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April 5, 2009 , - April 11, 2009

A Bright spot for a Gloomy Day

April 11, 2009 - Daffodils are making a valiant effort to arrive in this weather.

CHORAL CONCERT

POETRY IN SONG

ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS

Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director

FERN HILL—John Corigliano

FROSTIANA—Randall Thompson

(Poetry of Dylan Thomas & Robert Frost respectively)

& selected musical settings of other contemporary poets

Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 8 PM

Chapel of the Cross

160 Flanders Road, Westborough

Accessible to the physically challenged

Assistive listening systems available

Large print programs

Tickets: $15; $12 Students/Seniors

Advanced sale discount $1

Information: (978)-562-9838 or www.avmsingers.org

Alene E. Cole, Publicity

(978) 562-9838

KG Easter Egg Hunt

April 11, 2009 - After the hunt, the little ones got to meet the Easter Bunny.

For more Easter Bunny photos click here

Fireball 2009 photos

April 11, 2009 - Photos from the 2009 Fireball to raise funds for a new ladder truck for Southborough.  The Committee is still accepting donations and you can find more information about the ladder truck and the committee by clicking here.

Pamela Jane Lapidas

 

 

Pamela Jane Lapidas SOUTHBOROUGH Pamela Jane (Paquette) Lapidas, 49, of Southborough, died Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a long battle with cancer. Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of Betty Paquette of Southborough and the late Richard Paquette. She obtained her Special Education teaching degree from Bridgewater State College, and taught emotionally disturbed and special education students for a number of years prior to having her own children. Later, Pam was an active volunteer in the Southborough schools and at other charitable organizations. Her other passions included cooking, piano, volunteerism and her children. Always positive, courageous, gracious and hopeful in the face of a fatal illness, she never once complained about her health and was always interested in everyone elses life. Even when she was sick, she was always reaching out to others. She was a positive source of support to her husband, and a great caregiver to her own mother and children. Pam is survived by her husband, Jack, and two young daughters, Meredith and Victoria. A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 11, at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of the Cross, 160 Flanders Road, Westborough. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, Southborough. A time of visitation will be held prior to the service from 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Instead of flowers, the family asks that donations in memory of Pam be made to the Pamela Lapidas Memorial Cancer Research Fund, c/o Middlesex Savings Bank, 162 Cordaville Road, P.O. Box 410, Southborough, MA 01772. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home (www.SFCFH.com), Marlborough.
 

SPORTS

April 11, 2009 - THawks Varsity LAX against Wachusett, THawks won 13-3

Play Ball

April 10, 2009 - Practice has started up for the young baseball crowd.

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Get out the crayons! The new Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog coloring page is here! Click on the picture below to print off your copy and start coloring away!

 

 

 

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Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body, and Spirit
Living History Performance
April 22 at 7:30 pm

One man. One hour. One unforgettable show. In Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body and Spirit, actor/author/educator Ted Zalewski brings to life one of America’s greatest presidents. Combining history, drama and fun, he gives voice to many of Roosevelt’s own words, writing, and beliefs. Cowboy, soldier, naturalist, historian, Mason, father, statesman and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, Theodore Roosevelt lived a life that inspires us still. Admission is $10/adult, $5/child for Museum members; $12/adult, $6/child for all others. Tickets are available online through our website.

EXHIBITION NEWS
 
Hartwell Tavern before restoration, 1981 (above) and after restoration, 2003. Photos courtesy of the National Park Service.
Hartwell Tavern before restoration, 1981 (above) and after restoration, 2003. Photos courtesy of the National Park Service.
 
"Realizing the Vision: Minute Man National Historical Park Turns 50"
April 11-October 18, 2009

From April through September 2009, Minute Man National Historical Park (NHP) is commemorating its 50th anniversary with a series of special events and programs. Among those events is a collaborative exhibition at the Museum, “Realizing the Vision: Minute Man National Historical Park Turns 50.” The show is made up of approximately 40 photographs documenting the restoration of the historic Battle Road. The half-century restoration project has returned the landscape to what it was like in 1775.

The Minute Man NHP website provides complete details of the Park’s anniversary celebration. The Museum's calendar lists all collaborative programming that runs from April through June at various institutions in the region.

