"The United Nations General Assembly designated
January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as
International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of
commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the victims
of the Nazi era and to develop educational programs to help prevent
future genocides." ~From:
by Robert Falcione
My birth took place a couple of years past the end of WWII, more
than a century after the taming of the native Americans, and nearly
100 years after Abraham Lincoln gambled for the freedom of the
slaves. In other words, I can't claim first hand knowledge of any of
those events, but I can look at the historical records and determine
the veracity of each. There is much history about the Holocaust.
Anne Frank left a diary. Others left powerful photos. One such photo
is on the left. I will get to that in more detail in a bit.
Arnold Newman, my early inspiration in photography, was banned from
Nazi Germany for his lighting of a Nazi industrialist from below his
chin, making him look even more ghoulish than he appeared without
it. But there was an experience he spoke of at a seminar I attended
with my professional organization that moved me in a very profound
Mr. Newman related how he was adjusting his camera, preparing to
photograph Anne Frank's father, Otto Frank, in the attic where she
wrote her diary while being
hidden during the Nazi rule, when a bell rang out.
Mr. Newman said that Otto Frank told him, "That is the same bell
that Anne heard and wrote about while she hid here." Mr. Newman broke down telling
the story to the gathering of photographers. He has been quoted as
telling a reporter that he and Otto cried and embraced. But why am I
remembering the Holocaust now?
Six months ago, I was hoping to find the photo above so I could
explain what I see, and how it affects me, and how it has captured
my full empathy, but I didn't find it. I figured I would address the matter at next year's
anniversary. But I just received copies, and very timely, I might
add . What do we observe immediately in the photo?
There are Hungarian Jewish women and children, but no adult men. The
three boys appear to be the subjects of the photographer, because
they alone are looking, albeit fearfully, at his camera. No adult is
comforting them from the apparently frightening words of the
photographer. No adult is looking at the photographer, only the
children, apparently knowing the children are central to the photo,
and looking for their
Mouse-over the image for a closeup to see the horror
in the eyes of the boys, who are apparently without any
adult family members, and appear to be waiting to be herded onto the
waiting train for deportation to Auschwitz for extermination of
which they were unaware. The horror isn't movie or TV horror.
It is expressed in subtle facial, mouth and eye positions. It is
But why remember the Holocaust now? Why not
wait for the official remembrance day? On January 27, 2017, the next
Holocaust Remembrance Day, short of a
d'é·tat, the United States of America will have had a new president
for 7 days. Now is a good time to think about the consequences of
unchecked bigotry, unbridled hatred and mob mentality, and imagine
which of the two possible Americas we will be living in on that
According to the
Book of Ecclesiastes, there is a time to hate and a time to love.
Let's choose the latter.
One Under Arrest
July 23, 2016 - After crashing into a tree on Elm Street this
afternoon and leaving his front bumper 100 feet behind, the driver
of this vehicle spent some time in a Hopkinton Ambulance being
evaluated before he was given a ride to the station in one of the
Hopkinton Police cruisers, under arrest.
Help Will Continue in the Morning
July 23, 2016 - The Massachusetts State
Police Airwing continues to have one helicopter assisting with
fire fighting and containment operations through Bambi Bucket
water drops at Joint Base Cape Cod. The Airwing has been tasked
with assistance in dousing hot spots with their 120 gallon
capacity Bambi Bucket. The National Guard has two Blackhawk
helicopters engaged in the primary fire fighting operation with
600 gallon Bambi Buckets. Water drops will be halted for the
evening at dusk and the Airwing will be securing from the scene.
The drops will resume in the morning at 8 a.m. and continue
until the fire is out. Route 6 in Sandwich has minimal traffic
impact from the smoke and fire.
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On a Country Road
July 23, 2016 - The Silo at Water Fresh Farm at 151 Hayden Rowe can
be a cool place to be on a hot day, with choices of ice cream, a
yogurt, and a sorbet, as well as a variety of tables with parasols
on the front lawn. It is a throwback to another era, when people
took drives on connecting roads in the country for ice cream. And
remember, it is a farm with plenty of fresh greens inside the
market, many grown year-round in the connecting hydroponic
Law of Nature
July 23, 2016 - This red-tailed hawk came from out of nowhere to
snatch this squirrel from its perch this afternoon on Rafferty Road, about 20 feet
above the ground and 25 feet away from the camera. It didn't stay
Air Wing Helps Out
CAPE COD - July 23, 2016 - 10:00 am -The
Massachusetts State Police are currently assisting with a brush fire
that has spread across an estimated 20 acres on Joint Base Cape Cod
(formerly Massachusetts Military Reservation, OTIS Air National
Guard Base, Camp Edwards). The call for assistance was made through
the Sandwich Fire Department and the Department of Conservation and
Recreation at 10:00 a.m. as the fire was spreading.
