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Weather Trends in Hopkinton: August 23rd - August 30th 2015

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 88.3 degrees, the lowest was 51.6. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 70.6 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 78.8%, the peak was 98% while the lowest was 37%. Wind Speed averaged 1 MPH, while reaching a high of 6 MPH. Precipitation accumulated 0.04 inches last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

Volunteers Needed for 300th Celebration Weekend

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HOPKINTON!

The 300th Anniversary Committee is throwing a birthday party for the town on September 12-13, 2015. We have food, music, entertainment, FIREWORKS and a PARADE, but WE NEED YOU!

Please volunteer to help us on the day of the events. You can help on Saturday, September 12 at “Light up the Night” or on Sunday, September 13 at the parade. We need help with parking, event set up and clean up, and other general support.

All volunteers will receive an event t-shirt and reserved parking.

The "Dirty Divas" win Hopkinton Women's Softball League Championship

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The championship game of the Parks and Rec Hopkinton Women's Softball league took place Wednesday night (September 2nd) at Carrigan Field. The league plays from June through September. The championship was won by the Red Team a.k.a. "The Dirty Divas" led by Kristy Willadsen finished with a record of 11 and 0 for the season. The green team led by Kate Hayward came in 2nd place.

Hopkinton Garden Club invites you to visit them at Polyarts

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The Hopkinton Garden Club will have a booth at the Hopkinton Polyarts Fair on Saturday, September 12th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Town Common. To enhance your fall garden, we’re offering glass flower decorative art as well as beautiful mums. We’re also having a bake sale. While you’re enjoying a sweet treat, find out more about the Hopkinton Garden Club. We encourage community spirit through town beautification and look forward to sharing our enthusiasm about gardening.

Hopkinton Public Schools Public Notice

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Special Education Child Find Notice
Under federal and state special education regulations, Hopkinton Public Schools has a duty to locate, identify, refer, evaluate and, if eligible, provide a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities who reside in the town of Hopkinton. For parents or guardians of children ages 3-21 years of age who have a disability or developmental delay, and who would like more information, please contact Dr. Karen Zaleski, Director of Student Services and Child Find Coordinator, at 508-497-9850.

Editorial: No to Crosspoint

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A friend saw my "No CVS" mailbox sign and asked "Where do you get your prescriptions filled?" "CVS!" I replied. A case of gotcha? Not at all. Since the day we were all shocked to learn that the new owner of the Colella's building had chosen CVS as a replacement, I have happily shared these three key points:

1 - I am not ANTI-CVS
2 - I am not PRO Hopkinton Drug
3 - I am ANTI-Crosspoint selecting CVS as the tenant of Hopkinton's landmark downtown building.

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Photo slideshow of the Claflin Fountain Installation

The restoration of the Claflin Fountain on the town common took years of planning and months of work. After taking down the deteriorated old fountain with ease, the installation of the major pieces of the restored fountain took about 18 hours throughout 2 days and lots of twerks and adjustments to make sure the fountain was installed just right.

Sculptor of the fountain Jeff Buccacio and his team featuring Keith Murray of New England Air, Al Medeiros and Paul Ferreira of O.B. Hill Trucking& Rigging worked hard through 2 hot and humid days to get the fountain installed and as you can see in the photo video slideshow below, it came out amazing!

Be on the lookout for video footage of the installation coming soon and see a lot more photos of the Claflin Fountain Installation at: http://www.sceneinhopkinton.org/p599568641

A Matter of Balance at the Senior Center

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Do you have concerns about falling? A Matter of Balance is a program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. The program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.

You will learn to:
- view falls as controllable
- set goals for increasing activity
- make changes to reduce fall risks at home
- exercise to increase strength and balance

Two to Tango: Scenes from "The Lion in Winter" and "Visitor from New York"

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From the dark and stormy war of passion and will in the 12th century realm of England’s King Henry II, to a contemporary clash of bi-coastal emotional cultures, James Goldman’s “The Lion in Winter” and Neil Simon’s “Visitor from New York” take us on a bittersweet tour of life, love, and love lost.

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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