Wenzel: Cemetery foreman retires, Dukes corps to reunite


Wenzel: Cemetery foreman retires, Dukes corps to reuniteMARLBOROUGH – Former members of the Dukes Drum and Bugle Corps and the Duchess Drill Team are planning a Reunion on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at 7 p.m., at the Loyal Order of the Moose, 67 Fitchburg St., Marlborough. Tickets are $25 per person (which includes an Italian dinner). All friends, family, former instructors and quartermasters of the corps and drill team are welcome to attend.

Ticket deadline is Oct. 21. To obtain tickets, please mail your check payable to Laura Brissette to 1 Pierce St., Hudson, MA, 01749. We are trying to spread the word to all former members in and outside the area. It will be a great time to reconnect with former marching mates back in the day.

The Drum Corps and Drill team were organized in the 1960s by the Rev. Thomas Curtin of Immaculate Conception Parish in Marlborough. Hundreds of kids marched both in the drum corps and drill team and later in the Junior Dukes as well. All were champions many times over in the circuit. The groups were also seen in all the local parades and competitions.

Members of the reunion committee include Laura DiTommaso Brissette, Ralph Belmore, Sue Ponti, Dan Caruso and Karen Gaucher Widener. Any questions or for more info please call Laura Brissette at 978-568-8955.

Wenzel: Cemetery foreman retires, Dukes corps to reunite
Cemetery Division Foreman Mike Urato recently retired from the Department of Public Works after 36 years of service to the City of Marlborough. (Photo/Courtesy)

CONGRATULATIONS go to Cemetery Division Foreman Mike Urato on his retirement from the Department of Public Works. Thank you for your 36 years of service to the City of Marlborough.

A CHICKEN BARBECUE, presented by the Marlborough Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge #240, will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, noon to 4 p.m., at the Marlborough Fish & Game Club, 1 Muddy Lane, Marlborough. The menu includes chicken, salads, corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, and watermelon as well as homemade desserts. For tickets at $25, adults; $10, children 6-12; and free, under 6, call 508-380-9267. Proceeds will support the Lodge’s scholarship and charitable endeavors.

THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School was recognized on Sept. 5, 2023. As we celebrate this school year, we are proud to have built a legacy of educational excellence and are excited to continue our journey of transforming lives and empowering the next generation.

THE ROTARY CLUB of Marlborough and the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce want your junk and are scheduling a Recycling Event on Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Navin Rink parking lot, Bolton Street. The cost is $40 per car or truck load. Also, the Main Street Bank will offer free document shredding from 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

Wenzel: Cemetery foreman retires, Dukes corps to reunite
Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant joined state Sen. Jamie Eldridge and state Rep. Danielle Gregoire to celebrate the grand opening of new businesses to open in September at Solomon Pond Mall. (Photo/Courtesy)

MARLBOROUGH Mayor Arthur Vigeant celebrated the grand opening of seven new businesses and four more to open in September at Solomon Pond Mall. Make sure to head to the mall to check them out.

THE MARLBOROUGH ROTARY CLUB will hold a Rotary Homestead Golf Classic on Sept. 20 at the Juniper Hills Golf Club, 202 Brigham St., in Northborough. Proceeds will benefit a residence for homeless women project. The cost per golfer is $140 and includes dinner. Dinner only is $35. There will be raffles, prizes and fun. Send golfers names with money to: Rotary Club of Marlborough, P.O. Box 186, Marlborough MA 01752.

Sept. 16 – Elizabeth Whapham Greer
Sept. 17 – Nancy Stevens
Sept. 18 – Cliff Fenton
Sept. 25 – Teona Brown
Sept. 28 – Priscella Dalamangus, Janice Hynes and Christopher Shea

Sept. 17 – Barbara and Doug Rowe
Sept. 18 – Rick and Julie Lombard, Dick and Janet Yurkus
Sept. 20 – Gretta and Rich Holland
Sept. 21 – Don and Barbara McElman
Sept. 26 – Ron and Nancy Dalbec

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

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