• Posts Tagged ‘Medfield’

    Remembering Medfield’s Veterans

    by  • October 28, 2019 • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Korean War, Medfield, Veterans, Vietnam War, World War I, World War II • 0 Comments

    In the season of Veterans Day, in addition to Ray Lambert, it’s appropriate to pay respect to Medfield men who went to war and paid the ultimate price. There are 12 such men killed in the 20th century who are honored with white on blue plaques in the neighborhoods where they lived. The plaques...

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    Ted Wheelock, Medfield Day Visitor

    by  • September 27, 2019 • Medfield • 0 Comments

    A direct descendant of Medfield founder Ralph Wheelock – and an activist in all things Wheelock – Ted Wheelock of Pittsburg, California, stopped in at the historical society booth at Medfield Day, September 14. Ted made a generous donation to the society and to the Vine Lake Preservation Trust. About the Wheelocks Medfield founder...

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    An Appreciation of Barbara Leighton, Medfield’s Unofficial Historian

    by  • September 1, 2019 • Leighton, Medfield, Peak House • 1 Comment

    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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