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August 30, - September 5, 2009

Fruit Street, Hopkinton Closed

September 5, 2009 - Fruit Street in Hopkinton is closed between Flanders Road, Westborough and Saddle Hill in Hopkinton as workers replace a drainage culvert that was partially destroyed during this summer's heavy rain storms.  The road is closed to all travelers including bicyclists.






Fruit St between #184 and the Westborough town line will be closed to all traffic from 7am – 3:30 pm on Saturday September 5 to repair a collapsed drainage pipe. Please seek alternate routes.


Mike Mansir

Hopkinton Highway Manager

September 5, 2009 - Thursday EMC filled it's parking lot as hundreds gathered in Southborough to remember EMC founder and CEO Richard J. Egan who died August 28 of this year.

Marlborough Labor Day Festivities

St. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, Marlborough will be hosting their Greek Festival at the corner of Cashman and Central Streets. 9/5 @ 1 - 8 PM; 9/6 # 1 - 8 PM; 9/7 @ 1 - 5 PM

Labor Day Bed Race near City Hall Main Street 9/7 @ 9 - 11 AM

The 58th annual Labor Day Parade starts at Pleasant and Lincoln streets through downtown and ending on Maple Street. There will be Aleppo Shriners, bands, floats, Hallmore Clydesdales, Abe Lincoln and of course the politicians.

First Church in Marlborough Congregational annual Labor Day BBQ at Union Common from 11 - 3 on 9/7.

Musical events at Union Common will be 9/5 @ 7:00 pm the Reminisants and on 9/6 will be the Allens @ 7:00 PM


For more Labor Day activities in MA click here


Have a Safe and Fun Labor Day Weekend

from the Southborough News and our advertisers

Northborough Newcomers' Club announces it's new name "Northborough Neighbors."  The change is a reflection of the fact that the club welcomes all residents, not just those new to town. September the club kicks off a new season, and a whole new club...

What is NN?

The club is a FREE Social Club open to ALL residents of Northborough (new AND old!) , offering community members a way to meet neighbors, build friendships and contribute to the community through a variety of activities. These include: Book Club; Bunco; Dinner Outings; Ladies' Nights Out; Pub Club; Mens Nights;Walking Club; and monthly social gatherings for individuals and couples including theme parties, bowling nights, limo trips to Boston, and progressive socials.  The club also works hard to give back to the community through initiatives like Adopt-a-family, food and clothing drives and fundraising activities.

How do I join?

To join, simply visit www.northboroughneighbors.org and send a request to join our Yahoo Group, where you will receive all club communications. Our only criteria is that you must be a Northborough resident.

And most importantly...

Whether you have already joined, or would just like to see what it's all about, everyone is welcome to join us for Northborough Neighbors Adults Night Out  at Sawyer's Bowladrome

Saturday, October 17th, 7:30 PM

$5 per person, BYOB

Please RSVP by sending an email to rsvp@northboroughneighbors.com

(Warning: If you're actually a good bowler, you might be the only one.)

For more information on Northborough Neighbors, send an email to info@northboroughneighbors.org or, be sure to drop by our Applefest booth to get club information and meet some of our current members!

Labor Day Weekend Festivities Abound

Gloucester Schooner Festival
September 4, 2009 to September 7, 2009
Close to 50 vessels from ports all along the Eastern Seaboard are scheduled to participate in two days of racing, celebration, and events. Participants include Schooner Thomas E. Lannon; Salem’s Schooner Fame; Schooner American Eagle from Rockland, Maine; Schooner Pride of Baltimore II from Maryland; Schooner Bluenose II, Schooner Unicorn, Peacemaker from Georgia. Location: Gloucester Harbor 6 Rowe Square. Information: 978-283-1601 or visit www.capeannvacations.com/schooner. Highlights of the festival include:
Shore events on Saturday, including Gloucester Maritime Heritage Day at Harbor Loop, and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue demonstration.
Lighted boat parade and fireworks display over Gloucester Harbor, Saturday evening
The Grand Harbor Parade of Sail passes the Boulevard promenade (Stacy Boulevard, Route 127) as the schooners head out to sea for the Mayor’s Race visible from both land and sea, Sunday morning

King Richard's Faire -- Carver
September 5, 2009 to October 25, 2009
At King Richard's Faire, the New England Renaissance Festival, enjoy musicians, jugglers, and acrobats, contests and games for all ages, knights on horseback. Enjoy turkey legs, ears of corn,fresh baked cookies, chocolate, wine and beer and a 16th-century marketplace filled with handmade clothing, costumes, pottery, jewelry, toys, leather goods, face painting and more. Dates: Open weekends from September 5 through October 25 and Labor Day and Columbus Day Mondays. Location: 235 Main Street. Time: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: Adult $26; child age 5-11, $15; seniors age 65 or older, $24; Information: 952-238-9915 or visit www.kingrichardsfaire.net

Nantucket Arts Festival
Now through September 7, 2009
A week-long celebration of the cultural arts on Nantucket, featuring theatre, music, dance, visual arts and literary events The Nantucket Arts Festival is annually organized by the Nantucket Arts Council. The Fall Arts Festival will begin on August 28 with the InsomniACK kick-off event and will run through September 7. More than 100 businesses, non-profits, artists and patrons have come together to create this year's festival. Information: NantucketArtsCouncil.org

By the Bay Fine Art and Craft Show – Brewster
September 4, 2009 to September 6, 2009
There is something for every taste and every style at the By the Bay Fine Art & Craft Show. Find everything from a delicate watercolor that accents a room to a piece of sturdy handcrafted furniture. Other items on hand include jewelry, pottery, clothing and stained glass. Go shopping at this unique event during a Cape Cod vacation and find some great souvenirs. This show has featured oils, watercolors, decoys, fine art photography and folk art. Location: 73 Main Street / Route 6A. Time: Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Information: 508-896-2670

New England Arts and Craft Festival -- Topsfield
September 5, 2009 to September 6, 2009
More than 100 booths of arts, crafts, specialty foods, live music and craft demonstrations. Location: Topsfield Fairgrounds, 207 Boston Street, Route 1. Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Adults, $5; ages 14 and younger, free. One admission good for both days. Information: 603-332-2616 or visit www.castleberryfairs.com

Living in Space Exhibit
Boston Children’s Museum -- Boston

Now through September 8, 2009
Living in Space recreates the crew quarters and work areas of the International Space Station. The exhibition allows children to experience the challenging and rewarding collaborative work environment of this historic project. Children will create action plans for their day, select and wear space outfits, prepare and eat a space meal, observe and photograph astronomical phenomenon, perform space experiments, make repairs to the space station and dock the station with a visiting space ship. Location: Boston Children’s Museum, 300 Congress Street. Information: 617-426-6500 or visit www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/

Day Out With Thomas -- Carver
Now through September 7, 2009
Take a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine through the beautiful scenery of the pine groves and cranberry bogs. Children will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, enjoy live children’s entertainment, play and create with LEGO and Duplo in the Imagination Station, and of course enjoy Edaville USA’s fantastic amusement rides. Dates: August 29 and 30 and September 4-7. Location: Edaville USA, 5 Pine Street. Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 877-EDAVILLE or visit http://www.edaville.com

Labor Day Fest -- Newburyport
September 5, 2009 to September 7, 2009
Celebrate the end of the summer in Newburyport. There will be free entertainment for families, food vendors and other vendors run by local charities. Location: Downtown Merrimack Street. Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: 978-463-3746.

