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June 1 - June 7,  2008

Southborough Gains Another Eagle

June 7, 2008 - Alex Keefe gets ready to receive the rank of Eagle Scout.  Alex is an accomplished scout earning 44 badges.  Last year he organized with other scouts of Troop 92 a project to help DPW workers and Firefighters locate fire hydrants by placing new markers on over 200 hydrants around Southborough.  Congratulations Alex!

Race for the Ball

June 7, 2008 - Southborough Soccer players try to get the ball out of Weston territory.

National Trails Day

June 7, 2008 - Hikers walk along a section or the Reservoir Trail today in celebration of National Trails Day.  Southborough recently started a Southborough Trails Club that is open to anyone who enjoys hiking or walking the trails of Southborough.  Contact Doreen at the Southborough Recreation Department.

Area Fire Departments do Live Burn Training

June 7, 2008 - Southborough was the host dept w/ Northborough, Ashland ,
Berlin joining then at the burn tower on Birch St. in Milford mass.
Photo credit : Northborough FD photos by Roger B. Conant.

June 7, 2008 - The First Community Church of Southborough on Southville Road held their annual yard sale today.  Hot weather and plenty of people turned out for the event.


June 7, 2008 - Serious looks and determination mark this Southborough player as he ponders home base while standing on third.

June 7, 2008 - Sunday June 8 is the ARHS graduation.  Did you remember to pick up flowers for that special grad? If not get over to Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop.

64th Anniversary of D Day

June 6, 2008 - The late George A. Hubley stands on the right of the memorial stone recognizing his outfit First Engineer Special Brigade.  George Hubley was a medic with the 261st Medical Battalion which was attached to the first battalion of the 531st Engineer Shore Brigade.  Being with the first battalion he would be assigned to go along with Darby's Rangers in North Africa, Sicily and Italy.  His outfit would land on Utah Beach on June 6, 1944.  He would drive one of the first American ambulances into France in WWII.   George was a longtime Southborough resident and the Veterans Grave Officer until his death in 1996.


VFW Post 3276 & and American Legion 161 will conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony


Saturday – June 14th at 1800 at the Rural Cemetery.


Please collect your old flags, ask your friends and neighbors for their flags and either drop them off at the collection box – located at the Transfer Station or bring them along so they can be retired properly.


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


Have you seen this Cat?

June 6, 2008 - It has been a week and we are missing our friendly three year old cat.  His name is Rocky.  He is a cute longhaired white and grey cat with large green eyes.  He weighs between 10-12 pounds.  Please contact 508-481-1218 or bkern@mindspring.com if you have seen him.

Wolf Den Transfer Station Tour

June 6, 2008 - Wolf Den 2 scouts peer over the edge to watch how the plastics and glass compactor works.  DPW worker Joe took the Scouts around the entire transfer station explaining how everything gets recycled and what moves on to the Millbury Power plant.

Eleanor D. Donnelly



HOPKINTON Eleanor D. Donnelly, 82, died December 31, 2007, in Pinellas Park, Fla. She was the wife of the late Francis B. Donnelly and the daughter of the late Oliver and Dione (Baker) LaCroix. A former resident of Hopkinton and Southborough, she is survived by her son, Francis B. Donnelly of Florida, and her daughter, Sheila Hamilton and husband, Robert, of Franklin. She also leaves seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 20 Church St., on Saturday, June 7, at 11 a.m. Burial of remains will follow in the parish cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church St., Hopkinton.

Leo J. Pessini Jr.



HYANNIS Leo J. Pessini Jr., 62, of Hyannis, formerly of Southborough, died June 4, 2008, at his sons home in Medway. Mr. Pessini attended Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, and owned and operated Pessini & Sons Landscape Co. for over 25 years, before becoming head of security at Hyannis Marina for 10 years. He retired six months ago, due to his health. He is survived by his five children, Vincent "Ben" Pessini and his wife, June, who was Leos caregiver, of Medway; Justin and his wife, Jennifer, of Marlborough, Nathanial Pessini of Rhode Island, Courtney and Sebastian Pessini, both of West Yarmouth; four sisters, Phyllis Boothby and Josephine Pessini, both of Southborough, Arlene "Cookie" Cintolo of Marlborough and Patty Paganella of Framingham; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, June 8, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Morris Funeral Home (morrisfuneralparlor.com), 40 Main St., Southborough. A funeral Mass will be held Monday, June 9, at 10 a.m., at St. Anne's Church, 20 Boston Road, Southborough. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, Southborough. Memorial contributions may be made to MetroWest Hospice, 85 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 01702.

