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September 30, 2007 to  October 6, 2007

A very Tough Loss

October 6, 2007 -  With seven seconds to go the Algonquin Tomahawks lost to Marlborough High school by a squeaker of 27 to 26 at last night's football game hosted by Algonquin.

Southborough Public Library

Fall into Storytimes!

Parents are invited to sign their children up for Story Hour (with crafts) and Music and Mother Goose in the Children’s Room at the Southborough Public Library. The phone number is 508-485-5031. The second Fall Session begins on November 5th. The schedule is as follows: Mondays at 10:30 for four and five year olds, Tuesdays at 10:30 for two and three year olds and at 3:30 there will be a drop-in story and craft for two through five year olds. Wednesdays at 10:30 there are stories and crafts for two and three year olds. On Thursdays there will be two Music and Mother Goose classes for ages 0-2 at 10:30 and 11:00.

There is a Book Discussion Group for 4th- 6th Graders every month. The group meets on October 16th, November 20th and December18th at 6:30 this fall. Visit the library for details.  Pizza will be served!

Drumlin Farm will be visiting the library on October 20th! Children ages 3-5 will meet a Great Horned Owl and hear Jane Yolen’s Caldecott Award winning book Owl Moon. There will be two sessions: 2:00 and 2:35. There are still a few spaces so sign up soon! Trick or Treat at the library on Halloween, October 31st!

Troop  2807

October 5, 2007 - Girl Scouts from Troop 2807 take a tour of the Southborough Historical Society's Walk Through the Past.  By coincidence this walk was scheduled before the Southborough News had started to electronically share the walk.  Their walk took place as the Southborough News completed the final stop on the tour today.  If you click on the photo above it will take you to the entire walk with photos and the brochure information.  A thank you to the Southborough Historical Society for agreeing to have the walk photographed and scanned for public use at Southborough News.  Please, if you get a chance take the walk and learn about some of your Southborough history.

Ready for the Stones

October 5, 2007 - The All Wars Memorial on the Common is getting a face lift via CPA funding from Town Meeting and the hard work of Peter Phaneuf and others.  Here the flat stones that will be engraved with soldiers from Southborough that have died while in the service are laid out to mark their permanent locations within the renovated memorial.

Algonquin Sports Schedule October 5, 2007

Girls

Freshman

Field Hockey

@

North Middlesex H S

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Field Hockey

VS

North Middlesex H S

Algonquin

3:30pm

 Girls

JV

Volleyball

@

Fitchburg H.S.

 

4:00pm

 Girls

Varsity

Volleyball

@

Fitchburg H.S.

 

5:00pm

 Girls

JV

Field Hockey

VS

North Middlesex H S

Algonquin

5:00pm

 Boys

Varsity

Football

VS

Marlborough High School

Algonquin

7:00pm

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 5, 2007

Boys

Varsity

Golf

VS

Nashoba Valley Techhs

 

3:00pm

 Boys

Varsity

Soccer

@

Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions

 

3:30pm

 Boys

JV

Golf

@

RED FARMS

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Field Hockey

VS

Bromfield School

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Soccer

@

Norfolk Agricultural HS Click for directions

 

3:30pm

 Boys

Varsity

Football

VS

Blackstonevalleyregtechhs

Football Field

7:00pm

New Feature for Southborough News. 

The archived weeks can be located by clicking here.  On this page is a drop down menu to locate all previous weeks not on pages one and two.  There is also a search button now located on the Archive page to help you locate a favorite photo or story. Thank you for supporting Southborough News.

A Walk Through the Past

 

Tour Stop #16 Southborough Historical Museum. October 4, 2007 - The “Flagg School” was originally built in 1859 and located at the intersection of Flagg and Deerfoot Roads. The town spent $1430.59 constructing the District 5 School house as it was known then and 4 other school houses were built at that time located in various places throughout the town. This building is the only one still standing of the 5 original school houses.

In 1894 the school house at Southborough Centre which was located just north of the old Burial Ground fell into disrepair and the District 5 school house was moved from it’s original location to the site where it sits today. An extension of 10 feet was added to the rear of the building and it was again put into service as a school house.

In 1900 the new Peters High School (located where the central fire station stands today) was built and would see use as a combination high school and grammar school. The Flagg school was no longer needed as a school and in 1906 became the home of the Southborough Fire Department with 2 garage doors were installed on the front of the building. In 1928 a new fire station was constructed on Main Street (current home of the Southboro House of Pizza). The Flagg School was not done with it’s service to the town as it soon became the home of the Southborough Tree Dept. In the second half 20th Century it housed the Southborough Water Department. When the highway department and water department were combined into the Southborough Department of Public Works, the building again became empty.

