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February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

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Join us Tomorrow!

A Celtic Celebration
with The Kerry Boys
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Friday, February 25, 2010
7:30 pm
 Hudson Town Hall,
78 Main Street, Hudson
 Adults: $12 Students:$10
Children under 12: $8

To purchase tickets visit: www.upwitharts.org

or call: 978.562.1646

Flood Watch Remains in effect from 6 am est Friday through Friday evening,
The flood watch continues for
Portions of northern Connecticut, Massachusetts And Rhode island, Including The Following areas, In Northern Connecticut, Hartford Ct, Tolland Ct And windham ct. In Massachusetts, Central Middlesex Ma, Eastern Essex Ma, eastern hampden ma, Eastern Norfolk Ma, Eastern Plymouth ma, Northern Bristol Ma, Southeast Middlesex Ma, Southern worcester ma, Suffolk Ma, Western Essex Ma, Western Hampden ma, Western Norfolk Ma and western plymouth ma. In rhode island, Eastern Kent Ri, Northwest Providence Ri, Southeast providence ri, Washington Ri And western kent ri.
From 6 am est Friday through Friday evening
A mix or rain and wet snow will develop late this evening and continue overnight, Changing To All rain around daybreak. The rain will become heavy at times Friday morning and last through mid afternoon before tapering off by evening.
One to two inches of precipitation with locally higher amounts can be expected across an area along and south of mass pike into northeastern Massachusetts, Southward To The new england shoreline.
The combination of increasing wind and temperatures rising well into the 40s to lower 50s will also aide in the melting of any remaining snow thereby adding to the anticipated rainfall amounts across the area.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

High wind watch in effect from Friday evening through late friday night,
The NWS in taunton has issued a high wind watch, which is in effect from Friday evening through late friday night.
Locations, eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Hazards, strong winds
Winds, northwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
Timing, Friday night behind a cold front
Impacts, strong winds may cause downed tree limbs and scattered power outages. Loose objects will easily be blown around. Driving can also be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A high wind watch means the potential exists for strong damaging winds to develop in the mentioned areas. These strong winds are capable of downing trees and power lines as well as causing property damage. If a high wind warning is issued, stay inside and away from windows.

Hydrangea bush


As spring approaches, we will be sharing our "growing tips", all you ever needed to know about your favorite plants will be a click away...sponsored by UMass Extension, Mass. Flower Growers Assoc. and the Mass.Dept. of Agricultural Resources:





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

Where Dirty Cars Get Clean
We are committed to providing the highest quality car wash experience for our customers.

155A Boston Rd, Route 30 in Southboro MA

Wide and brightly lit wash bays with no tirecradles to navigate your vehicle onto.

Advanced Tire and Rim cleaners that clean brake dusted wheels, wheel wells, and lower body panels. 

Accommodates Large Vehicles, including Dual Rear Wheels. Vehicle height limit is 7'4" and Length Limit is 20 ft.

Self Serve Vacuum stations.

Wash Card Club Memberships


 Monday - Friday    6:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday                7:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday                  9:00am - 6:00pm

Fleet Account Information

Make your car look clean and new after being driven through the dirty slush of this winter.

Get your car washed at Choice Car Wash and get your car tuned up or repaired at Southboro Auto Tech.  It's getting near the end of the month.  Have you had your vehicle inspected yet? Southboro Auto Tech is MA state inspection station.  Hours for inspection are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Camera in the Woods, Help SVT Document Wildlife with a Motion-Sensing Camera

Date: Saturday, February 26 and Saturday, March 26, Time: 9:00am

Location: Wolbach Farm (Two Field Classes)

Leader/Speaker: Wildlife Camera Expert and SVT Volunteer Dan Foster

SVT needs your help documenting wildlife on our properties.  Learn how to track, locate, and photograph otters, foxes, and other animals with your own motion-sensing camera.  Participants must be comfortable bushwhacking near wetlands and commit to visit an SVT property twice-monthly over the year.  Fee: $189, which includes your own camera, plus ongoing training and support.  For more information, see our Camera in the Woods page.

Member Fee: $189 | Non-Member Fee: $189

March Madness in the Boros!
Saturday, March 5th - Algonquin Regional High School
Information and

basketball games,basketball players,basketballs,competitions,games,leisure,males,men,people,persons,recreation,sports

Sponsored by Friends of the Southborough Youth Commission
To benefit Southborough Youth and Family


Attention Dog Owners: Starting March 1st, 2011, Dog Licenses go on sale in the Town Clerk’s Office.

animals,canines,creatures,dogs,mammals,pets,Siberian Huskies

Sit a While

February 23, 2011 - Be a while before someone gets to sit and really enjoy a meal or ice cream at these tables on Main Street in front of Mauro's Cafe.

Mt. Snow

February 23, 2011 - A very large pile of snow sits in the Industrial Park near Boston Road and New York Ave.

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Mass audubon's Focus on Feeders

Northern Cardinal, by David Parish
2009 Focus on Feeders
photo contest winner
Best Overall Photo: David Parish

It has been two weeks since Focus on Feeders Weekend 2011, and thanks to members and friends like you the participation has been outstanding.

We have already received more than 1,000 reports — a significant increase over the 2010 total — and dozens of fabulous photos for our photo contest!

There is still time to enter your results online. Every response counts and we want as many reports from as many towns as possible.

Also, please send us your photos for the photo contest. Just use our easy online form to submit up to 3 photos online.

Highlights From the Results to Date  (based on online reports only)

Most frequently reported species: Black-capped Chickadee
More than 92% of participants reported chickadees, the State Bird of Massachusetts, at their feeders.

Most abundant feeder species: Dark-eyed Junco
More than 6,300 Dark-eyed Juncos have been counted by participants reporting as of today. The number of juncos represents the greatest increase over the many years of Focus on Feeders. With 2,000 counted, American Goldfinch reports have declined from last year to 64% of the feeders reporting.

Species recorded the fewest times: Evening Grosbeak, Golden-crowned Kinglet and Ruby-crowned Kinglet were reported at six, seven, and five feeders, respectively.

Biggest change from last year: Few major changes have been observed.  FOF 2011 is shaping up to be a seemingly average year for feeder watchers. Common Redpolls and Pine Siskins, two of our “irruptive” species, are being seen in very modest numbers only, and most of the regular feeder visitors are  appearing in average numbers.

Thank you again for your participation, and if you haven’t submitted your results yet, please add your contribution to our growing feeder watch database before the February 28 deadline!

Mass Audubon Mass Audubon
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-9500 / 800-AUDUBON

Former Southborough Fire Captain George F. Killam, Ret. passed away early Tuesday while vacationing in Las Vegas, NV.  Details are incomplete at this time.  George was appointed to the fire department full time in 1969, promoted to Captain 1982 and retired in 1998.  Killiam Farm Lane was once home to the Killiam farm and its' herd of beef cattle.

We are pleased to welcome back the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band to the Steeple Coffeehouse in Southborough on March 12th

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   


Together almost 11 years, Blackstone Valley Bluegrass features renown banjo picker Dave Dick, his brother Bob Dick on guitar, Dan Nowlan on mandolin and Ken Taylor on upright bass.  Blackstone Valley plays great bluegrass music; the fast ones fast - and the slow ones - with lots of feeling.

Bob, Dave, Dan and Ken have all played in lots of other bands - some nationally famous such as Salamander Crossing, Northern Lights and Front Range - but it is together in Blackstone Valley Bluegrass where they really shine. Good friends all, they have the best time when they’re on stage. Jokes fly as fast as the notes, the boys swap blistering solos and even instruments, and they harmonize like the angels. They might even give up the microphones and walk into the audience to lead a gospel number before the set ends, which no matter how long is always way too soon.

If you love bluegrass music and love a good time, you owe it to yourself to catch the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band live. Their audiences always have a blast, guaranteed!

Stewardship Intern: Land Conservation Management Planner

Job Description:

Prepare conservation management plans for SVT properties. Prepare detailed management plans for 3 ecologically-significant properties. Prepare general management plans for 20 small properties (1 – 4 acres). 

Temporary, full time, 40 hrs/week.

Specific Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Conduct field assessment of natural communities and physical conditions. Evaluate the types of natural communities, extent and quality; presence and extent of invasive plants; other threats to conservation; protection needs; and condition of access and trails, if any.

