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May 3, - May 9, 2009

Supporting the NECC

May 9, 2009 - l-r = James Colleary, daughter Tammi and Jim's wife Maureen stop for a photo enroute into finishing the 5K race to support the New England Center for Children.

Race Support

May 9, 2009 - Nathanial pours some lemonade into a glass for runners.

Oriole Project 2008
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oriole and crab appleOriole Watchers Please Report for Duty! The 2009 season represents our fifth full year of oriole counting in Massachusetts. Each year we have added hundreds of new records and new localities and recorded Baltimore Orioles from more than 85% of towns in the Commonwealth. If you are a veteran Oriolista, we need you to report “your” birds and find some new ones. If you are joining the fun for the first time, Welcome! We need all the help we can get.

The End (and a New Beginning). 2009 marks the end of the Oriole Project’s Phase I. After this year’s data has been collected and tabulated, we will analyze what we have learned during this “base line” period. In subsequent years we will still want you to keep track of your orioles especially those that are clearly nesting but we plan to introduce a refined methodology that will help us monitor selected populations of birds statewide. It’s important therefore that we get as many records as we can in this last year of Phase I.

Use the Locator, Luke!  In 2008 we introduced a fabulous new tool that enables you to send us accurate locality records for your orioles with just the click of a mouse. Just go to report on line, and you can zoom in on an oriole nest site and then send us the information with a touch of your finger. You can also send us multiple records without having to sign in again for each record. If you don’t do computers, don’t despair, just download a datacard  and send us your written records by mail.

Maps of oriole project participants by townAn Oriole for Every Town! It is all but certain that there are orioles nesting in every municipality in Massachusetts and of course some towns have many pairs. However we still lack records from 51 of the Commonwealth’s 351 towns, mostly in Central and Western MA.  So your challenge is clear: Check No-Oriole Towns, find the ones nearest you, and then locate a pair of orioles or two in these sad blank spots in our record.

Be Redundant, but only Once a Year. It is important that you send us a new report in 2009 of the birds that you reported in past years. It is by tracking the orioles that we presume have returned to the same nesting areas that we can determine population trends over time. However, you need not report the same orioles more than once in a single season. Each record you send us in 2009 should be of a different bird or pair, though we hope some will be the same birds you reported in the past.

Oriole Tales. Please keep the wonderful oriole anecdotes coming. Just send an e-mail to the Oriole Project Coordinator. We get hundreds of these and read them all, and while we can’t respond to every one, we’ll publish a selection on the website at the end of the season. We’ll also showcase your pictures!

Are We Learning Anything?  You bet. But we’re also laying a foundation of baseline data for future comparisons. To find out more, go to Is This Bird in Trouble?

Attention Night Owls. After your orioles are asleep, you can stay out and help us locate likely nesting areas of our fascinating nocturnal birds:

Our Whip-poor-will Project is attempting to locate all the nesting places for these severely declining nightjars. Listen to their bizarre call on our website, then take a ride with the windows down on a night with lots of moonlight, and see if there are any calling in your area. Then send us the locality using the Whip-poor-will Locator.

Report any owls you hear to our Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas II, using our new Owl Locator.

You can find all you need to know about orioles, whip-poor-wills, owls and how you can help study and conserve them by visiting the Birds and Birding section of the Mass Audubon website.


Mass Audubon Mass Audubon
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-9500 / 800-AUDUBON

Annual Flower Sale



May 9, 2009 - The Southborough Gardeners held their annual flower sale earlier today.  Annuals, perennials and hanging flowers in all colors and sizes.


5/10/09 ARHS

 Boys Varsity Tennis VS MIAA - CENTRAL MASS TOURNAMENT PLAY Algonquin 10:00AM

5/10/09  AVRTHS

No Events scheduled

Ribbon Cutting

May 8, 2009 - General Carter enjoys a laugh with Southborough resident Pete Depina and the "Colonel" of the  Buffalo Soldiers Heritage inc, Mr. DePina's collection is currently being shown at the National Guard Museum located between Grove Street and West Boylston Street. in Worcester, MA.

Collings Foundation announces:
7th Annual Wings and Wheels Open House

June 20th and 21st, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Collings Foundation, Stow MA
$10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 yrs. and younger.
PT-17 and T-6 Texan flights available.

Nowhere else in the world will you be able to see Duesenberg’s 1932 Duesenberg, Al Capone’s 1940 Cadillac, Michael Andretti's 1995 Lola/Ford XB race winning car all under one roof – then hop into a fully restored North American AT-6 Texan Fighter Trainer or PT-17 Stearman and take to the skies in a flight you will never forget! This is the chance to see the Foundation's incredible collection of over 90 automobiles, carriages, racecars and airplanes.

Call us to reserve your flight in the Stearman and T-6 Texan. Flying in these aircraft is really fun! A great gift for your Dad on Father's Day. Food and refreshments will be available.

