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Video Segment: Middle School Assistant Principal announced she is running the Boston Marathon

Hopkinton Middle School Assistant Principal Maryellen Grady has put countless effort into the Sky’s The Limit Project, the goal of the project is to raise money to develop the Courtyard at the Middle School to allow students to use the courtyard for educational and leisurely activities. A good amount of work has already been done on the courtyard but the fundraising continues. In the latest effort for fundraising, Middle School Assistant Principal and strong supporter of the project Maryellen Grady announced she will be running the Boston Marathon on behalf of the Sky’s the Limit courtyard project.

Maryellen recalled her experience growing up watching the Marathon "We used to go every year to watch the Boston Marathon, I remember one year going in my uncles convertible and we were sitting on the back watching all the runners go by." She talked about various runners she has admired such as Johnny Kelly, Uta Pipping and Joan Benoit Samuelson. "My passion is not for running truthfully, my passion is for the idea of the marathon and what you have to give and the training you have to do and I admire the people who have run it, that came before me."

Maryellen Grady has been a huge advocate for the Courtyard project and talked about why it would be a great benefit to the students. She mentioned it would be a safe, supervised environment students could hang out with friends, read, have classroom activities and would serve as an "extended learning environment." "what they always wanted was a space to hang out and gather with your friends....wouldn't it be great to have this beautiful space that's not used...if we could have it open to the kids and a place they can go... that can be used as an extended learning environment and a space after school you could read or hang out with your friends and out in the fresh air."

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Hopkinton Police Conducting Alcohol Compliance Checks

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The Hopkinton Police Department will be conducting annual Alcohol Compliance Checks of all licensed establishments beginning in February 2015 through June 2015.

These compliance checks are made to ensure that all establishments licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages In Hopkinton follow and comply with all rules and regulations pertaining to the safe sale and service of alcohol within town.

This notice is made in accordance with compliance policy and with the recommendation of the ABCC (Alcohol Beverage Control Commission)

Special Town Meeting Warrant for March 3, 2015

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The Board of Selectmen back on Monday January 26th held a meeting to decide weather or not to hold a special town meeting regarding the land at 203 Pond Street. Todd Cestari and John Coutinho recused themselves due to individual conflicts of interest. Town Manager Norman Khumalo explained

Local Maple Syrup Producer to Talk at St. Paul’s March 1

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Sean Davan, owner of Woodville Maples of Hopkinton, will be coming to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on March 1 to share his experience and passion for making maple syrup. The talk, which begins at 4:00 p.m., will review the history of maple syrup, how it is made, and provide techniques to help people try their own backyard sugaring. All are welcome to attend this free event. St. Paul’s is located at 61 Wood Street/Rte. 135, Hopkinton

Tony-Nominated Actor Presents New Workshop in Hopkinton

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts announces a new Actors’ Monologue Workshop lead by Hopkinton resident and Tony Award Nominated actor Jere Shea. The workshop will give participants, high-school aged and older, the chance to improve their acting and auditioning techniques through the performance and development of a scripted monologue. The workshop runs March 7 and 14, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Hopkinton High School, 98 Rowe St. and the cost is $60. Register at HopArtsCenter.org or by calling (508) 435-9222.

Consider Hosting an International Student

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Boston Global Education is a local agency that places international students with loving host families throughout the Metrowest area.

Currently, we are looking for a caring family residing in Hopkinton that would be willing to share their home, time, and culture with a student. A generous stipend would be provided on a monthly basis to cover student expenses.

Families new to hosting can rest assured knowing that our friendly and helpful host coordinator is available to guide you every step of the way.

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Video Segment: 300th Anniversary Photo Contest at Center for the Arts

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) hosted the Hopkinton: Past, Present, Future photography show and contest. The event was hosted in partnership with the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Committee. Photos are currently on display until February 26th. The Gallery Hours are weekdays 11am – 5pm. HCA Artistic Director Kris Waldman stated all were invited to participate from amateur to professional photographers or people that have found photographs of Hopkinton. 300th Anniversary Committee volunteer Anne Mattina talked about how the photography show was based on celebrating the past, present and future of Hopkinton; "The 300th anniversary invited the HCA to sponsor this particular show focusing on the motto of the anniversary, the past, present and future of the town." She mentioned there were over 60 entries into the exhibit.

