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October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

Wind Driven

October 16, 2010 - One part of a tree came down on another at the cemetery creating quite the mess but missing most of the stones.

Adding to the Packages

October 16, 2010 - There were lots of volunteers around at the troop package drive held today and will be again tomorrow.  Here the girls laminate fall leaves to send over in the packages to remind the soldiers of home.

Kalidiscope

October 16, 2010 - Corners of colors.

Sports and Recreation
Freshmen Soccer

October 16, 2010 - ARHS freshmen soccer.

Sparkles Goes to Boston Booksigning

October 15, 2010 - Tango and Siren will be at the Southborough Fire Station today from  10 AM - 2 PM signing books.  Click here for their Fox 25 interview.

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

Water, trashbags, 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.

There will be a Holiday Care Package Drive to Support Our Troops outside at the Senior Center on Saturday (9-4) and Sunday (9-3), October 16th and 17th. Conditions in Afghanistan are really tough and they need lots of support to improve living conditions and boost morale.

Please read the attached flier carefully. Lots of changes! Based on feedback from our troops we continue to make changes to the list in order to ship safely and cost effectively, so we can give them what they need. Think of the soldiers as family members when you are choosing your items and packing for them.

FOR THEIR CONVENIENCE PLEASE----------NO OPENED OR USED ITEMS, BULK-SIZE ITEMS, SOAP BARS, CHOCOLATE, AEROSOLS, CANNED GOODS, VHS TAPES

Through your generosity and support we have shipped over 110,000 lbs. and 5,000 boxes over the past 11 Care Package Drives, since Lisa Braccio started this in 2005. This is an opportunity for us to thank our courageous warriors for their service and sacrifice.

No donation is too little, too large or too late! Here are some ways you can help…

1.. Make a donation. Postage (about $6,000) and purchased items are a huge expense for us. You may send me a check made out to CARE PACKAGES FOR TROOPS. 100% of your donation goes to the troops. We’ve received checks from as far away as Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, and Arizona!

2. Purchase items on the attached shopping list and bring them to the Senior Center on 10/16and 10/17. INDIVIDUAL not bulk size please.

3. Bring a bunch of cards with a note of thanks and encouragement. They love cards! Some soldiers get nothing at all – no mail, no care packages.

4. Give an hour or two of your time that weekend to help pack care packages. Wonderful community service project for students.

5. Organize your friends, employees, church, clubs, Scouts, students, and collect donations and items and make cards.

6. Send this e-mail and flier to everyone you know to share the opportunity to help. If you can help us to get the word out that would be terrific!

The troops tell us that we can never truly know how deeply touched they are by your generosity.

We would be so grateful for anything anyone wants to do and will make it as easy for you to help as we can. At your convenience you can drop off items at my front door. Or if you aren’t around that weekend, we would be happy to pick up your items.

Proud Army Moms of 1LT Courtney Wilson 864th EN BN!
Deb and Lisa
Debbie Depp Wilson
88 Sears Road
Southborough, MA 01772
508.481.6326
http://www.fenemoregroup.com

Wind advisory in effect from 10 am this morning to 6 pm edt this evening,
The NWS in taunton has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect from 10 am this morning to 6 pm edt this evening.
West to northwest winds will gust to around 45 mph from mid morning into this afternoon. These winds will diminish this evening.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds this strong are capable of downing small tree limbs and branches, possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
 

SOUTHBOROUGH’S JOHN WILSON HONORED

WITH GOOD SCOUT AWARD

Southborough, MA. Former Southborough Town Moderator and American Legion Post Commander Lieutenant Colonel John H. Wilson was chosen by the Boy Scouts of America’s Knox Trail Council, the Southborough’s Scouting leadership and the Southborough business community as Southborough’s 1st recipient of the Good Scout Award for 2010. He will be honored at an awards banquet in November which will culminate the yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouting in America. The 2010 town nominees were – Jane Smith, Peter Phaneuf, Marty Healy, Bea Ginga, David Falconi, Billy DePietri, Roger Challen and, of course,  John Wilson.

Dennis Flynn, Southborough’s Scouting Charter Rep and Co-Chair of the Nominating Committee and the event said: “John Wilson was chosen from a highly select group of Southborough nominees as an example of outstanding commitment to community, country, family and friends, and as an individual who carried the “Spirit of Scouting” into his adult life.  The Good Scout honoree is an outstanding community leader who captures the respect, admiration, and imagination of the youth in the community.”

