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Rochester, Mattapoisett Land Trusts keep properties open, outline guidelines
Land Trusts in Mattapoisett and Rochester have decided to not close their properties, but urge users to follow local, state and federal guidelines on social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Rochester Land Trust organizers noted they had...
Mattapoisett Congregational Church offers virtual worship service
MATTAPOISETT — The Congregational Church building will remain closed until May 3, however the church will hold a "virtual worship service" via Facebook every Sunday morning with a YouTube link that will be posted to our website the following week...
Mattapoisett provides number of coronavirus cases
Old Colony to move to a credit/non-credit system for the rest of the year
For Tastebuds, a temporary closure was the best safety mechanism
Marion native helps with ‘Transitions’ through grief
Mattapoisett Selectman candidate drops out
Marion closes parking lots at three beaches
Local ministers take Holy Week to the web
Rochester appoints policeman, makes quarantine life easier
Old Colony donates, makes personal protective equipment
Rochester announces first coronavirus case
Rochester Historical Society cancels April meeting
ROCHESTER — Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Rochester Historical Society will not hold its monthly meeting in April. Depending on the status of the virus, organizers hope to have a meeting on Wednesday, May 20 at the museum. Further...
Sippican Lands Trust Osprey Marsh now closed
MARION — Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Sippican Lands Trust has closed its Osprey Marsh property and accessible boardwalk and pathway at Osprey Marsh until further notice. Sippican Lands Trust closed the Osprey Marsh because crowding on...
Q&A: What are you making for food during the coronavirus?
The spread of coronavirus has shut down schools, businesses and buildings across the Tri-Town, giving people more time at home in self-isolation. We want to ask: what have you been cooking/baking/brewing while in isolation? Send us photos of food...
Mattapoisett Woman’s Club cancels two events
MATTAPOISETT — Due to Governor Charlie Baker’s orders that all nonessential businesses in Massachusetts close their doors, and residents stay home to prevent the novel coronavirus’ rapid spread, the Mattapoisett Women’s Club officers and its Board...
Mattapoisett Museum seeks 2020 journals
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Museum wants to document the lives of Mattapoisett residents lives during this pandemic. The Museum is looking to record life in Mattapoisett during the COVID-19 emergency and encouraging residents to keep a journal...
Residents get creative with social distancing
With school cancelled and senior center and library events and groups suspended until further notice, Tri-Town residents have filled their days with sword fights, hikes, online boating courses, cleaning and more. For families with kids, activities...
Mattapoisett Woman’s Club extends scholarship deadline
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club has extended the deadline for its three $2,500 scholarships for Mattapoisett residents who are high school seniors, graduating June 2020. The scholarship will now be due on April 30. In addition there...
Mattapoisett Museum cancels yard sale
MATTAPOISETT — The town’s history museum announced on March 19 that it would cancel its Charity Yard Sale scheduled for May 9 due to virus concerns. Accordingly, the museum is no longer accepting donations of items for the sale.
With kitten season coming, a shelter seeks supplies
ROCHESTER — During these uncertain times, shelter animals still need to be looked after and fed. It’s All About the Animals shelter will be closed to visitors for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus, but will still need supplies and...
Rochester Land Trust cancels annual meeting
ROCHESTER — The town’s Land Trust has canceled its Annual Meeting, which was scheduled for March 26. Group leaders will reschedule at a later date when they are able.
Rochester First Congregational to host Easter carnival
ROCHESTER — The First Congregational Church will hold its second annual Easter Community Carnival at 11 Constitution Way in Rochester on Saturday, March 28 from noon to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The carnival will include food and games with prizes and...
Mattapoisett Woman’s Club to host historical presentation
Diane Gilbert of the Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust will speak at the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club meeting on Thursday, March 19 at 11 a.m. at Mattapoisett Congregational Church's Renyard Hall, located at the corner of Church and Mechanic...
Sippican Lands Trust to host springtime walk
Sippican Lands Trust will lead a “Signs of Spring
walk on Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m. at Hagemann Woods on Point Road in Marion. The walk will explore the various plants and animals that can be seen in the springtime on the property...
St. Patrick’s Day Open Table in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — The Congregational Church will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little early at its Open Table on Friday, March 13 in Reynard Hall. The menu is a surprise, but it will be something appropriate for the Lenten season. There is no charge...
Natural History Museum to screen tree talk film
MARION — The town’s Natural History Museum will screen a video that investigates if trees communicate on March 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. German forester Peter Wohlleben, author of “The Hidden Life of Trees” and scientist Suzanne Simard of The...
