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October 7, 2007 to  October 13, 2007

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SOLF Sponsored Walk

Sunday October 14, 2007

1:30 PM

Chestnut Hill Farm, Chestnut Hill Road,


Soldier Care Package Drive

October 13, 2007 - Lisa and Matt Braccio are shown with Sergeant Parello earlier today at the start of the Soldier Care Package drive.  If you weren't able to drop items off (scroll down for list of items needed) they will be at Cordaville Hall, the Southborough Senior Center again tomorrow from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Donations for mailing the packages are also being accepted.

Commonwealth Issues Drought Advisory

October 13, 2007 - A kayaker passes rocks along Indian Brook south of the Hopkinton Reservoir.  The dark parts of the rocks are normally under water.  The Town of Ashland's wells are adjacent to the Hopkinton Reservoir which is currently dangerously low.  Southborough will be selling water to the Town of Ashland if the reservoir continues to drop.

Stepped-Up Monitoring of Water Resources Covers Four Regions of the Bay State

BOSTON, MA – Following two months of unusually dry weather in most of the state, the Massachusetts Drought Management Task Force has issued a Drought Advisory in four of the Commonwealth’s six water resources management regions. The Advisory covers all of Massachusetts except for Cape Cod and the Islands and Berkshire County, and calls on state, regional and local officials to be vigilant, especially concerning fire danger and water supply for firefighting.

Issuance of the Drought Advisory came at the Wednesday, October 10th meeting of the Task Force at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) headquarters in Framingham. The second of five levels of drought conditions outlined in the Massachusetts Drought Management Plan (Normal, Advisory, Watch, Warning and Emergency), an Advisory indicates a level of dry conditions that warrants closer tracking by agencies at all levels of government. Of particular concern is fire danger in the coming weeks, when fallen leaves will provide abundant fuel and dry soil conditions can allow fire to burn deep and spread rapidly to large areas.

Although fall and winter months are not peak water use periods, they are typically the time when reservoirs and groundwater are recharged. Continued dry weather could lead to more serious drought conditions when warmer weather and increased water use resume in the spring.

Task Force officials noted that, while some smaller reservoir systems in Drought Advisory areas are low for this time of year, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) supply system is well within normal operating range. Some other public water suppliers have issued conservation measures in response to the dry conditions. While the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) and its agencies encourage people to conserve water as a matter of good practice, today’s Drought Advisory does not require any additional conservation measures on the part of the public or water supply managers beyond those already in place. Citizens are asked to abide by water restrictions imposed by their public water supplier.

The Drought Advisory requires the Drought Management Task Force to begin meeting on a regular basis to more closely assess conditions across the state, coordinate dissemination of information to the public, and help state, federal and local agencies coordinate any responses that may be needed in the future. The Task Force will meet monthly, with the next meeting in November.

The state’s rainfall has declined steadily since July, with cumulative precipitation deficits of up to 4 inches below normal for the months of August and September. October rainfall to date is also below normal. Stream flow is extremely deficient in many areas of the state, even for this time of year when seasonally low stream flow is expected. Ground water levels have also declined, although these are slower to respond than stream flow to the rainfall deficit. So far this year, 78 municipalities have informed the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that they have instituted outdoor water use restrictions to conserve water. Last year, DEP received notification of water bans from just 25 communities. 

The Drought Advisory is based on thresholds contained in the Massachusetts Drought Management Plan, a blueprint developed by the Drought Task Force to guide state activities in response to droughts and extended periods of dry weather.

The Massachusetts Drought Management Task Force comprises representatives of MEMA, EOEEA, DEP, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Department of Fish and Game, Department of Agricultural Resources, Department of Public Health, MWRA, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Weather Service, Massachusetts Water Works Association, and the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards.

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 go to the MEMA website at www.mass.gov/mema.

October 13, 2007 - The stone arched bridge near the MBTA lot. The Sudbury River (or lack of) is shown.

"Whiteout" Night

October 13, 2007 - The night was nicknamed the "whiteout" night and Algonquin Regional High Football team was about to see that happen in the score when in the last five minutes of the game Algonquin managed to score.  The final outcome of the game was Shrewsbury 27 - Algonquin 6.

Finn Tag Sale

October 13, 2007 - The crowds arrived early to check out all of the deals that were to be had at the Finn Tag Sale this morning.