 
Drum, 1774. Loaned by the Lexington Historical Society, Lexington, Massachusetts
Drum, 1774. Loaned by the Lexington Historical Society, Lexington, Massachusetts
 
Historic Drum on View! Just In Time for Patriot's Day!

On April 20, 2009, Massachusetts observes Patriot’s Day, a holiday originally established in 1894, to commemorate the history-making battles at Lexington and Concord. The National Heritage Museum’s exhibition, “Sowing the Seeds of Liberty: Lexington and the American Revolution,” tells the story of the day through the eyes and voices of the people who helped shape our nation's struggle for independence, not only on the day of the battle but in the years and decades before.

This year, through the generosity of the Lexington Historical Society, we have special short-term addition to the exhibition—one of the drums thought to have been purchased by the town of Lexington in the uncertain months before April 1775. In 1774, inhabitants of Lexington voted that “the Town provide a Pair of Drums for the use of the Military Company in Town.” This is thought to be one of them.

William Diamond, a sixteen-year-old wheelwright’s apprentice, was the militia’s drummer. For months, the rhythms he beat on his drum communicated Captain Parker’s commands when the company practiced drilling. In the early hours of April 19, 1775, his drum called the militia to assemble outside Buckman Tavern. Stop in to see this new addition to "Seeds of Liberty."
 

National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421
781-861-6559
www.nationalheritagemuseum.org

Sports

4/11 ARHS

Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Hingham High School 9/11 Field in 1:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS Hingham High School 9/11 Field in 3:00PM
4/11 AVRTHS

No Events Scheduled

ROCHE

BROTHERS

MAY 1st ~ 4-7 PM

FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT ARHS

JUNIOR POST PROM PARTY

We need your help!

The Post Prom Party is getting increasingly more expensive to sponsor each year.

We rely solely on donations from local businesses and ARHS Junior parents.

Roche Brothers has kindly offered to donate a portion of their sales on

MAY 1st from 4-7 to our cause!

It’s EASY!

Simply do your shopping at Roche Brothers in Westborough on

Friday, MAY 1st 4 - 7 PM

hand your receipt to the ARHS Post Prom Party volunteer before you leave

the store and the we get 5% of all the receipts collected between 4-7 PM!

A simple way to help out a good cause just by doing your weekly grocery shopping.

Please mark your calendars! Spread the word! See you there!

 

CORRIDOR NINE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

On Wednesday, March 25th the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast award ceremony to honor seventeen

area high school seniors who were selected as Scholastic Award recipients for 2009. Among them were eleven Algonquin seniors. In

alphabetical order, the winners are:

Kathleen Campbell

Changik (Charlie) Chung

Rachel Distler

Meredith Irvine

Alyssa Kody

Alexandra Molnar

Zenya Molnar

Katherine Pieper

Benjamin Schoener

Kevin Webb

Helen Yang

Congratulations to all the winners!

Fire Log

Monday 4/6/09

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT FOX HILL RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

13:52 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ NEWTON ST
A29 FF KANE FF PIERCE
C30 LT PELTIER

14:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE FAIRVIEW DR
C27 CAPT MAURO

15:31 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ NEWTON ST
A29 FF PIERCE FF KANE
C30 FF FRANKS

16:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE MIDDLE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

16:24 ELECTRICAL WIRING PROBLEM, OTH TURNPIKE RD
A29 FF KANE FF PIERCE
C20 CHIEF MAURO
C27 CAPT MAURO
E22 LT PELTIER FF FRANKS SO PELTIER
E23 FF NEAL CAPT HUBLEY
SC1 LT COLLEARY FF ALESSI FF HOGAN

19:25 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD
A28 FF HOGAN
A29 FF PIERCE FF NEAL
C20 CHIEF MAURO
E23 LT PELTIER FF FRANKS
SC1 FF TOMMANEY FF WILLS EMT GLECKEL

21:48 MOBILE PROP VEH FIRE,OTHER PARMENTER RD and PINE HILL RD
B24 LT PELTIER
E22 FF PIERCE FF NEAL FF WILLS FF TOMMANEY

22:36 CANCELLED ENROUTE PARMENTER RD
A29 FF PIERCE FF NEAL
C30 LT PELTIER
Click for more fire log

 

Holy week schedules for Southborough Churches
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE 2009

