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December 5, 2010 - December 11, 2010

Annual Tree Sale

December 10, 2010 - The Southborough Firefighters Association is conducting its annual Christmas tree sale behind the fire station.  Hours are weekdays 6:00 to 9:00 PM and 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Boy Scout Troop 1 Southborough

Annual Christmas tree removal for Southborough residents

Pick up Date:  

January 8th 2011


$10 for large trees, $5 for smaller trees, $1 garland/wreaths


Send email to Troop1Trees@gmail.com  or call 508-624-0195.  Email or phone message must include: Name, Phone Number, Address.  Requests for pick up will be taken until 7PM the day before pickup.

Trees must be placed at the END of the driveway by 9 AM on the day of pick up.  Please place your donation in a plastic bag clipped or taped to the top of the tree and we’ll haul it away!!

Please note:  This is a service of the Southborough Troop 1 Boy Scouts.  Our boys are raising funds for their Big Trip in 2011.  They are hoping to go to Alaska.   One behalf of Troop 1 we would like to thank Southborough residents and businesses for all their support of our Scouting over the years. 

Thank you

The Governor has ordered the American and Commonwealth Flags to be lowered to half staff on Saturday,

December 11, 2010

from sunrise to sunset in honor of First Lieutenant Scott Milley who was killed in action in Afghanistan

From the Governor

Please be advised that Governor Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, December 11, 2010, in honor of First Lieutenant Scott Milley of Sudbury, Massachusetts who was killed in action in Afghanistan on November 30, 2010.

This gubernatorial order applies to:

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

2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

3.  All state military installations

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$1,900,000.00 5 Nipmuc Lane Fisher Road Realty Trust Rana Kuldeep 11/19/2010
$540,000.00 5 Birchwood Morrissey, Patrick J. Ruddy, Raymond 11/22/2010
$1,030,000.00 6 Wyndemere American Eagle Fed Ika Krishna and Prasuna 11/22/2010
$566,054.94 7 High Ridge Road Strom, Linda Household Finance Cor 11/24/2010
$655,500.00 45 East Main Street Duncan, Cynthia A.  East Main Street LLC 12/10/2010
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Southborough Fire Log

Sunday 12/5/10






Monday 12/6/10


    A29  FF ROACH        FF SHANAHAN

    C30  FF RICE


    A29  FF ROACH        FF SHANAHAN









    T21  LT PELTIER      FF ROACH        FF RICE         FF SHANAHAN


    A29  FF ROACH        FF SHANAHAN     FF RICE









    T21  Fire Log

Allison Catherine Buck

October 18, 2010

Holden-  Kate (Guadagnoli) and Jonathan Buck announce the birth of their daughter, Allison Catherine Buck, born October 18, at Saint Vincents Hospital in Worcester .

Allison weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Catherine Guadagnoli and Paul Guadagnoli Sr, of Clinton .

Paternal grandparents are Nancy and Leo Buck, of Southborough.

Paternal great grandmother Dorothy Nugent of Hopkinton.

Model Trains Are Back!
Our Annual Model Trains Display
Saturday, December 11 and Sunday, December 12

Up mountain climbs, past coal mines and small villages, through tunnels and city crossings chug the passenger and freight trains of the HUB Division of the National Model Railroad Association in the annual Model Train Weekend. It's a great outing for all ages!

Hours are:
Saturday, December 11, 10 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday, December 12, noon to 4:30 pm

Admission to the train display is $7 per family; members $5/family.

*Note--The Museum is changing its winter hours schedule for this event. The Museum WILL be open on Sunday, December 12.

Winter Hours Now in Effect
Winter Hours Now in Effect
Through May 3, 2011

A reminder that the Museum is now operating on a winter hours schedule now through May 3, 2011. The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 am–4:30 pm, and is closed Sunday through Tuesday. Admission remains free.

Fan Us on Facebook!

Facebook is an easy way to stay current with Museum events and news. Please take a moment to fan us by clicking here, and help us spread the word about all our great exhibitions and programs!

Follow Us on Twitter!

If you enjoy Twitter, please follow the Museum! Yet another easy way we can keep you up to date.

National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421
Free admission and parking
Winter Hours Schedule in Effect:
Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am–4:30 pm

Closed Sunday through Tuesday

The Museum was founded by and is supported by the Scottish Rite Freemasons.

Be sure to check out our blogs! The National Heritage Museum Blog is a great resource for information on American history, Freemasonry, Fraternalism, and Museum news. Our Learning Blog facilitates the use of primary sources to reconstruct the past.

In Control Crash Prevention

Hello Friends!

I am writing with an update on our S. Weymouth situation as well as a special offer to help us fill our December classes.  If this is your first time reading about the S. Weymouth ordeal, please click here and you can find links to previous communications about it.


We were unsuccessful in convincing the South Shore Tri Town Development Corporation to allow us to stay.  In what can only be characterized as a "Grinch" move, they kept 16 days worth of rent from our security deposit as it took us just over two weeks to have our building dismantled and towed away.  Disappointing behavior from an organization who's CEO originally said "if there was something I could do for you, I would..."  Requests by us for that money back or an opportunity to speak with them and/or their board have met with no reply.


