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Hey, You, Get Off of My Rock

December 8, 2010 — This bald eagle photographed by Christine Snow on Lake Maspenock is as rare as the venison on its dinner table. He is giving the "eagle eye" to a black bird whose posture shows his readiness to flee.



This past Thanksgiving our family traveled from Raleigh, North Carolina to Hopkinton for the funeral of my sister Maggie's husband, Dan Hanlon.

In the midst of our sorrow and brokenness, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the Town of Hopkinton for their love and support of my sister, Maggie, nephew, Barrett and nieces, Morgan and Jenna.

Being a witness to the generous outpouring of flowers, donations, food and endless goodwill is something I will never forget.

Thank you for honoring the life of Dan Hanlon and the family he loved so very much.


Maribeth Spangenberg
11400 Dunleith Drive
Raleigh, NC  27614


More Than One Celebration for Ciao Time This Season



       People walking up Main Street and smelling something savory can't help but follow their noses to Ciao Time Restaurant at 28 Main, next to Walcott Street. The family-owned restaurant celebrates its three-year anniversary this month.

       Ciao Time offers home-made food; in fact, all meals, soups, and desserts are prepared on location at 28 Main Street. Specialty soups and entrees are prepared daily and are ready to take home or enjoy in the spacious kid-friendly dining room. The to-go option is great for people, as their tagline says, who love fresh, homemade food but don’t have time to cook. These dishes, listed on the restaurant’s website,  can be ordered online or called-in and in both instances, can be picked up at the restaurant. 

       The website also hosts the restaurant menu, catering, and sample menus.  The restaurant’s extensive table service lunch and dinner menus (including a kid’s menu) is available from 11:30am-8pm during the weekdays but only lunch on Saturday.  In the past year, owner Denise Griben (Photo), added a brunch buffet from 8am to noon every Sunday.

       While reflecting on her company’s anniversary, Griben says, “We would like to thank our wonderful customers for their incredible support over the past three years.”

MetroWest YMCA at Hopkinton

2010 December VACATION CLUB


December 27th – 31st


For Children Currently in Grades K-6
Come to the YMCA for a week fun, games, adventures and so much more!

  • Sledding

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Sports /Swimming

  • Games

  • Team Challenges

  • Field Trip

Our branch site of 116 beautiful wooded acres is the perfect location to spend your school vacation week. Vacation Club bases out of our afterschool “blue room” located in our Main Office building on East St. Each day will bring different activities and adventures including those listed above. Participants must provide their own lunch daily. Morning and afternoon snacks will be provided by the YMCA. Participants must wear sneakers and come dressed for indoor and outdoor activities. If weather conditions allow, we also ask that participants bring sleds with them. We will also be taking a field trip on Wednesday 12/29 to a location TBD.


Our final activity schedule for this week and field trip destination is based on final enrollment numbers. You will receive an email by 12/23 with field trip and schedule information so please make sure to provide this information on your registration form. The last day to register for this program is Wednesday December 22nd.

Participants can register for individual days or for the entire week: Rates are as follows:

Day Rate: $ 50.00 per day for MetroWest YMCA Members $65.00 per day for non-members

Week Rate (4 days): $200.00 for MetroWest YMCA Members $250.00 for non-members

AM Care 7:00am-8:30am $8.00 a day

For more information please contact Heidi Gutekenst at 508-435-9345 or

Please note that we will be closing at 5:00pm on 12/31 (New Year’s Eve).

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A New Direction for Hopkinton Community Endowment


Last year the Endowment's Board of Directors set a lofty goal of raising $1 million by the time our town celebrates its 300th birthday celebration in 2015.  We announced our intentions to the greater community during our 1st Party in the Kitchen(s), and since that time have solicited counsel and advice from many of you about how to best achieve this goal.  Your answers were loud and clear -- engage in a capital campaign for a specific project with a defined scope, budget and time frame.

We heard you. After much discussion and careful deliberation we worked with counsel to align our charter with your recommendations.  We firmly believe that by relaxing some of our self-imposed limitations around funding, we not only remain true to what lies at the heart of our philosophy  (Give a Gift…Leave a Legacy…a gift that will last for generations), but we have positioned the organization to accelerate tangible accomplishments for our community.  More importantly, initial reactions from our leading supporters is one of excitement and engagement.  We hope you will become excited and engaged, too!

