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August 22, 2010 - August 28, 2010

Bike Rallies

August 28, 2010 - Two different motorcycle rallies rode through Southborough just minutes apart.  Above riders head south along Route 85 for the Shawna Jean Larassa Memorial foundation take part in a fundraiser while another motorcycle group Teamster Horsemen Ride for NEADS dogs for the blind and deaf were escorted by Middlesex County Sherriffs come north on Route 85 and headed east on Southville Road.  Both groups were unaffiliated with each other and it was by coincidence that their timing at Southville and Cordaville Roads were just about five minutes different.

Painted By Nature

August 28, 2010 - An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail taken along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.

Painted by Man

August 28, 2010  - DPW workers wait for the paint to dry on the crosswalk on Main Street.

Come Join Cub Scouts!

Southborough Packs 1, 26 and 921 are inviting your son to join Cub Scouting.  In Cub Scouts, your son will have lots of fun, learn new things and make new friends. But Cub Scouts is much more than that; it is fun with a purpose.

Scouting is a family oriented organization.

Scouting develops character, leadership, communication skills and good citizenship.

If you’d like to learn more about Cub Scouts, come to our 2010 Fall Roundup:


Any boy in grades 1 through 4 as of Sept. 2010


Mary Finn School Cafeteria


Tuesday, September 7th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm


$45.00 payable by Check or Cash

Question and Answer Session 6:30pm and 7:30pm

Displays and Information on Site

Sign up will be from 6:30pm until 8:00pm

Or contact one of the Cubmasters below for more information.

Pack 1 Cubmaster

David Qua



Pack 26 Cubmaster

John Hurley



Pack 921 Cubmaster

Robert Flynn




Sports and Recreation
ARHS Sports

Sunday 8/29

Monday 8/30

Tuesday 8/31

Wednesday 9/1

Thursday 9/2

3:30PM B V Golf vs. North Middlesex H S

AVRT Sports

Sunday 8/29

Monday 8/30

Tuesday 8/31

Wednesday 9/1

3:30PM B V Soccer vs. Ayer High School(scrimmage)

3:30PM G V Soccer vs. Ayer High School(scrimmage)

Thursday 9/2

3:30PM G V Field Hockey @ Hudson High Schoo

A Spat of Crashes

August 27, 2010 - This house on Highland Street was struck by a vehicle earlier today.  There were no injuries.  Last week a vehicle backed into a house on Southville Road.  That house also sustained damage but no serious injuries were reported.

The Middlesex County 4-H Fair is touted as the biggest 4-H Fair East of the Mississippi River that highlights 4-H projects by 4-H members.  It is not a commercialized fair.  Plenty to do and see at the fair.  There are horseshows, pony rides, hay wagon rides, chicken BBQ, Rabbits, chickens, goat, sheep, pigs, dog show, crafts and much much more.  Just a short hop up route 495 in Westford, MA. Click the photo for more information.


Progress Continues

August 27, 2010 - Progress continues on the Cordaville Triangle at Southville, Cordaville and River Streets.


    The Woodville Rod and Gun Club is having its 83rd Annual Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, September 12 at 1.00 pm. Adults: $10.00, Seniors: $7.00 and Kids under 12: $5.00. For tickets, visit the club on Rte 135 in Hopkinton or call 508-435-4148. There will be lots of food, fun and activities for the whole family.


The Veterans from Southborough are NOT soliciting by phone for collections to support any Troop Drive.  Several residents have called our local veterans groups to ask if they are conducting the phone drive.  They are not.  They do however, support the semi- annual package drives put on by Lisa Braccio and Debbie Depp- Wilson.

Jeanne (Offutt) Davis, 90, a lifelong resident of Southborough, died peacefully on August 23, 2010 at Hartford Hospital after complications from a fall.

She was the beloved wife of the late William N. Davis, Jr. who passed away in 2008. Born in Waban, she was the daughter of the late Edward P. and Laura (Berry) Offutt.

