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July 24, 2011 - July 30, 2011

Like Grand Central

July 30, 2011 - The Fitzgerald's General Store parking lot is full most times at peak rush hours that MBTA  trains roll into the Southborough Station.  So many vehicles  park in the store lot that customers that use Fitzgeralds have been doing a lot of complaining to the management about the lack of parking for store use as most spaces are filled with drivers awaiting train passengers. 

 

Have a dusty or dirty car/truck?  Make that vehicle look like new again by taking it to Choice Car Wash located at 155 Boston Road Southborough.  Hours are Monday thru Friday 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Saturday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Sunday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

 

Taking a long trip? driving your child to college next month?  Get that vehicle checked out and and ready for the road trip.  Call Southboro Auto Tech at 508-485-9082 for an appointment.

Space Weather News for July 30, 2011
 http://spaceweather.com

 
 Solar and geomagnetic activity continues to intensify on July 30th.  The day began with an almost-X class solar flare from big sunspot 1261. This was followed by an unrelated geomagnetic storm (magnitude Kp=5) prompted by a fluctuation in the solar wind.  At the time this alert is being issued (July 30th @ 2200 UT) the geomagnetic storm is still underway.  High-latitude sky watchers, especially in the southern hemisphere where skies are winter-dark, should be alert for auroras.  Details and updates at http://spaceweather.com
 
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Native BUZZ

Container Gardening for Pollinators.

Exhibit runs June 15 - August 31, 2011.

Pollinators bring movement, color, excitement and “buzz” to our gardensButterflies, hummingbirds, and bees all play critical roles in the life cycle of our native plants, which in turn provide them with nectar, pollen and food for their young. The intent of this exhibit is to explore the many and varied ways a container gardener can attract pollinators using native plants in unique and creative containers.

This first-ever publicly-created  exhibit at Garden in the Woods challenges competitors to “think outside the pot” to create containers to showcase pollinator-friendly native plants. 

Containers are large, small, whimsical, colorful ... and they serve the needs of our native pollinators as well tell a story.

There are three categories of exhibitors: Youth (ages 17 and under), Amateur, and Professional.  A panel of horticulture experts have selected 14 exhibitors whose statements of intent best match the theme of the exhibit.

Three of the exhibits are by professional designers Deborah Lee, Lisa Mattei, and the team of Rachel Wolff Lander and Steven Ziglar. Nine exhibits are by amateurs and garden clubs, including the Amherst Garden Club, Kathy Branagan, Concord Garden Club, Framingham Garden Club (three exhibits), Friends of Myles Standish State Forest, and the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. Three exhibits were created by youths and youth groups, including Sidney McGrath and Sudbury Girl Scouts Troop 72498 (two exhibits).   

Garden in the Woods provides an exceptional setting for “Native Buzz” -- to showcase the creative design and horticultural talents of individuals and groups and to be judged by not only a panel of outstanding professionals, but also enjoyed by the public along with thousands of visiting pollinators. The public is also invited to vote for the People's Choice Awards every day of the exhibit until August 16. People's Choice Award winners will then be annouced on August 17.

After the show concludes on August 31, exhibitors will take down their entries and remove the plants to permanent homes in their communities. We have requested that the plants be used in pre-arranged and approved civic projects in exhibitors' towns. 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham, Holliston, Hudson, Natick, Southborough, Wayland, and Wellesley Local Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Seussical

August 5, 2011      7:30  9:30 PM

August 6, 2011   2:00 and 7:30 PM

Hudson High Auditorium

69 Brigham Street

River's Edge Players present Seussical. A musical by Lynn Aherns and Michael Flaherty based on the works of Dr. Seuss. The story centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge--not only must he protect his tiny friend Jojo (and all the invisible Whos) from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him, the only one who recognizes "his kind and his powerful heart." Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant, in a story that makes you laugh and cry.

