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October 3, 2010 - October 9, 2010

Pumpkin Animal

October 9, 2010 - Don't forget to bring your pumpkin to the "Light Up Southborough" event tomorrow.  Drop off starts at 4:30 PM with lighting and viewing beginning at 7:00 PM.  Wonder if this little piggy pumpkin will be there.

Saturday – October 9th

3:00 – 5:00pm Scarecrow contest drop off at Community House

Winner will be announced October 11th

Scarecrows will be on display through October 16th


Sunday – October 10th

9:00am Registration for Heritage Day Road Race-Rotary Club

10:00am Start time for race – Neary School

2:00-6:00pm Historical Society Museum Open House

4:30–6:30pm Light Up Southborough

Pumpkin Drop-off in front of Library

7:00 – 8:30pm Pumpkin Lighting & Viewing On Common St.


Monday – October 11th

7:00–9:30am Vendor Set-up, St. Marks Field (Rt 30 & Rt85)

9:30am Vendors Open

Parade Line-up at St. Anne’s Church

10:00am Annual Heritage Day Parade Begins

Boston Rd., Main St., Cordaville Rd.

Contact Recreation Office if you or your group

wishes to participate 508-229-4452

11:00am–2:00pm Fire Dept. Open House


11:30am-2:00pm Luncheon at the Community House

$7/meal, $6/senior citizens (no child size meal or rate)

2:00pm 4th Annual Pie Eating Contest – Sign up at Gazebo

3:30pm Vendors Close & Clean up

Letter to the Editor:

I've been volunteering at the Southborough Food Pantry for over the past 10 years, it's been a wonderful and eye opening experience.

I see first hand what hardship really is for local families in need and I also know that food especially in the winter months (and holidays) is very much needed. Hunger knows no season.

This year The Southborough Food Pantry is honored to have Team Hoyte - Dick and his son Rick, joining us on Sunday 10/10 to run the Heritage Day Road Race. Proceeds from the road race will benefit the Southborough Food Pantry.

Please help us spread the word, come and cheer all the runners on - non-perishable food donations always welcome!

Have a wonderful weekend and as always thank you for your support!

Linda F. Shaffer

Still Time to grab a Pumpkin and Carve it before the big Lighting event, just go to Gulbankian Farms  Garden Center and Florist Shop to choose a small or a large pumpkin.  While there for pumpkins why not check out the fabulous gifts inside or a beautiful mum to decorate the yard with.

Books Arrive in Massachusetts for Book Event!

Posted: 09 Oct 2010 08:30 AM PDT

The books arrived for the Sparkles Goes to Boston book event to be held on October 16th. We are expecting quite the turnout and the fire safety dogs and I can't wait to meet everyone!
Shown below is Jr. Firefighter Shawn, checking in the boxes full of copies of Sparkles Goes to Boston. Shawn's dad, Lt. Jim Peltier, and his brother and sister, Steven and Sara, are featured in the book, along with firefighters from the Southborough Fire Department and local area children.

To read more about the book and event, please visit the Boston Globe website.

Sparkles Goes to Boston Northeast Book Tour 2010

October 5 – 18, 2010

October 5
Fire safety dogs head for Southborough, MA
October 6
10:30 A.M. Visit Shawn’s school with Firefighter Jim
October 10
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Visit with fire safety program donor
October 11
10:00 A.M. Heritage Day Parade (Southborough)
11:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Heritage Day Festivities
October 12
9:30 - 11:30 A.M. Mary Finn School
1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Neary School
October 13
9:35 A.M. FOX 25 Boston (streaming live on myfoxboston.com
1:30 P.M. Visit Steven’s school
October 14
9:00 A.M Skype visit with school in Ohio (Firefighter Jim to participate)
10:30 A.M. Village Preschool
1:30 P.M. Steven’s school
4:00 P.M. Southborough Library
October 15
10:30 A.M. Village Preschool
October 16
10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Book release event at the Southborough Fire Department for Sparkles Goes to Boston
3:00 P.M Gathering for Sparkles’ Facebook Dal friends ~ Southborough
October 18
Leave for Arkansas

Fly Away South

October 9, 2010 - Geese fly south over the Breakneck Hill Conservation area today.

frost advisory in effect from 2 am to 8 am edt Sunday
The NWS in taunton has issued a frost advisory, which is in effect from 2 am to 8 am edt Sunday.
The frost advisory is for much of southern new England away from the coast and Narragansett bay.
Scattered frost is likely late tonight as light winds combine with temperatures dropping into the mid 30s.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A frost advisory is issued when frost is expected to develop during the growing season. Those with agricultural interests are advised to harvest or protect tender vegetation. Also, potted plants normally left outdoors should be covered or brought inside away from the cold.

