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December 6, - December 12, 2009

Nutcracker Lambs

December 12, 2009 - "Southborough Lambs"  Lucy and Haley performed in MetroWest Ballet's production of the Nutcracker Tea today.

Santa Visit

December 12, 2009 - Santa made a special stop for the children of the Southborough Firefighters today.

(ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS Apprentice Singers: from left,  Tyler Jacobson, Kelsey O'Hare, Kathryn Connolly, Marisa Vasquez)

This year, four students from Algonquin Regional High School have been chosen as apprentice singers with Assabet Valley Mastersingers: Kathryn Connolly, Kelsey O'Hare, Tyler Jacobson and Marisa Vasquez. The Mastersingers' apprentice program provides an excellent educational opportunity for talented high school singers to perform challenging choral masterworks with mature singers, professional soloists, and professional accompaniment.

Apprentice singers must be recommended by their high school choral directors, and then must successfully audition with the Mastersingers Artistic Director, Robert Eaton. The students are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances, and are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the music prior to rehearsal and for reviewing the material between rehearsals.

Dedicated to perpetuating the love and appreciation of choral music, Assabet Valley Mastersingers delight in presenting new and less familiar music in addition to the celebrated masters.  Membership is diverse, representing over twenty towns, with a wide range of ages and singing experience.

 The Assabet Valley Mastersingers invite you to a Messiah Sing, Sunday December 20, 2009, 3:30 pm at First Congregational Church, Shrewsbury.  Mendelssohn's oratorio, Elijah, will be performed Sunday, March 14th 2010, at 3:30 pm at St. Mark's School, Southborough.  For more information, please visit www.avmsingers.org , or call 978-562-9838.

Almost Ready

December 12, 2009 - The Northborough Road bridge is all paved and lined but still awaiting final touches like guard rails.

Sophia "Bunny" Coleman, 94, formerly of Southborough died peacefully on December 8, 2009, after a long illness.

She was the loving wife of the late Dr. George W. Coleman.

Born in New Britain, CT, she was the daughter of Steven and Helena (Panish) Stankievtz.

Mrs. Coleman was a graduate of Franklin County Hospital School of Nursing in Greenfield and was the beloved school nurse for the Town of Southborough for many years until her retirement in 1977. She took hundreds of temperatures, put on thousands of band aids and gave out lots of hugs. She was also known for helping families that were less fortunate, by finding them food, clothing, and furniture through private anonymous donors. Mrs. Coleman was an active member of the St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Southborough and a volunteer at the Southborough Public Library.

She leaves her daughter Emily S. Coleman and her husband Roeby Simons of Emigrant, MT; a brother John Stankievtz of Southington, CT; sister Nancy Hill of Sunnyvale, CA; nieces, Barbara Pasternak of Holyoke; Mary Ann Stankievtz of Kensington, CT; and nieces, nephews, and great nieces & nephews. She will be missed by many close friends and family.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 7 PM at Morris Funeral Home, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com) 40 Main St. Southborough. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday. Dec. 15, at 10 AM at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 27 Main St. Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery, Southborough.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

No Sports Scheduled

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Sports Scheduled

Space Weather News for Dec. 12, 2009
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GEMINID METEOR SHOWER: This weekend, Earth will pass through a stream of debris from extinct comet 3200 Phaethon, source of the annual Geminid meteor shower.  Forecasters expect more than 100 meteors per hour to fly out of the constellation Gemini when the shower peaks on Dec. 13th and 14th.  For most observers, the best time to look will be from 10 pm local time on Sunday night to dawn on Monday morning.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for photos, a sky map, and live audio from a meteor radar.  

ASTRONOMY ALERTS FOR CHRISTMAS: Spaceweather.com's  astronomy alert service makes a great gift.  It works like this: Suppose the International Space Station is about to fly over your back yard. Your phone will ring and tell you to go outside and look.  Subscribers also receive alerts for meteor showers, eclipses, rocket launches, Northern Lights and much more.  Give the heavens for Christmas at http://spaceweatherphone.com.
 

Christmas Trees

December 11, 2009 - Southborough Firefighter Tony Alessi assists a young customer at the Christmas sales at the Southborough Fire Station last night.

Open House

December 12-13 Open Studio, Sunny Window Barn Southboro, MA, 10am-5pm

December 19-20 Open Studio, Sunny Window Barn Southboro, MA, 10am-5pm

Located at 4 Pearl Street, Southborough

Cathy Gerson, Gerson Ware, Southborough, 254 Parkerville Road www.cathygerson.com  - Open House/Holiday Sale: 10-5 for the first 2 weekends of December!

12/12-13/2009 & 12/19-20/2009 - 10am to 5pm Parkerville Road Southborough

Cathy's Studio is bursting with her wonderful hand-thrown and hand-built ceramic wares. Choose from her classic Gersonware "Cooking with Color" line featured at her online store, GersonWare.com  and from her "It's Hip to be Square" line. For the first time ever there will be $5, $10 and $15 sale tables!

Leeds Farm, 118 Middle Road, Southborough MA  Handmade woolen gifts,  10:00 am - 4:00 PM

Happy Hanukah

Join Beth Tikvah, 45 Oak St., Westborough, for its annual Chanukah Party at 5 p.m., the second night of Chanukah. The evening begins with a brief Havdalah service and group Hanukah lighting. There will also be activities, crafts, latkes, sufganiyot and the first Kugel cook-off. The Chanukah Party is free to members or $10 per family for non-members. RSVP to Susan Smith at susansmith88@verizon.net or 1-508-366-6069 with the number of adults and children attending. Visit www.bethtikvahsynagogue.org for more info.