So it's against this backdrop that we are delighted to inform you the Endowment is initiating a capital campaign to develop the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.  This facility will be located at the site currently operated under the auspices of the Cultural Arts Alliance and Enter Stage Left Theater.  We're working hand in hand with these organizations to develop plans for both facilities and an administrative organization that will be the heart and soul of the intellectual and cultural life of our community -- a legacy to be enjoyed not only in the immediate future, but for generations to come!

 ~ Press Release from HCE

Sophie. A. Deletti, 91


HOPKINTON - Sophie. A. Deletti, 91, died Wednesday December 8, 2010 in Marlborough. Born in Milford, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Shumski) Johnson. She was the wife of the late Stephen Deletti, who died in December 2003.

She is survived by her son Albert E. Deletti of Hopkinton, her daughter Jeanette J. Murphy and husband Edward of Westborough, her daughter Arlene F. Smith of Marlborough, her son William P. Deletti of Sylvania, OH and her daughter-in-law Joanne Deletti of FL. She also leaves her brother Walter Johnson of Medway, 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she is
predeceased by her son Stephen who died in August 1989.

Calling hours at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, Hopkinton ( will be held Saturday, December 11, 2010 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated that day at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton.

Donations may be made to the Hopkinton Ambulance Fund, 74 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.


Selectmen Want a Successful Legacy Farms

Fruit Street School price tag, $36 million

by Muriel Kramer

December 8, 2010 — The Board of Selectmen debated the wisdom of amending the Legacy Farms Host Community Agreement (HCA) at their work session last night; in preparation for more formal discussion at next week’s Board meeting, the Board considered the implications of accepting the document as a “living document” open to changes in the future. Selectman Ben Palleiko made the point that it shouldn’t be considered a “living document”; “I personally believe that is a bad path.” He continued that the town shouldn’t set the precedent that the developer can simply and freely negotiate changes to the HCA in order to address future changes in the economic climate.


John Mosher spoke in agreement. “I don’t interpret this as a living document.” He did advocate accepting however that there has to be room to talk about changing the document, “ get everything right on the first swing with a huge project is against the odds.”


Chairman RJ Dourney stated, “In concept I agree with Ben, but what we ultimately want is a successful development.”


Legacy Farms has a proposal before the Town to make some changes to the rental component of the project, and the town has asked its consultant from Community Opportunities Group Judi Barrett to analyze the impact of those requested changes. That analysis is in its final revision and will be available for consideration before next week’s meeting. Developer Roy MacDowell has requested modifications that include increasing the percentage of one-bedroom units, decreasing the percentage of two-bedroom units and eliminating altogether the three-bedroom units in the rental component of the proposed development.


The HCA was negotiated in 2008 and established agreements intended to benefit the project and the Town; the central premise is that the overall development at Legacy Farms needs to be revenue positive for the Town. Understanding that some components of the overall project are revenue negative or neutral for Hopkinton, the agreement sought to ensure that the town’s financial interests were protected throughout the development phases. The Selectmen next week will entertain whether or not the HCA should be modified, if so then how should it be modified. They will also consider at next week’s meeting how to direct the negotiating team if changes are to be made.


Palleiko asserted, “I can get comfortable with this if it is in the interest of advancing the interests of the town in some way.” Continuing, he argued that the town should benefit in some way if changes are to be negotiated at the request of the developer. Not to be punitive but rather protective, “...a bit costly to keep the requests from getting too frequent.” He further made the point that the changes being requested don’t seem to be within the original framework or matrix used in the original negotiation; “They are not asking us to rework the matrix; they are stepping outside it and asking us to re-cut the matrix. I think the request is contemplated outside the HCA.”


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Congressman Jim McGovern Introduces Resolution  to Honor 2500th Anniversary of the Battle of Marathon

Gives kudos to Hopkinton

James P. McGovern (MA)

H. Res. 1704, honoring the 2,500th Anniversary of the Greek Battle of Marathon

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

M. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Berman and Ranking Member Ros-Lehtinen for their leadership and support of this bill. I also appreciate the support of Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Hoyer and the bipartisan co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, Representatives Maloney and Bilirakis.