Right now we are asking that you help us fill as many seats as possible on our December calendar.  Additionally we are trying to meet with any individual or corporation that would be interested in sponsoring us in 2011.  As mentioned in our past emails, we are not in need of millions of dollars to keep this program in place, but some support is necessary to avoid a major disruption.  If you know anyone who can help, please have them contact me personally.


Dan Strollo
(617) 306-6264 mobile

In an effort to make sure we fill every possible seat during the upcoming December break, we are offering two discounts.  Please take advantage of these or encourage others if price is something that is keeping you from training with us.  That said, using a coupon code is optional and if money is less of an issue we are happy to use the difference to help us make ends meet during these difficult times.


Please act fast, we expect to sell out of seats quickly this season and these offers expire soon.


Save $50* if you register by December 15, 2010.
Use coupon code 50DEC
Save 10%* if you register by December 26, 2010.
Use coupon code 10DEC

*Both offers are available for new registrations only.  Participation must take place in December 2010 and these offers cannot be combined with any other discount.  These discounts are not available on gift certificates.  Classes subject to availability.


If you have large groups of friends or want to host a holiday party with us this month, please contact us soon as we still have a few days available on the calendar, but would need to organize those events quickly. 


Everyone at In Control thanks all of you who have reached out to the governor, local officials and/or just sent us a note of support.  We are genuinely touched by all the kind words and it has fueled us to do everything we can to propel this program forward. 


P.S. Our friends at SADD have been long supporters of our program.  They have three contests in place that help SADD and give you a chance to win money.  Please visit www.SADD.org for details.

Thank you for your kind words and support
(a sample of the feedback we have received over the last few weeks)


Good luck with your fight  - I wish we were fighting for you to stay in the Weymouth facility permanently, and not just for a few months though.....The situations you create at highway speeds, and skills and techniques you teach these kids are invaluable.  I actually sat in the back of the classroom and one of the instructors took me out for a spin.  I saw first hand what an incredible job you and your staff do.


I contacted the Governor's office and I'm watching your updates.  Keep up the battle!


I called and left a message with the govenor's office that your school was the best thing i did for my young driver (my daughter) and that it was actually very eye opening for myself because i took the course also. i told them anything they could do to get you a reprieve from your landlord would be doing the citizens of this state a huge service!!


keep up the fight. good luck and thank you for an immeasurable service to my daughter. she is closing in on her first full year of driving (11/12) without incident. she learned SOOO MUCH!!!


I tell everyone about your school.


We support your staying and will do everything we can to back you.  My daughter  has taken your class and we plan to have her sister take the class in the spring.  I will send emails daily if necessary- we are talking about saving lives!



As a small business owner, I understand the problems are many just to survive on a daily basis forget about being put out of your place of business.  I wish you the best of luck with this situation and was glad to lend a hand.  If there is anything else please let me know.


Kudos!  Please keep us informed. 


I need you guys-  I have another teenage son coming up who will very much need your training program!


I left a voicemail for the Governor and suggested he take the course himself too.  J.  I also told him the course is so great, I wish it was something that could become a standard class in every high school in the state - that's how good it is! I can't tell you how many folks I've recommended take the course. 

I pray this works out for you and for all of the future students of your program.  We're so blessed to have something this great right here on the South Shore.


I just sent my thought to Governor Patrick explaining to him the great job that you are doing for our kids.


I'm sorry that you are going through the hassel down on the S. Shore.  I did write to our govenor to express my disappointment in his office and staff.  I wish you the best of luck and thank you for your wonderful services your provide the drivers of the commonwealth.


This program is vital to especially young drivers.  My family took this course together and can not believe what I learned even after 30 years of driving.  


I will do what I can to write and call anyone who can impact the situation.

INCONTROL is the single most important driving program available!


Best of luck- you provide a lifesaving service and public safety should be of greater priority than a private industries business !!


You people did wonders with my daughter.

Best of Luck.  I know it's exasperating; whatever happens you will land on your feet and we will follow you!

i know first hand this course most definitely has helped my daughter be a better driver!


I wish you success. This program saved my daughter's life when she got into an accident. It was because she took your course that she was able to remain calm and steer away from a potentially fatal disaster.  Many thanks. I'll make the call. Let me know if I can help in any other way.


Please let me know if there is anything else I can do.  Everyone should have a chance to take your course!!!


my daughter and 4 of her friends were alive because of your training after she hit a deer going 85 mph just north of Yellowstone Park near her college. She, her father and I and her friends and their families are forever in your debt. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to speak up for your life saving driver training program. Best of luck to you.


we just loved your program.


My daughter was there last year and told me that she avoided what could have been a horrible accident because of the training she recieved at In Control. Thank you!


I feel very strongly about the service you provide and the fact that you are saving lives on the South Shore with this location.  I have emailed the Governor's office.  Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help you with this issue. 


I wrote to the Governor on your behalf.  Your program is absolutely spectacular and I hope a middle ground can be agreed upon by all.  I wish you the best of luck. 


