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August 7, 2011 - August 13, 2011

Tragic Accident

August 12, 2011 - Southborough Firefighters responded to an accident southbound on route 495 yesterday.  A combo backhoe/bulldozer rolled off a National Grid truck onto a woman's van, killing one passenger and injuring the woman and two younger children.  This accident and another tragic accident in Bolton backed up Route 495 for over twenty miles for several hours. (Southborough fire photo)

All in A Row

August 12, 2011 - Farm tractors sitting idle at Chestnut Hill Farm.

Bolton Fair
 Dates August 11-14, 2011
 Thursday & Friday noon-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 9am-6pm
 Lancaster Fairgrounds, Route 117 at Route 110
 Admission: Adults $10; Seniors $6, Servicemen $5; Children (7-12) $5; Under age 6 - FREE
 
 Juried Craft Show, Agricultural and Horticultural Exhibits, Competitive events, Horse Show, Farmers Market, Food Court, Kids Country, Local and Commercial Exhibits, Midway
 
 Website: www.boltonfair.org
 Telephone: 978-365-7206, Fax: 978-365-2120
 Contact: Rose Darden, PO Box 154, Bolton, MA 01740
 Email: info@boltonfair.org

Balloon Festival Schedule of Events

Saturday August 13, 2011

FREE PARKING AT HUDSON ELKS
AND HUDSON HIGH SCHOOL

Front and back gates open at 5:30 am

Morning Admission:
$3.00 per adult $2.00 for children

Balloon Liftoff

around 6am

Pancake Breakfast

7am

Front and back gates open at 2:00 pm

Afternoon Admission:
$6.00 per adult $2.00 for children

Kids Train Ride

2 - 7pm

Blinkee the Clown

2 - 5pm

Children Activity Area

2 - 7pm

Food Court Area Open

2 - 7pm

Pavilion Bar

2 - 9pm

Vendors

2pm - ??

State Police Dog Show

3 - 3:30pm

McMurphy's Band

2 - 5 pm

Country Kickers

5 - 5:30PM

Bruce Marshall Band

5:30 - 9pm

Balloon Glow

Dusk

FREE PARKING AT HUDSON ELKS
AND HUDSON HIGH SCHOOL

(PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE) Service Credit Union Boston–Portsmouth Air Show officials held a news conference today where they announced their final performer lineup for the 2011 show and they unveiled site enhancements designed to improve the fan experience at the show. The show, which will feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds in their first New Hampshire appearance in 25 years, will be held August 13th and 14th at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease.

In addition to the Thunderbirds, the show will feature a blockbuster lineup including military demonstrations from the United States Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, the United States Navy F-18 Super Hornet and the New Hampshire Air National Guard KC-135. The Super Hornet will also be featured in the United States Navy Legacy Flight with the F4U Corsair.

The show will also have a phenomenal lineup of civilian aerobatic stars including National Aviation Hall of Famer Sean D. Tucker, New England native Michael Goulian, and Jason Newburg. Aerobatic teams performing include Team AeroShell with their four AT-6 "Texans", The Northeast Raiders flying Yakovlev 52’s and Nanchang CJ6’s, and Team Heavy Metal; a new jet demonstration team flying four L-39’s and one T-33.

The show will also have a MIG-17 demonstration and a P-51 Mustang demonstration as well as a solo demo by the F4U Corsair.

The show also announced that they will have a full complement of on-ground aircraft displays and will once again have the popular Kidz’ Zone Play Area on-site.

Air show officials also announced enhancements designed to improve the fan experience at this year’s show. Enhancements include: 571 Holt Avenue · Manchester, NH 03109 · Phone: (603) 625-6431 · Fax: (603) 625-6668 · www.BostonPortsmouthAirShow.com 

Chief Jon Tretter, Chief of Police of Newington, New Hampshire provided details of the show’s new traffic management system, which was developed by working closely with local and state authorities to increase traffic routes on and off the tradeport.

 The parking plan has been refined and has been highly coordinated to handle a large volume of vehicles.

 Additional free water will be available on site from Monadnock Mountain Spring Water from New Hampshire.

 Water will still be available for purchase but at reduced prices.

 Cool-down misting tents will be added on-site.

 A concerted effort has been made to secure large-scale static airplanes to help provide shade in main spectator area.

 A heat index flag system is being instituted and heat warnings will be announced to spectators along with reminders to hydrate.

