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May 1, 2011 - May 7, 2011

Pot of Gold

May 6, 2011 A rainbow hits the air in Northborough on route 290 near Church Street.

Fly In

May 6, 2011 - A male bluebird approaches a natural nest in the woods to feed the young'ns.

USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training Program

Sponsored by UMass Extension, MDAR, USDA Agricultural Marketing Services, Bay State Organic Certifiers

Friday May 20th, 8:30-5:00pm - University of Massachusetts Collaborative Services Facility, Berkshire Room, 333 South Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545-4169

This day long program will focus on developing a farm food safety plan, a review of risk assessment, and incorporating the USDA GAP & GHP (Good Handling Practices) audit into the farm food safety plan. Worker training, water, manure, compost management, packinghouse sanitation, pest control and traceability will also be discussed. The key presenters for the training are Dr. Richard Bonanno, Ph.D. UMass Extension Educator and Ken Petersen, USDA Agricultural Marketing Services, Fresh Products Branch.

Preregistration required. Space is limited. The cost is $50.00 for the first registration. Cost for additional employees is $10.00 each which includes the presentation, pesticide credit, refreshments, but not the GAP manual. Send the check payable to “UMass” to Doreen York, Agriculture & Landscape Program, 210 Bowditch Hall, 201 Natural Resources Rd., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003. If you have questions, please contact Doreen at 413-545-2254 or email at
dyork@umext.umass.edu. Note that we cannot accept cash payments. No walk-in registrations will be accepted.

 

flags at half staff

The Governor has ordered the American and Commonwealth Flags lowered to half staff on Saturday, May 7th from sunrise to sunset in honor of Major David L. Brodeur who died in Afghanistan.

From the Governor’s Office:

Please be advised that Governor Patrick has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, May 7, 2011, in honor of Major David L. Brodeur of Auburn, Massachusetts who died in Afghanistan on April 27, 2011.

This gubernatorial order applies to:

1. The main or administration building of each public institution of the Commonwealth, e.g. town and city halls

2. Other state-owned or state-controlled buildings

3. All state military installations

 
Please Vote On Monday May 9
Please take a moment to read my Bio and Platform below. I appreciate your consideration when you vote on Monday.

I have signs available for anyone who sends me their address.

I also need some volunteers to work the polls and greet voters on my behalf on Monday. Please let me know if you can help.

Jeff
Jeffrey Rosenberg for Selectman - Bio and Platform
As the election approaches I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and my platform to the residents of Southborough. I am Jeffrey Rosenberg, 44 years old, a father, a husband, a volunteer, a civic leader, a businessman, and an educator.

My wife and I have a family of four children ages 9 - 15. Our home is an open place of discussion, education and family values. You will see us at school functions, sports, town events or just playing in the back yard. We make family our number one priority whether it's a trip in the RV to new places or a quiet meal at home; family is where community starts. I value family in all that I do.

As a volunteer you will find me working hard on the Southborough CERT / MRC team, providing First Aid, directing traffic, responding to community events as well as disasters. I am a licensed EMT, a member of the Cert Executive Board and most recently the head of CERT and MRC of Southborough Inc. a 501c3 corporation to support CERT/MRC and the community. I also, through the Masons and with my Masonic Lodge, raise money for children and other worthy causes. I have been Master of Norfolk Lodge in Needham. Giving my time freely to my neighbors and community is a core value.

As a Civic leader I have testified before our state legislature and assisted in drafting, proposing, passing or defeating bills. As stated above I volunteer my time to the town. I work on campaigns and elections on a regular basis and believe as Justice Robert H. Jackson stated "It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error." And as such you find me here running for Selectman.

As a business man I put my education to work. I hold a BA in Communications from Curry College with a minor in Politics and History. I run two companies in town Modulation Magic Inc, a broadcast engineering firm and with my wife Kelly, Every Body Balance Inc, a Pilates and Yoga studio. I have brought jobs to town and provide unrivalled quality and reputation in the services provided by both businesses. I believe in the success that hard work brings.

As an educator, I train and help young men and women as a mentor by teaching them skills in business and broadcast engineering. Through providing internships and speaking at colleges and events I share my skills with others. As a dad I also consider myself an educator whether it's helping with homework, or teaching the children the skills of life. I value education as our youth are the future.