John L. "Jack" Hopkins



John ‘Jack’ L. Hopkins, 81, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Southborough, died June 1, 2008 at his home after a short illness.
He was the husband of Susan ( Wiils ) Hopkins for the past 54 years.

Mr. Hopkins was a US Navy veteran serving in WWII, and a graduate of Suffolk University of Boston.
As a young man he worked for Prudential Insurance Co. and later owned and operated his own insurance agency for 10 years, prior to merging with Carlson Daniels Insurance of Westborough from which he retired in 1994.
. He was an active member of St. Marks Church of Southborough and a 45 year member and past president of the Southborough Rotary Club. In 1977 he was nominated as Citizen of the Year. He adopted the Rotary Club motto as his own, "Service Above Self", believing that serving one's community was more important than self-gain.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his three children: Stephen Hopkins, of Worcester; Gail McCaffrey and her husband Michael of Norfolk; David Hopkins of Uxbridge; William Hopkins and his wife Lois of Harwich; five grandchildren: Joshua, Justin, and Jessica Hopkins and Kayla and Jill McCaffrey.

A memorial service will be held on June 12, at 11 AM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main St. Southborough.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to: U Mass Memorial Hospice, 650 Lincoln St, Worcester, Ma. 01605 or American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701

Arrangement are under the direction of Morris Funeral Home, Southborough (Morrisfunerlparlor.com)

Spectacular Container Gardens

June 6, 2008 - Members of the Southborough Senior Center once again enjoyed working with their hands to create work of art container gardens brought to them by Tina Bemis.

Doves bathed in sunlight

June 6, 2008 - A mom and baby Dove continue to hide in a nest located in a live Christmas tree.

Scholarships Awarded

From left to right Michael Stasaitis,  Brendan Check,  Christopher Howard,  Tyler Hilbert,  Brittany Kolodziej, Jessica Granville, Sarah Sheehy, and missing Chanel Andre.

June 5, 2008 - The Southborough Town Annual Scholarships were awarded earlier this week. (contributed photo). Congratulations to all award recipients.

June 3th 2008

The Southborough Town Scholarship Committee held their 20th annual awards ceremony at the community house on June 3rd. They recognize eight exceptional Southbourgh students with eight scholarships, Five  Southborough town scholarships, Two Carol Harris Memorial Scholarship and  a William J.Bertonazzi Memorial Scholarship,

Dan Infante open the ceremony and shared the history of the program, followed by Selectman William Boland who gave a brief congratulations speech to the recipients.  Also in attendance for the evening was Superintendent Charles Gobron.

Members of the committee are Doriann Jasinski selection committee chair, Rita Chad and Jane Giorgio who also were on the Selection Committee besides Dan Infante These individuals read each of the application.selected candidates for interviewing and choose the award recipients. Other members there were James Denman-who has serve on the committee since its inception in 1987, Eileen Samberg, Denise Howard, and Laurel Aroian

A brief history of the committee and the three different types of awards presented.  The Southborough Town Committee was created in 1987 by a vote at a town meeting, to provide scholarships to deserving Southborough high school seniors and undergraduates.  The first awards were presented in 1988 at which time two Algonquin seniors were awarded $500 scholarships. To date $98,600. has been awarded through town scholarships to 100 students. Most of this money has been collected through the generosity of fellow tax payers who send in annual donations with their tax bills. and. This year once again the committee distributed Coin Boxes through out the town. We also received a very generous donation from the Bose Corporation and the House of Pizza for a their generous donation over the past few years.  Another $19,500.00 has been awarded from our memorial scholarship fund for a grand total of $118,100.00 to 116 students

