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March 8 - March 14, 2009

Buffalo Soldiers Exhibit and Live History

March 13, 2009 - The Buffalo Soldiers and Stony Brook Museum continue their series of exhibits and live history talks tomorrow at the Southborough Historical Society Museum. Southborough resident and Buffalo Soldier Heritage Inc. member, Pete DePina, will be the featured speaker.

March 14th, 2009 - Indian War Campaign and Spanish American War (Buffalo Soldiers), Guest Speaker: Pete DePina (Buffalo Soldiers Heritage), 10AM-3PM

Brown Paper Tickets

A reminder and a worthy cause.
  • Purchase tickets for Steeple Coffeehouse this Saturday at 7:30pm with the incredible Erin McKeown and Naia Kete.

  • Bring your donation for the Southborough food pantry. They are in need of 1% Parmalat milk, beef stew, canned chicken, jelly, cereal, small dish detergent and small laundry detergent.
To purchase tickets click here. For more information, including tickets, directions and contact information go to our web site by clicking here.


Marlborough Hospital Participates in 21st Annual Diabetes Alert® Day

Tuesday, March 24

Marlborough, MA – March 13, 2009 -- Marlborough Hospital will be conducting free diabetes risk screenings as part of the 21st Annual Diabetes Alert® Day on Tuesday, March 24. The screenings will be 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on the ground floor of the hospital near the cafeteria.

The diabetes risk test requires users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for type 2 diabetes. The test will show users whether they are at low, moderate, or high risk for pre-diabetes or diabetes. On American Diabetes Alert Day, held annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, the American Diabetes Association encourages people who are overweight, physically inactive, and over the age of 45 years to take the diabetes risk test.

“The test is a simple questionnaire and takes less than ten minutes to complete,” explains Marlborough Hospital Outpatient Diabetes Coordinator, Corinne Hetzler. “If someone has a high score on the test, we will make recommendations about what the person should do next.”

Nearly six million Americans have diabetes, but are unaware they have the disease. Another 57 million Americans have pre-diabetes, placing them at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Among the primary risk factors for type 2 diabetes are being overweight, sedentary, over the age of 45 and having a family history of diabetes. African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at an increased risk, as are women who have had babies weighing more than nine pounds at birth.

People with type 2 diabetes can exhibit noticeable symptoms, such as frequent urination, blurred vision and excessive thirst, most people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes do not show these overt warning signs at the time that they develop the disease. Often, type 2 diabetes only becomes evident when people develop one or more of its serious complications, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, eye damage, or nerve damage that can lead to amputations.

For more information call Marlborough Hospital Outpatient Diabetes Coordinator,

Corinne Hetzler at 508-486-5430.

Assabet Valley Regional Technical

High School

Easter Brunch Buffet Menu

April 12, 2009


Deluxe Omelet Station

(Variety of Fresh, Vegetables, Meats & Cheeses)

Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Chives

Red Skinned Home Fried Potatoes

Hickory Smoked Bacon & Breakfast Sausage

Carved Country Ham

Venetian Stuffed French Toast with a Sweetened Mascarpone Cheese, Garnished with Pecans, and Served with Amaretto Laced Maple Syrup

Breakfast Pastry Table

An Assortment of Fresh Baked Scones, Danish, Muffins, Croissants, Bagels & Cream Cheese, Cinnamon Buns, Fruit Breads and also our Famous Parker House Rolls


Carved Roasted Prime Rib

Atlantic Seafood Newburg

Grilled Marinated Chicken Breast with Tropical Fruit Salsa & Basmati Rice

Four Cheese Au Gratin Potatoes

Seasonal Fresh Vegetables

Also Featuring an Extraordinary Dessert Display Featuring Homemade Pies, Cakes, Cookies, Delicate Pastries, and Fresh Sliced Fruit to Name Just a Few

If you are looking for our Homemade Pastries to Travel we will also have our trade mark Bake Cart open for purchasing products!


Mary-Jane (Moore) Carter



Mary-Jane (Moore) Carter, 45, of Marlborough, died unexpectedly March 10, 2009 at Marlborough Hospital.

She was the wife of David Carter for the past 24 years.

Mary-Jane was a graduate of Assabet Regional Technical School of Marlborough, class of 1982. After graduation she worked for Metro West Medical Center in Framingham. She enjoyed spending time with her family and especially loved her dog, Harley and her two cats.

In addition to her husband, she leaves her daughters, Cynthia & Samantha Carter both of Marlborough; her mother, Roma Moore of Marlborough; a sister, Rebecca Holman of Maynard; 4 brothers, Robert Moore of Natick; Harry Moore of Bedford; James Moore of Southborough; Jeffrey Moore of Marlborough; a grandson, Michael Derosa; many aunts, uncles nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held Tues, March 17, from 5 to 8 PM at Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com)

A Funeral Mass will be Wed. March 18, at 10 AM at St. Matthew Church, Highland St. Southborough, Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton.

Memorial donations may be made to “In Memory of Mary-Jane Carter” % Sovereign Bank, 11 Main St. Southborough, MA 01772

DEADLINE to register to vote for the Annual


March 24th ---Tuesday 8am-8pm



papers and 44 signatures for any

candidate to run for a Town office is

Friday March 20---5pm at the Town

Clerk’s Office.

Monday April 13th is


Trottier School



MONDAY May 11th is


Polls open from 8am – 8pm

*you must be a registered voter to attend and

vote at Town Meeting

Any Town's Clerk's business may be conducted during

these hours.


