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September 28,  2008 - October 4, 2008

Marlboro Senior Softball team Union Local Ironworker #7 ended the season with a doubleheader win over Windham, Ct They finished the season with a record of 25 and 15. We all had a great time playing all season which is what Senior Softball is all about and not wins and losses.

The Iron Workers Local #7 traveled to Windham, Ct taking both ends of the doubleheader 15 – 4 and 12 – 1. The Iron Workers offense was led by Bob Maguire 5 for 6 and Tom Hall 6 for 8 with Bob Clifford chipping in with a home run.

Fred Scerra would like to thank the Marlboro Rec Dept and Parks Dept for their support and help which without we wouldn't exist. He would also like the thank all the local media for their coverage of our program and helping to promote Senior Softball in the area.

Now that outdoors is finished we are now looking for players for our indoor season which will start in December. Any Marlboro residence is eligible to play. We will be playing at the new Fore/Kicks on Forrest St on Monday's and Thursday mornings. Anyone interested should contact Fred Scerra at marlsrsoftball@verizon.net or 774-249-0143. This is a good chance to see what Senior Softball is all about.

This Month's Package drive will honor local Vet and former Veteran's agent Irene Tibert.  There will be a release of white doves, a Marine Chaplain will bless the drive and a ceremony with the Marine Corp League Color guard.  Come down and join us.


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.


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.

28 - 0

October 4, 2008 - Algonquin Regional High School Football team trounced Burncoat High School last night 28 - 0 at ARHS home field.

Tennis Tournament

October 4, 2008 - Kevin watches the action at the Pat Richardson Tennis Courts as all three courts are in action today for the adult Doubles Tournament.

African Safari

October 3, 2008 - An attractive and colorful quilt depicting the animals of Africa hangs on the Southborough Library wall.

Scattered Showers

October 3, 2008 - Mooney Field misses one of the several showers to hit the area.

Paving the Way

October 3, 2008 - Parkerville Road gets some more pavement to make the road a bit smoother.  Parkerville Road recently had water pipes placed under the road and the trench settled rather roughly.

Singing and Dancing

October 2, 2008 - Young library participants enjoy the music and dance brought to the Southborough library by Cheryl Melody.

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop

October 2, 2008 - Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop has everything you need to make your yard and home looking splendid for the fall season.  The mums are just gorgeous right now.  Color your gardens, driveway and back yards with a variety of beautiful full Mums.  Need Gourds, pumpkins, scarecrows and cornstalks to complete the look? Gulbankians has those too along with a unique selection of gifts and gourmet food.  Lots to check out inside the store.  Save gas and shop local.  Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop has that special gift you need along with the wrapping paper, cards and more. 

Anita E. Kavanagh

SOUTHBOROUGH Anita E. (Brodeur) Kavanagh, 83, of Southborough, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at UMass Memorial, Marlborough Hospital. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Diana (Cote) Brodeur, and the wife of Francis M. Kavanagh, Ret. Major, USAF, who died in 1992. A homemaker, she enjoyed her garden, cooking and the special companionship of her dogs, Nicole and Maggie. She is survived by her sons, Jay Kavanagh and his wife, Mary, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Gary Kavanagh of Southborough; her daughter, Donna Kavanagh of Southborough; her brother, Robert Brodeur of Marlborough; her grandchildren, Benjamin, Brian, and Bradley Kavanagh, and Lisa Eggleton, and her great grandchildren, Brayden Kavanagh and Abigail Kavanagh. She was also the sister of the late Doria Brodeur, Joseph Brodeur and Pauline Ballard. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Oct. 3., from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Beach Street, Marlborough. Donations may be made to the Lewy Body Disease Association (www.lbda.org), P.O. Box 451429, Atlanta, GA 31145.

Missing Ear

October 2, 2008 - A squirrel that apparently had a close encounter scurries up a tree.

