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November 1, - November 7, 2009

Troop 2784

November 7, 2009 - Girl Scouts from troop 2784 held a successful bake sale at the transfer station this afternoon. There was even a raffle to guess how many M & M's went into the huge cookie.

Choices

November 7, 2009 - Customers search through the snowboards at ARHS Ski Team's annual Ski Sale this afternoon.

A Special Thanks to our Veterans
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  GRACE FOR VETS NOV. 11, 2009 8am- 5pm

Veterans visit Choice Car Wash in Southborough 8am-5pm on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 to receive a complimentary car 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.

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Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Sunday Nov. 8
 Girls Varsity Cheering-Fall @ LEAGUES @ LEOMINSTER HS   1:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

“Falling for Science” at the Discovery Museums

The Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton, is hosting its annual fund-raiser, “Falling for Science,” from 7-10 p.m. Come with your friends for an enjoyable fall evening. Make it a night to enjoy with neighbors, colleagues, friends or a “girl’s night out” – all for a good cause! Explore, play and have fun with the hands-on exhibits and activities. To purchase tickets or make a donation for the evening, call 1-978-264-4200 ext. 13, e-mail aekberg@discoverymuseums.org or visit www.discoverymuseums.org.

Fly the American Flag at Half Staff from now until Sunset on Wednesday November 11

President Barack Obama remarks about the shootings at Fort Hood in Texas and the rise in the unemploymentrate while speaking to the media in the Rose Garden of the White House. November 6, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas
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By The President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Our Nation's thoughts and prayers are with the service members, civilians, and families affected by the tragic events at Fort Hood, Texas. The brave victims, who risked their lives to protect their fellow countrymen, serve as a constant source of strength and inspiration to all Americans. We ask God to watch over the fallen, the wounded, and all those who are suffering at this difficult hour.

As a mark of respect honoring the victims of the tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, Tuesday, November 10, 2009. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.

BARACK OBAMA

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Updates

Washington DC Trip:

The Assabet Valley History department together with WorldStrides Tour Company has organized an exciting visit to Washington DC on April 27-30, 2010 for our students.

Students are fundraising to reduce the cost of the trip:

On Sale Now: Raffle Tickets! Only $10.00 or 3 for $20.00

Drawing on 11/18/09

Prize:

  • 2 Patriots Tickets

  • 2 Tickets to Celtics game

  • 2 Tickets to "A Christmas Carol"

  • Gift cards to Stop & Shop, DSW, TGI Friday's and more...

  • Purchase raffles tickets from any student going on trip

    or call Social Studies Office at ext 1203

    215 Fitchburg Street
    Marlborough, MA 01752
    Fax: (508) 460-3472
    Phone: (508) 485-9430


     

    Indoor Craft Fair at AVRTHS

    From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, November 7, the Indoor Craft Fair, sponsored by the AVRTHS Athletic Booster Club of the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, will be held at AVRTHS, 215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough. Admission is only $2 per person. Besides the handcrafted jewelry, wooden crafts, photos, wreaths, etc., there will be blankets, scarves, paintings, and even a snack bar. For further info or to see if there are vendor tables left for rental, contact the Booster Club at shellymb219@charter.net.

    DIOCESE OF WORCESTER DIRECTIVES FOR FLU

    SEASON – Beginning this weekend and until March 2010 the

    Diocese of Worcester is suspending the distribution of the Precious

    Blood to the faithful (with the exception of those who must receive

    it, i.e., priests, deacons). The exchange of the Sign of Peace is to

    be offered without any physical contact. You may instead bow to

    the persons nearby. Parishioners are reminded that if you are ill or

    suspect you are ill with a contagious illness, you are not bound by

    the Sunday Mass obligation. Please remain at home and return to

    church when you are will. Please note that hand sanitizer is

    available at both exits of the church for your use.

     

    Sports and Outdoor Activities

    Algonquin Regional High School

    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Nov. 7
     Boys Varsity Cross Country @ MSTCA MEET @ WRENTHAM DEVELOPMENT CENTER   9:00AM
     Boys JV Football VS **Cancelled - Fitchburg H.S. Algonquin 10:00AM
     Boys Freshman Football @ Fitchburg H.S.   10:00AM
    Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Nov. 7
     Girls Varsity Soccer @ West Boylston High School   3:00PM

    Wayside Inn Sudbury hosts re-enactment

    Longfellow's Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Rd., Sudbury, is hosting a series of mock battles between various militia companies and the 16th Queen's Light Dragoons from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Two different battles will take place during the day on the east field of the historic Wayside Inn. Colonial music will be performed at 12:30 p.m. by members of the Sudbury Ancient Fyfe and Drum Company, with seasonal food and drink available for purchase throughout the afternoon. Free and open to the public. Rain date: Nov. 8. Visit www.wayside.org/events, e-mail colonel@sudburyminutemen.org or call 1-978-443-1776 more info.

