MARLBOROUGH – Jay and Heather Johnston, co-founders of “Kits for Kids,” were busy during the holidays with one event held at Apex Entertainment with the help of the City of Marlborough, the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce and UMASS Memorial-Marlborough Hospital.
The UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital recently recognized its caregivers and the community as they came together for this annual kit building event to put together 150 “Kits for Kids” that will be utilized in the Emergency Department in situations involving pediatric patients.
Kits for Kids is a Marlborough based non-profit organization with a goal to help kids in need who were in foster care or medical facilities by making kits with different “goodies” including a stuffed animal, socks, hand knitted items, as well as their own toiletries. Learn more about this great organization at www.kitsforkids.org.
A FOOD DRIVE is being held on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the lower parking lot of the Navin Skating Rink at 451 Bolton St., Marlborough, for the Marlborough Democratic City Committee quarterly Food Drive. The Marlborough Community Pantry is in dire need of help. Please consider donating food or personal products.
RECENTLY, Mayor Christian Dumais was honored as he drops the puck at the Worcester Railers game in celebration of Marlborough Night. He joined City Councilors, city staff, MEDC board members, and many Marlborough residents for a wonderful evening. Thanks go to the staff at the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation, Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce and Worcester Railers who made it all possible.
MARLBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL’S Latin IV class put on their yearly Ancient Roman skit for the district’s Latin students. This year they chose the funeral, commemorating the death of one of the characters in their textbook. The procession featured a flute/trumpet player, mask-wearers, a professional mourner, and the character’s family. Afterwards, they had a feast to celebrate the [fictional] life of dear Uncle Titus. Great work, Mr. Nick Dell Isola. And thank you to Ms. Shelly McCormick for chaperoning her eighth graders down to MHS for this fun tradition.
WHEN it snows, and you want to go sledding, the City of Marlborough has several parks that are great for sledding including Ward Park, Ghiloni Park and Jericho Hill.
THE ARC is hosting the 13th Thirteenth Annual Comedy Night bBenefit, featuring the area’s most popular and talented comedians on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Hudson Portuguese Club, 13 Port St., Hudson. The event, being held in support of the Addiction Referral Center (ARC) of Marlborough, will include lots of laughs, food, and raffle prizes. The ARC has been serving the local community for over 50fifty years, since 1972, and relies on fundraising and donations to provide its services. Entertainers at the Comedy Night Benefit include popular comedians Jason Merrill, Dan Miller, and Jeff Koen. Hosting the evening is Dave Rattigan.
Doors open for the event at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Food is available for purchase. Coffee and desserts are complimentary. For further information on sponsorships, program ads, tickets or table reservations, call the ARC Office at 508-485-4357. Tables ($350) and individual tickets ($35) should be purchased in advance at the ARC. Chairing the planning for the event are Tracey Gustafson, John Campbell, and Donna Silva.
The Addiction Referral Center (ARC) ranks as one of the most respected and active recovery service resources in Middlesex County. As a nonprofit organization, the ARC provides individualized referral services, Recovery Coach appointments and daily peer-support meetings at no cost to those seeking recovery from substance use disorder. To donate to the ARC or sponsor the 13th Annual Comedy Night bBenefit please call the ARC (508-485-4357) or go to the website at www.theaddictionreferralcenter.org/2024-comedy.
Jan. 20 – Betty Evangelous
Jan. 21 – Jean Zucker
Jan. 22 – Mark Gibbs, Mark Oram and Nathaniel Greenwood
Jan. 24 – Lynda Egan
Jan. 25 – Diane Birstein
Jan. 26 – Betty Peltekis and Diane Taralli
Jan. 27 – Jinx Clancy and Ann Tunnera
Jan. 29 – Paula Blomquist and Cheri Wenzel
Jan. 30 – Nancy Alley, Arthur Bergeron and Ron Guest
Jan. 31 – Kim Whitten, Carol Yazzo and twins Spiro and Xanthi Perdikomatis
Send items for “Marlborough at a Glance” to Mary Wenzel at [email protected]. Put GLANCE in the subject line.