Sunday, May 5, 2013
Bookmark this page when you're wondering how to post an event, announcement or blog to Holliston-Hopkinton Patch.
Would you like to post events, announcements and blogs to Holliston-Hopkinton Patch? Keep this article handy each time there is something you'd like to share with our community. To post events to the site for free: navigate to the Events page and click “Add an Event” on the right side of the page. Tell us all the details about your upcoming event, then click “post my event” at the bottom of the page. That puts the event directly on our calendar. The end result is the same as if a Patch staffer had posted it for you. The only difference is, when you post it, it goes up right away. If you send it to us, you might have to wait until we're done reporting on the School Committee meeting, photographing an event, meeting with community members, …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Kenyan runners received a warm welcome from Hopkinton Elementary School students.
Eight of the world's top marathon runners entered the Elmwood School gymnasium on Thursday to a crowd of hundreds of excited students. Hopkinton's second and third grade students welcomed the runners by singing the Kenyan national anthem and performing traditional African music. At the event, 2012 Men's Boston Marathon Champion, Wesley Korir, thanked students for the warm reception. "You guys are the future and there wouldn't be any of this without you," Korir said.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Think this town stands out from others? Tell us—and enter a contest.
If you are reading Hopkinton Patch, you have at least some connection to town, whether it's as someone who works here, recently settled here or has strong local ties. From what you know of Hopkinton: does it have what it takes to be crowned "America's Most Interesting Town?" Until May 31, Reader's Digest magazine is accepting stories and photos that illustrate what makes a certain town special. The author of the winning story will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and their town will be featured on the cover of an upcoming issue of Reader’s Digest. Some of the stories Americans have shared so far include: For more information or to enter, visit www.readersdigest.com/america. If you don't want to enter, how about we discuss in this article …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Hopkinton Stone and Garden is ready to help you to make your lawn look summer smashing.
Although it seems such a long time ago that the unexpected summer hurricane tore through town, many are just now getting the full picture of the losses they took in their lawn. Fear not, Hopkinton Stone and Garden, Inc. is here to help. “We carry perennials, ornamentals, shrubs and trees,” Manager Karen DeWolf said. “But we are really well known for our big, gorgeous trees. You can literally come in, pick out a tree and have your yard look very much the same as it did with a tree you may have had for years.” Hopkinton Stone and Garden also caters to the brand new gardener who is not sure what they need to make their yard look stunning as we head into the warmer months. “We tell people to start out front,” DeWolf said. “It’s all about curb …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Rownak Hussein is the Director of the Hopkinton Public Library. Learn more about her and the expansion project below.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Faith Mayer
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
A love of books, an opportunity to be closer to her daughter’s and an obvious joy in her love of library sciences led Rownak Hussain to become the director of the Hopkinton Public Library. “I have been the Director since 2005,” Hussain said. “I moved to Hopkinton and the opportunity to leave academic libraries and come back to a public library presented itself. I loved the idea of doing everything and being involved in every corner of the library.” Hussain, who has a degree in library and informational sciences, admitted that management was not initially in the cards for her, but when she was laid off from another job the opportunity to try something new was appealing. “I am the pulse of the library,” Hussain said. “I know what’s going on…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Vicki Francis of Vicki Francis Photography shares her views of growing her business and her life.
Photography is an artistic expression. A willingness to see the world through color and light and your own personal view of the world. For Vicki Francis, photography is a way of life. “I think I have been a photographer forever,” Francis said. “It has always come very natural to me, but now I want to know more. Everyone has a camera nowadays, and they are regularly snapping away, but I really wanted to learn and master photography and tell stories through my lens.” Francis, a Hopkinton resident, comes from a long line of photographers and inherited her first equipment from a father she never knew. She rarely says no to an opportunity to take pictures around town. Actively involved in the HPTA you can find her pictures throughout the area. …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
iDazz owner, Trish Kozub is a one woman show on the road and in her studio.
Sometimes unwanted change can lead you to a career you never thought possible, and sometimes a trip to a bead store to feed your love of shiny things can turn into a lifelong obsession. Tricia Kozub, owner and founder of iDazz creations, experienced this first hand when her husband was asked to relocate to California. Kozub went reluctantly and her life changed. “iDazz started 12 years ago in California as a trip to a bead store that rapidly turned into an obsession,” Kozub said. “I was not happy about moving, but I loved that store and people were always amazed when I said I made my jewelry myself." Soon people began asking Kozub for her creations, and upon returning to Hopkinton after the Internet bubble burst, Trish found it impossible …
Friday, May 4, 2012
As part of the Chefs Move to School program, Hopkinton students were asked to submit recipes and essays about why healthy eating matters.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Submitted by the HPTA The winners of the first ever Student Recipe Contest have been named. Nine students, representing three schools, and seven grades, submitted the winning entries and an accompanying essay question, “Why is healthy eating important to you?” The Elmwood School winning entries included “Winter Worms”, a team effort by second grade students Kate Dion, Grace Joy, and Hannah Hutchins; and “Stuffed Shells” by third grader Geneva Sanga. The Hopkins School winning entry for fourth grade was "Turkey chili burritos" by Sarah Wilme. The winning entry for fifth grade was "Fruit and yogurt sundae" by Abigail Jaye. Hopkinton Middle School winning entries included "Hoisin Chicken Wrap" by sixth grader Chris Rowell; "Garden Fresh corn…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
P&J's Vending is happy to satisfy your 2 p.m. hankering for a snack or your morning coffee needs.
It’s 2 p.m., and you or your co-workers have a hankering for something small to snack on. With gas at nearly $4.00 per gallon and limited time, you don’t wish to drive anywhere. What’s an employee or more importantly an employer to do? Call P & J’s Vending. P & J’s Vending located at 60 Lumber St., specializes in vending machines, and they would love to deliver one to your office free of charge, with healthy options, and guaranteed terrific customer service. In business since 1990, P & J’s Vending has been providing full service vending to the Greater Boston, Greater Worcester, 495 belt, Eastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod area. “Our commitment to our customers is simple,” their website reads. “Fresh products, timely service, guaranteed.” …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Stephanie G. Jewelers is happy to help you restore your old jewelry or find something new.
Bling, rocks, stones, pretties. These are all names for jewelry, and Stephanie G. knows jewelry. Stephanie G. Jewelers, located at 77 Main St., is known for their design, their ability to recreate and make jewelry new again, and their knowledge of gems. "The best part of having a business is working with my customers and turning their dreams into realities through their expression of jewelry," Stephanie G. said. Stephanie graduated from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) as a Graduate Gemologist with Design. She received degrees from the American Gem Society (AGS) as a Certified Gemologist and Certified Gemological Appraiser but is no longer affiliated with AGS. A fourth generation family jeweler, Stephanie was commissioned by …