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January 3, - January 9, 2009

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to be Held Saturday January 9, 2010

Southborough – The non-profit organization Friends of Southborough Recreation will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and skating party to celebrate the opening of the town’s new Community Skating Rink on Saturday, January 9th at 1pm.  The event will be held at the rink located at the Fay Field on Center Street.   Massachusetts State Senator Jamie Eldridge and State Representatives Carolyn Dykema and Danielle Gregoire, will be on hand to assist Melissa Shields, Jill Dratch and Kate Poultney of the Friends of Southborough Recreation in the ribbon cutting ceremony.  At 1:15 guests will enjoy a short performance by local celebrity skater, 7 year old Sydney Cooke.  Miss Cooke holds the titles of Little New England Regional Silver Medalist and National American Miss Massachusetts Princess.

Following the ceremony, residents are invited to skate with family and friends and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and baked goods at the park.  Parking is limited.  For more information visit http://www.friendsofsouthboro.com or contact Southborough Recreation at 508-229-4452.

Dr. Robert W. Spayne, 79, a resident of Southborough since 1962, passed away suddenly, after falling ill at home, on January 6, 2010. The son of William J. Spayne and Ethel Connolly Spayne, Bob spent his childhood in Worcester. Dr. Spayne was a devoted husband to his wife of 48 years, Frances (Tasse) Spayne. He was a loving father to Elizabeth Spayne of Newton, and Rob Spayne and his wife Maria Ballesteros-Sola of Westlake Village, CA. He also leaves his sister, Eileen Young of Westborough; and his much loved grandsons Robert Jon and Ignacio Spayne of California.

Dr. Spayne graduated from Worcester State Teacher's College in 1951. He also earned a Master's Degree from Oberlin College in 1953 and a Ph.D. from Clark University in 1972. He worked for many years as a professor at Boston State College, from 1957 through 1980 when he transferred to the University of Massachusetts, Boston. In the final years of his career, Dr. Spayne became the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and later the Dean of Graduate Studies at UMass Boston until his retirement in 1994.

He earned his education with scholarships and was committed to public education. He was most proud that the University of Massachusetts Graduate Student Assembly started a grant program in his name when he retired, in recognition of his commitment to students. Further, during his tenure at the University, Dr. Spayne founded Harbor Explorations, a Boston based non-profit that brought inner city kids out into Boston Harbor in a fishing boat so they could see fish and other marine life in its natural habitat.

Dr. Spayne served on the Southborough School Committee for two terms, from 1973-1976 and from 1978-1981.

He was an avid fisherman and gardener. He discovered travelling in his 70s, and he and his wife Fran made several trips to Europe visiting Paris, Madrid, Barcelona and Rome.

Bob will be sadly missed by his former students, colleagues, friends and especially his family.

Visiting hours will held 4-7 p.m on Monday, Jan. 11, at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. (rte 30) Southborough.

A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday., Jan. 12, at 11 AM at St. Matthew Church, Highland St. Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough.

A scholarship is presently being created in his memory and memorial contributions may be sent after it is established. The name and address should be available at the visiting hours.

(Morrisfuneralparlor.com)

Half Staff Flag Notification

Governor Patrick has ordered the American and Commonwealth Flags lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, January 9, 2010 in honor of Cpt. Harold Brown who was killed in action.

Pursuant to gubernatorial protocol which states,

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

Please be advised that Governor Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, January 9, 2010, in honor of Cpt. Harold Brown of Bolton, Massachusetts and Fairfax, Virginia who was killed in action in support of military operations in Afghanistan on December 30, 2009.

This gubernatorial order applies to:

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

2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

3.  All state military installations

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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!
 
As I book the (usually) nine shows per year for Steeple, I try to jam in lots of different styles & genres.  Sometimes it's about the songwriting, sometimes about the performance, sometimes it's just pure entertainment.

We also bounce around between established names you know, up-and-coming performers who represent the latest buzz, and performers who are fantastic but who may not yet be on your radar.

My goal is to keep booking shows that you like so that even if you haven't heard of the performer for a particular month, you will trust that the show will be worth attending. With few exceptions, those that take a chance are glad they did!

This month we feature a full lineup that will be both fun and inspiring. 

The first half of the show will feature New York based Terrence Martin, a fantastic singer songwriter who has played with so many other famous artists, I don't have room to name them all (check out his web site for details).

The second half of the show features a local band - Amy Black and Red Clay Rascals.  Every time we feature a band, people tell me thay love it (the Jason Spooner Band from last season for example).  This is going to the kind of show where we may kick the chairs out of the way and dance.

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.

We are doing our best to help you help the community we live in while having fun at the same time.  Please help us help you by joining us for a great evening.

See you Saturday!

Cheers,
Joe


Saturday January 9 @ 7:30

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"Terence Martin claims Richard Thompson, Greg Brown, and Bruce Cockburn as some of his songwriting heroes - with good reason. Maybe he should add Ernest Hemingway, too. He shares with them a clarity of expression, a sense of place, and a gift for the telling phrase. His new CD 'Even Trade' is another display of his mastery." (John Platt, WFUV Radio)

Amy Black and the Red Clay Rascals

 

Boston's favorite live roots music band - playing blues, bluegrass and old time country music. - A Boston Globe "Best Bet!"

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.
 

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For complete details click here.

Southborough Food Pantry
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.

Thank you!

