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Archived Page 70

September 7,  2008 - September 13, 2008

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Dryer Fire Prevention

(This information is provided from the Massachusetts Fire Services.  I'm posting it as a reminder to keep dryer vents free of lint.  Early investigations of a Lexington House Fire yesterday that killed a mother of three is believed to have been caused by excessive lint in the dryer vent pipe.)

 NFPA Dryer Fact Sheet

 Prevent Dryer Fires flyer PDF

In Massachusetts in 2007  there were 117 clothes dryer fires that caused two civilian injuries, two firefighter injuries, and an estimated dollar loss of $641,032. More than 60% occurred in 1 & 2 family homes.


Clean the Lint Filter After Every Load

The public should be reminded to clean the dryer filter screen after each load of laundry, to clean the outside vents twice a year and to occasionally vacuum the motor area of the dryer. If materials such as cooking oil, solvents and other combustible or flammable liquids were not removed completely during the laundry cycle, heat from the dryer may cause them to ignite. This is the reason that mop heads should not be put into the dryer. An adult should be at home whenever the dryer is in use and the home should have working smoke alarms.

Dryer Fires Prevention Tips At-A-Glance:

  • Clean the filter screen after each load to prevent lint buildup, which can cause fires.

  • Stay home when the dryer is in use.

  • Clean the vents to outside twice a year to clean out any accumulated dust and lint.

  • Vacuum the motor area. The dust and lint in the vent area can ignite if it gets hot. You may need to remove a panel in order to get to the motor area.

  • Commercial dryers should be cleaned out regularly because of their frequent use and shared venting system.

  • Don’t dry mop heads in the dryer! The dryer’s heat can ignite the chemical residue on mop heads.

  • Keep the surrounding area clean. The dryer’s heat may ignite anything left too close to the dryer.

Vent Check International’s website http://www.vcisafety.org/dryer_vent_fires.cfm has useful information about dryers and how to prevent a fire in your home. The site also provides vent check products and companies that clean vents in your area. Vent Check International is approved by the USFA.


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 Counci’'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.

In Southborough check www.southboroughfire.org or www.southboroughanimaldisasterpreparedness.org

Going for the Goal

September 13, 2008 - Emily gets set for one of many goals today.  Below Leah sets her eyes on the goal.

Pattern Colors

September 13, 2008 - A Monarch Butterfly lands for sweet nectar.


Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop

The Mums are ready.  Come pick out the best of the selection.  Lots of fully developed and ready to bloom plants.  Fall is coming so color up that yard.

While shopping for plants, check out the numerous gifts inside the shop.  Looking for a quick gift? Don't drive out of town, visit Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop.  Unique and one of a kind gifts; Stone Wall Kitchen jams, jellies, pancake mixes; All occasion, anniversary and birthday cards, gift wrap, balloons and ribbon.  Scented candles; dishes; designer T-Shirts and Sweaters; Doug and Melissa toys; Classic Calligraphy framed sayings; Fall Decorations and much more.

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.

Southborough Express

September 13, 2008 - Keeping the ball away from the net. 

Ed Mills Collects more Signatures to end MA Pike Tolls

September 13, 2008 -  In order to compensate for the incredible exceeding of the Big Dig budget, users of the Massachusetts Turnpike have been burdened with an unfair raise in toll prices for the past several years. While drivers who avoid this road manage to escape these costs, the citizens of the 8th Middlesex district continue to bear the brunt of the bill. Ed Mills, a Democratic candidate for state representative, has stepped forwards as an adamant leader in the struggle against this injustice, and has recently surpassed three hundred signatures in his petition for the cause. If Ed is elected, he will be able to pursue this issue in the Massachusetts state legislature and make the Big Dig a state fee rather than one directed towards only a fraction of its citizens. Please join us in this effort and vote for Ed Mills on Tuesday, September 16th.



