Rimkus: Greg Opp honored for 40 years of service


Rimkus: Greg Opp honored for 40 years of service

HUDSON – “Green Hudson” conservation group honored Hudson resident Gregory L. “Greg” Opp for over 40 years of community service at its annual meeting.

Because he was unable to attend the meeting, Brian White and other G.H. directors, presented the award to Opp at The Artisan, where he now resides. As a “vocal advocate,” Opp worked with the Hudson Recreation Dept. to improve the run-off and beach erosion at Centennial Beach. He served on the town Conservation Commission for ten years, and was a founding member of Recycling Volunteers, Green Hudson and the Hudson Land Trust.
David Opp, one of three sons of Greg and his wife, Nancy, said: “We spent quite a bit of time at the Hudson transfer station, and our Dad has always been about doing the right thing.”

Rimkus: Greg Opp honored for 40 years of service
Hudson resident Gregory L. “Greg” Opp, founding member of “Green Hudson” was recognized for his long record of community service at the annual meeting of “Green Hudson.” “Greg” was honored as a “vocal advocate for Hudson’s community for over 40 years.” (Photo/Courtesy)

White said, “Greg’s contributions to the health and sustainability of the community have been an inspiration to all of us.”

Surprise Awards

Hudson resident Anne LaMarche was recently installed as exalted ruler of Hudson Lodge of Elks, succeeding Jim Kelley. In surprise announcements, Shelley Francolini was honored as Citizen of the Year, John LaMarche as Elk of the Year and Janice Pack as Officer of the Year. Others installed as officers were: Jim Kelley, Candice McDonald, Cheryl Fraser, Bill Hopkins, Mike King, Joanna Kelley, Andrew Cabral and Lisa Gould.

Rimkus: Greg Opp honored for 40 years of service
Jacob Shelby, left, chatted with Channel 5 sports broadcaster Duke Castiglione, at a Boston Bruins hockey game, celebrating Jacob’s 17th birthday on Mar. 20. Jacob is the son of Hudson native Judy (Barry) Shelby and Shane Shelby of Upton. (Photo/Courtesy)

Shelby celebrates 17th birthday

Jacob Shelby, son of Hudson native Judy (Barry) Shelby and her husband, Shane Shelby of Upton, celebrated his 17th birthday on March 20, and attended a Boston Bruins hockey game. Jacob was happy to meet Duke Castiglione, Channel 5 TV sports broadcaster. Jacob’s father, Shane, skated with the Hudson “Old Timers” and has been coaching his son since his early years. Jacob is a strong forward on the Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School team that beat Hudson High to become Central Mass. champs.

New owners of Sereni salon

Hudson resident Paula (Guidotti) Filippi announces the sale of her Sereni Salon & Spa, 8 Market St., to Fran and Dawn Carlo.

Paula opened Sereni Salon in 2003, after working at Boston salons since 1985. She started with four employees, after doing a massive renovation of the historic brick building.

Paula commended her longtime managers, Tammy and Pat, and said: “I am deeply grateful for 21 years of Sereni Spa ownership in beautiful downtown Hudson.”

She continued: “New owners Fran and Dawn have ‘hit the ground running,’ so please join me in welcoming them and wishing them great success.”

Eclipse party

Staff of Hudson Public Library invites the public to an outdoor Solar Eclipse Party at adjacent Liberty Park Monday, April 8 from 1-4 p.m. All are invited to come for crafts and cookie decorating, sponsored by Harvest Sweet Boutique Bakery; shifting shadow chalk art, pinhole camera craft, glow in the dark tattoos, button-making etc., for teens and adults. Eclipse glasses will be distributed.

Register at huds.pl/events.

Local artist exhibits

Hudson resident Linda DeStefano Brown has three pieces in “Visions,” the latest member show at Plymouth Center for the Arts now through April 28. The Center is located at 11 North St., Plymouth and is open Wednesday through Sunday.

To view the exhibit go to https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-dhkHmw

Hunger Walk

Erstwhile Hudson walker Mary Walling will be walking in the 56th annual Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 5, (which is the 51st wedding anniversary of Mary and her husband, Mike Walling.)

Mary notes that the number of people in Massachusetts who are food insecure has been rising. A check payable to Project Bread/Walk for Hunger may be mailed to her at 99 Fort Meadow Drive, or to Project Bread, 145 Border St., East Boston, MA 02128, with her name on the menu line.

Class of ‘74 marks 50th

Hudson High School Class of 1974 will mark its 50th reunion Saturday, April 27 at Embassy Suites, Marlborough, 5-10 p.m. Tickets are $66 per person. Contact class president Patty (Patterson) McInnes, 22 Florence St. Hudson MA 01749 or 978-562-2682.

Ribbon cutting

Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce will sponsor ribbon cutting and grand opening at Luxan Realty, 21 Church St., Friday, April 12 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

HAPPY MILESTONE BIRTHDAY on April 17 to Deirdre Millman.


April 6 – Chuck Appel, Tony Frias, Nick Maglione, Judy Mitchell and Reese O’Connor
April 7 – Timothy Gay and Jennifer Roach
April 8 – Matt Veseskis and Cole Parker
April 9 – Hannah Siktberg, Jack Devereaux and Mikayla Supernor
April 10 – Mary Wenzel of “Marlboro at a Glance” column, Sarah Sheldon, Andrew Childs, Andy Reardon and Erika Civitarese
April 11 – Erin Underwood, Sarah Coletti, Jonathan Shepard, Dick King and Tammy Davis
April 12 – Samantha Sousa, Larry Kent and Kristen Zagura
April 13 – Janice Wilkins and P.J. Bryant
April 14 – Susie King, Heather Turner, Don Mitchell and Nick Underwood
April 15 – Peggy Case, Carol Stacey, Mike Hinkley and Dom Palange
April 16 – Ashley Beals
April 17 – Bill McCarthy
April 18 – Peter Whitney, Cathy Laursen and Sam Reardon
April 19 – Ed Bruso, Emily White and Noah Miller


April 6 – Michael and Deirdre Millman, Tony and Sue Coito
April 13 – Paul and Rosemary Huehmer
April 16 – Rich and MaryLee King
April 19 – John and Bonnie DeRusha, George and Annabelle Anastas


Robert Parker assumed duties as production manager at Abbey Plastics, Main Street. President Arthur Kunst and sales mgr. Gerald Kunst observed 35th anniversary of J & K Tire Co., 118 Main St.

Village Real Estate listed a Hudson two-family house on corner lot for low $30,000s. Earle Boyle was coach of the Hudson Pee Wee hockey team. Richard Beauregard and George McGee were re-elected to the Hudson Board of Selectmen. Paul LaFleur and Rosemarie Brophy were elected to the Hudson Housing Authority.

Subscriptions to weekly Hudson News Enterprise were $5 a year. William Jagling was teaching a Red Cross First Aid program. Hudson Catholic and Protestant parishioners participated in sponsoring and attending “The Passion,” presented at St. Michael Church.

Please send items for Hudson Happ’nings to 18Cottage St., Hudson MA 01749 or email [email protected].

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