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January 24, - January 30, 2009

US Army 2nd Lieutenant Kerry E. Kendall, daughter of John and Leslie Kendall of Cottage Street, received her Jump Wings as a graduate of the Airborne Training Center at Fort Benning, Georgia on January 29th.  Following graduation, Lt. Kendall has been assigned to the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Detachment with the 18th Airborne Corps, stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Kerry is a 2005 graduate of Assabet Valley Technical High School and is a 2009 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.

Leslie and John went to Fort Benning for the graduation.  Dad, John, got to pin her wings on her!!!!

 

 

2010

Veterans Mid-Winter Dinner

Commander John Wilson - American Legion Post 161

&

 Commander Steve Whynot - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3276 

Invite you to join us

Friday - February 19th - 2009

Doors Open at 6:00 PM

Dinner served at 6:30 PM

  Community House (Legion / VFW Headquarters )

*** $10.00 per person ***

Door Prizes and Raffles

Complimentary Wine

Dinner catered by our friends at the Fay School

Please respond by February 8th

(Seating is limited)

RSVP to:  Steve Whynot – 508-481-2359 or

sk1_Whynot@hotmail.com

Hope you’ll join us!!!!!

Freshman Forward Sarah Merchant lays up the go-ahead basket to put the Algonquin T-Hawks ahead 42-41 over arch-rivals Shrewsbury in action tonight.  With last night's win, the T-Hawks girls Varsity team has clinched a post-season berth.

DPW EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Town of Southborough Application for Employment

The Town of Southborough Department of Public Works (DPW) seeks applicants for DPW Executive Assistant. This employee will work under the general guidance of the Superintendent of Public Works and will provide administrative services to the DPW relating to all public works operations, functions and services as well as manage the DPW office.

Associates degree in accounting, business administration or related field required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience in a business setting a plus. Must be well versed in MS Office; have excellent interpersonal skills with people from varied backgrounds, education and experiences; must be proficient with numbers, have excellent financial computer skills including spread sheet and data processing applications in a business environment; and must be detail oriented. Hourly rate $18.62-$23.31 per hour with excellent employee benefits.

Send cover letter and resume to Vanessa Hale, Southborough Town House, 17 Common Street, Southborough, MA 01772 or to personnel@southboroughma.com Position open until filled. A detailed job description is available at the Public Works Office Monday through Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm or by calling the office (508) 485-1210 or via the town website at http://www.southboroughma.com/employment/DPW ExecAsst.htm
SOUTHBOROUGH POLICE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT
PART-TIME DISPATCHER

Application for Part-Time Dispatcher

The Town of Southborough Police Department is seeking qualified candidates for part-time dispatching positions. Must be willing to work all shifts inlcuding nights, weekends, and holidays. Position requires ability to multi-task and dispatch routine and emergency calls for police, fire, EMS, animal control. Must be at least 21 years of age, a high school graduate, a U.S. citizen, have a clean record and dependable transportation. Computer skills are required. Starting rate under the current Town Salary administration scale is $13.43/hr.

Applications are available at Southborough Police Dept.,19 Main St., Southborough, MA 01772 or downloaded from www.southboroughpd.com  Completed applications are to be submitted to Rick Mattioli, Admin. Assistant to the Chief, in a sealed envelope by February 12, 2010.

RMV Reminder Service - Powered by Sendza

Welcome to the Registry of Motor Vehicles newest customer convenience — safe electronic notification services that will help you remember to renew your MA driver’s license or MA ID.

With this free service you determine how the RMV reminds you by email, phone or text (SMS) message. The RMV has partnered with Sendza, an outside firm that will deliver your automatic reminder * at no cost to you or the Commonwealth.

To get started, you will need your Massachusetts license or MA ID number, date of birth, and your residential zip code so we can verify your information is in our database. The RMV will then transition you to the Sendza website where you will complete the process to subscribe to the reminder service. Sendza will ask you to select how you want to be notified—by email, phone or text message. You must then provide the appropriate email address or phone number. Sendza receives coded information that enables them to deliver your reminder, but never sees your personal information and cannot display or share it.

You can unsubscribe from the service, change your contact information or method of delivery at any time simply by following the prompts once you have entered the subscription page.

Please be sure to join the RMV Reminder Service at least 45 days before the expiration date on your license or ID. For each renewal period, you will receive only one reminder notice approximately 30 days prior to the pending expiration date.

Once again, no personal information is ever displayed.

Please note: Your license must be in good standing at the time renewal notices are sent. A reminder notice will not be sent if a license has been suspended or revoked because of an outstanding obligation. You may check the status of your license here.

* These notices will be sponsored by outside firms. The RMV does not endorse any company or product, including the sponsors of these reminder notices.

 

Annemarie's Dance Center of Ashland

So much to do, so many classes and they book fast.  Hooked on all the "Can you Dance" shows? Check out what Annemarie's Dance Center offers. Click here.

Adult Classes 2009-2010

Adult Hatha Yoga – ON GOING – drop in cost is $15.00 per class

Monday and/or Wednesday mornings 9:30 – 10:45a.m., Saturdays 7:30 – 8:45a.m.

Classes consist of traditional yoga poses that strengthen and stretch the mind and body. Students will learn through breathing techniques, simple guided meditation, as well as mindfulness throughout practice. All classes are structured in a way that beginners will be nurtured while more experienced students may be challenged. Class cards are available, drop-ins welcome and there is a discount for families that already take class at the studio. All classes are taught by Kristin Thompson, RYT.

Hip Hop Basics - NEW SESSION TO START IN JANUARY!

Tuesday afternoons 12:00 – 1:00

(8 week session running January 11 – March 9th)

This class is for adults with little or no dance experience. Hip hop basics will begin with a cardiovascular warm-up, strength training and end with a combination to keep your heart rate pumping. This class is taught by Chrissy Reynolds and subject to sufficient enrollment.

YEAR LONG CLASSES LISTED BELOW – CALL FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Adult Ballet

Thursday nights 7:45 – 8:45

This is a year long class for adults who have previous ballet training. This class is taught by Wendy Garland and subject to sufficient enrollment.

Adult Jazz/Hip Hop

Tuesday nights 8:00 – 9:00

This class is a year long class for adults with jazz and/or hip hop experience. This class will flip flop throughout the year between jazz technique and hip hop class. During jazz, adults will warm up, travel across the floor and learn a combination to be danced center. Hip hop class will consist of cardiovascular work-out, strength training and a hip hop combination. There is a possibility to perform at the end of the year recital if interested. This class is taught by Chrissy Reynolds and subject to sufficient enrollment.

Adult Tap

Monday nights 8:00 – 8:45

This class is a year long class for adults who have a basic knowledge of tap. There is a possibility to perform at the end of the year recital if interested. This class is taught by Annemarie Fairhurst and subject to sufficient enrollment.

