At the recent Selectmen's meeting, residents voiced their
concerns pro and con about the widening of Route 30 from the Route 85 lights
west to Fay School. Several residents voiced concern over movement of
the Common stonewall but many more seemed to be in agreement that it would
be better to move the wall than to move the road closer to the homes and
business directly across the street. The DPW had recently put out
colored stakes representing how much land taking would be needed for several
road options. The plans can be found by clicking on the link.
All seniors in the district are invited to the 30th annual
Thursday, April 22nd
9am - 3pm
Assabet Valley Regional High School
215 Fitchburg St, Marlborough, MA
The Senior Conference -- free for all seniors -- will
feature a wide variety of services, workshops, food and entertainment
For more information,
or call my District Director, Peggy Schwarz Ayres, at 508-786-3040.
for Those Affected by Flooding
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency that is
coordinating all of the efforts in response to the flooding that we’ve
recently experienced. If your home or business has been damaged as a result
of the flooding – regardless of whether it is covered by homeowner’s
insurance – you may be eligible for federal disaster relief funding.
Eldridge, Lt. Gov Murray, Rep. Arciero and
Littleton Town Officials inspect flooding on Rt. 119
the application process, call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362). If you have an
emergency, contact your local emergency responders.
individuals may also be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance if you
are temporarily unemployed as a result of the flooding. Please
Mass Audubon is hosting its annual
Statewide Volunteer Day and you're invited!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
9 am to noon
Join us for a day of family fun
as we spruce up our trails and gardens, put on a
fresh coat of paint, and dive into other spring
cleaning projects. See our list of participating
sanctuaries for more details (below) and
sign-up online today!
There are plenty of activities planned for all
ages and abilities, whether you're looking for
kid-friendly work (planting native
wildflowers) or more strenuous activities (clearing
brush). We can also provide your child with
a community service verification letter
after the work is done.
Maura Fuller, Painting & Design, Class of
2010 and Mike DiCelie, Drafting & Design Technologies, Class
drama club is putting on the musical ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
soon for Assabet audiences, but not a whole lot of people
actually know who this Fiddler is, and why he chooses to
fiddle on a rooftop.
The background to ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ happens like this-
Joseph Stein, an American writer, based a collective of
several tales from Russia when it still had a monarchy
together, in a musical.
The main storyline is about Tevye, a father who is trying to
protect his family and religious traditions while the rest
of the world is encroaching upon these aspects of his life.
He has to do this while handling his three daughters, all of
whom want to marry men farther and farther from his beliefs.
‘Fiddler on the Roof’ first appeared as a musical in 1964 on
Broadway, and was the first musical to ever surpass the
3,000 performances mark. This show was the longest running
until Grease came along and snapped up the coveted spot.
The title of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ wound up coming from a
common saying, that life during the time the play is based
was as ‘precarious as a fiddler on a roof’. Apparently, the
play is a smash with school and community productions.
Music teacher, John Russo, came up with the idea of
performing the play “Fiddler on the Roof” at Assabet Valley
High School. This play was chosen before the rest because
they have not done a play in a while and they wanted to do a
different type of show for the audience. This is
co-director, Nicole Lodowsky’s third year assisting in the
“I feel very excited about the play. The cast is a great
group of kids,” said Lodowsky.
There were some challenges bringing this production to life,
but after many rehearsals, the cast is ready to perform for
a live audience. Lodowsky said, “It takes a lot of hard work
and it took a long time to memorize the lines, the
choreography and the music.”
All of the cast members want to have a big audience no
matter if it is staff members, family members or friends.
They just want people to love the show because the students
worked so hard on the play.
The play will be performed on Thursday April 8th and Friday
April 9th. This play will be performed on two nights and two
nights only, at 7:00 o’clock pm. Public tickets cost $5,
senior citizens get in for free and children under 12 are
for free and students cost $2.
Westborough, MA Facial Plastic Surgeon prominently featured
in cover article for April issue of VOGUE magazine.
After almost twenty years and two facelifts,
one woman discovers new-generation dermatologic treatments that compliment
surgical procedures without having a repeat operation.
Min S. Ahn, MD
FACS, Facial Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director of the Aesthetic Wellness
Center, is prominently featured in the April 2010 issue of Vogue magazine in
a cover story titled “My Three Facelifts: A 20-Year Nip & Tuck Diary.” The
author, Joan Gage, describes her 20 year journey through the ever changing
field of cosmetic surgery, starting with her first facelift from
world-renowned surgeon Daniel C. Baker, MD of Manhattan, to her most recent
procedure with Dr. Min S. Ahn, MD, FACS of Westborough, MA.
ago, Joan Gage wrote a sensational article titled “Diary of a Face-Lift” in
Vogue magazine. The article chronicled her entire experience undergoing a
facelift when it was still considered somewhat taboo. Sixteen years and an
additional facelift later, Joan chose to have a consultation with Dr. Min S.
Ahn of The Aesthetic Wellness Center in Westborough, MA.
initial meeting, Dr. Ahn recommended the Fraxel re:pair treatment, a
breakthrough laser resurfacing treatment, as well as injections of the
hyaluronic-acid filler Juvederm, to rejuvenate her appearance. Dr. Ahn, who
graduated from Harvard University and is double board certified in Facial
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery, was one of the
first physicians in the country to offer the Fraxel re:pair laser
describes her experience with Dr. Ahn and the Fraxel re:pair laser and
Juvederm treatments from the initial seminar at his office, up to one year
post-Fraxel. Using a combination of cutting-edge, non-surgical techniques,
Dr. Ahn was able to extend the results of a facelift the author received
nearly a decade ago. Two years later, she is just one of many who
experienced the exceptional results of the Fraxel re:pair laser and Juvederm
treatments available at the Aesthetic Wellness Center.
to the Fraxel laser treatment, Dr. Ahn offers an array of both surgical and
non-surgical options that rejuvenate your natural beauty, while providing a
very personal experience for each individual client. These options include
Botox and Juvederm treatments, Mini Facelifts and Necklifts, Fraxel re:pair
and re:store laser treatments, laser hair removal, physician strength peels,
and more. For more information on Dr. Ahn and the services provided at the
Aesthetic Wellness Center please visit
www.awcenter.com or call 508-366-2020
"You are getting very
sleepy.... Come see the Hypnotist Show at
Algonquin Regional High School (79 Bartlett Street,
7pm on April 8th! Open to the public, students, and
families of Northborough and Southborough... a guaranteed night
of [appropriate] hysterics and fun! Admission is only $10 (less
than a movie)! Students from Algonquin will be hypnotized but
YOU could possibly
be called from the audience
to join! For more info, check out
St. Mark’s School
Invitational Choral Festival
Friday, April 9, 2010 7:30 pm
Class of 1945 Hall
Center for the Arts
St. Mark’s School is hosting a sixth annual SPRING SING
Invitational Choral Festival on Friday, April 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm.
