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November 21, 2010 - November 27, 2010


November 27, 2010 - Within minutes of taking this sunset photo on Northboro Road, darkness came.

‘Where’s Charley?’ Production to be Held at ARHS

Where’s Charley?
(Book by  George Abbott, Music & Lyrics by  Frank Loesser, Based on Brandon Thomas’ play “Charley’s Aunt”)

Production Dates:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday (
December 2nd, 3rd, 4th) at 7:00pm
Special free performance for senior citizens:  Wednesday, December 1st 6:00pm

ARHS Auditorium 79 Bartlett Street Northborough, MA 01532

Tickets:  $10.00 General Admission – tickets available at the door.  For information on advance ticket purchase, go to www.nsma.info.

What do you get when two musical theatre masters adapt one of the most popular and successful farces ever written? A tuneful and hysterically funny classic that’s non-stop entertainment.

Oxford University students Charley and Jack invite the young and winsome Kitty and Amy to lunch under the chaperoning eye of Donna Lucia, Charley’s wealthy aunt (it is, after all, 1892). But when Donna Lucia doesn’t show, a desperate Charley disguises himself as his aunt so the young ladies can visit, unaware they’ve brought a chaperon of their own: Amy’s stuffy uncle, who promptly falls for Charley’s aunt-like charms! Then the real aunt shows up, and it’s all downhill from there: quick changes, fast talking, marriage proposals, compromising situations and rowdy hilarity.


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Toys for Tots Kickoff

November 26, 2010 - The Southborough Veterinary Hospital is this years collection spot for the annual Marine's Toys for Tots campaign.  Unwrapped toys for boys and girls may be dropped off in the lobby.  The Southborough Veterinary Hospital is now located at 78 deerfoot Road in Southborough at their new state of the art facility.  Not only can you get the best in veterinary care but for clients there are also boarding kennels for both dogs and cats plus small animals like rabbits.

Space Weather News for Nov. 26, 2010

SOLAR FARSIDE ACTIVITY: The Earth-facing side of the sun is relatively quiet, but the farside is alive with activity.  On Nov. 26th, NASA's twin STEREO spacecraft and the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) observed eruptions from multiple farside blast sites. Visit http://spaceweather.com to view movies of these events and for more information about when the active regions might turn to face Earth.

RADAR MOON: Earlier this week, the Moon passed through the beam of the US Air Force Space Surveillance Radar in Texas.  An electrical engineer in Georgia recorded the echo and made a simple image of the Moon based on the reflection.  Sights and sounds of the "radar Moon" are featured on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com.

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Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

There are currently two parking areas on the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge. The main parking lot is on Hudson Road in Sudbury, MA, three miles west of the Sudbury Town Center. The north gate parking area is off White Pond Road, reachable from Rt. 117 in Stow, MA.

Administrative staff for the refuge are located at Great Meadows NWR. To reach the office and visitor center at Weir Hill, follow Route 27 (1.7 miles) from Wayland and turn right onto Water Row Road. Follow Water Row Road (1.2 miles) until it ends and turn right onto Lincoln Road. Travel one half mile, turn left onto Weir Hill Road and follow to the end.

Bunker Tours with Jan Wright

Learn about the history of the Assabet River NWR through touring a bunker with our local historian, Jan Wright. Please meet in the lobby of the Visitor Center in the Assabet River NWR at 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury, MA.

Sunday, November 28, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday, December 5, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Nature Day Hike with a Refuge Ranger

Lose some of those thanksgiving pounds while learning about nature! Join a refuge staff member with a loop around Puffer Pond and learn about our local wildlife. Please meet in the lobby of the Visitor Center in the Assabet River NWR at 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury, MA.

Saturday, December 4, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nature Walk: A Sense of Place at Great Meadows NWR

Join naturalist Cherrie Corey in her continuing exploration of the Great Meadows landscape and explore the landscape along the Concord River floodplain and the refuge trails. This month as the essential landscape reveals itself, we'll explore the ephemeral wonders of morning ice, frosty foliage, and prisms of light that adorn the trails.

