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October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Waiting Line

October 30, 2010 - Early birds get to the Southborough Youth and Family Halloween party last night.

Farmer Hawk

October 30, 2010 - This Hawk was sitting on Chestnut Hill Farm machinery hunting the hedges.

Up for Auction

October 30, 2010 - The Garfield Home will go up for auction November 4 but today it was open house.

Hospice Administrative Support  

              Volunteers Needed

We are seeking volunteers to help with various administrative tasks in our Southboro office. We are open Mon- Fri from 8-5 and welcome volunteers at convenient times of their own choosing. There is a brief training session on the philosophy and service of hospice care.

Administrative opportunities include:

-          filing patient visit notes

-          assembling of packets for patient

           and family information

-          data entry

-          phone calls

-          special projects

For more information, or to join our volunteer team,

please contact:

Donna Vuilleumier, Manager of Volunteer Services.

508-229-0912  or        dvuilleumier@odsyhealth.com

Primarily Potters will host their annual show and sale at the Cultural
Arts Alliance farmhouse on 98 Hayden Rowe Street (Rt. 85) in Hopkinton
on November 19, 20, and 21. Hours are Friday 9 to 5, Saturday 9 to 5,
and Sunday 12 to 3. Items featured include decorative and utilitarian
pieces, holiday ornaments, clay beaded jewelry plus many more gift ideas.

Sports and Recreation
Southborough VS Sudbury

October 30, 2010 - An action packed game this afternoon.

Annual Night Hike for Families

Date: This SATURDAY, 10/30/2010
Join us on the Appalachian Mountain Club's Worcester Chapter's annual autumn night walk through old pastures on Breakneck Hill conservation land in Southboro. Stargaze at the summit. Possible viewing of belted galloway (oreo) cows, while enjoying camaraderie with other families. Flashlight tag for kids of all ages. Easy, gentle hike; approximately 1 mile. Bring water, snack, flashlight, sturdy walking shoes, hats, gloves, and coats. Rain cancels. Registration required for this trip; register with Leader barbaradyer@hotmail.com for time and meeting spot. FREE!  All Welcome.  Community event so spread the word. 
Leader: Barbara Dyer 508-735-3281 (2:00-8:00pm)
FMI: http://www.southborobelties.org
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Space Weather News for Oct. 28, 2010

SUN TWISTER:  Earlier today, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) recorded a spectacular eruption on the sun's northeastern limb.  An unstable magnetic filament hundreds of thousands of kilometers long pirouetted and launched a fragment of itself into space.  Earth was not in the line of fire, but the SDO movie is worth seeing anyway.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for cinema. 

ASTEROID FLYBY:  Asteroid 2003 UV11 will fly past Earth on Oct. 29th and 30th at a distance of only 1.2 million miles. Experienced amateur astronomers should have little trouble photographing the 600-meter wide space rock as it glides through the constellation Pegasus on Friday night, glowing about as brightly as a 12th magnitude star. Observers in North America and Europe are favored. Check http://spaceweather.com for ephemerides and more information.

SPACE WEATHER ALERTS:  Would you like a call when geomagnetic storms erupt at your latitude?  Sign up for Space Weather Phone: http://spaceweatherphone.com

You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of Spaceweather.com.

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


Memorial Service for Howard D. Kirshenbaum, MD

Marlborough, MA – (October 28, 2010) --Marlborough Hospital will hold a memorial service for Howard D. Kirshenbaum, MD, on Sunday, November 7 at 4 pm in the hospital’s Union Street Café. Dr. Kirshenbaum, a cardiologist, and respected member of the medical staff passed away on May 26, 2010. The service will honor Dr. Kirshenbaum for the dedicated service and care he provided to patients during the 27 years he served the Marlborough Hospital community.

“Marlborough Hospital truly lost a dedicated and compassionate physician with Dr. Kirshenbaum’s passing after a courageous battle with cancer,” said John W. Polanowicz, Marlborough Hospital president and CEO. “Not only did Dr. Kirshenbaum provide great care to his patients, but he also served in numerous leadership roles at the hospital.  He is sorely missed by the medical staff, employees and patients.”