Route 9 Accident

October  12, 2007 - A two car accident at Route 9 and Middle Road sent the drivers to local hospitals around noon today.  Traffic was slowed for about an hour as the accident victim in this car had to have firefighters use the jaws to open the vehicle in order to extricate the driver.  Ted's Towing was called to remove both vehicles.

October 12, 2007 -Need some extra T.L.C. for your loved one? Are you overwhelmed with family, work, and day to day life? Worry no more, help is here. Dependable, experienced, compassionate woman will care for your loved one and help with laundry, showers, cooking, cleaning, shopping, medication, or just companionship. Twenty-three years experience CPR/ First Aid, Med certified, crisis prevention intervention certification. Flexible availability and negotiable rates please call Donna h- 508-485-7502 cell 774-245-6903.

Hocus Pocus and Company

October 12, 2007 - The Llamas from Leeds farm on Middle Road south of Route 9 always draw a huge crowd when they show up for Heritage Day.  The wool from the llamas and sheep at the farm are turned into all kinds of clothing.


House for Rent ­ Southborough Cape - 4 bedroom 2 full baths, deck, large yard, centrally located, dead end street. Renovations are taking place now. $2200+ First month and security - 99 Marlboro Road (Route 85) Call 508-485-7905.

                  Paul Briggs                               Ted Gowdy                            Daniel Egan                          Brian Halter


SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – October 11, 2007– JPI East, a division of JPI, one of the nation’s largest luxury apartment companies, providing development, construction and property management services for conventional and student living communities nationwide, today announced it is building its Northeast Region with the addition of four professionals. Paul Briggs has joined as Director of Market Research, Daniel Egan has joined as Market Research Analyst, Brian Halter has joined as Financial Analyst, and Ted Gowdy has joined as Development Manager.

Paul Briggs is a graduate of Assumption College with a Bachelors degree in Economics. He will be responsible for leading JPI’s Market Research Team in the Boston and New York markets. Prior to coming to work for JPI, Paul was a Senior Real Estate Economist for Property & Portfolio Research of Boston. Daniel Egan holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Babson College. A member of the Urban Land Institute, Daniel will be responsible for analyzing marketing conditions in the Boston/Hartford/New Haven areas for JPI.

Brian Halter graduated from Bentley College with a Bachelors degree in Finance, and later earned is Masters in Real Estate Management. As a Financial Analyst, he will be responsible for modeling, financial reporting, and budgeting for JPI’s Asset Management group. Ted Gowdy is an alumnus of Cornell University, where he earned a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering. He also holds a MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. A member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Home Builders, Gowdy’s previous employers include Centex Homes and Pulte Homes. At JPI, he will be responsible for managing the development process for two new JPI properties in Ashland and Westford, Massachusetts.

“We are pleased to welcome these new Associates to JPI,” said Thomas N. O’Brien
Executive Vice President and Managing Partner. “Cumulatively, they bring over 40 years of experience to our team and will be a valuable asset as we continue to grow our multifamily portfolio in the Northeast region.”

About JPI

Founded in 1989, JPI is dedicated to “Building Quality for Our Customers” and committed to making quality investments and providing the highest level of real estate services. JPI operates regional offices in McLean, Virginia; New York; Atlanta; Boston; Boca Raton; San Diego; and Irving, Texas. JPI is one of the nation’s largest and most successful multifamily real estate firms with 1,500 Associates, providing acquisition, development, construction, and asset management services for conventional multifamily and student living communities nationwide. JPI also provides property management and leasing services for over 40,000 multifamily units across the United States and in Canada and is the preferred multifamily property manager for RREEF Asset Management Group. # # #


Algonquin Sports Schedule October 12, 2007
Boys Freshman Soccer @ Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School 3:30pm
 Girls Freshman Soccer @ Groton Dunstable Regional Middle School 3:30pm
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey VS Burncoat Senior High School Algonquin 3:30pm
 Girls Freshman Field Hockey @ St. Bernards Central   3:30pm
 Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions   3:30pm
 Girls Varsity Cross Country @ Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions   3:30pm
 Girls JV Volleyball VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:45pm
 Girls Freshman Volleyball VS Milford High School Algonquin 3:45pm
 Boys JV Soccer @ North Middlesex H S   4:00pm
 Girls JV Soccer @ North Middlesex H S   4:00pm
 Girls Varsity Volleyball VS Milford High School Algonquin 5:00pm
 Girls JV Field Hockey VS Burncoat Senior High School Algonquin 5:00pm
 Boys Varsity Football VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 7:00pm

