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May 10, - May 16, 2009

Celebrate with the Southborough News

Today, May 16, 2009 the Southborough News turned two.  The original online news and photo site for Southborough!  We've come a long way since our first publication and it's been quite the ride.  Couldn't have done it without our devoted readers and advertisers.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

To date we have had every city and town in Massachusetts, every state in the United States and over thirty-five countries check in with the Southborough News!!  It's been a labor of love to do the website.  It's kind of funny when I get a call from someone asking to speak to the photographer, the owner, the ad rep or the reporter and hear them when I say it's basically a one person operation with a few great photographers that help out with some awesome photos of events and items of Southborough interest.

I originally started the website as a whim with help from www.hopnews.com  It appeared to me that the local press really wasn't paying much attention to Southborough at the time.  Now though, it seems as if I've started a trend and there are many ways for readers to get online news about the town of Southborough.  From Abby writing for the Metrowest Daily News, Susan of My Southborough and the Wicked Local Southborough there seems to be always some bit of news for readers about what is going on in town.  All publications carry something that sets them apart from the other.  For the Southborough News, I hope that it retains its freshness and content.  That it brings to the readers events and photos of our lives in Southborough. 

I know for a fact that many of the readers outside of town, have ties to the town.  Whether they have lived here at one time or another, are a student at some far off distant college or even have moved to a different country.  I love getting emails from readers that have discovered the Southborough News and tell their story of what they love or loved about the town.

Please continue to read the Southborough News and participate in the new Southborough Forums.  If you or your group has an event, photo (vacation, event, sports, school etc.)  or press release to send to the Southborough News, please feel free to do so and send it to editor@southboroughnews.com  Have something you'd like to get off your chest send a letter to lettertotheeditor@southboroughnews.com or use the Southborough Forums  

The Southborough News in response to the economic times has reduced the advertising fees as of May 1, 2009.  If you are interested in advertising, please contact editor@southboroughnews.com

Oh and by the way.  Today starts another eight days of Birthday bash contests.  Find the image hidden somewhere on the website, front page, second page, archive page, biz card page, or the tabs above that do not lead to another website and the first one to find the image will win a $10 gift certificate.  Your choice to either Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks or Coldstone Creamery.  The eighth day will win a $25 gift card to Stop and Shop and the Southborough News will match that win with another $25 gift card to be given to the Southborough Food Pantry. When you locate the image send an email to editor@southboroughnews.com with the location of where the image was found.  First correct email will win the gift card of the day.  The winner will be announced around 9:00 PM each day til the end of the contest.

Today's image that will be hidden is:

Please note that the Walk through History may have a lot of these images. That page will not be used.

Southborough Youth Soccer

May 16, 2009 - The Southborough Scorpions met up with the Jamaica Plain Jaquars Saturday at Kallander Field.

Algonquin High School Class of 2011 Yard Sale

May 16, 2009 - A variety of items greeted bargain hunters yesterday at a giant yard sale at Algonquin.

Troop Package Drive

May 16, 2009 - This year Lisa Braccio is holding the annual troop package drive in honor of Southborough resident Dan Kolenda that is currently serving another tour of duty in Iraq.  The drive will continue tomorrow, Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Going Past Time

May 16, 2009 - A tulip outside the Southborough Library about ready to fade away.

Hollywood/Southborough Style

May 16, 2009 - Southborough was full of activity today as truckloads of equipment and personnel moved into town for filming of the new Adam Sandler film.

Eagle Scout Project

May 16, 2009 - Ryan Norby of Hopkinton Boy Scout troop 4 works with fellow scouts and dads in prepping a space at St. Matthew's church in Southborough.  As part of his Eagle project, Ryan is creating a meditation space at the church.

Theresa M. Prosperi

 

 

SOUTHBOROUGH Theresa M. Prosperi, 84 a life long resident of Southborough died Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at Wingate @ Sudbury Healthcare. Theresa was a 1943 graduate of the former Peters High School in Southborough. After graduation she worked for the former Deerfoot Farms of Southborough, before she was employed by Fenwal in Ashland for over 30 years. She retired in 1990. She was a member of St. Anne Church, Southborough Catholic Womens Club and Southborough Senior Citizens. She enjoyed crafts and playing cards. Her greatest joy however, was spending time with her family and friends. She was the sister in law of Georgette Prosperi of Southborough; beloved aunt of Louise Davis and her husband Jeff of FL; Robert Prosperi and his wife Mindy of NY; Suzanne Brandt of Bolton; Louis Prosperi and his wife Sheri of Wakefield; devoted great aunt of Michelle Davis; Jonathan & Stephen Propseri; Tyler & Shanna Rose Brandt; Nathan & Samantha Prosperi. She is predeceased by her brother Harry Prosperi, and two sisters, Angie and Louise Sunny Prosperi. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 15, from 3:30 to 6:30 at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., (Morrisfuneralparlor.com), Southborough. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, May 16, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough. Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to St Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough, MA 01772.
 