These core values: family, community, volunteerism, civic duty, hard work, and education are a gift of our freedom and make America great. I believe Southborough is an example of the greatness this country has to offer, but we need some work.

If elected my goal will be to build community from young to old and to encourage and reward those who help their town and neighbors. I will help by leading the way, in showing the town and its government how to be more accepting of the volunteerism that is available to accomplish many tasks. Southborough is a truly American town and Americans like to volunteer. There is much to do in our community and the people of the town are ready to volunteer; we just need to make them aware of the needs. Volunteerism is a modern day call to arms!

Strong support of our Schools, Fire Department, Police Department, and town services is key to creating a balance of all the services the town needs to provide for all of its citizens from young to old. These things cost money and lots of it. In a simple term, it is one big budget and this is the most important issue facing our town. We cannot continue to raise taxes. It is counterproductive and hurts our community. If we raise taxes to keep up with the spending some residents will lose their homes, new homes will not be built for fear of taxes, and new residents will look to other towns where the cost of home ownership is lower. Businesses will not fill our vacant spaces as taxes drive up the rent. Higher taxes bring in lower revenues, and indiscriminate spending does not make things better. There is a solution.

I firmly believe we can provide the very best in all town services from education to the Council on Aging center, from open space to beautiful stone wall lined roads, and a robust reserves fund for a rainy day with lower future taxes. I will advocate for a plan that has historically worked for our country to be developed and applied to our community. It is called supply side economics. It was applied by President Warren Harding who brought the country out of the 1920 - 1921 recession and into the roaring twenties when our economy boomed. Taxes were lowered but tax revenue went up and we became the richest nation in the world. It was applied again by President John F. Kennedy in the "revenue act of 1964"; it passed 3 months after his death and revived the early sixties sluggish economy. Most recently supply side economics was applied by President Ronald Reagan in the eighties. "Reagnomics" is our greatest example and the one that shows also what not to do. Reagan was greatly successful in raising revenue by lowering taxes. The hoppers became flush with money but congress out spent the growth.

We learned that money left in the hands of tax payers through lower taxes has been spent in our economy. It gets invested in to businesses and goods. This is shown by the Laffer curve and the examples mentioned above that lower taxes can increase tax revenue as the economy expands. For example, if the tax rate is lower there will be more dollars spent to collect taxes on, so reserves can be built. The caveat is that we cannot spend beyond our growth.

Southborough, how does this apply to you? We need to examine and audit all capital, buildings and budgets in order to identify the items and services that can be reduced from excess or those that are frivolous so they can be cut and removed. To regain capital funds by the sale of items not needed. This is a precise surgical operation to ensure services are maintained to the residents and our community will not suffer. Place the found funds to those budgets most in need and then to reserves.
To set the budgets back to zero and reboot the system, this will make each department take a close look at what they need and todays actual cost for those services and items. Our historic method of looking for more than last year must stop. Just because an item is in the budget year after year it does not mean we need it or that it cost more. A new fresh look will realize savings.

Expanding the tax base shifts the tax responsibility off the current residents. Actively looking for businesses to move into town and fill the many empty existing buildings. Full buildings mean higher values and higher tax revenue. These businesses will bring jobs and people who may want to live in our community. New members to our community will buy houses thus raises our real-estate values and
occupies the homes that are empty or foreclosed. This creates new housing starts and construction jobs and as a matter of course expands the tax base. These businesses bring equipment, some that is excise taxed with the revenues going to the town. The employees shop in stores and eat in our restaurants and contribute to the wellbeing of our existing town businesses.

As the tax base expands, and our spending is executed carefully, we will be able to build our reserves. Once those reserves are flush we can expand services and LOWER TAXES. As I stated before lowering taxes will leave the funds to be spent with our expanded tax base the new businesses, allowing further growth. Historically as shown when taxes go down, tax revenue goes up. If real-estate tax goes down more homes will be bough, built or renovated. We will become a more affordable town to live-in. If commercial taxes go down the buildings in town will have lower rent and become fuller with even more new businesses attracted by our community's fair prices and citizens who will use their services and products. Bringing more jobs, more growth, and high tax revenues to the town. Resulting in more reserves in the town funds and the ability to provide the best of everything if carefully chosen and funds spent wisely. It is common sense.

