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Video: CrossFit Resilience Owner Explains "Lose it for the Library" Program

Owner of CrossFit Resilience, Drew Carnase stopped by the HCAM studios to talk about "Lose it for the Library" the program is meant to help people get in shape while helping the Hopkinton Public Library expansion project. You can read about the program or check out the interview below. For more information on the program check out

"Have you been thinking about getting in shape in 2016 or turning the page on a healthier diet after the holidays? CrossFit Resilience (CFR) has just the program for you: “Lose it for the Library!” - a weight loss challenge for Hopkinton starting January 7, 2016.

“We’re very excited to be offering this comprehensive program, which will motivate participants to exercise more regularly and make healthier food choices,” says Drew Carnase, owner of CrossFit Resilience. “We’ve been looking for a meaningful way to combine a donation to the hugely important new Library building project with what we do on a daily basis. We’re hoping that the Hopkinton Weight Loss Challenge will help the participants to start next year off in a really positive way – feeling great about their health and about the state of the Library project."

The Challenge runs for one month from Thursday, January 7, 2016 to Friday, February 5, 2016. The cost to participate is $30 - half of this program entry fee will be donated to the Library Building Project; the other half goes to the male & female winners. In addition, each male and female winner will be offered a free month’s membership at CFR. Winners will be determined by the largest percentage of weight lost during the 30 day Challenge period. Registration and initial weigh-in must take place prior to Thursday, January 7th, 2016. You must be 17 years or older to participate.

“We are thrilled to have CrossFit Resilience joining HPLF in writing the next chapter of our beloved Hopkinton Public Library,” commented HPLF Chairperson Laura Barry. “It’s wonderful having the support of local businesses in town, engaging the community and driving action for a great program along with awareness for much needed improvement of an important community hub that will benefit current and future generations.”

CFR has put together a fantastic package that also includes: a starter packet with healthy food and exercise choices, access to a closed group Facebook community to share tips & successes, weekly emails on nutrition and workouts during course of challenge, access to 3 free Saturday workouts at CFR, and discounted membership for all participants. Best of all, the program combines a healthy start to 2016 with a contribution to our new Library.
For detailed information and to register for the Challenge, visit the CFR website. For more information on the new Library building project, please visit the HPLF website and the HPLF Facebook page.

About CrossFit Resilience
CrossFit Resilience (CFR) is a box (gym) dedicated to your success where our goals are to have you overcome challenges, to achieve incredible results, and to have the time of your life doing it. CrossFit is for everyone. All exercises can be scaled to accommodate every level of fitness. One of the things that separates us from other fitness facilities, and even other CrossFit boxes, is our determination to actively monitor your progress. We work with all members to establish goals and then we provide the tools to track results. For more information, please visit the CFR website and find us on Facebook.
About Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc.

Founded in 2011, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc. (HPLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to raise private funds to support the state-of-the-art restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. HPLF has raised over $700,000 for the Library project. HPLF appreciates the Hopkinton community’s tremendous response, and asks for the community’s continued support. Gifts in any amount are welcome and appreciated, and are tax-deductible. For more information about how to build with us through 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library, and the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Library, please visit the HPLF website and the HPLF Facebook page."

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Video: HCAM News 12-11-2015

On this edition of HCAM news, Hopkinton Drug hosted their annual open house, we have highlights from the exciting Hillers-Clockers Thanksgiving football game and seniors on the Hillers reflect on their final year in High School, but first the Hopkinton Police Department announced the promotion of two sergeants serving on the department to lieutenant.

Enter Stage Left Theater Audition Announcement

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Enter Stage Left Theater invites high school aged male and female students to audition for its upcoming May production of Brought to Light: A Millennium of Women as Storytellers of the Stage. Directed by Mark Di Campo, this original musical revue will feature the musical works of more than 30 women who have written for the stage both on- and off- Broadway. Auditions are Friday, Jan. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. with callbacks the following Friday. Auditions will take place at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at St. Paul’s at 6:00 p.m

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton invites all of its neighbors and friends to attend its 6:00 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve service to honor the birth of Our Lord. The service will feature music by the musicians and choir of St. Paul’s and a Holy Eucharist.

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Video: Board of Selectmen Discuss Open Fire Chief Position

For the last few weeks the Board of Selectmen had 2 candidates to replace the retiring Ken Clark as Hopkinton Fire Chief. The candidates were current Framingham Fire Chief, Gary Daugherty and Hopkinton Deputy Fire Chief, Stephen Slaman. Prior to Tuesdays Selectmen meeting (Dec 15th), Framingham Fire Chief Gary Daugherty dropped his candidacy for the position.