The State Police Airwing has one helicopter
conducting Bambi Bucket water drops to assist in fire control and
suppression. The helicopter is filling the Bambi Bucket at Snake
Pond in Sandwich where MSP divers and a boat are on scene to ensure
safe operations. Patrols from the State Police Barracks in Bourne
are responding to Route 6 to determine if any traffic impact will
occur due to the fire. Updates will follow if there is any impact to
traffic on Route 6. ~Contributed content.
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July 23, 2016 - Above, off road
tender (Brush 6), which is in its third day of action as a part
Fire District 14 strike team response to the Town of Framingham
to assist with a stubborn and deep burning brush fire off of
Edge Hill Rd. ~ Contributed
July 23, 2016 - It might as well be the Rock
of Gibraltar this turtle is facing. He has already assessed his
surroundings and determined the rock he is on is the only one he
is capable of climbing onto, at Bloods Pond this week.
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July 23, 2016 - When the Butcher Shop
on Ash is closed, this Muscovy duck enjoys looking at his
reflection in the glass door for hours. He is also known for
eating flies, which, as a result, are not seen at all on this
Issued: 8:12 PM EDT Jul. 22, 2016 –
National Weather Service
... A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 845 PM EDT
for central Norfolk... southeastern Worcester... southwestern Suffolk
and southeastern Middlesex counties...
At 810 PM EDT... a severe thunderstorm was located over Hopkinton... or
near Milford... moving east at 25 mph.
This is a very dangerous storm. Widespread wind damage has been
reported in Westborough! Natick, Needham, and Hopkinton are in the
path of this very dangerous storm.
Hazard... 80 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail.
Source... trained weather spotters.
Impact... flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without
shelter. Mobile homes will be heavily damaged. Expect
considerable damage to roofs... windows... and vehicles.
Extensive tree damage and power outages are likely.
Roadwork is scheduled on the following streets. Work
hours will be approximately 9am-3pm.
Monday 7/25 - Wednesday 7/27 – Hayden Rowe St –From
Chestnut St to EMCPark.
Wednesday 7/27 & Thursday 7/28 – Wood St –From
Rt. 495 bridges (near McIntyre Loam) to 700 ft west of
Both roads will be milled and have a “grooved” surface
until repaving occurs so please drive slow and use
There will only be one lane of travel during the
construction hours so please expect delays and seek
alternate routes when possible.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during
these needed projects.
July 22, 2016 - From left, Chamber of Commerce President
Scott Richardson, Verizon Store owner Sanat Palia,
UniBank VP, Relationship Branch Manager Doris Hamburger
and Selectman Vice-Chair John Coutinho assist in helping
with a belated grand opening and ribbon cutting for the
newest Verizon store.
Officer Brian Sanchioni stopped a motor vehicle on
Ash Street and subsequently arrested a 44 year-old
female from Milford and charged her with Operating a
Motor Vehicle With License Revoked as HTO and Motor
Vehicle Lanes Violation.
1:02 pm A
motorist reported that her tire was popped by road
debris while passing a construction zone on Wood
11:55 am A
resident of Downey Street requested an officer
remove her son from her property. Three officers
responded to remove him.
9:00 am A
motorist reported that while she was on her way to
work a short time ago another vehicle struck her
then took off on West Main Street.
Sgt. Matthew McNeil checked on the operator and two
passengers of a motor vehicle on Downey Street and
stated that the driver and one of the
passengers had fled on foot. After being located at
a residence the operator was transported to the
police station and was issued a criminal application
for Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle and
Failure to Stop for Police.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
11:52 pm A
caller reported a suspicious motor vehicle parked on
Deneen Road. Two officers spoke with the operator
who was talking with his girlfriend who lived on the
10:54 pm A
female caller reported finding an iPhone in her
purse and had no idea how it got there. She was
advised there have been no recent reports of a
missing phone and to contact the Milford Police
Officer Brian Sanchioni spoke with a walk-in who
stated that someone had stolen his identity.
Multiple callers reported a motor vehicle accident
with personal injury on Pleasant Street. Three
officers responded to assist and write a report.
