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Old Rochester cast gets ready for ‘Elf the Musical’
MATTAPOISETT — As the cast and crew of Old Rochester Regional High School’s “Elf, the Musical” prepares for their opening night on Dec. 5, actors took time to pose for photos, and talk about their upcoming performance in an interview on Tuesday, Nov...
Chamber music concert in Marion Saturday
MARION — The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra will hold a chamber music concert at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m. The concert will feature two piano quintet pieces, one from H. H. A. Beach, a virtuoso pianist and...
Rochester woman celebrates 100th birthday
Student of the Month selected for overdose advocacy
Tabor Academy’s proposed stadium lights spark debate in Marion
Marion native tags sharks off the coast of Miami
Photos: Habitat for Humanity starts work on Mattapoisett house
Press box withdrawn, seven approvals at Rochester Town Meeting
Marion’s Hazardous Waste Day goes smoothly
Freezing flag football finale played under the lights at ORR
Donald L. Nahigyan, Jr., 69
Plans for new Mattapoisett Fire Station approved with conditions
Children’s Art Lab to close building, offer classes in Marion
MARION — The Children’s Art Lab, currently Mattapoisett, is changing to a mobile format for its classes at the end of the year, and will be hosting some at the Marion Art Center, beginning Jan. 8. Benares Angeley, founder and owner of Art Lab, has...
Drama Club to present ‘Elf the musical’
The Old Rochester Regional Drama Club will present "Elf the Musical" at the high school on Dec. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m., Dec. 7 at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. The cast features Andrew Steele (as Buddy the Elf), Brianna Lynch (as Jovie),...
Sippican Choral Society to examine Christmas past and present
MARION — The Sippican Choral Society will perform its concert on the theme of “Christmas Past and Christmas Present,” on Dec. 8, This year’s concert reaches all the way back to Ephrem of Syria in the fourth century for some of its lyrics. Familiar...
String trio to play holiday tunes at the library
MATTAPOISETT — The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra String Trio will be at the Mattapoisett Library on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. to play holiday tunes for an hour. EmmaLee Holmes Hicks will play violin, Hannah Ross will add viola, and Jacob MacKay will...
Emmalina Scrooge to play at Marion Art Center
written by Steph DeFerie and directed by Jennifer Palmer will be presented at the Marion Art Center on Dec. 6,7,13,14 and 15. All Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday, December 15...
Marion Art Center approves new board members
MARION — The Marion Art Center’s Board of Directors approved five new Members at an Oct. 17 meeting. New board members include: Suzanne Bellanger
currently Manager of Strategic Stewardship for Brown University, with a background in...
Small Works on the Wall to open at Marion Art Center
Small Works on the Wall
will open at the Marion Art Center on Friday, Nov. 22, with a reception from 6-8 p.m. The new exhibition will feature original works by roughly twenty artists, plus a curated selection of handmade goods. All items...
New art gallery opens at Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center
MARION — Each month, the walls inside the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center are decorated with a new array of artwork, giving local artists a chance to showcase and sell their work, and giving the center a fresh new look for guests. On Thursday,...
Marion Art Center to host first beginning drawing course
MARION — In February, the Marion Art Center will add a new five-week Beginning Drawing course, one of several courses that are now open for registration. Instructor Catherine Carter will lead the class on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. from Feb...
Putnam Murdock to perform at the Mattapoisett Museum
MATTAPOISETT — Singer/ songwriter Putnam Murdock will perform original music at the Mattapoisett Museum on Saturday night, Dec. 7. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Sage Petrocelli will be the opening act, featuring Barry Gross on the upright bass, and...
Deadline to submit small works this week
MARION — The art center is nearing its deadline to submit art for its Small Works on the Wall exhibit, to run Nov. 22 to Dec. 18. Artists can submit up to five works, no bigger than 12 by 12 (including frame). All works must be available for...
Mattapoisett Library to host jewelry-making session
MATTAPOISETT — The library will host a jewelry-making workshop for adults on Nov. 2 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. with jewelry designer Robin Ragle-Davis. The class will focus on beaded necklaces and bracelets and will teach about different string and clasp...
Women of Lockerbie explores the aftermath of a catastrophe
MARION — A mother who does nothing but weep for grief over her son, who died in a terrorist attack, and father who has felt grief in other ways but not cried. A community of women who want to, in a gesture of kindness, get and wash the clothing of...
Art Center opens one play, auditions for another
MARION — The Marion Art Center will open The Women of Lockerbie and hold auditions for its next play, Emmalina Scrooge, while the first play is still running. The Women of Lockerbie, directed by Jennifer Palmer, opens on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m...