Colleagues from the Marlborough Hospital medical and nursing staff’s will share their memories of working with Dr. Kirshenbaum. There will be a brief reception following the service.

The Marlborough Hospital Board of Trustees will posthumously present Dr. Kirshenbaum with the Chiron W. Smith, MD, Outstanding Physician Award. Dr. Kirshenbaum’s wife, Elaine Kirshenbaum and children, Daniel and Jennifer will accept the award.

The Chiron W. Smith, MD, Outstanding Physician Award is a newly established award from the board of trustees. The award will be presented on an ad hoc basis to members of the medical staff who exemplifies the dedication and commitment of Dr. Chiron W. Smith who was a member of the medical staff for 54 years.

Dr. Smith, considered one of  the last “horse and buggy doctors” at Marlborough Hospital, was dean of the medical staff for many years. He joined the hospital’s medical staff in 1903 and remained on staff until his sudden death at age 86 in 1957. Dr. Smith had the reputation of never refusing to travel to care for a sick patient regardless of the weather or time of day or night.  During the influenza epidemic of 1918, Dr. Smith worked around the clock for days at a time without sleep.

“It is an honor and a privilege to present the first Chiron W. Smith, MD, Outstanding Physician Award to Dr. Kirshenbaum who also was known to see a patient late at night, early in the morning or on weekends,” said Neil Ferris, chair, Marlborough Hospital Board of Trustees. “Dr. Kirshenbaum was an invaluable member of the Board of Trustees and deeply appreciated for his contributions over many years. On a personal level, I am very grateful for his guidance, advice and wise council.”

The memorial service will be held from 4 to 6 pm in the Union Street Café at Marlborough Hospital, 157 Union Street, Marlborough. The public is welcome. Those interested in attending should contact the Marlborough Hospital Development Department at 508-486-5810 by Friday, November 5.

Norfolk Aggies Annual Haunted Hayride

October 22&23, 29&30 7:00pm-11:00pm

$10.00 Adults    

$5.00 for kids

Join us for a 35 minute hayride through the haunted fields and forests of Norfolk Aggie. It’s a hauntingly good time for all.



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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

The Woodville Rod and Gun Club on Rte 135 in Hopkinton is having an adult Halloween Party on Saturday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00. There will be food, dancing, raffles, costume prizes and more. For more information call the club @508-435-4148.
Sports and Recreation

October 28, 2010 - ARHS Girls Field Hockey took on Littleton today winning 2 - 1.


Cub Scouts Earning their Citizenship Badge with Selectman John Rooney

Tuesday evening the boys from Southborough Cub Scout Pack 921 had a discussion with Selectman John Rooney about Town Government and Citizenship. The boys had lots of questions for Mr. Rooney. They wanted to know what the Selectmen do, how do they get elected, is it a lot of work and on what does the town spend the money? This was one of the requirements for the Webelos to earn their Citizenship badge as they progress on the path towards becoming Boy Scouts.

After the discussion all three Selectmen, Bonnie Phaneuf, John Rooney and Bill Boland posed with the boys for a picture just prior to the start of the meeting. The boys then had a chance to listen to the first part of the meeting before hurrying home as it was a school night!

Pack 921 wishes to extend a big thank you to John Rooney for making the time to help our Scouts!

(Contributed photos)

Purple Pinkie Morning

Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal disease. Fortunately,  although incurable, Polio is easy to prevent. A child can be  vaccinated for just$1, protecting him against this terrible disease for life. Through one of the world’s biggest immunization programs, Polio has  been 99 per cent eradicated – so this is one last push to destroy the  disease for good.