Climate lecture, crafts and games at the Mattapoisett Public Library
MATTAPOISETT — The library will host tech workshops, crafts and a talk on climate change in March. The library will host a TechConnect Workshop for Novelist PlusOn Wednesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. Novelist is a free online service that connects...
Sippican Woman’s Club to learn about feminist mountain climber
MARION — In honor of Women’s History Month, and the 100 th anniversary of the passage of the 19 th Amendment, guaranteeing women’s right to vote, author and researcher Hannah Kimberley, PhD will speak to the Sippican Woman’s Club about women’s...
Plumb Library plans to give back
ROCHESTER — The Friends of Plumb Library are collecting clothing, accessories, shoes, linens, and handbags as a Friends fundraiser. Donors can deliver bagged items to the library during business hours from now until April 3. Use standard kitchen-...
Mattapoisett Land Trust Education Committee to host movie night
The Mattapoisett Land Trust Education Committee will sponsor a free showing of “A Plastic Ocean” on Wednesday, March 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library. Directed by Craig Leeson, the documentary investigates the...
Mattapoisett Museum to accept yard sale donations
MATTAPOISETT — The town’s history museum is now accepting items for its 2020 Charity Yard Sale. All proceeds from the sale on Saturday, May 9, from 8 to 11 a.m. support the Mattapoisett Museum. Donating items for the sale is easy. Organizers will...
Students explore soil
MARION — During a "Soil Critters" after-school program on Feb. 26 at the Marion Natural History Museum students had a chance to learn about what makes up a healthy soil and count the small critters that live in different types of soil. Maggie Payne...
Luncheon, lectures and more at the Rochester Senior Center
ROCHESTER — On Monday, March 9 at noon, Hanna Milhench and friends will prepare a special luncheon at the Senior Center. Entry is a $5 donation and advanced registration can be made ahead of time at the Senior Center. The Senior Center will host a...
Spaghetti fundraiser to support ORR grad’s mission trip
ROCHESTER — The First Congregational Church will host a Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner for a graduated Old Rochester Regional senior on Saturday, March 14 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in its Fellowship Hall at 11 Constitution Way in the center of Rochester. The...
Things to do: Learn about marijuana, skate, crochet
There’s a lot to do in the tri-town this week. For a full list of events, visit SippicanWeekToday.com/calendar.
Friday, Feb. 21
Learn to craft with yarn.
The Mattapoisett Free Public Library will host a Fiber Fun Group for...
Listen to music at Tabor Academy
MARION — Tabor Academy will host the Winter Applied Music Recital on Monday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Lyndon South, 242 Front Street in the Stroud Academic Center. Kerry Saltonstall, Director of Communications said, “The recital provides a wonderful...
Tabor Academy to hold blood drive
MARION — Tabor Academy will hold a winter blood drive on Feb. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The drive will be held for the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center, which benefits Dana Farber and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The “Blood Mobile” will be...
Students prepare for bird count, design birds
MARION — The town’s Natural History Museum hosted Justin Barrett of the Nasketucket Bird Club and his wife Jess to teach about the Great Backyard Bird Count. The bird count is an initiative sponsored by the National Audubon Society which uses...
Marion Natural History Museum invites kids to visit on vacation
MARION — The town’s Natural History Museum will be open for February Vacation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday the 19 for Lego-playing, display viewing and doll house exploring. The Museum will also be open from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday the 21. To...
Saint Gabriel’s Church releases schedule for Lent
MARION — St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church will host a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Mic Night on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. The event will take place at St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 124 Front St., Marion. Participants will eat pancakes and tell...
Sippican Woman’s Club to learn about identity theft
MATTAPOISETT — The Sippican Woman’s Club's February meeting will address cybersecurity and identity theft issues on Feb. 14, at 12:30 p.m. Robin Putnam from the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts...
Mattapoisett Library plans kids’ activities for February
MATTAPOISETT —The Mattapoisett Free Public Library will host a puppet show, knitting group for kids, and a Lego challenge this month. On Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. visit the library for an interactive, silly and surprising show with Mr. Vinny’s...
Learn about the wildflowers of southeastern Massachusetts
MARION — Plant enthusiast Martha "Mike" Schroeder will share a slide-show of locally taken photos of wildflowers thought to have existed in southeastern Massachusetts since before the arrival of the Europeans at the Marion Natural History Museum on...
