It has been a spring season scented with lily of the valley, lilacs, and freshly mowed grass, while being colorized by red tulips, brilliant yellow daffodils, and deep purple columbine. It is the spring we dreamed of in January and February as our gardening hearts were in the deep freeze. You’d think that nothing could […] Read more »

3D Printer Arrives at ORR


If you walk into Tom Norris’ technology classroom at Old Rochester Regional High School these days, you’ll likely see a student or two hovered over an 8x8x8-inch gray cube lit from within making some random, non-rhythmic robotic noises. What you would see before you is the future of technology at ORR in the form of […] Read more »

Students Hope to Send Principal to the Roof


The night of June 18 could prove to be one heck of a night at Center School for the students and one brave staff member who put a good night’s sleep on the line to alleviate hunger in the community. The students at Center School and Old Hammondtown have been collecting canned goods for the […] Read more »

Medieval Tournament Not a Spectator Event


This past Sunday, June 7, a group of Renaissance and medieval history enthusiasts donned their gowns and shiny armor, and brought their bows and arrows, swords, and axes to a farm in Rochester for the 2015 Baronial Thrown Weapons and Archery Championship. The event, held by The Society for Creative Anachronism, was far from just […] Read more »

St. Gabriel’s Fundraising


On Thursday, May 28 the St. Gabriel’s students gathered at the Fairhaven Animal Shelter to present Animal Control Officer Kelly Massey with a check for $1,727, one-third of their total cash fundraising efforts. The students visited with the cats and dogs currently housed at the shelter, and learned about how their donation would help provide […] Read more »

Scientist/Children’s Book Author Visits OHS


Loree Griffin Burns knew when she was a young student that she loved science – and writing – and on June 1 she shared her passion for both of her life’s callings with sixth grade students at Old Hammondtown School, highlighting her book Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion. The story […] Read more »

Chemistry of Tie Dye


The Marion Natural History Museum’s last afterschool program of this school year featured “Chemistry of Tie Dye” with Chemist Jessica Robidoux and coordinated by Dr. William (Toby) Dills of UMass Dartmouth’s Chemistry Department.  The Museum wishes to thank Ms. Robidoux, Dr. Dills, and all the many volunteers who showed up to help with the program. […] Read more »

Spring Concert at Rochester Memorial School


The night of May 28 was the Spring Concert at Rochester Memorial School. The band and chorus entertained a cafetorium full of family and friends, who especially liked the band’s rendition of “Happy.” Photos by Jean Perry   Read more »

Lost Ladybug Project


Guided by Loree Griffin Burns, children headed out on May 30 from Plumb Library to search for ladybugs to photograph and document for the Lost Ladybug Project. In all, the kids found five ladybugs. The event was funded by a MOBY grant and organized by the RMS PTOs, the RLT, Kathy Gauvin at ORR, and […] Read more »

MLT Hosts “Stranding” Lecture


After a glorious morning walking their newest nature trail, feasting on potluck in the Friends community room and holding a brief annual meeting, Gary Johnson, outgoing president of the Mattapoisett Land Trust, introduced Kathy Zagzebski, executive director of the National Marine Wildlife Center. Zagzebski was on a mission – a mission to educate humans on […] Read more »