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July 5, - July 11, 2009

Power of Water

July 10, 2009 - The Sudbury River runs fast and furious over the dam at the MBTA station location.

Full Bloom Flowers

July 10, 2009 - Daisy plants are in full bloom at the Linda Moran garden at the Neary School.

Things to do:

July 13

Southborough Police Junior Police Academy

The Southborough Police 10th annual Junior Police Academy will run through July 17. Applications are available at the Southborough Police Department, the Algonquin Regional High School office and the Trottier Middle School office. Open to ages 12-16 years, the $40 fee includes 2 shirts, a hat, water bottle and trip to Water Country. For more info, contact Office Kevin Landry at (508) 485-2121.

The ABC's of Table Manners

July 14, 2009

Tuesday, 5:00pm to 7:30pm, $100 per child

“Which butter plate is mine?” “How do I cut this? “I don’t know what to say!” Dinnertime brings its share of awkward moments for children. The ABCs of Dining Etiquette will teach children ages 8-11 to be comfortably polite at any table. Topics will include setting a table, handling silverware, cutting meat, restaurant etiquette, and more. Etiquette consultant Janet Parnes, trained by the Protocol School of Washington, will conduct the workshop.

Reservations required and limited to 20 participants. Phone (978) 443-1776 for reservations and more information.

Atwater-Donnelly Folk Duo

July 14, 2009

7pm in the Martha-Mary Chapel

This award-winning duo performs a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry. The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astonishing array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, limberjack, mandolin, harmonica, and more!

Tickets are $14. Special dinner package for $37.95 includes dinner, concert, strawberry shortcake, tax, and gratuity. Reserve by calling 978/443-1776.

July 15

The Willows Summer Concert Series – Westwood Swing Band

The 2009 Summer Concert Series at the Willows at Westborough, 1 Lyman St., continues at 7:15 p.m. rain or shine, with the Westwood Swing Band. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Free parking available across the street at the Hastings School.

July 17

A Year With Frog and Toad, Kids” Performance
“A Year With Frog and Toad, Kids,” based on Arnold Lobel’s award-winning books, is a stage musical about the year-long adventures two friends experience together. It will be presented at 1 p.m. in the auditorium at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham St. The Broadway version was nominated for three Tony awards, including Best Musical. All tickets are $5. To order, call the Arts Alliance at (978) 562-1646. For more info, visit www.upwitharts.org

July 18

Viking Invasion at Higgins Armory Museum

Meet William Short, author of “Viking Weapons & Combat Techniques” from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Higgins Armory Museum, 100 Barber Ave., Worcester. The day will also include “Women in Viking Times” from 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.; “Vikings in Arms!” at 12:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.; “Axe, Sword and Shield!” at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; and a Viking Warrior presentation from 2-2:30 p.m. Programs and events are free with general admission. For more info, call (508) 853-6015 or visit www.higgins.org

July 18

Worcester Tornadoes New Summer Skills Clinics

Following an overwhelming response to their 2009 summer camp offerings, the Worcester Tornadoes have announced that they will host a series of skills clinics this summer. The clinics, taking place from 9 a.m.-noon July 18, Aug. 1 and Aug. 15, will give young players the opportunity to work on baseball fundamentals with Tornadoes players and coaches. Each clinic will be limited to 50 attendees and provide players a unique chance to work closely with players. The clinics will be open to boys and girls ages 6-15 at a cost of $50 per participant. Also included in the cost of the clinic will be two Flex Tickets, allowing the young players to attend a Tornadoes home game with a friend in 2009. More info and registration forms are available at www.worcestertornadoes.com or by calling the Worcester Tornadoes Front Office at (508) 792-2288.

July 18

Devine Kitchens

Kitchen Remodel Seminar at Divine Kitchens

Divine Kitchens, located on Lyman Street in Westborough, will be holding a free design seminar from 10:30 a.m.-noon on “How to save thousands on your kitchen remodel.” Also Aug. 8. For info or to register, call (508) 366-5670 or visit www.divinekitchens.com.

