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August 23, - August 29, 2009


Rain, Rough Surf & High, Dangerous Seas Present Issues

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The latest forecasts from National Weather Service indicate that Tropical Storm Danny remains very disorganized. Danny continues to travel toward Massachusetts, expecting to pass east of Nantucket, impacting the area throughout the day on Saturday. State and local officials continue to monitor events very closely, as the storm still could strengthen or change its path. It remains important that everyone continue to carefully monitor the storm’s progress.

Regardless of what path Danny takes, three issues will impact the entire weekend.  The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) advises swimmers, regardless of their abilities to stay out of the ocean waters, as rough surf and the threat of life-threatening rip currents will again impact our coast from Friday afternoon through Sunday along the entire Massachusetts coast.  Pleasure boaters are asked to be in port by Friday evening with securely moored craft. If not, high seas and strong offshore winds will place boaters in harms way.  They must closely follow the U.S. Coast Guard’s warning and directives. In addition, Danny and an unrelated front will be bringing serious rain beginning Friday, lasting until Saturday night.  All of Southern New England can anticipate 1-3”, with Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands receiving 3-6” with some isolated areas experiencing even higher amounts.  Small stream and urban street flooding can become an issue, so must be closely monitored.

Flood Watch Remains in effect through this evening

The flood watch continues for
Portions of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Including The following areas, In Massachusetts, Barnstable Ma, Central Middlesex ma, Dukes Ma, Eastern Essex Ma, Eastern Norfolk ma, Eastern Plymouth Ma, Nantucket Ma, Northern Bristol ma, Southeast Middlesex Ma, Southern Bristol Ma, Southern Plymouth ma, Southern Worcester Ma, Suffolk Ma, Western Essex ma, Western Norfolk Ma and western Plymouth ma. In Rhode Island, Block Island Ri, Bristol Ri, Eastern Kent ri, Newport Ri, Northwest Providence Ri, Southeast providence ri, Washington Ri And western Kent ri.  Through this evening
Rains more directly associated with Danny will spread into eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island this morning. An event total rainfall of 2 to 4 inches is expected, With Localized Higher amounts. As a result, The Threat For both small stream and urban flooding exists. On cape cod and the islands, The Threat Exists for significant poor drainage flooding.
In addition, Based On Expected rainfall, Rapid And Substantial rises are expected on tributary rivers. The Pawtuxet river at Cranston is forecast to produce minor flooding later today, Cresting near 10 feet early this evening. Flood stage is 9 feet.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Like a Blur

August 27, 2009 - An MBTA Commuter speeds into the station.  The train is caught as a blur against the stationary objects.

September is National Preparedness Month

The "Southborough CERT/MRC" is encouraging all citizens and

businesses to develop their own emergency preparedness plan.

Massachusetts Public School SAT Results Show Continued Improvement

Among Top Participating States, MA Students First in Math, Second in Reading and Writing

The Commonwealth's public high school students once more scored near the top in performance and participation nationally on the 2009 SAT exam while making gains in performance on the reading and math exams, according to results released by the College Board on Tuesday.

Overall, Massachusetts' public high school results increased since 2008 by one point on the Critical Reading exam (from 507 to 508), by two points in Math (from 520 to 522), but decreased by one point in Writing (from 505 to 504). Among states with participation rates of 60 percent or higher, Massachusetts ranked first in Math, second behind New Hampshire in Critical reading (513), and second behind Connecticut in Writing (506).

“Our students make me so proud,” said Governor Deval Patrick. “This achievement is a credit to their hard work and the commitment of their teachers and families. We owe it to them to sharpen our focus on closing the achievement gap and giving all students access to the best education possible.”

Governor Patrick recently filed legislation that will allow for more rapid turnaround of underperforming schools and promote innovative educational practices with the main goal of preparing all students for success in college and beyond.

Nationwide, public school students showed a decrease on two of the three exams: in Critical Reading students averaged 496, down from 497 in 2008; in Math students averaged 510, the same as in 2008; and in Writing students averaged 487, down from 488 in 2008.

"These results reaffirm that our high school students are continuing to achieve at high levels, and are graduating more prepared for college than ever before," said Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester. "I congratulate our students for their hard work and dedication, and their teachers for their commitment to providing all students with the tools, skills and supports they need to succeed academically in high school and beyond."

“It is increasingly important that our students not only succeed in high school but continue their education past 12th grade,” said Education Secretary Paul Reville. “The challenge is to continuously push the education system to ensure that all students graduate high school with the education and skills they need to succeed in college and beyond.”

