Hopkinton Today: Thursday, April 22

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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.

Tim Kilduff’s accomplishments in the Hopkinton community — notably involving the Boston Marathon — gained the attention of Kent State, where he graduated in 1968, and the school recently announced that he would be inducted into the College of Education, Health and Human Services’ Hall of Fame. “I was taken aback, I asked them, ‘Look, you sure you got the right guy?’ ” Kilduff said upon being told he had earned the Centennial Alumni Award.

Torsten Grabbert started his professional life as an electrical engineer in his home country of Germany. It didn’t take long before he decided he didn’t have the passion for that career. At age 23 he became a fitness instructor and never looked back. In 2017, Grabbert — now 40 — moved with his husband (a neuroscientist) to the area and found work at a fitness center before deciding to start his own business, which he calls BodyFit (bodyfithopkinton.com). He was put in touch with HCA director Kelly Grill and soon found a home there, renting space in the building.

Education Station cofounders Christine Chapman and Sims Yun are excited to see how successfully participants have engaged and progressed in their learning through today’s more sophisticated technology. “As a result of the pandemic, we pivoted our business model to being fully online and prioritized our services. We’ve been thrilled with the results,” stated Chapman.

Town meetings tonight include the Appropriation Committee (6) and Community Preservation Committee (7).

Photo of the Day: This issue’s winner of the Hopkinton Independent/Bill’s Pizza photo contest is Dave Zani for this photo of the sunrise from a backyard on Clinton Street.

Photo contest winner
PHOTO/DAVE ZANI

Video of the Day:

Hopkinton Independent house ad