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April 18, 2010 - April 24, 2010

A Hard to Get Shot

April 24, 2010 - Southborough readers sent in this shot of the turtles.  The photo was taken along a river in Mansfield, MA.  This type of shot is very hard to get because the turtles tend to slide immediately into the waters as people approach.  So to get the four turtles and then the split reflection is awesome.  Thanks!

Cleanup Notices

PARK SERVE DAY

Southborough-    The Department of Conservation and Recreation Watershed Rangers and staff are conducting a cleanup event at the Sudbury Reservoir in celebration of Park Serve Day and Earth Day.  It will be happening on Saturday, April 24th from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.  Volunteers are invited to meet at the MWRA facility at 268 Boston Rd. (Route 30) in Southborough.  There they can sign in with DCR staff and either be assigned to or choose an area of the reservoir to clean up trash. Snacks and water will be provided, as well as gloves, trash bags, and trash picks.

Residents of Southborough, Marlborough, Westborough, and Framingham are especially encouraged to attend, given that the Sudbury Watershed plays a large role in the recharge of ground water supplies in these towns.  All others who are interested in preserving and protecting public lands and drinking water supply areas are being asked to donate a few hours on this day to help.

For any further information or for directions please contact DCR Watershed Ranger Rebecca Baronoski at 978-365-3800 ext.23

Spring is Here!
Please join us for the
Friends of Whitehall
Spring Lake Cleanup
Saturday, April 24
9:00 a.m. ... until done! (usually by noon)
 
Meet at: the Boat Ramp on Wood Street
 

Lake Trash
 
Bring some gloves, some water, and a smile,
and we'll set you up with a trash bag and your own section of the lake shore.
To date we have removed over 26,000 pounds of trash from the in and around the lake!
Questions? Contact Ken Johnson

                 Democracy in Action at the Southborough Public Library, Tuesday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.

 On Tuesday, May 4, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., the Library will host Sal Giorlandino and John Rooney III, candidates for Selectman.

Come listen to the candidates in their own words, ask questions and learn more about the candidates’ views of this important local office.

 This event will take place in the main reading room at the library, located at 25 Main Street, at the junction of Routes 30 and 85. Refreshments will be served.

Come join democracy in action at your public library Tuesday evening, May 4. For more information about this or any event at the library, please call 508-485-5031.

18th Annual MERC Conference

Metrowest/Greater Marlborough

 

Friday, May 7, 2010

Registration from 7:45 AM

Presentations 8-10:30 AM

Followed by Q&A

Forum, D. Justin McCarthy Center

Framingham State College

100 State Street

Framingham, MA 01702

In this economic recovery you need an edge!  Outrace the competition with the latest economic data on the dynamic MetroWest and Greater Marlborough regions!  

At its 18th Annual Conference, the MetroWest Economic Research Center (MERC) @ Framingham State College will present the latest town and regional data and analyses on: unemployment, jobs, wages, housing permits and prices, cost of living, municipal revenue and taxes, and K12 public school enrollment, including comparisons to Massachusetts and the U.S.  Gain an understanding of regional economic data available only from MERC and ask questions of the speakers.  Identify opportunities for success!  Network with business, legislative, non-profit, and municipal leaders!

Communities: Ashland, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Natick, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, and Westborough.  

Speakers: Maureen Dunne, Donald MacRitchie, Martha Meaney, Mary Phelan,  Fahlino Sjuib,  MERC and Department of Economics and Business Administration, Framingham State College

Conference fee of $25 includes 80 page data handbook including color graphs. 

To register, please contact the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, www.metrowest.org or phone: 508-879-5600.

Sponsored by:

Middlesex Savings Bank

MetroWest Daily News

Community Newspaper Company

NSTAR

MetroWest Chamber of Commerce

Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce

Framingham State College

Calling all Southborough Open Land Foundation Members

And those who would like to be!

You have a chance to get 20% off the cost of your purchases at any Eastern Mountain Sports this Friday and Saturday, the 23rd and 24th, by showing your membership card for SOLF.  For those who want to take advantage of  the discount, you can join our group, as we will be at the Marlborough store at 753 Donald J. Lynch Blvd. with a display for the two days.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

 

Girl w/ watering can Welcome Spring!

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
 

Ready, set, plant!

Our beautiful pansies are ready to plant! Come on down. 

Creeping phlox, candytuft and hardy fragrant herbs now available.

We are delivering natural hemlock mulch and screened loam.

