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July 11, 2010 - July 17, 2010




with Debbie O’Carroll

will be at the

Southborough Library


 2:00 pm

All are welcome ~ No registration necessary



Red Cross Blood Drive

St. Anne's Church

20 Boston Road/Route 30 Southborough

Church Hall

Monday, July 19, 2010

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Double Red Cell donations available at this drive

Free Carton of Friendly's Ice Cream

BOSTON, MA (July 15, 2010)… On Friday, June 25, 2010, a group of employees from the Boston office of Murtha Cullina participated in their annual summer community service project by helping clean up the Esplanade.  The group planted, pulled, picked and polished an area of the Esplanade to help make it beautiful for Bostonians and tourists to enjoy this summer.   Melanie Lawton, a paralegal in the Boston office and a member of the firm’s Community Service Committee, said, “I am proud to participate in this event each year to help keep Boston beautiful and to give back to our community.”  (contributed photo.)

The Esplanade Association, in a thank you note to the firm, expressed “…our sincerest appreciation … for the hard work put into making the Esplanade more beautiful.” “…[T]his work was very much noticed and appreciated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation staff and many park users ….”

About The Esplanade Association

The Esplanade Association (TEA) is a dynamic nonprofit collaboration of citizens working to protect, restore, and beautify Boston’s historic Charles River Esplanade.  One of the oldest, most dramatic and most popular urban parks in the country, the Esplanade comprises three miles of parkland stretching along the shore of the Charles River from the Museum of Science to the Boston University Bridge.

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With over 120 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional, national and international needs of its clients.  The firm’s practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, affordable housing, real estate, land use, retail and hospitality, international business and Islamic financing. For more information, visit www.murthalaw.com

Sports and Recreation

Raptors, Birds of Prey

ANIMAL AMBASSADORS  for Children with Adult Companions

Come to the Garden to meet an amazing array of animals, each with a story to tell.  Though animal ambassadors cannot speak in words, they can teach us about their adaptations for survival and their place in the natural world. After the program, you are invited to walk through the Garden, free of charge. (Note: Animals listed for each program may vary according to their availability on that day.)


Come and see an en"rapture"ing presentation about birds of prey! Learn about the different kinds of birds of prey--owls, falcons and hawks. Did you know that raptors are a type of bird of prey that has talons? That once a bird of prey learns something (like in falconry) they never forget it? That vultures can detect smells up to 12 miles away!

You may pay at the door.

Event will be held Rain or Shine.

In case of rain, event will be held indoors and seating is limited.

Monday, July 19, 10-11 a.m.

Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Course Code: ana1200

Fee: $4 (fee charged to ages 3+) (Member) / $5 (fee charged to ages 3+) (Nonmember)
Limit:    Credit:
Riders of the Storm

July 16, 2010 - Storm clouds rumble through Southborough earlier this evening.


July 16, 2010 - A dragonfly pauses on a pine branch. Intricate patterns adorn the lacelike wings.

Museum Closed to the Public Saturday, July 17, 2010

So you don't make a trip to the Museum in vain, please note the Museum will be closed to the public on Saturday, July 17, 2010 for a private function .We will be open regular hours on Sunday, July 18 from noon to 4:30 pm. Hope to see you soon!

National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421

To see all we have on view, visit our web site at

Free admission and parking
Closed Mondays, except for Monday holidays
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am-4:30 pm
Sunday, noon-4:30 pm
Heritage Shop and Courtyard Café on site

Traffic Alert

Edmunds Road in Framingham is going to be closed at the Town Line on Wednesday, July 21st. Expect delays and traffic in the Pine Hill Road area.

Nyanza Hearing

July 19:  EPA formal public hearing on clean up plan for Sudbury River as a result of mercury contamination from NYANZA superfund site:  7:00 PM at the Framingham Public Library, Framingham – the plan will be posted on the EPA website on June 21 – public comments will be accepted from June 25 to August 26 – for more information, call Jim Murphy at EPA at 617-918-1028 or visit www.epa.gov/region1

Sports and Recreation

Dear Parents,

Paula, Jenn and I had the pleasure of helping out at our camps this week.  All three of us thoroughly enjoyed spending time with all kids and staff.  I knew our staff was doing a great job but to spend actual hands on time with them and see how well they run the camp was extremely impressive.  Supervisors, Counselors and CIT’s were non-stop playing and watching over all our campers.  I am very proud of our team.

