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December 16, 2007 to  December 22, 2007

 

**News Flash**

December 22, 2007 - Southborough Firefighters responded to an alarm of fire for a building housing fertilizer and lawn care products on Northboro Road early this afternoon. The Department of Environmental Protection has also been called in.  More details will be forthcoming.

Searching for Food

December 22, 2007 - A warbler searches for food on top of the snow below.

 

   December 22, 2007 - This December marks the 30th year that Annemarie's dance centre has been in existence. Started by Annemarie Fairhurst.  Annemarie has danced since she was ten. At an early age she knew right away what she wanted to do for her career and that was to dance and teach others to dance. She loves dancing and is thrilled to see youngsters taking up dance. After high school graduation, Annemarie worked in a variety of dance studios, worked summer stock in New York and studied under worldwide instructors including instruction under E. Virginia Williams before opening her own studio in her home. Annemarie soon had over 500 students taking dance lessons and outgrew her home. For a short time she rented space at the Pittaway school in Ashland. She has been at 111 Cherry Street for over twenty years. This year Annemarie Dance Centre celebrates its 30th year in business.

     Annemarie Dance Centre offers a wide range of classes. Preschool to seven year olds include Little Ballerinas, Combination Class age 4, Combination Class age 5, Combination Class age 6, Just the Boys ages 4-6 and Get Funky age 7. For the levels 1 aged 8 to advanced aged 16 to adult there is Classical Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern. Adult classes consist of Ballet and tap offered once a week for adults interested in getting their bodies moving. Hip Hop and Modern are available for adults if there is enough interest.  The instructors at Annemarie's Dance Centre are graduates in dance, arts and early childhood education from such institutions such as Emerson College, UMASS Amherst, University of Virginia Charottesville, School of Performing Arts, Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Imperial Academy of Dance, Roger Williams University, Rutgers U/Mason Gross School of Arts and Smith College.  Many have trained throughout the United States for various dance performance companies.

     Annemarie believes in the children starting at a young age to learn dance movements.  She loves working with the younger children and is especially pleased to see them as they move along to their teen years and adulthood and still have the passion to dance. Gift Certificates to Annemarie's Dance Centre would make the perfect gift. Please check out Annemarie’s Dance Centre at http://www.annemariesdance.com

Don't forget to keep an eye on your roof

December 22, 2007 - With the warmup and heavy rains scheduled for tomorrow check your snow and ice on your roof.

December 22, 2007 Algonquin Sports

Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ SHREWSBURY/ST. JOHN`S @SHREWSBURY Shrewsbury 9:00am  
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ SHREWSBURY/ST. JOHN`S @SHREWSBURY Shrewsbury 9:00am  
 Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Auburn High School   6:00pm  
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Norwood High School Foxboro Sports 6:30pm  
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Auburn High School ASR 7:00pm
December 22, 2007 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Lunenburg High School New England 4:50pm
 

Westbounder

December 21, 2007  - An MBTA commuter train blasts it's way west toward Worcester.

Watch those Roofs

Winter hasn’t even started yet, and we have an unusual amount of snow accumulation on the ground and on the roofs of our buildings. The latest National Weather Service forecast calls for:                                        Sunday: Showers likely, mainly after 9am. The rain could be heavy at times. Cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Unfortunately, snow acts as a sponge and absorbs the rain, and can retain thousands of gallons of water on most roofs. Water weighs approximately 8.4 pounds per gallon.  Although roofs are supposed to be designed and built to handle snow loads, as you are well aware, they can suffer catastrophic failure under such excessive loads.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has offered the following information regarding this issue:

         "The anticipated wet snow and heavy rain accompanying the approaching Nor'easter present a threat for roof collapses, as well as localized street and basement flooding around the Commonwealth," stated Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Don Boyce. "If not cleared off of roofs the snow acts as a sponge, absorbing any additional sleet and rain, adding stress to structures. Additionally, MEMA encourages citizens to clear storm drains in their neighborhoods to minimize local flooding problems from this run-off." 

Relatively flat roofs are particularly vulnerable. In many other cases, roof ice dams have formed causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow:

·           Be on the alert for large accumulating snow build-up or snowdrifts on your roofs.

·           If roof snow can be removed with the use of a snow rake (available at most hardware stores), do so. Use caution, as metal snow rakes conduct electricity if they come into contact with a power line.

