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May 22, 2011 - May 28, 2011

Southborough Library

May 27, 2011 - The new garden at the library a year later.  Filling in nicely.

The last scheduled date for an entrance test to the Assabet Valley Practical Nursing program for the 2011-2012 class will take place Saturday, June 4th, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough, MA.

Registration MUST take place at least 48 hours prior to the date, and can be done online. Payment must also be submitted online. Applicants should visit the website, www.assabettech.com, click on LPN Program and then go to Quick links-Entrance Exam to register and sign up for an exam. There is a Study Guide available at the same site.

The examination tests your basic mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimals and fractions; the use of proportions and ratios). Verbal ability, reading rate, and comprehension will also be included. Candidates should arrive 30 minutes prior to the start for check in. No one will be admitted once the exam has started.

There is a $50 non-refundable fee for taking the exam.

The program runs for 40 weeks, full-time, during the day (M-F 7:50 AM to 2:30 PM), beginning in late August and running thru mid-June. Upon completion of the program in June 2012, graduates will receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Practical Nursing and be prepared for the state licensing exam. This program has had a 100 percent passing rate on the state exam for many years.

 

Edmond F. LaRose, Jr., 67, of Southborough, died on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at Marlborough Hospital after being suddenly stricken ill at home. He was the husband of Jacqueline (Morris) LaRose. Ed was a graduate of Framingham North and attended Burdett College and Northeastern University. He was an appraiser for Travelers Insurance in Worcester for over 30 years. He enjoyed caring for his yard and spending time with his family. In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Melissa Linstruth and her husband Chad of Leominster; Edmond F. LaRose, III of Palm Bay, FL; a sister, Andrea Bowen of Foxboro; and a granddaughter, Maddyn Linstruth. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday morning, May 28, from 9-11 a.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com). Funeral will be private.

                       

SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

                                DAILY LOG

 

Tuesday 5/17/11

 

08:39 EMS CALL PARKERVILLE RD 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF ASPESI

    C30  FF NAVAROLI

   

09:30 PLAN REVIEW MEETING COMMON ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

09:37 SMOKE SCARE, ODOR OF SMOKE MIDDLE RD 

    E23  FF ASPESI

    T21  CAPT HUBLEY     FF AMENDOLA     FF NAVAROLI

 

13:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE PINE HILL RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE MOONEY LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:00 FOLLOW-UP INSPECTION TURNPIKE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

Wednesday 5/18/11

 

04:12 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO TURNPIKE RD 

    E22  FF ASPESI

    T21  LT SADOWSKI     FF ASPESI       FF PIERCE

 

07:51 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT LOVERS LN 

    E23  LT SADOWSKI

    T21  LT DANO         FF PIERCE       FF GOODSPEED    FF NAVAROLI

 

09:54 EMS CALL EAST MAIN ST 

    A28  FF PIERCE       LT SADOWSKI

    C30  LT DANO

 

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE LEDGE HILL RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

13:57 TRAINING - EMS MAIN ST 

    HQ1  LT DANO         FF STRONG       FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

 

14:30 26F REINSPECTION PINE HILL RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

15:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE NICHOLS ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

17:08 EMS CALL MAIN ST 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF PIERCE

 

18:52 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

    C30  LT DANO

 

Thursday 5/19/11

 

09:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE STEARNS RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

09:26 EMS CALL WOOD ST 

    A28  FF WILLS        FF ASPESI

    C30  FF NAVAROLI

 

10:15 TANK TRUCK INPECTION SOUTHVILLE RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

11:00 PROPANE INSPECTION BARN LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

13:39 EMS CALL OAK ST ASH

    A28  FF NAVAROLI     CAPT MAURO

 

15:02 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES MAIN ST and WYNDEMERE RD

    A28  FF WILLS        CAPT MAURO

    E23  CAPT HUBLEY     FF NAVAROLI

 

16:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE TARA RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

Friday 5/20/11

 

12:03 EMS CALL MARLBORO RD 

    A28  FF NEAL         FF PIERCE

    C30  LT DANO         FF ASPESI

 

13:20 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT ST MARTIN DR 

    T21  LT DANO         FF ASPESI

 

13:48 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES 495 SOUTH and RT9 

    A28  FF NEAL         FF PIERCE

    T21  LT DANO         FF ASPESI

 

14:48 EMS CALL WILLIAM ONTHANK LN 

    A29  LT DANO         FF ASPESI

 

15:15 EMS CALL TURNPIKE RD 

    C30  FF AMENDOLA

 

19:07 EMS CALL DEERFOOT RD 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

    C30  LT DANO

 

21:59 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A28  LT DANO         FF NEAL

    C30  FF ASPESI

 

Saturday 5/21/11

 

00:49 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES WOODLAND RD 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

    E23  LT DANO         FF ASPESI

 

08:39 GAS LEAK (NATURAL GAS OR LPG) DARLENE DR 

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF AMENDOLA

    E23  FF KANE         FF ROACH

 

11:25 EMS CALL MIDDLE RD 

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF AMENDOLA

    C30  FF KANE

 

13:02 RESCUE, EMERGENCY MEDICAL CALL CORDAVILLE RD 

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF AMENDOLA

    C30  FF MARTINS

 

Sunday 5/22/11

 

04:25 EMS CALL MASS PIKE WEST    

    A28  FF KANE         FF AMENDOLA

    C30  FF MARTINS

 

07:28 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A28  FF KANE         FF MARTINS

    C30  FF RICE

 

09:20 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO MARLBORO RD  

    E23  FF GOODSPEED    FF HOGAN

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF MARTINS

 

16:40 EMS CALL JOHN MATTHEWS RD 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF MARTINS

    C30  FF GOODSPEED

 

16:45 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO HIGHLAND

    E23  FF GOODSPEED

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF HOGAN

 

18:35 ALARM SYSTEM, UNINTENTIONAL BOSTON RD 

    E23  FF GOODSPEED

    T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF MARTINS      FF HOGAN

 

22:37 EMS CALL EAST MAIN ST 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF MARTINS

    C30  FF GOODSPEED

 

Monday 5/23/11

 

08:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE PRESIDENTIAL DR 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

09:30 TANK TRUCK INPECTION TURNPIKE RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

15:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE ATWOOD ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

21:53 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES SOUTHVILLE RD 

    A28  FF ROACH        FF GOODSPEED

    E23  LT SADOWSKI     FF RICE

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

 
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In This Issue
Member Corner
Educational Opportunities
Thank you to Go Wild Sponsors and Donors
CPC Meeting
Plant of the Moment
Native Plant Spotlight
New Fellows
Medicinal Native Plant Spotlight
Submit for Photo Contest
Native Buzz Opens June 15
In the Library
Unique Property Surveyed
Photo Show
Tour and Rentals at Garden in the Woods
MEMBER CORNER

 

 Edie Brennion, Karen Pierce and Patti Laier
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FOR MEMBERS ONLY

 

Starting June 15, Garden in the Woods will open from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month for members wishing to take photos or to start or end the day with a quiet walk. June 15 is also the opening of our Native Buzz exhibit.
  