Paula and Jenn had the chance to be over at the Kid’s Kamp at Finn.  Both were in charge of the craft projects.  In keeping with the animal theme, Jenn got to help everyone with the animal sock puppets and Paula helped everyone make paper elephants.  Kids loved cooling off with the fun water play equipment and enjoyed the visit from the “Ice Cream Truck”.  Smiles were everywhere!! 

I had the opportunity to be over at Junior Zone (Woodward School).  We started with a game of “Titanic”, this game involves getting everyone from the sinking ship(one end of the gym) to the raft (other end of the gym) without stepping in the water (gym floor).  Amazing teamwork goes into this game and they all made it!!  Next was water play, time to cool down.  The water slide is a big hit!  Then the “Ice Cream Man” arrived.  We needed to eat up our ice cream fast before it melted.  Last we got to play pillo polo, janga, and dance to some of our favorite tunes.  I had a blast!!  What a great bunch of kids. 

Next week we will be renting a huge water slide and snow cone machine for the Junior Zone.  Over at Kid’s Kamp at Finn will be Hero Week, they will make capes and the Fire Dept and Police Dept will be stopping in for a visit.

Have a great weekend and I hope to see your children again in the remaining camp weeks.


Doreen Ferguson, Director

Southborough Recreation

21 Highland St.

Southborough, MA 01772

office: 508-229-4452

cell: 508-308-2616

fax: 508-485-7189   http://www.southboroughtown.com/recreation/recreation.htm  

Work In Progress

July 15, 2010 - Work resumed on the Cordaville Triangle this week as the new fiscal year kicked in.  New loam, trees, bark mulch and more have been making its way into the project.

Hot Summer's Night

July 15, 2010 - A fading sunset gives off a glow on the wires at Northboro Road.

The members of The Recovery Connection have created the "Public Relations Committee". One of the activities they are working on is joining forces with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive at The Masonic Lodge in Marlboro sometime in August from 2:30-7:30pm. Volunteers will be needed for this event. The positions where volunteers are needed are as follows:

-Registration and Greeters
-Sign Posting
-The Recovery Connection Information table

If you are interested in helping out with this great cause then please stop down to find out more information. Your help would be greatly appreciated and is much needed.


The Public Relations Committee


The Recovery Connection provides a safe and welcoming place within the community where individuals can obtain peer support from others who are also in recovery. Various activities and member-driven services are planned and put into place for the peers, by the peers. Our main purpose is to help people to lead valued and fulfilled lives free from all forms of addiction within a judgment-free zone.  Click for more information.


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The True Numbers for Lamb


Wish the MetroWest Daily News Had Called


Holliston, MA...Today Marty Lamb, Republican candidate for Congress in Massachusetts Third District, stated that he had wished the MetroWest Daily News had called him about his fundraising efforts.  Lamb will be reporting for that he has $21,000 cash on hand and that his campaign has raised a total of over $48,000.


"I am working 24/7 to win this race," said Lamb.  "As a father I want to do everything in my power to make sure my children are not left with an unsustainable national debt.  Right now every taxpayer in this country owes $118,000.  Voters are angry with Congressman McGovern and that's why they are joining my campaign."


Lamb is leading the race with his grassroots effort.  As of today he has built an extremely impressive social media organization on Facebook more than tripling his nearest competitor.  Here are the numbers so far:



Facebook Friends

Marty Lamb


Brian Herr


Mike Stopa


Robert Chipman


Bob Delle



Also Lamb was the first candidate to file the required signatures.  He is the only candidate who has put out comprehensive plans on illegal immigration and cutting spending.  He was the first candidate to sign the No New Taxes pledge. Only one other candidate has signed the pledge.