This cycle of spending more and getting less will be stopped by my plan and we can be a shining example of what Southborough ingenuity can accomplish.

I promise in return for your vote, I will do my best to accomplish these goals and my only responsibility will be to the true seat of power as granted by the Constitution of the United States "we the people", yes you the voters. It is your privilege when you grant your freedoms and rights on loan to a government, to revoke those rights and elect new blood to take care of this gift. We do not want to be a community enslaved to taxes.

I have sought no endorsements other than that of the voters. I have spent only, my own funds in running for office and not asked for donations. I want to stand with you the voters the members of our community, beholden to no one else. A vote for me is a vote for our community's future, the other vote just take a look at some who endorsed him, it is more of the same they are the ones who put us in this position. Suggesting commercial development of unused land instead of filling what we have is more of the same. He suggests limited taxation that's not lower taxes! We need to break the cycle. Southborough being exceptional in our town, our schools and in our finances is in reach. Let us all strive for exceptionally in everything we do.

I sincerely appreciate your support and vote,
Jeffrey D Rosenberg
Candidate for Selectman
 
The Woodville Rod and Gun Club on Rte 135 in Hopkinton is having a Meat Shoot and Meat Raffle on Sunday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m. Bring the family and friends. This is a fun event so count on excitement.
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The 2011 Oriole Season is Here!

The time has come when migratory birds are returning north. And while we are excited to greet many of our old friends, we continue to be especially interested in Baltimore Orioles.

As you may know, for the past five years, we have been keeping a close eye on this spectacular species, tracking what appears to be a gradual decline.  

More than 1,500 people have sent over 14,000 reports of orioles, giving us a great baseline to continue our studies. This data will form the foundation for future conservation efforts to ensure that this beautiful songbird will be a permanent part of the New England landscape. We are now in Phase II of the project and continue to need your help.

Get Involved
You can become one of our citizen scientists by helping to document the presence of Baltimore Orioles in your neighborhood or community.

You don't need to have any birding experience to participate. Just look for an oriole from now through July. The best evidence is an active nest; however, the presence of singing males and/or adult females during the breeding season is also of great interest.

If you have spotted an oriole (and especially an oriole nest), tell us about it with our easy online reporting tool. And please keep the wonderful oriole anecdotes coming. Just send an e-mail to the Oriole Project Coordinator. We get hundreds of these and read them all!

Enjoy the spring while helping to protect Massachusetts birdlife.

Thanks! We couldn't do it without you!


Mass Audubon Mass Audubon
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-9500 / 800-AUDUBON
www.massaudubon.org

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

May 6, 2011 - Southborough girls JV Lacrosse take on Nashoba.

May 6, 2011 - ARHS girls lacrosse varsity took on Nashoba winning their competition.

 

 
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 Volleyball Camps

 

Gary Patch

Gary has coached his team to finish the top 5 in New England every year.  His teams have also won the Mizuno Winterfest and the Great NorEaster Tournaments.  He is a High School Coach, College Coach, and a Junior Olympic Volleyball Coach.

 

Each camp is $155/pp

 

Initial Volleyball Camp

Grades 6 and up

July 11-15

5-8pm

Algonquin High School

 

Varsity Camp

Grades 9 and up

July 18-22

5-8pm

Algonquin High School

 

Setter/Defence Camp

Grades 9 and up

July 25-29

5-8pm

Algonquin High School

 

Advanced Camp

Grades 9 and up

August 1-5

5-8pm

Algonquin High School

 

For more information visit

 

http://www.southboroughrecreation.com 

 

ARHS Sports

Sat 5/7 - Sun 5/8
Monday 5/9
Tuesday 5/10
Wednesday 5/11

 

AVRTHS Sports
Sat 5/7 - Sun 5/8
Monday 5/9
Tuesday 5/10
Wednesday 5/11
Going Fast

May 5, 2011 - The Magnolia tree at the Southborough Community House made a quick and fast appearance this week.