On the Cutting Edge of Alzheimer's Research:
the Search for Answers
Moderator Reisa Sperling, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Director of Clinical Research, Memory Disorders Units, Brigham and Women's Hospital


Join us at the

The National Heritage Museum


33 Marrett Rd.

Lexington, MA
Free and Plentiful Parking



Memory Ride for Research supports the Alzheimer's
research grants program. To learn more, visit Memory Ride online.

Memory Walk 09
You can make a difference.
On the Cutting Edge: the Search for Answers
Join us for a unique opportunity to hear directly from leading researchers from leading institutions.


Thursday March 19

 7:00 p.m.
or call 617.868.6718
Dear Friends,
I would like to personally invite you to join us for this special evening not only to learn about research going on "in our own backyard," but also to be part of an engaging give and take discussion on a topic that is so critically important to us all--Alzheimer's research. I hope to see you there. 
James Wessler
Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter

Southborough Recreation

Girls Softball Clinic

Age: Grades 3 to 5 - 5:30 to 7pm

Grades 6 to 8 - 7pm to 8:30 pm

Days: Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15 and 29 (4 weeks)

Cost: $60.00

Location: St. Marks Field House (Armour Cage)

Instructor: Frozen Ropes instructors assisted by Southborough softball coaches

This is a 4 Week Instructional Program which include Fielding, Hitting, Pitching and Throwing. The Frozen Ropes instructor will provide each coach with a detailed plan for each session. The Frozen Ropes instructor will demonstrate all skills and drills to the players and coaches and work with them at each station to ensure proper execution.

Register online: https://activenet6.active.com/southboroughrec/

Mail or walk in: 21 Highland Street, Southborough, MA 01772

Please check one: ____ Pitching _____ Hitting/Fielding

Participant Name: _______________________________DOB_________Age______Grade ____

Allergies/Medical Concerns: ______________________________________________________

Address: _______________________City:________________State:________Zip:__________

Home Phone ( ) _____________ Cell Phone _________________ Email: ________________

Parent/Guardian Name 1 ___________________Parent/Guardian Name 2_________________

Cell Phone: ___________________________ Cell Phone ____________________________

Other Emergency Name and Phone: ________________________________________________

Participation Waiver-Must be signed below for all programs

I agree not to hold responsible the Southborough Recreation Commission: The Town of Southborough: owners of the premises where the program is held; or any of the parties connected with the program for any injury or accident that may occur during the program. I understand that if my child becomes a discipline problem, he/she will be dismissed from the program. No money will be refunded. I also grant permission for the Recreation Staff to seek medical care in the event I cannot be reached. ( All participants in any town recreation program must complete this waiver)

Participant or
Parent/Guardian _________________________________ Date:___________________________

Photos: _____approval to publish ______do not publish


Ten Broeck Farm & NEDA Welcome Frenk Jespers
April 24, 25 & 26th, 2009
Dressage and Young Horse Clinic

Entry Information (PDF)

Registration & Entry Form (PDF)

Frenk Jespers is famous throughout Europe and his native Holland as an accomplished rider, trainer, breeder and judge. Recently, Jespers left his position after serving nine years as a member of the Royal Warmblood Studbook of the Netherlands (KWPN) Stallion Selection Committee to focus more on training.

Jespers is a KWPN judge, rider, trainer and coach to Grand Prix rider Kirsten Beckers who rides the approved KWPN stallion Jazz. Frenk is also the coach of the Turkish Olympic team. He teaches classical dressage and stresses the need to take time and prepare the horses so they can be their best.

The audience and auditors always enjoy a highly interactive session when he evaluates the conformation and movement of each horse using the KWPN linear scoring. Last year the crowd touted Jespers as a “wealth of knowledge”, well respected by riders and auditors alike.

Jespers has described growing up in an area surrounded by jumping, yet says his heart has always been in dressage. Frenk brings a unique combination of knowledge to the arena. His astute eye for conformation and breeding experience is transferred under saddle where riders can benefit from his profound feedback. Frenk also spends a great deal of time evaluating each horse for confirmation, explains as he goes, and helps everyone understand what’s important to a judge.

Frenk Jespers has a very calming style that riders enjoy, he is appreciated for his international perspective, provides specific direction and he says that even with a quieter state of mind you can still get results.

Advance registration is required to guarantee your entry. Auditors are welcome, discounts available.

Join us for dinner and cocktails! Guests experience a more intimate gathering, a great opportunity to socialize and visit with Frenk during a wonderful evening. Reservations required - $25 per person.


Family & Friends Run in Linda's name

Pictured Above: L to R

Deneen Philistine, Pete Comis, Jason Fleming, Kerry Moran, Kevin Moran, Molly Moran, Chris Donaghy, Sahin Aslanpence, and Carrie Schneiderhan

March 12, 2009 - The latest on the Southborough Moran Family. 

Residex runs the Walt Disney World Half Marathon for Linda Moran. Nine employees, friends and family members of Residex ran the Walt Disney World ½ marathon on January 10th to honor the memory of Linda Moran, an avid runner and wife of Kevin Moran, Residex Technical Representative from New England. Linda passed away in 2007 from breast cancer but not before running her favorite Walt Disney World ½ marathon with her family. Chris Donaghy personally dedicated and sent his medal to the family of Curtis Orbben.

Residex will continue to run for a cause. The next run is scheduled for Asbury Park, NJ on April 18th to benefit Special Olympics. Recently Residex partnered with Achilles Freedom, a charity that helps to rehabilitate wounded veterans by getting them involved in marathons.

