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My Life, My Health: Self-Management

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The Hopkinton Senior Center will host a free workshop called My Life, My Health: Self-Management. This is for people 18 and older with long-term medical conditions and takes place on April 29, May 6, May 20, May 27, June 3 and June 10 from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM. You will learn disease related problem-solving, ways to deal with pain and stress, and more! Call Marlene Troupes or Joyce Raum at 508-497-9730 to register. You must attend 4 out of 6 sessions to be a full participant.

Arts in Bloom Exhibit Returns to Hopkinton Center for the Arts

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Juried exhibition presented in collaboration with the Hopkinton Garden Club

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Video Segment: Weston Nurseries Opens for Spring

With the arrival of spring, it will soon be time to once again fix up the garden and the yard. Owner of Weston Nurseries Peter Mezitt stated getting ready for the season is progressing nicely but was a little delayed;. "We have a lot of changes going on at Weston Nurseries...we couldn't really start that until the first week of April." Some of the changes that will be occurring at Weston Nurseries this year include defining the sales area with a fence and backdrop; "we're going to stock the right plants closer to where people park so it's easier to shop here this year." Mezitt also talked about how the various plants will have more detailed signs to make it easier for customers to navigate the options; "I think we're doing a better service to customers if we give them good displays with good signage so that they'll have better questions when they're ready to ask questions." Weston Nurseries recently added hard-scaping products to their selection such as stone choices for patios or walls, lamp posts, hitching posts, mailbox posts and fire-pits.

Despite the brutal winter weather slowing down the spring season, employees are hard at work renovating and setting up the stock to get Weston Nurseries ready for what hopefully will be a great spring and summer for gardening and yard renovations.

DCR’s Wachusett and Sudbury Reservoirs Fishing Season to Open Saturday, April 18, 2015

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BOSTON – Tuesday April 14, 2015— After two delays due to persistent ice conditions, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announces the opening day of fishing at the Wachusett and Sudbury Reservoirs will be Saturday, April 18, 2015. The fishing season for DCR’s West Waushacum and Muddy Ponds in Sterling will also open April 18, 2015.

Hopkinton Women's Club Meet the Candidates Night

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The Hopkinton Women's Club is holding its annual Meet the Candidates Night on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 7:00 PM in the HCAM-TV studio. We encourage townspeople to attend and ask questions of those citizens running for office in the May 18th Town Election. Home viewers will have the opportunity to pose questions to the candidates using a phone number posted on the TV screen. Questions can also be e-mailed ahead of time or that evening to [email protected].

Rules for Boston Marathon Day

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Items Spectators are not allowed to bring to the Boston Marathon
-Weapons (firearms, knices, mace etc.)
-Backpacks or any similar item carried over the shoulder
-Suitcases and rolling bags/rollers
-Coolers
-Glass Containers or Cans
-Flammable Liquids, fuels, fireworks or explosives
-Any Container capable of carrying more than 1 liter of liquid.

To see the full policy and rules of the Boston Marathon, check out the attached PDF.

Town of Hopkinton Recycling Center Posts Additional Days for Spring Cleanup

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Please be advised that Town of Hopkinton Recycling Center located on Route 135 at Hopkinton/Westborough Town Line will be open on Sundays this Spring beginning April 26, 2015 for five consecutive weeks for Leaf and Brush Disposal and Spring Cleanup.

Additional dates and times are as follows:

Sunday April 26, 2015; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday May 3, 2015; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday May 10, 2015; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday May 17, 2015; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday May 24, 2015; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Video Segment: Hillers Wrestling 2014-2015 Recap

Hopkinton's Josh Sokol took home the Division 2 State championship, Sokol won the decision 8-2 in the 285 pound bout against Stoughtons Bryan Nguyen. The Hillers had a couple others finish in the top 10 at the state-meet as well. In the regionals, Sokol gave Barnstables Owen Murray all he could handle as they went 3 overtimes before Murray took the meet. Junior Josh Sokol is excited to start the next wrestling season and looks to go further into the post season; "I lost in the all-state finals, I lost in the New England finals, 2nd place means I got to work twice as hard." Sokol did enjoy the feeling of being called a state champion; "it felt good, all the hard work paid off with the coaches and the teammates, throughout the season we trained hard and off season pretty rigorous.. we're setting the goals high for next year."

The Hopkinton Hillers head wrestling coach Tim Nelson talked to HCAM News about a very successful season; "it was a great year overall, I knew coming in that we were going to have a strong returning cast, but how hard the kids work and how healthy the kids stay decide how far we go as a team. We had 11 kids qualify for the state tournament, which is the most in team history, we had 2 kids place in the state tournament, which is the 2nd time in team history we've had multiple state place winners, we had a state champion in Josh Sokol, a heavy weight who went on to be a New England finalist, which is the single best season of any Hopkinton wrestling individual." Nelson has coached in the Hopkinton program for 10 years and say's it's been a work in progress. Hopkinton won the sectional title last year as a team with no individual champions. This year the team sent 11 wrestlers to the sectionals and placed 2nd in the sectionals, just 10 points behind winner Nashoba Regional. Coach Nelson was very proud of Josh Sokol for the vast improvement he made this season; "we knew the potential was there, he continued to work hard and grew into his body a little bit, to go from 4th in the state to the New England finals is an extremely big jump, couldn't be prouder, Josh works hard all year, he's a 2 sport athlete, he's a successful football player as well." Coach Nelson was very impressed at Sokol's ability to go from Football right into Wrestling with essentially no break between the seasons.

Coach Tim Nelson was very impressed with the Hillers wrestlers this season and is excited for the next year in Hillers wrestling. "we have a good amount of guys returning that are doing offseason wrestling...to have some of our better core guys doing something in the offseason, means we should be pretty strong coming back next year."

For more information and to see the Interview with Josh Sokol and Head Coach Tim Nelson, watch the video below.

Water Main Work on Lakeshore Drive

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Please be advised that due to a utility conflict encountered during the Lakeshore Drive culvert replacement project, it will be necessary to lower the water main that services that area. In order to complete that work, the water will need to be shut off on Lakeshore Drive and all of the side streets down to Amherst Road, while the pipe is lowered. The contractor estimates that the work will take between 4-6 hours to complete.

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Video Segment: Hillers Baseball Prepares for Season

The Hopkinton Hillers Baseball team spent the first few weeks of their season practicing in the High School Athletic Center. Most of the snow was cleared off the Baseball fields using Green Sand but still it's a bit too flooded to practice outside but Head Coach Jay Golden says the team has made the most of it. "Whenever you deal with the weather, it's something we can't control." Coach Golden was greatful too have the ability to come inside and use the entire field house, "we're fortunate to have the facility that we do..we just make the most of it... The Kids are working hard and that's all we can really ask for."

Golden stated that the team energy is as high as it's ever been and despite all the new faces, Golden is excited about the team he has for the upcoming season. Besides the new faces on the squad, another change this year is key offensive player and senior Matt Decina will be transitioned back to the infield. Decina played the Hillers outfield over the past 2 seasons but has plenty of infield experience starting for the Milford Legion Baseball team throughout the last few years.

Despite the rough weather through March, Coach Golden say's the team is ready; "you can get more of a realistic view of where you're at as a team on the field.. but in terms of installing what we need to do as far as first and third defense, bunt defense and first and third offense, we've had so much time inside that we've almost installed everything that we want to."

The Hillers season opens April 10th at Medway High School against Medfield, first home game is currently scheduled for Monday April 27th at 3:45 against Ashland.

The video below features a two box with the Coach Golden interview and shots from a Hillers indoor practice.

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