In all, 72 percent of Massachusetts public high school students in the class of 2009 participated, the third highest participation rate in the country behind Maine (100 percent) and New York (76 percent). The average participation rate across the nation was 36 percent. 

Among all ethnic groups, the biggest increase in participation was among Hispanic students: 3,296 Hispanic students participated in the testing this year, up from 3070 in 2008 and 2,159 in 2004.  Similarly, AP participation overall increased by 5 percent over 2008, with Hispanic students increasing at the highest rate. In all 1,800 Hispanic students took at least one AP exam in 2009, up from 1,478 in 2008.

SAT results broken down by ethnic group show that minority students continue to be outscored by their White and Asian peers:

  • Asian students made the greatest gains and showed improvement on every test: up nine points to 519 on Critical Reading, up nine points to 584 on Math, and up eight points to 521 in Writing. 

  • White students went up three points in Critical Reading to 526; up four points in Math to 538 and scored 522 in Writing, the same as last year.

  • African American students showed a decline in Math (down two points to 422), Critical Reading (down four points to 416) and Writing (down eight points to 411)

  • Hispanic students averaged 427 in Writing, up from 426 in 2008, and decreased in Critical Reading (433, down from 434) and Math (440, down from 444).

  • Male students outscored females in Critical Reading (510 to 506) and Math (538 to 507), while female students outscored their male classmates in Writing (511 to 496).

"These persistent achievement gaps in performance are evident across all state and national assessments, and are very troubling to me," Commissioner Chester said. "We face no greater challenge in American education today than in finding ways to narrow and eventually close the achievement disparities between students from different racial/ethnic backgrounds. All students – regardless of race, income or zip code – deserve the skills, support and tools necessary to achieve at high levels."

For additional information on the 2009 SAT reports or to review all results, check the College Board's website at http://www.collegeboard.com

Please be advised that, in accordance with President Obama’s proclamation, Governor Patrick has ordered the United States flag be flown at half-staff until sunset on Sunday, August 30, 2009 in honor of Senator Edward M. Kennedy.

You can read the full proclamation here.

Additionally, please be advised that on Saturday, August 29, 2009, flags will fly at half-staff in honor of Officer Michael Paul Davey of Weymouth, who died in the line of duty on Monday, August 24, 2009.  

The following is the itinerary for Senator Kennedy:

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Lie in Repose at John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

8 a.m.-3 p.m. - Senator Kennedy will lie in repose at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

This event is pool press and open to the public.

Celebration of Life Memorial Service

7 p.m.-9 p.m. - There will be a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Presidential Library.

This event is closed to the public and press will be pooled.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Funeral Mass

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Senator Kennedy’s funeral mass will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston, Massachusetts.

1545 Tremont Street

This event is closed to the public and press will be pooled.

Guidance Note: While his daughter, Kara, was battling lung cancer at a nearby Boston hospital, Senator Kennedy attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help each day and prayed for Kara and her recovery. Over time, the Basilica took on special meaning for him as a place of hope and optimism.

Arlington National Cemetery

5:30 p.m. - A burial service for Senator Kennedy will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.

It is closed to the public and pooled press.

Guidance Note: Senator Kennedy will be laid to rest next to President Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery. The nation’s resting place for its heroes, Senator Kennedy spent more days than most at Arlington visiting the graves of his beloved brothers and paying tribute to the fallen men and women of Massachusetts who gave their lives for our country.

A Plant Party

August 27, 2009 - Chinese Lantern plants fill up a garden.

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

Open House

Open house on Thursday, September 3, 2009

9 AM-11AM &

3 PM-8 PM

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.



Our Project Smile 3rd Annual Charity Date Auction
will be held on

Friday, September 18, 2009, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
@ Gypsy Bar
116 Boylston Street, Boston

Our 1st Annual Date Auction in 2007 led to a marriage!

Over 500 people expected!

Grab your friends or come solo

Terrific silent auction with airline tix,
sports memorabilia and more!

First 350 guests will receive an official Project Smile canvas tote with lots of cool items including Axe shampoo and styling product, Fuze Beverage, Cholive truffles and donations from Sofft Shoes, Yelp, BodyScapes, Salon Capri, Leokadia and more!

View the new flier for the Date Auction

Interested in sponsoring this great event?
Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities!


Tough Traffic Take

August 26, 2009 - What has become very routine late is heavy traffic snarling rush hours on Route 495.  This time traffic was backed up from beyond the MA Pike to route 20 in Marlborough.

