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March 30, 2008 to
April 5, 2008
April 5, 2008 - The Southborough Art Center
presented today Rosalita's Puppets. The Marionette puppets are created
by Charlotte Anne Dore. Charlotte is the creator of the puppets and
does the puppetry, improvisions, storytelling and music herself in the
shows. Several dozen children and their parents were entertained by the
puppet show today. The Art Center is currently awaiting repairs to the
elevator and until that time must have many of their programs at other
facilities. Next week they will have Gordon Morrison's A Drop of Water
at the Southborough Library for a reading and book signing at 10:30 AM
April 5, 2008 A long line of National Grid and
Verizon trucks work to replace a pole and lines on Oregon Road after a
vehicle struck a pole knocking it down very early this morning. It was
the second motor vehicle accident in town in the wee hours of the morning.
The other accident was on Northboro Road at about 2:30 AM this morning when
a vehicle ran off the road and into trees.
Valley Trustees Woodcock Walk
Greenways Reservation, Wayland
Thursday, April 10: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Enjoy a beautiful spring sunset while watching
and listening for the incredible woodcock flight. Male woodcocks fly in an
upward spiral and make a distinctive call to attract near-by females. Join
Framingham Conservation Agent Michele Grzenda and Sudbury Valley Trustees
for a memorable walk and a most impressive display. Registration Required.
Members Free: Non- members $5.00. Call 978-443-5588 for information and
Further information on other outings and SVT
properties are available on SVT’s website at www.svtweb.org.
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Sudbury Valley Trustees is a non-profit
association of individuals, families, and businesses committed to protecting
wildlife habitat and the ecological integrity of the Sudbury, Assabet and
Concord River valleys. SVT currently owns, through gifts and purchase, more
than eighty properties in fifteen towns, totaling over 2,100 acres. In
addition, SVT holds conservation restrictions on nearly 900 acres, and has
been instrumental in preserving more than 6,000 acres now protected by
Open House Sunday April 6, 2008
call Lorraine Estella of Realty
REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West
205 Turnpike Rd • Southborough, MA 01772
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Check out the listings from local realtor
Lorraine Estella. One of her current listings is this fabulous house
with a four bedroom home with a super master bedroom recently
added. There is an open house Sunday April 6 from 1 - 3 PM.
Antje Duvekot Appearing at the Steeplecoffeehouse
Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of America’s top
emerging singer songwriters with “Big Dream Boulevard” her debut studio
release. The CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish super
group, SOLAS. The project was released on acclaimed songwriter Ellis
Paul’s label, Black Wolf Records and has quickly attracted international
attention for Antje. This release was voted
“#1 Folk Release of 2006”
by the Boston Globe and was named to the
“Top10 Releases of the Year”
by National Public Radio’s, Folk Alley.
Antje has won some of the top songwriting awards including the Grand
Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the prestigious,
Kerrville (TX) “Best New Folk Award” and in one of the nation’s top
music markets, she won the Boston Music Award for “Outstanding Folk
Act”, three of the top prizes in the singer songwriter world.
Antje has extensive touring experience, criss-crossing the US and Europe
several times. She is a compelling live performer and has been invited
to play some of the top festivals including The Newport Folk Festival as
well as the Mountain Stage, Philadelphia and Kerrville Festivals.
Internationally, she's headlined the The Celtic Connections Festival in
Scotland and the Tonder Festival in Denmark.
In December of 2007, The Bank of America featured Antje’s song “Merry Go
Round” in a national TV advertising campaign seen by millions, including
a Super Bowl audience. Antje’s fast growing fan base, the viral
spreading of her music and a track record of sold-out shows are a
testament to her growing popularity.
ARHS Sports Schedule 4/5/08
Peter Marian H.s
Peter Marian H.s
no events scheduled
Business News - ViryaNet
Limited (OTC BB: VTRAF.OB), a leading provider of software
applications that automate business processes for field
service management, today announced that Sheetz, a
family-owned convenience store chain based in Altoona,
Pennsylvania, has chosen ViryaNet Service Hub for Retail to
automate its field service operations, including the
activities associated with workforce management, facilities
maintenance, and store equipment repair.
