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Invitational Applications for 2012 Boston Marathon To Be Distributed Via Lottery

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In accordance with Section 2 of the Hopkinton Marathon Policy, the Board of Selectmen will distribute invitational applications for the upcoming 2012 Boston Marathon in the following manner:

The BAA has provided the Town of Hopkinton with 45 invitational applications for the 2012 race. Of those 45 invitational applications, 14 will be distributed directly to the Hopkinton Police Department; four will be distributed to the Hopkinton Fire Department; five to the Marathon Committee; four to the Senior Center; and one to the Hopkinton Historical Society.

Wake Up and Smell the Poetry - Saturday, January 21st

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On Saturday, January 21st at 10:30 a.m., HCAM Studios will host the first Wake Up and Smell the Poetry program of the new year with Boston poet Dan Tobin, Boston Storyteller Karen Given and Metrowest duo, Carrie Rowan and Adrienne Fawkes. Tobin is author of six books of poetry, is also recipient of "The Discover/The Nation Award", "The Robert Penn Warren Award", The Robert Frost Fellowship, The Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize and creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

Women's Art Forum - Creative Arts Round Robin!

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The Women's Art Forum is going to be celebrating the new year with a "round robin" style of sharing the arts ! The event takes place this Friday, January 20th from 7PM to 9PM at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. The visual artwork that has been submitted for the second annual Women's Art Forum is abundant and exciting. Kate Heyd will be hanging the exhibit soon and the debut of this art exhibit will be this Friday night.

Varsity hockey

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The Hiller hockey team lost another nail biter to Grafton 5-3 this afternoon. The Hillers tied the game at 1-1 on a goal from senior captain Mike Decina. Down 3-1 in the third, Hopkinton stormed back to tie the game on goals by Nick Aggerback and Sean Bloomer. Aggerback's first goal was a lazer top- shelf over the Grafton goalies shoulder. Freshman Michael Messier picked up his first varsity point on a great face-off win to Bloomer, who fired hit home. With a little over a minute to play, Grafton was able to put one in to break the the tie. The last goal was an empty netter.

Send Us Your MLK Day Photos!

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What did you do for Martin Luther King Day? Did you participate in one of the many service projects in town on this community wide day of giving back? Here is a link to some of the photos we took, but we know there are more out there! Send us your photos of your participation and we'll post them for the entire community to view.

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Barbara J. (Yerdon) Catone

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Barbara J. (Yerdon) Catone of Hopkinton, where she has lived for 29 years, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at home. She was 60. Born in Governeur, NY, she was the daughter of Mary Doreen (Tiernan) Yerdon of Hermon, NY, and the late Carleton Yerdon.

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Give Blood and Give Back on January 16th

The annual Red Cross Blood Drive held in Hopkinton on Martin Luther King Day is one way residents can celebrate the day and give back to the community. As part of the MLK Day of Giving Back, students will be volunteering at the Hopkinton Middle School on January 16, from 10am to 3pm.
Listen to beFree members Catie Kelley and Jess Martel as they invite you to donate blood and give back to Hopkinton on the 5th annual MLK Day of Giving Back.

When: Monday, January 16, 2012
Where: Hopkinton Middle School
Time: 10am to 3pm

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Get Ready for Hopkinton's Martin Luther King Day of Giving Back

Monday, January 16, 2012 is Hopkinton's 5th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Giving Back. To learn how you can participate and give back, watch the HCAM News video with this year's event organizer, Margie Wiggin.

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The Book Room at Hopkins School

A small room full of books is now the center of the guided reading program at Hopkins School. The Book Room opened on October 24, 2011 and is filled with over 2,000 books, both fiction and non-fiction, that are categorized by genre and the level of challenge they offer children as they are developing their reading skills.

"They have gotten so excited about guided reading, " said Jen Keeler, a 4th grade teacher at Hopkins.

Public Meeting on Recreational Land at Legacy Farms

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The Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Commission will be holding a Public Meeting on January 23rd, 2012. The meeting will take place in Town Hall room 215 (Selectmen’s Hearing Room) at 7:30PM to 8:30PM to present to the residents a design for the 19 acres of land known as the East Main Street Recreation Area (Legacy Farms).

"We already had a public hearing for ideas," said Parks and Recreation Director Mike Preite. "Now the ideas are formulated, we will be discussing the plan."


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