A lifelong resident of Southborough and former Cub & Boy Scout, John Wilson graduated as President of his Senior Class from Algonquin Regional High School, joined the US Army to serve his country, and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 1967.  After “jump school”, John was assigned to the 101 Airborne Division and sent to Viet Nam in 1968, just after the Tet offensive, to serve as a platoon supply officer until 1969 during the bloodiest fighting of the war.  He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal for his service in Viet Nam. John continued to serve his county by joining the National Guard and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and appointed Assistant Inspector General in 1988.  He retired from the National Guard in 1992.

Eagle Scout Father Tom Garlick, new Pastor of St. Anne Church (sponsor organization of BSA Troop 92), and member of the nomination committee:  “The Selection Committee was presented with a number of excellent candidates, but John was, by far, our #1 choice.”

Having served for 24 years as the Town Moderator until his retirement in 2008, John is well known throughout the Southborough community.   He still continues his long tradition of serving the Southborough community as Master of Ceremonies for the Memorial Day annual commemoration and parade.

Town Volunteer and American Cancer Society Fund Raiser Jane Smith, Library Trustee, Arts Council Director, Southborough Village Society Director, mother of two Eagle Scouts, and a 2010 Nominee said – “Wow, that’s great!  John Wilson is the perfect recipient for this Award.  He is a wonderful man who has given so much to Southborough and to our country and he sets a great example for our youth every Memorial Day”.

John currently serves as Southborough Veteran’s Services Officer and as the Treasurer of the Historical Society. Enjoying his recently retirement from Brown University as Business Support Director, John resides in the Maguire homestead near The Fay School with his wonderful wife of 35 years – Southborough native Sheila Maguire.

Southborough’s “mayor”, Community House advocate, and 2010 Nominee Bea Ginga said that:  “The Committee could not have made a better choice for this Good Scout Award.  He is an integral part of the fabric of our wonderful community and to honor him as the Southborough’s first recipient of this Award is the right thing to do.”

John will be honored at an awards dinner on November 10th, 2010 at the Marriott in Marlborough.  A limited number of seats will be available and reservations can be made on a first come basis.  Please go on-line to the Knox Trail Council website at www.KTC-BSA.org to reserve your seat to honor John and help support the Boy Scouts of the Knox Trail Council during this special Centennial Year.

Assabet Valley Mastersingers will introduce this concert season with A Baroque Festival at 8 PM on Saturday, November 13th in Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main Street at Summer Street, Shrewsbury.  Artistic Director Robert Eaton will lead the chorus and orchestra in a program featuring the magnificent Te Deum in D by Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Johann Sebastian Bach’s beloved Magnificat BWV 243.  Vocal soloists will be soprano Jean Danton, mezzo Pamela Dellal, tenor Charles Blandy, and baritone Thomas Jones.

           This location is accessible to the physically challenged.  Assistive listening systems, courtesy of Crossroads Community Foundation, are available at all concerts for use by hearing impaired audience members. Large print programs will be offered to those desiring enhanced readability.

            Concert tickets may be purchased at Robinson Music Company, Westborough; Shattuck’s Pharmacy, Northborough; Coldwell Banker, Shrewsbury; The English Garden Florist, Southborough; Arts Alliance, Hudson; and Joy-Den Jewelers and Main Street Café in Marlborough.  Advance sale tickets are discounted $1 (one) from the regular price of $20 (twenty) and $18 (eighteen) for students and senior citizens.

            For further information please call (978) 562-9838 or reference www.avmsingers.org. Partial funding for the Assabet Valley Mastersingers, a non-profit organization, has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through local Arts Councils.

A BAROQUE FESTIVAL

ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS

With Orchestra

Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director

Te Deum – Marc Antoine Charpentier

&

Magnificat in D – Johann Sebastian Bach

Jean Danton, Soprano

Pamela Dellal, Mezzo

Charles Blandy, Tenor

Thomas Jones, Baritone

Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 8 PM

St. Mary’s Church, 640 Main St. at Summer St., Shrewsbury

Accessible to the physically challenged

Assistive Listening Systems

Large Print Programs

Tickets: $20; $18 Students/Seniors

Advanced sale discount $1

Information: (978)-562-9838 or www.avmsingers.org

Sports and Recreation
Field Hockey Play

October 15, 2010 - ARHS Varsity Field Hockey took on Wachusett Thursday for a 2-2 tie.

ARHS Varsity Soccer

October 15, 2010 - Girls Varsity soccer vs. Shrewsbury Thursday, 1-0 win.

October 15, 2010 - Thursday ARHS Boys soccer took on Shrewsbury and won 3 - 0.

