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February 10, 2013 - As the sun set tonight it marks the final update for the traditional Southborough News Website.  After six years, the site will be updating only on the southboroughnews page and the southboronews Follow Southboronews on Twitter will be used for fast updates of events or notices.  It has been a pleasure to have developed and shared the Southborough News traditional website with everyone.  I hope everyone had enjoyed it.  The site will remain up through 2014 but will not be updated.  So look it over, check out the archives and other links but please look for current updates on facebook and twitter.  You can still send notices of events, meetings and photos and they will be put on the facebook and twitter sites.

Thank you so much for reading the Southborough News!!

 

Linda

 

Don't forget to check out Chris's photos.  He will be putting them up on the southboroughnews.com facebook page

 

MEMA POSTS ROOF COLLAPSE & STORM DRAIN SAFETY INFORMATION

Snow Buildup & Subsequent Heavy Rain Can Present Dangers

 

FRAMINGHAM, MA – “With the threat of approaching rain, dry, fluffy snow piled on roofs can act as a sponge, absorbing any additional sleet and rain, adding weight and stress to structures if not cleared.” states Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Kurt Schwartz.  “Flat, commercial roofs are most susceptible if they are not draining properly.  Additionally, MEMA encourages citizens to clear storm drains in their neighborhoods to minimize local flooding problems from this run-off.”

 

In many cases, roof ice dams can form causing water build-up, leading to interior damage. To minimize the risk of over-stressing a building roof due to accumulated or drifting snow:

 

·         Be on the alert for large accumulating snow build-up or snowdrifts on your roofs.

 

·         If roof snow can be removed, from the ground, with the use of a snow rake (available at most hardware stores), do so. Use caution, as metal snow rakes conduct electricity if they come into contact with a power line.

 

·         Try to avoid working from ladders, as ladder rungs tend to ice up.  Snow and ice collect on boot soles, and metal ladders.

 

·         Flat roofs can be shoveled clear, but only if it is determined that the roof is safe to stand upon. Exercise care when on the roof to avoid potentially dangerous falls.

 

·         Flat roof drainage systems should be kept clear to minimize the risk of excess roof ponding in the event of subsequent heavy rainfall or melting.

 

·         Large icicles can form on roof overhangs, but do not necessarily mean ice damming is occurring. Icicles overhanging doorways and walkways can be dangerous and should be carefully removed.

 

·         All of the mentioned actions should only be performed by able-bodied adults, as the snow is heavy, and roofs and other surfaces may be slippery. Protective headgear and eye protection is recommended.

 

 

February 10, 2013 - Have a seat.  Looks like an active weather pattern at least for the next week.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 6 AM TO 11 AM EST MONDAY.

* LOCATIONS...NORTH CENTRAL CONNECTICUT AND SOUTHWEST
  MASSACHUSETTS.

* HAZARD TYPES...FREEZING RAIN AND SLEET.

* ACCUMULATIONS...ICE ACCUMULATION LESS THAN ONE TENTH OF AN
  INCH.

* TIMING...AREAS OF FREEZING RAIN DEVELOPING AFTER 6 AM...THEN
  CHANGING TO RAIN AFTER 10 AM.

* IMPACTS...A LIGHT GLAZE WILL MAKE UNTREATED ROADS SLIPPERY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SNOW AND/OR ICE IS
FORECAST TO DEVELOP IN THE AFFECTED AREAS...BUT ACCUMULATIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT. ANY SNOW OR ICE WOULD MAKE DRIVING AND
WALKING DIFFICULT...BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE...ON UNTREATED ROADWAYS
AND SIDEWALKS.  WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW FREEZING...MOTORISTS
NEED TO BE ESPECIALLY CAREFUL ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES WHERE
SLIPPERY SPOTS CAN EASILY DEVELOP.

 

Voices of Light

On Sunday, March 3rd at 3:30 pm, Assabet Valley Mastersingers with orchestral accompaniment will present a highly unusual concert at St. Mark’s School in Southborough.  Voices of Light will merge the legendary silent film masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Dreyer) with live performance of a sensational oratorio by award-winning composer Richard Einhorn.  The 1928 film was lost and not rediscovered until the 1980’s, when the composer began work on his music, later   premiered in 1994.  The original screenplay is drawn from actual trial transcripts and compresses the action into one very intensely emotional day, using extreme close-ups and extreme camera angles to extraordinary effect.  Einhorn’s music accompanying the silent film draws from various ancient writings and correspondence that Joan had dictated to a scribe, altogether creating a starkly compelling experience. 

The Mastersingers chorus will be joined by four stellar vocal soloists (soprano Jean Danton, mezzo Jacque Wilson, tenor William Hite, and baritone Robert Honeysucker), orchestra, and the renowned Worcester Children’s Chorus (Jennifer Kane, Director)—all under the baton of AVM Artistic Director Robert P. Eaton.  Voices of Light has been received with much enthusiasm across the nation.

Boston College Fine Arts Professor, Documentary Film-maker, and Film Studies Program Director John J. Michalczyk will present a pre-concert lecture at 2:40 pm in the concert hall, lasting approximately 30 minutes.  Dr. Michalczyk’s documentaries have explored issues of moral courage, discrimination, war and peace, with the aim of giving voice to those working for peaceful resolution and greater understanding in many parts of the world.

The auditorium at St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Road (Route 85) in Southborough is accessible to the physically challenged.  Primary parking will be at Woodward School, 28 Cordaville Road (Route 85) with a free shuttle service.  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’s Pharmacy, Northborough; Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union,  Shrewsbury; English Garden Florist, Southborough;  Robinson’s Hardware in Hudson; and both Joy-Den Jewelers and Main Street Café in Marlborough.  Tickets are priced at $25 (twenty-five) general and $20 (twenty) for students and senior citizens and are also available through the AVM website (below).  Advance purchases made at the retail outlets may be discounted by $3 each.  If tickets are not sold out,   at-the-door prices will be reduced by $3 for WGBH members. 

            For further information 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 Avidia Bank Charitable Foundation and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through local Arts Councils.  

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that have stayed with us practically from the beginning

 

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Grooming and Boarding available.

 

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Pilates, strength and flexibility yoga, core conditioning and more

 

 

Emergency, cosmetic, family friendly dentistry with two offices conveniently located in Southborough and Marlboro

Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop

40 Mt. Vickery Road/Route 85

Southborough, MA

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Terry @ Appy View Farm

Pet sitting at its finest.  Highly experienced with nearly every type of pet or livestock.  Personal care for your favorite pet.

 

 

 

 

Thinking of updating or using that basement for a finished room but think it's too dark and dreary? How about cutting in new windows or doors? Give Fred Mabardy a call for concrete cutting.

 

Southboro Auto Tech located at 145 Boston Road, Route 30 in Southborough, MA services vehicles for Oil Change and Lube, AC and Heating Repair, Brake Repair and Fuel Injection Repair. Call (508) 481-0959 Car inspection station.

As the snow melts you will want to take your car to

Choice Car Wash
Route 30
155A Boston Road
Southboro, MA 01772

 

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Special Announcement

 

The traditional Southborough News website will cease to be updated, Saturday, February 9, 2013.  I have struggled the past several months coming to this decision but as my computer and the software to update the website have aged, it made it a bit easier to make that decision.

 

I started the Southborough News six years ago when there were no other online news sources in Southborough.  The Southborough News was the original online source for Southborough. It became an immediate hit.  I have had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful people and attending awesome events while also covering the mundane of meetings.   It was fashioned after the www.Hopnews.com  that is run by Bob Falcione and covers events and news of Hopkinton.

 

The Southborough News traditional website took two or more hours each night to update.  The website will remain up through May of 2014 but not updated.  I will be revamping some of the links and archives to make pages load faster.  In lieu of the website, I will continue to update the Southborough News and Follow Southboronews on Twitter pages as events or news comes in.  Chris Wraight has offered to continue sending in sports photos for those two sources.  Everyone is still welcome to send their announcements of events, meetings and workshops or a photo or two and I will update via the Facebook and twitter pages.

 

This was a major decision in my life to end the website updates, but it will allow me to spend more time with my family.  I want to thank everyone that has ever accessed the Southborough News, participated in any of the contests and/or have submitted items to be included in the daily update of the Southborough News.  It was a fun adventure and hopefully for all a very informative media.

 

Thank you to all and have a great year!!!

 

Linda Hubley

 

Editor and photographer

 

Southborough News

 

 

 
Storm Updates

 

Southville Road Blizzard of 2013

Winter Weather Service Advisory
 
MBTA Service Will Remain Suspended on All Modes Through Saturday, February 9, 2013.

Logan International Airport expects to reopen runways around 11:00 PM tonight, Outbound travelers for Sunday should call their air carriers.

UPDATE: Amtrak Cancels New York - Boston Service for Saturday, Feb. 9
Crews continue to clear tracks of snow and downed trees from winter storm; Trains operating New York - Washington

Saturday, Feb,. 9
10:25 am ET


Amtrak is canceling all service between New York and Boston for Saturday, Feb. 9. In addition, Springfield Shuttle service (New Haven, Conn. - Springfield, Mass.) is canceled today. Downeaster service (Brunswick, Maine - Boston) is to be determined.

Amtrak crews have been working through the night and this morning continue to clear track of snow and downed trees as well as making necessary repairs to restore train operations following the severe winter storm that impacted the Northeast. Also, ridership counts are low as road conditions make travel to stations difficult.

Amtrak is operating Northeast Corridor services between New York and Washington, Empire Service between New York and Albany and Keystone Service between New York, Philadelphia and Harrisburg. Passengers should check Amtrak.com or call 800- USA-RAIL for additional information.

Information about Amtrak service for Sunday, Feb. 10 will be made available later today.

Passengers who have paid but choose not to travel due to this service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel. Some tickets booked online that have not yet been printed can be modified or canceled on Amtrak.com or by using the free Amtrak mobile app.

To be notified of major service disruptions resulting in delays of 60 minutes or more to multiple trains on the Northeast Corridor, follow @AmtrakNEC on Twitter.

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com/alerts for Service Alerts and Passenger Notices. Schedule information and train status updates are available at the Amtrak.com home page.

 

From Southborough Police Facebook page:

  1. The Governor has announced that the travel ban will be lifted at 4 pm today. We encourage anyone that plans on driving after the ban is lifted, to please use extreme caution on the roadways. High snow banks cause low visibility, and a lot of children will be out playing in the snow throughout the day. Please be safe out there!

 

  1.  

    Travel ban will be lifted today at 1600 hours (4:00 PM) Roads especially secondary roads are very

     

     narrow, intersections are messy with snow, watch for people who dump their snow in the roads

     

     (which by the way is not legal)

Boy dies from CO in running car while Dad shovels.

 

http://www.wcvb.com/weather/Boy-dies-of-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-while-shoveling-with-dad/-/9850416/18480964/-/format/rsss_2.0/-/13pqje9/-/index.html?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=wcvb%2Bchannel%2B5%2Bboston

 

Do not run your car when the tailpipe looks like this:

 

 

Also

Keep those Vents Clear

 

reprinted from Southborough Fire December 24, 2008 -

***** In order to keep your family safe from the effects of CARBON MONOXIDE poisoning, ensure that the vents that carry the products of combustion outside of your house are clear of ICE & SNOW build-up. *****

Many appliances, including:

·        gas and oil furnaces and burners 

·        gas and oil hot water heaters

·        gas clothes dryers 

·        gas fireplaces

·        kerosene and wood pellet stoves 

are directly vented horizontally to the outside of your home throughout the outside wall instead of a vertical chimney.  Snow and ice buildup will not allow the gases to properly vent and can cause a build-up in your home.

If you are not sure of the type of venting system at your home, please feel free to contact the Fire Department at 508-485-3235.

Remember, State Law requires the installation of working carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

 
 
 

Your Valentine!

Valentine's Day is Thursday, February 14th

Want your fresh flowers to last? 

Then order them from us!  

Super fresh roses, vase arrangements and bouquets. 

(tulips & happy gerber daisies too!)

We Deliver.

Ideas? www.Gulbankianflorist.com 

 

Precious purples
Precious Purples 
Tiptoe through the tulips 
Tip-toe through the tulips 
Love Always 
Love Always
 
Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
40 Mt. Vickery Rd. Southborough, MA 01772
Tel:  508-485-8979
 
 
 
War Horse 
Join our friends at the
 
Hudson Town Seal  
Hudson Park Commission/
Division of Recreation


to see the musical War Horse

 

Sunday, June 9 at 6:30 pm at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC). This musical features life sized puppets which bring the horses to life on stage.

 

Cost for the show is $85.00 per person which includes orchestra seating and motor coach transportation. The bus will leave from the Hudson Town Hall at 4:30pm.

