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October 21, 2007 to  October 27, 2007

Save the Date

The Southborough Gardeners present:

Date: November 8th at 10:00 at Pilgrim Church

Event: Holidays Under the Gun with Andrew Anderson
Boutique and Refreshments
Tickets: $5.00 at the door
Adults only please

Peter D. Rocheford formerly of Southborough, MA

 

 

ROYALSTON — Peter D. Rocheford, 47, of Royalston, died at home, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, after an illness.

Born in Framingham, on March 14,1960, Peter was the son of David E. and Sylvia M. (Hope) Rocheford. He grew up in Southborough and had lived in Royalston for several years.

Peter was a power plant operator for Erving Paper Mill in Erving for several years until recently. He was a graduate of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, and earned his engineering license from Peterson's Vocational and Technical School in Worcester.

He loved dogs and was an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, but received his greatest enjoyment from spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, who live in Brewster, he leaves two children, Jason D. Rocheford and Tasha R. Rocheford, both of Royalston; a sister, Catherine R. Johnson of Montgomery; two brothers, Jonathan P. Rocheford of Houston, Texas, and Andrew D. Rocheford of New Castle, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Snow-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central St., Winchendon. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in Jonas Alliene Cemetery, Royalston.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Templeton Animal Shelter, 690 Patriots Road, P.O. Box 250, Templeton, MA 01468.

For more information, go to www.snow-ladeau.com.
 

More Buffalo Soldier Photos

First Community Church Fair

October 27, 2007 - The rain didn't seem to dampen the spirits of the many visitors to the annual church fair.  Usually held both inside and outside today everything was moved inside.  Below, Skip Willman at the helm of the stove.

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!

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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.)

Pancake Breakfast

Join St. Anne's Church and St. Matthew's Church for their fundraiser to send the Youth Ministry back to the South to help rebuild homes for Hurricane Katrina survivors.

Sunday October 28, 2007

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

                                                 St. Anne's Parish Hall

                                                   $5.00 per person

Support the Southborough News advertisers

Visit with Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist shop at 40 Mt. Vickery Road, Southborough.  Across the street from Town Centre shopping plaza and the Southborough Post Office.  Find unique gifts for parties, holidays and children.  You will find a wide array of scented candles and potpourri,  Stonewall Kitchen jams, Rothschild Farms jams and dips, holiday cards, fresh flowers, floral arrangements and more.  So stop in at Gulbankian's tomorrow and enjoy cider, crackers and jams as you start your holiday shopping.

Algonquin Sports Schedule October 27, 2007

Boys Varsity Cross Country @ LEAGUE MEET Ghiloni Park - 9:00am
 Girls Varsity Cross Country @ LEAGUE MEET Ghiloni Park - 9:30am
 Boys JV Football @ Fitchburg H.S.   10:00am
 Boys Freshman Football @ Fitchburg H.S.   12:00pm
 Girls JV Soccer VS Groton Dunstable Regional Algonquin 3:00pm
 Girls Varsity Soccer VS Groton Dunstable Regional Algonquin 5:00pm
 Boys Varsity Soccer VS St. Johns H.S. Algonquin 7

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 27, 2007

Girls Varsity Soccer VS Parker School   10:00am

Make sure to check out the advertisers on Southborough News.  Their support helps to keep the website up and running.  If you are looking to buy or sell a home click Lorraine Estella of Realty Executives.  How about the stress of the everyday rising prices? Need a massage? click Peaceful Minds Massage.  Can't afford to sell or buy that house of your dreams maybe try doing something different with the house you have by clicking Thomson Architects.  Tired of lugging your trash to the transfer station? Have Countryside Rubbish and Recycling do that service for you. Haven't sent a loved one flowers in a while, why not give Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop a call.  Are you following the show Dances with the Stars? Now you have decided you want to learn how to dance call Annemarie's Dance Centre.  Don't forget to check out more advertisers and their business cards on our Business Card Page.  If you are looking to do some renovations but you need to cut through that cement call Fred Mabardy of F. P. Marbardy Co. at 508-460-9742.  Looking for a photographer for that special occasion try Lisa Tommaney Photography at 508-353-5062; Carol of Simply Images-Photography at 508-485-4708 or Photographic Images at 508-435-5534.  If you would love to advertise on Southborough News email editor@southboroughnews.com

