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January 16, 2011 - January 22, 2011

Derby 2011

January 22, 2011 - The races were on and going strong today as the annual Cub Scout derby took place.  More photos to follow tomorrow.


And the Cold Now Comes

Wind chill watch in effect from late Sunday night through monday morning,
The NWS in taunton has issued a wind chill watch, which is in effect from late Sunday night through Monday morning.
Locations, south central and southwest New Hampshire, central and western Massachusetts and western hartford county.
Hazards, dangerously cold wind chill values.
Wind chill values, 25 to 35 degrees below zero.
Winds, northwest 5 to 10 mph.
Temperatures, 10 to 20 degrees below zero.
Timing, late Sunday night through mid morning Monday.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A wind chill watch is issued when there is the potential for wind chills to fall to -25 degrees or colder for at least 3 hours. A wind chill index below -30 can bring on frostbite in as little as 10 minutes. Outdoor exposure should be limited in these conditions.

 

MEMA OFFERS PRECAUTIONS FOR EXTREME COLD WEATHER

 

FRAMINGHAM, MA – “According the National Weather Service forecast, we can anticipate extremely low temperatures throughout the region for the next few days.  Therefore, we all should consider taking precautions to minimize the dangers presented by such severe weather,” stated Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Acting Director Kurt Schwartz. “To that end, MEMA presents these cold weather safety tips.”

 

·       Continue to be aware of extreme weather conditions by monitoring Media reports.

·       Make sure you always have a well-stocked Winter Home Emergency Supply Kit that includes flashlights, portable radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable food and a manual can opener.

·       Minimize outside activities, particularly the elderly and very young.  Also, consider your pets.

·       If outside, dress in several layers of loose fitting, lightweight clothing, rather than a single layer of heavy clothing.  Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent.  Wear a hat, mittens and sturdy waterproof boots, protecting your extremities.  Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.

·       Ensure you have sufficient heating fuel, as well as emergency heating equipment in case you lose electricity.

·       When utilizing alternate heating sources, such as your fireplace, wood stove or space heater, take the necessary safety precautions.  Keep a fire extinguisher handy; ensuring everyone knows how to use it properly. Test smoke alarms and Carbon Monoxide (CO) detectors.

·       If you lose your heat, seal off unused rooms by stuffing towels in the cracks under the doors. At night, cover windows with extra blankets or sheets.

·       Food provides the body with energy for producing its own heat.

·       Be a good neighbor. Check with elderly or relatives and friends who may need additional assistance to ensure their safety.

  

·       To keep pipes from freezing, wrap them in insulation or layers of newspapers, covering the newspapers with plastic to keep out moisture. Allow a trickle of warm water to run from a faucet that is farthest from your water meter or one that has frozen in the past.  This will keep the water moving so that it cannot freeze.  Learn how to shut off your water if a pipe bursts.

·    If pipes freeze, remove insulation, completely open all faucets and pour hot water over the pipes or wrap them with towels soaked in hot water, starting where they are most exposed to the cold.  A hand-held hair dryer, used with caution, also works well.

  •  Make sure your car is properly winterized.  Keep the gas tank at least half-full.  Carry a Winter  Emergency Car Kit in the trunk including blankets, extra clothing, flashlight with spare  batteries, a can and waterproof matches (to melt snow for drinking water), non-perishable foods, windshields scraper, shovel, sand, towrope and jumper cables.

 

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 Weather Preparedness, go to the MEMA website at www.mass.gov/mema. Follow MEMA updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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Recreation still has openings for

  • Soccer Tots - Jan. 22, 10:15 - 11:15am, Woodward Gym, $75 
  • PK Basketball - Jan. 22, 8:45 - 10am, Woodward Gym, $85
  • Skating lessons at St. Marks. - Jan. 23, 5pm, $115

Drop-in registrations will be accepted. 

Doreen Ferguson, Director
Southborough Recreation
 
 

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Valentine Workshop

Valentine-heart envelope


First in a series of Art Stamping Workshops 

Offered by Tessa Stephens

 

Sunday, February 6, 2011

2 - 3:30pm

South Union (Rec/Art Center)

Grades K-3

$35

 

Introduce your child to the many uses of artistic stamping.  This is a first in a series of stamping activities to expand your child's stamping talents and collection. 

 

The fee includes:

  •  Stampwheel/inkpad with 2 patterns
  • 3 Complete projects
    (valentine cards, stationary and treat boxes)
  • Valentine snack

 

 The first 10 people to register by January 28, noon will receive a bonus good bag which includes additional stamps, ink pad, paper and envelopes.

 

Southborough Recreation
Award Presentation

January 22, 2011 - At halftime during the Boys basketball game, the Varsity Field Hockey team was recognized for the tremendous season, winning the Central Mass Div I Championship and making it to the State Finals, both a first for the Algonquin Field Hockey program.  Senior co-captains Kelsey McGowan and Kate Sullivan hold the banner that will be hung on the wall.

Middlesex DA Leone, Senator Karen Spilka, Representative Carolyn Dykema, & Representative Kate Hogan File Comprehensive Legislative Package To Address Domestic Violence

Legislation Also Fixes Related Issues that Emerged in the Heather Alleyne Murder and Mortimer Family Murder Cases

BOSTON – A comprehensive Domestic Violence legislative package aimed at addressing domestic violence and increasing the penalties against repeat, violent batterers was filed by Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, State Senator Karen Spilka, State Representative Carolyn Dykema, and State Representative Kate Hogan today.

The three crucial bills; An Act Providing for the Release of the Body of a Deceased Person to Family Members; An Act Providing for Protection from DV; and An Act to Permit the Setting of Both Cash Bail and Pretrial Conditions in Domestic Violence Matters; would reform and strengthen currently existing laws against repeat batterers and provide additional safeguards to victims of domestic violence.

            “These three bills address significant gaps in our ability to properly serve victims of domestic violence and ensure that victims of repeat, violent domestic batterers are protected to the fullest of our abilities,” District Attorney Leone said.  “I’m proud to stand with Senator Spilka, Representative Dykema, and Representative Hogan as partners in our attempts to better serve and protect those who are victimized and seriously impacted by the traumatizing effects of domestic violence.”

            “Domestic Violence is an unfortunate reality for too many families in Massachusetts,” said Representative Dykema (D-Holliston).  “I’m proud to be working with DA Leone to sponsor this legislation that will provide more legal tools to ensure justice for victims.”

