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August 16, - August 22, 2009
Tropical Storm Warning
THREAT OF HURRICANE BILL
LESSENS, BUT CAUTION CONTINUES
Swimmers and Boaters Must Still Respect High, Dangerous Seas
FRAMINGHAM, MA – “Based on the latest forecasts from the National Weather
Service, we are cautiously optimistic that Massachusetts will avoid the
worst of this storm. I urge residents to remain vigilant. Boaters and
swimmers should stay off and out of the water around the outer Cape and
Islands until further notice,” stated Governor Deval Patrick. “I am
grateful to all of our state, local and volunteer emergency management
personnel for their professionalism.”
latest reports from the National Weather Service indicate that Hurricane
Bill’s forecasted path will now take it over 150 miles east of Nantucket,
the threat of a landfall is greatly diminished. Nonetheless, state
officials and local officials continue to monitor the storm very closely,
making preparations, with the expectation that its potential impact on
Massachusetts has lessened.
Although the threat of damaging winds and driving rains have diminished, the
rough seas and threat of lift-threatening rip currents remain. The
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to advise
swimmers, regardless of their abilities, to stay out of the ocean,
particularly along outer Cape Cod and the Islands both Saturday and Sunday.
Additionally, pleasure boaters are asked to avoid the same areas over the
weekend. High seas and strong offshore winds will place boaters in harms
way. They must closely follow the U.S. Coast Guard’s warning and
Baypath's 1st Annual Paws & Claws
5K at Hopkinton State Park 11/1!
join us on Sunday, November 1st at Hopkinton State
Park for Baypath Humane Society's First Annual 5K
Run/Walk for Paws & Claws!
Enjoy a gorgeous, USATF
certified 5K course through the Park. There is truly
no better place to be on a lovely Fall day, while
supporting Baypath, a no-kill animal shelter proudly
serving the region for over 30 years.
Sunday November 1st, 2009
Where: Hopkinton State Park
Download the official 5K brochure.
Register here for the 5K online!
We welcome participants of all skill
levels, from walkers through to elite runners -
including those who run with their (leashed) dogs!
There will truly be something for everyone at this
event, emceed by Massachusetts' own 'Singing State
Trooper' Daniel Clark.
We will be drawing the winner of our
'Prius for Pets' car raffle at the race - learn how
to potentially become the proud owner of a brand-new
Toyota Prius at:
We'll be offering plenty of delicious
food, fun and entertainment for all - so come
participate in a fantastic event while supporting a
stellar cause, right in your own backyard!
Any questions, please contact either
Ann Peisch at email:
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, cell: 617-775-6340 or Brenda at email:
August 21, 2009 - On the road again. Ready to pick up
passengers at any of the Southborough stops.
here for schedule and routes information.
Dykema will be hosting her annual Senior Picnic this coming Wednesday,
August 26th, from noon until 2pm at the New England Laborer’s
Training Center located at 7 Laborer’s Way in Hopkinton. There will be
food, entertainment, and the chance for prizes for all in attendance-
including gift certificates from area restaurants.
Seniors interested in attending
should contact their local Senior Center to sign up.
August 21, 2009 - Goldenrod fields surround the Trottier
Local Roads and trails for Running
August 21, 2009 - The Southborough Recreation Department has
a link on
their website to local running roads and trails.
Click here for the page.
CHICKS ARE BANDED
The Bay State's
resident Bald eagles and Peregrine falcons were the focus of a
banding effort by MassWildlife biologists during the months of
May and June. Dr. Tom French, Assistant Director of
MassWildlife's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program,
reported an estimated 39 peregrine falcon chicks at 17 nests.
"Peregrine nests are popping up everywhere with two new nests at
MIT in Cambridge and an apartment building in New Bedford," said
French. Falcon nest locations include eight peregrine nesting
sites in the Greater Metropolitan Boston area, while Worcester,
Fall River, Lawrence, Lowell, Deerfield, Amherst and Springfield
each host one nest.
biologists and technicians visited known or suspected eagle nest
sites from Fall River to Sheffield, to the Merrimack River as
well as the "core" population on Quabbin Reservoir and the
Connecticut River and banded a 37 eaglets. Of 22 eagle nesting
attempts, 21 were successful, resulting in the fledging of 37
eaglets, an unusually high rate of success. Eagle nesting
highlights also included the discovery of three new nest sites
among the towns of Hadley, Holyoke, and Lunenburg. MassWildlife
has estimated a statewide total of 27 eagle territories.
