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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 2015-2016
President – Aditi Thatte
Vice President – Brandie Morris
Treasurer – Reka Athanasiadis
Director – Mike Lueders
Director – Gloria Yankee
Director – Marjorie Cappucci
Director – Sharon Bartelloni
Director – Mary Garnett
Director – Steve McDonough

Thank You from MEMO and the Discover Medfield Day 2015 Committee

A great big round of THANK YOU’s TO ALL for helping make MEMO’s 36th Discover Medfield Day the success it was !!!!

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR EXHIBITORS. Most of you were veterans of one or many Discover Medfield Days. And glad to see so many “rookies” joining us. This year we sold-out our booths the middle of August, the earliest I can remember in the 15 years I’ve been chairing this event. We even had a wait-list with 7 registered hopefuls, and had 3 others trying to register just days before “game day”. This is attributed to the fact that Discover Medfield Day has established itself as the PREMIER event of its kind in the area. So, to all next year … watch in the local newspapers and on the MEMO website for the timetable for registering, and anticipate that we will again sell-out before summer ends.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR LEAD SPONSORS. Clay Family Dealerships as our Platinum Sponsor. Starr & Glick Orthodontics as our Gold Sponsor. West Mill Smiles and Needham Bank as our Silver Sponsors. Rockland Trust, Middlesex Savings Bank, Postal Center, Dover Trucking, and LDK Electric as our Bronze Sponsors. These businesses have been very generous to our event over the years. They’re also generous supporters of other organizations and events in Medfield. So, please support their businesses when you have the opportunity.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR RIDES SPONSORS. Alison Brown – Coldwell Banker, Annette & Bill Gallagher, APC Pest & Termite Control, Get In Shape for Women, Goddard School, Medfield Afterschool Program, Middlesex Savings Bank, Needham Bank, Prospect Mortgage, Real Living Realty Group, and William Raveis – Delta Realtors. Again, these businesses have been involved with Discover Medfield Day over the years and support the local community. So, please think of them when you have the opportunity.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR HS STUDENT VOLUNTEERS. For many years the Medfield High School Student Council has recruited HS students to help MEMO collect tickets and monitor the Kids’ Alley rides. This year the Council was particularly successful in recruiting. And the rides vendor said this year’s student volunteers were the best they’ve worked with for rides management. Special thanks to Council President, Andrea Nevins, who was primarily instrumental in recruiting and managing the student volunteers.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR ADULT VOLUNTEERS. It takes many hands to make it all happen … from set-up, to selling tickets and overseeing Kids’s Alley, to staffing the MEMO booth, to take-down … too numerous to mention, yet thank you all. But in particular, Tom Erb, Henry Marcel, Anand Rao, Mark Fisher, Jim Feeney, and Larry Kilkenny.

THANK YOU TO THE TOWN OF MEDFIELD HIGHWAY, FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS. Bobby Kennedy & Co. help with some of the behind the scenes tasks: set-up of the entertainment stage (which the School Department lends), road closing signage, and Montrose field protection signage. Then at the end of the day, they sweep the streets, help with general grounds clean-up, and return the stage to the school. Chief Kingsbury helps with hanging the street banner. The ambulance is on-site for emergencies and first-aid. The police department has a presence during the day for traffic and crowd control, and providing a station offering free children’s ID packages. Plus the welcome addition of the fire and police trucks for the kids to experience.

THANK YOU TO THE DISCOVER MEDFIELD DAY COMMITTEE. I’m particularly thankful to those MEMO members who serve with me on the Discover Medfield Day Committee. Most have served for several years, and a couple have been with me since I started. We begin planning for the event in February, meet monthly, and independently handle various aspects of the event. Cheryl O‘Donnell (Rockland Trust), Brandie Morris (Electric Time), Reka Athanasiadis (Morphosi Academy), Seymour Levy (Seymour Levy Graphic Design), Alison Brown (Coldwell Banker), Erica Cote (Medfield Public Library), and Suzy Ferrantino (Prospect Mortgage). Together, the committee members volunteer hundreds of hours in the “labor of love” which is Discover Medfield Day.

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR EVENT ATTENDEES. We know Mother Nature has a major effect on attendance, but rain or shine, the Town of Medfield always comes out to support and enjoy the event. MEMO bills this as “Medfield’s largest feel-good event of the year”, and this year was no exception.


Russ Hallisey, Chair
Discover Medfield Day 2015
Hallisey Law Office and
William Raveis – Delta Realtors

Rained Out! Summer Concert Cancelled for 7-30-15

Sorry! Due to the impending thunderstorms we are cancelling tonite’s summer concert featuring Shane Wood Jazz Trio. See you next week!

MEMO’s Joy To The World Singing Contest 2014

Outstanding Performers are to perform Friday Dec. 5th at 6:30 pm at Baxter Park. Please arrive before the start at 6:30.

Thank you to all singers and parents, and congratulations to all who battled nerves to sing for the judges, Paul Alberta, Margo Nothnagel, and Tim Borchers the evening of Dec. 3rd. All singers are invited to sing with us on the carols following the outstanding performances Friday night. We expect fair weather for the tree lighting.

The 2014 Outstanding Performers are:

Grades K-5

Lilly Lewis, 1st grade, “Santa Clause is Coming to Town”

Shea Woolley and Zoe Zilinski, 4th grade, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”

Nora Devlin and Grace McGowan, 5th grade, “Rock ‘n’ Around the Christmas Tree”

Grades 6-8

Nicole Mulready, 6th grade, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

Elizabeth Scheck, 6th grande, “Santa Clause is Coming to Town”

Matthew McGrory and Raphaela Gray, 7th grade, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

Honorable mentions to all other who participated in the youngest category. Keep singing and keep competing!: Madyson; Olivia; Neva; Moira, Kelly & Emily; William, Elizabeth, and Michaela; Julia and Johanna; Ava, Hannah and Rachel; Sophia and Zoe; Julia and Maeve.

Honorable mentions to all others who participated in the middle school category. Keep up the work to become even better, expressive singers, and come back next year!: Jessica; Lilly; Melanie; Kylie and Eliana; Kathryn and Molly.

There were no performers in the high school category.

Thank you for your hard work and, for so many of you, your first try at performing solo or in a duet or trio.

Tim Borchers


MEMO Summer Concert Series Kickoff & Picnic

The 2014 MEMO Summer Concert Series began on Thursday June 12th with a rousing concert by Brass Connection. Sponsored by Needham Bank and hosted by Noon Hill Grill, the evening featured fun give-aways and lively music under the big tent. MEMO thanks the Zullo Gallery for loaning us the tent for the evening. It was a perfect evening – complete with an end-of-year MEMO picnic catered by Noon Hill Grill.

Pictures courtesy of Lucille Fisher, Sage & Savvy Marketing, feature MEMO members enjoying their picnic and outgoing MEMO President Brandie Morris of Electric Time Company with incoming MEMO President Brian McSharry of Closet & Storage Concepts.



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.


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

- 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


Clay Motors




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.


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.