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Marlborough Eighth-Grader to be Ambassador for City in Project351

Here are five interesting or important things to know today.

Project 351 will draw on students from across Massachusetts. Credit: Contributed.
Project 351 will draw on students from across Massachusetts. Credit: Contributed.

1. Whitcomb School eighth-grader Joseph Gough has been selected to participate in Governor Deval Patrick’s community service program, Project 351, which includes one student from every town in the state. The program is dedicated to celebrating youth leadership, inspiring the ethic of service, and honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Saturday, Gough will represent Marlborough as Ambassador at Project 351’s launch and day of service in Boston, and he will be invited to engage in a year’s term of community service, leadership development, and enrichment. Assistant Principal Bethany Pritchard also will be attending.

2. If Cub Scouts seem to have taken over Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough Saturday, here is the reason: the mall will host the Hudson Cub Scout Pack #3’s Pinewood Derby from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

3. Are you the opposite of camera shy? A Hudson-based camera club needs models. The Assabet Valley Camera Club is having a series of photographic workshops at the Hudson Senior Center, 29 Church St., Hudson on Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and needs people to act as models. There is no pay for the shoot, but anyone chosen to sit for a shoot will receive digital files of the headshots and other images taken on the day of the shoot. Models are needed between ages 16 and 60. Contact Lynne for more information at ljohnson@upwitharts.org.

4. The Marlborough School Committee meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The agenda can be found here.

5. In Case You Missed It: If it feels like the commute has gotten worse, chances are you're right. How many minutes more are you on the road? Census stats say northwest Marlborough has it the worst.

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