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Best Buddies 2nd Annual 5 Guys Fundraiser

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Hopkinton High School's Best Buddies Program is holding their 2nd Annual FIVE GUY'S Fundraiser on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm at the FIVE GUY'S, 9 Medway Road, Milford, MA -Hanaford Plaza. 15% of the sales will be donated to the Hopkinton High School Best Buddies Program.

Representative Dykema Announces Local Office Hours

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Continuing a tradition that began when she was first elected, Representative Dykema will be holding her quarterly office hours in each of the four towns of the 8th Middlesex District next week.

“Being accessible to constituents was a pledge I made when I was first elected,” said Dykema. “I’ve learned so much from all those who have come to meet with me and I appreciate hearing their thoughts and ideas.”

Residents are encouraged to stop in to the office hours to share concerns, questions and opinions on state issues or simply to chat over a cup of coffee.

Hopkinton Education Foundation Accepting Marathon Applications

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The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015. The Hopkinton Education Foundation has submitted applications for charity numbers and hope to have runners participate on behalf of the Education Foundation again during the Marathon. Completed applications must be sent to Sherry Grady.

Mail: Hopkinton Education Foundation, Attention: Sherry Grady, P.O. Box 109, Hopkinton, MA 01748
Fax: 813-639-5851
Email: grady76ts@comcast.net

Holiday Stroll Returns To Downtown Hopkinton

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Businesses and organizations in Hopkinton have come together once again to present the Hopkinton Holiday Stroll in downtown Hopkinton on December 6, 2014 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. The Holiday Stroll includes myriad events and activities, including charitable drives, the annual Tree Lighting ceremony, traveling carol singers, a visit from Santa, music and theater performances, food tastings, specialty sales and family activities.

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Video Segment: 5 Hopkinton Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent to Play in College

Elise Chandler - Girls Lacrosse - Signing with the University of New Hampshire of the America East Conference. Elise is a Tri-Valley League Honorable Mention Lacrosse All-Star.

Elise talked about how much she loves Hopkinton and credited her coach as a reason for her success. Elise also stated she likes the amount of support given throughout the Hopkinton Community.

Jimmy Hervol - Golf - Signing with the University of Connecticut of the American Athletic Conference. Jimmy was a selected as a Metrowest Daily News Golf Super Team All-Star, 2 Time Tri Valley League MVP, and 3 time TVL 1st Team All-Star, and 3 time Hopkinton Team MVP.

Jimmy talked to HCAM News about why he chose UCONN "The coach is a great guy, he's got a great plan for the Golf Program, I love the school, the size is perfect, great academics, if Golf doesn't work for me, i'll have a great fall back on education."

Sara Freedman - Field Hockey - Signing with Stonehill College of the Northeast 10 Conference. Sara was selected as a 1st team Tri Valley League All-Star this fall.

Sara gave her coach credit for her success; "I had a really good coach and really pushed me to play in college. It's really good to be part of such a good school, were all together and we always work as a unit, I love being a Hiller." Sara told HCAM news she chose Stonehill because of the small size and fall scenery.

Alissa Karjel - Softball - Signing with St. Bonaventure University of the Atlantic 10 Conference. Alissa is a 2 Time Boston Herald All-Star, a 2 Time Metrowest Daily News Softball Super Team All-Star, Tri Valley MVP, 3 time Tri Valley League 1st Team All-Star, and 2 Time Hopkinton Team MVP.

Alissa told HCAM News that she is relieved she can play her final Softball season at Hopkinton High School without the pressure of trying to decide what college she will attend. Alissa chose St. Bonaventure because of her Buffalo roots and she loved the school.

Declan McWilliams - Signing with the University of Tampa of the Sunshine State Conference. Declan is a Tri Valley League Honorable Mention Lacrosse All-Star.

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Video Segment: Powderpuff Football 2014 Highlights

It was the Junior Ladies of Class of 2016 vs the Senior Ladies of Class of 2015. This years Annual Powderpuff game was one for the history books.

The seniors started off with the football and Juliet Hulme started off with a touchdown run on the very first play. The Seniors would convert to make it 8-0. The Juniors struck right back however Kate Welzel pushing her way through for a touchdown shortly after. The conversion was unsuccessful keeping seniors up 7-6.

The seniors had an answer on the opening play of their 2nd drive as for the 2nd time in the game Juliet Hulme took a run 80 yards to the end zone to make it a 14-6 game. The Juniors did not go away, on the next drive Emily Marculits took a big hit after a big gain. After taking a big hit Emily Marculits had another big 30+ yard run, then on the following play Kate Welzel threw to Michelle Doucette for the touchdown. It was 14-12 Seniors at the half.

The juniors brought the trickery to open up the 2nd half, Kate Welzel unknowinhgly casually took the snap and then casually took a jog into the endzone to put the juniors on top. Elise Carlson grabbed the pass for the conversion making it 20-14 Juniors. Down for the first time in the game, the seniors had a response, they give the ball to Juliet Hulme for a first down, things got a little feisty then Katelyn Delaney ran right up the right side and right into the end zone, and does the same on the conversion to put seniors back on top 21-20.

On the following drive Emily Marculits would help the Juniors strike right back after a big Gabby Lockett run as she set up a Juliet Hulme touchdown. Katelyn Delaney then converted to allow the Seniors the winning score with no time left on the clock.

A 28-27 final the Seniors won the 2014 Powderpuff Game, a game that will go down in Powerpuff historyas an instant classic. Both teams played a great game and gave it their all.

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Video Segment: Board of Selectmen Discuss Naming Public Assets

The Board of Selectmen discussed a proposed policy for naming public assets such as buildings, parks, squares, streets and other forms of community property. Town Manager Norman Khumalo mentioned that naming Public Assets will only be done sparingly and for good cause. "The consideration for the town will be does the name serve the interest of the town and does it ensure a worthy and enduring legacy for the towns public assets."

The policy lists specific guidelines such as giving priority to names that have a geographic, historical or cultural significance to the town or have a civic or financial contribution to the town. Much of the discussion on the topic was about if names should be approved by a majority or super majority but the Selectmen approved the policy as amended.

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.

Give the Gift of Reading This Holiday Season

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Donate NEW books from December 1st to 20th 2014 at these locations:

Hopkinton Public Library, 77 Main Street Lobby or Main Street Pediatrics – just look for the wrapped boxes to donate!

Books are needed across all ages – from preschool to high school. All donations of NEW books will be included in children’s holiday packages from Project Just Because.

Wee Deliver Swear in Ceremony to take place Tuesday December 2 at 1:15pm.

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Students at Hopkinton’s Elmwood School are playing post office after school. Wee Deliver is their postal service for students - run by students. This is the 16th year HPTA has taken applications for jobs and assigned students for two sessions to Post Master, Facer, Canceler, Nixie Clerk, and Sorter.

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