300th Anniversary Logo Winner Announced

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The winner of the 300th Anniversary logo contest was announced by the 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee at their meeting last night and the winner is Kris Waldman, Executive Director of the Cultural Arts Alliance. According to committee chair Anne Mattina, there were a total of twelve entries and five judges from the community who were not committee members.

The 300th Anniversary Committee asks that the logo not be reproduced without permission from the committee. The committee can be reached by email at [email protected].

Hillers Girls Lacrosse Team Honored at State House

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Representative Carolyn C. Dykema and Senator Karen E. Spilka were pleased to host the Hopkinton Hillers Girls Lacrosse team at the State House on January 4th to celebrate their 2011 Girls Lacrosse Division II State Championship.

The athletes were recognized for their achievements by both the House and Senate chambers and received citations to commemorate their remarkable season.

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A Moving Keynote Speech on MLK Day

Speaking about his experience growing up as the child of Holocaust escapees, and how Martin Luther King's message and example inspired his parents, School Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Landman made his keynote speech during Hopkinton's celebration of Martin Luther King Day, a personal one.

To listen to Dr. Landman's speech in its entirety, watch the HCAM video below.

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Highlights from Hopkinton's MLK Day of Giving Back

On most school holidays, it isn't that uncommon to find kids watching TV, playing video games, or catching up on some school work. But beginning in 2008, resident Linda Katz helped create an event that made Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day on, rather day a day off, for the community. Using one of MLK's famous quotes, " life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?" as a springboard, Katz created a day dedicated to community service.

Invitational Applications for 2012 Boston Marathon To Be Distributed Via Lottery

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In accordance with Section 2 of the Hopkinton Marathon Policy, the Board of Selectmen will distribute invitational applications for the upcoming 2012 Boston Marathon in the following manner:

The BAA has provided the Town of Hopkinton with 45 invitational applications for the 2012 race. Of those 45 invitational applications, 14 will be distributed directly to the Hopkinton Police Department; four will be distributed to the Hopkinton Fire Department; five to the Marathon Committee; four to the Senior Center; and one to the Hopkinton Historical Society.

Wake Up and Smell the Poetry - Saturday, January 21st

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On Saturday, January 21st at 10:30 a.m., HCAM Studios will host the first Wake Up and Smell the Poetry program of the new year with Boston poet Dan Tobin, Boston Storyteller Karen Given and Metrowest duo, Carrie Rowan and Adrienne Fawkes. Tobin is author of six books of poetry, is also recipient of "The Discover/The Nation Award", "The Robert Penn Warren Award", The Robert Frost Fellowship, The Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize and creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

Women's Art Forum - Creative Arts Round Robin!

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The Women's Art Forum is going to be celebrating the new year with a "round robin" style of sharing the arts ! The event takes place this Friday, January 20th from 7PM to 9PM at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. The visual artwork that has been submitted for the second annual Women's Art Forum is abundant and exciting. Kate Heyd will be hanging the exhibit soon and the debut of this art exhibit will be this Friday night.

Send Us Your MLK Day Photos!

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What did you do for Martin Luther King Day? Did you participate in one of the many service projects in town on this community wide day of giving back? Here is a link to some of the photos we took, but we know there are more out there! Send us your photos of your participation and we'll post them for the entire community to view.

Mail to [email protected]


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Give Blood and Give Back on January 16th

The annual Red Cross Blood Drive held in Hopkinton on Martin Luther King Day is one way residents can celebrate the day and give back to the community. As part of the MLK Day of Giving Back, students will be volunteering at the Hopkinton Middle School on January 16, from 10am to 3pm.
Listen to beFree members Catie Kelley and Jess Martel as they invite you to donate blood and give back to Hopkinton on the 5th annual MLK Day of Giving Back.

When: Monday, January 16, 2012
Where: Hopkinton Middle School
Time: 10am to 3pm

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Get Ready for Hopkinton's Martin Luther King Day of Giving Back

Monday, January 16, 2012 is Hopkinton's 5th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Giving Back. To learn how you can participate and give back, watch the HCAM News video with this year's event organizer, Margie Wiggin.


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