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November 23,  2008 - November 29, 2008

Holiday Decorations

November 29, 2008 - The Southborough News is looking for Holiday lights. Homeowners can send in a photo of their decorations or if you have a favorite light show in Southborough, contact the Southborough News and we will try to get a photo for the website. The above photo is on Newton Street and below is the infamous Faherty home on Harris Drive.  If you go to take a look at the lights on Harris Drive, please be reminded that you may drop off an unwrapped toy that will be donated to the Toys for Tots campaign.  This is an annual event that the Faherty's have really become involved with.

Southborough Firefighter Association Christmas Trees

November 29, 2008 - Southborough Firefighters unload a truck full of trees Friday.  The Southborough Firefighters Association has for over forty years sold Christmas trees behind the fire station (before the current Main Street location @ the old station now the Southborough House of Pizza).  Proceeds from the sale of the trees benefit the Southborough Community via a scholarship fund for a High School Senior, the annual Children's Halloween parade and costume contest and several other community wide initiatives.  Trees are on sale beginning this Monday. Hours are 6:00 - 9:00 PM Weekdays and 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on weekends until sold out.


“Mom’s Afternoon Out”

to benefit the Algonquin Boosters Club – Please join us!

 You’re invited to attend an afternoon of holiday shopping from local vendors selling jewelry, handbags, apparel, gift baskets and much more!

Light food will be served, compliments of Romaine’s Restaurant, and

mini spa treatments will be offered by local salons.

This will be a fun afternoon and a great way to get some holiday shopping done while supporting the Algonquin Athletic Boosters Club.


Bring your unwanted gold and silver to the party and our jewelers will pay you the current day’s cash value! It’s a great way to get a little extra spending money and the jewelers have agreed to give Boosters 10% of the value of all the gold and silver cashed in as a donation!

Place: Romaine’s Restaurant in Northborough

Date:  Sunday, December 7, 2008

Time:  12:30-3:30

Admission: $25 per person includes light food and spa treatments

Since we will be providing food, your RSVP is requested by December 2nd

Send check for $25 made payable to ARHS Boosters to:

ARHS Boosters Club

Attn: Fundraiser

P.O. Box 303, Northborough, MA 01532.

Your name will be added to the attendee list. If you’re sending money for more than one person, please indicate names of attendees. The ARHS Boosters Club is a non-profit organization.

This is the first fundraiser of the year to benefit the General Boosters Club.

Feel free to spread the word…hope to see you there!

Eleanor M. Firmin



Eleanor M. Firmin, 92, a life long resident of Southborough, died on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester.

Born in Southborough, she was the daughter of the late George T. and Catherine (Pilkington) Firmin.

Miss Firmin was a 1933 graduate of the former Peter’s High School in Southborough and was a secretary for Lind Farquehar Co. in Boston for many years. Eleanor was very proud of her old homestead and worked very hard at keeping it pristine. She was also an avid gardener and spent many hours tending to her flowers. She loved all animals, especially her 2 cats, Smokey and Skitzy.

She is survived by a nephew, Michael Firmin of Springfield, VA; many great nieces & nephews; 3 dear friends, Michele Hokinson & Eileen Curran both of Southborough, & Maryann Pavlik of Northborough.

Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 10 to 11:30 at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough (Morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A Funeral Mass will follow at 12 Noon on Tuesday at St. Anne Church 20 Boston Rd, Southborough. Burial will be in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough.

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to Animal Rescue League, 10 Chandler St. Boston, MA 02116

Leafy Subject

November 29, 2008 - Workers clean up the leaves in front of the Art Center at South Union School on Highland Street today.

Thanks to all who attended the Information Night!

