Mangia, Mangia: Italian Night draws a crowd


Mangia, Mangia: Italian Night draws a crowd
Volunteering takes a lot of hard work but offers fun for the Mayor’s Charity events. In the photo, from left, are Theresa Haddad Frias, whose father, Marlborough Mayor K Haddad, began the fundraising effort in 1960. Also Committee Co-Chairs through the years, Bob Kays, Linda Ossing and Meredith Harris. (Photo/Courtesy)

MARLBOROUGH – It took 50 pounds of pasta, 40 pounds of meat and 76 eggs to serve diners at the Rotary Club of Marlborough’s May 17 Italian Night at Sts. Anargyroi church. Among the volunteers were Elaine McDonald and Doug Palino, husband/wife team who in spite of being vegetarians joined in crafting 500 handmade meatballs and cracking 76 eggs.

This year, the sauce, 50 gallons of it, traditionally made by Rotarians, was cooked up by The Vin Bin with Amanda Aykanian as chef. 

“It’s my family’s recipe,” explained Rick Lombardi, owner of The Vin Bin. “It’s my grandmother’s recipe from Sicily.”

“It’s very, very good,” said Jean Peters, as she dug into the penne pasta and sauce topped with a meatball and sausage link. 

Those attending the Italian feast were a cross section of Marlborough, stated Bob Gregoire. City Councilor Don Landers joked that he expected Greek food at the Greek Church’s Hellenic Hall.

RECENTLY, the Jaworek Elementary School took a stand against bullying by participating in Pink Shirt Day. Teachers and students wore pink to support a kinder world and stand up against bullying. Tina Adamson played an important role in making this happen. Thank you #TeamJaworek for your dedication to creating a safe and supportive school community in Marlborough. 

THE PUBLIC is invited to visit The Recovery Connection, 31 Main St., Marlborough, during its Open House on Friday, May 26, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about what this community-based recovery center offers is welcome. A non-profit organization, located near Marlborough’s Main Street, Rte. 20 and Rte. 85, the Recovery Connection is hosting a cookout with games and ice cream sundaes. From 1-3 p.m. there will be a Member Appreciation program with guest speakers. For information, call 508-485-0298. 

LATIN students from the College of the Holy Cross have been working with Whitcomb Middle School Latin students under the supervision of Shelly McCormick-Lane. Recently the Holy Cross students gifted the Whitcomb students with fascinating mythology books

THE SENIOR (as in 60 years of age and older) Beach BBQ and Concert, featuring the Flashback band, will be held Thursday, June 8, noon to 2 p.m., at Memorial Beach off Hosmer Street. Bring your own chair. The Rotary Club of Marlborough is providing burgers and dogs.

THE ANNUAL Community “Block Party” will be held June 6, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Jaworek School, 444 Hosmer St. Admission is free. Everyone is welcome. There will be music, dancing, face painting, food trucks, dunk tanks, raffles, balloon artists and more.

THERESA FRIAS attended the fifth and final time for Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant to raise funds for the Mayor’s Charitable Fund that is a significant source of revenue to help residents through emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances. However, for the former Theresa Haddad, she represented the Charitable Fund beginnings as it was her father, Marlborough Mayor Kuson “K” Haddad, who originated the benefit during his first Inaugural Ball. The event was held at “The Burrow,” (on Green District Boulevard), like the magical dwelling in the Harry Potter saga. 

KINDERGARTEN students from the Goodnow School recently visited the Central Fire Station. They got to meet firefighters, tour the station and see a firefighter in all of his protective equipment.  

May 26 – Nate Dalbec
May 30 – Marlene King and Dottie O’Brien
June 3 – Matt Lupisella
June 4 – Bob Gregoire and Kathy Whitney
June 5 – Jim Rennie, Brenda Geary and Joe Graceffa
June 6 – J. Michael McGorty and Elaine Mahony
June 7 – Walter Bonin
June 9 – Rosemary Rimkus and Patty Cappadona


May 19 – Mike and Kathy Megna

Send items for “Marlborough at a Glance” to Mary Wenzel at [email protected]. Put GLANCE in the subject line.


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