ARHS sports 10/2/0
Girls JV Soccer VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Golf VS Fitchburg H.S. Juniper Hill 3:30PM
 Boys JV Soccer VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ Shrewsbury High School   5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Soccer @ Shrewsbury High School   7:00PM
Assabet Valley Reg. H. S. 10/2/08
Boys Varsity Golf @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys JV Golf VS Montachustt Regvochs   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Field Hockey @ Northbridge High School Click for directions Northbridge 3:30PM
 Girls JV Volleyball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Volleyball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   5:00PM
Commemorating the Lost Souls of Southborough

Sunday October 12, 2008

3:00 - 4:30 PM Commemorating the Lost Souls of Southborough

Location: Old Burying Ground St. Marks and Commons Streets

Information: www.southboroughhistory.org

Sponsor: The Southborough Historical Society

Cherry Bounty

October 2, 2008 - The trees at the Library are laden with Cherries.

Route 9 Rollover

October 1, 2008 - An early morning accident with one van striking another causing it to roll over at Middle Road and Route 9 caused backups on route 9 eastbound.  Southborough Fire transported one to a local hospital with minor injuries. Southborough Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

Taking Down the Tree

October 1, 2008 - Police direct traffic around crews hired by National Grid to take down a tree this morning.  Much of the tree came crashing down earlier this year in one of the frequent thunderstorms we have had this year.  At that time it had left Southville Road closed and power off to the area for over twelve hours.  The remainder of the tree had massive rot in it and slated to be cut down.

Enough already

October 1, 2008 - A Red Maple Tree gets another watering from the sixth straight day of rains.

Bee and Flower

October 1, 2008 - The late afternoon sun yesterday brought out a variety of bugs including this bee checking out one of the roadside flowers along Chestnut Hill Road.

Florence M. Dyer

SOUTHBOROUGH Florence M. (Spinazzola) Dyer of Southborough, died peacefully with great resolve and dignity on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. She was a much beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, nonie, great-nonie, aunt, cousin, friend, and neighbor. Florence was born on June 8, 1914, raised in Framingham, and was married to the late Ralph L. Dyer, formerly of Sumner, Maine. Raising four daughters, they made their home in Southborough in 1953. Widowed in 1968, Florence moved back to Framingham for a short while, then returned to Southborough, where she resided for the past 25 years. Florence is survived by her daughters, Loretta Varney of Southborough, Nancy Dyer of Watertown, Kathy Dyer of Orleans, and Karen Dyer of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; three grandchildren, Terri Reimann of Parsonsfield, Maine, Tammi Rice of Southborough, and Jacob Dyer Spiegel of Amherst; three great-grandchildren, Derek Rice, Shannon Reimann and Jessie Loud; two sisters, Irene Myers of Framingham and Gloria Evans and her husband, Phil, of Danvers. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews here in Massachusetts and across the country. Florence was a gifted seamstress, an excellent cook and homemaker, an avid bridge player in her younger years, and she loved to dance. An easy smile, a ready listener, generous and wise beyond words. Florence was a high-spirited, lovely person to know to the very end of her 94 years. The family extends heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for all the loving care of the health care providers and administrators of Bay Path Elder Services, Care Solutions, Inc., Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, and MetroWest Hospice. Many thanks also for all the kind words and reflections of Florence's friends and neighbors. Honoring Florence's wishes, funeral services will be private and expressions of sympathy may be sent to The Southborough Ambulance Fund.

Walter Eremich Sr.

