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September 16, 2007 to  September 22, 2007

The Mums are Ready

September 22, 2007 - In the afternoon sun this garden center looked like  painting. A sign of Fall.  Pumpkins and this colorful and full display of mums can be found at Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist shop at the corner of Mt. Vickery Road and Cordaville Road. 

A Walk Through the Past

Tour Stop #9 Cannon on the Common September 22, 2007. One of Southborough’s major memorials is the Cannon on the Common. It is a Krupp Howitzer 155mm”short barrel” cannon “used to fire projectiles at medium velocity, and with relatively high trajectories”. It was captured from the Germans in World War I (1918) by American Soldiers. In 1919 it was donated to the Town of Southborough’s Bagley-Fay American Legion post. It was placed at the east end of the Common and dedicated “in memory of all World War I veterans.” In 1969 when the 20th Century Wars Memorial was erected, the Cannon was moved to it’s present location at the opposite end of the Common.

Restoration work was done in 1991 by Roland Currier, R. E. Jarvic Co., Ted’s of Fayville and the Southborough Highway Department.

In the fall of 2002 a major restoration project of the cannon was headed by Southborough Veteran Peter Phaneuf. Decaying wheel parts were replaced with white Oak, and a stand was constructed and mounted on a granite and concrete base to keep the wheels off the ground. The entire gun was sandblasted and painted. Contributing members of the project were Adam Phaneuf, Fred Mabardy of Southborough. Veterans John F. McEntegart of Framingham, William Clewes of Southborough and Department of Public Works staff members James Harding, Richard Rock and Mike Nelson.

More than one color

September 22, 2007 - This Monarch Butterfly loved all the varieties of flowers at Gulbankian's yesterday.

Assabet Valley Voke Tech Sports Schedule Saturday 9/22/07

Boys Varsity Soccer VS Keefe Technical High Scho   10:00am
 Girls JV Volleyball VS Douglas High School Gym 10:00am
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey VS Montachustt Regvochs   10:30am
 Girls Varsity Volleyball VS Keefe Technical High Scho Gym 11:00am
 Girls Varsity Soccer VS Hudson Catholic HS   12:00pm
 Boys Varsity Football VS Hudson Catholic HS Football Field 3:00pm

A Walk Through the Past

Tour Stop #8 Stone Water Trough September 21, 2007 - On the Main Street side of the Common is a stone water trough. These were usually carved out of a single, large stone or were assembled from stone “flags”. They all had a source of water when created although that has dried up here and the original purpose of this trough is no longer being served. Troughs were provided for traveling livestock and were usually on or at locations frequented by animals. This trough carries the date 1875 carved into it - 100th anniversary of the beginning of the struggle for American Independence.  (The Southborough Historical Society presents a wonderful short walk on the history of the Town.  In several days the Southborough News will take you on that walk electronically but to see it best you should pick up a pamphlet when the Southborough Historical Museum reopens to the public.  "A Walking Tour of Southborough's Historic "Holy Hill".)

Algonquin Sports Schedule 9/21/07

Girls

Varsity

Field Hockey

VS

Groton Dunstable Regional

Algonquin

3:30pm

 Girls

JV

Field Hockey

VS

Groton Dunstable Regional

Algonquin

5:00pm

Monday 9/17/07

Patrol and building checks

Traffic Enforcement Main Street, Parkerville Road

Motor Vehicle Stops Violations: Framingham Road, Oak Hill at Maple Street, Cordaville Road, Rockpoint Road, White Bagley Road, Boston Road, Framingham Road

21:01 Suspicious activity Rollerblading on Roadway

20:41 Fire Alarm Coslin Drive

20:10 Fire Alarm, Marlboro Road

18:35 911 hang-up Joslin Lane

17:50 Credit fraud

17:34  911 accidental General Henry Knox

16:33 suspicious activity male with red shirt saying he is from Verizon, Main Street

