Hopkinton Relay for Life Starts Friday June 21

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Hopkinton's Relay for Life begins on Friday, June 21 at 6:00PM at the Hopkinton Middle School. To date, 75 teams and 724 participants have pledged over $116,000 to help fight cancer.

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Hopkinton Farmer's Market Opens on Town Common on June 16

Hoping to give the residents of Hopkinton and surrounding towns on opportunity to gather and buy locally grown produce in a convenient location, the new Hopkinton Farmer’s Market will open on the Town Common on Sunday June 16th. The move to the Common from its previous location at Weston Nurseries is the result of work spearheaded by Long Life Farm owner Laura Davis who hopes to improve community involvement.

The market will feature four vegetable and fruit farms, including Heirloom Harvest, Kelly’s Farm, The Pumpkin Farm and Long Life Farm, as well as other vendors providing grass fed beef, free range eggs and and bakery products. Also new this year will be Five Loaves Bakery, Narragansett Creamery, Wheatless Bliss, and Zoll Cellars. While the focus of the market is fresh produce, other activities are also planned, including activities for children. Each week the market will also feature a community tent, allowing local organizations yet another venue for community outreach. For opening day, June 16 Starting Line Studio will be in the children’s tent and Baypath Humane Society will be in the community tent.

To round out the market experience, Uxbridge First Night will be on hand each week, featuring delicious prepared food.

The Hopkinton Farmer’s Market will run every Sunday from June 16 through October 20 from 1-5pm and will be followed by the Summer Concert Series on the Common beginning at 5pm when the market ends. The band for the June 16th Concert on the Common will be Help, a Beatles tribute band.

The Hopkinton Market is sponsored by Hopkinton Drug, Home Instead Senior Care, Bartlett Electrical Services, Golden Pond Assisted Living and Razor’s Edge.

Disaster Medicine

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From left: Dr. James Kenealy, Dr. Mary-Elise Manuell, Dr. Paul Biddinger, through June on Physician Focus

The bombings at the Boston Marathon hit close to home for Hopkinton and Boston, the two communities that most identify with this race, and tore at the heart of our state and nation.

But the worst of circumstances can bring out the best in some people, and how the medical community reacted to the bombings has generally been regarded as a model of emergency response. That response provides the basis for discussion in Disaster Medicine, the June edition of Physician Focus with the Massachusetts Medical Society.

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Hopkins Walk to School

For the past three years in May, as part of Fitness Month in Massachusetts, Hopkins School Wellness teachers have planned the Walk to School event, which gives both students and teachers a chance to walk around the High School track before the start of school. According to Wellness Teacher Peter Torilli, not only does the program, held on May 14th this year, have physical benefits, but social and academic ones as well.

Watch the HCAM News video for more!

Relay for Life Fundraiser at Bill's Pizza May 7

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The Pink Warriors Relay for Life Team is holding fundraiser on Tuesday, May 7 from 5-8PM at Bill's Pizza. Ten percent (10%) of sales will be donated by Bill's PIzza to Relay for Life, but make sure you let them know that you are there for the fundraiser. To date, the team has raised a total of $715 and is working towards their goal of $3,000.

When: Tuesday May 7
Any time from 5-8 PM
Where: Bills Pizza
Why: Bill’s will donate 10% of sales to Relay For Life

Replacement parts

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Joints feel achy? Finding it harder to get up those stairs? Thinking about replacing a hip or knee?

Joint replacements are rising rapidly, with more than million people a year getting new joints, usually a hip or knee. And as the baby boomers approach their mid-sixties and obesity continues to be a problem, the number of replacements is expected to increase.

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.

What’s a patient to do?

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Michael Barry, M.D. and Mavis Jaworski, M.D. discuss Checkups and Screenings, this month on Physician Focus

The annual physical and other periodic screenings have been considered important steps to sound medical care, offering prevention against illness and disease. But recent studies have called this notion into question, as research has shown that such testing has had no effect on reducing disease or death, and in some cases, can cause harm.

So what’s a patient to do?

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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