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September 5, 2010 - September 11, 2010

SFD 911 Remembrance

September 11, 2010 - Members of the Southborough Fire Department held a remembrance ceremony for those lost in the 9/11/2001 twin towers tragedy.  The ceremony was led by Interim Fire Chaplain Deacon Richard Martino.  Deacon Martino brought along a friend, John Rapa, who was in the north tower at the time of the tragedy and related his personal story.

ARHS Ski Team Car Wash

September 11, 2010 - Members of the ARHS ski team draw cars into the DPW yard for a wash.  They will be there until 12:30 today.

Yard Sales Abound Today

September 11, 2010 - Yard sales are everywhere in Southborough today.  This one above is at Richards Road and Cordaville Road while a huge advertisement for a Southville Road multi family yard sale greets drivers along Southville.

Sports and Recreation

The12th Annual Pet Rock Festival will take place Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 [rain date, Sept. 19] from noon to 5 p.m., at Quinsigamond Community College, 670West Boylston St., Worcester. Tickets: $12 adults, $5 kids.

This year, PH Productions brings us an impressive lineup of Boston based rock and roll to kick up the musical part of this massive animal benefit. Leading the pack: Charlie Farren, Jon Butcher and Ian Mitchell from the Bay City Rollers.

Pet Rock is the largest animal expo on the East Coast. A daylong festival of fundraising fun for the entire family, including your dog, Pet Rock’s primary purpose is to promote responsible pet ownership, bring attention to animal cruelty and educate humans on a variety of animal related issues. Proceeds benefit New England animal welfare organizations. Pet Rock has given tens of thousands to worthy charities, including the Sterling Animal Shelter, the ASPCA Bird Program, Foster Parrots, Humane Society of the US: Youth, NEADS, the MSPCA, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Mass Vest A Dog, Commonwealth Cats, Echo Dog and many more.

But the focus is on fun, too. Pet Rock Fest boasts live music, vendors, an international food court sponsored by the Boston Vegetarian Society, a “kind kids” booth, disc dog performances by New England Disc Dog Group, an agility course by MasterPeace Dog Training, speakers, Clifford the Big Red Dog, games, prizes, raffles, speakers, rides and more than 130 breed rescues, shelters and animal welfare organizations.

This year, we welcome back The Worcester Telegram and Gazette, which is once again producing a program guide to be included in its Thursday edition, and also handed out at the festival. Also, Wellness, Charter Communications, TD Banknorth, Beantown Tails, Backyard Bubbles, Especially for Pets and many more .

The musical lineup is stellar, too, focusing on a star-packed punch of regional artists who started with big hits in the ‘80s, and are still cranking today. Headliners include: Michael Cordings, Bruce Marshall, Charlie Farren and JonButcher, Grace Kelly, Doug Bell and Friends, Jon Macey and Steve Gilligan and special guests.  

Farren emerged onto the national scene in the early '80s after teaming up with Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry and releasing an acclaimed album on CBS. In 1986 Charlie, along with Dave Hull (Joe Perry Project) and John Muzzy, formed Farrenheit and released a self-titled debut album on Warner Brothers. Three singles from that album - “Fool in Love,” “Bad Habit” and 'Lost in Loveland”-  as well as video exposure on MTV, established Farrenheit as one of the premier new rock acts. Farren’s newest release 'Old and Young' is getting rave reviews.

Grammy-nominated Butcher also emerged around the same time, helping to fuse the Boston sound that was getting national exposure. With 18 releases under his belt, critics say he’s stronger than ever.

But at Pet Rock, your pet is the star of the day (your dog is more than welcome, but for safety reasons we ask that other pets stay home). There are contests, rabies clinic, doggie massages, amateur dog show (with categories such as “owner-dog look alike” and “best vocalist”), New England Frisbee Dog Group, adoptable pet parade with prizes for participating rescues, professional portraits of your pet, cat photo contest and the popular doggie water park.

Where the Tracks Lead

September 10, 2010 - The railroad tracks through Southborough Center are quiet at the time of this photo.  This shot is looking North of Route 30 which would take a train to Fitchburg, MA.






Pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation for September 11, 2010, Patriot Day, the American and Commonwealth Flags should be flown at half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, September 11, 2010.  Once issued, the presidential proclamation should be available for viewing here.

