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October 4, - October 10, 2009

As the Leaf Turns

October 10, 2009 - October is a busy month for Southborough. Spectacular fall scenery with the many fields, tree lined streets and Sudbury Reservoir.  Don't forget this weekend is Heritage Day.

Working the Ball

October 10, 2009 - The Boys U - 11 Strikers team take the ball from the Sudbury United.

WWII Re-enactment

October 10, 2009 - The Collings Foundation held their annual Battle for the Airfield WWII re-enactment.  A fascinating event, there will be one more day left to view this tomorrow, Sunday the 11th.  Click the Collings Foundation for more information.

Parade Grand Marshal

This year we are excited to have Dan Kolenda as our Grand Marshal of the Heritage Day Parade.  Dan and his family have lived in Southborough for 15 years.  He has 3 wonderful children that attend Southborough Schools.  Dan’s full time profession is an attorney for Computer Associates, Inc.  Dan has also been in the military for 11 years.  From October 2008 to July 2009 Dan served in the JAG Core over in Iraq.

We are proud to have Dan Kolenda as a member of our community and we acknowledge his commitment and dedication to our Country.  It is fitting to honor him as our Grand Marshal.

For weekend events please visit the recreation website click here.

Livingston Taylor coming to Town!  Concert will be on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. in Algonquin Regional H.S. Auditorium.  Livingston Taylor describes himself as a pop singer.  His performances include his guitar, piano and a five string banjo.  Don’t miss this performance which will be great entertainment for all ages.  Presale ticket price is $30 or $35 at door. 

Sponsored by Friends of Southborough Youth Commission, Inc.  For more info or to get tickets contact:  Lidia at 508 787-1000 ext. 221 Visit our website at www.southboroughfriends.org

The Friends of the Southborough Youth Commission, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Southborough Youth and Family Services.

Don't Forget those Pumpkins!


Sunday – October 11th

9:00am Registration for Heritage Day Road Race-Rotary Club

10:00am Start time for race

**New start location NEARY School**

2:00-6:00pm Historical Society Museum Open House

4:30–6:30pm Light Up Southborough

Pumpkin Drop-off in front of Library

7:00 – 8:30pm Pumpkin Lighting & Viewing On Common St.


The Breakneck Hill Cow Fund

Charity Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament

Woodville Rod and Gun Club

252 Wood Street, Woodville (Hopkinton), MA

Saturday November 21, 2009

FOOD & Registration Starting at 5pm


Cards fly at 6! 

Payouts awarded to Top Finishers based on number of entries!!!!!


Preregister at www.southborobelties.org:  $100

Or Check to BHCF, PO Box 343, Southborough, MA 01772

Day of Registration at the Door: $110

For more info contact: Laurie Bourdon at lpbourdon@aol.com or Mark Paulsen

at marcus_maximus@yahoo.com

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

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Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

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A Little Fall Soccer

October 10, 2009 - Southborough Express tied with the Medway Mustangs 2 - 2 today at Lunblad Field.


Check your clocks and electronics.  Parts of Southborough were without power for about an hour and a half earlier this morning before dawn.

Pumpkin Time

October 9, 2009 - The annual SOS and Chestnut Hill farm pick your own pumpkin fest ended in a dark mist tonight.  Below photos families enjoying the late afternoon with its beautiful foliage.  Whitney Beals took the folks out on his hay wagon for a short tour of the farm with cows, corn and pumpkin patches.

If  A Tree Falls

October 9, 2009 - Would anyone hear it let alone see it?  This tree came down on the dirt road near the SVT Sawink Farm property.  The road connects Westborough's Walker Street to Southborough's Bigelow Road.

WWII Reenactment and Living History Event
October 10th and 11th
Stow, MA

The Collings Foundation is proud to announce the third annual WWII Reenactment, Veteran's roundtable discussion and fall open house.
Picture this:

….An undercover Resistance Fighter met with the Allied Forces and showed the exact coordinates of the German encampment. The night before an elite German force over took a small grass airstrip just a few hundred feet away. The Allied Forces had to gain control of this airfield so they could fly in much-needed supplies. - It was going to be a tough fight.

There were German machine gun nests set up all over the camp perimeter and the dreaded 88mm Cannon was pointed to the sky waiting for the Allied bombers to fly overhead. Another menace was the German Stuka Dive Bomber aircraft lurking in the sky. The Allies knew they needed a lot of firepower. The commanding officer called in two tanks (a Sherman and Chaffee), troop carriers, jeeps, lots of ammo and a M16 half-track with quad mount .50 caliber machine guns. Over fifty Allied troops made their way through the forest hoping to surprise the Germans. – Just when they were getting ready to attack - a German Fiesler Storch reconnaissance aircraft spotted the troops! They opened fire on the Storch, but it was too late. The plane made a quick turn from a practical standstill and landed at the German camp. The pilot alerted the German unit of the advancing Allies. The Allied soldiers knew – it was now or never!

