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Old Colony Regional Vocational High School
Monday, June 24: Assorted lunch
Tuesday, June 25: Last day of school - No lunch served
Mattapoisett Historical Society Open House
Please join us at the Mattapoisett Historical Society, 5 Church Street, on June 27 at 5:30 pm for our annual Open House. This summer, the Mattapoisett Historical Society explores the Art of Knots in a special summer exhibit featuring knot work inspired by Clifford Ashley's The Ashley Book of Knots, from tatted lace to beckets. Refreshments will be served. Come start your summer season with us!
Mattapoisett Free Public Library News
Summer Reading Program Begins! Registration for children and teens continues for the Mattapoisett Library's six-week Summer Reading Program, which begins this week. This year's theme for children, "Dig Into Reading," offers many creative opportunities to read together, enjoy crafts, special events and ongoing workshops for all ages. The program description and calendar is available in the Children's Department. There are programs for toddlers through teens, including reading, art, crafts, drama, magic and more.
The Gatemen Baseball Players Return! Members of the Gatemen, the well-known local collegiate baseball team, will read books and make a craft with children at the library on June 25 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Bring your baseball for autographs and a camera to take photos. Bring your glove and join the players playing catch on the lawn.
Pawtucket Red Sox Celebrate Summer Reading! On August 29, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library and the Pawsox will honor students who achieved their summer reading goals. Each student who completes the summer reading program will receive one reserved box seat or one general admission ticket based on his or her family's ticket choice. Additional tickets can be purchased by filling out the form available at the library. The students will be honored on the field prior to the Pawtucket Red Sox game on August 29. More information is available in the Children's Department at the library. Go PawSox, and go summer readers!
New Summer Reading Prizes! This year's summer reading family prizes include two general admission tickets to the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E in West Springfield) and a prize from Yankee Candle created especially for the summer reading program. Both prizes will be available by a drawing at the end of the program celebration in August.
Art in Bloom at the Library! Beginning June 20, selected works of art by local high school juniors and seniors will be enhanced with original floral interpretations by members of the Mattapoisett Women's Club Flower Group. The arrangements will remain through the beginning of the following week.
Beginners' Fishing Clinic: Learn the basics about how to fish from Jim Lagacy of Mass. Wildlife on June 27, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Find out what kind of bait is needed, how to cast and other essentials of fishing safety. Fishing poles may be checked out of the Mattapoisett Library with an adult library card. This program is for adults and children, beginning fishermen only.
Having Fun with Fossils and Dinosaurs: Paulette Morin will present a multimedia show for children ages 5 though 12 on June 28 at 10:30 am. Learn how to find fossils. She will bring more than 100 fossil specimens to examine. If you like dinosaurs, don't miss this special program.
Outdoor Theatre: Children ages 3 and up are invited to register for this creative and enjoyable introduction to theatre, under the direction of Ellen Flynn. The younger children will learn about Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse" for their performance. The older children will rehearse and perform scenes from the traditional fairy tale, "Beauty and the Beast." The rehearsals and performances will be held Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, beginning July 3. Registration is required.
Under the Big Top: A weekly interactive program all about the circus will begin on July 2 from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Learn the history and lore of the circus. Examine and use circus props. Find out about circus animals and how they move. Dance educator Kay Hanley Alden will include an introduction to circus make-up. The program will end with a circus parade on July 23. For children ages 5 through 10 years old. Registration is required.
Creative Writing: Poet and teacher Debby Corbett will conduct a creative writing workshop with children entering grades 6-8 on Wednesdays at 12:30 until 1:15 pm beginning on July 10. Sign up in the Children's Department.
Young Adult Creative Writing Workshop: High school students are encouraged to sign up for four writing sessions with award-winning young adult author Scott Blagden. Workshops will be held Wednesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 pm beginning July 10. Sign up in the Young Adult Department with librarian Elizabeth Sherry, or email email@example.com. Submit a sample of your writing in advance if you wish, but it is not required. Learn how to structure a novel or story and ask Scott your writing questions. A great opportunity!
Student Lounge: If you haven't been in the library recently, be sure to visit the new student lounge, for students and by students. Located on the main level near the nonfiction wing, the lounge contains the young adult fiction collection as well as comfortable lounge furniture, young adult music CDs and DVDs and a cereal bar. This is the perfect place to kick back in the air conditioning and meet some friends or catch up on summer reading. The local school reading lists are available.
Mattapoisett COA Free Movie
On June 25 at 12:00 pm, the Mattapoisett Friends of the Elderly will host a free showing of Life of Pi at the Council on Aging. Pizza is available for $2. Pizza requests must be pre-paid by Monday, June 24 at 3:00 pm.
Life of Pi (PG, 127 min.) is the story of a boy who survives a shipwreck. While a castaway, he forms an unexpected connection with a Bengal tiger. This film blurs the line between natural wonder and hallucinatory beauty. This stunning film was directed by Academy Award Winner Ang Lee. It also won awards for cinematography, visual effects and score.
Please RVSP the Mattapoisett Council on Aging at the Center School, 17 Barstow Street, or call 508-758-4110, even if you're not having pizza, so we know how many seats to set up.
From the Mattapoisett Town Clerk's Desk
2013 Annual Street Lists are now available. The fee is $10, and there is a limited supply.
Special State Election and Absentee Voting June 25, the polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Old Hammondtown School on Shaw Street.
