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 May 18 - 24,  2008

Remember

May 24, 2008 - This weekend the Southborough News wants you to take the time to remember our veterans past, present and future. They help to ensure that you can continue to have those Memorial Day BBQ's.  Also stay safe on the highways.

Wait a Second

May 24, 2008 - A wild turkey checks out this goat.

Community House

May 24, 2008 - The Village Society has recently sent out a membership drive letter. If you did not receive one you can click here to read what it says about the home and the society and how to join.

May 24, 2008 - Gordon Morrison holds up original drawings for one of his first field guide illustrations. Below are many of the books he has authored or illustrated.  Gordon is a Southborough resident and has recently been featured at the Southborough Library, Southborough Open Land Foundation and Sudbury Valley Trustees.

Congratulations ARHS Track

May 23, 2008 - The girl’s track team are once again – Undefeated League Champions, District Relay Champions, District Champions (6th year in a row), and as of yesterday Mid Wach A League Champions!  The girls have had an amazing season breaking many school records!  They are coached by Lisa Danielson, Ken Peterson and Dawn Seiple. These pictures were taken at the District Meet in Shrewsbury on May 17th.

Snake in the Grass

May 23, 2008 - A garden snake slithers through the grass off Parkerville Road.

Kate Guadagnoli (of Clinton) and Jonathan Buck (of Southborough) were joined in marriage on Saturday, May 17 at 1:00 PM at St. John the Evangelist Church in Clinton, MA by Rev. Thomas Walsh, pastor at St. John's.  Following the wedding, the couple shared the evening in celebration with their guests at The Riverview in Hudson, MA.
 
Kate is the daughter of Cathy & Paul Guadagnoli of Clinton and Jonathan is the son of Leo & Nancy Buck of Southborough.

The couple is presently enjoying their honeymoon trip to the Hawaiian Islands. 
 

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. A Southborough News Advertiser.

 

May 23, 2008 Buy your cemetery flowers and memorial baskets at Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop at 40 Mt. Vickery Road at Route 85 right across from the Post office at Town Centre plaza.  Plenty of flowers to choose from.

Southborough Players Logo

Save The
Southborough Players
Open House
Friday June 13th  7:00pm-10:00pm
At the Southborough Community House 28 Main St. Southborough

Greetings!

The Southborough Players would like to invite you to attend an open house meeting at the Southborough Community House on Friday June 13th from 7-10PM to help with a critical decision on whether there will be a next season for the Players.  We are asking for you to demonstrate your support by attending this meeting and helping us keep this rich tradition for theater alive and well.
 
Since 1969, the Southborough Players have been staging performances on a continuous basis despite being a community theater by its purest definition- a group of volunteers living in the Metrowest area united by a common bond of a love for theater and appreciation for live performance.  The Players have been sustained over the years through a continuous refresh of new talent and new contributors willing to offer their time and energy to bring another production to opening night, which is the true magic of our operation. 
 
For the most part, these performances have been memorable.  In recent years we have attracted some wonderful actors, both young and old, to the stage to put on large-scale musicals like The King and I, The Wizard of Oz, Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and most recently one of our most successful show in terms of talent and box office, Seussical the Musical.  We have staged great dramas like Deathtrap and The Crucible, which won an award in the annual Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters (EMACT) festival; and of course, we have had fun putting on hysterical comedies such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Moon Over Buffalo.
 
Today, we find ourselves at a crossroads faced with a difficult decision that we feel has an easy remedy.  If you have ever wanted to get involved in theater and be a part of the great tradition that has been built here, come join us in June.  We intend to make this meeting a celebration of the shows we have performed in the past and a call to action for what we need most: people to run for the Board of Directors to help steer the organization, and those willing to learn how to be Producers for our next production. 
 
Our current Board is dedicated to assist in making this happen, we encourage all those that have been involved or want to be involved with theater to come meet with us so that we can ensure that there will be Another Opening, Another Show.
 
Best Regards,
The Southborough Players Board of Directors

Mark Kujawski President
Steve Bonner Vice President
Steve Sullivan Secretary
Rick Saunders Treasurer & Member At Large
Ivan Slovin Member At Large

 
 
 
Please join us June 13th at the Southborough Community House, without your help we can not survive.

 Please RSVP to the players either by phone (508-485-4424) or email  info@sbplayers.org
or simply reply to this newsletter
 
 
 
   
Volunteers
Needed

 
 Without your help we can not survive

 
Board Of Directors 
There are  5-7 Board Positions

President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Member At Large
 (up to 3)


 
 
Producer
The Producer is responsible for the overall production. The Producers works with the Production Staff, Directors and Board to insure a successful production (This is a paid position)
 
 
Production Staff
There are multiple  options available on the Production Staff such as:
 
Stage Manager
Program Manager
Asst. Director
Lighting & Sound Director
House Manager
Box Office Manager
Concession Manager


 
 
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Flash!!  We have another winner

 Congratulations to Lynn  who won the Target gift card today.  Look again tomorrow as we move the cake to another section and offer a  gift certificate to Stop N Shop. Thank you to all who are participating in the Contest.