How will the battle end? Will the Allied troops be able to gain control of the airfield and further their advancement? You will have to be here to find out. The Collings Foundation will host a Living History event you will never forget. You will be able to see original equipment from WWII in action. Everything from the cooking utensils to M1 rifles is original. The only event of this type - in the world. – Don’t miss it! More information click here.

WHERE : The World War II reenactment will be held at the Foundation’s Headquarters: 137 Barton Road, Stow MA. For a detailed map go to: www.collingsfoundation.org/directions.
WHEN :  The reenactments and open house takes place over the weekend of October 10th and 11th, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Gate fee is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 years and younger. Reenactments will occur at 11:00 AM and 3:30 PM both Saturday and Sunday. Veterans roundtable discussion occurs at 1:00 PM on both Saturday and Sunday.

Get a birds-eye view of the event! We will be offering PT-17 Stearman and T-6 Texan flights before and after the "battle".
T-6 Texan flights: $450 45-minute flight
PT-17 Stearman flights: $230 1/2 hour flight
Call to reserve flights: 800.568.8924. No reservations needed for general attendance.


Northborough/Southborough Food Allergy Support Group

Has your child been diagnosed with milk, egg, soy, wheat,

peanut, tree nut, fish, shellfish or other food allergy?

The Northborough/Southborough Food Allergy Support Group

meets every other month during the school year.

Our mission is to educate the community and raise awareness

of food allergies. We offer support to one another by sharing

our experiences and resources. We share stories, recipes, tips

and advice. Some meetings include guest speakers such as

nurses, allergists, nutritionists, etc.

If you would like to join our group, our first meeting of the

school year will be held on

Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00pm.

Please contact Linda Ledoux at

ljledoux@comcast.net for additional details.

Fall is Here

 Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist shop has a wide array of colors for planting of this years fall mums.  Why not pick out a pumpkin or stroll the gift shop while there.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Oct. 10
 Boys JV Football VS Leominster High School Algonquin 10:00AM
 Boys Freshman Football @ Leominster High School   10:00AM
 Girls JV Soccer @ Hudson High School   5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Soccer @ Hudson High School   7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Oct. 10
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   9:00AM
 Girls Varsity Soccer @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   11:00AM
 Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   11:30AM
House Help

October 8, 2009 - This house on Parkerville Road was purchased last year through CPA and the Southborough Housing Opportunity Housing Partnership Committee.  Assabet Valley Regional Technical School students are assisting with the renovations.

LUNAR IMPACT:  This Friday morning, Oct 9th, at approximately 4:30 am PDT, NASA's LCROSS spacecraft and its Centaur booster rocket will plunge one after another into a shadowed crater near the Moon's south pole.  The spectacular double-impact will be shown live on NASA TV from the point of view of the LCROSS spacecraft.  Meanwhile, impact debris plumes emerging from the crater may be visible through backyard telescopes. North American sky watchers west of the Mississippi river are favored with darkness and good views of the Moon at the time of impact.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for observing tips and full coverage.

Demystifying the College Application Process at the Southborough Public Library

Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m.

            Wondering where to begin with your child’s college search? Need to know more about the financial aid process? The Southborough Library will host a presentation for parents and care givers to Demystify the College Search, at the Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, on Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Educational Consultant, Judy Zodda, along with Financial Consultant Jack Wang, will bring their expertise to this information session for parents of middle and high school students. This is free and open to the public.  For more information on this or any other program at the library, or to register, call the library at 508-485-5031.

www.YourBeautyIndustry.com   and The Yellow Umbrella Organization

Award $4,000 to the Ultimate Beauty Challenge Championship Team.

The Visionaries receiving their $4,000 check from the Yellow Umbrella Organization.

In celebration of Boston Fashion Week, www.YourBeautyIndustry.com  hosted the Ultimate Beauty Challenge on Sunday night September 27, at the Liberty Hotel. Five teams of hair stylists and makeup artists from New England competed in a 90 minute competition to create the best and most creative look. As the competition started candy was revealed as secret “ingredient” and the teams had to incorporate it into their creation.

The Winning Team was “The Visionaries” and was led by Boston Hairstylist Christopher Kezik. Christopher works out of Daryl Christopher Salon in Boston and is also the hairstylist for Universal/Motown Recording Artists JADA (who were present for the event as well). Kezik and his team wowed the crowd and judges with a hair piece and dress made of human hair. Other team members included Daryl Dottin, Davisha Dadone and Lyutsiya Guerrero.

Teams were judged on creativity and a runway model presentation. Judges included Miss Massachusetts USA Alison Cronin, Platform Artist/Salon Owner Naz Kupelian, Stuff Magazine Editorial Director Erica Corsano, Makeup Artist/Owner of Sarra Boston Lauren Genatossio and Radio Personality Melissa from WJMN Boston.

