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January 18,  2008 - January 24, 2009

Coming Soon A Presentation on the Buffalo Soldiers and the men and Women who served.

January 23, 2009 - Mark your calendars for the presentation of the Buffalo Soldiers Heritage, Inc plus more information on the African American experience in US military wars. Buffalo Soldiers Events

Vacant 911 field

January 23, 2008 - Wishing and waiting till springs' play ball at 911 field.

Caught in Worcester

January 23, 2009 - Several trees in Worcester show evidence of Asian Long Horned Beetles.  The paint on the trees refers to an infested location.

branch of Maple destroyed by beetle

beetle before emerging

ovipositions - egg laying sites

Neighborhood after cutting

crane removal

ARHS Sports 1/24/0
Boys Varsity Wrestling @ @KEEFE TECH High School 10:00AM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Marlborough High School Navin Rink 5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey VS Cathedral High School New England 5:40PM
AVRTHS Sports 1/24/09
 Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Hudson High School Click for directions North Star 5:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Littleton High School Click for directions Groton Rink 7:00PM

Edward S. Jarosz    
Edward S. Jarosz, 67 of Southborough died at Metro West Medical Center in Framingham on Friday, January 23, 2009.

He was the husband of Carolyn (Le Beau) Jarosz for the past 48 years.

Mr. Jarosz attended schools in Southborough and was a shipper for Wonder Bread in Natick for over 30 years. He was a life long member of the Woodville Rod and Gun Club. As an avid outdoors man, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and archery. Ed was also a talented gunsmith and took great pride in his craft.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Dawn Goff of Antwerp, NY; Linda Hall of Southborough; Edward Jarosz of Hopkinton; Roland Jarosz of Dudley; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brother and sister in law John and Sally Jarosz.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Jan. 25, from 3 to 5PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough (Morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A funeral mass will be held Monday, Jan. 26, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd, Southborough. Burial will be private.
Rock Outcrop

January 22, 2009 - A prominent location on the Sudbury Reservoir between White Bagley Road and Route 85, the rocky peninsula juts out into the iced in water.

Andy thanks Andy

January 22, 2009 - Andy Gleckel thanks Andy Holland for his work with the CERT/MRC team.  Southborough has a Community Emergency Response Team and Medical Reserve Corps that has become very active with monthly training and has been deployed to town events such as fires, Heritage Day and the annual flu clinics.  If you are interested in joining check out the CERT/MRC by clicking here.

ARHS Sports 1/23/09
Girls JV Basketball VS Fitchburg H.S.   5:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Fitchburg H.S.   7:00PM
AVRTHS Sports 1/23/09
Boys Freshman Basketball @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   5:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   5:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Blackstonevalleyregtechhs   6:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   7:00PM
Fire Log

Sunday 1/18/09



Monday 1/19/09








Alzheimer Advocacy Action Day
Please Join Us!
Monday, February 2nd
Boston State House
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9:30 AM
 Sign-in, enjoy coffee & continental breakfast
10:00 Speakers
10:45 Visit Legislators
Put a Face on Alzheimer's


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Let's show our legislators that the disease is affecting the people we love. 
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"If we don't act now, then when?" *
We cannot delay. We must act now to help those with Alzheimer's. Please join us on Monday, February 2 for Alzheimer Advocacy Action Day at the State House in Boston. Hear legislators who are sponsoring proposed legislation to help move the Alzheimer's cause, listen to those who are living with early stage Alzheimer's disease, and visit your legislator.
Help us support proposed legislation to:
  • Create regulations to assure consistent care in Alzheimer's special care units in nursing homes.
  • Launch a "Silver Alert" program to provide rapid response to wandering incidents
  • Create an Alzheimer's State Plan to respond to the increasing impact of Alzheimer's disease.
Help us spread the word to our public officials--there are 120,000 people in Massachusetts and nearly 1/2 million caregivers who are all affected by Alzheimer's.  
I hope to see you there on February 2.
Jim Wessler, President & CEO
Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter 
Lt. Governor Tim Murray
If we don't act now, then when? Tom Shea 
asks Tom Shea, Springfield Republican columnist.
Many Mass celebrities like Tom Shea, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, Celtics legend Bob Cousy, and Chronicle host Mary Richardson of WCVB CH 5 have joined our cause.  HEAR the Lieutenant Governor champion the Alzheimer's cause, by CLICKING on his photo.
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Wildlife Officials and Volunteers Spot a Record 80 Bald Eagles During Annual Survey

Quabbin Reservoir Tops list with 26 Birds Sighted

BOSTON – An annual one-day survey of wintering bald eagles conducted throughout the Commonwealth today yielded record sightings of 80 individual birds, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles announced.

