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June 26, 2011 - July 2, 2011

     LOOK WHO CAME TO TOWN!      

A READING ADVENTURE WITH DORA

AT THE SOUTHBOROUGH LIBRARY!

 

 

                   

 Dora the Explorer visited the Southborough library as a stop on the  The U.Fund Start U. Reading youth literacy series.  During a special story time, Dora had children jump into the books by acting out The Three Little Pigs. Dora became the wolf and children volunteered to be the pigs. Big smiles everywhere!

 

The UFund Start U Reading series was created seven years ago to help educate parents on different activities to engage their toddler’s passion in reading and enhance their enjoyment of reading as a part of everyday life. The series is a statewide initiative to emphasize reading as a fun and recreational activity, using literacy and laughter as the main components to develop preschoolers imaginations.

 

The program is sponsored by the state’s UFund College Savings plan and MEFA (Massachusetts non- profit authority helping offer affordable higher education solutions). Funding has allowed the program to travel to over 75 communities throughout the state.

 

According to Sherri Galego, program director, “Many library hours and budgets have been cut throughout the state. As a mother of two, I understand how this affects the lives of our children. We want to help communities continue to enrich children’s lives so are continuing to offer this fabulous youth literacy series. We travel to communities such as Southborough where families have a thirst to learn more on how to develop their children to their greatest potential.. Parents may also obtain useful information on different financial savings vehicles for college savings, especially beneficial for parents of young children. Many college tuitions continue to increase and could reach $250,000 by the time today's preschoolers are ready for college. MEFA and the UFund want to continue to inspire children with this program, while delivering a unique savings opportunity in this ever changing financial climate.”

 

Join us for a concert with musician David Polansky

 

“ONE WORLD, MANY SONGS”

 

THURSDAY, JULY 7

2:00 PM

 

 

All welcome ~ Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

Race of the Century
The Most Fantastic Stupendous Incredible Living History Event – In the World!
August 20th and 21st - Collings Foundation, Stow MA

Race of the Century is a singularly unique event where we highlight the chronological advancements in transportation technologies from 1900 to 1940 through a series of races. Each race features competing technologies of the time. We start the event off with the primary mode of transportation from the late 1800’s: the horse. The up-and-coming (but rather novel) contender is a “horseless carriage” called the Franklin. Not to be up-staged by the spectacle a high wheel bicyclist and track runner straight from the 1900 Paris Olympics will join the challenge.

The event goes on to exhibit the first hybrid technologies, combustion engine advancements and even…. – a machine the flies! There is a rumor that “Grass Burn’n” Bruce will be back with his fire breathing sprint race car to challenge “Barn Storming” Roscoe Turner in his PT-17 Stearman bi-plane.

Who will win? You will have to be here to find out. Click here for more details.

Want to join the races or exhibit? We are looking for additional machines and mobile contraptions from the early 1900’s. To join the races you must be able to operate on close-cut grass. Early motorcycles, bicycles, horseless carriages and more – all welcome. Must be able to participate on both Saturday and Sunday. To submit your entries send brief description to: hchaney@collingsfoundation.org

The Collings Foundation will be hosting a pre-event party and personal tour of the Collection August 19th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Cost is $50 per person. Call 978-562-9182 to RSVP.

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Summer 2011 Class Offerings

Monday

Int – Advanced Ballet (4 week session)

Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 Wendy Garland

Pointe (students who have had at least one year)

Mondays 6:35 – 7:20 Wendy Garland

Tuesday

Ballet for 12-14 year olds (4 or 6 week session)

Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:30 Wendy Garland

Beginning Pointe (4 or 6 week session)

Tuesdays 6:35 – 7:20 Wendy Garland

Adult Beginning Tap (4 week session)

Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30

Adult Ballet (4 or 6 week session)

Tuesdays 7:30 – 8:30 Wendy Garland

Wednesday

Beginning Hip Hop Ages 11 and up (4 week session)

Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30 Chrissy Reynolds

Teen Hip Hop (4 week session)

Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 Chrissy Reynolds

Modern Repertory Ages 8-11 (4 week session)

Students will create their own choreography through directed

improvisation. Class will culminate in a presentation of work at the

end of the session.

Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 Audra Carabetta

Adult Hip Hop (17 and up) (4 week session)

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 Chrissy Reynolds

Modern Repertory Ages 12 and up (4 week session)

Students will create their own choreography through directed

improvisation. Class will culminate in an informal presentation of

work at the end of the session.

Wednesdays 6:30 – 7:30 Audra Carabetta

Adult Modern (4 week session)

Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 Audra Carabetta

Classes run in 4 or 6 week sessions and start the week of May

23rd. Please note there is no class on Memorial Day. Monday

classes will finish 1 week later. Please fill out the form below

and return it to the studio before the start of class to ensure

sufficient enrollment.

