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 February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

Pavement Heat

February 13, 2010 - This Mallard preferred the heat off the pavement to that of the cool iced water.

February 13, 2010 - Forgot about Valentine's Day? It's still not too late! Local florist shop Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop will still be open for that last minute gift, card or flowers.  Conveniently located at Mt. Vickery Road and Route 85 right across the street from the Southborough Post office and Dunkin Donuts.

Southborough Business News

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. - Protonex Technology Corporation a leading provider of advanced fuel cell power systems, today announces that it has received an incremental $1.49 million contract award from the U.S. Army CECOM to deliver additional advanced portable battery charger / APU fuel cell products. This follows the US Army CECOM’s decision to exercise an option in its original contract with the Company which was announced on 20 January 2010.

This award increases the total funded value of the overall contract to $3.34 million and additional options remain within the contract which, if awarded, could increase the total value of the contract to $6.4 million.

Under the terms of this eight-month, phase two program, Protonex is expected to deliver 30 additional portable battery charger / APU products to the U.S. Army for field use. The M250-CX units will include all of the next-generation improvements developed during the phase one program, which include increased power output, further integrated battery management and charging capabilities, additional ruggedisation and reduced overall size and weight.

Commenting on the news, Greg Cipriano, Vice President, and Marketing & Military Development, at Protonex said:
“This additional phase two program is another important milestone for Protonex as our M250-CX power systems move closer to deploying to our U.S. soldiers. We are excited about delivering on our first low volume order for the M250-CX, one of the Company’s flagship military products.”

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.

Investment firm Brighton House Associates LLC has moved from Marlborough to Southborough, nearly tripling the amount of office space it occupies along the way.

The firm moved this week into 17,571 square feet of space at 2 Park Central Drive in Southborough in order to accommodate a growing number of employees, according to Matthew J. Morgan, the Parsons Commercial Group broker who represented Brighton House in the deal. Parsons is based in Framingham.

The three-year-old firm's new home is a 50,000-square-foot office building near the intersection of Route 9 and Interstate 495 in Southborough.

The building is owned by Capital Group Properties, which is also based in Southborough. Capital Group was represented by CB Richard Ellis of Boston in the transaction.

Globoforce Named to TechCrunch Europe Top 100 Index

Employee recognition company’s innovation and growth results in #10 ranking

Dublin, Ireland, and Southborough, Mass. (Vocus/PRWEB) February 10, 2010 -- Globoforce, the world’s leading provider of global, strategic on-demand employee recognition solutions, today announced it was named to the TechCrunch Europe Top 100 Index. The Index, which was created by TechCrunch Europe alongside YouNoodle, ranks the most innovative and highest-potential European tech companies.

www.globoforce.com
Globoforce placed number 10 on this year’s list of high-growth tech companies in Europe. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Globoforce helps Global 2000 companies engage and motivate their employees by building strategic
recognition programs that align with and reinforce their company goals and values.


“Since our inception, we made the strategic decision to take a global view in our approach for not only our business model but also better serving the varied needs of current and future global clients,” said Eric Mosley, CEO of Globoforce. “This mindset positioned us for success in a crowded marketplace, as it enabled us to help global companies unify their employees and cultures through employee recognition programs that are built on a global platform but executed locally.”

The TechCrunch Europe Top 100 is a regularly updated Index of the most innovative and highest-potential European tech companies. The index has been created in association with YouNoodle Scores. Scores and rankings are based on a sophisticated algorithm using information pulled in from thousands of online sources about early-to-mid stage companies: traffic, mainstream media, funding information sources, the blogosphere, and other key factors.

About Globoforce:
Founded in 1999 and co-headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts and Dublin, Ireland, Globoforce is the world’s leading provider of global, on-demand, strategic employee recognition solutions for Global 2000 companies. Named a 2008 Inc. 500 company, Globoforce delivers an innovative, easy-to-use, on-demand software solution that engages employees across the globe, transforming the way enterprises motivate their workforce. Globoforce’s blue-chip customer base, which includes Avnet, Dow Chemical, Global Crossing, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Intel, Intuit, Procter & Gamble and Thomson Reuters, reflects the importance of recognizing and engaging the workforce in the 21st century. For more information, visit
www.globoforce.com or visit the Company’s blog at http://globoforce.blogspot.com/

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass ViryaNet a leading provider of software solutions that optimize business processes for field service management, today announced key executive promotions for Jeff Oskin and Aviram Hinenzon. These key promotions will leverage the success ViryaNet has experienced in 2009.

ViryaNet has been profitable through the first 3 quarters of 2009 and expects to be profitable in 2009 (Q4 results have not yet been announced) with significant improvements in gross margins. In addition, ViryaNet is beginning to deliver key capabilities from its focused technology investments in its G4 integrated product platform. Finally, ViryaNet's channel strategy and key partnerships are providing significant wins in strategic targeted markets.

With this strong foundation for growth in place, promotions for Jeff Oskin and Aviram Hinenzon will align their new roles with the continued execution of ViryaNet's strategic plan.

Jeff Oskin has been promoted to President of ViryaNet. Jeff was previously COO of ViryaNet and has been a key contributor to ViryaNet recent success. Jeff has been with ViryaNet for more than 10 years. He has played a major role in developing and building ViryaNet's channel partnerships. In his new role as President, Jeff will be responsible for driving the execution of the company's growth strategy that includes continued profitable growth through expanding channel sales and building key strategic partnerships.

