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New Life 5K Trail Run on 5/11

From Tod Dimmick –

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New Life 5K Trail Run to take place May 11

The second annual New Life 5K Trail Run will take place on May 11, 2019.  The event benefits New Life Furniture Bank of MA and its mission to provide essential home furnishings to those in need.

This community-building event offers a morning of both competition and fun at the scenic Medfield State Hospital Grounds while supporting a great cause. The New Life 5K Trail Run is open to avid runners, walkers and everyone in between.  The inaugural event in 2018 brought out over 400 enthusiastic supporters of the New Life Furniture Bank mission.

Registration is open at www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun, with discounts for registration before April 5th, and for teams of four or more.  The first 400 registrations will receive a t-shirt on race day thanks to New Balance, an event sponsor.

“The New Life 5K Trail Run is a meaningful, fun way for the community to support our mission,” said Ron Yates, a co-founder of the New Life Furniture Bank. “As a direct result of funds raised from runners and sponsors, those coming out of homelessness are able to furnish their new homes with your gently used items,” he added.

“Financial contributions and donations of home furnishings continue to be our sole means for assisting our clients in need. We are proud to have been able to serve 1,700 households in just a little over five years,” said Doug Marshall, also a co-founder.

New Life Furniture Bank of MA collects high-quality gently-used furniture and household essentials that are then made available at no cost to individuals and families in need. The Medfield-based not-for-profit organization operates a Donation Center in Walpole, and serves the MetroWest and Greater Boston area. New Life provides a meaningful option for local residents who are downsizing, renovating or disposing of a loved one’s property.

Those interested in running are encouraged to visit www.newlifefb.org/5ktrailrun.  Those interested in being a sponsor, volunteering, donating home furnishings, or making a financial contribution are encouraged to visit www.newlifefb.org

BoS 2/19 & Peak House’s sign

I posted the agenda for the Tuesday meeting already.  I will insert the agendas again at the end of this post.

The agenda and informational materials for the Tuesday meeting of the select board are available here – 20190219-agenda and materials

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Peak House sign

My favorite part of the materials is the letter to Senator Feeney, from the MassDOT Administrator, about the request from the Peak House Heritage Center to correct the factual errors in the MassDOT sign at the Peak House.

First, it is instructive as to what matters most in state government, since MassDOT gotthe letter about the issue from the Peak House Heritage Center, with letters of support from both the Board of Selectmen and Senator Feeney.  MassDOT opted to address its response to the writer who had the least to do with the matter and the Town of Medfield, our State Senator, rather than to the person who addressed the issue to them.

Second, I was fascinated to learn where and why the sign originated, as it is certainly substantially nicer than most state signs.

Third, I was amused by the language MassDOT used to deny the request:  “MassDOT would be reluctant to deface the marker because of minor factual
errors that have come to light after such a long period of time.”

MassDOT’s letter does propose a “compromise” solution, a new MassDOT sign to be added that notes the error in the original sign:

Please be aware that the Peak House marker is one of 275 cast iron roadside historical markers that were erected throughout the Commonwealth in 1930 by the Massachusetts Department of Public Works, MassDOT’s predecessor agency, to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission designed the markers, chose the historical subjects, and prepared the text under the guidance of Samuel Eliot Morison, eminent author and Professor of History at Harvard University. Approximately 170 of these markers still exist. 

Mr. Robert Gregg of the Peak House Heritage Center has notified MassDOT that the text on the Peak House marker contains three factual errors. Mr. Gregg has suggested to Mary Rafferty of the MassDOT Environmental Services staff that MassDOT should remove the errors by grinding off certain raised cast iron letters and numbers from the marker and then applying new letters and numbers to provide the correct information. The Medfield Board of Selectmen has endorsed Mr. Gregg’s proposal in a letter to MassDOT dated January 15, 2019.

MassDOT considers the Tercentenary Markers to have historical significance in their own right, above and beyond the text conveyed on each marker. The original markers are nearly 90 years old and they interpret history as it was understood at the time of the Tercentenary commemoration. MassDOT would be reluctant to deface the marker because of minor factual errors that. have come to light after such a long period of time.

