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July 18, 2010 - July 24, 2010

Mutual Aid

July 24, 2010 - Mutual Aid  Firefighters from Ashland head inside with a fan for smoke removal at a Richards Road residence this afternoon.  Southborough Firefighters had responded to a call for smoke in the basement.  The cause was a fire in a dryer.  In other fire news Southborough firefighters responded mutual aid to a fire at Harvey's recycling center in Westborough in the early morning hours.  The four alarm fire in that town saw mutual aid  firefighters from Westborough, Worcester, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Northborough, Upton, Grafton, Hopkinton and Ashland battle the fire and the town of Millbury covered the Westborough Station.

Vandalism two Ends of Town

July 24, 2010 - The CSX railroad bridge is covered in graffiti at the entrance way to the MBTA station and the town of Southborough while at the north side of town someone painted the truck/bus route sign so it is unreadable. Most likely that incident is due to  residents that would like to see St. Mark's use a route 85 entrance for the vehicles.

Purple and Invasive

July 24, 2010 - Pretty as a picture the Purple Loosestrife always adds color to wet, marshy areas.  But the real tale of the loosestrife is that this particular one is not native and pushes out our native plants such as cattails and other grasses that are beneficial to our local wildlife.

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WEDNESDAY, July 28, 2010

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 

The Home of Boris and Olga Serebrennikov

4 Broushane Circle , Shrewsbury  MA 


Suggested Contribution: $25

Patriot Level Contribution $50

These are  only  suggestions, you are more  than  welcome  to just come by to meet and greet Marty. 

Please RSVP to info@MartyForCongress.com

Contributions in advance of the event can be made at  

  Please visit our website Marty For Congress 

Paid for by Marty Lamb for Congress


Marty Lamb for Congress Committee


57 Wingate Road, Holliston, MA 01746

Sports and Recreation

Nighthawk Survey


The 2010 fall SuAsCo and Nashua River Valleys & Beyond Nighthawk Survey begins this year on Monday, August 9, and runs through the first ten days of September. The purpose of the survey is to collect key statistics on the continuing dramatic decline in Common Nighthawk migrants that began in the Boston and SuAsCo valley areas more than 100 years ago and has now spread across all of central and northern MA north to northern Canada.

For those who have never seen a nighthawk or would like to brush up on their nighthawk identification skills, a nighthawk briefing will be held from 7:30 to 9 pm on Tuesday, August 17 at the Sudbury Valley Trustees Wolbach Farm headquarters on Wolbach Road in Sudbury, MA. This briefing will address how to identify nighthawks, where and when to look for them, and how to report your observations. Then on a second evening shortly thereafter, participants will have the opportunity to get some hands-on field experience by joining a small field team led by an experienced nighthawk observer to look for nighthawks at one or more observation sites in the SuAsCo valley.

Full details on the briefing can be found here,

Work Wheels

July 23, 2010 - A paving roller sits idle for the weekend at Trottier.



brings a


to the Southborough Library!

Children age 5-8 are invited to join in a participatory drama workshop for a trip through the jungle!


11:00 am


Please register in the Children’s Room



Barnstable County Fair July 17-25, 2009

For more Massachusetts Fairs click here

For around New England click here

Body Mechanics Pilates Basics

The Every Body Balance Way

Wednesdays 7:15pm - 8:15pm

By Appointment Only (508) 485-8585

A Functional Approach to Health and Fitness

Through our innovative training methods you will learn how to safely build muscle strength, activate the core, increase flexibility, improve joint stability and remain injury free. You will improve your posture, reduce aches and pains, learn to stand, sit and move with economy, grace and balance through specific exercises that address proper body alignment. With the tools we provide, you can improve your performance in any sport and in life. By firing your muscles in proper order and becoming aware of your body’s correct alignment we repair the damage done by everyday life and work. Through correct breathing you can learn how to relax,

re-energize, and move more efficiently.

Come join us for Body Mechanics "Pilates Basics". Learn the tools to feeling good: a stronger and more mobile spine, longer, leaner muscles, improved stamina, coordination, flexibility and balance.