Between 40 and 50 state and federal wildlife officials and volunteers observed birds through binoculars and spotting scopes on the ground and from the air during the event, which is part of a national survey. State data is pooled with national data and used by wildlife officials to track the progress of the recovery of the bald eagle, delisted from federal threatened status in 2007.

The 2009 preliminary statewide number is 80 eagles, with 54 adults and 26 juvenile eagles and the largest number of birds – 26 eagles – seen at the Quabbin Reservoir. The previous highest one-day count numbers are 76 birds in 1998, 74 birds in 2005, and 73 birds spotted in 2008.

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) noted there is a new pair of eagles nesting in Hadley on the Connecticut River, which bodes well for eagle reproduction in the Bay State.

“For more than two decades, state and federal officials have worked with the private sector to protect and grow the Massachusetts bald eagle population,” Secretary Bowles said. “The sighting of 80 birds today – ten times the number counted thirty years ago – is proof this treasured national symbol is prospering here, thanks to this collaborative effort to study and protect bald eagles and their habitat.”

There were 17 adult and nine juvenile eagles spotted at the Quabbin, 14 adults and three juvenile eagles at in the Connecticut River area, and two adult eagles at the Wachusett Reservoir. Wildlife experts and volunteers also saw two juvenile eagles on the Mashpee River, five adult and three juvenile eagles in the Lakeville area, and three adult and one juvenile eagle at the Merrimack River. Eagles were also spotted in Natick, New Bedford, Plymouth, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Taunton, Wareham, Wayland, and Wrentham. 

Statewide, the number of birds surveyed has trended upward from eight birds counted in 1980 to 80 birds counted this year. Last year marked the first time bald eagles nested successfully in the lower Merrimack River. From 1989 to 2008, the number of chicks fledged – birds that hatched and survived to fly – in Massachusetts reached 300 chicks for the first time.

Officials and volunteers traveled to more than nine locations across the state from Newburyport to Pittsfield during the daylong event. Officials also conducted an aerial survey of the Quabbin Reservoir and Connecticut Valley by helicopter, which was supplied by National Grid, a partner in the state’s bald eagle restoration efforts since 1982.

The annual Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey is a nationwide event coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Each year, the number of states participating ranges from 25 states to 41 states, according to the USGS. The nationwide total of bald eagles counted during this annual event ranges from 13,000 birds to 16,000 birds.

MassWildlife, an agency of the Department of Fish and Game, has taken part in the national survey since its inception in 1980. By collecting leg-band data on the birds, MassWildlife has documented that eagles wintering in Massachusetts include Bay State natives and birds hailing from Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. The annual count provides wildlife managers with information on local eagle populations, helps officials identify and monitor critical wintering areas, and fosters public interest in bald eagles and their conservation.

“Bald eagles are an integral part of the Massachusetts ecosystem and this survey helps our wildlife biologists monitor and study this fragile population,” said Fish and Game Commissioner Mary Griffin, who assisted wildlife officials with the count in Newburyport today. “The Commonwealth is grateful to our expert wildlife staff and committed volunteer birders statewide for staging this event and collecting valuable information about this majestic bird.” 

In 2008, there were 26 bald eagle pairs statewide located in territories including the Quabbin Reservoir, Connecticut and Merrimack Rivers, and areas in Plymouth, Berkshire and Worcester Counties. In 2008, 22 of 24 nests produced chicks, and 33 young eagles survived to fledge.

A victim of habitat loss, unregulated bounty hunting, and reproductive failure linked to exposure to pesticides such as DDT, bald eagle populations plummeted across the country by the time they were placed on the US Endangered Species List in 1973. Their numbers have since rebounded and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed them from the federal roster in July, 2007.

Listed as endangered in Massachusetts since the 1980s, bald eagles remain on the state list but are gaining ground in the Bay State – thanks in large part to a restoration project begun in 1982. MassWildlife and its partners brought young eagles from Canada and Michigan and raised them in cages overlooking the Quabbin Reservoir. Through a wildlife management practice known as “hacking,” eaglets began to nest in the Quabbin and, after fledging, some “hacked” eagles established breeding territories at the reservoir.

