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Video: HCAM News talks with Town Manager Norman Khumalo

HCAM News recently caught up with Town Manager, Norman Khumalo to talk about some happenings in town. We talked about 4 longtime Hopkinton town employees who retired this year; Fire Chief, Ken Clark (44 years working for the town) Police Lieutenant, Chuck Wallace (30 years working for the town), Town Clerk, Geri Holland (nearly 20 years working for the town) and Town Treasurer, Maureen Dwinnell (nearly 27 years working for the town).

I also asked the Town Manager about the Fire Chief situation, town meeting calendar and about some of the upcoming projects and tasks town hall will be working on. With town meeting and elections quickly approaching, Mr. Khumalo mentioned that the Town Meeting Warrant will be opening February 2nd and closing on March 3rd. The Town Manager encourages anyone who wants to put together an article to contact town hall and they would be happy to help.

Check out the interview below.

The Healthiest Years of Your Life: Hopkinton Holistic Health Speaker Series

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Golden Pond Assisted Living is hosting a series of talks at 50 West Main Street in Hopkinton. Each talk takes place at 7:00 PM, and light snacks and beverages will be available at each talk.

February 4 - Natural Easy Weight Loss
Without torture diets or extreme exercise. Feel fantastic when you look in the mirror!
Dr. Geoff DeOauka offers scientifically proven methods to lose weight easily without starving, counting calories or extreme exercise. Make this the year you lose the weight.

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Video: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities 2016

For the 10th year, the Hopkinton Youth Commission hosted Martin Luther King Day activities. The "day on, not day off" brings together volunteers, scouts and residents for various activities to benefit charitable organizations and causes. The day kicked off with food and coffee donated by Dunkin Donuts on South Street in Hopkinton followed by a speech from Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli who talked about today's society compared to the days of the civil rights movement.

After the speech volunteers talked to HCAM News about the various activities taking place in the Brown gymnasium to help the sick, benefit charitable causes, and local organizations.

Volunteer students, scouts and middle school staff featured in the below video include: Charles Rockwood, Hayley Glassburn, Ali Boyer, Ana Dionne, Jessica Urlage, Veronica Lee, Melissa Hayes, Sarah Gallagher, Helen Aghababian, Emma Bograd, Ali Scimone, Anna Mezitt and Maria Wheeler.

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Video: Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli Martin Luther King Day Speech

Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli gave a speech at the Middle School auditorium to kick off the 2016 Hopkinton Youth Commission, Martin Luther King Day festivities. "Dr. Ciaramicoli is a Hopkinton resident and Chief Medical Officer of Soundmindz.org. He has written several books and his newest edition, The Stress Solution, will be published in June. Dr. Ciaramicoli will share his views on stress, empathy, giving, and service in our Society,"

Dr. Ciaramicoli compared current social conditions to the time of the civil rights movement; "Dr. Ciaramicoli notes that the lack of empathy and interpersonal connection increases stress and lack of trust."

Dr. Ciaramicoli noted that stress levels in current American society are high and talked about how stress can be correlated to negative health affects. He noted some eye-opening survey results during his presentation; "Stress in our society is very significant, 70% of teenagers say that they suffer from stress on a daily basis, 50% of adults say they wake up in the middle of the night due to stress, 75% of American workers say that they experience stress in an emotional or physical way on a daily basis."

To view the presentation, watch the video below.

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Video: Martin Luther King Jr Song Circle 2016

The Hopkinton Youth Commission hosted their annual Martin Luther King Jr song circle. This year the event took place at the newly renovated Hopkinton Center for the Arts and featured performances from: Take 4, Amanda Maffei, Julia Lotvin & Friends, FUZE, Barbara Kessler and a big finale featuring all the musicians together.

The performances celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In the first video you can see highlights and hear more about the event.. in the 2nd video, check out the Grand Finale performance featuring all the singers.

Diehl Campaigns for Lamb for State Committee

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Holliston, MA ...Today Marty Lamb, candidate for State Committee, was joined by Rep. Geoff Diehl, who was one of the Chairman of Yes on 1, at his kick-off fundraiser.

The Imamia Muslim Foundation Sunday School Presents: MLK Interfaith Celebration

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The Imamia Muslim Foundation Sunday School will be hosting an "MLK Interfaith Celebration". Sunday January 17th, 12:30pm-3:30pm at 115 Wood Street in Hopkinton, representatives of various religious institutions in the area will speak. The Interfaith celebration will also feature student performances and refreshments.

More Details in file above.

Agenda:
12:10
Guest Arrival at prayer
Amman

12:30 PM
Program Overview & Introductions
Sr. Sabila/Amman

12:45 PM
Recitation of Holy Quran
Br. Abu Idris/Student

Networking Works Program

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Welcome in the new year with a new you! Now is the Perfect Time to do something about your Resolution to find a New Job or a new Career Direction!

The Massachusetts Council of Aging (MCOA) is launching a new Regional Networking Group program right in your local area to support and assist people 50+ years old who are looking for a new job or guidance in transitioning into a new career direction.

Town of Hopkinton seeks a Fire Chief

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The Fire Chief & Director of Emergency Management, for all intents and purposes, and in accordance with MA General Laws, is a strong Chief and will serve as a member of the Town’s Executive Leadership Team. This is a highly visible position within the Hopkinton community. Exceptional entrepreneurial, strategic and operational leadership, strong collaboration internally and externally, as well as sound financial and human capital management skills are basic expectations.

50 Chinese Families Contribute $6,200 for Library Restoration, Renovation and Expansion Project

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Hopkinton Public Library Foundation. Inc (HPLF) has received an inspiring boost in its fundraising for the planned restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library from a group of local residents – about 50 Chinese families who have banded together to contribute $6,200 to the project, including donations from about a dozen kids as young as 4 years old.

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