M. Speaker, I was very proud to introduce H. Res. 1704, along with my good friend and colleague, Congressman John Sarbanes of Maryland, to honor the 2,500th Anniversary of the Greek Battle of Marathon.


Every time someone runs a marathon race, they are commemorating one of the most momentous events in Western history, the Battle of Marathon, fought in 490 B.C. A few thousand Athenian and other Greek soldiers destroyed a huge force of invading Persians on the plain of Marathon, a victory widely to have ensured the democratic legacy of Western culture. A soldier charged with carrying the important news of victory back to Athens, literally ran his heart out to deliver that message. And so the spirit of the marathon was born.


There is a deep connection between the nation of Greece, the city of Marathon, Greece, and the Massachusetts’ Town of Hopkinton and City of Boston. Hopkinton, Massachusetts, which I am proud to represent, is where each year the Boston Marathon begins. In 2008, in preparation for the 2,500th Anniversary, the City of Marathon asked Hopkinton to be the guardian of the “Marathon Flame,” and brought it to Hopkinton, its sister city, in order to embody the spirit of Marathon all over the United States.


This year, as part of the 2010 Marine Corps Marathon, the Flame of Marathon was brought by Hopkinton to Washington, D.C. to honor the 35th Anniversary of the Marine Corps Marathon and its Race Director, Mr. Rick Nealis. I recently had the privilege of honoring Mr. Nealis at a dinner in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, celebrating the partnership between the Town of Hopkinton, the Boston Marathon and the Marine Corps Marathon.


The Boston Marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon and the New York City Marathon are among the three stellar marathon races organized each year in the United States. But over 500 marathon races take place every year around the world, including scores of races in the United States, involving hundreds of thousands of American and foreign athletes, all seeking to emulate the spirit of that first marathon run 2,500 years ago this year.


M. Speaker, I want to thank Timothy Kilduff and Michael Neece with the Hopkinton Athletic Association for all the support they have given to this resolution. I also want to thank the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Hopkinton for their steadfast support of Hopkinton’s proud tradition as the starting place for the Boston Marathon each year and their support of this bill... FULL TEXT Photos, Top, Marathon Flame. Bottom, actors commemorating Battle of Marathon at the Soldiers Mound in Marathon Greece, courtesy of Timothy Kilduff. UPDATE: Communications from Congressman McGovern's staff indicate the resolution has passed.

Raising of a Special Flag at the Veterans' Memorial Gazebo 

Boosters Are Geared Up for Holiday Cheer!


The Hopkinton Boosters have announced the launch of a new website at, a membership drive with a variety of thank you gifts, and extended holiday hours at the Boosters store to meet the increased demand for holiday gifts.  Under the leadership of Hopkinton Boosters President Mike Farrell, the all volunteer group has improved systems and product selection at the Boosters store housed in the High School lobby. Visitors to the store will find a full arrray of UnderArmour gear and other high quality items to support the community's Hiller pride.  In addition, the store now accepts credit cards and has improved its inventory management systems.  A membership drive also recently launched offering special gifts ranging from a Boosters car magnet to a season pass to all home varsity games as a way to thank community members for their support. 


The Boosters raises money for school-related athletic program needs that fall outside the school budget. The Boosters donated over $33,000 to unfunded athletic program needs last year.  This year projects being funded include field lining machines, anti-concussion hockey helmets, extra uniforms for our growing track team and baseball field improvements.  To see expanded hours and consider becoming a Boosters member, visit

Hopkinton Public Schools

Kindergarten Registration for the 2011-2012 School Year

If your child is eligible to attend kindergarten in September, 2011, you must register your child for school.


First Grade Registration for the 2011-2012 School Year

For new first grade students who will be attending First Grade in September, 2011, you must register your child for school.


Registration will be held at Center School on the following dates:

Thursday, December 30             9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 5                1:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.



Children do not need to be present during registration.  All documents should be filled out prior to registration time. Please check our website for details:  Click on 2011-2012 Registration Information to access the required documents.  You must bring in a copy of your child’s birth certificate and a copy of an up-to-date physical which shows immunizations. 

