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February 6, 2011 - February 12, 2011

Blessing of the Tower

February 12, 2011 - L-R- Chaplain Dick Martino, Southborough Fire Chief John Mauro and Worcester Fire Chaplain Walter Reily at the blessing of Southborough Tower 21 earlier today.

Scouts Hold Valentine Lunch

February 12, 2011 - Southborough Seniors enjoy a luncheon put on by the cub scouts pack 26 at St. Anne's Church Hall.

Space Weather News for Feb. 12, 2011
http://spaceweather.com


DODGING PLASMA BULLETS:  Old sunspot complex 1147-1149 is emerging over the sun's eastern limb for a second pass across visible face of the sun--and it is firing 'plasma bullets' into space.  So far none of the eruptions has come our way, although this could change as the region turns toward Earth.  Today's edition of http://spaceweather.com features a must-see movie from the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

UNIQUE VALENTINE'S GIFT:  Give the heavens for Valentine's Day.  Gift subscriptions to Spaceweather.com's backyard astronomy alert service are available at http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice) and http://spaceweathertext.com (text).
 

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SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

                                DAILY LOG

 

Tuesday 2/1/11

 

08:14 M/A GIVEN UNION ST ASHLAND

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF MARTINS

 

09:00 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION ST MARTIN DR 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

09:30 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING COMMON ST 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

 

11:00 PLAN REVIEW MEETING COMMON ST 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

13:40 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD and MIDDLE (NORTHSIDE) RD

    A28  FF NAVAROLI     FF MARTINS

    E23  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS

 

17:06 EMS CALL FLAGG RD 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF AMENDOLA     FF MARTINS

    C30  LT PELTIER

 

18:28 EMS CALL PLEASANT ST 

    A29  LT PELTIER      FF MARTINS

 

19:20 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING COMMON ST 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

 

20:25 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD 

    A29  FF FRANKS       FF AMENDOLA     FF MARTINS

    E23  LT PELTIER      FF NAVAROLI     FF HOGAN

 

Wednesday 2/2/11

 

08:39 EMS CALL CAROLYN TR 

    A28  FF KANE         FF AMENDOLA

    C30  FF FRANKS

 

11:19 BUILDING WEAKENED OR COLLAPSED PARKERVILLE RD 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

    E22  FF ASPESI       FF KANE         FF AMENDOLA

    E23  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF NAVAROLI

    T21  FF KANE         CAPT MAURO

 

12:39 BUILDING WEAKENED OR COLLAPSED FLANDERS RD WEU

    E22  FF ASPESI       FF AMENDOLA

 

14:49 ASSSIT POLICE OR OTHER AGENCY MAIN ST 

    T21  FF ALESSI       FF HOGAN

 

17:42 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES MAIN ST 

    A28  FF KANE         FF AMENDOLA

 

22:39 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF KANE

    E23  FF ASPESI       FF NAVAROLI

 

Thursday 2/3/11

 

09:04 EMS CALL MAIN ST 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

 

10:17 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES CORDAVILLE RD 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

    C27  CAPT MAURO

    E23  LT DANO         FF STRONG

 

11:12 EMS CALL CENTRAL ST FRA

    A29  LT DANO         FF STRONG

 

11:23 EMS CALL CORDAVILLE RD 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

13:22 FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION PARKERVILLE RD 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

 

14:00 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION WILLOW ST 

    C30  CAPT MAURO

 

16:15 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES MASS PIKE WEST    

    A28  LT DANO         FF PIERCE

    E23  CAPT MAURO

 

17:35 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A29  FF STRONG       FF MARTINS

    C30  CAPT MAURO

 

Friday 2/4/11

 

04:08 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

    E23  LT DANO         FF STRONG

 

07:42 FUEL BURNER/BOILER, CONFINED CORDAVILLE RD 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

    E22  FF PIERCE       FF NEAL         FF NAVAROLI

    T21  FF ASPESI       FF STRONG

 

09:22 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING MAIN ST  WOR

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

    SC1  LT PELTIER

 

10:39 HAZ MAT INVESTIGATION W/NO HAZ PINE HILL DR 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NAVAROLI

    E22  FF ASPESI       FF WILLS

 

11:20 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

   

15:53 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES LOVERS LN 

    A28  FF KANE         FF NAVAROLI

    E23  FF ASPESI       FF WILLS

 

19:01 PUBLIC SERVICE ASSISTANCE WILLIAM ONTHANK LN 

    C30  FF NAVAROLI

 