In 1998 the Town leased the building to the Southborough Historical Society and it was completely renovated, mostly by the students of Assabet Valley Vocational High School. On June 11, 2000 the building was dedicated as the Southborough Historical Museum. This is the oldest town building in existence today and it has served the town faithfully for nearly 150 years.  (The Southborough Historical Society presents a wonderful short walk on the history of the Town.  In several days the Southborough News will take you on that walk electronically but to see it best you should pick up a pamphlet when the Southborough Historical Museum reopens to the public.  "A Walking Tour of Southborough's Historic "Holy Hill".)

Ready to Carve

October 4, 2007 - Have you got your pumpkin carved yet? Don't forget a special part of the Heritage Day weekend is the pumpkin lighting ceremony at the town common/library wall.  Pumpkin drop off will be between 4:30 and 6:30 PM on Sunday, October 7.  Gulbankian Farm and Garden Center at the corners of Mt. Vickery and Cordaville Roads (rte 85) has many pumpkins in a variety of sizes available for sale.  While there check out their store.  They are more than a garden center/florist shop.  Pick up some Stonewall Jam, a beautiful vase, house plant, birthday card and more.  The pumpkin lighting and viewing will take place Sunday October 7th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Police Log

Monday October 1, 2007

Patrol checks, building checks

Speeding complaints (5) Woodland Road/Route 9; MVStop violations route 9, Northboro Road; Traffic light violation, Radar: Sears, Oregon, Southville @ Liberty

21:77 911 hang-up Lynbrook Road

19:34 Suspicious activity male running down Route 85 south

18:17 Unruly skateboarders MBTA lot

17:87 adult male arrest

17:13 medical Newton Street

17:10 possible B & E Rockpoint Road

11:06 Funeral Escort

11:00 Cordaville Road problem with customer

03:49 Reservoir Drive Fire Alarm

01:05 Walnut Drive Fire Alarm

Sunday September 30, 2007

Patrol checks, building checks, Radar: Cordaville Road

23:40 MVA Breakneck Hill Road, Car vs. tree

20:33 Newton Street Neighbor tossed bottle

19:10 warrants Summit Road

19:06 MVStop violation Cordaville Road

19:02 Warrants Rockpoint Road

18:55 Transport prisoner to Sadie Hutt Lane

17:11 Sadie Hutt Lane adult arrest domestic

15:56 MVA route 9

14:41 MV disabled Boston and Firman Avenue

12:31 medical Newton Street

11:07 Wyndermere Residential Alarm

10:59 Parking Complaint Chevy van blocking emergency access East Main Street

10:39 Mutual Aid WPD

10:34 medical Bantry Road

09:08 medical Route 9

05:14 Residential alarm Oakhill Road

02:45 medical Framingham Road

01:49 suspicious motor vehicle Route 9  More Police Log

Bye Bye Piano

October 4, 2007 - Workers disassemble the piano at the Senior center yesterday.  The piano which belongs to the Chapel of the Cross Church is being relocated to their new facility on Flanders Road in Westborough.  The Senior Center will be getting a new replacement soon that will fit their needs.

Algonquin Sports Schedule October 4, 2007

Boys

JV

Soccer

VS

Shrewsbury High School

Algonquin

3:30pm

 Girls

JV

Soccer

VS

Shrewsbury High School

Algonquin

3:30pm

 Boys

Varsity

Golf

@

Westboro High School

 

3:30pm

 Girls

JV

Volleyball

@

Marlborough High School

 

4:00pm

 Girls

Freshman

Volleyball

@

Marlborough High School

 

4:00pm

 Boys

Varsity

Soccer

@

Shrewsbury High School

 

5:00pm

 Girls

Varsity

Volleyball

@

Marlborough High School

 

5:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Soccer

@

Shrewsbury High School

 

7:00pm

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 4, 2007

Boys

Varsity

Golf

@

Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions

 

3:00pm

 Boys

JV

Golf

VS

**Cancelled - Montachustt Regvochs

 

3:00pm

 Boys

Freshman

Football

@

Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions

 

3:30pm

 Girls

JV

Volleyball

@

Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Volleyball

@

Worcester Technical H.S. Click for directions

 

4:30pm

Almost finished

October 3, 2007 - The Pool shark regulars are ready to finish up a game this morning at the Senior Center.

