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Rick & Dick Hoyt are Coming to Elmwood

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Elmwood Elementary School in Hopkinton is excited to announce that Rick and Dick Hoyt will be visiting our second and third grade students to share their message that "Together - You Can Do Anything!" This visit is sponsored by the Hopkinton parent Teacher Association, and will provide an opportunity for students to hear Rick and Dick's story up close and personal. The event takes place on Tuesday, March 3rd at 1:10 PM in the Elmwood School Gymnasium. This event is also open to the Parents of Elmwood students and invited guests.

Greyhound Friends has an Instagram!

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Greyhound Friends, a no-kill shelter for greyhounds and other hounds, now has an Instagram page. Pictures of dogs that are available for adoption will be posted daily. To follow them, search for Greyhoundfriends.

Marathon Fund Committee Awarding Scholarships

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The Marathon Fund Committee will be awarding 6 - $1,000 scholarships, 3-female, 3-male, to graduating high school seniors who are residents of Hopkinton. Applications are now available at the selectmen's office in the town hall or in the guidance department at Hopkinton High School.

Snow Removal from Elmwood School Roof

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This memo serves to inform you about the build-up of snow on the Elmwood School roof. As always we are keeping an eye on the snow loads on all school roofs in Hopkinton. The HPS Buildings and Grounds Director has been consulting with the Hopkinton building dept. Early last week the building inspector and Dir. of HPS Buildings and Grounds determined that because the snow was so light there was no cause for concern. When hearing there was another storm on the way with the potential for substantial accumulation, HPS contacted a contractor that we have used in the past to remove snow.

All Invited to St. Paul’s Ash Wednesday Services February 18

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will mark the beginning of the Lenten Season with an Imposition of Ashes and Holy Eucharist at 7:00 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, February 18. All are welcome to attend.

St. Paul’s is located at 61 Wood Street/Rte. 135, Hopkinton, and is called to be an embracing, nourishing and life-giving community in Christ. St. Paul’s members believe they are called to care for each other, for the community and for the world. For more information call 508-435-4536 or visit St. Paul’s website at www.stpaulhopkinton.org.

Hillers Cheer to Host Beer and Wine Gala

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The Friends of Hiller Competitive Cheer is sponsoring a Beer and Wine Gala to benefit our National Champion Hiller Cheerleaders on Feb 28th. It will be a great event and an opportunity to socialize with friends, family and neighbors. The will be a raffle and prizes! Please tell share this with you social network!! It will be a great time! See you there!

The event will take place at St. John’s Parish Hall on 20 Church Street in Hopkinton.

Saturday, Februay 28th 6:00pm-9:00pm

Cost is $25.00 Per Person

Meet Maxwell

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The love of your life is waiting for you here, or at Baypath Humane Society. Maxwell is a love bug who wants nothing more than to curl up on your lap or to while away the afternoon playing with toys. He'll do best with older children and gets along with most kitties.

The adoption fee is waived for Maxwell through Valentine's Day!

Alzheimer's Disease for Caregivers

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Staff from Hopkinton Health Center, Geriatric and Adult Day Care, will present on Alzheimer's Disease for Caregivers at the Hopkinton Public Library on Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 PM. Lori-ann Sumner has a Master's degree in Social Work and diplomas in Whole Health Education and Wellness Coaching. She will provide an informative session for caregivers on symptoms of Alzheimer's, behavior changes, skill development and self care for caregivers, options, and resources.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Public Library Celebrates 120th Birthday

The Hopkinton Library enjoyed cake, music by Fuze and also cupcake decorating and a magician for the kids as they celebrated their 120th birthday. Director Rownak Hussain talked about the event. "We worked with the 300th anniversary to coincide with their kickoff weekend...120 years we have been in this building and in the next couple of years we are hoping to be in a new building." Rownak is excited for the next chapter of the Library.

Longtime Adult Services Librarian and now Seattle resident Susan Marshall was in attendance to celebrate the library's 120th birthday. Susan talked about the beauty of Seattle and credited the quality of the libraries but mentioned that unlike library's in Seattle the Hopkinton Library is the heart of the community. "I wish I could bottle all of my wonderful conversations and everything so on a dreary day when I haven't had anyone to talk to I could just open the little bottle and say.. come out.. yay I'm happy again."

In the second video President of the Friends of the Library Beth Mezitt talked about some of the programs going on and items for sale the Friends had at Hopkinton Library's 120th birthday. The Friends of the Library fund-raise to earn money for things that are not in the library's budget such as the copy machine lease, museum passes and furniture. The Friends of the Library had various items for sale including Hopkinton wooden buildings and signs donated by the country plus store as well as wine charms. The friends are also selling copies of a book entitled "The Common Uncommon" by author James Ward, which tells the history of the houses that surround the town common. The Friends also had raffle tickets for monthly drawings of vegetables and herbs from Long Life Farm. Talia LaPointe volunteered fundraising as she will be running the Boston Marathon as a Friends of the Library Sponsor.

Some of the Programs coming up at the Library sponsored by the Friends of the Library include:
Wednesday March 25th 7:00pm - Chuck Joseph tells the History of Hopkinton
Wednesday April 29th 7:00pm - William Martin talks about his new Book "The Lincoln Letter"

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Video Segment: Pictures of the Blizzard Juno

Monday January 26th through Wednesday January 28th, a huge blizzard hit the area. So big that it ended up giving Worcester their 3rd largest amount of snow ever recorded and dropped over 30 inches of snow in the Hopkinton area. Here are some of the pictures from one of the top 10 biggest snow storms ever recorded to hit Massachusetts.

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