Golf tournament for the drug addiction reference center


HUDSON – More than 134 golfers from across the region participated in the 13e Annual Golf Tournament in aid of Marlborough Addictions Referral Centre, held August 19th at Juniper Hill in Northborough.

The non-profit organization recently celebrated 50 years of providing addiction services in Marlborough, Hudson and surrounding towns.

ARC Board Chair Tracey Gustafson and Executive Director Elsbeth Simoni and a group of 21 volunteers called the event “a huge success, in perfect weather”. At the awards dinner, Gustafson thanked golfers, 82 sponsors, 68 raffle prize contributors and 22 donors for the success of the event.

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Rimkus: a golf tournament benefited the drug addiction reference center
Five members of the Kapopoulos family were golfers and active supporters of the successful 13th Annual Golf Tournament in aid of the Marlborough Addictions Counseling Centre, held on August 19 at Juniper Hill Golf Course, Northborough: left to right: Katie (Brennan) Kapopoulos and her father, Ernie Kapopoulos of Hudson, her sons Michael Kapopoulos of Lancaster and Ernie Kapopoulos of Charlotte, NC, and her daughter, Susan Kapopoulos of Marlborough.

Son celebrates mass

Salvatorian Priest Reverend Joe Rodrigues celebrated Mass on Saturday August 27 at St. Michael’s Church, marking the 70e wedding anniversary of his parents, Jose and Clara Rodrigues, residents of Hudson.

The couple renewed their wedding vows during mass and their son sang “I Will Be Here” during the renewal. A party for friends and family followed at the Hudson Portuguese Club.

Mr. and Mrs. Rodrigues were married on August 31, 1952 in their native Portugal and emigrated in 1954 to Hudson where Clara had family. Jose was an early member of the Hudson Portuguese Club, claiming number 28, and the couple regularly attend the club’s religious events. He worked in construction until his retirement in 1994.

Their son, the Reverend Joseph Rodrigues, is stationed in Rome, where he is general consultant to the international community of the Society of the Divine Saviour.

Lieutenant Bryant retires

Hudson resident Tom Bryant retired from the Marlborough Police Department on July 10. Lt. Bryant served in the Hudson Police Department for eight years before joining the Marlborough force 23½ years ago.

He was recently honored with a retirement party at his Hudson home attended by friends, relatives and neighbors. A graduate of Hudson Catholic High School, he received a bachelor’s degree from Western New England College. Tom said his retirement plans include spending more time at Truro Campground where he and his wife, Peggy, have a year-round site.

They are parents to three daughters, Jessie from St. Petersburg, Florida, Kayla from Millbury and Kelsie from Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Happy future Tom!

Architect to be hired for Armory

Hudson Select Board purchased the Hudson Armory, located at Washington and Park streets, signed a lease agreement with the Hudson Cultural Alliance (HCA) and handed over the keys to them.

HCA, a local non-profit group, is leading efforts to purchase and transform the Armory into a community arts and cultural center for the town. Fundraising to date has raised $175,000 for the $200,000 grant awarded by the Mass. Cultural Council to the Select Board. The next step is to hire the architect, structural engineer and HVAC.

A 50/50 raffle ticket is available at Hudson Appliance, Mullahy Cheese Shop, Serendipity, Wright Jewelers, Crose Nest, Avidia and Main Street banks. The winning ticket will be drawn by State Representative Kate Hogan at the Celebrate Hudson Festival downtown on Saturday, September 17 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

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Message “Sorry”

Spiritual Director Donna Gambon will speak on “Forgiveness” on Wednesday evening, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church, in the lower level chapel. Ms. Gambon’s message asks the question: “Is it easier to forgive, or to ask for forgiveness?” More information in a future column.

Meet the Cubs

The Welcome Mat is for boys and girls in grades K-5 to join the Cub Scout in Hudson. Interested families and children are invited to meet at Rail Trail Caboose, 271 Main St., Saturday, September 10 from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, call 508-217-4623. Activities can include camping, fishing, hiking, swimming, STEM projects, archery, and Pinewood Derby races.

HCH meeting

The Hudson Catholic High School Class of 1972 will hold its 50e reunion on Saturday October 8 at the Bull Run in Shirley, site of their prom.

Scouting history

Members and leaders of Hudson Boy Scout Troop 2 (founded 1916) will be invited to the Hudson Historical Society meeting on Tuesday evening, September 27 at 7 p.m. at First Federated Church Hall, 200 Central St.

The unit’s involvement in the local 1919 celebration of the return of the Yankee Division “Doughboys” will be revealed, and scouts will talk about their current experiences. Troop 2 includes a troop of boys and girls and a family pack of Cubs. Society President Christine DiMare invites the public to attend.

Do you have a good idea?

The Hudson Cultural Council invites online applications for grants to support community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs. The Council is the recipient of funds from the Mass Cultural Council, authorized by the state legislature.

Last year’s recipients are the Hudson Senior Center for Howie Newman Baseball Show, the Hudson Division of Recreation Summer Concert Series, the Hudson Public Library’s STEAM program for children, and Chamber of Commerce Market Music of Assabet Valley.

For more information, visit [email protected].

September 10 – Madison Beane, Noah Ortgiesen, Amanda Gould and Patrick Hannon
September 11 – Brian Ronzio and David Woodford
September 12 – Paul Matthew, Nancy Sullivan and Andrew Wilkinson
September 13 – Kimberly McCulley, Carlie Ann Gedart and Tristan Brooks
September 14 – Darnell Butler and John Volpe
September 15 – Sally Guidotti, Sarah Hartford and Aimee Farquharson
September 16 – Gregory Sniffin and Rick Rogers
September 17 – Reid Williams, Erika Eastman, Joey Lazarus, Bailey O’Brien and Cathy Armstrong
September 18 – Tom Ethier, Jim Grillo, Meaghan Gagnon, Lynne Zagura and Darryl Filippi
September 19 – Rocky Zina, Nick Palange, Will McAuliffe and Samantha Serio
September 20 – Sue Bowen, George Calnan, Sue Gillespie, Carmen Tracy and her brother, David
September 21 – Nathan Sitkberg, Ricky Civitarese, Fred Horton and Morgan McSweeney
September 22 – Kassali Pires, Frank Budrewicz and Michael Hartford
September 23 – David Bissonnette, Beverly Sousa, Mary Loureiro, Allison Colaianni, Jennifer Burke, Max McNealey and Tom Davis

September 14 – Scott and Donna Lambert
September 15 – Marty and Erin Libby
September 16 – Chris and Kim Lambert
September 19 – Don and Edwina Eastman
September 21 – Paul and Jackie Hester

BACK TO 1971

Selectors and Police Chief Alfred Cabral called a meeting to deal with teenagers loitering, littering and vandalizing on Main Street. Army Sergeant. Paul McLellan returned from 15 months in Vietnam with his wife and daughter.

A Volkswagen bus adorned the roof of the newly opened Hellen’s Auto Body Shop on Central Street. Members of the Hudson Industrial Commission were Argeo Cellucci Jr., Norma Yuryan, Irene Sabean, Musty Minasian, and Mary Morey.

Anthony J. Monteiro, employed by Hudson Light & Power Co., completed a course at the MULTI-AMP Institute, New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wheeler and their family held a reunion at Totem Pole Campground, Freedom, NH Cecilia Rio crowned the Lady of Fatima statue at the Hudson Portuguese Club during the annual festival.

Send information for Hudson Happ’nings to 18 Cottage St., Hudson MA 01749 or by email [email protected].


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