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Guest reverend to officiate at St. Philip’s
MATTAPOISETT – St. Philip’s Episcopal Church’s summer season services will host a guest speaker. On Sunday, August 7, The Rev. Marc Eames, Priest-in-Charge, of St. John’s Church, Vernon, CT will conduct service at 8 a.m and 10 a.m. using the 1928...
Kids learn to help injured wildlife with the Marion Natural History Museum
MARION – Various animals are regularly hurt by man-made causes, whether it’s hit by cars, rat poisoned, or caught in glue traps. When this happens, there are ways that people can help. Stephanie Ellis, Executive Director of Wild Care, Inc., visited...
Teens don’t kid around when it comes to goat yoga
MATTAPOISETT — For those looking to stretch their muscles, soothe their stress and interact with some cuddy kids, goat yoga just might be the greatest of all time. The activity, which allows participants to do their yoga moves amid wandering goats,...
Marion harbormaster office project awarded $1 million in state funding
MARION — The construction project for Marion’s new maritime center and harbormaster office got a $1 million boost thanks to a grant from the Seaport Economic Council. The town was awarded a $1 million grant on Tuesday from the Seaport Economic...
Mattapoisett takes next steps for future of old fire station
MATTAPOISETT – For the past three years, the town of Mattapoisett has discussed plans for the future of the old fire station at 26 County Road. Soon, the public may have answers. Town counsel Matt Thomas called in to the Select Board meeting on...
Mattapoisett bike path plan pedals onward
MATTAPOISETT – The long-awaited additions to the Mattapoisett bike path are making scenic areas accessible to the public and will soon be linked to the village center. However, some have raised concerns over the safety and parking availability of...
Mattapoisett announces early voting options
MATTAPOISETT – In-person early voting dates for Mattapoisett for the September 6 State Primary have been announced. It will be held at Town Hall on 16 Main Street on the following dates: Saturday, August 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, August 29, 8 a.m...
Rochester Historical Society sets community yard sale 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 first two drop-off dates are Aug. 5, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Aug. 9 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. They will not...
Cranberry growers on alert as heat wave, drought sweep state
You think you’ve felt the heat over the past week? Try being a cranberry. After a week of high heat and significant drought in the southeastern part of the state, local cranberry growers are facing the potential consequences of a hot, dry July. “We’...
Family gathers to celebrate legend of the Mary Celeste
MARION — In 1872, the merchant ship Mary Celeste was found abandoned off the coast of the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean. One hundred and fifty years later, descendants of the ship’s captain, Benjamin Briggs, gathered in a Marion home last Saturday to...
Rochester beekeepers are creating a buzz
ROCHESTER — When a swarm of bees recently settled into the underhang of a Fall River house, Nettie Hopkins got a buzz from concerned residents. They wanted their uninvited guests removed. So Hopkins, who owns Nettie’s Bees in Rochester with her...
Magic, cooking classes, and concerts: Marion Council on Aging announces August schedule
MARION – Marion’s Council on Aging is rounding out the summer with a diverse lineup of events. There’s something for those interested in history, cooking, and even magic. See below for the full schedule.
Musical Concert with Tony Martin...
Mattapoisett triathletes finish strong in high heat
MATTAPOISETT – There’s bravery and then there’s running a triathlon during a heat wave. “It was actually a good day for it,” said Gerald Lanagan of Mattapoisett, who ran the Mattapoisett Lions Club Triathlon on Sunday, July 24. “It was hot, but...
NolanFest 2022 celebrates young talent
MARION – Last year, the community gathered for a memorial. This year, they made it an annual tradition. NolanFest honors the life of 15 year-old Nolan Gibbons, a young musician and Old Rochester Regional High School student from Marion who died...
Creative crafts and outdoor storytime in August schedule for Mattapoisett Library
MATTAPOISETT – The summer schedule at the Mattapoisett library is full of crafts, story time, and nursery rhymes, as they schedule programs for all ages to enjoy. On Tuesday, August 2, stop in to craft a llama from a paper plate for Craft Tuesday...
Reverend Robert Malm officiates at St. Philip’s July 31
MATTAPOISETT – St. Philip’s Episcopal Church will have a visitor next Sunday. The Rev. Robert Malm, Interim, St. Peter’s on the Canal, Buzzards Bay, MA will officiate at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 34 Water St., Mattapoisett on Sunday July 31...
