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August 1 2010 - August 7, 2010

NESN, for the third consecutive year, will be covering the New England Little League Regionals, which begins tomorrow in Bristol, Connecticut. NESN’s game coverage begins on Tuesday, August 10th and concludes with live coverage of the Semifinal games during the evening of Thursday, August 12th.  NESN will televise 6 games in all featuring each New England team at least once

Southborough Little League will be representing the state of Massachusetts this year. NESN will broadcast the Southborough (MA) vs. Cumberland (RI) game at 1:00 PM on Tuesday August 10, 2010.

We will also broadcast Fairfield (CT) vs. Southborough (MA) at 1:00 PM on Wednesday August 11,2010.

Jack Edwards (play-by-play) will join former Red Sox pitcher Ken Ryan (color analyst) in the broadcast booth for all 6 NESN televised games.  They will be joined by NESN’s Kathryn Tappen serving as a sideline reporter.

In addition to NESN’s on-air coverage, NESN.com will also provide the latest news and highlights of the Eastern Regionals online at: http://www.nesn.com/little-league.

Rep. Dykema hosts Picnic

Anna, 9, her brother Anthony, 7, and their dog  Penny decorate their bikes for this Sunday’s Kiddie Parade at Holliston Historical Society. The Kiddie Parade is just one of the many fun-filled old-fashioned activities planned to take place at State Representative Carolyn Dykema’s Olde Tyme Family Fun Day on Sunday, August 8 from 2-5 p.m.

In addition to the Kiddie Parade, the event features pony rides from 2-3 pm, a bounce house, face painting and live entertainment from Holliston’s Morning Jam Band and Hopkinton’s Exit Stage Left Theater group. There will also be lots of races, games and activities for family members of all ages.

Everyone’s favorite summertime foods including hot dogs, watermelon and lemonade will be served. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person, $20 per family to help defray costs. All proceeds from the event will be donated locally.

If you’re not away on vacation on Sunday, August 8, please join Rep. Dykema for a stay-cation afternoon of old-fashioned family fun.  Everyone’s welcome.

The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation will be picking up donations of clothing and small household items curbside in Southborough on Tuesday August 17th. To schedule a Free at home pick up please call 1.800.483.5503 or schedule online at www.bbbsfoundation.org. Help support local kids from your community by “Cleaning up Clutter for a Good Cause!” Your donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support!    

Letter from Karyn Polito on Federal Financial Relief

Attached, please find the text of a letter Karyn Polito sent to the Clerk of the House of Representatives, House Speaker DeLeo and Senate President Murray today requesting that no action be taken on federal financial aid legislation unless the Legislature returns to formal session and there is a debate on the matter.

Earlier today, Polito released the following statement regarding such aid:

"It is good news that the Commonwealth is on the verge of receiving a $655 million windfall from the federal government as part of a financial aid package for the states. Since the Legislature and Governor have already put in place a balanced budget for the current fiscal year, I believe the fiscally responsible course for us to take is to deposit the payment into the state’s Rainy Day Fund. The last thing we should do is to restore spending cuts that have already been made, especially at a time when we are still faced with a weak economy and enormous budget-balancing challenges next year. Adding $655 million of spending to our budget this year will only add that much more difficulty to dealing with the $2 billion shortfall expected next year.

I also believe it would be wrong to make spending decisions of this magnitude without a full debate involving all the members of the House and Senate. Therefore, I request that the Speaker and the Senate President call the Legislature back into formal session so we can discuss this important matter. We should not add spending in an informal session with no debate."

The full text of Polito's letter follows below:

Letter from Karyn Polito to House Clerk

August 5, 2010

Steven T. James, Clerk of the House
House of Representatives
The State House, Room 145
Boston, MA 02133

Dear Mr. Clerk:

According to published reports, the federal government is nearing final passage of legislation that could release $655 million of federal funding to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Reports further indicate that it is the intention of the Governor to file legislation to spend these funds if received, presumably in the form of a supplemental spending bill.

I am writing this letter to formally record with your office my objections to this legislation, if it is filed. I firmly believe that the Legislature should not add spending to the FY 2011 budget in an informal session without a full debate involving all legislators. With this in mind, I am requesting that no action be taken on such legislation unless the session is called back and there is a debate on this important matter.