Open registration dates are Nov 11 – Dec 5. 
In past seasons, we have accommodated all players who sign up on time, but sign up quickly as space fills up fast. Space is limited by field access and the number of volunteer coaches we are able to develop. Please consider the commitment and requirements prior to signing up. Players registering after Dec 5 will be placed on a wait list and there is a $25 late fee. All players provide their own equipment (NSYLA provides goalie equipment). Multi-child family discounts are calculated at registration. No refunds after submission to US Lacrosse Membership. There is a small increase in fees this year for U15 and U13 to purchase practice time at indoor facilities during the March pre-season. Scholarships are available in confidence.

Grades 7 & 8
(U15) is a full contact sport with practices 3 times per week, including Saturday mornings starting in March. Sunday games begin in early April. A full level of commitment to regular and timely attendance at practices and games is required. Attendance, not skill, is the only factor which determines playing time. Cost for U15 is $175.
Grades 5 & 6 (U13) is a full contact sport with practices 3 times per week, including Saturday mornings starting in March. Sunday games begin in early April. A full level of commitment to regular and timely attendance at practices and games is required. Attendance, not skill, is the only factor which determines playing time. Cost for U13 is $175.
Grades 3 & 4 (U11) is non-checking level, with practices twice a week, including Saturday mornings starting in March, plus a game each Sunday afternoon starting in April until mid-June. Cost for U11 is $110.
Grade 2 (U9) is a developmental program. This program is designed to introduce the fundamentals of the game of lacrosse and teach basic stick handling skills, with one practice per week for eight weeks, and four games TBA in May & June This program will begin in April when the outdoor fields are available. Cost for U9 is $75.


Spring '09 Soccer Registration.

Once again it is time to register for Spring soccer!  On-Line Registrations will be taken beginning October 20th, ending November 30th, 2008Any travel team U9 through U14 registrations completed after November 30th, 2008 will be accepted only if space is available and will be subject to a $25 non-refundable late fee.  SYSA will be running a PRE K program for all children who will turn 5 by August 31, 2009

There is no late fee for K thru U8.  Teams will be formed based on the number of players registered on this date. Age groups will close as teams are filled. There is no guarantee of space on a travel team after the late date.   Follow this Registration  information link for fees and information.

You can only register on line. Follow the Registration  link for instructions, fees information and links to register on line.  If you are ready to register click Register Now

Team Runners

November 28, 2008 - Students from ARHS get ready to participate in the Second Annual Gobble Wobble  Race.

Thank you

November 28, 2008 - Southborough Recreation Department wishes to thank the Friends of Recreation, all the volunteers and all the runners and walkers that came out for the second annual Gobble Wobble Race.

Flying Free

November 28, 2008 - A flock of Canada geese do a flyover during yesterday's start of the race.

November 28, 2008 - Tuesday night the Board of Selectmen voted to continue a transfer station violation hearing until their December 2 meeting when all parties could be in attendance. Nancy Vargas was appointed to the Municipal Facilities Committee. Selectmen also heard from Dr. Fazen and Dr. Seder, both members of the Board of Health on future plans in which the Board of Health would prefer to move. Dr. Fazen emphasized that since the 9/11 event occurred that the Board of Health has moved in directions other than what used to be. They still do the mandated regulations such as septic, anti-cigarette campaigns, water, pool, camp and restaurant inspections.

The current Board of Health members are all professionals in the medical field according to Dr. Fazen. This year they participated in emergency tabletop exercises, expanded the flu clinic to include all citizens of Southborough that wanted to participate, are planning for a pandemic flu outbreak, joined with Region 4a for planning and potential sharing of resources, and have recruited volunteers for the Medical Reserve Corps to be used for emergency preparedness.

The Board of Health would like to see in the future more disease prevention programs, sharing of resources with area towns and personnel health and fitness programs for town employees and residents. Currently staff on hand are part time nurses, administration, health agent and a contracting engineer that is licensed and certified for inspections and review of septic system and environmental plans.

