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October 11, - October 17, 2009

It's Snowtime

October 16, 2009 - Waking up this morning probably had many wanting to go back to bed as rain kept mixing with snow all morning.

Don't forget the Troop Package Drive Saturday and Sunday.

Drop off Center is the Southborough Senior Center on Route 85 across from the Woodward School.

Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM

Sunday 9 AM - 3 PM

Troops can use snacks, microwave items, black socks, mittens, playing cards, candy, DVDs, CDs, foot powder, hand and toe warmers, gum, word puzzles, paperback books, instant hot cereals and many other items. See below list for more ideas.

Congratulations on Your Retirement!

October 16, 2009 - After thirty-six years Southborough DPW clerk has stepped down to enjoy retirement with her family.  Connie is flanked by John Boland the former DPW Superintendent and current Superintendent Karen Galligan.  Nearly one hundred people came out to honor her on her retirement.

Crazy Sculpture

October 16, 2009 - A brightly colored sculpture by Summit Montessori sits on the Community House Lawn.

Notification from: Trottier Middle School (TMS)

Dear Parents/ Guardians:

We have just received the official word from Mass Highway Department that the Northborough Road Bridge will be closed as of 9:00 AM on Tuesday, 10/20, for the bridge replacement.  The construction is expected to last 2 months.  Most of the  buses that leave Algonquin in the AM travel over  Northboro Road. As a result, buses have been rerouted to other roads and this may impact their arrival time at some bus stops and at Trottier.  At this time, it is difficult to predict how many stops that will be impacted and their changes in time.  Two major changes will take place impacting Bus 13 and Bus 4, details are listed below.  In advance, we apologize for any inconvenience and we will continue to provide communication as changes occur.

Thank you,

Keith Lavoie & Gary Hreschuk

Bus 13 AM Only
The route will reverse
Approx. first pickup time will be 7:05

Bus 4- AM Route
Approx. first pickup time will be 7:05

164 MAIN ST.
153 MAIN ST.

Southborough Hazardous Waste Day

9:00 AM - Noon

Current Transfer Sticker must be in place to drop off Hazardous waste.

Click here for a list of what can and cannot be brought.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Oct. 17
 Boys Freshman Football VS **Postponed To 10/19/2009 - Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 10:00AM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

Northboro Road Bridge

October 15, 2009 - The bridge boards on Northboro Road.

Annual Night Hike For Families

Date: 10/23/2009

Join the Appalachian Mountain Club Worcester Chapter's annual night autumn walk thru old pastures on Breakneck Hill conservation land in Southboro at 7:00 p.m. Stargaze at the summit, possible viewing of the belted galloway (oreo) cows while enjoying camaraderie with other families. Flashlight tag for the kids of all ages. Easy, gentle hike approx. 1 mile. Bring water, snack, flashlight, sturdy walking shoes, hats, gloves, coats. Rain cancels. Free.  Southboro community welcome. Register required w/leader. 

Leader: Barbara Dyer  barbaradyer@hotmail.com  (508)735-3281 (3-8)

Jewelry Opening

October 15, 2009 - Southborough resident Gail Tannenbaum an artisan of jewelry using hand-picked antique pieces, is featured by her new line at her grand opening at the Post Road Gallery in Marlboro.   The jewelry can be seen at www.acleverplum.com.

Norfolk Aggie Annual
Haunted Hayride

October 16&17- 23&24

7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
A Howling Good Time!

Adults $10/Children $5
Tickets go on sale at 7:00 PM each evening.

Last Hayride is at 3:30

Check school website for weather alerts

Jewelry Opening

October 15, 2009 - Southborough resident Gail Tannenbaum an artisan of jewelry using hand-picked antique pieces, is featured by her new line at her grand opening at the Post Road Gallery in Marlboro.   The jewelry can be seen at www.acleverplum.com.

Norfolk Aggie Annual
Haunted Hayride

October 16&17- 23&24

7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
A Howling Good Time!

Adults $10/Children $5
Tickets go on sale at 7:00 PM each evening.