PT-17 Stearman flights: $230 1/2 hour flight
T-6 Texan flights: $450 45-minute flight
Call to reserve your flight: 978.562.9182 No reservations needed to attend.

Don't Forget Mom this Sunday

Sudbury Valley Trustees Family Fair at Wolbach Farm

Sunday, May 17: 12:00 PM-5:00 PM

Are you and your family interested in some old-time fun? Would you like to spend an afternoon out-of-doors enjoying food, festivities and friends?  If so, SVT would like to invite you to our Family Fair. This event will also offer the opportunity to explore the treasures of Wolbach Farm, a beautiful property, off the beaten path, which is the headquarters of Sudbury Valley Trustees. Included in the Fair will be scavenger hunts, raffles, a pie bake-off and lots more! Rain or shine. Free of charge. Calling all bakers- enter your favorite pie in our pie-tasting contest!

 For additional questions or information, visit www.svtweb.org or call 978-443-5588.

Further information on other outings and SVT properties are available on SVT’s website at www.svtweb.org


5/8/09 ARHS

Boys Varsity Tennis VS MIAA - CENTRAL MASSTOURNAMENT PLAY Algonquin 9:00AM

5/8/09  AVRTHS

Boys Varsity Baseball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   11:00AM
Rainy Sunset

May 7, 2009 - A muted sunset through raindrops is created tonight off Middle Road.

Biking Weekend

May 7, 2009 - Southboro Girl Scout Troop 7105 who went camping down at Camp Favorite in Brewster. The troop spent Saturday biking the Cape Cod Rail Trail.

The Pilgrim Church Senior High Youth Group will be doing 2 car washes at the Southborough Transfer Station to benefit this year's mission trip to Washington, DC.  There are 38 teenagers going on this trip, and we will be serving with 5 different non profit organization in the DC area working with hunger relief, the disabled, the elderly, and children.  The car washes are taking place on May 16th 9am-2pm and June 13th 9am-2pm.   Thank you so much for your support!

Today and Friday Begins Peak Traffic Season
Plan Ahead

Massachusetts Turnpike Authority officials are reminding motorists to monitor traffic conditions and plan ahead as the high traffic volume season begins on Thursdays and Fridays prior to spring and summer weekends.

In 2008 the Thursday and Friday before Mother's Day weekend logged in the top 25 highest traffic volume days out of 365 days on the Turnpike and on I-93 in Boston. Mother's Day was the fourth busiest traveled Sunday on both highways in 2008 with peak travel hours between 4 and 7 pm. Last year the third Thursday, Friday and Sunday in May were even higher volume days with that Sunday ranking as the busiest on I-93 in Boston. This May, graduations, sporting events such as the Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins play-offs and the departures of college students all add to increased travel.

Motorists should allow extra travel time. Pay close attention to conditions at the busy I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge. Other interchanges are also expected to see heavy volume. It is recommended that drivers check radio traffic reports, call the 511 state traffic information line, or check www.masspike.com  and its expanded Road Conditions page and Traffic Cameras page to monitor real-time traffic conditions.

The Turnpike toll plazas will be staffed to minimize traffic delays and inconvenience. Toll managers will be on hand to monitor traffic conditions and to call in extra help if necessary. Despite full staffing levels, traffic conditions at the toll plazas can be impacted by shear volume, weather conditions, accidents and traffic issues on adjoining roadways.

To help improve traffic flow, Turnpike officials have enhanced enforcement approaching the FAST LANE lanes at the I-90 (MassPike) Eastbound toll plaza near I-95 (Route 128). All cash lane customers are advised to keep right. Barrels and cones have been placed between the FAST LANES and the cash lanes. Also an assigned state trooper enforces the lane restrictions. Cash customers who go through a FAST LANE are subject to a $50 FAST LANE violation.

To save time, money and gas, motorists are encouraged to join FAST LANE. Since the free transponder program began in mid-February more than 62,000 transponders have been distributed.

Free transponders are available instantly at FAST LANE Service Centers in Auburn, Natick, and East Boston. Weekend commuters can conveniently pull off the road in Auburn at Exit 10 (9 am to 2 pm) and Natick (Saturday only) next to the McDonalds to pick up a free transponder on the spot. FAST LANE transponder applications are also available online or by calling 1-877-MASSPIKE (1-877-627-7745). FAST LANE is also available for non-commercial accounts at many Registry of Motor Vehicle branch offices and now at Herb Chambers Dealership locations.

Sign up for e-Traveler at www.masspike.com to receive up-to-date emails regarding traffic changes and road restrictions.

Senior Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

May 7, 2009 - The Southborough Senior Center and Council on Aging recently held their annual volunteer appreciation dinner.

(Contributed photos)



Step by Step  
Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter's 
Memory Walk monthly update


Purple Tote BagEarly Registration Special - Ends May 31st


Register online and raise $100 by May 31 and you will receive a special Alzheimer's Association eco-friendly shopping tote.