 

To reserve tickets

 

Contact Hudson Rec. at 978-568-9642

or email ssantos@townofhudson.org or lghiloni@townofhudson.org

 

 

TOWN OF HUDSON PARK COMMISSION / Division of Recreation

78 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749

ph:  978-568-9642  |  fax:  978-562-8508

 
STAY CONNECTED

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Arts Alliance
155 Apsley Street, Hudson MA 01749
 
 
Should the storm force the play to be cancelled:
 
Friday (if canceled) will be Tuesday at 7pm
Saturday (if canceled) will be Thursday at 7pm
 
Please go to the school website or call them 508-481-2300 directly for updates.  This email is sent as a courtesy by Recreation, we don't know any other details.
 
Thank you

Neary Play  

 

 

 

Sports and Recreation

 

 

Framingham REI Store
375 Cochituate Rd
Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 270-6325

February Calendar
 

Here's your chance to climb the REI Pinnacle with expert REI Outdoor School Instructors to offer tips, techniques and belay support. Both veterans and beginners welcome! FREE for REI Co-op members
When: 02/10/2013 01:00 PM
Cost: See Event Details
Join our experienced REI staff for a class on the basics of snowshoeing. We will focus on the appropriate selection of gear as well as the basics on what you need and where to go to get started.
When: 02/12/2013 07:00 PM
Cost: Free
REI & NEAS want to help get you to the mountain in 2013. Ride the bus round trip from REI Framingham to Mount Sunappe and get a lift ticket for just $72.95. Tell your friends!
When: 02/16/2013 06:00 AM
Cost: See Event Details
Our REI instructors will take you out and show you the basics of starting, stopping, turning and gliding across the snow on cross-country skis. After our skill-building session, we'll go out on the trail to practice our new found skills and discover a great way to get outside in the winter!
When: 02/16/2013 09:00 AM
Cost: $
Winter adds a unique challenge to any camping or backpacking trip. Join the REI Outdoor School instructors for this day-trip to learn how to make a comfortable campsite in the winter. We'll set up a model campsite to teach practical winter camping skills for use in every cold weather situation, from car camping to long-distance backpacking.
When: 02/16/2013 09:00 AM
Cost: $
In this class you'll learn to read map contour lines and translate them to the actual terrain. With your compass we'll teach you about magnetic north, true north and declination. Then we'll put it all together to pinpoint your location and plan your route.
When: 02/16/2013 09:00 AM
Cost: $
Here's your chance to climb the REI Pinnacle with expert REI Outdoor School Instructors to offer tips, techniques and belay support. Both veterans and beginners welcome! FREE for REI Co-op members
When: 02/18/2013 01:00 PM
Cost: See Event Details
Discover the freedom of snowshoeing! On this field outing, you'll learn snowshoeing techniques, proper use of equipment and how to make every trip a success.
When: 02/23/2013 09:00 AM
Cost: $
REI is collaborating with the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS to offer a 2-day class that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills needed to recreate with confidence in the backcountry.
When: 02/23/2013 09:00 AM
Cost: $
Our REI Outdoor School Instructors will help you unlock that great winter landscape photo! This course is designed for customers with a basic understanding of how to use their camera. With special access to beautiful locations to inspire you, you will learn how to capture amazing the beauty of winter with the lens.
When: 02/23/2013 09:00 AM
Cost: $
REI invites you to explore Boston! This adventure is designed for social customers who are looking for a fun winter activity. This is a fun way to learn about Boston and meet new people; may need to cross snow filled streets. Cost Includes: Instructor, equipment, food and beverage discounts. Must be over 21yrs.
When: 02/23/2013 01:00 PM
Cost: $
Imagine a viral outbreak has wiped out a majority of the population and reanimated their corpses! Where will you go? What will you do? Learn valuable planning and survival techniques that may one day help save your life.
When: 02/26/2013 07:00 PM
Cost: Free
Here's your chance to climb the REI Pinnacle with expert REI Outdoor School Instructors to offer tips, techniques and belay support. Both veterans and beginners welcome! FREE for REI Co-op members
When: 02/28/2013 06:00 PM
Cost: See Event Details
 

February 8, 2013 Winter Scenes

 

BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST SATURDAY...

* LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...RHODE
  ISLAND INCLUDING BLOCK ISLAND...AND SOUTHEASTERN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING AT TIMES...
  QUARTER MILE VISIBILITIES...AND WINDS GUSTING NEAR 60 MPH.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 18 TO 24 INCHES.

* TIMING...STRONGEST WINDS AND HEAVIEST OF SNOW ANTICIPATED BY
  THE EVENING COMMUTE INTO SATURDAY...ESPECIALLY FOCUSED ALONG
  THE I-95 CORRIDOR.

* IMPACTS...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WILL MAKE FOR DANGEROUS TRAVEL
  WITH VISIBILITIES NEAR ZERO IN WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS AND WINDS
  GUSTING AROUND 55 MPH. IN ADDITION...ANTICIPATE DAMAGE TO TREES
  AND STRUCTURES ALONG WITH SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES.

* WINDS...NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Town House Updates
The Town will be utilizing their Twitter account, @17Common, to provide updates during the storm should there be road closures and/or power outages. Stay safe and off the roads to allow the crews to do their jobs to make the streets passable. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Transfer station closes at 3:00 today and will be closed tomorrow (Saturday).

All recreation programs canceled today and tomorrow.

Library closing at 1:00 today and will be closed tomorrow (Saturday).

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Motor vehicle travel ban

Last updated at February 08, 2013 03:02 PM

Governor Deval Patrick has issued an Executive Order banning motor vehicle travel beginning at 4:00 PM, Friday, February 8th, until further notice. All motorists MUST be off the roads except

  • for public safety and public works workers

  • government officials conducting official business

  • utility workers

  • healthcare workers who must travel to provide essential services

  • news media

Travel also is allowed if necessary to maintain and deliver critical private sector services such as energy, fuel supplies and delivery, financial systems and the delivery of critical commodities, or to support business operations that provide critical services to the public, including gasoline stations, food stores and hardware stores. Motorists must use their best judgment in determining if travel is permitted under an exception to the ban. Law enforcement is being asked to interpret the exceptions broadly; the objective is to limit traffic as much as possible while allowing critical public and private sector services and functions to use the roads as necessary.

Do not call 9-1-1 about the travel ban, phone lines are needed for emergency calls.

 

State of Emergency Alert

Last updated at February 08, 2013 12:00 PM

Governor Patrick Declares State of Emergency

FRAMINGHAM, MA – At 12:00pm on Friday, February 8th, Governor Patrick signed a State of Emergency Declaration for the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This will allow the Commonwealth to use all of our resources, and deploy them in a swift and effective manner. The Massachusetts National Guard has been activated. Once the storm reaches us, their mission will be to assist with evacuations, searches and rescues as well as transporting emergency services personnel, augmenting MEMA Rapid Response Teams and assisting law enforcement with security and traffic control.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, voluntary and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. MEMA provides leadership to: develop plans for effective response to all hazards, disasters or threats; train emergency personnel to protect the public; provide information to the citizenry; and assist individuals, families, businesses and communities to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and man made. For additional information about MEMA go to www.mass.gov/mema

 

Don't Leave them Like this

Winter Snowstorm/Blizzard February 8-9, 2013

Update as of 1430 (230 PM) on Friday, February 8th

A significant snowstorm/blizzard is forecasted to impact Massachusetts beginning on Friday February 8th, lasting into Saturday February 9th. Snowfall across much of Massachusetts is expected to be approximately 1-2 feet with locally higher amounts. In addition to snowfall, strong damaging hurricane force winds are expected which could lead to widespread power outages. In addition, moderate to major coastal flooding is anticipated along much of the coastline during the Friday evening and Saturday morning high tides. Travel may become nearly impossible with blowing/drifting snow and near zero visibility during the height of the storm (Friday afternoon into Saturday morning). 

Driving ban in place starting at 4 PM.  All motorists MUST be off the roads except for public safety and public works workers, government officials conducting official business, utility workers, healthcare workers who must travel to provide essential, news media.  Travel also is allowed if necessary to maintain and deliver critical private sector services such as energy, fuel supplies and delivery, financial systems and the delivery of critical commodities, or to support business operations that provide critical services to the public, including gasoline stations, food stores and hardware stores.  Motorists must use their best judgment in determining if travel is permitted under an exception to the ban.  Law enforcement is being asked to interpret the exceptions broadly; the objective is to limit traffic as much as possible while allowing critical public and private sector services and functions to use the roads as necessary. Do not call 9-1-1 about the travel ban, phone lines are needed for emergency calls. Executive Order No. 543

A State of Emergency was declared today as of noon (1200pm). 

-MEMA Winter Weather Tips and Information

-Download the FREE Ping4alerts! app to get information on your smartphone (iPhone and Android devices)

-Weather information can be obtained from the National Weather Service (NWS)

          -NWS Boston (covering eastern and central Massachusetts). NWS Boston website NWS Boston Facebook page

          -NWS Albany (covering Berkshire county) NWS Albany website NWS Albany Facebook page

-For non-emergency assistance and information, call 2-1-1 or visit www.mass211.org

-Visit www.mbta.com for bus, subway and commuter rail service alerts and www.massport.com for Logan Airport information

Foreign language storm resources (Arabic, Haitian-Creole, Portuguese, Russian, Somali & Spanish)

-Other preparedness tips

o    Monitor the progress of the storm – timing and areas of greatest impact can change.

o    Listen to directions of Public Officials.  

o    Have a full tank of gas.  Gas stations may be impacted by power loss.

o    Prepare for extended power outages.  Have emergency kit with flashlights, extra batteries, portable radio, bottled water, non-perishable food, first aid kit, etc.

o    Check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

o    Have sufficient heating fuel.  If using emergency emergency generator, understand how to run it safely, operating it outdoors away from any open window.

o    If your water supply could be affected by a power outage, (well-water pump system), fill your bathtub and spare containers with water.

o    Set your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings and minimize opening the door.  Food can stay cold in a full refrigerator for up to 24 hours; a freezer for 48 hours.

o    Restoration of power will not begin until the storm subsides and conditions are safe for utility workers.

o    Be a good neighbor. Check on elderly relatives and neighbors. 

o    Treat any downed wire as a ‘live’ wire.

 

  1. MA Dept of Agriculture
  2. Gregory C. Watson@MDARCommish

Reminder: Sat's Urban Farming Conference postponed to Mar. 9 and heading to a bigger venue, so more tix available

 

 

National Grid US @nationalgridus 
To report an outage: call 1-800-465-1212             1-800-465-1212       in #MA & #RI, and 1-800-867-5222           1-800-867-5222      in upstate #NY. #MAStorm #NemoRI #NYwx

 

  1. From the Southborough Police Department:
    At approximately 0403 hours this morning, Southborough officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in front of 30 Turnpike Road in Southborough. The officers arriving on scene found a ...motor vehicle smashed into a large rock w...all outside of the business. Shortly after the officer’s arrival, they observed that the vehicle was leaking fluid and flames were beginning to fan out from underneath the vehicle. Officers pulled the driver from the vehicle and pulled back from the scene. Traffic heading eastbound on Route 9 was stopped with the assistance of Framingham Police, and soon after pulling back from the scene- the vehicle (a Mercedes GLK 350) became fully engulfed in flames. Southborough Fire Department had been called to the scene, and the fire was extinguished shortly after their arrival. The operator of the vehicle, Elisabeth Donaher of Livoli Road in Framingham, MA., was placed under arrest for Operating a Motor Vehicle while under the Influence of an Intoxicating Liquor (OUI Alcohol).

 

 

 

 

   

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national grid
February blizzard update

With a severe winter storm on the way that some weather forecasters already are calling a storm of historic proportions, National Grid has started preparing for widespread, prolonged power outages that could result from the predicted blizzard-like conditions. Although the path of the storm is still being monitored, we are taking steps to ensure we are prepared for this storm and we want to make sure that you are too.
Be prepared by creating an emergency kit:
 
  • Water. The American Red Cross recommends one gallon of water per person per day
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
     
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
  • Battery-powered or hand - crank radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers
     
Please remember that should you lose power during the storm, restoration may not happen immediately. Given the scale of the storm , with high wind and deep snow conditions , we must first ensure the safety of our crews and linemen. We will have hundreds of additional crews and support resources able to begin work around the clock to restore service but only once it is safe for them to do so. Please be prepared for extended outages by having the items listed above and also by staying connected.
 
We urge you to stay connected
In addition to Outage Central, National Grid offers a number of ways for customers to report outages or learn about restoration efforts and important safety information. 
Here's how:
 
  • Outage reporting hotline - Call 1-800-465-1212 to report an outage.
  • Text messages - Customers can receive text message alerts by texting the word STORM to NGRID (64743). Customers can opt out at any time by texting the word STOP to NGRID (64743). 
  • Find us on Facebook  or Twitter to connect with us and other customers. You can also view images from the field, get safety tips and the latest updates on our restoration efforts.
     
Remember, if your power goes out, you can access our mobile website by going to nationalgrid.com on your mobile phone. There you will be able to report outages, check the status of your outage, view outage maps, view important messages and access safety tips.
National Grid
Here with you. Here for you.
national grid
 

 

 
In Control Advanced Driver Training
 
Crash Prevention Training
   

Greetings!  

