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November 9,  2008 - November 15, 2008

Somber Moments

November 15, 2008 -(above) A family stops to watch the funeral procession of Southborough Police Chief William Webber this morning. (below) The funeral procession stretches out across the Route 85 causeway as it proceeds to St. Marys Church in Milford, MA earlier today.

November 15, 2008 - A final Salute. To see more photos click the above picture.

Woodward School Ice Cream Social

November 15, 2008 - Which to choose? There was plenty of ice cream and toppings to go around last night at the Annual Woodward School Ice Cream Social.

A Staunch Supporter of the Senior Center

November 15, 2008 - Emma Colcord assists with the clean up after the Annual Autumn Fair.  Monies raised from the event go to the Friends of the Council on Aging which helps to sponsor dozens of activities and events for Southborough Seniors.

Raffle Prize

November 15, 2008 - Someone won a pretty dollhouse at the Autumn Fair held at the Southborough Senior center today.

Go Algonquin

ARHS 11/16/08 Sports 

Girls Varsity Soccer @ DIVISION FINALS VS WACHUSETT Foley Staduim 3:00PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ DIVISION FINALS VS ST. JOHN`S Foley Staduim 5:00PM

Southborough Police Chief William H. Webber passed away last night November 11, 2008 after over a year fighting pancreatic cancer.  Many friends and family were with the Chief until the very end.  Chief Webber joined the Southborough police force in 1980 and was appointed Chief of Police on January 2, 2004.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.  The Southborough News sends its condolences to Kathy and all of the Chief's family and friends. More information will be added as we get it.

A special statement from the Southborough Board of Selectmen

The death of Chief of Police William Webber is a tragic loss for his family and the Town of Southborough. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill's wife Kathy and his family during this difficult time.

Throughout a more than twenty five year career with the Southborough Police Department as a Patrolman, Sergeant and Chief, Bill Webber has represented the town with honor and professionalism. Bill was a a highly valued colleague and member of the town's administration. Bill's death will be a difficult loss for his fellow Department Heads and town employees, especially those of us who were honored and proud to call him a friend.

Sergeant-In-Charge Jane Moran will assume day-to-day operational and administrative responsibility of the Southborough Police Department for the immediate future.

William H. "Billy" Webber

 

 

William H. "Billy" Webber, 53, of Southborough and formerly Milford passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 11, 2008, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous 18 month battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Carmody) Webber of the past 9 years.

Born in Worcester he is the son of Harry and Claire (O'Brien) Webber of Milford.

Chief Webber was raised in Milford and was a 1973 graduate of the former St. Mary’s Central Catholic High School in Milford. He received is BS in criminal justice from Northeastern University of Boston in 1983. He was also a graduate of the State Police Academy where he was President of his class. Billy joined the Southborough Police force in July 1980 and commenced his 28 year career of law enforcement with the town. He earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Clark University of Worcester in 2003 and was appointed Southborough’s Chief of Police in 2004.
Billy loved his wife and children unconditionally. They were his life. He was always there to share in their triumphs, joys, and sorrow. No one could be more proud or happier than Billy as he walked his beautiful daughter down the aisle at her recent wedding to Brennan. Chief Webber was a member of Southborough Police Assoc., Massachusetts Chiefs Assoc. and St. Matthew Church of Southborough.
His family has been overwhelmed with support and generosity by all. No amount of gratitude could adequately express the family’s appreciation.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by his children, Kevin Webber of Bedford, NH; Kathleen (Webber) Barry and her husband Brennan of Marlborough; his brother Stephen Webber, a Milford teacher, and his wife Lauri (Conley) of Townsend; a sister, Patricia Redgate, a Milford attorney, and her husband, Andrew of Uxbridge; his in laws Paul & Barbara Carmody, and Patricia Carmody of Worcester; his nieces and nephews, Brien, Sean & Jacqueline Webber; Cory Kaufold, Bridget Kathleen & Daniel Redgate, Sammie, Nikki, & Eddie Hoogasian, Andrew & Allie Dame; J.P. & Jimmy Smith; Ryan & Caroline Carmody, Liam & Preeya Carmody, and numerous aunts , uncles, cousins, grand nieces and grand nephews and his chocolate lab Sophie.
He is predeceased by his brother Daniel Webber who passed away in 1979 and his grandparents, Alice & Wallace O'Brien; Leah & Harry L. Webber.
Please join us in the celebration of his life. All are welcome and invited to attend visiting hours on Friday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 8 PM at Morris Funeral Home, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com) 40 Main St. Southborough from 2 to 8 PM
A Mass of resurrection will be held on Saturday, November 15, at 9:30 Am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 19, Winter St. Milford. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Milford.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent in his memory to Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, 1111 Stewart Ave. Bethpage, NY 11714 or The Jimmy Fund, Dana Faber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, West 6th floor, Brookline, Ma 02445,-7226, Att: Contribution Services