For more information on Marty's candidacy, voters can visit his website www.MartyforCongress.com or follow him on twitter and facebook.


Paid for by Marty Lamb for Congress


Sports and Recreation

The Natural History of Dragonflies

This program series will look at the life cycle, habitat, behavior, and identification of dragonflies and damselflies by family, genus, and species. Naturalist Bob Bowker will lead the lectures and field trips which will provide hands-on experience with identification and behavioral study. This class is for adults only. Requisites will be the small, but excellent book "Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies" in the Stoke's series ($9.00 and widely available), and a pair of binoculars. Cosponsored between the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the Friends of the Oxbow NWR and the Friends of Assabet River NWR.

Fees are $10 per session, or $25 for the three; pre-registration is required. Please send check made out to FARNWR, and mail to Susan J. Russo, 73 Weir Hill Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776.

For the session at Great Meadows NWR, meet at NWR headquarters at 73 Weir Hill Road, for Assabet River NWR meet at Puffer Pond, for Oxbow NWR meet at the Still River Depot Rd parking lot in Harvard.

Artificial Rock Climbing Anchors Class REI

Description: Learn the basics of building rock climbing anchor systems using traditional climbing gear in the outdoors. After reviewing topics covered in Rock Climbing Anchors Concepts such as basic climbing gear, knots, natural protection and equalizing forces on an anchor, we'll delve into artificial anchor systems. We'll cover the use of traditional rock climbing gear, including cams, hexes and nuts, to build secure anchors. As this outing is devoted solely to building anchors, we will not actually be climbing. All gear will be provided by REI Outdoor School.

Skills you'll learn:

Overview of artifical protection gear. Proper placement of artificial gear. Determing appropriate placement locations.

Duration: 6 hours

Check out the gear list.

Required Legal Form:

This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.

More Partner Information:

·         American Mountain Guides Assoc

Transfer Station Stickers Now Available

Transfer Station stickers are now available.  Good July 1, 2010 through September 15, 2011.  Stickers can be purchased in person at the DPW office between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.  The in person purchase requires a driver's license and copy of your car registration.  By mail fill out and mail enclosed forms from that were recently mailed out to all households.  Enclose a copy of your driver's license and a copy of your vehicle along with the check.  The copies will be mailed back with the sticker.  One can also purchase a ticker online with a credit or debit card online at www.Southboroughtown.com  and click the payment link.  As of July 1, 2008 you are no longer required to purchase a Southborough Transfer Station Sticker if you choose to utilize and pay for a private hauler.  However, you will not be allowed to use any part of the Transfer Station without a valid sticker.

The costs of a sticker has risen this year.  First sticker is $140 - Second sticker is free.   A third sticker will cost you $50.00.  Senior Citizen rataes (65 by 12/31/10) is free for the first and second sticker.  The third sticker will cost $50.00


Transfer Station Hours

Wednesday through Saturday

8:00 am to 6:00 pm

147 Cordaville Road

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2010 Household

Hazardous Waste Day:

October 16, 2010

Assisted Living at Compass at Golden Pond

Senior Living Residences (SLR), a Massachusetts-based assisted living company, has announced the opening of Compass at Golden Pond in Hopkinton offering research-based treatment for the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in a residential-style assisted living setting. Compass at Golden Pond is located within the well-established Golden Pond Assisted Living campus in Hopkinton on West Main Street just off Routes 495, 9 and the MassPike. Compass at Golden Pond will serve seniors throughout the metro west area of Massachusetts, including the towns of Hopkinton, Marlboro, Framingham, Southborough, Westborough, Northborough, Ashland, Holliston, Upton, Milford, Shrewsbury, as well as the Worcester area.

SLR’s Compass Memory Support takes a completely new approach in the assisted living industry by treating the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Compass at Golden Pond serves individuals with diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease and other memory related disorders, as well as those individuals exhibiting the early symptoms of memory loss – often diagnosed as Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). MCI is marked by memory loss and mild confusion, and is often described as the stage between forgetfulness associated with normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Attentive family members may notice the early warning signs of memory loss or dementia: repeating questions; unnecessary worrying about small matters; difficulty following medication instructions; misplacing or not paying bills; and reduced interest in socializing and hobbies. SLR’s innovative research-based programs are designed to treat this group of seniors, and potentially delay the progression of their dementia.

