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June 28, - July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

July 4, 2009 - Can't get any better than blue skies and sunshine.

 

FOR UPDATED FIREWORKS DISPLAY DATES AND TIMES CLICK HERE

Heading Out and 4th Preparations

July 4, 2009 - Yesterday's thunderstorm in downtown Southborough.

Staying Dry

July 4, 2009 - Al Boomerang and Hannah Banana take a break from the rain by being inside the nice dry barn.

Crib Recall

Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs Recalled By Various Retailers Due To Serious Entrapment And Suffocation Hazard To Infants and Toddlers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Simplicity Brand Drop Side Cribs

Units: About 600,000

Retailers:

AAFES, of Dallas, Texas
Babies“R”Us, of Wayne, N.J.
Burlington Coat Factory/Baby Depot, of Burlington, N.J.
K’s Merchandise (out of business)
Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Nebraska Furniture Mart, of Omaha, Neb.
ShopKo, of Green Bay, Wis.
Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc, of Bentonville, Ark.

for more info click here

Also Channel 5 Boston just exposed a swim float (Ticklish Turtle water toy, made by AquaLeisure Industries of Avon, Mass.) for tots that the

Consumer Product Safety Commission is checking on.

click here for more info

Southborough News Advertisers wish everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July
Trees Down

July 3, 2009 - A severe thunderstorm roared through parts of town this afternoon.  In Cordaville heavy winds knocked many branches down in yards and streets.  The above tree branch is on Cottage Street and the below tree limb is off River Street/Cordaville Road.

Not Only Wind but Heavy Rains Also

July 3, 2009 - Rain filled up Fitzgerald's Store parking lot faster than the drain could handle it this afternoon.

Town of Southborough

 

NEW! FEMA flood zone change information:

Letter to residents
Flood Zone Change Comparison map - townwide
Northwest Corner
Fisher Road-Sears Road
Framingham Road-Sudbury Reservoir
Northeast Corner
Main Street-High Street
Route 9-Deerfoot Road
Route 9-Sudbury Reservoir
Route 9-Boston Road
Southwest Corner
Southeast Corner
 

After the Storm

July 3, 2009 - Blue skies dominated the area shortly after the thunderstorm but not for long as a chain of more storms head our way.

Sports and Recreation

 

Ice Cream Social Thank you

Sudbury Valley Trustees Ice Cream Social – Thank you to Erikson’s of Maynard and to Wayland High School Singers, The Muses

On Tuesday June 30, SVT hosted an Ice Cream Social to thank its supporters.  Erikson’s Ice Cream of Maynard generously donated six half gallons ice cream to the event.

The attendees were entertained by The Muses – an all-female, student-directed group from Wayland High School.  Their repertoire included "Rockin' Robin," and Crosby, Stills, and Nash’s “Helplessly Hoping” and The Beatles, “If I Fell”.  The Muses singers included Katie Gordon, Andrea Tempesta, Jade Donaldson, Raina Masand, Emily Ivker, Laura Dulude, Robyn Levy, and Leah Jacobs. 

Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin for the benefit of present and future generations.  SVT is supported by 3,300 member households. (Contributed photos).

Left to Right, Lisa Valone of Wayland, Marylynn Gentry of Wayland and Betsy Stokey of Concord enjoy ice cream donated by Erikson's at SVT's Ice Cream Social -

Gift Cards

July 1, 2009 - Steve and Barbara from the Southborough Food pantry hold up the gift cards to Cold Stone Creamery and Stop and Shop.  The cards were donated by the Southborough News and Theresa one of our winners.  And just tonight the winner of the Stop and Shop gift matching gift card will be donating her winnings to the food pantry.

And the rain just keeps coming

July 1, 2009 - Rain continues to slog along making summer go by very quickly or not at all.

Two WPI Crews Compete in First-Round Races of Prestigious Henley Royal Regatta

Worcester, Mass. and Henley-on-Thames, England – July 1, 2009 –  A pair of WPI boat crews performed well at the opening-round of competition at the world-renowned Henley River Regatta in England on Wednesday but narrowly missed their opportunity to advance into the next round of races. It was the first time the university had competed in the internationally known crew event. WPI was one of just 27 American institutions participating this year.

WPI's eight and four-person boats rowed in tight races on Wednesday, each coming within a length and a half of winning their opening-round races. Competing in the Temple Cup race, the varsity eight was narrowly defeated by Brown University. After the completion of 12 of the 16 first-round Temple Cup races, Brown, with 6 minutes, 22 seconds, had the fastest time. WPI's trailing margin of 1 1/2 lengths was the second smallest. 

In the Prince Albert Challenge Cup, WPI's four-person boat lost to Reading University in England. WPI and Yale University were the only two American boats to qualified for the 16-team competition.  Both the Temple Cup and Prince Albert Challenge Cup races will conclude on Sunday, July 5.

On Thursday, Corey Stephens (Douglas, Mass.) and Maxwell French (Harwinton, Conn.) will race as a two-man team in the Silver Goblets & Nickalls' Challenge Cup, continuing WPI's historic participation in the regatta.

Now in its 160th year, the Henley River Regatta  features 468 boats from 15 countries. WPI's appearance wraps up a two-week trip to England that featured racing on the 2012 Olympic course and winning performances at the Reading Town Regatta. WPI, coached by Larry Noble, finished a program-best second at the New England Championships this spring and last October performed well at the historic Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston.