10:16 am A
caller reported that an unwanted individual was
causing a disturbance at the town hall. Four
officers responded to remove the person.
12:24 am A
caller from East Street reported that a man was
trespassing in a pool for the second time this
night. Two officers located the man at his residence
and advised him not to return.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Officer John Corridan responded to Lumber Street to
assist the Fire Department with a reported mulch
fire in the area.
12:50 pm A
caller on Whirty Circle reported that a dog owner
had their dog off of its leash and when advised of
the leash laws they verbally threatened the caller.
Officer Thomas Griffin responded to speak with them
and notified the Animal Control Officer.
9:54 am A
caller from West Main Street reported that they
seized a counterfeit twenty dollar bill and wanted
to turn it in.
Multiple 911 callers reported three youths ringing
doorbells, banging on doors and yelling on Greenwood
Road. Two officers responded and stated seeing the
youths flee on foot towards Saddle Hill Road but
were unable to locate them.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Officer John Corridan reported that a female, in a
black SUV, just ran over a detour sign on Grove
Street and left the area at a high rate of speed.
Officer Matthew Santoro located the vehicle and
spoke with the operator.
Officer Thomas Griffin wrote a report of police
3:35 am A
resident of Clinton Street reported suspicious
activity in a garage at a new construction site.
Officer John Moran responded and issued a verbal
warning for a by-law violation to contractors
working in the garage.
2:59 am A
resident of Rough Rider Ridge reported noise in
their backyard, a broken screen and a suspicious
motor vehicle in the neighborhood. Two officers
responded and with the Southborough Police
Departments assistance subsequently arrested two
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Hopkinton native Tony Pandolfino
entertains the gathering at the Dynasty Chinese
Restaurant in Hopkinton. Let Tony lead you into his solo
version of the B. B. King standard, "The Thrill is
Gone," while building upon each verse with sampled
guitar loops over which he plays guitar solos; vocal
backup melodies over which he sings vocal harmonies; and
breathy, tender lead vocals.
Check it out below:
Be a Camper for a Morning
From left, Framingham Town
Manager BobHalpin, YMCA CEO RickMacPherson, State Rep
Carolyn Dykema, Hopkinton Superintendent of Schools
Cathy MacLeod, State Rep David Linsky.
21, 2016 This morning, local legislators, educators,
town administrators and Y Board volunteers experienced
the difference and saw first-hand the effective ways the
Y is working to address pressing challenges such as
summer learning loss prevention, childhood obesity, the
achievement gap, engaging youth-at-risk, and leading and
guiding today’s teens to become tomorrow’s leaders
through summer camp. To learn more, donate or become a
please click here. Contributed content.
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Free Pasta Dinner at
St. Paul’s July 27
HOPKINTON, MASS. (July
21, 2016) – The July Community Pasta Supper at St.
Paul’s Episcopal Church, 61 Wood Street (Rte. 135) will
be held at 5:30 p.m. on July 27. All
are welcome to this event, which is being supported by
the churches of the Hopkinton Christian Service
Connection. This pasta supper is held for the community
on the last Wednesday of every month.
meal will feature pasta (gluten free available),
vegetarian tomato sauce, meatballs on the side, green
salad, bread, beverages, and dessert.
The pasta supper is free,
although donations will be accepted.
STEM at Work
July 21, 2016 - iCREAT at
MassBay is an interdisciplinary, robotic-based
course where students will start by creating small
projects to learn about engineering design,
electronics and coding. In addition they will use
critical thinking, problem solving, creativity,
collaboration, verbal and oral communication, and
technical skills to build a functional robotic-based
system as their final team project. High school
students are engaged in college level credit-bearing
work earning 3-credits during this summer program.
iCREAT is funded through a National Science
Foundation grant, creating pathways to science and
technology-based careers for students. Today, many
students participated in a presentation of their
work to date.
JOINT LYNN POLICE-STATE POLICE - US MARSHALS SERVICE
–Arrests, drug and gun seizures in Lynn
JOINT LYNN POLICE-STATE POLICE-US MARSHALS SERVICE
RELEASE–Arrests, drug and gun seizures in Lynn
At 8:30 a.m. today
personnel from the Lynn Police Department Warrant
Squad, the US Marshal’s Service, and the
Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive
Apprehension Section went to 72 Mall St., apartment
#14, Lynn, where they arrested MOISES CASADO, 20, of
Chelsea, on a
federal arrest warrant for cocaine distribution.
Several other persons were at this location as well,
and firearms and narcotics were observed.