Why is it called Purple Pinkie? When a child is vaccinated, they have  a purple stamp put on their little finger. So each Purple Pinkie  brings us closer to making Polio history.  By supporting the Purple Pinkie campaign, you can help make the pain  and life-limiting effects of Polio a thing of the past. On Friday,  October 29, the Trottier Early Act club , sponsored by the Southborough   Rotary Club will have a Purple Pinkie Morning and color the pinkie of  each student and faculty member who donates a dollar to help  eradicate polio. Please help us by reminding your student to bring a  dollar on Friday.


Come join us for our After-Hours Shopping &

Stonewall Kitchen tasting event!

Thurs. Nov. 18th, 5:00-8:30 pm


Simply beautiful:  T-shirts, cozy sweaters, scarves, 

jewelry, fragrant candles and unique gifts. 


Stonewall Kitchen Tasting:  appetizer ideas, dips, sauces, salsas, jams

and yummy cracker varieties.  (free recipe cards)


Start your holiday shopping early and don't forget yourself!

(a percentage of tonight's sales will be donated to the Southborough Food Pantry)

Stonewall Kitchen
Fine Home Keeping
Stonewall Kitchen herbes de provence 

Lalo Treasures
Lalo keychain Zebra keychain

Green sweater
Stylish t-shirts
Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
40 Mt. Vickery Rd. Southborough, MA 01772
Tel:  508-485-8979



Gift purchase of $40 dollars or more.  (Excludes plants and fresh flowers).
Coupon must be presented to receive discount.  Not to be combined with any other offer.  One coupon per visit.
Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
40 Mt. Vickery Rd.(off Rte.85) , Southborough, MA 01772
(Next to Town Center Plaza)
Offer Expires: 12/5/10
Harvard Museum of Natural History ENews
  Bizarre Animals II
  Bizarre Animals II, originally scheduled for Friday, October 29, is postponed until spring 2011 to
  allow artists more time develop their projects. We will continue to accept proposals from Harvard- 
  affiliated artists and performers who are interested in participating.
Harry Potter Celebration
Harry Potter Celebration On Saturday, October 30, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, join us for Hogwarts at the HMNH. Visit the museum dressed as a favorite character or creature from the Harry Potter books and enjoy hands-on activities themed from Harry's world. Free with museum admission.

Journey through the galleries to explore specimens from wolves to wolfsbane and snakes to snowy owls in the Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt, from Saturday, October 30 to Sunday, November 28. Free with museum admission.

Evening Lecture
Darwin's "Abominable Mystery" and the Search for the First Flowering Plants Don't miss Darwin's "Abominable Mystery" and the Search for the First Flowering Plants, a lecture by William (Ned) Friedman (pictured on left), newly appointed Director of the Arnold Arboretum and Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard, on Thursday, November 4, at 6:00 pm.  Friedman will explore the evolutionary origin of flowering plants, and how recent advances in the fossil record have shed new light on what they may have looked like, where they lived, and how they reproduced. Free and open to the public, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Part of the Asa Gray Bicentennial Series.
Photo by Justin Ide, Harvard Gazette.

Author Talk and Booksigning
Fraser's Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica Join journalist Fen Montaigne for Fraser's Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica, an author talk and booksigning on Saturday, November 13, 2:00 pm. Montaigne will discuss his travels in Antarctica with penguin expert Bill Fraser. Free with museum admission.
Photo of courtesy of Henry Holt & Co.

Family Program
On Sunday, November 14, at 2:00 pm, take a close-up look at insect-like micro-robots in Robots from Nature: How Bugs Inspire Technology, a family program with graduate students Ben Finio and Rebecca Kramer. Learn how and why Harvard's Microrobotics Lab is building these tiny wonders. Free with museum admission.
Photo of robotic fly on fingertip courtesy of the Harvard Microrobotics Lab.

Evening Lecture
Thoreau as Climatologist: Tracking 160 Years of Climate Change Mark your calendar for Thoreau as Climatologist: Tracking 160 Years of Climate Change, a lecture by Charles Davis, Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator in the Harvard Herbarium, on Thursday, November 18, at 6:00 pm. Davis will explore how an integration of historical records and cutting edge science can help us potentially mitigate the impacts of climate change on biodiversity. Free and open to the public, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Reception to follow. Part of the Asa Gray Bicentennial series.
Photo taken at Walden Pond, courtesy of Charles Davis.