Saturday 2/5/11

 

00:27 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES ROUTE 495 SOUTH OF 9 WEU

    A28  FF KANE         FF NAVAROLI

 

00:37 SMOKE DET. ACTIV. DUE TO MALFU ORCHARD RD 

    E22  FF ASPESI       FF WILLS

 

09:34 EMS CALL PRESIDENTIAL DR 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

    C30  FF STRONG

 

10:55 WATER PROBLEM, OTHER LATISQUAMA RD 

    T21  FF STRONG       FF FRANKS

 

16:44 EMS CALL MUTUAL AID AMBULANCE TO FRAMINGHAM

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

 

18:16 POWER LINE DOWN OVERLOOK DR 

    T21  FF STRONG       FF FRANKS

 

22:06 EMS CALL FRAMINGHAM RD 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

    C30  FF FRANKS

 

Sunday 2/6/11

 

09:35 SMOKE SCARE, ODOR OF SMOKE VILLAGE PATH PT 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

    WES 

 

10:07 GAS LEAK (NATURAL GAS OR LPG ATWOOD ST 

    E22  FF RICE         FF KANE

    E23  FF HOGAN        FF WILLS

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF ALESSI

 

10:53 BUILDING WEAKENED OR COLLAPSED PARKERVILLE RD 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

    E22  FF PIERCE

    T21  FF RICE         FF ROACH        FF KANE

 

14:15 RESCUE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALL MAIN ST 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF ROACH

 

17:10 BUILDING WEAKENED OR COLLAPSED CORDAVILLE RD

    E22  FF PIERCE

    T21  FF RICE         FF ROACH        FF KANE

 

Monday 2/7/11

 

05:00 MED ASSIST/ASST EMS CREW FIDDLENECK LN 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF NEAL

    C30  FF ROACH

 

07:26 EMS CALL BREAKNECK HILL RD 

    A28  FF ROACH        FF GOODSPEED

    C30  FF NEAL

 

10:35 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR DARLENE DR 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

12:08 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING COMMON ST 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

 

12:50 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR WALNUT DR 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE CRESTVIEW DR 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

13:58 BUILDING WEAKENED OR COLLAPSED TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF GOODSPEED

    C27  CAPT MAURO      LT COLLEARY     SO PELTIER

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF MARTINS

 

14:00 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT MT VICKERY RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

15:38 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING PARKERVILLE RD 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

 

17:46 EMS CALL TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF MARTINS

    E23  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS

 

18:25 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD

    A29  FF GOODSPEED    FF HOGAN

    E23  LT PELTIER

 

19:58 ALARM SYSTEM, UNINTENTIONAL MAIN ST 

    E22  FF GOODSPEED

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

 
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Greetings!
 
Recreation would like to do more Tween and Teen programs.  To help make these programs fun and successful we are looking for sports game items (ie foozball table, basketball shootout).  Games that are reasonably sized and can be moved around easily.  If you have one that your family has out grown please consider donating it to Recreation.
  
Feel free to contact the office if you have any questions or suggestions.
  
Thank you,
Doreen Ferguson

2011 Hope on the Slopes at Wachusett Mountain MA  

 Wachusett Mountain
Sunday, March 20, 2011, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

We've raised $35.00 , and there are still 36 days to go!

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What is Hope on the Slope?

Hope on the Slopes is a a fun-filled day that mobilizes skiers and boarders to celebrate survivorship, remember those who lost their lives to cancer, and raise money to support the mission of the American Cancer Society.  You can participate as a team or individual. 

Participants who raise $100 will receive a free lift ticket for the day of the event. 

Sudbury Valley Trustees- Full Moon Owl Prowl

animals,birds,creatures,fowls,nature,owls,wildlife

Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury

Saturday, February 19, 8:30PM- 10:00M

Come spend an evening at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge and explore the fascinating world of owls in New England.  The program will start with a talk on the characteristics and identification of the owls found in Massachusetts.  After the talk, the program will continue on the trails of the refuge, attempting to locate local owls by both sight and sound. Be sure to dress warmly.  You’re welcome to bring a headlamp or flashlight.  Led by Refuge staff: Kizette Ortiz-Vanger and Daniel Cannata