Last Hayride is at 3:30

Check school website for weather alerts

Special Olympics

Hello Everyone


Shrewsbury is hosting a Football and Cheerleading event for individuals with intellectual disabilities ages 8 and older on Saturday, October 24th.

It's a Pass, Punt, and Kick Football and Cheerleading Skills Day, free t-shirt, free lunch and chance to compete at Gillette Stadium.

The event is  being sponsored with Special Olympics and Shrewsbury Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading. Area towns are welcome to join us for the day.

Please pass along this link for the details to anyone who might be interested. Thank you.




Angela Snell

Director of Shrewsbury Parks & Recreation

Southborough Recreation
21 Highland St.
Southborough, MA

Water Over

October 13, 2009 - The Sudbury River flanks the dam at the Cordaville Millpond.

New Addition

October 10, 2009 - A new addition to the Sudbury Reservoir is this new Department of Conservation and Recreation sign at White Bagley Road and Route 9.

Scott A. Nelson



PEMBROKE PINES, FL Scott A. Nelson, 57, of Pembroke Pines, FL and formerly of Southborough died on October 2, 2009 due to injuries he sustained after being shot in his home during a possible burglary. Scott was a 1970 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough and worked for the Town of Framingham in the tree department for 9 years before moving to Florida. He has worked for Florida Power and Light for the past twenty five years. Scott recently had become an antique car collector. He is survived by his wife Julie Nelson of Pembroke Pines; a daughter Jessie Chouinard of Montague and a son Andrew Nelson of Florida; a brother Michael Nelson and his wife Lisa of Southborough. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at 1 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough, (morrisfuneralparlor.com). Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Life Alliance Organ Recovery, Attn: Donor Family Services, 225 N.E. 34th St. #100 Miami, Fl 33137.

Frederick Fred S. Tapper



Frederick Fred S. Tapper, 68, of Framingham passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, October 12. A believer of music as therapy and lover of New Orleans-style Jazz music, Fred recently had begun organizing music events in the community room at the Hastings House, where he lived. You might also have seen Fred listening to live music at his favorite venues: the Sherborn Inn or the Dolphin Restaurant in Natick. His interests also included genealogy and tracing back the Tapper family tree, and reading about the life and works of Frank Lloyd Wright. Fred grew up in Lowell, Mass., graduated from Lowell Tech, raised his children in Southborough, and later moved to Framingham. He is survived by his children: Diana Tapper and her husband Jason Gorevic of Rye, NY; Eric Tapper and his wife Jeannie of Southborough; and Elana (Tapper) Natker and her husband Blake Natker of Boulder, CO; grandchildren Jonah and Hannah Gorevic, and Olivia Natker; sisters Carol Baldwin and her husband Peter of Connecticut and Roberta Yush and her husband Ed of Florida, plus extended family and many friends. Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Beatrice Tapper. Services and burial will be held at Montefiore Cemetery in Pelham, NH on Thursday, October 15 at 11:30am. Guests are welcome to pay their respects at 18 Ted Lane, Southborough, MA on Thursday, October 15 from 3 8pm and Friday, October 16th from 12 4pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to Healthy Partners c/o JFS of Metrowest, 475 Franklin Street, Suite 101, Framingham, MA 01702 (www.jfsmw.org in Fred Tappers name). Donations will go toward enhancing the quality of life through music at local venues, a mission that was dear to Freds heart.

Representative Dykema
Testifies in Support of the Community Preservation Act

 Boston- Representative Carolyn Dykema testified last week in favor of Senate Bill 90, An Act to Sustain Community Preservation. The bill will ensure towns continue to receive state matching funds to support affordable housing, protect open space and preserve historic structures. 

“Our farms, opens spaces and historic resources are central to our quality of life and tourism here in Massachusetts. They also go a long way toward attracting and retaining our world class workforce.” said Dykema. “The CPA is one of the few options towns have for protecting our community treasures and I support SB90 because it’s needed to keep this important program intact.”

