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Veterans Inc. Run4Veterans 5k to Be Held in Worcester

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Worcester, MA –Veterans Inc. will host Run4Veterans 5k Road Race and Walk on Saturday, Nov. 2nd at The Beer Garden Pavilion in Worcester, MA. Funds raised will support the programs and services offered to veterans in need and their family members.

The event will be emceed by WCVB’s reporter Katie Thompson. The race begins at 10:30 am. Same-day registration will be open from 9:00 to 10:00 am.

Hopkinton Community Mental Health Needs Assessment

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WE WANT YOUR OPINION

Mental Health Collaborative in partnership with Hopkinton Youth and Family Services is
conducting an online survey in Hopkinton to better understand the mental health needs in our
community.

We encourage all Hopkinton residents ages 18 and above to participate in this brief, anonymous
online survey.

Please note that survey will be available from September 12, 2019 through October 5, 2019.

Please use this link to take survey: Survey.gazelleglobal.com/MentalHealthCollaborative

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) will Conduct Aerial Spraying

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The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) will conduct aerial spraying in specific areas of Middlesex, Norfolk, and Worcester Counties beginning on the evening of Tuesday, September 10 and continuing for several evenings. Spraying is weather-dependent and schedules may change.

Video: Hopkinton Health Director, Shaun McAuliffe talks EEE Threat, Lake Algae

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Hopkinton Health Director, Shaun McAuliffe stopped by HCAM news to talk about the critical EEE threat from Mosquitos in Hopkinton and Toxic Algae Bloom in local lakes. View the interview below.

BOH Adopts Policy to Mitigate Risk

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The Hopkinton Board of Health, at its meeting of August 28, 2019, adopts the following policy, effective immediately:

Policy to Mitigate the Risk from Mosquito-Borne Illness

DCR Recreational Advisory: Cyanobacteria Bloom in Hopkinton Reservoir in Hopkinton

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WHAT: The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is warning the public of a cyanobacteria bloom present in the Upper Hopkinton Reservoir, including at the waterbody’s beach area, in Hopkinton State Park in the Town of Hopkinton. During a bloom it is strongly advised that the public should not have contact with the water. Additionally, pet owners should keep their animals away from the shoreline to prevent them from ingesting the water. The waterbody will be retested until cyanobacteria levels are within acceptable limits per Department of Public Health (DPH) regulations.

Community Notice: EEE Risk Raised to Critical

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On Friday, August 16, 2019, a human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was confirmed in a young adult resident of Grafton, Massachusetts. In response, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MADPH) has raised the EEE risk rating in Hopkinton, Grafton, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Upton, Westborough, Framingham, Marlborough, Millbury, Northborough and Sutton to Critical. With the Critical Risk designation, municipal and community leadership are recommended to cancel or reschedule outdoor gatherings, organized sporting events, etc.

Video: 2019 Hopkinton Health Department Wellness Fair

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This past Saturday, about 35 vendors were setup at the Town Common for the Hopkinton Health Department Wellness Fair. Hopkinton Health Director Shawn McAuliffe and his intern Caroline Cueva organized the event in partnership with the Parks & Recreation Commission as well as Hopkinton Youth & Family Services.

Some of the vendors at the event included: Baypath Humane Society, Snappy Dogs, Massage Therapy businesses and also a few health clubs. View scenes from the event in the video below.

Video: 16th Annual Sharon Timlin 5K Draws Large Attendance

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This past Saturday the 16th annual Sharon Timlin 5K/Family Fun Day Memorial Event took place to fight against ALS. Over 1,100 runners participated in the event at the Hopkinton High School fields.

Video: Ashley Olafsen talks Bridging the Gap Between Parents and Teen Daughters Program

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MOVE a program for Young Girls is expanding their services and Co-Founder, Ashley Olafsen, will be hosting a workshop for parents called "Bridging the Gap Between Parents and Teen Daughters: How to Help Girls Navigate." The workshop will be hosted at the Hopkinton Public Library on Saturday June 15th at 2pm. You can find more information about the free workshop and Ashley at www.AshleyOlafsen.com.

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