St. Rose of Lima Faith Formation Registration


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


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


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


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 »

Marion COA to Celebrate One Year Anniversary


On Monday, August 1, you are cordially invited to lunch and musical entertainment in honor of the Marion Council on Aging’s one-year anniversary of senior programming at the Music Hall, 164 Front Street, Marion. Lunch – pulled pork, corn on the cob, watermelon – at 11:45 am will be provided by R.W. Catering of Marion […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society


In late June, the Sippican Historical Society received a phone call from the Woburn Public Library that it was de-accessioning items from its collection. In 1901, a donor had given the library the shoe buckles of Major Earl Clapp from Rochester, who fought in the Revolutionary War. In 1776, Rochester included Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester and […] Read more »

Sippican Choral Society


The Sippican Choral Society is looking for quite a few new members to help us ring in the Christmas 2016 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 a […] Read more »

Mariner Youth Soccer Scholarships


Mariner Youth Soccer is pleased to announce the winners of its first annual scholarship program. Scholarships were awarded to Elexus Afonso and Kyle Rood from Rochester. Samantha Kirkham and Serena Jaskolka received the scholarship from Mattapoisett and Hannah Dawicki was the recipient from Fairhaven. We wish these student athletes who had played at Mariner the […] Read more »

Friends of the Mattapoisett Library


The Friends of the Mattapoisett Library held its annual book sale during the Harbor Days week. The Aardvark popped in on Thursday, July 14, to buy some books and pass out squeaky aardvarks to the kids. Photos by Jean Perry Read more »