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Elmwood Students to Perform at Dinner With Champions Event in Boston

For over 20 years, as part of John Hancock's Adopt-a-Marathoner Program, the students at Hopkinton's Elmwood Elementary School enjoy a special visit from the elite Kenyan runners during the week leading up to the Boston Marathon.

But this year, students in Mr. Keane's third grade class will have another opportunity to meet the elite runners as guests and performers at the Dinner With Champions sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Kenya and Run With Kenyans, an organization that promotes Kenya's running culture.

Run With Kenyans Founder and CEO Wilson Kiriungi first experienced the Kenyans runners visit to Elmwood School last year and described his experience as magical. He was especially moved by listening to the students sing the Kenyan national anthem.

The Elmwood students will be performing at the dinner and 3rd grade teacher Tom Keane will speak about the 21-year connection between Elmwood School and the Kenyan runners.

Watch the HCAM News interview with Kiriungi as he invites the residents of Hopkinton to join him, the Kenyan runners and the students of Elmwood at the Dinner With Champions which takes place on Saturday, April 13th from 5PM to 8:30PM at the Back Bay Events Center located at 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA.

Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online at Eventbrite.

For more information or questions, email events@runwithkenyans.com or call (347) 201-2042.

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Help Support Hopkins Community Garden

Although just a patch of grass right now, the area in front of Hopkins School will soon become a vibrant, hands-on educational tool at Hopkins School. On April 12th, volunteers will officially break ground outside the school in order to begin building a community garden.

With the idea in place, parent volunteer and landscape architect Laura Harrigan came up with the design. The school then recruited about two dozen parent volunteers to help facilitate the plan. The goal of the project is to create an interactive learning environment for students that connects to the curriculum on multiple levels.

Watch the HCAM News video as Principal Greg Martineau talks about his plans for the Hopkins Community Garden.

Some of the money to fund this project was raised by students at the Hopkins School Talent Show in March, but donations are still being accepted. If you would like to donate to the Hopkins Community Garden, send a check in any amount payable to Hopkinton Public Schools with HCG in the memo to Hopkins School Office, 104 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

To see a PDF file of the Community Garden Proposal, Click Here. To see the proposed Garden Plan Click Here.

For any questions, please contact Cindy Bernardo at cindybernardo@hotmail.com

State of the Schools LIVE on April 9

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Acting superintendent, Dr. Steven Hiersche and School Committee Chairperson, Nancy Burdick will be giving an update on the “state of the schools” LIVE in the HCAM Studio on Tuesday, April 9 at 7PM. The presentation is hosted by the HPTA and will be moderated by HPTA president, Beth D’Alleva.

Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for attendees and viewers to ask questions.

Questions in advance of the meeting are welcome and can be emailed to secretary@hptaonline.com.

Sock Hop at Senior Center April 12

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Remember the jitterbug, stroll and twist? The Reminisants, Boston's Best Oldies Band, will be back at the Hopkinton Senior Center on Friday, April 12 from 7PM to 11PM with music from the ‘50s and ‘60s for your dancing and listening pleasure.

Take a "stroll " down memory lane to simpler times of jukeboxes and saddle shoes. Enjoy the music of Buddy Holly, Fats Domino, Elvis and more. Tickets are available at the Senior Center or at the door. Vintage brands of refreshments included in the $12 ticket price.

Supporting Ritterbusch for School Committee

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Dear Editor,

I am writing in support of Amy Ritterbusch for Hopkinton School Committee. I know Amy will continue to uphold the strong educational values that make this town a coveted place to live.

I have spent the last two years serving on the Hopkins school council with Amy. I knew of her dedication to the schools but during these last two years, I have now experienced first hand her passion and in-depth knowledge of the school system.

Hopkinton's Tentative Road Work Schedule

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From Highway Manager Mike Mansir:

As we approach the start of our roadway resurfacing season I would like to thank the residents of Hopkinton for their continued support of our Pavement Management Program. We had a very successful 2012 season and hope to continue that in 2013 as funding allows. Each street that is on this year’s list has been inspected and evaluated to determine which treatment method is best based on its current condition. This will help ensure that we are maximizing the use of our Chapter 90 money and Pavement Management funds in the most effective way.

Cheering on a Favorite Runner in the 2013 Boston Marathon?

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Visit the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary booth on the Town Common during Marathon Weekend, April 13th & 14th and have a sign made to cheer on your special marathoner. Hopkinton Girl Scout Troop #72216 and Hopkinton Anniversary Committee volunteers will be making signs from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday for a small donation to benefit the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary activities planned for 2015.

A variety of anniversary commemorative items and tickets to the Hopkinton Swing Dance, a 300th Anniversary fundraiser to be held on April 27th at HHS, will also be on sale at the booth.

Center School Principal Candidate Withdraws from Consideration

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Hopkinton’s Superintendent, Dr. Steven Hiersche, has been notified by Center School Principal candidate, Abigail Dressler, current acting principal at John F. Kennedy School in Franklin, that she is considering an offer from another district, and has decided to withdraw from the Hopkinton search.

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Hopkinton Tech Accessories Company Launches New Product

Watch the HCAM News video with Hopkinton resident and Felix Brand CEO and Founder Chris Michaud as he talks about the launch of his company's latest product MonkeyOh. New this time, Felix Brand is launching MonkeyOh, a versatile dock, stand and cord wrap for iPhone, iPod and smartphones, on Kickstarter.

To learn more, visit Felix Brand website.

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March in Photos from the HCAM Shoot

Watch the HCAM News summary of event in Hopkinton for the month of May 2013 as depicted in photos from the HCAM Shoot. Enjoy!

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