4 week session - $58.00 6 week session is $85.00

Name _______________________________ Phone_________________

Email_______________________________________________________

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Class(es) interested in

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Please mail completed form with payment to Annemarie’s Dance

Centre 111 Cherry Street Ashland, MA 01721

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

CRITTERS OF THE MONTH: Bats—Help DFW Locate Summer Bat Colonies

A bat flying with wings outBecause Massachusetts and other northeastern states have lost thousands of bats due to a fungal infection on bat called White-Nose Syndrome, the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) is asking for reports from property owners with a summer colony of 10 or more bats.  Please provide the location (street address), type of structure where the bats reside, number of bats in the colony, and your contact information by calling (508) 389-6360 or emailing mass.wildlife@state.ma.us

Bat mortality rates are at an alarmingly high level in Massachusetts and other northeastern states. Surveys in Massachusetts caves and mines conducted by biologists from the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in February and March of 2009 have shown dramatic rates of mortality; perhaps as high as 98 percent. The state's largest hibernacula normally contained 8,000-10,000 hibernating bats in winter, but over the winters of 2008/2009 and 2009/2010, nearly all the bats died. Biologists are attributing this die-off to White-Nose Syndrome (WNS), a disease characterized by a white, crusting fungus on their muzzles and other parts of their bodies. Biologists from state and federal agencies and other conservation organizations across the country are trying to find a way to protect bats from this deadly fungus. Efforts are underway to understand how this fungus is spreading and killing bats. The WNS fungus has just recently been described as a new species of cold-loving fungus, but why it has suddenly become a problem is unknown.

Ecologically, high bat mortality is a major concern to biologists because most types of bats raise only one pup per year. It would take decades for a bat population to rebound after a large die-off. Concerns have also been expressed about the agricultural and economic impacts of these die-offs. Bats are important predators of mosquitoes and other insects. In a recently published paper in Science, estimates suggest that a single Little Brown Bat can consume 4-8 grams of insects each night during the active season. When extrapolated to the one million bats estimated to have died from WNS, between 660 and 1320 metric tons of insects, including pest species, are no longer being consumed.

With summer's hot, humid weather here, some Bay State homeowners may discover bats in their homes. Attics are the most common portion of a house in which bats roost and raise their young. After a few hot summer days, an attic may become too warm for the bats, forcing them out and sometimes into people's living quarters as they search for cooler places to roost. What's a homeowner to do? Fortunately, a single bat flying in a room can usually be dealt with quite easily. Open an outside window or door in the room where the bat is located and close off the rest of the room from the house. It's usually only a matter of a few minutes of circling before the bat locates the open window and leaves the house. Bats do not attack people or fly into people's hair.

If a bat has landed, assist it out of the house (wearing gloves) in the following ways:  For a bat on a curtain, place a jar, coffee can or small box over the bat, carefully working the animal into the container, and cover it. A bat on the floor can be covered with a towel. Another method is to simply pick up the bat and release it outdoors. Don’t handle a bat with bare hands, use gloves but avoid cotton gloves. Whatever method is used, don't be surprised if the bat squeaks loudly when handled. Take the bat outdoors and release it. If anyone has had direct contact with a bat or if a bat is found in a room with a sleeping person, the bat should be safely captured but not released. Contact local health officials for assistance in evaluating potential rabies risk and submitting the bat to the Department of Public Health for rabies testing.

Little Brown Bats and Big Brown Bats are the most likely species to be found in buildings. In some cases, with small numbers of bats, people don't mind their presence and concentrate on blocking holes and cracks leading into the human living quarters. Where there is a large colony in house walls, biologists recommend that homeowners wait to initiate eviction proceedings until the first week of August through November. Waiting to evict the colony allows time for young bats to mature and leave the house on their own. Otherwise only the adults will be evicted, leaving the young pups to die and creating a smelly attic.

Learn about the different kinds of bats in Massachusetts, how to evict bats safely, and how to live with them using information from www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/wildlife/living/living_with_bats.htm.  A booklet, A Homeowner's Guide to Bats, is also available from MassWildlife offices. To receive a hard copy of the booklet by mail, send a self-addressed, $1.50 stamped 6-inch by 9-inch envelope to: "Bat Booklet", DFW, 1 Rabbit Hill Rd, Westborough, MA, 01581.

Dinner Time

June 30, 2011 - This coyote was caught on camera doing some dinner time hunting around 7:00 Pm tonight.

It's time to plant

June 30, 2011 - The weather hasn't been too kind but it seems to be turning around.  Spruce up the yard by stopping in at Gulbankian's Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop.  So conveniently located.  A local garden center without the travel.  Offering a multitude of flower varieties and colors.  Going for a coffee or to the post office in town?  Gulbankian's is right across the street at the corner of Route 85 and Mt. Vickery Road.  Stop in today.