Chabad of Westborough will sponsor its annual Public Menorah Lighting and Chanukah Celebration in Westborough Center at the Rotary at 6:30 p.m. Watch as an ice sculptor carves a menorah out of a 500 lb. block of ice and, at the end of the demonstration, the ice menorah will be lit. The evening also includes dreidels and holiday refreshments. Town selectmen and other dignitaries will participate in the festivities. The menorah will be on display through Dec. 19. Admission is free and open to all members of the community. For more info, call 1-508-366-0499 or e-mail Dvora@chabadwestboro.org.

A unique Chanukah celebration will take place at Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough at 5:30 p.m. A large carved ice menorah will be on display and children will have an opportunity to wrap a gift for a child cancer patient. Other features of the program include fill and glaze a jelly doughnut, design your own Chanukah bracelet, live music, and lots of hot latkes (potato pancakes), doughnuts, chocolate gelt (coins) and dreidels. The event will be held in the JC Penny court, in front of a six-foot menorah. For more info about this or other programs, call Dvora Green at 1-508-366-0499 or e-mail Dvora@chabadwestboro.org.

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

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Greetings friends!
 
This Saturday, two fantastic musicians come together as a duo.  Abbie Gardner, best known to many for her work with Red Molly and Anthony da Costa, who among other awards and distinctions was the youngest winner at both Falcon Ridge and Kerrville Folk Festivals.  Opening for the duo is another fantastic musician - Robert Hill of the Robert Hill Band doing what I expect to be a solo set.
 
Many of you will say to yourselves something like, "I've heard of Red Molly, but..."  Trust me.  This is going to be a great show. I was fortunate enough to see these two play together in the middle of the night at the famous Budgiedome - one of the unofficial after hours "venues" at Falcon Ridge, and you are in for a treat!

Need a date night that doesn't break the bank?  Here is the formula:

 
Childcare + Dinner + Show


Take advantage of the phenomenal deal from Tomasso, and the very affordable childcare provided by our friends at the Pilgrim Church Youth Group.  Also, please help us by supporting the Southborough Food Pantry and Warm Clothing Drive (more details below).

See you Saturday!

Cheers,
Joe
 


Saturday December 12th @ 7:30
 

Abbie & Anthony
 

Two great musicians coming together as a duo.  Abbie and Anthony are always fantastic regardless of the configuration (playing solo or with their respective bands, hers of course being the incomparable Red Molly), but when they play as a duo, it's unique, fun, and magical.
 
 
Opening the show will be the fantastic  Robert Hill of the Robert Hill Band.


 

Show begins @ 7:30 (doors open at 7:00).

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

Affordable childcare available for this show.  Click here for details.

Order online through Brown Paper Tickets.
 

 
Tomasso's Unbelievable Offer
 
Exclusive "3 Course Dinner & Show" Menu from
 
Tomasso Trattoria


This season, our generous sponsor Tomasso Trattoria will be offering a 3 course pre-concert menu exclusively for Steeple Coffeehouse ticket holders.  The cost is $24 per person (only $19 if prepaid with online ticket purchase!). It is available day of show and is exclusively for concert ticket holders. Reservations are strongly recommended.

For current menu click here.
For complete details click here.

Southborough Food Pantry & WUMB Warm Clothing Drive
 
As you know, the proceeds from our shows go to great local charities. In keeping with our giving spirit, we're asking guests to bring items for the Southborough Food Pantry to each show.

Click here for a current list of items needed.

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

In November & December, we are also partnering with WUMB Radio and UMass Boston to collect new and gently used warm clothing.  Click here for more details.

Thank you!
 


 
 
 

Demystifying the The Financial Aid Maze for College at the Southborough Public Library, Monday, January 11 at 7:00 p.m.


 
The Southborough Library will host a presentation for parents and care givers to Demystify the College Search for Financial Aid, at the Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, on Wednesday, January 11, at 7:00 p.m.

Educational Consultant Judy Zodda, along with Financial Consultant Jack Wang, will bring their expertise to this information session for parents of middle and high school students. The session 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.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Dec. 12
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ JOHN WALLACE INVITATIONAL@WACHUSETT   9:00AM
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ JOHN WALLACE INVITATIONAL@WACHUSETT   9:00AM
 Boys Varsity Wrestling @ @TIMBERLANE W/ MERRIMACK,NASH N, ST. J PREP   10:00AM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey VS Cambridge Public Schools New England 12:10PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS JAMBOREE Northstar Rink 6:40PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Dec. 12
 Girls JV Basketball VS Shawsheen Valley Tech HS   12:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Shawsheen Valley Tech HS   2:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ JAMBOREE   6:40PM

Shrubs in Winter” at Garden in the Woods

From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., learn about “Shrubs in Winter” at Garden in the Woods in Framingham The leaves are nearly gone from most shrubs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t learn to recognize them. Instructor Roland "Boot" Boutwell will focus on a number of macro-characteristics, such as branching patterns, growth habits, bark, persistent fruit, galls, and habitats to help participants identify more than 20 of our native New England shrubs in late fall and winter. The program begins with a classroom session and then moves into the field. Fee: $48 members, $56 nonmembers. Pre-registration is necessary by contacting the registrar at 1-508-877-7630 ext. 3303.

Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Rd., Worcester, will be offering a Holiday Nature Crafts Open House from 1-4 p.m. Come to the visitor center to view the tree decorated with ornaments handcrafted from all-natural materials and then make your own decorations. Snow date: Dec. 13. Cost: adults $4 members/$5 nonmembers, kids $3 members/$4 nonmembers. To register or for info, call 1-508-753-6087.

Old South Meeting House presents Boston Tea Part Reenactment

Old South Meeting House, a museum and National Historic Landmark on Boston’s Freedom Trail, will host its annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment to honor the 236th anniversary of the history-making event. The reenactment is open to the public, and audience members are invited to choose sides – Patriot or Loyalist – and lend their support for or against the tariff. Tickets are $8 per person and available at www.oldsouthmeetinghouse.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

In Formation

December 10, 2009 - Canada Geese form the V and head to warmer weather.