The Post Office will be holding their Annual Food Drive on May 14th. The Southborough Food Pantry is in need of detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, granola bars, snacks and crackers. Please consider these items when you put you bag out for the wonderful Postal Employees to pick up during their deliveries. We have plenty of pasta, sauce, peanut butter, jelly, tuna and soup in stock. 

PLEASE HELP FEED PETS OF FAMILIES IN NEED

GIRL SCOUT TROOP 72773

We are collecting pet food (canned or dry) for dogs and cats as well as kitty litter for distribution through the Southborough Food Pantry

Our troop has undertaken this project to earn our

Girl Scout Bronze Award  

Pet Food Pantry collection bins are located at the Southborough library and the police station, or donations may be put in any of the food pantry collection bins at town churches

 Bins will be emptied regularly and the donations will be available for distribution to those pet owners in need of assistance.

Thank you for your contributions!

    If you are in need of pet food, please call the

    Southborough Food Pantry at (508)485-4847

Cribbage

May 5, 2011 - Seniors gathered last Saturday to enjoy a game of cribbage in the newly remodeled room at the Cordaville Senior Center.

Assabet Valley Mastersingers will focus on “A British Perspective” in the concert scheduled for 8:00 PM on Saturday, May 7th at Evangelical Congregational Church, West Main Street (Route 30) and Church Street, Westborough.  Poetry infuses all of the three widely different selections on the program.  Henry Purcell’s Come Ye Sons of Art is a celebratory Birthday Ode for Queen Mary written in 1694.  Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice (1946) is a more solemn voicing of love and death by Gerald Finzi.  Finally, Benjamin Britten’s delightful and exuberant Rejoice in the Lamb (1943) proclaims the unique ways that each creature worships God.

  Artistic Director Robert Eaton will lead the ensemble, accompanied by organist Brett Maguire.  The four vocal soloists will be soprano Patrice Tiedemann, mezzo Jacque Wilson, tenor Stanley Wilson, and baritone Steven Small.

The location is accessible to the physically challenged.  Assistive listening systems, courtesy of Crossroads Community Foundation, are available at all concerts for use by hearing impaired audience members. Large print programs will be offered to those desiring enhanced readability.

            Concert tickets may be purchased at Robinson Music Company, Westborough; Shattuck Pharmacy, Northborough; Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, Shrewsbury; English Garden Florist, Southborough; Arts Alliance, Hudson; and Joy-Den Jewelers and Main Street Café in Marlborough.  Advance sale tickets are discounted $1 (one) from the regular price of $18 (eighteen) and $15 (fifteen) for students and senior citizens.

            For further information please call (978) 562-9838 or reference www.avmsingers.org. Partial funding for the Assabet Valley Mastersingers, a non-profit organization, has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through local Arts Councils.

 

National Train Day
 
National Train Day—Arriving this Saturday to over 200 locations around the country

Join us on May 7 for the 4th annual National Train Day. Signature events will take place at stations in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Chicago. Don't miss your chance to see model trains, tour private and Amtrak® train cars, explore interactive and educational exhibits, enjoy live entertainment and much more.

Plus, this year also marks the 40th Anniversary of Amtrak. Come take a journey through four decades of Amtrak history and learn about the future of passenger rail, or bring the children to the AmtraKids Depot for fun arts and crafts and a big birthday celebration.

Not near one of major events? Hundreds more will take place in communities nationwide. For more information about attractions, promotions and other events across the country, visit NationalTrainDay.com or find National Train Day on Facebook and Twitter.


Learn More
 

Boston Amtrak South Station

2 South Staion
Boston, MA 02210

Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 11:00 a.m.

End Time: 2:00 p.m.

Event Description: Come to Boston's South Station and enjoy National Train Day! Activities include live music, South Station Historic Tours, Acela Express tours, Trail and Rails information, railroad exhibitors and more.

 

National Train Day Bike Ride - North Station

100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114

Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 9:45 a.m.

End Time: 5:00 p.m.