Pansy 1

 

 

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop

40 Mt. Vickery Rd. Southborough, MA 01772

Tel:  508-485-8979

www.tatnuck.com

Ste 30, 18 Lyman Street
Westborough, MA 01581-5401
(508) 366-2548

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TODAY'S EVENTS - Saturday Apr. 24
 
Home
 
Away
 Boys Varsity Outdoor Track VS FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE MEET Algonquin 10:00AM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse VS **Cancelled - Framingham High School Algonquin 11:00AM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Monday Apr. 26
 Boys Varsity Track VS Parker School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Worcester Technical H.S.   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Worcester Technical H.S. Softball Field 3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Track VS Parker School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   4:00PM
ARHS Baseball

April 24, 2010 - Algonquin Regional High School lost to Westborough 9 - 7.

In Memoriam

April 21, 2010 - Jim Denman passed away this past Monday.  Jim was a loveable character around town.  He was involved with so many programs in town - longtime proud supporter and Southborough representative to the Assabet Valley Regional Technical School, active in town politics always attending town meetings including the 2010 meeting and has served as a teller and election worker for many years and was an active member with Southborough's Veterans.

 

James Baker Denman 1920 - 2010 SOUTHBOROUGH - James Baker Denman, 89, long time resident of South-borough, died suddenly at home on Monday April 19, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Lois (Whidden) Denman for the past 65 years. Jim was born on May 28, 1920 in Bradford, PA, to Bertha Baker Denman and Perley James Denman. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1938, where he was active in football, basketball, and track. He attended Pennsylvania State University until his junior year when he enlisted in the army to serve in WWII. Jim served as an M.P. at Fort Story, VA and later with the Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans, LA. He was also a military guard for Rommel's Elite Troops, German prisoners of war at Fort Brady, TX. On March 1, 1945, after a 10-day engagement, he married Lois Whidden at Fort Story, Virginia Beach, VA. The couple enjoyed a life-long love affair which recently culminated in a celebration of their 65th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Longfellow's Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA. With the GI Bill, Jim continued his education after marrying and graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1949. Pursuing his passion for law enforcement, Jim was employed with the United States Postal Service for 35 years. He worked as a Postal Inspector retiring in 1978. Jim's assignments included Rutland, VT, Boston and Worcester. As an excellent marksman, Jim was responsible for the firearms training of his fellow postal inspectors. Never one to be idle in his retirement, Jim was in his 29th year of service as the Southborough representative on the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Committee. On May 5, he was to receive the Assabet Valley Hall of Achievement award which was to honor him for his significant contribution to technical education. As a long time member of the organization, he was serving as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Council at the time of his death. In the past he had been President of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees as well as being a member of the Planning Board of Southborough. He was a staunch Democrat and enjoyed working at the polls and town meetings. Jim was an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Southborough, serving as usher, lay speaker, senior warden, the vestry and volunteer on every committee. Often times Jim could be seen flipping pancakes at Lenten suppers, participating in the All Saints Day Procession, and was a frequent attendee of the church golf tournament, winning the team championship in the 2008 St. Marks Open. Jim along with his wife Lois, took pleasure in tending to their hundreds of rose bushes and was an active member in the New England Rose Society. Jim also served as president of the group and was a frequent speaker concerning the care of roses at various events. They loved to travel whether it was in their camper throughout the US and Canada or cruising to Europe, the Caribbean and Central America. Jim was an avid sports fan of Penn State Football, St. Bonaventure Basketball, The Red Sox and the Patriots. A devoted amateur golfer, Jim participated in numerous tournaments and was looking forward to this season at the Millwood Farms Golf Course. He played in the Southborough Church Bowling League for over 30 years. From the time of his retirement, Jim and Lois remained committed to exercising whether it was swimming, aerobics, or weight training at the Framingham Sheraton-Tara Health Club and the Wayside Racquet Club. As a member of the "Greatest Generation", Jim looked forward to marching in the Memorial Day Parade every year and was proud of the fact that he could still fit in his uniform! He was also the loved father of Margaret and husband Donald Agnoli, of Longmeadow; Lois Jones of Vienna, VA; James Denman and Nici Hornblower of Southborough; Loving grandfather of Rebecca and her husband Gunnar MacCormick; Matthew Smith; Angela Olivere and her husband Mark; Hillary Jones and fianc Josh Hamm; Todd Denman and fianc Kathryn Finley; Heather Maytham Denman; Ryan Denman; Robert Denman and Meghan Hornblower. Proud great-grandfather of James and Asa MacCormick; Lillian Olivere and the newest member, Andrew Olivere, born on Sunday, April 18. He was deceased by his sister, Grace Hemphill. Visiting hours will be Friday, April 23, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at Morris Funeral Home (Morrisfuneralparlor.com) 40 Main St. Southborough. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 24 at 11:30 AM at St. Mark's Church, 27 Main St. Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough. Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to No Kill Animal Shelter; Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776 or Wounded Veterans at Freedom Is Not Free, 11578 Sorrento Valley Rd, #30 San Diego, CA 92121. freedomisnotfree.com

Silo Bases

April 22, 2010 - Old Silo bases remain at the Trottier Middle School.  The silo's weren't built for the old Nike missile sites that appear around the country but rather to store feed and silage for cows that wandered over these fields such as Deerfoot Farms.