    Special Announcement

    November 5, 2009 - Most residents likely received the reverse phone call letting us know that Newton Street North of the Southborough Medical Center will be closed for construction. If you didn't get the call, it said that the road would be closed between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  School bus routes will not be affected.  

    Scout Walk

    November 5, 2009 - Girl Scout Troop 7105 took a hike at Beals Preserve with a historic tour from SOLF president Sally Waters and Freddie Gillespie Monday November 2.  (contributed photo)

    Fiery Sunset

    November 5, 2009 - A setting sun seems to set the sky on fire over the Sudbury Reservoir earlier this week.

    3rd Annual Gobble Wobble – Nov 26, 2010

    5K race – 2Mi walk – Fun Run for Kids

    7:00-8:00am registration

    8:30am  5K Race & 2 Mile Family Walk

    9:30am  Kids Fun Run

    $5/family for babysitting during race

    $25/pre-register and day of

    t-shirt for pre-registered only (pre-reg closing at 5pm on 11/24)

    Location: Trottier Middle School,

                49 Parkerville Rd., Southborough

                Call: 508-229-4452 for add’l info

    Southborough Recreation

    Friends of Southborough Recreation

    Today is the last day to signup on line for RAP.  You may still walk your registrations into the office tomorrow between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30pm. Anything received after tomorrow will have a $10 late fee ( Please do not leave registrations in the mailboxes after 4:30 tomorrow as we will not receive them in time).

    Many classes are still available except for the following:

    • Finn: Science Sizzles, Indoor Games and Martial Arts

    • WW: Beasties

    • Neary:Beasties

    • Trottier: Kids in the Kitchen

    Ski Registrations are also underway for WW, Neary and Trottier.  Call the office for details.

    Southborough Recreation
    21 Highland St.
    Southborough, MA
    01772

    CONSERVATION COMMISSIONER NEEDED:

    The Conservation Commission has an opening for a Commissioner to complete the remainder of a 3 year term which will expire in June of 2010.  Duties include:  Reviewing technical permit applications and engineering plans to ensure compliance with the Wetlands Protection Act, the Rivers Protection Act, the Southborough Wetlands Bylaw, and the Stormwater and Erosion Control Bylaw.  Applicants should have demonstrated expertise, interest and/or experience in conservation, environmental protection or relevant aspects of land-use planning. Applicants must be able to attend Thursday evening meetings that occur at least every 21 days and must be able to perform on-site field visits.  On occasion, the Conservation Commission is required to meet with other town boards or committees. 

    Responsibilities of a Conservation Commission require a great deal of study, learning and thoughtful analysis. Applicants should have a willingness to attend training sessions, gain the relevant knowledge in a timely fashion, remain current, and make the necessary time commitment.

    If you are interested, please submit a Volunteer Form, resume, and a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen’s office at the Southborough Town House by November 13, 2009.

    Not to Be Outdone

    November 5, 2009 - Cats on parade joined the large crowd of dressed up dogs at the Healthy Paws first annual Halloween pet parade.  Course handlers and owners took part in the dress up too.  "Scooby Doo", client Amy Trainor and friends. (contributed photo)

    As of November 1, 2009, MA Highway, the MA Turnpike Authority, The Registry of Motor Vehicles and MBTA into one Department.  For more information click here.

    Veterans Day is November 11th

    american flag Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Celebrate and honor the brave men and women both past and present who have given so much to keep us free.

    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.

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    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.

     
    Red flowers

    Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
     

    HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

    Saturday & Sunday 
     Nov., 21 & 22, 10 am to 5 pm
    We will be sampling our Stonewall Kitchen products.
    Refreshments including Coffee- Hot Chocolate will be served. 
     
    You are invited!  Please join us at our 4th annual holiday open house, where will be showcasing our unique selection of tasteful and useful gifts, including:
    -Aromatique Scented Candles & Potpourri
    -Stonewall Kitchen Gift Baskets
    -Garden Gifts & Stones
    -Klutz Educational Toys
    -Cozy Sweaters & Stylish T-Shirts
    -Colonial Candles and Holders
    -Holiday Entertaining Gifts-wine markers, speaders,etc.
    -Teachers' Gifts
    -Super Fresh-Cut Flowers & Great Holiday Plants
         
    Be sure to mark your calendars, and tell a friend!
    See you on Sat. Nov. 21st or Sun., Nov. 22nd.!(and don't forget the 10% coupon below).
     
