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February 15,  2008 - February 21, 2009

Pumping Gas

February 21, 2009 - Auto Tech attendant pumps gas on a really nice day today.

 
Newest Southborough News Advertiser

February 21, 2009 - Eaton pharmacist Jane Rhoads stands outside the Eaton Apothecary at Town Centre Plaza on 162 Cordaville Road.  The pharmacy offers a variety of items and has all the pharmacy medications that a person may require.  The pharmacy has door to door service as well as in store pickup.  Conveniently located in Town Centre Plaza just a few doors down from Dunkin Donuts, Eros and Colony Market. 

Fire Log

Friday 2/13/09

00:37 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ DEERFOOT RD
A28 FF WILLS FF SHANAHAN
C30 FF ASPESI

02:14 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES MASS PIKE EAST
A28 FF SHANAHAN FF WILLS
E23 CAPT HUBLEY FF ASPESI

11:47 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT VILLAGE PATH PT
E22 LT DANO FF GOODSPEED FF ROACH
E23 FF COBB FF NEAL

11:57 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ OVERLOOK DR
A28 FF COBB FF NEAL
C30 FF GOODSPEED

16:51 TRAINING - FIRE MAIN ST
HQ1 LT DANO FF ROACH FF COBB FF NEAL

16:54 TRAINING - OTHER MAIN ST
HQ1 LT DANO FF ROACH FF COBB FF NEAL

22:03 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES TURNPIKE RD and CENTRAL ST
A28 FF COBB FF NEAL
C20 CHIEF MAURO
E22 LT DANO FF GOODSPEED FF ROACH
SC1 FF WILLS FF ALESSI LT COLLEARY EMT GLECKEL
SC2 FF TOMMANEY

22:04 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ NORTH ST
A28 FF COBB FF NEAL
C30 EMT GLECKEL

Saturday 2/14/09

09:22 SMOKE SCARE, ODOR OF SMOKE BOSTON RD
E22 FF ASPESI FF NEAL

Sunday 2/15/09

02:38 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ TURNPIKE RD
A28 LT DANO FF WILLS
C30 FF SHANAHAN

09:02 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT TED LN
C30 LT DANO

Monday 2/16/09

10:08 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ BOSTON RD
A28 FF GOODSPEED FF RICE
E22 LT SADOWSKI FF KANE

13:30 TRAINING - FIRE MAIN ST
A28 FF GOODSPEED FF RICE
C20 CHIEF MAURO
E22 LT SADOWSKI FF KANE

16:53 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ BOSTON RD
A28 FF GOODSPEED FF RICE

18:57 GAS LEAK (NATURAL GAS OR LPG) MASS PIKE WEST and WOODLAND RD
E22 LT SADOWSKI FF KANE

SPORTS NEWS

ARHS Sports 2/22/09

Boys Varsity Indoor Track @ MIAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Reggie Lewis 1:00PM
 Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ MIAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS Reggie Lewis 1:00PM

AVRTHS Sports 2/22/09

No Sports scheduled

The Algonquin Regional High School

Wrestling Team Sponsors:

“A Night of Comedy and Improv Smack Down”

with Tom Franck and the ARHS Improvisation group

Tom Franck, a Professional Los Angeles comedian

seen on Comedy Central, will host the event and

close the evening with his refreshing and family

oriented stand up comedy act

 

Where: The Trottier Middle School Auditorium

Southborough, MA

When: Monday, February 23 at 7:00 PM

Adults: $12

Students: $5

Tickets available at the door

*This show is rated PG-13 & children without an

Algonquin ID must be accompanied by Parent

Update on the passing of ARHS Dennis Wrenn:

Algonquin Regional High School Jazz Ensemble students that had been on the trip to Greece with Dennis Wrenn, arrived back safely last night at Logan Airport.  They were greeted by school officials including Dr. Gobron, Ned Gallagher, Ewa Pytowska, Jamie Clark of Trottier and Brent Ferguson of Melican and Northborough Fire Chiefs David Durgin and Southborough Chief John Mauro both whom have children at ARHS including on the trip.

A statement by Dr. Gobron:

All of us in the Northborough-Southborough Public Schools are saddened by the sudden death of  Dennis Wrenn, who passed away while on a trip to Greece with the Algonquin Jazz Ensemble.

Dennis was a truly gifted teacher of music, a real champion of the arts, and a driving force behind the district's commitment to professional development.

Perhaps Dennis' greatest skill was his ability to make strong connections with students.  Hundreds of tributes from former and present students have been posted on the internet over the last several hours.

Although I have been devastated by this loss, I am grateful that I had the opportunity to know Dennis as a friend and colleague for many years.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Because Dennis passed away overseas, arrangements may not be finalized for several more days.

Websites have been springing up online for those that would like to leave messages for Dennis.

Facebook Dennis Wrenn - A tribute.

Facebook Dennis Wrenn - Students giving back

Annual Dinner for Veterans

February 20, 2009 - Southborough Veterans and their spouses and even a few from Ashland and Westborough attended the annual Veteran's dinner at the Southborough Community House tonight.  Veterans from all branches of service are represented from WWII up.  More photos will be posted on the Veteran's page.  This page has been set up special for the Veteran's with links to all military branches and services offered to vets.  If there is a Veteran link that should be on the page please mail editor@southboroughnews.com

On a Very Sad note

The Southborough News sends our condolences out to the family of Algonquin Regional High School head of the Fine & Performing Arts dept.  What should have been a fun, adventuresome and learning experience in Greece for the Algonquin Jazz Band turned to tragedy earlier today as their beloved instructor collapsed just before their returning flight. There will be more information as it becomes available.

Southborough Police Press Release

Buffalo Soldiers Display and Lecture Series

The 54th Regiment

February 20, 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.

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

Benny White (Massachusetts 54th Rgmt) This group had the honor of marching in the 2009 Presidential Inauguration parade for President Obama.

SPORTS NEWS

ARHS Sports 2/21/0

Boys Varsity Wrestling @ DIVISION II - STATE TOURNAMENT   TBA
 Girls Varsity Gymnastics @ SECTIONALS @ HUDSON HS   TBA

AVRTHS Sports 2/21/09

 Girls Varsity Cheerleading @ CAL CHAMPIONSHIP   5:00PM
Filtered Sunlight

February 19, 2009 - Longer shadows, later sunlight over the horseshoe falls on Middle Road earlier this week.

