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New Exhibit at HCA Celebrates The Art of Painting

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– The Hopkinton Center for the Arts has announced the opening of the Artists of NewHAT exhibit, running November 4-18, 2014. The exhibit features still life and landscape paintings by eleven artists from throughout the region and includes a public opening reception on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the HCA Farmhouse (98 Hayden Rowe St., Hopkinton, MA).

Give Blood with the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce

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The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Golden Pond and the MetroWest Medical Center to give back to the community by hosting a blood drive. All blood collected is kept local, used by patients at Framingham Union, Leonard Morse and Saint Vincent Hospital. Your donation is truly benefiting your MetroWest community.

Help Your Teen Make Connections While Reading

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She’s been reading her history book for half an hour. But when she closes the book, she says, “I can’t keep my mind from wandering. How will I ever remember this stuff?”
Here’s a way to help your teen focus when she reads. It will help her pay attention and make connections between the things she is learning and the things she already knows.

Start by dividing a sheet of paper into four quarters. In the top left quarter, have her write a big exclamation point. This stands for “I didn’t know that!”

Winter Parking Ban Starts November 15

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The DPW wishes to remind all Hopkinton residents of By-Laws pertaining to the parking of motor vehicles during the winter months.

Traffic Rules and Orders, Town of Hopkinton, Article lV, Section 8 “It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, other than for an emergency, to park said vehicle on any street between the hours of 1:00am to 6:00am from November 15 through April 1.

Article X, Section 1 By-Laws Town of Hopkinton

Planning Board Hears Sidewalk Plans for Ash Street

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During their November 3 meeting, the Planning Board unanimously voted to remove three trees and an additional tree if necessary along Ash Street as well as alter two stone walls in order to allow a sidewalk to be installed on the scenic road. At the last Town Meeting, $1.5 million was granted for the installation of sidewalks in different areas of town. Although it was the Planning Board who recommended the sidewalk be installed and it is a town project, abutters agree that this will help to make Ash Street safer. Present to speak on the issue was DPW director John Westerling.

Winter Parking Ban

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The DPW wishes to remind all Hopkinton residents of By-Laws pertaining to the parking of motor vehicles during the winter months.

Traffic Rules and Orders, Town of Hopkinton, Article lV, Section 8 “It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, other than for an emergency, to park said vehicle on any street between the hours of 1:00am to 6:00am from November 15 through April 1.

Hopkinton Historical Society Harvest Supper and Silent Auction

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On Friday, November 7, the public is invited to enjoy the 28th Annual Harvest Supper sponsored by the Hopkinton Historical Society. The event will be held from 6 pm to 9 pm at St. John’s Parish Center, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton.

Holiday Mosaic Workshop at the Hopkinton Public Library

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Carrie Malandrino will lead participants in making personalized door mosaics for the holidays on November 19 at 6:30 PM. Use one of our templates or create your own design!

This program is made possible by the McGovern Trust.

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Video Segment: Fire Station Open House

The Hopkinton Fire Station recently invited the public down for an open house. Children and Adults were allowed to check out the equipment and take a look inside the fire trucks. Children got to test out some of the equipment such as the fire hose and stokes basket. I caught up with the organizer of the event Bill Krauss of the Hopkinton Fire Department.

"Want to get to know the public, we want the public to get to know us. We coordinate this week with fire prevention week to raise awareness of fire safety such as smoke detectors, exit plans, stop drop and roll for the kids." "For activities we have fire truck rides, rope rescue demonstration, games with water and a band playing to create a warm atmosphere for their kids and families."

Fran Clark gave us a look at a stokes basket which is used for high and low confined space rescue. "There's 6 members of the Hopkinton Fire Department that are part of the search and rescue team." Clark mentioned that it does not take a whole lot of effort to pick someone up with the basket and many of the children at the open house enjoyed taking a ride in the basket.

Get Ready To Sleep In, Daylight Saving Time Ends Nov. 2

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There's no need to hit the snooze button on Nov. 2, because the end of daylight saving time will give you that extra hour of sleep you've been craving -- if you live in an area that observes the time change, that is.

Clocks will fall back to standard time Sunday at 2 a.m. Smartphones with automatic date and time settings will make the change for users; but people with analog clocks and watches will have to manually set their timepieces back an hour. (We suggest making the adjustment before bed on Saturday night.)

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