Gardens by the Sea

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What better way to celebrate another breathtaking summer on Buzzards Bay than a walking tour of some of the most exquisite local gardens? On Friday, July 11 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church and the Garden Club of Marion, Massachusetts will present the ‘Gardens by the Sea’ at a gathering that […] Read more »

Shoe Donations Stir Ripples of Kindness

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After seeing a commercial back in May featuring orphans who had no shoes on their feet, ten-year old Emma Levasseur was inspired to collect new pairs of shoes for orphans around the world who have never known the feeling of putting their feet into a brand new pair of sneakers. She started by placing a […] Read more »

At The Back Of The Pack

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The weather threatened a hurricane off the coast. It circled oppressively and storm fog rolled in from the brewing sea. But, forecasters had promised the worst would hold off until later in the afternoon – the race was on. About 13 years ago, I made my second attempt at Mattapoisett’s 4th of July Road Race. […] Read more »

“Down by the Bay” in Mattapoisett

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The Mattapoisett Women’s Club biannual garden tour on June 28 titled “Down by the Bay” featured nine gardens situated along the waters of Buzzards Bay. It was a glorious day for a tour of the area’s finest gardens, some featuring unique sculptures, unusual trees, and beds to attract hummingbirds and finches. Photos by Felix Perez Read more »

The Memory Keeper

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Museum Curator Elizabeth Hutchinson knew that the documents, bits and pieces, articles of clothing, and pictures from the police and fire departments held memories. The community responded to those memory keepers on June 26. On that evening, the front and back doors of the Mattapoisett Historical Society Museum were flung wide open. With music playing […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Road Race: a Rainy Success

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In 1971, just fifteen runners registered at Shipyard Park for the first annual Mattapoisett Road Race. Now, 43 years later, this race has become a Fourth of July tradition with more than 1,000 participants from all over the country. Despite the impending tropical storm of last Friday, this year was no exception. With rain clouds […] Read more »

4th of July Parade Worth the Wait

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The cool, post-Hurricane Arthur breeze was a welcomed factor in Marion’s July 5th 4th of July Parade, postposed because of the heavy rains the day before. Hundreds turned out to line the streets in Marion Center and along the parade route that looped around the center of Town. Photos by Jean Perry Read more »

Marion Mile Returns

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The Marion Mile began again on June 24 with 100 runners. Chris Adams, a Cross Country Coach, Track Coach, and Spanish Teacher at Tabor, coordinates the weekly Marion Mile races each summer. The races are held every Tuesday night during the summer at 6:30 pm and have become a weekly routine for some of the […] Read more »

Memorial Cruise Has Record Turnout

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Over one hundred people enjoyed a two-hour cruise out of New Bedford on the 85-foot MV Cuttyhunk for the annual Charles A. R. Pickles Memorial Cruise on Saturday evening. The event’s proceeds go to the Charles A. Pickles Beacon of Light Scholarship Fund at Community Boating of New Bedford, which offers scholarships to children who […] Read more »

Traditional Tri-Town Independence Day

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Editor’s Note: Due to the forecast for rain most events schedule for July 4th have been rescheduled, see this post for more information: http://www.wanderer.com/news/marion-july-4th-events-postponed/   There will not be any fireworks in Marion this year, but there are still fun things to do in Tri-Town on July 4 and throughout the holiday weekend. For fireworks, […] Read more »