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Help for Veterans

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VETERANS INC. to hold 8th Annual STAND DOWN to support homeless & in-need Veterans and their families
*Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th, 2013*

“The Art of Envisioning, Creating and Publishing a Book” on June 14

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The Hopkinton Public Library is pleased to host a Women’s Art Forum program “The Art of Envisioning, Creating and Publishing a Book”
with local women authors on Friday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m.

An evening presentation on the process of creating books from the idea to publication. There will be a panel of local women authors on board for this event
including Hopkinton residents Polly Brown and Stephanie Brockway. At the end of the discussion there will be opportunity for Q &A and to purchase books by the authors.

For more information:
508.435.8638

Hopkinton Country Club Charitable Foundation Donates $25,000 to the Metrowest YMCA

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Due to the generous $25,000 grant given by the Hopkinton Country Club Charitable Foundation, the MetroWest YMCA has been able to provide services to many more Hopkinton families during this past school year. The YMCA was able to serve 11 children from 9 families in grades 1 through 7. The children attend the School’s Out Program offered by the YMCA, Monday through Friday during the school year – in addition these same children attended the vacation club camps that happen during school vacation weeks.

DCR Urges Water Safety as Weather Warms Up

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BOSTON – Monday, June 10, 2013 – Officials from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are urging the public to act safely this spring and summer as the lure of warm weather and open water brings bathers, boaters and waders onto DCR’s lakes, ponds and ocean beaches. DCR also reminds visitors that lifeguards are on duty during limited weekend hours until June 29, 2013.

Pittie Love Rescue: Foster Dog Needs Adopting

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At approximately 1 1/2 years old, Howie is an overgrown puppy! He loves to chase balls, sticks, laser light beams and his favorite rubber squeaky toy. He’s also perfectly happy cuddling on his blanket, although he’d prefer to be in your lap (he thinks he's smaller than he is!) He loves to cuddle and will let you rub his belly for as long as you want :)

Howie is house trained and crate trained. Best of all, for an overgrown puppy he’s amazingly non-destructive. He’s also a quick learner and knows the commands “sit,” “lay down,” “paw,” and “no.”

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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.

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