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Viva la Summer!117 viewsKelly Bruce entertained beachgoers at Silvershell Beach with her sand art on August 4, 2011. With the help of her dad, Tom Bruce, she created larger-than-life sea turtles and starfish. Viva la Summer! Photo courtesy of Susan Bruce. August 11, 2011 edition
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Beach Fun143 viewsTri-Town beaches were packed with residents looking to escape the heat during record high temperatures on July 22, 2011. According to individual reports, the mercury hit 103 in Mattapoisett mid-day. The Mattapoisett COA and library saw a slight influx of people seeking air conditioning as well. Photos by Felix Perez. July 28, 2011 edition
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Lemonade!134 viewsIt was another scorching Harbor Days this past weekend when the Mattapoisett Lions hosted the annual event under clear skies and hot sun on July 16 and 17. Visitors milled around, enjoying the wares, lemonade, strawberry shortcake, music and more. Photos by Anne Kakley and Felix Perez. July 21, 2011 edition
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Happy Birthday America144 viewsIt was another close call for the Marion fireworks, as the town made an 11th hour push for funding to hold their annual Fourth of July celebration. After a change of date for a reduction in cost, the fireworks took place at Silvershell Beach on July 1. Photos by Felix Perez. July 7, 2011 edition
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Rolling in Rochester136 viewsAn old-fashioned tractor pull in Rochester on June 25, 2011 honored the memory of longtime Rochester resident and tractor enthusiast Joe Monteiro. If you missed the tractor pull, don't worry – many of the tractors will be included in the Family Fun Day parade in Rochester on Sunday, August 21. Photo by Felix Perez. June 30, 2011 edition
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Record Breaker155 viewsThe Marion to Bermuda Yacht Race saw a new broken record on Monday, June 20, at 11:30 am EST, when the first boat Lilla crossed the finish line in Bermuda. Lilla’s run was the shortest ever for the race, coming in at just under 69 hours. Included in the crew of the winning Lilla were Mattapoisett residents and boat owners Simon and Nancy De Pietro. Photo by Fran Grenon. June 23, 2011 edition
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ORR Legends168 viewsNine Old Rochester Regional athletic legends were inducted into the ORR Hall of Fame in the first annual ceremony on June 11, 2011. Back row, from left to right: Chris Riley, Frank Oliva, Andrea Porter, Peter Trow, Kate O'Shaughnessy, Scott Dragos, Donald Dorr, Wayne Caswell. Front row, center: Maurice, "Mudgie" Tavares. Photo by Felix Perez. June 16, 2011 edition
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The Voice152 viewsDevon Barley, Mattapoisett resident and pre-med student at University of Vermont, continues to vie for top place on NBC's The Voice. His next performance (and next chance to advance on the reality show) will be on Tuesday, June 14 at 9:00 pm on NBC. Photo by Anne Kakley. June 9, 2011 edition
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Swift Water170 viewsSixty-five teams raced from Grandma Hartley's Reservoir on Snipatuit Road in Rochester to the Herring Weir on River Road at Route 6 in Mattapoisett this Memorial Day, May 30, 2011. Sean Shaw and CJ Hedges won the open division in 1:47:39. Photo by Felix Perez. June 2, 2011 edition
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Remembering Those Who Serve158 viewsStephen S. Brodo, III GMCS (EXW) USNR will be the principal speaker at the Memorial Day Ceremony on the Mattapoisett Library Grounds on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 1:30 pm. Senior Chief Gunner's Mate Brodo took part in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Restore Hope and will again deploy back to the Middle East early this Fall to small boat waterborne security missions. Photo courtesy of Erica Lynn Brodo. may 26, 2010 edition
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Pathway to Conservation161 viewsConstruction crews have been hard at work in recent days carving out a path into the new Church's Field property preserved by the Rochester Land Trust. A dedication ceremony will be held on May 21, 2011 at the property on Mattapoisett Road in Rochester. Photo by Felix Perez. May 19, 2011 edition
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ORRLAX154 viewsThe first-ever “Lax Fest” was held at ORR High School on Saturday, May 7, 2011. The event featured concessions, raffles, and lacrosse merchandise to raise money to help support the introduction of lacrosse at ORR. Photo by Felix Perez. May 12, 2011 edition
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