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June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

8 Alarm Fire in Downtown Marlborough

June 26, 2010 - An eight alarm fire broke out at Central West Grill on Main Street in Marlborough around noon today.  Southborough Firefighters responded along with many other towns including Hudson, Stow, Wayland, Westborough, Hopkinton among others.  The building is located diagonally across from City Hall and had upstairs apartments. It is reported that all occupants were able to escape the fire.  The building collapsed a few hours after starting.  Main Street and several roads around it have been closed or left to single one way traffic patterns.

 

Northern Atlantic Hurricane Season Update: June 23, 2010

 

The following information is from a recent presentation by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  

 

Outlook:

            18-23:  Named tropical storms and/or hurricanes (Annual average is ~ 10)

            8-14:    Hurricanes (Annual average is ~ 6)

            3-7:      Major (Category 3, 4, and 5) hurricanes (Annual average is ~ 2)

            There is an 85% probability for this outlook

 

The current surface and aloft winds are favorable for an increase in Hurricane activity.  These winds will also contribute to increasing and maintaining the strength of a hurricane

 

Increasingly warmer surface water temperatures will also contribute to increasing and maintaining the strength of a hurricane.  Ideal hurricane water temperature is 80f and above, however large enough hurricanes can maintain strength for an elongated amount of time in cooler waters.

 

El Nino has ended and there is a possibility of a La Nina developing in late summer.  La Nina conditions increase the probability of hurricane activity in the Northern Atlantic, while decreasing it in the Pacific.  If you can recall from last year, the East Coast had very little activity while the West Coast had several tropical storms and hurricanes.

 

Even though NOAA is calling for an active season, we must always prepare no matter what the outlook.  Two cases in point: The last hurricane to make landfall in New England was Hurricane Bob on 1991 and the last Category 5 Hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. was Hurricane Andrew in 1992.  Both 1991 and 1992 were predicted to be (and were) low activity years.  In fact Andrew was the only hurricane to make landfall that season.

 

Watch/Warning Criteria:

            Due to the improvements in hurricane forecasting and tracking capabilities NOAA has changed the Watch and Warning criteria for Hurricanes.  The new criteria are as    follows:

                        WATCH: Hurricane to make landfall within 48 hours (old criteria: 36)

                        WARNING: Hurricane to make landfall within 36 hours (old criteria: 24)

                        Note that Landfall refers to the Eye of the storm and not the equally dangerous outer bands.

 

The rain hazards (i.e. flooding) from hurricanes can be equally as dangerous as the winds. In a hurricane the greatest Winds are on the Right side of the storm, while the greatest Rain falls on the Left side.  Even if a storm passes to the South of New England there is a great potential for flooding rains.  Additionally, rains from an approaching hurricane can arrive upwards to 15 hours before the storm and damaging winds arrives.

 

Secondary hazards:

            Tornados, usually small in size, can form as a result of a hurricane.  Associated tornados usually form within the Upper-Right (or Northeast) quadrant of a hurricane.

 

            Riptides are prevalent along a wide range of coastline whether a hurricane makes landfall or passes to the South or East.

Sports and Recreation

RECREATION DAY TRIPS

Hampton Beach, NH

Saturday, July 17

Six Flags

Saturday, August 14

Medieval Times

Saturday, August 28

 

PARK PASS

The Park Pass allows you to enter/park at most State parks for free.  We have a one day pass and a two or more day pass.  Refundable deposit of $35 (check) is required.

You can pick them up at the office.

 

SUMMER SWIM LESSONS

Click Here to View Schedules

 

ARHS VOLLEYBALL BOOSTERS

presents Girl's Summer Volleyball Clinic

July 6-9

Click here for Registration Form

 

ARHS TRACK & FIELD CAMP

MONDAY JUNE 14 - FRIDAY JUNE 18

OR

MONDAY JUNE 21 - FRIDAY JUNE 25

Boys & Girls

ages 6 - 14

ARHS CHEERLEADING CLINIC

Wednesday, August 25

9am to 12pm

(Click here for Registration Form)

 

SUMMER NIGHTS

click here for details

August 29, 2010

(raindate August 30)

RESOURCES

BABYSITTING LIST

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

National Alliance for Youth Sports

(NAYS)

 

For more Southborough Recreational activities and events click here.