Winners

Target Store gift card $10.00 - Lynn

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop $15.00 gift card - Ann

I Tunes $15.00 card - Keith

Starbucks $10 gift certificate - Laura

Coldstone $10 gift certificate - Pat

Memorial Day Weekend Events

May 15, 2008 - Dates and times for Memorial Day Observance, flag placement and parade.

Notice #1

2008 - Memorial Day Observance

Veterans are encouraged to join VFW Post 3276 and Legion Post 161 at the American Legion Headquarters - Community House at the corner of Rt. 30 and Rt. 85 :

Monday – May 26th at 8:15

The parade starts at 9:00 AM at the Marlboro Savings Bank and will visit the respective cemeteries to pay tribute and respect for those who have worn the uniform to protect our freedoms.

For more information – Contact VFW Commander - Steve Whynot (508-481-2359)

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Notice #2

Veterans and citizens are welcomed to join VFW Post 3276 and Legion Post 161 in placing flags on the graves of our fallen comrades.

Friday – May 23rd – 6:00 PM

Rural Cemetery – Rt. 85.

Please meet near the front of the Maintenance Building.

Help us place a flag on every Veterans grave – in tribute to their service to our country.

Contact Veterans Graves Officer - VFW Commander - Steve Whynot (508-481-2359) for more information.

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Note #3

Memorial Day Observance

Southborough Residents !!!!

Join VFW Post 3276 and American Legion Post 161 in honoring the nations fallen for Memorial Day Observance –

Monday – May 26th.

Veterans will lead the parade through downtown Southborough and visit the cemeteries along the route before ending our Observance at the All Wars Memorial.

In addition – A re-dedication of the recently renovated All Wars Memorial will be included.

For information – Please contact VFW Commander – Steve Whynot (508-481-2359).

Trimming up

May 22, 2008 - Contracted workers for the electric company trim the trees on Parkerville Road.

Southborough Food Pantry and the Marlborough Savings Bank have teamed up to collect non-perishable food for the pantry.  A bin for collection of the food items is now located in the Marlborough Savings Bank at the corner of Newton Street and East Main Street.

About Marlborough Savings Bank
Marlborough Savings Bank (MSB) is a locally run, independent mutual savings institution serving the Metrowest communities of Massachusetts since 1860. Mutual savings banks are owned by its depositors, not stockholders which deepens its’ commitment to its customers and the communities it serves. With branch offices in Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough, Sudbury and Westborough, MSB provides an extensive array of financial services and products for all personal and business life stages. A strong supporter of the communities, MSB is redefining what makes a great bank. For more information, visit
www.agreatbank.com .

Southborough News first birthday cake contest continues

Today you are looking for the Cake and the first to spot it will receive a $10.00 gift certificate to Target store.

Remember, you will only find the birthday cake on the above buttons Red fire, blue police, schools (found), Seniors, Community Links (found), Library (found), Veterans, Outdoors, Letters to the editor, Page 2, Archives, Business card ads and the Southboro News advertising.  When you find the cake, send an email with birthday cake in the subject line.  First email with the correct answer wins. 

Congratulations to Pat of Southborough winner of the Coldstone Gift Certificate; Laura the winner of the Starbucks Gift Certificate; Keith winner of the I Tunes Card; Ann winner of the Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop.

Lorraine Estella
Lorraine Estella
REALTY EXECUTIVES Boston West
205 Turnpike Rd • Southborough, MA  01772
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Direct: 508-449-4119 • Phone: 508-480-8800
Cell: 508-726-3809 • Fax: 508-449-4119
Website: www.LorraineEstella.com
Email: LMESTELLA@charter.net

May 22, 2008 - If you are looking to buy or rent in Southborough, Lorraine Estella of Realty Executives has several options available.  Click here for her website of listingsCurrently she has listed the following condo in Southborough.  It is an 8 room, 3 1/2 bath with master bedroom/bath, one other bedroom, 9'ceilings with crown moldings, California Closets, wired for surround sound, cherry kitchen cabinets with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.  Beautiful views from your deck.

Southborough Real Estate Transfers brought to you by Lorraine Estella of Realty Executives A Southborough News Advertiser.

Price

Address

Seller

Buyer

Date

200000

170 Woodland Road

Baystate Homecrafters LLC

Berger Aaron & Jennifer

5/14/2008

175000

170 Woodland Road

Tassia, Joseph P.

Baystate Homecrafters LLC

5/14/2008

288393.84

55 Central Street

Rabeni, Charles F., John J. Jr &

Federal National Mortgage Asso

5/14/2008

615000

14 Pinehill Road

Severance Gerard J. & Carol A.

Lavania, Archana &

5/12/2008

535000

7 Admirals Lane

Bloomstein, Wendy

Cohen, Steven B. & Deborah

5/7/2008

735000

5 Andrews Way

Potas, William & Susan

Whelan Matthew J. & Elana M.