Advanced Tap

Wednesday night 8:15 – 9:00

This class is a year-long class for adults who have studied tap for a number or years. Must have mastered basic tap steps like time steps, pull backs, riffs, turns, etc. There is a possibility to perform at the end of the year recital if interested. This class is taught by Wendy Garland and is subject to sufficient enrollment.

    

Guardian Angel Motorsports

To harness the power of the motorsports industry to raise money for children's charities.  The boys are at it again, the founders of guardian angel motorsports, bruce ledoux and david quinlan will be joined by drivers Dan Watkins, bob doyle & tommy sheehan in a race against man or machine in the rolex 24 hour in Daytona to raise money for children’s charities.  this year we have partnered up with  

Mission

To raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.

Awareness

FAAN works to build public awareness of food allergy through the media and through education, advocacy, and research efforts.

Education

FAAN staff conducts seminars and training sessions on food allergy and anaphylaxis for patients, school staff, government officials, health professionals, restaurant and industry leaders, and other policymakers.

Advocacy

FAAN works with policymakers on federal, state, and local initiatives in areas such as  food labeling, epinephrine availability, and management of food allergies in schools, camps, airlines, and restaurants.

Research

FAAN supports and participates in research studies that lead us to a better understanding of, and a cure for, food allergy and anaphylaxis, and that improves the quality of life of individuals managing these conditions.

Why Guardian angel motorsports chose faan

Driver Bruce Ledoux has been a member of FAAN for over 6 years.  His 6 year old son was diagnosed with severe food allergies at the young age of 3 months old.  He was allergic to peanuts, treenuts, finfish, shellfish, milk, egg and beef.  his daughter who never had food allergies until she was 7 years old, is now severely allergic to peanuts, treenuts, finfish, shellfish & sesame.  “Our familiy is not alone when it comes to having children with food allergies....there are more than 12 million in the united states....but often times you feel like you are.  there are a lot of anxieties families face with children with food allergies that most don’t understand.  traveling, eating out, visiting friends, starting school, etc. are all things to be excited about....but often times the stress over organizing a safe experience for our children negates the excitement.  Most experiences pose potential threats to our children if we don’t advocate and make sure that the environment is safe.  sounds simple...but often times it is not.  did you know that the fluoride that your child receives at the dentist contains treenuts?  not something most would ask....but for a child with a treenut allergy...this could result in a severe anaphylactic reaction.  There are things you can do to avoid falling into the anxiety trap. Education is essential — educate yourself, others in your life, and your children as they get older. This will reduce the risk of a dangerous reaction and help put you at ease. In addition, seek support and ways to relax, and try to turn your focus to the joys of life rather than its difficulties....and this is where FAAN plays a major roll in our life. 

Please help us support FAAN through our racing efforts at the Rolex 24 Hour race January 30-31, 2010.

https://donate.guardianangelmotorsports.com/

purchase guardian angel motorsports apparel http://www.hackerthreads.com/items.asp?Cc=GAM&CatMoveby=0&Nbm=&Pbm=&FromNav

Follow our blog at  http://www.bruceledoux.com/blog/

More information about  www.foodallergy.org

Race information http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Tickets-Events/Events/2010/Rolex-24/Rolex-24-At-Daytona.aspx

lastly, don’t forget to watch us on january 30-31 for live coverage of the race!

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

No Events Scheduled

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

          2010 February Vacation

 Algonquin Boys Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls

Tuesday - Friday    February 16th – 19th    9:00 am - Noon

     At

Algonquin Regional High School

For 3rd - 8th Grade Girls/Boys

Run by

Coach Chris Foy,

Algonquin Boys’ Varsity Head Coach

Program Features:

Fundamentals and skills development

1-1 and small group instruction by ARHS Coaching Staff and Boys Varsity players

Competitive game conditions (3x3, 5x5)

T-Shirt for each participant

A portion of this year’s camp proceeds will benefit a local charity. Space limited. Register today!

Camp Application

 

NAME_______________________________M___F__ GRADE IN SEPT 09_______________

ADDRESS______________________________________ TOWN_______________________

PHONE:___________­­__ AGE_____

Email: (Please print clearly)_______________________________________________________

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

 

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

 

TUITION: $100 registration    (Checks payable to ARHS Boys Basketball Boosters)

MAIL by February 10th TO:  Liz Speranzella, Boys Basketball Boosters Rep.

                                               7 Eastbrook Farm Lane

                                               Southborough, MA 01772

Any questions, contact Liz Speranzella at liz@primetimecommunities.com  or 508-654-0806

                                 or Coach Foy at chrisgf2@yahoo.com or 508-614-8596

Note any impairment which may affect your child’s participation_____________________

 

(right click, copy and paste into a word program for slip)

Tumble with the T-hawks

WHAT: Gymnastics camp

run by the Algonquin gymnastics team and

coaches

WHO: boys and girls grades 2 thru 5

WHERE: ARHS Gymnastics Gym

WHEN: February 16th , 17th and 18th 9am-11am

February 19th - Gym Show - 9am-10am

Come learn new gymnastics skills or perfect old ones with the high school gymnastics

team and coaches. You can soar over the vault, swing on the bars, balance on the

beam and flip on the floor!! Guaranteed fun!!!

************************************************************************

Camp Application

NAME___________________________ ___________________________ M___ F____

ADDRESS__________________________________

TOWN_______________________

PHONE:_______________________

Email: (Please print clearly)___________________________________________________

GRADE IN SEPT09____________ T-shirt size ________________

I, Parent/Guardian agree, by enrolling my son/daughter, that he/she is physically and mentally able to participate in all of

the Camp’s activities. In case of medical emergency and I cannot be reached, I hereby give permission to the physician

selected by the staff to hospitalize and secure medical treatment for the child. I understand that my medical insurance is

expected to cover my child for injuries. I agree not to hold the ARHS Basketball Camp, its management and staff, and/or

ARHS, its management and staff, responsible for any athletic, dental, or bodily injury that may occur to my son/daughter

while attending Camp. I realize and acknowledge that ARHS is not sponsoring this Basketball Camp.

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

TUITION: $75 registration (Checks payable to ARHS Gymnastics Boosters)

MAIL by February 10th TO: Mary Ellen Duggan (Gymnastics Booster Rep).

47 Fisher St

Northborough, MA 01532

Any questions, contact Mary Ellen Duggan – medmadred@yahoo.com

508-393-1819 or 774-258-1500

Please make note anything which may affect your child’s participation__________

_____________________________________________________________________

Snow Squalls

Last night travelers were pelted with high winds bringing in horizontal snow squalls at a rapid pace and creating blinding snowstorm like conditions around the roads in town.  It also brought in a much colder air mass.  Can't see too much in the photos and that's just what it was like if you were out driving.

