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Boy Scout Troop 1 Provides Christmas Trees and Customer Service

Christmas trees of a variety of sizes and types line the Colella's Supermarket parking lot. It is all for Boy Scout Troop One's annual Christmas Tree Sale. The troop took over the responsibilities of coordinating the sale from the Lion's club in 2008, and greatly appreciate the town's support over the years.

The Scouts are selling both Fraser and Balsam trees. Trees range in size from 4 feet all the way up to over 10 feet. The cost depends upon the size of the tree, and can be anywhere from $25 to $95 dollars.

Family Holiday Program at Library This Saturday

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The Annual Family Holiday Program will take place at the Hopkinton Public Library on Saturday, December 3 from 2:30pm to 4pm. This is the seventh year that the library has hosted this program and once again will feature the popular Story Time with Mrs, K as well as performances of holiday classics and favorites by ESL's Tone Deft and Four Guys in Tuxes: The Duo.

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Elmwood's Meeting of the Eagles

Students, parents and teachers gathered in the Elmwood School gym on Wednesday, November 23rd for the all school meeting known as the Meeting of the Eagles.

The meeting is a long standing tradition at Elmwood and includes song and performances that showcase what the studetns have learned, as well as school standards like the Pledge of Allegiance.

November Shoot Photos

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What happened in Hopkinton during the month of November? From the delayed Senior Halloween Breakfast, to the official groundbreaking for Price Chopper, to lots of football, pictures tell the story. Click Here for all of our photos featured on "The Shoot" from the front page of our website for the month of November. Enjoy!

If you have photos or scenes of Hopkinton that you would like to share, send them to [email protected]

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Zen Moth, A Story Telling Experience

Hopkinton gained a creative venue when local businessman Jack Speranza opened his Main Street workspace for an evening of storytelling. Speranza called his new venture Zen Moth. The title blends the name of his business, the Zen Bungalow, with the name of a favorite National Public Radio (NPR) program.

On opening night, the first storyteller was Michael Sullivan, a social sciences teacher at Hopkinton High School. Libby Franck, a professional storyteller, also stepped in to present a story.

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Learn About Techsploration at Hopkins School

The 5th graders at Hopkins school recently received a visit from Tom Wahle, a former technology education teacher, who for the past 15 years, has toured schools in the New England area with his Techsploration presentation. The presentation gave the students chance to learn about the design principles behind support structures, such as bridges. Wahle broke up the lesson into two parts, a show that relied heavily on audience participation in which he taught the students about different types of bridges, and a workshop in which each individual class built scaled down models of the bridges that they had learned about at the show.

The final task at the workshop allowed the students to think creatively. Using just the pieces from the kit used to make the bridges, the students worked in teams to see who could build the tallest free-standing structure. Many of the towers the students built wound up being taller than the students themselves, and some of them were even taller than Wahle.

Wahle believes that his hands on method to teaching science principles has several advantages over more traditional teaching methods.

During his presentation, Wahle pointed out many examples of where such structures exist in the world around them.

Fifth grade teacher Shelly Moran encouraged the students to utilize the information Wahle taught them to prepare for Eggstravaganza, an annual Hopkins event held later in the school year, in which the students attempt to build a support structure that can keep an egg intact when it is dropped from a elevated height .

Both she and Wahle agree that making such real life connections are an important way for students to fully absorb the topics that they learn about in school. Ultimately, Wahle believes the secret to his success involves creating a balance between having fun and learning.

Besides the workshop on structures that was presented at Hopkins, Wahle offers workshops on a variety of other science and technology topics such as simple machines, weather, and electricity. For more information, visit the Techsploration website

ESL Holiday Concert December 11

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On Sunday, December 11 at 2pm, the Enter Stage Left’s adult chorus, the Treblemakers, and ESL’s middle school/high school chorus Tone Deft, Too, will present a Holiday Concert at the Hopkinton Historical Society located at 168 Hayden Rowe, Hopkinton.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for Stage Door Members and can be purchased online on the ESL website Refreshments will be served.

Adolescent Health Survey Results Tonight

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Topics such as substance abuse, mental health, physical activity, nutrition, bullying, cyber bullying and sexual behavior will all be discussed as the Hopkinton Schools, in conjunction with Hopkinton Youth Services, presents results from the 2010 Metro-West Adolescent Health Survey administered to both middle and high school students last fall.

CAA Hosts Holiday Drop and Shop

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The Cultural Arts Alliance will be hosting a holiday "drop and shop" on Saturday, December 10th. Children can be dropped off at the Cultural Arts Alliance, and they will entertained with games, crafts, and other great activities while you do your holiday shopping! Call 508-435-9222 or email
[email protected] to reserve a spot for your child.

Morning session 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Evening session 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
$30 per child, ages 4-12

HCAM's Facebook Page Hits 700 "Likes"

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We did it! We hit our goal of 700 likes and it's only November 24! Thank you to all of our viewers for your support and we hope that you will continue to turn to HCAM-TV for all your local Hopkinton news.

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