In keeping with tradition, this year’s festival will once again be a fundraiser and the proceeds will go to benefit Nolan Lane and family. Nolan Lane was born with a rare liver disease and finally received a liver transplant at age 5. After being in and out of the hospital for over a year because of all of the normal complications this can cause, Nolan returned home and was starting to live a more normal life until he caught what would be a normal virus for you or me. This virus caused severe complications for poor Nolan and turned into a disease because of the immune suppressants he is on from his liver transplant. It has left him with legions and a very large ulcer in his stomach and then he was diagnosed with lymphoma.Update to today. Nolan recently celebrated his 6th birthday; his lymphoma is in remission with his last treatment at Jimmy Fund on December 14. He is doing well, with some bumps in the road. His liver function has been good, but he may need to undergo another surgery to put in a shunt to assist with bile flow. He is experiencing some other health issues to due to his underlying syndrome. He is not currently in school because his immune system is weak right now due to his lymphoma treatment and his anti-rejection medication. He is waiting anxiously to return to karate. Overall, he is a happy, positive boy with an amazing outlook on life. How can you help - Participate in the tournament – Form a team and compete while contributing to this great cause – team entry fee is a $300 donation Base Sponsor – a tax-deductible donation of $100 – your name will be on a prominent billboard at both the tournament and at the awards ceremony. Donate – we are also accepting monetary donations as well as items or gift certificates that will be used for raffle prizes at the reception after the tournament Help with tournament planning
Learning about wine is important because while we learn about wine, we also learn about ourselves and each other. How to Taste Wine and Why is an ideal class for all levels; experienced wine adventurers and wine lovers just starting their journeys. The goal of this one-night class is to help everyone understand and communicate what you taste and feel when you enjoy a glass of wine. Class has an interactive tasting style and focus is on unique varietals like Arneis, Syrah, Sangiovese, Picpoul and Zinfandel. Each participant will receive a $10 discount to be used this evening.
Marlborough Massachusetts has quickly become known as a small city with a competitive edge. Marlborough's central and easily accessible location makes it one of New England's most convenient areas for visitors and businesses.
Along with its proximity to the entire region's largest cities, Marlborough's thousand plus hotel rooms and full range of function facilities make the city a favored choice of tourists and meeting planners. Major employers like the city's progressive management and pro business administration along with its well maintained infrastructure.
Marlborough residents enjoy its small town feel along with the amenities of a large city. People who live here are offered an impressive array of local recreational and cultural activities that include a semi-professional football team, a local symphony orchestra, downhill skiing and a renowned public library.