St. Rose of Lima Chicken Barbecue

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The St. Rose of Lima Parish in Rochester will hold their 51st Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, June 22, beginning at noon. This day of family fun begins with St. Rose of Lima’s tasty and ever-popular chicken dinner prepared on their open barbecue pits. The menu includes half a chicken with cranberry sauce, corn, potato, roll, […] Read more »

Marion Resident to Play at JazzFest

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Marion resident, Marcus Monteiro, will be performing at New Bedford JazzFest 2014 on Saturday, June 14 with his quartet, the MonteiroBots. This dynamic young saxophonist began studying his instrument in the fifth grade when his parents found an old saxophone at a yard sale. Although he had expressed a desire to study the piano, 10-year […] Read more »

Rochester Girl Collects Shoes for Orphans

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One day, 10 year-old Emma Levasseur was watching television in her home in Rochester when she saw something that made her stop and think. It was a commercial that came on about a school that was holding a shoe drive to collect new shoes and socks for millions of orphans around the globe that do […] Read more »

Bishop Stang High School Celebrates Graduation

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Bishop Stang High School will hold its 52nd commencement on Sunday, June 1 at 2:00 pm in the Bishop Stang John C. O’Brien Gymnasium. Most Reverend George W. Coleman, S.T.L., Bishop of Fall River, will preside at the graduation of the 156 members of the Class of 2014 who earned almost $24 million in grants […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Road Race: What Does it Take?

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The Mattapoisett Road Race is a huge undertaking whose success depends on the support of so many people. In addition to volunteers, the Road Race Committee, and the runners it is essential to have financial support from numerous sources. Ordering and printing over 1,000 shirts does not happen in a vacuum along with ordering supplies […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Land Trust Grants

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The Mattapoisett Land Trust is pleased to announce that it has recently received word of two foundation grants to be used for the acquisition of the 22-acre Downey property on Mattapoisett Neck Road. The grants from the Sheehan Family Foundation and the Fields Pond Foundation of $5,000 and $10,000 respectively will help significantly in meeting […] Read more »

SHS and ETL Lecture Presentation

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On Friday, June 13 at 7:00 pm, the public is invited to the Marion Music Hall, as historian Gary Sousa presents The Civil Rights Act – Fifty Years Later. In 1964, Congress passed Public Law 88-352 (78 Stat. 241), the groundbreaking legislation commonly known as the Civil Rights Act. The Act forbids discrimination on the […] Read more »

Focus on Fitness at RMS

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Smiling faces beneath sunny skies, Rochester Memorial School was the setting May 30 for a day of outdoor fun and fitness during the Miles for Memorial Annual Fitness Challenge. With soccer, Frisbee, hula-hoops, and dance parties, kids were in constant motion everywhere you looked and one could hear music, laughter, and cheering from every corner […] Read more »

Tapestry of Innovation

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The Marion Art Center announces that it will host an exhibition entitled “Tapestry of Innovation” from Friday, June 6 until Saturday, July 12. The exhibition will feature the diverse work of three award-winning artists from Rhode Island: contemporary basket maker Arlene K. McGonagle; printmaker Carol Strause FitzSimonds; and the watercolor paintings of Susan E. Patterson. […] Read more »