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    An Appreciation of Barbara Leighton, Medfield’s Unofficial Historian

    by  • September 1, 2019 • Leighton, Medfield, Peak House • 0 Comments

    Barbara Leighton of Robert Sproul Road died on July 11, 2019 in Medfield, where she had spent almost her entire 100-year life. She was the daughter of Newell and Myra (Spofford) Leighton and the sister of the late Harry Leighton.  Barbara attended Medfield Public Schools; she graduated with the Medfield High School Class of...

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    Midcentury Medfield Memories: A Place Called Fort Apache

    by  • May 29, 2019 • 1950s, 1960s, Hannah Adams Pfaff Elementary School, Kingsbury, Medfield, Medfield High School • 0 Comments

    After completing the sixth grade, the students from the Memorial Elementary School on Dale Street began their journey into Medfield Junior High. In 1959 junior high was in the 32-year-old North Street school building. Once named the Hannah Adams Pfaff Elementary School, the school became known as Fort Apache.   Before we left Memorial...

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    Trustees of Reservations: Celebrating and Protecting Medfield’s Special Places

    by  • May 1, 2019 • Fork Factory Brook, Medfield, Medfield Meadows, Medfield Rhododendrons, Noon Hill, Rocky Woods, Shattuck Reservation, Trustees of Reservations • 0 Comments

    The rhododendrons may be blooming in your yard this week, but to savor the wild ones tucked away in the woods near the Catholic church you’ll have to be patient a little longer. The Rosebay variety found in the Trustees of Reservations’ Medfield Rhododendrons property typically bloom in late June to early July, the...

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    Monteville Presentation Draws a Big Crowd

    by  • February 20, 2019 • 1950s, 1960s, 1990s, Frances Cafe, Korean War, Medfield, World War II • 0 Comments

    An unusually large crowd of some 50 people jammed the basement of the Old Meetinghouse (Unitarian Church) on Feb. 4 to hear noted sportswriter, biographer, and Medfield resident Leigh Montville. Montville is best-known locally as a sports reporter and columnist for the Boston Globe from 1968 to 1989, when he went to Sports Illustrated....

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    A Celebrity Tree for All Seasons

    by  • January 26, 2019 • Allen, Cronin, Medfield • 0 Comments

    What could be more beautiful than a sunrise? A majestic favorite tree, perhaps, reaching skyward? To some, the branches reaching upward seem like tendrils, delicate and intricate extensions of the plant stretching upward to the universe. A few trees have been mythologized as being earthly treasures. One of these treasures grows at 19 Wight...

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    Midcentury Medfield Memories: Beyond Our Cats and Dogs

    by  • January 4, 2019 • 1950s, 1960s, Flaherty, Medfield, Medfield Animal Shelter, Palumbo, Scribner • 0 Comments

    The winter cold is here – potentially a dangerous time for pets. Symptoms of hypothermia in dogs range from weakness and shivering to inaudible heartbeat and trouble breathing, depending on severity. Fortunately, most pet owners in Medfield are their pet’s best advocate. Most of our family pets have given us some beautiful memories. Here...

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