Come out for a Fun time in Winter

February 19, 2009 - Come enjoy the great outdoors Southborough has to offer.  Bring your sled, snowshoes or cross-country skis if there is enough snow.  No snow? Bring your hiking boots and enjoy a late winter walk on this beautiful property located along Chestnut Hill Road.

 

TROOP 1 SOUTHBOROUGH TO HOLD 40th ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST MARCH 1st

Southborough Boy Scout Troop 1 will host its annual "All You Can Eat" Pancake Breakfast at the Neary School, Parkerville Road, on Sunday, March 1st, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. This year marks the 40th annual breakfast.

The breakfast is a popular town event serving nearly 500 people last year. Proceeds help fund the troop’s activities such as the scouts camping, hiking, cycling, canoeing, summer camp and various community service projects.

Tickets can be purchased for $5.00 (seniors and children ages 6 to 12, $3.00) from Troop 1 Boy Scouts and will be available at the door. For tickets or additional information, email Troop1PancakeBreakfast@gmail.com.

February 19, 2009 - Pets need help too. Southborough Police Officer Meredith Lobur has been collecting donated pet food, pet snacks, kitty litter and pet toys.  Officer Lobur started the program several months ago when she realized that people that utilize the food pantry also had pets and could use a little assistance with pet food and items associated with their beloved pets.  Pet food can be left at the police station or call Officer Lobur for pickup at 508- 485 -2147.

Digitial Television (DTV) Transition

Recently, Congress passed into law the DTV Delay Act, which pushes the date of the Digital Television (DTV) transition back from today, February 17, to June 12. This transition is the switch from analog to digital broadcast television. However, there are a number of stations turning off analog service today, as noted by USA Today's portrayal of the official list provided by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Find out what digital television is, why we are switching to it, and how this will affect you by visiting the Digital Television (DTV) Transition website.

Southborough based Protonex Technology Corp

Massachusetts-based Protonex Technology Corp. announced the launch of a new mobile battery system for deployment with soldiers in the field.

Fuel cell power systems developer Protonex announced plans to release its new SPM-611 and SPM-612 power management systems. The SPM technology is designed to address concerns over battery logistics from the growing number of advanced technologies deployed by soldiers in combat.

Company officials say the SPM systems minimize the number of batteries soldiers need to carry by addressing battery power management inefficiencies and matching war fighter devices to appropriate power sources.

"Our new soldier-worn power managers are a universal, invaluable power solution for soldiers, addressing both on- and off-mission requirements," Greg Cipriano, Protonex vice president for marketing and military development, said in a statement.

"These unique systems deliver specific portable power capabilities that are currently unavailable to the soldier and further complement our growing power system portfolio."

Latest Reform Promotes Electronic Tolling, Steps Away from Manual Toll Collection 

Transportation Secretary James Aloisi, Jr. announced plans to provide Turnpike drivers FAST LANE transponders free of charge beginning February 15th.  In addition, anyone who purchased a transponder after January 15, 2009 will be credited the upfront cost of $25.95.  This plan applies to all vehicles, including taxi cabs and commercial vehicles. 

"We are taking reform and customer service for Turnpike users to a new level," said Secretary Aloisi.  "This move sends a clear message that we are serious about efficiency in delivering transportation services and in this case serious about moving away from the days of the manned toll booth."

"This represents another step toward the future by making best use of the latest technologies," said Alan LeBovidge, Executive Director, Massachusetts Turnpike Authority.  "FAST LANE use is good for the consumer and good for the environment, with fewer engines idling and burning fuel in long lines at toll booths."

All FAST LANE users will be assessed a monthly fee of 50 cents per transponder beginning in June to cover costs associated with the electronic toll collection program.  Replacement transponders will also be available free of charge.

FAST LANE transponder applications are available online or by calling 1-877-MASSPIKE (1-877-627-7745).  Transponders also are available at FAST LANE Service Centers in Auburn, Natick, and East Boston and at eight Registry of Motor Vehicle branch offices across the Commonwealth.

SPORTS NEWS

ARHS Sports 2/20/

Boys Varsity Wrestling @ DIVISION II - STATE TOURNAMENT   TBA
 Girls Varsity Basketball @ WESTBOROUGH TOURNAMENT   7:00PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Shrewsbury High School Northstar Rink 8:15PM

AVRTHS Sports 2/20/09

No Events scheduled

Done with Dinner

February 18, 2009 - The Belted Galloways are one of Southborough's best kept secrets.  Be a part of Southborough's agricultural history.  The Breakneck Hill Cow Fund is always looking for volunteers to help with feeding and unloading hay.  It is a good way to support one of Southborough's vanishing ways of life.  Click here.

The Arts Center at Southborough

The Arts Center at Southborough, 21 Highland St., announces the Algonquin Senior Art Show Class of '09: A Creative Collaboration is open through March 1. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 PM., docent available; and weekdays, 9 AM to 4 PM, self-guided.

Featured in the exhibit is the artwork of 10 super-talented seniors in the Advanced/AP art studio. Featured artists include Sarah Kacevich, Kayleigh Kahn, Catie Konstas, Jen Ludwig, Carolyn Maiorana, Carolyn Mukai, Cori Reuter, Holli Robinson, Catarina Teixeira, Katrina Wells and Helen Yang.

 

Snow Tonight

February 18, 2009 - Snow arrives again for another bout with winter.

Winter weather advisory remains in effect until 5 am est thursday,
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 5 am est thursday.
This advisory covers much of western and central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.
Periods of snow this evening will fall moderate to heavily at times, before tapering to flurries or mixing with rain sometime between midnight and 4 am.
Accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are expected in southwest new hampshire. Accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are expected to be widespread in much of western and central Massachusetts.
Elevations should will experience the greatest impact due to slightly colder temperatures. However, untreated roadways may be snow and slush covered across the entire region.
A steady recovery can be expected near dawn Thursday as precipitation essentially quits or becomes more manageable with plowing and or sanding operations.
Temperatures may rise a few degrees toward dawn, hovering near or above freezing.
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.
 