 

CAROL JOHNSON Age 66, of Valencia, PA, died on June 26, 2011. Carol was a native of Southborough, MA where she grew up on a dairy farm that had been in her father's family since the 1600s. She was the first in her family to attend college, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, with a degree in English from Bates College. At Bates, she was a member of the Merimanders all-female a cappella group and met her future husband in the Chapel Choir. Books and music were lifelong passions she brought with her to Pittsburgh where she moved soon after her marriage to R. Bruce Cooper. Though far from their respective families in Massachusetts and Texas, Carol and Bruce raised their two daughters, Cathy and Cindy, in Pittsburgh and created a family of dear friends in the city they would call home for the next 44 years. After Carol won a cruise to the Caribbean through a call-in radio contest in the early 1990s, she and Bruce discovered a shared love of travel. Over the last 20 years, together, they visited all seven continents, traveling to locales including the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland, the Great Pyramids of Egypt, and to the shores of Antarctica and Australia. Even after beginning treatment of her illness, she and Bruce continued to travel, enjoying a cruise along the Coast of Norway last summer and visiting their daughters' families for birthdays and holidays. Always with her, she brought her beautiful voice, her love of books, an insatiable curiosity, an ever-present camera, and a remarkable ability to make a personal connection with almost everyone she ever met. Carol is survived by her beloved husband, Bruce; her mother, Evelyn M. Johnson, of Framingham, MA; her two daughters and son-in law, Cathryn (Cooper) and Carl Moyski of Parker, CO, and Cynthia Cooper, MD of Watertown, MA; her three granddaughters, Morgan Moyski, McKenna Moyski and Wren Worobey, her grandson, Kai Worobey, and innumerable treasured friends. Carol was predeceased by her father, Norman Johnson and brother, Lawrence Johnson. We will miss our best friend, greatest love, most wonderful mother and Nana we could ever have wanted. Friends will be received at SIMONS FUNERAL HOME on Friday, July 1, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Pittsburgh Public Theater, O'Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or Brother's Brother Foundation, 1200 Galveston Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 or Family Hospice & Palliative Care, 50 Moffett Street, Pgh, PA 15243.
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Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb

 

MORRISON, Franklin John 82, of Exeter, NH, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Born January 30, 1929 in Beverly, a son of the late Clarence J. and Florence (Tarr) Morrison. Beloved husband to Edith Riley Morrison of Exeter, NH, loving father to Lyn A. Harris and husband Gary of Hampton, NH, caring brother to Thelma Humphrey of Essex, MA, devoted stepfather to Beth and husband John Howe of No. Hampton, NH, Carol and husband Mark Weatherby of Hampton, NH and Barbara Riley and Julian Graubart of Washington, DC, doting grandfather to Maegan Howe, brother-in-law to Ruth Lefavour of Beverly and Charles Osborn of Wenham. Predeceased by first wife Shirley Osborn Morrison, brother Howard Morrison and sister Mary Trepanier. WWII Army Veteran. Northeastern University 1955, BS in Civil Engineering. Retired Vice President-Facilities Development, Commonwealth Gas, Southborough. Visitation 4-7 pm, Friday, July 1, 2011, Remick & Gendron Funeral Home - Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd., HAMPTON, NH. Graveside service from Funeral Home on Saturday at 11:30 am to High Street Cemetery, Hampton, for 12 noon burial. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer's Association , New Hampshire Office, One Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 105, Bedford, NH 03110. Online guestbook availableat www.RemickGendron.com.

June 30, 2011 Continuing with the names on the Southborough Civil War Monument.  All photos are from Antietam Battlefield in Maryland.

 

PRIVATE        FRANCIS A. GOULD   

 

·          Private Francis Gould was born in Lancaster, MA, on July 28th, 1841.                   

 

·         He enlisted in July 1861 and mustered into the Massachusetts Volunteers, Infantry.

 

·         From September 1861 to May 1863, he fought in 15 conflicts.  Including the second Battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville.

 

·         Private Gould was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg, PA. on July 1st , 1863, and died of his wounds on July14th at the age of 19.

 

·         He was one of three veterans from Southborough killed in action at Gettysburg.    
                                                      

·         Private Francis A. Gould’s remains were buried in Southborough.

PRIVATE      CHARLES A. TRASK         

 

·         Private Charles Trask was born in Stark, Maine, on March 29th, 1841.

 

·         He enlisted in May 1861, and mustered into the Massachusetts Volunteers, Infantry.

 

·         Between September 1861 and September 1862, he fought in ten battles including, second Bull Run, Chantilly, and Antietam. 

 

·         Private Trask was wounded on September 17th    at the battle at Antietam, MD. and died at the Military Hospital in Chambersburg, PA on October 2nd, 1862, at the age of 21.     