Ocala - Walter Eremich, 89 passed away at Ocala Legacy Hospice House after a short illness on Friday, September 26, 2008 surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 23, 1919 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He grew up in South Boston, MA experiencing the waterfront & beach that only the 1920's could provide. He graduated high school, from Boston Mechanics Arts. Shortly after graduating the outbreak of WW II led Walter to attempt enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corp. As a result of a polio infection, when he was a young child, he was denied. He helped the effort by seeking a position at the Navel Shipyard, where he assisted in the planning of ship construction. In 1941 he married his sweetheart Pauline, with whom he spent 67 years. He raised four loving children while living in both Dedham and Southborough, MA. At the end of the War Walter took a position at the New England Gas & Electric Company (later known as Commonwealth Gas) where he advanced from a Salesman to Sales Manager to Director of Consumer Relations. During this tenure he was an active member in Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs. He and Pauline has the opportunity for travel and visited many countries. After retirement in 1981 Walter continued his passion for travel experiencing the joys of camping and touring the U.S. Many memories were established by sharing these experiences with his children and grandchildren. Walter and Pauline moved to Top of the World in January, 1987. Walter was an active member of numerous clubs at OTOW including the Shuffleboard, Camcorder, Investment, New England and Friendship Clubs. He is survived by his wife Pauline, his children Pauline Kalon of Ocala, FL, Walter Eremich Jr. and daughter-in law Frances of Midiothian, VA Susan Nugent, and son-in-law Peter of Waldorf, MD, Carol Remillard and son-in law Larry of Whitinsville, MA six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. It was said he was a "big guy" with a gentle way and a special greeting that made people's day. We will miss his calm and easy style, his gentleman charm and ready smile. A memorial service will be held at the Queen of Peace Church at the convenience of the family.

Chestnut Hill

September 30, 2008 - A ride through Chestnut Hill today showed a lot of Maples turning color. There is a small parking lot and marked trails through fields and woods available to hikers.  Sorry, no dogs or bikes allowed.

September 30, 2008 - Friends of Whitehall are holding a cleanup this Saturday.  If you hike, fish, kayak, canoe or motorboat at Lake Whitehall it would be a good opportunity to give back to the park.

Get Ready to Vote

The November elections are fast approaching. Have you registered yet? You have until October 15, 2008 to register or you will not be allowed to vote. For more information on how to register to vote click here. The Southborough Town Hall can register you during their regular business hours Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and will be open special hours on Wednesday, OCTOBER 15, 2008. It is the LAST DAY to REGISTER to Vote or change political party for the Nov. 4th Election.  Town Clerk's Office will be open from 8am to 8pm on Oct. 15th.

Will you be out of state or country during the election? Do you go to college out of State? Do you have a disability that would make you unable to attend the election? If you are a registered voter and want to vote in this election you must pick up and return an absentee ballot by NOON, November 3, 2008. For more information on who may or how you should vote with an absentee ballot click here.

Hours for voting will be 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. on Tuesday November 4, 2008.   Voting locations in Southborough are Precinct 1 - Woodward School, 28 Cordaville Road; Precinct 2 The Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road; Precinct 3 - Finn School, 60 Richards Road.

There are three (3) ballot questions this year.

#1. Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 6, 2008?

#2. Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 6, 2008?

#3. Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate or the House of Representatives before May 6, 2008?

For more information on the Ballot Questions click here.

On the election ballot will be:

President/Vice President of the United States:

Barack H. O’Bama Jr. and Joseph R. Biden Jr. Democrat or John S. McCain III/Sarah H. Palin Republican candidate Candidates

Senator in Congress:

John F. Kerry - Democrat or Jeffrey K. Beatty - Republican

Representative in Congress:

James P. McGovern - Democrat

Governors Council:

Marilyn M. Petitto Devaney - Democrat

Senator in General Court

Steven L. Levy - Republican or James B. Eldridge - Democrat

Representative in General Court Precinct 1

Arthur G. Vigeant - Republican or Danielle W. Gregoire - Democrat or Joseph L. Valianti - Independent

Representative in General Court Precinct 2 & 3

Carolyn C. Dykema - Democrat or Dan Haley - Republican

For more information on voter questions:

Click here for the Massachusetts Elections Division

Click here for where do I vote

Click here for the 2008 Information for voters handbook


September 30, 2008 - During her grassroots campaigning, Carolyn Dykema asked residents of Mission Springs what was on their minds. “All I heard was question after question about cable services,” said Dykema who is the Democratic candidate for State Representative in the 8th Middlesex District. “I thought I could help.”

With the assistance of Holliston’s local cable office, Dykema contacted the government relations office at Comcast and last week, Frank Foss of Comcast attended a meeting at Mission Springs to answer residents’ questions.