  Chapter 40 B Projects Final Presentation before Selectmen

 

    October 3, 2007 - Linda Hubley. Last night brought together the final presentations before the Board of Selectmen of the two Chapter 40 B projects that have been proposed for the North and South side of Route 9 near the West end of town. Kevin Giblin and Avalon Bay Properties gave their final presentation before a packed hall. They had abided by the Board of Selectmen letter addressing five issues. Among them was recycling processed water from their wastewater water system for irrigation purposes, having the affordable units remain that way in perpetuity, utilizing low impact and energy star appliances, a deceleration lane from route nine and most notably property acquisition to have another access road that would link the project to Crystal Pond Drive. As of last night their full traffic report had not been completed but they have been in discussions with all Southborough Department heads and the MA Highway Department. Questions addressed to them by the Board of Selectmen centered mostly around traffic issues and the crossing at Route 9 for vehicles and predestinations. It was not recommended that pedestrians cross route 9 as there are no sidewalks along the roadway leading to and from town or Wendy’s or the Exxon Dunkin Donuts. Mr. Boland asked if they foresee any problems with the largest building due to it’s location adjacent to the industrial building, meaning truck deliveries and backup alarms affecting residents.

     Trammel Crow’s project Alexan Southborough was next on the agenda. Tim O’Connor, Managing Director, immediately spoke to the board that Trammel Crow would match the Avalon Bay mitigation in funding. They addressed the same issues that had been in the Selectmen’s letter to the two projects. Alexan Southborough would also have their affordable units remain affordable in perpetuity, they have a pre-authorized permit for a waste water treatment plant but their engineers would look into exploring options for recycling treated effluent for irrigation purposes. They also would reuse rainwater through a rainfall recovery system and possible use of the pond. They will be leaving 15 acres as open space, use porous paving where possible and utilize high end low water consuming fixtures such as washing machines. At this time they have withdrawn an access road to the Bantry, Tara and Blackthorn Road area. Selectmen and Department heads were still concerned with the traffic flow and patterns as presented. Fire Chief John Mauro said he would still insist on an emergency road to the Blackthorn or Tara neighborhood and cited that for emergency purposes it would work in their favor too. Chief Mauro mentioned how during a thunderstorm last year a tree fell on the power lines isolating nearly all the homes in that neighborhood. Mr. Boland was still hesitant on what use the other vacant Flately parcels surrounding the Alexan Southborough neighborhood would have on the traffic.

     The meeting was opened to other boards and committees and then residents. Open Space member Mimi Lutrell asked both project participants about their open space and passive recreation plans. She noted that both projects, especially Avalon was pretty much isolated from the rest of the town. Avalon is providing a courtyard and pool near the buildings with other indoor amenities and some open space fronting route nine. Trammel Crow will have 15 acres of open space with walking trails around the pond. They would also have a clubhouse, pool and tennis court. Sudbury River Watershed Organization director Frederica Gillespie asked if they had checked for vernal pools on the site where the development will be going. They responded that will be checked when they do their wetlands survey.

     Many of the residents questioned the proposed buffer zone of the Trammel Crow project. Mr. O’Rourke of Tara Road asked about the property line along Tara Road and would that be permanently protected. That parcel currently is not a part of the project but could be if Alexan Southborough could expand their numbers. If that were the case they would ensure a buffer and town homes would be built there to transition the development. Questions arose to the fact that there possibly could be a permanent buffer on the Flately property in conjunction with earlier proposals from other years. Lucy Vanlaarhoven asked if the school bus stop had been determined for the Trammel Crow property. The answer was they have not talked with the school as yet. However, Selectman Bonnie Phaneuf said that a request about such a stop for the school bus was asked of the acting superintendent of Schools. He responded that they already had in previous years gone up Park Central to pick up school children and he did not see a problem with it. Chris McCarthy of Flagg Road asked about the traffic along route nine and the possibility of an access/egress road from Flagg to the development off Park Central. He stipulated that already there are problems getting into and out of the area.

     By the end of the presentations and question and answer session, Selectmen voted to send both projects along to the ZBA rather than pick one over the other. The reasoning for this is that traffic issues were still a major concern on both projects and that both projects still had some outstanding issues. All members of the Board of Selectmen felt that it was the Zoning Board of Appeals that should handle the complicated processes that go with the Chapter 40 B projects and that although both developers had worked with the Board of Selectmen on many of the issues brought up the plans were still not detailed enough to make a decision to go with just one project. They thanked Trammel Crow and Kevin Giblin Avalon Bay Communities for their tireless efforts to bring their projects before the board and residents and working with department heads.

Peaceful Minds Massage Therapy

OFFERS THE BENEFITS

OF MASSAGE THERAPY TO COMMUNITY

(Westborough, MA) – Shannon McGrew, a member of the American Massage Therapy Association TM (AMTA), began Peaceful Minds Massage Therapy in August of 2006 in Southborough, MA and is now bringing her practice to the community of Westborough to offer the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy.

