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Hopkinton Drug hosts their 26th Annual Holiday Open House

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Celebrate the Holiday Season with all of us at Hopkinton Drug on the weekend of December 6th and 7th from 11am to 4pm for our 26th Annual Holiday Open House.

Bring the whole family along and enjoy everything from food tastings, door prizes, raffles, music, and caricatures to children's crafts, face painting, "Twas the Night Before Christmas" readings, and pictures with Santa! (Please make sure to bring your own camera)

Holiday Stroll Returns to Downtown Hopkinton

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Businesses and organizations in Hopkinton have come together once again to present the Hopkinton Holiday Stroll in downtown Hopkinton on December 6, 2014 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. The Holiday Stroll includes myriad events and activities, including charitable drives, the annual Tree Lighting ceremony, traveling carol singers, a visit from Santa, music and theater performances, food tastings, specialty sales and family activities.

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Video Segment: Hayden Rowe Business Center Held Open House

The Hayden Rowe Business center held their open house. The Center has been under new management for about a year and has undergone a number of renovations. The facility features offices 100 to 400 square feet, a kitchen and cafe area, a 12 person conference room and 24-7 secure building access as well as training rooms and virtual office packages. Occupants of Hayden Rowe business center enjoyed good conversation and food provided by water fresh farms at the open house.

Veda Kerr of the HRBC managing company Riverside properties talked about how decorations are being added to the interior of the building to make it a more inviting and comfortable atmosphere to work. Sara Mayo of HRBC's managing company put together the decorations which commemorate the history of the building and Hopkinton. Sara talked about how the building at one point was a boot factory and silk factory. Decorations around the building include boot and silk factory pictures and memorabilia as well as pictures of historic Hopkinton landmarks and maps.

For more watch the video or go to www.HRBChopkinton.com

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Video Segment: Car Hits Dynasty Chinese Restaurant

Hopkinton Police and Rescue were on the scene at Dynasty Chinese Restaurant after a car rammed into the side of the building. Fortunately no one inside or outside the restaurant suffered significant injury.

The driver and his passenger are reportedly okay and were taken to the hospital for examination. The building inspector examined the damage to the buildings exterior and determined the restaurant does not need to close. Dynasty remains open for business.

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Video Segment: HCAM Hosts Open House

HCAM has turned 10 years old and what better way to celebrate 10 years then with an open house. We recently invited the community down to come check out our newly renovated facilities and a number of people showed including a group of Boy Scouts and State Representative Carolyn Dykema. Those who attended got the opportunity to view the set of a number of HCAM's shows including "Hopkinton Coffee Break" and "Physician Focus" as well as our brand new control room. It was a very good time and we thank all who came.

Watch the Video to see the highlights.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Drug donates to Mass Animal Coalition

The Massachusetts Animal Coalition received a $3,000 donation at their annual meeting and 10 year anniversary celebration from Hopkinton Drug. Each year Hopkinton Drug donates to the Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) to help their cause of promoting collaboration with professionals in Animal Welfare.

President of Hopkinton Drug Dennis Katz talked about how the funds were raised for the donation: "We give a portion of every single prescription we fill for a veterinarian." Katz mentioned that the donation helps MAC with their news letter and spay/neutering program. Founder of MAC Anne Lindsay is gracious for the partnership and the donation from Hopkinton Drug. She mentioned that the partnership is also an effort to help people understand that compounding medication for their animals could make it much easier to administer. Hopkinton Drug assists with the compounding medication efforts.

Lindsay talked about the 10 year anniversary of MAC and talked about how the organization was celebrating the 10th year of the animal friendly license plate. The License Plate is a Massachusetts specialty license plate which raises up to $190,000 a year for MAC to grant out to organizations that have affective spay/neuter programs in the state.

For more information watch video and check out MAC online http://massanimalcoalition.com/

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Video Segment: Visioning Steerting Group Discussion Helps Create Vision for Hopkinton

Professional planning consultants and a number of town groups and boards including the visioning steering group helped organize a workshop as part of the community visioning project. The purpose of the project is to develop a vision and goals to strive towards that will benefit Hopkinton most in the future. Many turned out for the event aiming to improve the future in Hopkinton. Digital Group Polling and Small discussion groups were held at the event to help decide what services Hopkinton needs to improve on and areas the town is excelling in.

Tim Kilduff of the Visioning Steering Group talked about what the goal of the event is. "It's one in a process of events that we hope will ultimately lead to a mission statement or a view of what Hopkinton will look like in 2024." "It's an attempt to bring together a diverse group of people to begin to shape a vision that will ultimately be discussed and adopted by the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen."

Some topics of the group discussion included social services, community involvement and town services and facilities.

To see more watch the video and check out http://www.hopkintonma.gov/vision

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Video Segment: Baypath Humane Soceity Paws and Claws 5K

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon many jogged through Hopkinton State park with their Canine companion for the Baypath Humane Society Paws & Claws 5k. A lot of money was raised and it gave many a great opportunity to bond with the family pet at one of the great fall scenic locations in Hopkinton.

Sarah Cleveland event organizer talked to HCAM News about the event; "Baypath has over 500 people competing today runners and walkers, we have a lot of dogs that are here. All the Dogs are getting a long, all the people are getting a long." "Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton is a wonderful non-profit shelter and we have been in existence for over 30 years." Sarah mentioned all the money raised at the event goes towards medical and adoption fees for the animals and that she is very grateful for the generous amount of donations they receive.

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Video Segment: Chamber of Commerce celebrates Downtown Hopkinton

The Chamber of Commerce recently held a celebration at the Bittersweet Co. Coffee Shop in downtown Hopkinton, the event was open to the public and recent renovations were discussed as well as some further renovations that will be taking place in the downtown area. Speakers included; Chamber of Commerce President Scott Richardson, Selectmen Ben Palleiko and Chamber of Commerce Secretary Ron Foisy.

Also at the downtown celebration, new Hopkinton business owners talked about their services. The speakers included owner of Vinny’s Pizza, Mark Kosa,, Owner of Bittersweet Co. Hope Hellberg and Co-owners of Swoon Lisa Strang and Kathleen Mazur.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Real Estate Report October 2014

Homes for Sale in Hopkinton have increased from 58 in September 2013 to 73 in September 2014. Despite more homes for sale, the median asking price increased 26% from last year to just under $600,000. From July 1st to September 30th of this year, 76 homes have sold, which is 29% more than last year at this time. The Median Sales price is up to $637,000 in Hopkinton, 7% more than last year. Overall sellers are experiencing a 46% increase for time on market to 60 average days. Sellers have received an average of 98% of their asking price which indicates listing prices are realistic to what buyers are willing to pay in the current market.

The least expensive home to sell in Hopkinton during the 3rd quarter of 2014 was 62 West Main Street which sold for $175,000 (Asking Price was $197,000). 62 West Main Street features 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath with a one car under-garage and was built in 1953. The most expensive home sold in Hopkinton in the 3rd quarter of 2014 was 15 Wescott Drive which sold for $1,740,000 (Asking Price was $1,999,900). 15 Wescott features 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths and a 3 full car garage.

Watch the Video as Kathleen Buckley breaks down home sales in Hopkinton from July 1st to September 30th of this year.

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