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Above: Residents who enjoyed the Summer Concert Series in past years should mark their calendars for the new season. (image cropped from photo by Sarah Cassell)

I know it doesn’t feel like it today, but summer is almost here. It’s time to save some dates for the free summer concerts.

For the 5th year, Southborough Youth & Family Services and Southborough Recreation Department are teaming up to put on the Southborough Summer Concert Series.

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The concerts are scheduled bi-weekly on Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, June 15th – August 10th, at the Neary Field.

The first band to hit the stage will be Knock on Wood. They are a self described “high-energy acoustic folk-rock duo”.

(For details on the full lineup, see flyer right.)

The goal of the series is to produce free, family friendly entertainment while supporting an important cause: Send a Kid to Camp. But this year, that will be handled differently. 

Instead of selling concessions for charity, supporters will be selling special t-shirts. (Stay tuned for more on that.)

Don’t worry, you can still enjoy an easy picnic at the concert. Organizers are bringing in a fun food truck for each event. (Look forward to gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches at the first concert, followed by wings, seafood and more.)  And desserts will be sold by Yummy Mummy.   [click to keep reading…]

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Above: Algonquin student radio is broadcast mainly from an on campus studio, with special exceptions. (images from WARHS Facebook and twitter)

Algonquin students are On the Air this spring. Well. . . actually, they are on the web.

Algonquin launched a radio station in March.* But don’t bother tuning your radio. To tune in, you’ll need to connect to the internet. (That’s OK. If you can’t do that, I don’t know how you’re reading this story in the first place!)

WARHS is broadcast live from the school. Currently, the station only streams on school days, with no podcasts offered.

Programming was originally billed as from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. But it varies more than that, sometimes beginning or ending earlier. You can check out the schedule here.

Programs cover a variety of talk topics and music, running from 5 minutes long to over an hour. And it’s not just students on the mic. Earlier this spring, I listened in while a teacher spun tunes over lunch.

For more information on the school’s program, click here to read ARHS Harbinger’s coverage.

To listen in click over to warhs.airtime.pro.

*Sorry for the delay in sharing the news. I stumbled across it earlier this spring, but was too swamped to cover it!

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Above: Memorial Day observances begin this evening when the public is invited to help replace flags at veterans’ graves. (Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

The Southborough community is again invited to participate in the town’s traditional Memorial Day services.

As usual, residents, veterans and scouts are encouraged to help mark veterans’ graves with fresh flags in preparation for the holiday. That is this evening, Friday May 26th, at 6:00 pm.

The event takes place at the Rural Cemetery on Cordaville Road. Volunteers should meet in front of the Maintenance Building at the back of the cemetery.

Then, on Monday morning, veterans, local officials, and scouts will march in the annual parade. The morning begins with veterans invited to gather at the American Legion Headquarters (at the Community House).  That gathering takes place at 8:15 am.

Participants for the 9:00 am parade should gather in advance in the Marlboro Savings Bank parking lot. Joining veterans as usual will be the Algonquin Regional High School Band, the Trottier Band, Boys Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts.

At 9:00 am, the parade proceeds down down Main Street, then to the cemeteries and memorials:

Along the traditional route, we will [pay] our respects to those Veterans who have been laid to rest at the Rural Cemetery, Burnett Cemetery and Revolutionary War Cemetery.

At the Civil War Monument, we will honor those Soldiers of the GAR from Southborough who were killed.

We end our Observances at the All Wars Memorial with the traditional speakers, singers from Algonquin Regional High School and close the ceremony with the National Anthem.

Join us as we mark the 100th Anniversary of the United States entry into World War I – the War to end all Wars.

The public invitation was issued by Commander Steve Whynot, VFW Post 3276 and Commander John Wilson, Legion Post 161.

For a photo gallery of last year’s services click here.

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[In co-sponsorship of Southborough Youth and Family Services’ Mental Health Awareness Month initiative, MySouthborough will be helping to promote awareness throughout May by sharing a “Mental Note” each day.]

“A bucket filler is a loving, caring person who says or does nice things that make others feel special. When you make someone feel special, you are filling a bucket.”

