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 March 7 - March 13, 2010

Once A Way of Life

March 13, 2010 - Southboro holds many old farm relics in fields and woods.  (Southborough News photo)

Cordaville Millpond

March 13, 2010 - A quiet day at the Millpond.  (Southborough News photo)


SPRING 2010 Soccer


In-town players: U5–U8 (entering kindergarten through grade 2)



SYSA is running a U5/PreK program

for any child turning 5 by August 31, 2010.

You can only register on line!

Register NOW!

We accept MasterCard/Visa/American Express and checks.

It is fast and easy - your online receipt is your


You can only register online!

If you have any registration questions contact:

Ellen Faherty, SYSA registrar, at bookegf@aol.com

Please Note:

SYSA requires a copy of a birth certificate for all first time players.

Please mail to PO box 132, Southborough, MA 01772


registration instructions and child and team placement policies.

Fee Schedule U5 to U8 $90

$5 discount each additional child

Please note that the above fee includes $15 per player Southborough Recreation User Fee

Late fee of $25 applies after June 18, 2005 for U9 (3rd grade) through U14 players .

Uniforms can also be purchased online. Go to

WWW.SOUTHBOROSOCCER.ORG and click uniforms for more


The Scoop Café:

Sal Giorlandino will be running for re-election for Selectman.  Chuck Connors will not seek re-election for Planning board.  Meanwhile, Town Planner Vera Kolias has taken on a new job with the Central MA Regional Planning Commission and will end her career with Southborough April 15, 2010.

The Southborough Veterinary Hospital has moved into their new facility at 78 Deerfoot Road from their old location on Marlboro Road.

Southborough and Northborough continue to battle about how to split the state’s re-imbursement for Algonquin Regional High School construction.

Southborough and the Southborough Cultural Arts have been given to May 2010 to figure out a way to assist with funding of utilities at the South Union School which houses both the Art Center of Southborough and the Southborough Recreation Department.  They will go before selectmen in May.

Northborough Southborough Schools

3/23:  Parent Technology Workshop:  Internet Skills in the 21st Century.  Pre-registration is required

3/25, 26, and 27:  Musical Production:  Guys and Dolls  ARHS  7:00pm

3/26:  Town Spelling Bee  Trottier Middle School  7:00-8:30pm

4/1: Professional Development Day - No school for Students

4/2:  Good Friday - No school

4/19-23:  April Vacation

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Quang-Tuan Luong at work in King's Canyon National Park, August 2007. © Buddy Squires.
Quang-Tuan Luong at work in King's Canyon National Park, August 2007. © Buddy Squires.
Photographer Quang-Tuan Luong Speaks on "Treasured Lands"
Sunday, March 14, 2 pm


For the past 15 years, photographer Quang-Tuan Luong has traveled across the United States, treasure hunting. His treasure? Not gold or hidden oil reserves, but capturing in photographs the spectacular beauty of our national parks. Luong has single-handedly documented all 58 U.S. national parks, a feat no other photographer has accomplished. The result of his quest is “Treasured Lands: The Fifty-Eight U.S. National Parks in Focus,” now on view at the Museum.

Luong will share the story of how he traded a career in artificial intelligence to become an adventurous nature photographer of our national parks. Learn about his large-format photography, hear behind-the-scenes tales of his trips to the wilds of Alaska, and get an inside perspective on the Ken Burns film project, “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” which featured Luong and his work.

Funded by the Lowell Institute. A book-signing will follow.

Jim Henson's Fantastic World Opens April 3, 2010
Jim Henson's Fantastic World
April 3 through June 27, 2010

A reminder: "Jim Henson's Fantastic World" is opening in April! The show will feature 100 original works of art created by Henson illustrating his talent as a storyteller and a visionary. Great programming for all ages will be presented in conjunction with the show. You can see the complete schedule here. Make a note—daughter Heather Henson speaks on her dad's legacy on May 9!

Please note: The Museum will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010.

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National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421

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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.

Programs and Events on March 13, 2010

Noodling Around

March 13, 2010   |  10:00 am   -  Celebrate National Noodle Month as you use colorful ziti pasta to create a beautiful necklace or bracelet.

