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Volunteers Needed for 300th Celebration Weekend

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HOPKINTON!

The 300th Anniversary Committee is throwing a birthday party for the town on September 12-13, 2015. We have food, music, entertainment, FIREWORKS and a PARADE, but WE NEED YOU!

Please volunteer to help us on the day of the events. You can help on Saturday, September 12 at “Light up the Night” or on Sunday, September 13 at the parade. We need help with parking, event set up and clean up, and other general support.

All volunteers will receive an event t-shirt and reserved parking.

The "Dirty Divas" win Hopkinton Women's Softball League Championship

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The championship game of the Parks and Rec Hopkinton Women's Softball league took place Wednesday night (September 2nd) at Carrigan Field. The league plays from June through September. The championship was won by the Red Team a.k.a. "The Dirty Divas" led by Kristy Willadsen finished with a record of 11 and 0 for the season. The green team led by Kate Hayward came in 2nd place.

Hopkinton Garden Club invites you to visit them at Polyarts

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The Hopkinton Garden Club will have a booth at the Hopkinton Polyarts Fair on Saturday, September 12th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Town Common. To enhance your fall garden, we’re offering glass flower decorative art as well as beautiful mums. We’re also having a bake sale. While you’re enjoying a sweet treat, find out more about the Hopkinton Garden Club. We encourage community spirit through town beautification and look forward to sharing our enthusiasm about gardening.

Hopkinton Public Schools Public Notice

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Special Education Child Find Notice
Under federal and state special education regulations, Hopkinton Public Schools has a duty to locate, identify, refer, evaluate and, if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities who reside in the town of Hopkinton. For parents or guardians of children ages 3-21 years of age who have a disability or developmental delay, and who would like more information, please contact Dr. Karen Zaleski, Director of Student Services and Child Find Coordinator, at 508-497-9850.

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Photo slideshow of the Claflin Fountain Installation

The restoration of the Claflin Fountain on the town common took years of planning and months of work. After taking down the deteriorated old fountain with ease, the installation of the major pieces of the restored fountain took about 18 hours throughout 2 days and lots of twerks and adjustments to make sure the fountain was installed just right.

Sculptor of the fountain Jeff Buccacio and his team featuring Keith Murray of New England Air, Al Medeiros and Paul Ferreira of O.B. Hill Trucking& Rigging worked hard through 2 hot and humid days to get the fountain installed and as you can see in the photo video slideshow below, it came out amazing!

Be on the lookout for video footage of the installation coming soon and see a lot more photos of the Claflin Fountain Installation at: http://www.sceneinhopkinton.org/p599568641

A Matter of Balance at the Senior Center

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Do you have concerns about falling? A Matter of Balance is a program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. The program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.

You will learn to:
- view falls as controllable
- set goals for increasing activity
- make changes to reduce fall risks at home
- exercise to increase strength and balance

Two to Tango: Scenes from "The Lion in Winter" and "Visitor from New York"

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From the dark and stormy war of passion and will in the 12th century realm of England’s King Henry II, to a contemporary clash of bi-coastal emotional cultures, James Goldman’s “The Lion in Winter” and Neil Simon’s “Visitor from New York” take us on a bittersweet tour of life, love, and love lost.

Town of Hopkinton Seeks a Part-Time (16 hour) Dishwasher/ Kitchen Worker for the Senior Center

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Do you enjoy working with the seniors? Would you like to work in a very friendly and welcoming environment?

Under the general supervision of the Senior Center Director, the Dishwasher/Kitchen Worker will be responsible for cleaning all dishes, cooking utensils, and equipment; kitchen maintenance and support services in the provision of meals for the Town's Senior Center programming. Hours may vary but are generally between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

2015 Hopkinton Fire Station Open House

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The Hopkinton Fire Department will open their station to the public on October 4th for their Annual Open House. The event at Fire Headquarters will be from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Residents and children will have the opportunity to view demonstrations, learn about fire safety, and tour the station. Refreshments will be provided and Sparky the dog is expected to make an appearance.

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Video: Regional Dive Team Trains in Ashland

The Massachusetts Fire District 14 dive team trained at Aggregate Quarry in Ashland. Divers, tenders, command and support were on hand to assist the divers in reaching depths nearly 70 feet. The team practiced search patterns and techniques as well as tested depth capabilities. The regional dive team is made up of several towns including Framingham, Hudson, Ashland, Hopkinton, Northborough, Maynard, Natick, Sherborn, Weston, Lincoln and Holliston.

Vinnie Zanella of the Framingham Fire department mentioned, one of the goals of the day was to test the depth capabilities of each diver; "these training drills tell us each divers capabilities, weather he's a deep diver of 60 feet plus or a shore based diver 0 to 30 feet, 30 feet to an atmosphere, people that have trouble with their sinuses can't go below that 1st atmosphere." The dive team also trained by finding various objects that were hidden in the quarry.

Deputy Chief of the Hopkinton Fire Department, Stephen Slaman mentioned that Hopkinton averages 2-4 deployments a summer for the dive team. Slaman stated the regional dive rescue team has expanded from covering 6 to 22 communities and deployment of the team is expected to increase. "We just brought in 10 new divers from the northern part of the district."

In the video below;
Public Information officer of the District 14 Dive Team Peter Chisholm talks about the purposes of the training. Vinnie Zanella of the Framingham Fire Department talked about his role with the team, Mike Torosian of the Ashland Fire department showed off one of the communication vehicles the dive team uses and Deputy Chief of the Hopkinton Fire Department Stephen Slaman talked about how the regional dive team has been used in Hopkinton.

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