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  • 16 Dec 2018 3:16 PM | Anonymous

    Hi HNC Family,
     
    We’ve had a fun and busy fall, and now we’re looking ahead into 2019. We still have a number of open positions that ne
    ed your help, notably, two additional co-chairs for our brand new Rock ‘n’ Roll BINGO fundraiser, one more co-chair for our Princess and Superhero Party and four co-chairs for Touch-a-Truck.

    Robin Bowman is bringing a fun new adult event to our town, Rock ‘n’ Roll BINGO, on Saturday, March 30th. She attended a similar event and it was a ton of fun. If you would like to put your own touch on this please reach out and partner with Robin. She’s already done a lot of the groundwork so if you’d like to gain valuable experience in event planning, here’s your chance!
     
    The second annual Princess and Superhero Party is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th, and two of the chairs, Katrine and I, did it last year so you’ll be in good hands if you join us.
     
    Lastly, our beloved Touch-a-Truck has been lovingly chaired by Leah, Angela and Christine the past two years and has grown in attendance and success thanks to their creative ideas and dedication. They will still be around to advise and help along the way, so if you’d like to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes please reach out and continue this fun and important event.
     
    Please email President@hollistonnewcomers.org or HNCExecutiveBoard@gmail.com if you are interested in any of these positions. Please keep in mind, this club is only as strong as its members make it, and we have a lot of great people already running things, but need to see new faces in the mix. Why not you?
     
    I hope you enjoy the magic of the holiday season, and I look forward to seeing you soon!
     
    Warm hugs,

    Christel DiPippo, HNC President   

    president@hollistonnewcomers.org

  • 15 Dec 2018 2:50 PM | Anonymous

    The HNC Book Club will take a December break and reconvene on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:30pm for a discussion of, Tell Me More: Stories about the Twelve Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say  by Kelly Corrigan. Please plan to join us then, location TBD.  Copies of the book will be on reserve at the library circulation desk and available for checkout mid-December.  

    Members are reminded that Book Club has its own Facebook page where you can stay up-to-date with current selections. In order to gain access, you must request to join.  Send your request directly from the HNC page.   New participants are warmly welcomed at any time.


    A peek at our January book: 


     
     "Tell Me More is a funny, wise and insightful exploration of seven sentences adult life requires. With Kelly's signature candor and good will, each chapter draws from her sometimes ridiculous, sometimes profound struggles with parenting and marriage, career and friendship, illness, aging and mortality. Each chapter is animated by poignant, hilarious stories from Kelly's own life and is focused on one of seven sentences: Onward, a one-word sentence that celebrates the moment we stop raging against people and situations that will not be changed and decide to just get on with it. I Don't Know, a candid and liberating statement to help us make peace with uncertainty, unknowns and unknowables. Tell Me More, a prompt to squelch our instinct to fix, fix, fix ... and just listen. No, a mighty two-letter sentry against dangers of all sorts, including martyrdom. You Got This, an empowering message that honors, embraces and possibly multiplies personal capacity. I Was Wrong, a deep dive into how to apologize and the astonishing corrections a perfect apology can make possible. You Can Go, for the excruciating moment when it's time to say goodbye to someone you hardly think you can get through a day without"
    - Provided by the publisher
     
    Contact the Book Club Co-Chairs with any questions:
    Cindy Carr: carr.cynthiad@gmail.com
    Sue Hatton: hncbookclub@outlook.com


  • 5 Dec 2018 3:06 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you all for a great 2018 with Children's Activities!
     
    We do not have a December event planned, as everyone is busy with the holidays, but we're working on a possible music class, more events at Mission Springs, and much more for the New Year.
     
    If you have any ideas or suggestions for future events, please feel free to let us know.
     
    Happy Holidays to you and all of your families!



    Please contact the Children’s Activities Chair with any suggestions or questions:
    Julianne Catlin: juliannecatlin@gmail.com

  • 2 Dec 2018 3:12 PM | Anonymous

    The Holliston Newcomers Club will organize and arrange a meal to be delivered to new parents. Please let me know if you or another club member is expecting! We are happy to do this and will be respectful of time and meal preferences, special diets and food allergies.

    Please feel free to contact me by email with any questions.

    Cindy Carr, HNC Corresponding Secretary
    carr.cynthiad@gmail.com

  • 1 Dec 2018 3:14 PM | Anonymous
    HNC would like to warmly welcome our newest members as of December 2018:
    • Sandra Lally
    • Mary Klecan & Christopher Canney
    • Tracy & Jay Dupuis
    • Michael & Robyn Lawrence 
    • Angie & David Bloom

    Thank you and we're delighted to have you as a part of our community!

    Click here to become a member.

  • 30 Nov 2018 3:08 PM | Anonymous

    We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! And with the help of Holliston Newcomer volunteers and our local businesses and community members, many deserving families who would not have otherwise did as well.