Shannon McGrew has been practicing massage since May of 2006. She specialized in Deep Tissue Massage at Spa Tech Institute in Westborough, MA and took Continuing Education in Pregnancy Massage, Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy, Hot Stone Massage, and Lomi Lomi Massage. What inspired Shannon to become a massage therapist was the desire to help people and be able to interact with people on a one-to-one basis.

“I look forward to building my massage therapy practice in both Southborough and now Westborough, MA. The opportunities for continuing education, research, and advocacy programs that AMTA offers its members benefit me and the community,” says McGrew.

AMTA, a professional association serving 30,000 members, advances the art, science, and practice of massage therapy in a caring, professional and ethical manner. It also supports a Foundation for research, community outreach, and maintains a national locator service.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Shannon McGrew, Peaceful Minds Massage, 20 South Street, Westborough, MA, (508) 735-0396.

Or visit McGrew’s website at:

www.peacefulminds-massage.com

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 3, 2007
Boys Varsity Golf @ STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS   9:00am
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Hudson Catholic HS Click for directions   3:30pm
 Girls Varsity Soccer VS Montachustt Regvochs   3:30pm

A good morning for Painting

October 3, 2007 - A paint workshop was held at the Senior Center this morning. Enjoyed by all who attended.

Algonquin Sports Schedule October 3, 2007
Boys Freshman Soccer @ North Middlesex H S   3:30pm
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:30pm
 Boys Varsity Golf @ Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions Twin Springs 3:30pm
 Girls Freshman Soccer @ North Middlesex H S   4:00pm
 Girls JV Field Hockey VS Milford High School Algonquin 5:00pm

Tunnels to Towers Run

This is the second year that the Southborough Fire Department has made the trip to NYC to participate in this run. Southborough resident Kelly Hurley got them involved in 2006.  More on her story later. This run is a tribute to Firefighter Stephen Siller that did not return from the Twin Tower collapse. Firefighter Siller was on his way to a day of golf when he heard of the towers being hit.  Stephen turned his truck around to go to the scene but was ultimately stopped at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.  He abandoned his vehicle and strapped all of his fire gear on his back and raced the rest of the way into the burning towers.  They believe he tried to locate his squad that fateful day.  None of them returned. To learn more about Stephen Siller and the run/walk check out  www.tunneltotowersrun.org  (photos courtesy of Kevin Wise)

 

 

                                         SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT  DAILY LOG

Tuesday 9/25/07

06:48 UNINTENTIONAL ALARM SYS TRIP MAIN ST
E22
E23

07:30 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT OLAND LN
C27 CAPT MAURO

08:30 TRAINING - FIRE BIRCH ST MIL NIMS - ICS 400 TRAINING
C20 CHIEF MAURO

09:45 GAS LEAK (NATURAL GAS OR LPG)WILDWOOD DR
E22 CAPT MAURO FF STRONG
E23 LT SADOWSKI FF RICE

10:15 LICENSE RENEWAL INSPECTIONS TURNPIKE RD
E22 CAPT MAURO FF STRONG
E23 LT SADOWSKI FF RICE

12:45 ALARM SYSTEM MALFUNCTION OVERLOOK DR
E22 CAPT MAURO FF STRONG
E23 LT SADOWSKI FF RICE

14:00 LICENSE RENEWAL INSPECTIONS TURNPIKE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:00 TRAINING - EMS MAIN ST CONDUCTED EMS PROTOCAL REVIEW.
HQ2 LT SADOWSKI FF STRONG FF RICE

15:15 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR CAROLYN TR
C27 CAPT MAURO


Wednesday 9/26/07

08:05 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD and OAK HILL RD
A28 FF COBB FF NEAL
E23 LT PELTIER FF AMENDOLA

08:30 TRAINING - FIRE BIRCH ST MIL NIMS ICS 400 TRAINING - DAY TWO OF TWO
C20 CHIEF MAURO

09:30 SCHOOL FIRE DRILL MAIN ST
C27 CAPT MAURO

09:45 LICENSE RENEWAL FOLLOW UPS TURNPIKE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

10:15 FIRE SAFETY PROGRAM BREAKNECK HILL RD
C27 CAPT MAURO
E23 FF COBB FF NEAL


13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE MARLBORO RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:00 OIL BURNER BOSTON RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:30 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR WELLS LN
C27 CAPT MAURO

15:00 TRAINING - FIRE MAIN ST VEHICLE FAMILIARIZATION ON E22 E23
HQ3 LT PELTIER FF COBB FF NEAL FF AMENDOLA

15:15 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR LEONARD DR
C27 CAPT MAURO

23:35 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ MAIN ST
A28 FF RICE FF CRINGAN

