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2011 - May 21, 2011
Saturday, June 11
Marlborough Hospital Safe
Summer Fun Day
The 13th Annual
Marlborough Hospital Safe Summer Fun Day will be Saturday, June 11 from 10
am to 2 pm on the front lawn of Marlborough
Hospital at 157 Union Street, Marlborough. The free child-oriented health
and safety fair will be held rain or shine. The hospital will once again
sponsor bike helmet fitting where trained Marlborough Hospital staff will
properly fit and give away children’s bicycle helmets, while supplies last.
For adults who wish to be fitted, a $10 donation is requested. The event
will feature many hands-on hospital exhibits such as healthy eating, “doctor
dress up,” sun exposure screenings, heart health and stopping germs from
spreading, to name a few. The day will also feature fun, family-oriented
activities such as face painting, balloon animals, an obstacle course, a
trackless train, a deejay, games and giveaways. Tours of the Ronald McDonald
Care Mobile, Mobile Safety Streets, fire trucks and ambulances are also
planned. The event is sponsored by St. Mary’s Credit Union. For more
information call 508-486-5806.
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Hospital, 157 Union Street, Marlborough, MA
Cost: Free. Lunch
available for a nominal charge
Sunday, June 12
Marlborough Safe Summer Family Fun Ride
On the Sunday, June 12 a bicycle ride for all ages
and bicycling abilities will be held along the beautiful Assabet River Rail
Trail organized by Bike Marlborough in conjunction the Marlborough Hospital
Safe Summer Fun Day. The ride starts at 36 Jefferson St, Marlborough (across
from Kelleher Field). Registration begins at 9 am and the ride is from 10 am
to noon. Street crossings will be staffed and supervised with snack and
water stops will be provided along the route. Riders will be rewarded with
helmet stickers along the route. Overflow parking is available in the back
lot at Marlborough Hospital (signs will be posted for a short walk or ride
to the trail). Helmets are required for cyclists, there is no admission
charge and various groups will host booths. For more information, email email@example.com, visit bikemarlborough.org, or
Time: 9 am –
Registration, 10 am to noon - Ride
Location: Assabet River Rail Trail, 36 Jefferson St, Marlborough MA
Algonquin Regional High School
"The Adding Machine" - by Elmer Rice
This darkly comical play tells the story of Mr.
Zero, who after 25 years of service to his company is
replaced by a mechanical adding machine. Shocked and
distraught from this unexpected incident, Mr. Zero takes
matters into his own hands. This classic American
Expressionistic play follows Mr. Zero’s journey through
life, death, romance, and redemption. A landmark piece of
theater in 1923 that explored the powerful effects of the
rising machine age as well as the search for an
understanding about what it means to be human.
Wednesday, May 18 @ 6:00pm (preview performance)
Thursday, May 19 @ 7:00pm
Friday, May 20 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, May 21 @ 3:00pm and 7:00pm (2 shows)
Reserve Tickets at
This production will be held in the Small Performance
Theater at Algonquin Regional High School.
DCR RELEASES DRAFT MAP IN ANTICIPATION OF ITS SECOND
WORKSHOP SERIES ON LANDSCAPE DESIGNATIONS
FOR STATE PROPERTIES
BOSTON – As part of its upcoming series of public workshops
to discuss proposed landscape
designations on state properties, the Department of
Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is
releasing the following
DCR is holding a series of seven regional workshops across
the Commonwealth this spring to seek public input on the
application of landscape
designations for DCR properties.
At each workshop, DCR staff will provide the statewide
context for the draft designations, but
the discussion will be focused on park land in that
particular region of the Commonwealth.
The workshops are public and therefore open to anyone
interested in the future management of
DCR park land. The designations will be finalized by fall
The landscape designation process involves categorizing
308,000 acres of DCR lands as either
“parklands,” “reserves,” or “woodlands” to prioritize the
services and values these lands
provide to the public and the environment. The designations
are a top recommendation of the
Forest Futures Visioning process that the agency undertook in
2009-2010 to develop a
renewed vision and long-term strategy for managing forest
lands in the state park system.
Of the three new categories, “parklands” would be managed
primarily for recreation, human
experiences, and the protection of cultural and natural
would be managed
primarily for biological diversity based on natural processes
and the protection of large,
contiguous blocks of high-value ecosystems. “Woodlands” would
be managed primarily for
state-of-the-art sustainable forestry, forest products, and
active carbon management.
