On a Mission


“I didn’t know what to expect,” said Patricia Berry, a member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Berry, along with her 11 year-old daughter and 21 other church members – none of whom had even gone on a mission trip like this one before – spent a week in June doing mission work in Appalachia. In […] Read more »

The Tantalizing Tastes of Mattapoisett


It is one of the most important fundraising events for the Mattapoisett Women’s Club, and just the sort of exemplary event one would expect to see on a summer evening on the seaside of Mattapoisett. July 15 was the time for the annual Taste of the Town beneath the great white canopy tent at Shipyard […] Read more »

Arts in the Park is Ever Popular


Arts in the Park goers enjoyed a picture perfect day in Marion Center. Local artists exhibited their work at Bicentennial Park on Saturday, sponsored by The Marion Art Center. Photos by Jean Perry   Read more »

Herring Population Growth a Good Sign


Alewives Anonymous is excited about a 156 percent increase in the number of herring during this year’s annual herring migration count. This year, the group counted 55,429 alewives (herring) in the Mattapoisett River, almost 34,000 more fish than the 2013 count of 21,613. “We don’t have any explanation for such a large increase,” said Benner […] Read more »

Harbor Days Continues to Evolve


Harbor Days, the quintessential Mattapoisett summer tradition, is almost here and the Mattapoisett Lions Club has been planning this summer’s event since way back in September, trying to come up with fun ideas and new ways to fill Shipyard Park with food, fun, and summertime entertainment. “We’ve got a ton of new stuff,” said Donald […] Read more »

Gardens by the Sea


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


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


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


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


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 »