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Above - Sacred Heart Church
Below - The original Hopedale High School, which
became Sacred Heart Church in 1935. Click here to
go to more pictures and a history of the church.
Hopedale - January 2020
Hopedale in December 2019
Hopedale in January 2019
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me there were lights blinking high up in the
maple in our front yard. I took the picture on
the left and above showing them. In the
morning we could see that it was a drone..
Below - Site on Elmwood Avenue where the
Italian Club was located. Click here for more
about it, and also about the Bright Oak Club.
Printed in the Hopedale High paper,
The Blue Flame, in the 1930s.
Back to the story of the drone. After spending five days
up in the tree, and being soaked by some rain, I'm not
sure it will ever fly again. Nevertheless, I had an idea
about getting it down, and wanted to see if I could. I have
some pieces of PVC tubing in 10-foot sections. I put two
together (different diameters) with the smaller one
about a foot into the larger one. I got up as far up as I
could on a step ladder, with DJ and the mailman, who
had just come by, making sure the ladder didn't go over.
I found it rather awkward trying to maneuver a 19-foot
pole while holding it as high overhead as I could, and
standing on the ladder, but after a few pokes it came
down. I'll get it back to the kid it belongs to.
The corner of Hopedale and Freedom streets,
With the temperature on the weekend of January 11 and 12, being in the
low to mid-60s, all the walking trails in the area were very busy. This
picture shows the Blackstone Canal and towpath in Uxbridge. Although no
one can be seen in this picture, we were seldom out of sight of other
walkers. Other places we saw that were in use by large numbers of people
included the Hopedale Parklands, the Milford rail trails, the West Hill Dam
area, and the path from Hartford Avenue, Uxbridge to Lookout Rock.