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December 18, 2011 - December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Safe Travels and a Happy New Year

December 24, 2011 - First Community Church, Southville Road

 

St. Matthew’s Church

Christmas Eve - Saturday, December 24th

8:00AM - NO MASS
4:00pm
Mass - Church (Children's Pageant)
4:00pm Mass - Parish Center
5:30pm Mass - Church
5:30pm Mass - Parish Center
10:00pm Mass - Church

Christmas Day - Sunday, December 25th

7:30am Mass - Church
9:00am Mass - Church
11:00am Mass - Church
NO 6:00pm MASS

 

St. Anne’s Church

Boston Road

Mass times for

The vigil of Christmas

Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2011 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM

The Nativity of the Lord

Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25

7:30 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am

 

St. Mark’s Church

27 Main Street

·         Our Christmas service schedule begins on Christmas Eve with the Pageant & Eucharist service at 4pm, followed by a Festival Choral Eucharist at 10PM.  A 10 AM service will be held on Christmas Day.  On Sunday, January 1st, there will be a service at 8 AM followed by our Festival of Lessons and Carols at 10 AM.

 

Pilgrim Church

15 Common Street

Saturday December 24, 2011

7:00 PM Pageant Service

10:00 PM Candlelight Service

11:00 PM Jesus’ Birthday

Christmas Day – No Church

 

Wine and Beer on sale through December 31

Fitzgerald's General Store

110 Southville Road, Southborough

 

Wine Tasting

December 24 and 31

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

 

Store offers:

Gourmet Coffee, Lottery, Breakfast, Lunch, Grocery, ATM, Beer, Fine Wine, Premium Cigars and now Propane.

Hours 5 AM to 10 PM, Credit Cards Accepted

And the Winner Is

December 23, 2011 - Parkerville Road South  Adam and Jessica Phaneuf with 39 votes.

Second Runner up was

Banfill Lane with 22 votes.

Third Runner Up

Flagg Road with 18 votes

Runners Up were:

 

Above: Turnpike Road & The green arrow pointing to the winning house (brother/sister competition)

The Southborough News had nearly one hundred votes for the holiday display contest.  It has been a fun two years doing this now. We look forward to running the competition again next year.  I will be contacting all the winners about their gift cards.  I have also decided to give each of the runner ups a $10 gift certificates for being gracious about entering the contest and sharing their lighting with the community.  The big winner of this contest though will be matching gift cards to the Southborough Food Pantry.  Thank you to everyone that participated and everyone that has enjoyed the contest.  May everyone have a safe and very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah,  Kwanza and a happy New Year to all.

Space Weather News for Dec. 23, 2011
http://spaceweather.com

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station have seen sungrazing Comet Lovejoy from Earth orbit.  ISS commander Dan Burbank describes the comet's green-glowing tail as "the most amazing thing I have ever seen in space." Video from the ISS and updated images from Earth are highlighted on today's edition of Spaceweather.com.

You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of Spaceweather.com.

New subscribers may sign up for free space weather alerts at  http://spaceweather.com/services/ .

 

Remember

Southborough Library will be closed December 24

Southborough Transfer Station will be closed December 24

Last minute shopping?

Please don't forget our local stores and companies. Support local businesses.

Update by Southborough Police on the Eaton Apothecary break in.

On 12/21/11 at approximately 10:15 PM, Southborough Officers were patrolling Town Center Mall, 162 Cordaville Road, due to previous burglaries. Officers interrupted a B&E in progress by two males at Eaton’s Apothecary Pharmacy. A foot pursuit ensued, and one of the subjects was apprehended near the scene. He was identified as Ernest Rogers of Lynn, MA. The second subject was apprehended by the use of State Police K-9 and Ashland Police Officers. He was identified as Philip Rogers, also from Lynn, MA. Both subjects were charged with B&E in the Night Time W/ Intent to Commit a Felony, Conspiracy, Possession of Burglarious Tools, and Defacement of Personal Property. They were held without bail, and will appear in the Westborough District Court.

