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Arts

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. Woodstock 50th Anniversary - Peace and Love

by Paul Deschenes 8/17/19

Woodstock remembrances, but none of us were there. Where were we instead? Where were you?

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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. Holliston Community Calendar - August 2019

by Chris Cain 8/12/19

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5. Holliston In Bloom's Third Floral Display Award

by Paul Saulnier 8/11/19

It only took 44 years to turn this property on Mill Street into a Blooming Oasis.

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6. Connections - A Poem by Diane Nault

by The Publishers 8/11/19

Photo by Yvette Cain

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7. National Night Out Gets A Crowd Out!

by Chris Cain 8/8/19

National Night Out was first established in 1984 by Matt Peskin of the National Association of Town Watch.

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8. Holliston Community Calendar - August 2019

by Chris Cain 8/5/19

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9. 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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10. Civics Sunday: Interview with Library Trustees Chair Bob Malone

by The Publishers 8/4/19

Seeking opportunities to put his career skills and talents to work, Kevin Robert (Bob) Malone has found numerous volunteer outlets, fortunately for Holliston. We interviewed Mr. Malone at our home this past week and came to understand more specifically the ways the Library Board of Trustees operates and makes decisions.

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11. What's Happening at the Senior Center in August?

by Linda Sottile 8/4/19

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12. National Night Out 2019 - HPD and Parks & Rec Join Forces Again

by Press Release 8/1/19

Tuesday August 6, 2019, is National Night Out. To observe this occasion, the Holliston Police Department and Holliston Park and Recreation Department are combining their efforts at Goodwill Park to build positive relationships with those who protect and serve while enjoying some great southern blues music.

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13. Keep Cool with Josh and The Jamtones

by Press Release 7/29/19

With temperatures forecasted in the mid-nineties, Parks and Recreation is stepping up to make sure everyone can stay cool at Tuesday's Josh and the Jamtones Concert.

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14. 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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15. Holliston Community Calendar - July / August 2019

by Chris Cain 7/29/19

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16. Nice Cool Blues

by The Publishers 7/24/19

The third concert in Holliston's Summer Concert series was held on a cool and dry evening. The music provided by Lights Out was cool too.

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17. The Ultimate Robin Williams Experience - Saturday July 27, 2019

by Press Release 7/22/19

Come enjoy the Ultimate Robin Williams Experience at the Holliston Public Library, Saturday, July 27 at 6:30 pm.

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18. 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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19. Holliston Community Calendar - July 2019

by Chris Cain 7/22/19

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20. Civics Sunday: Celebrate Holliston

by The Publishers 7/21/19

We continue our Civics Sunday series with news of our town's annual celebration. In the coming Civics Sundays articles, we will intersperse board / committee chair interviews with other items that make our community such a special place.

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Articles with Most Comments on HR

One Year Ago: New Gun Shop in Town

by Bobby Blair

When HollistonReporter.com published this article about the new business in town, we were not prepared for the ensuing controversy. Have you run out of ideas for that perfect gift for Christmas? We logged well over 100 comments, both for and against, about a gun shop in Holliston.

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Pedestrian Struck

by Bobby Blair

December 24, 2015: HPD Media Release added.

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Break in at Holliston Firearms

by Paul Saulnier

Saturday, January 26, 2013. At approximately 7:30 AM, police responded to a call to 838 Washington Street about a break into Holliston Firearms.

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Open Letter to Dr. Jackson

by Jack Harper

Dear Dr. Jackson, We have three children at Placentino Elementary. Everyone I know says great things about the administration and the teachers at our extraordinary school. They have created a loving learning environment which make our children and other students anxious to be there every single day.

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Holliston Then and Now

by Bill Tobin

This article has been published in 2009 and 2013, and received many comments that are republished. Newcomers and old timers too appreciate our town then and now. Holliston has changed over recent years. Do you remember ... ... Izzy and Al's Restaurant? The Colonial Pharmacy? Walter's Dairy? The Mighty Midget? The Historical Society's old home? Joe's Barber Shop? Knowlton's Market ? The Edison Shop? Russell's Market? Aubuchon's? just to name a few.

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Town Hall Like You've Never Seen It

by Bobby Blair

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One Down, One To Go

by Paul Saulnier

After successfully crushing Bullard Memorial Farm's efforts to establish a solar farm in their neighborhood, Bullard Street residents have set their sights on ending shooting at the Holliston Sportsmen's Association.

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Pedestrian Struck in Crosswalk

by Bobby Blair

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Marijuana Farm: an opportunity or liability?

by Mary Greendale

Last week, local resident and businessman Fran Colantonio approached Selectmen with a proposal to construct an indoor, fully secure 50,000 square foot marijuana farm on 200 acres in Hopping Brook Industrial Park.

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Mother and Daughter Struck in Crosswalk

by Bobby Blair

Two people were struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk downtown Saturday afternoon

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