Rochester Welcomes Holidays with Tree Lighting

Rochester. Those who live there refer to it as the “God’s Country” of Tri-Town for its natural beauty, wildlife, rural charm, and bucolic backdrop of everyday simple life. When the holiday season comes to Rochester, you can feel it in the air. You can see it in the winter constellations that spread across the unencumbered […] Read more »

Rochester Officers Shed Their Beards

Five Rochester police officers headed over to Old Colony on the morning of Wednesday, November 30, where some eager cosmetology students put an official end to the Police Department’s ‘No-Shave November.’ This year, six officers participated in the seemingly ubiquitous new tradition among men – No-Shave November, which originally began as an awareness campaign for […] Read more »

Thoughts on Local Whaling History

The life and work of Herman Melville (1819-1894) coincided with the rise and fall of the whaling industry, and in 1841 he set sail from Fairhaven in the whaler Acushnet on a quest for sea-going experience that later in 1850 would launch the nautical narrative Moby Dick as a most prodigious novel in American literature. […] Read more »

Land Trust Seeks Purchase of Historic Quarry

The Mattapoisett Land Trust is looking to acquire a 53-acre parcel off Mattapoisett Neck Road, once the site of the historic Hammond Quarry, an active pink granite mine dating back to about 1710 up until the early 1900s. Although the region is most famous for its whaling history, the area was once a significant spot […] Read more »

Where The Library Is Always Open

In a modern world where much reading is done via the use of electronic devices, librarians are working hard to keep libraries relevant. And there is a growing movement to get the word out – the written word, that is, in the form of real tangible books. For one Mattapoisett resident, printed books are still […] Read more »

Holiday Happenings in Tri-Town

There is a ton of holiday-themed stuff going on in the Tri-Town area – from Santa sightings to performances, fairs, tree lightings, and other community events. We have compiled one great go-to list of all the Christmas season events so that our readers can plan ahead for December and make sure all Tri-Town kids get […] Read more »

ORR Drama Presents A Christmas Carol

The Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club is back once again to perform Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, just in time for the start of the holiday season. The familiar yuletide tale will unravel on stage as Ebeneezer Scrooge, performed by John Roussell, is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his former […] Read more »

No Jimmy Choos For You

Back in the 1950s when I was little, I loved to play dress-up. Ladies dresses, cosmetics, and shoes were my passion. My fondest part of the whole dress-up fantasy was the plastic slip-on high-heeled shoes. Those miniature knock-offs of adult shoes were always pink with glittery bits embedded in the hard unforgiving plastic mold, but […] Read more »

They Call Him ‘Mr. Boots’

There’s one in every neighborhood. You know, that special person who wears the jaunty cap and always says “good morning” while striding along. Or, maybe it’s that person who knows everything that’s going on but never passes on gossip in a mean-spirited way, or better yet, that man or woman who never fails to lend […] Read more »

Marion 5K Tradition Keeps on Trotting

You know it’s Thanksgiving in Marion when on the Sunday before that thankful Thursday you can see Wonder Woman and a flock of people in plush turkey hats running through Marion Village with over a hundred others running alongside and following after them. And this Sunday, November 17, was an indication that Thanksgiving, indeed, is […] Read more »