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Video Segment: Beer and Wine Tasting to benefit Competitive Cheer Team

The Friends of Hopkinton Competitive Cheer is sponsoring a Beer and Wine Gala to benefit our National Champion Hopkinton Cheerleaders on Feb 28th. It will be a great event and an opportunity to socialize with friends, family and neighbors. The will be a raffle and prizes! Please tell share this with you social network!! It will be a great time! See you there!

The event will take place at St. John’s Parish Hall on 20 Church Street in Hopkinton.

Saturday, Februay 28th 6:00pm-9:00pm

Cost is $25.00 Per Person

Purchase of ticket gets you entered into raffle for Wireless Surround Sound System. You don’t have to be present to win!

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*Event not associated with Hiller sports or the Hopkinton High School Cheer Team

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Video Segment: Civil War Book Author Tom Ellis talks about life in Hopkinton during war

The Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Committee hosted Tom A.C. Ellis J.R., a book author who has done countless research and wrote about the Civil War in many local communities including Framingham, Medway, Millis and Hopkinton. Tom told stories of what life was like during the Civil War in Hopkinton and talked about the harsh reality of what was a very tough time in U.S. History. In one of the many stories during the presentation he mentioned; "The Doctors got the nickname of Saw Bones because with a shattered arm or shattered leg there was nothing you could do but saw it off."

Tom stated he initially became interested in the research doing Civil War reenactments with his son and organizing events; "Once I retired, I realized there are a lot of towns that have a very rich history like Hopkinton and nothings written." Tom mentioned it takes him a year and a half to research a town and that documenting the history could be used in the future as a valuable resource. Tom has wrote many books telling the history of local towns during the Civil War including "Hopkinton's Civil War Service".

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Video Segment: Hopkinton and Greece Form Strong Relationship through Boston Marathon

It is believed by many the name of the athletic long-distance endurance race, otherwise known as the "marathon",comes from the legend of a Greek runner who was sent from Marathon to Athens to announce that the Persians had been defeated in the Battle of Marathon back on 490bc.The most famous marathon today began in 1897 and is held on Patriots day. The Boston Marathon which since 1924 has started in Hopkinton and finished in Copley Square in Boston. Greece and Hopkinton have built and maintained a strong connection through the marathon.

State Senator Karen Spilka spoke of the strong relationship at the 300th Anniversary opening ceremony referring to Marathon, Greece as a sister city to Hopkinton. "Every April we display to the entire world, it's not just a Massachusetts event anymore but it's the whole world, our community pride and shared values of perseverance, collaboration and the human connection when we host the Boston Marathon." Senator Spilka spoke of her pride and honor in developing a relationship with Greece and spoke of the friendly bond formed with Greece officials. "Every time I go by and see the statue near Weston Nurseries, it's wonderful to see the symbol of the spirit of the marathon and all that it stands for and our towns connection to Greece."

HPS Public Notice

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Special Education Child Find Notice
Under federal and state special education regulations, Hopkinton Public Schools has a duty to locate, identify, refer, evaluate and, if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities who reside in the town of Hopkinton. For parents or guardians of children ages 3-21 years of age who have a disability or developmental delay, and who would like more information, please contact Marijane Hackett, Director of Student Services and Child Find Coordinator, at 508-497-9850.

Tee-off for the Library

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HPLF is excited to announce the 2nd annual Tee-off for the Library March 13-14! Please share the attached poster & below event details with your audience. Last year was a huge success and we look forward to the entire Hopkinton community joining us for a round inside the Library - all ages are welcome!!

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Superintendent Seeks Input

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Based on extensive community feedback that both the Superintendent and School Committee have received in the last month, we are actively considering alternatives for the 2015/2016 School Calendar and would like your opinion on several options. Please complete the Survey. by noon on February 26th in order for your feedback to be taken into consideration before the School Calendar is approved at the March 5th School Committee meeting.

Send a Different Message

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Your teen has brought home a poor grade. "You could do better," you say. But he has probably heard something else. Students often hear "you could do better" as "you're not good enough" or even as "I can't make my Mom and Dad happy."
That doesn't mean you have to praise him for a bad grade. But here's an approach that may get the result you're looking for.

Start by finding something positive to say. Then ask whether he is satisfied with the paper, test or project. Does he think the grade he earned reflects the effort he put in? What might he do differently another time?

Hopkinton Seeks PT Kitchen Worker

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Town of Hopkinton Seeks a PT (16 hour) Dishwasher/ Kitchen Worker

Would you like to work in a very friendly and welcoming environment?

Under the general supervision of the Senior Center Director, the Dishwasher/Kitchen Worker will be responsible for cleaning all dishes, cooking utensils, and equipment; kitchen maintenance and support services in the provision of meals for the Town's Senior Center programming. Hours may vary but are generally between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

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Video Segment: Library Hosts Magician Richard Potter

Many were in attendance as the Hopkinton Library hosted Robert Olson otherwise known as the Great magician Richard Potter on the Library's 120th anniversary celebration. The magician known as Richard Potter started his career as a magician when he received a magic set at 8 years old. "I got a magic set when I was 8 years old and I stuck with it..I've been doing the Richard Potter show almost 40 years." Olson has traveled all around the world doing the Richard Potter show and works through Old Sturbridge Village. Olson has continuously studied the former entertainer Richard Potter and is constantly doing research on his life.

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Baypath Humane Society's 3rd Annual Fur Ball

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Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton hosts its 3rd Annual Fur Ball on Saturday, March 14 from 6 PM until 11 PM at Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, 1657 Worcester Road in Framingham. Tickets are $50 per person and $55 at the door. Premium tickets and sponsorships are also available. Proceeds will be used to assist the shelter animals.


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