Draped in Black

November 14, 2008 - The Gazebo in front of Peters Park is draped in black in memory of Chief William Webber.

Expect Delays around the center of Southborough and Main Street in front of Morris Funeral Home will be closed.

Traffic will be routed North and South on Route 85.  No west on Rte 30 turn @ 85 intersection.

Going East on Route 30from Westborough, traffic will be routed up Common Street to St. Mark's Road to Route 85. There is no parking along St. Marks Road.

Parking will be available behind the Southborough Town House, Library and Woodward School (though it is in session and they are having an ice cream social tonight)

Editorial

November 14, 2008 -Linda Hubley - Yesterday I went up to the nursing home in Billerica where my mom is. As many readers know my mom has struggled dramatically in the last stages of Alzheimer’s for about a year now. She know longer really knows who I and my family are. She can no longer walk and about all she can do is sleep or sit in a wheelchair. I sat with her yesterday and she fell asleep in the chair but I stayed holding her hand for much longer. During that time I was able to reflect back on life for the past year. My husband’s mom is also in a local nursing home. Two moms in nursing homes in two different geographical areas. Besides visiting our moms we have a hustle and bustle home-life and work life making schedules difficult and at times challenging and upping the stress levels.

What really makes you stop and think, “What am I doing? Where are we going?” is what has transpired in the last three weeks within our small community. First it was Pat Hanley, a Sudbury Firefighter and resident of Southborough for whom we knew through our church, succumbing to his valiant effort to defeat his disease. He left a wonderful wife and daughter behind. On October 21, my husband’s brother went in for surgery. Although you always hear that surgery is risky, sometimes you shove it to the back and try not to think of the risks. John, a former Fire and Police dispatcher/administrative assistant, did not fare well in the surgery and on November 6th died from complications of the surgery. It was a shock to the family. Although we knew he was sick, he needed the surgery, he was having troubles at the hospital, I don’t think any of the family thought that we would lose John at such an early age. We buried John on Monday November 10th. On Tuesday, I went to the Veteran’s march to the All Wars Monument to take photos for the Southborough News and the special webpage I’d set up for the Veterans when I first started the Southborough News. I try never to miss Veteran’s Day or Memorial Day activities in town as my father-in-law, George Hubley, had been the Veteran’s grave officer and led many of the activities including his favorite reading of the poem In Flanders Field. I only mention this because we lost George in 1996 to pancreatic cancer and knew what the Webber family was going through. When I got home, I had gotten emails and calls about Chief Webber that he may not make the night. Later, we would get the news that Southborough Police Chief William Webber had passed away.