YourBeautyIndustry.com featured live coverage from the Ultimate Beauty Challenge, with live picture updates and blogs on the site as well as on Facebook and Twitter. The live coverage allowed YourBeautyIndustry.com’s national readers to be part of the event from home.

Guests also received free mini-makeovers during the event from Debra Macki Cosmetics featuring the new eye shadow palette “Debra Macki for the Yellow Umbrella” and glamorous false lashes. Everyone in attendance left with a palette as well as an Action Bag gift bag with goodies from White Sands, Lipstick Queen, Michelle M., Glowelle, Nailene and  more.

The event was sponsored by The Yellow Umbrella Organization; a non-profit created by cancer survivor/musician Christine Baze to encourage the awareness of cervical cancer prevention. Baze teamed up with Celebrity Makeup Artist Debra Macki to launch a new eye shadow palette called “Debra Macki for the Yellow Umbrella” to benefit the organization. For more details and an interview with Debra Macki, visit: www.yourbeautyindustry.com.

For pictures from the event and more information on sponsors, the teams and judges please visit: www.yourbeautyindustry.com


 Above left The Indra Salon Team present their model Carly Marciano on the runway. 

Above right photo The winning look by the Visionaries, Model: Lyutsiya Guerrero

All photos by Michael P. Hennessy/YourBeautyIndustry.com  As added info to this article, this was sent to the Southborough News by Sandie Torres.  Sandie is a 1996 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School and still lives in town raising her family.  Sandi produced the Ultimate Beauty Challenge.

Have You Had your Wheaties?

October 8, 2009 - This display of Cereal covers and toys will only be on display for a short time more at the library.

Brown Paper Tickets


Tomasso & Panzano Logo

Thank you to our Season 14 Sponsor

Tomasso Tattoria, Southborough's premier dining establishment and winner of Best of Boston West, and their sister market Panzano Provviste have teamed up with Steeple to deliver great music and drive more dollars to local charities.

Thank you to Tom and Mary Prince and the rest of the team at Panzano and Tomasso for their generous support!
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Greetings Friends of the Steeple!
I hope you all had a fantastic summer.  We are very excited to begin our 14th season.
Kicking us off will be our very good friends, the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band.  BVBB took over as Steeple's "house band" a few years back when they first filled in for our other very good friends, the Crockets.  If you are not familiar, BVBB is a barrel of fun.  You can't help but feel good while they play and the feeling lingers long after the show.
Opening the show is friend of the Steeple, Ali Rapetti, a very talented, young, up-and-coming singer-songwriter who is studying at Berklee.  We are honored to have Ali open our season and very excited for this show.
I would like to congratulate our sponsor, Tomasso Trattoria and Panzano Provviste on their recent Best of Boston awards.  Among them, our own Tomasso was named Best Restaurant West of Boston.  Our good friend Tom Prince, owner of these two fine establishments along with his great team are partnering with Steeple again for the third season to foster arts and culture in Southborough. 
Be sure to check out the incredible offer Tom has for Steeple patrons this year!  Three courses for $19 at a Best of Boston award winning restaurant that's right around the corner - are you kidding me?


Saturday October 10th @ 7:30 -  Blackstone Valley Bluegrass w/special guest Ali Rapetti.








Some bands are fun to hear and watch.
Some bands are made up of great players.
Blackstone Valley Bluegrass is both!

Together almost 10 years, Blackstone Valley Bluegrass features renown banjo picker Dave Dick, his brother Bob Dick on guitar, Dan Nowlan on mandolin and Ken Taylor on upright bass. Blackstone Valley plays great bluegrass music; the fast ones fast - and the slow ones - with lots of feeling.
Music starts at 7:30 (doors open at 7:00).

In Advance: $14 General/ $11 Students & Seniors
At the Door: $17 General/ $14 Students & Seniors

Order online through Brown Paper Tickets.

Best of Boston
Tomasso's Generous Offer
Exclusive "Dinner & Show" Menu from
Tomasso Trattoria

This season, our sponsor Tomasso Trattoria will be offering a 3 course "Steeple Coffeehouse Pre-Concert" menu for $24 per person ($19 if prepaid with online ticket purchase). It will be available every Saturday that there is a show and is exclusively for concert ticket holders.
For current menu click here.
For complete details click here!
Southborough Food Pantry
As you know, the proceeds from our coffee and dessert go towards great local charities. In keeping with our giving spirit, we're asking guests to bring items for the Southborough Food Pantry to each show.

We'll send an update just prior to the show indicatng the itemsmst needed.

When donating items, please check the expiration dates as the Food Pantry won't be able to use expired items. Thank you!

