• Posts Tagged ‘Medfield’

    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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    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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    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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