Choral groups from St. Mark’s, Groton School and Fay School will be
joined by the Boston University Chamber Singers for this evening of
singing in the Class of 1945 Hall on the St. Mark’s School campus in
Southborough, MA. Admission is free and the public is welcome to
attend. Parking is available adjacent to the Center for the Arts. The
Class of 1945 Hall is handicapped accessible.
The Town of Southborough is accepting applications for a
qualified full-time Town Planner. Performs professional, technical and
administrative work associated with planning/land use controls and provides
technical and administrative assistance to Planning Board. Candidate must
possess knowledge of basic land use concepts such as subdivision, roadway
design, landscape design, and site development. Thorough knowledge of local
zoning by-laws, subdivision regulations and other applicable state statutes,
rules and regulations as required. Strong interpersonal, written,
communication skills and experience with MS Office required. Familiarity
with GIS and local government a plus. Bachelor’s Degree is required;
Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Land Use Planning is preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in municipal or environmental planning.
Salary range $60,000-$75,000, excellent employee benefits. Send cover letter
& resume to Personnel Dept. 17 Common Street, Southborough, MA 01772
immediately or e-mail
Join us! The Alzheimer's
Association's Run for the Memory
team is seeking runners and volunteers
to participate in our spring/summer running program. * Boston 2010, April
19, 2010, Qualified marathon runners still welcome; *
Run2Remember, May 30, 2010, Applications available online; and * Max
Performance Triathlon Series, Summer, 2010, perfect for first-time
triathletes! For information, visit the
Many teams to choose from including several favorite
people of Southborough walking for the cause.
Group of Southborough Mom’s are “IN IT TO END IT!”
She is a mother of three, a mom of two, a single mom, a sister, an aunt,
grandmother, great grandmother, sister-in law, friend, or colleague. She is
a woman who suddenly woke up and felt something not quite right, or a woman
who learned of her fate from an ultrasound. These are the women in our
lives, some are from Southborough, and
others are from our personal families. These women are currently fighting
this disease and sadly some have lost the battle. We are walking to honor
and memorialize them. We are walking because we want to put an end to this
disease and we are walking for the 1 in 3 women that have yet to be
diagnosed with the disease.
Six Southborough Mom’s have said we are “In it to End it” and have formed a
team of walkers to participate in this years “Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
On May 15 & 16 the Sobo Mamas will be walking 39 miles to raise money for
Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. This group consists of Sally Fodor,
Nancy Barton, Marie Lescalleet, Sally Murphy, Ellen Factor and Sue Butka.
Together they plan to make a difference. They need your help, Please
consider making a donation to their team by logging onto
The New England Center for Children (NECC®)
5K Walk/Run for Autism
Proudly Sponsored By
The New England Center for Children's 4th
5K Walk/Run for Autism will be held on
Saturday, May 8, 2010 in Southborough, MA.
For 35 years The New England Center for
Children has provided state-of-the-art
education and individualized treatment, with
care and respect, for children with autism
and related disabilities. We are a
non-profit education center dedicated to
transforming the lives of children with
autism worldwide through education,
research, and technology.
The proceeds of the walk/run will benefit
NECC’s Annual Fund, which allows us to
provide our students with the learning
environment they need to gain greater
For more information, email email@example.com
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May 2nd- 2nd Annual Jeanne
Arathuzik Memorial 5k
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
for her whole life.
Proceeds will be put
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
Date & Time:
Sunday, May 2nd at 11:00
Starts at 9:00am. Kids’
race at 10am. Course:
Algonquin Regional High
School (79 Bartlett
Awards for all
categories following the
19 and under; 20-39;
40-59; 60+ Amenities:
T-shirts to all
registered before April
15. Entry Fee:
$20.00 before April
15th. $25.00 after
TOP 3 MALE/FEMALE
OVERALL WILL RECEIVE
YOUR CHOICE OF RUNNING
SPONSORED BY NEW
Friends of the
Southborough Youth Commission
17 Common Street, Southborough
Counseling – Youth Activities – Education & Information –
Preventative & Community Programs
2010 Wine Tasting & Shopping For A Cause
3rd Annual Evening of Supporting Our Community Resource
Friends of the
Commission supports the services of Southborough Youth and
which provides counseling, youth activities, education and information, and
community programs to the residents of Southborough. On April 28, 2010
of The Southborough
Youth Commission are organizing a night out consisting of Wine Tasting,
a raffle and a night of fabulous
shopping at The Southborough
from 7:00-9:00pm. All of the proceeds will be donated to Southborough Youth
If you are able to
help out by donating a raffle item or would like to be a vendor at this
contact Jill Pappas
at firstname.lastname@example.org (508.490.9902) or Karin Weinberg at email@example.com
Please note that we are charging a flat rate of $30 to each vendor this
is essential for Southborough Youth and Family Services to continue helping
families in need in our community. As you probably know SY&FS has been
budget cuts that
are already impacting the services that they are able to deliver. Your
and generosity are
crucial and very much appreciated. Thank you very much for your
and interest. We
look forward to hearing from you.
Algonquin Music Showcase, 7 pm
Hypnotist Show, 7 p.m.
