Rimkus: Golf tournament benefitted Addiction Referral Center

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Rimkus: Golf tournament benefitted Addiction Referral CenterHUDSON – Over 134 golfers from throughout the area participated in the 13th annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Addiction Referral Center of Marlborough, held Aug. 19 at Juniper Hill in Northborough. 

The non-profit organization recently celebrated 50 years of providing addiction services to Marlborough, Hudson and surrounding towns. 

Tracey Gustafson, ARC board of directors president and Elsbeth Simoni, executive director, and a group of 21 volunteers called the event “a huge success, in perfect weather.” At the Awards Dinner, Gustafson thanked the golfers, 82 sponsors, 68 raffle prize contributors and 22 donors for the event’s success. 

For more information about ARC go to www.theaddictionreferralcenter.org

Rimkus: Golf tournament benefitted Addiction Referral Center
Five members of the Kapopoulos family were golfers and active supporters of the successful 13th annual golf tournament to benefit the Addiction Referral Center of Marlborough, held Aug. 19 at Juniper Hill Golf Course, Northborough: from left: Katie (Brennan) Kapopoulos and her father, Ernie Kapopoulos of Hudson, his sons Michael Kapopoulos of Lancaster and Ernie Kapopoulos of Charlotte, N.C., and daughter, Susan Kapopoulos of Marlborough.

Son celebrates Mass

Salvatorian priest Rev. Joe Rodrigues celebrated Mass on Saturday, Aug. 27 at St. Michael’s Church, marking the 70th wedding anniversary of his parents, Hudson residents Jose and Clara Rodrigues.  

The couple renewed their wedding vows during Mass, and their son sang “I Will Be Here” at the renewal. A party for friends and relatives followed at the Hudson Portuguese Club.  

Mr. and Mrs. Rodrigues were married Aug. 31, 1952 in their native Portugal and migrated in 1954 to Hudson where Clara had relatives. Jose was an early member of the Hudson Portuguese Club, claiming No. 28, and the couple are regular participants in the club’s religious events. He was employed in construction until his retirement in 1994. 

Their son, Rev. Joseph Rodrigues, is stationed  in Rome, where he is general consulter to the International Community of the Society of the Divine Savior.

Lt. Bryant retires

Hudson resident Tom Bryant retired from the Marlborough Police Dept. on July 10. Lt. Bryant served on the Hudson Police Dept. for eight years before joining the Marlborough force 23 ½ years ago. 

He was recently honored with a retirement party at his Hudson home attended by friends, relatives and neighbors. A graduate of Hudson Catholic High School, he earned a bachelor degree from Western New England College. Tom said his retirement plans include spending more time at the Truro campground where he and his wife, Peggy have a year-round site. 

They are parents of three daughters, Jessie of St. Petersburg, Fla., Kayla of Millbury and Kelsie of Steamboat Springs, Colo. 

Happy future Tom!

Architect to be hired for Armory

Hudson Select Board has purchased the Hudson Armory, located at Washington and Park streets, signed a lease agreement with the Hudson Cultural Alliance (HCA), and handed them the keys. 

HCA, a local non-profit group, is leading the efforts to purchase and transform the Armory into a community arts and cultural center for the town. To date the fund drive has raised $175,000 towards the $200,000 grant awarded by Mass. Cultural Council to the Select Board. The next step is to hire the architect, structural engineer and HVAC. 

A 50/50 raffle ticket is available at Hudson Appliance, Mullahy Cheese Shop, Serendipity, Wright Jewelers, Crose Nest, Avidia and Main Street banks. Winning ticket will be pulled by State Rep. Kate Hogan at the Celebrate Hudson Festival downtown on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.  

For other donation venues go to www.hudsonarmoryproject.org

“Forgiveness” message

Spiritual director Donna Gambon will speak on “Forgiveness” Wednesday evening, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at St. Michael Church, in the lower level Chapel. Ms. Gambon’s message asks the question: “Is it easier to forgive, or to ask for forgiveness?”  More information in a future column.  