As for my personal preference, I believe that the last thing we should do is to restore spending cuts that have already been made, especially at a time when we are still faced with a weak economy and enormous budget-balancing challenges next year. Adding $655 million of spending to our budget this year will only add that much more difficulty to dealing with the $2 billion shortfall expected next year. Instead, we should be rebuilding our Rainy Day Fund in preparation for more difficult times next year.

Whereas the time for formal sessions of the House and Senate has currently expired under Joint Rule 12A, I am requesting that your office notify the members immediately upon the filing of any legislation relative to this matter. I further request that the members be provided with at least 24 hours of notice if such legislation is scheduled to be considered by the House.

Thank you for your cooperation in this regard.


Karyn E. Polito
11th Worcester District

cc:  Robert DeLeo, Speaker of the House
      Therese Murray, President of the Senate

Sports and Recreation

Pond Dipping with your Child

For Children (ages 3+) with Adult Companion

What splashes into the pond just as you come near? How hard is it to catch a dragonfly? Do you know any plants that like "wet feet"? What is the scummy green stuff that grows in ponds? Who is eating the water lilies? What can we catch in our dip nets? Come along together and enjoy what a lovely lily pond can offer curious children on a summer's morning.

Wednesday, August 11, 10 a.m.-noon

Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Course Code: fam5040
Instructor: Bonnie Drexler
Fee: $8 (Member) / $10 (Nonmember)
Limit: 24   Credit:

Bay State Kids Outdoors

August 8th - Georges Island - A fun ferry ride to the Island where we'll enjoy the new visitor
center, historic fort and fascinating island habitat. Summer Shack concession stand for lunch!

August Camping Opportunities
Lonesome Lake AMC Hut Trip - Aug 21st. Short 1-3/4 mile hike to a staffed hut nestled against a
mountain lake in the White Mountains.Fun family environment in the lodge/bunkhouse. Nature guide
on staff. Beds, dinner and breakfast provided.$106/adult. $62/child. See Lonesome Lake Hut for
details. Kids 3+ with some hiking experience will be comfortable.
Mt Greylock Camping - Aug 28th. A 3 mile hike from Williamstown to a beautiful campground
overlooking an untouched valley and the Greylock summit. Real taste of the unspoiled western
forests of Mass. $5/per person for tent site. Click here Mt. Greylock for more details. Not
recommended for kids under 4


Another Winning Southborough Team

Southboro 10 yr old district team finalists in District 5

The Southboro 10 yr old District team played in the District 5 finals game against Charlton Sunday July 25th losing a tough battle to opponent Charlton 9-5. Congratulations to parents and kids on a successful summer with a record of 9-2 in district play and 3-0 in the Milford 10s tournament. The Southboro 10s showed outstanding pitching, advanced defensive plays and power hitting all season. The team averaged 11.2 runs per game, gave up only 3.9 runs per game, and had a team average of 417. Along the way, they beat excellent local neighbor opponents such as Northboro , Shrewsbury, and Marlboro.

The Southboro District 10s team photo post the District 5 Championship game – Pictured , left to right, Front row:  Trevor Schifferdecker, Zach Zides, Justin Langway, Zach Smith, Zach Osetek, and  Kyle Henderson. Back row: Alex Pappas, Matt Petry, Jack Martin,  Ryan Courtwright, Tim Dunderdale, and Drew Courtwright. Coaches left to right: Mark Zides, Steve Courtwright, Alan Osetek, and Chris Schifferdecker

Summer Ends With a Bang in Southborough

Southborough – The Summer Nights Festival has become an end of the summer tradition in the town of Southborough.   Last year, over 2000 residents came out to enjoy free entertainment and fireworks under starlit skies, and to catch up with friends before the start of the new school year.  This summer is expected to end with a bang as well when folks turn out for the seventh anniversary of this locally funded event.