Fire Department kept Busy

December 10, 2009 - Firefighters and police were kept busy yesterday with the bad weather.  Above photo Clifford Street courtesy of the SFD.

Below is a synopsis of the emergency calls in Southborough during the storm:

10:08 AM    Arcing Wires, Clifford Street

12:08 PM    Vehicle Crash, MassPike

12:10 PM    Acring wires/wires down, Northborough Road

1:23 PM    Wires Down, Main Street

1:46 PM    Fire Alarm activation, Wildwood Drive

Big Brother Big Sister Foundation will be in Southborough Tuesday December 29th picking up donations of lightly used jeans, coats, clothing of all types (men’s, women’s and children’s) and small household items. To schedule a free at home pick up before the New Year call us at 1 800 483 5503 or visit our website www.bbbsfoundation.org.  Your donations are tax deductible. Thank you in advance for your support, Happy Holidays!         

Sparkles and Dayna Update

December 10, 2009 - Sparkles and Dayna have been in many publications and television spots for their promotion of fire safety for children and their families.  Dayna just visited the area last weekend to attend the Memorial Mass in Worcester and to see Southborough Fire Lieutenant James Peltier and Safety Officer Jack Peltier.  Check out these links.

Hidden photo coloring page                                           Firehouse Magazine article

Keep Kids Safe Fire Foundation                                   Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Friday Dec. 11
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ Wachusett Regional H.S. Jewish 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Marlborough High School   4:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Marlborough High School   5:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Marlborough High School   7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Dec. 11
 Boys JV Basketball @ Littleton High School Click for directions   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Littleton High School Click for directions   7:00PM
Traffic Jam

December 9, 2009 - Traffic got backed up on Southville Road by Parker Street this morning when a car had difficulty making it up the slight grade.

Southborough Voters Go for Scott Brown and Martha Coakley

Democrats

Michael E. Capuano 245  or 22.1% votes

Martha Coakley  538 or 48.5% votes

Alan A. Khazei  210 or 18.9%  votes

Stephen G. Pagliuca 117 or 10.5% votes

Republicans

Scott P. Brown 353 or 94.6% votes

Jack E. Robinson 20 or 5.4% votes

Fire Log

 

Monday 12/7/09

09:00 SCHOOL FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAM RICHARDS RD 

    C27  FF KANE         FF ROACH

09:10 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING MAIN ST  ASH

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

10:35 SYSTEM MALFUNCTION CARRIAGE HILL CR 

    E22  CAPT HUBLEY     FF AMENDOLA     FF WILLS

    E23  FF CRINGAN      FF ASPESI

11:12 UNITENTIONAL TRANMISSION OF AL TURNPIKE RD 

    E22  CAPT HUBLEY     FF AMENDOLA     FF WILLS

    E23  FF CRINGAN      FF ASPESI

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE PRESIDENTIAL DR 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

13:32 COMPLAINT INVESTIGATED CORDAVILLE RD 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

14:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE WILLIAM ONTHANK LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

15:00 OIL BURNER MOULTON RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

15:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE SOUTHVILLE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

16:24 EMS CALL TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  FF ASPESI       FF CRINGAN

C30  FF AMENDOLA

17:34 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES MARLBORO RD  and  ACRE BRIDGE RD

    A28  FF ASPESI       FF CRINGAN

    E23  CAPT HUBLEY     LT DANO         FF WILLS  For More Fire Log click here.

This morning in arctic Norway, onlookers were stunned when a gigantic luminous spiral formed in the northern sky.  Veteran observers accustomed to the appearance of Northern Lights say they have never seen anything like it.   It was neither a meteor nor any known form of atmospheric optics.  Rumors that the spiral was caused by the botched launch of a Russian rocket have not yet been confirmed. Visit http://spaceweather.com for images and eyewitness reports of this mysterious apparition.

 
 
 
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In the News...

The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, announced the award of Recovery Act funds to more than 100 Alzheimer's-related research grants. National Institutes of Health 

Singer/songwriter Roger Salloom,
FOX25's A.J. Burnett, and our Champions

Seats still available--reserve today
annual 09The Annual Awards Celebration, December 15th at Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College
3 p.m. Reception; 4 p.m. Awards Program

AJ BurnettPerson of the Year, Pamela Kunkemueller; Myer Saxe Award, Jamie Sullivan; Advocate of the Year, Ralph White; Peter Murtha Inspiration Award, Steve Hume, PhD; and Unsung Hero, Peter Ham.
Roger SalloomTurn out to honor our champions at this wonderful event. Join us for the reception and the awards program--admission is free.
Meet A.J. Burnett, FOX25 Meteorologist and enjoy a special performance of Oh Ma Ma by Roger Salloom. Click to reserve your seats!
Advocacy Action Day, MA Save the Date 2.14.10
State House
* Alzheimer's Care in Nursing Homes
* Silver Alert for Wandering and
* State Alzheimer's Plan are
THREE REASONS YOU NEED TO BE THERE! Mark your calendar today. If we don't show we care, who will? Please plan to join us at 10 a.m., February 4, 2010 at the State House in Boston. Watch for more information!
Expressive Art Program for Caregivers
Art Couple
NEW program with artist Helen Meyrowitz and Kathi Coston, M.Ed., ATR
Open free of charge to those caring for a family member or loved one with Alzheimer's disease
 