Saturday, September 13, 2008

(Rain Date: Sunday September 14, 2008)


Join SVT for a full moon paddle on the Sudbury River. Weather permitting we'll launch at the Sherman Bridge Road in Wayland at 6:30pm sharp and paddle north through the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and around Weir Hill. Each person will be required to wear a life jacket (no seat cushions, please), and each boat must have at least one flashlight. All paddlers should bring a whistle, as this is a night-time paddle. Space is limited to 8 boats; prior paddling experience is required. Members: $15, Non-members: $25

Further information on other outings and SVT properties is available on SVT’s website at www.svtweb.org.

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Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin for the benefit of present and future generations.       

Roaring down the Road

September 13, 2008 - Dozens of motorcyclists ride through Southborough for a benefit ride for the Mark Duke Kelley family this morning.

911 Remembrance

September 11, 2008 - Members of the Southborough Police and Fire Departments attended a ceremony to remember those that gave their lives in the attacks of September 11, 2001 in NY, Washington DC and Pennsylvania.

Walking a Thin Line

September 11, 2008 - A spider glides along a thin web line over the brook at Breakneck Hill Conservation land.

Southborough Senior Center Presents:


Last days to sign up for the Falconi Golf Tournament to be held at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough on September 15, 2008.



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!

Don’t Forget to Vote

PRIMARY ELECTION - Tuesday Sept. 16, 2008: POLLS open 7am – 8pm

STATE ELECTION 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.

NOTE: Absentee Ballot Requests are due by 12 noon the DAY BEFORE the ELECTION.

Voting Locations: There are (3) three polling locations in Southborough

Precinct 1 A.S. Woodward Memorial School, 28 Cordaville Rd

Precinct 2 P. Brent Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd

Precinct 3 Mary E. Finn School, 60 Richards Rd

Click here for more information on your ballot and voting questions.

Democratic Ballot in all precincts 1, 2 & 3

Senator in Congress

John F. Kerry

Edward J. O’Reilly

Representative in Congress

James P. McGovern

Councilor third district

Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney

John J. Doyle

Thomas L. Walsh

Registrar of Probate

Stephen G. Abraham

Senator in General Court - Middlesex and Worcester

James B. Eldridge

Representative in General Court - Fourth Middlesex - (precinct 1 if you vote at Woodward School)

Matthew Giancola

Danielle W. Gregoire

Representative in General Court - Eight District - precinct 2 & 3 (if you vote at Trottier or Finn schools)

Carolyn Dykema

Edward Mills

Republican Ballot all precincts 1, 2 & 3

Senator in Congress

Jeffrey Beatty

Senator in General Court - Middlesex & Worcester -

Steven Levy

Representative in General Court - Fourth Middlesex - (precinct 1 if you vote at Woodward School)

Arthur G. Vigeant

Representative in General Court - Eight District - precinct 2 & 3 (if you vote at Trottier or Finn schools)

Dan Haley


Southborough Youth Basketball Registration

The SYB program is open to all Southborough residents in Grades 1 through 8. The Registration period is now to October 13th. Registration is available online. There will be no on-site registration.  For more information click here Southborough Youth Basketball.


Swing Away

September 10, 2008 - Some of the activities that the Kindergroup youngsters can enjoy when meeting outside at the tot lot behind the Southborough Town House.

Last week for Old Stickers

Get your new blue sticker before September 15

Stickers can be purchased at the DPW Office or online by clicking here.

As the Southborough Commander of the VFW Post 3276, Steve Whynot says, politics aside please support our troops. As we get nearer to Veteran's Day, the Southborough News has received three emails about the following soldier (not from Southborough) but to remind everyone that sometimes they don't come home.  Many readers have probably seen this email that has been floating around the internet.  This story is unfortunately very true.

Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor

PO2 (EOD2) Mike Monsoor, a Navy EOD Technician, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for jumping on a grenade in Iraq , giving his life to save his fellow SEALs.

During Mike Monsoor's funeral in San Diego , as his coffin was being moved from the hearse to the grave site at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery , SEALs were lined up on both sides of the pallbearers route forming a column of twos, with the coffin moving up the center.  As Mike's coffin passed, each SEAL, having removed his gold Trident from his uniform, slapped it down embedding the Trident in the wooden coffin.
The slaps were audible from across the cemetery; by the time the coffin arrived grave side, it looked as though it had a gold inlay from all the Tridents pinned to it.  This was a fitting send-off for a warrior hero.

