Author Talk at the Elizabeth Taber Library

Taber Library

Join us at the Elizabeth Taber Library on Thursday, July 31 at 6:30 pm, for a book reading, discussion, and signing with Deborah Doucette, author of The Forgotten Roses. Deborah Doucette began her writing career as a free-lance journalist subsequently writing the non-fiction book Raising Our Children’s Children: Room In The Heart. Her novel, The […] Read more »

Summer Members Art Show is Back


The Members’ Art Shows, which take place twice a year in winter and in summer, are Marion Art Center Executive Director Deborah Bokelkamp’s favorite annual shows at the MAC. “The members’ shows have always been a big part of what we do,” said Bokelkamp at the July 19 opening reception for the exhibition. “It always […] Read more »

Businesses Prevail Through ZBA Hearings


Mattapoisett’s Zoning Board of Appeals heard only two applications during the July 18 meeting, but both pushed Mattapoisett further into the 21st century than ever before. The meeting for just two applications also took a fair amount of time, nearly four hours. When everything was said and done, these businesses received what they came for […] Read more »

Where Houses Speak


He warned us that he’d jump from current day to many centuries prior, so we strapped on our virtual seat belts and began our journey. Speaking almost without pause except when passersby cheerily greeted him with a “Good to see you,” Seth Mendell transported us during his walking tour of Mattapoisett. This special event was […] Read more »

Can I get a volunteer

Ladies and Gentlemen, can I get a volunteer? When we hear these words it brings us back to a magic show or the circus or perhaps a performance at the New England aquarium. In my younger years, I attended such a show and did raise my hand to be part of the sea lion performance. […] Read more »

ORR Class of 1965


A committee of the Old Rochester Regional High Class of 1965 has started planning their fifty-year reunion in the summer of 2015. If you graduated from ORRHS in 1965, please email your current address to as well as any current addresses of classmates and teachers with which you have kept in touch. It’s been […] Read more »

Committee Tours Town House, Envisions its Future


From basement to bell tower, members of the Town House Study Committee examined, explored, and envisioned the future of the Town’s beloved landmark on July 17 during a tour of some of the unseen and mostly undisturbed corners of the old Marion Town House. The committee, meeting for its second time, began with a tour […] Read more »

Hayden Bergeron: An Inspiring Youth


During the long summer months, students who have moved home from school often have trouble filling their free time. The phrase, “Mom, I’m bored” is the most frequent one to land upon parents’ ears around this time of year. But there is one local youth local who decided to take matters into his own hands […] Read more »

Taste of the Town

Dear Editor: A colossal thank you is offered to all the wonderful members of the Mattapoisett Women’s Club who gave generously of their time and energy to make the Taste of the Town a magnificent event and success. We appreciated the cooperation, dedication and time members took away from family and friends to unselfishly reach […] Read more »

Free Movie: Last Tuesday of the Month


The Book Thief (PG-13, 2 hr. 10 min.) is playing at the Mattapoisett Senior Center, Center School, 17 Barstow Street, on Tuesday, July 29 at 12:00 noon. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging (formally known as the Friends of the Elderly), the movie is free. You get two pizza slices for […] Read more »