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Spring Green Up and Shredding Day April 27

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Join us for Hopkinton's 5th Annual Spring Green Up by meeting at the Town Common at 9:00 am on April 27th. Many town organizations, clubs and neighborhoods will again be participating in our effort to clean up Hopkinton. Please grab a pair of gloves and a garbage bag and either head out your door to pick up trash or identify an area of town that needs clean up and head there. We will be working with town groups to organize clean up of areas in need of clean up. Please let us know where you plan to go so that we do not duplicate efforts. Let's make this year our best year yet!

What’s a patient to do?

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Michael Barry, M.D. and Mavis Jaworski, M.D. discuss Checkups and Screenings, this month on Physician Focus

The annual physical and other periodic screenings have been considered important steps to sound medical care, offering prevention against illness and disease. But recent studies have called this notion into question, as research has shown that such testing has had no effect on reducing disease or death, and in some cases, can cause harm.

So what’s a patient to do?

HCAM News Top 5 for March 2013

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It's time for the top five HCAM News videos and stories for the month of March 2013!

Gaming Commission Approves Draft of Phase 2 Regulations - Comments Welcome

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On March 28, 2013, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission approved a set of draft Phase 2 regulations for purposes of commencing the process towards final promulgation. There are two parts that comprise the draft: 1. An update to the existing regulations, and 2. New regulations governing the phase 2 licensing process.

The new regulations cover topics such as:

Join the Boy Scouts for Breakfast!

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On Saturday, April 6, the Boy Scouts from Troop 4 will hold their 4th Annual Pancake Breakfast. Breakfast will be served by the scouts from 7:30 AM until 11:30 AM inside the Church Hall at St. John the Evangelist, located at 20 Church Street in Hopkinton. The boys will cook original, chocolate chip and gluten/nut/dairy free pancakes. They will also serve sausages, juice, coffee and more. After a successful first three years they are planning to serve over 500 people!

Statements of Interest Recommended for Approval by ESBC

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On Thursday, March 28, the Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC) voted unanimously to forward two Statements of Interest (SOI) to the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee with a recommendation for approval as they begin the process of moving forward with their objective "to facilitate the development of a proposed solution to the operational and educational constraints of Center School that will be supported by the voters of Hopkinton as well as the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)."

HPTA Children's Gallery Family Fun Day April 6

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Please join the HPTA for a day of family fun including Hampster ball races, bouncy houses, an art activity, Jedi Training and A Magic Balloon Show with Jungle Jim, free ice cream, face painting, hair streaking, and the always-popular basket raffles! This years baskets include many amazing items. See the flyer for details. Also don't forget to pick-up your winnings from the HPTA online auction.

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Elmwood Students Prepare for Kenya Day at March Meeting of the Eagles

As the Boston Marathon approaches and the Kenyan runners make their annual visit, Elmwood Elementary students have been working hard to get ready. And at their March Meeting of the Eagles, the majority of the time was devoted to preparing for that special day in April.

On Kenya Day, the students will be singing the Kenyan National Anthem, which they practiced at the meeting. They also performed a song in the native Kenyan language of Swahili called "Jambo", which means hello.

And in the spirit of the Boston Marathon, Elmwood students will be running in their own marathon. The kids will have 8 weeks to run a total of either 13.1 miles, a half marathon, or 26.2 miles, a full marathon, as part of a program called the Marathon Fitness Challenge. The program, now in its sixth year, is a partnership between the Wellness Department and the Hopkinton Running club. And last year's program participants ran a total of 12,000 miles.

For participating in the challenge, the students will get a water bottle. For running a half marathon the kids will get a t-shirt. For completing the full marathon, students will earn a medal. And the classroom that runs the most miles collectively will win a special prize.

The entire March Meeting of the Eagles will be airing on HCAM-ED, Verizon Channel 31 and Comcast Channel 96. Check the HCAM schedule for dates and times.

HS Students Talk About Their Artwork April 11

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On April 11 the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) will be hosting a panel discussion featuring high school students whose artwork is on display at The Hopkinton High School Honors Arts Show. Artists Lauren Ballantyne, Helen Gao, Katherine Ronan, Alexis Stefano, Jill Tomlinson, Aleck Venegas, and Lynette Winsham will speak about their creative processes and answer questions. All are invited to this free event, which runs from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Hopkinton High School Honors Art Show runs from March 28 to April 19 at the HCA, 98 Hayden Rowe Street.

State of the Schools April 9: Live in the HCAM Studio

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Acting Superintendent Dr. Steven Hiersche and School Committee Chairperson Nancy Burdick will be giving an update on the state of the Hopkinton Public Schools followed by an opportunity for attendees and viewers to ask questions. The presentation is hosted by the HPTA and will be moderated by HPTA president, Beth D’Alleva.

Questions in advance of the meeting are welcome and can be emailed to secretary@hptaonline.com.

Call-in number for questions during the presentation: 508-435-7887.

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