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May 2, 2010 - May 22, 2010

Apologies for several weeks/days that have been missed on the Southborough News from around May 1 to May 23, 2010.  The Southborough News experienced a malicious attack on the home computers.  I just hope that this was a coincidence and not linked to the "Southborough 8 and the testy town elections. Linda Hubley, editor Southborough News
Time Gone By

May 20, 2010 - A cupola on a local barn shows the weathering effects from time.

Rep Dykema: It’s Time to Act on Toxic BPA

Last week, Governor Patrick took an important and needed step in protecting the health of our children by directing the Dept. of Public Health to ban the sale of many children’s products containing the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA).

BPA, which has been an additive in plastics and food and beverage containers for the past 50 years, has been shown in numerous studies to have negative health effects. These impacts are especially pronounced in children, who are less able to process the toxin which interferes with the action of estrogen in the body. BPA is strongly suspected of causing early puberty in girls, reproductive abnormalities in boys, and effects on brain development and behavior.

Concerns about BPA are not new, however they are of increasing concern since January when the federal Food and Drug Administration took a position that BPA is of “some concern” to young children, a change in its previous position that BPA posed no human health risk. More recently, the annual report of the President’s Cancer Panel mentions BPA specifically, highlighting the growing body of evidence suggesting links to cancer.

Products included in the ban would be familiar to all of us who have children or grandchildren: hard plastic baby bottles, toddler “sippy” cups, and cans of infant formula. Most major manufacturers are already on board, but action is needed to ensure these products are removed from the shelves of all Massachusetts stores.

While more research is needed into the impact of BPA on adults, including possible links to breast cancer, research around the effects on children is compelling and justifies immediate action. As parents and responsible adults entrusted with the care of the next generation, this ban is a prudent and necessary step.

State Representative Carolyn Dykema is a member of the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture and represents the towns of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway (pct. 1), Southborough (pct. 2&3) and Westborough (pct 2).

Save the Date! On Saturday, May 22nd Chapel of the Cross in Westborough, MA will again be holding a huge yard sale in support of our student mission trip. A wide variety of items include children's toy & books, furniture, used books, household items, sporting goods, a bake sale, and more! Sale begins at 8 AM and ends at noon. We will have a "fill-a-bag" sale starting at 11 AM. 


160 Flanders Road
Westborough, MA 01581

SALMON Family of Companies Pledges $30,000 to Marlborough Hospital

Company becomes a member of hospital’s “President’s Circle.”

Marlborough, MA, (May 5, 2010)--- Ben Colonero and Darrold Endres, executive directors of Whitney Place and Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center at Westborough and Whitney Place and Beaumont Skilled Nursing Center at Northborough, respectively, jointly announced a pledge of $30,000 to Marlborough Hospital. Whitney Place and Beaumont Rehabilitation are both part of the SALMON Health and Retirement’s family of companies.

The donation, which will be used to help support Marlborough Hospital’s general fund, makes the two facilities members of the hospital’s “President’s Circle,” a group of businesses and philanthropic leaders who are committed to supporting health care for community members.

Other local members of the hospital’s President’s Circle are St. Mary’s Credit Union, Marlborough Savings Bank, Avidia Bank, Shields Health Care Group, Consigli Construction,  Marlborough Radiology Associates, Community Newspaper Company and Patriot Ambulance.

“Working with Marlborough Hospital over the years has always been a good experience, and supporting our community just comes naturally with being part of SALMON Health and Retirement’s family of companies,” said Ben Colonero, executive director of the Westborough facilities.

Endres agreed. “We were pleased to make a contribution to Marlborough Hospital, with whom we’ve enjoyed a smooth partnership for years. The hospital, physicians and staff  provide excellent health care to members of our  local communities, and we’re proud to work with them.”

President’s Circle Gift

Marlborough Hospital’s President and Chief Executive Officer John Polanowicz said “Whitney Place and Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Centers truly understand the rapidly changing health care environment and understand our interdependence in caring for our community. Their decision to support the hospital and become a member of the President’s Circle  is vital to the hospital and deeply appreciated.”

Ellen Carlucci, director of development for Marlborough Hospital, explained that several other area businesses and philanthropic foundations have committed to joining the President’s Circle. “Everyone is talking about the importance of health care. However, these companies are taking active steps to doing what they can to assist in ensuring continued quality patient care and for this we are very grateful.”

About Marlborough Hospital

Marlborough Hospital, a community resource since 1890, is served by a medical staff of more than 300 primary care physicians and specialists. The hospital provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and ancillary services, including oncology, laboratory and radiology services, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, inpatient and partial day mental health services as well as diabetes education and management. A state-of-the-art Emergency Department, staffed by emergency medicine physicians from the UMass Memorial Medical Center, provides 24-hour emergency care. A member of UMass Memorial Health Care, Marlborough Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, is certified as a primary stroke service by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and a recipient of the 2009 Betsy Lehman Patient Safety Recognition Award. To learn more about Marlborough Hospital visit us on the web at www.marlboroughhospital.org

About SALMON Health and Retirement

Through The Willows Premier Retirement Communities for Active Adults, Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences, Whitney Place Adult Day Health Centers, Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Centers and SALMON Centers for Early Education, located in Natick, Northborough, Northbridge, Westborough and Worcester, SALMON Health and Retirement, founded in 1952, offers a full spectrum of services designed to maintain the highest possible quality of life for those they serve. To learn more, call toll-free in Massachusetts 1-800-446-8060, or visit www.SalmonHealthAndRetirement.com.

Walking the Dog (s)

May 20, 2010 - Walking the dogs along Parkerville Road.

Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Southborough Library will hold their annual book sale at the Library on Saturday, June 12th, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. An excellent selection of fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children, including biography, travel, gardening, cookbooks, health and hobby items in hardcover and paperback will be on sale. The Southborough Library is located at 25 Main Street, Southborough. No early-bird admission.           

