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August 2, - August 8, 2009

Southborough's New Ambulance

August 8, 2009 - The Town of Southborough took delivery of a 2009 Ford/Horton Ambulance from Greenwood Emergency Vehicles on August 5th. The new ambulance (Ambulance 28) will replace the 1999 International/Road Rescue currently in service. Funds were appropriated at the 2008 Annual Town Meeting.

The ambulance features a Ford F-450 series chassis and many safety features for EMTs and patients.

The vehicle will be placed in service in the near future after the radio and other equipment is transferred from the old Ambulance 28 to the new one.

The New Booking Room

August 8, 2009 - The Southborough Police Department got a little bit of a make over with a new booking room, administrator office and interview room.  The police station is still in dire need of a new building to bring it up to the twenty-first century.

Lil" Fire Fighter

August 8, 2009 - Getting ready to head home after a day of dressing up as a firefighter and visiting the fire station.

Fourth Annual Intertribal Powwow

 September 19 & 20, 2009 

For 2009, Sweetwilliam Farm is proud to have Native Directions be a part of Fourth Annual Intertribal Powwow.  All proceeds will be going to this wonderful non-profit organization.  Please visit their website at

The weekend is filled with Native American Tradition; Drumming, Dancing, Singing, Regalia, Story Telling, Flute Playing, Food, Genuine Native Gifts & Craft Vendors, Traders. During the day there is a blanket dance, pumpkin dance for the kids, and other dances in which the general public may dance too!

This is open to the public.  Groups are are welcome.                        

Schedule (same for both days):
10:00am = Vendors open for business
11:00am - noon = Native American Story Telling, Hoop Dancing, Flute Concert
noon ish = Grand Entry, traditional opening ceremony
2:00pm ish = drums take lunch; Native American Story Telling, Hoop Dancing, Flute Concert
4:00pm  (ish) Closing Ceremony
5:00pm - Vendors close for business


Saturday = 10am- 5pm
Sunday = 10am - 5pm
Parking = $5.00 per car
Please note, most vendors accept cash only, some do take credit cards...

The 2009 Powwow will be held at the store lot.  Please follow the posted signs to designated parking areas in the back of the farm.

August Sun on Cattails

August 7, 2009 - It seems as cattails are appearing everywhere this year.  This group is found around the Neary school parking lot.

August 7, 2009

Dear Friends of the Southborough Police Association,

On August 1st and 2nd, Detective Meredith Lobur and I bicycled over 165 miles from Wellesley to Provincetown as part of the 30th Pan Mass Challenge.

The Pan Mass Challenge is the largest athletic fundraiser in the world with all the monies raised going directly to Dana Farber and The Jimmy Fund.  This year alone, over 30 million dollars were raised to aid in the fight against cancer.

The Association sponsorship allowed us to ride as part of the Mass Chief’s Team:  “Billy’s Posse.”  Our team rode in honor of Chief William Webber and the money raised was donated in his memory.  It was important that our department was represented among the Mass Chief’s Team and was a wonderful tribute to Chief Webber.

The ride was a huge commitment in many ways, but well worth the effort, as many thanks and support from survivors, well wishers and contributors bolstered us along the way.  The PMC Sponsorship was a large part of our fundraising effort this year and brought in a great number of donations, specifically dedicated to the PMC ride in memory of all those who have/are struggling with cancer.

Again, thank you for your support of this worthy cause.


 Jane Moran

Interim Chief of Police 

Truck Fire

August 7, 2009 - Fire destroys pick-up truck on Central Street at CSX rail crossing

Fire destroyed a pick-up truck on Central Street during the afternoon of August 7, 2009. The owner of the truck was traveling south on Central Street when he smelled smoke and noticed flames coming from the truck's bed. He pulled over and tried unsuccessfully to extinguish the fire.

It took firefighters approximately five minutes to knock the fire down, and another 30 or so minutes to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.

No injuries were reported. Central Street was closed for approximately 30 minutes.

The fire is currently under investigation. (contributed photos).

John F. MacDonald



CAPE CORAL, FL John F. MacDonald, 68, of Cape Coral, Florida, formerly a longtime resident of Southborough, died on Sunday August 2, 2009 at the Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida. He was the husband of Jean M. (Gruppi) MacDonald. Arrangements under the direction of the Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham are incomplete at the present time and will be announced at a later date.

The Kings of Rock & The King of Pop Together

The Kings of Rock & The King of Pop Together


SHOW TIMES:August 2009
08/21 (8:00 pm)


DESCRIPTION:Get ready to rock 'n roll during this electrifying tribute to Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley & Jerry Lee Lewis...for one show only! The Kings & The Killer is one of the best tribute shows you'll ever see!

Starring Leo Days (2008 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Finalist), Doug Church ("The Voice of Elvis"),  Lance Lipinsky (the essence and energy of the young Jerry Lee), and Kenny Wizz (direct from Las Vegas: "Forever Michael - The Legacy"), The Kings & The Killer are also backed by a dynamite live band.