The festival, a partnership between the Summer Nights volunteer committee and the Southborough Recreation Department, begins Sunday, August 29th at 5:00 pm at the Neary School.  There are many fun activities for children such as the popular “Bubble Romp”, pony rides, moonwalk, obstacle course, fire truck slide and face painting. Older kids enjoy the challenge of the Rock Climbing Wall and for those not afraid to get wet, there is a dunk tank.  The Dance Revolution is a new attraction added with tweens and teens in mind.  It is recommended that parents pack towels or a change of clothes for children who want to go in the Bubble Romp or for anyone being dunked in the dunk tank. 

The musical band “The Infractions” will entertain the crowd once again this year thanks to the generous support of three area legislators.  In response to a plea for funding for the band back in June, Doreen Ferguson, Director of Southborough Recreation received a call from the office of State Representative Danielle Gregoire.  Ferguson was informed that Representative Gregoire, Representative Carolyn Dykema and Senator Jamie Eldridge would collectively be donating the funds needed to secure the band.  The Summer Nights Committee was elated to receive such a generous and unexpected donation.   

Folks wishing to purchase food at the event will choose from a variety of tasty options including pizza from Domino’s, sandwiches from Quizno’s, sushi and chicken wings fromYama Zakura, ribs and sausage sandwiches from Mr. Jack’s Catering and grilled hamburgers and hotdogs.  Dessert options include ice cream from The Creamery and typical carnival fare such as fried dough, pretzels, cotton candy and slushies.

The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display over the Neary Field at dusk, sponsored by Capitol Group Properties and the Friends of Southborough Recreation.  Other key supporters of the event include St. Mary’s Credit Union and Brendon Properties, Fay School, Southborough House of Pizza, Middlesex Saving Bank, Tomasso Trattoria and Italian Market, Long Cadillac Hummer Saab, Choice Car Wash, Wellen Construction, Yama Zakura Restaurant and Mamas n Divas Nail Lounge.

All areas will be blocked off from traffic so that parents and children can roam safely from one activity to the next.   The fireworks will begin around 8:15pm.  Folks are encouraged to bring chairs or a blanket to set on the lawn for the display. 

Admission is free and parking is available at the Neary School parking lot off Parkerville Road with overflow parking available at Trottier Middle School parking lot via the Deerfoot Road entrance.  A rain date of Monday, August 30th has been set. 

To make a donation to Southborough Summer Nights, contact Robin Martin at 508-333-1221.  For all other information about the event contact Southborough Recreation at 508-229-4452.

Southborough Public Library Hosting a FREE Networking Group

New at the Southborough Public Library, a networking group will begin meeting on the first and third Wednesday of each month, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  August meetings are August 4 and 18; September meetings are September 1 and September 15. The library is located at 25 Main Street, at the junction of Routes 30 and 85 in Southborough.

The group is being organized by a volunteer and there is no membership fee for this group. Just bring yourself and your business cards and spread the word. Entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate employees, unemployed persons are all welcome. For more information, contact Jan Lewis at lewis103@verizon.net .


Massachusetts Commercial Tomato Growers:

Please join us for the 26th annual Massachusetts Tomato Contest. This year's tomato contest will be held at the Boston City Hall Plaza Farmers' Market, on Monday, August 23, 2010.

The event is sponsored by the New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Association in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources. This friendly contest is designed to increase consumer awareness of local agriculture.

Schedule of Events:
9:00 am to 10:15 am – Tomato drop-off and registration
10:30 am – Judging of tomatoes by panel of experts
12:30 pm– Presentation of awards

If you cannot attend the contest on Monday, tomato entries can be dropped off Saturday August 21st or Sunday, August 22nd at a number of locations across the state. Please contact one of the following representatives to confirm drop-off entry(s).Tomatoes that are dropped off will be brought to Boston for judging. See below for a list for drop-off sites.

Tomato Contest Criteriatomato

Flavor: 10 points possible. The perfect tomato should have a strong tomato taste, be slightly acidic, juicy and fresh tasting with a tender skin.

Firmness/Slicing Quality: 5 points possible. A desirable tomato should have a dense uniform thick wall with many seed cavities, completely filled with a jelly-like mass. The firmness of the tomato should be such that it will bruise if dropped, yet is not over-ripe or soft.

Exterior Color: 5 points possible The winning tomato has a uniform color, is free of green shoulders and has no evidence of blotchy ripening.