Buffalo Soldiers

October 26, 2007 - Members of the Buffalo Soldiers Heritage and the Massachusetts 54th Glory Brigade stand at attention this morning for the Appointment Ceremony of Major General Joseph C. Carter as the Adjutant General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The Ceremony was attended by several hundred family, friends and members of the various Military branches. General Carter will serve as the Governor's senior military advisor and will command the Massachusetts National Guard, which has more than 6,000 army and air guard soldiers.  While the primary mission of the Massachusetts National Guard is to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth in times of natural disaster and civil emergency, the Guard also supports the Department of Defense in federal military missions. The Buffalo Soldiers Heritage is a non-profit educational entity that has been based in Southborough, MA since November 2001.  Below photo - Buffalo Soldier Mr. Pete DePina of Southborough is greeted by newly sworn in Massachusetts Adjutant General Joseph C. Carter.

Moon over Southborough

October 26, 2007 - Clouds pass by the full moon last night.

Don't forget about Scouting for Food.  Scouts will be leaving bags on mailboxes to put non-perishable food into them.  Pick up will be on November 3rd.

Halloween festivities coming up

October 28, 2007 - Southborough Firefighters Association will be hosting their Annual Children's parade  with a line up at 4pm in front of Mauro's Market. Treats and costume judging follows at the Southborough Fire Station.

October 31, 2007 - Come to the Southborough Library for trick or treats and face painting.

October 31, 2007 - Seniors come to the Southborough Senior Center @ Noon, $5.00 RSVP Halloween Party

October 26, 2007 - Southborough Youth and Family Services is sponsoring a Halloween Party at the Finn School Cafeteria from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, crafts, games, treats, face Painting. Costumes are encouraged.  $5.00 per child or $15.00 family max.  For children 12 and under

October 26 & 27, 2007 - Check out the awesome Haunted Hayride at the Norfolk County Agricultural High School.  Take a hay ride through the fields and forests and see all the great exhibits and haunted displays.
 

Algonquin Sports Schedule October 26, 2007

Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Littleton Jr-Sr High School Click for directions High School 3:30pm
 Girls Freshman Field Hockey VS North Middlesex H S Algonquin 3:30pm
 Girls Freshman Volleyball @ Marlborough High School   3:30pm
 Boys JV Soccer @ St. Johns H.S.   3:30pm
 Girls Freshman Soccer VS Shepherd Hill Regional HS Algonquin 4:00pm
 Girls JV Field Hockey @ Littleton Jr-Sr High School Click for directions High School 5:00pm
 Boys Varsity Football @ Fitchburg H.S. Crocker Field 7:00pm

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 26, 2007

Girls Varsity Soccer VS Norfolk Agricultural HS   3:30pm
 
 Girls JV Volleyball VS Sutton High School Gym 3:30pm
 
 Girls Varsity Volleyball VS Sutton High School Gym 4:30pm
 
 Boys Varsity Football @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   7:00pm
Trick or Treat and more

October 26, 2007 - Halloween costumes hang out doors while indoors in the Bargain Box are great deals on hundreds of items. Check out the Bargain Box, it's a real bargain with all the like new items and more.  Below - Volunteers work the register.

Pancake Breakfast

Join St. Anne's Church and St. Matthew's Church for their fundraiser to send the Youth Ministry back to the South to help rebuild homes for Hurricane Katrina survivors.

Sunday October 28, 2007

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

                                                 St. Anne's Parish Hall

                                                   $5.00 per person

MBTA lot needs a bit of work already?