  • Review and synthesize historical files on the protection and stewardship of the reservation.

  • Consult with SVT staff and others on history, community and ecology.

  • Create maps

  • Prepare management recommendations and final plan documents.


  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in natural sciences or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Field experience and knowledge of local natural resources, flora, fauna and geography.

  •  Ability to identify common trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.

  • Ability to interpret maps and use map and compass to navigate in the field. Experience with GPS helpful.

  • Experience with ArcGIS software preferred.

  • Good organizational and writing skills.

  • Working knowledge of Windows operating environment and Microsoft Office software.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Have vehicle and valid driver’s license.

Application Information:

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

            Sudbury Valley Trustees

            18 Wolbach Road

            Sudbury, MA 01776

By email, to nhallen@svtweb.org.

By Fax: 978-443-2333

Application Deadline: March 15, 2011

Internship time frame: 14 – 16 weeks; May through August. Start date negotiable.

Compensation: $12 – 15/hour, dependent upon experience

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Say Goodbye to the End of February
Sunday - February 27
Ride Type: Map and Cue Sheet
Times and Routes: 10:30 for 22 or 32 miles
Leaders: Ken Hablow (781-647-0233 before 9PM No Sunday morning calls.)
Description: Starting in Acton at Bagels Plus on Rte 2A, the routes wind through Westford and back through Concord and Carlisle.
Start: The parking lot at Bagels Plus on Rte 2A. 93 Great Road, Acton (map)
Directions: 1 mile past the Concord Rotary on Rte 2A at the base of Pope Road. Please park in the middle of the lot. Do not park in front of Colonial Spirits.
For more information contact: ridesvp@crw.org  for the file.

John’s Steinbeck’s


presented by

The Algonquin Dramahawks

Thursday, March 3

Friday, March 4


ARHS Auditorium

Tickets sold at the door $7.00

This performance is a condensed version of the play in order to qualify for this year’s

Massachusetts High School

Theatre Guild Festival

Proceeds for this show will help to cover festival costs

Algonquin will present this production as our school’s festival entry on Saturday, March 5

@Leominster High School 4:30pm

Race to Nowhere

Algonquin Regional High School
79 Bartlett Street
Northborough MA Algonquin Regional High School
79 Bartlett Street

Wednesday, March 02, 2011 from 7:00 PM - 9:00

Lloyd E. Hebb, Jr . 72, died on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the UMass Memorial Healthcare- Universtiy Hospital, Worcester. He was the husband of Claudette M. (Chamberland) Hebb. Born in Worcester, he is the son of Muriel G. (Cole) Mayotte of Ashland and step-son of the late Everett Spud Mayotte. He was educated in Westborough and Ashland schools and then entered into the military serving with the U. S. Air Force. Mr. Hebb was a self -employed carpenter in the Westborough area prior to his retirement. He was an active member and past president of the MBAA, a member and past director of the Southboro Rod and Gun Club, a member of the Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club in Burriville, RI, the Eight Point Rod and Gun Club in Sterling. He enjoyed fishing, sports, loved Cape Cod and loved dogs. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by three children, Ronald D. Hebb and his wife, Christine, of Ashland, Debra M. Murphy and her husband, Steven, of Westborough and Frank E. Hebb and his wife, Louise, of Ashland; one brother, Douglas Hebb and his wife, Sandy, of Marlboro and two grandchildren, Amber and Cole Hebb. His funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 16, at 1:00 P.M. in the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours. westboroughfuneralhome.com

Alyn H. Platt, 58, of Lakeville, MA, passed away on Saturday February 12, 2011, following a long illness. He was the husband of Elizabeth A. (Ruggerio) Platt. Born in Fall River, son of the late John A. & June B. (Shumway) Platt. He had been a long time resident of Leominster, MA while he taught at Littleton High School from 1974 to 1983. He was then a long time resident of Bellingham, MA while he taught many years at North Attleboro High School and then at the Fay School in Southboro, MA where he regrettably retired from teaching eight years ago due to his illness. He continued his love of education and music by achieving his doctoral degree in education with a focus on music from Kennedy Western University and then continued with music by working from home doing music engraving. Besides his wife, he is survived by his mothers brother Myron Shumway and his wife Audrey from Laurel, MD and three cousins, as well as his fathers sister Marilyn Halliwell of Tiverton, RI. He also leaves behind a mother in law Lillian Ruggerio and his wifes three siblings Christine, Paul and Mark. During his many years as musician, he was a member of many bands performing at wedding receptions, restaurants, and with several local theater companies. His greatest pride and achievement was being one of the original founders of the Massachusetts Instrumental Conductors Association (MICA). A funeral service will be held on Thursday February 17th at 10:00 am in the Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home, 280 Bedford St., (Rt. 18) Lakeville, MA. Interment will follow the service at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Visitation will be on Wednesday February 16th from 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to: National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, North Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752. For additional information or to send a condolence to the family please visit www.d-mfh.com


