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  • 1 Feb 2021 11:28 AM | Debbie Colburn (Administrator)

    With the holidays behind us - I hope everyone had a relaxing January. That is everyone except those who attended the Ladies' Escape Zoom Cross-Fit class thanks to Katrine Giroux, Jennifer Mott and Timea Kovaks. What a great workout! A special thanks to Firewall Fitness in Holliston for offering this class free of charge!
     
    Sadly, without being able to have our regular family fundraising events last year, the HNN Grant application will not be open to the community this year. However, the funds distributed last year have been saved in reserve for the Holliston Library museum passes and the Holliston Parks and Recreation’s summer concerts so -  when appropriate - those Holliston traditions have been funded for 2021.The funds raised by the one 2020 fundraiser that was held (Prize-A-Day) will be carried into the 2021 Grant Fund.
     
    Moving forward, we are excited to bring back the ‘Prize A Day for the Month of May’ calendar raffle, and a new fundraising endeavor - ‘Restaurant Days’ - is well on its way with Co-Chairs Amy Forman and Jennifer Mott. So proud of our membership adjusting to the times with creativity and action.
     
    Hope to see you at future events!
     
    Debbie
    President
    Debbie Colburn   president.hnn@gmail.com


  • 1 Feb 2021 11:27 AM | Debbie Colburn (Administrator)

    We would like to thank the businesses that have already signed up to be 2021 Sponsors
     
        
                 Platinum - AnyFence Co.
        
                 Gold - Harelick Dental
        
                 Silver - Tink’s Magical Vacations with Donna
        
                 Bronze - Blessed Beginnings Preschool and Archambault Construction
     
    If you or someone you know would like to sponsor HNN, please email the committee at.newcomers@gmail.com.
    The details of the sponsor benefits are on our webpage at
    https://hollistonnewcomers.org/Become-a-Sponsor.


  • 1 Feb 2021 11:25 AM | Debbie Colburn (Administrator)

    The Ladies' Escapes is having an ONLINE VALENTINE’S DAY BAKING PARTY on Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 7:30 pm. This year, more than ever, we all need a little more LOVE, so let’s virtually get together and bake some delicious Baileys Brownies! Recipe, list of ingredients, and Zoom link will be sent to everyone who RSVPs.
     
    We are looking forward to this fun, online baking party!
    Please RSVP to Timea at timusch@yahoo.com



  • 1 Feb 2021 11:23 AM | Debbie Colburn (Administrator)

    Book club members have been fortunate to continue reading together and meeting virtually over the past year. This month, we expand our reading circle by participating in the One Book, One Holliston community read program through the Holliston Public Library. The 2021 selection is, Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love.  Author Dolores Johnson grew up in Buffalo the daughter of a white mother and an African-American father.  When she began to investigate her family tree, she found more than she could ever have imagined.  This deeply personal and inspiring story of race in America is available in electronic format or in print from the library via curbside pickup. 
     
    Our usual book club meeting date coincides with the library’s Meet the Author virtual event on Wednesday, February 17th at 7 pm, so we will attend this in lieu of our meeting. Please consider logging in for this special opportunity to hear directly from the author. Registration is required and is done directly through the library’s website at hollistonlibrary.org .
     
    In March, we will be reading The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory, and the remaining months will depend on recommendations by book club members. What’s your idea?
     
    Cindy and Sue
    Book Club Co-Chairs 
    Cindy Carr   carr.cynthiad@gmail.com
    Sue Hatton   hncbookclub@outlook.com


  • 3 Jan 2021 1:20 PM | Debbie Colburn (Administrator)

    Happy New Year!
     
    I hope everyone was able to enjoy the holiday season, whether in person or virtually. Although a quieter December than usual - HNN still connected at our Ladies Escape Annual Holiday Party thanks to Jennifer Mott and Timea Kovacs.  What a fun time it was! A few shared cocktail recipes and we unwrapped our presents from the "contact-less Gift Swap."  And great conversation made the evening fly by. But now 2020 is in the past (finally), and we are looking forward to 2021!
     
    We may not be able to have our regular family fundraising events right away, but we are bringing back our Month of Prizes! Plus we are looking into organizing one or two "Restaurant Days" and a "Dinner Take-Out" Night. We are also looking for volunteers to drive this home. If you are interested in getting these new endeavors going - please email hnnexecutiveboard@gmail.com.
     
    To welcome in 2021, I would like to thank those in the membership who are part of the "essential" workers who have been - and still are - taking care of us and those around us.  Medical professionals and support staff, first responders, teachers, store and restaurant workers, IT professionals, volunteers for organizations or just someone making meals or trips for those who need help - the list goes on.  Know that we appreciate your efforts and dedication.
     