16:08 SFD mutual aid ambulance, Westborough

15:44 911 accidental Newton Street

14:57 Residential alarm Framingham Road

14:45 Fire Alarm Newton Street

14:39 Traffic Control Vehicle Left Lane route 9

10:55 MVA Boston Road

09:29 school Resource officer

09:02 ACO Finn School 2 loose dogs

08:17 DPW low water alarm Tara Road

07:10 MVA 3 car no PI Boston and Central Street

01:43 route 9 money taken from coke vending machine

00:09 fire alarm route 9

Sunday 9/16/07

19:20 fire rescue Lovers Lane and Lynbrook

19:15 medical Ward Road

17:12 911 hang-up Woodland Road

15:38 Admirals Lane Fire Alarm

13:49 Boston Road Open door on business

10:29 child safety seat install

10:02 vehicle struck by acorn Southville Road

03:27 parking complaint Reservoir Drive, car blocking hydrant

Saturday 9/15/07

Radar: Cordaville Road south, Cordaville Road North

Speeding: Flagg Road

23:39 Sarsenstone youth ringing doorbell

23:14 suspicious activity youth wearing dark clothes carrying traffic cones route 85/9

21:36 missing person North Street

19:54 vandalism destruction Fay School

17:01 MPD stop Marlborough Road assist

15:02 Commercial alarm route 9

14:20 shopping cart in road rte 495 south

14:14 Identify theft reported

13:01 911 accidental Marlboro Road

09:59 Fire drill Bryden Road

07:06 pump failure DPW Boston Road

01:00 suspicious activity Southville Road, car dragging muffler

00:40 fire alarm Main Street   More Police Log

Assabet Valley Voke Tech Sports Schedule 9/21/07

Boys

Freshman

Football

VS

Greater Lowell Tech HS

 

3:30pm

 Boys

JV

Golf

@

RED FARMS

 

3:30pm

Don't Forget it's Time for a New Sticker!

Transfer Station Stickers, Deadline September 15th Stickers now sold at DPW Office

To purchase your sticker:  Visit the DPW office Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

stickers expire on September 15th

First sticker - $110,  2nd sticker free, $50.00 for any additional

You may now purchase on-line at www.southboroughtown.com Click on on-line bill payment. The Town No longer accepts cash transactions.

You may mail the Town a check with appropriate paperwork if you cannot come to the DPW and a new sticker will be mailed back to you.

You must obtain a special permit if you wish to dispose of refrigerators, air conditioners or dehumidifiers. They are available on-line or through the DPW.

These regulations have been revised. Full text is available at www.southboroughtown.com/departments/publicworks

Stickers are no longer sold at the Town House, only the DPW offices.

Reminder. There are strict fines if your sticker is not placed in the correct spot on your car (face of left rear bumper).

Water

September 20, 2007 - Thanks to some generous contractors the Breakneck Hill Cows were able to get a new water line, hydrants and road put in at the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land.  The Community Garden will also now have available water onsite.

Assabet Valley Voke Tech Sport Schedule 9/20/07
Boys Varsity Golf @ Bay Path Regtechhs Click for directions   3:00pm
 
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Clinton High School Click for directions   3:30pm

Algonquin Regional High School Sport Schedule 9/20/07

Boys

Freshman

Soccer

@

Nipmuc Regional HS

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Freshman

Soccer

@

Nipmuc Regional HS

 

3:30pm

 Boys

Varsity

Golf

VS

Milford High School

Juniper Hill

3:30pm

 Girls

JV

Volleyball

@

Milford High School Click for directions

 

3:45pm

 Girls

Freshman

Volleyball

@

Milford High School Click for directions

 

3:45pm

 Girls

Freshman

Field Hockey

VS

Gardner High School

Algonquin

4:00pm

 Girls

Varsity

Soccer

@

Wachusett Regional H.S.

Krashes Fields

4:00pm

 Girls

JV

Soccer

@

Wachusett Regional H.S.