Wind Chill Advisory

January 29, 2010 - Wind and cold for today and tonight into tomorrow.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM EST SATURDAY. WIND CHILLS WILL DROP TO 15 TO 20 BELOW ZERO OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING AS ARCTIC AIR CONTINUES TO MOVE THROUGH SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WITH GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN THE WIND CHILL INDEX IS LIKELY TO REACH -15 TO -24 DEGREES FOR AT LEAST 3 HOURS. FROSTBITE CAN DEVELOP IN JUST 30 MINUTES WITH A WIND CHILL INDEX OF -20. IF YOU ARE HEADING OUTDOORS...DRESS IN LAYERS AND WEAR A HAT AND GLOVES.

Senior Scene

A Public Performance of the UNIMA Award-winning production
"A Woodland Cinderella" by Deborah Costine
at Amazing Things Arts Center, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2010~ AT 2:00
160 Hollis Street The Amazing Firehouse
Framingham, MA
508.405.ARTS
http://www.amazingthings.org
$8.00
ages 3 and up.

 

Project Smile
JANUARY 2010 news | www.projectsmile.org
ROJECT SMILE

The 2010 Project Smile calendar is now available!

The calendar is one of Project Smile’s largest fundraisers of the year and is only a $10 donation.  To purchase, please click here or call 508.634.0203.

 

Have you joined us on Facebook yet?

Please join our Project Smile Facebook Page. This is a great way to stay updated on all the wonderful things happening at Project Smile.  The link is available on our homepage, www.projectsmile.org
 


 

Recycle Your Old Electronics and Support Project Smile for Free!

Do you have old computers, laptops, cell phones, digital cameras or other electronics at home that you’re no longer using? Would you like to recycle them without having to pay a fee AND support Project Smile? Then check out our new partnership and gadget drive with Gazelle.Com.

A gadget drive is a new way to fundraise that turns your used electronics (laptops, cell phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, and more) into cash to support a cause. Contributing to the drive for Project Smile is simple. Just visit the drive webpage at http://projectsmile.gazelle.com, find the value of the gadgets you would like to donate, and send them to Gazelle (shipping is free!). The value will go to directly to supporting our efforts to help children who are victims of traumatic events.  

To find out more about Gazelle and to donate your old items, please go
to: http://projectsmile.gazelle.com

You will receive a confirmation of your donation by email, and Project Smile will be notified as soon as you make your donation. We would love your support, so check out Gazelle today!

Brown Foundation Donates $3,000

The Brown Foundation has awarded Project Smile a $3,000 grant in their 4th year of continued support of the work of Project Smile. The grant will support Project Smile’s efforts to help children in the local community as well as helping Project smile to expand their service and reach more children who are victims of traumatic events.
 
 “It is wonderful to have the continued generous support of the Brown Foundation.” said Catherine Pisacane, Project Smile’s Executive Director. “Their donation will go to great use in all aspects of Project Smile.”
200 Foundation Donates $1,000

The 200 Foundation has awarded Project Smile a $1,000 grant. It is the Brown Foundation’s 3rd year of continued support of the work of Project Smile. The grant will support Project Smile’s efforts to help children in the local community. 

 “Ongoing support from organizations such as the 200 Foundation are very important to us and we really appreciate their support of our work.” Said Catherine Pisacane.

Use Your Credit Card to Support Project Smile

Supporting Project Smile just became easier!  Project Smile is happy to announce our partnership with Capital One in their Capital One Card Lab Connect program.  Capital One Card Lab Connect is a free credit card fundraising program that offers an easy way to raise money for a cause.  With it, customized credit cards are created that supporters use to automatically contribute money through their everyday purchases without spending extra money.  Get all of the competitive credit card benefits you want as well as a simple way to support Project Smile.

This Capital One Visa Platinum card has:

  • No Annual Fee
  • Low Introductory Purchase Rates
  • Custom card designs - show support and help spread the word
  • 1% of every purchase automatically donated to our organization

For more information on this credit card program or how to apply in order to support Project Smile, please go to https://www.cardlabconnect.com/Project Smile

 

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Jan. 30
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ COACHES INVITATIONAL @ REGGIE LEWIS   9:30AM
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ COACHES INVITATIONAL @ REGGIE LEWIS   9:30AM
 Boys Varsity Wrestling @ @MARLBOROUGH, SH, NBRIDGE, WORC VOC. High School 10:00AM
 Girls Varsity Gymnastics VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 12:00PM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey VS Gardner High School New England 6:10PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS North Middlesex H S Northstar Rink 8:10PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Jan. 30
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Murdock High School   12:10PM

Cross Country Ski - Canceled due to lack of snow

Date: Saturday January 30, Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Memorial Forest, Sudbury
Leader/Speaker: SVT Land Protection Specialist Susan Crane
This program has been canceled due to the lack of snow.
A Winter's Frosting

January 28, 2010 - Winter blew back in with a vengeance today.  Quick snow squalls and windy conditions moving in some cold weather.  There is a wind advisory out for tonight and into early tomorrow morning.

Wind advisory in effect until 5 am est. Friday. The NWS in taunton has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect until 5 am est. Friday.  West winds will average 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph behind an arctic cold front tonight. It will remain windy on Friday with speeds gradually diminishing later in the day. 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. 28, 2010
http://spaceweather.com

FULL MOON AND MARS:  Friday night's full Moon is the biggest and brightest full Moon of the year.  It's a "perigee Moon," as much as 14% wider and 30% brighter than other full Moons you'll see later in 2010.  But that's not all.  Mars is having a close encounter with Earth, and on Friday night, Jan. 29th, it will join the Moon for an all-night-long conjunction. Don't miss it! Sky maps and images may be found at http://spaceweather.com.

FLYBY ALERT:  NASA is preparing to launch space shuttle Endeavour on Feb. 7th.  It's the last night launch of the shuttle program and it kicks off a 13-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS). You can follow the ISS and Endeavour as they streak across the night sky using our new Satellite Flybys app for the iPhone or iPod Touch.  Details at http://simpleflybys.com.

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog

Sparkles has been busy.  Her book Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog has just been previewed at the blog "Because I Said So".   Click Here

Sparkles also has new coloring pages.

Sparkles has been in many magazines and story articles since being in Southborough. Yet she and Dayna still remember all the great boys and girls from Southborough that they met during their stay.  They say stay tuned for the book Sparkles Goes to Boston.  They are still completing the finishing touches on the book.

Click here to find out what Sparkles has been up to.