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

 Girls Varsity Field Hockey VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Field Hockey @ North Middlesex H S   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Soccer VS St. Johns H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Golf @ Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions Twin Springs 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Westboro High School High School 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Cross Country @ Westboro High School High School 3:30PM
 Girls JV Field Hockey VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 5:00PM
 Boys Varsity Football @ Leominster High School Doyle Field 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Northbridge High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Volleyball @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Football VS Littleton High School Football Field 7:00PM

In Control

(L - R-  Dan Strollo, President In Control; Southborough Fire Chief J. Mauro; Michael and Chris Christo of Christo Driving School, Chris Murphy, Shauna & Meghan's dad; Sean Martin, Ben, Tracy and Nicole. Below photos - Nicole is greeted by Chris Murphy; closer shots of the group.  As we went outside to do the photo there was one of the prettiest rainbows many of us had seen in a while. The striking  photo of Meghan and Shauna who had so much to live for and for which the Murphy Sisters Foundation is dedicated to.)

October 7, 2009 - It is nearing a somber date in history for Southborough and Northborough residents. October 13th will mark the fourth year since the loss of Shauna and Meghan Murphy. Their friend Melissa survived the crash. Since the accident, the sister’s parents have committed themselves to keeping other teens save on the roadways. The Murphy Sister’s Foundation was created. Out of this foundation, Christopher and Michelle envisioned mentoring teens through several programs that address speed, drinking and texting while driving. The foundation offers annual scholarships in the sister’s names and the Murphy Sister’s Foundation donates money to Christo’s Driving school and their partner In Control Advanced Driver Training. The money helps to reduce the cost of the Skid School training for young drivers. A student that has taken the course learns the skills needed for a safer drive and can then save money when insuring with Auto companies.

Today, reporters were able to interview several students that have recently attended the In Control program. Southborough resident Tracy said the program helped her immensely. She knows she will react to a driving incident differently now that she has been in the class and learned ways to deal with danger behind the wheel. She said her favorite part of the class was the tailgating activity. Tracy is also glad that she will have a better understanding and knowledge of how to react instantly to a driving incident.

Sean from Northborough said his dad kept mentioning that he should take the program. Sean has been driving for a year and half now and says the skid school class has made him more aware of how to correct driving mistakes in emergencies. He also said that the class was a lot of fun. Nicole from Southborough has been driving for nearly a year now. She also learned a lot from the tailgating part of the class. She had taken her lessons at Christo’s Driving School and had heard about the Murphy Sister’s Foundation. The skid school was also recommended to her by a friend.

Ben comes from Hopkinton and was taking driving lessons from Christo’s. Ben has been behind the wheel nearly two years now since getting his driving permit. Ricky Christo kept mentioning the In Control Skid school class and asked if he would like to try it out and if he liked it to recommend it to his friends. Ben said he learned quite a bit about stopping, preventing accidents, tailgating and acquiring better driving habits. He ended with “Everyone needs this experience to be a better driver.” He would recommend the class for every one of all ages.

The Christo Driving School started in 1951. Michael and Chris now assist with the operation along with mom and dad Ricky and Donna. Chris says all their instructors are required to do sixty-five hours of training before certification as an instructor. The employees have gone through the In Control classes and have monthly meetings on new updates, laws and regulations.

In Control Advanced Driver Training has been focused since 2003 on lowering the number of automobile crashes caused by driver error. The advanced driver training course is four hours long. There are several locations where classes are offered such as Worcester, Weymouth and North Andover. In Control has trained more than 13,000 students. Dan Strollo, President of In Control says, “The dangers facing teen drivers these days are more severe than ever. Young people are growing up accustomed to having all sorts of electronic devices in their vehicle, but these devices are creating dangerous distractions that lead to crashes. We not only need to give teen drivers the skills needed to avoid crashes, but we need to instill a safety-first attitude, so they respect the dangers associated with driving and avoid distractions.

Chris Murphy, President of the Murphy Sisters Foundation says “You cannot put a budget or limitation as to how much a parent can spend on the safety, protection, and training of a teenage driver.” He goes on to say “The car is a lethal weapon and young teens need to know the limitations of a vehicle. We want to raise the level of awareness that a car can kill not only you, but also your passengers and innocent bystanders. By encouraging young teens to attend the voluntary training program, we feel we are better preparing the drivers and will be saving lives.” The foundation has given Christo’s Driving School $5,000 to reduce the cost of students fees to the skid school. The foundation has also donated $12,000 in scholarships and most recently $8,000 to the new Serenity Garden at Algonquin High school in honor of lost students and faculty members to provide a special area for students to meditate and reflect.

In Control Skid School teaches numerous vehicle defensive driving lessons.

  • Defensive driving techniques

  • Tailgating drills

  • Steering control

  • Speed control

  • Spatial awareness /Backing up

  • Hazardous conditions

  • Rapid decision making

  • Personal risk assessment

  • Proper hand placement and seating

  • Emergency braking (including ABS)

  • Emergency lane change

  • Dealing with distractions

  • Making quick decisions

  • For more information on Christo’s Driving School Click here; In Control Advance Driver Training Click here; Murphy Sisters Foundation click here; Serenity Garden at Algonquin High School.

