• 06/01/2023 1:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    First, mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 21st at 7:30pm to join in as we wrap up our year. We’ll discuss the most recent book, Oh, William! written by beloved author, Elizabeth Strout. There will be plenty of time to chat about the book while also allowing for socialization and friendship. This is the month when we start to populate our reading list for next year and we would love to incorporate your suggestions. Registration is needed so we can provide you with the meeting information.  Reply on our HNN book club Facebook page, or message Beth at the address below if you can attend. For your convenience, books are available in the book club section at the Holliston Library.

    Sumer reading: Hopefully you will find time to relax and enjoy titles from your own wish list. If you’d like to get a head start on our September book, be sure to add Remarkably Bright Creatures, by Shelby Van Pelt to your list. Holliston Library has already placed a reserve for members and expects books to start arriving mid-August. And if you can’t wait until then, check out Hoopla, where you can instantly get the electronic or audio version anytime with your library card.

    Book Club Co-chairs needed: Lastly, we are seeking 2 new members to take over as book club co-chairs for next year. This is a fun way to contribute to HNN and since it takes very little of your time it’s an ideal position for those who have busy schedules. Work as a team to help fine tune our reading list, reserve books through the library, update the book club page on Facebook, update our monthly newsletter article, and help facilitate the monthly meeting. Guidance will be available from this year’s co-chairs. Please reach out if you have interest, or questions. See the description in the vacancy section of this newsletter.

    Summary of Oh, William from the Minuteman Library Network site:

    Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout explores the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep, as a former couple reckons with where they've come from--and what they've left behind.

    …At the heart of this story is the indomitable voice of Lucy Barton, who offers a profound, lasting reflection on the very nature of existence.

    Beth and Sue

    Book Club Co-Chairs

    RSVP to Beth

  • 04/30/2023 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May and June will be fun months for HNN members! Join us at our Kentucky Derby Party on May 6th to enjoy Southern-inspired cocktails and food while we chat in the sun and watch the [2-minute] horse race! Next, get your calendar number assignment(s) ready to win some prizes every day in May through our Prize-a-Day in the Month of May Fundraiser. And finally, keep your eyes open for news about our Touch a Truck & Food Truck Fundraising Event in June. I know my kids can't wait for it and already have it marked on their calendars.

    In addition, HNN wants to invigorate our PLAYGROUPS this year! HNN had a vibrant playgroup before the pandemic, which was/is an important benefit of our Club. If you are interested in joining a PLAYGROUP, please keep your eyes open for announcements and contact information.


    Jennifer Mott


  • 04/30/2023 1:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May will be a busy month for HNN as we will hold our annual Board elections! Between May 19th and 21st, all members will be invited to vote online for the new Board. An email reminder with a link to vote will be sent closer to the date, but it is never too early to mark your calendars! Also….we still need candidates for the Membership-VP and Secretary positions.

    All Board positions are open to all members. Whether you just joined the Club or have been a member for many years, you can join the Board! It is a great way to meet fellow Hollistonians and make a difference in our great community! All positions' descriptions can be found on our website: Holliston Newcomers & Neighbors - Board Positions.

    In addition to these Board positions, we are also looking for a Fundraiser Chair and a Parliamentarian. Contact me or any other current member of the Board if you wish to have more information or to express your interest.

    We would love to hear from you!

    Katrine Giroux



  • 04/30/2023 1:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are very excited to host our very first Kentucky Derby Party-ADULT-only event- on Saturday, May 6th, from 5-7 pm at a member's backyard. So grab a fabulous fascinator or bow tie, wear your favorite Derby-inspired outfit and join us for the most exciting two minutes in sports!!!!

    There will be some fun games, best-dressed contest, light appetizers and drinks, and a great atmosphere for sure!

    Please bring a dessert and/or drink to share, if you are able.

    And if you haven't already done so, don't forget to RSVP to Timea.

    See you there!

    Timea and Christel

    Social Event Coordinators

  • 04/30/2023 1:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    HNN Book Club would love to see you at our next meeting!

    Join us this month on Wednesday, May 17th at 7:30 pm. Our May selection is The Honey Bus, a memoir written by Meredith May.

    This fun group of members brings together those with a common interest in reading and includes time to chat about the book in addition to plenty of room for socializing and friendship. The meeting will be held in a hybrid format allowing you to join from home, or in person. Registration is needed so we can provide you with the meeting location and link.  Reply on our HNN book club Facebook page, or message Beth if you can attend. For your convenience, books are available in the book club section at the Holliston Library.

    Summary from the Minuteman Library Network site: “An extraordinary story of a girl, her grandfather and one of nature's most mysterious and beguiling creatures: the honeybee… The bees became a guiding force in May's life, teaching her about family and community, loyalty and survival and the unequivocal relationship between a mother and her child. Part memoir, part beekeeping odyssey, The Honey Bus is an unforgettable story about finding home in the most unusual of places, and how a tiny, little-understood insect could save a life.”

