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Holliston February 2018

Holliston February 2018

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Page 6 Holliston Local Town Pages www.localtownpages.com February 2018 Winter Pet Hazards By Dr. Cristina Valas Winter is often full of enjoyment for people and pets alike, but there are dangers lurking right outside your doors that you need to watch out for. During the extremely cold temperatures, it’s possible for your pet to rapidly develop frostbite or hypothermia. Animals with short fur, are small or may be geriatric are at greater risk. Try to keep time spent outside to a minimum during the frigid temperatures, and try using coats or booties to keep them warm! Antifreeze can leak from your car radiator onto your driveway, and unfortunately, animals are attracted to its sweet taste and smell. This chemical is absorbed very rapidly once it’s ingested, and it can cause permanent kidney damage. Most ice melts contain large amounts of sodium salts, and some ice melts can cause damage to paw pads when stepped on. These can get stuck in the paws VACATION TIME? Board Your Pets With Us Your pet’s new home away from home! Grooming Services available during your pet’s stay. DOGS • 3 Walks per day • Daycare option CATS • Roomy multi-level condos • Tree-house playtime daily and cause redness, cracking, or chapping. Ingestion of these melts can cause mild to severe toxicity resulting in upset stomach, vomiting, and neurologic signs such as muscle tremors or seizures. There are “pet-friendly” ice melts that minimize the chance of an injury or toxicity, but you should still try and wash $5 OFF Grooming while boarding 1 Day FREE Boarding with purchase of 6 days or $20 off shorter stays With this ad. Expires 3.31.18 508-231-1223 300 Eliot Street, Ashland www.thefamilypethospital.com Medicine • Surgery • Exotics • Retail • Cat Friendly Certified Doggie Daycare • Dog Training • Grooming • Medical Boarding your pet’s paws off when they come in from being outside. Winter is also the time of year when little unwanted critters tend to find their way into our homes to stay warm. For this reason, rodent poisons are more commonly used during the colder months and can cause greater risk for your pets. Always keep packaging from mouse or rat killers in the event your pet ingests them. This will help your veterinarian or Pet Poison Control to quickly identify the toxin and determine the specific treatments for your animal. Common complications from the ingestion of rodent poison are internal bleeding, brain swelling and kidney failure. When placing rodent poisons, please put them in places where your pet doesn’t have access to them! If you think your pet has ingested anything toxic, please contact ASPCA Poison Control at (888) 426-4435 or call your local veterinarian. Please email drcrisvalas@thefamilypethospital.com with any questions. Learn about Your Ancestry with Historical Society Free Program “Finding Your Family” a genealogy program with Joanne Hulbert Sunday, February 11 at 2:30 p.m. (Snow date February 18). Holliston Historical Society 547 Washington Street Holliston, MA 01746 Have you wondered about your ancestry? Genealogy has seen a significant upsurge in popularity over the past few years, and the Internet has made the task much easier. But the challenge of starting your pathway back through the generations can seem like a daunting task. Join us for starting your personal trip back to the past as we help those who need advice how to get started on that challenging yet very entertaining activity. If you already have your generations mapped out, please attend to give others a helping hand or tell us about how you started. Your tips and hints will help others. We will present the resources that the Holliston Historical Society has for local research, as well as the free and not-so-free resources now available on the Internet. There is no charge for this program. JOIN A COMPANY ON THE RISE Local Town Pages is one of the fastest growing newspaper publications in New England with eight newspapers, that reach over 75,000 homes and businesses direct mailed each month. Part-Time Sales Representative In The Norwood Area We Offer Salary plus commission Please email your resume to Lori Koller at lorikoller@localtownpages.com

February 2018 Holliston Local Town Pages www.localtownpages.com Page 7 11th Annual SOUPer Bowl 2018 Holliston’s Pantry Shelf Celebrates Move to New Location The Holliston Pantry Shelf SOUPer Bowl 2018 will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at Christ The King Lutheran Church, located at 600 Central Street in Hollis- liston Pantry Shelf. “This year is particularly special because with the help of our community, the Pantry just completed a move to a new location at 73 Charles Street. This SOUPer Bowl will (Gluten Sensitive) • Casey’s Crossing: Chili • Bazels: Butternut Squash (Vegetarian) • Holliston Superette: Chicken Noodle • Jasper Hill Cafe: Curry Chicken Coconut • Outpost Farm: Corn Chowder (Vegetarian) • Anonymous Donor: Clam Chowder and Town Clerk’s Office. Adults 12 and older are $15, Seniors 65+ and children 6 to 11 are $8, and admission is free for children up to 5 years. The Holliston Pantry Shelf also thanks the following businesses and individuals for their generous sponsorship of this year’s SOUPer Bowl. The 2018 sponsors include: office in Town Hall to obtain a Panty ID card, which entitles them to shop weekly at the Pantry. Shoppers’ identities are kept strictly confidential. The Holliston Pantry Shelf is located at 73 Charles Street. Donations are always welcome. Pantry Hours are Monday - Friday 10 am - 2 pm, and evening hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 4 - 7:30 pm. If the Pantry Amy and Andy Porter Bradford Leisure Time Activities Countryside Auto: A Brigham Gill Co. Daniel Fitch IT Consulting Definitive Healthcare Brian and Nicole Fitzgerald Leslie and Jonathan Gerber Harelick Dental Associates of Holliston Holiday Dreams Foundation Holliston Oil Services, Inc. Holliston True Value Hardware Jay Marsden Law/Solares Hill Advisors Kathy Chilsholm/Realtor Kiessling Transit Inc Kiley Insurance Krantz Family Long Distance Tire & Auto Repair MetroWest Regional Transit Authority Miller Wachman, LLP Nick’s Central Garage & Towing Ninigret Capital Needham Podiatry Associates Outpost Farm R & L Landscaping Sweeney Custom Homes Theresa Lampkin/Realtor Tom Chipman Electrical ton, MA. Holliston residents and those of surrounding communities are encouraged to gather together to attend the event and enjoy delicious soups donated by local businesses. The SOUPer Bowl is in its 11th year and is the single largest fundraising event for the Holliston Pantry Shelf. “We are so grateful to the wonderful community that year after year comes out to support us in our largest fundraiser,” said Stephen Bradford, President of Hol- provide an opportunity to raise funds and enjoy a meal alongside all those that helped the Pantry this year.” The SOUPer Bowl dinner features gourmet soups donated by local businesses. Fresh breads, beverages and homemade desserts are also included in the meal. The Pantry is pleased to announce the following local businesses have generously donated soups for this year’s event: • Bertucci’s: Sausage Soup Guests will also have a chance to win exciting prizes in a drawing that features goods and services donated by local businesses. Tickets are being sold at Coffee Haven, Holliston Superette The Holliston Pantry Shelf serves close to 200 families in town, and is entirely operated and staffed by volunteers in the community. Any resident of Holliston may go to the Town Clerk’s is closed, donations can be placed in the large box directly outside the Pantry entrance. 508-429-2535 Neil Lazzaro ASE Technician Propane Open Sat & Sun Gas Grill Tanks Filled 1292 Washington Street, Holliston Tires & Alignment Suspension & Steering Exhaust & Brake Air Conditioning Factory Scheduled Maintenance Mass. State Inspection Station

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