    Southborough Public Library Genealogy Club Meeting October 29
      The October meeting of the Southborough Public Library Genealogy Club will be held Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Library, 25 Main Street in Southborough. Russell Horne, of the Southborough Historical Society will present some basic instruction on getting started in Genealogy. Jane Cain, Library Director, will coordinate a roundtable discussion for more advanced members and review the resources at the Library for doing your family search.
                  The Genealogy Club monthly meetings are for people of all skill levels. M
    eetings are free and open to the public. Learn how to research your genealogy on line and through traditional sources; how to organize what you have and how to develop your family’s history.
         On Saturday, November 14, there will be a free day-long workshop on Beginning Genealogy, sponsored by the Library, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, from 10: 00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will be held at Memorial Hall of the Southborough Fire Station, 21 Main Street, Southborough.  Please call the library at 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 this fall!

    Smart Colors

    October 7, 2009 - Running a few weeks ahead of schedule the fall foliage is brightening up along Southborough's roadsides.

    And the Traffic Crawls

    October 7, 2009 - Hearty winds and fallen branches and trees caused power outages throughout town late this afternoon.  Traffic seemed to be snarled most everywhere around town. The lights along Route 9 were out for about an hour.  Traffic diverted itself up and down Route 85 to find that the F rated intersection at routes 30/85 once again failed and backed traffic to route 9 headed north and if headed south on route 85 the lights at Richards Road were not working. Traffic was backed up for miles and many businesses like Coldstone Creamery and Starbucks, and residents found themselves without power keeping the police and fire very busy.

    Sports and Outdoor Activities

    Algonquin Regional High School

    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Oct. 8
     Girls Freshman Soccer VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 3:30PM
     Boys Freshman Soccer VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 3:30PM
     Girls JV Volleyball VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
     Girls Freshman Volleyball VS Ashland High School Algonquin 3:30PM
     Girls JV Soccer @ North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
     Boys JV Soccer @ North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
     Girls Varsity Volleyball VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:30PM
     Boys Varsity Soccer VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 5:00PM
     Girls Varsity Soccer VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 7:00PM
    Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Oct. 8
     Boys Varsity Golf @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:00PM
     Boys JV Golf VS Keefe Technical High Scho   3:00PM
     Girls JV Soccer VS Tri-County Reg Tech HS   3:30PM
     Boys Freshman Football @ **Cancelled - Littleton High School Click for directions   3:30PM
     Girls JV Volleyball VS Montachustt Regvochs Gym 4:00PM
     Girls Varsity Volleyball VS Montachustt Regvochs Gym 5:30PM

    Dear Parents.

    We just received news that the Gymnastics Instructor is sick today and will not be able to attend class.  We have therefore cancelled today's class and will provide a make-up on October 28th.

    Your child will follow their usual schedule at the end of the day by either going home on the bus or to extended day.  (If you intend to pick your child up you must call the school).

    Please e-mail me back that you received this message, so I can confirm that all parents have been notifired and are all set with their child's plans for the end of the day.

    We apologize for this inconvenience,

    Thank you,


    Southborough Recreation
    21 Highland St.
    Southborough, MA


    October 5, 2009 - Work progresses rapidly on the Cordaville Triangle. Eventually there will be a very nice entranceway to Southborough as commuters pass by along the MBTA line and/or commute Route 85 and Southville Road. 


    Coat Drive

    Help Algonquin’s Red Cross Club give gently used coats to those in need.


    Gently used coats can be dropped off in Ms. Moulton’s room (G108) from October 5th through November 5th.

    Students will be accepting coat donations at Algonquin upper parking lot on

    Saturday, October 17th, from noon until 3:00 PM


    SVT Award Winners

    October 5, 2009 - (contributed photo)

    Local Residents Receive Conservation Awards at

    SVT 56thAnnual Meeting  on October 1st

    Sudbury Valley Trustees honored four community leaders at its 56th Annual Meeting on Thursday October 1st at SVT’s headquarters at Wolbach Farm in Sudbury. The Lewis Conservation Award was presented to Rebecca Cutting of Sudbury, the Distinguished Public Service Award to Elizabeth Herland of Shrewsbury, Manager of the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service’s Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Complex, located in Sudbury, the Morgan Volunteer Award to A. Bradford Conant of Wayland, and the SVT Steward of the Land Award to long-time Northborough resident, Charles Bradley who recently relocated to Woodstock, CT.

    “These four community leaders truly exemplify the spirit of the Sudbury Valley Trustee awards,” said Ron McAdow, Executive Director of Sudbury Valley Trustees. “They each have dedicated many hours of hard work in support of land conservation in our region, and we welcome this opportunity to recognize their contributions.

    The Lewis Conservation Award is awarded to an individual who “toils in our local environmental vineyards and encourages others to do the same.” The Distinguished Public Service Award recognizes a public official who demonstrates environmental leadership. The Morgan Volunteer Award recognizes dedicated members who have given freely and unselfishly of their time, talents and resources. The Steward of the Land Award is presented to a member who is a model land steward.

