MARLBOROUGH – Something exciting is happening in the city on Saturday, April 8, as the Easter Bunny is hopping into Marlborough as the Marlboro Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3565 annual Easter Egg Hunt gets underway at noon at Ward Park.
As in past years, hundreds of children are expected to attend and quickly pick up some 22,000 colorful plastic Easter eggs filled with candy. Always held the day before Easter, the Easter Bunny will bring costumed characters along with him. Arriving at Ward Park as early as 11:30 would not be a bad idea as things move swiftly once the hunt begins.
Ward Park is in downtown Marlborough. Park at the Marlborough Senior Center on New Street, or at the Bigelow School, Orchard Street. Admission is free.
YOUR FAVORITE Greek pastries, homemade by members of Saints Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, 9 Central St., will be available at the Greek Bake Sale on Saturday, April 8, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (the day before Easter). Also, enjoy coffee and a pastry in the café.
DURING the month of March, International Women’s Day was celebrated and the Marlborough Public Schools recognized the incredible contributions of women all around the world, including Marlborough’s very own Superintendent of Schools Mary Murphy.
In her first year as superintendent, Mary has already made a significant impact on Marlborough Public Schools. However, her dedication and service to the district spans over 20 years, serving in various roles throughout the school system. Her unwavering commitment to ensuring that all students have access to an excellent education is an inspiration to us all. She was thanked for her incredible leadership and for being a role model for women in education.
THE SONG “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” brings us back to the musical ‘70s. The Marlborough version of this popular song, recorded by the group Chicago, could be, “Does anybody really know about a time capsule that may still be at the former Freeman School?” Questions about the Time Capsule, buried in 1976, are circling. If you have any information about this, please contact Maureen Sullivan, <[email protected]> .
FOR AN AMAZING concert festival, the Marlborough Public Schools is hosting its first-ever StringFest, featuring all 5-12 grade orchestra students, on Thursday, April 6, at the Whitcomb Middle School. Students will have a dress rehearsal after school, followed by a pizza dinner, and then the concert at 6 p.m. With about 190 students participating, it’s going to be a spectacular event.
MARLBOROUGH Police Officer Robert Bonina recently retired after serving the Marlborough Police Department for 32 years and 10 months. Officer Bonina first joined the department in 1990 and served as reserve officer until he was appointed in 1993 as a full-time police officer. During his time, his various roles included Dispatcher, Patrol Officer, Detective, CEMLEC SWAT Operator/Negotiator, Field Training Officer and Youth Academy Instructor.
Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for your service Officer Bonina.
THE construction of Marlborough’s new Deck Hockey rink is underway at Ghiloni Park.
THE CITYWIDE ART SHOW is coming up on April 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Whitcomb Middle School. Come and celebrate the incredible creativity of talented K – 12 students as they showcase their unique works of art. This is a great opportunity to support the young artists and appreciate their hard work and dedication.
March 31 – Shirley Sinacole and Toni Wolf
April 1 – April Fool’s Day, John Haesche and Cheryl Hunt
April 3 – Liz Mahoney
April 7 – Julie Dalbec
April 8 – Dori Feeney
April 10 – Leona Keefe, Margaret Dwyer and Mary Wenzel
April 12 – Michael Hogan
April 13 – Bob Turner
Send items for “Marlborough at a Glance” to Mary Wenzel at [email protected]. Put GLANCE in the subject line.