Leo Days was a Top 10 Finalist in the 2008 Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and the 1998 Champion of the Collingwood Elvis Festival Contest. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Michigan, Leo became an avid Elvis fan at the age of three and grew up listening to Elvis, watching his movies, and, as a teenager, started studying anything and everything he could about Elvis--his moves, mannerisms and, of course, his music.

Leo is a versatile performer and one of the few Elvis Tribute Artists who performs all three eras of Elvis--from the rock 'n' roll '50s, to the sexy black leather '60s, to the Vegas and concert years of the '70s.

For the past 12 years, Leo has been thrilling audiences in casinos, theaters, festivals, on cruises, and at corporate events and often tours overseas to such countries as Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Germany, and France where he performed for an entire month in Paris. When he's not touring the world, Leo resides in Las Vegas where he is one of today's most sought out Elvis Tribute Artists.

Doug Church ("The Voice of Elvis") began his Elvis career in the U.S. Air Force in 1983 while competing against hundreds of other contestants and winning annual talent contests. He defeated the best entertainers from many bases in the European and U.S. Air Force commands, and in four years, he collected 11 first place trophies for his well-developed likeness to Elvis.

After leaving the Air Force in 1987, Doug continued his act around the Midwest, and in 1990, he competed for the first time in the fourth annual Worldwide Elvis Impersonator Contest in Memphis, Tennessee, and took home the second place prize. The following year, Doug returned to Memphis to capture the first place crown as "The World's Best Elvis Impersonator." In 1993, after a successful audition with Legends In Concert he started touring the country and the world.

Doug has performed in such exotic locations as: Bangkok, Hong Kong, Aruba, The Bahamas, Moscow, France, The United Kingdom, and Denmark. In 1999, Doug starred in and performed soundtrack vocals for the award-winning documentary film "Almost Elvis."

Every now and then there's a tribute act that's so good people can't help but notice the person behind the persona-lurking somewhere beyond the make-up, costume and over-the-top haircut. Twenty something Lance Lipinsky is one of those lurkers, and for him to come out from behind his target character is really saying something because Lipinsky takes on one of the wilder entertainers out there, as the piano Rock pioneer, Jerry Lee Lewis.

With many tribute artists, audience members leave either saying things like "he really sounded like so and so." With Lipinsky, audiences are wondering and wanting to know "Jerry Lee Lewis or no, who is that guy?" Lance grew up in Wimberley, Texas, just an hour from Austin, the live music capitol of the world, and by 15, he was a gifted guitarist. But when he discovered Jerry Lee Lewis, piano soon became his main instrument. After moving to Las Vegas at 17, Lance created one of the best and most talked about Jerry Lee Lewis tributes later dazzling audiences across the USA, and in Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan with his high energy piano playing and fantastic showmanship.

Kenny Wizz was born in Los Angeles, California. He grew up listening R&B , Soul and Pop music.

At the age of fourteen, Kenny performed street dancing with his friends for a few years. As Kenny approached twenty years old, Michael Jackson reached the peak of his career with the release of the “Thriller” album. At that time, Kenny was told by many people that he had a strong resemblance to Michael Jackson. Through an agent, Kenny was soon making TV appearances, commercials and personal appearances.

During his early twenties, Kenny started performing in shows in California. He was then approached by the producer of “LaCage” where he performed in Atlantic City. He captivated audiences on a nightly basis where and had the chance to perfect his act.

Kenny was then approached other producers overseas where he performed in shows throughout Europe and Asia.

When he arrived back in the states, he was signed to a contract for eleven years as the tribute to Michael Jackson in Las Vegas in the show “Splash” at the Riviera Hotel and Casino.

Today, Kenny Wizz lives in Las Vegas and is known to be one of the best Michael Jackson tribute artist. He performs in the US and overseas.

This is one show you don’t want to miss…

Call the box office at 877.571.7469 for information on member, group, student, senior and WOO discounts.

Ticket Prices: $20-$47.50; discounts available
Note: Click here for ticketing and restoration fee information

August 6, 2009 - Riding for the late Chief William Webber, Chief Jane Moran's and Det. Meredith Lobur rode in the PMC Challenge last weekend.  They raised money for cancer research and completed 160 miles from Wellesley to Provincetown.  (Contributed photos)


Whole Foods Market of Framingham and Wayland present Sudbury Valley Trustees with a check following 5% day donation

August 6, 2009 - On Wednesday August 5, Whole Foods Market Marketing Team Leaders Pirjo Silen of Framingham and Rodney Poles of Wayland presented Sudbury Valley Trustees with a check for $6,010.  This represents proceeds from Whole Foods Market successful 5% day donation program. 

Back on June 23, Whole Foods Market in both Framingham and Wayland showed their community support of SVT by donating 5% of all sales to SVT in support of SVT’s conservation work in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin.  SVT spread the word to its 3,300 members in the region to complete a successful fundraiser in both stores. 

Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat.  Currently, SVT is responsible for the protection and care of over 100 properties totaling 3,600 acres of diverse conservation lands that include wetlands, sensitive habitats, trails and other open spaces including major sanctuaries.

Whole Foods Market is the world's largest retailer of natural and organic foods, with stores throughout North America and the United States.

