Wenzel: Lobster rolls galore at ‘Lobstahpaloozah’ at Senior Center


Wenzel: Lobster rolls galore at ‘Lobstahpaloozah’ at Senior CenterMARLBOROUGH – A “Lobstahpaloozah,” featuring lunch and a show, was held recently at the Marlborough Senior Center. 

With the lazy, hazy days of summer upon us, local seniors celebrated with lobster rolls and live music. Kennedy’s Market made the lobster rolls and served them with coleslaw and potato chips. 

Ed and Kris provided musical entertainment.

Wenzel: Lobster rolls galore at ‘Lobstahpaloozah’ at Senior Center
Rick Philbrick of Kennedy’s Market hands out lobster rolls during a Lobstahpaloozah, featuring lunch and a show, at the Marlborough Senior Center. (Photo/Mary Wenzel)

INTERNATIONAL OVERDOSE AWARENESS DAY will be held Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 6:45 p.m., at the Frank D. Walker Building at 255 Main St. At 7:30 p.m., the guest speakers will be Kathi and Chris Sullivan. 

Kathi speaks about her grief journey after losing her daughter Taylor. Chris is a former defensive lineman with the New England Patriots who shares his story of hope in recovery from substance use after going from the Super Bowl to fighting for his life and future. 

There will be 2,290 purple flags placed on the front lawn of the Walker Building in memory of those lives lost to overdose in Massachusetts in 2021. A memorial slideshow as well as candle lighting and free Narcan training will be featured. 

All are welcome. For more information, contact event coordinator Kathy Leonard at [email protected].

THE MARLBOROUGH LIONS continued their tradition of donating backpacks for local students through the United Way backpack program. 

King Lion Mike Traiforos thanked Lions Sharon and Steven Levy for shopping and putting the bags together. Fundraisers like the Father Daughter Dance and the Couch to 5K help raise funds to give back to the local community. 

CONGRATULATIONS go to the Main Street Bank, located in Marlborough and surrounding communities, which was named among the top extraordinary banks in the United States by the Institute for Extraordinary Banking. Main Street Bank was recognized for its commitment to local and accessible banking as well as for their exemplary customer service, community service and workplace culture. 

Read more at: https://www.bankmainstreet.com/…/main-street-bank…/.

THE CITY OF MARLBOROUGH’S environmentally friendly goats are back to work at Holt’s Grove helping to remove poison ivy and other invasive plants. This trail is located next to the Marlborough High School and the stream from the pond eventually runs into Fort Meadow Reservoir. 

THE MARLBOROUGH FIRE DEPARTMENT recently hired eight new firefighters who have begun their employment in Marlborough. The new firefighters are Tucker Holt, Jacob Thompson, Roland Saucier, Gus Franchi, Andrew Anderson, Josiah David, James Cacciapaglia and Jesus Murillo. 

Wenzel: Lobster rolls galore at ‘Lobstahpaloozah’ at Senior Center
Eight new firefighters recently began their employment at the Marlborough Fire Department. Pictured, from left, are firefighters Tucker Holt, Jacob Thompson, Roland Saucier, Gus Franchi, Andrew Anderson, Josiah David, James Cacciapaglia and Jesus Murillo.

RECENTLY, Marlborough Hospital was identified as one of the top 148 hospitals in the country by Money and The Leapfrog Group. Money and the Leapfrog Group collaborated for their first shared ranking of “best hospitals” to help consumers make decisions about which healthcare institutions are best for their money. 

THE WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Parish Hall. 

The meeting will begin with a pot luck supper at 6 p.m., with members bringing food to share. At 7 p.m., Janice Brailey, co-president, will be conducting the business meeting. At 7:30 p.m.,  Priscilla Ryder, the city’s Conservation Officer, and Karin Paquin, the Trails Committee Leader for the Conservation Commission, will give a presentation on Marlborough’s walking trails.  They will describe the locations, the distances and the difficulty levels of our local trails.


Aug. 13 – Christopher Hill
Aug. 22 – Dick Yurkus
Aug. 25 – Rick Lombardi
Aug. 26 – David Cappadona and Rose Camden
Aug. 30 – Helen Downey and Barbara Rowe
Aug. 31 – Jacob Durand and John Breen
Sept. 1 – Joe Dalton, Nancy Klein and Dan Valianti


Aug. 24 – Natalie and Dave Lashmit
Aug. 25 – Dr. Dan and Dr. Mary O’Brien
Aug. 27 – Jake and Julie Dalbec

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