Southborough Youth and Family Services has announced the annual NON-event of the year, Southborough UNscheduled.

2015_unscheduled_flyerThe goal is to help families reconnect in an era of over-scheduling and individual-use electronic distractions.

Parents are asked to come home in time for family dinner and cancel out of town meetings and/or activities.

This year, the date held by Southborough (and Northborough) is Thursday, March 26.

That evening, there will be no homework assigned, team practices/games held, or meetings of community organizations or town boards.

So clear your schedule and look forward to some family bonding time!

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Above: All ages are invited to lace up some roller skates and raise funds for St. Jude’s this Saturday. (Image cropped from photo posted to Flickr by stevendepolo)

It’s been a while since we’ve had enough going on in town over the weekend to deserve a reminder. But this weekend has a lot to offer.

So, here is a reminder of what’s happening around town.

Friday, January 30, 2015

  • Neary Noodle Night (Choice of 3 shifts, with time range 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm) @ Neary School: Neary SOS Fundraiser. Today (1/26) is registration deadline. For more details, see dedicated post.
  • Free Teen Movie night – Bollywood Movie (6:00 – 10:00 pm) @ Fay School Theater: Fay is hosting the Southborough Library’s Free Teen Movie Night Bring your friends and enjoy ABCD: Any Body Can Dance- a Bollywood movie at Fay School’s Theater with a huge screen. Please park on Middle Road behind the Fay School Theater. For more details, see dedicated post.
  • Wick Choral Festival (7:00 – 9:00 pm) @ St. Mark’s School, Class of ’45 Hall: The Wick Festival is an annual celebration of music that features the talents of local high school a cappella ensembles. Parking will be available in the Southborough Library parking lot located at the corner of route 85 and 30. A shuttle will take you to and from the Putnam Family Arts Center. For more details, see dedicated post.

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senior_center_cub_scout_valentines_flyerCub Scout Pack 26 will hold its annual Valentines Day party for town senior citizens.

The party will take place at the Southborough Senior Center on Saturday, February 7, at 12:00 pm.

While seniors enjoy a game of Bingo, Cub Scouts will come around to take orders and serve lunch.

To register, stop by the Senior Center front desk  or call (508) 229-4453.

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Updated (1/31/15 7:20 am): I had mistakenly written Friday. The event is on Saturday.

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More snow tonight

by beth on January 29, 2015

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Above: The National Weather Service predicts we’ll get more snow in town tonight through Saturday. (Image from Facebook)

I have my fingers crossed for school tomorrow. But I can’t tell you what to expect.

The National Weather Service projects that a little snow will begin falling tonight or early tomorrow morning. The snow may continue in the morning with 3-4 inches accumulating before it ends Saturday.

Of course, weather is never certain. And NWS was famously wrong about the blizzard’s impact on New York and New Jersey this week.

So, we’ll have to wait to see what develops.

Here is NWS’ detailed forecast for our Town from this afternoon. (Click here to check for any updates)

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Right: Organizers ask kids to dust off their lacrosse sticks for 2 day clinics next month. (Image posted to Flickr by upwiththemooses)

ARHS Lacrosse teams and coaches are holding two day clinics over February break for 5th-8th graders.

The clinics are fundraisers. So the $60 fee will go to ARHS Boosters to help support the high school lacrosse teams.

Separate clinics will be held for boys and girls. The basic structure is the same.

Under supervision of ARHS coaches the Lacrosse teams will:

  • run the kids through FUN drills
  • hold scrimmages and competitions
  • demonstrate plays they run at the high school level

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Above: Some of the community members featured in recent CA features will be familiar to readers from past My Southborough posts. But CA reporters interviewed them for a deeper look. (Cropped images Left to right: Town Clerk Paul Barry [from @17common tweet], Children’s Librarian Kim Ivers organizing the 4th of July parade [by Susan Fitzgerald], Lexi Ryan and Tori Heinlein entertaining children [from Facebook], and paramedic Lt. Dano [YouTube video])

The Community Advocate running features on Southborough residents, employees and the schools is nothing new. But, in the past three days, the website has posted a dozen new ones.

It’s as many as they normally share over 3+ months! Apparently, they are giving out town a special focus this week.

I shared one story yesterday. New stories below include features on our Town Clerk, Children’s Librarian, a paramedic, residents with special interests, many community volunteers, historically important community members, and how one school is using a new grant.

With 11 stories to share, I’ll just give you the linked headlines with very brief synopses:

New studio gives Neary students a chance to show off creativity

With a new recording studio complete with green screen, lights, iPad, tripod, microphone and more, the students at the Margaret Neary Elementary School are excited to write and present projects where their scripts will “come to life.”

Local charity brings “smiles” to birthday boys and girls

For most children, birthdays are a magical time where family and friends gather and gifts are received. Imagine the child whose family is not able to celebrate the day with a special gift.

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On the market this week in Southborough

January 29, 2015 10:00:19 AM
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Not surprisingly, with the snow storm and blizzard, nothing new went on the market this week. Here’s what came off the market.

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Reminders: the official winter parking ban and “after the storm”

January 29, 2015 07:30:09 AM
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Southborough Emergency Management has issued an alert about all of the potential risks related to the changing weather.

In it, they encourage residents to clear drainage systems, be prepared for flooding basements, and take care of the heavy snow on old or flat roofs.

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Neary students to rock the schoolhouse

January 28, 2015 04:20:17 PM
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Next week, Neary School students will perform School House Rock Live Jr.

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Help dedicate (parts of) Algonquin to those “who have made extraordinary contributions”

January 28, 2015 02:20:49 PM
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The Board of Selectmen need three residents to volunteer for the Naming Subcommittee for ARHS.

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Thank you from Southborough Gardeners

January 28, 2015 11:20:56 AM
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The Southborough Gardeners are thanking local businesses who supported their holiday wreath program.

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Tonight’s MassDOT Main Street meeting postponed

January 28, 2015 11:03:50 AM
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I just got word that the Main Street meeting scheduled for tonight is postponed.

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CERT family of volunteers and opportunity for teens (Updated)

January 28, 2015 09:40:51 AM
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This recent story about a family in town seems appropriate to share after the “Blizzard of 2015″.

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Videos: Author night and Algoncapella holiday performance

January 27, 2015 11:20:17 AM
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Since most readers are stuck at home, I thought I’d share the latest videos covering community events.

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