Krashes Fields

4:00pm

 Boys

Varsity

Soccer

VS

Wachusett Regional H.S.

Algonquin

4:00pm

 Boys

JV

Soccer

VS

Wachusett Regional H.S.

Algonquin

4:00pm

 Girls

Varsity

Volleyball

@

Milford High School Click for directions

 

5:00pm

Falconi Family Golf Tournament photos

September 19, 2007 - Ron Bouchard who sponsored the Acura if a golfer got a Hole in One is shown with his golf foursome.  Click on the photo to see more of the golf tournament.

Southborough Bike Patrol

September 19, 2007 - Officer Labur heads out on assignment yesterday afternoon. Besides her regular police duties, Officer Labur is the Southborough Police Department's first Domestic Abuse Officer.  She is also doing a collection for dog toys and treats to assist the Boston Dog Rescue efforts during this week's National Dog week. Items may be dropped off at the Southborough Police Station. (see poster further down this page for a list of items needed.)

Register for Recreation

Don't forget to check out and register for the Southborough Recreation programs this fall/winter.

Clear as a Bell

September 19, 2007 - A perfect reflection taken yesterday at the farm pond at Breakneck Hill Conservation land.  You can see by the banking though how much the water has gone down this summer.

A Walk Through the Past

Tour stop #7 Town Common, September 19, 2007 - In 1700 the Nipmuck plantation lands were deeded to Marlborough opening up new land for settlement. Pioneers found their way south by means of the trails created by the Nipmucks and settled near Stony Brook. The land included meadows and a burial ground and the area was called “Cow Commons”.

Cow Commons was divided into four squadrons with meadows assigned to groups of settlers for grazing. The squadron division was also used in distributing able bodied men in defense units for this was the frontier. New settlers came and in 1724 Timothy Brigham moved to Stony Brook and built a spacious home on the southern edge of Nipmuck Meadow, east of the Indian Trail and alongside a brook which branched from the main brook to the south.

The community grew around the Common grazing land in and 1727 separated from Marlborough to become Southborough. Some of the common land was the burial ground established by the Nipmucks and some was necessary for the Meeting House. Some was required for the Training Field and some for the Pound. As time went by the “common” land shrank and when the monument for the Civil War was placed on the “common” the area was fenced around with a stonewall.  (The Southborough Historical Society presents a wonderful short walk on the history of the Town.  In several days the Southborough News will take you on that walk electronically but to see it best you should pick up a pamphlet when the Southborough Historical Museum reopens to the public.  "A Walking Tour of Southborough's Historic "Holy Hill".)

Algonquin Regional High School Sports Wednesday September 19, 2007

Boys

Varsity

Golf

VS

North Middlesex H S

Juniper Hill

3:30pm

 Boys

Freshman

Soccer

VS

St. Johns H.S.

Algonquin

3:30pm

 Girls

Freshman

Soccer

VS

Littleton Jr-Sr High School

Algonquin

3:30pm

It was a bit cramped

September 19, 2007 - Yesterday Senior Center director Pam had to "give up" her office to the pitch players as many of the other spaces at the center were taken up with lunch and an entertainment by the Irish Music Guy.

Assabet Valley Voke Tech Sports  Wednesday September 19, 2007

Boys

Varsity

Golf

@

Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions

 

3:00pm

 Girls

JV

Volleyball

@

Sutton High School

 

4:00pm

 Boys

Varsity

Soccer

VS

Montachustt Regvochs

 

4:00pm

 Girls

Varsity

Volleyball

@

Sutton High School

 

5:00pm

 Girls

Varsity

Soccer

@

Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions

 

6:30pm

Waiting to Open

September 19, 2007 - Common Milkweed can be seen in abundance at the Breakneck Hill Conservation Land.  There are lots of flowering shrubs and beautiful scenery at the conservation land. So go take a hike.

