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August 14, 2011 - August 20, 2011

About to Turn

August 20, 2011 - Getting that aroma as you cross the causeways? Seeing brown instead of blue?  It appears parts of the Sudbury Reservoir are about to go into a Blue Green Algae Bloom.

 

MEMA ISSUES HURRICANE SAFETY TIPS FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

 

FRAMINGHAM, MA – “Our business community should be aware of the potential of hurricane damage here in the Commonwealth,” said Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Director Kurt Schwartz. “Every business owner should prepare or review their own Preparedness and Recovery Plan. ‘Business as usual’ will not happen without good planning.”

 

·        Review your property insurance with your insurance agent. Take photographs or make a video of your business establishment, both inside and outside. 

·        Determine and establish a written Hurricane Preparedness Plan for your business and its contents. Coordinate this plan with local and state officials.  Specify the conditions under which the plan will be implemented.

·        Test your plan, reviewing it annually. Establish an employee-training program on your Hurricane Plan.

·        Make plans for protection of your computer files, including an off-site back-up system to secure and safely store data.

·        Protect corporate records, keeping duplicates at an alternate location.

·        Well in advance, acquire emergency protective equipment and supplies. Heavy plastic sheeting, duct tape, sandbags, emergency generator, chain saw and large pieces of plywood will help protect your property.

·        As storms approach, remember to bring in display racks and other objects, such as trashcans that might cause damage if airborne.  Remove outdoor signs, especially those that swing or are portable.

·        Move merchandise, equipment or furniture away from windows or skylights. Elevate boxes or equipment, if possible.

·        Turn off electricity and disconnect all electrical appliances and equipment (except for refrigeration equipment), in case there is a power outage.  An ensuing power surge, once power is restored, could be damaging to connected equipment.

·        Inform all employees on when and how you will notify them to report back to work.

     Develop an employee identification system, such as picture ID badges. This may help employees gain access to the area after a hurricane.

·        If possible, make arrangements to pay employees in cash.  It may be several days before banking institutions are operational.

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

Looking to give back to your community?

Here are several committees looking for volunteers.

Committee Vacancies

Committee Name

# of Openings

Term

American with Disabilities Act Committee

2

1 year

Cable Television Committee

1

1 year

Capital Budget Committee

1

3 years

Fence Viewer

1

1 year

Field Driver

1

1 year

Historical Commission

4

3 years

Open Space Preservation Commission

2

5 years

Phase II Stormwater Committee

2

1 year

Southborough Housing Opportunity Partnership Committee (SHOPC)

2

3 years

Southborough Stewardship Committee

2

1 year

Click here for Volunteer Form

 

2011 AYF JAMBOREE
 Sunday, August 21st
 Hudson High School
 69 Brigham Street
 Hudson, MA 01749
 (978) 567-6250

 
 8:00am to 600pm
 Game
 
 Home
 Visiting
 
 Time
 Division
 Team
 Team
 
 8:00
 Mitey Mite
 Northboro/Southboro
 Marlboro 1
 
 10:00
 5th Grade
 Hudson
 Northboro/Southboro
 
 12:00
 Tiny Mites
 Charlton/Dudley
 Northboro/Southboro
 
 2:00
 6th Grade
 Northboro/Southboro
 Millbury/Sutton
 
 3:00
 7th Grade
 Nipmuc
 Northboro/Southboro
 
 5:00
 8th Grade
 Northboro/Southboro
 Milford
 
 Directions From Route 495 North
 Take Route 290 East towards Marlboro. At intersection with Route 85 (second set of Lights) go left (north) towards Hudson Center. Take first left onto Brigham Street after Washington Motors. At STOP sign bear left continuing on Brigham Street. High School and Riverside Park will be on your right.
 
 Directions From Route 495 South
 Exit at Route 62. Go east on Route 62 (Central Street) towards Hudson. At rotary stay right onto Route 85 South. After Robinson’s Hardware bear right onto Park Street. Park Street will become Brigham Street. High School and Riverside Park will be on your right.
 
 $5.00 entrance fee. Football players, cheerleaders, coaches & children 5 and under are free.
 
 Food and T-Shirts available.
 No outside food will be allowed into the Jamboree.
 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

8/20/20111:00 - 5:00 PM EDT

·         Open Climbing at REI Framingham

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

·         Location: Framingham REI | More Info, Directions

·         Member: Free

·         Non Member: $10.00

register

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8/21/20111:00 - 5:00 PM EDT

·         Open Climbing at REI Framingham

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

·         Location: Framingham REI | More Info, Directions

·         Member: Free

·         Non Member: $10.00

register

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8/23/20117:00 - 8:30 PM EDT

·         Bike Maintenance Basics

·         Join an introductory class designed to help you take care of your bike!

·         Location: Framingham REI | More Info, Directions

·         Member: Free

·         Non Member: $20.00

register

 

·         Spots left: 16

·         Total spots: 30

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8/23/20116:00 - 8:30 PM EDT

·         Family Climb at REI Framingham

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

·         Location: Framingham REI | More Info, Directions

·         Member: Free

·         Non Member: $10.00

register

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8/25/20116:30 - 8:00 PM EDT

·         Fundamentals of GPS Navigation Class

·         This class will lead you through both fun and practical applications of GPS navigation. Learn how to pinpoint your location, mark waypoints, plot courses and create routes. At the end of the class, we'll go outdoors for hands-on experience. GPS units available, but feel free to bring your own.

