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July 6, - July 12,  2008

Blowing in the Wind

July 11, 2008 - Wind tosses the petals to and fro.

Grounds Crew

July 11, 2008 - Workers from J & J Landscape touch up the grounds at the Neary and Trottier school complex yesterday.

 

Summer Chamber Music Festival Concerts
Friday and Saturday July 11 & 12: 7 pm - Practice concerts
Sunday, July 13: 7 pm - Student Concert
Monday, July 14: 3:00 pm - Younger Student Concert
Wednesday, July 23: 7 pm - Student Concert
Saturday, July 26: 7 pm - Closing Concert
at St. Mark's School, Performing Arts Center, Southborough, MA
... Internationally known for excellence in the training of young musicians lead gifted music students from the local towns as well as international students from the Moscow Conservatory from 7 to 26 years old.

The Festival & Institute includes private lessons, chamber music coaching, orchestra, master classes and a series of faculty and student public concerts, July 7-26 to make use of the Performing Arts Center at St. Marks, Southborough, MA

Mark Binder Storyteller

July 11, 2008 - Mark Binder enthralls the children as they listen intently to his storytelling.

Lightning

July 11, 2008 -  Lightning lights up the sky over Southborough Wednesday night.

BUTTERFLIES OF SUMMER, Cedar Hill Reservation, Northborough
Date: July 12, 2008
Time: 9:30am-Noon
 

Leader:  SVT Property Steward Bill Coder.  The abundant milkweed and other field flowers in the fields at Cedar Hill Reservation provide a great place to see and learn about butterflies.  Many varieties are predictably present in early July, from the showy Monarchs and Swallowtails to smaller Browns and Skippers.  You can expect to view these beautiful butterflies, as well as dragonflies and other sightings on this program.  Some of the best viewing opportunities are an additional reward for those ready for about a half-mile hike up the steep slope to the top of the hill. 


Members: Free, Non-members, $5
Signs of the Times? or Things to Come?

July 10, 2008 - Thanks to a reader for heads up on a sign snafu.  Will we see this price someday in the future? Wonder how many stopped there to get their gasoline this morning.  Sign is westbound on Route 9 by the Red Roof Inn.

Must have seen the Sign

July 10, 2008 - Enjoying the sunshine. This squirrel shot is through the window screen so not as sharp as I didn't want to have the critter jump up when I walked out to the deck for a photo.

Flight Troubles

July 10, 2008 - Philip and his dad try to get a remote controlled Styrofoam airplane airborne but the wind kept it from going too far along.

It's Not too Late, a Few Slots still Open

Southborough's Youth & Family Camp still has some places available! For more information please call 508 481 5676 and see our flyer below.

Click here for mail in form Registration

Spellbound

July 10, 2008 - Young visitors to the Southborough Library were all caught up in the storytelling of Jack in the Beanstalk.  Yesterday the Library hosted Mark Binder author and storyteller.

Child Safety Seat Regulations  changed as of July 10, 2008

The Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law requires children under 5 years of age or who weigh 40 pounds or less to ride in properly installed, federally-approved child safety seat. 

This law also requires children 5 years of age through 12 to wear a safety belt.

A booster seat is recommended to ensure that the safety belt fits properly for children less than 57" in height.

NOTE: the Massachusetts Child Passenger Safety Law was amended in April 2008 and as of July 10, 2008 will require a properly fastened and secured child safety restraint for children under age eight or less than 57" in height, whichever comes first. The expanded law will require a booster seat/safety belt combination for child who have outgrown child safety seats - typically when they are above age five or 40 pounds. 

The Massachusetts Safety Belt Law requires safety belt use by those 13 years of age and older.

Voluntary Water Restrictions

July 10, 2008 - Although Southborough is nearly a third under water from the Sudbury Reservoir system (above photo) our water does not come from here but rather through the MWRA system aqueduct from the Wachusett and Quabbin Reservoirs.  As of June 21, 2008 there has been a voluntary odd/even water ban.  For those new to water bans voluntary or mandated, an odd/even system means that if you have an even residence number such as 20 you water gardens, lawns and wash the car on even numbered days such as the 10th.  Odd numbered homes use outside watering only on the odd numbered days such as the 11th.  It's always a good idea to conserve water.

