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Middle Eastern Music and Dance at the Hopkinton Library

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Head to the Hopkinton Public Library on Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00 PM for a workshop on Middle Eastern music and dance! This participatory workshop features demonstrations of folk & classical instruments (strings, winds & percussion) from both Turkey and the Arab world. You will learn about the exotic sounding modes and scales of the region and then compare musical styles of the East and West. But the highlight of the workshop is when everyone joins in learning easy Middle Eastern folk dances. Fun for all ages!

Colella's Supermarket Reportedly Closing Their Doors

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According to local sources, President of Colella's Dale Danahy has announced that after 70 years Colella's Supermarket will be closing their business at 61 Main Street. The Market began in 1945 by Daniel E. Colella with the original store located at 34 Main Street. The market moved to the current location at 61 Main Street in 1955. Three of the six Sisters in the family currently still work in the business; Dale Danahy, Diane McGrath and Sandy Varnum.

Hopkinton Lions Club Community Blood Drive

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The Hopkinton Lions Club is sponsoring a Community Blood Drive on Monday, March 2 at Golden Pond Assisted Living, 50 West Main Street, Hopkinton. The drive will take place from 2-7 PM. Sign up in advance here. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Rescheduled Public Forum Announcements

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Ashland-Hopkinton Fire Collaboration to present project updates in Ashland & The Ashland-Hopkinton Fire Collaboration Study Group, assisted by the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission and Municipal Resources Inc., will hold two public forums on the Ashland-Hopkinton Fire Collaboration Study project on the following dates and locations:

Monday, February 23, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Town of Ashland
Ashland High School Auditorium
65 East Union Street

Here's What Doesn't Work to Motivate Your Teen

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We all want to motivate our teens to do their best in school. But research suggests that some things simply don't work very well. Here are some things to avoid:
~Unearned praise.
~Fear, threats and punishment. ("If you don't get at least a B on this test, there will be no TV for a month.")
~Overly simplified statements. ("No guts, no glory.")
~Name-calling, nagging, blaming or placing guilt. ("You're lazy and you'll never get into college if you don't straighten up.")

Rick & Dick Hoyt are Coming to Elmwood

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Elmwood Elementary School in Hopkinton is excited to announce that Rick and Dick Hoyt will be visiting our second and third grade students to share their message that "Together - You Can Do Anything!" This visit is sponsored by the Hopkinton parent Teacher Association, and will provide an opportunity for students to hear Rick and Dick's story up close and personal. The event takes place on Tuesday, March 3rd at 1:10 PM in the Elmwood School Gymnasium. This event is also open to the Parents of Elmwood students and invited guests.

Greyhound Friends has an Instagram!

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Greyhound Friends, a no-kill shelter for greyhounds and other hounds, now has an Instagram page. Pictures of dogs that are available for adoption will be posted daily. To follow them, search for Greyhoundfriends.

Marathon Fund Committee Awarding Scholarships

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The Marathon Fund Committee will be awarding 6 - $1,000 scholarships, 3-female, 3-male, to graduating high school seniors who are residents of Hopkinton. Applications are now available at the selectmen's office in the town hall or in the guidance department at Hopkinton High School.

Snow Removal from Elmwood School Roof

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This memo serves to inform you about the build-up of snow on the Elmwood School roof. As always we are keeping an eye on the snow loads on all school roofs in Hopkinton. The HPS Buildings and Grounds Director has been consulting with the Hopkinton building dept. Early last week the building inspector and Dir. of HPS Buildings and Grounds determined that because the snow was so light there was no cause for concern. When hearing there was another storm on the way with the potential for substantial accumulation, HPS contacted a contractor that we have used in the past to remove snow.

All Invited to St. Paul’s Ash Wednesday Services February 18

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will mark the beginning of the Lenten Season with an Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist at 7:00 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, February 18. All are welcome to attend.

St. Paul’s is located at 61 Wood Street/Rte. 135, Hopkinton, and is called to be an embracing, nourishing and life-giving community in Christ. St. Paul’s members believe they are called to care for each other, for the community and for the world. For more information call 508-435-4536 or visit St. Paul’s website at www.stpaulhopkinton.org.

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