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November 18, 2007 to  November 24, 2007

Last ARHS Game

November 23, 2007 - Senior Mike Hurst heads off field during yesterdays ARHS football game against Westborough. Unfortunately Westborough won the game 18 - 0.

Grand Entrance

November 23, 2007 - ARHS cheerleaders form the entrance line as the 2007 ARHS football players come onto the field as a team when introduced.

Scenes from the First Annual Gobble Wobble Race

November 23, 2007 -Gobble Wobble Walkers

November 23, 2007 - The finish line.

November 23, 2007 - First female runner completes the course.

November 23, 2007 - The first and second place male runners approach the last of the run.

From the Senior Center

Happy Thanksgiving

Drive Safely

Classic Calligraphy

Get a jump on holiday shopping. Buy an unusual personal item from Classic Calligraphy. Many subjects to choose from. There are quotes and sayings for Southborough, Massachusetts, New England, pets, home, sports, family, friends, children, pets, places and things, love and marriage, songs and more. Serious, funny, humorous, and inspirational these beautifully handcrafted prints can be given to friends, family, teachers, coaches and for all occasions. Owner and crafter Sandy Kiess created Classic Calligraphy in 1985 after years of doing Calligraphy as a hobby. The prints come in an assortment of sizes from the 4” X 4” Nugget to 11” X 14” prints. You may purchase the prints double matted or matted and framed. Click Classic Calligraphy to enter the website and give Sandy a call at 1-888-758-9328.

          

Wobble Gobble

November 22, 2007 - On a very foggy morning the first annual Wobble Gobble race took place to benefit the Southborough Recreation Department.  Officials were surprised at the large turnout for this first of many future annual race.

November 22, 2007 - more photos will be up on a separate page later this week.

Algonquin VS Westborough

November 22, 2007 - Above photo. First Quarter kick return.  Below - headed downfield.

Join the Southborough Girl Scouts, Brownies and Daisys at the Tree Lighting ceremony at the Southborough Community House, Main Street, Southborough. November 30, 2007 at 7:00 PM
Hopkinton State Park

November 22, 2007 - A view from Hopkinton State park.  Check out Naturally Southborough for more information on local places to hike and picnic or cross country ski or snowmobile.

Snow Pumpkins

November 21, 2007 - Pumpkins sit snow covered in the garden.

Join the Southborough Girl Scouts, Brownies and Daisys at the Tree Lighting ceremony at the Southborough Community House, Main Street, Southborough. November 30, 2007 at 7:00 PM

Sudbury Valley Trustees Lecture Series

“The Wild Within”

Thursday, November 29: 7:30PM

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Please join Sudbury Valley Trustees and guest speakers Paul Rezendes and Daniel Kilpatrick as we begin our series “Nature in our Lives and Imaginations.” Do you think human beings are disconnected from the natural world and from each other? What are the consequences? Paul and Dan invite your active participation in examining these questions and exploring the possibility of wholeness in a fragmented world. Paul Rezendes is a photographer, naturalist and author of Tracking and the Art of Seeing and other books. Daniel Kilpatrick, PhD., is Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology at UMass Medical Center. $5-members; $10-nonmembers. Space is limited and registration required. 978-443-5588.

Further information on other outings and SVT properties are available on SVT’s website at www.sudburyvalleytrustees.org.

Coffee and Desserts

November 21, 2007 - Volunteers sell coffee, tea, soft drinks and desserts at last Saturday's Steeple Coffeehouse performance by the Nields.  The Steeple Coffeehouse is located at the Pilgrim Church on Common Street, Southborough.  The non-profit all-volunteer Steeple Coffeehouse contributes to Pilgrim Church's Outreach Program and the proceeds are donated to various local and regional charities such as All Our Children Campaign, Assabet Vallley Pastoral Counseling, Abby's House, Southborough Food Pantry, Walk for Hunger, Rhett Syndrome Foundation, The Brain Tumor Society, The Heifer Project and many more.   This is the Steeple Coffeehouses 12th year.  For more information click Steeple Coffeehouse.

LRH Music and Productions presents an evening with singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson who will perform at the Steeple Coffeehouse on December 8.