Spin Art

March 13, 2010   |  2:00 pm   -    A drip, a line, a splatter—experiment with color! See how paint and physics interact in this dizzying special

Programs and Events on March 14, 2010

Noodling Around

March 14, 2010   |  10:00 am   -  Celebrate National Noodle Month as you use colorful ziti pasta to create a beautiful necklace or bracelet.

Pi Day!

March 14, 2010   |  1:59 pm   -  Celebrate 3.14, also know as “Pi Day”. Measure circles from quarters to hula hoops and discover for yourself the fascinating concept of Pi. Try other circular activities and solve fun math puzzlers.

The Discovery Museum

Patriot Place

Irish Festival

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Monday Mar. 15
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

On the Job

 (Southborough News photo) March 12, 2010 - Joe completes a work project at the transfer station earlier this week.

The Swinging Weather


March 12, 2010 It will be hard to find dry sunny weather this weekend.  

Severe Weather Alerts for Southborough

Sudbury River, Cordaville Millpond  (Southborough News photo)

Flood Watch In effect from Saturday evening through Sunday Evening,
The NWS in taunton has issued a
Flood watch for portions of Massachusetts and southern new hampshire, Including The Following areas, In Massachusetts, central middlesex ma, Eastern Essex Ma, Eastern Franklin ma, Eastern Hampden Ma, Eastern Hampshire Ma, Eastern norfolk ma, Eastern Plymouth Ma, Northern Bristol Ma, northern middlesex ma, Northern Worcester Ma, Southeast middlesex ma, Southern Bristol Ma, Southern Plymouth Ma, southern worcester ma, Suffolk Ma, Western Essex Ma, western franklin ma, Western Hampden Ma, Western Hampshire ma, Western Norfolk Ma and western plymouth ma. In southern New Hampshire, Cheshire Nh, Eastern Hillsborough Nh and western and central hillsborough nh.
From Saturday evening through Sunday evening
Steady rain will overspread Massachusetts and southern new hampshire Saturday, And Continue Through much of this weekend. Rainfall totals from Saturday and Saturday night of 2 to 4 inches are possible. More rainfall is expected Sunday into Monday.
Urban and poor-drainage flooding will likely make some flood prone roadways impassable. Small streams and rivers will likely respond strongly as well, And Could Exceed bank-full levels. In addition, Due To The saturated grounds, Basement Flooding Could be experienced.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

High wind watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through sunday morning,
The NWS in taunton has issued a high wind watch, which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning.
Strong east to northeast winds of 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph are likely to develop Saturday afternoon into Saturday night. However, there is potential for stronger wind gusts up to 60 mph across portions of eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A high wind watch means the potential exists for strong damaging winds to develop in the mentioned areas. These strong winds are capable of downing trees and power lines as well as causing property damage. If a high wind warning is issued, stay inside and away from windows.



Neary Book Week

Sponsored by Neary SOS

Monday, March 15th - Thursday, March 18th

Book Fair Hours:

8:00AM – 3:30PM Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

8:00AM - 8:00PM Wednesday (open during the Ice Cream Social)


Featuring visits from:

~Carlyn Beccia~ Illustrator ~ Monday, March 15th

~Jacqueline Davies~ Author ~ Tuesday, March 16th

~Cynthia Lord~ Author ~ Wednesday, March 17th

~”Big Joe the Storyteller”~ Joe Pagliuca ~ Thursday, March 18th


Dear Parents,

Your child’s class will be visiting the Book Fair twice during school hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of Book Week.  Any purchases are completely optional, but to make the Book Fair successful, we have compiled some helpful information:

  • If you plan on letting your child make a purchase, please send your child into school with cash or a blank check (made payable to Barnes & Noble with an amount limit written in the memo section).  Please leave the spaces for the purchase amount blank. The Barnes & Noble representatives at the bookfair will fill in the exact amount of your child's purchase. We cannot accept checks prewritten for the incorrect amount. Please don’t forget our state sales tax of 6.25%!!

  • As there will be a limited supply of certain books, we are not allowed to hold any books nor will Barnes & Noble be ordering additional copies.

  • Any books you wish to have signed by an author or illustrator should be purchased early in the week to avoid disappointment.

