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Locks of Love480 viewsRochester sisters Arissa Anne Underhill (age 9) and Deianeira Marie Underhill (age 7), both students at Rochester’s Memorial School, recently had their hair cut to be donated to the charity “Locks of Love.” Hairdresser “Deb F.” of Hair and Body Solutions in Rochester cut the girls’ long locks which will be donated to make wigs for children suffering hair loss due to cancer treatments. Both girls were born with their own medical issues and received years of care from local hospitals.Jun 20, 2006
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Birthday Plans in the Making790 viewsThe Town of Mattapoisett is gearing up for a week-long 150th Anniversary celebration planned for August 2007 to commemorate their breaking off from the Town of Rochester in 1857. The planning committee is currently sponsoring a contest to get a new logo for the anniversary event which will be used for promotional items such as t-shirts. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).Jun 20, 2006
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Indian Summer532 viewsMattapoisett resident and part-time reporter for The Wanderer Lee Yeaton poses with a copy of the newspaper outside the new United States Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, during a recent trip to our nation’s capital. (Photo courtesy of Lee Yeaton).Jun 13, 2006
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Tree House632 viewsLongtime Mattapoisett resident, Mercedes May Murolo poses with her brother and part-time Mattapoisett resident, Fred Murolo, after successfully finishing a beautiful marathon through the giant redwood trees in California, a few hours north of Mercy’s new home in Sonoma County. In The Avenue of the Giants Marathon, Mercy came in third in her class, Fred fourth in his, and both qualified for Boston in April. The two plan on running in the Mattapoisett Fourth of July Road Race.Jun 13, 2006
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Gone to Guatemala581 viewsJim Cannell of Mattapoisett poses with a copy of The Wanderer among coffee trees in Guatemala. Jim is the owner if Jim’s Organic Coffee, purveyors to The Shipyard Galley, among others. (Photo courtesy of Jim Cannell).Jun 13, 2006
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Learning From The Past757 viewsThird Grade students at Rochester’s Memorial School recently got acquainted with Rochester’s rich, historic past thanks to members of the Rochester Historical Commission. Students were treated to a hands-on experience with old toys, primitive household items and educational tools, and learned about early church customs, Rochester’s Native Americans, and changes in the town boundaries as Marion, Mattapoisett, and Wareham eventually broke off from the large township of Rochester to form their own towns.Jun 13, 2006
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Mr. Nunes Goes to Washington429 viewsRochester Selectman Richard D. Nunes (third from left) recently worked for three months for Alan D. Lebowitz, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program Operations (DASPO) for the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) in Washington, DC. Mr. Nunes, a lawyer and Senior Investigator for the Boston Regional Office, worked as Special Assistant to the DASPO in the National Office. During this detail, Mr. Nunes was admitted and sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court and also paid a visit to the White House.Jun 13, 2006
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Defib Donation457 viewsRochester Chief Dispatcher Tracy Eldridge (left) presents Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee (right) with a new portable defibrillator which Ms. Eldridge managed to purchase with a donation she solicited from People in Business Care (PIBC). The $3,000 donated unit will be kept inside one of the on-duty police cruisers at all times. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).Jun 13, 2006
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ORR Relay for Life508 viewsJust some of the nearly 200 students, teachers, family members and friends who recently participated in the Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS) at Old Rochester Regional High School on Friday, June 10. The fund-raising event kicked off with the first laps led by cancer survivors, while 17 teams of walkers continued on throughout the 18-hour event. This year’s walk raised more than $48,000 for ACS programs.Jun 13, 2006
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United We Stand491 viewsCenter School students Luke Gauvin (left) as James Madison and Meredith Gauvin (center) as George Washington go through a dress rehearsal for the Mattapoisett school’s annual end-of-the-year third grade production titled “United We Stand.” This year’s play focused on the founding of our nation and featured such songs as “We’ve Got To Be One People,” “Shhh! We’re Writing the Constitution,” and “It’s Wise to Compromise.” (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).Jun 13, 2006
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Certainly Certified714 viewsMattapoisett Town Accountant Suzanne Szyndlar (left) and Town Clerk Barbara Sullivan (right) were both recently honored with state certifications for their respective positions. Ms. Szyndlar has been named “Certified Government Accountant (CGA)” by the Massachusetts Municipal Auditors’ and Accountants’ Association, Inc. (MMAAA), and Ms. Sullivan was named “Certified Municipal Clerk” (CMC) by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).Jun 06, 2006
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Stories in Stone415 viewsMattapoisett Historical Museum Curator Bette Roberts poses in front of a few of the historic gravestones on display at the Mattapoisett museum. Ms. Roberts recently gave a guided tour and talk on the Barlow Burying Ground in Mattapoisett. (Photo by Nancy MacKenzie).Jun 06, 2006
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