The upcoming workshops will build upon the first round of
workshops held last fall that
elicited public input on the draft selection criteria and
management guidelines for the three
DCR is holding the workshops around the state to share draft
maps, such as the one released
today, showing the designations that have been applied to all
properties and discuss them with
the public. The regional workshops will be held in the
Tuesday, May 24
Essex Agricultural & Technical High School
562 Maple St.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25
Elm Bank Reservation
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 26
1 Wendell Ave.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 2
Frontier Regional High School
113 North Main St.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Monday, June 6
North Middle School
350 Southampton Rd.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 7
Bristol County Agricultural High School
135 Center Street
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Monday, June 13
The Trustees of the Reservation’s Doyle Conservation Center
464 Abbot Ave
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Further information about the Forest Futures Visioning
Process, the draft Landscape
Designation selection criteria and management guidelines, and
the fall 2010 series of
Designation public workshops is available on DCR’s website,
Sports and Recreation
ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight
5th Annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism
A very sincere
to each of our 1,300 participants, volunteers and supporters
who came out on
May 7th on behalf of The New England Center for Children and
autism awareness! Through your efforts and the support of our generous
SBLI of MA, ComTrade, DCU for Kids, NY Life, and the Ruzzo Family
we raised over
$175,000… a 5K Walk/Run record. Your support will continue to
help NECC’s Annual
Fund achieve its goal of providing our students the
chance at productive and healthy
lives. Thank you again, and we look forward
to seeing you on May 12, 2012, for the 6th
Annual 5K Walk/Run for
to view photos from the event.
Southborough Open Land Foundation presents 2011 Elaine Beals Conservation
Award to Richard V. Upjohn
annual meeting on May 17, the Southborough Open Land Foundation presented
the 2011 Elaine Beals Conservation Award to Richard V. Upjohn, of
Southborough. Mr. Upjohn, who grew up in New York City, developed a love of
the outdoors at his family's summer home in the Monadnock region of New
Hampshire. In 1960, he and wife Sabra moved to Southborough with their
family to teach at the Fay School, where he shared his love of nature with
students. To emphasize the need to conserve resources Dick started Fay’s
recycling program. Later, he helped establish Southborough’s recycling
program. Dick is a longtime member of the Conservation Commission and the
Community Preservation Commission. Practicing what he preaches, Mr. Upjohn
is often seen bicycling about town.
Elaine Beals Conservation Award honors Southborough resident Elaine Beals, a
Southborough Open Land Foundation member and former trustee. Mrs. Beals is
also a longtime benefactor to Worcester County nonprofits. The award is
given annually to a person or group who helps preserve and protect
Southborough’s open lands and rural character. In addition to Mrs. Beals
(2006), other recipients include Frederica Gillespie (2007), David Morgan
(2008), Carol Gay (2009), and Linda Hubley (2010).
in 1988, Southborough Open Land Foundation today owns 17 parcels of
Southborough woodlands, totaling 183 acres, for the community’s passive
recreation and educational use. To learn more, visit SOLF.org.
Pictured in the photo are Dick Upjohn and Elaine Beals. Photo by Chris Vatis.
“Supporting Children’s Friendships”
A Workshop for K-5
focuses on the many ways to help
guardians understand developmentally
that occur in children’s friendships, as
well as those
which are more difficult. The workshop
also provides a
framework for when and how parents
involved with their children’s friendship
program was developed in partnership with
Families First Parenting Programs.
Friday, June 3,
Elementary School Cafeteria
Finn SOS and
Safe and Drug-Free
Schools and Communities Act Grant – Title
May 19, 2011 - The Cercopia Moth is North America's largest
moth. It is considered a Giant Silkmoth. They usually only live
seven to ten days.
SEERY, Helen (Mariano) Of Westfield, 71, entered into
eternal rest on Monday, May 9, 2011. Born in Cambridge, daughter of the late
Gene and Mary (Conley) Mariano, she was a former resident of Wellesley and
Southboro before moving here six years ago. Helen held a Master's Degree in
Mathematics from Worcester State College and was a professor of Mathematics
at Massachusetts Bay Community College, receiving her teaching degree from
Boston College. She was a member of the Westfield Women's Club and a
communicant of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Southwick. She leaves her
husband, Paul G. Seery, two sons, William Seery of Westboro, Owen Seery of
Westfield, a sister, Jane Condon of Westfield, a grandchild, a niece and
four nephews. A private funeral and burial was held at the convenience of
the family. Agawam Funeral Home was in charge. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Children's Hospital Boston, 300 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA
NOAA; 2011 Hurricane outlook indicates an above-normal
Atlantic basin is expected to see an above-normal hurricane season this
year, according to the seasonal outlook issued by NOAA's Climate
Prediction Center - a division of the National Weather Service.
Across the entire Atlantic Basin for the six-month season, which begins
June 1, NOAA is predicting the following ranges this year:
to 18 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which:
to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including:
to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher)
of these ranges has a 70 percent likelihood, and indicate that activity
will exceed the seasonal average of 11 named storms, six hurricanes and
two major hurricanes.
United States was fortunate last year. Winds steered most of the
season's tropical storms and all hurricanes away from our coastlines,"
said Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., undersecretary of commerce for oceans and
atmosphere and NOAA administrator. "However we can't count on luck to
get us through this season. We need to be prepared, especially with this
Climate factors considered for this outlook are:
The continuing high activity era. Since 1995, the tropical multi-decadal
signal has brought ocean and atmospheric conditions conducive for
development in sync, leading to more active Atlantic hurricane seasons.