 

·         Private Charles Trask’s remains were buried in Chambersburg, PA.

 

PRIVATE       EUGENE A. FREDERICK   

 

 Private Eugene Frederick was born in Southborough, MA, on September 17th, 1844.

 

·      He enlisted in December 1863 and mustered into the Massachusetts Volunteers, Infantry.

 

·      From May 6th to June 12th, 1864, he fought in six conflicts.

 

·      Private Frederick was killed in Petersburg, VA. on June 17th, 1864 in a successful charge on the enemy’s lines, at the age of 19.                                                      

 

·       Private Eugene A. Frederick’s remains were buried in Southborough.  

Fourth of July Activities and Fireworks

Massachusetts Tourism Bureau ideas for the weekend

Fireworks

Boston Harborfest

The pops on the esplanade

Fireworks to Light Up Worcester

Worcester, MA  - Put on your red, white and blue and grab your spot early for Worcester’s Fourth of July celebration sponsored by Fallon Community Health Plan. The Independence Day celebration will take place on Friday, July 1, at East Park on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester. The park opens at 6:00 PM with plenty of choices for dinner or a snack and treats for the little ones. A ceremonial flag raising will get revelers into the spirit followed by patriotic music at 8:00 PM performed by the acclaimed Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra as part of their Summer Concert Series. A dazzling fireworks display at 9:30 PM will fill the air with with a brilliant show.

"The great City of Worcester deserves a Fourth of July celebration equal to its rich history of innovation, its passionate commitment to community and its energetic optimism for the future," said Patrick Hughes, President and CEO of Fallon Community Health Plan. "As a long-time Worcester-based company, it’s particularly meaningful for FCHP to continue being part of this wonderful, family-fun tradition."

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce plays a major role in coordinating the event. Richard B. Kennedy, president and CEO of the Chamber states, "The Chamber is pleased to coordinate Worcester's Fourth of July celebration and appreciate the support of so many organizations who have once again stepped up to the plate to make the evening a reality. Thousands will share in this wonderful community spirit as we unite to celebrate our independence."

The fireworks celebration is coordinated by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of Worcester.

Other sponsors include: Price Chopper, Polar Beverages, CSX, Telegram and Gazette, 96.1 WSRS, WTAG 580AM/94.9FM, Charter TV 3, Charter Communications and the Carpenters Union.

The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra’s appearance is part of the Bank of America Summer Concert Series.

The rain date is scheduled for Saturday, July 2.

 

 
 

 

MA/NH Essential E-news
July
2011

 

 

In the News...

A new study shows that drinking caffeinated coffee may actually be good for our brains, and may even help keep Alzheimer's at bay. Click to read more.

24/7 Helpline, Call us @ 800.272.3900
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We don't take a vacation ... but we are here for you even if you are on vacation. The 24/7 Helpline can help with questions about caregiving, treatment, diagnosis -- or if you just really need to talk with someone about Alzheimer's. It does not need to be a crisis. In fact, we can help you avoid situations that may feel like a crisis. Call us at 800.272.3900 or visit Helpline online.

Sign Up Now to Walk to End Alzheimer's

2011 Alzheimer's Facts and Figures
Alzheimer's Facts & Figures

September - October, 2011

If you need more reasons, click on the video above. Join us at one of 12 locations in MA/NH. Mark your calendar for the 2011 Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. Start or join a team today. Call 617.393.2050 or Click.   

Finding a Cure Takes Volunteers
Volunteering for clinical trials is one of the most immediate ways you can make a difference, not only for yourself, but also for generations to come. Without volunteers, finding a cure is virtually impossible. TrialMatch can help match you to a trial. There is no cost and it is easy to use. Be a hero and get started today. Call 800.272.3900 or click here.
Essential Skills for Caregivers New Series

We provide education and practical tools to those caring for someone with dementia.  Improved day-to-day living and overall quality of life for the person with dementia and the caregiver is the goal. We cover communication techniques, strategies to manage difficult behaviors, and safety in the home. Specifically designed with family caregivers in mind. No professional caregivers please! Call 6

17.868.6718 or Click for info or registration.

Volunteer Natalia Laskaris      Salem, MA

Natalia LaskarisWhy did you become a volunteer? My family attended Early Stage Alzheimer's classes when my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. At the time my husband and I were already caring for my mother-in-law who had the disease. While at the Alzheimer's meeting I learned about the Memory Ride and signed up with my brother & sister-in-law for the 150 2-day ride in 2006. I hadn't ridden a bike since I was 15! The next year I volunteered and have been lucky enough to be a small part of this great organization.

