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Plannning Board Meets Monday 12/17 - Agenda and Meeting Packet Now Online

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The Hopkinton Planning Board will meet on Monday, December 17 in Room 210 at Town Hall. Some of the items included on the agenda are a discussion of the update for the Master Plan, an update from the Zoning Advisory Board with recommended zoning changes and a discussion of the Planning Board's FY2013 goals.

To see the full agenda online on the town's website, Click Here.

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Hiller Track Teams Win Double Header

Both the Hillers girls' and boys' Indoor Track teams improved their records to 3-0 this season after beating TVL rivals Ashland and Bellingham in a doubleheader on December 12th. The boys, who beat Ashland 53-33 and Bellingham 47-16, were led by first place finishes by Evan Park in the mile and by Tim Bolick in the 600 meter. The girls faired equally as well cruising to a 57-20 victory against Ashland and a 71-1 win against Bellingham. The girls had solid performances from several members including a first place victory by Melissa Lodge in the mile. The teams will be home again on the 19th to face off against TVL rival Norton.

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Largest Duct Tape Purse Ever Made in Hopkinton

If you had the chance to break a Guinness World Record, what would you attempt to do? Well these 7 Hopkinton 2nd and 4th graders decided to make the world's largest duct tape purse. The idea stemmed from 4th grader Madison McDougall who noticed that the her friends and she tended to make items out of duct tape when they played together.

As the project grew, the girls decided to make an attempt to beat the world record. Currently, the record stands at 8 feet. And at 22 feet, 6 inches, the girls' purse more than doubles that! And at a cost of $1000 to make, more than many designer purses, the group needed to figure out ways to raise the money for supplies.

The purse took the girls 6 months to complete and they enlisted the help of friends Karen Gallagher and Olivia Sward with some of the finishing touches .

The girls submitted their application to the Guinness Book of World Records in late October and should find out shortly if they officially broke the record.

No matter the outcome, the girls are proud of their accomplishments, and want to let those in the community know about what they achieved.

Ultimately, the girls say that gained so much out of this experience and that their bond as friends is even stronger now.

Next up for the girls? They plan on designing the world's largest duct tape wallet. Reporting for HCAM News, I'm Stephanie Kane.

$10K Holiday Donation Helps Spread Positive Message at Hopkinton High School

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An anonymous donor has contributed $10,000 to the Tom Weaver Be Positive (B+) Memorial Fund which each year awards four $1,500 scholarships to deserving seniors helping them with their educational pursuits beyond high school.

Sister Community to Compass at Hopkinton Coming to Milford

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Cornerstone at Milford, a sister community to Compass at Hopkinton, held its official groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, December 6 in Milford, and will offer the same service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood which is affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center, to its clients.

Boys and Girls Track Wins Double Headers Against Ashland and Bellingham

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"Some impressive times and distances as Hopkinton teams win double headers against Ashland and Bellingham," said Coach Donahue.

Results for both the Boys and Girls vs. Ashland and Bellingham are attached below. Congratulations Hillers!

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Origami Workshop at the Hopkinton Library

Karen Beaver has been making items out of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, since she was a child. And for the past few years, the Nashua New Hampshire librarian has toured around area libraries to teach patrons how they can create origami pieces.

On December 11th, Beaver presented her workshop at the Hopkinton Public Library, in which the class, who consisted of mostly origami novices, got a chance to make a few holiday ornaments.

Previously, the library has held other origami workshops, which have been geared toward kids. But this one was designed for both kids and adults alike. Beaver believes that not only is origami a fun activity for all ages, but it also gives those who create it a chance to bond together.

Following the success of this workshop, Library Director Rownak Hussain hopes to have other similar programs at the library in the future.

St. Paul's Invites All to "Blue Christmas" Service December 21

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invites the public to a special “Blue Christmas” Service on Friday, December 21, at 6:30 p.m. This service will include readings, music, candle lighting and silence and will focus on the hope and healing God offers to each one of us. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is located at 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) in Hopkinton.

Win a His & Hers Gift Basket When You Donate to Baypath Humane Society

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Cranberry - one of the dogs available for adoption at Baypath

Hallmark Sotheby’s International Realty is inviting members of the community to join them in supporting Baypath Humane Society, a no-kill shelter that has been helping to find loving homes for dogs and cats for nearly 35 years.

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