Editorial

The Eyes Have it, Linda Hubley

The Southborough news readers probably noticed that the site was not updated last night. Sorry for that. Usually when it is not updated, I am out of town or attending a parent school night event that gets me home late. But here is a little editorial that I never imagined writing.

On December 22, 2009, I thought I had something on my nose and brushed it away, it didn’t go away. What it was was a stringy eye floater. It did go away in about two hours and so I never thought anything more about it. Last week, I was driving home during the New Year’s Eve snowstorm and a spider web of stringy floaters came across my left eye making it difficult to see right. Trying to make an appointment that weekend was tough. The earliest eye care appointment I could get would be Friday, January 8th.

So yesterday I ventured out to the eye doctor at 9:30 am. After an extensive eye exam the verdict was a tear in the eye but they were unsure how extensive and ordered me to a specialist in Cambridge. I drove there with one dilated left eye. Got lost a few times, had trouble reading the street signs. The specialist confirmed that it was a tear. He informed me that the tear was still small enough but that was what was causing the gelatin like substances and leaking blood vessels to fill my eye with the floaters. He did not want it to become worse into a detached retina. I was immediately sent to Boston for laser eye surgery to close the tear in the eye. I did not get home until after 7:30 PM. The recuperation after repair of the tear is minor compared to what I was told would happen if the retina had detached.

Filling out the forms about family history set in motion a fear of my own eye health which up until now I’d basically taken for granted. My Irish American/Canadian father’s side runs the gamut of macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma while my mom whose family emigrated here from Scotland have cataracts and color blindness. Must be the fair skin/blue eyes genes.

Realizing I was to have surgery on the eye, I began to get a bit emotional thinking what if I didn’t get vision back in the eye. What if I did lose sight in the left and something happened to my only good eye? I would miss being able to see my family and friends clearly or not at all. What would happen to my love for photography and my websites? Would I be able to hold on to my full time job working for the USDA in the hunt for the Asian Longhorned Beetle which requires me to be out in the woods on survey using my eyes and binoculars for locating the signs of the beetle? Would I see more beautiful sunsets and sunrises that I love so much? So many questions and so many emotional thoughts as I headed into Boston for the surgery.

Because it was a small tear they thought they could close it completely. The two alternatives for treatment were laser or freeze. The doctors chose the laser. It only took about ten minutes with blinding green laser pointing and flashing in the left eye. When it was over the vision was hazy and the colors I was seeing were a bit psychedelic but those symptoms began to fade after about fifteen minutes. My eyesight is much clearer today and thankfully the tear was caught in time.

Although this may be a boring editorial for some, I think I was very lucky and want to pass along the word: Don’t take your eyesight for granted. You only have the two eyes. Make sure you get annual checkups and if something appears wrong with your eyes like I had with the floaters, make sure you get to an eye doctor as soon as possible. For me, I thankfully did make an appointment before the tear grew into a detached retina.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TODAY'S EVENTS - Saturday Jan. 9
 
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 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ WACHUSETT/ALGONQUIN Wachusett 9:00AM
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ WACHUSETT/ALGONQUIN Wachusett 9:00AM
 Boys Varsity Wrestling @ NASHOBA DEMEO DUALS   9:15AM
 Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Auburn High School ASR 6:00PM
 Coed JV Swimming @ SWIM FIT IN BOXBORO, MA   6:30PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Auburn High School ASR 7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Beverly High School Click for directions Talbot Rink - 8:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TODAY'S EVENTS - Saturday Jan. 9
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 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Fitchburg High School   7:00PM
Icy Sunset

January 7, 2010 - Sunset fades away on the Sudbury Reservoir looking eastward on Parkerville Road.

 

 

2010 Dog Licenses will be available March 1st. The licensing period is April 1st – March 31st. All dogs six months of age and older must be licensed with the Town Clerk.

A $10 late fee will be charged for each dog not licensed by June 1st, plus penalties.

Puppies:
New puppies over 6 months - 30 days to license
NEW to Town:
just moved to Southborough - 30 days to license.

Paper copy of current rabies vaccination must be provided.

Apply by Mail - Click here for application

Fees: 

•$12.00 (NOT spayed/neutered)
•$8.00 (spayed or neutered with vet certificate)

 

Form of payment:  cash or check, made payable to the “Town of Southborough”

     ANIMAL EMERGENCIES - Police 508.485.7817

Loose Dogs: Animal Control Officer, Leslie Boardman: 508.485.7817
Leash Law: All dogs in Southborough must be in control at all times. Any dog found to be in violation and picked up by the Animal Control Officer will be subject to an initial fine of $15.00 plus boarding fees.

HELP COUNT EAGLES

 

A target date of January 8, 2010 will be used for a concentrated survey of major rivers, lakes, reservoirs and the coast by staff from the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and volunteers across the state. This event is part of a nationwide Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey that is held every year in early January. “Our long time partner, National Grid, will be assisting in the survey by providing a helicopter for surveying the Quabbin Reservoir area and the Connecticut River,” said Dr. Tom French. Ground teams will also be covering known eagle territories statewide during the day. In 2009, a record 81 bald eagles were documented in Massachusetts during the one-day event. Anyone spotting an eagle from December 30, 2009 – January 14, 2010 is encouraged to report the sighting by email at Mass.wildlife@state.ma.us or by postal mail to "Eagle Survey", MassWildlife, Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581. Please provide date, time, location and town of eagle sightings, number of birds, juvenile or adult, and observer contact information.  The best eagle viewing locations at this time of year include:

  • Belchertown – Enfield Lookout at Quabbin Reservoir. Eagles can be viewed at a long distance.