 To meet spectator demand, food concession booths have been increased from 18 in 2010 to 37 this year (a 100% increase).

"We are excited to once again bring a world-class lineup to our air show fans throughout New England," said Steve Wade, CEO, of the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire as he announced the show lineup. "Pease will be rocking with the Thunderbirds and this phenomenal lineup this August!"

Michael Kaufman, CEO of the Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America detailed the show’s enhancements for 2011. "We are very excited for the show and know that these site enhancements will go a long way to improving the fan experience this year. We are thrilled to have such strong community and business support to the make the air show a success. Not the least of which is our tremendous title sponsor, Service Credit Union. Their sponsorship, along with others, will certainly make the air show an over-the-top experience for families this summer."

Tickets for the show are available at www.BostonPortsmouthAirShow.com  The Service Credit Union Boston–Portsmouth Air Show, which attracted a record crowd of 70,000 spectators in 2010, is once again being jointly produced by the Daniel Webster Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire.

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

New Volleyball Court

August 12, 2011 - The new volleyball court will be a welcome addition to the Neary School sports complex, thanks to an Eagle Scout project by Adam Wolfset of Troop 92.

Thank you for Volunteering

August 12, 2011 - They all volunteered to assist the Southborough Senior Center during the annual BBQ.

Front Row:  Emily Leonard, Grace Leonard, Hannah Leonard, Matt Barnes

Back Row:  Pete LeFrancois, Joanna Ostrovsky, Sarah Leonard, Sean Burns, Robbie Barnes, Mark Rotermund

A Heron Sunset

August 12, 2011 - A lone Great Blue Heron sits at the Middle Road Horseshoe falls earlier this week.

SOUTHBOROUGH 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.   Click here for a full job description.

EEO/AA

Space Weather News for Aug. 12, 2011
 http://spaceweather.com

 
 METEOR SHOWER: The Perseid meteor shower is underway. International observers are now reporting more than 20 meteors per hour as Earth passes through a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on the night of Aug. 12-13.  The best time to look is during the hours before dawn on Saturday morning, August 13th, when the glaring Moon is relatively low and meteor rates are highest.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for full coverage.
 
 WATCH OUT FOR THE SPACE STATION, TOO:  Consider it a cosmic coincidence.   During the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, the International Space Station will fly over many US towns and cities.  The behemoth spacecraft is easy to see if you know when to look.  Check SpaceWeather.com's Simple Satellite Tracker for flyby times: http://spaceweather.com/flybys/
 
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Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Southboro Nights Raffle tickets will be on sale at the transfer station this Saturday, August 13 from 7am-6pm. Tickets are $5 each or 3 tickets for $10. We have great overnight hotel packages, athletic shoes, martial arts birthday party package and boys and girls lacrosse equipment/gear. Raffles will also be for sale the night of the event but beat the crowd and buy early!
Lawn Lunch

August 11, 2011 - The Southborough Senior Center hosted a lunch on the lawn and had one of the most perfect days to do so.

 

The Southborough News welcomes its newest advertiser: Fitzgerald's General Store.  Fitzys as it is affectionately called by residents of Cordaville and Southville offers a large selection of groceries, Premium cigars, newspapers, beer, fine wine, gift cards, sundries and much more.  They accepted credit cards and there is an ATM machine in the store. For this week there is a wine sale promotion. 

Lindeman's $7.99 with $1.00 off it is $6.99 this week

90 Plus  $9.99 with $1.00 off it is $8.99 this week

Rex Goliath & Red Guitar just $4.99

(all prices are for 750 M.L.)

10% Discount if you buy six or more bottles

Busy as a Bee

August 11, 2011 - Not one bee but three bees getting pollen from this thistle.

Hey Everyone,

The Recovery Connection will be closed on Saturday, August 20th because all of our staff and members are expected to be at The MOAR event "Ride for Recovery".

Any 12 Step meetings scheduled to take place on this day are also cancelled.

We hope to see everyone at the event as there are more then 500 people expected to be there!

Have a great day!

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The Recovery Connection has committed to donate the beverages for the upcoming MOAR event, The "Ride for Recovery".

This Event is Saturday, August 20th at The Maynard Sports Club. If you want to attend please call The Recovery Connection @ 508-485-0298...or just stop down the center.

The event will include a family picnic, motorcycle ride, live music and many activities for children.

