MARLBOROUGH – Home for the Holidays festivities in downtown Marlborough are set for Friday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m., in Union Common and First Church, with Santa Claus arriving for the event. There will be singing and tree lighting as well as complimentary popcorn, candy canes and hot chocolate.
THE MARLBOROUGH GARDEN CLUB will hold its 45th annual Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Dec. 2, 9-11 a.m., at the Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union St. There will be fresh greens, holiday decorations, wreaths and swags and table arrangements. The items have been made by members of the Marlborough Garden Club. Proceeds fund educational programs, city beautification and scholarships.
“CHRISTMAS AT THE FARM” will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St.
Join the Marlborough Historical Society for this “Country Christmas” and sit by the fire and enjoy muffins, warm cake and hot chocolate as well as coffee and tea. Enjoy this historical visit for only $5 per family.
“WE WORK HARD but we smile at every gathering,” said Heather Johnston, when she was installed as president of the Rotary Club of Marlborough. “We have fun. This is the glue to our club.” Fun for the Rotarians includes Reality Fairs, Recycling, Turkey Shoots, Italian Nights and more including a recent Golf Classic with proceeds going to a new proposed Women’s Homeless Shelter in Marlborough. At the Nov. 9 meeting, Rotarians received a check for their Homestead Project for women donated by the Women’s Fellowship of the First Church in Marlborough, Congregational.
ERNEST HOULE, superintendent of the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, was proud to represent Assabet Community Education as they were recently awarded $479K for Rd 8 of Governor Healey’s Workforce Skills Cabinet’s Career Technical Initiative. This allows the Assabet Technical Institute to offer workforce development education for unemployed/underemployed adult individuals in our region.
THE MARLBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY will present “40 Whacks: The Lizzy Borden Case” on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., at the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St., Marlborough.
Admission is free.
MARLBOROUGH MAYOR Arthur Vigeant recently attended the Medal of Liberty and Medal of Fidelity Ceremony at the Senior Center and was joined by state Rep. Danielle Gregoire.
This year’s ceremony recognized Vietnam and World War II service members. The Medal of Liberty is awarded to the next of kin of service men and women from the Commonwealth killed in action or who died in service. The Medal of Fidelity is awarded to the next of kin of service members from the Commonwealth who died as a result of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder or combat-connected injuries, conditions or diseases while serving. Family members accepted the awards on their behalf. The Marlborough Historical Society and Matthew Sargent organized this event. Thanks went to Veterans Agent Mike Hennessy and the Veterans Council.
BARBARA LAGRENADE, director of the Marlborough Community Cupboard, recently accepted a $5,000.00 check from the Mayor’s Charity Fund to support the Marlborough Community Cupboard this holiday season. The presentation to this food pantry was made by Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant.
A TRADITIONAL Thanksgiving Luncheon, prepared by Kennedy’s Market, was held recently at the Marlborough Senior Center. The menu included turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and squash. Apple crisp was served for dessert. The festivities also included Mary King, solo harpist, who provided music.
Nov. 23 – Happy Thanksgiving
Nov. 24 – Dan Verrico
Nov. 25 Steve Kotsopoulos
Nov. 26 – Peter Lane
Nov. 30 – Tim Fiske and Mike Youngstrom
Dec. 1 – Kelsey Hanahan
Dec. 2 – Marlborough’s first city election 1890
Dec. 2 – Gerard Boland, Helen Barsamian and Erin Merritt
Dec. 3 – Judy Kellogg
Dec. 4 – Andrea Hollis
Dec. 8 – Randy Scott