In 1989, eight decades after the last “historic” bald eagle nest was observed in Massachusetts (on Snake Pond in Sandwich), the first three chicks fledged from two Quabbin nests. Eight bald eagle pairs nested there in 2008.

Bald eagle fact sheet:



Snowfall Budget off Route

January 22, 2009 - At Tuesday's Selectmen's meeting, DPW Director Karen Galligan came before the board to ask for deficit spending in the snow removal budget.  The costs of contractors and salt are two items that have increased over prior years.  The biggest concern was that the department is already $88,000 in the red, not including the past weekends storms.  Ms Galligan said that many of the storms this season have fallen on weekends and holidays and several callouts for sanding during nighttime.  Selectmen agreed to find the funding and Director Galligan told them she is looking at salting flat side roads less in order to save money.  She noted that the season is less than half over.

Glow in the Dark

January 21, 2009 - A solar light glows on glistening snow at night.

Fading Sky

January 21, 2009 - Sun starts to set on a snowy scene off Northboro Road.

National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA, 02421

Julia Marden will demonstrate the Native American art of twined basketry, or soft-form baskets made out of natural materials such as corn husks and grasses. An Aquinnah Wampanoag who learned her craft while working at Plimoth Plantation, Marden is featured in the current exhibition, "Keepers of Tradition." Free. Snow date: Sunday, January 25. Click for National Heritage

January 21, 2009 -

Southborough Selectmen’s meeting, January 20, 2009  Last night Selectmen met with Ashland officials to discuss the possibility of sharing twenty hours a week inspectional services with the Town of Ashland inspector, Ed Morini. Morini works in Ashland and lives in Holliston and is somewhat familiar with the town. He previously met with outgoing Building Inspector, Peter Johnson. In tight economic times, Mr. Boland, said he would be interested in perusing the possibility of sharing a resource position with the Town of Ashland. Budgets will soon be pulled together for town meeting and Southborough Selectmen would like to make a decision soon on whether it would benefit the town in regards to sharing or hiring a fulltime inspector. It would be necessary to contract with the Town of Ashland for at least a year with talk up to three years. Selectmen, Bonnie Phaneuf questioned if three years might be a little long and not give the town leeway if they should decide to hire fulltime. Ashland officials reassured Southborough selectmen that they would be under no financial penalties if they decide to opt into the shared resource and then decide later that the town would benefit more by hiring a fulltime inspector. More discussion on the matter will take place between Ashland and Southborough officials.

Members of both the Historical Commission and the Municipal Facilities Committee met before the selectmen last night to discuss whether to keep the Peters Annex school or build a new police station. Two members share spots on both committees and with basic opposing views about what to do with the Southborough Police Station Nancy Vargas a member of both committees shared her concern that there have not been enough studies and professional opinions in regards to renovation of the current Southborough Police Station. She voiced concerns raised by the Historical Commission that the Peters High School Annex that houses the police is of historic nature and would like to pursue having the building placed on the register of historic buildings. The commission has acquired copies of the original blue prints of the building and Ms Vargas said the building at one time had been a beautiful piece of architecture and could possibly be restored to such but that is where they need the professional expertise to consider those options.

Mr. Thomas McCarthy, also on both committees. He prefers to have the current building removed in order to make the room necessary for construction of a new, technological, energy efficient and space savvy building for the Police department. The current floor plan of the station located at the Peters annex does not work for today’s police department. The Municipal facilities committee voiced their concern that they would like to proceed in the direction of replacing the current station with the new station. Member Brian Shea also would like to proceed in that direction. He also mentioned to the Selectmen about talks with St. Mark’s School to see if they could acquire land on the westerly side of the fire station for an entrance to the new police station.

During the back and forth conversations from the two opposing views, Selectman Sal Giorlandino said he did not think Southborough had a good track record purchasing or maintaining older buildings, using the Southborough Senior Center as one example and the constant updates in repairs for the Neary Elementary and the Trottier Middle School a newer building. All Selectmen, voiced concern about the costs of both proposals from the two committees and reminded each of the financial crisis that towns and residents are in. They also want the two committees to present their plans for the buildings complete by this years annual town meeting.

