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Mattapoisett Memorial Day 20056633 viewsMembers of the Mattapoisett Cub Scout Troop stand at attention outside the Mattapoisett Free Public Library during Memorial Day Services this past week. The annual observance drew a sizeable crowd which was treated to public speakers, performances of patriotic music by the Old Hammondtown School Band, and a keynote address from Commander John Landis, USN, of the Newport Naval War College. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Mudgie's Namesake 16129 viewsFriends and family members paid tribute to Mattapoisett’s own Maurice “Mudgie” Tavares last week in a formal ceremony to dedicate and name the new Center School Playground in his honor. Mudgie has been a longtime supporter and friend of the children of Mattapoisett — as both a staff member at Center School and the founder of the long-running and ever-popular Mattapoisett Track Club — so the playground dedication was an ideal honor. Former Mattapoisett students were on hand to cite Mudgie’s positive influence and affect on their lives. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Mudgie's Namesake 26110 viewsMaurice “Mudgie” Tavares, a longtime staff custodian at Center School in Mattapoisett and a dedicated benefactor of the town's youth, looks on while students file out for the dedication of the school's playground in his honor. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Robert B. Parker at Center School2105 viewsNoted mystery author Robert B. Parker, best known for creating the long-running Spenser detective series, went back to school — Center School in Mattapoisett, that is — for a discussion and book signing to benefit the Mattapoisett Public Library on Friday, July 8. Mr. Parker recounted his years growing up in Mattapoisett and also fielded questions about his many published works. (Photo by Margie A. Souza).
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Eagle Scout1930 viewsMattapoisett resident Alexander Moceri recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest honor in Boy Scouts. For his final project, he headed the renovations of both the men and women's bathrooms at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in New Bedford. Photo courtesy of Alison Anselmo.
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Chicks and Treats1518 viewsLocal favorites That Chick Band include members (l. to r.) Sheila Furtado, Beverly Hilliard, Shelly D’Elia, Karen Dellacioppa, and Nancy Sparklin. The group will once again perform at the Marion Art Center’s “Halloween Hoopla” for one show only on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 for MAC members and $12 general admission and reservations can be made by calling the Marion Art Center at 508-748-1266. (Photo courtesy of Wendy Bidstrup).
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Sounds of the Season1505 viewsSounds of holiday music filled the air last weekend at the Mattapoisett Historical Museum and Carriage House where violinist and music teacher Jean West and a strings ensemble played to the public. The performance was part of the Historical Museum’s Annual Holiday Open House and the afternoon also featured stories of Christmas recited by museum curator Bette Roberts. (Photos by and courtesy of Laura McLean).
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Ballet Beauties1413 views“Tango” is just one of seven intriguing dance pieces recently performed by the students of the New Bedford Ballet School as part of their “A Collage of Dance” summer performance. Fall classes begin September 6. Anyone interested in learning more about the school is encouraged to call 508-993-1387 for more information.
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Consider Yourself ... Oliver!1380 viewsJonathan Lee Zucco of Mattapoisett will star in the title role of the New Bedford Festival Theatre’s Production of Oliver! which will run August 5, 6, 11, 12 at 7:30 pm and August 7 and 14 at 3:00 pm at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford. This is the third Festival Theatre production for the young actor, who will be entering Grade 6 at Old Hammondtown School this fall. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Zucco).
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Boy Scout at Jamboree1368 viewsStar Scout Michael Parker of Troop 52 from Saint Mary’s Parish in Fairhaven recently attended the national Boy Scout Jamboree in Virginia along with some 31,788 other scouts; 3,532 leaders; and 7,743 staff members.
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Artistic Expressions1324 viewsOne of the unique abstract depictions of a famous quote from W.C. Fields as interpreted by Rochester artist Renee Richard Ouellette which will be included in her one-person exhibit at the Wamsutta Club in New Bedford from November 1 through December 6, 2005. The club is open Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm. There will be a reception to meet the artist on November 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. (Photo by and courtesy of Renee Richard Ouellette).
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Community Cancer Care1321 viewsFriends of Matthew King were on hand to support his cause at Community Cancer Care’s recent Harbor Days fundraiser in Mattapoisett. Pictured here (l. to r.) are Brianna, Mike Days, Chris Beatriz, Lee Costello, Anna VanVorhis, Dodie Fontaine, and Gary Maestas. The group is holding a follow-up benefit Yard Sale this Sunday, August 14 in the Knights of Columbus parking lot on Route 6 in Mattapoisett. (Photo courtesy of Anthony Days).
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