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2016 Halloween Cover Contest59 views2016 Halloween Cover Contest entry by Cynthia Macallister
2016 Halloween Cover Contest64 views2016 Halloween Cover Contest entry by Bobby Flynn
2016 Halloween Cover Contest61 views2016 Halloween Cover Contest entry by Alexandra Macallister
2016 Halloween Cover Contest60 views2016 Halloween Cover Contest entry by Alec Papadakis
Witch Rock93 viewsThe writing on Rochester’s famous “Witch Rock” has received a fresh coat of paint just in time for the Halloween season. The legend of the great rock, located on private property at the corner of New Bedford Road and Vaughan Hill Road, speaks of a witch hanging at the site, and the native Indians are said to have believed that the spirit of a witch dwells inside the rock and one could hear her cackle and scream on nights of the full moon. Photo by Jean Perry - October 13, 2016 edition
Mattapoisett Firefighters Association Chowder Competition79 viewsAt the Mattapoisett Firefighters Association Chowder Competition on Sunday, descendants of the late retired Mattapoisett Fire Chief Donald “Woody” Wood posed together for a photo near an engine Wood operated during his career. Wood’s two daughters, Susan McMahon and Betsy Wood Jackson, along with four granddaughters, a grandson, and three great-granddaughters remembered Wood, with McMahon saying as she gestured to her family, “He’s the reason for all of ‘this’.” Wood passed away just this past May.
Monarch Caterpillar 90 viewsA monarch caterpillar devours a milkweed leaf in a small Mattapoisett meadow. Having probably been the last of the four generations of monarchs born since the start of the spring migration back to Mattapoisett (monarchs only enjoy a butterfly existence for two to six weeks), this caterpillar will undergo metamorphosis and likely be one of those that will soon head south to Mexico, flying two miles high in the sky. Photo by Jean Perry. September 15, 2016 edition
Cairns86 viewsCairns have started cropping up again along the beach at the Nasketucket Bay State Reservation. The stacks of balanced rocks stand in and along the water’s edge, leaving behind the message to all others who pass, “I was here.” Photo by Jean Perry
Wanderer Aardvark88 viewsThe Wanderer Aardvark is out and about in anticipation of the weekend Harbor Days events at Shipyard Park in Mattapoisett. On Saturday, he was seen hanging out with another famous Mattapoisett resident, Salty the Seahorse. This year, The Wanderer will have its own booth at Harbor Days, with intermittent appearances by the Aardvark himself. Photo by Jean Perry July 14, 2016
Operation Osprey126 viewsThey’re back! We have been regularly checking the osprey nest platform at Brainard Marsh, a Sippican Lands Trust property in Marion, for the return of our osprey friends after the long spring migration back to Buzzards Bay. An osprey pair will mate for life and return to their regular nesting area after the two-week 2,700 mile journey from South America back to coastal Massachusetts.
Snow Flowers130 viewsThese sad-sallow daffodils in front of the Rochester Town Hall look pretty much like how we all felt Sunday morning when we woke up and looked out the window. The region experienced a strange series of snow squalls coupled with high winds on April 3, followed by a late spring snow and slush storm on Monday that manifested into unalloyed New England hell. Photo by Jean Perry
Clover Cover129 viewsJean Perry set out this week to find a four-leaf clover for the St. Patrick’s Day edition, certain that she would eventually find one. Perry has lost count of how many four-leaf clovers she has found in her life because it seems everywhere she looks, she finds one, or two, or three… This four-leaf clover was found close to the bike path in Mattapoisett near Brandt Island Road. Photo by Jean Perry - March 17, 2016 edition
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