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May 17, - May 23, 2009

Movie Monster

May 23, 2009 - A photo taken from Rural Cemetery Friday night shows the movie lights raised facing Pilgrim Church ready for filming.

Fans Wait

May 23, 2009 - Fans wait and watch the goings on at the movie location along Main Street and St. Marks Street.

Southborough Birthday Bash Winners

Day #1  - Fran Mirti

               Day #2 - Theresa Brazeau

      Day #3  - Ron Mattioli

       Day #4  - Mary Baldelli

          Day #5    Annette Flaherty & Tracy Baldelli (found the same photo just seconds apart!)

                                                                   Day #6  Charlie Baldelli                                                      

 

You could be the next winner.  Keep Looking for this image on any Southborough News page.

Winners will be contacted at the end of the week for their choice of a $10 gift card to Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or Coldstone.

U.S. Sen. John Kerry will hold office hours at the Southborough Town House on Tuesday, June 2, 2009.

From 10 to 11 AM on June 2nd, constituents can meet with staff members to voice concerns or

ask for help with specific issues, particularly problems related to the economy, federal legislation

and important local issues and concerns. Senator Kerry or members of his staff will be holding

office hours in every town across the state in the coming months. No appointment is necessary.

For more information, go online to www.kerry.senate.gov

 

Connected

May 23, 2009 - Last night's glowing skies highlighted the high tension lines running along the reservoir.

Southborough Fire

May 23, 2009 - Southborough Fire Lieutenant Skip Hubley places new firefighter's flags on gravesites of Southborough firefighters that are buried at Rural Cemetery.

Robin

May 23, 2009 - A robin sits in her nest in a Maple tree.

Sports & Recreation

5/24/09 ARHS

No Sports Scheduled

5/24/09  AVRTHS

No Events Scheduled

Soccer Time

May 23, 2009 - The Southborough Express played the Holliston Panthers this afternoon at Lundblad Field.

Veteran Helpers

May 22, 2009 - Representatives from the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and local residents all assisted the Southborough Veterans with  putting out the flags tonight in anticipation of Memorial Day activities.

It's a '49 Chevy

May 22, 2009 - Looking cool with the 49 chevy is this group of volunteers for the Southborough Veterans at the Rural Cemetery tonight.

Autographs

May 22, 2009 - Gabe is a stand-in actor playing the son of Adam Sandler's character. Gabe stands in during rehearsal and lighting/camera set-up. Here is Gabe signing autographs for waiting fans on Common Street Thursday night.  (Contributed photo)

Not Interested

May 22, 2009 - These painters at Fay School appear to not even notice the movie being filmed directly across the street.

A forty two year old Southborough resident, Joan Sousa, was struck and killed by a motor vehicle while crossing route 9 in the vicinity of Oak Hill Road last night. Southborough and Massachusetts State police are still investigating the accident.

Southborough Birthday Bash Winners:

Day #1 - Fran Mirti

Day #2 - Theresa Brazeau

Day #3 - Ron Mattioli

Day #4 - Mary Baldelli

Thursday and Fridays' are still out there.

You could be the next winner.  Keep Looking for this image on any Southborough News page.

 

Winners will be contacted at the end of the week for their choice of a $10 gift card to Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or Coldstone.

Things to do this weekend Close by

Saturday May 23

Higgins Armory Museum Programs

Higgins Armory Museum, 100 Barber Ave., Worcester, will be presenting “Boudica” at 11:30 a.m. (Hear the story of Queen Boudica, one of the great forgotten women of history
and queen of England¹s Iceni tribe); “Medieval Soldier” at 2 p.m. (Free with general admission. Discover the role of the non-knightly class, the common infantry man, on the medieval battle field.); and “Train with a Medieval Soldier” at 3 p.m. (Free with general admission. Experience a medieval soldier’s life by joining a 14th century soldier for a weapon drill). For more info, visit www.higgins.org or call (508) 853-6015.

Monday May 25

Memorial Day Craft Fair, Flea Market

First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Northborough, 40 Church St., is planning its Memorial Day Craft Fair and Flea Market May 25, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., on the lawn and inside the church. Includes plant sale, book sale, flea market, craft sale, children's activities, BBQ and strawberry shortcake. Rain or shine. For info, visit www.FirstParishNorthboro.org or call (508) 393-6422.

