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Video: HCAM News 8-14-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, we have sights and sounds from the 2nd annual Keep Smilin 4 Abbie Field Hockey Fundraiser, A Hopkinton High School graduate this past June is heading to the Marines and Courtney will get you up to date with everything coming up on the HCAM channels with our HCAM Insider but first, the Hopkinton Police Department hosted their 2nd annual night out.

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Video: Question of the Week: What is your favorite beach in New England?

HCAM News has started a "Question of the Week" segment, in which we ask people around town their opinion on various topics. This week we asked what is your favorite beach in New England?

Unfortunately summer is nearing it's end and we are entering the last few weeks to go to the beach and enjoy the warm weather. Perhaps you're looking for a beach to go to and enjoy the final few weeks of summer, the responses to our question of the week could help you discover the beach for you!

Watch the video below to see what the public thinks is the best beach in New England and if you have an opinion please feel free to let us know in the comment section or on our facebook page.

Art Teacher Wanted for Center School

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Job Posting # 16-10
Opening Date: August 4, 2015
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
TITLE: Elementary Art Teacher
TYPE OF POSITION: Part-time (.4), 2015-2016 school year; salary commensurate with
experience and education
LOCATION: Center School, Hopkinton, Massachusetts
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All qualified candidates
The Elementary Art Teacher develops in each student, an interest in and the ability for creative
expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression appropriate to the

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Video: Enter Stage Left Theater Cast talks "Taming of the Shrew"

From Thursday July 30th through Saturday August 1st, many locals enjoyed a night at the town common for a free viewing of Shakespeare's' "Taming of the Shrew" from the Hopkinton Center for the Arts "Enter Stage Left Theater" program. Under the direction of Thomas Kee, the play was a success and the performers enjoyed taking part in the outdoor production.

In the below video you can see scenes from the play and some of the cast talks about the production; The 2 main characters in the play "Kenneth" played by Alex Wersted from Hopedale and "Petruchia" played by Barbara O' Toole from Worcester and also "Baptiste" played by Barbara Kessler of Hopkinton.

To view an HCAM News interview with the Director of the play, Thomas Kee click here.

Also be on the lookout for the full production of "Taming of the Shrew" airing soon on HCAM!

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Video: Art on the Trail 2015

This August, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and the Upper Charles Trail Committee hosted their first Hopkinton Center Trail Art Walk. The Art Walk has an array of outdoor sculptures at highly visible sites along the Center Trail. Bird houses with designs can also be seen a long the trail. Groups and artists that helped create the work along the trail include; Michael Lisnow Respite Center, The Hopkinton Senior Center, Golden Pond, The Serenity House and Girl Scout Troop 85290.

Toward the beginning of the trail you will see a colored sand and pebbles design entitled "Carpet" by Upton Native and artist Lauren Scheuer, the piece is inspired by Middle eastern carpet designs. Another piece here is entitled "Hope Imagined, Hope Realized" was created by Town Clerk Geri Holland a long with the Serenity House. The piece features a big nest with among the contents Inside displaying positive messages.

Saturday September 19th at 2pm, Local Poets will be along the trail, the poets are using the trail and the artwork as influence for orginal poems to be read during the September 19th ceremony. Art on the trail will be displayed until September 26th, so you can walk or jog the trail while looking at some fantastic artwork.

One of the pieces of work features colorful spiderweb designs and is called Grandmother Spider, it was created by Artist, Cathy Weaver Taylor. On her website she describes the piece as "recycling of discarded material to make something new that shines in the light reminding us of Grandmother spider connecting us all in this fragile piece we call the web of life."

To see more, view the video below.

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Video: Director Thomas Kee previews "Taming of the Shrew" Live at Hopkinton Town Common this Weekend!

Shakespeare under the Stars "Taming of the Shrew" Will take place this weekend. This is a free event! Times are listed below.

Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m.

About the Play: The play is an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" "Petruchia and Kent are not your average couple. She’s the driven career woman who’s used to having her orders followed YESTERDAY. He’s the smart-aleck man-child living in his parent’s basement. Taming HIM is the challenge of this gender reversed romp through Shakespeare’s classic battle of the sexes! The Play is Directed by Thomas Kee." See more Hopkinton Center for the Arts events here -

Watch the video below to hear Director Thomas Kee preview the play and view some scenes from the dress rehearsal.

Art on the Trail

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Sunday August 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. for the Opening Ceremony at the Center Trail Parking Lot across from Hop Lumber. Art will be on the Center Trail throughout
August and September for public viewing. Featuring art created by the Michael Lisnow Respite Center, Senior Center, Golden Pond, Serenity House, Girl Scout Troop 85290, and many local artists and poets.

Poetry on the Trail will take place Sat. September 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. A group of local writers will read poems inspired by the sculptures and the trail.

17th Annual UMass Medicine 5K Cancer Walk and Run

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Registration is now open for our UMass Medicine Cancer Walk & 5K Run taking place on September 27. Run registration is 7:00 AM and run start is 8:00 AM. Walk registration is 8:00 AM and Walk Start is 10:00 AM. The event will be held at UMass Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester. People can register or donate by visiting our website.

National Night Out with the Hopkinton Police Department

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Join the Hopkinton Police Department for National Night Out August 4, 2015 (5:00pm to 8:00pm) at Hopkinton Middle School

What is National Night Out?
National Night Out is an opportunity for community members of all ages to come together to strengthen neighborhood spirit, support local crime prevention, build police-community partnerships and just have fun! This is a national event happening in communities like ours.

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Video: Hopkinton Public Library Digital Magazine Service Demonstration

Hopkinton Public Library, Adult Services Librarian Heather Backman gave HCAM news a demonstration of the Library's digital magazine services. The Library offers a service called "Zinio" on their website which grants access to cardholders for 50 popular magazines, Zinio can also be used on tablets and smart phones.

Another services the library offers is a digital periodical service called "Overdrive" which can be used on the "Nook" tablet. You can find more info at the following link:

Watch the video below to see a better view of the services at the Hopkinton Library.


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