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January 11,  2008 - January 17, 2009

Pinewood Derby Trials

January 17, 2009 - The annual Pinewood derby trials and weigh-ins took place earlier today at the Pilgrim Church.

Signs

January 17, 2009 - A sign at the Town line for Framingham and Southborough has the above historic road marker above the town line sign near Pinehill Road and Parmenter Road.

ARHS Sports 1/18/09

No sports scheduled

AVRTHS Sports 1/18/09

No sports scheduled

Triboro Titans Bantam 1 team skated to a 2-2 tie against a very physical Tri-Valley team. Mark McCauley scored 2 goals for the Triboro Titans team. Steve Lampedecchio picked up 2 assists for the Titans. Other players assisting on the Titan goals were Luke Freitas and Nick Mosca. Strong games at defense by Conor Doyle, Brad Gordon, and Scott Brun. Andrew Leblanc and Nolan Aldridge providing strong backchecking against Ti-Valley.

Caucus to elect delegates to 2009 Massachusetts convention

The Southborough Democratic Town Committee, chaired by Susan Ruane, will hold a caucus of registered Democrats at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 31, in the Central Fire Station meeting room at 19 Main St., Southborough.

The purpose of this caucus is to elect delegates and alternates to the State Democratic Party convention to be held Saturday, June 6, in Springfield. The
business of this convention (PDF), besides the parties on Friday evening, will be to vote on platform amendments and to get training and information about political activism. Of course, there will also be plenty of opportunities to meet and greet old friends and new.

Caucusing and maybe even being elected delegate can be a good way to take the next step into being an even more active participant in self-government. If you come, please leave enough time to be a few minutes early. Only Democratic voters who are checked in or in line at 10:00 a.m. will by rule be able to vote in the delegate elections.

More information is available on www.Massdems.org 

Just one more Performance

January 17, 2009 - Ticket sales were brisk last night for the Southborough Players "Closer than Ever" performance.  If you missed the play, it will be performed one more time, Sunday @ 2:00 PM at the Trottier School.

Tickets Now Available for
The Kerry Boys – A Celtic Trio


Hudson/Marlborough, MA area – February 27, 2009 – The Kerry Boys – a Celtic Trio returns to Hudson for a concert of traditional Irish tunes and original acoustic music in preparation for an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Friday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, the Kerry Boys include Pierce Campbell, Connecticut State Troubadour for 2007-08, bass player Tony Pasqualoni and County Kerry native Mark James, singing and playing a variety of instruments including guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo and harmonica. These top musician/songwriters will warm up the coldest night with their humorous Irish classics, engaging ballads and sentimental sea songs in Hudson Town Hall’s charming auditorium, upstairs at 78 Main Street, located near the rotary in downtown Hudson where there is plenty of free parking and easy wheelchair accessibility.

Tickets at the door cost $12 for adults and $9 for students and seniors. If ordered in advance, seats are only $10 and $7. To order, call the Arts Alliance at 978-562-1646 or visit:  www.upwitharts.org.  Special group rates are available when arranged in advance. Refreshments will be available during intermission. Snow date is Sunday, March 1 at 3:30 p.m.
Known for superb finger-style guitar work, the dynamic Pierce Campbell is a versatile songwriter and entertaining musician who has released five solo CD’s and three CD’s with the Kerry Boys. While State Troubadour, Campbell served as an ambassador promoting Connecticut through song during public performances.
The Naugatuck, Connecticut resident has been performing music throughout the Northeast for more than 20 years. Presenting more than 260 shows a year, he has opened for Cheryl Wheeler, Brooks Williams, Leo Kottke, Jorma Kaukonen, Tom Paxton, Chris Smither, Bill Staines, Aztec Two Step, John Hammond and the Saw Doctors. Closer to home, he has played at the Steeple Coffeehouse in Southborough, Colonial Inn in Concord, the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, The Watch City Coffeehouse in Waltham, Johnny D’s in Somerville, Coral Seas Coffeehouse in Leominster and Stoddard Park in Holliston.
Mark James is originally from County Kerry, Ireland, but now resides in Cheshire, Connecticut. For over 15 years he has played in an engaging duet with Pierce Campbell.
Like Campbell, James is a strong vocalist and instrumentalist capable of getting the audience to join in with clapping and dancing. Frequently enjoyed at Irish festivals, the Kerry Boys belong to the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. They “sing pristine harmonies rarely heard anymore.”