Event Description: Join members of MassBike at 9:45 a.m. at North Station for a ride to celebrate National Train Day 2011! We will start our day on commuter train 1105 that departs at 10:15 a.m. and head to Beverly Farms. Check out the entire route on our website. Hybrid bikes recommended, but road bikes are OK. Helmets required. Steady rain cancels.

Website: visit

 

Wachusett Model Railroad Club

370 Main Street
Clinton, MA 01510

Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 10:05 a.m.

End Time: 3:05 p.m.

Event Description: Bring family and friends to celebrate National Train Day with us! Drop in and see our HO scale modular layout.

Website: visit

 

Steaming Tender Restaurant

28 Depot Street
Palmer, MA 01069

Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 10:05 a.m.

End Time: 2:00 p.m.

Event Description: Come join the fun and celebrate National Train Day with Operation Lifesaver! Refreshments will be provided.

Website: visit

 

Bright School

260 Grove Street
Waltham, MA 02154

Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

End Time: 4:00 p.m.

Event Description: Celebrate National Train Day with the Sons of Liberty District at the “Spring Training” - Model Train Event. There will be several operating model/toy train layouts as well as static displays about railroading and rail safety. Timetables from Amtrak and the MBTA Commuter Rail will be available.

 

West Barnstable Train Station

2469 Meetinghouse Way, Route 149
West Barnstable, MA 02668

Event Date: 5/7/2011

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

End Time: 3:00 p.m.

Event Description: The West Barnstable Train Station and Museum is hosting an open house to celebrate National Train Day. Meet the Cape Cod Chapter NRHS members, our Station Master and Officers and Directors, tour the depot, climb inside the cab of a locomotive on display trackside, see the museum’s historical train exhibits and artifacts, learn safety around the tracks with Operation Lifesaver, and the history of the Cape Cod rails.

Website: visit

 

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It has come to our attention that people viewing activities on our registration website think programs are full or not being offered because the activity doesn't show up when you search. 

The reason some activities are not showing up is due to the location.  We have taken out the location option so that you will now be able to see all programs offered.

 

Please go back and revisit to check activities that you are interested in.

 

Feel free to call the office anytime if you need assistance 

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

May 5, 2011 - ARHS took on Wachusett for a win earlier this week.

May 5, 2011 - ARHS Varsity softball goes up against Leominster.

May 5, 2011 - The Varsity ARHS girls Lacrosse took on St. Peter Marian earlier this week.

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RAP

 

Accepting registrations now for our last RAP session of the school year. 

Check out all the class. 

 

Greetings!
Care Package for Troops
Doreen Ferguson, Director Southborough Recreation
Southborough Recreation
 
Greetings!
 

Southborough CERT/MRC is looking for people that are able to donate a few hours to a great event.

The details are as follows:
 
Friday May 20th, 4pm - 11pm for the New Balance Reach The Beach Massachusetts 200 mile Relay Race. We need volunteers to assist with the flow of vehicles and relay runners at this event. To register to volunteer please go to
www.ma.rtbrelay.com and under the "Volunteer" section, click on "Individual Sign Up". Once there locate the 'Southborough CERT/MRC' in that drop down menu and individually register under our group. THIS IS A NEW EVENT FOR US THIS YEAR and if you have any questions before you agree to help with this event please email or call me and I will answer any questions you might have.
 

In the following links you will find some details about the event itself and what they are looking for volunteers to do.

Race Details-The Basics: http://ma.rtbrelay.com/race.php

Basic Course Description: http://ma.rtbrelay.com/course.php

Volunteer General Information: http://ma.rtbrelay.com/volunteer.php

 
I will forward additional information as the date get closer.
 
Your help is greatly appreciated !!

 

            Sherri A. Lajeunesse, CMA; NREMT

Southborough CERT/MRC Assistant Coordinator/Events Manager

                          (508) 404-5062

                  www.southboroughcertmrc.org

Recovery Connection

Hey Everyone,

At our next community meeting, which will be held on Wednesday May 11 @ 2:30pm Susan Moriarty, from Metrowest Meds (a prescription drug assistance program) will be conducting a 10 minute presentation about their services. If you are interested in attending or learning more about this program please be at the community meeting. Hope to see everyone there.

Have a Great Day!

