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Video: HCAM News 7-10-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, the Hopkinton Senior Center displayed some very well crafted artwork from their various arts & crafts classes, we take a look at some photos from around Hopkinton over the past couple weeks, Water & Sewer manager Eric Carty and Owner of Weston Nurseries Peter Mezitt tell you about a unique way to conserve water and Ashland Legion baseball got a big win but first the newly renovated Sandy Beach opened for the 2015 summer season, here are some scenes from the opening ceremony.

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Video: Camp Bailout Hosts 5th Straight Year

Camp Bailout took place for the 5th straight year in Ashland. The camp allows teenage girls between 12 and 19 to explore what it's like to work in the fire and emergency medical service professions. Participants in the camp had the opportunity to learn and use equipment, talk to industry professionals and had the chance this year to travel to the Massport Fire-Rescue Headquarters at Logan Airport. Participants in the camp have nearly doubled from last year and many Hopkinton residents were in attendance.

Videos Below include:
In the 1st video: Highlights and Interview with Head of the Camp Lieutenant Lyn Moraghan

In the 2nd video: Highlights and interviews with students in the camp.

In the 3rd video: Highlights and interviews with Carly Falone of the Fire Explorers Program and Sara Jordan of the Hopkinton Fire Department

To see more about the camp: ClickHere.

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: July 12th-July 19th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 91.6 degrees, the lowest was 50.6. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 73.1 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 74.5%, the peak was 97% while the lowest was 35%. Wind Speed averaged 1.6 MPH, while reaching a high of 13 MPH. Precipitation accumulated 0.48 inches last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

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Video: Board of Selectmen take "No Action" on CVS at July Meeting

At the July 14th meeting Hopkinton Selectmen agreed to take no action on CVS. Some Residents asked Selectmen to file an appeal to block a CVS pharmacy from opening at the former Colella's Supermarket on Main Street. The Board of Selectmen agreed that at the current time they do not have enough information or grounds to take an action on the matter. Chair Ben Palleiko stated that the No CVS group should file the appeal and the Selectmen can jump in if they determine they have a case; "I don't think there is a strong enough feeling we have a case to make."

Raymond Miyares in attendance at the Meeting on behalf of Town Counsel emphasized it would be very difficult to prove that CVS is not an allowable retail facility for the former Colella's; "it's pretty difficult to make the case this is not a retail store...I would hate to be the one that has to stand up in-front of a judge and say this is not a retail store." Miyares also stated that if anyone wants to appeal the building inspector's decision to grant Crosspoint Associates an interior construction permit, July 25th would be the deadline.

Further discussion is expected at the August Board of Selectmen meeting. Check out highlights of the discussion in the video below.

To view the memo sent out by town counsel prior to the July 14th Selectmen meeting click here.

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Video: Hopkinton Time Capsules from 1882 and 1939 Unveiled

Two time capsules were extracted from the cornerstone of the Korean Church, formerly the First Congregational Church, one from 1882 and one from 1939, The time capsules were opened and presented at the June 23rd 2015 Board of Selectmen meeting.

A local Veteran Mike Whalen had to use a few methods to get the tightly sealed time capsules open but once he did some very interesting articles of Hopkinton History were found.

Watch the video below to see some Hopkinton history!

Chris Barry at the Train Depot: An Eagle Scout Project Revisited

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Come and meet Chris Barry on July 19 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM as he talks about his Eagle Scout project that was responsible for the renovation of the Train Depot. Chris will be on hand to share his story while the Friends of Hopkinton's Anniversary Celebrations will be selling commemorative items to help support the upcoming 300th celebration events. Only a few months before the celebration weekend on September 11-13.

Please stop by to meet Chris, learn about his Train Depot project and help support the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary!

4th Annual Spinal Muscular Atrophy Fundraiser for Aubriana Navarro

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On July 18 at the Star Drive-In in East Taunton, a fundraiser will be held from 11:00 AM-7:00 PM to benefit Aubriana Navarro, a girl with type 1 spinal muscular atrophy. Spinal muscular atrophy is the #1 genetic killer of infants and young children. There is no treatment and no cure for this disease. 1 in 40 people carry the gene and they don't even know it. It affects the ability to walk, stand, eat, speak, breathe and swallow own their own. Twenty percent of the total sales on this day will go right back to the fundraiser.

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Video: Flag For Hope Lands in Hopkinton

Flag For Hope is described as a "social movement of people all across America to come together and recognize our shared humanity and to unite in harmony. It's a message of peace and hope for our future as one people and our connection to the rest of the global community, it's a way of viewing our place in this great country and in the world, a view that celebrates our commonality and puts aside differences that seperate us."

About 5,000 people throughout the country will leave their mark on the canvas and be a part of designing the flag for hope. Artist Marcos Antonio plans to donate the global canvas to a museum as his gift for future generations. He is also creating a video and photo database of each participant.

Flag for Hope recently stopped at the Center School in Hopkinton in which a number of police and firemen left their impression, Rick and Dick Hoyt were also in attendance to leave their mark and U.S. Marine Bob Lavoie left his print on the flag for hope.

For more information, check out flagforhope.com

Enter Stage Left is looking for singers and actors

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--The Hopkinton-based Treblemakers Choir, a program of Enter Stage Left Theater, invites singers of all levels to join this adult choral ensemble. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, with the first rehearsal taking place Sept. 9 from 7:30-9:15 p.m. at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (98 Hayden Rowe St, Hopkinton). Residents of Hopkinton and surrounding MetroWest towns are encouraged to join.

Tony-Award Winning Thoroughly Modern Millie in Hopedale

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Audiences are invited to Enter Stage Left Theater’s production of the Tony-Award winning musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. The story centers on a small town girl searching for a new life in the bright lights of 1920’s New York City. This production features bright costumes, love triangles, miscommunications, and toe-tapping musical numbers. New music by Jeanine Tesori. New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan. Book by Dick Scanlan and Richard Henry Morris. Original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for Universal Pictures Filmoan. Directed by Kelly Grill and Emily Grill.

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