 

We hope all of you are off the roads and enjoying time with family or friends inside.  We just got word that we can make this great offer for upcoming school vacation, please share via Facebook, Twitter, Email or snowmobile....

 

20% OFF February Break Offer*

  

 Panic Stop 
Thanks to donations aimed at motivating more families to train together we are able to offer this great 20% off discount.  If you know a permitted or licensed driver they can save 20% if they register before February 28, 2013* Click here for details and please tell your friends and family (there's even a link to recommend it on Facebook....please consider sharing there to help us save more lives)

 

Drive Safely,

 

~The In Control Team
 

* This discount cannot be combined with other offers and is only available for future registrations..sorry. Classes subject to availability. Offer valid for full course gift certificates only. Registration / purchase must be made by March 1, 2013.

Great Feature on us
This feature has been re-played on Channel 5's Chronicle a few times and is a great way to introduce our program to people who struggle to understand what we do...
How you can help
Looking for community advocates
Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking for community advocates.......

 
Course Group After experiencing our program graduates and families generally become champions of our cause.  We too wish that this training was required in our communities and want to spread the word as effectively as possible.  If you know an influential person or group in your town please contact us and recommend that we speak with them.  We're happy to follow up in person or provide a presentation on our program to your group.
 
It's because of supporters like you that our program has grown to nearly 25,000 graduates in just a few years.  We appreciate your help and look forward to keeping the roads safer for all of us.
Sponsorship Opportunities
Course GroupLooking for a chance to make a difference in your community?  Interested in getting some publicity for your company or organization?
 
In Control is filed as a 501(c)3 not for profit organization and works with sponsors of all levels providing opportunities to make training more affordable to teens in need, bringing our training to seniors in your community or designing a custom program for your group.
 
Contact us today to see how we might work together in your community. 
 

 

Sports and Recreation

 

 

        Basketball-Freshman Rescheduled to 02-07-13
Basketball-Freshman Rescheduled to 02-07-13
Ice Hockey-Varsity  (Postponed)
More...
Indoor Track-Varsity Rescheduled to 02-10-13
Gymnastics-Varsity Rescheduled to 02-11-13
5:40pm Ice Hockey-B/Varsity Away vs. St. Bernard's Central Catholic
10:30am Ice Hockey-B/JV Away vs. Wachusett Regional
12:30pm Indoor Track-Varsity TBA vs. TBA
6:50pm Ice Hockey-G/Varsity  (Rescheduled from 01-28-13) Cambridge
6:00pm Gymnastics-Varsity  (Rescheduled from 02-09-13) TBA
6:00pm Ice Hockey-G/Varsity Away vs. Cathedral
8:00pm Ice Hockey-B/JV Away vs. Groton - Dunstable Regional School District
3:30pm Basketball-B/Freshman Away vs. Wachusett Regional
4:00pm Basketball-G/Freshman Wachusett Regional
5:00pm Basketball-G/JV Wachusett Regional
More...
3:00pm Ice Hockey-B/JV Westborough High School
4:50pm Ice Hockey-B/Varsity Away vs. Marian
6:00pm Ice Hockey-G/Varsity Shrewsbury
3:00pm Nordic Ski-Varsity TBA
3:30pm Basketball-B/Freshman  (Date changed from 02-15-13) Away vs. Westborough High School
3:30pm Basketball-B/JV  (Date changed from 02-15-13) Away vs. Westborough High School
More...
Basketball-Freshman (Date Changed) 02-14-13
Basketball-JV (Date Changed) 02-14-13
4:00pm Ice Hockey-G/Varsity  (Rescheduled from 02-04-13) Away vs. Gardner High School
More...
TBD Gymnastics-Varsity TBA
6:00pm Ice Hockey-B/Varsity Westborough High School
TBD Basketball-G/Varsity Away vs. Westborough High School
1:00pm Indoor Track-Varsity TBA vs. TBA
2:50pm Ice Hockey-G/Varsity Belmont
5:30pm Ice Hockey-B/Varsity Auburn
8:40pm Ice Hockey-B/JV Away vs. Marlborough High School
TBD Basketball-G/Varsity Away vs. Westborough High School 1:20pm Ice Hockey-B/JV Shrewsbury
6:00pm Ice Hockey-B/Varsity Away vs. Shrewsbury
7:20pm Ice Hockey-G/Varsity Cathedral
5:30pm Basketball-B/JV Away vs. St. John's
7:00pm Basketball-B/Varsity Away vs. St. John's
10:00am Ice Hockey-G/Varsity Auburn
4:00pm Swimming-Varsity Away vs. Bromfield
7:00am Indoor Track-Varsity TBA vs. TBA
 
 

Updated Blizzard/Snowstorm Information and Cancellations

 

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM FRIDAY TO 1 PM
EST SATURDAY..
.


* LOCATIONS...EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...INCLUDING
  BOSTON AND BOSTON METRO AREA...ALL OF RHODE ISLAND INCLUDING
  BLOCK ISLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW...BLOWING AND DRIFTING AT TIMES...
  QUARTER MILE VISIBILITIES...AND WINDS GUSTING NEAR 60 MPH.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 18 TO 24 INCHES.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL DEVELOP BY FRIDAY MORNING...BECOMING
  HEAVY LATE IN THE DAY INTO THE EVENING COMMUTE. THE HEAVIEST OF
  SNOWFALL...ESPECIALLY FOCUSED ALONG THE I-95 CORRIDOR...WILL
  FALL FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AND DANGEROUS TRAVEL. WHITE OUT
  CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED AS ROADS BECOME SNOW COVERED BY THE
  FRIDAY EVENING COMMUTE. STRONG NORTH-NORTHEAST WINDS ARE
  ANTICIPATED WITH GUSTS UP TO AROUND 60 MPH...RESULTING IN
  BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. DAMAGE TO TREES AND STRUCTURES
  ALONG WITH SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE ANTICIPATED.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE UPPER 20S.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OVER 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH CONSIDERABLE FALLING AND/OR
BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW.  VISIBILITIES WILL BECOME POOR WITH
WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.  THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS MAY
BECOME LOST OR DISORIENTED...SO PERSONS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE
ADVISED TO STAY INDOORS.

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM FRIDAY TO NOON EST
SATURDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM FRIDAY TO NOON EST
SATURDAY.


* LOCATION...EAST FACING COASTLINE OF MASSACHUSETTS

* COASTAL FLOODING...MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING IS LIKELY FOR THE
  FRIDAY EVENING HIGH TIDE AND MODERATE TO MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING
  IS LIKELY FOR THE SATURDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE...WITH THE MOST
  SEVERE IMPACT EXPECTED ALONG EAST AND NORTH FACING SHORELINES
  SOUTH OF BOSTON.

* TIMING...FRIDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY MORNING HIGH TIDES

* IMPACTS...A NUMBER OF SHORE ROADS WILL LIKELY BECOME IMPASSABLE
  FOR A TIME FRIDAY EVENING. COASTAL FLOODING AROUND THE SATURDAY
  MORNING HIGH TIDE WILL LIKELY CAUSE NUMEROUS SHORE ROADS TO
  BECOME IMPASSABLE AND PUT SOME STRUCTURES AT RISK ALONG THE
  IMMEDIATE SHORE...ESPECIALLY THOSE VULNERABLE LOCATIONS SOUTH OF
  BOSTON FROM HULL TO SANDWICH. SEVERE BEACH EROSION WILL ALSO
  OCCUR...ESPECIALLY DURING THE SATURDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT MODERATE OR MAJOR COASTAL
FLOODING IS LIKELY. MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING PRODUCES WIDESPREAD
FLOODING OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR BASEMENTS DUE TO THE
HEIGHT OF STORM TIDE AND/OR WAVE ACTION. NUMEROUS ROAD CLOSURES
ARE NEEDED. LIVES MAY BE AT RISK FOR PEOPLE WHO PUT THEMSELVES IN
HARMS WAY. ISOLATED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE MAY BE OBSERVED.

MAJOR COASTAL FLOODING IS CONSIDERED SEVERE ENOUGH TO CAUSE AT
LEAST SCATTERED STRUCTURAL DAMAGE ALONG WITH WIDESPREAD FLOODING
OF VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS AND/OR BASEMENTS.  SOME VULNERABLE
HOMES MAY BE SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. EVACUATION OF SOME
NEIGHBORHOODS MAY BE NECESSARY.

 

Schools Closed

 

Algonquin Regional High School

 

Southborough Schools

 

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School

 

Norfolk County Agricultural High School

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Town House Updates
The Town will be utilizing their Twitter account, @17Common, to provide updates during the storm should there be road closures and/or power outages. Stay safe and off the roads to allow the crews to do their jobs to make the streets passable. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

  1.  

    Southborough Open Land Foundation:  Due to potentially dangerous conditions on Saturday morning, the snow shoe

     

    clinic is cancelled. We did not want to endanger anyone who was trying to get there

     

      nor did we want anyone hurt by falling branches while on the trails.

     

     We will let you know if the snow shoe clinic is re-scheduled!

Valued members,

The Recovery Connection will be closing at 3pm tomorrow Friday, February 8th and will not be opening on Saturday, February 9th due to the impending weather.

All scheduled meetings and activities that are scheduled to take place at the center during these times have been cancelled.

Be safe!

-The Recovery Connection

 

  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

The caucus for the Southborough Democrats is postponed until Saturday, March 2 at 11 AM due to inclement weather. Registered Democrats in Southborough are scheduled to hold their caucus at the Southborough Public Library, 25 Main Street to elect delegates to the 2013 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Five delegates and three alternates will be elected, and the delegates will be divided equally between men and women.


 

The 2013 convention will determine the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s platform and will feature a youth convention for Massachusetts high school students. The convention is on June 1 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell.


 

The March caucus is open to all. All registered Democrats in Southborough can vote for a delegate or run for a spot. A resident must have registered as a Democrat by December 31. All ballots will be written and secret. Those not elected as a delegate or alternate may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority and disabled. For more information, contact Susan Ruane at 508-460-0830.

 

 

Due to severe weather, the MBTA last trains from South Station on Friday, February 8th, are the following:

 Fairmont Line: No. 759 3:30 PM
 Framingham/Worcester: No. P517 2:45 PM
 Franklin: No. 713 2:40 PM
 Greenbush: No. 079 2:27 PM
 Kingston/Plymouth: No. 041 2:47 PM
 Middleboro/Lakeville: No. 015 2:10 PM
 Needham: No. 617 3:00 PM
 Providence: No. 811 3:30 PM

 Inbound service to Boston will be suspended at 3:30 PM
 

 

RIVERS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO HIGHLIGHT EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG TALENT
AT NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY’S JORDAN HALL ON SUNDAY,

FEBRUARY 17, 3:00 P.M.

 

The Rivers Symphony Orchestra, a chamber orchestra in Weston, MA conducted by David Tierney, continues its concert season with a performance highlighting the exceptional artistry of its 2013 Concerto Competition Winners.  This performance takes place on Sunday, February 17, at 3:00 p.m. in New England Conservatory’s acoustically superb Jordan Hall.  This is a tremendous opportunity for talented young artists to perform a solo work in a landmark concert space recognized both in Boston and abroad.

 

The concert will feature four young artists:  Arthur Foote’s Night Piece with Tessa Kadar, flute; Stamitz’s Viola Concerto with Nadeerah Lamour, viola; Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Christopher Staknys, piano; and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 with Arianna Zhang, piano.

 

Sunday’s program also includes selections from Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular Swan Lake and Tom Schnauber’s “Tell Me About That Piece, Leroy,” a contemporary work for oboe and string orchestra.  Derived from Schnauber’s memories of time spent with composer Leroy Southers (1941-2003), the piece fondly reflects on his teacher’s astonishing memory, musicianship, and keen observations as a sensitive listener.  Schnauber commented, “The strings play a gentle dirge while the oboe, ‘Leroy’s instrument,’ weaves in and out of the texture, commenting on and reveling in the tones.”

 

Featured oboist, Andrew Price, is principal oboist for the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and performs regularly with the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He is also principal oboist of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra and has acted as principal oboist for the Boston Lyric Opera and substitute second oboe with the Atlanta Symphony.  Mr. Price recently joined the faculty at Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute.

 

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for students.  To purchase tickets contact The Rivers School Conservatory at 781-235-6840.  New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall is located at 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA 02115.

 

 

ABOUT THE CONCERTO COMPETITION WINNERS:

Tessa Kadar, a resident of Newton, is a senior at The Rivers School and a member of the Rivers School Conservatory Program.  A student of Ethel Farney, Tessa has been playing the flute for over eight years.   She performed Pergolesi’s Concerto in G Major with The Rivers Chamber Orchestra in the spring of 2012, as well as performances in The Rivers Conservatory Seminar on Contemporary Music.  In addition to music, her interests include writing and acting.  She will be attending Wesleyan University in the fall.