MRC/CERT Do you Know What it Means?

June 25, 2010 - Community Emergency Response Team and the Medical Reserve Corp is comprised of everyday citizens of your town, Southborough.  They were there at the Southborough Fire Department drill to support the men and women on the fire departments with assistance in getting their gear off, assisting with medical situations and handing our water.  The team responds to town emergencies such as snow storms, hurricanes, long term road closures, Flu vaccine clinics and more.  If you would like to learn more or volunteer click here for more information.

Can I Drink This?

June 25, 2010 - A Red Squirrel ponders what's in the water bottle.

Space Weather News for June 25, 2010
http://spaceweather.com

SPACE STATION IN CONSTANT SUNLIGHT:  For the next few days, the  International Space Station (ISS) will be orbiting Earth in constant sunlight.  This sets the stage for a remarkable sky show.  Because the ISS is constantly illuminated, it shines brightly in the night sky every single time it passes overhead.  Some observers can see the space station 3, 4, even 5 times a night.  More information and flybys predictions may be found at http://spaceweather.com

ANDROID FLYBYS:  Spaceweather's "Simple Flybys" app is now available for Android phones as well as the iPhone and iPad.  Details at http://simpleflybys.com

WEEKEND LUNAR ECLIPSE: On Saturday, June 26th, the Moon will pass through Earth's shadow, producing a 54% partial lunar eclipse. The event is visible from most of the Americas, Australia, Japan, east Asia and all of the Pacific Ocean.  For readers in the USA, the best time to look is just before sunrise on Saturday morning.  Visit 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
 

Close Encounter

June 25, 2010 - Although Southborough escaped with only minor losses to trees and powerlines down, some towns to our north took a great hit with yesterday's storm.  This photo was taken by the Westborough Watertank yesterday.

benches,books,dogs,flowers,friendships,girls,iStockphoto,parks,pets,readings,smiles,summersJUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER READING FUN!

MASS. CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD: 2011

The nominees for the 2011 Massachusetts Children's Book Award* have just been

announced!! Students who are entering grades 4-6 will be eligible to vote for their favorite

from the list if they have read, have heard read-aloud, or listened to an audio version, of just

five from the list by March, 2011. Check out the Southborough Library for available titles

and most on the list come in paperback. I promise there is something on this list for everyone!

(Suggested grade & interest levels for the list are included.)

100 Cupboards (Wilson) What is behind the doors Henry finds in his attic bedroom?

11 Birthdays (Mass) What seems a dream--reliving your 11th birthday--becomes a nightmare for Amanda.

Alabama Moon (Key) Moon begins to question the wilderness survival skills he learned from his war vet Dad.

Anything But Typical (Baskin) Jason struggles to deal with his autism and his exceptional writing skills.

The Calder Game (Balliet) Pentominoes help solve the mystery of missing boy, Calder, and Minotaur sculpture.

Chains (Anderson) Who is really “free” as America enters the Revolutionary War?

Cool Zone with the Pain and the Great One (Blume) Older sister and younger brother share trials & tribulations

Edward’s Eyes (MacLachlan) A Cape Cod family learns to celebrate the life of their deceased brother/son.

Eleven (Giff) The number 11 means something to Sam, but since he can’t read, he’s not sure what it is.

First Light (Stead) Newbery-award winning author (When You Reach Me) explores a secret community under the polar ice.

Honey Cake (Stuchner) David learns to be brave during the Nazi occupation of Denmark.

The Magic Half (Barrows) Molly goes back in time and discovers a lost “twin.”

Iron Thunder (Avi) Tom helps build the “Iron Clad” ship that helps win the Civil War for the North.

Just Grace (Harper) As one of 3 girls named “Grace” in her class, Grace struggles to find her own identity.

