Hopkinton Historical Society Presents Program on Indentured Servants

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Indentured servants were probably the first European settlers in the Hopkinton area. An indentured servant was typically a young, unskilled laborer who came to America under contract to work for an employer for a fixed period of time, in exchange for their ocean transportation, food, clothing, lodging and other necessities during the term of their indenture. They included men and women; most were under age 21, and most became helpers on farms or house servants. They were not paid wages.

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Michael Toole: A Charity Runner for Children’s Hospital Boston

It’s that time of year again; the time when we get to meet and hear the stories of local residents who are training to run the Boston Marathon. In the eight years that I have covered local Hopkinton news, I have met and written about my next door neighbor, a friend, and a marathoner from Greece. Today, I’d like to introduce you to Michael Toole and his daughter, Avery.

February Photos

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Now you can see all of our photos for the month of February at Scene in Hopkinton. What happened in Hopkinton? Pictures tell the story.

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Baypath Pet Spotlight

Meet Kitty and Pumpkin, two kittens that need a home. If you are interested in adopting the, contact the Baypath Humane Society at 508-435-6938.

Get Your Ice On

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We're caught in a seasonal 'tween' time again. Winter has almost relinquished its grip on us. But, dirty snow banks and drifts still cover our yards. The half melted mush makes it almost impossible to enjoy a walk on our favorite trail. In a few more week most of the snow will yield to warmer temperatures and early spring rains, firmly leaving the outdoors in mud season.

Community Supported Agriculture Comes to the Library

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In the late 1960's Germany, Switzerland, and Japan, in response to food safety issues and the disappearance of agricultural land, started experimenting with different food distribution models. Cooperative partnerships between consumers and farmers were formed to develop ecologically sound farming methods along with socially responsible agricultural practices.

Twenty years later the concept started to take root in the United States, and the term Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) was coined by it's early domestic adopters at the Great Barrington MA CSA.

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Tea time at the Hopkinton Public Library

"Tea is everywhere these days," says Library Director Rownak Hussain. "It's more popular than ever."

And because of that, Hussain invited her friend and Hopkinton resident Anando Chatterjee, owner of Signature Estates, to give a talk at the library about tea; the different types, how it's grown and how it's manufactured.

Chatterjee describes himself as a third-generation tea farmer, having been involved in the tea business since 1912.

"It flows it my genes," said Chatterjee.

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Relay for Life Kick-off

The Relay for Life Kick-off event is scheduled for this Wednesday, February 16 at 6:30PM in the HHS Cafeteria. Read the invitation from high school senior, Evan Katz.

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Summer Camp Panel Discussion

The Hopkinton PTA and the American Camp Association have joined forces this year to bring camp information to Hopkinton families in a convenient and fun format. On Saturday, February 12, from 12PM to 3PM, the HPTA will hold its first Summer Camp Fair at the Hopkinton High School cafeteria.

Regional day camps, sleepaway camps and family camps will be on hand to provide information, making finding a the right camp for your child easier.

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Baypath Pet Spotlight

Watch the video and learn about a dog who needs a home.....


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