    Coming next:  In June we will wrap up our year with Oh, William! by Elizabeth Strout.

    Beth and Sue

    Book Club Co-Chairs

  • 04/06/2023 7:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Your HNN Board and Committee leaders are excited for Spring and the opportunities it brings to get together in the warm weather!  Look for news about our Kentucky Derby party and keep checking-in as our adult & children's Social Committees have a few more ideas "in the works"!  Then, don't forget to buy your Prize a Day calendar for a chance to win a prize to one of our fabulous local businesses!  Your purchase helps to financially support our HNN Community Grant Fund (Summer Concerts/Library Museum passes) and our local businesses!  

    Lastly, I want to thank our Committee Leaders and Board Members, who bring the big ideas and accomplish the small tasks each month.  Each of you, along with all of our HNN members, who support their neighbors and our town fosters a sense of community through personal relationships and partnerships with local businesses and organizations.  When we know each other, care about each other, and support each other we build a strong community and a thriving town.  So come have fun with us, volunteer with us, and get to know each other and our local business supporters.  I look forward to seeing you!


    Jennifer Mott


  • 04/06/2023 7:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Two great member events are coming up in April!

    Wellness with Essential Oils Workshop, The Bird & Bear Collective in Holliston, Monday, April 10th from 7-8 pm.

    Let’s get together at the wonderful little shop in downtown The Bird & Bear Collective to learn more about essential oils. It’s a free, one hour workshop, but you need to RSVP to Bird & Bear on their website as well as to Timea

    Hibachi Dinner at Yama Fuji in Medway, Thursday, April 27th at 7 pm

    Come out and join us on Thursday, April 27 at 7 PM when we go to Yama Fuji in Medway for an entertaining and yummy night out. Enjoy the fire of the grill right before our seats and have authentic Japanese food, sushi, and hibachi! Please RSVP to Christel.

  • 04/06/2023 7:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Everyone is invited to join the book club on Wednesday, April 19th at 7:30 pm as we share our thoughts on The Talented Miss Farwell, by Emily Gray Tedrowe. The meeting will be held in a hybrid format and registration is needed so we can provide you with the meeting location and link. Reply on our HNN book club Facebook page, or message Beth at the address below if you can attend. For your convenience, books are available in the book club section at the Holliston Library.

    Coming next: In May we will be reading The Honey Bus by Meredith May, and in June, Oh, William! by Elizabeth Strout.

    “Catch Me If You Can meets Patricia Highsmith in this "stylish" (New York Times Book Review) page-turner of greed and obsession, survival and self-invention that is a piercing character study of one unforgettable female con artist. At the end of the 1990s, with the art market finally recovered from its disastrous collapse, Miss Rebecca Farwell has made a killing at Christie's in New York City, selling a portion of her extraordinary art collection for a rumored 900 percent profit. Dressed in couture YSL, drinking the finest champagne at trendy Balthazar, Reba, as she's known, is the picture of a wealthy art collector. But a thousand miles from the Big Apple, in the small town of Pierson, Illinois, Miss Farwell is someone else entirely--a quiet single woman known as Becky who still lives in her family's farmhouse, wears sensible shoes, and works tirelessly as the town's treasurer and controller”—From the publisher.

    Beth and Sue

    Book Club Co-Chairs

    RSVP to Beth

  • 03/02/2023 6:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Although Winter is still upon us, we can start dreaming about Spring and look forward to our Club's warm weather fundraisers, fun social events and meaningful civic contributions to our community.  To that end, we are once again helping the Holliston Pantry Shelf with Easter Gifts!  We are collecting monetary donations to purchase gift cards for families with children, who need some financial support to celebrate the Easter or Spring season.  So, please look in this Newsletter for how to donate.  And mark your calendars for two social events in March!  Specifically, (1) a family/children's event at Altitude in Franklin on March 10th where your ticket will financially support our Club's community Grant Fund (Summer Concerts/Library Museum passes) and (2) an adult Eco-Friendly Living Workshop at Holliston resident-owned business, Oceans Dreams Market, also on March 10th. 

    Lastly, we want to thank our incredible local businesses for sponsoring our Club in 2023.  We proudly give them a shout-out at the bottom of this Newsletter, on our Facebook page, and at our events.  Our Club's purpose is to foster a sense of community through personal relationships among town residents and partnerships with local businesses and organizations.  When we know each other, care about each other, and support each other we build a strong community and a thriving town.  So, please get to know and thank our local business supporters.  And I look forward to seeing you at Altitude and/or Oceans Dreams Market later this month!



    Jennifer Mott

  • 03/02/2023 6:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We would like to thank the businesses that have signed up to be 2023 Sponsors so far

    Please support these businesses whenever you can and remember to thank them for their support!

    If you or someone you know would like to sponsor HNN, email

    The sponsor benefit details are on our webpage at
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