The WPI varsity eight rowers are Tobin McGee (Rye, N.Y.), Scott Gary (Lubbock, Texas), Hank Moore (Jaffrey, N.H.), Ben Johnson (Northford, Conn.), Connor McGrath (Troy, N.Y.)., Sebastien Cohn (Orinda, Calif.), Arthur Gager (Kennebunk, Maine), Andrew Sandefer (New Orleans, La.) and coxswain Bethany Bouchard (Nashua, N.H.).

The varsity four are Nick Vitello (Tolland, Conn.), Ricky Holak (Windham, N.H.), Jeff Onderdonk (Colechester, Conn.), Zack Theoharidis (Sedgwick, Maine) and coxswain Brenna Colleary (Southboro, Mass.).

For more information:

  • Larry Noble and Jason Steele, head coaches of the WPI Men's and Women's Crew Teams, are blogging about this experience and will continue to update the community

  • Please visit the official the Henley Royal Regatta, site.

About Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Founded in 1865 in Worcester, Mass., WPI was one of the nation's first engineering and technology universities. WPI's 14 academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, management, the social sciences, and the humanities and arts, leading to bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees. WPI's world-class faculty work with students in a number of cutting-edge research areas, leading to breakthroughs and innovations in such fields as biotechnology, fuel cells, and information security, materials processing, and nanotechnology. Students also have the opportunity to make a difference to communities and organizations around the world through the university's innovative Global Perspective Program. There are 25 WPI project centers throughout North America and Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

 

July 1, 2009 - A boater was struck and killed by lightening earlier today down along the cape.  Be careful in Thunderstorms.  Here are some hints from NOAA.

NOAA’s National Weather Service says “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors”

Lightning Safety Awareness Week is June 21-27

    
Download Video as Quicktime (Captioned - large file) or (Non-Captioned - small file) (Credit: NOAA)

Our love of outdoor activities and the frequency of thunderstorms make summer the most likely time to be injured or killed by lightning, according to statistics compiled by NOAA’s National Weather Service. In order to reduce lightning injuries and fatalities, the National Weather Service is promoting Lightning Safety Awareness Week the last week of June.

More than 70 percent of lightning fatalities occur between June and August, says John Jensenius, the National Weather Service lightning expert who tracks and evaluates lightning deaths for the agency.

Annually lightning strikes more than 400 people in the United States. About 60 of those die, and many more are left with devastating and permanent disabilities. The National Weather Service studies lightning fatalities in order to know where to best target its lightning education efforts. For example, men are struck far more often than women, sustaining about 85 percent of lightning deaths. And men under 40 account for 60 percent of all lightning fatalities.

“At the start of summer when people are getting ready to enjoy outdoor activities, we want to remind them that lightning is very dangerous,” says Jensenius. “Lightning can kill – so remember - when thunder roars, go indoors.”

New for its 2009 campaign, NOAA has produced a dramatic video public service announcement by Ohio college student Ellen Bryan. Bryan’s sister, Christina, was seriously injured in a lightning strike nine years ago. A Miss America hopeful, Ellen Bryan has made lightning safety her personal pageant platform. View the video public service announcement on the National Weather Service Lightning Safety Web site.

NOAA also has published a new brochure, Lightning Safety for You and Your Family, which provides basic facts about lightning and information on how to stay safe during potentially deadly thunderstorms. It provides information for people participating in organized outdoor activities and identifies actions to take if someone is struck by lightning. The brochure is available on the lightning safety Web site.

To avoid being struck by lightning, the National Weather Service recommends that you:

  • Get into a fully enclosed building or hardtop vehicle at the first rumble of thunder;

  • Stay indoors for 30 minutes after the last thunder clap;

  • Monitor the weather forecast when you’re planning to be outdoors;

  • Have a plan for getting to safety in case a thunderstorm moves in;

  • Do not use a corded phone during a thunderstorm unless it’s an emergency; cell phones are safe to use;

  • Keep away from plumbing, electrical equipment and wiring during a thunderstorm.

NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages our coastal and marine resources.

Southborough News Briefs:

PROTONEX RECEIVES ADDITIONAL $500,000 TO EXTEND CAPABILITIES OF UNMANNED

AERIAL VEHICLE PROPULSION SYSTEMS

DATELINE: SOUTHBOROUGH, MA; Protonex Technology Corporation leading provider of advanced fuel cell power systems for portable, remote and mobile applications, today announced that it has received an additional $500,000 contract award from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for advanced development of high power fuel cell systems for small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This award is an extension of an existing contract with the NRL and will focus on incorporating and testing Protonex’ advanced fuel cell power system within a tactical UAV.

Development work under this program will concentrate on advancing the technical readiness of the company’s UAV fuel cell platform through design improvements and stringent testing. The advanced system will be integrated into a new NRL air vehicle designed specifically for long endurance. The resulting UAV, powered by the Protonex fuel cell system, will be targeted at tactical missions and is expected to provide high efficiency and a very low noise profile.

This program expands upon a series of efforts by Protonex to transition its fuel cell power systems into fieldable UAVs. At present, battery-powered electric UAVs are limited to one to three hours of flight.

