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March 1 - March 7, 2009

Scenes from the 2009 Rotary Club Talent Show

March 7, 2009 - The Annual Rotary Talent Show was held last night at the Trottier Auditorium.

March 7, 2009 - A four vehicle accident occurred yesterday afternoon on Route 9 westbound just beyond Central Street.  There were no injuries to report.

Turn clocks ahead


Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour this weekend.  Daylight savings time begins on the second Sunday in March officially at 2:00 a.m. 

This is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and also your carbon monoxide alarms. 

 


Ladder Truck Fundraiser

March 7, 2009 - Over 250 tickets were sold for the Fireball.  The committee hopes to raise money through various sources to help defray the expense of replacing the defunct Southborough Ladder Truck.  For more information on how to donate click here.  To see a video of tonight's Fireball click here.

DCR Brookwood Farm Maple Sugar Days

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. Put on your boots and flannel shirt and join in the fun! Smell the wood smoke as you watch clouds of steam rise from the bubbling sap. Savor the taste of real maple syrup. Enjoy a wagon ride on the Maple Express for an additional fee. Activities for all ages. - event flyer-

Blue Hills Reservation | Maple Sugaring Programs | Programs-Events

Railroad Crossing

March 5, 2009 - Empty tracks through the Boro's at Main Street, Southborough. The CSX track is a main run north toward Fitchburg.

Public Information Meeting

“How You Can Control Southborough’s Tax Rate”

Monday March 16, at the Southborough Town House

Thursday March 5, 2009 -- The Southborough Advisory Committee is holding a public information meeting “How You Can Control Your Property Tax Rate” on Monday March 16 at 7:30PM at the Southborough Town House.

The meeting is an informational session for all Southborough voters. It will describe how Town Meeting and the ballot box sets the tax rate, and how your vote can affect it. “Many residents are unaware that Town Meeting is almost entirely responsible for deciding the Property Tax and that only voters can decide how much to tax themselves” said John Butler, Chairperson of the Advisory Committee. “Last year at Southborough Town Meeting just one vote, cast differently, would have lowered taxes $340 on the average house without reducing Town services. So your vote is always important.”

This year for the first time the Advisory Committee will present at Town Meeting two alternative budgets. Town Meeting voters will decide between a “No Tax Increase” budget and a “More Services” budget. These options will be explained at the upcoming information meeting.

Funding options for the proposed Ladder Truck will also be discussed.

Regardless of whether you want hold down your taxes or want more Town services, you should consider attending the meeting, because it will explain how the process works, and how you can influence it. The meeting will include a presentation by the Advisory Committee followed by a question and answer session. The Committee will also take questions on the current state of Town finances and the budget deliberations that are underway.

The Southborough Advisory Committee is the Southborough’s “finance committee” under state law. It is appointed by the Town Meeting Moderator and is charged with making recommendations on all budgets and all other matters before Southborough Town Meeting. For more information visit the Advisory Committee website at www.southboroughadvisory.nexo.com

Fire Log

Saturday 2/28/09

07:33 EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ BURNETT RD
A29 FF PIERCE FF COBB
C30 FF HOGAN

18:49 SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT GRAYSTONE WY
E22 FF ASPESI FF NEAL

Sunday 3/1/09

07:05 TRAINING - FIRE MAIN ST
HQ1 LT DANO FF ROACH FF COBB FF NEAL

Monday 3/2/09

10:00 VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES CORDAVILLE RD
A29 FF KANE FF ASPESI
C20 CHIEF MAURO
C27 CAPT MAURO
E23 LT SADOWSKI FF FRANKS


10:30 MISC. SAFETY INSPECTION HIGHLAND ST
C27 CAPT MAURO

13:30 ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING MAIN ST
C1 CHIEF MAURO

14:30 SMOKE OR ODOR REMOVAL NEWTON ST
C27 CAPT MAURO
E22 LT SADOWSKI FF FRANKS
E23 FF KANE FF ASPESI 
More Fire Log

Won't be Long Now

March 5, 2009 - Bluebirds and other birds will flock back to the Breakneck hill Conservation area.

Choate Fund Grants Available

In the past, the Choate Fund has supported the 9/11 Memorial Field, the clearing of walking trails, an after-school field hockey program, outdoor activity areas for Woodward and Mary Finn schools, and lights and field renovations at Choate Field.

Applications should be sent by April 15 to John C. Warren, head of school, St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlborough Road, Southborough, MA 01772.

Choate Fund Trustees will review the applications and hope to make their decision by May 11.

Applications should include a brief statement of purpose, a proposed budget, and a description of intended beneficiaries.

Members of the Trustees are Paul Gaffney, chairman, Southborough School Committee; John Warren, head of school, St. Mark’s School; and Robert J. Gustavson Jr., head of the Fay School.

The Choate Fund was created by Charles F. Choate who wanted his estate to support recreation projects of benefit to the entire town of Southborough, particularly the town’s young people.

 

A Southborough News Reader passed along information on a new documentary about Lyme disease.  I know our family has battled Lyme Disease before and probably will again.  I also know of others that have had family members affected by the disease and even pets that have died from Lyme Disease.  It is often under-diagnosed or misdiagnosed altogether.  I watched the trailer and found the movie/documentary very interesting and thought Southborough News Readers may find it informative also.  Click here for "Under Our Skin".

Divine Kitchens, LLC
 
 
Divine Kicked Off the Year with Second
Best of Boston Home Accolade

 
 
Best of BostonThe Boston Home magazine write-up suggested that this "design studio excels at all aspects of kitchen design" and says Divine will "mind your budget (however large or small), making the process downright enjoyable." We're proud to be singled out again for innovation in countertops.
 A Green Spring at Divine
Divine Green Kitchen Studio Open for Tours and Events
 
Divine ShowroomTake a look at the completed Green Kitchen Studio in Divine's Westborough showroom! It includes cabinets from Holiday Kitchens, an environmentally responsible cabinet maker in Wisconsin.

Holiday Kitchens will debut the Robin Wilson Home line of ecofriendly custom cabinetry this month at the Architectural Digest show, followed by the April 2009 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Atlanta. The cabinetry has over 100 door styles in varying materials from bamboo,Divine Showroom coconut, Wenge, stainless steel, plus hardwood in cherry, maple, oak with low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) finishes. This frameless, custom-cabinetry line has over 10% more usable storage space maximizing storage, cleaning and functionality, compared to framed cabinetry. Robin Wilson, whose name appears on this line of cabinetry in an unprecedented licensing arrangement, has done notable ecofriendly projects including the 2008 Good Housekeeping LEED certified Holiday Kitchens live Greenshowhouse.

Divine Kitchen's Green Kitchen Studio also includes energy-efficient appliances from Gaggenau and a combination of great lighting options.
In addition, the area combines green concrete as well as recycled Icestone countertops.