    The Holliston Historical Society Barn was bustling with activity on the Saturday before Thanksgiving as our member volunteers and their families assembled over 160 Thanksgiving Baskets for the Holliston Food Pantry and other local organizations. 

    It was so satisfying to see our community come together to make this project such a success.  We had so many generous donations from our local businesses and community members, which helped to purchase all the produce and gift cards. 

    Food drives were held by almost every organization in town - so much so that they collected almost all of the non-perishable items that we needed!  And between the Girl Scouts at our food drive, HKHO (Holliston Kids Helping Others) making over 150 cards, and the Holliston High School Hockey Team helping with assembly, our job was made so much easier.  
     
    We couldn’t be more thankful for the support we received from the community on this project. We are so proud that the HNC had a part in making Thanksgiving such a great day for so many of our neighbors.



    Please contact the Thanksgiving Baskets Co-Chairs with any questions:
    Debbie Colburn: cd.mp@verizon.net
    Katrine Giroux: katrinegiroux@gmail.com
    Melissa Marien: melissa.a.cloutier@gmai.com


  • 25 Nov 2018 1:01 AM | Anonymous

    We have had such a huge outpouring of support for this project from the community, and we feel so grateful to live in such a wonderful town! So many groups have already committed to helping out by collecting the needed non-perishable items, making cards to be included in the baskets, or signing up to volunteer at our food drive at Shaw’s Ashland. And the donations have already starting rolling in!

    Every year there are local families who struggle to put a meal on the table at Thanksgiving. With your generous support this Thanksgiving we hope to provide a complete holiday dinner for over 150 Holliston area families. Your help is critical to reaching this goal!

    Here are the ways you can help:

    1. Donate funds online or mail your donation to Katrine Giroux, 147 Mohawk Path, Holliston. We rely on donated funds to purchase produce, turkeys, and other basket items.
    2. Volunteer at our Food Drive on Saturday, November 3, 9am-4pm at Shaw's Ashland. Sign up here.
    3. Volunteer at the Basket Assembly on Saturday, November 17, 9am-12pm at the Holliston Historical Society Barn. Sign-up here. Note that we are in need of another truck to pick up produce on the morning of assembly at Shaw’s Ashland and deliver to the Holliston Historical Barn. Time commitment is 730 am -830 am.
    4. Contribute items to help fill our baskets:
      • Gift Cards to Shaw's or Market Basket are always welcome
      • Canned or Jarred Gravy
      • Bag or Box of Stuffing
      • Box of Brownie Mix
      • Box of Cranberry or Pumpkin Quick Bread Mix
      • Box of Black Tea Bags
      • Can or Bag of Coffee 11-16 oz
      • Roasting Pan - large

    Items can be dropped at these locations:

    Katrine Giroux, 147 Mohawk Path, Holliston
    Debbie Colburn, 922 Highland St., Holliston
    Lisa Egnitz, 43 Oak St., Holliston
    Jennifer Stucchi, 223 Concord St, Holliston



    Please contact the Thanksgiving Baskets Co-Chairs with any questions:

    Debbie Colburn: cd.mp@verizon.net
    Katrine Giroux: katrinegiroux@gmail.com
    Melissa Marien: melissa.a.cloutier@gmai.com

  • 14 Nov 2018 2:56 PM | Anonymous

    The Ladies Escapes group is happy to announce its very last event of the year, a Crazy Socks Exchange Party. We decided to put a fun twist on the highly popular ornament exchange and came up with the Crazy Socks Exchange. Each person will bring a pair of new, crazy, funny socks filled with small goodies and receive a pair from someone else. The price limit is $20. Pizza and drinks will be provided, and please feel free to bring a dessert to share. The party will be at Timea's house on Friday, December 14 starting at 7:30 pm. Her address will be provided upon RSVP, so please do not forget to RSVP to Timea at timusch@yahoo.com!
     
    We can't wait to see you!
     

    Crazy Socks Exchange Party
    Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm
    Location: Timea's house
     

    Contact the Ladies Escapes Co-Chairs with any questions:
    Jennifer Mott: hncladiesescape@gmail.com
    Timea Kovacs: timusch@yahoo.com

  • 8 Nov 2018 3:04 PM | Anonymous

    We are pleased to announce our Gingerbread House decorating event is back for another year!

    When:  Saturday December 8, 2018
    Where:  Mt. Hollis Lodge, Holliston

    Tickets include gingerbread houses and all the candy you can fit on them! Cost is $40 per house, and multiple people can work on one house. Seatings are available at 10am – 11am; 11:30am- 12:30pm ; and 1pm – 2pm. Can’t attend but still want to contribute? There is also an option to purchase a house for a food-pantry family to decorate. And remember that 100 percent of the money raised from this event helps to fund our grants.

    We will also be sending out a sign-up for volunteers to assist the day of, so please be on the lookout for that soon.

    Contact the Gingerbread Co-Chairs with any questions:
    Tracey Geden: traceybc93@yahoo.com
    Beth O'Dea-Ng: Betty242424@yahoo.com

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