     Candidate for Lieutenant Governor makes visit through “old stomping grounds”


SOUTHBOROUGH – Paul Loscocco, a former State Representative and candidate for Lieutenant Governor, visited a place he was quite familiar with on Monday touring one of the towns he previously represented in the State Legislature. “It was great to stop by Southborough again and to see so many familiar faces,” said Loscocco of his visit.

Starting his day off at six in the morning greeting commuters, the independent candidate for Lieutenant Governor spent an active day making a stop at the town hall, speaking to some residents at the senior center, and enjoying a breakfast while speaking to patrons and the staff at Mauro’s Village Café on Main Street. In a previous visit earlier this month, Loscocco stopped by both the police and fire stations as well. In his morning visit, Loscocco spoke with hundreds of residents about their concerns regarding state government and what he and his running mate Treasurer Tim Cahill plan to do if elected. Vowing that his campaign with Cahill would be working for “one vote at a time”, Loscocco shook hands with commuters, public safety officials, restaurant diners, and residents across Southborough during his visit.

”Southborough has always had a strong sense of community and I was honored to represent its residents on Beacon Hill through the years” noted Loscocco, who represented portions of Southborough until his retirement in 2009. “When elected Lieutenant Governor, the people of Southborough should be aware that I know well their concerns and challenges, and that they will always have an advocate in me.”

He started the day off with part of his “Train Station Tour”, during which he hopes to visit a new community and neighborhood every morning for the remainder of July. While in every community, Loscocco hopes to have visits to local diners, police and fire stations, and senior centers in order to learn more about each locality and their issues. “We’re not only hoping to meet as many people as possible, we really want to educate ourselves on what the challenges are facing each community” said Loscocco. “It’ll be a great way to start off the morning, learning about a new neighborhood and community every day.”  (Contributed photos: above photo Paul Loscocco visits the Southborough MBTA station and below the Southborough Senior Center.)

Paul J.P. Loscocco is a former State Representative from Holliston who is now running for Lieutenant Governor as an Independent with State Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill.. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives representing the MetroWest region from 2001-2009.

If you would like more information about Paul Loscocco, or to schedule an interview, please call Joe Sheehan at (781) 248-3814 or e-mail Joe at JSheehan@TimforGovernor.com.

Sports and Recreation

Click here for local outdoor and recreational activities this week

Bird Dance

July 13, 2010 - Actually this Great Blue Heron is taking off from its perch.

TOWN PLANNER Search Re-opened

The Town of Southborough is accepting applications for a qualified full-time Town Planner. Performs professional, technical and administrative work associated with planning/land use controls and provides technical and administrative assistance to Planning Board. Candidate must possess knowledge of basic land use concepts such as subdivision, roadway design, landscape design, and site development. Thorough knowledge of local zoning by-laws, subdivision regulations and other applicable state statutes, rules and regulations as required. Strong interpersonal, written, communication skills and experience with MS Office required. Familiarity with GIS and local government a plus. Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Land Use Planning is preferred. Minimum of 5 years of experience in municipal or environmental planning. Salary range $60,000-$75,000, excellent employee benefits. Send cover letter & resume to Personnel Dept. 17 Common Street, Southborough, MA 01772 immediately or e-mail personnel@southboroughma.com   Position open until filled. AA/EEO

Southborough Public Library Drafting Long-Range Plan

A long-range plan helps any organization grow and change effectively. The Southborough Public Library has begun writing up a plan to carry through until 2015, and we can use your help!
               There are surveys available at the front desk of the library, located at 25 Main Street, at the corner of Routes 85 and 30, for library visitors to fill out, to express what individuals seek in the library to read, what electronic materials, movies, music, and computer services are wanted, and more. There is an online survey available on the library’s website, www.southboroughlib.org. The town-wide survey is one of the first steps in finding out what Southborough community members want from their public library. It is designed for responses from both library users and non-users. Call the Library at 508-485-5031 and speak with Library Director, Jane Cain, for more information.
             In September, the Library will host a series of public focus groups for those interested, to provide input on library plans and priorities. It is the Library Board of Trustees and Library Director Cain’s hope that participation levels are high for the town-wide survey and the focus groups, to make the long-range plan most effective.