Food is Served

April 22, 2010 - A long time tradition of selling drinks and snacks at town meeting continued this year.

April 22, 2010 - Ellen O'Hare and Mary Ann Cole take a moment to chat about the upcoming Relay for Life event to be held at Algonquin Regional High School.  Mary Ann's daughter Jackie and Leah Walzwer are the co chairs of the team 50 Girls at the Relay for Life event.

Relay is a 12 hour event. It is fun for kids. there are bands and events all evening. Some one in your tent should be taking turns walking the track for the 12 hours. tent can have 6-12. Each person who signs up for a team must raise $100. Once it is dusk they light the luminaries and it is truly a moving event.  One not to be missed even if you do not stay overnight come for a part of the time and share this inspiring event.  Mary Ann Cole said that

This year the Relay for Life is taking place on May 14-15 from 6 PM Friday until 7 AM Saturday morning.  We are looking for people who would be interested in walking the first lap - the Survivor lap which takes place at 6 PM on Friday night.  I do hope there are some people out there who have survived a period where they had cancer and are now cancer free.

Please consider sharing your joy of survival with those who do not understand what it is all about.  Surviving cancer is fantastic it is a badge of courage  and honor. Your walking  shows that there is life after cancer. It will help those who may be in some phase of the disease to know that you can overcome it. 

 If you are not able please email them and share your name and we will share your story.  If you would like to donate you can go to my page and sign up at:  http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY10NE?team_id=682695&pg=team&fr_id=23395

The events Main Page can be found here http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=23395&pg=entry

Contributed photo - Emergency services respond to a sunken oil truck on Flagg Road earlier this month.

Fire Log

Sunday 4/18/10

10:32 EMS CALL MAIN ST 

    A29  FF RICE         FF STRONG

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF KANE

14:00 EMS CALL RICHARDS RD 

    A29  FF STRONG       FF RICE

    C30  FF KANE

16:19 LOCK-OUT CANDLEWOOD LN 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF KANE

23:22 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A29  FF RICE         FF KANE

23:27 EMS CALL TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  LT SADOWSKI     FF STRONG

Monday 4/19/10

09:33 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES 495 SOUTH    

    A28  FF KANE         FF SHANAHAN

    E23  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS

18:38 EMS CALL FLAGG RD 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF NAVAROLI

    E22  LT PELTIER      FF SHANAHAN     FF HOGAN Click here for more fire log

Did the Beaver get an Engineering Degree?

April 22, 2010 - A Southborough News reader  sent in this photo of a large Ash tree that has become quite the dinner plate for one active beaver in a town north of here.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Friday Apr. 23
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Westboro High School Algonquin 11:00AM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Westboro High School   11:00AM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Westboro High School Algonquin 11:00AM
 Girls JV Softball @ Westboro High School   11:00AM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Monday Apr. 26
 Boys Varsity Track VS Parker School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Worcester Technical H.S.   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Worcester Technical H.S. Softball Field 3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Track VS Parker School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   4:00PM

Sudbury Valley Trustees

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

“Observing & Connecting with Nature”

Saturday May 1, 9:00AM- 1:00PM

Chris Stix, an Environmental Studies major at the University of Wisconsin, will be leading a walk at SVT’s Round Hill in Sudbury, entitled “Observing and Connecting with Nature.”

Appreciating nature enhances our powers of observation, our joy in being present in nature, and our artistic eye for the natural world. This outing will include activities that enable us to observe more effectively, increase our appreciation for living things, deepen our spiritual connections with the natural world, and experience the exceptional beauty that is all around us. Rain Date May 8th.

Registration Required. Members-Free: Non-members- $10.

For additional information and registration, visit www.svtweb.org or call 978-443-5588.

 
In Memoriam

April 21, 2010 - Jim Denman passed away this past Monday.  Jim was a loveable character around town.  He was involved with so many programs in town - longtime proud supporter and Southborough representative to the Assabet Valley Regional Technical School, active in town politics always attending town meetings including the 2010 meeting and has served as a teller and election worker for many years and was an active member with Southborough's Veterans.