4/9 End of Term 3 4/15 Spring Instrumental Concert, 7:30
p.m. 4/19 - 4/23 April Vacation 4/26 Students Return 4/29 Spring Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m.
5/1 SAT's @ ARHS, 8:00 a.m. 5/1
NEF Quiz Night,
7 pm 5/2
Cinco de Mayo 5K,
11:00 am 5/4 Open
Mike CoffeeeHouse 7pm 5/7
Junior Prom, Union Station 7-11 p.m.
April 6, 2010 - Don Robinson from National Grid did a
presentation on electrical safety for the boy's and parents of Southborough
Cub Scout Pack 921 Monday night at St. Mark's Church. Don brought along a
teaching display which shows the effects of electricity in varied
situations. Sparks flew as the kids peppered Mr. Robinson with questions and
learned about voltage, watts, amps and grounding.
Coming Back to Worcester
April 20 & 21
receiving this note because you
asked to be advised when we are
visiting Worcester Airport next:
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
This Saturday we feature our second CD release
party of the year. Those who came to see Maura
Kennedy at her Boston area solo CD release were
not disappointed. This month, we feature
Les Sampou as part of her CD release tour.
This is Les' first time at Steeple Coffeehouse,
but I have worked with her before and she is
fantastic. She is a wonderful performer and I
can't wait to hear the new material.
Getting us started is
Pesky J. Nixon, a great group of guys with a
great sound. This will be a fun night!
We are doing our best to help you contribute to
the community we live in while providing an
opportunity to enjoy great live music. Please
help us help you and our neighbors by joining us
for a great evening.
an blues/rock musician from greater
Boston's south shore. She is an award
winning songwriter who has performed at
Montreal Jazz Festival, Kerrville Folk
Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival,
Toronto Blues Festival, and Falcon Ridge
to name a few. She has conducted
workshops at Berklee School of Music and
appeared on the top syndicated radio
programs such as Acoustic Cafe, World
Cafe, and NPR.
Steeple Coffeehouse is proud to be a
featured stop on Sampou's CD Release
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
For current menu click
For complete details click
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
When donating items, please check the expiration
dates as the Food Pantry won't be able to use
APRIL IS POETRY MONTH!
The Library is having a POETRY CONTEST
for kids age 7 and older
**A timed tongue twister contest
**Guess the real poem
**Poetry Mad Libs
If you would like to participate, please register at the
Children’s Room desk or call 485-5031
Prizes will be awarded!~ Giggles guaranteed!
Pied Pier” to enchant Southborough Audiences
Southborough Players presents in conjunction with the internationally
acclaimed Missoula Children’s Theatre the classic children’s story
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.—The Southborough Players is proud to present Missoula
Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “The Pied Piper” 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.
show is the culmination of a week-long residency where 50 to 60 students
grades K-12, or a combination of these ages, are cast and well rehearsed
throughout the week, learning lines, songs and choreography to perform as an
ensemble in producing a full-length musical. A tour team arrives in a given
town with a set, lights, costumes, props and make-up, everything it takes to
put on a play...except the cast.
Southborough native and Southborough Players alumna Tania Saunders, a
director with MCT, is excited to be back home for this show.
have always wanted to come back and direct a show in this community. I have
grown so much from when I first started back when I was 6 years old in my
first Southborough Players show,” said Saunders. “I have taken all things I
have learned growing up as a performer and director, and am very excited to
teach all I have learned to the children and in the community and
What do you do when your town is overrun by ravenous rats? Sara, an orphan
girl, and the other Townspeople of Hamelin Town turn to the Mayor of Hamelin
and his Council when their town is threatened. They then call on the Pied
Piper to save them from the troublesome creatures. The Mayor's son and
daughter and the Cooks also join in the endeavor. Find out what happens when
the town is unable to pay the Piper and the children are led away from the
town along with the rats!
About the presenters:
Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT), the nation’s largest touring children’s
theatre, has been touring extensively for 35 years now from Montana to
Japan, and will visit nearly 1,300 communities this year with 47 teams of
Tour Actor/Directors. All of MCT’s shows are original adaptations of
children's stories and fairytales—a twist on the classic stories that you
know and love. The residency in Southborough is made possible by The
Southborough Players, who have been offereing quality community theatre in
the Metrowest area for more than 40 years.
MA – The State of Emergency that Governor Deval Patrick declared last
week in response to the March 29 storm that produced heavy rains,
widespread road closures and major flooding has been terminated. In
addition, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) affirmed that
assistance will be available to residents and businesses impacted by
Lieutenant Governor Timothy P.
Murray signed the State of Emergency termination document on Monday
morning, which demobilized the Massachusetts National Guard called to
duty by the Governor to fill and transport sandbags to affected areas,
direct traffic, conduct wellness checks and patrol areas with forced
FEMA's announcement affirmed that
the current Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance will now
apply to individuals and businesses impacted by both flooding events
last month - March 12-15 and March 29-30.
"I am thankful to President Obama
for acknowledging the impact the two storms and resulting flooding has
created for most of the Commonwealth," said Governor Patrick. "We urge
people to register with FEMA and apply for help, especially if you need
assistance with housing, clothing, food, and other basic needs."
The assistance was initially
authorized under a Major Federal Disaster Declaration requested by
Governor Patrick on March 25 and issued by President Barack Obama on
March 29 for the March 12-15 storm and flooding event. In the three days
since the approval, 5,170 people have applied and FEMA inspectors have
already started visiting homes of these applicants to make
determinations quickly and get assistance to impacted homeowners and
"Communities across the
Commonwealth were dramatically impacted by the two major storms that
struck Massachusetts at the end of last month," said Lieutenant Governor
Timothy Murray. "Governor Patrick and our administration appreciate the
support and recognition by President Obama, who declared a state of
emergency for Massachusetts last week as a result of these devastating
storms. At this time, it is imperative that our residents learn of the
resources and funding available through FEMA so that they can receive
the proper assistance during this critical time."
