Nboro T-Shirts on Sale to Support Harvey Relief
We had so much interest in our “Heart Nboro” t-shirts over Applefest weekend that we’ve decided to make them available for sale—while supporting the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The tees are available at https://teespring.com/stores/heart-nboro in Mens, Ladies and Childrens styles. Thanks to all of our friends who wore them proudly across town for Applefest!
Scenes from Applefest ’17
Congratulations to the Applefest Committee on a spectacular Applefest Weekend 2017! And thank you to all of you who shared your photos with us. We love everything this weekend represents for our little town!
Northborough Shop Owner Helps Create New Vintage Market
NORTHBOROUGH, MA—Four local female shop owners have joined forces to create a “pro.found” vintage market in Central Massachusetts. Kimberly Reed, owner of the Purple Rose in Northborough, is teaming up with Michelle Palmer and Kim Urquhart of Laurel Grove in Sudbury, and Trisha Monagle of Vintage Prairie Home in Clinton to offer The Profound Vintage Market that will take place on Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Kalon Farm and Winery in Lancaster. “We not only share a passion for vintage and handmade, but also the belief that we can do more together than any of us could do alone,” said pro.founder Reed in a statement. The location host, Kalon Farm and Winery in Lancaster, is situated on a sprawling scenic landscape. Vendors with a vintage lifestyle look showcase their vintage and handmade items for a unique collaborative shopping experience. The market also plans to have local bands and food trucks.
Romaine’s Announces Its First Ever “Hogtoberfest”
On Saturday, October 15th, Romaine’s Wood Grill and Bar will host it’s first ever Lilac Hedge Farms Pig Roast with live music from Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse and the Patriots playing on the big screen! The Romaine’s parking lot will be abuzz with food, music, and great beverages from Cold Harbor Brewery and Napa Wine Cellars. Kids are welcome to come along and try out the obstacle course, while you sample a variety of wonderful fall foods and desserts. No need to buy tickets, just come on by and bring your friends!
NCC Announces new Self-Care for Women Workshop
Join Tina Marian for a new 8-week workshop, limited to 10 women who are ready for change. Wednesdays, 6:30-8PM beginning September 27th at Northboro Chiropractic Center (6 Maple Street). We are women. We are wives, partners, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. We are in the workforce. We also stay home to care for our families. But who are we really? What if you found out that you were born just perfect, but were conditioned to believe there was something “not right” with you? What if at your core, you are ultimately worthy, unique and here to live your divine purpose? And that it’s all good? Go Deep Most self-care groups focus on remedies like meditation, yoga, breathing, exercise and mindfulness. Nothing wrong with that! However, Tina’s approach goes deeper to the emotional you. Right down to your belief system. That is where your journey to self discovery begins. Your belief system creates your reality. Feel Powerful The world has kept a big secret from you. You have POWER that you never realized! Once you understand how you have handed your power over to people, places and things that you cannot control, you will learn how to take it back. Build a […]
NSPAC Announces September Schedule
Northborough Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC) has announced it’s September schedule of free parent workshops and presentations. Monday, Sept. 25: Basic Rights in Special Education – A FREE workshop for parents and professionals. 6 pm – 8 pm. Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough in the Library. The workshop will provide a basic understanding of the complex special education laws and procedures. Presented by Gayle Dublin, Federation for Children with Special Needs, Parent Training & Information Center. Tuesday, Sept. 26: When Friends Don’t Come Easy. 7 pm. Join co-hosts Shrewsbury SEPAC and Westborough SEPAC for this free workshop presented by Alison Ratner Mayer, LICSW, of Child Therapy Boston. Please RSVP to email@example.com by 9/22. Location: Floral Street School Media Center, 57 Floral Street, Shrewsbury. NSPAC membership is open to parents and guardians of children who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), 504s or anyone interested in special education within the district. Collaboration with parents and district administration ensures that children with special needs and learning differences in the district receive a safe and appropriate education. Follow NSPAC on Facebook or at www.nspac.org.