I knew Chief Webber, when he first began his career in Southborough. His cousin Maura would work with me up at Hopkinton State Park later on in the 1980’s. When I would walk or ride my horse around town I would often see Bill riding around in the cruiser and he would always share that big grin and wave. As the new patrolman became more familiar with the town and its people and he advanced in rank and added responsibilities he remained Billy Webber. Very approachable, always friendly, always the ultimate professional, always the smile and wave. Being associated with the Southborough Fire Department since 1976, I had many occasions to see Chief Webber in action or officiating at an event such as the Annual Southborough Fire and Police Memorial dinner. His cousin Maura and I had lost touch with each other after we both left the state park system but Bill always with a proud look would tell me all about Maura and what she was up to. He loved his family and extended family. I got to know his wife Kathy better after Bill had made the rank of Southborough Police Chief in town and they moved to their home in Southborough. Bill and Kathy never failed to vote and we’d have a nice conversation as they came to vote often together even right up to this year’s primary. I remember telling him when I met him at that election that a lot of people had sent me the link to his blog. Well Bill’s face dropped thinking I was going to put it on the Southborough News. But I reassured him that it was very personal and I would never do that. But reading his blog daily or when a new entry was made, I was astounded by how eloquent and courageous he was to write of his personal battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was quite the police officer, friend and family guy and he will be surely missed around Southborough.

November 14, 2008 - Southborough Firefighters sport the "Red Shirt".  Most fire departments around the country have gone to wearing on Fridays, a red shirt to show non-partisan support of U. S. men and women serving in the armed forces.

The Assabet valley Mastersingers and orchestra will present two choral masterpieces at St. Mark’s School, Marlboro Road (Route 85) in Southborough. “Reflections on Innocence and Peace” will take place at 8 p.m. and will feature the choral favorite Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Intimations of Immortality by Gerald Finzi.  Advance sale tickets are discounted $1 from the regular price of $20 and $18 for students and senior citizens. For info, call (978) 562-9838 or visit www.avmsingers.org

Saturday Nov 15th 2008 11am

Marionette show " The Enchanted Forest" for the family. For the Southborough arts center. at Pilgrim Church, 15 common street Southborough.

NCAHS Annual Craft Fair
November 15th 9:00am -3:00pm

400 Main Street Walpole MA

America Recycles Day LogoNovember 15 is America Recycles Day, a national campaign to raise awareness about the environmental and economic benefits of recycling.  The organizers of the campaign ask people to pledge that they will do more recycling and buy more recycled-content products. 

Visit the MassDEP Calendar or the America Recycles Day web site for listings of community events across Massachusetts, when available.

For the Town of Southborough Recycle website click here

ARHS 11/14/08 Sports
 Boys Varsity Football VS Gardner High School Algonquin 7:00PM

ARHS 11/15/08 Sports

Girls Varsity Cross Country @ STATECHAMPIONSHIP MEET @ FRANKLIN PARK TBA
 Boys JV Football @ Gardner High School 10:00AM
 Girls Varsity Soccer @ **POSTPONED - DIVISION FINALS VS WACHUSETT @ AUBURN HS 3:00PM
 Boys Varsity Soccer @ **POSTPONED - DIVISION FINALS VS ST. JOHN`S @ AUBURN HS 5:00PM
Assabet Valley RTHS 11/13/08 Sports
Boys Varsity Football @ Lunenburg High School Click for directions 7:00PM

MetroWest Humane Society Auction
The MetroWest Humane Society’s Annual Auction will be held at Indian Meadows Country Club, Route 9 in Westborough. The silent auction (and previewing of the live auction items) starts at 5:45 p.m., with the live auction starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 advance or $30 at the door, and include appetizers and a pasta bar. For tickets or info, call Sheryl Merchant at (508) 628-9694.

A Town Mourns

November 13, 2008 - A flag at half staff and the Southborough Police Station is draped in black as preparations are carried out for Chief of Police William Webber.

Expect Delays and Road Closures

November 13, 2008 - Main Street near the Morris Funeral Home will be closed Friday from 2 - 8 PM as the town pays respect to Police Chief William Webber.  Police expect a very large crowd for the wake and funeral procession Friday and Saturday.  It is advised to seek alternate routes if possible.

Southborough Fire and Police Departments hold Annual Memorial Services

Firefighters and Police Officers attended the annual Memorial Services.  They annually hold this event starting at Memorial Hall at the Fire Station and then move to St. Mark's Church for services.  It is then followed by a dinner at St. Mark's Hall with members and their families.  Fire Chief John Mauro started out the services with a prayer for Police Chief William Webber who was home sick.  Chief Webber had taken over conducting the police side of the annual ceremony from the late Chief Colleary.