And the Check

September 18, 2007 - Jimmy Falconi (center) is ready to present Bill Harrington, Southborough Council on Aging Chairperson (right at speaker) a check for over $2,000 from the Falconi Service Station, Tuesday's for Seniors program, where for each gallon of gasoline you buy a percentage is donated back to the Seniors of Southborough.  Brian Donavan (left) from the Council on Aging assisted Jimmy with much of the planning for the Golf Tournament and helped run the raffle that had awesome prizes such as New England Patriot tickets. The Falconi family has been very generous in supporting Southborough seniors.

The Irish Music Guy

September 18, 2007 - Today at the Southborough Senior center those enjoying their lunch were entertained by Kevin Farley, The Irish Music Guy.  Using several instruments that have woven their way into Irish and Celtic music he played the banjo, pennywhistle, guitar, accordion, drum, teak bones, mandolin, harp and even rubber band.  Songs ran a variety of tunes with many of the well-known Irish songs such as My Wild Irish Rose, The Unicorn, Oh Danny Boy and Mother McCree.

Run

September 18, 2007 - After laughing at a ladies foursome on the adjacent hole for playing under the sprinklers this foursome of gentlemen got the same treatment and had to run from the 18th hole.

September 18, 2007 - A cow grazes at Chestnut Hill Farm.  Southborough voters used CPC funding to assist with purchasing the agricultural rights to the farm to keep it open space.  Just one of many projects that have been helped from the funds.

Community Preservation

2007 Public Forum

 

The Community Preservation Committee will outline the types of projects that are eligible for CPA dollars and the process for applying for CPA funds, and will solicit input and feedback from all interested parties.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

7:00 PM

Town House Hearing Room

 

The deadline for application for proposals for CPA funded projects to appear before the April 2008 Town Meeting is October 12, 2007. Applications are available on the CPC website at www.southborocommunitypreservation.org

Aiming for the Hole in One

September 18, 2007 - Another contender lines up his ball to try to win the Acura car sponsored by Ron Bouchard Auto Stores at yesterdays Falconi Family Memorial Golf Tournament.

Southborough Library Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10:30 AM  Story Hour

4 - 5 year olds

10:30 AM Story Hour

2 - 3 year olds

3:30 PM drop in  crafts for

2 - 5 year olds

10:30 AM Stories and Crafts for

2 & 3 year olds

2 sessions of music/mother goose

10:30 AM

babies birth - 12 months

11:00 AM

1 & 2 year olds

Also at the library

Drumlin Farm will be visiting the library on October 20th!  Children ages two through five will meet a Great Horned Owl and hear Jane Yolen’s Caldecott Award winning book Owl Moon.  There will be two sessions:  2:00 and 2:35.  Sign up begins on September 20th.  Spaces are limited so sign up soon!

Trick or Treat at the library on Halloween, October 31st!  Children may come to the library after school for face painting and treats.

Please register your child ahead of the events at the Southborough Library.

Tiger on the Clubs

September 18, 2007 - This tiger was hoping to bring the owner of these clubs good luck at the hole in one at the 15th tee at yesterdays Falconi Family Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Southborough Senior citizens.

Algonquin Sports Schedule September 18, 2007

 Boys

JV

Soccer

VS

Leominster High School

Algonquin

3:30pm

 Girls

JV

Soccer

VS

Leominster High School

Algonquin

3:30pm

 Girls

Freshman

Field Hockey

@

Hopkinton High School

 

3:30pm

 Boys

Varsity

Cross Country

@

Milford High School Click for directions

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Cross Country

@

Milford High School Click for directions

 

3:30pm

 Boys

Varsity

Golf

@

St. Johns H.S.

 

3:30pm

 Girls

JV

Volleyball

VS

Wachusett Regional H.S.

Algonquin

4:00pm

 Girls

Varsity

Volleyball

VS

Wachusett Regional H.S.

