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March 6, 2011 - March 12, 2011

Pancake Breakfast 2011

March 12, 2011 - Boyscouts dish out a breakfast of pancakes during their annual Pancake Breakfast feast last weekend.


Cookie Sale

March 12, 2011 - Girl Scout Troop # 2807 were selling girl scout cookies earlier today. They also were accepting cookies for troops.

Not Camera Shy

March 12, 2011 - this mini wasn't shy when it came to photographing.

Space Weather News

AURORAS IN THE USA:  A coronal mass ejection (CME) hit Earth's magnetic field on March 10th.  The impact set off a G1-class geomagnetic storm and sent Northern Lights rippling over the US-Canadian border into states such as Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan. Sky watchers who hadn't seen auroras in years captured beautiful photos of green and purple streamers.  This is another sign that Solar Cycle 24 is heating up.  Check http://spaceweather.com for photos and updates.

GEOMAGNETIC STORM ALERTS:  Would you like a call when geomagnetic storms erupt?  Sign up for Space Weather PHONE (http://spaceweatherphone.com) or Space Weather TEXT (http://spaceweathertext.com) and never miss another aurora surprise.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com


Turtles have existed for millions of years, but roadways are threatening the
survival of local populations. Turtles in Massachusetts often cross roadways
late spring to early fall and are vulnerable to car collisions. Ambitious
citizen scientists, turtle enthusiasts, and conservation organizations are
encouraged to join state wildlife and transportation personnel in collecting
data for a Turtle Roadway Mortality Monitoring Program. Linking Landscapes
for Massachusetts Wildlife, a recent partnership between the Division of
Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW), Department of Transportation (DOT) Highway
Division and UMass-Amherst, trained volunteers to collect data in 2010 and
is expanding its volunteer program by offering two citizen scientist
information and training sessions in Amherst and Westborough. These sessions
are designed to train new volunteers, acknowledge current volunteer efforts,
and share results from the first year of data collection. The information
gathered thorough this volunteer effort will be used to coordinate local
turtle conservation efforts.

We welcome everyone to attend one of our two training sessions. The first
information and training session will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011,
from 10am to 12pm at the Notch Visitor Center located at 1500 West
Street in Amherst. The second session will be held on Tuesday, March 29,
2011, from 7pm to 9pm at the Karl Weiss Educational Conference Building
located on North Drive in Westborough. This facility is on the same property
as the DFW Field Headquarters. The sessions are free, but pre-registration
is required. Interested volunteers can register with DFW Dave Paulson
at david.paulson@state.ma.us

Linking Landscapes for Massachusetts Wildlife is a long-term and
multifaceted effort to minimize the impact of the existing road network on
wildlife, while improving highway safety. Linking Landscapes offers three
Massachusetts citizen science research efforts that allows online reporting
of site specific wildlife roadway mortality through a Google Maps interface.
For more information on Linking Landscapes for Massachusetts Wildlife, go
to: http://linkinglandscapes.info/roads/home.html


March 11, 2011 - This year Woodward School's One School One Read program was based on the book, "Mr. Popper's Penguins."  All students and teachers read the book and participated in many fun curriculum related activities.
(teacher in photo is Art teacher, Heather Dubois, who had all third graders create 3 dimensional penguins which comprise a beautiful centerpiece in the school lobby!) Contributed photos



Girl Scout Troop 2807

will be holding a cookie  booth at the

Town Center Plaza tomorrow 3/12/11 

from 8:30-12:00.

Please stop by to purchase a box of cookies. for yourself or you can buy a box and we will deliver it to the Drive for the Troops May 14th and 15th 2011.

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Thank you to our Season 15 Sponsor

Tomasso Trattoria, Southborough's premier dining establishment and winner of Best of Boston West, and their sister market Panama Provviste have teamed up with Steeple to deliver great music and drive more dollars to local charities.

Thank you to Tom and Mary Prince and the rest of the team at Panzano and Tomasso for their generous support!
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Back by popular demand...
You asked for it, you got it.  The Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band. BVBB took over as Steeple's "house band" a few years back when they first filled in for our other very good friends, the Crockets.  If you are not familiar, BVBB is a barrel of fun.  You can't help but feel good while they play and the feeling lingers long after the show.