St. Gabriel’s Church to discuss racism
MARION — In an effort to address racism, discrimination, and hate crimes, St. Gabriel’s Church will host a conversation based on Debby Irving’s book “Waking Up White-Finding Myself in the Story of Race” on Sunday evening, March. 1 at 6:30 p.m. A...
Make a sailor’s valentine at the Mattapoisett Museum
MATTAPOISETT — The town’s history museum will host a chance for kids ages 5 to 12 to make a sailor’s valentine on Feb. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The event will also provide nut-free snacks. Participants should sign up ahead of time as space is...
Office hours with a Senator at the Senior Center
ROCHESTER — On Wednesday, Feb. 19 from noon to 2 p.m., Senator Michael Rodriques will hold office hours at the Rochester Senior Center. Either the Senator or a representative from his office will be available to discuss resident concerns and...
Plumb Library plans storytimes, dog visit, and more
ROCHESTER — On Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m., Tuesdays with Teachers will return to Plumb Library for ages 5 and up. Join Sandy Sollauer and Noelle Johnson of Rochester Memorial School for a story and craft about snowflakes. Registration is required...
Learn about the census at the Mattapoisett Library
MATTAPOISETT — The League of Women Voters — Southcoast will sponsor two lectures to teach residents about the upcoming federal Census and to let them ask questions about the form. Census Partnership Specialist Jose Da Cunha will offer the...
Meals, memorials and more at the Rochester Senior Center
ROCHESTER — On Friday, Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m., the Senior Center will hold its annual Year of Remembrance event. This event is for friends and families who have lost a loved one in 2019. The Rochester Senior Center is holding a special luncheon on...
Mattapoisett Cub Scouts planning Pinewood Derby
MATTAPOISETT — Cub Scout Pack 53 will hold its annual Pinewood Derby on March 28 at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and racing begins at 10 a.m. The competition will have two divisions: one for Cub Scouts and...
Mattapoisett church to host Open Table on Valentine’s Day
MATTAPOISETT — The next Open Table will be Feb. 14 in Reynard Hall at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. The menu is usually a surprise. There’s no charge for the meal, although the church gratefully accepts donations. Doors open at 4:30 p.m...
Explore yoga, 3D printing, history at the Mattapoisett Library
MATTAPOISETT — Adults can explore history, 3D printing or practice yoga with teens at the Mattapoisett Library in February. Librarians will host an adult 3D Print Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 a.m. The instructor will go over the basics of...
Things to do: Learn languages, make jewelry, take a walk
There’s a lot to do in the Tri-Town this week. For a full list of events, visit www.sippicanweek.com/calendar .
Friday, Jan. 31
Go to “Winterfest.”
Old Rochester Regional Junior High School will once again host...
Marion COA to host marijuana lecture
MARION — The Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center will host a lecture on the science of cannabinoids on Monday, Feb. 24 at 12:30 p.m. Thomas Davenport from Verilife will cover the science of cannabinoids, terpenes, the many forms of ingestion and...
Go to the aquarium with the Marion COA
MARION — The Council on Aging will host a trip to the New England Aquarium on Thursday, Feb. 27 starting at 8:30 a.m. The aquarium has 70 exhibits in exotic waters and 20,000 fish and aquatic animals. Participants should plan to lunch at the museum...
Marion COA to visit March flower show
MARION — The Marion COA will take a trip to the Boston Flower and Garden Show on Thursday, March 12 starting at 8:30 a.m. The show features landscaped gardens, edible gardening, floral designs, outdoor living and over 200 vendors, along with...
Marion Community Center to celebrate Valentine’s Day
MARION — The community center will host a Valentine’s Day Celebration of a meal and matinee. The community center will serve a luncheon of broccoli, chicken with ziti, a garden salad, bread sticks and a special dessert at 11:30 a.m. Following the...
Church to provide Valentine’s Day babysitting
ROCHESTER — Let First Congregational Church of Rochester at 11 Constitution Way in Rochester, babysit on Friday, Feb. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. CORI'd adults and youth will keep kids busy with dinner, games, crafts, and maybe a movie to give parents time...
Knights of Columbus February 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...
Last day for AARP tax preparation appointments at the Rochester Senior Center
ROCHESTER — The only available time for AARP Tax Preparation appointments at the Rochester Senior Center will be on April 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. All other dates and times have been taken. Call the center at 508-763-08723 to make an appointment.
Take a ‘Superb-Owl’ walk
MARION — The Sippican Lands Trust will host a “Superb-Owl” Walk in honor of Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 2 at the Hagemann Woods property in Marion. The walk in the woods will start at 4 p.m. and end by 5:30 p.m. to give attendees time to watch the...
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