5/6/2008

312500

41 Southville Road

Darrow, Duane D., Kirsten L.

Wambolt, Mark Jr.

5/2/2008

495000

3 General Henry Knox Rd

Roseel, Ann E.

Hauck, Andrew H. & Penelope V

5/2/2008

360000

3 Wildwood Drive

Beck, Sharron L.

Gallick, Joseph J., & Nancy M.

5/1/2008

400000

9 Redgate Lane

Sehgal, Prabhat K. & Neena

Sehgal, Anupama & Sealy, Thom

4/28/2008

715000

105 Middle Road

Melaleuca Inc

Liu Lijun & Zhang, GE

4/14/2008

Entering Cedar Swamp Pond the Heart of the Cedar Swamp Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), the first ACEC designated in the State, and the Headwaters of the Sudbury River.

The Cedar Swamp Conservation Trust (CSCT), which celebrated its fifth anniversary as a non-profit organization in March, has received funding from the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund to continue the organizations Water Quality Monitoring and Water Resource Protection Advocacy Programs during 2008.

CSCT, which is staffed by volunteers, is the managing partner of the Sudbury River Watershed Partnership. The partnership, which includes the Sudbury River Watershed Organization and other environmental groups focused on protecting the resources of the Sudbury River Watershed, established a Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) for the Upper Sudbury in 2007. The QAPP, which was approved by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, describes procedures and locations for the collection of stream flow, water quality and water temperature data.

The 2007 Monitoring Plan was partially supported through a grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. During 2008 the monitoring locations will include the Jackstraw, Piccadilly and Rutters Brooks in Westborough, the Whitehall, Indian and Cold Spring Brooks in Hopkinton, the Sudbury River near its headwaters at Fruit Street as well as additional sites in Ashland, Framingham, Sudbury and Wayland.

Cedar Swamp Conservation Trust, PO Box 996, Westborough, MA 01581

Email: trustees@csctrust.org Phone: 508-633-0372

May 18-24, 2008 - EMS: Your Life is Our Mission

 
Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line."
ARHS Sports Schedule 5/22/08
Boys Varsity Tennis @ Marlborough High School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS Marlborough High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Leominster High School   4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Leominster High School   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Leominster High School   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Leominster High School   4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Leominster High School   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Outdoor Track @ LEAGUES @SHREWSBURY   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Outdoor Track @ LEAGUES @FITCHBURG   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse VS Westboro High School   4:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse VS Westboro High School   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Tennis VS WESTBORO - RAIN OUT 3RD SEEDS Algonquin 6:00PM
AVRTHS Sports Schedule 5/22/08
Boys JV Baseball VS Hudson High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Track @ CAL CHAMPIONSHIP   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Clinton High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Clinton High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Southeastern Reg Tech HS Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Track @ CAL CHAMPIONSHIP   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball @ Hudson High School Click for directions   7:00PM

Flash!!  We have another winner

 It was very close today as two emails came in announcing the location of the birthday cake today all fifteen minutes of each other.  Congratulations to Ann  who won the Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop card today.  Look again tomorrow as we move the cake to another section and offer a $10 gift certificate to Target. Thank you to all who are participating in the Contest.

Winners

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop $15.00 gift card - Ann

I Tunes $15.00 card - Keith

Starbucks $10 gift certificate - Laura

Coldstone $10 gift certificate - Pat

Off Road Accident

May 21, 2008 - Late yesterday afternoon the driver of this Lincoln lost control and crossed over the center line on Route 30 Westbound. The car took out a mail box and fire hydrant before coming to a stop on several shrubs in a drainage ditch.  The car narrowly missed taking down the telephone pole.  Below photo: An employee of Ted's Towing and Firefighter Strong look for the best way to have the car hauled out of the ditch which required cutting several of the shrubs with a chainsaw.

Lady Slipper

May 21, 2008 - Taking a hike on one of the many trails in Southborough you just might locate a beautiful Lady Slipper. Leave them where they are though, do not pick them.

Cable Access Facilitator [part-time]

Town of Southborough

The town of Southborough is accepting applications for a part-time Cable Access Facilitator who shall report to the Cable Committee, in conjunction with the Town Administrator. This person shall be responsible for providing coverage of public meetings, will cultivate and maintain the local cable tv community, train volunteers and develop marketing materials, and engage in outreach to town committees and community groups as well as facilitate local television programming.

Successful applicant is expected to possess superior computer skills and thorough knowledge of video and digital equipment required for television production.

Applicants must be available during nights and weekends and work in a setting with constant interruptions. Perceptiveness and tact are needed. Applicants will have constant contact with local officials, town employees, residents and volunteers.

The Cable Access Facilitator will be paid $15.00/hour; there is a maximum of 19 hrs. per week. This contract position does not include any health insurance or other benefits.

Applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to personnel@southboroughma.com or to Town of Southborough, 17 Common Street, Southborough, MA 01772 attn: cable access position, by Friday, May 30, 2008. Job description available at www.southboroughma.com/employment 

Southborough News first birthday cake contest continues

Today you are looking for the Cake and the first to spot it will receive a $15.00 gift certificate Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop.

Remember, you will only find the birthday cake on the above buttons Red fire, blue police, schools (found), Seniors, Community Links (found), Library, Veterans, Outdoors, Letters to the editor, Page 2, Archives, Business card ads and the Southboro News advertising.  When you find the cake, send an email with birthday cake in the subject line.  First email with the correct answer wins. 

Congratulations to Pat of Southborough winner of the Coldstone Gift Certificate; Laura the winner of the Starbucks Gift Certificate; Keith winner of the I Tunes Card.  Keep searching

   
FALL ‘08 Registration starting May 15th.

Why this early?   In order to appropriately place all our teams, we must notify the league of our team requirements in early August. . We also must determine our field and coaching needs for the coming season, even for our younger in-town program.  Often in the past our players have outnumbered the available places on the age appropriate team and we have been forced to turn away players.

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

Any travel team U9 through U14 registrations completed after June 24, 2008 will be accepted only if space is available and will be subject to a $25 non-refundable late fee.  There is no late fee for K thru U8.  Teams will be formed based on the number of players registered on this date. Age groups will close as teams are filled. There is no guarantee of space on a travel team after the late date.   Follow this Registration  information link for fees and information.

Selectmen hear from the Open Space Preservation Commission and the Planning Board

May 21, 2008  - by Linda Hubley.  At last night’s Selectmen’s meeting, the Board went over the employee health insurance costs, available plans and potential increases in either co-pays or for the cost of insurance. About twenty retirees were in attendance and posed several questions. A lot of the questions centered about if they for example went to Florida for the winter would they still be covered and many questions were still raised about the Section 18 and parts A & B. Selectmen have held several meetings about the insurance, differences between the Tufts and Fallon Senior plans and Section 18 over the last few months. One retiree asked if it would be possible to hold another informational meeting in regards to the Section 18 retiree health insurance. Selectman Boland said yes he would be for holding another informational meeting. He also said that many cities and towns within the commonwealth are opting for the Section 18 for a way to save money. Southborough did not have enough information at the time to bring it to town meeting but eventually it will be brought to a future town meeting. Boland also stated that the exception of the School Teacher unions still in negations all other town employee unions must increase their insurance costs to twenty-five per cent and that retirees will eventually either have to raise co-pays or the cost of their insurance.

A presentation from Frederica Gillespie from the Open Space Preservation Committee was presented to the Selectmen. With CPA funding the OSPC had acquired funding of several thousand dollars to have a study done within town to qualify and quantify parcels of land that would be a priority listing for Wildlife Habitat. The study of evaluations of the plots were done using a GIS map for an independent and unbiased opinion of the land minus homes and parcel lines and based only upon beneficial wildlife habitats. Identified habitats were developed as focus areas. Some parts of town had clusters of parcels or were adjacent to protected land. Vernal Pools, Riverfront and wetlands graded a higher score. The update of the Town’s Master Plan will incorporate this plan into the Master Plan.

Right after the presentation, the Board of Selectmen opened talks with both the Planning Board and the Open Space Commission about the roles each play within development and acquiring open space. There were several issues and misunderstandings over the last few years regarding the acquisition of open space under the Open Space subdivision regulations. A farm dump on a parcel at Killiam Farm brought that parcel to be withdrawn at an earlier town meeting after Commission members had walked the property and found rusted drums, barbed wire and other material and at this year’s Southborough Town Meeting the Commission and the Planning board took a different stand on the open space at Vickery Hill over access. The Open Space Preservation Commission is charged with an advising capacity and focusing on Open space preservation and protection, promoting and outreaching to citizens of Southborough that open space provides a quality of life and lifestyle. The Open Space Commission has held in partnership with the Southborough Recreation Department RiverFest events along the Sudbury River, Sledding at Chestnut Hill Farms, Hikes throughout the trails within the Town of Southborough and many more events. Selectman Phaneuf had gone through seven months of the OSPC meeting minutes and said that the current OSPC is very through, knowledgeable and diligent about protecting open space. She said and was followed up by the same with Selectmen Boland that what happened in the past is in the past and they would like the Planning Board and the Open Space Preservation Committee to work hand in hand with better communication and a fresh start.

