Making Nantucket Lightship Baskets

The Friends of the Mattapoisett Library is sponsoring a free demonstration of the art of making Nantucket lightship baskets at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 6. Presenter Rick Padleford of East Freetown has been making Nantucket lightship baskets for over 10 years and is an expert at the craft. His partner, Melanie Dupuis, has been […] Read more »

Marion Spring Walk About & Artist Talk

Visit Marion for a Spring Walk About on Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to explore the town’s historic architecture and see original art. From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Marion Art Center, hear artists Anthi Frangiadis, Kim Gatesman and Allen TenBusschen talk about their work – and the creative […] Read more »

Marion Town Clean Up

Marion is having a Spring Cleaning and Multiple Community Events on Saturday, May 6. Litter and clutter beware. Streets will be cleaned and closets cleared as the Marion Cub Scouts Pack 32 joins forces with GiftsToGive, the Marion Recreation Department, and Marion Department of Public Works to bring back the town clean-up. Please join us […] Read more »

Town of Marion Codification

Last year, the Town of Marion contracted with General Code to perform a codification of the Marion bylaws. This is an intensive review of the bylaws as published on the Town website. The review looks for misspellings, the use of wrong words, grammatical mistakes, incomplete thoughts, lack of definitions, conflicts with other sections of the […] Read more »

Marion Natural History Museum

The Marion Natural History Museum’s after school group wishes to thank Rochester Herring Warden Dave Watling for sharing his knowledge of this important species. We covered the development of this anadromous species, its diet, and where it stands in the food chain. The students learned about herring eggs and how neutral buoyancy plays an important […] Read more »

Tabor Academy to Adjust Schedule

Striving deeper learning and greater engagement for students, Tabor Academy is making exciting and important changes to the academic daily schedule and calendar for the 2017-18 school year. The new schedule, which will employ a 7-day rotation, will feature an 8:30 am start time, and four, 75-minute classes meeting each school day, with classes condensing […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Road Race College Stipends

The Fourth of July will be here before we know it, which means it’s time to start training for the Mattapoisett Road Race! Now in its 47th year, this 5-mile race through scenic Mattapoisett is an Independence Day tradition. Proceeds from the race are used to fund awards for college-bound senior athletes from Old Rochester […] Read more »

Marion Arbor Day Partners With Local Elections

Arbor Day is usually celebrated in the USA on the last Friday of April. This year it falls on April 28, a time for citizens of all ages to plant trees across our landscape. On the first Arbor Day in 1872, an estimated one million trees were planted throughout America. Marion will celebrate Arbor Day […] Read more »

Ice Cream Tours Selling Fast

Hurry, tickets for the Mattapoisett Tour de Crème are going fast. The event, to be held on May 21, rain or shine, has a ride for everyone with routes of 11, 19, 25, and 50 miles with plenty of stops for ice cream. Cyclists can ride at their own pace or ride with a group […] Read more »

Marion Town-Wide Clean-up

Marion Cub Scout Pack 32 is pleased to announce the town-wide clean-up is back and will be held on Saturday May 6 from 8:30 – 11:00 am. This day will be dedicated to cleaning out your closets as well as around your neighborhood. Headquarters for this event will be Washburn Park, where participants can find […] Read more »