Aviram Hinenzon has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing of ViryaNet. Aviram was previously Vice President of Product Management. Aviram has been with ViryaNet since 2006 and has been responsible for ViryaNet's product strategy. Working closely with partners and customers, Aviram drove the vision for ViryaNet's next generation platform, G4, which delivers un-paralleled field service management capabilities. In his extended role as VP of Marketing, Aviram will be responsible for both the continued development of leading product capabilities and extensive outward-bound marketing programs to the market, ViryaNet's customers and its partners.

"One of the key assets for ViryaNet has been its strong leadership team, said Memy Ish Shalom, CEO of ViryaNet. I am confident that Jeff and Aviram, in their new roles, will help ViryaNet reach its next milestones for growth and continued profitability."

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Sunday Feb. 14
 Girls Varsity Gymnastics VS STATE INDIVIDUALS Algonquin 10:30AM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ ACTON/BOXBORO TOURNEY VS FRAMINGHAM   6:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

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An Olympic Event but do you know what it's all about?

Curling Open House - Where you can Throw Rocks at Houses

Curling! You've seen it on the Olympics, talked about it at the office water cooler, or heard from friends that it looks like a blast. Now it is time to give it a try! Grab family and friends and come to our open house, and experience the fun of curling first-hand. Curling is an Olympic sport popular around the world that is growing in popularity in the United States. Take one part chess (strategy), one part billiards (angles), the finesse of golf (making shots), one part bocce (scoring) put them on ice, and you have curling!

When: Sunday March 7, 2010 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Where: Broomstones Curling Club - 138 Rice Rd Wayland, MA
Entry: $10 (ages 8 to 12 are free)

Ages 8 and above are welcome. Families may stay together, and are encouraged to attend between 1:00 and 2:00 pm.

 

Reserve your spot at the open house. Times may fill up fast, so don't delay!

Click here for Additional Information and Frequently Asked Questions

The Algonquin Regional Teachers’ Association is pleased to announce the Second Annual Jeanne Arathuzik Memorial Cinco de Mayo 5K Run/Walk.  Jeanne was a much-loved Spanish teacher at our school, and was a Northborough resident for her whole life.  Proceeds will be put toward student scholarships (one in her memory) and the American Cancer Society.    This is a wonderful opportunity to join in a community effort to honor a remarkable woman and teacher.  Race, run, walk, have fun … come and celebrate Jeanne!

Date & Time: Sunday, May 2nd at 11:00 am.
Registration: Starts at 9:00am. Kids’ race at 10am.
Course: Start/Finish at Algonquin Regional High School (79 Bartlett Street, Northborough, MA)
Awards: Awards for all categories following the race.
Categories: 19 and under; 20-39; 40-59; 60+
Amenities: Restrooms available. T-shirts to all runners/walkers registered before April 15.
Entry Fee: $20.00 before April 15th.  $25.00 after April 15th.

KIDS’ “FUN-RUN” FREE

February 12, 2010 - Yesterday students at the Woodward School listened to Meteorologist Barry Burbank who spoke to third graders about the weather.  They also donated $50 to the Jack Williams Wednesday Child program. (contributed photos)

 

United Parishes of Southborough Annual Lenten Series
“What the Cross Means to Me”

All are welcome to attend the Lenten Series which will begin at 6:00pm for prayer service, followed by a light supper, and conclude with a reflection and questions.

February 23 at St. Mark’s Church, (Fr. Tom Garlick)
March 2 at St. Anne Church, (Fr. Ken Wolfe)
March 9 at St. Matthew Church, (Fr. Jim Flynn)
March 16 at Pilgrim Church, (Pastor Paul Sanderson)

Pastor John Wortmann will serve as MC throughout the series. Please join us.
Tatnuck Bookseller Newsletter, click here to go to www.tatnuck.com

 

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Feb. 13
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ DISTRICTS @FITCHBURG   1:00PM
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ DISTRICTS @ FITCHBURG   1:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Saturday Feb. 13
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Lunenburg High School Click for directions   2:00PM

Book Recycle

February 11, 2010 - As part of our efforts at Woodward School to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle and to support our Read-A-Thon, the Literacy Committee sponsored a “Give One, Get One” Book Swap on Tuesday, February 9.  Students brought in as many as five of their “gently used” books that they wanted to swap one for one with a classmate. All the students that participated were excited about making recommendations of books for their classmates as well as  bringing home books of their choice. Teachers agreed that the Book Swap is a great opportunity for students to make room for new books and to encourage reading by sharing with their classmates. (contributed photos from the 2/9/10 event).

Ski Time

February 11, 2010 - Algonquin Skiers had a great time at the fun race today.

A Weekend of Railroading!
N-Track Model Trains Display

Saturday, February 13, 10 am–4:30 pm
Sunday, February 14, noon–4 pm

February School Vacation Week begins with a weekend filled with model railroading fun! The Northeast Ntrak Modular Railroad Club will be at the Museum with beautifully detailed train displays. Long trains running on main and branch lines pick up and set out cars at the many industries and stations along the way. Admission is $5/family (members); $7/family (non-members).

Game Day!
Tuesday, February 16, 10 am–2 pm
FREE

Drop in to play classic board games. Challenge family and friends, and see locally made toys and gamesin our galleries. Free.

National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421
781-861-6559

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

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

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

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

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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!
 
First a brief apology.  This was meant to go out a week ago, but there was a glitch.  So, think of this as the perfect plan for the last minute Valentine's weekend outing...