This greatly concerns me. My daughter who is now 20 got a great benefit from taking your program. My son will be turning 16 in January and I assumed he would have the same opportunity that she did. I have sent an e-mail to Governor Patrick - please keep us updated on your progress.

gala info

River's Edge Players Auditions


 Agatha Christie's
The Hollow

Director: Sarah Worrest

Performance Dates: March 4-6, 2011

December 14th & 15th

Hudson High School
Room C110
69 Brigham Street, Hudson
Auditions open to anyone 18 and older.
 Auditions will consist of cold readings. 
 Call: 978-562-1646 or email: arts_alliance@upwitharts.org  
 if you plan to attend the auditions
Rehearsals will begin after the holidays.  
For more info visit:
Sports and Recreation
ARHS JV Basketball

December 10, 2010 - ARHS JV Basketball took on Marlborough tonight and walked away with the win.


December 8, 2010 - One of the Breakneck Hill Goats looks  at the camera just before the cow drive.

Messiah Performance December 12 10 AM

The Pilgrim Festival Choir, with instrumentalists and Soprano Elaine Crane and Tenor Ethan Bremner, will perform selections from Handel’s Messiah, especially from the Advent and Christmas portions, December 12 during worship at Pilgrim Church on Common Street.  The music will take up about 40 minutes of the one-hour service.  Our Minister of Music, Grace Choi, will conduct. 
 Bring your friends and relatives.  Care for younger children is provided downstairs.  This year we had to find a way to continue the Pilgrim Church annual tradition of presenting this inspired music while gathering resources for a full concert next year. Questions and comments may be sent to singhandel@gmailcom

December 2010 Open Studio

December  11 & 12, and 18 & 19
10am to 5pm
New colors! New items! Cathy's Studio is bursting with hand-thrown and hand-built pottery and tile works of unique colors, shapes and designs. Also, walk our woodland trail to Sunny Window on the second two weekends, and visit Strung Jewelry during the first weekend.

During her Open Studio Cathy will be signing copies of the April Issue of Perspectives on Design New England in which she is the focus of a 4 page feature. This publication is available at Barnes & Noble Bookstores and at Amazon.com. Perspectives on Design New England is a Panache Partners LLC publication. Please visit the Panache website to learn more.

OPEN STUDIO at the Barn - December 11 & 12, 18 & 19

10am-5pm, 4 Pearl Street, Southboro, MA 01772

Join us for hot mulled cider in our most relaxing setting. Unusual gifts, lavender and soaps from around the world. Visit Cathy Gerson's ceramics studio as well (www.cathygerson.com)

Upcoming Events at Algonquin Regional High School

12/9 APTO Meeting, 7:00 pm, Principal's Conf Rm

12/14 Mid-point of Term 2

12/14 NSPAC Rec Workshop
12/16 Holiday Concert, 7:30pm
12/22 Algonquin Music Showcase, 7:00pm
12/23 Half Day, Winter Ball-Best Western 7-11
12/24 - 1/1 Winter Vacation
1/3 School Reopens

1/12 Junior Class Variety Show, 7-9pm
1/13 Junior Planning College Night, 7pm
1/17 Martin Luther King Day - No School
1/18 Professional Development Day - No School
1/26 End of Term 2

2/2 8th Grade Course Selection Night, 7 pm

2/15 Winter Instrumental Concert, 7:30 pm
2/21-2/25 Feburary Vacation

3/2 Chorus Concert, 7:30 pm

3/2 MCAS Retest - ELA Composition

3/3 MCAS Retest-ELA Reading Comprehension

3/4 MCAS Retest-ELA Reading Comprehension

3/4 College Panel for Juniors & Parents, 7 am

3/4 Mid-point of Term 3

3/7 MCAS Retest - Mathematics Session 1

3/8 MCAS Retest - Mathematics Session 2

3/10 Unscheduled Night

3/12 SAT's at ARHS, 7:45 am

3/18 Professional Development Day - No School

3/21 Spring Sports Tryouts


Term 1 Honor Roll


http://www.southboroughtown.com/images/snowflake.pngHoliday Hours

Town House will be closed Friday, December 24th, Monday, December 27th, and Friday, December 31st.

Transfer Station will be closed Friday, December 24th and Saturday, December 25th.
Transfer Station will close at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 31st and will be closed Saturday, January 1st.


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Thank you to our Season 15 Sponsor

Tomasso Trattoria, Southborough's premier dining establishment and winner of Best of Boston West, and their sister market Panzano Provviste have teamed up with Steeple to deliver great music and drive more dollars to local charities.

Thank you to Tom and Mary Prince and the rest of the team at Panzano and Tomasso for their generous support!
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Hello Music Lovers-
We are very excited to have the Jason Anick Trio gracing the Steeple Coffeehouse stage this Saturday, December 11, 2010.  This will be a CD Release Party!

Check out the fantastic dinner and show deal at our local gem, Tomasso Trattoria.  Details below.
Want to get out, but not sure if the kids will enjoy the show? We are offering affordable childcare.  Details below.