Senator Edward M. Kennedy

1932 - 2009

All flags have been requested to be flown at half staff in honor of the Senator

Click for a press release of Senator Kennedy's accomplishments while in the senate.

Click here for the Southborough Recreation Fall/Winter Brochure

Join in the hikes, mixed doubles tennis, Heritage Day activities, trips, sports, yoga and exercise plus many many more activities for young and old alike.


Fall & Winter 2009

Recreation After-school Programs

“Recreation After-school Programs, RAP, are designed to provide the development of

academic, social and physical skills for children in a fun and friendly environment” Choose

from classes such as Outdoor Games, Tennis, Gymnastics, Pottery & Paint,

3D Art, Science Sizzles, Golf, Cross Country, Flag Football, Kids in Kitchen etc…

Sign Up Now For Fall !!!!

Registration Begins August 31st

Dates: Fall Session 1: Sept 14 to Oct 23 Register NOW!!

Fall Session 2: Nov 9 to Dec 18 Register by Nov 5

Winter Session: Jan 4 to Feb 12 Register by Dec 31

Ski Programs: All begin 1st week of January.

Register by Nov 27

(Ski Programs are at the Trottier, Neary and Woodward Schools only)

Location: Trottier, Neary, Woodward and Finn Schools

Time: Classes begin right after school. See website for details.


Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Ribbon Cutting

8/29/2009 10:00 AM

The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail opens this August. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony and Party will be held Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 10 am at Old Town Hall & Town Common, Chelmsford, Massachusetts. We look forward to seeing you there! Rain or shine!
After the formal ribbon cutting, we'll have cake, music, silly bikes, rail trail information, and other activities on the common. All ages can grab a ticket and visit our "stops" along the trail. Come and join in the fun!
If you would like to volunteer to help either ahead of time or on the event day, please email: ribbon-cutting@brucefreemanrailtrail.org. For general info, watch the Phase 1 construction page, or subscribe to the mailing list. For more information, see www.brucefreemanrailtrail.org 
At present the trail is still under construction. Please remain off the trail.

Click the Cow to find out all about the Middlesex County 4H Fair - One of the largest 4H fairs for 4h club members.  All projects shown are owned, trained, cared for, built, shown and exhibited by Middlesex County 4H youth.  August 28, 29, & 30.

New Fay Fields

August 25, 2009 - Work continues on the new Fay Fields.  The land once held a trotting track and latter a equestrian riding stable.  It was then bought by a local developer but the plans he had for the property did not pan out and Fay school purchased the property to develop new playing fields.  Southborough Police responded this morning to a report of vandalism at the fields.




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



The SPECIAL TOWN MEETING on September 29,

2009 will ask residents to consider the following matters:

Purchase of a new ladder truck for the Fire Dept

Conservation Commission fees

Increasing the dollar limit for the tax work-off program

Adoption of MGL Ch. 32B § 18A for Medicare

eligible retirees

Greater enforcement abilities for the Building Inspector

Undergrounding of private utilities on Main Street

Increasing fees pertaining to the duties of the Dog


Amending the Door to Door Solicitation by-law

Adopting a new by-law regarding the public consumption

of marijuana

Moving the annual town meeting to the second

Saturday in April, and other administrative town meeting procedures


Smooth As Glass

August 25, 2009 - Water flows over the horseshoe falls off Middle road in last nights sunset.

Southborough Library to start Genealogy Research Meetings

Interested in researching your FAMILY TREE? The Southborough Public Library is putting together a Genealogy Club, starting in the fall.
              The Genealogy Club will be for people of all skill levels. We’ll invite speakers to teach us about family heritage and the history of different cultures. Meetings will be in an informal, round-table format. Learn how to research your genealogy on line and through traditional sources. If you are an experienced family researcher, let us know!
This Southborough Library Genealogy Club will be free and open to the public.  Meetings will be held on the third or fourth Thursday evening of the month at the Library, 25 Main Street, in Southborough. Please call the library (508-485-5031) to register, or for more information.
             Gather up your family history notes and join us at the Southborough Public
Library for the Southborough Public Library Genealogy Club coming this fall!

Massachusetts Police Chiefs Walk Boston Marathon route in Memory of Southborough Chief of Police Lost to Cancer

Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk is Sept. 13

BOSTON ­–– Jimmy Fund LogoOn September 13, more than 50 police chiefs from across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will walk together on the historic course of the Boston Marathon® to raise money for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

This year’s Walk carries a particularly important meaning for the chiefs as they will walk in honor of Chief Bill Webber, the Southborough chief of police who lost his life to pancreatic cancer in October 2008. Webber was a dedicated supporter of the Jimmy Fund for many years, walking annually since 2003, and even participating as a Virtual Walker in last September’s Walk, just a month before he passed away.