For each walk, a $5/person voluntary donation is requested. Meet in the parking lot, Great Meadows NWR in Concord (Monsen Rd, off Rte. 62, driveway on left where road curves right). Questions? see see sense-of-place-concord.blogspot, email cherrie.corey@verizon.net or call 978-760-1933. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Assabet River NWR, Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Tuesday, December 21, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Winter Solstice Night Hike with a Refuge Ranger

Welcome in winter with a walk! The sun will be at its lowest point in the sky and it will be the shortest day of the year. Join refuge staff members for a special hike at night during typical close hours. Please meet in the lobby of the Visitor Center in the Assabet River NWR at 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury, MA.


A Cold Turkey Race

ARHS Football VS Westborough High

November 26, 2010 - ARHS unfortunately took a loss 14-0.

Representative Dykema Tours IntAct Labs

Cambridge, Mass.October 23, 2010 State Representative Carolyn Dykema and members of the Water Infrastructure Finance Commission yesterday visited the office and laboratories of IntAct Labs LLC., calling its technology platform potentially "game changing" for waste water treatment plants. The Representative met with members of IntAct Lab's team and toured the site for a first-hand look at IntAct Lab's advances in microbial fuel cell technology.

Representative Dykema also discussed her support for emerging technologies like IntAct’s, and welcomed discussion on how Massachusetts can better support their growth in state.

“IntAct Labs is an example of talented, Massachusetts-educated entrepreneurs creating game-changing technology,” said Rep. Dykema. “IntAct, and similar local companies, are developing these products that are creating the jobs of tomorrow and will make lives better all over the world. It’s incredibly exciting work, and I’m looking forward to ensuring our state policies support their success.”

About IntAct Labs, LLC
IntAct Labs LLC is a technology development company located in Cambridge, MA, dedicated to the vision of a world powered by renewable, biological energy technologies. As a world-leader in the emerging field of bio-electrochemical systems, IntAct has performed studies and developed technologies under funding from NASA, the USDA, NSF, EPA and private corporations. Together with a network of partners and collaborators in government, university and industry, IntAct is bridging the gap between high-impact concepts and commercial reality. Explore our website or contact us to learn more: info@intactlabs.com

Sports and Recreation
Sudbury Valley Trustees


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Gobble Wobble pre registration is closed at 760 runners.  Only 140 spots remaining for day of registration!!


November 23, 2010 - Cows graze at Chestnut Hill Farm.

  Friends of the Southborough Library to Host Holiday Open House – Saturday, December 4 at the Library – music and more

  The Friends of the Southborough Public Library will host an Open House for all on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., at the Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, MA.

Music for the event will be provided by a jazz ensemble from Algonquin Regional High School, under the direction of Eric Vincent, and a select chorus, under the direction of Katherine Waters.

Join us at the Southborough Public Library for the Friends’ Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 4 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. This is free and open to the public. For more information about this, or any program at the Southborough Library, call (508) 485-5031.


It's near that time where stress begins to take over and the holidays with the parties and plenty to eat all happen. So take a break and start relaxing and exercising by checking out Every Body Balance located at 155 Boston Road, Southborough - 508-485-8585 kelly@everybodybalance.com

         Tai Chi
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11/22 - 11/24 Thanksgiving Day Football Tickets

                       On Sale in the Athletic Office

                        $5 Pre-Sales

                        $10 At the Gate - @ Westboro

Thursday 11/25



Westboro High School

Scout Troop 92 Participates in Service Project on Conservation Land

November 22, 2010 - Contributed photo -

Working with the Southborough Open Land Foundation (SOLF), Boy Scouts from Troop 92 performed service work at the Beals Preserve. Over the years, there has been an accumulating pile of illegally dumped yard waste (leaves, brush and grass clippings) at the Red Gate Lane entrance to SOLF's Beals Preserve. The Scouts worked hard to disperse the piles which will improve the environmental quality of the area. In addition to cleaning up the yard waste, the Scouts removed several large rocks from the trail and lined the trail edge with logs to help define it. The hope is that the improved appearance along with public outreach will help prevent future dumping.