The President of the United States in the name of the Congress takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously to MASTER AT ARMS


For service as set forth in the following CITATION:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Automatic Weapons Gunner for Naval Special Warfare Task Group Arabian Peninsula, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM on 29 September 2006.As a member of a combined SEAL and Iraqi Army sniper overwatch element, tasked with providing early warning and stand-off protection from a rooftop in an insurgent-held sector of Ar Ramadi, Iraq, Petty Officer Monsoor distinguished himself by his exceptional bravery in the face of grave danger. In the early morning, insurgents prepared to execute a coordinated attack by reconnoitering the area around the element's position. Element snipers thwarted the enemy's initial attempt by eliminating two insurgents. The enemy continued to assault the element, engaging them with a rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire. As enemy activity increased, Petty Officer Monsoor took position with his machine gun between two teammates on an outcropping of the roof. While the SEALs vigilantly watched for enemy activity, an insurgent threw a hand grenade from an unseen location, which bounced off Petty Officer Monsoor's chest and landed in front of him. Although only he could have escaped the blast, Petty Officer Monsoor chose instead to protect his teammates. Instantly and without regard for his own safety, he threw himself onto the grenade to absorb the force of the explosion with his body, saving the lives of his two teammates. By his undaunted courage, fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of certain death, Petty Officer Monsoor gallantly gave his life for his country, thereby reflecting great credit upon himself and upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

Other Ways to Help the Troops

The Southborough Veterans are collecting old cell phones and donating them to Soldiers Angels where the proceeds will be put into calling cards for the troops.  Collection boxes are located at the Southborough Police Station, DPW and Town House.

On the Outside Looking In

September 10, 2008 - These twin fawns happen to be on the outside of a fenced in pool. (contributed photo).

Ed Mills visits Southborough Senior Center

September 10, 2008 -  Ed Mills talks to some of the seniors attending the September 3rd luncheon for candidates running for state representative in Southborough. Ed returns to the Southborough Senior Center today along with Worcester Sheriff Guy W. Glodis who is endorsing Ed Mills in his race for the Eighth Middlesex seat to discuss any current concerns on public safety. Also, they will visit the Westborough Senior Center today for its open house.

Just Around the Corner

September 9, 2008 - A brightly colored pumpkin sits in a patch gathering more orange with each passing day.

Looking for a few good youngsters

September 9, 2008 - Kindergroup is a very popular children and mom's group in town.  Started just over thirty years ago, Kindergroup is a playgroup for infants, Toddlers and pre-schoolers.  Kindergroup hasn't changed too much over the years. It's a great place to meet other moms and youngsters.  Each week several moms are assigned to come up with activities for the children in their assigned rooms.  Other moms are assigned morning snack detail.  While the children are in their rooms having fun, it's time for the rest of the mothers to enjoy some coffee, tea and social time with grownups.  Several field trips are made each year to different fun spots like a tour of the police or fire station.  Kindergroup also hosts Santa at the Community House and the Easter Egg Hunt along with having a table at Heritage Day. For more info on how to join contact Kathryn at kmarouse@charter.net or call 508-357-8814. 

We all like to keep our teeth in great shape but sometimes we end up needing dental work.  Sometimes that means multiple visits to create a crown.  The New England Dental Group offers a new way to restore that tooth.  It is called Cerec or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. The dentists of New England Dental Group take an image of your tooth which is scanned into a computer.  Through digital technology the your crown is designed to your tooth's precise specifications.  The ceramic crown gives your tooth strength and beauty.  To find out more about this technological advance in tooth restoration click here to see the ABC special feature on the Cerec program at New England Dental Group in Marlborough.  A Southborough News Advertiser.

Don't forget to check out New England Dental Group's special for the in office teeth whitening. Regularly the cost is $450.00 now for a limited time get your teeth whitened for only $299.00. Call today for an appointment 508-485-1114 or click the ad to make an online appointment.

Ed Mills welcomes Governor Patrick to Hopkinton

Ed Mills, chair of the Hopkinton Democratic Town Committee, welcomes Governor Deval Patrick to the Laborers’ District Council Training Center in Hopkinton, on Sunday at a picnic.

