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Video: Keep Smilin' 4 Abbie 2nd Annual Field Hockey Fundraiser

The 2nd annual Keep Smilin 4 Abbie Field Hockey Fundraiser was a success and helped raise $20,000 in funding research and raising awareness for anaphylaxis. Keep Smilin 4 Abbie was set up in honor of Abbie Benford who passed away from an anaphylactic reaction at the age of 15.

For more information go to www.keepsmilin4abbie.org

In the first video: See highlights and hear from Father of Abbie, Stephen Benford. Stephen talked about the progress KeepSmilin4Abbie has made and the festivities at the 2nd annual field hockey event. Also in the 1st video President of Weston Nurseries and member of the community team in the Field Hockey match, Peter Mezitt talked to HCAM news about taking part in the event.

In the Second Video: See highlights from the Field Hockey matches and interviews with players from the Hillers and the Hillers Alumni team. In the First game, the Community and Parents ended in a 1-1 tie. In the 2nd game, the Alumni took down the Current Hillers 1-0.

Cross Point Associates Sends Open Letter to Hopkinton Community regarding Downtown Parking

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The owner of the former Colella's property, Waltham based "Crosspoint Associates" Managing President John Hueber recently sent an open letter regarding parking in the downtown area. The letter stated that Crosspoint Associates would like to share their parking spaces while parking options downtown are "limited". "We want to encourage you to frequent your downtown and enjoy all that the local businesses and restaurants have to offer. Therefore we would like to share our parking lot with the community for use while enjoying the downtown when parking options are limited."

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Video: Enter Stage Left Theater Cast talks "Taming of the Shrew"

From Thursday July 30th through Saturday August 1st, many locals enjoyed a night at the town common for a free viewing of Shakespeare's' "Taming of the Shrew" from the Hopkinton Center for the Arts "Enter Stage Left Theater" program. Under the direction of Thomas Kee, the play was a success and the performers enjoyed taking part in the outdoor production.

In the below video you can see scenes from the play and some of the cast talks about the production; The 2 main characters in the play "Kenneth" played by Alex Wersted from Hopedale and "Petruchia" played by Barbara O' Toole from Worcester and also "Baptiste" played by Barbara Kessler of Hopkinton.

To view an HCAM News interview with the Director of the play, Thomas Kee click here.

Also be on the lookout for the full production of "Taming of the Shrew" airing soon on HCAM!

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Video: Art on the Trail 2015

This August, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and the Upper Charles Trail Committee hosted their first Hopkinton Center Trail Art Walk. The Art Walk has an array of outdoor sculptures at highly visible sites along the Center Trail. Bird houses with designs can also be seen a long the trail. Groups and artists that helped create the work along the trail include; Michael Lisnow Respite Center, The Hopkinton Senior Center, Golden Pond, The Serenity House and Girl Scout Troop 85290.

Toward the beginning of the trail you will see a colored sand and pebbles design entitled "Carpet" by Upton Native and artist Lauren Scheuer, the piece is inspired by Middle eastern carpet designs. Another piece here is entitled "Hope Imagined, Hope Realized" was created by Town Clerk Geri Holland a long with the Serenity House. The piece features a big nest with among the contents Inside displaying positive messages.

Saturday September 19th at 2pm, Local Poets will be along the trail, the poets are using the trail and the artwork as influence for orginal poems to be read during the September 19th ceremony. Art on the trail will be displayed until September 26th, so you can walk or jog the trail while looking at some fantastic artwork.

One of the pieces of work features colorful spiderweb designs and is called Grandmother Spider, it was created by Artist, Cathy Weaver Taylor. On her website Cathyweavertaylor.com she describes the piece as "recycling of discarded material to make something new that shines in the light reminding us of Grandmother spider connecting us all in this fragile piece we call the web of life."

To see more, view the video below.

Officers Save Lives As A Result of Narcan Administration

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On Sunday August 2nd at approximately 6:00pm officers were dispatched to a possible overdose at a local convenience store. Upon arrival Officers O’Neil and Powers found a 19 year old man unconscious. Officers observed the man’s lips to be blueish and could only detect very shallow respirations. Officers administered a dosage of Narcan and the patient quickly came to consciousness. Members of the Hopkinton Fire Ambulance assumed treatment of the patient and transported the man to a local hospital.

Eleanor Elizabeth Brooks, 94

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Eleanor Elizabeth Brooks, of Hopkinton and formerly Holliston, died on July 29, 2015 when her heart gave out -full of gratitude and shortly after a small family reunion at her home. She was 94 years old. She was born in Ellis, Nebraska to Charles and Maud Hemphill in 1921.

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Video: Hopkinton's Jimmy Hervol Wins Mass Junior Amateur Championship

Jimmy Hervol of Hopkinton hit 4 under par (209 overall) to capture his first Mass Junior Amateur Championship. Davis Chatfield of Locust Valley GC finished 2nd hitting 2 under par.

A few other notabe Hopkinton results include: Geoff Holler finished 4th hitting 2 Over Par, Connor Henderson finished 13th hitting 7 Over Par. You can see more results by clicking here.

To read the full story click here.

To see the highlights of Hervol's Tournament victory, watch the video below.

Video is courtesy of: www.ontheoutsproductions.com/

Amendments to Transportation Planning Documents Released for Public Review

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The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will release draft Amendment Five of the federal fiscal years (FFYs) 2015–18 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and draft Amendment One of the FFY 2015 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for a 30-day public review period, which will begin on Monday, August 3, 2015, and end at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

Can you see clearly now?

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For those of us getting older, perhaps not so much. Vision can deteriorate as we age (reading glasses, anyone?), and eye disorders become more common as we get older as well. Just four conditions, in fact, affect nearly 37 million adults over 40 in the U.S.

Town of Hopkinton Seeks a Part-Time (16 hour) Dishwasher/ Kitchen Worker for the Senior Center

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Do you enjoy working with the seniors? Would you like to work in a very friendly and welcoming environment?

Under the general supervision of the Senior Center Director, the Dishwasher/Kitchen Worker will be responsible for cleaning all dishes, cooking utensils, and equipment; kitchen maintenance and support services in the provision of meals for the Town's Senior Center programming. Hours may vary but are generally between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

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