–Carol McCloud, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

 
If you have any concerns about mental health for yourself or your family, please call SYFS, at 508-481-5676. SYFS offers free mental health services for residents of the town, and can also help refer to outside clinicians as appropriate.

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Southborough Cub Scouts are hosting an information and registration session at Finn on Wednesday, June 7th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

This recruiting event is for families with boys entering 1st through 4th grades this fall.

The info session is mostly geared to parents.  It’s a chance to ask questions, learned what’s involved, and to sign up. (For the boys who attend, they also try to have a game or activity that gives the kids a taste of what Cub Scouts do.)

Expect to hear about fun activities scouts can participate in through the year. Those include camping trips, overnight adventures and the annual Pinewood Derby – where scouts make their own wooden cars to race.

If you have a boy in Kindergarten, he may have received a personal letter in the mail inviting him to check scouts out.* 

If you have a son entering 2nd through 4th, don’t worry about having missed earlier years. New members are always welcome.

*I remember when my son got his recruitment letter. He got so excited about joining the scouts, something I never thought would interest him.

Four year’s later, he still loves being a Cub Scout!

(image from Boy Scouts of America)

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On the market this week in Southborough

by beth on May 25, 2017

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Above: This home at 12 Andrews Way went on the market this week for $849,900 (MLS photo)

Here’s what went on and off the market this week. Thanks to Gail DuBois (email) of Keller Williams for supplying the town’s new listing information for the week.*

New on the market

Sale pending

  • 44 Atwood Road (map) – 9 room, 3 bed, 2f 0h bath Multi-Level – 4/11/2017 days on the Market, Listed at $484,900
  • 28 Meeting House Lane (map) – 7 room, 2 bed, 2f 1h bath Townhouse – 4/19/2017 days on the Market, Listed at $549,900
  • 24 High Street (map) – 11 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial – 5/2/2017 days on the Market, Listed at $709,000
  • 42 East Main Street (map) – 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial – 5/4/2017 days on the Market, Listed at $825,000
  • 7 Schipper Farm Lane (map) – 12 room, 4 bed, 4f 1h bath Colonial – 5/19/2016 days on the Market, Listed at $1,150,000

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Your input counts: Seeking feedback on Town Meetings – deadline May 31st

May 25, 2017 11:12:01 AM
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The Town Meeting Review Committee is seeking voter feedback. And they’re hoping to get it before this week’s Special Town Meeting. (Though, they will continue to collect after.)

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Calling all poets – Submit original, unpublished ekphrastic poems this summer (Updated)

May 25, 2017 09:05:31 AM
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As part of this summer’s Art on the Trails initiative, organizers are calling on New England poets.

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Mental Note of the Day (Mental Health Awareness month)

May 25, 2017 07:08:33 AM
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In co-sponsorship of Southborough Youth and Family Services’ Mental Health Awareness Month initiative, MySouthborough will be helping to promote awareness throughout May.

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Public Works Planning qualifies Fairview Hill best site for Water Tower but recommends “due diligence” considering Park Central as alternative

May 24, 2017 04:37:49 PM
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Last week, I posted a story that included a 2nd hand recap of controversy over a potential water tower at Fairview Hill. The Chair of the Public Works Planning Board reached out to me to set the record straight.

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Senior Center flying the colors thanks to Eagle Scout project

May 24, 2017 02:30:00 PM
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Yesterday, the Southborough Senior Center hosted a ceremony to celebrate the first raising of its new US flag.

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School district revisiting calendar: Handling religions and reconsidering Feb & April breaks

May 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM
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In the fall, Northborough and Southborough public school committees will vote on the 2018-19 school calendar. Based on district surveys, that could look different than recent years. And the following year could have significantly more changes.

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Mental Note of the Day (Mental Health Awareness month)

May 24, 2017 09:30:07 AM
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In co-sponsorship of Southborough Youth and Family Services’ Mental Health Awareness Month initiative, MySouthborough will be helping to promote awareness throughout May.

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Historical Society making progress in sharing Southborough history: Online resources available

May 24, 2017 08:00:00 AM
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Many of the Towns old documents and history have been uploaded as online resources.

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