Mrs. Davis was a 1937 graduate of the former Peter's High School in Southborough and a 1942 graduate of Simmons College in Boston. For many years, she was the Neary School librarian in Southborough and was a charter member of the Southborough Historical Society. She was an active member of the First Community Church in Southborough.

Jeanne was an avid reader and took great pleasure spending time with her family. She leaves her children, William N. Davis III and his wife Linda of Northborough; Ted Davis and his wife Sara of Southborough; Laura Gould and her husband Warren of Valley Cottage, NY; Margaret Hart and her husband Stephen of Southborough; seven grandchildren, Ted, Jr. and his wife Tina; Kathryn Davis; Aaron Gould and his wife Lisa; Julian Gould and his wife Elizabeth; Alison, Jessica, & Elizabeth Hart; four great granddaughters, Maya Gould and Kate, Ella, & Abby Gould. She is predeceased by her brother, Edward P. Offutt, and her sister, Katherine O. Allen.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Aug. 27, from 4 to 7 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St, Southborough.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 11 AM at First Community Church, 137 Southville Rd, Southborough. She will be buried in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough.

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to the First Community Church, 137 Southville Rd, Southborough, MA 01772 or Southborough Friends of the Library, 25 Main St. Southborough, MA 01772.


Mary A. (Armitage) Jewett, 92, of Southborough died Saturday Aug. 21, 2010. Her husband, Gordon H. Jewett died in 1990. She leaves a daughter, Cynthia J. Jewett of Port Clinton, Ohio; a son, Geoffrey H. Jewett and his wife, Jean of Westborough; a granddaughter, Jillian Manekas and her husband Jason of Charlestown; a grandson, Geoffrey H. Jewett, II of Westborough a great-granddaughter, Perry Helaine Manekas, a sister, Janet Metcalf of Westborough and nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a brother, David Armitage. Mary was born and raised in Worcester, a daughter of David E. and Mary (Stewart) Armitage and was a graduate of North High School. She has lived in Southborough for many years. Mrs. Jewett was a Registered Embalmer and Licensed Funeral Director and worked in the profession for over 70 years. Mary began working at the former Longstreet Colonial Chapel, Worcester and served her apprenticeship there. In those early days funeral homes also provided ambulance service and Mary would assist with the transport of patients to area hospitals. She was a 1953 graduate of the New England Institute of Anatomy, Sanitary Science, Embalming and Funeral Directing now a part of Mt. Ida College. When she received her Funeral Director license Mary continued her career in funeral service at a time when there were few woman in the profession. She worked at John F. Britton and Britton Collins Funeral Homes and assisted funeral homes in the Worcester, Marlborough and Framingham area's as a Funeral Director and as an expert in restorative art and cosmetic sciences. For the last 16 years Mary has been a Funeral Director with Dirsa-Morin Funeral Homes, Worcester. Mrs. Jewett was also a bookkeeper and secretary many years for her husband's company, Jewett Auto Body, Worcester. Mrs. Jewett was a member of and held several offices in Stella Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star including Worthy Grand Matron, was a member of Altrusa International, the Massachusetts Funeral Directors Association, the Greater Worcester Funeral Directors Association and was a former member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Worcester. In 2001 Mary received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Worcester Funeral Directors and in 2007 received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Mt. Ida College. The funeral will be held on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 from DIRSA-MORIN FUNERAL HOME, 298 Grafton St., Worcester with a service at 11 a.m. in The Ellen Rogers Kennedy Chapel at Rural Cemetery, 180 Grove St., Worcester. Burial will follow in the cemetery. Calling hours in the funeral home are Thursday, Aug. 26 from 5 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League, 139 Holden St., Worcester, MA, 01606 www.worcesterfuneral.com.