Planning Board member Mary Hynes addressed the situation that the planning board is charged with a multitude of items to look at when a project comes before them. Open Space is only one component of the project. She reiterated that all members of most committees including both the planning board and the open space preservation Committee are volunteer boards requiring an enormous amount of time and energy. She feels that she would love to continue to work with the OSPC and that both boards start fresh. Don Morris said the town has been acquiring and walking open space proposals since the late 60's early 70's and that the town has acquired hundreds of acres of open space this way.  He felt as the planning board was blindsided earlier this year at town meeting when the commission said they were not proposing the acceptance of the Vickery Hill property.  Don would like to have more communication and a fresh start with the OSPC and has said he would like to work on a checklist and policy for the open space acquired through developments. Town Counsel Aldo Cipriano re-iterated that the Planning Board is the statutory board for making development decisions and that the Open Space Preservation Commission is as an advisory capacity. He reminded members of the audience, the boards and commission that he (Aldo) was a Selectmen in 1986 when the Selectmen formed the Open Space Preservation Commission and that commission has come a long way. Both the Commission and the Planning Board agreed to improve communication and work together.

Fire Log

Monday 5/19/08

06:31 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT MASS PIKE EAST
A29 FF CRINGAN FF WILLS
E23 CAPT HUBLEY FF SHANAHAN FF ASPESI

07:30 FIRE SAFETY PROGRAM BARTLETT ST NOR
C20 CHIEF MAURO

09:00 CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR INSP. TURNPIKE RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

10:00 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING COMMON ST
C27 CAPT MAURO

11:21 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES PINE HILL DR
A29 FF ROACH FF NEAL
E23 LT DANO FF COBB

11:30 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR PRESIDENTIAL DR
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:00 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE KENNEDY LN
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:46 TRAINING - EMS MAIN ST
HQ1 LT DANO FF ROACH FF COBB FF NEAL

14:47 TRAINING - FIRE MAIN ST
HQ1 LT DANO FF ROACH FF COBB FF NEAL

15:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE JERICHO HILL RD
C27 CAPT MAURO

15:32 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ PARKERVILLE RD
A29 FF NEAL FF ROACH
C30 LT DANO

16:02 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING COMMON ST
C20 CHIEF MAURO FF COBB

22:22 STATION COVERAGE MAIN ST NOR
E22 LT DANO FF ROACH FF NEAL
SC1 LT PELTIER FF WILLS LT COLLEARY SO PELTIER  More Fire Log

A camping we shall go

May 21, 2008 - First Grade Brownie Troop 2808 on their first campout during Southborough's Girl Scout Encampment 2008 at Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham.

ARHS Sports Schedule 5/21/08

Girls Varsity Tennis @ Westboro High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Tennis VS Westboro High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Lacrosse VS Tantasqua Regional HS   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Milford High School   4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Milford High School Click for directions   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Milford High School   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Milford High School   4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Milford High School Click for directions   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Lacrosse VS Natick High School   4:00PM

AVRTHS Sports Schedule 5/21/08

Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Minuteman Regional HS   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Ware High School   4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball VS Ware High School Stevens Park 4:00PM

Flash!!  We have another winner

 It was very close today as three emails came in announcing the location of the birthday cake today all within a half hour of each other.  Congratulations to Keith who won the ITunes card today.  Look again tomorrow as we move the cake to another section and offer a $15 gift certificate to Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop.

Winners

I Tunes $15.00 card - Keith

Starbucks $10 gift certificate - Laura

Coldstone $10 gift certificate - Pat

Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony

May 20, 2008 - Last night several Brownie troops and junior Girl Scouts marked their crossing over to higher levels of scouting.

The Upper Story

May 20, 2008 - A house on Middle Road gets its roof torn off in preparation for a new second story.

Wind Tossed Tree

May 20, 2008 - High winds caused this Silver Maple to come down across Oland Lane last night taking a couple of branches from other nearby trees along with it.  The road was temporarily closed while Southborough DPW workers responded to cut and remove the tree.  Residents of the neighborhood have asked that the trees come down as several have fallen within the past year blocking the road and taking down a light pole.

Southborough Library Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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19

10:30 Story and Craft 4-5 yrs.

1:00 Book Group @ the Senior Center

20

10:30 Story and Craft 2-3 yrs.

6:30 4th-6th Gr. Book Discussion Group

21

10:30 Story and Craft 2-5 yrs.

3:30 Knitting Class

22

11:00 Music and Mother Goose

23 24

11:00 Music and Mother Goose

 

Southborough News first birthday cake contest continues

Today you are looking for the Cake and the first to spot it will receive a $15.00 gift certificate I Tunes card.

Remember, you will only find the birthday cake on the above buttons Red fire, blue police, schools (found), Seniors, Community Links (found), Library, Veterans, Outdoors, Letters to the editor, Page 2, Archives, Business card ads and the Southboro News advertising.  When you find the cake, send an email with birthday cake in the subject line.  First email with the correct answer wins. 

Congratulations to Pat of Southborough winner of the Coldstone Gift Certificate & Laura the winner of the Starbucks Gift Certificate.