New on Main Street

December 22, 2011 - A new crèche in front of the Knights of Columbus on Main Street.

Need last minute shopping ideas?

Photography gift certificates

 

Still need a Christmas tree, cemetery basket, send flowers to a loved one far away or get that last minute gift?

Get gift cards for keeping your vehicle running right or giving it that extra shine, how about gift cards for friends, family & family?

 

Better yet surprise a loved one with a new house, kitchen, bath and indulge in trash pickup.

 

Animal Care, grooming. walking, vet care, boarding are all close by

 

Get lessons for yourself, a friend of loved one, sign up for kids programs.

 

Get that bright white smile you've always wanted.

 

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Breaking News

December 21, 2011 - 10:28 - Southborough Police interrupted a break in at a 162 Cordaville Road business.  A foot chase has ensued.  One suspect was caught and is in custody at this time.  Ashland police are now on the scene and Southborough has called for the State Police dog.

Fire Chief Interview Update

 

Selectmen tonight postponed the appointment of a new Southborough Fire Chief.  Although candidate Fred Mitchell, a Deputy Fire Chief from North Cumberland, RI answered many questions offered by the Selectmen sufficiently, in the end Selectmen Boland and Rooney were a bit reserved in appointing Mr. Mitchell.  Both would have liked to have seen more candidates interviewed for comparison.  They told Mr. Mitchell that he would still be in the running but that they would prefer to be able to compare answers to their questions of more than one candidate.  Several Southborough fulltime and call firefighters attended the meeting.  They all left for a fire call but returned shortly after for the rest of the interview.

Town Administrator Jean Kitchen announced at last night's Selectmen's meeting that she will be leaving Southborough in July of 2012 at the end of her contract.  Southborough is looking into a town manager.  The study committee just released the report at the meeting last night.  Click the report cover further down the page to read the results.

Fire Chief Interview

Southborough Selectmen will interview the one finalist for Fire Chief tonight - Wednesday December 21, 2011.  Selectmen will interview at 7:00 PM, Cumberland, Rhode Island Deputy Fire Chief Fred Mitchell.  Haverhill, MA Deputy Fire Chief Brian Moriarty was also scheduled to be interviewed but withdrew earlier this week.  Residents have voiced their concerns to open up the interview process to several of the other candidates that have gone through the assessment.

 

The Selectmen's Meeting scheduled for Thursday December 22, 2011 which was to announce the new Southborough Fire Chief Has been cancelled.

Ethel (Nelson) Armstrong 94, of Southborough died on Monday, December 19, 2011 at her home. She was the wife of the late Hamilton Armstrong, who passed away in 1988. Mrs. Armstrong was a 1935 graduate of the former Peters High School of Southborough and a graduate of the Former South Middlesex Secretarial School. She worked for many years with her husband as an administrative assistant for his insurance business. Ethel was a very giving person, she was the Southborough Red Cross Coordinator; a girl scout leader; volunteer for the Visual Education Department for Childrens Hospital; charter member of Southborough Historical Society; active member of 1st Community Church of Southborough; past president of the Southborough Senior Citizen Club, where she was instrumental in creating the club; honorary member of the Southborough Rotary Club; and registrar of voters for the town of Southborough. She is survived by her brother Wallace M. Nelson of Newport, ME and 4 nieces and 3 nephews. She is pre-deceased by 2 brothers Alec N. Nelson and Robert R. Nelson. There are no visiting hours A funeral home service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 10 AM at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to Friend of the Council on Aging, 9 Cordaville Road, Southborough, MA 01772 To send words of condolence to the family go to www.morrisfuneralparlor.com

Robert Willoughby Mr. Robert B. Willoughby, 83, of Southborough died Monday, December 19, 2011 at St. Vincents Hospital in Worcester. He was the husband of Carmella Willoughby. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and under the direction of Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough. (morrisfuneralparlor.com) |

Keep on Voting for your Favorite Holiday Light Display.  The votes are coming in fast and furious and there is a horse race!  It's neck and neck right now. Remember it is just like an election only one vote per person. Send your email votes to editor@southboroughnews.com

Open for Business

December 21, 2011 - Mauro's Cafe is now running with a full menu.  The cafe was closed for repairs after an October fire struck the building.  The cafe had been open with limited menu.