            “This is a comprehensive package that will go far to address many of the issues unfortunately faced by too many of our citizens,” stated Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland).  “I assisted the family of Heather Alleyne as they struggled to lay their daughter to rest, and my heart broke.  We must ensure that no family has to endure that again.  In addition, we must continue to do all we can to assist the victims of domestic violence, men and women who often don’t know where to turn, feel they have no voice, or are fearful for their lives.  I am honored to be working on such worthwhile legislation with DA Leone, Representative Dykema, and Representative Hogan.”

“The passage of "Heather's Bill" is one of my legislative priorities this session,” Representative Hogan (D-Stow) said.  “The inability of the Marcheterre's to bury their daughter, due to legal objections by her alleged murderer/husband, was an added tragedy no grief stricken family should ever have to bear. This bill will bring a measure of peace to the Marcheterre family and we will honor Heather Alleyne's memory with its enactment.”  

An Act Providing for the Release of the Body of a Deceased Person to Family Members addresses the attendant issues discovered in the aftermath of the domestic violence murder of Heather Alleyne, 19, of Framingham.  Heather was allegedly murdered by her husband on August 9, 2010.  The defendant, Kyle Alleyne, refused to allow Heather’s body to be released to her family, the Marcheterres, for burial, causing the family incredible angst and frustration because Heather’s accused killer still had control over her body as her next of kin, despite being charged with her murder.  This bill would exclude the next of kin charged with the murder of a deceased victim from the order of priority of those to whom the decedent can be released.  The bill also addresses an issue that was discovered regarding the source of payment of legal fees and bail in the Mortimer Family murder.  In this case, Thomas Mortimer is alleged to have killed his wife, his two young children, and his mother-in-law on June 16, 2010 in Winchester.  Mortimer has since sought to use his children’s college fund to pay for his legal fees and bail.  This bill would prevent a person charged with murder from accessing a family victim’s estate for their legal defense fees.

            The second bill filed today, An Act Providing for Protection from DV, creates a new aggravated assault and battery charge for repeat offenders which will be a felony punishable by up to five years in state prison where the victim is a household or family member and where the defendant has previously been convicted of certain enumerated crimes, which include sexual crimes and crimes that cause serious bodily injury.  This bill also amends the existing aggravated assault and battery statute to also include no contact orders issued as a condition of bail as an aggravating factor.

            The third bill, An Act to Permit the Setting of Both Cash Bail and Pretrial Conditions in Domestic Violence Matters, was first filed by Senator Spilka last session and is now filed for the second time.  This bill would allow for cash bail to be set by a Judge under the domestic violence bail statute.  Currently, the statute does not allow for the setting of both a cash bail and conditions in DV cases.  Rather, it only provides the setting of pretrial conditions of release or cash bail, resulting in a judge choosing whether to impose a cash bail or pretrial conditions of release. Because the purpose of setting a cash bail is to address a defendant’s flight risk and the setting of conditions is to ensure the safety of the victim, witnesses, and the community, two completely different purposes, a judge should be authorized to address both purposes regardless of the statute under which bail is imposed.  

Secondly, this bill would allow for revocation of bail if, after a hearing, it is determined that the conditions set have been violated.  Currently, there is no explicit provision providing for the revocation of bail upon violation of the conditions set, despite public perception.  This bill would fix both gaps in our current laws that are crucial to victims and public safety.

In addition to these three bills, Representative Dykema and DA Leone also filed a bill to target repeat violators of restraining orders.  An Act Providing Protection from Subsequent Restraining Order Violations increases the penalty for those convicted of violating an active restraining order, where they have been previously convicted of violating a restraining order.  Currently, there is no increased penalty for repeat, convicted violators of restraining orders.

            For members of the public who would like to voice their support of these bills, they are urged to contact their local representatives, who can be found by using the following link: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.php

 Books-to-Movies Discussion Group at the Southborough Library, Thursday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Southborough Library is hosting a Books-to-Movies evening Book Discussion group in 2011. On Thursday, February 10, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, MA., the group will discuss Breakfast at Tiffany’s – the book written by Truman Capote, and the movie, directed by Robert Blake, that was released in 1961. Call the Library to reserve your copy of Breakfast at Tiffany’s before February 10.
Here is a list of books and movies the group will be discussing in the next few months. Mark your calendars, now!
March 10, The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje
April 14, The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
May 12, The Perfect Storm, by Sebastian Junger


The program is a new idea at the library and is free and open to the public – bring a friend or neighbor. Please visit or call the Library at (508) 485-5031 to request February’s book, or for more information about this or any program at the Southborough Library.

Sports and Recreation
Another Win

January 22, 2011 - Last night's game ARHS Girls won a great game vs. arch-rivals Shrewsbury, 43-31.

Valiant Try

January 22, 2011 - ARHS Boys fell to Shrewsbury 68-49.

Friday 1/21/11

NO School

Algonquin Regional High School

Southborough School District

Assabet Valley Regional Technical H. S.

Steeple Coffeehouse

We are pleased to welcome the Dave Peitro Quartet to the Steeple Coffeehouse on February 12th.  A native of Southboro, Massachusetts, Dave Pietro has been on the New York music scene since 1987.   His talents as a gifted saxophonist, composer, and educator have made  him an in-demand musician who has performed at jazz clubs, jazz festivals, schools and concert halls in more than 30 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America.

From 1994-2003 Dave played lead alto saxophone and recorded six CD’s with the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra.  He has toured and/or recorded with the bands of Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, Maria Schneider, The Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, John Fedchock, Mike Holober, Anita Brown, Pete McGuinness, Jim Widner and Arturo O’Farrill.  Pietro has also performed with many other well known musicians such as Paul Anka, Louis Bellson, Blood Sweat & Tears, Bobby Caldwell, Ray Charles, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Feinstein, Chaka Khan, Liza Minnelli, James Naughton and John Pizzarelli.  Dave also studies East Indian music and has performed with various groups led by Indian tablist Sandip Burman.

Dave was selected as a semi-finalist for the first two Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Saxophone Competitions (1991 & 1996) and was a finalist in the 1995 JAZZIZ Magazine "Woodwinds on Fire" talent search.  In 1996 he was the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  In 2005 and 2007 he received grants from Chamber Music America’s New Works Programs to compose and perform his new extended work “The Chakra Suite” (2008-Challenge).  Featuring Gary Versace, Rez Abbasi, Todd Isler, Johannes Weidenmueller and Adam Cruz it was voted one of the top CD's of 2008 by All About Jazz.