 

Seventeen year old violist Nadeerah Lamour, a resident of Brockton and senior at The Rivers School, began playing the viola at the age of five studying with Dubravka Moshfegh at The Rivers School Conservatory.  Nadeerah has performed with New England Conservatory’s Preparatory Orchestra, The Boston Ballet School, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and The Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.  Nadeerah was among a selected group of students who performed with cellist Yo-Yo Ma at Governor Deval Patrick’s inauguration in 2007.  Nadeerah has attended Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, Camp Cadenza, the Kinhaven Music School, and Sphinx Performance Academy. Nadeerah was a gold medalist in the MICCA Chamber Competition, and gained solo recognition in the Ottowa Chamber Music Festival in Canada in 2011.

 

Sixteen year old pianist Christopher Staknys, of Falmouth, Maine, studies piano with Roberto Poli and composition with Howard Frazin.  He has won numerous competitions including first place in both New England Conservatory’s Preparatory Concerto Competition, and Portland Conservatory’s Piano Competition, and second places in The Bangor Symphony and Metrowest Symphony concerto competitions, among others.  As an aspiring composer, Staknys has also won the Massachusetts Music Educations Association Composers Competition and Bagaduce Young Composers Competition.  His composition "Congo" was premiered by The Portland Symphony Orchestra and he has performed his own works, as well as repertoire, at the Blue Hill Fourth of July Pops, and at the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center. He has also attended numerous summer music festivals including, Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, International PianoFest in Maine, and Colburn Conservatory’s Beethoven Sonata Fest in Los Angeles, among others.

 

Arianna Zhang, of Weston, is a pianist in The Rivers Conservatory Program and a senior at The Rivers School. She began taking piano lessons at age four and studies with A. Ramón Rivera with whom she has tackled everything from Liszt’s transcription of Verdi’s Rigoletto to John Cage’s Dream.  Zhang has traveled to Portugal with The Rivers School Music Department to perform movements of Locatelli as well as the Bach’s D minor Piano Concerto.  In addition to her piano studies, Zhang enjoys playing on the varsity tennis team, working on the school newspaper as the editor-in-chief, and running Encore, a community service club of Rivers musicians raising money for Cradles to Crayons through performances in the greater Boston area.

Representative Dykema Named to House Ways & Means Committee

 

Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) is proud to announce that she will be serving on four legislative committees for the upcoming two-year session including the House Ways and Means Committee. She will also continue serving on the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture, the Joint Committee on Veterans & Federal Affairs and the Joint Committee on Public Health.

"I'm honored to be chosen for these four important committees where I'll be able to weigh in on a broad range of issues that my constituents care deeply about," Dykema said. "I'm particularly eager to begin working with my colleagues on the House Ways and Means Committee to develop the upcoming 2014 budget after gathering input from residents at hearings across the Commonwealth. I'm looking forward to putting forward a budget that provides the services our residents need and expect, while getting the greatest value for every public dollar."

Rep. Dykema will also continue her work on the Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources, & Agriculture and the Joint Committee on Veterans & Federal Affairs, both of which she has served on for the past four years and the Joint Committee on Public Health which she served on for the past two years.

"Supporting returning veterans and advocating for environmental protection are issues I'm passionate about," said Dykema. "As a returning committee member, I will continue to focus on improving policy around these issues which are so important to the Commonwealth and the people I represent.  I also look forward to being a voice on issues of public health, especially in light of the recent tragedies related to compounding pharmacies."

 

United Parishes of Southborough

12th Annual Lenten Series

 

“A Whole Life: Finding Shalom”

 

In these busy times, how do you nurture all parts of yourself?

How do you stay healthy and connected to God?

Our speakers will offer exploration and methods for finding peace as we journey through Lent together.

 

Beginning February 26th, the series will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 P.M.

Each evening will begin with a brief prayer service at 6

•a light supper at 6:15

•a talk and small group discussions starting at 7

(Childcare provided starting at 7)

• a closing reflection at 8

 

February 26 at St. Matthew Church

Father Conrad Pecevich of St. Anne Church

 

March 5 at Pilgrim Church with First Community Church

Father Phil LaBelle of St. Mark’s Church

 

March 12 at St. Anne Church

Chaplain Stephen Hebert of St. Mark’s School

 

March 19 at St. Mark’s Church

Reverend Julie Cedrone of Pilgrim Church

 

 

All are welcome to attend.

 

 

Hello ! Please join us for a fun party to help Marty Lamb retire the 2012 campaign expenses.

 

We are pleased and delighted to have with us everybody’s State Representative Shaunna O’Connell who has been making great strides on Beacon Hill with EBT reform and fighting government waste, including her work with the O’Connell DTA Amendment to reform the flawed welfare bureaucracy !!

 

This event will take place:

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

7pm to 9pm

Owen O’Leary’s

50 Turnpike Road (Rte. 9, Eastbound)

Southborough, MA

 

Tickets are $35 per person or $60 per couple

 

 

 
 

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 MA/NH Essential E-news

February 2013

 

 
NEWS: First Guidelines Issued for Alzheimer's Brain Scans
Make a Difference in Alzheimer Policy                             2/27
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Alzheimer Advocacy Action Day February 27
Join thousands of people who care about the cause and make a difference by advocating for Alzheimer-capable care in all hospitals!
E-mail Jennifer Carter or call 617.868.2027
 RUN TRI RIDE to END Alzheimer's
 
Our NEW multi-sport program builds on the terrific successes of our Run for the Memory and Memory Ride programs. We now offer a year 'round calendar of events suited for all levels of interest and experience. 
RTR
Upcoming events:
Boston's Run to Remember May 26 
Reach the Beach Relay May 17-18 
117th Boston Marathon® April 15 

 

Living with Alzheimer's: for those with Alzheimer's
Couple

Sign-up for this interactive 3-part program. We will discuss what you need to know; what you need to plan; and what you can do to navigate this chapter of your life. This program is for people with Alzheimer's & their family members. Call 800.272.3900 register today! 

 

February 6 in Watertown, MA

February 19, 26 and March 5 in Holyoke, MA
Caring for People with Alzheimer's Disease
 

The 7-hour professional training prepares health care professionals, who are already familiar with Alzheimer's and dementia care, to train direct care

staff in a wide array of care settings.

 
 
February 4 in Watertown, MA
March 13 in Worcester, MA
March 20 in Bedford, NH
Reason to Hope Breakfast
As many at 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer's by 2050 unless something is done now. Please consider attending with family, friends and colleagues.
 
To  learn more contact Liz Pearce at 617.868.6718
April 11 in Newton, MA
May 8 in Manchester, NH
Educational Programs
Learn about warning signs and stages of Alzheimer's disease, benefits of early detection and lifestyle strategies for managing Alzheimer's.
Select a session near you.
February 12 in Lebanon, NH Memory Loss & Brain Health 
February 20 in Watertown, MA Coping With Early Memory Loss 
February 27 in Bedford, NH Getting Started
March 7 in Raynham, MA Getting Started
March 12 in Bedford, NH Support Group Leader Basic Training  
 
 
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Advocacy Forum 

April 22-24, 2013
Registration is open!

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to participate in the nation's premier Alzheimer's 

event. 
 
Save the Date
July 17th, 2013
Dementia Care @ AAIC: Translating Research 
into Practice
For more information 

 
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can help with practical issues and support. Alzheimer's is a tough disease--don't go it alone. Resources for families and professional caregivers are available
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Hope on the Harbor
A very special evening 
June 12, 6:00-9:30
 Joseph John Moakley Courthouse, Boston
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Planned Giving
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To learn more please contact Liz Pearce. 

Our Vision:  a world without Alzheimer's disease.

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480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472
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                        SOUTHBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT

                                DAILY LOG

 

*** MON 01/28/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                  

07:05 *  LEDGE HILL RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF MARTINS      FF PARKINSON

    C30  SOH  F FF FRANKS

 

*** MON 01/28/2013  SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE                              08:30 *  JOSLIN LN  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** MON 01/28/2013  ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING                           

09:30 *  MAIN ST  SOH

    1300152 * PRE-PLANNING MEETING FOR 2013 NECC 5K/EVENT

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** MON 01/28/2013  VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES                         

09:44 *  TURNPIKE RD  and  CUMBERLAND FARMS GAS  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A29  SOH  F FF AMENDOLA     FF DELARDA

    E23  SOH  F CAPTAIN SADOWSK FF MARTINS

 

*** MON 01/28/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                      10:09 *  NEWTON ST  SOH

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    A29  SOH  F FF AMENDOLA     FF DELARDA

    E23  SOH  F CAPTAIN SADOWSK FF MARTINS

 

*** TUE 01/29/2013  SCHOOL FIRE DRILL                                   09:00 *  MARLBORO RD  SOH

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** TUE 01/29/2013  MISC. SAFETY INSPECTION                         

09:30 *  MARLBORO RD  SOH

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** TUE 01/29/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                      11:18 *  BOSTON RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A29  SOH  F FF WILLS        FF PARKINSON

    C30  SOH  F LT PELTIER

    SC1  SOH  F FF FRANKS

 

*** TUE 01/29/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                  

12:57 *  CAVANGH RD  FRA

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    A29  SOH  F FF WILLS        FF PARKINSON

    SC1  SOH  F LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS

 

*** TUE 01/29/2013  SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT                        13:30 *  WILLIAM COLLEARY LN  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** TUE 01/29/2013  SMOKE DETECTOR NEW CONSTRUCT                        14:00 *  METCALF LN  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** TUE 01/29/2013  PASSENGER VEHICLE FIRE                              14:53 *  495 NORTH     and  NORTH OF MASS PIKE  SOH

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

    E22  SOH  F FF WILLS        FF PARKINSON

    E23  SOH  F LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS

    SC3  SOH  F FF ROACH        FF KENDALL

 

*** TUE 01/29/2013  SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE                              15:00 *  SOUTHVILLE RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** WED 01/30/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                      11:15 *  NEWTON ST  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF ROACH        FF KENDALL

    C30  SOH  F FF NAVAROLI

 

*** WED 01/30/2013  SCHOOL FIRE DRILL                                   11:30 *  CORDAVILLE RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** WED 01/30/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                      11:56 *  MARLBORO RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A29  SOH  F CAPT HUBLEY     FF NAVAROLI

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** WED 01/30/2013  SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT                   13:04 *  TURNPIKE RD  SOH

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    E22  SOH  F CAPT HUBLEY     LT ASPESI

    T21  SOH  F FF ROACH        FF KENDALL

 

*** WED 01/30/2013  PROPANE INSPECTION                                  15:00 *  CORDAVILLE RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** WED 01/30/2013  26F REINSPECTION                                

15:30 *  SOUTHVILLE RD  SOH

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** WED 01/30/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                   *

18:27 *  LIBERTY DR  SOH

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF KENDALL      FF ROACH

 

*** THU 01/31/2013  SCHOOL FIRE DRILL                                   08:30 *  PARKERVILLE RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** THU 01/31/2013  SCHOOL FIRE DRILL                                   08:50 *  PARKERVILLE RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** THU 01/31/2013  SMOKE DET. ACT.-NO FIRE, UNINT                  

09:07 *  PARK CENTRAL DR   

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    E22  SOH  F LT DANO         FF KENDALL

 

*** THU 01/31/2013  MISC. SAFETY INSPECTION                         

09:20 *  TURNPIKE RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** THU 01/31/2013  POWER LINE DOWN                                     09:30 *  WHITE BAGLEY RD  and  WILLIAM COLLEARY LN SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    C20  SOH  F CHIEF MAURO

    E23  SOH  F FF SHANAHAN     FF NEAL

 

*** THU 01/31/2013  VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES                             09:42 *  TURNPIKE RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F LT DANO         FF KENDALL

    E22  SOH  F

 

*** THU 01/31/2013  ADMINISTRATIVE MEETING                              09:45 *  MARLBORO RD  SOH

    1300176 * EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MEETINIG WITH ST. MARK'S MANAGEMENT

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** THU 01/31/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                  

10:04 *  NEWTON ST  SOH

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF SHANAHAN     FF KENDALL

    A29  SOH  F FF NEAL         LT DANO

 

*** THU 01/31/2013  PLAN REVIEW MEETING                                 10:30 *  MAIN ST  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    C20  SOH  F CHIEF MAURO     LT ASPESI

 

*** THU 01/31/2013  SCHOOL FIRE DRILL                               

13:00 *  RICHARDS RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** THU 01/31/2013  ABOVE GROUND STORAGE TANK                        

13:30 *  MIDDLE RD  SOH

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** THU 01/31/2013  SMOKE DETECTOR, RESALE                          

14:00 *  BROOK LN  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    C27  SOH  F LT ASPESI

 

*** THU 01/31/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                      16:00 *  PARKERVILLE RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF SHANAHAN     FF NEAL

    C30  SOH  F FF KENDALL

 