The Southborough Cable Committee were up next. The Cable committee presented their draft policy plan to the Selectmen. It is strongly based on one from Stow, MA. Selectmen Boland questioned the committee on several issues with the largest being local production of shows and how the committee would regulate offensive material. The Cable committee said in the policy that there are checkpoints that could help to reduce or eliminate that problem such as scheduling and having the producer of a show sign a form making them responsible for the contents and any repercussions. The cable regulations are not as stringent when it comes to some shows such as main channel television. Advertising will not be allowed on Southborough cable but the Cable committee said some producers will wear clothing or have product placement in circumventing the advertising ban. This is done in several shows on Marlborough cable.

Currently the Cable committee is located at Fayville Hall but the town does not have a studio. They are hoping to get mobile equipment and go shoot at a site. They also think that within a few months meetings held at the Town house will be recorded. The Cable Committee is awaiting a vendor to fix the audio. They are also working with Charter and Verizon to hook up with Algonquin Regional High School. (Many people that have switched to Verizon in the last year and a half have been excluded from watching the educational channel with the school committee meetings). Lastly, there was a discussion on if deposits should be required before people borrow the equipment If they are going to produce shows. The Cable Committee said they don’t know any town that requires a deposit but they will look into it.

Verizon was present at the meeting to ask permission from the selectmen to remove four poles and replace them with four poles on the opposite side of the road. These poles currently are interfering with the new location of the main entrance to Fay School which is going through major renovation and new construction. Karen Galligan of the DPW said they had no problems with the placement of the poles, however she said when National Grid comes in to do their lines they may request tree hearings for removal of several trees. Selectmen eventually approved the plan on condition that the old poles be removed on a timely basis.

Karen Galligan next explained to Selectmen that money had become available through MA highway to do sidewalks on Southville Road from Liberty westerly to the MBTA sidewalks. Plans had also been made to make sidewalks southerly into Hopkinton across the Sudbury River. In talks with MA Highway, Ms Galligan was able to get the State to agree to adding a sidewalk to the new replacement bridge scheduled to be built over the river. Discussion of use of the sidewalks on Southville Road followed. Since Avalon has been built on Flanders Road at the Southborough line and the parking fees have gone up at the MBTAt pedistrian traffic along the sidewalk from Westborough to the train station has increased. Karen Galligan acknowledged that the sidewalks on Southville Road are in poor shape. Parking has started to become a problem near Route 85 and Southville Road as people try to avoid the extra money for the parking spaces. Selectman Boland will have Town Administrator Jean Kitchen speak to the Southborough police to monitor the situation. Selectmen signed the contract for the Southville Road sidewalks east of Route 85.

In other business, Selectmen also signed paperwork for the Southborough Historical Commission to go ahead and submit for nomination to the National Register the South Union School. The designation once made will help with funding through grants.

The Selectmen will take up at their December 2 meeting the possibility of naming current Sergeant in charge, Jane Moran to interim police chief for the Town of Southborough.

Space Weather News for Nov. 28, 2008

DOUBLE FLYBY ALERT:  Space shuttle Endeavour undocked from the International Space Station this morning, and the two spacecraft are now orbiting Earth in tandem.  Endeavour is scheduled to land in Florida on Sunday, Nov. 30th.  Between now and then, many sky watchers (especially those in Europe) will be able to see the shuttle and the space station cutting across the night sky together--a rare and beautiful "double flyby."  Get predictions for your hometown from the Simple Satellite Tracker:  http://spaceweather.com/flybys .

SPECTACULAR CONJUNCTION:  When the sun goes down tonight, step outside and look southwest.  You'll see something very pretty: Venus and Jupiter beaming together through the twilight.  The two closely-spaced planets are about to be joined by the slender crescent Moon for a spectacular three-way conjunction that arguably ranks as the best sky show of 2008. Check http://spaceweather.com for sky maps, photos--and be sure to keep an eye on the sky in the evenings ahead.


Looking for the perfect Christmas Tree

Click here for cut your own and tree farms across the state

The Dogs enjoyed the walk too

Area Holiday events


Christmas at the Farm with a Festival of Trees

Thanksgiving weekend
Saturday, November 29, 2008 – 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
At the Peter Rice Homestead at 377 Elm Street

Join us on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and begin the holiday season with all the things you love at our annual Christmas at the Farm: Holiday decorations, food, crafts, roaring fires, warm gingerbread, and hot beverages.

