Wenzel: Band teacher named Masonic Teacher of the Year

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Wenzel: Band teacher named Masonic Teacher of the YearMARLBOROUGH – James Verdone, Marlborough High School band and music teacher, was named Masonic Teacher of the Year at a ceremony held in downtown Marlborough. 

Congratulations go to this year’s recipient as well as to the following runners-up honored: Erin Casey, 1st Charles W. Whitcomb School teacher and Laura Koester, teacher of visually impaired students throughout the district. 

Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant and Mary Murphy, superintendent of the Marlborough Public Schools, attended the ceremony.

Wenzel: Band teacher named Masonic Teacher of the Year
James Verdone, Marlborough High School band and music teacher, was recently named Masonic Teacher of the Year. Also honored as runners-up, were Laura Koester and Erin Casey. In the photo, from left, are Laura Koester, James Verdone, Mary Murphy (superintendent of the Marlborough Public Schools) and Erin Casey.

THE 10TH Annual Holiday Shopping Boutique, presented by the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Marlborough Country Club. Enjoy a night out with friends.

A SPAGHETTI SUPPER, put on by the Men’s Fellowship of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the Parish Hall of the Church, High and Bolton (Rte. 85) streets, above Union Common, in Marlborough. The menu is spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread and dessert as well as hot and cold beverages. For those who prefer or require “meatless” sauce, it will be available by request. Join your neighbors and friends for good food and fellowship. The cost is $7 per person or $20 for a family of four or more. 

CONGRATULATIONS to the Marlborough High School Juniors and Seniors who were inducted into the MHS National Business Honor Society. It was a wonderful ceremony which included heartfelt speeches by NBHS advisor Jennifer Belisle, as well as MHS Assistant Principal John Travers. Student leaders also participated in the pledge, opening remarks and the reading of the NBHS Membership Oath. 

THE STUDENTS AND STAFF of the Marlborough Public Schools (at all buildings) enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner on Nov. 17. The meals were great work by the amazing Food Services Department. 

IN CELEBRATION of the recent Veterans Day, the Marlborough Historical Society held a display of WWI items at the Peter Rice Homestead on Elm Street. The display drew a large audience from the city and was appreciated by those attending.

Wenzel: Band teacher named Masonic Teacher of the Year
The Marlborough Historical recently held a display of WWI items at the Peter Rice Homestead on Elm Street. The display drew a large audience from the city including Buck Colaianni, pictured here next to a uniform of a soldier from WWI.

THE UMASS MEMORIAL-Marlborough Hospital honored veterans, not only the caregivers who have served and are currently serving in our military, but all veterans. 

JOIN  the Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough for the 44th annual Marlborough Holiday Boutique to be held Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8:30-10:30, at the Whitcomb School, 25 Union St. Fresh greens made into wreaths and swags as well as holiday décor, table arrangements, kissing balls, baskets and more made by club members will be for sale. Come early for the best selection. 

IT WAS A WIN for the Worcester Railers Hockey Club as local veterans enjoyed an eventful night out. 

The fun opening night at DCU Center took place thanks in part to Mike Hennessy, Marlborough and Sudbury Veterans’ Services and to Joshua DeMaio from the Railers. Not only did the veterans get to enjoy the Railers hockey game, they made the Jumbotron playing “Lucky Row,” and then got to go on the ice for pictures. What a night.

OLIVIA GOLIGER, Choral Director at Algonquin Regional High School, will be bringing her two A Capella groups for a special Christmas music performance on Dec. 13, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., at a meeting of the Women’s Fellowship of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational. This special Christmas Concert will be held in the Parish Hall of First Church. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Nov. 30 – Tim Fiske, Peter Lane and Mike Youngstrom
Dec. 1 – Kelsey Hanahan
Dec. 2 – Marlborough’s first city election 1890
Dec. 2 – Gerard Boland and Erin Merritt
Dec. 3 – Judy Kellogg and Jim Moriarty
Dec. 4 – Andrea Hollis
Dec. 8 – Randy Scott

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