Residex is coordinating its first employee/family/friends event on June 28th to benefit the Achilles Freedom Team. For more information on this event, email marketing@residex.com

The Southborough Police Department is requesting that any resident or business that was contacted

by a representative from the Disabled Police Officer's Assistance Foundation  (D.P.O.A.), and claimed to be soliciting funds on behalf of the Southborough Police Department, contact Detective Meredith Lobur at: (508) 485-2147. 


Dog Licenses expire MARCH 31, 2009.

You must license your dog annually.

Dog Licenses are available NOW at the TOWN CLERK’s OFFICE.

After JUNE 1, 2009 there is a fine of $10.00 for unlicensed dogs.


Wildlife notes:


The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) is asking interested wildlife artists to consider entering one or more of its three 2010 wildlife stamp competitions. Each year, MassWildlife issues three wildlife recreation-related stamps: an archery stamp, a primitive firearms stamp, and a waterfowl stamp. Income from the sale of these stamps supports wildlife research as well as the acquisition and management of key habitat areas. All three of the stamps feature artwork selected through competitions open to artists anywhere in the country. There is no cost to submit entries.  Rules and regulations for the competitions are posted at www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/recreation/licensing/stamps/stamp_info.htm  The deadline for entries to the archery and primitive firearms stamp competition is May 31, 2009; deadline for the waterfowl stamp is June 1, 2009.

Wildlife stamps play an important wildlife management role in Massachusetts, generating about $300,000 annually. These funds are used to enhance critical wildlife habitat. All of the stamps are issued both in full-color hard copy and in a black-and-white stamped version for those who opt to purchase their licenses online. The stamps are required of licensed hunters who hunt deer during the archery or primitive firearms season or hunters pursuing migratory birds.  Highly collectible for many hunters, these stamps are also sought by other conservationists and stamp collectors.

Through these competitions, the MassWildlife obtains the right to produce the designated stamp featuring the winning artwork. The artist retains ownership of the artwork and the right to sell prints, which are of specific interest to members of conservation organizations such as the Massachusetts Bowhunters' Association, Ducks Unlimited, and beyond.

 Complete sets of all three stamps are on display at MassWildlife's Field Headquarters in Westborough.  Collectors wishing to purchase stamps from past years should call Mary Cavaliere in the MassWildlife Boston office at (617) 626-1577. The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem has a limited quantity of waterfowl stamps and stamp sets available for collectors.  The Massachusetts Waterfowl Stamps and Prints, a loose-leaf binder with a detailed history of the waterfowl stamp program from its inception to the present was published by the Peabody Essex Museum and is available for purchase. Contact the Museum at www.pem.org or call (978) 744-3390.

Information and regulations governing the three stamp competitions can be found at www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/recreation/licensing/stamps/stamp_info.htm or by calling Jill Durand at (508) 389-6301.  For more details on the stamp competitions, contact Ellie Horwitz at ellie.horwitz@state.ma.us  or call (508) 389-6305.


How can you raise birds, hatch turtles, and grow flowers with nothing but paper and ink? Join the thousands of  in-the-know people who use their state tax form to make a big difference for rare species in Massachusetts!

Since 1983, Massachusetts tax filers of Form 1 have had the option of donating to the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Fund when filing their state income tax (Line 32a: “Endangered Wildlife Conservation”), and tens of thousands of people have done so over the years. All contributions go directly into the Fund, currently the source of a significant portion of the annual operating budget of MassWildlife’s Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP), which conserves and protects endangered species and their habitats in Massachusetts.

Over 20,000 tax filers support the program with almost $200,000 in critically-important donations each year. Won’t you join them? With your contributions to the Fund, you directly help to study, protect, and restore rare and endangered animals and plants and their habitats. If you have made contributions in this manner, thank you for supporting the Program and its conservation efforts! Past donations have helped restore populations and conserve and maintain habitat for Bald Eagles, Hessel's Hairstreak butterflies, Northern Red-bellied Cooters, and the beautiful Eastern Silvery Aster.  Direct contributions to the Fund can also be made by sending a check payable to the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Fund to: Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife, 1 Rabbit Hill Rd, Westborough, MA 01581

March 14 -- Project WILD/Aquatic WILD Workshop for Educators, Easthampton—MassAudubon's Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary invites all K-12 educators to participate in an exciting six-hour interdisciplinary hands-on/minds-on workshop focusing on terrestrial wildlife and ecosystems. Scout leaders, youth group leaders, and formal & non-formal educators find the materials & workshop experience very valuable. Hours may be used toward obtaining PDP’s. Pre-registration is required by calling contact Patti Steinman (413) 584-3009.

March 15 -- Deadline for Youth Artists' Submission to the Junior Duck Stamp Program!This conservation education program is designed to stimulate awareness and personal involvement in waterfowl & wetland conservation for students in grades K-12 through a student art project. If you are a student or know of a student who loves to draw, color or paint, this is for him or her! Information about the contest is found at http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/education/jds/jds_home.htm.

March 25--Bobcats in Massachusetts, GrotonLearn about one of the more secretive predators in the state, the bobcat, from Laura Hajduk, MassWildlife Furbearer Biologist. This program is sponsored by the Nashua River Watershed Association at their Resource Center on Rte 119 at 7PM. Call Nashua River Resource Center at (978) 448-0299 for more information.

March 26--Black Bears in Massachusetts, SouthwickLearn about the black bear, a more common sight in the Connecticut River Valley, from Jim Cardoza, MassWildlife Bear Project Leader. This public program will be held at the American Inn, 1 Sawmill Park at 3PM. For more information contact, Barbara Huntoon, (413) 569-1945

 The Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary awards eight scholarships, of $700 each, to seniors going on to higher education or technical training in the health field.

