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Recycle this Wanderer 11 viewsBut make sure you read it first! Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, and we’ve got a list of easy Earth-friendly practices to remind us all that even the busiest Earthling can be doing something every day to halt our planet’s impending doom. Cover design and photo by Jean PerryApr 18, 2018
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Leaves of ‘Sass’ 29 viewsApril is, among other things, National Poetry Month, and the ‘poet-tree’ at the Mattapoisett Library keeps growing with new poem leaves springing up every day. We especially liked the message on this leaf: “When life gives you lemons, make orange juice. Be unique.” Right on, young sassy poet… Stop by and post a poem of your own before April is over. Photo by Jean PerryApr 11, 2018
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Weed is the Word 39 viewsWe visited BASK, the 10,000 square-foot medicinal marijuana cultivation operation and dispensary in Fairhaven that recently opened on Pequod Way, and toured the facility with Mattapoisett resident and BASK CEO Chapman “Chappy” Dickerson. Dickerson says the family-run business sees plenty of “average, regular” folks from Mattapoisett who have chosen marijuana as an alternative to addictive prescription drugs. April 2 was the day dispensaries could apply for dual licenses for both medicinal and recreational mApr 04, 2018
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It’s Scrumdiddlyumptious!56 viewsThe ORRHS Drama Club’s annual spring musical this year is everybody’s favorite classic, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory!” The production, starring Chris Savino as Willy Wonka and Kate Marsden as Charlie Bucket, runs Thursday, March 22, through Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 pm, with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm. Photo by Jean PerryMar 21, 2018
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Marooned in Marion 78 viewsThe March 2 storm left a trail of destruction throughout the Tri-Town. This severed telephone pole surrounded by wires and downed trees remained an obstacle on Delano Road for over 24 hours, according to Marion Police Chief John Garcia. The road was shut down, and for some time there was no access to the east side of town, Garcia told The Wanderer on Saturday. Photo by Jean PerryMar 07, 2018
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Closing in on Spring 94 viewsWe spotted our first spring flowers last week on the same roadside knoll in Rochester that year after year seems to be one of the first stops for spring in the Tri-Town. Photo by Jean PerryFeb 28, 2018
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2018 Groundhog Cover Contest100 views2018 Groundhog Cover Contest entry by Sophie PettersenJan 31, 2018
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2018 Groundhog Cover Contest98 views2018 Groundhog Cover Contest entry by Jamie Lindsay MacKenzieJan 31, 2018

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Save the Clocktower180 viewsThe clockworks of the Center School's 1898 Seth Adams clock await restoration. Ray Andrews is leading the effort to raise $70,000 to restore the clock and move its mechanics down into the school where visitors can see it operating. Photo courtesy of Ray Andrews. April 28, 2011 edition
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"Horrors" at Tabor193 viewsSophie Marshall and Jacob Swift pose as their characters Seymour and Audrey in the upcoming Tabor Academy fall musical, "The Little Shop of Horrors." Photo by Felix Perez. November 4, 2010 edition
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Take a Hike!163 views In our first installment of “Take a Hike!” we visited Church’s Field in Rochester off Mattapoisett Road. This Rochester Land trust property is easily accessible, with off-road parking and a wide, mulched trail – and, despite the persistent occupation of winter, there is beauty to be found in every season in Tri-Town. The trail loops through a Holly tree grove, passing mossy glacial outcroppings of rocks, and leads to a river, where the historical ruins of the Church family saw mill wait to be rediscovered.
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2015 Halloween Cover Contest127 views2015 Halloween Cover Contest entry by Thomas Goodfellow