During the Selectmen meeting, John Mosher stated he would be comfortable allowing Stephen Slaman to take over the Chief position but would also be open to having Slaman start on an interim basis. Todd Cestari stated that he would rather have choices; "with an important decision like this, i'm much more comfortable with it having be a difficult decision versus a no decision, it's no reflection on Mr. Slaman, but I think we should get ourselves into a position where we make a choice from multiple candidates."

Brian Herr seemed a bit indecisive towards the topic as he was skeptical towards how another search and interview process would produce a result that is different than the current. Herr stated that he does like the idea of having choices and is a bit "wishy-washy" on the topic. John Coutinho felt that Stephen Slaman should be put in as Interim Chief and the search should be opened back up to be "absolutely sure" the right choice is made; "we owe it to the townspeople to make sure we do our best job."

John Coutinho stated that the committee did not take a position on the third candidate and since one of the two candidates dropped out, other candidates should be considered.

Selectmen Brian Herr asked to hear from the Chair of the Personnel Committee Rob Levenson who backed Deputy Chief Slaman as becoming the permanent Chief; "we made a commitment to you that any candidate we recommended would be able to do the job, we also said we weren't going to present multiple candidates just for the sake of presenting multiple candidates... we did the screening." Levenson was in disagreement with opening another search process.

In the end the Selectmen voted to allow the Town Manager to enter into negotiations with Stephen Slaman to be the Interim Chief. A new search or interview process is expected to start very soon for the permanent Chief position.

Run the Marathon for the Friends of Hopkinton Senior Citizens

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Do you want a chance to be an official runner in the Boston Marathon? The Friends of Hopkinton Senior Citizens, Inc. has bibs available. This is an excellent opportunity for the Friends to raise needed funds for the Center and for runners to have a chance to participate. For more information, please call either Pat at 508-864-9947, or Judi at the Senior Center: 508-497-9730.

Make Your Teen’s Volunteer Time More Successful

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Teens volunteer for many reasons. Volunteering helps them make a difference, develop new skills, explore careers, have fun and feel good about themselves.
Share these tips with your teen to make volunteering more successful:

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Video: Chamber of Commerce Honors 300th Anniversary Organizers

The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce honored the 300th Anniversary Committee and the Friends of the 300th Anniversary Committee at their annual holiday celebration. The 2 groups worked together to plan a year full of events to celebrate Hopkinton's 300th birthday. Selectmen Chair, Ben Palleiko and State Representative, Carolyn Dykema both issued proclamations to 300th Committee Chair, Jean Bertschmann and Friends of the 300th Committee Chair, Ann Click on behalf of the countless hours of dedication and work in planning the events.

Members of the 300th committee include: Jean Bertschmann, Hanan Cohen, Michelle Murdock, Scott Richardson and Craig Stanley.

View highlights of the Chamber of Commerce Celebration below.

17th Annual St. John's Community Christmas Concert

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St. John the Evangelist Church is hosting their 17th annual free Community Christmas Concert, featuring the Southeastern Massachusetts Community Concert Band and the St. John Children's Choir, on Sunday, December 20 at 3:00 PM. The church is located at 20 Church Street in Hopkinton. There is a voluntary admission donation to Project Just Because of hats and mittens for toddlers, or underwear for children of all ages new in the packaging. Everyone is welcome to the concert, especially families and little ones.

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Video: 300th Anniversary Celebration Closing Ceremony

In the first video: Hopkinton's 300th anniversary officially came to a close with a ceremony at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Board of Selectmen Chair Ben Palleiko thanked chair of the "Friends of the 300th Committee" Ann Click and chair of the "300th Anniversary Celebration Committee" Jean Bertschmann with Hopkinton related gift baskets for all the hard work they put into organizing the year long celebration. Eric Sonnett of the Parks and Recreation Commission presented Chair of the Claflin Fountain project Lenny Holden with a citation thanking him for the effort. Two aerial shots of the 300th anniversary celebration fireworks that will be hung in town hall were revealed at the closing ceremony and a group of quilters unveiled a 300th anniversary quilt that will hang in the Historical Society. Joe Regan and John Foster unveiled the homemade 300th anniversary bench that will house a time capsule to be opened at the 350th anniversary.

In the second video: View the HCAM News recap video, played at the ceremony of all the 300th Anniversary events that took place throughout the year.

You can view pictures of the closing ceremony here: here.


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