The banning of
DDT in 1972 and subsequent restoration efforts brought the
Peregrine falcon and Bald eagle back from the brink of
extinction in Massachusetts and across the country. Banding of
the young has proven to be an important scientific tool in
measuring the success of restoration programs and learning about
raptor survival rates, dispersal distances, habitat preferences,
and causes of death. The Peregrine falcon was removed from the
federal Endangered Species list in 1999. The Bald eagle was
delisted from the Federal Endangered Species list in 2007, a
tribute to the restoration efforts in states like Massachusetts.
August 21, 2009 - Tornado watch and Thunderstorm warning have been
August 20, 2009 - DPW worker trims out the brush along the
streets of Southborough.
August 20, 2009 - The DPW was very busy yesterday as they
also repainted crosswalks around town.
August 20, 2009 - Getting up to York, Maine a bit early we stopped at the
Maine Icon - Nubble Light.
2009 - Linda Hubley - Another chapter
is read in the life of Mom in her world of Alzheimer’s. Last night on our
way home from Maine, we stopped in to see mom. She gets her medications in
the evening before bed, so she was pretty calm and placid. I told her I’d
been to a memorial service for her sister-in-law and who was there. I told
her that I’d seen my cousin Philip who I had lost touch with over twenty
years ago due to his moving from place to place. My cousins and their
families were mourning the loss of their mom. My aunt was 89 and had slipped
and broken her hip and the surgery did not go well. With the loss of my
aunt, my mom remains the only living sibling/spouse alive. Mom doesn’t
understand that as she doesn’t know why her family isn’t here even though
she thinks most times she is only eight or ten years old and in school. It
also leaves my cousin Bobbie as the patriarch of his family and when mom
passes he will carry the torch as the oldest on that side of the family. He
told me that was a sobering thought.
chapter was the chapter a few months ago of having to sell mom and dad’s
house. The house was an old colonial in Billerica dating back to the 1700’s.
The house unfortunately had bad timing to be sold but it was unavoidable.
The house was vacant, we needed money to pay for mom’s care and none of us
had time to keep it up to date. A builder bought the house and barn and
within days it was torn down and a new home springs from the old horse
corral. It was kind of sad to see how fast it came down. Mom and dad bought
the property in 1953 shortly after being married. They never moved until dad
died in 2000 and mom went into the nursing home a few years ago.
If this was
truly a book, it would have started out like most families, lots of fun and
adventure, lots of learning curves and full of ups and downs. Soon the book
will be read and the sequel will have to be picked up by our family. (above
photo - mom on one of her last visits to her camp at Lake Winnipesaukee a
few years ago).
AND BOATERS URGED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS DUE TO POSSIBLE HIGH WEEKEND
FRAMINGHAM, MA – State officials cautioned boaters and swimmers to stay
aware of surf conditions as the projected path of Hurricane Bill is
predicted to pass several hundred miles east of Massachusetts. Even at that
distance, Hurricane Bill is expected to have an impact on coastal regions.
Swimmers and boaters must take precautions given the potential high seas and
strong currents expected to be associated with this event over the remainder
of the week.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) offers
these tips for those around the water, particularly swimmers and boaters.
Always check surf conditions.
Swimmers should never swim alone,
preferably on beaches with lifeguards. If you see someone in trouble, get
help from a lifeguard. If a lifeguard is not available, have someone call
Always be aware of the dangers of rip
currents. Remember to never swim against the current, but parallel to the
beach to an area where the current is weaker and you can safely return to
your back to the ocean, as you may be swept off coastal bluffs or tide pool
areas and into the water by waves that can come without warning.
Be careful standing on seawalls while
watching the surf.
Boaters should continually obtain the
latest available weather forecast for your boating area as well as U.S.
Coast Guard and harbormaster warnings and directives.
Identify hurricane holes and safe
harbors in the area in case you are caught at sea.
Boat owners should assemble emergency
equipment and supplies, as well as all of the necessary gear on board to
properly tie down their vessel.
Realize that you may not be able to pull
your boat out of the water. Precious time is lost if you are searching for
gear as a storm approaches.
Have a plan worked out with your marina
operator so there are no questions or confusion when the time comes to tie
up or pull your boat from the water.