The Heatons: Irish Folk

July 21, 2009

7pm in the Martha-Mary Chapel Matt and Shannon Heaton combine passionate singing and stunning instrumentation using acoustic guitar, bouzouki, and Irish flute. Their appealing show moves from imaginative, traditional-sounding originals to centuries-old Irish ballads that sound modern. Their songs move masterfully from full harmony singing to driving wood flute riffs to lush guitar lines, creating a layered, modern sound. The Boston Globe called their 2006 CD Blue Skies Above, "masterful and inventive."

Tickets are $14. Special dinner package for $37.95 includes dinner, concert, strawberry shortcake, tax, and gratuity. Reserve by calling 978/443-1776

Fisher Kits

July 10, 2009 - Known for their taste for cats, Fisher babes are out for a photograph the other day.

Possible New Public Safety Home?

July 10, 2009 - Southborough Town, Fire and Police are taking an active look at the former High Speed Video building on Route 85 directly across from the DPW.  Southborough needs a new police station and other departments are running out of space.  The building recently came up for lease or sale.  Earlier this year the town had put out an RFP looking for land or buildings to expand or build new the police station.  One huge plus is that if this building were to be purchased it would mean that the south side of town would once again house a fire truck.  The geographical location of this building practically puts it right smack in the center of town.  Currently all fire and police personnel respond from Main Street to incidents south of route 9 and/or the MA pike.  The High Speed Video building is conveniently located near the route 85/9 interchange making for a fast response time in any direction of town.  Fire Station two located at Harrington Court off Southville road has been unmanned now for several years and has only a basic equipped rescue truck in the station.  The station is now shared with the DPW facilities employees.  When an motor vehicle accident occurs on the MA Pike or Route 495, roads become nearly gridlocked along the major town routes and back roads.  Station two has sorely been missed by area residents and has been the topic of a Southborough Forums discussion this month.

Southborough Made Several TV stations

July 10, 2009 - Southborough made several television stations news channels earlier this week.  Many of them did actual nightly news broadcast from various locations in town.  Fox, channel 4 and channel 5 were all here.  The next day they were in Hopkinton for the damage from that storm.  For photos of the storm damage in Hopkinton check out www.hopnews.com

It's Sunny Out and time to Clean that car

Visit Southborough News advertiser Choice Car Wash today and get the car washed by using either the Touch Free System or the Rite Touch System.  Easy to use and very convenient right here in town.  While there drive on over to Southborough Auto Tech and have your car fluids checked or make an appointment for that loud muffler.  Fill up the car's fuel tank for that long weekend trip. It's all here right in Southborough on Route 30/Boston Road.


Sports and Recreation

Caged Batter

July 10, 2009 - Batting practice in the cage.

Getting there First

July 10, 2009 - A Summer league player makes it to first at last nights' game.


July 9, 2009 - Sunshine illuminates a building along Route 9, Southborough. Still waters holds a near mirror image.

Things to Do

Friday July 10

Robotics Team Workshop at MPL

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a real robot? Then join Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St., from 3-4 p.m. as Team 190 Robotics Team from the Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Sciences at WPI shows their award-winning robot, Gompei, the Cobra-Goat. They will begin with a team-run demo/discussion then allow participants to ask questions and invite them to operate the robot on increasingly challenging maneuvers. This program is intended for children ages 6 to 12. Registration is required and is limited to 16 children. To register or for info, call the Children's Room at (508) 624-6902.

Southborough Blood Drive

St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd. (Route 30), Southborough, will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive from 2-7 p.m. All donors will receive a free Red Cross t-shirt and a coupon for a free carton of Friendly’s Ice Cream, as well as be entered into a drawing for Red Sox tickets. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome. For info or an appointment, call (800) 448-3543 or visit www.givelife.org

            2009 Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant at The Hanover Theatre, 570 Main St., Worcester, will hosting the 2009 Miss Massachusetts Scholarship         Pageant at 7 p.m. (also July 11). Tickets: $27-$37. Visit www.thehanovertheatre.org for more info.

Saturday July 11

Tower Hill “Golden Anniversary” Lily Show

Enjoy hundreds of lily flowers at the 50th Annual Lily Show, presented by the New England Lily Society through July 12 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., Boylston. Visitors will find new hybrids and may discover a favorite variety among those on display. The New England Society of Botanical Artists will display botanical drawings of lilies and there will also be educational displays, a staffed membership table with helpful hints, book sales, and other related information. For a schedule of events, visit www.towerhillbg.org. Free with admission, which is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for youth aged 6-18; members and children under 6 are admitted free.