If you will not be available to vote on election day and fall into one of the three categories - 1) Absence from the town during normal polling hours; or 2) physical disability preventing you from going to the polling place; or 3) religious belief - you may vote absentee. Absentee ballots are now available, and the office will be open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm for voting. You may vote absentee up until 12:00 pm the day before the election, which is June 24. All questions should be directed to the Town Clerk's office at 508-758-4103, ext. 2.
Tri-Town College Graduates and Awards
Claire Martin, daughter of Beth and Louis Martin of Mattapoisett, was named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2013 semester at Saint Michael's College. Martin is a senior Media Studies & Digital Arts major.
Chloe Charette, from Mattapoisett, graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Stonehill College recently named Mattapoisett resident Taylor Matthews, a member of the Class of 2014, to its Dean's List for the Spring 2013 semester.
Alex Gardner Cordeiro of Marion graduated with a degree in Anthropology from James Madison University.
William Hall of Mattapoisett graduated from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
Madeleine West of Mattapoisett has been named to the high honor roll for the spring term at Pomfret School.
Daniel Dias of Marion earned a Master's of Education in Psychology at Springfield College.
The following area residents have been named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the Spring 2013 semester: Haley Frade of Marion, Class of 2015; Anna Goulart of Mattapoisett, Class of 2016; Madison Lees of Mattapoisett, Class of 2015
Meredith Reynolds of Marion graduated from Colby College receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Physics
Bradley Ellis, a junior in Marketing from Mattapoisett and David Lash, a senior in Actuarial Mathematics from Marion, made the Dean's List at Bryant University.
Kaitlin Clark of Mattapoisett has earned Highest Honors for the spring semester of the 2012-13 academic year at the University of New Hampshire.
Area students named to UMass-Dartmouth Spring 2013 Chancellor's List:
Mattapoisett: Tabitha Foulk, Olivia Gauvin, Matthew King, Kaitlyn Kocur, Allison McGlynn, Megan Merlo, Patrick O'Neil.
Rochester: Margaret Giddings, Katherine Hartley, Nathan Murphy, Melissa Rigby, Amanda Stubbs.
Marion: Jerelle Jesse, Trina-Noie Jones-Rudolph, Caileigh Stearns.
ORRJHS May Honor Roll
Principal Kevin Brogioli announces the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School May Honor Roll: Kayla Aimone, Jack Gordon, Maggie Farrell, Jesse Gilmore, Olivia Pelligrino, Gavin Fox, Madeline Scheub, Jason Gamache, Emma Higgins, Michael Morris.
Marion Fireworks at Silvershell Beach
Organizers announce July 6, 9:00 pm, as the Marion Fireworks date, with a rain date of July 7, 9:00 pm.
Mattapoisett Lions Club News
The Mattapoisett Lions Club celebrates its Diamond Anniversary on June 22 at the Music Hall in Marion. All Lions, former Lions, and their guest are invited. Dinner to be catered, a buffet for $30 per person. Entertainment will follow dinner. Advance reservations required; seating is limited. For reservations, call Bruce Rocha at 508-758-3539.
Summer Solstice Yoga, gentle yoga for all: free, June 21, 7:30 am to 8:30 am, Mattapoisett Town Beach, Water Street.
ORR Alumni Gathering
The Old Rochester High Class of 1964 will hold its annual gathering for classmates who live in or are visiting the area on July 20 at 1:00 pm at Ned's Point Lighthouse in Mattapoisett.
Relay for Life Kayak race
The Stack Pack a Relay for Life team will be holding a kayak race in Marion Harbor on June 29. Sign up is at 10:00 am, and the race will start at 11:00 am. The donation is $25 per boat. The race will start and end at the Marion Harbor Master shack on One Island Wharf Road. The race is 7.5 miles in length and life jackets are required. Any paddle boat welcomed. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Rose of Lima Chicken Barbecue
The St. Rose of Lima Parish in Rochester will hold their 50th Chicken Barbecue on June 23 at 12:00 pm. Plan on a day of family fun beginning with St. Rose of Lima's tasty and ever-popular chicken dinner prepared on their open barbecue. The menu includes half a chicken with cranberry sauce, corn, potato, roll, watermelon and a beverage. Meals will be available from 12:00 to 3:00 pm, or while supplies last. Tickets may be purchased after weekend masses or on the day of the event, $8/adults, $4/children 12 and under.
Come and enjoy concession stands, bakery tables, games of skill and luck, rock climbing, hayrides, face painting, a car cruise, raffles, auction and DJ.
St. Rose of Lima is located just off of Route 105 on Vaughan Hill Road.
Mattapoisett Track Club News
The Mattapoisett Track Club will begin its new season on June 24 at Old Rochester Regional High School and continue every Monday and Wednesday night until August 7 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm. Registration will be at 5:00 pm on any night of the track season. Membership fee is $45 per member. The Mattapoisett Track Club is open to children age 3 and older, regardless of town of residence. Summer residents are welcome.
Summer Teen Dances
The first wharf dance of the summer will be June 27. Dances will be held between the hours of 7:30 and 10:30 pm. Admission is limited to students entering the junior and senior high schools in the fall and are residents of the Tri-Town. Summer residents and summer visitors are also welcome. No one will be admitted after 9:00 pm. Admission fee will be $6.
More Tri-Town College Graduates
Meghan Reynolds graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. She was also named to the Dean's list for the spring semester.
Meredith Reynolds graduated with distinction in major from Colby College in Waterville. She earned degrees in Physics and Chemistry. She was also named to the Dean's list for the spring semester.
