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Boy Scout Troop 4 Tree Recycling

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Tree recycling is $10 per tree. Please put the cash or check in a Ziploc bag and attach it to the tree. Checks should be made payable to BSA - Troop 4. Curbside pickup starts at 9:00 AM on both days. Schedule pickup in advance by clicking here or contacting Frank D’Urso at 508-435-1002.

America’s First Day Hikes 2015

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On January 1st, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will host America’s First Day Hikes 2015 at 12 park locations across the Commonwealth. With over 450,000 acres, spanning Boston to the Berkshires, Massachusetts state parks boast a variety of beautiful settings for year-round outdoor recreation, and each hike will offer a unique natural and cultural environment. The First Day Hikes tradition began more 20 years ago in Massachusetts, and has now become a national event. 2015 will mark the 4th consecutive year that all 50 states have held First Day Hikes.

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Video Segment: Boy Scouts have Christmas Trees and Wreaths for Sale

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 1 have Christmas trees and wreaths for sale at 61 main Street in the Colella's Supermarket Parking Lot.

Sales continue for the next couple weeks, hours include:
Wednesday and Thursdays 4-7pm,
Fridays 4-9pm
Saturdays 9am-8pm
Sundays 9am-6pm

The scouts showed off their wreaths with a little promotional dance. The tree and wreath sale has traditionally been Troop 1's biggest fundraiser of the year.

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Video Segment: Real Housewives of Hopkinton Hosted Shopping for a Cause

The Real Housewives of Hopkinton hosted Shopping for a Cause to benefit Project Just Because, a non-profit organization which aims to help all in need. The event took place at Golden Pond's new independent living dining room and many were on hand to get some early Christmas shopping done while helping a great cause. The event was co-sponsored by the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce and Yummy Mummy Brownies.

Vendors included: 5 Star Sweets, Advocare, Arbonne, Blitzmeskinny, Blue Aura Designs, Body-Love Fitness, Chubby's Candles, Elements @ the Circle, Essante Organics & the Uncommon Shop, Friends of 300th, Goodness Remedies, J.Hillburn, Jamberry, Jamibelina, Lia Sophia, LittleMan Originals, Lyn Evans, Nerium AD, New England Bows, Sea Coast Bags, Sew Cute, Sipalda, Stella & Dot, The Grapevine, Thirty-One, Yummy Mummy Brownies and more including crafters and home & wellness resources. Light refreshments and complimentary wine was served.

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Video Segment: Sky's the Limit Shows off Middle School Courtyard

Skys the Limit hosted a presentation and showed off the new Middle School courtyard. Student Ambassador Madison McDougall was kind enough to show HCAM news around the renovated courtyard. Madison talked about how the courtyard not only looks more appealing but there is plenty of space to do numerous educational and fun activities.

Middle School Assistant principal Maryellen Grady started the Sky's The Limit Project when she became motivated to transform the unused space and Principal Alan Keller gave permission to Maryellen Grady to start a school climate committee to transform the courtyard. Maryellen introduced me to Nora Bonnell and Hannah Murphy, 2 Hopkinton High School students who are heavily invested in helping the project. On her birthday Nora asked for money to benefit the Sky's the Limit Project. "When she introduced the project to me, I just think it's a great idea and I think it's a really awesome way to get students to learn in a different way and different environment." Hannah liked the idea of paying tribute to a former student colleague that passed away, Shayne Deroches.

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Video Segment: Toys for Tots donations can be brought to Police Station.

The Hopkinton Police Department in partnership with the United States Marine Corps is a designated Toys For Tots drop-off location.They ask any residents or businesses that can donate this year to please drop off an unwrapped toy in the collection box at the police station on 74 Main Street by December 19th.

You can find more information on the organization at the following link: http://toysfortots.org/Default.aspx

"MISSION: The mission of Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas. This assistance includes supporting the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program by raising funds to provide toys to supplement the collections of local Toys for Tots campaigns, to provide promotional and support material and defray the costs of conducting annual Toys for Tots campaigns. Other Foundation support includes providing administrative, advisory, financial, logistic and promotional support to local Toys for Tots Coordinators; managing funds raised and monies donated based on the use of Toys for Tots name or logo; providing other support the Marine Corps, as a federal agency, cannot provide; and conducting public education and information programs about Toys for Tots that call the general public to action in support of this patriotic community action program.

GOAL: The primary goal of the Foundation is the same as that of the overall Toys for Tots Program: i.e. – to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them into becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the Foundation are the same as those of the overall Toys for Tots program: i.e. – to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; an to contribute to improving communities in the future."

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Video Segment: Photos around Hopkinton

You can see these photos and more sights the shoot on hcam.tv

Photo 1 - John Ritz contributed this photo as recently we saw the first snow of the year.

Photo 2 - Holiday Spirit is in the air, this photo wastaken at Angels Garden Center and sent in byJeff Doherty

Photo 3 - It's Hopkinton's finest with mustaches, all for a good cause.. The Hopkinton Police are growing out the mustache for Male health awareness
you can find more information on how to donate at our website hcam.tv

Photo 4 - Children at the library recently enjoyed story time with Hopkinton Fire Chief Ken Clark, it was part of the library's celebrity storytime program

Photo 5 - Accidental acceleration led to a car crashing into Dynasty Chinese Restaurant forutanatelyno one was hurt and the buisness was able to stay open

Photo 6 - Hopkinton Fire tweeted out this picture of Group2 handling a motor vehicle crash on school street, one person was sent to the hospital.

Photo 7 - The Hopkinton Hillers Girls volleyball team won the state championship for the first time ever. Here you see the team with the trophy. The Hillers finished 22 and 2 and swept Weston to get the trophy.

Hopkinton Seeks Full-Time Administrative Assistant/Billing Clerk

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Under the general supervision of the DPW Director, the Administrative Assistant/Billing Clerk performs various activities and provides necessary administrative support to efficiently meet the needs of the DPW, including Water and Sewer Billing and Accounts Payable. This position is responsible for performing a variety of duties which involve daily contact with staff, other Town departments, customers, contractors, and residents. A high degree of confidentiality as well as excellent quality and commitment to customer service is paramount.

Free Community Concert at St. John's

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Free Community Christmas Concert at St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street in Hopkinton at 3:00 PM. The Southeastern Massachusetts Community Concert Band and the St. John Children’s Choir will perform. Everyone, especially families and young ones, are welcome. Donations will be accepted for Project Just Because: hats/gloves for children age 10 and over and toiletries for teens.

Hopkinton’s 300th Anniversary Photography Contest

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Submissions should reflect some aspect of the 300th Anniversary theme: Celebrating our Past, Embracing Today and Inspiring our Future.

• Photographs are due to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) at 98 Hayden Rowe Street by January 17, 2015

• Drop offs may be made Friday, January 16, 4 - 6 pm and on Saturday, January 17, 2:00-4:00 PM.

• Submissions are limited to 2 pieces per entrant.

• Photo Specifications: Maximum height and width, 42 inches; please mount and wire for hanging.

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