(Picture attached.  Pictured from left to right are Ron McAdow, SVT Executive Director, Michael Sanders, SVT Director of Membership, Pirjo Silen, Marketing Team Leader, Whole Foods Market, Framingham, and Rodney Poles, Marketing Team Leader, Whole Foods Market, Wayland.

Barry Cameron



MILFORD -- Barry Cameron, 68, died Aug. 3, 2009, while vacationing in Pittsburg.

He was born in Boston, Sept. 28, 1940, to William and Olive (Allen) Cameron. He was raised and educated in Southborough and Roslindale, Mass., and made his home in Milford for the past 40 years.

He had been employed by Anheuser-Busch Company in Merrimack for 30 years and retired in 2000 as shop steward.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and especially spending time with his family.

He was a 38-year member of Benevolent Lodge 7 F & AM, Milford and a member of Teamsters Local 633 for 30 years.

He was a loving husband, a devoted father and grandfather.

IN HIS LIFE: Mr. Cameron was predeceased by a brother, Roger S. Cameron.

Family members include his wife of 46 years, Leslie (Mercer) Cameron of Milford; two sons and daughters-in-law, John H. and Sheila Kinsman of Troy, and Daniel and Sherry Cameron of Milford; a daughter, Laura J. Cameron of Manchester; five grandchildren, Michael R. Ellis, Brandon J. Ellis, Brianna L. Ellis, Aaron F. Layfield and Corrin Layfield; a brother and sister-in-law, Kurt J. and Debra Cameron of Nashua; a niece, Stacie Demetropoulos; three nephews, Justin A. Cameron, David Cameron and Matthew Cameron; and his faithful canine companion, Louie.

SERVICES: Visiting hours are Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. in Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A Masonic service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua 03064-8109.

For more information, go to www.smith-heald.com.

Savor MA Culinary Tourism Initiative and MA Wine and Cheese Trails Announced!

Earlier this month, DAR's "MassGrown and Fresher" and the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) hosted a kick off of thesavor mass logo new culinary tourism initiative: Savor Massachusetts that included the new Massachusetts Wine and Cheese Trails at Nashoba Valley Winery, Bolton.

"Savor Massachusetts is one of our newest Massachusetts Grown and Fresher Programs and a natural extension of our efforts to promote agri-tourism throughout our Commonwealth,” said DAR Commissioner Scott Soares. “I invite residents and visitors to the Bay State to celebrate and enjoy Massachusetts farms, farm products, and festivals - one taste at a time."

“The local farm to table industry is a vital part of the Commonwealth’s appeal” said Betsy Wall, executive director Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, “and a rising interest among visitors looking for fresh and unique culinary experiences.”

Culinary tourism is a growing industry that helps tourists plan trips based on what and where they want to eat. The emerging niche market helps develop and promote local food and drink as the main attractions for culinary travelers, fostering support for local communities and economic development.

Go to www.mass.gov/massgrown and click on Savor Massachusetts for a guide to culinary opportunities available in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Wine and Cheese Trails, produced by DAR and the Massachusetts Farm Wineries Association, is available at www.masswinery.com, or to request copies send an email to MDAR.brochure@state.ma.us

The MA Wine and Cheese Trails include 18 Massachusetts cheesemakers that make more than 75 varieties of artisan and farmstead cheeses, and 11 of them give public tours by appointment. There are 34 licensed wineries across Massachusetts and at least 21are open for tours and tastings of award winning-grape and fruit wines.

Savor Massachusetts Updates:

If you haven't already, email your upcoming fall events to julia.grimaldi@state.ma.us Deadline for event submission is the last Monday of each month.

Does your farm or locally-minded business offer a "culinary experience"? Complete our culinary tourism survey and be included in the growing number of Savor Massachusetts resources available at www.mass.gov/massgrown

Looking for something to sip and savor? Massgrown and Fresher is pleased to announce our new Wine & Cheese Trails Guide - a must have culinary resource filled with over 30 Massachusetts wine and cheesemakers. Request a copy today at MDAR.brochure@state.ma.us

Savor Massachusetts was developed collaboratively by DAR and MOTT, with funding from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop program. In May 2008, DAR received $62,000 to develop the culinary tourism initiative. A second installment of the grant was awarded in April 2009 for $40,000. The first ever Massachusetts Wine and Cheese Trail was funded through a $26,000 USDA Rural Development Grant awarded to DAR.

Pick-Your-Own / U-Pick Farms

The season for each of these crops may vary from year to year, depending on weather.
It's always a good idea to call ahead to the farm you want to visit to check on picking conditions.

You can't get any fresher than Pick-Your-Own!

Crops Season
apple on tree
Strawberries June
Blueberries & Raspberries July-Sept
Vegetables June-Oct
Flowers May-Oct
Apples Aug-Nov
Peaches July-Sept
Pumpkins Sept-Oct

Pick Up Time

August 5, 2009 - The Metrowest Regional Transit Authority Bus 7 prepares to stop in downtown Southborough.  For more information on rates, schedules and stops click here.