Sports & Recreation

5/17/09 ARHS

No Events Scheduled

5/17/09  AVRTHS
Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Marlboro High School Click for directions   3:00PM
ARHS Tennis

Sudbury Valley Trustees

May 16, 2009 - Members of Sudbury Valley Trustees strike out on a trail in search of birds at the Turenne Wildlife Sanctuary in Southborough.

Scenes from the Varsity Lacrosse Game against Nipmuc

The Marlboro Sr. Softball teams  Iron Workers Local Union #7 and The Friends of the Marlborough Seniors played this week and sweep all four games with the Iron Workers taking two from the Canton  and the Friends taking two from the Shrewsbury Seniors.

The Friends of Marlborough Seniors Team entertained the Shrewsbury Seniors . In the 1st game, The Friends won 11 to 6 behind the hitting of Don Smith and Jeff Allen both going 3 for 4.  Bob Clifford added a triple to the Marlboro offence.

Game 2 was won 10 – 3 with the offense led by Jeff Allen, Jim Raymond and Bob Maquire all going 2 for 3.

The Iron Workers Local #7 traveled to the new team in the Assoc in Canton.  The Iron Workers took both ends of the doubleheader winning the 1st in 8 innings 27 – 22 coming up with 7 runs in the top of the 8th.  They won the 2nd game a littler fashion winning 16 – 5.  Marlboro’s offense was led by Tom Hall 6 for 8 with a triple and Jim Raymond with a perfect 8 for 8.

Props

May 15, 2009 - "New/Old" gravestones lean on the stonewall opposite Pilgrim Church.  Below, Evergreens block views.  A tidbit of information on the trees.  The trees came from Jim Holmes' Christmas tree farm on Flanders Road, Westborough adjacent to the Southborough town line.

Southborough Real Estate Transactions brought to you by
Lorraine Estella
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Email: LMESTELLA@charter.net

Lorraine Estella, Realty Executives

Price

Address

Seller

Buyer

Date

$354,200.00

47 Deerfoot Road

Linnosto, Antonette

Engel Adam & Alison

4/24/2009

$340,000.00

8 Summit Road

Hartwell, Haywood Jr. & Arlene

Venkatakrishnan, Ravindran

4/27/2009

$430,000

185 Woodland Road

Greehan, Thomas J. III & Ann

Leedberg, Gregory G. & Leslie

4/30/2009

$310,000.00

197 Middle Road

Larrick, Douglas. C.

Leadbeater, Jarrett F. & Stacey

4/30/2009

$382,000.00

32 Fairview Drive

Reed, David S. & Ramona A.

Frutman, Adam & Tricia A.

4/30/2009

$339,900.00

32 Oregon Road

Geever, David W. & Deborah A.

Barnes Brian, & Dawn Michelle

5/1/2009

$204,250.00

1 Bridge Street

Fannie Mae - Harmon Law office

Tierney, Kyle T.

5/8/2009

$360,000.00

59 Boston Road

Truell, Barbara A. Tr

Straz, James

5/15/2009

$289,500.00

18 Leonard Drive

Echenique Jose Antonio

Kuehne Patricia A. & Philip

5/15/2009

NAWCC Chapter 8
Annual Willard House and Clock Museum Workshop

Saturday, May 23

Program details to be provided on Ch 8's web site.

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Annual Trades Fair

Sunday, June 7, noon to 4:00 p.m.

Live demonstrations of Colonial crafts, Children's activities.

Guided tours of the historic home and galleries will be offered.

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Watercolor Workshop

Saturday, July 18, 11 AM - 3 PM

Learn the basics of watercolor painting in this outdoor workshop for beginners.

For more information on above events call 508-839-3500.

Click here for more info on the Willard House and Clock Museum

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!

Space Weather News for May 15, 2009
http://science.nasa.gov
A photographer in Florida has taken extraordinary photos of space shuttle Atlantis and the Hubble Space Telescope passing together in front of the sun. The shuttle's silhouette outlined by solar fire is a must-see.  Shortly after the photos were taken, the shuttle's robotic arm reached out, grappled Hubble, and drew the great telescope into the shuttle's cargo bay, where it is now being serviced by NASA astronauts.  Visit http://spaceweather.com to see the pictures and to follow the progress of the STS-125 servicing mission.
 