Flag Dedication

December 7, 2010 — US Marine Corps veteran and American Legion Post 202 Official Michael Whalen hoists Old Glory up a new flagpole adjacent to the Veterans' Memorial Gazebo today in a ceremony that was surely timed to coincide with Pearl Harbor Day.

      This flag was first flown over Forward Operating Base Grizzly, Camp Ashraf, Iraq, and then presented to Ralph and Pat Edwards of Hopkinton by their grandson, SSG Michael Daly. Michael was a radio operation maintainer with the 1st Ranger  Battalion  in Iraq and  is the son of Patty Edwards Daly , a 1972 graduate of Hopkinton High School. A video of the flag raising should be ready this evening.

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December 7, 2010 — The Center for Disease Control estimates between 1.6 to 3.8 million people suffer from concussions each year. In Hopkinton a local medical practice has diagnosed twenty children with concussions in the first two months of school. Many of these children experience reduced concentration, short term memory, and comprehension that affect their school success.


Because of this, the Hopkinton Public Schools Wellness Committee and Main Street Pediatrics have partnered to present an information session entitled Understanding Concussions for parents and interested community members.

The presentation will be held on January 10, 2011 from 7:00 – 9:00 in the Hopkinton High School auditorium.


During the presentation, a representative from the Brain Injury Association will present “Play Smart: Understanding Sports Concussions,” Dr. Ifran Rahim (Photo) will discuss “Second Impact Syndrome and Post Concussion Syndrome,” and Christopher Vanesian will discuss his own experience with post-concussion syndrome and the effect it has had on his life.


In the event that inclement weather closes the schools, the event will be rescheduled for a later time.



Evergreen Center of Milford Continues Tradition


For several years, the Evergreen Center from Milford has brought some of their students and teachers to Hopkinton to donate a wreath they make.


Left, teachers, Nicole Auger and Kerry Smith, and students,
James, Andrew and Shahzad pose with Town Manager Norman Khumalo and Assistant Geri Holland.


"The Evergreen Center is a residential school serving children and adolescents with severe developmental disabilities." ~ From their website.


Photo compliments of Liz Sher


Demons Peewee Team Wins Hoffman Hockey Tournament in Natick

The Demons Peewee 1 team won the A division of the 20th annual David A. Hoffman hockey tournament at Natick’s Chase Arena over the weekend.


The Demons were shut out on Friday night by a solid Chelmsford team 2-1, but they came back strong on Saturday with a convincing 6-1 win over Newton and an exciting 3-3 tie with the Natick Comets.  Their strong showing set up a rematch with Chelmsford for the A division championship.


Leading the way in scoring for the Demons was Matthew Thalmann (Hopkinton) with 4 goals and 2 assists and Timothy Simoes (Hopkinton) with 3 goals and 2 assists. 


In the nail-biting championship game, Owen Bearer (Ashland) got the shutout and Nicholas Temple scored the only goal.


Demons Youth Hockey officially serves the towns of Hopkinton, Ashland and Holliston. For more information, visit their website

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Legacy Farms Hearing Continues

Sub-division plan discussed

December 6, 2010 — On Monday, the Planning Board held a continuance of the Public Hearing with Legacy Farms LLC, which has been approved for the development of 940 dwelling units and 450,000 sq. ft. of commercial, retail, light industrial space on 730 acres of land in East Hopkinton. This evening's focus was the submission of a definitive sub-division plan and the roadway going through it. The plan features eleven lots in the southern parcel that are not building lots, per se, but assessor's parcels.

      Project Manager Steven Zieff, above, was on hand to answer questions that members had at the last meeting, and to discuss new issues.

      Abutters to the project wondered if Curtis Road, now virtually a dead end except for access to the former Weston Nurseries land, would be accessed from the development.

      "We have no intention of connecting to Curtis Road," Mr. Zieff told the gathering.

      Abutter Chris Barry asked why the intersection at the Legacy South Road and East Main Street was not being developed along with the South spine road.

      Planning Board Chairman Joe Markey added, "I don't know how you can add a south road without doing work on that intersection ."

      "I would like to look at it with VHB (Vanasse Hangen Brustlin - Developer's engineer) and FST (Faye Spofford & Thorndike - Town engineer) and see what they think is the appropriate course of action."

