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October 2011 – Halloween Safety

Hello, and welcome to this month’s not-so-scary edition of the HCAM News medical segment – To Your Health, I’m Dr. Jim Kenealy.

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays – I love checking out the cute costumes on the trick-or-treaters and the chance to put my surgical skills to use on pumpkins instead of people. The opportunity to dress up and play pretend brings out the child in all of us. Halloween should be fun, and a little scary, but safe as well. With our children taking to the streets in costumes after dark, it’s important to practice some common-sense safety tips.

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Senator Spilka Hosts Senior Health Fair

On Saturday October 22nd, Senator Karen Spilka hosted a health fair geared toward area senior citizens at Keefe Tech in Framingham. Before seniors went inside, they were encouraged to get free health screenings in the eye-mobile sponsored by the Greater Ashland Lions. Inside the trailer, seniors had the opportunity to get eye exams including a retinal exam, a hearing exam, and get their blood pressure taken.

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Main Street Corridor Proposed at Zoning Advisory Public Forum

Every year the Zoning Advisory Committee, better known as ZAC, holds a public hearing to solicit input from town booards and the general public with respect to zoning changes. This year, the Chamber of Commerce presented three initiatives and amendments to ZAC at its October 18 meeting, all of which are designed to support increased economic development.

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Running with Epilepsy

On October 30, Hopkinton resident and runner Eileen Warren will be one of the 30,000 participants in the Marine Corps Marathon in Virginia. In addition to the challenge of finishing the race, Warren will be facing another challenge as a member of the Epilepsy Therapy Project team. Watch the HCAM News interview with Eileen to learn more about her connection to the marathon and how she feels that running has helped her deal with her epilepsy.

Cub Scout Holiday Wreath Sales

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Hopkinton Cub Scouts in uniform will be going door-to-door taking orders for holiday wreaths from now until Friday, November 11. The cost is $13 for a 22” wreath (fits most doors) with a 6-loop red bow and $17 for a 32” wreath (good for large windows) with an 8-loop red bow. Wreaths will be delivered starting Thanksgiving week. If you are buying a wreath this year, please consider buying one from a Cub Scout in your neighborhood.

Car Seat Checkpoint

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The Hopkinton Police and Fire Departments will be holding a car seat inspection at the Fire Station on Saturday, November 5, from 1pm to 4pm. Stop by for a free car seat inspection by Nationally Certified Technicians. No appointment necessary!

For questions, contact Firefighter Patrick Gross at 508-497-2325 or Officers Stephen Buckley or Linda Higgins at 508-497-3401.

Community Conversation with the School Committee; Note Location Change for First Meeting

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The School Committee will be a hosting a conversation with the community regarding planning for our elementary schools. To maximize attendance and participation, three dates will be offered and the format and topics will be the same at each event. Attending one of these meetings will empower residents to participate in developing the next proposal to address the challenges that exist across our school facilities. Please make time to join us at one of these three important events:

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    Peace Begins With You and Me

    Although Peace Day was officially September 21, here in Hopkinton some of the related activities have continued into October. Watch the HCAM News video as Cheryl Melody performs at the Hopkinton Public Library.

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    National Drug Take Back Day October 29

    On Saturday October 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Hopkinton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

    This effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

    • The program is anonymous.
    • Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules accepted.

    Photos, Photos and More Photos!

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    HCAM's Mike Torosian was busy this weekend; from the Pep Rally at the high school, to the homecoming football game and the Dig Pink Volleyball match, Mike was on scene filming and taking pictures.

    We are hoping to air the replay of the Pep Rally on Thursday, October 27th and all of Mike's photos can be viewed on our photo website Scene in Hopkinton.

    For Pep Rally photos, Click Here.

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