 

 

Letter to the Editor - November 13, 2008

As many of you now know, my brother John Hubley passed away on November 6, 2008. A couple of weeks before John's passing I had reached out to the community and asked for prayers for John's recovery as he was in critical condition at the time. The response was incredible. Our family was flooded with calls and e -mails giving us their love and support. Unfortunately John's time came to pass as he was called home and was laid to rest on November 10, 2008.

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank the Southborough Fire Department and the Southborough Police Department for the honorable services that were given at John's calling hours as well as his funeral. John would of been very proud of the send off he received from the departments he dedicated many years of his life to.

I also want to thank the many people that kept John in there prayers. As we live our life on this earth we never know when God will call us home or what his plan may be for us. The one thing I know for sure is that while we are living and breathing we must love, laugh, and enjoy life to the fullest as life is short. So hug your brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, children and all the loved ones in your life and let them know how much they mean to you as they could be gone in the blink of an eye.

I leave you with this poem, author unknown, “As we grow up we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to let us down probably will, you’ll have your heart broken, probably more than once, and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when someone broke yours. You'll fight with your best friend and maybe fall in love with them, you'll blame a new love for things an old one did, you’ll cry because time is passing too fast and you'll eventually lose someone close to you. So take too many pictures, Laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every 60 seconds you spend angry or upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.”

Donna Hubley Harrington

Southborough, MA

Friends and family members celebrated John's life by taking a late night ride out to Castle Caves in Sutton.  On a beautiful moonlit night everyone in attendance spoke of what John meant to them and why they loved him and said their goodbyes on his new journey.

Fire Log

Sunday 11/9/08

17:58 BUILDING FIRE WILDWOOD DR
C20 CHIEF MAURO
E21 LT PELTIER LT COLLEARY FF HOGAN EMT GLECKEL
E22 LT DANO FF ROACH
E23 FF COBB FF GOODSPEED

Monday 11/10/08

06:39 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ PARKERVILLE RD
A28 FF GOODSPEED FF ROACH
C30 FF COBB

09:20 SCHOOL FIRE DRILL MAIN ST
C27 CAPT MAURO

10:47 GAS LEAK (NATURAL GAS OR LPG) PINE HILL DR
E23
HOP

13:30 26F REINSPECTION SCHIPPER FARM LN
C27 CAPT MAURO

14:03 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT TURNPIKE RD
A28 FF CRINGAN FF WILLS
E23 FF ASPESI FF SHANAHAN

14:30 SCHOOL FIRE DRILL MARLBORO RD
C27 CAPT MAURO
E22 FF SHANAHAN FF WILLS

15:20 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ FLAGG RD
A28 FF CRINGAN FF WILLS
C20 CHIEF MAURO
E22 FF ASPESI FF WILLS

15:30 SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT BLACKTHORN DR
C27 CAPT MAURO

20:00 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING CORDAVILLE RD
C20 CHIEF MAURO LT PELTIER SO PELTIER FF HOGAN
SC1 FF TOMMANEY

Waiting to the Last Minute

November 13, 2008 - A low growing Maple bears the last yellow leaves of the fall earlier this week.

The annual

Southborough Library

Christmas Tree

Decorating Party

is

Saturday, December 6

at 10:30 AM

Join us for a morning of

making ornaments,

decorating the tree,

and

enjoying refreshments!

All children welcome!

Arts Center at Southborough Newsletter
November 2008
 
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In This Issue
Rosalita's Puppets
Camera Workshop
Clay Workshops
Holiday Shopping
Administrative Details
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List
February Vacation Art Camp!
 
Feb. 17, 18, 19
$70/class.
$130 full day (bring lunch)

 
10am - 12pm
 
K-2nd - Clay
3rd-5th - Cartooning


12:30pm - 2:30pm
K-2nd - Sculpture
3rd-5th - Clay
Greetings -
 
Get ready for some fun weekends - we have a puppet show and a camera workshop this weekend. Next weekend do some great local shopping and then in December we have made time to play with clay! Take a look at your calendar and pencil us in - we'd love to see you.