                        SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

                                DAILY LOG

 

Tuesday 12/13/11

 

08:56 UNITENTIONAL TRANMISSION OF AL VILLAGE PATH PT 

    E22  CAPT HUBLEY     FF ASPESI

    T21  FF WILLS        FF NAVAROLI

 

12:55 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR WYNDEMERE DR 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE NIPMUC LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

16:24 EMS CALL NEW YORK AV

    A28  FF ROACH        FF NAVAROLI

   

22:14 EMS CALL BLUEBERRY LN 

    A28  FF ASPESI       FF ROACH        EMT GLECKEL

    C30  FF NAVAROLI

   

Wednesday 12/14/11

 

08:30 SITE PLAN REVIEW CORDAVILLE RD 

    C3  CAPT MAURO

 

09:00 PLAN REVIEW - COMMERCIAL TURNPIKE RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

09:45 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR DEERFOOT RD 

    C3   CAPT MAURO

 

10:00 TRAINING - FIRE MAIN ST 

    HQ1  LT DANO         FF STRONG       FF PIERCE       FF NEAL

 

10:00 UST REMOVAL NEWTON ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE PINE HILL RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

14:00 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION MAIN ST 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

15:10 EMS CALL COSLIN DR 

    A28  FF STRONG       FF NEAL

    E23  LT DANO         FF PIERCE

 

16:00 OIL BURNER RED GATE LN 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

20:16 WATER EVACUATION BREAKNECK HILL RD 

    E23  FF PIERCE       LT DANO

  

Thursday 12/15/11

 

06:01 EMS CALL ASHLEY RD 

    A28  FF NEAL         FF STRONG

    C30  FF PIERCE

 

10:50 CO DET. ACTIV. DUE TO MALFUNCT WYNDEMERE DR 

    A28  FF NAVAROLI     FF RICE

    E23  LT SADOWSKI     FF KANE

 

12:02 EMS CALL MEETING HOUSE LN 

    A28  FF RICE         FF NAVAROLI     FF KANE

    C30  LT SADOWSKI

 

16:35 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  FF RICE         FF NAVAROLI

    C30  FF KANE

 

21:15 EMS CALL GENERAL HENRY KNOX RD 

    A28  FF RICE         FF STRONG

    C30  FF KANE

 

Friday 12/16/11

 

09:02 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF MARTINS

    C30  FF RICE

 

15:50 PUBLIC ASSSIT BANTRY RD 

    E22  LT PELTIER      FF RICE

 

16:30 EMS CALL JOHN MATTHEWS RD 

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF MARTINS

    C30  FF RICE

 

Saturday 12/17/11

 

04:18 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD 

    A28  FF SHANAHAN     FF MARTINS

    E23  LT PELTIER      LT SADOWSKI     FF HOGAN

 

06:23 COVER ASSIGNMENT SOUTHWEST CT  NOR

    C30  FF SHANAHAN

    E22  LT PELTIER      FF MARTINS      LT SADOWSKI     FF HOGAN

    R25  LT G. HUBLEY

    SC1  CAPT MAURO      LT COLLEARY     FF KENDALL      FF RICE

    SC2  FF AMENDOLA

 

20:34 EMS CALL WALNUT DR 

    A28  FF AMENDOLA     FF KANE

    C30  FF RICE

 

Sunday 12/18/11

 

16:58 ALARM SYSTEM, UNINTENTIONAL BOSTON RD 

    E22  LT PELTIER      FF SHANAHAN     FF HOGAN

 

Monday 12/19/11

 

10:19 EMS CALL NEWTON ST 

    A28  FF ROACH        FF WILLS

    C30  LT DANO

 

