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Cultivating Compassion1377 viewsPat Olney, Jean Kittridge and Barbara Whalen of the Garden Group ladies of the Mattapoisett Women’s Club, have been busy digging, dividing, and baking to benefit the hurricane victims. The group will hold a small plant sale/auction on Saturday, October 8 at 10:00 am at Dunseith Gardens on the corner of Route 6 and North Street in Mattapoisett, with all proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross.
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Whale Winner857 viewsFive-year-old Kate Lima of New Bedford is the winner of the “Name the Whale” Contest sponsored by First Night New Bedford. Kate chose to name the event’s tell-tale mascot “Welcome the Whale.” The First Night New Bedford 2006 committee chose the winning name “Welcome” for its cheerful whale design depicted on First Night buttons and posters. Kate received several prizes for her winning entry.
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Preserving Open Space792 viewsChristopher Makepeace, Joanna Bennett, Zelinda Douhan, and Richard Canning from the Makepeace Neighborhood Fund present a check to Erin Bryant and Susan Adams on behalf of the Rochester Land Trust. The $7,500 grant will be used to preserve open space in the Town of Rochester. (Photo courtesy of Susan Adams).
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Look Who's 70 ...1046 viewsWho just turned 70 years young, you ask? We have it from reliable sources that none other than Rochester Town Administrator and longtime Mattapoisett resident James Huntoon (seen here keeping busy at work) commemorated the big 7-0 milestone on Wednesday, August 31. And we didn’t think Mr. Huntoon looked a day over 69! The Wanderer would like to take this opportunity to wish Mr. Huntoon a very Happy 70th Birthday and many more! (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Preparing to Patrol683 viewsMattapoisett Harbormaster Steve Mach (center) and Assistant Harbormasters Milt Heuberger and Kenneth Pacheco put the finishing touches — and redesigned vinyl lettering — on the newly-purchased SeaHawk Harbormaster's vessel at the Town Wharf. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Ballet Beauties1534 views“Tango” is just one of seven intriguing dance pieces recently performed by the students of the New Bedford Ballet School as part of their “A Collage of Dance” summer performance. Fall classes begin September 6. Anyone interested in learning more about the school is encouraged to call 508-993-1387 for more information.
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Boy Scout at Jamboree1485 viewsStar Scout Michael Parker of Troop 52 from Saint Mary’s Parish in Fairhaven recently attended the national Boy Scout Jamboree in Virginia along with some 31,788 other scouts; 3,532 leaders; and 7,743 staff members.
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Community Cancer Care1451 viewsFriends of Matthew King were on hand to support his cause at Community Cancer Care’s recent Harbor Days fundraiser in Mattapoisett. Pictured here (l. to r.) are Brianna, Mike Days, Chris Beatriz, Lee Costello, Anna VanVorhis, Dodie Fontaine, and Gary Maestas. The group is holding a follow-up benefit Yard Sale this Sunday, August 14 in the Knights of Columbus parking lot on Route 6 in Mattapoisett. (Photo courtesy of Anthony Days).
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Spirit of America799 viewsThe Spirit of America Marching Band will present its 2005 Field Show, “Quest for Honor,” a dynamic show of music in motion exploring the themes of Honor, Love, Truth, Sacrifice and Loyalty, on the following dates and locations: Friday, August 12 at 7:00 pm: Falmouth Academy in Falmouth (featuring Summer Sounds Music Camp Concert Band at 6:30 pm); Wednesday, August 17 at 8:00 pm: Eldredge Park in Orleans, MA; and Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 pm: “Concerts in the Park” at Mass Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay.
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Consider Yourself ... Oliver!1504 viewsJonathan Lee Zucco of Mattapoisett will star in the title role of the New Bedford Festival Theatre’s Production of Oliver! which will run August 5, 6, 11, 12 at 7:30 pm and August 7 and 14 at 3:00 pm at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford. This is the third Festival Theatre production for the young actor, who will be entering Grade 6 at Old Hammondtown School this fall. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Zucco).
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Ned's Point Lighthouse Tours920 viewsMembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 67 will conduct free tours of Ned’s Point Lighthouse in Mattapoisett every Thursday during August from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, weather permitting. The last tour will enter the lighthouse at 5:45 pm and the lighthouse will close at 6:00 pm. There will be no morning tours in August and no appointments are necessary. (Wanderer file photo).
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John Gibbons Bench Mark1202 viewsMattapoisett town officials, along with friends and relatives of the late John Gibbons of Mattapoisett, were on hand this past Tuesday evening for the formal dedication of a bench outside the Mattapoisett Town Hall in Mr. Gibbons’ memory. The bench is located alongside a similar one which was previously dedicated to late former Selectman John “Jack” DeCosta. Like Mr. DeCosta, Mr. Gibbons was well-known in town and was very active in all things Mattapoisett. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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