 ** Donations must be received by May 31 online or by mail. Those who have already raised funds online will qualify! **

HBO Logo HBO Special -

The Alzheimer's Project


Starting this weekend and throughout the month of May, HBO will broadcast its ground-breaking documentary series, The Alzheimer's Project. Expected to raise awareness of the disease and its impact to millions, the films can serve as a powerful kickoff to your Memory Walk efforts.  Just pick a night, invite team members, friends and family,  potential Memory Walk supporters, and HBO will do the rest. No HBO? No problem. Purchase the DVD at the HBO store.

For more info and scheduling information, visit the Alzheimer Project website. And for screening party tips and tools, contact Nancy Vineberg.

Two Women Launch a team in honor

of Mom & Dad


Looking for a special way to honor or remember a parent? With Mother's Day this weekend, and Father's Day not far behind, it's the perfect time to launch a Memory Walk team in their honor.  Naming a team after a loved one is a meaningful way to energize your efforts while remembering the faces behind Alzheimer's disease. Once you're launched and named your team, invite people who are, or were, close to your parent to join the team and support your teams fundraising goals. For more fundraising ideas like these, visit the Memory Walk website! www.memorywalkMANH.org 

Brenda S. - Good Picture Brenda Spiridigliozzi

Northeastern MA Walk
What motivates you?  My father Robert Stinson was diagnosed with Alzheimer's five years before and we decided to do something about it. Team TLC (16 people) was captained by my sister-in-law whose grandmother had passed away from Alzheimer's.  Sadly my father, a business owner who was very well known and liked in the Lynn community, passed away in November
Was this your first year walking?  Yes.  For the first year, it was more important to me that I did it than what I was able to raise. This fall,  Team TLC will return in memory of both our family members.
How much money did you raise?  $4,235
What actions did you take?  I originally set my goal at $500.  I took one of the letters from the website and personalized it.  Then I sent it out via email with little response.  When I mailed it, the response was around 90%. I was amazed!

Couple Early StageDid you know the typical Care Consultation service cost the Assocation roughly $300 per family?


Care Consultation is a free-of-charge in-depth, personalized service for individuals and families who are facing many decisions and challenges associated with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. The goal is for each family to develop a better understanding of the disease, make a plan to secure needed care, and develop strategies for the best possible symptom management and communication. 


In both March and April of this year the Association averaged about 100 Care Consulations and that number is steadily rising as families continue to reach out in need in this tough economic time.   


We hope you will think of this as you set your fundraising goals. For every $300 raised we will be able to support a family through this valuable service.

Casual for a CauseCasual for a Cause

Many places of business, schools and organizations have strict dress codes.  Have a day when people can donate money (suggest $5) in exchanger for wearing jeans or casual clothes. For an ongoing fundraiser, make it a regular Friday event for a month.  Be sure to check with your HR department first!  The Association can "Casual for a Cause" stickers at no charge to use to promote your efforts.


Help us reach our goal!


Our goal for the 2009 MA/NH Memory Walk is $2 million!


So far over 150 teams have signed on to help raise the necessary funds that provide families with much needed services. Won't you join the fight?



Register Now


Did you know you can use your username and password from last year to register?


- Click here to begin! 

- Click the "Log in" button along the top of the Memory Walk website

- Enter your username and password from last year

- Click the Friends Helping Friends link

- This should pull up your information from last year and enable you to make the necessary edits to your contact information

- Get a jump start on your fundraising!


Need help?

Call 617.393.2050 or Click Here!



Faces of the Senior Center

Click Here for Senior Newsletter


5/8/09 ARHS

Boys Varsity Tennis @ Leominster High School Doyle Field 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS Leominster High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse VS Hudson High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse VS Hudson High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:30PM
 Boys JV Volleyball VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 7:00PM

5/8/09  AVRTHS

 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Montachustt Regvochs   4:00PM

Relay for Life is getting closer

Bea and Betty's team is looking for sponsors and walkers.

Click here to find out more about their team!!


The New England Center for Children (NECC) will be hosting it's 3rd annual 5k walk/run this Saturday May 9th at 10:00.

The New England Center for Children (yes, the school on Rt. 9 with the Michael Dukakis Aquatic Center) has been in Southborough for over 33 years, successfully educating children and young adults with Autism.

We have two sons with Autism, our oldest son Harrison (10) has been a student at NECC for over 3 years. The gains Harrison has made are huge and speak volumes.

At this time we are inviting you to show your support by showing up on the common on Saturday to cheer the NECC runners and walkers on.

Come and welcome the famiilies and friends of the NECC community to Southborough. 

  The New England Center has no beautiful lawns or landscaping, no bells and whistles but what it does have is the most educated and compassionate staff and a proven track record in the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) teaching kids with Autism. Two years ago the school went global opening a center in Abu Dhabi, the need for more programs like NECC is great.

