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posted Nov 19, 2018, 7:49 PM by Richard Pastore

The United Brethren Masonic Lodge of Marlborough has donated $1000 from its annual Main Street Car Show fund raiser to the Marlborough Public Library capital campaign for expansion and renovation of the Library. The Lodge has also pledged an additional $1000 donation for the Library in each of the next four years. Accepting the check, delivered last week, are Nena Bloomquist, president of the Library Foundation (left), and Morgan Manzella, assistant director of the Library (right). Masons pictured from left to right are David Evans-Brown, Rustin Kyle (also a Library Board member), Lodge Master Daren Nowlan, Alan Archibald and Al Grenier.

UB donates $4000 to Marlborough Food Pantry

posted Oct 25, 2018, 4:01 PM by Richard Pastore

Accepting the check from Bob Archibald, Ken Urato and Alan Archibald is Barbara LeGrenade, office coordinator. The funds, raised by the Lodge's Main Street Classic Car Show, will help provide Thanksgiving turkeys to the more than 450 families that the community pantry typically serves. 

UB awards college expense relief prizes to exceptional students

posted Jun 10, 2018, 4:07 PM by Richard Pastore

The annual prizes were awarded at the June Communication to Nicholas Benway, Austin Cabral, Meghan Collins, Danya Gaudet, Tatiana Gaudet, Ethan Kagno, Eric Mulvaney. Katelyn Silva, and Dan Willis. With the student are (left) Master Danny Vogel and Past Master Bob Archibald.

Our 2018 Marlborough Teacher of the Year Awards

posted May 17, 2018, 6:59 PM by Richard Pastore

Congratulations to high school STEM math teacher Megan Fenneuff 
(center) and finalists Jamy Gaynor, nurse at the Early Childhood Center, and Doug Tocio, Hildreth School Special Ed and English Teacher


United Brethren donates to Home Base Veteran and Family Care

posted Feb 27, 2018, 6:31 PM by Richard Pastore   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 6:36 PM ]

On Feb. 26, United Brethren visited the Boston headquarters of the Home Base Veteran and Family Care Program, and donated $4000 raised by the Lodge's annual car show. The program provides free clinical programs in counseling and wellness to help "heal the invisible wounds of war," for both veterans and their families. The program was founded in 2009 as a partnership between the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital. Initially open only to post-911 deployed veterans, is now also serving Vietnam veterans. The donation comes at a particularly useful time, as the organization, spread over several locations in Boston, is consolidating later this year in a facility in Charlestown within site of the USS Constitution. United Brethren plans to increase its donation to the Program after this year's 10th anniversary show on June 3, which we hope will attract a national corporate underwriter. Accepting the check from UB Brothers were Veteran Outreach Coordinators Armand Hunter (third from right) and Patrick Smith (far right).

UB's John Doherty surprised with distinguished service award

posted Jan 7, 2018, 7:23 AM by Richard Pastore   [ updated Jan 7, 2018, 7:28 AM ]

Wor. John S Doherty Jr. received Mass. Freemasonry's Dr. Joseph Warren distinguished service award Jan. 3, with a surprise visit from his family, his predecessor and successor as Trowel editor, DDGM Alfredo Canhoto's suite, and Past Grand Master Richard Stewart. The Lodge dedicated the evening to John, who has been UB's Master, secretary, Breakfast Club volunteer and performed (without being asked) numerous other good deeds for UB Brothers over the years. A great honor for John and well deserved.

United Brethren donates car show funds to Metrowest Boys and Girls Clubs

posted Dec 18, 2017, 3:48 PM by Richard Pastore

Representatives of Marlborough's United Brethren Masonic Lodge presented a donation of $1000 to the Metrowest Boys and Girls Clubs Monday. The funds were raised by the Lodge's annual classic car show on Main Street in Downtown Marlborough. The Masons have also distributed car show funds to the Marlborough Food Pantry, Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston and Springfield, Mass., and will be donating the balance soon to the Home Base Program for Veteran and Family Care, and the Wounded Warrior Project. Next June 3 will be the 10th anniversary for the popular car show, which has raised more than $100,000 for local children's and veterans causes over the decade.


Pictured left to right: Masons and car show committee members Richard Pastore, Ken Urato, Sr., and Bob Archibald, Boys and Girls Clubs Senior VP of Operations Chris Duane, and Development Assistant Patty Miele. 

UB car show funds presented to Shriners Hospital for Children - Boston

posted Dec 3, 2017, 9:27 AM by Richard Pastore

Funds raised by United Brethren's annual car show were donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston on Nov. 16, 2017.  The Lodge has already distributed funds to the Shriners Hospital in Springfield, Mass., the Marlborough Food Pantry ((for Thanksgiving turkeys) and will be distributing the balance of the funds to veterans programs soon (including Home Base and Wounded Warriors Project).
Accepting the check for $4,000 from car show committee Chairman Bob Archibald (second from right) is Hospital Chairman of the Board Robert Baker (second from left). Also pictured, from left, are Kenny Urato, David Evans-Brown and Lloyd Wentzell. 

United Brethren exhibits ancient aprons in Lodge room

posted Nov 19, 2017, 5:36 PM by Richard Pastore

United Brethren Lodge has taken on a more grand and regal look, like one of the exhibit halls at the MFA, thanks to the 14 hand-painted leather aprons that now adorn the walls and add more light to our ceremonies. R.W. Dick Johnson came up with the idea, built the frames and got tremendous help from Bros. Bob Mulvaney, Alex Hayes and Wor. Walter Demoorjian in getting these properly displayed. Thirty-three Brothers contributed personal funds to purchase the aprons, and the Building Trustees kicked in for the lighting.

The aprons are historic designs from the 18th and 19th Centuries originating in France, England and Scotland. They were created in France.

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