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June 5, 2011 - June 11, 2011

Today's Sunshine

June 11, 2011 - Brought to you by flowers because all we saw today was rain.

Book Sale

June 11, 2011 - The Southborough Library held its annual book sale today.

 

Caught in the Act

June 11, 2011 - This snake was caught coming out of a drainage cover.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

The photos aren't in yet but the scores are

Here is how the ARHS LAX teams did today

Girls lost to Westboro 12-8

Boys beat St John's 10-9 in another OT win. Davis Kraft scored the
winning goal.

Boys play Tuesday night, 7PM @ Foley.  Opponent TBD

 

Southborough Soccer

June 11, 2011 - Young soccer players took over the fields at Neary School today.

Roses are Pink

June 10, 2011 - Even with all the heavy rains and winds, some flowers are staying beautiful.

Final Show of the season:

Double Bill with
Ellis
and
RUNA

Saturday Night June 11th

~ 7:30pm Show ~

Tickets:

In advance: $15 General/$12 Students & Seniors
At the door: $18 General/$15 Students & Seniors

 

Exclusive Tomasso dinner offer for Steeple patrons is back! 3

 

 course dinner $20 prepaid with ticket or $25 day of the show.

 

 For details. For menu.




Tickets available online with Brown Paper Tickets

 

Strawberry Farms Massachusetts

11th Semi-Annual Worcester Firefighters Memorial 6K Run & Walk

Sunday, June 12th, 2011 – 1:00 pm Institute Park, Worcester, MA

 

Check for you confirmation

 

You can download a copy of the application from the link below.

Road Race Application

Worcester Firefighters Memorial 6K Run/Walk

June 12, 2011

West & Salisbury St.

Worcester, MA

Event Hours:

1:00 pm

Contact:

(508) 829-1968

The 11th Worcester Firefighters Memorial 6K Run/Walk will take place on June 12, 2011 at 1pm from Institute Park (Salisbury St and Park Ave) in Worcester. ALL PROCEEDS from the event are donated to local non profit organizations. There is a FREE BBQ in the park immediately following the race, along with a kids corner, Massages, entertainment and a silent sports auction. Bring the entire family for a fun day, FREE BBQ and kids events while supporting the firefighters as they raise money for local charities.

This years race is dedicated to Kevin Turner a 39yr old Worcester Firefighters who recently died of a heart attack.

Register on line at www.wfd6k.org or in the park the day of the race. If you would like to become a sponsor or donate food or products for the event, please contact Worcester Fire Lt. John Franco at 508-829-1968 or via email at wfdfranco@charter.net.

Cost: $22.70 per registrant

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

AMC Activity Listings Thursday afternoon paddle

 

Activity:  Paddling

 

Status:  OPEN 

 

Join in a leisurely Thursday afternoon/evening family friendly paddle at Whitehall Reservoir, Hopkinton Ma. Bring your boat (kayak or Canoe), your own PFD and paddle. Also bring water, snack and a towel. Optional after paddle meal. No registration required. Contact Leader for questions. Be on the water by 6 p.m. Rain cancels. 

 

Date(s): June 16, 2011 (Thu) 

Location: Whitehall Reservoir, Hopkinton MA,  Massachusetts, Central,  MA 

Difficulty: Moderate 

Offered By: Worcester (Mass.)

Leader: Bill Zahavi

(Email this contact person.) 

Co-Leader: Sharon Whalen

(508) 560-6007

swhalen11@yahoo.com  

Registration is not required for this activity. However, you may wish to contact us if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

STRAWBERRY HILL Road

 

 

 

  SOUTHBOROUGH, MA

 

  MULTI –FAMILY YARD SALE

 

SAT- JUNE 11

 

 

 

9AM -2PM

 

     RAIN DATE -SUN JUNE 12

 

Going to the LAX Finals Games?

 

The times have changed, girls @ 3, boys @ 5, still Foley Stadium in Worcester

2011 Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar

Photo Contest

Photographers who enjoy capturing images of the Bay State’s farms and farm

and horticultural products are invited to enter the 2011 Massachusetts Agriculture

Calendar Photo Contest. Winning entries will be published in the 2012

Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar. The contest and calendar are sponsored

by Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc., and the Massachusetts

Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR).

Keep in mind all seasons of the year; 12 photos will be selected, one for each

month. We are seeking photos that represent the traditional (maple sugaring,

cranberries, dairy cows, flowers/plants, fall fruits, farmers and farm families), as

well as the new and dynamic, such as on-farm renewable energy systems and

urban agriculture. View last year’s winners at

www.aginclassroom.org/html/For%20Educators/Mass_Ag_Calendar/order.html  Winning photographers will be

credited in the calendar and will be invited to a ceremony at the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) in West

Springfield this September (tickets to the fair included). Winning photos will be featured on MDAR’s home page

www.mass.gov/agr  during the corresponding month.

For more information click here

Roadwork Begins on Thursday, May 5th
Southville Road
Expect Delays and/or Detours Seek Alternate Routes
Please Plan Accordingly

WOODLAND ROAD RESURFACING
Milling Begins June 10th
(From Richards to Cordaville)
Check back in July for PAVING DATE

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Family Program and New Exhibition!
Fifteen-Star Flag, 1794-1818. National Heritage Museum, gift of John E. Craver, 95.021
Fifteen-Star Flag, 1794-1818. National Heritage Museum, gift of John E. Craver, 95.021


 
Flag Day Family Program
Get to Know Our Flag
Saturday, June 11, 2011
1:00 PM and 2:30 PM


“Get to Know Our Flag” is a family program celebrating Flag Day! Guided by Museum teachers, participants explore the origins, history, legends and myths of the American Stars and Stripes. With the Museum’s treasured 15-star flag as a backdrop, visitors will learn some interesting details about the American flag, and how its history is connected to our present and future.

