Here at Marlborough Patch, we take social media pretty seriously.
The platform is one way we look to interact with you, answer your questions and get to see what's on your mind. Social Media Saturday is a weekly feature where we highlight your questions and thoughts you've shared on Facebook, Twitter and other media throughout the past week.
We'll also point you to some new and interesting pages you may not have known about before.
Highlights of the Week:
Currently, we've got 875 fans liking us on Facebook, which is a great thing. We've also got 606 followers on Twitter, with numbers growing every day. Here are some highlights of what took place this week:
1. Marlborough Patch readers had a lot of Marlborough High School Panther Pride on Thanksgiving Day as the football team defeated the Hudson High School Hawks 7-6! Twelve members on our Facebook community liked the post and one person shared the victory. Marlborough scored the first points of the game with a touchdown in the third quarter. During the game, one reader posted, "Panthers eat Hawk meat!" as Hudson missed the extra point near the end of the game. Marlborough Patch displays a slideshow of the exciting game here.
2. Marlborough resident, Kim Rosen, is using her love for photography to raise money for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Her non-profit business is called Photos for Cures has her clients write a check directly to the Hospital for her photo sessions. One Facebook reader comments, "Kim is a terrific photographer and an even more terrific person for donating her time to raise money for such an important cause! We love the photographs she took of our family and were thrilled to make a donation to St. Jude's!!"
3. Earlier in the week, it seemed that many Marlborough residents were still waiting for their October Nor'easter storm debris to be picked up from their neighborhoods. A Marlborough Patch poll indicated that the majority of voters, 61 percent, had their brush taken away, but many comments to this article said otherwise. Readers mentioned that "Newton and Park Streets are waiting." and "No pick up as yet for the Simpson Road area." On Facebook, there were comments indicating that Robert Road, the Naugler/Barnard areas and Boise, off Hemenway, had not been done yet, but Baker Drive, Dudley Street, Ferrecchia Drive and Hildreth Streets are complete.
Social Media Page of the Week
Rich in history, the present site of the First Church in Marlborough (Congregational) was built in 1853. The Church is a member of the United Church of Christ and their mission is to welcome all to grow personally and spiritually through worshiping God. However, you do not have to join the Church to enjoy some of their wonderful events! The Merrimack Valley Ringers perform Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m. Their fall tour is called "Here We Come A-Caroling" and you can count on hearing many familiar sounds of the season! Admission is free, but a free-will donation is accepted. Please visit the Church's website and Facebook page for more information about the spiritual community and events.
For more Facebook pages Marlborough residents might find interesting, check out our list of "liked" pages on Marlborough Patch's Facebook. And don’t forget to follow us while you are there.
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