As always, our proceeds go to various local charities; we have delicious desserts; a bottomless coffee mug; and are sponsored by Tomassos Restaurant in Southboro.

Tickets are available online at www.steeplecoffeehouse.org.  

2011 Biggest Loser Winning Fitness Program

REGISTRATION OPEN THROUGH FEBRUARY 2ND!!

The Northborough and Southborough Rotary Clubs’ 2nd annual Biggest Loser Winning Fitness Program is back by popular demand and opened last night at Algonquin Regional High School.  The program is held Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 7:30 pm and will run through April 6th.  Cost for the program is only $60.  

We will continue to take new registrations for the next couple of weeks…so join the fun and begin the New Year with a healthier outlook on life. 

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%. 

This week our speaker was Trish Puntumapanitch , a registered dietician with UMass Memorial Weight Center.  Next week the speaker will be Jennifer Laureti, PhD, Psychology, also with UMass Weight Center.  Each week local experts will speak on fitness/nutrition.  Exercise classes will be provided (Zumba, weights, Yoga, and more).  We guarantee to keep you motivated and pumped up to attain your goals. 

There will be a team competition with prizes awarded to the team with the highest % weight loss.  In addition, the individual with the highest % weight lost will win a free one-year fitness membership with Westborough Tennis and Swim Club.  Signing up as a team is highly encouraged.  Individuals who sign up will be assigned to a team.

Just fill out the attached registration form OR simply show up at Algonquin and we will sign you up the night of the program!!

We’re here to answer any of your questions.  Feel free to 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.

Another Round

Winter storm warning remains in effect until 3 pm est this afternoon,
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 3 pm est this afternoon.
Locations, central and eastern Massachusetts north of the cape cod canal, as well as Rhode Island.
Hazard types, heavy snow.
Accumulations, 4 to 8 inches of snow, highest over northeast Massachusetts.
Timing, snow will fall heavy at times through mid morning. Snow will come to an end from west to east late this morning and early afternoon.
Impacts, heavy snow will continue to significantly impact the morning rush hour, with snowfall rates of up to an inch per hour up to 10 am.
Winds, north 10 to 20 mph.
Temperatures, in the mid 20s.
Visibilities, one quarter of a mile at times.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A winter storm warning is issued when an average of 6 or more inches of snow is expected in a 12 hour period, or for 8 or more inches in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best on well treated surfaces, and quite difficult on any unplowed or untreated surfaces.
 

Extended Extreme Cold Forecast:  (Saturday – Monday)

Very strong high pressure from Canada will settle across New England this weekend into early next week.  Along with it will come quiet but dangerously cold weather.  Temperatures Saturday and especially Sunday night will drop well below 0 degrees across a large part of southern New England, with some areas dropping to -10 to -20 degrees!!  Although it won’t be that windy, minor wind could result in Wind Chills of -20 to -30 degrees at night.

  • Saturday night:  Expect lows from -5 to -10 in Cheshire, Franklin, and NW Worcester Counties; 0 to -5 in SE NH, central and western MA; 0 to +5 in northern CT, RI, and eastern MA, except 5-10 SE MA and Cape Cod.

  • Sunday: Highs only from 10 to 20 degrees

  • Sunday night:  Lows will dip to -10 to -20 degrees W of I-495 in MA and in southern NH.  Expect Hartford to see -6 degrees; Boston -3 degrees; and Providence -3 degrees.  Wind chill indices could be -20 to -30 degrees in the northwest part of the area with -10 to 20 degrees elsewhere.

  • Monday: Highs again only teens to lower 20s

Hazards:

  • Health: Hypothermia, quick Frostbite to exposed skin, Breathing (especially those with chronic breathing ailments including asthma)

  • Home: Frozen pipes, Carbon Monoxide build-up, Use of space heaters (strongly, strongly discouraged), loss of power resulting in loss of heat exacerbating all the hazards noted.  If you have a pipe burst, immediately shut off the water source to the building or call the 9-1-1.  NOTE: most frozen pipes do not rupture until the temperatures begin to rise, rather than during the extreme cold period.

  • Vehicles:  Carbon Monoxide build-up, breakdown/stranded.

Preparedness:

  • Have a plan on who to contact and where to relocate in the event of power/heat loss.  Citizens can always contact Southborough 9-1-1 or Fire Department/Emergency Management (508-485-3235) for assistance with sheltering, etc.

  • Check in on family members and neighbors, special populations and senior citizens (especially those that live alone)

  • If power is loss or your home is extremely cold, slightly open all facets to reduce the possibility of frozen pipes.  Do not use torches or other open heat sources to defrost pipes!!! It is always best to contact a pluming company to assist with frozen pipes. 

  • Avoid going outside unless absolutely necessary.  If you must go out limit you time, dress in layers and cover all exposed skin.  Even if you are going from your house to car to work, dress as noted in the event you become stranded.  If is also advisable to carry extra clothes and a blanket in your vehicle.

  • Beware of carbon monoxide build up in you car and home.  During cold weather we tend to let our vehicles warm up and stay in them (without the windows open) for long periods of time.  This hazard is increased significantly if the vehicle tailpipe is blocked by snow/snow bank.  Never run your vehicle in your garage, even with the doors open.  Ensure that you have working carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in your home, ideally on all floors.

Join us at the 15th annual Memory Ride!

 Saturday, July 23, 2011


 

 

Memory Ride Video

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                                                           Watch our 2010 Memory Ride Video

Check out our NEW website and register online today: www.MemoryRide.org

 

 Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MemoryRide    


 
Dear Linda,
 

For the 15th consecutive year, families, friends, and colleagues will gather together at Memory Ride in Devens, MA to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's disease. It is a time to honor loved ones devastated by Alzheimer's, and bring hope for the future by funding critical research supported by the Alzheimer's Association's research grants program. There are many exciting changes for the 2011 Memory Ride, including:

 

New Family Ride

20/30 Mile Introductory Ride

Lowered fundraising minimums

Expanded post-ride party, including showers! 

 

Check out our new website at www.memoryride.org for complete event information. 

 

I hope you will join us, with at least one new rider, as we MOVE to find a cure to end Alzheimer's disease.  See you on July 23rd!