Gateway Hockey Golf Tournament
The second annual Gateway Youth Hockey Golf Tournament will take place June 29 at the Bay Pointe Club, 19 Baypointe Drive, Onset. Registration is at 11:45 am, with a shotgun start at 12:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:00 pm. The format is four-person scramble. Entry fees are $125/individual, $475/team. Dinner is only $25. The entry fee includes green fee, golf cart and dinner. Sponsorships also available; please call Ben Hathaway at 774-454-1114. All proceeds benefit Gateway Youth Hockey.
Tri-Town Basketball Camp
The 2013 Tri-Town Basketball Camp, under the direction of Coach Rick Regan, will be held again this summer at the Old Rochester Regional High School gymnasium. The camp is for boys and girls in grades four through nine. This is the 17th year the Tri-Town Basketball Camp has been under the direction of Coach Regan. Over the last 20 years, he has coached at both Old Rochester Regional Senior and Junior High School, as well as AAU for different levels of boys and girls.
The first session is for boys and will be held from July 15 to July 18. Boys presently in grades four, five and six (school year 2012-13) will attend from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Boys presently in grades seven, eight and nine (school year 2012-13) will attend from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
The second session is a combination of girls and boys in the morning session and all girls in the afternoon session. It will be held from July 22 to July 25. Girls and boys presently in grades four, five and six (school year 2012 - 13) will attend from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Girls (only) presently in grades seven, eight and nine (school year 2012-13) will attend from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
The camp focuses on the fundamentals and development of shooting, passing, dribbling, ball handling, rebounding, post play, as well as individual and team defense. The camp counselors who assist Coach Regan will be former and current players from Old Rochester, as well as other local area coaches.
Registration forms were recently distributed to the local schools, but also can be obtained through Coach Regan's camp website - http://schools.orr.mec.edu/jhs/regan. The cost of the camp is $120 per session. Space is available in all sessions at this time, but we are limited to 30 per session and the spots will fill quickly, especially in the boys' sessions. Please send in your registration form and payment as soon as possible. For more information or questions, please email Coach Regan at email@example.com. Also, you may look at past pictures from camp on our website or like us on Facebook. We look forward to seeing our former and new campers this summer!
Tri-County Symphonic Band
The Tri-County Symphonic Band presents its 11th Annual Benefit Pops Concert, "Space and Beyond," on June 23 in the Grand Tent at the Fireman Performing Arts Center, Tabor Academy 235 Front Street. The Social Hour & Silent Auction bidding starts at 2:00 pm, while 3:00 pm will see the concert, cupcakes and coffee.
The Tri-County Symphonic Band's program will include a variety of selections from Star Trek, Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica. There will be selections that resonate with the young
and the young at heart. $25 adults, $10 students, children 5 and under, free.
Donate Your Books
Are you getting your house ready for summer? Take some time to clean your shelves of your best used books to make way for the new ones you'll be buying at the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library's annual book sale. We're looking for good-quality hardcover and paperback books, audio books, DVDs and children's books. Please, no periodicals, encyclopedias VHS tapes or textbooks. Donations can be left at Eastern Bank, Mayhew's Valet Cleaner's and Shepley Financial Services, all along Route 6 in Mattapoisett. Please note that the "Book Donation" container in town is not associated with the Friends or with the Mattapoisett Free Public Library.
The book sale this year will be held at the library, 7 Barstow Street, July 17 through 20, with a Members-Only Preview the evening of the 17th. Membership forms can be found at the library, or through the library's website at MattapoisettLibrary.org. Volunteers are always welcome.
The Friends of the Mattapoisett Library is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 corporation that serves the library's needs. We provide a number of museum passes annually; support the summer Children's Programs, and others by request; and serve to provide the library and its staff with wants and needs as they arise. Our funding comes from our membership fees, our monthly and annual book sales, and our jewelry and accessories sales.
SHS 50th Anniversary
In July of 1963, a meeting was called at the home of Dr. Hugh Hencken for the purpose of forming a historical society in Marion. Seven people were present. On that evening, the Sippican Historical Society was born, established with the mission to preserve Marion's history. The purpose of the Society has remained constant over the years: to create and foster an interest in the history of Marion; to encourage historical research and writing; to collect documents and relics and to provide the proper care for them; and to establish a museum to hold the historical material pertaining to the history of Marion.
The Society has come a long way since its inception almost 50 years ago. With a membership of more than 200 individuals and families, it has become a vibrant community of people who value the mission to preserve Marion's past and promote a greater appreciation for the historic New England values which have been so important over the years. Over the past decades, SHS has sponsored numerous preservation and beautification projects throughout town, most recently the renovation of the Broomhead Bandstand in Island Wharf Park. In recent years, it has emerged with more frequent program offerings - from the popular Classic Film Fridays to entertaining and informative lectures by noted authors and local experts.
At 50 years young, the SHS has reason to celebrate! On June 29, the nonprofit will host an evening to commemorate this exciting half-century milestone. To be held at the Sippican Tennis Club, the party is open to SHS supporters past, present and future, and will include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The evening will feature both live and silent auctions, with items to include vacation accommodations, gourmet dinner parties, day cruises and sports packages, to name a few. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Historical Society's ongoing endowment and preservation efforts. Admission is $75 per person, and tickets can be purchased at the Sippican Historical Society (139 Front Street in Marion) or ordered by calling 508-748-1116. Inquiries and orders can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mattapoisett Road Race Committee
The Mattapoisett Road Race Committee recently met to continue preparations for its 43rd 5-mile run to be held July 4 at 9:00 am. The Race Committee is headed by Bill Tilden, ORRHS Athletic Director.