The scholarships are   open to students who live in Berlin, Bolton, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, or  Westborough.

Applications are available to students in the Guidance Department.  If the student attends a private school, please call 978-568-1236 for an application.

The deadline for applications is April 18, 2009. Please mail applications to Mrs. Nancy Leary; 111 Brigham Street #8C,  Hudson  MA 01749

March 28: MA Land Conservation Conference: “Finding Common Ground: Land Conservation & Civic Engagement”: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Worcester Technical High School, Worcester - co-hosted by The Trustees of Reservations' Putnam Conservation Institute and the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition - $38 registration fee by March 13, $58 registration fee after March 13 – for more information, contact Miriam Scagnetti at 978-840-4446 x1935 or visit www.MassConservation.org


The CENSUS FORMS have been mailed.

Please return to the Town Clerk’s Office or drop off in the box outside the TOWN HOUSE. Failure to respond to the CENSUS may result in removal from the ACTIVE VOTING LIST.


Questions: Call Office of the Town Clerk Tel 508.485.0710 x5

email questions to: townclerk@southboroughma.com


Breakfast time

March 11, 2009 - A hawk eats it's prey in a field off a local road this morning.

The Annual Dentist Visit

March 11, 2009 - Dr. Zammitti teaches students at Woodward School how to floss and care for their teeth at the annual health week at Woodward.


Easter Egg Hunt, Fun Day, and “One-Ton Food Drive” Planned for April 4th in Westboro

--Free Community Easter Egg Hunt, Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, Moonwalk, and Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Pantries--

What: Community Easter Egg Hunt and Fun Day

When: Saturday, April 4, 2009 from 11 a.m.—1 p.m.

Where: Chapel of the Cross, 160 Flanders Road, Westboro, MA

Who: Anyone in Westboro and surrounding communities

Why: To benefit local food banks

Westboro, MA, March 12, 2009--Chapel of the Cross is hosting a community Easter Egg Hunt and Fun day on Saturday April 4th at 160 Flanders Road in Westboro. The event is open to everyone in Westboro and surrounding communities. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt with 2,000 eggs, free hot dogs and hamburgers provided by Roche Brothers, a moon walk, face painting, crafts, games, and much more. Kids will also be able to meet local police and fire department personnel (dependent on emergency call volume that day).

The capstone of the event is a “One-Ton Food Drive.” Attendees are asked to bring non-perishables for donation to local food banks, with the goal of collecting 2,000 pounds of food. There is no charge for the events or for any of the activities. Anyone in need and unable to bring food is encouraged to come to the event and enjoy a great time.

The day’s events will start at 11:00 a.m., with the Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 12:30 p.m. In case of rain, the events will be held inside the facility.

“We want to put on a top-notch event for our community and help those in need through the food drive,” said Chapel of the Cross Pastor Tom Sparling. “We have been overwhelmed at how others in the community have also jumped in to help and support the food drive. Everyone from the community is welcome to come—hope to see you there!”

For directions please visit www.chapelcares.com or with questions contact Tanya Legro at (508) 870-0001 ext. 102 or tlegro@chapelofthecross.com


Rotary Talent Show

March 11, 2009 - Performing in the 2009 Annual Rotary Talent Show.

"Next Train" Technology Underway On Commuter Rail

While waiting at train platforms, MBTA Commuter Rail customers will soon be provided with real-time information about the status of their trains. At North Station today, Transportation Secretary James Aloisi and MBTA General Manager Daniel Grabauskas introduced “Next Train” technology that will provide customers with on board announcements and information on LED signs in stations.

“Commuter rail serves thousands of commuters a day looking for an economical, convenient and environmental responsible travel choice,” said Secretary James A. Aloisi, Jr. “With this new investment the guessing game on when the next train will arrive is over – our goal is to continue improving the customer experience to attract and retain riders.”

The current MBTA system relies on several train signaling systems and radio reports to locate trains and estimate train delays. The new Passenger and Train Information System (PTIS) includes the following elements:

Ability to precisely locate each train using GPS (Automatic Vehicle Location or AVL system)

The “Next Train” system operation shall be fully automatic with no human input required.

Calculate minute-accurate train arrival times to LED signs at all stations

Automatically announce via the train PA system approach to and arrival at individual stations for each individual train

Seamless integration of “Next Train” enhancements with existing system

Simplicity, high reliability and low maintenance

System design shall support later expansion of the system

Visual displays for by Train Dispatchers/Operations personnel showing real time train locations on the complete MBTA Commuter rail system

Provide interface with new Solari and platform video displays at North and South Stations.

To increase message visibility at stations, this project will include the following:

Installation of approximately twenty-five (25) additional signs at twelve (12) commuter rail stations and,

Replacement of one hundred and ten (110) outdated existing LED signs with new Adaptive PDS signs.

“This new system will immediately improve the customer’s experience,” said MBTA General Manager Grabauskas. “Specifically, on time performance. The GPS system will update the LED station signs at each station and inform customers as to train arrival. Also, with GPS capability we can measure schedule adherence allowing us to pinpoint where the delays are and make adjustments where necessary.”

Testing of the new equipment is underway on the Haverhill Line as well as other lines on both the North and South sides. Upon completion, installation of equipment will begin throughout the system, with a complete roll out by the end of summer.

Cat in the Hat

March 10, 2009 - Late last week students at Woodward School celebrated Dr. Suess day.