So come and join us and the NECC Family on Saturday and you yourself will see that even with Autism in your life, there really is something to smile about!


Thanks for your support!

Linda & David 

2009 Summer Champions Wrestling Camp

For 5th – 8th Graders

June 29 through July 2

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Algonquin Regional High School

Run by Peter Connery, Algonquin Wrestling Head Coach

Program Features (no experience necessary):

Through high energy, fun-filled sessions your child will learn amateur wrestling techniques as well as develop balance, flexibility, coordination, body awareness and self-confidence.

Sessions will be run by the Algonquin High School Coaching Staff and Varsity Standouts.

Bring lunch, workout shorts, a t-shirt and sneakers. Wrestling shoes suggested but not required. Campers may arrive up to ½ hour before camp and be picked-up no later than ½ hour after camp.


Camp Application

Name____________________________________________ M___ F___ Grade__________

Address __________________________________________ Town_____________________

Phone____________________________________________ Age_______

Email (please print clearly) ______________________________________

T-shirt for each participant! Adult Size: Sm Med Lg XL

I, Parent/Guardian agree, by enrolling my son/daughter, that he/she is physically and mentally able to participate in all of the Camp’s activities. In case of medical emergency and I cannot be reached, I hereby give permission to the physician selected by the staff to hospitalize and secure medical treatment for the child. I understand that my medical insurance is expected to cover my child for injuries. I agree not to hold the ARHS Wrestling Camp, its management and staff, and/or ARHS, its management and staff, responsible for any athletic, dental, or bodily injury that may occur to my son/daughter while attending Camp. I realize and acknowledge that ARHS is not sponsoring this Wrestling Camp.

____________________________________ ___________________________________

(Parent or Guardian Signature) (Parent or Guardian Printed Name)

TUITION: $125 registration (Checks payable to ARHS Wrestling Boosters)

MAIL by June 19th to: Katarina Wrin, Wrestling Boosters Rep.

67 Pine Hill Rd, Southborough, MA 01772

Any questions, contact Katarina Wrin at wrinkat6@aol.com or 508-879-0001

Please note any medical conditions which may affect your child’s participation:______________


Finn School participates in ACES

May 6, 2009 - Finn School participated in the ACES program today. Photos courtesy of the Finn School.

ACES is an acronym for All children exercising simultaneously.

CERT Open House

May 6, 2009 - CERT members and potential volunteers listen to what CERT is about and how local volunteer efforts can help the town in times of disaster, large events or special situations.

Space Weather News for May 6, 2009

NASA's STEREO-B spacecraft is monitoring an active region hidden behind the sun's eastern limb.  On May 5th, it produced an impressive coronal mass ejection (CME) and a burst of radio emissions signaling the passage of a shock wave through the sun's outer atmosphere.  Activity has continued apace today, May 6th, with at least two more eruptions.  The blast site is not yet visible from Earth, but the sun is turning the region toward us for a better view.  Is a new-cycle sunspot in the offing? Readers with solar telescopes could see it emerge as early as May 7th or 8th.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for images, movies and updates.

20 Conservation Partners Establish Sudbury-Assabet-Concord Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area

Leaders and staff of conservation non-profits, federal and state agencies, and area towns launch new collaboration

Photo by Steve Gabeler. Signers celebrate establishment of the Sudbury-Assabet-Concord Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area

Sudbury, Mass. - On Friday May 1st, a wide range of conservation colleagues from a variety of non-profit, municipal, state, and federal organizations and agencies gathered at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge headquarters to launch the Sudbury-Assabet-Concord Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA), an exciting new effort to manage invasive species in the SuAsCo watershed. Although this collaborative model is more common in the western U.S., this management area, which includes the land of the Sudbury- Assabet and Concord Watershed, comprising all or part of 36 towns in metrowest Boston, is the first project of its kind in Massachusetts.

Invasive species, such as purple loosestrife, oriental bittersweet, and Japanese knotweed, are capable of growing very aggressively and at such high density that they disrupt natural biological systems and degrade habitat for native plants and wildlife. They have been identified as one of the leading threats to native biodiversity in our region, and control of these species is among the highest priorities for many conservation land managers. Through the SuAsCo CISMA, participants will be able to establish new collaborations, draw upon the experience and expertise of their land management colleagues, and leverage resources for more effective invasive species control.

"Invasives represent one of the top threats to habitat quality on our conservation lands," said Libby Herland, Project Manager for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Eastern Massachusetts Refuge Complex. "By working together we can be more effective at controlling invasives and protecting important habitat."

Faced with the fact that invasive species readily spread across ownership boundaries, group members realize that a collective, regional approach is the only effective way to make significant progress in combating their spread. Activities carried out through this collaboration will likely include establishment of an Early Detection/Rapid Response capability, which will enhance efforts to locate and quickly eradicate invasives that are new to the area. Other efforts will include volunteer training in identification of invasive plants, professional training on the best way to control invasive plants, and joint on-the-ground efforts to remove invasive plants from conservation areas.