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Sports and Recreation

King Richard’s Faire 2010 Dates

Weekends September 4 thru October 24
Including Labor Day and Columbus Day Mondays

Gates open at 10:30am and close a 6:00pm

Entertainment, exciting rides and skilled games abound on the King Richard’s Faire’s enchanted 80-acre site. Hundreds of talented entertainers perform non-stop throughout the day. Visit any of our eight vivid stages and be enthralled by acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, minstrels, dancers, fire eaters, puppeteers and even exotic tigers. Witness the rare Tiger, beautiful white lion and cute tiger cubs.

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This year, Musicfest is returning to its roots featuring the best in local music acts.
The show will feature 6 bands performing on both  the main stage and side stage. 
Remember, with the covered outdoor stage and side stage in the Coppertop Lounge, this is a Rain or Shine event – either way, it’s a fun day for some great music on the mountain.  If you want to see how things really rock even in the rain – click on the video of the Outlaws performance – it was unbelievable!!!!!!


Local Favorite
Chris Fitz Band

Jon Bon Jovi Opener
Mission Hill

Journey Tribute Band
The Great Escape

Nationally Touring
Commander Cody

Brian Richard
Bruce Jacques

 This year’s festival combines a day of music with the added fun of:

  • Fest-of-Ale – a variety of specialty craft brews in our Beer Tent 
  • Chili Cook-off - Local Chef's compete in a People's Choice taste test
  • Car Show – local car and cycle owners showing off their wheels

All that, plus

  • Great Food at the Mountainside Barbecue
  • Scenic SkyRide to the Summit
  • A Variety of Specialty Vendors

 Gates are open from 12 noon- 6pm- don't forget your blanket and lawn chairs!

Sudbury Valley Trustees

ARHS Football

Varsity football vs. SPM will now be played on Saturday night September 11 at 7:00pm

*  JV football at SPM will be played on Monday September 13 at 3:30 pm

*  Freshmen football SPM at Algonquin will be played on Monday September 13 at 3:30 pm

Fayville Village

September 9, 2010 - Fayville Village looms over the Sudbury Reservoir from White Bagley Road.

Southborough Rotary 2010 Road Race/Walk a Thon

The Southborough Rotary is hosting its 34th annual Road Race on Sunday October 10 at 10am at the Neary/Trottier School complex. This year we are adding a walk a thon component, making the event a 5Krun/walk and 10k run. The proceeds from the event will be used to fill the Southborough Food Pantry. So far we are being helped by the following sponsors, Mauro’s Market, Mamas and Divas, Roche Brothers, Dicks Sporting Goods, Trombetta’s Mini Golf, Southborough Golf, Fitness Together, and a host of others. If you would like to become a sponsor with a donation of $100 for a tee shirt spot, or with items for our gift bags please contact Tessa Stephens at tessastephens@charter.net. We are looking for donations of healthy foods and beverages to fuel our runners and walkers as well.

Registration is $20 before the event and $25 the day of. Gift bags and tee shirts will be given to the first 100 people to register. Don’t feel like running or walking? Be a virtual runner/walker for $15 and get the V-T. See us at Heritage Day for a glimpse of the shirt. Team registration sheets are also available. Walk with your friends, family and co-workers! Meet our health and fitness experts on the field before and after the event, and be sure to participate in the drawings for over 10 exciting gift baskets.

For more information, a registration form and the route map please see www.mysouthborough.com   www.southboroughrecreation.org  or www.southboroughnews.com

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It's Picnic Time!

Southborough Parishes Join

for Family Picnic

       St. Matthew’s and St. Anne’s expect about 300 parishioners at their annual church picnic on Sunday, September 19th, 2010.

       The barbecue and activities will be held on the beautiful grounds of the Laborers’ Training Center in Hopkinton.  An outdoor mass surrounded by a cathedral of pine trees begins at 12:30.  After mass, Knights of Columbus volunteers will be grilling up a delicious lunch.

       The price of the picnic is $10 per person and $20 per family.  Tickets are available after all masses at St. Matthew’s and St. Anne’s or by calling either parish office.  The last day for tickets is Tuesday, September 14, 2010.  No tickets will be available at the picnic. 

       There will be plenty of organized crafts, races and games. Activities include bocce, crafts, tennis, horseshoes, basketball, shuffleboard and a teen volleyball tournament.  There is also a playground on site. 

       In the event of rain the picnic will be held at St. Anne’s church hall.  Call St. Anne’s at 508-481-0141 or St. Matthew’s at 508-229-2429 after 8 a.m. on Sunday, September 19th for a rain decision. 

       Email fvflynn@yahoo.com  with any questions.