We have two memorial scholarships as well.  The Carol Harris Memorial scholarship is in its tenth year. Carol served the town as a member of the Board of Directors for both the Recreation Commission and the Southborough Youth Gymnastics When SYGA was required to dissolve the program, the board of Directors voted to establish the Carroll Harris memorial Scholarship with the proceeds from the liquidations of its assets. This scholarship honors Carroll’s legacy by assisting in the higher education of today’s graduates who will some day make a similar contribution within their community

Our third scholarship is the William J.Bertonazzi Memorial Scholarship established by his son Eric Bertonazzi and Tracy Bertonazzi. Eric who’s family has a long history in the town of Southborough, his dad graduate from the Peters High school and Eric is a graduate of the Algonquin Class of 1986 . Eric has establish this memorial to his father legacy by also assisting a graduate with their higher education and is a reflection of his appreciation to the Southborough school system.

The awards were presented by Committee members Rita Chad and Jane Giorgio.

Town of Southborough Scholarships 2008

Southborough Town Scholarship Recipients

Chanel Andre has always wanted to pursue the combined fields of business and law in college. Her three-year participation in the DECA marketing organization and her summer internships at a local bank confirmed her interests in these areas. Chanel has a passion for learning as demonstrated by her strong academic performance and membership in the Algonquin National Honor Society. She also has a strong athletic side participating in lacrosse and soccer during her high school tenure. Chanel was honored by her teammates by being voted captain of her lacrosse team senior year. Having a genuine desire to contribute to and better her community, Chanel has also volunteered at the New England Center for Children and is a member of her local church’s Youth Ministry leadership team. Chanel will attend Babson College this fall where she will seek a business degree while developing skills that will enable her to build a career linked to the business and legal professions.

Brendan Check is intrigued by the art of cinema and its ability not only to tell a story but to communicate a message to the masses. Through joining Best Buddies as a high school senior, where he was paired up with a fellow student with special needs, Brendan discovered a world he had never seen before and found a focus for his passion for the cinema. Brendan’s Latin teacher writes that she rarely sees such commitment and dedication to a chosen career as Brendan displays for the film industry. His first-hand experience and fervor for this creative field are genuine and obvious. In addition to dedicating time to his love of cinema, Brendan has participated in the Algonquin basketball program, is a staff writer and editor for the Harbinger newspaper, and is a member of S.A.D.D. Brendan will attend New York University where he hopes to learn and master the art of storytelling in the cinemas. In the future he hopes to create a film that enlightens the world to the misunderstood lives of people with special needs and to show that they are much more like us than we think. 

Jessica Granville designed her own e-commerce website business during high school and aspires to become a future entrepreneur. She is described as a bright, motivated and creative person and has a well-rounded list of activities that include National Honor Society, track and field, yearbook committee, tennis, ping pong club, DECA, peer mentoring, and the French club. She has volunteered in many organizations such as the United Way, MIT Splash Program, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, Project Friend, American Red Cross, and Abby’s House Shelter. She plans to double major in liberal arts and management while attending Bentley College and to create a company of her own after earning an MBA.

Sarah Sheehy is an extremely well-rounded person who is admired for her ability to manage all that she does and do it so well. She has cultivated a passion for business and writing during her years at Algonquin but still found the time to participate in her school and community and work 10 to 40 hours per week. Sarah played 4 years of basketball, including serving as captain senior year, 3 years of track, and 2 years of cross country and track. She is a member of the National Honor Society and French club and has volunteered in her local youth ministry group, peer mentoring, Smiling Kids, Inc., and Seeds of Peace. Sarah will attend Boston College in the fall where she will major in Communications. She plans on focusing on developing verbal and written communication skills needed in the business world to facilitate obtaining a position with a Public Relations company.

Michael Stasaitis is described as self-motivated, hard working and fully dedicated to all that he takes on. His diligent attitude and commitment as a four-year member of the Algonquin cross-country team earned him recognition as a top competitor within his team and the league. He was recognized as a leader by his teammates who elected him captain senior year. Mike was also a four-year member of the Algonquin basketball team, played saxophone in the school band for three years, and participated in various community service activities including the YARD foundation, Relay for Life and a Hurricane Katrina mission trip. Mike aspires to work with other people in a collaborative environment in the field of business. Through diligence and determination he hopes to meet his full potential and goals as a student at Penn State University where he plans to major in business.