Cub Scout meeting

Welcome mat is out to boys and girls Grades K-5 to join Cub Scouting in Hudson. Interested families and kids are invited to meet at the Rail Trail Caboose, 271 Main St. Saturday, Sept. 10 from noon to 3 p.m. For more information call 508-217-4623. Activities can include camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, STEM projects, archery and Pinewood Derby racing. 

HCH reunion

Hudson Catholic High School class of 1972 will  hold its 50th reunion Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Bull Run in Shirley, site of their senior prom.

Scouting history 

Hudson Boy Scout Troop 2 (founded 1916) members and leaders will be guests at the meeting of the Hudson Historical Society Tuesday evening, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at First Federated Church Hall, 200 Central St. 

The unit’s involvement in the 1919 local celebration of the return of the “Doughboys” of the Yankee Division will be revealed, and Scouts will speak about their current experiences. Troop 2 includes a boy and girl troop and a family Cub Pack. Society president Christine DiMare invites the public to attend. 

Have a good idea?

Hudson Cultural Council is seeking online applications for grants to support community-oriented arts, humanities and science programs. The Council is the recipient of funds from the Mass. Cultural Council, authorized by the state legislature. 

Past year recipients are Hudson Senior Center for Howie Newman Baseball Show, Hudson Division of Recreation Summer Concert Series, Hudson Public Library STEAM program for children and Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce Market Music. 

For more information go to [email protected]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Sept. 10 – Madison Beane, Noah Ortgiesen, Amanda Gould and Patrick Hannon
Sept. 11 – Brian Ronzio and David Woodford
Sept. 12 – Paul Matthew, Nancy Sullivan and Andrew Wilkinson
Sept. 13 – Kimberly McCulley, Carlie Ann Gedart and Tristan Brooks
Sept. 14 – Darnell Butler and John Volpe
Sept. 15 – Sally Guidotti, Sarah Hartford and Aimee Farquharson
Sept. 16 – Gregory Sniffin and Rick Rogers
Sept. 17 – Reid Williams, Erika Eastman, Joey Lazarus, Bailey O’Brien and Cathy Armstrong
Sept. 18 – Tom Ethier, Jim Grillo, Meaghan Gagnon, Lynne Zagura and Darryl Filippi
Sept. 19 – Rocky Zina, Nick Palange, Will McAuliffe and Samantha Serio
Sept. 20 – Sue Bowen, George Calnan, Sue Gillespie, Carmen Tracy and brother, David
Sept. 21 – Nathan Sitkberg, Ricky Civitarese, Fred Horton and Morgan McSweeney
Sept. 22 – Kassalie Pires, Frank Budrewicz and Michael Hartford
Sept. 23 – David Bissonnette, Beverly Sousa, Mary Loureiro, Allison Colaianni, Jennifer Burke, Max McNealey and Tom Davis 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
Sept. 14 – Scott and Donna Lambert
Sept. 15 – Marty and Erin Libby
Sept. 16 – Chris and Kim Lambert
Sept. 19 – Don and Edwina Eastman
Sept. 21 – Paul and Jackie Hester 

LOOKING BACK TO 1971

Selectmen and Police Chief Alfred Cabral called a meeting to deal with teenagers loitering, littering and vandalism on Main Street. Army Sgt. Paul McLellan returned from 15 months in VietNam with his wife and daughter.

A Volkswagen bus adorned the roof of Hellen’s Auto Body Shop, recently opened on Central Street. Members of Hudson Industrial Commission were Argeo Cellucci Jr., Norma Yuryan, Irene Sabean, Musty Minasian and Mary Morey.

Anthony J. Monteiro, employed by Hudson Light & Power Co., completed course at MULTI-AMP Institute, New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wheeler and family held a  reunion at Totem Pole Campground, Freedom, N.H. Cecilia Rio crowned the Lady of  Fatima statue at Hudson Portuguese Club at the annual Festival.

Send information for Hudson Happ’nings to 18 Cottage St., Hudson MA 01749 or email [email protected].