In the spring of 2000 a twenty-two year old Hutchinson completed her BA in Creative Writing, quit her long time job on an organic vegetable farm in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, and hit the road. She went on to win awards at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest and the Telluride Troubadour Songwriter's Showcase in Colorado, as well as The Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in North Carolina, all in the course of a year. The following spring her self released album "Against the Grey" was nominated for a Boston Music Award for "Best Debut Singer-Songwriter Album of the Year."

Part young farm kid, part old poet, Performing Songwriter calls Meg, "...A master of introspective ballads filled with understated yearning and an exquisite sense of metaphor." Her songs are characterized by an unselfconscious optimism, a love of language and a fascination with the workings of the human heart. Among her major influences she is quick to mention Mary Oliver and Garrison Keillor.

Hutchinson is currently living in Boston and completing her fourth album "The Crossing" with producer Crit Harmon.

For more information visit her web site at www.meghutchinson.com 

Project Smile Anniversary Celebration Great Success
 

Over 75 people joined Project Smile on October 11 to celebrate the organization's 4th anniversary. Held at the Sheraton Hotel in Milford, the event featured the debut of the 2008 fundraiser calendar, tremendous silent auction, live jazz music, food, drinks and a raffle.

The event raised over $5,000 for Project Smile.

Among the special guests were Representative John Fernandes and Miss Massachusetts. The event was attended by police officers, fire fighters, local business leaders and other friends and supporters of Project Smile.

Among the silent auction items was a Panasonic 42 inch plasma television, Celtics tickets, Bruins, Revolution, Red Sox and Patriots memorabilia, tickets to the  Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as gift certificates for fishing trips, restaurants, golf, jewelry and much more.
 

"This was a terrific event," said Catherine Pisacane, Project Smile's executive director. "I'd like to thank everyone who helped sponsor the event, donated items for our silent auction and for everyone who attended. This event wouldn't have happened without all the support that we received and I am really grateful for the effort that everyone made."

    The Anniversary Celebration has become Project Smile's signature annual event and is their largest fundraising event.

Over 800 Attend Annual Halloween and Child Safety Extravaganza

Over 800 children and parents attended Project Smile's 3rd annual Halloween and Child Safety Extravaganza, held in Worcester on Saturday, October 27. The event featured pumpkin decorating, candy, food, live music, dance performances, professional photographer (Visions by Baker), games and activities as well as valuable safety information from many public safety groups.

The event was held at the warehouse of Paul Davis Restoration, the event's presenting sponsor. The event was also supported by local businesses including Sam's Club, AAA, Wal- Mart, Patriot Financial, Flagship Bank, DCU, BayState Savings Bank, Herlihy Insurance and others. Polar Beverage and Restaurant 99 donated drinks and food for the event. Volunteers from U-Mass Lowell and the organization People to People did a great job helping out. 

During the event, children were given complete child ID kits from the CHIPS program, interacted with police officers and police search dogs, met fire fighters and had a tour of the Worcester Fire scuba truck, and received lots of safety information from all participants.
 

"This event has grown remarkably since we started a few years ago," said Ms. Pisacane. "It is always wonderful to see so many happy children all dressed up in their Halloween costumes with their parents. Our goal has always been to offer an affordable and fun day for local children as well as a great learning opportunity. I'm looking forward to seeing our event get even bigger and I'd like to thank everyone who helped make it such a success."

Participants included the Mass. State Police, Worcester Police, Worcester Fire, Worcester County Sheriff's Office, the Mass Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Red Cross, The Injury Free Coalition for Kids, the CHIPS program, Worcester Sharks mascot, Miss Massachusetts, McDonald's, Sterling Music Exchange, and the Boys/Girls Club.

SAVE THE DATE: Next year's event has already been scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2008!  

 

2008 Calendars Are Now Available!

Northborough Southborough Pop Warner notes

EQUIPMENT TURN-IN AND PAPERWORK HAND BACK
for
N/S Pop Warner Football Players and Cheerleaders

Tuesday, November 27
Melican School Cafeteria

Jr. Peewee (D), Mitey Mites (E) and Tiny Mites (F) teams: 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Jr. Midget (B) and Peewee (C) teams: 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Midget (A) Team (Equipment Turn In Only): 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Football
Helmet * Shoulder Pads * Black Game Jersey * White Game Jersey * Maroon Game Pants
White Practice Pants * Girdle * Tail Pad, Knee Pads (2), Hip Pads (2), Thigh Pads (2) * Belt

Black Football Game Jerseys available for purchase (:$10) when you turn in your equipment.