The versatile bassist, Tony Pasqualoni, performed with Campbell last March at Hudson Town Hall. He has played not only with the Kerry Boys, but with several other groups.

This exceptional cultural performance is part of the Arts Alliance’s Community Arts Series.
 

Exhibit Opportunity for Area Art Students and Teachers

Area arts educators and high school students are invited to submit works to a public exhibit planned for February at the Citizens Bank, 17 Pope Street, Hudson. “Empowering the Artist:  an Exhibit of Teacher and Student Work” is an opportunity for the public to view the creative work occurring in area schools by talented teens and skillful art teachers.

Registration deadline is January 29. To participate, call the Arts Alliance at 978-562-1646 or download a form from the visual arts area of its website:  www.upwitharts.org

In an effort to highlight the importance of art education in the community, the exhibit was begun by the Arts Alliance, a non-profit arts organization which promotes the growth and development of the arts in the greater Hudson-Marlborough area. The exhibit offers the chance for both students and art education professionals to share their creative visions. It is an opportunity for young adults to partake in a professional aspect of the arts, as well as to see the work of more established artists.

The public is invited to enjoy a reception for exhibiting teachers and students on Thursday, February 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Citizens Bank. The exhibition may also be viewed during regular bank hours from February 5-28: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

This is the third year that the Arts Alliance has organized this type of art exhibit. Past participants include instructors and students of Advanced Math and Science Academy, Algonquin Regional High School, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, Hudson Catholic High School, Hudson Public Schools, and Marlborough High School. Both two and three-dimensional works have been exhibited.

Ready-to-hang work must be delivered Saturday morning, January 31. The non-refundable registration fee is $5 per piece. All entries will be considered, but because space is limited, not all entries may be accepted. Artwork may be offered for purchase, with the artist receiving 80% of the sale’s price to help support its programs.

The Arts Alliance is pleased to be able to give local communities the opportunity to learn more about the positive work taking place in area schools. Thanks to the support of many individuals and businesses, the Arts Alliance helps bring the arts into the everyday lives of our neighbors, friends and families.

Each spring the Arts Alliance hangs student artwork in the windows throughout downtown Hudson in an exhibit called Youth Art Too! In 2008 were displayed more than 200 pieces of work created by students attending various Hudson schools, as well as the Arts Alliance’s Arts Afterschool classes.

The Arts Alliance has helped invigorate the vital arts scene with its programs like:  Community Arts Series, Art in the Hall, Summer Drama Workshop, Focus on the Arts!, Hudson Public Schools Band Lesson Program, Pro Musica Youth Chorus, River’s Edge Community Band, River’s Edge Chorale, River’s Edge Players, Creative Theater Workshop, Saturdays at South Street and the Saturday Morning Discovery Series

For more information, call the Arts Alliance at (978)-562-1646 or visit www.upwitharts.org.

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The Arts Alliance promotes the growth and development of the arts in the greater Hudson-Marlborough area.
 

From the Southborough Recreation Department

RAP Session 3 Schedule is here! Click here to view. On-line registration begins Monday, January 19th.

Brochure for Recreation Town Programs for Spring 2009 will be available the week of January 24th for distribution through schools and pick up at town locations.

 

Closer Than Ever

January 16, 2009 - Playing now at the Trottier School Auditorium the Southborough Players present "Closer than Ever."

The Southborough Players are proud to present  "Closer Than Ever."

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

The Southborough Players production of "Closer Than Ever" is Directed by Teri Shea, Music Director is John Lesley and Produced by Rick Saunders.

