Wenzel: Marlborough gathers for Hanukkah celebration

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Wenzel: Marlborough gathers for Hanukkah celebrationMARLBOROUGH – A Menorah, nine-feet high, in front of the Walker Building, was lit on the evening of Dec. 19 as Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant joined with Rabbi Yisroel Freeman for the Chanukah Community Celebration. 

Hosted by the Chabad Center of Sudbury, the event featured the singing of Chanukah songs as well as other activities for an event that made for a Happy Hanukkah. Marlborough City Councilors Samantha Perlman and Sean Navin attended the Menorah lighting as well as many members of the Temple Emanuel of Marlborough.

Wenzel: Marlborough gathers for Hanukkah celebration
Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant, left, joined with Rabbi Yisroel Freeman for
the lighting of the Menorah at the Chanukah Community Celebration. Held in
front of the Walker Building in Marlborough, it was hosted by the Chabad Center
of Sudbury.

MARLBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL students auditioned on Nov. 19 to perform at the 2023 Central District Senior Festival. This Festival represents 65 districts where students compete for a spot in the Band, Orchestra, Chorus or Jazz Ensemble. The auditions are very competitive. 

Lianna Denney, MHS junior, will be accepted for the first time, as a member of the Central District Festival Chorus. Jackson Clemons, MHS senior, received the highest score in the District on tuba, and as a result, will be the sole tuba member of the Central District Senior Festival Orchestra. 

Both students will rehearse at North Middlesex on Jan. 11 and Jan. 13, then perform on Jan. 14 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. Jackson Clemons will continue his musical journey auditioning for All States on Jan. 22 at Shrewsbury High School.

Jonathan Rosenthal, K-12 Music Supervisor, congratulates these wonderful musicians.

AN OLD TIME “Country Christmas” was enjoyed by some 100 individuals as the Marlborough Historical Society presented “Christmas at the Farm” at the Peter Rice Homestead on Elm Street. On Dec. 3 the visitors kept warm by the fireplace and enjoyed hot cocoa and tasty muffins. Children enjoyed the stories shared by hostesses wearing colonial outfits that included Linda Rennie, Lisa Stone, Trish Holt and Karen Widener.

Wenzel: Marlborough gathers for Hanukkah celebration
An old time “Country Christmas” was presented by the Marlborough Historical
Society as it held “Christmas at the Farm” at the Peter Rice Homestead. In the
photo, from left, are Linda Rennie, Lisa Stone, Trish Holt and Karen Widener.

A WINTER COAT DRIVE, continuing in Marlborough until Jan. 16, is taking place to help individuals and families in need. Please only donate clean or gently worn coats for children and adults. 

Drop off locations: 

For more information or any questions, please contact Daryl Buchannan at 978-833-7218.

THE MARLBOROUGH RECREATION DEPARTMENT is offering programs in dancing, ice skating and more. Contact the Rec. Dept. for more information at 508-624-6925.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Jan. 7 – Judy Reynolds
Jan. 9 – Caitlin LeDuc
Jan. 10 – Barbara Hogan
Jan. 12 – Joanne Bonin
Jan. 13 – Joe Tunnera and Mary Lou Vanzini
Jan. 16 – Katherine Hennessy
Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 20 – Betty Evangelous and Kellyanne Conway
Jan. 21 – Jean Zucker
Jan. 22 – Mark Oram, Mark Gibbs and Nathaniel Greenwood

You can contact me with GLANCE at [email protected].

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this column said the Department of Public Works is holding a tree pick up. The department is not.