    SVT’s Annual Meeting was sponsored by Middlesex Bank and Framed in Time of Framingham. This year’s meeting featured a presentation, in words and pictures, referencing the writings of George Lewis, a founding member of SVT.

    Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust conserving land and wildlife habitat in the 36-towns of the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin. www.svtweb.org

    Events & Essentials E-news

    In the News...

    Dementia risk seen in football players: A study commissioned by the National Football League reports that Alzheimer's disease or similar memory-related diseases appear to have been diagnosed in former players vastly more often than in the national population.    The New York Times

    Seats Still Available for Research Symposium
    Marathon trainingThe Simons Research Symposium on Wednesday, October 21 at the Westin Waltham Hotel features Dr. David A. Bennett whose research was featured in the Emmy-winning HBO documentary, "The Alzheimer's Project."  Click Here to reserve your seat at this exciting event. Free and open to the public. 
    Support Quality Long-term Care
    Advocacy PostcardOur bill to set standards for Alzheimer's and dementia care in long-term care facilities has just been favorably reported out of the Elder Affairs Committee. Please help MOVE it to a vote by contacting your state senator and representative and ask them to support HB537, SB323. Find your elected officials' contact info by clicking on the postcard!  Hear what State Rep. Peter Koutoujian has to say about Alzheimer's special care units!  Click and scroll down. [Video]
    Did You Know? 
    October is packed with programs for people coping with Alzheimer's, plus family members and health care professionals. Here's a sampling:  Legal & Financial Issues; Maintain Your Brain; Activities Based Alzheimer's Care; Demystifying Early Onset Alzheimer's and Coping with Early Memory Loss. And there's More...
    Win Vegas Vacation-Deadline 11/30
    Every Memory Walk® participant who raises $500 by Nov 30 can enter the contest. Harrah's Entertainment is donating a 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!  Click Here to Learn More.
    Caregiver Conference - Newton Oct. 24
    What: New Directions in Alzheimer's Care; An informative conference for caregivers, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association's West Suburban Area Partnership
    When: Saturday, October 24; 9:30 AM - noon
    Questions & Reservations: Claire at 617-831-2770 or
    Special Event for Children of Those with Younger-Onset Alzheimer's
    Often people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia before the age of 65 have young adult children who are balancing college, new careers, and young families with concerns for their parents' health and their own futures. For these young adults, we will host a special reception before the Simons Research Symposium on October 21,  6pm in the Lobby Bar at the Waltham Westin Hotel. There will be free appetizers and a cash bar--the event is free. Pre-registration is required. For registration and info,  Lindsay Brennan  by e-mail or at 617.868.6718. Don't forget to register for the Simons Symposium.
    Caregivers Conference - Peabody Nov. 7
    What: 11th Annual Caregiver Connections Conference presented by the North Shore Alzheimer's Partnership of the Alzheimer's Association
    When:  Saturday, November 7th, 8:30 AM
    Where: Holiday Inn, Route 1 North,  Peabody, MA
    Register & Info: Call 781.231.890
    Friendraiser teamA Friendraiser is a fun way to raise money to support the Alzheimer's Association and its mission. Get a group of your friends together and throw a party, organize a 50/50 drawing, or have a neighborhood bake-off. The opportunities are endless!  Like Greater Boston Memory Walk Team "Jesse's Girls" who held a Friendraiser at the Marconi Club in Stoneham, MA. See what others in your community are doing to raise funds in a FUN way! 
    NEW Early Stage Support Group - Boston
    Kit Clark Senior Services will be starting a new support group for people with early-stage memory problems and their families in October. The group will be offered at its Codman Square location at 645 Washington Street, Dorchester. The group will kick off with an educational program, Coping with Early Memory Loss, on October 15th from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn coping strategies and treatment options for early memory problems, meet the support group leaders, and hear about the new group, which features separate meetings for families and early-stage persons. To register for the educational program and learn more about the support group, please call Donna Allen at 617.825.5000.  The program is free, but pre-registration is required.
    Tips for Activities at Home
    A common difficulty for someone with middle to later stage Alzheimer's can be a lack of activity. At the same time, active involvement throughout their day is one of the best ways to make sure that a person with dementia has a sense of purpose and meaning to his or her life. How can you help someone with dementia have an active and safe day that provides structure and meaning? CLICK to Learn More.

    24/7 Helpline

    Calling on blackberry 
    Answers to your questions about Alzheimer's. Available 24/7
    Call 800.272.3900
    or contact us at our
    Helpline Online 
    Down Syndome & Alzheimer's Conference
    The Alzheimer's Association and the Massachusetts Department
     of Developmental Services presents the 2nd Annual "Finding Our Way Together"--Care Coordination for Individuals with Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease. 
    Friday, November 6, 2009; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA
    Call 978-772-0188 for information. 

