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Pancakes and Politics

Hopkinton's Boy Scout Troop 4 hosted its Annual Pancake Breakfast, offering a variety of pancakes to a full crowd at St. John the Evangelist Church. Concurrently, activists outside sought signatures to recall Select Board members Ritterbusch, Mannan, and Lafreniere, amid local discontent.

HPL Foundation Funds new “Coffee House” Series at Library

The Hopkinton Public Library Foundation announced funding for a new series of Coffee House events at Hopkinton Public Library that will feature a range of cultural and artistic performances. At the first Coffee House on Saturday, April 6, 2024, the Betty Strong Room will...

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Hopkinton Game Show ‘Bragging Rights’ returns

HCAM debuts a new "Bragging Rights" episode tonight at 8:00 PM, featuring a game show where Hopkinton students guess popular local survey responses. Hosted by Sidhi, a Hopkinton High Senior, watch on HCAM-TV (FIOS 30, Xfinity 8) as two teams compete for the top spot.

Gronk Named as Grand Marshal for 2024 Boston Marathon

Rob Gronkowski has been honored with the 2024 Patriots’ Award by the B.A.A. for patriotism, philanthropy, and inspiration. Known for his football prowess, he's impactful off-field, founding the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation and the Gronk Playground project. He'll also serve as Grand Marshal for the Boston Marathon, embodying sportsmanship and community support.

From Litter to Sparkle: Hopkinton Calls for Community Hands in Pre-Marathon Cleanup Drive

The Sustainable Green Committee is organizing a town-wide cleanup on April 6, coinciding with the marathon's 100th start, aiming for 100 volunteers. Participants will gather at the Town Common from 9 AM to 12 PM to pick litter in assigned areas, with DPW collecting bags on Monday. Community groups are encouraged to take part to help prevent environmental and wildlife damage. Contact HopGreenMA@gmail.com to join.

Project Just Because Club Announces upcoming Walkathon

The Project Just Because Club at Hopkinton High School is hosting a fundraising Saint Patrick’s Day Walkathon on March 13, from 3-5 p.m. at the HHS Athletic Center. Participants can form teams to walk for donations, with the top fundraisers keeping 20% for a charity of choice. Registration and sponsorship details are available online, with further information obtainable from walkathon coordinators.

Popular Fashion Show to Fight Ovarian Cancer Returns

Kathy Mazur and Marie Boyle are hosting their sixth annual fashion show on April 8-9 at Central Public House, benefiting ovarian cancer research. Proceeds support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Girly Girl P.A.R.T.S. for developing early detection tools. The event emphasizes the significance of early detection for successful treatment. Last year featured Dr. Matulonis, with Swoon as the lead sponsor.

Hopkinton earns Coveted MassBio Platinum Rating

The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce announced that Hopkinton received a Platinum Rating from MassBio, indicating it's a prime location for biotech facilities. MassBio's BioReady system grades communities on their capacity to host such companies. Celebrations with free breakfast will be held at RoslinCT, asking attendees to RSVP on the Chamber's website.

Author Talk: Women and Children First

On January 21, 2024, the Hopkinton Historical Society will feature Susan Wilson discussing her biography of Susan Dimock, MD, a pioneering surgeon and inspiring 19th-century figure. This free event highlights Dimock's contributions to medicine and her trailblazing role as a female physician, with signed books available for purchase.

Troop 4 wants your Christmas Tree

Boy Scout Troop 4 is organizing its annual tree collection fundraiser on January 6th, 2024. The funds from this event go towards providing leadership and outdoor programs to the boys, supporting activities like campouts, skill-building, and community service projects. Additionally, the funds enable once-in-a-lifetime High Adventure trips. For more information and registration, visit: https://www.troop4hopkinton.com/tree-collection

WATCH: Joseph Connects the Historical Dots

Chuck Joseph recently presented "The Story of Hopkinton: 1950 - Present" at Hopkinton High School. The narrative covered the town's historical connections, local businesses, and the influence of a WWII bombardier on its economy. Joseph, assisted by Aubrey Doyle, Jr., interviewed residents and conducted extensive research for the presentation.

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest on January 30, 2024

The Knights Of Columbus are hosting their annual free-throw championship on January 30, 2024, at Hopkinton High School, with registrations starting at 6:30pm. The competition is open to 9-14 year olds, including those with disabilities. The event encourages community interaction and top participants will advance to the district finals.
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Watch: Hopkinton Community Partnership Hosts Elf Scavenger Hunt

The Hopkinton Community Partnership held their annual Elf Scavenger Hunt, aiming to raise funds for needy Hopkinton families over the holidays. Children were encouraged to find "Elf on the Shelf" at local businesses, receiving goodie bags and raffle prizes. The event is part of the organization's mission to support the diverse needs of the community.

Chuck Joseph to Present ‘The Story of Hopkinton: 1950 – Present’

On December 13, Chuck Joseph will present the history of Hopkinton since the 1950s at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts. The lecture follows the town's growth from a small farming community to a thriving suburb, and ends with a Q&A session. Sponsored by the Hopkinton Historical Society and Chamber of Commerce, the event is open to all.

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Faces at the Start Line

Hopkinton, typically a quiet town, comes alive each Patriots' Day as tens of thousands converge for the historic Boston Marathon. The 128th event drew 29,451 entrants from 129 countries; notable participants included Estonia's Roman Fosti and charity runner Zach Bilotta. Runners are supported by nearly 10,000 volunteers and cheered by spectators providing a vibrant atmosphere, with a record pace and large female pack highlighting this year's marathon.

Class of 2024 College Commitments, Part 2

HopNews celebrates the Hopkinton High School Class of 2024's graduation and invites submissions detailing graduates' future endeavors. Send photos, names, schools, and majors to editor@hopnews.com for a frequently updated page. Check back regularly for new updates.

Charlie Middleton passes at 90

Charles Francis Middleton, 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2024 surrounded by...

The Untold Story of Judy Hoyt, Champion of the Disabled

Judy Hoyt was a relentless advocate for people with disabilities. Her work inspired and transformed the lives of thousands of Americans.