There will be a Friends member preview on Friday, June 11th from 1 to 4 p.m. for current members. Membership forms will be available and membership is a bargain at a $5.00 annual fee. Volunteers are needed for set up and throughout the sale. For more information, or to offer to help, please contact the library at (508) 485-5031. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Southborough Public Library. Plan to join us for the book sale on Saturday, June 12!
 

CHORAL CONCERT

AN  AMERICAN  PERSPECTIVE

ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS   

Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director

David Bonneau, Baritone

Judy Yauckoes, Pianist

Jubilant Song—Norman Dello Joio

Old American Songs—Aaron Copland

The Mask---William Bolcom

Six American Hymns---John Gardner

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 8 PM

Chapel of the Cross

160 Flanders Road, Westborough

Accessible to the physically challenged

Assistive listening systems available

Large print programs

Tickets: $15; $12 Students/Seniors

Advanced sale discount $1

Information: (978)-562-9838 or www.avmsingers.org

Alene E. Cole, Publicity

(978) 562-9838

On Saturday, May 22nd at 8 PM, ASSABET  VALLEY  MASTERSINGERS led by  Artistic Director Robert P. Eaton will present a program titled “An American Perspective”  at Chapel of the Cross, 160 Flanders Road, Westborough.  Four different approaches to American choral music will be featured.  Norman Dello Joio’s A Jubilant Song draws from poetry of Walt Whitman with contemporary dance rhythms and an exciting piano accompaniment.  The Mask by William Bolcom is a song cycle of texts from African American poets with intricate piano embellishment.  The more familiar Old American Songs of Aaron Copland are based on American folk tunes.  Lastly, the Six American Hymns in a Free Style by John Gardner are greatly influenced by the harmonies and rhythms found in American gospel and jazz.   

In addition to Dr. Eaton, principals will include baritone David Bonneau and pianist Judy Yauckoes with the choral members of Assabet Valley Mastersingers in this last concert of the current season.  As is customary, a reception with refreshments and conversation may be enjoyed following the event.

Chapel of the Cross is accessible to the physically challenged.  Assistive listening systems, courtesy of Crossroads Community Foundation, are available at all concerts for use by hearing impaired audience members.  Large print programs will be offered to those desiring enhanced readability.

Concert tickets may be purchased at Robinson Music Company, Westborough; Shattuck Pharmacy, Northborough; Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Shrewsbury; The English Garden Florist, Southborough;  Arts Alliance, Hudson; and both Joy-Den Jewelers and Main St. Café in Marlborough.  Advance sale tickets are discounted $1 (one) from the regular price of $15 (fifteen) and $12 (twelve) for students and senior citizens.

For further information please call (978) 562-9838 or view www.avmsingers.org.  Partial funding for the Assabet Valley Mastersingers, a non-profit organization, has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through local Arts Councils.

Ready to Roll

May 20, 2010 - Members of the Southborough MRC and CERT played an important part in the New England Center for Children's fourth Annual Race.  Members supported Southborough Police and Fire departments with the logistics of running the race through parts of Southborough a few weeks ago.  For more information on Southborough MRC and CERT click here.

Sports and Recreation

Algonquin Regional High School

TODAY'S EVENTS - Friday May. 21
 
Home
 
Away
 Boys Varsity Tennis VS Westboro High School ARHS 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis @ Westboro High School   3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse @ Marlborough High School High School 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse @ Marlborough High School Middle School 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ Marlborough High School Middle School 4:00PM

Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School

TODAY'S EVENTS - Friday May. 21
 
Home
 
Away
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ St. Bernards HS   3:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Clinton High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Clinton High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Tri-County Reg Tech HS Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Tri-County Reg Tech HS   3:30PM

A.C.E.S.

May 19, 2010 - Woodward students  last week participated in  ACES day (All Children Exercise Simultaneously), which is celebrated around the world.

Learn to Search Military Records at the Southborough Public Library Genealogy Club Meeting, Thursday, May 20


Join us for a review of searching military records, presented by Len Kondratuik, Brigadier General of the Massachusetts National Guard, at the May meeting of the Southborough Public Library Genealogy Club on Thursday, May 20, at 7:00 p.m.  Kondratuik is currently the Director of Historical Services, Office of the Adjutant General, Worcester, MA.
               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         508-485-5031.

Southborough Artist's Work at USM

 

 "Simplocarpus foetidus," (skunk cabbage), 24" x 48" woodcut

 

Southborough artist, Barbara Putnam, has work included in the current exhibit at the University of Southern Maine's Atrium Art Gallery in Lewiston. "Vernal Pools," an all-media visual exploration inspired by the ecology of vernal pools, includes paintings, prints, drawings, and work in stone, ceramic, metal, mixed media, poetry, and audio by 14 artists from around New England. The exhibition continues through June 30.


Putnam earned degrees from Harvard University and the University of New Hampshire and heads the art department at St. Mark's School.  Her work is in museum collections including the Worcester Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Fogg Museum at Harvard University, the Yale University Art Gallery, and many others.  She has had work in juried and invitational exhibitions internationally. 


Vernal pools, also called spring pools, are typically small shallow wetlands that contain water for a few months in the spring and early summer.  Because they usually dry up by the end of summer, they are free of fish.  In March, these pools burst into life with an amazing variety of creatures: frogs, salamanders, snakes, turtles, aquatic beetles, dragonflies, mayflies, fairy shrimp, larval forms of insects such as caddisflies, and micro-invertebrates such as daphnia and planaria.

In New England, most vernal pools are part of the forested landscape and home to a rich array of plants and animals that thrive in the wet/dry cycle of the vernal pool environment. Vernal pools are now recognized for their ecological importance and as habitat for many endangered species. 