Boston, MA (September 8, 2010)… John F. Cohan has joined Murtha Cullina LLP as Counsel in the Business and Finance Department, residing in the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Cohan will focus his efforts in the areas of equity and debt financings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, bank financings, intellectual property licensing, technology law, and general business planning and counseling.

Mr. Cohan’s practice ranges from multi-million dollar acquisitions and corporate loan and venture capital financing transactions to representing and advising early stage companies and technology entrepreneurs in connection with contracting, licensing, business planning, intellectual property needs, and general corporate compliance. He also has experience in both design engineering and sales and marketing in the high technology industry.

Mr. Cohan is an Adjunct Professor at the New England School of Law, a member of the American Bar Association Section on Sciences & Technology, the Boston Bar Association, the North Shore Technology Council and the 128 Innovation Capital Group.

“We are excited to have John join our Business and Finance Department,” said Tom Vangel, Partner and Member of the firm’s Executive Committee, “to further enhance the firm’s transactional, entrepreneurial, and emerging companies practice areas, as well as its overall corporate general counsel focus.”

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With over 115 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients. Our 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 and retail and hospitality.

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Space Weather News for Sept. 9, 2010

SPECTACULAR ERUPTION: Just as sunspot 1105 was turning away from Earth on Sept 8th, the active region unleashed a spectacular eruption of plasma and extreme ultraviolet radiation.  Earth was not in the line of fire--this time.  Must-see movies from the Solar Dynamics Observatory and other spacecraft are highlighted on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com.

SPACECRAFT FLYBY ALERT: 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.

Sports and Recreation

Sudbury Valley Trustees and the Organization for the Assabet River


HARVEST MOON EQUINOX PADDLE Assabet River, Marlborough to Hudson

Wednesday, September 22, 5:00-7:00pm

Please join Julia Khorana from OAR on this traditional autumn paddle. The harvest moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox.  We are fortunate that they are on the same day this year. To celebrate, join SVT and OAR for a paddle along the Marlborough-Hudson stretch of the Assabet River.  Bring a favorite story of your 2010 summer.  Afterwards, the leaders invite you to the Horseshoe Pub in Hudson to continue the final night of summer celebration.  SVT/OAR Members: Free, Non-Members: $10. Registration required.

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

An Athlete, Horse Lovers and Allergies! Oh My!

What do they have in common? They are unique German students visiting the area and need host homes while shadowing classes at Algonquin Regional or area high schools.

For the third year, German high school students from Lessing Gymnasium will be learning about American life and culture when they arrive Saturday eve, October 2 and depart Saturday, October 23rd.

This has been a wonderful experience for local hosts as well as the Germans who speak English extremely well and are full of love and laughter. A bed and meals are needed but a food stipend is available if needed. Local students are awarded 30 hours of community service.

Teacher chaperones accompany the students and the local coordinator is on call 24/7. The German students are taken on two weekday itineraries but otherwise, they share life, chores and fun with their hosts.

To get a brief look at the students, go to: www.BlackstoneDaily.com/hosts10.10.htm

For more info, please call Ellen at 508-826-1912 or email BlackstoneDaily@aol.com. Thanks!

Myles W. OReilly, 78, of Hillsboro, N.H., and formerly of Southborough died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at Concord Hospital. He was the husband of the late Frances (McCann) OReilly who passed away in 2002. Mr. OReilly was an Air Force veteran and worked as an insurance broker for several area insurance companies including John Hancock. He was a past president of Framingham Life Underwriters Association and an active volunteer for the Town of Southborough, where he served on several different committees. Myles was on the original planning committee that was instrumental in building Colonial Gardens, the housing complex for senior citizens. He is survived by his children, Dr. Michael OReilly and his wife Dr. Kim Fox of the Philippines; Ann Tomassini and her husband Richard of Southborough; a brother, John B. OReilly of Natick; a sister, Mary Duclos of Ashland; three grandchildren, Erin and Alexa OReilly and Tyler Tomassini; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife he is predeceased by his son John B. OReilly who passed away in 1994. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 4-7 p.m., at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com). A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Matthew Church, Highland St. Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough. Expressions of sympathy may be sent in his memory to Bethany Health Care Center, 97 Bethany Rd, Framingham, MA 01702.

