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October 18, - October 24, 2009


The boys from Cub Scout Pack 921 were hard at work today sorting, bagging and prepping the cans in the recycle cage at the Southborough Transfer Station. Two shifts of boys bagged up the entire cage, led by Pete "The Can Man".
(contributed photos)

Legal Information Session for Parents at the Southborough Public Library, Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.

  The Southborough Library will host a presentation for parents and care givers on child protection planning and recent changes in Guardianship Law, at the Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, on Tuesday, November 17, at 7:00 p.m. Attorney and Southborough resident Tracey Ingle, whose practice includes estate planning, probate, elder law and child protection planning, will guide people through changing legal considerations regarding parenting issues. 

This program 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.


Amnesty Days at the Southborough Library November 2-14

  If you have overdue books at the public library, this is for you:  during the first two weeks of November, the Southborough Library staff will forgive your overdue fines on Southborough library books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs and videos in exchange for a donation of paper goods or laundry soap for the Southborough Food Pantry. Now’s the time to gather up library items that may have overstayed their welcome at your house and bring them back to the library. The program will run from Monday, November 2 – Saturday, November 14.

For more information on this or any other program at the library, call the library at 508-485-5031.

Interested in Montessori?  Wonder what it is all about?


The Montessori Children's House, 64 Central St., Southboro, MA is hosting several information sessions for interested parents.

Friday, October 30 from 9:30 - 10:30 or

Friday, October 30 from 12:30 -1:30or

Thursday, November 12 from 7 - 8:00 PM

Information sessions are informative talks geared for adults.  Please make childcare arrangements.  The Montessori Children's House is currently accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year.  We do have a limited number of openings for the current school year. 

Free Car Wash for Veterans

On Wednesday, November 11, 2009

At Choice Car Wash

October 26, 2009, Southborough, MA – Veterans may visit Choice Car Wash in Southborough 8am-5pm on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 to receive a complimentary wash.  Choice believes that it is important to remember those who have served our country.  Veterans are asked to visit the Gulf Station next door to the car wash and inform the attendants verbally that they are veterans in order to receive their free car wash.  

The free washes are given to honor Veteran’s Day and to show Choice Car Wash’s support for our armed forces personnel and to reward the Veterans for their service. 

Choice Car Wash is committed to providing the highest quality car wash experience for our customers.





Winding Paths

October 23, 2009 - Work continues on the MBTA Cordaville Triangle.  The paths are now being done.

Up For Auction

October 23, 2009 - On November 17 Cordaville residents may know the fate of the yellow building that has sat empty for several years now at the corner of River Street and Southville Road.

Learn more about what New England Dental Group by clicking here.

On a personal note, I had teeth problems but didn't' want to go back to my dentist as I thought they had wrecked my tooth. So I decided to try out the Southborough News advertiser the New England Dental Group. What a change from my old dentist.  Yes there were problems with my tooth. After being referred to specialists from NEDG, I still had to have my tooth pulled on Wednesday, hence no update on Thursday.  The office is bright and welcoming, all of the personnel (dentists, office and hygienists) are all kind and knowledgeable and put you in ease of the work to be performed.  The dentist office is one of the most up to date technological offices I have seen in a long time.  I've had three appointments so far and I have been happy with the outcomes.  They can do one day crowns, oral surgery, restorative, Invisalign, teeth whitening, periodontics, endodontics and much more.  There are even televisions in each room to take your mind off the dental work.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Oct. 24
 Boys Freshman Football VS **Postponed To 10/26/2009 - Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 10:00AM
 Girls JV Soccer VS **Cancelled - Groton Dunstable Regional Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys JV Soccer VS **Postponed To 11/4/2009 - St. Johns H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys JV Football @ **Postponed To 10/26/2009 - Wachusett Regional H.S.   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Soccer VS **Postponed To 10/25/2009 - Groton Dunstable Regional Algonquin 5:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Monday Oct. 26
 Girls JV Soccer VS Montachustt Regvochs   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Greater Lowell Tech HS Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Football VS Worcester Technical H.S.   3:30PM

Spring '10 Soccer Registration.