Sports & Recreation

5/16/09 ARHS

Girls Varsity Outdoor Track @ DISTRICTS @LUNENBURG   TBA
 Boys Varsity Outdoor Track @ DISTRICT E CLASS INVIT. @SHREWSBURY HS   9:30AM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Longmeadow High School Algonquin 11:00AM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS Longmeadow High School Algonquin 11:00AM

5/16/09  AVRTHS

 Boys Varsity Track @ DISTRICT E   9:00AM
 Girls Varsity Track @ DISTRICT E   9:00AM

FAMILY FAIR AT WOLBACH FARM

Date: Sunday May 17, Time: Noon-5:00pm
Location: Wolbach Farm, Sudbury
Leader/Speaker: SVT Staff
Come enjoy an afternoon of old-time fun with your family while getting to know the treasures of Wolbach Farm. Included in this Country Fair will be scavenger hunts, raffles, a pie bake-off, and more! Free. Rain or Shine. Calling all bakers: Enter your yummy pie in our pie-tasting contest!  Click here for more details.
Fee: Free

FULL MOON PADDLE

Date: Saturday June 6, Time: 7:15-9:30 pm
Location: Lake Whitehall, Hopkinton
Leader/Speaker: SVT Volunteer Simon Vos and Assistant Director of Development Michael Sanders.
Lake Whitehall is a very clean and serene lake, shallow and easy to maneuver. You will paddle around and explore some of the many small islands found at the lake. The area teems with wildlife; there is a good chance of seeing a beaver lodge. Experienced paddlers only!
Fee: Members: $15, Non-Members: $25
Movie Setup

May 14, 2009 - Workers continue to complete the landscaping for the movie to be filmed in Southborough.

The Southborough Senior Center will be closed from all activities due to the Adam Sandler movie production from Monday, May 18th through Tuesday, May 26th. Please call (508) 229-4453 if you have any questions.

 

SOUTHBOROUGH

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES

 

 Veterans meet at the Rural Cemetery

Rt. 85 – Friday – May 22nd at 6:00 PM to place flags on the gravesites of our departed comrades-in-arms.

 

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Memorial Day Parade

 

Monday – May 25th - 0900

 

Veterans will meet at the Legion/VFW Headquarters

Community House at 0815

 

Parade starts at 0900 from Marlboro Saving Bank to visit Rural Cemetery, Burnett Cemetery, Revolutionary War Cemetery and Civil War Memorial with the final Observance at the All Wars Memorial.

 

For more information – Contact VFW Commander Steve Whynot (508-481-2359) or sk1_whynot@hotmail.com

 
Lisa Braccio Honored

100 UNSUNG HEROINES OF 2009 HONORED AT STATE HOUSE BY MCSW

BOSTON – More than 300 people gathered in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House to celebrate the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 100 Unsung of Massachusetts on May 13. The honorees came from every corner of the Commonwealth to be recognized for their outstanding, selfless contributions to their organizations and communities in a ceremony that was emceed by Channel 5’s Liz Brunner.

This sixth annual Unsung Heroine event featured women who were carefully selected from nearly 400 nominations to be honored for making a difference in the lives of others.

"Our Unsung Heroines are women who don’t make the news, but make the difference in their communities. They are the women who quietly, without fanfare or recognition use their time, talent to enrich the lives of others," said Kira Dunn, MCSW Executive Director.

The event included featured individual recognition for each of the 100 Heroines, a group photo on the Grand Staircase of the State House and a “Just Desserts” reception, featuring donations from Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Hamersley’s Bistro, Jacqueline's Gourmet Cookies, Kickass Cupcakes, Polar Beverages, Spinelli’s, Via Lago Café and Catering, and Whole Foods - Charles River Plaza.

This event was made possible through the support of Verizon, Bank of America, Covidien, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Teresa & H. John Heinz III Charitable Fund, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at The Boston Foundation, American Federation of Teachers, Massachusetts, Bethany Lutheran Church - Orange, MA, Boston Carmen’s Union - Local 589, A.T.U., Bagel Alley of Nashua, NH, Corbett & Lalli Communications, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Stacy A. Dixon, State Senator Ken Donnelly, Elizabeth & William Houlihan, Jacqueline’s Wholesale Bakery, Inc., Senate President Therese Murray, State Representative George Peterson, Jr., State Senator Susan Tucker, and YWCA Central Massachusetts.

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!!