Saturday December 11 @ 7:30 -  The Jason Anick Trio


25 year old Jason Anick is a Boston based jazz violin and mandolin player.  Jason is well versed in a range of different styles (bebop/swing/gypsy jazz/rock/blues/bluegrass).  Jason began taking classical violin lessons at the age of 6, simultaneously picking up fiddle tunes around the house. He won his first fiddle contest at age 7. He met Stéphane Grappelli in 1996; a year later he found himself performing for President and Mrs. Clinton at the Martha's Vineyard Ag. Fair.


What people are saying:


"Have you heard Jason Anick play? He's killing!!! (that's musicians lingo,meaning he is sooooo good) Check him out---you'll thank me later"

--Matt Glaser (Strings department, Berklee college of music)


"This guy really swings! He is one of the only violinists I am aware of that has truly embraced the modern jazz idiom and is carving his own unique voice out of it. Pay close attention to Jason Anick's career--if he keeps growing at his present rate, he will be one of the bright lights of his generation."

--John Funkhouser (Berklee College of Music)

Music starts at 7:30 (doors open at 7:00).

In Advance: $15 General/ $12 Students & Seniors
At the Door: $18 General/ $15 Students & Seniors

Order online through Brown Paper Tickets.

Tomasso's Crazy Delicious Offer

Exclusive "Dinner & Show" Menu from
Tomasso Trattoria

This season, our sponsor Tomasso Trattoria will be offering a 3 course "Steeple Coffeehouse Pre-Concert" menu for $25 per person ($20 if prepaid with online ticket purchase). It will be available every Saturday that there is a show and is exclusively for concert ticket holders.
For current menu click here.
For complete details click here!
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Affordable Childcare!
We know that many of you want to come out but find it difficult and/or expensive to leave the kids home with a sitter.

We are offering experienced teenage sitters with adult supervision at the venue at a very affordable cost.

First child - $10 for the evening.
Additional children - $5 each for the evening.

The proceeds help support the annual Pilgrim Church Youth Group Mission Trip.

Please email joe@steeplecoffeehouse.org to reserve your spot(s).
Southborough Food Pantry
As you know, the proceeds from our coffee and dessert go towards great local charities. In keeping with our giving spirit, we're asking guests to bring items for the Southborough Food Pantry to each show.

Current needs:
Ragu Sauce
Canned Chicken
Laundry Detergent
Dish Detergent.

When donating items, please check the expiration dates as the Food Pantry won't be able to use expired items. Thank you!
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Aromatique Candles
Stonewall Kitchen Gift Baskets
 Holiday Centerpieces 

We have wonderful hostess gifts, teacher, and thank you gifts. 

Aromatique Christmas Candle
Smell of Christmas

Aromatique Smell of Christmas Gift Box

Aromatique Gift Sets


Gift Baskets
Stonewall Kitchen
Gift Baskets
Christmas Centerpiece
Fresh Holiday

Christmas Basket
Christmas Basket



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


Sports and Recreation
Sudbury Valley Trustees

Sunrise over Southborough

December 7, 2010 - Although the photo is not taken in Southborough but rather Route 9 and Research Drive in Westborough where looking East it shows the morning sun breaking beyond the former National Grid headquarters.

Mitch Hilbert and Darcy Hilbert at Mitch's Eagle Board of review this past Thursday 12/2/10 Kirkside Building. Westborough

Clean up Time

December 7, 2010 - Above: Members of the Middlesex 4-H Heritage Breed Livestock club do some late fall cleanup around Breakneck Hill Farm.  Club members enjoy learning about cows, chickens, goats, pigs and more at their 4-H meetings. Many of the members visit farms, attend workshops and show at the Annual Middlesex County 4-H Fair.  Below: Moooore  Hay!!!  The Breakneck Hill Cow Fund can always use more donations for feed and veterinary bills and incidentals such as fencing for the Southborough Belted Galloways (belties, oreo cows) The organization makes it easy to donate either via check or Paypal.  They could always use more members to help feed the cows in their winter home across the street from where they graze.  For more information on the 4-H club and the Breakneck Hill Cows click here. 

2011 Biggest Loser Winning Fitness Program

The Northborough and Southborough Rotary Clubs  2nd annual Biggest Loser Winning Fitness Program is back by popular demand.  Last year the combined weight loss of all participants was 1,356 lbs.  The winning team lost 10% body weight overall, and the winning individual lost 19.2%.  The program will again be held at Algonquin Regional High School Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:30, January 12-March 30, 2011.  Cost for the 12 week program is only $60. 

Each week there will be 3 major components of the program.  Local health care experts will speak on fitness/nutrition, exercise classes will be provided, and a motivational segment will help to keep you pumped up.  Many local health, nutrition, and fitness providers will help sponsor our event and offer discounts at their businesses.  There will be a team competition with prizes awarded to the team with the highest % weight loss.  Signing up as a team is highly encouraged but individuals are also welcome.

For more information please contact either Pam O’Donnell, Southborough Rotary Club, 508-481-6640, pamo823@hotmail.com or, Steve Georgeson, Northborough Rotary Club, 508-393-3481, sngeorgeson@gmail.com.