    Carolyn
    Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist 
    40 Mt. Vickery Rd.
    Southborough, MA 01772
    Tel:  508-485-8979
    Save 10%
    Gulbankian Farms Garden Center &  Florist Shop
    Save 10% off one gift shop item now through December 24, 2009 with this coupon.  Flowers and plants excluded.  Not to be combined with any other offer.
    Offer Expires: December 24, 2009

    Sports and Outdoor Activities

    Algonquin Regional High School

    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Nov. 6
     Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ QUARTER FINALS - VS SPM   2:30PM
     Girls Varsity Volleyball VS 1ST ROUND - VS SHEPHERD HILL High School 4:00PM
     Boys Varsity Football @ Fitchburg H.S. Crocker Field 7:00PM
    Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Nov. 6
     Boys Varsity Football @ Quabbin Reg. High School Click for directions   7:00PM
     Girls Varsity Volleyball @ DISTRICTS   7:00PM

    Sudbury Valley Trustees

    Gray Reservation, Sudbury

    GLACIAL FEATURES EXPLORATION

    Saturday November 7, 9:00-11:00am

    Join us at SVT’s Gray Reservation and learn about the geophysical events that shaped this land, and see where the passage of glaciers left its mark on this landscape.  A striking 40-foot-high ice-contact face rises just south of Hop Brook, eskers wind through these properties, and kettleholes pit the plain.  Learn more about the grand history of this unique SVT property.   Bruce Porter, Volunteer, Physicist, & Science Olympiad coach for the Glaciers Competition will be our leader.

    Registration required.  SVT Members: free, Non-Members: $10 

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

    Time for the Holidays

    November 4, 2009 - Cub scout Logan uses his sales skills in selling a Christmas Wreath for the annual town wide Christmas Wreath and Candle fundraiser for the scouts.

    November 4, 2009 - Linda Hubley - Last night selectmen appointed John Cunningham to the position of dispatcher. Nine candidates had applied for the position. Four of those candidates did not meet the minimum requirements. A committee made up of police and fire personnel narrowed the choice down to two to three candidates that would be furthered interviewed by Police Chief Jane Moran and Fire Chief John Mauro. The strongest candidate to come out of the interviews was part time Hopkinton Police dispatcher Mike Cunningham. After several questions raised by selectmen, Mr. Cunningham was appointed to the position of full time communications officer. He will be replacing Robert Fagudes is leaving the police department for the State Police Academy. The police department dispatches for both the Southborough Police and Fire Departments.

    The Cordaville Triangle Committee came to selectmen asking for a change order for the figure of $1280. Contractors ran into problems when they dug the trenches for the coreten steelwork and ran into ledge and a very large boulder. Chair of the committee Nancy Vargas said the work is still on schedule and more supplies have been delivered this week to finish off some walkways and other work. They still remain on budget. CPA funding was used for the project.

    Selectmen talked once again about how the town house hours are working. If the town House employees are keeping track of how many residents come in on Tuesday nights. Currently the Town House is open M, W, Th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Tuesday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Friday 8:00 AM to Noon.. Selectman Bonnie Phaneuf said if future budget cuts required it, she would rather see the Town House closed on Fridays altogether. Many town house employees attended the meeting in support of the current hours. Town administrator Jean Kitchen said that the electrical  savings of $1600 so far.

    Selectmen will be holding budget summits for the department heads but warned several times last night that the town is in dire straights as far as the budget that will be brought to town meeting next spring. They are suggesting that there may be cuts in each department and that they would like to see department heads find those cuts or the selectmen may have to actually cut hours across the board including within the schools.

    The Southborough Library Trustees opened their meeting in conjunction with the Selectmen in order to choose one of four very qualified candidates to fill a vacancy until the spring elections. Residents Beth Rosen bloom who attends many of the library’s offerings and whose children and her visit weekly was named the newest trustee by unanimous vote. All candidates were asked if they would be willing to run on the upcoming ballot for which all said yes.

    The Southborough Conservation Commission is looking for a candidate to fill a vacancy on their board. If interested fill out a volunteer form and send an application into the town administrator before November 13, 2009.

    Selectmen went over the criteria for the upcoming police chief interviews. They have scheduled a block of time of two hours for interviews of the Southborough Police Chief candidates. There will be a short public session following the interviews. The interviews will run from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on November 16th and will make their decision at the November 17th Selectmen’s meeting.