MEMA OFFERS HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS TIPS

What Families Need To Do To Prepare For The Hurricane Season

Framingham, MA - As we enter the 2008 Hurricane Season, which experts are predicting to be very active, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is offering personal preparedness tips for the all of the citizens of the Commonwealth.

“Every home and business should have a basic supply kit that could be used for any emergency, regardless of the time of year,” states MEMA Director Don Boyce. “Everyone should keep certain items around the house in the event of a hurricane or other severe weather. A portable radio, flashlight, extra batteries extra non-perishable food, water and a first aid kit are all essential to help your family weather the storm.”

Each household should have a supply of canned goods and other non-perishable foods that do not need cooking, along with bottled water, extra prescription medication, and extra food and supplies for infants and pets. A manual can opener and a basic first aid kit are also essential.

“All families should develop a ‘Family Emergency Communication Plan’ to help ensure everyone is safe. You should contact your local authorities to learn about potential evacuation routes and the location of emergency shelters in your community,” said Boyce. “It is important to familiarize yourself with your Community’s Emergency Plans before an emergency situation occurs.”

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information about MEMA and Hurricane Preparedness Month, go to www.mass.gov/mema

HURRICANE DISASTER SUPPLY KIT

Canned goods and nonperishable foods that do not need cooking,

  • Canned meats and fish, Canned fruits and vegetables, Canned soups and puddings, Canned fruit juices, Dried fruit and nuts, Bread, cookies and crackers, Peanut butter and jelly, Coffee and tea.

  • Manual can opener, Bottled water (1 gallon per person/per day), Prescription medication (2 week supply), Extra eyeglasses, Pet food/supplies, Water purification tablets (halazone), Disposable plates, cups, and utensils. First aid supplies, Masking and duct tape, Flashlight or lantern, with extra batteries, Battery operated radio, with extra batteries, Watch or battery operated clock, Ice chest, Matches,  Canned heat (sterno), Portable outdoor camping stove or grill with fuel supply, A certain amount of cash, Important documents (Such as wills, deeds, prescriptions, passports, birth certificates, health record, proof of address, Social Security number),  Plastic trash bags, Plastic sheeting or tarp, Chlorinated bleach,  Personal hygiene items,

    Infant care items: Disposable diapers, Baby wipes, Baby food, Formula

          Other useful items: Work gloves, Sun lotion, Insect repellent, Hammer, Screwdriver, Pliers, Wrenches, Handsaw, Razor   knife, Ax or chainsaw, Rope caulking, Nails and screws, Rope and wire, Broom, mop and bucket, All-purpose cleaner, Ladder, Sandbags, Portable generator, Tree pruner, Shovel, rake and wheelbarrow, Sheets of plywood.

    FAMILY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

    Develop a Family Emergency Communications Plan in case family members are separated from one another during an emergency (a real possibility during the day when adults are at work and children are at school, camp or at a friend’s house). This plan should also address reunification after the immediate crisis passes.

    Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the Family Emergency Communications Plan contact person. During and immediately after a disaster occurs, it is often easier to access a long distance telephone number than a local one. Also, calling outside a disaster area is usually easier than calling into the same area.

    Make sure everyone knows the name, address and telephone number of the Family Emergency Communications Plan contact person.

    Designate two meeting areas for family members – one within your community (your primary location), and one outside of your community (your alternate location). Sometimes an emergency could impact your neighborhood or small section of the community, so a second location outside of your community would be more accessible to all family members.

    Be familiar with the Emergency Plans at your children’s school and camp, as well as your place of business.

    A Family Emergency Communications Plan can help reassure everyone’s safety and minimize the stress associated with emergencies.  You may also check our local Southborough Emergency Management Agency  click Emergency Management on the left index, and the Southborough Animal Disaster Preparedness committee.

    Senior BBQ

    July 9, 2008 - The Southborough Senior Center had entertainment by the Silver Leafs and plenty of food at yesterday's annual summer BBQ.

    Pick Up Game

    July 9, 2008 - Playing the summer game of baseball.

