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
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
11:00am - noon = Native American Story
Telling, Hoop Dancing, Flute Concert
noon ish = Grand Entry, traditional
2:00pm ish = drums take lunch; Native
American Story Telling, Hoop Dancing,
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.
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
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.
Interim Chief of Police
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
No injuries were reported. Central Street was closed for
approximately 30 minutes.
The fire is currently under investigation. (contributed
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
08/21 (8:00 pm)
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
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
ABOUT LEO DAYS
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
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
ABOUT DOUG CHURCH
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."
ABOUT LANCE LIPINSKY
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.
ABOUT KENNY WIZZ
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
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
Click here for ticketing and restoration fee
Restoration Fee (per
ticket): A Restoration Fee of $2.00 per
ticket is included in the advertised ticket
prices. The Restoration Fee is imposed on ALL
ticket sales, including those made in person at
the box office, and help to fund the restoration
and ongoing maintenance of the theatre.
Handling and Order Charges (per ticket):
A Handling Charge of between $0 and $5.00 per
ticket is added to all online and telephone
These funds also help to cover the cost of
operating the theatre, including administrative
and box office staffing, computer and telephone
systems, utilities and supplies. This charge is
determined on a show-by-show basis and is
proportionate to the average ticket cost of a
Order Charge (per order): An order charge
of $2.50 per order is added to all online and
telephone sales to cover the cost of mailing
materials and postage.
Handling charges are standard in the performing
arts industry, but The Hanover Theatre handles
all its ticketing independently of any other
ticketing company. As a result, our fees tend to
be significantly less than those you will find
elsewhere, where third-party ticketing companies
are utilized. The reduced fees we charge make
it possible for us to provide you with
personalized customer service and continue to
provide you with world-class entertainment
including Broadway, Music, and More in one of
Forbe's Top 10 Most Livable Cities in the U.S.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
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
may be made to the Humane Society, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua 03064-8109.
this month, DAR's "MassGrown and Fresher" and the
Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism (MOTT) hosted
a kick off of the
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.
www.mass.gov/massgrown and click on Savor
Massachusetts for a guide to culinary opportunities
available in Massachusetts.
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
email@example.com 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
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
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.
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
Important information from the MA Dept
Malicious Virus Alert!
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
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,
Health Advisory Regarding Bisphenol A (BPA)
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
As the summer
heat approaches, here are some preparedness tips to consider when caring for
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
If possible, pets
should be kept indoors during excessive heat.
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.
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
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
Additional pet safety
information can be accessed through the State of Massachusetts Animal
Response Team website:
Sept 29th 7pm
TUESDAY SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
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,
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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)
August 3, 2009 - One of many signs at the gardens.
August 3, 2009 - Whether they are native or invasive wildflowers there
are plenty of them around in the fields and woods this year.
BATS IN THE BELFRY
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
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
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
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)
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.
Drop in Wii
Come play the Nintendo Wii Fit
Program! Playing the Wii can improve balance, build strength and improve
through aerobic exercise. It’s really a lot of fun playing the different
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
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 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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FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
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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
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
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
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
Brennan e-mail or at
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.
Parade, Newburyport Homecoming
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
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
Ride. Registration 9:00-10:30
a.m. with the riders taking off
at 11. Cost: $20 per bike to
E-mail Cathy Dionne or call
at 508-509-8389 for more
If you live, summer, or just love to
visit the Berkshires, don't miss
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
Vacationing With Your Loved One
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
Still Alice bestselling
author Lisa Genova, Tuesday, August 18
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
Tuesday, August 18th, 6:30 p.m.
Alzheimer's Association Office,
311 Arsenal Street, Watertown.
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
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
STOP ALZHEIMER'S NOW!
Check out the programs for families and
professionals by visiting our official
Calendar now. In August topics
include "Getting Started," a basic
primer; Legal & Financial Issues; and
Support Group Leader Training.
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.
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
Mat Pilates for all
levels using balance gliders, balance balls, stability balls, weighted
core balls, Pilates bands, rings and more
Reformer Pilates for
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.
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
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
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.