Another Southborough Visitor

October 14, 2010 - A Fisher Cat ran across route 30 toward Sears Road earlier this week and was caught on film by a Southborough News reader.

Book Donation

October 14, 2010 - Author Firefighter Dayna Hilton  presents Southborough Library Director Jane Cain and Childrens' Librarian Kim Ivers with the book Sparkles Goes to Boston.  The book includes many photos of the Southborough Fire department members and equipment but first off promotes firefighter safety for children.

Movie Review

Secretariat - Based on the true story of the big red chestnut race horse.  The movie picked up and followed the life of one of the greatest race horses in history.  The first horse to achieve the triple crown since 1948, Secretariat beat Sham in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes while enroute to blistering record times and a record win at the Belmont that has yet to be beat.  Although not as accurate as a documentary the movie portrays what Secretariat was about, "a true athlete".  I remember watching the races live on television and the excitement as he came from behind to win his races and the phenomenal races - The Kentucky Derby (first horse to win under two minutes); the last to first win at the Preakness by two and half lengths and at the Belmont the amazing ability of this horse to not only set a track record at a blazing two minutes and twenty-four seconds and by a win of 31 lengths. The movie is a feel good movie that anyone in the family would enjoy.

(this is a new feature of the Southborough News.  If you have gone to a recent movie and would like to give a review please send write up a review and submit it to editor@southboroughnews.com

Issued at: 4:14 PM EDT 10/14/10, expires at: 12:15 AM EDT 10/15/10

Wind advisory in effect from 11 am Friday to 2 am edt saturday,

The NWS in taunton has issued a wind advisory, which is in effect from 11 am Friday to 2 am edt saturday.
An early season noreaster will cross parts of eastern massachusetts late tonight and Saturday morning. Strong west winds trailing the noreaster will gust between 46 and 55 mph during friday and Friday night.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds this strong are capable of downing small tree limbs and branches, possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

 

Business Updates:

Northborough Crossing is scheduled to open in 2011.  The development by Southborough developer Kevin Giblin is currently a90 per cent leased.  Currently those signed on is Wegman's, Kohls, Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Michaels, PetSmart, TJ Maxx and Golf Town.  It will be conveniently located at the crossroads of Route 20 and route 9.  It is estimated that 600 construction jobs and over 2000 retail jobs will come out of this project.  The development also includes an Avalon Bay apartment community of over 350 units.

Sports and Recreation

October 14, 2010 - Scenes from 10/12...Varsity girls vs. North Middlesex @ home.  Got back to winning w/ a 4-0 score.

Fungi in the Field

Can you distinguish a bolete from a gilled mushroom? And what technically is a mushroom anyway? Fall is fungi season in the Northeast, the best time to discover and identify what’s out in the field. Learn about the crucial and sometimes astonishing roles these fascinating life forms have in the ecosystem and some methods for identifying mushrooms and other fungi all around us.

Saturday, October 16, 2010, 1-3:30 p.m.

Location: MA Audubon Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA
Course Code: fdt1080
Instructor: Jef Taylor
Fee: $20 (Member) / $24 (Nonmember)
Limit: 15   Credit: Field--all certificates
Cosponsor: MA Audubon Drumlin Farm

New England Wildflower Society

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.

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

An update on the invasive alien plant crisis.
We will go over current attacking species of trees, shrubs, vines and wild flowers and some new horrors such as Kudzu, Mile-a-minute vine, and Japanese Stilt Grass that will soon be launching an attack from nearby towns where they have gained a foothold. Learn about what effect the 2007 ban on the import and sale of 100 plants in Mass. has accomplished. What are are options and priorities?

Peter Alden of Concord, Mass. is the author of 15 nature books and field guides including the National Audubon Field Guide to New England (available at the talk) with sales of two million copies. He has designed and led or lectured on birding tours, cruises, safaris and private jets to over 100 countries for Mass Audubon, Lindblad Travel, Harvard MNH, OAT, Elderhostal and many other orgs. Locally he is a past President of the Nuttall Ornithological Club and the Brookline Bird Club. He is a founder and current co-compiler of the Concord Christmas Bird Count, the nation's largest. With Dr Edward O Wilson he hes organized huge Biodiversity Days near Walden with 2,700 species found by hundreds of experts in flora, fauna and fungi in two days. He worked under Bob Durand in the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs for four years recently and now lectures widely on changes in nature, birds, bird feeding and invasive alien plants to garden clubs, land trusts, schools and universities. His talks and walks tend to be supercharged and entertaining while challenging many common assumptions.