Our cast includes Bill Condon of Shrewsbury, Michelle Margulies of Natick, Sheryl Altman of Southborough, Chris Harris of Shrewsbury, Ray Gaspari of Worcester, Donna Wresinski of Framingham, Amy Herrera of Hopkinton and Diane Tutin of Natick.

"Closer Than Ever" will be presented  at the Trottier Middle School in Southborough on Friday January 16, 2009 , at 8:00 pm, Saturday January 17, 2009, at 8:00 pm, and Sunday January 18, 2009, at 2:00 pm.

General Admission tickets are $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors and students, $10.00 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets will go on sale in mid December and be available for purchase  through the Southborough  Players' website (www.southboroughplayers.org) or reservations can be made by calling 508.485.4424

Contest Part Two - Friday

Each night this week (Monday through Friday the 16th) four questions will be asked.  Keep track of the questions and answers.  Email your answers in the order they are asked to editor@southboroughnews.com with contest in the subject line.  The first three entries with the correct answer will win - 1st place $25 gift certificate to Stop and Shop with a $25 gift certificate donated to the Southborough Food Pantry in the winner's name.  The next two runners up will each receive their choice of a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts $10 gift card.

 

Question  #17 In 1852, Southborough became one of the first to have a free public library, who was the first librarian?

Question # 18 What major event happened in Southborough on June 9, 1953?

Question #19  Who was the first woman to hold a Town Counsel position (in Southborough) in Massachusetts and would later become Town Clerk making her the highest ranking women in office in town at that time?

Question #20 What year did Algonquin Regional High school open?

Other Southborough Financial Information

Southborough Budget documents

Tax Rate Information

Advisory Committee Website

Assessors Office

ARHS Sports 1/17/09
Boys Varsity Wrestling @ NORTHBRIDGE TOURNAMENT High School 10:00AM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Chelmsford High School Chelmsford 5:40PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS North Middlesex H S Northstar Rink 8:00PM
AVRTHS Sports 1/17/09
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Northbridge High School New England 12:10PM
 Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Nashoba Regional HS Click for directions North Star 7:20PM
Flag At Dark

January 16, 2009 - A solitary flag is lit against the dark night.

Bounded by Stone

January 15, 2009 - A stone marker marks the boundary between Southborough, Framingham and Marlborough.  Every five years a section of the town bounds are to be marked by the selectmen or city councils of towns and cities within the Commonwealth.

Buffalo Soldier Program 2009

Stony Brook Museum, Inc. will sponsor a series of programs and an impressive collection of artwork depicting the role of the African-American people in our nations military. The collection, belonging to the Buffalo Soldier Heritage, Inc., Southborough, Massachusetts, will be described in detail by knowledgeable “troopers” attired in period Indian Campaign (1866-1890) uniforms. Supported by a display of many books and other materials, the collection offers a fresh new look into American History. The history, stories, sacrifices and contributions of these soldiers from early colonial and revolutionary days to the present day in the service of protecting America are presented as an educational experience for all to enjoy.

Programs will be hosted by the Southborough Historical Society in the museum located at 25 Common Street, Southborough, Massachusetts. They are to be held on two Saturdays each month, 10 AM - 3 PM. A guest speaker will be at each presentation, a fireside chat format (hourly for 15 to 20 min duration). We would encourage visitors to ask questions of our staff and speakers as they view the exhibits in the small museum.

The following dates will be represented as follows:

February 14 Colonial Wars, American Revolution, 1812 and Civil Wars

David Cunningham (Rhode Island 1st&2nd Rgmt)

February 28 Colonial Wars, American Revolution, 1812 and Civil Wars

Benny White (Massachusetts 54th Rgmt)

March 14 Indian War Campaign and Spanish American War (Buffalo Soldiers)

Pete DePina (Buffalo Soldiers Heritage)

March 28 Indian War Campaign and Spanish American War (Buffalo Soldiers)

Brig. Gen. (MA) Leonid Kondratiuk, Director, Militia Affairs

April 4 WWI and WWII

Pete DePina (Buffalo Soldiers Heritage)

April 19 all wars 2PM – 6PM

SUNDAY

Major General Joseph C. Carter, Adjutant General of Massachusetts, Also representatives of the Tuskeegee Airmen

Weekday showings may be arranged by appointments for groups.