  • Friends, and family members, and supporters of the Neary School can now participate in the Book Fair even if they do not live in the area! Barnes & Noble now offers an Online Book Fair shopping option through a special link at the Barnes & Noble website.  Supporters simply log on to www.bn.com/mybookfair, select their purchases, and enter Bookfair ID #10139194 on the checkout screen. (NOTE: This Bookfair ID number must be entered on the checkout screen in order for the Neary School to receive a percentage of the sale.)  All online purchases made in this manner from Monday, March 15th through Tuesday, March 23rd will be included in the Book Fair sales. 

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please contact Rachel Zides at 508-485-3798 or rzides@verizon.net.

2010 BOOK WEEK: March 15-18

MONDAY (3/15): Carlyn Beccia-Author/illustrator  Carlyn is from Lynnfield, MA and graduated from UMass in 1995.  She has combined an interest in history and using research to separate fact from fiction in her two recent picture books The Raucous Royals (how rumors get started) and Who Put the B in Ballyhoo? (a circus poster alphabet.)  She was also a Golden Kite honor recipient for picture book illustration.

TUESDAY (3/16): Jacqueline Davies-Author: One of the most popular books from this year’s Mass. Children’s Book Award is The Lemonade War by Ms. Davies about a brother and sister who want to see who first can make $100 selling lemonade.  She is also the author ofthe highly acclaimed picture book biography  The Boy Who Drew Birds (about John James Audubon), and recently wrote a picture book about the first US census in 1790: Tricking the Tallyman.  Jacqueline is from Needham Heights.

WEDNESDAY (3/17): Cynthia Lord-Author:  We are thrilled to be able to welcome a recent Newbery award winning author for Book Week this year.  Cynthia Lord’s Rules has been praised as a “heartwarming”  “engaging” and convincing portrait of an older sister struggling to find a balance in her life with an autistic younger brother.  Ms. Lord lives in coastal Maine and is the mother of an autistic son.

THURSDAY (3/18): “Big Joe”-Storyteller: According to his website, “Big Joe” (Pagliuca) from Brighton, MA., has been a professional storyteller for 10 years and has performed over 8600 times (the highlight was entertaining the children of the 2004 Red Sox.)  Using puppets and props, “Big Joe” has a repertoire of over 500 stories.   

To check out the websites of each of our guests, please find the “Subject Area Specialists” link from the Neary Website.

Thank you to Neary SOS for sponsoring and organizing our Book Week and Book Fair.  Neary School is unique in the state for providing this program to our students and staff each year for over twenty years!

Space Weather News for  March 12, 2010

Today, a newly discovered comet is plunging toward the sun for a close encounter it probably will not survive. The comet is rapidly vaporizing and appears very bright in coronagraph images from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).  Visit http://spaceweather.com for movies of the ongoing encounter and more information about the comet.

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New subscribers may sign up for free space weather alerts at  http://spaceweather.com/services/ .


Girl Scout Cookie Time

Troop 2807 Girl Scout Cookie Booth 
at the Town Center Plaza (in front of Dunkin Donuts)
Saturday morning 
March 13th
8:30 - 11:30

Still time to get Girl Scout cookies!

Buy some for yourself or buy a box to SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

Cookies will be stored then donated to the Armed Forces Weekend Care Package Drive 
 in honor of Courtney Wilson that will take place this May 15 & 16, 2010.



Tatnuck Booksellers Westborough Shopping Plaza

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Monday Mar. 15
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

Southborough Historical Society


"Songs of the Revolution"

Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 2:00pm

In Colonial Dress, performer Diane Taraz presents the "greatest hits" of the era, wonderful melodies rich in history, and explains the fascinating stories behind them. Diane takes listeners on a fascinating trip back in time, singing the songs people enjoyed in 1776 – lively drinking songs, laments for beloved soldiers, and ballads created in response to dramatic events of the American Revolution. She performs many with voice alone, the most authentic style, and also plays guitar and lap dulcimer, a centuries-old instrument with a lovely antique sound.

Event is free and open to the public.

Southborough Historical Society is located directly behind the Pilgrim Church and Southborough Town Hall.

15th Massachusetts Regiment

March 11, 2010 - The monument to the American Civil War 15th Massachusetts Regiment sits as a reminder in Antietam National Battlefield of the Worcester County men that marched to war to fight in Maryland.  It was quite the hike to find this monument as it is not actually located in the proximity of the other monuments in the "west woods".  You have to walk through the field and some trees and out by a highway to locate this monument.  Southborough sent 198 men to war during this time. (Southborough News photo)   For more information on the 15th Massachusetts click here.

