Imagine, if you can, a shark 20 feet long, hundreds of pounds of muscle and bones, and whose brain has developed over eons of time for one purpose and one purpose alone – to hunt. That is the job of sharks across the globe regardless of their size. And the mere utterance of the word […] Read more »

RMS Hosts 23rd Annual Concert


It’s an amazing sound when you put together 150 music students who have studied their musical scores, practiced endless hours, and pay close attention to their instructors. And so it was on June 10 when Rochester Memorial School hosted the 23rd annual summer concert, a syncopated collaboration between this local school and the elementary schools […] Read more »

Keel Awards


The Wanderer is pleased to announce that we are soliciting nominations for our 21st annual “Wanderer Keel Awards.” The yearly community service honor – which is presented to one Tri-Town resident from each of the three central towns in our circulation area – will be announced in our July 28 edition, and each winner will […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Students Honor the American Flag


The vision of the American flag waving and swaying in the sky can swell the heart on a day like Tuesday, June 14, which has for 100 years now been observed as Flag Day. And with Americans still reeling from tragedy over the weekend, the flag at Center School in Mattapoisett still at half-mast, students […] Read more »

A Farewell to the Class of 2016


Eighteen years of hard work and dedication to education boiled down to one two-hour ceremony on June 4 – the day seniors walked across the football field to proudly accept their diplomas. The week before graduation was full of festivities and celebration for the seniors, kicking off with prom on Tuesday, May 31. Promenade began […] Read more »

A Fully Imagined Life


As it turns out, Dad had a very active imagination. You’d never suspect that if you met him, attired as he always was in a uniform of matching Dickies work shirts and pants, argyle socks, and dark gum-soled shoes. He never left the house without a baseball cap or a winter cap, if the season […] Read more »

Art Blooms At the Marion Art Center


The Marion Art Center is a well-known and much-loved cultural venue that over many decades has hosted light-hearted musicals to serious works of art and nearly everything in between. The building itself is a treasure – a historical and architectural gem in the heart of Marion. On the evening of June 3, the center hosted […] Read more »

A Night of ‘Sciencing at RMS’


You don’t need to be of elementary school age to ponder the mysteries of the Universe, such as, which type of gum keeps its flavor the longest: regular or sugar-free? You can still be an adult and enjoy the sensory experience of making a model of a volcano spill and fizz by dumping a packet […] Read more »

ACO: Bear Sighting Likely a Fisher Cat


There has been some recent buzz on Facebook about possible bear sightings on North Street and River Road in Mattapoisett, but nothing yet has confirmed the presence of a bear in the area, at least according to Animal Control Officer Kathy Massey. “I haven’t seen it,” said Massey on June 6. She suspects that residents […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Remembers – Memorial Day 2016


The tropical rains washed away the traditional Memorial Day Parade in Mattapoisett on May 30, but not the ceremony remembering the veterans. That part of the day’s events was moved inside to Center School’s gymnasium where speakers gave voice to what lay on people’s hearts: honoring veterans. Although the theme of this year’s celebration was […] Read more »