Come and enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas with your friends and neighbors. There will be plenty of parking across the street from the Homestead thanks Jon Delli Priscoli, the owner of the new building, who will open his parking lot for our guests.

This event is open to the public. There is a nominal charge for the home-baked goods and other items served.


Westborough Rotary Lighting Ceremony

Sunday November 30 @ 4:30 PM

Santa Clause, Holiday Music, Westborough Community Chorus

If bad weather postponement sign will be posted at the rotary.


Christmas Lights Display at Fatima Shrine

Please come and witness the Christmas Light display at Fatima Shrine, in Holliston, MA. They will be on from Nov. 29th (First weekend of Advent) till Jan. 4th (Feast of the Epiphany), from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. During this time, there will be the famous free hot chocolate and cookies by Fr. Jerry and C. in the Church's Hall.
In addition to this beautiful display, on Sunday Dec. 7th there will be the annual Christmas Concert by the Choir of St. Cecilia Parish, Ashland (MA) at Fatima Church, schedule for 3:00pm, followed by the traditional procession carrying the baby Jesus to the Nativity Grotto.
Fatima Shrine celebrates the Christmas Vigil Mass on Dec. 24th, at 8:00pm, while Christmas Day Solemn Mass will be on Dec. 25th at 11:00am. During this Advent, come and enjoy this wonderful sight of the Season of Christmas.

Your presence and support are much appreciated!



Hunting, fishing and trapping licenses for 2009 will be available for purchase online and at license vendors across the state by mid-December. The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's efforts in habitat protection and management, wildlife data collection and monitoring, fish and pheasant stocking, endangered species conservation and education programs are primarily supported by fishing and hunting license fees.

Licenses may be purchased online via the MassOutdoors website. Online license buyers are reminded to be sure to choose "the next year" button when purchasing 2009 licenses, permits, and stamps. Deer hunters will have must wait until January 1, 2009 to apply for antlerless deer permits online. Due to documentation requirements, trapping licenses and hunting licenses for minors are not available for purchase online.

Licenses will be available for purchase at over the counter license vendor locations throughout the state. Hunting and sporting license buyers must show a previous hunting license from any year, state or Canadian province or a hunter safety certificate of completion from any state or Canadian province in order to purchase a hunting license.

Wishing all the Southborough News readers a happy and safe Thanksgiving

The Race is On

November 27, 2008 - above photo - The younger runners take their turn on the track before the main runners head out on the Second Annual Gobble Wobble run.

Worcester Fire Department to Unveil Remembrance Wall

November 27, 2008 - On December 3, 2008 will mark the ninth year since the Worcester Cold Storage Fire.  This year the public is invited to a ceremony for the unveiling of the Remembrance Wall.  Six Worcester Firefighters were killed battling the fire.  Southborough Fire Fighters along with many other central Massachusetts cities and towns covered stations during the weeklong search to locate the firefighters lost when the building burned.  Northborough Fire Photographer Roger Conant captured the fire on film that night.  Here is a photo from December 3, 1999 and what the new Worcester City Fire Station looks like from a similar angle.  I have included one of my own photos from then that shows Engine 3 covered in flowers, hats and t-shirts from citizens and firefighters.