    Last Memory Walks THIS Weekend

    Join us at one of our two remaining Memory Walks on Sunday, October 4.  The Northestern MA Walk in Andover and the South Shore Walk in Plymouth.
    Walks at 10 AM
    Registration starts 9 AM 
    Join Memory Walk
    Join Our Mailing List 
    Need a Ride to Memory Walk?
    Memory Walkers can now ride-share with the eco-friendly and FREE Pick-Up Pal. It's easy and green! Click Here to learn more!
    Charitable Gifts
    Are you thinking of making a charitable gift? CLICK HERE to learn more about CDs and giving.
    Volunteer Today
    We need your energy and talents.
    Comedy for a Cause
    We could all use some laughter!
    Wednesday, Nov. 4
    Giggles Comedy Club
    Saugus, MA
    On Facebook? Become an Alzheimer's Association Fan
    Photo galleries, news updates, and a lively community of people who care about Alzheimer's. You don't need a Facebook account to see our page.
    Coping with Early Memory Loss
    Coping with Early Memory Loss--a program for people with early stage dementia and family members.
    Oct. 22nd
    1:30-3 PM
    Milton Senior Center
    Registration required.
    Call 800.272.3900
    Elliot Steger Concert
    Liberty Area Partnership of the Alzheimer's Association presents
    Elliot Steger
    in a benefit concert
    Sunday, Nov. 15
    2 PM Reception
    3 PM Concert 
    October 31 Deadline for  Memory Walk Money
    Please send all
    Memory Walk cash to the Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.  To assure proper credit, please be sure to include the name of the walk and team (if applicable).  Please contact the Memory Walk hotlline at 617.393.2050 or Click here to e-mail with any questions.

    Frontotemporal Dementia Conference
    "Things are Just Different: Understanding Medical and Caregiving Issues in the Frontotemporal Dementias."   Thursday, October 29
    Click for Info.

    Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.

    Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter
    311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
    regional offices:
    Raynham, Springfield and Worcester, MA and Bedford and Lebanon, NH
    617.868.6718   /   800.272.3900 24/7 Helpline

    Sports and Outdoor Activities

    Algonquin Regional High School

    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Oct. 6
     Girls JV Soccer @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
     Girls Freshman Soccer VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
     Boys JV Soccer @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
     Boys Freshman Soccer VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
     Boys Varsity Golf VS Shrewsbury High School Juniper Hill 3:30PM
     Boys Varsity Soccer VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 5:00PM
     Girls Varsity Soccer VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 7:00PM
    Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Oct. 6
     Boys JV Golf @ Bay Path Regtechhs Click for directions   3:15PM
     Girls JV Volleyball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   3:30PM
     Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   4:30PM



    To Benefit

    ARHS Ski Team

    Saturday November 7, 2008


    St. Anne’s Church

    20 Boston Road

    Southborough, MA


    $$$$$$---Great Prices---$$$$$$

    Alpine, Cross-Country and Snow Board Packages

    Ski Jackets, Ski Pants, Gloves, Hats, After Ski Boots, and lots more  Strands         Whites


    PLEASE TAKE NOTE that the 2009 Annual Meeting of Southborough Youth Baseball will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at the Southborough Community House, located at the southeast corner of Main Street and Route 85 in Southborough.


    All interested Southborough residents are invited to attend and participate.


    The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to (i) receive a Report of the President of the League regarding the 2009 Season and the State of the League and (ii) nominate and elect the SYB Board of Directors for the 2010 Season.  Please note that members of the public may submit nominations for the 2010 SYB Board of Directors in advance of the Annual Meeting by emailing the name of one or more nominees to sobo_SYBA@yahoo.com prior to October 17, 2008 (please indicate "Board Nomination" in the subject of your email).


    Additional Information about the Role of the Board and the Annual Meeting Election


    The SYB Board of Directors is comprised of 20 League members whose primary function is to meet occasionally throughout the year and establish League policy and priorities to govern the activities of both the baseball and softball programs.  Board Members are elected on an annual basis by a ballot vote by all League members who wish to participate in the process.  Following the annual election of the 20-person Board, the newly elected Board elects, from within its ranks, League officers and a 7-member Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee meets more frequently and oversees the daily operations of our programs and drives the execution of strategic League initiatives.  Each of the 20-person Board, League officers, and Executive Committee serve for an annual term until the following year's Annual Meeting elections.


    The continual success and growth of our program is dependent on the ongoing infusion of new and motivated League members into our leadership structure, in order to sustain and improve on the efforts of outgoing Board members.  Therefore, SYB strongly encourages anyone, regardless of baseball/softball expertise, that wishes to learn more about our League and/or may be interested in contributing to our program in a more significant way to join in our Annual Meeting on October 25th.


    Southborough Youth Baseball, P. O. Box 147, Southborough, MA, 01772
    http://www.southboroughbaseball.net, sobo_syba@yahoo.com, N/A


    Blessing of the Animals

    October 4, 2009 - Father Flynn of St. Matthews Church blessed many of the parishioners dogs and even cats after the 11:00 pm mass this afternoon.