Reservations Required. SVT Members – Free: Non-members $10

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

Beth Tikvah Synagogue Events

Beth Tikvah Synagogue is holding its annual Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, March 5, 2011; the fun begins at 7:30 PM.  Stump Trivia, the nation’s second largest trivia company, will be running the game.  The Trivia Night is one of Beth Tikvah’s most popular events of the year, which is why this year it is being moved to the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St, Westborough, MA.  This year, we will be able to host 20 teams of 8 players.  Teams will compete in four rounds of four questions each with bonus questions in between.  There will be cash prizes for the top 3 teams.  In addition to the trivia competition, we will have raffles and silent auction items to bid on.  All the proceeds from the raffles and silent auction will go to the Beth Tikvah Scholarship Fund.  There will be a cash bar and desserts.  The entry fee for this event is $15 for Beth Tikvah members and $20 for non-members with advance registration by March 2.  Registration forms are available in the lobby of Beth Tikvah Synagogue, the Boroughs JCC, and on-line at www.bethtikvahsynagogue.org.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25.  If you enjoy trivia and fun, this is the evening for you!

Beth Tikvah Tots is a Jewish program for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers held one Sunday morning per month from 10:30 to 12:00 am at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 45 Oak St., Westborough, MA.  BT Tots offers the opportunity and venue for socialization, conversation, and play with other Jewish families in a comfortable and unstructured setting. Come build enduring relationships with friends and community.

Our instructor, Dale Volpigno, is a Beth Tikvah Religious School Teacher with over 15 years teaching experience. She is well versed in both Judaic and secular curriculum development. A member of Beth Tikvah Synagogue, Dale is looking forward to creating a meaningful experience for the children.

Tuition is FREE and non-member families are welcome to register.  Meeting dates are March 13, April 10 and May 15. RSVP is required.  Please contact Cindy Avergon, Religious School Coordinator at 508-616-9037 or email cavergon@aol.com to reserve your place in the program.

Come to the Open House at Beth Tivkah Synagogue, 45 Oak St., Westborough MA on Sunday morning March 6, 2011 from 10-11:30 AM.  Meet Rabbi Michael Swarttz, Cindy Avergon, Religious School Coordinator, and Bob Siegel, President, as well as other members of the board and our congregation.  Enjoy bagels and coffee while you tour the facility!  See our dynamic Religious School in action!  Our Religious School is open to children of non-members on a space available basis.  There is no cost to attend the open house; however, we request that you contact EJ Dotts at ejdotts@gmail.com if you plan to attend so that we can make sure we have enough bagels.  More information about Beth Tikvah can be found at our website, www.bethtikvahsynagogue.org.  Beth Tikvah Synagogue is a warm, inclusive, egalitarian, and fully participatory congregation.  It is an inviting, joyful and spirited community which provides a special opportunity for families to grow together under a Jewish umbrella.

Introducing:

Chris Wraight has been with the Southborough News since I started the website nearly four years ago.  Over those years his spectacular sports photos have graced these pages.  Now, he has set up a website where you can purchase these great photos.

To see more pictures from ARHS games and purchase prints go to www.thawkspix.com"

Find the Bounty of Massachusetts Agriculture at your Local Farmers’ Market!

View DetailsWhether you live in the city or suburbs, a Massachusetts farmers’ market is not too far from you. From spring until late fall, you can find local growers set up with their canopies and colorful displays of just-harvested fruits and vegetables in town squares, parks and other public spaces.

Winter Farmers’ Markets 2011: Buying local is getting easier this winter. From one-day festivals to weekly markets, farmers’ markets are moving indoors, and local growers are gearing up to keep their customers supplied with local produce and other Massachusetts produced foods until spring! Click here for complete list.

At many farmers’ markets you will also find an array of other farm products, including baked goods, jams and jellies, maple products, honey, farmstead cheeses, flowers, turkey products, eggs and more! The festive atmosphere and fresh foods will certainly please all your senses.

Pssst! Our easy-to-use interactive Google map puts you just a click away from a farmers’ market near you. We’re also busy working on our 2011 Massachusetts Farmers’ Market Brochure to have handy when you’re not near your computer and which will feature even more markets this season!

MA Dept. of Transportation (DOT) Farmers' Markets: For up to date information on MA DOT Markets, click here.