ELY, Barbara (Kurzina) "Bonnie" Of Southborough and formerly of Wayland died peacefully with her family at her side on Sept. 6, 2010 following a brief illness. She was the beloved and devoted mother of Joseph B. Ely, III and his wife Sharon N. and their children A.J. and Kayla all of Framingham; Christina Ely Loftus and her husband Brian J. and their daughter Brooke all of Wellesley; Peter D. Ely and his wife Tara and their daughter Eve all of Waimea, Hawaii; Sarah E. Gray and her husband R. Bradley and their children Myles and Tabitha all of Bellevue, Washington. Sister of Peter S. Kurzina and his wife Stephanie, of Boston and Carolyn K. Pachinger and her husband Otmar of Innsbruck, Austria. Aunt of Linda Tamme of Vienna, Austria; Christine Waivel of Zurich, Switzerland and Lisa Pachinger of Munich, Germany. Visitations will be held on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Rd (Off Rte 30), Wayland. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at 11:00 am at North Cemetery, Rte 27, Wayland. For those who desire, her family suggests memorial gifts in her memory sent to Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776 would be appreciated. For directions and on-line condolences please visit johncbryantfuneralhome.com.

Donald W. White Sr., 80, of Scituate, retired co-owner, Senior Vice President and Director of Hendries Ice Cream, Inc., and co-owner of New England Frozen Foods, died at South Shore Hospital, Sept. 1, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with pneumonia. Son of the late Esther M. (Kelley) and Alan R. White of Milton, he was born in Boston and lived in Milton before moving to Scituate in 1954. Mr. White attended and graduated from Milton Academy, Babson College and Cornell University. He served as a first Lieutenant in the USAF during the Korean War. In 1954, Mr. White joined White Brothers Milk Company of Quincy, a family owned business since 1913, that was co-founded by his late father, along with his two brothers, Robert G. White and the late Allan R. White Jr., both of Milton. The company was the first to pasteurize milk in New England and regularly collected milk from over 800 dairy farms in Vermont and New Hampshire. Donald was known for decades as the only living New England trademark as the eleven month old baby pictured on milk bottles and horse drawn (later motor driven) carriages and delivery trucks. Mr. White later joined his brothers in buying and expanding Hendries Ice Cream, Inc., Milton, in 1961 and New England Frozen Foods of Southboro in 1966, together building them to be the largest purveyor of frozen foods in New England while acquiring seven other competing ice cream companies in the process. During that tenure, he developed the Hendries brand name frozen single stick novelty items such as healthy Juice Bar, York Peppermint Patty bar, Nestles Crunch Bar, the Welch Bar and other national branded products propelling Hendries into the most innovative frozen novelty creator and seller in New England. The company was one of the first to create and introduce all natural ice cream products. Mr. Whites proudest achievement was working with his brothers in these successes for over 50 years. Mr. White is a former Dana Farber Institute trustee and representative of the Jimmy Fund. He was co-founder and Chairman of the Boston Dairy and Ice Cream multi day festival known as the Scooper Bowl, which raises funds annually for the Jimmy Fund. He was a corporate member and trustee of Babson College, director of Cornell University’s PEM program advisory council and was visiting guest faculty there as well as at Purdue University’s agricultural marketing program. Mr. White was an honorary member of the Scituate Harbor Yacht Club, Scituate Country Club, Scituate Rod and Gun Club, New England Corinthians, Scituate K of C, the American Legion and member of the Scituate Etrusco Association, Ducks Unlimited and of Saint Marys parish in Scituate. Mr. White had a life long fascination of 1775-1815 naval maritime history and also enjoyed adventurous world travel, western bronze sculpture collecting, classical music, photography, sailing, hunting, skiing and tennis. Mr. White leaves his beloved wife, Pauline (Gladu); his brother, Robert G White of Milton and his sister, Audree Parr of Erie, Pa. Mr. White is the former husband of the late Elaine Knapp White of Scituate. Survived by six devoted children, his daughter Cynthia White of Scituate and five sons, Donald W. White Jr. of Marshfield Hills and his wife Judy Olsen White, Bradford D. White and his wife Julie-Anne (Miner) White, also of Marshfield Hills, Dominic A. White and his wife Jondi (Poe) of Portland, Maine, Donald A. White and his wife Pamela (Carron) of Summit N.J., Adam White of Weymouth and four loving grandchildren, Olivia Olsen White and Trevor Donald White, both of Marshfield Hills, Holden White and Cooper White, both of Summit, N.J. and also survived by cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. The White family wishes to thank all the incredible staff, doctors and nurses at the South Shore Hospital, who took such wonderful care of our father over the past few weeks. Visiting hours Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, from 4-8 p.m., at the Richardson Gaffey Funeral Home in Scituate and funeral Mass of Christian Burial at St. Marys of the Nativity Church in Scituate Harbor, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at 11 a.m. Interment immediately following at the New St. Marys Cemetery, also in Scituate. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be may be made in memory of Donald W. White to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, ATTN: Contribution Services, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226, or the Scituate Historical Society, P. O. Box 276, Scituate MA 02066. For directions or to leave condolences, please visit www.richardsongaffeyfuneralhome.com

