Super Duper Summer Fair

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The First Congregational Church of Marion held their Super Duper Summer Fair on Saturday drawing dozens of fans who enjoyed the food, music and fun. Photos by Felix Perez.     Read more »

SHS and Marion COA Movie Series

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The public is invited to enjoy Sippican Historical Society and Marion Council on Aging’s summertime collaboration: Merchant Ivory Matinees. Beginning on Wednesday, July 31 and continuing over the following three weeks, the organizations will present a selection of Merchant Ivory’s most popular films. The selection for July 31 is The Bostonians. Based on Henry James’ […] Read more »

Natural History Museum Summer Update

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After more than two decades of natural history programming, the Marion Natural History Museum’s Summer Program is one of the most well-known and well-regarded in the South Coast. Children from across the country visit us each summer and participate in the program. The programs are designed to be small groups, and registration is limited to […] Read more »

And on the Seventh Day

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For nearly everyone, there is one day of the week that is special, set aside for activities other than work, school and demands from the outside world. As thinking beings whose lives are often dictated by the demands of industry and commerce, not to mention child and eldercare, we need that space to just be. […] Read more »

Quakers Plan Two Sales

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Mattapoisett Friends Meeting will hold two sales in the next three months to raise much-needed funds for the restoration of the interior of the historic 1827 Quaker Meeting House on Route 6 (103 Marion Road). Vendors for either sale, planned for August 17 and October 12, can reserve space by paying in advance. Limited inside […] Read more »

Tri-Town Graduates and Awards

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Emily Blachly of Mattapoisett graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Master of Science degree in secondary education of students who are deaf or hard of hearing from RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf in the spring 2013 quarter. Katherine Jean Delaney and Lilli V. Paknis of Marion qualified for the University of […] Read more »

Blood Bank Needs Type O Blood

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The Southcoast Blood Bank at St. Luke’s Hospital is in urgent need of Type O blood and asks the community to donate blood to help build up the supply. Type O blood is used in emergency situations when the blood type of the patient is unknown. In the summer, people are more active, which leads […] Read more »

Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path

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What makes a “Bicycle Friendly Community”? Come to our Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path meeting to find out. We will meet at 6:30 pm onTuesday, August 13 at the Mattapoisett Free Library, 8 Barstow Street. We need a core group of volunteers to work on this nationally recognized designation. If you can’t come, but […] Read more »

MAC Plein Air Workshop

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The Marion Art Center will host a two-day plein air watercolor workshop taught by artist Arthur Kvarnstrom on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25. The cost of the two-day workshop is $300. Materials are not included. There will be a 5-person minimum and a 12-person maximum for the workshop. Those attending the workshop will […] Read more »

A Few of Ellen Flynn’s Favorite Things

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It’s fitting that Ellen Flynn, a poet and retired librarian, finds inspiration in Mattapoisett by watching the sea and walking the wooded trails, because she is a force of nature. Taken together, Flynn’s contributions are humbling to behold: Between her time in Mattapoisett during the Seventies and since her return in the early 2000s, she […] Read more »