Other artists in the exhibition are  Holly Berry, Waldoboro, Maine; Thomas Berger, Kittery, Maine; Robin Brickman, Williamstown, Massachusetts; Robert D. Bryson, Steuben, Maine; Patricia Cassady, Middleboro, Massachusetts; Tim Christensen, Roque Bluffs, Maine; J. Ann Eldridge, Bradford, New Hampshire; Maggie Foskett, Camden, Maine; Rebecca Goodale, Portland, Maine; Kristin Malin, Georgetown, Maine; Gina Mikel, Kirkwood, Missouri;  Adelaide Tyrol, Plainfield, Vermont; Joy Wulke, Stony Creek, Connecticut. Poets who have work in the exhibit are Robert Chute, Poland, Maine, and Elizabeth Tibbetts, Hope, Maine.

 

The Atrium Art Gallery, open to the public free of charge,  is located at 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston, Maine. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 8-8; Friday, 8-4:30, and Saturdays May 1, and May 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information on the exhibit and vernal pools on-line:  www.usm.maine.edu/lac/art; 207-753-6500.

POLITO ANNOUNCES OPENING OF CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS

SHREWSBURY - Karyn Polito, candidate for state Treasurer, is inviting people from across central Massachusetts to join her for the grand opening of her new campaign headquarters in Shrewsbury.

The grand opening will take place Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. The headquarters office is located at 420 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury.

Light refreshments will be served.

“I am excited to have an opportunity to share the opening of my new campaign headquarters with friends, neighbors and supporters from all around,” said Polito. “I also look forward to thanking campaign volunteers for all of their hard work so far. I think it’s important for my campaign to have a visible presence in central Massachusetts.

I hope people who want to know who our volunteers and supporters are will use this new office as a resource. The campaign office isn't just base of operations for my campaign volunteers, it's also a great way to engage the community.”

Polito announced her campaign for state Treasurer in early March, and received the official nomination of the Massachusetts Republican Party at the party’s convention in Worcester last month.

More information about the campaign can be found at www.karynpolitofortreasurer.com.

Sports and Recreation

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday May. 20
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Westboro High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Tennis @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Outdoor Track VS LEAGUE MEET ARHS 3:45PM
 Girls Varsity Outdoor Track VS LEAGUE MEET ARHS 3:45PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Nashoba Regional H.S. ARHS 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Marlborough High School   4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Marlborough High School ARHS 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Marlborough High School   4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Marlborough High School ARHS 4:00PM
 Boys JV Tennis VS Nashoba Regional H.S. Melican Middle 4:00PM
 Girls JV Tennis VS Nashoba Regional H.S. Melican Middle 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Westboro High School ARHS 4:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse @ Westboro High School   5:00PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS Westboro High School ARHS 5:30PM

Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Thursday May. 20
 Boys Varsity Track @ CAL TRACK Foley Field 3:00PM
 Girls Varsity Track @ CAL TRACK Foley Field 3:00PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Hudson High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse @ Hudson High School Click for directions   5:00PM

Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife News

LEAVE YOUNG WILDLIFE ALONE!

The arrival of spring means the arrival of newborn and just-hatched wildlife. These youngsters soon venture into the world on shaky legs or fragile wings and are discovered by people living and working nearby. Every year, the lives of many young wild creatures are disturbed by people who take young wildlife from the wild in a well-intentioned attempt to "save" them. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) offices are already receiving calls about young wildlife picked up by people.

These well-meant acts of kindness tend to have the opposite result. Instead of being left to learn their place in the world, young wildlife removed from the wild are denied important natural learning experiences that help them survive on their own. Most people quickly find that they can't really care for young wildlife, and many of the animals soon die in the hands of well-meaning people. Young wildlife that does survive human "assistance" miss experiences that teach them to fend for themselves. If these animals are released back into the wild, their chances of survival are reduced. Often, the care given to young wildlife results in some attachment to humans and the animals may return to places where people live, only to be attacked by domestic animals or hit by cars. Some animals become nuisances and people have even been injured by once-tamed wildlife.

Avoid these problems by following one simple rule when coming upon young wildlife: If You Care, Leave Them There! It may be difficult to do, but this is a real act of compassion. The young are quite safe when left alone because their color patterns and lack of scent help them remain undetected. Generally the parent will visit their young only a few times a day to avoid leaving traces that attract predators. Wildlife parents are not disturbed by human scent. Baby birds found on the ground may be safely picked up and placed in a nearby bush or tree. Avoid nest and den areas of young wildlife and restrain all pets.

Leave fawns (young deer) where they are found. Fawns are safest when left alone because their camouflaging color helps them remain undetected until the doe returns. Unlike deer, newborn moose calves remain in close proximity to their mothers who, in contrast to a white-tailed doe, will actively defend calves against danger. An adult cow moose weighing over 600 pounds will chase, kick and stomp a potential predator, people included.

Only when young wildlife are found injured or with their dead mother may the young be assisted, but must then be delivered immediately to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Due to the difficulty in properly caring for them there are no rehabilitators licensed to care of fawns. It is illegal to possess most wildlife in Massachusetts. Information on young wildlife is on line at www.mass.gov/masswildlife and a list of licensed wildlife rehabilitators is posted at: http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/wildlife/rehab/wildlife_rehab_index.htm.

FREE FISHING OPPORTUNITIES

Looking for a way to spend some quality time with family or friends in the great outdoors and learn a new skill or brush up on your technique? Try a free fishing clinic or fishing festival near you! MassWildlife's Angler Education Program has teamed up with groups to provide free fishing opportunities and loaner equipment for beginning anglers of all ages. Fishing events for the month of May are below. No license is needed by participants.  Go to www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/education/aep/aep_calendar.htm for continuously updated listing of fishing events.