December 3rd Remembrance Wall Ceremony

1630 Hrs (4:30) Assemble at Union Station

1650 Hrs (4:50) Procession leaves Union Station

1700 Hrs (5:00) Pipes and Drums, Honor Guard, Color Guard & Members march in

1715 Hrs (5:15) Father Riley-Invocation/Reverend Hughes -Firefighter Prayer

1720 Hrs (5:20) Chief Dio - Tribute

Remembrance Wall Unveiling

1730 - 1800 Hrs (5:30 - 6:00) Public Viewing

1800 Hrs (6:00) Pipes and Drums perform

(Everyone gather in Street)

1810 Hrs (6:10) Prepare for Fire Alarm Notification

1813 Hrs (6:13) Fire Alarm Announcement

Moment of Silence

Bell Ceremony

1820 Hrs (6:20) Public Viewing

1900 Hrs (7:00) Pipes and Drums march to Union Station


Southborough Recreation and St. Mark's School

bring their annual free skate at Gardner Hockey Rink

Access is Via School Street

Free Skating







11:30-12:00 PM

Youth sticks/pucks



12:00-1:00 PM

Adult sticks/pucks



4:30-5:30 PM

Youth sticks/pucks



5:30-6:30 PM

Adult sticks/pucks


Southborough Aerial Ladder Report released

For over a year now Southborough has been without the services of a ladder truck. On more than several occasions, ladder trucks have been called into Southborough through the mutual aid system.  Ashland, Northborough, Marlborough and Framingham have responded to calls in town. Most recently a chimney fire on Blendon Woods Drive required the services of Ashland's Tower 3.  Click here to review the report. 


Time is Running Out, The Weather is perfect for getting that car or truck washed and help out a good cause at the same time.


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.

Click for website

While you are at Choice Car Wash, why not have your vehicle fluids or tires checked for the brutal New England Winters.  Southborough Auto Tech is a fully serviced station.  Fuel your vehicle and get it tuned up just right.

Gimme Shelter

November 25, 2008 - A new kiosk goes up at the local tree farm.  Tree cutting tools and other Christmas tree necessities will be housed under new cover.


The Members of the Southborough Fire Department are collecting 



toys for the less fortunate children in the area.  

Toys will be collected at Fire Headquarters, 21 Main Street until December 19th.

Toys will be distributed through the 

Southborough Family & Youth Services

and the

Framingham Salvation Army

Happy Holidays!

Call 508-485-3235 with any questions

Thanks for your continued support!

For Southborough Seniors

Unique Gifts at SVT’s Holiday Sale:

A portion of proceeds support local land conservation

 Saturday, December 6: 11AM – 5PM

 Wolbach Farm, 18 Wolbach Road, Sudbury, MA.

 If you’re looking for an unusual holiday gift, plan to visit the Sudbury Valley Trustees’ Holiday Sale. Artists, artisans and authors will be on hand throughout the day sharing their varied offerings, many with a nature theme. A portion of all proceeds will be used to support SVT’s conservation work.

 We will feature the following exhibitors: The Boston Area Spinners and Dyers (demonstrating spinning & selling yarns), The Alley Cat Collection (jewelry), Walter Harrington (photography), Peter Alden (author), Alice Wellington (photography), Will Kirkpatrick (artist), Dave Griffin (photography), Gordon Morrison (artist), Pam Esty (artist), David Blohm (photography), Wayne Hall (photography), Peter Rhome (jewelry), Nancy Burke (glass artist), and Joyce McJilton Dwyer (artist).

 Also available for purchase will be SVT paraphernalia and books. We will be highlighting our original holiday card, designed by Joyce McJilton Dwyer. So please stop by to visit, shop, share a cup of hot chocolate and support conservation. For additional information, please call 978-443-5588 or visit www.svtweb.org.

 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.


Southborough Gardeners Presentation

Green's Workshop at the Community House which starts at 9:00

December 19, 2008

Pretty but Invasive

November 25, 2008 - Looking very pretty with it's reddish orange colors against blue skies and leafless trees and shrubs, this plant is highly invasive and can choke out many native species of plants and trees. Oriental Bittersweet can choke out an entire section of woodland with it's snake like vine crawling up the tree.

Space Weather News for Nov. 25th

ISS TOOLBAG:  A backpack-sized tool bag inadvertently dropped from the International Space Station last week is orbiting Earth and has been sighted from the ground.  The tool bag is surprisingly bright, about 6th or 7th magnitude, which makes it an easy target for binoculars or a small telescope.  Today's edition of http://spaceweather.com offers observing tips, sighting reports and a movie of the bag in orbit.

