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March 29, - April 4, 2009

It's Snappy out there

April 4, 2009 - A snapping turtle crawled out of the Sudbury River this morning. It's a reptile you don't want to fool with if you love your fingers.

Southborough Historical Museum Exhibit

April 4, 2009 - Elizabeth signs in guests at the museum for the Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Inc exhibit.  There is only one more day to see the exhibit in Southborough.  April 19 the exhibit will move to Pilgrim Church Hall with special guests including Massachusetts General Carter.

Rabies Clinic

April 4, 2009 - Southborough Animal Hospital administered the annual rabies vaccine today at the Southborough DPW.

Chapel of the Cross Easter Egg Hunt

April 4, 2009 - Chapel of the Cross, formerly the owner of the current Southborough Senior Center, held an open house and easter egg hunt today just over the line in Westborough at their new location.

Colors of Spring are Arriving

April 4, 2009 - Spring colors are coming alive at Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop located conveniently across the street on Mt. Vickery Road from the Southborough Post office and Towne Plaza.  Daffodils, tulips, Easter Lillies, Pansies, Passover and Easter Gifts can all be found right here in town.  Click here for website.  To order direct click here.

Sports

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No sports scheduled

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No Sports Scheduled

Start of Thunderstorm Season

April 3, 2009 - Bystanders and workers had to evacuate buildings at town plaza when a nearby lightening strike caused alarms to go off early this evening.  In heavy rain firefighters checked the buildings but found nothing.  A large pine tree was struck by lightening across the street from the plaza entrance on NSTar's hillside potentially having caused the alarms.

This Weekend in Southborough

Buffalo Soldiers-Southborough Historical Society 10 - 3

Rabies clinic - DPW - Cats 2-3 PM/Dogs 3 - 4PM

Saturday April 4, Trinity Church will host an Indoor Miniature Golf Tournament from noon to 6 p.m. Tee times will be available every hour.

Steeple Coffee House - 7:30 PM - Toby Walker and David Jacobs Strain

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Bingo Night and Book Fair at WOODWARD

April 3, 2009 - Hundreds enjoyed a night out playing bingo and browsing the book fair at Woodward Elementary tonight.

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A reminder and a worthy cause.
 
  • Purchase tickets for Steeple Coffeehouse this Saturday at 7:30pm with the incredible Toby Walker and David Jacobs-Strain.

     
  • 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 or check out MySouthborough's article here.
 

They're running 26.2

Marathon training

On April 20th , Run for the Memory runners will cross the start line in Hopkinton, to run an amazing 26.2 miles in the 113th Boston Marathon. These 29 runners have committed to collectively raise $200,000 to support the work of the Alzheimer's Association. The team will proudly wear their purple Run for the Memory uniforms--watch for them on the roads! You can support the team and  help them reach their goal by making a donation today. Click on the running shoes NOW.  If you would like to provide support for the team on the day of the marathon, contact Lori Coburn.

Carol A. Welch

 

 

CHATHAM — Carol A. Welch, of Chatham, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

She was born on Sept. 24, 1938, the only child of Gustav and Eleanor Holmer of Boston.

While working in the insurance industry, she met her beloved husband of 49 years, Henry Welch. Her love of flowers developed into owning the "House of Flowers" for many years in Southborough. In addition, she loved to cook and was working on a cookbook for her children.

Carol leaves her husband, Henry; five children and their spouses, Lianne Nikitas and her husband Peter, Lisa Puleo and her husband Frank, John Welch and Melissa Sicard, Sally Evans and her husband Edward, Mark Welch and his wife Stephanie; and six loved grandchildren, Alexandra Nikitas, L. Peter Nikitas, Jessica Puleo, Brian Puleo, Christopher Welch, and Heidi Evans.

Visiting hours will be held in the Nickerson Funeral Home, 87 Crowell Road, Chatham, on Sunday, April 5, from 3 to 6 p.m. Please join her family for a Mass of Christian burial in Holy Redeemer Church, Highland Avenue, Chatham, on Monday, April 6, at 10 a.m. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Redeemer Church, Highland Avenue, Chatham, MA 02633.

Nickerson Funeral Home

508-945-1166

Sports

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Boys JV Lacrosse VS St. Peter Marian H.s 9/11 Field in 11:00AM
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS St. Peter Marian H.s 9/11 Field in 12:30PM
4/4 AVRTHS

No Sports Scheduled

HELP STOCK SALMON FRY!

