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Camp Bailout Returns this Summer

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In coalition with the Ashland Fire Department and the Ashland Board of Selectmen, Camp Bailout Summer Program will be held, for the eighth consecutive year, July 16-20, 2018.

Camp Bailout is a week long program designed to educate young women on firefighting and emergency service skills, in a dynamic and fun environment. The week long curriculum is interactive and physically challenging, where the girls will gain strength and knowledge while building confidence and leadership skills.

Video: Marathon Runner, Becca Pizzi Speaks at Hopkinton Middle School

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This past winter, for her 2nd time, Marathon Runner Becca Pizzi out of Belmont, MA completed 7 marathons on 7 different continents in 7 days. Becca became the first female to complete the 7-7-7 challenge in 2016 and in 2018 took home the Female title once again. Becca's next big event is the upcoming Boston Marathon. She spoke to students at Hopkinton Middle School about her experience completing a marathon on seven different continents. View more about Becca Pizzi in the video below and at www.BeccaPizzi.com.

Video: Girl Scout Troop #65040 Hosts Annual Edible Book Festival

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On Friday April 6th, Girl Scout Troop #65040 hosted the annual edible book festival. Participants had the chance to try to earn a top 3 spot in three different categories: Family, Children and Adult. View scenes of the great work and the winners announcement below.

Hopkinton Marathon Committee to Honor Veterans on Patriots’ Day in “Year of Service” at 122nd Boston Marathon Start

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In honor of Patriots’ Day, the Hopkinton Marathon Committee (HMC) honors local veterans at the start of the Boston Marathon each year. Since 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the military relay that took place instead of the traditional marathon during World War I in 1918, the Boston Athletic Association has called 2018 a “Year of Service” and is recognizing people who serve their community in many ways, including volunteering and public service.

Hopkinton Marathon Committee Selects Starters for 122nd Boston Marathon

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HOPKINTON, MA (April 10, 2018)—The Hopkinton Marathon Committee (HMC) has selected three past members of the Hopkinton Marathon Committee as starters; former HMC chairman Rob Phipps will start wave two, Al Rogers, wave three, and Anne Marcy, wave four. The Boston Athletic Association will announce the starters for wave one and earlier starts later in the week.

Friends of Whitehall Spring Clean-up April 21st 2018

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The Friends of Whitehall ‘s 13th spring lake and trail clean-up will be held on Sat. April 21st 2018 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. April 21st is also Park Serve Day and our clean-up is coordinated with the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Please come to the boat landing/parking lot at Whitehall State Park on Wood St. (rte.135) to sign in and then be assigned an area of the trail or shoreline around the lake to clean up debris and the refuse from the windy winter. The trails have been quite damaged due to the weather. We will also clean up some of the roadsides near the lake.

Heart, Courage, and Sweat: The Kids’ Marathon Show: April 16 – May 3 at HCA

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You’re eight years old. How do you imagine the experience of running a marathon?

Welcome to Heart, Courage, and Sweat the Hopkinton Center for the Arts’s annual exploration of how elementary school artists imagine and depict the marathon experience.

In the drawing of Clara Vanguri, age 7, the race route whips and swerves through hills, churches, traffic cones, and road signs from start to finish in just 14 horizontal inches, under a bright sun and a hovering helicopter.

MEMA to Host Functional Exercise for the 2018 Boston Marathon

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FRAMINGHAM, MA – On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), in collaboration with the Boston Athletic Association (BAA), the 8 cities and towns that host the Marathon, and the dozens of local, regional, state and federal agencies that support public safety operations for the event, will conduct a large-scale functional exercise for the 2018 Boston Marathon.

Hopkinton Public Schools Athletic Field Public Forum

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The Athletic Field Sub-Committee will be hosting a Public Forum on the Turf Field Project on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7 pm in the High School Library.

Please come to learn more about the project proposal. Break out sessions including community use of the fields; Q&A with the manufacturer of the organic infill; and project funding will be facilitated, and there will be ample time for questions and statements from the community.

Community Notice: Appropriation Committee to Present Budget at Public Meeting April 12th

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The Appropriation Committee will hold a public hearing to present the FY2019 comprehensive town budget, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM at HCAM TV-Studio, (Lower Level), 77 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA

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