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Project Just Because Christmas in July Fundraiser on July 25

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Project Just Because will hold its 2nd Annual Christmas in July fundraiser and silent auction on Thursday, July 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at their company headquarters located at 86 South Street, Hokinton, MA.

With 90 percent of their donations coming in November and December, the event is an effort to increase donations over the summer and throughout other months to provide funding that is needed now.

Roadwork Notice Update

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Due to contractors scheduling conflicts our pavement management roadwork schedule has changed to the following start dates.

7/25/13 - Huckleberry Rd – Fruit St (East) to 1500’ South of Fruit St (East).

7/26/13 - Colonnade Dr – Fruit St to Roosevelt Rd.

7/26/13 - North St – Fruit St to 2180’ West of Fruit St.

One lane of traffic will open on Huckleberry Rd and North St during work working hours. Work hours will be 7am – 5pm.

Colonnade Dr will be closed during working hours. Traffic will enter and exit the subdivision by using Roosevelt Rd.

UFCW Local 1445 Endorses Spilka for Congress

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Representing over 15,000 food and commercial workers and their families, UFCW Local 1445 endorsed Karen Spilka for Congress because of her strong record of fighting for the middle class.

“Karen has never backed down from the tough challenges and we know we can count on her to always be on our side,” said Jim Carvalho, Political Director of Local 1445. “She leads with incredible determination, always finding ways to help bring jobs to our region and grow our economy. She is exactly what we need in Congress, a fighter who stands up for working families.”

Planning Board Reviews Plans for Hopkinton Center for the Arts

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The Planning Board met on July 22 to discuss the site plan review and the shared parking special permits for the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. An 8,000 square foot addition to the barn is proposed along with a parking lot that will be shared by Hopkinton High School. Chuck Joseph from the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, engineer Dan McIntyre, Steve Lewis from Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects, and Brian Gassett from Gassett Building Inc. presented the plan.

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HCA Launches "Paint the Town" Fundraiser

Phase 2 of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts expansion project is now underway. This phase will renovate the 6200 square foot barn into a multi-use learning space with an additional wing for performances, exhibits, and more.

In May, re-framing, re-siding and re-roofing of the barn began, and, as the work continues, classroom, studios, rehearsal space, an exhibit hall and a community meeting room are finally becoming a reality.

One exciting development during the renovation process is the ability to use the second floor.

The project is a joint undertaking by the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and the Hopkinton Community Endowment with a shared goal of creating a regional arts facility for art, dance, theater, film and more.

For those involved with the project, the excitement surrounding the recent progress feels good.

Currently the estimated cost of phase 2 of the projects is approximately 1 million 5 hundred thousand dollars and the total cost of the campaign is currently being revised as final construction costs are determined. .To date, just over 1 million dollars have been raised and the fundraising continues this summer with the "Paint the Town" campaign. Paint the Town runs July 15th through September 15th and all funds raised will benefit the capital campaign in partnership with the Hopkinton Community Endowment. Any and all donations, no matter the amount, will result in a colorful ribbon and bow being placed on your mailbox to indicate that you are a supporter of the project and the arts.

Donations for the Paint the Town campaign can be made online here on the HCA website or you may also donate directly to the campaign via the HCE website.

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"Dig into Reading" at the Hopkinton Public Library

As part of the summer's "Dig into Reading" theme, the library is hosting several related children's programs throughout the summer. Last Monday, children had the opportunity to uncover information about mammals that live underground. The program, hosted by Hands on Nature, allowed the children at the program to explore the characteristics of underground creatures through story, discussion, a craft, and by actually getting to meet a rabbit, an underground mammal.

And then on Thursday, the crafts and stories continued with Youth Services Librarian Denise Kofron, who read a few gardening related stories including ones about flowers and potatoes. After story time, the children had the opportunity to create their own garden by decorating their own pot and then planting kale seeds, with the help of Garden Club member Helena Garesche.

For a full list of summer library activities, visit hopkintonlibrary.org.

Building Wreckers Local 1421 Fifth Union to Endorse Spilka for Congress

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The Building Wreckers Local 1421 has joined a growing list of labor organizations in strongly endorsing Karen Spilka for Congress. The fifth union endorsement in as many days, Local 1421 is supporting Karen because of her leadership on the economy and focus on creating jobs.

More Roadwork Underway

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Rubber Chip Seal resurfacing work is scheduled for Monday July 22nd and Tuesday July 23rd on the following streets.

7/22- Spring St – From Pond St to the Upton town line.
Saddle Hill Rd – From Daniel Shays (south) to 750’ south of Equestrian Dr.

7/23 – Front St – From Ash St to Clinton St.
Lumber St – 630’ south of West Main St to 3805’ south of West Main St.

Work hours will be 7am – 5pm.

One lane of traffic will be open during construction.

Please expect minor delays and seek alternate routes when possible.

Excessive Heat Warning

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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
518 PM EDT THU JUL 18 2013

...EXCESSIVE HEAT AND HUMID THROUGH SATURDAY...

.A GRADUALLY WARMING AIRMASS AND INCREASING MOISTURE WILL YIELD
DANGEROUS HEAT INDICES EACH DAY THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY.

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM EDT
FRIDAY...

* LOCATION...MIDDLESEX COUNTY OF MASSACHUSETTS INCLUDING
THE CITIES OF...HOPKINTON AND ASHLAND.

Ghosh to Replace Dooley as Director of Technology

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Hopkinton High School announced today that High School Assistant Principal Ashoke Ghosh will become the new Director of Information and Technology for the Hopkinton School District. Ghosh will replace the outgoing IT Director Kathy Dooley, who took on a new role in the Wellesley School District.

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