May 1 – Westborough Spring Fishing Festival at Sandra Pond in Westborough --10:00am – 2:00pm. If you have fishing equipment, bring it along. Contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

May 1 – Needham Recreation Family Fishing Derby at Needham Reservoir in Needham -- 9:00am – Noon. If you have fishing equipment, bring it along. This event is co-sponsored by the Needham Park and Recreation Commission. Contact Karen Peirce at (781) 455-7521.

May 2 – Brookline Reservoir Family Fishing Festival in Brookline -- 9:00am - Noon. If you have fishing equipment, bring it along. This event is co-sponsored by the Brookline Recreation Department.  Contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or email jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

May 8 – Coes Pond Fishing Derby at Coes Pond in Worcester -- 8:00am - 11:00am. If you have fishing equipment, bring it along. This event is sponsored by the Worcester Fish and Game Association. Contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

May 9 – Pillings Pond Family Fishing Festival at Pillings Pond in Lynnfield -- 10:00am – 1:00pm . If you have fishing equipment, bring it along. This event is sponsored by the the Pillings Pond Association. Contact Gene Ellison at gene@cfninvestments.com

May 15 – Disabled American Veterans Fishing Festival at the Marlborough Fish & Game Club in Marlborough --10:00am - 2:00pm. If you have fishing equipment, bring it along.  This event is open only to disabled veterans. This event is co-sponsored by the Marlborough Fish and Game Club. Contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us.

May 22 -- Watson Pond Family Fishing Festival at Watson Pond State Park in Taunton -- 10:00 am - 2:00pm. If you have fishing equipment, bring it along. This event is co-sponsored by the Taunton Mayor's Office & the Taunton Fish Wardens. Contact Lynn at (508) 821-1015 or Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us.

May 22 – Nahorniak Family Fishing Festival at Five Mile Pond in Springfield -- 9:00 am - 1:00pm. You will need to bring your own rod and reel. Bait and terminal tackle will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Pine Point Community Council and the Springfield Parks and Recreation Department. Contact Jim Lagacy at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us.

May 22 – Dean Park Pond Fishing Clinic at Dean Pond in Shrewsbury. 9:00am – Noon. If you have fishing equipment bring it along. This event is co-sponsored with the Shrewsbury Park and Recreation Department. Pre-registration is required. Contact Gary Grindle at ggrindle@th.ci.shrewsbury.ma.us or at 508-841-8339.

SALTWATER FISHING REGISTRATION REMINDER

Speaking of fishing, the Division of Marine Fisheries reminds saltwater anglers that this year saltwater anglers must register with the federal government to fish.  A new federal law that took effect January 1, 2010 requires most Massachusetts recreational saltwater fishermen 16 years old and older to register with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) either online via www.countmyfish.noaa.gov or by calling (888) MRIP-411 [(888) 674-7411]. There is no fee for federal registration in 2010. People fishing on saltwater charter or head-boats will not be required to register. Private boat or family registrations are not available. This year, non-residents planning saltwater fishing trips in Massachusetts must possess a saltwater fishing permit from any state or from the federal saltwater registration system.

Beginning in 2011, saltwater anglers will be required to purchase a state recreational saltwater fishing permit. The fee for this permit is estimated to be $10 and will be the same cost for all anglers, including non-residents. Anyone 16 or older will be required to purchase a saltwater fishing permit. Saltwater fishermen 60 or older will be required obtain a permit, but the permit will be free. Saltwater anglers in the state will not register with the federal registration system in 2011.

The new permit system will allow federal and state marine fisheries to collect better data on saltwater recreational fishing. The current data collection system is inefficient and imprecise. Marine fisheries managers need quality data to make the best decisions possible on saltwater creel limits, seasons and sizes.

Washing Cars for a Cause

Ryan’s project is to clean up, and plant, create a sign for the old cemetery in Hopkinton on Wilson street.  He is also doing research on those who are buried there. Ryan held a car wash recently at the Southborough DPW to help raise funds for his project.

Troop Drive

WOW…We broke all records! Shipping over 500 care packages we surpassed the 5,000 box milestone. I can hardly wait to tell Courtney about the extraordinary kindness and generosity of all of you who wrote checks, brought items, and sorted and packed boxes. For those of you who coordinated your children, their friends, and your students to make cards and bring items, please pass this onto them with my thanks. They have definitely put smiles on faces. What better way to thank our warriors for their service and sacrifice. My deepest gratitude to each of you who made a difference.  (Photo Matt with Bonnie at the drive. Tim is Matt's Dad)

It's not what you gather, but what your scatter that tells what kind of life you are living!

Proud Army Mom of 1LT Courtney Wilson 864th EN BN.
Deb
Debbie Depp Wilson
 

Sudbury Valley Trustees Photography Contest

SVT’s SEVENTH ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST Drop off at SVT headquarters from May 10 through June 4 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm only or by appointment). Bring up to three of your nature photographs, taken within the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury River Basin to SVT headquarters. Winning photographs will be selected in three categories: “The Rivers and their Tributaries”, “Flora and Fauna in the Watershed”, and “People Enjoying the Rivers”, plus an overall “Best In Show.” Winning photographs will be displayed during Riverfest. Separate judging for adults and kids under the age of 18. Contact Michael Sanders, msanders@svtweb.org for more details. Members: Entry fee is $10 for the first photograph and $5 for additional photographs, Non-Members: $10 per photo. Under 18: $2 per photograph or three for $5.

