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February 27, 2011 - March 5, 2011

Woodville Rod and Gun Club Scholarship


The Woodville Rod and Gun Club in Hopkinton is offering a $500 scholarship to a senior in the area who shows an interest in environmental education and is pursuing a degree in wildlife habitat, forestry and fisheries management, etc at an accredited college or university. Please have them go to our website at www.woodvillerodandgun.com for an application form. The deadline for applying is May1, 2011.

Southborough Senior Center

St. Patrick’s Day Party -

Come enjoy a Traditional Irish Feast Corn Beef and Cabbage with all the fixings!

Also offering Baked Stuffed Chicken

Entertainment by Jug O’ Punch Irish Band



Sign up at the front desk or call (508) 229-4453

·         Thursday, March 17th

·         Luncheon by Tasty Home Cooking

·         Time: 12:00pm

·         Suggested Donation is $4.00 (members), $6.00 (non-members)


Southborough's Teens 



Southborough Police Officer, Kevin Landry, Southborough United Parishes and Recreation would like to coordinate efforts with parents to create some special events for the Teens in Town.  The target group would be high school Freshmen up to Juniors. 


If you would like to be part of this process please respond



Thank you,

Doreen Ferguson

Southborough Recreation








FERRIS, Helen (Falvey) Of Southborough, a cherished wife, sister, mother and nana passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2011. She has been called to her heavenly Father after 94 years of a well lived life. She was the wife of Eugene Ferris who passed away in 1993. Born in Beaufort, County Kerry, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Galvin) Falvey. At the age of seventeen she immigrated to London, where she married Eugene Ferris in 1939. With their two children Cornelius (Neil) and Mary, they immigrated to America in 1950. They settled in Brookline and had two more children, Deborah and Eugene Jr. In 1986 they moved to Southborough. Helen was a woman of exceptional courage, who immigrated to America to provide a life of opportunity for her children. She was a woman of great compassion who provided extraordinary care for her husband and daughter Deborah during their long illness. Finally, she was a person of deep faith which sustained her through the many joys and challenges of her life. She was loved and adored by her family and is survived by her children, Neil Ferris and his wife Maureen of Southborough, Mary Ricci and her husband Ronald of Wells Beach, ME; Eugene Ferris of Marlborough; Nora Kane of Easton, whom she cared for like a daughter; she was a devoted grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She is pre-deceased by her husband Eugene; daughter Deborah; and eight brothers and sisters. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 9, from 4:30 to 8 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. (Rte 30) Southborough, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com) A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 10, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd, (Rte 30), Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough. Expressions of sympathy may be sent in her memory to Greater Marlboro Programs Inc., 40 Mechanic St. Ste 100 Marlborough, MA 01752

Robert W. Garfield 1931 - 2011 FEEDING HILLS - Robert "Bob" Garfield was called home with God on Friday, March 4, 2011. He was born April 4, 1931 in Spring-field, MA living his first three years in Feeding Hills before moving to Boylston, MA. He attended Boylston schools and graduated from the High School of Commerce in Worcester and attended Worcester Jr. College for two years. He proudly served his country in the US Army as a paratrooper during the Korean War. Bob began his career as a carpenter with his father eventually joining the Carpenters Union #108 for which he worked for many years before becoming Building Inspector for the Town of Southborough, MA retiring in 1996. He spent five years enjoying his winters in Hudson, FL. He served on many committees at the United Methodist Church in Agawam and was instrumental in helping and feeding the homeless. Bob truly loved gardening, children and animals. Bob leaves his loving wife of 54 years Sandra (Dahl) Garfield and his four beloved children, daughter Cheryl Gregor and husband Douglas, of Northville, NY and sons Greg and his wife Terri of Blandford, MA, Glen and his fiancée Jane of Feeding Hills, MA and Gary of Agawam. He also leaves his 10 grandsons, whom he adored, Gary Jr., Nick, Seth, Jake, Dylan, Jeff, Joe, Randy, Robbie, and Sam He also leaves his sisters Fay of Boylston, MA, Carol and her husband Bruce of Arlington, TX, brothers Donald of Worcester, MA, Vernon and his wife Mary of Soquel, CA and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his mother and father Mildred (Person) Garfield and Ralph Garfield. Bob will be remembered by all as "The Good Guy" and will be deeply missed. Memorial donations in Bob's memory may be made to Holyoke Soldiers Home, Activities Dept., 11 Cherry St., Holyoke, MA 01040. The funeral ceremony will be Wednesday 11:30 AM at Colonial Forastiere Funeral Home, (413) 786-2600. 985 Main St., Agawam, with a gathering in Bob's honor in the funeral home for relatives and friends prior to the ceremony from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM. Burial will follow at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery , Agawam.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com