The governor gathered with his grassroots supporters to focus on the Primary Election Day of September 16th and the General Presidential Election Day of November 4th.

Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters Endorses

Carolyn Dykema for State House

MLEV Cites Dykema’s Strong Commitment to Protecting Drinking Water and Making Renewable Energy More Available

Boston, MA-- The Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters (MLEV), the non-partisan political voice for the environment, announced its endorsement of Carolyn Dykema for the 8th Middlesex House race today, citing her strong commitment to environmental issues that affect both the commonwealth and her district.

“MLEV is proud to endorse Carolyn Dykema, a local leader who is strongly committed to protecting the environment and making clean energy available to all,” said MLEV Executive Director Lora Wondolowski. “I am confident that Carolyn will be a real leader on Beacon Hill on these critical issues.”

In her MLEV questionnaire, Ms. Dykema cited protecting drinking water, conserving open space, and increasing recycling as her top environmental priorities. As a town planning board member and chair, she actively led efforts to implement a variety of environmental protections including open space, stormwater management, and use of renewable fuels in town vehicles. She has also worked to with a variety of local organizations to enhance the quality of life in her Holliston.

“MLEV and I share a strong commitment to making environmental issues a priority at the State House, so I am very pleased that they have chosen to endorse my candidacy,” stated Dykema.

Letter to the Editor:

   This week the AFL-CIO is sponsoring a "Labor to Labor Walk" for its union-endorsed candidate, Ed Mills.  I'm proud to be a union member, but I won't be marching.  I'm also a parent, a school employee, a member of my town's Democratic Committee, and I sit on Holliston's library board.  I'm not defined by any one of those things, but by them all.  I also know that sometimes our loyalties compete with one another.  For instance, the schools and the library draw from the same funding source,
creating an inherent conflict for me as a parent and as a library trustee.  I'm concerned that Mr. Mills doesn't get this.  From what I've read he is a single-faceted candidate: labor all the way.  That's why I'm supporting Carolyn Dykema in next Tuesday's primary.  Carolyn gets it.  She understands that just 'working hard and caring' isn't enough.  We need a full-time representative who fully understands the issues and how to balance them in a way that is fair for everyone, not just union members.
 Nancy Baron
 Holliston, MA  01746

Norfolk County Agricultural High School

Open House
Sunday October 5, 2008

400 Main Street / Route 1A

Walpole, MA

Courses offered:

Animal & Marine Science includes: Dairy Livestock & Equine Science, Herpetology and Avian Science, Canine, Feline & Veterinary Science, Small animal and Marine Science.

Plants & Environmental Science, Natural Resources and the Environment include: Forestry, Horticulture, Landscape Operations, Woodworking, Equipment Operations, Tools & Mechanical Skills, Welding.

Diesel & Mechanical Technology include: Woodworking, Equipment operations, Tools & Mechanical Skills, Welding.

Academic courses include: Computer, Mathematics (Algebra/Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus), Science (Earth Science, Biology & Chemistry, physics), History (U. S. History, World History, United States History in the 20th Century) English, Contemporary Literature, American Literature) Economics, Wellness and Physical Education.

Click here for more information on Norfolk County Agricultural High School

ARHS Co-Captains Field Hockey

Thundering Rain

September 9, 2008 - The skies darkened and then opened with heavy rainfall, thunder and lightening around noon time today. Photo was taken on Cordaville Road.

Break Time

September 8, 2008 - This young soccer referee shows off some of the tools of the trade during a short break at the soccer games Saturday.

