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21st Century Version of Patriot's Day Coming to Town Common on Marathon Weekend

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The New England Army Recruiting Battalion and its partners in the Army Reserve, the Natick Soldier Systems Center, the Army Medical Department, as well as, volunteers from the New England Community Advisory Board (NECAB), the Fisher House, the Association of the United States Army and Canines for Combat Vets a subsidiary of the National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS) organization will participate in events slated for Patriot’s Day on the Hopkinton Common.

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Hopkinton Middle School Lip Dub Now Online!

The entire Middle School student body recently participated in a student-wide lip dub, where students took turns lip-syncing to Lady Gaga's "Born this Way". The video, produced by HCAM Station Manager Jim Cozzens, was filmed in February after several months of planning.

But the final product wasn't revealed until an assembly on April 9th. And to the shock of the students, the lip dub was only just a portion of the video. The big surprise came at the end when it was revealed that the faculty had also filmed their own dance to the "Cupid Shuffle".

The lip dub was more than just a way to get the whole school to come together and have fun, as the reason behind both the video and the song choice was to illustrate the concept of acceptance.

Watch the HCAM News video below for highlights of the premier playing at the Middle School.

To watch the lip dub on YouTube, click here.

To watch the extennded version, complete with teachers dance, click here.

Planning Board Public Hearing - Hunter's Ridge Definitive Subdivision Plan

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The Planning Board met on Monday, April 8 to discuss a Definitive Subdivision Plan and Flexible Community Development Special Permit for Hunter’s Ridge off of South Mill Street. Peter Lavoie, Larry Greene, Ron Nation, and Scott Goddard presented the plan to the Board.

Post Prom: Money and Permission Slips Due by April 19

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Attention all High School Juniors! This is a reminder that the money to attend the post prom is due by April 19th. The cost is $30 per person and checks should be made out to HHS Class of 2014-Post Prom. Attendees and their dates both need to have their own permission slips. Please mail both permission slips and checks to Leslie McAree at 10 South Barn Road in Hopkinton.

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Full Coverage: Team Hoyt Statue Unveiled

On Monday, April 8 local and state officials and representatives from John Hancock Financial Services were joined by Dick and Rick Hoyt and the students of Center School for the official unveiling of the Team Hoyt bronze sculpture, created by artist Mike Tabor, that now sits on the Center School lawn. The statue was commissioned by Hancock to commemorate the Hoyts 30th Boston Marathon run, was donated to the Town of Hopkinton and will now forever inspire with others with the Hoyt's message of "Yes You Can".

To see highlights from the speeches made and the reactions to the unveiling, be sure to check out the HCAM News video below.

Photos from the unveiling can be found on our photo website, Scene in Hopkinton.

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Dancing in a New Class at the Senior Center

They sing, act, and even do some shimmying. And now thanks to a new class sponsored by the Hopkinton Center for the Arts at the Senior Center, this group of energetic seniors now have an outlet to shine onstage. The two hour class, along with some after school programs for teens, is being funded by a grant from the Foundation for MetroWest, an organization dedicated to supporting local non profits.

The group is preparing for a performance on May 10th, which will incorporate all of the different performing styles that they have been practicing. And although the class has met a couple times already, new participants are encouraged to join.

The class meets every Thursday at 9:30am at the Senior Center. Reporting for HCAM News, I'm Stephanie Kane.

Veterans to Be Honored at Marathon Start

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The Hopkinton Marathon Committee will honor three local veterans at the start of the 117th Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, April 15, 2013. This year’s honorees include Robert Fayard, U.S. Navy; George Gross, U.S. Army, and Thomas Igartua, U.S. Marines.

Phipps and Pratt Family Members Selected to Start Second and Third Waves of the Boston Marathon

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The Hopkinton Marathon Committee has selected family members of late Hopkinton residents Paul Phipps and Joe Pratt to fire the starter’s pistol for the second and third waves of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

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Highlights: HPTA Children's Gallery and Family Fun Event

As one of the HPTA's biggest yearly fundraisers, Hopkins School was the place to be on April 6th for the Children's Basket Gallery and Family Fun Day. The event provided all sorts of entertainment including jousting, face painting, and a performance by Jungle Jim. But the big draw of the day was the themed raffle baskets. Items donated for the baskets were purchased by residents and included items related to sports, art, and technology, where items included an Ipad, a Nintendo 3DS, a Kindle, and an Xbox.

Watch the HCAM News video for a peek at the action.

For photos, viist Scene in Hopkinton.

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