Southborough Recreation is looking to fill the following position(s):

Summer Camp PreK-Kindergarden Supervisor

Summer Positions:
At this time we will accept any applications for summer positions. Please keep in mind that our camp positions are based on returning staff and upcoming CIT's within our camps. You can fill out the application below and email or mail to the Recreation Office.

For all other programs, if you have an idea or talent and meet our qualifications, please contact our office. You can speak with Jenn, Paula or Doreen. We are always looking for new programs to offer our residents.


Click here to download our application for employment .


Southborough Recreation

Spring/Summer 2011 Programs/registration
now available


New RAP Session
accepting registrations now


Summer Positions


Finn March Madness Road Race

March 26,2011
Mail in Reg Form
Run Route
Walk Route

Located at Woodward School
Rink Schedule

  • 911 Memorial Field is CLOSED
  • Grass Fields CLOSED


Hungry Eyes

March 5, 2011 - An alligator awaits its prey in the Everglades.

George F. Killam, 67, a life long resident of Southborough, died on February 22, 2011, unexpectedly while on his annual vacation in Las Vegas.

He was the son of the late Albert E. and Helen (Pierce) Killam. Mr. Killam grew up on the family farm on Richards Road, with a herd of beef cattle. The farm remained active until it was sold in the late 1990's. George was a graduate of Algonquin Regional High School of Northborough, Class of 1961 and served in the Air Force Veteran, where he received his firefighting training. In 1969 George was appointed a full time firefighter for the town of Southborough and in 1982 was promoted to Captain. In 1998 he retired with over 29 years of service to the town.

George was well known as a good friend and never too busy to lend a hand when asked. He was also known for his ingenuity and creativity in many areas, especially in woodworking and for his famous vegetable garden, where last year his tomato plants were 14 feet tall!!

He is survived by his children, Katherine Killam of Johnson, VT; Kevin Killam and his wife Kelli of Las Vegas; Wesley Killam and his wife Michelle of Southborough; a sister, Ruth Dawes and her husband Donald of Lincoln; 4 grandchildren, Shawn Pugh, of Phoenix, AZ; Morgan, Heather and Matthew Killam, of Las Vegas; and his special friend, Carol Bradway, of Holden.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, March 11, from 5 to 8PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 12, at 11 AM at the 1st Community Church, Highland St., Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough.

Fuzzy Squirrel


March 5, 2011 - National Grid tree crews work on taking down a large oak tree at the Southborough/Westborough town line along Southville Road an Flanders Road.

Southborough Library to hold 2nd Annual  "State of the Library" Address

SOUTHBOROUGH - Mark your calendars now for the second annual “State of the Library” Address on Tuesday, March 15, 7:00 p.m., at the Southborough Library. Refreshments will be served.

Come hear Southborough Library Director Jane Cain, Library staff, and the Library Board of Trustees discuss the Library’s new programs for teens and adults, our expanded collection of downloadable books, our long-range plan, our museum pass program, and some other very exciting news. There will be a brief discussion of the Library’s proposed budget for FY12, as well.