Customer Appreciation Day at Green Thumb

The Green Thumb Garden Center, Route 9 west in Westborough, will be celebrating a Customer Appreciation Day with live music (from 5-9 p.m.), moonwalk, clowns, face painting, cotton candy, food and drinks, raffles, games and more. Green Thumb is open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. seven days a week.

Tatnuck Live Music Series – A to Z

The free Live Music Series at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough, continues at 6:30 p.m. with A to Z, the music of Rich Arsenault and Ed Zaloom. For more info, call (508) 366-4959 or visit www.tatnuck.com.

Wildlife Volunteer Day - Monarch Larva Monitoring

Become a citizen scientist and contribute to a national study of the monarch butterfly population. Participants will search Worcester’s Broad Meadow Brook butterfly garden from 10 a.m.-noon for monarchs in their miniature forms and be trained to recognize the monarch’s life cycle stages, as well as record findings. Supplies will be provided and volunteers will aid in conserving monarchs and their threatened migratory phenomenon. For ages 8 and older. For more info and to register, call (508) 753-6087. Free.

Still Here

July 9, 2009 - Hail from yesterday still remains in our garden this afternoon.

Soda or Chips

July 9, 2009 - The food booth at Mooney Field is very well manned tonight.

Speed Bump

July 9, 2009 - This deer takes her sweet time crossing Parkerville Road this evening.

Dorothy Dottie Knight



SOUTHBOROUGH Dorothy M. Dottie (Smith) Knight, 91, of Bath, ME and formerly of Scottsdale and Southborough, died at her home on Wednesday, July 1, 2009. She was married for 60 years to Charles W. Bill Knight, who preceded her in death in 2003. Dottie was a graduate of Natick High School and attended Burdett College. She lived in Southborough while they raised their three sons, then moved to Scottsdale, AZ. Dottie was always wearing shorts and could be seen driving her Baja bug through the streets of Scottsdale. She enjoyed the desert, rock hounding and was active in her community. She was forever ready to help out a friend. In 1995, she moved to Maine, where she continued to wear shorts year round. While she was in Maine she was an active member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Bath and was a regular volunteer at Respite Care of New Brunswick, when Bill attended day care activities and then continued to volunteer, helping older people by providing games and skits in seasonal costumes. Her greatest joy however, was spending time with Bill and her large family. She leaves her three sons: Bill Knight, wife Le, of Carefree, AZ; Bob Knight, wife Nancy, of Durham, Me; Jim Knight, wife Patty, of Bath, Me; her siblings, Bill Smith, Mary Demers, Al Smith, John Smith, Dick Smith, Jean Stybe, and Brenda Gaffney; In addition there are ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, July 11, at 10 AM at St. Matthew Church, Highland St., Southborough, burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough. Memorial contributions may be sent to Respite Care, PO Box 402 Brunswick, ME 04011. Arrangements are under the direction of Morris Funeral Home (www.morrisfuneralparlor.com)Southborough.

Virginia (McMaster) DesRochers



MARLBOROUGH Virginia (McMaster) DesRochers, 97, of Marlborough, died Tue. July 6, 2009 at Bolton Manor Nursing and Rehabilitaion Center, Marlborough. Born in Southborough, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Charlotte(Lincoln ) McMaster, and the wife of the late Roland S. DesRochers, who died in 1992. She was a graduate of Peters High School, Southborough and a member of the Pilgrim Church, Southborough. She is survived by her son; Robert A. DesRochers and his wife Gail, of Westford, MA, her daughter in law; Eileen ( DesRochers) Ahern, of Marlborough, her grandchildren; Kristen DesRochers, of Marlborough, Cherie Lepenske, of Seattle, WA, Jayson DesRochers, of Brentwood, NH, Andrew DesRochers, of Westford, several nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Roland L.DesRochers, grandmother of the late Matthew DesRochers and the sister of the late Austin McMaster, Edith Ward and Charlotte Sears. Visiting hrs. will be held on Fri. July 10 from 9:30 am to at 11:00 am in the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, Rte 85, Southborough, MA.

