Prepare to be Autism-Aware


Is it Autism Awareness Month again already? Hurry! Grab the blue light bulbs! Find a clean blue shirt! Where is that damned puzzle piece ribbon lapel pin? Who took my vehicle magnet? It’s that time of year again when The Wanderer cover page displays that little puzzle piece ribbon you sometimes see around on minivan […] Read more »

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!


Everyone picks the road they must travel upon, and the Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club chose one paved with yellow brick. The club will perform The Wizard of Oz this Thursday through Saturday, March 31 to April 2, starting at 7:30 pm. There will also be a Sunday matinee on April 3, scheduled […] Read more »

Easter Egg Fun


Saturday was a picture perfect day at Veteran’s Park in Mattapoisett for the Lions Club’s annual Easter egg hunt. Dozens of children made the dash to collect their fair share of Easter candy and enjoyed an afternoon of popping bubbles by the lighthouse with entertainer Vinny Lovegrove. Photos by Colin Veitch   Read more »

Two Running for Selectman in Rochester


Rochester voters will have a choice in at least one of the races in the April 13 election, with two names on the ballot seeking one seat on the Board of Selectmen. Incumbent Bradford Morse, a cranberry farmer, will seek his fourth elected term on the Board of Selectmen while former selectman and current Planning […] Read more »

Like The Tiny Mustard Seed


Little Sophia Crippin of Marion has big ideas. She may not recognize or understand just how big her ideas are, but like the parable of the tiny mustard seed, her idea is growing into something quite big. Sophia’s aunt Jess Solimini of Marion has been on two mission trips to Haiti with Love in Motion, […] Read more »

Night Train From Wickford


You took the night train from Wickford. I knew you would. We had discussed it without saying anything out loud. I knew you were going when your eyes moved under closed lids as I told you I was there and everything was okay, you could go if you wanted to. We had done everything you […] Read more »

Brothers to Run Marathon for Mom


Deborah Bullerjahn of Marion loved to run. If there was a marathon, she would run it. Her running shoes hit the ground and kicked up the dust on all seven continents, including Antarctica for a marathon that just didn’t feel like the full 26.21875 miles, so she returned again to run it another year. Nothing […] Read more »

Habitat for Humanity House Becomes a Home


On the warm, but breezy day of March 19, the Liggerio family stood on the porch of their new house, watching in amazement as a throng of people filed in and out. Josh, Christina, daughter Hailey, 9, and son Keagan, 6, celebrated the completion of their Wareham Road home with a flock of well-wishers and […] Read more »

A Hundred Four-Leaf Clovers


Some things in life there never seem to be enough of: hours in the day, money, vacation, coffee, romance. For me, there is one thing in particular I never seem to run out of. Call it luck, call it coincidence, call it just plain spooky. However you consider it, I have the knack for finding […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Firefighters Climb for MS


On any given day, firefighters may be faced with life or death situations. They may find themselves in environments that demand everything their bodies, minds, and souls can give. The importance of having bodies that can handle the physicality of being firefighters can’t be understated. Pulling hoses, running towards an emergency, carrying heavy equipment or, […] Read more »