Divine Kitchen's Green Kitchen Studio, one of the only displays of its kind in New England, also includes energy-efficient appliances from Gaggenau and a combination of great lighting options. This is a great place to explore the elements, costs and benefits of green design in the kitchen and bath.
Call 508-366-5670 if you would a free showroom consultation including an opportunity to learn about how to make your kitchen green!  
Remodeling Intelligently is the Watchword
Divine Seminars are filled with homeowners keen on learning about the smart way to remodel in this economy.
 
 
While the press may be scaring people into believing nobody is buying, building or remodeling homes, the truth is something different in Greater Boston and Central Massachusetts.
 
"Plenty of people are still remodeling, but we are finding that people don't want to be extravagant," said Mariette Barsoum, owner of Divine Kitchens. "They want to be educated about where their remodeling dollars go and where the trade-offs are when updating a kitchen or bath. Everyone wants to save money, but they still want quality and good design."
 
Barsoum says she has seen manufacturers now throwing in upgrades that would have cost extra before and several are running limited-time offers that can save homeowners money.
 
In Divine's popular free seminars, homeowners can learn how to literally save thousands of dollars while maintaining and enhancing the value of their home and their personal experience while living there. The seminars are designed to be small (no more than 4-6 couples) to allow homeowners the opportunity to ask questions and get specific about their own projects. They are filling quickly as homeowners are looking for ways to remodel intelligently.
 
You may register online at www.divinekitchens.com or call 508-366-5670 to reserve your spot...

Saturdays, March 7th or April 4th - 10:30AM
How Much Will My Dream Bath Cost?
Learn all you need to know about the remodeling process and what goes into designing the master, family or guest bath space you imagine. Find out how to evaluate trade-offs that can save you thousands of dollars in your remodeling project.
 
Saturdays, March 14th or April 18th - 10:30AM
How Much Will My Dream Kitchen Cost?
Learn all you need to know about the remodeling process and what goes into designing the kitchen you imagine. Explore how homeowners can evaluate trade-offs that can save thousands of dollars when remodeling.
Westborough Newcomers to Host Event at Divine
 

 
Westborough Newcomers ClubDivine Kitchens is looking forward to hosting the Westborough Newcomers Club at the showroom for their March wine tasting event. The club is more than 25 years old and comprised of newcomers and established residents of the town alike. They have a wide variety of social events, as well as fundraising and charitable initiatives. Divine Showroom

The Divine showroom is available to non-profit organizations free of charge and can accommodate 25 people in a seated setting or up to 75 people in a cocktail party atmosphere. Guests are welcome to utilize two beautiful live kitchens, as well as seating, glassware and dishes. For more information on hosting your event at Divine, call 508-366-5670 today.
 
Relamping Divine Showroom Pays Off!
 

 
As proof positive that greening up your home is really an investment that can pay off, Divine Kitchens stayed ahead of the curve by replacing all lighting fixtures with LED lights in its Westborough showroom.  These LED fixtures put out beautiful white light.  They look just like regular recessed lights.  Compared to Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL), they are far more efficient and last longer.  When it is finally time to replace them (in about 10 years!), it is safe to do so, because they do not include mercury.Divine Showroom
 
"California's Title 24 requires that all new homes and remodels adhere to energy-efficient lighting," said Mariette Barsoum, owner of Divine. "We thought we should lead the way in Massachusetts and show homeowners that energy-efficient LED lighting can be great and save money."
 
In fact the new lighting implementation has yielded a savings of no less than $200 per month for Divine's showroom. When you are remodeling any space in your home, allow Divine to help you explore energy-efficient lighting options.
 
Divine Taste: Miniature Quiches
 
 
These little gems of flavor are filled with green onions, cheese and bacon and can be served on any occasion. Serve as hors d'oeuvres passed on a tray at a cocktail party. Quiches are also a treat as a first course with a small salad or as part of a brunch buffet.
       
Cooking Time: 10 to 15 minutes
Oven Temperature: 380°F preheated
Moisture: 100%
Utensils: Two 12 cup miniature muffin pans and wire rack
Makes 24
 Gaggenau Steam Oven
Ingredients
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
4 ounces bacon slices, cooked crisp and crumbled
2 tablespoons sliced green onions
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
3/4 cup grated Emmentaler cheese or Swiss cheese
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
 
In a bowl beat eggs with milk, cream, nutmeg and white pepper. Set aside.  Heat a skillet and melt butter. Add chopped onions and sauté until softened; cool slightly. Stir the cooled sautéed onions, crumbled bacon and green onions into the egg mixture. Generously butter or grease pans and sprinkle bottoms of cups with bread crumbs. Shake pan to distribute. Divide the grated cheeses evenly on top of the bread crumbs. Evenly divide quiche mixture into cups. Bake in preheated oven until set and cheese is melted and lightly browned.

You are invited to visit Divine Kitchens in Westborough to view Gaggenau's amazing steam oven and other appliances and learn about their energy efficiency and healthful cooking benefits.
 
 
Mariette head shotThank you for viewing our newsletter.  I sincerely hope you find the contents informative.  If you have questions, comments, or if we can be of any further assistance, please contact us. 

Sincerely,

Mariette Barsoum, CKD
 
(508) 366-5670
 
SPORTS NEWS

ARHS Sports 3/6/09

No Sports Scheduled

AVRTHS Sports 3/6/09

No Scheduled Events

On Saturday, March 28, the Mary Finn School, 60 Richards Road, Southborough MA will be hosting FINN MARCH MADNESS, a 5K run/2 mile walk to benefit the Finn School.  The race begins at 9:00 AM with a registration from 7:30-8:30AM.  Pre-register online for $20 at www.runreg.com, or register the day of the race for $25.  The field closes at 500 runners, so register early!  T-shirts will be provided for all pre-registered runners/walkers.  We will also offer babysitting for a minimal charge to those who pre-register so that parents can run/walk together!!  Come and join the fun! 

Playground After Dark

March 5, 2009 - The Tot Lot behind the Town House sits lonely at night.  Apparently the snow has kept visitors away too.

Some Day Soon

March 4, 2009 - Someday maybe we will seen green grass and golfers.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

MAIN STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT

There will be a meeting to update residents on the Main Street Project on

Wednesday, March 25th at 7:00pm in Cordaville Hall.

The meeting is intended to be a kick-off meeting for residents to gain an

understanding of MassHighway’s concerns with the original 25% project

submittal, meet the new project consultants, voice their concerns to the new

consultants, and be briefed on the Town and consultant’s re-submittal

process and project schedule from this point forward.

PURPURA AWARDED EAGLE SCOUT RANK

On Sunday February 8, the 99th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America, James Purpura of Southborough, MA was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony held at Pilgrim Church, Southborough.  James is the 54th scout to achieve the Eagle rank in Troop 1, Southborough.

To earn the Eagle Scout rank, the highest advancement in scouting, a scout must fulfill requirements in the areas of leadership, service and outdoor skills.  According to the Boy Scouts of America, only about five percent of all scouts achieve the distinguished Eagle designation.