PASSION (PALM) SUNDAY, APRIL 5

St. Matthew’s Church

Saturday Vigil Mass - 4:00pm


Sunday Masses - 7:30, 9:00, 11:00am, and 6:00pm

HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 9

Mass of the Lord’s Supper – 7:00pm


Adoration of the Reposition – 8:00-10:00pm

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 10

Stations of the Cross – 3:00pm


Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion – 7:00pm

HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 11

Confessions at Parish Center – 10:00am


Solemn Vigil of Our Lord’s Resurrection – 7:30pm

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 12

The Resurrection of the Lord

Masses: 7:30am – Church

9:00am & 11:00am – Church and Parish Center

There will be no 6:00pm Mass

 

Holy Week Service Schedule

St. Mark’s Episcopal

Palm Sunday, April 5th

Holy Eucharist at 8is, 9am and 10:45am

Monday, April 6th

Holy Eucharist at 7am

Tuesday, April 7th

Holy Eucharist at noon

Wednesday, April 8th

Holy Eucharist at 10am

Maundy Thursday, April 9th

Holy Eucharist at 6pm

Maundy Thursday Meal at 7pm

Gethsemane Vigil 7pm-midnight

Good Friday, April 10th

Good Friday Liturgy at noon

Stations of the Cross at 7pm

Holy Saturday, April 11th

Lighting of the Pascal Candle/Baptisms at 5:30pm

No 4:30pm Holy Eucharist

Easter Day, April 12th

Holy Eucharist at 8am

Festival Choral Eucharist at 9am and 10:45am

No Sunday school

St. Anne's Church, Southborough

Pilgrim Church Southborough

Thursday, April 9

Maundy Thursday

6:30 p.m. - Supper

7:30 p.m. - Service

Sunday, April 12

Easter Sunday--Services @ 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

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Office of Representative Carolyn Dykema

Dykema Hails Passage of House Transportation Reform Bill

Boston-- Tuesday night the House of Representatives passed a landmark transportation reform bill that lays the groundwork for more equitable treatment of Metrowest commuters. In keeping with the legislature’s commitment to dealing with “reforms before revenue”, the bill consolidates the turnpike authority with Mass Highway, reduces the overly generous benefits currently enjoyed by MBTA employees, and provides for the elimination of the practice of paying salaries for routine maintenance with bond proceeds.

Of great significance to Metrowest turnpike commuters was the inclusion of an amendment supported by Representative Dykema and the Metrowest Caucus that requires toll revenues to be used only for the benefit of the roads, tunnels, and bridges on which they are collected. This provision requires that the unfair diversion of Pike tolls to pay debt service on the Central Artery project cease and an alternative revenue stream be identified before the July 1 scheduled toll increase.

Representative Dykema (D-Holliston) praised the passage of the bill, stating "Passage of this bill is a big step forward for our tollpayers and the state. I'm very pleased that our Metrowest delegation helped shape the final bill and that we are moving toward greater control over how toll revenues are spent."

ARHS News Notes

ALGONQUIN CLEANS UP AT DECA

Sixty-five students recently spent two days in Boston competing at the Massachusetts State DECA Conference. The results were

excellent with 95% of the students achieving competency certificates. The following students placed in their respective events and are

eligible to attend the International DECA Conference in Anaheim at the end of April: Michael Aisenberg placed 2nd in the Hotel and

Lodging series event. The team of Alexandria Trimboli and Tony Lorenzi placed 3rd in the Financial Analysis Team Decision

Making Event. The team of Josh Factor and Phil Kachajian placed 1st in the Financial Analysis Team Decision Making Event. The

team of Casey Hill, Joe DePalo and Kevin Webb placed 1st in the Entrepreneurship Promotion Project. The team of Olivia Sherry

and Kathleen Campbell placed 1st in the Financial Literacy Promotion Project. The team of Matthew McHugh and Nicholas Foley

placed 1st in the Massachusetts DECA Promotion Project. Seventeen students in total are eligible to attend the International

Conference in Anaheim.

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Algonquin Fine and Performing Arts Department will present a revised, in concert version of “Les Miserables” in memory of Dennis

Wrenn on Friday, May 8th at 8:00 PM.

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Sophomore Alex Silver represented Algonquin at the Poetry Out Loud State Semi-Finals on March 7th . Alex did an amazing job

with his recitations and advanced to the State Finals, placing among the top 20 in Massachusetts. He received a $250 scholarship for

his accomplishments.