Scott R. Wallace, 49, died Sunday, February 6, 2011 in Brigham & Womens Hospital, Boston. He was the husband of Teri L. (Webster) Wallace. A resident of Holliston for the past 19 years; Mr. Wallace was employed as a welder for Jaco, Inc. in Franklin for the past 8 years. He was born April 14, 1961 in New Bedford, the son of the late Frank R. and Thora A. (Walker) Wallace. Scott loved camping at Echo Lake and was an avid New England Patriots fan. In addition to his wife Teri of 16 years, he is survived by one daughter Kayla Lynne Wallace of Holliston, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ralph & Shirley Webster of Milford, his sisters-in-law; Cheryl and her husband James Holmes of Westborough, and Denise and her husband Bernard Lucier of Mendon, 4 nieces, a nephew, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 2 PM in the First Community Church of Southborough, 137 Southville Rd., Southborough, MA 01772. Visiting hours will be held Thursday February 10, 2011 from 5-8 PM in the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress St., Milford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Center, Milford Regional Medical Center, c/o Dev. Office, 14 Prospect Street, Milford, MA 01757. www.bumafuneralhome.com

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

ARHS Boys Varsity

February 11, 2011 - Boys lost 56-47 to Westborough.

ARHS Girls Varsity

February 11, 2011 - The team won 44-32 against Westborough.

ARHS JV Girls

February 11, 2011 - Against Westborough, the ARHS JV team won JV won 50-28.

Beth Tikvah Tots is a Jewish program for infants, toddlers, and their caregivers held one Sunday morning per month from 10:30 to 12:00 am.  BT Tots offers the opportunity and venue for socialization, conversation, and play with other Jewish families in a comfortable and unstructured setting. Come build enduring relationships with friends and community.

Our instructor, Dale Volpigno, is a Beth Tikvah Religious School Teacher with over 15 years teaching experience. She is well versed in both Judaic and secular curriculum development. A member of Beth Tikvah Synagogue, Dale is looking forward to creating a meaningful experience for the children.

Tuition is FREE and non-member families are welcome to register.  Meeting dates are March 13, April 10 and May 15. RSVP is required.  Please contact Cindy Avergon, Religious School Coordinator at 508-616-9037 or email cavergon@aol.com to reserve your place in the program.

Marlborough Hospital announces MacLaren Nursing Scholarship
Marlborough - Marlborough Hospital has announced the availability of the Herbert “Buster” MacLaren Nursing Scholarship. The MacLaren Nursing Scholarship is awarded annually to high school seniors and to those post high school who are planning or currently pursuing a degree in the nursing field. The scholarship is open to residents of Berlin, Bolton, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough, Stow and Westborough.

Those interested in learning more about the scholarship may contact their school’s Guidance Department or the Education Department of Marlborough Hospital, 508-486-5871.

Applications must be received by Thursday, March 31.

 

Snow Melt

February 10, 2011 -   Someday the snow banks may melt.

Maybe Someday

February 10, 2011 - Soccer fields under snow.

Sports and Recreation

Southborough - Special Olympics volunteers and athletes will come together for a day of competition and inspiration Saturday, Feb. 12. Southborough’s Fay School will be hosting the daylong event in the Harlow Gymnasium, which will feature groups competing for the Regional Basketball Qualifying Tournament.

Fay School has hosted Special Olympics basketball events for more than 10 years, and its students are actively involved. The children volunteer for various tasks, including serving as the “master of ceremonies,” playing games with Olympians who are between contests, score keeping and cleaning up.

According to Kim Chorosiewski, Fay’s director of athletics, who has been coordinating the event for six years, students greatly benefit from their participation.

“In past years, we’ve had as many as 40 Fay community members volunteer,“ she said. “This year, we have 50 signed up, including students, parents and teachers.”

Chorosiewski appreciates the opportunity the event represents not just for the basketball participants, but for the Fay students as well.

“There are a lot of teachable moments,” she said. “By the end of the day, the kids get it. The Olympians teach the spectators to be involved in a way that is unexpected….it’s impossible to walk away unaffected. When they see a boy or girl get a basket, they all cheer….even the other team cheers. It shows that you can be competitive and caring.”

In addition to Fay School volunteers, the greater Southborough community also participates - local residents, and this year, a local Girl Scout Troop are helping out. This is a testament to the impact the event has, and many volunteers return, even students who have graduated.

“It puts the world of athletics in context with the human spirit,” Chorosiewski said. “Special Olympics is a marriage between spirit, competition and fairness… it will grab you.”

She encouraged people to come see the event in-person.

“This is not a YouTube moment.”

In addition to basketball, the Special Olympics hosts many other winter sports events in Central Massachusetts, including, Alpine skiing, bowling, floor hockey, Nordic skiing, figure and speed skating. Year round, Special Olympics of Massachusetts (SOMA) provides training and competitions for over 11,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities.