Mudville (Scarletta) Will there ever by joy in “Moundville?” For baseball fans!

No Talking! (Clements) Can the 5th grade “Un-Shushable’s” really not talk for 48 hours?

The Other Side of the Island (Goodman) In a future world, the weather is controlled but Honor’s parents are not!

The Potato Chip Puzzles (Berlin) Who is keeping Winston Breen’s team from winning $50,000? (lots of puzzle fun!)

Savvy (Law) In a magical family, “Mibs” learns her power (“Savvy”) is not what she thinks it is.

Three Cups of Tea (Mortenson) True account of a project to rebuild schools in Pakistan & Afghanistan.

Truth and Salsa (Lowrey) Hayley copes with divorce, a move to Mexico, and a mysterious ghost.

The Underneath (Appelt) A cat & dog in the Lousiana Bayou struggle to overcome abuse by an owner and life.

The White Giraffe (St. John) Orphaned after a fire, Martine goes to So. Africa and makes a wonderful discovery.

The Willoughby’s (Lowry) The children get “revenge” on their uncaring parents!(the audio would be great for a car trip!)

I can't wait to hear your favorites when we come back to school this fall!

Mrs. Woodfin

*The Massachusetts Children’s Book Award is sponsored by Salem State College

Sports and Recreation

Join SVT (www.svtweb.org) and OAR (www.assabetriver.org) on Saturday, July 10, 8:00-11:00am for a Concord River paddle. Starting and ending at Route 3A/129 in Billerica, we’ll paddle upstream to SVT’s Ralph Hill Conservation Area. We’ll enjoy a leisurely walk around some of the back end trails at Ralph Hill before paddling back to the put-in. Participants will learn from OAR about its water quality program on the Concord River and then from SVT about its conservation efforts in the region.  Registration required.  SVT and OAR members:  Free.  Non-members:  $10.  To register, call SVT at 978-43-5588, x30 or at www.svtweb.org/events-calendar.

The 2010 ARHS Girls Varsity Tennis Team hosted their First Annual McCurdy Tennis Tournament  which took place on Sunday June 13 and concluded on Sunday, June 20.

We had a spectacular turn out for the event and prizes were awarded in the following categories.

Women's' Doubles

Men's Doubles

Men's Singles

Mixed Doubles

We want to thank the following who supported this fundraising to help make this possible.  Proceeds go to support our Tennis Program and also to the American Cancer Society in memory of our beloved coach, Jan McCurdy.

Tom Hays

Coach Lodi

Biron Family

Foremen Famiy

Arthi Kasetty

Lisa Gennari

Carrie Bourke

Donna Martin

Mark Euler from NewTek Design Group

Southborough Recreation

6 STUDENTS FROM SOUTHBOROUGH
NAMED TO HONOR ROLL AT RIVERS


WESTON, MA
—The following students from Southborough were named to the honor roll at The Rivers School in Weston in recognition of their excellent academic performance during the 2009-2010 school year.
 
High Honors
Michael McAneny, Grade 12
Charles Harrison, Grade 11
Meghan McAneny, Grade 10
 
Honors
Sarah Sweeney, Grade 12
Ashley Weir, Grade 10
Daniel Davis, Grade 9

About The Rivers School
Founded in 1915, The Rivers School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students in grades 6 through 12. The Rivers community is dedicated to its mission of “excellence with humanity”—rigorous, challenging programs in a caring community in which each student is known, understood, and valued. With 440 students from 75 Massachusetts towns, the school offers an intimate and dynamic classroom environment with a 1 to 8 teacher/student ratio and an average class size of 12 students. Rivers is a member of the Independent School League (I.S.L.). It offers 34 honors and Advanced Placement courses, a comprehensive arts program, and is home to one of the premier music schools in the Boston area—the Rivers School Conservatory. For more information, please visit www.rivers.org

Clean the Car and Check that Engine

It doesn't have to be Mom or Dad's Day or any special holiday to pick up a gift certificate for a loved one, friend, co-worker retirement or for any other  special occasion.   At Southborough Auto Tech and Choice Car Wash gift certificates and specials are always available.  Check out their websites by clicking on the ad.  Both are conveniently located on Boston Road.   Southborough Auto Tech is a full service repair and gas station.  They now offer vehicle inspection service.  Choice Car Wash uses the newest technology in cleaning your auto with your choice of Laser Wash touch free or the Tandem Ritetouch that uses high pressure wash and soft micro fibers.