“Get to Know Our Flag” will be held on Saturday, June 11 at 1 pm AND 2:30 pm. Admission to the program is $5/family (members); $7/family (non-members). Hands-on activities included. No pre-registration necessary. Admission to the Museum is free.

The Museum’s 15-star flag is one of its collection’s treasures. It is a symbol of America that stirs us to pursue patriotism and good citizenship. Made between 1794 and 1818, this flag dates from the same era as the Star-Spangled Banner, which inspired our national anthem. Donated in 1995 by John E. Craver, it had been passed down in his family for generations. Makers sewed this flag, which measures approximately 11 feet by 12¾ feet, to fly over a military fort (or garrison) or on a vessel, marking them as U.S. property.
Unidentified Knights Templay Member, 1893. Abraham Edmonds (b. ca. 1851), New York, New York. Gift of Walter A. Kmiec, 80.58. Photograph by David Bohl.
Unidentified Knights Templay Member, 1893. Abraham Edmonds (b. ca. 1851), New York, New York. Gift of Walter A. Kmiec, 80.58. Photograph by David Bohl.
 
Inspired by Fashion: American Masonic Regalia
Now Open!
Ever wonder about the funny hats, elaborate aprons—or even the Hawaiian shirts—used by members of Masonic fraternities? For decades, popular television programs and movies have poked fun at these groups by featuring characters that belong to made-up fraternities with goofy names and even funnier hats and costumes. In the real world, members and non-members alike have often perceived Masonic costume as weird, silly, or outlandish. Freemasonry, in fact, provided much of the inspiration for the costumes, rituals, and symbols used by most fraternal groups—both real and imagined. “Inspired by Fashion: American Masonic Regalia,” opening at the Museum on June 4, 2011 takes a deep look at the Masonic costume tradition as a way to better understand how Freemasonry has long intersected with daily life.

Masonic regalia—the symbolic clothing that members wear, including aprons, fez, and character costumes—does have an element of wackiness. Yet, we may think the same thing about the clothing we see in historic prints, paintings and photographs from the 1700s and 1800s. Then, as now, fashion itself was as eccentric, if not more so, than the regalia that Masonic groups wore. When we compare Masonic costumes with everyday clothing from the same time periods, we can see that regalia manufacturers often took their cue from popular fashions.

“Inspired by Fashion” presents garments and images from the National Heritage Museum collection, and explores the ideas behind Masonic regalia and costume. Each section in the show delves into a source of inspiration—contemporary fashion, the military, Orientalism, and the theater—to show the connections between Masonic fashions and everyday style over the centuries.

Sartorial Brotherhood
Over the centuries, American Freemasonry has continually adapted to reflect the interests of its members. During the early 1700s, Freemasonry experienced a tremendous upsurge in popularity among many classes of men, in part because its values of parity and brotherhood resonated with supporters of American independence. Mid-1700s men’s clothing, both everyday attire and that worn in the lodge, was relatively simple and unornamented, echoing this cultural interest in equality. Yet Freemasons wished to set themselves apart by what they wore and the materials used, so their regalia followed the genteel style that the fraternity’s gentleman founders favored. For example, Masonic aprons were made from soft, supple lambskin, rather than the durable cowhide of most workmen’s aprons.

Marching as Brothers: Military Inspiration
When the Civil War began in 1861, it profoundly affected all aspects of American life and culture, including fashion. Military-style clothing became the vogue. From the mid-1860s through the end of the 1800s, Masonic regalia—and even women’s fashions—incorporated epaulettes, piped seams, and tailored silhouettes. After the war, many Freemasons joined the Knights Templar, a Masonic group that modeled itself on the Christian soldiers of the Crusades. Other Masonic groups also formed “military” sections. Joining a fraternity, particularly one with a military-style uniform and activities filled a void that many war veterans felt.

The Playground of Freemasonry: Eastern Inspiration
After the Civil War, improved transportation opened the Middle East to many American travelers. These journeys prompted an interest in exotic design inspired by the Islamic world. Even those who could not make the trip could achieve the “feel” by wearing fashionable Middle Eastern-style clothing. Founders established the Masonic group, the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, or Shriners, in 1872, at the height of this American interest in the Middle East, called Orientalism. They took cues for their name, symbols and regalia from the popular fascination with all things Oriental. By 1905, the group had 100,000 members in 46 states.

The Masonic World’s a Stage: Theatrical Inspiration
Now, as in the past, after a man becomes a Master Mason at his local lodge, he can choose to join a number of other Masonic groups, including the Scottish Rite and the York Rite. After the Civil War, perhaps inspired by the American craze for historical pageantry that began around 1900, both groups rewrote their ceremonies to be much more involved, requiring theatrical costumes, make-up and props.