  • West Boylston, Clinton, Sterling, Boylston – Wachusett Reservoir. Eagles can sometimes be viewed at a long distance from Routes 140 or Route 70.

  • Lakeville – Long Point Road on the causeway between Pocksha Pond and Great Quitticas Pond. Eagles can be viewed at a long distance.

  • Newburyport – Merrimack River at Cashman Park Boat Ramp or at Deer Island off Rte 1A (from the chain bridge) Newburyport. These are both good areas for eagles to be seen fairly close without the need of a spotting scope.

 

Snow Not Only Grips Southborough MA

(above photo, looking west from the MBTA train station Southborough, MA during the past snowstorm.)

January 7, 2010 - Snow and cold have been gripping England this week and Southborough, England has been no exception. Click here for Southborough, England news.

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In the News...

The popular botanical ginkgo biloba does not improve memory nor does it prevent cognitive decline in older people, according to the largest and longest scientific study ever undertaken to look at the supplement. USA Today

Turn Out and Turn Up the Volume at Advocacy Action Day in MA, Thursday, Feb. 4
 picure frameHelp "put a face" on Alzheimer's by rallying with us at the Boston State House. Tell our legislators to support: Nursing Home Dementia Regulations, Silver Alert for Wandering, and State Alzheimer's Plan. If we don't show we care, who will? 
Join us at 9:30 a.m. for coffee; 10-noon for program and visits. You'll receive helpful tips for talking with your legislator! Click on the picture frame for information and to let us know you'll be there! And, bring a photo of your loved one to put a face on Alzheimer's!  Questions? Contact Jennifer Carter.
National Alzheimer's Action Summit
Early Bird Registration Discount through January 17!
Join us in Washington, March 7-9, 2010
Where: Washington D.C., Omni Shoreham Hotel 
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. Feel the power of joining our voices together to fight this disease!
E-mail Jennifer Carter for more information. Limited scholarship aid is available.

24/7 Helpline

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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 
Are you  looking for information on warning signs of Alzheimer's? Information on care and treatment? Training or education for family members or health care professionals? Nursing home information? Our trained counselors can provide information--it's free and confidential.

Younger Onset Alzheimer's Caregivers Support

We are offering a NEW support group specifically for people who are caring for a family member with a diagnosis of younger onset Alzheimer's disease (in any stage). Younger onset refers to when the disease begins before age 65. The group will meet on Thursday evenings once a month at the Alzheimer's Association's Watertown office from late January to June, If you are Interested, contact Jeanette Rosa-Brady by e-mail or at 617.393.2048.

Webinar for Health Care Professionals

Early Recognition of Dementia: A Phase Change in Primary Care Practice Webinar, January 26, presented by Massachusetts Medical Society and the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter. Improve recognition, screening, diagnosis and service referral.  CLICK for registration. 

Shop and Donate at Shaws, It's Simple

shop ShawsIf you who shop at Shaw's Supermarkets and have a Shaw's card, you can enroll on-line and 1% of your purchases will be directed to the Alzheimer's Association! Just click on the peppers for info. If you don't already have a Shaw's card, you can apply for one on-line. The Alzheimer's Association's ID number is 49001021044.  

Meet the '10 Run for the Memory Boston Team
Marathon Who is running the Boston for Alzheimer's? Click on the running feet to find out. If you would like to support a runner with your donation, click here. More than 30 runners have joined our team -- and we are still accepting qualified runners. Contact Michelle Gonzalez for information.
Learn about Living with Alzheimer's
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Learn from the experts. Alzheimer's Association programs are always free for individuals
and families coping with the disease. Programs include Maintain Your Brain, Getting Started, and Legal and Financial Issues and Answers. Programs are offered at varied times and locations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Find a program near you:
Program Calendar.
 
 
Volunteer Today!
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Do you want to fight Alzheimer's on the front line? Become a volunteer today.For Massachusetts,
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For NH, call 603.606.6590.
Coping with Early Stage Memory Loss

Sign-up today. Learn techniques for living with early memory loss.

 

Feb. 11th  1-2:30 p.m. Worcester Senior Center

 

Feb. 18th 6-7:30 p.m. Association's Watertown Office

To register, call 617.868.6718.

 

 
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Boston Early Stage Support Group
Kit Clark Senior Services is offering a new support group for people with early-stage memory problems and their families.Call Donna Allen at 617.825.5000.  The program is free, but pre-registration is required.
For NH and MA info on all Support Groups
 
Friendraiser Event

Atria Maplewood Place's Alzheimer's Fundraiser, "Through the Looking Glass."

January 27, Malden, MA
with DJ and complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
Click for tickets & info. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter.
 

Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.