October 25, 2007 - A bench seat sits amongst the overgrown weeds and old newspapers.  While the below photo shows wooden bench seating parts missing, leaving dangerous metal parts sticking out and taped.

The Flowering of Southborough

October 25, 2007 - The Southborough Gardners greet visitors to their booth at Heritage Day Weekend.  Below is a photo from the flowers for Friends Project where club members create floral arrangements to be delivered to Colonial Gardens, The Senior Center and Meals on Wheels residents. (photos courtesy of Marjorie Lowry).

1st ANNUAL GOBBLE WOBBLE

Thanksgiving Morning

5K Run, 2 Mile Walk and Kids Fun Run

 

Sponsored by NRG BAR

www.NRG-Bar.com

Fundraiser for the

“Friends of the Southborough Recreation Department”

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2007

Time: 7:00 am Registration, 8:00 am Race Start

Place: Trottier School, 49 Parkerville Road, Southborough, MA

Entry Fee: $20.00 if registration received before Nov. 20th and $25.00 on day of race (nonrefundable), Kids Fun Run is FREE!

Register on-line or mail registration to:

Southborough Recreation,

21 Highland St., Southborough, MA 01772

Checks payable to Friends of the Southborough Recreation Department

http://www.southboroughtown.com/recreation/recreation.htm

T-Shirts to all pre entered athletes and the first 25 to register on race day

Prizes for the first 3 in each age group (Kids Fun Run Groups: 3-4, 5-8, 9-11)

Pretty but Invasive

October 25, 2007 - Berries from the Bittersweet plant lay on top of dried leaves.  This plant although very pretty in the fall and oftentimes used for wreaths is an invasive species that was introduced as an ornamental plant in the 1800's.  It now runs rampant through the Northeastern part of the United States, choking out native vegetation and killing trees by it's climbing heavy growth.  The seeds are picked up by birds and deposited in new locations helping to spread the plant.

Go Red Sox!!  First World Series game 13 - 1 Boston Red Sox

Algonquin Sports Schedule October 25, 2007

 Boys

JV

Soccer

@

Marlborough High School

 

3:30pm

 Boys

Freshman

Soccer

VS

Marlborough High School

Algonquin

3:30pm

 Girls

JV

Soccer

@

Marlborough High School

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Freshman

Soccer

VS

Marlborough High School

Algonquin

3:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Soccer

VS

Marlborough High School

Algonquin

5:00pm

 Girls

JV

Volleyball

VS

Westboro High School

Algonquin

6:30pm

 Girls

Freshman

Volleyball

VS

Westboro High School

Algonquin

6:30pm

 Boys

Varsity

Soccer

VS

Marlborough High School

Algonquin

7:00pm

 Girls

Varsity

Volleyball

VS

Westboro High School

Algonquin

7:30pm

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 25, 2007

Boys

Varsity

Cross Country

@

CAL CHAMPIONSHIPS @ COGGSHALL IN FITCHBURG

 

3:00pm

 Boys

Freshman

Football

VS

Montachustt Regvochs

 

3:30pm

 Boys

Varsity

Soccer

@

Greater Lowell Tech HS Click for directions

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Volleyball

VS

Hudson Catholic HS

Gym

4:00pm

 Girls

Varsity

Volleyball

VS

Hudson Catholic HS

Gym

5:00pm

Preplan for Disasters

October 24, 2007 - by Linda Hubley.

The scene on the television is intense. People are running out of their homes with only a few possessions as police and firefighters race through the neighborhood evacuating the residents. Flames roar up the hillsides toward the homes. In minutes some residents watch their life’s belongings going up not just in smoke but in vicious flames that level everything they ever owned. People are tenting, sleeping and sitting around at the Qualcomm Stadium awaiting word on when they can go back to their homes or to hear the status of their homes. People are holding on to their pets, horses and livestock are in makeshift corrals.