May 23

OLD STURBRIDGE VILLAGE celebrates Memorial Day weekend May 23-25 with 'Wool Days." Farmers will shear their sheep and costumed historians will demonstrate the process from scouring the wool to spinning, knitting and weaving the yarn into a blanket. Call 800-733-1830 or visit osv.org

Sports & Recreation

5/23/09 ARHS

Boys Varsity Tennis VS CENTRAL MASS B&G INDIV DOUBLES FINALS Algonquin 9:00AM
 Boys Varsity Tennis VS CENTRAL MASS B&G INDIV SINGLES SEMI-FINALS Algonquin 9:00AM

5/23/09  AVRTHS

Boys Varsity Track @ STATE VOC   2:00PM
From the Southborough Recreation

SPECIAL EVENTS

Memorial Day Weekend

no classes for:

Intro to Lax

PK T Ball

Soccer Tots

TROTTIER BAND TO PLAY AT PAW SOX

Bus leaves Trottier at 5pm for 7pm Game

Tuesday, June 9th $16/pp

PROVINCETOWN DAY TRIP

Saturday, June 27th

$60/pp

SUMMER NIGHTS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30, 2009

Crowd Pleasers

May 21, 2009 - Southborough's streets once again were hopping with movie stars, extras, crew and of course many spectators and fans such as the youngsters above.

Hushing the crowd

May 21, 2009 - A movie crew member shouts to the fans along Main Street to be quiet for a film until he tells them cut and they can once again talk.  Traffic was held up several times this afternoon for the outdoor shoot in front of Pilgrim Church.

Cordaville Road Collision

May 21, 2009 - As if the traffic couldn't get any worse in the center of town during the filming, a truck hit this red car sending it careening into the wall of the cemetery near the main entrance.  The driver was taken to a local hospital.

Directing Traffic

May 21, 2009 - Southborough police officer Fred Mabardy holds up the traffic at Route 30 and 85 earlier this afternoon for a quick film shot on Main Street.

Southborough Birthday Bash Winners:

Day #1 - Fran Mirti

Day #2 - Theresa Brazeau

Day #3 - Ron Mattioli

Day #4 - Mary Baldelli

You could be the next winner.  Keep Looking for the image

 

Winners will be contacted at the end of the week for their choice of a $10 gift card to Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or Coldstone.

Town House Hours

May 21, 2009 - Reminder that there are new Town House hours.  

Mon., Wed., Thurs.: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 12 Noon

Southborough Birthday Bash Winners:

Day #1 - Fran Mirti

Day #2 - Theresa Brazeau

Day #3 - Ron Mattioli

Day #4 Mary Baldelli

You could be the next winner.  Keep Looking for the image

 

Turnpike Unveils New Online Traffic Tools
In Advance of Memorial Day

In advance of the heavily traveled Memorial Day weekend the
Massachusetts Turnpike Authority today unveiled new online customer service features to make it easier for drivers to track traffic conditions on I-90 (MassPike).

This year motorists will be able to track traffic hotspots at I-84, I-495, Weston and Allston tolls via an improved interactive Google Maps Traffic Cameras web page and a
real-time traffic conditions web page at www.masspike.com

Historically the heaviest Memorial Day weekend traffic on I-90(MassPike) occurs Thursday, Friday and Monday afternoons and early evenings. Motorists are urged to plan their travel accordingly to avoid peak traffic volumes between 1 pm and 7 pm tomorrow, Friday and on the holiday.

"Though the Turnpike faces serious fiscal constraints the priority will continue to be customer service and public safety," said Secretary of Transportation and Turnpike Board Chairman James Aloisi. "Together with the 511 system, the Turnpike's web camera improvements are a step toward a future that is more responsive to the residents of Massachusetts."

In addition to listening to radio traffic reports and calling the 511 state traffic information line, drivers are encouraged to visit www.masspike.com  before starting out. The interactive Google Maps Traffic Cameras page monitors real-time, live traffic conditions in Boston and now has been improved to include the addition of five cameras from Allston to I-84, including the Exit 9 hotspot in Sturbridge.

