Tri-Town to Honor Vets November 11


Every year, Tri-Town keeps alive the tradition of honoring its veterans and, with each passing year, it seems the events grow larger – more people turn out to pay their respects for the sacrifices their neighbors and ancestors alike have made or are making now, and the appreciation only waxes over time. This year in […] Read more »

Drama Season Hits Tabor


At Tabor, it is rare when preparations are not taking place for some type of theatrical production. Throughout the next two weeks, Tabor Academy students will be presenting two separate drama performances on campus. The first performance is The Nine Worst Breakups of All Time, a comedy that takes the audience from the times of […] Read more »

‘Oliver’ Tickets Sell Out


If the Marion Art Center had sold tickets for its annual Halloween Parade, it would have sold out of those immediately, judging by the what seemed to be over a thousand people out on the sunny afternoon of Halloween. It seems the MAC can’t avoid it these days, with its community-based events and performances that […] Read more »

Deer Strikes By Vehicles Increasing in Rochester


Rochester is abundant in wildlife, and it seems as though wild animal sightings are just about as commonplace as Rochester resident sightings. One can usually spot either a deer or two grazing across some field or a family of wild turkeys passing through a neighbor’s yard or perhaps crossing the road in front of your […] Read more »

Toadstools or Mushrooms?


On October 23 at their White Eagle property, the Sippican Lands Trust hosted a Mushroom Tour led by Wesley Price, a trained mycologist whose love for all things fungi quickly became apparent. “The largest living organism on the surface of the planet is the mushroom,” Price told the group. He also explained how mushrooms, or […] Read more »



On October 23, Mattapoisett held its fall rabies clinic at the fire station. Maybe you were there. I sure hope so. Or maybe you are keeping up with rabies inoculations through your preferred veterinarian. Either way, you’ve done your due diligence. But what you might not know is there is another layer of safety that […] Read more »

MakerSpace Offers New Skills to Students


It’s 2:45 on a Thursday afternoon, and five students are crowded around Old Rochester Regional Junior High School Technology Education teacher Scott McElroy. The students are learning more about computer-aided design by using CoreCAD, a software program meant to draft designs or technical illustrations. “They’re first rate,” McElroy says of the five boys. “They’re the […] Read more »

Where Their Ancestors Rest


On October 19, the Rochester Historical Society invited the public to join them on a tour of the historic Woodside Cemetery, peacefully situated next to the East Rochester Congregational Church on County Road. The church is the headquarters for the society, having been acquired by the organization in 2003 for the princely sum of $1. […] Read more »

Halloween Cover Contest Winner


Winning the most online votes this year in the 2016 Annual Wanderer Halloween Cover Contest was Melonie Lefter of Mattapoisett. Of all 29 entries this year, Lefter received the most votes, winning her $100 cash and her original artwork featured on this year’s Halloween edition of The Wanderer.             Lefter’s mixed media work features a […] Read more »

The Calm Before The Storm


Just as the African proverb states, “It takes a village to raise a child,” it also takes a village to prepare for natural disasters. On October 13, the Town of Mattapoisett, in partnership with the EPA, FEMA, and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), rolled out its multi-departmental emergency plans. The presentation was held in […] Read more »