During his five years as a boy scout, James earned 29 merit badges, many of which he worked on during numerous hiking and camping trips.  During the summer of 2007, James attended the troop’s “Big Trip,” a eight-night camping trip to Yellowstone National Park, and in 2005, he participated in a seven-night camping trip to Acadia National Park. 

In addition to his participation on camping trips, James also served in advancing leadership roles for the troop including assistant senior patrol leader and senior patrol leader. 

A major part of earning the Eagle rank is planning and completing a service project which must demonstrate leadership of others and provide service to a worthy institution other than the Boy Scouts. 

With assistance from the troop, James’ Eagle project entailed designing, clearing and marking two new trails on the Breakneck Hill Conservation land in Southborough.  The project, which was completed in May 2008, provides walkers and hikers with clear designation of trails, as well as additional shade in the summer months.   James worked with the Southborough Conservation Stewardship Committee in the planning stages of the project. 

James is the son of John and Lesa Purpura and is a sophomore at Algonquin Regional High School.

Boy Scout Troop 1 Southborough has been providing young men with scouting opportunities since 1915.  It is part of the Tri-River District of the Knox Trail Council.

Dennis F. Wrenn

 

 

Dennis F. Wrenn, age 58, of North Grafton, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 20, 2009 in Athens, Greece.

At the time of his death, Mr. Wrenn was leading his award winning Algonquin Regional High School Jazz Band on a winter concert tour.

He leaves behind life-long friend and mother of his children, Elizabeth Johnson of Auburn; his children: Jessica Wrenn Still and husband, Bradley of Auburn; Elizabeth Wrenn Nichols and her husband John, of Shrewsbury; and son, Scott Wrenn, and his wife Brooke Williamson Wrenn, of Auburn. In addition he leaves four grandchildren whom he dearly loved: Wyatt M. Lyons, Travis D. Nichols, John-John Nichols and Madison T. Wrenn. Dennis also leaves his mother, Mary A. Wrenn of South Grafton; brother, Stephen J. Wrenn and wife Linda of North Grafton; brother, Daniel M. Wrenn and wife Michelle of Worcester; also, nephews: Patrick Wrenn, Bryan Wrenn, Andrew Wrenn and niece, Jennifer Wrenn; sister-in-law, Margaret Spinner of Boxboro; brother-in law, William S. Deardern of Auburn; nephew, Kevin Spinner of San Francisco and niece, Karen Spinner of San Francisco; and mother-in law, Anne Yvonne Dearden of Auburn. Dennis was pre-deceased by his father, Francis M. Wrenn and his father-in-law, William S. Dearden.

Born in Worcester, Dennis, a graduate from Grafton High School, earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and a Masters Degree in Education Administration from Worcester State College. He was a consummate music educator for more than 32 years with 28 years engaged in teaching the bands, orchestras and small ensemble at the Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, MA. Dennis loved his school, his school students, and knew how to bring the best out of everyone.

Dennis was a positive personality whose cell phone ring tone, "Always Look On the Bright Side of Life" (Life of Brian/Spamalot) epitomized his enthusiasm for living. Dennis lived life with commitment and gusto and was involved in every aspect of teaching and learning. School, music, and the well being of children were central to his core of existence.

Dennis thoroughly enjoyed fatherhood and family life too. He supported his children during their childhood in dance competitions, music lessons, and traveled many miles to various baseball tournaments and arts competitions to cheer his children on. In addition to the many performances, award ceremonies, athletic events, and graduations he attended, Dennis enjoyed spending time with his family on holidays and other celebratory events. He enjoyed capturing all moments with his camera. Dennis loved hockey and the Bruins and was a season's ticket holder for over 20 years. He loved to share the games with members of his family and friends.

Dennis was known throughout the music and theatre communities of Massachusetts and New England. Through the years, he literally worked with thousands of students and adults in various music and theatre venues ranging from school events, district and state competitions, community theatre, college concerts, church music, and professional "gigs". Dennis also was the Music Director for the King Richard's Faire in Carver.

Volunteer work involved many leadership positions in organizations such as the Massachusetts Music Educators Association, Central District Music, International Association of Jazz Educators, and the Massachusetts Instrumental Conductors' Association. He served as guest conductor in many New England All State and District Concerts. Dennis was honored on many occasions as Jazz Educator of the Year, Outstanding Music Educator and his performing groups earned first place trophies in many competitions locally, in New England and nationally.

Vacations for Dennis usually meant leading student musicians on performance trips in the United States and Europe. Music and student musical achievement was a focus that amped Dennis throughout his life. He was always there for everyone!

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Dennis' visiting hours on Sunday, March 8, 2009 from 2PM-6PM at Britton-Wallace Funeral Home at 91 Central Street in Auburn, MA. His funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Monday, March 9, 2009 at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Waterville Street in North Grafton, MA. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, North Grafton.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Northborough-Southborough Music Association, c/o Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough for a scholarship in Dennis' name.
 

Loren D. "Bud" Pettibone

 

 

Loren D. “Bud” Pettibone, 91, of Ocala, FL and formerly a long time resident of Southborough died on Friday, February 28, 2009.

He was the husband of Rita (Pellerin) Pettibone for the last 73 years.

Mr. Pettibone was employed at the General Electric Company in Pittsfield Ma. At the outbreak of the war he was transferred to the Naval Ordinance Division on special assignment before entering the professional service of the Boy Scouts of America. He joined the Boy Scouts in 1929 and served in many capacities as a volunteer up until 1944 when he attended the National Training Institute for Professional Scouting. After completing his professional training he returned to the Berkshire County council in Pittsfield to help establish a summer camp for the council. In Sept. of 1945 he was transferred to the Worcester Area Council and was serving 2 districts in the Webster and Southbridge area. He was appointed Director of Camping and directed the Treasure Valley Camp and the treasure Trails Canoe trips in the Adirondack Mts. In March of 1949 Bud was transferred to the greater Boston Council as District Executive of the Arbor Way District. In 1951 he was appointed Assistant Scout Executive and Director of Camping. It was during this time that the council was relocating Loon Pond Cam to Parker Mountain in Barnstead NH. Bud was in charge of the construction of the camp and during this assignment assisted in the purchase of the Bob Couzy Basketball Camp which abutted Adams Pond Camp and established the Explorer Base for Senior Scouting. Following this assignment Bud was appointed Director of Training for the council. In developing a Training Reservation out in the Blue Hills in Milton, Bud took over the operation and was in charge of the construction and operation of the Reservation until July of 1962. That same year Bud was assigned on a temporary basis to the Algonquin Council in Framingham, MA. When he arrived at this assignment he was aware that Camp Resolute was about to go into receivership. The camp was run down and deep in debt. He knew he needed help to change this situation and turned to friends and dedicated scouters. They worked together and drilled 2 artesian wells and rebuilt the waterfront, a new shower house and rifle range. It was at that time that Bud acquired 3 houses in Sudbury that were in the process of being destroyed by the construction of the Tennessee Gas line. He took the tree houses and with the help of many volunteers dismantled the buildings and hauled them to Bolton. They were reconstructed by the staff to become the Administration Building and the Program Building. During all this time Bud served as District Executive of the West District until his retirement in1979. This year of 2009 he will have celebrated approximately 70+ years in the scouting program. In addition to Bud’s interest in the field of Camping and Training, much of his time was spent working with boys in trouble with the law. Throughout his professional career he worked with the Juvenile Probation officers in all the in which he served. He developed a program where any boy who was a first offender would be assigned to a unit under the leadership of selected people. The boys would then be assigned a program of advancement requirements and would work to help them achieve those goals. The program was very successful in all areas.