AURORA WATCH:  High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras tonight and tomorrow.  Earth is entering a solar wind stream and this could trigger geomagnetic storms around the Arctic Circle.

Chimney Fire

November 24, 2008 - Last night firefighters responded to a chimney fire at Blendon Woods Drive.  Mutual Aid responded from Ashland Fire Department including Tower One (Southborough no longer has an aerial ladder) and Engine 3.  The chimney fire was put out and no injuries or damage was reported.

Southborough Shopping

November 24, 2008 - Customers shop for that special gift at the Gulbankian Farms and Garden Center open house that was held this weekend.

Welcome to the Southborough News newest Advertiser

Every Body Balance

Every Body Balance is a core training studio utilizing Pilates and Yoga to create perfect fitness. Life is hectic so why not slow down and do something healthy for yourself. Located right here in Southborough at 155 Boston Road (Rte 30). Kelly Baltas, founder of Every Body Balance has over 25 years of experience in health and wellness. She ensures that everyone achieves their personal fitness and wellness goals and has worked with individuals and groups.


(above photo - Instructor and founder of Every Body Balance Kelly Baltas)

“I want people to enjoy exercising and have fun and we try to make it that at the studio. Our many props provide such a variety of exercises as well as help those who need support and intensify the exercise for those that need more. Every Body Balance is a Functional and Practical Approach to Health and Fitness. I like to tailor the workout to the person and not just say do this because that is how it is done in Pilates or yoga. We use props to help people feel more comfortable in the exercise or to increase the intensity of the exercise depending on the individual person.”
An excerpt from the description of our Body Mechanics Pilates Basics Class:
Through our innovative training methods you will learn how to safely build muscle strength, activate the core, increase flexibility, improve joint stability and remain injury free. You will improve your posture, reduce aches and pains, learn to stand, sit and move with economy, grace and balance through specific exercises that address proper body alignment. With the tools we provide, you can improve your performance in any sport and in life. By firing your muscles in proper order and becoming aware of your body’s correct alignment we repair the damage done by everyday life and work. Through correct breathing you can learn how to relax, re-energize, and move more efficiently.

Also, Every Body Balance has a strong referral base with chiropractors, physical therapists, and physicians. We want to give people the tools to keep them from getting injured or help them recover from an injury.

Classes at Every Body Balance include:

Mat Pilates for all levels using balance gliders, balance balls, stability balls, weighted core balls, Pilates bands, rings and more

Reformer Pilates for all levels

Yoga for Every body, candlelight, athletic, strength and flexibility and yoga for children

Personal Training for individuals, small groups and reformer

There are drop in classes, monthly memberships and 10 class passes among several other options for classes and personal training.

For more information on Every Body Balance click www.everybodybalance.com or contact by phone: 508-485-8585; by Email: kelly@everybodybalance.com and by mail at 155 Boston Road, Southborough, MA 01772.

Annual Holiday Concert by River’s Edge Community Band, Chorale and Pro Musica Youth Chorus

To get into the holiday spirit locally, come enjoy the River’s Edge Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 13 at 3:30 p.m. at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham Street when the River's Edge Community Band, the River’s Edge Chorale and Pro Musica Youth Chorus perform a variety of festive music to usher in the winter season.

The ensembles of musicians and singers are from many area communities. Adults and students in grade 8 or older make up the Band and Chorale, while the Youth Chorus includes singers aged 8-18 years. Jason P. Caron is the conductor of the Band, while Paul Johnson directs the Chorale and Jan Patterson directs the Youth Chorus. All three groups are programs of the Arts Alliance, a non-profit arts organization cultivating community arts and arts education.

Fun holiday music will be performed by the groups, both singly and collectively. Snow date is December 20.