    Southborough Gardeners annual Guest Day will present "Festive Flowers for the Holidays" with Mary Huntoon on Thursday, November 12th at 10:00AM at Pilgrim Church, Southborough.  Tickets $5.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door.  Adults only please.  Holiday boutique, refreshments and raffles of all the floral designs.  This event is a fundraiser and proceeds will be used for the beautification of Southborough. 
     

    Scouting for Food

    November 4, 2009 - Members of the Southborough parishes and food pantry gather to plan for the annual Scouting for Food drive.  Bags will be left at residences this week and next week they will be going around collecting the food.

    Governor Patrick is requesting both the American and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half staff from sunrise until sunset on November 6, 2009 in honor of Capt. Kyle R. Van De Giesen killed in action.

    Pursuant to gubernatorial protocol which states,

    "The U.S. flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on the day of interment of any soldier from Massachusetts who is killed in action in a war zone while on active duty,”

    Please be advised that Governor Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Friday, November 6, 2009, in honor of Capt. Kyle R. Van De Giesen of North Attleboro, Massachusetts who was killed in action in Afghanistan on October 26, 2009.

    This gubernatorial order applies to:

    1.      The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls

    2.      Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

    3.      All state military installations

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    Governor Patrick is requesting both the American and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half staff from sunrise until sunset on November 7, 2009 in honor of Capt. Eric A. Jones killed in action.

    Pursuant to gubernatorial protocol which states,

    "The U.S. flag shall be flown at half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on the day of interment of any soldier from Massachusetts who is killed in action in a war zone while on active duty,”

    Please be advised that Governor Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, November 7, 2009, in honor of Capt. Eric A. Jones of Westchester, NY and Mashpee, MA who was killed in action in Afghanistan on October 26, 2009.

    This gubernatorial order applies to:

    1.      The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls

    2.      Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

    3.      All state military installations

    Representative Dykema to Hold Local Office Hours

    Representative Carolyn C. Dykema will hold office hours in all towns of the 8th Middlesex District in November.

    Any resident who would like to speak with Representative Dykema and is unable to attend office hours should contact her office at (617) 722-2210 or email her aide at leah.robins@state.ma.us to set up a personal appointment.

    Southborough
     Friday, November 6,

                                 10:15-11:15 a.m.
                              Mauro’s Cafe
                                 2 Main St
                                   Southborough, MA 01772

    THE HOLIDAY SHOP, SOUTHBOROUGH

    Saturday, November 14, 10 AM – 4 PM

    The Arts Center, 21 Highland Street, Southborough

    The Southborough Crafters Guild and The Arts Center bring you “The Holiday Shop” featuring a variety of unique and beautiful handmade arts and crafts for holiday gift giving.

    For directions, www.southborougharts.org.

    With the HOLIDAY SHOP there is no need to spend hours driving around to big box or specialty stores looking for “just the right gift” for all the special people in your life. 

    The Holiday Shop will feature arts and crafts in a variety of media, including ceramic, metal, glass and textiles.  Whether you are looking for decorative items or personal accessories, you will find something special here. 

    The Arts Center has a long history of bringing beautiful art to our community.  The Southborough Crafters Guild has been presenting unique crafts for holiday gift giving for many years through it Annual Holiday Shopping Boutique.  Now the two have teamed up to make it easier than ever to enjoy your holiday shopping experience. 

    As an added bonus, the Arts Center’s Annual Juried Art Show will be ongoing in the galleries, giving you beautiful artwork to view while shopping.   

    Sports and Outdoor Activities

    Algonquin Regional High School

    No Events Scheduled

    Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Nov. 5
     Boys Freshman Football VS Quabbin Reg. High School   3:30PM

    Northborough-Southborough Youth Lacrosse Association (NSYLA)

    Boys Lacrosse – Registration for Spring 2010 Season

    Info available at www.NSYLA.org

    Have questions about our program, click on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    REGISTRATION: Open registration on-line at www.nsyla.org 11/12 – 11/25. Restricted registration for returning players only from 11/8 -11/12. Returning players are guaranteed participation if they register in this time period. In past seasons, we have accommodated all players who sign up on time. Space is limited by field availability and the number of volunteer coaches we are able to develop. Please consider the commitment and requirements prior to signing up. Players registering after Nov 25th will be placed on a wait list. All players must provide their own equipment (NSYLA provides goalie equipment). Multi-child family discounts are calculated at registration. No refunds after submission to US Lacrosse Membership. There is a change in fees this year as players will be purchasing their uniforms from Brine Sporting Goods in Sudbury. The registration fee will be lowered accordingly. Scholarships are available in confidence.

    INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Thursday, November 12th at Trottier Middle School Library, Southborough from 7-8 PM. New and returning players & parents are strongly encouraged to attend. We will review the philosophy and rules of our league (MBYLL), answer questions, and review required equipment.

    New players are accepted at ALL age levels!

    Grades 7 & 8 (U15) is a full contact sport with practices 3 times per week (2 weeknights and Saturday morning) starting in March. Sunday games begin in early April. A full level of commitment to regular and timely attendance at practices and games is required. Attendance, not skill, is the only factor which determines playing time. Cost for U15 is $125.

    Grades 5 & 6 (U13) is a full contact sport with practices 3 times per week (2 weeknights and Saturday morning) starting in March. Sunday games begin in early April. A full level of commitment to regular and timely attendance at practices and games is required. Attendance, not skill, is the only factor which determines playing time. Cost for U13 is $125.

    Grades 3 & 4 (U11) is non-checking level, with practices twice a week (1 weeknight and Saturday morning) starting in March, plus a game each Sunday afternoon starting in April. Cost for U11 is $100.

    Grade 2 (U9) is a developmental program. This program is designed to introduce the fundamentals of the game of lacrosse & teach basic stick handling skills, with one practice per week for eight weeks, & a few games TBA in May & June. This program will begin in April when the outdoor fields are available. Cost for U9 is $50.

    Iced

    November 3, 2009 - Cub Scout Pack 921 had Dr. Dick Williamson, better known as "The Iceman" as their special guest at their Pack meeting Monday night. Dr. Williamson hails from MIT, and covered lots of COOL science experiments using liquid nitrogen. Balloons shattering, frozen flowers, solid soap bubbles and exploding corks made for a very fun and educational night.
     

     

     

    Hanging out for Halloween

    are these friends in the tree.

    Photo submitted by

    Southborough News

    reader Barbara Dyer

    The Glory of Chinese Civilization--
    Chinese Traditional Dye Art Exhibition Opening Ceremony

    Presented By: Wuxi Chinese Blue Calico Museum, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China
    Changzhou Herb Dyeing Research Center, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China
    University of Connecticut American English Language Institute (UCAELI)
    University of Connecticut Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA)

    University of Connecticut Chinese Undergraduate Students Association (CUSA)

    Time: 5:00-9:00pm, November 7, 2009

                                   Location: Rome Ballroom, South Campus, University of Connecticut

                                   Admission: Student $3; Professor $8; Public $10

    The University of Connecticut Chinese Scholars & Students Association (UCONN CSSA)the University of Connecticut Chinese Undergraduate Students Association (UCONN CUSA) and the University of Connecticut American English Language Institute (UCAELI) are pleased to announce the Glory of Chinese Civilization—Chinese Traditional Dye Art Exhibit Opening Ceremony on November 7, 2009.

    We hope you will be able to join us for this opening ceremony featuring various traditional Chinese arts including Chinese Calligraphy, a Chinese Tea Ceremony, Paper Cutting, Instrument Demonstrations, and Martial Arts. The evening’s main event will be a Dye Art Fashion Show showcasing our students dressed up in all different styles of Chinese dye art clothing highlighting a variety of patterns and different dye art skills including painting, printing, tie dyeing, clamp-resist dyeing and batik dyeing by indigo, herb, and fruit.

    After the opening ceremony, we will host a weeklong Chinese dye art exhibition from November 12th to November 18th in the Student Union Room 307. We look forward to seeing you at Rome Ballroom at University of Connecticut on November 7, 2009 and throughout The Glory of Chinese Civilization Exhibit.

    Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA)

    Chinese Undergraduate Students Association (CUSA)

    St. Bernadette Parish

     is holding its 5th Annual Holiday Magic Craft Fair

     Saturday, Nov. 14, 9:00 – 3:00 PM

    266 Main St. Northboro, MA

    All are welcome to this community event which benefits St. Bernadette School children.  Come and browse our selection of handmade items.  Jewelry, doll clothes, Teddy bears, tole painting, religious articles, & more are available.  Shop for ornaments, wreaths, decorations, quilted items, & other gifts.  Visit our famous Baked Goods Table.  Plus, the kitchen is open all day serving breakfast and lunch.  This event is made possible through the generosity of St. Bernadette parishioners and local families.  Call 508-393-2838 for more info.

