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December 26, 2010 - January 1, 2011

Southborough News wishes all a very Happy and Safe New Year

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

Skating Rink at Woodward

December 31, 2010 - Skaters enjoy the rink at its new location at Woodward School.

©2010 Tatnuck Bookseller
Westborough Shopping Center
Route 9 & Lyman Street
Westborough, MA 01581

Good morning to Sparkles' friends~

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation has designated a special section in the Walk of Honor to honor and remember Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog and her fire safety efforts. Please consider joining this worthy cause by making a donation for a brick in this special section.

The brick walkway links the official National Fallen Firefighters Monument honoring all fallen firefighter heroes to the historic firefighters Chapel as it winds its way through the National Memorial Park, site of the annual National Memorial service. Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in 1992 to honor all fallen firefighters and to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives.

Now is the time to show your support for fire safety education and the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation by helping to complete this permanent tribute to the American fire service.

Attached you will find a information on Sparkles' Memorial pathway on the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Walk of Honor in Emmitsburg, Maryland at the National Fire Academy campus.

You have two options for ordering bricks (please note the first option has very short deadline of December 31): 1)The first bricks will be laid in June. In order to have your bricks laid at that time, please contact Judy Whitlow at 301-447-7913 by December 31st (she will be in the office the rest of the day today and from the 27th-30th) 2) All breaks ordered after December 31 will be placed on Sparkles' walkway at a later time.

A memorial service is being planned for June in Emmitsburg. More information will be forthcoming.

Thank you and have a safe and blessed holiday.

Dayna, Siren and Tango

Busy Times

December 31, 2010 - In the last two days there were many trips to the transfer station for many residents.  The station will not open again until next Wednesday.

Sports and Recreation
ARHS Varsity Game

December 31, 2010 - ARHS  Varsity boys fell to North Middlesex 65-51.  They pulled to within 10 at one point.

Shoot Time

December 31, 2010 - ARHS JV Girls Basketball took on North Middlesex last night winning 66 - 36.

New Hampshire Learn to Ski or Ride Free Week Reminder

We want to remind you that New Hampshire's ski areas are participating in our second annual Learn to Ski or Ride Free Week, January 3-9, 2011!

This is your chance to get that family or friend on the snow that has been thinking about trying out skiing or snowboarding. 

The process is simple:
-visit SkiNH.com to register
-print the coupon upon completing registration
-contact a participating ski area to make a reservation
-go get hooked on skiing or riding!

Lesson inventory is limited, so act now if you know someone who may want to participate.

Winter Trails

Winter Trails Day offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports.

The 16th annual Winter Trails Day is on January 8, 2011 and involves almost 100 resorts and Nordic Centers nationwide, and gets 11,000 kids and adults on the snow each year.

Winter Trails programs and activities vary in size and scope, as each venue chooses a program that will introduce these sports to their communities. Select the state or area to see the locations that are participating. Each Winter Trails event is run by a local organization or business. If you have questions about the location nearest you or if you have a group you wish to bring, please contact the venue directly for details.

The sport offering at each location varies, so please check the specific venue listing for details.   Most Winter Trails events are located at Nordic centers or on public lands operated by the U.S. Forest Service or the National Parks Service. Many locations offer education programs and trail tours. Equipment and trail fees are free.

For information about Winter Trails, please contact Reese Brown (reese@rdbevents.com) 802-236-3021.


Holiday Hours

Town House will be closed Friday, December 31st.

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

Town House will close one hour earlier on Friday, January 14th -- at 11:00 am instead of noon.

 Miriam (Mimi) Baxter Harlow, 77, passed away peacefully December 26, 2010 in St. Augustine. Born in Detroit, Michigan on April 28, 1933, she resided at Glenmoor with her husband of 51 years, A. Brooks Harlow, Jr. Mimi was a graduate of Liggett School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and the University of Michigan where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Mimi was a loving mother to Fay School boarding students in Southborough, MA from 1967 to 1988. She is survived by her husband, A. Brooks Harlow, Jr., two daughters, Alice Harlow Ronconi and Elizabeth Harlow Robinson, a son, A. Brooks Harlow, III, and a brother, Richard V. Baxter. Mimi was greatly loved by her six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Glenmoor on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mimi Harlow Scholarship Fund at Fay School, 48 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.