Masonic Regalia Today
Over the course of the fraternity’s existence, Freemasons developed and retained their regalia to suit both the organization’s needs and prevailing fashions. For Freemasons, Knights Templar, Shriners and others, the traditional costumes are part of who they are, reflecting the group’s values and helping to maintain its unity. Today, Masons still wear aprons and sashes in their lodges. These items have become a type of “fossilized fashion.” Now members think of this regalia as traditional, and greet any change with resistance. These garments help to identify members and to inspire pride amongst them. And Masons continue to adapt contemporary clothing to fit the fraternity—down to their Hawaiian shirts and bathrobes!
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National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421
781-861-6559
www.nationalheritagemuseum.org
Free admission and parking
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am–4:30 pm

Closed Sunday through Tuesday

The Museum was founded by and is supported by the Scottish Rite Freemasons.
 

Be sure to check out our blogs! The National Heritage Museum Blog is a great resource for information on American history, Freemasonry, Fraternalism, and Museum news. Our Learning Blog facilitates the use of primary sources to reconstruct the past.
 

CITIZEN SCIENCE: HELP DFW COUNT TURKEY FAMILIES

Got turkey families in the neighborhood? Sportsmen and -women, birders, landowners and other wildlife enthusiasts are encouraged to assist the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) count turkey groups containing hens and their young poults (broods) this summer. DFW conducts an annual wild turkey brood survey from June through August.

"The brood survey serves as a long term index on reproduction," explains Dave Scarpitti, Turkey Project Leader. "It helps us determine productivity and allows us to compare long-term reproductive success." Scarpitti also points out that citizen involvement in this survey is a cost-effective means of gathering useful data, and he encourages all interested people to participate. A turkey brood survey form has been posted on the DFW website. Information needed includes date, town, number of hens seen, and number of poults and the poults' relative size compared to the hens. Multiple sightings of the same brood should also be noted. The survey period runs from June 1 - August 31. Completed forms should to be mailed to: Brood Survey, DFW Field Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Rd, Westborough, MA 01581.

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

July 16 & 17 - Trailblazing for Outdoorswomen, Savoy -- Anyone can become lost, isolated from a group, injured or caught by bad weather, even on a short hike. What do you do? Here's your opportunity to learn some potentially life saving skills in an enjoyable setting at the Savoy State Forest. This hands-on weekend workshop designed for adult women covers the most important aspects of safety and survival in a backwoods environment. No prior outdoor experience is necessary--this workshop is for novices and experienced campers. Space is limited to 8 people. Registration materials are now available!

Going to the LAX Finals Games?

 

The times have changed, girls @ 3, boys @ 5, still Foley Stadium in Worcester

The Algonquin boys LAX team got off to a slow start against Grafton, at the end of the first quarter they were down 4-2.  They improved in the second quarter and by halftime, the score was 7-6 in favor of Grafton.  By the end of the third quarter, the score was tied, 8-8.  With 10:18 left in the game ARHS finally took the lead for the first time, 9-8.  Grafton then went ahead 10-9 with 4:42 left, but with 1:29 left in regulation, ARHS tied it at 10 apiece.  With lightning approaching from the West, the game went into sudden-death overtime and with 1:18 left in the game, Zack Tarallo scored the game winner, with the final score 11-10. 

It's an Algonquin LAX double-header on Sat,

Going to the LAX Finals Games?

 

The times have changed, girls @ 3, boys @ 5, still Foley Stadium in Worcester

TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT
SMALL ANIMAL HANDLING & FIRST AID AWARENESS

Date

Location Time
Monday, June 13, 2011

(2 offerings)

Southborough Fire Department

21 Main Street

Southborough, MA 01772

3:00pm to 5:00pm

OR

6:00pm to 8:00pm

FEE: None

PURPOSE: This combination course will discuss the basics of safe small animal handling, basic behavior, how to better "read" animals, the basics regarding pet emergencies and how to recognize if something is wrong. This class will primarily focus on the dog and cat species. Basic first aid for domestic pets will be discussed including CPR and bandaging. Dogs will be on hand for visual demonstration and class members will be able to practice techniques at the end of the class. A must for anyone desiring to work with pets during times of disaster. Participants will leave with a better understanding of animal handling and behavior and how to better protect themselves. EMT credits are available upon completion of this class.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Emergency responders and personnel involved with care/handling of animals.

REGISTRATION: To enroll you must access MEMA’s Training Registration System (TRS), which can be found at www.mass.gov/mema The TRS menu bar is located on the right side of the screen. You may also access TRS using the following link: https://training.mema.state.ma.us/Mema/mmFrontPage.do 

Please make sure the information in your "Personal Profile" is correct, especially your email address. You should receive a confirmation when you have successfully registered for this class.

If you need any assistance with the registration process, please call Judy Sartori, MEMA Training Department Registrar at (508) 820-2028 or via email to: MEMA.Training@state.ma.us  

 

Town News:

The Town is seeking two candidates for the Fire Chief Screening Committee.
Send letter of interest and resume to Vanessa Hale, Assistant Town Administrator by noon, Friday, June 10th.

 

Selectmen earlier this week appointed Sgt. Sean James was promoted Southborough’s first Lieutenant.  The two new sergeants are former patrolmen James DeLuca and Heath Widdiss. Congratulations to all.

 

Southborough has received a letter June 3 that they will not investigate a complaint from resident Nancy Vargas.  Ms Vargas had filed the complaint earlier this year stating that open meeting laws and funds were violated while she was on the municipal facilities committee planning for a new police station.  The current letter was received from her appeal.