 

Phillip E. Ritchie, 57, of Southborough, formerly of Shrewsbury and Framingham, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2010. Born in Framingham, Jan. 26, 1953, he was the son of the late Floyd M. and Frances A. (Howley) Ritchie. Raised and educated in Framingham, Phillip graduated from Framingham North High School. Mr. Ritchie was employed by General Motors as a lineman for many years, as well as a project manager for RC Searles, and most recently was in charge of maintenance at the Owen OLearys chain of restaurants. During his spare time he enjoyed spending time at the ocean, fishing and often traveled to Florida during the winter months to visit lifetime friends. Survivors include his siblings, William A. Ritchie and his wife, Cathy Sutton, of Medway, Sandy Shepard of Jupiter, Fla., Patricia Petty and her husband, Keith Knapp, of Okinawa, Japan, Mark Ritchie of Destin, Fla., Robert Ritchie of Homer, Alaska, and John B. Ritchie and his wife, Perri, of Carlisle; as well as many nephews and cousins. Funeral services are private. Arrangements are under the care of Glenn D. Burlamachi, Concord Funeral Home, Concord, MA. For online tribute and guestbook visit: www/concordfuneral.com

ONLINE PLANT IDENTIFIER READY TO GO

At Garden in the Woods the New England Wildflower Society

The latest release of the Society's electronic key to the native and naturalized woody plants of New England is now available for testing.  The Plant Identifier New England (PINE) Woody Plants is a prototype for a complete electronic flora of New England, which is based on the upcoming field manual to the region being prepared by our Research Botanist, Arthur Haines. Take PINE out for a spin and please be sure to fill out the online survey located on the website.  Your comments will help us produce the best identification tool possible. Click here to access PINE. Thank you!

Sports and Recreation

BUTTERFLIES OF SUMMER

Cedar Hill Reservation, Northborough

Saturday July 10, 9:30am-Noon

SVT Property Steward Bill Coder will lead this walk. The abundant milkweed and other field flowers in the fields at Cedar Hill Reservation provide a great place to see and learn about butterflies. Many varieties are predictably present in early July, from

showy Monarchs and Swallowtails to smaller Browns and Skippers. Some of the best viewing opportunities are an additional reward for those ready for a half-mile hike up the steep slope to the top of the hill. SVT members: Free, Non-Members: $10. Registration required.

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

Marlborough Senior League Baseball

The Jr Panthers traveled to Windham, Ct and split their doubleheader with the Windham Elders, dropping the first game 13 to 11 and winning the 2nd game 12 to 8.  Marlboro’s offense was led by Pete Mirabella 5 for 7 and Dick Mazzone 4 for 6.  Tom Hall turned in some terrific outfield play with some long running catches.

The Sr Panthers dropped their doubleheader against the Worcester Falcons B’s losing the 1st 15 to 3 and the 2nd 9 to 4.  Marlboro’s offense was led by Bill Stone and Jim Raymond going 3 for 5.

Team Records for the Sr Panthers is 2 and 9 and the Jr Panthers is 4 and 6.

Apologies  once again for the Southborough News not being updated.  Earlier in May the Southborough News was maliciously hacked into.  I got it back up and running and all seemed fine.  I went with my brother, sister and brother-in-law to Laconia Bike week only to return and try to update and find that Burning down the house photo almost could have happened here.   Our router apparently had taken a good hit during one of the lightening storms that have so frequented the area.  Our carrier sent out a new router but it got waylaid and they had to send another out. So more delays.   The Southborough News celebrated it's third year as the first online news source for Southborough in May of this year.  I have never in that time experienced so many computer problems.  I regret any inconveniences this has caused.