For information about volunteering, please contact Kchorosiewski@FaySchool.org.

Sign of the Times

February 9, 2011 - Oil trucks abound around town on the narrow roads with the cold and snow.

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www.solf.org

Post Office Box 345
Southborough, MA 01772

 
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SNOW SHOE CLINIC  SATURDAY FEBRUARY 19TH

NOON - 2 PM

Dear Linda,   

 

SOLF and Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) are sponsoring a snow shoe clinic at Beals Preserve on Saturday, February 19th from noon until 2 PM.  Snow shoes and instruction are provided by EMS. 

 

Limited space

Cost: $5.00 per person 

A few spaces available for children; child must weigh between 60 & 90 pounds

Cost for children: also $5.00 per child 

Reserve a spot by Wednesday, February 16th 

Contact: info@solf.org

 

Sincerely

The Trustees of SOLF

 
 

Southborough Library Genealogy Club to Host Tom Toohey on Irish Genealogy on Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m 



 
The Southborough Public Library Genealogy Club will host Thomas Toohey, speaking on Irish Genealogy, on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at 7:00 p.m., at the Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, MA. The Genealogy Club will have a business meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m., before the talk.
Mr. Toohey, vice president of the Irish Ancestral Research Association, TIARA, has published his family stories in a two-volume book entitled Images of Other Lives. Tom has a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and a master’s degree in music from the University of Hartford. He was a teacher for forty years. 
The Southborough Library Genealogy Club meets at the Southborough Public Library, located at the junction of Routes 85 and 30, at 25 Main Street in Southborough. Meetings are open to the public, for all ages and skill levels. Call the Southborough Public Library at 508.485.5031 to register for the February 17 talk on Irish Genealogy. Bring a friend or relative.

SOUTHBOROUGH

BOYS SCOUTS-TROOP 1 

Scouts-pancake breakfast 2011

 
 

VALNENTINE'S Day is Monday, February 14th

  Don't wait until February13th to get your valentine something special!  For best selection, order now.  Chose from super fresh roses, vase arrangements and bouquets.  (lots of tulips & happy gerber daisies too!)

Delivery and worldwide wire service available.

Ideas? Check us out:  www.Gulbankianflorist.com 

 Open Saturday and Sunday 

     
Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
40 Mt. Vickery Rd. Southborough, MA 01772
Tel:  508-485-8979
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Need a fun vacation activity?
Focus on the Arts!
 
presents
Music Around the World
with
Dennis Waring
Tuesday, February 22

 
Performance: 2 pm 

Dennis Waring with Drums

A tour through the music of six different world cultures.
Marlborough Senior Center
 250 Main Street
Marlborough, MA 01752 
 
Purchase tickets online, by phone, or at the door:
$10 adults, $8 senior/students
$6 for children under 12
Save $1 by purchasing tickets in advance

978.562.1646                                                www.upwitharts.org
 
Sports and Recreation
 
 

Algonquin Gymnastics

 

gymnastics 2011

St. Mark's Boys Baskteball took on St. Sebastian.  Alex Murphy, a St. Mark's junior basketball forward, has become the first to give a commitment (verbal) to Duke.

Cordaville Park

February 7, 2011 - Somewhere under the snow is the Cordaville Triangle Park.

Warmer Weather Flight?

February 7, 2011 - Jet Plane headed southwesterly.

Westborough, MA

Conservation Commission meeting with Transflo

This is to inform you that the Conservation Commission will hold a meeting on

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, in the Forbes Municipal Building – Room 23,

beginning at 7:00 p.m.  This is the agenda for that meeting:                              

7:00 PM – Continued Hearing – Notice of Intent filed by Transflo Terminal Services, Inc at the end of Walkup Drive, Map 22, Parcel 24 & Map 29, Parcel 105.

Encore Presentation

February 7, 2011 - So many people wrote to me about the bluebirds that were on the front page yesterday, I decided to share a few more photos from yesterday's flock that visited the feeders.

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Mass audubon's Focus on Feeders
 
Eastern Bluebird. Photo by Cheryl Rose.
Focus on Feeders 2007 Winner
Best Overall Photo
Eastern Bluebird by Cheryl Rose.

 

It's Time to Report Your
Focus on Feeder Results!

Use our easy online reporting form
or
Download a form
(pdf) and mail it to Mass Audubon at the address provided.

Thank you to the many hundreds of you who collected Focus on Feeder data this year.