In addition, the Roads Conditions page will report up-to-date traffic conditions in these new locations. Because existing equipment and infrastructure was used and the website modifications were made by Turnpike staff, the online features unveiled today were developed at no
additional cost to the Turnpike.

"I want to thank Turnpike staff for thinking creatively and working quickly to make this critical customer-focused improvement to our website," said Turnpike Acting Executive Director Jeffrey Mullan. "I encourage drivers to take advantage of these new tools to plan ahead for
the Memorial Day weekend."

Aloisi and Mullan warn that AAA predicts more Memorial Day weekend travelers on the road in New England, up 8.5 percent from last year. Traffic at the I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge has averaged 35,000 vehicles on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Traffic will also
be heavy at Exit 11A [I-495], which handles cars headed south to Cape Cod and north to New Hampshire and Maine, where an estimated 43,000 vehicles will use this interchange. A Red Sox home stand will draw extra
traffic on the Turnpike's Boston Extension.

The Turnpike toll plazas will be staffed to minimize traffic disruptions 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 volume, weather conditions, accidents and traffic issues on adjoining roadways.

The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority will halt construction activity on the Turnpike and in the tunnels and Zakim Bridge in Boston from noon on Friday, May 22, 2009 to 11:59 Monday night, May 25, 2009, to ease the flow of holiday traffic.

Compliments of McDonalds and Gulf, free coffee will be served at the 11 service plazas along the Turnpike on Monday night into Tuesday morning, from 10 pm to 5 am.

To save time, money and gas, motorists are encouraged to join FAST LANE. Since the free transponder program began in mid-February more than 85,000 transponders have been distributed.

Free transponders are available at the Turnpike Charlton East and West service plazas, near the interchange of I-90 and I-84 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am to 2pm. These transponders can be ready to use before noon the next day (or three days later if the motorist is out of state).

Free transponders are also available instantly at FAST LANE Service Centers in Auburn, Natick, and East Boston. Weekend commuters can conveniently

Sports & Recreation

5/22/09 ARHS

Boys Varsity Tennis VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis @ Marlborough High School   3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 4:00PM

5/22/09  AVRTHS

Boys Freshman Baseball VS Shawsheen Valley Tech HS   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   4:00PM

Safe Routes Walk to School Day

The Finn School, the Southborough Recreation Department and Safe Routes to School collaborated yesterday on the first Walk to School Wednesday at the Finn School.

Students and their parents met at the Art Center (Recreation Dept) or joined up along the route to walk to school. The goal of Safe Routes to School is to encourage safe, healthy trip options for travel to and from school, which benefits our health and our environment. There will be another walk on Wednesday, May 27 (weather permitting).

(contributed photos)

Fire Department Training

May 20, 2009 - Members of the Southborough Fire Department trained in low slope rescue techniques tonight.  They used a slope at EMC corporation to conduct the drill.  Here they bring up the stokes basket weighted down with a practice mannequin.

Rolling Out

May 20, 2009 - Rolling out and on its way to the incinerator is Southborough's trash.

Fire Log

Friday 5/15/09

08:54 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING MAIN ST
C1 CHIEF MAURO FF AMENDOLA

10:43 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ NEWTON ST
A29 FF RICE LT PELTIER
C30 LT DANO

11:13 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ MAIN ST
A28 FF ROACH LT DANO
C20 CHIEF MAURO
C30 LT COLLEARY

12:39 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ NEWTON ST
A29 LT DANO FF RICE
C30 FF ROACH

12:43 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING CORDAVILLE RD
C20 CHIEF MAURO

13:13 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ INDEPENDENCE DR
A28 FF ROACH FF KANE
C20 CHIEF MAURO

13:54 PROPANE INSPECTION MAIN ST
C20 CHIEF MAURO

15:33 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ MIDDLE RD and FAY SCHOOL GYM
A29 FF RICE FF KANE
C30 LT DANO

15:42 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ BOSTON RD
A28 LT DANO FF ROACH
C30 SOH F CHIEF MAURO

15:58 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ PARKERVILLE RD
C30 CHIEF MAURO LT PELTIER