Employment Opportunity
 
Temporary Help Needed
 
Department of Public Works
 

The Town of Northborough Public Works Department seeks full-time, temporary seasonal staff to assist with grounds maintenance at the various parks and other Town-owned properties through early Fall. Responsibilities include operating light equipment such as mowers, trimmers, weedwackers & leaf blowers; trash pick-up; and performing manual labor related to landscaping and park maintenance. Hours are 7:00am to 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Must be at least 18 yrs of age to operate light equipment and have a valid Class D Driver’s License. Position pays $9.00/hr.

 

Interested candidates must submit a resume or completed application form to the Town Administrator’s Office, 63 Main Street, Northborough. Submission deadline is August 5, 2011; open until filled. AA/EOE

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Nature Walks & Outings
 10:30 am - 12:00 noon, seasonally
 Meet at The Nature Connection,
 Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts
 40 Stow Street, Concord, Mass 01742

 
 Guided by The Nature Connection staff and volunteers, seasonal outings explore the beauty and richness of local habitats. Come with your interests and knowledge, and see what others bring. A great way to learn about nature, rejuvenate, and meet new friends. All are welcome! For more information about our next walk, please contact Sophie Wadsworth at: (978) 369-2585 or swadsworth@nature-connection.org
The Jr. T-Hawks are excited to host the 2011 AYFC FUN COMP
   
 Saturday,  September 24th, 2011
 Algonquin Regional High School,  Northboro
 
 Complete and return the 
REGISTRATION FORM before August 12th.
 
 Thank You Central Mass AYFC for your support and this opportunity to
 welcome our fellow conference cheerleaders into our gym!
Central MA Mosquito Control plans on spraying certain areas in Southborough for Mosquitoes on the following days: July 28, August 3 and 4, 2011.  For more information about the mosquito – its life cycle, various families and how to eliminate mosquito breeding areas from your home, click here.

Lucky Horse Equine Rescue

Open House / Meet & Greet- July 30- 5pm

Come meet our rescues, take a tour of the property and learn more about volunteer opportunities at Lucky Horse.  The open house generally lasts about 1 hour - refreshments will be served.  No need to register - just show up!

Feel free to audit our Natural Horsemanship class immediately following at 6pm

 

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Wanted: foster homes

Do you have experience owning, caring for, and training a Lab? Do you have a fenced-in yard? Do you have time to exercise and supervise a dog for a week or two?

We have on-going needs throughout our service area for foster homes for Labs that have been surrendered by their owners and are awaiting adoption.

Foster homes provide a temporary residence where the dogs can be observed in a natural, family setting (not a kennel), pending adoption by previously screened applicants. The typical stay in foster care is 1-2 weeks.

We need Lab-savvy people who can give reliable feedback on a Lab's behavior so we can match the Lab to an appropriate home.

If you think you can provide a good foster home, please complete a foster application: Word Format or PDF Format

Free Adobe Acrobat Reader for reading PDF files.
or
Call our hotline at (978) 356-2982  leave your name and address, and we will mail you an application.

For more information or if you have questions, call our hotline.

Get in your best shape.  Join Every Body Balance today. 

Method, Pilates, Yoga, Personal Training Reformer training are taught by experienced trainers.  Gain Strength and flexibility.  Relieve the stress of the day behind.  Classes for everyone.  Take a group class or individualize your program.   Conveniently located on Route 30 @ 155 Boston Road in Southborough. 

Summer 2011

  • Active Military on Leave or Visiting Town?
    • Stop in and Take Class Free
  • Summer Schedule Starts June 23, 2011
  • Come See Our New Fitness Clothing
    • Brazilian Pants, Shirts, Shorts and More
  • New to Pilates ? Start Here!
  • Special Student Summer Membership - 250.00
    • 90 Days Unlimited with a Student ID
  • Ask About Our Session Based Classes
    • Boot Camp
    • Teen Yoga Fusion
    • Pre Teen Yoga Fusion

 

Help Out the Vanni Family

As Jeanne Vanni continues her battle with cancer, friends have set up a "Vanni Family Community" on the "Lotsa Helping Hands" website to assist the Vanni Family with meals and other tasks.  Please visit the site using the following link where you may also sign up to help out.  https://www.lotsahelpinghands.com/c/602017/login

Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.