 

Jim Wessler
President & CEO
Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter
 

 

 

 

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$100 New Rider Recruitment Incentive

                

For each new, first-time Memory Ride participant you recruit to the ride, receive a $100 credit toward your fundraising minimum. 

Click here to learn more.

 

 

 

 
 

Become a Ten-Gear Volunteer!MR Volunteer

     
 
Just like riders, volunteers are now able to setup their own personal fundraising webpage and help support our cause - while earning fun incentives! Become a Ten-Gear Volunteer today.
 

 

For more information about Memory Ride, please contact 

Michelle Gonzalez, ride director, by email or call 617.393.2047. 


 

 

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Sports and Recreation

February 14, 2011 - Valentine's Day Party

When

Monday February 14, 2011 4:00-5:30 pm

Where

Southboro Recreation Dept. 21 Highland Street 2nd floor

Who

Preschool & School Age Children

Cost

$5 per family /Pay at the door.All proceeds will be donated to the Haiti disaster relief through the Red Cross. Please consider an additional donation.

Fun!

  • Valentine Cupcake & Cookie Decorating
  • Make a Valentine for Someone Special
  • Make a Fruit Loop “Love” Necklace
  • Make a Valentine Crown
  • Conversation Heart Sorting & Counting
  • “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” Classic Movie

The People that brought Southborough the Skating Rink and More

Friends of Southboro Recreation supports recreational activities for the youth and families of Southboro. As residents and parents in the Town of Southborough, we believe it is important to support our community and assist in providing for and expanding public recreation for all areas of development and age groups. Currently, many families leave our town’s borders to pursue recreational activities. Our organization would like to help provide activities to keep our families here in town and promote community togetherness and spirit. We are seeking to expand our children's opportunities to gather and grow together within the town of Southboro. more

Kerry Kendall promoted to 1st Lieutenant!

January 19, 2011 -  Kerry after the ceremony. She is standing with her unit commander Capt. Nathan Minot, and her mom Leslie who flew to Fort Campbell for the ceremony.

Kerry Kendall, daughter of John and Leslie Kendall of Cordaville, was recently promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the US Army. Kendall is currently serving as the Executive Officer of Echo Battery, 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She is a 2005 graduate of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School and a 2009 graduate of College of the Holy Cross.

Pack 921 fourth grade Webelos Scouts visit local Artist

As part of their Artist badge requirements, the Webelos Cub Scouts from Pack 921 created collages, learned how to draw silhouettes and made computer designed scrapbooks. The highlight activity was to visit and learn from a real artist. Southborough is lucky to have Cathy Gerson, a ceramic artist. The scouts got a tour of the Gersonware studio, saw Cathy's current works in progress, learned about kilns, and had an opportunity to work the clay with their own hands, messy but very fun!

Tigerlily Learning returns with

DINOSAUR SCIENCE

Dig up some dinosaur bones and learn about fossils!

For ages 5-10

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27

3:45-4:45

Please leave your name at the Children’s Room desk if attending

 

MEMA ISSUES TIPS TO ENSURE SAFE WINTER DRIVING

Tips to Prepare Your Car for the Season

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency  (MEMA) has issued information to help people prepare for another New England Winter Season.  Attached is a list of Automobile Safety Tips and a list of items to be included in your Winter Emergency Car Kit.

“Since approximately 70% of winter deaths related to snow and ice occur in automobiles, now is the proper time for individuals and families to take the necessary steps to ensure their safety on the roads during the upcoming Winter Season,” said MEMA Acting Director Kurt Schwartz. “Winter weather can present challenges that can be made easier with some basic planning.”

AUTOMOBILE SAFETY TIPS

·        Have a well-stocked Winter Emergency Car Kit.

  • Keep your gas tank at least half-full.

  • Install good winter tires with adequate tread and pressure. 

  • Keep a windshield scraper and small broom for ice and snow removal.  Keep all windows clear of snow and ice and keep your headlights and taillights clear, as well.

  • Check your antifreeze, battery, windshield wipers and wiper fluid.

  • Plan long trips carefully, listening to the radio or NOAA Weather Radio for the latest weather forecasts and road conditions.  Consider Public Transportation.

  • Let others know your timetable and primary and alternate routes. Allow extra time. The first ˝” of snow is sometimes the most slippery. Allow adequate braking distance from the car in front of you.

  • Slow down. Many times hazards like black ice are not seen until it is too late.  Remember bridges and overpasses can freeze up sooner than roadways.

  • Be extra alert.  Snowdrifts can hide children or other vehicles.

  • Yield to snowplows giving them plenty of room to safely do their job.  Be patient and follow at a safe distance.

  • Travel during daylight hours, and if possible, take another person with you.

  • If a blizzard traps you in your car, pull off the highway.  Turn on hazard lights and hang a brightly colored distress flag/cloth from your radio antenna or window.

  • Remain in your vehicle where rescuers are more likely to find you.  Do not set out on foot, unless you can see a building close by where you know you can take shelter.

  • Run the engine and heater about 10 minutes each hour to keep warm.  When the engine is running, crack open the window slightly for ventilation.  Periodically clear snow from the exhaust pipe.

  • Exercise to maintain body heat, but avoid overexertion.  In extreme cold, use road maps, seat covers and floor mats for insulation.  Huddle with passengers.

  • Take turns sleeping.  One person should be awake at all times to look for rescue crews.

  • Drink fluids to avoid dehydration.

  • Be careful not to waste battery power.  Balance electricity energy needs: the use of lights, heat and radio.

·        At night, turn on the inside dome light so work crews and rescuers can see you.

·        After snow stops falling, raise the hood to indicate you need help.