The President's action makes
Individual Assistance (IA) Programs available to affected homeowners,
renters and businesses in a seven-county area - Essex, Middlesex,
Worcester, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Counties. State
officials are reviewing data to see if any additional counties qualify
to be added to the eligibility list.
IA Programs administered by FEMA
and the Small Business Administration (SBA) include Individuals and
Households Programs (IHP), Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Crisis
Counseling, Legal Assistance, Tax Relief and Small Business
Administration Disaster Loans.
Individuals and business owners
who sustained losses in the designated counties can initiate the
application process for assistance by calling the FEMA Teleregistration
numbers: 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing
and speech impaired, or by registering online at
The toll-free Teleregistration numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10
p.m., seven days a week until further notice
The Massachusetts Emergency
Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for
coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources
during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all
hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the
public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals,
families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for,
and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made.
For additional information about
MEMA and Winter & Flooding Preparedness, go to
Follow MEMA updates on Facebook and Twitter.
It's a Fantastic Spring Season at the
"Jim Henson's Fantastic World" opens in just
a few days on April 3! Spirits are high here
at the Museum! The staff is busily working
on finishing touches in the gallery. The
media is abuzz with news of the opening.
Public programs are lined up with choices
for all ages.
If the Henson exhibition isn't enough,
two other popular shows, "Treasured Lands"
and "The Art of the Movie Theater," have
people talking—and visiting! It's a great
Be sure to fan us on
Facebook, or follow us on
Twitter user for regular updates. Hope
to see you soon!
Jim Henson’s Fantastic World
April 3 through June 27, 2010 Please note: The Museum will be
closed on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010
Jim Henson (1936-1990)—artist, puppeteer,
film director and producer—created elaborate
imaginary worlds filled with unique
characters, objects, environments and even
languages and cultures. His work is enjoyed
in dozens of languages in more than 100
countries. “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” a
new exhibition from the Smithsonian
Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)
The Jim Henson Legacy, offers a rare
peek into the imagination and creative
genius of this multitalented innovator and
creator of Kermit the Frog, Big Bird and
other beloved characters. The exhibition
features 100 original artworks, including
drawings, cartoons and storyboards that
illustrate Henson’s talent as a storyteller
and visionary. Among the variety of
exhibition objects are puppets, and
television and movie props, photographs of
Henson and his collaborators at work and
original video productions, including
excerpts from Henson’s early career and
experimental films. Visit the Museum's
web site for more detailed information.
Lands: The Fifty-Eight U.S. National Parks
in Focus" Opens to Great Coverage!
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark
Feeney reviewed both "Treasured Lands" and
"The Art of the Movie Theater" in
The Boston Globe. A full-color
center spread made quite an impact! He
writes, "Luong contributes to the process an
exacting eye, a knack for finding delicacy
within grandeur, and discipline of heroic
Chris Bergeron, reporter for the
MetroWest Daily News always does a fantastic
job reviewing our shows. He presents a
compelling look at "Treasured Lands,"
writing, "After a long, dreary winter, the
spectacular beauty of the different natural
habitats Luong has captured should thrill
visitors and inspire them to follow in his
footsteps." Here's his complete
Tampa Theater, 2000. Tampa, Florida.
Photo by Stefanie Klavens.
"The Art of the Movie Theater" Featured
Widely in The Boston Globe
In addition to the review listed above,
"The Art of the Movie Theater"
photographer Stefanie Klavens served as a
guest contributor to The Boston Globe,
feature story on the history of her
project. With a long-held interest in
popular culture, she says, "My attachment to
these theaters is both artistic and
personal." The show is on view at the Museum
through May 31, 2010.
Art educator and puppeteer Michelle Finston
will help people of all ages work together
to make puppets from simple objects and use
their creations to tell stories. Ages
7–adult; younger children should be
accompanied by an adult. $20/participant
(non-member); $15/participant (member).
Pre-register by Friday, April 2, by email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited to 15.
Henson Film Series at the Brattle
Friday, April 16–Sunday, April 18
This collaborative program with the Brattle
Theatre combines select rarities by Jim
Henson with the more traditional Muppet
feature films. Films will be shown at the
Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA.
theater's listings for details.
Noah's Ark Clock, 1974. Bequest of
George A. McFadden
Activity The Sun, the Moon, and Father Time:
Learn More About Clocks
Thursday, April 22, 2 pm–4 pm
Clocks have personality! Join museum staff
for exciting gallery activities that explore
“George McFadden’s Enchanted Clocks,”
followed by craft projects. For children
ages 6 and up with accompanying adult.
$5/family (non-members) and $3/family
(members). No pre-registration necessary.
"Sowing the Seeds of Liberty"
Patriot's Day Activities
11 am–2 pm
Celebrate Patriot's Day with arts and crafts
activities exploring life in 1775. Tour the
exhibition, "Sowing the Seeds of Liberty:
Lexington and the American Revolution."
$5/family (members); $7/family
In addition, the Lexington Alarm, the
historic manuscript drafted the morning of
April 19, 1775, to alert the colonies that
war with the British had begun, will also be
Mornings at the Museum: Story Hour for Very
Thursday, April 29, 10:30 am
We will read stories and do related crafts
that explore the theme of creativity, as
inspired by Jim Henson’s work. We’ll also
pay a visit to “Jim Henson’s Fantastic
World.” For children age 4 and under with
accompanying adult. $5/child (non-members)
and $3/child (members).
Fan Us on Face Book!
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another easy way to stay current with Museum
events and news. Please take a moment to fan
us by clicking
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all our great exhibitions and programs!
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another easy way we can keep you up to date.
National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421
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.
Jim Henson exhibition organized by
The Jim Henson Legacy and SITES,
with the Henson Family; The Jim
Henson Company; The Muppets Studio,
LLC; and Sesame Workshop. Made
possible by The Biography Channel.
Additional support provided by The
Jane Henson Foundation and Cheryl
All programs made possible by The
Smithsonian Community Grant program,
funded by MetLife Foundation.