We have two fantastic performers for you this month:
Meg Hutchinson and Maura Kennedy. 

Meg reminds me of a younger version of so many of the well established great singer songwriters.  She has it all, fantastic melodies, well crafted songs, and strong vocals.  Meg's songs are of the variety that sound great and familiar even when you hear them for the first time.  This is Meg's second appearance at Steeple and we are very happy to have her back.

Maura Kennedy is of course best know for her work as half of the acclaimed duo the Kennedys along with her husband Pete.  There have been lots of bands and backing gigs along the way as well, but now there is a solo CD, and Steeple Coffeehouse is proud to be the greater Boston CD release party!  Maura is a friend of Steeple Coffeehouse and one of our favorite performers.

Need the perfect date night that doesn't break the bank?  Here is the formula:
 
Valentine's Date Night
 + Affordable Childcare
+ Fantastic Steeple Coffeehouse 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.

Please note that the Tomasso deal is a little different than most months given that it is Valentine's Day weekend.
 

  • This is a four course meal instead of the usual three.
  • Plan for extra time - we highly recommend reservations of 5:30 or earlier


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 February 13 @ 7:30

Maura Kennedy

"On her first "solo" venture, Ms. 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."

-Jim Musser, Iowa City Press Citizen 12/31/09


Meg Hutchinson
 
Meg Hutchinson
 
Lyric-based, contemporary acoustic songwriter. Influences include poet Mary Oliver, songwriter Shawn Colvin, and mood maker David Gray. Originally from rural western-most Massachusetts, Hutchinson now lives in the Boston area. She released Come Up Full on Red House Records in 2008, and is now preparing for the release of her new album The Living Side in February 2010.

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 "4 Course Dinner & Show" Menu from
 
Tomasso Trattoria

Valentine's Day Special, our generous sponsor Tomasso Trattoria will be offering a 4 course pre-concert menu with a discount available exclusively to Steeple Coffeehouse ticket holders.  The cost is $45 per person (only $40 if prepaid with online ticket purchase!). The deal is available day of show (tickets must be purchased by noon for the deep discount) 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!
The Discovery Museums

177 Main Street  Route 27

Acton, MA 01720

978-264-4200

www.discoverymuseums.org

Friday, February 12
VALENTINES: FUN WITH SCISSORS AND GLUE
10:00 AM Children’s Discovery
Hearts a-flutter! Make someone you love a special valentine as you practice your cutting skills.

Friday, February 12
VALENTINES: SIMPLY ENGINEERED
1:30 – 4:30 PM Science Discovery
Discover how simple paper cuts and folds can transform ordinary cards into impressive pop-up keepsakes! 

(Vacation week!)

LEGO ZONE
School Vacation, February 13-21

All day, Science Discovery
Join Lego lovers of all ages in community building projects and Lego design challenges. Design racecars, spaceships, and more. Add your creation to our community board for display at the Museum. Lego donations are welcome!

COLOR THE WORLD
School Vacation, February 13-21
10:00 AM Children’s Discovery
Create art for public display in the Rainbow Room at the Children’s Discovery Museum! Each day, adults and children collaborate on a canvas using shades of the designated color(s).  Add your personal touch to each Canvas Creation and then design your own masterpiece to take home.
RAINBOW DAY - Saturday, February 13
RED DAY - Sunday, February 14
ORANGE DAY - Monday, February 15
YELLOW DAY - Tuesday, February 16
GREEN DAY - Wednesday, February 17
BLUE DAY - Thursday, February 18
VIOLET DAY - Friday, February 19
BROWN DAY - Saturday, February 20
BLACK DAY - Sunday, February 21

Wednesday, February 24
BEATRIX POTTER: More than Peter Rabbit!
SMART Gals (Science-Math-Art)
Drop-in 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Science Discovery
Beatrix Potter, best known as the author and illustrator of the Peter Rabbit books, was also a self-taught botanist who studied fungi and lichens. Learn how her paintings of fungi led her to careful observations, experiments, and important discoveries. Be inspired by this artist and scientist and make your own sketches of fungi, mosses and lichens.
SMART Gals (Science-Math-Art) Series is sponsored by The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation.

Thursday, February 25
FACE PAINTING FUN!
10:00 AM Children’s Discovery
Be a butterfly, a tiger, or anything else you can imagine as we decorate your face.

Friday, February 26
MESSY MASTERPIECE
10:00 AM Children’s Discovery
It’s play dough creations day! With just a few basic ingredients, you can mix up some dough and construct original art.

Friday, February 26
GEODESIC ENGINEERING
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Science Discovery
Discover how math, geometry, and engineering come together as you construct a 6-foot geodesic dome. Learn about Buckminster Fuller, and geodesic structures from houses to buckyballs, diatoms, and viruses!

Saturday, February 27
MEET BESSIE!
10:00 AM Children’s Discovery
Come meet Bessie, the dinosaur mascot of The Discovery Museums. She’s loves to give high-fives and hugs! *Bessie is a costumed museum staff member.

Sunday, February 28
STORY TIME
10:00 AM Children’s Discovery
Today’s story will be When it is Night, When it is Day by Jenny Tyers.

