By Rosemary Rimkus, Hudson Columnist
EDITOR’S NOTE: Rosemary Rimkus is a Hudson resident and longtime journalist. She launched her beloved column “Keynotes” in 1963 as a reporter for what was eventually branded as the Hudson Sun. Rimkus is now launching her new column ‘Hudson Happ’nings’ in the pages of the Community Advocate.
Members of the Meadowbrook Mobile Home Park Owners Association (MMHPOA) recently voted to install a gate at the Rebecca Avenue entrance, at Meadowbrook Road and Pine Street.
Christine Millett Marcotte, gate committee chairman, said increased traffic through the park and concerns about road maintenance prompted the move.
“The only entrance will be off Route 62,” she continued.
She noted that since residents formed the Association and own their own homes, all maintenance is their responsibility.
Marcotte said the committee considered carefully which entrance to block and determined it was feasible to block the Rebecca Avenue end, as the property lines at the Route 62 entrance make it difficult to install a gate.
The gate has been installed, is currently open, and will be locked soon. Marcotte said that the entrance will always be accessible to the Hudson Fire Department.
Hudson High School class of 1966 class president George Dhionis hosted the 55th reunion on July 17 at the Hudson/Concord Lodge of Elks pavilion on Park Street.
Close to 50 class members gathered to reminisce and catch up with each others’ lives.
Dhionis announced he was funding a Class of ’66 scholarship to be awarded to a HHS graduate in need who is pursuing a two to four year degree. Guests included retired teacher Jan Taylor, and yours truly.
Class members attending included Danny Clifford, Al Houde, Ed Debs, Gail Coito, Ron Rebeiro, Jack Norton, Joe Blanchard, William Dougherty, John Daigneault, John O’Laughlin, John and Mary Loureiro, Robert Adams, Ina Arno, Nancy Macomber, Kenny Shea, Marion Sneddon, Shelley Church, Kathy Martin, Paulette Rio, Suzanne Correia, Greg Isaacs, Chuck LeSage, Donna Graceffa, Marianne Camacho, Karen Hellen, Calvin Charles, Elaine Bonnafe, Lucia Lampinen, Maureen Murphy, Karin Morin, Jay Murphy, Paul McGrath and Tom Jordan.
Hudson native Mallory Masciarelli, resident of Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands for the past seven years, participated in the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) bike-a-thon weekend of Aug. 7-8, cycling in the Marshall Islands.
Mallory is a member of the “Pedal Me a Cure” team, captained by her uncle, Milford “Moose” Reynard of Framingham, formerly of Hudson. They pedal annually in honor of team member Tucker Reynard, 22, son of “Moose,” whose cancer is in remission. Mallory, a math teacher in Kwajalein, said there are no COVID-19 cases on the island. PMC was founded in 1980 and all proceeds go to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Masciarelli is the daughter of Hudson residents Paul and Barbara Masciarelli.
If you hear the roar of motorcycles on Sunday, Sept. 19, it will be bikers in the Ride for Sherry’s House, sponsored annually by Hudson Aerie of Eagles, from their headquarters at 271 Cox St.
Registration to ride is $20 and begins at 9 a.m. Kick-stands are up at 11 a.m.
Walk-ins are welcome at 1:30 p.m. for $10 barbecue.
Sherry’s House is a non-profit, helping kids with cancer: www.whyme.org.
The Regional 290 committee met with state officials to provide reasons why the proposed Route 290 should go through Hudson, Maynard and Stow. Hudson committeeman Argeo Cellucci Jr. said, “We want them to know just what it would mean to have Route 290 go through all three towns.”
Alda Parker R.N. was substituting in the office of Dr. Wilfred T. Hood while Margaret Moitozo R.N. was on vacation.
Among the Hudson “Old Guard” attending a Democratic Town Committee outing were State Rep. Will Balthazar, School Committeeman P. Joseph Murphy, William Burke and former Board of Health chairman Charles L. MacPherson.
Centennial Beach head lifeguard Frank Manter announced there was room for 32 children in swimming classes.
Funeral services were held for Mrs. Corinne Hocknell, 52, beloved office manager at the Hudson News-Enterprise office at 67 Main St.
Keri Lenthall, Jan Chase, Michael Barry, Jared Colbert and Shelby Horton
Shaelyn Madden, Olivia Esteves, Adam Tedstone, Ollie Nunes, Nicole Gillis and
Dave Scott and Mike Naugler.
Alyssa Wetherell, Alyssa MacDonald, Michael Campbell, Jim Moraes, Michael Blake and Kyle LaCerte.
Jacy Calvao, Michael Percuoco, Tom Morgan and Bill Charbonneau.
Gerry Kerdok, MaryBeth Goodwin, Nancy Zina, Bill Cabral, Zachary Murphy.
Julia Tracey, Bob Melewski and Daniel Milton.
Steve Beard, Dick Thomas, Cristine Fernandes and Warren Brown Jr.
George and Beverly Sousa.
Alan and Susan Saunders.
Ron and Peg Desrosiers.
Jim and Susan Niro.
Jack and Susie Norton.
Steve and Pat Yerardi.
John and Mary Loureiro, Steve and Debbie Jacobs.
Hudson Happ’nings, successor to “Keynotes,” will be published bi-weekly. We would love to hear from old friends, new friends, and people we have never met, with submissions to [email protected], or Rosemary Rimkus, 18 Cottage St., Hudson MA 01749.
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By Rosemary Rimkus, Hudson Columnist