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December 27, - January 2, 2009

Southborough's Newest

January 2, 2010 - The Southborough Police took possession of a new SUV police vehicle yesterday.  Here it is ready to roll during tonight's storm.  For many years now the Southborough Police have tried to get a four wheel drive vehicle and this year it came to be.  The vehicle is needed for rough weather, tough driveways to access in bad conditions and accessing the many dirt roads during emergencies on the DCR lands surrounding the Sudbury Reservoir. A well needed addition to the Southborough Police force.

Flu Clinic

January 2, 2010 - The Southborough Board of Health flu clinic gave H1N1 shots out to nearly six hundred residents today.

Christmas Tree Collection

January 2, 2010 - The Christmas trees pile up at the Southborough Transfer station.

Winter weather advisory now in effect until 6 am est. Sunday.
The winter weather advisory is now in effect until 6 am est. Sunday.
This advisory covers southwest New Hampshire, central and eastern Massachusetts, extreme northeast Connecticut, and all of Rhode Island.
Snow will continue to affect southern new England through tonight. The snow will vary in intensity, with it generally being light. However, embedded pockets of moderate to even briefly heavy snow will be possible especially on the coast. There was still some rain being reported across the cape and Nantucket, but this should change to snow by mid morning.
Snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches will accumulate in the advisory area through tonight, with locally higher amounts likely depending on where more persistent snow banding sets up. Additional light to moderate snow accumulations are possible Sunday and Sunday night. Overall, this will be a manageable light to moderate long-duration snow event. However, untreated roads will be snow covered and slippery.
In addition, it will become windy tonight which will result in some blowing and drifting snow along with poor visibilities.
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.

Wind advisory remains in effect from 7 pm this evening to 4 pm est. Sunday,
A wind advisory remains in effect from 7 pm this evening to 4 pm est. Sunday.
This wind advisory is for most of southern new England.
Strong winds are expected to develop across southern new England tonight and continue into Sunday. Northwest winds will increase tonight to speeds of 25 to 35 mph with occasional gusts between 45 and 50 mph. These winds will continue through Sunday afternoon. There also is a low probability that winds could gust up to 55 mph across portions of the higher terrain.
In addition, the strong winds tonight and Sunday will cause blowing and drifting snow and may result in very poor visibilities at times.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds this strong are capable of downing small tree limbs and branches, possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

 

Space Weather News for Jan. 2, 2009
http://spaceweather.com


SUNGRAZING COMET:  Today, a bright comet is approaching the sun for a perilous close encounter, and it probably will not survive.  The comet was discovered by an amateur astronomer monitoring images from NASA's STEREO-A spacecraft.  The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) has a good view of the comet's approach and images are being posted on http://spaceweather.com.

FLYBY ALERT: The International Space Station is about to begin a series of bright flybys over North America.  Your iPhone or iPod Touch can help you see the behemoth spacecraft when it passes overhead in the night sky. Visit http://simpleflybys.com for information about our newest app.

FIRST METEORS OF 2010: The annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks on Jan. 3rd around 1900 UT (2 p.m. EST) when Earth passes through a stream of debris from shattered comet 2003 EH1. The timing of this northern shower favors observers in eastern Europe and Asia.  Bright moonlight will interfere with the display, which can reach 100+ meteors per hour under ideal conditions.

 

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

No Sports Scheduled

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Sports Scheduled

Skating Party

January 1, 2009 - Skaters enjoy time at the outdoor rink at Fay Field on Central Street. You didn't have to go to Boston to skate outside.

 

TROOP 1 SOUTHBOROUGH CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP

Boy Scout Troop 1 Southborough will be offering Christmas tree pickup in Southborough on January 2nd and January 9th, 2010.

The cost is $5 for small trees and $10 for larger trees. 

To schedule a pick up, please send an email to Troop1Trees@gmail.com  or call 508-626-8015.  Email or phone message must include your name, phone number, address, and date for pickup.  Requests for pick up will be taken until 7 PM the day before pick up.

Trees must be placed at the END of the driveway by 9 AM on the day of pick up.  Please place your donation in a plastic bag clipped or taped to the top of the tree.  Money should NOT be placed in the mailbox.