If you are able to make a beverage donation it would be greatly appreciated...just bring it down the center and give it to any of the staff members.
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Next Wednesday, August 17th The Recovery Connection will be having an ice cream party! All are welcome to attend!

This will be a great opportunity to socialize with your peers at the center.

This event will be taking place at 1:30PM

Thanks

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

Empty Courts

August 11, 2011 - Nice day but no one on the courts.

Moonshot

August 10, 2011 - A plane passes "under" the moon last night.

Woodward Third Grade

pair of scissors

� crayons (24 ct.)

� 4 glue sticks

� 1 - 4 oz. glue

� 24 pencils (#2)

� 12 pencil top erasers

� washable markers (8ct.)

� erasable colored pencils (10 ct)

� 3 composition notebooks

� 3 erasers (block style)

� 1 hand held sharpener

� 2 black expo low odor fine point dry-erase marker

� 8 pocket folders (white, yellow, green, red, orange, blue,

purple, light blue)

 

The following list of items matches the school supply kits sold

by the SOS.

Woodward Second Grade

24 count Crayola crayons

12 count Crayola colored pencils

1 pair Fiskars pointed scissors

1 binder – 3 ring, 1 inch, white view binder (insertable front)

6 glue sticks (.77 oz.)

24 count #2 Dixon-Ticonderoga pencils

8 ct. Crayola thin washable markers

1 Expo low odor fine tip dry erase marker (black)

3 block erasers

4 pocket folders (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue, 1 yellow)

1 Mead marble composition book – 100 pages

1 Expo black low odor fine point dry erase marker

1 plastic pencil box

Trottier Middle School Supply List

6th Grade Supply List- 2011-2012

The following is a general supply list for the incoming sixth graders. 

Individual core teachers will hand out specific supply lists on the

         first day of class.

·         All students must have a planner/assignment book*

·         6 – Two Pocket Folders (Vinyl Recommended)

        (One Each – Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple, Orange)

·         24 Pencils

·         12 Red Pens

·         12 Erasers

·         Ruler (Vinyl)

·         Protractor

·         Package of Index Cards

·         One 2GB flash drive

    *A Trottier Middle School assignment book may be purchased for $5.00

when school reopens. If you choose not to purchase a Trottier planner,

please bring your own planner on the first day of school.               

7th Grade Supply List 2011-2012

·         One box of tissues per student (to be given to the homeroom teacher, so that every teacher has close to a year supply) 

·         A three-ring binder with paper for science and social studies  

·         A 2 inch 3-ring binder with paper for language arts and reading 

·         A composition book or small spiral bound notebook for reading journals

·         A 7.5 x 10 inch hard-cover composition notebook for science.  

·         A spiral notebook, many pencils, two dry erase markers, and choice of a two-pocket folder, accordion file, or three-ring binder to organize math handouts

·         A one-and-one-half inch three-ring binder for French or Spanish 

·         A small, hand-sized notebook for Leaf Collection 

·         A supply of loose leaf notebook paper 

·         A two-pocket folder for the science classroom 

·         Many blue or black pens, red correcting pens, and pencils, frequently replenished 

·         A package of 5 notebook dividers for Language Arts binder

·         Highlighters 

·         Note cards 

·         5-7 book covers (NOT BOOK SOCKS!! (they can ruin the book)

·         1 2GB flash drive     

 

 Optional: a calculator for home use (a scientific calculator will be  

 available in all math classrooms). Also, you will need an assignment book

 or planner. A Trottier Middle School assignment book may be purchased

 for $5.00 when school reopens. If you choose not to purchase a

 Trottier planner, please bring your own planner on the first day of

 school.

 

8th Grade Supply List- 2011-2012

Language Arts/Reading

  • 1” 3-ring binder

  • 8” X 10” composition notebook (approx. 100 pages)

  • 10 loose-leaf index dividers for 3-ring binders

  • 1 pack of note cards

  • 1 40 sheet/80 pages composition booklet

Foreign Language

  • 1-1/2” 3-ring binder

Social Studies

  • 1 ½” 3-ring binder

  • 10 loose-leaf index dividers

Science

  • 1” 3-ring binder with white lined paper

  • 8” X 10” composition notebook (approx. 100 pages)

  • 1 pack of 100 note cards 5x8’’

Math

  • Two 1-subject spiral notebooks

  • Pack of graph paper

  • Two white board markers

  • 3-ring binder filled with 100 pages 3-hole loose leaf paper

A Year’s Supply

  • 3-hole punched white lined paper (2 packages)

  • reinforcements

  • erasable pens (at least 24)

  • pencils (at least 48)

  • red correcting pens

  • highlighters

  • white out

  • case to hold pens, pencils, etc.  (optional, but suggested)

  • a set of colored pencils

  • index cards 3 X 5 (approx. 200)

  • box of Kleenex (please bring to homeroom)

     You will also need an assignment book or planner. A Trottier Middle  

     School assignment book may be purchased for $5.00 when school

     reopens. If you choose not to purchase a Trottier planner, please

     bring your own planner on the first day of school.

