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Video: Friends of Lake Whitehall host Woodville History Exhibit

As part of the Town's 300th Anniversary Celebration, the "Friends of Whitehall" organization and the Hopkinton Historical Society hosted "The History of Woodville and Lake Whitehall" exhibit. "Topics covered included the taking over of Lake Whitehall as a back-up reservoir, the many industries that made Woodville a successful village economy, the history of prominent Woodville families, especially the Wood family who first settled in this area in the early 1700s and whose last descendant left Woodville just a few years ago, the Reservoir House, the Mineral Springs, and many other topics." Displays included photos and description of various houses from the 1800's, descriptions of industry in Woodville and various maps of the area throughout time.

"It is a exhibition with posters, photographs, displays, and artifacts. There was also a small display about Friends of Whitehall, including the plaque that was just awarded from the state DCR.

Watch the video below to get a glimpse of the display and hear from Gail Clifford and Steve Warren from Friends of Lake Whitehall.

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Video: Hopkinton Police Association Fishing Derby

The Hopkinton Police Association hosted a fishing derby. HCAM's Mike Torosian caught up with Officer Phil Powers and Chief Ed Lee. The event featured
food, face painting and of course some fishing. Some Awards were also given out.

See Highlights Below

Also check out photos from the event: http://www.sceneinhopkinton.org/p131169720

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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.

Keefe Tech Seniors Accepted into Competitive Nursing Programs

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Choosing to attend Keefe Regional Technical High school has greatly
impacted students majoring in the Health Careers Program. Acceptance into competitive nursing
programs is a challenging prospect. This year, Health Career seniors are thrilled their practical
training and hard work has paid off!

Keefe Tech Announces Term 2 Honor Roll Students

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FRAMINGHAM, MA – Keefe Regional Technical School is pleased to announce the following students have been named to the school’s Term 2 Honor Roll.

Ashland – High Honors: Grade 9, Sean Lammerding. Honors: Grade 9, Jake Cushing, Erin Keefe, Ana Sheehy and Nicholas Shibel. Grade 10, Nickolas Grover, Makayla Hicks and Nicolas Rioux. Grade 11, Madison Brown, Nicholas Cunningham, Kevin MacLeod, Joseph Rock, Michael Taddeo and Tatiana Tinsley-Busby. Grade 12, Travis Morazzini, Jocelyn Orellana, Nicole Shearer and Leticia Silva.

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).

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Video: Keep Smilin' 4 Abbie hosts "A Day at the Derby"

The Keep Smilin 4 Abbie Fund hosted "A Day at the Derby" on the day of the Kentucky Derby. The event featured derby squares, raffles, a silent auction and more. The event raised around $30,000 in the fight against Anaphylaxis.

Steven Benford, father of Abbie Benford who passed away from an anaphylactic reaction at the age of 15 announced that $25,021 will be a gift commitment to the Wyss institute to fund "Project Abbie", a project to develop an anaphylaxis auto-detection and therapeutic device.

For more information on Keep Smilin' 4 Abbie check out www.keepsmilin4abbie.org

Video 1: You can see a summary of "A Day at the Derby"

Video 2: See the full speeches and Gift Commitment Ceremony to Project Abbie

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: May 10th-17th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 93 degrees, the lowest was 36. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 67.3 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 59.4%, the peak was 96% while the lowest was 15%. Wind Speed averaged 2.2 MPH, while reaching a high of 14 MPH. NO Precipitation fell last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

Veterans Breakfast at Hopkinton Senior Center June 5th

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Chipped Beef Friday will be on 5 June 2015, at the Senior Center mess hall at 0900 hours. Don't be late. If there are transportation difficulties, call Amy Beck by 3 June 2015, 508 497-9730.

DCR Seeks Applicants for Lifeguard Positions

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Positions Still Available Across the Commonwealth at DCR Waterfronts and Pools

Boston- Monday, May 18, 2015- With the summer season quickly approaching, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is currently seeking certified lifeguards and head lifeguards to serve at the agency’s many pools and inland and ocean beaches across the Commonwealth.

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