    Winter weather advisory in effect from 10 pm this evening to 10 pm est. Saturday,
The NWS in taunton has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, which is in effect from 10 pm this evening to 10 pm est. Saturday.
This advisory covers southwest New Hampshire, central and eastern Massachusetts, extreme northeast Connecticut, and all of Rhode island.
Low pressure will develop southeast of Nantucket tonight and move northeast through Saturday. The low will become quite strong and move back west toward the southern new England coast Saturday night and Sunday. Light snow will develop across much of the advisory area this evening and become locally moderate overnight through Saturday. The snow intensity will vary over the course of the weekend, and will mainly be light. 3 to 6 inches of snow will likely accumulate in the advisory area through Saturday night, with locally higher amounts likely depending on where more persistent snow banding sets up. Additional light to moderate snow accumulations are possible on Sunday and Sunday night. Overall, this will be a manageable light to moderate long-duration snow event. However, roads are expected to become very slippery. In addition, strong winds may come into play Saturday afternoon and Saturday night, and this may aid in periods of lower visibilities.
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.

 

Sudbury Valley Trustees

TRACKING YOUR NEIGHBORS FOOTSTEPS

Nut Meadow, Concord        

Saturday January 9, 9:30am-Noon

(Alternate Date:  Sunday January 10)

Winter is the perfect time to learn what kinds of animals are roaming our reservations. Nut Meadow has an interesting topography and wetlands, rich in biodiversity. We could find evidence of coyote, red fox, beaver, mink, and even great blue heron.  Learn about wildlife signs, tracking, behavior, and habitat. Please wear extra-warm clothing, as tracking requires a lot of standing around and observing, NOT a lot of walking.   Tracking Expert Lydia Rogers 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.

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Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin for the benefit of present and future generations.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Saturday Jan. 2
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ MSTCA - SOPH-FROSH MEET - DIV 1&2 Reggie Lewis TBA
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ MSTCA - SOPH-FROSH MEET - DIV 1&2 Reggie Lewis TBA
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ SOPH/FROSH MEET @ REGGIE LEWIS   9:30AM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Ashland High School Lorio Arena 5:40PM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey VS Medford High School New England 6:10PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Saturday Jan. 2
 Boys JV Basketball @ Leicester High School   5:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Grafton High School Click for directions   6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Leicester High School   6:30PM
Ice Rink Open

January 1, 2010 - The Skating Rink has opened with the colder weather.

COMMUNITY ICE RINK SCHEDULE SKATE AT YOUR OWN RISK
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Family/open Skate 8am – 3pm 8am – 5pm 8am – 3pm 8am – 3pm 8am – 3pm
Youth Hockey 3-6pm 3-6pm 3-6pm
Adult Hockey 5-6pm 3-6pm
   SATURDAY SUNDAY
Adult Hockey 8-12pm 8-12pm
Family/Open Skate 12-3pm 12-3pm
Youth Hockey 3-6pm 3-6pm
Quick Storm

December 31, 2009 - Spruces on Northborough Road display the light snow we got today.  It made more of a mess on the roads for many travelers headed out early for New Year's Eve.

Special State Senatorial Election Tuesday,
January 19, 2010

Last day to obtain an absentee ballot is Friday, January 15, 2010, with extended office hours until 5PM.

Snow Road

December 31, 2009 - Roads were a bit snowy in town today.  This is Middle Road north.

James Victor Macura, 56, of Southborough and Chatham died on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was the beloved husband of Carol (Hooper) Macura for the past 23 years, and the devoted father of Kathryn Macura, both of Southborough and Chatham.

Born in Framingham he is the son of Emil F. Macura of Framingham and the late Theresa (Abelli) Macura, who passed away in 2008.

Jim was a graduate of Framingham North High School and Bridgewater State College. He was a co-owner of Macura Construction of Framingham, which he owned with two brothers. Jim, who was loved by all, had a warm smile and a genuine interest in people. He was a great mentor to many young people. Jim took great joy in the waters off Chatham and was a naturalist. He truly enjoyed life.

In addition to his wife, daughter and father, he leaves his siblings, Michael Macura and his wife Kathleen of Southborough, Patricia Macura of Harwich, Stephen Macura and his wife Pamela of Stoneham; 2 aunts, Ann Chouinard of Framingham, Janis Stern of GA; an uncle, Ugo Abelli of Framingham; a great aunt, Helen Hurley of FL; 18 nieces & nephews; and his wife's brothers and sisters.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Jan. 1 from 2 to 6 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Rte 30, Southborough.

