Mattapoisett Lions Club Award


The Mattapoisett Lions Club, a member of Lions International consisting of 45,000 clubs and more than 1.3 million members worldwide making this the world’s largest service club organization, is pleased to announce two $2,500 scholarships to be awarded this year to graduating high school or home-schooled students residing in Mattapoisett, Marion and Rochester. The funds […] Read more »

Community Preservation Act Funding


Applications for Community Preservation Act funding are now available in the Marion Town House located at 2 Spring Street, Marion, MA 02738. The Community Preservation Act is a Massachusetts Law that allows participating cities and towns to adopt a real estate tax surcharge, supplemented by State matching funds in order to fund community preservation. Eligible […] Read more »

Rochester Land Trust


The Rochester Land Trust (RLT) is pleased to announce the purchase of an 11-acre property from new Rochester residents Mike and Charlotte Spieldenner. This acquisition was made with the help of a Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program grant and will allow RLT to open nearly 44 acres to the public. In 2006, the Fordyce Properties […] Read more »

Marion Independence Day Fireworks


It may be winter weather outside, but it is time to think ahead to summer! Think Fireworks! Thanks to our generous neighbors, we were able to bring the fireworks back to Silvershell Beach for Independence Day 2015. We are hopeful that we will be able to do the same for 2016! The Marion Fireworks Committee […] Read more »

ORCTV Off the Air for Maintenance


ORCTV will be off the air for 5-10 days beginning February 8 for upgrades and maintenance to its cablecast system. The local cable access station will be moving its server, which is the broadcast system for the station, from their old home at the Captain Hadley House in Marion, to ORCTV’s new studio located at […] Read more »

Applications for Affordable Homeownership Opportunity


Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity announces that applications are now available for a three-bedroom Habitat for Humanity home for purchase on 18 Minot Avenue, Wareham. The application deadline is April 1, 2016. Applicant households must be income eligible (families must fall into the following guidelines, 30% to 60% of the area median income as […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Dance Academy


The Marion Art Center Dance Academy is now accepting registrations for its Spring/Winter 2016 Session. Classes are held on Wednesdays starting on February 24 and run for 10 weeks. Fall session is grounded in classical dance. Spring session focuses heavily on choreography and recital performance with instructor Joclyne Nunes. Preschool (age 3-4): 3:30 to 4:05 […] Read more »

From the Mattapoisett Town Clerk


Mattapoisett Census/Dog Licensing: The Town of Mattapoisett has mailed out their 2016 census forms. Please check that all your household members are listed and that their information is current and correct. Be sure to double-check your voter registration status as there will be many important elections this year. Return the census forms to the Town […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society Receives Donation


The Sippican Historical Society in Marion is pleased to announce that Margot Stone and her daughter, Robin Arms Shields, have donated an extensive collection of 19th century objects related to the whaling industry. This collection was assembled by the late David Arms, Margot’s former husband and Robin’s father. David was Vice President of the Sippican […] Read more »

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Please join us at the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library on Saturday, February 6 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for Take Your Child to the Library Day, a national grassroots celebration inviting families to the library to discover all the services available! Special events have been scheduled: 11:00 am – noon: Mr. Vinny of […] Read more »