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    Fruits of Labor

    October 4, 2009 - The fruit of the Dogwood tree.

    Dear Friends and Citizens,

    The Southborough Permanent Firefighters  IAFF Local 3129 is sponsoring its 2009 Comedy Show Fundraiser!  The event will benefit programs including area youth sports groups, our Scholarship Fund and the Southborough Firefighters Relief Fund.

    In addition to requesting donations from our residents, our call center members will be  inviting our friends in the professional and business community to be a part of this effort by placing an advertisement in the Event Playbill ( 8 1/2 x 11 inches in size).  The Event Playbill will be available free at the comedy show.

    This year's show promises to be a great night of laughter  featuring  4 of Boston's top comedians (exact bill not set at press time).  The All-Star night of comedy will be held at the Westborough Doubletree Hotel Ballroom on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are free with a donation or advertisement.   Tickets may also be purchased separately at $15/each.  This is a 21 plus event, with doors opening at 7:30pm.

    For Tickets & Information call 508-485-0766 or Fire Headquarters, 21 Main Street.


    Southborough meetings

    October 5 -  October 9, 2009





    HISTORICAL COMMISSION Oct 5 7:00 PM museum 25 Common Street
    Oct 5 7:00 PM Hearing room town house
    ASSABET VALLEY REG. VOC. DISTRICT SCHOOL COMMITTEE Oct  6 7:00 PM Conference Room Assabet Valley
    BOARD OF SELECTMEN Agenda Oct 6 6:00 pm Hearing room Town House
    Pilot Committee Oct 6 10:30 AM Former BOH Office Town House
    Board of Assessors Oct 7 9:00 AM Hearing Room Town House
    PLANNING BOARD [attending Zoning Advisory Committee meeting] Oct 7 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
    Zoning Advisory Committee Oct 7 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
    Zoning Board of Appeals Oct 7 6:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
    Oct 8 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
    Recreation Commission Oct 8 7:30 PM Recreation Office Highland Street
    5  Monday 6 Tuesday 7 Wednesday 8 Thursday 9 Friday 10 Saturday
    8:30am Health Clinic
    8:30am Walking Group
    10 am Pool
    8:30am Health Clinic
     Friday Hours

    9AM - Noon

    9am Unstructured Activities
    9:00 am Dr. Cooper
    9:30 am Tai Chi
    10 am Flu Clinic
    9:30am Mah Jongg
    9:00 am Brookfield Orchards
    10am Bocci
    9:30am Cribbage
    11am Senior Singers
    2pm Fitness
    10am Bocci
    9:30 Painting
    12 PM BluePlate 12 PM Ping Pong 12 PM Pitch
    10 am Canasta
    2 PM fitness 12 PM Pitch 1:00 PM Bridge

    Click here for the new Senior Center Website

    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.

    Senior Center News

    Children's Library room is now reopened.   So come on back!

    The Southborough Library Board of Trustees has an immediate opening, due to the relocation of one our six members. The Library Trustees are advocates for the budget and services of the Public Library. They meet on a monthly basis, on the second Tuesday of each month, at 5:00 p.m. at the Library.

    This replacement will be an appointment by the joint Board of Library Trustees and the Selectmen, effective until May of 2010. At that time, there will be an election for this position, to serve the balance of the vacated post, until 2012. Interested? Please speak with the Library Director, Jane Cain, by October 1. Visit the Library, or call (508) 485-5031. Thank you!

    Southborough Library Schedule

    Sunday 4 Monday 5 Tuesday 6 Wednesday 7 Thursday 8 Friday 9 Saturday 10

    10:30 Story Time

    Ages 2-5

    Please register in

    Children’s Room


    10:30 Story Time

    Ages 2-5

    Please register in

    Children’s Room


    10:30 Story Time

    Ages 2-5

    Please register in

    Children’s Room

    10:00 AM Book Review

    6:304th - 6th graders

    Book Group


    11:00 Toddler


    Ages 0-2 years


    Library open

    on Saturdays


    At the Southborough Library


    Sports and Outdoor Activities

    Algonquin Regional High School

    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Oct. 5
     Boys Freshman Football @ Gardner High School   3:30PM
     Boys Varsity Golf @ Fitchburg H.S. Oak Hill 3:30PM
     Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:30PM
     Girls Varsity Cross Country @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:30PM
     Boys JV Football VS **Cancelled - Gardner High School Algonquin 3:30PM
     Girls Varsity Field Hockey VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:45PM
     Girls JV Field Hockey VS Milford High School Algonquin 5:15PM
    Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Oct. 5
     Boys Varsity Golf @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   3:00PM
     Boys Varsity Soccer VS Bay Path Regtechhs   3:30PM
     Girls Varsity Soccer VS Montachustt Regvochs   6:00PM