Throughout the history of the race, the Race Committee has given over $120,000 in awards to Tri-Town students who have been involved in running. Proceeds from this year's race will go to ORRHS senior athletes.
The Committee will also give recognition of the most spirited spectators along the race route and sell "Future Runner" shirts the day of the race.
Online registration is ahead of last year's pace. Runners are encouraged to do online registrations by June 26 or mail in registrations postmarked by June 24. Runners can also sign up at Shipyard Park on July 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm or on July 4 from 7:30 to 8:30 am.
More information and/or register at www.mattapoisettroadrace.com and like us on Facebook!
Rochester Land Trust Wild Edibles
The Rochester Land Trust is planning a two-hour forging walk with Russ Cohen on June 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Church's Field on Mattapoisett Road in Rochester. Cohen is a professional environmentalist and wild foods expert who is the author of Wild Plants I Have Known ... and Eaten. More information about foraging and wild edibles may be found at his website, http://users.rcn.com/eatwild/bio.htm.
The site, Church's Field, offers a combination of open fields, wetlands, uplands and riverbank habitat that should yield an interesting bounty of wild edibles at this time of year. For further information, call Bunny Mogilnicki at 508-763-0088 or email email@example.com. Please wear suitable clothing for field and forest and bring bug spray.
ORR Farmers Market
The ORR Farmers Market runs Tuesdays, 3:00 to 7:00 pm, through October 15 at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School, 135 Marion Road. Local produce, live plants, cheeses, meats, seafood, breads, soaps, artisan crafts and more will be available.
Bird Island Challenge
The Gleason Family YMCA is now accepting registrations for all types of paddle and row boats for the 11th Annual Bird Island Challenge on Sunday, August 11, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Choice of three courses: 3-mile Long Beach, 6-mile Great Hill and 12-mile Bird Island. The race begins and ends at Zecco Marine in downtown Wareham. Breakfast, lunch and race packet provided. Participants must preregister and the registration fee is $35 before July 15 to be guaranteed a t-shirt or after July 15 for $45 and t-shirts by availability. Proceeds to benefit the YMCA scholarship program. For more information and to receive registration material, call 508-295-9622, ext. 15.
ORCTV's New Storytelling Series
Everyone loves a good story. In every age and culture, since time immemorial, people have gathered to listen as storytellers weave their spells, transporting an audience beyond the mundane to the magical realm of the storyteller.
ORCTV is pleased to announce the launch of a new storytelling series on the local channel, featuring some of the finest professional storytellers in the New England area. These stories promise to offer a treat to listeners of all ages.
Karen Chace of Freetown gets the series underway with a show taped in front of the first grade at Center School. You can see that at 5 pm Thursday and again at 10 am on Saturday on Ch. 9 Comcast or Ch. 36 Verizon.
Next up will be Simon Brooks, a native of England, whose stories focus on fairies, myth and legend.
There will be plenty of stories to come in the weeks ahead. For more information, check the listings on the web at www.orctv.org or go to the ORCTV Facebook page.
Fundraiser for Child Fighting Cancer
Nick Claudio is known as the "Renaissance Man" from Mattapoisett because of what he has accomplished in spite of debilitating cancer treatments. Among other accomplishments, in March he became the inaugural recipient of the Cam Neely Award for Courage, and he's just 12 years old.
Nick's first tumor left him blind at the age of 9. He's currently undergoing treatment for a second round of brain tumors. With bills for non-reimbursable medical treatment, technology and travel expenses mounting daily, a group of friends and family have come together to help ensure that Nick has the opportunity to participate in outreach programs for the visually impaired along with obtaining the necessary equipment and technology to keep him connected with the world.
The Freedom Fund for Nick Claudio (FFFNC), with support from the Devin Laubi Foundation, is holding a fundraiser, emceed by Jim Mathes, at 6:00 pm on June 23 at the Century House in Acushnet. Tickets are $30 each and $20 each for children 13 and under. Tickets can be obtained by calling 508-996-3425.
FFFNC Committee Chairperson Melinda Tveit says, "People who attend the fundraiser will have the opportunity to learn about a young man who embodies the potential and resiliency of the human spirit. The ticket price includes a really good meal and the chance to bid on some amazing donated auction items, with John George as auctioneer. In addition, several levels of giving and sponsorship opportunities are available."
Nick receives assistance from the Perkins School for the Blind, the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, the Mattapoisett Lions Club and the ORR School District. Learn more about Nick at facebook.com/fffnc1.
Marion Art Center News
Art in Bloom: In conjunction with two exhibitions running through July 13, members of the Marion Garden Discussion Group will interpret the select paintings using floral arrangements. The floral arrangements will be on display during the opening and will be part of the exhibitions as long as the arrangements last. Members of the Marion Garden Group have presented Art in Bloom every year for many years. Gallery goers are always delighted by the many ways the paintings are interpreted: sometimes dramatic, sometimes humorous, and always worth a second look!
Marion artist Mary Jane McCoy will be exhibiting her acrylic and oil paintings in the Cecil Clark Davis Gallery, and New York artist Arthur Kvarnstrom will be exhibiting his plein air watercolors in the Patsy Francis Gallery.
The Marion Art Center Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
2013 Summer Musical Theater Program Accepting Applications: The Young People's Musical Theater Class is for boys and girls who will be entering grades 4-8, and will take place each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm for four weeks. The first class is July 9 through August 1.