·         Location: Framingham REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

·         Member: $30.00

·         Non Member: $50.00

register

 

·         Spots left: 12

·         Total spots: 12

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8/27/20118:00 - 11:00 AM EDT

·         Cochituate State Park Fishing Derby

·         Join us at the Boat Ramp for the 1st Annual Cochituate State Park Fishing Derby. The competition is open to children ages 14 and under. Instruction will be available for unexperienced participants.

·         Location: Cochituate State Park | More Info, Directions

See event details

See event details

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9/6/20117:00 - 8:30 PM EDT

·         Leave No Trace Backyard Session

·         Join REI community partners and REI co-op members and customers from throughout New England for an evening of fun, learning and discussion centered around Leave No Trace.

·         Location: Framingham REI | More Info, Directions

·         Free

 

REI

 375 Cochituate Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: (508) 270-6325

 

Rainshine

August 19, 2011 - Heavy downpour of rain, bolts of lightning and claps of thunder brought even some sunshine during the rain.

 

August 19, 2011 - A Reminder.

Have a Birthday coming up?  Better check your drivers license.  Did you know that in order to save money the Registry of Motor Vehicles no longer mails renewal reminders for licenses.  But you can sign up on line to get a notice.

RMV Reminder Service - Powered by Sendza

Welcome to the Registry of Motor Vehicles newest customer convenience — safe electronic notification services that will help you remember to renew your MA driver’s license or MA ID.

With this free service you determine how the RMV reminds you by email, phone or text (SMS) message. The RMV has partnered with Sendza, an outside firm that will deliver your automatic reminder * at no cost to you or the Commonwealth.

To get started, you will need your Massachusetts license or MA ID number, date of birth, and your residential zip code so we can verify your information is in our database. The RMV will then transition you to the Sendza website where you will complete the process to subscribe to the reminder service. Sendza will ask you to select how you want to be notified—by email, phone or text message. You must then provide the appropriate email address or phone number. Sendza receives coded information that enables them to deliver your reminder, but never sees your personal information and cannot display or share it.

You can unsubscribe from the service, change your contact information or method of delivery at any time simply by following the prompts once you have entered the subscription page.

Please be sure to join the RMV Reminder Service at least 45 days before the expiration date on your license or ID. For each renewal period, you will receive only one reminder notice approximately 30 days prior to the pending expiration date.

Once again, no personal information is ever displayed.

HOUSE MINORITY LEADER JONES CONGRATULATES

REPRESENTATIVE LEVY ON PERFECT VOTING RECORD

Levy Casts 104 Consecutive Roll Call Votes This Year

 

BOSTON—House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. congratulated State Representative Steven Levy (R-Marlborough) today for achieving an impressive voting record so far this legislative session.

 

The Marlborough Republican participated in 104 consecutive roll call votes in the House this year, a 100% voting record, casting votes in favor of a number of reforms relative to reversions for local aid and court reform. Representative Levy also cast numerous votes challenging the Democratic-led House on a number of issues, including a comprehensive Ethics Reform package, an income tax rollback, a permanent sales tax holiday and a gradual rollback of the state sales tax.

 

“Steven is an incredibly committed member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and an extremely valuable asset to the House Republican Caucus,” said Representative Jones.  “The people of the 4th Middlesex District are fortunate to have Representative Levy up here on Beacon Hill fighting for them day in and day out.”

 

“As a State Representative, I believe it is critically important to be an advocate for my constituents, and to be present for every vote,” said Representative Levy. “I am proud of my voting record, and I am proud to be representing the citizens of the Berlin, Marlborough and Southborough”

 

Representative Levy currently serves on the Committees on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, Revenue and State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

 

Formal sessions will resume after Labor Day. 

 

In Control Crash Prevention
 

Worth Sharing.....

As we approach 20,000 graduates we may get more used to receiving notes like this, but after getting our fifth unsolicited "In Control Moment" email in just two weeks, we wanted to share this timely and well written note:
 
My daughter was driving with her best friend, also 18, in the front passenger seat towards her old high school. A pickup truck didn't see her coming down the road, in oncoming traffic around 40-50mph. And turned left directly in front of her. Thanks to your instructors' teaching, she slammed on the brake, maintained control of her car, swerved successfully around the pickup truck just barely missing it.

As my daughter reported to me: Mom, I just have to tell you, taking that course saved Brooke's and my life today! I didn't have time to think... I just reacted as they taught us. We would have been killed... At least an ambulance ride... The pickup driver was so shaken up and apologetic. He kept saying how sorry he was... He said he just didn't see us. I wouldn't have known what to do, or slam on the brakes, if it weren't for this course and what they taught us.....it saved our lives.

So, can you please tell the course director and driver from Sunday, that they saved 2 lives on Friday: my daughter and her best friend.


I am flying today to drop my daughter off to start her freshman year. If it weren't for your course, and the superb teaching, we would be having a very different experience this week...and not celebrating a daughter's milestone to begin college, but a far worse parent's worst nightmare instead.

So, just wanted to thank you and your instructors from the bottom of my heart.

 

We hope that most of you never experience a similar close call and we take special pride in believing our training has helped keep you safe. 

 

Please consider sharing this email with your friends, family, school, lawmakers, etc...anyone who might not really understand why this training is so important!

  

There are still plenty of seats available on our calendar as these last few weeks of summer come to a close.  Please feel free to share our summer special and try not to let the people you care about allow life to get in the way of scheduling just a half day with us.

 

Sincerely,

~The In Control Team
 
P.S. If you have similar stories to share, please hit reply and let us know. Nothing is more motivational to our team than hearing how we made a difference.