Babes in the Field

October 9, 2010 - Some of the younger oreo cows graze in the Breakneck Hill Conservation land grasses.

Sports and Recreation
ARHS VS Leominster

October 9, 2010 - The Tomahawks went winless last night against Leominster with the final score 26 - 0.

October 9, 2010 - ARHS Girls Varsity took on Acton Boxborough for the big rematch (ARHS defeated AB last year for the state title).  ARHS lost 2-0 tonight.

Check out the new Classified Page.  The old page no longer worked so I am trying a new system.  If you have furniture, an upcoming yard sale, kittens, antiques, a vehicle or are holding a fund raiser and more send me an email with the information and contact number and I will place it on the website.  Most ads are free of charge, however businesses please see our regular advertisement rates as the classifieds will not be shown anywhere else on this site and not link back to any website unless a regular ad has been taken out. Thanks.

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“Halloween Fantasy Fun”

Saturday, October 30th 11am -3pm Hopkinton High School

September 20, 2010 --- Bring your children to Hopkinton High School for the HHS Drama Ensemble’s Halloween Fantasy Fun Day, Saturday, October 30, 11am – 3pm (open admission). At this family friendly, non-scary event, princesses, knights and favorite story book characters will come to life and enchant visitors through skits and interactive singing. As you travel along an enchanted journey you will experience unique Halloween entertainment, indoor trick-or-treating, face painting, seasonal arts & craft activities, and games.

Halloween Fantasy Fun is a great way for families to kick-off their Halloween weekend! Wear your costumes! Admission is $7/child with $20/family maximum. To learn more about the event visit: www.hhsdramaensemble.com or contact Barb Timko at hopkintondrama@gmail.com please put “Halloween” in the subject line.

All proceeds from the event will support the HHS Drama Ensemble’s trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. HHS drama is proud to have been selected to perform at the prestigious arts festival, as part of the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF) in August 2011. For more information about the trip, or to make a donation contact Valerie von Rosenvinge at vvonrosenvinge@hopkinton.k12.ma.us

Rick and Dick Hoyte to join Runners Sunday in Southborough Race

On Sunday October 10, the Southborough Rotary will host the 34th Annual Heritage Day Road Race. This year we are pleased to announce that Team Hoyte – Dick Hoyte and his son Rick, will join other runners and walkers from Southborough and the surrounding area in our quest to Run from Hunger, and Walk toward Hope, and fill the Southborough Food Pantry.

In the spring of 1977, Rick told his father that he wanted to participate in a 5-mile benefit run for a Lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. Far from being a long-distance runner, Dick agreed to push Rick in his wheelchair and they finished all 5 miles, coming in next to last. That night, Rick told his father, "Dad, when I'm running, it feels like I'm not handicapped."

This realization was just the beginning of what would become over 1,000 races completed, including marathons, duathlons and triathlons (6 of them being Ironman competitions).

Please join us Sunday morning at 10am. Registration begins at 8AM. The cost is $25 per person. This includes a tee shirt and gift bag for the first 100 people to register. There will also be a raffle - $1.00 per ticket, 11 for $10, for 15 gift baskets that include:

1.     $100 Roche Brothers Gift Card

2.     $50 Panzano Gift Card

3.     Three Personal Training Sessions and One Nutritional Fitness Consult at Fitness Together

4.     0ne Hour Private Pilates Session ($80 value)

5.     $50 Gift Certificate from Shrubs and Trees

6.     $50 Gift Certificate good for a Theatrical Party from Skyrise Children’s Theater

7.     And 8. Golf Basket: $25 Certificate for a bucket of Balls from Southborough Golf, $20 Gift Certificate from Dick’s Sporting Goods and a round of Mini Golf for 4 from Trombetta Mini Golf

9.     $20 Gift Certificate from Dick’ Sporting Goods

10.Gift Basket from the Worcester Sharks

11.   And 12. Framed prints from Classic Calligraphy ($39 value each)

13.   $120 Gift Card from A Beautiful You Spa

14.   $20 Gift Card from RaceID.com

15.   $20 Gift Card from RaceID.com

16.   Tee Shirts from Hot Topics and 2 movie passes

17.   And 18 $20 Gift Certificate from PR running

Raffle tickets will be sold on race day and at the Transfer Station on Saturday October 9 from 10:30-noon. Preregistrations will be available at the transfer station as well.

For more information on the Hoytes go to www.teamhoyt.com

Chris Wraight's photos of the team during the 2010 Marathon



October 8, 2010 - Everyone passes by the peninsula jutting out into the reservoir between White Bagley Road and Route 85. It's a perfect spot to hike to or fish from.