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 12, 2007

Girls Varsity Field Hockey VS Maynard High School   3:30pm
 Boys JV Golf @ **POSTPONED - RITTER FARMS   3:30pm
 Girls Varsity Soccer VS Parker School   3:30pm
 Girls JV Volleyball @ Norfolk Agricultural HS Click for directions   3:30pm
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Norfolk Agricultural HS Click for directions   4:30pm
 Boys Varsity Football @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   7:00pm

Kid’s Clay 6 weeks $120

Ages 5 - 7

Wednesday 4-5:30pm

Sept 19-Oct 24

Jan 30—Mar 12 (no class 2/20)

Join us for some messy, creative fun! We’ll make animals, monsters

and mug for your to use. Don’t miss this class.

Ages 8-10

Thursday 4-5:30pm

Nov 29-Jan 10 (no class 12/27)

In this class we will expand on the kid’s skills to build and sculpt

some amazing pieces.

Paper Mache and Recycled Art 6 weeks $120

Sculpt and build the most amazing art using every day materials and paper mache. We’ll travel the world in our hot air balloons and conquer some

dragons in this sloppy class.

Ages 5-7

Wednesday 4-5:30pm

Nov 14-Jan 2 (no class 11/21, 12/26)

Ages 8-10

Thursday 4-5:30pm

Oct 4-Nov 8

Jan 24-Mar 6 (no class 2/21)

Teen Pottery Open Studio 6 weeks $130

A relaxed pottery class where the individual can pursue their own artwork. Instruction is given and the wheel will be covered; however, this class is

for the mature self-directed student.

Ages 11-15 (grades 6-9)

Tuesday 4-6pm

Session 1: Sept 18-Oct 23

Session 2: Nov 13-Dec 18

Session 3: Jan 29-Mar 11 (no class 2/19)

Adult Pottery 6 weeks $155

All levels are welcome to join our fun pottery class. Hand building, wheel throwing and basic glazing is covered. Come get messy with clay!

Monday 7-9pm

Session 1: Sept 17-Oct 29 (no class 10/8)

Session 2: Nov 12 –Dec 17

Session 3: Jan 28-Mar 10 (no class 2/18)

Wednesday 9:45-11:45

Session 1: Sept 19-oct 24

Session 2: Nov 14-Jan 2 (no class 11/21, 12/26)

Session 3: Jan 30-Mar 12 (no class 2/20)

Please contact the Art Center Office at 508-481-9351 if you have any questions or wish to sign up

for the above classes. Or visit the website www.southborougharts.org


Painting, Drawing and Basic Print Making 6 weeks $120

Learn how to compose a more complete picture in this beginning class. We’ll cover technique and different materials while having fun.

Ages 8-10

Tuesdays 4-5:30pm

Session 1: Sept 18-Oct 23

Session 2: Jan 29-Mar 11 (no class 2/19)

Life Drawing with Len Gerwick 6 weeks $72

Come join us for life drawing from the model! Bring your own conte, pencils, sketching pads, and boards or easels.

Monday 10am-1pm

Oct 1—Nov 19 (no class 10/8, 11/12)



2007/2008 Arts Center Calendar

Children’s Saturday Programs:

November 10 - "Rosalita's Puppets"

December 8 - "Pocket Full of Tales Theatre Company"

A participatory production of Christmas plays

More to come, will be on the website!

Gallery Happenings:

Annual Juried Show: November 15 - December 16

Annual Holiday Store: November 29 - December 16

Opening Reception November 29th from 7-9pm.

Store hours Saturday/Sunday 1pm-4pm & Thursdays 6pm-9pm

Figurative Show with The Southborough Players: January 12 - March 2

Children’s Illustrators Show: March 15 - April 27

Algonquin High School Annual Show: May 8 - May 18

Southborough Elementary Schools and Trottier Art Teachers’ show: June

Shows will be contingent upon the operation of the elevator. Please check out website

for updates regarding all events.