Garden Club Scholarships available

The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. is accepting scholarship applications from qualified high school seniors, college students and graduate students. Deadline for submitting scholarship applications is March 1. The applicant must be a resident of Massachusetts, have a minimum “B” average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale), good character, and financial need. In 2008, the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc., of which the Georgetown Country Gardeners are a member, awarded eleven $1,000 scholarships.

Scholarships are available for students majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, agronomy, city planning, environmental studies, land management, botany, biology and allied subjects.Three of the scholarships require that the student attend the University of Massachusetts.The application and financial aid forms can be obtained at www.gcfm.org.For further inquiries, contact GCFM scholarship secretary Kathie Jones at 413-458-2886, or e-mail gcfmscholarship@aol.com.

The National Garden Clubs awards yearly 35 scholarships of $4,000 each, available to juniors, seniors and graduate students.Applicants must have at least a 3.25 GPA (on a 4.0-point scale) in order to apply and be majoring in agriculture education, horticulture (including fruit science/environmental/communications), floriculture, landscape design, botany, biology, plant pathology/science, forestry, agronomy, environmental concerns (management:environmental, horticulture resource/environmental behavior, etc.), economics, environmental conservation (including engineering, law, etc.), city (rural and urban) planning, wildlife science, habitat or forest/systems ecology, land management and/or other related or allied subjects.

Applications are available at www.gardenclub.org.Applications are due March 1.Mail to National Garden Club applications to GCFM Scholarship Chairman Marion Ryan, 1621B Spoonbill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.

 

Tidbits from the Southborough News History and photography contest.  

If you have a bit of Southborough History you would like to share with readers, please send a short story and/or photos to editor@southboroughnews.com

I grew up in Fayville, one of five children.  My mother was a Postmaster for a short time  @ Fitzgerald's General Store which was owned back then by the Fitzgerald sisters, Mary, Marguerite, and Catherine. She used to help run St. Matthew's Church "Penny Sale" every year with the Fitzgerald sisters as well.

Fred Quinn, now deceased used to be the town milk milk man and used to deliver milk to our house when I was real little.

I used to ride my bike to the candy store which was located on the corner of High St. and Parkerville Rd.  It's now a residence.

I now live in the old neighborhood I grew up in as a kid with my dad living behind me in the house I grew up in.  I love to share old stories w/my boys about growing up in Fayville.  People still ask me today where Fayville is? 

I also remember to,and to this day always look back when I'm in church,  the entire Hubley Family sitting in the back left pew of the church and walking home from Mass.  Some things you never forget.

I hope you get alot of different stories.  They certainly will be fun to read. 

Lynn

Photo # 2 is the bridge abutment for the former Boston & Worcester Street Railway System. This electric Trolley system ran from Boston to Worcester and was Built about 1902.  Traffic on this section of the line started on July 3, 1903,  This is the Parkerville Road bridge at mile marker  19.56, which represents the distance to the end of the line in Boston.  On the north west side of the abutment stood the Southville Trolley shack.  There was a waiting station, with electric heat, just to the north of the tracks and to the west of the bridge.

For the most part the track ran along RT. 9.  However, due to the steep grade on what was called Overson's hill. (this is where Deerfoot Rd. crosses Rt. 9,) the track was run through the woods from Rt 135 and Rt 9. in Westboro to the Whites corner station at the intersection of Rt. 9 and Breakneck Hill Road.

This abutment is one of the last remaining structures remaining from this Trolley system.

The shed at the end of my driveway is a smaller reproduction of the trolley shack at 135 in Westboro.

Peter F. Phaneuf

COMET LULIN UPDATE:  Comet Lulin is approaching Earth and brightening rapidly.  Observers say it is now visible to the naked eye as a faint (magnitude +5.6) gassy patch in the constellation Virgo before dawn. Even city dwellers have seen it.  Backyard telescopes reveal a vivid green comet in obvious motion. Just yesterday, amateur astronomers watched as a solar wind gust tore away part of the comet's tail, the second time this month such a thing has happened. Lulin's closest approach to Earth (38 million miles) is on Feb. 24th; at that time the comet could be two or three times brighter than it is now.  Browse the gallery for the latest images: http://spaceweather.com/comets/gallery_lulin_page8.htm

SATELLITE DEBRIS:  More than a week has passed since the Feb. 10th collision of Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 over northern Siberia, and the orbits of some of the largest fragments have now been measured by US Strategic Command.  Today's edition of http://Spaceweather.com features global maps showing where the debris is located. Only 26 fragments are currently plotted, but that number will grow as radar tracking of the debris continues.  Check back often for updates.

You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of Spaceweather.com. 

New subscribers: To sign up for free space weather alerts, click here: http://spaceweather.com/services/
 

 
 
 
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 2009
 
 

In the News...

A number of studies have suggested that people with diabetes - when the body either does not make enough insulin or cannot process it - are more prone to cognitive decline and Alzheimer's.
USA Today.  Read more.
 

Cutting Edge Research Forum
Brain 2On the Cutting Edge of Alzheimer's Research: The Search for Answers features researchers who have received Alzheimer's Association grants for their work in a wide array of studies. Free & Open to the public. Thursday, March 19, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA (at the intersection of Route 2A and Mass. Ave).
Moderator: Reisa Sperling, M.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, and Director of Clinical Research, Memory Disorders Unit, Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Ample free parkingClick here for information & registration.
Upcoming Education Programs
Getting Started, 3/11 in Salem, NH
Legal & Financial, 3/18 in Salem, NH
Getting Started, 3/26 in Lebanon, NH
 
Registration is required. For info & registration. [Click Here].
What's NEW about Support Groups?
Support Groups 
Rural and homebound caregivers can now access a telephone based support group. This is just one of the many groups that offer invaluable support to people facing the Alzheimer's challenge. For more information, and to learn about our unique support group leader training program, contact Susan Antkowiak.
Exciting research on a simple thing you can do
 
