receiving Eagle Scout recognition on November 30 at the UCC

Thank You from the 2019 Angel Run Team

 

Thank you from the 2019 MFi Angel Run Team
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Angel Run

Dear Angel Run Nation,

You did it again! You came out in good cheer and with bells on to make the 2019 Medfield Foundation Angel Run a great success!  Because of your participation, those in our community who need some extra assistance will have their needs met. The generosity of time, talent and enthusiasm from all is the reason we put this event on year after year. Together we are building a stronger Medfield and truly helping our fellow community members.

 

We Need Your Help!

As you probably know, the Angel Run is organized by volunteers from the community and we cannot do it without people being generous with their time and skills. As we like to say, “the Angel Run doesn’t run itself!”

After six years as a co-chair of the Angel Run and the person behind the amazing decorations and entertainment on the race course, our Race Course Coordinator has now retired. We are looking for a new Race Course Coordinator to pick up and run the effort. This is a critical leadership role for the Angel Run for someone with great project management and organizational skills.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities

  • Corporate Sponsorships team
  • Decorations team
  • Post-Event Party team
  • Publicity team
  • Race Course Coordinator
  • Registration & Reporting team
  • Shirts & Bibs team

We have an experienced group of leaders and a great team that work closely together and will help any new volunteers with any questions. And don’t worry, we only meet in person to kick-off the planning and to do a wrap-up so you won’t be bogged down by lots of meetings.

We’d love to have your involvement. Please email us at angelrun@medfieldfoundation.org and let us know if you would like to help or if you have any questions.

 

Photos of 2019 Event

MFi has a Flickr site with high resolution photos available for you to download at no charge. There are over 1,300 photos for you to explore as well as a “Best of 2019” album. And if you have any photos, be sure to upload them so everyone can benefit!

Thank you Jeffrey and Kristina Bunce and MFi Youth Leader John Shelley for the great photos.

 

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Go to Flickr to see hi-res photos from the 2019 Angel Run

 

In addition, RaceWire, the company that provided the timing system at the event, took photos at the finish line. Be sure to check them out to see your finish photo!

angel run 2019 group of photos

 

Race Results

If you haven’t already done so, you can view your race results on RaceWire as well.

angel run 2019 standings

 

Thank You and Save the Date

Save the date for the 15th Annual MFi Angel Run on Sunday December 6, 2020. We hope to see you there. Cheers to all and many thanks from the bottom of our hearts.

On behalf of the Medfield Foundation Board of Directors and the 2019 Angel Run Committee, our most sincere Thank You!
 
The 2019 MFi Angel Run Committee

 

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Medfield, MA 02052

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“The Open Door Policy”

Mike Sullivan

Medfield TV Documentary on Mike Sullivan

Friday evening I was fortunate to be invited a pre-release showing of the Medfield TV movie, “The Open Door Policy,” a documentary about Mike Sullivan at The Center.  The movie recounts Mike’s career as the long time Town Administrator by means of interviews with those with whom Mike worked.  Former selectman and current town historian, Richard DeSorgher was positioned as the de facto  narrator.  There were also clips of Mike at BoS meetings and at town meetings.

About sixty people attended, more than half were Mike’s family, including many nieces and nephews, and their families, as well as his brother Dennis Sullivan, who had flown up from Virginia to attend.  The balance in attendance were the town employees who had been interviewed for the movie and the Medfield TV staff who had distilled the hours of video interviews to create the movie.  I know that my interview lasted for about an hour, and accounted for only maybe two minutes in the movie.

The world premier of the movie will be this coming Friday at the Medfield High School auditorium.

It was nice to see that my neighbor, Olivia Deval, got credit in the movie for her production assistance work on it.  Olivia interned at Medfield TV while at MHS, graduated last June, and is now at Babson.

Medfield Helping Hands seeks volunteers who want to help others

Medfield Helping Hands

The Medfield Helping Hands is a volunteer network that supports Medfield families in temporary crisis. We also support other Medfield volunteer organizations.

To join, please visit https://lotsahelpinghands.com, then click on Join a Community. Under Community Name enter Medfield Helping Hands.

OUR FIRM

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Below was posted today on FB –

Katie Hazen Henebry to Friends In Medfield
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Hi All! Please consider joining Medfield Helping Hands, formerly Medfield Neighborhood Brigade. MHH is an initiative of the Medfield Foundation (MFi)! We are looking for volunteers and would love to have you be apart of it!

We have just posted the new list of Birthday Wishes. We are hoping that you will consider sponsoring a Medfield child with two gift cards for $25.00 each. This program has been developed with Medfield Youth Outreach to support families that are currently supported by Medfield Youth Outreach as they go through a temporary crisis. We hope the Birthday Wishes program will allow these families to distribute the funds they may have spent on a birthday gift back into bills that are more crucial in sustaining their basic needs. If you would like to sponsor a child whose birthday is in November through January please visit our site, choose the child you would like to sponsor and assign that child to you. The gift cards give the parents the chance to purchase something special for their child.

We need all of you to make this site work! Please join us by going to LotsahelpingHands.com, join community, search Medfield Helping Hands. We already have needs waiting to be taken and families in need of support. Thank you!

Senior Pastor, Hunter Guthrie, installation at FBC Medfield

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The laying on of hands as part of Hunter Guthrie’s installation last Sunday evening as the new Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church Medfield, in the simple of design, yet beautifully appointed sanctuary of the Baptist Church.

Hunter Guthrie, his wife Meredith, and their infant daughter moved, most recently, from Williston, VT, where Hunter was engaged in obtaining a masters in divinity degree described by Meredith as being a working degree, similar to doing a medical residency.  Hunter grew up in Jacksonville, FL, and his parents came from Jacksonville to attend the installation, as did eight other pastors, from as close as down the street, East Dedham, and South Easton, as far away as Vermont, and NY state.

The FBC Medfield relates that it “is excited to open a new chapter in the life of our church and we heartily welcome anyone from the Medfield community to join us for worship, Sunday mornings at 10 AM.”

Sgt. Ryan Maxfield

This tweet below from the Medfield Police Department about the appointment of Ryan Maxfield to be a Sergeant last night at the Select Board meeting. The family photo is missing his really cute older daughter, who I gave me a high five.
Eight candidates were also named to a list to be vetted for employment by the Medfield Police Department, at least two of whom grew up in town and one of whom is a firefighter.
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Medfield Police
@MedfieldPolice

Congratulations to Officer Ryan Maxfield on his unanimous vote for appointment to the rank of Sergeant.