For the coming up you may reserve your spot via email and bring the payment at the time of the class. Save on the stamp and the trip to the mailbox. You will receive a confirmation that your registration was received and that the workshop is running.

We welcome any and all feedback and would love to hear from you.  We're looking for fresh ideas and hope to see you at one of our classes or events!

Thank you -
Emily van Nort
Interim Director, Arts Center at Southborough
 
 
Rosalita's Puppets, Saturday November 15th
11am at Pilgrim Church's Fellowship Hall
 
Rosalitas Puppets Charlotte DoreTickets $7/person
 

Experience the unique charm of marionettes made by professional actor-puppeteer Charlotte Anne Dore. She blends puppetry, improvisation, music and storytelling into her energetic shows. All the voices and singing are performed live, by Charlotte herself. For more detail take a look at Charlotte's web site

 
Workshop:
Why Does My Camera Have SO many Buttons?
Sunday November 16th
1-4pm at Arts Center, $45 with Michelle Sheppard


Deadline extended - Please email register for this workshop by Friday at 12pm. An ideal class for digital camera users just getting their feet wet.  If you are feeling overwhelmed by technical terms, settings, buttons, and icons, than this is the workshop for you! 

 
Two Clay Workshops!
Saturday December 6th

Adults - What do those kids do at art camp?
10am-12pm, $28 (reduced price)

Children (parents welcome)- Make a present w/ Clay.
1pm - 3pm, $12/person
 
Children taking art class Both workshops will get your hands in the clay. Learn the basics of hand building and spend some time making presents out of stoneware. The pieces will be fired and ready to take home before the holidays. Adults from the first workshop are welcome to stay and continue working beyond the 12pm end time if they are so inspired!
 
 
Holiday Shopping
Weekend of November 22nd & 23rd
 
Wolf Hill Farm
30 Jericho Hill Rd, Southborough


Our 25th Christmas Open House will be Saturday November 22nd. and Sunday  November 23rd. from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Join us for hot mulled cider and cookies!

New this season are fabric barn stars, heart and tree wall quilts,  and small & large tree skirts.  There are a number of collectable  Santas and trees hand made of wool and snowmen made of gourds.   Lots of miniature and tree ornaments. Of course we have lots of  table runners, scented hot pads, tea cozies, fat cat mats and  gardener's heating pads.

Our Christmas Barn hours remain the same: Thursday and Friday  11:00 am. until 6:00 pm. and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am.  until 5:00 pm.  We will close for the winter December 21st.

Primarily Potters Holiday Sale (flier link)
98 Hayden Rowe Street, Hopkinton

"Mud, mud, glorious mud" becomes even more magnificent in transforming hands of "Primarily Potters." Ten of them, Arts Building Warhol Styleplus one basket maker, will be exhibiting in the 6th annual show and sale on Friday, Nov. 21 (9-5), Saturday, Nov. 22 (9-5) and Sunday, Nov. 23 (noon -4) at The Cultural Arts Alliance, 98 Hayden Rowe Street (Rte.85), Hopkinton.

Work will include berry bowls and chip 'n dip dishes by Carol Mecagni of Hopkinton; textured shino-glazed slab bowls and unique pins by Mary Edwards of Shrewsbury; functional and decorative ware with figurative motifs, and hand-painted pieces fired in a soda vapor atmosphere by Barbara Wilson of Hudson; hand carved and functional stoneware inspired by the Czech roots of Hana Reilly of Hopkinton, and minivases by Elizabeth Eidlitz of Concord. 
  
Show prices range from $3 to $75. 15% of sales go to The Cultural Arts Alliance, and funds from a raffle of ceramic items donated by each of the exhibitors benefits the Hopkinton Parent Teachers Association.
 
 
Administrative Tidbits
 
Deadlines:
 
Ann Freeman drawing of the Arts CenterClasses for Session III Start January 12th

Workshops: pdf of upcoming
registration closes one week before event, email registration accepted.
Read our latest newsletter here

Membership! We appreciate those of you who continue to give. If you'd like to renew today, click here.(If you'd like us to remind you when you last donated, send an email)
 
Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, concerns or would like to register. Please contact me - email is best.
 
