Marlboro Middle School to host diversity night

By Tammy Ruggeri
Posted 2/8/24

Save the date! Marlboro Middle School will be hosting its annual Diversity Night on Wednesday, March 13, from 5:30 - 7:15 p.m. More details to come! The Marlboro Central School District is now …

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Marlboro Middle School to host diversity night


Save the date! Marlboro Middle School will be hosting its annual Diversity Night on Wednesday, March 13, from 5:30 - 7:15 p.m. More details to come!

The Marlboro Central School District is now accepting applications for its Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program! There are 89 tentative spots available for the 2024-2025 school year. Spots will once again be assigned using a random lottery process. The program is NOT first come, first served.
The UPK application period will be open now through Friday, February 9.

Applications are available online at Hard copies can also be picked up at the MCSD Central Office, which is located at 21 Milton Turnpike, on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. To be eligible for the UPK program, a child must reside within the MCSD and be four years old on or before December 1, 2024. For more information, including a list of participating UPK providers and materials required for registration, visit our website at

Marlboro- Milton Senior Trips
March 26 Cost $76
Botanical Gardens Bronx Tour 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch at Mario’s Restaurant at 2pm (choices to be called in 2 weeks prior)
Please contact Lorraine Palermo, Trip Coordinator at (845) 591-8851 to sign up.

Marlboro Free Library to host Vet2Vet coffee hour
Organized in collaboration with Vet2Vet of Ulster County and the Hudson Valley Center for Veteran Reintegration (HVNCVR), the Veteran Coffee Hour aims to provide a safe and welcoming space for veterans to connect, share experiences, and find support from their fellow service members and servicewomen.

Whether recently discharged or a seasoned veteran, all are welcome to attend and engage in meaningful conversations over a cup of coffee. Vet2Vet Coffee Hour will meet on Fridays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., in the Marlboro Library community room. For further information about the Veteran Coffee Hour, please contact Bill Belton at 845-750-0589 or email Walk-ins welcome.

Marlboro Library’s
Book Club
All are welcome to attend the Marlboro Library’s Book Club! On Wednesday, February 28 at 7p.m., we will be discussing Horse by Geraldine Brooks. Book Club will meet in-person at the library. Copies are available for pick-up at the circulation desk. Registration is required only for those who wish to attend virtually or would like to be contacted in the event of inclement weather. Register online at

2024 March Madness Book Tournament for Adults at the Marlboro Library
The Marlboro Library has chosen 64 titles from their collection that had the highest circulation numbers in 2023. For 6 weeks, you will have the opportunity to vote for the books you think are most deserving of the title March Madness Champion. Starting March 5, visit the Marlboro Library’s Instagram or Facebook page to cast your votes and decide which titles advance to the next round. Winners will be posted each Monday on our social media pages and website. Tune in and vote just for fun or make it competitive by filling out a Prediction Bracket! Prediction Brackets can be picked up at the library or downloaded at The person who most correctly predicts the bracket outcome will win a prize! Return your prediction bracket by Sunday March 3rd to the Library.

Weekly Recipe
Ole Polenta Casserole
With plenty of ground beef and cheese, this layered bake goes over big on the dinner table. Adjust the amount of hot pepper sauce to suit your taste.
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups water, divided.
1 pound ground beef
1 cup chopped onion.
1/2 cup chopped green pepper.
2 garlic cloves, minced.
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained.
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms.
1 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano and dill weed.
Dash hot pepper sauce
1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese.
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese.
1. For polenta, in a small bowl, whisk cornmeal, salt and 1 cup water until smooth. In a large saucepan, bring the remaining water to a boil. Add cornmeal mixture, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 3 minutes. 2. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 15 minutes. Divide mixture between 2 greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 1-1/2 hours. 3. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion, green pepper, and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, mushrooms, herbs, and hot pepper sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until thickened. 4. Loosen 1 polenta from sides and bottom of dish; invert onto a waxed paper-lined baking sheet and set aside. Spoon half of the meat mixture over the remaining polenta. Sprinkle with half the mozzarella and half the Parmesan cheese. Top with reserved polenta and remaining meat mixture. 5. Cover and bake at 350° until heated through, 40 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake until cheese is melted, 5 minutes longer. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

St. Mary’s Church
February 14 - Ash Wednesday, Fr. Tom is having Liturgy of the Word and distribution of ashes at 4 p.m. – it would be nice to have the children attend. There’s also a Mass at 7 p.m.

The First Presbyterian Church offers a Grief Group once a month at the Green Office Building at Dubois and West Street, Marlboro, February 15. Time is 6 - 7 p.m.

Happy Birthday Karen Soma, Martha McMullen, Debra Ferguson, Patricia Diggs, Colleen Gattuso, Tom McCoy, Denise Dayton, Traci Paolo, William Woodward, Kristine Gattuso, Maggie Vincent, Roy Rhodes Jr., Ruth Ann Lewis, Eddie Floor, Lucia DeNatale, Elaine Paltridge, Stella Canosa, Antoinette Barley, Dan Martuscello, Peter Yeaple, Ashley Carofano

Any events, announcements recipes or pictures you want to share email me: or call 845-430-4394.