By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer
Marlborough – Following tradition, the Marlborough Historical Society has published and is selling its annual themed calendar. Dedicated to Marlborough sports legend Ralph Grasso, the theme for 2013 is “A Medley of Marlborough Sports Personalities and Events,” with a special section on the Marlborough High School Athletic Hall of Fame.?
Included in the calendar are features on: runner Richard Busa, hockey players Robert “Bobby” Butler and Michael H. Landers, boxers George C. Lizotte and Alec D”Angelo, baseball players Kenneth Lee Reynolds and Charles Andrew Farrell, soccer player Mike Burns, the Marlborough Classic golf tournament, harness racers Bill Dacey and Jack Hogan, the Shamrocks minor league football team, golfer Fay (Dumas) DeRuvo, the Marlborough High golf team, football players Mike Long and Leo Brennan, and wrestlers Arthur (Kappy) Kapetanopoulos and Henry Moses Dufur. Additionally, photos of Marlborough High School Athletic Hall of Fame members are included throughout the calendar.
Previous calendars include Lost Landmarks (2011) and Marlborough Celebrates 350 Years (2010).
The producers of the 2013 calendar are: Joan Abshire, former curator and trustee; Bill Tate, trustee and Bob Kane, curator. Proceeds from the calendar sales help pay for professional speakers, archival-quality boxes to house the society's large collection of clothes and historical paraphernalia and for the upkeep of the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St.
Calendars are available now for $10 ($8 for members) at the Peter Rice Homestead, by mail (Box 513, Marlborough, MA, 01752 – add $2 for shipping), and through area merchants listed below.
To find out more about the Marlborough Historical Society, visit www.HistoricMarlborough.org.
Bouvier Pharmacy, 515 Lincoln St.
Chamber of Commerce, 11 Florence St.
Main Street Cafe, 182 Main St.
Marlborough Country Club Eastside Grill, 200 Concord Road
Marlborough Savings Bank, 71 Boston Post Road and 81 Granger Road.
Marlborough Senior Center, 250 Main St.
Trombetta's Farm Road Gardens, 655 Farm Road
The Prospector East Saloon, 520 Lincoln St.
Vin Bin, 91 Main St.
Wayside Country Store, 1015 Boston Post Road.
In Sudbury, at Longfellow's Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road
In Hudson, at Vic's Barbershop, 20 Main St.