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Lois Marie Byrd Petrich, 84

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Lois Marie Byrd Petrich, 84, of Hopkinton, passed away unexpectedly at Metrowest Medical Center on Thursday, April 16, 2015. She was born in Houston, Texas on January 22, 1931, to Juel Byrd and Thelma Thompson. Lois married Glenn Petrich on July 24, 1948; they lived in several cities due to his military career before settling in Tomball, Texas and eventually divorcing in 1976. She was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1967 and defied the odds by beating her cancer. Lois served as a bookkeeper for her brother Kenneth’s tax assessment business for many years before retiring in 2003.

Hiller Girls Tennis 3-0 Beating Medway

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Hiller Girls Varsity Tennis Team hosted the Medway Mustangs on Wednesday a took them in 5 straight sets. Maria Parfenova had her first varsity start, winning at second doubles with Devon LaMachia 6-2, 6-2. The Hillers League Record is 1-0 and Overall Record: 3-0. The Lady Hillers will be off practicing during their April Break and will return to Action on Monday, April 27 when they travel to Ashland for a 3:30 pm match.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton H.S. Honors Artwork on Display at Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Currently on display at the Hopkinton Center for the arts is the artwork of 11 student artists from Hopkinton High School who were chosen by instructors and peers to have their work displayed as part of the Hopkinton High School Honors art exhibit. The display will be open to the public at the Center for the Arts until April 25th.The exhibit features paintings, sculpture, drawings and more. Kelly Grill, Executive Director of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts is always amazed about the quality of the artwork; "we marvel at the work every year, these artists are exceptionally talented.. it's definitely one of the biggest shows, we can't say enough about the talent, we're just so amazed these are just high school kids.. the talent is exceptional and we love having them here."

Featured Student Artists:
Annie Dumas
Victoria Feng
Lauren Hazzard
Chryssanthi Barris
Max Charteris
Mia Coutinho
Maggie Siegfried
Emily Joyce
Maddie Juffras
Sara Freedman
Graham Kulig

Video 1: Meet some of the artists and get a look at the exhibit

Video 2: Visual Art instructor Colleen Gianino and HCA executive director Kelly Grill talk about the exhibit.

Brian Karp Announces Run for School Committee

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Dear Hopkinton Residents,

My name is Brian Karp, and I am pleased to announce my candidacy for School Committee.  My decision to run came after the School Committee approved the 2015-2016 school calendar eliminating traditional days off for religious holidays.  I believe that the School Committee's action erodes family values − values that help make our community strong.  

The Hop Swap is Back

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Save the date, Saturday, May 2, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at the High School Cafeteria. Hop Swap is an amazing community tag sale whose proceeds go to the HPTA and Hop Mom's Group. Fill a bag for $15, or for $10 if you donate items to the event.

We are looking for donations that are in good, clean condition. Donations may include: Children's clothing size newborn to 14, kids sporting equipment, maternity clothes, toys, bikes, DVD's, costumes, kids shoes and other gently used children's items.

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Video Segment: First Hopkinton Baby in 2015 Welcomed by Board of Selectmen

The 300th Anniversary committee was in attendance at the last Board of Selectmen meeting as the first Hopkinton baby born in 2015 was welcomed by the Selectmen. Lyla was born to Mark and Nina Hendrick January 8th 2015. Jean Bertschmann, Chair of the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Committee presented a donation to Lyla's college fund.

Annual Town Meeting Warrant

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The Annual Town Meeting Warrant has been released, and can be found here. If you have any questions, you may contact the Town Manager's Office at 508-497-9700. Town Meeting is scheduled to take place May 4th, 5th and 6th at the Hopkinton Middle School auditorium.

Town of Hopkinton Senior Center Seeks a Part-Time Van Driver

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The Hopkinton Senior Center is seeking a part-time (12 - 19 hours) van driver. Under the general supervision of the department manager or assistant, the position performs van transportation services for senior citizens, assists with loading packages onto and off of vehicle, record keeping, general cleaning and reporting of vehicles' maintenance requirements and attendance of mandated classes. Position performs other duties as needed.

Qualifications - Applicants must meet the following to be considered qualified for this position:

My Life, My Health: Self-Management

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The Hopkinton Senior Center will host a free workshop called My Life, My Health: Self-Management. This is for people 18 and older with long-term medical conditions and takes place on April 29, May 6, May 20, May 27, June 3 and June 10 from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM. You will learn disease related problem-solving, ways to deal with pain and stress, and more! Call Marlene Troupes or Joyce Raum at 508-497-9730 to register. You must attend 4 out of 6 sessions to be a full participant.

Arts in Bloom Exhibit Returns to Hopkinton Center for the Arts

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Juried exhibition presented in collaboration with the Hopkinton Garden Club

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