Mega Maze Corn Maze -- Sterling
Now through November 15, 2009
Every year brings a whole new puzzle, theme, and challenges are included in the Mega Maze. Davis' Mega Maze features more bridges than any other field maze in the world and the only double-decker bridge. There is more than one solution to the Mega Maze and there are several different levels of intensity at which the maze can be completed. All offer varying degrees of difficulty and a new maze experience. Location: Davis' Mega Maze, 145 Redstone Hill. Time: August 6-Labor Day, open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; September 8-10, closed; September 11-October 31, open weekends only, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; November 1-November 15. open weekends only, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Weather Decisions are made each day by 8 am. Cost: Adults, $16.95; seniors older than 60 and children age 5-12, $12.95. Information: 978-422-8888 or visit www.davisfarmland.com/megamaze.

Mike’s Corn Maze at Warner Farm – Sunderland
Now through October 31, 2009
The 2009 Maze celebrates the 173rd anniversary of the conclusion of the voyage of The HMS Beagle. The maze features the famed British naturalist Charles Darwin with his penetrating gaze chiseled out of solid corn. Darwin is pictured with an assortment of the galapagos finches whose habitats were isolated volcanic islands. Put on your farm appropriate footwear and come for a nature walk along miles of corn-lined trails. No pets. Location: Warner Farm, 25 South Main Street. Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost: Adults over age 13, $9; students and seniors over age 60, $8; children age 4-12, $6. Information: 413-665-8331 or visit www.mikesmaze.com.

Setting the President’s Table: American Presidential China –
Concord Museum -- Concord

Now through October 12, 2009
This special exhibition showcases over 100 pieces of porcelain used by American presidents from Washington to Lincoln to Reagan as they entertained distinguished gatherings of diplomats, celebrities, and royalty at the national “First Table.” This visual history of the American presidency is sure to fascinate anyone with an interest in American history and presidential politics, entertaining and style, collecting and decorative arts. Location: Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Road. Hours: January 5-March 26, Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. March 27-January 4, Monday-Saturday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Open June-August, Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Adults, $10; seniors, $8; students, $8; youth age 6 to 17, $5. Information: 978-369-9763 or visit http://www.concordmuseum.org/

Classic Whaling Prints
New Bedford Whaling Museum – New Bedford

Now through December 31, 2009
The exhibition traces the most important and most influential pictorial images of whaling through four centuries, from one highlight to the next. It also runs some of their origins to ground by showing, along with the prints themselves, the original oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings on which the prints are based, and some of the decorative arts, ceramics, and scrimshaw that, in turn, are based on the prints. Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, noon-4 p.m, open until 9 p.m. every second Thursday. Cost: Adults, $10; senior citizens and students, $9; children age 6–14, $6. Information: 508-991-2204 or visit www.whalingmuseum.org

Setting the President’s Table: American Presidential China –
Concord Museum -- Concord

Now through October 12, 2009
This special exhibition showcases over 100 pieces of porcelain used by American presidents from Washington to Lincoln to Reagan as they entertained distinguished gatherings of diplomats, celebrities, and royalty at the national “First Table.” This visual history of the American presidency is sure to fascinate anyone with an interest in American history and presidential politics, entertaining and style, collecting and decorative arts. Location: Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Road. Hours: January 5-March 26, Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m. March 27-January 4, Monday-Saturday. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Open June-August, Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: Adults, $10; seniors, $8; students, $8; youth age 6 to 17, $5. Information: 978-369-9763 or visit http://www.concordmuseum.org/

Wild Life Captured
D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts -- Springfield

Now through September 30, 2009
The exhibition features woodcut prints that painter, sculptor and printmaker Elliot Offner created during the 1970s and 1980s while teaching at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. As a child, Offner was fascinated by the movement of animals and observed them very carefully. In these images, Offner explored some of his favorite subject matter, including the whooping crane, porcupine, turkey, monarch butterfly, and the unusual trees on the campus of Smith College. Location: D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, 21 Edwards Street. Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Adults, $10; seniors and college students, $7; for children age 3-17, $5. Information: 413-263-6800 or visit www.springfieldmuseums.org



the Asian Long Horned Beetle

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for more information on this destructive unwanted forest and shade tree pest.

Business News:

SOUTHBOROUGH - Averion International Corporation today announced that it has filed an information statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its plan to go private. A majority of the Company’s common shareholders have approved an amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation to affect a reverse stock split in a ratio of 20,500 for 1 (the “Reverse Split”). Shareholders owning fewer than 20,500 shares of common stock immediately prior to the effective date of the Reverse Split, whose shares of common stock would be converted into less than one share in the Reverse Split, will instead have the right to receive a cash payment of $.01 per share immediately prior to the effective date of the Reverse Split. This transaction will be followed immediately by a 1 for 20,500 forward split which will restore continuing stockholders to their original position prior to the Reverse Split.

All aspects of the transaction, including the price to be paid to the cash out shareholders were reviewed and approved by a Special Committee of the Board of Directors made up of independent directors who have no interest in the transaction. The Special Committee relied, in part, on a valuation report prepared by an independent consulting firm.

The purpose of the going private transaction is to reduce the costs and administrative burdens of operating a public company while at the same time allowing shareholders with small holdings in the Company to immediately realize the value of their investment through their receipt of per share consideration in the amount of $.01 per share. Following the transaction, the Company expects to have fewer than 300 shareholders of record as defined by SEC rules, which will enable the Company to cease registration of its common stock under the 1934 Securities Act. Effective on and following the termination of the registration of the Company’s common stock under the 1934 Act, the Company will no longer be required to file annual, quarterly and other reports with the SEC.

Commenting on this development, James McGuire, Chairman of the Board, stated, “Averion is a successful provider of clinical research services in a very competitive business environment. The increasing cost and time associated with public company regulatory compliance required a significant amount of expense and management resources with no tangible benefit to our shareholders. Once the Company completes its remaining filing obligations with the SEC, Averion will be considered a private company.”