 

Northborough Southborough Regional Schools Employment Opportunities

Instructional Technology Specialist,
part-time Northborough Public Schools
Instructional Technology Licensure Required

All resumes must be received by August 12, 2011.

: : : : : : : :

TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST, Non-Instructional
Lincoln Street & Peaslee Schools

REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of computer troubleshooting and repair; Macintosh experience preferred.

All resumes must be received by August 12, 2011.

 

Appropriate teaching certification required.

Send a separate packet for each position for which you apply.

Each application packet must include:

  • a letter of intent stating the position applied for
    a resume

  • current letters of reference

  • an unofficial copy of transcripts, and

  • a photocopy of certification(s)

Please print name of position and district on outside of mailing envelope.

 

 

 Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop

            Remember your friends around the world! We wired birthday flowers to England today and are able to send flowers to most countries. Fresh flowers will brighten your loved one's day and delivery is guaranteed with confirmation. We need 24-36 hours notice for all overseas orders.

 

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR MURRAY DESIGNATES AUGUST AS ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE AWARENESS MONTH

Local, state and federal officials highlight outreach and eradication efforts in Massachusetts

WORCESTER – Wednesday, August 10, 2011 – Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today designated August as Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) Awareness Month, presenting a proclamation signed by Governor Deval Patrick, that reminds all residents of the Commonwealth to remain vigilant in spotting ALB and reporting possible sightings. The Lieutenant Governor was joined at today's replanting ceremony by officials from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR), the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to highlight tree replanting and prevention efforts at Green Hill Park in Worcester.

“I have seen first-hand the impact of the Asian Longhorned Beetle Infestation in my hometown of Worcester, and I understand the need to protect all Massachusetts communities from the spread of this invasive insect," said Lieutenant Governor Murray. "Our Administration continues to collaborate with our local and federal partners to raise awareness, spread the word and work together to help replant trees in impacted communities.”

Infestation of the beetle was first reported in Worcester on August 1, 2008, leading to the removal of more than 27,000 trees across the city. In July 2010, a second infestation was discovered in Boston, but has so far remained limited in its scope.

“Our battle against the Asian Longhorned Beetle has been a great example of a true partnership between federal, state and local governments – and private organizations,” said Congressman James McGovern. “We’ve made great progress in eradication, and will continue to work to raise public awareness to halt the spread of this invasive pest and to restore our urban forest.”

Residents should be especially vigilant for the ALB during the summer months, when adult beetles have emerged from the trees and are active. The beetle can destroy hardwood trees including maple, birch and willow. By tunneling deep into a tree's branches and trunk, beetle larvae disrupt sap flow, weakening and eventually killing the tree. Once the beetle invades a tree, the only remedy is to cut the tree down and chip it into small pieces. ALB is thought to have been first introduced to the United States in New York in 1996 via wood packing material shipped from Asia.

“Among our greatest assets in the fight against ALB are everyday citizens,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan Jr. “Being alert to the warning signs of infestation can save entire landscapes.”

Since the discoveries of ALB in Worcester and Boston, the USDA has led an ongoing eradication effort, known as the Massachusetts Asian Longhorned Beetle Cooperative Eradication Program, in partnership with DAR, DCR, the cities of Worcester and Boston, and the towns of Auburn, Boylston, Holden, Shrewsbury, West Boylston and Brookline.

“As our efforts continue to eradicate the ALB from Worcester County, to date we’re seeing a 90% reduction of the number of infested trees found this year as compare to those found three years ago,” said USDA Program Manager Clint McFarland. “We continue to appreciate the cooperation of folks impacted by the eradication efforts, especially as the program continues its work to contain and eliminate the ALB infestation from Worcester County.”