Sincerely,
Emily van Nort
director@southborougharts.org
508 481 9351
 
Tatnuck Books Westborough Events

 

 

November 12, 2008 - Join Southborough News advertiser Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop for the Holiday Open House on November 22 and 23 from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Lots of unique gifts like Melissa and Doug Toys, Stonewall Kitchen jams, jellies, pancake and syrups  gourmet food, flowers, plants and more.  Located just across the street from Town Centre Plaza.  Click either photo for Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop website.

November 12, 2008 - Click the above photo to go to the Veteran's page for a gallery of yesterdays photos.

Enjoying the Day

November 12, 2008 - Even the little ones needed their photo taken at Veteran's day.

New Lights for the Flag

November 12, 2008 - Southborough receives grant for solar lighting of Public Safety flag pole The Town of Southborough is the recipient of a Massachusetts Technology Collaborative grant for solar lighting to light the flag pole in front of the Public Safety Complex. The pole has been without lighting since the conduit was damaged when the fire station floor drain system was repaired.

On Saturday, November 8th, four members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 96 of Worcester donated their time to install the equipment in cooperation with the MTC.

Shown in the picture from IBEW local 96 are (L to r) Peter Roy, Steve McCulley and Andrew Chandler.  Missing was George Carpenter, Jr.

 

 

 

Choice Car Wash is holding a month long fundraiser at

Route 30 next to the Gulf Station

Enter Discount code 17721 to receive $1.00 off for a car wash and

 Choice Car Wash will donate $1.00 to the Southborough Scholarship

 Fund during the entire month of November.  So get that dirty car

 washed. If it isn't dirty wash it anyways to support a great cause.

Scouting for Food

November 12, 2008 - Thanks to the Scouts, the Southborough Food pantry has been able to re-stock their shelves.  More people in these tough times have turned to the food pantry.  The food pantry is always looking for items for the needy.

Girl Scouts  and Brownies March at Veteran's Day

ARHS 11/12/08 Sports
Boys Varsity Soccer @ SEMI FINALS VS MARLBOROUGH Hudson - 7:00PM
Assabet Valley RTHS 11/12/08 Sports

no events scheduled

Flu Shots

November 12, 2008 - The Southborough Board of Health assisted by the MRC (medical Reserve corp) and CERT team members delivered flu shots to Southborough residents Saturday.  Earlier in the week the BOH was assisted by University of Lowell Nursing students at the Senior Center.

  

Directions from Southborough: Route 85 south to traffic lights before railroad bridge, take Southville Road west toward Westborough. Southville Road turns into Flanders Road at town line.  Left at Fruit Street and another quick left on Old Flanders Road

Scenes from Veteran's Day 2008

November 11, 2008 - Above - Southborough Veterans march toward the All Wars Memorial.  Below -Rifles sound the salute during Veteran Day activities.

Partial view of the Crowd.  Comparing the crowd of today with that of Heritage Day, Commander Steve Whynot asked those in attendance to go back to family and friends and let them know what Veteran's Day stands for and challenged those in attendance to double and maybe triple the crowd next year.

Letter to the editor

Veterans Day 2008

Once again – as has been my tradition, duty and obligation as we approach Veterans Day – Allow me to share my thoughts regarding this special day to those who have served our country.

To honor of those I work with, served with and for every Veteran who has worn the uniform in defense of our country - I chose not to work this day.

This year – I personally will remember some very special Veterans – of who passed away in recent months.

Bob Greening was a World War II Veteran who at 19 years old was aboard the Destroyer USS Balch (DD-363) that pulled into Pearl Harbor on the afternoon of December 8th, 1941. Bob never spoke much about WWII – but he once shared what he experienced that day as the ship pulled in. Bob left this world this past July. Last week – my shipmates joined in paying tribute to his life at the Long Island Veterans Cemetery.