* Explore the benefits of creative expression using art materials. NO art experience necessary
* Share conversation and experiences with other caregivers.
* Experience stress reduction and emotional release through the creative process. This six-part program meets Wednesdays beginning January 27 in Watertown, MA. Space is limited. For information and to reserve your space, contact Kevin Scarborough or call 617.868.6718.
Shop for the Cause!
Marathon trainingShop for the holidays, shop for the cause! Browse newly added Alzheimer's Association merchandise, as well as other great products created in support of the Alzheimer's Association. A portion of each purchase will benefit the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter. CLICK on the purple scarf to start your holiday shopping now! 
First Responders and Wandering 
WandererWhat should a First Responder do after finding a person with Alzheimer's disease wandering?
Look for an Alzheimer's Association's MedicAlert+Safe Return bracelet and check to see if the person is reported missing by calling 1.800.625.3780. Next, take the person to the nearest emergency room and notify ER staff the individual may be memory-impaired and at risk of serious injury. Read more.
Get Creative, Raise Awareness & Funds
Friendraiser Are you looking for a fun, creative way to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association? Register to host a Friendraiser! Organize a trivia night, a golf tournament, a holiday craft fair - the options are endless. Click here to register and let the fun begin!   
Safety and Driving
Proposed legislation on driver safety has been favorably reported out of the MA Joint Committee on Transportation. Read the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH's recommendation based on a taskforce of the Chapter's Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee. 
End of Year Giving
Please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer's Association and maximizing your tax benefits. When you make a donation by December 31 to the Alzheimer's Association, you are not just giving money. You're aiding caregivers, advancing research and supporting the thousands of families impacted by Alzheimer's disease. Click End of Year Giving to learn more.
Learn About Living with Alzheimer's
For a calendar of our programs in MA and NH Click here. For information, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.
Getting Started
December 17 (Thursday), 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Dorchester, Grove Hall Branch Library           
Legal and Financial
December 10 (Thursday), 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Duxbury,  Duxbury Council on Aging
Washington, DC Action Summit
When: March 7-9, 2010
Where: Washington D.C., Omni Shoreham Hotel
As the growing Alzheimer population continues to strain an already fragile healthcare system, our legislators must understand the urgent need to increase federal research funding for Alzheimer's disease. Come to the Alzheimer's Association Action Summit so they can hear this from you.
* You're the person with Alzheimer's whose life changed with the diagnosis.
* You're the caregiver bearing the emotional and financial toll.
*  You're the loved one watching your family member struggle.
Tell your story. E-mail Kevin Scarborough for more information.
 
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New Support Group in Lynn,MA
A daytime caregiver Support Group will meet Tuesdays in Lynn, MA. Free patient respite is available during the group.  Call Elizabeth Cochran at 781.586.8511. 
 
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Over $1.9 million!
Thanks to all our Memory Walk sponsors, teams and individual walkers.Memory Walk has raised over $1,910,000 for crucial programs and services in MA and NH. Top fundraisers will be announced on the MW site shortly, but in the meantime, photos are available. Photos!

 
What's New?
Blog
Read about holiday stress, living with Alzheimer's, advocacy and medical treatments. It's all at our blog, Mind Matters.
Interested in Golf?
Consider joining the planning committee for the Verizon Wireless Make the Link Golf Tournament. Meetings start in January. Honorary Chair A.J. Burnett. For information: Sandy Shapiro.
Boston Early Stage Support Group
Kit Clark Senior Services offers a new support group for people with early-stage memory problems and their families. For info and sign-up, call Donna Allen at 617.825.5000.  The program is free, but pre-registration is required.
All Support Groups for MA/NH
 

Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter
311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
regional offices:
Raynham, Springfield and Worcester, MA and Bedford and Lebanon, NH
617.868.6718  MA |  603.606.6590 NH | 800.272.3900 24/7 Helpline
Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Friday Dec. 11
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ Wachusett Regional H.S. Jewish 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Marlborough High School   4:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Marlborough High School   5:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Marlborough High School   7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Dec. 10
 Girls JV Basketball VS Hudson High School   5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Hudson High School   6:30PM
Vote

December 8, 2009 -  Citizens voted in a primary election to fill the Senate vacancy left by the late Senator Ted Kennedy.  Here one voter fills out her ballot at precinct 3.

Rotary Club Meetings Announced

Southborough, MA -- In an effort to interact with the public in less formal setting, the Southborough Rotary Club is holding monthly evening meetings on the first Thursday of each Month. In January, the club will be meeting at Kennedy's Pub in Marlborough. Join members of the club at Kennedy's at 6:30PM on Thursday January 7th, 2010 to learn more about public service in Southborough and around the world.

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.

Click here for website

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

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Thank you to our Season 14 Sponsor

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

Thank you to Tom and Mary Prince and the rest of the team at Panzano and Tomasso for their generous support!
 
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Greetings friends!
 
This Saturday, two fantastic musicians come together as a duo.  Abbie Gardner, best known to many for her work with Red Molly and Anthony da Costa, who among other awards and distinctions was the youngest winner at both Falcon Ridge and Kerrville Folk Festivals.  Opening for the duo is another fantastic musician - Robert Hill of the Robert Hill Band doing what I expect to be a solo set.
 
Many of you will say to yourselves something like, "I've heard of Red Molly, but..."  Trust me.  This is going to be a great show. I was fortunate enough to see these two play together in the middle of the night at the famous Budgiedome - one of the unofficial after hours "venues" at Falcon Ridge, and you are in for a treat!

Need a date night that doesn't break the bank?  Here is the formula:

 
Childcare + Dinner + Show


Take advantage of the phenomenal deal from Tomasso, and the very affordable childcare provided by our friends at the Pilgrim Church Youth Group.  Also, please help us by supporting the Southborough Food Pantry and Warm Clothing Drive (more details below).

See you Saturday!