Warm Atlantic Ocean water. Sea surface temperatures where storms often
develop and move across the Atlantic are up to two degrees Fahrenheit
Niña, which continues to weaken in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, is
expected to dissipate later this month or in June, but its impacts such
as reduced wind shear are expected to continue into the hurricane
addition to multiple climate factors, seasonal climate models also
indicate an above-normal season is likely, and even suggest we could see
activity comparable to some of the active seasons since 1995," said
Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA's Climate
NOAA's seasonal hurricane outlook does not predict where and when any of
these storms may hit. Landfall is dictated by weather patterns in place
at the time the storm approaches. For each storm, NOAA's National
Hurricane Center forecasts how these weather patterns affect the storm
track, intensity and landfall potential.
tornadoes that devastated the South and the large amount of flooding
we've seen this spring should serve as a reminder that disasters can
happen anytime and anywhere. As we move into this hurricane season it's
important to remember that FEMA is just part of an emergency management
team that includes the entire federal family, state, local and tribal
governments, the private sector and most importantly the public," said
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate.
is the time, if you haven't already, to get your plan together for what
you and your family would do if disaster strikes. Visit
learn more. And if you're a small business owner, visit
to ensure that your business is prepared for a disaster," added Fugate.
Hurricane impacts are not limited to the coastline; strong winds and
flooding rainfall often pose a threat across inland areas along with the
risk for tornadoes.
week, May 22-28, is national Hurricane Preparedness Week. To help
prepare residents of hurricane-prone areas, NOAA is unveiling a new set
of video and audio public service announcements featuring NOAA hurricane
experts and the FEMA administrator that are available in both English
and Spanish. These are available at
Please submit comments to Jean Kitchen by May 26th
regarding the Attorney General's Office
effort to provide future guidance for public bodies on Open Meeting Law
topics and agenda items.
See the Attorney General's website for detailed information.
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When last I wrote I was heading
to South Texas in search of Rio
Grande Valley specialties like the
tiny Northern Bearded Tyrannulet.
With the help of my enthusiastic
fellow travelers, the group
ultimately enjoyed great views of
not only this modest little
flycatcher, but over 190 other
species during our 10-day excursion.
Among a plethora of trip
highlights was the discovery of a
White-throated Robin, a first-ever
record for the famous King Ranch,
and one of only a handful of records
for the United States. Also seen
were rarities such as Masked Duck,
Whooping Crane, and Crimson-collared
Grosbeak, along with show-stoppers
like White-tailed Kite, Green Jay,
and Altamira Oriole. All and all, a
rich and exciting birding experience
Closer to home, I also found my
blue-gray gnatcatcher right on time;
in fact, a nest-building pair was
confirmed in one of my
Breeding Bird Atlas blocks. And
most recently, the IBA Team made a
surgically executed Bird-a-thon
Important Bird Areas in Plymouth
and Bristol County, where we
successfully located 169 species in
24-hours. What’s been keeping you
busy and happy in your birding life
Important Bird Area (IBA)
Honor Your Favorite Bird
a novel idea for Father’s Day, a
special birthday, or just because.
Honor a special birder and
bird by sponsoring the species of
your choice on the forthcoming
Breeding Bird Atlas 2 web page.
When our atlasing team wraps up
the final round of atlasing during
this year's breeding season, the
treasure trove of data collected by
600 people over 5 years will be put
online and will include detailed
species accounts, distribution maps,
and beautiful illustrations for each
of the 200+ species known to breed
in the Commonwealth.
your gift of $1,000 or more
Preserving a Commonwealth of Birds
Campaign, we will include your
name or the name of your honoree on
the species web page of your choice!
You will help ensure that this
gigantic and exciting project
succeeds, while owning your own
little piece of history, be that
Great Blue Heron, Pied-billed Grebe
or anything in between. Contact
Henrietta Yelle at 781-259-2239
to reserve your favorite now!
Supports Bird Life
Drumlin Farm grows fifty types
of fruits and vegetables using
farming techniques that go beyond
organic standards. No chemical
fertilizers, herbicides or
insecticides are used. Not only does
this make the produce safer for
human consumption but it is
healthier for our local bird
populations as well.
Many birds nest in the surrounding
shrub borders or in one of the 38
manmade boxes on the sanctuary. The
managed grassland, adjacent to the
farm field, is home to
Collectively these birds feed in the
crops fields reducing the insect
load that harm vegetable plants and
the subsequent need for human
intervention. Birds eating
destructive insects is just one
example of the farm-nature
connection that makes Drumlin Farm
A Legacy Lost, but a Tribute
weeks ago on May 4, a dead hawk was
discovered on a downtown Boston
sidewalk. Noticing that the bird
was banded, the conscientious finder
reported it. Thanks to its traceable
band numbers, the hawk proved to be
an adult female Peregrine Falcon
originally tagged at Mt. Desert
Island, ME in 1994.
Not only was the falcon 17 years
old, she was the founding female of
a pair that have been nesting on the
Christian Science Church Building in
Boston for many years. Since 1996
she produced 38 young, among which
was a banded female found nesting on
the Mid-Hudson Bridge in NY in
Banding programs all over the region
provide irrefutable data on the
movements of our avian citizens from
peregrines to saw-whet owls to
songbirds. We bid this particular
banded bird a special fond farewell.