A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Jan. 2, at 11 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd, Southborough. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions maybe sent in his memory to Pan Mass. Challenge. 77 4th Ave., Needham, MA 02494

(Morrisfuneralparlor.com)

 

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 Monday, 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.

 

SUNSPOT SURGE:  2009 is ending with a flurry of sunspots.  The month of December has had more "spotted days" than any previous month of the year by a significant margin, and all of the month's sunspot groups have been members of new Solar Cycle 24. Could this herald an end to the deepest solar minimum in nearly a century? That remains to be seen. Sunspot counts and trends are shown on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com

SOMETHING NEW:  Turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a field-tested satellite tracker! Spaceweather.com presents the Satellite Flybys app: http://simpleflybys.com

BLUE MOON ECLIPSE:  For the first time in almost 20 years, there's going to be a "Blue Moon" on New Year's Eve.  In Europe, sky watchers will witness an even rarer event--an eclipse of a Blue Moon on New Year's Eve.  What are the odds? Probabilities and observing tips may be found at http://spaceweather.com.
 

School Screening

The Northborough/Southborough Public School’s Integrated Pre-School Program is inviting neighborhood children who will be three years old by June 15, 2010 for a screening for possible enrollment for the 2010/2011 school year. Our program brings together neighborhood children and special needs children. The screenings will take place on January 29, 2010 at both the Marion Zeh Elementary School in Northboro and the Mary Finn Elementary School in Southboro. To schedule a screening, please contact Jackie Garvey at 508-351-7048 before January 8, 2010. To receive a program brochure, please call 508-393-4378 and leave your name and address.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Saturday Jan. 2
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ MSTCA - SOPH-FROSH MEET - DIV 1&2 Reggie Lewis TBA
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ MSTCA - SOPH-FROSH MEET - DIV 1&2 Reggie Lewis TBA
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ SOPH/FROSH MEET @ REGGIE LEWIS   9:30AM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Ashland High School Lorio Arena 5:40PM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey VS Medford High School New England 6:10PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Saturday Jan. 2
 Boys JV Basketball @ Leicester High School   5:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Grafton High School Click for directions   6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Leicester High School   6:30PM

Former Southborough resident in WWE Smackdown

Drew Donaldson, Algonquin Class of 2003 appeared as Bryce Andrews on WWE Smackdown on Christmas Night. He's the blond one! Formally of Southborough, Drew has been living in Tampa Florida for the past year.

Click for video

Biggest Loser Winning Fitness Program

Sponsored by Rotary Club of Northborough, Inc. and Rotary Club of Southborough, Inc.

Questions, please call -Michelle Gillespie 508-393-1355, Steve Georgeson 508-479-1200, Wanda Moody 508-393-9869 or Pam O’Donnell 508-612-8054

For 12 weeks, every Wednesday night from 6:00 –8:00 pm beginning January 20, 2010 and ending April 7, 2010 we will host the Biggest Loser Winning Fitness Program at the Algonquin Regional High School Cafeteria

So how do you join –fill out the form below, make your check payable to either the Northborough or Southborough Rotary Club and mail to:

Northborough Teams: Rotary Club of Northborough P.O. Box 216, Northborough, MA

Southborough Teams: Rotary Club of Southborough P.O. Box 391, Southborough, MA

The program begins at 6:00 pm followed by the opportunity to visit several information booths dedicated to fitness, nutrition and lifestyle.

At 7:00 pm there will be a keynote speaker with a question and answer segment. Topics will include various forms of fitness, nutrition and lifestyle changes.

The cost of the entire program is $30 per person.

All you need to do is create BLWF TEAMwith no less than 4 and no more

than 8 members. Each member will be weighed in privately and individually

by nurses, then together as a team. At the end of the program there will be a

grand prize for the team who has lost the most percentage of weight.

Name: _________________________________ Phone:__________________

Address:________________________________________________________

Email: _________________________________________________________

Team Members:___________________________________________________

 

MEMA RECOMMENDS TRAVEL PRECAUTIONS BEGINNING NEW YEAR’S EVE

Potential Winter Storm Could Make Driving Conditions Difficult

With the uncertainty surrounding the timing and types of precipitation we can expect over the long holiday weekend, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) recommends that everyone take extra precautions if they must travel beginning on New Year’s Eve. The potential statewide winter storm is expected to have an adverse impact on travel throughout the region.

