Updated: Enjoy a Slice, Help the Library

On Thursday, Table Top Pizza will donate 10 percent of its sales to the Holliston Public Library.


That’s the phone number for . It’s one of the few phone numbers my feeble mind is able to retain, and I share it with you, my faithful Patch friend, so that you might treat yourself while helping the .

On Thursday, May 12, Table Top will donate 10 percent of your lunch or dinner bill to the Friends of the Holliston Public Library, with the presentation of a free coupon. This coupon is available by clicking this link http://www.hollistonlibrary.org/holliston/documents/tabletop%20pizza%20coupon.doc or can be found on the library’s website.

This is a great time to rediscover Table Top, which has served Holliston since the late 60s. My daughters were always big fans of the chicken finger dinners, while I preferred the Italian subs in the oven and the pepperoni pizza. In fact, as long as the anchovies are kept out of sight, you will always have a great meal at Table Top.


I admit now that I did it willingly. I confess, that if I had to do it again, I would. But believe me when I tell you, I was framed.

Twice in fact. By of Holliston.

The first time was a year ago. I had received a handwritten note from William Least Heat-Moon, the author of "Blue Highways" and one of my favorite writers. I was delighted that my meager existence was recognized by someone for whom I held such high regard and determined that I would frame this acknowledgement.

I visited Bruce and Jane Gilfoy at their shop, where they took the time to find out what I wanted and then helped me make my perfect framing selection. Heat-Moon is an author whose Native American background is strongly reflected in what he sees, what he feels, and what he believes. It is also reflected in his stationary. With the Gilfoys, I selected a frame and double mat combination that perfectly complimented his letter, while reinforcing my memories of family travels through the southwest. It’s absolutely beautiful.

Since October 2005, the Gilfoy’s have made their Central Street shop a center for the presentation of beautiful artwork and the preservation of precious memories. But Bruce is quick to point out a basic tenet of the business.

“One of the main issues we like to make customers aware of is that custom framing does not have to be expensive," said Bruce. "Sure, we offer unique, one of a kind, high-end frames, but we also offer several very nice inexpensive frames with great designs.

"Customers may not realize that the 'art' part of our name refers to my portraiture business," added Bruce. "This business started years ago while I was creating portraits in pencil, watercolor, pastel and oil. I started offering custom frames to my portrait customers, then later on, we offered our framing services to the walk in trade.”

Last Christmas, when I learned that my daughter desired a framed copy of a massive Kinks poster in which my wife (then fiancée) and I appeared in the crowd, again to Gilfoy’s did I travel. The results were equally impressive. Once again, they really got me.

“One of the greatest pleasures in this business is the look on customer’s faces when they come in to pick up their newly-framed piece,” adds Bruce.

Located at 44 Central Street, the store is open from 9 a.m, to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.


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