Many residents and landscapers do not realize that it is illegal to bring their leaves and other yard waste to conservation land.

If you live near conservation land, never dump your yard waste (or Christmas trees) and make sure your landscaper does not either. Many times leaves are dumped in wetland areas which create backups or improper flow of the waterways.  Create a compost area in your own yard to create good mulch for your gardens or take it to the town's Transfer Station's compost bin. For more information about SOLF  go to www.solf.org

Letter to the Editor:

Since the Care Package Drive in October there has been an outpouring of thanks from our troops, especially those in really austere conditions. Courtney was home on mid-tour leave and personally sends her thanks. She says our care packages reduce these big brave warriors to little kids at Christmas. Pure joy and gratitude! Your generosity and kindness touch lives so deeply.

At Thanksgiving when we count our blessings, please keep our remarkable warriors in your hearts and prayers. Enjoy their words of thanks.

Proud Army Moms of 1LT Courtney Wilson 864th EN BN!
Lisa and Deb

Debbie Depp Wilson
Southborough, MA 01772

                        SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

                                DAILY LOG

Monday 11/15/10






    E22  FF ASPESI       FF STRONG




    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

    C30  FF STRONG


    A28  FF ASPESI       FF PIERCE

    C30  FF STRONG


    C20  CHIEF MAURO  For more fire log click here

A New Crop of Singers

November 22, 2010 - Student Apprentice Singers with Assabet Valley Mastersingers.

DASH, Paul Herbert Of Southborough on Nov. 21, 2010. Beloved husband of Mara (French). Devoted father of Adam Dash and his wife Kim of Belmont, Benjamin Dash and his wife Sara of Newton, Daniel Dellheim and his wife Vivian of Peabody, Dana Dellheim and his wife Susan of AZ, Debra Weisel and her husband Charles of AZ, Gregory Sadow of India and Alycia Brudner of Southborough, dear grandfather of 16 grandchildren, loving brother of William Herbert Dash of AZ and the late Carron Goldenberg. Services at the Brezniak-Rodman Chapel, 1251 Washington St., (Cor. Chestnut St) West Newton on Wednesday November 24 at 10:30am. Memorial observance will be at his late residence following services on Wednesday thru 9 pm. and Thursday 6-9 pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Brezniak-Rodman Chapel www.BrezniakRodman.com 617-969-0800.

Ralph E. Berling, 80, of Cummaquid Heights, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, after succumbing to laryngeal cancer. He was the husband of Jane T. (Winkiewicz) Berling. Mr. Berling was born in Worcester, and educated in the Auburn and Worcester school systems. He was a graduate of Commerce High School in Worcester. Mr. Berling served in the USAF at Lackland AF Base and Randolph AF Base in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Berling was employed by the C.I.A. in Washington, D.C., where he attended the Foreign Service Institute. He and his wife were posted in Hong Kong BCC with the Foreign Service Branch of the Dept. of State. Mr. Berling spent 18 years in Southborough, where he was active in Little League, Lions Club, St. Annes Church as a teacher of Christian Doctrine and a lector. He held several positions as sales representative and sales engineer for Butterfield-Div. U.T.D. Corp., Lapointe Machine Tool Co., Walmet Div., GTE Sylvania. He was the national sales manager for Fette-American, a German machine tool manufacturer. In 1977, Mr. Berling pursued his entrepreneurial career and purchased the Yarmouth Port Village Store in Yarmouth Port, with his wife. He sold the business in 1987 and retired. In addition to his wife, he leaves his daughter, Kathleen Eldridge and her husband, Hudson, of Denmark, Maine; his son, Mark and his wife, Cindy; three grandchildren, Kirsten, Kelsey and Carl, all of Auburn, N.H.; a sister, Barbara Maxwell of Dennis; sister-in-law, Jane Berling of Paxton; and nieces and nephews. The funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m, at Sacred Heart Chapel on Summer Street, Yarmouth Port, followed by a burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Rte. 134, South Dennis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or Davenport Mugar Cancer Center, 27 Park St., Hyannis, MA 02601.