Cheers,
Joe
 


Saturday December 12th @ 7:30
 

Abbie & Anthony
 

Two great musicians coming together as a duo.  Abbie and Anthony are always fantastic regardless of the configuration (playing solo or with their respective bands, hers of course being the incomparable Red Molly), but when they play as a duo, it's unique, fun, and magical.
 
 
Opening the show will be the fantastic  Robert Hill of the Robert Hill Band.


 

Show begins @ 7:30 (doors open at 7:00).

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

Affordable childcare available for this show.  Click here for details.

Order online through Brown Paper Tickets.
 

 
Tomasso's Unbelievable Offer
 
Exclusive "3 Course Dinner & Show" Menu from
 
Tomasso Trattoria


This season, our generous sponsor Tomasso Trattoria will be offering a 3 course pre-concert menu exclusively for Steeple Coffeehouse ticket holders.  The cost is $24 per person (only $19 if prepaid with online ticket purchase!). It is available day of show and is exclusively for concert ticket holders. Reservations are strongly recommended.

For current menu click here.
For complete details click here.

Southborough Food Pantry & WUMB Warm Clothing Drive
 
As you know, the proceeds from our shows go to great local charities. In keeping with our giving spirit, we're asking guests to bring items for the Southborough Food Pantry to each show.

Click here for a current list of items needed.

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

In November & December, we are also partnering with WUMB Radio and UMass Boston to collect new and gently used warm clothing.  Click here for more details.

Thank you!
 

More Snowy Weather Headed Our Way

Winter weather advisory in effect from 4 am to 1 pm est. Wednesday,
The NWS in taunton has issued a winter weather advisory for mixed snow and ice, which is in effect from 4 am to 1 pm est. Wednesday. This advisory replaces the winter storm watch.
The advisory covers much of northern and western Massachusetts.
Snow is expected to develop between 4 am and 7 am and be heavy for a time during a portion of the morning commute before changing to sleet freezing rain and then rain during midday.
Snowfall totals of 2 to 6 inches are expected with the heaviest in the high terrain or Worcester county onto the east slopes of the Berkshires.
A light coating of ice is also possible during the transition to eventual rain by early afternoon.
Be prepared for very slippery travel Wednesday morning over most of interior southern new England.
There is a low probability of downed tree branches and scattered power outages in this advisory.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A winter weather advisory is issued when snow and/or ice is forecast to develop in the affected areas, but accumulations are expected to be light. Any snow or ice would make driving and walking difficult, but not impossible, on untreated roadways and sidewalks. When temperatures are below freezing, motorists need to be especially careful on bridges and overpasses where slippery spots can easily develop.

 

Thank You

Last Saturday, Southborough was once again graced by the arrival of Santa Claus via helicopter.  Then, roughly 200 children met with Santa at the Community House.  Some came prepared with lists, pictures, and very specific instructions for the man.  Others approached hesitantly, while others flat out cried.  What they all had in common was an awestruck respect for the man in the red suit.  David Garden (Music Together) entertained the children with holiday music.  Each child left with a keepsake picture of him/herself with Santa, and wonderful memories!

It was a great time in Southborough thanks to the generosity of many local businesses.  Kindergroup looks forward to organizing this day each year, but could not host this event without the support of sponsors.  This is truly a community event, and we thank the following business for their generosity and support:  Capital Properties, Mr. Yanai, Falconi Brothers, Remax - Marilyn Green, Marlborough Savings Bank, McCarthy Pools, Middlesex Bank, Southborough House of Pizza, Kristine Shifrin- Coldwell Banker Residential Properties, Fair and Yeager Insurance, Domino’s of Southborough, Hooray for Books, Friends of Southborough Recreation, Candylicious, Southborough Village Preschool, Wee Care for Little People, Bickford Restoration and Building, Dave Garden - Music Together, Gulbankian Farms Garden Center, Quik Print, Global Real Estate Properties -Brian Shifrin, Niva Denim and Apparel, Jill Vroman - Fit for Life, Town Center Pediatrics, W.S. Drowne Insurance, Ted’s Towing, Theracopia, J&J Auto, nancy gould photography, Phaidra Salon, Southborough Jewelers,
Turnpike Liquor

 

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Friday Dec. 11
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ Wachusett Regional H.S. Jewish 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Marlborough High School   4:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Marlborough High School   5:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Marlborough High School   7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Dec. 9
 Girls Varsity Basketball   **Scrimmage - Vs Blue Hills Reg Tech   2:45PM

Southborough Firefighters Honored

(Contributed photo - Southborough Fire Chief Mauro, Lt. Jim Peltier and Firefighter and Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog author Dayna Hilton.)

Fire Lieutenant James Peltier and Safety Officer Jack Peltier received the St. Florian Award from Bishop Robert McManus of the Worcester Catholic Diocese at the annual Firefighter’s Memorial Mass held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Worcester on December 6th.

Two years ago, while reviewing Federal Fire Act Grants submitted by fire departments throughout the country at the National Firefighting Academy, Jim and Jack met a firefighter from Arkansas. Her name was Dayna Hilton from rural Johnson County. Dayna shared with the Peltiers the plight of her fire department, and how they could not afford to replace an aging, unsafe and unreliable fire engine. Upon their return home, Jim and Jack organized an effort to acquire a fire engine and the all of the equipment needed, to give the residents of Johnson County, Arkansas a reliable fire engine. They contacted several fire truck dealers and convinced one to contribute an engine which they had recently acquired in trade. Upon receipt of the truck, Jim, Jack and others whom they organized, worked on the truck to ensure it was in sound mechanical order. They continued to acquire donations of equipment such as hose, tools, and other basic firefighting equipment for the truck. They searched for a company to transport the truck to Arkansas from Marlborough, where the truck was stored. The National Guard came to the rescue through the Peltier’s efforts, and delivered the “new”, fully-equipped engine to Johnson County where it is in use today.

