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Greenway opening

The Hopkinton Village Greenway, 4.5 miles of walking trails connecting town forests and conservation lands, will have a grand opening Sept. 21 with an inaugural hike of the trail at 1 p.m. The hike will begin at the Kimball Lake Cabins on Main Street. The rain date is Sept. 22.

Awareness contest

In order to challenge assumptions and build inclusive communities that welcome people of all abilities, The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities invites residents of New Hampshire to create an original video or video slideshow no longer than 30 seconds based on the topic “Count Me In!” The winning video or videos will be featured in the DDC’s upcoming public awareness campaign on community inclusion. In addition to being part of this campaign, the winner or winning team will also receive a $500 prize.

Entries should be full of powerful and positive images that put a surprising and fresh spin on the public’s view of people with developmental disabilities and what they can do. Submissions by youth, young adults and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged. The deadline for entries is Nov. 1. For full contest rules, release forms and more information on how to enter, visit


CROP walk

The Franklin/Tilton/Sanbornton CROP Walk for Hunger will be held Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. at the Franklin Falls Dam on New Hampton Road (Route 127). CROP, which stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty, is sponsored by Church World Services. Registration will begin near the front gate at 1:15 p.m., and there will be a short kick-off program at 1:45 p.m. Churches participating in the walk are the Sanbornton Congregational Church, Trinity Episcopal Church in Tilton, Tilton United Methodist Church, Franklin United Methodist Church, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Franklin, the Franklin Baptist Church, and the Awakening Spirit Christian Church. Other churches that would like to participate can call Chairwoman Marilyn Ladew at 934-5717, email or visit

Community groups and individuals are also encouraged to join the walk. If you cannot walk, donations are appreciated.


Class reunion

A Bishop Brady High School reunion for the Class of 1978 will be held Oct. 19 at the Courtyard Marriott. The cost is $40 per person and $75 per couple. There will be an unofficial meet and greet at 7 p.m. at the Red Blazer on Manchester Street. For information, call Jerry Voth at 765-730-4842.

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