Drawing Classes for Kids and Adults
Drawing classes for adults and children A few spots remain for the kids' class, Drawing from Life and Imagination, on Tuesdays, November 2 through December 14, 3:40-5:00 pm. Learn drawing techniques while examining the museum's collections more closely.

Connect with the natural world and examine the museum's zoological collection from a new perspective. Sign-up for the adult class, Drawing Animals, on Saturdays, November 6 through December 4 from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

Call 617.495.2341 or email reservations@oeb.harvard.edu for more information or to register for these classes. Photo by Tony Rinaldo.

New Video Online
If you missed, Persuasion in a Climate of Uncertainty the panel discussion on science, policy
making, and skepticism, you can watch it online.
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Southborough Library to Host Laura Prescott, Thursday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m:  Spinsters and Widows – Tracing the Female Lines of Your Ancestry

Laura Prescott  - from her
website = www.lauraprescott.com

The Southborough Public Library Genealogy Club will host Laura Prescott for a talk on Spinsters and Widows : Tracing the Female Lines in Your Ancestry, on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., at the Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, MA.
According to Ms. Prescott, “…your female ancestors and their sisters had few public rights, but often wielded an unspoken power in deeds, wills, and personal accounts. Probe the records and discover maiden names, relationships, and the voice of women in nineteenth-century America.”
Laura Prescott is a professional researcher, writer, and speaker. She worked for the New England Historic Genealogical Society for seven years before starting her own research business. Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, she has lived in New England for over thirty years. Laura graduated with a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College. She is the president of the Association of Professional Genealogists, genealogy project manager for the Nickerson Family Association, and a consultant for Footnote.com. Her articles have appeared in Ancestry, New England Ancestors, Genealogical Computing, NGS NewsMagazine, and Digital Genealogist.
The Genealogy Club meets at the Southborough Public Library located at the junction of Routes 85 and 30, at 25 Main Street in Southborough. Meetings are open to the public. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Call the Southborough Public Library at 508.485.5031 to register for the November 18 talk on Spinsters and Widows by Laura Prescott. Bring a friend or relative.

Sports and Recreation

Gobble Wobble Road Race, November 26 – Start your Thanksgiving Day off right!  Get out and join Southborough Recreation for the 4th Annual Gobble Wobble Road Race to begin at the Trottier Middle School at 8:30am.  This year our top sponsors are Long Automotive Group, Roche Bros., Trombetta’s Farm, and NRG Bar.  You can go to http://friendsofsouthboro.com/index.htm to see additional sponsors of this years race.

Runners and walkers from Southborough and surrounding towns are invited to come and enjoy the fun.  Proceeds from this race will benefit the “Friends of Southborough Recreation”, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting recreational activities for youths and families of the community.  Runners may sign up for the 5K road race and medals will be awarded to top male and female runners in each catagory.  The two mile Family Walk will also begin at 8:30am.  Event T-Shirts will be given to pre-registered athletes on a first come first serve basis and babysitting is available at the school from 8 to 9:30am for a nominal fee.  For children ages 3 to 11, there will be a Free Kid’s Fun Run beginning at 9:30.  Kids will race around the track and will be grouped by age.  Registration and a signed waiver are required for all children.  There will be an awards ceremony in the Trottier Gym at 10am.  Registration and Pre-Registration pick-up will run from 7 to 8am.  Registration for the 5K run or walk is $25 per person and may be done by mail or in person at Southborough Recreation, 21 Highland Street, Southborough, MA 01772 or on-line at www.runreg.com or in person the morning of the race.  For more information visit http://friendsofsouthboro.com/index.htm or http://www.southboroughrecreation.com/index.html.    

October 27, 2010 - ARHS Girls JV Field Hockey beat Westborough 2- 0 tonight.