The Invasive Alien Plant Crisis 

In Southborough 

A lecture and walk by Peter Alden 

Sunday, October 17, 2010 

Lecture at 1:00 PM at the  

Southborough Fire Department 

After the lecture Mr. Alden will lead an informal walk through the center of Southborough, pointing out alien invasives and any other ornithological or botanical novelty he may see.  Bring your walking shoes and binoculars! 

 This lecture is co-sponsored by the Southborough Gardeners and the Southborough Open Land Foundation 

Peter Alden

Area Residents to Receive Conservation Awards at

SVT’s 57thAnnual Meeting on October 24th

Sudbury Valley Trustees will recognize several local conservation leaders for significant contributions to the preservation and protection of open space at its 57th Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 24th. This year’s meeting will take place at the new Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex's visitor’s center in Sudbury. The meeting is open to the public, so please come and learn more about the important work of SVT and take time to explore the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge’s wonderful new facility.

Awards to be presented include The Lewis Conservation Award to Michael Penko of Upton; The Distinguished Public Service Award to Irene Del Bono of Natick, Conservation Restriction Coordinator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; The Morgan Volunteer Award to Karin Paquin of Marlborough; and the SVT Steward of the Land Award to Betty Wright of Marlborough. A Life Membership will be awarded to Marion and Bill Harman of Westford.

The meeting’s featured speaker is Peter Alden, world-renowned naturalist, lecturer, eco-tourism guide, and author of 15 books on North American and African wildlife, including the National Audubon Society's Regional Field Guide Series. Peter will speak on "The Walden-Amazon Connection: A Year in the Life of Our Scarlet Tanagers." He will also be presented with a Conservation Lifetime Achievement Award.

"These community leaders truly exemplify the spirit of the Sudbury Valley Trustee awards," said Ron McAdow, Executive Director of Sudbury Valley Trustees. "They have each dedicated many hours of hard work in support of land conservation in our region, and we welcome this opportunity to recognize their contributions."

The Lewis Conservation Award is awarded to an individual who "toils in our local environmental vineyards and encourages others to do the same." The Distinguished Public Service Award recognizes a public official who demonstrates environmental leadership. The Morgan Volunteer Award recognizes dedicated members who have given freely and unselfishly of their time, talents and resources. The Steward of the Land Award is presented to a member who is a model land steward. SVT Life Membership is awarded to community leaders who have shown exceptional service and generosity.

SVT invites the public to join us for refreshments and socializing at 1:00pm. The day’s program will begin at 2:00pm. There will be an opportunity for a guided walk around the property after the meeting’s conclusion.

Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust conserving land and wildlife habitat in the 36-towns of the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin. www.svtweb.org

The Friends of Whitehall will have their fall clean up on Oct  16th, 9am , at the Whitehall State Park boat ramp parking lot.

Water, trash bags, gloves, maps, bug spray will be provided. Canoes and kayaks welcome . The area's to be cleaned will be

A dumpster will be provided by Harvey's of Westboro.

This is a wonderful family event and it helps keep the Lake Whitehall shoreline and the Whitehall Conservation Area clean.

Gail V. (Baker) Rowe, 65, of Southborough died At UMass Memorial Healthcare-55 Lake Ave. North in Worcester after a courageous battle with cancer. She leaves her husband of 37 years J. Peter Rowe. A son, James P. Jamie Rowe and his wife Amy of Marlborough and a daughter Joanna P. Rowe and her spouse Lauren of Marlborough; a brother Edward D. Toby Baker of Wells, Me and three grandchildren, Shamus Rowe, Libby Rowe and Jacoby Rowe, all of Marlborough. She also leaves two nephews Charles Baker and Scott Baker and was the sister of the late Charles Baker. She was born in Framing ham, daughter of the late C. Edward and Mary (Alderson) Baker and was a lifelong resident of Southborough. She was a graduate of Algonquin Regional High School. After raising her family, she took her skill as an award winning Quilt maker to the next level. She returned to work at the Fabric Store in Framingham and for eight years was the Director of Education until her retirement in 2006. During this time, she became a teacher first at the local quilt guilds and then expanded to the area regional high schools where she taught quilting at the night classes. She also gave quilt classes at the Fabric Store and at Ralph Jordon in Acton and later on gave classes in Paris, France and Honolulu, Hawaii. Previously, she had worked for many years as the bookkeeper for Mc Carthy Pools of Southborough. She and Cindy Walter co-authored a quilting book on Applique Quilting. She and Jane Cole ran Quilters Getaway Weekend for over twenty years. She also a member of the Shady Ladies of Waynesville, N.C. Gail was a member of St. Marks Episcopal Church in Southborough and also was a member and Past President of the Marlborough Hospital Aux. She also served as the Warden of Ward 1 during elections. Funeral services will be held at 10a.m. on Monday, October 11, 2010 in St. Marks Episcopal Church, 27 Main Street, Southborough. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery, Southborough. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, October 10, 2010 from 2 to 5 p.m. in the John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main Street, Marlborough, Ma. Friends who wish may make donations in her memory to; UMMF/Pink Revolution, c/o Nanette Duquette, UMass Development Office, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, Ma 01545 or to New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck Street, Lowell, Ma 01852.