ARHS Sports 1/22/0
Coed Varsity Ski VS SKI WARD RACE Ski Ward 3:00PM
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ Leominster High School Fitchburg 3:30PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Fitchburg H.S.   4:00PM
 Girls Freshman Basketball @ Marlborough High School   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Gymnastics VS **CANCELLED - COACHES INVITATIONAL Algonquin 5:00PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Marlborough High School   5:30PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Fitchburg H.S.   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Fitchburg H.S.   7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Marlborough High School   7:00PM
AVRTHS Sports 1/22/09
Boys Freshman Basketball @ Bay Path Regtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM

Warm up to Audition for Murder Mystery/Dinner Theater

To brush up on improvisational skills, a workshop for adults and teens with Lynne Johnson is available on Monday, January 26 from 7-9 pm at Hudson High School Auditorium, 69 Brigham Street. Cost is $15. For more information or to register call 978-562-1646.

To put freshly-learned theatrical skills to good use, the River’s Edge Players offers auditions the following evening, Tuesday, January 27 at 7 p.m. for a murder mystery/dinner theater production. Anyone 17 years and older interested in trying out should go to Room F101 at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham Street.

The improvisational murder mystery will be performed several times, including Friday evening, March 20 at the Riverview Portuguese Club in Hudson. In the storyline, a murder takes place at a wedding and there is much comedy.

Jen Finn of Marlborough and Newton is directing. She has directed recent River’s Edge Players productions and been a performer in a number of area shows.


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


Tickets are on sale now for the Southborough Fire Ball on Saturday, March 7, 2009 sponsored by the Southborough Fire Ball Committee. The Fire Ball fun begins at 6:00 pm at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough. The evening will be filled with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by dinner and dancing to the music of Outta Commission! While you are there, try your luck at the 50/50 drawing, where the winner receives half the amount collected from drawing sales!

Many people are surprised to discover that the Southborough Fire Department ladder truck has been out of service for nearly a year and cannot be repaired. Can you imagine how this could affect your home, business or family in the event of an emergency? So what can you do? You can support the Southborough Fire Ball. All proceeds will go directly towards the purchase of a new aerial ladder truck for the Southborough Fire Department.

If you are unable to attend, please consider that any contribution, small or large, can potentially save a life – possibly even yours!

For tickets, contributions, sponsorships or any additional information, please visit our website at www.southboroughfireball.org or contact Rebecca Waterfall at 508.922.5777. Ticket price is $100. Tickets will also be sold at the Southborough Community House on Saturday, January 31st from 8-11am and Saturday, February 21st from 8-11am.

Hurry now, for ticket sales end on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009!

Marlborough Hospital Announces the

Herbert “Buster” McLaren Nursing Scholarship

Marlborough, MA, (January 21, 2009)---Marlborough Hospital announces the availability of the Herbert “Buster” McLaren Nursing Scholarship.

The McLaren Nursing Scholarship is awarded annually to high school seniors and to those post-high school who are planning to or are currently pursuing a degree in the nursing field. The scholarship is open to residents of Berlin, Bolton, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough, Stow and Westborough.

Those who are interested in learning more about the scholarship may contact their school’s Guidance Department or the Education Department of Marlborough Hospital, 508-486-5871 for information concerning the criteria for application.

Applications must be received by March 31, 2009.

Enjoying the Snow

January 20, 2009 - Yesterday, cross Country skiers enjoy great weather and the St. Mark's Golf course now covered in snow.


Our United States 44th President


Captains All


“MassTV” Will Make State Video Available for Community Television

BOSTON – Wednesday, January 14, 2009 – Governor Deval Patrick today joined legislators and representatives from Massachusetts community access television stations to celebrate the launch of an independent online video network – MassTV – that will allow hundreds of community access television stations to share and access state video content.

“This is another way for communities, and, most importantly, citizens to get involved in their state government,” said Governor Patrick. “We will use this free network to help spread information about what we are doing on Beacon Hill and how it affects residents from around Massachusetts.”

The Governor’s Office and MassAccess – the Massachusetts Chapter of the Alliance for Community Media – worked together to develop the network, which allows local television access centers to broadcast videos produced by Massachusetts state agencies, non-profit organizations, and federal and state legislators through an innovative video sharing site.

“This has been an amazing collaboration,” said Bill Nay, Committee Chair of MassAccess and Director of Shrewsbury Local Media. “Governor Patrick and his staff are truly committed to fostering civic engagement efforts in the Commonwealth, and community television is here to help.