155 Boston Road Southborough, Ma 01772

Blueberry Picking  "Pic your own Farms"

Sports and Recreation

New England Patriots Training Camp


Thursday, July 29

9:30 am – 11:15 AM; 3:45 PM – 5:30 pm

Patriots Experience doors open from 11 AM – 4 PM

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Punt, Pass and Kick competition

Friday, July 30

9:30 am – 11:15 AM; 3:45 PM – 5:30 pm

Patriots Experience doors open from 11 AM – 4 PM

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Punt, Pass and Kick competition

Saturday, July 31

9:30 am – 11:15 AM; 3:45 PM – 5:30 pm

Patriots Experience doors open from 11 AM – 4 PM

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Punt, Pass and Kick competition

Sunday, August 1

9:30 AM – 11:15 AM; 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Patriots Experience doors open from 11 AM – 4 PM

Monday August 2

9:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Patriots Experience doors open from 11 AM – 1:00 PM

Don't forget to pay that water bill

Southborough officials have been putting into place a late fee payment for late water payments.   According to the Town treasurer there are about fifteen percent of water users that have not paid there bills.  The late fees will be adjusted to ten percent of the overdue balance.

Looking for something to do on school vacation?

The Harvard Museum of Natural History was established in 1998 as the public face of three research museums: the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum. Presenting the incomparable collections of these parent museums and the research of scientists across the University, it has a mission to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it, sparking curiosity and a spirit of discovery in people of all ages.

Click for more on the Harvard Museum

Parking at the MBTA just got Easier

Register now, and the next time you take the train or ferry, you can pay from the convenience of your car or even wait until you’re onboard. (If you’re pressed for time right now, download the mobile app and register from there.)

When you park, you’ll need to know three (or four) things:

·         Your zone number (posted on signs at every lot.)

·         Your space number (posted at every parking space.)

·         How long you want to park (options vary by location.)

·         Your city (for mobile app users only.)

That’s it. Get on with your day, and skip the line at the honor box. We’ve also made it easier to track your parking expenses. Go to www.parkmobile.com to view your parking transactions, print parking receipts or create monthly reports. Or find out more about how it works.


Don't Miss Out

With so many reality dance shows on television, why not join in the fun and learn some new moves or maybe dance to help stay fit.   Annemarie's dance centre in Ashland is just a very short drive from Southborough and offers experienced instructors and a variety of dance classes. Click the ad above for more information.

2010- 2011 Registration Information

Please call the studio for registration information for ages 9 and up

The following classes are full and are closed for registration as of May 15th, 2010

  • Monday 5:05 Ballet 1
  • Monday 5:50 Jazz 1
  • Monday 6:35 Modern 1
  • Wed 7yr combo  4:10
  • Wed 9:30 5yr combo

2010- 2011 Registration Forms

Hopkinton Farmers Market at Weston Nurseries

Fridays, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm, June 11 to October 15, 2010

View DetailsWeston Nurseries Parking lot on Rte. 135

Weston Nurseries 93 East Main Street

Hopkinton, MA 01748


12:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

6/11/2010 THROUGH 10/15/2010

Click here for more info on MA Farmer's markets

alphabet blocks,blocks,child care,letters,Photographs,playthings,signs,spelling,symbols,toys

Looking for a babysitter this summer?  Check out http://www.southboroughbabysitting.com/

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.

Sports and Recreation

Cattail Nature Kids


CHP 8500         July 20, 21, 22, 23, 2010          9:30 a.m.-noon           Ages 5-6 

CHP 8501         July 27, 28, 29, 30, 2010          9:30 a.m.-noon           Ages 7-9

CHP 8052         August 3, 4, 5, 6, 2010             9:30 a.m.-noon           Ages 7-9


New England Wildflower Society, Framingham, MA


July 21, 2010 - Sun sets on the old ice skating rink at Neary School.

Up for Auction

July 21, 2010 - The Garfield Home and property will be put up for auction on Corrected Date August 17, 2010 Click here for info.  The home once belonged to Burnett family and the Deerfoot Farms.  The Burnett's were an integral family of Southborough.  The Southborough Historical Society and Museum house a large collection of Burnett family items and has hosted the annual Burnett family reunion. Southboroughhistoricalsociety.

Storms Keep Coming

July 21, 2010 - It seems as though the storm clouds just keep arriving.  In the past three days there have been numerous severe thunderstorms and tornado watches and warnings.  Keep an eye to the sky and an ear to a weather radio. Be aware of what to do if a severe storm or tornado occurs.