Bud was a member of the Rotary Club in Webster and Boston. He was a member of the Speakers Bureau in Boston and for several years a member of the Kiwanis in Framingham. He was also a charter member of the Golden Circle of Toastmasters in Framingham. One of the things he enjoyed most was being director of the choir here at St. Matthews for 7 years. He served on the church council, the finance committee, was a Eucharistic minister and a member of the R.C.I.A. committee.

Bud retired from scouting in 1979 but continued to work on committees such as the conservation committee for Southborough and was active on the North East Region Advisory Board for Retirees.

In addition to his wife he is survived by 2 daughters, Joan R. Gattozzi of Ocala, FL; RaeMarie MacKay of Weare, NH; a sister, Marion Sondrini of Pittsfield, MA; 9 Grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 4 to 8PM at Morris Funeral Home 40 Main St. Southborough, (morrisfuneralparlor.com

A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Friday, March 6, at 11 AM at St. Matthew Church, Highland St. Southborough. Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery, Southborough

Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Legacy House, Hospice of Marion County, 9505 SW 110th St., Ocala, FL 34481.
 

The Annual Town meeting begins April 13, 2009 at the Trottier Middle School.

There are many warrant articles and budget items under consideration.  The Southborough Advisory Committee would like to invite residents to check out their website by clicking here.  The Advisory Committee has been meeting on a weekly basis to provide a fiscally sound budget.

SPORTS NEWS

ARHS Sports 3/5/09

No Sports Scheduled

AVRTHS Sports 3/45/09

No Scheduled Events

 

Last Chance to purchase Tickets

is Tuesday - March 3, 2009

Recent articles

Fox News Report on Ladder Truck

Boston Globe Article

Aerial Ladder Committee Report

Fire Ball Committee website

Gazebo in Snowstorm

March 3, 2009 - The Gazebo on Main Street sits in the waning light of the storm yesterday. 

Local Southborough based Company CEO Band Will Play at Berklee's Cafe 939 March 4, 8:00 PM

Dean Goodermote, CEO of Double-Take Software, which is located in Southborough, will be performing at Berkee College of Music.  He will be participating in an event called the Executive Series, a concert series showcasing bands whose members include Boston-area CEOs and corporate executives. 

The band Dean is in is called Red House and tomorrow, Dean Goodermote and the rest of the band will be performing at Berklee’s Executive Sessions at Berklee's Cafe 939, starting at 8pm.

Dean and his band, House Red are all Boston-area CEOs and corporate executives.

Q&A with House Red bass and vocalist Dean Goodermote, CEO and chairman of the board of directors at Double-Take Software

Next Performance: Executive Sessions at Berklee's Cafe 939; March 4, 8:00pm

1. How and when did House Red come to be? Where else has the band played? The actual band with a name, House Red, only became a band recently. The three other members of the band had been practicing together. I got a call from the lead guitar player, George Skelly, asking if I would come by and play (audition?) with them. He had been given my name by his guitar teacher when he asked him if he knew a bass player. I had not known any of them before. Because we are all busy and because at one point George had a long trial going on, we only practiced sporadically until we got ourselves on the card for the Carlisle 4th of July Celebration. We put together some tunes for that, mostly jazz, and from that we got a few requests to play, but the requests required dance music. So we went back to the woodshed and learned some rock and roll. Now we have a combination of both, and in some songs we combine the genres. Anyway, we are new as a band, but all the band members have previous music experience.

2.  While each band member has a full time executive job, what are the future plans for the band?  Have you recorded an album?  Nothing has been recorded. We are too busy. But I think that is not the goal anyway. We would like to play live. George has recorded at least one album and was recognized as Keyboardist of the Year for it I think. I have done some recording on my own for a compilation soon to be released. Maybe my mother will buy it.

3.  As a band member and a CEO, what is the most difficult part of balancing the responsibilities of both? The lack of talent, but I suspect that is not the answer you are looking for. I don’t think it is any different than any other demand. We are all busy and everyone has their demands and interests. Mothers have to balance work and children (so too do fathers, though it seems less for most). I could be a single mother working two jobs. That is demanding. It is odd, if I were a good golfer this question would never come up. In the end, I occasionally can defer something at work for music, but work comes first. I would love to have more time for music, but I fit it in when I can.

4. Do you have a favorite local musician or group?  What is your take on the Boston music scene? Not really, but I have been following a bass player, Alison Keslow. I see a fair amount of music though at Berklee and other spots - mostly national acts. There is a lot to see and hear in Boston.

5. You are also a member of the band Cluster-Funk, comprised almost completely of Double-Take Software employees – tell us more about that. Cluster-Funk, the Double-Take Software band, that performs covers from the 70s through today is a musical brew that blends bold, strident guitar power and cutting-edge jam sessions to create a medley that stands head and shoulders above your average cover band. Think Chili Peppers, U2, Sublime, Black Crows, and Neil Young to name a few . . .

Cluster-Funk formed in January 2006 and debuted at the BET Soundstage at Paradise Island in Orlando, and has played at numerous venues since including the 2006 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Boston, Hennessey's Pub in Boston, the Indianapolis Music Mill, Rain Las Vegas, Orlando's Hard Rock Live, the 2007 Microsoft WPC in Denver, House of Blues in Chicago, and the Ritz-Carlton San Juan.

6.  In addition to being in House Red, Cluster-Funk and your executive role you are also an active member in the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) freestyle skiing community.  As a man with many roles, which is your favorite? Being a Daddy - After that, I also really enjoy some of my board work with Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the New England Aquarium. I teach entrepreneurship in a German school, but I love playing music for and with people.

Wednesday, March 4th, 6pm

Morse Institute Library

14 East Central Street, Natick

BOSTON - The Office of Representative Carolyn Dykema invites the public to attend a Town Hall forum hosted by Governor Patrick. This is an opportunity for Metrowest residents to have a conversation with the Governor on his recently announced transportation plan. 

The Governor’s plan, which has been widely discussed in the media over the past week, includes transportation reforms and a proposed increase in the state fuel tax.

