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Video Segment: Photos of Hopkinton

You can find photos from around Hopkinton on the HCAM.tv home page or at sceneinhopkinton.org

Photo 1: December 25, 2014 - A group from the Natick Community Organic Farm donated items to the Boston Animal Rescue League in Dedham. Hopkinton 8th grade students Haley Bernardo and Sara Dunn are included in the group.

Photo 2: December 26, 2014 - Hopkinton's Oldest Resident Sterling Hager celebrated his 103rd birthday recently.

Photo 3: December 27, 2014 - The women of Hopkinton Coffee Break hit the Road for a Home for the Holidays edition with their daughters.

Photo 4: December 29, 2014 - Here you see the beginning steps of building the Hopkinton Ice rink, this photo shows the rink when crews first started to fill it in.

Photo 5: January 5, 2014 - Several Center School site options are on display at the Hopkinton Public Libray.

Photo 6: January 5, 2015 - Past, current and future Hiller Hockey players volunteered their time and backs to clean up the Ice Rink at the Hopkinton High School basketball courts from messy weather. The rink is currently open to the public and will stay open as long as the weather cooperates. Stay tuned to
hcam.tv and our facebook or twitter page for rink updates.

Photo 7: January 6, 2015 - Hopkinton Engine 2 was on the scene for a gas line struck by utility workers on Ash Street, fourtnately no one was reported hurt.

If you have any photos of anything Hopkinton and want to share them on our site, email them to
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ESBC Prepares for Second Forum at January's Meeting

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Tonight, January 20th, at 6:30 p.m., the Elementary School Building Committee meets at HCAM studios for their monthly meeting. Their main topic of the night will be the evaluation of the site plan matrix, aimed at comparing each of the proposed sites. They will also discuss the enrollment and education plan task force's progress, and make final preparations for their second forum on the 24th.

Hopkinton Garden Club Offers Scholarships

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The Hopkinton Garden Club is soliciting applications for its 2015 Scholarship for Hopkinton residents with an interest in any of several fields related to the garden club’s mission.

Scholarships are available to:
• Applicants maintaining legal residence in Hopkinton, Massachusetts for at least one year, and
• High school or college students and any adult interested in pursuing a career in the fields of Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Forestry, Conservation, Environmental Sciences and related fields.

Hopkinton Public Library Foundation Boston Marathon Runners

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Danielle Keane, Vipul Minocha and Jim Montalto will run the 2015 Boston Marathon to raise money for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton 2014 Real Estate Report

2014 was a very busy year in Home sales in the Town of Hopkinton, Kathleen Buckley of Star Realty recapped the 2014 trends on HCAM News. 208 Homes were sold in 2014 at a median sale price of $582,433 at an average of 52 days to the offer. Homes sold in Hopkinton during 2014 jumped up 12% compared to 2013, while the Median Sale Price rose 5% and average days to offer stayed the same. The 208 homes sold in 2014 was the highest sales volume since 205 in which 212 homes sold. Last year 182 homes sold in Hopkinton compared to 201 homes sold in 2012.

The least expensive home to sell in 2014 was a 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home located at 79 Hayward Street which listed at $134.900 and sold for $125,000. The living area was 6,534 square feet on .15 acres (6534 sq. ft.) of land.

The most expensive home to sell in Hopkinton during 2014 was the home located at 10 Wescott Drive. The Home features 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms. The property features 9,800 square feet on 2.76 acres (120225 sq. ft.) of land.

Faith Community Church raised $67,500 to provide supplies to those caring for victims of Ebola in Africa

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The leaders of Faith Community Church decided to use money collected during Christmas Eve services to support World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children and families. $67,500 was collected to purchase materials and build 2,250 Ebola Caregiver Kits. These kits contain supplies for those who care for victims of Ebola.

Local Youth Take the Stage to Present Shrek the Musical Jr.

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Enter Stage Left Theater presents Shrek the Musical Jr. featuring a cast comprised of its youth company members. The production runs January 23-25, 2015 at the Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium (88 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton). Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and may be purchased online at www.hopartscenter.org or at the door.

Pasta Dinner Fundraiser Jan. 15th

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The Friends of Hiller Cheer are hosting an All You Can Eat Pasta Dinner Fundraiser on January 15, 2015 at the Woodville Rod and Gun Club, 252 Wood Street, Hopkinton from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

The Cheerleaders will be serving up Pasta, Meatballs, Garlic Bread and Salad.

The cost is $10.00 per person, $5.00 for Seniors (65 years and older) and Children under 12 years. ($35.00 maximum per family)

Discover a Common Interest With Your Teen

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It's easy to find things to do with younger children. Toddlers and preschoolers simply enjoy being with Mom or Dad . . . doing what they're doing.
But as children grow, their interests change. So must our time with them. Parents of teens need to find new ways to talk, listen and just be together with their children.

To continue to build your connection to your teen, find something you both share an interest in. Maybe it's playing a game or collecting something. Perhaps you can take a course or pursue a new hobby together and both learn a new skill.

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Video Segment: Ribbon Cut to Open Public Ice Rink

The Hopkinton Public Ice Rink was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony. In attendance from the Parks and Recreation Commission; Colleen Allen, Kevin Nathan and Robert Dobinski, Panning Board Member Claire Wright, Hopkinton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Cathy MacLeod and Selectman Todd Cestari. Parks and Recreation Chair Bob Dobinski talked about where the idea for the rink came from: "The entire idea came about from a conversation I had with Claire Wright." Bob mentioned the original idea was to have the rink on the town common but the terrain would not allow it, but that it's in the perfect spot since it can light up till 10pm.

Superintendent Dr. Cathy MacLeod was excited about the availability of a public winter activity on the school ground; "It's a wonderful opportunity for everybody, it's great to have the school buildings and school grounds being used by the community." "I like the idea of being active in the winter, that's what I grew up with and I think it's just wonderful to have these opportunities with the Parks and Recreation."

The rink started being built after the leaves stopped falling and was filled recently during a 4 or 5 day span that was cold enough to create the ice. The Fire Department, DPW and Water Department all assisted with the rink.

Longtime Ice Skater and Planning Board member Claire Wright was excited about the rink "Skating is the most wonderful outdoor sport for adults and kids, in-fact in U.S. figure skating, the adult skating community is the fastest growing group of skaters in the country, so I'm looking forward to sharing this with other people and having people get bit by the skating bug." Claire has competed with her husband in many skating competitions.

You can see more photos of the ribbon cutting ceremony at http://www.sceneinhopkinton.org/p424472617

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