Fire Log

Saturday 5/15/10

11:56 ALARM SYSTEM, UNINTENTIONAL COSLIN DR 

    E22  LT DANO         FF GOODSPEED

    E23  FF CRINGAN      FF NAVAROLI

17:26 EMS CALL BOSTON RD and FRAMINGHAM RD

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF NAVAROLI

Sunday 5/16/10

06:37 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT LEDGE HILL RD 

    E22  LT DANO         FF GOODSPEED

    E23  FF NEAL         FF NAVAROLI

12:53 EMS CALL FRAMINGHAM RD 

    A28  FF ROACH        FF CRINGAN

    E23  FF ASPESI       FF WILLS

19:43 COOKING FIRE, CONFINED TO CONT HIGHLAND ST 

    E22  FF ASPESI       FF WILLS

    E23  FF AMENDOLA     FF CRINGAN

21:10 EMS CALL RED GATE LN 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF CRINGAN

    C30  FF WILLS

Monday 5/17/10

10:00 FIRE SAFETY PROGRAM CLIFFORD ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

    E23  FF ASPESI       FF NEAl

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE PRESIDENTIAL DR 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

15:45 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR HICKORY RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO  For more fire log click here

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 2, Section 6A (e3/4), which states “On the death of a former member of the general court, the flag of the commonwealth shall be flown at half-staff from the day of death until sunset of the day of interment in accordance with such orders or instructions as may be issued by or at the direction of the governor after consultation with the speaker of the house of representatives on the death of a former representative in the general court ….”

Please be advised that Governor Patrick has ordered that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset on Thursday, May 20 at all state buildings in honor of former Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Frances Alexander of Beverly, who died Saturday, May 15, 2010.

This gubernatorial order applies to:

1.  The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls
2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings
3.  All state military installations

MAY 12, 2010  

IT IS OFFICIAL: EVANGELIDIS WILL BE ON BALLOT FOR SHERIFF

Boston – Worcester County Sheriff candidate Lew Evangelidis announced today that he has submitted over 1500 certified signatures to the Secretary of State and has met all requirements to be placed on this year’s ballot.

 

Evangelidis, a former assistant district attorney and former assistant state prosecutor said, “The hard work of the over 60 volunteers who helped us collect signatures from every corner of Worcester County was a tremendous help in securing the 1000 necessary signatures.  I’ve always enjoyed collecting signatures because you have a chance to get out into the communities and we received a great response from the folks we met.”

 

Evangelidis continued, “People throughout the county are really excited about our campaign and the chance to support a candidate who isn’t part of the old Worcester County political machine, has not made any job promises, and is committed to bringing professionalism to the Sheriff's Department.“  

 

To learn more about the proposals laid out by Evangelidis, please visit his website at www.lewforsheriff.com

Sports and Recreation

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday May. 19
 Boys Varsity Tennis @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Nashoba Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse VS Medfield High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse VS Medfield High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Wednesday May. 19
 Boys Varsity Track VS **Postponed To 5/13/2010 - Maynard High School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Track VS **Postponed To 5/13/2010 - Maynard High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Worcester Public HS   4:00PM
Opening Day

May 18, 2010 - An American pastime.

Westford Conservation Walk

Hosted by Sudbury Valley Trustees and Westford Conservation Trust

SVT was recently gifted a beautiful wooded tract of land in Westford, with trails managed by the Westford Conservation Trust. We'd like to show it off to you when the wildflowers are blooming, with a focus on trees and birds as well. Come join us for a mid-afternoon walk.  SVT Members, Westford Residents: Free, Non-Members: $10.  Registration required at www.svtweb.org/events-calendar

"Marlboro Senior Panthers Softball opened up their 2010 season this week with the Jr. Panthers traveling to Tewksbury and the Sr. Panthers playing Worcester Fallon “B” at home.    The Panthers didn’t start the season on a high note dropping all 4 games.

            The Sr. Panthers opened the season with the Worcester Falcons “B” dropping both ends of the doubleheader.  Sr. Panthers dropped the 1st game 15 – 5 and the 2nd 12 to 4.  Leading the Marlboro offense were Chet Setterlund 5 for 7 and Steve Goldstein 4 for 6.  Mgr. Scerra said they had a few new players including 2 women this year and will take a couple of games to come together.  He expects a good season from this team this year.

            The Jr. Panthers travel to their arch rivals in Tewksbury to play an always tough Tewksbury team and dropped a doubleheader losing the first game 7 – 6 and the 2nd 15 - 8.  The Jr. Panthers also had some new players that have to be worked in.   The Panther offense was led by Dennis Naylor going 4 for 6 and Stephen Bober 3 for 7.  Jim Boice the new pitcher for the Panther’s also had a double. 

            We are still looking for players 50+ for the EMASS Senior Softball league.  Anyone interested should contact Fred Scerra at 774-249-0143 or marlsrsoftball@verizon.net as soon as possible as our season has just started..

Winners

May 17, 2010 - winners from the Southborough Youth Baseball and Softball league hit pitch and run series.

Zip Trip

May 17, 2010 - VB Fox 25 Boston and Bea ham it up before going on the air for the town trivia test.

Assabet Valley Opportunities

Assabet is looking for a Culinary Arts Instructor.  For more information contact:

Karen Murphy
Personnel Secretary
kmurphy@assabet.org
 
OR Karen Murphy, Personnel Secretary
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School District
215 Fitchburg Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

For information on the summer basketball program click

http://www.assabettech.com/bbcamp/

CHEERLEADING CAR WASH
Sunday, May 23 from 9-3pm at Assabet Valley High School.

 

YARMOUTHPORT — Judith Williams-Thornton, of Yarmouthport and formerly of Southborough, died on May 15.

She was the daughter of the late Dorothy Hoffman and the late Harry Nolet.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Thornton, of Yarmouthport; her daughter, Kristen Caira and her husband, Greg Caira, of Marshfield; her son, Eric Williams and his wife, K.C. Myers of Wellfleet, her granddaughters, Diana and Tess Williams, and her former husband, Robert Williams, of Dennis.

Judy was the library director at the Southborough Public Library for over 30 years, her home away from home.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Friends of the Southborough Public Library, 25 Main St., Southborough, MA 01772.

