Photos: Summer Music Fest at the HCA

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Here are some photos from the Summer Music Fest today at the HCA. Thanks to Jane McCloskey for sending them in! Click Here for photos.

Touch A Truck Fundraiser This Sunday

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The Hopkinton Public Library Foundation will be hosting its 1st Annual Touch-A-Truck event this Sunday, June 24th, in the Colella's parking lot from 11-2. There will be over 20 vehicles donated from local businesses that kids can climb on, pretend tp drive, and honk the horn. There will be plenty of picture opportunities!
The first hour will be "horn free" for little people with sensitive ears.

Summer Music Fest at Hopkinton Center for the Arts Today!

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A Summer Music Fest featuring continuous live music will be held at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street on Saturday, June 23 from 1:00 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy live performances by “locally grown” artists in the genres of rock, alternative rock, blues, ska and folk. There will also be food, crafts, artisans, hot air balloon rides, and raffles.

DCR Seeks Artists to Paint “Iron Ranger” Donation Containers in the Parks

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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is seeking artists to paint wildlife and landscape scenes on more than 100 Iron Rangers, the metal donation containers located in state parks across the Commonwealth.

The 42-inch-high steel containers are designed to accept financial contributions from park users, which directly benefit the state parks system through the Conservation Trust and Urban Parks Trust. The artist program, now in its seventh year, is open to the public.

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Price Chopper Open for Business

After several months of construction, Price Chopper in Hopkinton Square is now open for business. Prior to the store's official grand opening June 21st, Price Chopper welcomed customers into the store by hosting a preview party the night before. The preview party is a tradition that marks the opening of every new Price Chopper, and allows the store to extend a welcoming hand into the community by raising money for area organizations. The event raised over $2,000 dollars for three local non-profits; Hopkinton Youth Soccer, Baypath Humane Society, and Project Just Because. And with several state and town officials on hand, the store officially opened up for business the following morning.

Based in Schenectady New York , all of Price Chopper's 129 stores located throughout the Northeast are owned and operated by the Golub family who are excited to be a part of the Hopkinton community.

The 40,000 square foot store features a fresh bakery, a deli section, a readymade food section, a seafood counter, as well as a Starbucks. And customers can sit and enjoy the food they've just purchased at the cafe. And with an emphasis on providing premium customer service, patrons enjoyed free food samples, coupon savings, and a raffle for a $250 gift card. Overall, customers were impressed with their shopping experience.

Price Chopper is located at 167 West Main Street.

Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the preview party and ribbon cutting ceremony and to hear what customers had to say about the new store.

Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Commemorative Quilt Project

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In honor and celebration of the 300th Anniversary of the town of Hopkinton, a commemorative quilt is being planned. The theme for the town anniversary celebration is “Celebrating our Past; Embracing our Present; Inspiring our Future.”

The 300th Anniversary Quilt Steering Committee is interested in input from the community regarding themes, images, and motifs for the commemorative quilt. Throughout the summer, forms will be available at the

· Hopkinton Public Library,

· Hopkinton Senior Center, and

· Colellas coffee shop

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Selectmen Vote to Approve Two New Town Hall Hires

Town Manager Norman Khumalo announced two new hires in a press release sent after the June 19 selectmen's meeting, after the board voted to approve his recommended candidates for two open positions. Christopher Ketchen will be joining the Town Hall team as Hopkinton's new Finance Director/Town Accountant and James Hellen, known as Jamie, is the new Operations Assistant to the Town Manager. Both new hires will begin work in early July.

Pre-register Now for HPTA FIRST LEGO League

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Once again Hopkinton Middle School and HPTA are looking to provide opportunities for students to participate in FIRST LEGO League, an international robotics and science competition.

The program requires teams to participate equally in both a robot game (using LEGO NXT robots and MINDSTORMS software) and a research project, and requires significant work from participants both at team sessions and at home. Please visit the FLL website to learn more about the program.

Concerts on the Common Summer Schedule

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The Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Concerts on the Common Series kicked off on June 17 with the band "Playing Dead". The schedule for the rest of the season is listed below. All concerts begin at 5PM.

  • June 17 - Playing Dead (Greatful Dead Cover Band)
  • June 24 - Glamour Girls (50’s & 60"s Pop)
  • July 1 - The Corvairs (50’s to the 90’s)
  • July 8 - The Nowheremen (Beatles cover)
  • July 15 - Nightwork (Blues)
  • July 22 - Burnin Bass Band (Southern Rock)
  • July 29 - Reminisants (50’s)

Rep. Dykema Votes for More Funding for Local Transportation Infrastructure

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Yesterday Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) joined her House colleagues in voting to bring additional funding to local communities for road and bridge repair, including projects for the Town of Hopkinton.

“Transportation infrastructure is vitally important both for our growing economy in Metrowest and for our quality of life,” said Dykema. “I’m pleased we were able to include provisions in this bond bill that will allow us to access state funding for important local projects.”


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