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Video: HCAM News 5-15-2015

On this edition of HCAM news, Water & Sewer manager Eric Carty and owner of Weston Nurseries Peter Mezitt will tell you a unique way you can conserve water, we have footage from the annual Little League parade to kickoff the season, Henry Schmidt of the Hopkinton Garden Club talks about winning the Boston Flower and Garden show and we have Hillers softball highlights as they took over 1st place in the TVL with a win against previously undefeated Norton but first the Parks and Recreation commission unexpired term to 2017 is one of two contested races in this years town election. On the live annual know your vote broadcast on HCAM presented by the Hopkinton Women’s club, the 2 candidates Laura Hanson and Bob McGuire talked about why they want to join the Parks and Recreation Commission.

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Video: Hank Phillippi Ryan spoke at Hopkinton Public Library

Investigative Reporter for Channel 7 WHDH and Agatha award winning mystery author Hank Phillippi Ryan spoke about her book "Truth Be Told" at the Hopkinton Public Library. "Truth be Told" is an Agatha award Winner for Best Contemporary Novel. Ryan started as a political reporter in 1975 in her hometown Indianapolis. She joined WHDH-TV in 1983 as a general assignment reporter and was named principal reporter for the station's investigative unit in 1989. Ryan has won 28 Emmy Awards and 12 Edward R. Murrow Awards for her investigative and consumer reporting.

Her first published novel, "Prime Time" won the Agatha Award for best first novel in 2007. Other notable book writing awards Ryan has won include; Agatha award in 2009, Anthony award in 2010, Macavity award in 2010 and the Mary Higgins Clark award in 2013.

For more information on Hank Phillippi Ryan check out: http://www.hankphillippiryan.com/

Below is a video featuring an HCAM news interview with the award winning reporter and writer.

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VIdeo: Girl Scout Troop #65040 Acts Out African Water Crisis

Girl Scout Troop #65040 performed a short to play to depict the water crisis in Africa. 1 in 8 people throughout the world do not have access to clean water. Many African countries have a lack of access to clean water and suffer from Illness from drinking contaminated water. According to www.AfricaStories.org the average North American uses an average of 158.5 Gallons of water a day compared to about 3-5 gallons a day used by a person in the developing world. You can see some more eye raising statistics here: http://www.africastories.org/africa-water-crisis/world-water-facts/

In the first video you can see the short 6 part play which depicts why developed countries should be considerate with water usage. The play shows the harsh impact on underdeveloped countries when water is used wastefully.

In the 2nd video Girl Scout troop #65040 talks more about the problem and what you can do to help.

Enter Stage Left Theater Presents Tony-Award Winner “1776”

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Enter Stage Left Theater (ESL) presents “1776,” the Tony Award winning Broadway musical that follows our nation’s forefathers as they struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence. Directed by Paul Champlin. Book by Peter Stone. Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards. Performances are Friday–Saturday, June 12–13, at 7:30 and Sunday, June 14, at 2 p.m. at Hopkinton High School (90 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton).

Hopkinton Summer Concert Series Lineup Announced

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The Hopkinton Summer Concert Series welcomes new and returning performance acts this summer to the Hopkinton Common. The free concert series begins June 19 and runs through mid-August. Performances are from 5 to 7 p.m., with children’s entertainment from 4 to 5 p.m. New to the series is acoustic rock band Lower Level, who opens the series, Friday, June 19, with their blend of rock and roll, hip hop, and country.

Pink Drink Night Tickets on Sale on May 15

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Our ladies’ shopping and tasting night, renamed Pink Drink Night, is Wednesday, June 24, from 7:00-10:00 PM at St. John’s Parish Hall. This year, ladies can taste wine and specialty drinks generously provided by Clocktown Liquors in Ashland, as well as beer provided by Atlas Distributing and Clown Shoes Beer! Tickets go on sale online and at the Library on Friday, May 15.

Touch-A-Truck Returns on May 31

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Hopkinton Public Library Foundation will host its 4th Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival on Sunday, May 31, 2015, from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM at the Hopkinton High School parking lot. Children can touch and climb on trucks and vehicles of all sorts, including Hopkinton’s fire trucks, construction vehicles, interesting cars, and more!

HCA: Arts in Bloom Exhibit Announces Prize Winners

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Hopkinton Center for the Arts host annual juried exhibit

House & Garden Tour in Celebration of Hopkinton’s 300th Anniversary

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A House & Garden Tour will be given on Sunday, June 14 from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM in celebration of Hopkinton's 300th Anniversary.

Tickets bought in advance cost $25.00, and are available at the Hopkinton Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale on May 16 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM on the Town Common. Tickets are also available at Angel’s Garden Center, 65 School St. & Country Plus, 20 Main St. Cash or check only.

Boston’s Largest Casting Company at Hopkinton Center for the Arts

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New workshop opportunity for young aspiring film and TV actors

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