Residents celebrate wedding; Boy Scouts, Police hold food drive

By Rosemary Rimkus, Hudson Columnist

HUDSON – Friends and relatives of Hudson residents Ryan Bowen and Kelsey McCarthy attended their marriage and reception on Nov. 20 at the historic Hamilton Hall in Salem. 

A generation of Bowen cousins attended the marriage of Hudson residents Ryan Bowen and Kelsey McCarthy, fourth and fifth from left. From left: Laura Bowen, Shalyn Bowen, Robert Bowen Jr., (groom and bride), Kristen (Bowen) Curtin, Sara Bowen, Katie (Bowen) Paoletto, Melissa Bowen and Kellie (Bowen) Windle.

Festivities followed at the Salem Waterfront Hotel. The bridegroom is a graduate of Lasell College and the son of Brian and Kim Bowen of Hudson. The bride is a graduate of Worcester State University and the daughter of Michael and Jayne McCarthy of  Boothbay Harbor, Maine, formerly of Berlin.

They will honeymoon in Disney World in 2022. 


Boy Scouts, Police hold food drive

Troop 2 Hudson Boy Scout Tyler Houle, center, gives a thumbs up to the Troop’s food collection. Houle and Vincent Hughes, at left, were among those delivering food to the Hudson Community Food Pantry at the end of a successful door-to-door collection on Nov. 21. Troop 2 Hudson Boy Scout Tyler Houle, center, gives a thumbs up to the Troop’s food collection. Houle and Vincent Hughes, at left, were among those delivering food to the Hudson Community Food Pantry at the end of a successful door-to-door collection on Nov. 21.

Hudson Boy Scouts and Hudson Police Department joined forces to collect food donations for the Hudson Community Food Pantry on Nov. 20. The Scouts collected 5,557 pounds, and the Police collected 2,012 pounds, for a total of 7,569 pounds of canned and boxed foods. Groups assisting the Scouts included the girls and boys Troop 2, Troop 77, Hudson Adventure Crew 21, Pack 3104 and Hudson Girl Scouts. 

Troop 2 Scouts mark milestone in Memorial Day parade

Boy Scout Troop 2 Scoutmaster Chris Houle said that the Scout contingent in the Hudson Veterans Day parade was led by two of the troop’s female Scouts, “certainly a first for Troop 2.”

Longtime Police, Fire employee celebrates 90th birthday

Hudson resident Pat Mulkern, a 40-year employee in the Hudson Police and Fire Department offices, marked her 90th birthday on Nov. 15. She retired four years ago. 

Pat was honored with a family party on Nov. 14 by her children and grandchildren, including her son, John Mulkern, a retired USMC officer; his daughter, Mikaela, of Virginia; Patty Mulkern; Maureen Mulkern and six grandchildren. 

A native of Lexington, Pat moved to Hudson in 1962 with her husband, the late “Eddie” Mulkern.


Winter Fest Crafter & Vendor Fair scheduled

The Winter Fest Craft & Vendor Fair, featuring a colorful “Festival of Trees,” will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Hudson/Concord Elks on Park Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Sponsored by the Hudson High Jr. Boosters, events will also include crafts for kids, “make and mail” Santa letters, raffles and more. All are welcome. 


Businessman serves Thanksgiving dinners to senior citizens

For the eleventh year in a row, George Danis CEO and his team at Plastic Molding Mfg. on Tower Street served free Thanksgiving dinners to 130 senior citizens last month. 

Added to the “grab-n-go” dinners were thoughtful sweets and notepads from State Rep. Kate Hogan.   


Looking Back to 1966 

Some local residents were complaining about their latest real estate tax bill following a recent evaluation of  town property, a program by which the Assessors were equalizing  land valuations.

Officers of the Hudson High Student Council were: Thomas Copp, Loretta DeSantis, Candice Jusseaume and Michael Schiappa.

Members of the Hudson Clerical Association planned an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.

Will Kirkpatrick displayed one of his carved duck decoys in the window of Wheeler Pharmacy.

Selectmen appointed Sylvia Almada a police matron. 


Happy Birthday

Dec. 4 – Alicia Garcia, Randy Carter, “Tuck” Walsh, Cindy Geldart, Rev. John Kodera, Chris Bacon, Harry Bouchard, Emily Rooney, Carlo Sousa Jr., and Debbie Dietz.

Dec. 5 – Michelle Fuller, Jonathan May and Michelle Zakrzewski.

Dec. 6 – Angela Govatsos, Dave Morgan, Rev. Richard Ebens, Kenny Sullivan Jr., Cameron Miele, Jason Cunha, Fran and Al Temple.

Dec. 7 – Wayne Jenkins, Kevin Busch and Barry Brown.

Dec. 8 – John Shumski, Sydney Provencher, Joshua Gould and Tim Murphy.

Dec. 9 – Jan Taylor.

Dec. 10 – Twins Teagan and Lennox Pote, Mary Ann Ethier, Janis Bausch, Joe Cardoso, Dawn Capobianco and Matt O’Neil.

Dec. 11 – MaryEllen Percuoco, Marion Lawton, Steve Huehmer, Courtney Kent and Brian Fraser. 

Dec. 12 – Sam Bouchard, Laura Cush, Chris Parker, Penny Moran.

Dec. 13 – Karen Bigeau, Marcia Haley, Tom Sypherd, Cody Smith and Richard Curley. Dec. 14 – Shawn Taylor, Adam Elder, Cindy White and Stephen Domenicucci.

Dec. 15 – Joe Grimaldo, Relden Prince and Alex Johnson.

Dec. 16 – Bill Gould, Ray Peckham Jr., Matt Cunha, Ken Veseskis, Barbara Barry and Kim Horton.

Dec. 17 – Brian Parker, Ada Arenstrup, Kathy Kittredge and Joe DiFonzo.


Happy Anniversary

Dec. 7 – Al and Fran Temple. 

Dec. 12 – Jack and Gloria Tompkinson.

Dec. 13 – Mike and Terry Moran. 




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