For those interested in more information on the Governor’s plan and the transportation challenges faced by the state, the following online resources are available:

Governor’s transportation website at www.youmovemassachusetts.org

Transportation Finance Commission report completed for the State in 2007 http://www.eot.state.ma.us/downloads/tfc/TFC_Findings.pdf

For more information, please contact Rep. Dykema’s State House Office at 617-722-2210 or Carolyn.Dykema@state.ma.us.

 

NEW!

RESUME WRITING SERVICE AND WORKSHOPS OFFERED AT THE SOUTHBOROUGH LIBRARY!

The Southborough Library has partnered with Pongo Resume to offer job seekers a free seven day paid subscription to Pongo’s online resume builder!

This website is accessible through the Library’s page on the Southborough web site:

www.southboroughtown.org

RESUME WRITING WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS:

THURSDAY, MARCH 19

7:00 pm

SATURDAY, MARCH 21

10:00 am

Stories, crafts and music will be provided on both dates for children while parents attend the workshops.

PLEASE CALL 508-485-5031 FOR MORE INFORMATION

Red-Tail Watch

March 3, 2009 - A Red - Tailed Hawk sits watch over the old cemetery this past Saturday. Probably trying to collect a dinner before all the snow.

March 3, 2009 - Selectmen's meeting.  Southborough Arts Council Chair Lynne McKay and Southborough and Director Emily van Nort gave the Selectmen and a packed audience a power point presentation on the Arts Center of Southborough building, the former South Union Elementary School on Highland Street. There had been several budget and Selectmen’s meetings held where the building came into question for being utilized by the town. Pros and cons for consolidation of the town resources housed in the old school have been discussed with the Recreation department and the Facilities dept but not the Arts Council. The heating situation in the building has demanded attention as the price of oil has risen and the older building does not heat adequately to save money. The costs of maintaining the Arts Center has risen dramatically over the years and Selectmen are looking at ways to either mothball it or come up with creative ideas for having all parties that utilize the building assist with the maintenance costs, especially the heating bill.

The Southborough Arts Council took over the building several years ago for an art gallery and studio for artists and classes. The building was not ADA compliant and it was deemed an elevator was needed for the Art Center. In 2002 at town meeting funds were approved for an elevator, however, due to various reasons specifically the electrical phase supplied to the building for an elevator use was not right and the elevator soon was out of commission. Numerous pole and National Grid hearings were held in order to get the right type of electrical line to the building to supply the power to run the elevator. The elevator as of this December has been inspected and is now running.

Lynne McKay and Emily van Nort explained that with the elevator out, the Arts Center could not host gallery shows and lost potential revenue in donations and membership for lack of such shows. Some artists even severed ties with the Arts Center when shows were cancelled and the elevator situation did not improve. They just held their first show in two years and have also hosted over sixty families during art classes and school vacation camp. The Arts Center is scheduled to host more shows coming up very shortly and throughout the year. They are hoping that with these exhibits and the Arts Center open more hours that people will begin once again to take out memberships and support the Art Center.

Selectman Boland told them that they have to be creative and they have to work with the other departments within the building for scheduling of events. Currently the Tae Kon Do brings in $1300 a month that is used toward maintenance costs of the building. The town does not want to lose this. Emily said they are working with the Recreation Department in scheduling their shows and exhibits so as not to conflict with recreational programs. Selectman Phaneuf asked if the Arts Center could charge for space used for exhibits but was told that the Arts Center at this time has no plans for that as they are hoping to build up their membership and resident artists.

Many in the audience voiced their support of the Arts Center saying Southborough has always been known for supporting art, that there is a very good Algonquin Regional High School Art collaboration with the center and that it is one of the only art galleries around the area towns.

Right after the Arts Center hearing came the Southborough Historical Commission with Southborough Facilities Department with the bids for window repairs to the Art Center. The Historic Commission has been working with the Community Preservation Commission to restore parts of the building and to have it placed on a register of historic buildings. One of the projects is to have the windows removed and sent out to have new glazing and putty put on them. They would then be put back in and there would be interior or exterior storm windows then put on. There is the potential for up to a twenty-five per cent savings in the cost of heating the building with the newly repaired windows and storms. The bid was approved to Whipple Construction.

In other Selectmen business they appointed Haley DiStefano to the Youth Commission and appointed the following Reserve Officers Ryan Caneen, Keith Nichols, William J. Woodford. Krista Hawley was appointed to ZAC. Selectmen also accepted $5,000 from the Fay School for the PILOT program. Merit pay increases were given to town employees - Dawn Michanowicz, Tamara Hadley, Catherine Tarr and Beth Rosenblum.

Another item on the agenda was a request from the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission for approval of a monitor for the Keno to Go lottery. It would have been placed at Turnpike Food and Liquor. Selectmen denied it and are sending a letter back to the Massachusetts State Lottery with their intention.

SPORTS NEWS

ARHS Sports 3/4/09

Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ QUARTER FINALS VS GARDNER WCC 7:30PM

AVRTHS Sports 3/4/09

No Scheduled Events

School's out and Sledding's in

March 2, 2009 - With another day off school, the hill at St. Mark's Golf Course was once again full of youngsters sledding, skiing and snowboarding.  Colder weather has moved in with the snow.

Feeding Time

March 2, 2009 - Warblers feed on thistle.

Paper Spill

March 2, 2009 - Southborough DPW workers clean up a large paper spill along Route 85/Cordaville Road late last week. The spill occurred between the Massachusetts Turnpike overpass and Town Centre Plaza.  (contributed photo).

United Parishes Lenten Series
For the 8th year in a row the clergy of Southborough and the United Parishes of Southborough will be hosting a Lenten Reflection Series at each of their churches. This year’s theme is “Holy Travel, Sacred Spaces.”

March 3 – At Pilgrim Church – Rev. Ned Sherrill, of St. Mark’s school will speak on the Chapel of Peter and Paul

March 10 – At St. Mark’s Church – Fr. Craig Lister will speak on the Holy Land

March 17 – At St. Anne’s Church – Fr. Thirburse Millot will speak on Medjugorje

March 24 – At St. Matthew’s Church – Rev., Dr. Paul Sanderson will speak on Tibet

The series take place on
Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00pm. After a brief worship service and a shared meal, the talk will be followed by small group discussion. All are welcome to attend.

Biography

Dennis F. Wrenn, age 58, of North Grafton died unexpectedly on Friday, February 20, 2009 in Athens, Greece. At the time of his death, Mr. Wrenn was leading his award winning Algonquin Regional High School Jazz Band on a winter concert tour.