THE ORIOLE PROJECT
Seeing orange? Please tell us! For
five years, we have asked citizen
scientists to report oriole
sightings to help us track an
apparent decline in this spectacular
species through our
Oriole Project. Use our online
Oriole Reporter today and all
season to tell us about any orioles
The Original Tweet
Last weekend, 633 birders
set out on a 24-hour birding
marathon - yes, it was Mass
While the final results are still
being tallied, we know that 270
species were seen with several teams
spotting over 200 species. And at
least 5 teams raised over $5,000
each! Best of all, the birding was
spectacular. No doubt, seeing these
two easily visible Great Horned
Owlets in Cambridge was a highlight
for many folks.
CALLING ALL SHUTTERBUGS!
2011 Picture This Photo
Contest with your best shot that
highlights people in nature and the
beauty of Massachusetts' wildlife
Check out some of our many
birding programs statewide.
Birding the Cape & Islands
Birding by Boat
Felix Neck, Martha's Vnyd
Jun 6 Osprey
Wellfleet Bay, Wellfleet
Swallows of Ashumet
Long Pasture, Barnstable
More Cape & Islands Birding>>
Birding Southeastern Mass
May 28 Scituate
So Shore Sanctuaries
Jun 25 Plymouth
So Shore Sanctuaries
More SoEastern Mass Birding>>
Birding Greater Boston
May 26 Birding
the Billings Loop
Moose Hill, Sharon
Jun 2 Beginning
Stony Brook, Norfolk
Visual Arts Ctr, Canton
More Metro Boston Birding>>
Overnight & International Birding
Show your support by
making a gift online at our
secure site. We have just
over $200,000 left to raise
to reach the goal for the
Preserving a Common Wealth of Birds
campaign. Thank you so much!
May 18, 2011 - The removal process of the Southville Road sidewalks have
begun from the Westborough town line eastward.
New Store in Town
May 18, 2011 - The sign is up on the Stony Brook Market.
The store is under new management and is not associated at all with the
former Colony Market.
We are pleased to have a split bill on June 11th
of RUNA and Ellis at the Steeple Coffeehouse in Southboro. This will be
the last show of the season.
RUNA burst onto the music scene during the summer of 2008
and has been taking audiences by storm ever since! Drawing on the
diverse musical backgrounds of its band members, RUNA brings a
contemporary and refreshing experience to traditional and more recently
composed Celtic material. Through their repertoire of both highly
energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of
music from Ireland, Scotland, the Shetland Islands, Canada, and the
United States, this vocal and instrumental ensemble gives its
arrangements of traditional songs and tunes a fresh sound.
RUNA consists of vocalist, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of
Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, and Cheryl
Prashker of Canada on percussion. The band often performs with
world-renowned, guest musicians, including Isaac Alderson on the
uilleann pipes, flutes, and whistles, and Tomoko Omura on the fiddle.
Members of RUNA have played with Solas, Riverdance,
Clannad, Fiddlers’ Bid, Moya Brennan, Eileen Ivers, Hazel O’Conner, Full
Frontal Folk, Keith & Kristyn Getty, and the Guy Mendilow Band.
Ellis may not be a household name, but once you’ve seen
her perform you’re not likely to forget her. A mix of folk artist,
dharma teacher, and comedienne, her music is best described by the
effect it has on her audience rather than a particular genre. Simply
put, she leaves audiences better than she finds them, with softened
edges & opened hearts. With compelling songwriting and engaging
performances, Ellis is quietly amassing a loyal following of supporters
across the country.
A native of Texas, Ellis moved to Minneapolis at the age of 16, where
she quickly built a local following that blossomed into a nationwide
presence, with extensive touring and seven albums released in the last
sixteen years. In addition to selling more than 35,000 copies of her CDs
independently, Ellis has accrued a wealth of accomplishments including
national songwriting honors and performances at the Philadelphia Folk
Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Sisters Folk Festival and the
Rocky Mountain Folk Festival.
May 18, 2011 - Gloomy days of fog and rain seem to be a daily occurrence.
The Town of Southborough has joined the
“Mass 2-1-1” system
As of May 18, 2011, residences of the Town of
Southborough have another resource for obtaining emergency and limited
non-emergency information when events and emergencies occur within the Town
of Southborough and/or across the State.
The Mass 2-1-1 program is a statewide
24/7/365 informational call center. The system is commonly used to
disseminate emergency & limited non-emergency information to the public
through an automated phone system. Unlike the Town’s Reverse 9-1-1 system,
Mass 2-1-1 is a call-in only system and does not automatically call out to
phones when new messages are posted. Mass 2-1-1 will not replace R9-1-1,
but offer another informational resource to the community.
Mass 2-1-1 can be used by anyone in the
community to obtain information. Examples of information could include:
extended road closures, significant water-main breaks, power outage time
lines, location of shelters, request to shelter-in-place, status of
emergencies, boil water orders and local health issues, etc. Additionally
the system may be used to guide callers on where to acquire additional
detailed information (i.e. Southborough websites, etc).