Protonex power systems, integrated into other small UAVs, have already demonstrated up to four times the flight endurance capability of advanced batteries. With the introduction of cutting-edge fuel cell propulsion systems from Protonex, critical missions such as persistent surveillance, search and rescue, chemical-biological monitoring, and other long-endurance specialty missions can be achieved by smaller, more flexible, and cost-effective UAVs.

“We’ve had great success in our previous collaborations with the NRL, and the expansion of this UAV program validates those results,“ stated Dr. Paul Osenar, Chief Technology Officer, Protonex. “Protonex looks forward to transitioning these advanced systems into fielded military products in conjunction with the NRL and other unmanned aircraft system integrators.”

ikaSystems Moves Corporate Headquarters and Expands Sales Team to Accommodate Rapid Growth

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass Following a year of intensive sales activity, ikaSystems, a premier provider of enterprise-level Web-based technologies for the healthcare payer market, has relocated its corporate headquarters and hired additional sales executives to accommodate its explosive growth.

“ikaSystems has created a new technology paradigm that has become the acknowledged standard for health insurance companies seeking to thrive in challenging economic times,” explained Ravi Ika, chief executive officer of ikaSystems. “Our technology solutions are delivering what the industry has sought for decades: administrative cost reduction and information coordination across the enterprise coupled with an integrated medical management strategy to stabilize total medical costs.”

ikaSystems’ headquarters remains in Southborough, Massachusetts, but has moved from 257 to 134 Turnpike Road to a state-of-the-art facility specifically designed to facilitate the company’s rapid development and deployment methodologies.

In addition, Sandy Shroyer, vice president of sales, has joined ikaSystems, bringing over 20 years of business development and sales experience in the healthcare and technology markets. Before joining ikaSystems, Ms. Shroyer was vice president, strategic accounts, at Ingenix, a leading data and technology company servicing all segments of the healthcare market. There, she nurtured and grew the company’s portfolio of accounts, including a variety of commercial, Medicare and Medicaid plans. Ms. Shroyer has also led sales teams at organizations such as GeoAccess and has held executive management positions at Sweetwater Health Enterprises, Baylor Health Care System, Integris and HCA. She received her master’s degree summa cum laude from the University of Central Oklahoma and is currently a member of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Healthcare Industry. She holds the Professional designation from the Academy for Healthcare Management and was active in the World Health Forum and health technology committees for the North Texas Health Industry Council.

Bryan Hebert, vice president of sales, comes to ikaSystems as a seasoned technology and operations consultant and sales executive with over 20 years of experience meeting the business and customer service demands of the healthcare market. He has extensive education and certifications in the health industry, including a master’s degree in health administration from Boston’s Suffolk University. Before joining ikaSystems, Mr. Hebert held management roles in sales and marketing, product management and business development at Healthation, HealthEdge, ACS Health Care Solutions, Capgemini and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. He was also a consultant at Arthur Andersen and Health Management Systems, where he supported and tested the implementation of various healthcare systems to increase operational efficiencies.

About ikaSystems Corp.

ikaSystems is healthcare payers’ premier provider of enterprise-level Web-based technologies for commercial, Medicare and Medicaid lines of business. ikaEnterprise, the company’s flagship product, automates all key processes in the payer business cycle — from marketing and sales through claims administration and customer service to care and quality management — all on a single integrated platform. Using our agile, modular technology, organizations can proactively move to lower administrative and medical care expenses and thrive in even the most challenging environments. To learn more, please visit www.ikasystems.com.

Great Clips Opens 65th North American Training Center

June 30, 2009 - Great Clips, Inc., formally announced the opening of their 65th training center west of Boston, in Southborough, Massachusetts.

“This new 1,400-square foot, state-of-the art training center continues to demonstrate our commitment to support our franchise owners as we expand our brand footprint,” said Rob Goggins, vice president of franchise development for the 2,700-unit international salon chain. “Our recession-resistant business is booming as consumers are shopping for value. We want to make certain that, as we add salons, we have the infrastructure in place to ensure that our owners meet their goals.”

Great Clips recently opened a 1,350-square foot training “centre” in Vaughan, Ontario to support the brand’s continued growth throughout the Toronto-Hamilton DMA. All the training facilities across the U.S. and Canada are venues to instruct stylists in the latest grooming techniques and customer-service protocols, as well guiding managers in their day-to-day salon operations. The centers are also available for owner meetings, vendor presentations, and regional conferences.

“We have several more training center openings planned this year including a high-profile facility we’ve earmarked for Washington, D.C.,” says Goggins. “Our nation’s capital is another underserved market where our value-priced, no appointment necessary service is in monumental demand.”

About Great Clips:

Great Clips is North America’s largest hair salon franchise brand with more than 2,700 salons conveniently located in high-visibility strip malls in nearly 140 markets. Great Clips employs nearly 30,000 stylists who are trained at 65 centers throughout the system. Great Clips consistently ranks among Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500Ò. Entrepreneur also ranks Great Clips one of their Fastest Growing and one of America’s Top Global Franchises for 2009.