 

 vegetables

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
 

Hungry for fresh tomatoes and delicious veggies?

The sun is out and NOW is the time to plant your garden.  
Tomatoes and most veggies grow great in patio pots

We still have a great selection of all vegetable plants and herbs. 

   Hardy perennials and colorful annuals are available for your decks and patios
tomato photo 
   
Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
40 Mt. Vickery Rd. Southborough, MA 01772
Tel:  508-485-8979

buildings,earthquake damage,earthquakes,homes,houses,natural disasters,nature

From Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the Southborough Fire Department: A 5.5 magnitude earthquake occurred at 1:41PM local time in Ontario, Quebec border region of Canada. The earthquake has been felt in numerous Massachusetts communities. No reports of damage have been reported atthis time.

National Weather
The potential exists for a widespread severe weather outbreak...in 2
parts...on Thursday in southern New England.

First, there is a chance (hard to predict these) that a large convective
cluster will form in the upper Great Lakes Wednesday night, then come
racing southeastward across New York state and into western New England
before daybreak Thursday.  This has the potential to be a derecho, which
is a long-lived band of storms with multiple damaging wind/downbursts
within several storms in the line.

The cloud cover from that area may hang around in the morning -- if so,
that could possibly reduce risk #2 somewhat, but if #1 doesn't
materialize and it's sunnier to start, then risk #2 may be worse:

Part 2 is:  The atmosphere is likely to heat up to 90 to 94 degrees in
southern New England during the day. Wind fields will be strong, such
that regular daytime gusts may hit 30 mph without any storms.  Aloft,
winds will increase to 50 to 60 mph just 3000-5000 ft up in the air.
Dewpoints will be near or above 70 degrees, which is very soupy.  A cold
front will move through the region in the afternoon.  Some models have
the front faster, which will limit the severe risk to eastern half of
the area, but we are currently believing a slower solution which brings
the front into western MA mid afternoon and to the Providence area by 6
PM... during the time of maximum heating. Severe thunderstorms, with
very damaging wind gusts, large hail, and possibly a few tornadoes are a
real possibility.

At the moment, no conference calls are planned.  Stay tuned to the Storm
Prediction Center's Convective Outlooks for more details.
 

  

Do you like trucks?

Do you want to climb on them and explore?

Then join us at the

 Southborough Library for

TRUCK DAY

THURSDAY, JULY 8

11:00 – 12:00

All children welcome!

There will also be outdoor activities and ice cream sundaes!

More Fire Drill Photos by Chris Wraight

 

Visit the Farm. Click here for more information.

Adam Boyd
Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation Newsletter
Fighting Childhood Cancer 8 Seconds At A Time
 
June 2010
 
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Hey y'all!

It's truly amazing... where have 11 months and 3 weeks gone!?!? Oh right, I remember now... it's been poured into bringing you the best 3rd Annual New England Wild West Fest imaginable!

This is it, what all of us have been waiting for and we're bringing it to you better than ever with 192 riders from across the country entered to compete in the Massachusetts rodeo that's running with the big boys of the PRCA.

We'll see you at the rodeo, the concert, and the after party. Get ready for the best time of your life! Cowboy up with us this weekend!

All my best,

Nicole Steer Wrestling
 
 
Nicole Logan
SACF
 

NEW ENGLAND WILD WEST FEST EDITION

 

Have you bought your tickets yet? It's not too late to get them 20% off! Click the  Ticket Web image above. However, we like options... you can buy 'em at the gate too or one of the local ticket outlets! We can't wait to see all of our rodeo friends enjoying the time of their lives at the 3rd Annual New England Wild West Fest THIS weekend at the Marshfield Fairgrounds!

IN THIS NEWSLETTER:

- Official Press Release
- Schedule of Events
- Cowboy Spirit TV with Jimmy Van
- Atlantic Subaru Named Title Sponsor of Cape Cod Stampede
- South Shore Hospital

Barrel Racing
 

Click image to watch New England Wild West Fest promo video!


