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April 20, 2008 - April 26, 2008

Don't Fence Me In

April 26, 2008 - Paul Bourdon puts a more solid fence up along the divide that will separate the Belted Galloway cows from the Community gardens on Breakneck Hill Road.

 

Town of Southborough

Community Emergency Response Team

(CERT)

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).

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.

Nesting

April 26, 2008 - This robin is nesting in Rhododendron bushes right outside the door to a home. (contributed photo Kendalls)

Algonquin Regional High School Important Dates:

04/15/08 American Legion Boys State Conference Applications Due

(Junior Boys) - Visit the CRC for more information

04/19-27 April vacation

04/28/08 School resumes

04/28-05/02 Junior College Planning Workshop #2

05/02 Junior Parent Breakfast~ 7:30 am in the cafeteria

05/05-16 AP Exams

05/20/08 Senior Award Nights

05/28/08 College Fair for Students Requiring Academic Support Services

05/29/08 "The Admissions Game" guest speaker Peter Van Burskirk 7:00 pm

06/08/08 Graduation

Artwork

April 26, 2008 - These future artists work diligently on their projects at art camp this week.

 

Algonquin Regional High School

Workshop Production

Presents

The Good Doctor

A comedy written by Neil Simon

Directed By Tom Alera

Presented by special arrangement Samuel French - 45 West 25th Street - New York, 10010

Tickets sold at door– H125 Theater

Seating is limited

Tickets: $3

Friday, May 2nd– Faculty Performance - 2:30 pm

Friday, May 2nd - 8:00 pm

Saturday, May 3rd - 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 4th - 3:00 pm

Featuring:

Brendan Colcord, Don Doucette, Lisa Dougherty, Shay Gibson, Kyle Harris, Molly Lister, Marissa McCormick, Dennis McNamara, and Billy Waters.

Sudbury Valley Trustees Introduction to Letterboxing

Saturday, April 26: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Have you heard of letterboxing but are unsure of exactly what it is? This SVT event will appeal to both those new to letterboxing as well as experienced letterboxers who want to join together with others. The gathering will include a potluck welcome. Letterboxes for the day, from letterboxers far and wide, will be planted on trails around the SVT property. For those who are interested, there will be additional classes, including letterbox stamp carving and logbook making, as well as guided nature watching. A small booth for those interested in purchasing supplies will be available. Leader: SVT member Diana Newton Wood. 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.

Art Camp

April 24, 2008 - Art students begin work on their wood sculptures yesterday during classes at the South Union School.

Here's Looking At You

April 24, 2008 - A gobbler stares down at the camera.

ROJECT SMILE

 


Nursing home residents with their new stuffed animals from Project Smile

Project Smile Blog Launched

Launched in January, the Project Smile blog offers a look inside the daily operations of the non profit. Starting with Project Smile's unique history, it gives readers the chance to share the highs, lows, anxieties and immense rewards that are part of Project Smile. To stay current, the blog is updated 5 days a week.

"I really find it quite fun to write our blog," said Catherine Pisacane, executive director. "I enjoy sharing the various things that go on during the day and I'm hoping that it helps give people a greater insight into our work" The blog also has a slideshow of over 100 Project Smile photographs. Be sure to visit our Project Smile blog regularly to find out what's new: http://projectsmile-catherine.blogspot.com

The blog link is also available on our website: www.projectsmile.org

200 Foundation Awards $2,000 Grant

The Framingham based 200 Foundation awarded a $2,000 grant to Project Smile to help support the organization's ongoing efforts to help children. The Foundation, whose mission is "helping those that are less fortunate" supports many non profits throughout the region. This was Project Smile's first grant from the 200 Foundation.

"We are very grateful that they chose to support our work," said Catherine Pisacane. We were invited to the Foundation's annual awards dinner and it was so impressive to hear about the work that all the other charities do that were receiving grants as well. To be included with those organizations was an honor."

Hopedale Police Association Donates $500

Continuing their support, the Hopedale Police Association recently donated $500 to Project Smile. The Association has supported Project Smile's efforts for the past three years with financial contributions. Their donation will go directly to help Project Smile continue its mission.

"It is particularly wonderful to have the support of our local police association," said Catherine Pisacane. "Hopedale is our home town and it means a lot that our police officers are so supportive of our work. We rely on continued financial support to maintain our work, so donations like this one are incredibly important."