Contact: Southborough Historical Society telephone: 508.229.8055

Stony Brook Museum email: stonybrookmuseum@comcast.net  

 

Contest Part Two - Thursday

Each night this week (Monday through Friday the 16th) four questions will be asked.  Keep track of the questions and answers.  Email your answers in the order they are asked to editor@southboroughnews.com with contest in the subject line.  The first three entries with the correct answer will win - 1st place $25 gift certificate to Stop and Shop with a $25 gift certificate donated to the Southborough Food Pantry in the winner's name.  The next two runners up will each receive their choice of a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts $10 gift card.

 

Question  #13 What major building burned in 1966?

Question # 14 What Native American tribe lived in the Southborough area before it was settled?

Question #15 In 1897 the Sudbury Reservoir system was the largest what in the world?

Question #16  Where was the Southborough influenza tent hospital in 1918 located?

Idle Work

January 15, 2009 - Haying equipment rests for the winter in a field off Pine Hill Road.

ARHS Sports 1/16/0
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Marlborough High School Northstar Rink 3:00PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball @ Leominster High School   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball VS Leominster High School   4:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Leominster High School   5:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Leominster High School   5:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Leominster High School   7:00PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Leominster High School   7:00PM
AVRTHS Sports 1/16/09
Boys Freshman Basketball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Montachustt Regvochs   3:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Montachustt Regvochs   5:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   5:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Montachustt Regvochs   6:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Montachustt Regvochs Click for directions   7:00PM

Transportation forum - road trip!

 
The Northborough Democratic Town Committee is hosting a forum on Transportation in Central Massachusetts. The Southborough Democratic Town Committee will be joining our neighbors there. Anyone who would like to carpool should email the Southborough Dems mailing list.

Lt. Governor Tim Murray will be speaking on the state of the commuter rail and Central Massachusetts. To be held Wednesday, February 4, 2009, from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Romaine's Wood Bar and Grill, 299 West Main Street.

Light refreshments will be served, cash bar available.
Frost on Window Pane

January 14, 2009 - Frost on the window pane - a tell-tale sign it's cold out there.

Weather Update

Winter weather advisory in effect from 5 am to 2 pm est. Thursday,
The NWS in taunton has issued a winter weather advisory for snow which is in effect from 5 am to 2 pm est. Thursday.
A fast moving weak low pressure system scooting eastward out to sea south of Nantucket will produce a 6 to 10 hour powdery snowfall over much of southern new England Thursday.
Amounts will be 2 to 5 inches.
Heaviest should accumulate in the hills of southern Worcester county down into the hills of northeast Connecticut and northwest Rhode island and also in the region just south and southwest of Boston.
While water equivalent will be light and so its removal in many cases may be easy just using a broom, it will fall with temperatures generally in the teens. This means very slippery roads are likely to develop during the Thursday morning commute.
Snow may fall heavily for an hour or 2 in northern Connecticut and southwest Massachusetts between 5 am and 9 am, and then elsewhere from Worcester to Boston to providence Plymouth and cape cod, sometime between 8 am and 2 pm.
Snow will be tapering off rapidly from west to east in the afternoon, starting around noon or 1 pm in the Connecticut river valley and reaching coastal eastern Massachusetts between 2 pm and 4 pm.
Accumulating snow showers may linger on outer cape cod and Nantucket into the evening hours.
Wind chill during the snow event will be in the single numbers.
Blowing and drifting snow is forecast Thursday afternoon and evening on cape cod and the vineyard where northerly winds will gust to 35 or 40 mph.
Bitterly cold wind chills will follow Thursday night as the coldest air mass of the season so far takes residence here Friday and Saturday.
This advisory for snow may need adjustment in amounts and coverage based on later forecasts. For now, our best estimate is that the worst of this quick hitting light snow event will lie between the Massachusetts turnpike and the south coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
A winter weather advisory is issued when snow and/or ice is forecast to develop in the affected areas, but accumulations are expected to be light. Any snow or ice would make driving and walking difficult, but not impossible, on untreated roadways and sidewalks. When temperatures are below freezing, motorists need to be especially careful on bridges and overpasses where slippery spots can easily develop.
 