MEMBER GET A MEMBER CAMPAIGN
Members who refer 3 or more new members to us before June 30, can get a discount on their next membership renewal, and there will be a prize for the most membership referrals! Click here to learn more.
Nursery Shopper

Join or renew now, and we will send you a postcard for a free one-year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens magazine. If you take advantage of this special offer, you will start receiving the magazine 6 - 8 weeks after sending in the postage-paid card.  If you are a current Better Homes and Gardens subscriber, your subscription will be extended by one year. Learn more.

 

Join or renew now. 

LEARN + GROW
Contact Registrar Lana Reed to sign up for all classes at 508-877-7630 x3303.
Lady bugs eating aphids

NATURAL PEST CONTROL

Learn how to apply natural pest control techniques and products in this wide-ranging workshop. The class provides information on a variety of insect pests, diseases,and weeds. Find out what control methods work and do not work in the home orchard, ornamental and vegetable gardens.  

Saturday, May 21

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Location: Nasami Farm, Whately, MA
Instructor: James McSweeney 
Cosponsor: Hitchcock Center for the Environment

 

MANOMET CENTER

Perched high on the bluffs overlooking Cape Cod Bay, this diverse 40-acre property includes perennial gardens, woodlands, meadows, cranberry bogs, vernal pools and a pond. Enjoy a tour through the century-old Ernst Garden for Wildlife and view a slide show of its history and Manomet's mission to promote ecologically healthy landscaping. Learn to identify both native and non-native species of plants, and observe bird-banding as you learn about their habitats and ecology at one of the oldest bird banding stations in the country.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Rain date: Thursday, May 26)

Location: Plymouth, MA
Instructors: Kim Goggin and Trevor Lloyd-Evans

Learn more.

  
NATICK COMMUNITY ORGANIC FARM

Take a walk through the natural areas of this interesting, glacially-sculpted property and learn to identify many typical plant communities found in a New England mixed forest. This easy walk focuses on plant ID and natural history, as well as historical, economic, and medicinal use of native plants

Saturday, May 28

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Location: South Natick, MA
Instructor: Carol Govan 

Learn more.

 

SMART'S BROOK LOOP

Take a moderately easy hike through a northern hardwood forest following Smart's Brook in the Sandwich Mountain range. This 3-mile loop has a 300-foot elevation range and offers a wide variety of wildflowers, shrubs, ferns, and fern allies for study.

Saturday, May 28

9:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: Thornton, NH
Instructor: Deb Lievens 
 Learn more.


 

May 18, 2011                                               

 
Dear Members and Friends,


We sincerely hope you will spend some time with us in the near future, and perhaps share the experience with your Dad in honor of Father's Day. Take a course or go on a field trip. Visit Garden in the Woods or Nasami Farm or explore one of our other sanctuaries. Mark your calendars for our Native Buzz container exhibit, opening June 15 at Garden in the Woods. Above all, get outside and enjoy the beauty of native plants.

THANK YOU TO OUR GO WILD! SPONSORS AND DONORS 
 

 
Go Wild Invitation

 

Our Go Wild! fundraiser was held Friday May 13, and was a great success! Thank you to all who attended and to our generous sponsors and donors.

 

The evening's premier sponsor was Bernardi Auto Group. Business sponsors included: Dave Clark Stone Masonry; Donna Moy Bruno, Realtor; Flying Fur; Framed in Time; Franco's Trattoria;Hill Jewelers; Middlesex Savings Bank; and Robinson's Hardware.

 

Donors included: Bose Corporation; Cabot Creamery; Cavicchio Greenhouses;Molly's Apothecary;Roche Bros./Sudbury Farms; Go Wild Auction 2011Roger B. Sturgis and Associates; The Center for Arts in Natick; and floral designers,

Maureen Bovet;Nancy Henderson of D'Elfine; Julie Lapham; Pauline Runkle; Stonegate Gardens; and

Tasha Tobin.

 

Please patronize our sponsors and donors and thank them for supporting New England Wild Flower Society! Click here to access our sponsors' and donors' websites.

CENTER FOR PLANT CONSERVATION VISIT 

 

Conservation Director Bill Brumback describes his visit to the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (NCGRP) in Fort Collins, Colorado, as part of the Center for Plant Conservation Annual Meeting.

 

Picture a huge building, the size of a big-box store. Picture one entire floor with seemingly endless numbers of racks reaching a 20 foot tall ceiling, not unlike the racks in a Home Depot store. Now picture that entire floor refrigerated to -18 ºC and the racks filled with millions of seed collections in sealed containers. Read more.

DAN JAFFE'S PLANT OF THE MOMENT

 

Dan Jaffe, the Society's Native Plant Sales Coordinator is passionate about plants. When something takes his fancy, on no particular schedule, he records a video and spends some time talking about that particular specimen. View Dan's most recent plant of the moment, and check back often!

NATIVE PLANT SPOTLIGHT:Yellow Lady's Slippers

Cypripedium parviflorum

 

Yellow lady's-slippers have long been favorites of Garden in the Woods visitors. Intern Leila Duncan explores this beautiful native orchid. Read Leila's article.

NEW FELLOW AND INTERN AT GARDEN IN THE WOODS 

Leila Duncan
Leila Duncan 
Megan Doyle
Megan Boyle

Last month,  Matt Jevnikar and Vania Chan joined the Society team, and this month Leila Duncan and Megan Boyle are newly on board. Learn more about these special young people!

-MEDICINAL NATIVE PLANT SPOTLIGHT:
Polygonatum biflorumKing Solomon's seal

 

King Solomon's-seal has tall, arching stems which carry greenish-white flowers in spring, followed by blue-black berries. The rhizome has been used by the Cherokee for love attraction and by the Chinese as a heart tonic. Both Native Americans and early settlers ate the rhizome as food. They also used it and it was used in the Civil War for bruises, broken bones, dislocations, sprains, etc.

Learn more.