Northborough Southborough Pop Warner Cheerleaders

October 2, 2007 - The Northborough Southborough Pop Warner Jr. Pee Wee Cheerleaders do a routine to get the crowd into the game against Auburn on September 30. (Contributed photo by Martha Ulfelder and the NSeagles)

Algonquin Sports Schedule October 2, 2007
 Girls Freshman Volleyball VS Hudson High School Algonquin 3:30pm
 Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Fitchburg H.S. Coggshall Park 3:30pm
 Girls Varsity Cross Country @ Fitchburg H.S. Coggshall Park 3:30pm
 Boys Varsity Golf @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30pm
 Girls Freshman Field Hockey VS Westboro High School Algonquin 3:30pm
 Girls JV Volleyball VS Hudson High School Algonquin 3:30pm
 Girls Varsity Soccer VS Sutton High School Algonquin 4:00pm
 Girls JV Soccer VS Sutton High School   4:00pm
 Girls Varsity Volleyball VS Hudson High School Algonquin 5:00pm

A Walk through the Past

Tour Stop #15 Colonial Training Field October 2, 2007 - When Stony Brook was settled it was necessary for the residents to have a meeting house, burial ground, common grazing meadow, pound for strays and an area for the use of those protecting the settlement to train. Marlborough allotted the land for this as no one had claimed this area. Three acres were settled for the Meeting House and Burial Ground in December 1727. Treasurer Woods paid a small sum to the Marlborough Proprietors for a 20 acre tract behind the Meeting House location for use as a Training Field and Minister’s settlement. This open meadow was also used for grazing stock and was referred to as “Cow Commons”.

In 1740 Captain William Ward and Lt. Timothy Brigham were in charge of military exercises on the Training Field. A sense of unrest stepped up the training. Powder, shot, bullets and flints were kept in the Powder House, which had been located near the Burial Ground wall where, hopefully, no damage could be done in case of an explosion. These munitions were re-supplied in 1741. Southborough men would continue to use the Training Field for mustering the “troops” for King George’s War, the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. It was here that Captain Josiah Fay gathered his troops on April 19, 1775 to head off to Concord. Arriving too late for the battles they did lend a hand in harassing the British troops on their retreat to Boston.

In more peaceful times the Field would serve as a gathering place for community activities and from 1823 on the Annual Farmer’s Fair was held there each year, sponsored by the Southborough Grange; baseball games, with up to 20 men per side; turkey shoots and all the usual social activities that time would allow.

As with the Common, the free ground for town use gradually shrank with only the area around the town Museum remaining of the green space that was the Training Field. (The Southborough Historical Society presents a wonderful short walk on the history of the Town.  In several days the Southborough News will take you on that walk electronically but to see it best you should pick up a pamphlet when the Southborough Historical Museum reopens to the public.  "A Walking Tour of Southborough's Historic "Holy Hill".)

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 2, 2007
Boys JV Golf VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   3:00pm
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Douglas High School   3:30pm
 Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Parker School   3:30pm
 Girls JV Volleyball @ Hudson Catholic HS Click for directions   4:00pm
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Hudson Catholic HS Click for directions   5:00pm

Goal to go

October 1, 2007 - Kyle McGinnity #30 heads for the goal with the football at today's JV win over Burncoat.

W-I-N

October 1, 2007 - Algonquin cheerleaders get the crowd in gear in prep to the team scoring.

Southborough Library Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10:30 AM  Story Hour

4 - 5 year olds

10:30 AM Story Hour

2 - 3 year olds

3:30 PM drop in  crafts for

2 - 5 year olds

10:30 AM Stories and Crafts for

2 & 3 year olds

2 sessions of music/mother goose

10:30 AM

babies birth - 12 months

11:00 AM

1 & 2 year olds

Enjoy taking Art Classes, workshops and More at the Southborough Art Centre on Highland Street

October 1, 2007 - November 10 is Rosalita's Puppets; December 8 is a Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company; The Annual Juried Show is November 15 - December 16; the Annual Holiday Store will run November 29 - December 16.  For workshops for children there is Start with Art: Art Lessons for Little Hands; Kid's Clay; Paper Mache and Recycled Art and a Teen Pottery Open Studio.  For adults there is Adult Pottery classes; Life Drawing and Dance/Martial Arts.  For more information click www.southborougharts.org or call 508-481-9351.

Excitement Building for Project Smile’s 4th Anniversary Celebration

 

 Project Smile’s 4th Anniversary Celebration is only a few weeks away and excitement is building. The gala event, to be held on Thursday, October 11, 2007, 7pm at the Sheraton Hotel in Milford, will feature special guests Peter Brock, former New England Patriots player and current President of the Patriots Alumni Association, Miss Massachusetts and Representative John Fernandes. Attendees will enjoy live jazz music performed by Anders Jazz, a group of renowned Berklee College of Music graduates, great food, drinks, raffle and tremendous silent auction.