·           Try to avoid working from ladders, as ladder rungs tend to ice up.  Snow and ice collect on boot soles, and metal ladders.

·           Flat roofs can be shoveled clear, but only if it is determined that the roof is safe to stand upon. Exercise care when on the roof to avoid potentially dangerous falls.

·           Flat roof drainage systems should be kept clear to minimize the risk of excess roof ponding in the event of subsequent heavy rainfall or melting.

·           Large icicles can form on roof overhangs, but do not necessarily mean ice damming is occurring. Icicles overhanging doorways and walkways can be dangerous and should be carefully removed.

  • snow is heavy, and roofs and other surfaces may be slippery. Protective headgear and eye protection is recommended.

 This roof collapse alert is issued by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), in conjunction with the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards.

 With the forecast of rain on Sunday, you may want to take the necessary steps to relieve the stress of the heavy snow and ice loads on your roofs, including, but not limited to removing snow from the roofs.

 Should you notice any signs of the stress of the weight imposed on the roofs (cracks in walls and/or ceilings, unusual noises emanating from the ceilings, sagging of the ceiling or roof, etc.), evacuate the area immediately and notify the Fire Department.

Frazzled by all the hustle and bustle going on and the ups and downs of the stock market. Has the prices of groceries or gas got you stressed? Get a great gift certificate for that special friend, someone you love or to reward yourself. Shannon at Peaceful Minds Massage of Southborough can provide you with the perfect escape from the everyday stresses of your world. Try out some of her specialties like Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy, Reflexology, Lomi Lomi massage, Hot Stone Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage or a Swedish Massage. Peaceful Minds Massage is conveniently located at 71B Turnpike Road in the Fayville section of Southborough. Her office hours are Monday and Tuesday 10am to 6 pm; Wednesday and Thursday 11 am to 6 pm; Friday 2 pm to 5 pm and Saturday 11 am to 4 pm. All office hours are by appointment only. Gift certificates are available and make a great holiday gift. Click the image for website.

December 21, 2007 Algonquin Sports

Winter Ball   7:00pm
 
December 21, 2007 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
Boys Freshman Basketball VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Gym 3:30pm  
 Girls JV Basketball @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs    3:30pm  
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs    5:00pm  
 Boys JV Basketball VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Gym 5:30pm  
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Gym 7:00pm

Lorraine Estella

Lorraine Estella
REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West
205 Turnpike Rd • Southborough, MA  01772

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Direct: 508-449-4119 • Phone: 508-480-8800

Cell: 508-726-3809 • Fax: 508-449-4119

Website: www.LorraineEstella.com
Email: LMESTELLA@charter.net

December 21, 2007 - Click the above images for Realty Executives latest offering and contact Lorraine.  Please support the Southborough News Advertisers.   Below are the latest property sales for Southborough MA.

$985,000

19 Ledge Hill Road

Viscomi Realty Trust

Washburn, Andrew

11/1/2007

$1,162,500

30 Sears Road

Morrison, Alison B.

Ettinger, Walter

11/2/2007

$100

4 Wells Lane

Murphy Realty Trust

Evergreen Homes, Inc.

11/5/2007

$1,284,458.60

4 Wells Lane

Evergreen Homes, Inc.

Heneghan, Craig P.

11/5/2007

$375,000

6 Meeting House Lane

Middle Road LLC

Tarano, Manuel

11/7/2007

$350,000

12 Walker Street

Hensley, Debra Larissa

Roman Catholic Bishop of Worc.

11/7/2007

$232,000

3 Wells Lane

Edge Wood Construction LLC

Haghighi, Mohamad

11/9/2007

$545,000

56 Central Street

John Garabedian

Brackenmeade LLC

11/9/2007

$406,000

139 Woodland Road

Woodland Realty Trust

Aselbekian Mark C.

11/15/2007

$1,700,000

4 Kennedy Lane

Zecca, Alexander A.

Eigen, Eilliam H.

11/16/2007

$691,600

8 Strawberry Hill Road

Stutman, Peter

Alavi, Karim

11/16/2007

$245,000

121 Southville Road

Poole, Beverly A.

Richmond, Gail Levi

11/19/2007

$100

3 Pleasant Street

Swartz Brian P.