In a moment’s notice would you be prepared to evacuate? What would you take? Where would you go? Do you have a plan in place? If not, you might just want to take that extra step toward preparedness for one never knows when some natural or man-made event may cause you and your family to leave behind your home and your possessions.

It has been said that Massachusetts is one of the safest areas to be for Natural Disasters. With its water, green grasses and large forested areas our terrain does not lend itself to the extent of the tragic losses that we are seeing in California. We do still get our share of wildfires or brushfires. Our area is also prey to tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, severe thunderstorms, blizzards, hazardous materials incidents, power outages and more.

In recent weeks we have watched La Jolla, California residents have to evacuate from a landslide that affected over one hundred homes. This past weekend, New Orleans was hit with about ten inches of rain causing flooding and damage to newly rebuilt homes. Tornadoes wrecked havoc from Pensacola, Florida to Michigan. This week we are witness to the major wildfires in Southern California that has caused the largest evacuation of residents since the American Civil War. Nearly a million people have been evacuated. With the exceptions of floods, New Englanders have not seen major upheavals in evacuation or emergency disaster operations in a long time. That doesn’t mean it won’t happen and we should be prepared.

So how do you prepare? First step is developing a plan. Make sure that the plan includes emergency numbers out of the area. (When disaster strikes, many times cell phones and the phone lines locally to the disaster will go down and only long distance calls can be handled). Make sure that you have copies or the originals of home owners insurance and other important papers. Have extra medication or your prescriptions readily available. Flashlight, portable radio, batteries, first aid kit, cash or checks (ATMs and banks may be closed due to catastrophe or power outages), three days supply of water and food (food should be non-perishable and have a manual can-opener on hand). For more information on preparedness for you and your family check www.southboroughfire.org       www.redcross.org      www.ready.gov  

Now that you have prepared for you and your family, what about your pet (s)? We saw what happened during Hurricane Katrina. People did not want to leave their pets behind and therefore they did not seek shelter thereby endangering themselves and rescuers. Some that stayed behind died. Other residents that thought they would be back in a day or two left their pets behind only to have them drown or die from starvation. In 2006, President Bush signed a law into affect that all cities and towns across the nation had to have a plan in place for pets or jeopardize grants and funding. Southborough has been lucky in that it has had a group of dedicated volunteers since 2003. This group did extensive research on various pet emergency disaster plans around the country. Pulling plans from California, Colorado, Texas, Florida, North Carolina and New Hampshire the Southborough Animal Disaster Preparedness committee developed a plan for pets that was officially accepted by the Southborough Local Emergency Planning Committee earlier this year.

The basis of the plan though is through public education explain how necessary it is to have a plan for your pet(s) in place ahead of a disaster. Most people shelters will not accept animals. The SADP committee has a website www.southboroughanimaldisasterpreparedness.org that lists various hotels and information on how to put a pet kit together. Several members have become active in SMART (State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team) http://www.smart-mass.org/ Members of the SADP will be getting CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) this fall/winter. They are looking for more volunteers to help out in case there is an emergency within town. SADP would like to train people in pet sheltering and rescue. It is a commitment to get trained but well worth it.

Southborough Resident Wins Red Sox World Series Tickets

Go Boston Red Sox!!

Click here for winning video by Dan Mattioli

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ANNOUNCES THREE WINNERS OF ACTOBER.COM CONTEST

Three Creators of Winning MLB Videos Receive Tickets to Game Three of 2007 World Series in Colorado.

Major League Baseball today announced the three winners of its actober.com contest, each of whom will receive an all expenses paid trip for two to Game Three of the 2007 World Series in Denver. After several rounds of competition, the three winners, Dan Mattioli (Los Angeles, California), Jake Bern (Oakland and Los Angeles, California) and Peter Tipold from (Nottawa, Ontario, Canada), were decided by an online vote. The competition launched in July at the 2007 All-Star Game.