REGISTER FOR THE NORTHEAST
FISH AND WILDLIFE CONFERENCE
The Massachusetts Division of
Fisheries and Wildlife will be hosting the 66th Annual
Northeast Fish and
Wildlife Conference at the
Newton-Boston Marriot Hotel, April 25-27, 2010. This event is a
gathering of natural resource professionals from Maryland to the
Canadian provinces designed to provide opportunities for education,
discussion, and exchanging of ideas. This year’s theme is “Climate
Change and Wildlife Conservation-Adaptation and Mitigation”. Sessions
include a Climate Change Forum, a Striped Bass Symposium and a Wildlife
Damage Workshop. Technical papers and poster sessions on topics relating
to wildlife, fresh water and marine fisheries, mapping systems, habitat
management, wildlife information and education and conservation law
enforcement will be presented. Fish and wildlife related vendors will be
exhibiting throughout the meeting, and professional fish and wildlife
groups will be meeting. Registration materials and session information
is on the conference website at
or contact Delaney Meeting and Event Management at (802) 865-5202.
NEWS AND NOTES
Upcoming Meetings -- The
Natural Heritage & Endangered
Species Advisory Committee will
meet at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's Field Headquarters
located off North Drive in Westborough on Thursday, April 9, 2010 from
1:30- 4:30 PM. The Fisheries and Wildlife Board will meet
on April 29, 2010 at 2 PM at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's
Field Headquarters located off North Drive in Westborough. Both meetings
are open to the public and the building is handicapped accessible.
Wildlife Editor And
Biologist Honored -- For his dedication to youth and
conservation, Peter Mirick of West Boylston, state wildlife biologist
and editor of Massachusetts Wildlife magazine, was recently
honored by the Mahar Regional High School Fish’N Game Club as
Conservationist of the Year. “Two things are critical to conservation in
Massachusetts,” said Mike Roche, Mahar Fish N Game Club Advisor. “One is
involving youth and the second is getting the word out to the public
about conservation. Peter Mirick excels at both. He is a tremendous
influence on young people.” Roche cited Mirick’s work with youth at the
Massachusetts Junior Conservation Camp and founding of FAWNS (Facts
About Wildlife and Nature Society) and its signature event, the
Massachusetts Outdoor Expo (Big MOE) as examples of his work with young
people. For his efforts in promoting the conservation message, Roche
praised Mirick’s writing and editorial skills in the producing
Massachusetts Wildlife magazine, the Division of Fisheries and
Wildlife’s flagship publication.
Please Volunteer For
Envirothon 2010!—Approximately 500 students, in teams
representing high schools across the state, will be participating in the
on May 13, 2010, at
Otter River State Forest
in Baldwinville (Templeton). This statewide natural resources
competition engages student-teams with real-life environmental questions
in their communities and introduces them to major environmental topics
during the academic year. On May 13, student teams will come together to
test their knowledge of forests, wildlife, soil, and water resources.
They will also give short presentations about how this year’s Current
Protection," is and
could be addressed in their community, then answer questions from a
panel of judges about the team’s recommendations.
“The annual exploration of
environment and community that is Envirothon is only possible because of
the people who volunteer their time or give other kinds of support,”
said Volunteer Coordinator Susan Benoit. Benoit estimates the
Massachusetts Envirothon committee needs 200 volunteers to help
administer the different aspects of the day: registration, escorting
teams, preparing and serving lunch and judging to name a few needs.
“Even if you cannot commit to the entire day or every type of task, but
are confident you could help with some portion of the event, please
connect with us,” said Benoit. She also encouraged people to contact
friends, colleagues, and other conservation-minded people who might have
an interest in fostering advocacy and a concern for the environment in
high school students.
Visit the Envirothon
(at http://www.maenvirothon.org/volunteer.htm), click on and fill out
the “Volunteer Contact Sheet”, and then copy and paste the text of that
form into an email to Volunteer Coordinator Susan Benoit. To learn more,
visit the Envirothon website (www.maenvirothon.org),
or contact: Susan Benoit, Envirothon
Volunteer Coordinator by phone at
(508) 389-6393; or email her at:
April Is Rabies Awareness Month--The
Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) reminds all Bay State residents
about the importance vaccinating their pets against rabies and about
ways to reduce the risk of animal bites and other potential rabies
exposures. Rabies is a fatal disease for all mammals. According to
Department of Public Health reports 128 raccoons, 21 skunks, 21 bats, 11
foxes, 9 cats, and 5 woodchucks tested positive for rabies in 2009.
vaccinations current on dogs, ferrets, and cats (including indoor cats)
is crucial to rabies prevention and it’s also the law. Pets can act as a
bridge between a rabid wild animal and a person, acquiring the virus
through a bite and then bringing the virus into the household. The
Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR), Massachusetts Department of
Public Health (DPH), as well as other animal, veterinary and public
health organizations, are coordinating rabies vaccination clinics this
spring in communities across the Commonwealth. Vaccination costs vary,
but all clinics strive to be affordable. For a list of participating
testing occurs when there is contact between a potentially rabid animal
and a person or pet. Rabies has been documented in the majority of
Massachusetts cities and towns, including Cape Cod. No part of the state
is free from the risk of rabies. Prevention and avoidance are important
when dealing with wildlife. Raccoons and skunks are attracted to
residential areas across the Commonwealth and capitalize on artificial
food sources such as garbage, compost, gardens, bird feed and pet food.