Carroll M. Harris Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Tyler Hilbert, one of our Carroll M. Harris Scholarship recipients, is described as self-motivated, conscientious, and good-natured with unlimited potential. He is an extremely hard worker who has managed his academics, participated in athletics, volunteered in the community and consistently worked as a coach, umpire and in other positions throughout his high school years. Tyler has played 4 years of baseball, 4 years of track and field, and 2 years of cross country for Algonquin. He was a member of the Harbinger staff and volunteered as a tutor, chaperone for teen center dances, and with the Toys for Tots seasonal program. Tyler loves to mentor and coach kids and his goal is to use this passion to help people. He will attend Springfield College in the fall where he plans on majoring in physical therapy.

Brittany Kolodziej, just completed her sophomore year at Providence College where she majors in Music Education. She plays the viola and violin, and has a passion and commitment to music inspired by the incredible music teachers she has had throughout the course of her studies. Brittany attended Whitinsville Christian High School where she was active in the Chamber Orchestra, Drama Club, Crusader Outreach Community Service Club, yearbook committee, and more. She was a volunteer musician for several organizations, participated in mission trips to the Dominican Republic, coordinated Operation Christmas Child, and served as an aide to the elderly. Brittany has continued her volunteer community service activity while at Providence College, worked at the college costume shop, and participated in the college orchestra, chamber ensemble, Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and orchestra pit for two theatre performances. Her goal is to become a music teacher so that she may continue to spread the happiness that music brings to children and help bring out qualities that make them better adults. As stated by a professor at Providence College, she will make major contributions as a music educator.

William J. Bertonazzi Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Chris Howard, our William J. Bertonazzi Memorial Scholarship recipient, has always had a genuine interest in math and the sciences and been fascinated by studying how things work and how they are created. One of his greatest skills is his ability to face challenging projects, think creatively and formulate innovative solutions. In the words of his appraiser, Chris “is a self starter, well rounded… and successful academically, at work, and helpful in the community.” He has participated in 4 years of cross country and played basketball and baseball while at Algonquin. He played saxophone in the school band and was a member of the National Honor Society, class Steering Committee and Athletic Council. Chris volunteered in the Y.A.R.D. community outreach program, Hurricane Katrina relief mission trip, local church youth ministry group, Salvation Army soup kitchen, and Relay for Life. He also works 10 to 20 hours per week. Chris will attend Villanova University in the fall as an Engineering major and hopes to make a significant contribution to the development and launching of a product that will help people throughout the world.

from left to right:Back Row:  Linda Murdock, Nathaniel Uttaro, Katie Nordman, Mary Ryan, Jim Randall, Charles Gobron
Front Row:  Andrea Flanagan, Nancy Ahrabi-Nejad, Mary Ellen Shields, Sue Vachon, Jeff Drake, Laurie Woodfin, Sanaa Okacha
Missing:  Kerry Brown Trautner


Southborough Education Foundation Grants Awarded


Learning Through Movement, Nancy Ahrabi-Nejad, Mary Finn School - $423.00

The goal of this project is to train pre-school staff to appropriately carry out sensory motor activities within the pre-school classroom and, through consultation with physical and occupational therapists, follow through with motor activities within the classroom on a daily basis. This project is designed to assist in imbedding activities that facilitate developmentally appropriate sensory motor skills within the pre-school curriculum. An imbedded sensory motor program helps all students develop good health habits involving exercise and play.

W.O.W. (Working on Words) Words Their Way, Mary Ellen Shields, Betsy Joseph, Mary Finn School - $787.00

Words Their Way is designed to assess the working knowledge each student brings to the tasks of reading, writing and spelling. Through the use of specialized materials, Words Their Way allows each teacher to have a wide variety of new and differentiated materials for each student and strengthens students’ skills in their individual spelling stage before moving on to new skills.

