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Flute concert with Sippican Lands Trust
MARION – Join Sippican Lands Trust as they host Birds & Flutes with flutist, Wendy Rolfe. Rolfe’s unique music style encompasses the world around us including running streams, flowing grasses, and bird songs. The event takes place on Thursday,...
Final drop-off dates set for Rochester community yard sale
ROCHESTER – The Rochester Historical Society has set the final drop-off dates for their community yard sale at the Rochester Historical Museum at 355 County Road. The last two dates for dropping off donations are Aug. 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m...
New attention for old Rochester cemeteries
The Rochester Historical Society has taken a lot of time this year to explore the town’s history through its cemeteries. In the most recent installment of From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society, Connie Eshbach of the Rochester...
From jazz to rock with the Marion Concert Band
MARION – On Friday, Aug. 19, the Marion Concert Band continues its Friday evening concert series with a program of American popular music. The program features a trumpet soloist and a variety of pop styles from the 1900's to the present, is as...
Bike tour, music exhibit events with Sippican Historical Society
MARION – The Sippican Historical Society has a few events planned to round out the summer in Marion. From whaling captains to music history, they’re making sure there’s still plenty to explore throughout the month of August. Join them for the...
Historical commission plans to update Mattapoisett’s resources
MATTAPOISETT – Mattapoisett’s Historical Commission is planning to update historic and cultural resources for the town. The commission has selected Christopher Skelly of Skelly Preservation Services to complete a town-wide survey plan that will make...
Primary voting information for Marion residents
MARION — Voting information for the Massachusetts State Primary is available to Marion residents. The 2022 Massachusetts State Primary will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The last day to register to vote for the primary is Saturday, Aug. 27. The Town...
The Reverend Eric Fialho officiates at St. Philip’s
MATTAPOISETT – St. Philip’s Episcopal Church will host another guest reverend. On Sunday, August 21, The Rev. Eric Fialho, Rector at St. Gabriel’s Church in Marion, will conduct services at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. The church is located at 34...
Marion Golf Club takes legal action over enforcement order
MARION — The Marion Golf Club is taking the Marion Conservation Commission to court over an enforcement order that the golf club calls “invalid.” On Monday, Aug. 8, the Marion Golf Club filed a civil lawsuit against the Marion Conservation...
Poker paddle brings high stakes to Marion harbor
MARION — With money on the line, five women set off from Island Wharf in Marion to try their luck. They were competing in the Sippican Lands Trust’s first Poker Paddle fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The rules were simple. Competitors paddled...
Mattapoisett Democratic Town Committee endorses Straus, Hall, DaSilva
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Democratic Town Committee voted unanimously to endorse incumbent William Straus for 10th Bristol Representative, Rahsaan Hall as Plymouth County District Attorney, and Carlos DaSilva as Plymouth County Commissioner...
Rochester Planning Board considers solar moratorium
ROCHESTER – Fall town meeting voters may decide whether to place a temporary ban on solar energy fields, the Rochester Planning Board discussed at their meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9. A solar moratorium would temporarily prohibit new solar fields in...
Open registration for vacation bible school
MARION — The First Congregational Church of Marion is hosting a Vacation Bible School from Aug. 15 to 19 for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church’s community center on 28 Main...
Marion native cleans up local cemeteries with a ‘loving touch’
MARION – Debbie Thompson of Marion started Loving Touch Gravesite Care with a mission: To make cemeteries a better place — “plot by plot.” Thompson takes care of graves for people all along the South Coast, she said, sometimes traveling as far as...
Beverly Yacht Club racer wins in Buzzard’s Bay Regatta
The New Bedford Yacht Club hosted the Buzzards Bay Regatta last weekend, bringing sailors from around the world to Padanaram Harbor in Dartmouth for a series of races in multiple categories. The competition marked the 49th iteration of the event...
Republican Town Committee reforms in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — “We have returned,” said Paul Criscuolo, chair of the newly formed Mattapoisett Republican Town Committee. Criscuolo says that he aims to form a “Mattapoisett majority,” among the people of the town. Criscuolo, a lifelong republican...
Controversial vote appoints Szyndlar to Board of Assessors
ROCHESTER — In a vote of three for and two against, town accountant and former town administrator Suzanne Szyndlar was appointed to the Board of Assessors in Rochester on Monday, Aug. 8. She was one of two candidates considered for the role, along...
