MARLBOROUGH – Santa Claus himself was at Marlborough’s Dec. 3 “Home for the Holidays” with tree lighting on Union Common. Children gathered around the guest dressed in red and white, eager to let him know what they wanted for Christmas. The magical night is here and we hope all the dreams come true. The tree lighting was also highlighted with candy canes, popcorn and hot chocolate as well as barn animals for a petting zoo.
THE MARLBOROUGH LIONS FESTIVAL OF TREES committee had a SWEET time decorating a CANDY Christmas tree to help raise funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metrowest. It was a treat for the Lions to participate in this special event for such a worthy cause held at the Hudson Clubhouse. The committee included Maureen Pulice, Cathy Gibbs, Fatima Garrity, Laura Koester and Mary Scott.
Since Dec. 15, the UMASS MEMORIAL-MARLBOROUGH HOSPITAL’S stop the spreadCOVID-19 Testing site has been relocated to the New England Sports Center in Marlborough. Testing will no longer be available in the parking lot at Marlborough Hospital. Testing at the New England Sports Center will be available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – noon. The testing site will be closed on Christmas Eve (12/24/21) and New Years Eve (12/31/21).
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Singing, playing musical instruments, eating Christmas leftovers, feeding the birds, and going on sleigh rides are among a myriad of world customs for ST. STEPHEN DAY, Dec. 26, but perhaps the most popular is to give gifts to the poor. The people of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Marlborough, are going to embrace that giving tradition of the church’s patron saint, and invite the community to join them.
Partnering with Fresh Start Furniture Bank in Hudson, the St. Stephen church will collect new blankets and throws through Sunday, Dec. 26. If you would like to participate in bringing a little coziness to our neighbors, you can drop off your donation to the church at 537 Bolton St. (Rte. 85), Marlborough, on one of the Christmas Eve services, Friday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m. (family service) and 7 p.m. (traditional service with candlelight, carols, and handbells). Please note that all items (blankets, throws, comforters) must be new and unused, and should be left inside the church, in the lobby. At the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Dec. 26, the collection will be blessed and taken to Fresh Start the following week.
HELP SUPPORT OUR YOUTH AND TEENS at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metrowest who need us most by donating this holiday season. Will you join us today by giving a gift? Visit us at https://www.bgcmetrowest.org/ways-to-give/.
TURN ON YOUR TVs ON NEW YEAR’S DAY, Jan. 1, 2022, to see Angie Crockwell march in the 2022 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. She is Marlborough High School’s Director of Concert Band and String Ensemble as well as the Piano and Guitar Workshop classes. Angie qualified for a program called Saluting America’s Band Director’s.
Dec. 11 – Ruth Boland
Dec. 25 – Merry Christmas
Dec. 26 – Ashley Levy
Dec. 28 – Jim Toohey and Traci Vanzini
Dec. 29 – Nick Nasuti and Linda Furbush
Dec. 30 – Anna McEnaney
Dec. 31 – Dan Caruso and Alyssa Crocker
Jan. 1 – Happy New Year
Jan. 1 – Matt Simoneau and Lois Dolan
Jan. 2 – Sue Phaneuf
Jan. 4 – Ken Reynolds
Jan. 6 – Ed Clancy
Nov. 3 – Dave and Sue Williams 50 Years
Dec. 30 – Anita Stetson and Tim Kinney