A Better World Begins at Plumb Library

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you,” Jane Goodall once said. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” All summer long at the Plumb Library in Rochester, the staff will be laying out various […] Read more »

Tri-Town Profile: Norene Hartley

Name: Norene Hartley Age: 71 Currently lives in: Rochester How she got here: A car ride as a baby from St. Luke’s Hospital to her family home in Rochester, which dates back generations. Favorite Tri-Town place: “I think my home. I enjoy looking at the animals that live there around me.” What she’d change if […] Read more »

Tri-Town Libraries Host Civic Engagement Series

Who better than our libraries and librarians to provide a platform for discussion on critical public issues in the 21st century? If you asked Lawrence DiCara, lawyer, author, political historian and educator, he’d say no one. On July 21 at the Marion Music Hall, Tri-Town Library Directors Susan Pizzolato of Mattapoisett Free Public Library, Elisabeth […] Read more »

Partial Eclipse – Total Fun!

Excited kids, parents and grandparents packed the downstairs room at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library to listen to Roger Menard of the Astronomical Society of Southern New England talk about the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21. Menard, a member of the ASSNE that promotes the joy of astronomy and supports STEM education, provided a […] Read more »

And The Winners Are…

For the last 24 years, The Wanderer has had the pleasure of honoring one resident from each of the Tri-Town communities – residents whose friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members believe have selflessly given of their time and talents for the betterment of others. While a ship’s keel is critical in aiding its steady progress […] Read more »

Recruiting For Today And Tomorrow

The Mattapoisett Fire Department has a message for all able-bodied residents who may be home during weekday hours – “We Need You!” Or more accurately, the townspeople need you. Fire Chief Andrew Murray has been actively recruiting for at least four new call firefighters since the beginning of June. “I’ve only spoken to two people […] Read more »

Dear Little Boy … (The Last Summer)

Dear little boy, This summer, you’ll probably see me stopping to simply look at you more than usual: smiling, deep in thought as you play uninhibitedly, unabashedly enjoy the merry-go-round every Friday afternoon before we meet Grandma, and as you playfully skip though the sprinkler during hot afternoons in the backyard. This summer feels a […] Read more »

21 Years of ‘Class-A’ Music

Now in its 21st season, the Buzzards Bay Musicfest returned to Tabor Academy in Marion this past week, bringing with it exceptional selections expanding all the way from Mozart to Sinatra. The five-day long festival spanned from July 12-16 and featured two orchestra concerts, two chamber music concerts, and a special salute to the Big […] Read more »

The Colorful Wood Duck

The wood duck is a cousin of the Asian Mandarin duck with an inherited oriental and iridescent plumage, red eyes, and a distinctive white flare down the neck. The less colorful female has a whitish throat, but with a crested head like the male. Color in nature is not just a means of concealment. Most […] Read more »

Tri-Town Profile

Name: Pat McGonigle Age: 46 Currently lives in: Kansas City How he got here: Lived in Mattapoisett from 1971-94 Favorite Tri-Town place: Crescent Beach and Oxford Creamery What he’d change if he were the President of Tri-Town: “When I was a kid, really little, the parking lot that has the funeral home and police station, […] Read more »