VOLCANIC SUNSETS:  The Russian volcano that erupted directly beneath the International Space Station on June 12th is now causing beautiful lavender sunsets across parts of the northern USA and Europe.  A plume of ash and sulfur dioxide from the Sarychev Peak eruption is circulating through the stratosphere,  and when parts of the plume pass over an area at sunset, the sky fills with delicate white ripples, sometimes-colorful streamers, and a telltale hue of purple.  Check today's edition for observing tips and a photo gallery.
 

Sports and Recreation

July Schedule for the Outdoor School REI, Framingham, MA

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

Top Ten Places
Where "FREE" dom Reigns
A list of wallet-proof and completely free ideas for your next trip to Mt Washington Valley.
 
Fireworks:
Location: Jackson Village
Date: Friday, July 3, 2009
Time: 9:00pm
 
July 4th Celebrations:
 
North Conway: Join the fun and celebration in Schouler Park in North Conway Village.

5:15 pm: A performance by Tina Titzer's School of Dance
6:30 pm: MWV Theater Co. will perform a scene from High School Musical
7:30- 9:30 pm: The main act "Discount Gigolos"
9:30 pm: FIREWORKS
Call 603-447-5680 for info.

Gorham: A celebration on the Town Common. 

9:30 am: Duck Race on the Androscoggin River
10-10:45 am: Registration for Kiddie's Parade
11 am-11 pm: Miller Amusements Carnival on Midway
11 am: Kiddie's Parade (Starts at Ed Fenn School)
2 pm: Parade - Rt. 16 to Railroad Street
2-5 pm: Bobo T. Clown - Parade & Balloon Time
7:30-10 pm: Straightaway (Oldies & Classic Rock) Concert
10 pm:  FIREWORKS 
Click here for more info.
 
Free Instrument Try-Out Sessions: Mountain Top Music
2:00 - 3:00 pm - All Things String on July 8, 2009 and Pianos and Keyboards on Wednesday, July 22, 2009. Do you want to play an instrument, but not sure which one is right for you or your child? Come to the instrument try-out sessions at Mountain Top Music Center and try some out.  You will learn more about the details of pursuing instrument study as well. This session is designed for all ages. 


AMC Outdoor Explorations: Joe Dodge Lodge & Pinkham Notch Visitor Center -  This summer, naturalist guides and volunteers will be offering a variety of free programs at Joe Dodge Lodge and Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. Topics and activities include back country clinics, walks with a naturalist in Pinkham Notch and programs every night in July and August at AMC Pinkham Notch Visitors Center. Call AMC for more information: 603-466-2721 ext 8819. Click here for a Summer 2009 program.

Take a Tour Back In Time
: The Mount Washington Hotel offers free tours of this historic hotel, at 10 am and 3 pm to guests and the public. The hotel has been host to countless celebrities, including Thomas Edison, Babe Ruth and three U.S. Presidents, while playing host to the Bretton Arms agreement which celebrates its 65th anniversary this month. Meet for the tour in the Grand Lobby by the grandfather clock.

Playgrounds: North Conway Community Center - The playground includes a water fountain play area and is right 

next door to Schouler Park where you enjoy kite flying, Frisbee or picnicking. On Route 16 in North Conway Village.

Settlers' Green Outlet Village: Let Mom or Dad shop at 60 plus tax-free outlets while the kids enjoy climbing and playing at the playground located near the gazebo. Settlers' Green Outlet Village Plus is located on Route 16 in North Conway in the heart of the shopping district.
 

Watch Fudge Being Made at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: Learn how fudge is made as they fashion a creamy loaf on a traditional marble slab - the old fashioned way, right before your eyes. And of course, everyone gets a free sample. Visit them the White Mountain Outlet Center on Rte, 16 in North Conway.  At the Bavarian Chocolate Haus a local landmark for decades in the Village of North Conway, watch as they make chocolate, truffles and specialty items. 

Weather Discovery Center: You can experience what it felt and sounded like to be atop Mt. Washington when the highest winds (231 mph!) were ever recorded, practice being a meteorologist, or enjoy other hands-on displays explaining the effects of weather.  It's a hands-on science center for kids of all ages, complete with interactive exhibits, computer presentations, and info about the "world's worst weather" atop Mount Washington. Free admission is sponsored by the Mt. Washington Auto Road.  On Main Street, North Conway.

A Spectacular View of Mt Washington Valley: Cathedral Ledge is one of the area's most distinctive landmarks - and you can drive there on a toll-free road. The top of the 1150 high ledge offers an unparalleled vantage point to view the valley below. Look for one of the many rock climbers enjoying this popular climb. Directions: From the light just beyond the Eastern Slope Inn on Rt. 16 in North Conway Village, go left onto River Road. The Cathedral Ledge Road is 1.4 miles along on the left. This 1.7 mile drive to the top ends in a circular turn. Park and walk over to see the view. This is a must-see.

Free Newspapers: The area's daily paper, The Conway Daily Sun, the popular weekly Mountain Ear and the monthly Valley Fun, offer a great deal of information on events and news for the region. All three publications are complimentary and available throughout the area.
 

Massachusetts Wildlife would like to know about any fish kills - REPORTING FISH KILLS

With warm weather warming up lakes and ponds, the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) has already fielded nearly two dozen reports about fish kills discovered in some bodies of water. Half of these calls have come in since the beginning of June. The sight of dead and dying fish along the shores of a favorite lake or pond can be distressing and trigger concerns about pollution. Fish do act as the "canary in the coalmine," so it's natural to think a fish kill is an indicator of a problem with human caused pollution. However, the vast majority of fish kills reported are natural events.