Two of the greatest benefits of Mass 2-1-1,
is that any caller can obtain statewide information or that posted by any
community in Massachusetts. For example, callers can obtain information
regarding their home community while at work in another community. The
other benefit is that the system will greatly reduce call volume into the
Town’s 9-1-1 Communications Center, as the need to know information will be
posted on Mass 2-1-1. The community is still advised to call
9-1-1 with any and all emergencies!
How to use the system (is simple):
Access Mass 2-1-1 information by dialing “2-1-1” from any
phone or online at
When access is made ask for the information you desire (i.e.
If information has been posted by the State/Community that
information will be relayed to you (verbatim).
To obtain more information regarding Mass
2-1-1, and the other services the system offers please visit
www.Mass2-1-1.org. You many also contact Neal Aspesi at the
Southborough Emergency Management Agency by phone or at
Sports and Recreation
ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight
Flowers and Water
May 16, 2011 - Looks like there will be many more days of rain and
showers this week.
Land Conserved in Southborough
On March 10, 2011, a conservation restriction was
recorded on 39 acres of forested upland and wetland
along Gilmore Road, a designated scenic road in
Southborough. EMC generously donated both the
conservation restriction and a stewardship endowment
to SVT, and EMC will continue to hold title to the
property, which is adjacent to EMC's Southborough
campus. The protected property has been identified
as a high priority area for wildlife, and it
includes three vernal pools. SVT stewardship staff
is now evaluating possibilities for a public trail
network through the property, so stay tuned. We
thank EMC for its very generous donation and for
permanently protecting this beautiful woodland for
Mildred M. (Perry) Lacombe, 87, of
Concord, NH, formerly of Southborough, died Saturday, May 14, 2011 in
Concord after a long illness.
Her husband, Arthur Lacombe, predeceased her. She leaves two daughters:
Elaine E. Walker of Concord, NH and Cheryl L. Tinkham of Manchester, NH; two
brothers: John W. Perry, Jr., of Marlborough and Donald Perry of
Northborough; several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her
first husband, Samuel Marcou.
She was born in Allston, daughter of John W. Perry Sr., and Ethel (Bates)
Perry and lived in the Marlborough/Southborough area for many years before
moving to New Hampshire. She graduated from the former Peters High School in
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 18th at 11am in Rural
Cemetery, Southborough. There are no calling hours. Morris Funeral Home, 40
Main Street, Southborough is directing arrangements.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is
offering the following course in Southborough.
are two offerings, you only need to attend one).
Small Animal Handling & First Aid (3:00pm - 5:00pm) at Southborough Fire
Department on June 13, 2011
Small Animal Handling & First Aid (6:00pm - 8:00pm) at Southborough Fire
Department on June 13, 2011
As we share an Animal Control Officer with several communities he/she
may quickly become overwhelmed
not be available to respond. This is a good course to ensure we will
have trained personnel to respond
or advise) immediately. While it will be beneficial for disaster
situations, it will be equally beneficial during
daily incidents as well (which are far more common).
the best parts of the class is that it will train responders/personnel how
to enhance their own personal
around animals in various environmental situations.
If interested please visit the MEMA website to enroll.
Space Weather News for May 16, 2011
Endeavour has left the planet. The space shuttle lifted off this morning at
8:56 am EDT on a two week mission to the International Space Station. There
it will deliver the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer--a $1.5 billion cosmic ray
detector that could reveal the nature of dark matter and find whole galaxies
made of antimatter. Links to more information are available at
This is Endeavour's final flight as the shuttle program winds down. During
the mission, Endeavour will make numerous passes over North America,
Australia, and other places. Would you like to see it one last time? You can
turn your cell phone into a field tested shuttle tracker by downloading our
Simple Flybys app. Details at
You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of
New subscribers may sign up for free space weather alerts at
Sports and Recreation
ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight
The Marlboro Sr. Softball teams went 1-3 this week
splitting with the Wayland Gray Sox and dropping two to the Wayland A Team..
Sr. Panthers dropped two to the Wayland “A” Team losing the first 13 – 8 and
the 2nd 12 – 11 in the last of the 7th. Marlboro’s
offense was led by Steve Goldstein 4 for 7 and Fred Scerra going 2 for 3
with a double and 2 walks.. The Jr. Panthers played the Wayland Gray
Sox and split their doubleheader. The Jr. Panthers won the first game 7 –
3 and dropped the 2nd game 7 – 4. Marlboro’s offense was led
Lani Kokahiko and Dennis Naylor both going 4 for 5.
National Trails Day Trail
Starts: 6/04/2011 9:00am - 1:30pm
Location(s): Doyle Community Park &
Center, 464 Abbott Ave, Leominster,
Contact information: Amanda Lewis,
The Massachusetts Recreational
Trails Advisory Board (MARTAB) and
The Trustee's of Reservations' Doyle
Community Park & Center offer this
workshop as part of a continuing
series of trails education,
training, and networking workshops
and events to assist the trails
community of Massachusetts in
establishing and enhancing a
sustainable, diverse, and, most
importantly, enjoyable trail system
across the state that incorporates
the goals of all trail user groups
and preferences. This workshop is
funded by the national Recreational
Trails Program (RTP) in partnership
with The Trustees of Reservations'
Doyle Community Park & Center and
organized by MARTAB, the RTP
advisory board consisting of
dedicated trails professionals and
volunteers representing every major
trail user group in the state.