At the door, tickets cost $12 for adults, and $9 for senior citizens and students. If purchased in advance, tickets for preferred seating are $10 for adults, and $7 for senior citizens and students. Group rates are available. For information, visit the Arts Alliance website: www.upwitharts.org  or call 978-562-1646.

The Arts Alliance is a non-profit local arts agency fostering community arts and arts education.

Splish Splashing Away

November 24, 2008 - Waves splash along the Sudbury Reservoir Shoreline against ice crusted leaves.


Thanksgiving Morning

5K Run, 2 Mile Walk and Kids Fun Run

Sponsored by NRG BAR & Southborough Recreation Department

Fundraiser for the

"Friends of the Southborough Recreation"

8:30 am Race Start!

Sign up early, registration field is 500 and will sell out.

Date: Thursday, November 27, 2008

Time: Registration and # pick-up 7:00-8:00am

Place: Trottier School, 49 Parkerville Rd, Southborough, MA

Entry Fee: $20.00 if registration received before Nov. 25th and $25.00 on day of race (nonrefundable), Kids Fun Run is FREE!

Event Website and online sign up


Register In person:

Southborough Recreation,

21 Highland St., Southborough, MA 01772

Checks payable to Friends of Recreation

Long sleeve technical T-Shirts to all pre entered athletes and the first 30 to register on race day

Kids Fun Run Age Groups: 3-4, 5-8, 9-11

Prizes to Top Male and Female finishers


Senior Schedule

Monday 24

Tuesday 25

Wednesday 26

Thursday 27

Friday 28

8:30 Health Clinic

8:30 walking group

9:30 Pool

Holiday Thanksgiving


9:00 AM Dr. Cooper




9:30 AM Cribbage

11:00 Sr.singers

10:00 Creative Writers


12:00 Monday blue plate special

12:00 Lunch



  1:00 PM Heart for the Holidays Bereavement Support Group      
12:00 PM Lunch 12:30 Pitch 12:00 Lunch    
2:00 PM Fitness

1:00 water aerobics

NO Fitness    

Saturday November 29, 2008 - Center open to 12:00 Noon



Did you know that the Senior Center is now open on Saturday mornings

from 9:00 AM ‘til noon? Why not, on your way back from the Transfer

Station, drop in for a FREE cup of fresh brewed coffee and to catch-up

on the latest scuttlebutt. On a crisp fall morning how about grabbing a

minute to throw a few horseshoes or toss a couple of bocce balls in our

new bocce court. Bowling on the Wii has become a Saturday morning

favorite and it ain’t as easy as it looks! There always seems to be a

quick hand of cribbage or pitch in progress and there’s always room

for one more player – that could be you! Maybe you’d like to add a

couple of pieces to the picture puzzle. And if nothing else all the new

lighting in the Function Hall will brighten your day!

All roads lead to Cordaville Hall. See you there!

Meet your old friends, Make some new friends!


Breezy Day

November 24, 2008 - A breezy day with the flag stretched and the waves rolling greet route 9 travelers yesterday.

Near Frozen Pies

November 23, 2008 - The First Community Church from Southville Road held their Annual Pie Sale in front of Mauro's Cafe yesterday.  Temperatures hovered at freezing with a brisk wind.


The Church community is also selling their cookbooks available through the church.

A Shoppers Wonderland

November 23, 2008 - Shoppers descended on the Community House yesterday for the Annual handmade local artisan sale was held. The handcrafted baskets, dishes, quilts, mittens and hand painted bureaus and other beautiful handiwork filled each room of the Community House.

Charlie's back in Town

November 23, 2008 - Pharmacist Charlie Margaritas is back in Southborough at the newly opened Walgreen's pharmacy.

Ronald H. Campbell



Ronald H. Campbell, 75, of Southborough passed away at his home on Saturday, November 22, 2008.

He was the husband of Janet (Becker) Campbell for the past 52 years.