You're local pharmacy stores.  Can't make it to the store, call the pharmacy, prescriptions are delivered free.  Need a quick gift and card?  Short on school supplies for that special project?  Something to munch on?  Eaton Apothecary is located at Town Center on Cordaville Road (rte 85) just south of Route 9.

Space Weather News for Dec. 6, 2010

A spectacular filament of magnetism is snaking around the sun's southeastern limb.  From end to end it stretches more than 700,000 km--a full solar radius or almost twice the distance from Earth to the Moon. The massive structure is an easy target for backyard telescopes (monitoring is encouraged) and it has the potential for an impressive eruption if it happens to collapse in the hours or days ahead.  Check http://spaceweather.com for pictures and updates.

Good Morning,

I'm honored to have the opportunity to continue to represent you and the Middlesex & Worcester district as State Senator. In the weeks since the election, I've begun working on legislation to file for the next legislative session, which begins in January.  As I do that work, I want to be sure to hear directly from you about your ideas, your concerns, and your legislative priorities. 

Please join me at one of the upcoming community meetings I am hosting to discuss issues of importance to you and your ideas for the upcoming session.

Middlesex & Worcester District Listening Tour

Ayer: Monday December 6th, 7:00- 8:30pm
Town Hall 1st Floor Meeting room, 1 Main St, Ayer 

Westborough: Monday December 13th, 7:00- 8:30pm
Tatnuck Book Sellers, 18 Lyman St, Westborough 

Acton: Tuesday December 14th, 7:00- 8:30pm
Public Safety Facility Meeting Room 371 Main St, Acton 

Maynard: Thursday December 16, 7:00- 8:30pm
Town Hall Room 201, 195 Main St, Maynard 

I'll also be hosting a fifth meeting, in Marlborough, in early January (date and location TBA). If you'd like to receive a personal notification once that meeting date has been set, please email me at James.Eldridge@MASenate.gov

I hope to see you at one of these five meetings -- please come out and tell me what's on your mind!  Forward this email along to anyone you think might be interested in attending one of the community meetings.

 Jamie Eldridge
State Senator

Middlesex Worcester District

State House, Room 213A
Boston, MA 02133-1054

Website: www.SenatorEldridge.com
Email: James.Eldridge@masenate.gov
Phone: 617-722-1120
Fax:     617-722-1089

Southborough Police Department

19 Main Street

Southborough, MA 01772

Chief Jane Moran

Neighborhood and Home Crime Prevention

Most   residential   burglars  devote  little if  any time to  the  advance planning  of  any  specific

break-in.  Their crimes, for the most part, are crimes of opportunity.  They pick what appears to be an easy mark.  The more you can do to keep your home from looking like an easy target, the safer you are.  

The first step in improving overall security is to take a hard look at the security measures already in use in your home.  Here are a few key points to remember when doing a check of your house:

Landscaping and Yard Security

Exterior and Interior Lighting

Security Systems

Home Security Survey

Other Home Security Information

Landscaping and Yard Security

Few alterations to your landscaping could be enough to ward off intruders.  To avoid detection, intruders target houses surrounded by hedges and shrubs.  Although very pleasant to look at, thick bushes and shrubs hamper visibility from the street and neighbors houses.  Shrubbery should be trimmed within four (4) feet of any sidewalks, driveways, doors or gates and should be maintained at a height of not more than two (2) feet.  Trees should be pruned as to not offer and intruder access to second floor windows.  Helpful hints: place large gauge gravel on the ground near windows.  The noise caused by intruders walking on it may become a deterrent.  Plant spiny (thorny) plants along fences and under windows.  This may discourage even the most nimble intruder. 

Street Numbers

Street Numbers should be easily visible from the street.  Critical time can be saved by emergency responders when street addresses for the house are visible from the street.

Exterior Lighting

It is a known fact, that good lighting is a deterrent to crime.  While any lighting will help reduce your risk of becoming a victim, proper lights used correctly will be the most effective deterrent to criminal activity.  Lights are important, especially in the rear of the house, where intruders do most of their work.  Motion lights are a very effective use of exterior lights. 

Interior Lighting

When residents go out for the evening, usually they turn off all the lights, and leave the one by the front door on.  This could be a signal for the intruder that no one is home.  We suggest that leaving a few lights on and perhaps the radio would be a better deterrent.

Home Security Survey

Do you keep a “Personal Property Inventory List” in a safe place?  Personal Property Inventory List would help recover stolen property in the event of a theft.  Photos of jewelry and other expensive items would help law enforcement identify stolen property if the burglar tries to fence or sell items locally.  Keep all appraisals and personal important papers in a safe properly secured down.  Remember…a safe, although heavy, can be lifted and taken if not secured to some sort of foundation.

Home Security Systems

There are many different home security systems out there.  Choosing the right one is a matter of personal preference.  Please take the time to research the one best suited for your home.

Safety tips at Home

Please remember there are things that resident can to help reduce crimes in your neighborhood. 