Skunks are particularly fond of white lawn grubs, the larvae of Japanese
beetles. Many animals also take advantage of man-made shelter such as
crawl spaces under garden sheds or decks, with raccoons frequently
denning in chimneys and attics that are not capped or sealed. Refrain
from using or installing pet doors as they also provide entry for
wildlife. “Critter proof” your home by repairing screens, vents, capping
chimneys and other areas where wildlife may gain access. By eliminating
both artificial food sources and shelter, the chances of encountering
raccoons and skunks around the home and yard will be greatly reduced.
animal inflicts a bite or scratch, wash the wound thoroughly with soap
and water for 15 minutes and call a physician. If possible, capture the
suspected animal with care and/or call your local Board of Health and
Animal Control Officer for details on testing protocol. Use caution with
a pet you suspect may have been in a fight with a wild animal. Handle
the pet with gloves and contact a veterinarian. If you find a bat inside your house
in a room with a sleeping person, a previously unattended young child,
someone who is mentally incapacitated, or a pet,capture the
animal in a large coffee can and call your doctor and local public
health officials. "A Homeowners Guide To Bats" pamphlet is available at
District offices located in Dalton, Belchertown, West Boylston, Ayer and
Bourne. For more information on rabies, visit the DPH website at:
April Summary Of Events--The
month of April is filled with fish and wildlife events, workshops and
recreation opportunities: an insect signs and tracks presentation in
Amherst (tonight!), opening fishing days at Wachusett and Quabbin
Reservoirs, Growing Up WILD workshops for pre-school educators in
Buckland and Sandwich, a moose talk in Groton, a fly-tying and fly
fishing workshop for Outdoorswomen in Belchertown, and a Kids Casting
Event in Springfield. For more information, go to the Division of
Fisheries and Wildlife website at
and click on the Calendar of Events. This calendar is continually
updated with events for the public and natural history tidbits.
April 5, 2010 - The cat has figured out one way to
celebrate Easter weekend.
Tell it Like it Is
April 5, 2010 - An old mileage sign at Cordaville and
Southborough to Offer Discounted Rain
Barrels & Bio-Orb Composters
The Town of Southborough
is offering discounted rain barrels and tumbling composters as part of the
Spring Cleanup Event on May 1 . The rain barrels retail for $119.95, but
are available for the bulk discount price of $75.95. The Bio-Orb®
composters, found in online stores for $130 - $170, are available through
this program for $89.95. The town has teamed up with The New England Rain
Barrel Company to help residents conserve water, reduce pollution from
stormwater runoff and the use of commercial fertilizers, and cut down on the
waste that ends up in the landfill.
The rain barrels are made
in Peabody, Mass. from 55 gallon blue plastic containers originally used in
the US food industry. They have a 6” inlet opening in the top covered with
a screened louver to keep insects and debris out. The barrels have 2 brass
spigots, one to connect to a hose for watering, the other for overflow. A
second hose may be connected to the overflow valve to direct excess water
away from the home. Included is a 5’ starter hose with a shutoff valve and
complete installation instructions. Homeowners may join multiple barrels
together for additional capacity, and paint the barrels if a different color
Rain barrel use is a way
to capture and store rainwater from a home’s roof gutter system for later
use. The New Englander is designed for watering flowers, vegetables, shrubs
and trees either by connecting a garden hose to the rain barrel or filling a
watering can. By capturing the rain falling on the entire roof area, even a
gentle shower will provide plenty of water…as little as ¼ inch on an average
roof will fill a barrel.
Stormwater pollution is a
growing problem. When rainwater flows over the paved surfaces in our cities
and suburbs, it picks up fertilizers & pesticides from our lawns, oil &
antifreeze from our driveways, pet waste and litter from our sidewalks and
gutters, and deposits it all into our streams and rivers. Rain barrel use
diverts a portion of the rainwater from the paved surfaces around the home
and will filter naturally into the ground when used to water plants and
shrubs. By watering plants directly from a garden hose, drip hose, or
watering can, we also reduce the water wasted when running a lawn sprinkler.
The Bio-Orb® is a
spherically shaped home composting bin which can be rolled to mix the
compost. It’s made in America from 100% recycled plastic (50% from home
recycling). Bio-Orb® is 3 feet in diameter with a 13 cubic foot capacity
and assembles without tools in 10 minutes. It is an enclosed system to keep
rodents and raccoons out, with small holes to let in rain, air, beneficial
insects and worms. It comes complete with assembly instructions and a
composting tip sheet.
Composting is an easy way
to improve the health of your landscape by using all natural fertilizer
instead of buying chemicals or bagged compost. Compost can be used to
enrich the flower or vegetable garden and improve the soil around trees and
shrubs. It also makes an excellent soil amendment for house plants and
planter boxes, and, when screened, as part of a seed starting mix or lawn
top-dressing. Composting kitchen and yard waste can reduce the number of
leaf bags brought to the transfer station and reduce waste on trash pickup
day. This translates into a smaller carbon footprint and less money spent
by the city or town on trash removal which can be better spent on other
The unique design of
Bio-Orb® makes mixing the compost fun and easy. Just tip it up on its axis
(think wagon wheel) and roll it around once or twice a week. This will speed
up the breakdown of waste and yield usable compost sooner.
For more information and
to place your order, call The New England Rain Barrel Company toll free at
877-977-3135 or order online at
www.nerainbarrel.com. Orders must be placed by April 26, 2010 for
pickup at the Spring Cleanup Event, May 1, at the DPW Yard, 147 Cordaville
Eight Boston arts teachers to receive prestigious
Teachers as Artists Fellowships!
On April 6, 2010, Boston Art Academy’s Center for Arts in
Education will announce eight new Teachers as Artists
Fellows in a special event at the Curley Upper School in Jamaica
Teachers as Artists (TAA) is a competitive fellowship
program that awards up to eight $5,000 grants to Boston Public School
arts teachers. The funding allows arts educators to explore their
artistic goals and connects them with new practices and professionals in
their disciplines. An additional $1,500 is awarded to each recipient’s
home school to support the work of the fellow in his/her classroom
during the following school year.
In a time of mostly negative news on many fronts, this represents
terrific news on many fronts, including the arts, children, education
and the City of Boston.
TAA is made possible by Leadership Grants from the Surdna and Barr
Foundations. The Boston-based Barr Foundation envisions a city with deep
connections to nature and community, rich cultural expression and
hopeful futures for children. New York’s Surdna Foundation focuses its
support on the environment, community revitalization, effective
citizenry, the arts, and the nonprofit sector.
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Carol S. Johnson, The Barr
Foundation Special Advisor to Arts, Culture, and Education Klare Shaw,
and Boston Arts Academy Headmaster Linda Nathan will join together to
announce the eight TAA Fellows.
