NEWS

  • 1 Apr 2019 8:49 AM | Angela Page (Administrator)

    Spring is right around the corner, so it’s time to introduce our Spring Membership Special!  New members who join now not only enjoy the Newcomers Social Events and can participate in giving back to our community for the rest of the 2018-2019 membership year (ending August 2019) but also be enrolled as a full-paying member for the 2019-2020 year! So tell your friends it’s not too late in the year to join!
     
    We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members who have recently joined:

    • Katie McIntosh & Jeff Torch

    Debbie 
    Second Vice President
    Debbie Colburn 2ndVP.HollistonNewcomers@gmail.com

  • 1 Apr 2019 8:48 AM | Angela Page (Administrator)

    Holliston Newcomers & Neighbors is hosting its second annual Princess and Superhero party on Saturday, April 27th from 10:30am to 12:30pm. This event was so popular last year it sold out, so we are getting a bigger venue at Placentino Elementary School’s Cafetorium, 235 Woodland St. Holliston, MA. Come meet real-life princesses and superheroes, and don’t forget your camera! Our hometown superheroes, police and firefighters, will also be in attendance. Tickets are $10 each and include an ice cream sundae bar and all crafts and tattoos. Additional specials are offered such as face painting, hair sculpting and nail salon. Costumes are optional, but highly encouraged. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.hollistonnewcomers.org.        
               
    or The Grapevine, Coffee Haven or the Superette. Don’t miss this spectacular event!! We hope to see you there either as a participant or volunteer. So polish your crown and dust off your cape, and help us make this a great success!
     
    With love,

    Christel, Katrine and Erica
    Princess and Superhero Co-Chairs
    Christel DiPippo   Christellize@yahoo.com
    Katrine Giroux   katrinegiroux@gmail.com
    Erica Long   erilouboston@gmail.com
     

  • 1 Apr 2019 8:46 AM | Angela Page (Administrator)

    March 30 was the first in what we hope will be an annual Rock and Roll Bingo event for Holliston Newcomers & Neighbors.
    We had a fantastic time and heard from our guests that they loved it too!


    Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and Newcomer members, we gave away 3 tables of fabulous raffle, bingo and auction prizes during the event.
     

    We would like to thank the following businesses who contributed donations and helped make the evening a success:
     
        Soul Spirit Studio
        Prana Center Yoga and Acting Studio
        Emily's Interiors
        Sky Zone Trampoline Park
        Fiske's General Store
        Little Beehive Farm
        BOSE
        Tink's Magical Vacations by Donna
        Elegante Nails
        Market
        Cheryl's Mosaics
        Bazels Subs and Pizza
        Coffee Haven
        Renew You
        45 Restaurant
        Smith & Wollensky, Wellesley
        Paper Source, Wellesley
        Holliston Newcomers & Neighbors Book Club
     
    We would also like to thank Coffee Haven and Grapevine for helping us sell tickets to this event!
     

    If you have photos from the Bingo event that you would like to share, please email them to robin.bowman555@gmail.com or share them on Holliston Newcomers & Neighbors Facebook page for all to see!
     


    Many thanks,
     
    Robin
    Rock and Roll BINGO Co-Chair
    Fundraising Chair
    Robin Bowman   robin.bowman555@gmail.com
  • 1 Apr 2019 8:45 AM | Angela Page (Administrator)

    As the winter season is winding down and signs of spring are emerging, our body is ready for rejuvenation! The Ladies Escapes is ready to kick off spring by planning an amazing Makeup Party at B. Luxe Hair and Makeup Salon in Medway in early May. It will be approximately 1.5 hours long and the cost per person is $45. There will be a limited amount of tickets available to purchase and will be sold online. More details will follow shortly.


    We are very excited about this great event!

    Julianne, Jennifer and Timea
    Ladies Escapes C0-Chairs
    Jennifer Mott hncladiesescape@gmail.com
    Timea Kovacs timusch@yahoo.com
     

  • 1 Apr 2019 8:43 AM | Angela Page (Administrator)

    I am so excited to announce that we are continuing our partnership with the Holliston Pantry Shelf to support them with Easter Basket collection.
     
    I have received the sign-up list for the Easter Basket requests!
     
    How it works:
    Families sign up with the Holliston Pantry Shelf and provide the child's gender, age and some ideas of what the child likes or specific interests.
     
    We are also continuing our partnership with Fiske's in Holliston. You will be able to pick your basket at the store, get 20% off items, and they will put your basket together!
     

    • Ages 0-3 get a $25 gift card to Target
    • Ages 4-13 get a $25 - $30 Easter Basket
    • Ages 14-18 get a $25 gift card to Target or Fiske’s
     
    If you would like to participate, you can email me (melissa.a.cloutier@gmail.com), and I will let you know what we still need donated.
     
    If you prefer, you can always mail or drop off a check, or $25 gift card to Target or Fiske's.
     
    Once you have been assigned a child to donate to, I will email you the drop off information, which will take place on Friday April 12th evening and Saturday April 13th late afternoon.
     
    Please let me know if you have any questions & thank you for your support!
     
    Melissa
    Easter Baskets Chair
    Melissa Marien melissa.a.cloutier@gmail.com

  • 1 Apr 2019 8:42 AM | Angela Page (Administrator)

    Please come join us at an upcoming meeting.  New participants are always warmly welcomed.