“MLB fans have a passion for Baseball that transcends the playing field. Our fans mark time in their personal lives by Baseball events, particularly postseason Baseball events.” said Tim Brosnan, Executive Vice President, Business, Major League Baseball. "Congratulations to our three actober.com winners – your work is now a part of our historic postseason archives.” 

“The Sox and Me,” the actober video created by Dan Mattioli (with help from friend Bobby Goldstein), chronicles Dan’s ups and downs from 1986 until 2004 with his life events occurring in parallel with the struggles and successes of the Boston Red Sox. Dan is also haunted by being constantly beaten by his close friend Bobby, who is a die-hard Yankees fan. As the years pass, Dan’s life improves as the Red Sox “curse” in 1986 eventually gave way to their historic comeback to capture the 2004 ALCS and World Series, thus allowing Dan to land a great job and a nice car.

Jake Bern’s actober video, “Ultimate Trailer,” plays off Derek Jeter's “hot potato” relay flip that nailed Jeremy Giambi at home plate in Game Three of the Yankees' 2001 American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics. The video is a trailer for the fictional upcoming “Potato Man” feature film, which pits Jeter against the Athletics in a winner-takes-all death match of hot potato.

Peter Tipold’s actober video “The Right Call” revisits the controversial call at first base in Game 6 of the 1985 World Series. The video explains how umpire Don Denkinger actually got the call right, since a Kansas City Royals fan threw an ashtray onto first base, and thus Todd Worrell technically didn’t touch the bag (only the ashtray), and the runner, Jorge Orta, really was safe after all.

“The results of this inaugural user-generated film festival of sorts exceeded all expectations,” said Dinn Mann, Executive Vice President, Content, Editor-in-Chief, MLB Advanced Media. “Fans worldwide and celebrities alike embraced this platform and generated unforgettable material about the games and teams they clearly cherish. This was one important step in our continuing development of creative, effective social networking vehicles on MLB.com."


Powered by MLB.com in partnership with social media solution provider Reality Digital™, actober.com provided fans unprecedented access to the largest online archive of MLB footage in the world. The actober.com concept was created by McCann-Erickson. Fans chose from more than 60 clips of historical postseason baseball footage, and, combined with their own experiences, insight and creativity, created short films on the subject of postseason baseball. Since its launch at the All-Star Game in July, actober.com has received more than three million page views. Several celebrities created their own actober.com moments, including James Caan, Jeff Probst, Larry Miller, Ellen Pompeo and TBS broadcaster Chip Caray.

Waiting for the fish to come down river

October 24, 2007 - This Great Blue Heron stalks any potential fish that chooses to swim by his rock platform on the Sudbury River at the Route 85 bridge yesterday.

 Love to Kayak?

October 24, 2007  -Then buy a raffle ticket for a beautiful handcrafted wood-core fiberglass composite kayak from the SuAsCo   Watershed Community Council.  The council helps to protect the natural resources of the SuAsCo Watershed, helps to restore water quality and flow, coordinates land use and water resource planning across community boundaries, encourages stewardship of the recreational and historic character of the watershed, fosters cooperation among divergent interest groups, promotes education on watershed challenges, assets and opportunities and channels financial and technical assistance to creatively solve identified problems within the watershed.  SuAsCo has assisted the Town of Southborough with formulating the Stormwater Management plan.  The SuAsCo watershed is made up of the three rivers, The Sudbury River, Assabet River and the Concord River.  For more information on the SuAsCo or for information on purchasing a raffle ticket please call: Nancy Bryant, Executive Director at 978-461-0735 or check their website at www.suasco.org

Click here for the 2007 River Visions Conference flyer  The Kayak will be drawn at the conference.

Don't Let Depression Go Too Far..

Southborough Youth & Family Services offers an on-line, self-administered, anonymous depression questionnaire. This screening, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, can help identify depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. Results and feedback are immediate.