Swartz, Brian P.

11/20/2007

$360,000

16 Rockpoint Road

Mangan, Edward J.

Yao, Jeff Feng

11/20/2007

$498,750

12 Valley Road

Cross Street Realty Trust

Khory, Nancy

11/21/2007

$173,000

36 Meeting House Lane

Middle Road LLC

Walsh, Kevin Joseph Sr.

11/30/2007

$845,000

8 Old Harry Road

Damico, Paul

Schultz, Derek

12/6/2007

$500,000

14 High Street

Hill, Sara Kate

Damico, Paul

12/6/2007

$535,000

23 Meeting House Lane

Middle Road LLC

Gaynor, Robert

12/7/2007

$380,000

3 Pearl Street

Heath, Thomas J.

Abdolmohammadi, Mohammad J.

12/10/2007

$24,100,000

325 Turnpike Road

Telesector Resources Group Inc.

Southborough Partners LLC

12/14/2007

$845,000

24 Constitution Drive

Bumpus C. Bradley

Jones, Russell

12/14/2007

$100

7 Darlene Drive

Ulfelder, Steven M.

Ulfelder, Steven M.

12/17/2007

$420,000

1 Liberty Drive

Strickler, Gary

Sutton, Leonard H. II

12/17/2007

$6,712,329

250 Turnpike Road

Lexington English Trust

Bldg Mass Lex LLC

12/17/2007

School Vacation time almost here

December 21, 2007 - The empty sleds await the school children as they start their Holiday vacation week.

Want a Bet it will be a White Christmas?

December 20, 2007 - Yes, It's snowing again and the roads are slippery again. Lot's of snow already this year and winter begins Saturday December 22.

Military Copters

December 20, 2007 - Two military copters, (Red Cross insignia on sides) fly over Southville Road earlier this week.  This is a good time to remember our soldiers who cannot be home with their families for this holiday.

 

Christmas Eve Services at area churches

The First Community Church of Southborough will be holding a candlelight Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols on Monday, December 24 at 6:30 PM.  This service, a long tradition at First Community Church, is one in which the real "spirit of Christmas" always fills the heart  of all who attend.

St. Matthew's Church on Southville Road will celebrate masses at 4:00 PM, 5:30 PM and 10:00 PM Christmas Eve.  The 4:00 PM mass at the church will be the children's pageant.

Pilgrim Church, Common Street, will hold a 7:00 PM family service and a 10:00 PM candlelight service.

St. Anne's on Boston Road will hold The Gospel of the Nativity of Jesus dramatized by the children of St. Anne's Parish at the 6:00 PM mass on Christmas Eve. Masses will also be celebrated at the 4:00 PM and 11:00 PM masses Christmas Eve.

St. Mark's Church will celebrate Christmas Eve with a Christmas Pageant at 4pm, Festival Eucharist at 10pm.

Vote

December 20, 2007 - The Faherty family from Harris Drive is in the running for the Metrowest Daily News Christmas light contest.  If you like or love the Faherty Christmas display please click here to vote. Voting Closed

Sudbury Valley Trustees Lecture Series

“In a Wild Garden”

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 7:30PM

Wolbach Farms, Sudbury

The garden is a unique expression of the imagination which uses living natural material as a medium. Please join Sudbury Valley Trustees and guest speaker John Hanson Mitchell for a discussion of the garden and its relationship to wild nature: from the Italian Renaissance gardens to his own wild garden in Littleton. John is author of The Wildest Place on Earth: Italian gardens and the Invention of Wilderness and editor of Sanctuary for Massachusetts Audubon Society. $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.

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Use our free classifieds to sell your household items, advertise a yard sale or rent your ski or summer home. Sorry no business ads may be placed in the free classifieds. Would you like to highlight an ad for the item you are wishing to sell? Fifteen dollars per ad will get you on our front two pages for two weeks with a photo and description of the item for sale.

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Contact Linda editor@southboroughnews.com or call 508-328-3966

From the Town Clerk's office

Very Important Notice

Office Hours
Open to the public Monday-Friday from 9-5 pm.

Voter Registration

Governor Patrick signed legislation on Nov 21, 2007 to move the date of the Presidential Primary from March to February. Details below:

New Date for PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY is
Tuesday FEBRUARY 5th, 2008 POLLS open 7am – 8pm

Wednesday January 16, 2008 is the last day to register to vote or to change your political party for the Primary. Clerk’s Office open until 8pm.