The Library is located at 25 Main Street. All Southborough residents are encouraged to attend to learn more about their library.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Winter Rambles

Sponsored by Drumlin Farm

Thu, Mar 10, 2011 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Instructor: Drumlin Farm Staff - '

Audience: Family (suitable for children ages 3 - 9 yrs)

Fee: Adults $10.00m/ $12.00nm, Children $10.00m/ $12.00 pm

Registration is required.

Join us as we head out and explore the wilder areas of Drumlin Farm in winter. How many mouse tunnels will we find? Will we see tracks and signs of opossum or fisher? Where are the wild turkeys hanging out? Who knows what we might discover in our rambling? Then we'll head in for some hot chocolate and to meet a surprise visitor.

For one or more adults along with 1-3 children per adult. Fees apply to all participants, both adults and children."Backpack babies" (under 12 months and carried in a backpack or sling) are welcome free of charge, but please mention these participants when registering. Mass Audubon family memberships must be current to receive member rates. Please consider joining when you register.

 Things You Should Know:-Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary is a dynamic environment. Occasionally we may make programmatic changes to take advantage of new opportunities or to maintain the safety of the visitors and the animals we care for.

-Children should be the age indicated by the start of each program.

-Programs include time indoors, as well as outside, and will run rain or shine; please come dressed comfortably for our outdoor adventures! If severe weather occurs please call our cancellation line by dialing 781-259-2200 (then press 2, then 3). If your program is not mentioned, it will take place as scheduled.

-In programs where there is a farm to food connection, snacks from the farm may be incorporated.

Instructions and Directions: Please check in at the Admissions Window to find out where your class will meet, and dress warmly for our outdoor adventure.

Register by mail: program registration form. (PDF 66K)

Register by phone: with a credit card by calling 781-259-2200.

For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.

 For more information, contact:

Drumlin Farm

208 South Great Road

Lincoln, MA 01773


Bringing Home the Dinner

March 4, 2011 - Osprey Mom and Dad prepare dinner for the young'ns.

Another Florida Sunset

March 4, 2011 - Yes it's a warm sunset somewhere other than New England who is enduring a very cold wintery winter.


March 4, 2011 - Last week Woodward students celebrated Dr. Seuss' 107th birthday/Read Across America.

George F. Killam, 67, life long resident of Southborough died on February 22, 2011 in Las Vegas while visiting his son Kevin.

George was appointed a Full-time Firefighter on November 1, 1969, and promoted to Captain in 1982.
With over 29 years of service to the Town of Southborough, he retired on January 7, 1998.

He is survived by his three children, Kathy of Vermont, Kevin of Las Vegas and Wesley of Southborough.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday March 11 (NEXT FRIDAY) , from 5 to 8 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough (morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A Funeral service will be held on March 12 (NEXT SATURDAY), at 11 AM at First community Church, Highland St.  Southborough, burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery, Southborough

The Annual Massachusetts Poultry Enhancement Meeting

Thursday, March 24, 2011, Bolton Public Library, 738 Main Street, Bolton, MA 01740, 978-779-2839
Time: 6pm-9pm (registration begins at 5:45pm)
Cost: FREE (light refreshments)

For the backyard chicken enthusiasts to more established poultry operations, the MA Poultry Enhancement Meeting has all the latest information on poultry. This year’s meeting is hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) and the Massachusetts Poultry Enhancement Council (MPEC) and will be held at the Bolton Public Library on March 24, 2011 at 6pm to 9pm. Agenda items include all aspects of the poultry spectrum:

• Leading guest speakers from the poultry sector
• Poultry Best Practices Guide
• Regulatory Guidelines
• Emergency Disease Response Plan
• Information about MassGrown & Fresher (a free online marketing tool to promote your poultry business to consumers) and other MDAR marketing materials.

This is an open meeting for residents of Massachusetts and surrounding states. Any business or individual group may provide their contact information and a representative will be present at the meeting. Please contact Ed Hageman at 617-626-1796 or Edward.Hageman@state.ma.us for more information.