David F. Schnare



David F. Schnare, 88, died Monday, July 6, 2009 at Oak Knoll Healthcare Center in Framingham following an illness. David was predeceased by his wife, Louise (Rice) Schnare, who died in 1999.

He is survived by his sons, G. Thomas Schnare of West Brookfield and Curt Schnare of Wilton, NH; four grandsons, Nicholas and Justin Schnare of VA and Lucas and Rudy Schnare of Wilton, NH; two great-grandchildren, Alexandria and Nathan Schnare of VA; two nephews, Barry Hackett of Westborough and Clifford Bosse of Northborough; five nieces, Lynne Parker of Ashland, Lorie Bowness of Northborough, Jan Casey of Sudbury, Paula Moynihan of Westborough and Doreen Devlin of Hubbardston. Born in Shrewsbury and raised in Northborough, he was the son of the late Thomas F. and Bertha (Willette) Schnare.

Dave was a veteran who served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII.

Dave graduated Northborough High School in 1939. He worked for New England Telephone Co. in Marlborough as a Service Center Foreman for over 30 years before retiring. Dave was a life member of the VFW. He was a member of the United Brethren Masonic Lodge in Marlborough; The Aleppo Shrine and was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Scottish Rite. Dave was past Master of St. Bernard's Masonic Lodge in Southborough and past District Deputy Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. He also was a life member of the former Northborough Grange. An avid bowler, Dave was past President of the Greater Boston Ten Pin Bowling Association and was named to the Massachusetts Ten Pin Bowling Hall of Fame. He was a long time member of Marlborough Country Club, as well as past President of the Southborough Rotary Club. Dave also served as Chairman of the Marlborough Blood Bank Chapter of the American Red Cross.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street (Rte. 20) Northborough. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Friday, July 10, 2009 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Hays Funeral Home with a Masonic Service at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104-2396. For online condolences or directions please visit:


Sports and Recreation

Dry Day for Tennis

July 9, 2009 - A rare dry non rainy day brings out the athletes.

Getting on Base

July 9, 2009 - Just happy to make it to third base during the Southborough Summer league 10 year old competition.

And the Weather of the Day is....

July 8, 2009 - Today started out just like any of the other days this spring/summer. Cloudy, a little sun and than bam the thunderstorms and rains come along again. This time besides a severe thunderstorm warning a tornado warning had been issued.  Weather professionals are calling the wind damage in the Fruit Street/Saddle Hill area of Hopkinton and Westborough a severe super cell microburst.  Above photo is hail at Southville Road at the Westborough town line.

"Snow Train"

July 8, 2009 - The MBTA commuter rail rolls through town about an hour after the severe thunderstorm had hit.

Beginning on July 14th hours the Veterans Agent will be open are every Tuesday from 4 -6 PM

WHAT'S FOLLOWING THE ISS? Sky watchers are reporting a "mysterious satellite" following the International Space Station (ISS). It trails the ISS by about one minute, relatively faint, but definitely there. Mystery solved: The follower is Progress 33, a Russian supply ship. On July 12th, it will come within meters of the space station to test a new automated docking system. Check the Simple Satellite Tracker for flyby times and get two spaceships for the price of one: http://spaceweather.com/flybys

BLUE MOON OVER IRAN: Blue moons are not a myth.  This week, sky watchers in Iran have seen them appear in the night sky.  The full Moon is turning blue because of a major dust storm blowing across the Middle East. Today's edition of http://spaceweather.com features space-based images of the behemoth storm, the blue moons it is causing, and an explanation of the phenomenon.

SUNSPOT UPDATE:  The first big sunspot of new Solar Cycle 24 is growing again.  So far, sunspot 1024 poses no threat for major eruptions, but it is a big, photogenic target for backyard solar telescopes. Readers who would like instant notification of solar flares and geomagnetic storms can get them by signing up for Space Weather PHONE: http://spaceweatherphone.com .