Algonquin Regional High School Upcoming Events

Schedule for 1/25-1/29

1/27 Algonquin Idol, 7:00 pm

1/29 End of Term 2

2/1, 2/2 MCAS Biology Retest

2/1 8th Grade Course Selection Night, 7pm

2/9 Winter Instrumental Concert, 7:30pm

2/11 Battle of the Bands, 7:00pm

2/15-2/19 February Vacation

2/22 Students Return

3/1, 3/2 MCAS - ELA Composition Retest

3/2 Chorus Concert, 7:30 pm

3/3 MCAS - ELA Reading Comp. Retest

3/4, 3/5 MCAS - Math Retest

3/5 College Planning Brkfst Jrs/Parents, 7am

3/23, 3/24, 3/25  MCAS ELA

5/17, 5/18  MCAS Math

6/2, 6/3  MCAS Science

 

Neary Drama Club

Presents

Saturday, February 6th 7:30pm

&

Sunday, February 7th 2:00pm

Trottier Middle School

Auditorium

Tickets $5.00 at the door

January 28, 2010 - An old MDC sign.  The MDC merged with the Department of Environmental Management several years ago and became the Department of Conservation and Recreation.  They control the lands around the reservoir while the Massachusetts Water Resources Agency maintained the water management.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Jan. 29
 Boys JV Basketball @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Shrewsbury High School   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Everett High School Veteran 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Shrewsbury High School   4:45PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Shrewsbury High School   5:30PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball @ Shrewsbury High School   6:00PM
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ QUAD-ARHS/WACH/WESTBORO/BROM Atkinson Pool 6:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Shrewsbury High School   7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Jan. 29
 Boys Freshman Basketball VS **Postponed To 2/5/2010 - Keefe Technical High Scho Gym 3:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   5:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Keefe Technical High Scho Gym 5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Keefe Technical High Scho Gym 7:00PM

SNOWSHOE CLINIC

 

Sponsored by Southborough Open Land Foundation (SOLF) and Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS).

 

Saturday, February 13th  2010 from Noon - 2:00 PM

 

Chestnut Hill Farm, Chestnut Hill Road

 

v  Limited to 10  participants.

v   EMS will provide the snowshoes and lead a walk.  

v  This is for beginning snowshoers.

v  Must be 8 or older to participate.  

v  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

v  You must wear waterproof boots and winter pants - no cotton or jeans.  

v  Bring water.

Respond to Sally.Watters@solf.org by if interested. Registration is required and limited to the first 10  responders.  When responding please indicate the weight  range of all participants to ensure the proper size snowshoe is available: Up to 80 pounds, 80  to 200 pounds, over 200 pounds. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn to snowshoe as well as to see the lovely Chestnut Hill Farm Property that SOLF, SVT, and the Town of Southborough helped to preserve by purchasing a conservation restriction on 109 acres of rolling farmland.

Tumble with the T-hawks

WHAT: Gymnastics camp

run by the Algonquin gymnastics team and

coaches

WHO: boys and girls grades 2 thru 5

WHERE: ARHS Gymnastics Gym

WHEN: February 16th , 17th and 18th 9am-11am

February 19th - Gym Show - 9am-10am

Come learn new gymnastics skills or perfect old ones with the high school gymnastics

team and coaches. You can soar over the vault, swing on the bars, balance on the

beam and flip on the floor!! Guaranteed fun!!!

************************************************************************

Camp Application

NAME___________________________ ___________________________ M___ F____

ADDRESS__________________________________

TOWN_______________________

PHONE:_______________________

Email: (Please print clearly)___________________________________________________

GRADE IN SEPT09____________ T-shirt size ________________

I, Parent/Guardian agree, by enrolling my son/daughter, that he/she is physically and mentally able to participate in all of

the Camp’s activities. In case of medical emergency and I cannot be reached, I hereby give permission to the physician

selected by the staff to hospitalize and secure medical treatment for the child. I understand that my medical insurance is

expected to cover my child for injuries. I agree not to hold the ARHS Basketball Camp, its management and staff, and/or

ARHS, its management and staff, responsible for any athletic, dental, or bodily injury that may occur to my son/daughter

while attending Camp. I realize and acknowledge that ARHS is not sponsoring this Basketball Camp.

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

TUITION: $75 registration (Checks payable to ARHS Gymnastics Boosters)

MAIL by February 10th TO: Mary Ellen Duggan (Gymnastics Booster Rep).

47 Fisher St

Northborough, MA 01532

Any questions, contact Mary Ellen Duggan – medmadred@yahoo.com

508-393-1819 or 774-258-1500

Please make note anything which may affect your child’s participation__________

_____________________________________________________________________

Trottier Basketball

January 27, 2010 - The Trottier Mascot the Ram provides support for the team.

Peace and War

January 27, 2010 - A contrast in beauty.  The captured cannon sits in snow while Pilgrim church and deep blue skies fill the background.  Here is a little history on the cannon.  

One of Southborough’s major memorials is the Cannon on the Common. It is a Krupp Howitzer 155mm”short barrel” cannon “used to fire projectiles at medium velocity, and with relatively high trajectories”. It was captured from the Germans in World War I (1918) by American Soldiers. In 1919 it was donated to the Town of Southborough’s Bagley-Fay American Legion post. It was placed at the east end of the Common and dedicated “in memory of all World War I veterans.” In 1969 when the 20th Century Wars Memorial was erected, the Cannon was moved to it’s present location at the opposite end of the Common.

Restoration work was done in 1991 by Roland Currier, R. E. Jarvic Co., Ted’s of Fayville and the Southborough Highway Department.

In the fall of 2002 a major restoration project of the cannon was headed by Southborough Veteran Peter Phaneuf. Decaying wheel parts were replaced with white Oak, and a stand was constructed and mounted on a granite and concrete base to keep the wheels off the ground. The entire gun was sandblasted and painted. Contributing members of the project were Adam Phaneuf, Fred Mabardy of Southborough. Veterans John F. McEntegart of Framingham, William Clewes of Southborough and Department of Public Works staff members James Harding, Richard Rock and Mike Nelson.

More Pinewood Derby Photos

January 27, 2010 - Scouts and dads from Bear Den 4 hold up the race cars that ran in the derby Saturday.

Political Scene

President Obama's speech click here

Massachusetts State of the State Speech Click here

 FY2011 State Budget begins click here

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Powerball sales to begin Sunday in Massachusetts

Arrival of second multi-state game to raise $25 million for local aid

BRAINTREE, January 27, 2010 – As part of the largest agreement in U.S. lottery history, the Massachusetts State Lottery will begin selling tickets for Powerball, the multi-state, high jackpot game at its 7,500 agents across the Commonwealth on Sunday.

Powerball will likely increase Massachusetts Lottery sales about $50 million annually and generate about $25 million in new profits each year. The arrival of the new game is also expected to bring in an additional $10 million to $12 million in Lottery profits this fiscal year.

“This is a significant boost for local aid and our 351 cities and towns,” said Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill, who chairs the Lottery Commission. “After months of intense negotiations, we have been able to deliver new excitement for Lottery players and more revenue for our communities.”

Thirty-three state lotteries, representing a combined population of 199 million people and 147,000 agents, will be offering both Mega Millions and Powerball under the new agreement. The market for these games has the potential to expand to 45 state lotteries, representing 291 million Americans and 182,000 retail outlets.

Millions of additional Powerball and Mega Millions players are expected to dramatically increase the frequency of gigantic Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots. Those jackpots often exceed $100 million and have approached $400 million. (See attached list). Since the inception of the games, Powerball and Mega Millions have raised about $17.6 billion for education, public safety and other essential municipal services throughout the U.S.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring our players another opportunity to win huge jackpots,” Executive Director Mark Cavanagh said. “Players will have more chances to win and jackpots will grow more rapidly than ever before. With more people playing, there will be more winners and more prizes than ever before.”
 

Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. at Universal Studios in Orlando. The drawings will be aired locally by WCVB-TV Channel 5.

Come and celebrate Valentine's Day with the Steeple Coffeehouse on February 13th when we welcome Maura Kennedy and Meg Hutchinson.  The doors open at 7pm.  Tix are $14/$11 in advance and $17/$14 at the door.

Meg Hutchinson was raised in the small town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts by English teachers, so it is no surprise that she is a writer with an uncanny perceptiveness about the natural world and the human condition. Growing up in the Berkshire Mountains, the woods and ponds were her childhood muses, as were the songwriters she listened to, like Greg Brown and Joni Mitchell. When she inherited her grandmother’s 1957 Martin guitar at age eleven, her love of words found an inspiring instrument, and there was no turning back. “Songwriting is not something I chose, I’ve just somehow always known that this is what I love to do. This is what I can’t help but do,” she says.
Although only 29 years old, Hutchinson has garnered much critical attention for her unique alto vocals and resonating, razor-sharp lyrics, and her sophisticated folk/pop songwriting has endeared her to such acclaimed songwriters as Susan Werner, John Gorka and Catie Curtis, folk greats with whom she will be touring in support of her new album on Red House Records Come Up Full.

Teaming up again with Crit Harmon, Hutchinson recorded her Red House debut Come Up Full over the course of more than a year in Boston. Combining her raw storytelling folk style with tasteful, intimate production, the album showcases her sweet, earthy vocals that have been the hallmark of her music. Spanish-style guitar fills and light organ parts create a radio-friendly record that is wistful and warm.

 

On her first "solo" venture, Maura Kennedy unleashes her better pop angels and her most tormenting demons on "Parade of Echoes," a near-Spectorian symphony of ebullient/anguished ruminations on any True Lover's worst fears, denials and fervent hopes.

Kennedy's classic rock-ability has never been better presented: To paraphrase The Bob, Maura's tough'n'tender vocal delivery has a smoky, full-bodied punch that's "just like a woman's, yet it breaks just like a little girl's."

Such unguarded, soulful exposition serves her spectacularly well on this sonically expansive, lyrically claustrophobic emotional rollercoaster that -- but for the closing, Patsy Cline-flavored coda co-written with Pete -- is all Maura's, all the time.

Few women in popular music have ever ventured into the push-pull of failed romance/betrayal with the righteous, self-aware presence exhibited at every measure herein; the crap has hit the fan, she gets it and manages to move on while still clearly in possession of her quiet, inner-sense of self and leaving the door open for mature, if bruised, reconciliation.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Jan. 28
 Coed Varsity Ski @ GS RACE Ski Ward 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Gymnastics VS Acton-Boxborough Regional HS Algonquin 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Friday Jan. 29
 Boys Freshman Basketball VS **Postponed To 2/5/2010 - Keefe Technical High Scho Gym 3:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   5:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Keefe Technical High Scho Gym 5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Keefe Technical High Scho Gym 7:00PM

Tickets Now Available for SVT’s Annual Benefit, the “Olympic Gala”

You are invited to join SVT on Saturday February 27, 2010 for a fun-filled evening at the Sheraton in Framingham as we host our XVI Annual Benefit.  Every year, SVT’s benefit features a different theme, and this year, we will be celebrating, along with the community of nations, at the “Olympic Gala.”

The evening’s festivities will include cocktails & hors d’oeuvres, dining and dancing, and a silent auction with a wide variety of offerings, many showcasing the talents of our membership.  In keeping with the “Olympic Gala” theme, Olympic or nationality inspired attire is encouraged.

Please join with friends, old and new, for this evening of frivolity and camaraderie, as you demonstrate your support of conservation and the SVT mission. Together we can continue to preserve the strategically significant and beautiful lands of our area.

For more information, or to inquire about attendance, auction donations, corporate sponsorship, or hosting a table, please contact Director of Membership Michael Sanders, 978-443-5588, x11, msanders@svtweb.org or Office Manager Nancy Hallen, 978-443-5588, x10, nhallen@svtweb.org.

Additional details may also be found at:  www.svtweb.org/benefit.

Fire Ball Committee Presents Check

January 26, 2010 - The Fire Ball Committee presented their check for over $83,000 to the Southborough Selectmen at tonight's meeting.  The check was gladly accepted by the town and will be used toward the purchase of the new Quint fire apparatus that will replace the out of commission ladder truck 26. (photos courtesy of the SFD)

Two injured in vehicle crash at Marlborough & Acre Bridge Roads

January 26, 2010 - Two drivers were injured in a vehicle collision shortly after 6:00 PM at Marlborough and Acre Bridge Roads on January 26, 2010.

Simultaneous 9-1-1 calls were received for an allergic reaction on Newton Street, and for the vehicle crash. Two of the four on-duty personnel responded in Ambulance 28 to Newton Street. Two others responded to the vehicle crash. Off-duty and on-call personnel were recalled as well as a mutual aid ambulance from Marlborough.

The two drivers were transported to Marlborough Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, one in Ambulance 29, the other in the Marlborough Ambulance.

The Arts Center at Southborough Presents:

Marjorie Kaye - Organic Crystallization

and

George Shaw: Photography

January 31 – February 21

Opening Reception:  Sunday, January 31st 2 – 4 PM

 Gallery Hours:

Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 4 PM self-guided

Saturdays & Sundays 1 – 4 PM with Docent

We are pleased to present Marjorie Kaye and George Shaw of Cambridge, MA exhibiting their two-person show at the Arts Center of Southborough. 

From an exploration of the mandala form that has been her primary focus for 20 years has emerged a new body of paintings and drawings.  The infinitesimal capture of painstaking detail has begun to transform into a purity of action and gesture.  What has been the inner focus of geometric sequence has become a relatively non-linear study in the content of expressive direction.  The surface in the mandala-based drawings was divided and sub-divided, creating a depth, embarking on the dissection of matter at the particle level.  As this work was intensely focused, the present gestural paintings are a natural succession to this action, an implosion of energy.  The focus on process has become the active measurement of progression.  A moment in time is transient; existing however, almost radically in the entirety, recognizable as memory.  It is as a ghost of itself, providing waves of light, trails of suggestion.  In my work I seek to provide a clue to the components of action and energetic expression.

George Shaw is an artist residing in Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduating with honors from Massachusetts College of Art in 1983 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting in 1983.  His work had begun to take on sculptural, 3-dimensional characteristics at this time, investigating structure and its relationship to unformed space.   His 2 and 3-dimensional work led to the discovery of photography.  Taken by the ability to capture a moment in time, he realized that he could utilize the camera to catch the ethereal within the real.  This is mirrored in his recent series of graven images, as an attempt to catch the dialogue between the relationship of the present to the past and the future.  The images came about serendipitously, and the process became based on the reflections and double images produced as he focused on objects inside various mausoleums.