PHOTO CONTEST - SUBMIT YOUR IMAGES

 

The Society is sponsoring a competition for photographers taking digital images of New England native plant species. Images taken in 2011 of native plants anywhere in New England should be submitted to sziglar@newenglandwild.org. If the file size is above 3mb, please mail on a cd to Steven Ziglar, Communications Director, New England Wild Flower Society, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701. Winners will have their images displayed on the Society's website and in a gallery show at Garden in the Woods in 2012. The full set of guidelines will be posted on www.newenglandwild.org on June 1, 2011. Submissions are due by December 31, 2011. Winners will be announced on the website on January 30, 2012.

NATIVE BUZZ OPENS JUNE 15

 

BeeSixteen exhibitors have been selected to participate in Native BUZZ: Creative Container Gardening for Pollinators at Garden in the Woods. For the full list, click here. Youth, amateur, and professional categories have very exciting, entertaining, and educational exhibits proposed.

IN THE LIBRARY 

 

Women studying botany became increasingly common in the 19th century as views toward educating "the fairer sex" evolved. Massachusetts was second only to New York in numbers of women actively involved in botany, a fact due in part to the presence here of the earliest female academies, as well as numerous botanical groups and clubs. Read part 2 in a series about Women in Botany.

 

Click here to see the list of new books in the Lawrence Newcomb Library.

CONSERVATION STAFF SURVEYS UNIQUE PROPERY

 

Conservation Staff member John Burns writes about Sylvan Gardens in Chatham, MA, where the Society team performed an unusual survey. Read more.

SHOW OF AL LEVIN IMAGES AT GARDEN IN THE WOODS
  

nature up closeThe first exhibit of the season is up in the Gallery at Garden in the Woods in the Education Building. The show is entitled "nature up close" and features photographs by Al Levin. Learn more.

GARDEN IN THE WOODS TOURS, CART TOURS AND RENTALS 

 

Cart Tour lmatteiGroup Tours of Garden in the Woods - bus tours, garden club tours, small tours, children's tours, cart tours and more are offered. Please  click here for more information.

 

Rental dates are available - Garden in the Woods offers both rental spaces for meetings, receptions, weddings, and more. Learn more.

 

Or, you may call Lana Reed with questions. 508-877-7630 x3303.

Hope to see you at Garden in the Woods or Nasami Farm soon!
 
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Electric Sunset

May 26, 2011 - Sunset over the high tension lines off route 85.

Robert A. Brown, 79, of Southborough, passed away, Thursday, May 26, 2011 at UMASS Medical Center in Worcester. He was the husband of Irene (Holmes) Brown.

A funeral service will be held Sunday at 1:00 PM in the Federated Church of Ashland with burial to follow in Rural Cemetery in Southborough. Calling hours will be held Saturday from 4:00-7:00 PM in the Matarese Funeral Home, 325 Main St. in Ashland.

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 Rev. Thomas B. Garlick, 61, the Pastor at St. Anne Church in Southborough, and former Pastor at St. Richard of Chichester Church in Sterling, died unexpectedly at his residence on Sunday, May 22, 2011. Fr. Garlick was born on July 8, 1949 in New York City, son of the late Bruce R. and Joan L. (Belliveau) Garlick. He grew up in Fitchburg and Ashburnham, attended St. Bernard Elementary and graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1967. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College in 1971 and a Masters degree in Counseling from Fitchburg State in 1973. Before beginning studies for the priesthood, he was a Guidance Director at Notre Dame Prepatory School in Fitchburg, taught in the adult education program in Fitchburg and was on the gemological staff at Sharfmans Jewelers for several years. He studied at St . Bernard Seminary, Rochester, NY from 1980 to 1981. After its closing in 1981, he completed his studies at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium in 1984, earning a B.A., M.A. and STB. He was ordained a priest on June 30, 1984, by Bishop Timothy Harrington in St. Paul Cathedral. Since ordination, Fr. Garlick has earned a masters degree from St. Bernard School of Theology and Ministry in Rochester, NY, and completed graduate studies at Andover Newton Theological School, Boston College and The Catholic University of America. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Nichols College in Dudley and Worcester State College. For several years, he has been involved in chaplain education and certification at the local, regional and national levels. He is a Board Certified Chaplain, National Association of Catholic Chaplains; a Registered Jeweler, American Society; and a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Clergy Benefit Plan, is the chaplain to the Saint Vincent Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association and is currently the chaplain to the Worcester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He was also a chaplain at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester. He was appointed Director of Pastoral Care Services at Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital in 1995. He has served as Parochial Vicar at St. Anthony Parish in Dudley and Immaculate Conception Parish in Worcester. In 1997 he was named pastor of St . Richard of Chichester Church in Sterling, a position he held for 12 years. In 2009, he was named pastor at St. Anne Church in Southborough. Father Tom was beloved by his parishioners for many reasons including his wit and sense of humor. He leaves three sisters, MaryEllen Hurley and her husband Richard of Leominster, Brenda J. Garlick of Robinsdale, MN and Martha J. Garlick of Sommerville; two brothers, Ralph J. Garlick of Ashland and George P. Garlick and his wife Sandra of Ashburn, VA; a niece, Johanna J. Wilson and her husband David of San Tan Valley, AZ, and their children, Amaya and Gabriel; along with aunts and cousins. Friends and parishioners are invited to attend calling hours from 4 to 8 p.m. with a Wake Service at 7 p.m. with the Bishop Daniel P. Reilly as the Celebrant, on Friday, May 27th, at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28th, at the Cathedral of St. Paul, 15 Chatham Street, Worcester with Bishop Robert J. McManus as the Principal Celebrant. Burial will be at New Cemetery, School St., Ashburnham. The family requests donations in his memory may be made to St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough, MA 01772; or the Worcester County Food Bank, 474 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Miles-Sterling Funeral Hoke, 100 Worcerster Rd., Sterling. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit: www.milesfuneralhome.com

 
 

McCurdy Tennis Tournament 1 

McCurdy Tennis Tournament 2 

 

Space Weather News for May 27, 2011
http://spaceweather.com


SOLAR SAIL FLASHES: NASA's Nanosail-D, the first solar sail to orbit Earth, is flashing as it glides through the night sky.  Observers in Europe report luminous peaks as bright as a 1st magnitude star.  The irregular period of the flashes suggests that the sail might be tumbling, although no one is certain at this moment what is causing the phenomenon.  Sky watchers are encouraged to check the Simple Satellite Tracker for local flyby times and watch this unique spacecraft strobe overhead: http://spaceweather.com/flybys

DON'T FORGET THE SPACE SHUTTLE:  Meanwhile, space shuttle Endeavour and the ISS are putting on a show of their own.  The docked spacecraft are making a series of brilliant dawn flybys over North America and Europe, providing early risers with a chance to see Endeavour one last time before it returns to Earth for retirement. Tracking them is easy; just use your cell phone: http://simpleflybys.com.