All graduating seniors who are active members of St. Matthew

Parish are encouraged to apply for a St. Matthew, Mary Aikens,

Murphy Family Scholarship. Awards are based upon religious

faithfulness, service to the parish, and the completed application.

Applications are available at exits of church or by contacting

Parish Office at 508-485-2285 or office@stmatthewsb.org.

Application Deadline is May 2, 2011.


Scholarships are offered annually to young women who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to voluntarism. Graduating seniors may obtain an application through all area high schools, both public and private.

To Apply for a JLW Scholarship


The Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the fifth annual $5,000 A. James

Lavoie Essay Contest Scholarship. This essay contest scholarship is open to any graduating senior who

meets the criteria below. All application materials must be physically received by the foundation by

Thursday, March 31st, 2011. The winner will be notified by May 6th, 2011.


The Recovery Connection is hosting a fashion boutique that will take place this Thursday, the 24th of February @ 2:30pm here at The Recovery Connection. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. All the clothing is clean and free for everyone to enjoy. If this is a successful event we plan to continue it going forward.

Hope to see everyone there.

-The Recovery Connection Members and Staff

31 Main Street, Marlborough, MA 01752

(508) 485-0298


Are you Divorced? Separated?  You don't have to go through it alone. Find Help, Discover Hope and Experience Healing.  DivorceCare meets every Tuesday from March 8th to May 31st from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Childcare available.  Location: 339 Lincoln Street, Marlborough, MA (Faith in Christ Tabernacle).  For more info call 508-596-1121 or visit www.connectingpointchurch.org.

pastor eric | connectingpoint church

Sundays 10AM Marlborough Middle school


The Annual Lenten series will be held on the following dates:
March 22, March 29, April 5, & April 12
Each evening program begins at 6:00pm; worship and dinner will be followed by a guest speaker and discussion.
This year’s theme: “Not Disunity But Unity: The Body of Christ Across Denominational Lines.”

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

ARHS Sports

Tuesday 2/22

2:30PM B JV Ice Hockey vs. Shrewsbury High School

TBA B V Basketball @ Acton Boxboro Tourney

TBA G V Basketball @ Westboro Tourney

Wednesday 2/23

9:00AM B JV Ice Hockey vs. Westboro High School

12:00PM G V Ice Hockey @ Shawsheen Valley Tech

8:20PM B V Ice Hockey @ Shrewsbury High School

Thursday 2/24

9:50AM B JV Ice Hockey vs. Marlborough High School

2:00PM G V Ice Hockey @ Wilmington High School

2:30PM B V Ice Hockey vs. Gardner High School

TBA G V Basketball @ Westboro Tourney

Friday 2/25

6:00PM G V Cheering-Winter @ Shepherd Hill Cheering Invitational

Sat 2/26 - Sun 2/27

Sat 2/26 4:00PM G V Gymnastics @ State Meet @ Shrewsbury

Sat 2/26 TBA B V Indoor Track @ ALL CLASS

Sat 2/26 TBA G V Indoor Track @ ALL CLASS

Sun 2/27 1:00PM G V Cheering-Winter @ Leagues @Shrewsbury


Tuesday 2/22

11:00AM B JV Basketball @ University Park Campus

12:30PM B V Basketball @ University Park Campus

1:30PM G V Basketball vs. Shawsheen Valley Tech HS

3:40PM B JV Ice Hockey @ Bellingham High School

Wednesday 2/23

2:00PM B V Ice Hockey vs. Nipmuc Regional HS

Thursday 2/24

6:00PM G V Basketball vs. Worcester Technical H.S. (Vocational Championship)

Friday 2/25

7:20AM B JV Ice Hockey vs. Medway High School

10:50AM B JV Ice Hockey vs. Medway High School Postponed to 2/25

1:00PM B V Ice Hockey @ Worcester Public HS

Sat 2/26 - Sun 2/27

Sat 2/26 1:00PM C V All Teams vs. OPEN DATE (CAL Cheering Invitational)

The  Westborough Selectmen’s meeting  has been rescheduled from Feb. 22 to Mar. 1—CSX is not on their agenda at this time.