Foss explained that most of the residents’ concerns arise from the national effort to convert all televisions from analog to digital service. Because of communication difficulties during 9/11, the federal government plans to decentralize public safety communications. This effort requires taking over analog waves currently used for television programming, with all of the television channels eventually being converted to digital. The migration process began in July when The Hallmark Channel, MSNBC and several other channels disappeared from the standard cable lineup, causing concern among many Mission Springs residents.

After February 17, 2009 television owners will need to 1) contract for a pay service (Comcast, Verizon, satellite), 2) purchase a converter box or 3) own a “digital-ready” television in order to receive television service. For further information and coupons for purchase of a converter box, visit the federal website, http://www.ntia.doc.gov/dtvcoupon/faq.html.

“I was very glad that I could get this information directly to the residents of Mission Springs. I view constituent service in broad terms and want to serve residents whenever I can, even if the issues aren’t front page news and public policy,” said Dykema.

Sunny Cows

September 30, 2008 - Cows graze on Chestnut Hill Road in the sun unlike the earlier photo of rain. Course it went back to raining again shortly after this photo was taken.

Scouting for Food/Boy Scouts of America

September 30, 2008 - The Scouts of Southborough will be collecting food to stock the food pantry of the United Parishes of Southborough. The Scouts need your help. Scouts will drop off bags for you to fill and will pick them up a week later.

On Saturday, Nov. 1, Scouts will be attaching plastic grocery bags to mailboxes throughout town. Please fill the bags with nonperishable food items. Place the bags at your mailbox by 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.  By noon, Scouts will be by to pick them up. Instructions are on the bag.

(contributed photo)
Den 8, Southborough Pack 1 Bundle bags for Scouting For Food ready for pick-up at Pilgrim Church on November 1st. From Left to Right, Top Row Chase McGuire, Jack Edson, Andrew Petry, Charlie Lyons, Jarrett Rehbein, Bottom Row: Michael Goldstein, Daniel Greene, CJ Bai, Nick Hills
Happy Feet

September 29, 2008 - Several penguins cluster on the rocks at the New England Aquarium.

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

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.

Southborough meetings

September 29 - October 3, 2008





Board of Health 9/29 1:00 PM BOH hearing room 9 Cordaville Road
Municipal Facilities Comm. 9/29 6:30 PM meeting room fire station
Trust Fund Advisory Comm. 9/30 8:00 AM foyer town house
Council on Aging 10/1 7:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
Personnel Board 10/1 6:45 PM Town admin office townhouse
Stewardship Committee 10/1 6:45 PM Community house 28 Main Street
Zoning Advisory Committee 10/1 7:00 PM hearing room town house
Recycling Committee 10/2 7:30 PM conference room DPW building
10/2 7:15 PM hearing room town house
Southborough Public Library




Story & Craft

4-5 yrs



Story & Craft

2-3 yrs.


10:00 Book Review


Story & Craft

2-5 yrs.

6:30 PM YA book group


11:00 AM Cheryl Melody Concert for babies and young children

2 -3:30 pm Foreign film discussion group







Senior Schedule

Monday 29

Tuesday 30

Wednesday 1

Thursday 2

Friday 3

8:30 Health Clinic

8:30 Walking Group

9:00 AM painting

8:30 Health Clinic

9:30 AM Wii Bowling/golf

9:30 AM Cribbage

9:30 AM Tai Chi

10:00 Pool

9:30 Mah Jongg independent

10:00 AM Cold tolerant fall container
11:00 Friends Meeting


10:00 Creative Writers

12:00 PM Lunch

11:30 movie/bag lunch
12:00 PM Lunch

11:00 AM Senior Singers

12:00 PM lunch

12:30 PM Pitch

12:00 PM Lunch
12:00 PM Blue plate special 12:00 PM Lunch Honky Tonk Piano luncheon 12:00 PM    
2:00 PM Fitness

12:30 Pitch

2:00 Fitness 1:00 PM bridge  

Local Residents Received Prestigious Conservation Awards at

Sudbury Valley Trustees 55th Annual Meeting Held at the Nobscot Reservation, Sudbury

 Sudbury Valley Trustees recognized four community leaders at its 55th Annual Meeting at the Nobscot Reservation in Sudbury. SVT awarded the Lewis Conservation Award to The Sudbury Foundation of Sudbury, the Distinguished Public Service Award to Jody Kablack of Sudbury, the Morgan Volunteer Award to Craig Smith of Hudson and the SVT Steward of the Land Award to John Metzger of Westborough.