17:10 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ RED GATE LN
A29 FF RICE FF NEAL
C30 LT DANO

18:14 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT MAIN ST
E22 FF STRONG FF KANE
E23 FF RICE FF NEAL

23:09 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ FISHER RD
A29 FF RICE FF NEAL

Saturday 5/16/09

22:48 ASSIST INVALID FISHER RD
A29 FF FRANKS FF PIERCE
C30 LT PELTIER

Sunday 5/17/09

08:57 RESCUE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALL FISHER RD
A29 LT SADOWSKI FF KANE

12:52 RESCUE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALL FISHER RD
A29 LT SADOWSKI FF KANE

13:52 RESCUE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALL 495 SOUTH
A28 FF AMENDOLA CAPT HUBLEY
A29 LT SADOWSKI FF KANE
C20 CHIEF MAURO  
More Fire Log click here

Caught at the Library

May 20, 2009 - Ray Tomasetti relaxes at the library earlier this week.

FREE SEMINAR

ESTATE PLANNING BASICS

DATE: Wednesday, June 3rd

TIME: 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

PLACE: Southborough Public Library Meeting Room (1st Floor)

ESTATE PLANNING is more than just a will.

Using the right documents and tools, you can ensure that your plans for providing for your loved ones will be complete and the value of your estate will be preserved in the event of death or incapacity.

This seminar will provide an overview of essential Estate Planning documents, including what they are and why you need them, regardless of wealth or age:

Wills

Trusts

Guardianship for Minor Children

Durable Power of Attorney

Advance Directive (“Living Will”)

Health Care Proxy

HIPPA Release Form

Homestead Declaration

PRESENTED BY Attorney Susan Grinblatas of Southborough, MA. For more information, please contact Atty. Grinblatas at (508)579-0262

Jean G. Personis

 

 

SOUTHBOROUGH Jean G. (Tusino) (Scagnelli) Personis, 80, formerly of Framingham, died Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Wingate at Andover. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Degna (Pillarella) Tusino and the wife of the late Joseph Scagnelli who died in 1961, and the late George Personis, who died in 1991. A hairstylist, she owned and operated a hair salon in Milford prior to becoming employed by the Glenby Corp., where as a Sales Manager. She was responsible, nationally and internationally, for the opening and operations of hair salons in major department stores. She also worked closely with her late husband as an integral member of George Personis Associates. She was an active member of St. Bridget Parish and St. Bridget PTO, and a lifetime member of the Framingham Union Hospital Auxiliary She is survived by her daughters; Denise (Scagnelli) Eddy, of Southborough, Cheryl (Scagnelli) Turpin and her husband Jim, of Naples, Maine, Karen (Scagnelli) Bello, of Tucson, AZ, her grandchildren; Ian Turpin, Christopher Eddy and Ariel Turpin and her great-grandchildren; Italia J. Eddy, Tucker G. and Tanner J. Turpin, her sisters; Norma A. Stilwell and her husband M. Arthur , of Honolulu, Hawaii and Marie E. Stevens and her husband Thomas, of Las Vegas, NV. She was also the mother- in-law of the late John F. Bello, III. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 23 at 10:00 am in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Bethany Healthcare Center, 97 Bethany Rd., Framingham. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, May 22 from 4-8 pm in the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. Donations may be made to Bethany Healthcare Center, 97 Bethany Rd., Framingham, MA 01701.
 

Sports & Recreation

5/21/09 ARH

Boys Varsity Outdoor Track @ LEAGUES @ SHREWSBURY HS   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Outdoor Track @ LEAGUES @SHREWSBURY HS   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse VS Hopkinton High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball @ TOURNAMENT - FIRST ROUND - MILLIS HIGH SCHOOL High School 7:00PM

5/21/09  AVRTHS

Boys Varsity Track @ CAL CHAMPIONSHIP Morgan Bowl 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Northeast Reg. Tech. High   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM
Tuesday Shots at Hollywood Southborough

Southborough Birthday Bash Winners:

Day #1 - Fran Mirti

Day #2 - Theresa Brazeau

Day #3 - Ron Mattioli

Make the Link

12th Annual Verizon Wireless
Make the Link Golf Tournament and Auction

June 1, 2009
Golf Club at Turner Hill
 
New England PatriotsBidding is still open at our on-line auction site!
 
Auction items include a football autographed by Tom Brady, vacation packages, tickets to the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and much more!

Bid on-line until May 28th and continue bidding at the tournament on June 1st.
 
Martini glassNot a golfer?  Not a problem!
 
Join us for "A Night Out" to enjoy massage, manicure, martinis, participate in our silent and live auctions and enjoy a dinner hosted by the Golf Course at Turner Hill.

Tickets are only $50 and proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter.

Purchase tickets on-line here!
Golfer
 
There is still room to sign up your foursome for the tournament!


Don't miss your chance to play at the award winning Golf Course at Turner Hill.  Spanning 7,021 yards, this 18-hole championship course was designed by the highly respected firm Hurdzan/Fry.
 
 
Memory Ride logo white
 
13th Annual Memory Ride
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Devens, MA
 
 
 
 Sign up by the end of May and raise $100 to receive a eco-friendly purple tote bag and a chance to win 2 Red Sox vs. Marlins tickets on June 16th!
 
 
Join us for the Kick-off meeting for Memory Ride

Saturday, May 30th @ 8:00 a.m. at the Alzheimer's Association Office
311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA

Featuring guest speakers Nick Littlefield of Marathon Sports and
Peter Henry of Landry's Bicycles
 
Contact Lori Coburn by e-mail or call 617-393-2047 to RSVP and for more information

 

No It is not Gypsy Moth

May 19, 2009 - Many people think that this nest is Gypsy Moth which will be coming out soon.  But it is not.  The correct name is Tent Caterpillar which can also be confused with the Fall Webworm.

We are pleased to welcome back Five O'Clock Shadow to the Steeple Coffeehouse in Southboro, MA on June 13th.  Doors open at 7pm.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.steeplecoffeehouse.org.

In advance: $14 General/$11 Students & Seniors
At the door: $17 General/$14 Students & Seniors

 

Five O'Clock Shadow, the all-vocal rock band from Boston, is living proof that a band without instruments can still rock! Using the same tech wizardry that guitarists have been using since the dawn of rock, Dan, Oren, Paul, and Caleb morph their voices into shredding guitar riffs and soaring solos right before your very ears. Meanwhile, their one-man vocal rhythm section, Stack, lays down his "beatbass": mouth beats and vocal bass thundering forth from his face, both at the same time! Yet when you take away all the speakers, amps, and microphones, these guys are still singers right down to the soul!

Also known as "FOCS", Five O'Clock Shadow has vocally rocked audiences of all ages throughout the US and Japan, and in every kind of venue. Through their educational program FOCS has presented workshops and concerts to thousands of music students from coast to coast. FOCS also has a long list of distinguished corporate clients including Panasonic, LG Electronics, Clear Channel Entertainment, EMC Corporation, and Mohegan Sun. They've performed for the Boston Celtics, the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, and the NFL Football Hall of Fame. Numerous TV appearances include VH-1's "//break.through/", FOX News, WB's Morning Show, A&E, ESPN, and many more. And MTV Online even called Five O'Clock Shadow "the number one vocal pop band of the new millenium!"

Thanks for your assistance in promoting this event.

APPEARING in ALLSTON, MA

 

SLIMPOCKET

 June 25, 2009

The Draft Bar & Grille ~ 34 Harvard Ave

 Six musicians.

One great sound.

 The songs are simple and catchy, but the music is deep and meaningful.

 Slimpocket’s six musicians come together to mold Rock, Reggae, Rap, and R&B into a perfect harmony of wholly original 4R music.  You can preview the band with free downloads of their music from their website, http://www.slimpocket.com/.

 This series begins on June 25 and continues throughout the rest of the year on every last Thursday of the month (July 30, Aug 27, etc.)

Website: http://www.slimpocket.com/

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/slimpocket

Venue: http://www.thedraftbarandgrille.com/

Slimpocket Reviews:  http://www.slimpocket.com/News.html

The Draft Bar & Grille:  http://www.myspace.com/thedraftbarandgrille

Ellen M. Maguire

 

 

Ellen M. Maguire, 56, of Southborough died on May 17, 2009 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester.

Ellen was a 1971 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough. She was a cashier for many years at Rite Aid in Marlborough, was a member of St. Anne Church in Southborough.

She is survived by her brother John Maguire and his wife Andrea of Berlin; an aunt Joan Maguire of Southborough; and a niece.

She is predeceased by her parents, Mary & Terrence Maguire and her brothers David and William Maguire.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, May 21, from 5 to 7 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough.(Morrisfuneralparlor.com)

Funeral Mass will be on Friday, May 22 at 10:30 AM at St Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, Southborough.
 

Les Miserables

Les Miserables performed at Algonquin Regional High School on May 8, 2009.  It was a wonderful show – the performers and the band should be commended.  The above picture was taken by Sue Teplansky.  Pictured in the photo is Pat Nichols and Katelyn Morreale.  Below photo is from Susan Nichols – showing Katelyn Morreale.

Sports & Recreation

5/20/09 ARHS

Girls Varsity Lacrosse VS Medfield High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Leominster High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Tennis @ Westboro High School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS Westboro High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse @ Marlborough High School High School 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Leominster High School Doyle Field 4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Leominster High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ Leominster High School   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Leominster High School Lassie League 4:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse VS Medfield High School Algonquin 5:00PM

5/20/09  AVRTHS

Girls Varsity Softball @ Hudson Catholic HS Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Marlboro High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Hudson Catholic HS Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Gr. New Bedford Rvths   3:30PM
Hollywood Visits Southborough

May 18, 2009 - Rob Schneider signs autographs for a few lucky spectators today.

Lights - Camera -

May 18, 2009 - Lights, Camera, and action in Southborough as the Lake now titled The Grownups is filmed at Pilgrim Church in Southborough.

Letter to the editor: 

MEMORIAL DAY 2009

 

Once more, as we approach this Memorial Day, I share my obligation and duty to remind everyone again of the meaning of this coming weekend.

 

Unfortunately – Many people still see this weekend as just another reason to have a “gigantic sale” to sell something or use it as a signal for “the official start” to summer. Cook outs, opening the summer place or having “everyone over” takes center stage. Forgotten is the real meaning behind this holiday.

 

The date we observe Memorial Day has change over the years because in my humble opinion, business and the minority of the private sector - employees and employers alike - wanted to ensure a minimum “financial impact” or inconvenience to their company profits and/or lifestyle. So the date gets moved from May 31st to a more convenient day. This year – It’ll be Monday – May 25th. Shameful.

 

This year – I’ll travel to Washington, DC. with friends. On the way, we’ll visit the grave of a shipmate who I served with aboard ship in the waters of Vietnam in 1972. We’ll visit The Wall and find once again, the names of people we have connections with. We’ll Remember.

 

We’ll visit the World War II Memorial – Thanking and shaking hands with other Veterans – especially expressing our thanks to those from the Greatest Generation. We’ll visit the Korean Memorial and thanking those Veterans.

 

We’ll think of those who have passed and privately thank them as well. But most of all - We’ll Remember.

 

As you enjoy cold beverages, set up the grill and flip another burger – keep in mind, our men and women who are in uniform today. Those who stand in harms way. Those who fight the battle each and every day. Those who stand on guard for our nation. Will You Remember?

 

It doesn’t matter what your point of view is regarding Iraq or Afghanistan or any other area that our men and women serve. What matters is that you remember those who have fallen and those who are serving today.

 

To those veterans who always stand on the sidelines – this year - step off the curb and join the others. Or at the very least, salute the colors as they pass by and recognize those who march.

 

Make it a point to express your thanks to those who have served - But most of all – REMEMBER….

 

Understand that the freedoms you enjoy were earned and are being earned everyday by the sacrifices of others. Enjoy that long weekend – but remember – there is a cost. FREEDOM ISN’T FREE!!!!!!!

 

Honor those who serve, who have served and especially remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice this Memorial Day.

 

To my fellow Veterans – THANK YOU for Serving.

 

My Best to you all – this Memorial Day.