Assabet Valley Mastersingers Present “Elijah”

The oratorio “Elijah” by Felix Mendelssohn will be presented by Assabet Valley Mastersingers with full orchestral accompaniment at 3:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Rd. (Route 85), Southborough, Sunday March 14. The location is accessible to the physically challenged, with assistive listening systems and large print programs available. Concert tickets may be purchased at Robinson Music Company, Westborough; Shattuck’s Pharmacy, Northborough; Coldwell Banker, Shrewsbury; English Garden Florist, Southborough; Arts Alliance in Hudson; and both Joy-Den Jewelers and Main Street Café in Marlborough. Advance sale tickets are $19 general or $17 for students/seniors. Regular cost will be $20, $18. For further info, call 1-978-562-9838 or visit www.avmsingers.org.

Marlborough Hospital Announces New Director of Development



Marlborough, MA, (March 11, 2010) -John Polanowicz, president and CEO of Marlborough Hospital has announced that Ellen C. Carlucci has been named the director of development for the organization.

Prior to joining Marlborough Hospital, Carlucci was with the American Heart Association (AHA) where she was responsible for managing several large-scale fundraisers including the AHA Central Massachusetts Heart Ball and Heart Walk. Previous to her position with the AHA, Ms. Carlucci worked in health care and corporate wellness for the past 15 years as well as fundraising and development for organizations in the health care, not-for-profit and educational areas.

She is a member of the Northborough-Southborough Music Association, Algonquin Boosters Club and a volunteer educator for St. Rose of Lima. Ms. Carlucci is a resident of Northborough.

Haiti Fundraiser

Local New England wildlife educators are putting on an amazing event this Sunday, March 14th from 12-5pm! They will be displaying over 50 different species of animals for all to see at the Holiday Inn in Boxboro, MA. A great way to enjoy this rainy Sunday is to go see this large variety of wild animals and meet the people who work with these animals! There will be animal presentations, a meet & greet with exotic animals, photo opportunities, animal displays, face painters, a silent auction, door prizes and much much more! This is an extremely unique opportunity to see many local professional wildlife educators all in one place! These people have dedicated their lives to wildlife conservation by teaching people of all ages about wild animals.

The event is rain or shine. The donation price to get in is $8 ages 16 and up, $5 for ages 3-15 and under 2yrs old get in free. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. For more information please check out the website at www.crittersforhaiti.webs.com.

Hope to see you there!

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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 music fans!
We have two fantastic performers for you this month:
Andrew McKnight & Anne Heaton.  You are in store for yet another night of fantastic music.

Since permanently leaving his corporate environmental engineering career in 1996, award-winning folk and Americana artist Andrew McKnight's musical journey has traced half a million miles of blue highways, and earned him a wealth of critical acclaim and enthusiastic fans for his captivating performances and five CDs.

Anne Heaton is an American jazz & pop influenced folk singer/songwriter and pianist from New York City. She is known for the infectious joy she exhibits singing and playing piano live. She has performed with major label recording artist Jewel and independent artists such as Melissa Ferrick, HEM, Jill Sobule and Jonatha Brooke.
Take advantage of the phenomenal deal from Tomasso, and please help us by supporting the Southborough Food Pantry.

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

See you Saturday!



Saturday March 13 @ 7:30

Anne Heaton

The music is at times lush and whimsical -- Heaton is often backed by a string quartet- and alternately intimate, she sings and plays piano only. What is created is a soulful record that gently urges the listener to both take risks and take comfort.

Andrew McKnight

Andrew McKight

Andrew's writing often encompasses his passion for community and causes such as preserving American landscapes and heritage. The Shenandoah Valley-based artist often shares his talents for a variety of worthy causes, such as a community radio station in Massachusetts, an at-risk youth mentoring program in California, and a food bank in suburban Seattle.

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.

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Best of Boston
Tomasso's Unbelievable Offer

Exclusive "3 Course Dinner & Show" Menu from
Tomasso Trattoria

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

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

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

Click here for a current list of items needed.

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

Thank you!


Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Monday Mar. 15
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

Winter Birding Trip to Halibut Point State Park

The Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary will be sponsoring a winter birding trip to Halibut Point State Park from 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m. For adults only, the cost is $30 members, $37 non-members. To register or for more info, call 1-508-753-6087 or visit www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/Sanctuaries/Broad_Meadow/index.php

Bicycle Drive

The Young People of First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist in Northborough will hold a bike drive on Saturday March 27 from 10:00 to 3:30 PM behind the church, located at 40 Church Street, Northborough. They will be accepting donations of used bicycles (please, no rusted hulks) to be donated to “Bikes Not Bombs” (“BNB”), a Boston organization that has both a local and global connection. BNB teaches disadvantaged youth in Boston how to repair bikes and gives them the opportunity to earn a bike that they themselves have fixed. The non-profit organization also ships bikes to Central America and Africa where local shops repair the bikes before they are given to folks as transportation to school or work.

BNB has sent over 37,000 bikes to Central America, the Caribbean and Africa and New Orleans in the last 24 years.

We are asking, where it is possible, for a $10 donation with each bike to assist BNB with costs.


Happy Meal

March 10, 2010 - Patrons enjoy the delicious pancake breakfast that Boy Scout Troop 1 has been serving for numerous years.

Southborough Public Library Beading Workshop, Tuesday, March 16

The Southborough Library will hold Beading Workshop on Tuesday, March 16,
from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough. Pat Ellis will teach participants how to make a necklace. There will be an $10.00 fee for materials for the beaded necklace, and payments are to be made to the Friends of the Library. If you own beading tools, you will want to bring them to the workshop – but, the library will provide some tools to share.

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


Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Monday Mar. 15
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

March 10, 2010 - Nomar comes back to the Sox.  Nomar Garciaparra came back to the Boston Red Sox and signed a one day contract so that he could retire as a Boston Red Sox player.  Nomar was brought up through the Boston Red Sox Farm teams and played for several years at shortstop before being traded in 2004. Click here for more information.

Heading Out

March 9, 2010 - Mom and daughter enjoy some of the best days of this winter.

Curling Champions

March 9, 2010 -

Local brothers make playoffs at recent Junior National Curling Championships in Bemidji, MN

Recently, two local brothers, Stephen (19) and Korey (14) Dropkin, competed in the Junior National Curling Championships in Bemidji , MN .  Included on their team were: Tom Howell ( Plainfield , NJ ), Ryan McMakin ( Potomac , MN ) and Cameron Ross ( Plainfield , NJ ). The boys finished in 3rd place in the 10-team round robin, competing against teams from Wisconsin, North Dakota, Minnesota, New York, Illinois and Washington. In the play-offs, the Dropkin rink lost to the Sean Beighton team from Washington, who went on to win Junior Nationals and will be competing at the World Championships in Flims , Switzerland .

Oldie but Goodie

March 9, 2010 - This antique pickup truck sits awaiting its driver on Main Street earlier this weekend.

Missing Something?

March 9, 2010 - The Harper's Ferry Armory, Fire Station sits at the confluence of the Shenandoah River and the Potomac River.  The Armory was the setting for the battle and capture of Abolitionist John Brown.  A contingent of Marlborough Civil War troops removed the bell to Marlborough MA after receiving orders to clear the building and town of anything valuable.  The John Brown Bell sits in a stone tower near the intersection of Main Street and Route 85.  Harper's Ferry has since been made into one of our National Parks. (Southborough News photo)

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Monday Mar. 15
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled




5:00 – 8:00 PM


 5:00 - 8:00 PM


 AGES 6 - 14


MAY 28, 2010






Parent’s Last Name: ____________________________         Parent’s First Name: __________________________


Mailing Address: ________________________________    City: _______________________  Zip Code: ________


Home Phone: (_____)  ____________ Cell # (______)  _________________  E-Mail address:  _________________________


Athlete’s Last Name: ___________________________          Athlete’s First Name: ___________________________


Date of Birth: _______ -________ -_______                              Gender:  M / F


Choice of week:    1__________    2 _FULL______   T-SHIRT SIZE;  YOUTH      M        L     ADULT   S       M       L        XL  



Cost for week        $95 – 1st child                      $85 – 2nd child                      $75 – 3rd child                      Family Max  -$255




Make checks payable to: Algonquin Track Booster Club


Mail to:  ARHS Track Booster Club

C/O Coach Boschetto

58 Pinehurst Ave.

Auburn, MA. 01501

 Yes _____   No  _____


All groups are set up by date of birth. There will be no changing of groups.