Join us for Family Art Days!
February 7th,  1pm-3pm (Super Bowl Sunday, yes, but think Valentines!)
March 7th,  2pm-4pm

Take the afternoon and bring your children (grand children, neighbors kids or a friend) and stop by for a few hours of fun.

Suggested donation is $10 a family. No registration required.

Stop in any time in the 2 hr window to get creative, all ages are welcome. Supplies will be ready to go and an instructor to answer any questions.

 

Graduate Equivalency Diploma Classes at Assabet Valley Technical High School

Individuals interested in obtaining a Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) should register on Feb. 2nd at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. You must bring a photo ID, a money order for $65 made out to Assabet Valley (no cash or checks accepted), and, if you are between 16 and 18 years old, a letter from your high school stating the date of withdrawal.

The GED test will be given at Assabet Valley on Feb. 23, 24 and 25. You must be present all three nights. The next registration will be March 2nd, for the test being given on March 16, 17, and 18. For more information, call Andrea Cronin at 508-485-9430, ext. 1216.

(Pictured L to R) Joshua Fenton ’87, Rev. LaMacchia, Wendell Fenton ’57, and John Warren (Head of School)

Last week at St. Mark’s School, Rev. James LaMacchia was installed as the new holder of the Martin Fenton Sr. Chair in Humanities.  Rev. LaMacchia is the second St. Mark’s faculty member to hold this distinguished endowed chair that was founded by the family and friends of Martin Fenton Sr. in the spring of 1999 to celebrate Martin’s life and recognize his belief in the importance of a strong humanities education.

Martin Fenton Sr. graduated from St. Mark’s School in 1925.  He was a founding partner of Laird & Company, an investment banking and brokerage firm.  Martin Fenton Sr. passed away in 1982.  His son, Wendell Fenton of Wilmington, DE, will be speaking on behalf of the Fenton family at the installation.  For more information on the installation, scroll down this page to Friday the 22.

Business News

Double-Take Software to Announce Fourth Quarter and Year End 2009 Financial Results on Wednesday, February 3, 2010

SOUTHBOROUGH Double-Take Software will report financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009 following the market close on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 and will host a conference call to discuss these results at 4:30 p.m. EST. The public is invited to listen to a live web cast of the conference call on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.doubletake.com.

A replay of the web cast will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.doubletake.com approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for 90 calendar days. An audio replay of the conference call will also be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The audio replay will be available until Monday, February 8, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. EST and can be accessed by dialing 888-203-1112 (U.S. and Canada) or 719-457-0820 (international) and entering replay access code 6210413.

PROTONEX AWARDED $1.85 MILLION CONTRACT TO DEVELOP DEPLOYABLE

PORTABLE BATTERY CHARGER / APU SYSTEMS

 Protonex Technology Corporation a leading provider of advanced fuel cell power systems today announces that, as anticipated in its results announcement of 13 January 2010, it has received a $1.85 million contract award from the U.S. Army CECOM, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to develop and deliver advanced portable battery charger / APU fuel cell systems. This contract award also includes three option phases which, if awarded, could increase the total value of this contract to $6.4 million and could include delivery of over 100 production units. Under the terms of this five-month, phase one program, Protonex will develop the next-generation of its existing M250-CX platform by increasing its power output, integrating additional battery management and charging capabilities, reducing overall size and weight, and further ruggedizing the system for field use. At the conclusion of the phase one program, Protonex is expected to deliver multiple portable battery charger/APU systems to the U.S. Army for further testing and field use. Development of a next-generation system based on the existing 250-watt platform will provide the military with lightweight, extremely quiet and fuel efficient power systems that can be used as portable field battery chargers or auxiliary power units (APUs). Use of the M250-CX could enable new mission scenarios and allow a switch to rechargeable batteries in the field, thereby reducing overall weight and saving significantly on the hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually on non-rechargeable batteries in the field by the US Department of Defense.

Commenting on the contract, Scott Pearson, Chief Executive of Protonex said: “With this significant award, our development work on the M250 platform of products has been supported to date by a total of $9.6 million in contracts from the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Defense. This contract represents continuing support from our military customers and validates the need for alternative power solutions for U.S. soldiers in the field where batteries and generators fail to provide acceptable performance.” “In addition, the potential follow-on funding contemplated by the three program options could pave the way to low volume procurement of the M250-CX systems within the U.S. Army and other military and government agencies.”

Protonex’ M250-CX system is a lightweight, 250-watt portable power system designed to meet the stringent demands of a wide range of military battery charging and auxiliary power unit applications. The unique design combines advances in fuel cell energy conversion and battery charging technology into one complete product solution to provide military battery charging and 28V auxiliary power with extremely low weight, noise, and thermal signature.

UMass Memorial Health Care First System with Multiple Winners of Betsy Lehman Award

Two hospitals within the UMass Memorial Health Care system each received the 2009 Betsy Lehman Patient Safety Recognition Award from the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety and Medical Error Reduction, a program established under the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and housed within the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. UMass Memorial Medical Center and Marlborough Hospital were this year's sole winners. Both hospitals were recognized for their efforts in reducing health care-associated infections while also promoting a culture of safety throughout their institutions. Additionally, Certificates of Merit were awarded to three other hospitals.

The Betsy Lehman Patient Safety Recognition Award was established in 2005 to recognize leadership and innovation in patient safety including public awareness, education and promotion of systems-based solutions through the implementation of best practices.

Marlborough Hospital
At Marlborough Hospital, an interdisciplinary task force of physicians, nurses, managers, and members of the quality, infection control and radiology departments worked diligently evaluating processes, policies and equipment to integrate a series of health care "best practices" to completely eliminate central line blood stream infections in hospitalized patients. For the past 13 months, there were no central line infections at the hospital. The hospital also adopted innovative programs to ensure high levels of compliance on critical efforts such as increasing hand hygiene compliance, improving inpatient pneumococcal and influenza vaccination rates, and distribution of appropriate antibiotics to prevent pneumonia in intensive care unit patients.

"We are honored to receive the distinguished Betsy Lehman award," said John Polanowicz, CEO and president of Marlborough Hospital. "We are a community hospital where many talented, highly skilled and compassionate clinical leaders are committed to outstanding quality and safety outcomes for our patients. I thank everyone for their great work and know this will propel us forward to even greater achievements."

UMass Memorial Medical Center
UMass Memorial Medical Center's award was presented in recognition of the Division of Cardiac Surgery's accomplishments in building a culture of safety, reducing health care associated infections, enhancing data monitoring resulting in implementation of evidence-based best practices, and focusing on innovative system-based solutions to support ongoing improvement in quality and patient safety. The division has consistently demonstrated lower mortality and infection rates than the state average, and has maintained zero percent incidences of postoperative mediastinitis, a life-threatening health care-associated infection, since 2007.