The TAA fellows represent a variety of schools. A list of the teachers,
their proposed fellowship activities and their school follows.
Teachers as Artists Fellowship Announcement
Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 4-6:00 p.m.
Curley Upper School Cafeteria
493 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
2010 Teachers as Artists Fellows
Jennifer S. Berry (Westwood, MA)
William McKinley South End Academy (South End)
Will train in Readers Theatre with The Readers Theatre Institute in
Chicago, IL for two weeks.
Christina M. Bynoe (Brookline, MA)
Blackstone Elementary School (South End)
Will study under the umbrella of theatre avatar, Ellen Stewart, the
founder of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club for three weeks at the 11th
Annual La MaMa International Symposium for Directors, in Spoleto, Italy.
Carolyn Diviacchi (Allston, MA)
Donald McKay K-8 (East Boston)
Will study drawing and tonal painting techniques at the International
School for Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture in Montecastello di Vibio,
Martha J. Kempe (Milton, MA)
Mather Elementary School (Dorchester)
Will participate in a residential painting course in Benaraba, Spain in
order to experience Spanish art, architecture, and culture. Ms. Kempe
will paint alongside a group of international artists, all under the
expert tutelage of professional artist, Marion Henke, and to paint while
traveling to Seville and Madrid to view the Spanish masterpieces in
museums and experience the culturally rich architectural landmarks.
Kim Taylor Knight (South End-Boston, MA)
Curley K-8 School (Jamaica Plain)
Will participate in workshops at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of
Movement Studies and in open classes at Alvin Ailey American Dance
Center in New York City to renew and refresh chorographic skills.
Kathleen Osul (Southborough, MA)
Snowden International School (Back Bay)
Will participate in a photography workshop with mentoring artist Peter
Turnley in Istanbul, Turkey for one week.
Paul J. Pitts (Jamaica Plain, MA)
Boston Latin School (Fenway)
Will study African drumming and dance for three weeks at The Dagbe
Cultural Center in Kopeyla, Ghana.
Sally Wattles (Roxbury, MA)
Roosevelt K-8 (Hyde Park)
Will participate in a painting workshop at Ghost Ranch Conference Center
in Abiquiu, NM to study Georgia O’Keefe’s home landscape and painting
styles. Will also travel to Yosemite National Park to explore Albert
Bierstadt’s inspiration and work.
Hospital Announces Spring 2010 Community Education Classes
Marlborough, MA – (March 29,
2010) -- Marlborough Hospital is pleased to present these free community
education classes for spring 2010:
Tuesday, April 13 – 7 pm
Athletics After 40 – How to Stay in the Game
Hangen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Marlborough Orthopaedic Associates
takes its toll on the body but there is overwhelming evidence that no matter
when people start to exercise, they can achieve significant improvement in
health and general wellbeing. Factors such as muscle loss, lack of
flexibility, and reduced joint motion are factors that need consideration
with a mature body athletic program. Dr. Hangen and Ms. Byler will explain
how aging affects the body, what steps you can take to avoid injury and the
options that are available for treatment if you are experiencing chronic
pain while exercising. Marlborough Hospital, Leahy Conference Center, 157
Union Street, Marlborough. Reservations are required, and seating is
limited. Call 508-486-5805.
April 27 – 7 pm
Sports Injuries Markian Stecyk, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Marlborough Orthopaedic
Stacey Rotberg DPT, Physical Therapist, Marlborough Hospital
Join Dr. Stecyk and Ms. Rotberg as they analyze several of the more common
sports injuries by discussing actual case studies. From understanding the
diagnosis, to options for treatment and rehabilitation of the injury, they
explore what the sports enthusiast must do to get back into action.
Marlborough Hospital, Leahy Conference Center, 157 Union Street,
Marlborough. Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Call
Community Education Classes
Tuesday, May 4 – 7 pm
Shoulder Complaints and Treatments
Pongor, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Marlborough Orthopaedic Associates
problems, either minor or serious, may include symptoms such as pain,
swelling, numbness, tingling, weakness, changes in temperature or color, or
changes in range of motion. Shoulder injuries most commonly occur during
sports activities, work-related tasks, projects around the home or falls.
Dr. Pongor and Ms. Mackenzie will speak about the best treatments for common
shoulder injuries such as fractures, tendinitis, torn rotator cuffs and
more. Marlborough Hospital, Leahy Conference Center, 157 Union Street,
Marlborough. Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Call
700,000 people suffer a stroke each year. It is the number one cause of
disability in the United States. Join Ms. Connelly for a frank discussion of
what you can do to prevent a stroke. Find out about the different types of
strokes, their causes, and discuss risk factors. Learn what to do if you
think you or someone you know is having a stroke and how your actions can
affect recovery. Marlborough Hospital, Leahy Conference Center, 157 Union
Street, Marlborough. Reservations are required, and seating is limited. Call
Tuesday, May 18 – 7 pm
Treatment Option for Uterine Fibroids
Baer, MD, Gynecologist, Marlborough Hospital
Kim, MD, Interventional Radiologist, Marlborough Hospital
as three out of four women will have uterine fibroids at some point during
their lifetime. Spend an evening with two leading experts in the field, Dr.
Baer and Dr. Kim, as they bring you up to date on the latest treatment
options for women suffering from uterine fibroids. Explore new treatments
such as the less-invasive treatment uterine fibroid embolization, focused
ultrasound surgery, myomectomy, hysterectomy and more. Marlborough Hospital,
Leahy Conference Center, 157 Union Street, Marlborough. Reservations are
required, and seating is limited. Call 508-486-5805.
AMAZING LIFTOFF: This morning, space shuttle Discovery blasted off from
Cape Canaveral at the crack of dawn. Longtime shuttle watchers say it was
one of the most remarkable launches of the 30-year program. Discovery
resembled a comet arcing across the sky as sunrise rays played across the
ship's icy exhaust, creating an artificial noctilucent cloud. Images and
eyewitness accounts are featured on today's edition of
GEOMAGNETIC STORM: A sharp gust of solar wind hit Earth's magnetosphere
today, April 5th, at approximately 0800 UT and sparked the strongest
geomagnetic storm of the year. The event registered 7 on the 0-to-9 Kindex
scale of magnetic disturbances. Although the storm is subsiding now, it is
not over; high-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras.
