Wenzel: MHS grad wins CSF scholarships, Rotary Club inducts new members


MARLBOROUGH – Marcus Chrisafideis, a member of the Marlborough High School Class of 2022, recently received three scholarships at the CSF of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars scholarship presentation. 

The scholarships were: the James A. Smith Scholarship, the Bessie and William P. Cooper Scholarship and a CSF General Scholarship. 

In addition, Chrisafideis received a copy of the book, “Best Advice I Ever Got,” by Katie Couric, given to scholarship award winners. 

He will be attending Bridgewater State University. 

A highlight of the May 31 event, held at the Marlborough Senior Center, was the keynote speaker address by U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan.

Marcus Chrisafideis received three scholarships at the CSF of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars scholarship presentation. In the photo, Marcus is seated next to his mother, Jeannie Sullivan, as CSF volunteer Mary Lou Vanzini looks on. (Photo/Mary Wenzel)

THE MARLBOROUGH ROTARY CLUB, with the induction team of Nick Kofos, brought four new Rotarians into the club. 

At the same time, Mark Vital told a little bit about each new member.

Judy Proteau, a florist at Elegant Flower, is a floral designer who coordinated the Marlborough Boy Scouts’ efforts to wrap gifts for the holidays for Sweats for Vets.

Damon Michaels, a design engineer with Navico, designed the Marlborough/Hudson restaurants Facebook page.

Zoe Krouner has a degree in Environmental Science. She is currently working for the Credit Service Association of Worcester.

Cindy Albert a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker in their Northborough office is president of the AMSA Parent Teacher Organization.

Tom Coye and Bill Baker kept the fire going at a seasonal cookout held at the Liberty Hill Apartments. In the photo, from left, are Barbara McGuire, Neuza Brown, Tom Coye and Bill Baker. (Photo/Mary Wenzel)

A SEASONAL COOKOUT recently took place at the Ernest Holt Courtyard at Liberty Hill Apartments at 240 Main St. 

The festivities featured grilled chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs. Served with a variety of sides as well as desserts, the hungry partygoers were kept happy. 

Manning the grills were Tom Coye and Bill Baker who kept the fire going until everything was cooked. 

THE SOUNDS OF BIG BAND MUSIC will fill the air on Thursday, June 30 from 7 to 9 p.m., as Dom V and the Swing Out Band play at the Summer Concert Series in Union Common. Country music fans will enjoy the South Bound Train Band on July 7 from 7 to 9 p.m., in Union Common. Local breweries will be serving beer, with Lost Shoe Brewery on June 30 and Tackle Box Brewing on July 7. 

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to enjoy the concert at Main and Bolton (Rte. 85) streets. 

GHILONI PARK has a new addition – a public display pollination preservation garden. 

On Monday, June 27, 4 to 6 p.m., the public is invited to the park at 239 Concord Road where the Native Pollinator Task Force of the MetroWest Conservation Alliance will lead a 2022 Native Pollinator Preservation Month Garden Tour. 

Family friendly activities, with a bee and butterfly focus, are planned that afternoon. 

This garden showcases the native plants that provide food for native bees and butterflies. The garden is relatively small, at 600 square feet, and was planted earlier this month. There are about 20 species of native plants to view.

THE MARLBOROUGH JUNIOR WOMAN’S recently held a Trivia Night and asked their guests to support the Marlborough Community Cupboard by donating non-perishable goods. What an amazing job they did promoting these donations. They took in a whopping 266 pounds of food. 


June 16 – Katie Robey

June 24 – Dick MacEwen and Andrew Marino

June 26 – Lindsay Park and Stephanie Hasbrouck

June 27 – Sean O’Brien

June 28 – Gloria Dzigas, Maria Bentley and Roy Whitten

June 29 – TJ Snediker

June 30 – Lisa Trudeau

July 1 – Joe Sebeika and Mary Roy

July 2 – Heather Roach, Jim Peltekis, Joanne Hanson, twins Staci and Kristin Feeney and triplets Alex, Joseph and Evan Pappas

July 3 – Julianne Wilner

July 7 – Gwen Hogan and Alexandra Swanson 

July 6 – Melanie Whapham 


June 25 – Deb and Frank Marino

July 6 – Shirley and Bernard Sinacole


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