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Hawks in Flight Lectures
 Sponsored by Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
 
 Class dates and times:
 Wed, Sep 07, 2011 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 Wed, Sep 14, 2011 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 
 Instructor: Paul Roberts - Expert Birder and Teacher
 Audience: Adult
 Fee: Adults $25.00m/ $30.00nm

 
 Fall is the time to see hundreds or even thousands of hawks as they migrate south. Learn how to identify them in flight, and find out where and when to see them. The first class introduces thirteen species and their identifying features. The second class introduces late migrants and focuses on the nature of migration and specifics on viewing those birds.
 
 The first trip (Mt. Wachusett Reservation, Princeton, MA) will focus on the numerous broad-winged hawks and other buteos, while the second (Lighthouse Point in New Haven, CT) will focus on accipiters and falcons.
 
 Instructions and Directions: Information on field trips will be provided at lectures.
 
 Registration is required.
 
 Register by mail: program registration form. (PDF 66K)
 Register by phone: with a credit card by calling (617) 489-5050.
 For your own security, DO NOT send credit card information via email.
 
 For more information, contact:
 
 Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
 10 Juniper Road
 Belmont, MA 02478
 (617) 489-5050
 habitat@massaudubon.org

On Thursday 18 August 2011, at approximately 07:18 AM, a Hopkinton Police Officer was struck by a construction vehicle owned by Ludlow Construction of Ludlow, Mass., while directing traffic at a construction site on Elm Street.

 

The Officer suffered serious injuries believed to be non-life threatening and transported to UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Mass, by Hopkinton Fire Department Paramedics.

 

The accident is being investigated by Hopkinton Police, Massachusetts State Police Collision and Analysis Reconstruction Section and the Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section.

 

The accident investigation is on-going at this time.

 

Lt. Charles Wallace

Hopkinton Police

~ Press release from HPD

 

Editor: The name of the Special/Auxiliary Officer is being withheld by HopNews at this time. Contributed photo.

For Updates or information about our neighboring town to the South go to www.hopnews.com

 

2011 Environmental Police Officer Exam

The Human Resources Division (HRD) is accepting applications for the 2011 Environmental Police Officer exam to be held on November 19, 2011.

Application, fees and deadlines:

  • All applicants must read the detailed exam annoucement Word icon before submitting their application
  • $100 examination fee due October 17, 2011

Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Division, Civil Service unit.


 

Governor Patrick has ordered the American and Commonwealth Flags to half-staff on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from sunrise to sunset in honor of Specialist Nicholas P. Bernier who died from injuries sustained in Afghanistan. 

From the Governor’s Office

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 Saturday, August 20, 2011, in honor of Specialist Nicholas P. Bernier who died on June 25, 2011, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained on June 22, 2011, in Logar Province, Afghanistan.

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

Southborough Schools 2011-2012 School Calendar
District Calendar
2011 - 2012 (pdf)

Upcoming Events


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One School, One Book Summer Reading 2011

8/22 - 8/26 Guidance Counselors Return

8/22 Sports Physicals, 8:00 am

8/22 Football Practice, 8:00 am

8/22, 8/23, 8/25 Band Camp 6-8:30 pm

8/24 Freshman Orientation, 9-1:00 pm

Class of 2015 Freshmen Orientation RSVP

8/24 Freshman Social Dance, 7-9:00 pm

8/24 Freshman Parent Meeting, 7-9:00 pm

8/24 New Student Orientation, Gr 10-12

8/24 Sports Physicals, 1-2:30 pm

8/25 Fall Sports Tryouts, 8:00 am

8/25 Sports Physicals, 8:00 am

8/31 First Day Of School

9/5 Labor Day - School Closed

9/15 Senior Parent College Night, 7 pm

9/27 Parent-Teacher Open House

9/29 Rosh Hashanah - School Closed

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Northborough Southborough Lacrosse

Registration for Spring 2012 opens Nov 2nd for returning players, and Nov 10th for new players.
We plan to have an information night on November 9th.
Registration fills quickly so mark your calendars.

Algonquin Regional High School Sports

8/22 Sports Physicals, 8:00 am

8/22 Football Practice, 8:00 am

8/24 Sports Physicals, 1-2:30 pm

8/25 Fall Sports Tryouts, 8:00 am

8/25 Sports Physicals, 8:00 am

Beth Tikvah Open House

Westborough

August 25, 2011 - 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Are you looking for a joyful, inclusive, egalitarian, and fully participatory Jewish congregation? Then look no further than Beth Tikvah Synagogue.  Come check us out at our Open House and Barbecue on Sunday August 28 from 3 to 5 PM at 45 Oak St, Westborough, MA.  Meet Rabbi Mike Swarttz, Cindy Avergon (Educational Coordinator), Bob Siegel (President), and other members of our leadership and our congregation.  Learn about what has changed at our Synagogue this past year; we are now an independent congregation with a more affordable dues structure.  The goal at Beth Tikvah Synagogue is to enrich Jewish life by providing for education, ritual and social growth, and community service in a warm, welcoming atmosphere for all.  For more information on this and other events at Beth Tikvah, see our website www.bethtikvahsynagogue.org, or email EJ Dotts at ejdotts@gmail.com. Come check us out!!

SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT DAILY LOG

 

Tuesday 8/9/11

 

02:27 FALSE ALARM HUBLEY LN 

    A28  FF MARTINS      FF NEAL

    C30  FF PIERCE

 

09:43 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR PINE HILL RD 

    C1   CHIEF MAURO

 

09:54 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR DEERFOOT RD 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

 

19:00 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING COMMON ST 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

 

20:25 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO NORTHBORO RD 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF ROACH

    E23  FF RICE         FF AMENDOLA

 

21:57 EMS CALL TURNPIKE RD and ROUTE 495 AREA 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF RICE

    C30  FF ROACH

 

Wednesday 8/10/11

 

00:46 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO WYNDEMERE DR 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF ROACH

    E23  FF RICE         FF AMENDOLA

 

09:11 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING PIERCE ST NOH

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

 

11:48 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING WAYSIDE INN RD  SUD

    C1   CHIEF MAURO

 

15:11 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR NIPMUC LN 

    C1   CHIEF MAURO

 

15:20 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR CLEMMONS ST 

    C1   CHIEF MAURO

 

15:42 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE DEERFOOT RD 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

 

15:44 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES MAIN ST and CORDAVILLE RD

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF NAVAROLI

    E23  LT SADOWSKI     FF MARTINS

 

19:23 ALARM SYSTEM DUE TO MALFUNCTIO VILLAGE PATH ST 

    E22  FF MARTINS      FF SHANAHAN

    E23  FF WILLS        FF AMENDOLA

 

20:33 EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM MALFUNCTI NORTHBORO RD 

    E22  FF SHANAHAN     FF MARTINS

    E23  FF AMENDOLA     FF WILLS

 

21:08 EMS CALL CROSS ST 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF WILLS

    C30  FF MARTINS

 

Thursday 8/11/11

 

07:15 EMS CALL NEW YORK AV 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF WILLS

    C30  FF MARTINS

 

12:25 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES FRAMINGHAM RD and NEWTON ST

    A28  FF RICE         FF ROACH

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF AMENDOLA

 

16:41 EMS CALL MAPLE ST 

    A28  FF RICE         FF ROACH

    C30  FF AMENDOLA

 

22:18 OVERPRESSURE RUPTURE STEAM PIP VILLAGE PATH PT 

    E22  LT SADOWSKI     FF AMENDOLA

    E23  FF RICE         FF ROACH

 

Friday 8/12/11

 

08:02 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT SOUTHVILLE RD 

    E22  LT DANO         FF AMENDOLA

    E23  FF FRANKS       FF SHANAHAN

 

09:46 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION PINE HILL DR 

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

 

11:54 EMS CALL SOUTHVILLE RD 

    A28  FF MARTINS      FF FRANKS

    C30  FF SHANAHAN

 

13:09 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES 495 SOUTH    

    A28  FF MARTINS      FF FRANKS

    C20  CHIEF MAURO

    E23  LT DANO         FF SHANAHAN

    SC3  FF ROACH        FF ASPESI       FF ALESSI       FF TOMMANEY

 

16:00 EMS CALL MAIN ST 

    A29  FF ASPESI       FF AMENDOLA

 

22:37 EMS CALL MAIN ST 

    A28  LT DANO         FF SHANAHAN

 

Saturday 8/13/11

 

11:53 LOCK-OUT SOUTHVILLE RD 

    A28  FF FRANKS       FF WILLS

    C30  FF AMENDOLA

 

11:50 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT MARLBORO RD 

    E22  LT DANO         FF NAVAROLI

    E23  FF PIERCE       FF KANE

 

11:54 EMS CALL WINTER ST 

    A28  FF KANE         FF PIERCE

    E22  LT DANO         FF NAVAROLI

 

18:12 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT VICKERY HILL LN 

    C30  LT DANO

 

19:54 EMS CALL FLAGG RD 

    A28  FF PIERCE       FF KANE

    C30  FF NAVAROLI

 

22:14 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT NORTHBORO RD 

    E22  LT DANO         FF NAVAROLI

    E23  FF KANE         FF PIERCE

 

Monday 8/15/11

 

10:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE PINECONE LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

10:43 ALARM SYSTEM, UNINTENTIONAL MARLBORO RD 

    E22  FF ASPESI       FF WILLS

    E23  FF KANE         FF NAVAROLI

 

13:15 EMS CALL COSLIN DR 

    A28  FF KANE         FF NAVAROLI

    C30  FF ASPESI

 

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT WILLIAM COLLEARY LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:00 PLAN REVIEW - COMMERCIAL SOUTHVILLE RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

15:14 EMS CALL CROSS ST 

A28  FF KANE         FF NAVAROLI

    C30  FF WILLS

 

Gloucester Waterfront Festival
 August 20, 2011 - August 21, 2011
 Stage Fort Park
 Gloucester
 
 31st Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival
 Gloucester, Massachusetts
 August 20 & 21, 2011
 9am to 6pm daily
 Free Admission ~ Rain or Shine
 
 Historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will once again blossom into the colorful 31st Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 2011.
 
 A collection of over 175 Juried Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S. will display their unique creations, live music, plus delicious ethnic foods. A pancake breakfast and traditional New England Lobster Bake complement this picture perfect seaport event!
 
 Exhibits include Fine Jewelry, Watercolors, Pottery, Custom Signs, Bird Houses, Quilts, Silk & Dried Floral Arrangements, Wildlife Art, Dolls, Pressed Flowers, Painted Antiques, Photography, Metal Sculpture, Western Wear, Sand stone, Carved Birds, Maps, Fiber Arts, Stained Glass, Music Boxes, Scroll Work, Masks, Candles, Copper, Wood Burning, Slate, Tapestry Bags, Nautical Crafts, Shaker Style Furniture, Baskets, Oil Paintings, Primitive and Folk Art. Come and sample an array of gourmet delights such as Herbal Dips, Trail Mixes, Jams & Jellies, Maple Products, Dried Fruit & Nuts, Salsa, Mustards, Vinegar's and more.
 
 Free live "family style" entertainment includes Celtic, Ragtime Bands, Country and Folk Music. North Shore Old Car Club will display over 75 Antique Autos on Sunday.
 