So many of you took advantage of the unbelievable dinner and show from our generous sponsor Tomasso last month that we sold out.  don't miss out this month.  We have one of Worcester County's very best restaurants!  Details below.

Want to get out, but not sure if the kids will enjoy the show? We are offering no charge childcare.  Details below. 



Saturday March 12th @ 7:30 -  The Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band  


BVBB @ Steeple   

Together almost 10 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 eschew 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!

Music starts at 7:30 (doors open at 7:00).

In Advance: $15 General/ $12 Students & Seniors
At the Door: $18 General/ $15 Students & Seniors

Order online through Brown Paper Tickets.  

Tomasso's Crazy Delicious Offer 


Exclusive "Dinner & Show" Menu from

Tomasso Trattoria 

This season, our sponsor Tomasso Trattoria will be offering a 3 course "Steeple Coffeehouse Pre-Concert" menu for $25 per person ($20 if prepaid with online ticket purchase). It will be available every Saturday that there is a show and is exclusively for concert ticket holders.

For current menu click here.
For complete details click here.
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Free Childcare!
We know that many of you want to come out but find it difficult and/or expensive to leave the kids home with a sitter.

We are offering experienced teenage sitters with adult supervision at the venue at no cost.
Southborough Food Pantry
As you know, the proceeds from our coffee and dessert go towards great local charities. In keeping with our giving spirit, we're asking guests to bring items for the Southborough Food Pantry to each show.

Current needs:
Ragu Sauce
Canned Chicken
Laundry Detergent
Dish Detergent.

When donating items, please check the expiration dates as the Food Pantry won't be able to use expired items. Thank you!

March 11, 2011 - Setting sun scurries the clouds away and you can almost see the red maple buds wanting to burst through.  Don't forget to set your clocks ahead Saturday night.  Daylight savings time will kick in at 2:00 AM Sunday March 13, 2011.  Once again it is spring ahead- fall back.

Representative Dykema to Hold Office Hours


Boston— Representative Carolyn Dykema will be holding office hours this month throughout the 8th Middlesex District. 


Any resident who would like to speak with Representative Dykema and is unable to attend office hours should contact her office at (617) 722-2210 or email her aide at leah.robins@mahouse.gov to set up a personal appointment. 



Monday March 21st, 2-3pm
Holliston Public Library, local history room

752 Washington Street
Holliston, MA 01746


Friday, March 18th, 12:30 – 1:30pm
Bill’s Pizza
14 Main Street

Hopkinton, MA 01748


Monday, March 21st, 10:30-11:30am
Red Barn Coffee Roasters

205 Turnpike Rd
Southborough, MA 01772


Monday, March 21st, 9:00-10:00am

Tatnuck Bookseller
18 Lyman Street
Westborough, MA 01581


State Representative Carolyn Dykema represents the towns of Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway (pct. 1), Southborough (pct. 2 & 3) and Westborough (pct. 2).



Space Weather News for March 10, 2011

X-CLASS SOLAR FLARE:  March 9th ended with a powerful solar flare.  Less than an hour before midnight (UT), Earth-orbiting satellites detected an X1.5-class explosion from behemoth sunspot 1166.  First-look data suggest that the blast did hurl some material toward Earth.  Check spaceweather.com for movies of the flare and updates on its possible effects. 

SOLAR FLARE ALERTS: Would you like a call when the next X-flare erupts? Sign up for Spaceweather PHONE: http://spaceweatherphone.com . (Text alerts are available, too, from http://spaceweathertext.com .)


Communities from 6 Counties Eligible for Aid for January Snowstorm


FRAMINGHAM, MA - As a result of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts receiving a major disaster declaration due to the snowstorm of January 12, 2011, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will be conducting six (6) Applicant Briefings, regarding the availability of Federal funding for Berkshire, Hampshire Middlesex, Norfolk, Essex, and Suffolk Counties.  These briefings will explain the reimbursement process for receiving Federal funds for eligible expenses incurred by state and local governments, as well as eligible private non-profit organizations, for snow and ice removal, equipment, contracts and personnel overtime, related to emergency protective measures during the storm. This major disaster declaration does not apply to individuals, residents or businesses.


“The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency looks forward to assisting all of the affected cities and towns, state agencies and eligible private non-profit organizations in these most affected counties as they continue to make their way through this process,” stated MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. “The funds recovered will go a long way in helping these communities.”