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The Algonquin Robotics team competed in the Boston Regional Robotics Competition on March 5th, 6th and 7th. After two days of

qualifying rounds, they were ranked first out of 54 teams. The team stayed strong through the quarter and semi-final rounds and was

ultimately defeated in the final round.

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Seniors Jeff Serapiglia and Shay Gibson won acting awards at the semi-final round of the Massachusetts High School Drama

Festival at St. John’s Prep in Danvers on Saturday, March 7th. Juniors Charlie Leblond and Allie O’Brien were nominated to

compete in this year’s Art All State. Morgan Lee, Jacob Burnstein and Regan Eckler’s work is also being displayed in the Youth

Art Month exhibit at the Worcester Art Museum.

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Algonquin finished in second place overall in the Worcester County Varsity Math League out of 34 teams. We have been invited to

participate in the State Math Playoff on April 3rd. Junior Ofir Nachum finished the season as the top scoring individual.

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Sports

4/10 ARHS

No Events Scheduled

4/10 AVRTHS
Boys Varsity Track @ **Postponed - Shawsheen Valley Tech HS Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Track @ **Postponed - Shawsheen Valley Tech HS Click for directions   3:30PM

WINTER SPORTS WRAP UP

Winter athletics had an outstanding season with over 423 students participating comprising 16 teams. Mike Wrinn continues with his

winning streak earning the title of “Mr. Everything”, New England Champion. Gymnastics are undefeated League Champions and

sectional finalists – 4th in the state. Girls’ basketball are league champions. Swimming team made district and state qualification

with Senior Kate Powlen being named State Champion. Boys and girls track made district qualification with Haley Laird being

named State Champion. Senior Theresa Logan was named League MVP in Girls’ basketball.

 

Calling Volunteers to Work for WildlifeVolunteer Day 2009

Mass Audubon is hosting its annual Statewide Volunteer Day and YOU’RE invited!

Saturday, April 25, 2009
9 am to noon

What better way to celebrate Earth Day! Join us for a day of family fun as we dive into projects suitable for all ages and abilities. After a morning of hands-on work, enjoy a free program and stay to explore the wildlife sanctuary. Bring your friends, family, neighbors, and a picnic lunch. School community service verification is available.

See our participating sanctuaries for volunteer projects and free programs. Sign-up online today!

Greater Boston and North Shore
Boston Nature Center, Mattapan: Trash Trackers, Landscaped Areas and Urban Forest Restoration, and Gardeners and Green Thumbs
Broadmoor, Natick: Help Bring the Moors Back to Broadmoor
Drumlin Farm, Lincoln: Trimming our Trails, and Poultry Pond Pick Up and Planting
Habitat, Belmont: Trail, Garden, and Property Maintenance
Ipswich River, Topsfield: Trail Mulching, and Buckthorn Cutting and Removal
Stony Brook, Norfolk: Grounds and Gardens

Central & Western Massachusetts
Broad Meadow Brook, Worcester:
Butterfly and Fern Garden, Wildlife Habitat Management, and Water Garden Construction
Marion S. Lynes, Westhampton: Trail Improvements
Pleasant Valley, Lenox: Battling Invasives, Trails and Grounds Work, and Barn and Education Center Prep

Southeast, Cape Cod & Islands
Allens Pond, Dartmouth: Uncovering the Stone Barn Farm
Daniel Webster, Marshfield: Help Fence Us In, and Spring Spruce Up
Felix Neck, Edgartown: Bittersweet Blues, The Metamorphosis of Our Butterfly Garden, and Picnic Table 'Paloozza'
Long Pasture, Barnstable: Bluebird Bonanza, and Mulch Madness
Wellfleet Bay, Wellfleet: Woodchip Silver Spring Trail, Campground Clean-up, and Wood Splitting and Stacking


For more information and to sign up, visit www.massaudubon.org/workforwildlife, call 781-259-2161, or e-mail volunteers@massaudubon.org.

Rays of Sunshine

April 8, 2009 - Rays of sunshine pop out of the clouds that oftentimes today made way for snowflakes.