Natural fish kills are generally the result of low oxygen levels, fish diseases or spawning stress. Depletion of dissolved oxygen is one of the most common causes of natural fish kills. As pond temperature increases, water holds less oxygen. During hot summer weather, oxygen levels in shallow, weedy ponds can further decline as plants consume oxygen at night. This results in low early morning oxygen levels that can become critical if levels fall below the requirement of fish survival. In addition to reduced oxygen levels, late spring and early summer is when most warmwater fish species, such as sunfish (bluegill, pumpkinseed, largemouth bass) begin to spawn. At this time, large numbers of these species crowd into the shallow waters along the shore vying for the best spawning sites. These densely crowded areas become susceptible to disease outbreaks, especially as water temperatures increase. The result is an unavoidable natural fish kill, usually consisting of one or two species of fish.

When a caller reports a fish kill, a MassWildlife fisheries biologist determines if the kill is due to pollution or is a natural event. Generally, pollution impacts all kinds of aquatic life, therefore the most important piece of evidence for the biologists is knowing the number of fish species associated with the fish kill.  Fish kills in which only one or two species are involved are almost always a natural event. When it is likely a fish kill is due to pollution, MassWildlife notifies the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). DEP takes the lead on a formal investigation which includes analysis of water and fish samples to determine the source of pollution. MassWildlife provides DEP with technical assistance by identifying the kinds and numbers of fish involved.

To report a fish kill Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, contact Richard Hartley at (508) 389-6330. After normal business hours or on holidays and weekends, call the Fish Kill Pager at (508) 722-9811 or contact the Environmental Police Radio Room at 1-800-632-8075.

In Lieu of Gifts

June 30, 2009 - Troy hands off a couple of bags of donated food to Steve for the Southborough Food Pantry.  Troy recently celebrated a birthday party and asked that guests bring food items for the food pantry.

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Haying Time

June 30, 2009 - One of the few hayfields in town - on Chestnut Hill Farms is readied for haying.

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Buyer

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$827,000.00

3 Joslin Lane

Arndt, Dennis M. and Marya L.

Lin Kimberly, Lin Euger

5/28/2009

$745,000.00

1 Boswell Lane

Kardon, Geoffrey B. & Meryl

Verrilli, John E. & Jennifer L.

5/29/2009

$248,000.00

17 Walnut Drive

Westcott, Dianne M.

Sahlberg Amy F. & Eric S. Jr.

6/5/2009

$510,000.00

68 Charles Court

Klemm, Helmuth & Roswitha

Stamper Walton & Nancy

6/16/2009

$220,000.00

172 Middle Road

Johnson Linda A. & Douglas G.

Finelli, Thomas E. & Karen M.

6/17/2009

$280,000.00

12 Cross Street

Shay, James P. 86-88 Main St

Brudner Alycia, K.

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$238,000.00

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Giacalone, MaryJane B. Tr

Nickles, Farolyn J. & Silva Vanderlei

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Boyden Heidi A., Mark J,

Rubin, Adam

6/30/2009

Emily S. Goll

GOLL, Emily S. 93, died on June 26, 2009 at Equinox Terrace in Manchester, VT. Emily was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania on March 5, 1916. She was the daughter of DuRay and Vera Smith. She married Reverend Harry Eugene Goll in 1967, who at that time was the Rector of Saint Marks Episcopal Church in Southborough MA. They retired to Brewster, MA on Cape Cod in the early 1980s. She was previously married for 30 years to John Mark Storkerson, who died in 1966. Emily always loved art and was an avid painter. She received her training at Carnegie Tech, Chatham College and the Museum School in Boston. She was a member of numerous art associations including the Copley Society, Cape Cod Art Association, the Creative Arts Center, the Cambridge Art Association and the Concord Art Association. She also received a number of awards and prizes and displayed her paintings in various galleries. Among her awards was first prize and best in show at the Cape Cod Art Association. She also won the Scaramelli award and was invited to exhibit at the Massachusetts College of Art. Survivors include her husband Gene Goll of Casco, ME; a son, John Storkerson of New Hartford, CT and London, England, a son, Dr. Peter Storkerson of Champaign, IL, a daughter, Kristine Winnicki of Chester, VT, as well as three stepdaughters, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at Saint Mark's Episcopal Church in Southborough, MA at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to The Cape Cod Art Association, PO Box 85, Barnstable, MA 02630 or to The Alzheimer's Association , 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

Kenneth Bryant Wick Jr.

We Celebrate the Life of Kenneth Bryant Wick Jr.

Kenneth Bryant Wick Jr. is known for his generosity, love of family and passion for life. He touched so many people whose memories of him will live on.