 

Project Smile
SMILE

 

 

Project Smile Recipient of $5,000 TJX Foundation Grant

The TJX Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Project Smile. The TJX Foundation, the charitable arm of Framingham based TJX Companies Inc, awarded the grant to support Project Smile’s primary program, officially known as Operation Child Smile.

“This grant from the TJX Foundation is absolutely wonderful. This is one of our largest grants. It will help us expand our services and replenish the supply of participating departments,” said Catherine Pisacane. “We rely on support like this to continue our mission and we are appreciative that TJX chose to support our efforts to help children.”

In 2007, TJX Companies supported 1,800 charitable organizations worldwide. The purpose of The TJX Foundation’s Giving Program is to support nonprofit organizations that provide services which promote and improve the quality of life for children, women and families in need.

In January, Project Smile launched the Operation Elder Care program which provides elderly residents of nursing homes with gifts of stuffed animals. These items offer gestures of warmth and compassion to elderly who are transitioning to life in a nursing home, many of whom are sick and frail. The organization currently supplies stuffed animals to twelve area nursing homes as well as 129 police and fire departments in New England.

Plans Underway for Gala 5th Anniversary Celebration

Save the date for Project Smile’s milestone 5th Anniversary Celebration! Friday, October 3, 2008, 6:30PM at the Sheraton Hotel, Milford. Plans are well underway for this exciting occasion.

The event will feature a tremendous silent auction- including tickets to the Colbert Report, Daily Show with Jon Stewart, F1 Racing passes, limousine ride gift certificate, an official American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol, plenty of restaurant gift certificates, gift basket from Wachusett Brewery, white water rafting trip, kayaking trip, whale watching excursion, museum passes, jewelry, autographed Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and Celtics items. Watch for our auction list to grow even more as our event gets closer!

One of the highlights of our Anniversary Celebration will be the debut of the Project Smile song. An original song composed by Lisa Yves, it will be performed live by Lisa and Krysta Youngs, both professional singers. The event will also feature the debut of the 2009 calendar, live jazz music, food, drinks and a raffle. Miss Massachusetts will be among the special guests.

Sponsors are needed to help support the event, sponsor levels range from $50-$550 at the platinum level. Volunteers are also needed to assist in selling event tickets (available for a $10 donation) and to help staff the event. If you would like to help sponsor, donate an item for our auction or volunteer, please call 508-634-0203.

Great Stretch of Weather to get your Car Washed

April 24, 2008 - Get the car washed for your big Friday night out.  Take your vehicle to the brand new Choice Car Wash in Southborough.  Conveniently located on Boston Road nearby Southborough Auto Tech.  Choice Car Wash employs the newest technological advances in a car washing system.  Choice Car Wash uses the Touch Free System of high pressure wash without touching your vehicle or use the Tandem Rite Touch System that incorporates both a High Pressure wash and a revolutionary soft neo-glide microfiber for that perfect clean look.  Choice Car Wash is completely self-automated from the payment kiosks to the wide open bays with no cradles to have to navigate your vehicle into.  An environmentally friendly car wash with all the latest advances in saving, treating and recycling water and getting your vehicle sparkling clean at the same time.  The bays can take vehicles up to 7'4" and 22' long.

Stop and Go

April 24, 2008 - CSX Railroad signals indicate train traffic on the two rails on the south side of town.  The  brighter white lights in the lower center are from the Southborough MBTA station on River Street.

SOUTHBOROUGH EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM, INC.

WELCOMES NEW TROTTIER SCHOOL SITE COORINATOR

(SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., March 26, 2008) – Southborough Extended Day Program, Inc. is pleased to welcome Rebecca Mickens as the new site coordinator for the Trottier School Program.

Rebecca is no stranger to SEDP as she has been a group leader at the Neary Program for the last four years. Becky has dedicated her career to working with kids and is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Mass Bay Community College. Becky welcomes this change with a big smile and is very excited to work with the program’s second and third grade students!

Southborough Extended Day Program, Inc. is a non-profit childcare program designed by working parents for children in grades K-8. The program is designed to offer educational and social enrichment for the children of Southborough. The Program strives to provide the highest quality school-age childcare program where parents are assured of a safe, healthy and happy after-school environment for their children. Through pursuing their own interests and making friends in a relaxed, trusting atmosphere, children grow in confidence and independence, and develop respect for themselves and others.

For more information, or to sign up for SEDP, simply call (508) 481-9353 or visit the Southborough Extended Day Program’s website at www.southboroextendedday.com

Spring time in Southborough

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 23, 2008

It's a nice time to get out and take a walk. Southborough is blessed with several close by trails on land such as Breakneck Hill, Chestnut Hill, the Reservoir Trail, the Town Forest and more. Click the tab above for  the Outdoor page for more info on where to take a hike.

