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Holiday Stories at the Library

Every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, the children's room in the library is filled with children listening to Youth Services Librarian Denise Kofron read stories. The story time on December 20th was a special one though as Mrs. K. read the children in attendance holiday themed stories. Some of Mrs. K's favorites include the classic tales "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "The Polar Express".

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Responsive Classroom, A New Approach to Teaching

If you were to visit Meaghan Wiinters or Bridget Marzilli's classroom at Elmwood School, you would have the opportunity to see a new approach to teaching being used called the Responsive Classroom.

"It's an approach to teaching," said Marzilli. "It's sort of like a philosopy. It's just the idea that you want to build this community within your classroom so that kids feel confident and safe."

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Gallery G is Open!

It's a busy time of year at Angel's Garden Center as the holiday season approaches and customers shop for that perfect Christmas tree. For the second year in a row, while looking for that tree, customers can visit Gallery G, an art exhibit housed in an unused greenhouse and the brainchild of Steven Doherty, the brother of Angel's Garden Center owner, Jeff Doherty.

Watch the HCAM News video below to learn more about Doherty and the other local artists who are exhibiting their work at Gallery G through the first of the year.

Hopkinton History: The 1955 Granite Street Fire

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Hopkinton Fire Department and HCAM-TV Photographer Dick Bartlett shares this story of a tragic blaze that occurred in Hopkinton exactly 56 years ago.

Hopkinton Cheerleaders Ask For Your Support

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The Hopknton Varsity Cheerleaders will be representing Hopkinton High School at the 2012 United Sates Spirit Nationals at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. While they are very fortunate to have a chance to compete, this also means that they will need to finance the trip for 19 athletes and two chaperones. The estimated cost of the trip is approximately $18,000.

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MetroWest Tourism & Visitors Bureau Ready for Business

Business owners, municipal officials and organizations representing nineteen MetroWest towns attended the Breakfast Launch of the MetroWest Tourism and Visitors Bureau on Friday, December 9 at the Sheraton Framingham.

The Visitors Bureau was signed into law last summer, but the breakfast was the official kick off of this collaborative effort designed to spur economic development in the MetroWest region.

Watch the HCAM News video to see highlights from the breakfast, including excerpts of the speakers, including Senator Karen Spilka who was instrumental in establishing the bureau.

Let Keefe Tech Build Your Dream Home!

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Keefe Technical School in Framingham is now accepting applications for their 2012/2013 House/Garage Building Program. Students from Keefe’s Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing Programs will construct your dream home or garage from the ground up!

Residents from Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton and Natick may apply if they own property or have an option to buy property.

Please contact John Brochu at (508) 416-2255 for an application.

Application deadline has been extended to March 30, 2012.

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Chamber of Commerce Honors Six Local Businesses at Holiday Party

Six local companies celebrating significant anniversaries were recognized by the Chamber of Commerce at the Holiday Party held at the Hopkinton Country Club on Wednesday, December 7th.

The evening's events were kicked off by Chamber President Bob McGuire who introduced the six companies.

  • E.L. Harvey and Sons -- 100 years
  • Golden Pond - 20 years
  • Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects - 35 years
  • Perkin Elmer - 30 years
  • Wayland Realty - 50 years
  • The Hopkinton Independent - 12 years

Selectmen Hear Feedback on Downtown Plans

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Several residents and downtown businesses voiced their dissatisfaction with the plan for downtown improvements presented to selectmen at their meeting last night, claiming that the plan was not the same one prepared by consultant The Beta Group and presented at two recent public hearings held by the Downtown Initiative Steering Committee (DISC).

Check Your Water on Saturday

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Water/Sewer Manager Eric Carty informs us that construction crews will be working on the fire pumps located in Liberty Mutual on Saturday December 10th.

"There is a chance the water may be discolored while the pumps are in operation," said Carty. "We ask that you please check your water before using it and after the work is completed you may need to run your faucets to clear your lines. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."

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