WalkingPaul Raia, Ph.D. writes:
Researchers have a number of theories as to why exercise helps.  They speculate that exercise works by keeping by reducing inflammation in the cardiovascular system; or by simply increasing blood flow to the brain; or by reducing the natural oxidation process (build up of toxins caused by mitochondria in brain cells); or by reducing the insulin resistance in the brain; or by the consequential effects of weight loss.  To read a Washington Post article on this topic, click on the "walkers" above.  To read the full text of Dr. Raia's article,  [Click Here].
Advocates turn out for hearing
NH Advocates 
26 Alzheimer advocates attended the introduction of Senate Bill 62, An act establishing a commission to study creating a statewide plan for addressing Alzheimer's disease in New Hampshire.  Senator Maggie Hassan presented the bill to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Senator Hassan spoke of the urgent need to address Alzheimer's disease, and the current and future strain being placed on those individuals and families living with Alzheimer's. Our advocates did a fantastic job of describing how Alzheimer's impacts their daily lives--and urged the committee to send Senate Bill 62 to the floor of the Senate for vote. The committee has not yet referred the bill to a vote. If you would like to get involved as an advocate, contact Liz McConnell (Pictured above Susan Antkowiak, Ed Benoit, Doug Hammond, Louise Rosand, Shirley Gordon, Peg St. Hiliare, Joan Tilden, Meg Curtis, Sheila King, Liz McConnell and Tim Gormley.) 

 
Registration for Memory Ride is OPEN
Memory Ride has raised over $1.8 Million for Alzheimer's research. This year we want to reach the $2 million mark.  
 
  • A one-day event with four distance options to choose from:  25, 62, 100 and 125 miles. Experienced riders will enjoy the 125, 100 and 62 mile rides through scenic landscape of Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. New to biking and looking for a first-time challenge? Sign up for the 25 mile route.  
  • Memory Ride is a great way to get friends, family and co-workers together for a fun and rewarding experience. 
  • It is not too late to have your company be a sponsor of 2009 Memory Ride. For more details on sponsorship, contact Lori Coburn at 617-393-2047.

Visit MemoryRide.org 

Senator Shaheen meets with Advocates
Shaheen
Senator Jeanne Shaheen met with Alzheimer advocates recently. We encouraged her to join the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease, to fight for increasing the amount of money the federal government dedicates to Alzheimer research and supporting legislation to increase access to Medicare for people under age 65 who are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance(SSDI). (Pictured l-r, Sheila King, Laurie Mantz, Senator Shaheen, Linda Steir, Alzheimer's Association NH Manager of Advocacy & Community Relations, Liz McConnell.)
Mark Your Calendar for June 20 Conference
 
June 20, 2009:  Alzheimer's Association  ½ day conference 
 
Plymouth State University 
An exciting program for individuals living with Alzheimer's, their care givers, as well as professionals. Featuring nationally recognized expert and advocate, Joanne Koenig-Coste.
 
Join Our Mailing List 

24/7 Helpline

 
There is help around the clock for people with Alzheimer's disease, family members and professional and family caregivers. Available 24/7
 
Calls are confidential and free. Trained staff answer your questions.  
Call 800.272.3900
or contact us at our
Helpline Online 
 
Remember and Honor a Loved One
Spirit of Remembrance provides an opportunity for family and friends to remember or honor a loved one while supporting the mission of the Alzheimer's Association. A commemorative wall at our Watertown headquarters features the beautiful etching, "Taking Leave," by nationally renowned artist Eleanor Rubin, inspired by her mother's journey through Alzheimer's disease. Each spring, the Alzheimer's Association dedicates a permanently installed panel memorializing the names of loved ones.
 
For more information:  Carolyn Whipple at 617.868.6718. 
Click here to learn more about the Spirit of Remembrance.

 
 
Memory Walk Seeks Volunteers
Memory Walk

Do want to do more? We're looking for Committee members for Memory Walk, the leading Alzheimer's fundraiser.
 
* Upper Valley Memory Walk Committee meeting at the Lebanon Center,   2 PM, Feb. 18th
* Seacoast Area Memory Walk Committee meeting at Langdon Place of Exeter, 8 AM, Feb. 24th
 

For other walk committees, call 603.606.6590 for information on dates and meeting times.
 
 
Save the Date
 
June 1, 2009
Make the Link Golf Tournament
Golf Course at Turner Hill
Ipswich, MA
 
Do you have an auction item to contribute? Know
of someone who does? Help us make the tournament a success!
 
Sponsorship opportunities available.
 
Call Cindy Rybczyk at 603.606.6590 for more information.

Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.

SPORTS NEWS

ARHS Sports 2/19/0

Girls Varsity Basketball @ WESTBORO TOURNAMENT   TBA
 Boys JV Ice Hockey VS St. Johns H.S. Northstar Rink 12:00PM
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Leominster High School High School 7:00PM
 Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Cathedral High School Olympia Rink 8:30PM

AVRTHS Sports 2/19/09

 Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Bellingham High School North Star 1:10PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Old Colony Reg Vo Tech High   5:00PM
Southborough News delivers Gift Cards

February 17, 2009 - Volunteers from the Southborough Food pantry collected two gift cards to Stop and Shop to give to a needy family for Easter.  The gift cards were donated by the Southborough News in the names of the winners of the 100,000 reader photo and history contests held earlier this year.

New Tiered Water Rate System Approved

February 17, 2009 - Tonight Selectmen approved a new formula for water rate charges. Karen Galligan, DPW Superintendent gave a presentation on the previous way Southborough residents and businesses were being charged by the cubic foot. Also in the presentation was various public works water related projects still being paid for, on going and potential future projects. She reminded Selectmen that the Advisory committee last year asked if all water users were being asked to pay their fair share. That if for example 20% of the users were utilizing much more water than normal then their usage rate should be in fact a higher rate versus smaller usage customers.

As of now, Southborough uses a four tier system that is based on the size of the piping to the premises for minimum billing and offers discounts for Seniors. The system that was approved tonight now will include five tiers.

Minimum bill is for 1000 cubic feet and based on the size of delivery pipe to the home or business. The next 1001 - 2000 is currently at $3.50/100 cubic feet. This figure will remain the same. The next tier is currently 2001 - 3000 CF for $4.00/100CF. This figure will also remain the same but the cubic footage will be increased to 3500 CF. The Fourth tier currently is 3001 and up at $4.50/100CF. This tier now moves to 3501 - 8000 CF and will cost a user $5.00/100CF. The last and newest tier is for 8001 and up CF and the charge will be $6.00/100CF.