 

Sports

5/15/09 ARHS

Boys Freshman Baseball @ **Cancelled - St. Peter Marian H.s   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Fitchburg H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Tennis @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Hopkinton High School   3:45PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Fitchburg H.S.   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Fitchburg H.S.   4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Fitchburg H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse @ Hopkinton High School   5:00PM
 Boys JV Volleyball @ Milford High School Click for directions   6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Milford High School Click for directions   7:00PM

5/15/09  AVRTHS

 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Marlboro High School   3:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS Hudson High School   3:30PM
The Windup

May 14, 2009 - Alex Dutko delivers the pitch tonight against the Frozen Ropes.

Movie Set - Southborough Style

May 13, 2009 - Preparations for the filming of Adam Sandler's new movie have started.

Road Closure Reminder

Road Closings and Parking Restrictions during filming of movie

Effective Wednesday May 13th through Wednesday May 27th.

To access the Town House, Historical Museum and Pilgrim Church, you must enter Common Street, directly across from Fay School, if you are travelling on Main Street. The only access to these buildings and parking lots will be from the driveway between the Town House and St. Marks Church. Parking will be limited behind the Town House to employees and people doing business at the Town House.

  •  Common Street from the intersection [in front of the library] to the church and Town House will be closed from Monday May 18th through Friday May 22nd and again on Tuesday May 26

  •  St. Marks Street from Rt 85/Marlborough Road will be closed from May 13th through May 27th.

Town House access

  • There will be no access in or out at the back of the parking lot [by theHistorical Museum]

  • The driveway between the Town House and Pilgrim Church will not be open

  • You must come and go by using the driveway between the Town House and St. Marks Church.

Remote Headquarters

May 13, 2009 - Firefighter Aspesi and Chief Mauro assist with directing the large crowd Saturday at the NECC race.  CERT team members were also deployed at various checkpoints along the race for medical and traffic.

LITERATURE LETTER WINNERS

Valerie Burdette, English Teacher

Seniors Philip Kachajian and Thomas Dumont have received honors from Massachusetts Letters about Literature 2009 program for letters they wrote as part of an English class assignment. Kachajian received an Honors Award in the Level 3 category for his letter to Charles Dickens about “A Tale of Two Cities,” Dumont received an Honorable Mention for his letter to Jon Steinbeck about “Of Mice and Men.” The winner’s letters were chosen from the top one percent of this year’s entries.

Letters about Literature is a national essay contest presented by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC, and its affiliate State Centers for the Book in participation with Target Stores. Letters about Literature is a program of the Massachusetts Center for the Book with lead sponsorship from the Calderwood Writing Initiative at the Boston Athenaeum.

 

NORTHBORO/SOUTHBORO POP WARNER

FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER

FOR THE 2009 SEASON

WWW.JRTHAWKS.COM

REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 1ST.

Any questions, please contact Registrar Kathy Halloran at nsregistrar@jrthawks.com

 

Sports

5/14/09 ARHS

Girls Varsity Softball @ Worcester North Click for directions Jack Barry 3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball VS **Cancelled - Worcester North Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse @ No. Central Charter Essentials Sch.   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Westboro High School   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse VS Westboro High School Algonquin 4:15PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse @ Shepherd Hill Regional HS   5:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse VS Westboro High School Algonquin 5:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse @ Westboro High School   5:30PM
 Boys JV Volleyball VS **Cancelled - Leominster High School Algonquin 6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS Leominster High School Algonquin 6:00PM

5/14/09  AVRTHS

 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Parker School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Parker School Softball Field 3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ Hudson High School Click for directions JFK 3:30PM
APRIL T-HAWKS OF THE MONTH

The T-Hawk of the month award recognizes students exhibiting a combination of outstanding character, leadership, sportsmanship,

and performance.

Liz Conti Girl’s Track

Tiffany Daley Girl’s Track

Jamie Hart Boy’s Lacrosse

Abby Solis Softball

Taylor Henry Softball

Nicole McDonnell Softball

Katherine Carrigan Girl’s Lacrosse

Carly O’Connell Girl’s Lacrosse

Stephanie Hom Girl’s Tennis

Megan Kasetty Girl’s Tennis

Scott Distefano Boy’s Volleyball

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JAM ROAD RACE A SUCCESS!

To all of the Algonquin Community:

The Jeanne Arathuzik 5K Committee thanks all volunteers and participants of the 1st Annual Jeanne Arathuzik Cinco de Mayo 5K

Run/Walk. Through the tireless efforts of Algonquin faculty and staff (with a special thank you to Dick Walsh), it was a great day in

honor of a phenomenal woman and teacher – with over 300 registered runners and walkers. The money which was raised will go to

the American Cancer Society and scholarships at ARHS. Start preparing for next year!

