Investigating Leaf Biology


  The Marion Natural History Museum’s afterschool group investigated leaf biology and what happens to a tree in the fall in New England.  The students also had a chance to use a dissecting microscope to get a close look, made a leaf press and worked on other crafts to take home.  Many thanks to the […] Read more »

Cranberry Harvest at “The Bogs”


Perfect weather brought out the young and the young at heart to the second annual cranberry harvest at “The Bogs” on Acushnet Road in Mattapoisett, a Buzzards Bay Coalition property. The retired bog acreage is slowly returning to meadows and woodlands. But for now cranberries continue to grow giving the do-it-yourself harvester a chance to […] Read more »

The Last Halloween Story


Here it is: The last story in our Halloween Story Contest. To continue the suspense just a little further, we won’t tell you who won until after this story, where there is also a list of all the authors. Thank you to everyone who entered! The Wanderer will also be holding a special Facebook Halloween […] Read more »

Marion Halloween Parade 2014

The annual parade officially kicked off the trick or treating in Marion this afternoon. Costumes of every shape and kind delighted the spectators in the village. Read more »

Halloween at the Mattapoisett YMCA


It was an adventurous evening at the Mattapoisett YMCA on October 24 for families looking for some Halloween fun. A family hayride, Halloween party, and the spooky zipline, along with a costume contest gave local children a heaping dose of early Halloween excitement. Photos by Jean Perry Read more »

Salty’s Silvery Moon Soiree


Dunseith Gardens in Mattapoisett was lit up the night of October 25 with fire and imagination at the 8th annual Salty’s Silvery Moon Soiree, hosted by the Mattapoisett Land Trust. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

What’s for Dinner?


This man eats bugs. Entomaphagist David Gracer was at the Mattapoisett Library October 28 explaining how eating bugs could save the world, and fed a few mealworms to some brave (and hungry) Tri-Town children. Photos by Jean Perry   Read more »

Living With Ghosts


“You left the light on in the bedroom,” I heard the muffled voice of a female say from somewhere in the house as I headed to exit the back door of my new house. I had just dropped off the first dozen of many boxes to come, secured the windows, and grabbed my keys to […] Read more »

Halloween Story Contest!


It’s time for the second installment in our Annual Halloween Story Contest. We have more great entries in store for you this week! We’ll also be holding a Halloween photo contest on Facebook; you can email your favorite Halloween photo to Deadline for entry is November 2, so plan ahead for a chance to […] Read more »

ORR Wraps Up A Successful Spirit Week


By the time the last students piled out of Saturday’s annual Homecoming dance, a busy week had come to a close at Old Rochester Regional High School. This week marked “Spirit Week” at the high school, and it was slightly shortened due to Monday’s Columbus Day holiday. On Tuesday, October 14, it was just as […] Read more »