MARTAB's mission is to educate trail
users and workers, advocate for
trails and trails funding in
Massachusetts, and assist in the
selection and oversight of grants
and initiatives funded by the
Recreational Trails Program in
Massachusetts. This workshop will
focus on the basics of trail
planning and design. There will be a
morning, classroom presentation
discussing sustainable trail
planning, design and construction.
In the afternoon, three field
sessions will be offered focusing on
hands-on sustainable trail design
and layout tools and techniques,
basic trail assessment for low-lying
wet trails, and the planning and
design of trails to allow for
greater accessibility. The training
sessions will be hosted by the New
England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA)
and Dick O'Brien of Winding Trail
Designs. Please join us for this
"back to basics" training
opportunity. We look forward to
sharing our expertise with other
trails enthusiasts but also look
forward to fostering communication
among workshop participants to
encourage the sharing of knowledge
and resources throughout the greater
Massachusetts trails community. For
Registration and to receive an
agenda and a list of "what to
bring", contact Amanda Lewis, at
413-586-8706 ext. 19.
Doreen Ferguson, Director
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May 16th, 2011
Twenty Years !!!
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out my mom's show!.....
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Please pick up your work from previous group shows.
It is that time of year again where we encourage the young artists in our
lives to create! What a
fabulous life long gift
to give to them. We are
ready with hundreds of
new ready made frames to
frame up your kids work
for the Budding Artist
Show 2011! This show
features artists 13
years old or younger.
If you know any budding
artists that might be
interested in seeing
their work on our walls,
please let them know
what we have going on.
All work must be 11x14
or smaller and wired for
hanging! Drop-off is
online! This show is
great fun with prize
bags for everyone! And
super big prizes for the
3 top People's Choice
Also in June, we
will be having our first
High School Show
Submissions will be
accepted June 3-9th, Bob
Collins of the Museum
School of the MFA and
the Danforth Museum will
be judging the show, and
there will be cash
prizes. The Opening
Reception is Saturday,
June 18th from 3-5 p.m.
are online now!
Stock up for your
summer painting and
check out this week's
New Work by Randi
Isaacson is still
hanging in the gallery,
you have until May 30th
to check it out.
Be sure to
scroll through the
entire email to find the
community news section
below, where we post
community art shows and
services. To list your
event here, send me an
with "for the
newsletter" in the
Explorations, New Work by
now hanging in the gallery.
This piece is an 18x24 encaustic
painting titled "Still Afloat",
Preview the show
The Winner's Circle
This weeks Facebook
Fan Page winner is Paula
Frechette! You have won a
$10.00 gift certificate good
until June 15th!
Cool New Products!
It is that time of year
again where we struggle with
ideas for Father's Day and the
perfect graduation gifts. Or
maybe you need something
fabulous for a wedding present.
Please think of us first! A
framed memory for Dad will last
a lifetime and be a cherished
A photo of the happy
couple with a giant mat for
everyone to sign is a classic
wedding gift! And for the grad,
of course a gift certificate to
get that hard-earned diploma
Framing aside, we
also have all kinds of unique,
awesome gifts for the important
people in your life!
New fun jewelry for spring!
Art Center Facebook Page-
Become a fan!
As some of you know, I have
set up a Fan Page for Post Road
Art Center on Facebook. I have
used it to help promote the
shows and events. If you see an
event and you
it, then that simple click can
help us promote the show and
create a bigger audience! I
have also started choosing one
fan each week for a prize. Check
the Winner's Circle to see if
for superior Giclee and
Fine Art Printing. If
you need printing call
Roberta at 978-549-5449.
The Hudson Area
Arts Alliance has a new
Art Therapist, Elisa
Sweig is offering
individual and group art
therapy sessions in her
Elisa is an experienced
Art Therapist with over
25 years of experience.
Art Therapy uses the
process of making art to
identify and express
emotions, and learn how
to cope with the
challenges of everyday
life. Art Therapy offers
opportunities for people
who prefer alternatives
to traditional kinds of
talk therapy, or can be
used in combination with
Contact her directly at
Beehive Art has
posted some new spring
art classes for kids!
Studios, 406 Lincoln st:
if you are
interested in studio
Jeanne Rosier Smith
is offering monthly
pastel classes at
her Sudbury Pastel
Studio for students
of all levels. For
listings and a
Thanks for being part of
the Post Road Art Center
Randi, Liz, Ruth and John
Post Road Art Center
1 Boston Post Road East
Marlborough, Ma. 01752
Nest for Sale
May 14, 2011 - Local Christmas tree grower found one of his
tags from last Christmas tree sales and the ribbon attached used for a
May 14, 2011 - Sgt Amy Metcalf and State Representative
Carolyn Dykema at the Troop Package drive. Meanwhile the bagpipers
played at the event.