Classes will focus on developing stage presence, creativity, and talent through acting, singing, dance, theater games and improvisation. The final class on August 1 will be a performance of a Musical Revue featuring the students in solos, duets and group numbers. Leading the program will be Kimberly Teves, a veteran performer with over 30 years of experience in musical theatre. Local audiences may remember her from performances in MAC's productions of: Sylvia, Rumors, Imagine: An American Girl Revue, Gold in the Hills, Love Changes Everything, and last summer's musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! Kim has been teaching this class for the last four years.
The fee for the four-week session is $160 for MAC members and $175 for non-members. To register and pay for this program online, please visit the MAC website at www.marionartcenter.org and click on "Register." Then click on "2013 SUMMER Young People's Musical Theater Class - On Line Registration Form." For more information, please call 508-748-1266 or stop by the Marion Art Center at 80 Pleasant Street in Marion during Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm or on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Applications Are Now Being Accepted for ARTSTART: Marion Art Center's summer art program for children ages four-and-a-half to nine is back! Founded in 1985, ARTSTART meets Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. The activities include arts & crafts, theater, music, stories and dance. Children are grouped by age and participate in all three activities every day. Snacks are provided by the MAC. There are three two-week sessions beginning June 26. Each session has a unique theme, and there is an informal production at the end of each session where the children act, create costumes, sets and help write the plays.
The staff is made up of certified teachers as activity heads supported by caring and talented counselors. Nancy Sparklin is the Program Director. For more information, please call 508-748-1266 or visit our website at www.marionartcenter.org and click on the ARTSTART tab to Register and Pay online.
Seventh Annual Arts in the Park: On July 6 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, the Marion Art Center will host its Seventh Annual Arts in the Park at Bicentennial Park. A wide variety of fine art and crafts will be displayed in tents throughout the Park. Arts in the Park is a juried show and sale featuring local artists and artisans who will be offering jewelry, glass, paintings and prints, ceramics, textiles, collage, photography, turned, carved and painted wood, garden sculpture and garden furniture. There will be food, music and more. Over 40 artists and artisans will be exhibiting their work. Food and beverage will be offered by Harriett's Catering.
There will be a raffle of artwork that has been donated by the artist exhibitors. Raffle tickets will be $1 and can be purchased throughout the day. The proceeds of the raffle will benefit the Marion Art Center.
Bicentennial Park is located at the corner of Main Street and Spring Street, where there is plenty of free parking. Admission is free.
This year's exhibitors will include:
Ceramic artists: Kim Barry, Chrissy Feiteira, Karen Zaharee, Sheilagh Flynn, Teri MacMillan, Tessa Morgan, Liz Rodriguez and Pat Warwick. Fiber creations will be offered by Liz Howland (hand-dyed silk scarves and shawls, as well as cloth bags by Michelle Dodd). Fine jewelry will be offered by Adler Grier, Emily Condon, Lynn Hahn, Trish Kozub, Karen Silvia, Sarah Morse, Toni Cardoza, Julie Andrews-Maness, Julie Kohaya and Harmony Winters. Paintings, prints, photographs and collage will be offered by Mary Ross, Kim Weineck, Alice Shire and Claudin Poyant. Handcrafted bags and accessories will be offered by Sophie Truong (leather bags) and Michelle Dodd (cloth bags). Barbara Harrold will be selling her whimsical puppets. Painted objects and furniture will include Sarah Brown's hand-painted chairs and tables, Lissa Magauran's painted cans and Sarah Minor's painted floor cloths. Garden sculpture and furniture: Stephen Koleshis and Paul Trenouth. James Gallagher will offer his delightful folk-art fish. Glass creations will be offered by Jackie Pinheiro and Liza Abelson, and hand-crafted soaps by Jennifer Marie Hofman will round out the show.
Marion Art Center's galleries will be open during the event. Visitors are invited to come inside and see the current exhibition of paintings in the Galleries as well as check out a "Remainder Sale" of art, books and more!
For more information, please visit: www.marionartcenter.org and click on the Arts in the Park tab, or call 508-748-1266.
MATTREC Registration Begins
Registration has begun for summer programs offered by Mattapoisett Recreation. Starting in July, students can build their own rocket and much more in Adventures in Space, perform in Musical Theatre, and explore the outdoors in a new Nature program. Swimming lessons are available starting the second week of July at the Town Beach. Test your balance and core strength doing stand-up paddle boarding at the Town Landing; this is offered to ages 13 and over, both early morning and early evening sessions available in July and August. Adult Boot Camp moves outdoors starting next week to the Town Beach, 6:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday and Saturdays at 7:30 am.
Lots more is coming so check out all programs on the town website: www.mattapoisett.net and click on MATTREC Programs. Have a great summer!
Marion Town Party Date Set
The Marion Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Marion Firefighters Association, once again is proud to announce the date for the Marion Town Party. The event will be held on August 24 (rain date, August 25). The party will take place at its traditional location on Spring Street in front of the Marion Town House. Festivities will begin at 4:00 pm.
A cherished Marion community tradition, this year's event will feature a climbing rock wall, bubble bounce, dunk tank, music, bake sale, bonfire and more. Seasonal menu items and beverages are planned. Admission will be free.
Proceeds will be distributed between the Marion Firefighters Association and Marion Recreation to benefit local community needs. Marion Firefighters plan to use proceeds to provide new thermal imaging equipment for the Marion Fire Department, while Marion Recreation plans to use funds for the construction of playground facilities at Washburn Park.
