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Rochester Memorial School changes fee for craft fair
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Memorial School Parent Teacher Organization has waived the admission fee to its first annual Holiday Craft Fair. The fair will not charge adults a $2 fee, as previously planned. Guests will be able to shop for the holidays...
Church to host Christmas by the Sea fair
MATTAPOISETT — St. Anthony’s Parish will host its Christmas by the Sea fair on Dec. 7 at its parish hall. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the church will have a variety of vendors, including arts and crafts, greens and wreaths, a toy shop, and a unique...
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Press box withdrawn, seven approvals at Rochester Town Meeting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
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Plans for new Mattapoisett Fire Station approved with conditions
Sippican Lands Trust to hold open house
The Sippican Lands Trust will celebrate 45 years of land conservation in Marion at a Holiday Open House on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 173 Spring Street ( the Buzzards Bay Coalition's Science and Field Operations Building). Learn more about...
Library to host early New Year’s countdown for kids
MARION — The Elizabeth Taber Library will celebrate New Year’s Eve a little early on Dec. 31, for children who might not be able to make it to midnight. Instead of counting down to midnight, the group will count down to noon, with a party from 11:30...
Library to host Christmas, New Year events
MARION — In addition to its normal events, the Elizabeth Taber Library will host crafts, parties and more to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The library will host a Book Crafting Workshop on Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jessica Harris will...
Library to host fountain pen lecture
MATTAPOISETT — Jim Kegle, local aficionado of all writing implements will share his knowledge of the history of fountain pens, how they reflected the times in which they were produced, and how to care for them at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library...
The Rochester Senior Center gets in the holiday spirit
ROCHESTER — The Senior Center has a limited number of tickets to the Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club’s performance of elf, on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Admission is free to senior citizens with a donation of canned goods to benefit a...
Library to host talk on autism
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Library will host Chuck McIntyre to talk about his experiences with autism on Nov. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. McIntyre considers himself an autistic self-advocate, and will discuss understanding and overcoming disability...
Marion Senior Center works to get feedback
MARION — The Council on Aging has been working to promote an informational survey due at the end of the month that will give feedback on what it is like for adults over the age of 55 to live in town. Surveys were mailed out at the end of October to...
Friends of Rochester Library now selling wreaths, will hold fair
ROCHESTER — The Friends of Plumb Library annual Holiday Fair will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library at 17 Constitution Way, Rochester. The event will feature a silent auction, basket drawings, a bake sale, the...
Church to host holiday luncheon, cookie walk Dec. 14
MARION — The First Congregational Church will host a Holiday Luncheon and Cookie Walk on Dec. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants can come as part of the Sippican Woman’s Club Holiday House Tour, or just come by. Door prizes will be offered...
Things to do: appreciate art, discuss literature, go to a potluck supper
There are a lot of things to do in the tri-town this week. For a full list of events, go to: www.sippican.theweektoday.com/calendar .
Thursday, Nov. 14
Go to Casselberry Faire.
The Rochester Senior Center has a trip to...
Mattapoisett library plans holiday programs for December
MATTAPOISETT — The library will host special programs in December, including a Winter Holiday Sing-a-long, a Celebration of the Nutcracker with Kay Alden, Edible Lighthouse Holiday Decorating, a visit with the “snow sisters,” Elsa and Anna and a...
Help a conservation group, win a trip
MARION — The Sippican Lands Trust has launched a Buy-a-Board Challenge. The Lands Trust is selling boards for its Osprey Marsh Accessible Boardwalk , to raise funds for the project. A lands trust board member donated a week-long stay at a one-...
Things to do: Hear music, cheer for runners, see a fair
There’s a lot to do in the tri-town this week. For a full itinerary, see sippican.theweektoday.com
Saturday, Nov. 9
Watch or run a race.
The Mattapoisett 10 miler and 5K race will take place from Mattapoisett Wharf. The...
Upcoming special luncheons, closures at the Rochester Senior Center
ROCHESTER — The Senior Center has several special luncheons coming up. A donation of $5 per luncheon is suggested. Call the Senior Center at 508-763-8723, or stop in to make a reservation. Rides to and from events at the Council on Aging can be...
First aid class coming to Rochester
ROCHESTER — The Congregational Church will hold a first aid and CPR class in its Fellowship Hall on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost for the course is $27 per person, payable on the day of the event. Class size is limited, so pre-...