Come see what's happening at Annemarie's dance centre

Open House


Open house on Thursday, September 3, 2009 9-11 3-8

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


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


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.


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Roger W. Maconi



CHARLTON/SOUTHBOROUGH Roger W. Maconi, 79, died Sunday, Aug. 2nd at Overlook Healthcare in Charlton. He leaves his wife of 55 years Carole (Turner) Maconi, a son Keith Maconi and his wife Olga of Orlando, FL, two daughters Terry Holland and her husband Andrew of Southborough, Aileen Maconi of Amesbury, one grandson and several cousins. He was born in Boston the son of Frank and Marion (Whitford) Maconi. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He owned and operated Yankee Colour Corp. over 20 years. He was police photographer for the Framingham Police Dept. He was a member of the United Lodge of Masons in Marlborough, the Fairlands Valley Lodge of Masons in England, Colonial Craftsmans Club, and the Aleppo Shriners. He was also a member of the Southborough VFW, American Legion and the DAV and a past member of the Southborough Rotary Club. He was an avid stamp collector. Roger and Carole traveled in their RV, throughout the United States including Alaska. His graveside services will be held at 10:00AM, on Friday. Aug. 7th in Rural Cemetery, Cordaville Rd. Southborough. Memorial contributions may be made to National MS Society, PO Box 4527 New York, NY 10163. Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home 51 Marcy St. Southbridge is directing arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.belangerfuneralhome.com

Important information from the MA Dept of Revenue

Malicious Virus Alert!

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) warns individuals against certain search engine results for “Massachusetts tax forms” that may contain a malicious virus that will infect computers.  Links to unofficial State websites may trick individuals into revealing personal and/or financial information, which scammers can use to commit identity theft.   

DOR cautions search engine users to be on the alert for search results that do not link to the official Massachusetts Department of Revenue website. All Massachusetts state tax forms are accessible through the Official Commonwealth of Massachusetts portal, www.mass.gov.

If you think you may have provided financial or personal information to one of these malicious sites and are possibly a victim of identity theft, please read the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 93H Notice Requirements 

Public Health Advisory Regarding Bisphenol A (BPA)

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is issuing a public health advisory for consumers concerning bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is present in baby products, including baby bottles and some infant formula. A number of studies in laboratory animals have raised concerns about potential health effects during fetal development and among nursing or formula-fed children who may be exposed to BPA. These effects include but are not limited to: changes in the infant’s developing nervous system, such as thyroid function and brain growth; changes in behavioral development, such as hyperactivity; and changes in the normal development of the prostate gland.

DPH is specifically advising parents and caretakers of children up to two years old to avoid the use of products that contain BPA for making or storing infant formula and breast milk. DPH is further advising pregnant and breastfeeding women to avoid products that may contain BPA. Current research suggests that BPA levels in newborns may be much higher than in adults. While researchers caution that more research needs to be conducted, it seems prudent to reduce exposures for pregnant and breastfeeding women to the extent possible in order to reduce levels in their newborn children.

BPA is used as a liner in some food and beverage cans to prevent spoilage. It is used in a variety of other consumer products to enhance the structural integrity of plastic containers. Alternatives to plastic containers that have BPA as a component are available, and some are made by the same companies that produce products containing BPA.

Transparent (clear or colored) plastic containers or baby bottles with the recycling number 7 and the letters PC, which stand for "polycarbonate" plastic, should be avoided to the extent possible. Heat can increase the release of BPA from polycarbonate plastic. Therefore, consumers should consider the following:

  • Avoid heating plastic containers with the recycling number 7 and the letters PC in microwave ovens, in water on the stovetop, or by adding boiling water into them, particularly when preparing infant formula.

  • Wash the containers by hand with warm water and soap, instead of in dishwashers.

  • Stainless steel and glass do not contain BPA.

  • Replace worn or scratched polycarbonate plastic containers, preferably with glass or stainless steel containers.

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women can eat or cook with fresh or frozen products instead of canned foods — which may contain BPA — to reduce fetal or infant exposure to BPA.

Some studies have found BPA in containers of canned liquid infant formula. Powdered formula does not appear to contain detectable levels of BPA. If special formula is required because of a medical condition, parents should not make any changes to their baby’s diet without consulting with their health care provider first. It is likely that known medical risks from discontinuing the use of special formula may be far greater than those that may result from BPA exposure from this source. The most effective means of reducing BPA exposure to infants is to breast feed. For both baby and mother, breastfeeding has many well-documented health benefits:

  • Breastfed babies have lower rates of some of the most serious chronic diseases: asthma, diabetes, and some childhood cancers.

  • Breastfeeding reduces the risk and severity of infectious diseases: pneumonia, diarrhea, and ear infections.

  • Women who breastfeed have lower levels of ovarian and breast cancer, and breastfed daughters also have lower rates of breast cancer when they grow up.

The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently considering the scientific evidence related to health risks associated with BPA in foods and consumer products and is expected to determine the need for regulatory action in 2009. Current research on health effects associated with BPA exposure includes effects during fetal developmental and among infants, and children. Recent preliminary studies also suggest that BPA may interfere with the effectiveness of breast cancer chemotherapeutic drugs in cell culture, and may also be associated with diabetes and cardiovascular conditions in adults.

