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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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Video: HCAM News 12-4-2015

On this edition of HCAM news, Hopkinton High School honored outstanding alumni with the first ever Top of the Hill Ceremony, Adult Services Librarian Heather Backman explains another new resource for downloading e-books and audio-books at the Hopkinton Public Library and Courtney will get you up to date with everything coming up on HCAM with our HCAM insider.

St. Paul's Invites all to "Blue Christmas" Service December 20th

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For many people, Christmas can be a difficult time and a painful reminder of what has been lost. For those dealing with financial strain, depression, grief, or illness, the holidays can be anything but happy. To acknowledge this sadness and loneliness, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church invites the public to a special non-denominational “Blue Christmas” Service on Sunday, December 20, at 5:00 p.m. This service will include readings, music, candle lighting and silence and will focus on the hope and healing God offers to each one of us. All are welcome.

Lose it for the Library!

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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.

Eliza Wadsworth McMechan Bridges: An American Life

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Eliza Wadsworth McMechan Bridges, born in Mississippi in 1870, was the daughter of Hopkinton native Linnie Wadsworth and William McMechan. After tge loss of both parents before her first birthday, Eliza was brought back to Hopkinton by two of her maternal aunts where she was raised by Frances E. Wadsworth and her husband Daniel T. Bridges. An 1892 graduate of Smith College, Eliza went on to earn a law degree from Boston University.

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