Alternative Offerings, Alternative Outcomes


Arranging the delicate prayer bead bracelets into small groups on the worn, wooden table, Johanna Duponte-Williams handled each one with care, like dainty diamonds that had no price to measure their worth. To Williams, they truly are priceless little trinkets, each one fashioned by the tiny fingers of children whose futures are as bright as […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Veteran’s Day Ceremony


Mattapoisett came out to support its veterans on Veteran’s Day at Old Hammondtown School. Guest Speaker U.S Army LTC Todd Johnson spoke about “service” and how it brings us all together as Americans. Photos by Jean Perry Read more »

Holderness Day


If one were to step on the Tabor Academy campus this week, they would experience a very spirited atmosphere. The halls are filled with spirit week costumes, athletes are having difficult practices and, most of all, Tabor pride is everywhere as the school gears up for Holderness Day. Similarly, the Holderness School is filled with […] Read more »

Marion COA Offers Senior Watch Program


For a senior citizen living alone, sometimes the U.S. postal carrier might be their daily single point of contact with another person. Because of this, mail carriers often watch out for signs that may indicate there is something wrong at the residence of an elderly person. The Marion Council on Aging, with the assistance of […] Read more »

Tri-Town Veteran’s Day Events


Tri-Town remembers its veterans on November 11 with two big events scheduled in Marion and Mattapoisett, both beginning at 11:00 am. The Town of Marion will honor “hometown boy” retired Navy Captain Robert E. Ellis, a Bronze Star recipient with Combat “V” for Valor in Vietnam, who graduated from Sippican School and Tabor Academy. Ellis […] Read more »

2014 Senior Citizens Art Contest


  Five Rochester artists were recently recognized in the 2014 Senior Citizens Art Contest run by the Commonwealth of MA.  The theme of the competition was “We Celebrate Massachusetts Cities and Towns.”   Betty Beaulieu, Doreen Grover, Betty DeVincent,  Janet Smith-Flaherty and Helen Johnson won awards for their watercolor paintings.  152 seniors from across the state participated […] Read more »

Investigating Leaf Biology


  The Marion Natural History Museum’s afterschool group investigated leaf biology and what happens to a tree in the fall in New England.  The students also had a chance to use a dissecting microscope to get a close look, made a leaf press and worked on other crafts to take home.  Many thanks to the […] Read more »

Cranberry Harvest at “The Bogs”


Perfect weather brought out the young and the young at heart to the second annual cranberry harvest at “The Bogs” on Acushnet Road in Mattapoisett, a Buzzards Bay Coalition property. The retired bog acreage is slowly returning to meadows and woodlands. But for now cranberries continue to grow giving the do-it-yourself harvester a chance to […] Read more »

The Last Halloween Story


Here it is: The last story in our Halloween Story Contest. To continue the suspense just a little further, we won’t tell you who won until after this story, where there is also a list of all the authors. Thank you to everyone who entered! The Wanderer will also be holding a special Facebook Halloween […] Read more »

Marion Halloween Parade 2014

The annual parade officially kicked off the trick or treating in Marion this afternoon. Costumes of every shape and kind delighted the spectators in the village. Read more »