 

Controversy over the Southborough ZBA has pitted some residents and developers against who should be on the appeals board  Mr. Pezzoni, local resident and attorney for developers around the rte 495 belt is alleging that the ZBA chairman Sam Stivers has blocked many developments and should not be reappointed. Selectmen have not made a decision as of yet on the appointment. 

 

The Town of Westborough met with CSX officials and gleaned over plans that would bring in upwards of 100,000 cubic yards of fill for the planned transflo facility off Flanders Road.   The Southborough Town Planner, Eric Denoncourt, and Westborough officials expressed concerns over the amount of construction vehicles that would travel local roads.  No decisions were made at this time and the plans still have more boards to go through before finalization.

 

Local Resident to Present at the 10th World Association of Flower Arrangers

Known as the month of roses, June will live up to its expectation as the 10th World Association of Flower Arrangers World Flower Show comes to the US for the first time ever. The international non-profit show draws over 35,000 visitors who will descend on Boston’s June 15th-19th 2011. The show includes 630 floral displays designed by the leading floral arrangers in the world, including four from Massachusetts.

 Expert designer and Southborough native, Julie Lapham,  will be presenting as part of “America’s Firsts” at the Seaport Hotel Plaza Ballroom June 17 & 18th, 2011 with five other American floral designers.

Julie Lapham is owner of Julie Lapham Designs, a home-based wedding and party business where she combines her passions. Her designs have been published in several books including The Fine Art of Flower Arranging, The Philadelphia Flower Show, Designing by Types, and Flower Arranging the American Way.

 

MEMA ADVISES CAUTION DURING EXTREMELY HOT WEATHER

 

FRAMINGHAM, MA – With the extremely hot weather the Commonwealth is presently experiencing, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is advising people to be cautious during this period of extreme heat, and is offering some tips to help keep cool and safe.

 

“A few common sense measures can reduce heat-related problems, especially for the elderly, the very young and people with respiratory ailments, who are more susceptible to the effects of high temperatures,” said MEMA Acting Director Kurt Schwartz. “If this extreme weather continues, some communities may be setting up cooling centers to assist those seeking relief from the oppressive heat.”

 

Here are some tips to follow during hot, humid weather:

·        Slow down, avoid strenuous activity.  Do not try to do too much on a hot day.

·        Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing.  Light colors will reflect heat and sunlight and help maintain normal body temperature. Protect your face with a wide-brimmed hat.

·        Drink plenty of water regularly and often, even if you do not feel thirsty. Attempt to stay hydrated.

·        Limit intake of alcoholic beverages.  They can actually dehydrate your body.

·        Eat well-balanced, light, regular meals.  Avoid high protein foods that increase metabolic heat.

·        Stay indoors as much as possible. 

·        If you do not have air conditioning, stay on your lowest floor, out of the sun.  Electric fans do not cool the air, but they do help evaporate perspiration, which cools your body.

·        Go to a place where you can get relief from the heat, such as air conditioned schools, libraries, theaters and other community facilities that may offer refuge during the warmest times of the day.

·        Check with your community for information about possible local ‘cooling centers’.

·        Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings or louvers.  Outdoor awnings or louvers can reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80%.

·        Avoid too much sunshine.  Sunburn slows the skin’s ability to cool itself.  If you are outside, use sunscreen lotion with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) rating.

·        Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle.

·        Check on family, friends and neighbors.

 

In normal weather, the body’s internal thermostat produces perspiration that evaporates and cools the body.  However, in extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain normal temperature, which may lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.  If you believe you, or anyone you are with, is experiencing a heat-related medical emergency, promptly call 911, and if possible, move to a cooler place.

 

Caring For Your Pets in the Hot Weather

 

 

As the summer heat approaches, here are some preparedness tips to consider when caring for your pets:

 

·        Never leave pets in a car, even with the windows down.  The inside of a car can reach temperatures in excess of 150 degrees in a matter of minutes.

 

·        If possible, pets should be kept indoors during excessive heat.

 

·        If keeping a pet outside, make sure that pets have adequate shelter from the sun and plenty of fresh water at all times.

 

·        Plan outside activities with your pets during the cooler parts of the day:  early morning and evening.  Limit the outside activity of your pets during the heat of the day.

 

·        During hot weather sidewalks and pavement radiate excessive amounts of heat and can be too hot for the pads of your pet's paws.  Consider that if the sidewalk is too hot for you to walk barefoot, it is too hot for your pet to walk on.

 

·        Allow access to the coolest part of your home. If you don’t have air conditioning, or you turn it off while at work, make sure your pet can get to a cool place, such as a basement.

 

·        Take extra precautions in hot weather for dogs that are elderly, overweight or snub-nosed.

 

·        Always have a disaster plan in place for you, your family and your pets.

 

·        Remember, WHEN YOU GO, THEY GO.  DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM.  If you are told to evacuate, take your pets with you.  DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS BEHIND.