Bryant, 47, will be missed by his family including his mother Dorothy Tremaine Hildt, wife of the late John Hildt. His wife Emily Roberts Wick, sister Dorothy Chapman Wick, son Kenneth Bryant Grady Wick (Grady) , daughter, Sumner Chapman Wick (Chappie) and nephews Wyndsor Wick DePetro, Cleighton Tremaine DePetro, Palmer Alan DePetro with his wife Diana Munz DePetro and daughter Sydney Gabriella DePetro. Bryant also had a many step siblings to include Annie Hildt Geddes, J. Bradley Hildt, David T. Hildt, Daniel T. Hildt and Cary Hildt MathewsBorn on November 22, 1961, Bryant grew up in Gates Mills, OH and attended University School and later graduated from Fay School in Southborough, MA. While at Fay, Bryant played soccer, was a wrestler and enjoyed spending time with friends.

Living in Aspen, Bryant became an accomplished skier; his mastery of the technique turned him into a graceful elegant figure to watch on the slopes. In addition to his love of skiing, Bryant also spent much time perfecting his golf game where he always demonstrated his never failing sense of fair play. His other past times included a love of encouraging his wife and daughter in their pursuits of equestrian success. Bryant followed the horse show circuit up and down the East Coast while supporting Shining Valley Farm, a horse farm that he helped to establish in Medfield, MA. Bryant’s other business success included C&W Residential Restorations which he owned and operated.

For more than 20 years, Bryant has been committed to the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and served as Chairman of the Board at the time of this death. Since its inception, the foundation has been active in efforts to treat Dyslexia, a learning difference that Bryant has fought since his early schooling. As a result of his focus on Dyslexia, Bryant was asked to serve as Board Member of the Hillside School which specializes in children who struggle with this learning difference.

In memory of Bryant and in lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Hillside School, 404 Robin Hill Rd, Marlborough, MA 01752. Contributions may also be made to the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, P.O. Box 314, Novelty, OH 44072. Bryant and the Foundation he served were responsible for preserving a large parcel of land in Hunting Valley.

We cherish Bryant with all of our hearts.

For additional information, directions, full obituary and guestbook, please log online to www.brown-forward.com or www.legacy.com.

St. Mark’s Students Excel in National Language Exams

This spring, in addition to the usual routine of classroom tests, many St. Mark’s students participated in National Language Exams. An impressive number of those students who participated received prizes.

National American Association of Teachers of German Exam
All students in German II and III took part in the National American Association of Teacher of German exam. Students who score at or above the 90th percentile are finalists and compete for a summer study/travel grant in Germany. Students who score above the 80th percentile receive honorable mention. All the St. Mark’s students who participated received percentile scores in the high 80's or better and 10 of the 16 students were finalists.

Anne Marie's Dance Center offers new Adult Classes 2009-2010

Ballet Basics

Thursday mornings 10:15 – 11:15

(8 week session running September 17th – November 5th, 2009)

This class is for adults with little or no ballet experience, or adults that are interested in brushing

up on ballet basics. This class is taught by Annemarie Fairhurst and subject to sufficient

enrollment.

Adult Ballet

Thursday nights 7:45 – 8:45

This is a year long class for adults who have previous ballet training. This class is taught by

Wendy Garland and subject to sufficient enrollment.

Hip Hop Basics

Tuesday afternoons 12:00 – 1:00

(8 week session running September 17th – November 5th, 2009)

This class is for adults with little or no dance experience. Hip hop basics will begin with a

cardiovascular warm-up, strength training and end with a combination to keep your heart rate

pumping. This class is taught by Chrissy Reynolds and subject to sufficient enrollment.

Adult Jazz/Hip Hop

Tuesday nights 8:00 – 9:00

This class is a year long class for adults with some jazz and/or hip hop experience. This class will

flip flop throughout the year between jazz technique and hip hop class. During jazz, adults will

warm up, travel across the floor and learn a combination to be danced center. Hip hop class will

consist of cardiovascular work-out, strength training and a hip hop combination. There is a

possibility to perform at the end of the year recital if interested. This class is taught by Chrissy

Reynolds and subject to sufficient enrollment.

Tap Basics

Thursday Mornings 9:30 – 10:15

(8 week session running September 17th – November 5th, 2009)

This class is for adults with little or no tap experience. Come and learn to tap! Tap terminology

and basic combinations will be taught by Annemarie Fairhurst and subject to sufficient

enrollment.

Adult Tap

Monday nights 8:00 – 8:45

This class is a year long class for adults who have a basic knowledge of tap. There is a possibility

to perform at the end of the year recital if interested. This class is taught by Annemarie

Fairhurst and subject to sufficient enrollment.

Advanced Tap

Wednesday night 8:15 – 9:00

This class is a year-long class for adults who have studied tap for a number or years. Must have

mastered basic tap steps like time steps, pull backs, riffs, turns, etc. There is a possibility to

perform at the end of the year recital if interested. This class is taught by Wendy Garland and is

subject to sufficient enrollment.

 

Storm Clouds Leaving

June 29, 2009 - Setting sun leaves clouds pink with the half moon out.

Memorial Poster

June 29, 2009 -

11 x 17 Dennis Wrenn Musical Tribute Poster - ON SALE 

Photography & Poster Design by Sue Teplansky

$20.00 each  (profits go toward Dennis Wrenn Scholarship Fund)

For more info click here

Celebrate the 4th of July in Massachusetts

Click here for a listing of many events around the Commonwealth

Click the Fireworks display for a list of fireworks around the state

VOLCANIC VISTAS: On June 12th, astronauts onboard the International Space Station watched in amazement as Russia's Sarychev Peak volcano erupted directly beneath their spacecraft. The rare photo they took is a must-see.  An enormous sulfur dioxide plume from the eruption is now circumnavigating the globe at northern latitudes, producing spectacular sunsets for international air travelers. Today's edition of http://spaceweather.com features 3D photos of the eruption from space, satellite movies of the sulfur dioxide plume, and a Mars-like view of the volcanic cloud over the Canadian Arctic.   
 