Once again it is time to register for Spring soccer!  On-Line Registrations will be taken beginning October 17th, ending November 30th, 2009Any travel team U9 through U14 registrations completed after November 30th, 2009 will be accepted only if space is available and will be subject to a $25 non-refundable late fee.  SYSA will be running a PRE K program for all children who will turn 5 by August 31, 2010.

There is no late fee for K thru U8.  Teams will be formed based on the number of players registered on this date. Age groups will close as teams are filled. There is no guarantee of space on a travel team after the late date.   Follow this Registration  information link for fees and information.

You can only register on line. Follow the Registration  link for instructions, fees information and links to register on line.  If you are ready to register click Register Now

NO Flaggers

October 21, 2009 - Two Massachusetts Turnpike bridges will be repaired.  In a letter sent to Southborough Police Chief Moran, MA Hiway proposed civilian flaggers citing 4,000 vehicle trips and a low mileage below 40 MPH on both the Route 85 and the Breakneck Hill/Woodland Road bridges.  But Chief Moran said they contradicted their count saying upwards of 18,000 trips are made daily near those routes.  The Chief also mentioned that the speed is often times more than 40 MPH approaching the bridges.  She asserted to Selectmen that Cordaville Road is the town's main thoroughfare North and South and that the flaggers might not have the necessary training to keep the traffic in control for allowing emergency vehicles.  The bridge will only have one lane open.  Selectmen approved sending a letter to the MAHighway stating they did not want civilian flaggers at these two locations.  It was also suggested by audience member Mr. Bartolini that the Selectmen check into restricting the hours that work starts and stops due to the volume of rush hour traffic.

Problems at the Art Center

October 21, 2009 - Facilities Manager Phil Rinehart presented selectmen last night with a change order for $9,000 extra for repair of the windows.  There was much discussion between Selectman Boland and Architect David Hart about how the contract was written, if there was a public showing of the building, did the contractor that was the low bidder do a walk through at the pre bid meeting, and questioned Mr. Hart's and Mr. Steve White of Whipple Construction interpretation of the contract.  The $9,000 is for window glazing, refitting of window glass, turning of glass, replacement of glass and several other issues.  Mr. Boland, Ms Phaneuf and Chair Giorlandino citied the project for this latest change order.  They instructed Mr. Rinehart to go over the line items in the change order to see what should be considered part of the original bid contract.  Mr. Boland also brought up that if the front door of the South Union School is not fitted properly for winter weather that he will order a steel door for the building irregardless of historic retrofitting and renovation.

DON’T MISS THE HOLIDAY SHOP.  Saturday, November 14 from 10-4 at The Arts Center, 21 Highland Street, Southborough. 

The Southborough Crafters & Artisans Guild and The Arts Center proudly present “The Holiday Shop” featuring a variety of unique

and beautiful handmade items for holiday gift giving. There will be jewelry, pottery, fine art items and much, much more.

For directions, www.southborougharts.org.

Plan for your Halloween Activities

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

Healthy Paws Veterinary Center

First Annual Pet Halloween Party”

To Celebrate Our One Year Anniversary

· WHEN: Saturday, October 31st

Noon to 2pm - Raindate, Sunday, November 1st

· WHERE: Healthy Paws Veterinary Center

6 Old Flanders Road

Westborough, MA



Judged Costume Contest for Pets and their “humans”, Pet Parade,

Talent Show, Activities for the Children, Treats for Everyone (including your Furry Friends)

Plenty of Great Prizes!

Click for Healthy Paws Website




Games, Crafts, Face Painting,

& Treats!

Costumes encouraged!

Questions or to volunteer call 508 481 5676

For children under 12 and their families

Admission $5 per child, $15 max per family

Adult must accompany child


It's not what you gather, but what your scatter that tells what kind of life you are living!