Recycle your auto batteries year round
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  At AAA, we feel that environmental responsibility should be a year-round initiative.
That’s why we’re encouraging our members and the general public to drop off their used automotive batteries at any AAA Southern New England Approved Auto Repair facility during regular business hours throughout the year.
Find an AAA Approved Auto Repair facility now
AAA Mobile Battery Service - 1-800-AAA-HELP
Batteries available for most vehicles. Battery Service available through AAA Southern New England. Call 1-800-AAA-HELP for service and delivery in your area. AS.8052.10
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Sports and Recreation

Tuesday Nite Bike Ride

Date: 07/27/2010

Meet at The Post Office Pub off Route 140 in North Grafton, MA. Approximately 12 miles with rolling hills through Grafton and Westborough.

Activity Category: Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Evening
Location: Grafton
Region: Massachusetts, Central
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Leader: Pat Fanjoy  339-227-8067  339-227-8067
Trip Difficulty: Beginner


Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA. Morning.

Many young birds will be out of the nest now. Turkey poults will gather in large flocks tended by two or three hens. Young birds may be following parents and begging for food. Late nesters like Goldfinches and Cedar Waxwings may be carrying food to their nests. Expect to walk about 2 miles on trails through meadow and woods with some steep sections. Meet at top parking lot at Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 7:00 AM.

Pat White               (978)456-8127     

Click here for more local outdoor activities

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.

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Our 2010 Free Summer Concert Series continues through August 11, Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m.! Now in our 23rd year, The Willows at Westborough hosts some of the area’s best known and loved music groups, presented free of charge in a lovely outdoor setting. Come enjoy summer evenings filled with good music, good times and good friends in the Rose Garden Courtyard. There’s ample free parking at Hastings School just across East Main Street and refreshments available for purchase. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and please leave your pets at home. Call The Willows at Westborough at               (508) 366-4730         (508) 366-4730 for more information. We’ll see you there! Note: In case of rain, indoor seating will be available for Willows residents and their guests only.  This week the Beantown Swing Orchestra at 7:15 PM

Pick your Own Strawberry Farms

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Fire Log

Monday 7/12/10



    E23  LT DANO         FF WILLS




    HQ1  LT DANO         FF ROACH        FF NEAL         FF GOODSPEED


    E23  LT DANO         FF NEAL  Click for more Fire Log

Lollipop Day

July 19, 2010 -  July 20 is Lollipop Day.  The original Lollipop machines turned out only 40 lollipops a minute compared to today's machines churning out 5900 a minute. 

The date also marks the Apollo 11 landing on the moon.  

The date also marks the Apollo 11 landing on the moon.  Click here for information on the moon landing.

John V. Gregory, age 72, passed away peacefully, Saturday, July 17, 2010, at his home in Southborough. He was cared for and surrounded by his loving family in his final days. John is survived by his wife Jeanne M. Gregory, daughters Juliana and Jocelyn Gregory, his grandson Lucas, son of his daughter, Jocelyn and her husband, Brian Hash. He leaves behind brothers, Butch and Billy Giannetto, sister Celeste Giannetto DeMarzo and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at St. Anne's Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough, Sunday, Aug. 15, at 2 p.m. Those who wish to visit are welcome at the family home, 19 Brook Lane, Southborough, Wednesday, July 21, Thursday, July 22, and Friday, July 23, from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John's memory may be made to the VNACare Network and Hospice, 120 Thomas St., Worcester, MA 01608.

Sports and Recreation

The Marlboro Senior Softball teams continued their winning ways taking 3 of 4 games this week

The Jr Panthers traveled to Wayland and took a doubleheader from the Wayland “A” Team winning the first game 11 to 10 scoring the winning run in the bottom of the 7th with Tom Hall driving in the winning run.  Marlboro’s offense was led by John Gauvin going 5 for 6 and Tom Hall going 4 for 7 with a triple.

The Sr. Panthers traveled to Scituate and split their doubleheader winning the 1st game 10 to 7 and dropping the 12nd 15 to 9.  Marlboro’s offenses was led by Emory Payne going 6 for 7 with a triple and Larry Kron going 6 for 9

            The Sr. Panthers record is 6 – 11 – 1 and the Jr. Panthers are 9 and 7 for the year.

Not a Pretty Picture

July 18, 2010 - Noticing a lot of dead end branches on the oaks? The cause is the Oak Twig pruner.  It is caused by another beetle.  This beetle is also a long horned beetle but not the Asian Longhorned beetle.  The Twig pruner lays its eggs in the young branches, the larvae stays in the tree for up to two years before emerging slicing through the branch.  The young branch then either breaks and falls to the ground or hangs in the tree.  Larvae can remain in the fallen branches until the fall when they pupate.  Click here for more information. Bug Guide is a neat website too.