Scouts visit the Buffalo Soldier's Exhibit

April 8, 2009 - On Tuesday evening the Cub Scouts of Pack 921 Southborough visited the Buffalo Soldiers Museum. Pete DePina and Russell Horne hosted the cub scouts and their parents, and explained the history behind the legendary soldiers. The boys heard about the Indian Campaigns in the West, as well as WWII and Korea, while admiring the weapons, uniforms and paintings chronicling the African-American units. This was a wonderful way to teach some important history preserved right here in Southborough. (photos contributed by Bob Flynn).

 

Happy Passover

 Southborough Library to Host Information Sessions on Social Security

April 30 and May 13

Peter G. Martin will be conducting a Social Security planning workshop at the Southborough Public Library on Thursday, April 30th from 1:00 to 2:30pm.  The event is free and open to the public. A repeat session will be held on May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Library.

Over 12,000 baby boomers are turning 62 every day.  Among the many decisions confronted is when to take Social Security:  should you take social security early or wait--What is the breakeven date?  Should you continue to work part-time? What is the best way to maximize Social Security benefits? 

Since Social Security can make up almost 40% of retirement income, these are important issues to examine.  There are lots of questions, and lots of misinformation in the marketplace.

Call 888-460-6901 to reserve a seat at the April 30 Social Security Workshop, or email Peter directly at pmartin@investorscapital.com.  Attendees can request a free copy of "Baby Boomers’ Guide to Social Security." 

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop

Conveniently located directly across the street at 40 Mt. Vickery Road from the Southborough Post office.

Come on in to pick up flowers or gifts for the holidays

Click here to order flowers

Click here for website

Dorothy Johnson

 

 

SOUTHBOROUGH Dorothy (Smith) Johnson, 96, of Southborough, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, at the Coleman House in Northborough. She was the wife of Gordon Johnson, who passed away in 1993, and Stanley G. Jackson. She was the last surviving child of Leon and Leola (Lee) Smith. Mrs. Johnson was a graduate of Marlborough High School. She was a chef for a variety of places, ending her career at Becker College. She enjoyed gardening and quilting and was a longtime member of Pilgrim Church of Southborough. She is survived by two nieces and a nephew, Marion Bartlett of Marlborough, Alma and Albert Jackson of Canada; three great-nieces Joy Bridges, Lisa and Ashley George. She was predeceased by her son Gods little love, Stanley G. Jackson Jr. A funeral service will be held Thursday, April 9, at noon, at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, Southborough. Memorial contributions may be sent to Pilgrim Church, Common Street, Southborough, or Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, 02115.
 

Sports

4/9 ARHS

Boys Varsity Tennis VS Leominster High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis @ Leominster High School Doyle Field 3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse @ St. Johns H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Hudson High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Outdoor Track @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Outdoor Track VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Hudson High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Marlborough High School   4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Marlborough High School   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Wachusett Regional H.S. 9/11 Field in 4:30PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   5:00PM
 Boys JV Volleyball @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   6:00PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS Wachusett Regional H.S. 9/11 Field in 6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   7:00PM
4/9 AVRTHS
Girls Varsity Softball @ Parker School 3:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS **Postponed - Nashoba Valley Techhs 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Clinton High School 3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Clinton High School Click for directions 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Track VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Track VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs 3:30PM
Fix'n to Fix the Wires

April 7, 2009 - A National Grid Truck sits alongside route 9 awaiting the crew to repair the wires.

CERT Awards Night

April 7, 2008 CERT/MRC team members met last night and received several awards.  CERT is Community Emergency Response Team and MRC is Medical Reserve Corp and were  formed about a year ago.  In that year members have been deployed to a house fire, several vehicle accidents, Heritage Day including last nights motor vehicle accident on route 9.  There are monthly training meetings and CERT/MRC will be holding an open house.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Open House

Learn about the

combined CERT/MRC

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Free Class

Family Emergency

Preparedness Class

NASA's GREATEST MISSION?  The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has reached the final round of NASA's Mission Madness tournament where it is competing against upstart SPB, the Super Pressure Balloon, for the title "NASA's Greatest Mission." We endorse SOHO. Since the observatory was launched more than 13 years ago, it has revolutionized solar physics and the art of space weather forecasting--and the plucky spacecraft is still going strong. Vote now and help propel a spaceweather favorite to the championship: http://mission-madness.nasa.gov/

VOLCANIC CLOUD UPDATE:  Sulfur dioxide emissions from Alaska's Mt. Redoubt volcano are spreading.  A doughnut-shaped cloud about 600 miles wide is now swirling through the stratosphere off the coast of California.  Sulfur dioxide and associated aerosols have been known to produce sunsets of exceptional beauty.  Check spaceweather.com for the latest sulfur dioxide maps to see if you should be looking for volcanic colors this evening: http://spaceweather.com.