 The Gloucester Waterfront Festival runs from 9am to 6pm each day. Rain or Shine.
 
 Directions: Take Route 128 North to Exit 14. Route 133 East to end, right onto Route 127, left into Stage Fort Park. Admission is free. Parking is $10 per car.
 
 Handicap Accessible. Friendly pets on a leash are welcome.
 
 For more information call 978-283-1601. Sponsored by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce

Representative Levy Endorses Road Safety Effort

Co-Sponsors Bill to Limit the Threat of Habitual Traffic Offenders

 

BOSTON – Representative Steven Levy (R-Marlborough) is helping to lead a campaign on Beacon Hill to get dangerous drivers off the road following a fatal hit-and-run in Taunton involving a driver whose license has been suspended or revoked 16 times in the past 22 years.

 

The recent arrest of habitual traffic offender and road menace Paul Baran has prompted Representative Levy to join with Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester), House Minority Leader Brad Jones (R-North Reading) and members of both the Senate and House GOP caucuses to file legislation providing the registrar of motor vehicles with the tools to adequately punish convicted habitual traffic offenders.  The proposal calls for longer suspensions for repeat offenders including a lifetime license revocation for the worst violators.

 

Representative Levy said, “This recent incident in Taunton demonstrates that current law is inadequate to ensure public safety and a young man has paid the price with his life.  This bill will help get dangerous repeat-offender drivers off the road.”

 

“Drivers who repeatedly violate the law after having their license revoked are not only abusing the system, they present in many cases a serious threat to public safety.  The registrar and other officials need the tools to keep such drivers off the road for more than four years at a time, and this legislation will provide them,” said Senator Tarr.

 

“In light of recent events, this legislation must be moved now,” said Representative Jones.   “The public can no longer be put in danger by these drivers who should clearly not be on the road. By providing stronger tools to state and local officials, hopefully we will prevent any further tragedies of this magnitude.”

 

Current law defines a habitual traffic offender as someone convicted of three enumerated offenses (including driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, making a false statement in an application for a learner’s permit or driver’s license, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, driving without a license and the use of a vehicle while committing a felony)   and/or has committed 12 other general traffic offenses carrying a license suspension of 30 days or more.  The bill filed today would create a tiered system of suspensions for habitual traffic offenders by adding to the existing habitual offender law two new categories, level 2 and level 3, with progressively increasing periods of license revocation. 

 

Specifically, the bill would:

 

·         increase the minimum period for license revocation for a first-time habitual traffic offender from 4 to 5 years;

 

·         create a level 2 habitual traffic offender classification for individuals who have already had their license revoked for being a habitual offender, making them subject to a second revocation from 5 to 15 years;

 

·         create a level 3 habitual traffic offender classification that provides a potential lifetime ban for offenses for more serious repeat offenders who have had previous suspensions; and

 

·         provide the registrar of motor vehicles the authority to attach terms and conditions as the registrar deems necessary if and when returning a license to any level habitual traffic offender.

 

Wachusett Valley Folk Festival

Sunday, August 21

10 am to 7 Pm

Wachusett Village Inn, Westminster, MA

Rain or Shine  -  Watch in comfort under a tent

Main Stage

David Wilcox, Mary Gauthier, Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli, Madison Violet, Pesky J. Nixon, Swinging Steaks

Adult tickets $30  General Admission

Children (ages 6 - 10) $15.00

Children 6 and under - Free

VIP Adult Tickets (reserved seating with food voucher) $90.00

VIP Children Tickets (reserved seating with food voucher)- $55.00

Food Court on site - Hotel Packages Available

For tickets and more info: www.wachusettmusic.com

 

    August Fun Fact:

    The first Farmers' Market in Massachusetts started in Amherst in
    1971. It continues today with over two dozen vendors. For details on this market,
    click here. For information on all markets statewide, click here

 

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

Northborough Southborough School Newsletter 2011

 

School Bus Routes Northborough Southborough

 

Work to Begin on Foss Reservoir Dam Water Levels in Reservoirs Will Be Lowered



This Fall, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority will begin a project to upgrade the Foss Reservoir Dam on the westbound side of Route 9 in Framingham.

This safety-related work includes constructing a parapet wall on the earthen dam to prevent waves from eroding the dam, and installing a fusegate - a concrete crest structure on the top of the spillway - that will increase the spillway capacity at the reservoir in the event of a catastrophic storm event.

To get ready for this work, the water level in the Foss Reservoir will be lowered about 10 feet [map]. The work will also require the removal of some trees along the embankment. The work will be performed in phases and is expected to be completed by next Fall.

The 130-year old Foss Dam is one of five dams within the MWRA water system being retrofitted to meet new dam safety requirements. Although the dam is not in any danger of imminent failure, the State issued new regulations in 2006 to ensure that dams classified as “High Hazard” could withstand most any catastrophic event. The classification High Hazard does not refer to condition, but proximity to residents. All 18 dams within the MWRA/DCR system are well maintained and are inspected regularly.

The Foss Reservoir is part of the MWRA’s standby water system that would be used as a back-up supply in the event of an emergency.

Other work beginning this Fall will take place at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough and Marlborough [map], and the Wachusett Open Channel in Southborough. Similar work will also be performed at the Weston Reservoir Dam in Weston in Spring 2012 

Expected Foss Reservoir

and shoreline exposure

to 10-foot drawdown

Expected Sudbury Reservoir and shoreline exposure to 5-foot drawdown

Dam safety modifications and repairs map



Let The Races Begin!
It is an all out duel of transportation technologies in:
Race of the Century
Stow, MA - August 20th and 21st


The Collings Foundation is hosting the 4th annual Race of the Century living history event this weekend – August 20th and 21st! This is an extraordinary event where we pit some of the greatest technological advancements from the early 1900s against each other is a series of fantastic races.