Lexia Reading – Mary Ellen Shields, Katie Nordman, Woodward School - $2,571.00

Lexia Reading is a web-enabled reading program that builds skills with practice in phonemic awareness and phonics while promoting gains in vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. This web-enabled software offers students the opportunity for use at-home and allows teachers to assess and monitor students individually.

Introduction to Latin – Kerry Brown Trautner, Trottier Middle School - $3,949.00

Introduction to Latin will be offered as part of the 8th grade elective program. The class will provide a foundation for Latin offerings at the high school level and give students a strong base for other languages. It will offer teachers the opportunity to collaborate across teams and grades, as the seventh grade celebrates their annual Greek and Roman Day.

Bilingual Language Library – Kerry Brown Trautner, Trottier Middle School - $2,538.00

A French/Spanish bilingual language library will provide students with an appropriate level of foreign language reading materials, including magazines, popular children’s’ books and novel sets. Through reading, students will build and enrich their vocabulary and confidence with the target language, while maintaining a high level of interest.

AP World History Visual Art Comparison – Nathaniel Uttaro, Algonquin Regional High School - $1,161.00

This project will use the visual arts as a basis for comparing different cultures and time periods. Students will view examples of art and learn to identify characteristic symbols and techniques from that particular culture. Students will use this knowledge to identify the values and beliefs of that particular culture as well as to make comparisons across cultures that will help them better understand the issues of continuity and change in world history.


Children’s Book Award Project – Laurie Woodfin, Margaret Neary School - $500.00

Creating interest through booktalks, discussion groups and class read-alouds, students read or listen to books from a list compiled by our local librarians. Using a web-based program called ReadsinMa.org, students will write reviews, share recommendations and vote for their favorite books. This project will promote literacy through recreational reading and continue to strengthen collaboration between the public schools and the public libraries.

Water; Our Natural Resource – Marnie Hoolahan, Mary Finn School - $500.00

The mission of this project is to educate children about the significance of preserving our natural water resources, focusing on our local water bodies and reservoirs and stressing the importance of storm water drains. This project enlisted the help of a local author and local conservationists to educate children about the benefits of clean storm water drains. Using GIS maps provided by the Department of Public Works, students went on walking tours near the Mary Finn School and placed storm water drain markers.

Total: $12,929.00



Dear Editor:

On Sunday, June 1st, the Southborough Gardeners held a Kitchen and Garden Tour. Eight of the club members and friends opened their homes and/or gardens to the public with the proceeds from the tour going to future Town Beautification projects.

The gardeners wish to thank the individuals who spent their afternoon with us. We were gratified by the compliments we received and happy you were pleased with our efforts.

In addition, we would like to give special recognition to the following local businesses who sponsored this event. We appreciate the part they played in making our tour successful. We hope the citizens of Southborough will support these businesses as they have supported us.

Ancient Wisdom Healing Arts

Country Gourmet

English Garden Florist

Every Body Balance, Inc.

Gourmet Eros Pizza and Deli

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop

Mauro’s Market

Morris Funeral Home

Middlesex Savings Bank

Phaidra Nail Salon

Polar Beverages

Roche Brothers

Salon Charisma

Shrubs and Trees

Southborough Dental Associates

Southborough House of Pizza

Southborough Medical Group

Tempting Interiors, Inc.

Tomasso, Tratorria, Inc.

Chris Wraight

Wee Care for Little People, Inc.

Thank you all for a fantastic day.

Susan Conti and Judy Quinlan—Chairwomen of the Kitchen and Garden Tour

Amy Coombs—President of the Southborough Gardeners

The Southborough Gardeners

Sudbury Valley Trustees and EMS: Introductory Kayak

More & more people are learning about the joys of kayaking. Please join Sudbury Valley Trustees as it partners with Gary Heathcock, Larry Bliss and the staff of Eastern Mountain Sports of Acton and Marlborough in an introductory kayak clinic. This outing will take place in Hudson on Sunday June 8 from 10:00AM to 12 Noon. Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, this clinic with EMS provides the opportunity to learn and improve your kayaking skills. Participants will learn the basics, from selecting the correct PFD, paddle and kayak, as well as getting comfortable in a boat and paddling. Kayaks provided by EMS. Reservations required. Members: Free. Non-members: $5.00. To learn more about SVT, please visit www.svtorg.web. Call 978-443-5588 for information and reservations.

