Tinkhamtown Chapel Christmas Tradition Lives On


Ever since she was a little girl, Gail Roberts has participated in an almost sacred local tradition at the Tinkhamtown Chapel in Mattapoisett. For decades, for as long as she can remember, Roberts’ family Christmas included the annual Christmas carol sing at the tiny chapel, welcoming all to gather their families together and pass an […] Read more »

Marion Natural History Museum


The Marion Natural History Museum after school group enjoyed a close-up look at a model of a harbor seal last Wednesday. The museum borrowed the seal from the Buzzards Bay Coalition for the day, and we had fun exploring what makes a harbor seal such a successful resident of Marion waters, and learning about the […] Read more »

Marion Tot Taps in Solo Performance


Standing a mere 3 feet and maybe a few inches, vibrating with youthful exuberance only a 4-year old could possess, Gia Coffey demonstrated her fancy footwork – Irish step dancing to be exact. And let me tell you, this tiny dancer has got it! Gia, who lives in Marion with her family, has only been […] Read more »

Santa Greets 200 Children in Mattapoisett


Whether it was the splendid weather or the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap, over 200 children and their families and friends enjoyed the holiday event at Mattapoisett’s Shipyard Park on December 12. Estimates put those participating in this event – kids and parents, kids and grand parents, kids with loving adults – around the […] Read more »

Boston Post Cane Awarded


Virginia Hathaway turned 98 in October, making her Marion’s oldest citizen. Selectman Jonathan Henry and COA Director Susan Schwager, along with Virginia’s daughter Ann, celebrated the event by awarding her Marion’s Boston Post Cane. Hathaway was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She and her brother, Edward, lost their mother when Hathaway was 7 years old. After […] Read more »

Bungert Family Gives Center School A Gift


It started its life as a pew in the old Saint Anthony’s Church where, for decades, the devoted – those in prayer, and those asking for guidance and help – were supported by its firm, warm, wooden surface. Much later, it found itself positioned outside the principal’s office at Center School where small children would […] Read more »

Rochester Tree Lighting Delights Revelers

Instead of his traditional sleigh, Santa Claus’ preferred mode of transportation on Monday night was the Town of Rochester’s new bright and shiny yellow fire tower truck, complete with lights blazing and siren sounding. At the annual Rochester tree lighting ceremony, hundreds gathered on the green to witness the seasonal spectacle of the lighting of […] Read more »

Holiday in the Park 2015


One needed only a light jacket the evening of December 13 for the annual Mattapoisett Christmas in the Park, with temperatures reaching 60 degrees in Mattapoisett this Saturday. Santa and Mrs. Claus almost looked a little overdressed as they greeted the kiddies before the tree lighting at Shipyard Park. Photos by Colin Veitch   Read more »

Second Grader Wants to Make a Difference


He jumped out of the family SUV like any energetic 7-year-old boy, but he quickly composed himself, walking with the assured stride of a determined soul, a tiny true soul. He shook hands with a shy confidence, looked up and said, “My name is Trent.” Trent Arancio is on a mission to help kids. With […] Read more »

Salty Gets His Hat


In Mattapoisett, it just doesn’t quite feel like Christmas until Salty gets his hat. By mid-Wednesday morning, Mattapoisett’s beloved Salty the Seahorse will once again join in the celebration of Christmas when workers at Brownell Systems via crane will place the giant Santa hat upon his head. By the end of the first week of […] Read more »