What do you do? I'm a volunteer on the Memory Ride Committee,  in charge of the raffle which is a perk for the riders and used to raise funds. It is fun to send out the requests and see all the great donations come in!  This year we have 3 pairs of concert tickets donated by WXRV, lots of great restaurant gift certificates and autographed memorabilia from the Red Sox, Bruins & Patriots!   

What do you like best? I volunteer because it gives me the opportunity to be a part in finding a cure and to give back to an organization that helped me and my family, and many many other families. Being able to make sure they are there to help others is important to me. Although my father & mother-in-law both have passed, being part of the Ride and fighting to find a cure is a way to honor them and to do my part in hopes that others don't have to suffer with this awful disease.

 

 

Empower yourself; learn about Alzheimer's

Call 800.272.3900 or click on the links below!

What is Alzheimer's?

Learn about Alzheimer's disease, steps for a diagnosis, and Alzheimer's Association services and local resources.

For locations and information, click

Legal and Financial: Issues and Answers

Learn more about Legal & Financial issues that can affect families affected by Alzheimer's. Sign up for one of our 1.5 hour workshops, presented by an elder law attorney.

For locations and information, click for a complete schedule. 
Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

Knowing the 10 Warning Signs for Alzheimer's can help determine if it's important to speak to your doctor and get a diagnosis for yourself or someone you care about. Early detection matters! For locations and information, click.  

Washington Wants YOUR Input
dc forum 

Thanks to the hard work of thousands of Alzheimer Advocates, the National Alzheimer Project Act (NAPA) was passed. NOW, our federal officials want to hear from you about the challenges and needs of people with Alzheimer's. Two NAPA Listening Sessions are set:

Aug.16, Newton Public Library, MA

Aug.18, Manchester Public Library, NH
Watch for your special invite alert! Save the date. For info e-mail Jennifer Carter

 

Yankee Homecoming Parade  Aug. 7th

The Alzheimer's Association MA/NH will be part of the 2011 Newburyport, MA Yankee Homecoming Parade. Will you march with us? Ask your family, friends and neighbors to join in on August 7th. The parade starts at noon and is a 3 mile route along High Street in Newburyport. The parade ends around 3 p.m.  Be part of the second oldest town festival in the country! Anyone interested in participating can contact Dale Granger-Eckert for more information. 

Support Group Leader Training     Aug. 10th

Wednesday, August 10th                   10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Watertown, MA
Basic Training is designed for professionals and former family caregivers who want to become facilitators for Alzheimer caregiver support groups. We cover the fundamentals of Alzheimer's and other dementias, group dynamics, special problems and concerns in Alzheimer caregiver groups, group management and promotion, and group leader roles and responsibilities.
Cost: $65 includes materials, CEUs and lunch ($40 for those not receiving CEU's).**  CEUs: Social Work 5.5; Nursing 6.6; LMHC 5.5; Activity Professionals 5.5
For info or to register, call 617.868.6718.
 

(** Registration fee cannot be refunded for non-attendance.)

 
THIS MONTH!
Memory Ride
Coming July 23rd!
Click, learn more, sign up! Ride options from 11-mile up to 100-mile.
This is our biggest year ever--which means we also need volunteers. The word is out -- it's THE Ride!
Coping with Early Memory Loss

Introductory program about Alzheimer's disease and related dementia and medical/non-medical treatment options for people newly diagnosed and their family and friends.

Two sessions coming up: 

July 20th 6-8 p.m. Watertown, MA

July 26th 5-7 p.m.
Raynham, MA
Register by e-mail or call  800.272.3900.

  
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Join AlzTogether, the young leadership group of the Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter, on July 21st to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's  during at their first Cornhole Tournament! Compete for the Championship title while enjoying complimentary appetizers, meeting new people, and supporting a great cause! For more information and to register, click here. For info about AlzTogether, e-mail us.

Calling NH Baseball Fans!
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Fisher Cats vs Portland Sea Dogs

July 24, 2011

1:35 p.m.

Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, One Line Drive, Manchester, NH

 Tickets can be purchased by calling 603.606.6590 or just click and enter promo code ALZWALK. 

 

Worcester Baseball Fans!
Worcester Tornadoes
Strike Out Alzheimer's! Attend the Worcester Tornadoes baseball game.
Friday, July 29th
7 p.m. 
Tornadoes face off against  New York Federals.
Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, Worcester. Tickets: $10.
Purchase from our office in advance to benefit the Alzheimer cause. E-mail Christine Brown for info or ordering.
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Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

 

BOATERS! REPORT ENTANGLED MARINE ANIMALS AT SEA

 

fishing nets,floats,industry,PhotographsMassachusetts coastal waters are home to endangered marine animals including sea turtles and whales.  Entanglement in marine debris and fishing gear such as rope, netting, and hooks are leading causes of serious injury and mortality for these animals.  The Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS) ask all boaters to immediately report sightings of entangled marine animals, alive or dead, by calling the Marine Animal Entanglement Hotline at 1-800-900-3622 or 866-755-NOAA or by hailing the U.S. Coast Guard on VHF Channel 16.  An entanglement response team at PCCS is on-call and committed to providing safe and effective disentanglement of marine animals in the waters off Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