Want to Help out?

April 23, 2008 - The Southborough News featured Sarah Gibbs a few days ago.  She held a car wash to help raise funds for her trip to Alaska to help build a home through Habitat for Humanity.  She is looking to collect $1800 for the trip.  If you would like to donate you can go to her webpage click here if you would like to donate by check contact editor@southboroughnews.com for more information. Sarah says thank you to all who have been helping.

 

Town of Southborough

Community Emergency Response Team

(CERT)

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.

Overflowing

April 23, 2008 - The MWRA has the Sudbury Reservoir system open so that everything is flowing fairly fast and deep.

Need more room or have been dreaming of making that single story home into a two story? Want to renovate current space in your home?  How about adding a garage with a master bedroom, walk in closets and spa bathroom? .  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.

           

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Police Log

 

April 23, 2008 - Shouldn't you be in a Police cruiser?

Saturday 4/12

MVSviolation: Route 85 by St. Marks, Route 9 @ Crystal Pond, Route 9

Patrol and building checks

22:27 suspicious activity 3 cars near golf gate Valley Road

22:04 Residential fire alarm Redgate Lane

21:34 fire alarm Main Street

21:14 suspicious activity Northboro Road vehicle

19:38 Boston Road and Framingham Road lights out

18:56 route 9 and Central Street traffic lights out

17:29 Larceny from Motor Vehicle Sears Road

17:27 Medical Boston Road, patient needs oxygen due to power failure

17:21 FD Boston Road Light struck transformer wires down

16:31 burglary Latisquama house in disarray

15:46 ACO found small dog

14:26 MVA hit and run Woodland Road

13:47 fire alarm Wentworth

13:02 Middle Road parking complaint parking both sides of road

12:41 ACO dog at station

11:43 Route 9 dog loose

08:45 solicitors in town

05:04 Commercial alarm route 9

04:32 residential alarm Hidden Meadow Lane

01:49 assist citizen with rental question  For More Police Log click

 

SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT
DAILY LOG



Tuesday 4/15/08

09:00 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT STEARNS RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

10:30 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING SMITH PL CAM
C20 CHIEF MAURO FF STRONG

13:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE MIDDLE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

15:09 COMPLAINT INVESTIGATED PARKERVILLE RD
C20 CHIEF MAURO CAPT MAURO

18:47 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ TURNPIKE RD
A28 FF SHANAHAN FF KANE
C30 FF NEAL

19:00 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING PARKERVILLE RD
C20 CHIEF MAURO

Wednesday 4/16/08

08:00 PRE BLAST SURVEY MAIN ST
C27 CAPT MAURO

10:00 PLAN REVIEW - COMMERCIAL TURNPIKE RD
C3 CAPT MAURO

10:01 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ MAIN ST
A28 FF CRINGAN FF WILLS

10:55 BRUSH,BRUSH & GRASS MIX FIRE STRAWBERRY HILL RD
B24 CAPT HUBLEY FF SHANAHAN
C20 CHIEF MAURO
C27 CAPT MAURO

11:04 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ BIGELOW RD
A28 FF WILLS FF CRINGAN

11:30 FIRE DEPT INVEST/ASSIST/OTHER MAIN ST
C20 SOH F

14:02 SMOKE DET. ACTIV. DUE TO MALFU WHITE BAGLEY RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

15:16 UNINTENTIONAL ALARM SYS TRIP NORTHBORO RD
C27 CAPT MAURO
E21 FF SHANAHAN FF WILLS
E22 CAPT MAURO FF CRINGAN

15:17 GAS LEAK (NATURAL GAS OR LPG)COMMON ST
C20 CHIEF MAURO
C27 CAPT MAURO
E21 FF SHANAHAN FF WILLS
E22 CAPT HUBLEY FF CRINGAN  For More fire log click

ARHS Sports Schedule 4/23/08

no events scheduled

AVRTHS Sports Schedule 4/23/08

Girls Varsity Softball @ Maynard High School Click for directions   10:00AM
 
 Girls JV Softball VS Maynard High School   10:00AM
 
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Maynard High School Click for directions   10:00AM
 
 Boys JV Baseball VS Maynard High School   10:00AM
 
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Tri-County Reg Tech HS   11:00AM

Hitchhiker

April 22, 2008 - A female cardinal lands on the door. Eventually she will attack the "visitor" in the mirror.