Southborough Senior Center

Arts Center at Southborough Newsletter
September 2008
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Dear Friends of the Arts -
We need you!
Since 1982, the Arts Center at Southborough has been bringing cultural programs, art exhibits, and art classes to the residents of Southborough and surrounding communities.  We desperately need help to continue to do this.  There are many opportunities to volunteer, whether joining the Southborough Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) or helping with one program.  Please join us for our kick-off meeting for the 2008/2009 year:
Thursday, September 11th
7:15 PM
Arts Center at Southborough
After years of dealing with increasing building issues and expenses, the Southborough Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) and Friends are free to focus on the fun stuff -- bringing the arts to Southborough.  The town has the management and financial responsibility for the physical building, which is a big weight off the shoulders of our volunteers. 
What is the issue? We need more volunteers who are excited about bringing cultural arts events to Southborough!  We have a very small number of dedicated volunteers and members of the Arts Council.  If we do not get new Council members and volunteers soon, we will not be able to continue with our mission to bring the arts to Southborough.
At our last meeting in June, we developed an exciting list of potential programs.  Our priorities for this year are:
  • Author/Illustrator series at the library 
  • Heritage Day: Tie dye t-shirts and a demonstration by an artist. Chainsaw sculpture!
  • Holiday Gala/Fundraiser: a social event, silent auction, artists selling gifts
  • Children's Saturday program series
  • Steeple Coffeehouse Kids music series -schedule 2 or 3 concerts
  • Arts Classes and Workshops
  • Open Studio's Day: Use the Arts Center building/parking lot be a destination for artists who don't have a studio they can open up to the public. Coordinate with artists in town to create maps/publicity/etc. Provide drinks/lunch.  

Once the elevator is operational at the Arts Center, we will be adding exhibits at the Arts Center to our program list.
What do we need?  We need specific positions on the Arts Council filled, additional members of the Arts Council, and more volunteers to help with the programs and fund raising.  In the past there have been eight Council meetings a year; we are reducing this to four or five Council meetings next year.  Council members are also welcome to attend the two yearly meetings of the Friends of the Arts Center.  Here are the details of what we need:
Arts Council Members:

  • Attend the meetings of the Southborough Arts Council Volunteer to help with the programs. 
  • This can be any level of help -- bringing food to a few openings, running a children's program, or helping on a fundraiser.  

Arts Council 2nd Vice Chair -  LCC (Local Cultural Council)

  • Administer the process to grant the LCC funds received from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). The Southborough Cultural Arts Council (SCAC) awards several thousand dollars each year to people or groups proposing a cultural event in the area.
  • Report to MCC on the grants awarded  
Arts Council Secretary:
  • Record and publish minutes for the scheduled meetings of the Arts Council  
We hope you will step forward and help us continue our mission.  Please join us at a meeting of the Southborough Cultural Arts Council on Thursday, September 11th, at 7:15 PM at the Arts Center.  Please, come learn what we are all about and discover how you can get involved.

To respond to our plea or if you have any questions, please reply to this email, call Emily van Nort at the Arts Center at 508-481-9351, or send email to director@southborougharts.org .

Southborough meetings

September 8 - September 12, 2008





Historical Commission 9/8 7:00 PM Museum, 25 Common Street
Municipal Facilities Comm. 9/8 6:30 PM Memorial Hall Fire Station
Board of Library Trustees 9/9 5:00 PM Meeting Room, Library
Local Emergency Planning Committee 9/9 10:00 AM Memorial Hall Fire Station
Scholarship Advisory Committee 9/9 7:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
Youth Commission 9/9 7:15 PM Conference Room Fayville Hall
Recreation Commission 9/10 7:30 PM Recreation Office 21 Highland St.
Southborough School Committee 9/10 6:00 PM Library Trottier Middle School
9/11 7:30 Hearing Room Town House
Workplace Safety Committee 9/12 9:00 AM Hearing Room Town House

Stonebrook Village 40B proposal (off Oregon Road). Comments due to the Selectmen by 9/20

Senior Center Schedule

Don't forget to support the Falconi Golf Tournament for the Seniors.

It's not too late to sign up for a foursome.