October 27, 2010 -  The ARHS Varsity Girls field hockey fell to Westborough 2 -0.


You are Invited!


The Law Office of Joseph P. Marsden Jr. and Caregiver Homes of Massachusetts, Inc. present:

"An Evening for Caregivers:

When your Parent Move In"


More than 65 million people provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during any given year in the United States. The decision to move an aging parent into one’s home can be both challenging and rewarding, and impacts every family member in the process.


Please join us as we host David Horgan, author of When Your Parent Moves In: Every Adult Child’s Guide to Living with an Aging Parent. This engaging discussion will focus on the important aspects to consider when caring for a loved one in your home. Exhibitors from various agencies serving aging adults will also be featured.


Featured Exhibitors:


  • Comfort Keepers
  • Atria Draper Place
  • Milford VNA
  • BayPath Elder Services
  • Holliston Council on Aging
  • Aging Well Adult Day Health
  • Evercare Hospice
  • Natale Co. and Safety Care
  • Charm Medical Supply
  • Doug Hermann, Reverse Mortgage Specialist


When: October 27, 2010

Time: 6-8pm

Where: Holliston Town Hall
703 Washington St. Holliston, MA 01746

RSVP jay@jmarsdenlaw.com
Contact Us:
Caregiver Homes: 
Law Office of Joseph P. Marsden Jr.:

Dear friends~

It is with great sadness to share with you that my best friend, Sparkles, passed away last night.

Even though she is gone, her message of helping keep people safe from fire will live on.

Please pray for her, her family, her fire service family, and for all of the many people, especially children, of whose lives she has touched.

More information will follow. Memorial service arrangements pending.

Memorial contributions to help continue the work of Sparkles may be made to the

Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation.


Editor Southborough News:  Dayna, Tango and the new pup Siren will miss Sparkles but the fire safety message that Sparkles has given to millions of children will be her legacy carried on by Tango and Siren.

For more information click here

Wheelock Family Theatre


October 21 – November 22, 2010

Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse, Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray.


Southborough Resident and actress, Alexandra Ryan and is presently participating in Wheelock Family Theater's production of Annie as one of the orphans. She will also be reprising her role as the Ghost of Christmas Past at Worcester's Hanover Theater in December.


Directed by Jane Staab. Musical Direction by Steven Bergman. Scenic Design by Anita Fuchs. Costume Design by Lisa Simpson. Choreography by Laurel Conrad. Lighting Design by Dan Jentzen.


“The sun’ll come out tomorrow” sings the feisty, red-headed title character of the classic Broadway musical Annie. When Annie sings about her personal yearning for a better “tomorrow,” she not only offers the audience a hummable melody, but—more symbolically—she encapsulates the zeitgeist of Depression-era America in one rousing refrain.


The musical’s story is not ripped from the headlines, but, rather, the funnies.


At its core, Annie is a story about the powerful harmony (musical and otherwise) that can exist between children and adults, a bond that breaches socioeconomic and cultural barriers, and ultimately proves that it matters not from whom children receive love and affection, but that children know they are loved by someone.


CAST:  Kristina Ayanian, Patrick Barron, Dan Bolton*, Grace Brakeman, Jessica Dagg, Hannah Dober, Aimee K. Doherty*, Meryl Galaid, Gracie Goddard, Gillian Gordon, Audree Hedequist, Taylor James, John F. King*, Claire D. Kolheim*, Chauncey McGlathery, Cheryl McMahon*, Kharimah Muhammad, Gary Thomas Ng*, Gamalia Pharms*, Emily Pinto, Dale Place*, Robert Rogers, Joanna Rosen, Alexandra Ryan, Whitney Sandford, Jenna Lea Scott, Abigail Seidel, Jeffrey Sewell, Emily Sheeran, Timothy John Smith*, Matt Spano, Meredith Stypinski, Courtney Sullivan, Hyacinth Tauriac, Alan White, Caroline Workman, Maryam Yamin, Ceit  Zweil.