-          Always be observant of your surroundings.  Pay attention to your gut feeling if you    notice something out of the ordinary.

-          Get to know your neighbors.  They are always a great extra pair of eyes on your property when you’re not home.

-          Use the security devices that you have. 

-          Have emergency numbers near your home phone.

-          Be suspicious of people loitering around your neighborhood and call the police when it happens!

-          Do not let strangers use your telephone. 

-          Use a Southborough Police Department Vacation Check form when on vacation.

Another member of the Greatest Generation is gone. John Cronin Baker of Morro Bay went to the arms of his Savior Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. Born in Massachusetts in 1923 to John Walter Baker and Barbara Cronin, he was the eldest of four children. His family cultivated in him the virtues of hard work and service to others. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, Eighth Army 366th Bomb Group, 305th Squadron. He was the top turret gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. He flew 32 missions over France and Germany, including two on D-Day. Some of his honors included the Good Conduct Medal, EAME Ribbon with three Battle Stars, Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. He returned to his hometown of Southborough, Mass., and worked in and eventually bought the service station there. He joined the volunteer fire department and responded whenever the alarm sounded. He courted Doris Lent of Maynard, Mass., and married in 1947. Soon John and Natalie were born to the young family. When our Dad realized there was more room for advancement in the West, he packed up his family and moved to California. He found work at McDonald Douglas Aircraft and continued his search for a break in the fire service. Soon he was working for the Glendale Fire Department as a fireman, and daughters Gail and Donna joined the happy little family. Later he was a captain in the Downey Fire Department. In 1961, he accepted the position of chief with the Lompoc Fire Department, where he found great joy in bringing a professional approach to the fire service. During this time, he created the Fire Service program at Alan Hancock College, a program known for its excellence, which survives him. His efforts in the fire service have inspired many to be the very best they can be. At least eight men who have been influenced by him have gone on to become fire chiefs, another of his legacies. In 1968, his beloved wife, Doris, died. He married again in 1969 to Donna Harrigan. His career took them to Vallejo, Calif., where he served as chief - he retired in 1973. They were blessed with a son, Adrian, and daughter, Sonja, and in 1977, they settled in Morro Bay. He was a familiar figure, and served on the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce, Morro Bay City Council and St. Peter''s Episcopal Church in many roles. He initiated the first Independence Day fireworks show on the football field at Morro Bay High School in 1986. Many people knew him as the Bernardoz ice cream man. His shop was on Main Street from 1985 to 1995, and he loved to talk with all his friends who visited him to view the World War II mementos while munching their ice cream. He entered Morro Bay politics and served on the City Council. He found time to enjoy playing in the County Band, the White Caps and his own Morro Bay German Band. John leaves behind a loving family including his wife of 41 years, Donna; sister, Barbara of Westboro, Mass.; daughters Natalie Curry of Lompoc, Gail Goodhue of Morro Bay, Donna Fancher of Shingle Springs, Calif., and Sonja Baker of Encinitas, Calif.; son, Adrian and his fiancé Britiany Cargill and little Avery of Atascadero; and grandsons Justin Curry of Lompoc and David Goodhue of Morro Bay. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris; brothers Lawrence and Adrian; and son, John. A service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at St. Peter''s by the Sea Episcopal Church, 545 Shasta Ave. in Morro Bay. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Peter''s Episcopal Church or the National Parkinson''s Foundation, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD, 21741-5018. Good-bye, Dad. Farewell, Friend and Mentor. We love you, Chief. We will miss you very much. You have been an inspiration to all of us. We love you for the courage you have showed us and for the lessons of service to others

Sports and Recreation
Algonquin Regional High School

Tuesday 12/7

Wednesday 12/8

Thursday 12/9

Friday 12/10

4:00PM B FR Basketball vs. Marlborough High School

4:00PM G FR Basketball @ Marlborough High School

5:30PM B JV Basketball vs. Marlborough High School

5:30PM G JV Basketball @ Marlborough High School

7:00PM B V Basketball vs. Marlborough High School

7:00PM G V Basketball @ Marlborough High School

Sat 12/11 - Sun 12/12

Sat 12/11 9:00AM B V Indoor Track @ Wachusett Invitational @ Wachusett

Sat 12/11 9:00AM G V Indoor Track @ Wachusett Invitational @ Wachusett

Sat 12/11 10:00AM B V Wrestling @ St. John's Prep - Tournament

Sat 12/11 1:50PM G V Ice Hockey vs. Cathedral High School

Sat 12/11 6:40PM B V Ice Hockey vs. Northstar Jamboree Vs Wachusett

Sat 12/11 7:50PM B V Ice Hockey vs. Northstar Jamboree vs Hopkinton

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

Tuesday 12/7

Wednesday 12/8

Thursday 12/9

Friday 12/10

Sat 12/11 - Sun 12/12

Sat 12/11 8:40PM B V Ice Hockey vs. OPEN DATE (Jamboree)

Local Shop

December 6, 2010 - Local Artisan and writer, Pam Esty and family showed off their handicrafts and artisan works this weekend at the annual craft sale at Chestnut Hill Farm.



celebrations,Christmas,Christmas trees,Christmastime,cropped images,cropped pictures,decorations,holidays,PNG,special occasions,transparent backgrounds,trees Marlborough, MA (December 6, 2010) --Marlborough Hospital will light the hospital’s “Tree of Light” at 5 pm on Friday, December 16. Guests will gather in the Leahy Conference Center for some holiday refreshments and the fourth grade chorus at the 1st Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb School will provide entertainment.