DEADLINE to request Absentee BALLOT application is
12:00 noon Monday February 4th , 2008.

LOCALLY
Tuesday March 25th, 2008 is the last day to register to vote for the Annual Town Meeting & Annual Town Election. Clerk’s Office open until 8pm.

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING - Monday April 14th 7pm
Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road.

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION Monday May 12th
POLLS OPEN 8am – 8pm.

All Southborough residents are eligible to vote if they will be at least eighteen years of age as of the Town Meeting Date or Town Election. You must show a form of ID with proof of residency in Southborough. You may mail in a Voter Registration card (available through our office) or come in person. The registration deadline is 20 days prior to an election for Town Elections and 20 days prior to a State Election.


NOTE: the annual Census is NOT a voter registration form.

Voting Locations: PRECINCT 1 is now at WOODWARD SCHOOL, 28 Cordaville Road.

Go to www.wheredoivotema.com to check your voting location.

There are (3) three polling locations in Southborough

Precinct 1 A.S. Woodward Memorial School, 28 Cordaville Rd

Precinct 2 P. Brent Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd                                                                 

Precinct 3 Mary E. Finn School, 60 Richards Rd

Need more room and have been dreaming of making that single story home into a two story? Want to renovate the current space in your home?  How about adding a garage with a master bedroom with walk in closets and spa bathroom? Surprise your loved one with plans for a new addition or renovation for your current home.  Contact Jeanette Thomson, AIA, a local Architect to help you with your plans. Click the ad to the left to find out more about Jeanette Thomson, AIA of Thomson Architects, Inc.

The Lazy Way to Eat

December 19, 2007 - Boomerang takes the easy way to eat and lays down on the hay.

Fire Log

 SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT
DAILY LOG


Tuesday 12/11/07

04:13 WATER PROBLEM GENERAL HENRY KNOX RD and MIDDLE RD
C30 CAPT HUBLEY FF WILLS

09:06 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ OREGON RD
A28 FF COBB FF NEAL

11:08 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ EDGELL RD FRA
A28 FF COBB FF NEAL

11:40 PUBLIC SERVICE ASSISTANCE, OTH MOULTON RD
A29 LT DANO FF ROACH

11:40 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ FISHER RD
A29 LT DANO FF ROACH
C20 CHIEF MAURO
C27 CAPT MAURO

13:30 OIL BURNER HIGH ST
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:20 TRAINING - EMS MAIN ST GROUP 1 IN-SERVICE TRAINING, CPR RECERT
HQ1 LT DANO FF ROACH FF COBB FF NEAL
SC1 CHIEF MAURO CAPT MAURO EMT CHOREY

14:40 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT PINE HILL DR
E22 LT DANO FF COBB
E23 FF ROACH FF NEAL

Wednesday 12/12/07

13:29 REFUSAL MARLBORO RD and SEARS RD
A28 FF RICE FF KANE
E23 LT SADOWSKI FF STRONG

13:30 OIL BURNER TARA RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

13:48 REFUSAL BOSTON RD
A29 CAPT MAURO
E23 LT SADOWSKI FF STRONG

14:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE PARKERVILLE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

15:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE STOCKWELL LN
C27 CAPT MAURO

19:36 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ NEWTON ST
A28 FF RICE FF KANE
C30 LT SADOWSKI

Thursday 12/13/07

09:00 SCHOOL FIRE PREVENTION PROGRAM RICHARDS RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

12:20 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ GENERAL HENRY KNOX RD
A28 FF FRANKS FF PIERCE
C20 CHIEF MAURO
C27 CAPT MAURO
E21 LT PELTIER FF AMENDOLA