Southborough Recreation sponsored "How to pay for college without sacrificing your retirement

Parents had the opportunity to listen to a dynamic and energetic Certified Financial Planner, Tim Higgins discuss the various ways to pay for college. Thinking outside the box Mr. Higgins presented the program in sections dealing with financial aid, knowing your college’s financial aid history, tips for those who DO qualify for financial assistance and for those who DO NOT qualify for financial assistance. Other topics covered were appealing a financial package, shopping for a college and calculating your expected financial contribution. Several parents asked questions along the way especially when dealing with what colleges consider assets verses non assets and how they would be applied to the financial assistance colleges would offer. A very interesting and timely topic and one that every parent of at least a junior should attend.  Hopefully, Southborough Recreation will offer the program again.

First Community Church

March 10, 2009 - Worshipers at the First Community Church of Southborough use their fairly new sign along Southville Road to display their messages.  Late last fall the sign went up replacing a much older and smaller sign.

Late Nite Catechism by Vicki Quade & Maripat Donovan comes to St. Bernadette School in Northboro, MA.

Tickets for Late Nite Catechism are on sale now for a one night only performance at St. Bernadette School, 266 Main St., Northboro, MA on April 4, 2009. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the performance begins at 7:00. Tickets are available in the school lobby, 508-351-9905, or order online at www.entertainmentevents.com.  The New York Times calls Late Nite Catechism “hilarious, well-wirtten, and inspired.”  Prepare to belly-laugh!


All tickets include snacks and entry into a prize drawing.  General Admission is $30 and Premium Seats are $50.  Premium Seats at the front of the house include hot hors d’oeuvres and 1 drink.  All proceeds from this performance benefit St. Bernadette School programs.

SATELLITE DEBRIS UPDATE: The first catalogued fragments of shattered satellite Cosmos 2251 are about to reenter Earth's atmosphere. According to US Strategic Command tracking data, reentries will occur on March 12th, 28th and 30th, followed by more in April.  Radar cross sections are not available for all of the reentering pieces; they are probably centimeter-class fragments that pose no threat to people on the ground.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information.

WORM MOON: Tonight's full Moon has a special name--the Worm Moon. It signals the coming of northern spring, a thawing of the soil, and the first stirrings of earthworms in long-dormant gardens. Step outside tonight and behold the wakening landscape. "Worm moonlight" is prettier than it sounds.

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) warns taxpayers to be aware of check overpayment scams involving fraudulent checks identified as Commonwealth of Massachusetts/Department of Revenue. Check overpayment scams are often in response to ads or online auction postings. Sellers are contacted by an alleged buyer, who offers to pay for an item with a cashier's, personal, government or corporate check. At the last minute, the buyer will often present a reason for having to write the check for more than the purchase price, and request the seller to send or wire back the difference to a Post Office box after the check has been deposited.

Southborough Recreation and Auto Tech Present the following classes

Ladies! Spend 3 Hours And Learn How To Never Fear Auto Repair Again

Join us for a car care clinic to learn the secrets of auto repair and how to protect yourself from possible rip-offs, and gain a little hands-on knowledge of how your car operates. Our car care workshop is teaching the 10 things everyone must know before having their car repaired. Topics to be covered include:

-         The 7 questions you must ask any auto repair facility before you set up an appointment

-         Lowering your total cost of vehicle ownership by more than 50%

-         General knowledge of automotive repair and maintenance

Instructor: Bill Stapleton, Master Mechanic & Owner, Southboro Auto Tech. Southboro Auto Tech is a AAA Approved Auto Care Facility

Date: Sat May 16th    Time 9-12        Space is limited. Minimum of 5 participants

New Driver Car Care Clinic – Great For Teens!

Join us for a car care clinic that will give you a little hands-on knowledge of how your car operates. These topics and many more will be covered in detail:

-         Basic automotive knowledge, “what’s under the hood”

-         What fluids MUST be checked regularly and where to find them in your car

-         How to change a flat tire – the easy way!

-         What to do if you get into an accident

Instructor: Bill Stapleton, Master Mechanic & Owner, Southboro Auto Tech. Southboro Auto Tech is a AAA Approved Auto Care Facility

Date Sat May 30th       Time 10-12      Space is limited. Minimum of 5 participants

Events & Essentials E-news

In the News...

People exposed to secondhand smoke may face as much as a 44 percent increased risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests, as reported in HealthDay. [Click to Read More.]  