*Members of AEA, the union of professional actors and stage managers



October 21 – November 22, 2010

Friday & Saturday nights at 7:30; Saturday & Sunday matinees at 3:00

  • Tickets: $30, $25, $20; Pajama Parties: $15

  • Box Office: 617-879-2300; tickets@wheelock.edu

  • Website: www.WheelockFamilyTheatre.org

  • Location: 200 The Riverway on the campus of Wheelock College in Boston’s Fenway district

  • Parking: Discounted parking at MASCO garage at 375 Longwood Avenue

  • MBTA: Fenway or Longwood on Green Riverside Line (D train); CT busses to Beth Israel

  • Access: The Theatre is wheelchair accessible. All performances are Open captioned. Friday 11/19 at 7:30 & Sunday 11/21 at 3:00 performances are interpreted in American Sign Language and Audio-described.

Also she will appear as the Ghost of Christmas past in the Christmas Carol at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester this December.

Karen L. (Scagnelli) Bello, 55, of Southborough, formerly of Tucson, Ariz., died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham. Born and raised in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Scagnelli and the late Jean (Tusino) (Scagnelli) Personis and the late George Personis. She was the wife of the late John Bello, who died in 2008. A graduate of Marian High School, Framingham and Biscayne College, Fla., she earned a teaching certificate from the University of Phoenix, and had been employed as a substitute teacher in the Tucson Public School System. She is survived by her sisters, Denise (Scagnelli) Eddy of Southborough and Cheryl (Scagnelli) Turpin and her husband, James, of Naples, Maine, and their families, Christopher Eddy of Southborough and his daughter, Italia J. Eddy, Ian Turpin and his sons, Tucker G. and Tanner J. Turpin, and Ariel Turpin, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 5-8 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct 27, at 10 a.m., at the Chapel of The Holy Spirit, Bethany Healthcare Center, 97 Bethany Road, Framingham. Burial will be private. Donations may be made to Bethany Healthcare Center, 97 Bethany Road, Framingham, MA 01702.

Saturday, November 13, 10:00am-3:00pm, Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Here’s your opportunity to purchase nature-inspired gifts, with proceeds going to SVT.  SVT has its annual holiday card (this year’s photograph by John Wawrzonek of Northborough), plus t-shirts and a great selection of nature inspired books.  Additionally, several authors, artists, and artisans will be here offering their wares for your holiday shopping.  Artists in attendance include Audubon Field Guide Author Peter Alden of Concord; Photographers David Blohm and Wayne of Sudbury; Artist and Children’s Books Author Gordon Morrison of Royalston; Nancy Burke of Westborough; Jewelry offered by Julia White of Wayland, Marie Jeffrey of Sudbury and Laura Harrington from Maynard’s Art Space; Photographer Walter Harrington of Acton; Photographer Paul Sarapas of Stow; Ceramics and Photography by Amanda Watters of Southborough; Amelia Cordischi of Sudbury, winner of SVT’s Under Age 18 Photo Contest; Mixed Media and Sculptural Artist Catherine Evans from Maynard’s Art Space.  Additionally enjoy holiday cheer with light snacks and beverages providing a festive atmosphere.

Sudbury Valley Trustees

18 Wolbach Road

Sudbury, MA 01776


Sports and Recreation
ARHS Sports
Wednesday 10/27
Thursday 10/28

October 25, 2010 - The Annual Halloween parade brought out all the ghosts, ghouls, goblins, cowboys, sci-fi creatures and more including pizza man above.

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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

25 Monday  26Tuesday 27 Wednesday 28 Thursday 29 Friday 30 Saturday
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 cribbage
9:30 am Tai Chi
8:30 AM Wii Fitness
10:00 AM Bocce
9:30 am Pool 10:00 AM Bocce
12PM blue plate special 11:00 AM Senior Singers 10:00 AM Canasta
2:00 pm fitness
12 Ping Pong
10 AM Creative Writers
12:00 PM pitch 12:30 PM Bingo
    11:30 am Witchy Wanda Halloween Spoctacular 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.

