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Local Maple Syrup Producer to Talk at St. Paul’s March 1

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Sean Davan, owner of Woodville Maples of Hopkinton, will be coming to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on March 1 to share his experience and passion for making maple syrup. The talk, which begins at 4:00 p.m., will review the history of maple syrup, how it is made, and provide techniques to help people try their own backyard sugaring. All are welcome to attend this free event. St. Paul’s is located at 61 Wood Street/Rte. 135, Hopkinton

Tony-Nominated Actor Presents New Workshop in Hopkinton

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The Hopkinton Center for the Arts announces a new Actors’ Monologue Workshop lead by Hopkinton resident and Tony Award Nominated actor Jere Shea. The workshop will give participants, high-school aged and older, the chance to improve their acting and auditioning techniques through the performance and development of a scripted monologue. The workshop runs March 7 and 14, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Hopkinton High School, 98 Rowe St. and the cost is $60. Register at HopArtsCenter.org or by calling (508) 435-9222.

Consider Hosting an International Student

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Boston Global Education is a local agency that places international students with loving host families throughout the Metrowest area.

Currently, we are looking for a caring family residing in Hopkinton that would be willing to share their home, time, and culture with a student. A generous stipend would be provided on a monthly basis to cover student expenses.

Families new to hosting can rest assured knowing that our friendly and helpful host coordinator is available to guide you every step of the way.

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Video Segment: 300th Anniversary Photo Contest at Center for the Arts

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) hosted the Hopkinton: Past, Present, Future photography show and contest. The event was hosted in partnership with the Hopkinton 300th Anniversary Committee. Photos are currently on display until February 26th. The Gallery Hours are weekdays 11am – 5pm. HCA Artistic Director Kris Waldman stated all were invited to participate from amateur to professional photographers or people that have found photographs of Hopkinton. 300th Anniversary Committee volunteer Anne Mattina talked about how the photography show was based on celebrating the past, present and future of Hopkinton; "The 300th anniversary invited the HCA to sponsor this particular show focusing on the motto of the anniversary, the past, present and future of the town." She mentioned there were over 60 entries into the exhibit.

Prize Winners and information on the judges is below, for more information check out http://www.hopartscenter.org/exhibits/

PRIZE WINNERS with comments from the judges

1st Through the Stone – HCA at sunset, Tom Sloan
Dramatic composition that invites viewer to look closer, strong repeating triangles, dramatic lighting.

2nd Autumn Reverie, Girard D. Hottleman
Well framed image, pleasingly composed, crisp.

3rd Family, Cara Carrazza
Endearing image that feels like a natural moment, beautiful lighting and color.

HM Goat Farm, Colleen Roy
Wonderful period portrait showing a day in the life.

HM On Your Marks, Tom Sloan

A different look at a familiar subject. I enjoy the dramatic lighting, colors and twinkle.

HM Steps to Adventure, Ann Newberry
Peaceful image that drew me in. Subtle shades and shapes. Framing enhanced the repeating shapes of the stairs.

JUDGES
Lynne Damianos is the principal of Damianos Photography & Publishing. She is a photographer/teacher specializing in architecture/interiors, product and people photography for business. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. She also sits on the board of Amazing Things Art Center in Framingham and the Friends of Saxonville, and has participated in the Leadership MetroWest Academy and the Women’s Enterprise Initiative. She is a past president of the Commercial Industrial Photographers of New England and a former national board member of the American Society of Media Photographers.

Carolyn Latourelle has taken part in a number of exhibitions, including ones held at the South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton, MA, The Southern Vermont Art Center & Hildene in Manchester VT, as well as a web-based international photography exhibition, and twice with the travelling exhibition The Sketchbook Project by Art House Co-op. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art & American History from Franklin Pierce College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Latourelle has presented at Laguna College of Art & Design, CA as well as at St. Paul’s School, NH in conjunction with the MFAConnects@PostAIB.edu exhibition for which she was a member of a small team of alumni organizing the exhibition. Latourelle was integral in organizing Objectified (2013) at Lesley University, in which over 100 artists participated. Currently working in Academic Affairs at the Lesley University College of Art & Design, as well as teaching summer and online courses in photographic portfolio preparation, Ms. Latourelle continues her photographic explorations building experimental cameras, using large format, alternative process, and blended process.

To see the honorable mentions and prize winners check out the videos.

Hopkinton takes down Medway in last game of Season

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The Hopkinton Hillers Boys Varsity Basketball team bettered their playoff seeding by beating Medway 69-58. Both the 11 and 9 Hopkinton Hillers and the 9 and 9 Medway Mustangs have already clinched playoff spots but both teams know increasing the seeding could make their post season schedule a bit easier. Both teams held nothing back as they played their last game of the regular season Tuesday afternoon at Hopkinton High School.

