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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

Oregon Road

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.

Sudbury 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 registration.

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 public agencies.

Open House Sunday April 6, 2008 call Lorraine Estella of Realty Executives

Lorraine Estella
Lorraine Estella
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

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

Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS St. Peter Marian H.s 9/11 Field in 4:00PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS St. Peter Marian H.s 9/11 Field in 5:30PM

AVRTHS Sports Schedule 4/5/08

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 in Pennsylvania.

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 others).

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 decisions.

"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 customer experience."

"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."

About ViryaNet

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 www.viryanet.com


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.

Misty Pines

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 Men

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 boys.

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.

Linda Petry

Southborough, MA

Spring Training

April 4, 2008 - A little throw ball practice on the infield the other night in hopes that spring training will become spring playing soon.

Josephine 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




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 Southborough.

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

Fay School Construction

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 problems.

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 sponsors.

You can sponsor me:   Go to the following URL:


You can mail me a check to:

Amanda Watters

17 Wood St.

Southborough, MA 01772

Please make all checks payable to Children’s Hospital Boston.

Thank you,


Don't forget to register for Spring and Summer sports, recreation, trips and summer camp through the Southborough Recreation  

or Arts classes, camps and classes from the Arts Center of Southborough.

or sign up for the summer program through the Southborough Youth and Family Services.

Sweeping Up

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 lands.


Utility work

April 2, 2008 - A Verizon worker works on the lines along Route 85 near the Rural Cemetery.

Southborough Education Foundation Grants

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 click here.

Sudbury Valley Trustees

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 www.svtweb.org














the clinic will be held at


COST:   $10.00/ANIMAL

HOURS FOR CATS: 2:00 - 3:00

HOURS FOR DOGS: 3:00 - 4:00




April 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 Library.

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 programs.

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) MacDougall



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 Fool's Joke

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.

Spring Flinging

April 1, 2008 - A large crowd of youngsters enjoyed all the thrills and spills of the Finn Spring Fling held earlier this weekend.

Gulbankian 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 spring flowers.

Gulbankian 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.


LOCATION: The Community House, 28 Main Street, Southborough

WHEN: Thursday, April 17th

TIME: 7:00pm-9:00pm

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 $50 or more from the following establishments:

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

And more……….

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.

Southborough meetings

March 31 - April 4, 2008





Advisory Committee 3/31 7:30 PM upper hall cordaville
3/31 7:00 PM hearing room town house
4/1 7:00 PM hearing room town house
Technology committee 4/1 6:00 PM Hearing room Town House
youth commission 4/1 7:15 conference room Fayville Hall
recycling committee 4/3 7:30 PM conference room DPW

Sunday 30

Monday 31

Tuesday 1

Wednesday 2

Thursday 3

Friday 4

Saturday 5


10:30 story and craft 4 -5 yrs

10:30 story& crafts 2-3yrs

10:00 book review Interpreter of Maladies

10:30 story and craft

3:30 knitting

6:30 young adult book group

music &mother goose 0 - 2 yrs


7:30 crochet class


11:00 music and mother goose


What is New Eyes for the Needy?

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:

Plastic eyeglasses and sunglasses in good condition

Metal Eyeglasses in any condition

Pairs of Prescription lenses

Boxes are located in the Southborough Senior Center, Saint Anne’s Church and at the Southborough Library

If you have any questions, contact Emily Coombs at

ecoombs@newtoncountryday.org  or visit New Eyes for the Needy at http://www.neweyesfortheneedy.org/index.html

Southborough Senior Center Schedule

Monday 31

Tuesday 1

Wednesday 2

Thursday 3

Friday 4

8:30 Health clinic

8:30 Walking Group

9:30 AM Painting

8:30 Health Clinic

10:00 10 most asked pharmacy questions


11:00 Senior Singers


9:30 Mah Jongg

10:00 brunch

11:30 AM Lunch

10:00 AM Pool 10:00 Creative Writers  
9:30 Cribbage

12:00 Ping Pong

11:00 chair exercise colonial gardens 11:30 AM Lunch 12:00 PM Lunch

Blue Plate Special

12:15 PM Pitch


12:15 PM Pitch

1:00 water aerobics

12:00 lunch

1:00 water aerobics 12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM bridge


2:00 PM fitness


2:00 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 available.


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 1st.

The licensing 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.

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 for application

Fees:  payment is cash or check.

$10.00 (NOT spayed/neutered)

$6.00 (spayed or neutered with vet certificate)

     ANIMAL EMERGENCIES - Police 508.485.7817

Loose Dogs: Animal Control Officer, Leslie Boardman: 508.485.7817
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 boarding fees.


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 team?

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 naspesi@southboroughma.com  Applications are also available on line at www.southboroughfire.org  under “Emerg. Management”.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:

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.

Second Place 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 team

March 30, 2008 - The Central MA District E Champion Girls track team await their awards Thursday night at the ARHS student/faculty basketball game.



Thursday, 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:

Set appropriate limits so your child will want to follow them

Teen-proof your relationship

Teen-proof your home

Learn about your teens’ imaginary audience and personal fable

Develop effective tools for identifying and dealing with experimentation with sex, drugs, and alcohol

Identify risk factors for teen depression and anxiety

Set realistic expectations

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 MYTV channel.

Aztec Two-Step

will perform at

The Grange Hall Coffeehouse

91 Old County Rd, East Sandwich, MA

April 12, 2008  8:00pm


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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.