Your weekly sample of stories in the local media that have a Southborough connection.
A business built for speed
“We own five race-prepared Mazda Miatas, which we rent to a wide variety of folks. Some people rent our Miatas for race-driving schools, others rent as a cost-effective alternative to building their own.” —Southborough resident Steve Ulfelder, co-owner of Flatout Motorsports in Bellingham. The company rents race cars to those in need of some speed. (Metrowest Daily News)
Summer fun for less
“We tried to figure out what was going to attract kids – but more importantly, what was going to attract parents. One of the big things is cost.” —Donna Jasak, executive director of the Southborough Extended Day Program, which cut prices from $370 per week to $325. Enrollment in SEDP’s Summer Fun Club dropped from 60 kids per day in 2002 down to 25 last year. (Metrowest Daily News)
Southborough resident rocks out
“We play a combination of what I call classic rock and oldies, mixed in with some blues. Since I speak Portuguese and some Spanish, maybe 10 percent of our numbers will be in those languages. We play ‘LaBamba ‘ and some Santana.” —Southborough resident Randy Elliot on his band Randy Elliot and Friends. The group plays every Sunday evening at the Old Station Steakhouse in downtown Framingham. (Taunton Daily Gazette)
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