Wenzel: A sweet time decorating cookies across Marlborough


Wenzel: A sweet time decorating cookies across MarlboroughMARLBOROUGH – Christmas cookies have become one of the most popular treats of the holiday season. Dating back centuries, the baked treat has become a tradition in many of the countries around the world. 

The United States is no exception to the cookie popularity. 

Christmas customs include gathering to decorate cookies and having cookie exchanges to experience a variety of the delicious goodies. In addition, many of us just work in our kitchen to bake classic cookies for our family and friends.

Marlborough is no exception to the cookie tradition.

“Oh! SNAP We’re Decorating Gingerbread people!” was offered at the Marlborough Senior Center with seniors decorating gingerbread men baked by students in the Culinary Department of the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. The high school bakers also supplied icing in a rainbow of colors.

Getting into the holiday spirit at First Church in Marlborough, Congregational, all parishioners, young and old, were invited to decorate homemade cookies Dec. 11 in the Parish Hall after the church service.

Members of the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club had a Holiday Meeting Dec. 6 at the Conference Room at the Apex Entertainment Center. As they socialized, Juniors enjoyed an ornament swap, Secret Santa and a cookie swap with “tons” of cookies. All in the spirit of the season, they celebrated their year of giving back to the community.

THE MARLBOROUGH SENIOR CENTER received a holiday gift from the Marlborough Foundation of $1,250. The Marlborough Foundation gives a yearly gift to the Senior Center to use at its discretion. This year the donation will go towards assisting seniors with fuel costs. Trish Pope, executive director, and others at the Council on Aging, are extremely grateful to the Marlborough Foundation for their very generous gift.

DURING this holiday season we hope that you are well, warm, and have food on your table. If you are able, please consider a donation to Sweats for Vets. Find more information at www.sweats4vets.com.

THANK YOU to J.P. and Melynda Gallagher of Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting for their donation to the Toys for Tots Drive at the Marlborough Fire Department. Lost Shoe raised over $5,000 during their “Turkey Trot” and they delivered four cars full of toys that will find their way to families in need this Christmas season. 

MARLBOROUGH ROTARY CLUB President Mark Vital recently presented a check to buy a new Nic View camera for UMass Memorial Health Center. 

When UMass Memorial Hospital first got the Nic View cameras for their neo-natal unit about ten years ago, the service organization joined several other Rotary Clubs in the area in buying the new tool to allow parents to keep tabs on their preemie babies while under the care of the Neo-Natal team. As is the case in medicine, the old cameras are now obsolete and the hospital needed to purchase the new products to give the best possible care to these patients who are the most vulnerable. To that end, President Mark presented the check for a new Nic-View camera to Liz Parker-Gagne, the hospital’s fundraiser. 

Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve
Dec. 25 – Merry Christmas
Dec. 26 – Ashley Levy
Dec. 27 – Paul Polewaczyk
Dec. 28 – Jim Toohey and Traci Vanzini
Dec. 29 – Nick Nasuti and Linda Furbush
Dec. 30 – Anna McEnaney
Dec. 31 – Dan Caruso and Alyssa Crocker
Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve
Jan. 1 – Happy New Year
Jan. 1 – Matt Simoneau, Dick Kyper and Lois Dolan
Jan. 2 – Sue Phaneuf and Diane Travers
Jan. 3 – Jackie Smith and Elizabeth Young
Jan. 4 – Ken Reynolds
Jan. 5 – Ed Clancy


Dec. 30 Anita Stetson and Tim Kinney 

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