Don't Forget to support Southborough Baseball/Softball

May 20, 2008 - Choice Car Wash will donate to the Southborough Baseball/Softball program $1.00 for every car wash that participates in the program. The fundraiser will run through May 31, 2008. To have your $1.00 earmarked for the Southborough Baseball/Softball program enter the code 12348 at the kiosk upon entering the car wash.  A Southborough News advertiser

May 20, 2008 - A Silver 2009 Camry LE provided by Bernardi Motors is just one of several exciting prizes for the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church outreach raffle.  Also included in the drawing are Red-Sox Yankee tickets, A Fenway Park VIP package, VIP tickets to the MFA, a magnum of Hess Select wine, a dozen filet mignon steaks, and two airline tickets.  The money raised from the raffle will support two very worth y programs.

For the last two years, St. Mark’s of Southborough has sent money and donations to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Gulfport Mississippi to support parish families in need.  The church and many parishioners’ homes were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in September 2005.  The church, like so much of the region, has been at work re-building while also reaching out to parish families in the Gulfport community still in need.  Money raised by the raffle will go to help re-construction efforts.

For the last six years, St. Mark’s has sponsored the school children of St. Mathias in Haiti through an annual fundraising drive contributing $6,000 - $10,000 every year.  This has helped to construct a new trade school and build a solid educational foundation for the children of this small village. Through the commitment and generosity of St. Mark’s parishioners and friends, over 300 children in Haiti are able to attend school for a full day, eat a nourishing meal, and study with new books.  Money raised by the raffle will go to scholarships for children to attend St. Matthias. 

Father Craig Lister is hoping the raffle brings added attention to these critical programs.  “St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Southborough is committed to community outreach.  For many years we have supported community programs and sister churches that help those in need.  This year, we chose to hold this raffle to increase awareness of these two exceptional programs”. 

Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold.  A raffle ticket can be purchased for $100.  Simply send in a check to St. Mark’s Church at 27 Main Street, Southborough MA  01772.  Write RAFFLE in the memo line.  The raffle tickets will be sent right out to you.  Tickets are also sold in the St. Mark’s Parish Hall on Sunday mornings, or contact the church at 508-481-1917.  The drawing will be held on May 31 at 7:00 pm. 

Marlborough Senior Baseball Results

Played under threatening skies and intermittent rain, The Friends of Marlboro Seniors dropped a doubleheader to the Shrewsbury Seniors. The scores were 17 to 12 and 14 to 9.  Seven of the Marlboro players had 2 hits in game one and Paul Starek and Don Armstrong each went 3 for 4 in game two. Marlboro had multiple base runners in every inning of the 2nd game but couldn’t cash in.   

The Iron Workers Local #7 entertained the Windham Elders from Ct and took  a doubleheader winning  the first game 15 - 11 and the 2nd 11 - 9.  The Local #7 offense was led by Dick Mazzone going 5 for 5 with 3 triples.  Steve Picone and Dennis Naylor also pitched in with a 5 for 7 performance with Naylor hitting for the cycle.

Team Record are the Friends of the Marlboro Seniors  is 2 and 4 and the Iron Workers Union Local #7 is  4 and 2.

Parkerville Road Sunset

May 20, 2008 - Sunset off Parkerville Road and the Sudbury Reservoir last night.

SOUTHBOROUGH GARDENERS
Present a

KITCHEN & GARDEN TOUR

 

Photobucket1 to 5 PM
June 1, 2008
                   
Eight Southborough Locations
                          
Advance tickets $20, At the door $25, day of the tour, pick up map and tickets at the Community House, 28 Main Street (RT 30).

For advance tickets send SASE with check to Southborough Gardeners, PO Box 184, Southborough, MA 01772 or telephone: 508-485-8959 or e-mail: mlaura291@aol.com

Photos of the Water Gardens on our Tour
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ARHS Sports Schedule 5/20/08

Girls Freshman Lacrosse VS Marlborough High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Tennis VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis @ Wachusett Regional H.S. Dawson 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse @ North Middlesex H S   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ St. Bernards Central   4:00PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse @ St. Bernards Central   5:30PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse @ North Middlesex H S   5:30PM

AVRTHS Sports Schedule 5/20/08

Boys Freshman Baseball VS Hillside School   3:30PM
 Boys JV Lacrosse VS Marlboro High School   3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ **Cancelled - Nashoba Valley Techs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Nashoba Valley Techs Click for directions   3:30PM

 

Just In: Congratulations to Laura for locating the birthday cake on the Community Links Page, she wins a $10 Starbucks Gift Certificate!!

Congratulations to Patricia of Southborough for finding the Birthday Cake on the School Links page this morning!!

She wins a $10 gift certificate to Coldstone Creamery.  No one has located the birthday cake from Sunday yet.  So there is still a $10 gift card to Starbucks available, so keep searching.  Remember, you will only find the birthday cake on the above buttons Red fire, blue police, schools (found), Seniors, Community Links, Library, Veterans, Outdoors, Letters to the editor, Page 2, Archives, Business card ads and the SouthboroNews advertising.  When you find the cake, send an email with birthday cake in the subject line.  First email with the correct answer wins. 

Tomorrow's prize will be a $15.00 ITunes card.