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Important tips for water safety this summer

How to stay cool when the heat and humidity hit? Go to the pool or to the beach, of course!  Before you pack the towels, snacks and sunblock, there are a few things you need to know.


Tips for water safety

Where to find safe swimming areas

Fay School Construction Project

August 4, 2009 - Construction continues at Fay School on the Middle Road side of campus.

Fire Log

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Like Lanterns

August 4, 2009 - Tomatotillas hang on the vine.

Space Weather News for Aug. 4, 2009

POSSIBLE PERSEID METEOR OUTBURST: This year's Perseid meteor shower could be even better than usual.  According to NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, a  filament of comet dust has drifted across Earth's path and when Earth passes through it, sometime between 0800 and 0900 UT (1 - 2 am PDT) on August 12th, the Perseid meteor rate could surge to twice its normal value.  Check http://spaceweather.com for details and observing tips.

PERSEIDS ON YOUR iPHONE: Spaceweather.com  is pleased to announce a new iPhone/iPod application dedicated to the upcoming Perseid meteor shower.  It features a Perseid countdown clock, news alerts, an easy-to-use sky map, and a live gallery of photos from around the world.  Sky watchers of all types will find it a valuable companion when the shower peaks later this month.

Learn more: http://spaceweather.com/perseids

Caring For Your Pets in the Hot Weather

As the summer heat approaches, here are some preparedness tips to consider when caring for your pets:

• Never leave pets in a car, even with the windows down. The inside of a car can reach temperatures in excess of 150 degrees in a matter of minutes.

If possible, pets should be kept indoors during excessive heat.

• If keeping a pet outside, make sure that pets have adequate shelter from the sun and plenty of fresh water at all times.

Plan outside activities with your pets during the cooler parts of the day: early morning and evening. Limit the outside activity of your pets during the heat of the day.

• During hot weather sidewalks and pavement radiate excessive amounts of heat and can be too hot for the pads of your pet's paws. Consider that if the sidewalk is too hot for you to walk barefoot, it is too hot for your pet to walk on.

• Allow access to the coolest part of your home. If you don’t have air conditioning, or you turn it off while at work, make sure your pet can get to a cool place, such as a basement.

• Take extra precautions in hot weather for dogs that are elderly, overweight or snub-nosed.

• Always have a disaster plan in place for you, your family and your pets.

• Remember, WHEN YOU GO, THEY GO. DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM. If you are told to evacuate, take your pets with you. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND.

Additional pet safety information can be accessed through the State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team website: www.smart-mass.org




Sept 18—FRIDAY—Town Clerk’s OPEN LATE until 8pm to register to vote or conduct any Town Clerk business.



Full Moon Paddle

Date: Wednesday August 5, Time: 7:00-9:30pm
Location: Lake Whitehall, Hopkinton
Leader/Speaker: SVT Volunteer Simon Vos and Director of Membership Michael Sanders
Lake Whitehall is a very clean and serene lake, shallow and easy to maneuver. You will paddle around and explore some of the many small islands found at the lake. The area teems with wildlife; there is a good chance of seeing a beaver lodge. Experienced paddlers only!
Fee: Members: $15, Non-Members $25
Skate Time

August 3, 2009 - (contributed photos) Southborough Recreation and Eastern Boarder ran our first Free Skate Board Clinic this past Saturday.  It was a tremendous success.  The 20 participants that attended were excited to be there and really enjoyed interacting with the skaters from Eastern Boarder. 

Steve Ryan from Eastern Boarder was the co-coordinator for the event.  He also had several Eastern Boarder skaters/employees to instruct the kids.  In addition, we had our own Southborough Skaters there to assist, James Falconi, Cameo Fucci, Chris Paoletti, Derek Rice.  Not only did Steve bring volunteers but he also brought 3 ramps that kids got to try.  After an hour of instructional skate we all got out of the sun and ate some lunch, which residents Nancy Falconi and Suzy Green helped prepare, then back to some more skating.  Eastern Boarder then did a demo for the kids to show them more tricks and they wrapped up the day giving out some cool stickers and posters.  We also had a drawing for a $50 gift certificate from Dick’s Sporting Good, which was won by the Carulli family.

Because there is a lot of interest in skateboarding Recreation will be offering it through our recreation after-school programs (RAP) at Woodward and Neary this coming Fall.

I would like to thank Eastern Boarder and Southborough Skaters for all their support and volunteer time. 

Alyce (Higgins) Pollack



SOUTHBOROUGH - Alyce (Higgins) Pollack, 84, a 52 year resident of Southborough, and raised in Millbrook, NY, passed Sunday August 2, 2009 after a short stay at the Beaumont Rehabilitation facility in Westborough, MA.

She was loving the wife of E. Michael "Bill" Pollack who passed in November, 2005.