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regional offices:

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Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Nighthawk Survey Field Trip

Date: Wednesday, August 24, Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Location: Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Lincoln

Leader/Speaker: Nighthawk survey management team: Jeff Slovin, Norm Levey, and Ron McAdow

Welcome to the 2011 edition of the SuAsCo/Nashua Rivers and Beyond Nighthawk Survey. Our first migrating nighthawks are expected about the second week of August. It is time to make plans and choose your observation sites.

The management team will lead a field trip on the drumlin at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 24. With a little luck we will have an opportunity to see nighthawks in flight and refine our identification skills. Jeff Slovin will be present to answer questions you may have about the web site and the data entry process. 

Keep in mind the sanctuary closes at 5 p.m. and our activities will be restricted to the overflow parking lot and the observation area on the drumlin. 

For more information, visit http://www.borobirding.net/.  If you have questions, please send an email message to nighthawks@borobirding.net.

Free Event

Register for this Event

 

Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) Survey

 

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs is conducting a survey on residents' preferences for recreational activities. Survey responses will help inform the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) process and guide future use of Land & Water Conservation Fund grant funds.

Please participate in this important survey and forward it on to others too. Organizations, please share it with your members so as much feedback as possible can be captured. Make your views known and be included by completing the survey
here.

AGAINST THE TIDE  
Saturday, August 20, 2011  
DCR’s Nickerson State Park
Brewster, MA

Against the Tide is an annual family-friendly fundraising event to benefit the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition. The event consists of several different activities - 2 one-mile swims – competitive OR recreational, a two-mile kayak, a three-mile recreational walk  and a 5K fun run. Participate in 1,2 or 3 of the 5 events!

NOTE FOR KAYAK EVENT: Early registration is recommended as this event fills quickly and there is a limited quantity of donated kayaks to use, courtesy of our sponsor. You will be notified if you are eligible for a donated kayak.  Otherwise, you will need to bring your own kayak and we will do our best to  assist you in loading/unloading.  ALL participants under the age of 18 MUST have an adult with them in the kayak.

Second Time Around

July 27, 2011 - Baby Robins call out for their food.  Many birds have had second nestings of babies.

Another Miss

July 27, 2011 - Storm clouds over Westborough.  Yesterday, Southborough missed another storm.

Statewide ban on importing firewood.Firewood
 
 As of July, 2011 New Hampshire has banned the importation of untreated firewood without a commercial or home heating compliance agreement   Firewood is a major source of damaging insects and diseases.  This ban will help protect the health on New Hampshire's forests.   
 
 Kiln-dried, packaged firewood is exempt from this ban.
 
 Click here to visit our Firewood webpage or for information on obtaining a commercial or home heating compliance agreement.
 

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


BIG SUNSPOTS: After more than a week of quiet, solar activity is picking up with the emergence of two large sunspot groups on the sun's northeastern limb.  The active regions are crackling with C- and M-class solar flares.  So far none of the eruptions has been squarely Earth directed, but that could change in the days ahead as solar rotation turns the sunspots to face our planet. Visit http://spaceweather.com for images and more information.

SUNSPOT TELESCOPE:  Explore Scientific's White Light Solar Observing System is perfect for monitoring large sunspots (and small ones too) and it is now available in the Space Weather Store:
http://www.shopspaceweather.com/explore-scientific-white-light-solar-observer-system.aspx

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Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

 

fire extinguishers,fire prevention,fire protection,fires,hardware,households,industries,industry,safety devices,tools,workshopsSOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

                                DAILY LOG

 

Tuesday 7/19/11

 

08:01 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES ADAMS CR 

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF GOODSPEED

    E23  LT PELTIER      FF MARTINS

09:15 PLAN REVIEW - COMMERCIAL RICHARDS RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

09:45 SCHOOL FIRE DRILL MAIN ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

11:45 EMS CALL WOODBURY RD 

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF GOODSPEED

13:45 SCHOOL FIRE DRILL MARLBORO RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

15:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE MAIN ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

15:24 EMS CALL WOODBURY RD 

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF MARTINS

15:30 26F REINSPECTION OVERLOOK DR 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

16:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE WALKER ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

20:37 SMOKE SCARE, ODOR OF SMOKE JOHN ST 

    E22  LT PELTIER      FF MARTINS

Wednesday 7/20/11

06:59 ALARM SYSTEM, UNINTENTIONAL PINE HILL DR 

    E22  LT PELTIER      FF MARTINS

    E23  FF FRANKS       FF GOODSPEED

08:00 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION PINE HILL DR 

    C27  CAPT MAUR

09:59 EMS CALL COSLIN DR

    A28  FF KANE         FF WILLS

    C30  FF NAVAROLI

10:00 PROPANE INSPECTION COSLIN DR 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE BARN LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

14:10 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR FLAGG RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

14:15 PLAN REVIEW - COMMERCIAL ST MARTIN DR 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

14:30 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT ST MARKS CR 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

14:31 EMS CALL TURNPIKE RD and CRYSTAL POND RD

    A28  FF KANE         FF WILLS

    C30  CAPT HUBLEY 

16:04 UNITENTIONAL TRANMISSION OF AL VILLAGE PATH PT 

    E22  CAPT HUBLEY     FF NAVAROLI     FF ASPESI

    E23  FF WILLS        FF KANE

19:16 ANIMAL PROBLEM MARLBORO RD 

    E22  CAPT HUBLEY     FF NAVAROLI     FF ASPESI

Thursday 7/21/11

09:01 ASSIST INVALID WOODBURY RD 

13:00 ASSIST INVALID WOODBURY RD 

    A28  LT DANO         FF PIERCE

13:33 POWER LINE DOWN CORDAVILLE RD and TURNPIKE RD

    E23  LT DANO         FF STRONG

14:17 HAZ MAT INVESTIGATION W/NO HAZ MAIN ST 

    E23  LT DANO         FF STRONG

17:51 EMS CALL SOUTHVILLE RD 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

    E23  LT DANO         FF STRONG

Friday 7/22/11

06:55 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF NAVAROLI

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

    E22  LT DANO         FF NEAL

12:52 EMS CALL CORDAVILLE RD 

    A28  FF NAVAROLI     FF ASPESI

    E22  LT DANO         FF WILLS

13:35 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A29  LT DANO         FF WILLS

14:39 GAS LEAK (NATURAL GAS OR LPG) SCHIPPER FARM LN 

    E22  LT DANO         FF WILLS

16:50 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES NORTHBORO RD 

    A28  FF NAVAROLI     FF ASPESI

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

    E22  LT DANO         FF WILLS

Saturday 7/23/11

01:00 ODOR OF SMOKE OAK HILL RD 

    E22  LT DANO         FF WILLS

    E23  FF ASPESI       FF MARTINS

12:21 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT VALLEY RD 

    E22  LT DANO         FF PIERCE

    E23  FF STRONG       FF NEAL

16:10 EMS CALL WILLIAM ONTHANK LN 

    A28  FF NEAL         FF STRONG

    C30  LT DANO

22:06 UNITENTIONAL TRANMISSION OF AL PINE HILL DR 

    E22  LT DANO         FF PIERCE

    E23  FF STRONG       FF NEAL

Sunday 7/24/11

04:34 EMS CALL HIGHLAND ST 

    A28  FF STRONG       FF NEAL

    C30  FF PIERCE

17:18 VEHICLE FIRE MASS TURNPIKE    

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF ASPESI

    E23  FF ROACH        FF HOGAN

Monday 7/25/11

05:03 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO PRESIDENTIAL DR 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF ASPESI

    E23  FF ROACH        FF NEAL

13:00 PLAN REVIEW MEETING CORDAVILLE RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

23:54 EMS CALL SOUTHVILLE RD 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF MARTINS

    C30  FF SHANAHAN

Town of Westborough

Confidential Administrative Assistant

 