NSPAC Presentation

Northborough/Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC) Announces  ”College Planning for Students with Special Needs” Presentation.

NSPAC cordially invites you to attend a presentation on Planning for Success: College and Postsecondary Options  for Students with Special Needs.   Thursday October 14, 2010, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Algonquin Regional High School Black Box Theater, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough.

In this presentation by Renee LeWinter Goldberg, Ed.D., C.E.P  you will learn about post-secondary options for students with special needs: college, transition programs, postgraduate year, understanding the student’s learning profile, self-advocacy, and grade 9-12 time line.

Renee Goldberg, Ed.D, C.E.P. has spent more than 25 years in the field of education.  She has consulted to a number of academic institutions including Harvard University, Boston College, Bates College and Wheaton College.  At Clark, she established and created support services for students with learning disabilities, one of the first of its kind at a select university. Dr. Goldberg founded Educational Options, LLC, in 1992, with a special interest in students with learning disabilities and ADHD.

This event is open to the public.  Please enter the high school through the rotunda entrance and follow the signs.  Please check their website—www.nspac.org for any changes/cancellation.

The Southborough Town Clerk's Office wants to Remind Residents and Voters:

1.      Absentee voting is currently available up until noon the day prior to the election, November 1st. 

A person may vote absentee if he/she is a registered voter and will be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day due to:

a.        Absence from the city or town during normal polling hours

b.       Physical disability preventing him/her from going to the polling place; or

c.        Religious beliefs

2.      October 13th is the deadline to: 

a.        Register to Vote

b.       Change Political Affiliation

Town Clerk’s Office open 8am – 8pm.

3.      November 2nd, State Election – Polls are open from 7am – 8pm.

Space Weather
http://spaceweather.com

AURORA WATCH: The solar wind is stirring up geomagnetic storms around the Arctic Circle. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras after local nightfall on Oct. 11-12th.  Tip: the hours around midnight usually produce the brightest displays.

ASTEROID FLYBY: Newly-discovered asteroid 2010 TD54 will fly by Earth on Tuesday, Oct. 12th, about 46,000 km above the planet's surface. At closest approach, the 7-meter space rock will shine like a 14th magnitude star as it races through the constellations Pisces and Aquarius. There is no danger of a collision.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for ephemerides and more information.

SPACE WEATHER ALERTS:  With the arrival of northern autumn, aurora season is underway. Would you like a call when geomagnetic storms erupt at your latitude?  Sign up for Space Weather Phone: http://spaceweatherphone.com

 

Sports and Recreation
A Win

October 12, 2010 - 6-2  was the final score with ARHS beating Nashoba.

Scenes from Heritage Day 2010

October 11, 2010 - Southborough's new tower rides ahead in the parade.

October 11, 2010 - Southborough Veterans march.

October 11, 2010 - State Champions Southborough Little League were the grand marshals of the parade.

October 11, 2010 - ARHS twirlers and marching band were present.

October 11, 2010 - Spectators watched and ran for the candy.

October 11, Batman and Spiderman came out along with lots of politicians.

Fries with that?

October 10, 2010 - A pumpkin burger with fries above and a trapped pumpkin within a pumpkin created by this team of girls.

Listen Up

October 10, 2010 - The Shark's Finz gives final instruction before the annual Rotary Race takes off.

RukJam Performs

October 10, 2010 - The talented boys that make up the band RukJam performed for all the participants and attendees at the annual Rotary Race earlier today.

Whooooo

October 10, 2010 - Don't forget to check out the interesting scarecrows at the Community house.  They only appear for a short time.

Southborough meetings

October 11 to October 15, 2010

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Advisory Council - Agenda 10/12 7:00 PM School Committee Conference Room, Assabet Valley Regional High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough

Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda

10/12

7:00 PM

Upper Hall Cordaville Hall

Woodward Elementary School Council - Agenda 10/13 3:30 pm Woodward School Conference Room, 28 Cordaville Road
Southborough School Committee - Agenda 10/13 630 pm Trottier Middle School Library, 49 Parkerville Road
Board of Assessors - Agenda 10/14 8:30 am Second floor conference room, Town House
Conservation Commission - Agenda 10/14 7:30 pm Second floor meeting room, Town House
Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee Naming Subcommittee - Agenda 10/14/ 6:00 pm Algonquin Regional High School Library Classroom D110i, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough

Sunday  10

Monday  11

Tuesday12

Wednesday 13

Thursday 14

Friday 15

Saturday 16

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK AND COOKIE SALE
Oct 11   9:30 AM  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

