Red Cross Volunteers Needed

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There are many ways our Red Cross volunteers are involved and give back to the community. They help canteen for our brave first responders, keep you hydrated during a local road race or even a Cape Cod Baseball League game on a hot summer day. We have blood service volunteers that help us fill this […] Read more »

SLT Junior Board Program

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Calling all young environmentalists. The Sippican Lands Trust is seeking 3rd-8th grade Marion students to join our Junior Board Program. Started in 2014, the Junior Board is a group of dedicated young members who seek to increase environmental awareness and involvement among peers. They aim to share the SLT mission, to host events, and participate […] Read more »

Historical Society Goes to the Country Fair

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The Rochester Historical Society will be at the Rochester Country Fair with all things Rochester for sale. The Society has Rochester T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats. Various books about Rochester, as well as historical note cards, maps and old cookbooks will be on sale. On Saturday morning, there will be a bake sale. So stop by […] Read more »

BBAHFH Expands Into Westport

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Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity has recently expanded its territory. The territory consisted of Acushnet, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester, Wareham, New Bedford, and Dartmouth, and will now include Westport. Habitat hopes to establish partnerships with the town of Westport as well as the other towns that they serve in hopes of helping local families […] Read more »

Marion COA Memory Café

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Thanks to funds donated by The Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging and Senior Center, MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Friends of the Marion Visiting Nurse, beginning September 7, the Marion Council on Aging will launch the area’s first Memory Café at the Marion Music Hall, 164 Front Street. Waterfront Café is a […] Read more »

St. Rose of Lima Faith Formation Registration

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St. Rose of Lima Church will conduct Faith Formation Registration after Masses the weekend of August 27 & 28: Saturday Mass at 5:00 pm; Sunday Mass at 9:00 am. St. Rose of Lima is located at 282 Vaughan Hill Road, Rochester. Generations of Faith (GoF) Program Parent/Child Grades 1-6: Tuesdays from 4:30 to 7:00 pm […] Read more »

Afterschool at the Y

A new school year means a fresh start for kids – a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests. Back-to-school is a fresh start for youth and the people who care for them. As children transition from summer to fall, YMCA Southcoast is offering programs to […] Read more »

State of Buzzards Bay Report

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Harmful nitrogen pollution in Buzzards Bay did not get worse in 2015 for the first time in over a decade, reflecting an encouraging pause in the decline of the health of local harbors, coves and tidal rivers across the South Coast and Cape Cod’s western shore, according to the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s latest State of […] Read more »

Seining the Shore

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The Buzzards Bay Coalition hosted a “Seining the Shore” activity with a couple dozen kids at Silvershell beach on Friday, July 22. The kids practiced tossing the seine net to capture small sea creatures and explore what was caught. Photos by Jean Perry   Read more »

2016 Herring Counts

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The 2016 count of herring in the Mattapoisett River was 18,540. This year was the second year of declines, and a significant decrease of fish from the 2015 total of 42,332 and the 2014 total of 55,429 which was a 156% increase over 2013. Evidence of herring being present at Mattapoisett (gulls, cormorants, seals) was […] Read more »