Because of Mass Audubon members and friends like you, this year's participation is shaping up to be the highest in years!

Every participant really does count! When all the reports are compiled, they will provide important data about winter birds in Massachusetts.

Please submit your results as soon as possible - the deadline is February 28.

And make sure you get your photos submitted for the photo contest by February 28!

Use our handy online entry  form to enter up to 3 photos.


Mass Audubon Mass Audubon
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-9500 / 800-AUDUBON
http://www.massaudubon.org/

Finn March Madness

5K Run  ~  2 Mile Walk 

Fundraiser presented by the Finn SOS

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T-Shirts to all pre entered athletes!

Silent auction  for many sports related items!

Babysitting during the race for $1/child, begins at 8:00 AM on race day!

 

Saturday, March 26th

9:00 AM Race Start

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration

www.runreg.com

Pre-register online

 $20 adults $10 kids

 Race starting point: Finn School

60 Richards Road, Southborough, MA

Field closes at 500 runners.

FINN SOS NEEDS YOU!!
Greetings!ear (Contact First Name),

 

Finn SOS is looking for volunteers to help with the March Madness Road Race on March 26.  March Madness is a fundraiser that will benefit the children of Finn School. 
  
Folks are needed to help with set up, registration, silent auction and race route.
  
Please contact Rachael Dietz at rachaeldietz@gmail.com if you are willing to help.
  
Thank You
Doreen Ferguson, Director Southborough Recreation
Southborough Recreation
Sports and Recreation
 

Algonquin Youth

Wrestling Clinics

 

2011 Algonquin Youth Wrestling Clinics  

Learn the Sport of Wrestling and Have Fun! 

 

4th - 8th Graders

Tuesdays and Thursdays

6:30 - 8:00pm

March 1 - April 7 

12 Sessions

ARHS Wrestling Room 

Coach Adam Quitt

 

Clinic Director & Algonquin Wrestling Head Coach  

 

Go to www.southboroughrecreation.com for more info & reg form.

 

Help SVT Document Wildlife with Your Own Motion Sensing Camera

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury, 18 Wolbach Road

Two Field Classes:

Saturday, February 26, 9:00AM

Saturday, March 26 9:00AM

Are you a nature photography enthusiast? Sudbury Valley Trustees is looking for local

residents to help document wildlife on SVT properties. Those interested will learn how

to track, locate, and photograph local wildlife such as otters, foxes, and fisher with

motion-sensing wildlife cameras. These cameras offer us a peek into the lives of

animals within our watershed and give us valuable information about the health of the

habitat that we are working to protect.

SVT volunteer and experienced remote photographer, Dan Foster, will lead a pair of

field classes this winter. Registration will include a camera and all of the equipment you

will need to get started. Participants must be comfortable bushwhacking, often near

wetlands. They must also commit to visit an SVT property twice-monthly over the year.

The registration fee is $189, which includes your own camera, plus ongoing training and

support.

For additional information and registration, visit www.svtweb.org/camerainthewoods  or

call 978-443-5588.

Birds of a Blue Feather

February 6, 2011 - A flock of Bluebirds returned to the feeder today on the Audubon bird feeder count.

Sunday  6

Monday 7

Tuesday 8

Wednesday 9

Thursday 10

Friday 11

Saturday 12

 

 

   

Southborough Library  website:  Click here

Senior Center Activities

7 Monday 8 Tuesday 9 Wednesday 10 Thursday 11 Friday 12 Saturday
8:30 am Health clinic 7:45 am Walking Group 8:30 am Health clinic 9:30 Mah Jongg
10:00 AM Canasta
open 9:00 AM

12:00 Valentine Day Luncheon

9:30 Tai Chi
  9:30 Woodward Be My Friend Show
  11:00 Senior Singers 10 AM Creative Writers 12:00 Pitch 10:00 AM Painting Workshop
9:30 am Cribbage 12:00 PM Bridge
 
12 Pitch
 
5:00 Business Advisory Council
2:00 Fitness   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

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Southborough meetings

February 7 to February 11, 2010

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

CERT Feb 7 6:00 PM Southborough Fire Dept Meeting room
Northborough/Southborough Health-Wellness Advisory - Agenda Feb 8 8:00 AM Principal's Conference Room, Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough
Board of Assessors - Agenda Feb 9 8:30 AM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Council on Aging - Agenda Feb 9 7:00 PM Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Woodward School Council - Agenda Feb 9 3:15 PM Woodward School Office Conference Room, 28 Cordaville Road
Municipal Technology Committee - Agenda Feb 10 4:00 PM Town Administrator's Office, Town House
Southborough Housing Opportunity Partnership Committee - Agenda Feb 10 5:45 McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Dog Toy

February 6, 2011 - Left to defend itself in the cold snow.