Virginia (McMaster) DesRochers



MARLBOROUGH Virginia (McMaster) DesRochers, 97, of Marlborough, died Tue. July 6, 2009 at Bolton Manor Nursing and Rehabilitaion Center, Marlborough. Born in Southborough, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Charlotte(Lincoln ) McMaster, and the wife of the late Roland S. DesRochers, who died in 1992. She was a graduate of Peters High School, Southborough and a member of the Pilgrim Church, Southborough. She is survived by her son; Robert A. DesRochers and his wife Gail, of Westford, MA, her daughter in law; Eileen ( DesRochers) Ahern, of Marlborough, her grandchildren; Kristen DesRochers, of Marlborough, Cherie Lepenske, of Seattle, WA, Jayson DesRochers, of Brentwood, NH, Andrew DesRochers, of Westford, several nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Roland L.DesRochers, grandmother of the late Matthew DesRochers and the sister of the late Austin McMaster, Edith Ward and Charlotte Sears. Visiting hrs. will be held on Fri. July 10 from 9:30 am to at 11:00 am in the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, Rte 85, Southborough, MA.

TD Garden Golden Ticket Contest

On July 16 the TD Banknorth Garden will become the TD Garden and you can win big.

click here for more information


Backyard Boating

July 8, 2009 - Wood St. after yesterday's deluge.  Wood St. residents Jean Anderson, Debbie Costine and Wilson the cat survey Debbie's back yard.  The Sudbury River has been rising steadily with every rainstorm. (contributed photo)

Helping Hand

July 8, 2009 - Cliff Templeman offers assistance to the Fitzgerald's General Store employee who is trying to unclog the drain in yesterdays deluge.

MR logo              Memory Ride Video

Register today! Memory Ride
July 25th, 2009 in Devens, MA 

choose your distance
A.J. Burnett

 Max Lane 

Riding for Dad
People get involved with Memory Ride for many reasons.  Click here to read Jim Wessler's story.
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Former Patriots greats Ted Johnson and Max Lane, and FOX25 Meteorologist A.J. Burnett will be teaming up at this year's ride to tackle the 25-mile route.  You can even join their team - just look for the "Soxology" team when you register!
It's not too late to register to ride or volunteer at this year's Memory Ride taking place in Devens, MA in just over two weeks!
There's 4 options for riders to choose from.  Experienced riders will enjoy the 62, 100 or 125 mile ride. If you are new to biking and are looking for a first-time challenge sign up for the 25 mile option.   Register Here 
MRWe are also in need of volunteers for the ride!  We especially need Nurses and EMTs to help on the day of the ride, and volunteers to help with cleanup on Saturday afternoon. Click on the rider logo for more information.
We hope to see you there!
Riders, Volunteers, Friends, Families, Supporters
Everyone Can Join the FREE Fun at Memory Ride
Kites Over New England
Massage Stations
Redbones BBQ
East Elite Cheerleaders
For kids: Face Painting & Moonwalk
Powerade Samples



Forest Futures Visioning Process

Public Invited

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is inviting interested sportsmen and women, foresters, land trust and watershed association members and other conservationists who care about state forests to participate in their Forest Futures Visioning Process at a two-part public forum in the Berkshires on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, from 3:45 – 8:30 p.m. The first part of the forum will be a Walk-in-the-Woods at Savoy State Forest. The second part of the forum will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Mass. College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. If you plan to join DCR for the Public Forum on July 14, please RSVP to MODR@umb.edu.

4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.    Walk-in-the-Woods, Savoy Mountain State Forest

DCR State Lands Manager Bill Hill will lead the group to several locations at the Savoy Mountain State Forest to discuss and view examples of the forest conditions, management practices, and recreational uses of some of our state lands.  Interested participants will meet at the MassWildlife Moran Wildlife Management Area, which will serve as a staging area for car pooling to the State Forest, located 9/10 mile north of the junction of Rte. 9 and Rt. 8A (Savoy Rd) on the left-hand side. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.  If possible, please car pool to the staging area.

5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.   Travel to Mass. College of Liberal Arts, North Adams

Forum Location: Murdoch Hall, Sammer Dennis Room on 375 Church Street, North Adams.  Directions: http://www.mcla.edu/Admissions/visiting_mcla/directions/

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   Public Forum (Light Food and Refreshments Available)

Please join the DCR public forum designed to elicit feedback on public values, goals, and concerns about the management of DCR forest lands.   The program will begin with approximately a half-hour of presentations that will provide an overview of the Forest Futures Visioning Process, basic facts about forests, and key issues.  DCR will collect questions for the subject experts and presenters and answer as many as time allows.  Then, working in small groups, there will be an hour of organized discussion.  The groups will report back to the group at large about what is important about Massachusetts forestlands, from their perspective.   