 

THE TOWN OF SOUTHBOROUGH RECEIVES RAIN BARREL GRANT FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The Town of Southborough is pleased to announce it has received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection to provide 20 New England Rain Barrels to Southborough residents at the discounted price of $62.95, almost 50% off the retail price of $119.95. The Town of Southborough has teamed up with The New England Rain Barrel Company and DEP to offer these rain barrels to help residents conserve water, save money and reduce storm water run-off. The first 20 barrels sold will be at the $62.95 rate. Subsequent barrels will be priced at $72.95 each.

The average homeowner uses approximately 40% of water for outdoor use. A one inch rainfall on a 1,200 square foot roof will yield over 700 gallons of water. Using a rain barrel is an excellent way to conserve some of this water. A quarter inch run-off from an average roof will easily fill the barrel. If you have 5 storms a season, that equals 275 gallons of free water. Rain barrel use reduces the stress on municipal water systems during the summer months and improves storm water management.

The rain barrels are made from 55 gallon blue plastic recycled containers. The top does not come off, so no children or pets can get in the barrel. It has a six inch diameter inlet opening covered with a screened louver to keep insects and debris out. The barrels have 2 brass spigots; one to allow you to connect a hose for watering, and one for overflow. You can connect a hose to the overflow spigot and redirect the water away from your home. It even comes with a 5 foot hose with a shutoff valve. You can join multiple barrels for additional capacity.

Orders may be placed through April 24 and the rain barrel pick-up day is Saturday May 2, 2009 from 9 a.m. until noon at The Transfer Station at 147 Cordaville Road. To order a rain barrel, call The New England Rain Barrel Company at 877-977-3135 or order online at www.nerainbarrel.com .

Sports

4/8 AR

Girls JV Softball @ **Postponed - Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Nashoba Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ **Postponed - Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Nashoba Regional H.S. Algonquin
4/8 AVRTHS
Girls Varsity Track VS **Postponed - Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Keefe Technical High Scho   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Shawsheen Valley Tech HS Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Track VS **Postponed - Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   3:30PM
Algonquin Vs Wachusett

April 6, 2009 - Route 9 westbound and eastbound are closed tonight due to an vehicle hitting a pole westbound by Capital Properties.  This brought lines down across route 9 pulling the pole on the opposite side (eastbound) to fall across the small Verizon building. Electric and Telephone utility companies responded to the call along with Southborough Police and fire and State Police.  Traffic was turned up Parkerville Road North and Route 495 ramps were closed toward Southborough.  It is unlikely that Route 9 will reopen until sometime around midnight tonight.

Glorious Sunrises

April 6, 2009 - There have been some beautiful sunrises this week.

Neighborhood Icon

April 6, 2009 - "Mulligan" the Parkerville Road S Mascot, sporting his new hair cut!

Irene G. Long

 

 

SOUTHBOROUGH Irene G. (Sabetti) Long, 72, of Southborough, formerly of Natick, died Sunday, April 5, 2009, at her daughters home in Upton, following a long illness. Born in Providence, R.I. , Jan. 24, 1937, the daughter of the late Philip and Carmela (Scarduzio) Sabetti, Mrs. Long was raised in Providence and had lived in Kentucky, Georgia and Hawaii before moving to Natick in 1971, where she lived for many years before coming to Southborough. Mrs. Long had been a home health aide for TLC of Framingham for many years. She had previously worked as a nurses aide in Georgia and at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick. Mrs. Long loved the ocean, trips to Provincetown and times spent with her family. She is survived by her children, Deborah Fitzgerald and her husband, Brian, of Upton, Michael Long and his wife, Beth, of North Reading, and Denise Peters and her husband, Tom, of Franklin. She is also survived by her sisters, Anne Tallman of Falmouth, and Angela Frater of Wisconsin. She was the sister of the late Jim Sabetti and Louise Messier. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jenn Pasquarosa, Joe Peters, Clara and Evan Long, and Molly Fitzgerald, and her great-grandson, Vinnie Pasquarosa. Her funeral take place Wednesday, April 8, from the Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com), 131 Main St., Franklin, at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. Marys Church at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday, April 7, 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Charles River Oncology, 297 Union Ave., Framingham, MA 01702 Attn: Shelly Thompson.
 

