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Holliston February 2018

Holliston February 2018

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Page 8 Holliston Local Town Pages www.localtownpages.com February 2018 Get Ready for March 10th SAT CALL NOW 508-231-8787 15 West Union Street, Ashland www.KnowledgePointsTutors.com Run Your Inserts & Ads With Us! Call Lori Koller (508) 934-9608 Children’s Events at Holliston Public Library February 2018 Ongoing Activities Tales and Tunes for Tots ages 1-4 & siblings Every Wednesday 10:15 am except February 21st Drop-in Playgroup all ages Fridays 10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Make new friends, have a cup of coffee and play with toys provided by the library. YMCA Play, Learn & Grow ages 0-5 and caregivers Mondays 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The literacy based playgroup includes a feature book themed activity, sensory and manipulative play, gross motor activities, circle time with stories and songs, and a spot for babies to play and explore! Each week Project ABC brings new and exciting themes to the playgroups, and are now focusing on STEM and STEAM activities. Please sign up at the Children’s Desk Stand alone Events Movie Matinee and Craft all ages Saturday, February 3rd 10:30 a.m. Lego DC Comic Superheroes: Justice League Gotham City Breakout, 87 minutes Enjoy hot chocolate and a craft after the movie. French on Fridays with Sue Taibi-Nemiri grades K-2 February 9th 4-4:45 p.m. Listen to a story in French and do an activity related to the story while conversing in French. Library Overnight grades 3 and up with an adult Friday, February 9th 6:30 p.m.-7:30 a.m. This is your chance to sleep at the library! We will provide dinner, activities and a light breakfast (yes there will be coffee for the adults!) You provide the sleeping bag and the energy!! Further details available at the Children’s Desk. Please sign up at the Children’s Desk. Space is limited. Tinker Time ages 4 and up Thursday February 15th 4-5 p.m. Test, tinker and play with amazing tech toys like Snap Circuit Jr, Makey Makey, Goldie- Blox and Hexbugs. Participate in a fun experiment! Family Game Night all ages Wednesday, February 21st 5:30-8 p.m Board games and pizza! We provide the games and the pizza and you provide the fun! Drop-in Craft all ages Thursday, February 22nd 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Get out of the house and make a mess at the library! FREE ESTIMATES It’s Been a Long Day...Come Home to a Clean House! • House Cleaning • Bathroom/Kitchen Cleaning • Floors • Laundry • Residential & Commercial $20 off • Competitive Pricing Your 1st Cleaning • Referrals Upon Request With this MS coupon. MB Cleaner 774-253-5780 Gift Certificates Available May not be combined with other offers. Expires 2/13/18 John’s family owned and operated for 45 years Birkenstock repair center Superior Shoe & Boot Repair 21E CharlEs strEEt, holliston, Ma 01746 839a Main strEEt (rt. 20), WalthaM, Ma CErtifiED in PEDorthiCs/orthoPEDiC shoE MoDs sPECializing in laDiEs high hEEl tiP rEPlaCEMEnt tall Horse riding Boot Zipper specialist www.superiorshoerepair.com John ElhiloW, C.PED, o.s.t. (508) 429-2038

February 2018 Holliston Local Town Pages www.localtownpages.com Page 9 Robert Plano, of Holliston, Wins The American Prize in Piano Robert Plano, from Holliston MA is the winner of The American Prize in Piano, 2017- 18, in the professional solo division. ROBERTO PLANO was selected from applications reviewed this fall from all across the United States. The American Prize is a series of new, nonprofit, competitions unique in scope and structure, designed to recognize and reward the best performing artists, ensembles and composers in the United States based on submitted recordings. The American Prize was founded in 2009 and is awarded annually in many areas of the performing arts. Winners of The American Prize receive cash prizes, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition based on recorded performances. In addition to monetary rewards and written evaluations from judges, winners are profiled on The American Prize websites, where links will lead to video and audio excerpts of artist performances. Italian native ROBERTO PLANO was the First Prize Winner at the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition, a prize winner at the Honens, Dublin, Sendai, Geza Anda and Valencia competitions and Finalist at the 2005 Van Cliburn. Mr. Plano’s engaging personality has made him a favorite guest on radio programs such as NPR’s “Performance Today,” and on TV shows for PBS and Japan’s NHK. He has recorded CDs for Brilliant, Azica, Arktos, Sipario, Concerto (two world premier CDs with music by rediscovered 18th century Italian composer Andrea Luchesi) and DECCA (Liszt’s “Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses”, awarded the maximum 5-star rating by Amadeus magazine). Mr. Plano studied at the Verdi Conservatory in Milan, the Ecole Normale “Cortot” in Paris and the Lake Como Academy. In 2016 Mr. Plano joined the faculty at Boston University. He has been awarded the Lumen Claro, given to influential people like soprano Barbara Frittoli, stylist Ottavio Missoni and economist Mario Monti. www. robertoplano.com. THE AMERICAN PRIZE— History & Judges The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts grew from the belief that a great deal of excellent music being made in this country goes unrecognized and unheralded, not only in our major cities, but all Reuse. Recycle. Rock. We Buy Used Gear | Lessons | Repairs across the country: in schools and churches, in colleges and universities, and by community and professional musicians. With the performing arts in America marginalized like never before, The American Prize seeks to fill the gap that leaves excellent artists and ensembles struggling for visibility and viability. The American Prize recognizes and rewards the best America produces, without bias against small city versus large, or unknown artist versus well-known. David Katz is the chief judge of The American Prize. Professional conductor, award-winning composer, playwright, actor and arts advocate, he is author of MUSE of FIRE, the acclaimed one-man play about the art of conducting. Joining Katz in selecting winners of The American Prize is a panel of judges as varied in background and experience as we hope the winners of The American Prize will PLEASE RECYCLE THIS NEWSPAPER Guitars • Drums • Keys • Horns • DJ and more Route 9 Natick MusicGoRoundBoston.com 508-647-6874 be. Made up of distinguished musicians representing virtually every region of the country, the group includes professional vocalists, conductors, composers and pianists, tenured professors, and orchestra, band and choral musicians. “Most artists may never win a Grammy award, or a Pulitzer, or a Tony, or perhaps ever even be nominated,” Katz said, “but that does not mean that they are not worthy of recognition and New England Steak & Seafood Restaurant Spend Valentine’s Day With Us! Wednesday, February 14 Route 16, Mendon • 508-473-5079 www.nesteakandseafood.com The Candy Cottage Chocolates · Truffles · Fudge · Turtles · Gift Baskets NUT FREE & DAIRY FREE CHOCOLATES For that Special Someone… Chocolate Roses | Chocolate Pizza Assorted Chocolates reward. Quality in the arts is not limited to the coasts, or to the familiar names, or only to graduates of a few schools. It is on view all over the United States, if you take the time to look for it. The American Prize exists to encourage and herald that excellence.” By shining a light on nationally recognized achievement, winners of The American Prize receive world-class bragging rights to use in promotion right at home. “If The American Prize helps build careers, or contributes to local pride, or assists with increasing the audience for an artist or ensemble, builds the donor base, or stimulates opportunities or recruitment for winning artists and ensembles, then we have fulfilled our mission,” Katz said. The American Prize is administered by Hat City Music Theater, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit performing arts organization based in Danbury, Connecticut. Learn more at http:// theamericanprize.blogspot. com/2018/01/winners-american-prize-in-piano-solo.html. 44 Central Street, Holliston (508) 429-5544 • www.TheCandyCottage.biz Valentine week hours: Mon. 10-5, Tues. & Wed., 9:30-6, Thurs.-Sat. 10-5.

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