Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

by beth on April 13, 2020

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Above: If you don’t have someplace to be, don’t venture outside. Curl up on the couch with your mobile device and share what’s on your mind. (Image posted to flickr by joshua radin)

It’s time for another open thread. What’s on your mind this week, Southborough? (Other than the obvious.)

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1 Mark Verrochi April 14, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Red Barn Coffee Roasters will be re-opening and transforming its Southborough cafe as Red Barn Market this Wednesday April 15th. The offerings will include a select number of essential groceries and provisions with contact free ordering and curbside delivery.
The items will include fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, milk, flour, chicken, bacon, bread, English muffins, pasta, 88 Acres bars…, as well as freshly baked coffee cakes, muffin tops, cookies, and of course freshly roasted Red Barn coffee in 12 ounce retail bags to brew at home, half gallons of cold brew iced coffee, and freshly brewed java jugs and Nitro cans/cases.
For the safety of all we will not be serving coffee by the cup and no one will be allowed in the café. The complete list of items can be found ordered through the Red Barn Coffee website; under the tab Southborough Market and picked up at the Red Barn café:
205 Turnpike Road (Route 9 west) Southborough.
508 481 9556
Phone in orders starting at 0830.
Hours of operation for pick up: Monday through Saturday 9:00 – 3:00.
Additionally for a complete selection of our coffees, Nitro, candy bars can be ordered and shipped to your door at
Please contact me if you require any additional information.
Mark Verrochi
508 529 6685

2 MarthaB April 15, 2020 at 6:28 PM

The last few days I’ve noticed some very nice painted stones on my walks down Richards and Parkerville roads. Each with a different message like “stay strong”, “ be kind”. Some with sweet painted faces..My message is, whoever is doing this..thank you for making my walk just a bit more enjoyable!

3 Anne Jones April 16, 2020 at 10:07 AM

Martha B, I agree about those painted stones on Parkerville Road. They are delightful.

4 beth April 16, 2020 at 10:18 AM

Last week, Neary School encouraged its students to take part in its annual Kindness Week by painting Kindness Rocks and leaving them for others to find. And all this month, Kindergroup’s “Southborough Community Outreach” effort is encouraging families to paint rocks to leave on trails. (Though, those not hiking trails may have decided to leave them on their neighborhood walks.) So you may keep finding more along your travels. (Especially if others spotting ones left are inspired to do the same.)

5 southsider April 17, 2020 at 9:32 AM

We found several on our walk on Parkerville yesterday..some with peace signs, others with sayings like ” help out”… a simply wonderful idea…i hope it spreads.

6 Keith April 21, 2020 at 7:47 AM

I just want to say thank you to whoever shoveled my driveway. I appreciate it. It was a pleasant surprise at the beginning of my Saturday morning commute.

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