Shop with the Mattapoisett Museum
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Museum will host its annual Holiday Arts & Craft Fair at 5 Church Street, on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a selection of handmade creations available including art, notecards, candles,...
Historical Society to host potluck supper
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Historical Society will host its annual Potluck Supper at the museum and church at 355 County Road on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. Guests should call Connie Eshbach at 508-763-4932 to let her know what they will be bringing...
Listen to the Old Hammondtown School Band for Veterans Day
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Veterans Day concert will be held at the Old Hammondtown School cafeteria at 11 a.m. under the direction of Conductor Christian Dow. This is Dow’s first year as conductor. When asked about the upcoming performance, he...
Church to serve Thanksgiving dinner
ROCHESTER — The First Congregational Church will open its Friendship Hall on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28 for the fourth annual Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner. Doors open at noon, and a homemade dinner will be served at 1 p.m. There is a...
December Teen Dance
MATTAPOISETT — The Knights of Columbus host teen dances once a month on Friday to give teens a place to be and an outlet. The dances are chaperoned by six adults and a policeman. They are for students in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades and cost...
Rochester Senior Center seeks volunteers, board members
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Senior Center is looking for volunteers to help make and serve breakfast at “Ye Olde Breakfast Shoppe” on weekday mornings. In addition, the Senior Center is looking for part-time van drivers. Contact the Senior Center for...
Take a hike with the Buzzards Bay Coalition
MATTAPOISETT — The Buzzards Bay Coalition will host a 5 mile hike through The Mattapoisett River Reserve on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hikers will meet at The Bogs property at 138 Acushnet Road, and make their way through forest and...
Learn about medical marijuana
MARION — The Senior Center will host a “Medical marijuana explained” talk on Monday, Dec. 2 at 12:30 p.m. The lecture will cover the science of cannabinoids, terpenes, their uses and the many forms of ingestion. Be informed on the Massachusetts...
Learn about the positive effects of humor
MARION — Licensed Social Worker with Catholic Memorial Home John Rogers will discuss the positive effects of humor at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center in Marion on Monday, Nov. 25 at 12:30 p.m. People who laugh more have lower rates of...
Marion Senior Center Veterans’ Lunch
MARION — The Senior Center will host veterans, active duty service members and guests to a soup and sandwich luncheon on Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Participants should register by Nov...
Things to do: Dance, race cars, see art
Friday, Nov. 1
Dance the night away.
The Knights of Columbus will host a teen dance at their hall from 7 to 10 p.m. The dances are chaperoned by six adults and a policeman. They are for students in the...
Soup-er Thursdays in Marion
MARION — The Council on Aging will host three Souper Thursdays in November at 11:30 a.m. On Nov. 7 it will serve turkey and wild rice soup, Nov. 14 will bring lasagna soup, and Nov. 21 will feature French onion soup. To help offset the cost of these...
See three generations of art
MARION — Three generations of artists from the famous Wyeth family will present at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center on Monday, Nov.4 at 12:30 p.m. Andrew Wyeth will showcase unique landscapes, while N.C. Wyeth will show oil paintings of...
Students find animals, signs of fall on nature walk
MARION — On Wednesday Oct. 23, the Marion Natural History Museum's afterschool group went on a nature walk looking for signs of fall. Scarlett Riker found an owl pellet under a tree. Others found burrows, nests and even a small snake hiding under a...
Edward Gorey lecture
MATTAPOISETT — Edward Gorey was one of the foremost creators of nonsense literature. On Sunday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. the Mattapoisett Free Public Library will host Gregory Hischak, curator of the Edward Gorey House in Yarmouthport, to discuss...
Friends of the Mattapoisett Library meeting and lecture
MATTAPOISETT — The Friends of the Mattapoisett Library's annual meeting will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. at the library. After a brief business meeting, guest speaker, Dr. Mia Holland will present “The Journey to Health, Happiness, and Well-...
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...
Sign up for Mattapoisett Recreation Basketball
MATTAPOISETT — The deadline to sign up for Mattapoisett Recreation Basketball is Friday, Nov. 1 Programs are available for tri-town children in the third to sixth grade. Placement session dates will be as follows : Third grade boys: Tuesday, Nov. 5...
Keep an eye over your shoulder for these Halloweeen twins
ROCHESTER — Identical twins Olivia and Lilah chose their own costumes this year, and decided to play up the opposites idea.