Contest Part Two - Wednesday

Each night this week (Monday through Friday the 16th) four questions will be asked.  Keep track of the questions and answers.  Email your answers in the order they are asked to editor@southboroughnews.com with contest in the subject line.  The first three entries with the correct answer will win - 1st place $25 gift certificate to Stop and Shop with a $25 gift certificate donated to the Southborough Food Pantry in the winner's name.  The next two runners up will each receive their choice of a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts $10 gift card.

 

Question  #9 What year did the trolley service through Southborough start?

Question # 10 What Southborough resident was killed in action in Viet Nam 1968?

Question #11  What fourth of July tradition can be found along the reservoir on route 9? Bonus point if you know who and when it started.

Question #12  Admiral Byrd took along something from Southborough's Deerfoot Farm to Antarctica What was it?

Space Weather News for Jan. 14, 2009
http://spaceweather.com

FANTASTIC ICE HALOS:  Researchers in Finland have discovered a new way to create luminous ice halos in the night sky. Their tools are as simple as a bright lamp and icy, blowing air.  Some of the arcs they routinely photograph were previously seen only in remote parts of Antarctica.  Sample photos and must-see movies are featured in today's edition of http://spaceweather.com

HOURS OF VENUS:  Today and for the rest of the week, Venus is at maximum elongation (greatest apparent distance) from the sun.  This means the silvery planet is "up" for more than three hours after sunset.  Go outside after dark, face south, and take a long look.  Venus is so bright it outshines city lights and even pierces thin clouds.  The view through a backyard telescope may surprise you. Check http://spaceweather.com for images and more information.
 

WINTER PARKING BAN 2008/2009

There will be no parking on any public way in the Town of Southborough from

12 midnight until 6:00 a.m. and furthermore, there will be no parking on any

public way during any snowstorm in the Town of Southborough. Vehicles parked

will be towed at the owner’s expense (according to the Town’s Code).

This Ban will be in effect from December 1, 2008 through March 15, 2009.

Illegal parking during unusual storms occurring before or after the Ban will be

dealt with according to Section 152-6 of the Code of the Town of Southborough.

Coyote Trail

January 14, 2009 - A coyote shows up on a trail cam.

The Linda Moran Memorial Garden

January 14, 2009- The Memorial Garden in memory of Neary School teacher Linda Moran sits patiently awaiting spring.

ARHS Sports 1/15/0
Coed Varsity Ski VS SKI WARD RACE Ski Ward 3:00PM
 Girls Varsity Gymnastics VS Hudson High School Algonquin 7:00PM
AVRTHS Sports 1/15/09

No Sports Scheduled

Southborough Cub Scout News

The Cub Scouts in Southborough are taking applications for new Cub Scout throughout the year. Please see the “Join” tab on this website for more information.

January 17th - Pinewood Derby Practice Runs (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM) - Come on down to the Pilgrim Church any time between 10 and 2 to test out the Pinewood Derby cars you built !!

January 23th - Pinewood Derby Registration (6:30 PM to 9:00 PM) - ***MANDATORY *** Final weigh in and registration is completed at the Pilgrim Church the night before race day. Cars are kept under lock and key and can't be touched before their heats on race day.

January 24th - Pinewood Derby Race Day !! (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM) - A splendid time is guaranteed for all. Stay Tuned for Scheldule Details!

A Snow Dusted Memorial

January 13, 2009 - As a prominent memorial on the town common, many people may pass by it without a thought.  

Pines

January 13, 2009 - A grove of White Pine trees flank a field off Northborough and Johnson Roads.