Webber was only 53 when pancreatic cancer claimed his life. He battled the disease for 18 months. His wife, Kathleen, and two children, Kevin Webber and Kathleen Barry, will walk 26.2 miles as a part of Team Police Chiefs.

“A lot of chiefs were walking before me, and a lot of chiefs will walk after me,” says team co-captain John Creighton, retired Uxbridge Chief of Police. “Coming in contact with the patients and their families, we see their hope and optimism. To be a part of that is an honor.”

The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk has been important to the Chiefs for 21 years. Some years, the chiefs have held an across-the-state relay run leading up to the Walk and then walked the last three miles from the Jimmy Fund Clinic with patients and their families. Over the years, the Chiefs have collectively raised $100,000 for cancer research and treatment by walking.

On September13, the chiefs will lace up their sneakers along with 8,000 other walkers from Massachusetts and 28 states across the country who will walk with the goal of raising $6 million for cancer research at Dana-Farber. Over the past 20 years, the Walk has raised more than $60 million for Dana-Farber.

Massachusetts Chiefs of Police chose the Jimmy Fund as their official charity in 1953. The chiefs also show their support through the Hall of Badges, which showcases 200 police badges from across the Commonwealth and is on display at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

To register or make financial contributions for the 21st annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, visit www.jimmyfundwalk.org  or call (866) JF-1-WALK.

Hawks in Flight Lectures (2 classes)
Sponsored by Habitat

Class dates and times:
Wed, Sep 09, 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Paul Roberts - Expert Birder and Teacher
Audience: Adult
Fee: Adults $24.00m/ $30.00nm 

Fall is the time to see hundreds or even thousands of hawks as they migrate south. Learn how to identify them in flight, and find out where and when to best see them. The first class introduces thirteen species and their identifying features. The second class introduces late migrants and focuses on the nature of migration and specifics on viewing these birds.

The first field trip (Wachusett Mountain State Reservation in Princeton, MA) will focus on the numerous broad-winged hawks and other buteos, while the second (Lighthouse Point in New Haven, CT) will focus on accipiters and falcons.

Instructions and Directions: Information on field trips will be provided at lectures.

Registration is required.

Register by mail: program registration form. (PDF 66K)
Register by phone: with a credit card by calling 617-489-5050.
For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

For more information, contact:

10 Juniper Road
Belmont, MA 02478
Sundown Fishing

August 24, 2009 - A couple fish the reservoir off the rocks on White Bagley Road.

Missed a Storm

August 24, 2009 - Massive storm clouds form well north of Southborough. Photo shot from the Finn School parking lot.

Southborough Medical Expands

August 24, 2009 - Work moves along at Southborough Medical Center on Newton Street. Tree removal has been taking place for the last several weeks.  The following was from a press release from Southborough Medical this past January.

SOUTHBOROUGH - Southboro Medical Group (SMG), and Marlborough Hospital and its parent organization, UMass Memorial Health Care (UMass Memorial), jointly announced today an agreement that will provide increased access to health care services for the Route 495/MetroWest corridor.

Central to the collaboration is the development of an existing building at 28 Newton Street, Southborough, attached to the existing SMG facility. Work begins next month to build out the shell space to be operational in fall 2009 with specialty physician practices and diagnostic services. Physically connected to SMG, it will provide easy access for the patients of the 75-member SMG physician group. Services will also be provided for patients of referring physicians throughout the region.

While final plans remain in the developmental phase, SMG, Marlborough Hospital and UMass Memorial officials expect services at 28 Newton Street to include women's imaging including digital mammography, magnetic resonance imaging, occupational medicine, and specialty care such as medical oncology, orthopedics and neurology. These services will be provided under the Marlborough Hospital/UMass Memorial Health Care umbrella, as well as by local area physicians and other partners. In addition, SMG will enhance its current radiology services.

"For the convenience of our patients and to free up space to serve the growing number of people seeking care at Marlborough Hospital, we will move selected ambulatory services to this modern, new facility in Southborough," said Marlborough Hospital President and CEO John Polanowicz. "Plus, we expect some medical staff members from both Marlborough Hospital and UMass Memorial Medical Group to see patients in this building."

