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1. Free Fun Friday Program: August 23 Activities

by Yvette Cain 8/19/19

MA Cultural Attractions for Your Summer Enrichment This week’s offerings for Free Fun Fridays include a great line-up of institutions, trails, and gardens, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. Admission, but not parking or transportation is free!

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2. Civics Sunday: The Citizenship Test (Different Questions)

by Yvette Cain 8/18/19

We find ourselves experiencing yet another week when scheduling an interview with one of our elected board or committee chairs was not possible. We hope to be back soon with another edition of Civics Sunday: The Interviews. In place of an interview, we bring you a different selection of questions from the US Civics Test for citizenship. Based on feedback from the first set of questions, some readers were heading back to their history books! Let's see how you do this time.

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3. Free Fun Fridays - August 16 Activities

by Yvette Cain 8/12/19

This week’s offerings for Free Fun Fridays, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation, are fabulous! Skim the list below for a favorite place or a place you’ve never been. The best thing is…admission is free this Friday, August 16th!

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4. Inaugural Meeting for the Market-Affordable Housing Committee

by Yvette Cain 8/9/19

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5. Free Fun Fridays - August 9 Activities

by Yvette Cain 8/5/19

This week’s offerings for Free Fun Fridays, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation, include another 10 winners for fun and enrichment. You alone, with a friend, a child or grandchild will find hours of cultural entertainment awaiting you at your desired location. Below are links to each website and a brief description from the individual sites.

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6. Mid-summer Senior Garden Update

by Yvette Cain 8/1/19

While many of us swelter with temps bringing us “the air you can wear,” the plants in Holliston’s Senior Center garden burst skyward with veggies, flowers, and herbs.

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7. Breaking News from the Writers' Group

by Yvette Cain 7/31/19

A Writers’ Group meets monthly at Holliston’s Senior Center, each writer having composed a piece in response to a given theme. July’s theme was “Breaking News.” Writers may use any genre they would like. A poem, a memoir, a personal essay, a dialogue, a short piece of fiction…whatever strikes their fancy.

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8. Free Fun Fridays: August 2nd Activities

by Yvette Cain 7/29/19

MA Cultural Attractions for Your Summer Enrichment What a variety of institutions for this week’s Free Fun Fridays, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. Will it be the Shark Center in Chatham, a Tanglewood visit, or the Volleyball Hall of Fame? Or another of the 10 weekly offerings? Select a favorite, or try some place you’ve never been.

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9. Civics Sunday: The U.S. Citizenship Test

by Yvette Cain 7/28/19

The U.S. Citizenship Test

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10. Free Fun Fridays: July 26th Activities

by Yvette Cain 7/22/19

Do you know you can see a free play this week at the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company? Or become a “Senator-in-Training” at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute! Who wouldn’t want to make giant bubbles at the Fitchburg Art Museum? Check out this week’s offerings for Free Fun Fridays, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation. Select a favorite, or try some place you’ve never been. Go alone, or grab a friend or two.

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11. 2019 Free Fun Fridays: July 19th Activities

by Yvette Cain 7/15/19

MA Cultural Attractions for Your Summer Enrichment This week’s offerings for Free Fun Fridays, courtesy of the Highland Street Foundation, include 10 winners for fun and enrichment. You alone, with a friend, a child or grandchild will find hours of cultural entertainment awaiting you at your desired location. There is a link to each website and a brief description of each. Check out some of the links, as sometimes a location has an entire day’s schedule planned for Free Fun Friday.

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12. Library Exhibits Senior Artists’ Watercolors

by Yvette Cain 7/14/19

Calling all friends, neighbors, and family! Artwork from Holliston Senior Center’s watercolor class is being exhibited in the downstairs meeting room of the Library now through August.

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13. 2019 Free Fun Fridays: July 12th Activities

by Yvette Cain 7/8/19

Free Fun Fridays program, in its 11th year, is sponsored by the Highland Street foundation and offers free admission to 10 museums and attractions across Massachusetts during each of 10 summer Fridays. The Highland Street foundation is dedicated to expanding opportunities for MA families. The 2019 program began on June 28 and will end on August 30, completing a summer school vacation of free fun. Admission, but not parking or transportation, is included in each offering. Publishers' Note: This new feature will appear each Monday through the end of August. We hope you find something fun - and after all it's FREE!

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14. Put Your Can to Work

by Yvette Cain 7/2/19

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15. Civics Sunday: Board and Committee Interviews; School Committee Part 2

by Yvette Cain 6/23/19

According to our recent survey, readers voiced interest in a more personal look at our town government boards and committees. Following the creation of a set of questions, we are interviewing a member of elected committees and boards and sharing their answers with you.

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16. Civics Sunday: Board and Committee Interviews

by Yvette Cain 6/16/19

In the recent Holliston Reporter Civics Sunday survey, readers showed interest in a more personal look at our town government boards and committees. The publishers created a set of questions, will propose these to a member of elected committees and boards, and publish their answers in this and future Civics Sunday columns. We hope you enjoy these insights into your town government.

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17. Youth and Family Advisory Council Meets

by Yvette Cain 6/13/19

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18. Library Trustees Updated on Library Progress

by Yvette Cain 6/7/19

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19. Holliston Community Action Fund Holds Open House

by Yvette Cain 6/1/19

Helping hands for Holliston - the Holliston Community Action Fund.

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20. Civics Sunday: Memorial Day

by Yvette Cain 5/26/19

When I was 11, I played a bugle in a drum and bugle corps. Yearly we played several parades, including those for Memorial Day. Marching down streets in different towns, I only thought of my music, my feet marching to the beat, and the weather conditions.

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