    • April 9, 7:30 pm Book Club will meet to discuss Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland. 
    • May 21, 7:30 pm Book Club will meet to discuss Beartown by Fredrik Bachman. 
    We are still looking for host locations for the April, May and June meetings.   If you are interested, please let us know. Members are reminded that Book Club has its own Facebook page where you can stay up-to-date with current happenings.  Any questions?  Reach us through Facebook or at the emails listed below. 
     
    About our April selection:

    This luminous story begins in the present day, when a professor invites a colleague to his home to see a painting that he has kept secret for decades. The professor swears it is a Vermeer--but why has he hidden this important work for so long? The reasons unfold in a series of events that trace the ownership of the painting back to World War II and Amsterdam, and still further back to the moment of the work's inspiration. As the painting moves through each owner's hands, what was long hidden quietly surfaces, illuminating poignant moments in multiple lives. Susan Vreeland's characters remind us, through their love of this mysterious painting, how beauty transforms and why we reach for it, what lasts and what in our lives is singular and unforgettable.
     
    Cindy and Sue
    Book Club Co-Chairs 
    Cindy Carr   carr.cynthiad@gmail.com
    Sue Hatton   hncbookclub@outlook.com
  • 24 Mar 2019 6:23 PM | Anonymous
    New participants are warmly welcomed at all HNC Book Club gatherings.  Please come join us!
     
    • March 19, 7:30 pm Book Club will meet at Pamela’s house for a lively discussion of An American Marriage by Tayari Jones.  Thank you Pamela for the great suggestion and for hosting this month!
     
    Due to the popularity of this title, we were not able to place a group hold for Book Club members. However, individual copies of An American Marriage are readily obtained through the Minuteman Library Network book request system.
     
    We would love to have some new host locations for the April, May and June meetings.   If you are interested, please let us know. Members are reminded that Book Club has its own Facebook page where you can stay up to date with current happenings.  Any questions?  Reach us through Facebook or at the emails listed below. 
     
    About our March selection:


     Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. Roy is arrested and sentenced to twelve years for a crime Celestial knows he didn't commit. Though fiercely independent, Celestial finds herself bereft and unmoored, taking comfort in Andre, her childhood friend, and best man at their wedding. As Roy's time in prison passes, she is unable to hold on to the love that has been her center. This stirring love story is a profoundly insightful look into the hearts and minds of three people who are at once bound and separated by forces beyond their control. An American Marriage is a masterpiece of storytelling, an intimate look deep into the souls of people who must reckon with the past while moving forward--with hope and pain--into the future.

    Cindy and Sue
    Book Club Co-Chairs 
    Cindy Carr   carr.cynthiad@gmail.com
    Sue Hatton   hncbookclub@outlook.com


  • 24 Mar 2019 6:22 PM | Anonymous
     
     
    I am so excited to announce that we are continuing our partnership with the Holliston Pantry Shelf to support them with Easter Basket collection.
     
    I will be receiving the list of sign-ups for the Easter Baskets by March 30, 2019.
     
    How it works:
     
    Families sign up with the Holliston Pantry Shelf and provide the child's gender, age and some ideas of what the child likes or specific interests.
     
    You will let me know if you would like to participate in making a $25 - $30 Easter basket or donating a $25 gift card. Additional details for drop off will follow, which will take place around April 14th.
     
    We are also continuing our partnership with Fiske's in Holliston. You will be able to pick your basket at the store, get 20% off items and they will put your basket together!
     
    Ages 0-3 get a $25 gift card to Target
     
    Ages 4-13 get a $25 - $30 Easter Basket
     
    Ages 14-18 get a $25 gift card to Target or Fiske’s
     
    If you already know that you would like to participate, you can email me (melissa.a.cloutier@gmail.com) the following information, and I will follow up with you once I get the list:
    • Your name and best way to contact you
    • Number of Easter Baskets you would like to donate
    • If you prefer to donate a $25 gift card
    Please let me know if you have any questions & thank you for your support!
     
    Melissa
    Easter Baskets Chair
    Melissa Marien melissa.a.cloutier@gmail.com
      
  • 24 Mar 2019 6:22 PM | Anonymous
    Join us March 10th for a Clothing Swap from 2:00-4:00 pm in Holliston!
     
    Feel free to bring quality men's, women's and children's clothing to swap.
     
    We'll enjoy beverages and snacks while we mingle and swap!  After the Swap, whatever clothing remains, we'll be happy to donate.
     
    Please RSVP to juliannecatlin@gmail.com for the host's address.

     Thank you!

    Julianne, Jennifer and Timea
    Ladies Escapes C0-Chairs
    Julianne Catlin   juliannecatlin@gmail.com
    Jennifer Mott hncladiesescape@gmail.com
    Timea Kovacs timusch@yahoo.com
     


  • 24 Mar 2019 6:21 PM | Anonymous
    Let’s come together for some bowling fun on St. Patty’s Day, Sunday March 17 at 10:30 am at Ryan Family Amusement in Millis on Rt. 109. The cost is $5 per person, $20 family max for the lanes, and each person will be responsible for renting their own shoes.
     
    I will need to know how many lanes to book, so please RSVP with how many will be bowling to the Facebook event or via email to juliannecatlin@gmail.com.
     
    Can’t wait!

    Julianne
    Children’s Activities Chair
    Julianne Catlin   juliannecatlin@gmail.com
     


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