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Medfield MemoThe Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization, Inc. (M.E.M.O.) was incorporated in 1979 and is comprised of over seventy local businesses. Monthly dinner meetings are held on the 2nd Monday or Thursday of each month.

M.E.M.O.’s mission is to:
• Initiate, sponsor, support and promote such programs, projects or activities as provide educational, public relations, and marketing opportunities for its member businesses.
• Enhance and improve the general business environment within the Town of Medfield.
• Benefit the Town of Medfield, its public institutions including schools, library, and public areas, or its residents including students, the elderly, and handicapped and economically deprived.

M.E.M.O. Board of Directors 2013-2014
President – Brandie Morris
Vice President – Barry Parker
Treasurer – Reka Athanasiadis
Director – Mike Lueders
Director – Aditi Thatte
Director – Marjorie Cappucci
Director – Eric O’Brien
Director – Mary Garnett
Director – Brian McSharry

MEDFIELD’S “JOY TO THE WORLD!” SINGING CONTEST 2013 OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES

 

For the third year now, the students auditioning were fantastic!  We admire your musical abilities, your courage to try out, and your dedication to learning the music. Listening to you was delightful. We hope you will try out again next year.  Get ready!

All contestants are welcome to join with us in singing the carols from the stage.

We are very happy to award “Outstanding Performance” to the following and to invite them to sing their songs this Friday evening, December 6, beginning at 6:30 PM at Baxter Park, site of the annual Medfield Tree Lighting and to ride on the MEMO parade float on Saturday:

Grades 9-12:
Julia Adrian, The Christmas Song

Grades 6-8:
Sophia Gustafson, All I Want for Christmas
Ella Kohler, Winter Wonderland
Duet: Raphaela Gray & Matthew McGrory, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Grades K-5:
Elizabeth Scheck, Let It Snow
Cheetah Girls: Kaitlyn Barton, Bella Gangemi, Alex Lusby, Grace McGowan, Natalia McNeil, Kelsey Quint, Frosty the Snowman
Mistle-Tones: Ava Boudreau, Hannah Johnson, Rachel Parry, Winter Wonderland

 

MEMO’s Joy To The World Contest, Tim Borchers, Chair, JTTWcontest@gmail.com

Rain or Shine Thursday July 25, 2013 Concert will be Held

The Stacey Peasley Band concert scheduled for Thursday July 25, 2013 , 6-8pm, will be held outdoors weather permitting or in the library in case of rain.  The concert is co-hosted by Beginning Years Child Development Center and New N’Towne.  The MEMO Annual Summer Concert Series is co-sponsored by MEMO and Needham Bank.

THURSDAY JUNE 27, 2013 CONCERT CANCELLED

due to rain. Medfield Public Library to offer a movie at 6:15pm. The movie will be Fern Gully, rated G, 76 minutes long.

Joy to the World Contest

The Joy to the World Youth Singing Contest was held Tuesday evening at Medfield H.S. with over 50 contestants auditioning. We hope that all contestants will join us for the singing and caroling from the stage at Baxter Park this Friday beginning. The evening begins at 630 with music from community groups, followed by the outstanding performers at 700 when the actual tree lighting occurs and the community caroling begins. The organizers admire the guts and musical abilities of all those who participated. Difficult as it was, the judges have chosen the following outstanding performers:

Pre-K – 5th Grade:
- Madyson Buchanan, Silent Night
- Sophie Gustafson, Feed the World
- Matthew McGrory, Winter Wonderland

Middle School:
Alana Potts, Let it Snow!

High School:
Amy Johanson, My Grown Up Christmas List

Ensembles:Mar
- Cheetah Girls, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Kelsey Quint, Natalia McNeil, Bella Gangemi, Alexandra Lusby, Grace McGowan)
- The Three Kings, The Little Drummer Boy (Eric Plumb, Dylan Hogan, Thomas McGowan)
- The Loose Canons, Carol of the Bells (Anya Conti, Abby Zajac, Caroline Tschirch, Caroline Melville, Niall Matthews, Cara Daybre, Julia Clifford, Kelsey Chatterton, Sophia Bracher, Zoe Anszperger)

Congratulations to these Outstanding Performers. Please arrive before 700 so we can place you in the above order if possible.

Thank you for sharing your talent. Keep singing and bringing joy to the world!