Most recently, Jim and Jack volunteered hundreds of hours each on Southborough’s Aerial Ladder Committee. Nearly two years ago, Southborough’s only ladder truck, purchased used in 1994, had to be retired due to safety and mechanical issues. Jim and Jack provided their talent in the form of their vast knowledge in the fire service, and time to investigate and research various options for an aerial which would be tailored to Southborough’s specific needs. The commitment and dedication by Jim, Jack and the Committee paid off as voters recently approved funding for Southborough’s first new aerial truck, in spite of the worst economic times since the great depression.

On a daily basis, Jim and Jack Peltier work to ensure the safety of the firefighters they work with. They have purchased equipment on their own to ensure a fellow firefighter’s safety. They volunteer their time to teach others in all aspects of firefighting.

Firefighter Dayna Hilton traveled from Arkansas to be present for the award. FF Hilton accepted the award for Safety Officer Peltier, who was unable to attend.

(Jim and his family with Dayna Hilton from Arkansas)

The Norfolk Aggie Landscape Club Presents our annual
Christmas Tree
and
Wreath Sale

Thursday and Friday 2:30-7:00 and
Saturday 10:00-7:00pm

The APTO Announces Going Electronic

Greetings Algonquin Community,

This email is to let you know that your Algonquin Parent Teacher Organization (APTO) newsletter is now being offered by electronic delivery and will no longer be sent by mail.  The newsletter for December is now posted on the APTO website.  Just click the link, http://www.nsboro.k12.ma.us/algonquin/apto/Newsletters/December2009.pdf, and get the news:

  • Congratulations to the State Champion Girls' Varsity Soccer Team

  • Principal Mead's report

  • Health office update

  • What's new in physical education

  • Student of the month

  • T-Hawks of the month

  • Musicians make districts

  • New Tri-M music honor society inductees 

  • Super Fan Club is new this year

  • Links to valuable Technology Tools and Resources web sites

  • First Parent Technology Workshop is being held this month

HAVE A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON,

The APTO Team

Sunday, December 20th at 3:30 PM

MESSIAH SING!

ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS

With audience participation

Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director

Malcolm Halliday, Organist

Jane Leikin, soprano    Christina English, mezzo

Daniel Hershey, tenor    David Walther, bass

Christmas portion

Scores available to share

First Congregational Church

19 Church Rd. at Main Street, Shrewsbury

Accessible to the physically challenged

Suggested $5 donation

For information:  (978)-562-9838 or www.avmsingers.org 

Triboro Titans Mite #3's pull upset in OT to win Mite Madness Tournament in Marlboro! The Titans broke a 0-0 tie in the 3rd period to take the lead. Only to have the game tied with 30 seconds remaining with KP Walpole on a power play and the goalie pulled. It took 2 overtimes to settle things as Triboro finally potted the winner in the 2nd OT in four on four play. What a game! A great team effort by the whole Triboro Titan Mite 3 squad.

Snow Time Visitors

December 6, 2009 - Bluebirds come to the feeder this morning.

Scenes from Southborough's First Snow

More Santa Photos from Southborough News Photographer Chris Wraight

More Santa Photos from Southborough News Photographer Carol Willoughby

Special State Primary Election Day: December 8, 2009

Be sure to head to the polls next Tuesday, December 8, 2009 to vote in the Special State Primary Election.
Polling places will be open from 7:00am - 8:00pm statewide.

Who are the candidates?

Learn more about the voting process in Massachusetts

Applying for an Absentee Ballot

Voting for Military and Overseas US Citizens

More information on the Special State Primary Election

Cordaville Road Accident

December 6, 2009 - Southborough Fire Department members respond to an accident involving a car that hit a tree on Cordaville Road early this morning.  One victim was taken to the hospital.

Dorothy E. (Pariselli) Manning, 82, of Marlborough and formerly of Southborough and Wells, ME, died on December 4, 2009 after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late John J. Manning who passed away in 2006.

Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of the late Umberto and Maria (Albano) Pariselli. Mrs. Manning was a volunteer for the Southborough Library and was the secretary for the Southborough Board of Health for many years before retiring and moving to Wells, ME. She was a former active member of St. Matthew Church of Southborough and St. Mary's Church of Wells, ME. She enjoyed gardening, reading and there wasn't a puzzle she couldn't master. Mrs. Manning was known to all as a 'good kind sole'. Her greatest joy was spending time and cooking for her family. She leaves a daughter Donna Healy and her husband Ed of Westborough; a sister Louise Riddle of Framingham; a grandson Jason Healy and his wife Shelena of South Yarmouth; and her great granddaughter Siena Healy. She is predeceased by 3 sons, Jack, Stephen and Robert Healy; 2 sisters, Anna and Florence and a brother, Carlo.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday morning, December, 8, from 10 AM to 12 PM, followed by a short funeral home service at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. www.morrisfuneralhome.com  and a burial at the Rural Cemetery in Southborough. In lieu of flowers memorial donations maybe sent in her memory to Asera Care Hospice, 4 Mount Royal Ave, # 110, Marlborough, MA 01752

Lisa Marie (Reimann) Simpson, 51, of Shrewsbury and formerly of Southborough died Wednesday, December 2, 2009 after a short illness.

She was the wife of Michael Simpson for many years.

Lisa was a graduate of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough and also graduated with honors from Becker Jr. College in Worcester. She was a personal caregiver for several area agencies. She enjoyed spending time with her sons and adored her cats.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her 2 sons, Sean Simpson and his wife Heather (Trippi) of Shrewsbury; Andrew Simpson of Spencer; her father and step mother, George and Nancy Reimann of Hopkinton; a sister, Deborah Reimann of Waltham; a brother, Paul Reimann of Maynard; and a long time loyal friend, Karen Brewster of Shrewsbury. She was pre-deceased by her mother Barbara (Shaughnessy) Reimann.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 6 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Dec. 7 at 11 AM at the Morris Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Rural Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to Mass. Humane Society, Box 890127, E. Weymouth, MA 02189.
www.Morrisfuneralparlor.com
 

Richard J. Ireland SOUTHBOROUGH Richard J. Ireland, 83, formerly of Johnstown, NY, passed peacefully on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held at a future date at St. Mark's Church in Southborough.