You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of Spaceweather.com.

New subscribers may sign up for free space weather alerts at  http://spaceweather.com/services/ .
 

Indecision

May 26, 2011 - The squirrel was catching the last of the days rays and didn't know whether to hide or run.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Baseball Camp and Hitting Clinic

May 26, 2011 - ARHS Girls Varsity lacrosse won 14-8 against Holliston and JV also won.

 

 

 

 

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Fly the American Flag at Half Staff on Monday 5/30/2011 from Sunrise Until Noon for Memorial Day

EXCERPT FROM THE US FLAG CODE

Section 7.M

The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. On Memorial Day the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff.  
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  • OTHER WAYS TO OBSERVE

    MEMORIAL DAY

     

    The "Memorial" in Memorial Day has been ignored by too many of us who are beneficiaries of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. Often we do not observe the day as it should be, a day where we actively remember our ancestors, our family members, our loved ones, our neighbors, and our friends who have given the ultimate sacrifice:
     

    • by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes.

    • by visiting memorials.

    • by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon.

    • by flying the 'POW/MIA Flag' as well (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act).

    • by participating in a "National Moment of Remembrance": at 3 p.m. to pause and think upon the true meaning of the day, and for Taps to be played.

    • by renewing a pledge to aid the widows, widowers, and orphans of our fallen dead, and to aid the disabled veterans.

     

    The American flag does not belong to any one political party, nor does it represent any one political view. The American flag belongs to all the people of the United States. 
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                                            Library to Celebrate 100 Years at 25 Main Street, Southborough this Fall


     In 1911 The Southborough Library, at 25 Main Street, moved its books and artifacts from the library’s location in the Town Hall at 17 Common Street, down the hill to a new and beautiful building on land donated by the Burnett family. That was 100 years ago. 

    Join the Library Trustees, Friends and staff of the Library in celebrating this centennial. Events planned are: a writing & art contest, a time capsule, historical displays at the Library and at the Historical Society, and will culminate with an Open House at the Library on Saturday, September 17 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Library.  The Friends of the Library are sponsoring the Writing and Art Contest for Southborough citizens, age 4-18. Four through seven-year-olds can color a picture that Children’s Librarian Kim Ivers has selected. Eight through thirteen year olds can write an essay, or take a photo that describes, “What the Library Means to Me.” Fourteen through eighteen year olds may take a photo, write an essay or create a video about “Why The Library is Important to the Community.” The contest begins on June 1 and submissions are due by July 15.  Winners will be announced in the Fall.

    Library Director Jane Cain and volunteers from the Friends of the Library are gathering stories and photos to record the century that the Library has called 25 Main Street home. For more information, or to get involved in coordinating activities, call the Library at 508.485.5031.

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    The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Since 1989, we've mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk®; now, we're continuing to lead the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer's. 

     

    Today, 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. By 2050, as many as 16 million Americans will have the disease.  Click to watch a powerful video on the growing prevalence and escalating impact of Alzheimer's and dementia on individuals, caregivers, families, government and the nation's healthcare system. 

     

    Join the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's this Fall at any of our 12 regional Walks in MA and NH, and unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions.  Click here to find the Walk nearest you and start a team or register as an individual.  You can also call our Walk to End Alzheimer's hotline at 617.393.2050.  Together, we can raise awareness and funds to enhance Alzheimer's care and support and advance critical research. The end of Alzheimer's disease starts here.

     

    Jim Wessler
    President & CEO
    Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter 
     

     

    P.S. Register to walk online and raise $50 by May 31 to earn a purple Pandora syle bead!

     

      

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    Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.

     

    Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter

    311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472

     

    Regional offices:

    Raynham, Springfield and Worcester, MA and Bedford and Lebanon, NH

     

    617.868.6718  MA |  603.606.6590 NH | 800.272.3900 24/7 Helpline

     

    www.alz.org/MANH

    Sports and Recreation

    ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

    Oriole Watch

    May 24, 2011 - One of three orioles spotted at our yard the other day.  If you spot them count them and report them.

    http://www.massaudubon.org/oriole/index.php

    Rainbow

    May 24, 2011 - This rainbow was from the other day and taken from Flanders Road Westborough, It shoots over the town of Southborough and drops into Hopkinton.

    Massachusetts Outdoors Activities

    Click here

    Don't Move Firewood

     

    AUGUSTA, Maine – Highlighting the start of Maine’s camping season, the Maine Forest Service, under the Maine Department of Conservation, will again hold an out-of-state firewood exchange this weekend to prevent the importation of dangerous invasive insects to Maine’s forests and to make Maine visitors and residents aware of the problem.

    A detail of Maine Forest Service forest rangers will set up an exchange station for two days, Thursday through Friday, May 26-27, at the northbound Kittery rest area, Interstate 95, according to Maine Forest Service (MFS) officials. Not only will the forest rangers exchange out-of-state wood for Maine wood, they also will give out warnings to those who import the banned firewood.

    For the third time since the state ban was put in place last year, MFS forest rangers will exchange the prohibited out-of-state firewood for disposal as a way to prevent the spread of two invasive species in particular: Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) and emerald ash borer (EAB).

    The threat from both invasive species to North American forests has become a matter of international concern, according to MFS officials. Both insects, already found in near-by states and Canadian provinces, threaten to destroy Maine’s forests.

    “It makes a difference, it’s important, and the Maine Legislature has banned out-of-state firewood – we’re trying to make sure these pests do not get a free ride in,” said Dave Struble, MFS state entomologist. “We’re still largely in education mode, and we’ve spent a lot of time and effort getting the word out, working with the state’s promotional agencies, such as the Maine Office of Tourism, and groups such as the Maine Campground Owners Association. We’re getting the word out to visitors, hopefully before they and the bugs get here.”

    “Maine’s forest rangers are committed to protecting Maine’s forest resources from threats of all types, including wildfires, abuse and invasive pests,” said Bill Williams, Maine’s chief forest ranger. “We are working closely with our departmental counterparts to ensure that invasive insects do not spread into Maine, which would result in potentially devastating effects on our state’s timber industry. Maine forest rangers will use their law enforcement authority to protect these resources by enforcing this law, as we do with many other statutes.”

    The two invasive insects have destroyed millions of acres of trees in other states. ALB has infested the Worcester, Mass., area and recently was discovered in Boston. EAB, which has killed millions of ash trees and threatens Maine’s American Indian basket-making tradition, has been found in New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland, and the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario.

    The first Maine firewood exchange was held September 2010, followed by a second one that October after an emergency order immediately implementing the firewood ban was put in place. Legislation calling for the ban was passed during the 124th Legislature.