WINTER EMERGENCY CAR KIT

·        Flashlight with extra batteries

·        Charged cell phone/automobile charger

·        Basic first-aid kit

·        Necessary medications

·        Pocket knife

·        Blankets or sleeping bags

·        Extra clothes (include rain gear, boots, mittens, socks)

·        High-calorie, non-perishable foods (dried fruits, nuts, canned food)

·        Manual can opener

·        Container of water

·        Windshield scraper & brush

·        Fire extinguisher

·        Shovel

·        Sand/road salt/cat litter for generating traction

·        Tire chains or traction mats

·        Basic tool kit (pliers, wrench, screwdriver)

·        Tow rope

·        Battery jumper cables

·        Road flares/reflectors

·        Brightly colored cloth to utilize as a flag

·        Road maps

Algonquin Regional High School Upcoming Events

Midterm Schedule

SAT Prep Class information
 

1/20 APTO Meeting 7:00 pm Principal's Conf Rm
1/26 End of Term 2

1/27 An Evening of A Capella

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 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

Katie Hafner, Community Executive, Development, American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help plan and participate in the Relay For Life of Northborough-Southborough. Relay For Life is a volunteer organized fundraising event and is an opportunity to reach out to the community and provide life-saving information regarding advancements in cancer research and prevention, advocacy, and patient services. The money raised through Relay For Life enables the American Cancer Society to deliver on its mission of helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back against the disease. This year’s Relay will take place on May 13, 2011, at Algonquin Regional High School. Volunteers are needed to help plan activities, food & beverages, and recruit participants. Anyone interested in getting involved with this event should contact Katie Hafner at 508.270.4642 or katie.hafner@cancer.org  To learn more about the Relay For Life please visit www.relayforlife.org/northboroughsouthboroughma 

Representative Steven Levy Announces Office Hours

Marlborough, MA – State Rep. Steven Levy (R-Marlboro) will hold office hours across the district in the upcoming weeks.  Levy represents the 4th Middlesex District covering the city of Marlborough, the town of Berlin and Precinct 1 in the town of Southborough.

He will hold office hours throughout the district on Friday, Feb. 4.  The schedule for office hours is as follows:

10:00-11:00 a.m.                 Lowe’s Variety Store, 19 Central Street in Berlin

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.      Southborough House of Pizza, 5 Main Street in Southborough

 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.                 District Office, Walker Building Rm 106, 255 Main Street in Marlborough

Any resident who would like to speak with Representative Levy and is unable to attend office hours should contact his office at 617-722-2425 x7307. or email his aide at robert.maurice@mahouse.gov   to set up a personal appointment.
 
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Fragrant Paperwhite Bulbs
 

Everyone loves to watch them grow!

Bring a breath of spring indoors and plant some paperwhite bulbs. 

Limited quantity is still available; pick some up today! 

roses 

Valentine's Day is Monday, February 14th!

   Make someone smile by remembering them with one of our long-lasting fresh flower arrangements. 

Beautiful roses in all colors will be available.  

Delivery to all local towns. 

Order early--in person, by phone or online!

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

Sudbury Valley Trustees Presents

Iced

January 18, 2011 - The Marlborough area was the jackpot with 8" of snow before it turned to freezing rain.

Temp Closure

January 18, 2011 - Northborough Road was closed for a while after a car slid into a pole.

SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

DAILY LOG

Tuesday 1/11/11

08:00 COVER ASSIGNMENT FRAMINGHAM FIRE 

    E22  CAPT HUBLEY     LT SADOWSKI     FF FRANKS       FF KANE

11:00 OIL BURNER LEONARD DR 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

11:57 ASSIST INVALID PLEASANT ST 

    A28  FF NAVAROLI     FF NEAL         FF MARTINS

13:23 SYSTEM MALFUNCTION ST MARTIN DR 

    E23  FF NAVAROLI     FF MARTINS

    T21  CAPT HUBLEY     FF NEAL         FF WILLS        FF KANE

13:30 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR SUMMIT RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

13:38 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING BARTLETT ST  NOH

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

15:44 EMS CALL FISHER RD 

    A28  FF NAVAROLI     FF NEAL         FF MARTINS

18:24 CO DET. ACTIV. DUE TO MALFUNCT EDGEWOOD RD 

    A28  FF NAVAROLI     FF NEAL

    E22  CAPT HUBLEY     FF KANE         FF WILLS

19:00 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING COMMON ST 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

19:42 REFUSAL BRYDEN RD 

    A28  FF KANE         FF NAVAROLI

19:46 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A29  FF WILLS        FF NEAL

    C30  CAPT HUBLEY

Wednesday1/12/11

08:20 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT VILLAGE PATH PT 

    E22  LT DANO         FF KANE         FF PIERCE       FF MARTINS

    E23  LT PELTIER      FF HOGAN

11:03 TRAINING - OTHER MAIN ST 

    HQ1  LT DANO         FF ASPESI       FF PIERCE       FF MARTINS

16:09 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT GILMORE RD 

    E22  LT DANO         FF PIERCE       FF MARTINS      FF KANE

    E23  FF HOGAN        LT PELTIER

17:52 EMS CALL VILLAGE PATH PT 

    A28  FF STRONG       FF PIERCE       FF MARTINS

    C30  EMT GLECKEL

Thursday 1/13/11

10:35 ALARM SYSTEM, UNINTENTIONAL ST MARTIN DR 

    E22 

11:00 FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION FRAMINGHAM RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

11:04 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  LT PELTIER      FF AMENDOLA     FF MARTINS

12:22 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING STATE RD  STO

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

13:45 TANK TRUCK INPECTION SOUTHVILLE RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

13:53 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A28  LT PELTIER      FF AMENDOLA     FF MARTINS

    C30  FF RICE

15:23 EMS CALL HOSMER ST MAB

    A28  LT PELTIER      FF AMENDOLA     FF MARTINS

Friday 1/14/11

00:35 EMS CALL VALLEY RD 

    A28  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

    C30  LT PELTIER

09:25 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES 495 NORTH SOUTH OF 23C 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF MARTINS

    E23  LT PELTIER      FF SHANAHAN     FF FRANKS

10:00 UNITENTIONAL TRANMISSION OF AL CORDAVILLE RD

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF SHANAHAN

15:17 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF GOODSPEED    FF MARTINS

16:39 EMS CALL HEATHER LN 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF GOODSPEED

    C30  LT PELTIER

17:26 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES 495 SOUTBOUND SOUTH 23C 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF GOODSPEED

    E23  LT PELTIER      FF SHANAHAN

Saturday 1/15/11

07:54 WATER PROBLEM BOSTON RD 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF SHANAHAN

10:59 ASSIST INVALID WALKER ST 

    A28  FF RICE         FF AMENDOLA

12:48 SMOKE OR ODOR REMOVAL MARLBORO RD 

    E22  FF RICE

    T21  LT SADOWSKI     FF SHANAHAN     FF AMENDOLA

18:34 CARBON MONOXIDE INCIDENT CHERRY ST 

    A28  LT PELTIER      FF AMENDOLA

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

18:48 EMS CALL WATERVIEW TR 

    A28  LT PELTIER      FF AMENDOLA

23:46 M/A GIVEN MAIN ST  WEU

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     LT PELTIER      FF RICE