British Invasion, Cape Cod British Car Club lands in Marion
MARION — The Cape Cod British Car Club only has one rule: All you have to do is like cars. Members of the club showed off their vintage wheels in front of the Robert Broomhead Bandstand in Marion on Friday, Aug. 5. The club has more than 190 members...
Final summer events scheduled at Elizabeth Taber Library
MARION – The Elizabeth Taber Library is rounding out the summer with a schedule of events for kids and adults. Join artist Jeanine Cappuccino for twice monthly adult art workshop classes. Cappuccino is an art teacher who lives on Cape Cod and works...
History of Marion Village homes is expanded
MARION – For those looking to learn more about the story behind their Marion Village homes, the Marion Historical Society has completed the next phase of their project to catalog their roots The society has announced the completion of what they call...
Fish and frogs at Marion’s shorelines found by young explorers
MARION – Marion’s shoreline yielded exciting finds for the Marion Natural History Museum’s Coastal Exploration group over the weekend. They had a “wonderful time” exploring Marion’s shoreline, inland wetlands and woodland areas, wrote Elizabeth...
Marion community EMS program receives state approval
MARION – The Marion Fire Emergency Medical Service has been approved to conduct community emergency medical service programs. The ten programs and services identified include child passenger safety, emergency preparedness individual evaluation, fire...
A Rochester native’s Hollywood dreams realized
Rochester native John Whoriskey, Jr., always wanted to be involved in a Hollywood movie. Now, as an assistant location manager for the upcoming movie “Finestkind,’’ which was filmed in New Bedford and stars Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Foster and Jenna...
Rochester Historical Society presents “Living History”
ROCHESTER – Meet experienced colonial re-enactors Mack and Cathy Phinney for a presentation on “Living History” at the next Rochester Historical Society Meeting. The meeting will take place on Aug. 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Rochester Historical Museum...
Rochester community yard sale adds September drop-off dates
ROCHESTER – The Rochester Historical Society has set the drop-off dates for the Sept. 10 yard sale at the Rochester Historical Museum at 355 County Road. The remaining dates are Aug. 9 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p...
Shredder processor catches fire at Covanta
ROCHESTER – The Rochester Fire Department extinguished a fire at the Covanta waste-to-energy facility on Route 28 on Thursday. The Rochester Fire Department responded to a call at 9:40 p.m. that reported a fire in the shredder processor, according...
Picnicking in style at the Great Community Picnic
MATTAPOISETT – The Great Community Picnic is to picnicking is what glamping is to camping. It's an upscale version of the usual summer activity, where members of the community gather to picnic in style – and support a good cause. The Great Community...
Teen sailor returns after smooth sail across the Atlantic
MARION – After spending 28 days in solitude on the high seas, 16 year-old Cal Currier has returned to shore to plenty of company. Since docking in Lagos, Portugal, Currier appeared on the Today Show, reunited with loved ones in Marion and Duxbury,...
Rev. Marc Eames to officiate at St. Philip’s
MATTAPOISETT – St. Philip’s Episcopal Church is preparing to host their next guest speaker. On Sunday, Aug. 14, the Rev. Marc Eames, Priest-in-Charge at St. John’s Church of Vernon, CT, will conduct services. The church is located at 34 Water St...
The sounds of Latin America presented by Marion band
MARION – For the next installment of their summer concert series, the Marion Concert Band will present a “festival” of Latin-American music on Friday, Aug. 12. The diverse program includes music from Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Cuba and the Caribbean, as...
Marion Town Party scheduled for end of month
MARION – The Marion Town Party is less than a month away. The party will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, with a rain date of Aug. 28, at Silvershell Beach. There will be food and beverages for sale, music by DJ Gary, inflatable games for...
Marion seeks to fill Board of Health vacancy
MARION – The Marion Select Board and the Marion Board of Health are seeking one individual to fill a vacancy on the Board of Health until the next town election on May 12, 2023. The Board of Health is an elected regulatory board charged with the...
Saint Gabriel’s hires director for youth and family
MARION – Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church has hired a Director of Youth and Family Formation. Wendy Reardon comes to the Parish with years of experience forming young hearts and minds. The new program will kick off on Sept. 11 with outdoor service,...
Marion community center opens to provide relief from heat
MARION – The Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center at 465 Mill St. will be open to any resident who needs relief from the heat on Thursday, Aug. 4 and Friday, Aug. 5. The Community Center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To prevent illness and injuries...