Capt. James Hayes was a former Commanding Officer of a ship that is now on display as a memorial. I knew him from the time myself and others would work to keep his ship alive as a museum. He truly appreciated the efforts of those who worked on his ship and would bring coffee and donuts – a simple gesture – because we were part of his extended crew. The Captain has now joined our friend Bob in that big liberty port in the sky.

Jim Livziey was a sailor who served aboard a Reserve ship with me and who later worked just a few feet away at one of those past companies. Though we didn’t know each other that well aboard ship or even at work – we did share something in common. We wore the white hat with pride. Jim was lost to us just a few short weeks ago - much to young - he joins my two old friends.

These are men I personally know. They are from different generations and different backgrounds. They are my fellow Veterans. Who are your fellow Veterans? Who is that neighbor of yours that is flying a Marine Corp flag? Or that neighbor with the Purple Heart License Plate?

Next time you see them - Let them know you appreciate their service to our country before its to late to tell them.

As stated before - Politics aside - It doesn’t matter what your point of view is regarding the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan or any other area that our men and women serve. What matters is that you remember and support those who are serving today and pay tribute to those who have fallen before us.

Honor their service by attending an observance in your town tomorrow – November 11th.

If you’re a fellow Veteran - join your fellow marines, airman, soldiers and sailors as the pay tribute. Come to attention and honor the colors.

Understand that the freedoms you enjoy - were earned and are earned every single day - by the sacrifices of others and those freedoms should not be taken lightly.

Join me. Honor our Veterans not just this Veterans Day – but everyday.

To my fellow Veterans – This is your day. This is our Day.

THANK YOU FOR SERVING!!!!

Steve Whynot (SK1 USNR-Ret)

Commander

VFW Post 3276

Southborough, Mass.

The Town of Holliston Remembers

November 11, 2008 - If you haven't been to Holliston the last several years, you've probably missed one of the more emotional displays of military personnel losses. It is a somber reminder why we have Veteran's day.

St. Bernadette Parish will hold its 4th Annual Holiday Magic Craft Fair

 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, November 15, 2008 in the St. Bernadette School Activity Center at 266 Main St/RT 20 in Northborough.

Don’t miss it. There’s something for everyone on your list. Gorgeous quilts, holiday decorations, jewelry, doll clothes, painted crafts, fudge, scrumptious baked goods, Quilt Raffle, knitted and crocheted items, ornaments, hand-made bears, even dried flower arrangements and much more. All day food court and an Italian dinner at 6:00. For more information call 508-393-2838 or email stbernadetteparish@charter.net.

All proceeds will benefit St. Bernadette School students. The Italian dinner will help pay for the 8th grade class trip to D.C.

Don’t Forget!!!

This FRIDAY – 6 to 8 PM

 

The 5th annual

Woodward School

Ice Cream Social and Basket Raffle

Friday, November 14th, 2008; 6 - 8 pm

 

Ice Cream Social:

Featuring Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream

Make Your Own Sundaes for $3.00 each

 

Basket Raffle:

The chance to purchase raffle tickets for over 20 baskets including,

Wii Games Gift Cards Galore!! Sports Rule Family Game Night & More

All made by the students/families/teachers of the Woodward School

 

Ticket chances are 1 ticket for $1, 15 tickets for $10, and 35 tickets for $20

***Special Tip***

Don’t get writer’s cramp filling out the raffle tickets - bring along return address mailing label stickers to attach them to your raffle tickets!!

Winners will be chosen and announced on Monday, November 17th

 

ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY BACK TO OUR STUDENTS

Any questions: Basket Raffle- Marybeth Riley paulmarybeth@charter.net

Ice Cream Social- Robin Martin robinmartin@charter.net

November 11, 2008 - On November 9, 2008 5:58 PM Firefighters responded to a Wildwood Drive home at 5:58 PM on Sunday, November 9th after the resident called reporting the basement was full of smoke.

Based upon the call, Box 36 was sounded recalling off-duty and on-call personnel. Additionally, the Aerial Tower from Ashland Fire Department was called as Southborough’s ladder is permanently out-of-service.

Arriving firefighters in Engine 22 and 23 found a smoke condition in the basement, which was traced to a fire in a sump pump.