It is quite the sight to see an 1867 Concord Stage Coach (pulled by a pair of horses) race against a 1906 Pope Waverly electric carriage, 1904 Franklin and 1906 Olympic sprint runner! It gets even more interesting seeing a 1909 Bleriot (flying machine) race against a 1914 Stutz Bearcat and - (in a last ditch effort for the horse) the Pony Express joins the fray.

As the races move up the chronological scale we will see the return of the 1930s sprint car driver “Grass Burn’n” Bruce. He will try beat the famous PT-17 Stearman pilot Roscoe Turner in an all out fender-to-prop race for speed superiority.

There is word that an actual time machine will make an appearance. – This, of course, is contingent on if the operator can get the date right.

Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 years and younger. The Collings Foundation’s incredible collection of classic automobiles, racecars, military equipment and aircraft will be open for viewing. Flights will be available in the T-6 fighter trainer aircraft, PT-17 bi-wing trainer and New Standard bi-wing. No reservations needed to attend event. Call to reserve your flight. Food and refreshments will be available.

The Collings Foundation will be hosting a pre-event party and personal tour of the Foundation’s collection this Friday August 19 th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. This is a great time to meet with the Collings staff, tour the facility and get a ride in some of the machines that will be participating in the weekend event. Appetizers and refreshments will be served. $50 per person. Proceeds help support the Foundation’s living history programs.

Please call to RSVP for Pre-Event Party or to reserve your flight: 800-568-8924.
For more information and directions click here.

 

RECIPROCAL ADMISSION: SOCIETY MEMBERS CAN VISIT TOWER HILL BOTANIC GARDEN AND ELM BANK FREE THROUGH AUGUST 21 

 

Trial Garden at Elm BankWe are pleased to announce that once again this year, New England Wild Flower Society members will be admitted free to Tower Hill Botanic Garden from August 13-21, 2011. New this year is free admission to Elm Bank, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society'sTower Hill Botanic Garden garden in Wellesley and Dover, MA, during this same timeframe. Tower Hill and MA Hort members can visit Garden in the Woods at no charge during this same time period.

 

Elizabeth Lizzie (Rossi) Baldelli, 92 a long time resident of Fayville died at her daughter home in Ashland after a period of declining health. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Cricket Baldelli, who passed away in 2002. Born in Southborough, she was the 12th of 13 children of the late Angelina (Malchiodi) and Pietro Rossi. Lizzie was a graduate of the former Peters High School in Southborough, and was a dedicated homemaker. She was the family caregiver and was devoted to her family and friends. Lizzie enjoyed gardening and cooking. She was a life long member of St. Anne Church of Southborough. She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Thomas and her husband Ray of Ashland, who she lived with, her last few years; a sister Florence Kittredge of Southborough; a grandson Erick Thomas and his wife Karina of Boston; a special niece, Lorraine (Delarda) Laundry of Framingham; Mary Kittredge of Holliston, both who helped with her care; and her best friend of many years Caroline Pessini of Fayville. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday Morning, August 18, from 9 to 10:30 at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Southborough. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday following the visiting hours at 11 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd, Southborough. Burial will follow in Southborough Rural Cemetery. Memorial contributions maybe sent in her memory to Metrowest Homecare Hospice. 85 Lincoln St. Framingham, MA 01702
NAMI Family to Family Education
 
​Start Date:  Thursday, September 1
 
Class Schedule: Thursday's from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
 
Location: Westborough, MA
 
Contact Information: Call Michael Scott at 508-202-8388 or namimetrowest@gmail.com
Call today, Space is limited.

*lunch will be sponsored.
 
The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses.

The course is taught by trained family members  All instruction and course materials are free to class participants  Over 115,000 family members have graduated from this national program .
 
What does the course include?
Current information about schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, and co-occurring brain disorders and addictive disorders
Up-to-date information about medications and side effects.  Alternative treatments.  A holistic approach to mental health.
Current research related to the biology of brain disorders and the evidence-based, most effective treatments to promote recovery.
Gaining empathy by understanding the subjective, lived experience of a person with mental illness. 
Learning in special workshops for problem solving, listening, and communication techniques
Acquiring strategies for handling crises and relapse
Focusing on care for the caregiver: coping with worry, stress, and emotional overload.
Guidance on locating appropriate supports and services within the community.
Information on advocacy initiatives designed to improve and expand services.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

The Brew Run

August 16, 2011 - Family and friends of former Southborough resident Kevin Moran and the Drake family gathered in Brewster to either run in the race or sit back and watch from the Moran clan house.

Day Tripper proudly announces our

 9-11 ''FREEDOM'' concert outdoors festival from 2pm-6pm

with Live acts performing on stage at BURNAM'S SUPPER HOUSE

in Ashland,Ma.  Music from the decades of 50's -80's.

BILLY D will be interviewed on 8/4 @9pm on DOO WOP RADIO

MIKE MILLER radio spots on BEATLES RADIO air from 8/8-9/8

CONCERT PERFORMANCES FROM 2PM-6PM LIVE ON STAGE

BILLY D & ROCK-ITS DOO WOP SHOW BAND 50'S MUSIC

JUKEBOX 5 FEATURING ''the SHINGALINGS'' 60'S GIRLS GROUP

ONE SWEET DREAM the Paul Mc Cartney EXPERIENCE

featuring : MIKE MILLER as ''SIR PAUL'' .