 “These four community leaders truly exemplify the spirit of the Sudbury Valley Trustee awards,” said Ron McAdow, Executive Director of Sudbury Valley Trustees. “They each have dedicated numerous hours of hard work in support of land conservation in our 36-town region, and we were delighted to have this opportunity to recognize their contributions.”

 The Lewis Conservation Award is awarded to an individual who “toils in our local environmental vineyards.” The Distinguished Public Service Award recognizes a public official who demonstrates environmental leadership. The Morgan Volunteer Award recognizes dedicated members who have given freely and unselfishly of their time, talents and resources. And, the Steward of the Land Award is awarded to a member who is a model land steward.

 SVT’s Annual Meeting was sponsored Capital Group Properties and Middlesex Bank. The featured speaker was Brian Butler, local turtle expert who has studied the ecology of turtles native to the Northeast for more than twenty years.

Sudbury Valley Trustees is a conservation group founded in 1953, dedicated to protecting land in the 36-town region that is the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord river basin. For more information, visit Sudbury Valley Trustees’ website at www.svtweb.org

Pam Resor Joins Board of Directors of Sudbury Valley Trustees

Senator Pam Resor of Acton was elected to the SVT Board of Directors at the 54th Annual Meeting, held September 28 at Nobscot Reservation in Sudbury.  Pam served four terms as State Representative for the 14th Middlesex District and was re-elected for a fifth term prior to her election to the Senate in a 1999 special election for the Middlesex & Worcester District. She has served 10 years in the Senate and has chaired the Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources, & Agriculture. She was named as Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. She has been active in legislation streamlining Land Protection Laws and has sponsored funding for a feasibility study for the clean-up of the Assabet River. Pam is frequently cited as a leader strongly committed to the environment and conservation. Newly elected SVT Board President Stephen Winthrop cites Pam’s background and experience as a tremendous asset for Sudbury Valley Trustees. “We are extremely fortunate to have Pam join the SVT Board of Directors. We welcome her strong environmental experience and expertise”.

SVT is a regional land trust that conserves land and protects wildlife habitat in the 36 town region that is the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury river basin. SVT carries out its mission through land acquisition and stewardship, advocacy and education, working in partnership with towns, watershed associations, and other environmental organizations.  This year’s Annual Meeting was held at the Nobscot Reservation in celebration of the recently completed Purchase & Sale agreement for a Conservation Restriction on 300 acres in Sudbury. The Conservation Restriction co-signed with the Town of Sudbury and the Knox Trail Council will preserve 300 acres of tremendous natural and historic value.

Marlborough Heritage Festival Essay Winners Announced

Winners of the Marlborough Heritage Festival essay contest offered to students in grades 4-12 residing in or attending school in Marlborough have just been announced by the Festival Committee. Submitted in June, the essay entries were to be about Marlborough history, thereby encouraging research of local history. Julie Cain-Mailly won first prize for her moving essay entitled “Marlborough - a Broad History.” She was in grade 11 at the time of submission.

Two honorable mentions were awarded as well, one to Laura Silverman who wrote “The History of the John Brown Bell” while an 8th grader. The other honorable mention was won by Michael LeBlanc for his essay “Ice House Murder.” He was an 8th grader at the time of submission.

The young writers will be honored on Marlborough City Hall steps at around 2:30 p.m. this Sunday, October 5 during the 13th Annual Marlborough Heritage Festival, sponsored by the City of Marlborough and the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce. A U.S. savings bond will be awarded to each winner. Winning entries will be published in the Main Street Journal, one of the sponsors of this year’s annual downtown street fair.

There were more than 70 entries. Other essay topics included:

The Blizzard of ‘78 Minutemen in Marlborough

Churches and religions in Marlborough The 9:00 curfew for teens 16 and under

The First Congregational Church People who grew up in Marlborough

The Frye Boot Company Factory The Peter Rice Homestead

History of Marlborough Public Schools St. Ann Academy

Horatio Alger Jr. Storms

How Marlborough became a city Taverns

Marlborough Hospital The Williams Tavern

Marlborough’s shoe industry

Entries in the Marlborough Heritage Festival Art Contest are currently on display at the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce,

11 Florence Street. Framed visual art from Marlborough High School’s permanent collection of student work will be displayed in front of Main Street’s MetroWest Printing during the Festival. Students of the Assabet Valley Regional Regional Technical High School, under the tutelage of instructor John Hughes, re-designed and painted the arch which marks the Florence Street entry to the Festival. There is no admission charge.

Vehicular traffic will be blocked on Main Street from Bolton Street (Route 85) to Florence Street from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. this Sunday, October 5 for the 13th annual Marlborough Heritage Festival. A road race, the Marlborough Main Street Mile, leaves the intersection of Broad and Lincoln Streets at 9:45 a.m. for the corner of Broad and Main Street (Route 20) where runners turn left and run downhill to the finish line at City Hall Plaza. All ages are invited to enter the race. Runner registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Prospector Saloon, 520 Lincoln Street. The fee to run is $15, $10 if registered in advance. If entered with a parent, there is no fee for children under age 12. To pre-register for the race call Mark Vital at 508-229-3160 or email: run5kfast@yahoo.com

DJ Dave Cormier emcees the day’s activities from the steps of City Hall. Numerous vendors and displays line both sides of Main Street with arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing and accessories, children’s activities, baked goods, gifts, holiday decorations, pet toys, balloons, health testing including the Ronald McDonald Caremobile, non profit information and much more. A food court located in the parking lot between City Hall and Court Street offers a variety of edible treats from fried dough and sausages to hamburgers and ice cream.

From 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Chowder Fest attracts hundreds of tasters to the lot adjacent to the Old Firehouse at 91 Main Street. Here for only $3 ($5 for a family) one can sample chowder from more than 15 area restaurants, hotels, the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School and Marlborough Hospital, all competing for this year’s coveted silver Chowder Bowl. Tasters vote for their favorite one, as does a select panel of judges made up of people with long-time roots in the community. This year’s Chowder Fest winners will be announced at 3:00 p.m.

For the first time this year there will be a lace making demonstration by Lies Stolk. A vehicle using alternative fuel, as well as an animal psychic will be making their debuts at the annual affair. More eco-friendly booths will be evident. The Country Kickers is just one of the entertaining acts that will perform.

Villari’s self-defense demonstration, including capoeira, is scheduled for 10:15 a.m., followed by a children’s entertainers, Julie & Brownie. At 11:45 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. the Velvet Moon Gypsies will perform their belly dancing routines. During the Chowder Fest, the lively Lincoln County Band will entertain. This year’s Heritage Hero will honor Labor Day Parade organizer George Whapham.

Due to the Vehicle Fair held in the municipal parking lot by Chin’s Garden, there is limited parking near Starbucks. (A school bus, S.W.A.T. car, D.P.W. truck, fire engine, police motorcycle, ambulance, National Grid truck and a green vehicle will be on view here.) The parking garages located behind City Hall and Masonic Hall offer additional parking. Parking is available along Main Street between Granger Boulevard and Florence Street. In case of heavy rain, activities will be moved to the west parking garage behind Masonic Hall and an announcement will be placed on the Chamber’s answering machine at 508 485-7746.

Thanks to the Marlborough Litter League, recycling bins will be placed around the Festival area. Opportunities to recycle

printer cartridges and sneakers will be available. Gold sponsors of this year’s Festival are Fidelity Investments, Main Street Journal, Marlborough Co-Operative Bank, Metrowest Printing and St. Mary’s Credit Union. Silver sponsors are: Avidia Bank, Hannaford, L & S Boule Insurance, Marlborough Savings Bank, Marshall & Lemire Insurance, Price Chopper and Dr. Kerri Osterhaus, Women’s Health of Central Massachusetts.