Sunday 1/16/11

08:27 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES BOSTON RD 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN

    E23  LT PELTIER      FF AMENDOLA

10:29 EMS CALL MIDDLE RD 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN

    C30  FF AMENDOLA

17:58 EMS CALL SOUTHVILLE RD 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF GOODSPEED

20:37 EMS CALL PARKERVILLE RD 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN

    C30  FF GOODSPEED

Monday 1/17/11

09:43 ALARM SYSTEM, UNINTENTIONAL TURNPIKE RD 

    E22  FF KANE

    T21  FF ASPESI       FF NAVAROLI

19:04 EMS CALL TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  FF WILLS        FF KANE

    E22  FF ASPESI       FF NAVAROLI  More Fire Log

Southborough Gardeners would like to thank the following local businesses for their contribution toward our annual wreath hanging tradition.  With your help, for our 26th year, we were able to hang almost 100 wreathes.  We appreciate your support and wish you all the best in 2011

Crewstar, Inc.

Fabric Cleaners

Falconi Brothers, Inc.

Lamy Insurance Agency, Inc.

Knights of Columbus, Council 119

Marlborough Savings Bank

Mauro’s Café & Market

Saxony II Barber Shop

Southborough House of Pizza

Village Mane

William S. Drowne Insurance Agency, Inc.

January 18, 2011 - Parkerville Road South just after it turned to rain today.

Winter storm warning remains in effect until 11 pm est this evening,
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 11 pm est this evening.
Locations, portions of northern Connecticut as well as southwest and south central Massachusetts.
Hazard types, freezing rain.
Accumulations, the snow has changed over to mainly freezing rain across the region. Snow accumulation of 2 to 6 inches have already occurred with the higher amounts closest to the Massachusetts turnpike. A quarter to one half inch of ice accretion is expected from freezing rain into the early evening hours.
Timing, freezing rain should continue into the early evening hours but taper off by midnight.
Impacts, ice accretion may bring down some large tree limbs resulting in scattered power outages. Untreated roads will be snow and ice covered.
Winds, north 5 to 10 mph.
Temperatures, in the upper 20s to lower 30s.
Visibilities, one to two miles.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A winter storm warning is issued when an average of 6 or more inches of snow is expected in a 12 hour period, or for 8 or more inches in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best on well treated surfaces, and quite difficult on any unplowed or untreated surfaces.
 

Alexander Joseph Meninno, 92, of the Fayville section of Southborough, died, Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Marlboro Hill Nursing Home, Marlboro. He was the devoted husband of 64 years to Eva E. (Palombi) Meninno of Southborough. Born in Mansfield, he was the son of the late Charles and Annie (DiRosa) Meninno. During WWII, Mr. Meninno served in the U.S. Army as a Medical Technician. He was a foreman and had worked at the former General Electric Co. in Ashland for 47 years until his retirement in 1983. Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Marcia Meninno of Florida, Alan Meninno and his wife Connie Sue of Florida, Paula Zanella of Northbridge; two grandchildren, Sean McLellan of Webster, and Christine Barrett and her husband Eric of Northbridge; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Fred Meninno and his wife Nora of Framingham and George Meninno and his wife Virginia of Florida. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral on Saturday, January 22, at 9 a.m. from the Norton Funeral Home,www.nortonfuneralhome.com, 53 Beech St. (corner of Union Ave.), Framingham, followed by his funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Tarcisius Church, 562 Waverley St.,( RT 135), Framingham. Burial will follow in the family lot at St. Tarcisius Cemetery, Framingham. Visiting hours at the funeral home will be Friday 5 - 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38173

B. Lucille Lauer, 94, formerly of Framingham, Southborough and Wellesley died on December 28, 2010 after a long and active life. She was born and raised in Bluffton Ohio on September 19, 1916, the second of four daughters to Waldo and Alma Niswander. Lucille was a graduate of Bluffton College in 1938. She was a teacher, life-long musician, and homemaker for her husband and four children. Lucille played viola and violin for the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra for 41 years and prior to that was a member of community orchestras in West Hartford CT and Lansdale PA. She continued to pursue her love of music with many formal and informal chamber groups into her early 90s. She was an avid reader and accredited landscape Design Critic through the National Council of State Garden Clubs. Lucille was an excellent swimmer and tennis player well into her later years and maintained a passionate interest in her beloved Red Sox, Celtics and Patriot teams, even attending her first Patriots football game at the age of 90. She and her late husband Wilbur W. Lauer, himself a graduate of Bluffton College and who died in 1998, traveled extensively with their young family and later on their own. Lucille was predeceased also by her grandson Arthur W. Lauer (died 2004). She is survived by children and spouses Hugh and Ruth Lauer of Concord MA, Mark and Susan Lauer of Santa Barbara CA, Anne Lauer and Brian Davis of Hutchinson KS, Eileen and Ken Finn of Tariffville CT, and by eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. No services are planned; a celebration of her life will be held in June. Donations may be made in her name to the Arthritis Foundation or to the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra.

Sports and Recreation

“AAU Basketball At Its Best”

Mass Elite Basketball Spring AAU Teams

 

athletes,athletics,balls,basketball games,basketball players,basketballs,bounces,dribbles,dribbling,games,men,players,silhouettes,sports,transparent backgroundMass Elite Basketball will be holding Boy’s AAU tryouts for the Spring season in the upcoming weeks for all North Shore 3rd-8th grade competitive basketball players. Mass Elite Basketball is a competitive organization that has gained much respect from High School and College-Level coaches throughout the New England area that allows local players to play against strong regional AAU competition. All Mass Elite Basketball players will:

                -Practice 2 Times Per Week on a Convenient, Set Schedule

-Participate in 7-8 Competitive Regional Tournaments

-Receive Coaching from Mass Elite’s High School and College-Level Coaches

-Play Competitive AAU Basketball at the Low Price of $495

Tryouts will take place at Our Lady of Carmel in Worcester on January 24th

3rd-6th Grade Players:   5:00-6:30pm

7th-8th Grade Players:   6:30-8:00pm

For more information about Mass Elite Basketball or to preregister for tryouts online go to masselitebasketball.com.