Algonquin

5:00pm

 Girls

Varsity

Soccer

@

Leominster High School

 

5:00pm

 Boys

Varsity

Soccer

@

Leominster High School

 

7:00pm

Fire Log

MONDAY 9/17/07

00:09 ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FIRE TURNPIKE RD
E22 CAPT MAURO FF AMENDOLA
E23 FF ROACH FF PIERCE


10:00 SCHOOL INSPECTIONS MAIN ST
C27 CAPT MAURO

10:30 SCHOOL INSPECTIONS BREAKNECK HILL RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

11:00 FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION TURNPIKE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

13:00 FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION TURNPIKE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:45 UNINTENTIONAL ALARM SYS TRIP NEWTON ST
E22 LT SADOWSKI FF STRONG

15:00 PROPANE INSPECTION FISHER RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

15:01 TRAINING - FIRE ANGELICA DR DRAFTING OPERATIONS AT ANGELICA DR
HQ2 LT SADOWSKI FF STRONG FF KANE FF RICE

16:08 EMS CALL, EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ FLANDERS RD
A28 FF STRONG FF RICE

20:10 BOILER PROBLEMS MARLBORO RD
E22 LT SADOWSKI FF STRONG
E23 FF RICE FF KANE

20:41 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT COSLIN DR
E22 LT SADOWSKI FF STRONG
E23 FF RICE FF KANE

21:00 SCHOOL FIRE DRILL MARLBORO RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

21:15 SCHOOL FIRE DRILL MARLBORO RD
C27 CAPT MAURO
E22 LT SADOWSKI FF STRONG EMT GLECKEL  
More Fire Log

Assabet Valley Voke Tech Sports Schedule September 18, 2007

Boys

Varsity

Cross Country

@

Hudson Catholic HS Click for directions

 

3:30pm

 

 Girls

Varsity

Volleyball

VS

South Lancaster Academy

Gym

4:00pm

 
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Southborough Players Seussical The Musical

Cast List

 
Southborough Players Newsletter September  2007
 
 
 
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The Southborough Players are proud to Announce 

Seussical The Musical
 
Directed by Marianne Lonati
Music Direction by Debbie Martin
 
Production Dates:
Friday November 9th 8:00 pm
Saturday  November 10th 3:00 pm
Sunday  November 11th 3:00 pm
Saturday November 17th 8:00 pm
Sunday November 18th 3:00 pm
 
At Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd, Southborough, MA.
 

About the Play

 

Seussical  is a musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss that debuted on Broadway in 2000. The play's story is a rather complex amalgamation of many of Seuss' most famous books.

 

The plot of the show mirrors that of Horton Hears a Who!, centering on Horton the elephant's endeavors to protect the people of Who-ville, who live on a tiny speck of dust. It also features characters and scenarios from many other Seuss books, including the Butter Side Uppers / Downers from The Butter Battle Book, Gertrude McFuzz from Gertrude McFuzz, and some characters that never made an appearance in any of Dr. Seuss's books. The Cat in the Hat, an outside observer, acts as narrator and devil's advocate throughout the show, briefly leaping into the action on several occasions to create conflict and keep the story moving.

 

Seussical Cast List

 

THE CAT IN THE HAT- Adam Sell

 

HORTON THE ELEPHANT- Brian Gustafson

 

JOJO- Andrew Purdy

 

GERTRUDE McFUZZ- Laura Desmarais

 

MAYZIE LA BIRD- Chrissy McCartney

 

SOUR KANGAROO- Jess Andra

 

GENERAL GENGUS KHAN SCHMITZ-  Ivan Slovin

 

THE WICKERSHAM BROTHERS- Ryan Howard, Dan Kircher, Josh Martin

 

THE MAYOR- Chris Harris/ Michael Templeton

 

MRS MAYOR- Katie Broach

 

BIRD GIRLS- Sarah Barsamian, Amanda Hammond, Alexandra Lonati

 

VLAD- Jason Faria

  