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Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Jan. 8
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Fitchburg H.S.   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Fitchburg H.S.   4:00PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Fitchburg H.S.   5:30PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Fitchburg H.S.   5:30PM
 Girls Varsity Gymnastics @ Marlborough High School MetroWest 7:00PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Fitchburg H.S.   7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Fitchburg H.S. High School 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Jan. 8
 Boys Freshman Basketball VS Montachustt Regvochs Gym 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   5:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Montachustt Regvochs Gym 5:30PM
 Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Hopkinton High School North Star 6:15PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   6:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Montachustt Regvochs Gym 7:00PM

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to be Held Saturday January 9, 2010

Southborough – The non-profit organization Friends of Southborough Recreation will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and skating party to celebrate the opening of the town’s new Community Skating Rink on Saturday, January 9th at 1pm.  The event will be held at the rink located at the Fayville Field on Center Street.   Massachusetts State Senator Jamie Eldridge and State Representatives Carolyn Dykema and Danielle Gregoire, will be on hand to assist Melissa Shields, Jill Dratch and Kate Poultney of the Friends of Southborough Recreation in the ribbon cutting ceremony.  At 1:15 guests will enjoy a short performance by local celebrity skater, 7 year old Sydney Cooke.  Miss Cooke holds the titles of Little New England Regional Silver Medalist and National American Miss Massachusetts Princess.

Following the ceremony, residents are invited to skate with family and friends and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and baked goods at the park.  Parking is limited.  For more information visit http://www.friendsofsouthboro.com or contact Southborough Recreation at 508-229-4452.

Land in Westford and Chelmsford Donated to Sudbury Valley Trustees for Permanent Protection

 

Long-time friends of SVT and avid conservationists Bill and Marian Harman, leaders in the Westford Conservation Trust (WCT), have generously donated over eight acres of beautiful mature upland forest to SVT.  This property, which straddles Westford and Chelmsford, has been protected and managed since the mid-1980s by WCT under a conservation restriction (CR) donated by the Harmans.  

WCT will continue to hold and enforce the CR, which was established for the express purposes of protecting the land predominantly in its natural, scenic and open condition, for forestry, passive recreation, and the protection of natural and watershed resources.  With SVT now holding the title to this conservation-restricted property, both SVT and WCT will further their mutual interests and the Harmans’ vision of protecting it forever in its natural state. 

A public trail system traverses the Harman property and connects to trails on the abutting 18-acre WCT-owned Lambert Land, part of the Francis Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, on which SVT holds a conservation restriction.

As the Harmans explained, "It's evident to us that this land is a local oasis and travel corridor for wildlife.  We enjoy seeing many birds which nest and feed here, and indications that coyote and other animals travel through regularly.  Having enjoyed this woodland for many years, it's a great comfort to know that Sudbury Valley Trustees will be keeping it protected for future residents, people as well as wildlife."

SVT land protection specialist Susan Crane commented, “We are grateful to the Harmans for donating this beautiful tract of land, which forms a nice link to other conservation areas in this corner of Westford and Chelmsford.  We look forward to working with WCT in preserving its high habitat value and public recreational opportunities.  It’s a very special place.”

SVT thanks the Harmans and WCT for their generosity and for the opportunity to collaborate on this exciting conservation project and newest addition to SVT’s western watershed properties. 

ARHS Varsity Girls Hockey

January 6, 2010 - The ARHS Girls Varsity Hockey team played Shawsheen Valley Tech today at the New England Sports center this afternoon.  At the end of the second period the ARHS team was ahead 7 to 0.

L-R; Russ Horne, Henry Augiderlo, City of Springfield Mayor Sarno, Pete DePina, Gary Boyd, and Ed Turner

January 6, 2010 - Southborough resident Napoleon “Pete” DePina, President of Buffalo Soldiers Heritage, has brought together the Mayor of the City of Springfield and the Superintendent of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site to make the annual Armory Day event much larger for 2010.

For many years Buffalo Soldiers have been invited to the encampment which features educational and historically correct military units who have had a connection to the Armory though out its long history.

On Armory Day at the site for the first time, thanks to the cooperation of Mayor Sarno and the city, the day will start at 10 AM with a parade through the city to the gates of the Armory grounds. At ceremonies inside the grounds the Mayor will read a proclamation declaring June 26, 2010, Buffalo Soldier Day.

Attending in recent years there has been military units who exhibit 1800’s hospital equipment and Dragoon (horse) Regiments from Connecticut demonstrating battles from horseback, along with Canadian solders in their WWII uniforms. Many weapons, and other items used by soldiers during periods from Colonial, Revolutionary, Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam are also on display in addition to the Armory Museum and collections open and free to the public.

Superintendent West, a descendent of Native Americans who out of respect for their courage named the Buffalo Soldiers in 1866, has invited the members of the

Native American Inter-Tribal Council of Western Massachusetts to have a Pow-Wow at the event.

Look for more information on the event as summer approaches and visit the Armory website at www.nps.gov/spar

Beading Workshop at Southborough Public Library, Tuesday,

January 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

The Southborough Library will hold Beading Workshop on Tuesday, January 12,
from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough. Pat Ellis will teach participants how to make a bracelet.  If time permits, bring beaded jewelry that may need repair and work on it with the group. There will be an $8.00 fee for materials for the beaded bracelet, and payments are to be made to the Friends of the Library. If you own beading tools, you will want to bring them to the workshop – but, the library will provide some tools to share.

For more information, or to register for the Beading Workshop, call the Library at 508-485-5031. Plan to join us next Tuesday!

 
 

National 2010 Census Road Tour Comes to Boston

  • What:

  • The 2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour is part of the largest civic outreach and awareness campaign in U.S. history -- stopping and exhibiting at more than 800 events nationwide. From local parades and festivals to major sporting events like the Super Bowl and NCAA Final Four, the Road Tour will attempt to motivate America's growing and increasingly diverse population to complete and mail back the 10-question census form when it arrives in mailboxes March 15-17.