15:26 MISC FD ENTRY TURNPIKE RD and PARKERVILLE NORTH RD
C20 CHIEF MAURO

16:35 PUBLIC SERVICE ASSISTANCE, OTH TURNPIKE RD
C20 CHIEF MAURO
C30 FF PIERCE

18:40 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ TURNPIKE RD
A28 FF FRANKS FF PIERCE
C30 LT PELTIER

19:40 PUBLIC SERVICE ASSISTANCE, OTH TURNPIKE RD
A28 FF FRANKS FF PIERCE
A29 CAPT MAURO FF AMENDOLA
C30 LT PELTIER

20:04 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ EDGELL RD FRAMINGHAM MA
A28 FF FRANKS FF PIERCE

20:09 PUBLIC SERVICE ASSISTANCE, OTH SOUTHVILLE RD
C30 LT PELTIER

20:54 ALARM SYSTEM MALFUNCTION COUNTRY LN
C30 FF AMENDOLA

21:23 PUBLIC SERVICE ASSISTANCE, OTH BOSTON RD
C30 LT PELTIER  More Fire Log

Mockingbird

December 19, 2007 - Birds try to weather the environment with all the cold and ice.

****Just In**** December 18, 2007, 9:55 PM

A major gas leak at Ingersoll Rand on Route 9 and Crystal Pond due to ice shearing the gasline pipe to that building has caused Route 9 East and Westbound to be closed till the gas company arrived and shut off the gas.  Route 9 will be closed for several more minutes until   the heavy smell of natural gas dissipate the area.  The fire department is checking on the Ingersoll Rand Building.

Moon and Icescape

December 18, 2007 - The moon hovers over the icebound trees earlier this week.

Southborough Police Log

Tuesday 12/11/07

Patrols and building checks

911 hang-ups Main Street

Radar Middle and Main

18:30 Car tracks on lawn Presidential

16:50 ACO loose dogs Lovers Lane

14:40 fire alarm Pinehill Road

13:24 Marlboro Road tire shredded over Railroad Bridge

11:40 assist SFD Moulton Road

11:40 medical person fell on ice

11:08 mutual aid ambulance Framingham

10:38 suspicious activity white male with goatee and brown coat walking on Ashley road

09:45 court duty

09:06 mutual aid Ashland

04:13 Gen. Henry Knox and Middle water main break

Monday 12/10/07

Building checks and patrols

MVS violation route 9, route 9 at White Bagley Road

21:39 Darlene Drive smell of gas

16:58 green Taurus passed double solid line

15:36 FD Watkins lane smell of gas

14:45 suspicious activity Harvest Lane at Willow

12:50 medical person sliped and fell on ice in parking lot Southville Road

11:54 fire alarm Wolfpen Lane

10:15 medical Boston Road

09:29 DARE officer at school

09:05 medical homeowner fell on ice

08:54 medical employee fell in lot

08:47 Boston Causeway car passing illegally

08:20 Middle Road Car stuck halfway out of drive

08:15 FID processed

08:13 Tara Road low water alarm DPW

06:53 bus stuck on ice Southwood

05:00 DPW called to sand

03:03 medical Oak Hill Road

00:46 School alarm Parkerville Road

Sunday 12/9/07

Building and patrol checks

Radar: Sears Road, route 9 and Crystal Pond

22:22 DPW out sanding

17:27 fire alarm Sarsenstone

16:47 Fire alarm Wentworth

16:11 prisoner check

14:40 arrest on weren’t route 9

12:45 erratic operator route 9 and rote 495

12:32 route 9 and 495 car driving with loose tire

11:52 car safety seat install  More police log

Escape from the Bird Feeder

December 18, 2007 - This gray Squirrel waits for the photographer to leave before accessing the bird feeder again.

Fenway Fantasy

December 18, 2007 - Another setup of the Faherty Christmas display. And yes, the Red Sox are playing the Yankees.

December 18, 2007 Algonquin Sports

 Boys Freshman Basketball VS Hudson High School   4:00pm  
 Boys JV Basketball VS Hudson High School   5:30pm  
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Hudson High School   7:00pm
December 18, 2007 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports
Boys Freshman Basketball VS Clinton High School Gym 3:30pm
 
Adopt a Hydrant

 

December 17, 2007 - The hydrants are maintained by the DPW water division whose members also have plowing duty. They cannot get to clearing the hydrants right away after a storm, so the assistance of the general public is greatly appreciated. In a fire, Southborough Fire Department has a limited number of personnel (4) responding initially – when the Fire Department has to shovel a hydrant, it takes away from getting water on the fire in a timely manner effecting a rescue and/or reducing damage.

Ernest A. Balabanis Sr.