Communities are encouraged to send representatives from their local emergency management, public works and finance departments since the briefings will explain the reimbursement process in detail.  The briefings are expected to last approximately 1.5 hours.   It is imperative that communities send at least one representative to obtain the necessary forms and information to enable each community to receive proper reimbursement.


Private non-profit organizations located in these counties may be eligible to receive Federal reimbursement for their expenses.  In order for a private non-profit to be eligible for reimbursement, it must be performing an essential government service and have incurred a minimum of $1,000 in eligible expenses. To assist in identifying an eligible private non-profit, please refer to the FEMA website at www.fema.gov or contact the MEMA Disaster Recovery Department at (508) 820-2055.



Application Briefing Schedule.

(note: Communities can attend any briefing. It is not necessary that you attend the briefing in your county.)


Monday, March 28, 2011 @  9:00am         Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 1:30pm 

       Berkshire County:                                            Hampshire County:

       Berkshire Community College                            Hatfield Town Hall

       Koussevitzky Arts Center  Rm.#K11                  2nd Floor

      1350 Main Street                                                   59 Main Street

       Pittsfield, MA                                                       Hatfield, MA


Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 10:00am         Friday, April 1, 2011 @ 9:30am

       Norfolk County:                                                Middlesex County:

       The Four Points Sheraton Hotel                          Littleton Police Station

       1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike                     500 Great Road

       Norwood, MA, MA                                          Littleton, MA


   Monday, April 4, 2011 @ 9:30am                 Monday, April 4, 2011 @ 1:00pm 

       Middlesex/Suffolk County:                            Essex County:

       Melrose Memorial Hall                                     Topsfield Fairground

       590 Main Street                                                 Coolidge Hall

       Melrose, MA                                                      207 Boston Street

                                                                                  Topsfield, MA                                                                                                                                                                


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


Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

New RAP Session


New RAP Session is out and accepting registrations now.
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Mission Possible Silent Auction 2011


Where:  Pilgrim Church 15 Common Street Southborough MA 01772


When: March 20, 2011


Time:  5:30pm-7: 30pm


What:  This is a Silent (and Live) Auction and Dinner to benefit the Mission Trip fund for the Senior High Youth Group and the Men’s Club. This year the youth group has 38 teens and 9 adult chaperons going to the Chicago area to work in food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and with local churches in need of repairs to their food pantries.  The Men’s Club goes on an annual trip to work with Habitat for Humanity in Maine.


Food: Mama Pietro’s Homemade Italian

served family style (amazing meatballs, salad, pasta, and homemade sauce!), Rolls by Bertucci’s


50/50 Raffle


Featured Items:


Red Sox Premium Tickets (4 “awesome seats!”)


Patriots Pre-Season Tickets (6 tickets mid field, fairly far down)


Buzzards Bay Cape Home for a week


Avon Signature Barbie


Pizzeria Uno’s Pizza of your choice a month for a year


An Evening of Babysitting (up to 5 hours) by our expert teen babysitters (several sitters to chose from!)


Pre-Packaged Dinners by Mama Pietro for $10 each!


Call for Donations:

We are looking for donations of gift cards from local businesses



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Friendly Reminder
Thursday, March 10, 2011 
So unplug those computers, blackberries and video games and spend some quality time with the family. 
Doreen Ferguson, Director
Southborough Recreation

Southborough Library to Host Galway Bay author Mary Pat Kelly, Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.

SOUTHBOROUGH – Author and filmmaker, Mary Pat Kelly, will visit the Southborough Public Library to share her many family stories on Ireland, the struggle of the Irish in history, and to talk about her most recent book, Galway Bay, which has just recently been published in paperback. The public is invited to this free event on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
              Ms. Kelly has worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter for two large movie houses, and in New York City as associate producer with Good Morning America and Saturday Night Live. She received her PhD from the City University of New York.
              Among the book’s many praises, the late Frank McCourt said, “After reading her novel… you might wonder if Mary Pat Kelly knows everything about 19th century Ireland, the Great Famine, and the emigrant experience in America. As they say in Ireland, ‘take your ease with this book’…you'll need time for laughter and tears and pure magic."               
              The Library is located at 25 Main Street, at the corner of Routes 85 and 30. All are welcome. Please visit or call the library at 508-485-5031 to sign up for this event.