Medical Treatment Authorization


I hereby authorize the staff of Algonquin T& F Camp

to provide medical care that includes routine medical

treatment as necessary to my minor son/daughter.


Signature: _____________________________    Date ___________


Physical conditions that the staff should be aware of

(allergies, recurring illnesses, disabilities, chronic

illnesses, etc.)  ______________________________________________________________________________


Name of family physician: 

______________________________  Phone no.  ______________


Please indicate   HMO       PPO


Insurance company name and address __________________________________


City _____________________________                    State _____                           Zip __________


Policy subscribers name:  ____________________________


Emergency contact name _____________________________              Phone No.: _____________


Camp Staff:                    Andy Boschetto:

Head Track Coach Algonquin H. S.

Defensive Coordinator; Leominster Razorbacks, Semi-pro Football

Certified: Bigger Faster Stronger; Certified Throws Coach


Ken Morin

Sprint, Hurdle, & Relay Coach Algonquin H.S.

Head Soccer Coach - Algonquin H.S.

Certified: Bigger, Faster, Stronger


Ray Lachance

Former Jumps Coach A. R. H. S.


Staff includes track coaches, past and present members of the Algonquin Track team.




For more info call:                   Coach Andy Boschetto:  (508)832-8580 

Cell# (617) 571-9517

e-mail  abcoach@verizon.net


Coach Ken Morin:         (508) 460-8993

                                    Cell#  (774) 248-5266


Coach Ray LaChance:   (508) 869-3310

Cell#   (508) 439-3162



Please have campers arrive by 4:45 each night


Monday thru Thursday        5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.        Warm-up and stretch


5:35 p.m. - 7:40 p.m.   22 minute stations including: throwing, jumping, running, and hurdling


7:40 p.m. -8:00 p.m.    Cool down and stretch.


There are 10 events in total.    An athlete will do 5 on Mon. & Weds. The other 5 on Tues. & Thurs.


Friday:       5:00 p. m. - 5:30 p. m.             Warm-up and stretch


5:30 p. m. - 8:00 p. m.             TRACK MEET        (All athletes will compete in the events)


8:00 p. m.        Award Ceremony DEMONSTRATION BY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES         





Congratulations  Pvt. Matthew W. Deschamps

Local soldier graduates from OSUT training at Ft. Benning, GA

Southborough – Army infantryman Pvt. Matthew W. Deschamps graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) on February 26, 2010 at Ft. Benning, GA. OSUT is a combination of Basic Combat Training and Advances Individual Training. During the fourteen week training period, the private received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values. As an infantryman, he will supervise, lead, or serve as a member of an infantry activity that employs individual or crew served weapons in support of offensive and defensive combat operations. During his training Pvt. Deschamps earned the expert ranking in rifle marksmanship, and was awarded the blue Infantry shoulder cord, the Army Service ribbon and the National Defense Service medal. Pvt. Deschamps has been assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Ft. Hood, TX where he will continue his training.

He is the son of Ann & Tim Deschamps of Southborough, and is a 2009 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School

Movie Review and in Person


March 8, 2010 - Jeffrey S.S. Johnson talks to movie goers that attended the showing of his movie at PilgrimChurch, "Letters to God". Below photos are with  his mom and one with him and his dad. Other photos depict the crowd that gathered to watch the movie.  Letters to God has Johnson portraying a letter carrier who intercepts letters to God that are sent from an eight year old boy battling cancer.  Lives become entwined and changed.  For more information on the movie click here.


The Southborough Players presents in conjunction with the internationally acclaimed Missoula Children’s Theatre “The Pied Pier”

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.--Auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “The Pied Piper” will be held on Monday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. at Margaret A. Neary Elementary School, located at 57 Parkerville Road in Southborough.

There are roles for students Kindergarten through grade 12.  Approximately 50-60 local students will be cast to appear in the Shows with the MCT Tour Actor/Director.  There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play.

Audition Details: Students wishing to audition must arrive by the scheduled starting time and stay for the entire two-hour session. The first rehearsal begins approximately 15-30 minutes after the audition. This is a group audition – no advance preparation is necessary. Students should just be ready to come and have a good time!  All who are cast will be required to pay a $65 participation fee at the conclusion of the auditions.  This fee will help with production costs and include five scheduled theatre workshops to be presented by the tour directors from MCT.  A detailed rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the end of the audition. All those cast must be available for all scheduled performances.

