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Hopkinton Education Foundation Golf Ball Drop

It was raining golf balls during the Hopkinton Education Foundation's (HEF) annual Golf Ball Drop fundraiser on June 10th. The event featured other high flying activities such as photos in a hot air balloon by sponsor Re/Max, and balloon painting. But the big draw of the evening was the golf ball drop itself. Prior to the event, the HEF sold golf balls that were each individually numbered. The balls were mixed together in a bucket as they awaited being dropped from atop a crane from Consigli Construction to see who's ball could land closest to a hole marked on the ground.

After the balls were measured, the winners were announced. The big winner was Lisa DRienzo who won $1,000 after her ball landed in the hole. And at 105.5 inches away from the hole, Ruth Ann Cote won $100 for having her golf ball land furthest away.

This year, the HEF sold close to 1,000 golf balls and raised around $9,000 from the event. Money the HEF raises goes toward funding grants for educational programs at the schools. Recently, the HEF funded 6 grants totaling over $77,000 for the upcoming school year, including one for $37,000, the largest amount ever given out by HEF, to Middle School Principal Alan Keller. For more information about the HEF, visit their website at hopkintoneducationfoundation.org.

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Selectmen Vote to Create Anti-Casino Coalition

Watch the HCAM News video for excerpts from the Tuesday, June 4 Board of Selectmen's meeting where the board unanimously voted to execute the Inter-Municipal Agreement with the towns of
Ashland, Holliston and Medway to oppose the detrimental effects of casino development in the MetroWest region.

Tropical Storm Andrea Information

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The National Weather Service in Taunton has provided the following forecast information concerning the potential impacts to Massachusetts of Tropical Storm Andrea that will move across, or near to Massachusetts tomorrow (Saturday). Graphics from the National Weather Service (Taunton) may be viewed at: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18185487/NWS%20Taunton%20June%207.pptx

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A Winning Recipe for Hopkinton Resident Areli Biggers

Hopkinton resident Areli Biggers loves to cook and her signature dessert is flan, a dessert she has been baking for as long as she can remember. While easy to make and enjoyed by family and friends alike, Areli's recipe will now be known to a much wider audience as Areli recently learned she is the third week winner in the final round of Del Monte's "Find Your Inner Chef" online contest.

The "Find Your Inner Chef" contest encourages consumers to participate in a fun and fresh culinary experience by creating or using their favorite recipe with Del Monte fresh fruits and vegetables. For Areli, it was the first time she had entered a cooking contest.

While interviewing Areli about her win, HCAM News also asked for a lesson to learn more about the ingredients and how flan is made. Watch the video to hear her reaction to her win and to find out what's next!

Main Street Construction Detour

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The scope of work that is going to require detouring next week or so is going to be on Main Street from Pleasant to approximately 77 Main Street. The times are scheduled to be from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

All Main Street business will be open and accessible during these times.

Traffic heading west on Main St.(rte 135) is not going to be detoured.

Traffic heading east on Main St (rte 135) is going to be detoured.

East bound Main st (rte 135) traffic will be detoured at Pleasant St. - traffic will directed southerly on Pleasant St.

Hopkinton Marathon Committee Selling T-Shirts to Support One Fund

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The Hopkinton Marathon Committee (HMC) is coordinating T-shirt sales to benefit Boston Marathon bombing victims through One Fund Boston. Colella’s Supermarket is selling the T-shirts at its customer service booth for $20 each, with proceeds going to One Fund Boston. The grey T-shirts have an image of the Boston Marathon starting line on the front, while the back reads, “With you at the start, with you at the finish, with you forever.

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"Sky is the Limit" Courtyard Project Underway at Hopkinton Middle School

On the Middle School grounds sits a courtyard, approximately the size of 10 classrooms, that can only be accessed through a boy's bathroom, and therefore is not open to students. For Middle School Assistant Principal Maryellen Grady, that unused space seemed like a wasted opportunity. Now, her vision of creating a multi-functional learning and hangout environment is becoming a reality as the "Sky is the Limit" courtyard revitalization project is getting underway.

To get the project started, Grady enlisted the help of the School Climate Committee, which initially comprised of teachers, parents, and a student representative. Several other students were added to the committee this year to help with the project.

When completed, the courtyard will include several outdoor classrooms, including one designed for science experiments, a reading and study area, picnic benches for outdoor lunches, a frog pond, and a stage and movie theater for movies, dances, plays, and presentations. The courtyard will also be eco-friendly as it will include composting bins and solar panel lampposts. For both Grady and the students, the benefits of this outdoor outlet are endless.

On April 25th, Grady alongside a few student representatives as well as Hopkinton-based architect Tom Dawson, who designed the layout, presented their ideas to the School Committee, and were met with enthusiasm for the project.

The plan is to make the space open to not only Middle School students, but to the entire community. Currently, the plan is to do the renovation in phases. The first phase, creating additional access points besides the boys bathroom, will cost approximately $20,000, and is slated to be completed by the start of the new school year. To date, the school has raised over $9,000, including an $8,000 donation from the Hopkinton Education Foundation, which is enough money to build one door. The entire project is estimated to be completed by no later than 2016 and will cost roughly $200,000. To donate money, time, or ideas to the project, contact Maryellen Grady at (508) 497-9830 or mgrady@hopkinton.k12.ma.us.

Retire Your Worn Flag

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What do you do with your torn, soiled, faded US and State flags?

Massport can help you solve this problem.

We hold a flag retirement ceremony on or near Flag Day (June 14th) every year. The ceremony this year begins promptly at 11:30 AM on Friday, June 14th, and all are welcome to attend. The location is at Logan Airport on Harborside Drive, just past the Hyatt Hotel. You will see a sign on the sidewalk for the event. Parking is free. Families are welcome.

During this ceremony all torn, soiled, faded flags are honorably retired in a formal, respectful way.

Water Test on June 8

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Please be advised the Liberty Mutual will be conducting a required fire flow test on Saturday June 8th. You may notice some discoloration in the water following the test. Please check your water before using it and you may need to flush your line to clear your pipes.

For instant updates please follow us @ twitter.com/hopkintonwater or our news feed at www.hopkintonma.gov/home/about/follow

Eric J. Carty
Water-Sewer Manager
PO Box 171
Hopkinton MA, 01748

P 508-497-9765
F 508-497-9767

Update: More Roadwork

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The contractor working for the Town of Hopkinton will be installing asphalt shim work on Tuesday June 4th and Wednesday June 5th in preparation for resurfacing on the following streets.

Lumber St – 630’ south of West Main St to 3805’ south of West Main St.

Spring St – Pond St to the Upton town line.

Saddle Hill Rd – 750’ south of Equestrian Dr to 550’ north of Equestrian Dr.

One lane of traffic will be open at all times.

Thank you,

Mike Mansir
Hopkinton Highway Manager

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