Deadline approaching for tri-town Cultural Council applications
The deadline to submit applications to the cultural councils in all three towns will be Oct. 15. Organizations, schools, and individuals can apply online for grants that support cultural activities and proposals for community-oriented arts,...
Marion jazz saxophonist to take center stage at Tri-County Symphonic band concert
MARION — Marcus Monteiro has put his musical talents to good use in Marion for a long time. The Marion native and jazz saxophonist attended Sippican School and graduated Old Rochester Regional High School. He then studied music at University of...
Marion Art Center to open new exhibit, host band, calls for small works
MARION — The Marion Art Center will host an opening for an exhibit by Anne Holtermann and Nancy Rich on Oct. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. Rich is a photographer with “an innate ability to see the beauty in simple objects” and capture it “in a photograph that...
Piano lessons available at the Marion Art Center
MARION — The Marion Art Center offers private piano lessons with Frances Belcher. Belcher can teach beginning to intermediate level students from age 6 and a half up. Her lessons run for half an hour, and include music theory and improvisation...
Marion Art Center performance Sept. 28 cancelled
MARION — The Marion Art Center has cancelled Stephen Collin’s performance of his Herman Melville play “Sailing Toward my Father,” which was scheduled for Sept. 28.
Classic film series to continue Oct. 11
MARION — The Sippican Historical Society and Marion Council on Aging will continue their free classic film series with Hoosiers on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Marion Music Hall. The film follows a big-time basketball coach in a small town. Before the...
Woman’s club, students to repurpose oars
MARION — The Sippican Woman’s Club has thought of a new fundraiser that will start with a pile of oars and end with a silent auction to benefit scholarship awardees. Last year, the woman’s club was able to raise $13,000 for its scholarship fund. The...
Voices in Time lets kids give back, shine
ROCHESTER — When voice teacher Sharon Jensen started her studio 25 years ago, she decided that her students would not simply do recitals for family, but would instead use their voices for community service as well. She believes it’s helped them grow...
Art Center to host pumpkin carving event
MARION — The Marion Art Center will host a day of pumpkin carving and free face painting on its lawn on Sat. Oct 19. Attendees of all ages and abilities can bring pumpkins and carving tools to work from noon to 2 p.m. The art center will provide hot...
Tri-County Symphonic Band to swing into the 2019-2020 season with jazz
The Tri-County Symphonic Band will jazz up the start of their season with a jazz concert of 20th and 21st century pieces on Oct. 20. The performance will take place at Tabor Academy’s Fireman Performing Arts Center. Saxophonist Marcus Monteiro will...
Canal Side artists showcase diverse styles, subjects in Marion
MARION — The Canal Side Artists got their name from moving up and down the canal to paint at different sites. Although they travel beyond the tri-town, their exhibit at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center includes some familiar views of Marion...
Sippican Choral Society announces first rehearsal for fall season
MARION — The Sippican Choral Society will begin rehearsals Monday, Sept. 9, at 7:15 p.m. for its annual Christmas concert. There’s a lot of music to learn and rehearse, and that takes time, said Mike Chaplain, Sippican Choral Society president...
Senior Center to host Canal Side Artists
MARION — The Marion Senior Center will host a reception with the Canal Side artists from Sept. 4 to Oct. 30. The opening reception for this exhibit will take place Sept. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Benjamin Cushing Community Center, and will include...
Mattapoisett Cultural Council accepting applications
MATTAPOISETT — The town’s Cultural Council cseeks grant proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs until Oct. 15. Grants are available for exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances...
Marion Cultural Council seeks funding proposals
MARION —The Marion Cultural Council will receive online grant applications for individuals and organizations for art and STEM-related projects that will help to enrich the Marion community. The council has set an October 15 deadline for...
Register for fall classes at the Marion Art Center
MARION — The Marion Art Center will offer piano, painting, and dance classes for the fall season. Instructor Frances Belcher offers piano lessons for beginner, and intermediate level players ages six through adult. Half hour lessons will include...
‘Death by Design’ brings dark, quirky humor to the Marion Art Center
MARION — The cast and crew of “Death by Design” brought a mix of screams and laughter to a packed crowd at the Marion Art Center on opening night, Friday, Aug. 23. The tongue in cheek murder mystery takes place in 1932 in the countryside village of...
Libraries educate, entertain with summer reading programs
When teachers take off for the summer, librarians go into overdrive to provide reading enrichment, programs and special rewards for kids across the tri-town. All three summer reading programs shared a common theme (a universe of stories) after the...
Final Marion concert band concert of the season
MARION — On Friday, Aug. 30, the Marion Concert Band will close its 2019 season indoors at the Sippican School, with a concert in the style of the Boston Pops Orchestra. The program, which includes pieces by former Pops arranger Leroy Anderson and...
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