    Both exchanges were very successful, and wood samples taken during the exchanges were placed in incubation at the New Hampshire Division of Forest and Lands, which has a hatching laboratory, Struble said. The lab consists of a series of ventilated barrels each with glass-emergence jars and a light trap to monitor what emerges from the wood samples, he said.

    So far, no invasive species have emerged, “but we won’t really know until the middle of the summer” when the insects normally appear, Struble said. He is anticipating a final report from the lab at that time.

    Similar to the previous exchanges, a detail of six Maine forest rangers will staff the Kittery rest area, according to Lt. Jeffrey Currier, Maine Forest Rangers, who is overseeing the operation. Two large, message signs will direct travelers to the exchange station, he said.

    Anyone found transporting out-of-state firewood will be required to exchange their firewood for a comparable amount. The confiscated wood will be bagged in plastic and disposed at a wood biomass facility. Each exchange will be logged, according to Currier.

    The exchange may be continued on Saturday, May 28, depending on weather conditions and the volume of previous exchanges, Currier stated.

    Struble said that Maine state park campgrounds and private campgrounds, many which open this weekend, also are participating in the preventative effort.

    “Most are trying to address the situation by providing wood on site and encouraging campers to buy wood locally,” the state entomologist said. “The message is we don’t want people bringing it in -- if you have people bringing it in, burn it immediately.”

    What is of greatest concern, Struble said, is the out-of-state firewood brought by people to their private camps. He said it important for neighbors to remind neighbors of the ban to protect Maine’s forests. He said the invasive insects also may be in areas not yet identified as infested, so it is imperative to keep out all non-Maine firewood.

    “Our guests are coming into Maine from areas known to be infested,” he said. “We’re working with the assumption that most know not to bring in firewood, and we’re working to reach the others who don’t know this.”

    The threat has reached international levels of concern, the state entomologist said. There already is an international joint quarantine on firewood from Canada, and the issue is being raised through such efforts as the Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forest Insects and Diseases, an international forum of foresters, horticulturists and others spearheaded by The Nature Conservancy, Struble said.

    “The step we are taking with the firewood exchange and ban are fully in keeping with regional, national and international concerns,” Struble said. “We are ahead of the curve in that we have regulations in place.”

    The state now is operating under an emergency ban, though final regulations are being drafted, Struble said. He said he still is reviewing how the order is working before the final regulations are presented for public comment and are put in place.

    “It’s in everyone’s best interest to make sure wood isn’t brought in so it doesn’t destroy Maine’s forests,” Struble said. “If these invasive species get established, it will destroy Maine’s forests, Maine jobs, and destroy something critical to what we are as Mainers.”

    For more information on the Maine Forest Service, go to: www.maineforestservice.org 

    For more information about the Maine out-of-state firewood ban, go to: www.maine.gov/firewood   
     

    Space Weather News for May 24, 2011
    http://spaceweather.com

    COMET FIREBALL: Bright fireballs appear somewhere on Earth every day.  Most are caused by rocky asteroids. On Friday, May 20th, however, a less common object struck.  Sky watchers in the southeastern USA watched a big but fragile piece of comet break apart in Earth's atmosphere.  The resulting fireball was the brightest meteor observed in nearly 3 years by NASA's all-sky network of meteor cameras.  Videos and more information are featured on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com

    HOLD A METEORITE IN YOUR HAND:  Certified authentic meteorites are now available in the Space Weather Store.  Details at http://www.shopspaceweather.com/meteorite-sets.aspx

    You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of Spaceweather.com.

    New subscribers may sign up for free space weather alerts at  http://spaceweather.com/services/ .

     

    PUBLIC INVITED TO TURTLE RELEASE AND CELEBRATION IN HANSON

     

    As part of a Year of the Turtle conservation campaign, the public is invited to join Mary Griffin, Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) staff biologists and other turtle conservation partners to a “Celebrate Turtles” event.  Attendees will help release over 100 endangered Northern Red-bellied Cooter hatchlings, experience a close encounter with other live native turtles of Massachusetts, discover how turtles are tracked with radio telemetry, and receive useful tips on how people can help turtles in their neighborhoods or communities. The event will take place at the DFW Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area in Hanson off Hawks Avenue.

     

    When: Friday, May 27, 2011, 10:00AM - Noon

    Where: Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area, Hanson

    Who:   Dept. of Fish & Game Commissioner Mary Griffin

    Division of Fisheries and Wildlife biologists

    New England Reptiles and Raptors, Marla Isaacs, Taunton

    Cooter “Headstart” Cooperators

    National Marine Life Center, Buzzards Bay

    Photography by Michelson Inc., Bob MichelsonBraintree

     

     “Celebrate Turtles” is part of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s efforts with Year of the Turtle, a national campaign designed to raise awareness about turtles, explain the threats to native turtle populations, describe agency/organization turtle conservation projects and provide information on ways property owners, neighborhood residents, educators, and conservationists can help turtles in their communities. For turtle conservation tips, visit: http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/nhesp/conservation/herps/turtle_tips.htm

     

    The cooter headstart program is one of many turtle conservation efforts being conducted by the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and other conservation agencies and organizations. The endangered cooter hatchlings were removed from the wild last fall and paired with partnering educational and scientific facilities from across the state as part of a program called “Headstarting.” Headstarting accelerates growth and reduces the likelihood of death during a turtle’s first year of life. As part of the program, cooperating partners raise the turtles in warm aquarium environments with unlimited food, allowing them to grow faster, and making them less vulnerable to predation when they are finally released. For a fact sheet about Northern Red-bellied Cooters, go to: www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/nhesp/species_info/nhfacts/pseudemys_rubriventris.pdf.

     

    Directions to the Celebrate Turtles Event and Release Site in Hanson :

     

    From the North/Boston:  Follow Route 93 South to Exit 7 onto Route 3 South.  Follow Route 3 South to Exit 13 (Route 53/123).  Follow signs for Route 53 South and follow Route 53 South to Route 139 West/Rockland Street.  Follow Route 139 West for approximately 1.3 miles and turn left onto Center Street.  Follow to end (road will change names to Broadway and then Winter Street) and turn left onto Liberty Street/Route 14.  In approximately 0.3 miles bear right onto Route 58 South/Indian Head Street.  Follow Route 58 South for approximately 1.5 miles and turn right onto Route 27 North/Main Street.  In 0.3 miles, turn left onto Pleasant Street.  Follow Pleasant Street for approximately 0.8 miles and turn a hard left onto Hawks Avenue immediately after crossing over the commuter rail tracks.  Entrance to property will be immediately on your left. 

