Hopkinton Today: Friday, March 26

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Good morning, Hopkinton! Welcome to the daily update we call Hopkinton Today — a quick recap of yesterday’s news, highlights of what’s on tap, and a video or two to brighten your morning.

In an unusual year filled with unprecedented obstacles, the Hopkinton Public Schools Music Department was determined that one thing would not occur: silence. Working in concert, Hopkinton music students, faculty and administrators kept the music playing, even if in a limited form and with some significant changes.

Perhaps no businesses have faced a bigger challenge during the pandemic than restaurants. Now, with restrictions loosening, restaurants are hoping to bounce back. And the community is doing its part to help. The Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce is organizing a Restaurant Week from May 14-23, during which time there will be promotions, raffles and other incentives to visit local establishments.

A high school student directed his first large-scale food drive this year in Hopkinton, and his group roughly doubled the amount of food collected for local families in need compared to last year. Shubhanjay Khanal, a Hopkinton High School junior, took over an event begun by his mother, Shova Khanal Sharma, an executive committee member for the service organization Sewa International.

This week’s Business Profile features RE/MAX Realtor Sandy Lucchesi, who offers 17 years’ real estate experience in Hopkinton and surrounding towns. She loves educating others about current market trends.

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts’ Teacher Show starts today and runs through April 26. Hours at the Lotvin Family Gallery are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Photo of the Day: Sisters Nicole and Andreia Armbrust, tourists who were visiting sites along the Boston Marathon route, pose with the George V. Brown statue at the Town Common.

Runners at Town Common
PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad