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June 21, - June 27, 2009

Close Call

June 27, 2009 - A setting sun somewhere west of the thunderstorm shines through the ominous clouds.  Some areas of eastern Massachusetts got torrential rains, hail, wind and downed trees and powerlines.  Photo taken Route 9 by Westboro watertank.

Sand Lot Baseball

June 27, 2009 - Sliding into second.  Baseball continues with Sand lot and T Ball on Saturday mornings at Finn School.

Sun Drenched

June 27, 2009 - A Lily pops out in the sunlight after days, weeks worth of rain and mist.

Close Up

June 27, 2009 - Of our resident bluebird.



(left NASA photo of fires) The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) today sent 21 state firefighters to

northern Quebec to help battle the wildfires that have been raging across that Canadian

province since June 19.

DCR Commissioner Richard K. Sullivan Jr. responded to a request from the Northeastern

Forest Fire Protection Compact for a crew from the Commonwealth. The DCR firefighters will

join crews from other New England states in a rural area near Hudson Bay, about 300 miles

north of Quebec City. The area has seen more than 30 recent lightning strikes, causing

fires that have been burning for nearly a week.

“We are extremely proud of the DCR firefighters who have been called upon to help the

province of Quebec,” said DCR Commissioner Sullivan. “These are extremely well-trained

and dedicated firefighters whose skills are needed there, and whose help, we know, is

enormously appreciated.”

Massachusetts has been sending firefighters to help other states since 1985. The firefighters in

question are federally certified for the work, having passed a 40-hour firefighting class and

physical fitness test. All of DCR’s 34 full-time and 53 seasonal firefighters have taken the 40-

hour course.

The DCR crew is called a “Type 2 hand crew,” and will engage in direct fire suppression.

Crew members will work on the fire line building fire breaks, securing fire perimeters,

containing fires, and protecting structures. For the most part, the firefighters will sleep in tents

on the ground in fire camps.

The Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact is a partnership among the six New England

states, New York, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova

Scotia, and Quebec. The Quebec Society for the Prevention of Forest Fires (La Société de

Protection des Forêts Contre le Feu) will pay all expenses of the out-of-state crews, including

salary, transportation, lodging, and food.

These DCR fire fighters are going to Quebec:

Mark Teixeira (crew chief), South Dartmouth, Robert Ashton, Leominster, Robert Bromley, Whitinsville

Shawn Bush, Sutton, Phillip Dupell, Orange, Jonathan Eggleston, Townsend, Richard Greenwood, Peacham

Jesse Hanecak, West Whately, Christel Kalweit, Marstons Mills, Roy Liard, Millville, Jameson Lockhart, Florence

Jacob Martinez, Florence, William Muise, Marlborough, Matthew Moniz, Littleton, Nicholas Neilan, Dartmouth

Millard Ring, Rockport, Ronald Sawyer, Natick, Matthew Simonson, Dedham, Christopher Siwik, Fairhaven

Jeffrey Tirrell, Buzzards Bay, Gregory Whittier, Springfield


2009 Schedule of Main Events

Tuesday, June 30: Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, July 1: Children’s Day

Friday, July 3: Party on the Plaza

Sunday, July 5: Chowderfest

*All events take place on City Hall Plaza, with exception for opening ceremonies, which take place at Faneuil Hall.

In addition to the Main Events, there are over 200 daily events for you to visit at Harborfest. Please see Daily Events for more details.

 Southborough Recreation Programs Sign up for Summer Camps Now!!




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Summer 2009 Brochure

Swim Lessons



Winners of our Tennis Tournament

Zak George

Heidi Gennerman




Drop In Tennis Clinic

July 11, 25 & August 8

Ages 17 & up

Saturdays from 9-10am

Richardson Courts

Registration is not required. Pay $10 as you attend each clinic.

Beach Tennis has been cancelled









June 25, 2009 - Sun is out.

Webs of Raindrops

June 25, 2009 - Raindrops remain on a spiders web this morning.

Looking at Sunbeams

June 25, 2009 - Something we've been missing a lot just showed up, the sun.

Want to know what's happening in Northborough? Northborough and Southborough have been in the news a lot lately over the funding of school reimbursement monies but love it or hate it we do share the same High School and Southborough's students have forged many friendships with those in Northborough.  A new website for Northborough has been developed by Kim Henderson-Lee
Click here for

Events & Essentials E-news

In the News...

Alzheimer's researchers from around the world will gather in Vienna, Austria July 11-16 for the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease. Watch your local media in July for research updates as the researchers share their findings. 
None of this research is possible without the help of individuals with Alzheimer's who generously donate their time to participate in clinical studies. Click here to download a copy of The Alliance, a newsletter providing information on studies currently seeking volunteers. 

Memory Ride, Saturday, July 25th
Memory Ride 
It's not too late to register to ride or volunteer for Memory Ride, July 25th in Devens, MA!
Sign up to ride 25, 62, 100 or 125 miles through scenic central Massachusetts. If you would rather volunteer, a variety of helper positions are availabe - we are especially in need of volunteers for clean up on Sunday July 26th.
Former Patriots greats Ted Johnson and Max Lane will be teaming up at this year's ride to help raise funds for research. Register to Ride or volunteer.
Later Stage Alzheimer's Caregiver's Guide
Late Stage Care GuideAre you caring for someone in your family in the later stages of Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia?
The Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter has created "Later Stage Alzheimer's Disease: A Caregiver's Guide," a comprehensive book free to family caregivers providing later stage care at home.
An Event for Children of those with Younger-Onset Dementia
Often those diagnosed with Younger-Onset Dementia have young adult children balancing college, new careers, and young families along with concerns for their parents' health and their own futures.  Join us on August 6th, 6:30-8:30 PM at the Stockyard Restaurant in Brighton, for a young adult forum to learn about inheritability issues, reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and a national network of support.  Featured speakers are Dr. Brent Forrester from the Memory Disorders Clinic at McLeans Hospital and Max Larkin and Emily Boardway from Spoke Your Mind.  This free event is open to people between 18 and 30.  Pre-registration is required.  To register or get more information, please contact Lindsay Brennan by e-mail or at 617.868.6718.
Newburyport Yankee Homecoming Parade
Join us on Sunday, August 2, 2009 at the Yankee Homecoming Parade, one of the Northshore's biggest events of the summer! Put on your purple gear and join us as we march in the parade and raise awareness about Alzheimer's! Noisemakers, balloons and fun will be provided!

The paraderuns 12noon - 3 PM and will be followed by a Post-Parade Memory Walk Kick-Off at Michael's Harborside.  Click here for more information and to register to march or be a spectator!
Living with Alzheimer's? Learn more.
Getting Started
July 21 (Tuesday), 10:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Sutton Senior Center, Sutton
Coping With Early Memory Loss
July 21 (Tuesday), 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association Western MA Office, Springfield
July 23 (Thursday), 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Emmanuel House, Brockton
July 30 (Thursday), 6:30 - 8:00 Chelmsford Senior Center, Springfield
Maintain Your Brain
July 23 (Thursday), 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. New Bedford Library, Lawler Branch, New Bedford
Deciding whether or not it is time for you or your loved one to stop driving?

Our 24/7 Helpline can provide support and resources, such as:
  • Referrals to local Driving Evaluation Programs 
  • Alternative transportation options
  • Strategies to help the person with dementia through this difficult transition
  • Determining ways to balance independence and safety 

Download "At the Crossroads: A Family Conversation about Dementia & Driving" now to start thinking about this important issue.

Bonafine Jewelers Alzheimer's Benefit
Join us on Friday, June 26, 10 AM-6 PM & Saturday, June 27, 10 AM - 3 PM at Bonafine Jewelers, Inc., 319 Woburn St., Lexington to meet Debbie Brooks, handbag designer to the stars. Debbie will unveil her new Forget-Me-Not handbag which she has created to in support of the Alzheimer's Association. 

The beautiful, unique bag will be available for purchase at the event. The bag is $300 or you can purchase a prize drawing ticket for $20 for a chance to win a Forget-Me-Not bag. Other Debbie Brooks handbags also will be available for sale, and the designer will be available to autograph any bags purchased. For every Forget-Me-Not handbag sold, Bonafine Jewelers will donate $50 to the Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter.
Duxbury Road Race to Benefits Alzheimer's
Attention all runners!  You are invited you to participate in the annual 4th of July Road Race in Duxbury to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. The race is 4.25 miles through scenic Duxbury, and prize money is awarded for the course record. Click here to download the race application.

If you do not run or won't be running that day, we would LOVE to have your help! It's a very short commitment - approx 2.5 hours from 7:30-10 AM - and you will be helping a good cause. Click here to contact Beth Kenney if you are interested in volunteering.

Memory Walk 2009

Join us this Fall for the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research.  We will be at 13 locations in MA and NH.  Register today!


24/7 Helpline

Answers to your questions about Alzheimer's. Available 24/7
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Safe Roads Now!
The MA/NH Chapter has joined up with AAA, AARP, Mass Medical Society and many others to form a safe roads coalition.  We will be working with state legislators to advocate for a new law that would establish a preformance-based approach to driver's licensing standards. Click here to read the Chapter's position on the older driver issue.
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Yes, the Alzheimer's Assocation, MA/NH Chapter is on Facebook. You don't need a Facebook account to see our page.
Volunteer Today
We need your energy and talents.
Wines from Around the World
Enjoy Wine Tasting, Silent Auction and Dancing
Friday, August 14th at Bass Water Grill
287 S State Rd
Cheshire, MA.  All proceeds benefit the Berkshire County Memory Walk.
For tickets and more information, call 413.499.0691
Alzheimer's BLOG
Topical, insightful fresh--our new Mind Matters Blog, development and design donated by Partners & Simons of Boston. Click on the logo to read; Subscribe to Mind Matters by clicking on RSS at the top of the blog page.
Motorcycle Ride for Alzheimer's
Bring your motorcycle on August 22! Meet at the St Stanislaus Society, 144 South St., West Warren for the Alzheimer's Benefit Ride.  Registration 9:00-10:30 AM with the riders taking off at 11.  Cost: $20 per bike to register.  E-mail Cathy Dionne or call at 508-509-8389 for more information.

Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter
311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
regional offices:
Raynham, Springfield and Worcester, MA and Bedford and Lebanon, NH
617.868.6718   /   800.272.3900 24/7 Helpline


Date: Saturday June 27; (Rain date: Sunday June 28), Time: 11:00am-1:30pm

Location: Lincoln Canoe Launch, Route 117, Lincoln

Leader/Speaker: SVT Director Susan Crane and Office Manager Nancy Hallen.

Join SVT for this paddle to one of the most historic locations along the Sudbury River. Fairhaven Bay has been written about and visited by Henry David Thoreau. Similar to Walden Pond, Fairhaven Bay is a deep glacial kettle hole; however Fairhaven Bay is part of the Sudbury River. This is a paddle not to be missed.

Register for Event

Fee: Members: $15, Non-members: $25


Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge, Martha's Vineyard




Natural History Tour
Enjoy a 2 ½ hour oversand vehicle exploration across Chappaquiddick’s barrier beach! Your guided tour includes an exploration of the rare maritime forests that inhabit the farthest reaches of the island. You’ll also stop at the Cape Poge Lighthouse to learn its history, climb the spiral staircase, and witness breathtaking views of Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod and Nantucket! Relax and enjoy the birding, beachcombing, and photographic moments this journey has to offer, as you discover the fascinating natural history of Cape Poge.

Program duration: 2.5 hours
Frequency: Daily, May 28, 2008 to October 8, 2008
Times: 9AM and 2PM
Members: Adult $30; Child (15 and under) $15.
Nonmembers: Adult $40; Child (15 and under) $18.
Please call 508.627.3599

Bluebird Guard

June 24, 2009 - A bluebird looks over his area making sure no intruders bother the babies.

Southborough Library Featured events:

Friday June 26  Planets Magic Show at 11:00

Wed. July 1 at 11:00  4th of July parade to town hall
Tues. July 7 at 11:00 Buzz Lightyear will be visiting the library for stories and photos!


And it Keeps on Raining

June 24, 2009 - Another day brings on more rain as proven by the rain droplets on the blueberry bush.

   Southborough Rotary to begin Night Meetings

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA- June 23, 2009- While a morning meeting has worked well for many of the members of the Southborough Rotary Club, there has been interest expressed both by members and prospective members alike in holding a monthly meeting of the club in the evening. Starting July 7th, the club will hold a meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at Owen O'Leary's on Route 9 in Southborough at 6:30PM.

According to club president Pam O'Donnell, “Unlike our regular morning meeting, we expect the evening meetings to be more social in nature. Besides being keenly interested in public service, we are all friends, so we are looking forward to meeting in a less formal setting where we can enjoy each other's company without the normal time constraints of the morning meeting. We hope that others who are interested in community service will stop by and get to know us and learn more about Rotary.”

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million member in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto “Service Above Self.” Individuals who are interested in community service or learning more about Rotary are encouraged to attend meetings of the Southborough Rotary Club. For additional information go to www.southboroughrotary.org.

                  Don’t Miss “A Year With Frog and Toad, Kids”
 A nearby afternoon show designed to delight audiences of all ages is “A Year With Frog and Toad, Kids,” a stage musical about the year-long adventures two friends experience together. The Broadway version was nominated for three Tony awards including Best Musical. It is based on Arnold Lobel’s award-winning books.
 The only local performance is Friday, July 17th at 1 p.m. in the air-conditioned, wheelchair-accessible Hudson High School Auditorium, 69 Brigham Street. All tickets are $5. To order, call the Arts Alliance at 978-562-1646. For more information visit:  www.upwitharts.org.
 Singing, dancing and acting in the fun production are area students in grades 3-5 from Bolton, Hudson, Littleton, Marlborough, Maynard, Northborough, Shrewsbury and Stow. Christine DiScipio of Hudson is directing this Theater Too! production, part of the Summer Drama Workshop program that the Arts Alliance, a local 501(c)(3) charitable organization, has been successfully running for the past 21 years. The popular theater arts education program offers something for area students ranging from 6 to 19 years of age, even backstage. This summer 8 different workshops are available, with some beginning in July and August. All instill an appreciation of the arts and each other’s talents while teaching youngsters how to cooperate and collaborate to put on great shows.
 Conceived by Arnold Lobel's daughter, Adrianne Lobel, "A Year With Frog And Toad, Kids" remains true to the spirit of the original stories as it follows two great friends, the cheerful and popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad through four fun-filled seasons. Waking from hibernation in the spring, they proceed to plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, make cookies with the Birds, prepare dinner with Mouse, and sing with the Moles, learning life lessons along the way, including a most important one about friendship. Through the story the friends are able to rejoice in the attributes that make each creature different and special, whether a squirrel, turtle, lizard, snail or person. It is a worthwhile treat for the whole family or the gang.
 Carolyn Alzapiedi of Hudson is music director for “A Year With Frog and Toad, Kids.” Kristen Benjamin Grillo and Peter Worrest are assistants in this production, written by Robert and Willie Reale.

MAUCH, Philip G. Age 85, of Southborough died Friday, June 19, 2009. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Blood) Mauch for over 60 years. Mr. Mauch was a graduate of Newton High School and a veteran of the Merchant Marines. After coming home from the service Phil owned and operated Phil's Trucking Co. He then worked for G. Bonnazolli & Sons of Hudson, and retired from Whitman & Howard Sewer & Water Engineering. He also worked as a part time police Officer for the Town of Southborough. For 38 years Phil sat on the Board of Health for the Town of Southborough. He leaves his sons, Philip G. Mauch and his wife Christine of Framingham; Douglas Mauch and his wife Sandra of Southborough; 2 sisters, Dorothy Price of Wolfboro, NH; Priscilla Gillespie of Boothbay Harbor; 4 grandchildren, Philip and Jillian and Nicholas and Kelsey. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, June 23, from 4 to 7 at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St, SOUTHBOROUGH (Morris funeralparlor.com). A graveside service will be Wednesday, June 24, at 11 AM at Rural Cemetery, Cordaville Rd. (Rte 85), Southborough. Memorial contributions may be sent to Southborough Ambulance Fund, 21 Main St., Southborough, MA 01772.

 Dorothy (Gallini) Cronin, 71 , of Southborough died on June 21, 2009 at her home after a period of declining health.

She was the wife of the late Allen F. Cronin who passed away in 1992.

Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Elizabeth (Bruscia) Gallini.

Mrs. Cronin was a graduate of Framingham High School and work for many years for I D G of Framingham as a bookkeeper. She was a member of St. Matthew Church in Southborough and loved doing crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles. She also enjoyed golf and reading. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Michael Cronin and his wife Krista of Norfolk; Patricia Cronin of Southborough; a sister Joyce Heinis of Framingham; 2 grandchildren, Daniel & Megan Cronin.

She was pre-deceased by her son James A. Cronin who passed away in 1973 and her brother Frederick Gallini.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 25, from 4 to 7PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough (morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A Mass of resurrection will be held on Friday, June 26, at 10 am St. Matthew Church, Highland St. Southborough. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contribution may be sent in her Autism Speaks, 2 Park Ave, NY, NY 10016

SOUTHBOROUGH Thomas L. Sickles, 85, of Southborough, died Saturday, June 20, 2009, at MetroWest Medical Center, after a period of declining health. He was the husband of Gwendolyn (Doore) Sickles for more than 64 years. Mr. Sickles was an insurance agent for Prudential Insurance in Shrewsbury, for many years. He was an active member of 1st Community Church in Southborough, where he also sang in the choir. He was an avid fisherman, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. In addion to his wife, he leaves his children, Ronald Sickles and his wife, Diane, of Nashua, N.H., Sharon Willman and her husband, Skip, of Southborough, David Sickles of Westborough; his brothers, Joseph Sickles of Cossayuna, N.Y., John Sickles of Troy, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours are Monday, June 22, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough (Morrisfuneralparlor.com). A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 23, at 11 a.m., at 1st Community Church, 137 Southville Road, Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery, Southborough. Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to 1st Community Church Choir, 137 Southville Road, Southborough, MA 01772, Attn: Choir Director.


JULY 13th - JULY 17th
Applications available at:
-Southborough Police Department
-Algonquin Regional High School Office
-Trottier Middle School Office




Helping Out Where Needed

The Girl Scouts of Troop 77103 were able to raise over $500 dollars to purchase greatly
needed personal care items for children served by the Worcester office of the
Department of Children and Families. The girls delivered an entire SUV filled with their
donations on Friday, June 19 where they were able to meet with many dedicated and grateful DCF employees who were all very impressed with the girls and their undertaking.  Contributed photos. Below photo are some of the supplies purchased by the girls.

Southborough Police along with State Police and Westborough police converged on the Red Roof Inn in order to free a fifteen year old teen early this morning from a twenty-three year old New Jersey man. It all unfolded after the teen sent a text message to friends who contacted family members who in turn contacted the Southborough Police. Mr. Miguel Sosa was taken into custody and could face kidnapping charges from Trenton, New Jersey. More investigation on the incident is taking place.

Cheering on the

A group of Southborough Soccer players cheered on the Boston Breakers, women's professional soccer team at Harvard Stadium.  The group was part of the High Five Tunnel cheering the players on to the field. Contributed photos.

Bees on the Move

June 23, 2009 - Bees hover around the hives at Breakneck Hill Conservation area.

MA Audubon Events


Here’s a sampling of our many bird-related programs you can enjoy statewide.

Birding Cape Cod & the Islands
Jun 26
   Birding for Beginners
Jul 1
   Nauset Marsh Cruise
Jul 2
   What's That Bird?
   Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
<More Cape & Islands Birding >>

Birding Greater Boston
Jun 26
   Birding Wellesley
   Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Jul 11
   Birding Sherborn
   Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Jul 15
   Intro to Shorebirds Lecture
   Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary
More Greater Boston Birding >>

Birding Central Mass
Jun 26
   Friday Morning Birds & More
   Broad Meadow Brook 
Jul 4
   Saturday Morning Bird Walk
   Broad Meadow Brook
More Central Mass Birding >>

The Friends of the Marlborough Seniors Softball Team went 1 for 4 for the week.

 The Friends dropped two to the Worcester Falcons “B”  by the scores of  12 to 9 and 11 to 7.  Ed Beauchemin pitched vainly in both games.  Strong hitting by Jim Raymond , Bill Stone,  Larry Kron and Bob Clark each of whom contributed 3 hits was not enough to offset the Worcester offense.  Game 2 was closely contested and tied at 7 going into the last inning when Worcester muster 4 runs.  After getting 20 hits in game 1 the Marlborough Team was only able to put together 13 hits in the 2nd game.  Joe Tambascio, Emory Payne, Bill Stone and Paul Starek each had 2 hits.

The Friends then hosted the team from Shrewsbury. In a scintillating 1st game Shrewsbury prevailed in 8 innings 13 to 11.  Jim Raymond had a game for the ages getting five hits in five trips to the plate including two triples and a homerun., while Larry Kron chipped in with a triple and two singles  Once again the Marlborough Seniors mustered 20 hits but did not prevail. Game 2 was a different story suddenly the defense shined and with timely hitting Marlborough won 9 to 6.  Bob Clark, Larry Kron, Paul Starek and team manager Ron Saloman each had 3 hits. Bill Stone was pushed into pitching these games and did a commendable job, both of the team's regular pitchers were unavailable.

Another Day of Gloom and Doom

June 22, 2009 - Motorists travel route 9 in rain and fog this afternoon.

Meanwhile on Route 9

June 22, 2009 - An accident on Route 9 eastbound at Crystal Pond caused motorist delays and a back up.

Southborough Firefighter graduates from State  Fire Academy

Southborough Firefighter Dale W. Goodspeed graduated from the Massachusetts Firefighting 12-week Recruit Training Program on June 19, 2009. Please see the press release below issued by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services:

Recruit Firefighters Graduate State Firefighting Academy

State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan and Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Director Edmund M. Walker are pleased to announce the graduation of the 184th Class of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy’s sixty-day Recruit Firefighting Program on June 19, 2009. Coan said, “this rigorous professional training provides our newest firefighters with the basic skills to perform their jobs effectively and safely.” The Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, a division of the Department of Fire Services, offers this program, tuition-free. The ceremony took place at the Nashoba Regional High School, in Bolton, Massachusetts.

Forty Three Graduates from 31 Fire Departments

The 43 graduates, 39 men and four women, represent the 31 departments of Andover, Arlington, Bedford, Beverly, Blackstone, Boxborough, Cambridge, Charlton, Easton, Fairhaven, Holden, Hyannis, Lincoln, Malden, Marblehead, Marshfield, Medford, Nahant, Plymouth, Raynham, Reading, Southborough, Southbridge, Stow, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Wellesley, Wellfleet, Westborough, Whitman, and Woburn.

Today’s Fire Department Does Much More than Fight Fires

Today’s firefighters do far more than fight fires. They are the first ones called to respond to chemical and environmental emergencies ranging from the suspected presence of carbon monoxide to a gas leak. They may be called to rescue a child who has fallen through the ice or who has locked themselves in a bathroom. They rescue people from stalled elevators and those who are trapped in vehicle crashes. They test and maintain their equipment, ranging from self-contained breathing apparatus to hydrants to hoses, power tools, and apparatus.

At the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy they learn all these skills and more from certified fire instructors who are also experienced firefighters. Students learn all the basic skills they need to respond to fires and to contain and control them. They are also given training in public fire education, hazardous material incident mitigation, flammable liquids, stress management, water rescue procedures, confined space rescue techniques, and rappelling. The intensive, 12-week program for municipal firefighters involves classroom instruction, physical fitness training, firefighter skills training and live fire practice.

Basic Firefighter Skills

Students receive classroom training in all basic firefighter skills. They practice first under non-fire conditions and then during controlled fire conditions. To graduate, students must demonstrate proficiency in life safety, search and rescue, ladder operations, water supply, pump operation, and fire attack. Fire attack operations range from mailbox fires to multiple-floor or multiple room structural fires. Upon successful completion of the Recruit Program all students have met national standards of National Fire Protection Association 1001 and are eligible to be certified to the level of Firefighter I and II, and Hazardous Materials First Responded Operation Level by the Massachusetts Fire Training Council.


MetroWest Humane Society “Got Gold?” Fund-Raiser

The MetroWest Humane Society will be holding a “Got Gold?” fund-raiser from 5-8 p.m. at Southborough Jewelers, 162 Cordaville Rd., Southborough. Bring your old or broken gold and silver jewelry, receive cash for it and donate a portion to benefit homeless, abused and needy animals. Wine and appetizers will be served. For more info, call (508) 875-3776, e-mail mwhspaw@yahoo.com or visit www.webpaws.com/mwhs

Gardens, Cows and Tractors

June 22, 2009 - The Community gardens set the farm scene with the Beltie cows and a tractor in the background.  Photo by Deb Molinaro

Relaxing in Rare Sunshine

June 22, 2009 - Riley soaks up the rays Saturday.  Hasn't been too many days for anyone or anything to do that.

Did you forget a gift for the teacher? the bus driver? Want Vegetable plants? Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop has it all. Great gifts and beautiful flowers. click here for website.

Happy Father's Day
Tree Down

June 21, 2009 - A pine tree fell this afternoon over wires on Leonard Drive. 







Swan Reflections

June 21, 2009 -  A Mute Swan plies the waters of the Sudbury River. Mute Swans were introduced to the United States in the late 1800's and are an invasive species that eats and nests in our native species habitat edging them out.

Church Notes:

St. Matthews and St. Anne’s churches will be getting a new pastor and associate pastor. Father Thirb Millott will be moving to Christ the King Church in Worcester and will be replaced with Father Thomas Garlick on July 1. The new associate pastor, Father Krzysztof Korez will begin his ministry July 1.

There will be a farewell to Father Thirb on Sunday, June 28th from 1 - 3 PM at St. Anne Parish Hall. All are welcome to attend.

News from St. Matthew Church - there will be no 11:00 AM mass during the months of July and August. All other Mass times remain the same.

St. Matthew is looking for alter servers. Also members of the church community are planning a combined picnic with St. Anne Parish on September 20, 2009.

Senior Singers

June 21, 2009 - Southborough Senior Singers sang to a large audience last week.  Another Opening Another Show was the theme for the songs that were sung.


Southborough meetings

June 22 - 26, 2009





ZONING ADVISORY COMMITTEE June 22 7:30 PM Hearing room Town House
June 23 6:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
June 24 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
June 25 7:30 PM Hearing room town house

Monday 22

Tuesday 23

Wednesday 24

Thursday 25

Friday 26

9:00 Dr. Cooper

9:30 Tai Chi

9:30 Pool 8:30 Health Clinic


9:30 Cribbage   10:00 Creative Writers    

12:00 Lunch

11:30 WII Fitness games 9:30  Mah Jongg  
12:00 Lunch

12:30 Pitch

  12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch
    12:00 Lunch 12:30 Pitch 12:30 Bingo
2:00 Fitness     1:00 PM bridge  


2:00 PM Fitness    

Senior Center open 9:00 AM - 12 noon Saturdays

Library Schedule June 22 - 26, 2009

Sunday 21 Monday 22 Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24 Thursday 25 Friday 26 Saturday 27

Registration for the

“Blast off to

Reading” Summer

Reading Program

begins in Children’s



6:30 4th-6th grade

Book Group

11:00 toddler time

11:00 Debbie

O’Carroll presents

“The Planets

Magic Show”*


Local High School Scores well this year

This year’s athletes at Algonquin Regional High school should be congratulated on a job well done. Although there were a few tough losses, there were in between many wins and triumphs of personal victories along the way. Some ARHS athletes will return, others will move on to college or careers.

Algonquin Girl’s Lacrosse lost to Westborough in the Central Division championships 14 - 6 but going 13-5 for the season; Algonquin Boy’s Lacrosse went up against St. John’s for the Central Division 2 title but lost 8 - 6 but had a great season of 16 games won to just 2 losses.

ARHS Boys Volleyball lost in the quarter finals to Lincoln Sudbury but the season went 13 -7. Baseball Central Division I, ARHS team lost to Westboro but finished with a .800 16 -4 season. Central Division 1 Boys Tennis won over Shrewsbury 3 - 2 for the Championship and finishing the season 13-3. They lost in the state semi finals to Longmeadow. ARHS Girls Tennis won the Central Division 1 Championship 4 -1 for a perfect season 16-0 1.000. The team then went on to beat Wellesley in the finals 4 - 1 to take the State Girl’s Tennis Division 1.

The Iron Workers Local #7 entertained the Wayland “A” team and took a  doubleheader winning  9 – 8 in the 1st game scoring the winning run in the last of the 8th and taking the 2nd 17 - 7.  The Local #7 offense was led by Tom Hall who went 5 for 6 and Mike Narducci going 5 for 7 including a triple.

 The Friends of the Marlboro Seniors hosted the Wayland Gray Sox “B”’s  and split their doubleheader winning the 1st game 16 – 10 and dropping the 2nd 15 – 13.  The Friends almost pulled out the 2nd game scoring 6 runs in the 7th.  Marlboro’s offense was led by Steve Goldstein going 6 for 7 with 2 triples and Bob Clark 4 for 7 with a triple.

 Team Record are the Friends of the Marlboro Seniors is 7 and 3 and the Iron Workers Union Local #7 is 9 and 5.