Insure your vessel is as watertight as
possible. Use duct tape and plugs to seal hatches, ports, windows, doors and
Remove all electronics, valuables and
Have your insurance policies, boat
registration, a recent photograph and description of the vessel, gear
inventory, marina or storage lease agreement and important telephone numbers
(local harbormaster, U.S. Coast Guard, National Weather Service, insurance
agent) in a secure place off of the boat.
When you are through, help your
neighbor. It only takes one poorly tied boat in a marina to destroy an
Do not stay on the boat.
With hurricane season underway, it is a good reminder to take
the proper steps to ensure your family’s safety. Ensure that your Family
Emergency Kit is stocked for a 3-5 day period, your Family’s Communication
Plan is in place, and you have become informed of your community’s Emergency
Plans regarding potential notification systems, emergency shelters and
evacuation routes. For additional information regarding Hurricane
Preparedness, go to the MEMA website at
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- September 28th - November 14th (7
Art - $75/session
Don't miss this
hands on class. Parents learn how to work with different
helping your little one to explore their creativity
Explore Art -
(corresponds with Creative Movement)
Ages 3-5, 5 -
Ages 6-8, 4 -
Ages 9-11, 6 -
Each week jump
into a new project, learn a new technique, and explore
Kid’s Clay -
Ages 5 - 7 -
Tuesdays 4-5:30, Saturdays 9-10:30am
Ages 8-10 -
Join us for some
messy, creative fun! We’ll make animals, monsters,
mugs and more
for you to share with your friends and family. The
clay is white
stoneware and will be fired in our kiln.
(grades 6 and
Tuesday 5:30 -
student can pursue their own interests in this relaxed
Instruction is given and the wheel will be covered; however,
this class is
for the mature self-directed student.
Cartooning - $100
Ages 8-11 -
Review and learn
the basics of drawing. Work on composition and
development. Expand your ideas and explore cartooning.
Painting - $100
Ages 8-10 -
Ages 10-13 -
world of paint. Learn about different mediums, artists and
Build your portfolio with this dedicated painting class.
Girl Scout & Boy
1.5 hr workshops available
$110 for 5-10 children, additional
kids $12 each.
Classes or workshops designed to
meet your group’s needs.
Your child will
learn how to move their body in the energy
of ballet, jazz,
tap, modern, hip-hop, ballroom, world dance
Combining dance education, body awareness and
the joy of
movement, will support your child’s physical development,
mental development, instill an
music and dance, and empower their spirit
Movement for Creative Kids
Movement (ages 3-5), 4:00-4:45 pm
Movement (ages 6-8), 5:00-5:45 pm
adults), 6:00-7:00 pm
Movement (ages 3-5), 4:00-4:45 pm
Movement (ages 6-8), 5:00-5:45 pm
Nia Family Jam @
9:30 - 10:15am (all ages)
Nia Family Jam:
$95 one adult & one child. Additional children
(over 3yrs) add
Drop in rate:
$10 per adult, $5 for every child 3 and older.
12th, Heritage Day - don’t miss our art activity!
31st, Haunted House - be prepared to be scared!
November 14th, Kid’s Concert, “The Nields,” - we’re
teaming up with
Steeple Coffeehouse for a kid’s music series.
Southborough” Exhibit by the 2nd & 3rd graders (now
the 3rd & 4th
graders) of Woodward. Tiles depicting Southborough
will be on
display and permanently installed at the school thanks to
an MCC grant. Look for the opening!
August 18, 2009 - Water continues to roar over the falls
at Deerfoot Road on a sultry day.
August 18, 2009 - Summer fishing on Deerfoot Road.
JUPITER MOON MOVIE:
An amateur astronomer in the Philippines has photographed one of Jupiter's
moons, Io, casting its circular shadow across another, Ganymede. The movie
he made of this rare event is must-see cinema for astronomers. It's playing
now on http://spaceweather.com .
Getting ready for the most fantastic, stupendous,
incredible "living history" event......of alllllll
Race of the Century
August 22nd and 23rd , 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Collings Foundation, Stow MA
$15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 yrs. and
Hybrids, electric cars, vehicles
powered by water, flying machines, all poised to solve the
transportation issues of the day. To highlight the
significance of how history can repeat, the Collings
Foundation will host an extraordinary event that pits some
of the greatest mobility based technological advancements in
“Race of the Century”.
technologies will win? Nothing like a good old fashioned
race to decide!
The Collings Foundation’s amazing collection of over 90
automobiles, racecars and aircraft will be open for viewing.