Arts Center at Southborough Class Registration Form

Participant’s Name______________________________________________________Member? Yes No

If under 18, Parent/Guardian Name_________________________________________Member? Yes No

Child’s age______Grade______

Address______________________________________Town__________________Zip code_________

Phone number____________________Mobile phone number______________________

Email address____________________________

Class title:__________________________________________________________*Cost $__________

Class title:__________________________________________________________*Cost $__________

*Members deduct $10 per course unless otherwise stated. Become a member to receive the member price. Total $__________

Make checks payable to Emily van Nort. Mail check and registration form to:

The Arts Center at Southborough, 21 Highland Street, Southborough, MA 01772

Waves of Clouds

October 11, 2007 - If you look into the clouds it looks as if you are at the ocean with the waves rolling in and breaking.

The Village Society Diners

October 11, 2007 - These diners are finishing up an excellent dinner put on by the Village Society to raise funds for the Community House.

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Date: October 17, 2007
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Southborough Public Library

Presented by SVT executive director Ron McAdow.  Coming soon to a library near you!  Don’t miss a chance to see Ron’s latest slide lecture with his signature photographs of our local wildlife.  In his slide lecture you will learn how we know about our resident bobcats and fishers, and how conservationists work with communities and landowners to protect habitat.  FREE

Date: October 27, 2007
Time: 9am-Noon
Come help us expand the native plant bird garden.  We will be planting a mix of shrubs and trees and doing other garden prep for future plantings.  Gardening experience is helpful, but not essential.  This planting marks a milestone of success in our efforts to control invasive plants and restore wildlife habitat.


SOLF Sponsored Walk

Sunday October 14, 2007

1:30 PM

Chestnut Hill Farm, Chestnut Hill Road,


Fire Truck Drivers of the Day

October 11, 2007 - These two youngsters tried their hands in the drivers seat of a fire engine at Heritage Day Monday.

All Aboard

October 11, 2007 - Passengers board the bus that took Southborough Seniors on a fall foliage trip with a stop at the Salem Cross Inn for dinner yesterday.

Algonquin Sports Schedule October 11, 2007
Girls Varsity Soccer VS Leominster High School Algonquin 3:30pm
 Boys Varsity Soccer VS Leominster High School Algonquin 3:30pm
 Girls Freshman Volleyball @ Groton Dunstable Regional   3:30pm
 Boys Varsity Golf VS Quabbin Regional H.S. Juniper Hill 3:30pm
 Boys Freshman Soccer VS **Postponed - Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 3:45pm
 Girls Freshman Soccer VS **Postponed - Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 5:00pm

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 11, 2007

Boys Varsity Golf VS Bay Path Regtechhs   3:00pm
 Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Hudson High School Click for directions   3:30pm
 Girls JV Volleyball VS Hudson High School Gym 3:30pm
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ South Lancaster Academy Click for directions   4:00pm
 Boys Freshman Football @ Auburn High School Click for directions   6:00pm
Early Morning Accident

October 10, 2007 - An SUV went out of control southbound on Rte 85 at the Rte 30 lights, striking a stone wall and knocking down a mailbox before crossing the double solid lines and striking an NStar van that was sitting in traffic waiting for the light.  Both occupants were extricated and taken to area hospitals.

Recycle Sneakers

October 10, 2007 - Did you know sneakers could be recycled?  These 4th grade Junior Girl Scouts collected 21 1/2 pairs of used sneakers to donate to Nike Reuse-A-Shoe program.  This 47inch-wide pile of sneakers could've been trash! 

The girls did this towards earning their "Sign of the Sun" badge.  Part of earning this badge is to choose a line from the Girls Scout Law and do an activity that helps practice it.  The part of the law they chose was to "use resources wisely" and to "make the world a better place".

To learn more about the program, check out Nike's website at: 


Photo and information contributed by Wendy Crothers, Troop #7099 Leader


October 10, 2007 - Paul Bourdon shows off their Mini goat at Heritage Day.

Excitement Building for Project Smile’s 4th Anniversary Celebration


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A damp start to Heritage Day

October 10, 2007 - Raincoats prevailed at the start of Heritage Day festivities Monday.

Algonquin Sports Schedule October 10, 2007





Leominster High School

Doyle Field






Leominster High School

Doyle Field




Field Hockey


Fitchburg H.S.







Marlborough High School

Juniper Hill




Field Hockey


Hopkinton High School







Wachusett Regional H.S.







Wachusett Regional H.S.





Field Hockey


Fitchburg H.S.