Annual Fall Festival to be held Saturday, September 30th
Church of the Nativity proudly announces its Annual Fall Festival on Saturday September 30th 2017 from 10am to 3pm at its Northborough campus located at 45 Howard St. This annual event is loaded with fun for the whole family. The Festival is open to the community and will feature fantastic cuisine from local vendors, live musical performances including the regionally renowned Assabet Valley Chamber Singers. Vince Femia, Northborough’s own local author who will be on hand to sign copies of his latest book “Comeback: Tom Brady’s Two Year Mission To Overcome DeflateGate”. Pastor Chad McCabe says, “experience fun for the whole family and bring the kids out to enjoy a day of joy with the bounce house, crafts, games, face painting, and our Touch-A-Truck event with first responders on hand to showcase their emergency vehicles and answer questions about what it’s like to be a first responder.” Pastor Chad invites the community “to come on out for a day of wholesome family fun that is uplifting and exciting!” Guest services (including restrooms, food and refreshments, special needs parking) and all activities will be located at the Church.
Northboro Junior Woman’s Club announces “Repair Cafe”
Do you have a broken toaster or some clothes that need mending? Don’t throw them away. GFWC Northboro Junior Woman’s Club’s Conservation Committee is hosting a Repair Cafe to be held at Trinity Church from 10-2 on Saturday, October 14th. Bring your items that need repair, and knowledgeable volunteers will help you try to fix them for free. The volunteers can work on items such as small appliances, computers, lamps, bikes, jewelry, clothing, and power equipment. They can also sharpen knives, scissors, and garden tools. You only pay for needed parts. If you know what parts are needed, please get them ahead of time and bring them to the Repair Café to save time. For more information or to volunteer contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also looking for volunteers with repair talent and for helping with the event. Jointly Hosted by GFWC Northboro Junior Woman’s Club, Conservation Committee: Laurie LaBrecque 774-253-4432 Repair Café: Ray Pfau 978-779-5545 Trinity Church: Pastor Valeria Schmidt 508-393-8156 Toss it, No way! Get it fixed for FREE!!! Additional Information on REPAIR CAFES Repair Cafés are not only great events to get your vacuum, waffle iron, or lawn mower fixed, but the very nature of their collaborative and community-oriented learning spirit contains the antidote to […]
Clean Your Closets for a Cause
When out for a walk one day with her friend Leslie, more than ten years ago, Andrea Houser mentioned that she had always wanted to start a resale shop. “So have I!” exclaimed Leslie. And thus was born Next to New, a resale shop with a purpose. Next to New is not a consignment shop. Instead, each month, Leslie and Andrea donate a portion of proceeds to a selected charity—everything from Pancreatic Cancer Research to the Veteran’s Fund to the Food Pantry to a homeless shelter. Next to New accepts donations of gently used, clean and up-to-date clothing (Women’s, Men’s and children up to size 4T) and small house decor. Donations can be dropped off at the store any day, and in any season. And if you love a bargain, there’s no better place to shop. Whether you’re looking for a vintage find, a deal on a designer handbag or shoes, the kind of dress you will only wear once, or a few extra staples for your business wardrobe, Next to New has a great selection at even better prices. Check out the $1 rack for special bargains, or find everyday pants and shirts for a typical price of $5 each. […]
Join the Ski Ward Race Team!
The Ski Ward Race Team (SWRT) is a family-oriented recreational racing program for ages 5-18, offering kids of all levels and abilities a great opportunity to improve their skiing, meet new friends, and compete in the Eastern Mass Buddy Werner League of Alpine ski racing. ABOUT THE PROGRAM The mission of the SWRT is to encourage the joys of skiing and the life-long lessons of healthy competition and sportsmanship. The team achieves its mission by providing thoughtful and professional ski and race instruction through its experienced coaches. SWRT races out of Ski Ward Ski Area in Shrewsbury, MA, and competes in slalom and giant slalom races against various teams across Eastern and Central Massachusetts. Most practices are Friday nights at Ski Ward, beginning in December. Races are Sunday mornings at Ski Ward, Nashoba Valley, Bradford, and Blue Hills ski areas. Races begin the second Sunday in January, and conclude with a Championship race the first Sunday in March. COSTS AND REGISTRATION Registration for the 2017-18 season will begin on October 10th. Limited spots are available, so plan to register early. Cost is $285 per child for child 1&2, with a discount for any additional children. Racers over the age of […]
Registration Open for Northborough Youth Basketball
Registration is OPEN as of August 1st for the Winter Basketball Season. On-Line registrations will close on Friday, September 29th, 2017. For complete details, visit www.northboroyouthbasketball.org The Recreation League will run from 11/17 through late February or early March 2018. Travel Tryouts start Monday, September 25th and will go for 2 weeks. There are 2 mandatory tryouts per grade level. Travel practices start at end of October. The cost for Winter Recreation will be $60 (1st & 2nd) or $110 (3rd to 8th grade). The cost for Travel will be $225, if the player makes the team(s). If a Player plays both Recreation and Travel then a $50 discount will be credited to their account so the total for both is $285. For more information and to register, visit www.northboroyouthbasketball.org
Interested in Joining NEF?
The Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) is holding an open meeting for the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, September 26th in the Melican Middle School library at 7:15 pm. This is an informational meeting, which is open to the community to learn about NEF, meet the team, and see how you can get involved. The organization is currently seeking school representatives, event coordinators and fundraising volunteers. The commitment is minimal but the results are profound (and it’s a lot of fun!). NEF is a volunteer run, non-profit organization dedicated to providing Northborough public schools and the community with resources necessary to improve curriculum, programs and services above and beyond the level supported by the annual school budgets. Community support of popular fundraising events such as the Applefest Gala, Trivia Night, Mother/Daughter Princess Tea, and the recent Gala Jr. makes it possible for NEF to achieve its mission. This year, NEF raised $51,000 for the Chromebook Campaign and purchased of over 200 Google Chromebooks for the Northborough School District. In addition to the Chromebook Campaign, NEF raised over $35,000 which was awarded to various grants throughout the school system. To learn more about NEF, visit our website at www.northboroughed.org or follow us on Facebook to keep up to […]
Upcoming Event Highlights
Lots of great events coming up in the next week! This Thursday evening, stop by the Northborough Public Library to meet the author of Melican’s all-school summer reading book, “Nine:Ten, A September 11 Story”. This weekend, don’t miss all the amazing events of Applefest weekend, including the Third Annual Applefest Gala, the new Saturday Farmer’s Market, the Saturday evening BBQ and Fireworks, and the annual Street Fair and Parade on Sunday! And Monday night the Northborough-Southborough School District will be hosting Jessica Minahan, author of “The Behavior Code: A Pratical Guide to Understanding the Most Challenging Students.” For more information on these events and others, be sure to visit NorthboroughGuide.com!
Apply now for a Spring Garden plot!
Plan ahead now for spring! The Northborough Community Gardens at Valentine Road will be opening for its 8th year on April 1, 2018. Gardens are for Northborough residents or Northborough-affiliated organizations. Plot dimensions are 6’x12′. A yearly fee of $30 is required to help offset the fees of water usage and parks maintenance. Current plot holders can keep their plots for the next year. Any that are given up will be given out by lottery. Applications must be received by February 10th for consideration. Applications will eb chosen on February 15th at random for open plots. For more information or to download an application, please call the Recreation Department at 508-393-5034 or visit www.northboroughrecreation.com
First Event on the Northborough Town Common!
Applefest weekend will bring the first ever event to the site of the future Town Common (45 West Main Street). A Farmer’s Market will be held from 10AM-3PM on Saturday, September 16th, showcasing Northborough’s Farms as well as goods from a variety of other local vendors. Parking will be available at Assabet Park, Avidia (after 12:30), and Bank of America (after 1). Please do not park along Gale and Monroe Streets. The Northborough Town Common Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Northborough residents who have supported the Northborough Town Common. A lot of progress has been made over the past few years and soon the Town Common will become a reality for all to appreciate*! The committee has thoroughly enjoyed meeting with the many community groups and residents and are happy to participate each year in the Applefest parade and festivities. They ask you to please come and support their Farmer’s Market! Vendors will include: Ackermann Maple Syrup Aisling’s Cookies Andy’s Heaven and Hell Hot Sauce Archie’s on a Roll (food truck) Balance Rock Farm Berberian’s Farm Big Biscuit Bakery BirchTree Bread Co. Davidian Brothers Farm Five Loaves Bakery (food truck) Huggabee Honey j+a+c […]
Sneak Peek at Upcoming Rec Department Programs
The new Northborough Recreation Department brochure is now available online at: http://online.flipbuilder.com/vpwq/rhxg/ Stay tuned for information on Registration dates and more!
Fall Open House at Diane Cournoyer Dance Center
Time to think about Fall activities! Classes at Diane Cournoyer Dance Center begin September 11th. Stop by Wednesday, August 23rd from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM to view their three studios, meet the staff and register (Mention Northborough Guide and save $5 on your registration fee!). Wow Dancewear will be there for leotards, shoes and other dance needs.