Organizers are seeking donations from the community to help underwrite the event. Food, raffle prizes, services, bake sale items, cash or any other in-kind donation would be greatly appreciated. All contributions are tax deductible.
Please plan to attend with your friends and family to help make this community event a success.
For further information, or to make a donation, please contact: Steve Gonsalves at 508-264-5852; Chris Berg at 508-776-1615 or Jody Dickerson at 774-217-8355. You may send also a check to: Friends of Marion Recreation - Town Party, P.O. Box 539, Marion, MA 02738, Tax Exempt ID: 27-0944172.
Florence Eastman Clam Boil
Join the Florence Eastman Post 280 American Legion on July 13, 5:00 to 6:30 pm, for a Clam Boil under the tent at Shipyard Park (venue courtesy of the Mattapoisett Lions Club). The $25 admission (tickets in advance, limited at the door) includes special chowder, two pounds of clams, stuffing, sweet corn, onion, potato, sausage and linguica, with proceeds to support the Post 280 furnace replacement.
Want to sponsor a boil for a shut-in? Ask how.
For more information, call Mike at 508-759-9311 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ray at 508-965-6599 (email@example.com).
Row with Phoenix Crew
Sign up for the Summer Season, June 24 to August 24! Youth and adult rowers: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 am, $350. New rowers or building skills:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $200. There are three-week sessions available, starting on June 24, July 15 and August 5. Scholarships are available and registrations are ongoing, with partial schedule options.
Local Pan-Mass Challenge Team
Team oN A Mission is a group of 12 riders; nine college students, two ORR seniors and our athletic director, Bill Tilden, all from the Tri-Town area riding in the 34th Annual Pan-Mass Challenge taking place August 3 and 4. As a team, we have a minimum fundraising goal of $51,600, with 100 percent of that money going to Dana-Farber Cancer Research Institute via the Jimmy Fund. Team oN A Mission is holding a two-mile run/walk with a 1/4 kid's run on June 22, with 100 percent of the registration fees and other donations going directly to Dana-Farber, which will impact research and treatment at the world's best cancer research and treatment institute.
Team oN A Mission was started last year by Sarah Marchisio and cousin Beth Peucker to ride in memory of Nancy and Richard Marchisio (Sarah's parents), as well as Maura Scanlon-McRae (the duo's aunt) and every other human that has been touched by cancer. We are all riding the 192-mile journey from Sturbridge to Provincetown with heavy hearts yet hopeful ones, and are joined by 4,000-plus other riders who will not stop until a cure is found. Registration for the run/walk online can be done at http://racewire.com/register.php?id=3202, and more information about the team and individual riders can be found at http://www2.pmc.org/profile/TG0112.
Elizabeth Taber Library News
Dig Into Reading!: Children ages 2-12 and their families can discover the joy of reading at the Elizabeth Taber Library this summer. The fun begins on June 24 and continues through August 1. Play the "Dig Into Reading Game" for fun, prizes and a good cause.
Ed the Wizard: June 24 at 2:00 pm. Young audiences will enjoy mystifying magic, juggling, colorful costumes and comedy. Performance will be held at the Music Hall (corner of Front and Cottage streets). This performance is made possible in part by the Marion Cultural Council.
Lunch Bunch I begins June 25 at 12:30 pm at the Elizabeth Taber Library. Children ages 7-10 can bring lunch and a drink (we supply dessert) and listen as we begin reading aloud. Contact the library to join this group.
Summer Story Time begins June 26 at 10:30 am for 2-4 year olds (accompanied
by enthusiastic adult companions). Sign up today and enjoy the fun!
Lunch Bunch II begins June 27 at 12:30 pm. Children ages 5-7 can bring lunch
and a drink (we supply dessert), and listen to a book being read aloud. Contact the
library to join this group.
Drop-in Activity Days are every Friday and Saturday during the summer program at the
Elizabeth Taber Library. Instructions and materials are available in the Children's Room during regular library hours.
Pre-Readers: Help decorate our "Cave" by putting up a sticker each visit to the library.
All events are free of charge! For more information, call the library at 508-748-1252, and check our website at www.elizabethtaberlibrary.org.
Plumb Library News
"Just the Facts," the nonfiction book discussion group, will be reading Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World's Most Polluted Places by Andrew Blackwell. From the hidden bars and convenience stores of a radioactive wilderness to the sacred but reeking waters of India, Visit Sunny Chernobyl fuses first-person reporting with satire and analysis, making the case that it's time to start appreciating our planet as it is - not as we wish it would be. Irreverent and reflective, the book is a love letter to our biosphere's most tainted, most degraded ecosystems, and a measured consideration of what they mean for us. We will be discussing this book on June 20 at 6:30 pm. Copies are available at the desk.
The Cafe Parlez selection for June is The Giver by Lois Lowry, chosen by book group member Melissa Bessey. Jonas, age 12, seems to live in a utopian society, until you examine it closer. We follow Jonas as he takes on his assigned career, that of "Receiver of Memory," the person in society who remembers the society's pain and ugliness that occurred before the "Sameness." Jonas starts to notice the problems with this utopia, and starts to think of running away. Should he stay with the safe, shallow world he knows, or escape to a world of color, light and uncertainty? We will be discussing this book on June 27 at 6:30 pm. Books are available at the desk, or bring your own copy. Cafe Parlez is sponsored by the Friends of Plumb Library.