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE DAVIS RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

15:00 ABOVE GROUND STORAGE TANK SEARS RD 

    C27  CAPT MAURO

 

17:40 HAZARDOUS CONDITION MARLBORO RD and MAIN ST

    C30  LT DANO

   

17:41 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD and COUNTRY CLUB LN FRA

    A28  FF WILLS        FF ROACH

   

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Happy Hanukah

In No particular Order Here are the Challengers for the Second Annual Holiday Lights Contest

Sponsored by the Southborough News and its Advertisers. (They help make this website all possible - please support them by shopping locally. Thank you.)  To Vote, send an email to editor@southboroughnews.com with Contest in subject line.  In the body of the email put the corresponding letter of the best light display.  Please only one vote per person.

 Voting will close Thursday December 22, 2011

Vote for the Best Holiday Display

 

A

Turnpike Road

B

Flagg Road

C

Banfill Lane

D

The Green Arrow - Middle Road but can only be seen on Parkerville Road pointing to that other house

E

Parkerville Road south of Rte 9

Don't forget to vote for our favorite.  The ultimate winner will be the Southborough Food Pantry.  Votes are coming in fast and furious so get them in!!!

Space Weather News for Dec. 20, 2011
http://spaceweather.com

SUNRISE COMET: Comet Lovejoy is receding from the sun, remarkably still intact after its Dec. 16th plunge through the solar atmosphere. Multiple observers in the southern hemisphere are now reporting that they can see and photograph the comet's tail shining through the twilight of sunrise.  Pictures of this rare apparition are highlighted on today's edition of
http://spaceweather.com

LAST MINUTE ASTRONOMY GIFT:  Running out of time?  In only a few minutes, you can give the gift of Northern Lights, space station flybys, and other heavenly sights to friends and loved ones.  Follow the links below for holiday subscriptions to Spaceweather.com's  astronomy alert service:

text:
https://spaceweatherphone.com/SMSSignup/phone_sign_up.php?Signup_Type=BuySpaceWeatherGift

voice:
http://www.spaceweatherphone.com/signup/phone_sign_up.php?Signup_Type=BuySpaceWeatherGift

You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of Spaceweather.com.

 

Looking for Last Minute Gifts?

Have someone that loves to dance? watches all the realty dance shows? How about a gift certificate to Annemarie's Dance Studio in Ashland?  Give them a call today or better yet visit them at 111 Cherry Street, Ashland.  Call 508-881- 5109.

 

 

Fragrant and fresh holiday flowers

are our specialty!

 

Call to order now.  We deliver locally and can wire flowers anywhere in the world.  

Centerpiece 

Holiday Centerpiece

   

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop

40 Mt. Vickery Rd. Southborough, MA 01772
Tel:  508-485-8979

MEMA ISSUES ICE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

 

FRAMINGHAM, MA – As temperatures drop, and bodies of water throughout the area begin to freeze over, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has issued information regarding safety precautions to be taken on our frozen lakes, rivers and ponds. 

 

“Before we experience a tragedy that is unfortunately too common this time of year, it is important that we remind everyone, particularly children, of the dangers of unsafe ice,” said MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz.  “As lakes, ponds, streams and rivers throughout the Commonwealth freeze over, ice conditions may be very uncertain.  People may be a bit impatient to venture out on the ice for skating, hockey, ice fishing and other winter sports. We highly recommend the use of recreational skating areas provided by the Commonwealth and your local communities.  It is very important to exercise precaution and common sense.”

 

Always check with your local police, fire or park department to ensure that safe ice conditions exist. However, due to the uncertainty and constant changing of ice conditions and the dangers presented, many departments will not endorse the safety of lakes, ponds, streams or rivers.  The strength and thickness of ice should be known before any activity takes place.

  • ·     Never go onto the ice alone.  A friend may be able to rescue you or go for help if you fall through   the ice.

  • ·     Always keep your pets on a leash.  If a pet falls through the ice do not attempt to rescue your pet, call 9-1-1 or go for help.