 

What else can a boat operator do? Though your first instinct may be to try and free the animal, entanglement experts strongly urge you to resist the understandably natural impulse to assist the animal. Safety is a serious concern as disentanglement attempts by untrained people can be detrimental to the animal and result in serious injury to those involved.  Cutting ropes or gear on your own may also cause problems for the entangled animal or create future entanglement issues for marine animals swimming through drifting lines or gear. Finally, boaters do not have the legal authority to perform disentanglements or touch another person’s fishing gear.  Sea turtles and most large whales are protected endangered species and it is illegal to handle them without a permit.

 

The following tips are offered by the partnering agencies for anyone encountering an entangled marine animal:

  • Report the entanglement sighting immediately. Don’t wait until you get back to land.

  • Do NOT touch the animal or the entangled gear.

  • Maintain a safe distance from the animal in trouble.

  • Record the time and coordinates of the animal’s location. 

  • Be alert for trailing lines which may foul props.

  • Be prepared to stand by until responders arrive.

  • Note the appearance of the animal and type of entangling gear.

  • If at all possible, photograph or video the sighting from a safe distance.

 

In addition, operators of all vessels at sea are reminded to secure trash, gear, and other items that may be mistaken for food by marine animals or cause entanglements. Harbormasters, marinas, sporting groups, and marine supply stores are encouraged to share the above information and hotline number with others in order to make the boating public aware of the safest and most effective way to assist entangled marine animals. For further information, contact Scott Landry of the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies at sclandry@coastalstudies.org  or call him at (508) 487-3623 x102

 

July 16 -- Project WILD Workshop, Sudbury Educators of kids in grades k-12 are invited to the Assabet National Wildlife Refuge for a fun, useful and hands-on 6-hour workshop that focuses on the Project WILD activity guides. Project WILD is an interdisciplinary, conservation, and environmental education program that emphasizes wildlife, people and the environment. Project WILD is sponsored by DFW and the Mass. Wildlife Federation. Pre-registration is required--for more details contact Kizette Orizvanger@fws.gov or call (978) 562-3527 x117.

July 16 & 17 -- Trailblazing for Outdoorswomen, Savoy The class is designed to introduce adult women to the idea of personally dealing with factors that are an inherent part of off-trail wilderness travel in Savoy State Forest. Learn how to handle what's out there when you venture from the trodden path. Registration materials are available at: www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/education/bow/bow_calendar.htm. Registration deadline is July 8, 2011.

June 27, 2011 - Continuing with the names on the monument.  2011 marks the 150th anniversary of a war that tore apart families and beliefs.

PRIVATE       EUGENE A. FREDERICK   

·         Private Eugene Frederick was born in Southborough, MA, on September 17th, 1844.

·         He enlisted in December 1863 and mustered into the Massachusetts Volunteers, Infantry.

·         From May 6th to June 12th, 1864, he fought in six conflicts.

·         Private Frederick was killed in Petersburg, VA. on June 17th, 1864 in a successful charge on the enemy’s lines, at the age of 19.                                                      

·          Private Eugene A. Frederick’s remains were buried in Southborough.

PRIVATE        FRANCIS A. GOULD   

·          Private Francis Gould was born in Lancaster, MA, on July 28th, 1841.                   

·         He enlisted in July 1861 and mustered into the Massachusetts Volunteers, Infantry.

·         From September 1861 to May 1863, he fought in 15 conflicts.  Including the second Battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville.

·         Private Gould was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg, PA. on July 1st , 1863, and died of his wounds on July14th at the age of 19.

·         He was one of three veterans from Southborough killed in action at Gettysburg.                                                            

·         Private Francis A. Gould’s remains were buried in Southborough.

PRIVATE      CHRLES A. TRASK         

·         Private Charles Trask was born in Stark, Maine, on March 29th, 1841.

·         He enlisted in May 1861, and mustered into the Massachusetts Volunteers, Infantry.

·         Between September 1861 and September 1862, he fought in ten battles including, second Bull Run, Chantilly, and Antietam. 

·         Private Trask was wounded on September 17th    at the battle at Antietam, MD. and died at the Military Hospital in Chambersburg, PA on October 2nd, 1862, at the age of 21.    

·         Private Charles Trask’s remains were buried in Chambersburg, PA.