       Legacy Farms would like to use polyethylene pipes for its wastewater transmission, rather than cement-lined that have a problem with leakage.

      "You don't have a problem with I & I [input and infiltration of ground water] with polyethylene pipe," Mr. Zieff said.

       [NOTE: Input and infiltration of ground water in Hopkinton's sewer system have brought the gallons per day from Hopkinton to the Westborough treatment plant above the allowed limit, and generated a warning from that town.]

      In answer to a question from the board, Mr. Zieff said that sidewalks that are expected to meander in and out of the town's right-of-way and onto Legacy's private property will be worked out with the town.

      "That means an easement," said board member John Coolidge.    

     In regard to waste water being processed on Legacy land, Mr. Zieff said. "The waste water treatment facility is privately owned and not under the jurisdiction of the town."

      "I'd be concerned with pipes under the street," Mr. Markey replied.

      The Public Hearing has been continued to December 20 at 7:30 with both the board and the applicant hoping that the town's engineer is more timely with its responses in preparation for that meeting.

      Golden Pond assisted living facility is on the agenda of the Board of Appeals on December 15, and Chairman Markey said he plans to attend. The Golden Pond appealed the decision of the Planning Board that approved the site plan with conditions.

       The Board voted that Mr. Markey should be accompanied by Town Counsel  at a meeting Mr. Markey requested with principals involved in the appeals process. (Motorola Droid photo)

End of 2010 is the End of 50% Off


December 6, 2010 — Years after establishing Antiques and More as a Marlborough destination for antique aficionados, Bob Logan, left dealing with a customer, and Irene Mullen, are looking to spend more time with each other, rather than passing each other on the way to and from the shifts that they covered at their shop at 282 East Main Street at the corner of Hosmer Street in Marlborough.

     For the rest of December, Antiques and More is offering everything you see in their shop at 50% off of the lowest price on the ticket.   (Motorola Droid photo)

Host an International Student 2nd Semester

Open your home to the experience of a lifetime! Host an international student coming to Hopkinton High School for the second semester. Your life will be enriched in enormous and sometimes surprising ways and you'll be contributing to globalizing your family and your community. A stipend is provided. If you're interested, please contact Ann Northup, International Coordinator at 508-480-8513 or This program is sponsored by Educatius International, a non-profit international educational organization which, among other projects, connects international high school students with American secondary schools and families.


Gubernatorial Order

From the Governor:

Please be advised that Governor Patrick has requested that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

This gubernatorial order applies to:

1. The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls
2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings
3.  All state military installations



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Police News UP-TO-DATE

December 6, 2010

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8:54 pm Officer Matthew McNeil responded to a report of children in the woods off Winter Street...


7:50 pm Sergeant Scott vanRaalten and Officer John Moran responded to the report by a Hayward Street restaurant manager of a male with a flashlight looking into cars in the parking lot...


5:00 pm Sergeant Scott vanRaalten and Officers Matthew McNeil, Aaron O’Neil, and John Moran responded to a 911 call regarding a tractor trailer that had hit a retaining wall,..


4:19 pm A school street resident called in a sick or injured wild boar...

Frederic G. Penniman, Jr., 83


Frederic G. Penniman, Jr., 83, of Hopkinton MA died on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at MetroWest Framingham after a brief illness. Fred was born and grew up in Whitman, MA. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany immediately after WWII. He received a B.A from Boston University and an MBA from Northeastern University. Fred spent his entire career at the U.S. Army Natick Research and Development Laboratory, first as a physicist and then
as a research administrator.

He was predeceased by his wife of 46 years Lois (Eames) Penniman. He is survived by his brother Harris, sister Faith and predeceased by his sister Priscilla and his son Frederic G. Penniman III. He is also survived by his son John Warren Penniman of California; daughter Nancy wife of David Kearns of Rockport, MA; son Daniel Penniman and his wife Wendy of Milford NH; and daughter Elizabeth Penniman of Hopkinton and his grandchildren Jaime (Penniman) Derderian of California, Stephanie and Michael Kearns and Erica, Christina, and Jonathan Penniman. He was great-grandfather to Emily Hale, Waylin and Quinn Derderian.