We will have some surprises for you! Don't miss
the fun. If you have not been here before....now is the
Also see an amazing exhibition and display of carriages,
carts and horses from the Massachusetts Carriage and Driving
Society and vintage high wheeler bicycles from around New
We will be hosting a pre-event party Friday August 21st,
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Appetizers and bar. $50 per person. Meet
the Collings Foundation staff and get a personal tour of the
Foundation's collection. Call for reservations. Proceeds
will go to the Collings Foundation’s educational programs.
We are getting ready! Picture below features the Bleriot and
Stutz on a test run.
PT-17 Stearman flights: $230
1/2 hour flight
T-6 Texan flights: $450 45-minute flight
Call to reserve your flight:
978.562.9182 No reservations needed to attend.
August 18, 2009 -
is your local pharmacy conveniently located at Town Centre Plaza on
Cordaville Road/rte 85. For your convenience there is home delivery
service available. Eaton Apothecary now helps simplify your life by
Medicine-On-Time which eliminates the daily hassle of juggling prescription
bottles and remembering to take your medication. All your medication
is included in color-coded calendar cards with easy to read instructions.
Looking for a last minute gift? Maybe a card for a birthday or special
occasion? Need to pick up quick school supplies? The store is packed with
medical and sundry supplies.
SuAsCo/Nashua Rivers & Beyond Nighthawk Survey
Covering the upper two-thirds of Massachusetts and
the lower one-third of
New Hampshire from the Merrimack and SuAsCo rivers on the east
to the Connecticut River on the west.
for more information
August 17, 2009 - The setting sun over the Sudbury
Reservoir and route 30 indicates hotter weather ahead.
August 17, 2009 - Don't forget about the paper retriever's
that are set up at our local schools to help in recycling and fundraising.
Southborough Kindergroup wants you!
Plenty of spaces are available in Southborough's long running
playgroup for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Kindergroup organizes and
runs the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Santa at the Community House. Lots
of fun await the young ones at Kindergroup and it gives moms time to relax,
chat and make new friends.
Click here for more information.
August 17, 2009 - A Southborough resident took this photo of a doe and
fawn along a side road off Parkerville Road south Friday afternoon.
Too Hot for Playtime?
August 17, 2009 - The Neary School playground lies empty
Tatnuck Booksellers, Westborough
Shopping Center Route 9 and Lyman Street.
August 17, 2009 - Brown Eyed Susans are having a terrific
year nearly everywhere you look.
Florence V. Boudreau
HOPKINTON Florence V. Boudreau, 89, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, in
Marlborough. She was the wife of Harold E. Boudreau, to whom she was
married for 65 years. Born in Milford, she was the daughter of the
late John and Lucy (Hayes) Campbell. She was a 1938 graduate of
Framingham High School and a 1940 graduate of Milford Hospital
School of Nursing. She was a U.S. Army veteran, having served as a
nurse during World War II, and was post president of the Women's
Auxiliary of the D.L. McDonough Post 202. In addition to her
husband, she is survived by her son, Richard and his wife,
Elizabeth, of Pittsfield; and her daughters, Anne Drew of
California, and Kathleen Wiederman of Nevada. She also leaves 10
grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held
Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 9 a.m., at the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34
Church St., followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m., at St. Matthew's
Church, 105 Southville Road, Southborough. Donations may be made to
Bay Path Human Society, 10 Rafferty Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748.
Date: Thursdays, every 6
weeks, Time: 7:00pm
Leader/Speaker: Doug Seale
SVT invites you to participate in its
monthly book club. Selections have been
leaning more or less towards the classic
naturalists, however the direction of the
group is ever changing. The book club
attemps to meet on Thursdays every six
weeks. The next meeting is scheduled for
Thursday September 10. If you wish to learn
more or become involved, please contact Doug
Doug.Seale@comcast.net or at
Viruses Spreading in
Mosquitoes in Massachusetts
Health officials remind residents to take precautions to
avoid mosquito bites.
BOSTON — August 14, 2009 - The Massachusetts
Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today that
West Nile Virus (PDF) | RTF (WNV)
has been found in mosquitoes in the towns of Westborough
and Westford. This follows yesterday’s finding of a
positive mosquito sample in Boston and one from Walpole
Eastern equine encephaliti (PDF) | RTF (EEE)
virus has been found twice in mosquitoes from Freetown.
“Summer is here and along with it, mosquitoes and their
viruses,” said DPH State Epidemiologist Dr. Al DeMaria.