 

                       

 

                       SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

                                DAILY LOG

 

Tuesday

 

09:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE PINECONE LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

11:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE MAIN ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

11:46 ANIMAL PROBLEM BREAKNECK HILL RD 

    C30  LT SADOWSKI

 

13:29 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  FF ROACH        FF GOODSPEED

    C30  FF AMENDOLA

 

13:44 EMS CALL TEMPLE ST FRA

    A29  LT SADOWSKI     FF AMENDOLA

 

14:00 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR RICHARDS RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

14:30 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT NICHOLS ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:30 EMS CALL CORDAVILLE RD 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF ROACH

    C30  LT PELTIER

 

15:19 EMS CALL WORCESTER RD FRA

    A29  LT SADOWSKI     FF AMENDOLA

 

16:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE BANFILL LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

16:16 MOBILE PROP VEH FIRE MASS PIKE WEST    

    A29  LT SADOWSKI     FF AMENDOLA

    T21  FF ROACH        LT PELTIER      FF GOODSPEED

 

16:45 EMS CALL MAIN ST 

    A28  CAPT MAURO      FF RICE

 

17:38 CO DET. ACTIV. DUE TO MALFUNCT WILLIAM ONTHANK LN 

    T21  LT SADOWSKI     FF AMENDOLA     FF ROACH

 

19:25 EMS CALL WOODBURY RD 

    A28  FF ROACH        FF RICE

    C30  EMT GLECKEL

 

Wednesday 6/1/11

 

07:11 ASSIST INVALID WOODBURY RD 

    HQ2  FF RICE         FF ROACH        FF ROACH        FF AMENDOLA

 

 

08:51 EMS CALL TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  LT PELTIER      FF MARTINS

    C30  FF SHANAHAN

 

09:00 TRAINING - OTHER STATE RD  STO

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

12:00 EMS CALL TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF MARTINS

    C30  FF FRANKS

 

15:00 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT RICHARDS RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

15:21 EMS CALL GRANUAILE RD 

    A28  FF GOODSPEED    FF MARTINS

    C30  FF FRANKS

 

15:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE PEARL ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

17:30 WIND STORM, TORDANDO/HURRICANE MAIN ST 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO     CAPT MAURO      LT PELTIER      LT COLLEARY

    HQ1  FF FRANKS       FF GOODSPEED    FF MARTINS      FF NEAL

    SC1  EMT GLECKEL     FF HOGAN

 

19:38 MUTUAL AID SFD FIRE APPARATUS SPRINGFIELD

    E22 

 

21:17 LIGHTNING STRIKE (NO FIRE) KIDDER LN 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

    R25  LT COLLEARY     FF TOMMANEY

    T21  CAPT MAURO      FF SHANAHAN     FF AMENDOLA     FF NEAL

 

21:55 LIGHTNING STRIKE (NO FIRE) KIDDER LN 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

    R25  LT COLLEARY     FF TOMMANEY

    T21  CAPT MAURO      FF SHANAHAN     FF AMENDOLA     FF NEAL

 

22:03 LIGHTNING STRIKE (NO FIRE) CENTRAL ST 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

    R25  LT COLLEARY     FF TOMMANEY

    T21  CAPT MAURO      FF SHANAHAN     FF AMENDOLA     FF NEAL

 

Thursday 6/2/11

 

06:20 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO CENTRAL ST 

    T21  CAPT MAURO      FF SHANAHAN     FF AMENDOLA     FF GOODSPEED

 

07:56 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO TURNPIKE RD 

    T21  CAPT HUBLEY     LT SADOWSKI     FF NAVAROLI     FF WILLS

 

10:41 EMS CALL TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  LT SADOWSKI     FF WILLS

    C30  CAPT HUBLEY     FF NAVAROLI

 

 

17:10 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  LT SADOWSKI     FF WILLS

    T21  CAPT HUBLEY     FF NAVAROLI

 

17:11 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES MAIN ST 

    A28  LT SADOWSKI     FF WILLS

 

Friday 6/3/11

 

05:31 EMS CALL BOSTON RD 

    A28  FF WILLS        FF ASPESI

    C30  FF NAVAROLI

 

07:55 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES MAIN ST and CORDAVILLE RD

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF PIERCE

    T21  LT DANO         FF STRONG

 

11:15 26B REINSPECTION NICHOLS ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

12:05 EMS CALL CENTRAL ST 

    A28  CAPT MAURO      FF PIERCE

    C30  FF AMENDOLA

 

13:56 EXPOLSION (NO FIRE) OTHER MT VICKERY RD 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF AMENDOLA

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

    E22  CAPT MAURO      FF STRONG

 

15:32 EMS CALL ATWOOD ST 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF AMENDOLA

    A29  LT DANO         FF STRONG

    C30  CAPT MAURO

 

16:48 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF AMENDOLA

 

Saturday 6/4/11

 

09:00 TRAINING - FIRE MAIN ST 

    HQ4  FF ASPESI       FF WILLS

 

14:11 SMOKE SCARE, ODOR OF SMOKE RED GATE LN 

    E22  FF WILLS

    T21  CAPT HUBLEY     FF NEAL         FF ASPESI

 

Sunday 6/5/11

 

11:32 EMS CALL WOODLAND RD 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF NEAL

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

    T21  LT DANO         FF PIERCE

 

19:49 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT CARRIAGE HILL CR 

    E22  FF STRONG

    T21  LT DANO         FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

 

Monday 6/6/11

 

08:28 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  FF ROACH        FF RICE

    T21  LT DANO         FF STRONG

 

10:00 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION NORTHBORO RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE CARRIAGE HILL CR 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

15:00 26F REINSPECTION PEARL ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

The Southborough Police Department will be holding it’s 12th Junior Police Academy from July 25- 29, 2011 from 8:30am-3:15pm. 

 

The Academy, which is held at the Trottier Middle School, is open to boys and girls who will be entering the 7th, 8th or 9th Grades. 