*** THU 01/31/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                      19:32 *  JOHN ST  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF NEAL         FF SHANAHAN

    C30  SOH  F LT DANO

 

*** FRI 02/01/2013  VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES                             08:07 *       ASH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF KENDALL      FF PARKINSON

 

*** FRI 02/01/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                      23:26 *  TURNPIKE RD  SOH

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF NAVAROLI     FF KENDALL

    C30  SOH  F FF ROACH

 

*** SAT 02/02/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                      05:31 *  WILLIAM ONTHANK LN  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF NAVAROLI     FF KENDALL

    C30  SOH  F FF ROACH

 

*** SAT 02/02/2013  SMOKE SCARE, ODOR OF SMOKE                      

11:08 *  WOODBURY RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF SHANAHAN     FF NEAL

 

*** SAT 02/02/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                  

13:49 *  BOSTON RD  SOH

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF RICE         FF NEAL

    C30  SOH  F FF SHANAHAN

 

*** SAT 02/02/2013  WATER OR STEAM LEAK                                 17:14 *  CENTRAL ST  SOH

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    E22  SOH  F CAPT HUBLEY     FF SHANAHAN

 

*** SAT 02/02/2013  UNITENTIONAL TRANMISSION OF AL                  

19:53 *  CLIFFORD ST  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    C30  SOH  F FF SHANAHAN

 

*** SAT 02/02/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                  

22:02 *  BOSTON RD  SOH

   *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF RICE         FF NEAL

    C30  SOH  F FF SHANAHAN

 

*** SUN 02/03/2013  CARBON MONOXIDE INCIDENT                            00:36 *  LIBERTY DR  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF RICE         FF NEAL

    E22  SOH  F CAPT HUBLEY     FF SHANAHAN

 

*** SUN 02/03/2013  SMOKE SCARE, ODOR OF SMOKE                      

15:48 *  OAK HILL RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    E22  SOH  F CAPTAIN SADOWSK FF DELARDA

    T21  SOH  F FF RICE         FF AMENDOLA

 

*** SUN 02/03/2013  ANIMAL RESCUE                                   

16:34 *  MAIN ST  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF RICE         FF AMENDOLA

    E23  SOH  F CAPTAIN SADOWSK FF DELARDA

    OTH  OTH  F LT ASPESI       FF ROACH        EMT GLECKEL

    SC1  SOH  F FF NAVAROLI     FF KENDALL

 

*** SUN 02/03/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                   

18:53 *  MIDDLE RD  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF RICE         FF NEAL

    E22  SOH  F CAPTAIN SADOWSK FF DELARDA

 

*** MON 02/04/2013  TRAINING - FIRE                                 

14:30 *  MAIN ST  SOU

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    HQ3  SOH  F LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF WILLS        FF MARTINS

 

*** MON 02/04/2013  TRAINING - FIRE                                 

16:00 *  MAIN ST  SOU

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    HQ3  SOH  F LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF WILLS        FF MARTINS

 

*** MON 02/04/2013  VEH ACCIDENT W/INJURIES                          18:11 *  OREGON RD  SOH

    *** UNIT(S) ***

    A29  SOH  F FF MARTINS      FF PARKINSON

    E23  SOH  F LT PELTIER      FF FRANKS       FF WILLS

 

*** MON 02/04/2013  EMS CALL,EXCLUDE VEH ACC W/INJ                      20:23 *  NORTH ST  SOH

     *** UNIT(S) ***

    A28  SOH  F FF MARTINS      FF PARKINSON

    C30  SOH  F FF FRANKS

    SC1  SOH  F LT PELTIER      FF WILLS

 

 

Sports and Recreation

 

 

 
Outdoors This Week; Activities and Destinations West of Boston
Snow appears to be on the way, so get out your skis, snowshoes, and mittens.  Lots to choose from -- enjoy the week outdoors!
Ellie Johnson, Editor
February 6, 2013
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Outings
 
Eastern bluebird
Eastern Bluebird
Photo: Sue Feldberg
SVT Nature Sightings
 

 

Recurring Rides: 

Wednesday Wheelers sponsored by CRW  

.
Speakers, Meetings and Classes
 
Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Photo: Gerry White
SVT Nature Sightings  
 
Outdoors This Past Week - Nature Sightings    
These Canada geese make a beautiful pattern on the Sudbury River in Lincoln.  Harold McAleer took the photo for SVT's Nature Sightings page. To subscribe to SVT's full Nature Sightings email each week, please click here. 
Canada Geese                                 
 
Outdoor Destinations 
Weston Ski Track     (Weston)
Weston Ski Track offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on the Leo J. Martin Golf Course, with 15 km of groomed trails.  They offer lessons for kids and adults.  Check their website for current conditions. 
Trail Map
 
 
Coming Events
 
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Postponements and Cancellations have started in

 

anticipation of the big storm this weekend

 

The Valentine's Party, originally scheduled for Saturday

 

 is now going to be held

 

Thursday, February 14 between 1-5 pm.

 

People can drop by anytime during those hours for crafts,

 

games, & refreshments. No registration necessary.

 

The teen PS3 Game Night, originally scheduled for Friday the 8th,

 

 will now be held Friday, Feb. 15 from 4-6 pm. No registration necessary.

 

Snow Storm Alert:  ...WINTER STORM WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
* LOCATIONS...SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AS WELL AS WESTERN AND
  CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.
 

Blizzard Watch


URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
319 PM EST WED FEB 6 2013

...A POTENTIAL HISTORIC WINTER STORM AND BLIZZARD IS EXPECTED TO
DROP 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION FRIDAY INTO
SATURDAY...

MAZ005>007-013>018-RIZ001>004-070430-
/O.CAN.KBOX.WS.A.0002.130208T0600Z-130209T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KBOX.BZ.A.0001.130208T1200Z-130209T2100Z/
CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-
WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-
EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-
EASTERN KENT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...
GLOUCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...QUINCY...
TAUNTON...BROCKTON...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...PROVIDENCE...
WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK
319 PM EST WED FEB 6 2013

...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON...
...WINTER STORM WATCH IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY
AFTERNOON. THE WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* LOCATIONS...MUCH OF EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS AS WELL AS NORTHERN AND
  CENTRAL RHODE ISLAND. THIS INCLUDES THE BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE
  CORRIDOR.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR BLIZZARD
  CONDITIONS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 12 TO 24 INCHES.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW DEVELOPS BY FRIDAY MORNING. SNOW WILL
  INCREASE INTENSITY DURING FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOW
  WILL OCCUR FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL
  FOR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. THE WORST OF THE STORM WILL BE FRIDAY
  NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES PER
  HOUR POSSIBLE. TRAVEL MAY BECOME NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE WITH BLOWING
  AND DRIFTING SNOW.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 20S.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR CONSIDERABLE
FALLING AND/OR BLOWING SNOW WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OR FREQUENT
GUSTS OVER 35 MPH AND VISIBILITIES BELOW 1/4 MILE FOR AT LEAST
3 HOURS. WHITE OUT CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE...MAKING TRAVEL
VERY DANGEROUS.  BE PREPARED TO ALTER ANY TRAVEL PLANS.
Probability of Snow

Author and Historian Donna McDaniel to Speak at the Southborough Library: Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation,

Fact vs. Fiction, Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m.

  Southborough’s own Donna McDaniel will speak about Lincoln and the Emancipation

Proclamation at the Southborough Library on Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m.

What do you really know about the Emancipation Proclamation and that time in our nation 150 years ago? And why does it still matter today?

McDaniel has lived in Southborough for over 40 years, and was the first woman elected to the Board of Selectmen. She authors a bi-weekly column in the Northborough/Southborough Villager.

The talk by Donna McDaniel on Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation is in recognition of Black History Month. It is free and open to the public. No registration required. Call the Library at 508-485-5031 for more information.

 

Link to Golden Retriever Dog Rescue, Sunday, February 3, 2013, Southborough MWRA Aqueduct

 

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/metro-west/12009781968667/crews-rescue-2-dogs-from-icy-water-in-southboro/

 

These events are free to children and their caregivers.  Participants must be Southborough residents

 

 

Marlborough Hospital Welcomes Ankur Parikh, MD

 

Marlborough, MA (February 5, 2013) – Marlborough Hospital is pleased to announce that Ankur Parikh, MD, a urologist, is now on staff at Marlborough Hospital and is taking new patients.

 

Dr. Parikh’s clinical interests include the treatment of kidney and bladder stones, benign enlargement of the prostate, as well as renal masses and prostate cancer. He is a graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, and completed his surgical internship and urological residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. He is also on the staff of the UMass Memorial Medical Center, Department of Urology.

 

Dr. Parikh is part of the practice of Drs. Glazier, Cherry and Parulkar and has offices located at 85 Prescott Street in Worcester, at 159 Union Street in Marlborough, and at 28 Newton Street in Southborough. New patient appointments can be made by calling 508-753-7259.

 

 

 

Sports and Recreation

 

 

 
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Friendly reminder of February vacation activities we are offering.  Please enroll as soon as possible so we don't have to cancel classes.  We have a few enrolled in Engino Building and Dodgeball but we need more to make them run.  Register by February 15th.

feb vacation

Questions: email Jhom@southboroughma.com or dferguson@southboroughma.com or call the office 508-229-4452
 

February 5, 2013 - Remembering the Blizzard of 1978  Southborough! Above: Route 9 East near White's Corner (Coldstone and Starbucks),

Below: Southville and River Street, Route 9 looking East from 85 after the National Guard cleared out vehicles and opened a lane, Cal Mauro driving the grader on Southville Road, George Mooney clearing the apron of the former Southborough Fire Dept station 2, 103 Southville Road - notice the chevy symbol of the truck buried in snow and Route 9 looking west from route 85.

Business

New England Dental Group

661 Boston Post Road East, Suite C
Marlborough, MA 01752
(888) 495-7733
info@NewEnglandDentalgroup.com
NewEnglandDentalGroup.com
Need Directions? Map It!

 
 
Zoom 2 Valentine Special! 
If you are looking to brighten your smile, take advantage of our limited time Zoom 2 Whitening Special:
 
In office Zoom 2 whitening for just $199
Offer expires:2/28/2013*  Reg. $599. Some restrictions apply.

Your smile is the first thing people notice when they see you. Show the world your brilliant smile!

Take advantage of this offer now and schedule your appointment by February 15th, 2013.

 

 

Thank you for being a valued member of our dental team. Please give us a call at 877-779-4242 if you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance whatsoever. This offer can be purchased now and used later!

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MARCH TO CONSERVATION CONFERENCES

Registration is now open for several annual conservation conferences taking place in March. These meetings would be of interest to conservation commissioners, educators, youth group leaders, bird enthusiasts, and other conservationists. MassWildlife staff will be participating at most of these meetings. Registration is now open for these meetings.

March 2 - Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions Conference, Worcester - The 2013 MACC Annual Environmental Conference will be held at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. Several DFW staff will be making presentations at this meeting. Registration information is at http://maccweb.org/edu_aec.html or call MACC at (617) 489-3930.

March 6 - Massachusetts Environmental Education Conference, Worcester - The 2013 Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES) will be holding its annual conference at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. This year's theme is "Strengthening Communities; Branching Out, Reaching In." This conference is useful for educators in both formal and non-formal educational settings. More details at www.massmees.org.

March 16 - MassAudubon Birders Meeting, Waltham - The 20th Annual Birders Meeting will be held at Bentley University, Waltham. Novice and experienced bird enthusiasts will enjoy the varied offerings at this conference. Registration information is at: www.massaudubon.org or call (781) 259-2136.

March 23 - Massachusetts Land Trust Conference, Worcester - The 23nd Annual Mass Land Conservation Conference will take place at the Worcester Technical High School. DFW staff will participate in roundtable session titled "Deer Populations on Land Trust Lands". Registration is limited. Details on the conference and registration can be found at www.massconservation.org.

 
 

Create some wonderful memories!

 

FAQ: "Whenever I purchase flowers from you, how come they last so long?" 

 

Cut, shipped and delivered to us daily, our fresh flowers receive proper care.  We sell only Grade #1 flowers, which means that they are "the best available".  

 

Testimonial: "I rec'd a surprise vase of flowers a couple of weeks ago-they were the most stunning arrangement that I have ever received.  They lasted for about 1 1/2 weeks-fresh, firm, and vibrant colored flowers-brilliant!" J. Collins, Hopkinton, MA

  Order or pick up today!

 

 Timeless treasure Hot pink pizazz Carefree spirit

     
Gulbankian Farms Garden Center & Florist Shop
40 Mt. Vickery Rd. Southborough, MA 01772
Tel:  508-485-8979
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Ecological Landscaping Association 19th Annual Conference

February 27 and 28, 2013. Springfield, MA

Build your ecological connections at ELA'S 19th annual Conference, Sustainable Habitats: Building Ecological Connections. Admission includes educational sessions and workshops, Continental breakfast and lunch, Jazz Social Hour, and networking opportunities throughout the day.