YERTLE THE TURTLE- Jamar Burnes

  

THE GRINCH- Mark Kujawski

  

ELEPHANT BIRD- Dani Lonati

 

 THE WHOS- Beth Nolan Conners, Cathy Corcoran, Jody Ellsworth, Mackenzie Gillespie-Slovin, Aaron Gosch, Neely Hanna, Dani Lonati, Alexandra Martin, Haley Richards, Michael Scheinbart, Kerry Teman, Lauren Tempesta, Melanie Wagner, Parker Lescaleet

 

JUNGLE CREATURES- Ben Balon, Jamar Burnes, Larissa Colangelo, Heather DuBois, Jason Faria, Michelle Faria, Danika Gillespie-Slovin, Sara Kendall, Michaela Lonati, Jimmy Schatz, Michael Scheinbart

 

 
 
 
We are very excited about our upcoming production of Seussical the Musical. We have assembled a very energetic, fun and enthusiastic cast and we  can't wait to bring the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss to the Trottier stage.  Keep your eyes open for details on how to order tickets on-line.
 

 As always, we would like to thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely,

The Southborough Players Board

   
In This Issue
Seussical The Musical
Message from The Board
How Can I Help?
What should we do in the future ?
Join Our Email List
 
I Don't Perform --How Can I Help ???
 
There are a lot of different ways you can help the Southborough Players  with Seussical the Musical.
 
We are still looking for people to fill out our Production Staff.
 
 
We are currently in need of the following:
 
 
Stage Crew
 
Props Master
 
Publicity Crew
 
Ushers
 
 
If you are interested in  any of the these positions please contact us at info@southboroughplayers.org
 
 
 
 
 
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A Walk through the Past

Tour Stop #6 Mile Stone September 18, 2007 - In 1763, while Deputy Postmaster General, Benjamin Franklin was given the job of placing markers at one-mile intervals along the Boston Post Road. This road was established as a permanent highway in 1639 running between Boston and New York. He invented a device that was attached to his carriage wheel and acted as an odometer. At each mile a wooden stick was driven into the ground and a following crew erected the markers that were engraved with the mileage from Boston and perhaps a nearby large community. The purpose of the markers was to calculate postal rates to be charged by local postmasters. There are 2 other mile markers remaining besides this one. One stands near the intersection of Sears Road and Main Street and the other at East Main Street and Overlook Drive. (The Southborough Historical Society presents a wonderful short walk on the history of the Town.  In several days the Southborough News will take you on that walk electronically but to see it best you should pick up a pamphlet when the Southborough Historical Museum reopens to the public.  "A Walking Tour of Southborough's Historic "Holy Hill".)

Falconi Family Memorial Golf Tournament

September 17, 2007 - James Falconi (right) has run the Falconi Family Memorial Golf Tournament for a number of years now. Originally called the Fitzconi Tournament.  This is a major fundraiser for the Seniors of Southborough.  Jimmy and Falconi Brothers are a major benefactor of the seniors every year. Ron Bouchard (left) of Bouchard Auto Stores donated a 2007 Acura for the tournament.  In order to win the car a player would have to get a hole in one on the 15th tee.  Unfortunately no one shot a hole in one.

A Foursome

September 17, 2007 - The Falconi Family Memorial Golf Tournament brought out 116 golfers today.  Funds raised from the Tournament will go to the Southborough Seniors.  There will be more photos coming along this week on this page and the senior page.