 Among the silent auction items are a Panasonic 42 in. plasma TV, autographed Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and Revolution items, Celtics tickets, VIP passes to a taping of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, gift certificates, gift baskets, a Patriot Brewer gift certificate which entitles the bearer to a case of Sam Adams beer each month for an entire year, golf outings, jewelry, Jay Leno autographed items, and much more.

 One of the event highlights will be the debut of Project Smile’s 2008 calendar. The calendar, which is one of Project Smile’s largest fundraisers of the year, features photos of police officers and fire fighters with their children, along with Pawtucket Red Sox players and members of the Coast Guard. Everyone featured in the calendar, which includes many local police and fire fighters, as well as the calendar sponsors, are invited to attend the Anniversary Celebration.

 Tickets for the event are available for a $10 donation, which includes a 2008 calendar and raffle ticket. Among the raffle items are movie passes, Comedy Connection tickets, gift certificates to Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, and a number of supermarkets and restaurants including Olive Garden, Bertucci’s, Restaurant 45, Prezo’s, Bugaboo Creek and many more. Tickets are available by calling 508 634 0203 or emailing cpisacane@projectsmile.org

 “We urge everyone to come out and enjoy this great event,” said Catherine Pisacane, Project Smile’s executive director. “This is our largest event ever, it will definitely be a fun time and we are hoping for a great turnout.”

 The event is sponsored by a number of local businesses, including Platinum Sponsors, The Milford National Bank, Ben Franklin Bank and the Wrentham Co-operative Bank. Gold Sponsor: Victory Heating and Air Conditioning. Silver Sponsors: Benjamin Moore Paints, Attorney John Benson, Sage Capital Group, SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation for Milford and Attorney Arthur White.

Founded by Catherine Pisacane in 2003, Project Smile is a non-profit organization which donates stuffed animals, small toys, coloring books and crayons for police officers, fire fighters and paramedics to give to traumatized children. Many of the children receiving stuffed animals have been involved in car accidents, are victims of child abuse or other crimes, sick/injured or witnesses to domestic violenceSince October 2003, Project Smile has donated almost 20,000 stuffed animals and works with 121 police and fire departments both locally and throughout New England. For more information on Project Smile click http://www.projectsmile.org

Senior Center Weekly Schedule

Monday  1

Tuesday 2

Wednesday  3

Thursday 4

Friday 5

8:30 AM Health Clinic

9:00 AM Walking Group

9:30 AM Painting

8:30 AM Health Clinic

10:00 AM Mahjongg Independent

 

11:00 AM Senior Singers

 

9:30 AM Mah Jongg

10:00 AM Brunch

9:30 AM Cribbage

12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 PM Lunch

10:00 AM Creative Writers

11:00 AM Chair Exercise

    12:00 PM widget

Adaptive Equipment

12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 Lunch

10:00 AM Belly Dancing

12:30 PM Pitch

2:00 PM Fitness

 

 
12:00 AM Monday Blue Plate Special/Lunch

1:00 PM Bridge

 

1:00 PM Bridge

1:00 PM Water Aerobics
12:30 Spanish 1:00 PM water Aerobics      
         
2:00 PM Fitness        

A Walk through the Past

Tour stop #14 Old Burial Ground - October 1, 2007, When the colonists came to Stony Brook they found that the Nipmuck tribe had been there before them. They had created a burial ground in “the place of sudden death” interring the dead from two plagues in this place. Eliot’s Christian Nipmucks had continued to use it and since they could not build over it, the colonists continued this use. As much, it was practical to build their Meeting House next to it.

In the winter of 1727-8 those not involved in building the Meeting House laid a stone wall around the Burial Ground. They cut down the heavy brush along the northern and eastern edges which had sheltered the Nipmuck graves. “Thus were the dead belonging to the region’s first people bounded in with those buried from the English settlement.”

In 1735 Timothy Brigham proposed and put through financing for a Powder House, for the town Militia, in the Burial Ground within the stone walls. This would contain gunpowder, ball and shot.

In 1740 a scarlet fever epidemic swept through the area and many died and were buried here. In 1750 Common Street was laid out from Main Street and new shelters for carriages and horses were built next to the cemetery south wall.

The Burial Ground was becoming crowded by 1840 and so the town voted to empty the powder house and take it down. In 1843 they closed the burial ground and planned a new Cemetery. With the closing men and women with kin already buried there would also be permitted to lie there otherwise no more were permitted.