Janis Duffy of Mass Archives to Speak at Southborough Library, Thursday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m:  Finding your Ancestral Home

  The Southborough Genealogy Club will host Janis Duffy, of the Massachusetts State Archives, on Thursday, September 23, at 7 p.m. Ms. Duffy specializes in Hibernian ancestry – your Irish roots.  She’ll speak about that and Finding your Ancestral Home.
The Genealogy Club meets at the Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street in Southborough. Meetings are free and open to the public. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Call the Southborough Public Library at 508.485.5031 to register for the September 23 talk on Finding your Ancestral Home by Janis Duffy of the Massachusetts State Archives.


26th Annual Boston Film Festival
Sports and Recreation


Date: Saturday, September 11, Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

Location: Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Leader/Speaker: Sudbury resident and long-time SVT member Dick Williamson

Avid biker and SVT member Dick Williamson leads this casual 15-20 mile bike tour. Beginning at Wolbach Farm, attendees will cycle to numerous SVT properties in Sudbury and Wayland where they will be led on short walks. Bring a lunch for a noontime stop at Round Hill. Helmets are required. This program is open to riders of all abilities including families with appropriate child carriers (seat or trailers).

Member Fee: Free | Non-Member Fee: $10  Register for this Event

September 26 – 14th Annual Massachusetts Outdoor Expo for Families, Sturbridge Held at the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club from 9:00am – 4:00pm, you can try your luck at fishing in the stocked pond as well as seeing native reptiles and birds of prey, try kayaking, rock climbing, shooting firearms or bows and arrows, and a host of other skills. For more information about this free event, contact Gary Zima at gary.zima@state.ma.us.

Fay School

September 7, 2010 - Fay School welcomes it's first pre-K and Kindergarten classes in the new addition to the school.

New to the Southborough News is Bonjour ABC

If you will be vacationing in France or Canada and would like to become familiar with the language or do you want to sharpen your high school language skills, how about learn French for business? Bonjour ABC, Inc. is the answer you're looking for.

Bonjour!  I am originally from Montreal, Canada. I’ve been teaching French at the after-school program at Finn and am now opening up the opportunity to learn French to other young children through sessions with Bonjour ABC. My philosophy is to make the learning process a lot of fun by incorporating music, artwork and educational play to all the sessions.

For adults, I have been giving private lessons to adults wanting to travel to French-speaking areas. Each lesson is tailored to the needs of the individual.

Anne-Marie Larche



Soon opening in Southborough

 Register now for the fall semester

Starts September 7th.

I am excited to announce the opening of Bonjour ABC located at 54 Central St. in Southborough.

We offer French classes to both young kids (2.9 to entering Kindergarten) and adults.  Take a look at the website http://www.bonjourabc.com/ - there you will find class schedules, registration forms, information on learning a second language and more.

Everyone who registers before September 3rd will get a total savings of $40.00 ($20.00 off your first semester as well as waiving the $20.00 registration fees for this year).  Book early to get your first choice.  Note that missed classes can be made up at another time slot, space permitting within the same session.

Please call 617-306-3332 or e-mail am@bonjourabc.com for any additional information. 

A Bientôt!!

Anne-Marie Larche

Bonjour ABC, Inc.

54 Central St., P.O. Box 225

Southborough, MA 01745


Website:  www.BonjourABC.com

Email:  AM@BonjourABC.com


Wedding Announcement

Tania Alexandra Saunders, daughter of Richard & Carole Saunders of Southborough and Zachary Calvin Taylor, son of Jincy Blair of Candler, NC and Dennis Taylor of Americus, GA, were married August 16, 2010, in Garden City, South Carolina.

The bride was given in marriage by her father.  The Rev. Benjamin Simmons of South Carolina officiated at the ceremony which was held on the beach.

Matron of honor was Kristina Arroyo, sister of the bride.  Jasmine Arroyo, niece of the bride was flower girl.

Best man was Christian Arroyo, brother-in-law of the bride.  Jayson Michaud, nephew of the bride and Oscar Broyles, brother of the groom, were ring bearers.

The bride is a 2005 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough and a 2009 graduate of Plymouth State University.

