Enjoying the view: Geese on Middle Road

by beth on July 20, 2018

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Above: “Canadian’ visitors sunbathing at the reservoir. (photos by Chris Robbins)

It’s not just Southborough residents who enjoy our town’s green spaces. Those passing through often admire the views. Yesterday, a flock of geese took advantage of the reservoir along Middle Road.

Chris Robbins shared photos with the following explanation:

Today on Middle Road at the reservoir cross-over, the attached photos capture 35+ geese sunbathing, grooming and chatting up a storm about their next flight were assembled in a unique formation.

It’s as if they were at their own personal spa on this beautiful day.

Drivers were slowing down their cars just to have a glimpse of this rare gathering in our own back yard.

Looking closely at one of the pics, I noticed old friends in the background – a swimming swan and what looks like a cormorant on a rock ( like one captured on the blog by Susan years ago).

Click thumbnails below to enlarge.

Geese Middle Rd reservoir (by Chris Robbins) Geese Middle Rd reservoir by Chris Robbins water birds (cropped from Middle Rd reservoir by Chris Robbins)

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Above: Little ones can enjoy a sweet time with live music on the playground Wednesday evening. (images cropped from photos posted L-R on Facebook and the event website)

Next week, Fay School will be holding another “Sunset Playdate” for the public.

Fay school lower playgroundOn Wednesday, July 25, the school is hosting live music and play with children’s musician Jeannie Mack. The fun will be topped off with free popsicles.

The free event is geared for tots – kids 8 yrs old and under. It will take place from 6:30-7:30 pm on the Lower School Playground. Parking will be available at 23 Middle Road.

Fay school lower playgroundParticipation is open to the public but does require pre-registration. (And parents must accompany their children.)

In addition to performing, Jeannie Mack is a songwriter. Click below to sample one of her originals, the title track from her album “I Like Feeling Good About Me”.


 
Save the date for one more Playdate this summer. On Wednesday, August 8, Alissa Coates will perform.

If any events need to be cancelled or postponed due to weather, registered attendees will be emailed. Fay will also update its event webpage.

(Music from Jeannie Mack’s website)

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On the market this week in Southborough

by beth on July 19, 2018

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Above: This home at 18 Maplecrest Drive went on the market this week for $625,000 (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

  • 63 Pine Hill Road (map) – 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial – 18 days on the Market, Listed at $699,900

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Above: Kids can meet and learn about animals at the library next week. (images from Animal World Experience website)

Animal World Experience return to the Southborough Library a week from today. The free kids event is scheduled for 3:00 pm on Thursday, July 26 in the main, upper level.

animal world experience sugar glider

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The animal wrangler will be bringing his amazing friends for kids to see, learn about, and sometimes touch. I don’t know who he’ll be bringing this time, but his animals include furry little mammals, lizards and amphibians. 

His animals range from adorable – like his sugar glider (right) – to the, um, less so – like the blue tongued skink in the video below from You Tube.

The event is open to all ages, no registration required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southborough Library.

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It’s time for the weekly update on Southborough Emergency Services – including the most recent police logs.

Over the weekend, Southborough Police shared their condolences for fallen Weymouth Officer Michael Chesna.

[Note: The half-staff flag order in his honor has been updated to active through sunset this Friday, the date of his interment.]

On a much lighter note, the SPD and Firefighters both visited the Recreation Camp at Finn this week.

And the SFD posted a “100 foot view” of the new public safety complex construction site. (If you want to learn more about that project’s status, see yesterday’s post.)

Now, here is the latest batch of logs covering what the Southborough Police Department was up to from July 7th – July 15th.*  [click to keep reading…]

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Vacancies to consider

by beth on July 18, 2018

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Above: The Town of Southborough continually points out the need for volunteers on its website. But, if you aren’t visiting the site, you won’t see it. So, here’s my annual update of vacancies on Town committees.

Recently, I posted about some new appointments that were made. Now it’s time to look at the appointments that weren’t made due to a shortage of volunteers.

If you have been considering doing more to serve our Town, ther are lots of options to consider.

This list is winnowed down from the vacancies listed on the Town website. I omitted inactive committees and most of the seats reserved for specific representatives. Each of the following committees have one vacancy for residents-at-large unless otherwise noted.

I linked the committees to their pages with more information on their responsibilities:

*Technically, the vacancies I listed for two committees are specified for representatives of other committees. I included these, because the unrepresented committees also have unfilled seats:

  • Community Preservation Committee needs representatives from SHOPC and the Southborough Housing Authority
  • Southborough Stewardship Committee needs representatives from the Conservation Commission and Recreation Commission

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Public Safety Building update – new monthly newsletter

July 18, 2018 08:47:42 AM
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The Public Safety Building Committee has launched a monthly newsletter. The communication is meant to update residents on the major construction project.

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Southborough job listings: Harvard Depository and the schools

July 18, 2018 07:37:46 AM
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I received another posting of jobs available in Southborough.

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Taking center stage – summer theater productions in the area

July 17, 2018 04:30:00 PM
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Children are again the stars of area theatrical offerings this summer.

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Obituary: Ethan W. Miller, 27

July 17, 2018 02:39:31 PM
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Ethan W. Miller, 27, of Southborough died at his home on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 surrounded by his family.

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Sign up ASAP for this Friday’s Farm Dinner

July 17, 2018 11:00:00 AM
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This summer, Chestnut Hill Farm is again offering monthly Friday Farm Dinners.

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Why flags are at half staff: July 17, 2018 (Updated)

July 17, 2018 09:00:20 AM
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Flags in Southborough and across the state are flying at half staff today, July 17, 2018 until further notice, in honor of Officer Michael Chesna of the Weymouth Police Department who tragically died in the line of duty on Sunday, July 15, 2018.

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Obituary: David M. Buchieri, 59

July 17, 2018 07:37:25 AM
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David M. Buchieri, 59, a lifelong resident of Southborough, passed away on July 7, 2018 in Belgrade, ME.

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Retiring Southborough Conservation agent honored at state level

July 16, 2018 03:05:36 PM

Southborough’s Conservation Agent is retiring this month. Apparently, it’s not just our Town that will be missing her contributions when she relocates to the Big Apple.

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