Bird Island Trip

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Many thanks to Isaac Perry and Paul Hyde of Marion’s Harbormaster department for another informative trip to Bird Island. The Marion Natural History after-school group heard about the history of the lighthouse and the important role the island itself plays in the life history of endangered terns. Read more »

Halloween Season!

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It’s that time of year again, and we’re very excited. Starting this week, we will be publishing the entries for our Annual Scary Story contest, and they are really great. We’ll also be holding a Halloween photo contest on Facebook; you can email your favorite Halloween photo to support@wanderer.com. Deadline for entry is November 2, […] Read more »

Fall Lapsit Program at Taber Library

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The Fall Lapsit Program for babies kicked off on October 7 at the Taber Library in Marion. Babies and their caregivers enjoy 20 minutes of stories and 20 minutes of social time. Children’s Librarian Rosemary Gray delighted five happy babies with some peekaboo, short stories such as Where is Baby’ Belly Button, and songs like […] Read more »

Tutoring Program Life-Changing for ORR Students

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Old Rochester Regional High School takes pride in its full-inclusion program for special education students, avoiding segregating them from their peers by providing appropriate academic and social supports throughout the day as students attend regular education classes. Placing students with special needs into substantially separate classrooms is simply not the philosophy at ORR, says Heather […] Read more »

Marion Fire Department Open House

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The Marion Fire Department Open House on October 5 made fire prevention and fire safety fire truckloads of fun with Sparky the Fire Dog, bucket rides in the ladder truck, and family-oriented activities. Fire Prevention Week this year is from October 5-11. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

Fire Prevention Week a National Tradition

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This year’s Open House at the Marion Fire Department on October 5 was inextinguishable fun for dozens of Tri-Town children and their families. Who doesn’t love a chance to high-five Sparky the Fire Dog, practice putting out a real fire with a fire extinguisher, or a ride in the bucket of the ladder truck lifting […] Read more »

2014 Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

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Over 150 cyclists celebrated the beauty of the Buzzards Bay area on October 5 during the 2014 Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride that passed through Rochester at Eastover Farm. A 75-mile ride to raise fund and awareness of the BBC started at Horseneck Beach in Westport all went all the way to Falmouth, and the half-route […] Read more »

Hike The New Bedford Waterworks

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This installment of Take a Hike was the hike that almost wasn’t. I have confessed in the past that I am a forest freak, but sometimes the “freak” turns into a forest “freak-out” like it did recently in the middle of the New Bedford Waterworks. Even a nature enthusiast has a bad day in the […] Read more »

The Halloween Contests Are Here!

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Are you ready for some spooktacular fun? Dust off the cobwebs and sharpen those scary pencils. Once again, The Wanderer is hosting three Halloween contests to get you into the Halloween spirit! • Contest 1 – The Halloween Story Contest – Write a story, and maybe even win a prize! During the month of October, […] Read more »

Meeting John Adams

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George Baker starred as John Adams on September 25 before an audience at the Marion Music Hall during Baker’s presentation entitled “Meet John Adams – A Witty and Revolutionary Conversation with America’s Second President.” Baker dressed in full period costume and assumed the personality of Adams, sharing his views on the nation, his family life, […] Read more »