Services will be private.

Judy hopes that you will remember her in life and that you will enjoy every precious day.

Stamp Out Hunger

May 17, 2010 - The US Postal Service held their annual Stamp Out Hunger drive which brought in more than 1400 pounds of food for the Southborough Food Pantry.

Sports and Recreation

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday May. 18
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Tennis VS Hudson High School Melican Middle 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
 Girls JV Tennis VS Hudson High School Melican Middle 4:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse @ North Middlesex H S   5:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 5:30PM
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Tuesday May. 18
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Hillside School   3:15PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS Hillside School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Track @ **Postponed To 5/4/2010 - Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Track @ **Postponed To 5/4/2010 - Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM
Just Sloshing Through

May 17, 2010 - Runners for the New England Children's Center round the corner of Parkerville Road and Clifford Street in torrential rains.

Just testing.  Hopefully the Southborough News will be up and running fully operational this week if time permits. Sorry for the inconveniences.  There may be some problems viewing the website until all is transferred over.
ARHS Lacrosse

May 16, 2010 - ARHS LAX players topped Shrewsbury 10 - 7.

Representative Dykema Welcomes News of Lower Workers Compensation Premiums

 

Boston— Representative Dykema is pleased that Massachusetts businesses will see their workers’ compensation premiums drop by an average of 2.4 percent in the coming year, saving small businesses $75 million in premiums.  This rate decrease was recently negotiated and announced by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

“By keeping the pressure on worker’s compensation costs, the state and the Attorney General’s office are helping our small businesses succeed,” said Dykema. “Every dollar that a small business saves in worker’s compensation is a dollar that can be put toward expansion and hiring new employees, so this is certainly welcome news for my constituents and the Massachusetts economy.”

 

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State Representative Carolyn Dykema serves of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business and represents the towns of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway (pct. 1), Southborough (pct. 2 & 3) and Westborough (pct. 2).

Wolf Hill Farm

We're now open for our 32nd. Spring season.  A number of our cool 
 weather crops are ready for planting.  It's still early for the 
 frost tender annuals - we were 29 degrees yesterday morning.  The 
 warm weather of the past month has started the Christmas trees 
 growing early.  We are racing to get the new seedlings in before 
 they break dormancy. We are planting Christmas tree seedlings for 
the  2018 seaon.

 Of course we've got heirloom tomato and vegetable plants.  We 
grow them here so you know they will do well in your garden. 
 There's over two dozen types of tomatoes, a dozen types of 
 peppers and a number of good tasting vegetable plants.  This year 
 try heirloom lettuces or potatoes for a change.

 We've got herbs! .Among the herbs we grow are nine varieties of 
 basil and seven varieties of mint. Several types and sizes of our 
 scented geraniums will be ready soon.  Flowers include large 
 dahlias, zinnias, and other cutting flowers.  We can do planters 
 to order.

 Our Spring Open House will be Saturday May 15th. and Sunday May 
 16th. from noon to 4:00 pm. We'll serve herbal refreshments.  New 
 this Spring are vegetable and fruit patterned quilted runners, 
 place mats, aprons, and other household items. There will be a 
 number of specials on gardening related items.

 Our Spring hours will be Thursday & Friday 11:00am to 6:00pm and 
 Saturday & Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm through the end of June.

 Delia & Mike
 Wolf Hill Farm
508-485-5087

 

Southborough meetings

May 17- May 21, 2010  

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Advisory Committee 5/17 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Audit Subcommittee of the Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee 5/17 5:30 PM Conference Room, Superintendent's Office, 53 Parkerville Road
SHOPC - Agenda 5/17 5:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Southborough Affordable Housing Trust Committee 5/18 6:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Personnel Board 5/18 10:30 AM Hearing Room Town House
Board of Selectmen - Open Session - Agenda 5/18 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Board of Selectmen - Executive Session 5/18 6:30 PM School Committee Conference Room, Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School
Board of Library Trustees 5/18 5:00 Southborough Public Library
ZAC (Zoning Advisory Committee) 5/19 7:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School Building Committee 5/19 7:00 PM School Committee Conference Room, Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School
Board of Assessors 5/19 8:30 AM Hearing Room town house
Northborough/Southborough Health and Wellness Advisory Council 5/20 7"00 PM Library, Algonquin Regional High School
Conservation Commission - Agenda 5/20 7:30 pm Hearing Room Town House
Recycling Committee 5/7 7:30 PM Conference Room, DPW Building

Sunday 16 Monday  17 Tuesday 19 Wednesday 20 Thursday 21 Friday 22 Saturday 23
 

Storytime, ages 2 - 5 years
May 17 10:30 AM  
 


 

  

 

 
 

 


 

 
 


 

 

 

 


  

 
 

The Library has a great new website:  Click here

 

Senior Center Activities

17 Monday  18Tuesday 19 Wednesday 20Thursday 21 Friday 22 Saturday
    8:30 am health clinic 9:30 Mah Jongg
t9:00 Friday Hours
9:00 AM Center Opens
8:30 am health clinic
7:45 am Walking Group
9:30 Pool
9:30 am cribbage
9:30 am Tai Chi
10:00 AM Creative Writers
12 blue plate special 10:00 AM Bocce 10 am Bocce 9:30 Painting class
2:00 PM fitness
12 Ping Pong
 
12:00 PM Pitch 10:00 AM canasta
  12 Pitch 2:00 PM Fitness 1 PM Bridge 12:30 Authentic Chinese Meal Luncheon
  1 PM water aerobics      

Click here for the new Senior Center Website

Support Our Senior Centers:

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

Computers:

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

Benita M. (Sora) Hubley, 84, died on Monday, May 10, 2010, with her children by her side. She was the wife of George A. Hubley, Sr who passed away in 1996. Mrs. Hubley was a 1943 graduate of the former Peters High School of Southborough. She was a Head Dietitian at Neary School and retired after over twenty years of service. Two years after her retirement she worked for Fay School as a dietitian for 4 more years. She was a volunteer for all the schools of Southborough and was an active member of St. Matthew Church where she taught CCD. She is survived by her children, George Skip Hubley and his wife Linda; Joseph Hubley and his wife Andrea; Donna Harrington and her husband Fran all of Southborough; brothers, Peter Sora of Southborough; 7 grandchildren, Matthew & Tanya Hubley, Cassandra, Jillian and Siena Hubley, Kimberly Hubley & Jessica Harrington and a great grand daughter all of Southborough; and many nieces and nephews. She is pre deceased by her son John Hubley and her brother Edward Sora. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, May 13, from 4 to 7 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough (morrisfuneralparlor.com) Mass of resurrection will be held on Friday, May 14, at 10 AM at St. Matthew Church, Highland St., Southborough. Burial will follow at the Rural Cemetery, Southborough. Memorial donation may be made in her memory to Country Side Nursing Home or Southborough Fire Department.

Randall J. "Randy" Hogan, Jr., 84, died Wednesday May 11, 2010 at MetroWest Medical Center after a long illness. He was surrounded by his family in his final days. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor C. Hogan, six children and 14 grandchildren. Randall and family lived for 47 years in Framingham and 10 years in Southborough. Son of Col. Randall J. Hogan, Sr. and Catherine (Sheehan) Hogan, Randall was born in Burlington, Vt., and graduated from Western High School in Washington, DC after living in many states as the son of a career Army officer. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institiute of Technology, and later received a masters in mechanical engineering from Northeaster Univ. while rearing six children. He worked 8 years for General Motors in Framingham and retired from Raytheon after a 32 year career. In addition to his wife, Randall is survived by his children: Kara Buzanoski and husband Gerald of Northborough, Vesta Kosmo and husband Michael of Wellesley, Randall Hogan and wife Sara of Orono, Minnesota, Christopher Hogan and wife Mary of Colden, NY, Lawrence Hogan and wife Paula of Northborough and David Hogan of Worcester; his grandchildren: Todd Buzanoski, Taryn Marquez & husband Jason, Timothy Buzanoski & wife Caroline, Tefta Checola & husband Adam, Adriana Kosmo, Jenna Kosmo, Stephen Kosmo, Christopher Hogan, Jr., Carolyn Hogan, Emily Hogan, Kelly Hogan, Nicholas Hogan, Dallas Hogan and Daniel Hogan; a sister: Vesta Flaggert of San Antonio, TX and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his sister Catherine Hogan. Randall had a zest for life and had many interests. He was a longtime active member of St. Jeremiah's Church, later St. George's and finally St. Anne's Parish in Southborough. He achieved 4th degree status in the Knights of Columbus, loved square dancing with Ellie, personal computing and piloting single engine aircraft. He volunteered for decades at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, but his greatest passion was spending time with his family. Visiting hours are Friday May 14 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Boyle Bros. Funeral Home, 173 Union Ave., Framingham. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday May 15 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Church, 20 Boston Rd., Southborough. (www.stanne-southborough.org) Burial will follow in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Framingham Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Randall's name may be sent to: the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, 1663 Bristol Turnpike, Bensalem, PA. 19020 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Walk for the Heart

Dr. Kirkpatrick of St. Vincent’s Hospital and Oxford resident Dr. Paul Roland celebrated after taking their hearts for a walk at the American Heart Association’s annual Central MA Start! Heart Walk on May 1st along Shrewsbury Street in Worcester. The Heart Walk raised over $340K for heart and stroke research and brought together more than 6,000 community members. To learn about the Start! program or to make a donation today, visit www.centralmaheartwalk.org

 

Sports and Recreation

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday May. 17
 Boys Varsity Tennis @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse VS Hopkinton High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball @ North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Westboro High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse VS Beverly High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   5:00PM
 Boys JV Volleyball VS Millis High School Algonquin 6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS Millis High School Algonquin 7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday May. 17
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Parker School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Parker School Softball Field 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Track VS Keefe Technical High Scho   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Track VS Keefe Technical High Scho   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Pathfinder Vocational Tech   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ Whittier Reg Tech HS Click for directions   4:00PM
Opening Day Baseball 2010

May 16, 2010 - More photos to come.

A Crash Encountered

The Southborough News regrets to inform the readers that I have had major difficulties since Friday night on updating the website.  It has not been timely updates and I apologize for any inconveniences.  My main computer crashed Friday night and I have been trying to recover many of the files and photos to send on to a laptop for now.  The Southborough News for those that don't know, is just a hobby of mine.

 I am the owner/editor/ad sales/news staff and photographer. It is a one person operation with the exception of good friends Carol and Chris that often cover events for me when I am not around or send in photos that they think will be of special interest for our awesome readers.  I remotely edited the website from Maryland during February and March when I was at USDA/APHIS officer training for my full time job working with the Asian Long Horned Beetle infestation in Worcester.  I hardly missed a day while remotely updating and here I am missing several days because of computer failure.  I have never had a photography lesson or computer lesson and set up the site as a whim for extra income while my children were still of school age.  I have led a frustrated life this weekend trying to put it all back together again.  Kind of like the Humpty Dumpty story.  Sorry for the delays and inconveniences.  Hopefully, it won't be too bumpy a ride to get everything together once again.  Thanks all for your patience.  Guess what?   May marks our third year of publication!! Thanks again to all my readers and contributors.  Linda

BIG DAY AT FINN

May 2, 2010 - Opening Day of Baseball at Mooney Field, Finn School Southborough.

Oink

May 2, 2010 - New piglets at Davco Farms on Breakneck Hill Road.