Assabet Valley Mastersingers Present

Assabet Valley Mastersingers, in an enthusiastic welcome to spring, will present Carl Orff’s popular Carmina Burana on Sunday, March 20, 2011.  This “dramatic cantata” was inspired by an unusual collection of 13th century poems   discovered in a Bavarian monastery—surprisingly ribald and joyous to have been found in such a setting.  Vigorous accompaniment will be provided by two pianos and percussion ensemble.   AVM Artistic Director Robert P. Eaton will conduct the full ensemble, including renowned vocal soloists soprano  Merrycarol Yumi Wada, tenor Arthur Rishi, and baritone Philip Lima with the Algonquin Regional High School Concert Choir and the Assabet Valley Mastersingers.


Also on the program will be heard Johannes Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder Walzer, opus 65, a group of lyrical, sometimes woeful, richly Romantic love songs.  For evident reasons, the 3:30 pm concert on March 20th has been dubbed “Wine, Women, and Song.”


The auditorium at St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Road (Route 85) in Southborough is accessible to the physically challenged.  Assistive listening systems, courtesy of Crossroads Community Foundation, are available at all concerts for use by hearing impaired audience members. Large print programs will be offered to those desiring enhanced readability.  This concert has been graciously supported by a grant from Avidia Charitable Foundation.


Concert tickets may be purchased at Robinson Music Company, Westborough; Shattuck’s Pharmacy, Northborough; Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, Shrewsbury; English Garden Florist, Southborough;  Arts Alliance in Hudson; and both Joy-Den Jewelers and Main Street Café in Marlborough.   Advance sale tickets are discounted $1 (one) from the general price of $20 (twenty) and $18 (eighteen) for students and senior citizens.


For further information call (978) 562-9838 or reference www.avmsingers.org.   Partial funding for the Assabet Valley Mastersingers, a non-profit organization, has also been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through local Arts Councils.


Recovery Connection Updates

The open art studio that normally takes place on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30pm has been changed to Fridays at the same time going forward. This change has already been reflected on our monthly calendars.
We hope to see everyone there.

-The Recovery Connection Staff and Members


It is that time of year again and The Recovery Connection is trying to find out if we are going to field a softball team this year. This will all depend on the interest and participation of the members. There is a sign up sheet at the front desk for any members interested in being on the team. The team will need a coach. There are coaches meetings that will be taking place on Sundays in Worcrester. If you are interested in being on the team then please come down the center and sign up.

-The Recovery Connection Staff and Members

There is currently an opening on the Advisory/Ethics Committee. The committee consists of 7 members and currently has 1 vacancy. This committee is made up of senior members (in tenure not age) and provides the center with invaluable leadership and guidance. Many of the great things that have taken place here at The Recovery Connection have begun right in that committee. If you think you may be interested in being a member on this board come down the center and sign up. There is a requirement of 60 days of recovery to be on the board. The signup sheet is up now at the front of the center and will be there until Wendesday, March 16th. At that point a vote will be taking place that will go until the 30th of this month. This committee meets every other Wednesday from 2:30-4:00pm. Please sign up if you are interested. Your participation is greatly needed.

-The Advisory/Ethics Committee


The Recovery Connection

  31 Main Street

  Marlborough, MA 01752


  See our directions page for details on how to find us.




  (508) 485-0298




  (508) 485-0312







ARHS Events and Activities

Upcoming Events

SAT Prep Class information

3/9 APTO meeting, Library, 7:00 pm

3/10 Unscheduled Night

3/12 SAT's at ARHS, 7:45 am
3/17 Sports Medicine Information Session, 7pm

3/18 Professional Development Day - No School

3/21 Spring Sports Tryouts
3/22, 3/23, 3/24 MCAS - ELA
3/23 Jazz Night, 7:00 pm
3/29 Variety Show, 7:00 pm

4/1 NEF quiz night, 7-10 pm
4/8 End of Term 3
4/5 Spring Concert, 7:30 pm
4/15 Sophomore Parent Breakfast, 7:00 am
4/18 - 4/22 April Vacation
5/7 SAT's at ARHS, 7:45 am
5/7 Junior Prom @ Lake Pearl, 6 - 11 p
5/17, 5/18 MCAS - Math
6/2, 6/3 MCAS - Science
6/5 Graduation, 2:00 pm



With heart-healthy tips and advice from the Natick VNA

(Natick, MA – March 2011) – While the statistics are daunting: on average 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day – they are not etched in stone. Eighty to 90 percent of all heart disease, which is truly a lifestyle disease and not something you catch, can be prevented.