DAR has been performing outreach and education to the public throughout this time at agricultural fairs, public festivals and other events across the state. In 2011, DAR has turned its focus to youth audiences, bringing on a full-time educational coordinator in partnership with DCR and USDA. The coordinator has been working throughout the state, with an emphasis on Worcester County, visiting schools and camps and teaching kids about ALB through a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. This focus on youth will continue through fall with an effort to get information about ALB into schools through free programs and educational activities as well as a national ALB curriculum developed by the USDA.

"The successful eradication of ALB will depend on continued outreach efforts to ensure that every resident can identify this invasive pest and knows what steps need to be taken to help eliminate its threat to native tree species and the state’s agricultural interests," said DAR Commissioner Scott J. Soares.

A key player in the Massachusetts Asian Longhorned Beetle Cooperative Eradication program, DCR continues to notify property owners of their rights and responsibilities, hold public information meetings and alert residents to the presence of infested trees on their property. DCR staff has also surveyed the regulated area, removed infested trees and planted new ones. To date, DCR has planted 8,733 new trees.

“DCR will continue its part to aid in the protection of landscapes across the Commonwealth,” said DCR Commissioner Edward M. Lambert, Jr. “With education we can raise awareness of ALB and with our replanting efforts we can revitalize Worcester’s tree population.”

“We are grateful for the support of the Patrick-Murray Administration in leading the efforts to rebuild Worcester’s urban forest in response to the damage caused by the Asian Longhorn Beetle,” said Worcester Mayor Joe O’Brien.

How to spot an infestation:

Signs of an ALB infestation include round, smooth-edged, dime-sized holes left by adult beetles exiting a tree, sawdust-like material on the ground, around the trunk or on tree limbs, and oozing sap. If an exit hole can be easily reached, try fitting the eraser end of a pencil into the hole. If it goes in straight at least one inch deep, contact the Asian Longhorned Beetle hotline (866-702-9938) or visit www.mass.gov/agr/alb. These beetles leave exit holes spread out across a tree. A series of holes together in a line is typically caused by woodpeckers or sapsuckers rather than ALB.

Throughout the summer, adult beetles emerge and feed on leaves and twigs, primarily on maple trees. Adult beetles are .75- to 1.5-inches long, shiny black with irregular white spots and have antennae that are one to two times their body length. The beetles can be found on trees, but also on park benches, car hoods, porches and sidewalks. The beetles are most active from early summer through mid-fall and do not attack oaks or conifers, such as pine or spruce. Female beetles chew small oval pits, a half-inch in diameter, to lay their eggs beneath tree bark. After the eggs hatch, the larvae bore into and feed off of living trees over the winter.

To report suspicious tree damage, view photographs and videos of tree damage or read about ALB, visit www.massnrc.org/pests/alb or call the toll-free Asian Longhorned beetle hotline at (866) 702-9938.

More information about the eradication program:http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/hot_issues/alb/alb.shtm

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Lift Off

August 9, 2011 - Geese lift overhead along the Sudbury Reservoir.

Sales Tax Free Weekend Headed our Way

A recently enacted statute provides for a Massachusetts “sales tax holiday weekend,” i.e., two consecutive days during which most purchases made by individuals for personal use will not be subject to Massachusetts sales or use taxes.  St. 2011, c. 86 (“the Act”).  The Act provides that the sales tax holiday will occur on August 13 and 14, 2011 and on those days, non-business sales at retail of single items of tangible personal property costing $2,500 or less are exempt from sales and use taxes, subject to certain exclusions. The following do not qualify for the sales tax holiday exemption and remain subject to tax: all motor vehicles, motorboats, meals, telecommunications services, gas, steam, electricity, tobacco products and any single item whose price is in excess of $2,500.  The Act charges the Commissioner of Revenue with issuing instructions or forms and rules and regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of the Act.

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Space Weather News for August 9, 2011
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 X-FLARE: This morning at 0805 UT, sunspot 1263 produced an X7-class solar flare--so far the most powerful flare of new Solar Cycle 24.  The brunt of the explosion was not Earth directed.  Even so, a minor solar proton storm is in progress around our planet, and the flare also created waves of ionization in Earth's upper atmosphere.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for images and more information.
 
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Quang-Tuan Luong at Work in King's Canyon National Park, August 2007. Photograph by Buddy Squires. ©Buddy Squires, used with permission.
Quang-Tuan Luong at Work in King's Canyon National Park, August 2007. Photograph by Buddy Squires. ©Buddy Squires, used with permission.
 