Facebook Fan Page           Adam Boyd     Ride 4 Charity Challenge Logo        Jimmy Fund
 
 
Adam Boyd
 
PressReleaseThird Annual New England Wild West Fest Gallops into Marshfield, MA
 
Western-Themed Festival Draws World Class Rodeo Action for Charitable Cause

Click Poster Below to Watch NEWWF Promo!

Bull Riding Photo

Get ready to rodeo! Pull on those boots and hold onto your cowboy hats because The Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation is riding back into the historic Marshfield Fairgrounds to host its 3rd Annual New England Wild West Fest on June 26th and 27th

Presented by Eaton Vance and State Street Corporation, the New England Wild West Fest is the Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation's signature fundraising event in their efforts to help in the fight against childhood cancer eight seconds at a time.

A Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association sanctioned event, witness world-class contestants from across the country vie for the buckle in edge of your seat bull riding, bareback, saddle bronc, barrel racing, and steer wrestling competition.

This year, the riders of Team Cowboy Spirit will also compete in the SACF's Ride4Charity Challenge. A special group of men with their hearts rigged to the cause, their winnings will be matched and donated to the Foundation's chosen beneficiary, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund.

Country music breakout star, Sean Patrick McGraw, takes the stage to a packed house following Saturday night's rodeo performance. Currently hot on tour with Josh Thompson and Eric Church, McGraw opened the America's Toughest Tour for Toby Keith and Trace Adkins in 2009. Sure to put a little Southern in your soul, Country Weekly has named him one to watch in 2010.

Come for the rodeo, stay for the music... and eat as much BBQ as those jeans will allow as the People's Choice Best of the Fest BBQ contest heats up the fairgrounds. Savor New England's finger-lickin' good pulled pork, baby back ribs, and slathers of sizzlin' sauces prepared by the top vendors in the biz all weekend long.

An event for the entire family, enter your young'uns in the "Lil Buckaroos Rodeo" stick horse and calf scramble competition, watch the Barnstable Barn Burners rodeo drill team tear up the arena, and catch up with team penning throughout the afternoon.

Following Saturday night's concert, head to McGreal's Tavern in Norwell Center for the official after party to hear the one and only Luke Kaufman pick his guitar and sing cowboy songs, showing New England how to get down. 

Preferred rodeo seating and parking can be purchased in advance for $25, with adult general admission at $15 and kids under twelve just $5. Buy early and save 20% on www.CowboySpirit.org. Parking is FREE.

Cowboy up with the SACF for a phenomenal cause on June's greatest rip roarin' weekend. We'll see y'all there!

Adam Boyd
 
New England Wild West Fest Ticket Outlets
 
Tickets Now 20% at Local Community Stores

 
Fitts Mill
1 Union Street
Scituate, MA 02066
(781) 545-1311
Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-5pm, Sun Closed
www.FittsMill.com

Hanson Grain
968 West Washington Street
Hanson, MA 02341
(781) 447-6621
Hours: Mon/Weds/Fri 8am-5:30pm, Thurs 8am-7pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun Closed
www.HansonGrain.com

Family Pet and Garden
25 Washington Street
Pembroke, MA 02359
(781) 829-2220

Equine Essentials Tack Shop
150 Summer Street
Kingston, Ma 02364
(866) 973-7294
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm,Sunday 12pm-4pm
www.EquineEssentialsTackShop.com

McGreal's Tavern
690 Main Street
Norwell, MA 02061
(781) 659-9303
Hours: Mon 2pm -9:30pm, Tues-Sat 11:30am - 1am, Sun 12pm-1am

Adam Boyd
 
Schedule2010 New England Wild West Fest
 
Schedule of Events

Bull Riding
Saturday - June 26th

12 noon        Gates Open
                     Peoples Choice BEST OF THE FEST BBQ      
                     and Chili Contest presented by Coors,
                     Chuck Wagon-palooza, Coors Cantina, hay rides,
                     pony rides, fun for the kids and much more!