Time to Register for Fall Sports
Hard to think about summer ending, but Fall is right around the corner—and that means Fall sports! While some age groups are already full for Fall soccer, there are a few spots left at selected ages. Register at www.nysa.net. Registration is currently open for girls in grades K-7 (birth year 2005) for Fall Softball. Register at northborobaseball.org. Registration is open for Fall Babe Ruth Baseball (ages 12-13). Other age groups soon to follow. Visit http://northborobaseball.org for details.
Karen Scopetski was named to the 2017 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents in Northborough
Northborough, MA July 5, 2017 Karen Scopetski of Coldwell Banker Residential was named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow Group. Karen Scopetski is now a member of the “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” and ranked number 5 for the state of Massachusetts. REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents ranks over 12,600 residential real estate professionals solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during calendar year 2016. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party in order to ensure accuracy and report integrity. “This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States,” says Steve Murray, publisher of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents and president of REAL Trends. To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2016. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume. The individuals ranked in America’s Best Real Estate […]
Gala Tickets on Sale Now!
Tickets to the 3rd Annual Applefest Gala are now on sale! Quantities are limited and this is a very popular event, so don’t wait to purchase. For complete event details and to purchase tickets, visit applefestgala.eventbrite.com
Northborough School Calendar for 2017-18
Sorry to interrupt your summer with talk of school, but we thought you might find this useful: Approved Calendar for 2017-18
Introducing the Rose Bud Box from Purple Rose Home!
For all you “budding” decorators (pun intended) out there—now you can have home decor delivered right to your door, carefully chosen and ready for you to incorporate your own style! Purple Rose Home has curated some of their best sellers—sometimes with a vintage twist—into one box and enlisted some of their favorite decor influencers to add styling tips. Each box will contain a variety of home decor items, and a “recipe card” with style instructions and tips from their featured stylist. The cards are broken into simple steps, making styling easy—and allowing room for you to add your own flair. Rose Bud Box 1: The Urban Farm Box The premier Rose Bud Box was styled by Vanessa at @hawthornhomeinteriors. Vanessa is a Midwest girl with a passion for home decor, DIY and her sweet family of 5. Her style is a mix of both traditional and modern farmhouse with a cozy vibe that makes you want to hang out all day. Decorate your home with Purple Rose Home goodies in Vanessa’s farmhouse style with our “Urban Farm” Rose Bud Box. Consisting of 6 curated decor items that you can mix with your own or add from our collection. The Urban Farm Box—pictured on this […]
Flaherty Physical Therapy is Hiring
Flaherty Physical Therapy—a rapidly-growing Northborough business—is looking to fill two part-time positions for PT Aides during afternoon/evening hours. Hours: M-TH 2:30-7:30 and Fri 2:30-5. Pay: $11/hour. Candidates must have good computer knowledge, and have strong friendly, courteous and kind personal attributes. The job entails office work, computer work, laundry, cleaning and assisting the physical therapists in the clinic. Great opportunity for students looking for PT or athletic training experience! ABOUT FLAHERTY PT Flaherty Physical Therapy is a small privately owned Physical Therapy company located in Northborough, Massachusetts. Our concept is simple: ● Create WOW experiences for all clients and staff ● Create positive client/staff relationships to allow for loyal customers ● Create long term fitness and wellness plans for our clients and staff that allow them to succeed and restore their Mojo! Mojo is a sense of well-being, strength and stability. We help people restore their Mojo by the following: LETS MOVE! Listen – Our number one priority is for you to feel like you are heard. We listen, because this helps us create the plan to get you started. Educate – We know that you are coming due to pain. But why do you have it? Knowledge is power at […]
Win a set of Northborough Coasters!