Southborough’s average daily use per capita is 85 gallons per day. Ms Galligan pointed out that this figure would be equal to 23,400 gallons for a four person household per quarter or 3128 cubic feet. She also suggested to selectmen that people may want to conserve more water with the higher rates and that would help the town with the water management act.

Selectman Boland had some concerns over decreases in usage if this was to pass and residents and businesses conserved more or built wells to do outside watering. Superintendent Galligan replied it could be a bump in the road but that it also would mean less people using the water infrastructure creating possible savings in repairs overtime.

Selectman Bonnie Phaneuf asked if the Public Works Planning Board and the DPW had looked at raising the connection fees for water service. Karen Galligan said the last time this fee was raised was in 2004 but she would look into the possibility of raising it again.

Hooray for Books

is booking for April Vacation Camps

Your children will enjoy Hooray for Books where they will

Learn to look, cook and devour good books.  New programs, cooking and little chef classes, no school day camps, reading clubs and more

click here to learn all about Hooray for Books.

Children's musician/storyteller event bought to you by the Newcomers' Club of Northborough


Sunday, March 8th,11:00 AM

at Peaslee School, 31 Maple St, Northborough
Entertainer: Tim Seston of "From Page to Play" (www.frompagetoplay.com)
Tim will be lighting up the room with his original stories and songs for children of all ages. He uses a combination of clever rhymes, music and good old fashioned story-telling excitement to draw his audience in.


Tickets available at the door, $5 per child and adults free, non-perishable food donations for the food pantry accepted. Bake sale items also available for sale at the event.

All proceeds to benefit the Northborough Food Pantry and Recreation department summer camp scholarships for those in need.

http://www.northboroughnewcomers.org/ or info@northboroughnewcomers.org

 

State Representative Carolyn Dykema meets Constituents

February 17, 2009 - Representative Carolyn Dykema held office hours at the Red Barn this past Monday.

 Robert A. Benson, of Southborough, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Marlborough Hospital, after a period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of Margaret (Flynn) Benson for the past 65 years. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Louis and Helen (Jolley) Benson. Mr. Benson attended Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and was a World War II Army Air Force veteran serving in the European Theatre. For many years, he worked at the former Dennison Manufacturing Co. in Framingham as a mechanical engineer. He was a flea market junkie and proud of it. He spent many hours repairing items he found and giving them away. He had a great love for all of his family, including his nieces and nephews, as they were a big part of his life. His greatest joy was spending time with his family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Maureen Ames of Poulsbo, Wash., and Kathleen Lane and her husband, James, of Southborough; six grandchildren, Julie Rice and her husband, Steven, of Puyallup, Wash., Terri Reilly and her husband, Vincent, of Issaquah, Wash., Laura Strickland and her husband, Chris, of Seabeck, Wash., Christine Rice and her husband, Craig, of Leicester, Patricia Lane of Marlborough, and Robert Lane of Hudson; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother and a sister. Visiting hours are Thursday, Feb. 19, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough (www.Morrisfuneralparlor.com). A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m., at St. Matthew Church, Highland Street, Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to St. Matthew Church, 105 Southville Road, Southborough, MA 01772, or Office for the New Evangelization, c/o Matt Williams, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184.

Hilda V. Baris of Methuen, registered nurse METHUEN Hilda V. (Staller) Baris, of Methuen, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, in the Broadway Care & Rehabilitation of Methuen. She was the former wife of the late Rolland G. Baris Sr. Mrs. Baris was a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital in Worcester. She had previously been a computer programmer. Mrs. Baris was born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Jacob Staller and the late Minnie (Oliver) Staller Lamouria. She had been a resident of Shrewsbury and Southborough prior to moving to Methuen in 2003. Mrs. Baris attended Worcester State College and Quinsigamond Community College, both in Worcester. Mrs. Baris is survived by three sons, Rolland G. and his wife, Laurette L. Baris of Dracut, Charles R. and his wife, Cathy Baris of Whitinsville, and George A. Baris of Lakeworth, FL; one daughter, Linda I. and her husband, Lou Baldassare of Warwick, RI; three sisters; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by one granddaughter, Lisa Ann Baris. BARIS Funeral services will be held Thurs., Feb. 19, 2009 at 7 PM in the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, 480 Church St. Whitinsville, MA 01588 following the visiting hours. Visiting hours will be Thurs., Feb. 19, 2009 from 4-7 P.M. in the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 2nd Chance Animal Shelter Inc., 111 Young Rd. P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield, MA 01515. www.bumafuneralhome.com

Barbara Coulson Ross

 ROSS, Barbara Coulson Barbara Coulson Ross, 74, of Wethersfield, died peacefully at her home on February 15, 2009 with her family at her side following a year-long courageous battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her husband, Bradford H. Ross, to whom she was married for almost 52 years. Barbara was born in Marlborough, MA on May 14, 1934, and raised by her mother and grandmother in Southborough, MA. She graduated from Boston University School of Education in 1956, and received a Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of Rhode Island in 1977. Barbara taught kindergarten and first grade in both Connecticut and California before marrying Brad on May 4, 1957. Barbara also worked as a Circulation Librarian for the Illinois Central College from 1970-71, and for Aetna Life & Casualty as a Life Insurance Underwriter and also a Customer Service Supervisor for the Group Insurance Preferred Dental Plan before she retired in 1995. Barbara was an expert quilter and miniaturist, winning many awards for her intricate creations. She was an active member of the Newington School House Quilters where she enjoyed sharing her love of quilting with others who also loved the craft. Barbara and her husband loved to travel and camp with their recreational vehicle, and have traveled extensively with it throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. They had just returned from a wonderful 47-day RV tour of New Zealand and Australia when Barbara became ill. Barbara was a member of the Wethersfield United Methodist Church, and she and Brad were very active members of the Starcraft Camper Club, the "National Camping Travelers" (a Masonic Family Camping Club), and the Holiday Rambler Recreational Vehicle Club. Barbara was also a member of the Good Intent Chapter No. 17, O. E. S. Besides her husband, she is survived by her three daughters: Andra R. Haber of Dover, DE and her husband Carl; Deborah R. Dunstan of Nashville, TN; and Judy L. Ross of Alexandria, VA; her granddaughters Stephanie and Elyse Dunstan of Springfield, VA, and Kati and Rebecca Haber of Dover, DE; her cousin Dorthea Wellman of Wimberly, TX; and 7 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Margaret O'Brien. Barbara's Funeral Service will be held at the Wethersfield United Methodist Church at 150 Prospect Street, Wethersfield on Friday, February 20, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Village Cemetery, Wethersfield. Calling hours will be held at the James T. Pratt Funeral Service, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield on Thursday, February 19, from 4-7 p.m., with the Order of Eastern Star performing a memorial service at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Masonicare Partners Home Health & Hospice at 111 Founders Plaza, Suite 200, East Hartford, 06108 or to the Wethersfield United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