Sail Boston 2009

The Ships

The Schedule

Inundated Again!!

July 7, 2009 - Motorists traveling route 30 between Parkerville Road and Deerfoot Road were met by running water. Below photo the yard across from Parkerville Road.

Waterlogged Library

July 7, 2009 - The Southborough Library sustained severe water damage this afternoon on the entire lower level.  Luckily a great staff saved many of the books by moving them to higher shelving as the water rushed in.  The children's library will be closed indefinitely.  The staff at the library is unsure if and when the upper library can reopen.


July 7, 2009 - Motorists that tried to go through "Lake Cumberland Farms" at Flanders Road, Westborough were stopped in their tracks.  Traffic including me the photographer were rerouted up Washington Street which soon closed due to erosion and power lines down.  Over a thousand Southborough residents lost power.

Out of Power

July 7, 2009 - Traffic had to be directed by Southborough police at the intersection of route 85 and Southville Road during the power outage.

In for a Landing

July 7, 2009 - A dragon fly lands in the Neary Skating pond earlier this week in sunshine.


July 7, 2009 - The view from White Bagley toward McNeil Drive.

Morning View

July 6, 2009 - Following a beautiful morning this balloon was spotted along route 9 and attempting to land at Greenhill Park in Worcester.

Selectmen seeking volunteers for Payment in Lieu of Taxes committee - contact the Selectmen's office for information.

PILOT programs are set up in towns to negotiate compensation from non profit or exempt land owners instead of actual taxes.  For instance in Southborough we have the Center for Children, Fay School, St. Mark's School, Harvard Primate and book depository and a few others.  Times are tough and this is an important committee to assist with the direction the town would like to handle these properties that are off the tax rolls but still utilize town services.

Gertrude B. Spector



MARLBOROUGH Gertrude B. (Freedman) Spector, 81, of Marlborough, died Thu., July 2, 2009 at Marlborough Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Cohen) Freedman and the wife of Leon Spector of Marlborough, to whom she had been married for the past 57 yrs. A travel agent, Mrs. Spector, with her husband, owned and operated Town and Country Travel, Boston, MA, until retiring in the mid 1990s. A former resident of Southborough, she was an active member of the community and a longtime member and former president of the Southborough Friends of the Library. Besides her husband, she is survived by her son, Mark Spector and his wife Carol, of Southborough, her daughter, Dana Walters and her husband Steve, of Marlborough, her brother, Earl Freedman of SC, her sisters, Selma Freedman of MD, and Estelle Freedman of CA, and her grandson, Phillip Spector of Southborough. A graveside service will be held on Tue. July 7, at 11:30 am in Rural Cemetery, Rte. 85, Southborough, MA. Arrangements are under the direction of the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.


Southborough meetings

July 6 - July 10, 2009





July 7 6:30 PM Hearing room Town House
July 7 7:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
CERT July 7 6:00 PM Memorial Hall Fire Station
COUNCIL ON AGING July 8 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall

Monday 6

Tuesday 7

Wednesday 8

Thursday 9

Friday 10


8:30 walking group

9:30 Pool 8:30 Health Clinic


9:30 Cribbage 9:30 Tai Chi      

10:00 Bocce

  9:30  Mah Jongg  

12:00 Pitch

  10:00 Bocce 10:00 WII Fitness
  12:00 Ping Pong   12:30 Pitch  
      1:00 PM bridge  


2:00 PM Fitness    

Senior Center open 9:00 AM - 12 noon Saturdays

Library Schedule July 5 - July 11, 2009

Sunday 5 Monday 6 Tuesday 7 Wednesday 8 Thursday 9 Friday 10 Saturday 11




visits the library

for stories &


11:00 am


Pajama Story Time

7:00 pm

6:00 pm Foreign

Film Discussion



Drop-in craft day

10 - 5


Library is closed

Saturdays in July

and August


Click for the Summer Reading Program at the Southborough Library


BOSTON, MA, July 6, 2009 -- A representative from the New England Regional Peace Corps office will hold an informational meeting at the Southborough Public Library on Thursday, July 23, 2009.  The session, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m.