Wednesday offers two intensive workshops. Ecological Systems + Design = Living Spaces explores the interplay of soil, water, soil, and habitat in creating landscapes. Local Food, Local Landscapes looks at integrating and sustaining edibles in the landscape. Optional Keynote Dinner features Jeff Lowenfels, author of Teaming with Microbes, A Gardener's Guide to the Soils Food Web.

Thursday's educational lineup includes three concurrent education tracks - two tracks with classroom-style sessions and one track of panel discussions - covering a wide range of topics relevant to ecological landscape design and maintenance. Optional Keynote Dinner features Rebecca McMackin, Brooklyn Bridge Park Horticulturist.

For additional information and registration, visit www.ecolandscaping.org/conference.

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NE Grows!

February 6-8, 2013
Boston Converntion and Exhibitor Center, Boston, MA

The Northeast's leading horticulture trade show and green industry seminars await you at New England Grows, one of the largest and most popular horticultural and green industry events in North America.

New England Grows connects 13,000+ green industry professionals with the brightest horticultural ideas, hottest selling plants, latest green industry technology, and best outdoor equipment at its 1,100+ booth horticulture tradeshow.

Add to that dozens of ground-breaking green industry seminars led by world-renowned experts, and you'll understand why New England Grows is the ultimate green industry event for you and your business.

Details and registration at www.newenglandgrows.org/.

Visit the MDAR booth at #454 and get a free ALB tote bag!

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4th Annual UVM Extension Winter Hops Conference

February 22, Essex, Vermont, 9 am – 4:30 pm

With support by the MDAR, featured speakers include Graham Ollard, a hops consultant the Yakima Valley in Washington will speak on fertility and pest management in hops. Krista Delahunty & Jason Johnston of Aroostook Hops in Westfield, Maine will discuss the results of their Northeast SARE Farmer grant, which evaluated the impact of cover crops and irrigation on hop yields. Colorado organic hop farmer, Rich Andrews, will present on his innovative solar hop and herb dryer design, as well as his experiences with growing organic hops. Join Vermont Pub and Brewery and Bobcat Café and Brewery as they facilitate an educational sensory panel to highlight the importance of proper drying and storage techniques. Also learn about the latest hop research results from the NW Crops and Soils Team. Varietal evaluations, pests, fertility, and cover crops will be discussed.  The conference flyer provides more details:  www.uvm.edu/extension/cropsoil/wp-content/uploads/2013-Hops-Conference-flyer-4.pdf.

To register:  www.uvm.edu/extension/hopsconference

 

Farm Adds

Classified Ads
•Position Open: Cricket Creek Farm, Farm Manager. Cricket Creek Farm is a grass-based dairy in Williamstown, MA, milking 30 Brown Swiss and Jerseys. All milk is used on-farm for producing award-winning cheeses and raw milk sales. The Farm Manager will work in a collaborative environment with the General Manager and Creamery Manager to oversee daily operations. More information can be found here.
•Central MA Farm for Lease: 8.5 acres includes 3-4 bedroom farm house, 2 bay garage, 2-stall horse barn, pond, workshop, commercial greenhouse, mature lavender crop. $1,500/mo. Town of Oakham, Quabbin Regional School District, 20 minutes from Worcester. Available for cultivation upon signed agreement, available for occupancy May 1 or earlier. Includes appliances, large screened porch and deck, gardens, sunroom, frost-free hydrants, total privacy. Ideal for hobby farmer or beginning grower. Owners reserve right to inspect and approve all pets and livestock, crops, and can offer agricultural technical assistance within reason. 508-882-3777, leave message.
•CSA Manager Position: Weir River Farm, Hingham MA. CSA Manager has management responsibility for an established Community Supported Agriculture operation at Weir River Farm, a property of the Trustees of Reservations. Responsibilities include crop production planning and management, staff supervision, budget management, planning, marketing, procurement, and shareholder relations. The CSA Manager reports to the Superintendent of the South Shore Management Unit and works closely with other non-CSA farm staff. The position is full-time year round with a seasonally variable work schedule. There are currently 4.5 acres available for vegetable production. Details here.
•Agricultural Excavation – Grading Services - provide earth moving, drainage, land/pasture reclamation, greenhouse preparation, and rock raking services. Includes but not limited to orchards/equine facilities/cranberry bogs/nurseries.Chris Merrill Excavating, merrilltrucks@comcast.net, 978-897-9977.
•NOFA Certified Organic Hay: High quality 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cut in small square bales. Delivery available. Williamstown. 413-458-3424 or jmygeog@yahoo.com

 

Sports and Recreation

 

 

 

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These events are free to children and their caregivers.  Participants must be Southborough residents

Free Play-2/7   
 

FRESHWATER SPORT FISHING AWARDS WINNERS

 

Freshwater anglers from Cape Cod to the Berkshires who reeled in the biggest freshwater fish from Massachusetts lakes, ponds, and streams will be honored by the state fish and wildlife officials at the New England Fishing and Outdoor Expo in Worcester on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Among the dozens of fish enthusiasts to be honored is a new state record holder, Shane Felch of Shrewsbury, who successfully landed a 46 pound, 5 ounce carp using a crossbow in Lake Quinsigamond in Shrewsbury. The Freshwater Sporting Fishing Awards 2012 Angler of the Year is a teenager, Jake Souza of Berkley. The Angler of the Year Award is given to the angler who weighs in the largest number of species that qualify under the Freshwater Sport Fishing Awards Program.  Souza landed 11 different species in bodies of water in southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. The 2012 adult and youth award winners are posted on line at: www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/recreation/fishing/awards/2012_sportfish_winners.htm  

 

MassWildlife’s Freshwater Sport Fishing Awards program presents bronze pins to adult and youth anglers who catch fish of certain minimum weight requirements for 22 species, and gold pins and commemorative plaques to those who catch the largest fish in each category.

 

“The annual Freshwater Sport Fishing Awards Program highlights the terrific fishing opportunities the Commonwealth has to offer anglers of all ages,” said MassWildlife’s Richard Hartley, Awards Coordinator and Fisheries Biologist. “I want to thank everyone who participated in the 2012 fishing competition and encourage others to get involved this year by taking a friend or family member fishing!”  For more details on how to submit an entry to the 2013 Freshwater Sport Fishing Awards contest, go to: www.mass.gov/dfwele/dfw/recreation/fishing/awards/sportfish_awards_program.htm

 

 

Scout Shabbat Service
February 8, 2013 7:00 PM

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, Brownies, Girl Scouts, Israeli Scouts, and Scouts from other Countries – young and old, please plan on attending and participating in a special Jewish Scout Shabbat.

Beth Tikvah Synagogue (45 Oak St, Westborough, MA) is hosting a Scout Shabbat on Friday February 8, 2013 starting at 7:00 PM. All current scouts or adults who were scouts as youth (including their families and friends) are invited to join in this special service. All scouts are urged to wear their uniform to the service. Individuals who would like to participate in the service are welcome to volunteer.  If you have any questions, or have scouts that would like to participate in the service, please email EJ Dotts, ejdotts@gmail.com. RSVPs are encouraged so that she can order enough Scout Shabbat patches for the scouts.

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Focus on Feeders 2013
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It's Time to Report Your
Focus on Feeder Results!

Use our easy online reporting form
or
Download a form
(pdf) and mail it to Mass Audubon at the address provided.

Thank you to the many hundreds of you who collected Focus on Feeder data this year.

Because of Mass Audubon members and friends like you, this year's participation is shaping up to be the highest in years!

Every participant really does count! When all the reports are compiled, they will provide important data about winter birds in Massachusetts.

Please submit your results as soon as possible - the deadline is February 28.

Join Us  
Mary King
  
Fun for everyone - little & big kids alike!
  
Saturday, March 16
11:00 am
  
Marlboro Senior Center
250 Main Street, Marlboro
Family Fun with Mary King

Celtic harpist and Storyteller Mary King will present a lively Celtic inspired performance on Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 am at the Marlborough Senior Center, 250 Main Street in Marlborough.

 

Mary King has been playing traditional Irish music for over twenty years. Her interactive show, featuring Celtic music and stories for families and children, also features an introduction to Irish step dancing where the audience can learn to dance and perform in the show. Irish folk tales round out the set for a fun, engaging program. Audience participation is encouraged. Wee ones encouraged to wear their fairy outfits for this magical fun. Fun for everyone - little and big kids alike!

 

Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the door or by purchasing in advance.

 

This exceptional cultural performance is part of the Arts Alliance's Focus On The Arts

series. Bringing enriching entertainment to families, these quality programs are sure to appeal to kids and adults of all ages.

To order tickets:
call 978-562-1646 or visit our Tickets page.
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Arts Alliance
155 Apsley Street, Hudson MA 01749
978-562-1646  |  upwitharts.org
 

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Post Road Art Center | 1 Boston Post Road | Marlborough | MA | 01752

 

"Figure/Portrait 2013" -Artists please pick up unsold works!

 

"It's in the Bag! 2013" Opening Reception February 7th, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

 

March 2013- Open Show- Registration Form

 

April 2013- Flower Show-Registration Form

 

May 2013- Abstract Show

 

June 2013- Teacher/Student Show/Open House

 

August 2013- Landscape/Seascape show 

 

September 2013- Animal Show

 

Representative Dykema’s Local Office Hours

 

Continuing a tradition that began when she was first elected, Representative Dykema will holding her quarterly office hours in each of the four towns of the 8th Middlesex District next month. 

 

“Being accessible to constituents was a pledge I made when I was first elected,” said Dykema. “I’ve learned so much from all those who have come to meet with me and I appreciate hearing their thoughts and ideas.” 

 

Residents are encouraged to stop in to the office hours to share concerns, questions and opinions on state issues or simply to chat over a cup of coffee.

 

As always, if the scheduled office hours are not convenient for you, please call the office at (617) 722-2210 or email her aide at leah.robins@mahouse.gov to set up a personal appointment either in the district or at the State House. 

 

Holliston

Friday, February 8
9:30 – 10:30
Coffee Haven
76 Railroad Street

Hopkinton
Friday, February 8

8:00 – 9:00

Hopkinton Gourmet
43 Main Street

Southborough
Friday, February 15

8:00 – 9:00am

Red Barn Coffee

20 Turnpike Road (Eastbound)

 

Westborough
Friday, February 15

10:00 – 11:00am

Tatnuck Bookseller

18 Lyman Street

 

 

Sports and Recreation

 

 

 

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District Free Throw Championship

 

 

Friday, February 8, 2013

 

 

                

The boys and girls ages 10 thru 14 of Southborough that won the local Southborough, Knights of Columbus Free throw Competition will be competing at the District Championship this Friday 2/8/13 @ 5:30 PM at the Milford Youth Center on 24 Pearl Street, Milford, MA.

Southborough has won at the District, Regional and State level for the past 3-years.

We wish the boys and girls great success in the District Championship!

Knights of Columbus, Southborough

 

www.kofcsouthboro.org

 

 
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The next session of RAP is available for viewing on our
website and in virtual backpack this week.  Registration begins February 11, 2013.
 
Also available on the website is the remaining schedule for the current RAP session.
 
Questions: email Jhom@southboroughma.com or call the office 508-229-4452
 
 
 
 

 

TACK SALE

Saturday March 23, 2013

 at the Dudley-Gendron Post in Sutton, MA

 

9 AM - 2 PM

$25 per table if you'd like to come sell your items!!

 

Here is the Flyer below and it is also on our website www.theponyexpress.net  

 

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The Pony Express

HUGE

 TACK  SALE

 

Saturday March 23, 2013

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Dudley-Gendron Post, Sutton, MA, right off Route 146 

 

Huge selection of items for equestrians and farm owners to start off your show season Stable Supplies, Grooming, Blankets, Sheets, Bridles, Halters, Saddles, Training equipment, clothing, boots, helmets, jackets, equestrian themed items and gifts

 

Rain or Shine, Inside and Out

Dudley-Gendron American Legion Post 414, 156 Boston Rd. Sutton, MA

Right behind Tony's Pizza of Sutton, Plenty of Parking is available for vendors and shoppers.

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Tables are available at a cost of $25.00 each and can be reserved by filling out the information below and sending a check payable to: 

Danielle Cyr  141 Sutton St. Uxbridge, MA 01569

PAYPAL Also Available - send funds to the1ponyexpress@gmail.com 

Questions:

Email Danielle at DanielleCyr2007@gmail.com or Sarah at Sarah.Charest@gmail.com

 

Tack Sale Reservation Form: 

**I would like to reserve (     )  Tables at a cost of $25.00 per table. (3 x 8 ft or Round Top table will be provided as they are available per the hall)

 

Outside Space is available (10x20 ft space), tables/chairs will NOT be provided and refunds will not be given should there be inclement weather.

**I would like to reserve (     )  Outside Space at a cost of $25.00 per Space. 

 

Name:                                                              Address: 

Phone number:                                                E-mail address:

 

Refunds for inside tables will not be given after March 9th.