 

·         Beginning Thursday evening, it is recommended that those traveling to evening holiday festivities take Public Transportation.

·         Continue to monitor the weather through the Media, as conditions may change.

·         During this time of year you should always travel with at least a half-tank of fuel in your vehicle.

·         Avoid driving during the height of the storm, if possible, allowing those treating and plowing the roads to safely do their jobs.

·         If you must be on the road, leave plenty of time for your trip, drive slowly, and allow extra room between yourself and others on the road.

·         Even when the snowfall subsides, blowing snow can continue to make visibility difficult.

·         As with every New Year’s Eve, regardless of the driving conditions, drive defensively and take extra precautions if you must be on the road.

 

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information about MEMA and Winter Preparedness, go to www.mass.gov/mema.

                                                                                 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Holiday Hours
Town House and Transfer Station closed January 1st.

________________

Northborough Road bridge is OPEN!!

Special State Senatorial Election Tuesday,
January 19, 2010

Last day to register is Wednesday, December 30, 2009 with extended hours until 8 pm.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Dec. 31
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Shrewsbury High School Northstar Rink 9:30AM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Dec. 31
 Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Nashoba Regional HS Click for directions North Star 9:40AM
ARHS Gymnasts

December 30, 2009 - Photos of ARHS gymnasts performing at the Quad meet at Algonquin Tuesday.

Sunset

December 29, 2009 - Sunday skies presented a gorgeous sunset.

SOUTHBOROUGH ROTARY CLUB
TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1
6:30-8:30 PM
TROTTIER SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
TO SIGN UP CALL
508-485-2400 EXT.259

SAINT MARK’S SCHOOL STUDENTS RAISE $2,000.00 IN HOLIDAY DRIVE

(December 29, 2009, Southborough, Massachusetts)---Students at Saint Mark’s School raised $2,000.00 between Thanksgiving and the holiday recess for the MetroWest “Services for New Americans” agency, a program of Lutheran Social Services.  LSS serves refugees to the MetroWest area as an official refugee resettlement program for the US government.  LSS uses the money collected by Saint Markers for such basic refugee needs as bedding, winter clothing, common household items, and prescription medications for those arriving here in ill-health.  This is the fifth year that members of the Saint Mark’s Society, the community-service organization at SMS, have raised money during the holiday season for this worthy program.  This year, members of the Society raised funds by selling one-dollar, candy-cane “Secret Santa” greetings among students.   Not only did this fund-raiser provide money for a vital program in the MetroWest area, it also helped to highlight the holiday spirit of giving at the school.  Addressing students at a morning chapel at the beginning of the annual campaign, Mr. Ben Stephens, the program manager at LSS, described the very concrete ways in which monies raised by Saint Markers in previous years have contributed to the vital needs of those he described as our “newest Americans.”   This motivated Saint Marker’s to exceed last year’s total of $1,500.00.  In thanking Saint Mark’s Society for this year’s successful effort, Mr. Stephens said, “We at LSS just can’t thank the students enough for this outpouring of generosity and concern.”

The following is information for residents for the 2010 Brush Burning season, which starts January 15, 2010 and ends 4:00 PM on May 1, 2010:

  • ·      Written Brush Burning permits MUST be obtained in person annually at the Fire Station, 21 Main Street.

  •       Permits are available from now until May 1st.

  •       permits shall be issued to residents only (no landscapers or commercial permits allowed by regulations)

  • ·       Hours to obtain permits are:

  •  Monday through Friday         8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  •   Saturday                                 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  • ·       Permit fee for the season is $10.00

  •  Only checks made out to the Town of Southborough will be accepted

  •   Senior citizens 65 years of age and over are free

  • ·       Permit holders must call every day that you plan to burn, however, you can only call between 9:00 AM and 12 NOON for permission to burn.

  •   Burning can only be conducted between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM per Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection regulations [310 CMR 7.07 (3)(e)]. Burning may be denied due to environmental factors.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection strongly encourages the chipping and mulching of brush versus burning due to environmental concerns. The Town's Department of Public Works accepts brush at the Town's Transfer Station.

Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 plus the cost of suppression or by imprisonment for not more than one month or both (M.G.L. c. 42, §13).

Massachusetts General Laws c. 111, § 142 A-E and 310 CMR 7.07 as well as 527 CMR 10.22 regulate all open burning activities.

