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Easter Egg Hunt Canceled

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Due to predicted inclement weather, The Parks and Recreation’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be canceled for Saturday, 4-23-11.

The events sponsor, Hopkinton Drug Store, invites you to meet the Easter Bunny at their store on Main Street.

It starts at 11:00 AM and all the treats will be given to those who attend.

Mike Preite
Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Director

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Girl Scouts Go the Distance at Marathon Tea

On April 14th, the Hopkinton Girl Scouts held their annual Marathon Tea. This year marked an especially memorable celebration as Girl Scout Cadet Troop 73791 was honored. A marathon related patch that the cadets created was recently approved by the Girl Scouts of Massachusetts and can now be earned all across the state. The Going the Distance patch teaches those who earn it about the preparation, discipline, and dedication it takes to run a marathon. Cadets Avery McKenna, Amanda Rogers and Chloe Smith were very excited to have the chance to create a patch that celebrated Hopkinton's connection to the Boston Marathon.

Girl Scouts attending the tea celebration had the opportunity to "Go the Distance" themselves by completing a variety of activities at a number of stations. Some of the activities included learning about the history of the Boston Marathon, eating a nutritious snack, showing good sportsmanship, and exercising. The goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle, regardless of athletic ability. It is a message that struck Hopkinton Athletic Association President Michael Neece.

"The patch is just not about marathoning," said Neece. "It's about going the distance in whatever you choose to do. There's different ways you can meet the different criteria. You don't just have to run. You can do all kinds of other activities, so it's designed to be inclusive for whatever level of ability you have."

Cadet Amanda Rogers encouraged the girls in attendance to continue to going the distance in their own lives.

"Going the distance means going the extra mile," said Rogers. "People who run marathons are excellent examples of going the distance because they put a great amount of effort in training and they never give up. Going the distance means that you are determined and strong and you won't stop until you accomplish your dream. The reason why we named this patch after such a meaningful goal," continued Rogers, "is because we wanted to portray the fact that when you run a marathon you are accomplishing more than just running 26.2 miles."

In creating the patch itself the girls demonstrated many of the qualities of a successful marathon runner, as the yearlong process to get the patch approved took teamwork, leadership, and hard work. For the cadets, the end result was well worth it.

For more information about how to earn the patch, Click Here.

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Little League Opens Season with Annual Parade

To kick off the spring baseball season, the annual Hopkinton Little League parade took place on Sunday, April 10th.

Led by special guest Wally the Green Monster, hundreds of Little League players made their way from the Town Common to Carrrigan Park where the opening ceremony was held.

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"Seasonal Allergies"

Hello and welcome to another edition of the HCAM News monthly medical segment To Your Health. I’m Dr. Jim Kenealy.

The days are slowly getting longer and warmer. Have you seen that bright green aura of buds that surrounds the tree tops just prior to the leaves coming out? After a long and particularly nasty winter, it’s a welcome sight. But for the 40 million Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, it’s also the beginning of their annual battle with a season of suffering and misery.

State of the Town

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Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the annual State of the Town presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 26, at the First Congregational Church, 126 East Main Street in Hopkinton.

Beginning with coffee and conversation at 7:30AM, followed by a presentation at 8AM, this program will prove to be an informative lead up to Hopkinton's Annual Town Meeting set to convene on May 2, 2011 at 7PM. If you are interested in the state of Hopkinton's fiscal affairs, you won't want to miss this event.

“Drive thru Prayer” - Relay for Life

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Everyone has been touched by cancer, either through their own personal battle or through someone they love. There will be a fund raiser “Drive-thru Prayer” on Saturday, April 30th for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at 249 Wood St. Hopkinton. You will be able to drive through the parking area and receive a prayer for a loved one affected by cancer.

St. Paul's and Christ Church to Hold Joint Holy Week Services

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As a means of uniting together in fellowship and faith, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Hopkinton and Christ Episcopal Church in Medway will be conducting joint services during Holy Week. All are welcome to attend these reflective and spiritual services, which will take place at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, April 20
7:30 p.m. Tenebrae Liturgy Christ Church, Medway

Thursday, April 21
6:30 p.m. Simple Supper St. Paul’s, Hopkinton
7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday service St. Paul’s, Hopkinton

Weston Nurseries Grand Opening April 30

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The Grand Opening of Weston Nurseries' new Chelmsford location is scheduled for the weekend of April 30th. From 10AM to 4PM, on both Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, there will be day long activities to celebrate the opening of their Chelmsford location.

“We couldn’t be happier to have a second garden center in such a nice spot. We are grateful for the warm reception we have received from the local community and we thank the Parlee family for their generosity in helping us get up and running.” says Peter Mezitt, President of Weston Nurseries.

Kenyans Finish First in 115th Boston Marathon

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"I expect you are looking at a winner," said School Principal Ilene Silver on Kenya Day at Elmwood School. And she was right.

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenyan finished first in the men's race with an official time of 2:03:02. Fellow Kenyan Caroline Kilel came in first for the women with an official time of 2:22:36.

Hopkinton Garden Club and Marathon Quilters Host "Quilts in Bloom"

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On Tuesday, April 12, 2011, the Hopkinton Garden Club and the Marathon Quilt Guild partnered together to bring a wonderful program to the community. Robin Murphy joined the two groups at the First Congregational Church to present her 'Quilts in Bloom' program. More than sixty members of the surrounding community were in attendance. Ms. Murphy is both an expert quilter and acclaimed floral designer. The program combined both skills - starting with a quilted piece as inspiration for building a fresh floral arrangement. Ms.


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