The groom is a 2004 graduate of Christ School in Arden, NC and 2008 graduate of Georgia SouthWestern and University of Montana.

The bride and groom own SkyRise Children's Theater in Southborough where they reside.

 A formal recommitment ceremony and celebration will be held in the fall of 2011.


Author B. J. Vaughn to Speak at Southborough Library, Wednesday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m.

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 Author B. J. Vaughn will visit on Wednesday, September 15, at 11 a.m., to talk about her writing of a Civil War romance, Muddy Waters and the Man in the Chimney, to be released this fall. What is it like to be a writer? How do you find your characters?  Join us for a lively discussion.
Ms. Vaughn taught art history and painting for years before tackling her first novel.  Now working on her fourth, the Civil War era is a period of particular interest for her, and with the upcoming sesquicentennial, a timely one.
The talk is free and open to the public. Area book groups are encouraged to attend. Call the Library at 508.485.5031 to sign up.

Above photos by Mark Goldman
9/7-9/10 Bridgeport, CT
(B-17, B-24, P-51)
  Airport: Sikorsky Memorial Airport
9/10-9/13 Oxford, CT
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: Waterbury-Oxford Airport
9/13-9/15 Lincoln, RI
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: North Central State Airport
9/15-9/17 Hyannis, MA
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport:Barnstable Municipal Airport
9/17-9/20 Beverly, MA
(B-17, B-24, P-51,
PT-17 Stearman, T-6 Texan)
  Airport: Beverly Municipal Airport
9/20-9/22 Laconia, NH
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: Laconia Municipal Airport
9/22-9/24 Manchester, NH
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
9/24-9/27 Nashua, NH
(B-24, B-17 & P-51)
  Airport: Boire Field
9/27-9/29 Plymouth, MA
(B-17, B-24, P-51)
  Airport: Plymouth Municipal Airport
9/29-10/1 Windsor Locks, CT
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: Hartford/ Brainard Intl.

*Dates and locations subject to change. Check our schedule online for most up-to-date information. Click on the location for a map and tour times. East Coast dates will be up soon!

Tuesday September 8th, 2010
OCTOBER 9th and 10th

The Collings Foundation is hosting an incredible WWII reenactment and WWII Veterans roundtable discussion October 9th and 10th. There will be over 150 reenactors representing several branches of Allied and Axis military. Fully restored military equipment of all kinds will be on display and participating in an incredible living history event. This includes, tanks, cannons, troop carriers, halftracks, aircraft and weapons. Allied and Axis camps were set up with authentic materials and appearance. People are encouraged to interact with reenactors who share a wealth of information about life as a WWII military person. WWII Veterans will participate in a roundtable discussion. Each veteran will spend time talking about his or her experiences during WWII. The foundation’s collection of over 90 automobiles, carriages, racecars and airplanes will be available for viewing. Food will be available.

Pre-purchased ticket cost is $18 for adults and $8 for children 12 years and younger. Cost at gate is $20 for adults and $10 for children. No reservations needed to attend. On location parking subject to close if at capacity. We will be offering T-6 Texan and PT-17 Stearman rides for those who want a birds-eye view of the event! One hour Texan flights are $450 and half hour Stearman flights are $230.

For the first time ever, we will be offering flights in the legendary German Fi 156 Fiesler Storch aircraft and rides in a German half-track. Call for more information or to reserve flights.

To purchase tickets and for more information click here.
Collings Foundation acquired an OT/810 Half-track
Fresh from restoration, this metal beast will debut at "Battle for the Airfield" reenactment October 9th and 10th.
The post war Czech OT-810 halftrack is sibling to the German WWII SdKfz 251 halftrack. The original SdKfz 251 half-track was an armored fighting vehicle designed and first built by Nazi Germany Hanomag company during World War II. The largest, most common, and best armored of the wartime half-tracks, the Sd.Kfz. 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers of the German mechanized infantry corps into battle. Widely known simply as "Hanomags" by both German and Allied forces, they were widely produced throughout the war. The Czech OT/810 was a designed in early fifties in Tatra Kopřivnice and produced until 1963. Approximately 2,400 OT-810s were built and used by the Czech armed forces well into the 1980s. The Foundation's OT/810 has been restored and repainted in a standard German mechanized infantry paint scheme. There is a possibility we will be offering rides in this half-track over the weekend of the "Battle for the Airfield". Check our website for most up to date information.

