Monday, January 21, 2013
Today is a federal holiday honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
1. All federal government offices are closed. 2. Post offices are closed, and there is no mail delivery. 3. Most retailers are open, but you should call ahead first. 4. Holliston and Hopkinton public schools are closed. 4. Most banks are closed, but there have been exceptions in years past. Check with your bank to see if it's open. 7. Restaurants are open. 8. Holliston and Hopkinton town offices are closed. Do you know of anything else that is closed? How about anything else that is open that warrants mentioning? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, January 18, 2013
The 2013 National Service Day is Saturday, Jan. 19
Volunteerism runs deep across America, and it's no different in MetroWest. Saturday, Jan. 19, is a National Day of Service, encouraging folks to get out in the community and pitch in to make a difference. President Barack Obama started the National Day of Service four years ago, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on Jan. 19, 2008, and also authorized a day of service on Sept. 11, 2009, as well. You can find volunteer opportunities and register volunteer events on AllForGood.org, Serve.gov, and the Presidential Inauguration Committee website. Many volunteer opportunties are happening through the entire weekend and not just on the National Day of Service. Find out where you can volunteer by plugging in your zip code here. There are …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Support the HHS Cheerleaders on Saturday or honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s memory on Monday.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. This weekend the Hopkinton High School Cheerleaders will be holding a fundraiser in Southborough. They will be at Cold Stone Creamery on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. 2. You probably can’t skate outside given the warm winter that we’ve had so far, but that doesn’t mean you can’t skate indoors. There are several rinks in the area including NorthStar Youth Forum in Westborough, and the home of the Hillers’ hockey team Navin Skating Arena in Marlborough. 3. Monday is Martin Luther King Day. As a way to help the town, the Hopkinton Youth Commission is hosting a Day of …
Martin Luther King day is Monday. Enjoy the long weekend and check out this community service opportunity.
1. Enjoy the long weekend, Monday is Martin Luther King day. To read about the national MLK day of service, check out the organization's website. 2. The girls JV and varsity basketball teams take on Medway High today at Holliston High School . The games begin at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. respectively. 3. The Harvard Republicans Club responded to Tuesday's opinion piece critical of Scott Brown yesterday. Let us know what you think, who do you agree with? 4. It's Friday the 13th, so be careful out there. Consider this a public service announcement to avoid crossing the path of black cats, walking under ladders and opening umbrellas indoors. 5. It looks like another rainy and cold day is ahead of us, with highs in the forties and showers …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
With just a week left before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Hopkinton Youth Commission put the last minute touches on their plans for a day of service.
To many students Martin Luther King Jr. Day might be just another day off from school, but to some Hopkinton children the day represents so much more. For several years now the Hopkinton Youth Commission has lead the town in helping the community through the Martin Luther King Day of Service. This year over 20 groups are participating in the day, including: Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, National Honor Society and the boys’ freshman basketball team. The day of service is being organized by Margie Wiggin, a Hopkinton resident and member of the Youth Commission. Wiggin has helped transition the day from service projects preformed in the school, to service preformed by groups scattering out around town to help the community. Groups will go to …