 

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Feb. 12
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ North Middlesex H S   5:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS North Middlesex H S   5:30PM
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS St. Johns H.S. Northstar Rink 6:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS North Middlesex H S   7:00PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ North Middlesex H S   7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Friday Feb. 12
 Girls JV Basketball VS Tahanto Reg. High School   5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Tahanto Reg. High School   6:30PM

 

Let's Move is a new initiative to get children out and moving to keep our children healthy.  For more information click the button to the left.

Due to a conflict with a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on February 24th, the ZAC Villages discussion meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Cordaville Hall.

There will not be a ZAC meeting on February 24th.

 

More Photos of the Aristocats

February 10, 2010 - Can be found at Flicker by clicking here.

 

Algonquin Varsity Boys beat Shepherd Hill 75-37 in a vital non-league game   Senior Graham Turner had 12 points and 13 rebounds. The Tomahawks improved to 8-9, and need to win two out of their final three games to qualify for the Division 1 Central tournament.

CONSUMER ADVISORY: REFUND ANTICIPATION LOANS

The Massachusetts Division of Banks Opposes All High-Rate Refund Anticipation Loans

Given the consumer protection concerns of RALs, the Massachusetts Division of Banks (Division) opposes the predatory interest rates associated with most RALs and supports the following positions:

The Division urges consumers to avoid high-rate RALs.

Consumers should electronically file income tax returns.

Consumers should request direct deposit to your checking or savings account.

The Division encourages out-of-state banks to refrain from making high-rate RALs. No Massachusetts banks offer these high rate products.

What is a Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL)?

A RAL is a loan borrowed against the amount of your anticipated income tax refund and often includes extremely high interest rates and fees.

Tax return preparers sometimes advertise what they refer to as "Rapid Refund," "Fast Cash Refund," "Express Money" or "Instant Refund." These very tempting offers get you your anticipated refund immediately or within a day or two. What many people don’t realize is that there is a high price to pay and that what is being offered is actually a high-cost loan.

If you don’t receive your refund or if it is smaller than anticipated, you will have to repay the full loan.

Why We’re Concerned

One of the most controversial aspects of RALs is the fact that they are often targeted to low-income workers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, a federal and, in many cases, state-supported tax policy to support low-income working families. In addition, although Massachusetts has attempted to rein in the interest rates and fees associated with RALs, national banks and their agents who make RALs have claimed broad preemption authority and continue to make RALs available.

Don’t Pay to Borrow Your Own Money

Your tax refund is money that you worked hard to earn. Don’t give it away. Most taxpayers don’t realize that they can have their refund in two weeks or less — even without receiving a costly RAL. To avoid the temptation of getting a RAL and to save money at tax time:

If you have an urgent bill to pay, ask creditors for more time until the tax refund check comes from the Internal Revenue Service. Don’t take on a new expensive debt to pay an old bill.

File your tax return electronically and have your refund deposited directly into your bank account. This will speed up your refund. Some refunds will be deposited in as few as 10 days.

If you do not have a bank account, consider opening one. A list of banks that participate in the Commonwealth’s Basic Banking for Massachusetts program, as well as a description of the program's low-cost bank account, is available at Basic Banking for Massachusetts.

For free tax preparation, low- to moderate-income tax payers can take part in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which is coordinated by the IRS. VITA sites can be found in libraries, community centers, local governmental offices, non-profit organizations, and other locations during tax season. Most locations offer free electronic filing to expedite the receipt of tax refunds. To locate the nearest VITA site, call 800-829-1040. For more information on the VITA program, visit the IRS website.

The AARP Tax-Aide program provides free tax preparation and assistance services to millions of low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. Electronic filing and online counseling are also offered by the program. To find the tax-aide nearest you, visit the AARP website.

Need Help or More Information?

If you have a RAL or would like more information on RALs, please contact the Massachusetts Division of Banks at (617) 956-1500 or go to their website. Or, contact the Massachusetts Department of Revenue at (800) 392-6089 or go to their website.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Feb. 11
 Coed Varsity Ski @ FUN RACE   TBA
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday Feb. 11
 Boys Freshman Basketball VS Bay Path Regtechhs Gym 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball @ Bay Path Regtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Bay Path Regtechhs Click for directions   5:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Bay Path Regtechhs Gym 5:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Bay Path Regtechhs Click for directions   6:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Bay Path Regtechhs Gym 7:00PM

Softball Players Wanted

The Marlboro Senior Softball Assoc is having registration for the
2010 season and we are looking for players of all talent levels for
weekday mornings. 55+ for men and 45+ for women. We are also looking for players 50+ for our Saturday travel league. You must reach the  minimum age by December 31st. The only requirement is your willingness  to get out and give it a try. We presently will have 2 teams that play  weekdays once a week in the morning and a Saturday morning travel  league. Our schedule runs from April to September. Contact Fred Scerra at (774) 249-0143 or e-mail at
marlsrsoftball@verizon.net.

Wednesday February 10, 2010

Due to the impending snowstorm:

Algonquin Regional

Worcester County

Early Release Schedule, No Afternoon/Evening Activities

Southborough Public

Worcester County

Early Release Schedule, No Afternoon/Evening Activities

 

Southborough Comprehensive Zoning Review and Update: Villages

February 24th, 7:30 pm, Cordaville Hall

Due to the weather forecast, we are POSTPONING the ZAC Villages meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 10th. We are RESCHEDULING this meeting for WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24th at 7:30 p.m. at Cordaville Hall.

