• Posts Tagged ‘Medfield’

    Midcentury Medfield Memories: Frairy Street, After the Cicadas

    by  • May 31, 2017 • 1950s, Baker's Pond, Frairy Street, Medfield, Vine Lake • 0 Comments

    During the summer months within the past few years here in Medfield, cicadas have enjoyed a reincarnation. It’s hard to miss these big insects with their prominent wide-set eyes, short antennae and clear wings held roof-like over their abdomen. Every 15 years, the jumbo size cicadas emerge from their deep slumber, to rejoice and...

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    In Step With Pat Reardon

    by  • April 1, 2017 • Medfield • 0 Comments

    Are you overwhelmed from hearing about all the natural misfortunes like global warming with the polar glaciers melting, the creeping sea level now flooding Miami, Florida and the terrible devastation left by the tornadoes in some of the southern states? If those events don’t get you down then surely, how about the war in...

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    Three Boys on a Row Boat

    by  • November 1, 2016 • Medfield • 0 Comments

    Chapter 1 MEDFIELD (July, 1957) – Young Steve waited at home for his friends Bernie and Harry; they planned to go fishing under the warm afternoon sun at Kingsbury Pond, located about 100 yards beyond, after crossing Curve Street. With his fly rod at the ready, Steve was dressed for comfort in his faded...

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    Craftsmanship of Straw Hats and the American Industrial Revolution

    by  • July 25, 2016 • Betsey Metcalf Baker, Industrial Revolution, Medfield, Montrose School, Straw Hat Industry • 0 Comments

    Editor’s note: For a history assignment at the Montrose School, ninth grader Maddie Marcucci wrote this paper on straw hat manufacturing. It was the dominant industry in Medfield from the early 19th century until 1956, when owner Tofias closed the factory after the employees voted in a union. Maddie based the paper on research...

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    The Ryan Family of Medfield

    by  • May 31, 2016 • Gillette, Hatfield, Medfield, Ryan • 0 Comments

    June Ryan Gillette is a descendant of Medfield’s William Ryan Family.  She has been a dedicated Vine Lake Cemetery volunteer and travels from Plymouth, MA to help preserve Medfield’s timeless burial ground. She has cleaned many stones unrelated to her family, but in early May she received an opportunity to work on her family’s...

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    This Old Town: Medfield’s Philanthropist

    by  • April 26, 2016 • Medfield • 0 Comments

    His large domineering portrait watches over those working in the reference room of Medfield’s Memorial Public Library and yet only a handful of people in town know who he is, as there is no identification to go with the portrait. His donations and gifts to the town still impacts Medfield’s character to this very...

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