-The Recovery Connection Staff and Members
Hey Everyone,

At our next communtiy meeting, which will be Wednesday May 11 @ 2:30pm IHR (Institute for Health and Recovery) Parenting Services will be providing information about having a weekly Parenting Program here at The Recovery Connection.

This is a great opportunity for everyone here at the center. If you are interested please be at the community meeting to gain valuable information and to take part.

Have A Great Day!

-The Recovery Connection Staff and Members

 

The Recovery Connection

  31 Main Street

  Marlborough, MA 01752

 

  See our directions page for details on how to find us.

 

Phone

 

  (508) 485-0298

 

Fax

 

  (508) 485-0312

 

Email

 

  info@therecoveryconnection.org

 

 
 
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In the News...

"Unthinkable" -- CNN Larry King special on Alzheimer's .... see the clips. Click.

Limited Spaces Still Available: May 11th 

maze logoMap Through the Maze Professionals' Conference

Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough, MA

May 11, 2011

"Map" is the place for professionals to learn current and cutting-edge approaches to treatment and care. Sessions also include engaging the spirituality, creativity, and individuality of persons with dementia. Keynote: Reverend Kathleen Rusnak, PhD, author and speaker on death and dying and the spiritual issues of Alzheimer's disease. Map offers three breakout sessions, with 40 topics to choose from, and an Exhibitor's Fair and Poster Session. To reserve your space, click on the maze above.

Harvard Dementia Conference   June 1-3rd

Harvard Medical School will present experts from across the U.S. at a Dementia Conference for clinical professionals, June 1-3, co-sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. This multi-disciplinary conference is designed for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, research scientists and other health professionals involved in the diagnosis, management and investigation of dementia. Click  for detailed information and to register. 

Sign Up, Fundraise Now for a Purple Reward

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September - October, 2011

The end of Alzheimer's starts here. Mark your calendar for the 2011 Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. With your help, we can raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer research, care and support. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against Alzheimer's. Start or join a team today. Click on the bead or call 617.393.2050.  Earn a purple Pandora style bead: just register online and raise $50 by May 31st.

Carnevale for a Cause  May 18

Pops Carnevale

There are still great seats for May 18 Carnevale for a Cause, our 12th Annual Night at the Pops, at Boston Symphony Hall. Fox 25 meteorologist AJ Burnett will emcee. Sumptious 5:30 p.m. cocktail buffet followed by 8 p.m. performance of "Mardi Gras in May," conducted by Keith Lockhart and featuring the Dukes of Dixieland. For more information, click on the festival mask!

Caregiving Starts with Communication

Strategies for more effective communication can make conversations, activities and daily tasks more successful and help the person you are caring for remain active and engaged. This informative workshop also addresses helpful ways to respond to difficult questions or behaviors. Specifically designed with family caregivers in mind. No professional caregivers please! For locations and information call

617.868.6718 or Click for info or registration.
Learn Triggers for Difficult Behaviors

Monday, May 23, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Alzheimer's Association, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA

Understanding Dementia and Behavior teaches that the first step to responding to difficult behaviors is understanding where the behavior is coming from. Once triggers for difficult behaviors are identified, we can implement strategies and techniques to reduce anxiety and frustration for the person with dementia.  This session is for family caregivers (no professional caregivers please!). Call 800.272.3900 to register or for more information or Register online.

What Do You Tell Children?
Family Holiday
Living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia has an impact on everyone involved.  This may be especially true for young children observing changes in a family member due to the progression of the disease, and is most difficult for children living with a parent who has dementia. Read more.
Meet Volunteer Emily Shumsky
Emily Shumsky 

Hometown:      Newton, MA

 

Why did you become a volunteer?

I want to continue my previous work in the public policy and advocacy field while I am raising my young children. Also, I enjoy advocating for and working with elders and other people who need health and social services.  I like helping people. I am a former home care "companion" and I worked with a woman with Alzheimer's disease who became progressively worse and a man who lost his wife to the disease.  My husband's grandmother had dementia and it really made it difficult for her daughters and son in-law to care for her.