Opening Day

May 19, 2008 - Opening Day of Southborough Youth baseball/softball brought out a huge crowd in yesterdays fine weather.  BBQ, amusements and a parade for everyone to enjoy.

Fishing

May 19, 2008 - This youth enjoys the past time of fishing at the horseshoe dam on Middle Road.

ARHS Sports Schedule 5/19/08

Boys Freshman Lacrosse @ St. Johns H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Tennis @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Tennis VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Lacrosse VS Holliston High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Wachusett Regional H.S. Mayo School - 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Hudson High School   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Wachusett Regional H.S. Davis Hill 4:00PM
 Girls JV Lacrosse VS Holliston High School   5:00PM
 Boys JV Volleyball VS Lincoln-Sudbury Reg High School   6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS Lincoln-Sudbury Reg High School   7:00PM

AVRTHS Sports Schedule 5/19/08

Girls Varsity Track @ STATE VOC MEET   3:00PM
 Boys Varsity Track @ STATE VOC MEET   3:00PM
 Boys Freshman Baseball VS Montachustt Regvochs   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse @ Blue Hills Reg Tech Click for directions   3:30PM
EMS Appreciation Week

May 18-24, 2008 - EMS: Your Life is Our Mission

 
Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line."
 
Police Log

5/15/08 Thursday

Patrol and building checks

Traffic Enforcement - rte 85, Southville Road, Southwood/Parkerville Road, Framingham Road

21:23 residential alarm Sears Road

21:09 Assist Marlboro Police for hit and run on police cruiser and officer

20:33 Commercial alarm Southville Road

19:40 Harassment Boston Road

17:12 adult arrest Oak Hill Road and Route 9 MVA 2 car No PI

17:02 suspicious activity Central St. and Boston Road

16:33 MVA route 9 3 car

16:21 suspicious activity Pine Hill Road, 2 strangers sitting on neighbors porch

15:24 Traffic complaint, speeding and failure to stop for a school bus Cordaville Road

13:04 child seat safety installation

08:15 general disturbance employee/employer Boston Road

5/14/08 Wednesday

Patrol and building checks

Traffic Enforcement: route 9/Middle Road, Parkerville Road, Route 85/9, Route9/Middle, Oak Hill, Cherry @ Central St. Route 9, Framingham Road, Route 85, Framingham Road @ Marlboro Road

19:31 parking complaint vehicle in HP slot Art Center Highland Street

19:28 suspicious activity 3 boys entered woods at Middle Road

15:41 Medical North Street

14:21 Presidential Drive Children locked in vehicle

12:57 wires down on Parkerville Road

12:28 child seat safety installation

12:07 child seat safety installation

12:03 fire alarm route 9

11:44 parking complaint car too close to railroad tracks Central Street

10:30 ACO bird feeder damaged Mt. Vickery Road

09:16 Medical Main Street

09:10 Dare class Neary

08:40 mutual aid ambulance MA pike

08:05 residential alarm Glenwood

07:30 oil truck sped through lights Route 30  More Police Log

Tree Work

May 19, 2008 - Tree trimmers take off the branches over power lines on Route 30 by Chestnut Hill.

Southborough meetings

May 19 -23, 2008

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Agenda
5/20 6:30 Hearing room town house
Historical Commission 5/20 1:00PM Arts Center Highland Street
Trust Fund Advisory Com 5/20 8:00 AM foyer town house
Board of Health 5/21 1:00 pm hearing room town house
Housing authority 5/21 7:30 PM Colonial gardens Boston rd
Scholarship advisory committee 5/21 7:30 PM Meeting room Library
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Agenda
5/21 7:30 hearing room town house
Community Preservation 5/22 7:00 PM hearing room town house
Municipal Facilities Committee` 5/22 7:00 PM upper hall cordaville hall
Senior Center Schedule

Monday 19

Tuesday 20

Wednesday 21

Thursday 22

Friday 23

8:30 Health clinic

8:30 Walking Group

10:00 AM Pool

8:30 Health Clinic

 

9:00 Dr. Cooper

 

 

9:30 Mah Jongg

 
9:30 Cribbage

11:00 Senior Singers

11:00 AM art keeps us human 10:00 Creative Writers 12:00 PM lunch
10:30 bus trip Providence     11:00 am Tai Chi  
12:30 Spanish

11:30 AM Lunch

11:00 chair exercise colonial gardens    

Blue Plate Special macaroni/ham

12:00 Ping Pong

12:00 PM lunch

11:30 AM Lunch

1:00 water aerobics

12:00 lunch

12:30 PM Pitch  

12:30 PM Pitch

 
1:00 PM book club        

2:00 PM fitness

1:00 water aerobics

2:00 Fitness

1:00 PM bridge

 

Events- Southborough Senior Center

May/June

Please Call the Southborough Senior Center for reservations for all events 508-229-4453. Senior Center 9 Cordaville Rd. . Open 8:30-2:30 Monday-Friday.

