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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.

12th Annual Walk Against Breast Cancer October 19

Plans are underway for the 12th Annual Walk Against Breast Cancer to step off from the First Congregational Church, 725 Washington Street, Holliston, at 1:30 p.m. (check in from 12:15-1) on Sunday, October 19 this year. The annual walk, which draws just under 400, was begun by and is completed in memory of Maryellen Miller, who lived in Holliston. 100% of proceeds benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

QB Athy Sets High Goals For Holliston Grid Squad

Nick Athy has all the necessary attributes to be a successful quarterback for Holliston High’s football team this fall.
The 5-foot-11, 192-pound senior, who has played wide receiver, running back, linebacker and safety during his first two seasons, can run, throw accurately, read defenses and rely on speed and quickness. Panthers’ coach Todd Kiley is convinced Athy is the right choice to direct Holliston’s offense in spite of his captain’s limited varsity appearances at QB.

Holliston Residents Host HIV Awareness Bike Team

These seven college-aged women have been on the adventure of a lifetime, biking 4,000 miles coast-to-coast across the United States, a 63-day journey. Their goal is to raise awareness about HIV and also to raise money that can be used toward treatment and ultimately, toward a cure.
The team was excited to make a stop in Holliston on Wednesday, August 20th at the home of residents Karlene Valente and Cathy Manganello, for an Italian meal and great conversation.

Holliston Girl Scouts Host Fall Registration Events September 3rd and 27th, 2014

Come see how the Girl Scouts of Holliston are building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place! Girls in grades K-12 who join Girl Scouts can participate in many different ways: troop, camp, events, series, travel or even virtual online participation.
Girls and adult volunteers can register online at anytime or in person at one of our upcoming events:

Discover Girl Scouts: Information Night
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Open House 4-6:30pm
First Baptist Church, 40 High Street

Local Artist, Local Advocate

Cheryl Cohen Mosaics Raises Funds for Ben Speaks

In conjunction with the grand opening of Cheryl Cohen Mosaics Art Center, at 360 Woodland Street, right across from the middle school, artist Cheryl Cohen is helping to help raise funds and bring awareness to an important cause. Medway-based organization, Ben Speaks Louder than Words, aims to reduce teen suicide and other destructive behaviors with its Bigger than Bullying campaign. Cohen has conducted both a coaster-making fundraiser as well as an ongoing “I Choose Life” paper chain fundraiser to support the effort.

Theatre370 Takes on Summer

Godspell Featured at High School July 31, August 1

A high school theatre production during the summertime? Why not? That was a question Brian Hickey, director of the Holliston High School Theatre 370 asked himself, when he decided to put the production together. He found he had no problem getting takers for the summer production of Godspell, the first major musical piece by 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, slated for July 31 and August 1 at 7:30 pm in the Holliston High School Auditorium.