James Baker Denman 1920 - 2010 SOUTHBOROUGH - James Baker Denman, 89, long time resident of Southborough, died suddenly at home on Monday April 19, 2010. He was the beloved husband of Lois (Whidden) Denman for the past 65 years. Jim was born on May 28, 1920 in Bradford, PA, to Bertha Baker Denman and Perley James Denman. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1938, where he was active in football, basketball, and track. He attended Pennsylvania State University until his junior year when he enlisted in the army to serve in WWII. Jim served as an M.P. at Fort Story, VA and later with the Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans, LA. He was also a military guard for Rommel's Elite Troops, German prisoners of war at Fort Brady, TX. On March 1, 1945, after a 10-day engagement, he married Lois Whidden at Fort Story, Virginia Beach, VA. The couple enjoyed a life-long love affair which recently culminated in a celebration of their 65th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Longfellow's Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA. With the GI Bill, Jim continued his education after marrying and graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1949. Pursuing his passion for law enforcement, Jim was employed with the United States Postal Service for 35 years. He worked as a Postal Inspector retiring in 1978. Jim's assignments included Rutland, VT, Boston and Worcester. As an excellent marksman, Jim was responsible for the firearms training of his fellow postal inspectors. Never one to be idle in his retirement, Jim was in his 29th year of service as the Southborough representative on the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Committee. On May 5, he was to receive the Assabet Valley Hall of Achievement award which was to honor him for his significant contribution to technical education. As a long time member of the organization, he was serving as the Chairman of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Council at the time of his death. In the past he had been President of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees as well as being a member of the Planning Board of Southborough. He was a staunch Democrat and enjoyed working at the polls and town meetings. Jim was an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Southborough, serving as usher, lay speaker, senior warden, the vestry and volunteer on every committee. Often times Jim could be seen flipping pancakes at Lenten suppers, participating in the All Saints Day Procession, and was a frequent attendee of the church golf tournament, winning the team championship in the 2008 St. Marks Open. Jim along with his wife Lois, took pleasure in tending to their hundreds of rose bushes and was an active member in the New England Rose Society. Jim also served as president of the group and was a frequent speaker concerning the care of roses at various events. They loved to travel whether it was in their camper throughout the US and Canada or cruising to Europe, the Caribbean and Central America. Jim was an avid sports fan of Penn State Football, St. Bonaventure Basketball, The Red Sox and the Patriots. A devoted amateur golfer, Jim participated in numerous tournaments and was looking forward to this season at the Millwood Farms Golf Course. He played in the Southborough Church Bowling League for over 30 years. From the time of his retirement, Jim and Lois remained committed to exercising whether it was swimming, aerobics, or weight training at the Framingham Sheraton-Tara Health Club and the Wayside Racquet Club. As a member of the "Greatest Generation", Jim looked forward to marching in the Memorial Day Parade every year and was proud of the fact that he could still fit in his uniform! He was also the loved father of Margaret and husband Donald Agnoli, of Longmeadow; Lois Jones of Vienna, VA; James Denman and Nici Hornblower of Southborough; Loving grandfather of Rebecca and her husband Gunnar MacCormick; Matthew Smith; Angela Olivere and her husband Mark; Hillary Jones and fianc Josh Hamm; Todd Denman and fiance Kathryn Finley; Heather Maytham Denman; Ryan Denman; Robert Denman and Meghan Hornblower. Proud great-grandfather of James and Asa MacCormick; Lillian Olivere and the newest member, Andrew Olivere, born on Sunday, April 18. He was deceased by his sister, Grace Hemphill. Visiting hours will be Friday, April 23, from 4:30 to 7:30 PM at Morris Funeral Home (Morrisfuneralparlor.com) 40 Main St. Southborough. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 24 at 11:30 AM at St. Mark's Church, 27 Main St. Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough. Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to No Kill Animal Shelter; Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776 or Wounded Veterans at Freedom Is Not Free, 11578 Sorrento Valley Rd, #30 San Diego, CA 92121. freedomisnotfree.com

New Sides

April 21, 2010 - St. Matthew's Church gets a makeover with new siding.

Looking for Something Different to Do?

Check out the Appalachian Mountain Club Worcester Chapter

 

Sunday, May 23rd starting at 10 am!

at Hopkinton State Park

  • Organized activities for all ages and abilities
  • Hikes, Bike Rides, Paddling, Kids Fishing Tournament and More!
  • Organized activities for all ages and abilities
  • Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share
  • BBQ is free for all AMC members. Non members pay $5 / person or $10 / family. (Join the AMC on the day of the picnic and your entrance cost will be deducted from membership cost.)

All Day: Frisbees, Balls, etc. available for use.  Swimming if warm enough.  Boats available for rent or bring your own.

Schedule of Events

 

"Third Wednesday" Socials, The Chapter's Monthly Meeting Potluck dinner& social, 7 p.m. Northborough Historical Society, 50 Main St. (Rt. 20). Bring a dish to share. A presentation that is both educational and entertaining will follow dinner. New members & visitors always welcome. Info: Fred Mezynski, fmezynski@yahoo.com (508 853-6098) or John Nieman, jhnatlc@rcn.com (508-829-6707).