For a complete description of the transaction, please see the Information Statement we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission which may be accessed on the Investor Relations page on Averion International Corp.’s website at www.averionintl.com

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Arts Center at Southborough
September 2009
In This Issue
Fall Preview
Featured Workshops
Movement Classes
Call for Supplies
Quick Links

Call for Artists

Periodically art associations, craft fairs and galleries are looking for submissions. This box will have the quick link to the email/website that can offer more information.

Post Road Arts Center, Miniature Show

Westborough Cultural Council, Arts in Common

For our juried show or the holiday shop please email for details.
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Good Morning,

Welcome back to the swing of things! School has started, Labor day is upon us and a chill is in the air. In this issue you'll find workshops, links and updates on the art scene in Southborough.

Fall Preview
 We're gearing up for an exciting year at the Arts Center. Our fall 7 week session kicks off on September 28th and we have a fun line up ahead of us.

For the adults this fall is focused on workshops that will segue into session classes in January, if they peak some interest. Even if you can't make a particular date, please send an email if you'd be interested to take a certain class.

November 14th is a busy day for the Arts Center - put it on your calendar! Our holiday shop, juried show and a kids concert are on the docket. For the holiday sale, we've teamed up with the Southborough Crafters and other local artists - it should be a great place to grab all of your holiday gifts. (Like last year, the November issue of this e-newsletter will feature all of the local sales and open studios in the area for all of your off the beaten path shopping trips)

Most exciting of all is the "Nature of Southborough" project. If you haven't heard, all of the 2nd & 3rd graders (now 3rd & 4th graders) in town have designed and painted a 6x6 ceramic tile in the art classes last year. The tiles have been fired and are being installed on panels as I type. There will be an exhibit at Woodward and some on display at Heritage Day. The kids did an amazing job and the MCC (Massachusetts Cultural Council) grant money was well used!

Oh, and to give it away a bit early... our project at Heritage Day is going to be painting tiles. Come create your own scene of Southborough on a 6x6 ceramic tile.
Featured Workshops

Life Drawing, September 22nd 7-10pm, $20
Dust off those pencils, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, you name it and each month this fall there will be a Tuesday evening "workshop" with a model (will alternate between male and female models). No instruction included and any material you'd like to work with you bring. Register for all 4 workshops and receive a discounted price. We need 4 confirmed registrations to run the class.

Digital Photography & Editing Series
September & October
Michelle Sheppard is once again offering some photo editing and basic camera classes. If you missed her workshops last year, here they are again! New for the fall is a six week session that will allow participants to work each week on mastering Photo Shop Elements. October 13th is an open workshop, so bring your questions! We have wireless access in the classroom and the projector will  help keep every learner on the same page. For more information click here.
Featured Classes
 Check out our children's classes for the fall here. New to the docket are some creative movement classes for kids (that correspond with art classes for your other child). Jen Silverberg who also is offering an adult Nia class has developed a children's movement curriculum that is incredible.

Combining the technique of all dance and athletic forms, Jen helps the kids find their center and creative core. Friday mornings are a "family jam" session - where all ages, including care givers can come enjoy a movement class.
Membership - 
Arts Building Warhol Style Our members are important to us. Your support is what funds our entire operation. If you haven't renewed your membership please consider doing so. We now accept paypal and have a monthly donation option that will bill for a year at the rate of $5/month or $10/month. To find out more click here.
Call for Supplies -
 Do you have scrap fabric, buttons, yarn,  lonely socks that don't have a purpose? We'd love to use them for our kids classes! Socks make excellent beginning sewing projects and can turn into dolls, puppets and monsters in young hands.
Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, concerns or would like to register. Please contact me - email is best.
Emily van Nort
508 481 9351


James B. MacArthur



James B. MacArthur, 76, of Marlborough and formerly a long time Southborough resident, died on September 1, 2009.

He was the husband of Charlotte (Grace) MacArthur for the past 54 years.

Mr. MacArthur was a 1952 graduate of the former Peter’s High School in Southborough and earned an associates degree from Boston University.

He was a supervisor for Boston Edison for 37 years. He also served in the Army National Guard for 26 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant.

Mr. MacArthur was a past treasurer of Dedham Rotary Club.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Lee-Ann Hamlin & her husband Stephen of Berlin; Brian MacArthur of Marlborough; Paul MacArthur & his wife Katie of Southborough; 2 sisters June Spiller & her husband William of Southborough; Gertrude Lamb of Pomfret, CT; 8 grandchildren

Visiting hours will be on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 4 to 8 PM at Morris Funeral Home, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com) 40 Main St. Southborough.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 4, at 11 AM at 1st United Methodist Church, 120 W. Main St. Westborough. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Assoc. 300 Congress St. #501 Boston 02210

Plan Ahead to Avoid Hotspots
Labor Day Weekend Traffic

Drivers are urged to plan their travel accordingly to avoid peak traffic volumes. Historically the heaviest Labor Day weekend traffic on I-90 (MassPike) occurs Thursday and Friday in the westbound direction and Monday in the eastbound direction from 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., especially at the I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge. Traffic at Exit 9 has averaged 36,000 vehicles on the Monday of Labor Day weekend.

On I-90 traffic will also be heavy at Exit 11A [I-495], which handles cars headed south to Cape Cod and north to New Hampshire and Maine. An estimated 40,000 vehicles will use this interchange on Friday of Labor Day weekend. Traffic at Exit 10 (I-290) interchange will be busy as well. The Tanglewood Jazz Festival will bring extra volume at Exit 2 in Lee.
Cape Cod-bound traffic can be expected to begin to slow down during the early afternoon hours of Friday, Sept. 4 along Route 3 southbound and Route 25 eastbound. The traffic backups could begin earlier if weather conditions are favorable. MassHighway will provide message boards in the vicinity of the Sagamore and Bourne bridges.
Outbound traffic from the Cape should begin increasing late morning Monday (Labor Day) and continue through the evening hours. Delays are often experienced on Route 3 northbound from Plymouth to Braintree.