Tim Borchers for Paul Alberta, Lucille Fisher and Margo Nothnagel

Thank you to our Medfield Day Sponsors

 


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Medfield Cultural District Launches New Season of “First Thursdays”

MEMO has become a partner in the Medfield Cultural District. Many of Medfield’s businesses reside within the newly formed district which runs from the Peak House to Vine Lake Cemetery and has off-shoots such as Park and North Streets. On September 6th 6pm to 8pm we will have a table outside of the library promoting MEMO and Discover Medfield Day. Stop by and say hi!

Medfield Cultural District Launches New Season of “First Thursdays”

Medfield, MA – Medfield’s cultural organizations will be on hand to launch a new season of “First Thursdays” on September 6, outside the library at the gazebo (or inside the library in bad weather). This event promotes the Cultural District and Medfield’s cultural offerings.

First Thursdays is a monthly event of changing cultural offerings in Medfield. For this event, Zullo Gallery will remain open from 6 – 10 pm with the last week of its exhibition “Four Artists” and continue its popular grilling on the deck. At 6:15 pm, Town Historian Richard DeSorgher and Public Art Consultant Jean Mineo will lead a 45-minute walking tour along Main Street to discuss the poetry installation “Thoughts Are Free” and several historic properties in the District. A brief tour of the Peak House is included. From 6 – 8 pm, cultural leaders from the Dwight Derby House, Medfield Green, Medfield TV, Medfield Historic Society, Medfield Cultural Council, M.E.M.O, Friends of the Library, Vine Lake Preservation Trust, and more, will be on hand to preview their upcoming programs.

Schedule:

6 – 10 pm – Zullo Gallery open with exhibition “Four Artists”

6 – 8 pm – Cultural Group Previews in the gazebo courtyard

6:15 – 7 pm – Walking tour “Thoughts Are Free”, historic homes, Peak House

6 – 10 pm – Library open with Debra Olin exhibition “Every Protection”

The event is free and open to the public.

MEMO’s Summer Concert Series Hitting All the Notes!

MEMO’s Summer Concert Series Hitting All the Notes!

Hasn’t this been an outstanding summer so far? We are enjoying another glorious summer in Medfield – and what better way to kick back and relax than with an outdoor summer concert. MEMO’s free concert series has been generously sponsored by Needham Bank. Each weekly concert has a corporate host – be sure to thank all of our sponsors when you visit their establishments.

Grab a picnic and come down to the Gazebo – Thursdays, 6pm to 8pm through August 16, 2012. Don’t forget to say hello to our Concert Committee Chair, MEMO representative Russ Hallisey.

Credit: Russ Hallisey – photos.

History Day Trolley Rides Again!

History Day Trolley Rides Again!

Saturday June 9, 2012 was a beautiful day for MEMO’s 20th Annual Discover Medfield History Day. Our fabulous tour guide, Richard Desorgher, led six hour-long trolley rides on a guide to the Tragedy, Sorrow, Ghosts and History; Medfield’s Oldest Houses Tell All.

The trolley rides left from the historic Dwight-Derby House on Frairy Street in Medfield. They were generously sponsored by Rockland Trust, Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Homes, Personal Best Karate and the law office of Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C. – all MEMO members. Organizing the day were MEMO representatives Reka Athanasiadis of The Math Connection and Susanne Ferrantino of Prospect Mortgage.

 

Credit: Colleen Sullivan – photographs

American Flags Wave in Downtown Medfield

The American flags are waving again in Downtown Medfield thanks to MEMO, the Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization. H. Tracy Mitchell, owner of Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Service and chair of the committee, came to the MEMO Board this winter with a request for funds to replace approximately half of the existing flags, poles and mounting brackets.  A portion of the flags are replaced annually as routine maintenance.

MEMO approved the funding and the flags look terrific!

MEMO Donates $500.00 to the Vine Lake Cemetery Preservation Trust

MEMO (Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization) recently donated $500.00 to the Vine Lake Cemetery Preservation Trust towards completion of the second phase of the improved horticulture at the Cemetery this May.

 

The trust will be planting shrubs and perennials along the bank in the Old Section of the Cemetery. MEMO took a leadership position in the first phase of the project, partially funding the purchase of eight trees. MEMO is pleased to contribute towards beautification of both Medfield’s and the cemetery’s beauty.