This year, Barbara Donnelly of Marlborough will "light" the tree. A retired Marlborough Hospital nurse, Barbara worked for 35 years in many different departments throughout the hospital and is a well-known member of the Marlborough Hospital family. Barbara, the mother of six children, 12 grand children and six great-grandchildren, raised her family in Marlborough.

The Tree of Light will be decorated with angels, shining stars, snowflakes and twinkling lights. The lights and decorations are gifts from patients, family members, employees and friends of the hospital. An “angel” may be purchased in memory of a loved one or a “shining star” can be purchased in honor of a physician, nurse or any hospital employee who provided compassionate care to a patient or a family member.  Snowflakes and lights represent gratefulness to the hospital for care or simply as a “thank you” to the hospital for being here in the community.

Since 1890, Marlborough Hospital has provided quality and compassionate care to the residents of the community. The Tree of Light represents the patients, the hospital staff and the members of the community that the hospital has served for 120 years.

For more information about purchasing an ornament or to learn more about the Tenth Annual Tree of Light, contact Ellen Carlucci, Marlborough Hospital, director of development at Marlborough Hospital 508-486-5807.

White Alz Logo, Purple BG 
Annual Awards Celebration
Prudential Center Night of Purple Light
 30 Awards  
Governor Deval Patrick & Diane Patrick
(acceptance by Katherine Patrick)
Willie & Janet Washington
Shirley Gordon
Victor Carvalho, Eric Eskander and
Kevin Andrade
Bernice Osborne-Pollard
2010 Research Award Grantees

featuring premiere of
Memory Ride, the Video
by Flag Day Productions
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
4 pm reception / 5 pm program
Arsenal Center for the Arts
Watertown, MA

Prudential Night of Purple Light
Sunday, December 12, 2010
4:30 pm
Belvidere Pavillion
Prudential Center, Boston
Please join us at these special events as we celebrate the spirit of the cause. Let us know if you can attend by clicking on the listings above.

We hope to see you this week.
Admission is Free to Both Events
Call 617.868.6718 for information
Got a great Christmas Display? Contest

December 6, 2010 - The Southborough News will begin its First Annual Holiday Lighting Display contest.  If you have a house that you think is worthy of this award, send it in JPEG form to editor@southboroughnews.com If I receive at least five photos, I will post the photos and set up a polling message on the Southborough Forums.  The top three winners will each get a $25 gift certificate to keep or donate to their local charity.  The Southborough News will then match it with two $30 gift certificates (one for the Southborough food pantry and one to the Southborough Youth and Family services - in time for the holidays) So join in and let's help out in a fun way.

1. Send Jpeg photo to editor@southboroughnews.com

2.  All photos must be in by 6:00 PM December 15, 2010

3.  A poll for the photos will be placed at that date on the Southborough Forums

4.  Votes will be closed and tallied December 16, 2010 and winners announced

5.  Gift Certificates will be awarded to the top 3 vote getters.  The top vote winner will also be     receive a specially engraved tree ornament with the family name engraved on it.  This award has been donated anonymously for the contest.

In observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day the Governor has requested both the American and Commonwealth Flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset tomorrow, December 7th

From the Governor

Please be advised that Governor Patrick has requested that the United States and Commonwealth flags be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

This gubernatorial order applies to:

1. The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls
2.  Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings
3.  All state military installations

Sudbury Valley Trustees


Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Thursday, December  09, 7:00pm -9:00pm

Please join historian and philosopher Doug Seale at SVT’s Wolbach Farm on Thursday, December 9th to hear Doug speak about the “Meaning of Wilderness.” 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.   Members: Free, Non-Members: $10

Registration required.  SVT Members: free, Non-Members: $10 

For additional information and registration, visit www.svtweb.org or call 978-443-5588 X10.

Dry Out

December 6, 2010 - The Wachusett Aqueduct is down a bit so that repairs can be made to the gates that help hold the water back.

Sports and Recreation

From the Southborough Recreation Office

Current Events & Programs:

Free Skate
schedule for St. Mark's

12/28 - 12/31
9:30 - 12:00
K - Grade 3

4th Annual Gobble Wobble

The Friends of Recreation and the Recreation Commission would like to thank all of you and the sponsors for another successfull Gobble Wobble.

Race Results

Raffle-winning numbers-Pick up at Rec Office starting Tuesday, 11/30 from 9am - 4:30pm

Recreation Commission Meeting
December 2, 2010, 7:30pm, Rec Office

The Great Roundup

Prepping the herd

Leading the Herd

head 'm up and move them out

the one that didn't want to go

winter range

Happy Shoppers

December 5, 2010 - Scout troop 92 held their annual kids shop Saturday.  Above, savvy shoppers pose.