Sheetz is the fastest-growing
convenience store chain in the United States. It has 344
locations across six states -- Pennsylvania, Maryland,
Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and North Carolina -- and
more than 11,000 employees. Sheetz is dedicated to its
employees, customers, and the communities in which it
operates. The Company has won numerous awards for its
commitment to retail store quality and excellence. In 2007,
Sheetz was ranked as one of the best companies to work for
Sheetz prides itself on the
adoption of the most current technology, and continually is
seeking ways to gain competitive advantage in the
marketplace. Over the past year, Sheetz undertook extensive
due diligence as it investigated the industry for the most
comprehensive field service management system for its retail
operations. Sheetz closely reviewed the offerings of several
competitive products, and ultimately chose ViryaNet for its
product robustness, strong commitment to customer
satisfaction, and industry leadership (evidenced by the
selection of ViryaNet by Kroger, Publix, The Pantry, and
ViryaNet Service Hub for Retail
is a complete field service management system for retail
organizations. It manages customer interactions, schedules
appropriate field resources, dispatches work orders via
wireless technologies, returns updated data from the field
to the external systems, and gives technicians insight into
inventory information. As a workflow-based product, the real
value of Service Hub for Retail is its ability to manage
business process exceptions, in addition to the routine
processes that are experienced by most retail companies.
Service Hub for Retail also provides powerful visibility
tools that continuously monitor operational activities,
enabling management to make intelligent, real-time
"Sheetz is committed to
deploying technology that supports its critical business
processes," stated Mark Wilson, Director of Stores, Sheetz.
"We intend to use Service Hub for Retail as the foundation
for improving the availability of our products and services
to our customers. We expect to increase our field
productivity, reduce our maintenance costs, and enhance our
"Sheetz, our newest customer in
the retail sector, is a visionary organization that has a
demonstrated commitment to customer satisfaction," added
Memy Ish-Shalom, President and CEO, ViryaNet. "We are proud
that by using our Service Hub for Retail, Sheetz will
optimize their field service operational efficiency and, as
a result, further their industry leading position."
ViryaNet provides packaged
industry solutions that intelligently guide, automate, and
optimize both simple and complex field service work,
resulting in operational excellence. ViryaNet's solutions
specialize in the functions of scheduling and dispatching
resources and enabling mobile field communication. Embedding
industry best practices and utilizing a powerful workflow
engine, web architecture, and visibility suite, the ViryaNet
solutions allow companies to outperform their competition,
better the customer experience, improve financial
performance, and address regulatory compliance. ViryaNet
possesses a 20-year history in the field service space, a
vast number of customers across a variety of industries, and
strong partnerships with leading platform and system
integration companies. Headquartered in Southborough, MA,
ViryaNet enjoys a worldwide presence with offices and
customers located in North America, Europe, and the Pacific
Rim. For more information, visit
Thank you to all the
students who attended the Trottier Middle School Career Day and came to
learn about the Southborough News and my other websites. I hope everyone
learned something about creating websites at today's presentation. You were
a great bunch of students. Thanks again for picking the Southborough News as
one of your subjects to learn about.
April 4, 2008 - Rain, mist and puddles were the
weather of the day once again. The MWRA Aqueduct on Chestnut Hill Road
waits another day before greening up.
Letter to the Editor
Recognition Request for Four Southborough Young
We hear so many bad things about the youth of
today. I want to tell you about 4 Southborough young men who have been very
courageous and have done the right thing. When children do the right thing,
they should be recognized. There are two tragedies that occurred in the
General Henry Knox Road neighborhood in the last three months and three of
the young men live in the neighborhood.
The first occurred on October 6, 2007.
Six-year-old Patrick McAuliffe was riding his bike with his mother, Regina,
on Middle Road on their way to see Patrick’s father, Tom McAuliffe, referee
the St. Mark’s football game. Regina’s bike went off the road and crashed
causing a severe head injury. Patrick, a cub scout, had a 5-point plan of
how he was going to help his mother. First, he lifted the bike off her.