 

Applications are available at the Southborough Police Department, or by sending an email request to klandry@southboroughma.com or rmattioli@southboroughma.com.  Cost is $40 per cadet.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

The Marlboro Senior Softball teams were back  in action this week taking 3 of their 4 games.  

The Sr. Panthers split their doubleheader with the Shrewsbury Seniors  dropping the 1st 10 – 8 and taking the 2nd 12 – 11 scoring the winning run in the last of the 7th with a single by Larry Kron..  This was the first win for the Senior Panthers this year.   Marlboro’s offense was led by Jim Raymond and Emory Payne both going 6 for 7.  Emory Payne and Walter Katz both had great defensive days keeping the Seniors in both games.

The Jr Panthers took a doubleheader from new team in the league the Wayland Los Veteranos managed by Mike Eizenberg.  Team is made up of players that have gone to Cuba with Mike who runs the Cuba program for EMASS.  Marlboro took the first game 14 to 11 and the 2nd 11 to 10 with Steve Picone knocking in the winning run in the 7th.  Marlboro’s offense was led by Bob Dolzel 5 for 6 and Steve Picone 5 for 8.  Steve Picone and Paul Avaikian both had triples.

Team Records are the Sr. Panthers 1 and 5 with 1 Tie and the Jr. Panthers are 6 and 2.

 

Heads Up

June 7, 2011 - The Chestnut Hill cow makes for  a bucolic setting in Southborough.

Western and Central MA Tornado Info

June 7, 2011 - (contributed photos) Last night the Southborough News ran an article for the Union Firefighters collecting supplies for tornado victims.  Here are a few more items of tornado interest.

        MEMA ANNOUNCES NEW INFORMATION ON DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEER EFFORTS TO ASSIST REBUILD EFFORTS IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN MA

 

FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) today announced that the United Way of Tri-County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Donation Management System are helping coordinate donation and volunteer efforts for those affected by the June 1st storms in Western and Central Massachusetts.

 

“As the rebuilding process from the devastating tornadoes of June 1 proceeds, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) encourages individuals and organizations, who wish to assist, to contribute wisely towards the recovery efforts,” states MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz.  “Ironically, donated goods and volunteers that are not specifically needed in a disaster area can hurt more than help.  To that end, the Commonwealth has set up a few processes to help you donate and volunteer.”

 

Those wishing to make monetary donations to assist the most impacted individuals can contribute to the Massachusetts Statewide Disaster Relief Fund.  This effort, hosted by the United Way of Tri-County can be found online at www.unitedwaytri-county.org/disaster.  These funds will then be distributed in the form of grants to meet the needs of individuals and families through long-term recovery groups recognized by the Massachusetts Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (MAVOAD).

 

Members of the public interested in volunteering their time/skills or wishing to donate products/ equipment are encouraged to do so by using the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Donation’s Management System at http://www.aidmatrixnetwork.org/FEMA/.

 

Any questions regarding volunteering or donating can be answered by calling 2-1-1.

 

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

 

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Neal Aspesi, SEMA Director of Operations, announced that Mark Spruill and Carol Willoughby have been deployed for Shelter Operations to West Springfield.  They will be assigned as Shelter Managers tonight through Wednesday morning.

 

The deployment was a volunteer sign-up at the request of MRC Region4a. From there they were assigned a position. Both are members of Southborough CERT/MRC - Executive Board. Mark and Carol have cross trained for both CERT and MRC. They have also trained with Red Cross in Shelter Operations and Disaster Assessment Basics, completing Shelter Simulations. Additional trainings include Incident Command System, Behavioral Health Disaster Response - Psychological First Aid, and others through FEMA, MEMA and different agencies.  Both are also EMT's.

 

The Southborough CERT/MRC and the Southborough Animal Disaster Preparedness Committee are always looking for new volunteers.

 

Southborough Cert/MRC

 

Southborough Animal Disaster Preparednes

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Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation
Call 1-800-RED CROSS
Donate online at
redcross.org

 

 

Contributions may also be sent to:
American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter
506 Cottage St.
Springfield, MA 01104

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Great photos and footage  go to http://www.masslive.com

 

Space Weather News for June 7, 2011
http://spaceweather.com


MAGNIFICENT ERUPTION: This morning around 0641 UT, magnetic fields above sunspot complex 1226-1227 became unstable and erupted. The blast produced an M2-class solar flare, an S1-class radiation storm, and a massive CME. A recording of the blast from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory ranks as one of the most beautiful and dramatic movies of the SDO era.  Must-see movies at http://spaceweather.com

AURORA WATCH: High-latitude sky watchers in both hemispheres should be alert for auroras during the late hours of June 8th or 9th when a CME from today's eruption could deliver a glancing blow to Earth's magnetic field. Aurora alerts are available from http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice) or http://spaceweathertext.com (text).

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/ .
 

June 7, 2011 - The Tornado track from last week taken by NASA.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Congratulations on a Semi - Win

June 7, 2011 - Girls LAX played their CMass semi-final today against Groton-Dunstable at Foley Stadium in Worcester.  ARHS is seeded #3, while Groton-Dunstable is seeded #2. G-D scored in the first 60 seconds, but the ARHS girls didn't let it bother them.  ARHS lead 8-6 at the half and really opened it up in the second half to win 18-8.  They will play the winner of the Westborough-Tantasqua game on Saturday, 2PM at Foley Stadium in Worcester.

 

Southborough Recreation
Bob  O Link

June 6, 2011 - You can find this Bob O Link in the fields of Chestnut Hill Farm.