Volunteers from high schools, sporting clubs, civic groups, colleges, and individuals with a passion for rivers, fish, or fishing are needed to assist Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) personnel in stocking 1.5 million salmon fry (juvenile fish) as part of the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon restoration program. According to Dr. Caleb Slater, MassWildlife's Anadromous Fish Project Leader, at least 20 stocking dates are planned in April and early May to release salmon fry into dozens of Connecticut River tributaries. The fry will come from MassWildlife's Roger Reed Hatchery in Palmer and the White River National Fish Hatchery in Bethel, Vermont. Fry will be trucked to meeting sites where volunteers will gather and caravan to release sites. The tiny fish will then be moved from truck to water by bucket using volunteer man- and womanpower. The 2009 Fry Stocking Schedule and details on meeting locations and stocking tips are posted at www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/fisheries/anadromous/salmon_fry_stocking.htm.

Dr. Slater offers some tips for potential volunteers: "You may get wet! A change of clothes is a good idea. You will be walking in slippery stream and river beds, so waders or other waterproof footgear is useful." There are a few waders to loan, but please bring your own if you have them. Volunteers will also be climbing up and down steep stream banks and should be in good physical condition. MassWildlife aids anadromous (migratory) fish in a number of ways: stocking fry in tributaries of the Connecticut River; monitoring fish passage at dams on the Connecticut, Westfield, and Merrimack Rivers; trapping salmon and shad for transport to hatcheries and/or upstream release locations; working with federal agencies to ensure safe upstream and downstream fish passage at hydroelectric dams; and working with local watershed groups to improve freshwater habitat for fish. For more information, click on the above link or contact Dr. Slater at (508) 389-6331.

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICE REMIND BOATERS TO WEAR LIFEJACKETS

Though air temperatures are rising and ice is retreating from many ponds and lakes, boaters are still at risk from cold water and the Massachusetts Environmental Police (MEP) is reminding people that state law requires all canoeists and kayakers to wear a personal flotation device (PFD) at all times through May 15.

“The Environmental Police recommend that boaters wear lifejackets year-round, but during cool and cold weather months, it’s the law in Massachusetts,” MEP Director Aaron Gross said. “This reminder serves two very important purposes. It could save you from an unwelcome visit from an enforcement officer, and - much more importantly – it could save your life.”

The MEP points out that the first warm days of spring mask water temperatures that are dangerously cold. If paddlers capsize or fall overboard, they can succumb within minutes to hypothermia (the lowering of a person’s internal body temperature), which deadens arms and legs and renders a victim unable to swim, paddle, or stay afloat. A related danger – the “cold-water-immersion-reflex,” whereby a victim, shocked by frigid water, involuntarily gasps and ingests a significant amount of water – can lead to death by drowning. 

In the 13 fatal boating accidents in Massachusetts in 2008 (up from nine fatalities in 2007), none of the victims was wearing a lifejacket. Not wearing a lifejacket, operator inattention, overloading, and small boat instability were significant factors in most of the 2008 fatalities.

Massachusetts boating regulations require that all persons aboard canoes and kayaks between September 15 and May 15 wear a Coast Guard-approved Type I, II, or III PFD at all times while a boat is underway. In addition, the MEP recommends wearing a PFD as standard practice year-round, and reminds boaters that children under 12 are required to wear PFDs in boats of all types throughout the year. While most Type I, II, and III lifejackets will not prevent hypothermia, they do give the victim one less thing to worry about: staying afloat.

“In Massachusetts and nationwide, most boating fatalities start as a capsizing or fall overboard, and, historically, 80 percent of the victims are not wearing lifejackets,” Colonel Gross said. “Lifejacket wear gives victims and rescuers additional precious time to help themselves out of a potentially tragic episode.”  

The MEP also encourages all boaters to take a state-approved boating safety course. Visit http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dle/boatrvsafe.htm for links to the MEP boating course schedule, other approved course providers, and information about state boating laws.

Ready to Go

April 2, 2009 - The Bocce court at the Southborough Senior Center is all set for warmer, dryer days to host bocce tournaments.  If you are interested in joining a team, give the Senior Center a call.

APRIL VACATION WEEK

EVENTS FOR KIDS AT THE LIBRARY

Tuesday, April 21 ~ 11:00 am

Magic Matt presents his new reading-themed magic show!

All welcome!

Thursday, April 23 ~ 11:00 am

Toddler Time: Ages 0 – 24 months

Thursday, April 23 ~ 1:00 pm

Deborah Costine presents a

puppet show: *

“Woodland Cinderella”

All welcome!