The sump pump was removed from the house, and firefighters worked to remove smoke from the basement, which had no exterior openings.

No injuries were reported. Damage was confined to the sump pump and some smoke throughout the residence. Firefighters cleared the scene at 6:33 PM.

Sudbury Valley Trustees Lecture Series

Nature in Our Lives and Imaginations

Thursday, November 13, 2008 7:30PM-9:30PM

Wolbach Farms in Sudbury

Sudbury Valley Trustees will be hosting Clare Walker Leslie who will be speaking on the theme “Reconnecting Today’s Families with Nature”. The popularity of Richard Louv’s book Last Child in the Woods is causing parents, educators, teacher naturalists and the rest of us great concern about where the children have gone who once were outside playing. Clare is writing her 11th book as a manual for parents, giving them specific information and exercises for being outdoors WITH their children. Come hear Clare speak about her newest book, her teaching, her journal keeping, and her recent trip to Baffin Island in search of the great White Bear. Clare Walker Leslie is an artist/naturalist/author with ten books, including the popular Keeping a Nature Journal and Drawn to Nature. Her books will be available for purchase after the lecture. SVT Members: $5.00 Non-members: $15.00 Call 978-443-5588 for information and reservations or visit www.svtweb.org.

Please join us for our Veterans Day Observance

 

VETERANS DAY

TUESDAY – November 11th

 

Veterans will meet at 1015 at the Legion/VFW Headquarters.

 

We will then march to the All Wars Memorial ~1045

 

The Observance will begin at 1100

 

Please join us in honoring the men and women who have served and are serving this country.

 

Please join us in remembering those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.

 

 

John Wilson - Commander American Legion Post 161

Steve Whynot - Commander - VFW Post 3276

Tough Reach

November 10, 2008 - A Southborough Express player tries to knock down the ball but the Winchester Revolutions end up scoring.

 

Announcing the

Friends of the Southborough Library

Fall Clearance Sale!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 from 6-8 p.m.

The Friends of the Southborough Library announce a “fill a bag” clearance sale to be held on Wednesday evening, December 3rd from 6 - 8 p.m. Selections include fiction and non-fiction, hard cover and paperback books, as we make room for new items to feature at our June book sale. Bags are $5.00 to fill and all proceeds go towards library needs and events. Please join us and come away with exceptional bargains and perhaps a few holiday gift selections! Grocery bags will be provided.

Your continued donations welcome and appreciated !

 

Southborough meetings

November 10- November 14, 2008

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

ADVISORY COMMITTEE 11/10 7:30 Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL 11/10 7:15 Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
Historical Commission 11/10 7:00 Memorial Hall, Fire Station
Municipal Facilities Committee 11/10 6:30 Memorial Hall Fire Station
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Agenda
11/10 7:30 Hearing Room Town House
CABLE TELEVISION COMMITTEE 11/12 7:30 Cable Access Office Fayville Hall
Open Space Preservation Committee 11/12 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Agenda
11/13 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
 

Senior Schedule

Monday 10

Tuesday 11

Wednesday 12

Thursday 13

Friday 14

8:30 Health Clinic

Holiday Veteran's Day Closed

9:30 Pool

8:30 Health Clinic

9:30 AM Wii Bowling/golf

9:30 AM Cribbage

 

9:30 AM painting

9:30 Mah Jong

10:30 Emerald Square bus trip
12:00 Monday blue plate special

 

10:00 Creative Writers

12:00 PM Lunch

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

 

11:00 AM Minstrial Man Sing A Long

12:30  Pitch

12:00 PM Lunch
    12:00 Lunch    
2:00 PM Fitness

 

2:00 Fitness 1:00 bridge 1:00 PM Water Aerobics
ARHS 11/10/08 Sports
Boys Freshman Football @ Milford High School Click for directions   3:30PM
Assabet Valley RTHS 11/10/08 Sports
Boys JV Football VS Bay Path Regtechhs   3:30PM
A Big Thank you

November 10, 2008 - The Scouting for Food program reaches the 3,000 pounds early in the day on the way to a record breaking food collection drive.