Frances E. Kendrick, 89, of Westborough, died on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Charles H. Kendrick.

Born in Southborough, she was the daughter of the late Parker and Angie (Byard) Uhlman. She was educated in Westborough schools and graduated from Westborough High School, class of 1939. She also graduated from the Bryant-Stratton Business School in Boston.

Mrs. Kendrick was employed as the assistant to the Tax Collector for the Town of Westborough prior to her retirement. She also owned and operated the Cricket Shop where she sold crafts and dollhouse miniatures.

She was a member of the Evangelical Congregational Church, a life member of Bethany Chapter OES, a former member of the Westborough Women's Club and has lived in Westborough all of her life. She also enjoyed playing golf, bridge and traveling.

Frances is survived by one son, Charles H. Kendrick and his wife, Karen, of Westborough; five grandchildren, Charles H., III, Bryan G., Erin M., Elizabeth C. and Christine L. Kendrick; two great-grandchildren, Lyla and Mairan and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late John, Edward, Raymond, Howard, Hazel Uhlman and Dorothy Scott.

The family would like to thank the caring staff in the Fairlawn Unit at Beaumont.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, February 7, from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough, concluding with a funeral service at 7:00 P.M.

A private burial will take place on Tuesday in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

westboroughfuneralhome.com

Robert Scagnetti, 75, of Southborough passed away on February 3,2011 after a four year battle with Leukemia. He was the beloved husband of Mary Annette ( Streb) Scagnetti for more than fifty years. Born in Baltimore, MD, and lived his early years in the New York area, he attended All Hallows High School in the Bronx, and Fordham University in New York City. After graduating from Loyola College in Baltimore, Mr. Scagnetti began his working career with The Toro Company. Within a short time he became the company's Director of Marketing and Research and Development, responsible for creating numerous product designs in the lawn care and golf maintenance fields. Many of the designs that he devised set the stage and direction for the golf equipment industry that exist to this day. In 1972 Mr. Scagnetti purchased The Clapper Company in West Newton. At the time Clapper's distributed Toro equipment to the golf courses of New England. As the years progressed he changed the company's direction to that of a national garden supply catalog, selling primarily teak benches and furniture, and English garden tools. Again, his creativity was responsible for many innovative teak furniture designs, some of which set the direction for the outdoor teak furniture industry. In the 1990's the company became more focused in the fireplace industry. The company is currently located in Sudbury, where he relocated it in 1998. Mr. Scagnetti was also an avid gardener and woodworker. He served in the early 2000's as a Trustee of Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Robb Scagnetti of Leominster; Anne McKernan of Libertyville, IL; Paul Scagnetti of Portland, OR; two sisters Kathy Rose of Marthas Vineyard; Carole Scagnetti of San Francisco; five adored grandchildren, Kira Scagnetti; Kaitlin and Dylan McKernan ; John and Julia Scagnetti. Visiting hours are Sunday Feb. 6, from 1 to 5 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com) Funeral service and burial are private. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Our Danny Cancer Fund, 333 South Road, Room 13E-495, Shrewsbury, MA 01545.

Alfred C. "Fred" Bafaro, 82, of Clinton, formerly of Framingham, passed away Friday, February 4th, with his devoted daughter and brother at his side.

Alfred was born May 4, 1928 in Worcester; his father was the late Victor Bafaro, Sr. and his mother was the late Rose (Pingetore) Bafaro who passed away December 27th 2010.

Alfred is survived by his daughter, Jo-Ann Bafaro of Worcester; two brothers, Rev. Michael P. Bafaro former pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and Victor Bafaro, Jr. of Mesa, AZ; a sister, Genova "Janna" (Bafaro) Dagnese, of Worcester; an aunt, Dolly Reno, many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. A son, John "Jack" Bafaro passed away in 1992.

Alfred grew up in Worcester and graduated from Worcester Classical High School in 1946; he then joined the US Navy to serve his country until 1948; Upon returning Fred earned his degree in engineering from WPI in 1953 where he was a member of Theta Kappa Phi Fraternity and in 1964, earned his MBA Suma Cum Laude from Harvard University School of business in 1964. He lived thirty years in Framingham before moving to Clinton.