Laura Mattei, Stewardship Director for Sudbury Valley Trustees, expressed the importance of working together. "Managing these invasive species takes a lot of time and effort. Much of our land is bordered by town conservation land and the refuges, and we are each attacking the problem in a different way, setting different priorities. If we don't work together we will never be able to control this problem."

The twenty-three participants include conservation non-profits, conservation commissions, and state and federal agencies, each of whom owns or manages conservation land in the watershed or advocates for conservation. Federal agencies are represented by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the National Park Service. Towns already involved include Carlisle, Concord, Lincoln, Marlborough, Maynard, Stow, and Sudbury. Non-profit participants include the Concord Land Conservation Trust, Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, Lincoln Land Conservation Trust, Mass Audubon, New England Wild Flower Society, New England Forestry Foundation, Organization for the Assabet River, Southborough Open Land Foundation, the SUASCO Watershed Community Council, SUASCO Wild & Scenic River Stewardship Council, Sudbury River Watershed Organization, Sudbury Valley Trustees, and The Walden Woods Project. The Massachusetts Riverways Program has joined as a supporting member.

Formation of the group, which has been supported by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Sudbury Foundation, and the Concord, Assabet, & Sudbury Wild & Scenic River Stewardship Council, resulted from over two years of planning and discussing the benefits of a collaborative approach to managing invasive species.

There is no deadline to join the CISMA, and other groups will be welcome to join in the coming months. Interested organizations can learn more about the effort at


Fire Log

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Monday 5/4/09



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Big Race Coming up this Weekend


5/7/09 ARHS

Boys Freshman Baseball @ Nipmuc Regional HS   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 5:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   5:30PM
5/7/09  AVRTHS
Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Mystic Valley   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   3:30PM


Southborough Youth and Family Services

42 Central Street, Fayville Village Hall

For students going into 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade next year



Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 9:30am – 12:30pm

Arts and Crafts, Games, Movies...

Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am – 4:30pm (Field Trip Days)

Mini-Golf, Swimming, Amusement Parks...

 Three sessions-choose one or all three!

Session 1: July 13th-July24th

Session 2: July 27th– August 7th

Session 3: August 10th-August 21st

All sessions cost $300. Scholarships are available.


2009 Algonquin Summer Hoop Camp

Algonquin Boys & Girls Basketball Camp

June 28th – July 1st

Sunday 1PM-4PM & Monday thru Wednesday 9:00AM -Noon


Algonquin Regional High School

For 3rd - 8th Grade Girls & Boys

Run by

Coach Chris Foy & Coach Ron Jones

Algonquin Boys’ & Girls’ Varsity Head Coaches

Program Features:

Fundamentals and skills development

1-1 and small group instruction by ARHS Coaching Staff and Boys & Girls Varsity players

Competitive game conditions (3x3, 5x5)

T-Shirt for each participant


Camp Application

NAME_______________________________M___F__ GRADE IN SEPT 09_______________

ADDRESS______________________________________ TOWN_______________________

PHONE:_____________ AGE_____

Email: (Please print clearly)_______________________________________________________

I, Parent/Guardian agree, by enrolling my son/daughter, that he/she is physically and mentally able to participate in all of the Camp’s activities. In case of medical emergency and I cannot be reached, I hereby give permission to the physician selected by the staff to hospitalize and secure medical treatment for the child. I understand that my medical insurance is expected to cover my child for injuries. I agree not to hold the ARHS Basketball Camp, its management and staff, and/or ARHS, its management and staff, responsible for any athletic, dental, or bodily injury that may occur to my son/daughter while attending Camp. I realize and acknowledge that ARHS is not sponsoring this Basketball Camp.


(Parent or Guardian Signature) (Parent or Guardian Printed Name)

TUITION: $100 registration (Checks payable to ARHS Boys Basketball Boosters)

MAIL by June 19th TO: Liz Speranzella, Boys Basketball Boosters Rep.

7 Eastbrook Farm Lane

Southborough, MA 01772

Any questions, contact Liz Speranzella at liz@primetimecommunities.com or 508-654-0806

or Coach Foy at chrisgf2@yahoo.com or 508-614-8596

Note any impairment which may affect your child’s participation_____________________

Registration is non-refundable


May 5, 2009 - Southborough News reader Tony Rea sent in this photo of two Eastern Garter snakes that poked out of their holes last week at his yard.

Dancing Under the Stars

May 5, 2009 - Participants from the Tuesday Tango nights try out the new moves instructor  Dawn Michanowicz have given them.  Besides her town house duties, Dawn owns and operates Tango in the Factory in Worcester, MA.

Joanne (Mauro) Montvitt


Joanne (Mauro) Montvitt, 101, of Southborough, died Monday May 4, 2009 at Metro West Medical Center in Framingham.