JOSEPH SALMON SOUTH BURLINGTON - Surrounded by his loving family, Joseph D. Salmon, 81, of South Burlington, died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Feb. 13, 2009, after a valiant fight against Hodgkins lymphoma. Joseph was the son of Rose Austel Salmon and Francis Salmon of Southborough, Mass. He served in the army twice, first after graduating from high school in 1946, and again when he was drafted during the Korean War. He received a B.A. from American University and a master of Commercial Science degree from Strayer University. He was a Certified Public Accountant and worked for the Internal Revenue Service for many years out of the Newport and Burlington offices. In the 1980s, Joseph helped lead his colleagues into the computer age by becoming their instructor in the use of computer technology. Computers remained a lifelong fascination. Joseph was a great athlete. He played football and basketball in high school and was an excellent swimmer and diver. He enjoyed biking the hills and valleys of Vermont. In middle age he became a serious amateur weightlifter, and competed in meets sponsored by the World Powerlifting Alliance until he was 75 years old. He held the record for bench press in the over 65 category at 300 pounds. He was an avid fan of the Vermont Ravens semi-pro football team founded by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Salmon in 2006, as he previously had been of the Vermont Ice Storm when Michael played and coached for that team. A devoted husband and father, Joseph was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Mary Corker Salmon in 2007. He is survived by his daughter Joyce Greene and her husband Thomas of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; his daughter Marylynn Salmon and her husband Joseph O'Rourke of Northampton, Mass.; and his son Michael D. Salmon and his wife Linda of Colchester. His grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, all living, are Hal Walker and his wife Jessica Walker of Brooklyn, N.Y., Eleanor O'Rourke of Boston, Mass., and Russell O'Rourke of Northampton, Melissa Salmon and her children Corey, Nicholas, and Keisha of Colchester, Rebecca Blood, her partner Abbe Sweeney, and children Alexander and Noah of South Burlington, Bradley Ploof, his wife Elizabeth, and daughters Faith and Adaline of Essex Junction, Stacey Ploof and her partner Marc Ferlo of Marlboro, Mass., and her daughters Alicia Chapman of Colchester and Brooke and Taylor Ferlo of Marlboro, Mass., and Amanda Lavallee and her daughter Aspen of Georgia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint John Vianney Parish Church in South Burlington on Friday, Feb. 20, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Berlin Corner Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036-3604.
 

Rolling by

February 17, 2009 - Gearing up for the spring and summer months, these bikers sprint up Southville Road.

It's All about the Hay

February 17, 2009 - A Mini-goat shows off it's new hairstyle of hay for the photographer.

SPORTS NEWS

ARHS Sports 2/18/09

Boys JV Ice Hockey VS Westboro High School Northstar Rink 11:05AM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Leominster High School Northstar Rink 5:50PM

AVRTHS Sports 2/18/09

Boys Varsity Basketball VS Newburyport High School Gym 1:00PM
 Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Grafton High School Click for directions North Star 3:20PM
 Girls JV Basketball VS Clinton High School   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Murdock High School New England 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Basketball VS Clinton High School   5:00PM

Southborough Firefighters featured on video for WBZ-TV

Click here to go to the WBZ TV video page and click Ice Safety a concern for Ice Fishermen, skaters

Southborough Readers can always use the tabs above to access several major news stations in the Boston market.  Tabs for the Town house, police, fire, recreation, arts, weather, and the outdoors and numerous community links can be accessed.

Spring Prep

February 16, 2009 - Paul Bourdon shovels cow manure from his truck to the Southborough Community gardens in anticipation of turning the soil for spring planting.

Maple Sugaring Tours at River Bend Farm - Uxbridge

Saturday - March 7, 14, 21                  Sunday - March 8, 15, 22

maple sugaring

11 AM – 3:30 PM

 

If you have ever wondered how maple syrup is made or want to learn how to make it yourself, this popular program is for you! – event flyer-

Brookwood Farm Maple Sugar Days - Milton

March 7 & 8

10 am – 4 pm

It’s sugarin’ time in the Blue Hills! Join us as we make maple syrup in the traditional way at beautiful DCR Brookwood Farm in Milton. – event flyer-

 

Breakheart Reservation - Saugus

Pre-registration:  Monday thru Friday, starting Mon, Feb. 2, 10am-4pm.  School and non-profit groups can sign up for Breakheart’s Annual Maple Sugarin’ event. Tours will run March 16, 18, 19, 20, and 23. Pre-registration required: Call Rita at 617-727-1199, ext. 406… For program info, call 781-233-9328.

(Note: The Maple Sugarin’ program will be offered to the general public on Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22.) - north metro region flyer-

 

Robert S. Benson,

Southborough, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at Marlborough Hospital, after a period of declining health. He was the husband of Margaret (Flynn) Benson for the past 65 years. Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough.
 

Snowmobile Accident

A Southborough, MA woman, Sally Abdou, was seriously injured after being thrown from a snowmobile driven by a Connecticut resident. The accident occurred in Waterbury, VT on the Route 100 Corridor South Trail. Ms Abdou was transported by helicopter to Fletcher Allen Healthcare where she is being treated for serious head and facial injuries.