Lane shifts and lane drops will be at the following locations:

* Middleboro/Raynham line, I-495 northbound - permanent lane split with Jersey barriers at the Taunton River Bridge for construction of center deck section. Breakdown lane closed with two lanes of thru traffic.
* Fall River - I-195 eastbound and westbound at Government Center lane drop - permanent high speed lane closure for bridge painting and fire proof installations. Breakdown lane closed with two lanes of thru traffic.
* Somerset - I-195 eastbound at Route 103 - Right lanes closed with Jersey barriers for excavation beneath the overpass. Breakdown lane closed with two lanes of thru traffic.
* New Bedford - I-195 eastbound and westbound at Route 140 - lane shifts to low speed side. Breakdown lanes closed with two lanes of thru traffic.
Traffic crossing into New Hampshire on I-93 and I-95 will be heavy on Friday afternoon, with backups on I-95 northbound and I-495 northbound near Salisbury associated with the New Hampshire I-95 tolls. Heavy traffic is expected on I-93 and I-95 in the afternoon and early evening hours Monday.
Traffic in and out of New Hampshire will experience lane shifts and drops at the following locations:

* Wilmington/Tewksbury, I-93 northbound lane drop beginning just north of Exit 41 (Route 125) and continuing to the New Hampshire border. The breakdown lane will be in use with trucks excluded on weekdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. From the New Hampshire border southbound I-93 will have three lanes in operation and expand to four just north of Exit 41. The breakdown lane will be in use with trucks excluded on weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.
* Newburyport - I-95 northbound lane drop beginning just north of Exit 57 (Route 113) in Newburyport and continuing over the Whittier Bridge Merrimack River crossing to the I-495 - I-95 interchange, where the roadway transitions back to four lanes to the New Hampshire border.
* Salisbury - I-95 southbound lane drop beginning at the I-495 south exits in Salisbury to the Whittier Bridge Merrimack River crossing to the area just north of Exit 57 (Route 113) in Newburyport.

Drivers are invited to call 511 for route specific information. Compliments of McDonalds and Gulf, free coffee will be served at the 11 service plazas along the Turnpike on Monday night into Tuesday morning, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.


St. Matthew Annual
Golf Tournament

We are now preparing for our annual golf outing on Monday, September 14, 2009 at the Framingham Country Club in support of the St. Matthew, Mary S. Aikens, Murphy Family Scholarship.

Registration forms are available at the exits of the church. OR download the Golf tournament supporter letter or the Golf Registration Form. We need gifts, sponsors, and players. Please contact the Parish Office at 508-485-2285 or office@stmatthewsb.org for more information.


FALL 2009




















Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund benefit in memory of LCpl. Kevin Preach

Maynard Elks Club, 34 Powdermill Road, Maynard, MA on September 26th from 7 to midnight

Kevin Preach Memorial Dance, Maynard, MA

Come see the band "Coming Alive" and dance to their music and enjoy the evening while supporting a great cause!

The Chambers family is once again rallying the town of Maynard by hosting a Dance to support the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.  They will be featuring the band "Coming Alive" who play music from the 60's and 70's. 

There will be raffles for baskets and other prizes drawn throughout the night. 

The Dance will be held at the Maynard Elks Club, 34 Powdermill Road, Maynard MA on September 26th from 7 to midnight.   Hope to see you there!


For More information on the Marine Semper Fi Fund

click here

Gift of Land Largest in Southborough History

SOLF members clearing brush from the Lane at the new Beals Preserve

Please join us on Sunday, September 27, 2009, when the Southborough Open Land Foundation
(“SOLF”) hosts The Beals Preserve Celebration to commemorate a gift from the late Philip C. Beals of an initial half-interest in a beautiful 55-acre parcel of land along the south side of the open channel of the Wachusett Aqueduct. The Elaine and Philip Beals Preserve with its varied habitats, is located off Main St. across from Chestnut Hill Rd.

Events will include guided nature walks by leading naturalists Peter Alden and Jeff Collins, the chance
to talk with well-known nature illustrator/author Gordon Morrison at work, acoustic bluegrass music by
the Railroad House Band,a scavenger hunt, a scarecrow contest, a presentation by “Animal Adventures,” a silent auction, and regional artists painting the views. Refreshments, autographed nature books by our presenters and original paintings of the area will be available for sale.

Since 1988 SOLF has helped to preserve and protect the rural character of Southborough MA. Today SOLF manages 17 properties with 180 acres of open fields, woods, hiking trails, stonewalls and vernal pools for public benefit. In 2006, SOLF helped to educate town citizens on why to buy a conservation restriction which is held by the town on the 109 acre Chestnut Hill Farm, thereby protecting this unique land for future generations to enjoy. Admission is free. Join us, rain or Shine.      
Whit Beals and his Chain saw

Help SOLF thank the Beals family for their gift by joining in this Celebration and learning more about this wonderful tract of land. For more details visit SOLF.org

Deborah Costine
Puppets and Nature Art
email: deborahcostine@verizon.net

SOLF members Whitney Beals, Bill Sines and Andrew Miller clearing tails

More Summer Night Shots

Letter to the Editor

Hello Everyone,

I would like to give a special thanks to all that made Summer Nights a HUGE success.  Southborough is grateful to have Town employees that are heavily involved with all our community events which includes numerous meetings, set up, clean up, and most of all, keeping us safe.  There is a lot of work that goes into Summer Nights that begins at least six months prior and I would like to recognize some of the leaders involved in the process from the beginning.

Robin Martin, Summer Nights Founder & Coordinator

John Mauro, Fire Chief

Jane Moran, Acting Police Chief

Neal Aspesi, Southborough Emergency Management

Karen Galligan & Chris Leroy, DPW

Jane O’Sullivan, Recreation Department

Please pass on my thanks to your teams.

We also had a large number of volunteers this year that made my job a lot easier.  I enjoyed meeting and working with you all, I hope to see you again next year. 

Thank you!!

Doreen Ferguson, Director

Southborough Recreation

21 Highland St.

Southborough, MA  01772

phone: 508-229-4452

fax: 508-485-7189


Kindergroup is the Cradle of Friendship

For 32 years the frequent answer to how a Southborough mom met her lifelong friends is, “Kindergroup.” 

 Kindergroup is a playgroup for kids aged 0 and up.  It creates a social scene, day and night, for parents of very young children who might not otherwise find a way to do so.  Kindergroup is full of people eager to make friends.  It is a mom or dad’s chance to get to know the people they will be around for the next 15 school years. 

Beloved Southborough traditions such as Santa Day and the Easter Egg Hunt, are made possible by Kindergroup.

On September 16, 2009, Kindergroup will kickoff the school year with its annual cocktail party and the playgroup will begin meeting the week of September 21, 2009.

If you have questions about joining, check out www.kindergroup.com   and contact Kathryn Marous, Membership Coordinator at kmarous@kindergroup.com  (photo by Lisa Tommaney)

All girls interested in becoming Girl Scouts are invited to come to the Southborough Girl Scout registration night on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, between 7 and 8:30, at the Neary Elementary School, 53 Parkerville, Road, Southborough.  For information call 508-229-2854.


Events & Essentials E-news







In the News...

