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"Bring a Buck for the Bucket" on July 4th

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The Friends of the Hopkinton Anniversary Celebrations, Inc., formerly known as the Hopkinton Civic Activitites Club, Inc., is helping to raise funds for Hopkinton’s 300th anniversary. As part of their fundraising campaign, the group will have a float in the upcoming 4th of July Horribles Parade and is asking residents to “Bring a Buck for the Bucket”. In addition, funds from the bottle and can drive, held on the second Saturday of every month in Colella’s back parking lot, will also go to support the Friends efforts.

Dancers Come to Hopkinton

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All Things Senior Center
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New Research Finds Metro Southwest Region Facing Challenge Creating Next Generation of Skilled Workers

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BOSTON – Tuesday, June 26, 2012 – The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) today announced that the residents and the workforce of Metro South/West have remarkably high levels of education, but looking forward, the region faces the demographic challenges of an aging population, according to a new study released today. The report, entitled Labor Market Trends in the Metro South/West Region, is the first in a series of a joint project of EOLWD’s Commonwealth Corporation and the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

“Fill a Backpack” Items Again Collected at St. Paul’s

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In support of Project Just Because’s “Fill a Backpack” drive, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be collecting items for the program at the Church Office at 61 Wood Street in Hopkinton. Collection hours are Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The “Fill a Backpack” drive will run from July 1 to August 12. St. Paul’s invites other churches, groups, or individuals to join the Fill a Backpack Drive. Please contact the St.

Photos: Touch a Truck Fundraiser

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On Sunday June 24, the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation held its "Touch a Truck" fundraiser in the back lot of Colella's Supermarket. Fire trucks, tractor trailors, tractors and more were on hand for kids to climb on, ride and honk the horn. To see pictures, visit our photo website, Scene in Hopkinton.

Hopkinton School Committee approves contract with Hopkinton Paraprofessionals’ Union

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The Hopkinton School Committee is pleased to announce they have approved a contract with Hopkinton Paraprofessionals’ Union, SEIU Local 888, representing the paraprofessional workers in the Hopkinton School District. The newly formed union covers the General Teaching Assistants, Special Education Teaching Assistants, Library Assistants and Math Tutors. The agreement, approved by the School Committee at its June 14 meeting, covers a four year span through a one year contract dating July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012, and a three year contract covering July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2015.

Photos: Summer Music Fest at the HCA

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Here are some photos from the Summer Music Fest today at the HCA. Thanks to Jane McCloskey for sending them in! Click Here for photos.

Touch A Truck Fundraiser This Sunday

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The Hopkinton Public Library Foundation will be hosting its 1st Annual Touch-A-Truck event this Sunday, June 24th, in the Colella's parking lot from 11-2. There will be over 20 vehicles donated from local businesses that kids can climb on, pretend tp drive, and honk the horn. There will be plenty of picture opportunities!
The first hour will be "horn free" for little people with sensitive ears.

Summer Music Fest at Hopkinton Center for the Arts Today!

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A Summer Music Fest featuring continuous live music will be held at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street on Saturday, June 23 from 1:00 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy live performances by “locally grown” artists in the genres of rock, alternative rock, blues, ska and folk. There will also be food, crafts, artisans, hot air balloon rides, and raffles.

DCR Seeks Artists to Paint “Iron Ranger” Donation Containers in the Parks

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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is seeking artists to paint wildlife and landscape scenes on more than 100 Iron Rangers, the metal donation containers located in state parks across the Commonwealth.

The 42-inch-high steel containers are designed to accept financial contributions from park users, which directly benefit the state parks system through the Conservation Trust and Urban Parks Trust. The artist program, now in its seventh year, is open to the public.


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