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Hoptoberfest Raises Over $30,000 for the Renovation and Expansion of Hopkinton Public Library

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With the overwhelming generosity of local residents and businesses, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s 2nd Annual “Hoptoberfest” raised over $30,000 for the planned restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Library.

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Video Segment: Sarah Stoutamire "Nightlight" wins HCA Photo Award

Sarah Stoutamire's "Nightlight" was named the winner of the Photo Contest at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. The image portrays someone waving around sparklers, highlighting the design the sparklers made. The judge of the contest described the photo: "For the mystery that it holds, in the way we see light graphing over time. "In the manner in which the subjects feet on the ground exist so ephemerally, it's speaks to the brevity of our human existence and it's touching in that sence." "This Photo embodies the mystery of the photographic process itself where writing with light in linear time creates a single frame allowing time to be compressed into an internal slot."

Sarah said she was in shock and had no idea that she was going to win the award and credited the other photos in the show stating "they were absolutely gorgeous." Sarah got the sparklers specifically for the photo shoot and took pictures of the various patterns she could create. Sarah used a Nikon d3-100 camera and set the camera timer for 10 seconds while she ran out to the spot with the sparklers to capture the image.

Sarah stated that she plans on studying illustration but plans on continuing practicing photography: "it's just a different way to express myself, but I will certainly be entering in future contests and I definitely want to experiment more with time exposure photography."

In the first video: Artistic Director Kris Waldman gives an update on the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and reads off the photo contest results.
In the second video: Sarah Stoutamire talks to HCAM news about the photo.

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Video Segment: Pumpkin Decorating Contest at the Library

First Federal Credit Union hosted the 2nd annual Pumpkin decorating contest at the Hopkinton Library. Weston Nurseries supplied the pumpkins for the contest. The majority of the pumpkin decorators chose to paint their pumpkins various Halloween themed colors including green, orange and black. Many creative designs are on display from the many participants at the library.

You can vote for your favorite pumpkin right now at the library, once a day until Halloween. Play the video for more.

Meet Julia Child at the Hopkinton Public Library

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On November 5 at 6:30 PM, come to the library to learn about Julia’s life, from her privileged childhood in California when she had no interest in food, to becoming one of the culinary legends of all time. The audience will have the opportunity to view Julia on the set of The French Chef television show, an amusing and fun experience!

HHS presents ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

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The Hopkinton High School drama troupe will present the musical comedy, “Singin’ in the Rain,” November 20 through 23.

Stage 3250 Returns November 19th

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Stage 3250 Returns to HCAM in November

Is STEM Always the Best Career Path?
Is Leadership a Teachable Skill?

On November 19th, join Andy Ritz as he discusses the eternal struggle of the college-bound Millennial - do what you love, or do what will make you money? He'll talk about which path he chose, and how he came to that decision.

Then, Evren Gunduz takes Stage 3250 to talk about creating the next generation of leaders. He'll tell you how he's doing it - and why it needs to happen now.

Peace Day Comes to HCAM

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On November 7th at 7:00 pm, HCAM studios will host a celebration of peace.

The night will include a screening of "The Day After Peace" by Jeremy Gilley. The night will also feature the premiere of Hopkinton's Peace Day, a compilation video of residents' thoughts on peace and a peaceful world. If you were interviewed at PolyArts or on Peace Day at the Farmer's Market, your interview will premiere!

If you would like to attend the peace celebration at HCAM, please RSVP to producer@hcam.tv.

We hope to see you there!

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Video Segment: Local Organizations at Polyarts 2014

HCAM News attended the 2014 Polyarts Festival and got caught up with some local organizations that contribute to our community.

Clorinda Creo-Kirshy of the "Hopkinton Music Association" stated that the organization provides clothing for school performances, scholarships for lessons, scholarships for graduating seniors, purchasing instruments for the schools and working with the music teachers. The Hopkinton Music Association assists with various school performances such as chorus shows and the homecoming performance. Find more information use this link

David S. Goldman of the "Hopkinton Area Land Trust" talked about how over 1,000 acres of open space has been preserved for public enjoyment. David mentioned that a project is in the works with Friends of Upton State Forest, Friends of Whitehall and Sudbury Valley Trustees to buy a piece of property off Pond St. that connects the White Hall State Park with the Upton State Forest. "It is considered one of the top priorities for preservation for open space." More information can be found at www.hopkintonlandtrust.org

Peter Regan of "Friends of Whitehall" talked about ways the organization preserves Lake Whitehall "We do a lot of activities, clean up the trails, sponsor bridge building and build some bridges ourselves and serve as caretakers of the lake." Peter mentioned that the lake is special due to the lack of buildings around the lake and that it's a precious natural landmark in the area. More information can be found at http://friendsofwhitehall.org/

Kim Pucci of "Sky's The Limit" talked about how the organization is attempting to transform the Hopkinton Middle School courtyard into a performance space, learning centers and a space that can be used for children in the community. The organization is selling personalized bricks that will be used in the project towards funding efforts. Find more information use this link

Sarah Bertschmann of "Keep Smilin 4 Abbie" talked about how the organization was created in honor of Abbie Benford who passed away at the age of 15 due to an anaphylactic reaction. The organization strives to increase awareness of anaphylaxis. For More Information: www.keepsmilin4abbie.org

Steve Langley of "Project Just Because" talked about how the charity works with people all throughout Massachusetts providing clothing, food, school supplies. The organization does activities such as help run the Hopkinton Food Pantry and hold fundraisers. For More Information: www.projectjustbecause.org

Ann Click of "Friends of Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Committee" was at Polyarts to help raise funds for the 300th anniversary of Hopkinton. The friends hold various activities and sell items to raise money for the anniversary celebration. For More Information: http://300.hopkintonma.gov/

Jane Austen’s Pride And Prejudice Takes Hopkinton Stage

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Enter Stage Left Theater presents Pride and Prejudice by Jane Kendall and based upon the classic novel of the same title by Jane Austen. The production plays October 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2014 at the Hopkinton Historical Society, 168 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, with all performances at 7:30 PM.

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Video Segment: Live4Evan 5K 2014 was another success

The Live4Evan 5K was created to benefit the Live4Evan foundation which provides support for patients and families suffering from heart disease. Live4Evan was created to commemorate the life of Evan Nicholas Girardi, who passed away unexpectedly in 2010 from heart arrhythmia at the age of 20.

The event raised $50,000 and a fun time was had by all as they honored the life of Evan Nicholas Girardi and helped raise funds for the fight against heart disease. The event featured a 5K,various food and drink stands,live music, bouncy house as well as other fun games and activities for Children and much more.

HCAM News caught up with the father of Evan, Michael Girardi at the event. Michael talked about the cause of the event; "It's about raising money and friends getting together at places we know, love and enjoy such as the High School." Michael also talked about how the event has grown "We had a great day, we had more people from outside of Hopkinton this year, it is amazing how word has got around about this event."

For more information: http://www.live4evan.org/

"It is our mission to improve the quality of life for patients and families affected by cardiac disease through medical donations, education, research, and community events. All proceeds raised fund the Evan Girardi Memorial Scholarship, Boston Cardiac Foundation’s missions to better the lives of heart patients in disadvantaged areas, the Boston Children’s Hospital Cardiac Center, and Live4Evan’s patient family housing facility fund."

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