  •  ·     New ice is usually stronger than old ice.  As ice ages, the bond between the crystals decays, making it weaker, even if melting has not occurred.

  • ·     Beware of ice covered with snow.  Snow can insulate ice and keep it strong, but can also insulate it to keep it from freezing. Snow can also hide cracks, weak and open ice.

  • ·     Slush is a danger sign, indicating that ice is no longer freezing from the bottom and can be weak or deteriorating.

  • ·     Ice formed over flowing water (rivers or lakes containing a large number of springs) is generally 15% weaker.

  • ·     Ice seldom freezes or thaws at a uniform rate.  It can be one foot thick in one spot and be only a few inches thick 10 feet away.

  • ·     Reach-Throw-Go.  If a companion falls through the ice and you are unable to reach that person from shore, throw them something (rope, jumper cables, tree branch, etc.). If this does not work, go for help or call 9-1-1, before you also become a victim. Get medical assistance for the victim immediately.

  • ·     If you fall in, try not to panic. Turn toward the direction from which you came.  Place your hands and arms on the unbroken surface, working forward by kicking your feet.  Once out, remain lying on the ice (do not stand) and roll away from the hole. Crawl back to your tracks, keeping your weight distributed until you return to solid ice.

  •  

  • By following safety procedures, you can be safe and enjoy the many winter activities offered by the great outdoors.

 

In Control Crash Prevention

In Control Advanced Driver Training

Groups Save Anytime

 outside class 

If you can put a group of eight or more permitted or licensed drivers together, we will make sure everyone saves.

The discount grows as the group grows and there's still a few dates available around the holidays to fit in your group.

Contact Us  for details... 

Happy Holidays!  

  

There is still time to buy gift certificates for your friends, family and co-workers!

 

Act fast and you can take advantage of a $100 discount off a full course gift certificate thanks to Sullivan Tire (see below).

 

If money is tight, consider buying a $50, $75 or $100 gift certificatethat the recipient can put that towards the price of our course.
 

Keep those you care about safe
and

 

 

Save100Save $100* Thanks to Sullivan Tire and Auto Service

Register for any class or purchase a full course gift certificate by December 31, 2011 and pay only $250 for the first family member and $230 for each additional family member.  This discount cannot be combined with any other offer and should be shared with everyone you know!!!
 

Please consider taking advantage of this offer and bringing your whole family out to train with us, we promise both an important educational experience and some bonding moments that will not soon be forgotten.

 

 
 

Hey Everyone,

The Recovery Connection has been collecting food donations for families from the community who are in need. These are non-perishable food items and each family is welcome to come to the center and fill one bag of groceries.

This event is taking place this Thursday, December 22nd from 10:00am-4:00pm.
The location to pick up your bag of groceries is:
The Recovery Connection
31 Main St.
Marlboro, MA 01752

Please call ahead to let us know you are coming to ensure there are still donations left. The phone number is 508-485-0298.

Have a great holiday season!

-The Recovery Connection Staff and Members
Hey Everyone,

The Recovery Connection is hoping to collect childrens book's to donate to children in need. If you are able to donate any childrens book's please bring them by the center.

The Recovery Connection
31 Main St.
Marlboro, MA 01752


All donations would be greatly appreciated.

-The Recovery Connection Members and Staff

Hey Everyone,

Just a reminder of our holiday schedule for the next few weeks.

Our hours of operation will follow the regular schedule with the exception of the following dates:

Saturday, December 24th-CLOSED
Monday, December 26th-CLOSED
Saturday, December 31st-CLOSED

We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season!

