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Dream Dinners Hosts Menu Tasting Open House

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Starting in February, Dream Diiners in Milford, Massachusetts will once again be hosting its monthly Menu Tasting Open House. According to Hopkinton resident and co-owner Michele Guilmette, these free events provide an opportunity to learn about the leading meal assembly service in the country while sampling someof the delicious meals from the current menu.

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MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau Ready for Business

Business owners, municipal officials and organizations representing nineteen MetroWest towns attended the Breakfast Launch of the MetroWest Tourism and Visitors Bureau on Friday, December 9 at the Sheraton Framingham.

The Visitors Bureau was signed into law last summer, but the breakfast was the official kick off of this collaborative effort designed to spur economic development in the MetroWest region.

Watch the HCAM News video to see highlights from the breakfast, including excerpts of the speakers, including Senator Karen Spilka who was instrumental in establishing the bureau.

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Chamber of Commerce Honors Six Local Businesses at Holiday Party

Six local companies celebrating significant anniversaries were recognized by the Chamber of Commerce at the Holiday Party held at the Hopkinton Country Club on Wednesday, December 7th.

The evening's events were kicked off by Chamber President Bob McGuire who introduced the six companies.

  • E.L. Harvey and Sons -- 100 years
  • Golden Pond - 20 years
  • Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects - 35 years
  • Perkin Elmer - 30 years
  • Wayland Realty - 50 years
  • The Hopkinton Independent - 12 years

MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau to Launch at December 9 Breakfast

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Legislators, municipal officials, and business and nonprofit leaders will gather to launch the MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau (MWTVB), a new regional economic development initiative serving 19 towns, at a kick-off breakfast on Friday, December 9 at the Sheraton Framingham.

Feedback Sought on Vision for Downtown Improvements

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Preliminary plans for improvements to the downtown area were presented to residents in two recent public forums held by the Downtown Initiative Steering Committee (DISC) on Thursday, November 3 and Saturday, November 5. In both cases, the vision for Hopkinton’s downtown area was outlined by the town consultant, The Beta Group, in addition to a discussion of possible alternatives, underground utilities and drainage. The goal of the meeting was to hear back from the audience.

DISC Chairman Tom Nealon wanted residents to be aware of two important points.

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Official Groundbreaking for Price Chopper Hopkinton

Town and state officials joined the developers and members of Price Chopper’s management team at an official groundbreaking ceremony for the Hopkinton store on Friday, November 4, 2011. Following the obligatory shoveling of dirt, the crowd moved to the Marathon Restaurant for a presentation by Price Chopper CEO Neil Golub that included both company history and policies and plans for the Hopkinton location.

“We are a family in business,” said Golub, “not a family business.”

Downtown Initiative Project Meeting Seeks Community Input

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The Downtown Initiative Steering Committee will hold two public meetings in order to solicit feedback from the community regarding proposed changes to Hopkinton's downtown area. There will be a presentation of the project by the town's consultants and residents are encouraged to attend to provide input and feedback on the project.

Dates of Meetings:
Thursday, Novebmer 3, 2011, 7PM - 9PM
Saturday, November 5, 2011 , 10AM - 12 Noon

Location:
Hopkinton High School Auditorium

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Main Street Corridor Proposed at Zoning Advisory Public Forum

Every year the Zoning Advisory Committee, better known as ZAC, holds a public hearing to solicit input from town booards and the general public with respect to zoning changes. This year, the Chamber of Commerce presented three initiatives and amendments to ZAC at its October 18 meeting, all of which are designed to support increased economic development.

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Local Dentist Offers Free Sealants for Children

Watch the HCAM News video to learn where your child can receive free dental services as part of the Fall for Smiles program.

Did you know that recent surveys found that more than one-third of those who regularly visit the dentist have cut back? While this might be understandable with our current economy, .routine dental visits play a vital role in preventing oral and systemic disease and keeping future healthcare costs down.

Golf for the Arts

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Sandy Lucchesi, Chairperson of the Capital Campaign for the Hopkinton Community Endowment and Kelly Grill, president of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, accept a check for $3,000 from Bob McGuire, president of the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce. The money was raised in the Chamber’s Golf for the Arts Tournament, and will be used to help the HCA reach its goal of building a multi-media arts facility. For more information visit www.hopartscenter.org.

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