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Hopkinton Wellness Fair

As a way to promote overall health and well being in the community, the HPTA, in conjunction with the Wellness Department, held its 11th annual Wellness Fair on March 9th at the High School. Over forty organizations were at the fair representing all forms of health including physical health, mental health, exercise, safety, and nutrition.

For the past few years, the HPTA has also held its Summer Activities Fair alongside the Wellness Fair, in which attendees have the opportunity to learn about approximately thirty New England-based summer programs.

Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the program.

To see photos from the event, visit the HCAM photo website

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Golden Pond Breaks Ground on Phase 2 Expansion

Shovels and hard hats at the ready were lined up in front of the construction site at Golden Pond on Wednesday March 13th for the official groundbreaking on the new addition for the assisted living facility.

The expansion project at Golden Pond is a two-phased renovation and addition project and while construction has been underway for several months, the groundbreaking ceremony marked the official start of Phase 2, the addition of the new, 4-story, 41-bed facility.

Renovations to the existing facility, including the addition of 7 new assisted living rooms, began in August of 2012 and are already complete.

“We are very pleased with the prospect of spring and new things that are on the way for the town of Hopkinton and our senior residences," said Kerry Kunst, co-owner of Golden Pond. "We are also very pleased with the way that we have been able to work with the town of Hopkinton and we look forward to continuing to work with them as we provide all of these new services for the community.”

The construction management company handling the project is The Congress Companies and Project Manager Peter Nicholson, along with Kunst and Golden Pond Executive Director Bill Marr, was present for the groundbreaking.

The 41 new units will be larger with more options that will hopefully appeal to a slightly different clientele. Kunst says that some of the new options include much larger residential units, one and two bedrooms and every bedroom with have its own bathroom, in addition to dinettes and specific areas for the living room.

"It will feel much more like an apartment or condominium," said Kunst, "so we're thinking that we are going to be able to attract residents who are younger as well as lots more couples.

Project completion is currently targeted for the fall of 2013 and Marr says the goal is to be open sometime around Thanksgiving. Marketing and showing plans will start in September, right around Labor Day.

"It's been a long time coming and it’s great to know that by the end of the year we're going to be able to provide a greater range of choice to the residents of Hopkinton and the surrounding communities for senior care options as well as the contributions we'll be making to the town and the town's revenue base," said Marr.

Patrick-Murray Administration Files $3.8B in Bond Authorizations to Support Capital Investment Projects Across the Commonwealth

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Governor Deval Patrick today filed a capital supplemental bill and a series of multi-year bond bills that will support the FY2013-2017 Capital Investment Plan. The plan continues the Patrick-Murray Administration's efforts to grow jobs and economic opportunity through strategic investments in the Commonwealth's infrastructure.

STATE POLICE SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT FOR MIDDLESEX COUNTY

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Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, announced that a Sobriety Checkpoint will be implemented by the Massachusetts State Police on a Public Way, in the County named below. The purpose is to further educate the motoring public and strengthen the public’s awareness to the need of detecting and removing those motorists who operate under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs from our roadways.

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Host Cheryl Perreault Talks About her Show "Wakeup and Smell the Poetry"

Wake Up and Smell the Poetry is an original HCAM series produced by Hopkinton resident Cheryl Perreault which showcases the talents of spoken word artists such as poets, storytellers, and singers.

Perreault, a spoken word artist herself, was first approached to host a poetry reading nine years ago at a cafe in Natick.

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Video Highlights: Harlem Wizards

Watch the HCAM News video to see highlights of the Harlem Wizards visit to Hopkinton.

CasinoFreeMilford Presentation Tonight

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CasinoFreeMilford has announced two upcoming events in March.

What Every Resident and Public Official Should Know

Presented by:
Stephanie Crimmins, Founder, No Foxboro Casino
Ginny Coppola, Foxboro Selectwoman

March 14th at 7 pm
Adams Middle School Auditorium
323 Woodland St
Holliston, MA

CasinoFreeMilford Presentation to the Milford Board of Selectmen

Doug Dufresne to Teach Private Woodwind Lessons at HCA

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Talented and experienced music teacher Doug Dufresne is now teaching private woodwind classes at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. The lessons are for all ages (including adults) and are being held at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (98 Hayden Rowe). Anyone interested in starting classes should contact the Hopkinton Center for the Arts at 508-435-9222 or visit www.hopartscenter.org

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Mother Daughter Team Film "Exeter" at HCAM Studio

Two Hopkinton residents are taking a stab,quite literally, at movie stardom with the horror film Exeter. Mother and daughter duo Suzanne Prunty, who is producing the film, and Meredith Prunty, one of the movie's stars, were at HCAM, alongside other crew members, in early March to shoot some of the scenes for the 15-minute short film. The idea for Exeter came from Suzanne and is loosely based on a real-life story, after Meredith and cast member, Massachusetts resident Ashley Tramonte, were shooting the soon-to-be released horror movie Backmask last August. The movie was shot in Exeter Rhode Island at the Ladd School, an abandoned mental rehabilitation hospital from the early 1900s, now considered to be haunted.

Similar to what really happened on the set of Backmask, in Exeter, Meredith and Ashley play Bella and Ava respectively, two actresses who have recently shot a movie at the Ladd School. In the scenes shot at HCAM, Bella and Ava are on the set of a talk show recalling their experiences shooting the movie.

In April, the cast and crew will travel to Rhode Island to film scenes at the Ladd School. The goal is to have the movie completed by the end of the summer, with the hope of then submitting it to festivals such as the SAG-AFTRA Festival in New York.

Suzanne has also produced a series of webisodes starring Meredith called Chopchicks. And Meredith, a SAG-AFTRA actress and Hillers Cheerleader, has also worked on the sets of the upcoming Adam Sandler Movie Grown Ups 2 and the Steve Carrell movie The Way, Way Back.

Watch the HCAM News video below for a look at some behind the scenes action from the filming of Exeter.

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Hopkinton Drug Kicks Off Health Lecture Series

Hopkinton Drug kicked off its popular Health Lecture Series on February 21 with a presentation from Dr. Richard Mulroy about Joint Replacement. Thanks to HCAM volunteer Tom Dings, the complete lecture was recorded and is currently playing on HCAM-TV, Comcast channel 8 and Verizon channel 30. For a preview of the show, watch the HCAM News video below.

To check the HCAM-TV schedule for air date and time, Click Here.

The program will also be available shortly for online viewing.

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