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Video: Hopkinton Police Host Annual National Night Out Event

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On Tuesday Night, the Hopkinton Police Department hosted their annual National Night out event. Police Departments throughout the country hosted the event to meet community members and show their various duties and equipment.

The event featured various activities for the kids, a meet and greet with the Police Department and complimentary Burgers and Hot Dogs. The Hopkinton community also got a firsthand look at the new Hopkinton K9 unit in action.

View scenes from the event below!

Small Town With a Big Heart: Lauren Anderson Memorial Fundraiser

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“A sparkle.” That is how people who knew Lauren Anderson would have described her. Lauren and her family – parents Riki and Bob and sisters Amy and Julie - moved to Hopkinton in 1983. They quickly embraced the advantages of living in a small, family-oriented town of what was then about 6,000 people.

Lauren was five years old when she arrived in Hopkinton. According to her mother, Riki, from a young age, Lauren was always determined, set goals for herself and achieved those goals through perseverance.

Hopkinton Veteran's Breakfast Friday August 2nd at Senior Center

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The peak of summer will bring together local veterans for their monthly breakfast, 2 August 2019, at 0900 hours, at the Senior Center. As always there will be great chow and wonderful camaraderie.

Comrades who passed away during July will be remembered, and names of those who are on "Sick Call" will be updated. This is a good opportunity to be generous with our time to visit and/or to send cards or notes to our ailing buddies. Gestures that brighten the day of a fellow veteran are always appreciated.

Video: Ashland FD Hosts 2019 Camp Bailout

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Nine young Ladies between the ages of 14 and 19 years old from Ashland, Hopkinton and surrounding towns participated in this years Ashland Fire Departments "Camp Bailout".

"Camp Bailout is a week long program designed to educate young women on firefighting and emergency service skills, in a dynamic and fun environment. The week long curriculum is interactive and physically challenging, where the girls will gain strength and knowledge while building confidence and leadership skills."

View more in the video below!

Sunday July 21st edition of Concerts on the Common moved to HHS Auditorium

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Due to this weekend’s inclement heat wave, the Sunday, July 21st edition of Concerts on the Common, featuring the Hopkinton Community Summer Band, has been relocated to the air conditioned Hopkinton High School Auditorium. The concert is still set to begin at 5:00 pm and will go until 7:00 pm.

Hopkinton Veterans' Breakfast on Friday, July 12th

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Dear Veterans:

Local veterans will be gathering for breakfast on 12 July 2019, at 0900 hours at the Senior Center. As always there will be great chow and a room-full of camaraderie.

Recently deceased comrades who passed-on during the previous month will be remembered, and those on "Sick Call" will be announced to allow opportunities for visits and/or notes and letters. Gestures that brighten the day of a fellow veteran are always appreciated.

Video: 16th Annual Sharon Timlin 5K Draws Large Attendance

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This past Saturday the 16th annual Sharon Timlin 5K/Family Fun Day Memorial Event took place to fight against ALS. Over 1,100 runners participated in the event at the Hopkinton High School fields.

Eat, Drink, and Karaoke at Hopkinton Center for the Arts

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Saturday, June 29
Karaoke starts at 7:30pm
with Host DJ Michael Foley!

Invite your friends and family and join us for a special Karaoke Night Fundraiser benefiting the Hopkinton Center for the Arts!

$50 admission includes:
* Dinner, donated by Tavolino's of Westborough
* Open beer and wine bar
* Karaoke awards and raffle prizes!

This event is 21+, but if you have a younger singer they may attend this event with you.

Video: Ashley Olafsen talks Bridging the Gap Between Parents and Teen Daughters Program

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MOVE a program for Young Girls is expanding their services and Co-Founder, Ashley Olafsen, will be hosting a workshop for parents called "Bridging the Gap Between Parents and Teen Daughters: How to Help Girls Navigate." The workshop will be hosted at the Hopkinton Public Library on Saturday June 15th at 2pm. You can find more information about the free workshop and Ashley at

Video: Memorial Day Ceremony in Hopkinton

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The American Legion post 202 hosted the annual Memorial Day celebration in Hopkinton. Speakers included: Representative, Carolyn Dykema, Select Board member, John Coutinho and Post 202 Adjutant and Veteran, Michael Whalen. View scenes from the ceremony below.


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