Enrollment is now open for Prana's 'Honk'. Grades K -12
National Police Week; May 12 - 18, 2019. Thanks to all who keep us safe.
^^ Westfield Dr. has been closed. No Thru Traffic until further notice. ^^
Hydrant Flushing update May 20 - Prentice, Mill, Pinecrest, and Bonnie

Cinco de Mayo Limpiar

by Paul Saulnier
May 7, 2018

May 5, 2018. Holliston in Bloom ushers in Spring with a freshening up of the flower beds around town.

Members of HIB (Holliston In Bloom) and non-memebers, gave of their Saturday and Sunday to make the beds ready for the planting of flowers that everyone admires as Spring turns to summer and eventually Fall.

Cherry Fenton added: There was a total of 14 contractor bags and pick-up truck load of plant debris, 6 contractor bags of trash, and 3 brush piles collected at the Cleanup Weekend as part of Keep Massachusetts Beautiful campaign!  Holliston DPW helped dispose of trash and brush piles.

Approximately 32 people over 2 days and 100+ volunteer hours were worked this past weekend*.  (*Additional hours of trash removal and light pruning were done in advance at the Big Border by a Placentino/Miller School group of students and parents organized by parent Catie Ehret just 2 weeks earlier.)

All of the beds at Town Hall (foundation, patio, sidewalk, front beds, and war memorial), Big Border at Church Green on Washington Street, Rossini Corner, Police Station, Fire Station and hosta garden, Stoddard Park pavilion, the garden at the corner of High and Concord Streets, and the Blair Square gazebo were weeded.  (Many garden beds were also prepped for planting later this month.) Trash was also removed from Holliston High, Stoddard Park, Patoma Park, Pleasure Point, Rossini Corner, Police Station, Church Green, Town Hall, and Blair Square. 

Many thanks to the Holliston Lions and Leos, the HIB committee, old and new friends, and the DPW who supported our efforts to keep our town beautiful!

Cleanup coordinator and cochair of HIB, Cherry Fenton, above, worked with David  Bastille to prepare the planting beds along Washington Street in front of the Congregational Church.

Meanwhile, Jill Malcolm of the Garden Club and HIB took care of the beds around Town Hall.

The beds in front of the Police Station were made ready by Bea Hait (GOA).

The corner of High Street and Concord Street has been under the care of the Kelly Family ever since Cassandra, below right, took it on as a high school project. With her were, left to right, HIB member Ann Huntington, Tom and Cathy Kelly.

Cassandra's Corner is ready for plants.

Yours Truly was assigned to the planting beds in front of the Central Burial Ground. I think I did a pretty good job; at least the residents didn't complain.

Lions cleaned up Stoddard, Pleasure Point and Patoma Park with 4 Lions and 4 Leos.

I'm sure there were more volunteers pitching in to make Holliston beautiful. Please comment on this article so everyone knows that you care.

Cochair Kathy Shore, above left, thanks resident Kathleen Kiley for her very generous $1000 donation to Holliston In Bloom. Kathleen said she usually helps with the weeding but this year is recovering from an injury and still wanted to help out.

Kathy also accepted a generous donation of $300 from Kate LaMontagne, owner of Kamala Boutique.


E-mail This Article

Comments (3)

So much appreciated!!! Thank you all for all you do and are doing, everything looks so nice around town!

- Kate | 5/9/18 8:47 AM

Huge thanks to Kathy Kiley!

Clean up was also done at Pinecrest Golf Course along the fence/border & walkway.


- Deb Moore | 5/7/18 8:36 AM

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped beautify our town and especially to the HIB committee for leading this effort!

- Mary Curran | 5/7/18 8:05 AM



Recent Articles by Paul Saulnier:

Police Log for Week of May 12 - 18, 2019

Hit me, I dare you.

Continue ...

Police Log for Week of May 5 - 11, 2019

HPD is supporting the African Library Project. Recycle your books there for schools in the Republic of Malawi.


Continue ...

Police Log for Week of April 28- May 4, 2019

Out of respect for Robert Valli, his family and friends, this week's report contains just the facts.

Continue ...

Police Log for Week of April 21 - 27, 2019

Prentice Street hazard may be the solution to the Mudville traffic problem; red hot wings were Wednesday's special on High Rock and Central Street has its own hazard problems.

Continue ...

Police Log for Week of April 14 - 20, 2019

If we have a few more weeks like last week and the one before, then ten officers will be reassigned to the Animal Control Office. Road sign of the times:


Continue ...


Recent Articles in Green:

Energy Tip Week of May 13, 2019

by Press Release

Water Heater Replacement

Continue ...

Holliston Garden Club Plant Sale

by Yvette Cain

Holliston Garden Club selected a prime weather day, Saturday, May 11, for its annual plant sale. The Town Green activity was brisk and lively in the little corner where the Garden Club had set up shop.

Continue ...

Energy Tip for Week of May 6, 2019

by Press Release

Reflect on This

Continue ...

Holliston Conservation Associates Host Heron Walk May 11, 2019

by Mary Curran

Continue ...

HHS Classes of 2020 and 2021 Want Your Trash

by Press Release

Dumpster Day at HHS - This Saturday; 9 - noon.

Continue ...