Contest Part Two - Tuesday

Each night this week (Monday through Friday the 16th) four questions will be asked.  Keep track of the questions and answers.  Email your answers in the order they are asked to editor@southboroughnews.com with contest in the subject line.  The first three entries with the correct answer will win - 1st place $25 gift certificate to Stop and Shop with a $25 gift certificate donated to the Southborough Food Pantry in the winner's name.  The next two runners up will each receive their choice of a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts $10 gift card.

 

Question  #5 Name the four villages of Southborough?

Question # 6 What is the total acreage of Southborough?

Question #7  What was the South Union School used for during WWII?

Question #8  What Church met at what was then called Wilson's Hall, the top floor of Fitzgerald's General Store?

The Southborough Players are proud to present  "Closer Than Ever."

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

The Southborough Players production of "Closer Than Ever" is Directed by Teri Shea, Music Director is John Lesley and Produced by Rick Saunders.

Our cast includes Bill Condon of Shrewsbury, Michelle Margulies of Natick, Sheryl Altman of Southborough, Chris Harris of Shrewsbury, Ray Gaspari of Worcester, Donna Wresinski of Framingham, Amy Herrera of Hopkinton and Diane Tutin of Natick.

"Closer Than Ever" will be presented  at the Trottier Middle School in Southborough on Friday January 16, 2009 , at 8:00 pm, Saturday January 17, 2009, at 8:00 pm, and Sunday January 18, 2009, at 2:00 pm.

General Admission tickets are $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors and students, $10.00 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets will go on sale in mid December and be available for purchase  through the Southborough  Players' website (www.southboroughplayers.org) or reservations can be made by calling 508.485.4424

Empty Play

January 13, 2008 - As nightfall approaches the play ground at Neary School sits idle in a moundful of snow.

What's In Your Town House

Looking for info or want to volunteer?

Town GIS Mapping

Town Master Plan

Southborough Fire Ladder Truck Report

Recycling Committee

Southborough Emergency Mgt

Southborough Town Code

Committee Vacancies

 

 

ARHS Sports 1/14/0
Girls Freshman Basketball @ Westboro High School   3:30PM
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ Tantasqua Regional HS Tantasqua 4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball VS Westboro High School   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ ARHS/WACHUSETT/MILFORD Wachusett 5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ ARHS/WACHUSETT/MILFORD Wachusett 5:00PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Westboro High School   5:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Westboro High School   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Leominster High School High School 6:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Westboro High School   7:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Marian High School New England 8:00PM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Billerica Memorial High School Hallenberg 8:00PM
AVRTHS Sports 1/14/0
Boys Freshman Basketball VS Keefe Technical High Scho Gym 3:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Fitchburg High School New England 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Keefe Technical High Scho Click for directions   5:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Keefe Technical High Scho Gym 5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Keefe Technical High Scho Gym 7:00PM
From the Southborough Recreation Department

REMINDERS!

Only one day left for $20 Early Bird Discount at SYBA!

Take advantage of this discount per child. Regular fees will apply as of January 16. Register now at

www.southboroughbaseball.net

RAP MAKE-UPS FRIDAY 1/16/09 FOR THE

FOLLOWING CLASSES:

FINN - MARTIAL ARTS AND MATH MATTERS

WOODWARD - PILLO POLO

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RAP SESSION 3!

ONLINE AND WALK IN REGISTRATION TO BEGIN

JANUARY 19, 2009

________________________

BASKETBALL CAMP

FEBRUARY VACATION

FEBRUARY VACATION 2009

FOR BOYS AND GIRLS GRADES 4 TO 8

AT ARHS

(CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS/REGISTRATION FORM)

 

Smile, Someone's Taking our photo

January 12, 2009 - Two cows from Chestnut Hill Farm peer over the fence.

Contest Part Two - Monday

Each night this week (Monday through Friday the 16th) four questions will be asked.  Keep track of the questions and answers.  Email your answers in the order they are asked to editor@southboroughnews.com with contest in the subject line.  The first three entries with the correct answer will win - 1st place $25 gift certificate to Stop and Shop with a $25 gift certificate donated to the Southborough Food Pantry in the winner's name.  The next two runners up will each receive their choice of a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts $10 gift card.