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Patriot’s Day

Library Closed

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*2:00 Greg McAdams

Team Magic!

Magic Show for Children

 

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11:00 Music and Mother Goose

*3:00 Southborough Children’s Author Susan Lubner visiting the library!

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11:00 Music and Mother Goose

 

Transfer Load Returns

April 22, 2008 - The DPW transfer trailer returns from a trip to the Millbury Wheelabrator trash to energy plant.

Fire News

 SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT
DAILY LOG



Tuesday 4/8/08

06:11 SPILL/LEAK, NO IGNITION 495 NORTH SOUTH OF 23C
E22 LT DANO FF COBB

09:46 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ SUMMIT RD
A28 FF CRINGAN FF WILLS
C30 CAPT HUBLEY

13:20 PLAN REVIEW - COMMERCIAL TURNPIKE RD
C3 CAPT MAURO

14:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE WILDWOOD DR
C27 CAPT MAURO

15:17 COMPLAINT INVESTIGATED TURNPIKE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

19:00 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING COMMON ST
C20 CHIEF MAURO

20:11 PUBLIC SERVICE ASSISTANCE, OTH TURNPIKE RD
C30 FF NEAL

20:48 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ NEWTON ST
A28 FF CRINGAN FF WILLS
C30 FF NEAL 
For More fire log click

Brush Burning ban

"As a result of the large number and size of wildland fires across the Commonwealth  the Department of Conservation and Recreation is requesting that all municipalities prohibit permitting open burning until further notice. Dry fuel conditions, coupled with long-term dry, low relative humidity, and moderate winds weather conditions warrant the prohibition."

Bark Mulch Fire

April 22, 2008 - Firefighters responded to a house on Hickory Road at 2:55 PM April 19, after a report of a house fire. Due to the nature of the call, Box 16 was sounded recalling off-duty and on-call firefighters. An aerial ladder from Westborough was also called as Southborough's aerial is out of service.  Arriving firefighters found the homeowner had extinguished a fire that started in dry mulch and spread to the house. Firefighters ensured that the fire did not spread and were clear of the scene by 2:55 PM.

April 22, 2008  - Southborough's 9-1-1 communication center received a report of heavy black smoke filling a home on Fisher Road on April 17th at 8:19 AM. Box 16 was sounded recalling off-duty and call firefighters. Arriving firefighters found the smoke had dissipated, however a strong smell of electrical burning was present in the house. After investigating, it was determined that a control box on the home's furnace had burned out. No injuries were reported.

Southborough Senior Center Schedule

Monday 21

Tuesday 22

Wednesday 23

Thursday 24

Friday 25

Patriots day holiday

8:30 Walking Group

9:30 AM Painting

8:30 Health Clinic

 

 

 

 

9:30 Mah Jongg

 
 

11:00 Senior Singers

10:00 AM Pool 10:00 Creative Writers 12:00 PM lunch
 

11:30 AM Lunch

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

12:00 Ping Pong

 

12:30 PM Pitch

1:00 Bingo
  12:30 PM Pitch 12:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM bridge

 
   

2:00 Fitness

 

 

         

Southborough meetings

April 22, - April 25 2008

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

Cable Committee 4/22 7:00 PM cable access office Fayville Hall
Scholarship Advisory Committee 4/22 7:30 PM Meeting Room Library

ARHS Sports Schedule 4/22/08

Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Hopkinton High School 9/11 Field in 1:00PM
 
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS Hopkinton High School 9/11 Field in 2:30PM

AVRTHS Sports Schedule 4/22/08

no events scheduled

Puppy Love

April 21, 2008 - This pup is getting was getting a lot of attention this weekend at the soccer game.

Marching Right Along

April 21, 2008 - A Killdeer bird marches right along the edge of the brook at the Davco Apple Orchard Conservation land on Breakneck Hill.

Cat Track

April 21, 2008 - Another piece of track equipment rolls westbound on the CSX tracks.