Firefighter Jim Peltier and Firefighter Dayna will be live on the FOX 25 Boston Morning Show

On October 13th, Firefighter Jim Peltier, Firefighter Dayna and Tango the Fire Safety Dog, will be live on the FOX 25 Boston Morning Show to promote the new children's book, Sparkles Goes to Boston. The broadcast will be streamed live at myFOXboston.com at 9:35 EST. Join us to learn all about our big adventure to help keep children safe with our latest fire safety book. Sparkles Goes to Boston is based on the Southborough Fire Department and the most up-to-date children's fire safety book on the market.

To learn more about
Sparkles Goes to Boston, please visit the Sparkles Goes to Boston website.

Sports and Recreation

Fall fun in Massachusetts

Savor the crisp autumn weather while participating in the many fall activities in Massachusetts. Come out and enjoy one of New England's favorite seasons. There is much to see and plenty to do this fall!

·        Enjoy our fall foliage!  Find a fall foliage driving route to get to where you want to go.   

·        Discover some of our exciting fall events.  

·        More events from MassVacation.    

·        Experience the beautiful outdoor scenery while walking, hiking or running through one of the State Parks.

·        Find 50 fun things to do for under $50 

·        Pick your own pumpkins or apples and create a mouthwatering dessert. Find a pick-your-own farm at massgrown

·        Take a day trip to one of the many art museums or theaters.

·        Enjoy a bike ride or have a picnic while the weather is still warm.

ARHS Sports

Friday 10/8

3:30PM B V Cross Country @ North Middlesex H S

3:30PM G V Cross Country @ North Middlesex H S

3:30PM B V Golf @ Wachusett Regional H.S.

3:30PM G V Field Hockey @ Milford High School

3:30PM G FR Field Hockey vs. Hopkinton High School

4:00PM B FR Soccer @ Nipmuc Regional HS

4:00PM G FR Soccer @ Nipmuc Regional HS

4:00PM G JV Volleyball vs. Wachusett Regional H.S.

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

4:45PM G JV Field Hockey @ Milford High School

5:15PM G V Volleyball vs. Wachusett Regional H.S.

7:00PM B V Football vs. Leominster High School (Homecoming)

Sat 10/9 - Sun 10/10

Sat 10/9 6:00PM G V Soccer @ Acton-Boxborough Regional HS

Sat 10/9 8:00PM B V Soccer @ Acton-Boxborough Regional HS

Monday 10/11

10:00AM B JV Football @ Leominster High School

10:00AM B FR Football vs. Leominster High School

Tuesday 10/12

3:30PM B V Cross Country @ Wachusett Regional H.S.

3:30PM G V Cross Country @ Wachusett Regional H.S.

3:30PM G V Field Hockey vs. Nashoba Regional H.S.

4:45PM G JV Field Hockey vs. Nashoba Regional H.S.

4:00PM B V Golf @ Fitchburg H.S.

4:00PM B JV Soccer @ North Middlesex H S

4:00PM G JV Soccer @ North Middlesex H S

4:00PM B FR Soccer vs. North Middlesex H S

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

5:00PM G V Soccer vs. North Middlesex H S

7:00PM B V Soccer vs. North Middlesex H S

Wednesday 10/13

4:00PM G FR Field Hockey @ Westboro High School

4:00PM G FR Volleyball @ North Middlesex H S

5:00PM G JV Volleyball @ North Middlesex H S

6:00PM G V Volleyball @ North Middlesex H S

AVRHS Sports

Friday 10/8

3:30PM B V Cross Country @ North Middlesex H S

3:30PM G V Cross Country @ North Middlesex H S

3:30PM B V Golf @ Wachusett Regional H.S.

3:30PM G V Field Hockey @ Milford High School

3:30PM G FR Field Hockey vs. Hopkinton High School

4:00PM B FR Soccer @ Nipmuc Regional HS

4:00PM G FR Soccer @ Nipmuc Regional HS

4:00PM G JV Volleyball vs. Wachusett Regional H.S.

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

4:45PM G JV Field Hockey @ Milford High School

5:15PM G V Volleyball vs. Wachusett Regional H.S.

