You're Invited. Farm to Table Buffet Dinner. 7PM Aug 19, 600 Central St.
Senior Center Annual Fall Fair - Sept 9

Mark Ahronian, 2010 Man of the Year

by Bill Tobin
September 23, 2010

Mark Ahronian, 2010 Man of the Year

Mark Ahronian deserves the Holliston Citizen of the Year 2010 award that will be bestowed on him at the Celebrate Holliston festivities on Saturday, September 25 at Goodwill Park. 

Mark Ahronian deserves the Holliston Citizen of the Year 2010 award that will be bestowed on him at the Celebrate Holliston festivities on Saturday, September 25 at Goodwill Park.

Mark is a true “townie”, as he was born in Holliston and attended Holliston schools through grade eight. At this young age he knew that his vocation was landscaping and he graduated from Norfolk County Agricultural High School (Norfolk Aggie) in Walpole. Post high school Mark attended Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts and is a certified Massachusetts horticulturist.

He and Linda have been married for twenty-four years and have three children and two grandchildren. Son David is a recent UMASS graduate and is a horticulturist working with Ahronian Landscaping and Design. Amber is a sophomore at Holliston High School and Gina Stucci is the mother of their seven year old granddaughter Madalyn and grandson AJ, two and a half years old.

Mark is a former president of the the Massachusetts Nursery Landscape Association and a founder and the first president of the Foundation for Educational Excellence of the Massachusetts Nursery Landsape Association.

Ahronian Landscaping and Design was established in Holliston 23 years ago and Mark and Linda have been active in town activities also for the past 23 years. The Lions Club has been a part of their lives as they were the first couple to become Lions, and Mark and Linda have each been King Lion.

Then there is the ongoing giving to the town by Mark Ahronian.

The holiday lights in downtown have become a never ending endeavor. It began many years ago when Mark decorated the down town trees. The annual event was taken over by the Lions Club, but Mark as a Lion is still involved with this project.

The site of the Stoddard Park Pavilion was designed by Mark to take advantage of the lake view. The Joey Laracey Memorial garden was designed by Mr. Ahronian, and the tree at the gravesite was a donation also.

Goodwill Park has benefited from plant donations from Mark that enhance the environment.

The Park Commission frequently are the recipients of free consults from Mark. The Holliston Garden Club planted trees donated by Mark at the entrance to the Marshall Street recycling center.

Mission Possible is an ongoing recipient the Ahronian generosity. As an active member of this committee, Mark, with son David have prepared several landscape designs that consider traffic and safety, as well as utility that will benefit the renovated park.

The Celebrate Holliston committee chose a worthy citizen by naming Mark Ahronian as Citizen of the Year 2010.

Congratulations Mark.

 

E-mail This Article

Comments (2)

Congratulations on your award, glad to see your son is continuing with your horticultural profession.

- Sandra Foss White | 10/4/11 10:56 PM

Congratulations, Mark!

- Dan Haley | 9/24/10 1:45 PM

Advertisement

Advertisement

Recent Articles by Bill Tobin:

2011 Celebrate Holliston Parade

Celebrate Holliston 2017 is on SEPTEMBER 16th The postponed September 2011 Celebrate Holliston Day went on as scheduled on October 1, 2011. The day began with a parade on Woodland Street to Central to Goodwill Park. The weather was threatening, but did not dampen the spirit of the day.

1

Continue ...

Celebrate Holliston Back in 2008

Note: Encore from 2008. Everything in this article is from 2008. We have been asked to remove the article as it is confusing some. Our intent is to publish all the Celebrate Holliston events from 2008 to last year. Do you really want to forget the past? Celebrate Holliston Soon Another year has gone by and it is time to Celebrate Holliston again. Celebrate Holliston began in 1991 to promote civic pride, improve and preserve the character of the community..

5

Continue ...

Water Ban as of May 1st.

A water ban is in effect in Holliston under the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Water Management Protection's Act effective May 1st banning non-essential outdoor water use.

3

Continue ...

Paul Revere and Bill Dawes Ride Again

April 17th is the official Patriots' Day, locally known as Marathon Day, but it is the day of the Paul Revere ride re-enacted by locals. Paul Revere does have a real Holliston connection too.

4

Continue ...

Selectmen Met on April 12th

The selectmen welcomed Chief Stone at his formal swearing in ceremony and then proceeded to a regular BOS meeting.

Continue ...

Advertisement

Recent Articles in Local Lore:

Holliston Honors its Citizens of the Year FOR 2011

by Paul Saulnier

Celebrate Holliston 2017 is on SEPTEMBER 16th 2011. A break in the weather allowed Celebrate Holliston to go ahead, one week later than scheduled but still a great event. Always a feature of Celebrate Holliston is recognition of two residents who represent the best of the best. This year they are Craig Denman and Joanne Apesos.

1

Continue ...

2012 Celebrate Holliston: Opening Ceremony

by Paul Saulnier

Celebrate Holliston 2017 is scheduled for September 16th. Kathy Shore, left, and Theresa Lamkin are the power behind the scene for the biggest event of the year, Celebrate Holliston. Together they opened the day's activities by welcoming everyone and gave a special thanks to Bill Sheehan of Jensen Sheehan Insurance for his dedication to to the event from the very first CH many years ago.

3

Continue ...

Now Showing on HCAT

by John Cronin

Continue ...

Celebrate Holliston Parade - 2010

by Paul Saulnier

Celebrate Holliston 2017 is on SEPTEMBER 16th As paraders arrived at Placentino School on Woodland Street, it was John Shannahan's job to get them organized and on the road by 9:00 AM.

Continue ...

Selectmen Meet August 7, 2017

by Paul Saulnier

Planes, trains and automobiles were on the agenda this night. The business of running the town went on despite the lack of veteran Selectman, Jay Marsden, who was on vacation.

1

Continue ...

Advertisement