  • Traveling for a total of 1,547 days and more than 150,000 miles across the country, 13 road tour vehicles will provide the public with an educational, engaging and interactive experience that brings the 2010 Census to life.

  • Beginning at New York City's Times Square, and at each event across the country, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the 2010 Census and understand the benefits a complete count can bring to communities everywhere; view a sample 2010 Census form and learn how the collected information is used; and contribute stories and photos to the Portrait of America project to explain why "I count!" and view messages from other road tour participants.

  • When:

  • Friday, Jan. 8, 3 to 8 p.m. (EST)

  • Who:

  • Kathleen Ludgate, regional director, U.S. Census Bureau - Boston Regional Office

  • Where:

    Frozen Fenway
    Fenway Park: Yawkey Way at Van Ness Street
    Boston, MA

For more information about the 2010 Census and the Road Tour, please visit 2010census.gov and follow us on Twitter (@2010Portrait), Facebook, Flickr and YouTube (/uscensusbureau).

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Jan. 7
 Coed Varsity Ski @ GS RACE Ski Ward 4:00PM
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ Worcester Clark 4:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

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Winter Silence

January 5, 2010 - The All Wars Memorial is shrouded in snow.

Southborough Firefighters Train

January 5, 2010 - The members of the Southborough Fire Department continually train while on duty to be proficient in all areas of fire, rescue and emergency medical services. Each of the four work shifts are required to conduct training each month. Part of the training for December is ice rescue. With a significant amount of Southborough consisting of water, it is important that if a person falls through the ice, they be rescued in a timely manner. It is important to note that the Sudbury Reservoir and Sudbury River are NOT ever considered safe for ice skating or fishing, and it is illegal to trespass on either body of water or ice.

On December 31, 2009, members of work Shift 4 conducted ice rescue training following Southborough Fire Department Standard Operating Guidelines.

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Each year, many people are injured from exposure in cold water incidents.  Skaters and ice fishermen fall through the ice; boaters and canoeists overturn their crafts.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, each year there are over 7,000 drownings and 20,000 near-drownings in the United States.  Over half of these incidents occur in cold water, (water less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit).

HOW THICK IS SAFE ICE?

Ice on moving water in rivers, streams and brooks is never safe.  The thickness of ice on ponds and lakes depends upon water currents or springs, depth and natural objects such as tree stumps or rocks.  Daily changes in temperature cause the ice to expand and contract, which affects its strength.  Because of these factors, no one can declare the ice to be absolutely "safe".

THE SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT CONSIDERS THE ONLY "SAFE" ICE TO BE AT SKATING ARENAS & RINKS

The M.D.C./M.W.R.A. reservoir system, which is located in Southborough, is NEVER considered to be safe.  It is also ILLEGAL to trespass in the water and on the ice.

The Sudbury River Mill Pond, which is owned by the M.B.T.A., is private property, and posted No Trespassing. Because a river runs through it, the pond is NEVER considered to be safe. 

WHAT DO YOU DO IF SOMEONE FALLS THROUGH THE ICE?

·         Act Quickly and call 9-1-1 for help immediately.  Make sure properly trained and equipped rescue personnel are alerted to respond.

·         DO NOT go out onto the ice.  Many times would-be rescuers become victims themselves.

·         Reach, Throw, or Row.  Extend a branch, pole or ladder to the victim.  Throw them a buoyant object such as a life ring or float tied to a rope.  If a boat is nearby row out to the victim or push it toward them.

HOW COLD IS COLD WATER?

·         Any water that is cooler than normal body temperature (98.6 degrees F) is by definition "cold water"

·         Cold water drains away body heat 25 to 30 times faster than air!

·         Cold water does not have to be icy, it just has to be colder than you are to cause hypothermia.

·         The lower the temperature of the water, the faster the onset of hypothermia.

WHAT IS HYPOTHERMIA?

·         Hypothermia is the excessive lowering of body temperature.  A drop n core temperature below 95 degrees F., causes shivering, confusion, loss of muscle strength, and if not treated and reversed leads to unconsciousness and death.

·         Safety experts estimate that half of all drowning victims die from the fatal effects of hypothermia and cold water, not the fatal effects from water filled lungs!

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.  To receive a program brochure, please call 508-393-4378 and leave your name and address.

 

H1N1 Vaccinations - Availability, Times and Locations

H1N1 Vaccinations will be available in Public Health Nurse Leslie Chamberlin’s Office at the Senior Center,

9 Cordaville Rd. (Rte 85, directly across from Woodward School) on the following dates and times. 

Friday, January 8, 2010 from 10 AM to12 Noon

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 1-3 PM

Friday, January 15, 2010 10 AM to12 Noon

After Friday, January 15, 2010 she will reassess the necessary timeframes.

 

 

 

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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!
 
As I book the (usually) nine shows per year for Steeple, I try to jam in lots of different styles & genres.  Sometimes it's about the songwriting, sometimes about the performance, sometimes it's just pure entertainment.

We also bounce around between established names you know, up-and-coming performers who represent the latest buzz, and performers who are fantastic but who may not yet be on your radar.

My goal is to keep booking shows that you like so that even if you haven't heard of the performer for a particular month, you will trust that the show will be worth attending. With few exceptions, those that take a chance are glad they did!

This month we feature a full lineup that will be both fun and inspiring. 

The first half of the show will feature New York based Terrence Martin, a fantastic singer songwriter who has played with so many other famous artists, I don't have room to name them all (check out his web site for details).

