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26.2 Foundation Continues Support for Hopkinton's Schools

In 2006, the 26.2 Foundation, then known as the Hopkinton Athletic Association, spearheaded the funding, design, and construction of new bleachers for the Hopkinton High School athletic field. Collectively, the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) and the 26.2 Foundation donated $350,00 to fund this project that is now enjoyed by the students and families of Hopkinton. Since 2006 and for a total period of 10 years, the 26.2 Foundation will make its $10,000 payment to the Hopkinton Public Schools while the B.A.A. contributes its portion in payments of $25,000 per year.

26.2 Foundation Executive Director Tim Kilduff presented this year's contribution in person to the School Committee at their meeting on September 12, 2013. Watch the HCAM News video as Kilduff delivers the check and talks about future plans to continue the unique relationship between the 26.2 Foundation, the B.A.A. and the Boston Marathon, and the Hopkinton Public Schools.

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Fun Activiites for Residents of Golden Pond During National Assisted Living Week

Throughout the week of September 8th, Golden Pond celebrated National Assisted Living Week, a week long event that recognizes the connections between residents, family and staff members and the efforts, small and large, of every individual in a community that turn a residence into home for countless assisted living residents.

This year's theme, which was recognized in assisted living facilities around the country, was Homemade Happiness. And as part of the week long celebration, residents had the opportunity to take part in special activities and events including a visit by jewelry vendor Periwinkle Metal Designs, a chance to play volleyball and a pizza party, complete with homemade pizza sauce.

Watch the HCAM News video to get a firsthand look at some of the fun at Golden Pond throughout the week.

Gosule Takes Initial Steps to Run for Senate

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Victims’ advocate Les Gosule today announced that he is exploring a run for the Massachusetts Senate by setting up a campaign account.

“For 13 years I worked to pass Melissa’s law. I got a firsthand view of how bills can be bogged down in the legislative process year after year. It’s time to put people ahead of politics. That’s why today I’m taking the first steps to test the waters for running for the State Senate,” said Gosule.

Golden Pond Names Katy Tavares as New Executive Director

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Golden Pond Assisted Living, an independent lifestyle and assisted living community, has named Katy Tavares as its new executive director.

Tavares brings more than 18 years of experience to her post where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the community. Golden Pond is located at 50 West Main Street in Hopkinton.

Tough Loss for Boys Cross Country Against Norton

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In temperatures close to 100 degrees for their first home meet, the Hiller Boys Cross Country suffered a tough loss against Norton with a final score of Hopkinton 35, Norton 20.

Coach Fairbanks said, "Yes, it has been a long time."

The boys team was undefeated last year and finished in 1st place. The previous season the Hillers had one loss and tied for 1st place, but Fairbanks said the team is not yet out of it.

Hopkinton's Kyle Driscoll finished first with a time of 17:00 flat, even in the heat. Complete results are attached below.

Meet and Greet the New Superintendent on September 17th

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There is a lot of excitement in the air about how the new Superintendent of Hopkinton Schools, Dr. Cathy MacLeod, is poised to lead the school district through myriad challenges.

The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet and Greet the New Superintendent event on Tuesday, September 17th at the Faith Community Church. Doors will open at 7:30 am with the program scheduled to begin at 8:00.

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Vineyard Church Program Focuses on Spiritual and Physical Health

Vineyard Church Family Life Pastor Areli Biggers wanted to create a class for women at the church that combined exercise with spirituality. After reading the book "Running by the Book" by Corrine Baur, Biggers was inspired to base her class off of the principles of that book. The class, which is designed for women of all abilities, follows the book's 12-week guide of positive empowerment, with each week focusing on a different topic that relates the messages of bible scripture back to the challenges of exercise and pushing through adversity.

The 21 women in Biggers' class have been working extremely hard to meet the end goal of the program, to complete a 10k. At the end of the twelve weeks, the class will be participating in the AFA Veterans Fun Run in Bedford on November 9, 2013.

Although the class has been in session for a few weeks now, Biggers encourages all who are interested to still join the class, which meets Thursdays at either 9:30am or 6:30pm for cross training and on Saturday mornings for runs.

For more information about the class, visit Or contact Biggers at

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Football Fundraiser Raises Over $1,000

Under the Friday night lights on September 6, the Hillers won their scrimmage against North Middlesex Regional High School 33-31. However, the game was not just a tune-up for the team's first regular season game at Wayland High School on the 12th. It was also a fundraiser in honor of the memory of former Hopkinton High students Evan Girardi and Tommy Weaver. Over $1,000 was raised from community donations at the game to benefit both the Live4Evan and the Tommy Weaver B+ (Be Positive) foundations.

The Hillers first home game kicks off on September 20th at 7pm against Nipmuc Regional High School.

Virginia “Ginny” Callander, 64

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Virginia “Ginny” Callander, 64, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday,
September 9, 2013 at her home surrounded by family. Born in Freeport, NY,
she was the daughter of the late Mary (Byrns) and Cedric Callander.

Ginny was a long time employee and Corporate Event Manager at the
MathWorks. She grew up in Newton, MA and attended the University of
Massachusetts. Ginny loved to decorate her home, write, travel, and spend
time with her family and in particular, her granddaughter.

Laine Elizabeth Christman, 41

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Laine Elizabeth Christman, 41, of Baltic, Connecticut and Formerly of
Framingham, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 from an accident at her
home. Born in Concord, MA she was the daughter of Sharon (Fritz) and
Richard Batten of Boylston, MA. Laine was the wife of Marc Christman of
Baltic, CT to whom she was with for 20 years .

Laine was involved with many Fife and Drum and Bagpipers and Drum Corps.
She was also active with an internet Mother’s Discussion Board for 12 ½
years along with many other Caring and Support groups.


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