Shape: 5 points possible Tomatoes come in different shapes and sizes, depending on the variety. Their shape should be symmetrical, but most important, the tomatoes in each entry should be uniform in size.

PRIZES: First, second, and third place tomato trophies will be awarded in all four categories. Top 5 certificates will also be given in each category.

Drop-off Locations

***Please submit a registration form with entries*** [PDF]

Northeastern Massachusets:

  • Verrill Farm -  (978) 369-4494  (978) 369-4494 , 11 Wheeler Rd, Concord

Southeastern Massachusetts:

  • Silverbrook Farm,  (508) 991-5185  (508) 991-5185 , 592 Chase Rd., Dartmouth

Central Massachusetts:

  • Stillman Farm  (978) 537-3342  (978) 537-3342 , 1399 Lancaster Ave., Lunenburg

  • Silvermine Farm,  (508) 865-5335  (508) 865-5335 , 96 Eight Lots Rd., Sutton

Western Massachusetts:

  • Randall's Farm -  (413) 589-7071  (413) 589-7071 , 631 Center Street, Ludlow

For more information on the Tomato Contest, please contact:

David Webber,  617.626.1754  617.626.1754


Sports and Recreation
Colors of the Flowers

August 3, 2010 - Flowers brighten up the day.

Best of Luck to the Southborough Little League

August 3, 2010 - Information on the tournament information

Harvard Museum

Special Event: Summer Nights at the Museum


Thursday August 19, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Explore the museum during extended hours. Join informal tours of the galleries with Harvard graduate students and participate in special programs.

To share this event with others download the Summer Nights at the Museum poster.


Bugged: The Race to Eradicate the Asian Longhorned Beetle

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Thursday, August 19, 5:15-5:40 PM

Join us for the Cambridge premiere screening of a documentary by Emily Driscoll that follows scientists, government officials, and private citizens working to eradicate the Asian longhorned beetle, among the world’s most invasive species in all reports. The beetles have been found in New York City and in Worcester, where more than 25,600 trees were infested and have been cut down. Free with museum admission


Space Weather News for August 3, 2010

CME IMPACT: As expected, a coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field on August 3rd.  The impact, which occurred around 1730 UT, sparked a polar geomagnetic storm.  At the time that this alert is being written, sky watchers in Europe as far south as Germany are reporting red and green Northern Lights.  If the storm sustains itself for a few more hours, people in North America might see a similar display. Sky watchers in Alaska, Canada, and northern-tier US states such as Wisconsin, Minnesota and Maine should be alert for auroras.

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Sports and Recreation

Framingham REI — Open Climbing in Framingham

·         Date: 8/7/2010

·         Event Location: Framingham REI

·         Member: $0.00

·         Non Member: $10.00

·         Time: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

·         Leader: REI Specialist

Description: Join us at REI's Climbing Pinnacle. Whether a veteran, beginner, or never experienced the thrill of indoor climbing, this event is for you! FREE for REI Co-op members, $10 for non-members. Not a member? A lifetime membership is only $20. All climbers under the age of 18 must have their parent or legal guardian present. Minimum height: 42 inches. Registration is not required. First-come, first served.

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.

Where to find us


  • 375 Cochituate Rd
  • Framingham, MA 01701
  •               (508) 270-6325         (508) 270-6325

Store Hours:

  • M-F 10 am - 9 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 9 pm
  • Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
Listing A Little

August 2, 2010 - Holding up a lot of weight in wires, this pole at the intersection of Framingham and Boston Roads shows some pull of the wires to make it off kilter with the rest of the straight structures of light and sign posts.



Collings Foundation, Stow MA
August 21st and 22nd
The most FANTASTIC, STUPENDOUS, INCREDIBLE series of races.....
in the world!

Hope you can make it! We are really looking forward to this year's event ~

During the early 1900’s the first auto carriages were invented. The thought of a “horseless carriage” rumbling down the path - or better yet - a “flying machine” moving through the air seemed amazing. The traditional horse and buggy quickly became history with the emergence of auto carriages like the 1905 Franklin and aircraft such as the 1909 Bleriot Type XI.