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow stopped our communities from gathering together to bring some well deserved cheer to our brave troops during the holidays and thank them for their service and sacrifice. This Care Package Drive was the 10th since Lisa Braccio organized the first one in 2005 and we achieved an awesome milestone. Over the years through your continued generosity we have shipped more than 100,000 lbs. and 4900 boxes, touching tens of thousands of lives.

"It is not so much what is in the box, but the box itself shows people care and we are not forgotten." -- SSG Charles Rupprecht

My heartfelt thanks to all of you who gave us your checks, your products and volunteered your time. For those of you who coordinated your children, their friends and your students to make cards and bring items, please pass this onto them with my thanks. They truly made a difference!

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

Debbie Depp Wilson


Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Oct. 22
 Girls Varsity Soccer @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:45PM
 Girls JV Soccer @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:45PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:45PM
 Boys JV Soccer VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:45PM
 Girls Freshman Volleyball @ North Middlesex H S   5:30PM
 Girls JV Volleyball @ North Middlesex H S   6:00PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ North Middlesex H S   7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Oct. 22
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Worcester South Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Volleyball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs Gym 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs Gym 5:30PM

Mushroom Walk (Memorial Forest)

Date: Saturday October 24, Time: 1:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Memorial Forest, Sudbury
Leader/Speaker: Douglas Brown from the Boston Mycological Club
The Boston Mycological Club, founded in 1895, is the oldest mushroom club in the United States. We'll collect representative samples of mushrooms and related fungi, walking the trail in groups of mixed experience. On the walk there is usually lots of informal discussion about mushrooms, fungus ecology, training in what to look for, what books are best, and which wild mushrooms taste the best.
Member Fee: Free | Non-Member Fee: $10

Register for this Event


The Breakneck Hill Cow Fund

Family Fun Run & Walk

November 1, 2009

10 am

At the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land

$10 Registration for the 4K Race

Plus Cow Pie Contest:  $20 Square could win $300!

For more information visit southborobelties.org  or email

Joyceg1@yahoo.com or lpbourdon@aol.com
Hurry in to Get your Mums

 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. 

Visit Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop and sign up for their newsletters.


Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop

What's New-October 2009
Fall is finally here!  This month, we are promoting our fresh-cut flowers (did you know we are Southborough's first florist?), Colonial candles and great sweaters. Pop in our shop to pick up something special for someone special (and don't forget yourself!).  
 Fall Vase Agmt.
Arriving daily... 
Delivering to all local towns & via Teleflora! 
Colonial Candle Tapers 
Tapers, Pillars, Tealights & Holders

 Sweater hoodie

Warm and cozy... 
Save time and money at Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop! Come see us soon to pick up some beautiful flowers, Colonial candles, or a cozy sweater (and be sure to bring with you the 15% off coupon below)! 
Thank you,
Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist 
40 Mt. Vickery Rd. Southborough, MA 01772
Tel:  508-485-8979
Save 15%
Save 15% off one gift shop item now through November 15, with this coupon. Flowers and plants excluded.  Not to be combined with any other offer.
Offer Expires: November 15, 2009
Quite the Foursome

October 19, 2009 - Dan, Lisa, Deb and Sgt. Parello put together another successful package drive for the troops.

Gate Keeper

October 19, 2009 - Betty Minnucci greets diners with a smile at last weeks Heritage Day luncheon at the Southborough Community House.

Bridge Work Delay

The closure of the Northborough Road bridge has been delayed a few more days. CSX is not able to provide railroad flagmen below the bridge until next week. MassHighway has changed the message on their sign boards to say that the bridge will be closed starting Sunday, 10/25. More realistically, the bridge will be closed to all traffic starting early Monday (10/26) morning.

Have some fun with the WIGGLES at the Southborough Library!

When:  Wednesday, October 28,

10:00 – 12:00

 Join in for….


