Wenzel: Police complete No Shave November fundraiser; paraeducator marks retirement


MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough Police Department’s “NO SHAVE NOVEMBER” fundraiser has ended. A total of $3,295 dollars was collected to benefit “Cops for Kids with Cancer.” Thank you to all who donated and participated. The children and families that benefit from this organization appreciate the efforts during this time of year. Thank you for the support.

The Marlborough Police Department’s “No Shave November” fundraiser collected a total of $3,295 dollars for the benefit of “Cops for Kids with Cancer.”

SHELLEY GREEN, a paraeducator at the Charles Jaworek School, received congratulations on Dec. 10 for her retirement. At the same time, she was wished a Happy Birthday. In addition to her being on the staff at Jaworek, Shelley is an alum of the elementary school on Hosmer Street.


Shelley Green, a paraeducator at the Charles Jaworek School, received congratulations on her retirement.

MARINERS served by Seafarers International House, based in New York City, will be a little happier and warmer due to the efforts of The Knit Wits of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Marlborough, and the Shrewsbury-based Night Knitters. Thirty gift satchels for the Mariners included handmade hats and scarves, a sweatshirt, a t-shirt, a pair of socks, a can of nuts, and a handmade Christmas card. Seafarers are often isolated and lonely, sometimes without the means to contact family frequently, or purchase needed items while in port. Those who knitted, donated, or put together the satchels this year included Joyce Danielson, Lina Dickey, Martha Domke, Marlea Dutt, Ginny Fulham, Ann Gibson, Pastor Joe Graumann, Liz Greer, Peg and Don Harbert, Judy Kellogg, Elaine Recklet, Melanie Whapham and Jane Woolsey. The project was organized by Melanie Whapham.

THE MARLBOROUGH ROTARY CLUB recently held an induction ceremony to welcome four new area business people to the club. They are: 

  • John Thomas (Tom) Woelper, Head of School, New England Innovation Academy.
  • Heidi Borella, Branch Manager, Avidia Bank.
  • Alan Sachez, Sales Manager, RE Connect LLC.
  • and Daniel DaSilva, Sales Manager, Window Nation. 

Each member joined with a commitment to serve the many needs of youth and underserved of the Marlborough community.

You may remember RON YOUNG, former President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metrowest. 

Ron passed away Dec. 2, 2021, at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. after a 19-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Ron had over 40 years in Boys & Girls Clubs with the last 11 years of his career at BGCMW. He was a dedicated, persistent, committed president who had a vision of creating a regional organization. 

Under his leadership, the Marlborough, Hudson and Framingham Clubs came together as one and formed the Metrowest regional organization. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife of 33 years, Jan Swallow. 

In 2019 Ron was inducted into BGCMW’s Hall of Fame. Because of his legacy, he will always be a part of BGCMW. 

THE ADDICTION REFERRAL CENTER of Marlborough is hosting the eleventh annual Comedy Night Benefit, featuring some of the area’s most popular and talented comedians on Friday, Feb. 11, at the Hudson Portuguese Club, 13 Port St., Hudson. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30. The event, being held in support of the ARC of Marlborough, will include lots of laughs, food and raffle prizes. Entertainers will include Paul Nardizzi, Janet McNamara and Dan Donahue. Comedian Dave Rattigan will host the event. 

For further information on sponsorships, program ads, tickets or table reservations, call the ARC office at 508-485-4357. Tables ($250) and individual tickets ($25) should be purchased in advance at the ARC. Chairmen of the event are Tracey Gustafson, Sue Kapopoulos and Larry Stone.


Jan. 10 – Barbara Hogan

Jan. 12 – Joanne Bonin    

Jan. 13 – Mary Lou Vanzini    

Jan. 16 – Katherine Hennessy

Jan. 17 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 20 – Betty Evangelous