YMCA Plans Nature Explore Classroom


The Mattapoisett YMCA is already one of the Southcoast’s most accessible natural settings for children to learn and have positive experiences in nature. Now, the staff at the YMCA is excited about a new design for an outdoor certified Nature Explore classroom that will offer children an outdoor space where they can engage in activities […] Read more »

Tabor Welcomes Class of 2018


Tabor students have completed their first week of classes and are now back to the routine of the school year. The new students took part in a variety of orientation activities to help them adjust smoothly to their new life at Tabor. The majority of these new students are freshmen, 45 of whom are day […] Read more »

Tiny Art Show Makes Grand Impression


“Art should be independent of all clap-trap – should … appeal to the artistic sense of eye or ear, without confounding this with emotions entirely foreign to it … Take the picture of my mother … as an Arrangement in Grey and Black. Now that is what it is … what can or ought the […] Read more »

Kids Ocean Mile Fun Run


Drew Weaver, #102, aged 12 of Mattapoisett and Matt Castro, #101, age 12 of Westport, were guaranteed winners September 13 at the Kids Ocean Mile Fun Run put on by the Mattapoisett YMCA. The only ones who signed up to compete, Castro took first place and Weaver took second in a close race. YMCA Executive […] Read more »

Who Am I?


Their faces look out at us asking, “Who am I?” or “Do you know me?” hoping to be identified once and for all, for all time to come. The Mattapoisett Historical Museum is in possession of hundreds of photographs dating from the 1800s to as recently as the 1980s bearing images of people and places […] Read more »

Party Aardvark


Feestaardvarken (Party Aardvark) is a 30-meter long (98 feet) concrete sculpture located in the center of Arnhem in the Netherlands. The sculpture was commissioned by Burgers’ Zoo to commemorate their 100th anniversary in 2013. It was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, who has many great works including a giant rubber duck that has been […] Read more »

Critical Bike Path Public Hearing


At long last, Phase I of the next construction segments of the Mattapoisett Bike Path has received a hearing date with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. This very pivotal public hearing is scheduled for September 25 at 7:00 pm in the Old Hammondtown School auditorium. Depending on how this hearing goes, either Mattapoisett will have […] Read more »

Farmer, Shipbuilder, Merchant, & Judge


Once again, Seth Mendell – educator, historian, and President Emeritus of the Mattapoisett Historical Society – enthralled a gathering of eager listeners when he gave his final talk of the summer season on Squire Joseph Meigs, Sr. at Shipyard Park on August 31. Mendell, speaking nearly extemporaneously for an hour on one of Mattapoisett’s most […] Read more »

A Journey of a Lifetime


Years ago, a Rochester man took a long-distance motorcycle trip from Rochester to Newfoundland, Canada, and realized he wanted more. He, like his father before him, developed a love of motorcycles and a lust for wandering far from home, and this was the year his dream of riding his Harley Davidson across country would be […] Read more »

East Over Reservation


The sun had just burned a hole through the gray morning clouds when I started out on the wooden-boardwalked hiking trail at East Over Reservation off County Road. The light sparkled on the dew-soaked foliage on that muggy morning in the Marion woods, and there was a stillness, a calm about the place. This is […] Read more »