Sincerely,

The JAM 5K Committee

 

Mother and Son

May 12, 2009 - Southborough Police Chief Jane Moran catches up with her son, Hopkinton police officer John Moran.  Officer Moran was working the polling detail at precinct 3, Finn School.

 

FOOD PANTRY WILL CLOSE TEMPORARILY – Please

note that the United Parishes of Southborough Food Pantry,

located at Pilgrim Church, will be closed from May 10th to May

29th due to filming of a movie being done at Pilgrim Church. Our

clients will stock up before hand. If anyone has a need please

contact Barbara Jandrue at (508) 481-1966. Pantry coordinators

will have access to the Pantry.

 

Rolling Skies

May 12, 2009 - Clouds scurry across the sky over Pinehill Road this afternoon. Hit and miss showers brought some heavy rain to some areas in Central MA.

Space News

JUPITER MOON MOVIE: An amateur astronomer in Australia has photographed a very rare event--one of Jupiter's moons eclipsing another.  Earth is now passing through the orbital plane of Jupiter's satellite system allowing such "mutual occultations" to be seen through backyard telescopes.  Check http://spaceweather.com for a movie of Europa passing directly in front of Ganymede and links to more information for observers who wish to try to record such movies themselves.

SATELLITE DEBRIS:  On Feb. 10, 2009, Iridium 33 crashed into Cosmos 2251 and the two satellites were shattered.  Since then, US Strategic Command has catalogued nearly a thousand pieces of debris.  Today's edition of http://spaceweather.com presents 3D maps showing where the fragments are located on the three-month anniversary of the unprecedented collision.  One large piece of Iridium 33 wreckage is visible to the naked eye as it tumbles through the night sky flashing every 4.7 seconds. Check the Simple Satellite Tracker for flyby times:  http://spaceweather.com/flybys
 

Who Let the Cows Out

May 12, 2009 - Watch a cute video of the cows moving to their spring greener pastures.  Click Here.

Annie

Annie


SHOW TIMES: May 2009
05/15 (8:00 pm)
05/16 (2:00 pm, 7:30 pm)

 
DESCRIPTION:In the depths of the 1930's, Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan.

Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity.

However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate the missing parents to get the reward for themselves, putting Annie in great danger!
Running time: 2 hours with one 15 minute intermission
Ticket Prices: $37 - $67
Note: Click here for ticketing and restoration fee information.

Trottier Middle School Band & the Paw Sox $16/pp

Age: Grade 6 to 8

Day: Tuesday, June 9

Time to meet bus: 5pm at the Trottier Middle School

Game time: 7pm Paw Sox vs Durham Bulls

Coordinator: Jamie Clark and Recreation Staff

Trottier Band has been invited to play the National Anthem at the Paw Sox game. Please come to supportyour peers and enjoy a ball game at the McCoy Stadium. Pawtucket Sox will be giving back 50% of the ticketprice to the Trottier Band. Active parent chaperones are needed, please call the Recreation Office at 508-229-4452. Transportation fee will be waived for all chaperones.

Sports

5/13/09 ARHS

Boys Freshman Lacrosse @ Hopkinton High School   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ St. Johns H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS St. Johns H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS St. Johns H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Volleyball VS **Postponed To 5/14/2009 - Leominster High School Algonquin 6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS **Postponed To 5/14/2009 - Leominster High School Algonquin 7:00PM

5/13/09  AVRT

Boys JV Baseball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Track VS Nashoba Valley Techhs   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Track VS Nashoba Valley Techhs   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Lynn Technical Highschool Click for directions   5:00PM
From the Southborough Recreation Department

Six FlagsTickets at a discounted rate will be

available for purchase from April to October

********

Water Country Tickets will also be

available at a discounted rate beginning April

Water Park is schedule to open

June 13 to Sept 7, 2009 (48 ")

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Movie tickets are available for purchase at

$6.50/ per ticket at the Recreation Office.

(Only checks and cash accepted for all the above)

Summer 2009 Brochure

Sign up Now for Summer Playground and Camps!!

“ARMED SERVICES DAY” ASSABET RIVER PADDLE

Date: Saturday May 16, Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Location: Stow/Maynard
Leader/Speaker: SVT Volunteers Dan Foster and Dave Dimmick in collaboration with OAR (Organization for the Assabet River).
Starting at the Gleasondale Dam in Stow, we’ll paddle towards the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge finishing at Ice House Landing in Maynard. En route, a talk on the military history of the area will take place.
Fee: Members: $15, Non-members: $25

 

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HIKE

Date: Saturday June 6, Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Westborough’s Crane Swamp region
Leader/Speaker: SVT Volunteer Don Burn from the Westborough Community Land Trust.
Celebrate National Trails Day with SVT and WCLT. Starting at SVT’s Sawink Farm, this hike will take you to SVT’s Cedar Hill Reservation, going though DCR and Fish and Wildlife lands. Bring a lunch for a break on top of Cedar Hill. SVT’s new Crane Swamp Interpretive Trail Map will come in handy for this walk. Experienced hikers preferred.
Fee: Members: Free, Non-members: $5
Where were You!