A PERMIT IS REQUIRED

  • ·       The resident must obtain a written burning permit from the Southborough Fire Department located at 21 Main Street each year prior to burning.

  • ·       Permit fees are $10.00 per season payable by check only make out to the TOWN OF SOUTHBOROUGH . Senior citizens 65 years and older are free.

  • ·       You must call the Fire Department business phone BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9:00 AM AND 12 NOON ONLY at 485-3235 each day prior to burning.

WHEN YOU CAN BURN

  • ·        Open ail burning is permitted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts only between January 15 and May 1.  May 1 is the last day.

  • ·        Between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM.  All fires MUST be extinguished by 4 PM.

  • ·        Open air burning may be denied because of weather conditions.

WHAT YOU CAN BURN

  • ·       Brush up to 4 inches in diameter, Cane and Forest Debris ONLY.

  •       WHAT YOU CAN NOT BURN

  • ·       Construction materials and old buildings.

  • ·       Leaves, grass, hay, stumps, rubbish, or brush greater than 4” in diameter

  • ·       Commercial and/or industrial land clearing operation debris.

WHERE YOU CAN BURN

  • ·       A minimum of 75 feet from any building.

  • ·       On the land closest to the source of the material.

WHILE BURNING

  • ·       An adult must attend to the fire at all times until completely extinguished.

  • ·       A water supply, capable of extinguishing the fire, must be readily available.

  • You are responsible for your fire.  Whoever violates any provision of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 plus the cost of suppression or by imprisonment for not more than one month or both (M.G.L. c. 48 §13)

Metrowest Gymnastics Brings Professionalism and Fun to Southborough

Offers competitive, recreational classes, cheerleading and more

SOUTHBOROUGH- Combining the fun and energetic environment of its brand new facility with a renewed sense of competition and professionalism, Metrowest Gymnastics has taken over former Sudbury Gymnastic Center and has opened its doors for business and  fall and winter registration.

Focused on providing a safe, fun and motivating environment for students to learn and accomplish their goals, Metrowest Gymnastics has brought together the best coaches from the area and has built a staff of the most dedicated and impassioned professionals.

“Gymnastics is a great way to promote fitness, self-confidence and teamwork while allowing kids to have fun and make friends,” said owner Sarah Rositano, who purchased the business after many years of practicing with and working for Metrowest’s predecessor.  “I wanted to bring a fresh perspective and new life to the area’s gymnastics scene, while retaining the outstanding, USAG certified instructors and much of the valued clientele that were already thriving.”  

Metrowest Gymnastics offers both competitive and recreational gymnastics classes for people of all ages and skill levels, from 18 months to adult.  It is the home to a USA Gymnastics Competitive Team, which participates in USA Gymnastics competitions and private invitationals, and offers three nights of co-ed supervised open gym weekly.  In addition to gymnastics, Metrowest offers cheerleading classes and private instruction, and parents are encouraged to host birthday parties at the gym.  The facility is also equipped with a Pro Shop, providing students with the supplies and equipment needed to best suit their growing practices.

Conveniently located off of both I-495 and I-90, Metrowest Gymnastics hopes to reach out to the surrounding neighborhoods in bringing all gymnastics has to offer and to invite those interested to become part of a fun and welcoming community.  In step with Rositano’s passion for and consciousness of environmental issues, the gym will focus on green practices and sustainability.  

“I want everyone who walks through our doors to feel welcomed and excited, while maintaining a certain sense of consciousness within our students and our establishment,” Rositano added.  

She encourages those interested to stop by or call the gym with questions or to visit the website (www.metrowestgymnastics.com) for rates and more information.  Metrowest Gymnastics is located at 150 Cordaville Road (Route 85), Southborough, MA 01772, (508)485-STAR (7827)

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Dec. 30
 Boys Varsity Wrestling @ @FRAMINGHAM TOURNAMENT High School 9:30AM
 Girls Freshman Basketball @ Milford High School Click for directions   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Leominster High School   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ GARDNER TOURNEY - CONS. GSR 4:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Milford High School Click for directions   5:30PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Leominster High School   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ GARDNER TOURNEY - FINAL GSR 6:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Leominster High School   7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Milford High School Click for directions   7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Dec. 30
 Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Grafton High School Click for directions North Star 12:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Nashoba Regional HS Click for directions   7:10PM
The Huddle

December 29, 2009 - "Tom Brady, Randy Moss" and the rest of the offense get together in a huddle.  If you haven't been to the Patriot's Hall of Fame, this school vacation week just might be the right time to go there.  There is lots of interactive displays and football memorabilia.  There is also for a limited time a selection of fifty years of NFL football history.  click here for more info.

