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Hopkinton Garden Club Wins First Place at Boston Flower and Garden Show

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The Hopkinton Garden Club congratulates its members Henry Schmidt, Deborah Coleman, Kathy Yankee, Audrey Dempsey, Liz Swenson, and Merylyn Mezitt on winning the blue ribbon in the Design Division’s “Circle of Life” Club Competition.

“Circle of Life” requires a buffet table design for six or more set for a baby shower. Four competing clubs each select a baby (past or present) for their intended shower recipient. Our members chose Peter Rabbit as their “baby” thinking it would be fun to work with and easily accessorized by the participants personal rabbit themed pieces.

Poetry Marathon at the Library Running Now Through May 2

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April is Marathon Month and National Poetry Month. We've combined the two!

Adults and teens - read 26 poems to complete the "marathon." Pick up your reading log at the library. Complete the marathon by May 2 and turn in your log sheet to qualify for a raffle entry and a chance to win a prize.

Children - read (or be read) 3 poems and we'll put your name on a leaf to decorate our fabulous "Poet Tree".

Poetry Writing at the Library - All Levels Welcome!

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Local poet Polly Brown will lead a poetry writing workshop at the Hopkinton Public Library on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 PM. The writing of poetry is both playful and serious: a way of using language to sneak up on what you know about the world and yourself in it - and then give that away, adding to what the world knows about itself. We'll try out some strategies for getting started, and some ways of getting and giving support. You'll walk away with rough drafts and new ideas. Everyone is welcome - feel free to join us even if you've never tried poetry writing before.

Stage 3250 Returns Tuesday With Cameran Huestis and Cheryl Perrault

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Your teachers can be your greatest inspirations.

Join us for a night of inspirational talks about teachers, by teachers.

Cameran Huestis, Hopkinton Middle School science teacher, discusses her extracurricular clubs, including Explore Pottermore and Hopsplay Cosplay. What is "geek culture", and why does she want to foster their passion for all things geeky?

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Video Segment: HCAM's Hopkinton Coffee Break Celebrates One Year Anniversary

HCAM's "Hopkinton Coffee Break" celebrated their one year anniversary, the three hosts Patricia Duarte, Connie Wright and Darlene Hayes reflected on the past year. Connie Wright talked about how at first she was nervous; "for me it's been this gentle process of actually getting comfortable with being in-front of the camera". Connie explained that sharing opinions and conversations that she would normally have with friends, in-front of the TV audience took some transition and getting used to but throughout time has gotten comfortable on the show. "I feel as a group, we have grown and jelled, we have found our own and gotten comfortable, I look forward to the next year because I'm sure it'll be a progression in which we continue to evolve and grow." Connie is happy at how the show has evolved; "we've added guests to the show and have had a wonderful time including those people, we've made the focus on the community and what's going on...it's been fun".

Host Patricia Duarte explained that none of the hosts came with professional experience on TV but it has been an evolution in development. Duarte explained that she enjoys the connections she has made through the show; "it's been a lot of fun, it's been a way to stay connected with things in town."
Host Darlene Hayes explained that through the show she has become more comfortable with herself through the show. "My thoughts have been a lot about personal enlightenment, becoming more comfortable with myself, being more comfortable on camera...talking to some of the people we bring in as guests wheather it's a state rep or charity founder." Darlene also explained that the 3 hosts have become very close friends through the show.

Darlene Hayes reflected on the growth of the Real Housewives of Hopkinton facebook page; "a lot of it, is how important the real housewives of Hopkinton page has come to community to the point where the chamber of commerce has reached out to us, the town manager, some regional heads of business's." Darlene emphasized that it has been great networking and growing the support of business's working with each other "it's very important for us to promote Women Networking together... and how we can all support one another." The three hosts have enjoyed doing the show and forming relationships throughout the community and thank all the supporters of the show.

Hopkinton Coffee Break Program Description:
"The Hopkinton Coffee Break program emerged from a Facebook page created a few years ago called "Real Housewives of Hopkinton" for local friends and neighbors interested in local news and activities. The Hopkinton Coffee Break takes the Facebook page to HCAM-TV where RHoH founder Patricia Duarte, her neighbor Connie Wright and RHoH fan and mastermind of Coffee Break, Darlene Hayes gather for coffee, goodwill and light conversation.

Real Housewives of Hopkinton" is obviously a play on words of the reality TV shows and that's where the resemblance ends. RHoH is a group of grounded, talented, nice women who share a common place. Married or unmarried, we are the female heads of our households and enjoy the company and camaraderie as mothers and professionals. The purpose of the page is to engage, inform and support interests. All are welcome. Members are free to invite whomever they choose. "Occasionally we get together for wine and noshing. No schedule - anyone can initiate a social event anytime. Guests on the show are selected by program hosts but we are open to to all the diverse interests of the women of Hopkinton."

For more information, watch the video below.

200 Golfers Tee Off for the Library

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Hundreds of children and adults flocked to the Hopkinton Public Library on Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14 to play miniature golf. Hosted by Hopkinton Public Library Foundation for the second year, this creative community event not only raised funds for the restoration, renovation and expansion of the Library, but also showcased the most recent versions of the refined Library design, available here and here.

Night of Hope Fundraising Evening

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Straight Ahead Ministries is hosting a Night of Hope Fundraising Evening at Faith Community Church from 6:00-8:00 PM on Saturday, April 18. This inspiring evening will include a special guest performance by Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of legendary Ray Charles, who will perform some of her father's best-loved songs.

You'll also enjoy live music, appetizers, and a silent auction - all followed by a live auction that you won't want to miss! Auction items include a Key West vacation package, a signed Tom Brady jersey and 4 Patriots home game tickets.

Keefe Tech Students Win Design Awards

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Keefe Regional Technical High School Graphic Communications students Taylor Moore and Brianna Medina recently won awards in the first annual student division of The Printing Industries of New England Regional Awards of Excellence competition.

Moore, a senior from Framingham won for a design of a multicolored screen-printed
t-shirt and Medina, a junior also from Framingham won with her screen-printed and embroidered shirt design of a logo for the school’s GSA club.

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Video Segment: Highlights of Hopkinton Middle School Talent Show

Students at Hopkinton Middle School took their talents to the stage at the Middle School talent show this past week. Here is a look at the many talented performers.

HHS Drama Ensemble's "The Tempest" Opens Today!

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The Hopkinton High School Drama Ensemble will be performing 3 showings of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" in March at the High School Auditorium.

Show times are Thursday, March 12, at 4:00 pm. Friday and Saturday March 13 and 14 at 7:00 pm.

Tickets are $10.00 for General Admission and $5.00 for Students and Senior Citizens.

All proceeds are to benefit the Drama Ensemble's trip to Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.

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