“Treasured Lands” Photographer
Quang-Tuan Luong
Speaks on the
Last Day of the Exhibition
Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 2 PM

The Museum proudly announces that Quang-Tuan Luong, photographer of “Treasured Lands: The Fifty-Eight U.S. National Parks in Focus,” returns to lecture on the last day of the exhibition–Saturday, September 20, 2011 at 2 pm. His new talk, “Treasured Lands: Journeys and Vision” is filled with fresh images from his national parks project. Luong will discuss his use of large format photographic technology, revealing how his images capture more than can be seen by the human eye. He will also explore how the “Treasured Lands” project is influencing his current work. The lecture is FREE, made possible by the Lowell Institute.

Luong will be on hand following the talk for a book signing. Spectacular Yosemite, 2011, will be available for purchase.

For the past 15 years, photographer Quang-Tuan Luong has traveled across the United States, treasure hunting. Not for gold or hidden oil reserves, but to capture in photographs the spectacular beauty of our national parks. Luong has single-handedly documented all 58 U.S. national parks, a feat that no other photographer has accomplished. To get his pictures, Luong kayaked through iceberg-laden waters, canoed down wild rivers, scuba-dived tropical seas, climbed to the summit of Mt. McKinley, and frequently trekked the backcountry, all while lugging his 75-pound, large-format camera, photo gear, and camping equipment.

Join us for this very special event!
Fifteen-Star Flag, 1794-1818. National Heritage Museum, gift of John E. Craver, 95.021
Fifteen-Star Flag, 1794-1818. National Heritage Museum, gift of John E. Craver, 95.021


 
Get to Know Our Flag Lecture Series
“The Flags of Fort Sumter: National Symbolism in the Civil War “

Saturday, September 17, 2:00 PM

The Museum welcomes Richard Hatcher, author and historian at Fort Sumter National Monument, who will present the lecture “The Flags of Fort Sumter: National Symbolism in the Civil War,” on Saturday, September 17 at 2 pm. During the Civil War, newly created flags appeared on battlefields. In this lively illustrated talk, Hatcher will offer insight into what these flags meant to our divided nation. He will also trace the history of the Civil War-era flags in the Fort Sumter collection. The lecture is FREE. It is made possible by Ruby W. Linn, and is part of new lecture series celebrating the National Heritage Museum’s treasured 15-star flag.

Richard Hatcher began his career with the National Park Service as a volunteer in 1970, becoming an employee in 1976. Prior to becoming historian at Fort Sumter National Monument in 1992, he served at Colonial National Historical Park, Kings Mountain National Military Park, and Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. Hatcher is the author of numerous Civil War-related books and articles. His latest work, a co-authored book titled The First Shot, was published in April 2011 by Arcadia Press.

The inspiration for the lecture series is the Museum’s treasured 15-star flag. Made between 1794 and 1818, this flag dates from the same era as the Star-Spangled Banner, which inspired our national anthem. The flag will be available for viewing on the day of the lecture in the Museum’s Farr Conference Room.
Unidentified Knights Templar Member, 1893. Abraham Edmonds (b. ca. 1851), New York, New York. Gift of Walter A. Kmiec, 80.58. Photograph by David Bohl.
Unidentified Knights Templar Member, 1893. Abraham Edmonds (b. ca. 1851), New York, New York. Gift of Walter A. Kmiec, 80.58. Photograph by David Bohl.
 
"Inspired by Fashion: American Masonic Regalia"
Now Open!

Ever wonder about the funny hats, elaborate aprons—or even the Hawaiian shirts—used by members of Masonic fraternities? For decades, popular television programs and movies have poked fun at these groups by featuring characters that belong to made-up fraternities with goofy names and even funnier hats and costumes. In the real world, members and non-members alike have often perceived Masonic costume as weird, silly, or outlandish. Freemasonry, in fact, provided much of the inspiration for the costumes, rituals, and symbols used by most fraternal groups—both real and imagined. “Inspired by Fashion: American Masonic Regalia,” takes a deep look at the Masonic costume tradition as a way to better understand how Freemasonry has long intersected with daily life.

“Inspired by Fashion” presents garments and images from the National Heritage Museum collection, and explores the ideas behind Masonic regalia and costume. Each section in the show delves into a source of inspiration—contemporary fashion, the military, Orientalism, and the theater—to show the connections between Masonic fashions and everyday style over the centuries.
Coming In October
Spitfire photo courtesy of Pip Moss
Spitfire photo courtesy of Pip Moss
 
Fantastic Model Miniatures
Saturday, October 1, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Sunday, October 2, 12:00 noon to 4:30 PM

Here's a heads up that Model Miniatures are returning to the Museum!