Cutting Edge Research Forum March 19
Brain 2Research is gaining momentum with increased support in Washington. On the Cutting Edge of Alzheimer's Research: The Search for Answers features Massachusetts 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.
Berkshire Caregiver Expo
Berkshire Alzheimer's Partnership proudly presents
5th Biennial Caregiver Expo
Crowne Plaza, Pittsfield
Wednesday, April 22, 2009    4:00 - 7:30 PM
Call to register: 413.499.0691
Thanks to our generous sponsors: HospiceCare in the Berkshires, Premier Home Health, Sheehan Health Group, Kimball Farms Life Community, Elder Services of Berkshire County Inc., and Berkshire Housing.
A Map Through the Maze  
Professionals' Conference May 13, 2009
MAP Whether new to the field or an experienced dementia care professional, our May 13th, 2009 A Map Through the Maze conference offers a diverse array of critical care topics presented by regional and national experts.  Along with attending, you may want to consider promotional opportunities through the Exhibitor's Fair or presenting best practice and research information as one of our Poster Sessions.  The conference fills up fast!  Click Here for Info & Registration.  
NEW for Family Caregivers
Family caregivers
Telephone Education Forums 
For family caregivers of persons with late stage dementia. Free 4-part series by telephone to help make at-home care easier.  The first program, "More than Words: Communicating & Connecting", focuses on communicating with someone who has difficulty understanding or speaking and the importance of staying connected, Wednesday, 3/25 from 1-2:00 p.m.  Other programs cover personal care, medical issues and end-of-life concerns.  Pre-registration is required and space is limited.Call 800.272.3900 for info and registration.
Inspiring workshop for Dementia Caregivers 
"Meeting in the Moment" is an inspiring educational program for family caregivers of someone with middle to later stage dementia.  This unique program uses improvisational theatre techniques to help caregivers be present in the moment with the person with dementia.  It also addresses letting go of the need to control and know what happens next. FREE. April 7th, Manchester, NH, May 12th, Palmer, MA, and May 14th, Raynham, MA.  All programs are in the morning.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  For the NH program, call 603.606.6590.  For the MA programs call 617.868.6718. Visit our Mind Matters blog for Lisa Genova's thoughts on improv and Alzheimer's.
Practical Advice for Younger Onset Alzheimer's  
Up to 10% of people with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, or about 400,000 Americans, are diagnosed before the age of 65 years old.  This type of Alzheimer's disease has been termed "younger-onset."  Younger-onset Alzheimer's has its own set of unique challenges for families who are often still in the work force and raising young children.  Because younger-onset Alzheimer's disease is relatively rare, few specialized resources and services exist. Last month Alzheimer's Australia released an excellent publication, called Younger-Onset  Dementia:  A Practical Guide that helps fill that void.  CLICK for a copy of this publication that offers useful tips for dealing with the wide range of symptoms and issues experienced by families living with younger-onset Alzheimer's. 
South Shore: Living with Dementia Conference 
'Living with Dementia: Adapting, Coping and Accepting'
A conference designed for caregivers and professionals
Featuring: Teepa Snow MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, Dementia Care and Training Specialist
Wednesday April 8th, 2009   8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Linden Ponds, 203 Linden Ponds Way, Hingham, Massachusetts
Presented by: The Alzheimer's Partnership of the South Shore 
Care Partners are invited to attend FREE of charge.
Contact Pam McCormack for additional information.
Marathon Team Grows ... Spread the Word
Our Run for the Memory program is growing. Our Boston 2009 team consists of 12 qualified runners and 17 non-qualified runners.  The Boston team is in the middle of intense training and is looking forward to the big day. Collectively the Run for the Memory program has raised more than $750,000, and we're aiming to reach the $1 million dollar mark this spring!  To help them reach their mark click here.
In June we will begin the training programs for 2 more 2009 marathon teams and we would love to have you run with us in New York or Chicago.  We are seeking both runners who already have bib entries and those runners needing a number.  Click here for details and online application. And to learn about our teams for the June 21st Webster Lake Triathlon in Massachusetts and the 200 mile Reach the Beach adventure relay in New Hampshire.
Wear Hearts, Support Alzheimer's
Heart braceletFamily member Jennifer
Buckley volunteers in memory of her grandfather, Sandy. She has created her own special fundraiser to  support the Association's important programs, advocacy and research.  For the month of March, all friends of the Association can purchase the Silpada Sterling Silver Heart Bracelet ($49) and the Association will benefit. For more details and to order, e-mail Jennifer or call 617.519.7751. 
Jennifer's is just one of many family inspired fundraisers, making a difference.
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MindSet Poetry
Click here to visit Mindeset Poetry, an online poetry journal for people writing about Alzhiemer's. 

Coping and Living with Early Memory Loss

Monday, March 30, Alzheimer's Association, Watertown
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Registration is required. For information and to register, e-mail Nicole McGurin or call 617.393.2005

24/7 Helpline

There is help around the clock for people with Alzheimer's, 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 
Come to the Pops
Join us at the 10th annual night at the Pops "Go to Bat for Alzheimers" on May 21, Boston Symphony Hall.  The event will include a tribute to the memory of Pops founder and long-time volunteer Stanley Solomont and his wife Florence. 
For more information, contact Sheila Watnick by e-mail or 617.393.2008.
Taking Control
Taking Control (4-part series for early-stage individuals and their families) is set for Springfield on Thursdays, April 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 10 a.m.- 12 noon. Pre-registration and screening required.  E-mail Nicole McGurin or call 617.868.671
for information or to register.
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.

Your Legacy
Consider leaving a legacy of support by making a planned gift to the Alzheimer's Association. Learn more about one of many planned giving options like charitable gift annuities by clicking here.

Memory Ride 09

Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter
311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
regional offices:
Lowell, Raynham, Springfield and Worcester, MA and Bedford, NH
617.868.6718   /   800.272.3900 24/7 Helpline
More Rotary Talent Show Photos

Just One Day ago

March 9, 2009 - The Sudbury Reservoir began to open up. Today more cold and snow.