 

What do you do? I assist the Manager of Advocacy and Community Relations with public policy events, meetings and research on various policies (laws mostly) and social or health programs that the Alzheimer's Association is supporting. We hope to see effective research, human services and health policies put into place to help people with Alzheimer's disease and their families. We advocate for the chapter's Massachusetts and federal public policy agendas, including needed funding for these services.

 

What do you like best? The people who work and volunteer here are extremely dedicated to their work.  That makes me want to join in. I enjoy meeting new people and I enjoy helping others. I believe we are making a difference in the state and federal government's (and the public's) perception of Alzheimer's disease-and hopefully its place on their priority lists.

 
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Know the Signs!
Knowing the 10 Warning Signs for Alzheimer's can help determine if it's important to speak to your doctor and get a diagnosis for yourself or someone you care about. Join us to learn the "10 Signs" because early detection matters! Click for a complete schedule.
  
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Volunteers Needed!
RTB

Reach the Beach Relay Adventurous volunteers needed! 

We are looking for volunteers to support our relay runners on Friday, May 20 - Saturday, May 21 in Easton, MA. For details and to register, contact Michelle Gonzalez at 617.393.2047.

 Memory Ride, for the Whole Family
Memory Ride
Coming July 23rd!
Click, learn more, sign up!
Dunkin' Donates!
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Enjoy a cool drink and do good! Buy a medium iced coffee & Dunkin' donates to the Alzheimer cause!
At these Dunkin' locations only:

5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28

7:00AM - 11:00AM

928 Plain St., Marshfield

614 Main St., Falmouth

134 Samoset St, Plymouth

 

A Special Event

Illuminating Hope

 A Candlelight Tribute Rally

Marshfield, MA

Thursday, May 12th

7:00-8:00 PM

Click on the photo to learn more.

Take a Swing at Alzheimer's!
Monday, June 6
Ipswich, MA
Our Annual
NAI Hunneman
Make the Link
Golf Tournament at
Turner Hill Golf Course
with Martini Mixer and Fabulous Auction.
Spend at great day for a great cause! Click!
To donate auction items, contact Cynthia Rybczyk.
Meet Me at the Movies

Coolidge Theater

Tuesday, May 24th

Brookline, MA

Find Out More.

Your Legacy

What's important to you? 

Click!

Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.

311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
regional offices:
Raynham, Springfield and Worcester, MA and Bedford and Lebanon, NH
617.868.6718  MA |  603.606.6590 NH | 800.272.3900 24/7 Helpline
Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter

Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

May 3, 2011 - ARHS varsity baseball takes on Leominster.

May 3, 2011 - Play ball.

May 3, 2011 - Lacrosse players ARHS vs St. Peter Marian.

Opening Day

May 1, 2011 - The District 12 State Champions from Southborough tossed out the day's first pitch.  Many more photos will be put on the web later this week.

Clean Up Day

Members of SOLF pick up trash on the highly visible Templemen lot near the Route 85 and MA pike bridge.  Below photos show the streets people were assigned to and Troop 92 working their way down Newton Street.

Space Weather News for April 30, 2011
http://spaceweather.com

GEOMAGNETIC STORM:  A solar wind stream hit Earth's magnetic field during the early hours of April 30th, sparking a G1-class geomagnetic storm.  Northern Lights descended as far south as Michigan in the United States.  High-latitude sky watchers should remain alert for auroras (
http://spaceweatherphone.com) tonight as the solar wind continues to blow.  Photos of the April 30th display are highlighted on today's edition of http://SpaceWeather.com.

TRACK THE SPACE SHUTTLE:  Space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to lift off from the Kennedy Space Center on Monday, May 2nd, on a two-week mission to the International Space Station.  The shuttle and station will make many visible passes over Europe and North America during the mission--the trick is knowing when to look.  You can turn your cell phone into a field tested shuttle tracker by downloading our Simple Flybys app.  Details at
http://simpleflybys.com