Mark E. Brefka

 

 

DARIEN, CONN. Mark Edward Brefka, 52, investment banker and sportsman, of Darien, Conn., died unexpectedly while walking his dogs at Verbank Preserve, Verbank, N.Y. on April 6, 2008. Born in Syracuse, N.Y. on December 26, 1955, he was the son of Paul and Ruth (Danielson) Brefka of Southborough, and the brother of Maria Brefka Heller of Sydney, Australia. Mr. Brefka developed a love of fly fishing and upland bird hunting from his father, and continued his favorite pastime throughout his life with a succession of golden retrievers, setters and spaniels. In addition to being a member of Verbank, he was also the treasurer of the Hollenbeck Trout Club in Falls Village, Conn., and a member of the Anglers' Club of New York and the University Club. He particularly enjoyed trips to Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula to fish for Atlantic salmon and supported the Atlantic Salmon Federation and Trout Unlimited. Mr. Brefka was also an expert sailor, owning Severin, a J-120, for many years. He was a member of the American Yacht Club in Rye, N.Y., and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. In 1998 and 2000 he was the navigator on Stampeded which won the J-44 class in the Newport Bermuda race. After winning the race a second time, the boat's crew gave him the nickname "Magellan", as a tribute to his navigational prowess. In 2002, Stampede's attempt to repeat an unprecedented third win the J-44 class race was foiled by only a few minutes when the boat finished second after sailing for 635 nautical miles. He had been schedule to navigate Stampede in the Bermuda race again this June. Mr. Brefka also enjoyed playing golf and shooting sporting clays. His numerous business and personal friends remember him as a dedicated father and devoted son, as well as for his compassionate spirit and wonderful sense of humor. Mr. Brefka was a graduate of Colby College, Class of 1977, where he met for former Cornelia Armbrecht. They were married in 1984 and divorced in 2004. They have two sons, Paul Edward, a junior at the Kent School in Connecticut and Henry Pearson, a seventh grad student at Greenwich Country Day. Mr. Brefka particularly enjoyed receiving competitive chess lessons from Paul and regaling in Henry's artistic abilities. Mr. Brefka obtained his MBA from Cornell University in 1982. He began a successful career in investment banking with Prudential Securities in New York in the mid 1980s. He was stationed in Hong Kong in 1987-1988 and rose to become a managing director of the firm and head of international banks, Josephthal & Co., Inc. and Blue Stone Capital Partners, both in New York. Since 2005, Mr. Bufka had been a director of acquisitions at Everlands in New York, a successful new global membership club with a conservation imperative. At Everlands, Mr. Brefka was able to apply his international banking skills acquiring spectacular conservation and sporting properties and, at the same time, realize his passion for the outdoors and international travel. He is survived by his parents, sister, a former wife, two sons, and his companion, Jane Allardt of Greenwich, Conn. A celebration of his life will be held on May 9, at 2 p.m. at the Pilgrim Church, Southborough. The family requests that no flowers be sent.
 

Margaret Passanisi Grasso

 

 

MELROSE Margaret Passanisi Grasso, 86, of Melrose and Ashland died Friday, April 18, 2008. She was born in Boston Sept. 7, 1921, a daughter of the late Dominic Passanisi and Maria Sarageno, also of Boston. Margaret was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She centered her life around her family and was always surrounded by her children and many grandchildren. An excellent cook, Margaret was most often found in her kitchen creating delicious meals for her family and friends. She also was an expert knitter, who was well known for the beautiful sweaters and blankets that she lovingly made not only for her own family but for the children and grandchildren of friends as well. In her later years she often played cards, was an avid reader and was an active member of the elderly community in which she lived. She was succeeded in death by her husband, Charles Grasso Sr., and eldest son, Leo Grasso Sr. She is survived by two brothers, Peter Passanisi and Melo Passanisi of Florida and one sister, Sarah Cacciola of Everett. In addition to her siblings she is survived by her four children, Charles Grasso of Alaska, Robert Grasso of Virginia, Annemarie Fairhurst of Massachusetts and Diane Costello of Florida; as well as her grandchildren Heather, Rochelle, Jessica, Ronald, Paul, Michael, Brian, Robert James, Pamela Marie, Marie, Tina, Karen, Charles and Leo Jr.; 17 great-grandchildren and one great- great-granddaughter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthews Church in Southborough. Burial will be private. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m., at Matarese Funeral Home (www.mataresefuneral.com), Main Street in Ashland.
 

Robert A. Mackey

   

Robert A. Mackey 52, of Framingham died on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at his home after being suddenly stricken ill.

He was the son of Ellen (Guligauskas) Mackey of Framingham and the late Clarence Mackey who passed away in 1980.

Mr. Mackey was raised in Southborough and was a graduate of Algonquin Regional High School.

He was an independent contractor who installed carpet through out the Metro West area.

He enjoyed camping with his many friends and kayaking.