    I wish you all a safe & healthy beginning to a year filled with possibilities!
     
    Debbie
    President
    Debbie Colburn   president.hnn@gmail.com

  • 3 Jan 2021 1:19 PM | Debbie Colburn (Administrator)

    We are currently canvassing businesses in Holliston and the surrounding communities to support us this year. If you or someone you know would like to sponsor HNN, please email committee.newcomers@gmail.com
     
    We would like to thank the businesses that have already committed to being 2021 Sponsors
     
                 Harelick Dental, Blessed Beginnings Preschool & Archambault Construction
     
    The details of the sponsor benefits are on our webpage at https://hollistonnewcomers.org/Become-a-Sponsor.

  • 3 Jan 2021 1:18 PM | Debbie Colburn (Administrator)

    Join the Ladies Escape Committee on January 23rd at 9:15 a.m. for a Virtual Cross-Fit Class with Holliston's Cross-Fit Firewall!  Please RSVP to Jennifer or Timea.

    Timea and Jennifer
    Ladies' Escapes Co-Chairs
    Timea Kovacs timusch@yahoo.com
    Jennifer Mott hncladiesescape@gmail.com


  • 3 Jan 2021 1:12 PM | Debbie Colburn (Administrator)

    Welcome to 2021, and a new year of reading together. Let’s close the miles between us by continuing to meet remotely and staying connected through shared reading. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 20, at 7:30pm to talk about The Nickel Boys, by Colson Whitehead. A zoom link will be sent that day to all who have registered to join the meeting. Reach out to let us know you’re joining through the book club Facebook page, or send an email to the co-chairs.
     
    This and other HNN selections are placed on reserve for club members by our own Holliston Public library. Please ask the librarian for help in locating these books if you have trouble finding them, or if you are arranging contact-less pick up. You may also want to explore the library website for instructions on using the Minuteman network to borrow digital versions of this and upcoming titles.
     
    Looking ahead to February, we will read along with the annual ‘One Book, One Holliston’ selection, Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love by E. Dolores Johnson. Copies of this title will be widely available through the library. In March, we will read The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory, and the remaining months depend on recommendations by book club members. What’s your idea?
     
    Cindy and Sue
    Book Club Co-Chairs 
    Cindy Carr   carr.cynthiad@gmail.com
    Sue Hatton   hncbookclub@outlook.com

  • 1 Dec 2020 6:26 PM | Debbie Colburn (Administrator)

    The holiday season may be right around the corner with our Ladies' Holiday Escape thanks to Jennifer Mott & Timea Kovaks, but let’s not forget our accomplishments from November. The combined efforts of the Thanksgiving Basket & Thanksgiving Senior Meal committees raised enough funds to contribute to both local and surrounding community organizations. A big thanks to fellow committee members - Katrine Giroux, Christine Charette, and Amy Forman.
     
    Looking forward to next year - and boy are we looking forward to next year - we may not be able to have our regular family fundraising events right away, but we are bringing back our Month of Prizes! Plus we are looking into organizing one or two ‘Restaurant Days’ and a ‘Dinner Take-out Night'. If you are interested in getting these new endeavors going, please email hnnexecutiveboard@gmail.com.
     
    Although 2020 has been a year like no other, HNN members still accomplished much for the community and continued to stay in touch - even if it was through a screen. Thank you for continuing to promote the HNN mission of community and connection, and we will continue to look for ways to help others and each other in 2021. 
     

    Wishing all of you a happy holiday season!

    Debbie
    President
    Debbie Colburn   president.hnn@gmail.com


  • 1 Dec 2020 6:24 PM | Debbie Colburn (Administrator)

    It’s time to think about sponsorship for 2021. We will be contacting our 2020 sponsors for their renewal in December and mailing to other community businesses after the first of the year. If you or someone you know would like to sponsor HNN, please email committee.newcomers@gmail.com
     
    We would like to thank our 2020 sponsors and hope they will continue to support us in the coming year.
     
     Gold

    Harelick Dental and Goldfish Swim School in Milford

     Silver

    Tink’s Magical Vacations with Donna & Jensen Sheehan Insurance Agency

      Bronze

    Blessed Beginnings Preschool, Dr. Preussner Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, The Bloom Center for Esthetic Dentistry, Prana Center, Archambault Construction, and Farrell Pool Service

     
    The details of the sponsor benefits are on our webpage at https://hollistonnewcomers.org/Become-a-Sponsor


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