Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The band of high school students had the crowd movin' and groovin' at Goodwill Park last night.
Last night a crowd of more than 100 people gathered at Goodwill Park in Holliston to see local band Blackwell perform some old favorites and some original music. The band, made up of four seniors at Holliston High, started out with Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix before playing more classic rock, some new rock and even a few of their own songs. The Summer Concert Series is put on by the Holliston Arts Council with help from numerous groups around town.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Have you taken the kids to Goodwill Park yet?
1. Goodwill Park opened to the public after months of construction. Take the kids there for some summer vacation fun. 2. The Police Department hosted a fundraiser on Saturday to benefit their K9 unit. Check out our photos from the event. 3. We are still looking for nominations for our Readers' Choice series. If you have a favorite spot in town, nominate them for our award and have them be recognised. 4. The Board of Selectmen meet in room 105 of the Town Hall at 7 a.m. this morning. 5. "Like" us on Facebook, become a part of our online community and join the conversation happening there.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
A list of the upcoming free concerts at Goodwill Park.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Information provided by Holliston Arts Council. One of Holliston’s favorite summertime traditions–the free concert series at Goodwill Park–will kick off on Tuesday, June 19 with the music of The Infractions. The Infractions, lead by Brian Stratton, has been a well-known and established band in the Boston area for almost two decades. Started as a “garage band” by some high school buddies, the band has continually evolved and matured into one of the most versatile and widely respected bands around. The Infractions can cover over six decades of music, from Glen Miller and Duke Ellington, to bands like Maroon Five, Chicago and Dave Mathews. Genres covered include: Swing, Latin, Blues, Country, Soul, Motown, Ska, Rock, Pop, Dance, and other …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Holliston's Goodwill Park is set to have its official opening next week.
After months of construction, Holliston's Goodwill Park is set to have its grand opening on Saturday, June 16. Relying on volunteers to aid in building the park, the Holliston Parks Department enlisted residents willing to lend a helping hand in installing equipment and landscape the area. Volunteers worked through the fall to construct equipment for Goodwill Park, which is closed to residents as a construction area until next week. Donations from groups including Mission Possible and Schilling Shade added to the $150,000 in town grants to build the recreation area. The official event on June 16 comemorating the opening of the park will feature a ribbon cutting ceremoney, soccer challenge program and food and refreshments.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Work began recently on the outdated playground equipment and will be completed in two phases.
Monday, August 22, 2011
The Town of Holliston has posted answers to some frequently asked questions about the Goodwill Park renovation. A post on the town's website addresses the need for a new playground, the timetable for its construction, safety and accessibility concerns, the cutting down of diseased ash trees in the park, cost and what residents can do to help.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Brass quintet Quintessential Brass will be playing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Goodwill Park as part of the Holliston Arts Council's Free Summer Concert Series.
The Board of Assessors is meeting at 8 a.m. in Room 105 of the Town Hall. In other town government, the Agricultural Commission (7 p.m., Room 105) is also meeting at the Town Hall. View the agenda here. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., brass quintet Quintessential Brass will be playing at Goodwill Park as part of the Holliston Arts Council's Free Summer Concert Series. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to support the Holliston Pantry Shelf's S.O.S (Stock Our Shelves) Campaign. Also, the Girl Scouts will be selling water and other goodies during the performances. Bring your family, friends, picnic blanket and dinner, but please leave Fido at home - no dogs are allowed at town parks. The summer concert series is sponsored by the…
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The threat of thunderstorms forced the event's cancellation.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The Holliston Arts Council announced earlier this afternoon that Tuesday night's edition of the Summer Concert Series has been canceled due to the threat of thunderstorms. Tuesday's concert was scheduled to feature British classic rock cover band Britannica. The Series will conclude next Tuesday with an appearance by brass quintet Quintessential Brass. The concert starts at 6:30 p.m.
Top cop John Moore and members of the Holliston Police force appeared at the Arts Council's Summer Concert Series last Tuesday, hoping to open the lines of communication with residents.
When Holliston Police Chief John Moore was appointed to his job last February, he indicated that among other things, he wanted to open the lines of communication between his department and the community. Evidence of that desire becoming reality was clearly apparent last Tuesday night. Moore and members of his force participated in National Night Out, which coincided with the Holliston Art’s Council’s Summer Concert Series at Goodwill Park. Moore was seen handing out a questionnaire, the results of which will be used by the force to develop its strategic plan for 2012-2017. In discussing the survey, Moore said “It’s for us to find out what the residents of town want us to concentrate on for the next five years, and whether or not they’re …
On Tuesday, we have a full slate of meetings at Town Hall and another concert at Goodwill Park.
The Board of Assessors is meeting at 8 a.m. in Room 105 of the Town Hall. In other town government, the Agricultural Commission (7 p.m., Room 105) and the Conservation Commission (7:30 p.m., Room 014) are also meeting at the Town Hall. (Editor's Note: The Holliston Arts Council announced earlier this afternoon that Tuesday night's edition of the Summer Concert Series has been canceled due to the threat of thunderstorms.) From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Britannica, a British classic rock cover band, will be playing at Goodwill Park as part of the Holliston Arts Council's Free Summer Concert Series. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to support the Holliston Pantry Shelf's S.O.S (Stock Our Shelves) Campaign. Also, the Girl …
Monday, August 8, 2011
The British classic rock band cover Britannica will appear at Goodwill Park on Tuesday.
As summer rolls on, so does the Summer Concert Series presented by the Holliston Arts Council. Last week, John DeKadt brought his drums and interactive drumming circle presentation to Goodwill Park, and those expecting a Ringo Starr-type performance, may have been surprised, but they were not disappointed. DeKadt’s presentation included African-influenced rhythms, and many Holliston residents happily joined in the fun. Ringo fans might find British classic rock cover band Britannica more to their liking. Rumor has it (or I’m starting one now), that the band, appearing at Goodwill Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., has been fervently practicing the Kinks' “Til The End of The Day”, in hopes of satisfying one local rock critic’s insatiable thirst for …