The September 20, 1938 hurricane flattened 90 stones but because of the Depression money could not be spared to repair them and they have never been replaced.  (The Southborough Historical Society presents a wonderful short walk on the history of the Town.  In several days the Southborough News will take you on that walk electronically but to see it best you should pick up a pamphlet when the Southborough Historical Museum reopens to the public.  "A Walking Tour of Southborough's Historic "Holy Hill".)

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 1, 2007

Boys

JV

Golf

@

Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions

 

3:00pm

 Boys

Varsity

Golf

VS

Worcester Technical H.S.

 

3:00pm

 Boys

JV

Football

VS

Worcester Technical H.S.

 

3:30pm

 Boys

Varsity

Soccer

@

Clinton High School Click for directions

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Field Hockey

@

Tahanto Reg. High School Click for directions

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Soccer

VS

Blackstonevalleyregtechhs

 

3:30pm

Soon to be new Lighting

October 1, 2007 - Twin stone pillars sit at the entrance to the Southborough Community House on Main Street.  When completed they will hold the entrance lighting for the drive.  A lot of renovation has been going on at the Community house. Check it out, it's looking great.

Algonquin Sports Schedule October 1, 2007

Boys

JV

Football

VS

Burncoat Senior High School

Algonquin

3:30pm

 Boys

Freshman

Football

@

Burncoat Senior High School

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Freshman

Soccer

@

Littleton Jr-Sr High School Click for directions

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Freshman

Volleyball

@

Ashland High School

 

3:30pm

 Boys

Varsity

Soccer

@

North Middlesex H S

Southborough meetings

October 1, 2007 - October 5, 2007

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Southborough Cultural Arts

10/1

7:15 PM

 Art Center Highland Street

SHOPC  Agenda

10/1

5:30 PM

Hearing Room Town House

Cable Television Committee

10/2

7:00 PM

Cable Access room, Fayville Hall

Board of Selectmen Agenda

10/2

7:00 PM

Hearing Room Town house 

Southborough Scholarship Advisory Committee 10/2 7:30 PM Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall
Conservation Commission, Agenda 10/4 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Recycling Committee 10/4 7:30 Conference Room, DPWbuilding

Reservoir

September 30, 2007 - The Sudbury Reservoir looking Southeast toward Route 85 from Middle Road.

Phyllis (Farina) Taylor, 79, of Templeton and formerly of Southborough died at her home on September 27, 2007, after a period of declining health.

She was the wife of Russell Taylor for over 30 years before he passed away in 1980.

Born in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Regina (Vanzini) Farina.

Mrs. Taylor was a graduate of the former Peter’s High School, class of 1945. After graduation she went to work for New England Telephone in Marlborough for 45 years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of St. Anne Church of Southborough. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren

She is survived by a daughter Susan Mac Donald and Daniel of Templeton and a son Paul R. Taylor of Marlborough; 2 grandchildren Scott Mac Donald and his wife Liz of Laconia, NH; Stephen Mac Donald and his girl friend Tracy of Templeton; and her devoted friend Yolanda Connors of Southborough.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday Sept. 30, from 2 to 5 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough (morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Monday, October 1, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough, Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough.

Memorial Contributions maybe sent in her memory to Gardner Visiting Nurse Association, 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440
 

Like a Monet

September 30, 2007 - These Lillie's in the corner of the Sudbury Reservoir almost imitate artist Monet's style.

A Walk Through The Past

Tour Stop #13 Pilgrim Church - September 30, 2007 The Town of Southborough was incorporated in 1727 and the site known as “holy hill” chosen for a meeting house. Three acres of land were set apart for the meeting house, a burial place and a training field. That first Meeting House/Town Church was replaced by the current building, dedicated in 1806 and built under the supervision of Moses Newton. That meeting house had galleries around 2 sides of the sanctuary, box pews, a high pulpit with a winding staircase leading up to it and a low steeple with a bell. It continued to be used as a Meeting House up until 1834 when the state disestablished Parish Churches. The Unitarians took ownership of the building and the town had to build their own meeting house.

In 1831 thirteen Trinitarian members of the town church founded Pilgrim Congregational Church. In 1857 they bought the Parish Church from the Unitarians. Repairs and renovations included a twenty-foot addition to the back of the church, a higher steeple with a new bell, and the removal of the galleries around the sanctuary, the old pulpit, and the box pews.

The 1938 hurricane caused the steeple to tip out of plumb and needing repair. In 1953 the steeple was repaired so that the bell could be rung again. In 2001 major repair was needed for termites and dry rot. The years 1940, 1958, the 1970’s and 2003 saw major sanctuary renovations.