Troopers, and Deputy Marshals secured the apartment
and obtained and executed a search warrant a short
time later. Police seized from the apartment three
loaded semi-automatic firearms, more than 300 grams
of “crack” cocaine, more than six pounds of
marijuana, and more than $7,000 in cash, along with
narcotics packaging and distribution materials.
The four other subjects in the apartment were also
arrested and charged with numerous firearms and
narcotics offenses along with CASADO.
ALLBAN RAMADINE, 19, of Lynn;
TEVIN NYACHERO, 18, of Revere;
JORGE DELGADO-MEDINA, 20, of Everett; and a
All were charged with:
-Trafficking Class B Cocaine 200+grams;-Possession
with Intent to Distribute Class D Marijuana;
-Conspiracy to Violate Narcotic Laws;
-Illegal Possession of a Firearm (3 counts); and
-Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial
CASADO was additionally charged with the federal
cocaine distribution warrant.
DELGADO-MEDINA was additionally charged with being a
felon in possession of a firearm and three warrants
— for cocaine trafficking; carrying a dangerous
weapon; and armed robbery.
All were booked at the Lynn Police Station. All four
adult defendants will be arraigned tomorrow in the
Lynn District Court.
Over 1,000 Views as We Speak
by Robert Falcione
The video to the left shows three violations of
traffic law that happened while my webcam was
recording. Many people continue to view it. But
as I viewed it again, the severity of the
violation by the SUV became more clear and
egregious to me, as he sped down the wrong side
of the road.
There is no crosswalk between Yogurt Beach and
the opposite side of Main Street. A teen
crossing to their vehicle on the opposite side
of the street was always taught to look both
ways, but they got their license and they know
traffic is only supposed to be traveling
eastbound on that side, and they may only look to
And so, to the driver of that SUV, I hope you
saw the video of yourself.
But to the Town Manager, the DPW
Director, the Chief of Police, the Planning
Board, may I be so bold as to suggest
that you do not wait to redo the entire Downtown
before you act.
Please get a wide crosswalk marked in that area
If It Walks Like a Duck, Quacks Like
a Duck, and Looks Like a Duck... Attorney General Bares Teeth Against
Sales of Copycat Weapons of War
Each story unique in its circumstances, but
bound by a common thread: human lives taken by a gun.
There are myriad issues underlying each of
these tragedies: fear, racism, mistrust, hate.
These are critical issues that we, as a
country, have an obligation to honestly and forthrightly
address. And they’re issues my office is working hard to tackle
alongside our partners in the community, in law enforcement, and
But there’s one issue that can be addressed
right now — the proliferation of guns, particularly assault
Here in Massachusetts, 10,000 assault
weapons were sold just in the last year — each one nearly
identical to the rifle used to gun down 49 innocent people in
Orlando. In the week after the Pulse nightclub massacre, sales
of weapons strikingly similar to the Sig Sauer MCX used at Pulse
jumped as high as 450 percent over the previous week — just in
It’s no surprise the Orlando killer chose an
AR-15 style assault rifle. It’s a weapon of war, originally
created for combat, and designed to kill many people in a short
amount of time with incredible accuracy. It’s in the same
category as weapons chosen by killers in Newtown, Aurora, and
San Bernardino. These are not weapons of self-defense. They are
weapons used to commit mass murder. And they have no business
being in civilian hands.
How in Massachusetts, then, home to some of
the strongest gun laws in the country, do we allow people to buy
these guns? The gun industry has found a way to exploit our
laws, a loophole of potentially horrific proportions. And it’s
time we act. The Massachusetts assault weapons ban mirrors the
federal ban Congress allowed to expire in 2004. It prohibits the
sale of specific weapons like the Colt AR-15 and AK-47 and
explicitly The loophole in the Mass. assault weapons ban bans
“copies or duplicates” of those weapons.
But gun manufacturers have taken it upon
themselves to define what a “copy” or “duplicate” weapon is.
They market “state compliant” copycat versions of their assault
weapons to Massachusetts buyers. They sell guns without a flash
suppressor or folding or telescoping stock, for example, small
tweaks that do nothing to limit the lethalness of the weapon.
That will end now.
On Wednesday, we are sending a directive to
all gun manufacturers and dealers that makes clear that the sale
of these copycat assault weapons is illegal in Massachusetts.
