Category Archives: People

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

Pinky Meader Memorial Garden

From the new Medfield Garden Club presidents, Molly Sliney and Carroll Noel-Mozer, by courtesy of Michele Feinsilver –

Pinky Meader Memorial Garden Dedicated

On Friday, September 6, the Medfield Garden Club dedicated a new civic planting in Medfield, the Pinky Meader Memorial Garden, affectionately known as Pinky’s Garden. Members of the garden club and Pinky’s family gathered behind the Unitarian Church in Medfield overlooking Meetinghouse Pond and the Dwight Derby House to dedicate the granite-inscribed bench and the new garden to a dear friend, gardening colleague, mentor and long-time Medfield volunteer who passed away and left a deep legacy of horticultural knowledge and civic beautification to the Town of Medfield and members of the Medfield Garden Club.

We invite the community to visit our lovely new site on the Unitarian Church lawn at 26 North Street and to enjoy some repose in one of the most beautiful settings in Medfield.

 

Nicholas Miliano, Assistant Town Administrator

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Good article by Mike Gleason on Nick in the Medfield Press

https://medfield.wickedlocal.com/news/20190829/milano-is-medfields-new-assistant-town-administrator

It was nice to meet Nick at the Select Board meeting last night.

“Pete’s” at Lasell Village

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Select Board chair Gus Murby commented at our meeting this week about learning from Medfield resident Basil McCulloch about Pete’s, the store at Lasell Village.  I was fortunate, both, to have been the chair of the Lasell Village board for about ten years while Lasell College conceived and built Lasell Village, plus to have Lasell Village name its store “Pete’s,” and finally to have the incomparable Lasell Village favorite, Basil, run Pete’s.

The caricature above hangs in my office and at Lasell Village. The plaque below is just at Lasell Village.

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Also, Basil and I are two of the people to ever wear a Pete’s shirt!

I felt 20 years older after they named the store named for me.

 

Chief Guerette sworn in last night

Chief Michelle Guerette was hired and officially started work the day of the annual town meeting (ATM), however, last night at the Board of Selectmen meeting there was a ceremonial swearing in by Town Clerk, Carol Mayer, and the Chief also received a heart medal from her youngest child, Murphy, who also marched with the Chief in the town’s Memorial Day parade the day before.

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Tribute to Mike Sullivan

Medfield TV’s Olivia Deval, a senior at Medfield High School and soon to be Babson student, crafted a nice video tribute to Michael Sullivan, that was played at the start of the annual town meeting (ATM) last night, resulting in a standing ovation of appreciation for Mike.  Our first town meeting without Mike for the last 44 years.