The parish hall addition in 1963 added a church office, Pastor’s study, two large classrooms, a hall with a stage, storage closets, a large kitchen and 2 new restrooms. 2003 saw repairs to the Steeple, installation of an elevator, handicapped bathrooms, a new organ, and a second story addition of 4 classrooms.  (The Southborough Historical Society presents a wonderful short walk on the history of the Town.  In several days the Southborough News will take you on that walk electronically but to see it best you should pick up a pamphlet when the Southborough Historical Museum reopens to the public.  "A Walking Tour of Southborough's Historic "Holy Hill".)

Roof Work

October 6, 2007 - Southborough Firefighters and Trottier School Maintenance check out the noise from a ventilation unit on the Trottier Middle School roof.  When the cover came off it was discovered the belt was pretty much gone and will need replaced. The unit was shut down until repaired.

10,000 and counting

     October 6, 2007 -  Today marks a major milestone with Southborough News.  The hits on Southborough News reached 10,000 this morning.  The Page views are many many more.  The launch of Southborough News on May 16, 2007 was like launching a vessel for me.  I didn't know if it would float or sink.  But the response to Southborough News has been tremendous since then.  Whether I meet you on the street, through phone calls or emails everyone has been so positive of this website.  You the reader and the Southborough News Advertisers help to make this website a wonderful addition to our town, Southborough.  I am glad so many people are enjoying it. 

 

     The Southborough News has been read from forty-nine states (Hawaii has not checked in yet) and several countries including Canada, Scotland, England, Italy, France, Brazil and Mexico.  Each day we get more readers than the day before. The emails from all of our readers tell us just how much you love to look at the photos and read about what's going on in Southborough.  I have been having fun meeting you all and taking the photos.  Someone once asked won't I run out of photos to take around town.  You know, this town changes so much during each day and every season that it is impossible to run out of photo shoots that seem to always prove interesting to someone.

 

     For those fairly new to the Southborough News let me say a huge welcome to you.  For those now very familiar with the Southborough News, thank you so much for helping to make it what it is today and hopefully improve with age.  From a two page website, Southborough News has expanded to include special pages for the Southborough Seniors, the Southborough Veterans and the Southborough Library.  There is a Community link page where you can access most any group or club in town, there are links to official Town of Southborough services that include the schools,  Town House, Fire and Police; the Naturally Outdoor Page shows the types of animals and hikes that are available in town and much more by clicking on the buttons at the top of the page.  We now have an archived page with a drop down menu to all the weeks that have gone by and there is now a search button located on that page.  The calendar is at the top right of the first page. If you have an event you would like to put in it, please email me.  For those that have enjoyed the electronic version of the Southborough Historical Society's A Walk Through the Past those selections are now on their own separate page by clicking here.

 

     The Southborough News does depend on advertisers to keep it running.  There are costs associated with doing this website. So I heartfully thank our advertisers: Lorraine Estella or Realty Executives, Shannon of Peaceful Minds, Jeanette Thomson of Thomson Architects, Annemarie of Annemarie's dance centre, Richard Gillespie of Countryside Rubbish and Recycling and the Gulbankians of Gulbankian Farm and Garden Center and Florist Shop.   If you are looking to buy/sell a home, renovate your home, in need of a massage to de-stress from Life's daily grind, need flowers, house plants or that special gift, don't have time to go to the transfer station or your child or you want to learn to dance, please support our advertisers by checking out what they offer.  If you or your company would love to advertise on the Southborough News contact me at editor@southboroughnews.com or call 509-328-3966.  The Southborough News is linked with www.hopnews.com which means  your advertisement and website will be seen by many people in the Metrowest area

 

     I would also like to remind everyone that if you have taken that perfect vacation photo you would love to share with the community or if you belong to a church, club, school group, organization or sport group you are welcome to submit photos and notices of events or fundraising efforts.  Is your group having raffle tickets, a car wash a yard sale coming up to raise funds? Your church having a fall fair?   Having a yard sale? Want more publication of it, send it in. We'll put it on at no cost.  Have a dog or cat missing? We'll post the info along with a photo. If you have been promoted at work and there is a press release, please send it along and I will include it here. The possibilities are endless, If you think it might be worthy to have something posted at Southborough News, give me a call or send me an email.  The Southborough News is currently a one person operation but, I want this to be the best little town online news source for Southborough that it can be.  So please feel free to contact me if you have a suggestion to possibly make the Southborough News even better than what it is today.  Thank you all for taking the time to enjoy Southborough News.

Lorraine Estella ® Cell: (508) 726-3809 Bus: (508) 480-8800        205 Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA 01772

   

                                     

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