He leaves behind life-long friend and mother of his children, Elizabeth Johnson of Auburn; his children, Jessica Wrenn Still and husband, Bradley of Auburn; Elizabeth Wrenn Nichols and her husband John, of Shrewsbury; and son, Scott Wrenn, and his wife Brooke Williamson Wrenn, of Auburn. In addition he leaves four grandchildren whom he dearly loved: Wyatt M. Lyons, Travis D. Nichols, John-John Nichols and Madison T. Wrenn. Dennis also leaves his mother, Mary A. Wrenn of South Grafton; brother Stephen J. Wrenn and wife Linda of North Grafton; brother Daniel M. Wrenn and wife Michelle of Worcester; also, nephews Patrick Wrenn, Bryan Wrenn, Andrew Wrenn and niece, Jennifer Wrenn; sister-in-law Margaret Spinner of Boxboro; brother-in law, William S. Deardern of Auburn; nephew Kevin Spinner of San Francisco and niece Karen Spinner of San Francisco; and mother-in law, Anne Yvonne Dearden of Auburn. Dennis was pre-deceased by his father, Francis M. Wrenn and his father-in-law, William S. Dearden.

Born in Worcester, Dennis, a graduate from Grafton High School, earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and a Masters Degree in Education Administration from Worcester State College. He was a consummate music educator for more than 32 years with 28 years engaged in teaching the bands, orchestras and small ensemble at the Algonquin Regional High School in Northboro, MA. Dennis loved his school, his school students, and knew how to bring the best out of everyone.

Dennis was a positive personality whose cell phone ring tone, “Always Look On the Bright Side of Life” (Life of Brian/Spamalot) epitomized his enthusiasm for living. Dennis lived life with commitment and gusto and was involved in every aspect of teaching and learning. School, music, and the well being of children were central to his core of existence.

Dennis thoroughly enjoyed fatherhood and family life too. He supported his children during their childhood in dance competitions, music lessons, and traveled many miles to various baseball tournaments and arts competitions to cheer his children on. In addition to the many performances, award ceremonies, athletic events, and graduations he attended, Dennis enjoyed spending time with his family on holidays and other celebratory events. He enjoyed capturing all moments with his camera. Dennis loved hockey and the Bruins and was a season’s ticket holder for over 20 years. He loved to share the games with members of his family and friends.

Dennis was known throughout the music and theatre communities of Massachusetts and New England. Through the years, he literally worked with thousands of students and adults in various music and theatre venues ranging from school events, district and state competitions, community theatre, college concerts, church music, and professional “gigs”. Dennis also was the Music Director for the King Richard’s Faire in Carver.

Volunteer work involved many leadership positions in organizations such as the Massachusetts Music Educators Association, Central District Music, International Association of Jazz Educators, and the Massachusetts Instrumental Conductors’ Association. He served as guest conductor in many New England All State and District Concerts. Dennis was honored on many occasions as Jazz Educator of the Year, Outstanding Music Educator and his performing groups earned first place trophies in many competitions locally, in New England and nationally.

Vacations for Dennis usually meant leading student musicians on performance trips in the United States and Europe. Music and student musical achievement was a focus that amped Dennis throughout his life. He was always there for everyone!

Dennis’ wake will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2009 from 2PM-6PM at Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street in Auburn, MA. His funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Monday, March 9, 2009 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Waterville Street in North Grafton, MA.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Northboro-Southboro Music Association c/o Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett Street, Northboro for a scholarship in Dennis’ name.

 

Loren Pettibone

 

 

Loren D. “Bud” Pettibone, 91, of Ocala, FL and formerly a long time resident of Southborough died on Friday, February 28, 2009.

He was the husband of Rita (Pellerin) Pettibone for the last 73 years.

Mr. Pettibone was an executive with the Boy Scouts of America for many years. He was an active member to St. Matthew Church of Southborough

In addition to his wife he is survived by 2 daughters, Joan R. Gattozzi of Ocala, FL; RaeMarie MacKay of Weare, NH; a sister, Marion Sondrini of Pittsfield, MA; 9 Grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, March 5, from 4 to 8PM at Morris Funeral Home 40 Main St. Southborough, (morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Friday, March 6, at 11 AM at St. Matthew Church, Highland St. Southborough. Burial will follow in the rural Cemetery, Southborough

Memorial contributions may be sent in his memory to Legacy House, Hospice of Marion County, 9505 SW 110th St., Ocala, FL 34481.
 

FREE SEMINAR

 

ESTATE PLANNING BASICS

 

Wednesday, March 4      7:00 to 8:00

At the

Southborough Public Library Meeting Room

 

 

ESTATE PLANNING is more than just a will. 

Using the right documents and tools, you can ensure that your plans for providing for your loved ones will be complete and the value of your estate will be preserved in the event of death or incapacity. 

 

This seminar will provide an overview of essential Estate Planning documents, including what they are and why you need them, regardless of wealth or age:

 

•  Wills

•  Trusts

•  Guardianship for Minor Children

•  Durable Power of Attorney

•  Advance Directive (“Living Will”)

•  Health Care Proxy

•  HIPPA Release Form

•  Homestead Declaration

 

PRESENTED BY Attorney Susan Grinblatas of Southborough, MA.  For more information, please contact Atty. Grinblatas at (508)579-0262

ASTEROID FLYBY: There's no danger of a collision, but newly-discovered asteroid 2009 DD45 will come close enough today when it flies by our planet 72,000 km (0.00048 AU) away.  That's only twice the height of a geostationary communications satellite.  The asteroid measures 30 to 40 meters across, similar in size to the Tunguska impactor of 1908.  Closest approach occurs at approximately 1340 UT (5:40 am PST) on March 2nd.  Experienced amateur astronomers may be able to photograph the space rock shining like an 11th magnitude star as it races through the constellations Hydra and Virgo.  The timing favors observers in Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and east Asia. Visit http://spaceweather.com for updates and ephemerides.

 

Arts Center at Southborough Newsletter
March 2009
 
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In This Issue
Collage Exhibit
Photoshop Basics
Watercolor Collage
Quick Links

 
April School Vacation
Art Classes
pdf of the flier here
 

Single classes
 Monday 4/20

10am - 12pm
 
  K-2nd - Clay Mugs
  3rd-5th - Watercolor Landscape                      
 
12:30pm-2:30pm
 
K-2nd - Puppets
3rd-5th - Clay


 
 Children taking art class
Three day program
April 21, 22, 23

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

12:30pm - 2:30pm
K-2nd - Clay and Sculpture
3rd-5th - Cartooning

 

 

 
Quick Glimpse of Classes
Session IV March 10 - April 14
Session V April 28 - June 2

Adult Classes
Pottery, Wed 7-9pm
Life Drawing, Mon 7-9

Children's Classes
Parent Toddler Art
Kid's Clay
Drawing & Cartooning
Painting
Teen Pottery
Girl Scout workshops

 
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Greetings -
 

With the elevator running, our first exhibit has come to a close. The Algonquin students did a tremendous job and it was a fun show. School Vacation Art camp had 22 children participate and they managed to fill up two kilns worth of projects! The adult pottery class starts back up on March 18th and we have a great line up of workshops and events to carry you through the spring.

As you may know, the town is trying to conserve money and our building is potentially on the chopping block. Please come show your support for the Arts Center, we are on the agenda for the Board of Selectmen at 7:15pm this Tuesday the 3rd.