"By focusing on safety, data and communication, we have established a vision of zero tolerance to any outcome that does not put patient safety first," said Stanley Tam, MD, chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

"Our cardiac surgery team has been recognized as one of the best in the nation and our whole Medical Center continues to set the bar for excellence in quality outcomes and patient safety," said Walter Ettinger, president of UMass Memorial Medical Center.

This year marks the first occasion that the primary award winners were members of the same health care system. "We are extremely proud to be recognized by the Betsy Lehman Center," said John O'Brien, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care. "Improving quality, safety and the patient experience is paramount throughout the hospitals and physician practices of our system. I thank and congratulate everyone associated with these programs which make such a positive impact to our patients."

About the Betsy Lehman Center
The Betsy Lehman Center was formed in 2002, with the goal of improving patient safety and reducing medical errors through coordinating state agency initiatives, promoting ongoing collaboration between the public and private sectors, coordinating state and federal safety programs, and promoting patient safety through educating both health care providers and patients. The center is named for Betsy Lehman, a Boston Globe reporter who died in 1994 as the result of a chemotherapy overdose. Go to www.mass.gov/dph/betsylehman for more information.

Kuchnir Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

Dr. Louis Kuchnir founded Kuchnir Dermatology in 2001 after completing residency at the University of Massachusetts. In September 2009, he was elected president of the Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Kuchnir is on faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at Harvard University and went to college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

Kuchnir Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery is an academically affiliated private practice. It was founded to provide expert dermatologic care for patients in the suburbs west of Boston. The central mission of the practice will always be to provide excellent dermatologic consultation for the benefit of this community.

Prompt access for patients is a long-term commitment. We strive to make routine appointments available within two weeks. Same-day and urgent appointments are scheduled at each referring physician's discretion.

Our dermatologists work closely with primary care physicians, other specialists, and subspecialized dermatologists to ensure teamwork and continuity of care. Each of our clinicians is an expert in diagnosis as well as medical and surgical treatment of all diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. We often perform diagnostic testing on skin in the office at the same visit. When necessary, we can conveniently arrange for prompt surgical treatment, including Mohs micrographic surgery.

The academic mission of the practice exposes our medical students and residents to the scientific and practical field of modern dermatology. Our dermatologists also give several lectures each year to enhance the dermatology component of our medicine and pediatric training programs. Our dermatologists have contributed over twenty-five years as faculty at the Umass, Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools.

Our dermatologists are available for inpatient and emergency consultation at Marlborough Hospital, Milford Regional Medical Center, MetroWest Medical Center, Emerson Hospital and at each campus of the UMassMemorial Medical Center.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Jan. 27
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ Worcester Worcester Boys 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Medford High School LeConte 5:00PM
 Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Milford High School Click for directions   6:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Friday Jan. 29
 Boys Freshman Basketball VS **Postponed To 2/5/2010 - Keefe Technical High Scho Gym 3:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   5:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Keefe Technical High Scho Gym 5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Keefe Technical High Scho Gym 7:00PM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 3-ranked University of Michigan men's gymnastics team avenged last year's loss to Penn State with an easy win on Sunday (Jan. 24), 355.650 to 344.750, at home in Cliff Keen Arena. U-M was led by juniors Thomas Kelley (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) and Chris Cameron (Winter Haven, Fla./Lake Region), who combined for three individual event titles and the all-around. The Big Ten Network was on hand for the event, which is scheduled to air next Saturday (Jan 30) at noon.

The Wolverines started strongly on the floor exercise, posting a 59.300 total score. Freshman Rohan Sebastian (Oklahoma City, Okla./Bishop McGuinness Catholic), in his first competitive performance in Cliff Keen, recorded a 14.500 along with Cameron's 15.400 winning score. Cameron's trademark Thomas flair sequence amazed the audience of nearly 700 inside Cliff Keen. With its performance on the floor, Michigan jumped out to a nearly three-point lead and never looked back.

In the second rotation, U-M placed three athletes, Cameron and seniors David Chan (Singapore, Singapore/New Hale) and Mel Anton Santander (Southborough, Mass./Algonquin Regional), in the top five on the pommel horse, stretching its lead to nearly five points. Michigan's 59.000 total was a nearly two-point improvement from the team's total at last week's Windy City Invitational. Santander was nearly flawless, recording a career best (14.950), and earned the year's first Newt Loken Outstanding Performance Award.

On the rings, the Wolverines put the memory of the miscues from last week aside, sticking the same dismounts that cost them a chance at the Windy City title. Kelley led the way, nailing the front double pike dismount that he missed last weekend to take first place on the rings with a career-best 15.200.

The Wolverines continued to coast on vault. Michigan again placed three athletes in the top five, posting a 62.550 total behind Chan's signature double front vault (15.800), senior Kent Caldwell (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin), who added a full twist to his effort from the team's season opener (15.750), and a nearly stuck effort from Sebastian (15.700).

In rotation five, Cameron and Santander turned in matching scores of 14.55 to lead Michigan to another season high on the parallel bars with a total of 57.300, extending U-M's lead to nearly 10 points going into the final rotation.

The final rotation moved Michigan to the high bar, the only event on which U-M did not set a season high. Kelley soared on three release moves to lead a Michigan sweep of the event, scoring a 14.700, followed closely behind the career-best effort (14.65) of junior Ben Baldus-Strauss (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South). Santander rounded out the top three.

The Wolverines are back in action next week in Iowa City, Iowa, against Iowa, currently ranked No. 8, on Saturday (Jan 30) at 7 p.m. CST.

Rolling Brook

January 25, 2010 - The brook roars under Northboro Road and into the MWRA Aqueduct system while a fog eating snow reduces the amount of snow on the ground.

Want to Make a Difference in Southborough?

2010 POLITICAL CALENDAR

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING . . . MONDAY, April 12, 2010 Time: 7pm

Held at the P. Brent Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road

If there is a 2nd night, it will start at 7:30pm the next night, TUE, April 13th

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION MONDAY, May 10, 2010 Time: 8am – 8pm

PRECINCT ONE: Albert S. Woodward Memorial School . . . . . . 28 Cordaville Road

PRECINCT TWO: P. Brent Trottier Middle School . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Parkerville Road

PRECINCT THREE: Mary Finn School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Richards Road

Nomination Papers Available

in the Town Clerk’s Office for the Annual Town Election Starting:

Monday, January 11, 2010 Need 44 Signatures of Registered Voters

Last Day and Hour to Obtain Nomination Papers for the Annual Town Election at the Town Clerk’s Office:

Friday, March 19, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Last Day and Hour to File Nomination Papers for the Annual Town Election with the Board of Registrars at the Town Clerk’s Office:

Monday, March 22, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Last Day and Hour to Register to Vote for the Annual Town Election and the Annual Town Meeting at the Town Clerk’s Office:

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Last Day and Hour for the Board of Registrars to File Nomination Papers with the Town Clerk for the Annual Town Election:

Monday, April 5, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Last Day and Hour to Withdraw Nomination Papers for the Annual Town Election at the Town Clerk’s Office:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Also if you don't want to run for an office there are plenty of volunteer opportunities.