With this directive, we will ensure we get the full protection
intended when lawmakers enacted our assault weapons ban, not the
watered-down version of those protections offered by gun
The directive specifically outlines two
tests to determine what constitutes a “copy” or “duplicate” of a
prohibited weapon. If a gun’s operating system is essentially
the same as that of a banned weapon, or if the gun has
components that are interchangeable with those of a banned
weapon, it’s a “copy” or “duplicate,” and it is illegal. Assault
weapons prohibited under our laws cannot be altered in any way
to make their sale or possession legal in Massachusetts.
We recognize that most residents who
purchased these guns in the past believed they were doing so
legally, so this directive will not apply to possession of guns
purchased before Wednesday. In the dozen years since the federal
assault weapons ban lapsed, only seven states have instituted
their own assault weapons ban. Many of those bans have been
challenged (unsuccessfully) by the gun industry, and we
anticipate our directive may be too.
But our job is to enforce state laws and to
keep people safe. This directive does both. In the face of utter
inaction by Congress, states have a duty to enact and enforce
laws that protect people from gun violence. If Washington won’t
use its power to get these guns off our streets, we will. Not
only do we have the legal authority to do so, we have a moral
obligation to do so.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura
Healey sent the above as an opinion to the Boston Globe
today, and linked it to her Twitter account, as well as the
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July 23, 2016
Saturday July 23rd is
Blueberry Day at Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton!
The local Lions club will be
baking up Blueberry Pancakes (9-11 am), Henry Patt from
Patt's blueberry farm will be doing a seminar about
growing and caring for blueberry bushes at 10 am and
Annie Stuart will hold a Blueberry Herbal Soap making
workshop at 11am.
July 20, 2016 - The property
building at 20-24 Main Street became the latest wave
in a sea of coming change for not only Downtown, but
the east and west sides of Hopkinton, too.
The new owners, Kensons LLC, headed by Vaios
Theodorakos, closed on the real estate Monday with
the heirs of Flora Busconi, the beloved landlord of
the three stores, whose combined lease/rental
longevity of the last three tenants added to over
Mr. Theodorakos said his group,
which owns rental properties in seven states across
the country, is studying two possibilities: One, to
put $400,000 - $500,000 into a renovation of the
structure, or to spend $4-$5 million to tear down
for Library Trustee
The Board of Selectmen would like to
announce the Hopkinton Public Library Board of Trustees
has a current vacancy until May 2017. The Board is a
five-member elected board responsible for overseeing the
library for the benefit of the community. Working
closely with the Library Director, members are
responsible for establishing library policies and plans,
determining the final budget and conducting public
relations. The Board meets on the third Thursday, from
September through June. Interested residents
should apply by 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 26, 2016
via the online volunteer form at
Residents may also apply by submitting a letter of
interest to Maria Glynn, Executive Assistant, Town
Manager’s Office, 18 Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748.
Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton & Surrounding
(Photo, above, 20-24 Main Street sold yesterday for
Transactions from July 12, 2016 - July 19, 2016 Click on blue links to see Town's property card
Please be advised that in accordance with the
Presidential proclamation issued today as a mark of
respect for the victims of the attack on police officers
perpetrated on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, and as ordered by Massachusetts Governor
Charlie Baker, the United States flag and the
Commonwealth flag shall be flown at half-staff at all
state buildings beginning immediately until sunset,
Friday July 22, 2016.
This gubernatorial order applies to:
1. The main or administration building of each
public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and
2. Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings
3. All state military installations
Editor's note: The many recent tragedies have moved the
President and the Governor to order the flag at
half-staff. for periods of time, which have been
Pond Street resident reported an injured deer in
a neighbor's backyard. Officer Arthur Schofield
advised that he saw two deer in the area who
appeared to be fine. The Animal Control Officer
911 caller from Pinecrest Village reported that
her computer had been hacked and documents were
stolen. Officer Arthur Schofield responded to
write a report.
Arthur Schofield came upon a civil dispute on
West Main Street and wrote a report.
William Burchard stated coming upon a possible
drug deal in progress on West Main Street. Two
other officers responded and subsequently issued
a citation for possession of under an ounce of
Saturday, July 16, 2016
officers stopped a motor vehicle on Lumber
Street and subsequently arrested a 43 year-old
male from Hopkinton and charged him with OUI
caller from Mayhew Street reported a man on a
mountain bike riding through grave sites and
being disrespectful. Two officers checked the
area with a negative find.
walk-in from Old Town Road spoke with Officer
Peter Booth regarding his motor vehicle being
broken into overnight.
resident of Hayden Rowe Street reported that two
of her mailboxes were hit the night before.