Sports and Recreation


Date: Thursday, December 9 , Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Location: Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Leader/Speaker: Historian and Philosopher Doug Seale

The word “wilderness” has meant different things to different people at different periods in history. This presentation focuses on changing attitudes about wilderness and nature in America and how these attitudes have shaped peoples’ interactions with the natural world. Beginning with an etymological history of the word “wilderness,” Doug will tell the story of wilderness perceptions from the Puritans, Thoreau & Emerson, to John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson and more.

Member Fee: Free | Non-Member Fee: $10

Why 21st Century Children Need Nature

Date: Thursday December 9, Time: 7:00pm

Location: Concord Children’s Center, 1300 Main Street Concord

Leader/Speaker: Author, David Sobel

Communities around the world are creating nature based playgrounds for young children.  Author and Educator David Sobel will discuss why this movement is so important to children growing up in today’s technology infused world, and why it is critical for us as parents, educators and communities, to assure that children have places to play and learn which encourage the connection to nature.  Child experts warn that today’s children suffer both physically and mentally from a lack of spontaneous play in nature.  Join us for a conversation about childhood, nature and what we can do today.

David Sobel is the author of several books including: Children’s Special Places, Beyond Ecophobia, and Children and Nature:Design Principles for Educators.  Director of the Center For Place Based Education at Antioch University, David Sobel, lectures nationally on parenting and educating that connects children with the natural world. 


Free Event

Winter is coming…

So join us for some


at the library!

Wednesday, December 8

3:45 – 4:45

For children ages 5-10

Experiment with ice crystals, frozen water balloons, & more!



Please leave your name at the Children’s Room desk if you wish to attend.

Algonquin Youth Wrestling Clinics

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30pm – 8:00 pm

 December 2 through February 10 (18 sessions)


Algonquin Regional High School Wrestling Room

Learn the Sport of Wrestling and Have Fun!

For 5th – 8th Graders

Coach Adam Quitt

Clinic Director & Algonquin Wrestling Head Coach


Program Features (No Previous Experience required):

Through high energy, fun-filled sessions your child will learn amateur wrestling techniques as well as develop balance, flexibility, coordination, body awareness and self-confidence.

Sessions will be run by the Algonquin High School Coaching Staff. 

Wrestling Tournaments will be available throughout the season for interested wrestlers.


Clinic Application


Name____________________________________________    M___   F___   Grade_________


Address __________________________________________   Town______________________


Phone____________________________________________    Age______


Email (please print clearly) ______________________________________


T-shirt for each participant! Size:  ADULT:   Sm     Med     Lg    XL


I, Parent/Guardian agree, by enrolling my son/daughter, that he/she is physically and mentally able to participate in all of the Camp’s activities.  In case of medical emergency and I cannot be reached, I hereby give permission to the physician selected by the staff to hospitalize and secure medical treatment for the child.  I understand that my medical insurance is expected to cover my child for injuries.  I agree not to hold the ARHS Wrestling Camp, its management and staff, and/or ARHS, its management and staff, responsible for any athletic, dental, or bodily injury that may occur to my son/daughter while attending Camp.  I realize and acknowledge that ARHS is not sponsoring this Wrestling Camp.



(Parent or Guardian Signature)                                     (Parent or Guardian Printed Name)


TUITION: $140 registration (Checks payable to ARHS Wrestling Boosters)

MAIL by November 26th to: Katarina Wrin, Wrestling Boosters Rep.