Next, he looked in her pockets for her cell phone, but couldn’t find one.
Then, he started yelling for help. Two young men riding their bikes nearby
came to the rescue. Theo Balabanis, age 14 and his friend, Drew Theran,
called 911 and stayed with Patrick until help came. They were brave and
helped calm Patrick. Regina had the most severe head injury, requiring
emergency surgery, along with swelling to her whole right side. She was in a
coma for 16 days at Umass Medical Center, then moved to Spaulding Rehab and
continues her recovery since coming home the day before Thanksgiving. She
returns to Spaulding for therapy 3 days a week and has more upcoming
surgery. She is probably alive today due to the quick reactions of these
On December 13, 2007 this same boy, Theo
Balabanis, didn’t see his Dad, Ernie Balabanis, waiting at school during the
early release, so he continued home on the bus. When his Dad wasn’t at the
bus stop location, where they normally met everyday, Theo continued home to
find his Dad lying on the garage floor! Theo was very upset, and yelled for
help to Stephanos Bacon, age 14, who had continued walking home from the
same bus stop. Stephanos came running. Steph told Theo to call 911 and Steph
looked for a pulse and performed CPR until help arrived. A neighbor, Ann
Rosseel, came with a blanket. Another neighbor, Keith Petry, offered to
help. Steph, a boy scout, was extremely compassionate and kind to Theo and
stayed with him until the ambulance came. He handled everything calmly and
completely. Unfortunately, Ernie had passed away due to cardiopulmonary
arrest that morning.
These 4 young men, 6-year old Patrick
McAuliffe, 14-year old Theo Balabanis, 15-year old Drew Theran, and 14-year
old Steph Bacon should be recognized. In a world where we often expect to
hear stories of the missteps of youth, these 4 young men represent the
finest examples of courage, compassion, and friendship. We, in our
neighborhood, are very proud of them all.
April 4, 2008 - A little
throw ball practice on the infield the other night in hopes that spring
training will become spring playing soon.
J. (Tiziani) Bartolini
83, of Fayville, died April 3, 2008, peacefully at her home with her
family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Leo F.
Bartolini, Sr. Devoted mother of Ronald Bartolini of Marlborough,
Leo F. Bartolini, Jr. & his wife Rhonda, & Paul Bartolini all of
Southborough. Loved sister of Theresa Barbette & her husband Thomas,
Roy Tiziani & his wife Mary, all of Framingham. Loving grandmother
of Dominic of NYC, Jeffrey of Waltham, Christopher, Jonathan, &
Anthony all of Southborough, Leo F., III, who she raised since he
was an infant, Brendan all of Southborough, & many nieces & nephews.
She is predeceased by 2 daughters in law Katherine (Chaput)
Bartolini & Kerry Ann (McDonald) Bartolini. Visiting hours will be
Sunday April 6, from 2-6 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St,
SOUTHBOROUGH (Morrisfuneral parlor.com). Funeral Mass will be
Monday, April 7, at 10 AM at St Matthew Church, 105 Southborough Rd,
Southborough. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, Southborough.
Expressions of Sympathy may be sent in her memory to St. Matthew
Church, 105 Southville Rd., Southborough, MA 01772.
Jeanne (Cowling) Hunt, 84 of Southborough died on Thursday, April 3,
2008 at Marlborough Hospital after a short Illness.
She was the wife of the late Richard Hunt who passed away in 1984
For many years Mrs. Hunt was a machine operator for the former
Dennison Manufacturing Co. in Framingham.
She was an active member of the First Community Church in
She leaves her children, Dianne Patton of Albuquerque, NM; Landon
Bullens of Kennebunk, ME; Leslie Bullens of Westborough; 9
grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; a
niece & 2 nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, April 7, from 5 to 7 PM at
Morris Funeral Home 40 Main St. Southborough, (morrisfuneralparlor.com)
A Funeral Home Service will be held on Tuesday, April 8, at 11 AM,
burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, Southborough
In lieu of flower memorial contributions may be sent in her memory
to First Community Church 137 Southville Rd, Southborough
April 3, 2008 - The Fay School is getting a new
facelift with new drives and buildings going in. Some of the older homes
will be taken down to make room for the new scheme of buildings and grounds.
