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Video Segment: Hopkinton Library Hosts Song Circle Dedicated to Martin Luther King J.R.

The Hopkinton Library hosted a song circle in honor of Martin Luther King J.R. Many local musicians gathered to play tunes about peace and equality. Musicians included Amanda Maffei, Members of the Hopkinton High School Chorus, Steve Spector and FUZE. A full house was on tap for the event.

Questions Can Make Decisions Easier

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If your teen is having trouble making a decision, it helps to ask a few questions. Ask your teen to consider:

-Which choice would your teen be most proud of?
-If someone your teen looks up to had this choice to make, what would that person choose?
-How far into the future will each choice affect your teen?
-If others are involved, will they be treated the way your teen wants to be treated?
-What will be the consequence of each choice? How will your teen deal with the consequences?

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You are invited to celebrate Hopkinton Library’s 120th Birthday!

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The event will be on Saturday, January 24 starting at 10:30 AM. Come and join us as we look back at how it all started in 1867, how it grew and where its heading! We would love to hear your fond memories of the library! Events for all ages, all day long!
10:30 AM: Celebration with music by the HHS beFree Performers, cake and memories
1:00 PM: Cupcake decoration for children with the Hopkinton Library Foundation

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Video Segment: Photos of Hopkinton

You can find photos from around Hopkinton on the HCAM.tv home page or at sceneinhopkinton.org

Photo 1: December 25, 2014 - A group from the Natick Community Organic Farm donated items to the Boston Animal Rescue League in Dedham. Hopkinton 8th grade students Haley Bernardo and Sara Dunn are included in the group.

Photo 2: December 26, 2014 - Hopkinton's Oldest Resident Sterling Hager celebrated his 103rd birthday recently.

Photo 3: December 27, 2014 - The women of Hopkinton Coffee Break hit the Road for a Home for the Holidays edition with their daughters.

Photo 4: December 29, 2014 - Here you see the beginning steps of building the Hopkinton Ice rink, this photo shows the rink when crews first started to fill it in.

Photo 5: January 5, 2014 - Several Center School site options are on display at the Hopkinton Public Libray.

Photo 6: January 5, 2015 - Past, current and future Hiller Hockey players volunteered their time and backs to clean up the Ice Rink at the Hopkinton High School basketball courts from messy weather. The rink is currently open to the public and will stay open as long as the weather cooperates. Stay tuned to
hcam.tv and our facebook or twitter page for rink updates.

Photo 7: January 6, 2015 - Hopkinton Engine 2 was on the scene for a gas line struck by utility workers on Ash Street, fourtnately no one was reported hurt.

If you have any photos of anything Hopkinton and want to share them on our site, email them to
news@hcam.tv

ESBC Prepares for Second Forum at January's Meeting

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Tonight, January 20th, at 6:30 p.m., the Elementary School Building Committee meets at HCAM studios for their monthly meeting. Their main topic of the night will be the evaluation of the site plan matrix, aimed at comparing each of the proposed sites. They will also discuss the enrollment and education plan task force's progress, and make final preparations for their second forum on the 24th.

Hopkinton Garden Club Offers Scholarships

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The Hopkinton Garden Club is soliciting applications for its 2015 Scholarship for Hopkinton residents with an interest in any of several fields related to the garden club’s mission.

Scholarships are available to:
• Applicants maintaining legal residence in Hopkinton, Massachusetts for at least one year, and
• High school or college students and any adult interested in pursuing a career in the fields of Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Forestry, Conservation, Environmental Sciences and related fields.

Hopkinton Public Library Foundation Boston Marathon Runners

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Danielle Keane, Vipul Minocha and Jim Montalto will run the 2015 Boston Marathon to raise money for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton 2014 Real Estate Report

2014 was a very busy year in Home sales in the Town of Hopkinton, Kathleen Buckley of Star Realty recapped the 2014 trends on HCAM News. 208 Homes were sold in 2014 at a median sale price of $582,433 at an average of 52 days to the offer. Homes sold in Hopkinton during 2014 jumped up 12% compared to 2013, while the Median Sale Price rose 5% and average days to offer stayed the same. The 208 homes sold in 2014 was the highest sales volume since 205 in which 212 homes sold. Last year 182 homes sold in Hopkinton compared to 201 homes sold in 2012.

The least expensive home to sell in 2014 was a 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home located at 79 Hayward Street which listed at $134.900 and sold for $125,000. The living area was 6,534 square feet on .15 acres (6534 sq. ft.) of land.

The most expensive home to sell in Hopkinton during 2014 was the home located at 10 Wescott Drive. The Home features 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. The property features 9,800 square feet on 2.76 acres (120225 sq. ft.) of land.

Faith Community Church raised $67,500 to provide supplies to those caring for victims of Ebola in Africa

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The leaders of Faith Community Church decided to use money collected during Christmas Eve services to support World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children and families. $67,500 was collected to purchase materials and build 2,250 Ebola Caregiver Kits. These kits contain supplies for those who care for victims of Ebola.

Local Youth Take the Stage to Present Shrek the Musical Jr.

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Enter Stage Left Theater presents Shrek the Musical Jr. featuring a cast comprised of its youth company members. The production runs January 23-25, 2015 at the Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium (88 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton). Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and may be purchased online at www.hopartscenter.org or at the door.

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