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Video: Jeff Doherty of Angel's Garden Center gives Mulching Tips

Jeff Doherty of Angel's Garden Center had some advice for those looking to Mulch their property. Jeff advises to know how many square feet you will be mulching to determine if it is a better value to buy mulch by the truckload or bag; "1 cubic yard at 3 inches will cover 110 square feet or 10X11 area." Measuring the square feet and depth of the bed will help you determine how many cubic yards of mulch you will need. (Example; 5 foot deep bed that's 30 feet wide = 150 square feet)

Jeff recommended using a pitch fork over a shovel as it will give a more even covering and it will be easier to sift it out along the area. Jeff mentioned that if you end up needing 9 bags or more than you are already paying more than you would in bulk. He mentioned it would take about 14 bags to make 1 cubic yard; "lugging around 9 bags or 18 bags in your car and finding out more than what you could have had it delivered for, you could end up saving yourself some money."

For more, watch the video below.

$11,000 Raised at Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s Fourth Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival

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The weather did not put a damper on attendance at this weekend’s fun filled fundraiser! Well over 1000 children and their families braved the rain to attend Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s Fourth Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival on Sunday, May 31, 2015. The event, held at Hopkinton High School, raised $11,000 for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. Children climbed in the driver’s seats and honked the horns of over 50 trucks, cars, construction, military, emergency and other vehicles. Families enjoyed tasty treats from local food trucks.

Hopkinton Education Foundation Announces 2015-2016 Grant Awards

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The Hopkinton Education Foundation recently announced details of the grants the organization will make for 2015-2016. Four grants, totaling $31,565, were awarded to Hopkinton educators across two schools.

Poetry Writing - All Levels Welcome!

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Local poet Polly Brown will lead one more workshop at the Hopkinton Public Library on Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 PM. The writing of poetry is both playful and serious: a way of using language to sneak up on what you know about the world and yourself in it - and then give that away, adding to what the world knows about itself. We'll try out some strategies for getting started, and some ways of getting and giving support. You'll walk away with rough drafts and new ideas. Everyone is welcome - feel free to join us even if you've never tried poetry writing before.

Hopkinton Girls Summer Basketball Camp

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Space is still available! Sign up now!

This a great opportunity for girls to learn from the best girls basketball players at Hopkinton High School and meet new varsity head coach Mike Greco.

The Hopkinton High Girls Basketball Coaching Staff along with many of the Hillers Varsity Girls Players will teach players all about the fundamentals of basketball in a fun, positive, and competitive format. Players will participate in skill-appropriate drills, competitions, and games as well as learn proper shooting, passing, rebounding, and defensive fundamentals.

Senior Center Art Show

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Our Senior Center Artists (Knitters, Painters, Potters and Quilters) have been hard at work all year and are ready to show some of their pieces with you!

The show will be at the Hopkinton Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street, from Tuesday, June 9 through Friday, June 12. The show will be open from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Tuesday through Thursday and from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM on Friday.

Come early so you don’t miss anything… remember we close at 2:00 PM on Friday.

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Video: Touch A Truck 2015 in Hopkinton

The Annual Hopkinton Public Library foundation Touch a Truck festival took place in the Hopkinton High School parking lot, kids and parents enjoyed climbing inside of various construction equipment and all kinds of trucks and town service vehicles. HCAM News spoke with Hopkinton Police Officer Phil Powers who was showing off a police cruiser, Fire Chief Ken Clark who showed off a 1989 Military 5 ton surplus, used primarily for having to go to off-road locations such as the woods, Blues Brothers impersonator Bill "Bismo" Duffy showed off his Blues Brothers automobile replicas.

To see all the festivities from Touch A Truck 2015, watch video below.

In the 2nd video, check out other HCAM news segments.

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: May 23rd-30th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 88.9 degrees, the lowest was 40. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 69.2 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 61.1%, the peak was 91% while the lowest was 20%. Wind Speed averaged 3 MPH, while reaching a high of 16 MPH. 0.03 inches of Precipitation fell last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

Hopkins Practice Lockdown

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Dear Families,

Natick Army Labs Presentation at Vets Breakfast on June 5

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Dear Vets and Friends:

Chipped Beef Friday will be on 5 June 2015, at the Senior Center mess hall at 0900 hours. Don't be late. If there are transportation difficulties, call Amy Beck by 3 June 2015, 508 497-9730.


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