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Winter Sunset in Mattapoisett835 viewsAlthough winter did finally rear its ugly head this week with a long overdue snowfall on Monday, this idyllic photograph taken recently at the Town Wharf in Mattapoisett is just another example of the fine weather we’ve been having this month. Apparently warm sunny days and scenic sunsets aren’t reserved for summertime anymore. (Photo by and courtesy of Carol Ingram).
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It's Christmas Carol!787 viewsMattapoisett’s Center School students in Grades 1 and 2 and members of the Intergenerational Chorus will present “It’s Christmas Carol,” a fun musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol where elves are the characters, on Thursday December 22 at 9:30 am. Jean West directs the production with scenery by Luice Moncevitch and assisted by James Bradshaw. (Photo by and courtesy of Laura McLean).
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Wanderer Model776 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).
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Birthday Plans in the Making769 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).
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Tolerance Through Theater759 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).
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Arts in Action755 viewsSippican School First Grader Emily Hiller tries to create the lifelike ceramic fish from Grainger Pottery on display at the recent “Arts in Action” program held at the school. On May 13, the Marion school hosted its first “Arts in Action” show for members of the staff and local artists. Among other interesting and unique displays were Russian Egg painting, bird carving, mural painting, flip-flop sandal decorating and portrait sculpture.
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New Harbor Patrol Boat750 viewsThe newly-purchased Mattapoisett Harbormaster’s boat underwent final preparations — including official lettering done by Assistant Harbormaster Ken Pacheco — earlier this week at the Town Wharf. The new vessel has been in service for about a week now and Harbormaster Steve Mach said the boat, with a higher enclosed cabin, will come in handy especially during the colder winter months. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Guys and Dolls722 viewsMembers of the Drama Club at Tabor Academy in Marion rehearse for their upcoming winter production of Guys and Dolls, to be staged in the school’s Fireman Performing Arts Center on February 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm each night. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Reservations may be made by e-mailing wintermusicaltix@taboracademy.org, or by purchasing tickets at The Bookstall in Marion village. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Workin' at the Car Wash678 viewsMembers of the Old Rochester Youth Football and Cheerleading (ORYF) League recently held a benefit Car Wash at the Marion Fire Station on Spring Street. Over the next month, the league will be holding a series of car washes to raise money for uniforms, pads, footballs, poms-poms, first aid kits, and other necessary supplies and fees. The next Car Wash is slated for this Saturday, April 29 at the Mattapoisett Fire Station on Route 6 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. (Photo by Nancy MacKenzie).
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Ripe for the Picking673 viewsIt’s fall harvest time ... and in Rochester that means cranberries! Although not as prevalent as they once were, several family-owned cranberry bogs and farms are still maintained and thrive within the quaint farming community of Rochester. These ripe cranberries are now “ready for the picking” at the Fielding family farm in Rochester. (Photo by and courtesy of Greta Grundstrom).
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DARE Returns673 viewsRochester Patrolman and DARE Officer Kevin Flynn instructs one of four sixth grade classes at Rochester Memorial School about the dangers and health risks associated with smoking cigarettes. Officer Flynn and Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee recently pushed to revive the DARE Program at the town’s elementary school, despite cutbacks in state aid. The ten-week DARE Program attempts to educate students about the potential dangers of alcohol, tobacco and drug use. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Teaming Up Against Cancer669 viewsMembers of “Team Bertha,” a group of five local mothers and daughters, will walk almost 40 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer with thousands of others to help find a cure. Team Bertha consists of Margaret (Mardee) Xifaras of Marion and her daughters, Juliet Xifaras of Fairhaven and Dena Xifaras of Roslindale, MA and Rochester resident Sharon Hartley and her daughter Amy Hartley-Matteson of Mattapoisett.
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