-The Recovery Connection Members and Staff

 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Algonquin Regional High School Sports

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011

 

Time

Event

Details

Comments

6:30pm 

Wrestling:Boys Varsity Game

vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ Algonquin Regional High School

 

6:30pm 

Wrestling: Varsity Meet

vs. Nashoba Regional High School @ Algonquin Regional High School - Gym C

 

7:40pm 

Ice Hockey:Boys Varsity Game

vs. Leominster @ Wallace Civic Center

 

ARHS Wrestling Builds5

Recently the Algonquin Wrestling team competed in two tournaments and a home dual meet vs. Tyngsboro to kick off their season.  Under the direction of the new coaches, Brian Kramer and Derek Grant, the team did some great wrestling.  At their first tournament at King Philip High School the team placed 6th out of 12 teams.  Several wrestlers placed in their respective weight classes: James Officer- 1st place @ 285lbs. Zach Marcoulier- 2nd place @ 138lbs, Eric Firth- 4th @ 285lbs, and Alex Mazzola- 4th @ 170lbs. Several other wrestlers compiled several wins, including junior Nick West who had his first varsity win.  At the home meet vs. Tyngsboro Algonquin was behind in team points, but managed to come on strong in the upper weight classes and notch the win at 47-30.  Carter Guzzi, Matt Cofer, Alex Mazzola, and Chris Gwyn managed to wrestle some tough opponents and come out on top. Most recently, at the Marlbrough Tournament the team placed 8th out of 17 teams with 84.5 points.  Place winners at this event included: Marcoulier- 2nd @ 138lbs., Mazzola- 3rd @ 170lbs., Officer- 4th @ 285lbs. and Joe Cozzolino- 4th @ 120lbs. Freshman David Wrin and sophomore Ben Massucco had strong varsity wins which should give them momentum going into the upcoming match against Nashoba.  Algonquin looks to have a formidable team this year and several wrestlers are on track to go into the post season.  Go to their website at www.arhs-wrestling.com   to follow them.  They have several home meets during the season, so come out and see the team.


 

(Contributed photos)

Southborough Library
Seeks Library Circulation Clerk

Duties/Description:    

This is a 10 hour/week position.
Primary responsibility is front desk coverage: providing materials to the general public and assisting with library programs and services. Position reports to the Library Director.

Assist patrons at the public service desk and on the telephone. Use computer to input and receive data as authorized. Maintain order in the library collection through shelving and shelf reading. Assist with developing and displaying informational materials. Assist library visitors with copy machine, computers, including library catalog, word processors, Internet, etc. Perform other similar duties as requested.
Transport books, periodicals and other library materials as necessary.

Some evenings and Saturdays required; may be called in as substitute and hours may vary.

Qualifications: Duties require knowledge equivalent to completion of four years of high school; some college preferred. Administrative experience and computer proficiency. Flexibility, motivation, cheerfulness and the ability to work well in a shared and cooperative environment.


Salary:         Starting salary is $9.71 per hour, no benefits.

Contact:        Send letter, resume and three references to Jane Cain, Library
Director, Southborough Library, 25 Main Street, Southborough, MA  01772.  Deadline: January 15, 2012.

 

We are pleased to welcome back Dave Peitro, this time appearing with the New York University Wayne Shorter Ensemble, to the Steeple Coffeehouse on January 14th.  A native of Southboro, Massachusetts, Dave Pietro has been on the New York music scene since 1987.   His talents as a gifted saxophonist, composer, and educator have made  him an in-demand musician who has performed at jazz clubs, jazz festivals, schools and concert halls in more than 30 countries throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America.

From 1994-2003 Dave played lead alto saxophone and recorded six CD’s with the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra.  He has toured and/or recorded with the bands of Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, Maria Schneider, The Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, John Fedchock, Mike Holober, Anita Brown, Pete McGuinness, Jim Widner and Arturo O’Farrill.  Pietro has also performed with many other well known musicians such as Paul Anka, Louis Bellson, Blood Sweat & Tears, Bobby Caldwell, Ray Charles, Rosemary Clooney, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Feinstein, Chaka Khan, Liza Minnelli, James Naughton and John Pizzarelli.  Dave also studies East Indian music and has performed with various groups led by Indian tablist Sandip Burman.

