Rimkus: Walking team continues fundraising to fight MS, HHS grad runs first marathon


Rimkus: Walking team continues fundraising to fight MS, HHS grad runs first marathonHUDSON – The Hudson-based “Team Nancy”competed in its 28th annual MS Walk on Sunday, April 24 in Concord. 

Team fundraiser Rich Casaceli said the team earned $15,000 in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis, making it the top fund-raising team. 

Team captain Paul Sullivan has participated in 28 of these walks, honoring his wife, Nancy Sullivan. 

The annual walk commences at Concord-Carlisle High School and proceeds for five miles through Concord.  

Other Team Nancy participants included Karen Harrington, Barbara Casaceli, Rebecca and Chuck Appel, Maria Conti, Patty Mulkern, Mike and Kim Harris. To donate online, go to the National MS Society website and search TeamNancyConcordMassMSWalk.  

Rimkus: Walking team continues fundraising to fight MS, HHS grad runs first marathon
Hudson-based “Team Nancy,” honoring Nancy Sullivan, seated in center, completed the 28th annual MS Walk on Sunday, April 24 in Concord. Walkers included, foreground from left: Paul Sullivan, team captain; (Nancy), Rich Casaceli; rear, from left: Karen Harrington, Barbara Casaceli, Rebecca and Chuck Appel. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson native runs first marathon 

Hudson native Stacey (McLaughlin) Place ran in the Boston Marathon on April 18, finishing in a respectable 4 hours, 17 minutes, and 17 seconds. This was the first full marathon for the Rutland woman, who had previously completed half-marathons and 5K races.  

Stacey raised $5000 for renovations of the courtyard at Hopkinton Middle School, where she is a health sciences teacher. She said the school is given one Marathon bib each year, that it then offers first to teachers. 

Stacey said she was “happy to run across the finish line, but very sore afterwards.”

Rimkus: Walking team continues fundraising to fight MS, HHS grad runs first marathon
Hudson native Stacey Place displays her number for the Boston Marathon, her first Marathon, which she completed in 4 hours, 17 minutes and 17 seconds. A teacher at Hopkinton Middle School, her run raised $5000 to renovate the school courtyard. (Photo/submitted)

A graduate of Hudson High School, the University of New Hampshire and Boston University, Stacey has been teaching in Hopkinton for 24 years. 

She and her husband, John Place, also a Hudson native, have two sons. She is a daughter of the late Paul and Carolyn McLaughlin of Hudson. 

Resident to celebrate 103rd birthday

Hudson resident Esther Folkes will mark her 103rd birthday on May 10 with friends and family. 

A native of New York City, she moved to Hudson several years ago and now resides at Peter’s Grove on Lake Street.

Rimkus: Walking team continues fundraising to fight MS, HHS grad runs first marathon
Hudson resident Esther Folkes will mark her 103rd birthday on May 10. She will celebrate with friends and family at her home at Peter’s Grove, Lake Street. (Photo/submitted)

She raised four sons, has many children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and is a member of First Federated Church. A very active centenarian, she looks forward to celebrating the event.

Library to host ‘Daisy Launch’ 

Hudson girls in kindergarten and first grade are invited to a “Daisy Launch Party,” at the Hudson Public Library on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. Daisy troops are an introduction to Girl Scouting and its many activities. 

Historical Society to host event on Medusa Brewing Company

Keith Sullivan of  “Medusa Brewery,”  Main Street and “The Landing at the Mill” will be guest speaker at the meeting of  Hudson Historical Society on Tuesday, May 31 at the First Federated Church Hall at 200 Central St. in Hudson at 7 p.m. 

Sullivan will recount the history of the business and its role in the revival of  Main Street. The public is invited.

Friends of the Hudson Public Library plan book sale 

A used book sale will be held Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 62 Packard Street in the rear of former Hudson Police Station there. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hudson Public Library. On sale will be hardcover and paperback books, children’s books, DVD’s and video games. The Friends will also be accepting cash donations and used books.  

Sisters to perform with Symphony Pro Musica

Violinist Julia Churchill and cellist Emma Churchill, daughters of Symphony Pro Musica founder/director Mark Churchill, will be principals in “Joyous Celebration” by the orchestra on Saturday, May 14 at 7:30 p..m. at Hudson High School and on Sunday, May 15 at St. Mark’s School, Southborough. 


Martin Tamulevicz, Clifford Blackman  and Henry Melkunas were on the committee arranging the annual Trout Derby at Tripp’s Pond.

David R. Benway and James F. Jay enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Atty. Fannie Dettling of  the School Committee was a speaker at the Cox Street School PTA.

Selectmen voted unanimously for $15 fee for use of the Hudson Police Department cruiser as an ambulance.

A photographer at W.T. Grant store took pictures of 64 local babies.

Centennial Beach stickers were available for $1 each.

John Yost bought property at 24 Herman Circle.

Airman John McCarthy was stationed at Chanute Air Force Base, Ill.

Hudson High School students were among those attending funeral services for PFC Kenneth Thibault. 

Happy Birthday

May 7 – Dan Pelling and Patty Coffey.

May 8 – C.J. Ahearn, John Crossman, Rachel Ferguson and Jackson Fecteau.

May 9 – Sydney Sullivan, Katelyn Monagan, Amanda Kulik, Anne DiLauro, Peggy DesRosiers, Cathy Brooks, Michael Chaves and Terry Moran.

May 10 – Richard Cotton, Terry Jacobs and Meaghan Sleeper.

May 11 – Marsha Beals, Amanda Wallace, Adam Conley and Lily Makeswaran.

May 12 – Alex Daley, Jason Roach and Melissa Caissie.

May 13 – Andre Filippi, Jack Mullahy and Kayla Cormier.

May 14 – Janet Lyman and Marion Harold.

May 15 – Kelly Albino, Judy Jewett, Kimberly Banks, Ryan Rendano, Brendan Daley, Linda Shea and Marianne Saluk.

May 16 – Kyle Parker, Lily Starner, Samantha Chaves, Bill Carnes, Danielle Woodard.

May 17 – Colin Roberto, Jackie Coolidge, Matthew Bonica, Debbie Janusis, Marissa Crue and Mike Walling.

May 18 – Dan Bumbarger, John Sanford, Nancy McAuliffe and Melissa “Lis” Rock

May 19 – Linda Boudreau, Dean and David Napolitano.

May 20 – Don Cox, Doug McGuiness, Heleena DiMare and Joey Talbot.

Happy Anniversary

May 7 – Brendan and Lynn Micciche.

May 15 – John and Rachel Duffy, Rob and Sue Bowen

May 16 – Chuck and Chris Searles, Brian and Heidi Rogers.

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