He was very interested in community affairs in Hopkinton and served on the Hopkinton Finance Committee and Democratic Town Committee. He was a member of the Hopkinton Lions Club. After he lost his sight a few years ago he was able to continue to enjoy activities at the Senior Center and appreciated the kindness of the staff. He also enjoyed listening to music, especially the old songs of the Heritage String Band and spending many summer vacations on Cape Cod in Brewster.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 4-7p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 12:30 pm in the United Protestant Parish of Carver, 115 Main Street Carver, MA. Burial will follow in the Lakenham Cemetery in Carver. Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Friends of the Seniors 28 Mayhew St. Hopkinton, MA. 01748 or Friends of the Library, 13 Main St. Hopkinton, MA 01748.

Chamber Holiday Party Cancelled

The Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party has been cancelled. Instead, the chamber plans to hold an awards dinner oin the first quarter of 2011.

Holiday Chimes at Golden Pond


            On December 3, 2010 the Elmwood School Ringers performed holiday music for residents at Golden Pond. The sing-along style performance has become a tradition where smiles and singing abound. The Elmwood School Ringer ensemble is made up of teacher volunteers who perform hand-chime music.  The ensemble performs at school assembly programs and in the community.  Photo by Jaclyn Foisy. 

            Pictured Row 1 L-R  Ms. Catherine Joyce, Mrs. Barb Foisy

                         Row 2 L-R  Mr. Ken Morin, Ms. Christine Basile, Ms. Fran Hruska, Mrs. Patricia Diamond, Ms. Laura O’Malley

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American Legion to Raise Flag at Gazebo

US Army Rangers flew flag in Iraq


December 5, 2010 — On this Tuesday at noon, the legion will raise a flag on the new flag pole at the gazebo.

       This flag was first flown over Forward Operating Base Grizzly, Camp Ashraf, Iraq, and then presented to Ralph and Pat Edwards of Hopkinton by their grandson, SSG Michael Daly. Michael was a radio operation maintainer with the 1st Ranger  Battalion  in Iraq and  is the son of Patty Edwards Daly , a 1972 graduate of Hopkinton High School.

Do You Want to Know a Secret?


December 5, 2010 — Above, Abby Tarka, 4.5 years-old, opens her heart to Santa at Weston Nurseries Sunday afternoon, where they offer free photos to all who share the moment. Hopkinton's Dick Brault, the Legion Post 202 Chaplain and a Marine Corps veteran is special friends with Santa and has been able to get him to come to Hopkinton for several years.

     Santa will be there next week, too, 10:00 to 11:30 am and 1:00 to 3:00 pm. December 11th and 12th.

New Sound Assembly Chorus

Hopkinton Drug was the venue for the chorus above. To see the photo larger, just click on it. Their presence caught the photographer without his HD video camera, but the hour was saved by the use of his smart phone, a Droid from Advantage Wireless, 77 West Main Street. See and hear the video to the right.


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Lighting Sparks


December 5, 2010  — Robin Batchelder from Sparks Art Studio speaks with a visitor on Sunday at Hopkinton Drug's gigantic Annual Holiday Open House.

      Chose the icon on the left to learn about the extensive offerings the studio has to offer.


Frederic G. Penniman Jr., 83


Frederic G. Penniman Jr., 83, of Hopkinton passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. Arrangements are incomplete and under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton

'Tis the Season

December 4, 2010 — Kim Jennings and Dan Cloutier ended the afternoon of fun at the Hopkinton Public Library today with some holiday fare. Some of their performance is on the video below, along with performances by the Hopkinton High School Chorus, the arrival of Santa Claus, and the lighting of the Christmas Tree:


Many Stops on His Journey

December 5, 2010 — As people know, Santa has many stops to make before he sets out to deliver gifts on Christmas Eve. yesterday, he was at Colella's, Weston Nurseries, Angel's Garden Center, and Hopkinton Drug, to name a few, before he took a ride to the Hopkinton Common for his annual sit-down with Mrs. Santa. He will return to all of those businesses today, Sunday, to wave to children passing by and speak with those who may stop. Click on the icons to learn more abou0t the times for Santa at Weston Nurseries and Hopkinton Drug.


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