She was the wife of the late Julian J. Monntvitt, who passed away in 1975.

Mrs. Montvitt was a graduate of the Fayville School and attended the former Peter’s High School in Southborough. She worked for the former Dennison Manufacturing Co for 13 years until her first child was born. Along with raising her family she spent many hours working the family farm and the farm stand, known as ‘Mauro’s Roadside Farm Stand’, located on Rte 9 in Southborough. She lived on her own and was active and alert until the end of her life. She was a member of St. Matthew Church, of Southborough and the Southborough Catholic Women’s Club. In addition to gardening, she enjoyed baking and cooking.

She is survived by 2 sons, Ronald Montvitt and his wife Filomena; Robert Montvitt and his wife Flavia all of Southborough; 8 grandchildren, Diana Jones of Southborough; Ronald Montvitt, Jr of S. Grafton; Cynthia Tenaglia of Hudson; Mark Montvitt o Southborough; Michelle Montvitt of Italy; Theresa Montvittt of Ashland; Judy Moineau of Northborough; David Montvitt of Leominster; 11 great grand children; 5 nephews, Willard, Leland, Calvin, John, & William Mauro; and many great nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son Julian “Junior” Montvitt and her siblings, Charles, Joseph, Eugene & Marion Mauro.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 7, from 4 to 8 at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough (Morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 8, at 10 am at St. Matthew Church, Highland St. Southborough. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, Southborough.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions maybe sent to Framingham Heart Study, 73 Mt Wayte Ave, Framingham, MA 01702


Please join us for our annual meeting on Tuesday, May 12th, at the Community House at 7:30 PM.

There will be a slide show to update you on SOLF's recent and planned activities.
The Elaine Beals' Conservation Award will be presented to Carol and George Gay to recognize their contributions to conservation in Southborough.
Refreshments will be served.
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Thank you to our Season 13 Sponsor

Tomasso, Southborough's premier dining establishment and their sister market Panzano have teamed up with Steeple to deliver great music and drive more dollars to local charities.

Thank you to Tom Prince and the rest of the team at Panzano and Tomasso for their generous support!

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Dear Steeple People,
This season has flown by - and you, dear patrons have been phenomenal.  Next month we finish our season with the very special rock vocal group - Five O'clock Shadow, but first...
You do not want to miss our last singer-songwriter show of the season.  This month we feature two stellar performers, Jud Caswell of Brunswick Maine and Boston's own Scott Alarik.
If you know either (or both) of these fine gentlemen, then I don't need to convince you.  If you haven't had the pleasure, I urge you to trust me.  Those who hadn't heard of Toby Walker or David Jacobs-Strain but took a chance last month were not disappointed.  Come and spend a little time with us this month and you won't be either.
Looking forward to seeing you Saturday.


Saturday May 9th @ 7:30 -  Jud Caswell & Scott Alarik


Jud Caswell

Jud Caswell

Jud Caswell lives where the two Maines meet: where ex-hippies play cribbage with fishermen and a kind of rural poetry is salted with Yankee gumption. Heralded by Sing Out! magazine as "one of the leading singer-songwriters on the current scene," Jud has won eight nationally recognized songwriting contests, including the legendary Kerrville New Folk contest. His song "Blackberry Time" is being taught in the songwriting curriculum at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.


Scott Alarik has been the principal folk music writer for the Boston Globe since 1986. He is also a frequent contributor to Sing Out! the Folk Music Magazine, and was folk critic for the public radio program "Here and Now" for seven years. From 1991-97, he was editor and chief writer for the New England Folk Almanac.

Pete Seeger calls Alarik one of the best writers in America," and Dar Williams calls him "the finest folk writer in the country." Irish Echo and Wall Street Journal critic Earle Hitchner says Alarik is "one of America's most astute music critics and chroniclers." Troy Record critic Don Wilcock wrote,For my money, Alarik is the best.

Doors open at 7:00. 
Music starts at 7:30.

In Advance: $14 General/ $11 Students & Seniors
At the Door: $17 General/ $14 Students & Seniors

Order online through Brown Paper Tickets.

Salad and Wine Picture
Tomasso's Generous Offer

Tomasso Trattoria has offered patrons of Steeple a generous discount. Tomasso Trattoria has offered a 20% discount towards the entire dinner bill for Steeple Coffeehouse patrons on either Friday or Saturday night the week of the show. To take advantage of this incredible deal:
  • Make reservations for either Friday or Saturday night.
  • Mention Steeple Coffeehouse when you call.
  • Bring a printed receipt from your Brown Paper Ticket online purchase.
  • Enjoy!
Southborough Food Pantry
As you know, the proceeds from our coffee and dessert go towards great local charities. In keeping with our giving spirit, we're asking guests to bring items for the Southborough Food Pantry to each show. Currently the Food Pantry is in need of the following items:

1% Parmalat Milk
Beef Stew
Canned Chicken
Small dish detergent*
Small laundry detergent*
* these items cannot be purchased with food stamps.