TOWN OF MEDFIELD MEETING NOTICE I POSTED: , TOWNCLERK 1 L f..i[i ,) tet , ifot> UF MEDF IELD. HASS Z0!9 H:.5 l Lt P lf: OC POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF M.G.L. CHAPTER 39 SECTION 23A AS AMENDED. "' f-~· 1'' t- ·; tvt:. 0F THE·. Board of Selectmen T("11.,.!/ l;l CL. ERK Board or Committee PLACE OF MEETING DAY, DATE, AND TIME Town Hall, Warrant Committee Room, I st floor Tuesday February 19, 2019 @6:30 PM Town Hall, Chenery Meeting Room, 211 d floor Tuesday February 19, 2019 @ 7:00 PM AGENDA (SUBJECT TO CHANGE) 6:30 PM Declare meeting open 6:30 PM Vote to go into Executive Session to consider the lease or value ofreal property with respect to Town property currently leased to the Kingsbury Club 7:00 PM Call to order Disclosure of video recording We want to take a moment of appreciation for our Troops serving in the Middle East and around the world Appointments 7:05 PM Presentation Mayrock Development LLC; proposing Chapter 40B project under the Local Initiative Program for 56 non-aged restricted rental units located at 50 Peter Kristof Way 7:30 PM Darci Schofield, MAPC Present Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan 7:50 PM Resident Andrea Costello Discuss Medfield Plastic Reduction Initiative and Annual Town Meeting Article 8:05 PM Medfield Historical Commission Discussion of Warrant Article I Demolition Delay Bylaw Citizen Comment Action Items Vote to appoint Richard Hooker and George Darrell to the Conservation Commission Vote to appoint Cynthia Greene and Matthew Triest to the Town Wide Master Planning Committee Ongoing FY2020 Budget Review and Discussion Town Finance Discussion Vote to approve preliminary Town Budgets Licenses and Permits (consent agenda) ,,c_1, L / C:.U , Medfield High School Theater Society requests permission to~post s:il~W.§ lMJA~~o 1 7 advertising their spring show the musical 13~ F0Jv l1Ji9 Fltl I Lt P ~: 020190219-agenda_Page_2

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The Angel Run doesn’t run itself

The Angel Run doesn’t run itself! We need your help leading and supporting this magical event. The MFi Angel Run team is recruiting new team members! There are many ways to get involved. Opportunities to support your community – and have a ton of fun – range from positions on the Angel Run Committee to race weekend volunteers. Some positions are available for next year; others will become available within the next year or two. Race weekend volunteers are always needed. Grab a friend and get involved! Angel Run Committee positions: Angel Run race weekend support needs: • Race Director (co-chair) • baking • Event Coordinator (co-chair) • directing parking • Treasurer • registration • Registration Coordinator • t-shirt packing and delivery • Decorations Coordinator • Post-Race Party Coordinator • Marketing and Publicity • Shirt and Bib Coordinator • Corporate Sponsorships Connect to Learn More Email AngelRun@MedfieldFoundation.org or call (774) 469-0260. Did You Know? In 2006, family and friends of Natasha Domeshek organized the Angel Run, an MFi initiative, in remembrance of their beloved third grader who loved extending kindness and warmth to everyone she met. Twelve years later, this Medfield holiday tradition continues, with the vast majority of proceeds used to extend kindness and warmth to Medfield residents in need. Building Community MedfieldFoundation.org/AngelRun

Angel Run details

Important information for Sunday’s Angel Run
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The MFi Angel Run is this Sunday

Thank you to those who have already registered for the 2018 MFi Angel Run and for your support of the Medfield Foundation. And for those of you who haven’t, you can still register at the race this Sunday beginning at 11am.

This Sunday will mark the 13th anniversary of the Angel Run! Over 1,200 runners and walkers have already registered and will be lacing up their shoes and heading out on the course for one of Medfield’s most cherished events.

Here are a few details to help make sure you are ready for the big event.