Taking good care of your heart, the pump that supplies your entire body with the oxygen, nutrients and energy it needs to run, is the greatest gift you can give yourself and your family. .

Keep an Eye on those Numbers

One important way to maintain a healthy heart is to keep an eye on your blood pressure. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 75 million people in the United States age 20 and older have high blood pressure (i.e., 140/90 or above). Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure or kidney failure. This is why high blood pressure is often called the "silent killer."

The only way to tell if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked, and physicians are increasingly recommending at-home blood pressure monitoring for their patients. Patients who have started on new medications or who suspect that their medications may not be working effectively are also ideal candidates for this kind of monitoring.

Judi Boyko, CEO of the Natick Visiting Nurse Association, which serves more than 20 towns in MetroWest Boston, says, "We find that many of the heart patients referred to the Natick VNA for care benefit from having their blood pressure monitored daily, whether they have ongoing problems such as congestive heart failure, or they have just left the hospital after a heart attack or stroke. And with the ability to track and find patterns in patients’ blood pressure readings, and send these records to patients’ physicians, we’re able to help doctors take better care of their patients, identify possible problems, and adjust medications where appropriate."

The Natick VNA, in fact, offers a special telemonitoring program that enables patients with heart problems to take their blood pressure, and monitor other vital signs, right from home. The vital signs are then transmitted to the Natick VNA’s headquarters, where specially trained nurses can immediately read the results and alert patients and doctors to any problems or anomalies. Telemonitors are an important tool, helping to provide high quality management of cardio-pulmonary illnesses – preventing, when possible, emergency trips to a hospital. The telemonitoring program has actually saved lives, as nurses have, on occasion, referred patients with severe spikes or drops in their vital signs right to the hospital for immediate treatment.

The Natick VNA also recommends incorporating these heart-healthy changes into your lifestyle so you and your loved ones can enjoy the rewards of excellent health and a long life. 

  • Exercise regularly - Raise your level of physical activity by walking, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or devoting 30 minutes each day to an exercise that gets your heart pumping.

  • Quit smoking - Smoking increases your risk for heart disease, along with a host of other health issues. If you smoke, see your doctor and ask about support groups available to help you stop smoking.

  • Eat a healthy diet – Add more fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and whole grains to the menu and cut down on foods high in cholesterol and sodium, along with sugar-sweetened beverages. A recent study found that women who eat leafy vegetables such as salads and cooked spinach, and use olive oil instead of butter were about 40-percent less likely to develop heart disease.

  • Watch for diabetes and its warning sign, prediabetes - Having type 2 diabetes can double or quadruple your chances of developing heart problems. The two conditions are closely linked, so people with diabetes or pre-diabetes should follow their doctors' instructions on managing blood sugar, healthy eating habits, exercise and/or medication.

For more tips or additional information on in-home telemonitoring services, please contact the Natick VNA at www.natickvna.org or # 508-653-3081.

About Natick VNA

For over 111 years, the Natick Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Natick, Massachusetts has been serving more than 20 communities in MetroWest Boston. As the area’s premier free-standing, not-for-profit home health care agency, Natick VNA helps patients of all ages reduce hospitalizations and live with maximum independence in their own homes. Utilizing the latest in home care technology, Natick VNA’s highly skilled professional and compassionate caregivers make over 60,000 home visits each year to more than 2,500 people, seeing 350 patients every day. The Natick VNA endeavors to provide care, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.For more information, please visit: http://www.natickvna.org

Harvard Museum of Natural History ENews
Public Lecture
Don't miss tomorrow's lecture, There and Back Again: Deep-Sea Exploration to the Earth's Most Extreme Habitats, by biologist Peter Girguis, Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard, on Wednesday, March 9, at 6:00 pm. Free and open to the public, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street.  
Author Talk and Booksigning
Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle Join Sara Wheeler for Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle, an author talk and booksigning on Saturday, March 12, at 2:00 pm. Wheeler will share her adventures of smashing through the Arctic Ocean on a Russian icebreaker, herding reindeer across the tundra, and shadowing the Trans-Alaskan pipeline with truckers. Free with museum admission.
Family Program and Booksigning
Drawing and Observing NatureArtist, author, and naturalist Clare Walker Leslie will talk about her travels to Africa, the Arctic, and other distant lands, as well as her work sketching in the HMNH galleries at Drawing and Observing Nature: From Cambridge to Africa and Back, a family program and booksigning on Sunday, March 20, at 2:00 pm. Her newest book, The Nature Connection: An Outdoor Workbook for Kids, Families, and Classrooms will be available for purchase and signing. 

