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Making Merry in Mattapoisett555 viewsFrosty the Snowman hands out candy canes to eager children in Mattapoisett's Shipyard Park during the town's first annual Holiday Village Stroll on Saturday, December 2. Frosty was also joined by Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and various helpful elves during the festivities which included music, food, fun and games. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Student Notes554 viewsThe Mattapoisett Center School Strings performed at the Friends of Old Rochester Music (FORM) Concert again this year at ORR High School. At left are third graders Dottie Vance and Sam Appleton. Marking tradition, all the tri-town bands joined together at the culmination of the concert. The concert, which was presented by the Old Rochester Regional Music Department, allows tri-town area music students to perform for and with each other while raising money for music scholarships. (Photo by Laura McLean).
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Closing A Chapter551 viewsRochester’s Facilities Manager Mike Meunier poses with outgoing Library Director Olivia Melo in front of the newly-finished front foyer at the Plumb Memorial Library — one of Ms. Melo’s completed projects. After three years as Library Director, Ms. Melo is leaving Rochester to take a job with the Lakeville Public Library. (Photo by Nancy MacKenzie).
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Home for the Holidays548 viewsWith a theme of “Handy’s Toy Shoppe,”the ladies of the Sippican Woman’s Club will present their 20th Annual Holiday House Tour from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 9, 2006, rain or shine. The tour begins at Handy’s Tavern, 152 Front Street in Marion. Tickets for the tour cost $15 in advance and are available at the Marion General Store, Isabelle’s and the Bookstall, all in Marion. (Photo courtesy of Dorothy Rasmussen).
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Gardens by the Sea546 viewsJust one of the impressive and colorful private gardens in Marion that will be open for tours during the fourth annual “Gardens by the Sea” sponsored by Saint Gabriel’s Episcopal Church. The event will take place on Friday, June 30, with gardens open from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. (Photo by and courtesy of Laura McLean).
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Shellfishing in Season544 viewsHorace Field, Mattapoisett’s Assistant Harbormaster and Deputy Shellfish Warden, and his lab Bonnie enjoy an afternoon of quahogging along a Mattapoisett beach. As of October 15 you can also harvest scallops (through April 1). Quahogging can be done anytime with a shellfishing permit from the Mattapoisett Town Hall. Bonnie digs quahogs, too, under her master’s permit! (Photo by and courtesy of Laura McLean).
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Marion Musical Melodrama534 viewsCast members of the Marion Art Center’s (MAC) summer production of The Drunkard include (l. to r.) Kim Krasky as “Mary the Heroine,” Kevin Halligan as “Edward the Hero,” and Rex McGraw as “The Villain.” Based on an 1844 temperance play by W.H.S. Smith, the MAC version of the show is based on a later 1970s adaption penned by Bro Herrod with music and lyrics by Barry Manilow. The show will be staged on July 28 and 29, August 3, 4 and 5 at 8:00 pm. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Mock Trial in Marion528 views“Anne Hutchinson” (Christina Hai) is sworn in by real-life Attorney Laura O’Rourke during Sippican School’s recent mock trial, The Massachusetts Bay Colony vs. Anne Hutchinson. The Marion students learned about the trial from 1637 where Ms. Hutchinson was banished from the colony for allegedly being “a woman not fit for society” because of her religious beliefs.
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Faith, Food and Fun523 viewsChildren enjoy fun and games during the Mattapoisett Congregational Church’s Third Annual Homecoming Sunday at historic Ned’s Point in Mattapoisett. This “glorious day of fun, faith and food” opened the beginning of a new year for the congregation’s Sunday School program and concluded with a family picnic at the point. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Renewing Toys and Dreams520 viewsCommunity volunteer Betsy Duncan poses with Hyde Gillette amidst her latest batch of reconditioned toys at Saint Gabriel’s Parish Hall in Marion. Ms. Duncan credits Mr. Gillette and her parents with inspiring her to start the Marion Toy Project which she’s run for the past 16 years. The annual program will mark its final year this holiday season as Ms. Duncan and her volunteers plan to retire. (Photo by Nancy MacKenzie).
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Painting the Town508 viewsMattapoisett artist Anthony Days works on a scenic watercolor landscape for the third annual “Paint the Town ... A Fresh Paint Event” to benefit the Mattapoisett Free Public Library. The event was held in anticipation of this weekend’s Harbor Days Festival and as part of a series of day-long activities which culminated with an auction of the paintings created earlier in the day and a “Taste of the Town” which showcased over a dozen local restauranteurs. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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The Impossible Dream497 viewsAaron Valente (Sancho Panza), C. Tucker Johnson (Don Quixote), and Chelsie Nectow (Aldonza) will star in the ORR Drama Club’s production of Man of La Mancha, to be performed at ORR High School Thursday through Saturday, March 30, 31 and April 1 at 7:30 pm; and on Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $8 for seniors and students and are now available at the Pen and Pendulum in Mattapoisett, the Marion General Store, and the Plumb Corner Market in Rochester. Tickets will also be available at the door. For additional information, please call 508-763-4727.(Photo by and courtesy of Joe Butterfield).
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