The Southborough Garden Club

has established a scholarship to be awarded to a student who has been accepted to a school of higher learning or is presently attending college in one of the following fields: Arts and/or Sciences related to Horticulture, Floral Design, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Conservation, Agriculture, Botany or Landscape Architecture/Design.

To be eligible, the candidate must be at least a two year resident of Southborough and must demonstrate scholarship achievement and good citizenship. The amount of the award this year is $1,000.

 Applications are available at the Southborough Public Library and should be returned by April 28th to the address below.

Marjorie Lowry, Scholarship Chair

Southborough Garden Club

35 Glen Court

Southborough, MA  01772

 
Sports

4/7 ARHS

Girls JV Softball VS Hudson High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Outdoor Track @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Outdoor Track VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Hudson High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Tennis @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Hudson High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Groton Dunstable Regional   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse VS Groton Dunstable Regional Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Hudson High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse VS Groton Dunstable Regional Algonquin 5:00PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse @ Groton Dunstable Regional   5:30PM
 Boys JV Volleyball VS Fitchburg H.S. Algonquin 6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS Fitchburg H.S. Algonquin 7:00PM
4/7 AVRTHS
Boys Varsity Baseball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs   4:00PM
Cruising along

April 5, 2009 - Two bicyclists get a head start on the day as they approach the route 85/Southville Road intersection.

Windy Breeze

April 5, 2009 - Breeze ripples up the water off White Bagley Road.

The Lone Fisherman

April 5, 2009 - All set for fishing on a nice day.

Southborough meetings

April 5 - April 10, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

ADVISORY COMMITTEE April 6 6:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Agenda
 
April 6 6:30 AM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
HISTORICAL COMMISSION April 6 7:00 PM Historical Museum, Common Street
OPEN SPACE PRESERVATION April 6 7:00 PM Lower Hall Cordaville Hall
PLANNING BOARD
Agenda
April 6 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
TRUST FUND ADVISORY COMMITTEE April 6 5:05 PM Foyer Town House
ASSABET VALLEY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL COMM. April 7 7:00 PM School Committee Conference Room
YOUTH COMMISSION April 7 7:15 PM Conference room Fayvill Village Hall
COUNCIL ON AGING April 8 7:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
EMERGENCY PLANNING & MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE April 8 10:00 AM Memorial Hall Fire Station
       

Senior Schedule

Monday 6

Tuesday 7

Wednesday 8

Thursday 9

Friday 10

8:30  Health Clinic

8:30  Walking Group

9:15 painting 8:30 Health Clinic

 

9:00 am Dr. Cooper   9:30 Pool    
 

9:30 Tai Chi

10:00 Creative Writers 9:30  Mah Jongg 11:30 movie/bag lunch
9:30 Cribbage

11:00 Senior Singers

11:00 AM book club 12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch
12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch 11:30 Gershwin Cabaret performance 12:30 Pitch  
12:00 Blue Plate Special 12:30 Pitch 12:00 Lunch  1:00 PM bridge  
2:00 Fitness

 

2:00 PM Fitness    

Senior Center open @ 9:00 AM Saturdays

ANNUAL SENI

TJ LUNCHES AT THE

SENIOR CENTER

Call by Friday at noon to reserve

a lunch! $5.00

All served with ROLLS & BUTTER, BEVERAGE,

and of course DESSERT

04-06-09 .............Chicken Parm

04-13-09 .............Meatloaf, Mashed Potato

04-20-09 .............CLOSED

04-27-09 .............Chicken Cordon Bleu

OR CON

MARCH/APRIL FRIDAY BAG

LUNCH AND MOVIE/BINGO

(or just come for Lunch)

By Apple Spice Junction Catering

$5.00 suggested donation

Every week an alternate choice: Turkey Sandwich

APRIL 10: ..........Ham and Cheese with potato salad

Movie: .............. Catch Me if You Can (Tom hanks,

Leonardo DiCaprio)

APRIL 17: ........ Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham and Swiss

with potato salad

Movie: .............. North by Northwest (Cary Grant,

Eva Saint Marie) - Drama

APRIL 24: ........ Tuna on Wheat with potato salad

No Movie ......... Come Play Bingo!!