& BILL CONNORS as ''SIR ELTON JOHN LIVE'' on stage .

Special Guest : JAY GATES performing as ''ROD STEWART''.

   RAIN DATE 9/18/11 from 2PM-6PM

$30 SEATING ON LAWN [BRING CHAIR OR BLANKET]

RESERVATIONS [ADVANCE] MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO :

JOHN AMATO ..RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED AT VENUE OR BY MAIL

 

Click here for website

 

OPEN REHEARSALS

ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS

Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Director

Open Rehearsals

New Members Welcome

 

 

Tuesday, September 6

&

Monday, September 12th

 

7:30 to 9:45 PM

 

To begin work on:

Poulenc “Gloria” & Gounod “Messe Chorale”

 

St. Mark’s School

Marlboro Road (Route 85), Southborough

 

For information:  (978)-562-9838 or (508) 393-6777

www.avmsingers.org

 

            Potential members of ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS will be welcomed to Open Rehearsals on Tuesday, September 6th, and Monday September 12th.   Rehearsal times for these dates and all regular Monday practices to follow will be from 7:30 until 9:45 PM at St. Mark’s School, Marlboro Road (Route 85), Southborough.

 

            The first concert of the upcoming season, to be held on November 13th, will feature “Glorious Sounds of France” with the recently discovered Messe Chorale of Charles Gounod and a great choral favorite, Francis Poulenc’s Gloria.  A Messiah Sing with audience participation will also be enjoyed on December 11th.  The concert on March 11th will include Beethoven’s Mass in C and John Rutter’s Mass of the Children in collaboration with the Worcester Children’s Chorus.  On May 19th at Clinton Town Hall the Mastersingers will present “Music of the Theater” with celebrated choruses from opera, operetta, and Broadway.

 

            In the past three decades the 75-member ASSABET VALLEY MASTERSINGERS chorus, directed by founder Robert P. Eaton, has gained a reputation for musical excellence and unusual programs. For those who enjoy a cappella singing in a small group there is the opportunity for participation in the Chambersingers, a community outreach ensemble.

 

            Further information about the Mastersingers organization may be obtained by calling (978)-562-9838 or (508) 393-6777 or by searching www.avmsingers.org.

Partial support for concerts has been provided by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council through local Arts Councils.

ENSURE THE SAFETY OF YOUR PETS DURING A HURRICANE

FRAMINGHAM, MA – Taking your pets along is the most important thing individuals or families can do for their animals during a hurricane evacuation.   Pets left behind can be injured, lost or killed during a storm, or in its aftermath.   Pet owners should include their animals in their Family Hurricane Planning, before a storm threatens.

“Sometimes the family pet can be overlooked until the final moments before you and your family are about to evacuate,” states Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Director Kurt Schwartz. “Take the time now to develop a plan and assemble your pet’s Disaster Kit to ensure your animal’s safety and care if you are asked to evacuate.”

When you go, they go!

·        Historically, only service animals are allowed inside public mass care shelters, although SMART (The State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team) now assists at many of these facilities with animal sheltering accommodations.

·        Make plans ahead of time to take your pet to stay at relatives, friends or a kennel outside the affected area.

·        Know the locations of pet-friendly hotels and motels.

·        Prepare a list of boarding facilities and veterinarians who could shelter animals in an emergency; include 24-hour phone numbers.

·        Consult with your local animal control officer and Emergency Management office about possible temporary shelter facilities in your community.

·        Ask local animal shelters if they provide emergency shelter or foster care for pets in a disaster. Animal shelters may be overburdened caring for the animals they already have, as well as those displaced by a disaster, so this should be your last resort.

·        Prepare an emergency kit for your pets; include collars & leashes, a 3-5 day supply of food and water, a manual can opener, bowls, litter boxes, photographs of you with your pet, and a week’s supply of medications that your pet may be taking, including instructions (in case you and your pet are separated).

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·        Have copies of your pets’ vaccinations, medical records and prescriptions in a clean plastic bag or waterproof container.

·        Make sure your pets wear collars with current license and rabies tags, and identification tags that include information on where you will be staying during the emergency.

·        Use a pet carrier for each of your pets to make transportation easier.

·        Birds should be transported in a secure travel cage or carrier. During warm weather, carry a plant mister to spray the birds' feathers periodically. Do not put water inside the carrier during transport.

·        Provide a few slices of fresh fruits and vegetables with high water content.

·        Have a photograph for identification and leg bands.

·        If the carrier does not have a perch, line it with paper towels and change them frequently. Try to keep the carrier in a quiet area. Do not let the birds out of the cage or carrier.

·        Exotic or dangerous pets are generally dealt with on a case-by-case basis, to ensure that they are handled, transported and cared for by trained personnel at appropriate facilities.   To insure the safety of their animals, owners of this type of pet should have advanced planning preparations ready for their pet’s special needs.

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

 

Algonquin School Notes

One School, One Book Summer Reading 2011

 

8/24 Freshman Orientation

Class of 2015 Freshmen Orientation RSVP

 

Community Preservation Act 10th Anniversary

 

Tuesday, September 27

10:30

Great Hall, State House

Boston, MA

 

historic bedford 60%

Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Community Preservation Act!

Hear how this landmark Massachusetts law is transforming state and local investment in affordable housing, historic preservation, open space protection, and recreational land.

Featuring: The Robert Kuehn Awards, honoring ten community preservation heroes for CPAs first decade.

