MARLBOROUGH – UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital recently gave a huge shout-out to John Kendall who is retiring after 23 years of service at Marlborough Hospital. During his career, John worked in the emergency department as well as the lab. John is known for his dedication, commitment and service to patients, caregivers and the community.
THE MARLBOROUGH GARDEN CLUB will meet Wednesday, Feb. 14, and enjoy winter sowing, a fun and easy way to start seeds at this time of the year. This is a hands-on project with members bringing garden gloves and a small trowel to plant seeds in miniature greenhouses made from translucent containers such as one gallon plastic water jugs. Carol Yozzo, a member of the club, will guide gardeners through the process. Soil, seeds and planting containers will be provided. The Garden Club focuses on garden education, community service, and beautification projects within Marlborough. The public, including those who may wish to become members, are welcome to attend meetings. The February meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the St. Matthias Church on Hemenway Street.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Marlborough High School student musicians who were selected for the All-State Festival. They are: Lianna Denney for All State Chorus and Devin O’Rourke for All State Jazz Ensemble.
THE MARLBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY will be opening the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St., for tours. Children are especially welcome. The Homestead, built in 1688 by Peter Rice for his wife Rebecca Howe, became home to his 11 children. The building has a rich history and the tour will include this information. Available for the tour will be the first floor which has three fireplaces and a beehive oven as well as a military room which houses many items from local veterans. Located on the second floor is the Marlborough room which includes displays on Marlborough’s once thriving shoe industry, the Marlborough police and fire departments and more including a bedroom and a classroom. If you are interested in a tour and would like to set a time, please contact: Linda Rennie at [email protected] or visit the Marlborough Historical Society website.
CONGRATULATIONS go to Forestry, Parks and Cemetery Division General Foreman Chris White on his recent retirement from the Department of Public Works. Thank you for your over 40 years of service to the City.
MARLBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL has been honored with the prestigious National Banner recognition from Special Olympics North America. This recognition is a testament to Marlborough’s commitment to inclusion, advocacy and respect. MHS stands out as one of only 22 schools in Massachusetts and among 205 nationwide to receive this honor for the 2022-23 school year.
MARLBOROUGH PUBLIC SCHOOL Art Took Center Stage recently as Kennedy’s Restaurant and Market became a canvas for the vibrant art of Marlborough Public School students. This exhibition isn’t just a fleeting showcase; it will continue to be featured at Kennedy’s. A shout out goes to Helen Downey, the visionary behind the MPS Permanent Collection, who attended the event. Julie Baker is Marlborough’s K-12 Supervisor of Visual Arts. Experience the artistic talents of the students and visit Kennedy’s to see their ongoing display.
THE ADDICTION REFERRAL CENTER is hosting the Thirteenth Annual Comedy Night benefit on Friday, Feb. 9, at the Hudson Portuguese Club, 13 Port St., Hudson. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For further information, call the ARC Office at 508-485-4357.
Feb. 9 – Aaron Hollis
Feb. 10 – Jan Johannesen
Feb. 11 – Peggie Thorsen
Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day
Feb. 14 – Ben Sinacole
Feb. 15 – Dick Vanzini
Feb. 16 – Robin Bastien
Feb. 14 – Jan Keith and Dan Verrico
Send items for “Marlborough at a Glance” to Mary Wenzel at [email protected]. Put GLANCE in the subject line.