Letter to the Editor
Isabella Dianne Sivert was
born February 22, 2006 to my cousin Jeff and his wife Jen. At first, every
thing seemed to be normal. Jen thought she looked just like her big brother
Max! However, shortly after birth, Isabella was diagnosed with cardiac
Jen, a nurse in the cardiac
unit at Children’s Hospital wrote the following when Isabella first went to
Children's Hospital. “I always prayed going into work that I would just work
there and take care of other people's children and that mine would never
need to be a patient there. My biggest fear had come true.”
In 2006 one of my sponsor's
for my Boston Children's Hospital run wrote that “Little Isabella is surely
running the mightiest marathon.” Sadly, Isabella’s marathon ended May 1,
2007 when she “earned her angel wings.”
At Isabella’s funeral— her
name still visible where I had written it in black sharpie ink down my leg
for the marathon only two weeks earlier—her father, Jeff, told me that he
wanted to run the Boston Marathon in the spring of 2008 with me and for
Children’s Hospital. I agreed to help him train and to run the Boston
Marathon in Isabella’s memory. Children’s Hospital was a central part of
Isabella’s life. It gave her 14 months for her family to spend with her and
to love her. In her short life, Bella brought together so many people. It is
truly incredible how she inspired us all. It is my hope that running for
Children’s again this year, will give another child the same kind of care
that Isabella received, and therefore another family the joy of having that
child in their lives.
For two years I ran the
Boston Marathon in honor of Isabella. These experiences have been some of
the most rewarding I have ever had. The marathon will always hold a special
place for me, as it will always remind me of Isabella and how strong she was
and how hard she fought. It will also always remind me of all the incredibly
generous people who have supported and sponsored me, for you too have also
been such a part of these marathons. The 2008 Boston Marathon is fast
approaching, so help me reach my goal of $1500 by April 21st! I could not
have finished the marathon last year without thinking of her and all of my
You can sponsor me:
Go to the following URL:
You can mail me a
17 Wood St.
Southborough, MA 01772
Please make all
checks payable to Children’s Hospital Boston.
Don't forget to register for Spring and Summer
sports, recreation, trips and summer camp through the
or Arts classes, camps and classes from the
Center of Southborough.
or sign up for the summer program through
Southborough Youth and Family Services.
April 2, 2008 - The DPW
personnel were out sweeping sidewalks along Southville Road yesterday.
Like an Alfred Hitchcock movie
April 2, 2008 - These
silhouetted crows get ready for takeoff at the Breakneck Hill Conservation
April 2, 2008 - A Verizon
worker works on the lines along Route 85 near the Rural Cemetery.
Southborough Education Foundation
April 2, 2008 - The Southborough Education
Foundation is always looking for more members and contributors.. SEF
plays an important part within the town and the Southborough Schools.
Several events are held over the year and funds raised are put toward
grants. Recently SEF ran their first ever Town Spelling bee to raise funds.
This year's grant applications will be closing April 8 at 3:00 PM.
Grants are awarded for innovative and creative programs not already
duplicated with in the school curriculum and that would be otherwise not
funded through the traditional school budget. The proposals should
encourage collaborative efforts among administrators, parents and community
organizations. Priority considerations are given to those proposals that
demonstrate innovation, invite cooperative learning, have a broad impact on
the school system and support the goals of the Southborough and Northborough
Southborough Regional School Districts. Grant applications are
available each year and can be found in any of the town's public schools.
Any teacher, administrator, parent or member of the community may apply for
a grant. To contribute to the SEF or find out more information on
becoming a member
READING GROUP/BOOK CLUB
Date: April 03, 2008
Please join Sudbury Valley Trustees in the
comfortable environs at Wolbach Farm for the launch of SVT’s new reading
group. The first selection is Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac,
which The Boston Globe described as “one of the seminal works of the
environmental movement.” A Sand County Almanac is a beautifully
crafted statement of environmental values, the importance of conserving land
and wildlife, and the sheer joy of appreciating the beauty of nature.
