Walking in a Winter Wonderland


The Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Rochester Land hosted a joint walk at the Olde Field Farm property on the afternoon of Sunday, February 23. Hikers walked through the pinewood trails and through the frozen wetlands surrounding the Mattapoisett River, looking for animal tracks in the snow and admiring the natural beauty Rochester has to […] Read more »

The Science of Scent


One of the strongest memories I can recall is the delicate scent of my newborn baby – 42.5 years ago. I’m trusting that many of you will recall a similar sensory reaction when you held your babies. That mixture of just washed soft newborn baby, sweet milk, and Johnson’s powder seems to mix into a […] Read more »

Legally Blonde: The Musical


Megane Mongrain playing Elle Woods and Matthew Tracy who plays her Harvard-bound boyfriend, Warner Huntington III in ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’, running from February 20 through 22 at 7:30pm in the Fireman Auditorium, Hoyt Hall, Tabor Academy. Photos by Felix Perez.   Read more »

Getting a Taste of World Hunger


Malnutrition is the leading cause of child mortality, accounting for one-third of all deaths worldwide of children under the age of five. One in eight people on Earth goes to bed hungry every night according to Oxfam, an international confederation of 17 organizations that work together to help create lasting solutions to the injustice of […] Read more »

Vera’s Errand Girl


There are things that are so pressed into one’s memory they become part of your arms, your legs, the nose you smell with, the tongue you taste with, a touch of skin that is never forgotten. Those memories swirl in the cold of a cloistered winter morning that slides into late afternoon before you realize […] Read more »

Students Break Legs in Legally Blonde


It was only a Saturday rehearsal, but already the stage was shining brightly, lit by the talent at Tabor Academy, as students continue to prepare for the opening night of Legally Blonde: The Musical, running from February 20through 22. The talent is bright and new, literally, with 30 of the 41 actors taking to the […] Read more »

ORRJHS Raises Awareness


At the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School on February 13, guests of the Oxfam fundraising banquet got a taste of world hunger when they symbolically experienced the inequitable distribution of wealth and resources during a dinner of either just rice, rice or beans, or a full meal of rice, beans, and baked fish, determined […] Read more »

A Raptor-ous Evening


Have you ever looked into the deep, black, bottomless eyes of a Barn Owl? How about being stared down by a powerful Peregrine Falcon? Chances are, you’ve never even been close enough to make eye contact with one of these solitary birds of prey – that is, unless you were at the Marion Natural History […] Read more »

Sippican Students Show they have Heart


February 7 was National Wear Red Day, and the students at the Sippican School assembled for their monthly all-school meeting decked out in red in support of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” raising awareness of the threat of heart disease for women. Sippican students raised a whopping $1,025 for the American Heart […] Read more »

Adventures of a First-Time Blood Donor


When was the last time you did something for the first time? Life is hallmarked by a number of “firsts,” and as we get older we take our experience and wisdom for granted. We get comfortable. Been there, done that. I recently had a “first” that on the spontaneous side was something I hadn’t ever […] Read more »