HUDSON – Hudson resident Alexa Victor, 7, was regional winner in the Elks’ New England Regional Soccer tournament in Augusta, Maine, Nov. 6.
Alexa topped all regional participants in her U8 age group, and claimed a second trophy for getting the highest point score in her age group.
In earlier events at the Hudson Lodge of Elks, Alexa had won the local, district and state Shoots, qualifying her for the Regional event at the Augusta Elks lodge. She was among 50 participants from seven states.
Alexa is the daughter of Damian Victor and Sara MacPherson, and granddaughter of Hudson residents Joseph and Margaret MacPherson. She is a second grader at J.L. Mulready School.
Vets pictures displayed
A large collection of pictures of Hudson World War II veterans is on display in the first floor alcove of the Landing at the Mills, 43 Broad St.
The pictures were displayed for many years at the former Mansion House, downtown Hudson, owned by the Anastas family. When the Mansion House closed, the pictures were donated to the Hudson Historical Society.
The display, arranged by Society curators Peggi Sullivan and Barbara Nahoumi, includes 60 pictures, World War II uniforms and other related items. The display is located on the first floor, rear entrance (smokestack entrance) of the Mill Building, next to the Wild Hare eatery.
Free holiday dinner
First United Methodist Church, 34 Felton St., invites the public to a free Community Holiday Turkey Dinner, with entertainment, Saturday, Dec. 10 at the church, at 5 p.m. Guest performer Tony Funches, long-time lead singer for the Platters (circa 1987), will be singing hits from that era. The turkey meal will include all the “fixins.” For more information call 978-562-2932 or www.hudsonfumc.org.
‘Thank you’ from Friends
Friends of the Hudson Senior Center Fall Fair Nov. 5 was a tremendous success. Susan Kapopoulos of the Friends extended thanks to the many local businesses who generously supported the event: New City Creamery, Rail Trail, Serendipity, Market Basket, Victor’s Diner, Bacon’s Wine & Spirits, J & K Tire, 110 Grille, Nail Essence Spa, Stow Acres Country Club, Horseshoe Pub, Vintage Cafe, Hair by Chaves, Welly’s, Café 641, Mullahy’s Cheese Shop, Brothers’ Pizza, NAPA Auto Parts, Beyond Barn, St. Mary’s Credit Union, Avidia Bank, Expo Nails, Stop & Shop, Kith & Kin, Mooyah, Owen & Sage, Robinson Hardware, 99 Restaurant, Checkerboard’s, Sereni Salon.
‘Polar Express’ coming to library
Popular holiday movie, “The Polar Express” will be shown in 3D at a Family Matinee Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. at the children’s room of the Hudson Public Library. For more information contact children’s librarian Jillian Bennett at [email protected].
Classic tale at Quinn
“Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit” will be presented by drama students of David J. Quinn Middle School, 201 Manning St., Thursday, Dec. 1 and Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., directed by Shanna Weston. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Santa makes a stop
Santa Claus will be appearing at the annual Christmas Country Fair at the First United Methodist Church, 34 Felton St., Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11:30-12:30 p.m. The popular annual Fair will include Country Store, Santa’s Workshop, Silent Auction, Theme Baskets, lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and much more.
Special greetings to Dick and Pam Bushey, who mark their Golden Wedding anniversary Dec. 3.
Dec. 3 – Steve Smith, Gina Davis and Emma Mattocks
Dec. 4 – “Tuck” Walsh, Debbie Dietz, Carlo Sousa Jr., Emily Rooney, Harry Bouchard, Chris Bacon, Alicia Garcia, Rev. John Kodera, Cindy Geldart and Randy Carter
Dec. 5 – Michelle Zakrzewski, Jonathan May and Michelle Fuller
Dec. 6 – Jason Cunha, Cameron Miele, Kenny Sullivan Jr., Rev. Richard Ebens, Angela Govatsos, Fran and Al Temple
Dec. 7 – Wayne Jenkins, Kevin Busch and Barry Brown
Dec. 8 – Joshua Gould, Sydney Provencher and John Shumski
Dec. 9 – Jan Taylor
Dec. 10 – MaryAnn Ethier, Janis Bausch, Joe Cardoso, Dawn Capobianco, Matt O’Neil, twins Teagan and Lennox Pote
Dec. 11 – Brian Fraser, Courtney Kent, Steve Huehmer and MaryEllen Percuoco
Dec. 12 – Sam Bouchard, Laura Cush, Chris Parker and Penny Moran
Dec. 13 – Richard Curley, Cody Smith, Tom Sypherd, Marcia Haley, Karen Bigeau and Peter Rimkus
Dec. 14 – Shawn Taylor, Adam Elder, Cindy White and Stephen Domenicucci
Dec. 15 – Alex Johnson, Relden Prince and Joe Grimaldo
Dec. 16 – Kim Horton, Barbara Barry, Ken Veseskis, Matt Cunha and Bill Gould
Dec. 7 – Al and Fran Temple
Dec. 13 – Mike and Terry Moran
LOOKING BACK TO 1971
Noted classical guitarist Robert Paul Sullivan of Hudson presented recital at Hudson Friends of the Library meeting. Memorial Plaque honoring the late Joseph Dettling, longtime financial officer of Hudson Eagles, was presented to his wife, Fannie Dettling. Mrs. Clayton Trumpolt and Mrs. Walter Rundlett were in charge of Christmas decorations at St. Luke’s Church annual Fair.
Billy Eddy was “Boy of the Month” at Hudson Boys Club. Sgt. Fred Dusseault was serving overseas with the 101st Airborne Div.
Prino Bonazzoli, owner of the Ascutney Shoe factory, South St., told Selectmen he would remove the brick chimney left standing after the Oct. fire. Lefty Dearborn was coach of the Eagles Youth football team.
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