Friday March 13th is our next opening from 7-9pm. Come enjoy some jazz music, mingle and experience the art of a dynamic group of people. Our next session of classes starts soon, so if you haven't registered, please do soon!

Our immediate volunteer needs:
 
  • A Few able bodied people to help re-organize the pottery studio.
  • People to make appetizers or desserts for the next opening.
  • Someone to help coordinate the business ads of the next installment of the phone book.
  • Flower arrangements for next fall/winter's exhibit openings.


Thank you -
Emily van Nort
Acting Director, Arts Center at Southborough
 

 
Exhibit: Collage: Process and Product
March 13th - April 10th
Opening Reception March 13th 7-9pm
Hendrick Collage
This exhibit explores the rich and unique art medium of collage.  Collage includes pasted papers, altered books, mixed media, assemblage and so much more. 

The title of this exhibit refers to two diverse ways of making art.  One way to approach creating a new piece of art is to immerse oneself in the artistic process,  whatever that may be: painting, pasting, assembling, cutting, drawing, etc.  Works created this way emerge from the use of materials and the artist does not start with a preconceived notion of what the end product will be.  The other approach when creating a new work is to start with a preconceived idea of what the piece will be or mean and work the processes to that end.  Each of these are viable ways of working and the artists in this exhibit employ both techniques in creating their art.  The result is a wonderful array of diverse and beautiful art that shows the unique talents of each artist.

Participating in the show are the following artists:
 
Kathleen Hendrick, Joan Loewenberg, Amy Rubin, Nyia Yanatos,Ted Todd, Amelia Todd, Donna Kaplan, Caroline Bowden, Betsy Beninger, Michele Kweder,
 
Joan Halperin, Joan Rubin-Deutsch, Ania Gilmore,Leah Fine
 
Photoshop Basics II Workshop
Sunday March 8th, 1-4pm, $40
w/ Michelle Sheppard
Arts Building Warhol Style This one-day workshop will expand on the basics of Photoshop and dig deeper into the photo editing process.  Learn the foundations of image correction, resizing, printing, and digital collages, as well time to address questions that arise as one learns to navigate digital imaging through Photoshop. Laptop with Photoshop is required.
 
 
Rescheduled Watercolor Collage Workshop
w/ artist Crist Filer

Sunday March 22nd
10am-3pm at Arts Center, $45
Our last attempt at this workshop was doomed by a snow storm. So, once again, we are pleased to present artist Crist Filer. His sharp edged graphic artwork, using both wet-in-wet and dry brush techniques, provides and exhilarating experience of design and color. 
 
Arts Building Warhol Style

This workshop will be engaging and useful to both those who have created collage before along with those who may have wanted to explore collage but lacked a creative "entry portal."

Expect to dive into the discovery and development of Filer's unique collage approach. Participants will take one of their own "failed" or disappointing watercolors (or any painting on paper) and dissect it in order to rebuild it into a new work of art. Attendees, using the guidelines and suggestions will  plan and critically think about their collage. Filer will lead an informal critique through out the workshop. Most of the day will entail accomplishing the collage and broadening the creative scope of the collage process.
 
Draped in White again

March 2, 2009 - Dripping in snow this spruce tree awaits a cold night.

SPORTS NEWS

ARHS Sports 3/3/09

No Sports Scheduled

AVRTHS Sports 3/3/09

No Scheduled Events

SHARE THE FUN OF FISHING, BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR

If you have an interest in fishing and enjoy sharing this fun and relaxing activity with others, consider becoming a Volunteer Instructor with the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s (MassWildlife) Angler Education Program. Volunteer Instructors are committed and enthusiastic outdoorsmen and women (15 years or older) who want to pass on the traditions, ethics and excitement of fishing and outdoor activities to beginners of all ages. The free instructor training workshop will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at MassWildlife’s Field Headquarters in Westborough 10 AM – 4PM. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Though the training is free, pre-registration is required and a maximum number of 15 participants will be accepted. To register, contact Jim Lagacy, Program Coordinator at (508) 389-6309 or jim.lagacy@state.ma.us

This training session is specifically designed for people who can work as part of a team to teach fishing techniques, how to choose appropriate fishing equipment, ethics and laws, safety tips and aquatic ecology.  Upon completion of the training, participants will be considered certified Angler Education Program Instructors In-Training with MassWildlife. Instructors are asked to participate in teaching fishing skills at fishing clinics and weekend family fishing events. A minimum annual commitment of 10 hours is expected of Volunteer Instructors.

Monday March 2, 2009

School Closings

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

Norfolk County Agricultural High School

Algonquin Regional High School

Southborough Public Schools

 

Winter storm warning now in effect from 9 pm this evening to 1 pm est. Monday

March 1, 2009 - You know it's going to snow when the mail trucks line up on the other side of Town Centre Plaza.


The winter storm warning is now in effect from 9 pm this evening to 1 pm est. Monday.
This warning covers northern Connecticut, southern New Hampshire, most of Rhode Island, and most of Massachusetts except southeastern sections.
A quick hitting storm system will pack quite a punch for most of southern new England tonight into Monday morning.
Snow will begin in earnest across Connecticut and Rhode Island by 9 pm, Massachusetts by 10 pm, and southern New Hampshire between 10 pm and 11 pm. Snow will quickly become very heavy, with snowfall rates of 2 inches per hour. Rates of 3 inches per hour are possible, especially if isolated thunder develops. The snow will continue to pound through the overnight hours.
The big question is how far west the changeover to a mix or all sleet will occur. It now appears that the farthest west that this line will get will be from Willimantic Connecticut to Woonsocket Rhode island to Boston Massachusetts and possibly cape ann. If it does change to sleet from those areas eastward, it would likely occur between 3 am and 5 am and into the early morning commute hours.
The maximum snowfall accumulations of up to 14 inches are expected in a southwest to northeast band from wind ham county Connecticut through southern Worcester, western Norfolk, Middlesex, and western Essex counties in Massachusetts. West of there, generally 8 to 12 inches are forecast for the Hartford, Springfield, Fitchburg Nashua, and Manchester New Hampshire areas. To the east of that maximum, 8 to 12 inches is also expected from providence to Foxboro to Boston. These amounts would be toward the lower end of the range if sleet mixes in earlier than expected or closer to the maximum of 14 inches if no sleet ever mixes in. Amounts will sharply cut off to only a couple of inches toward the cape cod canal.
Snow and any sleet will taper off during the mid to late morning hours.
Winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts along the coast late tonight and early Monday morning, with 15 to 25 mph over the interior. The combination of snow, sleet, and gusty winds may result in scattered power outages.
Safe travel in southern new England should be completed by 8 pm this evening. Travel should be especially avoided between 11 pm and 5 am when the snowfall will be at its peak intensity.
A map of expected snowfall is posted in a link at the top of the national weather service taunton home page.
A winter storm warning is issued when an average of 6 or more inches of snow is expected in a 12 hour period, or for 8 or more inches in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best on well treated surfaces, and quite difficult on any unplowed or untreated surfaces.
 