T-Hawks Win

January 18, 2011 - The ARHS Girls Hockey team won handily 7 - 1 over Auburn last night.

Pine Wood Derby Days are Here Again

January 17, 2011 - Let the Races begin!

History of the Pinewood Derby

The first Pinewood Derby ever held took place in 1953. Pack 280C of Manhattan Beach, California gathered at the Manhattan Beach Clubhouse and made Cub Scout history.

Cubmaster Don Murphy had been looking for an activity that his 10 year old son, Donn, could participate in after being too young for a soap box derby. Remembering the cars and airplanes he used to carve as a child he decided his Cub Scouts could work with their fathers and carve their own race cars. He felt this activity would foster a closer father-son relationship and good sportsmanship through competition.

Murphy approached his Cub Scout committee who eagerly took on the project. A car and track design were quickly worked out. The racing kit consisted of a block of pine wood, two wood axles, four nails, and four wheels. The track was 32 feet long with a declining four foot down ramp for the gravity propelled cars. The electric finish line was built with door bell coils powered by batteries to signify the winner.

The first race day was set for Friday May 15, 1953. Contestants raced in three classes: Class A: 10 years old, Class B: 9 years old, and Class C: 8 years old. The race was a hit from the second the first group of cars started down the track. News of the Pinewood Derby quickly spread. A city wide Pinewood Derby was sponsored by the Herald Express newspaper and the Los Angeles City Recreation and Parks department in 1954. When word reached the national office of the Boy Scouts of America they decided to promote the race nationwide. A race car kit was even included in the Boy Scouts of America's supply catalog.

Today most of the rules and regulations of the Pinewood Derby remain the same. Cub Scouts and their parents look forward to the race each year. Don Murphy, the father of the Pinewood Derby, still takes great pride in the event he started over 50 years ago. A regulation Pinewood Derby track can be found in the National Scouting Museum where visitors can race their own cars or a car provided by the museum.

More on the Way

Winter storm warning now in effect from 4 am Tuesday to 6 am est Wednesday,
January 17, 2011 - The winter storm warning is now in effect from 4 am Tuesday to 6 am est Wednesday.
Locations, portions of northern Connecticut as well as southwest and south central Massachusetts.
Hazard types, snow and ice.
Accumulations, 2 to 6 inches of snow with the highest amounts most likely near the Massachusetts turnpike. In addition, one quarter to one half inch of ice accretion is possible after the change over to freezing rain Tuesday afternoon.
Timing, snow will overspread the region from west to east between 4 and 8 am. The snow will fall moderate to heavy at times before changing to sleet and then to freezing rain Tuesday afternoon.
Impacts, untreated roads will become snow and ice covered. A few downed tree limbs and power outages may occur in a narrow swath where the heaviest amounts of ice accretion occur Tuesday afternoon.
Winds, north 5 to 10 mph.
Temperatures, in the mid 20s.
Visibilities, one half mile at times.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A winter storm warning is issued when an average of 6 or more inches of snow is expected in a 12 hour period, or for 8 or more inches in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best on well treated surfaces, and quite difficult on any unplowed or untreated surfaces.

Enjoying Chestnut Hill

January 17, 2010 - Sunday's weather brought everyone out to special places in Southborough.

Mass Local Food Co-op Announces Worcester Pick-Up Site

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WORCESTER, MA—Even though there’s snow on the ground, farm fresh, local food will be available to people in the Worcester area through Mass Local Food (www.masslocalfood.org), an online network that links farmers to consumers.

Starting on Feb. 4, a Worcester pick-up site at Briarwood Retirement Community, 65 Briarwood Circle, off East Mountain Street, will be open for Mass Local Food members who have purchased products online. Members will be able to pick up their orders from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Mass Local Food members buy products from local farmers and food producers through an online shopping system of over 1,400 Massachusetts products, coupled with an all-volunteer distribution service

Grass fed beef, pastured pork, free range chickens and artisan cheeses are a few of the products available every month of the year through the co-op. Members check in at the website, fill an online shopping cart and pick up their items on the first Friday of the month. Other pick-up sites are in Holden, Sterling, Berlin and Westminster.

Mass Local Food started in May 2009. The organization now has over 270 members, including more than two dozen small farms in Worcester County. Seasonal produce, all natural baked goods and handcrafted soaps are also sold through the co-op.

Members pay a one-time $50 fee that enables the co-op to pay producers on delivery day. The fee is refundable if a member leaves the co-op. Mass Local Food is run by volunteers; there is no paid staff.

To learn more about Mass Local Food, see a list of products, and become a member, go to www.masslocalfood.org

CONTACTS:
Kelley O’Connor, founder of Mass Local Food: kelleyoconnor@gmail.com 617-803-9230

Kerrie Hertel, co-owner of Maple Heights Farm; vice president for producers; sells beef and pork through Mass Local Food: hertel1@netzero.com 978-855-2575

Sheryl Vaillette, vice-president for consumers: helped Mass Local Food get started, has a customer perspective sherylvaillette@comcast.net 978-874-0273

Sports and Recreation

Dropkin Brothers with Regional Teammates head to Jr. National Curling Championships

In Fairbanks, Alaska from January 29th – February 5th, 2011

 

Stephen Dropkin   Korey Dropkin   Thomas Howell   Derek Corbett   Cameron Ross

      Skip                Vice Skip                 Second                 Lead                     Fifth

Coached by their father, Keith Dropkin, brothers Stephen and Korey will be competing in the US Junior National Curling Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska on January 29th - February 5th.  They will be joined by teammates: Thomas Howell of Plainfield, NJ, Derek Corbett of Rochester, NY and Cameron Ross of Princeton Junction, NJ.  This will be Stephen’s 7th trip to Jr. Nationals and Korey’s second.  Having placed 4th last year, they have high hopes to bring home a medal!

If you would like to follow live scoring of Team Dropkin’s games at Jr. Nationals from January 29th – February 5th, go to the Fairbanks Curling Club website at: http://www.curlfairbanks.org/.  If you would like to support Team Dropkin, please visit their fan page on Facebook – search for Team Dropkin and the “Fundrazr” tab.  And, if you would like to find out more about curling and local curling events, visit their club’s website at: www.broomstones.com.