     

    From the West:  Follow Route 495 to Exit 15 (Route 104 East).  Follow Route 104 East to Route 106 East.  Follow Route 106 East to Route 58 North.  Follow Route 58 North for approximately 2.8 miles and turn left onto South Street.  Follow South Street for approximately 0.6 miles and turn left onto Pleasant Street.  Turn left onto Hawks Avenue immediately after crossing over the commuter rail tracks.  Entrance to WMA will be immediately on your left.    

     

    From the South/Cape Cod:  Follow Route 6 to Route 3 North to Exit 9 (Route 3A/Main Street).  Follow Route 3A North to Route 27 West.  Follow Route 27 West for approximately 7.7 miles and turn left onto Pleasant Street.  Follow Pleasant Street for approximately 0.8 miles and turn a hard left onto Hawks Avenue immediately after crossing over the commuter rail tracks.  Entrance to property will be immediately on your left. 

     

    Hey Everyone,

    Just a reminder...The Recovery Connection will be closed next Monday, May 30th for the Memorial Day Holiday. We will re-open as scheduled on Tuesday, May 31st @ 8:00AM.

    We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

    -The Recovery Connection Staff and Members
     

    The Recovery Connection

      31 Main Street

      Marlborough, MA 01752

     

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

     

    Phone

     

      (508) 485-0298

     

    Fax

     

      (508) 485-0312

     

    Email

     

      info@therecoveryconnection.org

    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 them.  We are ready with hundreds of new ready-made frames to frame up your children's 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! 3-D work is also okay if it's not too fragile. Drop-off is May 20-28th.  Registration forms are available online!  This show is great fun with prize bags for everyone!  And super big prizes for the 3 top People's Choice Awards!
      
         Also in June, we will be having our first High School Show, "The Next Generation 2011".  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.  Registration forms are online now!

     
         Stock up for your summer painting and check out this week's Sales Flier!  

    Sports and Recreation

    ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

    Sudbury Valley Trustees

    National Trails Day Hike

    Nobscot Scout Reservation, Sudbury

    Saturday, June 4, 8:00-10:30AM

     

    Leader: Dennis Prefontaine, Knox Trail Council Scout Executive. In 2008, SVT, the Knox Trail Council and the town of Sudbury, helped permanently conserve over 300 acres of the Nobscot Scout Reservation. Celebrate this achievement on National Trails Day by hiking the region. Nobscot offers an enjoyable hike up to Tippling Rock, one of the highest points in eastern Massachusetts! On a clear day, there are views of three states, Boston's towers, Mt. Monadnock, and more.

    Registration required. SVT Members: Free, Non-Members: $10

    For additional information and registration, visit www.svtweb.org or call 978-443-5588.

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    Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin for the benefit of present and future generations.

    Further information on other outings and SVT properties are available on SVT’s website at www.svtweb.org

     

    ARHS Sports
    Wednesday 5/25
    Thursday 5/26
    Friday 5/27
    Sat 5/28 - Sun 5/29

     

    AVRTHS Sports
    Wednesday 5/25
    Thursday 5/26
    Friday 5/27

     

    New Playground Scene

    May 23, 2011 - Work has started on the new playground to be placed at the Southborough Recreation and Art Center.

    Rev. Thomas B. Garlick, 61, the Pastor at St. Anne Church in Southborough and former Pastor of St. Richard of Chichester in Sterling, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 22, 2011 in his residence in Southborough. Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 27th, at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. A complete obituary will be published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette on Wednesday. Arrangements are under the care of Miles-Sterling Funeral Home, 100 Worcester Road, Sterling.

    www.milesfuneralhome.com

    An Evening of Jazz:

    The Trottier Middle School Big Band

    featuring Southborough Native Saxophonist, Dave Pietro

    For the benefit of the Southborough Food Pantry

    (Southborough, Ma. May 23, 2011) – On Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 7pm, the award winning Trottier Middle School Big Band presents an evening of jazz featuring the greatSouthborough-native saxophonist, Dave Pietro. This event is for all ages to enjoy. Ittakes place at the P. Brent Trottier Middle School Auditorium at 49 Parkerville Road in Southborough, MA.To attend the event, simply bring a cash or dry/canned goods donation for the Southborough Food Pantry. The event is co-sponsored by the Northborough- Southborough Music Association and local businesses including Robinson’s Music and

     he David French Music Company, both of Westborough, and the Centre Music House of Framingham.

    About Dave Pietro

    A gifted saxophonist, composer and educator – and Southborough native - Dave Pietro has performed at jazz clubs, jazz festivals, schools and concert halls in more than 30 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America.

     

    Please join with the Veterans for this coming Memorial Day Observances:
     
    We begin Friday night - May 27th at 6PM to replace the flags at the Rural Cemetery.
     
    Our Memorial Day parade begins Monday at 9:00 at the Marlboro Savings Bank - at the corner of Rt. 30 and Newton St.
     
    I've attached three Notices -
     
    Please join our Veterans on this important tribute to those who have served before us and those who serve today.
     
    Thanks very much.
     
    Steve Whynot
    Commander
    VFW 3276

     

    Fire Log

            SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT DAILY LOG

     

    Tuesday 5/10/11

     

    06:32 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES FLANDERS RD  WEU

        A28  FF KANE         FF NAVAROLI

     

    10:00 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION NORTHBORO RD 

        C27  CAPT MAURO

     

    10:00 TRAINING - FIRE MAIN ST 

        HQ1  LT DANO         FF STRONG       FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

     

    11:00 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION TURNPIKE RD 

        C27  CAPT MAURO

     

    11:14 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR DEERFOOT RD 

        C1   CHIEF MAURO

     

    13:00 SITE PLAN REVIEW MARLBORO RD 

        C3   CAPT MAURO

     

    13:30 SITE PLAN REVIEW NORTHBORO RD 

        C3   CAPT MAURO

     

    13:45 SITE PLAN REVIEW NEWTON ST 

        C3   CAPT MAURO

     

    14:31 ASSIST INVALID WOODBURY RD 

        A28  LT DANO         FF PIERCE

     

    18:13 EMS CALL RICHARDS RD 

        A28  LT DANO         FF PIERCE       EMT GLECKEL

        C30  FF STRONG

     

    18:50 CHIMNEY OR FLUE FIRE, CONFINED EDGEWOOD RD 

        E23  LT DANO         FF PIERCE

        T21  CAPT MAURO      FF STRONG

     

    21:07 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT CARRIAGE HILL CR 

        E23  FF PIERCE

        T21  LT DANO         FF STRONG       FF NEAL

     

    Wednesday 5/11/11

     

    08:08 SMOKE SCARE, ODOR OF SMOKE PARKERVILLE RD 

        E23  FF PIERCE

        T21  CAPT HUBLEY     FF KANE         FF NAVAROLI

     