**Chances to win Wiggles tickets

**Visits with Wags the Dog (parents, bring your cameras!)

**Stories and more!!

Sponsored by Country 102.5 FM


Save the date November 14th, and the times 9:00 am to 2:00 p.m.
 White Elephant articles are needed by the Seniors: Baked goods, Hand knitted hats, mittens, scarves,  and jewelry for our various tables. These can all be dropped of at the Senior Center or contact Emma through the Center 508-229-4453.
Fall Harvest Weekend at Patriot Place!

Fall Harvest Weekend at Patriot Place, featuring two days of free family fun! In addition to scheduled events, we will offer pumpkin painting, bounce houses and other children’s activities. VIEW THE FULL EVENT SCHEDULE.

Come spend the day and enjoy pumpkin painting, bounce houses and other children’s activities!

Saturday (10/24) will also feature the following:

  • Foxboro Working Artists Show - 1pm-5pm
  • Rainforest Reptiles Animal Show - 12pm-1pm
  • Rock the Plaza Free Concert Series - 2pm-4pm
  • Center for the Performing Arts Dance Show - 4PM
Sunday (10/25) will also feature the following:
  • Petting Zoo beginning at 10AM
  • Rock the Plaza Free Concert Series - 2pm-4pm
  • Halloween Bubble Show - 2pm-3pm
  • Kids Trick-or-Treating throughout Patriot Place - 4PM
Bring the kids and come spend the day at Patriot Place and enjoy all the Family Events!
Crest Theatre, 1996. Sacramento, California
Crest Theatre, 1996. Sacramento, California
"The Art of the Movie Theater: Photographs by Stefanie Klavens"
October 24, 2009 through May 16, 2010

During Hollywood’s golden age, nearly every city and town across the nation had its local movie palace. Whether an extravagant, neon-clad jewel, or a plain structure, the neighborhood theater was often a center of community life. Boston photographer Stefanie Klavens’ interest in 20th-century popular culture led her to begin photographing these grand old picture houses over a decade ago. Her continuing photographic journey has taken her all over the country, and 20 of her images are featured in “The Art of the Movie Theater.” In 2001, the National Trust for Historic Preservation placed the single-screen historic theater on the top of their Most Endangered Places list.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Oct. 20
 Girls JV Volleyball VS St. Peter Marian H.s Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Cross Country @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Golf @ Shrewsbury High School Mount Pleasant 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Soccer VS Shepherd Hill Regional HS Algonquin 3:45PM
 Girls JV Soccer VS Shepherd Hill Regional HS Algonquin 3:45PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Fitchburg H.S.   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball VS St. Peter Marian H.s Algonquin 4:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Oct. 20
 Boys Varsity Golf @ CAL GOLF   9:00AM
 Girls JV Volleyball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   4:30PM
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   6:00PM



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


Which Season is This?

October 18, 2009 - It seems as if we had little summer to swim and before it can get closed up here comes the snow. What happened to fall?

Southborough meetings

October 19 -  October 23, 2009





CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL Oct19 7:15 PM Classroom Arts Center
Oct 19 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
SHOPC Oct 19 5:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
BOARD OF SELECTMEN Agenda Oct 20 6:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
MBTA Triangle Committee Oct 21 6:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
PLANNING BOARD [joint meeting with Zoning Advisory Committee] Oct 21 7:30 PM Upper Hall, Cordaville Hall
Zoning Advisory Committee Oct 21 7:30 PM Upper Hall, Cordaville Hall
Board of Health Oct 22 1:00 PM BOH Hearing Room Cordaville Hall
Open Space Preservation Commission Oct 22 7:00 PM BOH OFFICE, CORDAVILLE HALL
STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE Oct 22 7:00 PM Community House 28 Main Street
12  Monday 13 Tuesday 14 Wednesday 15 Thursday 16 Friday 17 Saturday
8:30 Health Clinic
8:30am Walking Group
9:30  am Pool
8:30am Health Clinic
 Friday Hours