                              Committee                      Vacancies                            Term                                    

Board of Health 1 Until May election
Capital Budget Committee 2 3 years
Fence Viewer 1 1 year
Field Driver 1 1 year
Historical Commission 3 3 years
Municipal Facilities Committee 2 1 year
Open Space Preservation Commission 2 5 years
Phase II Stormwater Committee 2 1 year
Recycling Committee 2 1 year
Southborough Housing Opportunity Partnership Committee (SHOPC) 1 3 years
Southborough Scholarship Advisory Committee 4 3 years
Southborough Stewardship Committee 2 1 year

Click here for Volunteer Form

Southborough meetings

January 25-  January 29, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Advisory Committee - CANCELLED 1/25/10 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Board of Assessors 1/25/10 9:00 AM Hearing Room Town House
Planning Board - Agenda 1/25/10 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Southborough Housing Opportunity Partnership Committee - Agenda 1/25/10 5:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Board of Selectmen - Executive Session - returning to Open Session at conclusion of Executive Session - Agenda 1/26/10 6:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Trottier School Council 1/26/10 2:30 PM Conference Room Trottier Middle School
Open Space Preservation Committee 1/27/10 7:00 PM Board of Health Meeting Room Cordaville Hall
Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda
Note: Executive Session 7:10-7:30
1/27/10 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Community Preservation Committee 1/28/10 7:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall

Senior Center Activities

25 Monday 26 Tuesday 27 Wednesday 28 Thursday 29 Friday 30 Saturday
8:30 Health Clinic
7:45 am Walking Group
9:30 Pool
8:30  Health Clinic

 

9:00 Friday Hours
9:00 AM Center Opens
9:30 Cribbage
9:30 am Tai Chi
10:00 AM Creative Writers
12 Blue Plate Special 11:00 Senior Singers 9:30 Mah Jongg 10 Canasta
12 Representative Carolyn Dykema
12 Ping Pong
11:30 Favorable Secrets to Healthy Eating
  12 PM Pitch 2:00 PM Fitness 12 Pitch 12:30 Bingo
      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 24 Monday 25 Tuesday 26 Wednesday 27 Thursday 28 Friday 29 Saturday 30

 

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 Young Adult Book Group

11:00 Toddler Time

Ages 0-2 years

 

 

 

    

January 25, 2010 The Southborough Open Land Foundation conducted a snowshoe clinic this weekend at Chestnut Hill Farm.

It’s time for the Library’s annual

VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY! 

 

Saturday, February 13

11:00 am

Crafts*Games*Refreshments

~All children are invited~

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Jan. 26
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Milford High School Click for directions   4:00PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Milford High School   4:00PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Milford High School   5:30PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Milford High School Click for directions   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Milford High School Click for directions   7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Milford High School   7:00PM
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Northstar Rink 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

Local Resident teams with NASCAR champion Bobby Labonte to raise money for children's charities

Southborough, MA – NASCAR Champion Bobby Labonte has joined forces with local resident Bruce Ledoux, to raise money for children’s charities through the Bobby Labonte Foundation and Guardian Angel Motorsports.

The pair is part of a five-car team, The Racers Group (TRG) has entered in the upcoming Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona and is fundraising with an eye on completing 700 laps each.  Labonte will be behind the wheel of the TRG No. 71 with co-drivers Spencer Pumpelly, Tim George Jr, Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumais.  Ledoux will pilot the No. 18 entry with co-drivers Bob Doyle, David Quinlan, Tom Sheehan and Dan Watkins.

“As the father of a child with different abilities that faces several challenges in life, I want to give kids, like my son, a chance to win because, right now, so many of them don’t have that chance,” Ledoux said. “We’re especially touched that Labonte – a big NASCAR champion – is helping our little effort to make a difference in the lives of kids.”

The Bobby Labonte Foundation, created in 2003, has a great love for children and focuses on philanthropies that cater to children with special needs.  The Foundation’s main a beneficiary is the Victory Junction Camp for children with chronic illnesses.  The camp is a Paul Newman Hole in the Wall Gang camp founded by Kyle and Patti Petty in honor of their son Adam. Guardian Angel Motorsports, the brainchild of Massachusetts resident Bruce Ledoux, fundraises for children’s charities using the power of motorsports.

Live coverage of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona will be held on January 30 beginning at 3 p.m. EST on SPEED TV.

About Guardian Angel Motorsports

Guardian Angel Motorsports’ Boston area founders Bruce Ledoux, David Quinlan & Dan Watkins triumphantly return for their sophomore effort at the 2010 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona with New England co-drivers Bob Doyle and Tom Sheehan. As a team of amateurs, their mission is not to win on the track, but to win in the hearts of children in need. In the 2009 Rolex 24hr race, Guardian Angel Motorsports raised over $75,000 for Children’s Hospital of Boston. This year they aim to raise over $250k for children’s charities driving in four events beginning with the Rolex24hr at Daytona. Donate at www.guardianangelmotorsports.com

About TRG Motorsports

TRG Motorsports is based in Mooresville, North Carolina. The Racer’s Group was founded in 1993 and has been competing at the top level of sports car racing. TRG’s Porsche sports car program is run out of the company’s headquarters in Petaluma, California. The team has the most wins of any team in the Grand-Am Rolex Series with 28, including the 2005 and 2006 Rolex Series GT championship trophy to go along with wins in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona (three) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Detailed team info can be viewed at www.trgmotorsports.com  and www.theracersgroup.com

And They are Off

January 24, 2010 - Another heat for the Pinewood Derby takes off for the finish line this past Saturday.

What Snow and Ice?

January 24, 2010 - This group of local bikers oftentimes meet Sunday mornings at Mauro's Cafe.  Three hardy bike riders ventured out in this morning's cold to show up.  This included a neat bike - The Moto Guzzi in the middle.  Moto Guzzi bikes were developed in Italy back in 1921 and is  regarded as one of the finest made motorcycles today.

Giving Blood

January 24, 2010 - Matt gives blood Friday at the Worcester Red Cross donation day at St. Anne's Church in Southborough Friday night. Many people showed up to donate but they can always use more.  The Worcester Bank has sent some blood to Haiti earlier in the week. Stay tuned for further notices of when the next blood drive will come to town or nearby. 

Birds of a Feather - Flock Together

January 24, 2010 - It was a feeding frenzy at the bird feeders this weekend. Lots of Warblers, Juncos, Purple Martins, Blue Birds, Mourning doves and many more types of birds showed up for dinner.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Jan. 25
 Boys JV Basketball VS Quabbin Regional H.S.   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Westboro High School Northstar Rink 6:00PM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Westford Academy   7:00PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Quabbin Regional H.S.   7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Jan. 25
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Bay Path Regtechhs   3:30PM