If you so choose, you may print out your results and share them with Southborough Youth & Family Services through our trained clinical mental health professionals and discuss the options for you or your loved one.

We are located at 42 Central Street, across from the Fay Memorial Field and are available for appointments by calling 508-481-4576. After leaving a call back number for one of our clinicians, we will arrange a time to meet and discuss your results.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire and if we may assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to call.

Our clinicians are Laurie Sugarman-Whittier, licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Elizabeth Boyajian, Licensed Mental Health counselor, and Sarah Davis, Counseling Psychology intern.  If you would like to take the online test click this link for the Town of Southborough webpage with the test.

Click the banner above to take you to the Town Website to see all the drafts for the Master Plan update.  This is your town, our town so take a part in it.

 

SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT
DAILY LOG



Tuesday 10/16/07

08:26 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ TURNPIKE RD
A29 FF AMENDOLA FF NEAL
C30 FF ROACH

10:30 SCHOOL FIRE DRILL COMMON ST
A29 FF AMENDOLA FF NEAL
C27 CAPT MAURO
E23 LT DANO FF ROACH

11:16 INVESTIGATION OVERLOOK DR
E21 FF AMENDOLA FF NEAL
E23 LT DANO FF ROACH

12:30 LICENSE RENEWAL INSPECTIONS TURNPIKE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:00 FIRE SAFETY PROGRAM EAST MAIN ST
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:45 RESIDENTIAL SPRINKLER INSPEC. MEETING HOUSE LN
C27 CAPT MAURO

15:15 RESIDENTIAL SPRINKLER INSPEC. MEETING HOUSE LN
C27 CAPT MAURO

15:51 TRAINING - FIRE MAIN ST IN-SERVICE TRAINING, FOAM INDUCTOR
HQ1 LT DANO FF AMENDOLA FF NEAL FF ROACH

15:53 TRAINING - FIRE MAIN ST IN-SERVICE TRAINING, ADVANCING HOSELINES.
HQ1 LT DANO FF NEAL FF LISTER FF ROACH

16:01 TRAINING - FIRE IN-SERVICE TRINING, BUILDING WALK THROUGH 153 NORTHBORO RD
HQ1 LT DANO FF NEAL FF AMENDOLA FF ROACH

20:34 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/IN MAIN ST
A29 FF ROACH FF PIERCE FF NEAL     
More Fire Log

 

Falconi Shell has been supporting boys soccer Boosters at Algonquin for the third year in a row!  Every Thursday during this soccer season, they donate 1cent per gallon of gas sold.  The money has gone toward costs for the end of the season banquet, and expenses not covered by the athletic budget such as coach’s training and special equipment.

 

Old Mill Remnants

October 24, 2007 - An old foundation from the Cordaville Mills still stands as a fortress amid the growing reforestation near the MBTA lot.

Algonquin Sports Schedule October 24, 2007

Girls

Varsity

Field Hockey

@

Marlborough High School

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Freshman

Field Hockey

VS

Marlborough High School

Algonquin

3:30pm

 Girls

Freshman

Volleyball

@

Milford High School Click for directions

 

3:30pm

 Girls

JV

Field Hockey

@

Marlborough High School

 

5:00pm

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 24, 2007

 Girls

Varsity

Field Hockey

@

Bromfield School

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Soccer

@

Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions

 

3:30pm

Catching the last of the Colors

October 23, 2007 - Vibrant colors reflect back in the water near the balance rock off White Bagley Road.

Pancake Breakfast

Join St. Anne's Church and St. Matthew's Church for their fundraiser to send the Youth Ministry back to the South to help rebuild homes for Hurricane Katrina survivors.

Sunday October 28, 2007

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

                                                 St. Anne's Parish Hall

                                                   $5.00 per person

Going for First Down

October 23, 2007 - Number 9, Graham Turner carries the ball for Algonquin JV football at yesterdays' game against Doherty High School.