May 11, 2009 - If you didn't make it out to the polls today to vote, you may think it wasn't important.  However, there was a race in which three candidates were vying for just two seats on the Northborough Southborough Regional School Committee.  This committee has been in the hot seat for the past year for deciding how to handle the reimbursement issue.  It also assists with development of the school budget which is quite a chunk of the total of Southborough's budget. So it was an important race and more voters should have gone to the polls.

Single Votes Count

May 11, 2009 - Voter John Kendall checks out at the Finn School Precinct 3.

Unofficial Totals from Today's Election

PRECINCT 1

PRECINCT 2

PRECINCT 3

TOTALS

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION

2,329

2,030

2,110

6,469

5/11/2009

MODERATOR

David A. Coombs

124

96

121

341

Write-ins

2

1

3

6

Blanks

16

13

21

50

TOTAL

142

110

145

397

BOARD OF SELECTMEN

William J. Boland

113

93

121

327

Write-ins

5

2

2

9

Blanks

24

15

22

61

TOTAL

142

110

145

397

BOARD OF COMMISSIONER OF TRUST FUNDS

Maryanne Cole

114

95

119

328

Write-ins

2

0

0

2

Blanks

26

15

26

67

TOTAL

142

110

145

397

BOARD OF ASSESSORS

Arthur Holmes

116

91

115

322

Write-ins

0

1

0

1

Blanks

26

18

30

74

TOTAL

142

110

145

397

BOARD OF HEALTH

Louis Fazen III

115

91

116

322

Write-ins

2

0

2

4

Blanks

25

19

27

71

TOTAL

142

110

145

397

(2) BOARD OF TRUSTEES LIBRARY 3 YR TERM

Kent Matthew Read

104

81

113

298

Jane A. Smith

112

86

117

315

Write-ins

1

0

0

1

Blanks

67

53

60

180

TOTAL

284

220

290

794

(2) SCHOOL COMMITTEE

0

Susan Dargan

114

90

123

327

Marybeth R. Strickland

111

89

113

313

Write Ins

2

0

1

3

Blanks

57

41

53

151

TOTAL

284

220

290

794

(2)Nboro-Sboro Regional School Dist Committee SOUTHBOROUGH

Susan Dargan

89

76

114

279

Kathleen A. Harragan

89

77

113

279

David C. Rueger

66

36

34

136

Write-ins

0

0

0

0

Blanks

40

31

29

100

TOTAL

284

220

290

794

(2)Nboro-Sboro Regional School Dist Committee NORTHBOROUGH

Susan D.Sartori

91

78

96

265

Helynne B. Winter

91

79

91

261

Write-ins

1

0

1

2

Blanks

101

63

102

266

TOTAL

284

220

290

794

PLANNING BOARD

Dana E. Cunningham

111

88

117

316

Write Ins

0

0

0

0

Blanks

31

22

28

81

TOTAL

142

110

145

397

SOUTHBOROUGH HOUSING AUTHORITY

Nancy G. Morris

110

94

121

325

Write-ins

3

0

0

3

Blanks

29

16

24

69

TOTAL

142

110

145

397

*Total Reg Voters each PRECINCT

0

Total Ballots

Write Ins

Blanks

Total Votes Cast in EACH Precinct

142

110

145

397

0

142

110

145

397

Voter Turnout %

6.14%

Last Game of the Day

May 11, 2009 - The RocketCats pitch to the Seadogs in tonight's game.

Cherry Blossoms

May 11, 2009 - Caught before the rain washed away many of the petals is this Main Street Cherry.

POLICE CHIEF SEARCH COMMITTEE

The Board of Selectmen seeks volunteers for the recently formed Police Chief

Search Committee.

It is the Board’s preference that the Committee shall be composed of volunteers

who come from the following areas:

  • A member of the Board of Selectmen

  • An town resident who is an attorney [i.e. public defender, criminal justice

  • background, etc]

  • A representative of the school system

  • A representative of social services or a senior citizen representative

  • A law enforcement member with no association with Southborough police

  • department

  • A Southborough Personnel Board member

  • A chief with no connection to the Southborough police department

  • Citizens at large from Southborough

A volunteer application can be found at

www.southboroughtown.com/boardsandcommittees Please complete a form and attach a current resume. Applications should be sent to the Selectmen’s Office, 17 Common Street, Southborough, MA 01772 or can be e-mailed to

selectmen@southboroughma.com

The Board will be considering these appointments at their upcoming meetings in May and early June.