Published in 1949, the work has been an inspiration to naturalists, writers,
philosophers, conservation scientists, and lovers of nature. In importance,
Leopold has been compared to Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, John Burroughs,
and Rachel Carson. In forming this Reading Group, Ron McAdow, SVT
Executive Director, and Doug Seale, PhD and long-time student of
environmental philosophy, intend to provide a forum for meaningful and
thoughtful discussion of our relationship with the natural world. The Group
will meet the first Thursday of every month.
SVT Members: Free, Non-members: $5
Further information on other outings and SVT
properties are available on SVT’s website at
FOR CATS AND DOGS
SOUTHBOROUGH BOARD OF HEALTH
ANNUAL RABIES CLINIC
the clinic will
be held at
THE DPW BUILDING
, 147 CORDAVILLE RD.
FOR CATS: 2:00 - 3:00
FOR DOGS: 3:00 - 4:00
MUST BE LEASHED
MUST BE IN A CARRIER
PROOF OF A VALID 2007 VACCINATION CERTIFICATE THESE
VACCINATIONS MAY BE GOOD FOR 3 YEARS, ALL OTHER VACCINATIONS
ARE GOOD FOR ONLY 1 YEAR}
Programs @ the Southborough Public Library
Greg McAdams will be at the Southborough Public
Library on April 23rd at 2:00 with a special magic show for
children. Greg McAdams is a professional magician and has been regaling
audiences with magic in schools, daycares and libraries throughout
Massachusetts and New Hampshire for ten years. For more information about
Team Magic, visit http://www.mcadamsmagic.com/.
This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Southborough Public
Author, illustrator and naturalist Gordon
Morrison will be displaying his beautiful artwork from April 9th
to the 19th at the library. He will be holding a book reading and
signing on April 12th at 10:30. His new children’s book Nature
in the Neighborhood celebrates the beauty and diversity of plants and
animals all around us. This event is held in conjunction with the
Southborough Arts Center.
On April 24th at 3:00 Southborough’s
author Susan Lubner will be at the library reading her new book A Horse’s
Tale illustrated by Margie Moore. Susan Lubner has a website with
information about the author, her events and her delightful children’s books
at www.susanlubner.com. Parents are
invited to sign their children up for Story and Craft programs in the
Children’s Room. 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 next session starts on April 28th.
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. No registration is necessary.
Book Nook is for 4th-6th
graders and meets once a month. Discuss great books, enjoy pizza and play
games. Children in grades two and three are welcome to come to the Book
Club. They can listen to stories while they have a snack and then make a
craft and play games. Visit the library’s website at
http://www.southboroughtown.com/library.htm to view the April
calendar. Please call the library at 508-485-5031 to register for these
Knitting Classes are held every Wednesday
afternoon at 3:30 and are conducted by talented volunteers from the Senior
Center. Parents and children in grades three and up are encouraged to take
advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn a new skill. You can drop
in and no advanced registration is necessary.
Dorothy M. (Leyden)
PARADISE VALLEY, ARIZ. Dorothy M. (Leyden) MacDougall, 90, a
longtime resident of Southborough, died Friday, March 14, 2008, at
Elite Quality Care Home in Paradise Valley, Ariz. Born in
Providence, R.I., she was the daughter of the late Martin and Mary
(Warren) Leyden. She was the wife of the late Donald E. MacDougall.
Mrs. MacDougall was a graduate of St. Xavier High School
(Providence), Class of 1936, and served many years as a nurses aide
at Framingham Union Hospital. She is survived by her sister, Frances
L. Atteridge, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and six nieces and nephews. She
will be buried with her husband at St. Stephens Cemetery, Friday,
April 4, at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements are under the care of the Norton
Funeral Home, Framingham.