    Sudbury Valley Trustees Presents:

    Award Winning Children’s Author Melissa Stewart

    at Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

    Sunday November 15, 2:00PM – 3:30PM

    How do animals living in fields and forests, ponds and wetlands survive in the heart of winter? Join Melissa Stewart as she reads and discusses the process of creating her new picture book, Under the Snow. Melissa has published over 100 books for young readers and has written over 70 articles for children and adults. This event is fun for the whole family! Book sale and signing to follow. 

    For more information on Melissa Stewart, visit www.melissa-wtewart.com.

    Registration required.  SVT Members: free, Non-Members: $10, Children under 12 are free.

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

    Prayer-Rag-Flag Honoring the American Soldier
    through November 30


    When artist Elizabeth Cole Sheehan first conceived the Prayer-Rag-Flag, she sought to acknowledge the American soldier and to express hope for peace in Iraq and Afghanistan. She was inspired by Japanese prayer rags and Tibetan prayer flags. Both of these traditions involve tying fabric outdoors, allowing the prayers they hold to go out into the world on the wind. In honor of Veterans Day, and to commemorate the 5,189 soldiers whose names appear on the flag today. The National Heritage Museum is displaying the Prayer-Rag-Flag in its lobby throughout the month of November.

    Elizabeth Sheehan will be at the Museum on Veterans Day, November 11, from 1-4 pm to answer questions about the flag, its construction, and why she took on the project.
    National Heritage Museum
    33 Marrett Road
    Lexington, MA 02421
    781-861-6559

    To see all we have on view, visit our web site at
    www.nationalheritagemuseum.org

    Free admission and parking
    Closed Mondays, except for Monday holidays
    Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am-4:30 pm
    Sunday, noon-4:30 pm
    Heritage Shop and Courtyard Café on site

    The Museum was founded by and is supported by the Scottish Rite Masons

    Be sure to check out our blogs! The National Heritage Museum Blog is a great resource for information on American history, Freemasonry, Fraternalism, and Museum news. Our Learning Blog facilitates the use of primary sources to reconstruct the past.
     

    AVOID INVASIVE PLANTS FOR HOLIDAY DECORATING

    As part of the upcoming holiday season, many people are using plant material to decorate their houses or businesses. The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) highly recommends that people avoid using certain exotic, invasive plants such as Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) and multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) in holiday decorations. Though these plants are attractive, it is best to refrain from using them. Birds eat and carry away the fruits from wreaths and garlands and the digested but still-viable seeds sprout where deposited. Exotic, invasive plants create severe environmental damage, invading open fields, forests, wetlands, meadows, and backyards, and crowding out native plants. Bittersweet can even kill mature trees through strangling. Both plants are extremely difficult to control: when cut off, the remaining plant segment in the ground will re-sprout. It is illegal to import or sell bittersweet and multiflora rose in any form (plants or cuttings) in the state of Massachusetts.

    Backyard gardeners, nursery staff, landscapers and conservationists can learn more about invasive plants from MassWildlife's Guide To Invasive Plants, authored by DFW's former State Botanist Paul Somers, Rachel Kramer, and Karen Lombard of The Nature Conservancy and Bill Brumback of the New England Wild Flower Society. In the Guide, each invasive plant description includes a photograph, the plant's regulatory status, key identification characteristics, habitats where the plant is likely to be found, type of threat the plant poses to native species and habitats, and its current distribution and place of origin. Similar plant species are also briefly described to aid in plant identification. The Guide includes definitions of three categories of invasiveness, brief explanations of how invasive plants are introduced and spread, why invasives are a problem, how to learn more about controlling invasive plants, and the state agricultural regulations regarding their importation, sale and propagation. Useful invasive plant websites are also referenced. The Guide is $5 a copy. To purchase a guide from MassWildlife, stop in the Westborough office during business hours or send a request to “Invasive Plant Guide,” MassWildlife Field HQ, NHESP, 1 Rabbit Hill Rd, Westborough, MA, 01581, and include a check payable to: Comm. of Mass.--NHESP. Sorry, but credit cards are not accepted. For more information from DFW about invasive plants, visit www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/nhesp/conservation/invasives/invasive_species.htm or visit the New England Wild Flower Society website at http://www.newfs.org/protect/invasive-plants.