See an amazing exhibition and display of carriages, carts and horses from the Massachusetts Carriage and Driving Society, antique bicycles, silent movie performances and more! The Collings Foundation’s amazing collection of over 90 automobiles, racecars and aircraft will be open for viewing. The Race of the Century takes place over the weekend of August 21st and 22nd, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. PT-17 Stearman bi-plane and T-6 Texan flights will be available. No reservations needed to attend. Call to reserve flights. More information see our web site. Click here to see video.

We will be hosting a pre-event party / Collings Foundation meet and greet on Friday, August 20th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Appetizers and drinks will be served. A great opportunity to get a personal tour of the facility, meet the Collings Foundation Staff, ride in a couple machines that will participate in the races and have fun! $50 per person. Call for reservations: 800.568.8924 For more information click here.
Sports and Recreation

Sudbury Valley Trustees is Local Land Trust Partner in AmeriCorps Program


Sudbury Valley Trustees is one of seven Massachusetts land trusts to have received an

Americorp grant in support of the Massachusetts Land Initiative for Tomorrow

(MassLIFT). SVT is the regional coordinator within the watershed area of the Concord,

Assabet and Sudbury Rivers in this collaborative approach to meet Massachusetts’s needs

for land protection and to engage young people in conservation. MassLIFT aims to help

AmeriCorps members develop the necessary skills to carry out conservation projects in

their communities, increase community participation in land protection, and lead to the

conservation and stewardship of more Massachusetts lands, including community

gardens, farms, working forests, trails, wetlands, and parks.

The $260,000 grant provides stipends for twenty AmeriCorps volunteers who will serve

for at least one year as full time Land Stewards, Outreach Coordinators, Regional

Conservationists, or Service Learning Coordinators. SVT will be hosting both a Land

Steward and an Outreach Coordinator. Land Stewards monitor protected lands to ensure

that conservation agreements are followed; Outreach Coordinators work to involve

community groups in conservation and to strengthen ties to the land. Volunteers who

want to focus on conservation in the watershed area of the Concord, Assabet and Sudbury

Rivers in either of these capacities can visit the SVT website at www.svtweb.org or

contact Nancy Hallen at nhallen@svtweb.org.

In addition to Land Steward and Outreach positions available at SVT, additional

positions include Regional Conservationists and Service Learning Coordinators: Regional

Conservationists initiate and implement new conservation projects; and Service Learning

Coordinators expand education and volunteer programs to bring young people into

greater contact with the outdoors to learn about and assist with conservation, farming,

and forestry.

Those interested in serving land conservation as an AmeriCorps member in other regions

of Massachusetts can contact Dee Robbins, Program Manager for MassLIFT at


Ron McAdow, Executive Director of Sudbury Valley Trustees, praises “the MassLift

program as a boost to land protection and conservation at a time when such efforts are

more critical than ever.” He describes the AmeriCorps grant as an “opportunity for SVT

to strengthen land protection outreach and significantly increase its capacity to monitor

80 properties and 50 conservation restrictions. It should help augment our ability to

support the local land trusts in our region, and most importantly, it provides a wonderful

opportunity to assist a new generation of conservationists.”

AmeriCorps volunteers typically commit to one year of full time service through the

program, which also provides free health insurance and money for college after the

volunteer completes the program successfully.

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust of Athol, MA provided the leadership for the

MassLIFT program, which is modeled on a pilot project which they previously carried

out in 2008-2010, and was funded by the Massachusetts Commonwealth Corps program.

Other partners include Franklin Land Trust, Greater Worcester Land Trust, Kestrel Trust,

Nashua River Watershed Association, and Wildlands Trust. Each partner will host at

least one AmeriCorps member and will provide staff support for the program. The

partners will also be raising money to fund the costs of supporting the program.

Volunteers will join 57,000 AmeriCorps members nationwide in service to their

communities in support of the five national priorities laid out in the Serve America Act:

education, healthy futures, clean energy and the environment, veterans, and economic

opportunity. By engaging with volunteers around the state, MassLIFT will help the seven

partner groups, along with participating town conservation boards and small land trusts,

to protect land and water in the towns that they serve, from the Berkshires to the Cape



It was 10 – 4 that the Southborough Little League Team beat defending champion

 Peabody West Sunday  in six innings.  The Southborough team will now travel to

 Bristol, CT to play a team from Bangor, Maine on Friday, August 6th at 2 PM.


