The “Dear Hopkinton” Photo Project: What it is and how you can participate

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During the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary “Light up the Night” Community Celebration on Saturday, September 12th, we will be offering an interactive photo project called “Dear Hopkinton” for open participation by all members of our community. This project concept was “loaned” to us by Robert Fogarty, the creator of the original project, “Dear World” Fogarty developed “Dear World” in 2009 following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

300th Anniversary Time Capsule Project for Students - Write your letter to be included!

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Hopkinton is celebrating its 300th Birthday this year! As part of the celebration, we would like to create a Time Capsule which will be opened in 50 years. We hope you will participate in this exciting project by writing a letter to your future self. Please put your letter in an envelope addressed to yourself and come to the Scavenger Hunt tent at the Light Up the Night Celebration Picnic on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 4 pm – dusk behind the Hopkinton Middle School to mail it.

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Video: Question of the Week 8-28-2015

HCAM News has started a "Question of the Week" segment, in which we ask people around town their opinion on various topics. This week we asked what is your favorite vacation spot in the world?

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VIdeo: Hopkinton Drug Lecture Series Preview

Free public lectures featuring prominent health professionals and wellness educators, all events will take place at the Hopkinton Senior Center. The dates and topics are listed below, watch the video below for a preview of what to expect this year at the lecture series.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 6:30pm
Ritchie Shoemaker MD, Biotoxin Specialist
Mold, lyme, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue – when inflammation becomes chronic
Dr. Shoemaker will review the elements of chronic inflammatory response syndrome beginning with its discovery and sequential advances in diagnosis. He will review therapies that are used in his 11-step treatment protocol and share with us exciting findings in regulation of gene transcription that lead to advanced insights into the inflammation we see in daily practice in a variety of conditions beyond CIRS.

Thursday, October 8, 2015 6:30pm
Binh Nguyen DC, Chiropractor
Alternative Treatment for
the Spine (Lower Back Pain)
Discussion of the theories, misconceptions and causes associated with low back pain/sciatica. Learn why many have problems with their backs. Learn how to prevent back pain and what treatment works best. Understand your back symptoms and when you need to see a Doctor of Chiropractic.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 6:30pm
Kenneth Blanchard MD PhD, Endocrinologist
Menopausal Hormone
Replacement Therapy
Discussions on the controversy surrounding menopausal hormone replacement therapy and what may be appropriate treatment options. Find out if HRT should be used for optimal health rather than just the treatment of symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 6:30pm
John Zarrella DMD, Dentist
Link between Oral Health of the Aging Population and General Overall Health
The medical and dental professionals are joining together to promote awareness to the public on the many health risks and diseases caused from underlining chronic inflammation. Our overall health is compromised from an unhealthy mouth, mainly from gum disease. We’ll review various types of chronic inflammation, how to stop it and preventive measures used every day. Exercise, proper nutrition and regular healthcare all play a role in reducing inflammation in our bodies.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 6:30pm
W. Alex Bingham MD ABoIM, Integrative Physician
Allergies and Asthma Discussions on the affects allergens and other environmental stressors have on the body. Sneezing, watery eyes and congestion are common symptoms but the less obvious are digestive problems, migraine headaches, arthritis, eczema, psoriasis and sinus infections. Learn what causes symptoms to flare, including foods, environmental agents, chemicals/toxins and stress.

All Lectures hosted at: Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, Hopkinton, MA
For more information (508) 435-4441 ext. 111

Fatima Day at the Shrine in September

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On Sunday, September 13, the Xaverian Missionaries will hold the traditional Fatima Day celebration in honor of Our Lady. It is going to be our Fifth Fatima Day of 2015. This year’s theme is on Our Blessed Mother Mary in the writings of St. Guido M. Conforti – Founder of the Xaverian Missionaries. The main celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Adolph Menendez, sx. Fr. Adolph served for almost 30 years in the missions: first in Japan and then in Mexico. At present he is in Holliston involved in mission education and pastoral ministry.

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Video: Snappy Dogs heading to Kenny Chesney

Snappy Dogs will be closed Friday 8/28 and Saturday 8/29 as they will be serving Kenny Chesney as well as crew and performers at Gillette Stadium. Find out how they landed the gig in the video below.

Resurfacing Work

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Please be advised that the outside tennis and basketball courts in front of the Hopkinton Middle and High Schools will be closed beginning August 28 for resurfacing. There is no set end date for this work at this time.

Walk to Break the Silence 5K

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Do you want to raise awareness about domestic violence? Do you want to make sure that victims get the help and support they need? Then you need to walk the walk!

“Walk to Break the Silence,” is the 4th annual fundraising walk and rally benefiting Voices Against Violence. The event will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10:00 AM ‐ Noon, at the Downtown Framingham Common with special guests U.S. Congresswoman Katherine Clark and Honorary Chair and former Middlesex D.A. Gerry Leone.

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Video: HCAM News 8-14-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, we have sights and sounds from the 2nd annual Keep Smilin 4 Abbie Field Hockey Fundraiser, A Hopkinton High School graduate this past June is heading to the Marines and Courtney will get you up to date with everything coming up on the HCAM channels with our HCAM Insider but first, the Hopkinton Police Department hosted their 2nd annual night out.

Hopkinton Students participating in Jimmy Fund Walk to Fight Cancer

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On Sunday September 27th Christian’s Hot Jamaican Chili Pepper Crusaders (CHJCPC) will once again don their distinctive bright orange shirts, lace up their sneakers, slap on their smiles and set out to walk from Hopkinton to Boston along the Marathon route with thousands of others in the Jimmy Fund Walk to raise money, awareness and hope in the fight against cancers of all kinds.


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