Maple producers

March is the perfect time to explore maple sugaring in Massachusetts. Once you appreciate the distinctive natural flavor of real Massachusetts maple syrup, you’ll find it hard to settle for anything else. Massachusetts maple syrup is a natural native sweetener and a versatile ingredient that adds unique flavor enhancing qualities to many dishes.
Visiting Massachusetts local “sugar shacks” is a great agri-tourism activity that the whole family can “savor!” Many sugarhouses in central and Western Massachusetts serve a delicious pancake breakfast, sell maple products including maple syrup and maple candy, and offer sugarhouse open houses and tours.

Although 2010 was a difficult year for the maple industry, there are expectations for a great maple harvest this spring! Sugarmakers in Massachusetts are looking forward to the season!

More than 300 Massachusetts maple producers - most located west of Worcester – annually produce about 50,000 – 60,000 gallons of maple syrup, which is available and served at maple farms and area restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts, country inns, and other attractions in farm communities.

Plan your visit today! Go to the MassGrown & Fresher Agri-Google map and click on maple for a listing of sugarhouses, restaurants, or visit the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association website for recipes and to learn more about how maple syrup is made!


Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Wrestling Team Makes Good Showing at Championships

The Algonquin Jr. T-Hawk wrestling program sent 12 boys to the Youth Central Sectional Championships in Wayland on February 6.

The Sectional tournament in Wayland was one of 4 regional sites throughout Massachusetts (Springfield, Franklin and Lowell hosted the other 3 Sectionals).  The top 4 wrestlers from each weight class in each Sectional tournament qualified for the State Championship and 6 T-Hawk wrestlers advanced

Sectional Tournament Results:

Drew Cozzolino    Novice         88lbs        3rd place

Mark Finnegan      Novice      145lbs         3rd place

Bryce Finnegan    Middle        84lbs         4th place

Austin Roche        Middle        93lbs         5th place

John Cone             Middle      136lbs         3rd place

David Wrin             Middle      160lbs         1st place

Highlights from the day…

Drew Cozzolino lost his 1st match of the day but came back and finished in 3rd place beating the same wrestler that he lost to in that 1st match with a last period come from behind reversal for the win!

Bryce Finnegan showed a lot of poise on the mat throughout the day but was exceptional in coming back from a 2 point 1st period deficit.  Bryce hit a 3 point cradle in the 2nd period to take a 1 point lead and battled off his opponent for the entire 3rd period on his feet to advance to the consolation final.

Austin Roche battled all day long and had several dominant wins, coming back from a tough loss in the consolation semi finals with a pin to take 5th place.

John Cone placed 3rd in a weight class that had 21 wrestlers!  His only loss on the day was in his semi final match to the eventual champion.

David Wrin won a Sectional championship with a thrilling overtime head lock for a pin


Coach Wrin commented “we didn’t bring 40+ wrestlers to the Sectional tournament like North Andover but the 12 we did bring wrestled very well and represented the direction our Algonquin program is heading!

State Championship Results

Two T-Hawk wrestlers placed in the state Tournament that was held on Sunday in Chelmsford; David Wrin finished in 5th place with 4 wins and 2 losses on the day and John Cone advanced to the championship finals with 3 dominant wins before falling in the finals to the same outstanding wrestler from North Andover that he faced in the Central Sectional tournament.

Big East tournament Results

Five T-Hawk wrestlers advanced to the finals of the Big East tournament that was held on Sunday, Feb 13 at Reading high school and two were crowned champions!


Will Black               Novice      1st place

Bryan Connery      Middle      1st place

Max Keegan          Novice      2nd place

Joey Bonnina        Novice      2nd place

Cam Marcoulier     Middle      2nd place


Cabin Fever Festival

Date: March 5, 2011 

Location:  Rocky Woods 

Time: 10AM - 2PM

Cost: Members: Adult $2. Nonmembers: Adult $6. All children (12 and under): FREE.