Confirmed H1N1 Flu in Southborough

Southborough Board of Health and the Northborough Southborough Regional School district announced that there are two confirmed cases of swine flu in the school system.  Once student at ARHS and one student at the Trottier Middle School have been confirmed to have the H1N1 (Swine) flu.  Earlier last week a student from St. Mark's school in Southborough was diagnosed with the same flu.  There is no need for panic that this flu is here but it is a good time to read up on precautions for preventing this flu from spreading.  For more information click here

The following is the letter sent to school parents from the NSRegional School District Superintendent

 

Parking and Road Restrictions for filming of the Adam Sandler movie The Lake

Sports

5/12/09 ARHS

Boys Varsity Outdoor Track VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions   4:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse @ Shrewsbury High School   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Outdoor Track @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 5:30PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Shrewsbury High School   5:30PM

5/12/09  AVRTH

Girls Varsity Softball VS Worcester Technical H.S. Softball Field 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Worcester Technical H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ Marlboro High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Marlboro High School   3:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   5:30PM
Don't forget to use the new Southborough Forums to sound off about anything and everything Southborough.

Don't forget to check the Calendar to see what's going on around town. If you have an event you would like to appear on the calendar please send it along to editor@southboroughnews.com


ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION
Monday, May 11

Polls open 8am - 8pm

2009 List of Candidates

Voting Locations:

Go to www.wheredoivotema.com to check your voting location.

There are (3) three polling locations in Southborough

Precinct 1 - A.S. Woodward Memorial School, 28 Cordaville Rd

Precinct 2 - P. Brent Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd

Precinct 3 - Mary E. Finn School, 60 Richards Rd

Questions? Feel free to call the Town Clerk 508.485.0710 x5 or email TownClerk@southboroughma.com

 

Ladies Car Care Clinic

Southboro Autotech, 145 Boston Rd., Southborough, will be offering a free Ladies Car Care Clinic from 9 a.m.-noon. For info, e-mail Kris@southbororautotech.com, call (508) 485-9082 or visit www.southboroautotech.com.

ROAD CLOSURES DURING MOVIE FILMING

St. Mark’s Street

Closed Wednesday, May13th – Wednesday, May 27th

Common Street

Closed Monday, May 18th – Friday, May 22nd

Closed Tuesday, May 26th

Town House

Week of May 18th and Tuesday, May 26th – access to the Town House will be restricted to the west driveway (both in and out) and will be monitored by the Police Department.

Southborough meetings

May 11 - May 15, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Board of Health
 
May 12 1:00 PM BOH hearing room Cordaville Hall
Board of Library Trustees May 12 5:00 PM Meeting Room Library
Municipal Facilities Committee May 12 6:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Zoning Advisory Committee May 13 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Agenda
May 14 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House

Senior Schedule

Monday 11

Tuesday 12

Wednesday 13

Thursday 14

Friday 1

8:30 Health Clinic

9:30 Tai Chi

9:30 Pool 8:30 Health Clinic

9:30 AM New Horizons Basic Computer Class

9:30 Cribbage 11:00 Senior Singers 10:00 Creative Writers    
11:30 Representative Dykema visit

12:00 Lunch

11:00 Book Club 9:30  Mah Jongg  
12:00 Lunch

12:30 Pitch

12:00 Brain Health 12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch
12:00 blue plate special 4:00 Tuesdays Dinner at the Senior Center 12:00 Lunch 12:30 Pitch 1:30 New Horizons Intermediate/Advanced Computer Class
2:00 Fitness     1:00 PM bridge  
 

7:15 Tango Tuesdays

2:00 PM Fitness    

The Southborough Senior Sensation Newsletter

Senior Center open @ 9:00 AM Saturdays

Saturday May 16 Veterans Care Package Drive

COLLETTE TOURS

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

508-497-9730.

• 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

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COST: $5.00 Please make your reservation. Must prepay

by the Friday prior to the luncheon

May/June Menu

All served with ROLLS & BUTTER, BEVERAGE,

and of course DESSERT

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

HOT LUNCHES WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER

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MEDICAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED

We are accepting donations for

shower chairs, wheelchairs, walkers

and canes. Please call Leslie

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FILL IN MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS NEED

FOR THE SUMMER

Mileage Reimbursed. Please call the Senior Center

REPRESENTATIVE CAROLYN DYKEMA VISIT

Representative Dykema will be holding an ‘office type

visit’ here at the Senior Center. She is looking forward to

spending time with you to listen to any concerns and answer

questions.