To learn more, visit the new website at: www.marlboroughheritagefestival.com

Project Smile 5th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Friday, October 3, 2008 @ 6:30pm
Doubletree Hotel by Hilton (formerly the Sheraton)
11 Beaver Street, Milford, MA.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Click Here to Learn More

Special Guests:

 Ms. Gail Huff, reporter, WCVB Channel 5 news, Boston

Ms. J.C. Monahan, on-air meteorologist, WCVB Channel 5 news, Boston

Here are just some of the wonderful items already donated for auction:

Southwest Airlines, two, round trip tickets to anywhere in the United States.
No black out dates, no restrictions.

Colbert Report Tickets (New York City)

Daily Show with Jon Stewart VIP tickets (NYC)

Boston Beer Company Bucket of Cheer, includes:

Brewer certificate: 1 case of Sam Adams Beer per month for a year

Sam Adams metal ice bucket

2 Sam Adams Beer glasses

2 Sam Adam t-shirts, caps and keychains

WHDH, Newschannel 7 and Randy Price. Experience package includes tour of WHDH with Randy Price, watching a live broadcast of the news and dinner with Randy and three of your friends!

TV Diner, "Diner for a Day" - be a restaurant critic for a day and be featured on TV Diner with Billy Costa!

U.S. Flag flown over Capital, donated by Congressman Neal

F1 Racing, Braintree, admission passes. The only two indoor race tracks in NE.

Limousine ride

Autographed Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots items!

Worcester Sharks Experience Package:

On bench for warm ups and locker room tour

Autographed game used Dan Spang stick

Sharks commemorative first season yearbook

4 tickets to a Sharks regular season home game

Breezy Picnic Grounds & Waterslides, admission passes

Curves, Milford, gift certificate

American Karate & Fitness, gift certificates

Southwick's Zoo, admission passes

Higgins Armory Museum, 4 guest passes

Worcester Art Museum, 1 year membership

New England Revolution, 2 tickets to October 25, 2008 game

Mendon Twin Drive-In, admission passes

Iridesse - 27 Row Multi-Colored Freshwater Pearl Necklace with a Sterling Silver Clasp
Click here to see a photo)

Click here for a complete list of auction items.

Raining Cows

September 28, 2008 - Cows graze in a pasture on Chestnut Hill in rain.

September 28, 2008 - The Militia fight back the Red Coats yesterday at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury.  The Inn hosted the Colonial Faire Saturday.


HOLLISTON – Carolyn Dykema, candidate to represent the Eighth Middlesex District in the state House of Representatives, today repeated her call for a comprehensive plan to address inequities in how transportation is funded in Massachusetts.

Today the Boston Globe reported that the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority is considering a sizeable toll increase. In reponse, Dykema issued the following statement.

“The proposed toll hikes further increase the toll inequity borne by MetroWest commuters. I spoke out on this issue at the hearings in January, and I will continue to do so until the state’s transportation costs are allocated fairly through a comprehensive plan. MetroWest legislators must have a loud and unified voice on this issue. Continuing to approve toll increases only delays the hard decisions that will lead to real systemic change. Our commuters need to see some light at the end of the tolls tunnel, and this proposal goes in the wrong direction.”

Myrtle the Sea Turtle

September 28, 2008 - A trip to the New England Aquarium gets you a look at Myrtle the Sea Turtle.   The Southborough Library has passes available for the NEA.

The Friends of the Southborough Library announce the Heritage Day book sale to be held on Monday, October 13th, from 10 until 2. Many volumes for adults, such as biography, travel, history, health and hobby items. Titles for kids include chapter books, early readers, reference and picture books. Many VHS and books on tape. Items priced from .25 to $2. There will be cookies and other baked goods for sale.
Southborough Town Library
25 Main Street
Southborough, Ma.