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Hopkinton Historical Society Program This Sunday

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Have you ever wondered about the day-to-day lives of our Colonial 
ancestors? A lively program by Patricia Perry, a costumed historical interpreter, will be presented by the Hopkinton Historical Society on Sunday, October 6 at 2 p.m.

Ms. Perry will explore the day-to-day customs of our colonial ancestors with costumes, props and lively conversation and cover such topics as chamber pots, the number of petticoats to be worn, bathing - or not, and manners. Were the good old days really that good?

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Highlights: 2013 Polyarts Festival

The 39th Annual Polyarts Festival was held on Saturday, September 28. Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of this annual Hopkinton tradition! Enjoy!

National Depression Screening Day October 10

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From Hopkinton Youth Services:
Mental Illness Awareness Week occurs during the week of October 6­-12, 2013. In an effort to recognize and de-­stigmatize mental illness, Hopkinton residents can take part in National Depression Screening Day.

In person Screening: October 10, 2013
Hopkinton Public Library
10 am -­ 12 pm
or

Anonymous Online Screening: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/HOPKINTON

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News from the Hopkinton Fire Department

Watch the HCAM News video for the latest news from the Hopkinton Fire Department!

In early September, Hopkinton welcomed in Sara Jordan to the community as the town's first female career firefighter.

Jordan, alongside the rest of the department, are constantly learning about new advances in equipment and training techniques. Recently, they received training on clearing the c-spine during car accidents and falls, a process to determine whether a victim has a spinal injury.

Not only is it important for the Hopkinton firefighters to stay up to date on the latest training techniques, but to educate the community as well. Every year during the beginning of National Fire Prevention Week, the department hosts an open house where community members of all ages can meet the firefighters, ask questions, and interact with the fire safety equipment. This year the event will be held at the fire station on Sunday October 6th at 11am.

Marathon Quilt Guild Bi-annual Quilt Show This Weekend

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Marathon Quilters will host their bi-annual quilt show on September 28th and 29th, 2013 at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

Show Hours
Saturday, September 28th 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, September 29th 12 noon to 5 pm

Admission is $5, or $3 for senior citizens. Children 12 and under are free.

The show will include dozens of quilts made by local guild members, a quilt boutique, quilts for sale, and a drawing for a quilt made by the entire guild.

Protect Yourself From Scams and Abuse at Holliston Senior Center

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On Monday, September 30, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Rep. Carolyn Dykema invite local seniors to an important program about how seniors can better protect themselves from scams and abuse.

The program will feature remarks from Ryan, Dykema, Police Chief John Moore, Selectman Jay Marsden and Christine Falzarano, Vice President, Eagle Bank and will address safe banking, how seniors can remain safely in their homes, and how to avoid lottery and other scams that target the elderly. Service providers will also outline what resources are available to seniors.

Natick Fire Fighters Union Endorses Karen Spilka for Congress

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The Natick Fire Fighters Union Local 1707 has endorsed Karen Spilka for Congress. Karen has the overwhelming support of organized labor in the congressional special election for the Fifth District; 34 labor groups are now backing her campaign.

Hopkinton Garden Club to Participate in "Marathon Daffodils" Project

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The Hopkinton Garden Club has joined “Marathon Daffodils” in a collaborative project designed to strengthen our community by bringing beauty to where there was unfathomable loss, mayhem and sadness.

Program Description: Marathon Daffodils

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Meet Hopkinton's Assistant Town Clerk Brenda McCann

In August, Hopkinton welcomed in Brenda McCann as the new Assistant Town Clerk. McCann joined the office as former Assistant Geri Holland transitioned into her new role as Town Clerk.

Prior to coming to Hopkinton, McCann worked in Sturbridge Massachusetts. She began working there in 2010 and became the town's Assistant Town Clerk the following year. She says that she most excited about the new opportunities and challenges of working in a larger community.

While in Sturbridge, McCann enrolled in the New England Municipal Clerks Institute and Academy (NEMCI), graduating from there this year.

For more information about the Town Clerk's office, visit www.hopkintonma.gov/home/government/departments/clerk.

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Hopkinton Youth Soccer Night at the Hillers

Hiller pride was in full force as both the girls and boys varsity soccer teams took on TVL rival Bellingham in a double header at the Fruit Street Athletic Complex on September 20th. The night also allowed for some of the Hillers' biggest and youngest fans to cheer the teams on, as aspiring Hiller soccer players from Hopkinton Youth Soccer were at the game for a night with the Hillers.

Watch the HCAM News video to hear what Hopkinton Youth Soccer player Sarah Bouvier has to say as she served as one of the ball girls for the girls game.

All of the fan support helped push the boys team to victory as they shut out Bellingham 1-0. However, the girls team couldn't rally against Bellingham, losing by a final score of 2-1.

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