25 YEARS AGO (1994): The Marlborough Farmers’ Market hosted a Harvest Fest at the corner of Bolton and Main streets. Visitors could see an old-fashioned cider press as well as sample corn on the cob and apple cider. Fresh fruit and produce was available as well as dried corn stalks, Indian corn and pumpkins. Members of the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club made fresh baked pies and quick breads. Crafters from the Senior Center presented a craft table … Members of the Newcomers Club of Greater Marlborough enjoyed a guided “tour” of the Nashoba Valley Winery with a spokesman from the Bolton winery presenting a slide show showing the winery, the orchards and the wine making process.

50 YEARS AGO (1969): The Marlboro Chapter No. 82, D.A.V. Auxiliary, held a Fashion Show at the Auxiliary quarters on Main Street. The proceeds were to be used for “Hospital and Child Welfare Week.” The committee for the event included Marion Della Penna, chairman, assisted by Marge King, Violet Bezokas, Lydia Whitcomb and Claire Noble … “Sweet Adeline Day” was proclaimed by Marlborough Mayor Frederic A. Cole. It was the Sweet Adelines 20th birthday and a party and other festivities were held. The Chapter was made up of 45 active members from 13 communities and made up of women aged 18 to 80 whose common interest was to sing four-part music for the entertainment of church, civic, social or educational clubs.

—Compiled by Mary Wenzel