The Halloween Cover Contest is Here!

Are you ready for some spooktacular fun? Dust off the cobwebs and sharpen those scary pencils. Your best Halloween artwork could be on the cover of The Wanderer and you could win a great prize! Submit your best original Halloween drawing, photo, compilation or artwork to enter for publication on our October 27 cover. Deadline […] Read more »

2017 Alewives Anonymous Herring Counts

The results of the 2017 alewives (herring) migration as recorded by an electronic fish counter on the Mattapoisett River at Snipatuit Pond and the Sippican River at Leonard’s Pond in Rochester have been completed. This year’s count of herring in the Mattapoisett River was 14,938. 2017 was the third year of declines since the recovery […] Read more »

Rochester LEPC Receives State Certification

The Rochester Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) has been certified by the State Emergency Response Commission. Mr. Doug Forbes from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency presented the certificate of Certification to the members of the LEPC.     Forbes said, “I would like to commend Emergency Management Director Paul Ciaburri and all the members of the […] Read more »

New Rochester Land Trust Property

The Barnes Tree Service Preserve was recently purchased by the Rochester Land Trust (RLT) in a bargain sale from the Everett Davis and Diane Mullens families. The name recognizes the company that was led by Daniel Mullens and his family and has been a fixture in Rochester for many years. A grant from the Buzzards […] Read more »

Sippican Choral Society Rehearsals Begin

The Sippican Choral Society is looking for quite a few new members to help us ring in the Christmas 2017 season. Rehearsals are starting soon and we’d love to see you there. We are a group of local singers who love to lend our voices to this large and inviting group. The rehearsals are on […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Fall Classes

The Marion Art Center is now accepting registrations for its Fall 2017 Adult Art Classes. Offerings include: Pastels for Adults: Wednesdays, 10:00 am to noon at the MAC Studio; September 20 to November 8 (8 weeks); Instructor: Cynthia Getchell. This class is designed for those who would like to work with pastel and do not […] Read more »

Fall Yoga Offering at Marion Recreation

Marion Recreation is pleased to announce that it will offer a Fall Yoga Program for all levels and abilities. Dynamic, Gentle Yoga will be led by Sue Maxwell Lewis on Wednesdays beginning September 13 and running for six weeks through October 18 from 5:15 – 6:30 pm at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center in […] Read more »

Free Pickleball Instruction Clinic

Mattapoisett Recreation will be offering a free Pickleball Instructional Clinic for beginners on Thursday, August 31 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Hammond Street Pickleball court. The clinic will be run by Alex Pavao, former pro at Marion Indoor Tennis. Join Alex to learn the basics of Pickleball. Please email Mattapoisett Recreation with any […] Read more »

2017 Stone Horse Builder’s Cup

David Neumeyer of Marion took first place, sailing Bob Gleason’s and Jane Duff’s Metaphor out of Wareham. Second place went to Dave Kane’s Able from Newport, RI, followed closely, in third place by Minneapolis, MN, native, Phil McGlave, who sails his Stone Horse, Blue Jay, out of Westport, MA. Finishing just out of the money […] Read more »

Rochester Council on Aging

The Rochester Council on Aging announces the following day trips scheduled during the month of August: – Friday, August 25: Free Fun Friday Day Trip to Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park. – Tuesday, August 29: Shopping and lunch at Clinton Crossings Premium Outlets, CT. Please call the Senior Center at 508-763-8723 for more […] Read more »