All meals include a cookie for dessert and coffee or cold drink! To

order your bag lunch for Friday you must call the Senior Center by the previous Wednesday by noon.

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LUNCH WITH OUR POLITICIANS

Wednesday, April 1st Luncheon at 11:30

Politician presentations at 12:15

Senator Jamie Eldridge, Representative Carolyn Dykema

and Representative Danielle Gregoire will each make a

brief presentation.

Luncheon will be Grilled Teriyaki Kabobs

Suggested donation is $5.00

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GERSHWIN CABARET PERFORMANCE

Join in a cabaret performance by Ben Sears and Brad Conner

as they perform favorite songs by George and Ira Gershwin.

Some songs will include, “They Can’t Take that Away from Me,”

“Swanee,” “I Can’t Get Started, and other renditions which will

make for a fun-fi lled afternoon.

Wednesday, April 8th Luncheon at 11:30

Presentation at 12:15 Luncheon will be a Pasta Bar

Suggested donation is $5.00

MINSTREL MAN SING-A-LONG

Come join us for a fun fi lled sing-a-long with Bruce Andrew’s!

Bruce has been coming to the Senior Center to entertain and

encourage all to join in with his wonderful growing list of songs.

Wednesday, April 22 Luncheon at 11:30

Presentation at 12:15 Luncheon is a Hot Sandwich Bar

Suggested donation is $5.00

WII FITNESS GAMES

Continue with our interactive “Fun and Fitness” session with Ursula

Hanus. Ursula will guide anyone that hasn’t done it before and

will continue with those that have enjoyed learning the wonderful

health benefi ts of the Wii System.

Wednesday, April 29 Luncheon at 11:30

Wii session at 12:15 Luncheon is Sandwich Buffet Platter

Suggested donation is $5.00

Sunday 5 Monday 6 Tuesday 7 Wednesday 8 Thursday 9 Friday 10 Saturday 11
 

10:30

Story time 2-5 years

 

 

10:30

Story time 2-5 years

 

 

10:00-11:30

Watercolor class for

Seniors

10:30 Story Time (2-5)

11:00 Book Group

@ Senior Center

7:30 Crochet Class

11:00 Concert with

David Garden of

Music Together for

Toddlers and

Preschoolers

 

 

   

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Saturday 3/28/09

10:57 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ NEWTON ST 
    A29  LT DANO         FF AMENDOLA
    C30  FF KANE

11:09 ALARM SYSTEM, UNINTENTIONAL WYNDEMERE DR 
    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF KANE

21:53 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ MARLBORO RD 
    A29  FF RICE         FF KANE
    C30  FF AMENDOLA

Sunday 3/29/09

13:15 ASSIST INVALID MOULTON RD 
    A29  FF FRANKS       FF STRONG

17:13 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ GILMORE RD 
    A29  FF FRANKS       FF PIERCE
    C30  FF STRONG

Monday 3/30/09

06:59 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES SOUTHVILLE RD 
    A29  FF RICE         FF PIERCE
    C20  CHIEF MAURO
    E23  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS

09:45 PLAN REVIEW - COMMERCIAL TURNPIKE RD 
    C27  CAPT MAURO

10:34 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ TURNPIKE RD 
    A29  LT PELTIER      FF KANE
    C30  LT SADOWSKI

19:56 ARCING, SHORTED ELECTRICAL EQU OREGON RD 
    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF KANE
For More Fire Log click here

Sports

4/6 ARHS

 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Hudson High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Tennis @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Hudson High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Medfield High School   4:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse @ Medfield High School   5:00PM
4/6 AVRTHS
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Mystic Valley   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs   4:00PM

Memory Ride for Research

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Spring is around the corner, which means it's time to dust off your bike and register for Memory Ride for research, Saturday, July 25th. Memory Ride has raised more than $1.8 million for Alzheimer's research. With a new 125 mile route, as well as shorter options, participation by former New England Patriot Max Lane and registration pace at an all time high, excitement is on the rise! Register to volunteer or ride. Spread the word.  For more information on how to register or on the many activities leading up to the ride visit the Memory Ride website..