    Sports and Outdoor Activities

    Algonquin Regional High School

    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Nov. 4
     Girls Varsity Field Hockey VS TOURNAMENT 1ST ROUND VS TANTASQUA High School 2:30PM
     Boys Varsity Soccer VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 3:30PM
     Girls Varsity Soccer VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 5:30PM
    Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Nov. 4
     Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Auburn High School Click for directions   2:30PM

    Birding Cape Cod
    Sponsored by Wellfleet Bay

    Fri, Nov 06, 2009 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Location: Outer Cape
    Instructor: Dennis Murley - Staff Naturalist
    Audience: Adult
    Fee: Adults $12.00m/ $14.00nm

    Join Mass Audubon naturalists for a series of birding trips, to birding hot spots. Based on recent sightings, we will make several different stops to locations that have featured good birds.

    Instructions and Directions: Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. Transportation provided.

    Registration is required.

    Register by mail: program registration form. (PDF 66K)
    Register by phone: with a credit card by calling 508-349-2615.
    For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

    For more information, contact:

    Wellfleet Bay
    291 State Highway, Route 6
    P.O. Box 236
    South Wellfleet, MA 02663
    wellfleet@massaudubon.org

    Livingston Taylor Concert Cancelled!  The Concert that was to be held on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. in Algonquin Regional H.S. Auditorium has been cancelled.  The committee hopes that the concert will be rescheduled in early 2010.

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

    The Race is On

    November 2, 2009 - More race photos from the Breakneck Hill Cow run yesterday.

    Fun Times for People and Pets

    November 2, 2009 - Lots of winners, lots of fun at the Healthy Paws Vet clinic.

     

    All Saints Day

    November 2, 2009 - St. Mark's, St. Anne's and Pilgrim churches celebrated All Saints Day yesterday with their annual Bagpiped led parade.

    Rotary Club Meetings

    November 2, 2009 - The Rotary Club sponsors so many wonderful events around town such as the Domino's Pizza stand at Heritage Day, the Pumpkin Lighting ceremony on Heritage Day, the Heritage Day race, The Trottier Talent Show and Earth Day cleanup.

    Rotary Club Meetings

    The Southborough Rotary Club meets each Tuesday at 7:15A until approximately 8:30 AM at the St. Marks Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Southborough, MA. Visitors are always welcome.

    Website click here

    Sports and Outdoor Activities

    Algonquin Regional High School

    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Nov. 3
     Boys Freshman Soccer @ Shepherd Hill Regional HS   3:30PM
     Girls Freshman Soccer @ Shepherd Hill Regional HS   3:30PM
    Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Nov. 3
     Boys Varsity Cross Country VS Worcester North   3:30PM

    Algonquin Youth Wrestling Clinics

    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:00 pm

     December 7 through February 11 (18 sessions)

    At

    Algonquin Regional High School Wrestling Room

    Learn the Sport of Wrestling and Have Fun!

    For 5th – 8th Graders

    Coach Peter Connery

    Clinic Director & Algonquin Wrestling Head Coach

     

    Program Features (No Previous Experience required):

    Through high energy, fun-filled sessions your child will learn amateur wrestling techniques as well as develop balance, flexibility, coordination, body awareness and self-confidence.

    Sessions will be run by the Algonquin High School Coaching Staff

    …………………………………………………………….

    Clinic Application

     

    Name____________________________________________    M___   F___   Grade_________

     

    Address __________________________________________   Town______________________

     

    Phone____________________________________________    Age______

     

    Email (please print clearly) ______________________________________

    T-shirt for each participant! Size:  ADULT:   Sm     Med     Lg 

    I, Parent/Guardian agree, by enrolling my son/daughter, that he/she is physically and mentally able to participate in all of the Camp’s activities.  In case of medical emergency and I cannot be reached, I hereby give permission to the physician selected by the staff to hospitalize and secure medical treatment for the child.  I understand that my medical insurance is expected to cover my child for injuries.  I agree not to hold the ARHS Wrestling Camp, its management and staff, and/or ARHS, its management and staff, responsible for any athletic, dental, or bodily injury that may occur to my son/daughter while attending Camp.  I realize and acknowledge that ARHS is not sponsoring this Wrestling Camp.

     

    _______________________________________________________________________

    (Parent or Guardian Signature)                                     (Parent or Guardian Printed Name)

    TUITION: $125 registration (Checks payable to ARHS Wrestling Boosters)

    MAIL by November 25th to: Katarina Wrin, Wrestling Boosters Rep.

                                                    67 Pine Hill Rd

                                                    Southborough, MA 01772

    Any questions, contact Katarina Wrin at wrinkat6@aol.com or 508-879-0001

    Please note any medical conditions which may affect your child’s participation:

    Even Pets Enjoyed Halloween

    November 1, 2009 - Healthy Paws of Flanders Road, Westborough MA celebrated Halloween with a parade, contests, food and fun.

