Category Archives: Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Renovated Hopkinton Center for the Arts Now Open

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The newly renovated Hopkinton Center for the Arts is now open and recently raised more than $125,000 at the Lights Up – Opening Night fundraising celebration. Funds raised from the event have brought the HCA within close reach of its $1.9 million dollar Capital Campaign goal, which will allow the HCA to complete the interior of the new arts center. Residents of Hopkinton and surrounding communities are already benefiting from expanded class offerings and performing and fine arts events, such as this year’s fun-filled Holiday Boutique Weekend (Dec. 4-6) and this week’s Primarily Potters Exhibit & Sale (Nov. 20-22).

Hopkinton Center for the Arts Update

Exterior-Rendering_090414The CAA has made incredible progress in the renovation and expansion of the barn space.  The walls have gone up on what is to be the new performance center.  As construction builds forward, the CAA is continuing in their fundraising efforts. They are in the middle of a Paint the Town campaign, and are more than halfway to the campaign’s goal of $15,000! They would like to thank everyone who has reached out to help get them there.

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Educate Hopkinton Fall Survey Results – Final

Thank you to everyone who took our fall budget topics survey! Although our survey is not scientific, it does give the Educate Hopkinton board some direction, and at least a rough idea of what topics are of most interest to our readers.

1) What Hopkinton capital projects are you most interested in this year? (Check all that apply)
Center School Capital Project 41%
Library Expansion Project 24%
Hopkinton Center for the Arts 12%
New DPW Facility 12%
Hockey Rink Building Project 7%
Other: Elmwood School and Special Education Reform

2) What Hopkinton land development projects / issues are you most interested in this year? (Check all that apply)
Milford Casino 32%
Legacy Farms/Former Weston Nurseries Property 28%
Hopkinton Square/Price Chopper 24%
Sports Fields / Active Recreation 8%
Community Preservation Act Funds 5%
Other: Fruit Street

3) What Hopkinton annual budget topics / issues are you most interested in this year? (Check all that apply)
Class Sizes 17%
Elmwood School Maintenance/Repairs 17%
Middle School Maintenance/Repairs 14%
Town Operating Budget – 2 ½% Increase 13%
Expansion of Foreign Language Program 12%
Energy Efficiency Savings / Green Issues 8%
Fees to Residents (Trash, Bus, etc.) 8%
School/Town Union Contract Negotiations 5%
Health Care Costs for Municipal Employees 3%
Other: Center School Maintenance/Repairs, Downtown Revitalization, Special Education Reform

Educate Hopkinton Fall Survey Results

What budget topics are Hopkinton residents most interested in this year? Although our survey is not scientific, it does give the Educate Hopkinton board some direction, and at least a rough idea of what topics are of most interest to our readers. If you would still like to take the survey it will remain open through next Tuesday, October 24: http://www.rationalsurvey.com/s/1566

1) What Hopkinton capital projects are you most interested in this year? (Check all that apply) 
Center School Capital Project 41%
Library Expansion Project 24%
Hopkinton Center for the Arts 14%
New DPW Facility 11%
Hockey Rink Building Project 7%
Write-In Responses: Elmwood School and Special Education Reform

2) What Hopkinton land development projects / issues are you most interested in this year? (Check all that apply) 
Milford Casino 32%
Legacy Farms/Former Weston Nurseries Property 29%
Hopkinton Square/Price Chopper 25%
Sports Fields / Active Recreation 8%
Community Preservation Act Funds 4%

3) What Hopkinton annual budget topics / issues are you most interested in this year? (Check all that apply)
Elmwood School Maintenance/Repairs 18%
Class Sizes 17%
Middle School Maintenance/Repairs 15%
Expansion of Foreign Language Program 14%
Town Operating Budget – 2 ½%
Increase 13%
Energy Efficiency Savings / Green Issues 8%
Fees to Residents (Trash, Bus, etc.) 7%
School/Town Union Contract Negotiations 4%
Health Care Costs for Municipal Employees 2%
Write-In Responses: Center School Maintenance/Repairs, Downtown Revitalization, Special Education Reform

If you would like to weigh-in the survey will remain open through next Tuesday, October 24:
Click Here to Begin the Survey