Along with providing broadcast-ready videos to local access centers, “MassTV” offers a streaming size video for citizens on their Web site (www.mymasstv.org) free of charge. More than 100,000 subscribers of local access television stations are already receiving programming from the MassAccess test Web site. There are an estimated two million subscribers to local cable access channels across the state.

MassTV” is a civic network connecting local media, municipalities and Massachusetts citizens to provide citizens a better window into the progress and activities of state government.

ARHS Sports 1/21/
Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Shrewsbury High School New England 3:00PM
 Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ SHREWSBURY/ARHS/FITCHBURG Shrewsbury 5:00PM
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ SHREWSBURY/ARHS/FITCHBURG Shrewsbury 5:00PM
 Coed Varsity Swimming @ Bromfield School Atkinson Pool 5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Wrestling VS Milford High School Algonquin 6:30PM
 Girls Varsity Gymnastics @ Westboro High School Massachusett 7:15PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Holliston High School Northstar Rink 8:00PM
AVRTHS Sports 1/21/09
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Blackstone-Millville Reg New England 4:00PM
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Littleton High School   4:10PM
Sledding And Grabbing Air

January 19, 2009 - Throngs of snow enthusiasts met on St. Mark's hill for a fun day of Sledding.

Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968)

Melting Snow

January 19, 2009 - Mail trucks still parked to the side for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday have the snow sliding off of them as temperatures warmed up some.

February 14, 2009

7:30 PM

Steeple Coffeehouse Pilgrim Hall

$15 Student/Senior @ door

$18 General @ door

$12 Student/Senior advance

$15 General advance


Come celebrate Valentine's Day with a concert at the Steeple Coffeehouse in Southborough, MA with The Kennedy's and Marc Douglas Berardo. Make it a night to remember with dinner beforehand at Tomasso 's Trattoria Restaurant in Southborough. Mention you are coming to the concert and they will give you a 20% discount.

Inspiration is where you find it – and where it finds you. Open to every moment, the much-traveled married duo of Pete and Maura Kennedy have spun their personal experiences, musical influences and philosophical beliefs into nine previous albums of winsome original songs, frequently seasoned with exquisitely-performed cover tunes, that blend acoustic-based folk, rock, country, pop and secular gospel into an inclusively delightful sound that’s all their own. After celebrating some of their favorite “road music” by other songwriters on their previous CD, Songs of the Open Road, Pete and Maura have recorded Better Dreams, their first CD of all-original material in seven years, inspired by a pair of seminars they conducted on “using dreams to unlock your creativity.” Whatever the scenario, The Kennedys use their full palette of vocal and instrumental colors to bring their songs to glowing life. Maura’s lead vocals range from comforting to yearning, from girlish to womanly, from exuberant to delicate, sometimes bolstered by her own sweet harmonies and those of Pete and several guests. As usual, multi-instrumentalist Pete provides a vibrant tapestry of chiming, jangling and twanging guitars, as well as mandolin, keyboards, bass and drums, interwoven with Maura’s sturdy acoustic rhythm guitar, harmonica and glockenspiel.

Marc Douglas Berardo is a different kind of singer/songwriter. In what amounts to song length works of fiction, Berardo’s sharply drawn portraits cast a net on unusual and interesting characters and places. With a painter’s eye for detail, and music firmly rooted in the great American sound, he sings about towns full of circus retirees, expatriates in Florida rum bars, union iron workers, aimless New York City debutantes, near death car crashes and of course, the changes that experience brings to everyone. All of these songs are brought to the stage with a relaxed and disarming stage presence, that makes for a fine night of music, laughter, emotion and insight. Wpkn-FM Bridgeport, CT called it the "rare feat of being thought provoking and a pleasure to hear." What this all means is that you should see him play.

The Hills are Alive with Sledders

January 19, 2009 - A portfolio of outdoor fun

Youth Ministry Pasta Dinner

St. Anne and St. Matthew Youth Ministry

will be hosting a Pasta Dinner, all members of both

parishes are invited to join.

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009

Time: 5:30pm Note New Time!

Location: St. Anne Parish Hall

Tickets: $5 per person / $20 per family

Tickets will be pre-sold after Masses the weekend of

January 24-25. Dinner includes pasta, meatballs,

salad, bread, drinks, and dessert.