*Sponsored by the Together We Can

Community Partnership for Children

 

New RMV Fees Reflect Our Commitment to Service and Innovation

In what is expected to be a three-stage process to implement $75 million in proposed RMV fees, the cost of some internet and branch transactions are set to change Friday, April 3, 2009 at 5 pm. (Click here for list)

In addition, the RMV is partnering with AAA to give the motoring public more flexibility in renewing licenses and registrations and bring back Saturday hours. (click here for details)

In the past year, the RMV has also added five new real-time transactions to our Express Lane for added customer convenience. You can now renew your Mass ID and register to be an organ donor online as well as look up your title, license and registration from the comfort of your computer. More Express Lane transactions, such as viewing and requesting your driver record are expected within the month.

SPOTLESS SUNS:  Yesterday, NASA announced that the sun has plunged into the deepest solar minimum in nearly a century.  Sunspots have all but vanished and consequently the sun has become very quiet. In 2008, the sun had no spots 73% of the time, a 95-year low. In 2009, sunspots are even more scarce, with the "spotless rate" jumping to 87%.  We are currently experiencing a stretch of 25 continuous days uninterrupted by sunspots--and there's no end in sight.

This is a big event, but it is not unprecedented. Similarly deep solar minima were common in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, and each time the sun recovered with a fairly robust solar maximum.  That's probably what will happen in the present case, although no one can say for sure. This is the first deep solar minimum of the Space Age, and the first one we have been able to observe using modern technology.  Is it like others of the past?  Or does this solar minimum have its own unique characteristics that we will discover for the first time as the cycle unfolds?  These questions are at the cutting edge of solar physics.

You can monitor the progress of solar minimum with a new "Spotless Days Counter" on spaceweather.com.  Instead of counting sunspots, we're counting no sunspots.  Daily updated totals tell you how many spotless days there have been in a row, in this year, and in the entire solar cycle.  Comparisons to historical benchmarks put it all in perspective.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for data.

100 HOURS OF ASTRONOMY:  This week, astronomers are celebrating the 400th anniversary of Galileo's original telescopic exploration of the sky with "100 Hours of Astronomy," a cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy. Running from April 2 through April 5, many different public programs are planned worldwide.  Is one of them near you?  Visit the 100 Hours web site to find out: http://www.100hoursofastronomy.org/  Note that the celebration ends on Sun Day, April 5th, a special date devoted to observations of the sun: http://solarastronomy2009.org/100-hours-sunday/ .
 

See full size imageCootie Party: Come to a fun-filled, old-fashioned Cootie Party sponsored by the Southborough Catholic Woman’s Club on Thursday, April 16 starting at 7:00 p.m. at St. Anne’s Hall, 20 Boston Road.  Compete, laugh, and have fun while benefiting area charities.  Tickets are $10 each, and may be reserved by calling Kathy Lane (508-480-0198) or Ellen Kluge (508-485-4469). 

Indoor Miniature Golf Tournament' to benefit Relay for Life
Northborough - On Saturday April 4, Trinity Church will host an Indoor Miniature Golf Tournament from noon to 6 p.m. Tee times will be available every hour.

All local families are invited to attend for a fun day of mini-golf, food and prizes. The cost is $5 per person to play and $10 per person to compete in the tournament. A first prize of $100 will be awarded to the winning tournament player. Tee times are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome.

All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay

for Life of Northborough-Southborough.

Opening To book your tee time, contact Lorna Helms at lornahelms1@ verizon.net or call 508-596-1776.

Sports

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Boys Varsity Outdoor Track VS **Postponed - Fitchburg H.S. Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Outdoor Track @ **Postponed - Fitchburg H.S.   3:30PM
 Boys Varsity Baseball VS **Postponed - Quabbin Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ **Postponed - Quabbin Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS **Postponed - Quabbin Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball @ **Postponed - Quabbin Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS Douglas High School   6:00PM
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Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS North Shore Tech. H.S.   3:25PM
Spring Can't be too far Away

April 1, 2009 - Hydrangeas fill the greenhouse at Gulbankian Farms Garden Center and Florist Shop.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the SEF Spelling Bee and congratulations to our winning

team from Trottier Middle School:

Linda Murdock

Darlene Scorzelli

Kim Barton

We would also like to thank all of our sponsors:

Mockingbird Partners LLC

Team Sponsors:

Boston Private Bank

The Capital Group

Eagle Leasing

Eaton Apothecary

Fred Maynard

The Fusion Group

F.W. Webb

Marlboro Savings Bank

Southboro Medical Group

Wellen Construction

Word Sponsors:

Eaton Apothecary

Marlborough Savings Bank

Southboro Dental Partners

Southborough Jewelers

Special Thanks To:

Linda Murdock Trottier

Principal

Refreshments - Roche Brothers

Graphics - Sheri Beran

Printing Quickprint

Music and Lights - Ricky Scott and Charlie Pim

Raffle and Prize Donations – Bose Corporation, Mr. LaChance, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Lisa

Novello - Sweets By June , Storm McGuire - Mary Kay, Learning Express, Trader Joe’s, Lidia Doddi,

Eaton Apothecary, Phaidra Nail Salon, Coldstone Creamery, A Beautiful You, Neil Taylor Music

Lessons, Marilyn Taylor Confident Directions Life and Wellness Coaching and Therapeutic Massage,

Southborough Public Library, Carol Thompson,Tomasso Trattoria, Panzano Tuscan Market,

Westboro Tennis and Swim

Master of Ceremonies: Bruce Werner

Judges: Bill Boland -Selectman

Dr. Charles Gobron - Superintendent of Schools

Paul Butka – Regional School Committee

SEF always welcomes new members. Find out more at www. southboroughed.org!

 

 

Going Shopping?

Why not check out an eclectic shop?  The Southborough Senior Center is home to a wonderful collection of odds and ends from cards, coffee cups, glassware, hand knit items, jewelry, pottery, movies and more.

The Senior Center is open from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM Monday through Friday.

The center is also open on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM but not the shop.

Algonquin Regional Announces Second Quarter Honor Role

Click here for names

TAX WORK OFF PROGRAM SIGN UP

8:30 FRIDAY APRIL 3RD

Since fiscal year 2000 the Senior Center has offered a program to senior homeowners designed to trade 100 volunteer work hours for town departments with a reduction of their property tax bill of $750. It has proven to be a popular program as it helps seniors having difficulty with the rising property tax bills and benefits the town by providing various town departments the ability to accomplish tasks for which they lack people or to free up full time employees to handle other tasks.

The Senior Center will be offering the program again for FY 2010 and it has been approved for 30 seniors. Each year is treated as a separate program so seniors repeating the program must sign up again. We will be accepting applications for this program starting April 3rd for the FY 2010 program. Sign up forms are available at he Senior Center.

To qualify for the program a senior must be 60 years of age or older, be a Southborough resident, a homeowner or spouse of a homeowner, and own and occupy the property to which the tax credit will be applied. The applicant must also agree to complete the entire 100 hours of work during the period from April 5, 2009 to March 1, 2010. Given the popularity of the program over the past years and the limited number we can accommodate we are obliged to give preference to those applicants with household incomes under $45,000.

To apply applicants must bring to the Senior Center beginning on April 3, 2009 a completed application, plus a copy of the tax bill for the property to be rebated, and proof of income from Social Security, pensions, and investment income and a completed W-4 form. Place this information in a sealed envelope which will be passed to the Assessor’s Office for verification of income and residence and held in a locked file at that office in complete confidence. We urge all interested seniors to apply regardless of income as should we have less than 30 applicants the income requirement will be waived. All applicants will be accepted in the order the applications were received. Those who have household incomes of under $45,000 will be considered first. Those with a household income of over $45,000 will be considered in the order in which they were received if all 30 slots have not been filled.

Several of the Southborough town departments will make available positions requiring varying skills. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve, basis provided the applicants are deemed qualified for the work by the department personnel. The $750 tax reduction will not be paid directly to the participant. The $750 (less any federal taxes withheld) will be shown on the last quarterly tax bill in April 2009 as a reduction to the real estate tax.

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING begins Monday night, 7pm April 13th at the Trottier

School

 

VERNAL POOL GUIDELINES REVISED

In March, the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP) of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife released a revision to the Guidelines for the Certification of Vernal Pool Habitat (“Guidelines”). The NHESP accepts certain biological and physical documentation submitted by outside scientists, resource managers, and other interested parties as the basis for the certification of Vernal Pool Habitat. The recent revision is designed to ensure consistency between the NHESP’s “vernal pool certification criteria” and the biological and physical characteristics of “Vernal Pool Habitat” in the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act regulations. The revised Guidelines reduces the number of facultative (indirect indicator) species acceptable for certification to four amphibians (i.e., Spring Peeper, Gray Treefrog, American Toad, and Fowler’s Toad) and eliminates the “Dry Pool” method for vernal pool certification. In addition, requirements for documenting the physical and biological characteristics of a vernal pool have been enhanced. For example, a greater number of photographs are required of the basin and any inlets or outlets, and the number of egg masses of obligate amphibian (direct indicator) species (e.g., Wood Frogs or salamanders) has been increased from two for each species to a total of five for all species combined. The revised Guidelines document is available at www.nhesp.org at the ‘Vernal Pool’ tab.  The NHESP has administered the state’s official vernal pool certification program for over 20 years. Visit the MassWildlife website at www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/nhesp/vernal_pools/vernal_pools.htm for information about how to certify and protect vernal pools

