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Educate Hopkinton Fundraiser at Bertucci's

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Educate Hopkinton (eHop) is pleased to announce the organization’s first fundraising event at Bertucci’s in Holliston on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 between 4-9. Come enjoy pizza with your friends and neighbors and support community education in Hopkinton. Bertucci’s will donate 15% of all purchases to Educate Hopkinton. Proceeds from the event will be used to sponsor the May Veteran’s Breakfast at the Hopkinton Senior Center as well as a campaign to increase awareness about the Annual Town Meeting.

Do You Have What It Takes?

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Do you have the commitment and drive to be a Massachusetts State Trooper? The last date to file for the next exam is March 18. Go to the State Police Website. for more information.

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February in Photos

If you looked outside your window on February 9th, it wasn't hard to find Nemo as the blizzard dumped close to two feet of snow in Hopkinton. However, all that snow didn't stop February from being a busy month in town.

The month kicked off with father and son marathoners Rick and Dick Hoyt sharing their "yes you can" message at the Middle School. The team then stopped by the library to look at a scale model of the statue of them currently being erected outside Center School. And on the following day, the library was filled with young children and their parents for the first Take Your Child to the Library Day.

In High School sports news, the cheerleaders left for the Cheersport National Championship in Atlanta Georgia on the 14th, placing fifth in their division. And Girls' Basketball team tri-captains, Sarah Moses, Tess Chandler, and Dana Gogolin capped off their last home game of their high school careers on the 15th with a win over Westwood.
Congressman Joe Kennedy spoke at a Chamber of Commerce sponsored eventat Water Fresh Farm on the 19th.

To see and read about many of these stories, plus more, in greater detail, visit the HCAM website. And to see more photos from around Hopkinton, visit the HCAM photo website Scene in Hopkinton.

Reduced Price Tickets Still Available for Harlem Wizards

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Come cheer on your favorite players as they go up against the world famous Harlem Wizards in an exciting trick basketball game! This family fun event will include concessions, autographs, souvenirs and opportunity drawings (one to include an iPad2). Fun for all ages!

Sunday, March 3rd, 1 p.m. at the Hopkinton High School Athletic Center. Doors will open at 12:15 p.m.

Police Chief Flannery Resigns

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Police Chief Richard Flannery announced his resignation during the public forum segment of the selectman's meeting on Tuesday night. His resignation came with little warning, although he did inform the board of his intent during an executive session prior to the start of the meeting. Flannery said that after much reflection and for personal reasons, he would not be renewing his contract. The chief will stay on through the end of the fiscal year and will officially resign on June 30, 2013.

"After 34 years, it's time for me to start a new chapter," said Flannery.

Veterans Breakfast Friday March 1st

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An invitation from Hank Allessio to the March 1st Veterans Breakfast at the Hopkinton Senior Center:

The Senior Center mess hall will serve breakfast for Veterans on Friday, 1 March 2013, at or before 0900 hours. Chipped beef headlines the menu along with eggs, bacon, hash, home fries, biscuits, and plenty of coffee. Please invite your friends who don't receive this email.

Passport Day - March 9

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The Boston Passport Agency is hosting Passport Day in the USA, a special event on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications. On this day only, no appointments are needed for applicants at the Boston Passport Agency. You may apply for a passport for routine or expedited service. Hundreds of local acceptance facilities around the country are joining the Department of State in celebrating Passport Day in the USA 2013, a national passport acceptance and outreach event.

Casino Cocktail Night - Only 25 Tickets Left

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Attend Casino Night on March 9 - a great night of gaming, dancing and bidding! Only 25 Tickets Left!

Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 8pm to midnight
At the Warren Conference Center, Hayden Lodge in Ashland

Tickets are $90 each and include $1,000 in gaming chips
Register at www.biddingforgood.com/HEFGALA

Party Highlights:

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Plans for HTPA Children's Family Fun Event Underway

This year the HPTA sponsored Children's Family Fun Event will take place on Saturday, April 6th from 12pm to 4pm in the Hopkins Gym and Cafetorium. Once a part of the HPTA Live Auction, the Children's Gallery Gift Baskets have been preserved to allow your child or student the chance to win a themed basket. To see the flyer to learn the theme for your child's class, Click Here.

Watch the HCAM News interview with Erin Graziano and Kristy Willadsen for more details.

To donate, visit the HPTA website and use the Amazon widget to connect to the Amazon site.

Buy an amazon gift card and email it to: hptachildrensgallery@gmail.com. Indicate the theme you would like it applied to. Money from gift cards will be pooled to support the purchase of more expensive items like DSi, Xbox, etc., or send a check to your child’s school made out to HPTA in an envelope labeled “Children’s Gallery.”

Any questions about the event or donating, please contact Erin Graziano at emgraz@gmail.com or Kristy Willadsen at kristywilladsen@gmail.com.

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Princess Camp at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts a Success

HCAM News stopped by to check out the February Vacation Princess Camp at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts -- check it out!

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