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Marion Block Party27 viewsThe "original" Marion Block Party was known as Marigold Day, the first being held in 1887. Just like the Block Party of today, the proceeds of the event went for community needs of various types. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
Marion Block Party41 viewsThe Marion Block Party, which was held on Saturday, August 25, 2012, featured a variety of live musical acts by local artists. (from left) Sarah Martin and Scott Bissonnette, who played music from blues to folk to classic rock. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
Marion Block Party52 viewsDeven Bowman throws a frisbee during the Marion Block Party on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Though the event wasn't held last year, hundreds of people turned out for the party this year. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
Marion Block Party32 views: The Marion Block Party was held on Saturday, August 25, 2012, in front of the Town Hall. The family bar-b-que lasted all day, and featured a classic car display, live music, and kids activities. Proceeds from the event will go to help fund the construction of a new playground at Washburn Park and to help pay for a new thermal imager for the Marion Fire Department. Centerpieces of American flags and black-eyed susans lined the picnic tables of the party. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
Marion Block Party28 viewsA classic car show was part of the festivities at the Marion Block Party on Saturday, August 25, 2012. About a dozen cars from the 1920s-1970s were on display across from the Town Hall. Some owners offered rides around town in their vintage vehicles. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
Marion Block Party56 viewsA child slips into a bounce house at the Marion Block Party on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at the Town Hall. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
Marion Turtles27 viewsDon Lewis holds a baby diamondback terrapin turtle on its back, showing a small yellow sack on its belly. This sack will serve as a nutrient supply for the animal for a few months, until it is ready to begin hunting on its own in the area salt marshes. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
Marion Turtles37 viewsThe diamondback terrapin turtle is officially listed as a threatened species. Each female lays about 25 eggs each season, but the natural survival rate of the species is 1 in 250. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
Marion Turtles19 viewsTurtles and turtle eggs have many natural predators, including seabirds, raccoons, foxes, and skunks. Local turtle experts Don Lewis and Susan Wieber Nourse use chicken wire fences to protect growing turtles in their back yard. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
Marion Turtles19 viewsDon Lewis holds the egg of a diamondback terrapin turtle. In a few weeks, a baby turtle will use its "egg tooth" (a temporary protrusion on its snout) to break through the leathery soft shell. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
Marion Turtles26 viewsEarly last week, diamondback terrapin turtles emerged from their eggs on a beach in Marion. Local turtle experts Don Lewis and Susan Wieber Nourse collected the hatchlings in order to care for them until they are strong enough to be deposited in the local salt marshes. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
Marion Turtles25 viewsBaby turtles may be small, but they are intrepid. Turtles on the whole will always try to make their way back to their birthplace thanks to their strong nesting instincts. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
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