MEDFIELD EMPLOYERS & MERCHANTS ORGANIZATION
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.