1:00pm         Massachusetts Team Penning Competition

4:00pm         Lil Buckaroos Rodeo: Stick horse races, calf
                     scramble, and more!

5:00pm         Professional rodeo performance begins:
                     Bullriding, bronc riding, barrel racing and more!

8:00pm(ish)  Sean Patrick McGraw LIVE in concert!
                     Show starts shortly after the rodeo perf is over

9:30pm         Gates close - See y'all tomorrow!

Sunday - June 27th

12 noon        Gates Open
                     Peoples Choice BEST OF THE FEST BBQ and Chili Contest presented by Coors
                     Chuck Wagon-palooza, Coors Cantina, hay rides, pony rides, fun for the kids and much more!
                     Bonus rodeo action (subject to number of ProRodeo contestant entries)

12:30pm       Cowboy church service

1:00pm         LIVE country music featuring "Something With Digby"

2:00pm         Lil Buckaroos Rodeo: Stick horse races, calf scramble and more!

3:00pm         Professional rodeo performance begins
                     Bullriding, bronc riding, barrel Racing and more!

6:30pm         Gates close - See y'all next year!
Adam Boyd
 
JimmyVanCowboy Spirit TV with Jimmy Van, PRCA Cowboy
 
Steer Wrestling 101 - Click Image to Watch!
 
 
Head to Equinunk, Pennsylvania with Cowboy Spirit TV to learn the mechanics of steer wrestling from First Frontier Circuit cowboy, Jimmy Van and the gang.
 
Adam Boyd
 
SubaruAtlantic Subaru Named Presenting Sponsor of 1st Annual Cape Cod Stampede
 
Mark Your Calendars - The Stampede's Rollin' in August 14th and 15th!

Atlantic Subaru
The Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation is proud to announce Atlantic Subaru of Bourne as the presenting sponsor of its 1st annual Cape Cod Stampede.

A PRCA sanctioned event, the Cape Cod Stampede is more than a rodeo, it's helping fight childhood cancer eight seconds at a time. August 14th and 15th, professional cowboys from across the country will converge at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds in East Falmouth, each vying for a championship buckle.

Joining the Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation's mission, Atlantic Subaru is donMolly Powell Saddleating $50 for every car, new or pre-owned SUV or sub-compact vehicle sold in the month of July. A win-win for all!

Take a chance at the dealership as Atlantic Subaru is raffling off a brand new 2010 Molly Powell Reinsman barrel racing saddle, saddle pad and stand with all net proceeds from ticket sales benefitting the SACF and its chosen beneficiary, the Jimmy Fund.

As the #1 Subaru dealer in southeastern Massachusetts, Atlantic Subaru of Bourne is driven by its mission to make every customer experience a happy one. In addition to selling America's best all wheel drive vehicles, Atlantic Subaru of Bourne specializes in selling dealer certified pre-owned vehicles and has the largest selection of premium brands including Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Lexus, Lotus, Audi and Infiniti. Selecting only the best cars with the right features and low miles, they are cowboy tough in beating the competition, selling vehicles for a fraction of what you'd pay elsewhere.

Mosey on over to 124 Waterhouse Road in Bourne, one mile south of the Bourne Bridge to buy your tickets today to the Cape Cod Stampede and feel the cowboy spirit at the dealership!
Adam Boyd
 
HospitalSACF Welcomes South Shore Hospital As Its Newest Affiliate
 
Rodeo Tickets on Sale at SSH - Close to Reaching 100 Ticket Mark!

SS Hospital
The Friends of South Shore Hospital, in partnership with the Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation, are pleased to invite the public to purchase tickets for the New England Wild West Fest in the SSH Cafe this week during lunch through Friday afternoon. A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to support essential health care programs at South Shore Hospital.


The Friends of South Shore Hospital is a network of dedicated volunteers with a common commitment to support and promote the community-based mission of South Shore Hospital, a 318-bed, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable provider of acute, emergency, outpatient, home health, and hospice care to the people of southeastern Massachusetts.