7:00PM B V Football vs. Leominster High School (Homecoming)

Sat 10/9 - Sun 10/10

Sat 10/9 6:00PM G V Soccer @ Acton-Boxborough Regional HS

Sat 10/9 8:00PM B V Soccer @ Acton-Boxborough Regional HS

Monday 10/11

10:00AM B JV Football @ Leominster High School

10:00AM B FR Football vs. Leominster High School

Tuesday 10/12

3:30PM B V Cross Country @ Wachusett Regional H.S.

3:30PM G V Cross Country @ Wachusett Regional H.S.

3:30PM G V Field Hockey vs. Nashoba Regional H.S.

4:45PM G JV Field Hockey vs. Nashoba Regional H.S.

4:00PM B V Golf @ Fitchburg H.S.

4:00PM B JV Soccer @ North Middlesex H S

4:00PM G JV Soccer @ North Middlesex H S

4:00PM B FR Soccer vs. North Middlesex H S

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

5:00PM G V Soccer vs. North Middlesex H S

7:00PM B V Soccer vs. North Middlesex H S

Wednesday 10/13

4:00PM G FR Field Hockey @ Westboro High School

4:00PM G FR Volleyball @ North Middlesex H S

5:00PM G JV Volleyball @ North Middlesex H S

6:00PM G V Volleyball @ North Middlesex H





Project File No. 603793


A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT - Highway Division to discuss the proposed Route 85 (River Street) over Sudbury River bridge project located in the Towns of Hopkinton and Southborough, MA.

Hopkinton Town Hall

Room 215, Selectmen’s Conference Room

Hopkinton, MA 01748

Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7:00 PM

PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Route 85 bridge project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible.


PROPOSAL: The proposed project consists of the replacement of the Route 85 (River Street) bridge over the Sudbury River, which connects Hopkinton & Southborough. The existing single span reinforced T-Beam structure will be replaced with a single span prefabricated beam structure with new abutments located behind the existing. The proposed bridge and roadway approaches will have a 36-foot curb-to-curb width. The cross section will consist of two 12-foot travel lanes and 4-8 foot shoulders with a new 6-foot sidewalk on the west side. The horizontal and vertical alignments will remain essentially the same. The superstructure design will incorporate provisions for identified future utilities. The existing traffic will be maintained by the use of staged construction methods.


Read full Notice of Public Hearing


File photo © 2005 HopNews.

May 17, 2005 — Sharon Begley writes down data as Edward Ternosky submerges to take measurements under the bridge on Route 85 which traverses the Sudbury River separating Hopkinton and Southborough. They inspected the bridge footing, exposure and undermining to report to the state and federal authorities to see if there is a need for repair.


The above is Courtesy of sister news www.hopnews.com

State Election - November 2, 2010
Polls Open - 7am - 8pm
Voter Registration Deadline - October 13, 2010
Town Clerk's Office open until 8pm

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Senior Flu Clinic (65& up) Thursday, October 14th 11-3pm at the Senior Center.

 Please bring your insurance card and wear short-sleeves. A town wide clinic will

 be announced at a later date.


Asian Longhorned Beetle – Learn all About It at the Southborough Public Library, Tuesday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 20

The Southborough Public Library will host a talk on the Asian Longhorned Beetle, a menace to central Massachusetts vegetation of late. There will be one session at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19 and the same session on Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Linda Hubley, of the United States Department of Agriculture, who is a Southborough resident and avid outdoors person, will present.  Linda became the first female Massachusetts State Park Supervisor in 1981, supervising Walden Pond State Reservation. She has taught about the environment in Southborough, served on the Southborough Recreation Facilities Committee, Conservation Commission and Roads Safety Committee, the Local Emergency Planning Committee and other organizations. In 1998, Linda co-founded the Sudbury River Watershed Organization, and was the recipient of the Elaine Beals award from the Southborough Open Land Foundation this year for her environmental dedication.
The talk is free and open to the public. Call the Library at 508.485.5031 for more information, and to sign up to learn about the Asian Longhorned Beetle in Massachusetts at the Southborough Library on either October 19 or 20.

Gail V. (Baker) Rowe, 65, of Southborough died Wednesday (Oct. 6, 2010) at UMass Memorial Healthcare, 55 Lake Ave. North, Worcester, surrounded by her family, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of the John P. Rowe Funeral Home Inc., 57 Main St., Marlborough

Southborough shopping convenience

Have little or no time to run errands and shop?  Let us help you! 
Shop here and save time and gas.  Buy locally-grown plants and flowers or choose from a large selection of useful and tasteful(not to mention "tasty" gifts).
Prefer to shop from home?  Check out our fresh fall floral arrangements online at www.Gulbankianflorist.com. 
We deliver! 
Pancake Mix
 pancake mix
 Stonewall Red Pepper Jelly
Red Pepper Jelly 
Gift Baskets
snack basket 
Hardy Mums
Hardy Mums
Fall Floral Vase 
Pumpkins for
Heritage Day!
Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
40 Mt. Vickery Rd. Southborough, MA 01772
Tel:  508-485-8979
Yard Sale
Saturday October 9th
9 A.M. - 1P.M.
23 Parkerville Rd, Southborough
Furniture, TV's, coal stove, home decor, kitchen items, girls clothes and more!