 

 

Ernest A. Balabanis, Sr. 71, of Southborough died on December 13, 2007 at Marlborough Hospital after suddenly being stricken ill at home. He was the husband of Janet Purney-Balabanis for the past 20 years.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Ernest and Doris (Langman) Balabanis, the brother to the late Roy Balabanis & Ted Balabanis

Mr. Balabanis was a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School and attended Boston University. He was a US Army Veteran serving during Korean Conflict. After his tour of duty he worked for After his tour of duty he worked for Mutual Life Insurance of New York for 20 years and Minnesota Mutual Life as a sales agent in the Boston area. He later retired in 2002 from Kitchen and Kutchen of Burlington, as their longtime Account Manager. Mr. Balabanis was a former member of the Woodland Country Club of Newton. He enjoyed the beach, fishing, golfing, reading and traveling. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough. Mr. Balabanis' greatest joy was spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife he leaves his children, Ernest A. Balabanis, Jr. of Billerica; Ellen Ann Balabanis of NYC; Theo R. Balabanis of Southborough; 2 sisters, Marilyn Moriarty of Easton; Claire Ehntholt of Augusta, GA and many nieces and nephews.

There are no visiting hours

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday evening, December 18, at 6:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions maybe made in his memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 Arrangements are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home (Morrisfuneralparlor.com) 40

CSX

December 17, 2007 - A CSX Local Freight rolls through the Southborough station this weekend.

Southborough meetings

December 17, 2007 - December 22, 2007

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Capital Budget Planning

12/17

7:00 PM

Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall

Master Plan committee

12/17

6:30 PM

Hearing room , town house

Trust Fund Committee

12/17

8:00 AM

Foyer Town House

Board of Selectmen Agenda

12/17

6:45 PM

Hearing Room, Town House

Board of Health 12/19 1:00 PM hearing room, town house

Housing Authority

12/19

7:30 PM

Colonial Gardens, 49 Boston Road

Open Space Preservation 12/19 7:00 PM Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall
Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda 12/19 7:30 PM Hearing room Town House
Board of Assessors agenda 12/21 9:00 AM Hearing Room, Town House

Winter Schedule for the Library

January 22, 2008 at 2:30 PM the Museum of Fine Arts presents Artful Adventures.  This is a workshop for children in Grades 1 - 5 and is generously funded by the Friends of the Southborough Public Library.

Parents are invited to sign their children up for Story and Craft programs in the Children’s Room.  The phone number is 508-485-5031.  Story and Craft meets on Mondays at 10:30 for four and five year olds, Tuesdays at 10:30 for two and three year olds and Wednesdays at 10:30 for two through five year olds. The winter Story and Craft sessions will be held January 7th through Feb 14th and March 3rd through April 10th.  Music and Mother Goose is for babies, one and two year olds and meets every Thursday at 11:00 and every other Saturday at 11:00

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

10:00 AM Story and Craft for 4 & 5 year olds

10:30 Story and Crafts for 2 - 5 year olds

 

11:00 AM Music and Mother Goose for babies, 1 & 2 year olds

 

Every other Saturday: 11:00 AM Music and Mother Goose for babies, 1 & 2 year olds

December 17, 2007 Algonquin Sports

Coed Varsity Swimming @ **CANCELLED - TRI-BROMFIELD/ARHS/WORCESTER Worcester Boys 3:30pm  
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Nashoba Regional H.S.   4:00pm  
 Girls JV Basketball VS Nashoba Regional H.S.   5:30pm  
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Nashoba Regional H.S.   7:00pm
December 17, 2007 Assabet Valley Regional High School Sports

No Events Scheduled

Toy collection

December 17, 2007 - Southborough Firefighters loaded the truck up today to bring all of the donated toys to the Salvation Army in Framingham and the Southborough Youth and Family Services in town. Thanks to all who donated.

 Missed any Open houses?

