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Strings Attached823 viewsMusic teacher Jean West leads students in playing selections on the violin. Ms. West, together with Old Hammondtown School Band Director Stan Ellis, have teamed up to form and advise the new Old Hammondtown School Orchestra, a program which is a rarity for elementary-level music students. (Photo by and courtesy of Laura McLean).Nov 22, 2005
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Old Hammondtown Orchestra592 viewsViolinist Everett Coulter, a fifth grader at Old Hammondtown School in Mattapoisett and a member of the newly-formed Old Hammondtown School Orchestra, practices before a recent concert. The Old Hammondtown School Orchestra combines 25 members of the school’s concert band and 25 strings players and will head to the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) conference next spring. (Photo by and courtesy of Laura McLean).Nov 22, 2005
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Show-stopping Benefit647 viewsShowstoppers Musical Entertainment, a community-service vocal troupe comprised of 22 local children, recently raised $1400 for the American Red Cross. The talented singing group held their Disaster Relief Concert, “Rockin’ Through The Ages,” on November 5 in a packed hall at the Knights of Columbus in Mattapoisett. The program showcased the children performing a musical revue spanning five decades. Nov 15, 2005
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Kicking and Screaming1573 viewsDartmouth’s Julia Silverstein controls the ball in the midfield against tight defensive pressure during last Sunday’s (November 13) U11 Girls Mariner Soccer League game against the Metro Black Magic SC out of Franklin. Wareham’s Madison Catarius trails Silverstein from her fullback position to lend support to the Mariner attack. Mariner ended up losing the match, 2-0. (Photo by and courtesy of Luis Couto).Nov 15, 2005
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Wanderer Model778 viewsThis intricately detailed model of the whaling bark Wanderer was built by David Barker and Neale Birdsall, both of Marion, and was commissioned by Mr. Barker for his private maritime collection. Mr. Barker has maintained a lifelong fascination with the whaling ship which dates back to his father’s finding artifacts from the historic vessel floating in the water just after it was destroyed on the rocks off Cuttyhunk Island in 1924. (Photo by and courtesy of David Barker).Nov 15, 2005
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Coke and a Smile918 viewsThe Duffy family poses with a copy of The Wanderer at the "Coke Cool Set" in the Disney/MGM Theme Park during a recent family vacation in Orlando, FL. Pictured (l. to r.) are Wendy, Catherine, Julia, John and John Duffy. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).Nov 10, 2005
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Mending Fences3369 viewsTwo students from the Loft School in Marion pose behind the new fence which was erected at the playground they use at Saint Rita’s Parish. The playground, located at the corner of Front Street and Vine, is now in the process of undergoing much-needed improvements and renovations. All of this year’s fund-raising efforts at the Loft School will go towards further improvements to the playgound. Anyone interested in donating funds to this much loved space should contact the Loft School at 508-748-1243.Nov 10, 2005
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Town Hall-oween675 viewsThe staff at the Mattapoisett Town Hall decked out in their Halloween costumes posed for this photo on All Hallow’s Eve, October 31. See if you can spot the familiar faces behind the make-up and masks in this picture, provided courtesy of Assistant to the Town Administrator Melody Pacheco.Nov 10, 2005
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Tolerance Through Theater761 viewsMembers of the Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club (foreground, l. to r.) Shannon Francis, Evan Berry, and Samantha LeBlanc rehearse for the school’s production of The Laramie Project, to be performed Thursday through Saturday, November 17, 18, and 19 at 8:00 pm; and Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for students and seniors and will be available at the door. Advance tickets can also be purchased at Old Rochester Regional High School, the Marion General Store, the Seaport Village Coffee and Ice Cream Shoppe in Mattapoisett, and the Plumb Corner Market in Rochester. (Photo by and courtesy of Joe Butterfield).Nov 10, 2005
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Veterans Day Speaker719 viewsLieutenant Commander Daniel Parilla, USN, of the Newport Naval War College will be the Principal Speaker at the Mattapoisett Veterans Day Ceremonies on Friday, November 11 starting at 11:00 am at Old Hammondtown School. LCDR Parilla wears the Heroic Action Air Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device, and two Strike Flight Air Medals, along with various other commendations.Nov 02, 2005
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ORR Jazzes It Up3509 viewsMembers of the Old Rochester Regional High School Jazz Band recently performed in the ballroom of the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on October 23. The band, which has not performed at the Hynes since their big win at the Berklee College competition last March, played to a standing-room-only crowd of the Association of School Business Officials. (Photo by and courtesy of Bob Williamson).Nov 02, 2005
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Calendar Guy1476 viewsAl Hamer of Al’s Yankee Clipper in Marion shows off his wife, “Miss November,” in his latest 2006 “Survivors” calendar which depicts local women who are all cancer survivors either riding on or posing with classic motorcycles. The proceeds from the calendar, created by Mr. Hamer with his brother-in-law, David Blanchette, will benefit the American Cancer Society. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).Nov 02, 2005
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