Researchers may have found a way to identify those most at risk of developing Alzheimer's long before symptoms develop - simply by asking them whether they recognize celebrities such as Britney Spears and Johnny Carson. TIME  Read More

Symposium features Dr. Bennett of HBO Project

The Simons Research Symposium on Wednesday, October 21 at the Westin Waltham Hotel features Dr. David A. Bennett whose research was featured in the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary, "The Alzheimer's Project - Momentum in Science." He is perhaps best known for his work on the Religious Orders Study and the Rush Memory and Aging Project, the two largest, ongoing, multi-year studies of aging and Alzheimer's disease. Click Here to reserve your seat(s) at this exciting research event. Free and open to the public. 

Learn More About Alzheimer's 

Maintain Your Brain: September 15 (Tuesday), 11-12 noon
East Bridgewater
Legal and Financial: Sept 17 (Thursday), 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Easthampton COA 
Caring For People With Alzheimer's: Train The Trainer: a program for health care professionals 
September 29 (Tuesday), 8:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Call 617.868.6718 for information and to Register. 

Alzheimer Advocacy Action: Join Us!

Planning on attending Memory Walk?  Make sure to stop by the Advocacy Action table and find out about the Alzheimer's Association's public policy actions this year!  Pick up information on local and federal laws and pending legislation. Sign one of our postcards to your legislator or the Governor, asking them to support the Alzheimer's issues and help people and their families coping with the disease! You can help us make a difference for families.

Check out the new and improved Advocacy page on our web site!  See photos and film clips from Advocacy Action Day at the State House in Massachusetts this past year.  Read about the bills we are promoting at the State House and get all the up-to-date info you need. Sign up to be an advocate and find out exactly what you can do to MOVE the cause forward! Click Here to learn more.

For more information contact Jennifer Carter at 617.868.6718 x2027 or e-mail jennifer.carter@alz.org.


Who is taking care of you?

WomanIf you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's or other dementia, who's taking care of you?
While September is the month for students to begin their studies anew, it is also a good time for you to start afresh. Many of our Helpline callers are caring for someone with Alzheimer's while also managing their own chronic illnesses. This "double-duty" can lead them, and you, to neglect your health, possibly mismanage medications, or to miss important medical appointments. You may feel that you just can't take the time to visit a family support group or to seek other help and resources proven to reduce the stress of round-the-clock Alzheimer's care. We can help. Take some time now to call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900. English and Spanish-speaking care specialists are available, as is support in other languages. Please also explore the links below.

Become a Support Group Leader

Support Group Leader Basic Training on Thursday October 22nd at the Chelmsford Senior, Center in North Chelmsford. The training is from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
The Basic Training seminar is designed  for  professionals and former family caregivers who want to become facilitators for
Alzheimer caregiver support groups. The program focuses on the  fundamentals of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, group dynamics, special problems and concerns in Alzheimer caregiver groups, group management and promotion, and group leader roles and responsibilities.  
CEUs: Social Work 5.5; Nursing 6 .6; LMHC 5.5; Activity Professionals  5.5.
Cost:  $75,  includes materials and lunch.
Call 617.868.6718 to register. 

Take Control of Alzheimer's Disease

Techniques for Early-Stage Persons with Memory Impairments
Taking Control is a four-part educational series for people with early-stage memory disorders including Alzheimer's disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment and their families. The course covers the nature of memory loss; lifestyle changes that can help including diet, exercise, and social engagement; coping strategies, and planning for the future. The program will be offered in North Andover on September 23 and 30 and October 7 and 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m. all evenings. The series is free, but pre-registration is required.  A new early-stage support group will follow the series for those who are interested. To register for the program, please contactNicole McGurin or 617.393.2005.

Earn Chance to Win Vegas Vacation

The Harrah's Entertainment "Raise to Win" is an incentive program that gives every Memory Walk® participant who raises $500 by Nov 30 an opportunity to win a Las Vegas vacation package.  Harrah's Entertainment is donating the Las Vegas package complete with a three day, two night stay at Bally's Las Vegas with a $150 gift certificate to Bally's Steakhouse, plus two tickets to a fabulous Las Vegas show!  For complete rules, please visit  Click Here to Learn More.

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Memory Walk season is in full force!  Our first walks are September 12 & 13.  Get onboard and fight the disease by forming a team. 

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Purple with a Purpose

Purple Ribbon

World Alzheimer's Day is Monday, September 21. We invite you to GO PURPLE with a free ribbon kit. Just click on the ribbon to order yours.

Also, check out PURPLE with a PURPOSE donuts new for World Awareness awareness at participating Dunkin Donuts.

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GEOMAGNETIC MEGASTORM: Northern Lights swept over Cuba and Hawaii. Telegraph offices caught fire.  Earth's magnetic field shook for nearly a week. That's what happened 150 years ago today when our planet experienced a shocking "geomagnetic megastorm."  Could it happen again? Today's story on http://spaceweather.com explores the possibilities. 

VANISHING MOONS OF JUPITER:  Tonight, Sept. 2nd and 3rd, for the first time in many years, the moons of Jupiter are going to disappear. At least that's how it will seem when Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto line up in front of and behind the giant planet. A casual look through a backyard telescope will show no moons at all. The 2-hour vanishing act begins at 9:43 p.m PDT on Sept. 2nd (4:43 UT on Sept. 3rd). Check http://spaceweather.com a sky map, animations and more information.

This is just a reminder that all flags should have been returned to full staff on sunset on Sunday.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Boys Varsity Golf @ Westboro High School
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Boys Varsity Golf @ Maynard High School


Yapp Conservation Land, Newtown Road, Littleton

Sunday September 13, 1:00-3:00pm

In July 2009, SVT and the Town of Littleton, with assistance from the Littleton Conservation Trust, permanently conserved an important 53-acre property on Newtown Road in Littleton.  Join SVT and LCT on a walk of this property to celebrate its permanent protection.  SVT Director of Land Protection Christa Collins and Rick Findlay from the Littleton Conservation Trust will lead.  Free, No Registration Required

For additional questions or information, visit www.svtweb.org or call 978-443-5588.

Nature Painting Workshop with Cecilia Sharma

Sudbury Valley Trustees

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

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

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 a two-session class led by Museum School instructor Cecilia Sharma.  Cecilia is an award-winning designer and artist whose work has been exhibited at the Danforth 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, N.J. 

Registration Required. Fee (covers both days): SVT Members: $40, Non-Members: $50.

Dazzling Display

September 1, 2009 - The Fireworks lit up the Southborough Skies during Summer Nights.



 (SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., September 2, 2009) – Southborough Extended Day Program, Inc. welcomes a new Executive Director, Karen Isaacson.  Karen, a working mom, has a rich background in leading child-centered programs and looks forward to bringing a fresh perspective to Southborough Extended Day. 