Southborough meetings

October 11 to October 15, 2010





Advisory Board - Agenda 10/25 7:30 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room Town House

Assabet Valley Building Committee - Agenda - CANCELLED




Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee Academic Excellence Subcommittee- Agenda 10/25 6:00 PM Algonquin Regional High School Faculty Library D110g 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough
Open Space Preservation Commission - Agenda 10/25 10:30 AM Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street
Advisory Board - Agenda 10/26 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room Town House
Board of Selectmen - Agenda 10/26 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room Town House
Capital Budget Committee - Agenda 10/26 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room Town House
Northborough/Southborough Health/Wellness Advisory - Agenda 10/26 9:00 am Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1360 Worcester Road, Natick
Northborough-Southborough Regional School Committee's Subcommittee on Policy Development - Agenda 10/26 4:00 PM Office of the Superintendent, Conference Room, 53 Parkerville Road
Trottier School Council - Agenda 10/26 2:30 PM Conference Room, Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road
Worcester Regional Retirement System - Agenda 10/26 8:00 AM 23 Midstate Drive, Suite 106, Auburn
Cultural Arts Council - Agenda 10/27 7:00 PM Arts Center Building Highland Stret
Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda 10/27 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing room Town House

VOTE FOR PIZZA, a fundraiser for Sudbury Valley Trustees at the Flatbread Company, Bedford                 Tuesday, November 2, 5:00-9:00pm

On election night, join SVT at the Flatbread Company in Bedford (213 Burlington Road), where they will generously be donating proceeds to SVT from every pizza sold.  Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin for the benefit of present and future generations.  The Flatbread Company is a community oriented restaurant, serving local organic produce, free range chicken and nitrate free meats.  They support local agriculture, by purchasing their food directly from area farms.  Pizzas are baked naturally in a primitive wood fired oven.  The Flatbread Company aspires to create a restaurant that is authentic, truthful, and real, that reconnects us to nature.  SVT is actively working to protect several farms in our area.  For more on SVT’s work with local farms, please go to:  www.svtweb.org/EatLocalWe hope you’ll join us both for dinner.  $1.75 from every small pizza and $3.50 from every large pizza will be donated to SVT.  Eat in or take-out. 

Interested in Montessori? 

Wondering what it is all about? The Montessori Children’s House is hosting several  hour long information sessions  for interested parents.

Monday, November 1  8:30 AM Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00 PM

The talks are geared toward parents, so you’ll need to leave the little ones at home. The Montessori Children’s House, 64 Central St., Southborough  is now enrolling for the 2011-2012 school year. There are also some limited openings for the current school year.  The school serves children ages two years nine months through their kindergarten year.  RSVP to (508)786-5924 or visit the website at www.montessorichildrenshousesouthboro.com   

Sports and Recreation
Sources have it to look for a story that WBZ-TV produced on the growth of girls LAX...it's tonight @ 11PM...and will be on their website (www.wbztv.com) on Tue.


Please set your DVR for Monday night at 11 PM or let your kids stay up to watch the news.See below for the note from the producer who came out to film and interview the girls and some parents last week.

2nd Annual Pet Halloween Party/Open House on Sat., October 30th.  The event starts at 12:00 and will go until 1:30.  We will have a pet costume contest and parade at 1:00.

Save the Date for St. James Harvest Craft Fair on November 13th

EVENT:                        St. James Harvest Craft Fair

WHEN:                         Saturday, November 13, 2010

                                      9:00 am to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:                 St. James Parish Center (89 Main Street, South Grafton)

The St. James annual Harvest Craft Fair will be held on November 13th from 9am to 3pm.  Our craft table this year will include handmade holiday wreaths, pumpkin centerpieces and horns of plenty, baby layettes, sweaters, fleece blankets and bird houses among many other items.  There will be a money raffle, theme baskets, white elephant, silent auction, and children’s activities, along with a delicious menu from our kitchen. 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 13th, and join us at the St. James Parish Center located at 89 Main Street, South Grafton from 9am to 3pm.  The event will have something for everyone!