Senior Center Activities

6 Monday 7Tuesday 8 Wednesday 9 Thursday 10 Friday 11 Saturday
8:30 am Health clinic 8:30 am Walking Group 8:30 am Health clinic 9:30 Mah Jongg
9:45 Yankee Candle Factory tour

12:30 PM

Holiday Party

9:30 Tai Chi
9:30 Learning Pool game strategies
9:30 cribbage 11:00 Senior Singers 10 AM Creative Writers 12:00 Pitch 10 canasta
12:00 Blue Plate Special 12:00 Ping Pong 1:00 Bridge  
2:00 Fitness
12:00 Pitch
11:00 Book club
5:00 Business Advisory Council 1:00 PM water aerobics
1:00 PM Water Aerobics 2:00 Fitness  

Click here for the Senior Center Website

Support Our Senior Centers:

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

Sunday  5

Monday  6

Tuesday 7

Wednesday 8

Thursday 9

Friday 10

Saturday 11

closed Preschool Story Time
Dec 06 10:30 AM  



Southborough Library  website:  Click here

Southborough meetings

December 6 to December 10, 2010





Historical Commission - Agenda 12/6 6:00 PM Historical Museum, 25 Common street

Metrowest Regional Transit Authority - Agenda


4:30 PM

37 Waverly St. Framingham, MA

Assabet Valley Regional School Committee - Agenda 12/7 7:00 PM School Committee Conference Room, Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlboro
Board of Commissioners of Trust Fund - Agenda 12/7 5:30 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Library Board of Trustees - Agenda 12/7 5:30 PM Southborough Library
Board of Selectmen - Agenda 12/7 6:30 pm McAuliffe Hearing Room Town House
Youth Commission - Agenda 12/7 7:00 PM Conference Room Fayville Village Hall
Board of Assessors - Agenda 12/8 8:30 AM Small meeting room, 2nd floor, Town House
Metropolitan Area Planning Commission - Agenda 12/8 9:30 AM Third floor Conference Room, 60 Temple Place, Boston
Municipal Technology Committee - Agenda 12/8 8:30 PM Town Administrator's office town house
Woodward School Council - Agenda 12/8 3;15 Office Conference Room, Woodward Elementary School
Zoning Advisory Committee - Agenda 12/8 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Cultural Arts Council - Agenda 12/8 7:15 PM Arts Center, 21 Highland Street
Green Technology and Recycling Committee - Agenda 12/9 7:30 PM Conference Room, DPW Building, Cordaville Road

Library Seeks Part-time Technology Assistant

Provide tech support for public and staff computers at the library; troubleshoot and resolve computer and printer issues; recommend software and hardware purchases in conjunction with municipal technology consultant and C/W MARS; update library web site and other electronic communication and fulfill other functions as needed. Will be instrumental in developing a technology plan for the library, then managing its implementation.

6-8 hours/week.  $17.99 per hour.

This is a part-time, non-benefited position.
Position open until filled, latest: December 15, 2010

Minimum requirements: bachelor’s degree, 1-3 years prior work experience in a technology environment, or any equivalent combination; flexibility, motivation and a proven ability to maximize computer efficiency in a busy, networked environment.

Submit letter of application, resume, and three references to:

Jane Cain, Library Director

Southborough Library
25 Main Street
Southborough, MA 01772

Closing date:
12/24/10, or when filled



There will be no parking on any public way in the Town of Southborough from 12 midnight until 6:00 a.m. and furthermore, there will be no parking on any public way during any snowstorm in the Town of Southborough. Vehicles parked will be towed at the owner’s expense (according to the Town’s Code).


This Ban will be in effect from December 1, 2010 through March 15, 2011.


Illegal parking during unusual storms occurring before or after the Ban will be dealt with according to Section 152-6 of the Code of the Town of Southborough.

Southborough Library to Host Local Author Vincent Femia to share his  Patriot Pride-Tuesday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m.

       The Southborough Public Library will host local author Vin Femia, who just published his second book, this one entitled, Patriot Pride : the 50 Year Rise of the New England Patriots as Seen Through a Fan’s Eyes on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., at the Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, MA.

No team but the Patriot could move most New Englanders as they do:  a unique, vagabond group of players until they settled in a little town in Massachusetts, a mediocre team for most of its first 40 years, until suddenly, in 2001, everything turned around.  They’re one of New England’s sports dynasties, in the past decade winning three Super Bowls and narrowly missing a fourth.

This would be a great way to enjoy the football season this year on an evening when there’s no football on TV. Call the Southborough Public Library for more information or to register at 508.485.5031 for the December 7 exploration of Patriot Pride by Vincent Femia. Bring a friend or a fan!

Sports and Recreation
NRG Bar Run

December 5, 2010 - Dan O'Rourke and company ran fifty miles yesterday stopping at Whole Food Markets to let people know to read labels and eat healthy.  The fifty miles was into Boston and back out running the Boston Marathon route back to Hopkinton.