March 1, 2009 - Boy Scouts from Southborough Troop 1 flip the flapjacks this morning as hundreds of residents flocked to the annual pancake breakfast at the Neary School.  Among the many patrons was Southborough Representative Carolyn Dykema (below with scouts).

Buffalo Soldiers Exhibit

March 1, 2009 - The Stony Brook Museum committee, the Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Inc and the Southborough Historical Museum hosted guest speakers from the Massachusetts 54th regiment. Visitors listened to talks from members of the 54th, the National Guard Historian for the 54th Regiment which was just re-established earlier this year and a surprise visit by Southborough's author Richard "Nick" Noble.  During Mr. Noble's talk about Southborough's first black slave Quill.  Mr. Noble was then discussing Sally Todd,  the governess that cared for the Todd children including Mary who would eventually marry Abraham Lincoln. listeners were fascinated by a member of the audience when Mr. Jonathan Todd and his wife, Deborah  who had come to visit the exhibit, told the audience that during his genealogy research that he was directly related to "Mammy Sally".  His research included knowing that besides the children, Mammy Sally, was in charge of several other handmaidens. 

March 1, 2009 - Deborah and Jonathan Todd gave an interesting personal account of slavery in the family of the Todd's.

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School openings available

Long-Term English Substitute
Certified CPR/AED Instructor
Asst Softball Coach
Asst Track Coach

Please submit letter of application to Karen Murphy, Payroll/Personnel Secretary, by March 4, 2009

Every Body Balance

March 1, 2009 - Every Body Balance offers many classes to get you into a wholesome fit and wellness routine.  Classes offered are Boot camps which are going on now Saturdays and Sundays, Yoga Groove classes offered last Saturday of every month, Yoga for pre-teens class begins Friday March 6th, Teen classes Saturday March 14th and Belly Dance begins Wednesday March 11th.  Come and try Every Body Balance Core Conditioning, Pilates & Stretch, Candle Light Yoga for every body, Matt Pilates classes and more including Reformer training using Allegro reformers.  Every Body Balance has expanded and now has two studios.  Give Kelly and Jeff a call this week at 508-485-8585  or stop in, they are located at 155 Boston Road, Southborough, MA.  Click here for website.

March 1, 2009 - Kelly and Jeff in the office of Every Body Balance which has just expanded their studios.

Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Reformer training

Reformer Training

Reformer Training

Yoga

Yoga

Reformer Training

Boot Camp Instructor

With the Impending Storm several of these meetings, events or sports could be cancelled.  Please check ahead of time before traveling out.

Southborough meetings

February 2 - February 6, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

ADVISORY COMMITTEE March 2 7:30PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
BOARD OF HEALTH March 2 1:00 PM BOH office, Cordaville Hall
HISTORICAL COMMISSION March 2 7:00 PM Historical Museum
PLANNING BOARD (attending Advisory mtg) March 2 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Agenda
March 3 7:15 PM Hearing Room Town House
MBTA TRIANGLE COMMITTEE March 3 7:30 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
BOARD OF ASSESSORS March 4 8:30 AM Hearing Room Town House
COUNCIL ON AGING March 4 7:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
PLANNING BOARD (attending ZAC meeting) March 4 7:30 PM Upper Hall, Cordaville Hall
ZONING ADVISORY COMMITTEE March 4 7:30 PM Upper Hall, Cordaville Hall
RECREATION COMMISSION March 5 7:00 PM Recreation Office Highland Street
       

Senior Schedule

Monday 2

Tuesday 3

Wednesday 4

Thursday 5

Friday 6

  7:45 walking group      

8:30 am Health Clinic

9:30 Tai Chi

  9:30 Pool 8:30 Health Clinic

 

9:30 Cribbage

11:00 Senior Singers

10:00 Creative Writers 9:30  Mah Jongg 11:30 Movie Bag lunch
12:00 Lunch

12:00 Lunch

  12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch 
12:00 Blue Plate Special 12:30 Pitch 12:00 Lunch  12:30 Pitch 1:00 Water Aerobics
2:00 Fitness 1:00 water aerobics 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.

Senior Center open on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon

The Southborough Senior Sensation Newsletter click here

Sunday 22 Monday 23 Tuesday 24 Wednesday 25 Thursday 26 Friday 27 Saturday 28
 

10:30

Story time 2-5 years

 

10:30

Story time 2-5 years

7:00 pm

Free Workshop

Balancing

Hormones Naturally

10:00 Book Review

10:30

Story time 2-5 years

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Free Seminar

Estate Planning

Basics

11:00 Toddler Time    
SPORTS NEWS

ARHS Sports 3/2/09

Boys Varsity Ice Hockey @ QUARTER FINALS VS GARDNER WCC 7:40PM

AVRTHS Sports 3/2/09

No Scheduled Events

Triboro Hockey Results

2-28-2009

Triboro-Bantam 1 vs Jr Riverhawks
Location: NESC - Marlborough, MA
Score: 3 to 2


The Triboro Titans hockey team outskated the New Jersey based team by a score of 3-2. John Stanton was outstanding with 12 saves during this physical game. Triboro came from behind to score 3 goals in 6 minutes during the second period. Goal scorers included Andrew Leblanc, Scott Brun, and Steve Lampedecchio. Assists included Brun, Mark McCauley, Sam Vos, and Ryan Chaisson. The victory was recorded in the NESC March Classic tournament. Triboro ended up 2-1 in thr tournament, just shy of making it to the finals.

2-27-2009

Triboro-Bantam 1 vs Gardiner Tigers
Location: NESC - Marlborough, MA
Score: 10 to 0


Triboro Titans Bantam 1 hockey team trounces the Connecticut Lazers in the second game of the March Classic hosted at New England Sports Center (NESC) by a score of 10-0. (Triboro was originally scheduled to play Gardner.)The Triboro Titans team was led by scorers Sean Diodato (4) goals, Ryan Chaisson, Mark McCauley, Sam Voss, Ed Leonard(2) and Steve Lampedecchio. Tribor rolled to the victory after scoring 5 first period goals. Assists were recorded by Nolan Aldridge (3), Luke Freitas, McCauley, Scott Brun (2), and Andrew Leblanc. Sam Voss, playing through a sprained ankle, played a solid 2 way game in the victory.

2-21-2009

Triboro-Bantam 1 vs Ludlow Wildcats
Location: NESC - Marlborough, MA
Score: 3 to 1

2-15-2009
Team: Triboro-Bantam 1 vs KP/Walpole Ban1
Location: North Star - Westborough, MA
Score: 6 to 1

2-22-2009
Team: Triboro-Bantam 1 vs Franklin Ban1
Location: North Star - Westborough, MA
Score: 5 to 2

11-2-2008 at 9:05p
Team: Triboro-Bantam 1 vs Baystate Ban1
Location: North Star - Westborough, MA

Score 3 - 6

 

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.