Find out more at http://www.communitypreservation.org 

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Algonquin Regional High School Sports
Tuesday 8/30
Wednesday 8/31
Thursday 9/1
Friday 9/2
Saturday 9/3
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Thursday 8/25
Friday 8/26
Saturday 8/27
Sunday 8/28
Monday 8/29
Blue is Blue

August 14, 2011 - At least one thing good about this summer is that it has been producing beautiful flowers in gardens and roadsides

 

August 15 - 19, 2011

Meeting Date Time Place
Drafting Committee for Town Manager Legislation - Agenda Aug 15 7:00 PM Room B, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Hall
Public Works Planning Board - Agenda Aug 15 6:30 PM Calvin Mauro Conference Room, DPW Building, 147 Cordaville Road
Fire Chief Screening Committee - Agenda Aug 17 8:00 AM Room 1, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Conservation Commission - Agenda Aug 18 7:30 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
  Southborough Senior Center
15 Monday 16 Tuesday 17 Wednesday 18 Thursday 19 Friday 20Saturday
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 9:00 Health Clinic   10:00 Canasta
9:00 Health Clinic 10:00 Bocce   10:00 Beginner Tai Chi  
9:30 Cribbage 12:00 Ping Pong 9:30 Pool 10:00 AM Bocce  
  12:00 pitch 12:00 - 2:00 Lunch with Rep. Dykema 12:00 Bridge  
      12:00 Pitch  
Sunday  14 Monday 15 Tuesday 16 Wednesday 17 Thursday 18 Friday 19 Saturday 20
   
   
School Notes

Woodward School

Open House: August 29th!
Grade 2: 3:30-4:30
Grade 3 5:00-6:00

 

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Bus Routes for Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

http://www.assabettech.com/page.php?p=busrts

Geraldine (Lockwood) Kurzontkowski, 74, a long time Southborough resident, died at her home on Saturday, August 13, 2011, with her family by her side.
 
 She was the beloved wife of Frederick Kurzontkowski for the past 54 years.
 
 Mrs. Kurzontkowski was a 1955 graduate of Holliston High School and was a secretary for the former Bay State Abrasives in Westborough for over 25 years. She was a volunteer for the Southborough public school for many years and enjoyed spending time with her family.
 
 In addition to her husband she leaves her daughters, Linda Zawadzki of Westborough; Diane Kurzontkowski and her husband Michael Jensen of Bainbridge Island, WA; a son-in-law, Cory Zawadzki of Chicago; a brother, Dick Lockwood of GA; 2 sisters, Jackie Winch of GA; Judy Aquila of CA; 9 grandchildren Lance, Jessica, Troy, Grant, Julia, and Grace Zawadzki; Taylor, Colby and Ginger Jensen; 3 cousins, Joyce Rose, Stephen and Ronald Nutbrown.
 
 She is predeceased by her brother, Charles 'Buzzy' Lockwood.
 
 Visiting hours are today, Monday, August 15, from 4 to 7 PM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough.
 
 Morrisfuneralparlor.com A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 16, at 10 AM at the Chapel of the Cross, 160 Flanders Road, Westborough. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Holliston.
 
 In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to Alzheimer's Association , 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472, ALZ.org
Martha J. Nutting, 72, of Ashland, passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at her home in Ashland. Born in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Lottie (Edwards) Read and wife of George Nutting. They were married 52 years. Martha was a graduate of Framingham High School, Class of 1956, and moved to Ashland in 1964. As a teenager she was a member of the Framingham Rainbow Girls and later in life was a member of the Framingham Senior Center, participant of the Framingham Heart Study, and active member of the former Park Street Baptist Church in Framingham. She was recently a parishioner and choir member of the First Community Church in Southborough. Mrs. Nutting enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and line dancing in Southborough and Framingham. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Mark Nutting of Ashland, and Robert Nutting and his wife, Lisa, of Rockland; seven grandchildren, Shannon, Mark, Timmy, Jonathan, Julie, Gina, and Luke; one brother, Philip Read, and one sister, Elsie Rogers, both of Framingham. She was the sister of the late June Brodeur. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m., at First Community Church in Southborough. Calling hours are Monday, Aug. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Matarese Funeral Home (www.mataresefuneral.com), 325 Main St., in Ashland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Community Church in Southborough, 137 Southville Road, Southborough, MA 01772-1937.

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

The Marlboro Senior Softball teams split their games this week going
 2 and 1.
 
 The Sr. Panthers traveled to Wayland to take on the Wayland A’s and
 dropped both games of the doubleheader losing 8 – 5 and 13 - 5.
 Marlboro’s offense was led by Jeff Allen and Larry Kron both going 4
 for 4.
 
 The Jr Panthers traveled to Tewsksbury and took both games of the
 doubleheader from a shorthanded Tewksbury team winning the 1st 18 –
 6 and the 2nd 23 – 9. Marlboro’s offense was led by Paul Avaikian 5
 for 7 and Bob Clifford going 8 for 8 including 2 doubles and a
 Triple. Jeff Allen also chipped in with 3 triples.
 
 The Jr Panthers will now get ready for the annual BSA Tournament
 next week. Many of our players are also getting ready to play in the
 Cape Code Classic in Sep with various teams from EMASS Senior Softball.
 
 Team Records for the year are the Sr. Panthers 8 and 16 and the Jr.
 Panthers 14 and 10.
Falby
Boylston, Massachusetts - 194 Acres
Northboro, Massachusetts - 18 Acres

 
Description:
Mrs.Gertude I. Falby of Northboro, Massachusetts gave NEFF this parcel in 1980. This forest of hardwood stands with some mature pine is exceptionally beautiful. A number of small brooks run through the forest leading to a spectacularly clear pond.

A walking trail leaves Rocky Pond road on the south end of the forest and traverses the forest to a swimming and picnic spot on the pond and then continues north to Green Street.