Professional Firefighters of MA, Teamsters Local 25 and Building and Construction Trades Council of the     Metropolitan District Unite in Tornado Relief Effort

Local Fire Stations will serve as drop-off sites for emergency supplies for tornado victims; Public asked to donate through

Thursday, June 9th

 

Residents are asked if they would like to participate and donate supplies that the supplies can be dropped off at the Main Street Fire Station.

 

Permission and logistics of this effort must be gained at the local level. Please encourage all locals to clear this with their respective Chiefs.

PFFM Information Officer John Brown will be the Tornado Relief Coordinator.

 

Dorchester, MA – June 5 – Representatives from the Professional Firefighters of MA, Teamsters Local 25 and the Building and Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan District today pledged to help victims from this weeks devastating storms by spearheading a Labor Tornado Relief Effort aimed at collecting and distributing basic necessities to residents in need.

From today through Thursday, June 9th, MA residents are urged to drop-off supplies to their local fire stations. All items will be collected and then distributed to residents in the 19 communities affected. Requested items are: water, blue tarps, flashlights, batteries, glow sticks, bungee cords and rope.

“Firefighters from across the state have been on the ground in the western part of the state since Thursday helping with recovery efforts,” said Edward Kelly, president of the Professional Firefighters of MA. “It’s not often that a natural disaster hits so close to home, and our tornado relief effort is a way for everyone to help. We’re asking residents to take a moment in the next several days and stop by their local fire station with a donation.”

“Long after the trees and debris have been cleared and the communities are once again operational, people will still be rebuilding their lives,” said Martin Walsh, treasurer of the Building and Construction Trades Council of the Metropolitan District. “This is one way that all Mass residents can help their neighbors rebuild.”

“When disaster strikes, there is often little time to collect the bare minimum for survival,” said Sean O’Brien, president of Teamsters Local 25, whose trucks will drive the supplies to the affected areas.  “These supplies will hopefully provide a little bit of comfort to families who have already lost too much.”

In addition to mainstream media, the unions will encourage members to notify family and friends about the tornado relief effort through face book, twitter and text messages. Members will be asked to “repost” a simple message asking people to donate supplies to their local fire station by Thursday.

Collectively the organizations represent more than 25,000 working men and women across the state and southern New Hampshire. Members include construction workers, firefighters, EMTs, truck drivers, warehouse and clerical workers.

June 6, 2011 - The late George A. Hubley Sr. on the right shortly after this monument was erected.

Helen M. (Pedone) Thibeault, 84, of Sunset Drive and formerly of Southborough, died Friday, June 3, 2011, at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, George N. Thibeault of Charlton who died in 2002. She is survived by a son, George N. Thibeault Jr. and his wife Aimee of Brielle, N.J.; three daughters, Margaret M. Hill and her husband Gordon of Guilford, Conn., Maria P. Chaput and her husband Bruce of Framingham, and Jacqueline M. Nowak and her husband Edward of Charlton; a brother, Francis Pedone of Shrewsbury; 10 grandchildren, George N. Thibeault III, Courtney R. Thibeault, Catherine and Brian Regan, Gordon Hill IV, Nicholas J. Hill, Matthew and Barbara Hill, Jason and Lisa Chaput, Adam Chaput, Wyatt and Rachel Nowak; four great grandchildren, Samuel and Benjamin Chaput, and Sophia and Brendan Regan; and several nephews and nieces. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of the late Nicolo and Maria (DiGregorio) Pedone. Mrs. Thibeault was devoted to her family and was the consummate Mother, Nammie, and friend. She was an active member and Eucharistic minister for many years at St. Anne's Parish in Southborough and St. Joseph's Parish in Charlton. She was president of the Ladies' Sodality at St. Jeremiah Parish and the Mother's Guild at Marian High School. Mrs. Thibeault was an avid Red Sox and college basketball fan, and her television was always tuned to NESN or ESPN. She was always active and full of life. She challenged her grandsons and daughters to a good game of golf. In her younger days, she coached for many years in the C.Y.O. softball and basketball leagues. She could always be found on the sideline cheering for her children and grandchildren - no matter what the sport. She loved her family deeply and they loved her as well. A funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, from Paradis Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford, followed by a Mass at 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Church, 10 H. Putnam Rd. Ext., Charlton. Burial will follow at St. Roch's Cemetery, Oxford. Calling hours are Monday, June 6, 2011, from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Church Food Pantry, P.O. Box 338, Charlton City, MA 01508. Visit online at www.paradisfuneralhome.com.

The Westborough Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Tues. June 7 at 7pm , Room 23, Forbes Municipal Bldg 45 W. Main St. Westborough on TRANSFLO’S special permit application for Earth Moving and Clearing of Property on 19 Walkup Drive. They are requesting permission to move: approx 100,000 cubic years of clean material onto the site to complete site preparation for the initial phase of construction 50,000 cubic yards of material for a future expansion phase of the project; and move 2,000 Cubic yards of existing material within the site. Copy of the plans are available for review at the Westborough Planning Board office or Westborough Town Clerk office.

MASSACHUSETTS ENTERS 2011 HURRICANE SEASON

 

FRAMINGHAM, MA - To help increase public awareness of the effects hurricanes can have on the Commonwealth and the preparedness steps we all must take, over the next fourteen weeks the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will again be disseminating important information to ensure the continued safety of our citizens and property.