In her role as Executive Director at SEDP, Karen is responsible for all daily program operations including maintaining solid business practices and management, staff supervision, recruitment and training, budgeting and financial reporting, curriculum development, internal and external communication, compliance with Department of Early Education and Care regulations, and working closely with the SEDP Board of Directors on program policies and operations.

Karen holds a Masters in Early Childhood Education from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelors of Science in Child and Family Studies from the University of New Hampshire.  She is certified by the EEC as a Director II and Lead Teacher; and is actively pursuing further certification through DOE Early Childhood for students with and without disabilities. Karen is a member of NAEYC (national association for the education of young children) and NAA (national afterschool association).

Karen is thrilled to be in Southborough and welcomes the community to come by and learn more about the program.  To learn more about Karen’s background, program information, or to sign up for out-of-school care, simply call (508) 481-9353, or visit the Southborough Extended Day Program’s website at www.southboroughextendedday.com

James B. MacArthur



James B. MacArthur, 76, of Marlborough and formerly a long time Southborough resident, died on September 1, 2009.

He was the husband of Charlotte (Grace) MacArthur for the past 54 years.

Mr. MacArthur was a 1952 graduate of the former Peter’s High School in Southborough and earned an associates degree from Boston University.

He was a supervisor for Boston Edison for 37 years. He also served in the Army National Guard for 26 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant.

Mr. MacArthur was a past treasurer of Dedham Rotary Club.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Lee-Ann Hamlin & her husband Stephen of Berlin; Brian MacArthur of Marlborough; Paul MacArthur & his wife Katie of Southborough; 2 sisters June Spiller & her husband William of Southborough; Gertrude Lamb of Pomfret, CT; 8 grandchildren

Visiting hours will be on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 4 to 8 PM at Morris Funeral Home, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com) 40 Main St. Southborough.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Sept. 4, at 11 AM at 1st United Methodist Church, 120 W. Main St. Westborough. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Assoc. 300 Congress St. #501 Boston 02210

Upcoming Charity Walks

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Boston Marathon® Jimmy Fund Walk
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The Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk allows participants to follow the course of the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon to honor friends, family, co-workers, and patients facing all forms of cancer. Over the past 20 years, the Walk has contributed more than $60 million to support cancer research and care at Dana-Farber.

Walkers choose from one of five route options designed for everyone from the marathon enthusiast to the youngest walker. There is also a virtual Walker option for those who can't make it to the event.

Join us on September 13 and make every step count in conquering cancer.

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Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Boys Varsity Golf @ Westboro High School
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Boys Varsity Golf @ Maynard High School

NORTH CONWAY — Registration is now under way for entrants in the World Mud Bowl’s 27th annual Tournament of Mud Parade, set to proceed down North Conway’s Main Street Saturday morning, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m. The theme for this year’s parade and World Mud Bowl is “Creature Muddy Feature,” according to parade chair Bobbi Steele-Marotta, who says the deadline for registering for the parade is Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Hogettes“New this year, we are offering a children’s costume division, so we are hoping local kids will want to get involved, as Mud Bowl truly is a family event,” said Steele-Marotta. All eight teams entered in this year’s World Mud Bowl mud football championships will compete in the team class for floats that best exemplify the “Creature Muddy Feature” theme. In addition, an Open Class will also offer prizes for entries from the community. The parade is sponsored by Amoskeag Beverages LLC. of Bow, longtime sponsors of the World Mud Bowl and distributors of Lite Beer by Miller.
To register, call Steele-Marotta at (603) 496-4404.

Selected to serve as this year’s parade grand marshals are the 20-member restaurants of the Valley Originals independent restaurant association of Mount Washington Valley, who are being honored for their community service and spirit. This year’s World Mud Bowl returns for a 33rd year, with an eight-team, 13-game, double-elimination tourney, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 11 through 13.

The Nashua Mud Gumbys hope to win their fourth straight title and fifth overall when they splash off against the 11-time hometown champion Mount Washington Valley Hogs, the 16-time champion Muddas Football Club of Amherst, the Carrabassett Valley Rats of Kingfield, Maine; the Peabody Predators, the 2005 champion North Shore Mudsharks of Salem, Mass.; the Cumberland (R.I.) Muckaneers and the 2001 champion Merrimack Mudcats of Franklin.

Advance tickets are now on sale at several locations, including Hannaford, The Met, and the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce. Advance three-day tickets are $10. Advance tickets serve as a chance to win one of two $500 drawings Sept. 12 and 13. Daily admission is $6 for adults (14 and older), $4 for children ages 6-13. and free for 5 and under. A family pass (two adults, two children) costs $15. Charitable groups interested in selling tickets receive 25 percent of the gross sales. Contact ticket chair Jackie Howe at the North Conway Day Care Center at 356-5213 for further information.

The World Mud Bowl over the past 33 years has raised $500,000 for charitable organizations, with the primary beneficiaries being the North Conway Day Care Center, the North Conway Community Center and the Carroll County Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

For further information about the World Mud Bowl, call the Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce at 356-5701.
(Photo by Tom Eastman)

Summer Night was a blast!


St. Bernadette School & Parish will host its 17th Annual Community Fall Festival

on Sept. 11th, 5 – 10 PM & Sept. 12th, 10 AM – 10 PM at 266 Main St. in Northborough.  Enjoy family fun with children’s Giant Inflatable Play Land, plus lots of games and activities for both kids and adults.  The fun also includes prizes, sweet treats, flea market, the $10,000 Mega Cash Raffle, Sweepstakes Raffle, gift basket raffles, and more.  General admission is free.


For the first time, the Festival will host a Children’s Favorite Character Breakfast and Magic Show where kids can eat with Elmo, Dora, Clifford, Darth Vader, and other favorite friends.  The chaperoned Teen Dance begins at 7 PM on Saturday.  Dinner at the festival, Porketta on Friday and BBQ Chicken on Saturday, is a tasty tradition.


All-Access ride passes, dinners, and tickets for special events can be purchased in advance by calling 508-393-2838 or emailing stbernadetteparish@charter.net


The St. Bernadette School and Parish community includes over 26 area communities, including this one.  All Festival proceeds will benefit parish and school programs including financial aid, academics, athletics and the arts.


For more information regarding this email only, please feel free to email me at silva-albert@comcast.net or call 508-485-0105.