The minatures on view allow us to see the people, machines, and surroundings lost in time past. They also take us to places we will never visit like the inside the cockpit of a WWII British Fighter Ace, the surface of the moon, inside a deep diving submarine, or the fantasy world of The Lord of The Rings. The expertly crafted miniatures are created by members of the International Plastic Modelers Society’s Patriot Chapter and the East Coast Figure Artists. Model-makers will offer demonstrations and talks on Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $7/family (non-members), $5/family (Museum members), and $5/individual. Proceeds support educational programs at the Museum.

The Museum WILL be open on Sunday, October 2 from noon to 4:30 pm for this special event.

Fan Us on Facebook!

Facebook is an easy way to stay current with Museum events and news. Please take a moment to fan us by clicking here, and help us spread the word about all our great exhibitions and programs!

Follow Us on Twitter!

If you enjoy Twitter, please follow the Museum! Yet another easy way we can keep you up to date.

 

National Heritage Museum
33 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421
781-861-6559
www.nationalheritagemuseum.org
Free admission and parking
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am–4:30 pm

Closed Sunday through Tuesday

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

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

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

MUZZLELOADER REGULATION CHANGE NOW OFFICIAL

 

A regulation change allowing deer hunters to use a hinge or break-open action muzzleloader during the primitive firearms season for deer has officially been enacted and will be in effect for the 2011 deer season.  Previously, this type of muzzleloader was prohibited from use during primitive firearms deer season. The 2011 Primitive Firearms season for deer begins on December 12 and ends on December 31. Deer hunters are reminded that all blackpowder guns used during this season must load from the muzzle. After a review by the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and a Public Hearing held in the spring, the Fisheries and Wildlife Board approved the regulation change in April of 2011.  The regulatory change became official when it was published in the Massachusetts Register and the Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) by the Secretary of the Commonwealth this summer. 

Algonquin Regional School

WHAT’S UP?

8/22 Football Tryouts

8/24 Freshman Orientation

8/25 Tryouts for other Fall Sports

Look Who is Coming to Dinner

August 8, 2011 - Getting fatter by the fruit a Red Squirrel keeps stuffing it's mouth.

A Bridge Over An Aqueduct

August 8, 2011 - The cause of commuters nightmare at times.  The Route 495 bridges in Southborough have been getting facelifts but causing backups at times up on the highway. 

Alphonsina 'Sina' A. (Gasparoni) Torcoletti, 89, of Southborough died on August 6, 2011 at Marlborough Hills. She was the wife of Candido Torcoletti for the past 68 years. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough (morrisfuneralparlor.com).
Sultry Sunset

August 8, 2011 - Cows, fields, trees, fences all take on the glow of the end of a hot summer's day on Chestnut Hill Road.

Southboro Nights Raffle tickets will be on sale at the transfer station this Saturday, August 13 from 7am-6pm. Tickets are $5 each or 3 tickets for $10. We have great overnight hotel packages, athletic shoes, martial arts birthday party package and boys and girls lacrosse equipment/gear. Raffles will also be for sale the night of the event but beat the crowd and buy early!

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

If you have already registered for an event, but have not paid, then you may make an on-line payment.

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

Fall & Winter 2011 Course Catalog

New England Wild Flower Society offers a great variety of classes, courses, and field trips for adults and children

Click here for a downloadable copy of the Fall/Winter 2011 Learn & Grow Catalog of classes, courses, and field trips for adults and children.

Or you may view adult classes by subject, region, or date by clicking here.

Late Season Container Gardening

 

Get past the potted chrysanthemum and a pumpkin for your front porch this fall. With summer winding down, it’s time to jazz up those tired container plantings you’ve been watering since June. Discover native plants that carry color, texture and form into the fall and learn tips on design, maintenance and over-wintering. Then assemble and plant your own container under the instructor’s guidance. BYOC--bring your own container. Containers and plants available at a discount for class participants that day. Class fee includes potting mix, fertilizer and mulch. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
Course Code: hor2954
Instructor: Dan Jaffe
Fee: $30 (Member) / $36 (Nonmember)
Limit: 15   Credit: Elective-HD/Adv. HD

 

Balloon Festival Schedule of Events

Saturday August 13, 2011

FREE PARKING AT HUDSON ELKS
AND HUDSON HIGH SCHOOL

Front and back gates open at 5:30 am

Morning Admission:
$3.00 per adult $2.00 for children

Balloon Liftoff

around 6am

Pancake Breakfast

7am

Front and back gates open at 2:00 pm

Afternoon Admission:
$6.00 per adult $2.00 for children

Kids Train Ride

2 - 7pm

Blinkee the Clown

2 - 5pm

Children Activity Area

2 - 7pm

Food Court Area Open

2 - 7pm

Pavilion Bar

2 - 9pm

Vendors

2pm - ??