According to Joseph Nunes, SMG administrator, this collaboration will complement services now available at his group practice, which focuses on primary care for adults and children. "We are working closely with Marlborough Hospital, UMass Memorial Health Care and local physicians to make access to additional specialty health care services readily available to our current patients and the community at large," he said. "This collaboration builds on both the primary and specialty care services now at SMG." Mr. Nunes also noted that included in the plans is work to enhance SMG's current radiology services to an advanced digital platform and purchase of a multi-slice CT scanner.

Comprehensive women's imaging, including digital mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, bone density testing and ultrasound, is expected to be the first program at 28 Newton Street. "Our patients recognize that digital mammography is the most advanced technology available," Mr. Nunes said. "We are excited to partner with Marlborough Hospital immediately to make it available." On a temporary basis, SMG will refer its patients to the digital mammography service at nearby Marlborough Hospital. To accommodate these patients, Marlborough Hospital is adding an additional digital mammography unit.

When the 28 Newton Street building opens this fall, Marlborough Hospital plans to move all its screening and diagnostic mammography along with its other women's imaging services to this location.

A focus of the 28 Newton Street facility will be care provided by a range of physician specialists, including care for cancer patients. As of fall 2009, the site will provide a comfortable new home for the medical oncology services that continue to be available until that time at Marlborough Hospital in conjunction with the UMass Memorial Cancer Center. In addition to care delivered by medical oncologists, hematologists and certified oncology nurses, services include onsite testing, chemotherapy treatments, patient/family education, nutritional support and therapeutic phlebotomy.

Also slated to move is the Marlborough Hospital MedWorks Occupational Health Services. MedWorks is the region's leading provider of a broad range of job-related medical services to help employers meet regulatory requirements and to keep their workers safe, healthy and productive. Marlborough Hospital officials note that moving the MedWorks program to the Southborough location will make it easier for area workers to access employment screenings and evaluations, along with treatment for workplace injuries.

The move of these Marlborough Hospital services to 28 Newton Street has an added benefit for our community, noted Mr. Polanowicz. "We look forward to using the vacated space at Marlborough Hospital  to support expansion of our emergency room facilities to better serve our patients," he said.

"UMass Memorial Health Care is excited to collaborate with the highly regarded physicians of Southboro Medical Group in a program that will directly impact the lives of tens of thousands of patients and their families," said UMass Memorial President and CEO John O'Brien. UMass Memorial is the region's leading health care system and clinical partner of UMass Medical School.

Click Here for More Information

The Southborough Players are proud to announce the creation of their first Improv Team. We will also be hosting the first in a series of Improv Workshops this September. 

If you've ever wanted to get involved in Improv locally, this is the chance to do it!  Emphasis will be placed on understanding the fundamentals of improvisational technique, character and scene construction, and performing as a group. The workshop is open to all actors of all levels of experience from high school age to adult.
This workshop will culminate in a series of Murder Mystery performances to be held in November staged by the Improv Team and produced by the Southborough Players.
Classes to be held on Mondays from 7:00-9:30 at the Arts Center beginning Sept 14th for eight weeks with additional rehearsals TBD before the performances. Cost $35 per person.  The max class size is 16 so get your registration in now!
The Improv Workshop is being offered in conjunction with Southborough Recreation, to enroll online go to: https://activenet6.active.com/southboroughrec or contact Mark Kujawski @ mark.kujawski@yahoo.com for a registration form or if you have any questions. 


SVT Book Club

Date: Thursdays, every 6 weeks, Time: 7:00pm

Location: Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

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. Free.  If you wish to learn more or become involved, please contact Doug Seale at Doug.Seale@comcast.net or at 508-481-2281.

Free Event

SVT Two-Session Nature Painting Workshop

Date: Wednesday September 16 & 23 , Time: 10:00am - Noon

Location: Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Leader/Speaker: Museum School Instructor Cecilia Sharma

Paint your favorite nature watercolor from Wolbach Farm's unique setting. Have fun working with watercolors by experimenting with different compositions and new ways to express your own personal painting style. Join this exciting class where you will learn the basic techniques to draw nature, still life and how to represent perspective. Beginners are welcome. This program is two consecutive Wednesdays. Cecilia Sharma is an award-winning designer and artist whose work has been exhibited at the Danford Museum in Framingham, the Emerson Umbrella School of Art in Concord, Atelier 10 Gallery in Maynard, the Wayland Public Library and the Carnegie Center in Princeton, NJ. The fee covers both days. Minimum of eight participants is needed.