Space Weather News for Oct. 8, 2010

DRACONID METEORS: Every year around Oct. 8th, Earth passes through a minefield of dusty debris from Comet Giacobini-Zinner, source of the annual Draconid meteor shower. This year, forecasters expect Earth to narrowly miss several of the debris streams, resulting in no appreciable display for 2010. Next year, however, could be different. On Oct. 8, 2011, Earth will have a nearly head-on collision with a tendril of dust, setting off a strong outburst of as many as 750 meteors per hour.  One year from now, sky watchers could see the strongest meteor shower since the Leonid storms a decade ago. Mark your calendar and, meanwhile, follow the links at http://spaceweather.com for more information.

COMET HARTLEY 2 UPDATE:  Comet 103P/Hartley 2 continues to approach Earth for an 11-million-mile close encounter on Oct. 20th.  It is not yet visible to the unaided eye, but amateur astronomers are finding it easily using backyard telescopes.  The comet's vivid green atmosphere now subtends an angle equal to some of the biggest craters and seas on the Moon.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for sky maps and latest images.

THE COMET HUNTER:  Looking for the right optics to observe Comet Hartley 2?  We recommend the David H. Levy Comet Hunter: http://explorescientific.com/davidlevycomethunter/index.html

Sports and Recreation

To Benefit

ARHS Ski Team

Saturday November 6, 2010


St. Anne’s Church

20 Boston Road

Southborough, MA

$$$$$$---Great Prices---$$$$$$

Cash or Check please

Great bargains on Ski and Snowboard Equipment and Clothing…come on over and help support the

 Tomahawk Ski Team!!!!

Strands         Whites

Pride and Joy

October 6, 2010 - Many people have seen this car around town, especially at Troop 1 Boy Scout events.  The 1949 Chevy Fleetline Deluxe is owned by Chris Willis.  All Weather Auto of Southborough did the paint job.

New Dental Office Coming to Town

October 6, 2010 - A new state of the art facility with Ipad and well established doctors will be moving later this year into their new building conveniently located on Route 9 in Southborough, close to Route 495 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.  This will be New England Dental Group's second office with the first located at 661 Boston Post Road in Marlborough.  This is great news for their Southborough clients as it will offer convenience and great hours.  New England Dental Group is known for their great office/support system which brings a modern touch to family and cosmetic dentistry.  Margarita Panajoti, D.M.D and other staff live in Southborough and join in at community events, so it was a natural choice to open their satellite office in town and continue to provide patients with the best of care.  Everyone will have a chance to check out what New England Dental Group offers by visiting their table at Monday's Heritage Day events.


Stop & Shop is donating more than $300,000 per month to schools who participate in the A+ Bonus Bucks program.  This program provides an easy way for parents and other family members and friends to support Southborough schools.  The amount that is spent by A+ Bonus Bucks participants at Stop & Shop supermarkets between October 8, 2010 and March 24, 2011 will be used to determine the portion of the bonus bucks money that will be awarded to the school.


To participate, simply visit the stopandshop.com web site and click on the A+ Rewards program link: http://www.stopandshop.com/our_stores/bonus_bucks/index.htm?opco=SNS  You may choose up to three schools to support.  Finn, Woodward and Trottier participated in the program last year and together raised over $1,000 for school programs.  All three schools are participating again this year.  Neary has applied to participate in the program this year, and it should be available to select upon registration shortly.

The more people who participate, the more money we can raise for Southborough school programs!  Encourage family, friends and neighbors to sign up for the program, too!  If you would like to help, but don’t want to bother with signing up on the web site, you can email me (mbrownlee@yahoo.com ) your Stop & Shop card number (all 13 digits, please) and the schools you wish to support, and I can do the sign up for you.  Thank you in advance for your support!

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Michelle Brownlee

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Sports and Recreation
Play It Forward

October 6, 2010 - Youngsters in the Southborough Youth Soccer play at Lundblad Field Saturday.

athletes,lacrosse,lacrosse sticks,men,persons,sports,sports equipmentNorthborough-Southborough Boys Youth Lacrosse registration will take place in November for the upcoming Spring 2011 season. This is open to boys in both towns in grades 2 through 8.