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.

For more information on the park passes click logo above

2008 Parks Passes

Give the Gift of Adventure - The Massachusetts ParksPass Makes a Perfect Gift for Any Occasion!

Purchase a Massachusetts ParksPass as a gift for holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries, or just to a put a smile on someone's face. Special gift cards are available through the DCR Boston office. If ordered by phone or mail, the ParksPass will be sent either to you, with our “A Gift for All Seasons” gift card for you to personalize, or to the person who you would like to receive the ParksPass with your name on the card. It’s your choice!


The Massachusetts ParksPass is an annual pass. It provides visitors unlimited day-use parking access to state park facilities within the DCR that charge a parking fee, with the exception of Nahant and Nantasket Beaches.

The ParksPasses are hangtags issued for one vehicle and are valid for one calendar year – January 1 to December 31. Parking fees currently range from $2.00 at day use areas to $5.00 at inland water areas to $7.00 at ocean beaches. (See below for a list of state park facilities that charge a parking fee.)

  • Massachusetts Resident:          $35.00 per calendar year

  • Non-Massachusetts Resident:   $45.00 per calendar year

ParksPass holders may purchase an additional "second car" sticker for $15.00. The sticker, affixed to the ParksPass hangtag, will permit a second family vehicle registration number to be added, allowing annual pass holders to interchange the ParksPass between two family vehicles. The "second car" sticker is available at all locations where the annual pass is sold.

2008 Memorial Day Photos

June 4, 2008 - I've uploaded many photos taken of our Veteran's and the Memorial Day Observances.  It is in a different format of thumbnails. Click on the above photo and it should take you to the photo gallery and then click a thumbnail for a larger version of the photo. I'm hoping everything will work out right, if not rest assured I'll work on it to get any bugs out.

Formation Flying

June 4, 2008 - Geese fly over the reservoir showing almost every wing action they have.

Trottier 6th Grade Concert


Southborough Gardeners Scholarship Awarded


The Southborough Gardeners are pleased to announce that they have selected Ryan Labarre as recipient of their 2008 scholarship of $1,000.  Ryan has graduated from Algonquin Regional High School.  He will be attending the University of New Hampshire and his major field of study is Environmental Engineering.  His goal is to find employment with a company that specializes in constructing efficient and environmentally friendly buildings. Ryan is an outgoing and intelligent young man with excellent work ethics and an ability to work well with others.

Fay School

June 4, 2008 - Fay school has been busy with the new construction and this weekend will graduate the class of 2008.  Fay School is the oldest continuing junior boarding school in the country.

First Community Church of Southborough Yard Sale

137 Southville Rd., Southborough

Saturday June 7th 9:00 – 2:00

Clothes, small furniture, toys, baby items, household items and yard tools.

Grilled hot dogs & sausages will also be available.


June 2008










10:30 Story and Craft

4-5 yrs.



10:30 Story and Craft

2-3 yrs.



10:00 Book Review

Digging to America

10:30 Story and Craft 2-5 yrs.

6:30 YA Book  Group


11:00 Music and Mother Goose




11:00 Music and Mother Goose




Summer Programs @ the Southborough Public Library

The Southborough Public Library is pleased to announce that the Wild Reads Summer Reading Program will begin on June 18th! Pick up your reading log, enter a weekly raffle, and pick up museum passes and coloring sheets. The Wild Reads at your Library Summer Reading program is sponsored by the Massachusetts Regional Library System- http://www.cmrls.org/ and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners- http://mblc.state.ma.us/ .

Music and Mother Goose is for babies, one and two year olds and meets every Thursday at 11:00. No registration is necessary.