Directions to Northborough Historical Society

Northboro Historical Society
50 Main Street, Northborough, MA
 

SOUTHBOROUGH’S 20th ANNUAL

EARTH DAY CLEAN UP

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

To adopt a favorite part of town, please call Southborough’s Department of Public Works at 485-1210 or visit their location next to the Southborough Transfer Station that morning to sign up and pick up trash bags.  Please bring work gloves.  Coffee and pastries will be served beginning at 8:00 AM.  T-shirts will be distributed on a first come basis.

Stop by the Town Gazebo after the clean up for pizza, soda and ice cream.

A rain date has been set for Sunday, May 2, 2010.

Sponsored by:

The Rotary Club of Southborough, The Department of Public Works,

Southborough Open Land Foundation, Polar Beverages,

Domino’s Pizza of Southborough, Red Barn Coffee Roasters,

NSTAR, Theracopia Massage Therapy and Wellness Center,

Mauro’s Market and Everett Financial Services

5th Annual

Bluegrass on the Bogs

May 14-16, 2010

FRI :5-7 Open Mic 7-11 Showcase Bands: No Spare Parts;

Wildcat Bogstompers; Crossfire and Black Jack Crossing

SAT :  10-11 Open Mic -w/ Blue Moon Coffee House  11-11 Main Stage  (7-10 CONTRA DANCE W/Three Cats and A Dog

SUN :  10-11 Gospel Sing Along/Jam (bring  your instruments /voices!)  11-1 Open Mic - w/ the Cat Bird Cafe 1-5 Main Stage

WORKSHOPS: Banjo w/Jane Hamel; Intro Guitar w/Ben Yelle; Slow Jam w/ No Spare Parts; Intro Mandolin w/Jeremy Place; Old Time/BG Banjo w/ Woody Pringle and Charlie Downey; Harmonies w/Railroad House; Set List w/ Jonathan Campbell; Non-traditional BG Guitar w/Randy Batson; Intro Fiddle w/Jim Boyce

For More info and Schedule Click Here

Space Weather News for April  21, 2010
http://spaceweather.com

MUST-SEE IMAGES OF THE SUN:  At a press conference today, researchers unveiled First Light images from the Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA's "Hubble for the Sun."  There are huge erupting prominences, crackling solar flares, and gigantic shock waves shown with a clarity ten times better than HDTV. The images must be seen to be believed. Go directly to NASA for the full story:
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/21apr_firstlight/

LYRID METEOR SHOWER: The Lyrid meteor shower peaks on April 22nd when Earth passes through a stream of debris from Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1). The best time to look is during the hours before dawn on Thursday morning. Forecasters expect as many as 20 meteors per hour. Check http://spaceweather.com for more information.

SPACE WEATHER ALERTS:  Would you like to turn your phone into a space weather monitoring system?  Sign up for Space Weather PHONE: http://spaceweatherphone.com

You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of Spaceweather.com.

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

                        1st Annual Hopkinton PTA Carnival


On May 8 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, the Hopkinton PTA will be holding its 1st Annual Carnival on the Hopkinton Town Common.
Carnival events include:  Inflatables, Games, Prizes, Dunk Tank, Magician, Balloon Animals, Performers on Stage, Carnival Food, Bake Sale, Arts & Crafts and more!  Go to
http://www.hptaonline.com/familyfun.html#carnival for more information.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Friday Apr. 23
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Westboro High School Algonquin 11:00AM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Westboro High School   11:00AM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Westboro High School Algonquin 11:00AM
 Girls JV Softball @ Westboro High School   11:00AM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Monday Apr. 26
 Boys Varsity Track VS Parker School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Worcester Technical H.S.   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Worcester Technical H.S. Softball Field 3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Track VS Parker School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   4:00PM
Brilliantly Displayed

April 20, 2010 - Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Magnolias have seemed to be very bountiful with the flowers this season.

  • Nominate a Leading Woman Today

    We are now accepting nominations for our annual Leading Women Awards event breakfast, which will take place Tues., Nov. 9 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The Leading Woman Award celebrates the outstanding commitment and contributions of women leaders. The nominees should be visionary, exemplary in their work, leaders in their community who promotes inclusion and opportunity for all women.

  • Summer Camp Enrollment Is Open: It’s time to start signing up for camp. Girl Scout camp is a safe and affordable option this summer. We have an amazing variety of opportunities for girls of every interest. Search our camp catalog for day and resident camps offering everything from creative arts, to horseback riding, to sports, outdoor adventures, and science!

    Camp on TV: Watch CEO Ruth Bramson talk with WBZ Channel 4’s Consumer Reports Reporter Paula Ebben on “What to Look for in Choosing a Camp.” Ruth discusses what parents should look for in choosing camps for their children, and why Girl Scout camp is so special!