 

“In recent years, we have witnessed the severity of these storms and their destructive power throughout other areas of the country, but fortunately, we here in New England have been spared,” stated MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. “However, with another very active hurricane season predicted, we must continually prepare for the region’s next major storm.”

 

MEMA will be continually promoting Hurricane Preparedness through weekly news releases highlighting key issues relative to the New England Hurricane Season.  In addition, there will continue to be workshops, exercises and drills to help local officials prepare. Important Hurricane Preparedness information will be available on the MEMA website at www.mass.gov/memaFacebook and Twitter pages.  Topics will include Massachusetts’ Hurricane History, Preparedness Tips for Families, Home Owners, People Requiring Additional Assistance, Pet Owners, Boaters, Businesses, Inland Residents, as well as information about Sheltering-In-Place and Evacuation.

 

Although the Hurricane Season in New England is defined as June 1st to November 30th, 75% of the 40 tropical systems that have impacted our region in the past century have struck during the months of August and September.  The last severe hurricane to hit Massachusetts was Hurricane Bob in August 1991.  Bob, a Category 2 Hurricane, with winds between 91 and 110mph, caused almost $1 billion in damage, at the time.  More recently, Hurricanes Edouard  (1996), Bonnie (1998), Bill (2009) and Earl (2010) threatened the Bay State, but veered out into the Atlantic as they traveled up the coast. 

 

In 1999, Hurricane Floyd, although weakened to the strength of a tropical storm prior to its arrival in New England, demonstrated that these storms are not merely ‘coastal events’. Most of that storm’s impact was rain and flood related, causing severe damage as far west as the Berkshires.

 

Some of our most devastating flooding associated with these storms has occurred in Central and Western Massachusetts – up to 17” of rain fell in association with the Hurricane of 1938 and 25” of rain fell over a 5-day period in August 1955 from Connie & Diane, with the City of Westfield received 13.15” in a single day!

 

This demonstrates that the entire Commonwealth should take the proper Hurricane Season precautions.

 

Southern New England lies in the unenviable position of receiving all three “Hurricane Threats”, depending upon the track and landfall location: 1) Coastal inundation due to storm surge 2) Widespread inland river flooding and 3) Widespread wind damage far inland.

 

SCHEDULE OF “HURRICANE SEASON” TOPICS

 

Week of June 1  – Beginning of Hurricane Season

Week of June 6 – New England Hurricanes of Note

Week of June 13 – Family Hurricane Preparedness

Week of June 20 – Preparing Your Home for a Hurricane

Week of June 27 – Power Outages during a Hurricane

Week of July 4 – Evacuation for a Hurricane

Week of July 11 – Sheltering in Place during a Hurricane

Week of July 18 – Inland Flooding from a Hurricane

Week of July 25 – Hurricane Challenges for People Requiring Additional Assistance

Week of August 1 – Cape Cod Emergency Traffic Plan

Week of August 8 – Protecting Your Pets during a Hurricane

Week of August 15 – Preparing Your Business for a Hurricane

Week of August 22 – Preparing Your Boat for a Hurricane

Week of August 29 – After the Storm

                                                                                                                                                       

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

Senior Center Activities

30 Monday 31Tuesday 1 Wednesday 2 Thursday 3 Friday 4 Saturday
8:30 Health Clinic
8:30 walking group
8:00 am Town Employee Health fair 9:30 Mah Jongg
10:00 Canasta
open 9:00 AM Noon

 

9:30 Tai Chi 8:30 am Health clinic 10:00 Bocce
9:30 A matter of Balance 10:00 Bocce 9:00 Yoga 10:00 beginner poker 10 beginner bocce
9:30 Pool 10:00 beginner tai chi
9:30 Cribbage 12 Ping Pong 10 AM Creative Writers   10:00 Tina Bemis Blue Jean baby herb garden
12:00 blue plate special 10:30 Sam Adams Brewery Tour 11:30 Fabulous Fifties II
1:00 Beginners Pool 12 Pitch 11:00 Book Club 12:00 PM Bridge
  2:00 Fitness 12 PM Pitch
2:00 Fitness 1:00 water aerobics

 

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  Preschool Story Time
Jun 06 10:30 AM  
 
 
 
 
 
  Friends of the Library June Book Sale
Jun 11   9:00 AM  
 
 

 

Southborough meetings

June 6,  to June 10 , 2010

Meeting Date Time Place
Board of Selectmen - Agenda June 6 7:00 PM Upper Hall, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Library Board of Trustees - Agenda June 6 5:30 PM Southborough Public Library
Planning Board - Agenda June 6 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational School Committee - Agenda June 7 7:00 PM School Committee Conference Room, Assabet Valley Regional Vocational, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlboro
Board of Selectmen - Agenda June 7 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee Audit Subcommittee - Agenda June 8 7:30 am Office of the Superintendent, 53 Parkerville Road
Northborough/Southborough Regional Naming Subcommittee - Agenda June 8 6:00 pm Principal's Conference Room, Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough
Southborough School Committee - Agenda June 8 6:30 PM Trottier Middle School Library, 49 Parkerville Road
Recreation Commission - Agenda June 9 7:30 PM Recreation Office, 21 Highland Street

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

June 6, 2011 - ARHS Boys 6-4 over Nashoba,


 

Girls play Tue @ 5, Foley Stadium (Worcester)
Boys play Wed @ 7, Foley Stadium (Worcester)

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June 6, 2011 - Girls 12-6 over Shrewsbury.