Refunds for outside space will not be given. Trailer space available for $40.00/space


We hope to see you there!! 

Your friends at The Pony Express
 

 

February 3, 2013 - Iced and beautiful but deadly.  After this weeks rain and warm temperatures, the ice may look safe but it is just reforming this week.  A few people have fallen through the ice in Westborough this afternoon.  Reports are that they are okay but wet.  The Westborough Fire and Police cleared the ponds of skaters.  Above is the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough off Route 85 which does not allow skating at all.  Just a reminder to stay off the ice and use the Southborough Recreation ice rink.

Space Weather News for Feb. 3, 2003
http://spaceweather.com

SOLAR RADIO BURST: Solar activity has been low for weeks.  However, there was a break in the quiet this weekend when new sunspot AR1667 unleashed a strong burst of shortwave radio static.  The emissions were so loud, they overwhelmed the sounds of terrestrial voice transmissions in the loudspeakers of some shortwave radios on Earth.  A recording of the outburst is featured on today's edition of http://spaceweather.com

SOLAR FLARE ALERTS: Would you like a call when solar flares are underway? X-flare alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).

 

February 3, 2013 - Southborough News advertiser New England Dental Group with an office in Marlborough and right here in Southborough.

NEDG specializes in CEREC, Invisalign and teeth whitening Zoom 2.  General Dentistry, dental emergencies, scaling and root planning, periodontics, TMJ disorders, crowns made on sight, oral exams, oral cancer care, family dental care, cosmetic dentistry and more.  Located at:

New England Dental Group has two locations:

661C Boston Post Road East, Marlborough, MA 01752

Telephone: 508 485 1114

Office hours are Monday-Friday 9am to 6pm. Saturday 9am to 2pm.

and

257 Turnpike Road, Suite 330, Southborough, MA 01772

Telephone: 508 281 6464

Office hours are Monday-Friday 9am to 6pm. Closed Saturdays.

E-mail: info@newenglanddentalgroup.com

 

 

 

Southborough Town House

  February 2 - 9, 2013
McAuliffe CPS Board of Trustees Education Committee - Agenda Feb 4 8:30 am 25 Clinton Street, Framingham
Board of Assessors - Agenda Feb 5 8:30 am McAuliffe Hearing Room, Town House
Youth Commission - Agenda - CANCELED Feb 5 7:15 PM  
Council on Aging - Agenda Feb 6 7:00 PM Room B, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road
Scholarship Advisory Committee - Agenda Feb 6 7:30 PM Country Kitchen, Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Road

Southborough Senior Center

  February 2 - 9, 2013

Monday 4 Tuesday 5 Wednesday 6 Thursday 7 Friday 8 Saturday 9
9:00 Cribbage 9:15 Tai Chi 7:45 walking group 8:30 Fitness Thursday 10:00 Breakfast club Center open
9:00 Health Clinic 10:15 Fitness Tuesday 9:00 Health Clinic 9:30 Mah Jongg 10:00 Canasta  
9:30 Painting Class 11:00 senior singers 9:00 Yoga 9:30 Ernie's Barbershop    
12:00 Blue Plate Special 12:00 Ping Pong 9:30 Pool 10:00 Beginner Tai Chi    
1:30 Beginner Piano 12:25 ARHS Poetry Out Loud 10:00 Creative Writers 12:00 Bridge    
  1:00 Beginner Pool 11:30 Landscape of the Middle East      

Southborough Library             February 2 - 9, 2013

Sunday 3 Monday 4 Tuesday 5 Wednesday 6 Thursday 7 Friday 8 Saturday 9
closed Preschool Story Time
Feb 04  10:30 AM  

 
 
Preschool Story Time
Feb 06  10:30 AM  


 
 
PS3 Game Day
Feb 08    4:00 PM  
 
Valentine's Day Party
Feb 09  10:30 AM  
 

 

Sports and Recreation

 

 

 

Algonquin Regional High School Sports

 

MONDAY, FEB 04, 2013
Ice Hockey: Girls Varsity Game TBD
Away vs. Gardner High School
)">         Rescheduled to 02-15-13

TUESDAY, FEB 05, 2013
Ice Hockey: Boys Varsity Game 3:00pm
Away vs. Auburn
Horgan Skating Arena   5:30pm     (Rescheduled from 01-16-13)
Basketball: Girls Freshman Game 4:00pm
Tyngsborough
Algonquin Regional High School, Northboro        (Rescheduled from 02-01-13)
Basketball: Boys Freshman Game 4:00pm
Away vs. Fitchburg
Fitchburg High School      
Basketball: Girls Freshman Game 4:00pm
Fitchburg
Algonquin Regional High School, Northboro      
Basketball: Boys JV Game 5:30pm
Away vs. Fitchburg
Fitchburg High School      
Basketball: Girls JV Game 5:30pm
Fitchburg
Algonquin Regional High School, Northboro      
Gymnastics: Varsity Triangular 6:00pm
Acton-Boxborough Reg, Westford Academy
Algonquin Regional High School, Northboro      
Basketball: Girls Varsity Game 7:00pm
Fitchburg
Algonquin Regional High School, Northboro      
Basketball: Boys Varsity Game 7:00pm
Away vs. Fitchburg
Fitchburg High School   5:15pm   

WEDNESDAY, FEB 06, 2013
Ice Hockey: Girls Varsity Game 8:00pm
Away vs. Franklin
Franklin      
Ice Hockey: Boys Varsity Game 8:10pm
Hudson Public Schools
North Star Youth Forum, Westboro      

THURSDAY, FEB 07, 2013
Nordic Ski: Varsity Race 3:00pm
TBA
Ski Ward Ski Area      

FRIDAY, FEB 08, 2013
Basketball: Girls Freshman Game 4:00pm
Away vs. Leominster
Leominster High School      
Basketball: Boys Freshman Game 4:00pm
Leominster
Algonquin Regional High School, Northboro      
Ice Hockey: Girls Varsity Game 5:00pm
Away vs. St. Joseph Preparatory
St. Joseph Preparatory        (Rescheduled from 01-16-13)
Basketball: Girls JV Game 5:30pm
Away vs. Leominster
Leominster      
Basketball: Boys JV Game 5:30pm
Leominster
Algonquin Regional High School, Northboro      
Ice Hockey: Boys JV Game 6:10pm
Away vs. Shrewsbury
North Star Youth Forum, Westboro      
Basketball: Boys Varsity Game 7:00pm
Leominster
Algonquin Regional High School, Northboro      
Basketball: Girls Varsity Game 7:00pm
Away vs. Leominster
Leominster High School   4:30pm   

SATURDAY, FEB 09, 2013
Indoor Track: Varsity Invitational 9:00am
TBA, TBA
Fitchburg High School   7:00am   
Gymnastics: Varsity League Meet 11:00am
TBA
Algonquin Regional High School, Northboro      
Ice Hockey: Boys Varsity Game 3:40pm
Away vs. St. Bernard's Central Catholic
Wallace Civic Center, Fitchburg      

SUNDAY, FEB 10, 2013
Ice Hockey: Boys JV Game 10:30am
Away vs. Wachusett Regional
North Star Youth Forum, Westboro      

MONDAY, FEB 11, 2013
Ice Hockey: Girls Varsity Game 6:00pm
Away vs. Cathedral
Cathedral      
Ice Hockey: Boys JV Game 8:00pm
Away vs. Groton - Dunstable Regional School District
Groton School

 

 

February 2, 2013 - Skate time at the Southborough Recreation Skating Rink, Choate Field at the Woodward School.

Free Skate

Weekdays from Sunrise - 4:00pm

Weekends from Sunrise - 3:00pm

 

Stick Time

Weekdays 4:00pm - dark

Weekends 3:00pm - dark

 

 

Letter to the Editor

 

When the new Southborough Development Committee convenes I am hopeful they will look to the accumulated experience of 351 municipalities in Massachusetts in their quest for tax relief.  If they do, they will find their mission a daunting task as outlined here.

 

Of these 351 municipalities in Massachusetts, only 49 municipalities have average home values above $500,000.  Southborough is one of these 49 municipalities with an average home value of $516,361 in 2012.   Of this select group of 49 municipalities, eighteen (18) have less than 5% of their tax base identified as commercial and industrial property (CIP).  Increasing the CIP threshold to 10% expands the group to 37 municipalities of the 49.  Expressed in another fashion, 75% of the municipalities in Massachusetts with average home values greater than $500,000 have a CIP less than 10%.  Southborough, with a CIP of 19.4%, has twice to three times the CIP of the majority of these mainly residential towns and is actually one of only six municipalities in this group of 49 with a CIP above 15%. 

 

If you look more deeply into the data relative to the mission of the new committee, a truly surprising circumstance becomes evident.   In 2012 there were only two of the 49 municipalities with a CIP greater than Southborough’s and a lower residential tax rate.  They are Andover and Bedford.  Although this may at first seem to be the desired goal of the committee, both of these municipalities accomplish this by charging industrial and commercial tax rates significantly higher than their residential rate.  Southborough does not do this; we charge the same tax rate for residential, commercial and industrial property.  Southborough recently defeated a warrant article at the town meeting proposing this change.  Andover and Bedford charge their commercial and industrial property owners one and a half (1.5) and two (2.0) times the residential rates, respectively, in order to provide tax relief to home owners.  Other than the rate bias Andover and Bedford employ, there are no municipalities with a CIP greater than Southborough’s that have achieved a tax rate lower than Southborough’s while maintaining average home values above $500,000.  The data clearly points out that achieving lower residential tax rates at a CIP level above Southborough’s current 19.4% is going to be a difficult task.  There are of course many municipalities with lower tax rates than Southborough’s and CIP values greater than Southborough’s, but they have lower to significantly lower home assessments.

 

 If the above information does not already paint a daunting mission for this new committee, there are no municipalities in Massachusetts with average home values equal to or greater than Southborough’s and a CIP above 21 %.   There are also no municipalities in the state with average property values above $ 410,000 and CIP above 25 %.  The highest average property value for a town with a CIP above 25% is $405,503 and that belongs to our friends in Westborough who had a tax rate in 2012 of $19.21 (CIP 37.4%).  With Southborough’s current CIP of 19.4% and average property value of $516,361, you can begin to see the chilling effect commercial and industrial development could have on Southborough’s residential property values.

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of this committee be warned you are being asked to accomplish something that does not exist in Massachusetts.

 

In conclusion I would recommend that if Southborough wishes to buffer homeowners from an increasing tax rate then it look to the success seen in Andover and Bedford.  Increasing the CIP of Southborough presents a significant risk to the financial net worth of the residential property owners. 

 

All of the information in this article is based on data from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.  This data and much more can be found at:

 

http://www.mass.gov/dor/local-officials/municipal-data-and-financial-management/data-bank-reports/.

 

Any individual or group wishing to learn more about this information and similar data can contact me at carl.guyer@gmail.com

 

Marlborough Hospital to Host 3 Free

Community Health Education Programs In Honor of Heart Month

“Love Your Heart” Health Series Offered in February

 

Marlborough, MA (January 30, 2013) – Show that special someone just how much you care! Invite them to join you for one of Marlborough Hospital’s “Love Your Heart” community health education programs in February, which is “heart month.” All classes are free and taught by experts from UMass Memorial Medical Center and Marlborough Hospital Medical Staff. Programs are slated for February 12, 13 and 26 and run from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the Leahy Conference Room at Marlborough Hospital, 157 Union Street, Marlborough. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Please call 508-486-5810 for more information or to reserve your space.

Keeping Your Options—and Your Arteries—Open! Tuesday, February 12.

Join Dr. Francesco Aiello, a vascular surgeon, for an informative evening about vascular disease. Learn how to keep your veins and arteries healthy and about the different treatment options now available to combat this disease.

Facts and Fibs About “Afib” – Wednesday, February 13.

Atrial fibrillation (afib) is an irregular heartbeat that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body. Hear from our cardiologists, Dr. Daniel Carlucci and Dr. David McManus, about risk factors, signs and symptoms, and what you can do to live life to the fullest with this condition.

Pump It Up!  How to be Heart Strong & Heart Wise – Tuesday, February 26.

Learn from our experts about how to keep you heart in shape. Find about risk factors for heart disease and what you can do with exercise, diet and nutrition to lead a heart-healthy life. Marlborough Hospital cardiologist, Dr. Eric Nelson, is joined by Nancy Zambraski, a clinical exercise physiologist, for this enlightening evening on heart health.

 

Be Heard Massachusetts! It's Not Too Late to Be Counted in 2012 Ag Census -- Responses due February 4th

 

In just a few months, America’s farmers and ranchers will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on their communities by taking part in the Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Census captures a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches and those who operate them.  Census forms were mailed out in late December 2012, and responses are due by February 4th, 2013.  If you haven't taken the Ag Census yet, you can take it now -- online. Right here: http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Online_Response/index.php.   