“If you look at where the WNV mosquitoes have been found
on a map, you can see that the virus is distributed in
Worcester, Middlesex, Suffolk and Norfolk counties. We
shouldn’t think about this virus as occurring only in
certain towns. We consider it to be present in eastern
There have been ten human cases of WNV in Massachusetts
during the last five years. While WNV can infect people
of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher
risk for severe disease. WNV is usually spread to humans
through the bite of an infected mosquito. There was one
human case of EEE during 2008; however there were 13
cases with 6 deaths from 2004 through 2006. EEE is
usually spread to humans through the bite of an infected
mosquito. EEE is a serious disease in all ages and can
even cause death.
“When you go out to enjoy the summer weather this
weekend, the mosquitoes will be enjoying it too. Don’t
forget the bug spray,” added DeMaria.
Positive mosquito results from 2009 can be found on the
Arbovirus Surveillance Information web page at
People have an important role to play in protecting
themselves and their loved ones from illnesses caused by
— The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today that
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been found in a sample of mosquitoes
from Freetown. This sample comes from the same location where the season’s
first EEE mosquito sample was collected on July 20th.
“Each year, we always hope
that there won’t be any humans affected by EEE,” said DPH State
Epidemiologist Dr. Alfred DeMaria. “This positive mosquito sample serves to
remind us that the virus is around and can pose a risk, especially in
southeastern Massachusetts. However, we always recommend that people use
mosquito repellent and cover up to protect themselves no matter where they
There was one human case of
EEE during 2008; however there were 13 cases with six deaths from 2004
through 2006. EEE is usually spread to humans through the bite of an
infected mosquito. EEE is a serious disease in all ages and can even cause
All positive mosquito
results from 2009 can be found on the Arbovirus Surveillance Information web
People have an important
role to play in protecting themselves and their loved ones from illnesses
caused by mosquitoes.
Avoid Mosquito Bites
Be Aware of Peak
Mosquito Hours. The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting
times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities
that occur during evening or early morning.
Clothing Can Help
Reduce Mosquito Bites. Wearing long-sleeves, long pants and
socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.
Repellent when Outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N,
N-diethyl-m-toluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), oil of
lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] or IR3535 according to
the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be
used on infants under two months of age and should be used in
concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon
eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age.
Mosquito-Proof Your Home
Water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the
number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either
draining or discarding items that hold water. Check rain gutters and
drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change
water in birdbaths frequently.
Install or Repair
Screens. Keep mosquitoes outside by having tightly-fitting
screens on all of your windows and doors.
More information is
available on the DPH website:
Information about West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis is also
available by calling the DPH recorded information line at 1-866-MASS-WNV
(1-866-627-7968), or the Epidemiology Program at 617-983-6800.
MORNING SKY SHOW: Set your alarm for dawn. On Monday morning, Aug. 17th,
Venus and the crescent Moon will gather beautifully close together in the
eastern sky. For many observers in North America, the International Space
Station (ISS) will make an appearance, too. It's a fantastic way to begin
the day. Check http://spaceweather.com
for a sky map and ISS flyby predictions.
August 17- August 21, 2009
BOARD OF HEALTH
BOH office Cordaville Hall
Colonial Gardens 49
PLANNING BOARD [attending Zoning Advisory Committee
Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
ZONING ADVISORY COMMITTEE [ZAC]
Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
8:30 Health Clinic
8:30 walking group
8:30 Health Clinic
10:00 Wi Fitness
11:30 Movie Matinee at Senior Center
2:00 PM Fitness
4:00 PM Summer BBQ
12:00 Ping Pong
1:00 PM bridge
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.
Friday, August 28th Bus leaves at
9:00 from the Senior Center Suggested Donation is $5.00
Lunch on your own Come on a
Mini-Bus Trip to Rockport, MA. Enjoy the lovely shopping
experience along Bearskin Neck.
Visit dozens of little shops with clothes, gifts, toys, jewelry, souvenirs,
novelties, handmade crafts
and paintings. Also, enjoy a
pleasant stroll along Main and Mount Pleasant streets. There are many little
cafés and restaurants along
your walk for lunch. George, our
wonderful bus driver, will have lunch suggestions for you. I heard that
Tuck’s Candy Factory is a must!
Senior Center open 9:00 AM - 12 noon Saturdays
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August 16, 2009 - Canada Geese take off over the reservoir
on Deerfoot Road.