Despite the seeming lack of spring weather recently, the season for amphibian movements is upon us. Salamanders, Spring Peepers, Wood Frogs, and toads will be ambling and hopping across Bay State roadways on warm wet nights, heading to vernal pools and other wetlands to mate and lay their eggs. The height of spring amphibian activity comes during warm, rainy nights when Spring Peepers are heard calling. Thousands of frogs, salamanders, and toads move across roadways under these conditions and many amphibians are squashed by vehicles traveling after dark. Some local communities and conservation groups host salamander crossings at key places where traffic is slowed to allow for the safe passage of these animals. Other local groups meet at known "Big Night" crossings or look for new road crossings to share this seasonal phenomenon with the public or to document the presence of nearby vernal pools.  This month, consider doing your daily errands before dark or during dry evenings as a way to reduce amphibian traffic mortality. Another useful website with information on vernal pools, crossing signs, and additional educational materials can be found at the Vernal Pool Association website, www.vernalpool.org

Tuesday Night Selectmen Meeting

April 1, 2009 -Linda Hubley - Selectmen's meeting . First on the agenda last night after an extended executive session was an emotional tribute to the late Southborough Police Chief William Webber. This year’s annual town report is dedicated to Chief Webber and his family including his wife, children, mother and father and siblings, who were invited to the meeting and each presented with a copy of the report. Chairman, Bill Boland, thanked the family for sharing Billy Webber with the town. He was a remarkable person.

Chief Webber’s wife, Kathy, thanked the Selectmen and the Town for honoring Billy and thanking all for their support through his entire illness right to the very end. The people of Southborough have done a fabulous job in honoring Billy.

In other business selectmen read a letter into the record from Joseph Hubley President of the local Firefighters union. They said they were in solidarity with other town unions in refusing to forgo the one percent pay hike. In the letter the school dept union was mentioned and Ms Phaneuf said that the Selectmen were unaware of any vote by the school teachers.

In other business it was decided to go back to a full five day week at the Town House beginning to the closest payroll period to May 1. Hours will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Selectmen cited the fact that on Friday afternoons people attempted to gain access to the Town House after hours. Selectman Bonnie Phaneuf said she was never for the tryout hours of late Tuesdays and half day Fridays. She said the Town House should be available to residents each day for the same hours as very few people came in Tuesday nights. It also made for long days for town employees.

Selectmen were also invited by the Stony Brook Committee to attend the April 19th exhibit of the Buffalo Soldiers Inc display and exhibits at Pilgrim Church Hall on Sunday April 19.  Massachusetts Adjutant General Carter will be there along with military historians and surviving Tuskegee Airmen from WWII.  Selectmen will try to make it at different times that day.

Sports

4/2 ARH

Boys Varsity Baseball VS Quabbin Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Quabbin Regional H.S. Algonquin 4:00PM
 Boys JV Baseball @ Quabbin Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Quabbin Regional H.S.   4:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball VS Clinton High School   6:00PM
4/2 AVRTHS
Boys JV Lacrosse @ Blackstonevalleyregtechhs Click for directions   3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Clinton High School Softball Field 3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball @ Clinton High School Click for directions   3:30PM
Algonquin Tomahawks

Girl’s Summer Volleyball Clinic

Who: Girls, of all skill levels, entering grades 7th – 10th

When: July 7th – July 10th

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: Algonquin Regional High School

Coaches: Algonquin Girl’s Varsity Players

The Clinic

This clinic is designed to introduce girls, of all skill levels, to the fun-filled game of

volleyball. Through this clinic girls will not only learn the basics, consisting of passing,

setting, hitting, and serving, but will also be introduced to the Algonquin Volleyball and

Athletic community. A large percentage of students at Algonquin participate in the

school’s athletic program. It is through athletics that many friendships lasting beyond the

high school years are made. It is hoped that while learning, players meet and develop

friendships with their future classmates. Above all, the goal is to have fun. Volleyball is

a game for all ages and an activity that is captivating from the first time a player steps on

the court. At this clinic, girls are provided the opportunity to explore the game of

volleyball as well as experience the competition and excitement of high school sports.