Dave was selected as a semi-finalist for the first two Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Saxophone Competitions (1991 & 1996) and was a finalist in the 1995 JAZZIZ Magazine "Woodwinds on Fire" talent search.  In 1996 he was the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  In 2005 and 2007 he received grants from Chamber Music America’s New Works Programs to compose and perform his new extended work “The Chakra Suite” (2008-Challenge).  Featuring Gary Versace, Rez Abbasi, Todd Isler, Johannes Weidenmueller and Adam Cruz it was voted one of the top CD's of 2008 by All About Jazz.

As always, our proceeds go to various local charities; we have delicious desserts; a bottomless coffee mug; and are sponsored by Tomassos Restaurant in Southboro.

Tickets are available online at www.steeplecoffeehouse.org.  

Francis P. Bulger, 102, Retired Deputy Fire Chief, Town of Westborough, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 16, 2011. He was the husband of Frances M. (Brown) Bulger.

Born in Westborough, he was the son of the late John and Bertha (McGahey) Bulger and was educated in Westborough Schools.

His career as a firefighter began in 1925 when he got a summer job with John P. Crowe, fire chief and assistant state fire warden. He worked on a fire tower construction crew and fought forest fires and brush fires. In 1929, he began working full-time for the state Department of Conservation.

In 1936 he was appointed a call fire fighter; 1954 appointed permanent fire fighter; 1963 appointed first lieutenant and in 1973 appointed Deputy Chief retiring in 1974.

In 1972 he was honored by the American Red Cross for Extraordinary Personal Action after successfully after resuscitating a two year old girl from near drowning. In 1996 he was honored by the Blackstone Valley Forestry Association for over 40 years of dedication to the Fire Service and for his effort in developing the modern forest fire prevention and suppression system in the Commonwealth.

Francis was a member of the Southborough Rod and Gun Club and was an avid fisherman and hunter.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Jon Bulger of Westborough; four daughters, Beverly Bulger and Elaine Bulger both of Westborough, Grayce Mullen of Grafton and Connie Fisher of Leicester; three step sons, Roy Johnson of CT, David Johnson of Montana and Paul Johnson of CA; three step daughters, Karen Johnson of CA, Shirlee Johnson of Natick and Christine Johnson of Westborough; one brother-in-law, Ralph Brown of Scituate, Esther McKenzie of Hopkinton and Adelaide Forbes of Stoughton; 12 grandchildren, seven step grandchildren and many great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. He was the father of the late MaryJane Foley.

His funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 20, at 10:30 A.M. in St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St., Westborough. Burial, with Firefighter Honors, will follow in St. Luke Cemetery.

Calling hours are Monday, December 19, from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Britton-Summers Funeral Home, 4 Church St., Westborough.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Westborough Fire/Ambulance Gift Fund, 42 Milk St., Westborough, MA 01581

westboroughfuneralhome.com

Mark your calendar!  On January 3rd, from 5-9pm, Flatbread Company at 213 Burlington Road in Bedford will be hosting a Sudbury Valley Trustees Benefit Night.  This means a portion of the proceeds from each pizza purchased will help support conservation in your community. 

 

Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin for the benefit of present and future generations.  The region is comprised of 36 towns, including Bedford, Concord, Carlisle, and Acton. 

 

The Flatbread Company is a community-oriented restaurant. They aspire to create a restaurant that is authentic, truthful, and real, and reconnects us to nature. Their pizzas are made with the freshest and tastiest ingredients like local, organic, or natural produce, plus homemade sauce, sausages, and pepperoni.  Pizzas cook in the handmade wood-fired clay oven.  The result is amazing flatbread pizza.

 

This is a perfect pairing – Flatbread Company, (www.flatbreadcompany.com) and their commitment to using local foods and supporting community farms along with Sudbury Valley Trustees (www.svtweb.org) which has a long history of protecting many acres of working farmland.  Great pizza and a great cause!

Vote for your favorite

Don't Forget to Vote for Your Favorite Holiday Light Display.

Choose from the five photos that have been submitted. 