One of the key features of the original Community Preservation Act passed in 2000, is that a local surcharge on the property tax would be matched using funds generated by a surcharge on statewide real estate transactions. In the first six years of the Act, local CPA funds were matched 100% by the Commonwealth but that percentage is expected to decline to 29% this year. The changes supported by Rep. Dykema will ensure towns receive a 75% match.

A cosponsor of the bill, Representative Dykema notes “Matching funds were a key factor for many towns when they approved CPA and the state needs to honor its commitment to providing these funds to our communities.”

The Act to Sustain Community Preservation would also allow CPA funds to be used for the rehabilitation of existing outdoor parks and other recreational resources whereas under current law, rehabilitation projects are restricted to properties acquired with CPA funds. 

“In many cases our towns don’t need new parks, we just need to maintain what we have. Holliston is a great example, where local residents have been trying for years to renovate Goodwill Park downtown; the proposed changes to CPA can help renovate the park for residents of every age and ability.”

Rep. Dykema is a member of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business which is currently reviewing the bill.

Join Our Yard Sale!


The ARHS Interact Club is

sponsoring a Yard Sale

October 24th 2009

9am to 2pm

At St. Rose Lima

Cost: $20 per parking space

Contact either

Jim Brady or Chris Wade

508-393-9393 774-258-1770

The ARHS Interact club is a community service organization sponsored by the Northborough and Southborough Rotary Clubs, and helps students develop leadership skills, demonstrate respect for others, learn individual responsibility and advance international understanding.

From Senator Eldridge's Office

Dear Friend,

Last Wednesday morning (October 7th), Senator Jamie Eldridge suffered an accident in his home, resulting in a fractured shoulder and several broken ribs and vertebrae. He is undergoing several surgeries to repair his shoulders and back. Following this, he will be in recovery, which will require him to be out for the next few weeks.

As a constituent, supporter, and in many cases friend of Senator Eldridge, we wanted to let you know the news.

In the interim, Senator Eldridge's staff is available to help with all constituent concerns and inquiries regarding legislation. Please don't hesitate to call us. However, it will be several weeks before he will be able to attend public events or respond personally to inquiries.

Senator Eldridge and his family appreciate your well wishes and patience during this difficult time, and we know he is looking forward to returning to work as soon as possible.

If you would like to send regards, please feel free to send a note to his State House office (address below), or to


Senator Eldridge's State House Staff

Senator Jamie Eldridge

Room 213-A

State House

Boston, MA 02133


Freeze warning remains in effect from 2 am to 8 am edt thursday,
A freeze warning remains in effect from 2 am to 8 am edt thursday.
Cool canadian high pressure will continue to build across southern new england through tonight. This will allow temperatures to fall rather quickly after sunset, with most locations in the warning experiencing temperatures at or just below freezing by late tonight.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A freeze warning is issued when freezing temperatures are forecast to threaten outdoor plants. Those with agricultural interests in the warning area are advised to harvest or protect tender vegetation. Also, potted plants normally left outdoors should be covered or brought inside away from the cold.


Genealogy Club

Genealogy Workshop


Saturday, November 14

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Memorial Hall, Fire Department

21 Main Street, Southborough

(Bring your own lunch.)

To sign up, please visit or call the library at 508-485-5031.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Oct. 15
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Marlborough High School High School 3:30PM
 Girls JV Volleyball @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Volleyball @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Golf VS Marlborough High School Juniper Hill 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Soccer VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls JV Soccer VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Boys JV Soccer @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Milford High School Click for directions   4:30PM
 Girls JV Field Hockey @ Marlborough High School High School 5:00PM
 Boys Varsity Football VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Oct. 15
 Boys JV Golf VS Montachustt Regvochs   3:00PM
 Girls JV Soccer @ Marlboro High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Soccer @ Worcester South Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Football VS Montachustt Regvochs   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Murdock High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Murdock High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball VS South Lancaster Academy Gym 4:30PM
More Parade

Gabe's Back in Town

October 13, 2009 - Actor Gabriel Ricker and his mom were guests of the Southborough Fire Department at yesterdays Heritage Day Festivities.  They enjoyed their visit back to Southborough.  They said Southborough was a great little town and it has that wonderful small town feeling.  They both enjoyed browsing the vendor tents, enjoying the entertainment, checked out Lifeflight copter and Gabe's mom even participated in the pie eating contest!  Gabriel was recently in town this spring for the filming of Adam Sandler's "Grownups".