Northborough Guide will be giving away THREE sets of Northborough “Road Blocs” coasters on Monday, July 24th. One set will go to one of our Facebook fans, one set will go to one of our Instagram followers, and one set will go to one of our email subscribers. Increase your chances of winning by following us on all three! Follow us on Facebook Subscribe by email Follow us on Instagram
Welcome to the Northborough Guide
Dear Fellow Northboroughians, What a great little town we live in, don’t we? I remember moving to Northborough in 2004 with my husband and toddler son, and wondering if I was going to miss the easy access that living closer to the city had given me. Or the easy access to the big box shopping mecca that was my previous home. But what I have discovered in twelve plus years of living here and being involved with community, is that Northborough offers me SO much more access than I ever could have believed. I have access to groups, and organizations, and businesses and activities and events that meet nearly every need I could imagine. I have made countless friends. I have watched my kids march down the middle of the street during Baseball Opening Day or the Applefest parade. I have seen fresh coffee being roasted at a historic mill. I have shopped to my hearts content—for everything from furniture to appliances to fine jewelry to prime rib. I have eaten some of the most delicious meals of my life. I have listened to music at the 135 fields and danced at the Applefest Gala under the stars. I have picked berries, and ridden on […]
Applefest Gala Tickets go on Sale August 1st
The Northborough Education Foundation is excited to announce the Third Annual Applefest Gala, to be held on Friday, September 15th, 2017. The event will feature the return of the band “Fever” who filled the dance floor at last year’s event, and will once again include the popular Mystery Basket raffle. The event will run from 7:30 to 11:30 PM at the Juniper Hill Golf Course on Brigham Street in Northborough. Cocktail attire is requested, and a cash bar will be available. Tickets will be $50 per person and will go on sale Tuesday, August 1st at Lowe’s Market or online at applefestgala.eventbrite.com
Healthy Food Drive at Northboro Chiropractic Center
Help stock the Northborough Food Pantry with nutritious food during a time of year when donations are most needed. Donations will be collected from July 10th-July 27th at: Northboro Chiropractic Center 6 Maple Street 508-393-2513 Help fill Dr. Karen’s car with these nutritious choices: Marinara Sauce Salsa, Tortilla Chips Canned Tomatoes Beans (Baked, Refried) Vegetable Broth Vegetable Based Soups Canned Vegetables Tuna Whole Wheat, Multi-Grain or GF Pasta Brown Rice Nuts Raisins Prunes Canned Fruit (unsweetened) Peanut/Almond Butter Annie’s Mac and Cheese Granola/Granola Bars All Natural Cereals All Natural Instant Oatmeal All Natural Juice Boxes Almond or Coconut Milk
Susan Ogar Photography Celebrates 10th Anniversary with a Contest
In honor of their 10 year Anniversary, Susan Ogar Photography is jumping out of their skin to announce Your Moments Portrait Contest. They are looking for your very favorite Moments that were captured by Sue over the past 10 years. Between now and September 1, they will gather your submissions, add their own favorite images to the pool, and post them for everyone to see! In the fall, the finalists for the contest will be chosen with the help of a panel of professional photographers. Your Moments Portrait Prizes 1st Place: 20×24 Wall Portrait 2nd Place: 16×20 Wall Portrait 3rd Place: 11×14 Wall Portrait Honorable Mention (up to 7): 8×10 Print How does it work? It’s easy. Just email, text or call Susan Ogar Photography and let them know which image from one of your sessions with Sue is your very favorite Moment that she captured. Send a cell phone shot, or simply describe the image you love. But I haven’t had a Session Yet!? Don’t worry, it’s not too late! Simply book your session today (must be held before August 1) and you can be part of the fun. For booking: info@SusanOgarPhotography.com or 508.277.6140
The Splash Pad at Assabet Park (Rte. 135/South St., Northborough) will be open July 17th through September 4th on the following schedule: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays: noon-6pm Saturdays/Sundays: 10am-4pm Tuesdays/Thursdays: closed Non-residents are welcome. The Splash Pad is free to the public.
Annual Backpack Drive Looking for Sponsors
The Northborough Helping Hands Assoc. Inc. (NHHA) has kicked off its 10th Backpack Drive, which will continue to benefit students in need in the Northborough public schools, grades K-12, for the 2017-2018 school year. Last year, 108 backpacks were donated with the generous support of businesses, organizations and individuals. Each year the need increases as well as the expenses. The projected fundraising goal is $4,000. Each new backpack is accompanied by grade appropriate school supplies. Please consider making a donation and help us to Put Packs on their Backs. Sponsor an elementary school backpack for a $35 donation or a middle school/high school backpack for a $50 donation. For your convenience, NHHA can now accept on-line donations via their website. Here’s the direct link to donate to the Backpack Drive. Donations can also be mailed to NHHA, Attn: Backpack Drive, P.O. Box 383, Northborough, MA 01532. All donations will be used 100% towards the effort. NHHA is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer run organization whose mission is to coordinate programs to assist those in need in the form of Thanksgiving food baskets, Christmas gifts, clothing, medical equipment, and emergency aid for special services. Your donations are tax deductible to the […]
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