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Above: The annual Southborough Summer Nights is full of free and fun activities for the family. (Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

12th Annual Southborough Summer Nights is scheduled for this Saturday, August 30 from 5:00 pm to Dusk. I don’t know about yours, but my family can’t wait.

I will be taking photos, but I’d love to get your shots, too.

E-mail me your favorite pics from the event to mysouthborough@gmail.com. I hope to post a gallery early next week.

Now, here is the information you need.

Click on event map below right to enlarge.

Parking

Parking is available at both Neary & Trottier Schools. (However the access road between is closed.) There is a designated drop-off/pick up site on Parkerville at Lundblad Field, and specific instructions about parking and traffic restrictions that evening. Click here for the details.

Schedule

20150828_summer_nights_map5:oo pm – Dusk: Free kids’ attractions, Booths, Raffle and Food Vendors (Click map to enlarge for information on activities layout.)

6:00 – 8:00 pm: Music by Better Her Than Me

Dusk: Fireworks

Details

Food Vendors - between the school and playground

Booths exhibiting local businesses and organizations. Many offer great freebies for the kids, so be sure to visit. (On the map, these are represented by the curved light blue line.)

There’s no official program this year, so I don’t have vendor lists to provide. But there is one resident that asked me to help raise awareness of her booth.

team_lemonTeam Lemon is holding a fundraiser for Alex’ Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Kathryn Rose and her friend Pam are running in a Disney event this coming January to raise funds for ALSF and are kicking off their fundraising through their booth (sponsored by CBK Organizing)

They will be giving out free lemonade and asking for donations to the cause:

[ALSF's] mission is to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer. We are running in memory of my childhood babysitter’s son Wade Botteon who died at age 13 and Pam’s aunt Kathy who died at age 18 both from Leukemia.

Test drive “robots” -

ARHS Robotics Team will raise funds by selling tickets for fun activities for kids (on tennis court)

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Above: The community is invited to enjoy the the legacy of Southborough’s Joseph Burnett. (Images left posted to flickr by stu_spivack, center from Southborough Historical Society, and right by Kate Matison)

A friendly reminder about a new event in town this Saturday. It’s related to the history of the Burnett-Garfield House at 84 Main Street. If you are looking for more background on that, click here for past blog coverage. 

Now, here’s a re-post of the story I ran last week on the event featuring free ice cream, jazz, and a historical tour:

The Friends of the Burnett-Garfield House are encouraging Southborough’s to celebrate one of our historical claims to fame.

In 1847, resident and innovator Joseph Burnett successfully produced the first premium vanilla extract in the U.S. Now, as the volunteer group seeks support for preserving Burnett’s historic estate, they are capitalizing on that fact.

Southborough’s VANILLA DAY!

On Saturday, August 29th from 1:30-3 pm, The Friends of the Burnett-Garfield House invite townspeople to attend Vanilla Day on St. Mark’s Field at the corner of Rt. 85 and Main Street.

Come to enjoy:

Free Ice Cream (Vanilla, of course!) donated by Cold Stone Creamery, Southborough

Live Jazz

A Burnett Legacy Walking Tour (for those interested), 2:00-3:00 pm  [click to keep reading…]

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On the market this week in Southborough

by beth on August 27, 2015

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Above: This home at 11 Fitzgerald Lane went on the market this week for $749,900 (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

  • 55 Richards Road (map) – 8 room, 4 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial – 136 days on the Market, Listed at $429,900
  • 5 Graystone Way (map) – 2.57 Residential acres (111949 sq.ft.) – 368 days on the Market, Listed at $450,000
  • 171 Parkerville Road (map) – 7 room, 3 bed, 2f 1h bath Colonial – 160 days on the Market, Listed at $549,900

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Expect sporadic postings over the next week

by beth on August 26, 2015

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Don’t worry, I’m not shutting down the blog – not even temporarily.

But I am trying to squeeze in back to school chores and more quality time with family and friends before school starts up again on Tuesday.

Until then, you can expect posting to be sporadic. I will be sharing news – just not frequently.

For now, take advantage of  the most recent Open Thread to share your news and ask questions.

(Image cropped from photo posted to Flickr by Ben Husmann)

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I was skeptical about my daughter joining Daisies. It turned out to be a great experience for both of us. She’s now a Brownie and can’t wait for the new season to start.

If you are interested in signing up your daughter or learning more about it, come to the the annual Girl Scouts registration night. This year it’s taking place at Mary Finn Elementary School cafeteria on Tuesday, September 15 from 7:00 and to 8:30 pm.

This night is really for the parents. You will have the chance to fill out forms and ask questions.

But if you do bring along your daughter, she’s bound to see some friends and they’ll have something (like coloring pages) to keep the girls occupied.

If you’d like more information on what Girl Scouting is about, click here. For more information on the town program, call 508-481-3022 or e-mail carole54@aol.com.

(Image from Girl Scouts of Eastern MA Facebook page)

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Town committees are seeking help in an effort to reduce Southborough’s waste.

The Green Technology and Recycling Committee is researching ways that other towns reduce their waste stream. The effort is in partnership with the Public Works Planning Board. Their plan is to survey other communities in our state to help identify best practices for our town.

Both committees are comprised of volunteers, and they are looking for more help. If you are interested in lending a hand, call the Green Committee at 508-481-3770.

Here is their press release with more details:

The Southborough Green Technology and Recycling Committee in a joint effort with the Public Works Planning Board has undertaken a survey of the waste management practices employed by Massachusetts communities. The goal of the survey is to report back to the Board of Selectmen on the management practices that could substantially reduce the operational cost of the Transfer Station and reduce the environmental impact of the waste stream generated by Southborough residents. The committee is asking residents of the town interested in contributing in this effort to contact the committee.  [click to keep reading…]

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Calling active seniors: Help develop the programs you enjoy

August 25, 2015 03:30:00 PM
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Town seniors are invited to help identify and/or plan trips and activities like an upcoming hike at Quabbin Reservoir Park.

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T&G: Fay School being sued over claimed wi-fi caused illness

August 25, 2015 12:30:00 PM

As reported by T&G – While the school’s wifi signal strength is well below safety standards, the family claims their son is suffering due to Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome.

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Senior Picnic today moved indoors

August 25, 2015 10:24:31 AM
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The rain or shine event will be under cover today.

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District seeking nominees for naming areas of ARHS

August 25, 2015 09:30:00 AM
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This week, the school district asked the public to nominate those who ave made extraordinary contributions to their field of service and/or the High School.

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Officer involved car wreck ends in arrest

August 25, 2015 07:30:19 AM
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On Saturday night, a collision occurred on Route 9 that ended with one police officer transported to the hospital for pain and another driver under arrest.

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FIRST Lego League Team – info this Tuesday night

August 24, 2015 04:14:13 PM
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St. Mark’s School will be sponsoring a FIRST Lego League team this fall for 4th – 8th graders I just learned that they are holding an informational session tomorrow night.

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The week in government: Park Central and Stonebrook Village at ZBA; Public Safety at Advisory; Breakneck Hill water at Conservation

August 24, 2015 02:13:55 PM
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A list of board and committee meetings for the week with my selected highlights from the agendas.

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Events this week: Forum with Elected Officials, Senior Picnic, Teen Crafternoon, Chair Volleyball, Vanilla Day, and Summer Nights

August 24, 2015 11:29:53 AM
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Here are some highlights of events in and around Southborough this week.

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