Villages Meeting Discussion Handout

Proposed Maps

Reminder:

WINTER PARKING BAN 2009/2010

There will be no parking on any public way in the Town of Southborough from 12 midnight until 6:00 a.m. and furthermore, there will be no parking on any public way during any snowstorm in the Town of Southborough. Vehicles parked will be towed at the owner’s expense (according to the Town’s Code).

This Ban will be in effect from December 1, 2009 through March 15, 2010.

Illegal parking during unusual storms occurring before or after the Ban will be dealt with according to Section 152-6 of the Code of the Town of Southborough.

Winter Storm Warning Issued

Winter storm warning in effect from 8 am Wednesday to 1 am est. Thursday,
The NWS in taunton has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 8 am Wednesday to 1 am est. Thursday. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect.
This winter storm warning includes northern Connecticut, Rhode Island and south of interstate 90 in Massachusetts. This includes the cities of Hartford, Springfield, Worcester, Boston, providence, taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, fall river and new Bedford.
Snow is expected to develop between 7 am and 10 am from Hartford to Springfield to providence Rhode Island. For the remainder of the region including the greater Boston area, snow will overspread the region between 10 am and 1 pm. Snow will become heavy at times across the warning area Wednesday afternoon and continue into the evening. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are likely during this time. This will result in hazardous travel Wednesday afternoon and evening, especially during the late day commute.
As for snowfall totals, snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are likely across the warning area before snow tapers off late Wednesday night. Higher amounts of up to 18 inches are possible across Rhode island and interior southeast Massachusetts. For cape cod and the islands, snow amounts of 4 to 7 inches are likely across cape cod and the islands where some sleet and rain will mix in for a time, resulting in less snow across this area.
Northeast wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph will affect cape cod and the islands Wednesday afternoon and night. This will result in poor visibilities and some blowing and drifting snow. This may result in near blizzard conditions for a time across Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts. The snow will be wet across the coast and bring the potential for down tree limbs resulting in scattered power outages. These strong winds may also impact eastern Massachusetts from Plymouth county northward to cape ann.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A winter storm warning is issued when an average of 6 or more inches of snow is expected in a 12 hour period, or for 8 or more inches in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best on well treated surfaces, and quite difficult on any unplowed or untreated surfaces.

 

April is Poetry Month at the Southborough Library


 The Month of April will be filled with literary learning and fun for all ages at the Southborough Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough. Plans are underway for a month-long Poetry Festival to celebrate this classic form of expression. Partial funding for this project comes from a grant by the Southborough Local Arts Council.

            Do you know a local poet who might want to share his or her work with the community?  Have you written a poem you’d like to share with everyone?  Want to help others learn the fine art of iambic pentameter, or how to craft a fine limerick?

To offer your suggestions or your poetic expertise for the Poetry Festival, please call the Library at 508-485-5031 and speak with the director Jane Cain. See you at the Southborough Library in April!

Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary “Sweets for the Sweet” Bake Sale

Chocolate lovers alert! The Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary is having its “Sweet for the Sweets” bake sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria, 157 Union St., Marlborough. While the emphasis is on chocolate for Valentine's Day, there will be a wide assortment of others goodies for sale.

The Merrimack River Eagle Festival
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
Saturday, February 13, 2010

All Free

Presented by Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Come to Newburyport on February 13th for a full day of activities celebrating the return of our Bald Eagles!

Visit Eagle Hotspots 9:00 - 4:00
Naturalists will show you Bald Eagles from sites along the Merrimack River. Maps will be available the day of the tour. All ages welcome.

Go on an Eagle Tour 9:00 - 2:00
Tours start every half hour and take 1.5 hours to complete. Departure point: The Newburyport Chamber of Commerce. Advance registration required (978-462-9998). Recommended for adults and children age 6 and over.

See an Eagle Show 10:00 - 11:00 and 1:30 - 2:30
Tom Ricardi of the Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Facility presents two educational programs for all ages at Newburyport City Hall featuring raptors great and small. First come, first served.

Pose for a Photo with a Raptor 11:15-11:45 or 12:30-1:00
Hunt's Photo & Video will take your photo with a raptor for a $10 donation to the Eagle Festival. Newburyport City Hall. Limited availability. Advance registration recommended (978-462-9998). Otherwise, first come, first served.

Have Fun With Your Family 9:00 - 4:00
At the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters: Make an eagle button or dissect an owl pellet! Special feature: owls from Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum.

At the Joppa Flats Education Center: Make an eagle nest and play games! Special feature: hawks from Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum.

Find Eagle Festival Information 8:30 to 4:00
Eagle Festival information will be available at all festival headquarter sites:

Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center 1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters 6 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport
The Newburyport Chamber of Commerce 38R Merrimac Street, Newburyport
Newburyport City Hall 60 Pleasant Street, Newburyport

Other Opportunities to See Bald Eagles
Call Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats at 978-462-9998 for information or to register.

Wednesday Morning Birding
Wednesdays, 9:30-12:30. For adults. Preregistration not required.

Saturday Morning Birding: What's That Bird?
Saturdays, 9:30-11:30. Get the basics on birds in the Newburyport area, including Bald Eagles. For adults and children age 8 and up. Preregistration required.

Bald Eagles of the Merrimack River.
Sunday, February 28, 9:00-12:00. For adults. Preregistration required.

Family Flyby: Eagles, Owls, & Hawks, Oh My!
Saturday, February 27, 10:00-2:00. For families with children ages 2 to 12. Preregistration not required.