Southborough meetings

September 10, 2007 - September 14, 2007

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Cultural Arts Council

9/17

7:15 PM

Art Center, South Union School Classroom 21

Planning Board

9/17

6:00 PM

Hearing Room Town House  Agenda

Assabet Valley Reg Voke Tech

9/18

7:00 PM

Conference Room Assabet Valley

Board of Selectmen

9/18

7:00 PM

Hearing Room Town house  Agenda

Municipal Facility Committee 9/18 6:30 PM Fire Station Memorial Hall
Community Preservation Commitee 9/20 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Master Plan Steering Committee 9/20 6:00  PM Memorial Hall Fire Station

Senior Center Weekly Schedule

Monday  17

Tuesday 18

Wednesday  19

Thursday 20

Friday 21

No Health Clinic

 

9:30 AM Painting

8:30 AM Health Clinic

10:00 AM Mahjongg Independent

9:00 Golf Tournament

11:00 AM Senior Singers

 

9:30 AM Mah Jongg

 

9:30 AM Cribbage

12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 PM Lunch

10:00 AM Creative Writers

11:00 AM Chair Exercise

  12:00 PM widget

the Irish music guy

  12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 Lunch

10:00 AM Belly Dancing

12:30 PM Pitch

2:00 PM Fitness

12:30 PM Pitch

 
12:00 AM Monday Blue Plate Special/Lunch

1:00 PM Bridge

 

1:00 PM Bridge

 
12:30 Spanish     1:00 PM Group: Living with Loss  
1:00 PM Book Club        
2:00 PM Fitness        

Larch Tree

September 17, 2007 - Several Larch trees surround the Old Burial Ground behind the Town Library.  The American Larch Tree also known as Tamarack is a coniferous tree but  only one of two that will shed its needles. In the winter the tree will look dead from all the needles gone from it.   The wood is very strong and the tree has been used for telephone poles, fence posts and railroad ties.  Occasionally it is used as ornamental plantings.

A Walk through the Past

Tour Stop #5 Fay School September 17, 2007 - The Burnett family influence once again came to the fore with the establishment of this school and hanged the face of Main Street. Eliza Belle Burnett Fay and Harriet Marcella Burnett, children of Joel Burnett and cousins of Joseph Burnett, wanted to start a day-school for young boys and girls in the center of town. They rented a room on the main floor of Deacon Gabriel Parker’s house on the north side of Main Street, west of where you stand now. Joseph Burnett and Sylvester Fay gave financial support to this informal day-school and suggested that they take in young boarders. For this purpose they used the William Greenwood home on the south side of Main Street. In the fall of 1866 “Mrs. Fay and Miss Burnett’s Boarding School”, opened with two boarders from Worcester and five local boys.

In 1885, Joseph Burnett increased his financial assistance. The other financial mainstay was Mrs. Fay’s mother, Dolly Bellows Little. She took out loans to finance the construction of a new dormitory, classrooms and schoolroom wing as additions to the Greenwood house. By 1886 all debts were paid thankfully since she passed away July, 1887.

The main building was renovated after the turn of the 20th century with a Victorian roof added to provide an extra floor of dormitories. Waldo Fay purchased the apple orchard along Middle Road and had the trees cut down to create an athletic field. In 1908 Fay added a new school room wing, a library extension and converted a schoolroom into a Common Room.

In 1922 Fay School ceased to be a family operation and became an incorporated body, complete with a Board of Trustees.

In 1972 part of the school, the Robinson House, caught fire due to an electrical fault and in 1978 the new dormitory was dedicated. In 1986 the Fay School old main building, the original Greenwood House was demolished. (The Southborough Historical Society presents a wonderful short walk on the history of the Town.  In several days the Southborough News will take you on that walk electronically but to see it best you should pick up a pamphlet when the Southborough Historical Museum reopens to the public.  "A Walking Tour of Southborough's Historic "Holy Hill".)

Helping our animal friends

If you would love to donate a pet item please drop them off at the Southborough Police Station in care of Officer Labur. Thank you.

Cleanout time

September 16, 2007 - L - R,  FF Cringan, Captain Hubley, FF Aspesi and FF Wills pose after "cleaning" out the window. Several revolution of drills were run during yesterdays training exercise.  Firefighters re-enforced their skills needed in clearing windows and pulling ceilings and walls apart.  The house that they were training in is scheduled to be demolished Monday.  This was a rare opportunity for  Southborough Firefighters to hone their skills and advance their firefighting expertise.