Breakneck Hill Conservation Land is recommended as one of the 1,000 places
to visit in Massachusetts.

Where Are the 1,000 Great Places in Massachusetts?

The nominations are in and the list has been created

July 12, 2010, (Boston, MA) The committee charged with compiling the nominations for

1000 Great Places revealed the 1000 Great Places list at the State House today. With

over 12,000 nominations, the range of Great Places shines on every part of the


The Great Places initiative celebrates what is unique about the Commonwealth of

Massachusetts, its communities, and its people. It aims to boost visitation to

Massachusetts as well as give local residents the opportunity to visit known and

unknown historic sites, cultural venues, and natural landscapes.

“This list of 1,000 Great Places in Massachusetts celebrates what a truly special place

Massachusetts is,” says Eric Turkington of Falmouth, a former state representative who

chairs the Great Places in Massachusetts Commission. “It reminds us how fortunate we

are to have such a wealth of heritage, cultural diversity, and natural beauty right in our


"There are so many wonderful and exciting places to explore in Massachusetts," said

Betsy Wall, executive director of the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, "the

list of 1000 great places gives visitors the opportunity to see the variety and richness the

Commonwealth has to offer"

“It was so exciting to see the enthusiasm this process generated from thousands of

residents across the Commonwealth,” said Anita Walker, Executive Director of the

Massachusetts Cultural Council. “The people of Massachusetts love their state and its

special places with passion.”

All Great Places are open and available to the public.

The list of 1000 Great Places will be posted on the Massachusetts Office of Travel and

Tourism (MOTT) website at www.massvacation.com

The 1,000 Great Places Commission was created by the Legislature and signed into

law by Governor Deval Patrick in 2009. Its mission is to identify and recognize the 1000

most truly special places in the Commonwealth, in order to celebrate pride in our history

and culture, increase knowledge of our natural surroundings, and encourage regional

and international tourism.

The program is administered through a partnership of the Joint Committee on Tourism,

Arts and Cultural Development; the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and its

regional tourism councils; and the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC).

Direct link:   http://www.massvacation.com/1000/index2.php

Sports and Recreation


Rider LeftRider Right
Last call for Memory Ride
July 24th, 2010 in Devens, MA
MR logo
It isn't too late to sign up to ride or volunteer at this year's Memory Ride!  The ride is less than two weeks away, but you can keep fundraising until the end of August.
We now have over 220 registered riders - help us reach our goal of 240 by 7/24!  As you may know, 90% of money raised by Memory Ride goes directly to Alzheimer's research.  There are routes available for riders of all levels:  a challenging 100-mile "century" ride, a "metric century" of 62 miles, and a 20-mile option.  Register today to help us work towards the elimination of Alzheimers!
Not a rider, not a problem! Plenty of volunteer opportunities are available at the Devens, MA start/finish or along the route. Click here for the volunteer registration form to see what volunteer positions we have available. 

Memory Ride Pit 
Michelle Gonzalez signature 
Michelle Gonzalez
Memory Ride Coordinator
Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter
 Memory Ride - Saturday July 24, 2010 
20, 62 and 100 mile route options
Click here to register 
  Memory Ride photos


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
New Representative to the Assabet Valley Regional Technical School

July 11, 2010 - Following in his dad's footsteps, James Denman was appointed earlier this year to represent Southborough at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.  His dad, Jim Denman, who was a long time supporter (29 years) of the school passed away earlier this year.