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

REMINDER---DOG OWNERS

Dog Licenses expire March 31, 2010
NEW FEES: $8.00 = SPAYED OR NEUTERED
$12.00 = NOT SPAYED OR NEUTERED
You must license your dog annually. Dog Licenses are currently available at the TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE. The licensing period is April 1st – March 31st. All dogs six months of age and older must be licensed with the Town Clerk. A $10 late fee will be charged for each dog not licensed by June 1st, plus penalties.

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


Paper copy of current rabies vaccination must be provided.

Apply by Mail - Click here for application

Form of Payment: cash or check made payable to the "Town of Southborough"

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

Sudbury Valley Trustees

Paddle the Sudbury River

Saturday May 1, 9:00AM-Noon

Join SVT volunteer Phil Stickney to paddle the Sudbury River beginning at Sherman’s Bridge Road and paddling past Fairhaven Bay. The take-out will be at Lowell Road in Concord, where the Concord, Sudbury, and Assabet rivers meet. Participants must provide their own boat and paddling equipment.

Registration required.  SVT Members: Free, Non-Members: $20

For additional information and registration, visit www.svtweb.org or call 978-443-5588.

Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin for the benefit of present and future generations.

Further information on other outings and SVT properties are available on SVT’s website at www.svtweb.org.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

Thursday Apr. 22
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse VS **Postponed To 5/15/2010 - Holliston High School 9/11 Field in 1:00PM
 Boys JV Volleyball VS Framingham High School Algonquin 1:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS Framingham High School Algonquin 2:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse VS **Postponed To 5/15/2010 - Holliston High School 9/11 Field in 2:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ St. Johns H.S.   3:00PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse @ St. Johns H.S.   4:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday Apr. 21
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Tri-County Reg Tech HS   11:00AM
Saturday, May 22, 2010 3:00p to 9:00p

7th Annual Northborough-Southborough Night at the Cannons:
The entire lacrosse program will go to Harvard Stadium for a tailgate party, then a game featuring the combined three NSYLA U11 teams versus Nashua New Hampshire U11.
The evening is capped with the Chicago Machine against our hometown Boston Cannons.

7th Annual Night at the Cannons.
Join over 250 players and parents from our program at a truly great family fun event.
3 PM - Tailgate at Harvard Stadium
X PM - U11 combined game vs Nashua new Hampshire
7 PM - N-S players form the tunnel that the pro's enter through.
7 PM - Cannons vs. Chicago Machine
Order your tickets on the nsyla.org store.

Nature's Stage

April 19, 2010 - Like stage lights the early morning sun finds its way through the pines along the Wachusett Aqueduct on Chestnut Hill Road this morning.

The Southborough Garden Club has established a scholarship

to be awarded to a student who has been accepted to a school of higher learning or is presently attending college in one of the following fields: Arts and or Sciences related to Horticulture, Floral Design, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Conservation, Agriculture, Botany or Landscape Architecture/Design.

To be eligible, the candidate must be at least a two year resident of Southborough and demonstrate scholarship achievement and good citizenship. The amount of the award for 2010 is $2,000.00.

Applications are available at the Southborough Public Library and should be returned by April 23rd to:

Janet DeWolf

12 Latisquama Road

Southborough, MA 01772

Finn School Shoe Drive

April 5th-April 30th

The Finn School Council invites our Finn families to bring in

gently worn adult and children’s shoes of all kinds (excluding

Crocs) to be sent to Uganda, Rwanda and Haiti this Spring. Join

us in this simple effort to help those in desperate need of shoes.

For more information and an inspiring story to share with your

family, visit www.shareyoursoles.org

Two Ways to Donate:

1. Have children bring shoes in their backpacks to

school any day

2. Or, adults may drop off shoes outside at the drop site

as follows:

Tuesdays: 2:30-3:30P

Wednesdays: 8:30-9:30A

Fridays: 8:30-9:30A

Thank you for your support! Please contact Elizabeth Masterson at

emasterson1@verizon.net with any questions.

Special thanks to Eagle Leasing, UPS Freight, Allegra Printing and SOS.

 

Annemarie Fairhurst and Annemarie’s Dance Centre has been teaching dance to youngsters and the young at heart for thirty-two years. There is so much to learn at Annemarie’s Dance Center. The offerings at the studio include Combination classes, Get Funky, Creative Movement, Ballet classes, Little Ballerinas, Classical Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern and adult classes. Courses are offered from preschool and up.

Annemarie’s Dance Centre also offers a Performance Company The Movement Project plus an Art Program. Instructors come from a wide array of experience and instruction that include Early Childhood Education, graduates Emerson College, Rutgers, Smith College, Imperial Academy of Dance in CT, The School of Performing Arts, Rogert Williams University in Rhode Island and many more prestigious dance and performance colleges. Many of the instructors have also trained, prepared or performed with such prestigious productions such as the Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Hartford Ballet, Ipswich Moving Company School of Dance, FlipSide Dance Theater, Zen Monkey Dance Project, Prometheus Dance, Ted Hershey Dance and many more.