    10:12 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING BARTLETT ST  NOH

        C20  CHIEF MAURO

     

    11:22 EMS CALL GLENWOOD RD 

        A28  FF KANE         FF NAVAROLI

        C30  FF PIERCE

     

    12:00 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR DEVINE LN 

        C3   CAPT MAURO

     

    13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE EAST MAIN ST 

        C27  CAPT MAURO

     

    16:14 BUILDING FIRE GREEN ST  ASH

        E23  CAPT HUBLEY     FF PIERCE       FF FRANKS       FF NAVAROLI

        SC1  CAPT MAURO      LT SADOWSKI     LT PELTIER      LT COLLEARY

        SC2  FF HOGAN

     

    20:07 EMS CALL JOHNSON RD 

        A28  FF FRANKS       FF NAVAROLI

       

    Thursday 5/12/11

     

    02:31 EMS CALL FOLEY DR 

        A28  FF NAVAROLI     FF FRANKS

        C30  LT SADOWSKI

     

    10:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE PINE HILL RD 

        C27  CAPT MAURO

     

    13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE OLD HARRY RD 

        C27  CAPT MAURO

     

    14:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE PRESIDENTIAL DR 

        C27  CAPT MAURO

     

    18:56 EMS CALL HIGHLAND ST 

        A28 

        C30 

     

    Friday 5/13/11

     

    02:33 EMS CALL MAIN ST 

        A28  FF STRONG       FF NEAL

     

    08:09 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT BOSTON RD 

        E23  FF AMENDOLA

        T21  LT DANO         FF MARTINS      FF NAVAROLI

     

    09:05 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

        A28  FF MARTINS      FF AMENDOLA

        C30  FF KANE

     

    11:59 EMS CALL CENTRAL ST 

        A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF MARTINS

        C30  FF NAVAROLI

     

    12:00 PROPANE INSPECTION BIGELOW RD 

        C27  CAPT MAURO

     

    16:32 EMS CALL E MAIN ST WEU

        A28  FF MARTINS      FF AMENDOLA

     

     

    Saturday 5/14/11

     

    18:43 EMS CALL TURNPIKE RD 

        A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF MARTINS

        C30  FF GOODSPEED

     

    19:52 EMS CALL JERICHO HILL RD 

        A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF MARTINS

        C30  FF GOODSPEED

     

    20:18 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES MARLBORO RD and ST MARKS ST

        A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF GOODSPEED

        C30  FF MARTINS

        E23  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF HOGAN        SO PELTIER

     

    Sunday 5/15/11

     

    03:54 ALARM SYSTEM, UNINTENTIONAL TURNPIKE RD 

        E22  FF SHANAHAN

        T21  LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF GOODSPEED    FF MARTINS

     

    11:45 ASSSIT POLICE OR OTHER AGENCY MAIN ST 

        C30  LT SADOWSKI

     

    11:52 EMS CALL MITCHELL ST 

        A28  FF NEAL         FF GOODSPEED

        C30  FF SHANAHAN

     

    16:06 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO HIDDEN MEADOW LN 

        E23  LT SADOWSKI     FF SHANAHAN

     

    Monday 5/16/11

     

    11:42 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

        A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF MARTINS

        C30  FF SHANAHAN

     

    12:29 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES MARLBORO RD 

        A29  FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN

     

    14:16 EMS CALL, NEWTON ST 

        A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF MARTINS

        C30  FF FRANKS

     

    Sports and Recreation

    ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

    Sudbury Valley Trustees

    National Trails Day Hike

    Nobscot Scout Reservation, Sudbury

    Saturday, June 4, 8:00-10:30AM

     

    Leader: Dennis Prefontaine, Knox Trail Council Scout Executive.  In 2008, SVT, the Knox Trail Council and the town of Sudbury, helped permanently conserve over 300 acres of the Nobscot Scout Reservation.  Celebrate this achievement on National Trails Day by hiking the region.  Nobscot offers an enjoyable hike up to Tippling Rock, one of the highest points in eastern Massachusetts!  On a clear day, there are views of three states, Boston's towers, Mt. Monadnock, and more. 

     

    Registration required.  SVT Members: Free, Non-Members: $10

     

    For additional information and registration, visit www.svtweb.org or call 978-443-5588.

     

    ARHS Sports
    Tuesday 5/24
    Wednesday 5/25
    Thursday 5/26
    Friday 5/27
    AVRTHS Sports
    Presenting for a Short time Only

    May 22, 2011 - The sun came out along with the blue skies for the last hour of the day today.

    Spring Plant Sale
    May 26th 9-2
    rain date May 27 9-2
    at the Plant Science building

    Click for school info and directions

    Welcome to the Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off!
     
    Would You Shave Your Head to Help Save a Child With Cancer? 
    On June 5th, over 100 kind-hearted volunteers will do just that in a fun and unforgettable event to raise money for children and their families fighting pediatric cancer. It’s called the One Mission Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off. Funds raised support vital programs and services at Children’s Hospital Boston that are helping kids beat cancer.
     
    Thanks to the incredible support and involvement of so many kind-hearted people registration to shave for our 2011 event has SOLD OUT but donations are still being accepted and are very much needed! 
     
    How You Can Help:
    Please make a donation in support of a Buzzee, or make a general donation to One Mission in support of this event.  There are so many incredible people with inspirational stories working hard to raise money for children and their families fighting pediatric cancer - please help us reach our goal. 
     
    Interested in shaving next year?    
    If you are interested in shaving, we hope you will consider joining us for next year's event.  Registration will begin in January 2012.  For more information, email info@onemission.org
     
    Thank you for your interest and support.
     

    Why It Matters:

    The toll pediatric cancer takes on patients and their families is profound. Children must endure painful treatments and lengthy hospital stays while their families cope with unimaginable stress, anxiety and financial strain. Children and their parents will spend months living in the hospital, their lives turned upside down. It is a living nightmare for the children, parents and siblings who must face this terrifying disease. That is why your generous support of the One Mission Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off matters so much to these precious patients and their families.

     

    Come play poker at Faneuil Hall Marketplace with Tim Wakefield, Jason Varitek, and the rest of the Boston Red Sox!!!

     

    Sign up now for the annual Pitching In For Kids Poker Party at Ned Devine's on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:00pm, and you can play poker against your favorite players!

    Don't want to play poker? You can still help!

    Buy a 50/50 raffle ticket for the Helicopter Ball Drop!

     

     The drop will take place on June 2 at the annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. 

    One thousand golf balls will be sold at $20 each.

     

    PIFK will receive half of the earnings ($10,000), and the winner (who need not be present) will receive the other half! Buy your tickets here!

