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.
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
Hopedale in July 2018 Hopedale in August 2017
Ezine for August 1 - A Private Affair
Ezine for mid-August - The Hopedale Community
Ezine Menu HOME
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.
What's going on here? Take a look at
Now and Then - Chapel Street to find out.
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.