Mrs. Pollack is survived by her three children, William M. Pollack of Southborough, Patricia Pollack of Millbrook NY and Peter J. Pollack of Shrewsbury; two sisters, Geraldine Higgins Velletri of Millbrook NY; Katherine Higgins Schmalz of Pleasant Valley, NY; two grandsons, John M. Pollack and Nicholas W. Pollack of Shrewsbury, MA: and a multitude of neices and nephews from Massachusetts to British Columbia.

Mrs. Pollack was predeceased by her four brothers.

She was a 1942 graduate of Millbrook (NY) High School and a member of The National Honor Society. She elected to work in a factory during World War II rather than pursue a college education. After the war Alyce enjoyed a 29 year career as an information telephone operator/superviser with New York Telephone, NYNEX, New England Telephone, all now known as Verizon, while raising three children. Mrs. Pollack taught CCD classes at St. Anne's Church in Southborough, and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

A devoted wife and caring mother, Mrs. Pollack enjoyed time with her family and neighbors and numerous visits back to the town of her upbringing, her beloved Millbrook. She also was a devoted fan of The Brooklyn Dodgers, and more recently The Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

Funeral mass will be celebrated, Wednesday, August 5th at 12:30 PM in St. Anne's Church, 20 Boston Post Road, (RTE 30), Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough.

Calling hours are Tuesday August 4th from 4 - 7 pm and Wednesday August 5th from 10:30 am - 12 noon, at the Morris Funeral Home 40 Main Street Southborough, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com)

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472

Tribute Sign

August 3, 2009 - One of many signs at the gardens.

Wild Flowers

August 3, 2009 - Whether they are native or invasive wildflowers there are plenty of them around in the fields and woods this year.


With summer's hot, humid weather finally here, some Bay State homeowners may discover bats residing in their homes! Attics are the most common portion of a house in which bats roost and raise their young. After a few hot summer days, an attic may become too warm for the bats, forcing them out and sometimes into people's living quarters as they search for cooler places to roost. What's a homeowner to do? Fortunately, a single bat flying in a room can usually be dealt with quite easily. Open an outside window or door in the room containing the bat and close off the rest of the room from the house. It's usually only a matter of a few minutes of circling before the bat locates the open window and leaves the house. Bats do not attack people or fly into people's hair.

If a bat has landed, it can be assisted out of a house in several ways. For a bat on a curtain, place a jar, coffee can or small box over the bat, carefully working the animal into the container, and cover it. A bat on the floor can be covered with a towel. Another method is to put on leather gloves and simply pick up the bat and release it outdoors --don't use cotton gloves or handle a bat with bare hands. Whatever method is used, don't worry when the bat squeaks loudly when handled. Take the bat outdoors and release it. If anyone has had direct contact with a bat or if a bat is found in a room with a sleeping person, the bat should be safely captured but not released. Contact local health officials for assistance in evaluating potential rabies risk and submitting the bat to the Department of Public Health for rabies testing.

Little Brown Bats and Big Brown Bats are the most likely species to be found in buildings. In some cases, with small numbers of bats, people don't mind their presence and concentrate on blocking holes and cracks leading into the human living quarters. Where there is a large colony in house walls, biologists recommend that homeowners wait to initiate eviction proceedings until the first week of August through November. Waiting to evict the colony allows time for young bats to mature and leave the house on their own.

Because Massachusetts and other northeastern states are experiencing a sudden and unexpected decline of bat populations due to a white powdery fungus on bat faces called White Nose Syndrome, the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) reminds all property owners with a summer colony of ten or more bats to report report the colony's location, type of structure where the bats reside, and how many bats are in the colony, by calling (508) 389-6360, or emailing natural.heritage@state.ma.us.  

Learn how to evict bats safely or live with them using information from MassWildlife’s bat webpage at www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/wildlife/living/living_with_bats.htm The booklet, A Homeowner's Guide to Bats is also available from MassWildlife offices. To receive a hard copy of the booklet by mail, send a business-sized, self-addressed, $1.22 cent-stamped 6-inch by 9-inch envelope to: Bat Booklet, MassWildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Rd, Westborough, MA, 01581. Homeowners who wish to hire someone to evict a bat colony can find a list of licensed Problem Animal Control agents on MassWildlife's website at http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/wildlife/pac/pac_home.htm


Southborough meetings

August 3- August 7, 2009





BOARD OF SELECTMEN Agenda Aug 4 6:30 PM Hearing room town house
ADVISORY COMMITTEE Aug 5 7:30 PM  Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
PLANNING BOARD [attending Zoning Advisory Committee meeting] Aug 5 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
ZONING ADVISORY COMMITTEE Aug 5 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
POLICE CHIEF SEARCH COMMITTEE [executive session] Aug 5 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Aug 6 7:30 PM hearing room town house
HISTORICAL COMMISSION Aug 6 7:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Municipal Facilities Committee Aug 6 7:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall

Monday 3

Tuesday 4

Wednesday 5

Thursday 6

Friday 7

8:30 Health Clinic

8:30 walking group

9:30 Pool 8:30 Health Clinic

10:00 Wii Fitness

  10:00 Bocci      
9:30 Cribbage


2:00 PM Fitness    

12:00 Pitch

  10:00 Bocci  
2:00 Fitness 12:00 Ping Pong   12:30 Pitch  
      1:00 PM bridge  



Falconi Golf Tournament:

Anyone interested in volunteering for the Falconi Golf Tournament subcommittee should see Mary or Alice at the front office or call (508) 229-4453. Anyone wishing to donate items to the Falconi Golf Tournament Silent Auction (i.e. major sports tickets, timeshare rentals, etc.) should submit their name and donation description to Mary or Alice at the front office or call (508) 229-4453.

