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Hopkinton Cultural Council Seeks Funding Proposals

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Proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science projects due October 15, 2011.

The Hopkinton Cultural Council has set an October 15, 2011 postmark deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community.

According to Council spokesperson Jean Bertschmann, 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.

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Brush and Leaf Recycling Open Through End of Week

Minivans and SUVs stuffed full of branches were a common sight at Hopkinton's Recycling Center over the long weekend as cleanup continues in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. The recycling center offered extended hours over the Labor Day weekend and many residents spent the day gathering fallen branches in their yards and dropping them off at the Brush and Leaf Center.

Historic Society’s Opening Program

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At 2pm on Sunday September 11th the Hopkinton Historical Society will present its first program in its restored one room schoolhouse since major restoration started more than seven years ago. Chuck Joseph, local historian and former high school history teacher in Hopkinton, will present pictures and stories of Hopkinton from the 1900’s though today. Program is free for all and does not require a reservation.

August 2011 Shoot Photos

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What happened in Hopkinton in August? Pictures tell the story. From end of summer photos, to photos from Tropical Storm Irene, here are HCAM's photos for the month of August.

Facebook "Likes" up to 665!

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Facebook "likes" are up another 13 in just one week from 652 to 665! Thank you to all our of viewers, readers and fans for your support and keep those "likes" coming. Help us reach our goal of 700 by the end of September!

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No Support for Expanded Gaming in Hopkinton

The Board of Selectmen held an open forum on Wednesday night to discuss the newly revived bill for expanded gaming at the State House and to gather input from residents how they felt about a possible casino in Milford.

Before the discussion was opened up to community members, Selectman Chair Todd Cestari asked his fellow board members to weigh in briefly. None of the board members supported expanded gaming and all were concerned with the possibility of a casino locating in the neighboring town of Milford.

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Site Work Underway for Price Chopper

Work is underway at the corner of West Main and South Street as the site work begins at Hopkinton Square for the 40,000 square foot Price Chopper Supermarket.

Work has began on the pad on which the store will be built. The arrival of the pad is scheduled for early fall and will be followed by an official groundbreaking ceremony for the new store.

Based in Schenectady, New York, Price Chopper stroes are found throughout the northeast, but the new Hopkinton store will be the most eastern location. The grand opening of the new store is planned for the summer of 2012.

Chicken Barbecue on September 11

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The Woodville Rod & Gun Club is having its 84th Annual Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, September 11 at 1:00 p.m. Adults: $12.00; Seniors: $8.00 and Kids 12 and under only pay $5.00. This has always been a fun filled event with games and raffles.

For tickets call 508-435-4148 or visit the club on Rte 135 in Hopkinton. Thanks .

MIssing Person Found

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Lt. Chuck Wallace of the Hopkinton Police Department announced this morning that the missing person, Mr. Gaunya, has been located in town and is fine.

CAA Call for Art for On the Edge Exhibition

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The Cultural Arts Alliance of Hopkinton (CAA) is issuing a call for art for its On the Edge exhibition that will take place September 30 – October 28 at the CAA Gallery. The exhibition is being juried by Jane Young of the Chase Young Gallery in Boston. First prize is $300 and a solo show, and second prize is $150 and a solo show.

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