There will be a Care Package Drive to Support Our Troops at the Senior Center on Saturday (9-4) and Sunday (9-3), October 17th and 18th You can print out the attached flier for an easy-to-use shopping list. We are currently in touch with hundreds of soldiers, getting requests from their units. Last May our communities came together to touch over 30,000 troops. We shipped 400 boxes and over 11,000 pounds – a record! Their willingness to put their lives on the line and the stories they share truly tug at your heart strings. This Holiday Drive will be an opportunity for us to thank them for their service and sacrifice, while they are separated from their loved ones during the holidays.

Here are some ways you can help…

1. Purchase items on the attached shopping list and bring them to the Senior Center on 10/17 and 10/18. INDIVIDUAL not bulk size please.
. Bring a bunch of cards with a note of thanks and encouragement. They love cards!
3. Make a donation. Postage and purchased items are a huge expense for us.
You may send me a check made out to CARE PACKAGES FOR TROOPS. We’ve received checks from as far away as Ohio, Michigan, and Arizona!
4. Give an hour or two of your time that weekend to help pack care packages.
5. Organize your friends, employees, church, clubs, Scouts, students, and collect donations and items and make cards.
6. Ask your company to do a matching challenge based on employee contributions.
7. Send this e-mail and flier to everyone you know to share the opportunity to help. If you can help me to get the word out that would be terrific!

My daughter, Courtney, is a 2LT in the 864th Engineer Battalion at Fort Lewis, WA, and will deploy to Afghanistan in April. We are currently supporting many of her friends in Iraq and Afghanistan. They tell us that we can never truly know how deeply touched they are by your generosity.

I would be so grateful for anything anyone wants to do and will make it as easy for you to help as I can. If you aren’t around that weekend, I would be happy to pick up your items.

Proud Army Mom of 2LT Courtney Wilson 864th Engineer Battalion!

Main Street Plans

October 13, 2009 - The Project will be presented to the Selectmen at a meeting on Tuesday, October 27th at 7pm in the Hearing Room at the Town House.  The meeting is for the Board to vote to endorse a preferred plan for the roadway design.  The final design will be brought to a 25% design stage and submitted to MassHighway for approval.


October 13, 2009 - If they look hard enough the two sparrows could find a way out but the majority of the MBTA train station platform is "fenced" in.

Southborough Extended Day Program,

Inc., is now offering a half-day Kindergarten program for families with children enrolled in the Half-Day Kindergarten Program at the Mary Finn School.

Full-Day Kindergarten is offered to Southborough families through a lottery process.  This scenario sometimes leaves working parents in search of additional childcare for children who are not admitted to the Full-Day Program.  To answer this need, Southborough Extended Day Program, Inc. is now offering programming for the portion of the day children are not in their Kindergarten classrooms.

The dedicated programming follows the Kindergarten curriculum and is play-based with intentions to enhance children’s learning.  It is currently available for children enrolled in the PM Kindergarten as of September 2009.  Southborough Extended Day plans to provide sessions for both AM and PM Kindergarten in January 2010 should enrollment support it. SEDP offers a variety of pricing options.  Families can enroll children to attend anywhere from 2-5 days a week.

Southborough Extended Day Program, Inc. is located within each of the Southborough schools. This gives parents comfort, knowing their children will be safe, happy and in familiar surroundings. SEDP has been serving Southborough families for over twenty years, providing childcare for families for before and after school hours, but also during those days in between where families need help-- holidays, teacher conference days, half-days and school vacation weeks.

