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Clowning Achievement778 viewsThe YMCA of the Southcoast in New Bedford was recently presented with a grant of $25,000 from Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Eastern New England during halftime at a Boston Celtics game. Pictured (l. to r.) are Charlie Winterhalter, President, RMHC of Eastern New England and McDonald’s Owner/Operator; Edie Stevenson, Executive Director, RMHC of Eastern New England; Ronald McDonald; Gary Schuyler, President, YMCA Southcoast; David Joseph, Executive Director, Dartmouth YMCA; and Lucky.
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Deck the Halls774 viewsLorinda Callahan and Jane Barker prepare wreaths and other Christmas decorations for the Marion Garden Discussion Group’s Christmas Boutique to be held on Saturday, December 10 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm in the library of Saint Gabriel’s Church in Marion.
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Pumpkin Patch Pair746 viewsThis odd couple was found riding a wagon in a pumpkin patch at Eastover Farm in Rochester recently and can be glimpsed again this weekend during a walking tour and barnyard visit sponsored by the Trustees of Reservations. The event will take place on Saturday, October 22 at 10:00 am and will include a hayride through the fields, pumpkin picking, and a pumpkin-painting activity. For more information, please call 508-679-2115, extension 10, or check out www.thetrustees.org. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Citizen Cane745 viewsMinnie Fermino of 12 Baptist Street in Mattapoisett was recently bestowed with the Boston Post Cane as the town’s oldest resident of record. The cane was presented to Ms. Fermino by Selectman Steve Lombard, Selectman Ray Andrews, and Town Clerk Barbara Sullivan. Also in attendance were Ms. Fermino’s children Caroline, Maurice (Mudgie), Peter and David. Created by Boston Post publisher Edwin A. Grozier, the Boston Post Cane is a New England tradition which dates back to 1909.
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Planting at the Point719 viewsSeveral members of Mattapoisett’s Tree Planting Committee (l. to r.) Paul Lambalot, Laura McLean, Charles Duponte, Kenny Pacheco and Todd Pacheco, recently installed three Halka locusts at Ned’s Point in Mattapoisett. The trees are living memorials for two people who enjoyed the scenic area. (Photo by and courtesy of Laura McLean).
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Veterans Day Speaker717 viewsLieutenant Commander Daniel Parilla, USN, of the Newport Naval War College will be the Principal Speaker at the Mattapoisett Veterans Day Ceremonies on Friday, November 11 starting at 11:00 am at Old Hammondtown School. LCDR Parilla wears the Heroic Action Air Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device, and two Strike Flight Air Medals, along with various other commendations.
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Dunseith Gardens, Mattapoisett717 viewsDunseith Gardens, Mattapoisett
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Certainly Certified698 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).
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Preparing to Patrol683 viewsMattapoisett Harbormaster Steve Mach (center) and Assistant Harbormasters Milt Heuberger and Kenneth Pacheco put the finishing touches — and redesigned vinyl lettering — on the newly-purchased SeaHawk Harbormaster's vessel at the Town Wharf. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Town Hall-oween675 viewsThe staff at the Mattapoisett Town Hall decked out in their Halloween costumes posed for this photo on All Hallow’s Eve, October 31. See if you can spot the familiar faces behind the make-up and masks in this picture, provided courtesy of Assistant to the Town Administrator Melody Pacheco.
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Holiday in Shipyard Park670 viewsThe Town of Mattapoisett once again sponsored their Annual ‘Holiday in the Park’ festivities on Saturday, December 10 at Shipyard Park. Special guests in attendance included none other than Santa and Mrs. Claus, their helper elves, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Frosty the Snowman. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Sullivan).
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Show-stopping Benefit647 viewsShowstoppers Musical Entertainment, a community-service vocal troupe comprised of 22 local children, recently raised $1400 for the American Red Cross. The talented singing group held their Disaster Relief Concert, “Rockin’ Through The Ages,” on November 5 in a packed hall at the Knights of Columbus in Mattapoisett. The program showcased the children performing a musical revue spanning five decades.
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