Jim Millar, age 49, passed away on December 1, 2009, in his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on March 14, 1960 in New Jersey, the son of James Jr. and Lois Millar. They moved to Indiana and subsequently settled in Northborough where he graduated from Algonquin Regional High School. He received his Bachelors degree from Franklin Pierce College.

Jim was a heavy equipment operator for George Stone Excavating for ten years and then was a supervisor for Living Colors Painting, owned by his brother Jeff, until his cancer diagnosis in 2006.

Jim coached his children's Northborough Little League Baseball and Northborough/Southborough Girls Softball teams for many years. He was an avid history buff and New England sports fan. Jim shared with his family and friends his love and wonder of nature through camping, hiking and exploring.

His family would like to thank all of their friends, community, and Northborough/Southborough school district for their caring, guidance and support during Jim's illness. They also wish to thank the amazing staff at Beth Israel Hospital, whose compassion and outstanding care helped them through his journey and the VNA Hospice and his kind personal caregiver, Diane.

Survivors include his loving and supportive wife, Tina and the luckiest children in the world: James IV, Jacqueline, and Jennifer, all of Northborough. He is also survived by his proud parents, James and Lois Millar, devoted siblings, Debra (Stephen) Rolfe, Kathy Stone, Sally (Tom) Strout, Pam (Steve) Stickles, and Jeffrey (Sarah) Millar; sisters-in-law, Kelly (Tony) Raposo and Christine (Mark) Sepuka and brother-in-law, Michael (Janine) Cote; twenty-one nieces and nephews and his faithful dog, Lola.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to James A. Millar III Memorial Fund at Bank of America.

A gathering of friends will be held on Thursday, December 10 from 3pm - 7pm at Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard Street, Northborough. A Memorial Mass will be held at Church of the Nativity on Friday, December 11 at 11:11am.

Southborough meetings

December 7-  December 11, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Advisory Committee Dec 7 7:30 PM Hearing Room, Town House
Historical Commission Dec 7 7:00 PM Firefighters Memorial Hall Main St.
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School Committee Dec 8 7:00 PM Assabet Valley School Committee Room
Board of Assesszors Dec. 9 9:00 AM Hearing Room Town House
Cable Television Committee Dec 9 7:30 PM Cable Access Room Fayvill Hall
Southborough School Committee Dec 9 6:30 PM Library Trottier Middle School
Woodward School Council Dec 9 3:30 PM Office Conference Room Woodward School
Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda Dec 9 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
7 Monday 8 Tuesday 9 Wednesday 10 Thursday 11 Friday 12 Saturday
8:30 Health Clinic
8:30am Walking Group
9:30 Pool
8:30 Health Clinic

 

9:00 AM Friday Hours
Holiday Party
9:30 Cribbage
9:30 am Tai Chi
10:00 AM Creative Writers
  9:30 Mah Jongg 10 Canasta
12 PM Blue Plate Special
11am Senior Singers
11:00 AM Book Club
2:00 Fitness
 
12 PM Pitch 2:00 Fitness 12:00 Pitch 1:00 Water Aerobics
  1:00 PM Water Aerobics   1:00 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.

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.

Winter RAP begins December 14

Click here for more info

Southborough Library Schedule

Sunday 6 Monday 7 Tuesday 8 Wednesday 9 Thursday 10 Friday 11 Saturday 12

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

5:00 PM Library

Trustees Meeting

 

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

11:00 Book Group

at Senior Center

6:30 2nd-3rd Grade

Book Group

11:00 Toddler

Time

Ages 0-2 years

 
 

First Day of

Hanukkah

 
Algonquin Regional High School
Saturday Dec. 5
 Coed Varsity Swimming VS MID-WACH SWIMS AGAINST HUNGER Westboro 6:00PM
 
Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Friday Dec. 11
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ Wachusett Regional H.S. Jewish 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Marlborough High School   4:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Marlborough High School   5:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Marlborough High School   7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 7:00PM

Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts for St. Anne and St. Matthew's for the Office for Youth Ministry Basketball League will be Monday, December 14 from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at Trottier Middle School.  Contact Denise Howard at dhoward555@aol.com if you are interested in trying out.  The schedule will include two teams, eight games all of which will be played in Worcester on Saturdays and Sundays from Late December to Mid-March.  There will be a weekly practice every Monday from 7:30 - 9:00 PM at Trottier Middle School.

 
 
 
Events & Essentials E-news
 
MA/NH
Chapter
December
 2009
 
 

In the News...

The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, announced the award of Recovery Act funds to more than 100 Alzheimer's-related research grants. National Institutes of Health 

Singer/songwriter Roger Salloom,
FOX25's A.J. Burnett, and our Champions

Seats still available--reserve today
annual 09The Annual Awards Celebration, December 15th at Sorenson Center for the Arts, Babson College
3 p.m. Reception; 4 p.m. Awards Program