For any questions or to learn more about the program call Rachelle McCurley, the SEDP Kindergarten teacher, directly at (508)481-9353 or visit the programs website at southboroughextendedday.com 

Fire Log

Sunday 10/11/09


    C30  LT DANO


    HQ1  LT DANO         FF ROACH        FF GOODSPEED    FF NEAL



    C30  FF NEAL


    E23  LT DANO         FF ROACH

Monday 10/12/09





    C30  FF WILLS


    A28  FF ASPESI       FF CRINGAN  More Fire Log

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Oct. 14
 Boys Varsity Cross Country VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Cross Country VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 3:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Oct. 14
 Boys JV Golf @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   3:00PM
 Girls JV Soccer @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Cross Country VS Bay Path Regtechhs   3:30PM

 Marlboro Senior Softball team Union Local Ironworker #7 ended the season with two doubleheader splits.

Marlboro split a doubleheader with Windham, Ct  winning the first game 7 – 6 and losing the 2nd 9 – 7.  Marlboro’s offense was led by Fred Scerra and Bob Clifford both going 4 for 5.

Local #7 then entertained the Nashua NH Seniors and split their doubleheader winning the first 14 – 4  and dropping the 2nd  12 – 11.  The Local #7’s offense was led by  Mike Otenti 6 for 7 and Fred Scerra 5 for 7.  John Gauvin pitched in with a home run.

The Marlboro teams finished the season with the Iron Workers Local #7 having a record of 29 and 12.  The Friends of the Marlboro Seniors ended up with a record of 10 and 14.  Regardless of our records we all had a great time playing all season which is what Senior Softball is all about and not wins and losses.

Commissioner Fred Scerra would like to thank the Marlboro Rec Dept and Parks Dept for their support and help which without we wouldn't exist.  He would also like to thank all the local media for their coverage of our program and helping to promote Senior Softball in the area.

            Now that outdoors is finished we are now looking for players for our indoor season which will start in December.  Any Marlboro residence is eligible to play.  We will be playing at the new Fore/Kicks on Forrest St on Monday's and Thursday mornings.  Anyone interested should contact Fred Scerra at marlsrsoftball@verizon.net or 774-249-0143.  This is a good chance to see what Senior Softball is all about.


October 16 & 17, 2009

Spend the weekend watching the races from the comfort of the Eliot Bridge Enclosure, a new by ticket only hospitality tent right at the river's edge sponsored in part this year by Andalucia. Tickets include breakfast and hot coffee in the morning, a gourmet lunch catered by Fleming's Steakhouse and a comfortable vantage point to watch crews as they come into the last stretch of the race. Click HERE to learn more or register for your weekend pass HERE

Located near Harvard's Weld Boathouse between the Weeks and Lars Anderson Bridges, the Weld Exhibition is one of the Regatta's liveliest sites. Official Head Of The Charles sponsors line the banks, offering delicious local flavors and free samples. Purchase your official Regatta Programs and Merchandise and check out up-to-date race results.

The Weld Exhibition also boasts one of the race's most exciting viewing sites and is the perfect place to enjoy the Regatta. find a spot along the banks and cheer your favorite crew through the race's halfway mark.

The 2009 Head Of The Charles Regatta will feature the 7th annual Reunion Village. As a service to both local and out-of-town spectators, the village provides a setting for clubs, schools, alumni groups, parents, boosters and "Friends" to connect and enjoy themselves against the backdrop of the greatest fall regatta in North America. Please check back for information on how to reserve a spot for your alumni group. Cold beer, wine, breakfast and lunch concessions are offered, or you may bring your own (but no alcohol may be brought onsite). Other Reunion Village highlights :

Dining Tent with seating and floors

Big Screen TV with live racing footage and scrolling results

PA Color Commentary

Merchandise Sales

General Admission to the Reunion Village is $3/person or 2 for $5.

Stop by the Rowing & Fitness Expo tent, located in the midst of the Finishing Area Launch Site (FALS) to try out a rowing machine, try on some beautiful rowing jewelry, or browse for new workout gear.

