Golden Pond Invites You To Laugh In the New Year

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Let's Laugh in the New Year!

Honor Hopkinton Alumni who Contributed to Society

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The HHS Top of the Hill Program honors alumni for their exceptional achievements and contributions to society. This program is brought to you by Hopkinton High School, The Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association, and The Hopkinton Education Foundation. Please use this form to nominate an alum.

Keep in mind that alumni must have:
1) Graduated from HHS at least 10 years ago.
2) Demonstrated a high level of achievement & made significant contributions to work, home, community or volunteer efforts.
3) Exhibited leadership, character, and service.

24-hour "Spinathon" Fundraiser To Help Pets Get Needed Medical Care

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NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. --, a national nonprofit located in Northborough, MA, is holding its first-ever major fundraiser. The 24 hour "spinathon" event called "Pedal For Paws" will run from 10am on Saturday January 31, 2015 through 10am on Sunday February 1, 2015 at the Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough, MA.

Up to 24 teams of 24 riders will be spinning on bikes for one hour per person in an effort to raise money for Pet Chance. Prizes, music and other fun will accompany the spinning, where riders are welcome to be as "competitive" or as "leisurely" as they wish.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Highlights of 2014

2014 was a very exciting year in Hopkinton, The Hillers Volleyball team took home a state championship, Hopkinton cheerleaders took home a national championship. Also in 2014 new business was introduced downtown. The town was awarded in safety and for the school systems among other categories,
a few well known town employees retired while others were promoted. Also this year Hopkinton welcomed new Police Chief Edward Lee, a handful of Hillers got the experience of winning the Legion Baseball State Championship with Milford Post 59 and playing in the regional tournament in Connecticut
and many plans were put in place for further development that should lead to a very positive future and growth for Hopkinton.

It was a terrific year overall for our town and if 2015 is anything like 2014, the future will be very bright!

Run the 2015 Boston Marathon for the Library!

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The Hopkinton Public Library Foundation (HPLF) is seeking TWO individuals to run the 2015 Boston Marathon to raise money for the Library restoration, renovation and expansion. 2015 is the groundbreaking year for the new library, as well as the Library’s 120th year serving the Hopkinton community! Last year, HPLF runners raised over $20,000 for the new Library. Join us as a member of the HPLF Boston Marathon Team, and help us to raise funds for the much-needed renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library.

Vets Breakfast January 9

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Enjoy breakfast at the Senior Center Mess Hall featuring chipped beef and other great chow on Friday, 9 January 2015, at or about 0900 hours. The regulars arrive early, so don't be late. You will be impressed by the camaraderie of many other Vets. Please invite Vets who don't receive this message. If there are transportation difficulties, call Amy Beck by 7 January 2015, 508 497-9730.

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Video Segment: Ron Eldridge Honored by Chamber of Commerce

State Representative Carolyn Dykema and Chair of Visioning Steering Group Tim Kilduff, had nothing but kind words to honor a longtime volunteer for many Hopkinton based organizations Ronald Eldridge. Ron was honored at the Chamber of Commerce annual Holiday Dinner State Representative Caroyln Dykema also presented Ron with a citation from the House of Representatives.

Ron talked to HCAM News about the event and also talked about his time as an HCAM volunteer. Ron has volunteered for HCAM for about 14 years, his work included broadcasting sports among other roles, he volunteered for the appropriations committee for 16 years, Ron also participated in various town government study committees including the voices for vision group. "I am very fortunate to be able to do a lot of things, I'm blessed with a family that supports me and wanted to see me helping out in the community."

Ron expressed how the community is successful because of the amount of volunteerism and the willingness of many to help others. "One of our former Selectmen said that town meeting was the greatest form of Democracy, I say volunteerism is the greatest exercise of Democracy and we have had a lot of people that stepped forward in civic organizations, sports organizations or town government that worked very hard to make Hopkinton a great place to live and work."

Ron talked about his experience broadcasting play by play for the basketball games at Hopkinton High School. He mentioned when he first started he was sitting in the stands next to a camera man and then years later they had their own area which enhanced the broadcasts. "One of the toughest parts of doing play by play is who you have for an analyst and for a while I had 2 coaches, Chuck Joseph and Coach Bliss, so as a play by play man I usually got about 3 words in, hello and goodnight and they took care of the rest."

Be on the lookout for the full ceremony airing on HCAM and on our website.

Foundation for MetroWest Supports Arts Programming in Hopkinton

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $7,000 grant from the Foundation for MetroWest (FFMW). The grant will support the administration of the HCA’s growing music program, which offers private and group lessons and classes for students of all ages and levels of ability.

Golden Pond Absorbs Compass Memory

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On December 23, 2014, Golden Pond announced the merger of Golden Pond Assisted Living and Compass at Hopkinton. Compass will become the Memory Support Neighborhood at Golden Pond.

In a press release by Golden Pond, they said:

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Video Segment: Treblemakers perform Holiday Tunes at Doughty Hall

The Treblemakers, connected with Enter Stage Left Theater recently packed Doughty Hall at the Masonic Lodge and the place was rocking with Christmas and holiday tunes.


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