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If you missed the open house at the Gerson Studio, you can catch her items on her website at www.cathygerson.com

The Sunny Window (makers of handmade soaps) on Pearl Street had their open house also. If you missed that check their website at:www.sunnywindow.com

Looking for locally grown and knitted woolen items. try Leeds Farm at 118 Middle Road. Shop hours til Christmas are weekedays 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM and weekends 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

Senior Center Weekly Schedule

Monday 17

Tuesday 18

Wednesday  19

Thursday 20

Friday 21

8:30 AM Health clinic

8:30  AM Walking Group

  8:30 Health Clinic

9:30 Mah Jongg independent

9:00

Dr. Cooper

11:00 AM Senior Singers

10:00 AM Pool

9:30 Mah Jongg

 

9:30 Cribbage

11:30 AM Lunch

12:00 PM Holiday

widget, Broadway show tunes

10:00 AM creative writers

11:00 AM chair exercise

12:00 PM Lunch

12:15 PM Pitch

12:00 PM Lunch 11:30 AM Lunch

11:00 AM Origami

1:00 PM Book Club

1:00 PM Scrabble

2:00 PM Fitness

12:15 PM Pitch

12:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Fitness    

1:00 PM bridge

 

Another Storm

December 16, 2007 - Workers clear the way for St. Matthews worshipers to attend church earlier this morning. Below photo shows Highland Street around 9:00 AM this morning.  The Southborough Police and DPW remind residents that there is a winter parking ban in effect and vehicles will be towed at owners expense if found blocking the road and the snowplowing operations around town.

 
Due to inclement weather the Assabet Valley Mastersingers event anticipated for 12/16/07 has been rescheduled for SATURDAY, December 22nd at 3 PM.  Details are as follows:
 
 
SATURDAY, December 22nd at 3 PM (new time)
 
MESSIAH  SING
Assabet Valley Mastersingers with audience participation
 
Robert P. Eaton, Artistic Director
Lois Toeppner, Organist
Melynda Davis, soprano
Jacque Eileen Wilson, mezzo
Stanley Wilson, tenor
David Bonneau, baritone
 
Trinity Church, Main St. (Route 20) at Hudson St., Northboro
 
Suggested $5 donation
Info: (978) 562-9838 or www.avmsingers.org

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Update on this story.

They now have the mattress and a television, still in need of a bureau, small/medium couches, pillows/bedding for twin beds, kitchenette set, eating and cookware, towels & toiletries. If you can help contact the Southborough Police Dept. @ 508-485-2147.

Would you like to assist with this project?

 

     December 16, 2007 - Members of the Southborough police department along with the Council on Aging, the Southborough Senior Center, Colonial Gardens housing and the Southborough food pantry have all been working toward bringing a family that had unforeseen difficulties back up on their feet. They have been living at the Red Roof Inn in Southborough for the last two months. The elderly couple, their son and their dog were scheduled to be put out by this Tuesday with no where to go. If they had been taken in by the Worcester County program the family would have been broken up into various homeless shelters.

     The Southborough community has been working hard to relocate them. They recently were able to get an apartment at Colonial Gardens. Unfortunately their dog is too big and other arrangements were made for him. Their son will get an apartment there by next month so that they will all be nearby. Their dog has been taken in by the kindness of Southborough Police Sergeant Jane Moran and they will be able to visit their dog.

     Sergeant Moran says the family literally has nothing and she would like a community effort to help supply this family with items that they need. They are looking for the following items. As they are outfitting two apartments, one now and another next month some of these items would need to be doubled. A mattress for a twin bed, bedding for the same, television set, living room set with small/medium couch (apartments are small), teapot, pots and pans, kitchenette table and four chairs, toaster, coffeemaker, eating and cooking utensils, towels and toiletries for men and woman, telephone, curtains for bedroom, one window drapes for the living room, glassware and dishes and small tool kits with screw drivers, hammer, few nails and screws for hanging curtain rods and pictures.

     Currently the Southborough Food Pantry is also helping with the groceries for the family, if you would like to donate food you can do that through the Food Pantry or drop off items at the Southborough Police Station. If you would like to help outfit these apartments it would be a wonderful Holiday gift. You may drop the items off at the Southborough police department or call Sergeant Moran or Meredith Lobur at 508-485-2147. Thank you.

Ernest A. Balabanis Sr.
SOUTHBOROUGH - Ernest A. Balabanis Sr., 71, of Southborough died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at Marlborough Hospital after being stricken ill at home.
He was the husband of Janet (Purney) Balabanis for 20 years.
Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough.

Fresh Cut

December 16, 2007 - Jim Holmes hauls out a fresh cut tree for a customer. Below Anni stands next to one of several trees with neat little signs saying which of Santa's reindeer were here. Over the years several trees have been rubbed bare of bark from deer.