Officer Arthur Schofield responded to view the
911 caller reported a dumpster fire on Davenport
Lane. Two officers responded and advised that
the fire was extinguished. While the Fire
Department was leaving they reported finding a
young child by themselves but was then reunited
with their parents shortly after.
walk-in reported that his belongings were taken
from an incident the night before and would like
to get them back. Officer Panagiotis Hontzeas
advised that his property was returned to him.
resident of Hayward Street reported his vehicle
being broken into and some scratch tickets and
change were stolen from it. Officer Peter Booth
wrote a report.
Jacob Campbell stopped a motor vehicle on West
Main Street and subsequently arrested a 54
year-old male from Upton and charged him with No
Inspection/Sticker and Operating a Motor Vehicle
With License Suspended.
Friday, July 15, 2016
911 caller reported a motor vehicle accident on
Hayden Rowe Street with a male lying injured in
the road. Four officers responded and advised
that it was a hit and run accident. The man was
transported to the hospital. Sgt. Aaron O'Neil
then reported that he stopped a motor vehicle
and arrested a 20 year-old male from Framingham
and charged him with OUI Liquor & Serious
Injury, Leaving the Scene of Personal Injury and
Death and Negligent Operation of a Motor
Alex Cruzvergara stopped a motor vehicle on
Marshall Street and subsequently arrested a 57
year-old male from Holliston and charged him
with OUI Liquor, 2ndOffense,
Failure to Stop for Police and Speeding in
Violation of Special Regulation.
Peter Booth spoke with a resident of Windsong
Way regarding contractors throwing trash on his
Davis Road resident reported that there was a
possum inside her home. Two officers checked the
entire residence with a negative find.
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EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE!
JOIN STATE REPRESENTATIVE CAROLYN
DYKEMA & Y CEO RICK MACPHERSON
AND EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE A Y
SUMMER CAMP MAKES!
Date & Time:
Thursday, July 21st, 9am-12pm
MetroWest YMCA’s Summer Day Camp located at
45 East Street
in Hopkinton Massachusetts, 01748
What to wear: Be a camper for
the morning. Wear comfortable and
casual camp clothing. Sneakers recommended,
(no sandals please.)
Why should you attend? Camp
at the Y is more than just beaded bracelets
and campfire songs. YMCA’s across the
Commonwealth are working hard to enrich the
lives of all children in our communities:
Y camps have educational curriculums
which have helped prevent the summer
learning loss and have a positive impact
on reducing the achievement gap in the
towns we serve in Massachusetts.
Y’s are combating the childhood obesity
epidemic and working hard to prevent
chronic disease by engaging youth in
healthy eating and physical activity,
Y’s are dedicated to families by
providing financial assistance to those
who wouldn't be able to experience
Y’s are keeping our kids safe by
supporting youth at risk and the
prevention of child abuse.
Y’s are committed to teen leadership and
training programs which help teens
to develop life skills, build
self-confidence, make positive
connections and become positive role
Y’s have long term strategic goals to
nurture the potential of all children in
our community and need your help as an
advocate in building stronger community
foundations for generations to come.
first hand the impact summer camp has on
9:00am - 9:15am - Arrival
9:15am - 9:40am - Camp Opening Ceremony.
Sing a Song & Salute the Flag.
9:45am –11:15am – Camp in Action:
Swimming, Archery, Sports, Music
11:15am – 11:30am – Closing, Q & A
11:30pm -12:00 - Boxed Lunch with Teen
left, is a pretty popular video,
especially for July. I should have
known, given the feedback from years
of my one-way violation photos, and
the past handicap space scofflaws I
put the video up three days ago, and
before this ink is dry, it will have
over 600 views.
The video shows
three violations of traffic law, two
very serious. I did not go looking
for them, they appeared in front of
my $20 dash cam video recorder.
There were a few before them, but
this genius writer did not know that
the video loops and overwrites when
it gets full. And then in another
genius move, I yanked the power cord
out of the socket so that it would
stop recording and save the
violation I had just witnessed. Note
to self: Push the stop button
instead of yanking the cord out,
because when the power button is
pushed the program "closes" the
file. I learned that at an adult
education Computer class at Keefe
Tech about 45 years ago, working on
a computer that needed an entire
room to itself and had less memory
than my alarm clock. But I digress.
If you, a
reader, has had the same things
unfolding onto your dash cam, and
you want to share them, give me a
call at 508-435-5534.