Algonquin Sports Schedule October 23, 2007

Boys

Freshman

Soccer

@

St. Johns H.S.

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Freshman

Field Hockey

VS

St. Bernards Central

Algonquin

3:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Soccer

@

Milford High School Click for directions

 

3:45pm

 Girls

JV

Soccer

@

Milford High School Click for directions

 

3:45pm

 Boys

Varsity

Soccer

VS

Milford High School

Algonquin

3:45pm

 Boys

JV

Soccer

VS

Milford High School

Algonquin

3:45pm

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 23, 2007

Boys

Varsity

Cross Country

VS

Blackstonevalleyregtechhs

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Soccer

VS

Tri-County Reg Tech HS

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Field Hockey

@

Maynard High School Click for directions

 

3:30pm

 Girls

JV

Volleyball

@

Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions

 

4:00pm

 Girls

Varsity

Volleyball

@

Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions

 

4:30pm

 

Halloween festivities coming up

October 28, 2007 - Southborough Firefighters Association will be hosting their Annual Children's parade  with a line up at 4pm in front of Mauro's Market. Treats and costume judging follows at the Southborough Fire Station.

October 31, 2007 - Come to the Southborough Library for trick or treats and face painting.

October 31, 2007 - Seniors come to the Southborough Senior Center @ Noon, $5.00 RSVP Halloween Party

October 26, 2007 - Southborough Youth and Family Services is sponsoring a Halloween Party at the Finn School Cafeteria from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, crafts, games, treats, face Painting. Costumes are encouraged.  $5.00 per child or $15.00 family max.  For children 12 and under

October 26 & 27, 2007 - Check out the awesome Haunted Hayride at the Norfolk County Agricultural High School.  Take a hay ride through the fields and forests and see all the great exhibits and haunted displays.
 

Senior Center Weekly Schedule

Monday  22

Tuesday 23

Wednesday  24

Thursday 25

Friday 26

8:30 AM Health clinic

9:00 AM Walking Group

 

No Health Clinic

10:00 AM Mahjongg Independent

 

11:00 AM Senior Singers

9:30 AM Painting

9:30 AM Mah Jongg

 

9:30 AM Cribbage

12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 PM Lunch

10:00 AM Creative Writers

11:00 AM Chair Exercise

10:00 AM Belly Dancing

12:30 PM Pitch

12:00 PM widget  Modern Veins 12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 Lunch

12:00 PM Monday Blue Plate Special/lunch

1:00 PM Bridge

2:00 PM Fitness

 

 
12:30 PM Spanish 1:00 PM water Aerobics  

1:00 PM Bridge

1:00 PM Water Aerobics
1:00 PM Book Club        
2:00 PM Fitness        

Algonquin Sports Schedule October 22, 2007

Boys

JV

Football

VS

Doherty Memorial High School

 

3:30pm

 Boys

Freshman

Football

@

**Cancelled - Doherty Memorial High School

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Varsity

Field Hockey

@

Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions

 

3:30pm

 Girls

Freshman

Volleyball

VS

Ashland High School

Algonquin

3:30pm

 Girls

JV

Volleyball

@

Shrewsbury High School

 

3:45pm

 Boys

Freshman

Soccer

VS

**Cancelled - Wachusett Regional H.S.

Algonquin

4:00pm

 Girls

Freshman

Soccer

VS

**Cancelled - Wachusett Regional H.S.

Algonquin

4:00pm

 Girls

JV

Field Hockey

@

Nashoba Regional H.S. Click for directions

 

5:00pm

 Girls

Varsity

Volleyball

@

Shrewsbury High School

 

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule October 22, 2007

Boys

Varsity

Soccer

VS

Blackstonevalleyregtechhs

 

3:30pm

 Boys

JV

Football

@

Murdock High School Click for directions

Southborough Library Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10:30 AM  Story Hour

4 - 5 year olds

 

