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Office Hours this morning 9-10AM

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Selectman Office Hours this morning 9-10AM

My regular monthly selectman office hours are at The Center on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM (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 my cell phone at 508-359-9190 or my blog about Medfield matters, where any schedule changes will be posted.

Denise Garlick”s report to the town

Representative Denise Garlick is providing her report to the town this evening at the public safety building.

MFi Volunteer Awards deadline is 1/31

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Nominate YOUR extraordinary volunteer by January 31!

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Now is your chance to recognize an extraordinary Medfield volunteer who has dedicated countless time and energy to our community. Give him or her for the recognition they deserve.
Nominate your volunteer for one of the Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards. Then join the fun at the recognition reception at 3:00 PM on March 31 at The Center, when you can personally celebrate your nominee with fellow residents (and the whole world, since Medfield.TV puts the reception on-line).


There are three categories: 

  • Youth Volunteer of the Year
  • Adult Volunteer of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement

It is easy to submit a nomination. Just follow these steps:

  1. Click here — this will lead you to Medfield Foundation Website and the official nomination form. 
  2. Complete and submit the nomination form by January 31.


Inspiration from past years 



Photo by Coleen Sullivan

To help you think of a Medfield volunteer you might want to nominate this year, below is the list of Medfield residents suggested for recognition in 2014, and what they were doing:

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Andrea Nevins was the 2014 Youth Volunteer of the Year for her work initiating the Miss Amazing Massachusetts event, and for volunteering with the Medfield High School Student Council, Project 351 Alumni Leadership Council, Boston Cares Teen Advisory Council, Best Buddies, Special Olympics, and as a Adaptive skiing volunteer instructor.

Wesley, Corey, & Aaron Dron for being great and caring neighbors to a couple needing assistance.

Siddharth Arun for starting and running the Chess Club at the Library, and also for volunteering at Norwood Hospital, and teaching chess in other places.

Dina Roche for running food drives to benefit the Medfield Food Cupboard at the Montrose School for the past five years.

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John Thompson was the 2014 Volunteer of the Year for his work with the Medfield State Hospital Mediation Committee, and also for the State Hospital Environmental Review Committee, Medfield Archeology Advisory Committee, Medfield Conservation Commission, Friends of the Dwight Derby House, and Vine Lake Preservation Trust.

Sonja Johanson for her work with the Victory Garden at the Wheelock School, and also the Wheelock School Site Council, the  Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and the  Massachusetts Master Gardener Association.

Kim Price for her work with the Medfield Coalition for Public Education, and also for the Medfield Kids PMC, and Dale St. School CSA.

Lifetime Achievement
Andy Thompson

Andy Thompson received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with Little League, Soccer, Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Boy Scouts, Medfield Park & Recreation Commission, operating the football scoreboard for 47 years, Medfield Physical Fitness Association for 48 years, The Center, the American Legion, and MPRC activities on Medfield Day.



School Committee cancels Thursday office hours this week

Memorial School

The School Committee has canceled its office hours scheduled for tomorrow evening, as members are attending Representative Denis Garlick’s Report to Medfield.  The next office hours are Friday, Feb. 8 at 9-10 AM at Memorial.

See the email below:
Hi Pete,

Can you please spread the news that SC Office Hours scheduled for Thurs. Jan. 31 at 7pm at the high school is cancelled? Many of the school committee members will be attending Denise Garlick’s presentation.

However, luckily we have SC Office Hours scheduled for next week: Friday, Feb. 8 at 9-10am at Memorial.

Many thanks!!
Anna Mae

Anna Mae O’Shea Brooke
School Committee Chairperson

1/31 last day to nominate for 2019 MFi Volunteer Awards


2015 Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards nominees.


The deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 Medfield Foundation Volunteer Awards is this Thursday, January 31. Nominations are made via the on-line form at

The recognition reception will be held at 3PM on Sunday, March 31 at The Center at Medfield, on Ice House Road, and all are welcome (and guaranteed to be inspired).


Brothers Marketplace and Roche Bros. sponsor the MFi Volunteer Awards

Jim & Margery at MMA

My part of the MMA is ending with Jim and Margery hosting Angela Cabrel and Mayor Dan Rivera during a mock radio show. Just discussing racism, amongst a room of mainly white municipal officials.

MMA Annual Meeting Saturday

Hearing from the state’s other political leaders this morning.

Massachusetts Selectman Association’s annual meeting just ended, which focused on education funding and how the schools and town sides can share the town budget. Best to have an agreement on a formula how to do so.