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2015 Hopkinton High School Pep Rally Playback

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The 2015 Hopkinton High School Pep Rally took place today before the Homecoming Game against Holliston. For anyone who may have missed it, HCAM will be replaying the Pep Rally all weekend long.

On Friday, October 9, it will replay on HCAM-ED (Comcast channel 96 or Verizon channel 31) at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM.

On Saturday, October 10, it will replay on HCAM-ED at 9:30 AM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 10:00 PM. It will replay on HCAM-TV (Comcast channel 8 or Verizon channel 30) at 5:30 PM.

Gothic Ghost Tales at the Hopkinton Public Library

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Some of the most imaginative and original writers of ghost stories in the 20th century have been women. They helped create the modern ghost: a mixture of the old-fashioned Victorian gothic and science fiction. Rita Parisi from Waterfall Productions will present three ghost stories that probe the possibilities of other dimensions in time and human consciousness at the Hopkinton Public Library on Monday, October 26 at 6:30 PM.

Suitable for ages 10 and up.

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Video: Live 4 Evan 5K 2015

The Live 4 Evan 5K was created in honor of Evan Girardi, who passed away at the age of 20 from an unknown underlying heart condition. Live 4 Evan was set up in his honor to help improve the quality of life for cardiac patients and their families. Recently the Live 4 Evan organization hosted their 3rd annual 5K and the event was once again a success.

One of the programs Live 4 Evan recently helped sponsor was free heart screenings at Hopkinton and Medfield High School. Cardiologist Dr. John Cadigan talked about how a routine heart check up helped discover an underlying heart condition his son had several years ago. He mentioned the routine EKG (Electrocardiogram) saved his life; "he was cleared to play sports, had no symptoms and the routine EKG saved his life."

HCAM news talked with Father of Evan, Michael Girardi, also Co-Founders of the Live 4 Evan organization Shane Lavoie, Whitney Mullen and Jack Nealon who discussed the many programs Live 4 Evan is involved in to help patients with a heart condition. Medical Device specialist Patrick Cusanelli, Cardiologist Dr. John Cadigan and member of a similar organization, Evan Ernst, discussed how they are working with Live 4 Evan.

For more information about the organization:

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Video: HCAM News 9-18-2015: Hopkinton Celebrates 300th Anniversary

On this edition of HCAM News, check out all the festivities from the 300th Anniversary Celebration weekend including the Parade, fireworks and ceremonies.

Lights Up at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts

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Please join us for Opening Night at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts! This fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 7 from 7:00-11:00 PM to celebrate the new Center for the Arts. Join us at 98 Hayden Rowe Street for live entertainment, an auction, cocktails and hors d'oeuvores. Wear cocktail attire. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are $125 per person, and can be purchased here. Please purchase tickets to RSVP by October 24.

Chocolate, the Perfect Indulgence

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Just in time for Halloween, come to the Hopkinton Public Library on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 PM to learn about chocolate! Learn which chemicals elicit biochemical reactions in the human brain, making chocolate the perfect indulgence. During the presentation, you will also learn how to taste chocolate for quality and how to eat it, too! (Note: At this time we do not plan to have chocolate available for tasting at the presentation.)

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Video: Question of the Week: What is your favorite band or musician?

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 band or musician?

We want to know your response! Comment below!

Third Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest at the Hopkinton Public Library

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The pumpkin decorating contest for Middle & High School students returns to the Hopkinton Public Library! The decorating will take place on Friday, October 9 at 2:30 PM, and you must be registered by October 7 to participate. Decorated pumpkins will be on display at the Library. Library patrons will vote on their favorites, and prize winners will be announced on Friday, October 30.

Thanks to Weston Nurseries & Webster First Federal Credit Union for providing the pumpkins and prizes.

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Video: Golden Pond hosts "Dance for our Aging Population" at town common

Golden Pond Assisted Living hosted the "Dance for our Aging Population" also known as the "DAPpers Movement" program at the town common. The class is instructed by Rachel Balaban. Balaban serves as the Regional Coordinator for "Dance for PD" and is assisted by Brown University Students. Canadian born Hare Krishna Monk Bhaktimarga Swami (a.k.a. the walking monk) also stumbled upon the class and joined the "DAPpers Movement."

The monthly class has a number of goals including:
● Increase coordination and flexibility while releasing body tension
● Improve balance and gait, strengthen your core, feel power and grace in your movements
● Enhance awareness of your body and aliveness through movement
● Breathe more deeply and vocalize more fully
● Experience different types of music that can affect you in different ways
● Feel supported as you explore in a safe and comfortable environment
● Socialize within a friendly and supportive community

For more information you can contact the below:
Rachel Balaban: 401.261.7062
Lisa Mancuso 508.435.1250 ext. 21
Kelly Grill 508.435.9222

Check out some scenes from the "DaPpers" and hear from instructor Rachel Balaban in the video below.

Coming soon you can see an HCAM news interview with Bhaktimarga Swami (a.k.a. the walking monk)

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Video: Polyarts 2015

Polyarts took place during the 300th anniversary celebration weekend. Vendors included some locally owned business as well as some Hopkinton locals who set up shop. HCAM news talked to some vendors and attendees. Some of the vendors who talked with HCAM news include: Kendalls Crafts, Keep Smilin 4 Abbie, Mbrace Studios, Air of Elegance Lighting, Sew Cute by Liv and one of a kind homemade handbags. The afternoon featured music from the Alter Ego Band.

Check out highlights in the video below.


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