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Save the Date! Hopkinton's 300th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

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Friday, September 11:
- Ribbon Cutting/Town Seal Presentation
Town Hall & Town Common
- Claflin Fountain Restoration

Saturday, September 12:
Light up the Night!
Community Birthday Celebration at Middle School & High School Campus, 4:00-8:30 PM
- Fireworks!
- Live entertainment featuring Hot Acoustics & MetroWest Symphony Orchestra
- Food Trucks
- Decade Reunion Meeting Sites
- Children's Activities
- Commemorative Gifts
- Community Photo Project
- Scavenger Hunt

September Mission Retreat at Fatima Shrine

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The Xaverian Missionaries at Fatima Shrine in Holliston are offering day retreats each month on themes for the celebration of Consecrated Life, called by Pope Francis, as well as celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mission Document from Vatican II Ad Gentes. These retreats will take place at the Shrine on the Second Sunday of each Month giving those who come an opportunity to celebrate the many ways that Mission can be expressed and lived. Come to share the many Mission stories of faith and service.

Town Hall Roof Inspection

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To All Residents and Visitors:

Please note that an Aerial Drone is scheduled to be used for a roof inspection of the Town Hall the week of August 31st. Repairs to the roof will follow the inspection and are scheduled to be completed the week of September 7th.

There are no concerns with using the front entrance to Town Hall during the inspection but it may be closed for a short time when the repairs are underway.

All costs associated with the inspection and repairs are covered through an insurance claim.

Tennis Tournament Canceled

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Due to resurfacing of the high school courts the Annual Hopkinton Tennis Tournament will not take place this year.

School Super Welcomes You Back

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Dear Families,

Welcome to a new school year! We have been very busy over the summer preparing
for an exciting year ahead. We welcomed 132 new students and their families to our
district, completed curriculum work and provided professional development for
teachers and administrators.

Breast Cancer: 1 in 8, but good news, too

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Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. About one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, with three out of four developing it after age 50.

But the good news is that death rates from this disease have been declining due to better treatment, and today there are nearly three million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.

Roadwork Notice 8-31-2015

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Asphalt paving is scheduled on the following streets.

Wednesday September 2nd – Teresa Rd – From Nicholas Rd to Alexander Rd. 7am-1pm
Wood St – From Rocky Woods Rd to the Westboro town Line. 1pm-5pm.

Please expect delays and seek alternate routes when possible. More updated notices will be posted as needed.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these needed projects.

Sincerely,
Mike Mansir
Highway Manager

Doris E. Connor, 97

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Doris E. Connor, 97, of Hopkinton, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Cora (Kimball) and Herman Larter. She was the wife of the late William Connor.

Doris had worked for Farrar Fire Truck Builders in Woodville until her retirement at the age of 65 and then went on to work as a bookkeeper at Smith Mill until the age of 91. She was a member of the 4th Marine Division Alumni. She loved her dog, Iwo.

Hopkinton CFO Resigns to Pursue New Career Objectives

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On Friday, August 28, 2015, Finance Director Christopher Howell submitted, and I have accepted, his resignation from his position with the Town of Hopkinton effective September 4, 2015. He has decided to pursue other opportunities for the next stage of his career. He advises me that serving the Town in the role of CFO has been rewarding for him personally and professionally. I have come to know and value Chris as a very pleasant and likable person. I wish him the best in his professional endeavors.

TOWN MANAGER’S OFFICE

Norman Khumalo
Town Manager

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Video: Hopkinton Center for the Arts Open House shows off renovations

The Hopkinton Center for the arts has been working on renovating the barn for months and this past weekend they hosted an open house for a portion of it and Executive Director Kelly Grill was thrilled about the response; "the turnout is more than we could have hoped for...it was wonderful to see everybody and everybody coming to find out information about classes and activities going on but also just to find out about the facility." Grill said the Center for the Arts hopes to finish the entire facility in October and have a grand opening November 7th. The Center for the Arts is looking to raise $250,000 to finish the barn renovations. To hear more about the renovations, watch the video below.

Many new classes will take place at the Hopkinton Center for the arts, Artist Priscilla Levesque was in attendance at the Open House and she will be teaching a watercolor class starting September 17th.

In the video below, scenes from the open house HCAM news talked with Executive Director Kelly Grill and Priscilla Levesque previews the watercolor class.

For more information about the HCA visit: https://hopartscenter.org/

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