The Algonquin Regional High School

Wrestling Team Sponsors:

“A Night of Comedy and Improv Smack Down”

with Tom Franck and the ARHS Improvisation group

Tom Franck, a Professional Los Angeles comedian

seen on Comedy Central, will host the event and

close the evening with his refreshing and family

oriented stand up comedy act

 

Where: The Trottier Middle School Auditorium

Southborough, MA

When: Monday, February 23 at 7:00 PM

Adults: $12

Students: $5

Tickets available at the door

*This show is rated PG-13 & children without an

Algonquin ID must be accompanied by Parent

College Tuition Seminar

"How to Pay for College without Sacrificing Your Retirement"

Join Tom Higgins Certified Financial Planner, College Planning Specialist and Author

March 10, 2009 6:30pm

Senior Center

$7/pp Registration Required

 

Looking at Oreo's

February 16, 2009 - Looking for an Oreo but not the cookie. The Belted Galloways are up in their winter pasture at Davco Farms.

Looking where to take that older television?

 Best Buy stores nationwide now offer electronics recycling.

You trust us when it's time to buy the latest electronics. You can also trust us to help you safely dispose of your old ones.

Now you can bring everything from TVs and computers to DVD players and more to any U.S. Best Buy store, and we'll recycle it. Best Buy does not charge a fee for recycling most consumer electronics. However, we do charge $10 for TVs, CRTs, monitors and laptops, which is offset with a $10 gift card.

We accept up to two items per household per day.

Find nearest store >

Recycling program FAQs >

Best Buy electronics
recycling standards >

$10 recycling fee and $10 gift card offer do not apply to stores in California, or to any Insignia®, Dynex® or VPR Matrix® products. Gift card good toward future purchase.

Console TVs, or TVs and monitors larger than 32"

Use our haul-away or pickup programs to recycle these items.

Electronics containing Freon

Please contact your local solid waste disposal department for help with recycling air conditioners, dehumidifiers and mini refrigerators.

Appliances

Use our haul-away or pickup programs to recycle items such as refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washers and dryers, ranges and microwaves.

 

WEEKEND FIREBALLS:  A daylight fireball over Texas on Sunday, Feb. 15th, triggered widespread reports that debris from a recent satellite collision was falling to Earth. Those reports were premature. Researchers have studied video of the event and concluded that the object was more likely a natural meteoroid about one meter wide traveling more than 20 km/s--much faster than orbital debris.  Meteoroids hit Earth every day, and the Texas fireball was apparently one of them. 

There's more: On Friday, Feb. 13th, people in central Kentucky heard loud booms, felt their houses shake, and saw a fireball streaking through the sky. This occurred scant hours after another fireball at least 10 times brighter than a full Moon lit up the sky over Italy.  Although it is tempting to attribute these events to debris from the Feb. 10th collision of the Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251 satellites, the Kentucky and Italy fireballs also seem to be meteoroids, not manmade objects. Italian scientists are studying the ground track of their fireball, which was recorded by multiple cameras, and they will soon begin to hunt for meteorites.

Videos, eye-witness reports and more information about these events may be found at http://spaceweather.com.
 

An organization called the 
FIREFIGHTERS SUPPORT FOUNDATION
is currently soliciting donations in Southborough.
This organization 
IS NOT CONNECTED IN ANY WAY
with the Southborough Fire Department.
Funds collected by the
FIREFIGHTERS SUPPORT FOUNDATION
based in Medford Massachusetts
DO NOT BENEFIT
the Southborough Fire Department, or the aerial ladder fund.

 

SPORTS NEWS

ARHS Sports 2/17/09

Girls Varsity Basketball @ WESTBORO TOURNAMENT   TBA
 Boys Varsity Basketball @ ACTON BOXBORO TOURNAMENT High School TBA

AVRTHS Sports 2/17/09

No Sports Scheduled

COACHES WANTED
Algonquin Regional — Freshman baseball, freshman boys’ lacrosse. Send résumé, cover letter to Fran Whitten, director of athletics, Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., Northboro, MA 01532. Information: (508) 351-7010, ext. 1021.

Springtime Coming

February 15, 2009 - The snow has started to melt on many of the trails around town, but winter may not be over quite yet.

Runaway Turkey

February 15, 2009 - A turkey runs across the road and into the woods on Breakneck Hill Road.

Representative Dykema to Hold Office Hours

Boston- Representative Carolyn Dykema will be holding office hours in all towns of the 8th Middlesex District. Any resident who wishes to speak with the Representative and is unable to attend Office Hours should feel free to contact the office at (617) 722-2425 or e-mail leah.robins@state.MA.US to set up a personal appointment.

February 16 9-10:30 am Red Barn Coffee Roasters (Southborough)

  • 205 Turnpike Road
    Southborough, MA 01772

  • Checking in

    February 15, 2009 - Brittany from Girl Scout troop 2778 signs in guests yesterday at the Southborough Historical Society Museum.

    Sunset over Mt. Wachusett

    February 15, 2009 - Mt. Wachusett basks in the waning glow of the sunset tonight. Photo taken from a hill off Flanders Road, Westborough.

    Southborough meetings

    February 16 - February 20, 2009

    Meeting

    Date

    Time

    Where

    BOARD OF SELECTMEN
    Agenda
    Feb 17 7:0 PM Hearing Room Town house
    ASSABET VALLEY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL SCHOOL COMM. Feb 18 7:00 PM School Comm. Conf Room Assabet Valley
    CONSERVATION COMMISSION
    Agenda
     
    Feb 19 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
    PERSONNEL BOARD Feb 19 6:30 PM Town admin office town house

    Senior Schedule

    Monday 16

    Tuesday 17

    Wednesday 18

    Thursday 19

    Friday 20

    President's Day

    Closed

     

      9:30 Pool 8:30 Health Clinic

    10:00 Tina Bemis Dried Flower Arrangement

     

    9:30 Tai Chi

    10:00 Creative Writers 9:30  Mah Jongg 11:30 Movie and lunch
     

    11:00 Senior Singers

    11:30 Who is on Mt. Rushmore and why? 12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch 
      12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch  12:30 Pitch  
      12:30 Pitch 2:00 PM Fitness 1:00 PM bridge  
     

     

         
             

    Senior Center open @ 9:00 AM Saturdays

    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.

