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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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    Our Town – Medfield, A Story of Everyday Life in Small-Town America

    by  • October 3, 2018 • 1950s, Carvelho, Main Street, Medfield, Medfield Little League, North Street, Nyren • 0 Comments

    Our town of Medfield in early 1951 celebrated a special time when many people started shopping for their first black and white televisions, just becoming popular in American homes. A family could all sit together after supper and watch the news or the popular shows at that time: singer Kate Smith’s show, which she...

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    Lost Medfield

    by  • October 3, 2018 • Daniel Curtis, E. V. Mitchell, Manor Inn, Medfield, Montrose School, North Street, Walter Janes • 0 Comments

    (Editor’s note: The text and photos were the historical society’s lead exhibit at Medfield Day. There have been many books written with titles like Lost New York, Lost Chicago, Lost San Francisco; this is the first article entitled Lost Medfield.) Akkompoin, later known as the Manor Inn, was the home of Edwin V. Mitchell,...

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    It’s Déjà Vu, All Over Again

    by  • July 20, 2018 • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Korean War, Medfield, Soviet Space Travel, Vietnam War, War • 0 Comments

    Many of my fellow baby boomers in Medfield had relatives who fought in the Korean War, but we were too young to understand the significance of events like Israel’s achieving statehood, Hungary’s becoming part of the Iron Curtain, and the Berlin Air Lift’s feeding the people of Germany. As young students, we didn’t appreciate...

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    Midcentury Medfield Memories: Party Like It’s 1959

    by  • March 17, 2018 • 1950s, Carr, Cathy Colontonio, Cheerleading, Frances Cafe, Medfield, Medfield football, Medfield High School • 0 Comments

    Editor’s note: Do YOU have stories and memories to share?  Send us an email! Can you imagine a litter of kittens being born under a swirling and noisy washing machine? That’s what happened underneath the Kenmore washing machine in Mama Flaherty’s kitchen back in 1959. She could hear from the squealing that Missy, her favorite...

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