FAST LANE: Sign Up For Free Transponders
Framingham, Westborough and Charlton Service Plazas

The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority is hosting sign-up events at the Framingham, Westborough and Charlton Service Plazas along the MassPike (I-90) before Fourth of July travel for motorists to receive free transponders for the FAST LANE automated toll service that will be ready for use the following day.

There will be a sign-up at the Framingham Service Plaza located in Framingham on the MassPike westbound (I-90) on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A second sign-up will he held at the Westborough Service Plaza located on the MassPike westbound (I-90 W) on July 1, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Both eastbound and westbound Charlton Service Plazas will host sign-ups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2009.

Since the MassPike's free transponder program began in mid-February, 131,935 transponders have been distributed. The transponder cost motorists $25.95 before the free program began earlier this year.
 

I-90 (MassPike) East and West between Exits 11 and 12 in Hopkinton and Westborough
Nighttime Lane Closures

A paving project will be underway on I-90 (MassPike) East and West between Exits 11 and 12 in Hopkinton and Westborough.

Lane closures will be required Monday, June 29, 2009 through Wednesday, July 1, 2009 eastbound and westbound from 7 AM to 5 PM.

Free Coffee for Safe Driving
July 4th Night

Compliments of McDonalds and Gulf, free coffee will be served to keep motorists alert and safe at the 11 service plazas along the Turnpike on July 4th night into Sunday morning, from 10 pm to 5 am.

Concord-Carlisle Community Chest

AWARDS Grant to Sudbury Valley Trustees

FOR Botanical Inventory at Gowings Swamp in Concord

SUDBURY, MA – The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest has awarded Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) a $ 2,000 grant for a botanical inventory and historical review of Gowing’s Swamp in Concord.  Gowing’s Swamp, named by Thoreau in the mid-1850s in tribute to its owner, is an 8.9 acre wetlands which provides habitat for a diverse range of wildlife.  The significance of this region is described by botanist Ray Angelo: “Unlike any other bog in New England, Gowing’s Swamp found its way into American literature by virtue of significant passages in Thoreau’s Journal.”  It has been visited and studied over the last 160 years by Concord naturalists and literary and historical scholars, and has been the subject of ongoing scientific studies. Over the years, it has also served as an outdoor classroom for local schools, community groups, and environmental organizations. 

As a direct benefit to residents of Concord and the surrounding communities, SVT plans to create interpretive materials and educational programming for this area, located at the heart of a network of trails on Concord’s east side, helping to ensure that this significant land will continue to be valued and maintained for the benefit of future naturalists, historians and outdoor enthusiasts.

Gowing’s Swamp is located in a protected, glaciated hollow on the eastern side of a glacial kame known as Revolutionary Ridge.  A kettle-hole bog, at the southern end of the wetlands, contains specialized plant communities that are rare in southern New England. The health and integrity of the Gowing’s Swamp region, including its bog, surrounding shrub swamp, vernal pools, and woodland borders has remained remarkably intact for thousands of years. 

Documentation of the plant communities in this ecologically unique wetland will provide the basis for subsequent management decisions, long range planning, and educational programming.  Additionally, a botanical inventory will enable SVT to more effectively manage the increasing problem of invasive species along the shoreline and the protection of vulnerable native species within the wetland and woodland complex.

The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, founded in 1947, is committed to strengthening its community by fundraising and giving responsibly to a range of both human service and other organizations that support Concord and Carlisle residents.  This grant comes from the fund in support of environmental initiatives. Since its inception, the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest has been committed to the principle of neighbors helping neighbors.

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

Sudbury Valley Trustees and the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest are proud of this collaboration recognizing the historical and natural importance of this Concord landmark and our mutual commitment to its continued preservation.

If your Organization, Church, School, Camp, Club has an event or activity you would like to see published in the SouthboroughNews Calendar, please send it along to editor@southboroughnews.com

June 28, 2009 - St. Anne's pastor Father Thirb was greeted by many of his parishioners as they bid him farewell.   Fr. Thirb Millott who will be leaving as Pastor of St. Anne Parish at the end of June to go to his new assignment at Christ the King Church in Worcester.  Fr. Garlick will become the new pastor at St. Anne Parish.

Vandalism

June 28, 2009 - This past Saturday workmen mowing the grass found the portable toilet at the Finn School tipped over. As of today it is still tipped over. Recreation officials tried notifying the Handy House company several times Saturday morning Not only did the vandals deny baseball players and their guests a place to use a bathroom if necessary, but by tipping it over also created a potential health hazard.

Saying Goodbye to Father Thirb

June 28, 2009 - Gino Tebaldi and his wife Mary Ann along with his sister Lidia Kiley (middle) get ready to go into the St. Anne's parish hall.