See the show audiences are calling "Superb!," "A blast!," and "Heartwarming fun for the whole family." Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson June 24, 6:30 pm, at First Congregational Church of Rochester for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities. For more information, visit Scott's website at www.scottjameson.com, or contact Lisa Fuller at the Library at 508-763-8600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't miss it!
Tabor Academy Basketball Camp
The Tabor Academy Basketball Camp for girls and boys is back and runs from June 25 through June 28, 4:30 to 8:00 pm each night! Cost is $125. For more information, visit www.southcoastelite.com.
Marion Natural History Museum Summer Program
After more than two decades of natural history programming, the Marion Natural History Museum's Summer Program is one of the most well-known and well-regarded in the South Coast area. Children from across the country visit us each summer and participate in the program. The programs are designed to be small groups, and registration is limited to 15 children per session. Times for all programs are 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday-Friday; dates for Session I are July 8-19; Session II, August 5-16. Cost for each program is $200/members, $250/non-members. Please register by printing registration form at www.marionmuseum.org and submitting with payment.
Programs fill on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure to register early!
Life Along the Shore (for grades entering 1-2): During this program we visit the shoreline and explore the plants and animals that live in our area's many coastal habitats. With the use of games, journals and introductory science techniques, this will be a wonderful first look at life in our coastal environment.
Coastal Explorations I (for grades entering 3-4): This program will feature exploration of our rocky intertidal shorelines, salt marshes, estuaries as well as freshwater riverbanks, swamps, ponds and bogs to take a close-up look at the birds, amphibians, fish and invertebrates that make these areas so special.
Coastal Explorations II (for grades entering 5-7): During our Coastal Explorations II program, we will further enjoy the unique habitats Marion has to offer including several field trips to expand our knowledge of our coastal and freshwater ecosystems.
Summer Adventures in Learning
The Old Rochester Regional School District is pleased to offer its summer enrichment program for 2013. The goal of the program, which serves students pre-K to grade nine, is to increase student learning in a fun and positive way! The SAIL program is open to Tri-Town residents and to summer Tri-Town residents as well. Each summer session will run for three weeks. Session A will run from July 1 to July 18, and Session B will run from July 23 to August 8. The program will run Tuesday-Thursday from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. The SAIL program will be held at the ORR Jr./Sr. High School. SAIL courses will incorporate strategies such as problem solving, critical thinking, writing, reading, math and collaboration with peers. For more information and registration, visit the Old Rochester Regional website at www.oldrochester.org or contact the Program Co-Directors: Holly Ashley (email@example.com) or Charles West (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mattapoisett Passes and Permits
Parking Passes and Shellfish Permits are now available in the Treasurer/Collector's Office. The traditional Parking Sticker for Mattapoisett residents and property owners is being replaced with a Parking Pass Placard to be hung on a vehicle's rearview mirror. The placard should make it easier for the enforcing departments to identify vehicles that are not in compliance with the parking rules and regulations.
A Parking Pass, which costs $10, is required for parking at the following locations: Town Landing (off Mattapoisett Neck Road), Shining Tides Beach (End of Reservation Road), Hiller's Cove Beach (off Aucoot Road), Town Beach (Water Street) and Town Wharf (Shipyard Park - Water Street). Proof of current vehicle registration is required for purchasing a Parking Pass. In addition, non-resident property owners must provide proof of property ownership; and year-round renters must provide a valid lease.
New for 2013 is the Guest Parking Pass, for use by family members and summer renters. The Guest Parking Pass must be displayed on the vehicle's rearview mirror and is transferrable from vehicle to vehicle. Guest Parking Passes can be purchased by a property owner for $35, upon the purchase of at least one regular Parking Pass. Guest Passes are not replaceable and are not valid at the Town Wharf.
Shellfish Permits/Buttons are available for Mattapoisett residents and property owners for $25. For Rochester and Marion residents, the cost is $35, which includes a special Shellfishing Parking Pass Placard that must be displayed on the vehicle's rearview mirror. Proof of residency or property ownership is required to purchase a Shellfish Permit. For all other non-residents, the cost is $135, which also includes the Shellfishing Parking Pass.
Mattapoisett Historical Society News
September 21 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Hurricane of 1938. The Mattapoisett Historical Society, in conjunction with Colin Everett and students at the Old Rochester Regional High School, is looking for volunteers who experienced this natural disaster to participate in an intergenerational oral history project and share their memories of that day with our high school students. The project will culminate in an exhibit at the Mattapoisett Historical Society, interviews archived at the Mattapoisett Historical Society, and educational materials to be used in the Tri-Town schools. For more information, or to volunteer to share your story over a few hours this summer, please contact Elizabeth Hutchison, Curator for the Mattapoisett Historical Society at 508-758-2844 or email@example.com.
Mattapoisett Council on Aging Events
* Senior Belly Dancing, Mondays, 1:30 pm, $3: Helps improve posture, balance and strength. For all ages, shapes and sizes. Learn basic moves of this beautiful, ancient art for of Egyptian dance. Easy, graceful, and slow. All moves are low-impact and done to enjoyable music.
* Line Dancing, Fridays at 1:00 pm, $2: Keeps the mind and body sharp. Beginners are welcome.
* Qi Gong, Mondays at 10:00 am, free: Gentle movements, breathing techniques and meditation used to cleanse, strengthen and circulate life energy.
* Strength and Balance, Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00 pm, free: Great class for people who have to move but have not exercised in a while.