    The Southborough News welcomes a new advertiser

     FT Fitness Together has come on board.  No Lines, No Waiting, No Excuses. It's Perfect! FT will be celebrating five years in Southborough this year.   Next week July 16, 2008 Fitness Together will hold an Open House "Reunion" from 3 PM to 7 PM at their Southborough Studio located at 21 G Turnpike Road, Southborough, MA.  Fitness Together has locations in both Ashland and Southborough.  Their philosophy is to provide clients with quality, private, one -on-one personal fitness training in a friendly, non-threatening environment.  "One client, one trainer, one goal".   Owner Bob Savin joined the Fitness Together  family in 2001 as a manager in a Greater Boston Studio.  Two years later he opened his own franchise in Southborough in 2003.  In 2004, he opened their Ashland location at 300 Eliot Street.  For more information on the trainer bios, testimonials,  specials, FAQ, maps and locations, FT Fitness Together click here.

    Third Times a Charm

    July 9, 2008 - Two baby Killdeer stalk the Southborough Community Gardens.  Mama Killdeer nested three times before the last batch of four eggs hatched.  Three were running around last night, shown are two of them.

    John David Johnson

     

     

    John David Johnson, 91, of Southborough died July 6, 2008 at Metro West Heath Care in Framingham after a period of declining health.

    He was the husband of the late Rita A. (Morin) Johnson, who passed away in 1997.

    Mr. Johnson was an engineering manager who worked for Raytheon at many of their facilities for over 45 years. After he retired he was a consultant for Raytheon and several other companies in the Metro West Area. He was an avid gardener and shared his numerous home grown tomato plants with his many friends. He was a wonderful loving husband, father and grandfather. He had several loves but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

    He is survived by his children, Pam Doucet of Southborough, with whom he lived; Skip Johnson of Bradford, NH; Rick Johnson and his wife Janet of Cheshire, CT; a brother, George Johnson of Millville; a sister, Eleanor Carnoe of Uxbridge; 6 grandchildren, Scott Stephens and his wife Beth of Irving, TX; Kristin Johnson of Waterbury, CT; Matt Johnson and his wife Lisa of Southington, CT; Megan Johnson of Madison, WI; Andy Johnson of Tewksbury; Lauren Johnson of Cheshire, CT; a great grandson, Owen David Stephens.

    Visiting hours will be held on Wed. July 9, from 5 to 7 at the Morris Funeral Home (Morrisfuneralparlor.com) 40 Main St. Southborough

    A funeral home service will be held on Thursday, July 10 at 10:30 AM, burial will follow in Rural Cemetery, Southborough.

    In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in his memory to the Southborough Ambulance Fund, 21 Main St. Southborough, MA 01772
     

    Rolling on By

    July 9, 2008 - CSX train engine #6217 rolls through the late afternoon traffic in Southborough.

    Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

    Last night at the Southborough Selectmen’s meeting a common victualler’s license was granted for LMR Partners. They will be opening Benchmark Deli at 150 Framingham Road. Located at the corner of Newton Street and Framingham Road this building had seen several restaurants over the years including Maureen’s and BBQ Express. Selectmen also accepted a new pole and guy wire configuration by National Grid at Highland Street at the Arts Center at South Union School. The last pole that was set in preparation for new power to the Art Center to run the elevator received many complaints for the way it was set. Reclassifications for DPW workers Chris Leroy, Dean Cibelli, Richard Rock and Norman Buzzell were all approved. Lou D’Amico was appointed as the Cable Access Director. He was recommended by the Southborough Cable Committee. Mr. D’Amico is currently retired but has an extensive background working in the electronics field for companies such as Digital and his own former electronics consulting firm.

    Selectmen also met with the Southborough Senior Director and Council on Aging members along with the Facilities Committee to discuss the possible rental of Cordaville Hall to outside interests. Currently as the building is set up it would be hard to discourage use of pool and ping pong tables, the piano, television, computers and other closets and cabinets used by the seniors by outside groups. Selectmen Bonnie Phaneuf said she would like to see the Hall rented out to groups for activities such as bridal showers, family gatherings etc. All selectmen said they would not like to see groups using the equipment and finding out for instance the next morning that a child had taken a pool cue resulting in a torn pool table. The facilities committee concurred that there would have to be some expansion and renovation to the building before that use could occur, namely new bathrooms and storage. They did mention they went back to the original Town Meeting where the building was purchased and potential rental to offset expenses was mentioned if the building were purchased. Selectmen asked the Facilities committee to look at the potential costs and revenue if the hall was to be renovated for more use by residents.

    The Facilities Committee then discussed potential changes to the Town House configuration of offices. The Board of Health and Town Veteran’s Agent recently moved to Cordaville Hall leaving office vacancy. With this move the Town and the Facilities Committee then had a chance to take a look at the current operating system within the Town house and how it could be improved for residents, employees, working areas and flow. The new configuration draft has a central counter where the receptionist would greet customers in a one stop area. Instead of the customer/resident having to move around looking for where a particular town department is, the receptionist would call up that department employee to the counter to assist the patron. Currently residents have to move about the hall and stairs to locate the specific departments. This draft plan met with preliminary approval with the Selectmen and the Facilities Committee will be addressing the plan with town employees and departments.

    A nearly full compliment of Southborough Call Firefighters attended the Selectmen’s meeting to discuss a letter from the Town requiring a current physical from their physicians. Fire Lieutenant James Colleary acted as spokesperson for the group. He mentioned that his doctor was hesitant on such a letter as it was not specific enough dealing with what firefighter standards are that need to be met. Many other firefighters mentioned the same. Most Southborough Call Firefighters are trained Firefighter I and II having gone through the Massachusetts Fire Academy classes. Selectmen want to eventually have all safety employees, full and part time get an annual physical and institute a wellness program. The Call Department and the Reserve Police officers were the first to get the letter. Wellness programs are subject to collective bargaining for the full-time firefighters. Firefighter physical standards are different from the police and for a qualified physician to do the firefighter physical; Chief Mauro estimated it would cost $600 to $700 each member. Call firefighters then questioned who would be responsible for the bill. Selectmen said they would find the funding for it. Lt. Colleary said most call firefighters make under $1500 per year. They have seen training drills and call night shifts ended and other cuts that have let Call firefighters basically serve the Town of Southborough for the love of the job. Selectman William Boland re-examined the issue and wants the call firefighters and Chief Mauro to work out an amicable plan to be brought back to the Selectmen dealing with the physical aspect and the wellness program. The selectmen recommended a monthly report from Chief Mauro on the progress. Selectwoman Bonnie Phaneuf stated she would like to see the Town of Southborough eventually set in place a program that would meet the standards of the National Fire Protection Association.

    MEMA WARNS OF LIGHTNING’S DANGERS

    FRAMINGHAM, MA - Thunderstorms are very common in the Spring and Summer months, and despite their small size, in comparison to hurricanes and blizzards, all thunderstorms are potentially dangerous.

    “Every thunderstorm produces lightning and has the potential to produce associated dangers such as tornadoes, destructive winds, hail and flash flooding,” stated Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Don Boyce. “As we have witnessed, lightning strikes, throughout Massachusetts, have proven deadly, reinforcing the fact that the threat of a thunderstorm must be taken seriously.”

    Of the estimated 100,000 thunderstorms each year in the U.S., about 10% are classified as severe, meaning they produce hail, at least ¾” in diameter, have winds of 58mph or higher, or produce a tornado.

    MEMA offers thunderstorm, and more particularly, lightning safety tips:

    Before the Thunderstorm

    Know the terms used by weather forecasters

    1. Severe Thunderstorm Watch – Tells where and when severe thunderstorms are likely to occur. Watch the sky and stay tuned the Media.

    2. Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Issued when severe weather has been reported by spotters or indicated on radar. Warnings indicate imminent danger to life and property to those in the path of the storm.

    Before a thunderstorm strikes, keep an eye on the sky. Look for darkening skies, flashes of light, or increasing wind.

    If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be affected by lightning, and should go inside to safe shelter immediately.

    Thunderstorms can occur singly, in clusters or in lines. The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter, producing heavy rain for a brief period from 30 to 60 minutes.

    When a thunderstorm approaches, secure outdoor objects that could be blown away or cause damage. Shutter windows, if possible, and secure outside doors.

    Remember that lightning can strike up to 10 miles ahead of or after the arrival of the storm. Listen to weather forecasts on NOAA Weather Radio, or to local radio and television stations for the latest information. In general, lightning will travel the easiest route from the clouds to the ground, which means it often strikes the tallest object.

    During this season people are taking part in activities that place them in locations most vulnerable to being struck by lightning, such as on golf courses, ball fields, beaches and large bodies of water. In the U.S., an average of 300 people are injured and 80 killed each year by lightning, which is more than tornadoes or hurricanes.

    During the Thunderstorm

    If you are caught outside during a thunderstorm, you should protect yourself from lightning by going to a low-lying, open place away from trees, poles or metal object, which can serve as a natural lightning rod. (Make sure the place you pick is not subject to flooding).

    Make yourself the smallest target possible by squatting low to the ground and by placing your hands on your knees with your head between them. Be as low to the ground as possible, with as little of your body touching the ground as possible. (Don’t lie flat; this will make you a larger target!).

    Do not stand on a hilltop, in an open field, on a beach or in a boat on the water.

    If boating, or swimming, get to land immediately.

    Avoid isolated sheds or small structures in open areas.

    Get away from anything metal such as tractors, farm equipment, motorcycles, golf carts, golf clubs, bicycles, wire fences, clotheslines, metal pipes, rails, and other metallic paths that could carry lightning to you from a distance.

    In a forest, seek shelter in a low area under a growth of smaller trees.

    If indoors, avoid metallic objects and fixtures.

    Avoid showering or bathing. Plumbing and bathroom fixtures can conduct electricity.

    Avoid using a corded telephone, except for emergencies. Cordless or cellular telephones are safe to use.

    Unplug appliances and other electrical items such as computers. Turn off air conditioners. Power surges from lightning can cause serious damage.

    Use your battery operated NOAA Weather Radio for updates from local officials.

    Note that rubber-soled shoes and rubber tires provide NO protection from lightning. However, the steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection, if you are not touching metal. Although you may be injured if lightning strikes you car, you are much safer inside a vehicle than outside.

    The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information about MEMA, go to www.mass.gov/mema.

    Enroute

    July 8, 2008 - Southborough Fire Ambulance races along route 9 during yesterday's late afternoon traffic westbound with a patient.  Initial reports of the accident was for a  rollover with person trapped in front of Overnight Freight Trucking Company.

    1724 hours on 7/7/08  MVC 175 Boston Road. Two vehicles. One crashed into another causing one to roll over.  Both drivers injured – 1 transported to UMass Medical center in Worcester with non-life threatening injuries, the second driver refused transport.  Road closed in both directions during rush hour for approximately 45 minutes.

     Two other vehicle crashes and a medical emergency all within that hour:  1726 hours – three car Motor Vehicle Crash Boston Road causeway – no injuries.  1748 hours – medical emergency Middle Road. 1806 hours – MVC Rt 9 eastbound east of White’s Corner, Engine 23 & Framingham ambulance.

    The Magic of Bubbles

    July 8, 2008 - Summer fun and bubbles always go together.

    Recycle

    Members of the Southborough Recycling Committee explain composting to youngsters earlier this year.

    July 8, 2008 - The Southborough DPW would like to remind residents to recycle.  It's not only good for the environment but it assists the Town with saving money.  It costs the Town $69.10 per ton of refuse that is brought to the Millbury, MA Wheelabrator facility.  The costs per ton of recycled material? Free!  Items that can be recycled are paper, cardboard, glass containers, metal containers, all plastic containers, yard waste, leaves, lead acid batteries and white goods.  The white goods must have a sticker (free) on it.  Transfer station stickers for the year and for the white goods are available at the DPW office Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  The new blue transfer stickers must be purchased before September 15, 2008.  As of July 1, 2008 if you utilize a private hauler, you will no longer be required to purchase a Southborough Transfer Station Sticker, however, if you would like to use the recycle facilities including the swap shop you must have a current sticker on your vehicle to enter the transfer station.  There will also be Household Hazardous Waste Day October 18, 2008.  For more information on the Southborough DPW rules and regulations, what items should be recycled and other information click here. Below photo Girl Scout troop recycles aluminum cans at the recycle center.

     

    Fire Log

    Saturday 6/28/08

    07:04 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ BOSTON RD
    A28 LT SADOWSKI FF ROACH

    20:21 ANIMAL RESCUE CARRIAGE HILL CR
    E22 FF ROACH FF WILLS

    21:00 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ BIGELOW RD
    A28 FF PIERCE FF KANE
    E22 FF ROACH FF WILLS

    Sunday 6/29/08

    12:24 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT WOODLAND RD
    E22 FF FRANKS FF ROACH

    12:28 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ NEWTON ST
    A28 FF PIERCE FF RICE

    22:18 REFUSAL ADMIRAL LN
    A28 FF RICE FF KANE
    C30 LT SADOWSKI

    Monday 6/30/08

    08:07 ALARM SYSTEM MALFUNCTION MARLBORO RD
    E22 LT PELTIER FF FRANKS
    E23 FF PIERCE FF NEAL

    09:26 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ BOSTON RD
    A28 FF PIERCE FF NEAL
    C30 FF FRANKS

    10:00 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT MARLBORO RD
    C27 CAPT MAURO

    12:00 PLAN REVIEW - SMOKE DETECTOR BLACKTHORN DR
    C3 CAPT MAURO

    13:30 MISC. SAFETY INSPECTION MAIN ST
    C27 CAPT MAURO

    14:00 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT ORCHARD RD
    C27 CAPT MAURO

    14:30 SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE SUMMIT RD
    C27 CAPT MAURO

    14:49 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES MILK ST WESTBOROUGH
    A28 FF PIERCE FF NEAL

    15:00 OIL BURNER WOODLAND RD
    C27 CAPT MAURO

    15:45 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES BOSTON RD and CENTRAL ST
    A28 FF PIERCE FF NEAL
    E22 LT PELTIER FF FRANKS

    17:55 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD
    A28 FF KANE FF NEAL
    E23 LT PELTIER FF FRANKS

    18:47 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES RIVER ST
    A28 FF KANE FF NEAL
    C30 FF FRANKS
     More fire Log

    Southborough meetings

    July 7 - July 11, 2008

    Meeting

    Date

    Time

    Where

    PLANNING BOARD
    Agenda
    7/7 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
    BOARD OF SELECTMEN
    Agenda
     
    7/8 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
    MUNICIPAL FACILITIES COMM. 7/8 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
    RECYCLING COMMITTEE 7/10 7:30 PM CONFERENCE ROOM, DPW BUILDING
    CONSERVATION COMMISSION
    Agenda
    7/1- 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
    Senior Center Schedule

    Monday 7

    Tuesday 8

    Wednesday 9

    Thursday 10

    Friday 11

    8:30 Health Clinic

     

     

    8:30 Health Clinic

     

    9:30 Cribbage

     

      9:30 Mah Jongg  
    12:00 Spanish   11:00 chair exercise colonial gardens 10:00 Origami Colonial Gardens  
    12:00 Lunch

    12:00 PM Lunch

    12:00 PM lunch

    12 PM Lunch

    12:00 Lunch
    2:00 Fitness 12:30 Pitch 12:00 PM fabric jewelry @ Colonial Gardens

    12:30 PM Pitch

     
      4:00 PM summer BBQ

    2:00 Fitness

    1:00 PM bridge

     

    Senior Notes

    July 8 - 4:00 PM Summer BBQ, $5.00 suggested donation, Entertainment by the Silver Leave Jazz Band, Burgers/dogs/chicken by Tasty Home Cookin Catering.

    August 5 - 4:00 PM Summer BBQ, $5.00 suggested donation, Entertainment by the Senior Class, Burgers/dogs/ribs by Tasty Home Cookin Catering.

    August 22, - leave Senior center at 9:00 AM Cape Cod Mini-bus trip, $30

    Summer Activities at Colonial Gardens open to all - Air conditioned Community Room Origami, Chair Exercise, Jewelry Making - presented by Marlborough Hills, Fall Floral Arrangements presented by Marlborough Hills (sign up at Senior Center 508-229-4453) for  Origami, Jewelry and Fall Floral classes.  all programs free of charge.

    Off Course

    July 8, 2008 - A Southborough News Reader from Pennsylvania sent in these photos of rare Mississippi Kites that have nested in a Maple tree in Newmarket, New Hampshire.  Jeff Holmes recently traveled from PA to NH to photograph the Kite's in flight and at the nesting tree. A male and two females have been seen since late May of this year in Newmarket.  According to birding sources, this is the first documented sightings and nesting of the Mississippi Kites in New Hampshire.