Schartner Farm in Bolton Raises Funds for Marlborough Hospital Cancer Care

Marlborough, MA  (October 18, 2010) – Schartner Farms, a fourth generation farming operation in Bolton turned their personal experience with cancer into positive action by hosting a recent fundraiser for the Oncology/Hematology Clinic located at Marlborough Hospital. Over $3,000 was raised for the clinic in memory of Bob Schartner who lost his courageous battle with myelodysplastic syndrome in 2009. The “Family Fun Day at the Farm” fundraiser brought hundreds of visitors came to the farm to pick apples, pumpkins and raspberries and try out the new Corn Maize. Eric Schartner, Bob’s son, added the new maze feature this year, it covers three and one-half acres and spells out “Schartner Farm.”  

Established in 1902, the Schartner Farm is a family farm run by the family of Bob Schartner. Bob received his treatment at Marlborough Hospital and his family chose to hold a fundraiser for the Oncology/Hematology Clinic as a way of “giving back” to the hospital for the care Bob received during his illness.

Sandee Schartner, Bob’s widow, felt that holding a Family Fun Day at the Farm would be a wonderful tribute to her husband who grew up on the farm and where they raised their own family of five. “Bob so loved having families come in the fall to the farm to enjoy the beautiful orchards so we thought we would dedicate a day and donate the proceeds of the day’s sales to Marlborough Hospital. Our family wanted to show our thanks to the nurses and Bob’s physician, Dr. Steven Salomon and help raise some money for the cancer care at the hospital.”

“We are so privileged and honored to have had the wonderful Schartner Family host this fundraiser for Marlborough Hospital,” said John Polanowicz, Marlborough Hospital’s president and CEO. “It was such a special day for the Schartner Family and for the hospital. We are deeply grateful to everyone who supported this event.”

About Schartner Farm

The Schartner Family emigrated from Austria. In 1902 Julius came to, Bolton which was the start of Schartner Farms. Since then we have gone from a dairy farm to a fruits and vegetable farm. We are currently the 4th generation operating the farm and the 5th generation is coming along.

In 2006 we were able to protect the farm from development when we accepted an offer from the Town of Bolton and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to become an APR (Agricultural Preservation Restriction) Farm. The funds were used to secure the deed to the farm so Robert Schartner and the rest of the Schartner Family could continue the tradition of farming the land our great grandfather once did.

Although we are not a commercial operation, we strive on being a true family operation and devoting our time to making your visit a pleasant one. We invite everyone to enjoy the farm as we have for several generations. Bring a picnic and enjoy a day at our farm in one of our orchards or hayfields. There is also access to the Bolton Loop Trail which is a hiking trail that runs through our property. Or visit: www.schartnerfarm.com


 Three generations of Schartner’s visited Marlborough Hospital to present them with the proceeds from their “Family Day at the Farm” fundraiser to benefit the Oncology/Hematology Clinic. Pictured (l to r) are: Marlborough Hospital’s Ellen Carlucci, development director, John Polanowicz, president and CEO, and from Schartner Farms; Eric Schartner, Jack Schartner and seated, Sandee Schartner.

Sports and Recreation
ARHS Sports

Monday 10/25

4:00PM G JV Volleyball @ Hudson High School

4:00PM G FR Volleyball @ Hudson High School

5:15PM G V Volleyball @ Hudson High School

Tuesday 10/26

Wednesday 10/27

4:00PM G JV Volleyball @ St. Peter Marian H.S

5:15PM G V Volleyball @ St. Peter Marian H.S

Thursday 10/28

4:00PM G JV Volleyball vs. Fitchburg H.S.

4:00PM G FR Volleyball vs. Fitchburg H.S.

5:15PM G V Volleyball vs. Fitchburg H.S.


Monday 10/25

4:30PM G V Volleyball vs. South Lancaster Academy

Tuesday 10/26

Wednesday 10/27

Thursday 10/28