Homeschool Field Trip: Bald Eagles of the Merrimack
Friday, February 26, 12:30-3:00. For children ages 7 to 12. Preregistration required.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Bald Eagles
Saturday, February 20, 9:30-12:00 or Sunday, March 7, 1:00-3:30/ For families with children ages 7 and up. Preregistration required.

For additional wildlife programs at Parker River and Joppa Flats, go to www.fws.gov/northeast/parkerriver/ or www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats

Merrimack River Eagle Festival Founders:
Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center, located at One Plum Island Turnpike, is a natural history education center that is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday and Monday holidays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call 978-462-9998 for additional information, or visit www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats.
Operated by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge encompasses over two-thirds of Plum Island and consists of 4,662 acres of critical coastal habitats, including dunes, maritime forest, and salt marsh. The Refuge Visitor Center and Headquarters, at Six Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport, is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Exhibits are open 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Call 978-465-5753 for more information, or visit www.fws.gov/northeast/parkerriver.
 

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Feb. 10
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Marian High School Northstar Rink 6:00PM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey VS **Postponed To Tba - Shrewsbury High School New England 8:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Feb. 10
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ **Cancelled - St.peter-Marian HS   4:00PM
More Aristocat Photos

It's A Party

February 8, 2010 - The Friends of Southborough Recreation held a Valentine Party this weekend.  All proceeds were donated to the Haiti disaster relief through the Red Cross.  (Contributed photos)

1/30/10 Saturday

Commercial alarm turnpike road

Medical Marlboro road hockey player

Medical Marlboro road hockey player

Warrant pine hill road

Medical Marlboro road hockey player

Speeding complaint Main Street and Brigham Street

ACO fox fighting with dog east Main Street

Medical Marlboro road hockey player

Speeding complaint Marlboro road

Speeding complaint Marlboro road at School Street

Residential alarm Oland lane

Child car safety seat install

Radar woodland road

Traffic enforcement Marlboro road and Main Street

Motor Vehicle stop violation Central Street

Medical Marlboro road hockey player  Click for more Police Log

 

Not a rainbow but a cloud Iridescence or commonly called a Sun Dog. There were several of these spotted today in the Central MA area. (Contributed Photo)

Space Weather News for Feb. 8, 2010
http://spaceweather.com

BIG SUNSPOT: The sudden emergence of big sunspot 1045 over the weekend has caused a sharp uptick in solar activity.  The active region has produced three M-class and almost a dozen C-class solar flares since it appeared on Saturday.  The strongest blast, an M6-class eruption on Feb. 7th, may have hurled a coronal mass ejection toward Earth. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras in the nights ahead as a result of this activity. Also, ham radio operators are picking up strong solar radio bursts using shortwave receivers.  Sample sounds and images may be found at http://spaceweather.com.

SPACE WEATHER ALERTS:  Would you like a call when the next geomagnetic storm erupts?  Sign up for Spaceweather PHONE: 
http://spaceweatherphone.com

Another great site for sky and celestial watchers to locate info on comets, Iridium flares, satellites and the international space station plus much more click Heavens Above.
 

ANN LATIMER STRATE, 68 years old, of Southborough MA, formerly of Paoli PA, died of pancreatic cancer on February 2, 2010. She was the wife of Norman Strate for 45 years. Ann was the daughter of the late Major William J Latimer who died as a POW of the Japanese in 1945 and Elizabeth Perot Bracken, who pre-deceased her on January 12, 2010. The only father known to Ann is John Paul Bracken, a Philadelphia atty of Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth PA.
Ann's life was one of service to others. Wherever she lived in this country or abroad, she volunteered to civic and cultural endeavors.
Ann is survived by her siblings, Dotty Greer of Spokane WA, Bill Latimer of Alstead NH, Betsy Miller of Paoli PA, and Sally Withers of Ft Collins CO; and a multitude of nieces and nephews and their offspring who truly loved their Aunt Ann.
She is also survived by her 3 daughters, Margaret Ann Strate of Surprise AZ, Mary Strate-Friesen of Montreal CAN, and Amanda Csank of Lynn MA and 8 grandchildren.
Ann was graduated from The Agnes Irwin School, Rosemont PA and Susquehanna Univ, Selingsgrove PA.
Services will be held at St Mark's Episcopal Church, 27 Main St., Southborough MA 01772, on February 13, 2010, at 3 P.M., with a reception following at the Parish Hall.
Ann has requested donations, in lieu of flowers, to either Kroc Center Boston, MA, c/o Robert Peters, Jr, The Salvation Army, MA Div, 25 Shawmut Rd., Canton MA 02021; or The Rev Edmund K Sherrill, Prin'l, The School at Church Farm, 1001 E Lincoln Hwy., Exton PA 19341.

Linda Ann Deverix, 64, of Falmouth, formerly of Ashland, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010. Born in Newton, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred (Ardito) Cavaretta, and wife of Raymond J. Deverix. They were married 42 years. A longtime resident of Ashland, she moved to Falmouth in 2005. Linda worked as an administrator for emergency room physicians of the MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Michael Deverix and his girlfriend, Jen Nataly, and their children, Hannah, Brendon, and Celia Deverix, and Cameron and Andrew Nataly, all of Rochester; two daughters, Laurie North and her husband, Robert, and their son, Davis North, all of Plymouth, and Kristen Matarese and her husband, John, and their children, Jack, Joseph, and Ella Matarese, all of Ashland; two brothers, Robert Cavaretta of Arlington, and Steven Cavaretta of Waltham; one nephew, Dean Cavaretta; and many cousins. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m., at St. Matthews Church in Southborough. Calling hours are Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St., in Ashland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

No Events Scheduled

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Feb. 9
 Girls JV Basketball @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   3:15PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   3:30PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   4:45PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   5:15PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   7:00PM
FT Meadow, Marlborough Ice Fishing Tournament

The Aristocats

February 7, 2010 - A very talented group of Neary Drama students participated in the play the Aristocats on the Trottier Stage this past weekend.  There was barely a seat available at the performances it was so popular.  More photos to follow this week.