    Breakneck Hill Cow Run

    November 1, 2009 - And they are off!  A race to benefit the cows went off smoothly this morning.  The cows also ran up the hill on the other side of the fence chasing the runners to the surprise of everyone.  The Cowpie bingo was next up.  It took a little coaxing to get a cow into the marked out field but once in there, she did her thing.  Another surprise.  The pile fell right on the x marks the spot so four winners went home with the prize.  They were: Casey Family, Dorsey Family, Hillary Woodruff, and the  Foreman Family.

     

    Representative Dykema Addresses Massachusetts Grange Convention

    Boston, MA - Representative Carolyn C. Dykema addressed the 137th annual Massachusetts State Grange Convention on October 23, 2009, speaking of the need to support the agriculture economy in the Commonwealth. 

    “Local farming is part of our history and our future. We need to work for policy that balances our need for housing and development with our need to protect a sustainable and safe food supply,” Representative Dykema told farmers assembled at the Doubletree Hotel in Milford.

    “As demand for locally grown products increases, it’s even more important that the voice of agriculture is heard at the State House,” said Dykema whose comments were followed by those of Scott Soares, Commissioner of the Mass. Department of Agricultural Resources.

    Rep. Dykema is a member of the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. She recently submitted testimony in opposition to a bill that would open the door to increased local regulation of farms and make it more difficult for farms to remain economically viable.

    The National Grange is the nation's oldest general farm and rural public interest organization.  The Massachusetts State Grange was founded in 1873.  Grange members provide service to agriculture and rural communities on a wide variety of issues, including economic development, education, family endeavors, and legislation.

    Southborough meetings

    November 2 -  November 6, 2009

    Meeting

    Date

    Time

    Where

    BOARD OF SELECTMEN Agenda Nov 3 6:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
    YOUTH COMMISSION Nov 3 7:15 PM Conference Room Fayville Hall
    COUNCIL ON AGING Nov 4 7:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
    PLANNING BOARD [joint meeting with Zoning Advisory Committee] Nov 4 7:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
    ZONING ADVISORY COMMITTEE Nov 4 6:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
    COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE Nov 5 7:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
    2 Monday 3 Tuesday 4 Wednesday 5 Thursday 6 Friday 7 Saturday
    8:30 Health Clinic
    8:30am Walking Group
    9:30  am Pool
    8:30am Health Clinic
     Friday Hours

    9AM - Noon

    9am Unstructured Activities
    9:30 Cribbage
    9:30 am Tai Chi
    10 AM Creative Writers
    9:30am Mah Jongg
    9:30 am painting class
     
    2:00 Fitness
    11am Senior Singers
     
     
    10 am Canasta
          12 PM Pitch
    1:00 PM water aerobics
      12 PM Pitch   1:00 PM Bridge

    Click here for the new Senior Center Website

    Saturday November 14th 9:00am to 2:00pm

    Baked goods can be dropped off on Friday, November 13th.

    Mark your calendar’s for the Annual Autumn Fair. Our volunteer’s are working very hard putting this fair together. We are still accepting donations for the white elephant table.

    Come see what will be available:

    • craft items

    • children’s toys and games

    • bake sale

    • white elephant table

    • jewelry

    • raffle items

    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.

    Computers:

    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 1 Monday 2 Tuesday 3 Wednesday 4 Thursday 5 Friday 6 Saturday 7
     

    Amnesty Days at the

    Library Nov. 2 –

    Nov. 14. Bring in

    paper goods

    donations for Food

    Pantry and have

    fines forgiven

     

    10:00 Book Review

    3:30 Science &

    Books, Gr. K-1

    6:30 4th-6th Grade

    Book Group

    11:00 Toddler

    Time

    Ages 0-2 years

     
     

    Library open

    on Saturdays

     

    Sports and Outdoor Activities

    Algonquin Regional High School

    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Nov. 2
     Boys Varsity Soccer @ Shepherd Hill Regional HS   3:30PM
     Boys JV Soccer @ Shepherd Hill Regional HS   3:30PM
     Boys JV Football @ Worcester South H.S.   3:30PM
     Girls JV Volleyball VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 6:00PM
     Girls Varsity Volleyball VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 7:00PM
    Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
    TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Nov. 2
     Boys JV Football @ Groton-Dunstablereg H .s. Click for directions   3:30PM
     Boys Varsity Soccer @ Clinton High School Click for directions   3:30PM

    November 1, 2009 - Friday was homecoming day/night at ARHS.

    SKI SALE

     

    To Benefit

    ARHS Ski Team

    Saturday November 7, 2008

    9:00-2:30

    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