Sunday  11

Monday  12

Tuesday 13

Wednesday 14


Friday 16

Saturday 17



Museum of Science presents 'Science Magic'
Jul 13 11:00 AM  

Pajama Story Time
Jul 14   7:00 PM  




Southborough Library  website:  Click here

Senior Center Activities

12 Monday  13Tuesday 14 Wednesday 15Thursday 16Friday 17 Saturday
8:30 AM Health Clinic 8:30 am Walking Group 8:30 AM Wii Fitness 9:30 Mah Jongg
9:00 AM center opens
9:00 AM Dr. Cooper
9:30 am Tai Chi
9:30 AM Pool
9:30 AM cribbage 10:00 AM Bocce 10 am Bocce  
2:00 PM Fitness
12 Ping Pong
12:00 PM Pitch 10:00 AM canasta
  12:00 Pitch 2:00 Fitness 1:00 PM Bridge  

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.

Southborough meetings

July 12 - July 16, 2010





Planning Board - Agenda


7:00 PM

Hearing room town house

Board of Selectmen - Executive Session, returning to Open Session - Agenda 7/13 7:00 PM Hearing room town house

The Natural History of Dragonflies

This program series will look at the life cycle, habitat, behavior, and identification of dragonflies and damselflies by family, genus, and species. Naturalist Bob Bowker will lead the lectures and field trips which will provide hands-on experience with identification and behavioral study. This class is for adults only. Requisites will be the small, but excellent book "Beginner's Guide to Dragonflies" in the Stoke's series ($9.00 and widely available), and a pair of binoculars. Cosponsored between the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the Friends of the Oxbow NWR and the Friends of Assabet River NWR.

Fees are $10 per session, or $25 for the three; pre-registration is required. Please send check made out to FARNWR, and mail to Susan J. Russo, 73 Weir Hill Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776.

For the session at Great Meadows NWR, meet at NWR headquarters at 73 Weir Hill Road, for Assabet River NWR meet at Puffer Pond, for Oxbow NWR meet at the Still River Depot Rd parking lot in Harvard.

Kids Program

Employment Opportunities

Open position for the 2010-2011 School Year

Please submit all application materials (resume and letter) for the listed  position(s) to:

Karen Murphy
Personnel Secretary


Karen Murphy, Personnell Secretary
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School District
215 Fitchburg Street
Marlborough, MA 01752

Job Title

Posting Dates

Job Description

Long Term Substitute in Mathematics (Coverage for school year for a maternity/child rearing leave of absence) - Unit A

July 7, 2010 to
July 20, 2010

Teacher licensure preferred

.5 Special Education Teacher - Unit A

Teacher licensure preferred

.5 Biology Teacher - Unit A

Teacher licensure preferred

LPN Instructor - Unit A
(Please respond to Karen Murphy only via email.)

Teacher licensure preferred

ParaProfessional - Unit B


Bath Time

July 11, 2010 - Several Canada Geese take time out on the sandbar off White Bagley Road to preen theirselves.

Sports and Recreation

Medway Dog Park

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Hear ye, Hear ye!
O Royal Subjects of King Fido and Queen Fifi:

We are very pleased to announce the return of King Fido's Faire to be held on Saturday, August 14th (raindate Sunday, Aug 15th) and send out a call for volunteers across the realm.

Celebrate and pamper your pooch at the Faire with:

* Treats, toys and terrific items from our Marketplace (if you're a vendor and would like to reserve a spot, please e-mail us for details)

* Contests for your dog.  See if your pooch has what it takes to win a Fido Award in categories such as smallest dog, biggest dog, best trick, best costume, best kisser, etc.

* Photo ops:  Put your doggy's head in the King Fido or Queen Fifi cut-out, painted by children's illustrator and our very own Friends of Medway Dog Park president, Judy Moffat, and take a snapshot you'll treasure.  You can get in the fun, too!  There is also a Merlin cut out for humans!

* Raffles:  Last year we had 26 baskets of fabulous items that were raffled off.  Tuck that good luck charm in your pocket and see if you'll be a winner!

* Get a park membership card to receive a variety of discounts from area businesses

* Learn more about the park, meet the FofMDP Board, make new friends with members---both human and canine!

Take a look at last year's photos and a list of donors at our website:  www.medwaydogpark.com