                                                67 Pine Hill Rd

                                                Southborough, MA 01772


Any questions, contact Katarina Wrin at wrinkat6@aol.com or 508-879-0001

Please note any medical conditions on reverse that may affect your child’s participation:

New Developments

November 21, 2010 - What was once the scene of a fire drill that burned the home that sat on this lot, now it is ready for several homes.  The road was recently put in.  This development is off White Bagley Road.

Southside Icon

November 21, 2010 - Once a Mill Store, housed the Catholic Church, site of weddings, parties and a few generations of a general store Fitzgeralds still is a well visited site on Southville Road.

The annual

 Southborough Library

Christmas Tree

Decorating Party


Saturday, December 4

 at 10:30 AM

Join us for a morning of

making ornaments,

decorating the tree,


enjoying refreshments!

All children welcome!

Sunday  21

Monday  22

Tuesday 13

Wednesday 24

Thursday 25

Friday 26

Saturday 27

closed Preschool Story Time
Nov 22 10:30 AM  

Preschool Story Time
Nov 23 10:30 AM  
  Library Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend
Library Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend

Southborough Library  website:  Click here

Amnesty Days at the Library – November 8-22

It’s that time of year again. Southborough Library will forgive any  fines or fees on overdue Southborough items – in exchange for a non-perishable food, or paper goods for the Southborough Food Pantry.  We are not able to forgive fines or fees from other libraries, but we can help out on our items.  Volunteers at the Food Pantry tell us that the donation of paper towels, tissue, cleaning supplies and other paper products are always needed.  For more information, stop by or call the Library at 508-485-5031.

Southborough meetings

November 22 to November 26, 2010





Northborough/Southborough School Committee Naming Subcommittee - Agenda 11/22 6:00 PM Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough
Northborough/Southborough Subcommittee on Collective Bargaining - Agenda 11/22 4:00 PM Principal's Conference Room, Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough
Northborough/Southborough Subcommittee on Collective Bargaining - Agenda 11/22 6:00  PM Principal's Conference Room, Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough
Cable Television Committee - Agenda 11/23 7:30 PM Fayville Village Hall, 42 Central Street

Capital Budget Planning Committee - Agenda


6:00 PM

McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House

Senior Center Activities

22 Monday 23Tuesday 24 Wednesday 25 Thursday 26 Friday 27 Saturday
8:30 am Health clinic 8:30 am Walking Group 8:30 am Health clinic closed Closed
9:30 Tai Chi
9:30 Pool Tourney
9:30 cribbage 11:00 Senior Singers 10 AM Creative Writers
12:00 Blue Plate Special 12:00 Ping Pong
2:00 Fitness
12:00 Pitch
closes at 1:00 PM
1:00 Water Aerobics

Click here for the Senior Center Website

Support Our Senior Centers:

Stop on in and get your "Senior Centers Bumper Sticker"

Southborough Steeple Coffee House is pleased to welcome Jason Anick on December 11th at 7:30 Jason will be promoting the release of his upcoming debut solo album "Sleepless".  While a senior at the Hartt Conservatory completing his studies of jazz violin and acoustical engineering, he began touring with Nashville guitar virtuoso John Jorgenson (guitarist with Elton John, Earl Scruggs, Dessert Rose Band).  After touring the world for three years, Jason Anick brings his fiddle magic back home to Massachusetts with his new trio.  Featuring Lee Dynes’ guitar and Derek Vanwormer’s acoustic bass along with Jason’s violin and mandolin, the Trio weaves together strands of Gypsy jazz, world music, even Beatles tunes, into a fun and exciting evening of improvisational alchemy.  Join Jason and the band on Dec. 11 to celebrate the release of his first solo CD, entitled “Sleepless”.

Tickets are $15 general/$12 students & seniors in advance and $18 general/$15 students and seniors at the door.  Tickets can be purchased at www.steeplecoffeehouse.org.

As always there will be delicious desserts and a bottomless coffee cup.  All proceeds go to charity.  We are proudly sponsored by Tomaso's Trattoria in Southboro.

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