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Space Weather News for April 19, 2010
http://spaceweather.com


SECOND CHANCE FOR SHUTTLE SIGHTINGS:  Monday's planned landing of space shuttle Discovery was waved off because of bad weather in Florida.  The postponement sets the stage for another try on Tuesday.  Once again, Discovery is slated to reenter Earth's atmosphere over the continental United States, and many sky watchers--especially in the northwestern USA and neighboring Canada--could witness a beautiful pre-dawn reentry.  The exact ground track depends on weather and whether mission controllers decide to send Discovery to land in Florida or California.  Nominally, Discovery would pass diagonally across the country, passing over, e.g., Minneapolis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Jacksonville en route to a 7:34 am EDT landing at the Kennedy Space Center.  On the other hand, a redirect to Edwards Air Force Base would strongly favor observers in California. Please check http://spaceweather.com for more information and updates as the re-entry time approaches.

SPACE WEATHER ALERTS:  Would you like to turn your phone into a space weather monitoring system?  Sign up for Space Weather PHONE: http://spaceweatherphone.com

You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of Spaceweather.com.

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

 

Northborough and Southborough Public Schools

Integrated Pre School Summer Programs

For 3 - 5 Year Olds

5 Week Integrated Pre School Summer Program

June 29th – July 1st

*July 13th – August 5th

Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday Sessions

8:30AM - 11:00AM OR 12:00PM - 2:30PM

$40 per week/per session

Locations: Finn School, Southborough &

Zeh School, Northborough

7 Week Integrated Pre School Summer Program

June 28th – July 1st

*July 12th – August 19th

Monday - Thursday

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

$50 per week

Location: Finn School, Southborough

For an application please call the

Pre School Office at 508-393-4378

*Due to the July 4th holiday, there will be no summer program that week.

Mist

April 19, 2010 - While the Cormorant is sitting above mist on the rock, the background mist makes the water look higher than it is.

Researching the History of a House at the Southborough Public Library Genealogy Club Meeting, Thursday, April 22

The Southborough Public Library Genealogy Club will explore house histories at the monthly meeting on Thursday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m.

You can research the history of your house whether it is 20 years old or 150 years old. Marian Pierre-Louis, principal researcher for Fieldstone Historic Research, will speak on how to find deeds to a house, chain a deed and locate other sources of information such as the U.S. federal census records.

This talk is appropriate for both beginners and experienced researchers. The Southborough Library Genealogy Club meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings are at the Library, 25 Main Street in Southborough. Call the Library to register or for more information, at 508-485-5031. This talk is sponsored by the Southborough Cultural Arts Council.

Gather up your family history notebook and join us – Thursday, April 22 – and learn more about researching house histories.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Apr. 20
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Hopkinton High School 9/11 Field in 10:00AM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS Hopkinton High School 9/11 Field in 11:30AM
 Girls JV Lacrosse VS Hopkinton High School 9/11 Field in 1:00PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse VS Hopkinton High School 9/11 Field in 2:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Fitchburg H.S.   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Fitchburg H.S. Algonquin 4:30PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Douglas High School   6:00PM
 Boys JV Volleyball @ Douglas High School   7:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday Apr. 20
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS North Shore Tech. H.S.   11:00AM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS North Shore Tech. H.S.   12:30PM

Sunday, April 25, 7:00 AM

Birding Walk at Assabet River NWR with David Lange

Join David Lange for a birding and interpretive walk on the trails of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge. Be prepared to walk! Sponsored by the Friends and the Brookline Bird Club.

Meet at the Hudston Road entrance to the Assabet River NWR (on Rte 27, about 2.7 miles west of Sudbury Center just east of the Stow town line).

Patriots Day 2010

Click here for the Boston Marathon information starting in Hopkinton

Monday, April 19th (Patriot's Day)

Lexington Battle Reenactment and Parade
At Lexington Green
Time: 5:30 a.m.

The Town of Lexington celebrates the first shots of the American Revolution with a battle reenactment of the early-morning engagement between the town's militia and the British regulars. The Lexington Parade starts at 2:00 p.m.

Dawn Salute, North Bridge Remembrance Ceremony
At The North Bridge, Concord
Times: 5:45 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

The Concord Minute Men and the Concord Independent Battery observe the openning battle of the Revolution in a 21 gun mukset and cannon salute at 6:00 a.m. Following this, at 7:30 a.m. join park staff and volunteers at the North Bridge for commemorative speeches and wreath laying.

British Mourn Arms Ceremony and Concord Parade
At The North Bridge, Concord
Time: 8:30 a.m.