Water Break

February 7, 2010 - Southborough Firefighters responded to a call for frozen water pipes that had blown.  Power was shut off to the vacant house and the DEP was called as the water was up to the furnace and mixing with the home heating fuel. 

Southborough meetings

February 8 -  February 12, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Advisory Committee - 2/8/10 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Board of Selectmen - Agenda 2/9/10 6:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Open Space Preservation Commission 2/10/10 7:00 PM Board of Health Office Conference Room
Southborough School Committee - Agenda 2/10/10 6:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Woodward School Council 2/10/10 3:30 PM Office Conference Room Woodward School
ZAC-Public Discussions on Zoning Revision Process: Open Space and Villages 2/10/10 7:00 PM Cordaville Hall

Senior Center Activities

8 Monday 9 Tuesday 10 Wednesday 11 Thursday 12 Friday 13 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
9:00 Dr. Cooper
9:30 am Tai Chi
10:00 AM Creative Writers
9:30 Cribbage 11:00 Senior Singers 9:30 Mah Jongg 10:00 Canasta
12 Blue Plate Special
12 Ping Pong
 
2:00 Fitness 12 PM Pitch 2:00 PM Fitness 12 Pitch 10:00 Tina Bemis
  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 7 Monday 8 Tuesday 9 Wednesday 10 Thursday 11 Friday 12 Saturday 13

 

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

 

 

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

 

 

 

10:30 Story Time

Ages 2-5

Senior Center Book Group The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton 

Book Discussion Group grades 2 - 3 /6:30 - 7:30

11:00 Toddler Time

Ages 0-2 years

 

 

 

   11 - 12 Valentine's Party

The Library has a great new website:  Click here

For the February Calendar with Reminders click here

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Feb. 8
 Boys Freshman Basketball VS Shepherd Hill Regional HS   4:00PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball @ Shepherd Hill Regional HS   4:00PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Shepherd Hill Regional HS   5:30PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Shepherd Hill Regional HS   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Shepherd Hill Regional HS   7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Shepherd Hill Regional HS   7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Feb. 8
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Fitchburg High School   5:20PM

 

To those who fly the American Flag. THANK YOU for showing your patriotism. However - the winter winds can be harsh to your flag. If yours is torn or ripped - Please replace it.
 
You can leave your damaged flag in the collection box located next to the Control Booth at the Transfer Station or contact me and I'll make arrangements to pick up it up. Thanks
 
Steve Whynot
Commander
VFW Post 3276

 
 

February 6, 2010 - Recently - Homes in Southborough have been contacted by a group soliciting for donations to ship packages to the troops. I have confirmed with the Millis AMVETS, they do in fact have a professional firm working to solicit donations. 

However - Please take note - They DO NOT receive the full amount donated. An unknown portion of the donation is retained by this soliciting group. Also - some of these calls have been "less than professional".
 
The VFW Post 3276 and American Legion Post 161 of Southborough would like to advise people - that we support 100% Lisa Braccio and her group of volunteers who have been conducting "Package Drive for the Troops" for the past five years. I can personally attest that everything donated to Lisa's drive - is dedicated to the troops.
 
Donate at your own discretion. 

Steve Whynot
Commander
VFW Post 3276
 

 
Events & Essentials E-news
 
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 2010
 

ACTION ALERT - Join us February 4 in Boston

 picure frameSUPPORT Nursing Home Dementia Regulations, Silver Alert for Wandering, and State Alzheimer's Plan. Bring a photo of your loved one to put a face on Alzheimer's! Join us Thursday, Feb. 4 at the State House in Boston, 9:30-11:00 am.  Click on the picture now! Read about the legislation. Need more inspiration? Read Jim Wessler's blog "Not Ready to Make Nice."
 

In the News...

The National Institutes of Health soon will begin enrolling thousands of hypertension sufferers in a major study to see if aggressive treatment protects not just their hearts but their brains.   Associated Press

National Alzheimer's Action Summit  March 3-7
Our legislators must understand the urgent need to increase federal research funding for Alzheimer's disease. Join us at the Alzheimer's Association Action Summit in Washington, D.C. Feel the power of joining our voices together to fight this disease! E-mail Jennifer Carter for more information.
Alzheimer's Programs Help MA & NH Families
 We offer programs throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 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. Find a program near you: Program Calendar. 
Beginner and Experienced Athletes Welcome
Run 10
Join us! The Alzheimer's Association's Run for the Memory team is looking for runners and volunteers to participate in our spring/summer running program. Races include:
Boston 2010, April 19, 2010 (
Qualified marathon runners still welcome.); 
Run 2 Remember (˝ Marathon & 5 Miler), May 30, 2010 (Applications available online.); and 
Max Performance Triathlon Series, Summer, 2010 (Perfect for first time triathletes!)
Volunteers needed! For all races, volunteers are greatly needed.  If you are not a runner but are interested in supporting the program, sign up today to volunteer. For more information, visit the Run Website. Or contact Michelle Gonzalez.
Meet Tina
Tina NH

Tina L. Annis, Age 34, Attorney

Concord, NH

Connection to Alzheimer's: My law practice focuses on estate planning and elder law. Over the years, I have seen many clients who have been affected by the disease.  