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Richard T. Dick Goldrick, 80, of Southborough, died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at the Eliot House in Natick. He was the husband of 58 years to Irene J. (Yoska) Goldrick of Southborough. Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Henry T. and Mildred (Morgan) Goldrick. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Marines as a corporal. Mr. Goldrick worked as an operating engineer, Local #4, for several construction companies, mostly with Carter Pile Driving in Natick. He loved the garden and was an avid Patriots and Bruins fan. Besides his wife Irene, he is survived by his children, Richard P. Goldrick of Framingham, and Jayne A. Femia and her husband, Paul, of Ashland. He is also survived by a brother, Robert Goldrick and his wife, Claire, of Natick; and a sister, Phyllis Lee of Plymouth; and many nieces. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a time of visitation on Wednesday, May 4, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at Norton Funeral Home (www.nortonfuneralhome.com), 53 Beech St. (corner of Union Avenue), Framingham, followed by his funeral Mass at 11 a.m., at St. Anne Church, Boston Road (Rte. 30), Southborough. Burial will take place at a later date in the family lot in St. Stephen Cemetery, Framingham. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 311Arsenal Road, Watertown, MA 02472.

Edna E. (Jewers) Ward, 76, of Southborough, died unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday morning, April 28, 2011. She was the wife of the late Bobby R. Ward, who passed away in 1978. Mrs. Ward was a devoted mother and after she raised her five children, she worked for Crandall Hicks Company of Southborough as an office manager for over 20 years. Edna took pleasure in traveling and gardening. She was an artist and enjoyed painting. Ednas greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ward was also a member of St. Matthew Church of Southborough. She is survived by her children, Diane Cahill of Newport News, Va.; Robert Ward and his wife Mary of Albuquerque, N.M.; Mari A. Roy and her husband John of Charlton; John Ward and his wife Claire of Southborough; David Ward of Rifle, Colo.; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is pre deceased by her sister Mary Marshall. A wake was held on Sunday, May 1, from 2-5 p.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St. Southborough, (Morrisfuneralparlor.com). A funeral Mass was held on Monday, May 2, at 10 a.m., at St. Matthew Church, Highland St. Southborough. Memorial contributions maybe sent in her memory to the United Way of Central MA, 484 Main St. Worcester, MA 01605.


Join Host Dayna Hilton and her fire safety dogs as they share fun and educational ways to stay safe on Sparkles' Safety Spot! During this live stream we will be sharing the importance for children to tell a grown-up of they find matches or lighters. Don’t miss out on free downloadable safety materials after each safety spot. Sponsored by First Alert and the Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation. 7-7:30 P.M. CST

Southborough meetings

May 2,  to May 6, , 2010

Meeting Date Time Place
Youth Commission - Agenda May 3 7:15 PM Fayville Village Hall, 42 Central Street
Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School Committee - Agenda May 4 7:00 PM Music Room, Assabet Valley Vocational High School, 215 Fitchburg Street, Marlboro
Council on Aging - Agenda May 4 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Zoning Advisory Committee - Agenda May 4 7:00 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Conservation Commission - Agenda May 5 7:30 PM McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House

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Southborough Library  website:  Click here

Are you a business owner in Southborough? Do you telecommute from a home office in Southborough? Please join us for an evening at the Library to share ideas about how the Library can better serve the Southborough business community. Learn about what the library has for the business community and brainstorm with Library Director Jane Cain and Business Consultant Erika Alvarez. Refreshments will be served.

 

Senior Center Activities

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8:30 Health clinic
9:30 Tai Chi
8:30 am Health clinic 9:30 Mah Jongg
 
open 9:00 AM

 

9:00 Yoga 10:00 Bocce
9:30 Cribbage 10:00 Bocce 9:30 Pool 12:00 Pitch 9:30 Painting class
11:00 Senior Singers
12:00 Blue Plate special 12 Ping Pong 10 AM Creative Writers 12:00 PM Bridge 10:00 AM Canasta
 
12 Pitch
2:00 Fitness  
2:00  Fitness      
     

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Sports and Recreation

ARHS Sports Photos by Chris Wraight www.thawkspix.com

May 1, 2011 - Algonquin was 1st in the 4x100 Shuttle Hurdle and were out for more in other contests.

May 1, 2011 - ARHS Girls Lacrosse JV won their game against Weston .

May 1, 2011 - Varsity won 10-9 Saturday against Weston.

May 1, 2011 - Algonquin lost to Portland 34-0 in their second Rugby showing.