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DPW Adds More Days for the Recycling Center

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Please be advised that Town of Hopkinton Recycling Center, located on Route 135 at the Hopkinton/Westborough Town Line, will be open on Sundays this Spring beginning April 21, 2013 for five consecutive weeks for Leaf and Brush Disposal and Spring Cleanup.

Additional dates and times are as follows:
Sunday April 21, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday April 28, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday May 5, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday May 12, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday May 19, 2013; 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Jump Rope Demo at Elmwood School

They do pushups, jump on pogo sticks, and shoot hoops...all while jumping rope. The Miscoe Hill Skippers, a middle school jump rope team from Upton, get a chance to show off their impressive skills at a select number of schools each year. And on March 28th, Elmwood students were treated to the Skippers' blend of grace and athleticism.

The performance was a reward for Elmwood's continuous support of the American Heart Association. For the past nineteen years, the school has raised over $180,000 as part of the AHA's Jump Rope for Heart program, in which students raise money by jumping rope for a certain period of time. The Skippers' are a demo team for the AHA, meaning that they perform at schools across the state to raise awareness not only about the organization, but about how jump roping is a fun way to stay heart healthy. The goal of their performances is not only to inspire, but to illustrate important life lessons such as teamwork and perseverance.

The Skippers' performance, as well as the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser, coincide with Elmwood's wellness unit on jump rope. And the students were certainly inspired to jump, as the Skippers stayed several hours afterward for both gym and recess to work with many of them on improving their skills.

Save the Date: Brain Drain Seminar April 3

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The last seminar for the school year presented under the direction of the Hopkinton Wellness Committee entitled "Brain Drain - Adolescents and Addiction: Why the Teen Brain is Vulnerable", is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Hopkinton Middle School Auditorium.

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Hopkinton Wellness Fair

As a way to promote overall health and well being in the community, the HPTA, in conjunction with the Wellness Department, held its 11th annual Wellness Fair on March 9th at the High School. Over forty organizations were at the fair representing all forms of health including physical health, mental health, exercise, safety, and nutrition.

For the past few years, the HPTA has also held its Summer Activities Fair alongside the Wellness Fair, in which attendees have the opportunity to learn about approximately thirty New England-based summer programs.

Watch the HCAM News video for highlights of the program.

To see photos from the event, visit the HCAM photo website

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Hopkinton Drug Kicks Off Health Lecture Series

Hopkinton Drug kicked off its popular Health Lecture Series on February 21 with a presentation from Dr. Richard Mulroy about Joint Replacement. Thanks to HCAM volunteer Tom Dings, the complete lecture was recorded and is currently playing on HCAM-TV, Comcast channel 8 and Verizon channel 30. For a preview of the show, watch the HCAM News video below.

To check the HCAM-TV schedule for air date and time, Click Here.

The program will also be available shortly for online viewing.

Hopkinton Drug Hypothyroidism Lecture Canceled

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Due to the forecast of inclement weather, Hopkinton Drug has canceled Dr. Blanchard's lecture on hypothyroidism, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 7th, 2013.

Hopkinton Drug has rescheduled Dr. Blanchard's hypothyroidism lecture for Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 7 PM at the Hopkinton Senior Center.

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Guest Chef Day at Elmwood School

On Thursday, February 14, students at Elmwood School were treated to pumpkin smoothies as part of Guest Chef Day, a program brought to the cafeteria by Whitsons Culinary Group and Chef Kim Reynolds.

Watch the HCAM News video to see what the students thought about the smoothies.

BayPath Elder Services Needs Input to Develop Website

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Are you a caregiver for an elderly loved one or do you work as a caregiver? BayPath Elder Services needs your help.

Blood Drive to Help Save Lives

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What can you accomplish in around an hour? Well, in just one hour of your time you may help save up to as many as three lives by donating blood. And now you have a chance to do just that! The BeFree! Project and the Red Cross club are sponsoring a blood drive on the MLK Day of Giving Back, Monday January 21st at the Hopkinton Middle School from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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What to Do If You Get the Flu

Watch the HCAM News video with Dr. Michael Newstein, MD, PhD, a specialist in Infectious Disease medicine at the Milford Regional Medical Center, as he talks about what to expect for the 2012 -2013 flu season, what to do if you get the flu, and when to see your doctor.

For more information about the seasonal flu, visit the Center for Disease Control website.

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