Holliston Reporter

America In Bloom: Judges Tour - Day Two

Visits to Waushakum Live Steamers, the Bullard Memorial Farm and the Pinecrest Golf Course were on the itinerary for the last day of judging.
Holliston Reporter

Pursuing a DPW with Blinders

The contractor, who will replace the Water Superintendent, hopefully temporarily, will be paid $3,150 per week almost twice the amount $1, 634. per week that Water Superintendent, Doug Valovcin, who recently resigned was paid.
Holliston Reporter

America In Bloom: Judges Day One

The judges have arrived and are now doing their jobs judging Holliston. This is the fourth town they have been assigned to evaluate. Day one of the two day visit had a busy and interesting program. I am sure they were duly impressed as they toured Town Hall, Central Burying Ground, the Library, Goodwill Park, Eight Arch Bridge, First Congregational Church, Blair Square and Casey at Bat.
Holliston Reporter

2nd Annual Placentino Kindergarten Playdate

I'm pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Placentino Kindergarten Playdate sponsored by the Holliston Elementary Parent Teacher Student Association (HEPTSA)!
Holliston Reporter

AIB Judges Reception

The America in Bloom judges were treated to a great welcoming reception at the Historical Society on Wednesday, prior to vistiting town sites on Thursday and Friday.
Boston Globe

Obituary: Richard Marchand

MARCHAND, Richard 77, of Holliston, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his home. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Margaret (Quinn) and Arthur Marchand. An Army Veteran, Richard had formerly worked at the Mass Mental Health Department at Medfield State Hospital and in Danvers and Waltham, where he retired. He is survived by his brother, Arthur Marchand and his wife Gloria of Annapolis, MD, his niece and nephew, Margaret and Arthur, 5 great nieces and nephews, and 1 great-great niece. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 24th from 5-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of HOLLISTON, 854 Washington St. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 25th at 9:00a.m. at St. Mary's ...
Holliston Town News

12th Annual Spring Fling a Success

It was quite an event at the Medfield Senior Center last week Rehabilitation Associates, Parent company of nine Local Post Acute Rehab & Skilled Nursing Centers hosted their 12th annual Spring Fling for 140 residents from the nine centers, as well as for some of the local Medfield Seniors at the Medfield Senior Center
Holliston Town News

Where Are They Now? Holliston’s Caligaris Was No. 1 In TVL Basketball

Dave Caligaris was the most complete basketball player ever to come out of the Tri-Valley League. The Detroit Pistons made him their fifth-round draft choice in 1978, the year Dick Vitale took the reins after a successful career at the University of Detroit. The 6-foot-4 guard-forward, who excelled at Holliston High School, then later at Northeastern University, is the only TVL player to be drafted into the National Basketball Association.
Holliston Town News

Local Officials Respond to, Prepare for Opioid Overdoses

“If you asked me 10 years ago if my child would use drugs, I would have told you, ‘No.” We participated in D.A.R.E. We talked to our kids. We just said no,” said Natick mom Kathy Pierce in a Holliston forum on June 9th, “Suburban Teens and Drugs: What Every Parent Should Know,” on the growing problem with heroin and other opiate abuse aired on Holliston Cable Access. (www.hcattv.org). The forum, held at the Adams Middle School, included Rep. Carol Dykema, Ben Phillips, Holliston Police Chief Moore, Det.
Holliston Town News

Local Farmers Do What They Can to Keep It Green

These days, folks are wont to hear a lot of buzz phrases about going organic, buying local and doing things naturally and sustainably. A number of farms operate in Holliston, and we asked them just what they’re doing to preserve the environment while putting out a product people want to buy. Here’s what we found:
Holliston Town News

Bee Kind to the Bees Bee-Friendly Practices

Good for Bees, Good for Humans, TooIt’s late spring or early summer. You see something moving, and you realize it’s a cluster of bees. They are swarming. Why do they do it, and what do you do? According to Tony Luleck, President of the nonprofit Norfolk County Beekeepers Association (NCBA), the last thing you should do is kill them. “A natural thing that happens during the early summer is swarming,” says Luleck, who is also chair of the Holliston Agricultural Commission. “When that happens, the bees need to take up a residence somewhere. We get a lot of calls to catch swarms.”
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