The Governor has ordered the American and Commonwealth Flags lowered to half staff in honor of Officer John Maguire of the Woburn Police Department who was killed in the line of duty from sunrise to sunset on Friday, December 31, 2010

Pursuant to gubernatorial protocol:

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 to sunset on Friday, December 31, 2010, in honor of Officer John Maguire of the Woburn Police Department, who was killed in the line of duty on December 26, 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

As a result of the holiday, The Recovery Connection will be closed this Friday, December 31st for the day. We will re-open on Monday, January 3rd at 8:00am. We wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year. The 1:15-2:15 "Daily Dose" NA meeting will not take place on that day.

The Recovery Connection

  31 Main Street

  Marlborough, MA 01752

Sports and Recreation

December 29, 2010 - The ARHS team overpowered Nashoba 53 to 8.

ARHS Boys Basketball

December 29, 2010 - The ARHS Boys Varsity team played Nashoba last night in an exciting OT win, 50-49.

Santa Wheels

December 28, 2010 - Looks whose driving.

CSX Meeting on the Agenda

December 28, 2010 - The Southborough Board Of Selectmen will be having a discussion on the Westborough Transflo/CSX project on Tues. Jan 4 at 7:15pm. 



Westborough Planning Board Meeting November 9, 2010



From Post Road Art Center

Post Road Art Center

1 Boston Post Road East

Marlborough, Ma. 01752



Marlborough, MA

Yesterday was the first day of the Drop-Off for the Food Show 2011!  You have until January 6th to enter this show. This is our first ever food-themed show, and we can't wait to see what you come up with! Registration forms are on our website.     




WORCESTER – Worcester County Sheriff-Elect Lew Evangelidis announced today that he will officially be sworn in at 7PM on January 5, 2011 at Wachusett Regional High School in Holden.  Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray will be administering his official oath of office.  


Evangelidis was elected Worcester County Sheriff on November 2, 2010.  He is a former assistant district attorney, assistant state prosecutor and most recently served as State Representative for the 1st District of Worcester. 


Sheriff-Elect Evangelidis said, “I am truly honored that the voters have given me the opportunity to serve as Worcester County Sheriff.  It was important for me to hold this ceremony in my home town and the Wachusett School District has been generous enough to allow us to use the newly renovated facilities.”


Evangelidis continued, “Lt. Governor Murray was gracious enough to agree to administer the official oath of office.  As someone who spent his early childhood in the heart of Worcester, it will be great to have a fellow Worcester native administer the oath of office.” 


Sheriff-Elect Evangelidis put together a transition team right after the election to begin analysis of Sheriff’s Office policies and procedures, including: personnel allocation, budget funding and expenditures, management structure, safety guidelines and protocol, as well as community programs. Named to the Transition Team are Reed Hillman, former Colonel of the MA State Police; former Sheriff Peter Foreman; and David Tuttle, former State Representative from Barre.


“My goal from day one is to hit the ground running,” Sheriff-elect Evangelidis said.  “With this transition team advising me daily, I am gaining a comprehensive understanding of how the Sheriff’s Department operates and the best approach to institute meaningful reforms.”


Once sworn in, Sheriff-elect Evangelidis will name a number of  program review transition teams to assist his top to bottom review of the Sheriff’s Office, including substance abuse treatment programs, post-incarceration transition, infrastructure needs, the community service program, and much more.


This event is open to the public and all guests are invited to the high school cafeteria for light refreshments following the ceremony.  


Sports and Recreation
Now Open

December 28, 2010 - The Skating rink at Woodward School is now open according the Recreation Department.  Unknown for how long though if we get the warming trend they are forcasting.

Weather will be warming up so this maybe the only day this week to have it open.

Current Events & Programs:


Free Skate
schedule for St. Mark's


December 28, 29, 30
$2/pp drop in



Recreation Commission Meeting
January 6, 2010, 7:30pm, Rec Office

All is Said and Done

December 27, 2010 - The Southborough DPW rumbles along Common Street past St. Mark's fields enroute to keeping up with the snow.  Southborough escaped with a snowfall around ten inches and some strong winds.  Left to plow would be just snow drifts and homeowners that have removed their snow onto the street.

A Couple of Different Ways that residents and Schools Took care of the Snow

December 27, 2010 - Above - A grounds crew member at Fay School takes care of the snow one way while most homeowners used the snow blower below photo.

Handmade with Love

December 27, 2010 - Southborough resident Frank Landry created this crèche from 200 year old barn boards from New Hampshire.  The shingles were collected from their camp on the cape.  The crèche was donated to St. Matthew's church in memory of his wife Pat Landry who recently passed away a few months ago.


December 27, 2010 - The sunsets after the storm along the CSX railroad tracks at the Southborough/Westborough town line.