Latest images may be found in the gallery:
SPACE WEATHER ALERTS: Would you like to turn your phone into a space
weather monitoring system? Sign up for Space Weather PHONE:
You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of
Teresa M. (Civitenga) Pond, 80, a former
resident of Southborough and Bridgewater, died Monday, March 29, 2010 at
Cape Regency Nursing Home in Centerville after a brief struggle with cancer.
She was the wife of Arnold E. Pond with whom she shared 56 years of
marriage. Born in Framingham, she was a daughter of the late Duilio and
Sophia (Micoli) Civitenga. A graduate of Framingham High School, she was a
longtime employee of New England Telephone, later NYNEX, and retired as a
supervisor after 40 years of service. Mrs. Pond loved being with her family
and enjoyed cooking for the holidays. She was a former parishioner of St.
Anne's Church while residing in Southborough. In addition to her husband,
she leaves a brother: Dulio Civitenga; two nephews: Peter and Tom Civitenga;
a niece: Paula Donahue & her husband Steven; a great niece: Christina Ahern
and a great nephew: Michael Donahue. She was pre-deceased by her sister:
Angela Agostinelli and a brother: Bennie Naticchioni and a niece: Rozanne
Agostinelli. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday April 5 at 10:00 a.m.
at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd., Southborough (
will follow in Rural Cemetery, Rte. 85, Southborough. There are no public
visiting hours. Instead of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations
be made to: Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA. 02115 or to
a charity of the donor's choice. Boyle Bros. Funeral Home of Framingham
assisted with arrangements.
with cabin fever (and
who have been impatiently waiting for open water will be cheered to
learn that trout stocking began in mid-March in the eastern part of the
state and now is occurring throughout the Commonwealth. Because of high
flood waters, Division staff are refraining from stocking streams and
rivers. Weekly trout stocking reports are posted and updated each
All schedules are subject to alteration or cancellation due to equipment
failure, inclement weather, high water, or
other unforeseen circumstances. Anglers without Internet access may also
call the nearest District office for information: Western (413)
684-1646; Valley (413) 323-7632; Central (508) 835-3607; Northeast (978)
772-2145; or Southeast (508) 759-3406. Don't forget to try to "hook" a
new angler of any age, especially a youngster; be sure to share the joys
and challenges of fishing!
FROGS, TOADS AND SALAMANDERS
ON THE HOP
‘Tis the season for amphibians on
the move, especially on warm, rainy nights. Salamanders, spring
peepers, wood frogs, and toads will be hopping and crawling across Bay
State roadways on warm wet nights, heading to vernal pools and other
wetlands to mate and lay their eggs. Reports of amphibians chorusing and
on the move have already come in to Division of Fisheries and Wildlifeduring the heavy rains of March.
The height of spring amphibian
activity comes during rainy nights when spring peepers are heard
calling. Thousands of frogs, salamanders, and toads are moving across
roadways on warm rainy nights, and many are squashed by vehicles
traveling after dark. Some local communities and conservation groups
host salamander crossings where traffic is slowed to allow for safe
progress of amphibians. Other local conservation groups meet at known
“Big Night” crossings to share this seasonal phenomenon with the public
or look for new road crossings to document the presence of nearby vernal
pools. Consider doing your daily errands before dark or during dry
evenings as a way to reduce amphibian traffic mortality.
Vernal pools are unique wildlife
habitats best known for the amphibians and invertebrate animals that use
the pools to breed. Also known as ephemeral pools, autumnal pools, and
temporary woodland ponds, vernal pools typically fill with water in the
autumn or winter due to rising ground water and rainfall and remain full
through the spring and into summer. Vernal pools dry completely by the
middle or end of summer each year, or at least every few years.
Occasional drying prevents fish that eat eggs or tadpoles from
establishing permanent populations. Many amphibian and invertebrate
species rely on this unique breeding habitat free of fish predators.
Find out much more about what
vernal pools are, what they look like, and what creatures use them in
Massachusetts! Consider ordering a Field Guide to the Animals of
Vernal Pools, published by the Division’s Natural Heritage and
Endangered Species Program and the Vernal Pool Association. Beautiful
photographs and descriptive text are combined to aid in the
identification and study of amphibians, reptiles and many invertebrates.
The Field Guide may be ordered by calling the Natural Heritage and
Endangered Species Program at (508) 389-6360. Visit the Division’swebsite at
and click on the Natural Heritage button for other information about
ways to certify and protect vernal pools. Another useful website with
information on vernal pools, crossing signs, and other educational
materials can be found at the Vernal Pool Association at
April 4, 2010 - The combined parishes of Southborough held their annual
sunrise Easter service at Hopkinton State Park this morning.
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.
Ticket Prices: Regular: $10.00 (4
ticket limit per person); Students: $5.00; Harvard ID Holders: Free (limit
of 2 ticket per person while supplies last).
Performance Detail: The box office at Sanders Theatre will open at 4pm on
April 5th for this event.
On April 5th, Edward O. Wilson will present the annual John M. Prather
Lecture in Biology, titled "Biodiversity and the Future of Biology."
Edward O. Wilson is one of the most influential and accomplished biologists
of the last half-century and one of the world's leading voices for
conservation of global biodiversity. Currently the Pellegrino Research
Professor Emeritus and Honorary Curator in Entomology at Harvard, Wilson is
best known for his groundbreaking research on the biology and behavior of
ants, as well as his celebrated work in such broad fields as island
biogeography, sociobiology, and conservation biology. He is the author of
two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, On Human Nature (1978) and The Ants (1990,
with Bert Hölldobler), as well as the recipient of many fellowships, honors,
A book signing and reception will follow the lecture at the Harvard Museum
of Natural History (www.hmnh.harvard.edu), 26 Oxford Street.