Cheer
Skirt * Vest * Warm ups (jacket and pants) * Cheer Bag * Pom Poms (E Team)
(if you don't want the briefs or midriffs please bring them)

*2008 REGISTRATION - We will be conducting registration signups for the 2008 fall season on Thanksgiving*                          9:00 am *- 10:00 am at Algonquin Regional High School. There is a $50 early registration discount when registering prior to March 1, 2008!

*BANQUET - The banquet will be held at Indian Meadows on Sunday, January 20th from 9:30 - 12:00. Due to needing a head count up front, we strongly discourage walk-ins. You may pre-register for the banquet at the Equipment Turn In Night (see Kathy Halloran) at the registration table or you may mail/drop off the Banquet Signup form.

SPRING FOOTBALL WEIGH-INS - The spring football weigh-ins will be on Saturdays March 15th and April 12th.

Click www.nseagles.com for more information

Early Snowfall

November 20, 2007 - A surprise snowfall has arrived in Southborough this morning.  As I update the website, I thought of all those readers from the southern states (many in Florida) and from the Southwest.   Originally a winter weather advisory was issued for Berkshire County has now been extended as far east as Worcester County.

So Close

November 20, 2007 - The Algonquin Regional Freshmen football team tangled with Westborough Rangers yesterday.  ARHS was defeated 13 to 12.  The Varsity football game will take place at 10:15 AM at Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough Thursday. Below, Number 5 Brett Sexton brings the football over to score.

Southborough News passed two major milestones

November 20, 2007 - This past weekend. The 25th week was archived and we received our 15,000th visitor to celebrate the sixth month anniversary of the Southborough News. When the Southborough News started back in May of 2007, we had about 500 people total that month take a look at the site. We are now averaging over 1,000 people per week!! A big thank you to all of our readers and especially to our advertisers that have made all of this possible. For those that have just discovered the Southborough News, welcome. The News is set up chronologically with the current week on the first page, last week on page 2 and you can locate all previous weeks on the archive page by clicking the week (Sunday thru Saturday since May 16, 2007). We also have pages dedicated to the Police, Fire, Seniors, Veterans, and outdoor activities. We have tabs that can take you direct to the Southborough Recreation, Southborough Town House or Arts center. There is a tab that links all the community organizations that have websites in town. If I’ve missed one, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list. For your convenience there are a number of tabs that take you to the local and national news media, dictionary for school help, transportation, local weather and more.

From the emails and phone calls I have received, there are many residents and former residents that have waited a long time for something like this to come along. The Southborough News has now received hits from every state in the USA and fourteen countries. Many of the out of town emails I have received are from former residents or relatives that still have family in town. They have all appreciated the chance to “stay in touch” with the goings on of Southborough.

Everyone is welcome to share your favorite vacation photo, or post a notice for a yard sale, missing pet, etc. or if you are a youth group, sporting organization, church group etc. you can send along notices to be posted of bake sales, car washes, meeting notices, team or group photos or write up an article about the groups special trip hiking a mountain, a scout that has attained Eagle status or anything that you think is important that should be shared with the Southborough community. If I’ve missed taking photos of your event you are welcome to send a photo in to editor@southboroughnews.com

The Southborough News depends on it’s advertisers. So please check out their ads and websites or business card. If you have a business you would like advertised please contact Linda at editor@southboroughnews.com or call 508-328-3966. There are two levels of advertising, the premier ads are blocks of ads rotated throughout the pages with direct links back to your website. The business card page has your business card listed but no links back. As Southborough News is linked with www.hopnews.com we provide you with a larger reading audience than just Southborough. If you are moving and have household furniture and appliances for sale, a vehicle for sale or other items you can use our free classified section. If you want to highlight that item with a photo on the front two pages of Southborough News you may do that for an additional $15.00.

Once again a big thank you to all who read and check out the Southborough News!!

Cold day for Pie Sales

November 20, 2007 - Members of the First Community Church of Southborough stand outside of Mauro's Village Cafe, early Saturday morning selling pies.  They are also selling cookbooks with very delicious recipes from church members and friends. You can contact the church to purchase these recipe books.  www.firstcommunitychurch.com

Northborough-Southborough Youth Lacrosse , Lacrosse

Northborough Southborough Youth Lacrosse 2008 registration

Returning  players and siblings online pre-registration will end November 27, 2007.  All new players will register December 4, 2007 at ARHS cafeteria from 6 to 8 PM.  www.nsyla.org

Algonquin Regional High School

Financial Aid Night

November 29, 2007      7:00 PM      Cafeteria

Spring '08 Soccer Registration.

