Above - The intersection of Mill and Greene streets - the location of the 1955 flood shown in the pictures below.

    Below - The same location in August 1955. Click here to see much more of the flood.

    I was fairly sure that the house in the picture on the right,below, was the Hatt house, but thought I should check to be
    sure. I knew that David Atkinson would have the answer. Here's what he wrote when I asked.

    Yes Dan that is the Hatt house just before being washed away. I am not sure what kind of store they had..I know when
    my mom and dad owned it, it was a store and they sold not only light food to the workers at Westcott's Mill  but
    household stuff like bread and milk.
    David

    Site of first Hopedale High School and first
    Sacred Heart Church. Click here for more.

    The high school cupola was removed in August 2007
    because water was leaking through it and into the
    building. Since that time, as you see below, it's been
    on the ground at the wastewater treatment plant.
    Click here to see photos of the move, plus several
    possible solutions to the problem.

Hopedale in August 2018


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A Private Affair   

Ezine for mid-August -
The Hopedale Community   

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    Click here to go to the August issue of localtownpages/hopedale, where you can read about Day in
    the Park, Senior Center activities, Bancroft Library news, the Hopedale women's history project,
    Elmer Viens to receive Boston Post cane, Hopedale High girls softball and girls tennis, and more.

    Sacred Heart Church stained glass
    windows. Click here to see all of them.

    Click here to see Milford Daily News and Boston Globe (headline
    above) articles on the proposed project for the Draper property.

    Joe Leoncini died on August 7 at the age of 101. He
    was quite a guy. Click here to read about his life.


39th Annual  Hopedale Day in the Park

Sponsored by the Hopedale Cultural Council
In cooperation with the Hopedale Parks Department
And a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Rain date: Sunday, September 16

Hopedale Town Park  10am-4pm

Juried Art Show,  Craft tables,  Music,  Food,  Games      

10:00am – 2:00pm      DJ Mike Rutkowski
Music, fun, and games at the bandstand

11:00am    Rainforest Reptiles-  basketball court  Free!

Noon    TMI Self –defense Hapkido Demonstration

1pm-3pm      Animal Craze Petting Zoo   Free!

2:00pm      Jumpin’ Juba- on the bandstand

3:00pm       BST  MMA Fitness Demonstration

                                                   Little Red Shop – open all day                                                   
Canoes and kayaks on the pond with Fin and Feather

    Here's a corner of my little backyard. You can see pole beans growing up into a
    flowering crab tree. I could have cut the tree back a bit, but for this year decided to
    let the beans grow into it. The pale green in the middle is part of an asparagus
    patch, and on the lower right is a bit of my raspberry patch. Starting to grow up
    above the raspberries is an Asian pear tree. Elsewhere in the yard, I have two
    pear trees and two apple trees. If you're thinking of planting fruit trees in your
    yard, my suggestion is pears. Much easier to deal with than apples. I'd also
    suggest semi-dwarf is a better choice for most than standard size. They bear
    years earlier than standards and should provide all the fruit you'd need.

The G&U Railroad Hopedale yard - August 17.

Above - Water is a huge problem.

Below - Water is a lot of fun.

    Hopedale Boston Post cane recipient Elmer Viens hugs his granddaughter, Danielle
    Sullivan of Melrose, as he arrives Thursday at the Hopedale Community House Senior
    Center for a presentation ceremony. Viens, who turns 99 of Sunday, worked as a
    draftsman at Draper Corporation. Milford Daily News photo - Ken McGagh Click here
    to go to the page on Boston Post cane recipients in Hopedale, including the Milford
    News article on Elemer Viens.
August 1955