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MLK Day Speaker Extols Responsibility and Volunteerism

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Shortly after 9/11, during the days of national shock, Sarah Varadian knew she had to do something. She listened to George Bush lash out against the terrorists and the oppressive regimes they supported. The President urged school children to give a dollar to charities that
work to educate children in areas like Afghanistan. Give a dollar to build schools where extremists condemned education, especially for women. This was the defining moment for Varadian. A dollar was a good idea, but for her, a dollar was not enough.

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MLK Day of Giving Back A Success!

20 fleece scarves for the homeless, 108 Valentines for seniors and 86 pints of blood; these are just a few of the many achievements completed at Hopkinton’s 4th Annual MLK Day of Giving Back.

For the fourth year in a row, Hopkinton residents came together on Martiin Luther King Day to give back.

"We're joining thousands and thousands of youth and adults who are volunteering on this national day of service," said Committee Chair and MLK Day creator Linda Katz.

Hopkinton Networkers Group Meets January 21

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The agenda for this Friday's Hopkinton Networkers Group (HNG) meeting will be featured by our speaker, Stephen Balzac. The facilitator for this week will be Cheryl Harvey. We will devote the first hour, from 10 to 11 AM to the following agenda: Welcome, Landings, Announcements, New Member Intros, and Needs & Leads. Please arrive early, so we can make every effort to start on time. In the second hour, Steve will talk about "Interviewing For Success: How to Find, and Land, Your Dream Job."

"Awesome Pictures"

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Check out the photos taken by Mark Collins at Hopkinton's 4th Annual MLK Day of Giving Back! MLK Committee member Anne Mattinas says they are "awesome".

The photos by Mark and others submitted from a variety of attendees from the day's activity can be viewed at Scene in Hopkinton, HCAM's photo website.

Follow the links below or check out the new drop down menus under HCAM News. Enjoy!

Photos by Mark Collins at http://www.sceneinhopkinton.org/Other/MLK-Day-2011/15493967_U9JEu#116025...

Winter Track Team Members Run with Homeless on MLK Day

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While hundreds of Hopkinton middle and high school students gathered together at the Middle School to join in a day of service for Martin Luther King Day, others travelled offsite to give back. Six members of the Hopkinton Boys High School Winter Track Team, Brendan and Kyle Driscoll, Tim Bolick, Nick Giordano, Evan Rosen and Josh Batte, travelled into Boston to help inspire the homeless in a running program with Back on My Feet.

Democratic Town Committee to Host Meeting with School Committee

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The Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee (HDTC) invites all Hopkinton residents to meet with Rebecca Robak, School Committee Chairwoman, and Richard deMont, School Committee member on Saturday, January 29 at 10AM to discuss the new school project. There will be a presentation and time for questions and answers. The meeting will take place at the Hopkinton Fire Station (rear entrance, upstairs).

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Baypath Pet Spotlight - Bruce the Bulldog

Watch the Baypath Pet Spotlight video and meet at dog who needs a home, Bruce the American Bull Dog. If you are interested in adopting him, contact the Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton.

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HCAM's Facebook Page Has Over 600 "Likes"

How many "likes" does your Facebook page have? Here at HCAM, we've reached a new milestone; we're over and above 600 "likes"! At last check, we were at 607! If you haven't checked us out on Facebook, visit our page today and click "like" and join the rest of our fans who are already receiving daily updates on the happenings at HCAM-TV.

Watch the HCAM News video segment below to learn how our presence on Facebook has grown.

Library Hosts Game Developer

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Ever wonder how those characters move around the screen in a computer game? How does that sword wielding hero know he has to walk around a wall or avoid a fire breathing dragon to fight the bad guys? The student members of the Hopkinton High School Programming Club now know how that happens.

Game Programmer and Author Dan Higgins discussed the topic with the young coders last Tuesday afternoon at the library. The January 11th library program was a follow up session to a December presentation, also done by Higgins, entitlef “Secrets of Game Development”.

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Baypath Pet Spotlight

Meet Toby, the featured cat in this week's Baypath Pet Spotlight.

To meet Bruce the American Bulldog, click here

If you are interested in adopting either pet, please contact the Baypath Humane Society at 508-435-6938 or visit their website
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