Alice’s Gift Shop:

Please stop by and see what Alice has in the gift shop this summer. There are some really pretty items. If you would like to make a donation, please drop them off at the front desk.


We now have two computers in the hall before you enter our main room that are now hooked up to the internet. You will be able to read e-mail and look up information as well as play some fun card games. Feel free to sit down and use the computers. Let us know if you would like any help.

WII Fitness

Drop in Wii Fitness Come play the Nintendo Wii Fit Program! Playing the Wii can improve balance, build strength and improve

breathing through aerobic exercise. It’s really a lot of fun playing the different games, like

bowling, tennis and carnival games to name a few. Friday’s at 10:00 to 11:00 August 7, 21, 28

(There will not be a Wii session on August 14th)

Senior Center open 9:00 AM - 12 noon Saturdays

Moove over

August 2, 2009 - SouthboroBelties.org have launched their new website this past week.  Check it out. Why not join and help out with the annual hay purchase or sign up to assist with cow feeding when the cows are on their winter "range" back at the barn.  Everyone always mentions the rural character of the town that drew them here so why not become part of it.

Please join Clare Curran-Ball in her walk to end Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease not for the one so much that has the disease but those left behind that are the caregiver, family member or friend of the one who has it.  My mom had a very lucid moment last week and knew who I was for just a few minutes. It was the first time in nearly two years that she actually could talk of her first born.  Mom doesn't know that she has the disease but my brother, sisters and I do and it can hurt so much to see her like that knowing that she would hate living like this.  Mom is not alone and Alzheimer's patients are being diagnosed earlier and faster.  It's time we learn more about the disease and how to stop or at least slow it down.  Click here for Clare's Team Page.

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Events & Essentials E-news

In the News...

Eating a "heart healthy" diet and participating in moderate physical activity may help preserve our memory and thinking abilities as we age, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna. Read more.

Spoke Your Mind"  August 6th
Max Larkin and Emily Boardway are in the midst of a 5,000 mile bike tour across the United States to raise awareness of younger-onset dementia. They will kickoff the northeast leg of their bike tour from Boston the first week of August with a special program for children of people with younger onset Alzheimer's.
In 2006, Max's father, Dr. Hugh A. Larkin II, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 56.  The bike tour is part of a larger project called Spoke Your Mind that aims to create an online community of children of people with younger-onset dementia and document their experience on film.  
Meet Max and Emily as well as Dr. Brent Forester from McLeans Hospital on August 6th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Stockyard Restaurant in Brighton. The event will be a unique opportunity for the adult children of people with younger-onset dementia to meet one another and learn more about reducing the risk of dementia, genetic issues, and support networks. A light supper will be served. To register or get more information:Lindsay Brennan  e-mail or at 617.868.6718.
Family Reunions
Family ReunionFamily reunions are a long-standing tradition for African American families.They bring the immediate and extended families together to reconnect, celebrate, and honor the sacrifices past generations made. It is a time of learning how the family journeyed in the past and to establish how the family will journey into the future.
    A family reunion is certainly an appropriate time to educate each other on health issues that affect their heritage. Sharing information on hereditary diseases is an excellent way of showing love for each other. Diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and Alzheimer's are more prevalent in black families. Also, studies have shown that diabetes and heart disease threaten brain health. Start a new tradition this year.  Educate your family members on health issues that may affect them. Informational brochures on Alzheimer's disease are available at the Alzheimer's Association by calling our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.
Join the Parade, Newburyport Homecoming
Join the Alzheimer's Association on Sunday, August 2, 2009 as part of the Yankee Homecoming Parade, one of the North Shore's biggest events of the summer! Put on your purple gea, march in the parade and raise awareness about Alzheimer's! The parade runs 12 noon - 3 PM and will be followed by a Post-Parade Memory Walk Kickoff at Michael's Harborside.  Click here for more information and to register to march or be a spectator!
MOVEMotorcycle Ride for Alzheimer's August  22nd
MOVE the cause on two wheels! 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 a.m. 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.
In the Berkshires?
If you live, summer, or just love to visit the Berkshires, don't miss this!
Berkshire County Memory Walk Planning Committee presents their annual Fund Raiser: Wines from Around the World.
Featuring Wine Tasting, Silent Auction and Dancing
Friday, August 14th   - Bass Water Grill, 287 S State Rd
Cheshire, MA. For tickets and more information, call 413.499.0691
Vacationing With Your Loved One
Beach vacation
Summer is a time for relaxation and fun! Now that the sun is finally out and our summer is already half over, caregivers may be feeling the urge to get out of the house and take a little vacation with their loved one!
Vacationing can sometimes be challenging for caregivers, but if you plan ahead many of the potential pitfalls can be successfully avoided.
Click on the beach umbrellas for helpful tips!
Still Alice bestselling author Lisa Genova, Tuesday, August 18
Still Alice
Join us for a Memory Walk Kickoff featuring a reading and discussion by Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice, a novel about a Harvard professor with younger onset Alzheimer's. Book clubs are welcome and refreshments will be served. Lisa will gladly sign your copy, and books will be available for purchase at the event. Space is limited. Click on Still Alice to register.
Tuesday, August 18th, 6:30 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association Office, 
311 Arsenal Street, Watertown.

