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Become a Host Family Now

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Host families are needed for three wonderful young men who will be attending Hopkinton High School this Fall!

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Hopkinton Native Gets Ready to Become a Marine

In the first Friday of every month local Military Veterans meet at the Hopkinton Senior Center for breakfast. This month at the breakfast they welcomed Hopkinton native and soon to be Marine, Thomas Shambo. Shambo graduated Hopkinton High School last June and is the Son of 12 year Navy Veteran, Alicia Shambo. His desire to join the military started at a very young age; "I knew I wanted to be in the Military when I was 5... My Mom would come into school and would talk about the Military and it kind of sparked it." Thomas started training in the 8th grade in which he did a 5 week summer boot-camp, he was also a 3 sport athlete in High School and has been training throughout the summer to get ready for the 13 week boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina.

In the video below some local Marine Veterans had some advice to offer Thomas Shambo about Parris Island and HCAM News talked with the soon to be Marine.

Special “Hymn Sing” at St. Paul’s August 16th, Public invited to “Make a Joyful Noise”

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) invites its friends and neighbors to attend a special “Hymn Sing” being held August 16 at the 10:00 a.m. Eucharistic service. Music minister Karen Scheffler will be leading the musical portion of the service, which will include St. Paul’s choir and musicians. Those in the congregation will be encouraged to sing along to the hymns, which are favorite hymns chosen by St. Paul’s parishioners.

Board of Selectmen Agenda for Meeting Tuesday August 11th 2015

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CALL TO ORDER
1. EXECUTIVE SESSION (ROOM 211)
i. ​EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES (ACTION)

The Board will consider approving executive session minutes:
6/23/15; 7/14/15; 7/29/15

ii. CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS, LITIGATION AND REAL PROPERTY

1. To discuss strategies with respect to collective bargaining updates by the
Town Manager relative to Police, Fire and Dispatch, because an open meeting
may have detrimental effects on the bargaining positions of the Board;

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Video: Sky's the Limit Middle School Courtyard Project in Progress

Throughout the Summer, the Sky's the Limit Courtyard project has been putting their donations to work. In the beginning of July the courtyard was dug out to get it ready for the bricks, performance area and more. Middle School Assistant Principal and a key initiator of the project, Maryellen Grady gave HCAM news an update on the progress: "The bricks are in that are going to go in the walk way, they have done the hard-scaping, they leveled the courtyard, we have had a lot of exciting things that have happened."

Maryellen mentioned that by the end of the summer the hard-scape with bricks people ordered will be installed, the performance area and pergola will also be completed. "The space will be ready for use by the students, the teachers and the entire community." Grady stated they would "love" to have the project completed by the time the students come back to school in September and also expressed gratitude towards the donors, "none of the project would be possible without the generosity of the community". The project has been largely funded by individual and business donations.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Skys-the-Limit-Courtyard-Project/1449...

To see scenes of the Courtyard throughout the Summer construction and to hear more about the progress, watch the video below.

Image Courtesy: Sky's the Limit Courtyard Project

Weather Trends in Hopkinton: July 26th - August 2nd

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According to the DPW weather station, the highest temperature reached in Hopkinton last week was 94.6 degrees, the lowest was 56.2. Average temperature last week in Hopkinton was 73.9 degrees. Humidity was at an average of 77.6%, the peak was 98% while the lowest was 34%. Wind Speed averaged 1.1 MPH, while reaching a high of 14 MPH. Precipitation accumulated 0.44 inches last week in Hopkinton. You can see all the averages for Hopkinton below and be on the lookout for future weather updates in Hopkinton.

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Video: Hopkinton Police Department Host 2nd Annual "National Night Out"

For the 2nd straight year the Hopkinton Police Department took part in National Night out. The night is intended to bring local communities closer with their local Police Departments and help crime prevention. Attendees of national night out got a tour of the police cruiser as well as enjoyed food and games and got a closer glimpse of the hard work involved to protect and serve the community.

In the Video: Chief Edward Lee and event organizer Stephen Buckley talked about the successful event, Sergeant Scott Van Raalten showed off some gear used by the regional swat team, you will also see some scenes from the K9 demonstration by Officer Matt Stone of the Holliston Police Department with his Canine companion "Cesh".

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Keep Smilin' 4 Abbie 2015 Field Hockey Fundraiser Games

The 2nd annual Keep Smilin 4 Abbie Field Hockey Fundraiser was a success and helped raise $20,000 in funding research and raising awareness for anaphylaxis. Keep Smilin 4 Abbie was set up in honor of Abbie Benford who passed away from an anaphylactic reaction at the age of 15.
For more information go to www.keepsmilin4abbie.org

In the First Video see the full broadcast as Parents took on the Teachers in a 2, 10-minute halves matchup, and the Hillers took on Hillers Alumni in a 2, 20 minute halves Field Hockey Game.

In the Second Video, on the field scenes from HCAM News of the Parents VS Teachers.

In the Third Video, on the field scenes from HCAM News of the Hillers VS Hillers Alumni

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HCAM News 7-24-2015

On this edition of HCAM News, we will show you some of the scenes as 2 Hopkinton Time Capsules were unveiled, Camp Bailout, a Firefighters and Emergency Medical Services Summer camp for Girls took place and many locals attended and we have highlights from the final week of Ashland Legion Baseball but first at the July Board of Selectmen meeting, CVS moving into the former Colella’s was the big topic of discussion.

Photo Courtesy: Camp Bailout

Art Teacher Wanted for Center School

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NOTICE OF VACANCY
Job Posting # 16-10
Opening Date: August 4, 2015
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
TITLE: Elementary Art Teacher
TYPE OF POSITION: Part-time (.4), 2015-2016 school year; salary commensurate with
experience and education
LOCATION: Center School, Hopkinton, Massachusetts
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: All qualified candidates
The Elementary Art Teacher develops in each student, an interest in and the ability for creative
expression in visual terms, using skills and techniques of artistic expression appropriate to the

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