Community begins fundraising to restore Ned’s Point lighthouse
MATTAPOISETT – A campaign to restore one of Mattapoisett’s historical gems is underway. The Friends of Ned’s Point Lighthouse, a nonprofit organization, is fundraising for a full restoration of the beloved lighthouse. Sal Giglia, a member of the...
Tickets available for Mattapoisett community picnic
MATTAPOISETT – Tickets are now available for The Great Community Picnic, hosted by the Mattapoisett Museum and Mattapoisett Land Trust. The picnic takes place August 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Munro Preserve on 1 Main Street, Mattapoisett. Tables, chairs...
Cushing Center open to all as heat moves in
MARION — With high heat in the forecast, The Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center, 465 Mill St., will be open to any resident who needs relief from the heat through Friday, July 22, Marion officials have announced. The center is open from 9 a.m. to...
Local aid up, area projects supported
Tri-Town communities will see an increase in local aid as part of the $52.7 billion budget for fiscal year 2023 approved July 18 by the House and Senate, according to information provided by State Rep. William Straus, D-Mattapoisett. Mattapoisett...
Owners of dog ordered euthanized appeal decision in court
WAREHAM — The owners of a dog ordered euthanized by the Marion Select Board appealed the decision in a hearing Tuesday, July 19 at Wareham District Court. Much of their argument centered around the specifics of a previous decision by the select...
Retail cannabis company presents proposal for agreement in Rochester
ROCHESTER – Representatives from cannabis company Megan’s Organic Market visited the Rochester Select Board on Monday to discuss the potential of a community host agreement. While the Select Board opted to hold off signing anything in order to take...
Poker paddle in the cards for lands trust supporters
MARION— Sippican Lands Trust will sponsor a poker paddle fund-raising event from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. Rain date is Wednesday, Aug. 10. Participants will take a paddle of about four miles that will take 90 minutes to two hours by canoe, kayak...
Congregational Church of Marion yard sale July 31
MARION — The First Congregational Church of Marion Summer Yard and Vendor Sale is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31 in the parking lot at 144 Front St. between The Marion General Store and Kate’s Simple Eats. Members of the community are...
Historical reenactors to present at society meeting
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the museum at 355 County Road. Historical re-enactors Mack and Cathy Phinney will talk about how they got involved in the activity and what it's like to be a...
Lots of events bubbling up at Mattapoisett library
MATTAPOISETT — As July comes to a close, The Mattapoisett Public Library, 7 Barstow St., features craft programs for kids and teens, story times for preschoolers and their families and a book club meeting. Events include the following:
They flipped for the pancakes at Harbor Days breakfast
MATTAPOISETT — They were hot off the griddle _ and hot sellers. More than 400 pancake breakfasts were served Sunday morning during the final days of Mattapoisett Harbor Days. The traditional summer celebration took place July 12 to 17 at Shipyard...
Got talent? The library is putting on a show
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Library is looking for local talent to participate in a talent show to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Performers must register and have their talent listed by Saturday, Aug. 6. For more information, send an...
Vacation Bible School scheduled
MARION — The First Congregational Church of Marion is hosting Vacation Bible School Aug. 15 to 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at the church community center, 28 Main St. The school is open to children who are entering kindergarten through sixth grade in the...
First full day of Harbor Days full of fun
MATTAPOISETT — The local crafts drew Alyssa Vieira of Mattapoisett to Harbor Days Saturday, as they do every year. “It’s very cool,’’ she said of the annual celebration held at Shipyard Park. “I like how small businesses can get out’’ and display...
Harbor Days fish fry made possible by community support
MATTAPOISETT – The scent of fried fish filled the air as residents made their way toward Shipyard Park for Friday evening’s Harbor Days festivities. The Mattapoisett Lions Club was serving up six-ounce pieces of breaded fish with fries, cole slaw,...
Old Colony explores water source upgrades
ROCHESTER – As Old Colony looks to expand, Superintendent Aaron Polansky is reaching out to determine how to meet the school’s water needs both now and in the future. In March, the school was accepted into the Core Program Eligibility Period, which...
Candidates night scheduled ahead of Democratic primary
The Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester Democratic Town Committees will host a Candidates’ Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 at St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 124 Front St., Marion, for the Democratic primary candidates running for state...