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 10, 2007

Boys Varsity Golf VS Hudson High School   3:00pm
 Boys JV Golf @ Hudson High School Click for directions   3:30pm
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Keefe Technical High School Click for directions   3:30pm
 Girls Varsity Soccer @ Hudson Catholic HS Click for directions Morgan Bowl 7:00pm

Papa Gino’s

Community Fundraiser

to benefit the

Southboro Girl Scouts


We will earn 20% of the sales made by our families and

friends during this time. Be sure turn in this flyer when

ordering. Carry-out orders count too!


When: Sunday, October 28th

Time: 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: 205 East Main Street, Marlboro

(508) 481-5563…. AND….

197 Boston Post Road, Marlboro

(508) 480-8477

*Coupons may not be redeemed with your order when using this flyer.

*Papa Gino’s will donate 20% of the total pre-tax sales from all the guests that come in with this flyer during this fundraiser.

*This is valid for all dine-in and carry-out orders. (Sorry, not valid on delivery orders.)


October 9, 2007 - Balloons were one of many items that could be found at the Southborough Police Department booth at Heritage day.  Here Officer Kevin Landry hands out a balloon to a youngster while Police Chief Webber gets another ready.

Dinner is Served

October 9, 2007 - Volunteers for the Village Society serve up a scrumptious meal for visitors to the Community House.

It was a Messy Job

October 9, 2007 - Pie eating contestants do their best to chow down on the pies for the first place finish.

Senior Center Weekly Schedule

Monday  1

Tuesday 2

Wednesday  3

Thursday 4

Friday 5

Columbus Day

Heritage Day Festivities

9:00 AM Walking Group

9:30 AM Trip

Foliage Foray by reservation

8:30 AM Health Clinic

10:00 AM Mahjongg Independent


11:00 AM Senior Singers

9:30 AM Painting

9:30 AM Mah Jongg



12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 PM Lunch

10:00 AM Creative Writers

11:00 AM Chair Exercise

      12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 Lunch


12:30 PM Pitch

2:00 PM Fitness

12:30 PM Pitch


1:00 PM Bridge


1:00 PM Bridge

1:00 PM Water Aerobics
  1:00 PM water Aerobics      
ARHS Football Booster Club

October 9, 2007 - Players from the ARHS Football team man the booth selling Football clothing to support the ARHS Football Booster Club.

Algonquin Sports Schedule October 9, 2007
Boys Freshman Soccer VS St. Johns H.S. Algonquin 3:30pm
 Girls Freshman Volleyball VS Westboro High School Algonquin 3:30pm
 Boys Varsity Golf @ LEAGUES Juniper Hill 3:30pm
 Boys JV Soccer @ **Postponed - North Middlesex H S   4:00pm
 Girls JV Soccer @ North Middlesex H S   4:00pm
 Boys Varsity Soccer VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 5:00pm
 Girls Varsity Soccer VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 7:00pm

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 9, 2007

Boys Varsity Golf VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   3:00pm
 Girls JV Volleyball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs Gym 3:30pm
 Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   3:30pm
 Girls Varsity Volleyball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs Gym 4:30pm
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Maynard High School Click for directions   5:30pm
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey VS Montachustt Regvochs   6:30pm

Southborough Library Schedule






10:30 AM  Story Hour

4 - 5 year olds

10:30 AM Story Hour

2 - 3 year olds

3:30 PM drop in  crafts for

2 - 5 year olds

10:30 AM Stories and Crafts for

2 & 3 year olds

2 sessions of music/mother goose

10:30 AM

babies birth - 12 months

11:00 AM

1 & 2 year olds

Southborough History

October 9, 2007 - The Southborough Historical Society booth had a constant stream of visitors yesterday at Heritage Day.

Southborough meetings

October 9, 2007 - October 12, 2007





Algonquin Bldg Committee


5:00 PM

principals conference room ARHS

Board of Library Trustees


5:00 PM


Stewardship Committee


7:00 PM

Community House Main Street

Council on Aging


7:00 PM

Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall

Southborough Scholarship Advisory Committee 10/2 7:30 PM Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall
Ladder 26

October 9, 2007 - The Southborough Fire Department Ladder truck rounds the corner at route 85 and 30 for the annual Heritage Day Parade.

I hope you enjoy the photos from Sunday and Monday's Heritage festivities.  More photos will be up this week.