Murtha Cullina LLP Celebrates
CT (May 6, 2011) …
On Wednesday evening, May 4, hundreds of invited guests gathered in the
CityPlace Atrium to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Murtha
Cullina LLP. Among the dignitaries on hand to mark the occasion were
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and Attorney General George Jepsen.
managing partner, spoke to the group of more than 300 guests about the
firm’s earliest clients, many that remained clients to this day and were
present in the audience. She reflected that while the firm has changed
dramatically over the years, the firm’s strength continues to be its people.
She said, “In a recent conversation with retired partner Donald Richter, he
told me he had a great deal of respect for everyone in the firm, from the
newest messenger in the mailroom to the most senior partner. I think this
speaks to the culture at Murtha that has allowed us to serve our clients for
75 years.” In closing, Ms. Stewart thanked everyone as the firm looks
forward to its next 25 years.
Joining in the festivities
with clients were family members of the original partners, firm alumni, and
current and past staff.
James McGovern 2011 Office Hours
During my time in Congress, I have held hundreds of office hours in every
city and town in our district. These one-on-one meetings give me a
wonderful opportunity to listen to your concerns and to help you get the
service you deserve from the federal government.
I'm pleased to be holding office hours again throughout the district. I
hope you'll join me to share your thoughts on issues that are important to
you and your family.
Office Hours are listed below:
Saturday, May 21:
Black Diamond Coffee
307 Grafton Street, Shrewsbury
8:00 - 9:00 am
69 Auburn Street, Auburn
10:00 - 11:00 am
500 Church Street, Northborough
12:30 - 1:30 pm
599 Main Street, Boylston
2:30 - 3:30 pm
Mr. Z Pizza
267 High Street, Clinton
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Kate Kent Music Studio
will be opening this summer in Southborough. Mrs. Kate Kent teaches
violin and piano lessons using the Suzuki method, a specialized way of
learning an instrument, specifically targeting children between the ages
of 3-9. In Kate's upbeat and positive studio, emphasis is placed on
building lifelong skills in confidence, fine tone, a love of
music, memorization, and discipline. The Suzuki method of study has
three main elements that make it unique. First, the Mother-tongue
approach means that students learn the instrument in much the same way
they learned to speak: by listening to and repeating music, thus
developing superior musicianship and listening skills from the very
start. Second, emphasis is placed on listening to the CD, which
accompanies the repertoire of pieces, so that the child is listening
to excellent Classical music each and every day. Lastly, the parent is
a key element of the lessons. The parent will learn along with the
child because the parent is the important practice partner, reinforcing
concepts throughout the week. Don't worry parents, no experience
necessary! Children taking private lessons will also take part in a
monthly group lesson, an important time for community building and fun!
Kate has a Master's degree in Music Education, many certifications in
early childhood education, more than 25 years playing experience, and 10
years teaching experience. Any families interested in connecting with
Kate Kent should contact her directly at
KateKentMusicStudio@gmail.com or by phone at (603) 303-6511. You
can also visit her website at
State Animal Health Officials Caution Livestock Owners on
West Nile and Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus Risk
BOSTON – May 11, 2011 – With warmer weather and mosquito
season approaching, state officials are advising livestock
owners to be on guard against mosquito-borne diseases like
West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus
(EEE). The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural
Resources (DAR) recommends owners be aware of the risks
linked to these diseases and advises protecting certain
species of domestic animals by having them vaccinated.
In addition to horses, WNV and EEE pose serious risks to
other species such as pheasants, llamas, and alpacas. Since
2000, 58 Massachusetts horses have been infected with WNV
and 28 with EEE. In addition, two emus, two alpacas, one
llama, and one cow have also tested positive for EEE in the
state since 2001.
“By vaccinating the equine population early in the season,
horse owners can avoid grief down the road,” said DAR
Commissioner Scott J. Soares. “Fortunately, there are
effective vaccines available for horses, which are
particularly vulnerable to these viruses.”
In 2010, five horses were stricken by mosquito-borne
diseases, with five confirmed cases reported from the towns
of Hudson, Lancaster, Middleborough, Plympton, and Warren.
Only one was confirmed for WNV, the others were all positive
Animal owners should take preventive actions and consult
their veterinarian prior to the height of the mosquito
season – July and August. Owners are also urged not to wait
until positive cases are reported in their area, since it
can take several weeks for an animal to be fully protected
by a vaccine. Cats and dog are not susceptible to WNV or EEE.
“Every year there is a potential for animals to get bitten
by an infected mosquito and keeping current on vaccinations
is one way to keep your animals healthy,” said DAR’s
Director of Animal Health Michael Cahill.
According to DAR, horses cannot spread either WNV or EEE to
other animals or humans. Animals such as emus, however,
develop bleeding sores when infected and can spread the
virus to humans and other susceptible animals that come into
contact with the infected blood. Animals infected by EEE and
WNV develop neurologic symptoms that can lead to death.