Member Fee: $40 | Non-Member Fee: $50






August 23, 2009 - Cardinal Flowers are out and about along the Sudbury River in Southborough.  Photograph sent in by a Southborough News reader.

Algonquin Regional High School

Back to school schedules for sports and academics

Trottier Middle School

August 2009 back to school newsletter

Neary School

* Wednesday, Sept. 2nd - First Day of School!
* Thursday, Sept. 3rd - Welcome Back Ice Cream Social, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
* Thursday, Sept. 10th - Principal's Coffee, 9:30 a.m.
* Friday, Sept. 11th - Neary Picture Day!
* Wednesday, Sept. 16th - Early release (11:25 a.m.); Open House/Curriculum Night, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Woodward School Curriculum Open House and Supplies list

Click Here


Finn School

For Information on the Northborough Southborough School District click here. Bus Routes can be found also at this site.  Click Here.

Two Golf Tournaments Coming Up in September

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.



Southborough meetings

August 24- August 28, 2009





PERSONNEL BOARD Aug 24 6:45 PM Hearing Room Town House
BOARD OF SELECTMEN Agenda Aug 25 6:30PM Hearing Room Town House
POLICE CHIEF SEARCH COMMITTEE [Executive Session] Aug 26 5:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Aug 26 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Aug 27 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House

Monday 24

Tuesday 25

Wednesday 26

Thursday 27

Friday 28

8:30 Health Clinic

8:30 walking group

9:30 Pool 8:30 Health Clinic

9:00 AM Rockport Mini-bus trip

  10:00 Bocci     10:00 Wi Fitness
9:30 Cribbage


2:00 PM Fitness    

12:00 Pitch

  10:00 Bocci 12:30 Bingo
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.

Rockport, MA

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

The Marlboro Senior Softball team Local  Ironworker Union #7 traveled to Wayland to take on the Gray Sox and took both ends of the doubleheader 15 – 3 and 7 – 7.

The Iron Workers Local #7 then traveled to Canton and took on a tough Canton team and took both ends of the doubleheader 8 – 6 and 11 – 3.  The Iron Workers offense was led by Dennis Naylor and Mike Otenti both going 5 for 6.  Two great defensive plays by Tom Hall and Dennis Naylor saved the first game.

The Iron Workers will now get ready to play in the BSA Senior Softball Tournament which will be played in Wayland.

The Marlboro Senior Softball teams record are: Friends of the Marlboro Seniors is 9 and 13 and the Local Iron Workers is 22 and 6.

Wayside Inn Sudbury MA Events

Local Treasures: Landmarks and Landscapes of Massachusetts

July 13, 2009 - August 30, 2009

Ashland photographer Steve McGrath exhibits 13 recent photographs depicting a variety of natural phenomenon. McGrath and his partner, Roseann McGregor, capture their subjects in a way that viewers will re-think everyday flora and fauna. Their photographs depict out-of-the-way locations and exotic species otherwise hidden from view.

Steve McGrath has been a freelance nature photographer and digital photography teacher since 1991. He studied with the New York Institute of Photography, is an active member of the Gateway Camera Club, and has won a variety of ribbons and awards for his work. His favorite places to shoot are Acadia National Park, Cape Cod, and Bryce Canyon in Utah.

Roseann McGregor has been a freelance nature photographer since 2002. Published in the 2005 Greyhound Project Calendar, she has won numerous awards including the Superintendents Award at the Woodstock, CT State Fair. Her photgraphic interests include Shenendoah National Park, the White Mountains, and the Berkshires.

Admission to the Wayside Inn Gallery is free and open to the public every day from 9am to 8pm, with artwork sales benefiting the non-profit mission of Longellow's Wayside Inn. A call ahead to the gallery is advised before visiting. For more information, please call 978/443-1776.

Annual Fall Craft Fair

September 13, 2009

Sunday, 9:30am to 4:30pm

Located in the South Field across the street from Longfellow's Wayside Inn, tented exhibit of fine crafts. Free parking available. For more information call show manager Joyce Endee at 603/528-4014.

The Annual Colonial Faire and Muster of Companies of Fifes and Drums

September 26, 2009

Saturday, 10am to 4pm

This much anticipated rain-or-shine re-enactment event is the highlight
of the Sudbury Militia and Minute season, with living history
demonstrations, children's games and activities, fife and drum muster,
crafts, food, and a colonial parade at 12 noon! $1 adult admission
includes a raffle to win a $100 gift certificate to Longfellow's Wayside
Inn. Children 12 and under admitted free. Visit www.sudburyminutemen.org
for more information about the re-enactors.