FOOD COURT: *** New for 2009
Look for two new Food Courts at the 2009 HOCR: one at Weeks Footbridge and the second at the Rowing and Fitness Expo! Chipotle and Chicago Unos will vend at the Weeks Food Court and Stonyfield Organic, Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs, Barowski's Bread, and Teddie Peanut Butter will vend at the Rowing and Fitness Expo.

Read about the competitors who raced at the 2008 Head Of The Charles Regatta.

Heritage Day 2009

October 12, 2009 - Scenes from Heritage Day 2009.

2009 Heritage Day Parade

October 12, 2009 - And the parade.

Grand Marshal

October 12, 2009 - Dan Kolenda and family led the parade today.  Dan has  been in the military for 11 years.  From October 2008 to July 2009 Dan served in the JAG Core over in Iraq.

Joanne T. (Guzzi) Perkins, 74, of Southborough died Saturday, October 10, 2009 at metro West Medical Center in Framingham after suffering a heart attack.

She was the beloved wife of Robert H. Perkins, Jr. for the past 49 years.

Mrs. Perkins was a graduate of Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School of Boston and later went back to school to become a Para-legal. She was the first teacher’s aid for Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough. Mrs. Perkins later went to work for the former Data General as a senior Para legal and retired in 2000 after 30 years of service. She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her six little stars, her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, Christopher F. Perkins and his wife Cynthia of Bellingham; Michele D.P. Rogers and her husband Scott of Mansfield; a sister, Eleanor DelPo of SC; 2 brothers, Arthur Guzzi of NJ; Edward Guzzi of CA; 6 grandchildren, Daniel, Sean and Megan Perkins; Matthew, Patrick, and Samantha Rogers; and many nieces and nephews; and grand nieces and grand nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 4 to 8 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough (Morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A Mass of resurrection will be held on Wednesday, Oct 14, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd, Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough.

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to Smile Train, 41 Madison Ave, 28th Flr.
NY,NY , 10010, infor@smiletrain.org

Southborough meetings

October 12 -  October 16, 2009





BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES Oct13 5:00 PM Library 25 Main St.
COUNCIL ON AGING Oct 14 7:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
SOUTHBOROUGH SCHOOL COMMITTEE Oct  14 6:30 PM Library Trottier Middle School
COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMM. Oct 15 7:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
12  Monday 13 Tuesday 14 Wednesday 15 Thursday 16 Friday 17 Saturday
8:30am Walking Group
9:30  am Pool
8:30am Health Clinic
 Friday Hours

9AM - Noon

9am Unstructured Activities
9:30 am Tai Chi
10 AM Creative Writers
9:30am Mah Jongg
10am Bocci
11am Senior Singers
11:00 AM Book Club
10am Bocci
9:30 Painting
  12 PM Ping Pong 11:30 AM Patty Carpenter 12 PM Pitch
10 am Canasta
  12 PM Pitch 2pm Fitness 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.

     Southborough Library Schedule

Sunday 11 Monday 12 Tuesday 13 Wednesday 14 Thursday 15 Friday 16 Saturday 17
Library Closed

Book Sale


10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

Library Board of

Trustees Meeting

 5:00 PM


10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

11:00 AM Book group

senior center

6:304th - 2nd/3rdgrade

Book Group


11:00 Toddler


Ages 0-2 years


Library open

on Saturdays


Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Oct. 13
 Girls Varsity Soccer VS Leominster High School   3:30PM
 Girls JV Soccer VS Leominster High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Soccer VS Groton Dunstable Regional Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Leominster High School Doyle Field 3:30PM
 Boys JV Soccer @ Leominster High School   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Soccer VS Groton Dunstable Regional Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Field Hockey VS St. Bernards Central Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls JV Volleyball @ Westboro High School   3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Volleyball @ Westboro High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Golf VS Leominster High School Juniper Hill 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Fitchburg H.S. High School 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Westboro High School   4:30PM
 Girls JV Field Hockey @ Fitchburg H.S. High School 5:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Oct. 13
 Boys Varsity Golf VS Bay Path Regtechhs   3:00PM
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Sutton High School   3:30PM
 Girls JV Volleyball @ Sutton High School   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Sutton High School   5:30PM

SVT Thanks Annual Meeting Sponsors

Sudbury Valley Trustees held its 56th Annual Meeting at its Wolbach Farm headquarters on October 1st.  This meeting recognized SVT’s achievements in protecting and caring for land in our region and celebrated the accomplishments of individuals who have contributed to that mission. 