Maureen I. (Bussanich) Zaccone, 74, of Southborough, died peacefully, Thursday, August 26, 2010 at her home, after a brief illness. Born in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Florence (Madigan) Bussaniche Owens, and the wife of the late Albert J. Zaccone, who died in 1987. Mrs. Zaccone had been employed by New Jersey Bell prior to moving to Needham, MA. In the early 1980s she moved to Sudbury and later to Southborough, where she could remain close to her children and grandchildren, who were so dear to her. She is survived by her daughters, who cared for her so lovingly during her illness, Audrey Kerber and her husband Michael, of Sudbury, Nancy Zaccone and her companion Robert Parkhurst, of Marlborough and Laura Rollins and her husband Richard, of E. Longmeadow, and her grandchildren, Arianna and Joshua Kerber, Courtney and Justin Mulvey, Jared Rollins and Casey and Ryan Foley. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM at St. Anselm Church, Landham, Rd., Sudbury, MA. Visiting hrs. will be held on Sunday, August 29, 2010 from 3-6 PM at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA. Burial will be held at the National Cemetery, Bourne, MA, and will be private. Donations may be made to the Salvation Army National Headquarters, 615 Slaters Lane, PO Box 269, Alexandria, VA, 22313.

Sports and Recreation

The Doug Carroll Baseball Academy is excited to offer a Fall baseball program through the Hopkinton Parks and Recreation Department.  The program will run from Saturday, September 11th through Saturday, October 16th from 12:00 - 6:00.  Times may vary depending on the number of participants.  The program will consist of 2 practices per week and one game per week.  Practices will be held at EMC Park and the Doug Carroll Baseball Academy in Framingham.  Games will be at EMC Park. The program will be run by our professional instructors.  To register or for more information, please call 508-254-0767.


Monday, September 13, 2010
Framingham Country Club
All proceeds benefit the Saint Matthew, Mary Aikens, Murphy Family Scholarship Fund
Sponsors Needed!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Father Flynn at               508-485-2285         508-485-2285, email him at jflynn@stmatthewsb.org or print this sponsorship form and return it to the rectory with your contribution by August 1st. You can either mail it or drop it in the Sunday collection basket. This annual event provides funding for the scholarship fund which gave out over $16,000 to graduates of St. Matthew Parish this year.
Sponsorship Opportunities
$200 – Sponsor a Tee/Green
$100 – Individual Sponsor
Donate a Gift for the Raffle

Dear Friend: On September 20, 2010 we will celebrate the 19th consecutive year of an event which is an important fund raiser for our town's seniors. In tribute to the late John Falconi, "The Falconi Family Memorial Golf Tournament" donates one hundred percent of the proceeds from this fun day of golf to the Town of Southborough's Senior Center. The funds are used to sponsor programming, assist in transportation costs, and support vital opportunities for the over 1,400 senior citizens in the town of Southborough

·         Join us on the golf course! Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough will again be the site of the tournament and banquet. Registration form is here. If you are unable to form a team of four, we will do our best to pair you with other golfers

·         Be a "Hole Sponsor! " Promote your business locally by having your business's name prominently displayed on the day of the tournament as well as mentioned in the local newspaper. If you are interested in sponsoring other parts of the event – such as funding food, the golf carts, or other specific items – please let us know so that we can facilitate your request.

·         Donate a Prize for our Raffle! Our annual post-tournament raffle and silent auction raises much needed money for the Senior Center. Donors are announced and thanked before each item is raffled.

·         Make a Charitable Donation! Even if you are not a golfer or cannot make the tournament, you can still help our seniors. We are in need of sponsors for various expenses -- e.g.: breakfast, golf gifts, etc. All donations, large or small, are greatly appreciated and help us make the tournament an enjoyable event for all.

·         Your sponsorship, gift, or donation is tax-deductible as The Friends of the Southborough Council on Aging is a 501(c)(3) organization

·         If you have any questions at all, you may contact the Senior Center at (508) 229-4453       (508) 229-4453      or Falconi Brothers Heating and Oil at (508) 485-0377            (508) 485-0377       Or email at info@southboroughseniors.com

Need directions to Juniper Hill Course? Click Here...

