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Cultivating Compassion1377 viewsPat Olney, Jean Kittridge and Barbara Whalen of the Garden Group ladies of the Mattapoisett Women’s Club, have been busy digging, dividing, and baking to benefit the hurricane victims. The group will hold a small plant sale/auction on Saturday, October 8 at 10:00 am at Dunseith Gardens on the corner of Route 6 and North Street in Mattapoisett, with all proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross.
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A Christmas Story1237 viewsThree-year-old Emily Wilson of Marion enjoys a Christmas story read by Elaine Botelho (center) and Bobbie Gaspar at Mattapoisett’s Holiday in the Park. Alison Feltman, far left, handed out candy canes during festivities as Santa made his annual arrival and local musicians filled the frosty air with Christmas carols. (Photo by Laura McLean).
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John Gibbons Bench Mark1203 viewsMattapoisett town officials, along with friends and relatives of the late John Gibbons of Mattapoisett, were on hand this past Tuesday evening for the formal dedication of a bench outside the Mattapoisett Town Hall in Mr. Gibbons’ memory. The bench is located alongside a similar one which was previously dedicated to late former Selectman John “Jack” DeCosta. Like Mr. DeCosta, Mr. Gibbons was well-known in town and was very active in all things Mattapoisett. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Robert B. Parker in Mattapoisett1090 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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Center School, Mattapoisett1048 viewsCenter School, Mattapoisett
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Look Who's 70 ...1046 viewsWho just turned 70 years young, you ask? We have it from reliable sources that none other than Rochester Town Administrator and longtime Mattapoisett resident James Huntoon (seen here keeping busy at work) commemorated the big 7-0 milestone on Wednesday, August 31. And we didn’t think Mr. Huntoon looked a day over 69! The Wanderer would like to take this opportunity to wish Mr. Huntoon a very Happy 70th Birthday and many more! (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Ned's Point Lighthouse Tours920 viewsMembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 67 will conduct free tours of Ned’s Point Lighthouse in Mattapoisett every Thursday during August from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, weather permitting. The last tour will enter the lighthouse at 5:45 pm and the lighthouse will close at 6:00 pm. There will be no morning tours in August and no appointments are necessary. (Wanderer file photo).
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Whale Winner857 viewsFive-year-old Kate Lima of New Bedford is the winner of the “Name the Whale” Contest sponsored by First Night New Bedford. Kate chose to name the event’s tell-tale mascot “Welcome the Whale.” The First Night New Bedford 2006 committee chose the winning name “Welcome” for its cheerful whale design depicted on First Night buttons and posters. Kate received several prizes for her winning entry.
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Mission Improvisation829 viewsSaxophone players Travis and Michael Bliss are joined by bass guitarist Ian McLean. The youngsters find time outside school band practices to jam together in an improvisational jazz combo. (Photo by and courtesy of Laura McLean).
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Spirit of America799 viewsThe Spirit of America Marching Band will present its 2005 Field Show, “Quest for Honor,” a dynamic show of music in motion exploring the themes of Honor, Love, Truth, Sacrifice and Loyalty, on the following dates and locations: Friday, August 12 at 7:00 pm: Falmouth Academy in Falmouth (featuring Summer Sounds Music Camp Concert Band at 6:30 pm); Wednesday, August 17 at 8:00 pm: Eldredge Park in Orleans, MA; and Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 pm: “Concerts in the Park” at Mass Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay.
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Preserving Open Space792 viewsChristopher Makepeace, Joanna Bennett, Zelinda Douhan, and Richard Canning from the Makepeace Neighborhood Fund present a check to Erin Bryant and Susan Adams on behalf of the Rochester Land Trust. The $7,500 grant will be used to preserve open space in the Town of Rochester. (Photo courtesy of Susan Adams).
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Road Race Scholars779 viewsMattapoisett Road Race Committee Chairman Daniel White presents $1,000 scholarship checks to students Mary Jayne Menezes and Greg Correia, both of Mattapoisett, in the town’s historic Shipyard Park. These were just two of eight scholarships awarded to local students upon completion of their first semester in higher education. (Photo courtesy of Daniel White).
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