Full-time Confidential Administrative Assistant position available in the Selectmen/Town Manager’s Office.  Position is highly visible, fast-paced and involves extensive public contact.  Duties include assistant Town Manager, performing general clerical tasks, attending meetings, compiling agendas and taking minutes.  Position is 40 hours with benefits.  Experience in MS Office.  Minimum 2+ Yrs college.  Hiring rate $17.62 per hour.  Please send resume by 5:00 PM on 8/8/11 to Asst. Town Manager/HR Director, 34 W. Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581 or via email at kwilliams@town.westborough.ma.us  EEO/AA

In Control Crash Prevention

In This Issue
Help Wanted
Families Save
Groups Save

Help Wanted

Do you know someone that can help us introduce In Control's  program to more people?  We are looking for everything from full time sales professionals to volunteer ambassadors at high schools.
 
Interested?  Want to know more?  Contact us  and we will get in touch with all the details.
 
 
It has been a really great summer with few rainy days and temperatures that drove most of us to the beaches, lakes or pools.  As a result, many have put off training with us and as August approaches we wanted to offer up a great deal to motivate families to train together (see below).
 
Many of you on this email list have already trained with us.  This offer provides you the opportunity to encourage family and friends to register now (once you click for details, you can even share the offer on your Facebook page) .  Do not forget, sometimes you or your loved ones are passengers with someone who has not learned these life saving skills.
 
We also wanted to apologize for not getting a new location in place for our fans South of Boston.  We are still working hard to get one in place, but right now we do not expect it to happen this summer.  Please consider encouraging a drive to N. Andover where we are hosting classes many days each week.  Most of us would drive a distance to attend a concert, visit an amusement park, etc...hopefully we can encourage that same travel commitment to attend our life saving course.
 
We appreciate all your support and hope to see your friends, family and even a few of you re-training soon!
 
Sincerely,
~The In Control Team
In Control Crash Prevention

 

A Huge Savings For Families
1st family member pays under $300
Additional family members pay under $200 each
Register for any class on our calendar by September 1, 2011 and take 15% off your entire order.  This discount cannot be combined with any other offer and should be shared with everyone you know!!!
A Huge Savings For Groups
Groups save anytime, families, friends, co-workers...everybody needs training.
If you can put a group of eight or more permitted/licensed drivers together, we will make sure everyone saves.  Additionally, the discount grows as the group grows.  Contact Us  for details... 
 
Ronald "Ron" Hickey,75, died unexpectedly Thursday evening after being stricken ill at his home. He was the husband of the late Joyce (Cole) Hickey to whom he was married for 40 years. He was born in Waltham, the son of Therold Hickey and lived in Southborough for 48 years. He worked as a machinist for the J.L. Thompson Comp. for many years and after retiring worked for Comgas in the buildings and grounds department. He was long time member of the Woodville Rod and Gun Club and a life member of the Hardwick Rod and Gun Club. Mr. Hickey was an avid fisherman and hunter and spent countless hours bird wathching in the woods in his backyard. He is survived by 2 daughters; Maryann Rossley and her husband Jay of Southborough, Sheila Hickey and her partner James Palmer of Shrewsbury, 1 grandson Jason and many nieces and nephews. He aslo leaves his beloved cat Elmo. He was predeceased by a daughter Ronda Kelley. A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Rural Cemetery in Southborough. Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the Baypath Humane Society, 5 Rafferty Rd. Hopkinton MA 01748. Arrangements under the direction of the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home of Marlborough (www.shortfuneral.com)

Governor Patrick has ordered the American and Commonwealth Flags lowered to half-staff on July 28, 2011 from sunrise to sunset in honor of Staff Sergeant Alan Snyder who died in Afghanistan

 

From the Governor:

Please be advised that Governor Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, July 28, 2011, in honor of Staff Sergeant Alan L. Snyder of Blackstone, Massachusetts who died in Afghanistan on June 18, 2011.

 

This gubernatorial order applies to:

 

1.     The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls

2.     Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

3.     All state military installations

 

The NA Step Meeting at The Recovery Connection is starting today!Tuesday, July 26th.

The meeting be take place every Tuesday from 6:00-7:30PM.

The meeting will need your support in its early stages and we hope that you will attend.

Look forward to seeing everyone tonight the 26th of July for some great recovery!