ARHS Sports 1/20/0
Girls Freshman Basketball VS Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Boys Freshman Basketball @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Wachusett Regional H.S.   5:30PM
 Boys JV Basketball @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   5:30PM
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Hudson High School Northstar Rink 6:55PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Wachusett Regional H.S.   7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Wachusett Regional H.S.   7:00PM
AVRTHS Sports 1/20/09
Girls Freshman Basketball VS Bay Path Regtechhs   3:15PM
 Girls JV Basketball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   4:00PM
 Boys JV Basketball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs Gym 5:30PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Nashoba Valley Techhs Click for directions   5:30PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball VS Nashoba Valley Techhs Gym 7:00PM
Too Cold and Snowy for Penguins

January 19, 2009 - The penguin appeared pretty stiff in the onslaught of cold and snow today.

Welcoming a new phase with the Southborough News tonight

Introducing a new Message Board to the Southborough News with a new calendar of events page.  I've been toying with this idea for some time now and looked for the ideal time and when I found the time to put the effort into bringing a message board to the Southborough News. The calendar page allows a group spokesperson to add their event or meeting to the calendar on their own.  You may still send the information or a flyer to editor@southboroughnews.com to have it splashed on the front two pages. I'm sure there will be some hiccups in the process as the message board will be a new item for me to tangle with.  So try it out and see what you think.  It just might be a good item to judge the pulse of the town with. To use the board you will have to register.

Click here for the Southborough News message board

And the Winners are:

First place: Wendy Crothers

Second Place: Peter Aspesi

Third Place: Sam Mahoney

Congratulations and the correct answers were:

#1 1727; #2 Stonybrook; #3 Cordelia Sanford wife of the Cordaville Mill owner; #4 blankets for the civil war and other mill items; #5 Cordaville, Fayville, Southborough and Southville; #6 15.7 square miles; #7 Observation tower for WWII aircraft; #8 Roman Catholic Church - St. Matthews; #9 1903 the trolley started through town; #10 Robert Foley, Jr.; #11placing the flag on the island in the reservoir is believed started by Andy and Gilbert Wilson but still carries on by the unknowns; #12 Admiral Byrd took a Deerfoot Farms cow along to the Antarctic for fresh milk; #13 a building on St. Mark's campus; #14 the Nipmuck nation; #15 The Sudbury Reservoir was the largest man-made reservoir at the time; # 16 outside of Fayville Village Hall; #17 Herman Este was the first Librarian; # 19 Elenora Burke; # 20 The class of 1960 entered the new ARHS in 1959.

Good time for a coffee

January 19, 2009 - The local Starbucks was open early this morning with hot coffee and pastries while Route 9 seemed to struggle to even have vehicles traverse the snowy road.


January 31, 2009

Southborough Library Event

1:00 PM Music of the Gaslight Era with John Root

Sponsored by the Southborough Cultural Arts Council


ARHS Sports 1/19/0
Boys Varsity Wrestling @ MARTIN LUTHER KING INVITATIONAL TOURNEY Marlborough 9:00AM
 Girls Varsity Gymnastics VS Shrewsbury High School Algonquin 10:00AM
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Marlborough High School Northstar Rink 11:20AM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Everett High School Allied Rink 2:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Gardner High School Northstar Rink 4:10PM
AVRTHS Sports 1/19/09
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Lunenburg High School New England 4:10PM

Southborough meetings

January 19 - January 23, 2009





ADVISORY COMMITTEE Jan 20 7:30 PM fire station Memorial Hall
ASSABET VALLEY REG. VOC. Jan 20 7:00 PM School Commitee Conference Room A AVRTHS
Jan 20 6:30 PM hearing room town house
HOUSING AUTHORITY Jan 21 7:30 PM Colonial Gardens 49 Boston Road


Senior Schedule

Monday 19

Tuesday 20

Wednesday 21

Thursday 22

Friday 23

Martin Luther King Holiday closed


   8:30 - 12 Health clinic



11:00 Sr. singers at Pilgrim Church

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

12:00 Lunch

  12:00 Lunch 1:00  Water Aerobics
  12:30 Pitch   12:30 Pitch  
  1:00 Water Aerobics 12:00 Lunch 1:00 PM bridge  


2:00 PM Fitness @ the Fire Station    


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.


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.


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 18 Monday 19 Tuesday 20 Wednesday 21 Thursday 22 Friday 23 Saturday 24

Martin Luther King Holiday









Story time 2-5 years







10:30 Story time 2-5 years

6:30 pm 2nd and 3rd

grade book group







11:00 Toddler Time