Walking the Walk

August 22, 2010 - A young boy takes careful steps along the stonewall along Common Street.

Mom and Offspring

August 22, 2010 - A wren made a nest next to an air conditioner and are raising the young.

Southborough meetings

August 23 to August 27, 2010





MBTA Triangle Committee - Agenda


7:30 PM

Country Kitchen
Cordaville Hall

Planning Board - Agenda 8/23 6:45 PM Hearing room town house
Southborough Affordable Housing Trust Fund Committee - Agenda 8/24 6:30 PM Hearing Room, Town House
Historical Commission - Agenda 8/24 7:30 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room Town House
Assabet Valley Regional High School Committee - Agenda 8/24 7:00 PM School Committee Conference Room, Assabet Reg High School
Board of Selectmen - Agenda 8/24  7:00 PM Hearing Room, Town House
Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda 8/25 7:00 PM Hearing Room, Town House
Zoning Advisory Committee - Agenda 8/26 7:00 PM Hearing Room, Town House

Sunday  22

Monday  23

Tuesday 24

Wednesday 25

Thursday 26

Friday 27

Saturday 28





Algonquin Summer Book Discussion
Aug 25   7:00 PM   


Algonquin Summer Book Discussion
Aug 27   7:00 PM  


Southborough Library  website:  Click here


Space Weather News for Aug. 22, 2010

FIREBALL ON JUPITER:  An amateur astronomer in Japan has video-recorded a fireball on Jupiter.  This marks the third time in only 13 months that amateur astronomers have detected signs of something hitting the giant planet.  Will the latest impact leave behind a visible cloud of debris?  Visit http://spaceweather.com for images and updates.

SPACE STATION and SPACE PLANE FLYBYS: This is a good week for satellite watchers in the USA and Canada.  Both the International Space Station and the US Air Force X-37B space plane are making a series of favorable passes over North American towns and cities.  The spacecraft are easy to find using our Simple Satellite Tracker--an app for iPhones and Android.  Visit http://simpleflybys.com for downloads and more information.

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New subscribers may sign up for free space weather alerts at  http://spaceweather.com/services/ .

In Control Crash Prevention
Coming Back to Worcester Airport
October 11th
Worcester Airport 

Please visit our website for class times and additional details.

We are excited to add the Worcester Airport to our regular training schedule and hope that you will share this email with friends and family that can benefit from our training.
In Control Advanced Driver Training
Massachusetts' First Certified Driver Skills Development Program

Senator Brown endorses Karyn Polito for state treasurer
To headline Aug. 25 event for Polito at Boston's Liberty Hotel

BOSTON - United States Senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) is lending his support to his former colleague and Republican candidate for state treasurer, Rep. Karyn Polito.

Brown will officially announce his support for Polito in Boston on August 25, where he will host an evening fundraiser for Polito's campaign at the Liberty Hotel.

"With Senator Brown's election, we told Washington we're tired of wasteful spending, higher taxes and big government. Now we have a chance to send that same message to the State House," said Polito. "Scott Brown's election to the United States Senate in January signified a new beginning for Massachusetts because it represents a break from the politics of the past, which has given us deficits, high taxes and fewer jobs. I am grateful for Senator Brown's support of my campaign and I appreciate his assistance."

Karyn Polito is the Republican candidate running for the office of state treasurer. A former selectman and lottery commissioner, she currently serves as a state representative for the 11th Worcester District. An attorney by trade, she helps run a century-old family business that specializes in commercial real estate development and resides in her hometown of Shrewsbury with husband Steve and two children ages 5 and 7.

For more information about the campaign, please visit www.KarynPolitoforTreasurer.com.

Senior Center Activities

23 Monday  24Tuesday 25 Wednesday 26 Thursday 27 Friday 28 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.