Ronald was the owner of Campbell Rubbish Removal in Southborough, a family run business for 35 years. He was a great man and will be missed by his family and friends.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Ronald Scott Campbell and his fiancé, Janice of Worcester; Keith Campbell and his wife, Donna of Southborough; Amy Campbell of Southborough; a brother, George Campbell and his wife, Kathy of Uxbridge; a sister, Blanche Gregoire of North Oxford; 5 grandchildren, Seth, Scott, & Michael Campbell, Chelsea, Dylan and McKenzie Campbell; many nieces and nephews and his dogs, Sammy and Storm.

He is predeceased by a granddaughter, Ashlyn.

Per his request there will be no visiting hours.

Funeral and burial will take place at a later date.

IN LIEU of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be sent in his memory to Hospice Service, 101 Plantation St. Worcester, MA 01604

Arrangements are by Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough (morrisfuneralparlor.com)

Hefty winds blowing

November 23, 2008 - Winds kick up the waves along the White Bagley side of the reservoir.

Southborough meetings

November 24- November 25, 2008





11/24 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
Municipal Facilities Committee 11/24 6:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
11/25 6:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
BOARD OF HEALTH 11/25 1:00 PM BOH Hearing Room, 9 Cordaville Road
BOARD OF ASSESSORS 11/25 4:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
ASSABET VALLEY REG. VOC. DISTRICT SCHOOL COMM. 11/25 7:00 PM school committee conference room Assabet Valley

Marshall A. "Mac" McClard



Marshall A. 'Mac' McClard WOONSOCKET, R.I. Marshall A. Mac McClard, 60, of Woonsocket, R.I., died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at St. Marys Hospital, Passaic, N.J. He was the beloved husband of Mary L. (Basiliere) McClard. Born in Southborough, a son of Ann (Cummings) McClard McGrath and stepson of Ralph McGrath, both of Hopkinton, and the late Durward McClard, he had lived in Woonsocket for the past 25 years. Mr. McClard was a truck driver for Exxon Mobil of East Providence for 24 years before retiring recently. He was a member of United Steelworkers Union, Local #366. His life was full of his work, his cars and his granddaughters. He was active with Cruizin Main Street. He was a Vietnam War U.S. Navy veteran. Besides his wife, mother and dad, he is survived by four sons, Joseph McClard of Mansfield, Keith Leclair and Jen ONeill of Warwick, R.I., Michael McClard of North Attleboro and Shane Leclair and Jen Bell of Woonsocket, R.I.; two sisters, Barbara Wallace of Missouri and Avis Chuckie Simoneau and her husband, Paul, of Marlborough; one brother, Durward McClard of Melbourne, Fla.; two brothers-in-law, Jay Riddick of Woon-socket and Norman Basiliere of Burrillville, R.I.; two granddaughters, Daisy and Dahlya Leclair; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Joseph and Patricia McClard and the brother-in-law of the late Barbie Riddick. His funeral will be held Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 8:30 a.m., at Bellows-Falso Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln, R.I., with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m., at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 1409 Park Avenue, Woonsocket. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Cumberland, R.I. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Monday, Nov. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to the Salvation Army, 102 High St., Pawtucket, RI 02860, or the Vietnam Veterans of America RI State Council, 1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, would be appreciated. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.bellowsfh. com.


Northborough Southborough Girls Lacrosse

Returning Player Registration
Begins Mon Dec 1st
Info Night and Open Registration Mon Dec 8th

NSGL Open Registration will begin on Dec 8th
Info Night will be Dec 8th from 7-8PM at the Algonquin Regional High School Cafeteria

Any questions please contact  Nancy Hart

Information Night for 2009 Season


The Information Night session will be Monday, December 8th from 7-8PM at the Algonquin Regional High School cafeteria from 7-8PM.

New and returning players & parents are strongly encouraged to attend. We will review the philosophy and rules of our league (MBGLL), answer questions, demo required equipment, and have uniforms on hand to verify sizes.

Information Night for the 2009 NSGL season will be held Monday, Dec 8th from 7-8PM at the Algonquin Regional High School cafeteria.