Fees

The fee for this four day clinic is $65. If registered before June 12, 2009, the fee is

discounted to $50. This payment covers all clinic fees and a t-shirt for each participant.

All proceeds will benefit the ARHS Volleyball Boosters Club. Make checks payable to:

ARHS Boosters Club and mail to ARHS VB – Yung, 36 Pine Hill Road, Southborough,

MA, 01772, with completed registration form. If you have any questions, contact us at

thawkvolleyball@gmail.com.

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hospitalization. Any expense arising from injury or illness is the responsibility of the person signing below.

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Southborough Welcomes New Library Director

March 31, 2009 - Jane N. Cain, of Berlin, Mass., is the new Director of the Southborough Public Library. She took over her duties as Library Director on March 9. Kimberley Ivers, Director at the library since 2007, returned to her previous position as Children’s Librarian.

Family BINGO Night

Please join us Friday, April 3rd from 5pm-8pm at the Woodward School for our Annual Bingo Night!!

There will be 2 BINGO sessions:

Session 1: 5:15-6:30pm

Session 2: 6:45-8:00pm

Cost: BINGO Booklets cost $3 each or 2 Books for $5. Each Booklet has 5 Games in it. Plan on 1-2 Booklets per person playing.

Come Early or Stay Late to enjoy the Art Show, Book Fair, and have a Pizza Meal Deal.

The Art Show will feature Artwork created throughout the year by the Second and Third Grade Student Artists

View the Artwork for Education Fundraiser

Works of Art

Come support your kids and enjoy fantastic works of art being created in our school!

 

If you've missed the exhibits and live history talks there are only two more times in Southborough when you can visit the museum and hear the recollections and stories in this current series.

April 4 WWI and WWII, 10AM-3PM

Pete DePina (Buffalo Soldiers Heritage) 

April 19 (Sunday) all wars 2PM – 6PM

Major General Joseph C. Carter, Adjutant General of Massachusetts,

also representatives of the Tuskeegee Airmen

 April 19th program additional information

Agnes Elizabeth ‘Lib’ "Sis" Kratzer

 

 

Agnes Elizabeth “Sis”, ‘Lib’ Kratzer, 94, of Walpole, formerly a long time resident of Southborough, died March 30, 2009 at the Harrington House in Walpole.

She was the wife of Donald A. Kratzer who passed away in 1961 and James MacDonald who was killed during the Battle of the Bulge.

Mrs. Kratzer was a credit manager at the former Dennison Manufacturing Co. in Framingham for 45 years. She loved her dogs and was an avid flower gardener. The flowers around her home blossomed from spring to late fall.

She is survived by several cousins.

A visiting hour will be held on Thursday, April 2, from 10 to 11 AM followed by a short funeral service, at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. (Morrisfuneralparlor.com) Burial will follow in the Rural Cemetery in Southborough.

Memorial contributions may be sent in her memory to Angel Memorial , 350 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02130
 

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Blue Skies

March 31, 2009 - A favorite view looking up from the library parking lot.

Sports

4/1 ARH

Boys Varsity Baseball   **Scrimmage - Vs Framingham Algonquin 3:30PM
 Boys JV Baseball   **Scrimmage - Vs Framingham Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls Varsity Softball VS Natick High School Algonquin 3:30PM
 Girls JV Softball VS Natick High School Algonquin 3:30PM
4/1 AVRTHS
Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Minuteman Regional HS   3:30PM
Cookie time

March 30, 2009 - Girl Scouts from troop 7102 sell cookies and help the food pantry at the same time.

Engineering for Girls

March 30, 2009 - Ann LoVerso led a couple of dozen girl scouts Saturday in learning about the various aspects of engineering.  Five engineering stations were set up including reverse engineering, Software engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering and structural engineering.  Ann attended a Girl Scout conference last year in Baltimore, MD where she learned about STEM http://www.stemedcoalition.org/ 

Card Playing

March 30, 2009 - Enjoying a perfect Saturday at the Senior Center. The  center is open from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Assabet Valley Regional Technical

High School

Easter Brunch Buffet Menu

April 12, 2009

BREAKFAST

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

Entrees

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!

 

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. 

MT. REDOUBT:  Alaska's Mt. Redoubt volcano has erupted at least 19 times since March 22nd, and several of the most powerful blasts have spewed clouds of ash and sulfurous gas into the lower stratosphere. The last time an Alaskan volcano blew its top (Kasatochi in August 2008), similar clouds caused fantastic sunsets around the Northern Hemisphere. Today's edition of Spaceweather.com features satellite maps of Mt. Redoubt's sulfur dioxide emissions.  Using these maps, we can track the volcanic clouds as they drift around the globe and be alert for unusual sunsets and other phenomena when they pass nearby. Visit http://spaceweather.com for more information and updates.