LIBRARY OPEN ON SATURDAYS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

11 Monday  12Tuesday 13 Wednesday 14 Thursday 15 Friday 16 Saturday
Closed

Columbus Day Holiday

8:30 am Walking Group 8:30 am Health clinic 9:30 AM Mah Jongg
9:30 AM Painting class
Closed
 
9:30 am Tai Chi
8:30 AM Wii Fitness
 
10:00 AM Bocce
9:30 am Pool 10:00 AM Bocce
  11:00 AM Senior Singers 10:00 AM Canasta
 
12 Ping Pong
10 AM Creative Writers
12:00 PM pitch  
  12:00 Pitch 10:45 Bus trip Sherborn Inn 1:00 PM Bridge  
    11:00 AM Book Club    
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.

Sports and Recreation

2010 FALL TROUT ALLOCATIONS AND STOCKING

View DetailsAutumn anglers will be pleased to learn that fall trout stocking is in fill swing. This fall, 67,000 rainbow trout will be allocated among the five Wildlife Management Districts across the state. The rainbow trout will average over 12 inches in length. The fish are produced at DFW hatcheries in Sandwich, Belchertown, and Montague. Water temperatures and flow levels permitting, trout stocking began no earlier than the last full week of September and will be completed by mid-October. A list of trout stocked waters can be found at: www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/recreation/fishing/trout/trout_stocked_waters.htm. Waterbodies stocked in fall are underlined. Anglers are advised to contact the District Office in their area to determine when stocking begins: Northeast (Ayer): (978) 772-2145; Southeast (Bourne): (508) 759-3406; Central (W. Boylston): (508) 835-3607; Connecticut Valley (Belchertown): (413) 323-7632; Western (Dalton):(413) 684-1646.

DRIVERS, BRAKE FOR MOOSE AND DEER THIS FALL!

Because fall is the breeding season for both moose and white-tailed deer, the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife reminds motorists to be mindful of increased deer and moose activity, especially during early morning and evening hours. September and October are the peak of the breeding season for Massachusetts' small but expanding moose population in central and western Massachusetts. The breeding season (also known as "the rut") for white-tailed deer closely follows the moose breeding season, running from late October through early December.

Because moose have no natural predators in Massachusetts and are protected by law from hunting, these large members of the deer family are unwary as they move through populated areas. During the mating season this indifference is magnified by the "tunnel-vision" created by the urge to reproduce.

Be aware and heed "Moose and Deer Crossing" signs erected by highway departments. Motorists are advised to slow down and drive defensively should a moose or deer be spotted on or by the road. Moose are less likely to move from the road than deer; braking for moose is your best policy. Police and other departments involved in moose or deer/car collisions are reminded that while drivers are allowed by law to keep white-tailed deer they have hit, only the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife or the Environmental Police can make decisions regarding the disposition of moose involved in vehicle collisions. All moose or deer/vehicle collisions should be reported to the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife District offices. The Environmental Police Radio Room is open 24/7 and can be reached at (800) 632-8075.

 
Southboro Car Care Center October 2010
October? Already?
Greetings!  
 
Yes it is October already! Where did summer go? 
October is a great month in New England, but it is also a reminder that the cold weather and winter months are imminent. 
  Is your vehicle ready for winter?  
National Fall Car Care Month
"Be Car Care Aware"
.

At Southboro Auto Tech we support National Fall Car Care Month.  Celebrate with us by getting your vehicle in shape for the cold weather approaching and protecting your mobile investment. The Car Care Council recommends taking care of simple maintenance now to avoid costly repairs down the road.

Basic Fall Car Care maintenance includes checking the oil, filters and fluids, the belts and hoses, brakes, tires and air conditioning. The council also recommends an annual tune-up and wheel alignment.

Results of vehicle inspections at community car care events across the country in April and October 2009 revealed that 80 percent of vehicles need service or parts.

Got Kids? Got Crumbs?
Got Mice?
Yes MICE! This time of year our furry little friends are getting ready for winter too, and your vehicle may be providing them with all the food and shelter they need.
 
Mice are creatures of habit and once they find out that your vehicle is full of tasty crumbs, that will become their new favorite hang out!
 
One way to deter the little creatures is to move your parking spot often. A better way is to have your car professionally detailed before the winter months.
 
A professional detail will:
  • Get rid of spilled food and crumbs
  • Deoderize vehicle
  • Sanitize all surfaces
  • Make your car look and feel brand new
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National Car Care Month
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