In addition to his mother he is survived by a sister Carol Mackey of Framingham and a brother John Mackey and his wife Stephanie of Athol.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, April 23, from 6 to 8 at the Morris funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough, (morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A funeral home service will be held on Thursday, April 24 at 11 AM at the Morris Funeral Home.

Burial will be later and at the convenience of the family.
 

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.

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

HOW GREEN DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?

Southborough

Community Gardens

at

Breakneck Hill Conservation Land

10 x 20 plots (& larger or smaller) available,

$20/plot (no charge for seniors)

Great Soil, Lots of Sun, Ample Parking

Contact: Joyce Greenleaf

Community Garden Coordinator

Southboro.garden@yahoo.com

Celebrate Earth Day with Sudbury Valley Trustees

Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth

Tuesday, April 22: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

From director Davis Guggenheim comes the Sundance Film Festival hit, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. This movie offers a passionate and inspirational look at former Vice-President Al Gore’s crusade to halt global warming’s deadly progress by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. SVT will provide the popcorn and your first beverage. Registration Required. Members $5.00. Non- members $10.00. 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

ARHS Sports Schedule 4/21/08

Boys Varsity Baseball VS Doherty Memorial High School   11:00AM
 
 Boys JV Baseball @ Doherty Memorial High School   11:00AM
 
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Doherty Memorial High School   11:00AM
 
 Girls JV Softball @ Doherty Memorial High School   11:00AM

AVRTHS Sports Schedule 4/21/08

no events scheduled

SUPPORT NEW EYES FOR THE NEEDY!

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

Senior of the Year

April 20, 2008 - Pictured is Fayville resident Angeline Pessini as she was named Senior of the year at the Annual Senior Center Volunteer Dinner.

Breakneck Hill Conservation Land Eagle Scout Project

 

April 20, 2008 - Boy Scout James Purpura leads the way at the Davco Orchard Conservation Property.  James is working on his Eagle Scout and has chosen to mark and build new trails on the property.  Here he is shown with fellow scouts and family working on the trails.

It's Bound to be there

April 20, 2008 - The boundary marker that marks the tri town connection with Southborough, Westborough and Hopkinton on an island in the middle of the Sudbury River.  A little known fact is that Selectmen of each city and town are charged with locating the town bounds and marking them.

CHAPTER 42. BOUNDARIES OF CITIES AND TOWNS

 

Chapter 42: Section 2. Locating and marking of town boundary markers; recordation; copy of records to contiguous town

Section 2. The boundary markers of every town shall be located, the marks thereon renewed, and the year located marked upon the face thereof which bears the letter of the town locating its boundary, once every five years, by at least two of the selectmen of the town or by two substitutes designated by them in writing. The marking shall be made with a paint or other suitable marking material.

The proceedings shall be recorded with the town clerk and the board of selectmen of the town in writing signed under penalty of perjury setting forth which boundary marks were located, and those which were not located. A copy of such records shall also be sent, by registered letter, to the town clerk and the board of selectmen of any contiguous town.

Enjoying the Sunshine

April 20, 2008 - Ms Bonetti enjoys watching the soccer practice at Neary School and soaking up the sunshine on a wonderful Saturday.  Ms Bonetti just celebrated her 85th birthday this past week.

News at Eleven

April 20, 2008 - Channel 5 news helicopter leaves the Westborough area Friday after filming a search.  Several residents of Westborough reported seeing a plane go down in the area of Cedar Swamp at the start of the Sudbury River.  Westborough and Southborough Firefighters searched possible sites and the State Police air wing came in and flew the area but no plane was spotted and the search called off.

Car Washing for Habitat for Humanity

April 20, 2008 - Sarah Gibbs washes a car at the Southborough DPW Saturday.  Sarah will be leaving for Alaska to assist building a home in Alaska later this year.  Her goal is to raise $1800.00 for this project.  She enlisted a lot of her friends to hold signs and help wash cars yesterday.

Opening Kickoff Day

April 20, 2008 - Students get instruction on Soccer skills yesterday at the Neary School.  Instructors from the Mass Premier Soccer taught the youth several skills needed to play the game.

Hydrant Flushing

April 20, 2008 - From shoveling snow around the hydrants to now it's time to flush the hydrants.  From the Southborough DPW Hydrant Flushing will happen on the following dates:

Southborough DPW-Water Division will be flushing hydrants the week of April 28th. (April 28th, 29th, 30th & May 1st & 2nd)  We flush the hydrants for water quality purposes.