1:00 PM Book Group @ Senior Center

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

Sign up begins for Session 2 Storytimes

Southborough meetings

October 22, 2007 - October 26, 2007

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Master Plan Steering Committee

Cancelled

Planning Board agenda

10/22

7:00 PM

Hearing Room Town House

SHOPC  agenda

10/22

5:30 PM

Hearing Room Town House

Personnel board

10/23

6:45 PM

Town Administration office

Public Works Planning Board

10/24

7:00 PM

Conference room DPW

Zoning Board of Appeals

10/26

7:30 PM

Hearing Room Town House

Seagulls

October 22, 2007 - Seagulls land on a sandbar at the Sudbury Reservoir.  The foliage clad hill over the railroad track is toward the Fayville section of Town.

FALL SAFETY TIPS

 

HEATING EQUIPMENT SAFETY

 

OIL BURNERS

Many homes are heated by equipment using oil as a fuel. Oil is an efficient way to heat a home. Oil can also be used to heat domestic hot water.

Oil burning equipment should be maintained on a regular basis by qualified oil burner technicians.

The following are some safety tips regarding oil heat:

        Have the burners serviced at regular intervals - AT LEAST once a year

        Never store flammable materials within five feet of oil burners

        Inspect oil lines at regular intervals for leaks

        Locate your emergency shut off switch. This is usually located near the cellar door or in a room that does not contain the oil burner.

        Have the chimney inspected and serviced at regular intervals - at least once a year.

In the event that you ever discover smoke in your cellar, turn off the Oil Burner Emergency switch if it is safe to do so, leave the house and call 9-1-1 from a neighbor’s house.

Massachusetts General Laws require that all oil burner installations shall be done by persons possessing a valid Certificate as an Oil Burner Technician. Permits are also required from the Fire Department prior to any oil burner or oil tank installation. To ensure your safety, make sure that only competent oil burner technicians maintain and install your oil burning systems.

NATURAL GAS/PROPANE

Natural gas and propane installations are regulated by the Plumbing and Gas Inspector (508) 485-0710 extension 3018.

The following are safety tips regarding natural gas and propane installations:

        Have the burners serviced at regular intervals - at least once a year

        Never store flammable materials within five feet of the units

        Locate your emergency shut off switch. This is usually located near the cellar door or in a room that does not contain the oil burner.

        Have the chimney inspected and serviced at regular intervals - at least once a year.

WARNING: IN THE EVENT THAT YOU SMELL GAS INSIDE YOUR HOME, LEAVE IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT TURN LIGHTS ON OR OFF, OR USE THE TELEPHONE – THEY CAN CAUSE A SPARK WHICH CAN CAUSE A GAS EXPLOSION

WOOD BURNING and PELLET STOVES

Has to be installed in accordance with manufacturer's specifications.  A permit is required by the Building Inspector

DO NOT place combustibles, including wood, within 3' of the stove

  Have the chimney inspected and serviced at regular intervals - at least once a year.

 

SMOKE DETECTOR TEST & BATTERY  CHANGE

 

On the first Sunday of November we change our clocks BACK one hour to Standard Time. 

When you change your clock back, you are reminded to change your Smoke Detector Batteries.

Also, your smoke detectors should be tested on a weekly basis.

Properly operating and maintained smoke detectors are your eyes, ears and nose when you are sleeping.  Please make sure that they are working properly at all times!

Join us for our 3rd Annual Holiday Boutique!

 

Long known for their warm and friendly house parties, The Southborough Crafters and Artisan’s Guild, will host their 3rd Annual Holiday Boutique at the Cordaville Hall, Rt. 85, Southborough (across from Woodward School) on Nov. 3 and 4, 2007, from 9 am to 3 pm.

Come find those special hand-crafted items for your gift list - or for yourself!  This year the diverse collection of unique and beautiful things offered include pottery, jewelry, stationery, personalized name frames, calligraphy, gift boxes and baskets, doll clothes, and more.