Juniper Hills Golf Course in Northborough

Monday September 15, 2008

Monday 8

Tuesday 9

Wednesday 10

Thursday 11

Friday 12

8:30 Health Clinic

8:30 Walking Group

10:00 Pool

8:30 Health Clinic

9:30 AM Wii Bowling/golf

9:00 AM Dr. Cooper

9:30 AM Tai Chi

10:00 Creative Writers

9:30 Mah Jongg independent

10:00 AM MWRTA informational Session
9:30 AM Cribbage


11:00 AM Book Club

12:00 PM Lunch

11:30 movie
12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 PM Lunch

12:00 PM lunch

12:30 PM Pitch

12:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Fitness

12:30 Pitch

2:00 Fitness 1:00 PM bridge  


Now that summer is almost over it doesn't mean the end of keeping in fit and in great shape, and eating right too.  The hard times are coming up for a lot of us.  All of the holidays with all the feasts, desserts and drink.  Time to look better than ever in the new suit or dress for the holiday parties.   Fitness Together can put a program together to fit your specific needs and timetable.  Try the Lose it for Less Mid-day special.  Receive a special reduced rate for session packages that are valid weekdays only between the hours of 12:00 and 3:00 PM.    Standard plans available are "I'm Ready for a Change which includes 24 private, one on one training sessions, 1 comprehensive fitness assessment, 2 follow-up fitness assessments and 8 weeks online meal planning.  "I Want Results" program includes 36 private one on one training sessions, 1 comprehensive fitness assessment, 3 follow-up fitness assessments and 12 weeks online meal planning.  Several more plans are available offering more one on one training, online meal planning and fitness assessments.  There is also a special 3- month nutrition only program for $45 that includes 3 months of access to Fitness Together's state of the art online nutrition tool that can be accessed from home or at the office.  Three body composition assessments are conducted in the studio by a professional personal trainer.  To learn more about these programs call Fitness Together at 508 - 438 - 0050 or drop into either of their two locations - 21 G. Turnpike Road (route 9 west at Brickyard Plaza) or at 300 Eliot Street, Ashland, MA at Ledgemere Plaza near Shaw's supermarket.  or click  the Fitness Together ad.

Assabet Valley Class of 1988 Reunion

Saturday November 8 @ 5:00 PM @ Firefly's in Marlborough.  Buffet dinner is at 6:00 PM, followed by the Fat City Band at 9:30 PM.  Cost is $37.00 each.  Send checks to Coleen Curley Tardif, 464 River Road, Hudson, MA.  Tickets are only available in advance.

Rolling on the River

September 7, 2008 - The Sudbury River roars over the dam at the millpond brought on by the nearly five inches of rain.

Drenching Rains

September 7, 2008 - Torrential downpours from Tropical Storm Hanna quickly filled small brooks and roadways.


September 7, 2008 - This pup looks like it's wondering what this book is all about.  If you haven't been to the Southborough Library there is a lot to see and do there. There are children's programs, book reviews, use a computer, sit and read magazines and newspapers, French movie reviews, you can borrow CDs, DVDs, Videos books and more.




to meet at the library

Films will be viewed prior to the meeting

and discussed in a group. Discussions will be held in French and English (based on abilities of members)




*CHOCOLAT (set in Cameroon, not with Johnny Depp)

September dates:

Thursday, Sept. 11: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Thursday, Sept. 25: 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Questions? Please contact Lauren Taylor Fernandes at

Taylor_Fernandes@yahoo.com OR ltaylorfernandes@frc.mass.edu

Landscaping begins

September 7, 2008 - The new Walgreens at the corner of Oak Hill Road and Turnpike Road starts to take on a new look as a stone wall and landscaping begin to turn the property into a more finished look.

Click the photo for a thirty minute radio interview between Southborough Fire Chief John Mauro and Dayna Hilton author of Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog & the soon to be released  book Sparkles Goes to Boston which will feature many members of the Southborough Fire Department.   They are talking about the Southborough Fire Department and its Fire prevention and safety program.

Sudbury Valley Trustees Glacial Features Exploration

Gray Reservation, Sudbury

Saturday Sept.13: 9AM-11AM


Please join SVT and leader Bruce Porter at Gray Reservation in Sudbury and learn about the geophysical events that shaped this land where the passage of glaciers left its mark on this landscape. A striking 40-foot-high ice-contact face rises just south of Hop Brook, eskers wind through these properties, and kettle holes pit the plain. Lean more about the grand history of this unique SVT property. (Bruce Porter is a SVT Volunteer, Physicist and Science Olympiad coach for the Glaciers Competition. Registration is required. SVT members Free; Non-members $10. Call SVT at 978-443-5588 for more information. Register on-line or by phone.

Further information on other outings and SVT properties is available on SVT’s website at www.svtweb.org.

Battle for the Airfield -
WWII Reenactment and Fall Open House, Stow MA

A Living History Event that will be "one for the books".
October 11th and 12th - Collings Foundation Headquarters

Picture this....
An undercover French Resistance Fighter met with the Allied Forces and showed the exact coordinates of the German encampment. The night before an elite German force over took a small grass airstrip just a few hundred feet away. The Allied Forces had to gain control of this airfield to fly in the much-needed supplies. ~ It was going to be a tough fight.

There were German machine gun nests set up all over the camp perimeter and the dreaded 88mm cannon was pointed to the sky waiting for the Allied bombers to fly overhead. Another menace was the German Stuka dive-bomber aircraft stationed nearby. The Allies knew they needed a lot of firepower. The commanding officer call in two tanks (a Sherman and Chaffee), troop carriers, jeeps, lots of ammo and a M16 half-track with quad mount .50 caliber machine guns. Over forty Allied troops made their way through the forest hoping to surprise the Germans. - Just when they were getting ready to attack - A German Fiesler Storch reconnaissance aircraft spotted the troops. They opened fire on the Storch, but it was too late! The plane made a quick turn from a practical standstill and landed at the German camp. The pilot alerted the German unit of the advancing Allies The Allied soldiers knew - it was now or never!
How will the battle end? Will the Allied troops be able to gain control of the airfield and further their advancement? You will have to be here to find out. To see a small clip from last year click here. You will be able to see authentic equipment from WWII in action. Everything from the cooking utensils to M1 rifles is original.

~ Entrance fee is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 years and younger.
~ The WWII Reenactment will take place on October 11th and 12th.
There will be two reenactments per day - one at 11:00 AM and another at 3:30 PM. The situations and outcome could be different either day!
~ The Foundation's facility and incredible collection over 80 automobiles, racecars and aircraft will be open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on both days.
~ There will be a WWII Veterans roundtable discussion at 1:00 PM on both days. This is a unique opportunity to hear some incredible stories.
~ For a bird's eye view of the event: We will be offering flights in the PT-17 open cockpit bi-plane and T-6 Texan fighter trainer over the course of the day.
PT-17 Stearman flights: $230 for 1/2 hour
T-6 Texan flights: $450 for 45 minutes.
Call to reserve your flight.
~ Food and refreshments will be available.

For more information, directions and flight reservations click here. Or call 978.562.9182

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! Please call if you are interested in helping.

A Ride Through Choice Car Wash

September 7, 2008 - A trip to the Choice Car Wash located at 155 A, Boston Road/Route 30 is a trip into a new technological car wash.  No more tracks to drive your vehicle on to as you enter.  Customers can use credit or debit cards or cash up to a $20.00 bill at the automatic kiosk.  Choose your wash.  After paying for the wash, drive in slowly, you have thirty seconds following the green arrow until it turns to the red X.  This offers an opportunity to have the wheels and undercarriage soaped and super cleaned.  At the X mark, stop your vehicle and place it in park.  Your choice on whether to leave it running or shut it off.  The vehicle stays in that spot while it is getting washed.  These photos are from the Rite Touch side which incorporates high pressure water and a revolutionary soft neoglide, micro fiber that cleans your vehicle.  At the other bay is the Touch Free system that uses high pressure water with a hands off approach.  With each step in the cleansing process a green check mark will show on the computer system  at the drivers side front wall.  When the wash is complete the red X will return to the green arrow and the customer then just drives out of the bay. Several  powerful vacuum cleaners including a carpet wash are located just outside of the car wash.  Choice Car Wash gift certificates make excellent gifts for holidays, birthdays and more.  Join the car wash club and save with their special package rates.  Now that it has stopped raining is the perfect time to get your car cleaned.




Dr. Robert P. Eaton, Director

Open Rehearsals

New Members Welcome

Monday, September 8th

7:30 to 9:45 PM

St. Mark’s School

Marlboro Road (Route 85), Southboro

For information: (978)-562-9838 or (508) 869-0438