Once again it is time to register for Spring soccer!  On-Line Registrations will be taken beginning October 20th, ending November 21st, 2007

Any travel team U9 through U14 registrations completed after November 21st, 2007 will be accepted only if space is available and will be subject to a $25 non-refundable late fee.  There is no late fee for K thru U8.  Teams will be formed based on the number of players registered on this date. Age groups will close as teams are filled. There is no guarantee of space on a travel team after the late date.   Follow this Registration  information link for fees and information.

You can only register on line. Follow the Registration  link for instructions, fees information and links to register on line.  If you are ready to register click Register Now

SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT
DAILY LOG


Tuesday 11/13/07

07:30 HAZARDOUS CONDITION, OTHER. DEERFOOT RD
C20 CHIEF MAURO
E22 LT PELTIER FF ASPESI

08:00 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR MEETING HOUSE LN
C3 CAPT MAURO

09:30 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION TURNPIKE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

09:46 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD and CRYSTAL POND RD
A29 FF FRANKS FF PIERCE
C27 CAPT MAURO
E23 LT PELTIER FF AMENDOLA

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE LOVERS LN
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE WOODLAND RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:30 26F REINSPECTION DEERFOOT RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:38 TRAINING - FIRE MAIN ST
HQ3 LT PELTIER FF FRANKS FF PIERCE FF AMENDOLA

15:00 OIL BURNER OREGON RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

15:30 TRAINING - EMS MAIN ST IV THERAPY / AND FLUID BOULSES / REVIEW OF NEW DRUG BAGS
HQ3 LT PELTIER FF FRANKS FF PIERCE FF AMENDOLA

15:30 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT LEONARD DR
C27 CAPT MAURO

16:00 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ WOODBURY RD
A29 FF FRANKS FF PIERCE
C30 FF AMENDOLA

17:05 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ RIVER ST
A28 LT PELTIER FF AMENDOLA
C20 CHIEF MAURO
C27 CAPT MAURO

18:09 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES OAK HILL RD
A28 LT PELTIER FF AMENDOLA
A29 FF FRANKS FF LISTER
E23 FF PIERCE

21:50 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ NEWTON ST
A29 FF FRANKS FF PIERCE
C30 LT PELTIER


Wednesday 11/14/07

08:00 COMMERCIAL INSPECTION TURNPIKE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

08:14 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT TURNPIKE RD
A29 FF SHANAHAN FF WILLS
E23 CAPT HUBLEY FF ASPESI

09:04 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ PRENTISS ST
A29 FF WILLS FF ASPESI
C30 FF SHANAHAN

09:30 PLAN REVIEW MEETING TURNPIKE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

09:58 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ CHESTNUT HILL RD
A28 CAPT HUBLEY FF SHANAHAN

10:30 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR BRYDEN RD
C3 CAPT MAURO

14:00 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT VALLEY RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

20:48 HAZARDOUS CONDITION, OTHER. TURNPIKE RD
C30 FF WILLS
E23 CAPT HUBLEY FF ASPESI EMT GLECKEL

Cold and windy days

November 19, 2007 - Strong breezes pushed the top of the reservoir into waves this weekend.

On Thursday, November 29th, Rep. Stephen LeDuc will be holding office hours for the town of Southborough. Please join the Representative at Mauro's Village Cafe, 2 Main Street, Southborough, from 11:00 AM to noon. Citizens are encouraged to share their concerns or questions regarding thecommunity, or simply to introduce themselves to their Representative. Appointments are not necessary. Anyone who is unable to attend can always contact the Representative in Boston at 617-722-2230, or at his District office in Marlborough at 508-481-2141.