Prize Winners and information on the judges is below, for more information check out http://www.hopartscenter.org/exhibits/

PRIZE WINNERS with comments from the judges

1st Through the Stone – HCA at sunset, Tom Sloan
Dramatic composition that invites viewer to look closer, strong repeating triangles, dramatic lighting.

2nd Autumn Reverie, Girard D. Hottleman
Well framed image, pleasingly composed, crisp.

3rd Family, Cara Carrazza
Endearing image that feels like a natural moment, beautiful lighting and color.

HM Goat Farm, Colleen Roy
Wonderful period portrait showing a day in the life.

HM On Your Marks, Tom Sloan

A different look at a familiar subject. I enjoy the dramatic lighting, colors and twinkle.

HM Steps to Adventure, Ann Newberry
Peaceful image that drew me in. Subtle shades and shapes. Framing enhanced the repeating shapes of the stairs.

JUDGES
Lynne Damianos is the principal of Damianos Photography & Publishing. She is a photographer/teacher specializing in architecture/interiors, product and people photography for business. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. She also sits on the board of Amazing Things Art Center in Framingham and the Friends of Saxonville, and has participated in the Leadership MetroWest Academy and the Women’s Enterprise Initiative. She is a past president of the Commercial Industrial Photographers of New England and a former national board member of the American Society of Media Photographers.

Carolyn Latourelle has taken part in a number of exhibitions, including ones held at the South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton, MA, The Southern Vermont Art Center & Hildene in Manchester VT, as well as a web-based international photography exhibition, and twice with the travelling exhibition The Sketchbook Project by Art House Co-op. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art & American History from Franklin Pierce College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Latourelle has presented at Laguna College of Art & Design, CA as well as at St. Paul’s School, NH in conjunction with the MFAConnects@PostAIB.edu exhibition for which she was a member of a small team of alumni organizing the exhibition. Latourelle was integral in organizing Objectified (2013) at Lesley University, in which over 100 artists participated. Currently working in Academic Affairs at the Lesley University College of Art & Design, as well as teaching summer and online courses in photographic portfolio preparation, Ms. Latourelle continues her photographic explorations building experimental cameras, using large format, alternative process, and blended process.

To see the honorable mentions and prize winners check out the videos.

Hopkinton Winner for Andrew Abu Realtors Hydrant Hero

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The winner of the drawing is the Maggiore-Thompson Family of Hopkinton. Amelia will be splitting the $250 prize with her step brother who also helped in digging out fire hydrants. Most importantly she will donate the other $250 to "food allergy research education" (FARE). Amelia lives with a life-threatening allergy to milk which is why FARE is so important to her. Their research goes towards and education, they are a wonderful organization who have made the lives of so many people with food allergies have hope and support in their daily lives.

Registration Now Open for the Sharon Timlin 5K

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The 12th annual Sharon Timlin 5K/Family Fun Day event returns to Hopkinton on June 20! It's a fun day for the whole family! Get more information or register now here. The event will be at Hopkinton High School from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM. Honored Guest: Mike Timlin, retired MLB Pitcher for Boston Red Sox. Enjoy a 5K race, kids 1 mile race, fun and games for kids, dunk tank, great raffles, live music and much more!

Looking For Iwo Jima Veterans

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On Thursday, February 19, the Marine Corps League will acknowledge the 70th anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima with a ceremony at the State House in Boston. All Marines and Naval Veterans of that campaign are invited to participate and be recognized starting with a parade from Fanueil Hall beginning at 11:30 AM. The marchers will proceed from there to Beacon Hill with a ceremony outside the State House, followed by another observance inside beginning at noon. These events are open to all, and the Marine Corps League encourages and invites all interested citizens to attend.

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