With a Pet Health Tip

 

What Are Ticks? Ticks are external parasites that feed on the blood of unlucky host animals such as our canine companions. Like mites and spiders, ticks are arachnids.

How Are Ticks Transmitted to Dogs? Ticks are most active from spring through fall however, ticks can become active during the live in tall brush or grass, where they may attach to dogs playing on their turf. These parasites prefer to stay close to the head, neck, feet and ear area. In severe infestations, however, they can be found anywhere on a dog’s body. How Do I Know if My Dog Has Ticks? Ticks are visible to the naked eye. During the warmer months, it’s a good idea to check your dog regularly for these parasites. If you do spot a tick, it is important to take care when removing it. Any contact with the tick’s blood can potentially transmit infection to your dog or even to you! Treat the area with rubbing alcohol and pluck the parasite with tweezers, making sure you’ve gotten the biting head and other body parts. Since it may only take a few hours for disease to be transmitted from an attached tick, it is ideal for your dog to be evaluated by a veterinarian soon after any ticks are found.

Are Certain Dogs Prone to Ticks? Ticks can be found all over the world. But dogs who live in warm climates and certain wooded areas of the Northeast, where ticks are particularly prominent, might be more prone due to increased exposure.

What Are the Clinical Signs of Lyme Disease in Dogs?

  • Fever and loss of appetite

  •  Lameness and swollen, painful joints

  •  Swollen lymph nodes

  • Depression

Ticks can also transmit diseases such as Anaplasmosis, Her lichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, all of which can cause serious complications and are potentially fatal without prompt and proper treatment. What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can affect hu-mans, dogs, cats and other mammals. Its primary carrier is the deer tick (Ixodes scapularis), which often feeds on rodents in its early stages. Later, the tick can attach to a dog or human and transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.

What Should I Do if I Think My Dog Has Lyme

Disease? Bring your pet to a veterinarian, who will evaluate your dog for Lyme disease. This includes a physical exam and blood tests. How is Lyme Disease Treated? Your veterinarian can best determine the optimal treat-ment plan for your dog. Canine Lyme disease is most of-ten effectively treated with antibiotics and intravenous fluids. With prompt, proper treatment, your dog’s condi-tion should start to improve within 48 hours. How Can I Prevent Tick Infestation? Many of the same products on the market that treat fleas also kill ticks and protect against future infestation. These topical treatments are especially recommended for those dogs who live in areas with high tick populations. Give Healthy Paws a call to find the best product for your pet.

 

Southborough meetings

June 29 - July 3, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

PLANNING BOARD Agenda June 29 7:00 PM Hearing room Town House
PLANNING BOARD (attending ZAC meeting)
 
July 1 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
POLICE CHIEF SEARCH COMMITTEE July 1 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
ZONING ADVISORY COMMITTEE July 1 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
RECREATION COMMISSION July 2 7:30 PM Recreation office, Highland Street
       

Monday 29

Tuesday 30

Wednesday 1

Thursday 2

Friday 3

8:30 Health Clinic

 

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

Saturday July 4 not open

Library Schedule June 29 - July 3, 2009

Sunday 28 Monday 29 Tuesday 30 Wednesday 1 Thursday 2 Friday 3 Saturday 4
     

Wed., July 1 @ 11:00

All kids are invited to march with us in the

annual

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

to the Town House!

Refreshments provided

     

Click for the Summer Reading Program at the Southborough Library

Peter L. Toohey

 

 

HUDSON Peter L. Toohey, 67, of Hudson, MA, died Sat. June 27, 2009 at UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA. Born in Marlborough, he was the son of the late Frederick C. and Irene A. (Lambert) Toohey, and the husband of Cathie Chapman, of Hudson. Mr. Tooheys career in education began at Marlborough High School, where he taught from 1963-1967. He served as principal at Ellsworth AFB HS in S. Dakota prior to being named Asst. Superintendent of Education for the State of S. Dakota. After returning to MA, he joined the faculty at Boston College, consulted in his field, completed his studies toward a doctorate degree, and in 1982 became Superintendent of the Hudson Public School System. In 1986 he served as Director of Special Needs for the Southbridge Public Schools. At the time of his death he was on the faculty of Framingham State College. Well respected throughout his field, he authored textbooks, taught hundreds of special needs teachers in MA, and was known internationally as a visiting professor. He was an active member of St. Matthewss Parish, Southborough. Besides his wife, he is survived by his sons; John Toohey and his wife Kristin, of Westport, CT and Michael Toohey and his wife Sarah, of Chicago, IL, his daughter; Donna Medina and her husband Helio, of Geneva, IL, his brothers; James Toohey and his wife Joan, of Marlborough, John Toohey and his wife Karel, of Albuquerque, NM, his sister; Mary Cellucci and her husband Richard, of Stow, his stepchildren; Ria and Rianna Chapman, Adam Frost, and Melissa Kabadian,and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his former wives; Carolyn B. Hunt and Shana (OGrady) Frost, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also the brother of the late Frederick C. Toohey and the husband of the late Mary (Kabadian) Toohey. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wed. July 1, at 10:00 in St. Matthews Church, 105 Southville, Rd., Southborough. Burial will follow in St. Michaels Cemetery, Cox St, Hudson. Visiting hrs. will be held on Tue. June 30 from 4-7 in the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.