Cleanup time

September 16, 2007 - Firefighters pack hose after the drill.

Join the St. Matthew/St. Annes Youth Ministry fund raiser with a Pasta Dinner.  Saturday, September 22, 2007 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at St. Matthew Parish Center, Highland Street, Southborough.  $5.00 per person with a $25.00 family max.  Proceeds will benefit the Youth Ministry Hurricane Katrina Service trips.  All are invited to attend the dinner.

Peekaboo

September 16, 2007 - This dairy cow peers over the stone fence at Chestnut Hill Farm.

I wanna be a firefighter

September 16, 2007 -  These two neighborhood youngsters try on a firefighter jacket for size on Bryden Road yesterday.

Fundrun

What:The 10th Annual Michael’s Run to Benefit the Hopkinton Respite Center.

Where: Hopkinton Common, Route 135. 

When: Saturday October 6th, 2007.  Registration starts at 10am, race starts at 12 Noon.

Why: Michael Lisnow was born 16 weeks premature, weighing just over a pound.  As a result of his premature birth, Michael had cerebral palsy and was blind.  He touched the lives of countless
people with his smile and laugh.  Through this run the Spirit of Michael lives on and we celebrate the time he was able to spend with all of us.  All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Michael Lisnow Respite Center of Hopkinton.  Make checks payable to The Respite Center,
112 Main St., Hopkinton, MA 01748. For more information on the Respite Center please visit our website at www.hopkintonrespite.com  or call (508)435-1222.

Fee: 
$20 per person pre-registered barbeque and awards following the race
$5 per person for the barbeque only
$25 per person day of race

Awards:  Top 3 males and top 3 females in the following categories will receive an award:

6 and under, 7-13, 14-19, 20-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-59, 60+

In consideration of this entry being accepted, I do hereby forever waive and release the Sponsoring organization, companies, agents, representatives, assigns and successors from all claims of action, which I at any time acquire as a result of participation in the event for which this entry relates.

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A Walk through the Past

Tour Stop # 4 Southborough Town House September 16, 2007 - The first Town House was built in 1840 on land deeded to the Town by the First Parish to separate Church and State. It was built at a cost of $2,900 and was 40 feet by 56 feet. Built of wood in the Greek Doric style, there were 4 columns on the façade and it was painted white. The demise of this building by fire was in 1869 and was the subject of considerable controversy. The Worcester newspaper reporting on the fire which burned it to the ground made a number of insinuations. It referred to the residents of Main Street wanting a new “town house to enhance the value of their property and look a little grander to the passer by, But the town house extant - how could that be got rid of?” The article goes on to say that the proposal for a new Town House was turned down by the voters. It further reports that “the republican leaders have always a batch of lickspittles and they did not lack them then. One or more of them shouted in open town meeting “burn the dam thing.” No evidence of “incendiaries” was found.

The replacement, the second Town House was erected on the site of the first Town House at a cost of $30,000 and completed in one year for it’s dedication in April 1870. The plans called for a two story building to have a hall over town offices.

This building has been in the mainstream of town life observing activities commemorating the 150th, 200th and the 275th anniversary of Southborough. Due to renovations it was not included in the 250th Anniversary sites. Town meetings were regularly held in the hall upstairs until 1969 when it was determined the population had out grown the facility. For many years social activities were permitted in the hall until the threat to public records became too great with the risk of fire. It currently houses town offices and is the meeting place of town boards and officials. In the late 20th century and elevator was added in the rear of the building to permit handicap access to the second floor. (The Southborough Historical Society presents a wonderful short walk on the history of the Town.  In several days the Southborough News will take you on that walk electronically but to see it best you should pick up a pamphlet when the Southborough Historical Museum reopens to the public.  "A Walking Tour of Southborough's Historic "Holy Hill".)