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Networking Works!

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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.

If you are unemployed and actively looking for work, underemployed and looking for a new career direction, or recently retired, not ready to stop working and looking for your "Encore Career", this program is for you!

DeSena Running 5th Boston Marathon Raising Funds for Live4Evan

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Brian DeSena, a classmate of Evan Girardi at Loyola University Maryland will be running his 5th Boston to support the organization founded by Evan's Hopkinton High School friends. The organization's mission is to improve the quality of life for patients and families affected by cardiac disease. You can support Brian by donating here: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/brian-desena/evan

Hopkinton Library Celtic Event at Senior Center

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Our annual Celtic event is coming around again! Alan O'Hare will lead "Tales and Songs of the Seanchie" at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 23 at the Senior Center at 28 Mayhew Street. Mr. O'Hare is a Seanchie, a storyteller from the ancient Celtic tradition, who will guide you along the path of cherished tales.

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Video: Greyhound Friends Pet of the Month: Lanie

In the upcoming months on HCAM news we will be bringing you 2 pets of the month that are available for you to adopt. One from the Greyhound Friends and one from the Baypath Humane Society. On this weeks episode, Louise Coleman of Greyhound Friends introduced us to a very nice greyhound-cross named Lanie.

**Update** Lanie is now available at Baypath Humane Society

Artists Invited to Submit Works for 2016 Arts in Bloom Exhibit

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) announces a call for art for one of its most popular seasonal exhibits, Arts in Bloom. Artists from the Boston MetroWest and beyond are invited to submit 2D and 3D artwork to this open juried show, which will feature one-of-a-kind floral arrangements created by the Hopkinton Garden Club. Catamount Arts’ director, and previous director of the Danforth Art Museum, Katherine French will be the 2016 juror for Arts in Bloom. The exhibit will run April 29 through June 2 in the new gallery at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

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Video: Hopkinton Police Welcome Two New Officers

At the March 8th Board of Selectmen Meeting, Hopkinton Police welcomed two new officers to the department. Brian Sanchioni, a 2011 graduate of Milford High School and 2015 graduate of Worcester State University. Sanchioni paid his own way through the police academy and graduated last February. "He's certainly shown dedication and the ambition to become a police officer" said Chief Edward Lee.

Alex Cruzvergara moved from Falls Church, Virginia. He served as an officer in Falls Church for 5 years, in that time he served as a field training officer, general instructor and with the swat team and honor guard. He won several awards for OUI prevention and enforcement.

In the video below watch as Officers Sanchioni and Cruzvergara are welcomed by the Board of Selectmen.

Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb Named Grand Marshal of the 2016 Boston Marathon

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B.A.A. to Celebrate 50 Years of Women’s Running at the Boston Marathon throughout Marathon Weekend

Community Good Friday Service at St. Paul’s March 25

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All are welcome to attend a community ecumenical service led by the Hopkinton Clergy Association that will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25. Clergy from various Hopkinton churches will take part in the service, which will also feature a sermon by Rev. Gordon Schultz of St. Paul’s. Music will include pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Marques L. A. Garrett; and will be provided by St. Paul’s musicians and the combined choirs of Community Covenant and St. Paul’s Episcopal churches. St.

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Video: Library Expansion and Renovation Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

At the May 2014 town meeting and town election residents approved funding for the library expansion and renovation project. The project cost is over 11 million, 4.5 million will be covered through state grants and another million through fundraising while the remaining amount will be covered by the town.

After a lot of hard work planning the project, fundraising and moving the library to their temporary home at 65 south street, on Friday March 11th 2016 the ground was broke officially marking the beginning of the library and expansion project. Speakers included: Selectmen Chair, Ben Palleiko, State Senator, Karen Spilka, State Chair of Library Commissioners, Mary Ann Cluggish and Hopkinton Library Foundation Chair, Laura Barry.

Family Fun Basket Raffle

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The Family Fun Basket Raffle is back! The raffle is a well-loved HPTA event. Themed baskets, created with donations from HPS families, will be displayed and raffled off. Join us on March 19 at the Hopkins Gym and Cafetorium from 12:00-4:00 PM for an afternoon of food, entertainment and activities.

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