Southborough meetings

August 31- September 4, 2009





ADVISORY COMMITTEE Aug 31 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Aug 31 5:30  PM Hearing room town house
Sept 1 6:30PM Meeting room fire station
PLANNING BOARD [attending Zoning Advisory Committee meeting] Sept 2 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
ZONING ADVISORY COMMITTEE [ZAC] Sept 2 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Aug 26 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Aug 27 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
31 Monday Sep 1 Tuesday 2 Wednesday 3 Thursday 4 Friday 5Saturday 6 Sunday
8:30am Health Clinic
8:30am Walking Group
9:30am Pool
8:30am Health Clinic
9am Friday Hours
9am Dr. Cooper
10am Bocci
2pm Fitness
9:30am Mah Jongg
10am Canasta
9:30am Cribbage
12pm Ping Pong
10am Bocci
2pm Fitness
12pm Pitch
12pm Pitch

Click here for the new Senior Center Website

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.


A New facility within a  very short commute of Southborough, just over the Westborough line at Southville Road and Old Flanders Road.  State of the art equipment, skilled veterinarians, assistants and office personnel and a truly one of a kind cat kennel.  Check out Healthy Paws by clicking here.  Lots of information in their quarterly publications including this information on poisonous plants to keep out of reach of your pet.

10 Poisonous Plants For Pets

1. Lilies: Highly toxic to cats. Even the ingestion of small amount can cause severe kidney damage.

2. Marijuana: Ingestion by companion animals can result in depression of the central nervous system, in coordination, vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, increased heart rate; even seizures an coma.

3. Sago Palm: All parts of this plant are poisonous but the seeds or “nuts” contain the largest amount of toxin. The Ingestion of just one or two seeds can result in vomit-ing, diarrhea, depression, seizures and liver failure.

4. Tulip/Narcissus bulbs: The bulb portion contains toxins that can cause in-tense gastrointestinal irritation, drooling, loss of appetite, depression of the central nervous system, convulsions and cardiac abnormalities.

5. Azalea/Rhododendron: Ingestion can produce vomiting, drooling, diarrhea, weakness and depression of the central nervous system. Severe azalea poisoning could lead to coma and death from cardiovascular collapse.

6. Oleander: All parts are considered toxic, as they contain cardiac glycosides that can cause serious side effects—including gastrointestinal irritation, abnormal heart function, hypothermia and even death.

7. Amaryllis: A common garden plant popular around Easter, contain toxins that can cause vomiting depression, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hypersalivation, anorexia, and tremors.

8. Chrysanthemum: Contain Pyrethrins that may pro-duce gastrointestinal upset, including drooling, vomiting and diarrhea, if eaten. In some cases depression and loss of coordination may result if enough of the plant is consumed.

9. English Ivy: Also called branching ivy, glacier ivy, sweetheart ivy and California ivy. Should a pet ingest this plant vomiting, abdominal pain, hypersalivation, and diar-rhea can result.

10. Peace Lily (AKA Mauna Loa Peace Lily): Contains calcium oxalate crystals that can cause oral irritation, excessive drooling, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing, intense burning and irritation of the mouth, lips and tongue.

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

Open House


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

Anne Marie's Dance Center offers new Adult Classes 2009-2010

Ballet Basics

Thursday mornings 10:15 – 11:15

(8 week session running September 17th – November 5th, 2009)

This class is for adults with little or no ballet experience, or adults that are interested in brushing

up on ballet basics. This class is taught by Annemarie Fairhurst and subject to sufficient


Adult Ballet

Thursday nights 7:45 – 8:45

This is a year long class for adults who have previous ballet training. This class is taught by

Wendy Garland and subject to sufficient enrollment.

Hip Hop Basics

Tuesday afternoons 12:00 – 1:00

(8 week session running September 17th – November 5th, 2009)

This class is for adults with little or no dance experience. Hip hop basics will begin with a

cardiovascular warm-up, strength training and end with a combination to keep your heart rate

pumping. This class is taught by Chrissy Reynolds and subject to sufficient enrollment.

Adult Jazz/Hip Hop

Tuesday nights 8:00 – 9:00

This class is a year long class for adults with some jazz and/or hip hop experience. This class will

flip flop throughout the year between jazz technique and hip hop class. During jazz, adults will

warm up, travel across the floor and learn a combination to be danced center. Hip hop class will

consist of cardiovascular work-out, strength training and a hip hop combination. There is a

possibility to perform at the end of the year recital if interested. This class is taught by Chrissy

Reynolds and subject to sufficient enrollment.

Tap Basics

Thursday Mornings 9:30 – 10:15

(8 week session running September 17th – November 5th, 2009)

This class is for adults with little or no tap experience. Come and learn to tap! Tap terminology

and basic combinations will be taught by Annemarie Fairhurst and subject to sufficient


Adult Tap

Monday nights 8:00 – 8:45

This class is a year long class for adults who have a basic knowledge of tap. There is a possibility

to perform at the end of the year recital if interested. This class is taught by Annemarie

Fairhurst and subject to sufficient enrollment.

Advanced Tap

Wednesday night 8:15 – 9:00

This class is a year-long class for adults who have studied tap for a number or years. Must have

mastered basic tap steps like time steps, pull backs, riffs, turns, etc. There is a possibility to

perform at the end of the year recital if interested. This class is taught by Wendy Garland and is

subject to sufficient enrollment.


Mary E. Smith



Mary E. Smith SOUTHBOROUGH Mary E. (Reidy) (Chamberlin) Smith, died on August 25, 2009 at the Wayside House hospice in Wayland after a long illness. She was 66 years old. She was the wife of the late Dr. Gerald L. Smith. She leaves five children, Paul Chamberlin, MD and wife, Maria Aristondo, of La Jolla, Calif.; Christine Chamberlin and wife Melissa Jacks of Shrewsbury; Joseph Chamberlin and wife, Anne Chamberlin, of Milton; Kate Chamberlin of Southborough; and Patrick A. Smith of Boston. She also leaves a brother, Francis P. Reidy and wife Helen, of Saugus, MA; a sister, Patricia Guthrie and husband, Charles, of Boston, MA; and sister Kathleen McCormack and husband Robert, of Arlington, MA. She was the daughter of the late Patrick F. Reidy and Kathleen T. (Sullivan) Reidy. She also leaves six grandchildren, Sean Garofalo, Lucas and Elene Chamberlin, Ava and Katherine Jacks and Kylie Chamberlin. She also leaves dear friend Paul Chamberlin of Shrewsbury, MA. Mary graduated from Cathedral High School and obtained an Associates Degree in Science, Nursing from Quinsigamond Community College. She worked as a Staff Nurse at St. Vincents Hospital and as a blood bank nurse at the American Red Cross in Worcester. She worked 10 years as the Nurse Manager of the Blood Donor Program at UMass Medical Center. After retiring, Mary devoted her time, love, zest for life, and affection to volunteer work, travel, and doting on her family and growing brood of grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, September 4, 2009 at 11AM at the First Parish in Framingham, 24 Vernon St., (at Framingham Center) Framingham. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Arrangements are entrusted to Norton Funeral Home, (www.nortonfuneralhome.com) 53 Beech St., Framingham. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New Beginnings Program at the Bethany Hill School, 89 Bethany Road, Framingham (617.755.6001).