Rochester police arrest Middleboro man for operating under influence, firearm charges
ROCHESTER – On Sunday, July 31, the Rochester Police Department conducted a traffic stop that lead to an arrest for operating under the influence and multiple firearm charges. According to the Police Department’s Facebook page, Officer Delmonte and...
Democratic Party candidates talk environment, education, spending at Candidates’ Night
MARION — Remarks featured both accusations and policy differences as longtime state Rep. Bill Straus and challenger Rick Trapilo faced off Tuesday night in a forum for Democratic primary candidates. Trapilo at one point called Straus a "part-time...
Conservation restriction for Headwaters Bog will preserve wildlife, water quality
ROCHESTER – A conservation restriction to a four-acre property off Burgess Avenue, often referred to “Headwaters Bog,” will preserve the area and allow public access, as approved by the Select Board on Monday, Aug. 1. Alan Decker from the Buzzards...
Conservation Commission orders Marion Golf Club to restore protected wetland
MARION — The Marion Golf Club has been ordered to replant and reflag a protected wetland area after clearing vegetation area without a permit, the town’s Conservation Commission reported during its July 27 meeting. According to commission member...
Turn the page on summer with Elizabeth Taber Library
MARION – The Elizabeth Taber Library is rounding out the summer with a schedule of events for kids and adults. Join artist Jeanine Cappuccino for twice monthly adult art workshop classes. The first class is Thursday, Aug. 11, 6-7:30 p.m. and will...
Benefits to Mary’s Pond Road included in state transportation bill
BOSTON – Two million dollars have been allocated for improvements to culverts on Mary’s Pond Road in Rochester as part of an $11.4 billion transportation and infrastructure bond bill approved Aug. 1 by the state House of Representatives, State Rep...
Art show and scallop dinner with the Rochester Council on Aging
ROCHESTER – The Rochester Council on Aging, located at 67 Dexter Lane, has set two events for the month of August. On Wednesday, August 17th from 6 to 8 p.m. join them for “A Touch of Class,” an evening showcasing the paintings and artistic work of...
Marion antique store owner recognizes rich history of items
MARION — Always be careful before tossing away old paperwork. The item could bear the telltale signs of classic American writer Edgar Allen Poe, known for his mastery of the macabre. That’s what happened when Frank McNamee, owner of Marion Antique...
Marion church hosts community yard sale
MARION — A community yard sale on Sunday gave people a chance to pick up some found treasures at a great price — and support worthwhile causes in the process. The yard sale, hosted by the First Congregational Church of Marion, had a parking lot full...
Fiscal Year 2023 budget boosts Tri-town
The Tri-town will see an increase in state funding following the approval of the Fiscal Year 2023 Massachusetts budget last Thursday. The state budget accounts for $52.7 billion in spending across the commonwealth. The Tri-town will see a combined $...
Keep cool with Mattapoisett Library events
MATTAPOISETT – The Mattapoisett Library encourages patrons to stop in for a cool spot to read a good book. They have a packed schedule of events for children and teens as the summer reading adventure, Read Beyond the Beaten Path, wraps up. Craft...
Rochester prepares for community yard sale, sets more drop-off dates
ROCHESTER – To prepare for a yard sale, the Rochester Historical Society has announced dates to drop off items ahead of time. The dates are Aug. 5 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Aug. 9 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Aug. 16 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Aug...
Mattapoisett Library hosts compost information sessions
MATTAPOISETT – The Mattapoisett Library will host an information session with Black Earth Compost on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the library and via Zoom. Representatives from the company will join virtually to present information about their...
Music from across the pond from the Marion Concert Band
MARION – The Marion Concert Band will continue its summer concert series with a program of music from the British Isles on Friday, August 5. The program features several classic British Brass Band pieces as well as the music of Petula Clark, Gerry...
Be among showcased gardens in upcoming tour
MATTAPOISETT – The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is looking for enthusiastic gardeners who want to share their work with more people. Next summer, on June 24, 2023, the club will be staging its bi-annual Garden Tour, and those that apply could be one of...
Join the Rochester Historical Society for backstory on historical reenactments
ROCHESTER – The Rochester Historical Society will feature a presentation on historical reenactments at their next meeting. On Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., the Society will host a short meeting before a program presented by Mack and Cathy Phinney. The Phinneys...
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