Recruiter and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Daniel Birdsall (Ecuador, 2004-06) will provide information about serving as a Volunteer and answer questions about the Peace Corps application process. 


Peace Corps Information Meeting

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Southborough Public Library

25 Main Street

Southborough, MA

6:30 p.m.


Latest Peace Corps Statistics:

  • As the Peace Corps approaches its 50th anniversary, its service legacy continues to promote peace and friendship around the world.  Interest in the Peace Corps is high, and applications to serve have increased 16 percent this past year, the largest boost in the last five years.

  • Historically, over 195,000 Volunteers – including 7,448 from Massachusetts – have helped promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of the 139 countries in which they have served. 

  • Currently, 7,876 Peace Corps Volunteers are serving in 76 countries; 217 of the currently serving Volunteers are from Massachusetts.

  • Today, 5.4 percent of Peace Corps Volunteers are age 50 or older.  Volunteers over the age of 50 are serving in 58 of the 76 Peace Corps countries.

  • Peace Corps is a 27 month, overseas, all expenses paid volunteer experience that will provide you with personal and professional growth.  Approximately 4,000 new Volunteers are needed each year to join a rolling total of about 8,000 who work in a variety of areas, including in youth and community development, education, health, business, information technology, agriculture, and environment

  • Peace Corps Volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age.

  • To learn more about the Peace Corps, please visit our website: www.peacecorps.gov.


Northern New England begins to ban Firewood from Massachusetts

State officials from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont along with National Forest Service personnel have have begun public service announcements to educate people not to bring in firewood, especially from Worcester County. Meanwhile in Massachusetts officials warn residents to be on the alert for the beetle and not to move firewood outside of the quarantine area.  Worcester County is now notorious for the Asian Long Horned beetle which has been found in Worcester in August 2008.  The quarantine extends to Holden, West Boylston, Boylston and Shrewsbury.  There are several look alike bugs that have had officials scattered over Massachusetts to check to see if there is indeed A L Beetles outside of the immediate Worcester area.  To date they have only been found in the above mentioned communities.  If you think you have seen the beetle or have an infested tree you should notify the USDA/DCR office at 866-702-9938.

Click here for Vermont Restrictions    Click here for New Hampshire Restrictions

    Click here for Maine Restrictions   USDA Asian Long Horned Beetle site

Massachusetts Asian Long Horned Beetle info  National Forest Service

Another Massachusetts site   Printable Pest Alert poster  Lookalikes

Below photos from Worcester, Massachusetts 2009 Beetle eradication program.

egg sites and exit holes in birch

Larvae in wood

exit holes and egg sites on branch

tree removal Worcester 2009

More damage from tunneling larvae

major damage to tree from egg sites and exit holes

egg sites

frass or sawdust like material being eliminated out of a hole by active larvae

infested firewood

inside the larvae tunnels in a split piece of wood


Sports and Recreation

Land in Littleton Protected by Sudbury Valley Trustees, Town of Littleton, and Littleton Conservation Trust

Fifty-three acres of ecologically significant land in Littleton has been permanently preserved as open space and agricultural land by the Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) and the Town of Littleton, with the assistance of the Littleton Conservation Trust.

The George and Lucy Yapp Conservation Land on Newtown Road was purchased by the town on June 29th. A permanent conservation restriction was granted to Sudbury Valley Trustees.

“This parcel has been a high priority for SVT and the Town of Littleton, not only because of its size and importance as wildlife habitat, but also because of it’s adjacency to other conservation land,” commented Christa Collins, SVT’s Director of Land Protection.

Littleton residents voted nearly unanimously to approve the $930,000 purchase at Annual Town Meeting on May 4th, using a combination of Community Preservation Funds, other town open space funds, and a $500,000 state LAND grant.

Keith Bergman, Littleton Town Administrator, acknowledged his appreciation to all those who contributed to this success: “We are grateful to the voters of the Town of Littleton for their support of this latest open space land acquisition, and to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for its half-million-dollar grant award. We are delighted to partner with the Sudbury Valley Trustees in permanently preserving this important 53.6-acre property.”

 The George and Lucy Yapp Conservation Land will be open to the public for passive recreation activities. A small parking area has been established on Newtown Road, which provides access to a network of trails that links to adjacent conservation property owned by the Town and by Littleton Conservation Trust.