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Chadsey Should Ensure Smooth Transition For Girls Soccer

Brielle Chadsey is the new girls soccer coach at Holliston High, and to say that she paid her dues before taking the varsity reins is putting it mildly.
The 32-year-old Chadsey, who played soccer at Ashland High, became Holliston’s freshman coach when she joined the staff as an elementary guidance counselor at the Miller School in 2008. After three years at the frosh coach, she moved up to the junior-varsity level and guided that program for three campaigns. Her first season with the jayvees produced a 14-1-3 record

Sounds of Africa at Southwick’s Zoo

Southwick’s Zoo is continuing their 50th anniversary festivities with Sounds of Africa on Saturday, August 15. This dynamic event will offer visitors the opportunity to experience and learn about African music and dance. Daytime activities within the zoo will include performances by Cape Verdean musician and recording artist Ras Moon, Balafon Player Famoro Diobate, and Mali style Guitar Player Abdoulaye “Djoss” Diabaté. Drum workshops will be provided by Gaia Roots and master drummer Moussa Traore. A dance workshop will also be available with master dancer Joh Camara.

Volunteers Step Forward to Show Holliston Pride

A slew of volunteers turned out for the first ever community Holliston in Bloom cleanup on July 18 and 19.
“I think we saw nearly 70 people,” says HIB volunteer Cherry Fenton. “We weeded and edged and mulched a lot of places in Holliston. There was a command center in Blair Square and we had someone there who told people where to go.”
Volunteers spruced up Blair Square, Stoddard Park, Goodwill Park, Town Hall, Holliston Public Library, the Holliston Historical Society, and couple of traffic islands, says Fenton.

Project Just Because “Christmas in July” Fundraiser July 23 Event, Featuring Country Music, Raffles, to Be at Holliston’s Upper Town Hall

Fifteen years ago, Cherylann Lambert Walsh wanted to teach her kids to give back. The Holliston native and Hopkinton resident took her children into Boston to hand out winter jackets to people who needed them. Then, says Karen Regan, who is now Operations Manager of Project Just Because in Hopkinton, Lambert became aware that there were people right in her town of Hopkinton who needed coats, so she started working to collect and provide them.

Come and See the Flying Flowers!

Holliston AgCom to Open Butterfly Aviary on July 11, Public Welcome

Painted ladies, monarchs and more! The Holliston Agricultural Commission is getting ready to open its new butterfly aviary, the brainchild of and built by PJ Kilkelly, a stone mason by trade, in his spare time. The opening event will take place on Saturday, July 11th, from 12-4 p.m., right next to the Holliston Community Gardens. If you aren’t sure where that is, you’ll find this community treasure behind Pinecrest Golf Club ( at 212 Prentice Street. Just follow the driveway to the back.

RAMS ReACT Players to Perform 2nd Benefit for Holliston Pantry Shelf

“ReACT Gives Back” to Take Place at Middle School on June 5

Last year, Lindsay Hecker needed to pick a mitzvah project. Ideally, it had to do with something she loved and had to be for a good cause. In no time, Lindsay decided that her project would have to do with performing arts.
“I’ve always liked donating to the food pantry,” says Lindsay, 14, who had held a lemonade stand years earlier to raise money for the Holliston Pantry Shelf. “I always liked it, because it was small and helped a lot of people, and I had a friend who went there. I like to act, so I wanted to include that and give back.”

Bringing Raven Home

Holliston GS Troop Makes Home for Horse; Invites Town to Meet Her June 7th

It’s no joke.
“Raven,” a beautiful dark horse the color of rich earth, was off to the proverbial glue factory if someone didn’t step in, and not only did someone step in, but 14 kind young ladies from Holliston Troop 65129 moved to action to give a lovely, doomed animal a chance at a future.