Hayden Bergeron: An Inspiring Youth

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During the long summer months, students who have moved home from school often have trouble filling their free time. The phrase, “Mom, I’m bored” is the most frequent one to land upon parents’ ears around this time of year. But there is one local youth local who decided to take matters into his own hands […] Read more »

Marion’s Oldest Resident Honored

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One Marion woman has just been recognized as the Town of Marion’s oldest resident – and she has the Boston Post Cane to prove it. Margaret Nye, born on March 1, 1916, sat like a celebrity in her recliner in the living room of her Converse Road home on July 19, surrounded by family, members […] Read more »

The Mystery of the Mattapoisett Ring

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Have you heard the one about the woman who found the gold wedding band on the beach in Mattapoisett? We have, too – over and over. Back in April, a woman’s post about a gold wedding band with an inscription bearing the initials of the couple and the date 7-5-52 started popping up in people’s […] Read more »

The Summer Job

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As an enterprising kid, I was always looking for and finding ways to make a little money. Whether it was doing errands for a neighbor, collecting bottles (before the advent of aluminum cans), or simply searching for forgotten change in phone booths (for those of you who remember such a thing), the urge to get […] Read more »

For the Love of Movement

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On a recent perfect summer morning, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library hosted a children’s program like no other. Kay Alden presented a free program that included movement, math, science and fun, titled ‘The Science of Popcorn.’ Alden describes herself as a ‘life dancer.’ Her impressive credentials in dance and movement include earning in 1966 a […] Read more »

Levinsons Love the BB Music Fest

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This week, I had the rare opportunity of hosting world-renowned musicians in my home in Marion. Gary Levinson plays a Stradivari violin and serves as concertmaster for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. His wife, Baya Kakouberi, is a recording artist and classical pianist trained in Russia. In preparation for this year’s Buzzards Bay Music Festival, the […] Read more »

The Tantalizing Tastes of Mattapoisett

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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 »

Fantastic Marion Art Center Fundraiser

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A full moon and ideal weather united perfectly on Friday evening for the Marion Art Center’s annual cocktail party fundraiser. Adding to the night’s perfection, the event was held at a private waterfront home that was complete with a large white tent under which there was plenty of great food, wonderful music, and a terrific […] Read more »

On a Mission

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“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

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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 »