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Stormy Weather, Too172 viewsRain and heavy winds pounded the tri-town area on Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29, causing damage to some homes and grounding several boats that were anchored in Mattapoisett Harbor (Photo by Peter McGowan).
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Stormy Weather154 viewsRain and heavy winds pounded the tri-town area on Saturday and Sunday, October 28 and 29, causing damage to some homes and grounding several boats that were anchored in Mattapoisett Harbor. The estimated 50-mile-per-hour winds also sent waves crashing onto the Mattapoisett Town Wharf. (Photo by John Gibb).
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Marion Halloween '06145 viewsLittle boys and ghouls gathered outside the Marion Music Hall after the Annual Halloween Parade in the town village to collect treat bags packed by the “good witches” of the Marion Art Center, who sponsored the popular event. This year’s parade drew in excess of 300 participants who wore costumes of all shapes and sizes. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Presidential Commendation172 viewsArissa and Deianeira Underhill pose with copies of personal letters they recently received from President George W. Bush for their efforts in promoting literacy. The two Rochester sisters have donated their time and money toward purchasing books for needy children and were recently interviewed on Boston’s Fox 25 Morning News show. “The president wrote each of us a note thanking us for doing our part to make the country a better place,” said 10-year-old Deianeira. (Photo courtesy of Dawn Underhill).
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East Over Opening192 viewsSteve Sloan, the Southeast Regional Director of the Trustees of Reservations (center, pointing) leads a tour of the newly-opened East Over Farm in Rochester during the recent Grand Opening Celebration. The 75-acre conservation area is now open for public use with walking trails that abut historic stone walls encasing some of the most scenic fields, woods, and ponds in the tri-town area. The Grand Opening drew over 200 participants who came to celebrate the event. (Photo by Nancy MacKenzie).
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Hot Rods in Rochester257 viewsLouis Aiello Jr. poses alongside his award-winning 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback which recently took the first place trophy in the 2006 Plumb Corner Hot Rod and Custom Car Show in Rochester. The annual event draws over 100 participants each year with proceeds benefitting the “A Wish Come True” organization.
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"Jaws of Life"298 viewsMembers of the Mattapoisett Fire Department provide a demonstration of the “Jaws of Life” during the recent Open House held on Thursday, October 5 at the Mattapoisett Fire Station. The family-friendly event is held each year in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week to educate the public on the department’s life-saving abilities and fire and safety techniques. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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The Crab-a-Lots214 viewsMembers of the tri-town based Women’s Master (Blue Whale) “Crab-a-Lots” rowing team recently took part in the Buzzards Bay Rowing Club’s First Annual Whaleboat Races held during the Working Waterfront Festival in New Bedford on September 23. The dancing Crab-a-Lots were voted the most energetic team and the one showing the most team spirit with their personally painted crab t-shirts and crab-like dancing to the music of the band.
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YMCA Waterfront Gala220 viewsPictured at last weekend’s YMCA Waterfront Gala in Mattapoisett are Bill and Melissa Whelan; Mr. and Ms. Frederick M. Kalisz Jr.; Mr. and Ms. Fernando Garcia; and special guest, former Red Sox pitcher Louie Tiant. A portion of the proceeds from the annual event will support upgrades to the Mattapoisett skate park and baseball fields as well as increase the shade areas on these sites. In addition, proceeds will also fund the “Make It Happen Campaign." (Photo by Laura McLean).
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Firelighter Recipient225 viewsMax Risch of Marion (first, top row), the son of David and Jacqueline Risch, recently joined the ranks of distinction this summer when he received his Firelighter award from Kingsley Pines, an internationally recognized co-ed children’s camp in Raymond, ME. The Firelighter award is presented to individuals that set camp standards in terms of behavior, character, and leadership. It is an honor to be nominated by the staff and firelighters are looked upon as camp role models.
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Remarkable Recovery245 viewsDerek Ashworth, the son of Scott and Wendy Ashworth of Rochester, poses with Dr. David M. Lowell, MD, a board-certified neurologist and medical director of the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands, where Derek made a remarkable recovery after suffering from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Derek returned home this past weekend and is well on his way to what many have called a “miraculous recovery.” (Photo courtesy of Carole Stasiowski).
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New Deputy in Town299 viewsSusan Murray pins a badge on her son, newly-appointed Mattapoisett Deputy Fire Chief Andrew Murray, during the recent Board of Selectmen’s meeting where Mr. Murray was formally appointed to the position. Fire Chief Ron Scott and members of the Mattapoisett Police and Fire Departments were also on hand as Mr. Murray worked for both departments. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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