Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Holliston Takes Care of Business at October Town Meeting

Moderator William Mayer (top row right below) called the meeting to order at 7:40 pm once a quorum of residents was confirmed by Town Clerk, Elizabeth Greendale (second from right at top below).

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Fire / EMS Log for Week of October 8 – 14, 2021

This week’s report includes stand-by coverage by HFD in Hopkinton and Ashland on Marathon Monday in addition to the normal emergency calls.

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Review of a Dazzling “Annie” by Prana

Little Orphan Annie burst on the scene as a comic strip in 1924 in the NY Daily News. Once the Depression came, Annie represented a pipe dream: an orphan girl rescued and then adopted by the improbably named Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks. The comic strip gave hope to those struggling to put food on the table for their families, just as did the musical 42nd Street with its fantasy song, “We’re in the Money.”

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Free Music Event at OutPost Farm this Saturday, October 23

The Big Chief Band will play at the Outpost Farm in Holliston this Saturday, October 23, from 11:30-2:30 pm.

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Holliston Happenings: Week of October 17 – 23, 2021

Town Meeting on Monday headlines this week’s activities. The Halloween festivities kick off on Saturday.

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Pickleball Courts Open at Goodwill Park!

Holliston Parks and Recreation is excited to announce that we have installed two Pickleball courts on the existing tennis courts at Goodwill Park.  Pickleball is one of the fastest growing recreational activities in the country, and its popularity is sweeping through communities everywhere.  

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Tim’s Team Runners Successfully Complete the Virtual Boston Marathon 2021

On Monday, October 11, Holliston’s Rail Trail was the site of the Virtual Boston Marathon 2021 for Tim’s Team.  Team members Jaime Murphy, Joanne O’Connell, and Claire Picard successfully completed 26.2 miles in one of the prettiest areas of Holliston.  Because team member Don Quindley sustained an injury while training, he was unable to run.

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Hansel And Gretel – A Cautionary Tale

Local writer, Diane Nault shares another of her recent works.
The children’s story starts out innocently enough.  Two young children wandering out in the forest, dropping breadcrumbs along the path hoping to mark their way back home.  Deep in the darkness they come upon a wondrous house encrusted with sugary treats – gingerbread covers the sides; candies of all kinds tempt the children to come forward and to sample each delicious bite.  They can’t believe their good fortune!

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Library Update from Leslie McDonnell

Library Director Leslie McDonnell shares information on several upcoming events sponsored by the Holliston Public Library.

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Select Board Met on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

This week’s Select Board meeting was held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 after observing Columbus / Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday. Chair Tina Hein called the meeting to order with a quorum at 7:03pm. Select Board Clerk John Cronin was absent.

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Council on Aging Holds its October Meeting

Holliston’s Council on Aging recently met at the Senior Center. Chair Yvette Cain called the meeting to order at 2:00pm on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

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Holliston Knights Surpass $250,000 in Charitable Donations!

On Saturday, October 9, 2021 the Saint Mary’s Council of the Knights of Columbus held the prize drawing for their 13th annual charity raffle. With this year’s raffle proceeds which are earmarked for donation, the Council has passed the one quarter of a million dollars in TOTAL donations since beginning their fundraising efforts in 2003.

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