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Editor's Corner

The snow has barely melted, but believe it or not, it’s time to think about planning summer. If you have children, you’ll be looking for fun, enriching and reasonably priced activities for them to do. Your town has a recreation department, and most run camps, so check out the town website for more information. If you’re looking for something a little different, check out the following options:
Lil Folk Farm, run by Nancy and David Dubin for the past 12 years, offers camp for children starting at age 4 up to age 16. Their certified summer camp runs from June 17-August 18.

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Slow Start For New Coach Galster’s Holliston Boys Quintet Displayed Superb Effort

Jenna Galster would have preferred better results in her first year as head coach of the Holliston boys’ basketball team.
The Panthers, who finished with a 3-17 record, struggled in some lop-sided games and played courageously in some close losses. One attribute that was prevalent in every outing, however, was all-out effort. Galster’s players never took a night off.

Washington Street Players Present Greetings! Shows March 28th, 29th, April 4th & April 5th at Holliston Senior Center

April is upon us, but don’t miss Greetings! a comedy by Tom Dudzick, which is being performed by the Washington Street Players at 8 p.m. on April 4th and 5th (as well as March 28th and 29th). Described as a play that “entertains while recognizing a spirituality in the midst of chaos,” Greetings is directed by Karen Dinehart and produced by Sue Ann Czotter.
Greetings, set in Pittsburgh, presents a cast of five. The lead role is Phil Gorski, played by Jim Glidden, of Holliston.

Running toward a Cure Tim’s Team to Run Boston Marathon for Timothy O’Connell Foundation

For the third year, Tim’s Team will run the Boston Marathon.
This year’s team, which supports the Timothy O’Connell Foundation, established in loving memory of Timothy O’Connell, who battled Acute Myeloid Leukemia until he passed away just before his 10th birthday, has six members – Timmy’s Mom, Joanne O’Connell, David Keim, Angela Lawless, Jeff McLindon, John Mulvaney and Matt Picard-Fraser.

Local Author Takes Young Readers on a Maine Adventure

Giant sea creatures? Magical orbs? Ancient prophecies? They sound like pieces of a Raiders of the Lost Ark tale, taking place in an exotic land, only this tale is spun from one Hollistonian about her home state – Maine. Jayne Rowe Jones is the author of a new action adventure geared toward young adults entitled Retsbol Rises: An Abenachi Lobster Tale.

Arvanitis A Top-notch Goalie For Holliston’s Hockey Team

Holliston’s hockey team has had an up-and-down season, opening the campaign with some early triumphs (winning the Bellingham Holiday Tournament), then cooling off as it clashed with Tri Valley League opponents.
The Panthers needed a victory and a tie in its final two games — against Hopkinton and Nashoba — to again qualify for the playoffs.

Annual Sub Sale Supports Pantry Shelf, Masonic Angel Fund

Superbowl Sunday came and went, but not without the 22nd Annual Superbowl Sunday Hoagie Sale, presented by the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the Mount Hollis Lodge at 657 Washington Street in Holliston. On this unusually sunny and warm February day, the members of the lodge were looking to beat last year’s sales of 202 hoagies, at $8 a pop. Sandwiches are made with Boars Head cold cuts, provided at cost by the Holliston Superette, and they’re prepared and sold by members.

Local Organization Aims to Help Homeless Families

Nationally, 40% of the homeless population is comprised of families. Mass. Coalition for the Homeless puts the number of Massachusetts homeless families at 3,000, and in the Metrowest alone, shelters are full, with 200 of these families being housed in motels-turned-emergency shelters in Natick and Framingham. Programs exist, such as Section 8, but all of those are backlogged, with waitlists.
What’s a family to do in the meantime, especially if they don’t have relatives or friends who can take them in?
Family Promise Metrowest is the answer for some.

HOOP FEVER---IT'S CATCHY!!

The basketball season may have ended, but not for the 4th annual Hoop Fever Basketball Camp. This program, for boys and girls ages 8-13, has been well accepted in all our neighboring communities as a great opportunity for learning and enjoying basketball during April School Vacation. This year's camp will begin Marathon Monday, April 21st, in the late afternoon to allow for watching or attending the event. From Tuesday the 22nd to Friday the 25th, the camp meets from 8:30 to 1:30. That includes a break for lunch except on Friday when we have our annual Pizza and Award Party.

This February Vacation, Why Not Play Soccer for Smiles?

Fundraiser Feb. 18-20 Benefits Random Smiles Project

They’ve been doing this since Middle School, but four Franklin teens, who’ve been friends since 3rd grade, have kept on hosting Soccer for Smiles, because they can help their community just by letting kids do something they love – play soccer – during the week of February vacation. Alexa Frongillo, 17, her brother Cobi, 16, Colin Berg, 17 and Tim Larowe, 16, are organizing the fifth Soccer for Smiles tournament, to take place February 18th, 19th and 20th.

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