Framingham REI — "Mother Nature's Child" Film (Boston)

·         Date: 6/27/2011

·         Event Location: Hunnewell Building Visitors Center

·         Event Fee: See event details

·         Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (EDT)

·         Leader: Arnold Arboretum

Description: The free film Mother Nature's Child explores nature's powerful role in children's health and development through the experience of toddlers, children in middle childhood and adolescents. The film marks a moment in time when a living generation can still recall childhoods of free play outdoors; this will not be true for most children growing up today. The effects of "nature deficit disorder" are now being noted across the country in epidemics of child obesity, attention disorders, and depression. Mother Nature's Child asks the questions: Why do children need unstructured time outside? What is the place of risk-taking in healthy child development? How is play a form of learning? Why are teachers resistant to taking students outside? How can city kids connect with nature? What does it mean to educate the 'whole' child?

Store Sponsor: Framingham REI

 

Phone Number:

 

Phone: (508) 270-6325

Store Hours:

 

M-F 10 am - 9 pm

Saturday 10 am - 9 pm

Sunday 11 am - 6 pm

Note: Special Store Hours

 

 CSX is on the agenda for tomorrow night at the Westborough Selectmen's meeting to start the public hearing for the site plan for their project.  Westborough departments have not had adequate time to provide comments so CSX will make a presentation and then there will be questions from the Selectmen and public and then it will be continued to another date.  This will be for the siting of the CSX transflo station on Walkup Drive off Flanders Road, just about a mile from the Southborough Town line.

ZERNER, Blanche D. (Deutsch) Of Southborough, formerly of Hull. Entered into rest June 24, 2011 at the age of 102. Beloved wife of the late Maurice Zerner. Devoted mother of Diane Kizner and her husband Melvin of Southborough and the late Dr. Michael Zerner. Beloved sister of the late Regina Schwartz, Harriet Goldberg, Julius Deutsch and Irving Deutsch. Cherished grandmother of Stephanie Meyer and her husband Keith, Jonathan Kizner, Erik Zerner, Emma Zerner and the late Jennifer Goldfarb. Great grandmother of Benjamin, Henry, Charlie, Chloe, Samantha and Danielle, and a grandson in law Dr. Jay Goldfarb. Blanche was a well known and highly respected realtor in the Town of Hull. Graveside services will be held at Hull Village Cemetery, Nantasket Ave., Hull, on Monday, June 27, 2011at 11:00 AM. Memorial observance will be on Monday from 7:00-9:00 PM and on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 PM at the summer home of Diane & Mel. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to Temple Beth Sholom, 600 Nantasket Ave., Hull,MA02045. Stanetsky Memorial Chapel 781-821-4600 www.stanetskycanton.com

Lynn M. (McConaghy) Strzelewicz, 43, of Millbury, died on Friday, June 24, 2011 in Worcester from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Born in Worcester, she is the daughter of Frederick and Margaret "Peggy" (Antonio) McConaghy of Millbury. She was educated in Westborough schools and was a 1985 graduate of Westborough High School.

Lynn worked for Salisbury Associates in Worcester and in later years worked in Framingham for medical billing. She also served as a special police officer for Westborough and Southborough.

Lynn was a gentle and loving person.  In addition to her parents she is survived by her two daughters, Amanda and Christina Strzelewicz; her sister, Leslie Wilson and her husband, Todd, and their children, Derek, Justine and Karyn of Bluffton, SC; her brother, Keith McConaghy and his wife, Elizabeth and their son, Kellan, of Scottsdale, AZ; her aunts, Linda Fortier and her husband, Richard, of Sturbridge, Joan Antonio of Westborough, Maureen McEachern and her husband, Colin, of Stoneham and her uncle, Richard McConaghy and his wife, Theresa, of Medford.  Lynn was the mother of the late Christopher John Strzelewicz.

Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 29, at 10:30 A.M. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery. There are no public calling hours. Close family members will gather at the funeral home prior to the funeral Mass.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Harper-Pickering Westborough Funeral Home, 62 West Main St., Westborough.  westboroughfuneralhome.com

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

HIGHLAND STREET FOUNDATION UNDERWRITES FREE FUN FRIDAY AT GARDEN IN THE WOODS

 

We are delighted to announce that New England Wild Flower Society has been chosen by the Highland Street Foundation to participate in the Foundation's Free Fun Fridays program. On July 15, 2011, admission to Garden in the Woods will be free for all. No registration or tickets required - just visit and enjoy! Click here to see the other museums and cultural attractions that you can visit on Fridays from July 1 through August 26, courtesty of the Highland Street Foundation.

Saying Goodbye

June 26, 2011 - L - R Amy Comcowich, Associate Director of Religious Education, Ruth Flynn, outgoing Director, Father James Flynn of St. Matthew Parish and Mrs. Kristin Merrill the new Director of Religious Education at Ruth's retirement party.  Ruth retired after many years of service teaching religious education to St. Matthews young parishioners.  A Farewell party was held in her honor this afternoon at St. Matthew's where many of her students and former students turned out to wish her well.