South Shore's home care division includes the South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, and Home & Health Resources. The hospital's 880-member medical staff represents all leading medical specialties. South Shore Hospital employs 3,800 people, supported by a team of 600 volunteers. South Shore Hospital is licensed to provide Level II Trauma care and Level III Maternal/Newborn care. Please call (781) 624-MORE (6673) or visit southshorehospital.org for a referral to a South Shore Hospital physician.

SSH is located 55 Fogg Road at Route 18 in South Weymouth.

 
 
Adam Boyd
 
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Thanks so much for your interest and support of the work of the Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation and our efforts to help in the fight against childhood cancer.
 
Please help us build our community of interest by passing this eNewsletter on to your family, friends, and anyone else you think may be interested in learning more about the Foundation's mission.
 
Please contact me at Nicole@CowboySpirit.org if you have any questions regarding the New England Wild West Fest or any aspect of the work of the Spirit of the American Cowboy Foundation.
 
Sincerely,
Nicole Logan
Director of Marketing and Communications
SACF

 
Adam Boyd
 
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Burning Down the House

June 20, 2010 - The house on White Bagley Road was used for fire training with Southborough, Berlin and Northborough fire departments.

June 20, 2010 -  The first Annual McCurdy Tennis Tournament took place last week with the semi-finals and finals taking place this morning.  More photos to follow this week.

The 87th Annual Laconia Bike Week

June 20, 2010 - An annual rite of passage at the lake the Laconia Bike week ended this weekend.

Southborough meetings

June 21 - June 25, 2010

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Board of Selectmen - Executive Session 6/21 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Historical Commission 6/21 6:30 pm Firefighters Memorial Hall Main Street
Planning Board 6/21 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Advisory CommitteeUpper Hall, Cordaville Hall 6/21 7:30 PM  

Assabet Valley Regional Voc School Committe

6/22

7:00 PM

School Committee Conference Room Assabet Valley Regional Voke

Zoning Board of Appeals

6/23

7:00 PM

Hearing Room Town House

Sunday  20

Monday  21

Tuesday 22

Wednesday 23

Thursday 24

Friday 25

Saturday 26

 

Summer Reading sign up begins 10:00 am
 


 

  

 

 
 

 


 

 
 


 

 

 

 

Southborough Genealogy Club

7:00 PM
  


 
 

The Library has a great new website:  Click here

Senior Center Activities

21 Monday  22Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24Thursday 25 Friday 26 Saturday
8:30 am Health clinic   8:30 am health clinic Main Room in use
9:00 Friday Hours
9:00 AM Center Opens
9:30 AM Cribbage
7:45 am Walking Group
9:30 Pool
 
9:30 am Tai Chi
10:00 AM Creative Writers
  10:00 AM Bocce 10 am Bocce 9:30 Painting class
 
12 Ping Pong
The mel simmons show 11:30
  10:00 AM canasta
2:00 Fitness 12 Pitch 2:00 Fitness   12 Fabulous fifties
         

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.

Ideas Wanted

The Town of Southborough DPW is looking for ideas for a chainsaw sculpture.  The sculpture is part of the sculptor’s vision of creating chainsaw art throughout Massachusetts.  The sculptures all represent the Towns that they are in, he calls it  “Project Eco-Art”.  The sculpture will be placed near the gazebo on the lawn at the Southborough Public Safety property (18-21 Main Street).  The sculpture has to be a singular figure/item.  The piece will not be painted.  To see the sculptor and some of his chainsaw sculptures visit his website http://www.themachinejessegreen.com/index.html

Please be creative, we need ideas that make you think of Southborough.  Whether Southborough conjures up images of a historic figure like General Henry Knox, a whimsical figure like a Dancing Belted Galloway or a piece of nature like a Blue Heron, we want your ideas.  Send your ideas to chainsaw@southboroughma.com.  Please send in your ideas by July 9th.  All ideas will be forwarded to the sculptor to determine if it can be sculpted within a tree stump.  Ideas determined to be buildable will be available to be voted on during the last two weeks of July.  Information on how to vote will be available by July 16th.