The second half of the show features a local band - Amy Black and Red Clay Rascals.  Every time we feature a band, people tell me thay love it (the Jason Spooner Band from last season for example).  This is going to the kind of show where we may kick the chairs out of the way and dance.

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.

We are doing our best to help you help the community we live in while having fun at the same time.  Please help us help you by joining us for a great evening.

See you Saturday!

Cheers,
Joe


Saturday January 9 @ 7:30

Guitar
 

"Terence Martin claims Richard Thompson, Greg Brown, and Bruce Cockburn as some of his songwriting heroes - with good reason. Maybe he should add Ernest Hemingway, too. He shares with them a clarity of expression, a sense of place, and a gift for the telling phrase. His new CD 'Even Trade' is another display of his mastery." (John Platt, WFUV Radio)

Amy Black and the Red Clay Rascals

 

Boston's favorite live roots music band - playing blues, bluegrass and old time country music. - A Boston Globe "Best Bet!"

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
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.

Thank you!
Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Jan. 6
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey VS Shawsheen Valley Tech New England 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ MILFORD/ALGONQUIN Shrewsbury 5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ MILFORD/ALGONQUIN Shrewsbury 5:00PM
 Boys Varsity Wrestling VS Montachusett Regional Voc Algonquin 6:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Jan. 6
 Boys JV Basketball @ Whittier Reg Tech HS Click for directions   4:00PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Whittier Reg Tech HS   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Northbridge High School Click for directions   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Whittier Reg Tech HS   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Whittier Reg Tech HS Click for directions   5:30PM
Plows Roll up Route 9

January 4, 2010 - A convoy of plows roll up along route 9 during this weekends storm.

Helping Out

January 4, 2010 -Fred Buck finishes up duties assisting with the recent flu clinic at the Woodward School.

Police & Fire Log

Southborough Police log

Friday 1/1/10

Domestic Rockpoint road

Motor vehicle stop violation route 9

Medical Newton Street

Radar – route 9 at reservoir corp.

Medial brook lane

Radar Main Street and Johnson road

Motor vehicle stop route 9

911 hang-up Maplecrest drive

Motor vehicle stop violation Cordaville road

CO alarm Summit Road

Thursday 12/31/09

Motor vehicle stops violation route 9 and middle road north

Motor vehicle stop route 9

Motor vehicle stop route 9

Traffic enforcement Cordaville road

Medical Boston road

Traffic enforcement Parkerville road

Motor vehicle accident route 9 and 85 Sailboat into guardrail

Person walking on reservoir ice route 9 and 85

Fire department training Parkerville road

Motor vehicle stop Framingham road

911 hang-up route 9

Motor vehicle accident route 9 and Parkerville road south

Motor vehicle accident Cordaville road

Motor vehicle accident route 9 and Central Street

Motor vehicle accident route 9 and Coslin drive

CO alarm Deerfoot road

Traffic enforcement route 85

Fire alarm skylark drive

Radar Framingham road  For More Police Log click Here

Southborough Fire Log

Sunday 12/27/09

15:38 EMS CALL DEERFOOT RD 

    A28  FF RICE         FF KANE

    C30  FF STRONG

Monday 12/28/09

09:44 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING CORDAVILLE RD 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

12:12 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING COMMON ST 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

20:36 EMS CALL CHERRY ST 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN

    C30  FF PIERCE

21:16 EMS CALL NORTH ST 

    A29  LT PELTIER      FF PIERCE       FF HOGAN

    E23  FF TOMMANEY

23:41 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN

    C30  FF PIERCE  Click here for more fire log

And A River Runs Through

January 4, 2010 - The Sudbury River winds through the south end of town along Wood Street.  The side on the left is Hopkinton while the right side as you look at the photo is Southborough. The photo is taken from the Cedar Street Ext. Bridge.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Jan. 5
 Girls JV Basketball VS Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Shrewsbury High School High School 4:00PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Shrewsbury High School   4:45PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Shrewsbury High School   5:30PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball VS Shrewsbury High School   6:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Shrewsbury High School   7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Jan. 5
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Keefe Technical High Scho   3:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Keefe Technical High Scho   5:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   5:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Keefe Technical High Scho   6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   7:00PM

MA Fish and Wildlife Calendar for:

JANUARY 2010

See the MassWildlife Fishing & Hunting Laws page for regulations, bag limits and zone information.