Philip C. Beals
Philip C. Beals, 88, of Southborough
died Sunday morning at his home after a long period of failing
health. He was the husband of Elaine (White) Beals to whom he was
married for 63 years. Funeral arrangements under the direction of
the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home, Marlborough, are
incomplete at this time.
Not an April
April 1, 2008 - Officer Mike Crenshaw looks at
the hood of his cruiser in disbelief. He and officer Meredith Lobur
were on a drug investigation off Middle Road earlier today. Upon
coming out of the MWRA trail, they heard a loud crash. At first they
thought that a vehicle had rear-ended the police cruiser but then found the
hood and side panel damaged from a tree limb. The cruiser had to be
towed from the scene by Ted's towing.
April 1, 2008 - A large crowd
of youngsters enjoyed all the thrills and spills of the Finn Spring Fling
held earlier this weekend.
Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop
Stop in and visit. See what's new in the
store. Order fresh cut flowers, a bouquet or arrangement. Need
to send flowers to a love one? Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist
Shop is the place to call.
Spring flowers are coming in every day.
It's been a long cold winter so lift your spirits and color your house with
Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop is a Southborough News
advertiser. Our advertisers help bring you the Southborough News.
Please stop by and support them.
& SHOPPING FOR A CAUSE
LOCATION: The Community
House, 28 Main Street, Southborough
WHEN: Thursday, April 17th
Please join us for a
fabulous night out that will benefit Southborough Youth and Family Services.
SY&FS is a free community resource that is designed to offer guidance to
families in need and/or in crisis.
Come enjoy amazing wine and
cheese, compliments of Panzano Italian Market. You can also get a mineral
make-up makeover courtesy of Whole Foods Market, Framingham or a free seated
massage from Theracopia. Relax and socialize!
While enjoying your evening
out, you will be able to shop for fine silver jewelry by Silpada, with Kathy
Shemligian, Lets Get Personal Stationary by Sue Gordon, Tupperware with
Jennifer Garden, Cocobean Headbands, belts and much more!
There will be Raffle
Tickets sold at the door for Gift Certificates or prizes worth
or more from the following
A Beautiful Me Med Spa
Bodyscapes Fitness Confident Directions Life Coaching
Impressive Nails Maxwells 148 Nancy Safiol Spa Service
Phaidra Nails Salon Charisma Salon Entrée Nous Silpada
Jewelry Southborough Jewelers The English Garden
Theracopia Tomasso Trattoria Tupperware Wild Tree Herbs
Whole Foods Market, Framingham
Space is limited.
Please purchase your $25 tickets in advance by sending a check to Jill
Pappas at 17 Southwood Drive. The check should be made payable to Friends of
the Southborough Youth Commission.
Raffle Tickets will be
available for purchase at the Community House (April 17th) from
6:00-7:00pm, for those who cannot make the event and donations are always
welcome! All winners will be notified the following day.
Friends of the Southborough
Youth Commission will be donating 100% of the proceeds to Southborough Youth
and Family Services. Please come, enjoy your evening and make a difference
Just Ducky Weather
April 1, 2008 - A mallard swims around the farm
pond at the Breakneck Hill Conservation lands today. Although it was a
bit warmer, it was windy and off and on showers today.
Soon to be busy
March 31, 2008 - 911 field stands empty but
will soon be the host to many a sporting event. Fees will be charged
for the first time this year to use the field. The cost is $30.00 an
hour that will go to the upkeep of the field. Scheduling is through
the Southborough Recreation Department.
March 31 - April 4, 2008
upper hall cordaville
hearing room town house
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
hearing room town house
Hearing room Town House
conference room Fayville Hall
conference room DPW
10:30 story and craft 4 -5 yrs
10:30 story& crafts 2-3yrs
10:00 book review Interpreter of
10:30 story and craft
6:30 young adult book group
music &mother goose 0 - 2 yrs
7:30 crochet class
11:00 music and mother goose
EYES FOR THE NEEDY!