 

Question  #1 What year did Southborough become an official Town?

Question # 2 What was the original name of the Town of Southborough?

Question #3  Who was the big mill building, that stood where the MBTA parking lot now, named for?

Question #4  What did that mill manufacture?

James W. Burke Square

January 12, 2009 - This square was named for James W. Burke of Southborough died in service as a Canadian soldier during WWI with their expeditionary forces.  He died at age 17  in 1915.

Snow on Pine

January 12, 2009 - Pine needles get covered by the snow this weekend.

ARHS Sports 1/13/09

No sports scheduled

AVRTHS Sports 1/13/09

No sports scheduled

 

St. Mark's High School will be one of the featured teams this weekend at the Basketball Hall of Fame's Stars of the Future.  Spaulding Hoophall Classic 2009.  Click here for more information

Winter Weather Alert

January 12, 2009 - Snowflakes fall from the sky.  Officials are warning residents about the cold air mass that will be entering Massachusetts later this week.  The following is from the Southborough Fire Department:

Wednesday: Dropping to the teens by nightfall

Thursday:     High 10 degrees above/ Low 0 degrees

Friday:         High 0 degrees/ Low -10/-15 degrees

Saturday:     High -10/-20 degrees average day/night

***Temperatures for all days could be significantly colder due to wind chill factors***

These are seriously dangerous temperatures with many associated hazards:

Health: Frostbite (will set in quick on exposed skin), Hypothermia, Breathing (breathing the air could be hazardous internally and there will be additional problems for people with asthma)

Toxins: Carbon Monoxide (people may try unique methods for heating homes, furnaces may fail from heavy use and also sitting in a warming up car)

Fire: Space Heaters, Electric Blankets, Chimney fires

Home: Frozen Pipes  

Preparedness/Precautions/Actions:

Health: Cover all exposed skin and limit time out doors, Dress in layers, Cover your mouth while outside

Toxins: Do not use alternate methods (i.e. oven) to heat home, Monitor your Furnas - call 9-1-1 if unit fails, When in a non-moving car keep windows open

Fire: Use caution with space heaters (do not leave unattended - keep all objects away - do not leave on while you sleep), Use caution with Electric blankets (do not leave them unattended and do not leave on while you sleep), Monitor for chimney fires (or over heated fireplaces or wood/pellet stoves). Call 9-1-1 if you have or suspect a fire

Home: Keep your home warm, possibly leave inside faucets running (slow) - running water will not freeze as quickly. 

Please check on friends and family occasionally to ensure their safety especially children and seniors.  If you loose heat CALL 9-1-1 for assistance in finding shelter and leave faucets running to avoid frozen pipes.  DO NOT hesitate to call for (or provide) help - the onset of hypothermia can effect mind and judgment.

From MEMA (Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

There is a system entering the Commonwealth on Thursday morning that,
while it will not bring a large amount of snow, it could make the
morning commute hazardous. It is expected a strong squall could come
through during the morning commute dropping 1 to 2 inches in a short
duration making travel difficult and visibility low. It is also expected
on Thursday that temperatures will drop drastically; the wind chill some
areas could see minus 30. The coldest areas will be in the interior of
the State. Temperatures could be zero to three degrees in Boston, and
Worcester could see minus 5 to 8 degrees. These temperatures will
continue to be very cold through the weekend.

Southborough Fields A Sunset

January 11, 2009 - The sun sets over a cornfield at Beal's farm on Chestnut Hill Road.

Planning Stages

January 11, 2009 - Members of the Buffalo Soldiers, Inc. and Stony Brook Museum finalize plans for an upcoming display and living history project.