What do you most want people to know about Alzheimer's? There is a financial component that should not be overlooked. It is important for families to seek help from professionals about how to manage assets when someone is diagnosed with this illness, and the sooner the planning is done, the more options there will be.

Why did you decide to get involved with the Alzheimer's Association? I decided to get involved because I have seen firsthand how the Alzheimer's Association helps families. I have helped to organize New Hampshire Memory Walks for the last three years because I believe in the cause and the hope of finding a cure. The spirit and determination of the families facing this disease are inspiring.

March 10 SAVE THE DATE/Research Event 
ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH: The Search for Answers. Meet the researchers conducting ground-breaking research.
When: March 10, 7:00 PM
Where: National Heritage Museum, Lexington, MA
FREE and open to the public. Ample free parking. Reserve your seat today. Last year, this event filled early!
Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's. DVD Guide 

Jim GillisWith the current rise in life expectancy for persons with Down syndrome and their increased risk of developing Alzheimer's with advancing age, this timely and informative DVD will help professional and family caregivers to understand the changes Alzheimer's can cause in memory, communication, and behavior. Included is the real story of Jim Gillis (pictured left), a man with Down syndrome and later, Alzheimer's. 

 

Writer/producer/director Julie Moran, DO, says the idea for the film "started when I was told that no training videos existed for direct caregivers of individuals with the dual diagnosis of DS and AD. There is tremendous need for accurate and practical education on this topic, and I was compelled to create a teaching tool to help close this educational gap." To order the film, click on the photo. To learn more about Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's, CLICK here.

Learn About Our New Clinical Pilot Program

A new pilot program of the Alzheimer's Association Clinical Studies Initiative is designed to address the challenge of recruiting and retaining study participants. We are seeking effective ways to mobilize and motivate study participants in an effort to accelerate clinical research. CLICK here to learn more and to view the range of local dementia studies currently seeking your direct involvement.

 
Find the Right Support Group for You! 
There are 180 Association-affiliated Support Groups meeting in NH and MA. Find the right one for you. Starting in March, a new group will meet in Raynham, MA. All Support Groups are FREE.
For NH and MA info on all Support Groups
 
Coping with Early Stage Memory Loss

Sign-up today for MA sessions. 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.

 

 
Join Our Mailing List 
Everything Alzheimer's on Facebook & Twitter
Join the lively community on Facebook of people who care about Alzheimer's.
Become a Fan.
Follow us on Twitter for quick updates on everything Alzheimer's.
 
Volunteer Today!
Volunteer 
Do you want to fight Alzheimer's on the front line? Become a volunteer today. For Massachusetts,
 For NH, call 603.606.6590.
24/7 HELPLINE
 
 Worried

Answers to your questions about Alzheimer's. Available 24/7  Call 800.272.3900
or contact us at our
Helpline Online.

Our trained counselors can provide information--it's free and confidential.

Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.

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

Space Weather News for February 6, 2010
http://spaceweather.com

LAST NIGHT LAUNCH OF THE SHUTTLE: On Sunday morning, February 7th, at 4:39 am EST, space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled lift off from Kennedy Space Center on a 13-day mission to the ISS. There are only five missions left before NASA ends the shuttle program, and this will be the last one to launch at night. Visit http://spaceweather.com for links to blogs and live video from NASA TV.

EMERGING SUNSPOTS:  Amateur astronomers with solar telescopes should train their optics on the sun.  At least two new Solar Cycle 24 sunspot groups are rapidly emerging in the sun's northern hemisphere.  Images and updates at http://spaceweather.com
 

February School Vacation Camps

Lacrosse Clinic

Art Camp @ Arts Center of Southborough

Triboro Titans Hockey camp

 

2010 Sports Registration Drives

Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading

Southborough youth Baseball and Softball

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

No Sports Scheduled

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Sports Scheduled

Assabet Phys Ed Participating in Hoops for Heart

We only have one heart! Heart disease and stroke are the #1 and #3 leading causes of death in our country. This year, Assabet Valley is participating in Hoops for Heart on February 3rd and 10th and supporting the American Heart Association by raising money to save lives. Copy and paste the following link to access Assabet’s home page for donations…and thank you!
http://honor.americanheart.org/site/TR/HoopsforHeart/HFH-FDA?team_id=126128&pg=team&fr_id=1290&et=RjkfWOLOInt0K4J9Qqlhog..&s_tafId=45520  Feel free to join us in the gym on either or both dates above to show off your basketball skills or jump roping abilities. Culinary Arts will be providing heart healthy treats and refreshments to all those that participate by making a donation.  All and any donations are welcome!!  The Health Technology seniors will also be there to give you “Your Numbers”…Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, and Pulse Oxygen levels.
Please help us fix broken hearts.  Will you make a donation?  It’s fast and easy to do on the team Web page!  You can even bring your donation down to the gym.
For more information about the American Heart Association and its initiatives, please feel free to visit the website.  While there you can also meet some of the kids we can help! 
Thank you for taking care of hearts that need our help!

Michael Nicalek, Bobby Corazzini, Sandra Stuart, and Natasha Butland