And the Winner is…

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The 85th Academy Awards have come and gone, and so has The Wanderer’s Annual Oscars Picks Contest. This year, we had an impressive 117 entries, of which over 45 people choose five out of the six winners correctly.  But in the end, the only person to choose all six correctly was D. Adam Kirby of […] Read more »

Ocean Navigator’s Celestial Navigation Seminar

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Celestial navigation has an undeserved reputation for being difficult, but can be learned in a weekend. It provides sailors with a great deal of self-reliance — a big part of offshore sailing — and can be a lifesaving skill when your power or instruments fail. It’s time to improve your fundamental seamanship skills. Join the […] Read more »

Departments Lauded for Storm Response

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The Rochester Board of Selectmen met Monday evening and spent a good deal of time discussing snowstorm Nemo and commending multiple different departments within the town for their teamwork during the storm. “All of us will agree that this was a very difficult storm for this town,” said Richard LeCamera of the board.  “At least […] Read more »

Irene M. (Lewis) Huggins

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Irene M. (Lewis) Huggins, 95, of Mattapoisett died Tuesday February  19, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a period of declining health. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late John and Mary Christabel  (Azevedo) Lewis, she lived in Mattapoisett for most of her life. Mrs. Huggins was formerly employed by the Continental Screw […] Read more »

ORR to Present ‘Oklahoma!’

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Oklahoma! An American classic…the story, based on “Green Grow the Lilacs” by Lynn Riggs, revolves around two triangles of characters. Laurey (Madelyn Pellegrino) is a self assured farm girl who is pursued by two men who love her; the clean-cut, song-singing, cowman, Curly (Max Houk) and the moody and mysterious farm-hand, Jud Fry (Daniel Donohue.) […] Read more »

Richard H. Simcock

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Richard H. Simcock, 95 of Marion died February 23, 2013 at Royal Cape  Cod Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Gertrude M. (Bickford) Simcock. Born in Newton, MA, the son of the late John and Hannah C. (Hurley)  Simcock, he lived in Westwood for 30 years while summering in Marion  for many […] Read more »

Seek Help for Depression Says COA

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All seats were filled at a lecture on depression held at the Mattapoisett Council on Aging on Tuesday afternoon. The talk is part of a monthly series sponsored by the COA. “By 2020, depression will be second only to heart disease as a cause of disability as estimated by the World Health Organization,” said Mary […] Read more »

Relay For Life of Tri-Town

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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Tri-Town is holding its next Team Meeting 2013 season on Wednesday, February 27 at 6:00pm at the Old Rochester Regional High School Library located at 135 Marion Road, Mattapoisett. Relay For Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society. It is a fun-filled, overnight event that mobilizes […] Read more »

Two Special Building Permits Approved

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On Thursday night, the Mattapoisett Zoning Board unanimously approved two separate appeals for special building permits on Mattapoisett properties. The first appeal to be approved was for Michael and Suzanne Clancy of 5 Woodbine Road in Mattapoisett.  The plan is to demolish the single-family residence, which was built in 1947, and to build a new […] Read more »

Fundraiser Fun for All

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The Blizzard Relief Fundraiser held at Old Hammondtown School on Friday was a huge success. The cafeteria was filled to capacity and the crowd had a great time with food, music and friends.   Photos by Paul Lopes     Read more »