It's Clean Up Time in Southborough

May 2, 2010 - Jackson heads up the trash removal efforts at Mt. Vickery and Cordaville Roads.

Southborough meetings

May 3- May 7, 2010  

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Historical Commission 5/3 4:00 PM Historical Museum Common Street
SHOPC - Agenda 5/3 5:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
P.I.L.O.T 5/4 10:00 AM Hearing Room Town House
Trottier School Council 5/4 2:30 PM Conference Room Trottier School
Youth Commission 5/4 7:15 PM Conference Room Village Hall
Scholarship Advisory Committee - Executive Session 5/5 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School Committee 5/5 7:00 PM School Committee Conference Room, Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School
Council on Aging 5/5 7:00 Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
Municipal Facilities Committee 5/5 8:00 PM Firefighters' Memorial Hall, Fire Station
ZAC (Zoning Advisory Committee) 5/5 7:00 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Naming Subcommittee of the Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee 5/6 7"00 PM Algonquin Library Classroom D110i
Recreation Commission 5/6 7:30 pm Recreation Office, Highland Street
Recycling Committee 5/7 7:30 PM Conference Room, DPW Building
       

Sunday 2 Monday  3 Tuesday 4 Wednesday 5 Thursday 6 Friday 7 Saturday 8
 

Storytime, ages 2 - 5 years
May 3 10:30 AM  


 

  

 

Storytime, ages 2 - 5 years
May 4  10:30 AM 

 
Selectmen Candidates Night
May 04   7:00 PM  
 

 


 

 
 

Toddler Time
May 06 11:00 AM  
 

 

 

 


  

 
 

The Library has a great new website:  Click here

Senior Center Activities

3 Monday  4 Tuesday Wednesday 6 Thursday 7 Friday 8 Saturday
    8:30 am health clinic 9:30 Mah Jongg
sout9:00 Friday Hours
9:00 AM Center Opens
8:30 am health clinic
7:45 am Walking Group
9:30 Pool
9:30 am cribbage
9:30 am Tai Chi
10:00 AM Creative Writers
12 blue plate special 10:00 AM Bocce 10 am Bocce 9:30 Painting class
2:00 PM fitness
12 Ping Pong
12:00 PM Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
12:00 PM Pitch 10:00 AM canasta
  12 Pitch 2:00 PM Fitness 1 PM Bridge 12:30 Authentic Chinese Meal Luncheon
  1 PM water aerobics      

Click here for the new Senior Center Website

Support Our Senior Centers:

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

Computers:

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

Candidates Night at the Library Tuesday, May 4

Giorlandino.  Rooney.

Two Candidates. One Selectman’s Seat.

Join us at the Library on Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 p.m., to hear each candidate for Selectman speak.  Come and ask questions.  Open to the Public. Light refreshments.

Southborough Community Preservation Committee
Open Forum

Thursday, May 13, 2010, at 7PM in the Hearing Room of the Southborough Town House to review the Community Preservation Act and the process for applications for CPA Funds.  The deadline for new applications is June 17, 2010.

Sports and Outdoor Activities

Algonquin Regional High School

TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday May. 3
 Boys Varsity Tennis VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Outdoor Track @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse @ **Postponed To 5/24/2010 - Oakmont Regional H.S.   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse VS Westboro High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Shrewsbury High School   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Shrewsbury High School   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS St. Johns H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse @ **Postponed To 5/24/2010 - Oakmont Regional H.S.   5:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse VS Westboro High School Algonquin 5:30PM
 Boys JV Volleyball @ Clinton High School   6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Clinton High School   7:00PM
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
TOMORROW'S EVENTS - Monday May. 3
 Boys Freshman Baseball @ Hillside School   3:15PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs Softball Field 3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Northeast Reg. Tech. High   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS Greater Lowell Tech HS   4:00PM

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Join us at one of our athletic fundraising events Summer & Fall 2010!
 
Ride, Tri and Run!MR logoMemory Ride - Saturday July 24, 2010 
20, 62 and 100 mile route option
Click here to register.   
 
Sign up for the ride during the month of May, any distance, and be entered into a drawing for a $200 Landry's Bicycles gift certificate! 
 
If you would like to participate but aren't a rider, we need your help as a volunteer!  Click here to see what volunteer opportunities are available and sign up today!
 
90% of money raised by Memory Ride goes directly to Alzheimer's Research.  Come join the fun and help us work towards the elimination of Alzheimers! . 
 
Ride, Tri and Run!Run for the Memory
 
Congratulations to all of our runners who completed the 2010 Boston Marathon!
 
Next:
Don't forget to cheer on our 1/2 Marathon and 5 Mile runners at Boston's Run to Remember on May 30th.
 
Reach the Beach Adventure Relay - September 17-18 2010, from Franconia, NH to Hampton Beach, NH
Volunteers are needed to support our Reach the Beach Relay runners in New Hampshire on the relay route on both days!  Click here for Reach the Beach volunteer information. 
 
To learn more about volunteer options, please contact Michelle Gonzalez via e-mail or call 617.393.2047.
 
Ride, Tri and Run!Marx PerformanceMax Performance Triathlon Series
 
 
In our inaugural "Tri" year, the Run for the Memory program has partnered up with Max Performance Triathlon Series.

Triathletes are invited to participate in any of the six Max Performance Series events as part of the Run for the Memory team. The fundraising minimum for both Sprint-distance and Olympic-distance participants is $750. As a benefit of team membership, your event registration fee will be covered by the Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter
 
Click here for more information on the Triathlon Series.  To register, please contact Michelle Gonzalez via e-mail or call 617.393.2047.  Fundraising spots are limited.
 
 
Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.
 
Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter
311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
regional offices:
Raynham, Springfield and Worcester, MA and Bedford and Lebanon, NH
617.868.6718  MA |  603.606.6590 NH | 800.272.3900 24/7 Helpline
alz.org/MANH