Tonight, 203 Pond St is Discussed LIVE on HCAM-TV

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Tonight, February 17th, at 7:00 p.m., HCAM will host a live discussion of the 203 Pond St vote before the March 3rd town meeting. This discussion is hosted by Bruce Karlin, town moderator.

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Video Segment: ESBC Closing in on Decision for Sight of New School

The Hopkinton Elementary School Building Committee (ESBC) on February 4, 2015, voted unanimously to approve a short list of site alternatives for further evaluation. As part of the Center School Feasibility Study, funding for which was approved by Town Meeting in May 2013, the Committee has been evaluating 11 alternatives at 4 locations.

Four site alternatives will be evaluated in the coming months and they include:

Center School: Alternative 1C + 25 Ash Street, consisting of new construction on town owned property behind existing school, augmented by abutting 25 Ash Street, with preservation of the front of existing Center School building.

Irvine Property (Plans 3a and 3B): 20+ acres located on Hayden Rowe, just South of Hopkinton Parks and Recreation land at EMC Park.

Todaro Property (4A): 20+ acres, with access from 147 Hayden Rowe St, abutting the Irvine property to the North, adjacent to Water Fresh Farm and abutting 5 acres of town owned property on the South.

The committee’s decision followed extensive deliberations and discussion over several meetings, including input from two community workshops, and consideration of expert advice from town and school district professional staff, Compass Project Management, and Drummey, Rosane, Anderson (DRA) architects.

Factors included; Flexibility for future growth, minimizing disruption to education during construction, and other factors in the published site evaluation matrix (http://tinyurl.com/siteevalmatrix) weighed heavily in deciding the short-listed sites.

Through the remainder of February and early March, the ESBC and its partners Compass Project Management and DRA architects will complete additional due diligence of the short listed sites. The community is invited to the third community workshop to review results of this additional work, Saturday, March 7, 9:00 – 10:30 AM at the Center School, 11 Ash Street in Hopkinton. The ESBC expects to make a final decision on a preferred site by March 16th, 2015.

For More Information: www.hopkintonschoolproject.com

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Video Segment: Selectmen approve Special Town Meeting for Land at 203 Pond Street

The Board of Selectmen back on Monday January 26th held a meeting to decide weather or not to hold a special town meeting regarding the land at 203 Pond Street. Todd Cestari and John Coutinho recused themselves due to individual conflicts of interest. Town Manager Norman Khumalo explained
the calendar of events if the special town meeting was voted through. Khumalo explained the deadline to register to vote for the special election will be Feb 18th, Feb 20th will be the last day to register to vote for town meeting. Tuesday March 3rd will be the special town meeting, Tuesday March 10th will be the special town election if the Board votes to purchase the parcel as a debt exclusion.

Much of the discussion was if other properties considered for open space purchases would be added to the warrant for the special town meeting to better help with budgeting. Selectmen Michelle Gates urged that if the special town meeting is going to happen that the town should be informed on all other land purchases being considered. The town manager explained there are ongoing negotiations happening for other parcels and it would take a lot of work to conclude other negotiations but mentioned "if that is the goal the Board would like to set for us, we would then need to find a way to get the job done."

At a vote of 2 to 1 The Board opened a special town meeting warrant for a special town meeting to be scheduled on March 3rd, 2015. Note: The special town meeting warrant will close ten (10) business days after publication in a local newspaper.

For more information you can check www.hopkintonma.gov

Hopkinton Winner for Andrew Abu Realtors Hydrant Hero

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The winner of the drawing is the Maggiore-Thompson Family of Hopkinton. Amelia will be splitting the $250 prize with her step brother who also helped in digging out fire hydrants. Most importantly she will donate the other $250 to "food allergy research education" (FARE). Amelia lives with a life-threatening allergy to milk which is why FARE is so important to her. Their research goes towards and education, they are a wonderful organization who have made the lives of so many people with food allergies have hope and support in their daily lives.

Registration Now Open for the Sharon Timlin 5K

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The 12th annual Sharon Timlin 5K/Family Fun Day event returns to Hopkinton on June 20! It's a fun day for the whole family! Get more information or register now here. The event will be at Hopkinton High School from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM. Honored Guest: Mike Timlin, retired MLB Pitcher for Boston Red Sox. Enjoy a 5K race, kids 1 mile race, fun and games for kids, dunk tank, great raffles, live music and much more!

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