New Events:

- Spanish Classes May and June-Please join in all levels welcome!

May 9th Mini-bus trip to the Butterfly Place

May 14th Presentation: Supplements: are they necessary? 11am

May 15th- Just For Fun- Burgers and Dogs-Entertainment by Mel Simons-$5.00 suggested donation

June 6th Mini-bus trip to Rockport

June 6th-Spectacular Container Gardening with Tina Bemis

June 11th- Broadway Show Tunes Presentation/luncheon

June 13th- Senior Show / luncheon 12:00 Senior Show only 7:00

June 19th-Osterperosis Screenings

June 27th- Bingo for prizes 1:00

Ongoing programs:

Mondays – 12:00 Blue Plate Special Lunches by TJ’s- $5.00 call by Friday for reservations

Health Clinic- Mondays and Thursdays 8:30-1:30

Cribbage- Mondays 9:30

Fitness with Brad- Mondays and Wednesdays at 2:00

Senior Singers- Tuesdays 11:00

Pitch- 12:00 Tuesdays and Thursdays

Bridge- Thursdays 1:00

Mah jongg- Thursdays 9:30

Chair Aerobics (Colonial Gardens-all welcome) Wednesdays 11:00

Ping Pong- Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00

Pool- Wednesdays at 10:00

Creative Writing Thursdays at 10:00

Walking at Woodward School – Tuesdays 7:45

The Contest

Here is how it will work, for the next several days I will post the photo of the cake to the left on one of the pages of the Southborough News.  I will tell you right now it will only be found on pages located on Southborough News: Police log, Fire Log, schools, community links, library, seniors, veterans, outdoors, letters to the editor, main page, page 2 archive page and any of the pages archived, business card page, Southborough News ad page and the calendar. You will not have to look at off site websites such as any of my advertisers or town government websites as I do not have access to their sites.  So just look through the many pages on Southborough News.  The winner will be the first person that finds the cake and is the first to send an email to editor@southboroughnews.com with the information for where it is located and on what page. The cake will be hidden at different times of each day and if there is a winner for that day it will be announced by 8:30 PM EST that same night.  Southborough News photographers and families are prohibited from participating, sorry all. BEST OF LUCK EVERYONE and enjoy exploring the Southborough News.  Yesterday's prize of $10 Starbucks card is still out there, keep looking.  Today look on the various pages for the cake to win a $10 Coldstone gift card.

Southborough Pirates vs White Sox

May 18, 2008 - A pirate runs past the bases on a long ball. Below, safe at first.

Join Us for the Opening Day Celebration
Rescheduled to Sunday May 18th, 2008

10:30 -  12:00  PARADE & OPENING DAY CEREMONY
(All players and coaches line up at 10:30 behind Finn School)

12:00 – 4:30 Amusements & BBQ Cookout, Jurassic Obstacle
Course, Sports Challenge Bungee, Radar Speed Pitch, Sports
Bounce, Ice Cream, Cotton Candy, Popcorn
Ball Games All Day!
 

The Contest

Here is how it will work, for the next several days I will post the photo of the cake to the left on one of the pages of the Southborough News.  I will tell you right now it will only be found on pages located on Southborough News: Police log, Fire Log, schools, community links, library, seniors, veterans, outdoors, letters to the editor, main page, page 2 archive page and any of the pages archived, business card page, Southborough News ad page and the calendar. You will not have to look at off site websites such as any of my advertisers or town government websites as I do not have access to their sites.  So just look through the many pages on Southborough News.  The winner will be the first person that finds the cake and is the first to send an email to editor@southboroughnews.com with the information for where it is located and on what page. The cake will be hidden at different times of each day and if there is a winner for that day it will be announced by 8:30 PM EST that same night.  Southborough News photographers and families are prohibited from participating, sorry all. BEST OF LUCK EVERYONE and enjoy exploring the Southborough News.  Today's prize will be a $10 gift certificate to Starbucks!

Tigers and Lions and Bears oh my

May 18, 2008 - Although there have been no reports of tigers and lions there have been several reports and spottings of a black bear in town.  There was also a call to the police earlier this week for a moose on route 9 east of route 495.  Moose have wandered through town now for several years, mostly escaping notice unless they ended up out on route 9. There is no need to panic though.  What you should know though is how to live with wildlife including black bear.  The majority of wildlife will not seek out people but rather avoid them.  However interaction between wildlife and humans occur, mostly if the animal is diseased such as rabies or if there is ample food for the wildlife to make it a habit to visit your outside diner.  For example leaving pet food outside or feeding the birds is an easy meal for most wildlife.  The bear that has been reported in Southborough has knocked over or bent bird feeders.  For suggestions from the MA Fish and Wildlife Department on how to live with a black bear, moose, coyote and other wildlife found in Southborough click here.

You're taking our photo?

May 18, 2008 - The Chestnut Hill Cows get interested in having their photo taken yesterday.