New suicide prevention number set, Marion officials remind public
MARION — A new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, 988, will take effect Saturday, July 16, Marion Town Administrator James McGrail, Police Chief Richard Nighelli and Fire Chief Brian Jackvony are reminding the public. The 988 dialing code...
Public input sought on Marion pedestrian safety recommendations
MARION _ The public is being asked to comment on recommendations to improve pedestrian safety in Marion. The recommendations include reducing speed limits in the village from 30 to 25 miles per hour, implementing safety zones with a speed limit of...
Voluntary outdoor water use restrictions set in Mattapoisett
MATTAPOISETT — As the SouthCoast faces significant drought conditions, Mattapoisett water users are being asked to limit outside water use to specific hours and days starting Monday, July 18, according to voluntary restrictions announced by the...
Wastewaster workshop scheduled July 20
MARION _ The next Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP) workshop will be held via Zoom at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 20. This is a workshop for select board members to address the comments and questions received at the May 23 public hearing on...
Volunteers needed to serve on Marion town boards
The Marion Select Board is seeking volunteers to serve on the following town boards and committees: Conservation Commission, one associate member Marine Resources Commission, one regular member and two alternate members Marion Affordable Housing...
Speed limit could be lowered in Marion village area
MARION — Lowering the speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour and adding a speed bump on Front Street are among the recommendations a town committee has made to slow traffic and make the village area safer for pedestrians. Those suggestions were...
Harbor Days are here again
MATTAPOISETT — Harbor Days have returned to Shipyard Park. Hosted by the Mattapoisett Lions Club and held at Shipyard Park, the popular annual celebration includes an array of food, music and crafters. The Taste of the Town kicked things off on...
Busy summer set at Taber Library
MARION — The Elizabeth Taber Library, 8 Spring St., is hosting several upcoming events. The summer reading program is underway. Participants must sign up at the library and will receive a summer reading kit, including reading logs, badge, stickers,...
Fast traffic can be fatal danger to slow-moving turtles
MARION — Wildlife officials are issuing an advisory to motorists after several diamondback terrapins, a type of turtle that is listed as a threatened species in the state, have been struck and killed by cars crossing the Weweantic Bridge, which...
Walking tours Fridays from Mattapoisett Museum
MATTAPOISETT — Walking tours will be available Fridays July 15 through Aug. 26 on Fridays at 10 a.m. at the Mattapoisett Museum, 5 Church St. Extra tours will be scheduled Saturday, July 16 during Harbor Days. Volunteer Luke Couto will be the guide...
Blessing of the Animals is paws-itive success
MATTAPOISETT – The Blessing of the Animals started with a bark. Reverend Dr. Rich Wolf was present on Saturday, July 9, at 10 a.m. to deliver blessings to beloved animals on the lawn of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. All well-behaved pets...
Teen sailor takes off from Marion Harbor to navigate the Atlantic
Just this past spring, 16-year-old Cal Currier was attending his first sailing lesson. This August, he may be the youngest person to sail across the Atlantic Ocean alone. Currier began his journey on June 27, when he set sail from the Marion Harbor...
Campfire stories, both mild and scary, to be told at library
MARION — Campfire stories, one for children and another scarier version for teens and adults, will be held July 8 and 9 at Elizabeth Taber Library, 8 Spring St., Marion. Campfire stories for kids will be read by storyteller Rona Leventhal at 6 p.m...
Genealogy roundtable July 20 at Mattapoisett library
MATTAPOISETT — A genealogy roundtable will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow St. The program is aimed at people who are curious about their family’s history, but don’t know where to start;...
Participants invited to community yard sale
The First Congregational Church of Marion Summer Yard Sale, a community wide event hosted by the church, will take place noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 31 in the parking lot at 144 Front St. between The Marion General Store and Kate’s Simple Eats...
Harbor Days are almost here
MATTAPOISETT — Mark the calendar for July 12-17 for five days of summer fun. That’s when one of Mattapoisett’s biggest events, Harbor Days, returns. Hosted by the Mattapoisett Lions Club and held at Shipyard Park, the celebration includes an array...
Tri-Town Against Racism to sponsor community conversation
ROCHESTER — Tri-Town Against Racism is hosting a Community Conversation, formerly known as a Town Hall, in person from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at Rochester Memorial School, 16 Pine St. The event will feature a question-and-answer session with...
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