Senior Center Activities

27 Monday 28Tuesday 29 Wednesday 30 Thursday 1 Friday 2 Saturday
8:30 Health Clinic 8:30 walking group 8:30 Health Clinic 9:30 Mah Jongg 10:00 Beginner Bocce open 9:00 AM Noon

 

 

9:30 A Matter of Balance 9:30 Tai Chi 9:00 MFA Bus Trip 10:00 Beginner Poker 10:00 Canasta
9:30 Cribbage 10 Bocce 9:00 Yoga 10:00 Beginner Tai Chi 1:00 Water Aerobics
12:00 Blue Plate Special 12:00 Ping Pong 9:30 Pool 10:00 AM Bocce  
1:00 Beginners Pool   10:00 Creative Writers 12:00 Bridge  
         
Sunday  26 Monday 27 Tuesday 28 Wednesday 29 Thursday 30 Friday 1 Saturday 2
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

 


 

Southborough meetings

June 27,  to July 1, 2010

Meeting Date Time Place
Advisory Board - Agenda June 27 7:30 PM Upper room Cordaville Hall 9 Cordaville Road
Drafting Committee for Town Manager Legislation - Agenda June 27 7:00 PM Lower Level, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Board of Selectmen - Agenda June 27 6:30 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Planning Board - Agenda June 27 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Board of Assessors - Agenda June 28 4:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Northborough/Southborough Regional Collective Bargaining Subcommittee - Agenda June 29 5:00 PM Principal's Conference Room, Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough

Algonquin Regional News

APTO

SCHOLARSHIP

RECIPIENTS

At Awards Night, APTO was pleased to

present five, $500 scholarships to five

extraordinary students for their outstanding

achievements. The students were rated in

the following categories: APTO essay,

participation in school clubs and events,

participation with various sport teams,

community service, participation in clubs

outside of school, support to other students,

work experience and their letter of

recommendation.

The five winners were:

Leah Gaffney

William Hegarty

Haven Jones

Edward Lowe

Shelby Wagner

Thanks to all who support APTO. Your

annual dues and support to APTO activities

make the scholarships possible.

 

T-hawks of the Month

June – 2011

Emily Polanowicz – Rugby

Julia Murphy – Girls Lacrosse

Emma Decker – Girls Lacrosse

Jennie Weste – Girls Lacrosse

Conor Healey – Boys Lacrosse

Taylor Page – Softball

 

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

Thank you to all who contributed to this year’s very successful Post Prom Party.

With the financial help of the 111 parents and 28 local businesses listed below, we were

once again able to provide a fun, safe, and alcohol/drug-free all night party at the New

England Sports Center following the Junior Prom on May 7th. From midnight to 5 a.m.,

about 380 students and their guests were treated to unlimited food, music, and a wide

variety of entertainment, including a hypnotist, movies, billiards, caricature and tattoo

artists, photo key chains, inflatables, arcade games, and ice skating.

This was APTO’s 17th year sponsoring the Post Prom Party as a free event for

students and their guests. This would not have been possible without the outstanding

support of the Algonquin community. Thank you.

BUSINESSES ($4038 donated by 28 Businesses)

Please express your appreciation to these local businesses that provide financial

support for your Algonquin students.

Algonquin Parent Teacher Org.

 Middlesex Savings Bank

Bonardi's Formal Wear

Bertucci’s Restaurant

Capital Group Properties

St. Mary’s Credit Union

Honey Farms, Inc.

DiManno Masonry Co. Inc.

First Student Bus Company

Saint Matthew Church Marlborough Savings Bank

Domino's Pizza

Lexus of Northborough

St. Rose of Lima Church Northboro

House of Pizza

Dr. Bruce Field, Orthodontist

Roche Bros.

N/S Safety Network Hays Funeral Home

Kendall Homes, Inc

Le Petite Studio Photography

Northwood Insurance Agency

Proctor School PTO

Quik Print

Southboro Dental Associates

Southboro Police Association

Wegmans

Zeh School PTO

 

Southborough Food Pantry

view detailsNeeds your help in keeping our shelves stocked for the summer months.  If you bring in just one item imagine how much we'll have!  We need cereal, canned chicken, canned fruit, coffee, ice tea mix, paper products, detergent, dish soap and diapers sizes 4 & 6.  Freezer pops for the kids would be great too!  Monetary donations can be sent to Southborough Food Pantry, PO Box 281, Southborough, MA 01772.  Gift cards are always welcome.  Pantry hours are Tuesdays 7-8 and Fridays 10- 11 am, located at Pilgrim Church hall, 15 Common Street, Southborough.

Sports and Recreation

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