Rehearsal Details: Rehearsals will be every day from 4:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at Neary Elementary School.  Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role.  Cast members scheduled for the full 4 ˝ hours of rehearsal will be asked to bring a sack lunch, dinner or snack. 

Show Details:  “The Pied Piper” will take place on Saturday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Trottier Middle School, located at 49 Parkerville Road in Southborough.  The students in the cast will be called for dress rehearsal before the performance that day.  All those cast must be available for all scheduled performances.

About the Presenters: The Missoula Children’s Theatre is a non-profit organization based in Missoula, Montana.  This coming year more than 65,000 cast members across the globe will take to the stage to the delight and applause of their families, friends, community, neighbors and teachers!  The residency in Southborough is made possible by The Southborough Players, who have been offering quality community theatre in the Metrowest area for more than 40 years. Tania Saunders, a director for MCT, is an alumnus of Southborough Players.

Spring Can't be To Far Away

March 8, 2010 - Enjoying the break in the weather.


Thursday March 25, 7:00-8:30pm, Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Join Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT), Organization for the Assabet River (OAR) and the Maynard Historical Society for this very unique lecture.  Hosted at SVT’s headquarters at 18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury.  The lecture is led by Maynard resident David Mark, entitled “History of the Ice Trade on the Assabet River”.

For much of the 19th century Boston was the hub of the ice export business, shipping ice as far as India. Thoreau writes in Walden of 100 men descending on Walden Pond the winter of 1846-47. This talk will give you an in-depth history of the ice trade and ice houses on the Assabet River.

Registration required.

SVT and OAR Members and Maynard Residents: Free.  Non-members: $5.00

To register, please go to: www.svtweb.org/events-calendar or call 978-443-5588 x30

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Monday Mar. 15
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

Girl's Softball Clinic


Open Gym


ARHS Wrestling Clinic

March 9 - April 15


Friends of Southborough Recreation

St. Patrick's Day Party!

Monday, March 15 3:30 to 5:30pm






Please call/email the office if you wish to be placed on our list or to request a copy of the list.

A Little Sign of Spring

March 7, 2010 - It seems as though it's been a long cold winter but the Skunk Cabbage in the swamps has started to poke through. (Southborough News photo)

Scouts Get Ready for the Annual Pancake Breakfast

March 7, 2010 - Troop 1 Scouts sell pancake breakfast tickets and raffle tickets yesterday at the Transfer Station.  The breakfast was held earlier this morning.  (Southborough News photo)

Southborough Politics

Seats available




Town Moderator

1 year


Board of Selectmen

3 years


Board of Commissioners of Trust Funds

3 years


Board of Assessors

3 years


Board of Health

3 years


Board of Trustees Southborough Library

3 years


Board of Trustees Southborough Library

2 years


School Committee

3 years


Northborough-Southborough Regional
School District Committee

3 years


Planning Board

5 years


Southborough Housing Authority

5 years



 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


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


The Long Walk

March 7, 2010 - This sign says it all.  It's a long walk toward Maine from Harper's Ferry, West VA.  This photo shows the rail line, tunnel and Appalachian trail crossing the Potomac River (on left under railroad bridge) from West Virginia into Maryland.  The Shenandoah River (on the right) empties into the Potomac at this point.  (Southborough News photo)


March 7, 2010 - An earlier photo of work in progress for the new Southborough Veterinary Hospital.  The major portion of work has been completed and Veterinarians Dr. Ogden and Dr. Westphal have moved their practice from Marlborough Road, Southborough to the new vet clinic at 78 Deerfoot Road.  Click here for more information.


 The Office of the Superintendent is accepting naming nominations per Regional School Committee Policy F-100 Naming of the High School, Parts of the High School, and Grounds.

Students, school staff and district residents may submit nominations to the Superintendent for disclosure to the Regional School Committee. Nominations should be brief, two paragraph statement containing biographical/historical data, and reasons supporting the choice.