What is New Eyes for the
New Eyes for the
Needy is an organization that provides eyeglasses in developing
nations. In developing nations eyeglasses can cost as much as a full
year’s salary. Without eyeglasses, people cannot work, read, or go
to school. The eyeglasses are shipped all over the world and greatly
help the recipients.
What you can Donate:
and sunglasses in good condition
Metal Eyeglasses in
Boxes are located in the
Southborough Senior Center, Saint Anne’s Church and at the Southborough
If you have any questions,
contact Emily Coombs at
or visit New Eyes for the Needy at
Southborough Senior Center Schedule
8:30 Health clinic
8:30 Walking Group
9:30 AM Painting
8:30 Health Clinic
10:00 10 most asked
11:30 AM Lunch
10:00 Creative Writers
12:00 Ping Pong
chair exercise colonial gardens
11:30 AM Lunch
12:00 PM Lunch
Blue Plate Special
1:00 water aerobics
1:00 water aerobics
12:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM fitness
Walk on the Wild Side
March 30, 2008 - These youngsters have finally
made their way out of the inflatable obstacle course at yesterdays Finn
School Spring Fling. Below, these children enjoy the craft and games
A Sign of Spring
March 30, 2008 - pussy
willows had a breakout this weekend. Another sign spring might be coming?
Dog Licenses: 2008 will be available March
period is April 1st – March 31st. All dogs six months of age and
older must be licensed with the Town Clerk.
A $10 late fee will be charged for each dog not licensed by June
1st, plus penalties.
Puppies: New puppies over
6 months - 30 days to license
NEW to Town: just moved to Southborough - 30 days to license.
Current rabies vaccination must be provided.
Apply by Mail - Click here
Fees: payment is cash or check.
$10.00 (NOT spayed/neutered)
$6.00 (spayed or neutered with vet
ANIMAL EMERGENCIES -
Loose Dogs: Animal Control Officer, Leslie Boardman:
Leash Law: All dogs in Southborough must be in control at all
times. Any dog found to be in violation and picked up by the Animal
Control Officer will be subject to an initial fine of $15.00 plus
Town of Southborough
Community Emergency Response Team
Are you a
motivated person looking for ways to help your family, neighbors and
community during times of emergencies and disasters and be a part of vital
The Town of Southborough Emergency Management
Agency (SEMA) is looking for citizen volunteers to join the Town’s
Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT).
CERT is a nationally recognized program that
organizes and trains citizens to assist in vital roles during various
community and regional emergencies. Members provide critical support
in basic emergency medical treatment, fire suppression, and light search and
rescue services in coordination with professional emergency responders. CERT
members also assist in vital non-hazardous roles during emergencies such as
clerical and business related assistance, providing specialized and 4x4
equipment, and providing specialized skills, such as structural engineering
and auto repair. CERT members assist in other vital non-hazardous roles
during emergencies such as providing clerical and business related
assistance, such as accounting, providing specialized equipment, such as
off-road vehicles and providing specialized skills, such as structural
engineering and auto repair. CERT members are also trained in disaster
preparedness and take part in projects during non-disaster times to
improve the safety of their communities.
As a Southborough CERT member you will
receive free classroom and hands-on training on various related topics
and qualify for several national certifications.
If you are at least 18 years of age, a resident
of Southborough or a surrounding town and are committed to the helping
others and the community we encourage you to join!
To apply or receive further information please
contact SEMA Director of Operations Neal Aspesi at (508) 485-3235 ext 437 or
Applications are also available on line at
under “Emerg. Management”.
Saturday, April 26, 2008, at 10:00am
Tuesday, May, 6, 2008, at 7:00pm
Both meetings will be held at the Southborough
Fire Station at 21 Main Street. The meetings are open to the public and
refreshments will be served.
Winners in the Spelling Bee
March 30, 2008 - The Ides of March came in
second place in the first annual Southborough Education Foundation spelling
bee held earlier this month.
ARHS Girls Track
March 30, 2008 - The Central MA District E
Champion Girls track team await their awards Thursday night at the ARHS
student/faculty basketball game.