Vietnam Memorial Flight DVD
The Collings Foundation is proud to announce the completion of a spectacular HD video featuring the Vietnam Memorial Flight Collection.
Inversion Productions, the same company that made the Foundation's Wings of Freedom DVD, has now completed the Vietnam Memorial Flight DVD. In honor of our Vietnam Veterans, this great documentary showcases the legendary and iconic Vietnam era aircraft operated by the Collings Foundation. An adventure of spectacular sights, sounds and history. Great footage of the F-4 Phantom, A-4 Skyhawk and "Huey" helicopter in action. Learn how the Foundation acquired these aircraft and what it takes to keep them flying. To order your copy click here. ____________________________________________________________________
F-4 Phantom II and A-4 Skyhawk Flight Experiences
Now accepting reservations.
Just imagine what it is like to feel over 35,000 pounds of thrust from two GE J79 jet engines in full afterburner....the second the breaks are released. Ever wonder why A-4 fighter pilots tended to have such large jaw muscles? The Foundation is now offering, for the first time ever, flight experiences to members of the public. This once in a lifetime opportunity allows both pilots and non-pilots to experience the most important jet fighters of the Vietnam/Cold War era from the best possible perspective – in the cockpit of these legendary aircraft!
Now accepting reservations starting in October. For more information, including cost and details click here for PDF download. Please call us at 800-568-8924 or email hchaney@collingsfoundation.org if you are interested in receiving an info pack and media disk with more information. To see a clip of Rob Collings talking about the jets on Aero News click here.
Looking for volunteer help during "Battle for the Airfield" reeneactment. October 9th and 10th, Stow MA.
Would be great to have some extra help during this fantastic event. We have a few spots left. Duties would be focused primarily on traffic control, flight perimiter watch and monitoring collection. If you are interested in pitching in please email: info@collingsfoundation.org or call 978-562-9182.
Looking for pictures that mean the most to you.
Amazing how fast the year is going by! It is that time again when the Collings Foundation's editors, graphic artists, publishers and writers get together to start putting together the 2010 - 2011 Newsletter Magazine. Every year we select and publish pictures submitted by folks all around the United States. We are looking for images that capture your personal experience (in one way or another) with the Foundation's living history programs or aircraft. The CF magazine should be completed and mailed to over 60,000 members by late November. Submit your photo and brief description to: hchaney@collingsfoundation.org
Help us "Keep 'Em Flying"! Wings of Freedom and Vietnam Memorial Volunteer
Please let us know if you would like to help the crew and aircraft when the national Wings of Freedom tour comes to your town. You can assist in everything and anything! From keeping the aircraft clean to putting up tour posters around your community. Check our most current schedule on our web site. The tour is now making its way through the north east and down the eastern seaboard. If interested call or email Hunter at: hchaney@collingsfoundation.org or 800.568.8924

Want to help with the jets and helicopter in Houston, Texas? Rick Harris can use the extra hands and expertise! If interested call Rick directly at 281-961-1062.
Collings Foundation's A-4 Skyhawk received EAA's AirVenture Oshkosh 2010 Judges Choice Award
We are proud and honored to receive the Judges Choice Award for the A-4 Skyhawk. This is great recognition to all the people who help keep the Foundation's Skyhawk in such pristine condition. Congratulations to everyone who help maintain this incredible aircraft.

Gifts, books, DVDs and more - for the aviation enthusiast! See our online PX Store. Shopping is very easy and secure. Looking for the ultimate gift for "the person that has everything"? Flight Certificates are a unique and exciting present for anyone. The Wings of Freedom tour visits over 110 cities all over the United States. Once your certificate arrives just check our stop schedule to see when the bombers are near you- then call us to reserve a seat. Check our web site for confirmed schedule and locations). Flight Certificates are a tax deductible donation! We also have a great selection of books, videos, DVD's, T-shirts, polos, toys, calendars, hats and much more. Have to mention the prints we are selling from Aviation Artist - Robert Brun. Hand signed and numbered prints that will look great on any wall!

Your purchase helps the Collings Foundation!

