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Millis’ Acorn Alpaca Ranch Annual Holiday Open House

Dec. 6&7 Open House and Holiday Boutique Feature Alpacas, Alpaca Products

Acorn Alpaca Ranch at 99 Acorn St., Millis, will host its annual Holiday Open House On December 6 & 7. Visitors can drop by between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to visit the friendly alpacas in the Ranch Barn, meet our new ducks, and browse the fine Alpaca Products in the Holiday Boutique.
The Ranch, in addition to breeding and selling the alpacas, offers yarn made from the fiber of their own alpacas as well as luxurious, warm, non-allergenic garments made from alpaca fiber. These items make great gifts to jump start your holiday shopping and warm up someone’s holiday and winter.

Holiday Lights and Santa Spottings

Fatima Shrine Christmas Lights Display

Over 75 displays of lights, through January first, 101 Summer St., Holliston, (508) 429-2144
The lights are on every day from 5 to 9 p.m., the Shrine Gift and Book Shop open until 9 p.m. and the cafeteria open until 8 p.m.
Every day, the hall will be opened for people who come to visit the Christmas lights, with goodies for everyone, young and old: hot chocolate, pastries, cookies, munchkins, etc. Fatima Shrine celebrates the Christmas Vigil Mass on Dec. 24th, at 8 p.m., while Christmas Day Solemn Mass will be on Dec. 25th at 11 a.m.
Millis Winter Wonderland

Elite Eight A Catalyst For Holliston Girls Soccer Squad

There’s been movies made that feature numbers — like “The Magnificent Seven’’ and “The Dirty Dozen.’’ The girls soccer team at Holliston High can easily match those numerical titles with “The Elite Eight.’’
Co-head coaches Amanda Sirianni and Kerri Kern, who are in their first year directing the Panthers since the departure of former coach Kristina Kern, are very emphatic when discussing the value and impact of their eight seniors who’ve led Holliston to a 6-5-2 record that has kept them in the mix for a berth in the playoffs.

Newcomers Expect High Need for Thanksgiving Baskets

Donations of Food Items, Monetary Gifts Sought - Food Drive at Shaw’s Nov. 15

Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year. There is no stress of what present should I give or lots of decorating to do. The day is about family and food. Spending time together. What would Thanksgiving dinner be without mashed potatoes and butternut squash? Without warm apple pie or pumpkin pie for dessert? Many deserving families in our town depend on the generous donations of these items to help complete their holiday meal.

Say Cheese! By Cathy Snyder

This delicious selection of French cheeses paired with fresh dill and roasted Italian hazelnuts was enjoyed at the “Eat Cheese Class” on September 11. Julia Child’s favorite cheesemonger led 20 lucky participants through the origins and cheese-making technique of six different cheeses.
“These cheeses are heavenly,” said Danielle Ohman, president of the Holliston Newcomers Club that sponsored the event. “I didn’t know cheese could taste so amazing.”

Outlook Is Positive For Holliston’s Field Hockey Squad

When Alyssa Wesoly was selected as Holliston High’s new field hockey coach, two players from last year’s team immediately contacted her. Those players - seniors Maggie Hamrie and Emilee Schaney - were named captains at the start of the season and their leadership qualities and skills will be key ingredients as the Panthers try to nudge their way into tournament contention.