Al worked for various companies as an electrical engineer, including Perini Corporation, in Framingham, on projects such as the Callahan Tunnel, the Boston MBTA, and dams and power plant projects across the country. He also worked for other Construction companies including Kosow Construction in Framingham, Flately Construction in Braintree, Grossman Construction, Robert Lusk, in St. Louis, MO, SJ Virgilio, of Shrewsbury, MA, and Allis Chalmers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin over the years. Fred then owned and operated his own residential Real Estate Developmental Company; Albro Construction since 1983. Over his working career Al, built and developed over 5000 residential units including Ridgefield and Woodland Condominiums in Clinton, the Wedgewood Condominiums in Southborough, the first condos in Framingham, as well as apartments and houses in Mass, Conn, New Hampshire, and St. Louis.

Al was a former member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery company of Massachusetts, A former board member of the Hillside School in Marlboro, the YMCA in Worcester, the Marist House, (a former Seminary for the Marist Priests in Framingham) and of the Holy Name Society of St. Bridget's in Framingham. He also served on various boards and committees within the Town of Clinton.

He had a passion for Deep Sea, bass and shell fishing, cooking, and entertaining. He enjoyed the company of his cousins, his brother, Rev. Michael Bafaro, and his many good friends. His loyalty, generosity, infectious smile, and friendship will be missed by many and all who knew him.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit with the family Monday, February 7th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. His funeral will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St John The Evangelist Church, 80 Union St. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in St John's Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be sent to the Program Department of The Girl Scouts of Central and Western MA, Inc., 81 Gold St. Blvd., Worc. 01606, or the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, c/o Dr. Peter Riskind, Jacques Building, UMASS Memorial Hospital, 19 Oak Ave., Worcester, MA 01606.

The family would like to thank the kind and compassionate people on the 2nd floor Lakeside ICU and 4th floor East at Umass Lake Ave. for the incredible care they gave to Dad in his last week of life and the support they gave to us during this difficult time. You were all a blessing to us.

Pat Ellis will help you learn basic beading techniques next Tuesday, February 8, at 7:00 in the evening at the Library. This session’s project is a pair of earrings – just in time for Valentine’s Day! There is a cost of $5.00 for materials – and that goes to the Friends of the Library, who help support our programs for all ages.  Call the Library at    508-485-5031    

Sports and Recreation
ARHS Gymnastics

February 6, 2011 -  Sorry photos didn't work, hopefully it is fixed now.

Shootout 2011

February 6, 2011 - The 2011 Shootout took place Saturday.  Sorry for the display problem hope it works this time around.

ARHS Sports

Sunday 2/6

12:30PM G V Cheering-Winter @ Cheer Tournament @ David Prouty High School

Monday 2/7

4:00PM G V Ice Hockey vs. Weymouth High School

5:00PM B V Indoor Track @ @Fitchburg/Leominster

5:00PM G V Indoor Track @ @Fitchburg/Leominster

Tuesday 2/8

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:10PM B JV Ice Hockey vs. St. Johns H.S.

Wednesday 2/9

5:00PM G V Ice Hockey @ Medford High School

5:00PM B V Indoor Track @ @Fitchburg/Leominster Postponed to 2/7

5:00PM G V Indoor Track @ @Fitchburg/Leominster Postponed to 2/7

6:30PM B V Wrestling @ Nashoba Regional H.S.

Thursday 2/10

3:00PM C V Ski vs. Cup or Make-Up@Ski Ward

3:30PM B JV Basketball @ Westboro High School

3:30PM B FR Basketball @ Westboro High School

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

5:00PM G FR Basketball @ Westboro High School

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

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

AVRTHS Sports

Sunday 2/6

Monday 2/7

6:00PM B V Ice Hockey @ Oakmont Regional High Sch

Tuesday 2/8

3:30PM G FR Basketball vs. Hudson High School

4:00PM B FR Basketball @ Nashoba Valley TechHS

5:30PM B JV Basketball @ Nashoba Valley TechHS

5:30PM G JV Basketball vs. Nashoba Valley TechHS

7:00PM B V Basketball @ Nashoba Valley TechHS

7:00PM G V Basketball vs. Nashoba Valley TechHS

Wednesday 2/9

8:00PM B V Ice Hockey @ Northbridge High School

Thursday 2/10

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

7:20PM B JV Ice Hockey @ Westboro High School