More Skate photos

December 27, 2009 - St. Mark's free skate - Hockey pickup.

Busy Day

December 27, 2009 - The transfer station had every parking space taken today with residents emptying their holiday trash.

Click Here for Information on Fun things to do in Massachusetts this week and into January

First Night Worcester

First Night Boston

Sudbury Valley Trustees

MA Audubon Drumlin Farms

MA Audubon Schedule of Events

Massachusetts Museums

Massachusetts Ski Areas

(and speaking of ski areas - Did you know that Southborough used to have one? It was owned by St. Mark's and ran from the Clear Hill Water tank down the hill toward the fields which would become Capasso Farms. More info click here

Trustees of Reservations

Department of Recreation and Conservation

Massachusetts and New England Activities

Southborough meetings

December 28-  January 1, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Open Space Preservation Committee Dec 30 7:00 PM Board of Health Office, Cordaville Hall

Senior Center Activities

28 Monday 29 Tuesday 30 Wednesday 31 Thursday 1  Friday 2Saturday
8:30 Health Clinic
8:30am Walking Group
9:30 Pool
 

 

 
Closed
 
9:30 am Tai Chi
10:00 AM Creative Writers
  Happy Holiday Happy Holiday
9:30 Cribbage
11am Senior Singers
2:00 PM Fitness
12 PM Blue Plate Special
 
12 PM Pitch      
2:00 Fitness        

Click here for the new Senior Center Website

Support Our Senior Centers:

Stop on in and get your "Senior Centers Bumper Sticker"

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 27 Monday 28 Tuesday 29 Wednesday 30 Thursday 31 Friday 1 Saturday 2
    7:00 PM Pajama

Story Time- Stories

for Winter

 

 

LIBRARY

Happy New Year

 
 
 

MA Gov Releases Unemployment Rate

BOSTON - December 17, 2009 --- The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development reported today the unemployment rate declined from 8.9 percent in October to 8.8 percent in November. Education and Health Services; Professional, Scientific and Business Services; Manufacturing and Construction added jobs in November, while Trade, Transportation and Utilities; Financial Activities; Other Services; Government; Leisure and Hospitality and Information recorded job losses. Jobs were down 1,700 for the month of November. The November national unemployment rate was 10.0 percent compared to 10.2 percent in October. At 3,173,600, jobs are down 82,700 or 2.5 percent from one year ago.

Employment Overview
Education and Health Services added 3,100 jobs in November with 1,800 jobs in Educational Services and 1,300 jobs in Health Care and Social Assistance. At 656,900, the Education and Health Services sector has added 13,600 jobs over the year.

Professional, Scientific and Business Services gained 1,200 jobs in November with most of the gain in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services. Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services added 300 jobs; Management of Companies lost 200 jobs. With employment at 465,900, Professional, Scientific and Business Services jobs are down 14,800 or 3.1 percent from one year ago.

Manufacturing added 900 jobs in November with gains in both Durable Goods, 500 jobs, and Non-Durable Goods, 400 jobs. With employment at 266,400, Manufacturing jobs are down 15,600 or 5.5 percent from one year ago.

Construction gained 200 jobs, its second consecutive monthly job gain. At 108,800, Construction employment is down 17,900 or a 14.1 percent rate of job loss over the year.

Trade, Transportation and Utilities lost 2,100 jobs in November with most of the losses in Retail Trade. Transportation, Warehouse and Utilities added 200 jobs, while Wholesale Trade lost 600 jobs. With employment at 539,300, this sector is down 22,100 or 3.9 percent from one year ago with the largest loss in Retail Trade.

Financial Activities jobs were down 2,100 in November. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing accounts for 1,300 jobs lost and Finance and Insurance lost 800 jobs. At 203,800, the Financial Activities sector is down 9,400 jobs or 4.4 percent from one year ago.

Other Services lost 1,700 jobs in November. With employment at 116,400, jobs are down 2,200 or -1.9 percent from one year ago with the largest losses in Personal and Laundry Services.

