Historic Southborough

Southborough’s old Woodbury Tavern to be reassembled (across state lines)

March 22, 2017 04:25:40 PM
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I just stumbled across a pretty amazing story I somehow missed last week. Formerly one of Southborough’s most historic buildings, the Woodbury Tavern will rise again. Unfortunately, it won’t be in Southborough (or as a public tavern).

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Historical Society working to bring new life to “oldest living thing in Southborough”

December 8, 2016 11:16:50 AM
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The Southborough Historical Society continues its work to maintain and even restore town history. The most recent posting by the Society shares news on what may be “The Oldest Living Thing in Southborough” and how residents can be part of an effort to keep it alive.

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Historical Society: Challenge Grant to match your donations, restoration efforts, and more fascinating history

November 3, 2016 11:39:19 AM
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SHS is making a plea for contributions to help them preserve history. And, I’m sharing some of the fascinating history they’ve recently shared – including an ironic post on why St. Anne’s Church is a replica of the original church which would have been almost 130 years old today.

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History of the Kelly Gang: The Outlaws of Cordaville

August 18, 2016 12:35:37 PM
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The Southborough Historical Society posted another glimpse into our town’s past. This one exposes the underbelly of the Cordaville area in the late 1800s.

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Southborough’s historic roots in industry

August 12, 2016 02:20:08 PM
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The Southborough Historical Society posted more fascinating information about our Town roots. This time, the focus was on “When Southborough was a Mill Town.”

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Historical Society Museum hours this Sunday: Learn more about the Burnett’s legacy in Southborough

January 15, 2016 11:08:43 AM
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The Southborough Historical Society Museum is opening its doors this Sunday from 1:00-3:00 PM.

Volunteers are inviting the public to learn more about the Burnett family legacy and its integral part of Southborough history and landscape.

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The week in Southborough history: Razing of historic building nixed, restructuring cemetery dept, zoning debate and daring rescue

February 27, 2015 04:20:27 PM
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A look back at the top stories reported in the Southborough Villager 10 years, 20 years, and 30 years ago. Plus what was hot on the blog five years back.

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The week in Southborough history: Voters hit brakes on school renovations; Orchard leaser pulls out; and teachers asked to make sacrifice

February 13, 2015 07:30:23 AM
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A look back at the top stories reported in the Southborough Villager 10 years, 20 years, and 30 years ago. Plus what was hot on the blog five years back.

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Southborough restaurants of old: Share your memories and recipes

February 6, 2015 07:51:32 AM

I got an unusual request from a reader. She is hoping someone has an old recipe from White’s Corner Restaurant. She and a neighbor fondly recall White’s complimentary cottage cheese dip. She’s hoping to whip some up. My memory is cloudy, but I thought I remembered cottage cheese and crackers being served at Andrea’s Restaurant. Am I […]

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A look back at Southborough’s Historic Places

January 15, 2015 07:30:47 AM
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I was looking at stories from 5 years ago and came across a wonderful 4-piece series on Southborough landmarks.

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Historic Southborough: Homeowners take advantage of commissions’ sign program

October 1, 2014 07:30:27 AM
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Homeowners take advantage of Southborough’s Historic Home Sign program.

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Southborough Access Media seeking a new home in Southborough schools

September 16, 2014 11:30:49 AM
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I was going to follow up with a story from last week’s School Committee meeting. But Southborough Wicked Local did it for me.

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Video: Connections – Main Street area history

April 23, 2014 09:30:00 AM
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Last week, Southborough Access Media produced a new interview show for Southborough viewers, “Connections with Karen Connell”.

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30 years ago: Microburst in Southborough (updated)

March 28, 2014 04:30:16 PM
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A reader stumbled on to a tidbit – Tomorrow, March 29, 2014 will mark 20 years since a microburst within a Noreaster ravaged a 5 acre area of Red Pines in town.

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