We are sincerely grateful to the local business community who supported this event.

We would like to express our thanks to Middlesex Savings Bank for their many years of sponsorship and to Framed In Time (Framingham) who provided generous assistance in the framing of the conservation awards. Our appreciation goes to Roche Brothers/Sudbury Farms and Sudbury Coffee Works for providing wonderful refreshments, greatly enhancing the festive nature of Annual Meeting.

We feel most fortunate, amidst a recognizably tough economy, to have these local businesses supporting our work and accomplishments.

Nancy Hallen  - Annual Meeting Coordinator

Fall Foliage Paddle

Date: Saturday October 17, Time:  9:30am - Noon
Location: Fairhaven Bay, Sudbury River, Route 117, Lincoln
Leader/Speaker: Office Manager Nancy Hallen and Volunteer Dave Dimmick
Join SVT for this paddle to one of the most historic locations along the Sudbury River. Fairhaven Bay has been written about and visited by Henry David Thoreau. Similar to Walden Pond, Fairhaven Bay is a deep glacial kettlehole; however Fairhaven is part of the Sudbury River. Early autumn will likely bring out some beautiful colors along the river. This is a paddle not to be missed.
Member Fee: $15 | Non-Member Fee: $25

Register for this Event

And They are Off

October 11, 2009 - The annual Rotary sponsored five mile race starts off at a new location (the Neary School) early this morning.


Southborough Recreation is looking for a young twenty something to wear a batman costume in tomorrow's Heritage Day Parade. 

Contact:  Doreen at dferguson@southboroughma.com

Heritage Day

Monday, October 12, 2009


Monday – October 12th

7:00–9:30am Vendor Set-up, St. Marks Field (Rt 30&Rt85)

9:30am Vendors Open

Parade Line-up at St. Anne’s Church

10:00am Annual Heritage Day Parade Begins

Boston Rd., Main St., Cordaville Rd.

11:00am–2:00pm Fire Dept. Open House


11:30am-2:00pm Luncheon at the Community House

$7.00/meal, $6/senior citizens (no child size meal or rate)

11:30pm Life flight helicopter Lands

2:30pm 3rd Annual Pie Eating Contest – Sign up at Gazebo

3:30pm Vendors Close & Clean up

Parking Details

Don't forget the Pumpkin Lighting drop-off


4:30–6:30pm Light Up Southborough

Pumpkin Drop-off in front of Library

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


October 11, 2009 - The Blackstone Valley Bluegrass group entertained a crowd at the opening of the season for the Steeple Coffee House.  The band consists of Dave Dick, Bob Dick, Dan Nowlan and Ken Taylor. 

Collings Foundation WWII Enactment

October 11, 2009 - The Collings Foundation held their annual WWII enactment this weekend.


October 11, 2009 - A stuffed Tom Brady becomes one of the first scarecrows for a new tradition started by the Southborough Garden Club this year for Heritage Day.  The scarecrows that were entered in the contest are now standing at the Southborough Community House.  The Southborough Community House will be hosting their annual luncheon tomorrow during the festivities.

Travel Time

October 11, 2009 - The Amtrak rolls through the Southborough commuter station this afternoon.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

No Events Scheduled

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Oct. 12
 Boys JV Football @ Littleton High School Click for directions   10:00AM
Headed for the Slopes

October 11, 2009 - A Southborough News reader sent along this fall photo from Mt. Wachusett today. They were up there to purchase passes for the winter. Yup, snow will be flying in a month or two.