Government lost 900 jobs over the month after gaining 300 jobs in October. Most of the losses were in Federal Government, down 700 jobs; State Government lost 200 jobs and Local Government jobs were unchanged. Over the year, Government jobs are down 11,600.

Leisure and Hospitality lost 200 jobs in November with all of the loss occurring in Arts, Entertainment and Recreation. At 301,200, jobs are down 900 over the year.

Information shed 100 jobs in October. At 85,900, Information employment is down 1,600 jobs or 1.8 percent from one year ago with losses in Publishing and Telecommunications.

Labor Force Overview
The labor force grew by 10,800 in November with 15,700 more Massachusetts residents employed and 5,100 fewer residents unemployed. In November, 3,151,800 residents were employed and 302,400 residents were unemployed. At 3,454,300, the labor force was up 24,700 from November 2008 with 69,500 fewer residents employed and 94,100 more residents unemployed.

The unemployment rate is based on a monthly sample of households, while the job estimates are derived from a monthly sample survey of employers. As a result, the two statistics may exhibit different trends.

NOTES: Local area unemployment statistics for November 2009 will be released on Tuesday, December 22, 2009. The December 2009 unemployment rate and labor force data for Massachusetts will be released on Thursday, January 21, 2010, as will the December 2009 survey of jobs. (See the January, 2009 Media Advisory annual schedule for complete listing of release dates.) Detailed labor market information is available at www.mass.gov/lmi. Historical jobs and labor force estimates for Massachusetts have been revised as of 3/05/09.

Statewide Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Statewide Seasonally Adjusted Employment
Statewide Not Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Statewide Not Seasonally Adjusted Employment
Labor Force and Unemployment Data Current Employment Statistics Data
Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Monday Dec. 28
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ HOLIDAY MEET @ REGGIE LEWIS   9:00AM
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ HOLIDAY MEET @ REGGIE LEWIS   9:00AM
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS St. Johns H.S. Northstar Rink 12:10PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Leominster High School High School 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ GARDNER TOURNEY VS MINNENCHAUG GSR 4:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Leominster High School High School 5:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Leominster High School High School 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Monday Dec. 28
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Medway High School North Star 12:00PM
Skate Time

December 26, 2009 - Skate time at St. Mark's is here again.

Schedule

Saturday 26– Dec 11:30 am—1:30 pm S’boro Rec – Open Skate

Sunday 27-Dec 3:00 pm—5:00 pm S’boro Rec – Open Skate

Monday 28-Dec 3:00 pm—5:00 pm S’boro Rec – Open Skate

Tuesday 29-Dec 1:00 pm—3:00 pm S’boro Rec – Open Skate

Wednesday 30-Dec 11:30 am—1:00 pm S’boro Rec – Open Skate

Closed

December 26, 20009 - The sign says it all at the Southborough Recreation rink at Fay Field until colder weather returns.

TICKET BOOTH

Regal Movie Tickets

$7.50/ticket

(price is only good for movies that are out for more than 2 weeks)

Movie tix are here!!

Also Time Dated:

RAP

Sign up now for next session. Sign up ends December 31.

 

TROOP 1 SOUTHBOROUGH CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP

Boy Scout Troop 1 Southborough will be offering Christmas tree pickup in Southborough on January 2nd and January 9th, 2010.

The cost is $5 for small trees and $10 for larger trees. 

To schedule a pick up, please send an email to Troop1Trees@gmail.com  or call 508-626-8015.  Email or phone message must include your name, phone number, address, and date for pickup.  Requests for pick up will be taken until 7 PM the day before pick up.

Trees must be placed at the END of the driveway by 9 AM on the day of pick up.  Please place your donation in a plastic bag clipped or taped to the top of the tree.  Money should NOT be placed in the mailbox.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Monday Dec. 28
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ HOLIDAY MEET @ REGGIE LEWIS   9:00AM
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ HOLIDAY MEET @ REGGIE LEWIS   9:00AM
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS St. Johns H.S. Northstar Rink 12:10PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Leominster High School High School 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ GARDNER TOURNEY VS MINNENCHAUG GSR 4:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Leominster High School High School 5:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Leominster High School High School 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Monday Dec. 28
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Medway High School North Star 12:00PM
Go Pats!!!

December 27, 2009 - The New England Patriots take on the Jacksonville Jaguars today.  Above photo are volunteers and was taken at the Southborough Youth and Family services Halloween party at the Finn School this October.