-The Recovery Connection Staff and Members

 

The Recovery Connection

  31 Main Street

  Marlborough, MA 01752

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

Phone

  (508) 485-0298

Fax

  (508) 485-0312

Email

  info@therecoveryconnection.org

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Report Summer Bat Colonies!

Because 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. Read more Bat information.

Report Wildlife Road Mortality

You can help MassWildlife and partnering agencies identify wildlife road crossings by submitting your sightings to the Linking Landscapes for Massachusetts Wildlife. This website represents a citizen science opportunity to gather information on the locations of wildlife roadkill hotspots. Submit information on wildlife road mortality on one of 3 websites that focus on:

  1. Turtle road crossings

  2. Vernal pool/salamander migration road crossings and

  3. Other wildlife roadkill locations

NEW FAMILY CAMPERS, SIGN UP NOW FOR AUGUST CAMPING WEEKEND

Calling all first-time family campers! A Becoming an Outdoors Family Camping Weekend will be held August 13-14, 2011 at the Myles Standish State Forest in Carver. This weekend is especially designed for families new to camping. We welcome families of all kinds; bring your grandchild, niece or nephew! No prior outdoor experience is necessary. Learn some basic camping and outdoor recreation skills with knowledgeable and friendly instructors to help you and your family enjoy the great outdoors! Fishing, canoeing, and hiking along with outdoor cooking, and a bird walk are among the activities offered. Fee is $30/participant and includes all instruction, materials, 2 meals and limited loaner camping equipment. More details and registration materials are available online. Registration deadline is August 5. Financial assistance (up to 50%) is available. This weekend workshop is coordinated by the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's Becoming an Outdoorswoman Program (DFW) and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).

 

 

Employment Opportunity

FIRE CHIEF

Southborough, MA is a town of approximately 9,500 residents located 24 miles west of Boston, seeking qualified candidates for the position of Fire Chief pursuant to MGL Chapter 48, Section 42.  This strong chief department consists of 19 full-time personnel, including the Chief and an administrative secretary and 15 paid-on-call employees.  Preferred candidates will have at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in Fire and Emergency Medical Services work.  Requirements include:  Valid Massachusetts driver’s license, EMT license, Certified Firefighter I/II and certification as a Fire Inspector.  Successful completion of the Chief Fire Officer Management Training program is desirable. 

Responsible for effectively managing the operations of the Fire and EMS Department to include the protection of life and property in fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, and emergency management operations.

Must possess experience with budget development and management, personnel management, labor relations, EMS & Fire operations management, and incident command.  The successful candidate will function as a Firefighter/EMT as required by the situation and staffing levels and will exhibit proficient knowledge and understanding of Fire Rescue, EMS, Emergency Management and incident command systems, fire, rescue, and medical training, NFPA codes and standards, and  be computer literate.  

A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science or closely related field will be required; a Bachelor’s Degree is desirable.  Upon employment, residency in Southborough or a town whose borders are within 15 miles of Southborough within 12 months will be required.  

The salary range will be subject to contractual negotiation with the Board of Selectmen.  Please send cover letter and résumé to the personnel@southboroughma.com, or Town of Southborough, 17 Common Street, Southborough, Massachusetts 01772, ATTN: Fire Chief Search by Monday August 22, 2011.  A copy of the application packet has been posted at www.southboroughtown.com/employment.      

 

Ida (Dragomani) Urbinati died July 15, 2011, of natural causes. Mrs. Urbinati, a lifelong resident of Southborough, was born Dec. 5, 1916. She was currently living in Dennis, Cape Cod to be near her daughter. Mrs. Urbinati leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and John Hempel of Dennis; her granddaughters, Donna Hempel of Southborough, and Carlene Hempel of Concord; two great-grandchildren; her brothers, Virgil Dragomani of California, and Andrew Dragomani of Westborough; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Arnold "Lefty"; a son, John; and two of her siblings, Gena Pierro and Leo Dragomani. In Mrs. Urbinati's honor, there will be a Mass held on Thursday, July 28, at 10 a.m., at St. Matthews Parish, 105 Southville Road, in Southville. Burial will follow in the family plot in Southborough Rural Cemetery on Rte. 85.
York, Maine

July 25, 2011 - Lobstering and lighthouses - York Maine this afternoon.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Rec logo - large

Rec Report-July2011

Recreation has been extremely busy this summer with camps, projects and preparing events.  We have two projects, the South Union Playground and the Volleyball Court at Neary.  We've also

been busy preparing for Southborough Summer Nights.