Sprucing up for Spring

March 9, 2009 - A fake bird sits in a springtime wreath decorating the door to Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop on Mt. Vickery Road. www.gulbankianflorist.com

Police Log

March 1

Building and roads patrol

08:40 Noise complaint Harvest Lane

13:48 suspicious activity unoccupied vehicle Boston Road

16:29 Assist Framingham Police

16:30 Commercial Alarm Newton Street

17:02 BOLO 60 MPH blue pickup passing cars Framingham Road

21:59 DPW out /icy roads

February 28

MV enforcement: Central St. Oak hill Road, route 9 @ Middle Road, Route 85, Route 9/Breakneck Hill Road, route 9/85, route 9/495, Ledgehill Road and Route 85

05:57 Residential Alarm Fitzgerald Lane

07:33 Medical Burnett Road

07:54 91 Foley Drive accidental

09:08 Harassing phone calls Blackthorn Drive

10:03 MVA John Street

10:06 debris in road route 9

10:50 pipe exposed route 85

12:42 front plate of MV lost

13:37 commercial alarm Main Street

14:02 citizen turned in ammo

14:20 vandalism route 9 business

14:23 suspicious activity Central Street at Rail Road crossing

16:55 fire hydrant knocked off at Newton Street and East Main Street

18:01 motorcycle abandoned route 85 near 911 field

18:09 ACO Gilmore and Parkerville Roads

18:49 Fire Alarm Graystone Way

21:38 MVA Route 85/9

21:45 Suspicious Activity Ledge Hill Road Masked man - resident walking dog

February 27

Patrols and building checks

MV enforcement: Main and Boston Roads, Route 9, Main and Parkerville Road, Route 85/Framingham Road

00:57 Boyfriend/Girlfriend dispute

04:58 Commercial alarm Main Street

08:34 medical North Street

09:19 school Resource officer out at Parkerville Road

11:51 Residential alarm Gilmore Road

12:30 route 9 and Willow street trees in road

12:57 MVA Northboro Road

13:46 East Main Street tree blocking road

14:14 Framingham Road Residential alarm

15:03 Presidential Drive found plate

15:12 mva Woodland Road and Breakneck Hill Road

16:11 Residential alarm Oregon Road

17:55 Residential Alarm Pinehill Road

18:32 MV theft Boston Road (Audi)

19:35 MVA route 9 Central Street

22:03 Commercial Alarm Main Street

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Brown Paper Tickets

Upcoming Shows:

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Thank you to our Season 13 Sponsor

Tomasso, Southborough's premier dining establishment and their sister market Panzano have teamed up with Steeple to deliver great music and drive more dollars to local charities.

Thank you to Tom Prince and the rest of the team at Panzano and Tomasso for their generous support!
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Music Fans -

Erin McKeown is not your typical folk singer.  While she does fall into the singer/songwriter category, be prepared for music from many different genres.  Pop, rock, swing, jazz, old standards... there's plenty of old school here, but in a fresh way you probably haven't heard anywhere else.  If you are familiar with Ms. McKeown, I know you'll be there... if you are not, then you owe it to yourself to check her out.  Providing opening support is Naia Kete who is another up and coming young singer/songwriter.  This will be a show with a lot of energy - a good show to get you ready for spring!
Please remember:
  • Buy your tickets ahead of time at Brown Paper Tickets.
  • Bring some items for the Southborough Food Pantry      (note: Emily will send out a reminder on Thursday or Friday with their latest list of needed items).
  • Make a reservation at Tomasso for either the Friday or Saturday - mentioning Steeple Coffeehouse - and you'll get 20% off your entire meal!
One final heads-up - Next month our show is a week earlier than usual so as not to infringe on Easter weekend.


Saturday March 14th @ 7:30 -  Erin McKeown with guest Naia Kete

Erin McKeown

Erin McKeown

"From elegant pop to balls-out rock, sweet electronics to witty swing, Erin McKeown has packed a ton of music into her young career. With 5 albums, 2 EPs, and numerous soundtracks and compilations to her credit, the 29-year-old songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hasn't stopped for a breather in the last 10 years. Along the way she has averaged 200 shows a year and garnered the praise of fans and critics alike. McKeown's newest release is Lafayette, a rollicking evening with her six-piece Little Big Band.

Naia Kete

Through the album her voice flows with a lyrical maturity and precision that conjures images of the great Lauryn Hill or soul diva Naia KeteErykah Badu, and leaves the listener wide-eyed and ready for action. "Sweet Music" manages to bring to life Naia's music with the lushness of a full band, without treading on the intimacy or edge of her original solo compositions. But here's the true spark of Naia's music: It calls for a revolution through action not fistfights, seeks empowerment irreverent of race, is inspirational and does not exclude. Naia says "I want my music to be universal" - it might just work.


Doors open at 7:00. 
Music starts at 7:30.

In Advance: $14 General/ $11 Students & Seniors
At the Door: $17 General/ $14 Students & Seniors

Order online through Brown Paper Tickets.

Salad and Wine Picture
Tomasso's Generous Offer

Tomasso Trattoria has offered patrons of Steeple a generous discount. Tomasso Trattoria has offered a 20% discount towards the entire dinner bill for Steeple Coffeehouse patrons on either Friday or Saturday night the week of the show. To take advantage of this incredible deal:
  • Make reservations for either Friday or Saturday night.
  • Mention Steeple Coffeehouse when you call.
  • Bring a printed receipt from your Brown Paper Ticket online purchase.
  • Enjoy!
Southborough Food Pantry
As you know, the proceeds from our coffee and dessert go towards great local charities. In keeping with our giving spirit, we're asking guests to bring items for the Southborough Food Pantry to each show. Currently the Food Pantry is in need of the following items:

1% Parmalat Milk
Beef Stew
Canned Chicken
Small dish detergent*
Small laundry detergent*
* these items cannot be purchased with food stamps.

When donating items, please check the expiration dates as the Food Pantry won't be able to use old items. Thank you!
Facebook Fan Page
Are you on Facebook? If so, we created a fan page to keep people in the know. It is still in the early stages but eventually will have video/audio from recent concerts.