Stop Alzheimer's!

Memory Walk season is in full force!  Our first walks are September 12 & 13.  Get onboard and fight the disease by forming a team. Memory Walk season is in full force! 
Start turning in your donations to Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter; 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472; Attn: Memory Walk.  To ensure proper credit, make sure they are marked with your name and team name.
Register today!


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Learn About Alzheimer's
Check out the programs for families and professionals by visiting our official Alzheimer's Association Calendar now. In August topics include "Getting Started," a basic primer; Legal & Financial Issues; and Support Group Leader Training.

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
St. Matthew Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, September 14, 2009

Framingham Country Club

We are now preparing for our annual golf

outing in support of the

St. Matthew, Mary S.Aikens, Murphy Family Scholarship.

Registration forms are available at the exits

of the church. We need gifts, sponsors, and

players. Please contact the Parish Office at

508-485-2285 or office@stmatthewsb.org  for

more information.


Every Body Balance is a core training studio utilizing Pilates and Yoga to create perfect fitness. Life is hectic so why not slow down and do something healthy for yourself. Located right here in Southborough at 155 Boston Road (Rte 30). Kelly Baltas, founder of Every Body Balance has over 25 years of experience in health and wellness. She ensures that everyone achieves their personal fitness and wellness goals and has worked with individuals and groups.

“I want people to enjoy exercising and have fun and we try to make it that at the studio. Our many props provide such a variety of exercises as well as help those who need support and intensify the exercise for those that need more. Every Body Balance is a Functional and Practical Approach to Health and Fitness. I like to tailor the workout to the person and not just say do this because that is how it is done in Pilates or yoga. We use props to help people feel more comfortable in the exercise or to increase the intensity of the exercise depending on the individual person.”

An excerpt from the description of our Body Mechanics Pilates Basics Class:
Through our innovative training methods you will learn how to safely build muscle strength, activate the core, increase flexibility, improve joint stability and remain injury free. You will improve your posture, reduce aches and pains, learn to stand, sit and move with economy, grace and balance through specific exercises that address proper body alignment. With the tools we provide, you can improve your performance in any sport and in life. By firing your muscles in proper order and becoming aware of your body’s correct alignment we repair the damage done by everyday life and work. Through correct breathing you can learn how to relax, re-energize, and move more efficiently.

Also, Every Body Balance has a strong referral base with chiropractors, physical therapists, and physicians. We want to give people the tools to keep them from getting injured or help them recover from an injury.

Classes at Every Body Balance include:

Mat Pilates for all levels using balance gliders, balance balls, stability balls, weighted core balls, Pilates bands, rings and more

Reformer Pilates for all levels

Yoga for Every body, candlelight, athletic, strength and flexibility and yoga for children

Personal Training for individuals, small groups and reformer

There are drop in classes, monthly memberships and 10 class passes among several other options for classes and personal training.

For more information on Every Body Balance click www.everybodybalance.com or contact by phone: 508-485-8585; by Email: kelly@everybodybalance.com and by mail at 155 Boston Road, Southborough, MA 01772.

Things to do this week

August 5

The 2009 Summer Concert Series at the Willows at Westborough, 1 Lyman St., comes to a close at 7:15 p.m., rain or shine, with the Ron Stone & the Milestones Big Band. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Free parking available across the street at the Hastings School

August 7

All-American Craft Beer, Food Experience

From 6:30-10:30 p.m., Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury will present the 1st annual All-American Beer and Food Experience under its canopy tent. The event features the finest craft beers and foods from New England and all regions of the United States. Includes an all-you-can-eat extravaganza and live entertainment. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $25pp. Tickets are available at the Wayside Inn or Kappy's Liquors in Sudbury. Call 1-978-443-1776 for further info

August 8

Hudson’s Annual Balloon Festival will be held at the Elks Pavilion, jointly sponsored by the Hudson Elks and the Friends of the Hudson Library. New and past vendors are being sought to participate in this year’s event. Vendors interested in finding out more are invited to contact Cathy Erickson at 1-978-562-2947.

Saturday Morning Discovery Series – Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society

The Saturday Morning Discovery Series will present the Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society at 11 a.m., on Union Common, intersection of Main and Bolton streets in Marlborough. Enjoy the music of colonial New England with jigs, reels and songs of the sea. Rain location: the Walker Building, 3rd floor, 255 Main St.