SPEAKER OFFERS ADVICE TO METROWEST PARENTS
April 3rd at 7:00PM at Algonquin Regional High School
“How can my child talk to
me that way?” wonder parents of teens and tweens. A child who was once
well-behaved becomes disrespectful and full of attitude, and the parents end
up feeling angry, frustrated, and helpless. According to Joani Geltman, an
expert in teen-parent relationships, this is one of the most common causes
of discord in households with teens. “Parents need to understand that their
kids are not doing these things to them in a personal way. Teens and tweens
are simply missing the ‘edit’ button. The disrespectful behavior is
developmental, and once parents understand this and can stop feeling hurt,
they can take a step back and implement some strategies to help curb the
behavior,” says Geltman.
On Thursday, April 3, at
7:00 pm, Geltman will be arming parents with just those strategies at a talk
titled “Adolescent Psychology: The Parent Version” at Algonquin Regional
High School in Northborough. “I send parents home with very practical tools
they can begin to use immediately. We have fun during the program, though,
because it’s important to keep in mind that the teen years are but a moment
in time. Things do get better. You need to be able to inject some humor into
the situation so the parental anxiety level goes down,” says Geltman.
In her talk, Geltman
reviews the many physical, cognitive, and emotional/social changes that
occur in adolescence. “Adolescent brains are changing and this drives their
behaviors. It’s like having a new computer and you don’t quite know how it
works yet. Tweens and teens have all these new ideas, thoughts, curiosity,
and feelings happening at once and they don’t have the emotional experience
to handle the overload. They end up making lots of mistakes and crashing the
computer. The parents then try to help them fix it, but with a new computer
you really need to fiddle around with it yourself. You can’t have someone
tell you how to use it. It’s the same with teens,” says Geltman.
According to Geltman,
parents of adolescents find themselves pushed to the periphery of their
child’s world, where they were once at its center. The teen relationship
also tends to become issue-based versus fun-based. The days of sitting down
and playing a game with your child are over. Instead, parents become
micromanagers – “Did you do your homework?”; “Where are you going?”; “Did
you clean your room?” Geltman stresses that during the teen years, parents
need to find new ways to build and maintain the relationship so the fun and
laughter are not lost.
“Another big problem is
that parents have unrealistic expectations. For example, they get mad when
their teenager is disorganized, has a messy room, or forgets her homework at
home. Remember their brains are on overload, so whatever is at the top of
their mind when they leave the house is what will take precedence. Your
daughter really meant to take her homework to school, but when a friend
texted her as she was walking out the door, that became her new priority,”
says Geltman. “Instead of getting mad, parents need to recognize that
something is not working and needs to be handled differently.”
No matter where a parent is
in the process, in the midst of the teen years or with them looming on the
horizon, Geltman’s talk can provide valuable tools. “If your child is in
elementary school, you can set up a foundation early for what lies ahead. If
you’re currently dealing with a completely disrespectful teen, there are
ways to fix the situation. When the parent changes, the child’s behavior
will change in kind,” she says.
Parents who attend the talk
will leave better prepared to:
limits so your child will want to follow them
Learn about your
teens’ imaginary audience and personal fable
tools for identifying and dealing with experimentation with sex,
drugs, and alcohol
factors for teen depression and anxiety
Geltman’s talk, which is
free to the public, is being co-sponsored by the Algonquin Parent Teacher
Association, Southborough Organization for Schools and the Northborough
Parent Teacher Association.
Joani Geltman, MSW, has
worked as a therapist, parenting coach and consultant for 30 years. She is
on the faculty at Lesley University and Curry College. Geltman has been a
parenting columnist for the Tab Newspapers, has produced and hosted “Who’s
Listening,” a parent-teen talk forum, and is a featured parent expert on the
will perform at
The Grange Hall Coffeehouse
91 Old County
Rd, East Sandwich, MA
12, 2008 8:00pm
or questions: 508-418-0888
Aztec Two - Step recently appeared
in Southborough at the Steeple Coffeehouse. If you love their music,
you might want to follow them down to this engagement in Sandwich, MA.