Photo by Chris Devers. 

Author Talk
The Moral Lives of Animals At The Moral Lives of Animals, Saturday, March 26, at 2:00 pm, author Dale Peterson will discuss how our fellow creatures have powerful impulses toward cooperation, generosity, and fairness. Drawing upon evolutionary theory and scientific studies of a wide variety of animals, Peterson will show how animal behavior follows principles embodied in humanity's ancient moral codes, offering new insight into our own. Free with museum admission.

Photo by Susan Wilson.

New Directions in EcoPlanning Annual Lecture
Restoring an Urban Watershed: Ecology, Equity, and Design

Anne Whiston Spirn, professor of landscape architecture and planning at MIT, will deliver the annual EcoPlanning lecture Restoring an Urban Watershed: Ecology, Equity, and Design, on Wednesday, March 30, at 6:00 pm. Spirn will discuss her work with the Mill Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia, which once epitomized the failures of 20th-century urban policies and development, and discuss its restoration as a model for uniting science, design, and community engagement to address social and environmental problems. Free and open to the public, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street. Reception to follow.

Supported by a generous gift from Michael V. Dyett (AB '68, MRP '72) and Heidi Richardson.

Adult Class
Drawing Butterflies and Moths in Color Register for Drawing Butterflies and Moths in Color, a three-hour workshop exploring the beauty of butterflies and moths on Saturday, April 2, from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm. This workshop will introduce drawing techniques with pencil, and delve into a technique that combines watercolor and colored pencil to create a rich, vibrant image. Advance registration required. Call 617.495.2341 or email reservations@oeb.harvard.edu.
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BurninBurning season starts January 15 and ends May 1
Burn permits can be obtained on-line. A credit card is
needed to pay the required $10 fee. 
Be aware however, it can take up to 24-48 hours
for approval and issuance of a permit. 
If you need to acquire a permit and burn on the 
same day, you have to obtain it at the
Fire Station.
Click here for on-line permit application
Permits are $10 - Seniors over age 65 - free
Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com


March 9, 2011 - ARHS Girls basketball defeated Leominster earlier this week 51-41 and will face Shrewsbury on Saturday night for the Central Division crown.  Shrewsbury defeated Holy Name 35-30.





            KEENE, N.H. 3/6/11 – Sophomore attack Taylor Jette (Simsbury, Conn.) scored five goals to lead the Keene State College men’s lacrosse team to a 13-6 non-conference win over New England College at rainy Owl Athletic Complex on Sunday afternoon.  Originally scheduled for Saturday at NEC, the game was moved to Keene because of poor field conditions in Henniker.

            Leading 5-3 at halftime, Keene State (2-0) broke open a close game by outscoring the Pilgrims 5-1 in the third quarter.  “That was the make it or break it quarter,” said KSC Coach Mark Theriault. “We needed to strike first and dominate play so they couldn’t get back in the game.” 

Jette ignited the Owls surge with two goals and an assist in the quarter. He scored a breakaway goal to make it 6-3 and three minutes later set up Tom Montano (Old Lyme, Conn.), who was able to get a shot off just before getting hit in front of the net.  “We just wanted to stay simple,” said Jette about the Owls’ third quarter strategy.  “It was a two goal and we wanted to get things going.”

“Taylor had some nice transition goals,” said Theriault.  “He played a pretty solid game.”

KSC kept up the attack.  Junior Matt Crimmins (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and Jette, taking advantage of a man-up opportunity, scored goals 15 seconds apart to extend the Owls lead to 9-3.  Later in the quarter, sophomore Ian Hart (Richmond, N.H.) found Crimmins for his second goal of the quarter to make it 10-3.  