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The Teams for the Spelling Bee

Eaton Apolthecary Elite

American Idol Judges

Duh Spell Checkas

Fill in team - the bunnies?

Souper Seniors

The Stellar Spellers

The Snaildarters

The Great Orthographers

Rotary Club

The Wanna B's

Marlborough Savings Bank All Stars

Neary Word Wizards

The O'Finnegans

Trottier RAMbunctions

Woodward Stellar Spellers

Here Comes the Judges

Firefighters

DolFinns

Who will win

The Audience

photos courtesy of Tony Martins

Sports

3/31 ARHS

Boys JV Volleyball @ Marlborough High School   6:00PM
 Boys Varsity Volleyball @ Marlborough High School   7:00PM
3/31 AVRTHS

No events scheduled

Finn School Staff

March 29, 2009 - Teachers and staff ran in the first annual Finn March Madness Race Saturday.

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Support your local Team

March 29, 2009 - Students hold up signs for their favorite teacher teams at the Second Annual Southborough Education Foundation Spelling Bee. The Bose radio was won by a member of the Eaton Pharmacy Team,

Rainy Days and Sundays

March 29, 2009 - Traffic had to endure slippery wet roads with many puddles today.

Southborough meetings

March 30 - April 3, 2009

Meeting

Date

Time

Where

BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Agenda
March 31 6:30 PM Town house hearing room
MUNICIPAL TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
 
March 31 7:30 AM Hearing Room town house
COUNCIL ON AGING April 1 7:00 PM Country Kitchen Cordaville Hall
PLANNING BOARD (attending ZAC meeting) April 1 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
Zoning Advisory Committee April 1 7:30 PM Upper Hall Cordaville Hall
CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Agenda
April 2 7:30 PM Hearing Room Town House
Recycling Committee April 2 7:30 PM Conference Room DPW bldg
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Agenda
April 2 7:30 PM Memorial Hall Fire Station
     

Senior Schedule

Monday 30

Tuesday 31`

Wednesday 1

Thursday 2

Friday 3

8:30  Health Clinic

7:45 Walking Group

9:15 painting 8:30 Health Clinic

8:30 Tax work off Registration

    9:30 Pool   9:30 Pickity Place mini bus trip
 

9:30 Tai Chi

10:00 Creative Writers 9:30  Mah Jongg 11:30 movie/bag lunch
9:30 Cribbage

11:00 Senior Singers

11:30 Lunch w/politicians 12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch
12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch   12:30 Pitch 1:00 Bingo
12:00 Blue Plate Special 12:30 Pitch 12:00 Lunch  1:00 PM bridge 1:00  Water Aerobics
2:00 Fitness

 

2:00 PM Fitness    

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.

ANNUAL SENI

TJ LUNCHES AT THE

SENIOR CENTER

Call by Friday at noon to reserve

a lunch! $5.00

All served with ROLLS & BUTTER, BEVERAGE,

and of course DESSERT

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 CON

MARCH/APRIL FRIDAY BAG

LUNCH AND MOVIE/BINGO

(or just come for Lunch)

By Apple Spice Junction Catering

$5.00 suggested donation

Every week an alternate choice: Turkey Sandwich

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.

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LUNCH WITH OUR POLITICIANS

Wednesday, April 1st Luncheon at 11:30

Politician presentations at 12:15

Senator Jamie Eldridge, Representative Carolyn Dykema

and Representative Danielle Gregoire will each make a

brief presentation.

Luncheon will be Grilled Teriyaki Kabobs

Suggested donation is $5.00

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TAX WORK OFF PROGRAM SIGN UP

8:30 FRIDAY APRIL 3RD

Since fiscal year 2000 the Senior Center has offered a program to senior homeowners designed to trade 100 volunteer work hours for town departments with a reduction of their property tax bill of $750. It has proven to be a popular program as it helps seniors having difficulty with the rising property tax bills and benefits the town by providing various town departments the ability to accomplish tasks for which they lack people or to free up full time employees to handle other tasks.

The Senior Center will be offering the program again for FY 2010 and it has been approved for 30 seniors. Each year is treated as a separate program so seniors repeating the program must sign up again. We will be accepting applications for this program starting April 3rd for the FY 2010 program. Sign up forms are available at he Senior Center.