State Police Dog Show

3 - 3:30pm

McMurphy's Band

2 - 5 pm

Country Kickers

5 - 5:30PM

Bruce Marshall Band

5:30 - 9pm

Balloon Glow

Dusk

FREE PARKING AT HUDSON ELKS
 AND HUDSON HIGH SCHOOL

Incoming Algonquin Freshmen Workshop !

Are you entering freshmen year at Algonquin this fall and are feeling nervous? Do you have unanswered questions about your upcoming and exciting 9th grade year? Join Girl Scout Troop 77097 at the Southborough Library on August 16th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM.

This informative workshop will be run by the girls of the troop. An overview of your first year at Algonquin will be thoroughly explained during this event. Points of interest include teachers, classes, electives, clubs, and sports. Questions are welcome!

Please sign up at the library or call 508-485-5031 to add your name to the list.

As girls fresh out of the 9th grade, we will provide you with insightful information and tips on how to survive your first year at the Gonk.

 

August 8 - 12, 2011

Meeting Date Time Place
Draft Committee on Town Manager Legislation - Agenda Aug 8 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Board of Selectmen - Agenda Aug 9 6:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Board of Commissioners of Trust Fund -Agenda Aug 10 5:00 PM First floor Conference Room, Town House
Recreation Commission - Agenda Aug 11 7:30 PM Recreation Office, 21 Highland Street
Planning Board - Agenda Aug 12 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
       
  Southborough Senior Center
8 Monday 9 Tuesday 10 Wednesday 11 Thursday 12 Friday 13Saturday
8:30 Walking fitness challenge 8:30 walking group 8:30 walking fitness 9:30 Mah Jongg 8:30 Walking fitness open 9:00 AM Noon

 

 

  9:30 Tai Chi     10:00 Canasta
9:00 Health Clinic     10:00 Beginner Tai Chi  
  12:00 Ping Pong 9:30 Pool 10:00 AM Bocce  
  12:00 pitch 12:00 Lunch on the lawn 12:00 Bridge  
      12:00 Pitch  
Sunday  7 Monday 8 Tuesday 9 Wednesday 10 Thursday 11 Friday 12 Saturday 13
   

 
 
 
 
 
   

 


 

Assabet Valley News

Employment opportunity: Mathematics Instructor Click for info

Assabet After Dark

Need computer, cooking, nursing, landscape classes.  All kinds of classes offered. Click here.

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

How To Ride A Bike Class

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If you never learned to ride a bike or need to relearn the basics, this is the class for you! Our patient instructors use a series of skill-developing exercises to get you up on two wheels. You'll learn to start and stop smoothly while balancing comfortably on a bike. How to Ride a Bike class is for adults and kids 12 and older.

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When: 08/13/2011 08:00 AM
Cost: $

Introduction to GPS Navigation Class

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Head out into the field for a day of hands-on GPS navigation training. You'll learn how to enter waypoints, use the tracklog on your GPS, and transfer information between the unit and your map. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it.

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When: 08/13/2011 09:00 AM
Cost: $

Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard

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Learn what you need to know to get started in the exciting sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. We'll teach you proper stance, paddling strokes, and balance on the board. You'll get on the water instruction and practice. All equipment included.

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When: 08/13/2011 09:00 AM
Cost: $

Open Climbing at REI Framingham

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Join us at REI's Climbing Pinnacle. Whether a veteran, beginner, or never experienced the thrill of indoor climbing, this event is for you!

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When: 08/13/2011 01:00 PM
Cost: $

Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard

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Learn what you need to know to get started in the exciting sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. We'll teach you proper stance, paddling strokes, and balance on the board. You'll get on the water instruction and practice. All equipment included.

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Framingham REI Store
 375 Cochituate Rd
 Framingham, MA 01701
 (508) 270-6325