Phone: 508.785.0339

E-mail: charlesrivervalley@ttor.org

Click here for Driving Directions

  The Trustees of Reservations in partnership with REI will be hosting a Cabin Fever Event Saturday, March 5th from 10am to 2pm at Rocky Woods in Medfield. Celebrate the final days of winter by getting out of the house and onto the trail with family, friends, and neighbors. Choose from a variety of activities during the day, from toasting marshmallows and sipping hot cocoa round a roaring bonfire to collecting natural materials and creating a craft to brighten your home. We invite you to reacquaint yourself with a familiar trail or explore a new one with a Trustees ranger. If you'd like to join us for the Snowshoe Hike and need snowshoes, please contact REI Outdoor School at ggaskin@rei.com  (limited number: first come first served).

Preregistration helpful but not required 508.785.0339

Family Tradition

Below photo retired firefighter John Kendall pins his son Nate's new badge, above photo retire fire fighter and dad John Kendall, Nate's  grandfather Bob Brown who retired as a call firefighter in 1996, and Fire Chief John Mauro.

Warmer Days are Ahead

March 3, 2011 - West Coast Florida sunset.

Register for the Advocacy Forum at a discount

The fight to create a world without Alzheimer's continues. And to win that fight, we need you. Learn how to successfully advocate for issues important to our cause by attending the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum. The Forum provides you with the key arguments and advocacy skills you'll need to persuade your legislators to make Alzheimer's a national priority.

Sign up now to take advantage of the early bird discount. Register online by April 1 for significant savings.

To learn more about the Forum program and to register, visit www.alz.org/forum

Forum chair continues to make a difference

Karen Kauffman's experience with Alzheimer's began nearly 40 years ago as a nursing student. She later went through a 20-year personal journey with the disease after her mother was diagnosed. Now the chair of the 2011 Advocacy Forum, Karen continues to make a difference in the lives of people with Alzheimer's and their families.

Read more about Karen

In Control Crash Prevention
Coming Back to Worcester Airport
April 20th
Worcester Airport

We are excited to add the Worcester Airport to our regular training schedule and hope that you will share this email with friends and family that can benefit from our training. Please visit our website for class times and additional details.

In Control Advanced Driver Training
Massachusetts' First Certified Driver Skills Development Program

Tatnuck Bookseller
18 Lyman Street
Westborough, MA 01581

Telephone: 508-366-4959
Fax: 508-366-7929

E-Mail: info@tatnuck.com


Check some programs starting up soon:
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Southborough Recreation / 21 Highland St. / Southborough, Massachusetts 01772 / 508-229-4452
Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

State Champions


February 27, 2011 - ARHS won 143.100 to Wellesley's 140.40.  Acton-Boxborough was 3rd with 140.225.  ARHS was first in the Beam and Floor.

A Day in the Life

February 27, 2011 - Opossums are out right now.  A creature that has immigrated from southern climates it has learned to adapt to our colder climate.  Although they can be mean if cornered, they usually play "possum".  One should still not try to pick them up as a pet.

Space Weather News

SPECTACULAR BLAST: A massive cloud of  plasma exploded over the eastern limb of the sun this morning (Feb. 24th around 0730 UT), heralding the approach of a new active region.  The spectacular blast, which produced strong radio emissions, a coronal mass ejection, and an M3-class solar flare, was not Earth-directed. Future eruptions could be, however, as the sun's rotation turns the blast site toward our planet in the days ahead.  Check http://spaceweather.com for images and movies.

SPACE WEATHER ALERTS:  Would you like a call when geomagnetic storms erupt in your area?  Sign up for http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice) or http://spaceweathertext.com (text) for space weather alerts.


Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

St. Mark's Basketball

February 27, 2011 - St. Mark's Alex Murphy's last home game.  He has committed to attend Duke in the fall.  St. Mark's won an exciting double OT game 82 - 74.

Fifth Grade

February 27, 2011 -  At the St. Mark's basketball game halftime the Southborough Fifth Grade basketball team played.