Sports and Recreation

5:00PM B V Ice Hockey @ Metro West Tournament Postponed to 12/29

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Southborough Recreation Current Events & Programs:

The Recreation office will be closed

Monday, December 27



Free Skate
schedule for St. Mark's


December 28, 29, 30
$2/pp drop in

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

Recreation Commission Meeting
January 6, 2010, 7:30pm, Rec Office

State of Emergency Declared

December 26, 2010 - Vehicles along Route 9 take it slow during the start of the 2010 blizzard.


Winter Storm Presents Challenges from Travel, Power Outages and Coastal Flooding


FRAMINGHAM, MA – At 12:10PM on Sunday, December 26, 2010, Governor Deval Patrick declared a State of Emergency in response to the potential impacts of the winter storm. It is expected to produce widespread heavy snowfall, periods of zero visibility, high winds, power outages, coastal flooding, and beach erosion. 


The declaration of a State of Emergency will enable the Governor to take the appropriate steps to mobilize many of the Commonwealth’s assets, such as the National Guard, and conduct other emergency business to assist local communities is their response to and recovery from the many impacts of this winter storm.


The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information about MEMA and Winter Preparedness, go to www.mass.gov/mema. Follow MEMA updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Travel Problems

December 26, 2010 - Route 85 near Mt. Vickery Road above and below the intersection of Route 85 and Southville Road.  Road conditions from the storm are making it tough going.  If you can it is advised that you stay off the roads and let the plows keep up with the storm. Click here for updated travel information from the state. 

Waiting for the Snowstorm

December 26, 2010 - Snowmen wait patiently for the snow to fly.



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.


Senior Center Activities

27 Monday 28Tuesday 29 Wednesday 30 Thursday 31 Friday 1 Saturday
Closed 8:30 am Walking Group 8:30 am Health clinic 9:30 Mah Jongg
9:30 Tai Chi
9:30 Pool
11:00 Senior Singers 10 AM Creative Writers 12:00 Pitch
12:00 Ping Pong 1:00 Bridge
12:00 Pitch
5:00 Business Advisory Council
  2 pm fitness  

Click here for the Senior Center Website

Support Our Senior Centers:

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

The library will be closed on Friday, December 24, and reopen on Tuesday morning, December 28.  We will also be closed Friday and Saturday, December 31 and January 1, 2011. Happy holidays, everyone!

Sunday  26

Monday  27

Tuesday 28

Wednesday 29

Thursday 30

Friday 31

Saturday 1



Closed Closed

Southborough Library  website:  Click here

Southborough meetings

December 28 to December 31, 2010





No Meetings Scheduled
Sports and Recreation
ARHS Sports

Sunday 12/26

Monday 12/27

12:40PM G V Ice Hockey vs. Weymouth High School Postponed to 2/7

1:10PM B JV Ice Hockey vs. St. Johns H.S.

5:00PM B V Ice Hockey @ Metro West Tournament

Tuesday 12/28

9:00AM B V Indoor Track @ Wachusett - Frosh/Soph Meet @Wacjisett

4:00PM B FR Basketball vs. Nashoba Regional H.S.

4:00PM G FR Basketball @ Nashoba Regional H.S.

5:30PM B JV Basketball vs. Nashoba Regional H.S.

5:30PM G JV Basketball @ Nashoba Regional H.S.

7:00PM B V Basketball vs. Nashoba Regional H.S.

7:00PM G V Basketball @ Nashoba Regional H.S.

Wednesday 12/29

9:30AM B V Wrestling @ Framingham Tournament

1:00PM B JV Ice Hockey vs. Shrewsbury High School

3:00PM G V Ice Hockey @ Gardner High School

5:00PM B V Ice Hockey @ Metro West Tournament - Consulation

7:30PM B V Ice Hockey @ Metro West Tournament - Final

Thursday 12/30

9:30AM B V Wrestling @ Framingham Tournament

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

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

5:30PM B JV Basketball vs. North Middlesex H S

5:30PM G JV Basketball @ North Middlesex H S

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

7:00PM G V Basketball @ North Middlesex H S


Sunday 12/26

Monday 12/27

10:00AM B JV Ice Hockey vs. Westboro High School

2:40PM B V Ice Hockey vs. Groton-DunstableReg H .S.

Tuesday 12/28

12:10PM B JV Ice Hockey vs. Bellingham High School

Wednesday 12/29

1:10PM B V Ice Hockey @ Fitchburg High School

Thursday 12/30

11:00AM G JV Basketball @ Whittier Reg Tech HS

12:30PM G V Basketball @ Whittier Reg Tech HS

ARHS Hockey