The Owls netted the first two goals of the fourth quarter to put the game away.  Senior Michael Araujo (Southboro, Mass.) scored from the right side and Jette found the back of the net on a turnaround shot to make it 12-4.

Crimmins and Araujo each had two goals while Hart had a strong game at midfield, finishing with a goal and three assists.

Senior Matt Carey (Medford, N.Y.) had two goals and an assist for the Pilgrims, who were playing in their season-opener. 

Sophomore Jason Lesser (Brewster, N.Y.) had another strong game in goal for Owls, stopping 13 shots.  Junior Nick Aquaviva (Syracuse, N.Y.) was busy in the NEC goal with 12 saves.

The Owls outshot the Pilgrims 46-32 and had a 33-26 advantage in ground balls. NEC won 12 of 22 face-offs.

Keene State will play two games during spring break week in Florida, including a clash against Geneseo (N.Y.) State.  Theriault knows his team can’t make any mistakes against the 11th ranked Blue Knights.  “We might be able to get away with a couple of mistakes against New England College, but if we do that when we play SUNY-Geneseo they will take advantage of those opportunities. We need to be a little crisper then we were today.”


Wednesday, March 9 - 3 to 9:30 PM
 MAJE Jazz Festival hosted by ARHS

Algonquin Regional High School Jazz I and Jazz II Ensembles have been invited to participate in the MAJE Jazz Festival. It is offered as an enrichment opportunity and to provide an arena for musical performance otherwise unavailable. Groups from over 70 public and private schools participate in the festivals which are adjudicated by professional jazz artists and educators. During this ratings festival, our musicians will perform in front of a panel of judges who in turn will award the ensemble with a rating of GOLD, SILVER, or BRONZE.   At the discretion of the judges, high school groups also have an opportunity to perform at the State Finals based on their performance at the district level. Come cheer on our jazz artists and see some wonderful performances!

Algonquin Class of 1986 The ARHS Class of 1986 25th reunion will be held at Maxwell Silvermans located in Lincoln Square Worcester(right next to the Police Station) on 11/25/11 at 7pm. The cost is $30 per person. Go to http://www.maxwellmaxine.com/ and take a tour of the club. Checks should be made out to ARHS 1986 and sent to Denise Jandrue Mussulli PO Box 506 Uxbridge, MA 01569

Sunday  6

Monday 7

Tuesday 8

Wednesday 9

Thursday 10

Friday 11

Saturday 27


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The Friends of the Southborough Public Library will meet this month on Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the Library. Please plan to join us for updates and as we consider library requests for Spring and Summer library programs for all ages. All Friends members are welcome. If you are interested in joining the Friends, please plan to come to the meeting, too!

Senior Center Activities

7 Monday 8 Tuesday 9 Wednesday 10 Thursday 11 Friday 26 Saturday
8:30 Health Clinic 7:45 am Walking Group 8:30 am Health clinic 9:30 Mah Jongg
9:00 Polymere Clay
open 9:00 AM


9:30 Cribbage
9:30 Tai Chi
9:30 Pool  
2:00 Fitness 11:00 Senior Singers 10 AM Creative Writers 12:00 Pitch 10:00 AM Canasta
  12:00 PM Bridge
12 Pitch
11:00 Book Club
  12 Ping Pong 2 pm fitness   1:00 Water Aerobics
1:00 water aerobics

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Southborough meeting

March 7 to March 11, 2010





Board of Selectmen - Agenda March 8 7:00 McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Emergency Planning and Management Committee - Agenda March 8 10:00 AM Fire Headquarters, Main Street
Library Board of Trustees - Agenda March 8 5:30 PM Southborough Public Library
Trust Fund Committee - Agenda March 8 5:00 PM First floor conference room, Town House
Zoning Advisory Committee - Agenda March 9 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room Town House
Woodward School Council - Agenda March 9 3:15 PM Woodward School Office Conference Room, 28 Cordaville Road
Southborough School Committee - Agenda March 9 6:30 PM Trottier Middle School Library, 49 Parkerville Road
Council on Aging - Agenda March 9 7:00 PM Country Kitchen, 9 Cordaville Road
Board of Health - Agenda March 9 1:00 PM Board of Health Office, 9 Cordaville Road
Board of Assessors - Agenda March 9 8:30 AM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Advisory Board - Agenda March 10 7:30 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House