There is no treatment for either infection, although
supportive care can be provided.
In addition to vaccination, owners should reduce potential
mosquito breeding sites on their property by eliminating
standing water from containers such as buckets, tires, and
wading pools – especially after heavy rains. Troughs provide
excellent mosquito breeding habitat and should be flushed
out at least once a week during the summer months to reduce
mosquitoes near paddock areas. Horse owners should keep
horses in indoor stalls at night to reduce their risk of
exposure to mosquitoes.
If an animal is diagnosed with WNV or EEE, owners are
required to report to DAR, Division of Animal Health by
calling 617-626-1795 and to the Department of Public Health
(DPH) by calling 617-983-6800.
The State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board within the
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources oversee
mosquito control in Massachusetts. For more information call
617-626-1777 or visit,
FEDERAL SNOW ASSISTANCE TOPS $1 MILLION IN MASSACHUSETTS
WESTFIELD, MA. –
The Massachusetts and Federal Emergency
Management Agencies (MEMA and FEMA) announced today that FEMA has awarded
$1,050,102 in Public Assistance funds to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
These funds reimburse state agencies, local
governments and private nonprofit organizations for costs associated with
the January 11-12 severe winter storm and snowstorm. Additional funds will
be obligated as FEMA continues to process applications.
Reimbursement is available on a cost-sharing
basis for debris removal and emergency protective measures including snow
assistance. Under this assistance qualified applicants can apply for federal
funds to pay 75 percent of approved costs associated with the storm.
A federal disaster declaration for
Massachusetts was issued on March 7, 2011 for the record or near-record
snowstorm that strained the snow removal budgets of agencies and
municipalities in seven counties. The disaster declaration includes
Berkshire, Essex, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk and Suffolk Counties.
Hampden was added to the declaration on May 3.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens
and first responders and to ensure that as a nation we work together to
build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against,
respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Sports and Recreation
ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight
ARHS JV Lacrosse
May 14, 2011 - Played Westford but unfortunately lost their first game of
ARHS Varsity Lacrosse
May 14, 2011 - The team won against Westford 14 to 9.
Sudbury Valley Trustees and Carlisle Conservation Foundation
Collaborate on Riverfront Preservation Project
Sudbury, MA - Sudbury Valley
Trustees (SVT) and the Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) announce a
joint conservation project at the River Road Farm in Carlisle. The two
organizations have partnered to acquire an option to purchase a portion of
the farm, which overlooks the Concord River.
River Road Farm, a scenic 32 ½ acres property owned by the Elliott family,
is the subject of a special permit from the Carlisle Planning Board for
subdivision into six estate lots. SVT and CCF have secured the opportunity
to purchase nine of the most critical acres on the property, which would
protect nearly 1,000 feet of riverfront on the Concord River as well as
critical habitat for a state-listed species of wildlife. Opportunities for
protecting additional acreage will be explored.
“Conservation of these key acres is a top priority for SVT,” said Ron McAdow,
the organization’s executive director. “This land is high
profile—literally! It’s one of the most visible points on the Concord River,
and it’s what you see as you enter Carlisle from Bedford. This reservation
will be a fitting memorial to the achievements of the late Pagey Elliott,
who was a remarkable woman.”
The two conservation organizations will now launch a fundraising campaign
for $728,000 to acquire the parcel and establish a permanent stewardship
fund. If the effort is successful, the property will be named the Mark and
Rachel Page Elliott River Preserve. A small parking area and trails will be
provided for public access to the conservation land.
“The Carlisle Conservation Foundation is very excited about the opportunity
to preserve an important piece of this historic and unique riverfront farm,”
said Sally Swift, CCF’s board president. “And CCF is delighted to
partner with SVT for the first time and bring the combined resources of our
organizations to this valuable land protection effort.
SVT’s mission is to protect land and conserve wildlife habitat in the
Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord River basin for present and future
generations. For more information, visit:
The Carlisle Conservation Foundation was founded in 1960 with the mission of
maintaining the rural character of Carlisle and preserving its natural
beauty and wildlife habitat. Working with private landowners, public
entities and other local and regional land conservation organizations, CCF
serves as a resource and catalyst for land protection, responsible land use,
and community education about conservation. For more information visit
For more information about this conservation project, please contact SVT’s
Director of Land Protection, Christa Collins, at 978-443-5588 x115.
Ages: Grades 6 - 8
Days: Tuesday to
Time: 10am to 12pm
Session 1: July 12 to July 14
Session 1: August 9 to August
Nellenback:Woodward and Neary
School PE teacher
Location: Neary Outfield by the
Introduction to target archery;
Learn and practice proper
shooting technique and
terminology (Stance, Nokking
arrows, Aim, Anchor, and
Release) Each day will involve
safely practicing shooting with
a bow at targets, and some fun
individiual and team challenges
and competitions involving
scoring on the target.
Archery range safety
basic shooting form
proper shot execution
practice and training
grouping arrows/ability to
Mini tournaments will be held at
the end of the clinic.
Register online (additional
convenience fee will be charged)