Southborough meetings

November 19, 2007 - November 23, 2007

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Advisory Committee

11/19

7:00 PM

Upper Hall, Cordaville House

ARHS Building Committee

11/19

5:00  PM

Principal's Conference Room ARHS

Master Plan Committee

11/19

6:30 PM

Hearing Room Town House

Recreation Commission

11/19

6:45 PM

Arts Center Highland Street

Board of Selectmen  agenda

11/20

6:00 PM

Hearing Room Town House

Assabet Valley Reg. Voc Tech 11/20 7:00 PM Conference Room Assabet Valley Reg
Municipal Facilities Committee 11/20 6:30 PM Memorial Hall, Fire Station
NorthboroSouthboro regional school committee 11/20 7:00 PM Library, ARHS

Southborough Fire

November 19, 2007 - Firefighter Aspesi washes engine 22.  For more information on the Southborough Fire Department seasonal safety tips, news, information about the fire department and its emergency services plus what to do in a disaster or emergency and what you should have on hand in your home, car or office check out www.southboroughfire.org

Senior Center Weekly Schedule

Monday 19

Tuesday 20

Wednesday  21

Thursday 22

Friday 23

8:30 AM Health clinic

8:30  AM Walking Group

  Happy Thanksgiving

 

9:30 AM Cribbage

11:00 AM Senior Singers

10:00 AM Pool

 

 

12:00 PM Lunch

11:30 AM Lunch

 

 

 

1:00 PM Book Club

12:15 PM Pitch

12:00 PM Lunch  

 

2:00 PM Fitness

1:00 PM scrabble

2:00 PM Fitness

 

 
  1:00 PM water Aerobics  

 

 
         

Algonquin Sports Schedule November 19 2007

Boys Freshman Football @ Westboro High School   3:00pm

Assabet Valley Voke Tech  Schedule November 19, 2007

No Sports Scheduled

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)

Ecumenical Thanksgiving

Service

UNITED PARISHES OF SOUTHBOROUGH

 

St. Matthew Church

105 Southville Road

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

7:30 p.m.

 

Join with members of all the Southborough Churches

in giving thanks for our many gifts.

Reception and light refreshments immediately

following in the Parish Hall.

Holiday Shopping

November 19, 2007 - Customers found a variety of items that were for sale at the Holiday Gifts Community House event Saturday.

Library Schedule

Monday 19

Tuesday 20

Wednesday21

Thursday 22

Friday 23 Saturday 24

10:30 AM  Story Hour

4 - 5 year olds

1:00 PM Book Club for Seniors Senior Center

 

 

10:30 AM Story Hour

2 - 3 year olds

6:30 PM book nook for 4 -6 graders "It's a Dog's Life" Pizza and soda

10:30 AM Stories and Crafts for

2 & 5 year olds

Happy Thanksgiving

Every other Saturday

11:00

music and mother goose

Narissa and Katryna Nields

November 18, 2007 - The Nields performed a flawlessly wonderful concert last night to a packed audience at the Steeple Coffeehouse.  Shown is Narissa playing guitar and Katryna singing.  The duo were brought up singing in the family kitchen, in the family car and around the campfire with their dad.  They have been singing together professionally since the 1980's and have released 14 CDs, their latest being Sister Holler.  Several songs were sung from this CD last night including Give Me a Clean Heart, This Train and We'll Plant an Oak.  Interspersed throughout the night were bits of their life growing up as they joked with the crowd.  Sitting in the audience was Southborough resident Dick Upjohn who knew their family when they sang around the campfires in the Adirondacks.  They were all part of the forty-sixer club. (The forty-sixer club is the name given to those that have hiked to the top of all of the mountains 4,000 feet or more in the Adirondacks there are 46 peaks). 

St. Anne/St. Matthew Youth Ministry Pasta Dinner

Saturday, December 1, 2007

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

St. Matthew Parish Center

$5.00 per person  All are welcome

proceeds will benefit St. Anne/St. Matthew Youth Ministry

Early Morning Rollover

November 18, 2007 - Southborough Police and Fire responded to a single vehicle rollover on Route 9 East by Eagle Leasing early this morning.  The occupant of the truck was uninjured but the vehicle needed to be up righted and towed away by Ted's.

 

Southborough Kindergroup Santa Day

Community House

12:00 PM Noon

December 1, 2007

Please join us to share the joys and excitement of this community event.

Visit our Business Card Page.  If you would like to see your business listed here or advertise with our premium option on all pages including the front two with links back to your website, please contact: editor@southboroughnews.com

Southborough Route 9

November 18, 2007 - Night shot from White Bagley Road, across the reservoir to Route 9 businesses.

 Autumn Fair

November 18, 2007 - There was much to look over at yesterdays Autumn Fair held at the Southborough Senior Center to support the Southborough Council on Aging.