 

Steve Whynot

SK1 USNR-Ret


 
Horseshoe Falls

May 18, 2009 - Tonight's sunset included different shades of the setting sun caught on a variety of water tones.

Annual Southborough Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Southborough Library will hold their annual book sale at the Library on Saturday, June 13th, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. An excellent selection of fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children, including biography, travel, gardening, cookbooks, health and hobby items in hardcover and paperback will be on sale. The Southborough Library is located at 25 Main Street, Southborough. No early-bird admission.
           There will be a Friends member preview on Friday, June 12th from 12 to 4 p.m. for current members. Membership forms will be available and membership is a bargain at a $5.00 annual fee. Volunteers are needed for set up and throughout the sale. For more information, or to offer to help, please contact the library at (508) 485-5031. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Southborough Public Library.
Plan to join us for the book sale on Saturday, June 13!

Seeing a lot of Poison Ivy?

May 18, 2009 - Poison Ivy has exploded this spring and seems to be everywhere.  Leaves of three leave them be.

Sports & Recreation

5/19/09 ARHS

Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse @ North Middlesex H S   5:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 5:30PM

5/19/09  AVRTHS

 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Hillside School   3:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS Hillside School   3:30PM
Southborough Birthday Bash Winners:

Day #1 - Fran Mirti

Day #2 - Theresa Brazeau

Robin Watches the Action

May 17, 2009 - A robin sits on a bench outside of the Library looking as though it too is watching the activities of the movie setup.

Looking for Donations

May 17, 2009 - Got pet food? The Southborough Police are looking for donations to assist the Southborough Food pantry with supplies.  In these hard economic times many pets are ending up in shelters as people find they can no longer afford to feed their friend.

If you need pet food, contact Southborough, Massachusetts Police Officer Meredith Lobur at the Southborough Police Station, and she will deliver it.

Southborough, Massachusetts Police Officer Meredith Lobur has offered to help the Southborough Food Pantry by asking for donations to help families feed their pets.

Donations can be dropped off at the Southborough Police Station or you can call Officer Lobur at the Southborough Police business line 508-485-2147 and she will make arrangements to pick up the donations.

Donated items can be unopened bags of dry pet food, canned pet food and unopened treats or you may want to consider a cash donation for the purchase of pet food supplies.

At the present time there is no storage area at the Pilgrim Church closet that acts as the food pantry, Officer Lobur has offered to pick up, store and deliver the pet food for the food pantry.

Southborough meetings

May 18 - May 22, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL
 
May 18 7:15 PM classroom arts center
PLANNING BOARD
Agenda
May 18 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Agenda
May 19 6:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Housing Authority May 20 7:30 PM Colonial Gardens Boston Road
Community Preservation May 21 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
       

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.

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    
             
             
Cramped Quarters

May 17, 2009 - Southborough Dispatcher Ron Mattioli works the desk this weekend.  The Southborough Police Station has been the subject of controversy over whether or not to save the building or build a new police station.  This photo shows the cramped quarters that is the dispatch room.

 

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.

 

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.

Introducing, Mary Lynch of Mary’s Daycare - www.littlepeopleschildcare.com Twenty five years taking special care of your child. She is a mother of three and grandmother of two. Her childcare program consists of story time, music, arts and crafts, wholesome foods and naps. Conveniently located on Southville Road - not far from the MBTA train station. Click here for more information.

Sports & Recreation

5/18/09 ARHS

Girls JV Softball @ North Middlesex H S   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Tennis @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse VS Nipmuc Regional HS 9/11 Field in 3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse VS Medfield High School Algonquin 3:45PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse VS Medfield High School Algonquin 3:45PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Nashoba Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse VS Nipmuc Regional HS 9/11 Field in 4:45PM
 Boys JV Volleyball @ Millis High School   6:30PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Millis High School   7:30PM

5/18/09  AVRTHS

Boys Varsity Track @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Track @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs Softball Field 4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs   4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   4:00PM
ARHS Tennis

The Girls Freshman Algonquin Lacrosse team is UNDEFEATED They have 3 games left.  Tomorrow is an important game against Medfield.  Come out and support this great freshmen team!

3:45 @ ARHS