9AM - Noon

9am Unstructured Activities
12 Blue Plate Special
9:30 am Tai Chi
10 AM Creative Writers
9:30am Mah Jongg
10am Bocci
2:00 Fitness
11am Senior Singers
11:30 Hot Topic
10am Bocci
9:30 Painting
  12 PM Ping Pong   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 18 Monday 19 Tuesday 20 Wednesday 21 Thursday 22 Friday 23 Saturday 24
10:30 AM Story Time

2-5 ages

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

10:00 Friends of

Library Meeting

3:30-4:30 Science

& Books K-Gr. 1

Please register in

Children’s Room

7:00 p.m. College

Prep Night


11:00 Toddler


Ages 0-2 years


Library open

on Saturdays


Troop Drive

October 18, 2009 - Another successful troop package drive by Lisa Braccio.  More photos to come later this week.

Mission to Liberia Collection Drive

        From October 14th through 30th, the Trottier community is conducting a collection drive for first aid items, school supplies and toiletries to send to Liberia.  With teachers serving as sponsors and logistics support, the student council, peer leaders, arts and crafts club, and family and consumer science students are working to earn community service credit. 

        All members of the Trottier community are encouraged to bring in items. All Southborough residents are welcome to help us with this project, and can drop off articles in the collection box in the Trottier lobby.  A list of the most urgently needed items is provided at the end of this article; please see below. 

        All items collected will be transported to and distributed in Liberia this winter by the Mission to Liberia organization, at no cost to us.  This group, a 501(c)3 non-profit staffed entirely by volunteers, has already sent two 40-foot containers to Liberia. They have also set up a secure distribution center for distributing the collected items directly to the people who need them.  In addition, they are providing ongoing support for grass roots Liberian organizations which help amputees, the homeless, and orphans, and are contributing to efforts to restore medical training facilities and equipment in a country that has 200 doctors for a population of 3.5 million. Mission to Liberia, based in Rochester, MA, is headed by Joseph Deranamie, an American citizen and former Liberian refugee, and Michael Cambra, a former CEO who sold his shipping company and is dedicating his retirement to this cause.  

        The country of Liberia, in West Africa, is at peace after fifteen years of war, but is struggling in the aftermath of the conflicts that caused virtually total destruction of its infrastructure, and the needs are huge.  There are many non-government organizations working toward specific goals in the country, and we have partnered with one of them, Mission to Liberia (www.missiontoliberia.org), to collect urgently needed items for shipment and distribution.

        Trottier joins many other MA schools and organizations, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, College of the Holy Cross, and public schools in Newton and Rochester, that have partnered with Mission to Liberia in highly successful drives for used shoes and children's books.  This international project offers students the opportunity to make a difference while also learning the practical realities of becoming global citizens.   They can also count their efforts on this project toward their required community service hours.   The staff also see it as a wonderful way of modeling a simple message of social responsibility, "Do what you can."

Suggested items for donation:

band aids




tooth paste



rubbing alcohol


hand lotion

hand sanitizer

toiletries of any kind

school supplies

Although there is a dire need for over-the-counter medicines, such as aspirin and ibuprofen,  Trottier cannot accept these items at the school.  Any adult wishing to contribute over-the-counter medicines  is asked to call Liz Henry at 508-485-4664.

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.

October 18, 2009 - Check out Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog's latest adventures.

Pet Author blog

Facebook Page


LUNAR IMPACT PLUME:  NASA has just released pictures of infrared flashes and a visible plume of debris produced by a Centaur booster rocket hitting the Moon on Oct. 9th.  The images confirm that the LCROSS experiment was a success despite the fact that the impacts were visually unimpressive from Earth. Visit http://spaceweather.com for images of the plume and commentary from mission scientists.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Oct. 16
 Girls Freshman Field Hockey VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Soccer VS Tahanto Regional H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Soccer VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Golf @ Leominster High School Sterling CC 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Football VS **Postponed To 10/15/2009 - Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Oct. 16
 Boys Varsity Golf VS Maynard High School   3:00PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Football @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   7:00PM