AJ BurnettPerson of the Year, Pamela Kunkemueller; Myer Saxe Award, Jamie Sullivan; Advocate of the Year, Ralph White; Peter Murtha Inspiration Award, Steve Hume, PhD; and Unsung Hero, Peter Ham.
Roger SalloomTurn out to honor our champions at this wonderful event. Join us for the reception and the awards program--admission is free.
Meet A.J. Burnett, FOX25 Meteorologist and enjoy a special performance of Oh Ma Ma by Roger Salloom. Click to reserve your seats!
Advocacy Action Day, MA Save the Date 2.14.10
State House
* Alzheimer's Care in Nursing Homes
* Silver Alert for Wandering and
* State Alzheimer's Plan are
THREE REASONS YOU NEED TO BE THERE! Mark your calendar today. If we don't show we care, who will? Please plan to join us at 10 a.m., February 4, 2010 at the State House in Boston. Watch for more information!
Expressive Art Program for Caregivers
Art Couple
NEW program with artist Helen Meyrowitz and Kathi Coston, M.Ed., ATR
Open free of charge to those caring for a family member or loved one with Alzheimer's disease
 
* Explore the benefits of creative expression using art materials. NO art experience necessary
* Share conversation and experiences with other caregivers.
* Experience stress reduction and emotional release through the creative process. This six-part program meets Wednesdays beginning January 27 in Watertown, MA. Space is limited. For information and to reserve your space, contact Kevin Scarborough or call 617.868.6718.
Shop for the Cause!
Marathon trainingShop for the holidays, shop for the cause! Browse newly added Alzheimer's Association merchandise, as well as other great products created in support of the Alzheimer's Association. A portion of each purchase will benefit the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter. CLICK on the purple scarf to start your holiday shopping now! 
First Responders and Wandering 
WandererWhat should a First Responder do after finding a person with Alzheimer's disease wandering?
Look for an Alzheimer's Association's MedicAlert+Safe Return bracelet and check to see if the person is reported missing by calling 1.800.625.3780. Next, take the person to the nearest emergency room and notify ER staff the individual may be memory-impaired and at risk of serious injury. Read more.
Get Creative, Raise Awareness & Funds
Friendraiser Are you looking for a fun, creative way to raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association? Register to host a Friendraiser! Organize a trivia night, a golf tournament, a holiday craft fair - the options are endless. Click here to register and let the fun begin!   
Safety and Driving
Proposed legislation on driver safety has been favorably reported out of the MA Joint Committee on Transportation. Read the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH's recommendation based on a taskforce of the Chapter's Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee. 
End of Year Giving
Please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer's Association and maximizing your tax benefits. When you make a donation by December 31 to the Alzheimer's Association, you are not just giving money. You're aiding caregivers, advancing research and supporting the thousands of families impacted by Alzheimer's disease. Click End of Year Giving to learn more.
Learn About Living with Alzheimer's
For a calendar of our programs in MA and NH Click here. For information, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.
Getting Started
December 17 (Thursday), 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Dorchester, Grove Hall Branch Library           
Legal and Financial
December 10 (Thursday), 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Duxbury,  Duxbury Council on Aging
Washington, DC Action Summit
When: March 7-9, 2010
Where: Washington D.C., Omni Shoreham Hotel
As the growing Alzheimer population continues to strain an already fragile healthcare system, our legislators must understand the urgent need to increase federal research funding for Alzheimer's disease. Come to the Alzheimer's Association Action Summit so they can hear this from you.
* You're the person with Alzheimer's whose life changed with the diagnosis.
* You're the caregiver bearing the emotional and financial toll.
*  You're the loved one watching your family member struggle.
Tell your story. E-mail Kevin Scarborough for more information.
 
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We need your energy and talents. For Massachusetts,
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Answers to your questions about Alzheimer's. Available 24/7
Call 800.272.3900
or contact us at our
Helpline Online 
New Support Group in Lynn,MA
A daytime caregiver Support Group will meet Tuesdays in Lynn, MA. Free patient respite is available during the group.  Call Elizabeth Cochran at 781.586.8511. 
 
On Facebook? Twitter?
Easy to access. A source of connection. Join the lively community of people who care about Alzheimer's  on Facebook. You don't need a Facebook account to see our page.
Become a Fan.
And... you can now follow us on Twitter.
 
Over $1.9 million!
Thanks to all our Memory Walk sponsors, teams and individual walkers.Memory Walk has raised over $1,910,000 for crucial programs and services in MA and NH. Top fundraisers will be announced on the MW site shortly, but in the meantime, photos are available. Photos!

 
What's New?
Blog
Read about holiday stress, living with Alzheimer's, advocacy and medical treatments. It's all at our blog, Mind Matters.
Interested in Golf?
Consider joining the planning committee for the Verizon Wireless Make the Link Golf Tournament. Meetings start in January. Honorary Chair A.J. Burnett. For information: Sandy Shapiro.
Boston Early Stage Support Group
Kit Clark Senior Services offers a new support group for people with early-stage memory problems and their families. For info and sign-up, call Donna Allen at 617.825.5000.  The program is free, but pre-registration is required.
All Support Groups for MA/NH
 

Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter
311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
regional offices:
Raynham, Springfield and Worcester, MA and Bedford and Lebanon, NH
617.868.6718  MA |  603.606.6590 NH | 800.272.3900 24/7 Helpline
Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Friday Dec. 11
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ Wachusett Regional H.S. Jewish 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Marlborough High School   4:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Marlborough High School   5:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Marlborough High School   7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Marlborough High School High School 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Dec. 10
 Girls JV Basketball VS Hudson High School   5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Hudson High School   6:30PM
Vote

December 8, 2009 -  Citizens voted in a primary election to fill the Senate vacancy left by the late Senator Ted Kennedy.  Here one voter fills out her ballot at precinct 3.

Rotary Club Meetings Announced

Southborough, MA -- In an effort to interact with the public in less formal setting, the Southborough Rotary Club is holding monthly evening meetings on the first Thursday of each Month. In January, the club will be meeting at Kennedy's Pub in Marlborough. Join members of the club at Kennedy's at 6:30PM on Thursday January 7th, 2010 to learn more about public service in Southborough and around the world.

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.

Click here for website

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.