Wenzel: Marlborough residents celebrate their 70th anniversary

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Wenzel: Marlborough residents celebrate their 70th anniversaryMARLBOROUGH – Congratulations go to Karoline and Norman Wheeler who are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.

Norman met Karoline in Ulm, Germany, a picturesque city on the banks of the Danube River.

Norman Wheeler was serving with the United States Army when a case of pneumonia prevented him from following his Army comrades to Korea.

When he recovered from his illness, he was sent to Germany where he met 18-year-old Karoline who lived in Ulm.

The couple literally bumped into each other on the street, and it was “love at first sight.”

Wenzel: Marlborough residents celebrate their 70th anniversary
Congratulations go to Karoline and Norman Wheeler who are celebrating their April 15, 70th wedding anniversary. (Photo/Mary Wenzel)

It was only from September to January when Norman asked Karoline to marry him.

Although there was a lot of paperwork, they were able to come to the United States, settling in Marlborough, where Norman had lived his entire life.

This year, on April 15, the couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.

JOIN the Marlborough Historical Society on Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m., at the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St. The program “Keeping Their Memories Alive” will tell the story of Private Kenneth Miller of the 743rd Tank Battalion who is still listed as Missing in Action and the stories of others from Marlborough. This will be presented by Vern Chandler. The presentation is free and refreshments will be served.

Wenzel: Marlborough residents celebrate their 70th anniversary
Marlborough High School junior Andy Zheng was selected into the National Merit Scholarship program. Andy’s AP Computer Science friends and teacher joined him for the photo. (Photo/Courtesy)

CONGRATULATIONS go to Marlborough High School junior Andy Zheng. Out of 1.3 million test takers in Fall 2023, Andy scored in the top 50,000 to be selected into the National Merit Scholarship program. Andy’s AP Computer Science friends and teacher joined him for a photo.

THE MARLBOROUGH GARDEN CLUB will present its 29th Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., at the Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union St.

THE MARLBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL Fashion Show, “Fashion Frenzy” featured students in the Clothing and Textiles classes. It also offered the opportunity to recognize the 46-year career of instructor, Roberta Collins, who will retire at the end of the school year.

REPLACING Your Lawn with Native Plants” will be presented on Saturday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m., at the Marlborough Public Library. Marlborough Garden Club member Cecilia Mikalac will present the program describing reasons for removing at least part of your lawn and options for what to put in its place.

“A PASTA DINNER FUNDRAISER,” sponsored by the Marlborough Sons and Daughters of Italy #240, will be held at the Marlborough Loyal Order of Moose Lodge on May 11, at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 and music until 9.

THE ROTARY CLUB OF MARLBOROUGH is collecting books for the Philippines and Uganda until May 27. You can donate Children’s Books, 6th grade and under, at these locations in Marlborough: Marlborough Public Library, 255 Main St.; Al Brodeur Auto Body, 421 South St.; Avidia Bank, 256 Maple St.; Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, 11 Florence St.; Vin Bin, 91 Main St.; and St. Mary’s Credit Union locations: 1 Northboro Rd., 133 West Main St., 133 South Bolton St.

MARLBOROUGH MAYOR J. Christian Dumais announced recently his hiring of Shrewsbury resident Christine Purple as the City’s new Human Resources Director.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
May 10 – Jim Agoritsas
May 11 – John Rice
May 12 – Happy Mother’s Day
May 13 – Dick Towle
May 14 – Ann Edelman and Peter Daniels
May 17 – Noa-Lee Bastien
May 18 – Regina Slattery, Eva Kotsopoulos and Sue Buckingham
May 19 – Thelma Nilson
May 20 – Ed Beauchemin
May 21 – Pam Floridian
May 22 – Terry Sutherland and Dan Guindon
May 23 – Harold Greer
May 26 – Nate Dalbec

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
May 14 – Brenda and Earl Geary
May 14 – Trish and Tom Pope
May 18 – Alan and Regina Slattery

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