 Richard J. Egan

EGAN, Ambassador Richard J. Founder and Chairman Emeritus of EMC Corp. and former United States Ambassador to Ireland, passed away Friday at his home after a battle with lung cancer. He was 73. Born in Dorchester, he was the son of the late Constance and Kenneth Egan. Mr. Egan rose from humble roots to become a leader of the American technology and business sectors, founding EMC in 1979 and turning it into a global leader in data storage software and hardware with more than 40,000 employees worldwide. Mr. Egan resided in Hopkinton for many years, until recently moving to Boston and Boca Raton, Florida. After graduating in 1953 from Boston Technical High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17, serving as a helicopter Crew Chief during the Korean War. After returning from service, Mr. Egan received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1961 from Northeastern University. He remained dedicated to Northeastern throughout his life, serving as a Trustee for many years. The University honored him and his wife in 1996 with the naming of The Maureen and Richard J. Egan Engineering and Science Research Center. Mr. Egan did graduate work at MIT's Draper Laboratory as part of the team that developed the Apollo guidance system. In 1994, Mr. Egan was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine. He was also named New England's Master Entrepreneur of the year, and received many other honors and awards for his business leadership and philanthropic efforts. In 2001, Mr. Egan was appointed Ambassador to Ireland by President George W. Bush, serving until 2003. Mr. Egan supported numerous charities and causes throughout his lifetime, such as the Boy Scouts of America, Children's Hospital, UMASS-Memorial Healthcare, and numerous educational institutions. He also established the Hopkinton Technology for Education Foundation. Dick is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Maureen (Fitzgerald) Egan. He was the loving father of John Egan and his wife Pamela, Michael Egan and his wife Donna, Maureen Petracca and her husband Paul, Christopher Egan and his wife Jean, Catherine Walkey and her husband Rod. Mr. Egan was also the devoted grandfather to 15 grandchildren and is also survived by his sister Beverly Egan, many nieces and nephews, in-laws, and good friends. In remembering Dick, his wife Maureen said, "I am greatly saddened and will miss him terribly, but he'll always be with me." Family and close friends are invited to a memorial gathering on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 4-7 PM at the Orchard Barn on Country Way in Hopkinton. A public service will be held Thursday, Sept. 3 with visitation from 4-5:30 PM at EMC Corporation, 21 Coslin Dr., Southborough, MA. A memorial service will follow at 5:30 PM. Burial will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com


The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) and Environmental Concern invite educators to participate in a Wetlands Across America workshop in October. Three workshops will be offered in late October in Sudbury and Uxbridge. A Wonders of Wetlands (WOW!) workshop will be offered on October 27, 2009, at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury. Educators who wish to offer a WOW! workshop to other educators will want to enroll in the WOW! Facilitator’s workshop to be held October 28, 2009, at the River Bend Farm in Uxbridge (a WOW! workshop is a pre-requisite to the facilitator training). Finally, educators who wish to explore the process of restoring or creating a wetland on school grounds may sign up for The Planning of Wetlands (POW!) workshop at River Bend Farm on October 29, 2009. Pre-registration is required by October 13, 2009. For more information, costs, or to register, go to www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/education/educators_corner.htm or contact Pam Landry, MassWildlife Education Coordinator, at pam.landry@state.ma.us or at (508) 389-6310.

Framingham Clinics and Events

September Schedule for Open Climbing in Framingham

9/1/2009 1:00 AM

Join us at REI's Climbing Pinnacle. Whether a veteran, beginner, or never experienced the thrill of indoor climbing, this event is for you!

~ Minimum Height Requirement of 42 Inches ~

Open Climbing in Framingham for September 2009
Saturday and Sunday, Sept 5&6 - CLOSED for Labor Day Sale
Family Climb - Thursday, Sept 10 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday, Sept 12&13 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Climb Like a Girl - Thursday, Sept 17 - 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM
Saturday and Sunday, Sept 19&20 - 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Sept 26 - CLOSED for Cochituate Rail Trail Volunteer Day
Sunday, Sept 27 - 1:00 PM - 5:00

FREE for REI Co-op members, $10 for non-members.
Not a member? A lifetime membership is only $20.
All climbers under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian present.
Minimum height: 42 inches

  • Location:REI Framingham Store at the Pinnacle

  • Contact:Framingham REI Customer Service at 508-270-6325

  • Cost:FREE for REI Co-op members, $10 for non-members.

  • Registration Required? No.

  • http://www.rei.com/

Framingham Clinics and Events

Basic Bike Maintenance

9/8/2009 7:00 PM

Learn how to diagnose your bike's needs to get it ready for those long days of biking you have ahead of you. An REI technician will go over practical applications in regards to season long maintenance for wheels and tires, drive train and brakes. If you are tired of having to take your bike into the shop every time you get a flat, this is the class for you. FREE for REI members; $20 for non-members. Not a member? Sign up that day for a lifetime membership of $20. Space is limited, so contact REI Framingham.

  • Location:REI Framingham

  • Contact:REI Framingham Customer Service at 508-270-6325

  • Cost:FREE for Members; $20 for Non-Members.

  • Registration Required? Yes. REI Framingham Customer Service at 508-270-6325

Meals on Wheels

August 29, 2009 - The food gets set and ready to go for yesterdays Meals on Wheels.  Senator Edward M. Kennedy was a key sponsor of the bill that would pass creating the Meals on Wheels program.

A Bridge Going Bad

August 29, 2009 - The wooden railroad bridge on Northborough Road shows nails, splintered and worn.  The bridge is scheduled to be re-inspected in October.  This bridge has had a history of worn timbers having to be replaced over the years.

Southborough Summer Nights


The Southborough Police Department would like to advise its residents of an
upcoming traffic advisory:

The Summer Nights festival will occur at Neary School on
Sunday, August 30th at 5:00 p.m. with a rain
date of Monday, August 31st at the same time.

Parkerville Road will be posted "No Parking" on the east side.
There will be designated "drop off" and "pick up" areas at Lundblad Field.
There will be parking both at the Neary and Trottier school lots.
However, the access road between the schools will be closed to through-traffic.
When exiting you will be directed to exit either via Parkerville Road or
Deerfoot Road. No cars will be allowed to enter either site until all
vehicles have exited after the fireworks have ended.
This is to ensure pedestrian safety.
Thank you for your patience and have a safe and enjoyable evening.