The 2nd/3rd Grade Book Club is scheduled for June 10th at 6:30. The 4th-6th Grade Book Discussion Group meets on June 17th at 6:30. Discuss great books, enjoy pizza and play games. Dora the Explorer will be at the library on June 25th at 11:00. This special reading event is from the U. Fund Start U. Reading Series. The Annual 4th of July Parade will be on July 2nd at 11:00. All children are invited to join us in marching to Town Hall and enjoying refreshments. Patriotic decorations and flags will be handed out at the library to all children before the parade.

Visit the Southborough Library’s website at http://www.southboroughtown.com/library.htm to view the summer calendars. Please call the library at 508-485-5031 to register for special programs.

U13 Lacrosse

Underwater Potholes

June 3, 2008 - Several holes show up in the water on the ledge protruding into the Sudbury Reservoir.  Fish could be seen in them, probably nesting and others held the remnants of clams that something had eaten.


The Friends of the Southborough Library announce the June book sale to be held
on Saturday, June 14th from 10 until 2. Many volumes for adults, such as
hardcover and soft cover fiction, biography, travel, history,
health and hobby items. Titles for kids include chapter books, early readers,
reference and picture books. Many VHS and books on tape. Items priced from .50
to 2.00.  This community event will include musical entertainment provided with
funds donated in memory of Sylvia Mauro.
Southborough town library
25 Main Street
Southborough, Ma

Truck Rollover Rte 495

June 3, 2008 - A truck rolled over on Rte 495 Southbound on the bridge over Main Street earlier today.  Southborough Firefighters responded and transported one person with injuries to a local hospital.

Take a Hike

June 3, 2008 -  Join the Southborough Recreation Department and the newly formed Southborough Trails Club for a walk along the Sudbury Reservoir.  The walk will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday June 7th which is National Trails Day.  There will be a stop at the halfway point where hikers can sit on the rock jetty.  Bring a snack and/or fishing pole and enjoy the view.

William J. Surette

80, died Monday, June 2, 2008, at home. He was the husband of Marianna (Smith) Surette, to whom he was married for 47 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children William J. Jr. of Millis and Arlene Surette and her husband Richard Roberts of Milford. He also leaves grandchildren Richard and Jenna Roberts of Milford and his sisters Rosemary Amerault of Tyngsboro and Lorraine Tetter of Ashland. He is pre-decesased by his brother James. The funeral will be held Thursday, June 5 at 9:00 a.m. from the Callanan-Cronin Funeral Home, 34 Church Street, HOPKINTON. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Matthew's Church, Southborough at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Hopkinton. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Wednesday, June 4 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Southborough meetings

June 2 -6, 2008





Advisory Committee 6/2 7:30 PM Country kitchen Cordaville Hall
6/2 7:00 PM upper hall Cordaville Hall
Cultural ARts Council 6/2 7:15 PM arts center 21 Highland St
6/2 7:00 PM hearing room town house
Cable Television Committee 6/3 7:00 PM Cable Access office Fayville Hall
Council on Aging 6/4 7:00 PM Country kitchen Cordaville Hall
Recycling Committee 6/5 7:30 PM Conference Room DPW
Senior Center Schedule

Monday 2

Tuesday 3

Wednesday 4

Thursday 5

Friday 6

8:30 Health Clinic

8:30 Walking Group

10:00 AM Pool

8:30 Health Clinic

10:00 AM Rockport mini-bus trip

9:30 Cribbage



9:30 Mah Jongg

10:00 AM spectacular container Garden
12:00 Spanish

11:00 Senior Singers

  10:00 Creative Writers 10:00 Brunch
12:00 blueplatespecial Meatloaf     11:00 am Tai Chi 12:00 PM lunch
12:00 LUnch

11:30 AM Lunch

11:00 chair exercise colonial gardens    
2:00 Fitness

12:00 Ping Pong

12:00 PM lunch

11:30 AM Lunch

1:00 water aerobics
  12:30 PM Pitch  

12:30 PM Pitch

  1:00 water aerobics

2:00 Fitness

1:00 PM bridge


Events- Southborough Senior Center


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!

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

Southborough Gardeners Tour

June 2, 2008 - A beautiful day brought out a record breaking crowd for the Southborough Kitchen and Garden Tour.  The landscaping and flowers were awesome and the kitchen arrangements outstanding. Here are several photos from the tour.