                                             Monday, May 11th at 11:30~~~~~~~~~~`~~~~~~~~~~`

Library Schedule May 10 - 16, 2009

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

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.

May 16 -- Disabled American Veterans Fishing Festival, Marlborough--This event is open to disabled veterans only. On the shores of the Marlboro Fish & Game Associations' club pond from 10:00 - 2:00pm, cast a line and learn about fish in our waters, safety, ethics, and fishing equipment. The Massachusetts Angler Education Program is participating in this event in cooperation with the Marlboro Fish and Game Association. Contact Jim Lagacy, Program Coordinator, for more details at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us.

LEAVE YOUNG WILDLIFE ALONE!

The arrival of spring means the arrival of newborn and just-hatched wildlife. These youngsters soon venture into the world on shaky legs or fragile wings and are discovered by people living and working nearby. Every year, the lives of many young wild creatures are disturbed by people who take young wildlife from the wild in a well-intentioned attempt to "save" them. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) offices are already receiving calls about young wildlife that were picked up by people.

These well-meant acts of kindness tend to have the opposite result. Instead of being left to learn their place in the world, young wildlife removed from the wild are denied important natural learning experiences

(above photo - two baby Turkey Vultures) which help them survive on their own. Most people quickly find that they can't really care for young wildlife, and many of the animals soon die in the hands of well-meaning people. Young wildlife that does survive human "assistance" miss experiences that teach them to fend for themselves. If these animals are released back into the wild, their chances of survival are reduced. Often, the care given to young wildlife results in some attachment to humans and the animals may return to places where people live, only to be attacked by domestic animals or hit by cars. Some animals become nuisances and people have even been injured by once-tamed wildlife.

Avoid these problems by following one simple rule when coming upon young wildlife: If You Care, Leave Them There! It may be difficult to do, but this is a real act of compassion. The young are quite safe when left alone because their color patterns and lack of scent help them remain undetected. Generally the parent will visit their young only a few times a day to avoid leaving traces that attract predators. Wildlife parents are not disturbed by human scent. Baby birds found on the ground may be safely picked up and placed in a nearby bush or tree. Wildlife parents are not disturbed by human scent. Avoid nest and den areas of young wildlife and restrain all pets.

Leave fawns (young deer) where they are found. Fawns are safest when left alone because their camouflaging color helps them remain undetected until the doe returns. Unlike deer, newborn moose calves remain in close proximity to their mothers who, in contrast to a white-tailed doe, will actively defend calves against danger. An adult cow moose weighing over 600 pounds will chase, kick and stomp a potential predator, people included.

Only when young wildlife are found injured or with their dead mother may the young be assisted, but must then be delivered immediately to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Due to the difficulty in properly caring for them there are no rehabilitators licensed to care of fawns. It is illegal to possess most wildlife in Massachusetts. Information on young wildlife has been posted on line at www.mass.gov/masswildlife and a list of wildlife rehabilitators posted at: http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/wildlife/rehab/wildlife_rehab_index.htm.

Jewish Community BBQ at Lake Chauncy

Chabad of Westboro will be hosting a free grand Jewish community BBQ and Bonfire starting at 6 p.m. at Lake Chauncy on Lyman Street in Westborough. The event includes great food and drink, roasting marshmallows, bow and arrow making, Jewish music, family activities and lots of fun. Back by popular demand, Dave the Drum Circle instructor will join in with an interactive drum circle demo at the bonfire. Chabad invites the public to join with old friends, meet new friends, and have a good time. For info, call Chabad at (508) 366-0499 or e-mail Dvora@chabadwestboro.org.

 

Sports

5/11/09 ARHS

Boys Varsity Tennis VS Fitchburg H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis @ Fitchburg H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse @ Hudson High School   3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse @ Hudson High School   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Shrewsbury High School   4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Westboro High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Shrewsbury High School   4:00PM
 Boys JV Volleyball VS St. Johns H.S. Algonquin 6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS St. Johns H.S. Algonquin 7:00PM
5/11/09  AVRTH
Girls Varsity Softball VS Bay Path Regtechhs Softball Field 3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Bay Path Regtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Bay Path Regtechhs   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Bay Path Regtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Shawsheen Valley Tech HS   3:30PM
Ahead of the Pack

May 10, 2009 - Running ahead of the crowd and near the finish line is the first runner in.