     
    Memorial Day Activities around the State

    Southborough soundbytes

    The topic of PILOTS in area towns made it to Channel five television news with St. Marks and Fay school headlining it.  There is still controversy over the non-profits charging so much for students and giving back little especially after purchasing residential properties for living quarters for their teachers.  These properties then essentially come off the tax rolls.  Selectman Rooney has long disagreed with the payments Southborough receives in the PILOT program and spearheaded a committee to find ways to increase that revenue.  Click here for report.  At their April 26, 2011 selectmen’s meeting the Selectmen voted to accept a $25,000 donation from St. Marks and another $10,000 donation that they had promised to help pay for the town’s new ladder truck.  Selectmen also approved contracts prior to town meeting for the following town employee unions:  Mass Cop, Local 167, AFSCME, Council 93 and IAFF, Local 3129.

     

    Another Chapter 40 B is in the works.  Moss Development, Inc has approached several town boards that they are entering an agreement to purchase the property between Crystal Pond Road and Washington Street behind the Route 9 East Gulf Station. There are no plans that have been submitted as of yet but plans for the seventeen acre property are for several buildings housing about 140 units.  The prior proponent of a Chapter 40 B development at that location, Avalon had gone all the way through the boards and withdrew their plans when the economy tanked.  At that time there was much discussion about water, isolation of school age children and entrance/exiting on route nine at that location.

     

    With the impending retirement of Chief John Mauro, the wheels are now in motion for a replacement.  The Selectmen earlier this month approved seeking an amount of several thousand dollars to hire a consultant that will run an assessment and assist with hiring details.  Funds for hiring a consultant were passed at this year’s annual town meeting.   It is unclear at this time if a citizen committee will be formed to assist with the hiring process.

     

    School Committee notes:  The ARHS teachers union approved their contract and it was voted by the Regional School committee.  It is reported one of the smallest increases ever in the history of the teacher union negotiations. The three year contract calls for a 3.8% pay raise.   Sue Dargin was elected chairman and Paul Butka, Secretary of the Northborough Southborough School Committee.  The Committee also voted down school choice once again.  There is an opening on the regional school committee but applications must be in by mid-June.

    Assistant Superintendent of Schools

     

    The Northborough – Southborough Union #3 and the Northborough-Southborough Regional School District are seeking a dynamic educational leader to support and work with the Superintendent in the areas of curriculum, instruction, personnel, and finances, beginning with the 2011-2012 school year.  Candidates must be licensed (or eligible for licensure) as a Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent in Massachusetts.  Candidates should have a minimum of a Master’s Degree and at least three years leadership experience in an educational setting.  A detailed job description is available upon request.

    Salary for this position will be competitive, depending upon experience.

    Qualified applicants need to submit, by 4 p.m. May 27, 2011, a cover letter which describes experiences, education, and other qualifications for this position, a current resume, three (3) recent letters of recommendation, all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and a photocopy of Massachusetts licensure to:

     

                                                            Charles E. Gobron, Ed.D.

                                                            Superintendent of Schools

                                                            Northborough Southborough Public Schools

                                                            53 Parkerville Road

                                                            Southborough, MA  01772

    Job Description

     

     

          

    Your vehicle all covered in pollen? No better time for a car wash!  Visit Choice Car Wash at:

    155A Boston Road, Route 30

    Southborough, MA

    508-481-7395

    Hours

    M - F 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

    Saturday  7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

    Sunday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

     

    Get your vehicle ready for those summer road trips by making an appointment at Southborough Auto Tech located at:

    145 Boston Road

    Southborough, MA 01772

    508-485-9082

    Billy@SouthboroAutoTech.com

     

    Southborough Auto Tech is now a Massachusetts State Inspection Station

     

    Hours

    M - F 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM

    Inspection hours 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Saturday (no repairs)

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Sunday (No Repairs)

    9:00 AM - 4 PM

    Sunday  22 Monday 23 Tuesday 24 Wednesday 25 Thursday 26 Friday 27 Saturday 28
      Preschool Story Time
    May 23 10:30 AM 
    Preschool Story Time
    May 24 10:30 AM  
    GAME ON! - Using Games, Gaming and Social MediaMay 24   7:00 PM  
    Preschool Story Time
    May 25 10:30 AM  
    Baby and Toddler Story Time
    May 26 11:00 AM 

    4th-6th Grade Book Group
    May 26   6:30 PM   

    Preschool Story Time
    May 31 10:30 AM
     

     

    Senior Center Activities

    23 Monday 24Tuesday 25 Wednesday 26 Thursday 27 Friday 28 Saturday
    8:30 am Health Clinic
    8:30 walking group
    8:30 am Health clinic 9:30 Mah Jongg
    10:00 Canasta
    open 9:00 AM Noon

     

    9:00 Am Dr. Cooper 9:30 Tai Chi 9:00 Yoga 10:00 Bocce
    9:30 Cribbage 10:00 Bocce 9:30 Pool 10:00 beginner poker 10 beginner bocce
    12:00 Blue Plate special 10:00 beginner tai chi
    1:00 Beginners pool 12 Ping Pong 10 AM Creative Writers   12:30 Bingo and Lunch
    2:00  Fitness
     
      12:00 PM Bridge
    4:00 PM You are at the Top   11:30 Educational program

     Nuclear power 101

     
    1:00 water aerobics

     

    Click here for the Senior Center Website

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    Southborough meetings

    May 23,  to May 28, , 2010

    Meeting Date Time Place
    Northborough/Southborough Regional Academic Excellence Subcommittee - Agenda May 23 6:00 PM Faculty Library D110g, Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough
    Board of Selectmen - Agenda May 24 6:30 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room Town House
    Commissisoner of Trust Funds - Agenda May 24 8:00 am First floor conference room, Town House
    Zoning Board of Appeals - Agenda May 25 7:30 PM Southborough Public Library, Downstairs meeting room
    Conservation Commission - Agenda May 26 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
    Northborough/Southborough Regional Naming Subcommittee - Agenda May 26 6:00 pm Principal's Conference Room, Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough
           

    Sports and Recreation

    ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

    ARHS Girls JV

    May 22, 2011 -  In winning form, ARHS JV team won over Weston.

    ARHS Girls Varsity Lacrosse

    May 22, 2011 - Girls Varsity LAX took a 10-9 loss to Weston.

    ARHS Baseball

    May 22, 2011 - The Varsity baseball team won 7-2 over Milford.

     

    The Algonquin Track and Field camp will be held the weeks of June 20th – 24th and June 27th – July 1st. For more info e-mail Coach Boschetto  abcoach@verizon.net