Help us "Keep E'm Flying" for Future Generations

B-24J Liberator "Witchcraft" tail gunner position
Sports and Recreation

Wednesday 9/8

3:30PM B V Golf @ Marlborough High School

4:00PM G JV Volleyball @ Clinton High School

5:15PM G V Volleyball @ Clinton High School

Thursday 9/9

Friday 9/10

3:30PM G V Field Hockey @ North Middlesex H S

4:00PM G FR Field Hockey vs. North Middlesex H S

4:00PM G JV Volleyball vs. Hudson High School

4:00PM G FR Volleyball vs. Hudson High School

4:45PM G JV Field Hockey @ North Middlesex H S

5:15PM G V Volleyball vs. Hudson High School

Sat 9/11 - Sun 9/12

Sat 9/11 10:00AM B V Cross Country vs. Applefest Road Race

Sat 9/11 10:00AM G V Cross Country vs. Applefest Road Race

Sat 9/11 7:00PM B V Football vs. St. Peter Marian H.S

Assabet Valley

Wednesday 9/8

3:00PM B V Golf @ BlackstoneValleyRegTechHS

3:30PM B V Cross Country vs. Parker School

3:30PM G JV Volleyball vs. Keefe Technical High Scho

4:30PM G V Volleyball vs. Keefe Technical High Scho

Thursday 9/9

3:00PM B V Golf @ Montachustt RegVocHS

3:30PM B FR Football vs. Maynard High School

6:30PM G V Soccer @ Clinton High School

Friday 9/10

3:30PM B V Soccer vs. Clinton High School

3:30PM G V Field Hockey vs. Sutton High School

3:30PM G JV Volleyball vs. Montachustt RegVocHS

4:15PM G V Volleyball vs. Montachustt RegVocHS

7:00PM B V Football vs. Maynard High School

Sat 9/11 - Sun 9/12

Grapes of Southborough

September 6, 2010 - Paul Bourdon picks wild Concord Grapes earlier this afternoon.

Southborough meetings

September 7 to September 11, 2010





Assabet Valley Regional High School Committee - Agenda 9/7 8:00 am School Committee Conference Room, Assabet Reg High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlboro

Board of Selectmen - Agenda


7:00 PM

Hearing Room Town House

Emergency Planning and Management Committee - Agenda 9/7 10:00 AM Fire Department Headquarters, 21 Main Street
Southborough School Committee - Agenda 9/7 6:30 PM  Library, Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road
Workplace Safety Committee - Agenda 9/7 9:00 AM Town Administrator's Office, Town House
Youth Commission - Agenda 9/7 7:15 PM Conference Room, Fayville Village Hall, 42 Central St.
Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda 9/7 7:30 pm Upper Hearing Room, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Rd.
Council on Aging - Agenda 9/8 7:00 pm Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Advisory Committee - Agenda 9/8 7:30 PM Upper Hall, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Board of Assessors - Agenda 9/9 8:30 AM Second floor Conference Room, Town House

Sunday  5

Monday  6

Tuesday 7

Wednesday 8

Thursday 9

Friday 10

Saturday 11


closed Labor

Day Holiday







Southborough Library  website:  Click here


Senior Center Activities

6 Monday  7Tuesday 8 Wednesday 9 Thursday 10 Friday 11 Saturday
Closed Labor Day 8:30 am Walking Group 8:30 am Health clinic 9:30 AM Mah Jongg
9:30 AM Painting class
9:00 AM center opens
9:30 am Tai Chi
8:30 AM Wii Fitness
9:30 am Pool 10:00 AM Bocce
  10:00 AM Bocce 10:00 AM Canasta
12 Ping Pong
10 AM Creative Writers
12:00 PM pitch 12 PM Movie Matinee
  12:00 Pitch 11:00 AM book club 1:00 PM Bridge  
    12 Pot luck lunch    
2 PM Fotmess

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.



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




Potential members of ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS will be welcomed at open rehearsals on  Tuesday, September 7th, and Monday, September 13th.   Rehearsal times for these dates and all regular Monday practices to follow will be from 7:30 until 9:45 PM at St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Road (Route 85), Southborough.

            The first concert of the upcoming season will be held on November 13th in “A Baroque Festival” of music by Charpentier & JS Bach with orchestra and professional soloists.  A Messiah Sing with audience participation will also be enjoyed on December 12th.

            In the past three decades the 75-member ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS chorus, directed by founder Robert P. Eaton, has gained a reputation for musical excellence and unusual programs. For those who enjoy a cappella singing in a small group there is the opportunity for participation in the Chambersingers, a community outreach ensemble.

            Further information about the Mastersingers organization may be obtained by calling (978)-562-9838 or (508) 393-6777 or by searching www.avmsingers.org

            Partial support for concerts has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through local Arts Councils.


                                                                ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS

Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Director

Open Rehearsals

New Members Welcome 

Monday, August 30th,

Tuesday, September 7th,

                                         Monday, September 13th

7:30 to 9:45 PM 

St. Mark’s School

25 Marlboro Road (Route 85), Southborough

                                                    For information:  (978)-562-9838 or (508) 393-6777


Sports and Recreation