 

South Union Playground - The playground project has been coming along.  We've run into a lot of huge boulders which has slowed progress.  Our expected opening will be pushed out to September. 

 

I'll be calling on the folks that have volunteered very soon.  If you would like to be added to the volunteer list just send me an email. 

 

 I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to:

·         DPW - Karen Galligan, Chris Leroy, Pete LeFrancois, Jimmy Harding, Dick Rock, Paul Harding, Joe Paul

·         Bill Depietri for clearing and prepping the site

·         New England Recreation Group - Charles Ramando

·         St. Marks - Grant funds to help expand the shading unit

·         Arrow Fencing - Generous donation

·         Facilities Dept - Phil Rhinehart and Mike Branchard

 

Recreation plans to have a Grand Opening for the playground watch for the announcement.

 

Volleyball Court - The court at Neary is finished. The sand court is a great addition to our recreation facilities.  This court, unlike the old one at Woodward, is far better and has many more uses.  The net is adjustable for all ages and types of games such as beach tennis and badminton.  Recreation will be using the court for programs but like all other recreation facilities is open to the residents.  Thank you to Adam Wolfset for all his hard work and dedication to this project.  Sometime in the near future equipment will be left at the court for all to use.

 

 

Southborough Summer Nights - August 28, 2011, 5PM. 

More volunteers are needed.  Teens can earn volunteer hours.

 

·         Adults only - special events: slide, obstacle course, jumper - 30 min. increments

·         Adults & teens - selling raffle tickets - shifts of 30 min. increments

·         Adult & teens - set up and break down

·         Adult & teens - clean up the next morning

·         Adult only - parking at the beginning of the event

·         Teens - brochure - beginning of the night for an hour

 

Please send Doreen an email if you are interested in volunteering dferguson@southboroughma.com

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Summer Camps
Camps have been running for serveral weeks now and the kids are having a blast.  Still room left if you want to sign up. 
 
Kid's Kamp located at the Finn School for
Preschool-Grade 1
  • sports
  • water play
  • singing & story times
  • science & nature
  • games & puzzles
  • arts & crafts - Super Hero Capes, Kings & Queens and more...
  • We also have a special visit from the ice cream truck every week.
Kid's Klub located at Woodward School for
Grades 2-5
  • Sports, Ping-Pong, Fuseball, Games, Gimp
  • Castles, Catapults and Crowns
  • Gnomes, Elves, Goblins & Fairies
  • Harry Potter - magical potions and spells
  •  Virtual Aquarium-Using painted discarded cardboard we will transform the playground into a giant aquarium
  • Mythical Beasts-Become a Cartonero! Cartoneros are creators of crazy fanciful objects made from paper mache

  • Tie-Die, Molding Clay, Painting

  • CRAZY FRIDAYS - Each Friday we bring in a huge water slide!! It's a blast?    

More Programs
In This Issue
Director's Update
Program Highlights
Save the Date
 
Program Highlights
 
PK Soccer
Saturdays  9-9:45am
August 6, 13, 20, 27
 

Trump Plaza Casino & Resort 
August 16 - 18 

  

Masschusetts Park Pass
 
Visit State parks with the park pass

and you will get FREE parking. 

We have a long term pass and a

one day pass available.  Must

come into the office to reserve.  Refundable check deposits are

required.

 

  
  
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Save The Date! 

 

Summer Nights 2011

August 28, 5:00pm

August 29 - rain date

Facebook

 

PREMIER PARKING & SEATING

Each year we have an email contest for premier parking & seating.  Watch for an email on August 15 to start the contest.  The first 4 to respond will be the winners.

 

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