Founded in 1999, this will be our 12th season. We play in the Mass Bay Youth Lacrosse League, which is the largest lacrosse organization in the world.

Registration will be open for the first week (November 3 – 10) only for returning players, and then it will open on November 10th an hour after the information meeting for all players. Registration will close November 24th. We strive to take all boys who wish to play, however we have physical limits due to team size, availability of qualified coaches (head coaches need to know lacrosse, assistant coaches we will train), and availability of field space the towns make available to us. We have ended up with a waiting list each year of boys who tried to register after the registration closed.

We will be having an information Night on November 10th from 7-8PM at the Northborough Library. New and returning Parents and players are invited to come. There will be a brief presentation and then questions are welcome. Details about our program, the sport of lacrosse, equipment, and the league we play in and its’ philosophy are some of the topics we will cover. Additional information is available on our website, www.nsyla.org.

Eagle Project

October 4, 2010 - Kenny Zarrilli of Southborough Boy Scout Troop 92 is finishing up his Eagle Scout project with the assistance of scout members.  The project he chose was to continue with landscaping the Community House.  The Community House is in it's last year of a ten year project that has enhanced the interior and exterior of the facility.

Governor Patrick is ordering the American and Commonwealth Flags lower to half staff position tomorrow from sunrise to sunset in honor of Pfc. Clinton E. Springer II who died in Afghanistan.

Please be advised that Governor Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 in honor of Pfc. Clinton E. Springer II, of Mashpee, Massachusetts and Sanford, Maine who died in Afghanistan on September 24.

This gubernatorial order applies to:

1.  The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g., town and city halls

2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

3.  All state military installations

If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us.

Rotary Road Race/Walk a Thon Raffle

The Southborough Rotary is hosting the 34th Annual Heritage Weekend Road Race. Pre Registration is $20; day of registration is $25.  For a registration form and route map go to www.Southboroughnews.com  , mysouthborugh.com or coolrunning.com.

 WIN fabulous prizes at our raffle. Tickets are $1 each, 11 for $10. Prizes include gift certificates from Every Body Balance, Evolve Fitness, A Beautiful You, Panzanos, Trees and Shrubs, Hot Topics, Roche Brothers, Dicks Sporting Goods, PR Running, RaceID.com, Classic Calligraphy, Southborough Golf, Trombetta Mini Golf, movie tickets, Skyrise Children’s Theater and The Worcester Sharks.

Get your tickets Saturday Morning at the transfer Station between 10:30 and noon. You do not need to be present to win, although what a great way to start a fall morning – walking or running with your friends to help fill the Southborough Food Pantry.

All proceeds from the event and the raffle will be going to fill the Southborough Food Pantry. Let’s help our neighbors put healthy meals on their tables.

The race and walk will go on rain or shine!


Everything a pet would want - Brand new state of the art medical facility, awesome home away from home kennels for the clients, nutrition support and counseling and much more for the health of your pet. Click photo above for website.

Sports and Recreation
St. Mark's

October 4, 2010 - A nice photo by Chris Wraight of the St. Mark's football game this weekend.

Photo Time

October 3, 2010 - The Southborough Firefighters Association held a different kind of fundraiser this year.  They had Lane Photography come out to shoot family photos to help raise funds.  The association uses the money to help fund the Children's Halloween Party, scholarships and many other community events.

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Story Time
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Southborough Library  website:  Click here

A message from Prudence Webster, Treasurer of the Friends of the Library:

We are getting ready for the annual Heritage Day Friends’ Book and Cookie Sale on Monday, October 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

In preparation for this sale on Monday, October 11, we will be sorting and separating book donations on the mornings of Wednesday, September 22 and September 29. Come and help us and get a sneak preview of this year’s stock!

Please drop off your cookie donations on Saturday, October 9, to the Library staff, or bring them on Monday at Heritage Day!  Thank you.  - Library Friends.


Senior Center Activities

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8:30 AM Health Clinic 8:30 am Walking Group 8:30 am Health clinic 9:30 AM Mah Jongg
9:30 AM Painting class
9:30 am Tai Chi
8:30 AM Wii Fitness
10:00 AM Bocce
9:30 am Pool 10:00 AM Bocce
9:30 AM cribbage 11:00 AM Senior Singers 10:00 AM Canasta
12 Ping Pong
10 AM Creative Writers
12:00 PM pitch  
12:00 PM Blue Plate Special 12:00 Pitch   1:00 PM Bridge  
2:00 PM Fitness 5:45 Boston Opera House    
2 PM Fitmess

Click here for the 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.

