Living in Southborough, 2015: A year in images

by beth on December 31, 2015

A visual look back at some of the memorable moments from each month of the past year.

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Wild Turkeys of Main Street captured readers imagination and frustration (Photo by Nancy V) A sign in front of Mauro’s Market winked at residents' snow exhaustion (Photo by Trevor Melo) Animal loving readers tried unsuccessfully to help locate missing dogs (Photo from Facebook) Kindergroup’s annual Egg Hunt brought lots of smiles again this year. (Photo by Beth Melo)

Southborough honored firefighter Ken Strong (Photo from SFD Facebook page) Southborough Galaxy celebrating their President’s Cup win. (Contributed photo) Southborough welcomed a fresh farm stand at Chestnut Hill Farm. (Contributed photo) Children enjoying a hands-on robotics demonstration at Summer Nights (Photo by Beth Melo)

One scout project solved a problem for Woodward School, while another offered a new fun way to exercise. (Photos by Beth Melo) Face painting and yummy treats were just two of Heritage Day weekend’s highlights. (Contributed photo) A video on the Belties blog said a sad goodbye to Breakneck Hill. (Image captured from video by Kendall Sweeney) A successful Santa Day celebration (Photo by Beth Melo)

January – Almost a year ago, residents shared their opinions on the infamous Turkeys of Main Street (with creative aliases ranging from Honk & Scuttle to Thelma & Louise.)

February – Never ending snow blanketed houses and choked roadways. For more images of the storm impacts, click here and here

March – One of the most read (and the most shared) posts this year was about two missing labs from the Cape.

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A reader thought she may have spotted them being picked up by someone in town. Other readers and Facebook followers sought to help locate the dogs. Unfortunately, it was a false lead. The next month, their bodies were discovered in a pond near their home. (Click thumbnail to enlarge the owner’s post. For more, visit Facebook.)

April – The Easter Bunny and candy filled eggs brought joy to tots in Town at the annual Egg Hunt. (Thanks to Kindergroup and sponsors.)

May – The Town mourned Southborough Firefighter Ken Strong who passed away suddenly at the age of 43. You can read more about his life here.

June – Over the month, proud parents shared news of youth sport championships, especially the big President’s Cup win by BU11 soccer.

July – Residents were excited to welcome a Farm Stand to town at Chestnut Hill Farm. (This followed the opening of their CSA in June.)

August – Families celebrated summer’s end at Summer Nights. (Thanks to Friends of Southborough Recreation and sponsors)

September – Eagle Scouts added to recreation facilities at Woodward School

October – Heritage Day festivities expanded this year to a weekend of fun.

November – The famous Belties said goodbye to Breakneck Hill’s pasture. (This followed notice given in October explaining the reasons. But the writing had been on the wall since spring.)

DecemberSanta Day brought in the big man by helicopter on a beautiful day. (Thanks again to Kindergroup and sponsors.)

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