When donating items, please check the expiration dates as the Food Pantry won't be able to use old items. Thank you!
Facebook Fan Page
Are you on Facebook? If so, we created a fan page to keep people in the know. It is still in the early stages but eventually will have video/audio from recent concerts.

Check it out here.

Opening Day

May 5, 2009 - Jessica Langway sings the national anthem on opening day of Southborough Youth Baseball.

One driver injured when two trucks collide on Route 9

The driver of a truck was transported to the hospital when two trucks collided Monday afternoon on Route 9 westbound at Flagg Road. The driver's injuries were not life threatening.

Police, fire and EMS personnel responded to the crash at 1:54 PM. The crash had Route 9 westbound down to one lane for approximately one hour while the fluid spill was contained and the vehicles removed. Photos courtesey of Southborough Fire.


5/5/09 ARHS

Boys Varsity Tennis VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Outdoor Track VS Leominster High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse VS St. Johns H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse @ Marlborough High School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Outdoor Track VS Leominster High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Milford High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Milford High School Click for directions   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Milford High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Milford High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Volleyball @ Fitchburg H.S.   6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Fitchburg H.S.   7:00PM
5/5/09  AVRTHS
Boys Varsity Track VS Keefe Technical High Scho   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Track VS Keefe Technical High Scho   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ North Shore Tech. H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Montachustt Regvochs   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions Softball Field 4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Montachustt Regvochs   4:00PM
Crowd Pleaser

May 5, 2009 - Louis Tiant autographs anything baseball that the players brought up to him.

Southborough Open Studio

May 4, 2009 - Judy Badavas displays her handmade pottery at the Art Center this past Saturday.  The Art Center held an Open studio Day and exhibited art and handicraft of several local artists along with a trail map to the artists' studios.  The artists participating were Judy, Betsy Rosenbloom of Betsy's beads, Blue Moon Designs by Maureen Kaminski, Hana Reilly Pottery, Cathy Gerson of Gersonware, Christina Lamb -Strung Jewelry Designs, GJD Organic Designs Gabrielle D'Errico, NJD Photography, Pat Cawly -Platters, Plates and More and Fred Scherer Woodworking and Driftwood Birdhouses.  Also showing her handcrafted soaps was Nancy Engle of the Sunny Window.

METEOR SHOWER: Earth is entering a stream of dusty debris from Halley's Comet, the source of the annual eta Aquarid meteor shower. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on Wednesday, May 6th, with as many as 85 meteors per hour over the southern hemisphere. Rates in the northern hemisphere will be less, 20 to 30 per hour. The best time to look is during the dark hour before local sunrise on Wednesday morning.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for sky maps and details.

Don't Forget

May 4, 2009 - The Southborough Gardeners will be holding their annual plant sale at the Community House from 9 am - 12 Noon.


Sudbury Valley Trustees Sixth Annual Photo Contest

Attention: All Nature Enthusiast Photographers

On your photographic wanderings, have you taken photographs in the 36-town regions of the Sudbury, Concord and Assabet Rivers?  Do you think that yours might be award winning?  To have them considered, please bring up to three of your photographs to Wolbach Farm, the SVT headquarters at 18 Wolbach Rd, Sudbury during business hours, Monday-Friday: 9AM-5PM. Entries will be accepted between May 11 and June 5.  Photographs should be taken within the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord River Basin. Winning photographs will be selected in two categories: “The Rivers and Their Tributaries”, and “Flora, Fauna, and Birds in the Rivers and Their Tributaries”, plus an overall “Best in Show". New This Year - Separate judging will take place in both categories for photographs taken by youth under the age of 18. All winning photographs will be displayed throughout Riverfest weekend, June 13-14. Member’s entry fee is $10 for the 1st photo and $5 for each additional. Non-member’s entry fee is $10 per photo. Check for more details at www.svtweb.org.

Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin for the benefit of present and future generations.


5/5/09 ARHS

Girls Varsity Outdoor Track VS Leominster High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse @ Groton Dunstable Regional   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Groton Dunstable Regional   5:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse @ Groton Dunstable Regional   6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Groton Dunstable Regional   7:30PM
5/5/09  AVRTHS
Boys JV Lacrosse @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ Hillside School   3:30PM
Southborough Youth Baseball

May 4, 2009 - Winners of the Pitch, Hit and Run competition.

The First Toss

May 3, 2009 - Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and Southborough resident, Louis Tiant tosses the first ball of the opening of Southborough Little League 2009.  The catcher was Alex Pappas.

Opening Day Festivities

May 3, 2009 - Southborough Fire - A Southborough resident was trapped when the vehicle in which he was in left the road, struck several trees, rolled over, and came to a rest in the woods near the intersection of Woodland Road and Bay Path Lane on May 2, 2009 at 10:14 PM.