 

The Census helps tell the whole story of U.S. agriculture. Without the information collected we wouldn’t know that 3 million farmers in the United States, only one percent of our total population, provide feed, fuel, and fiber to the other 99 percent. While that seems like a huge task, we know that farmers are stepping up to the challenge because the data tell us that U.S. agriculture is growing.

 

The last Census counted more than 2 million farms and ranches in the United States spanning more than 922 million acres. That’s nearly a 4 percent increase in the number of farms from the previous Census in 2002. Those farms produced more than 2 billion bushels of soybeans, 18 million bales of cotton, and $37 billion in egg and poultry sales. And, working on those farms were more than one million women farmers, a 19 percent increase from 2002.

 

As preparations continue for this year’s Census of Agriculture, we call on farmers and ranchers to share their stories, ask questions and talk to their fellow producers about this critical effort.  Your answers to the Census help grow your farm future; shape farm programs; and boost services for you, your community and your industry.

 

The Census is your voice, your future and your responsibility. For more information about the Census, visit www.agcensus.usda.gov or call 1-888-4AG-STAT (1-888-424-7828).

 

 

Sports and Recreation

 

 

Outdoor events

February 2-3 -- 34th Southeastern Massachusetts Sportsman's Show, East Bridgewater -- Visit the MassWildlife exhibit at this show, share your latest fishing or hunting story and buy your license while enjoying the show located on the grounds of the Standish Sportsman's Association on Burr Lane in East Bridgewater. More information about the show is listed on the Standish Association's website!

 

February 2 -- Snows Pond Ice Fishing Festival, Charlton -- Learn how to fish the "hard water". The Charlton Conservation Commission and MassWildlife's Angler Education Program will be co-hosting this family friendly event from 10 AM - 2PM. Dress for the weather--warm boots a must! Unsafe ice date will be Saturday February 16. For more information, contact Todd Girard at (508) 248-2257 or email him at todd.girard@townofcharlton.net.

 

February 8 - 10 -- MassWildlife at the New England Fishing and Outdoor Expo, Worcester -- Visit the MassWildlife exhibit at this show, share your latest fishing or hunting story and buy your license while enjoying the show. This year, a new producer is mounting this show at the Worcester DCR Centre, replacing the Eastern Fishing and Outdoor Expo. More show information.

 

February 12 -- Is There Life After Salmon? Holyoke -- A presentation about the Division's Anadromous Fish Program will be given by Dr. Caleb Slater at the Pioneer Valley Trout Unlimited meeting at the Elks Lodge on 250 Whitney Avenue in Holyoke. The meeting (open to the public) starts at 7PM and is preceded by a fly tying demonstration. For more information contact Bill Donnelly at bdonn90123@aol.com.

 

February 21-24 -- MassWildlife at the Springfield Sportsmens Show, West Springfield -- Visit the MassWildlife exhibit at this show, share your latest fishing or hunting story and buy your license while enjoying the show located on the grounds of the Big E. More Show information.

 

February 23 -- Flying WILD Workshop for Educators, Stoneham -- If you work with middle school audiences and are interested in helping students understand the importance of migratory birds and their conservation through classroom activities and school bird festivals then attending this workshop at the Middlesex Fells Reservation would be a feather in your cap. Learn about teacher led classroom activities, volunteer & student led festival activities, and service learning projects. The material you glean will help students lead hands-on experiments, create educational exhibits, stage performances, and accomplish bird conservation projects. This workshop will be a fun filled, interactive, hands-on experience in conducting activities and implementing the Flying WILD (www.flyingwild.org) program while also learning how to become a City Partner. Registration is required--Registration materials.For more information, contact Pam Landry at pam.landry@state.ma.us or call her at (508) 389-6310.

 

February 26, 28, March 5 & 7--Basic Fly Tying Course, Charlton -- Learn how to tie flies for flyfishing in the spring. The Charlton Conservation Commission and MassWildlife's Angler Education Program will be co-hosting this workshop from 7PM - 9PM. Space is very limited and pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, contact Todd Girard at (508) 248-2257 or email him at todd.girard@townofcharlton.net.

 

 

 

Snowshoe Clinic

 

 

Postponed until February 9th

 

 

SNOW SHOE CLINIC  SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9TH 

10 AM - NOON 

THE snowshoe clinic at Beals Preserve sponsored by SOLF and Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) that was originally scheduled on January 26th has been re-scheduled to Saturday, February 9th from 10 AM til noon.  Snow shoes and instruction are provided by EMS. Meet at the Red Gate Lane cul de sac. 

 

Limited space

Cost: $5.00 per person  

Reserve a spot by Thursday, February 7th. 

Contact: info@solf.org with names of those interested.

Also indicate if you are able to provide your own snowshoes.

 

The clinic will be held with or without snow. If there is no snow, there will be a hike and a discussion about how to dress for outdoor winter activities and other useful winter  information. 

 

Sincerely

The Trustees of SOLF

 

Save the date:  February 23rd, at 1 PM -  Animal tracking clinic 

 

 

  

 

 
 
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FEBRUARY 2013

                 
                            
 
In This Issue
Valentine's Day Party
Maryanne O'Hara to Speak
Teen Event Survey
Morningstar Online available
What's Happening in February
 
PS3 Game Day 

On Friday, February 8, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., we are calling all 'tweens and teens to our first-ever PS3 Game Day at the Library! We have two game controllers. If you bring your own, we can have more players. Popcorn, soda, and other snacks will be provided by the Friends of the Southborough Library. Please call the Library at 508-485-5031 for more information.
valentine heartAnnual Valentine's Day Party
It's time for the annual Valentine's Day Party at the Library! On Saturday, February 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., children and their caregivers are invited to make Valentines and other "love" crafts and enjoy refreshments. All are welcome; no registration necessary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Southborough Library.
Nationally Noted Author Maryanne O'Hara to Speak Wednesday, February 13, 11:00 a.m., at the Library
 
Massachusetts author Maryanne O'Haramaryanne o'hara  has published a novel, "Cascade," about depression-era western Massachusetts and the flooding of four towns to create the Quabin Reservoir. It is a rich story of family, love, the artist's life, and the difficulty of making life-changing decisions. Ms. O'Hara will come to the Southborough Library on Wednesday, February 13,11:00 a.m., to read and discuss her writing. All are welcome to attend this special event. Refreshments will be served. Call the Library at 508-485-5031 for more information. We recommend you read the book beforehand to ensure a lively discussion. * Snow date is Wednesday, February 27, at 11:00 a.m. * 
 
      robert rivest                Robert Rivest, Comic Mime - Thursday, February 21
He'll make you laugh, but he won't speak! Robert Rivest, Comic Mime, will visit the Library on Thursday, February 21, at 2:30 p.m., to perform an interactive show for children. All ages welcome and no registration necessary.
Sponsored by Fay School.  
 
Library Wish Listwish list
*Ziplock Bags in any size: snack, sandwich, quart, and gallon 
*Purell Hand Sanitizer
*Craft Items - glue sticks, construction paper, stickers
*String - balls of twine
*Clorox Wipes
*Tissues
*Band-Aids
 
Teen Event Survey 
Calling all teens! We need to hear from you! When you come into the Library, please take a moment to complete the Teen Event Survey. We need your input about events and activities that you would like to see at the Library after school, during evenings and on weekends. Help us plan events that are right for you!
  
New at the Library...
For Adults:
The Fifth Assassin by Brad Meltzer

Suspect by Robert Crais

Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds  

by Ping Fu 

For Teens: 

Remember Me by Christopher Pike

The Tear Collector by Patrick Jones
Ripper by Stefan Petrucha

For Children:

I'm Not Sleepy! by Jane Chapman
Foxes in the Snow by Jonathan Emmett
The Candy Smash by Jacqueline Davies
Save the Dates!
On Thursday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m. the INSIDE STORY Business Speaker Series continues with Mark and Lisa Virrochi, owners of Red Barn Coffee Roasters. Their presentation is titled: "Red Barn Coffee Roasters: From Bean to Cup."
On Tuesday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. the Library, in conjunction with the Board of Health, kicks off a quarterly Public Health Series. Dennis Costello and Paul Pisinski will discuss "Getting to Know Your Septic System." There's always something for everyone at the Southborough Library!
 
Friends Provide So Much
Our thanks to the Friends of the Southborough Library for their thoughtful contribution toward a coffee maker for the staff. It was on our wish list! We are lovin' it.
Ms. Pat, Ms. Barbara, and Ms. Kim. It was like Christmas opening up our gift!
 
Database of the Month:
Print publication of Morningstar's Mutual Fund Guides stopped in December. The Library has an online subscription to the Morningstar Research Center that we are testing until June 2013. This site will allow you to research, evaluate, and track stocks and mutual funds online. Click here to access the Morningstar site online - and let us know what you think! The more we hear from folks who use the site, the more worthwhile our investment will be.  
 
morningstar
 
Evergreen FAQs
Send your questions about Evergreen to:
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Quick Links
 
Teens: Please like us on Facebook!
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Remember to visit our Facebook page for the latest upcoming teen events. Visit us at:
 
Mr. Vinny's Little Puppetmr vinny Show
Come to the Southborough Library on Saturday, February 2, at 2:00 p.m. and celebrate "Take Your Child to the Library Day" with Little Vinny's Little Puppet Show. Listen and learn with Little Vinny's puppets and stories. All are welcome; no registration required.
This program is sponsored by Fay School.
 
Donna McDaniel Donna McDaniel to Speak on Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation: Fact vs. Fiction
 
 
Southborough's own Donna McDaniel will speak at the Library on
Tuesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m., on Abraham Lincoln and the truth vs. legend of the Emancipation Proclamation, and why it still matters. Join us for this insightful lecture in celebration of Black History Month. No registration required.
The Library
will be presidents day 2
closed on  Monday,
February 18, for Presidents' Day.  
Mystery Week in the Children's Room 
February School Vacation Week isdetectives  Mystery Week at the Library! Children are welcome to stop by anytime during the week of February 19-22 for crafts and activities. What kind of activities?
It's a mystery!
 
tax
Tax Time!
As of January 31,
we have only FORM 1 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in bulk, and virtually no print forms from the IRS. We know that printing these documents has been late this year, due to the budget discussions in Washington at the end of 2012. Be patient and stay tuned. We also know that the April 15 deadline has not changed this year!
Watch our web site www.southboroughlib.org for updates in February.
 
February at the Library

For Children:   
 
storytime 2 
Preschool Storytime for children      ages 2-5 & their families: 10:30 a.m. on Mondays: February 4, 11 and 25
Tuesdays:  February 5, 12 and 26
Wednesdays: February 6, 13 and 27.
  

Baby & Toddler Time for infants to 2 year olds and their families: 11:00 a.m. on Thursdays:

February 7, 14 and 28.

 

Build with LEGOs on Tuesday,legos 2  February 12, at 3:45-5:00 p.m., at the Library. Ages 4 and up are welcome, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. No registration required.
 
Upcoming Kids Craft Days:
Making Bookmark Corners on Wednesday, February 13, at 4:00 p.m. and Beading Bracelets on
Tuesday, February 26, at 4:00 p.m. Volunteer and Library Friends leader Beth Melo will instruct. These activities are geared to 5 to 8-year-old children. Parents must remain with their child for the event. Please register for the program at the Children's Desk or by e-mailing becmelo@yahoo.com.

 

For Teens:
Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.) will meet on Tuesday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m. Southborough 'tweens and teens ages 11-18 are welcome to join this group. Help us choose books (and more) and plan teen events at the Library. Call 508-485-5031 for more information.
    
For Adults: 
The Library
Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, February 19, at 6:00 p.m., at the Library. Meetings are open to the public and held in a downstairs meeting room. 

 

The Friends of the Library will meet on Wednesday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. All are welcome!

 

The Southborough Library Genealogy Group will meet on Thursday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m. We'll hear from Polly FitzGerald Kimmett, genealogist and specialist on military records.  

 

Book Discussion Groups:   
The First Wednesday Book Group's 
February book is Burden of Desire by Robert MacNeil. The group will meet on Wednesday, February 6, at 10:00 a.m. at the Library.

 

The Senior Center Book Groupcascade   
will have a special guest for its February meeting. Maryanne O'Hara, author of Cascade, will speak to the group on Wednesday, February 13, at 11:00 a.m., at the Library. All are welcome!

 

The YA Book Group will discuss Recruit by Robert Muchamore on Wednesday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m., at the Library. Pizza and soda provided by Southborough Domino's on Route 9.  

 

*The elementary school book groups are currently filled. Please call the Library for more information. 

 

 

The next meeting for the 4th-6th Grade Book Group will be on Thursday, February 14, at

6:30 p.m., at the Library. We will discuss Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins. Pizza and soda provided by the Friends of the Southborough Library.   
 

The 2nd & 3rd Grade Bookthird grade angels  Group will meet on Wednesday, February 27, 6:30 p.m., at the Library. The book they will discuss is Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli. 

 

For more information about these events, check the Library Web site 

www.southboroughlib.org and click on Upcoming Events in the right-hand column.