Flaming Red

July 18, 2010 - Even with the drought there are some beautiful flowers growing in gardens around town.

Southborough meetings

July 19 - July 23, 2010





Historical Commission - Agenda


6:30 PM

Historical Museum Common Street

Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda 7/19 7:30 PM Hearing room town house
Board of Library Trustees - Agenda 7/20 5:00 PM Southborough Public Library
Subcommittee on Collective Bargaining of the Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee - Agenda 7/20 4:30 PM Superintendent's Conference Room, 53 Parkerville Road
Conservation Commission - Agenda 7/20 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Assabet Valley High School Building Committee - Subcommitee for designer selection - Agenda 7/21 6:00 PM School Committee Conference Room
Assabet Valley High School Building Committee - Agenda July 21 7:00 pm School Committee Conference Room
Board of Health - Agenda July 21 1:00 pm Board of Health Meeting room Cordaville Hall
Cable Television Committee - Agenda July 21 7:30 PM Conference Room Fayville Village Hall
Southborough Housing Authority - Agenda July 21 7:30 PM Colonial Gardens 49 Boston Road
Conservation Commission - Agenda July 22 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House

Sunday  18

Monday  19

Tuesday 20

Wednesday 21

Thursday 22

Friday 23

Saturday 24



Game Day
Jul 20   2:00 PM  

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

Pajama Story Time
Jul 21   7:00 PM   




Southborough Library  website:  Click here

Senior Center Activities

19 Monday  20Tuesday 21 Wednesday 22 Thursday 23 Friday 24 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
9:30 am Tai Chi
8:30 Health Clinic
9:30 AM Pool  
9:30 AM cribbage 10:00 AM Bocce 10 am Bocce  
2:00 PM Fitness
12 Ping Pong
2:00 Fitness
12:00 PM Pitch 10:00 AM canasta
  12:00 Pitch 4:00 PM Summer BBQ 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.

Rev. John D. Thomas, 82, of 30 Julio Drive, former Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Worcester and servant of God for more than 56 years, died on Thursday, July 15, 2010 in UMass Memorial Hospital, University Campus, Worcester. He leaves several nephews and nieces. His sister, Therese M. McKinney predeceased him.

Father Thomas was born in Worcester, a son of David and Eugenia (Haddad) Thomas and lived and served the community in Worcester County most of his life. He graduated from North High School and received a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Boston College in 1950. He then attended the seminary of Philosophy in Montreal, Canada before moving to The Pontifical North American College in Rome in 1951.

Father Thomas was ordained on December 8, 1954, at The Pontifical North American College where he had completed his studies for the priesthood and received Bachelor's and Licentiate degrees from the Gregorian University.

After his ordination he was made associate pastor at St. Mary of the Assumption, Milford; St. Anne Parish, Southborough; and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Spencer. In 1956, he was the assistant director of the diocesan Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. In 1958, he was named a Latin teacher in diocesan schools. He taught at St. Stephen's Elementary School and Sacred Heart Academy. In July 1961, he was appointed headmaster of St. Peter's Central Catholic High School and assistant to the diocesan superintendent of schools. Father Thomas also taught medical ethics to nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester.

In 1964, Father Thomas earned a Master's degree in guidance and psychology from Assumption College in Worcester. He was appointed diocesan superintendent of schools on July 1, 1966, a position he held until June 15, 1974. He was then named director of the diocesan Department of Education. In 1976, he was named pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in West Boylston. He was chairman of the diocesan Building Commission and was a consultant to the architects in the construction of Marian High School and Holy Name High School in Worcester. Father Thomas also was appointed to the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

In 1978, he was appointed to the faculty of The Pontifical North American College in Rome and also served as the business manager of the American seminary and graduate school there. Father Thomas served at the College in Rome until 1985 when he returned to the United States and was named pastor of St. Columba Parish in Paxton. He served the people of St. Columba Parish until his retirement in 2003.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 19th, in Christ the King Church, 1052 Pleasant Street, Worcester. The Most Rev. George E. Rueger will be the Main Celebrant. Burial will be in the family plot in Notre Dame Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 18th, at Christ the King Church, wherein Father Thomas will lie in state. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. in the church. Please omit flowers and remember Father Thomas with contributions to the Clergy Benefit Plan, P.O. Box 498, North Uxbridge, MA 01538. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden.