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August 31,  2008 - September 6, 2008

One School, One Read

September 6, 2008 - Woodward School students and staff held a  "Care Assembly" on Sept 5th.  They received a grant from the "Corridor Nine" Chamber of Commerce for a new program called "One School, One Read". Each month there is a theme
for the month as well as a dress-up theme. The day of Woodward's  "Care" assemblies students bring in items for the Southborough Food Pantry. This month's theme is acceptance. The dress up theme for that day is "Aloha" and staff and children dress in their "Aloha" gear such as sunglasses etc.

Chasing it Down

September 6, 2008 - It was a soccer morning trying to beat the rain at the Neary fields.

Under 6 Girls Soccer

September 6, 2008 - Trying to keep inside the lines.

The Soccer Dance

September 6, 2008 - Trying to dig out the ball.

Douglas S. Bugley



Douglas S. Bugley, 65, of Southborough died Friday, September 5, 2008 at Leonard Morse Hospital after a battle with brain cancer.

Born in Natick, he was the son of the late Edward Bugley & Jospehine (Pleshaw) Bugley Gruzdowich

Mr. Bugley was a graduate of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, and American International College of Springfield. He was a US Army veteran serving from 1966 to 1968.

Doug was the beverage manager at Wayside Inn in Sudbury, where he had worked for 34 years.

An avid golfer, Doug was a former assistant pro at Framingham Country Club and a was member of St. Marks Golf Course in Southborough. He held a pilot's licence and took great joy in flying his plane. He also enjoyed fly fishing.

He leaves his 2 brothers, Wayne E. Bugley of Southborough; Gregory Gruzdowich of Rancho Santa Fe, CA ; a sister Sandy Horton of Shrewsbury; 3 nephews & 1 niece; and many good friends.

Visiting hours will held be Monday morning, Sept. 8, from 7 AM to 10:30 AM at the Morris Funeral Home (morrisfuneralparlor.com) 40 Main St. (rte 30) Southborough.

A funeral home service will be held Monday at 11 AM. Burial will follow in Rural Cemetery in Southborough.

In lieu of flowers contributions maybe sent in his memory to Brain Science Foundation (brainsciencefoundation.org) 148 Linden St. #303, Wellesley, MA 02842

Events & Essentials E-news

In the News...

People with severe brain injuries have a two to four times greater chance of developing Alzheimer's according to a new study. [Read More]
Stigma is reported as a top concern for those living with Alzheimer's disease. [Read the full report.]
New Sons Support Group
Kick-off September 23rd 7 PM-8:30 PM, Needham Public Library. 
Charlie PierceGuest Speakers: Charles Pierce writer for The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, regular panelist on NPR's It's Only a Game, author of Moving the Chains about Tom Brady and the New England Patriots and Hard to Forget about his father and his family's struggle with Alzheimer's. Also, Dave Thomson, son of Bob Thomson, long-running star of PBS's Victory Garden, will talk about his father's struggle with Alzheimer's and his own caregiving role.
Free and open to sons or grandsons caring for a parent or relative with Alzheimer's.  Seating is limited.  Reserve your space by today by E-mail.  

24/7 Help with Alzheimer Questions

Worried womanAre you looking for resources in your community? Do you need advice on difficult care issues. There is help, 24/7 at our Association. 
Calls are confidential and free. Trained staff answer your questions. We also offer care consultation to assist with complex issues.
Call 800.272.3900
or contact us Helpline Online  
Join Us for Memory Walk 08
Register TODAY 
Memory Walk is happening at 9 locations, September 13-28. Sign up for one near you. Memory Walk supports Alzheimer's research and programs for those dealing with the challenge of Alzheimer's. Call Memory Walk hotline: 617.393.2050. Visit MemoryWalkMA.org 

Memory Walk


NEW Coping Program

September 10th,
Duxbury, 10:30 AM.
  It's called Coping and Living with Early Memory Loss for people with early stage Alzheimer's disease and MCI and their families.
E-mail Nicole McGurin to register; space is limited.
 For a complete list of educational programs across MA 
 [Click Here]
Programs for families are FREE
Join Our Mailing List 
Do Not Go It Alone: Find a Support Group Near You
Support Groups can be a lifeline. With Alzheimer's Association trained leaders, Support Groups offer a place for people with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia, and their care partners to learn coping skills and share the experience.
Choose From Many Special Events Sponsored by our Friends
As Memory Walk approaches, many walks and individual teams have developed creative ways to raise money. From Harvest Fairs to Wine Tastings, there's a great array. [Click Here] for a listing of these and other fundraisers being held in communities across the state.

Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease

Southborough Fall/Winter Recreation Registration begins

September 6, 2008 - Southborough Recreation is now taking online and walk-in registrations for the Fall and Winter Programs.

Click Here

Soccer Dog

September 6, 2008 - The ball is bigger than the mouth.

Dan Haley, Republican Candidate for Eighth Middlesex

The Southborough News welcomes new advertiser Dan Haley.  Dan is the republican nominee for the Eighth Middlesex State Representative representing precincts two and three in Southborough along with Holliston, Hopkinton and parts of Medway and Westborough.  Dan is endorsed by State Representative Paul Loscocco who is vacating the seat, former governor William Weld, former Lt. Governor Kerry Healey and Ron Bersani, grandfather of Melanie Powell for whom Melanie's Law is named.  Several issues that Dan is pushing is for a better economy in Massachusetts, elimination of the MA Turnpike Authority, truth in budgeting, proposition 2 1/2 reform and to finish the job of health care reform among many of his other priorities when elected State Representative.  For more information on Dan Haley click here.


The Southborough Seniors and Falconi Family are looking for more golfers to join foursomes for the 17th Annual Golf Tournament.  One hundred percent of the proceeds goes to the Southborough Senior Center.  Have some fun while raising money for a good cause.  Great prizes.  Raffle donations and sponsorships accepted. Contact the Senior Center at 508 - 229 - 4453 or Falconi Brothers Heating and Oil at 508 -485- 0377 for Golfer registration forms and/or sponsor forms.  The Seniors thank you!

Cow Stop

September 5, 2008 - the Belted Galloways get a once over from pedestrians, cyclists and a driver as the cows gathered near the road late last month.

ARHS Field Hockey

ONE DAY BOOT CAMP SEPTEMBER 6, 2008, 7:00 - 8:30 AM

Click here for Fitness Bootcamp infoSouthborough, MA, September 6, 2008---Local natural foods company, NRG BAR
is calling all potential recruits to gear up and get out with a Free One Day
Fitness Boot Camp.  Fitness Boot Camps are popping up everywhere in the
fitness industry.  Soon-to-be brides, moms and busy professionals all over
the country are finding inspiration and perspiration in grueling workouts
and being pushed to their highest and best potential.  NRG BAR is offering
up a body intensive, time-focused work out that blends elements of core
strengthening, cardio, circuit/agility training and meditative breathing.
The mission is to provide a demanding regimen for the individual within a
group dynamic; start off low-impact and then ratchet up the intensity and
rigor to challenge at a personal level.

The Boot Camp is run by NRG BAR founder, Dan O¹Rourke, a former U.S. Marine
and current Ironman Triathlete.  ³The Boot Camps are a natural choice for
the NRG BAR mission of an Eat Healthy Live Healthy lifestyle.  We want to do
more than sell bars.  We want to back up that business strategy with a
Ohuman¹ strategy; a physical support system that promotes smart and wise
choices for body, mind and spirit while offering a challenging communal work
out.²  In providing leadership in physical fitness, committing energy and
resources to bring the Boot Camp trend to suburbia, NRG BAR has its bottom
line invested in its message of Eat Healthy Live Healthy.

The Boot Camps emphasize stress-injury prevention and exercise modification
through functional training that complements the individual¹s own workout
routine.  Dan O¹Rourke and his trainers create a safe and supportive
environment to maximize results for each individual.  ³Burn body fat, build
lean muscle with dynamic warm-ups, dynamic stretching and a variety of
disciplined training methods.²  ³I love meeting the people and hearing their
stories. Maybe they¹ve lost 5 lbs or they are back running again with their
friends or kids.  That is what is most rewarding to me, I love it.² ³When
you are fit and healthy, everything is just a little bit easier in life.²

NRG BAR is a company founded with the simple mission of creating and
advocating a healthy, happy lifestyle of real food living. Enriching lives
with what goes into a body; NRG BAR provides a foundation for living,
feeling and being at your best every day. NRG BAR is a locally-owned and
operated company in Southborough, Massachusetts.  Please visit our website
at www.NRG-BAR.com for further information and other NRG BAR sponsored
events, or contact Dan O¹Rourke at (978) 821-2878 / Dan@nrg-bar.com
7-8:30 am Lundblad field at the Neary Elementary School on Parkerville road,
right off Route 9 West bound.


New Program at the Food Pantry

As the times get tougher, more and more families are going to the local food pantry located at Pilgrim Church. Barbara Jandrue who manages the food pantry in Southborough says they are always in need of canned food, cereals, crackers, backpack snacks, paper products, cleaning supplies and will accept financial donations. But now there is a new need. Many of you have probably read about how the mortgage crisis and economy are making more and more families drop off their beloved pets to animal shelters because they can’t afford to feed them. Southborough Police Officer Meredith Lobur has offered to help the Southborough Food Pantry by asking for donations to help families feed their pets. Donations can be dropped off at the Southborough Police Station or you can call Officer Lobur at the Southborough Police business line 508- 485 - 2147 and she will make arrangements to pick up the donations. Donated items can be unopened bags of dry pet food, canned pet food and unopened treats or you may want to consider a cash donation for the purchase of pet food supplies. At the present time there is no storage area at the Pilgrim Church closet that acts as the food pantry, Officer Lobur has offered to pickup, store and deliver the pet food for the food pantry. If you can help it would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Sept. 5 - Algonquin Sports

 Girls JV Volleyball @ Clinton High School   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Clinton High School   5:00PM
ept. 5 - Assabet Valley Regional Tech
Boys Varsity Golf @ Hudson High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Football   **Scrimmage - Vs West Boylston   4:00PM
 Girls JV Volleyball VS Sutton High School Gym 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey VS Sutton High School   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball VS Sutton High School Gym 5:30PM


Mema has been issuing alerts for Massachusetts possibly feeling the effects of

Hurricane Hanna


FRAMINGHAM, MA – “If you are a boat owner, you know that preparing your boat for a hurricane is just as important as preparing your home,” said Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Director Don Boyce. “MEMA has some important safety tips for boat owners as they prepare for the upcoming hurricane season.”

During the Hurricane Season, boaters should continually obtain the latest available weather forecast for your boating area.

Boat owners should assemble emergency equipment and supplies, as well as all of the necessary gear on board to properly tie down their vessel. Realize that you may not be able to pull your boat out of the water. Precious time is lost if you are searching for gear as a storm approaches.

Identify hurricane holes and safe harbors in the area in case you are caught at sea.

Have a plan worked out with your marina operator so there are no questions or confusion when the time comes to tie up or pull the boat from the water.

Insure your vessel is as watertight as possible. Use duct tape and plugs to seal hatches, ports, windows, doors and vents.

Remove all electronics, valuables and non-essential items.

Have your insurance policies, boat registration, a recent photograph and description of the vessel, gear inventory, marina or storage lease agreement and important telephone numbers (local harbormaster, U.S. Coast Guard, National Weather Service, insurance agent) in a secure place off of the boat.

When you are through, help your neighbor. It only takes one poorly tied boat in a marina to destroy an entire dock.

Do not stay on the boat.

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, go to www.mass.gov/mema


The Littlest voter

September 4, 2008 - John and Joan Misener and great grandson get ready for the politicing at the Southborough Senior Center yesterday.

Algonquin Regional to hold Open House

“Building for the Future”

Algonquin Regional High School

79 Bartlett Street, Northborough, Massachusetts

Grand Opening

You are invited to attend

An Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

of the

Addition and Renovation


Algonquin Regional High School


Thursday, September 4, 2008


6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Other events: guided tours, showcase of student work,

department highlights and refreshments



WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Ready Campaign (www.ready.gov) is sponsoring the fifth annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) in September with support from more than 2,700 NPM coalition members, the largest amount to date.  NPM coalition members, consisting of national, regional, state, and local organizations, will combine efforts throughout the month of September to encourage all Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies before they happen.

“National Preparedness Month is an important reminder about each American’s civic responsibility to prepare for emergencies,” said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. “Those with the capacity and wherewithal to help themselves must do so in advance, so that in the event of an emergency, responders can first assist those who are unable to tend to themselves. From wildfires and earthquakes in California, to hurricanes and tropical storms along the Gulf Coast, to flooding in the Midwest, recent events remind us more than ever that we must prepare ourselves and our families for a disaster.  This is the time, each year, when every American should ask the question, ‘Am I ready?’” 

The Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps ( www.citizencorps.gov  ) are encouraging individuals across the nation to take important preparedness steps that will greatly improve their ability to survive and recover from all types of emergencies, whether natural or man-made.  These steps include getting an emergency supply kit, making a family emergency plan, becoming informed about the different emergencies that may affect them, and getting involved in community preparedness and response efforts.

NPM coalition members are encouraging Americans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities by hosting events such as seminars, fairs, community outreach events, workshops, webinars, and trainings.  For a complete list of events, please visit www.ready.gov

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joseph I. Lieberman and Ranking Member Susan M. Collins, along with House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson and Ranking Member Peter T. King, will serve as honorary Congressional Co-Chairs of NPM 2008. They will lead the effort to increase public awareness about the importance of emergency preparedness on Capitol Hill and throughout the country.

For more information on the Ready Campaign and NPM, please visit www.ready.gov  or www.listo.gov  Individuals can also call 1-800-BE-READY or 1-888-SE-LISTO for more emergency preparedness information. 

February 2008 marked the Ready Campaign’s fifth year at the Department of Homeland Security. Launched in 2003 in partnership with The Advertising Council, Ready is designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. It has proven to be one of the most successful campaigns in Ad Council's more than 65-year history. Since its launch, the campaign has generated more than $756.5 million in donated media support. Individuals interested in more information about family, business and community preparedness can visit www.ready.gov.

For more information locally check www.southboroughfire.org and www.southboroughanimaldisasterpreparedness.org

Laces and Greenery

September 4, 2008 - A delicate dragonfly suns itself on an oak leaf.

Brilliant Sunsets

September 4, 2008 - My hobby of photographing wildlife and Southborough often leads me to one of my favorite settings, that of sunsets. These two photos were taken earlier this week when the setting sun completely dazzled the sky. I couldn't pick out a favorite.  I love the sunsets over the water or open fields but even when a man-made obstacle gets in the way sometimes it can make the photo a bit more dramatic such as the high tension lines near the Rural Cemetery. These photos are what the camera and I saw and have not been retouched for colors. I believe in leaving the camera to reward the light in nature.


Tuesday Sept. 16, 2008

POLLS open 7am – 8pm

Wednesday August 27, 2008 is the last day to register to vote or to change your political party for the Primary. Clerk’s Office open from 8am-8pm





Tuesday Nov. 4, 2008

POLLS open 7am – 8pm

Wednesday October 15, 2008 is the last day to register to vote or to change your political party for the Election. Clerk’s Office open from 8am-8pm.


St. Bernadette School and Parish $10,000 Mega Cash Raffle

It's time to buy your ticket for the St. Bernadette School and Parish $10,000 Mega Cash Raffle. Tickets are on sale for a limited time only and time is running out. Tickets can be purchased now through Saturday Sept. 6 only. Winners will be announced at 9 PM on Sept. 6th during the St. Bernadette Community Festival at 266 Main St. in Northborough. You need not be present to win. To purchase tickets in advance call 508-393-2838, email stbernadetteparish@charter.net, or visit: http://www.stb-parish.org to print a ticket order form. Advance tickets can also be purchased at select local businesses including: O'Driscoll's Butchery, Horseshoe Pub, Country Liquors, Bacon's Wine & Spirits, Lowe's Deli, and Pantry Gourment.

No more than 400 tickets will be sold, which means each entry has at least a 1 in 400 chance of winning the $10,000 grand prize. Other winners will receive: 2nd Prize: $1,500; 3rd Prize: $500; 4th Prize: $500. Tickets are $100 each.

This is part of an important school and parish community fundraiser. All proceeds benefit parish and school programs including financial aid, academics, athletics, and the arts.

For more information regarding this email, please feel free to email me at silva-albert@comcast.net or call 508-485-0105. Thank you in advance for your assistance in this most important school and parish community fundraiser!

Aztec Two-Step at the Crossroads Coffeehouse

Saturday, September 13, 2008
8:00 PM

$20 ticket

Old Center Hall
3 Great Pond Road
North Andover, MA

ATS will be opening the season celebrating Crossroads' 20th anniversary! Come celebrate!

Algonquin Sports

Girls Freshman Soccer @ Nipmuc Regional HS   3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Soccer @ Nipmuc Regional HS   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Shrewsbury High School   3:30PM
 Girls JV Field Hockey @ Shrewsbury High School
Assabet Valley Regional Tech
Girls Varsity Soccer @ **Postponed - Clinton High School Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer VS **Postponed - Clinton High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Cross Country @ Clinton High School Click for directions   3:30PM


What a beautiful Day!

Danielle and her supporters marchThank you to the over 50 friends who came out to support us yesterday by walking with us in the Labor Day parade, lining the parade route in our t-shirts, and coming to our barbeque to celebrate our success. This campaign would not be where it is today without the volunteers in all three communities across the district displaying lawns signs, reaching out to their friends to tell them about us, and proudly sporting their sapphire blue Gregoire t-shirts to the gas station, grocery store and beyond. View Photos


Hundreds of our lawn signs are up across the district, and we're putting more and more out every day leading up to the Primary on September 16th.


Please consider signing up to help on Primary Day, Tuesday, September 16th. We expect it to be a great day and we need a lot of help from supporters like you.


We crisscrossed this district this weekend, attending the French Hill Neighborhood Association Block Party, the Grecian festival at Saints Anargyroi (the food was so good we went Saturday AND Sunday), and neighborhood block parties on Crosby Road and Greenwood Street and beyond.


There is a Young Professionals for Gregoire fundraiser coming up this Thursday at 5PM at the 21st Amendment on Bowdoin Street in Boston. We look forward to seeing friends from the State House, Suffolk Law and beyond. Please join us for some great food and of course, fun!


The Primary is only two weeks away and we're working daily to ensure victory. If you'd like to help us in any way, please feel free to email me at danielle@daniellegregoire.com, or call me on 508-479-9127. Let's get fired up!

Thanks again,


Meet the Candidates

September 3, 2008 - Candidate for State Representative, Danielle Gregoire uses her five minutes to talk about her initiatives and issues to a packed Southborough Senior Center this afternoon.  The Senior Center invited all candidates running for office that will be on the Southborough primary ballot to a luncheon and candidate forum.

The Following candidates appeared at the Senior Center Luncheon

Representing Senator Kerry for US Senator

Democrat Ed O'Reilly candidate for US Senate

Marilyn M. Pettito Devaney running for the Governor's Council

Democrat State Representative James Eldridge running for State Senator for Middlesex and Worcester District for the seat being vacated by Pam Resor

Republican Marlborough City Counselor Steven Levy running for the Middlesex and Worcester District Senate seat being vacated by Pam Resor

Matt Giancola a UMASS graduate is running as a democrat for the seat vacated by Sephen LeDuc in the 4th Middlesex District which includes precinct 1

Danielle Gregoire, running as a democrat for the seat vacated by Sephen LeDuc in the 4th Middlesex District which includes Southborough Precinct 1

Marlborough City Council President & Republican candidate Arthur Vigeant running for the 4th Middlesex Representative seat which includes precinct 1

Republican Candidate Ed Haley is running for State Representative Paul Loscocco's seat which includes Southborough precinct 2 & 3

Democrat Carolyn Dykema is running for State Representative Paul Loscocco's seat which includes Southborough precinct 2 & 3

Democratic candidate Ed Mills is running for State Representative Paul Loscocco's seat which includes Southborough precinct 2 & 3

Annemarie's Dance Centre Open House

Annemarie's Dance Centre of Ashland, MA celebrated thirty years of dance instruction this past year.  Today they held open house. Bottom Right photo - Victoria picks out some dance clothing.  Top Right photo Amanda tries on several dance shoes.  There are a limited amount of openings left in several classes if interested in taking one or more of the variety of dance offered at Annemarie's Dance Centre.



The Marlboro Senior Softball teams suspended play last week to play in the 5th Annual BSA Tournament in Wayland. The Iron Workers Union Local #7 came in 2nd to the Tewksbury Seniors. We won 3 of the 4 games losing in the final to a strong Tewksbury team.

The Iron Workers Local #7 opened up against the Gray Sox from Wayland winning that game 14 – 5. Bob Clifford led the way with 2 for 2 with a triple and a walk.

The Iron Workers next met the Windham Elders from Windham, Ct and won that game 13 to 3 and advanced to the Semi Finals. Mike Otenti and Tom Hall led the offense in this game with both going 2 for 3 with Mike getting a triple and Tom chipping in with a double.

The Iron Workers opened the semi-finals against the “A” Team from Wayland. The Iron Workers won this game 11-4 behind the pitching of Fred Scerra who shut down their big guns. Steve Picone led the offense going 4 for 4 with a triple. Bob Maquire also went 3 for 3.

We met the Tewksbury Seniors in an exciting finals losing to Tewksbury 23 – 17. This game was strictly an offensive battle with Tewksbury having more firepower than the Marlborough team. Marlborough's offense was led by Tom Hall and Dennis Naylor both going 3 for 4.

Overall offense for the tournament was led by Steve Picone, Tom Hall and Steve Goldstein all going 8 for 12. Even though we couldn't repeat as champions we all enjoyed the 2 days and look for to next year to regain our crown. We will be idle for another week as most of our players will be heading to the Cape to play on various teams in the Cape Classic on Sept 4-11.

New Driveway

September 3, 2008 - Workers from a local paving company pave a Southville Road driveway yesterday.

Upside down

September 3, 2008 - A huge mushrooms lies upside down, probably by some hunting creature looking for food.

Southborough meetings

September 2 - September 5, 2008





9/2 6:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Trust Fund Advisory Committee 9/2 8:00 AM Foyer, Town House
Recycling Committee 9/4 7:30 PM Conference Room DPW Building
COUNCIL ON AGING 9/3 7:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
Senior Center Schedule

Monday 1

Tuesday 2

Wednesday 3

Thursday 4

Friday 5

closed Labor Day

8:30 Walking Group

10:00 Pool

8:30 Health Clinic

9:30 AM Wii Bowling/golf



10:00 Creative Writers

9:30 Mah Jongg independent

1:30 AM movie


11:30 AM Candidate Luncheon 10:00 Origami - Colonial Gardens 12:00 PM lunch

12:00 PM Lunch


12:30 Pitch

12:00 PM lunch

12:00 PM Lunch


12:30 PM Pitch

    2:00 Fitness 1:00 PM bridge  
Southborough Sunset

September 2, 2008 - Sunset over the Southborough cemetery buildings tonight.  According to http://spaceweather.com people across North America and Europe have been seeing spectacular sunsets due to the eruption of the Kasatochi volcano in Alaska's Aleutian islands August 7th.

Chestnut Hill Road and Main Street

September 2, 2008 - Police and Firefighters responded to a leaning pole call on Chestnut Hill Road this afternoon.  Chestnut Hill Road was temporarily closed while National Grid and Verizon workers replaced the pole and wires.

Southborough Players

"Closer Than Ever" Auditions

“Closer Than Ever” is a musical revue of 20-plus songs by Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire.  Each song is a vignette into a character’s life, universal moments and themes all of us can relate to. It is like opening a box of tucked away mementoes.  Each one tugs at your heartstrings as you relive the events rooted in the souvenirs. All we ever have is the present and our memories as we travel on our journey through life.


The Southborough Players is looking for a small cast of men and women performers for the musical revue "Closer Than Ever".  Must be able to sing close harmonies. Prefer singers who look late 20’s to early 50’s.  "Closer Than Ever" will be directed by Teri Shea with musical direction by Debbie Martin.

Audition date/information: Sunday, September 14 at 3pm at the Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road, Southborough, MA 01772.  Please come prepared to sing a song from the show.

Rehearsals/Performances:  Rehearsals will be Sundays from 3-7pm and one or two weeknights based on cast availability. Performances are November 7, 8 and 9.


If you have any questions, call (508) 485-4424 or email info@sbplayers.org.







The Southborough Players introduce a NEW Children’s  Musical Theater Workshop.  This Workshop introduces songs from kid-favorite Broadway musicals like "Annie", "Bye Bye Birdie", “Hairspray”, "High School Musical" and several others.  Workshops will include:  theater games, improvisation, basic audition skills and an emphasis on vocal & dance performance techniques.  The workshop will end with a “Final Musical Performance” on November 8 at 4pm at Trottier Middle School in Southborough.


Registration Fee is $100.00 per student (Grades 1- 8).  Enrollment is limited to 50 students.  Registration will be taken first come first serve.  If you would like more information please call (508) 485-4424 or email info@sbplayers.org.


Sign-ups are Sunday, September 21 at 12:30pm and the first class begins at 1:00pm at the Southborough Arts Center, 21 Highland Street in Southborough.  Classes will be held on Sundays from 1-3pm (except Columbus Day weekend) and at the Arts Center and Trottier Middle School.   The performance is on Saturday, November 8 at 4pm at Trottier Middle School  

Another Sign Fall is on the Way

September 2, 2008 - Cattails wave along the Sudbury Reservoir.

Joan Dunlap



SOUTHBOROUGH Joan (Hayes) Dunlap of Southborough, formerly of Newton, died Aug. 27, 2008. She was the beloved wife of James M. Dunlap; devoted mother of Jennifer Dunlap; sister of Thomas P. Hayes Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Newton; aunt of Allison and Kelly DiMartinis and Katie and Greg McKenna; sister-in-law of Christine Dunlap of Lowell and Frederick Dunlap of Newton; daughter of the late Doris and Thomas P. Hayes; daughter-in-law of Phyllis and Frederick Dunlap of Watertown. Visiting hours in the Blackington, Conroy & Hayes Funeral Home, 1479 Washington St., (Rte. 16), West Newton, will be today from 3 to 7 p.m. Funeral service in the Newton Cemetery Chapel, 791 Walnut St., Newton Centre, will be on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 1 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Joan's memory to Florence Crittendon League, 119 Hall St., Lowell, MA 01854.