Baby Hawk

June 2, 2008 - If you look close at the nest and just to the left of the center white birch tree there is a baby Red Tailed Hawk.  It is sitting in the nest with it's back to the viewer and its head turned to the right.

Please stop by to say farewell


After over 40 years of teaching

Mr. LaChance is retiring….

All current and former families are invited

to share in a celebration for him:

Monday, June 16th


Neary Cafeteria

If you would like to contribute a refreshment or have any pictures of

Mr. LaChance please email Nancy McAndrews at gnsec@aol.com

The Marlboro Senior Softball team Iron Workers Union Local #7 took 3 out 4 games this week.  The Friends of the Marlboro Seniors were idle this week

The Iron Workers Local #7 traveled to play Tewksbury Seniors and took a  doubleheader winning  18 – 15  and the 2nd game 15 - 11.  Mgr Goldstein stated that it is a rare feat to take a doubleheader from Tewksbury at their home park.   The Local #7 offense was led by Tom Hall who went 7 for 8 and Mike Narducci and  Dennis Naylor both going 5 for 8.

The Iron Workers then travel to Wayland to play the Gray Sox and split the doubleheader there losing the first game 18 – 14 and winning the 2nd  11– 3.  Marlboro offense was led by Bob Maquire and Tom Hall both going 5 for 7.  Steve Picone also chipped in with a home run.

We are still looking for a couple of players for our Iron Workers team.  If interested please contact Fred Scerra at 774-249-0143 or email marlsrsoftball@verizon.net.

Team Record are the Friends of the Marlboro Seniors is 2 and 6 and the Iron Workers Union Local #7 is 8 and 4.

Southborough Gardeners

June 2, 2008 - Penny, Jayne and Amy get all set for the crowds that came out for the Kitchen and Garden Tour yesterday.  To join the Southborough Gardeners, contact one of their members or President Amy Coombs.  One must be sponsored by a member in order to join the Southborough Gardeners.

A New Game in Town

June 2, 2008 - Southborough DPW workers strip an area at the Southborough Senior Center that will soon become home of the new Bocci court.

Eagle Scout Project

June 1, 2008 - Stephanos Bacon is earning his Eagle Scout badge by removing invasive species and planting native plants around the replicated wetland at the Breakneck Hill Davco Orchards Conservation lands.  Stephanos had a lot of assistance from friends, family and other members of Troop one.

Brownie Troop 2807

June 1, 2008 - Brownie Troop 2807 marched with the Southborough Veterans on Memorial Day last week.


Unwanted Visitor

June 1, 2008 - A young raccoon sits in the bottom of the Southborough Fire and Police dumpster yesterday. Firefighters tossed a board in to help the animal climb out.

Najla Ann (Abdelnour) Esper
Age 88, Feb. 27, 2008. She was the beloved wife of the late Frederick Esper. Devoted mother of Donna Polk of Pearland, TX; Frederick E. Esper of Marlborough; Robin Fruneaux of Southborough. Loved sister of Charles Abdelnour of Worcester. Loving grandmother of Jacqueline Polk and Tyler & Troy Fruneaux. A Memorial service will be held Sat. June 7, 1PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough (Morrisfuneralparlor.com) Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Advocates, Inc., 1 Clark Hill, #305, Framingham MA 01702 Att: Development.
In Tandem

June 1, 2008 - Two Mallards swim in sync at the farm pond at Davco Conservation area.

Southborough Senior Center News

June 1, 2008 - The shoppe at the Southborough Senior Center is open for business from 8:30 AM to 2:00 pm on weekdays.  You never know what you might find in the treasure trove of shelves.  There are knick knacks, video tapes, jewelry, and homemade items.

The Meals on Wheels Program is in need for drivers for the summer months.  Volunteer to brighten someone's lunch time.  Requires use of your car.  Call Lisa Vernooy at the Senior Center 508 - 229 - 4453.

Running the bases

June 1, 2008 - A tiger runs past a Ranger in yesterdays youth baseball game at Mooney Field.