  • The race starts at Medfield High School at 12:30pm.
  • Race shirts and bibs will be delivered to Medfield residents on Wednesday for those who signed up during early-bird registration. If you don’t receive your package by end of day Thursday, please email us at angelrun@medfieldfoundation.org. Be sure to look at your front door, side door or even in your mailbox before contacting us 🙂
  • If you live outside of Medfield, you can pick up your shirt and bib beginning at 11am on Sunday at the Registration desk in the Medfield High School Cafeteria. The high school is located at 88 South St, Medfield, MA 02052 or get directions here.
  • If you registered after early-bird registration, you can pick up your bib # (no shirt) at the registration desk starting at 11am on Sunday.
  • If you haven’t yet registered or have a friend who would like to participate, you can download the registration form and bring it with you on Sunday or fill one out in the Medfield High School Cafeteria. Registration opens at 11am. The cost per runner is $30 (no shirt is included). We take cash, checks (made out to Medfield Foundation) or credit cards if necessary.
  • A limited number of Angel Run shirts will be available for purchase for $15.00 in the cafeteria beginning at 11am.
  • The race ends at Blake Middle School around the back from the high school. There is a post-race party in the middle school cafeteria with tons of snacks and the awards ceremony which begins at 1:30pm. Be sure to stop in.
  • If you registered as a Competitive Runner or for the Sleigh Division, you will have special mark on your bib. The Sleigh Division will be in the first corral and start the race a few minutes before everyone else, followed a few minutes later by the Competitive Runner group. Both groups should be sure to be at the starting line before 12:30. Only those with the Competitive Runner or Sleigh Division marking will be allowed in this first groups.
  • Parking is available at both Medfield High School and Blake Middle School. There will be parking attendants on hand and please follow any parking directions. Overflow parking is available at Metacomet Park. We suggest arriving early to avoid the crowds.
Come Greet Santa

Santa will be arriving at approximately Noon courtesy of the Medfield Fire Department. Be sure to bring the kids and welcome Santa to the Angel Run.

Attention Parents of Medfield School Children

Friday is “Where Your Angel Run Shirt to School Day” at all Medfield schools. Be sure to have your child show their Angel Run spirit by wearing their shirt to school and seeing which of their friends will be participating.


We are still in need of volunteers willing to help out for the event. Do you have family that are planning to watch instead of participate? Their assistance could be very helpful. Open positions are listed on our Sign-up Genius site. And even if you are participating, we are looking for Bakers to provide some treats for the after party. Use the Sign-up Genius site to register as a Baker or donate other party items.
National Anthem

Congratulations to Maria Neafus, 15, who will sing the National Anthem at approximately 12:25pm next to the starting line. Maria is a sophomore at Medfield High School and enjoys acting and singing.

Bib Tag Timing
Your time will be automatic as the clock will start when you cross the starting line and stop when you cross the finish line. No more worrying about jockeying for position.

We ask that the Sleigh Division line up first, followed by the Competitive Runners, then casual runners behind that group, followed by walkers and families with strollers and or dogs. Be sure to look for the flags indicating where to line up for the start.

What about the Weather?

The Angel Run is a rain or shine event. If the weather is a bit unpleasant, we’ll still be doing the event. So dress appropriately and put on a smile.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email us at angelrun@medfieldfoundation.org.
See you Sunday!
The Medfield Foundation Angel Run Team

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Volunteer Sunday for Angel Run

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The Medfield Foundation Angel Run, which starts at 12:30 this Sunday, is the town’s most fun family friendly event.  The Angel Run is still in need of volunteers, so you and your family can still get in on the activities:

  • baked goods
  • donations for the party
  • party set up and clean up
  • parking
  • directing runners along the route

Don’t miss the Angel Run – sign up to volunteer, individually or with the family, at

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084eadaa2da20-volunteer3

The MFi Angel Run is a family fun run holiday themed 5K race, that entertains 1,500 participants, hnudreds of volunteers, and raises monies for Medfield families in need.

Today is the last day to register online to run, and day of race registration is also possible.

 

 

Never have so few . . .

To paraphrase Winston Churchill –

Never have so few,

caused so many,

to lose so much sleep!

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Only A Few Days Left to Register for the 2018 Angel Run

Only a few days left to register – don’t miss out!
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Early-Bird Registration Closes Sunday

To those of you who have already registered, thank you! We look forward to seeing you on December 2nd at 12:30pm.

If you haven’t registered yet, don’t miss out on the reduced rate and the commemorative shirt. Early bird registration closes at midnight this Sunday October 28th. Register now before the price goes up and you miss out on the famous shirt!

 

Register Now

Donate $50 with your registration and you can put a special message on the back of the Angel Run shirt. Your donation helps support Medfield residents in need.

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Needham Bank is the Exclusive Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 MFi Angel Run

 

 

 

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