  • January 1--Happy New Year! We hope you enjoy and use this calendar for your recreation and educational needs.
  • January 1- December 31 --Fishing is open year round for all freshwater fish species except for smelt. Smelt fishing begins Jan 1 - Feb 28 and then May 16-December 31. Saltwater fishing information is found at the Division of Marine Fisheries website. Hunting seasons for bobcat, coyote, crow, cottontail rabbit, fox, opossum, raccoon, snowshoe hare, jackrabbit, snapping turtle and gray squirrel are open statewide.
  • SUPPORT WILDLIFE WORK IN MASSACHUSETTS! Buy a fishing or hunting license. Unlike most other state agencies, the Division of Fisheries & Wildlife's budget is approximately 95% funded through license fees and our work benefits all citizens and the wildlife residing in the Commonwealth. Consider this a natural investment in wildlife conservation, research, recreation and education! You can also contribute to the Heritage and Endangered Species Fund which is partially supported by donations as well as license fees and general tax funds. Another valuable way to help wildlife is to donate to the Wildlands Fund--this fund was set up for the exclusive purpose of purchasing important fish & wildlife habitat. The land will also be open to the public, from fishing and hunting, to wildlife watching and hiking.
  • January 2 -- Season for hunting ducks in the Berkshire Zone closes. Waterfowl hunters are reminded they will need a 2010 a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number to hunt in 2010.
  • White-tailed deer are shedding their antlers--shedding begins around mid-December and runs through February. Rodents often chew on the "sheds" which provides them with calcium.
  • January 6-7 -- Wildlife Talk at Mass Tree Wardens Conference, Sturbridge As part of the Mass. Tree Wardens and Forester's Conference, a talk about the common wildlife in parks and shade trees will be offered by MassWildlife biologists Laura Hajduk and Mike Huguenin on Wednesday. The Conference is hosted by the Mass. Tree Wardens and Forester's Association and will be held at the Sturbridge Host Hotel located on Rte. 20. Visit the agency exhibit table on either date for information on wildlife, sign up for newsletter and magazine subscriptions and pick up other wildlife tips. For more information and to register for the conference, visit the MWTFA website.
  • January 9 -- Second split season for hunting ducks in the Berkshire Zone closes. Waterfowl hunters are reminded they will need a 2010 a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number to hunt in 2010.
  • Breeding begins for several furbearers in this chilly month, including coyote, beaver, opossum and raccoon.
  • January 14 -- The Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Advisory Committee will be holding its meeting on Thursday at MassWildlife's Field Headquarters in Westborough from 1:30- 4:30 pm. This meeting location is handicapped accessible and the meeting is open to the public. For directions or call (508) 389-6360.
  • January 15 -- Late goose season opens in the Central Zone.Waterfowl hunters are reminded they will need a 2010 a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number to hunt in 2010.
  • January 16 -- Hunting ducks in the Coastal Zone closes. Waterfowl hunters are reminded they will need a 2010 a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number to hunt in 2010.
  • January 23 - 24 - Southeastern Massachusetts Sportsmens Show, East Bridgewater--This annual event is held at the Standish Sportsmen's Association in East Bridgewater on 1 Burr Lane. MassWildlife staff will sell licenses at this show and offer information on outdoor recreation opportunities and safety. More information about the show, or contact Hugh Hurley (508) 588-9327.
  • January 26-- Fisheries and Wildlife Board Meeting, Westborough. The January meeting of the Fisheries & Wildlife Board will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Rd (off North Drive) in Westborough. This location is handicapped accessible. If there is inclement weather, the meeting will be held the following day, Wednesday January 27, at the same time and location. Call (508) 389-6300 for confirmation.
  • January 30 -- Sea duck and brant season closes. Waterfowl hunters are reminded they will need a 2010 a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number to hunt in 2010. Raccoon and opossum season closes.
Cold AND Snowy

January 3, 2010 - A New England favorite ice cream is served up at Coldstone Creamery even on a snowy day.

Snow Clearing

January 3, 2010 - Workers clear the MBTA parking lot during today's snowstorm.

Anna Pearce

 

 

MATTAPOISETT - Anna (Hupfer) Pearce, 98, of Mattapoisett and formerly of Winchester, died on Thursday, December 31, 2009. She was the wife of the late William J. Pearce.

She is survived by her daughters, Joanne Triplett of Mooresville, NC, Claire Keene and her husband, Lauren of Mattapoisett, Patricia Lally and her husband, John of Southborough; 8 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 6, at 10 AM at St. Matthew Church, Highland St., Southborough. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, Jan. 5, from 4 to 7 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com), 40 Main St., Southborough.

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to Beaumont Rehab & Skilled Nursing Center, 238 W. Main St., Northborough, MA 02532 Att: Recreation Fund.
 

Busy at Work

January 3, 2010 - Joe at the DPW Transfer station checks out the heavy loads of trash coming in just a week after Christmas.

Southborough meetings

January 4-  January 8, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Board of Selectman Executive Session (Returning to open session at conclusion of Executive Session) - Agenda 1/5/10 6:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Assabet Valley Regional District School Committee 1/5/10 7:00 PM Assabet Valley Regional School Committee Conference Room
Historical Commission 1/5/10 7:00 PM Historical Society Museum
Southborough Affordable Housing Trust Committee 1/5/10 5:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Youth Commission 1/5/10 7:15 PM Conference room Fayville Hall
Board of Health 1/6/10 1:00 PM BOH Hearing Room Cordaville Hall
Council on Aging 1/6/10 7:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
Zoning Advisory Committee (ZAC) 1/6/10 7:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Recreation Commission 1/7/10 7:30 PM Recreation Office Highland Street
Board of Selectmen 1/9/10 8:00 AM Hearing Room Town House

Senior Center Activities

4 Monday 5 Tuesday 6 Wednesday 7 Thursday 8 Friday 9 Saturday
8:30 Health Clinic
8:30am Walking Group
9:30 Pool
8:30  Health Clinic

 

9:00 Friday Hours
9:00 AM Center Opens
 
9:30 am Tai Chi
10:00 AM Creative Writers
  9:30 Mah Jongg 10 Canasta
9:30 Cribbage
12 Ping Pong
2:00 PM Fitness
12 PM Blue Plate Special
 
12 PM Pitch   12 Pitch 11:30 Movie/Bag Lunch
2:00 Fitness 1:00 Water Aerobics   1 PM Bridge 1 PM Water Aerobics

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 3 Monday 4 Tuesday 5 Wednesday 6 Thursday 7 Friday 8 Saturday 9

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

 

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

 

10:00 Book Review

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

 

6:30 4th-6th Grade Book Group

11:00 Toddler Time

Ages 0-2 years

 

 

    
Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Jan. 4
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ Gardner High School Greenwood 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Gymnastics VS Westboro High School High School 7:00PM
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Westboro High School Northstar Rink 8:50PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Jan. 4
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Oakmont Regional High Sch   4:10PM
Sled Dog Racing

January 3, 2010 - Sled dog racing around New England is picking up. Click the following links for when and where.