Permanently naming buildings after individuals is a serious undertaking that can have long-term ramifications. Suitable candidates should be widely acknowledged to have made extraordinary contributions to their field of service and/or the High School. Representative candidates may be drawn from those recognized nationally or internationally as paragons of their profession; alternatively direct providers of services to students may also qualify, e.g. teachers. Individuals selected should have widespread recognition in the community as paragons of their profession. Names cannot be considered for 5 years after employment by the District. Elected officials are not eligible for consideration for 5 years after their term of service. Examples could be drawn from the following list:

·      Graduates or other former members of the high school community, or resident of the district, who has achieved statewide or national prominence for major accomplishments.

·      An individual outside of the high school community who has made a major contribution to education statewide or nationally, a contribution which substantially benefits the High School.

·      A locally or nationally prominent individual or organization, of impeccable character and reputation who has made or is offering to make, a substantial donation to the high school.

Please forward nominations to:

Office of the Superintendent of Schools

53 Parkerville Road

Southborough, MA 01772

Attn: Naming Nomination

Nominations for this round must be received by 4:00p.m. on March 31, 2010.

Southborough meetings

March 8 -  March 12, 2010





Advisory Committee 3/8 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Assabet Valley Regional District School Committee 3/9 7:00 PM Assabet Valley Regional School Committee Conference Room
State of the Library 3/9 7:00 PM Southborough Library
Board of Selectmen - Executive Session returning to Open Session at conclusion of Executive Session - Agenda 3/9 6:00 PM Hearing Room town House
Emergency Planning and Management Committee 3/9 10:00 AM Emergency operations center Southborough Fire station
Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee 3/9 7:00 PM Library Classroom D110i, Algonquin Regional HS
Southborough School Committee - Agenda 3/10 6:30 PM Library Trottier Middle School
Woodward School Council 3/10 3:30 PM Cafeteria Woodward School
ZAC 3/10 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Recycling Committee 3/11 7:30 PM Conference Room DPW
Trust Fund Committee 3/11 8:00 AM First Floor Town House Foyer
Southborough Unscheduled 3/11    
Board of Assessors 3/11 8:30 AM Hearing Room Town House
Workplace Safety 3/12 9:00 AM Hearing Room Town House

Southborough Library

Sunday 7 Monday 8 Tuesday 9 Wednesday 10 Thursday 11 Friday 12 Saturday 13

Storytime ages 2-5 years 10:30 AM




Storytime with special guest author

ages 2-5 years 10:30 AM 


State of the Library Open House 7:00 PM


Storytime ages 2-5 10:30 AM

Science and books 3:30 PM

Young Adult Book Club 6:30 PM



Toddler Time 11:00 AM





The Library has a great new website:  Click here

For the March Calendar with Reminders click here

Senior Center Activities

8  Monday  9 Tuesday 10  Wednesday 11 Thursday 12 Friday 13 Saturday
8:30 am 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 AM Dr. Cooper
9:30 am Tai Chi
10:00 AM Creative Writers
9:30 AM Cribbage 11:00 Senior Singers 9:30 Mah Jongg 10:00 Canasta
12 PM Blue plate special
12 Ping Pong
11:00 AM Book Club
2 PM fitness 12 PM Pitch 12:00 PM Food for Life 12 Pitch 11:30 AM Movie Julia and Julia
  1:00 water aerobics 2:00 PM Fitness 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"


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.


Matinee Southborough Senior Center

Friday, March 12th

Bag Lunch at 11:30am

(Choose either Roast Beef or Tuna with Potato Salad, Cookie and a Drink)

Movie at 12:00pm

Suggested Donation is $5.00

You’ll enjoy this wonderful comedy about a frustrated

temporary secretary (Amy Adams) when she embarks

on a year-long culinary quest to cook all 524 recipes in

Julia Child’s mastering the Art of French Cooking.

She chronicles her trials and tribulations in a blog that

catches on with the food crowd. The film also covers

the years Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and her husband

Paul (Stanley Tucci) spent in Paris during the

1940’s and 1950’s, when he was a foreign diplomat who

was eventually investigated by Sen. Joseph McCarthy

for alleged communist ties.

Sign up and spend an afternoon at the

movies on the big screen!

Julie & Julia

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Monday Mar. 15
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

No Events Scheduled

Another Sign of Spring

 March 7, 2010 - Northborough-Southborough Girls LAX kicked off its season this weekend.  St. Mark's graciously allows the boys and girls LAX programs to use its "Cage" to begin practices before the fields are ready.