Southborough Fire and EMS Personnel used the Hurst Jaws of Life rescue tools to remove the roof of the vehicle and free the injured man. The extrication took approximately ½ hour.

Due to the nature of the accident and suspected injuries, New England LifeFight air ambulance was contacted. The helicopter landed on an air strip off of Meadow Lane. Firefighters from Marlborough and Southborough provided landing safety for the copter.

Once the man was extricated from the vehicle, he was transported via Southborough Fire Department ambulance to the awaiting helicopter. A malfunction with the helicopter stretcher mount prevented an air transport, so the man was transported via the Southborough Fire Department ambulance assisted by the LifeFlight trauma team to U-Mass/Memorial University Trauma Center in Worcester.

Woodland Road was closed for approximately two hours during the evening in order to rescue the driver and remove the vehicle from the woods.



Southborough meetings

May 4 - May 8, 2009





May 4 7:00 PM Museum 25 Common Street
SCHOLARSHIP ADVISORY COMMITTEE May 4 7:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
YOUTH COMMISSION May 5 7:15 PM Coference room Fayville Village Hall
ASSABET VALLEY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL COMM. May 6 8:30 PM School Committee Conference Room Assabet
Council on Aging May 6 7:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
Open Space Preservation Committee May 6 7:00 PM Lower Level Hall Cordaville Hall
Planning Board (attending ZAC meeting) May 6 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Zoning Advisory Committee May 6 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Recreation Commission May 7 7:30 PM Recreation office 21 Highland St
Recycling Committee May 7 7:30 PM Conference room DPW bldg

Senior Schedule

Monday 4

Tuesday 5

Wednesday 6

Thursday 7

Friday 8

8:30 Health Clinic


9:30 Pool 8:30 Health Clinic

10:00 AM brunch

9:30 Cribbage        
12:00 Lunch

9:30 Tai Chi

10:00 Creative Writers 9:30  Mah Jongg  
12:00 blue plate special

11:00 Senior Singers

11:30 lunch and craft session 12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch
2:00 Fitness 12:00 Lunch   12:30 Pitch  
  12:30 Pitch 12:00 Lunch  1:00 PM bridge  

7:15 Tango Tuesdays

2:00 PM Fitness    

Senior Center open @ 9:00 AM Saturdays


Brochures for upcoming Collette trips will be available at

the Southborough Senior Center. We are collaborating

w/ the Hopkinton Senior Center and sign up for

these trips will be done in Hopkinton. Pick up more

information at the Senior Center or call Hopkinton at


• Branson Musical Getaway – September 24-29

• Northern National Parks (Yellowstone, Grand

Tetons, and Craters of the Moon National Parks)

July 24-31st.

• Discover Tuscany – November 3-12


COST: $5.00 Please make your reservation. Must prepay

by the Friday prior to the lunchoeon

May/June Menu

All served with ROLLS & BUTTER, BEVERAGE,

and of course DESSERT

05/04/08...........................Stuffed Chicken, Mashed Potato, Veg

05/11/09 ................................................................Salisbury steak

05/18/09........................................................ Stuffed Pork Chops

05/25/09......................................................HOLIDAY - CLOSED

06/01/09.......................................Meatloaf, Mashed Potato, Veg

06/08/09..........................................................Chicken Parmesan




Library Schedule May 3 - 9, 2009

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      10:00 Book Review      
  10:30 story time 2-5 years 10:30 story time 2-5 years 10:30 story time (2-5 ) 11:00 toddler time    

6:30 2nd/3rd grade

book group

      6:30 YA book group      
Head'n for Greener Pastures

May 3, 2009 - The Belted Galloways cross Breakneck Hill Road headed for their summer pasture at the Davco Conservation area.

Earth Day Activities

May 3, 2009 - Volunteers- above holding a newly located five and a four leafed clover - head out in search of trash along Southborough's scenic roads.


5/4/09 ARHS

 Boys Varsity Tennis VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse @ Hudson High School   3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse @ Hudson High School   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Leominster High School Fournier Field 3:30PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse @ Acton-Boxborough Regional HS   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Leominster High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Leominster High School Doyle Field 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Leominster High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Leominster High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Acton-Boxborough Regional HS   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Clinton High School   6:00PM
5/4/09  AVRTHS
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Keefe Technical High Scho Softball Field 3:00PM
 Boys Varsity Track VS Worcester Technical H.S.   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Track VS Worcester Technical H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Keefe Technical High Scho   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Minuteman Regional HS Click for directions   3:30PM

Photo Op

May 3, 2009 - Little Leaguers had a chance to have photos taken with Fenway park as the background.

Rollover Woodland Road

May 3, 2009 - Southborough Firefighters and Police responded to a rollover and entrapment on Woodland Road just south of Baypath late last night.  The occupant of the vehicle was transferred to a Worcester hospital.