 Southborough By Snow

January 17, 2011 - There are several spots around town to enjoy the scenery and get fit at the same time by snowshoeing or cross country skiing.  There is Chestnut Hill Farm, The Town Forest off Woodland Road with a small parking area on Walnut Drive, Davco Farms/Breakneck Hill Conservation Area, St. Mark's Golf Course, The Reservoir Trail and several other smaller spots.  Then there is always the many trails on Conservation group lands and state park lands.  Click for the Southborough Open Land Foundation or Southborough Recreation for info on local trails.

More Photos of Winter Fun Skating, Sledding, Skiing, Snowshoeing in Southborough can be found by

clicking here

Super Slide

January 16, 2011 - Kyle, Cody and Jake take a ride down the slope off Latisquama Road.

Skating Duel

January 16, 2011 - Skating rink at Woodward School was very busy today.

No Golfing

January 16, 2010 - It will be a while before golfers hit the links at St. Mark's.

Sunday  16

Monday  17

Tuesday 18

Wednesday 19

Thursday 20

Friday 21

Saturday 22

closed

 
 

  

 
 


 
 
 
  Learn to Use the Computer
Jan 22 10:30 AM  
 

Southborough Library  website:  Click here

 

Senior Center Activities

17 Monday 18 Tuesday 19 Wednesday 20 Thursday 21 Friday 22 Saturday
Closed Martin Luther King Holiday 7:45 am Walking Group 8:30 am Health clinic 9:30 Mah Jongg
10:00 AM Canasta
open 9:00 AM
9:30 Tai Chi
 
11:00 Senior Singers 10 AM Creative Writers 12:00 Pitch  
12:00 PM Bridge
12:00 Pitch
 
5:00 Business Advisory Council
  2 pm fitness  

-- SPECIAL NOTICE --

Senior Center "Main Room" is CLOSED
for Construction during the months of
Jan. & Feb. 20011

There will be NO Blues Plate Specials

Following is a list of Temporary Locations:

 

 

Fitness:

Pilgrim Church

Tai Chi:

Pilgrim Church

Senior Singers:

Pilgrim Church

Painting Workshops:

Colonial Gardens

Bridge:

Colonial Gardens (12-3)

Mah Jongg:

Board of Health

Saturday Mornings:

Country Kitchen at Senior Center

 

 

Inclement Weather Closing Policy

If Southboro Schools are delayed or closed due to inclement weather, then the Senior Center will be closed that day and all programs are cancelled, including Meals-on-Wheels

 

 

Click here for the Senior Center Website

Support Our Senior Centers:

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

Southborough meetings

January 18 to January 21, 2010

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Advisory Board - Agenda Jan 18 7:30 PM Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Affordable Housing Trust Fund - Agenda Jan 18 6:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room Town House
Board of Selectmen - Agenda Jan 18 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room Town House
Southborough School Committee - Agenda Jan 18 6:30 PM Trottier Middle School Library, 49 Parkerville Road
Northborough/Southborough, Northborough, Southborough, and Superintendency Union #3 School Committees - Agenda Jan 19 6:00 PM Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough
Personnel Board - Agenda Jan 19 6:45 PM Conference Room A, Town House
Zoning Advisory Committee - Agenda Jan 19 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Recreation Commission - Agenda Jan 20 7:30 PM Recreation Office 21 Highland Street
Northborough/Southborough Regional Collective Bargaining Subcommittee - Agenda Jan 20 4:30 PM Principal's Conference Room, Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough
Capital Budget Planning Committee - Agenda Jan 20 6:30 PM Small Conference Room, Town House
Sports and Recreation

AVRTHS Sports

Monday 1/17

4:00PM B V Ice Hockey vs. Westboro High School

Tuesday 1/18

3:30PM B FR Basketball @ BlackstoneValleyRegTechHS

3:30PM G FR Basketball @ Oakmont Regional High Sch

5:00PM G JV Basketball vs. BlackstoneValleyRegTechHS

5:30PM B JV Basketball @ BlackstoneValleyRegTechHS

6:30PM G V Basketball vs. BlackstoneValleyRegTechHS

7:00PM B V Basketball @ BlackstoneValleyRegTechHS

Wednesday 1/19

Thursday 1/20

3:30PM G JV Basketball @ Whittier Reg Tech HS

5:00PM G V Basketball @ Whittier Reg Tech HS

Friday 1/21

3:30PM B FR Basketball vs. Bay Path RegTechHS

3:30PM G FR Basketball @ Bay Path RegTechHS

5:00PM G JV Basketball @ Bay Path RegTechHS

5:30PM B JV Basketball vs. Bay Path RegTechHS

6:30PM G V Basketball @ Bay Path RegTechHS

7:00PM B V Basketball vs. Bay Path RegTechHS

ARHS Sports

Monday 1/17

7:00PM G V Gymnastics vs. Wachusett Regional H.S.

8:00PM B V Ice Hockey vs. Ashland High School

8:00PM G V Ice Hockey vs. Auburn High School

Tuesday 1/18

8:10PM B JV Ice Hockey vs. Hudson High School

Wednesday 1/19

3:30PM C V Swimming @ Leominster High School

4:00PM G V Ice Hockey @ Cambridge Public Schools

5:20PM B V Ice Hockey @ North Middlesex H S

6:30PM B V Wrestling vs. Hudson High School

Thursday 1/20

3:00PM C V Ski vs. Race SL@Ski Ward

Friday 1/21

3:30PM B FR Basketball @ Shrewsbury High School

4:00PM G JV Basketball vs. Shrewsbury High School

4:45PM B JV Basketball @ Shrewsbury High School

5:30PM G V Basketball vs. Shrewsbury High School

6:00PM G FR Basketball @ Shrewsbury High School

6:30PM C V Swimming @ Bromfield School

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

7:30PM G V Gymnastics @ Marlboro/Westboro

Monday, January 24, 2010

6 pm –8 pm

Woodward Elementary Gymnasium

28 Cordaville Road, Southborough, MA

Sponsored by: Boy Scouts, Southborough Recreation, P&J Vending and Knights of Columbus Southborough Council #119

 

Winners will advance to regional and state competitions during February and March. Participants must provide proof of age and have parental consent.

•Boys and girls 12, 13, and 14 will shoot from the foul line (15 shots with 3 warm ups)

•Boys and girls 10 and 11 will shoot 15 free throws from 12 feet (3 warm up shoots are allowed)

•If the winner of an age bracket cannot attend the regional or state competition, the runner up will have an opportunity to advance.