Check it out here.

Public Hearing Set for RMV Fees

As part of the Governor's budget initiatives to address revenue shortfalls for fiscal year 2009 and provide one source of funding for transportation infrastructure in 2010, the RMV is proposing the following modest increases in licensing, registration and other RMV services. The public is invited to register comments on the fee revisions at a hearing on March 16 in the State Transportation Building, 2nd Floor, Conference Room 2-3 at 10:00am.

Police Officer/State Trooper Exam

This examination is being held to establish an eligibility list from which to fill Police Officer vacancies in civil service cities & towns and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), and in non-civil service State Trooper positions in the Massachusetts State Police Department. The eligibility list may also be used to fill police officer vacancies in non-civil service jurisdictions. The exam date is April 25, 2009.

Find out more about the examination, the application fee, the application deadline, and how to apply, as well as other important information.

Thinking Spring and Warmer Weather

March 8, 2009 - Having had a good breakfast at Mauro's Cafe, the bikers from all over the local area are all set for today's run.

Southborough meetings

March 9 - March 13, 2009





ADVISORY COMMITTEE March 9 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall

March 9 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
PUBLIC WORKS PLANNING BOARD March 9 7:30 PM Dept. of Public Works
March 10 5:00 PM Meeting Room, Library
Trust Fund Advisory Committee March 10 5:30 PM Foyer Town House
Board of Assessors March 11 8:30 AM Hearing Room Town House
Open Space Preservation March 11 7:00 PM Lower Level, Cordaville Hall
March 11 7:00 PM Hearing Room Town House
March 12 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House

Senior Schedule

Monday 9

Tuesday 10

Wednesday 11

Thursday 12

Friday 13

8:30  Health Clinic

7:45 Walking Group

  9:30 Pool 8:30 Health Clinic

11:30 movie/bag lunch

9:00 Dr. Cooper

9:30 Tai Chi

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

11:00 Senior Singers

11:00 Book Club 12:00 Lunch 1:00  Water Aerobics
12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch 11:30 Landscapes of the Middle East 12:30 Pitch  
12:00 Blue Plate Special 12:30 Pitch 12:00 Lunch  1:00 PM bridge  
1:00 Fitness

1:00 Water Aerobics

2:00 PM Fitness    

Senior Center open @ 9:00 AM Saturdays


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.




Call by Friday at noon to reserve

a lunch! $5.00

All served with ROLLS & BUTTER, BEVERAGE,

and of course DESSERT

03-09-09 .............Beef Stroganoff (noodles)

03-16-09 .............Stuffed Pork Chops, Potato, Veg

03-23-09 .............Stuffed Peppers

03-30-09 .............Macaroni & Cheese

Baked Ham

04-06-09 .............Chicken Parm

04-13-09 .............Meatloaf, Mashed Potato

04-20-09 .............CLOSED

04-27-09 .............Chicken Cordon Bleu




(or just come for Lunch)

By Apple Spice Junction Catering

$5.00 suggested donation

Every week an alternate choice: Turkey Sandwich

MARCH 6: ....... Herb Roasted Chicken with potato


Movie: .............. Airplane (Robert Hays, Julie

Hagerty) - Comedy

MARCH 13: ..... Club Sandwich (turkey, ham, bacon,

cheese) with potato salad

Movie: .............. Anger Management (Adam Sandler,

Jack Nicholson) - Comedy

MARCH 20: ..... BLT Extreme – BLT (with swiss,

avocado and sprouts) & potato


Movie: .............. Cast Away (Tom Hanks) – Family/


MARCH 27: ..... Tuna on Wheat with potato salad

No Movie ......... Come Play Bingo!!

APRIL 3: .......... Chicken Salad with potato salad

Movie: .............. Fever Pitch (Drew Barrymore, Jimmy

Falon) - Comedy

APRIL 10: ..........Ham and Cheese with potato salad

Movie: .............. Catch Me if You Can (Tom hanks,

Leonardo DiCaprio)

APRIL 17: ........ Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham and Swiss

with potato salad

Movie: .............. North by Northwest (Cary Grant,

Eva Saint Marie) - Drama

APRIL 24: ........ Tuna on Wheat with potato salad

No Movie ......... Come Play Bingo!!

All meals include a cookie for dessert and coffee or cold drink! To

order your bag lunch for Friday you must call the Senior Center by the previous Wednesday by noon.

Annual Senior Conference

Hosted by Senator Jamie Eldrige

April 23rd at

Assabet Valley Technical School

workshops, screenings, lunch,

entertainment, door prizes

Tickets will be available at the Senior Center


Sunday 8 Monday 9 Tuesday 10 Wednesday 11 Thursday 12 Friday 13 Saturday 14


Story time 2-5 years



Story time 2-5 years

11:00 Book Review senior center


Story time 2-5 years

6:30 YA book group

7:00 PM crochet class

11:00 Toddler Time    
Buffalo Soldiers Exhibit

March 8, 2009 - Every other week from February 14 to April 19, the Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Inc, Stony Brook museum committee and the Southborough Historical Museum have held and will be hosting various exhibits and displays of black military history from the Revolutionary War right up until today's military.  Come see the extensive collection of art, books, sculptures and living history talks.  This Saturday, March 14, 2009, Southborough's own Pete DePina will be giving a talk on the history of the Buffalo Soldiers during the American Indian Campaign and the Spanish American War.  The museum located behind Pilgrim Church will be open from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

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



3/12 Algonquin Music Showcase

 7-9 pm in the auditorium