Technology Workshops at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library
MATTAPOISETT — November brings new programs to the Free Public Library. The library will begin a new TechConnect Series in November where librarians will highlight the online resources the library offers. On Nov. 16 at 2 p.m., the library will start...
Rochester Senior Center to hold flu clinic, celebrate veterans
ROCHESTER — The Senior Center flu clinic scheduled for Oct. 22 was cancelled because the shipment of vaccines was delayed in getting to the Senior Center. The Rochester Senior Center and the Rochester Health Department will host a morning Adult Flu...
Design Christmas trees for a community center
MARION — The Friends of the Marion Council on Aging will Sponsor the “Festival of Trees,” allowing businesses, community groups, and interested individuals to sponsor and decorate Christmas trees to raise money for programing at the Benjamin D...
[Photos]: Mattapoisett library celebrates Halloween early
MATTAPOISETT — A normal Friday morning storytime at the Free Public Library got a bit of a Halloween twist, as Assistant Director and Head of Children’s Department Chris Matos dressed up as a witch, read Halloween stories, sang a Halloween song, and...
Things to do: march in a parade, tell scary stories, party at the library
With Halloween just a week away, there’s a lot of spooky things to do in the tri-town this week.
Friday, Oct. 25
March through Mattapoisett.
The Mattapoisett Library Halloween parade will start at 10:30 a.m. A second parade...
Tri-town scouts, youth groups to race in Soapbox Derby
MARION — Scouts and youth groups in the tri-town area will compete in the Soapbox Derby on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Scouting groups from all three towns, as well as St. Gabriel’s Youth, and other kids from Kindergarten to Grade 5 will...
Eat Thanksgiving pies from the Rochester Women’s Club
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Women’s Club will be preparing apple, pumpkin, and squash pies for Thanksgiving 2019. To order the homemade pies, call Marsha Hartley at 508-322-0998 by Saturday, Nov.23. Pick-up day will be the day before Thanksgiving, on...
Mattapoisett YMCA starts new fundraiser
MATTAPOISETT — On Sunday Oct. 20, The YMCA hosted its first annual Harbor Brew Fest to raise money for its annual campaign. Attendees tasted local brews from Moby Dick Brewery and Buzzards Bay Brewery. Sean Carney provided live music, and Northern...
Marion sends out senior survey
MARION — The Senior Center wants to improve quality of life for seniors in Marion. But to do that they need more information from them first. The Marion Council on Aging and the Friends of the COA have been working to have Marion certified as an age...
Marion offers final flu clinic
MARION — The Marion Board of Health will offer a final flu clinic for all residents over the age of 2 regardless of ability to pay on Oct. 28. The final clinic will be at the Marion Town House from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees should wear a short sleeve...
Making way for daffodils in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — The Woman’s Club has purchased 1,000 daffodil bulbs and will plant them around Mattapoisett on Oct. 25 Nine sites, including the Industrial Park and Police station have been chosen. The bulbs should increase in number over the coming...
Church to host guest for children-themed service
ROCHESTER — The First Congregational Church will host a special guest for a children’s-themed service on Nov. 3 Linda Summer of the Agape Puppet Ministry will use chalk drawings and other creative storytelling methods to deliver her message to...
Halloween Parade to hit Marion streets
MARION — The annual Marion Halloween Parade will gather in front of the Marion Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. Participants of all ages are invited, and encouraged to wear a costume. The Sippican Elementary School drummers will lead the...
Mattapoisett Congregational Church to celebrate holidays with fair
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Congregational Church will hold a Holiday Fair on Dec. 7. The fair will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. The event includes homemade, frozen entrees, baked goods, hand-knit items, a jewelry boutique, new and heirloom...
[Photos:] Pumpkins, face paint, cider, donuts at the Marion Art Center
MARION — It was a warm fall day at the Marion Art Center, where parents and children prepared to carve and paint pumpkins. But a few families who hadn’t left their pumpkins to warm up in the sun were in for a bit of a shock when carving. “Ahh! It’s...
Rochester Congregational Church to hold Holiday Fair
ROCHESTER — The First Congregational Church of Rochester will hold a Holiday Fair on Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair will include a silent auction, baked goods, crafts, plants, quilted and knitted items, jewelry and special occasion items. The...
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