Monday, November 12, 2012
Here's what's open and closed for today's holiday.
Today we observe Veterans Day, a national holiday established in 1926 to honor men and women who have served in the military. Here's a quick round-up of what's open and closed in Marlborough today. If you know of more businesses that are open or closed, help out your fellow neighbors by leaving them in the comments.
As the country observes Veterans Day today, let's share stories and thoughts about the veterans in our lives.
Veterans Day, which marks the anniversary of the end of World War I, honors all veterans, alive and dead. Maybe you have today off from work. Maybe you don't. Either way, we encourage you to take a few moments to help us honor local veterans. Marlborough Patch, as a meeting place for community information and conversation, has a blogging platform that we'd love to see filled today and this week with stories about or tributes to the veteran(s) in your lives. To share a story about a veteran in our local voices section, click here. Or, add a comment to the end of this article. I used our blogging platform last month to pay tribute to my 89-year-old grandfather, Armand Descoteau: a World War II veteran who recently received France's highest …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Local businesses salute our service men and women with special deals year-round, as well as on Veterans Day. Know of a deal missing? Add it in the comments.
A number of local businesses are saluting veterans, military service men and women, and their families this Veterans Day by offering local discounts, specials and promotions. Veterans Day is this Sunday, Nov. 11, though it is observed as a federal holiday on Monday, Nov. 12. Here's a guide to specials in the area. Two important notes: Free food: Store discounts: Free activities:
From Veterans Day information to where to drop your Hurricane Sandy debri; we have what you need to know today right here.
1. Beginning this Saturday, the city will be collecting your Hurricane Sandy storm debri. Marlborough residents of single family, 2-family and 3-family residential properties can bring tree debris associated with this storm to 402 Hudson Street. The collection will run through Nov. 17, but not be held on Nov. 11 or 12. 2. The Veterans Day Parade will take place Sunday, November 11 at 10 a.m. and run to 11 a.m., beginning at John Street to Main St. 3. Monday is Veterans Day. Government buildings, banks and schools will be closed so plan ahead. 4. We still want your cute baby photos. In the latest round of our weekly photo contests, we are asking for your photos of cute babies. 5. Thinking of selling your home? Hopefully you have the mojo of…
Monday, November 14, 2011
More than 30 students from the Advanced Math and Science Academy learned about the importance of Veterans Day this past week.
As a child it may be difficult to grasp the gravity of holidays such as the one we've just had, but a teacher at the Advanced Math and Science Academy hopes to impart some of that importance to his students. "After a classroom discussion about Veterans Day, many students at AMSA expressed an interest in getting actively involved and show their appreciation to local veterans in Marlborough," said AMSA teacher Mark Vital. "I encouraged them to remember the true meaning of the holiday and to set time aside for this special day." As part of the curriculum, students learned how to format a personal letter and wrote a sincere thank you note to veterans they personally knew. In addition to their thank you letters, students wrote notes on large …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Veterans and city leaders took to the streets Friday in honor of the annual event honoring those who serve in the armed services.
From school children to aged war veterans, Marlborough's community was out in force on Friday morning to honor the dedication and the sacrifice of those men and women in our armed services. The parade stopped at the several momuments honoring those who have served in various conflicts over the years. Enjoy the slideshow! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest Marlborough news, or simply hit the "like" button at the top of this page.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Freedom Is Not Free ~ Thank you Veterans 11-11-11
If you know a veteran or active military personnel, we would be honored to know. Add their name, rank and years of service in the comment box so we can acknowledge and give thanks to those who sacrifice and have sacrificed for our freedom. In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In …
Thank a Veteran today.
1. The National Weather Service is calling for isolated early morning showers which will give way to a partly sunny afternoon. It will be a seasonally cool Veteran’s Day with a high of just 50 degrees. 2. The city’s annual Veterans Day parade kicks off at 10 a.m. this morning by the American Legion at 88 Maple Street. The parade will makes its way down Main street, stopping at all monuments along the way and ending at the Doughboy Monument outside the Walker Building. Here, in a short ceremony, incoming Ward 2 Councilor Richard Jenkins will be the featured speaker. 3. Santa has arrived at the Solomon Pond Mall and will remain there until Dec. 24. Join the Santa Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Solomon Pond Mall and …