Myopia sled dog races

New England Sled Dog Club

The Southborough Library Genealogy Club would like to remind everyone of an interesting upcoming event.
NEHGS LOGO founded
Family History Day 2010
 
Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 8 am to 4 pm
Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts

 
 
Ancestry.com logo   NEHGS Logo
Make plans to join NEHGS and Ancestry.com for Boston's first ever Family History Day. This special event gives genealogists of all levels a chance to hear from some top experts on research techniques, resources, tips, and other helpful ways to make the most of your research efforts. You'll also have a chance to schedule FREE one-on-one consultations with expert staff. Learn more or Sign up now.
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Family History Classes 
 Lecture by Chris Child
Get pro tips and guidance from the experts at Ancestry.com and the New England Historic Genealogical Society in these incredible classes:
  • Getting the Most out of Your Ancestry.com Subscription -- Are you using your Ancestry.com subscription to its full potential? Get an inside look at the historical records and tree-building tools available on Ancestry.com.

     
  • Tapping into the Ancestry.com Community - Ancestry.com hosts the world's largest community of family historians. Discover how to find and communicate with these family historians.

     
  • Getting the Most from Family Tree Maker -- Learn how Family Tree Maker can help you more effectively organize, manage, and share your family history as well as search Ancestry.com and the Web.

     
  • Best Strategies for Searching Ancestry.com -- Discover the best strategies for searching the more than 4 billion records on Ancestry.com -- and how each method will benefit your family history.

     
  • Discover NEHGS: Your Family History Resource -- Uncover what the New England Historic Genealogical Society provides to further your family history research, from online resources to the Society's library in downtown Boston.

     
  • Organize, Organize, Organize -- An in-depth look at avoiding the "paper trap" by using various genealogy programs which can help keep track of where your research stands and what you plan to research next.
$30 for a full day of genealogy help and progress with your research
 (includes parking!)

Sign up now for Family History Day 2010 in Boston.
 
One-on-One Consultations -- FREE 
 Consult with Michael Leclerc
Genealogists from NEHGS will be on-hand to help you identify resources for getting started, breaking through brick-walls, organizing, writing, and more.

Fifteen minute consultations will be held throughout the day, beginning at 8:30 am. Sign up for consultations will begin at 8 a.m. and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Digitize Your Family Records -- FREE 
 Family Records
Ancestry.com is brining professional scanning equipment for Family History Day so attendees can have their family photos and historical documents scanned.

Fifteen minute scanning sessions will be held throughout the day. Sign-ups begin at 8 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Hotel Room Discounted Rate 
We've secured a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate of $145 plus applicable taxes at the Westin Copley Place for the evening of February 19. (Reservation details to follow.)
 
Book Sales
NEHGS will be on-hand with a selection of books (both new and used) for sale throughout the day. Special discounts will be offered to NEHGS members.
 
Schedule 
 
8:00 am -9:30 am
Registration. Sign up for scanning and one-on-one consultations

8:30 am
Scanning sessions and one-on-one consultations begin.

9:30 am -10:30 am
Class Session 1 (two concurrent classes offered)
Getting the Most out of Family Tree Maker (presented by Ancestry.com)
Discover NEHGS: Your Family History Resource (presented by NEHGS)

10:30 am -11 am
Break

11 am - 12 pm
Class Session 2 (two concurrent classes offered)
Tapping into the Ancestry.com and RootsWeb Community (presented by Ancestry.com)
Organize, Organize, Organize (presented by NEHGS)

12 pm -1:30 pm
Lunch break

1:30 pm -2:30 pm
Class session 3 (one class offered)
Getting the Most out of Your Ancestry.com Subscription (presented by Ancestry.com)

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Class session 4 (one class offered)
Best Strategies for Searching Ancestry.com (presented by Ancestry.com)

 
 
Event Logistics 
Parking
Parking is included in the Family History Day 2010 registration cost. Registered attendees who park in one of the following parking garages will receive vouchers when they check in at the event.
 
Westin Copley Valet, located at 10 Huntington Ave
Copley Mall Self parking Garage, located at 110 Huntington Ave

Dining
There are a number of reasonably priced dining options at the Westin Copley Place as well as the Copley Mall (attached to the Westin).

Hotel Rooms
A limited number rooms are available at a discounted rate of $145 plus applicable taxes at the Westin Hotel, Copley Place for the evening of February 19.
Reservations can be made at this link:
http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=0912226480&key=3D74B

 
Questions? 
If you have any questions about Family History Day 2010 in Boston, please send an email to conferences@ancestry.com or education@nehgs.org.
 
Register today to attend the Family History Bay in Boston, sponsored by Ancestry.com and the New England Historic Genealogical Society
 
We hope to see you there!