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 photo and video of the day.
Dora Garabedian helped start the Cultural Arts Alliance in the mid-1990s and was a driving force in turning it into the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, now a popular arts center on Hayden Rowe Street. Garabedian died last month at the age of 70, and her impact won’t soon be forgotten.
Thanks to a fast-growing population and an increasingly diverse populace, the Hopkinton Parks & Recreation Department has been pushed to expand its offerings to residents well beyond those traditionally associated with the office. In addition to youth sports like baseball, soccer, basketball and lacrosse, recent programs include an etiquette workshop for kids, babysitting classes with first aid and CPR, public speaking classes for kids, e-sports, Minecraft and outdoor yoga/hiking, among other activities.
This week’s Baypath Adoptable Animal feature highlights a pair of dogs, Liam and Nelly, who have become inseparable since arriving from Korea.
The town’s Department of Public Works announced Thursday that asphalt paving work is scheduled for Lumber Street from the intersection of Granite Street to the Milford town line from Monday through Wednesday of next week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The latest edition of Senior Snippets includes information about a program that focuses on clothing styles during the time of the Salem witch trials, as well as exercise classes, TED Talks and Our Time Memory Cafe.
Welcome to the Marathon Countdown Quiz. Each weekday through Oct. 11 we will have a trivia question about the historic race. Submit the correct answer for a chance to win a gift card and T-shirt. See contest rules for details.
TODAY’S QUESTION: The Spirit of the Marathon statue, located at Weston Nurseries at the 1-mile mark of the race, features Stylianos Kyriakides, who won the 50th Boston Marathon in 1946 in an inspirational effort. Kyriakides was invited to run the race by which Boston Marathon legend, who himself is immortalized with a statue in Newton? To submit your answer, click here.
YESTERDAY’S WINNER: Congratulations to Rachel Delaney, who correctly answered that the Boston Marathon normally is held on Patriots’ Day.
Photo of the Day: Workers remove a dying Maple tree at the Town Common on Thursday.
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