Scroll down the page and then send an email to editor@southboroughnews.com with Contest in the subject line and the letter corresponding to the display you are voting for in the body of the email.  This is a very tight race between two of the candidates and I know there are lots of people out there ready to vote for the other candidates so get those votes in!!

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

ARHS Hockey

ARHS boys hockey vs. Westborough.  Westborough won 4-2.

 

December 19, 2011 - Algonquin Track and Field athletes competed at the

 

 

Rec logo - large

 

RAP Session 3 registration begins TODAY.
Registration: December 19 - January 5
Classes begin January 9

contact Paula Fagan with any questions 508-229-4452 or pfagan@southboroughma.com

Doreen Ferguson, Director Southborough Recreation

Holiday Closing

Southborough Senior Center will be closed December 21, 23 and 24.  Happy Holidays

School Vacation Week Events For Kids

Join us for some vacation week fun! On Wednesday, December 28 at 2:30 pm we’ll be showing the movie “Happy Feet.”  Enjoy some popcorn and juice while watching the penguins, courtesy of the Friends of the Southborough Library.

Drop-In Craft Day will be on Thursday, December 29 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Stop by to make a variety of winter-themed crafts. All ages are welcome to both of these events, and no registration is required. Call the Library at 508-485-5031 with any questions or for more information.

Enjoy the vacation week and hope to see you at the Library!

Southborough Senior Center

Week of December 18, 2011

Monday 19

Tuesday 20

Wednesday 21

Thursday 22

Friday 23

Saturday 24

9:00 Health Clinic

7:45 Walking group

Closed

9:30 Mah Jongg

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

9:00 Woodward Reading Program

9:30 Tai Chi

 

10:00 beginner Tai Chi

Closed

Closed

9:30 Cribbage

11:00 Senior Singers

 

12:00 Bridge

   

12:00 Blue Plate Special

12:00 Ping Pong

 

12:00 pitch

   

2:45 Fitness

12:00 Pitch

       
           

Week of December 18, 2011

Drafting Committee for Town Manager Legislation - Agenda

Dec 19

7:00 PM

Room A, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road

Planning Board - Agenda

Dec 19

7:00 PM

McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House

Trottier School Council - Agenda

Dec 19

2:30 PM

Room 190, Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road

Board of Selectmen - Agenda

Dec 20

7:00 PM

McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House

Neary School Council - Agenda

Dec 20

3:00 PM

Conference Room, Neary School, 53 Parkerville Road

Board of Selectmen - Agenda

Dec 21

7:00 PM

McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House

Northborough, Southborough, Northborough/Southborough, Superintendency Union #3 Combined Meeting - Agenda

Dec 21

6:30 PM

Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough

Northborough/Southborough Regional School Committee - Agenda

Dec 21

7:00 PM

Algonquin Regional High School Library, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough

Southborough Housing Authority - Agenda

Dec 21

6:30 PM

49 Boston Road

Board of Selectmen - Agenda

Dec 22

7:00 PM

McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House

       
       

Week of December 18, 2011

Sunday 18

Monday 19

Tuesday 20

Wednesday 21

Thursday 22

Friday 23

Saturday 24

closed

open

 

 

 open
 

Closed

Closed

Fitzgerald's General Store

Offering groceries, Gourmet coffee, breakfast lunch, ATM, Beer, Fine Wine, premium cigars

Current Wine Sale

$1.00 off

Bearfoot, J. Lohr and Middle Sister

$2.00 off

Benziger, Little penguin and George's Duboeuf

Fitzgerald's General Store now has Propane Gas  and Cylinders

Open 5 AM to 10 PM Seven days a week

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

Algonquin Regional High School

Sunday, Dec 18, 2011

 

Time

Event

Details

Comments

9:00am 

Indoor Track: Varsity Meet

vs. Fitchburg, Leominster, North Middlesex Regional, Shrewsbury, Wachusett Regional @ Reggie Lewis Track Center

Winter Festival - boys and gir

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School