Southborough meetings

January 12 - January 16, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Jan 12 7:30 PM fire station Memorial Hall
CULTURAL ARTS COUNCIL Jan 12 7:15 PM Gallery Arts Center
HISTORICAL COMMISSION Jan 12 7:00 PM Historical Museum, 25 Common St.
STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE Jan 12 6:00 PM Community House Main Street
BOARD OF LIBRARY TRS. Jan 13 5:00 PM Meeting Room Library
CABLE TELEVISION COMMITTEE Jan 13 7:30 PM Cable Access Office, Fayville Hall
BOARD OF ASSESSORS Jan 14 9:00 AM Hearing Room Town House
SOUTHBOROUGH SCHOOL COMM. Jan 14 6:00 PM Library Trottier School
Municipal Facilities Comm Jan 15 6:30 PM Fire Station Main Street
WORKPLACE SAFETY COMMITTEE Jan 16 9:00 AM Hearing Room Town house
       

 

Senior Schedule

Monday 12

Tuesday 13

Wednesday 14

Thursday 15

Friday 16

8:30 Health Clinic

 

   8:30 - 12 Health clinic

 

9:30 AM Cribbage

11:00 Sr. singers at Pilgrim Church

10:00 Creative Writers 9:30  Mah Jongg 12:00 Lunch
 

12:00 Lunch

11:00 AM Book Club 12:00 Lunch 1:00  Water Aerobics
12:00 Lunch 12:30 Pitch 12:30 PM .... A Memory Meal  12:30 Pitch  
1 -2 Parafin wax 1:00 Water Aerobics 12:00 Lunch 1:00 PM bridge  
2:00 PM Fitness @ the Fire Station

 

2:00 PM Fitness @ the Fire Station    

SATURDAYS AT THE SENIOR CENTER

We will close on Saturdays during the month of January for

renovation but will resume with our Annual Cub Scout Luncheon

on February 7th at 12:00 and will continue on our regular 9-12

Saturday schedule on February14th.

INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSINGS

If Southborough Schools are closed or delayed due to

inclement weather then the Senior Center will be closed. For

closings during school vacation weeks please call the Senior

Center. If there is snow or ice on a Saturday the Senior Center

will be closed.

WATER AEROBICS

Winter Session Begins Tuesday

January 13

10 weeks (not on February School

vacation week)

Great for both Men and Women!

Tuesday and Fridays 1:00

At Wayside Racquet and Swim Club

Sign up at the Senior Center

Suggested donation: $50

Scholarships available

 

 

Southborough Library

Sunday 11 Monday 12 Tuesday 13 Wednesday 14 Thursday 15 Friday 16 Saturday 17
 

10:30

Story time 2-5 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:30

Story time 2-5 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:30 Story time 2-5 years

10:00 Book group at the

 Senior Center

6:30 pm 2nd and 3rd

grade book group

 

 

 

11:00 Toddler Time 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
ARHS Sports 1/12/09
Boys Freshman Basketball VS Nipmuc Regional HS   3:00PM
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ WORCESTER/WACHUSETT Worcester Boys 3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball VS Nipmuc Regional HS   5:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ North Middlesex H S   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ North Middlesex H S   7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Gymnastics VS Wachusett Regional H.S. Algonquin 7:00PM
AVRTHS Sports 1/12/09
Girls JV Basketball VS Hudson Catholic HS   3:30PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball @ CHARTER SCHOOL   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ CHARTER SCHOOL   5:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Hudson Catholic HS   5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Hudson Catholic HS Click for directions   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Hudson Catholic HS Click for directions   7:00PM
If the Winter Blues have you down here are several neat adventures not far from Southborough

National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA

The USS Salem in Quincy MA, US Naval Shipbuilding Museum

Adams National Park

Minuteman National Park

Worcester Art Museum

Old Sturbridge Village

Ecotarium, Worcester

Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA

Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

Like the Outdoors?

Southborough Open Land Foundation

Massachusetts State Parks

Massachusetts Fish and Game

Sudbury Valley Trustees

MA Audubon

Trustees of Reservations

The Nature Conservancy

Hopkinton Trails

Westborough Community Land Trust

Eastern MA National Wildlife Refuge Complex