To qualify for the program a senior must be 60 years of age or older, be a Southborough resident, a homeowner or spouse of a homeowner, and own and occupy the property to which the tax credit will be applied. The applicant must also agree to complete the entire 100 hours of work during the period from April 5, 2009 to March 1, 2010. Given the popularity of the program over the past years and the limited number we can accommodate we are obliged to give preference to those applicants with household incomes under $45,000.

To apply applicants must bring to the Senior Center beginning on April 3, 2009 a completed application, plus a copy of the tax bill for the property to be rebated, and proof of income from Social Security, pensions, and investment income and a completed W-4 form. Place this information in a sealed envelope which will be passed to the Assessor’s Office for verification of income and residence and held in a locked fi le at that office in complete confidence. We urge all interested seniors to apply regardless of income as should we have less than 30 applicants the income requirement will be waived. All applicants will be accepted in the order the applications were received. Those who have household incomes of under $45,000 will be considered first. Those with a household income of over $45,000 will be considered in the order in which they were received if all 30 slots have not been filled.

Several of the Southborough town departments will make available positions requiring varying skills. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve, basis provided the applicants are deemed qualified for the work by the department personnel. The $750 tax reduction will not be paid directly to the participant. The $750 (less any federal taxes withheld) will be shown on the last quarterly tax bill in April 2009 as a reduction to the real estate tax.

Sunday 29 Monday 30 Tuesday 31 Wednesday 1 Thursday 2 Friday 3 Saturday 4
   

10:30

Story time 2-5 years

 

 

1 10:00-11:30

Watercolor class for

Seniors

10:00 Book Review

10:30 Story Time (2-5)

6:30 YA Book

Group

7:30 Crochet Class

11:00 Toddler Time

 

   

Free Online Resume Builder

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

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Jeannette Williams

 

 

 Jeannette ( Dupuis)( Orcutt) Williams, 92, a resident of Whitney Place, Northborough, formerly of Southborough, died Friday, March 27, 2009, at her home. Born in Marlborough, she was the daughter of the late Emil and Angeline (Courville) Dupuis, and the wife of Wesley Williams, who died in 2008. She had also been the wife of Clarence Orcutt, who died in 1981. She had been a member of the former St. Marys Parish, Marlborough, and Our Lady of the Assumption Guild, as well as the Southborough Womans Club. Devoted to the Why Me organization, Mrs. Williams lovingly recreated Mrs. Claus for the children for the past 17 years. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Griffin and her husband, William, of Marlborough, Jeanne Gallagher and her husband, William, of Worcester, and Margaret White of Worcester; her brother, Joseph Dupuis and his wife, Anne, of Albuqurque, N.M.; her sisters, Gertrude McCaffrey of Leominster, Theresa Moffa of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Arline Lynch of Marlborough and Anita Cain and her husband, David, of Florida; her stepchildren and their families, Nancy Williams of Southborough, Joanne Beller of Grafton, and Wesley M. Skip Williams of S. Euclid, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Emil Dupuis and Lauraine Gove and the grandmother of the late Jason White. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 1, at 10 a.m., at the Immaculate Conception Church, Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow in St. Marys Cemetery, Beach Street, Marlborough. Visiting hours are Tuesday, March 31, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Slattery Funeral Home Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Why Me, 1152 Pleasant St., Worcester, MA 01602.
 

 

 

Town Warrants and the 2008 Annual Report are available

All residents are urged to pick up copies available at the Town House, Southborough Library, the Police Department office, and the Transfer Station to prepare themselves for informed participation.

or click here for more information

Former MDC property Microburst - 1984

March 29, 2009 - Photo above taken by former Southborough Tree Warden Skip Hubley.  Microburst on the former MDC property on Middle Road currently the new part of the Rural Cemetery.  A strong micro burst hit Southborough leaving several acres of a red pine stand at a total loss. The following information taken today from the Wilmington Weather Examinor - 1984 A strong nor'easter battered New England.  The central pressure of the storm dropped to 963 millibars (equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane) over the Atlantic east of New Jersey.  Winds gusted to 108 mph at Blue Hill Observatory in Milton, MA and to 97 mph at Martha's Vineyard.  8 to 16 inches of heavy wet snow fell in interior southern New England.  Numerous thunderstorms also accompanied this spring blizzard. One thunderstorm produced a microburst at Southborough, MA which flattened about five acres of red pines; a most unusual occurrence for a nor'easter.

Sports

March 30, ARHS

No Sports Scheduled

March 30, Assabet Valley Reg Tech H.S.
 Boys Varsity Lacrosse VS Northeast Reg. Tech. High   3:30PM