* Cardio Fit, Wednesdays, 10:00 am, free: An aerobic and strength-training class with low-moderate intensity that incorporates cardio, strength and core work.
* Yoga, Tuesdays and Fridays, 8:45 am, $3: This is a sport yoga, not meditative. It is designed to increase mobility, strength and balance.
* Health Fair, June 26, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Mattapoisett COA, free.
* Knitting: Mondays, 10:00 am
* Scrabble: Mondays, 1:00 pm
* Bingo: Wednesdays, 1:00 pm
* Mah Jong: Wednesdays, 1:15 pm
* Bridge: Thursdays, 9:00 am
Camp Silvershell Registrations
Marion Recreation is now accepting registrations the summer season. Camp Silvershell begins June 24 and will run until the week of August 12. New this year, you can choose the two weeks of camp that work for your schedule! Swimming Lessons, Sailing Lessons, Basketball Clinic, Digital Photography, Dance Camps, new Counselor in Training, new Junior Lifeguard and Tennis Camp, just to name a few programs offered this summer! Summer Program Guides are available at Marion Town House, Marion Recreation Department at 13 Atlantis Drive and Rochester Town Hall. The programs can also be accessed on our website www.marionrecreation.com. To register or for more information, please call 774-217-8355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hathaway Pond Fish Ladder Fundraiser
Alewives Anonymous has launched a fundraising campaign to solicit financial support from our members, those who supported the Save Hathaway Pond petition, area residents, sportsmen and everyone who can appreciate the benefits of a successful herring population in the Sippican River.
The herring's lot in life is to be a food source in the marine environment. A female will produce from 80,000 to 100,000 eggs. From those many eggs, only several adult herring will return to spawn at age three or four. From the time the eggs are released in the freshwater spawning pond, consumption begins. Everything from fish, water birds, striped bass, bluefish, seals, etc., look for herring as it goes through its life cycle. The herring fry are primary food source for the endangered Rosette terns.
Tax-deductible donations may be made to Alewives Anonymous, Inc. Please include on your check memo line "Hathaway Pond Fish Ladder Fund" and mail to Alewives Anonymous, Inc., Arthur F. Benner, 319 Cushman Road, Rochester MA 02770.
All donations will be acknowledged with a thank you note from Alewives Anonymous.
YMCA Keeps Kids Moving This Summer
The Mattapoisett YMCA/YMCA Camp Massasoit is offering day camps to give kids and teens on the South Coast an adventurous, active and healthy summer. YMCA camp programs offer youth fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime. The YMCA encourages parents to help their kids unplug from technology and explore all the camp has to offer from June 24 to August 23.
For more information about YMCA Southcoast, visit one of the branches in Dartmouth, Fall River, Mattapoisett, New Bedford and Wareham, or online at ymcasouthcoast.org.
Marion Safe Boating Course
The Marion Harbormaster's Office will offer a Free Boating Safety Course on July 13 and 20, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Students must attend both Saturdays to receive the certificate.
Classes will be held at the Marion Police Station, 500 Mill Street. Registration is limited to 25 participants. Registration will be conducted through the MEP Boating Safety Course website (www.mass.gov/ole, click on Boat and Recreation Vehicle Safety Bureau.) If unable to register, please contact Courtney Livingston at 508-564-4961.
Think Summer - Think Harbor Days!
Members of the Mattapoisett Lions Club are hard at work planning another great Harbor Days event. So save the dates! The weeklong festivities kick off on Sunday, July 17 with the Triathlon and culminate on Sunday, July 21 at 4:00 pm with our U-Pick-Em Auction.
This wonderful event is made possible due to all the hard work of our volunteers: high school football players, the Boys Scouts, members of other Lions Clubs and our own, the town departments and the general public.
100 percent of the proceeds from Harbor Days and all of our events go to support local causes such as helping those in need, providing scholarships to local students and supporting eye research.
New members are always welcome! Visit our website at www.mattapoisettlionsclub.org and don't forget to like us on Facebook!
20th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim
Challenge yourself with the 20th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim while raising money to protect this essential natural resource. Buzzards Bay is a national treasure and one of the cleanest estuaries on the east coast, but the threats to its health are mounting. This fully supported Swim takes place the morning of Saturday, July 13. The 1.2-mile swim begins in New Bedford and ends on a sandy beach in Fairhaven with transportation after the finish celebration back to the start. The event includes multiple starts for more accomplished swimmers and for swimmers who prefer to have a safety kayak escort. By participating in the Buzzards Bay Swim, you are making the statement that clean water and a healthy environment are important and also help to raise much-needed funds to protect our precious Buzzards Bay. Your fundraising ($150 minimum) will go directly toward education, conservation, research and advocacy programs at the Buzzards Bay Coalition. This is a great training swim for triathlon competitors and is appropriate for fit families as well.
Registration is $25 from until July 8. Register online at www.savebuzzardsbay.org/swim.
For more information contact Donna Cobert at 508-999-6363, ext. 209 or email@example.com.
Scholarships Available for Tri-Town Seniors
Graduating high school seniors from the Tri-Town area are urged to apply for a several scholarships now available through the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts (CFSEMA).
The Thomas S. Hathaway Scholarship is awarded to students residing in Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Marion, Rochester, Wareham or Westport, who have been accepted or are currently enrolled at Harvard University. Scholarships are based on financial need and academic excellence. Awards can range from $350 to $4,100. The scholarship is granted for one year only, although recipients in good standing at Harvard University are encouraged to reapply annually. The online application deadline is July 5.
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