British reenactors will conduct a very moving "Mourn Arms" ceremony in honor of their war dead. The Concord Parade will arrive at North Bridge around 9:30 a.m. with ceremonies featuring Minute Man companies, British reenactors, and music groups. NOTE: All of the roads in the center of town are closed to vehicles beginnig at 8:30 a.m.

Arrival of the Sudbury Militia
At The North Bridge, Concord
Time: 10:30 a.m. (approximately)

The Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute will make their annual march to North Bridge from the Town of Sudbury, in honor of their fellow townsmen who made the same march on April 19, 1775. They will fire three musket volleys off the North Bridge as a soldierly salute.

A Neighbor In Need

Vanni Family Fundraiser

164 Cordaville Road - P.O. Box 188 - Southborough, Massachusetts 01772

April 11, 2010

Re: Vanni Family Fundraiser

Dear Friends,

One of our neighbors is experiencing an exceptional medical hardship. Jeanne Vanni was diagnosed

with a rare form of Stomach Cancer (Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer or HDGC), two years ago and

thought she had battled it successfully. Recently the Vanni’s were told the Cancer had returned and spread.

The expenses associated with Jeanne’s treatment are significant, and coupled with a poor economy, make it

impossible for the family to manage these costs.

We are reaching out to you for assistance with our fundraising efforts. As an organization with

many ties to our community, we hope you will be willing to send out this appeal, via your address book.

With only a short time to accomplish our goals, we wish to contact as many friends and neighbors as we

can to ask for assistance with ticket sales, volunteer work and spreading the word about our fundraiser.

Please send comments or suggestions to Vannifamilyfund@gmail.com or call (508) 481-1659.

Donations may also be made directly through the Vanni Family Fund at “Middlesex Savings Bank” 162

Cordaville Road, PO Box 410, Southborough, Massachusetts 01772.

Thank you in advance for your kind considerations.

Regards … VFF Committee Members

 

Town Officials under Investigation

 The Metrowest Daily News reported this morning about potential disciplinary actions against several town employees. It all stems back from town personnel winding down at a pizza place after the special town meeting of last fall. Allegedly comments were made about Chief Moran. The article can be located by clicking this link

 

THE DCU CENTER WELCOMES WALKING WITH DINOSAURS TO WORCESTER, MA, June 18-20, 2010!

Do not miss out on Walking With Dinosaurs, roaring into the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, June 18-20, 2010!
 

The show originated in Australia, where after years of planning, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS came to life at Sydney’s Acer Arena in January 2007. The show proved itself such a sensation, that this North American tour was fast-tracked. It began a short three months after completing its sold out engagements in Australia.

Tickets $19.50 - $57.50
A $.75 per ticket facility fee is not included in the above ticket prices

Click for more info here

and here

Southborough meetings

April 19 - April 23, 2010  

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Community Preservation Committee 4/22 7:00 PM Upper Hall, Cordaville Hall

Sunday 18 Monday 19 Tuesday 20 Wednesday 21 Thursday 22 Friday 23 Saturday 24
 

 

  

 

Meeting of the Library Board of Trustees
Apr 20   5:00 PM  

 
 

 


 

 
 

Poems/Limericks/Tongue Twisters Contest
Apr 22   1:00 PM 

Poetry Workshop
Apr 22   3:30 PM  

 

 

 

 

Poetry Reading by Anna Catone and the Students o...
Apr 23   3:30 PM  
  

 
 

The Library has a great new website:  Click here

For the March Calendar with Reminders click here

Don't Forget you can pick up Tax forms at the library 

Senior Center Activities

19  Monday  20 Tuesday 21  Wednesday 22 Thursday 23 Friday 24 Saturday
Patriots day Holiday
7:45 am Walking Group
9:30 Pool
8:30 Health Clinic

 

 
9:00 AM Center Opens
 
9:30 am Tai Chi
10:00 AM Creative Writers
  11:00 Senior Singers 9:30 Mah Jongg 9:00 Friday Hours
 
12 Ping Pong
 
11:30 Annual Senior Conference 9:30 Painting Class
  12 PM Pitch   12 Pitch 10:00 Canasta
    2:00 PM Fitness 1 PM Bridge 11:30 Movie Matinee bag lunch

Click here for the new Senior Center Website

Support Our Senior Centers:

Stop on in and get your "Senior Centers Bumper Sticker"

Computers:

We now have two computers in the hall before you enter our main room that are now hooked up to the internet. You will be able to read e-mail and look up information as well as play some fun card games. Feel free to sit down and use the computers. Let us know if you would like any help.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Apr. 19
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Doherty Memorial High School Algonquin 11:00AM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Doherty Memorial High School   11:00AM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Doherty Memorial High School Algonquin 11:00AM
 Girls JV Softball @ Doherty Memorial High School   11:00AM
 Boys JV Volleyball @ Millis High School   5:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Millis High School   6:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday Apr. 19
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Pathfinder Vocational Tech   11:00AM