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America’s First Day Hikes 2015

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On January 1st, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will host America’s First Day Hikes 2015 at 12 park locations across the Commonwealth. With over 450,000 acres, spanning Boston to the Berkshires, Massachusetts state parks boast a variety of beautiful settings for year-round outdoor recreation, and each hike will offer a unique natural and cultural environment. The First Day Hikes tradition began more 20 years ago in Massachusetts, and has now become a national event. 2015 will mark the 4th consecutive year that all 50 states have held First Day Hikes.

Golden Pond Invites You To Laugh In the New Year

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Let's Laugh in the New Year!

Hopkinton Hillers Sports 12/18-12/28

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Thursday December 18th
Hillers Wrestling beat Newton North 43-33

Friday December 19th
Boys Basketball – Medway beat Hopkinton 44-42
Girls Basketball – Hopkinton beat Medway 50-31

Saturday December 20
Hockey – Hopkinton lost to Westwood 5-1

Monday December 22nd
Hockey – Hopkinton beat Auburn/Millbury 5-0

Tuesday December 23rd
Boys Basketball – Hopkinton beat Holliston 63-42
Girls Basketball – Hopkinton beat Holliston 58-52
Co-Ed Swimming – Hopkinton beat Waltham 93-91

Honor Hopkinton Alumni who Contributed to Society

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The HHS Top of the Hill Program honors alumni for their exceptional achievements and contributions to society. This program is brought to you by Hopkinton High School, The Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association, and The Hopkinton Education Foundation. Please use this form to nominate an alum.

Keep in mind that alumni must have:
1) Graduated from HHS at least 10 years ago.
2) Demonstrated a high level of achievement & made significant contributions to work, home, community or volunteer efforts.
3) Exhibited leadership, character, and service.

24-hour "Spinathon" Fundraiser To Help Pets Get Needed Medical Care

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NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. -- PetChance.org, a national nonprofit located in Northborough, MA, is holding its first-ever major fundraiser. The 24 hour "spinathon" event called "Pedal For Paws" will run from 10am on Saturday January 31, 2015 through 10am on Sunday February 1, 2015 at the Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough, MA.

Up to 24 teams of 24 riders will be spinning on bikes for one hour per person in an effort to raise money for Pet Chance. Prizes, music and other fun will accompany the spinning, where riders are welcome to be as "competitive" or as "leisurely" as they wish.

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Video Segment: Hopkinton Highlights of 2014

2014 was a very exciting year in Hopkinton, The Hillers Volleyball team took home a state championship, Hopkinton cheerleaders took home a national championship. Also in 2014 new business was introduced downtown. The town was awarded in safety and for the school systems among other categories,
a few well known town employees retired while others were promoted. Also this year Hopkinton welcomed new Police Chief Edward Lee, a handful of Hillers got the experience of winning the Legion Baseball State Championship with Milford Post 59 and playing in the regional tournament in Connecticut
and many plans were put in place for further development that should lead to a very positive future and growth for Hopkinton.

It was a terrific year overall for our town and if 2015 is anything like 2014, the future will be very bright!

Run the 2015 Boston Marathon for the Library!

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The Hopkinton Public Library Foundation (HPLF) is seeking TWO individuals to run the 2015 Boston Marathon to raise money for the Library restoration, renovation and expansion. 2015 is the groundbreaking year for the new library, as well as the Library’s 120th year serving the Hopkinton community! Last year, HPLF runners raised over $20,000 for the new Library. Join us as a member of the HPLF Boston Marathon Team, and help us to raise funds for the much-needed renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library.

Vets Breakfast January 9

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Enjoy breakfast at the Senior Center Mess Hall featuring chipped beef and other great chow on Friday, 9 January 2015, at or about 0900 hours. The regulars arrive early, so don't be late. You will be impressed by the camaraderie of many other Vets. Please invite Vets who don't receive this message. If there are transportation difficulties, call Amy Beck by 7 January 2015, 508 497-9730.

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Video Segment: Metrowest YMCA Developing Programs in the Hopkinton Area

Many business's were represented at the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce Annual Holiday Party including the Metrowest YMCA, Scott Umbel talked to HCAM News about the recent expansion of the YMCA in the metrowest area. "Our Y for the first time in a while is really launching into the Hopkinton, Holliston and Ashland community." The Metrowest YMCA is currently launching programs for teens including working with Ashland Middle School and promoting onsite programs throughout the area. "In The fall Season we just started launching a 10 and under tennis program, the focus of the program is on indoor tennis for beginners." Other programs include Basketball, Climbing, Archery, Snow Shoeing for individuals or families.

For More Information www.metrowestYMCA.org

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Video Segment: Chamber President Scott Richardson Reflects on 2014

The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce held their annual holiday festivities, Chamber President Scott Richardson talked about how 2014 went for the Chamber. "The Chamber is doing very well, we kind of rebuilt ourselves, we have a lot of new members, we reinvigorated our website, we had a lot more networking events this year introducing new business's to the town." Scott also briefly talked about the objectives or 2015; "One of our goals is to increase the commercial tax base in town to help offset the residential tax base."

To Find More Information on the Chamber: http://www.hopchamber.com/

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