Will update if/when CSX is on the agenda

For many years Northboro - Southboro Pop Warner football has had fundraisers and worked hard for what they have, now that are leaving the Pop Warner program they are being required to give back that money and equipment.  The following was sent to the Southborough News.

To:  Parents, Coaches, Cheerleaders and Football Players of Northboro and Southboro,                

We are pleased to officially announce that the Northboro/Southboro Youth Football and Cheer Association has become part of the Central Massachusetts American Youth Football and Cheer Conference.  Though the board feels that this move is in the best interest of the kids in our towns, Pop Warner disagrees with our decision.

In the coming weeks you may be contacted by Central Mass Pop Warner trying to start a program in our towns, as they feel that this would be in the best interest of their league.  For all the reasons stated below, it became obvious to this board that this was not the case.  Unfortunately, Central Mass Pop Warner has taken the stance that the assets (monies and equipment) of our program belong to Central Mass Pop Warner.  They do not recognize the fact that these assets were generated by the Northboro/Southboro Football and Cheer Association to benefit the children of our towns.  They are attempting to seize these assets which we will protect to the fullest extent of the law.

Why did we make this change? There were many concerns that were voiced during the 2010 season and once again reiterated in the survey which was completed this past fall.  First, to strengthen the quality of our program we will provide additional preseason training for our coaches as well as adopt a strict, binding code of conduct for our players and coaches.  In addition, joining AYF will address many of the other concerns, in particular the following four main issues:

Issue: Travel time to the towns we play is a burden on the parents and participants (cheer and football)

Solution:  Central Mass AYFC Conference has teams in our nearby towns. There are currently 20 (including Northboro/Southboro) teams within the Central Mass AYFC Conference, including most of the towns that our high school plays (highlighted in yellow).









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N. Middlesex


Issue:  The towns we play  as part of Pop Warner are much larger than ours and more like cities

Solution:  Northboro and Southboro population combined is approximately 24K people.  The average town population of the Central Mass AYF Conference is 19K people excluding Worcester and 27K including Worcester.

Issue: Older kids playing down (i.e. Old/Lighters) are creating a noncompetitive environment

Solution: Central Mass AYFC Conference is a grade based organization playing in the All-American Division. This means that participants in the same grade and of similar age will play together. The main difference of this division compared to the Pop Warner program is that a child’s weight no longer will factor into the decision regarding his/her team placement.  The board believes that the All-American Division of AYFC will provide consistency and continuity for the players and teams through the 8th grade. Under the weight based system, some children outside the limits of Pop Warner’s weight restrictions were prevented from playing in their own age group due to these weight restrictions. On the flip side, children who qualified as ‘older/lighter’ were often placed on squads with younger kids.  In making its decision, the board reviewed an often-cited research study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, which concluded that age is a greater factor in football injuries than weight. The conclusions from that study are supported by the lower insurance rates for grade-based football programs relative to programs that have older/lighter players playing with and against younger children.  As part of the All-American Division, the Jr. T-Hawks will offer football teams at the following levels: Tiny Mite (Kindergarten & First Grade), Mitey Mite (Second & Third Grades), Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade and Eighth Grade.


Issue: Children playing on larger teams receive little playing time above the minimum play requirement

Solution: Central Mass AYFC promotes team sizes that will maximize playing time.  Towns are encouraged to split teams into two equally qualified teams which will play similar schedules within the league.

It is our hope that you realize we have taken the time to listen to what the parents and players expect out of this organization and will join us to kick off our inaugural season as a member of the Central Mass AYFC Conference.

