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Pink Drink Night Raises $16K for Library Expansion

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250 ladies celebrated the start of summer at Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s “Pink Drink Night” on Wednesday, June 24. This fun night of tasting and shopping raised $16,000 for the Library renovation and expansion project set to break ground this fall.

Guns and Public Health

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The medical field of public health typically takes in a variety of topics affecting large populations, such as infectious disease, environmental hazards, or sexually transmitted diseases. Now, say physicians, you can add guns, or more specifically, gun safety, to the list of subjects.

Mary L. Bridges Defrancisco, 85

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Mary L. Bridges Defrancisco, 85, of Hopkinton, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Kathleen Daniels Nursing Home in Framingham. Born in Saxonville, she was the daugther of the late Stanley and Mary (Rousseau) Flannery.

She leaves 5 children, Bill, John, Susan, LuAnn and Robin; 5 brothers, Richard, Gene, Ernie, David and Robert; 5 sisters, Maureen, Patricia, Dorothy, Cathy and Barbara. She was the sister of the late Stanley, Raymond, Frederick, Joan, Marlene and Phyllis.

B.A.A. Announces 2016 Boston Marathon Registration Dates

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Registration Opens Monday, September 14, at 10:00 a.m. ET

BOSTON - Registration for the 2016 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used for the Boston Marathon in 2013, 2014, and 2015, allowing the fastest qualifiers in their gender and age group to register first.

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: June 21st-June 28th

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 88.6 degrees, the lowest was 49.6. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 68.8 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 73.2%, the peak was 89% while the lowest was 36%. Wind Speed averaged 1.7 MPH, while reaching a high of 13 MPH. Precipitation accumulated 3 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.

Fatima Day in July at the Shrine in Holliston

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On Monday, July 13, the Xaverian Missionaries will hold the traditional Fatima Day celebration in honor of Our Lady. It is going to be our third Fatima Day of 2015. This year’s theme is on Our Blessed Mother Mary in the writings of St. Guido M. Conforti, founder of the Xaverian Missionaries. There will be a sing-along at 6:30 PM with Mass at 7:00 PM. At 8:00 PM, there will be a Rosary and Candlelight procession followed by refreshments served in the Shrine’s Hall. The main celebrant and homilist will be Fr. Joe Matteucig, sx. Fr.

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Video: Ashland Legion Baseball Highlights 6/26 vs Hudson and 6/29 vs N. Chelmsford

June 26, 2015
Hudson (5-1) defeats Ashland (1-4) 6-5

W.P. – Ken Manero L.P. – Greg Holler

Hudson: Ben Palatino (3-4, 2R, 2B, 2SB)
Ashland: Mitch Porter (3-4, R, SB)

Recap:
Top 3rd - Hudson scores 5 runs.
Evan Cain Steals Home on Error (1-0), Steve Rivela RBI Single scores Ben Palatino (2-0), Tyler Hudson RBI Single scores Steve Rivela (3-0), Brendon Keady reaches on error, Luke Chiasson Scores (4-0), Corey Thompson RBI single scores Hudson (5-0 Hudson)

Top 6th - Hudson scores 1 run.
Evan Cain RBI single scores Ben Palatino (6-0 Hudson)

Bottom 6th - Ashland scores 4 runs.
Brendan Thurber 2 RBI double scores Nick Porter and Nick Burns (6-2), Jake Obid Sac ground-out scores Mitch Porter (6-3), Mike Messier RBI single scores Thurber (6-4 Hudson)

Bottom 7th - Ashland scores 1 run
Trevor Gustavson RBI double scores Nick Porter (6-5 Hudson)

June 29th, 2015
Ashland (3-4) Defeats North Chelmsford (3-1) 7-1

W.P. – Tom Onsi L.P. Mitch Mondro

Ashland: Nick Porter (2-3, Sac, BB, RBI, 2R)
Ashland: Mitch Porter (3-3, Sac, 2 RBI’s)
Ashland: Tom Onsi (5+ IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4 K’s)

Recap:
Bottom 1st - Ashland scores 3 runs
Mitch Porter 2 RBI single scores Brendan Thurber and Nick Porter (2-0), Mike Messier RBI single scores Nick Burns (3-0 Ashland)

Bottom 2nd - Ashland scores 2 runs
Nick Burns Sac Fly-Out scores Brendan Thurber (4-0), Trevor Gustavson RBI Double scores Nick Porter (5-0 Ashland)

Top 3rd - North Chelmsford scores 1 run
Derek Adamson RBI single scores Nate Brinkerhuff (5-1 Ashland)

Bottom 4th - Ashland scores 1 run
Mitch Porter RBI single scores Brendan Thurber (6-1 Ashland)

Bottom 6th - Ashland scores 1 run
Nick Porter RBI single scores Brendan Wolfe (7-1 Ashland)

Ashland is now 3 and 4 on the season! To see Ashland roster click here.

Ashland Schedule **HCAM and WACA Broadcasts
Tuesday 6/16/15 Ashland - 9 @ Tyngsboro - 8
Wednesday6/17/15 Medford - 8 @ Ashland - 2**
Thursday 6/18/15 Sudbury - 7 @ Ashland - 1**
Friday 6/19/15 Lowell - 6 @ Ashland - 4**
Friday 6/26/15 Hudson - 6 @ Ashland - 5**
Saturday 6/27/15 Ashland - 13 @ Medford - 0 F/5
Monday 6/29/15 N Chelmsford - 1 @ Ashland - 7**
Tuesday 6/30/15 7:00 PM Ashland @ Hudson
Wednesday 7/1/15 7:00 PM Ashland @ Natick
Thursday 7/2/15 7:00 PM Ashland @ Lowell
Tuesday 7/7/15 5:45pm Billerica @ Ashland**
Wednesday 7/8/15 6:00 PM Tyngsboro @ Ashland**
Thursday 7/9/15 5:45 PM Ashland @ Billerica
Friday 7/10/15 7:00 PM Ashland @ Sudbury
Monday 7/13/15 5:45 PM Natick @ Ashland**
Tuesday 7/14/15 6:00 PM Ashland @ Newton
Wednesday 7/15/15 5:45 PM Ashland @ N Chelmsford
Thursday 7/16/15 5:45 PM Newton @ Ashland**

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Hopkinton Marine will be at Center School July 2nd to talk about the U.S. Flag

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As we near Independence Day, Flag of Hope is proud to announce that Bob Lavoie, a Marine who proudly fought at Iwo Jima and witnessed the flag raising first hand will be at Center School in front of Team Hoyt's statue, sharing some great stories about the battle and what the US Flag means to him. It's not what you would expect. Come talk to Bob and thank him for his service. The event is set to begin at 10:00 am.

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Video: HCAM News 6-19-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, we’ll tell you about the Hillers Basketball Camp, The class of 2015 had their senior night ceremonies and Hillers softball played a couple post season games but first, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito met with local business leaders and town officials at town hall to discuss the community compact cabinet, which is an effort set forth by the Statehouse to work more closely with Massachusetts cities and towns.

Grand Opening of Sandy Beach Postponed to Tuesday.

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Hopkinton Parks and Recreation has postponed the Grand Opening of Sandy Beach to Tuesday, June 30th 5:30-7:30 due to impending weather. It looks like much better beach weather next week for a celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony.

It will be an informal, fun, family-friendly event and enjoy the new and improved Sandy Beach!!!!!!!

There will be Hot dogs & Chips, Lemonade, an Ice Cream Truck and Parks and Rec will be selling beach passes as well, and maybe some 300th anniversary items too.

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