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Parks and Recreation Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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The Easter Bunny makes his annual visit to Hopkinton on Saturday, April 4 for the Parks and Recreation’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event, which is sponsored by Hopkinton Drug, will be held at 11:00 AM sharp on the Town Common. The Easter Egg Hunt is for Hopkinton preschool to 2nd grade children. Please bring your own basket or bag to collect the candy and Special Prize Eggs. There is no registration or fee for this event. The Easter Bunny will be available on the common for picture taking.

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Video Segment: 2015 Hopkinton Hillers Softball Preview

Despite the rough winter and record breaking snow, softball season has returned and the squad this past week played a scrimmage game against Hudson at the Fruit Street fields. The high school fields might not be ready but head coach Dennis Baker J.r. is excited for the season "we have a lot of returning players.. a lot of solid returning varsity girls.. we just kind of reload here in Hopkinton, we are going to have to break a few new girls in but we feel really good about the team we have coming back."

Last years main starting pitcher Alyssa Karjel moved to a different High School but Coach Baker is confident that Senior Juliet Hulme can lead the way "she really came on about midway through last year and really created a nice duo between her and Alyssa and Juliet gained a lot of experience, she had a big save against the state champion Bellingham Blackhawks, she won 2 of our tournament games in relief, so she really gained a lot of experience, she's ready to show the league what she has."

Coach Baker also talked about his farther Dennis Baker S.R., who led the Bellingham Blackhawks to the Division 2 state title last year; "Obviously it's a great honor for him, it took him 40 years almost between coaching baseball and softball to win a state title." with a big smirk Hillers coach Baker stated; "he probably should have a couple more but I don't like to ride him to hard about that but I told him he probably should retire, the day I win a state title I might leave the field and never come back."

Coach Baker also stated that despite the schedule changes due to the snowy winter, the team is ready for the season and for the most part everything is going as planned.

To hear more of the interview, watch the video below.

Hopkinton Center for the Arts’ Boston Marathon Charity Runners

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L.A. actor Kevin Ryan joins local team members to raise funds for the HCA

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) announces its 2015 Boston Marathon charity runners: Andy Sonnenburg (Ashland, MA), Meaghan O’Neil (MetroWest, MA), Sean O’Neil (Putnam County, NY), and Kevin Ryan (Los Angeles, CA). Each runner has committed to raising a minimum of $5,000 for the HCA. Race will take place Monday, April 20. Donations can be made to https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/runforthearts.

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Video Segment: Ice Rink Waterlogs Hayden Rowe

I think it's safe to say ice skating season in Hopkinton has ended. On Wednesday April 1st, the Ice Rink at the Middle School basketball courts melted causing a dam to break and the water leaked out into the streets around dismissal time. It made for a wet ride home as temperatures reached near 50 degrees. The water leaked out of the fence side facing the street. The water was cleared just a couple hours later.

This year was the first year in a long while the Ice rink was put in at the Middle School Basketball courts. it was a successful effort by Hopkinton Parks and Recreation department with the help of many other Hopkinton organizations. The rink was used by many and enjoyed throughout the winter.

I guess on the 1st day of April mother nature decided that winter activites are done.

Egg Hunt Fundraiser

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The Woodville Trailbusters and Crafty Cats 4H Clubs are hosting an Egg Hunt Fundraiser on Saturday, May 2 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM at 25 Winter Street in Hopkinton. The cost is $3 per child under the age of 12. There will be a petting zoo, hay rides, popcorn and crafts. No drop-offs, please. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Friends of Whitehall Eleventh Annual Spring Lake Cleanup

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The Friends of Whitehall are holding their Eleventh Annual Spring Lake Cleanup on Saturday, April 25. Meet at the Wood Street Boat Ramp on Route 135 in Woodville at 9:00 AM, rain or shine. Bring work gloves, good boots, your family and/or friends! Coffee, hot chocolate, snacks, water, maps, trash and recycling bins will be provided. Help the Friends celebrate Earth Day!

School Bus Applications Now Open

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Application for school bus transportation for the 2015-16 school year is now open!

All parents are advised to confirm their student(s) transportation status.

For full information on school busing application please click here and follow the steps on the HPS Transportation website. You must access this information in order to determine if your student pays for busing or rides for free, and to obtain all busing application information.

Hopkinton Democrats are Called to Caucus!

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Hopkinton Democrats will gather on Thursday 4/9 at Hopkinton Town Hall in room 215.
The purpose of our get-together will be to select Democratic candidates for Hopkinton boards such as the Board of Selectmen, the Planning Board, the School board, etc.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF THE DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE TO ATTEND, PARTICIPATE, VOTE, OR RUN FOR A TOWN BOARD.

The only requirement is that you be a registered Democrat.

Please join us. The caucus will convene at 7:30pm.

The Causes of Cancer

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“You have cancer” are three words no patient ever wants to hear. The disease, however, is a common one. It is the second leading cause of death in the U.S., surpassed only by heart disease, and claims nearly 600,000 lives every year. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 1.6 million new cases will be diagnosed this year.

Public surveys show that many people not only lack understanding of what causes cancer, but also have many misperceptions about how the disease develops.

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