We ask that you support our new direction and keep our towns unified within one league.  In conclusion, we believe that this is what is best for our kids and will help our program flourish for many years to come.  We welcome any questions or comments you may have as we begin a new future with our Football and Cheer programs.  Lastly, in the coming weeks, we will kick off our registration for the 2011 season including a free, fun event for all past and new participants including parents.


NS Youth Football and Cheer Board
Contact: nsbod@jrthawks.com

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The spring can't get here soon enough and it's time to make your plans!! 


The Southborough Recreation spring/summer 2011 brochure is now available and registration is open.



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Hey there parents!!  Looking for something for the kids to do today?  Recreation is open every day during vacation and ready to play.  Basketball shoot out, pingpong, foozeball and more.  Drop your children off from 1-4pm for only $15.    
Doreen Ferguson, Director
Southborough Recreation
Birds On A Wire

February 21, 2011 - Pigeons roost on the lines along Southville Road.

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Join us for a fun and educational  program tomorrow!
Focus on the Arts!
Music Around the World
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
More Vacation Things to Do:

Winter Detectives

As we explore the wintry woods, what clues can we find about the animals and plants around us?  Whose teeth chewed that branch, whose tracks lead up to that tree stump, which buds have a furry winter coat?  Use all your senses to investigate life above, in, and under the snow.  Inside the classroom after warm snacks, conduct experiments with snow and ice to learn more clues about winter survival. For Children in Grades K-2.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 1:30-3:30 pm

Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Course Code: chp1810
Instructor: Bonnie Drexler
Fee: $12 (Member) / $14 (Nonmember)
Limit: 12   Credit:

New England Wild Flower Society at Garden in the Woods

180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701
508/877-7630   (FAX) 508/877-3658    508/877-6553    


Higgins Armory Worcester MA

Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge


Harvard Museum of Natural History ENews
Special Exhibition
  Wander the museum in search of Tangible Things: Objects from Other Harvard Collections at
  the Harvard Museum of Natural History, through May 29, 2011. Find six guest objects from
  other Harvard collections within the museum's galleries, including a Tiffany vase (pictured above)
  from the Harvard Art Museum. Free with museum admission.

Evolution Matters Lecture Series
Evolution MattersDon't miss tomorrow's lecture Neandertals and Modern Humans: The Genetic Evidence for Interbreeding, a lecture by David Reich, Associate Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, on Wednesday, February 9, at 6:00 pm.

Learn about The Evolution of Childhood: The Role of Development in Explaining Human Uniqueness, a lecture by Melvin Konner, Professor of Anthropology & Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology at Emory University, on Wednesday, February 23, at 6:00 pm. Konner will explore how relationships, emotion, and mind emerged.

Free and open to the public, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street.
Supported by a gift from Drs. Herman and Joan Suit

Family Program
Valentine's Day in the Animal KingdomExplore some of the unusual and bizarre ways in which animals search for and win the affection of their companions at Valentine's Day in the Animal Kingdom, a family program on Sunday, February 13, at 2:00 pm with Harvard graduate students Emily Kay and Alexis Harrison. Free with museum admission.  
Gallery Exploration
Gallery Exploration of the Twelve Animals of the Chinese Zodiac Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with a gallery exploration of the Twelve Animals of the Chinese Zodiac, through February 28. Learn about the cultural significance and natural history of the animals and try your hand at drawing the animal assigned to the year of your birth. Free with museum admission. Photo by Samantha van Gerbig, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University.  

Banner image: Katya Kallsen © President and Fellows of Harvard College.
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Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

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February 21, 2011 - ARHS took to the ice against Holliston High School tonight.

State Finals Bound

February 20, 2011 - The girls gymnastic team won the South Sectional  at Hudson HS.  ARHS beat 2nd place Wellesley 141.175 to 141.000.  They go on to the State finals next Saturday at Shrewsbury HS.

Notices from the Town House

Attention Dog Owners: Starting March 1st, 2011, Dog Licenses go on sale in the Town Clerk’s


CSX/Transflo Project: February 22nd - Meeting postponed - plans will be filed with the

 Westborough Planning Board and Board of Selectmen.