Buffalo Soldiers

October 8, 2007 - The Buffalo Soldiers make an appearance at today's Heritage Day Parade. Below, these troopers traveled from Springfield, MA and Connecticut to march in the parade.

We won

October 8, 2007 -  Looking like they need a shower, these two contestants came up the winners in the first Southborough Heritage Day Pie eating contest.

Hop Dance

October 8, 2007 - These young teens were dancing to the music at today's Heritage Day festival.  DJ Dave Mahlert provided the music.

Southborough Fire Department Open House

October 8, 2007 -  Future firefighters? A large crowd attended the Southborough Fire Department Open House where you could learn how to make escape routes in case of fires, how to put together an emergency kit for you and your family and your pet.  Children were also able to learn how to escape the made up bedroom with artificial smoke, try on full sized firefighter gear, grab the hose and open it up to put out a house "mock fire".  If you saw a child wearing a red fire hat today you knew they had visited the Southborough Fire Station.

Pumpkin Review

October 8, 2007 - It was a parade of spectators that marched up the hill and along the stonewall amazed at the variety of the more than 350 pumpkins that lined the wall between the Southborough Library and Town house last night.

Gearing up for the Run

October 8, 2007 - Runners await the word at Sunday's road race during Heritage Weekend.

She's a Winner

October 8, 2007 - in the Southborough Heritage Day 5 mile run.  The winners were for women: 18 & Under = Frankie Mueller; 19 - 24 = Amanda Kourtz; 25 - 29 = Amanda Waters; 30 - 39 = Kristen O'Rourke; 40 - 49 = Janice Berte; 50 - 59 = Jane Davis; 60 and over Sally Waters.  For the men the winners were: 18 & under = Karl Young; 25 - 29 = Timothy Chouette; 30 - 39 =  Michael Gorman; 40 - 49 = John Megan; 50 -59 = William Davis; 60 & over Ronald Dean.

Food Pantry Check

October 8, 2007 - The Southborough Rotary Club presents the Southborough Food Pantry with a check for $750.00 at yesterdays Southborough Heritage Day road race.



Westborough, MA, October 8, 2007 --- The Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) recently announced that it has awarded Commonwealth Cats $5,000 to help the non-profit group further the efforts of its spay/neuter and vaccination program for feral and un-owned cats. The Peabody-based organization is one of 21 Massachusetts animal groups and municipal animal control departments to receive more than $100,000 from MAC in 2007.

Founded in 2004, Commonwealth Cats is dedicated to reducing the number and suffering of homeless cats in Massachusetts by providing humane sterilization and veterinary services. The organization relies on the pro bono services of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and others to contribute their time and skills to help some of Massachusetts’s neediest cats. To date, this all-volunteer organization has held 19 spay and neuter clinics throughout Massachusetts, and has provided care to 760 cats.

The MAC grant monies were raised through sales generated by the “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate program that was launched in 2004. Since then, more than 5,600 of our license plates have been sold and the number keeps growing. Funds received from the sales of these plates are dispersed annually to non-profit organizations and municipalities to provide spaying and neutering services to dogs and cats. Since 2004, $350,000 has been granted to organizations for this purpose.

Since Commonwealth Cats is funded primarily by donations, the MAC grant money will enable them to help a greater number of feral cats by allowing them to purchase more surgical equipment and supplies for their spay/neuter clinics. This in turn will allow them to have more clinics, thus providing more services for cats who would not otherwise receive veterinary care. Their next spay/neuter clinic will be held on October 28th in Brockton at the MSPCA Metro South Animal Care and Adoption Center. For more information, please visit their website at www.commonwealthcats.org.

Founded in 2000, The Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) is a statewide, not-for-profit organization comprised of animal professionals and individual volunteers dedicated to working together to decrease the number of homeless, neglected, displaced, and abused animals in Massachusetts. To accomplish this goal, MAC works at promoting collaboration and respect, improving on-going education programs, and encouraging responsible and humane animal care.

For more information on MAC, please visit our website at: www.massanimalcoalition.org. If you are interested in purchasing an “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate, please visit any full-service Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles branch or order a license plate online at http://www.mass.gov/rmv/express/mac.htm.

Waiting to be Lit

October 7, 2007 - The lighting of the pumpkins will be tonight at 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

Pumpkin Wall

October 7, 2007 - Residents check out the pumpkins on the stone wall between the Library and Town House.  More pumpkins were arriving every minute. 

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



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