Southborough meetings

October 4 to October 8, 2010





Board of Selectmen - Agenda 10/4 5:00 PM Upper Hearing Room, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road

Historical Commission - Agenda


6:00 PM

Historical Museum, 25 Common Street

Metropolitan Area Planning Council - Agenda 10/4 10 AM Sixth Floor Conf. Room 1, 60 Temple, Boston
Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee, Northborough School Committee, Southborough School Committee, Supervisory Union #3 School Committee - Agenda 10/4 5:00 PM Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Committee - Agenda 10/5 7:00 PM School Committee Conference Room, Assabet Valley Regional High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough
Board of Selectmen - Agenda 10/5 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Stewardship Committee - Agenda 10/5 7:00 PM Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Youth Commission - Agenda 10/5 7:15 PM Fayville Village Hall, Central Street
Zoning Advisory Committee - Agenda 10/6/ 7:00 PM Upper Hall, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Mass Region 4A Public Health Coalition - Agenda 10/6 12:00 PM Weston Town Hall, 11 Town House Road, Weston
Council on Aging - Agenda 10/6 7:00 PM Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Board of Health - Agenda 10/6 1:00 pm Board of Health Meeting Room, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Recreation Commission - Agenda 10/7 10:00 am Conference Room 4, 10 Park Plaza, Boston
Transportation Planning and Programming Committee - Agenda 10/7 10:00 am Conference Room 4, 10 Park Plaza, Boston
Sports and Recreation
St. Marks Field Hockey

October 3, 2010 - St. Marks takes a swing away from Lawrence Academy.

St. Marks Football

October 3, 2010 -  St. Marks played host to Lawrence Academy but unfortunately lost 37 to 0.

ARHS Sports

Sunday 10/3

Monday 10/4

3:30PM B JV Football @ Gardner High School

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

3:30PM B FR Soccer vs. St. Johns H.S.

3:30PM G V Field Hockey @ Fitchburg H.S.

3:45PM G JV Volleyball vs. Shrewsbury High School

3:45PM G FR Volleyball vs. Shrewsbury High School

4:00PM G FR Field Hockey @ Westboro High School

4:45PM G JV Field Hockey @ Fitchburg H.S.

5:00PM G V Volleyball vs. Shrewsbury High School

Tuesday 10/5

3:30PM B V Cross Country vs. Shrewsbury High School

3:30PM G V Cross Country vs. Shrewsbury High School

3:30PM B V Golf vs. Shrewsbury High School

4:00PM B V Soccer vs. Fitchburg H.S.

4:00PM G V Soccer @ Sutton High School

4:00PM B JV Soccer vs. Fitchburg H.S.

4:00PM G JV Soccer @ Sutton High School

4:00PM B FR Soccer @ Groton Dunstable Regional

4:00PM G FR Soccer @ Groton Dunstable Regional

Wednesday 10/6

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

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

4:45PM G JV Field Hockey vs. Shrewsbury High School

5:00PM G JV Volleyball @ Westboro High School

5:00PM G FR Volleyball @ Westboro High School

6:15PM G V Volleyball @ Westboro High School

Thursday 10/7

3:30PM B V Golf vs. Leominster High School

4:00PM B JV Soccer vs. Wachusett Regional H.S.

4:00PM G JV Soccer vs. Wachusett Regional H.S.

5:00PM G V Soccer @ Wachusett Regional H.S.

7:00PM B V Soccer @ Wachusett Regional H.S


Sunday 10/3

Monday 10/4

3:00PM B V Golf vs. Keefe Technical High Scho

3:30PM B JV Football @ BlackstoneValleyRegTechHS

3:30PM B JV Golf @ BlackstoneValleyRegTechHS

3:30PM B V Soccer @ Bay Path RegTechHS

3:30PM G V Soccer vs. Parker School

3:30PM G JV Soccer vs. Parker School

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

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

Tuesday 10/5

3:00PM B V Golf vs. Nashoba Valley TechHS

3:30PM B V Cross Country @ Bay Path RegTechHS

4:00PM G JV Volleyball @ Montachustt RegVocHS

5:15PM G V Volleyball @ Montachustt RegVocHS

Wednesday 10/6

9:00AM B V Golf @ Voc Tournament

3:00PM B JV Golf vs. BlackstoneValleyRegTechHS

3:30PM G V Soccer vs. Worcester North

3:30PM G JV Soccer @ Bay Path RegTechHS

4:00PM B V Soccer @ Nashoba Valley TechHS

6:00PM G V Field Hockey @ Montachustt RegVocHS

Thursday 10/7

3:00PM B V Golf vs. Shawsheen Valley Tech HS

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

3:30PM G V Field Hockey vs. Worcester North

4:30PM G V Volleyball @ South Lancaster Academy