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Tuesday 23

Wednesday 24

Thursday 25

Friday 26

Saturday 27

Closed Closed President's Day

Southborough Library  website:  Click here

Two new staff members at the Southborough Public Library

We have recently welcomed two new faces to our team at the Library. Ms. Barbara Spiri took over Children's Assistant responsibilities in December - replacing Jennifer Low.  Barbara is a former elementary school teacher, a lover of learning and literature, and has fit right in with our staff and our library visitors!  She is delighted to be here in Southborough, in such a busy and happy Library.

Chris McGinn started just after the new year in a  part-time position as our resident computer geek. His title is Technology Assistant - and our computers and peripherals are happier already!

Welcome, Barbara and Chris.  

Senior Center Activities

21 Monday 22 Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24 Thursday 25 Friday 26 Saturday
Closed Presidents day 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 Pitch
5:00 Business Advisory Council
  2 pm fitness  


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:




Pilgrim Church

Tai Chi:

Pilgrim Church

Senior Singers:

Pilgrim Church

Painting Workshops:

Colonial Gardens


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

February 22 to February 25, 2010





Advisory Board - Agenda Feb 22 7:15 McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Board of Selectmen - Agenda Feb 22 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Library Board of Trustees - Agenda Feb 22 5:30 PM Southborough Public Library
Advisory Board - Agenda Feb 23 7:30 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
MBTA Triangle Committee - Agenda Feb 23 8:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
Capital Budget Planning Committee - Agenda Feb 23 7:30 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Municipal Technology Committee - Agenda Feb 24 4:00 PM Facilities Office, 21 Highland Street

Winter weather advisory in effect from 3 am to 4 pm est monday,
The NWS in taunton has issued a winter weather advisory for snow, which is in effect from 3 am to 4 pm est Monday.
Locations, in Massachusetts bristol county, and westward from the worcester hills. Northeastern Connecticut and all of rhode island.
Hazard types, snow.
Accumulations, 2 to 4 inches.
Timing, early Monday morning through Monday afternoon. The majority of the snow is expected to fall during the morning commute through about noon.
Impacts, slippery roads and some reduction in visibility will be possible.
Winds, north 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.
Temperatures, in the mid teens tonight to low 30s Monday.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A winter weather advisory is issued when snow and/or ice is forecast to develop in the affected areas, but accumulations are expected to be light. Any snow or ice would make driving and walking difficult, but not impossible, on untreated roadways and sidewalks. When temperatures are below freezing, motorists need to be especially careful on bridges and overpasses where slippery spots can easily develop.



NORWOOD, MASS. (Issued FEBRUARY 2011) -- Expanding its presence in central and western Massachusetts, Reliable Respiratory, one of New England’s leading home respiratory equipment and services providers, has named Leominster native Kristi Dellechiaie as Account Manager with responsibility for building and maintaining relationships with referral sources in the region. She is also working with doctors in Boston.

The announcement was made by Vin Scifo, Reliable’s Sales Director. Dellechiaie has been involved in health care and sales since earning her B.A. degree from Florida Atlantic University.

In addition to state-of-the-art equipment, Reliable Respiratory coordinates care with local VNA’s and therapists; provides routine maintenance of equipment; and handles insurance billing. Reliable is an in-network provider for respiratory equipment with most major insurance companies.

Reliable Respiratory provides home CPAP/bilevel units for patients suffering from sleep-disordered breathing, compliance programs and recurring supplies for patients with sleep disordered breathing, nebulizers for those requiring medication dispensed as a liquid mist, and oxygen cylinders and concentrators for people with lung disease. CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) devices help keep airways open so people can sleep better.

Over the next few months, Reliable is sponsoring a series of first-of-a-kind CPAP Road Tours with the theme ‘You Can Sleep Better.’ The free events -- open to the entire community -- feature new product demos, mask-fitting clinics, and Q & A’s with Respiratory Therapists. For more information: (866) 551-3335, ext. 0   /  email rrcpaproadtour@gmail.com   /  www.reliablerespiratory.com

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Hat Trick Wins it

February 20, 2011 - Saturday Assabet Regional Technical High School played  Hopkinton High .Assabet won 3-2 as Assabet's Cody Brier had a hat trick.

February 20, 2011 - Westboro High School played ARHS in the annual tournament benefitting breast cancer. A pink basketball and pink shoelaces helped to support the cause.  ARHS won 33 to 31.