    MONDAY BLUE PLATE SPECIALS

    February (sorry no blue plates in January during renovation):

    Provided by TJ’s of Ashland

    Most meals include: veggies, rolls, coffee, soda, and desert

    Suggested Donation: $5.00

    February 16th ..............................Presidents Day Closed

    February 23rd ..............................Meatloaf

    3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism

    The New England Center for Children (NECC®) has scheduled our 3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism sponsored by Savings Bank Life Insurance of Massachusetts (SBLI) for Saturday, May 9, 2009!

    REGISTER NOW at our official 5K website at http://necc.kintera.org/5K.

    This site also has more details about the race, the course and information about how to become a sponsor or a volunteer.

    We look forward to seeing you on May 9!

    For questions or more information, please send an email walk09@necc.org.

    Mrs. Rose B. Gladwin, 89 of Southborough, MA formerly of Utica, NY passed away on Wednesday February 11, 2009 in Massachusetts.
    Rose was born in Utica on November 9, 1919 the daughter of Anthony and Agnes (Shappes) Gudlauski and received her education in Utica schools. On June 18, 1955 Rose married Leon Gladwin at St. George’s Roman Catholic Church in Utica. At one time she was employed with Divine Brothers in Utica and later was owner and operator of Better Brands Distributors (restaurant supply co.) on Columbia St. in Utica. Rose was a parishioner of Our lady of Lourdes Church in Utica and enjoyed cooking and sewing.
    Mrs. Gladwin is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Eileen and Michael Andrews of Southborough, MA; her grandson, Patrick D. Andrews of MA; sister-in-law, Julie Gudlauski of Utica and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donald and Wanda Gladwin and John and Dolores Zawada all of Utica. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was pre deceased by her husband Leon in 1981, her son, David Gladwin in 1977, one sister, Agnes Evans and four brothers, Anthony, Joseph, Alex and Edward Gudlauski.
    A memorial service will be held in Utica, NY in the Spring.
    In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Visiting Nurses Association Care Hospice in Rose’s memory.

     

    SPORTS NEWS

    ARHS Sports 2/16/09

    Girls Varsity Ice Hockey @ Masconomet High School Talbot Rink - 12:00PM
     Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ Wachusett Regional H.S. Northstar Rink 6:10PM

    AVRTHS Sports 2/16/09

    Boys JV Ice Hockey @ Ashland High School Click for directions North Star 11:40AM
     Boys Varsity Ice Hockey VS Ashland High School New England 2:10PM
    African-American History comes Alive in Southborough

    February 14, 2009 - David Cunningham a re-enactor with the Rhode Island 1st & 2nd regiment talks to the audience about how African-Americans were "enlisted" in the American Revolutionary forces.  This was the first in a series of several that are being held at the Southborough Historical Society Museum and sponsored by the Buffalo Soldiers Heritage, Inc and Stony Brook Museum.  The next in the series will take place February 28 from 10 am to 3 pm and feature Benny White and the 54th Regiment.  This group is just back from the presidential inauguration.

    St. Valentine's Day

    February 14, 2009 - Carolyn Gulbankian of Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist makes the finishing touches on a flower arrangement this afternoon.

    Owl Moon
    Sponsored by Moose Hill

    Program Location: Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
    Instructor: Patti Shaver
    Program Audience: All
    Program Code: 200-MH09WI1
    Fee: Adults $6.00 m/ $9.00 nm, Children $6.00 m/ $9.00 nm
    Number of Classes: 1
    Program Date(s) and Time(s):
        Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Whoooo comes out at night after the sun goes down? Learn about owls during the February school vacation week. Start with a brief indoor presentation and story before bundling up to head outside to call for these amazing hunters. It’s sure to be a hoot for all whoooo attend!

    Registration is required, unless otherwise noted.

    • To register for camp, please download a camp brochure found on our camp information page.
    • To sign-up for all other education programs, please download the program registration form* or contact the Sanctuary.
    • Please do not submit registration requests via e-mail

    For more information, contact: 

    Moose Hill
    293 Moose Hill Street
    Sharon, MA, 02067
    Phone: 781-784-5691
    E-mail: moosehill@massaudubon.org
    View Moose Hill's home page.

    17th Annual Mass Audubon Birders Meeting

     

     

    Birds and Birders on our National Wildlife Refuges

    For anyone with an interest in birds

    Saturday, March 7, 2009
    Worcester Technical High School, Worcester, MA
    (Google Map)

    A full day of workshops, speakers, wildlife updates, vendors, and more.
    Lunch included!

    This year’s Birders Meeting offers anyone with an interest in birds the opportunity to learn more about the rich resources that comprise the National Wildlife Refuge System, along with some of the challenges and opportunities constantly facing resource managers. As the federal agency principally charged with ensuring the well being and management of the rich wildlife resources of this country, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is an important ally of everyone who values open space dedicated to wildlife. Through the agency’s magnificent National Wildlife Refuge System, some of the best wildlife habitat in North America has been set aside and managed in perpetuity for birds.

    Also, in recognition of the 100-year anniversary of the birth of Roger Tory Peterson – “America’s greatest naturalist –” this year’s Birders Meeting will feature reflections by Lee Allen Peterson, son of the late RTP. In addition, a presentation by well-known birder and author, Kenn Kaufman, will make this an event not to be missed.

    Download Program Schedule and Registration Form (pdfs)

    Questions? Send email to Linda Cocca, or call her at (781) 259-2151.

    SPORTS NEWS

    ARHS Sports 2/15/0

    Girls Varsity Indoor Track @ STATES @ REGGIE LEWIS CENTER   1:00PM
     Girls Varsity Basketball @ WESTBOROUGH TOURNAMENT VS MILLBURY HS   1:45PM
     Boys Varsity Basketball @ ACTON BOXBORO TOURNMENT VS FRAMINGHAM HS High School 6:00PM

    AVRTHS Sports 2/15/09

    No Scheduled Events

    The Marlboro Senior Softball Assoc is having registration for the
    2009 season and we are looking for players of all talent levels. 55+ for
    men and 45+ for women.  You must reach that age by December 31st.  The
    only requirement is your willingness to get out and give it a try. We
    presently will have 2 teams that will play once a week in the morning. 
    Our schedule runs from April to September.  Contact Fred Scerra at (774)
    249-0143 or e-mail at
    marlsrsoftball@verizon.net.