The presentation recalls the history of Medusa Brewing Company

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HUDSON — Hudson residents Mike and Mary Walling enjoyed a Danube cruise aboard the Viking ship “Vilhjam” in May.

They sailed for a week and enjoyed land visits to Bavaria, Austria, Bratislava and Budapest. Historian and author Mike celebrated his birthday on May 17 with a lighted scenic sail in Budapest and a performance of Hungarian riders at the Lazar Equestrian Park.

A highlight of their visit to Vienna was a Mozart & Strauss concert by 17-year-old prodigy Alma Deutscher.

Mary Walling noted that there were daily COVID tests and that masks were required or suggested on board and on walking tours. They enjoyed shore excursions and free time in major cities. It was the couple’s first cruise, and Mary Walling called it “spectacular!”

90th birthday

Mrs. Louise (Guidotti) Carney was honored with a family celebration at Casa Diva restaurant in Northborough on Sunday June 5, marking her 90th birthday on June 7.

Four generations of his family participated.

Mrs. Carney is the mother of James Carney, Stephen Carney, Charles Carney and Paul Carney; she also has six grandchildren and a great-grandson. A former resident of Hudson, she now resides at New Horizons in Marlborough.

The History of Medusa Brewing Company

Keith Sullivan of the Medusa Brewing Company on Main Street was a guest speaker at the May meeting of the Hudson Historical Society at First Federated Church Hall.

Sullivan, along with partners Keith Antul and Tom Sutter, established Medusa on Main Street, at the former site of Aubuchon Hardware nine years ago.

He said the brewery and bar were built with recycled materials to evoke his story.

Sullivan said he and his partners chose Hudson because it was “a close-knit, blue-collar town.”

He explained the process of brewing beer at Medusa to his audience and discussed opening his latest business, the Wild Hare restaurant in the Landing at Hudson Mills on Broad Street.

Farmer’s market open on Tuesday

Hudson’s only Farmer’s Market is open every Tuesday through September 27 at Hudson Town Hall, rain or shine, from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Market products include fruits, vegetables, honey, candles, greeting cards, soap, meat, poultry, eggs, jam, baked goods, charcuterie boards, fish, herbs, etc.

Market Music is sponsored by Hudson Cultural Council and Thermalogic.

First United Methodist Church honors Hartford

Local residents and parishioners gathered Sunday, June 12 at First United Methodist Church, to honor and say goodbye to Hudson resident Stacey Hartford.

Ms Hartford, who has accepted a pastoring position at Athol Methodist Church, has spearheaded the citywide COVID Food Relief program throughout the pandemic.

Your parish and your community are grateful to Stacey!

The Cultural Alliance will provide an update on the Armory project

Hudson’s Armoryand its ultimate reformation as a center for arts and entertainment, will be the subject of the meeting of the Hudson Historical Society on Tuesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. at First Federated Church Hall at 200 Central St.

Tom Desmond, President of the Hudson Cultural Alliance, and Pat Luoto, Secretary, will tell the story of the Armory, built in 1900, and provide an update on the status of purchase plans of the Alliance.

Further plans for the Hudson landmark in Washington and Park Street will be revealed at the meeting. The public is invited.

June 16 party planned

Residents and students of Hudson will gather at Wood Park on Park Street on Monday, June 20 at 12:30 p.m. for the second annual Juneteenth Festival.

The group will travel downtown to Hudson City Hall and the Unitarian Church “to celebrate freedom, community and heritage.”

BACK TO 1967

Performers from the Hudson High Senior Musical included Michael Schiappa as “Pa Hatfield” and Pat Colaluca as “Pa McCoy”.

“Red” Auerbach was chairman of the annual Easter Seal Campaign.

Manning Post VFW Post Honored Commanders included: Edward Rocha, Joseph Greska, Joseph Marvell, John Dunn, Joseph Lapine and Donald Dupree.

Tony Frias Sr. was president of the local football association.

The John Purdy Orchestra provided music for the Hudson Elks installation.

Selectmen has named three new police officers: Clifford Blackman Jr., Richard Cronin and Harold Donahue.

Donald O’Bryant has been elected president of the Hudson Jaycees.

Army man Paul McManus left for overseas service.

Happy birthday

Special regards to Hudson resident Mary Hellen, who scores his 103rd birthday on June 18.

June 18 – Garrett Marques, Dave Wilson and Victoria Borba.

June 19 – Maddie Rundlett.

June 20 – Kim Timmons and Anthony Joseph Moura.

June 21st – Jonathan Esteves, Alan Monteiro, Chris Brecken, Raven Bigeau and Rachel Matthew.

June 22 – Jean Blackman and Eileen Hamm.

June 23 – “AJ” Jacobs, Michael Veseskis and France Millet.

June 24 – Barbara Courtemanche, Nicky Maillet, Donald Haynes and Linda Monstur.

June 25 – Susan Beard and Taylor Bruce.

June 26 – Kerin Shea, Mario DiMare, David DiMare, Jackie Kapopoulos.

June 27 – Diane Graham and Nicole Paquette Allen.

June 28 – Stephen Tracy, Christine DiMare, Carol Woodford, Larry Roach and Ed Dietz.

June 29 – Mike Gigliotti, Stuart Lundie, Alex Johnson and Meghan Carney.

June 30th – “K” Latzka, Matt Sadowski, Pat Luoto, Karen Araujo, Paul Carney, Pat McNamara, Ben Somes and Angela Dean.

July, 1st – Rick Andrews, Dick Mangus and Catherine Borella.

Happy Birthday

June 14 – John and Phyllis Glynn (64th birthday)

June 18 – Joe and Mary Coffey

June 20 – Bill and June Spiller.

June 21st – John and Brenda McClellan, Chuck and Joyce Rossignol, Brian and Carolyn Hawes.

June 22 – Dave and Leslie Perlmutter, Peter and Evelyn Brewster.

June 23 – John and Lee Scichilone, Garrett and Peggi Sullivan, Bill and Nancy Keup, Jim Anderson and Bobby Ewels.

June 24 – Kevin and Cheryl O’Leary.

June 25 – Rick and Linda Monstur.

June 26 – Mike and Deb Kauffman.

June 27 – Mike and Debbie Janusis, John and Maureen Palange.

June 28 – Ray and Betty Gilson, Ron and Betty Chiasson.

June 29 – Ken and Jan Patterson.

Send items for Hudson Happ’nings to 18 Cottage St., Hudson, MA 01749 or email [email protected].

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