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    It’s Sum, Sum, Summertime

    by  • April 30, 2017 • Hinkley Pond, Kingsbury Pond, Medfield • 1 Comment

    “We’ll shut them books and throw ’em away. And say goodbye to dull school days. Look alive and change your ways, it’s summertime. We’ll go swimmin’ everyday, no time to work, just time to play. And every night we’ll have a dance cause what’s a vacation without romance. Because it’s summertime.” Summertime, Summertime by...

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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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    Midcentury Memories: Paragon Park

    by  • December 28, 2016 • Medfield • 4 Comments

    It was summer time, and the livin’ was easy. The fish were jumpin’, but there wasn’t any cotton growing high in Medfield back in June, 1961. Nevertheless, the following is not an experience that pays reverence to George Gershwin’s magical, lyrical song, but does express the universality of his message. In an annual rite...

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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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