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The Library says goodbye to Susan Marshall

Susan Marshall served nearly six years at the Hopkinton Library as the Adult Services Librarian and left a positive impact on nearly everyone she knew.

Youth Services Librarian Denise Kofron; "Some people care to much, I think it's called love, Susan cares a lot, about her job, family, volunteers, the Hopkinton Public Library, and her co-workers, and we love her too."

The Friends of the Library presented Susan with a sample of a quilt from the quilt project. Parks and recreation manager Tim Kilduff presented Susan a signed copy of Meb Keflezighi's book "Run to Overcome" to reward her dedication to promoting the Boston Marathon activities.

Hopkinton Library staff member, Donna Olafsen of the Children's Room " Susan Marshall is to the Hopkinton Public Library as Mickey Mouse is to Disney, I'll miss you Susan, may you have many magical memories."

After the dedications and tributes, Susan stated: "It's emotional high and low's, it's sad to leave all these wonderful people, Hopkinton is the first place that I felt home since I had a workshop in my hometown, right out of college... "This has been a wonderful place to live." Susan then described her animated clothing which represented her sadness of leaving Hopkinton and the excitement of her new venture in Seattle.

Susan delivered an emotional thank you too the many who came to the library to say goodbye; "Thank you for the ride, this has been the most wonderful place. Please just always remember what a special place this is, and don't take it for granted and be kind to each other. "

Town Hall Parking Lot Entrance Relocation

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The Town Engineer would like to announce that the ongoing work for the Town Hall Roof Replacement Project will require the entrance to the parking lot behind Town Hall to be closed on Monday and Tuesday (September 22nd and 23rd) from 7:30am – 4:30pm.

Hoptoberfest is Back!

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Join Hopkinton Public Library Foundation for its Second Annual Hoptoberfest, a fun tasting night to benefit the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. With the generosity of Platinum Sponsors Hallmark Sotheby’s International Realty and Phipps Insurance Agency, this year’s Hoptoberfest is Friday, October 24, from 7:30 to 10:30 P.M., in the Parish Center of St. John’s Church in Hopkinton.

St. Pauls 23rd Annual “Blessing Of The Animals”

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HOPKINTON, MA (September 23, 2014) – All creatures great and small – including furry friends or feathered fowl -- are invited to receive a special blessing at St. Paul’s 23nd Annual Blessing of the Animals on October 5.

Hiller Field Hockey Play Date

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Come join the Hopkinton High School Varsity Field Hockey Team for the 9th annual fun filled Skill Development and Play Day. Participants will get to work with varsity players and coaches in learning about field hockey or perfecting current skills. The Play Day is designed to educate and mentor field hockey players of all levels.

There will be fun activities and small-sided games. This Play Day is a fundraiser for the Hopkinton High School Field Hockey Program. Don't miss the excitement!

Hopkinton Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

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Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs are due October 15, 2014.

The Hopkinton Cultural Council has set an October 15, 2014 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

According to Council spokesperson Barbara Timko, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Hopkinton - including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures.

Help Govern Hopkinton

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The Town of Hopkinton is encouraging all residents who are interested in helping govern Hopkinton to apply now for volunteer positions. If you have been curious or interested in giving your time, expertise or perspective on behalf of your community, now is an excellent time to get involved!

Hopkinton Public Schools Public Notice

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Special Education Child Find Notice
Under federal and state special education regulations, Hopkinton Public Schools has a duty to locate, identify, refer, evaluate and, if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities who reside in the town of Hopkinton. For parents or guardians of children ages 3-21 years of age who have a disability or developmental delay, and who would like more information, please contact Marijane Hackett, Director of Student Services and Child Find Coordinator, at 508-497-9850.

The Exuberance Experience: Take Care of Your Light

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Talk at Golden Pond for Golden Pond Employees
October 14th 2:30-3:30 PM, The Lodge

Speaker - Don Arnoudse

We do not have to live the seductive but toxic story of “thoroughly using ourselves up before we die”. We can do what makes us come alive - every day, every moment - until our last breath. We can die full of life - and make a difference while we live. We can live exuberantly until the end.

Bocce Challenge

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Join us as the Hopkinton Senior Center Bocce Team takes on the Hopkinton Police Department in our first Bocce Challenge match on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 4pm at the Senior Center, 28 Mayhew Street.

Bring a chair and come cheer your favorite team on!

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