Don't Forget the Food Pantry

August 1, 2010 - Times are tough and more people are using the Southborough Food Pantry.  Donations tend to drop off in the summer but the need does not.  Please donate food items such as juice boxes, solid white tuna, canned chicken, chicken noodle soup and detergent.  You may also make a cash donation to the food pantry and they will do the shopping.

Southborough meetings

August 2 to August 6, 2010





Historical Commission - Agenda


6:30 PM

Historical Museum, 25 Common Street

Board of Selectmen - Agenda 8/3 `7:00 PM Hearing room town house
Conservation Commission - Agenda 8/3 7:30 PM Cordaville Hall
Board of Library Trustees - Agenda 8/3 8:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room Town House
Planning Board - Agenda 8/3 7:00 PM Town House - 2nd floor conference room
Assabet Valley High School Building Committee -CANCELLED 8/4   Cancelled
Council on Aging - Agenda 8/4 7:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
Northborough/Southborough School Committee Subcomittee on Collective Bargaining - Agenda 8/4 4:00 PM Office of the Superintendent, 53 Parkerville Road

Sunday  1

Monday  2

Tuesday 3

Wednesday 4

Thursday 5

Friday 6

Saturday 7



Bubble Show
Aug 03   2:00 PM  


Pajama Story Time
Aug 04   7:00 PM  




Southborough Library  website:  Click here


Senior Center Activities

2 Monday  3Tuesday 4 Wednesday 5 Thursday 6 Friday 7 Saturday
8:30 AM Health Clinic 8:30 am Walking Group 8:30 AM Wii Fitness 9:30 AM Mah Jongg
9:00 AM center opens
9:30 am Tai Chi
8:30 Health Clinic
9:30 AM Pool 10:00 AM Bocce
9:30 AM cribbage 10:00 AM Bocce  
2:00 PM Fitness
12 Ping Pong
2:00 Fitness
12:00 PM pitch 10:00 AM canasta
  12:00 Pitch   1:00 pm BRIDGE 12:30 bingo

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.

Services : Outreach: Cynthia Henderson Beard    

Hours: M, T, W 7:30 – 3:30, Th 7:30-1:30

Outreach is a service provided to seniors and their adult children. Many seniors living in the community want nothing more than to live out their years in their own homes. In order to do so, some people may need additional supports or equipment, technology or services that will enable them to do so safely. Following an assessment or interview, Outreach services can connect you with the supports and services that may help you live independently as well as safely in your own home.

These supports may include, but are not limited to;

  • Home Healthcare
  • Homemaking services
  • Medication Management
  • Personal Emergency systems
  • Adult Day Health
  • Caregiver support groups
  • Transportation
  • Equipment Vendors
  • Veterans Agent
  • SHINE counseling
  • Aging Service Access Point
  • Elder Law Attorneys
  • Geriatric Care Managers
  • Mediation

Outreach can also give you information and refer you to programs that are designed to help make things a little easier in these difficult times, such as;

  • Fuel Assistance
  • Prescription Advantage
  • Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program and the local Food Pantry.

Many people find that their lives would be simplified by relocating to a Senior Community or an Assisted Living facility. Others may require skilled care and will need to move to a Nursing Home. There are many things to consider and it can be helpful to have someone to review the points of consideration or even have someone gather the information for you. Outreach can do this at a time when you may have other things on your mind.

Space Weather News for August 1, 2010

GLOBAL ERUPTION:  During the early hours of August 1st, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded a complex global disturbance on the Earth-facing side of the sun.  Most of the sun's northern hemisphere was involved in the event, which included a long-duration C3-class solar flare, a "solar tsunami," and a massive filament eruption.  As a result of these blasts, a coronal mass ejection (CME) is heading toward Earth.  High-latitude geomagnetic storms and auroras are possible when the cloud arrives a few days hence.  Check http://spaceweather.com for movies and updates.

MAGNETIC STORM ALERT SERVICE:  Would you like a phone call when the next  geomagnetic storm erupts?  Sign up for Space Weather PHONE: http://spaceweatherphone.com