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Global Warming242 viewsStudents at Rochester's Memorial School were given a rare look at a scaled model of Planet Earth during a recent Earth Balloon program sponsored by professors from Bridgewater State College. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Rochester 5K240 viewsDana Dourdeville of Marion approaches the finish line in the 2008 Rochester Road Race 5K held on Saturday, August 16. Dourdeville finished second overall in 17:26. (Photo by Olivia Mello).
Rochester 5K Winner240 viewsJulien Di Maria proudly accepts the first place trophy in the 2008 Rochester Road Race 5K held on Saturday, August 16. Di Maria finished the 3.1-mile trek in 16:41. (Photo by Olivia Mello).
Rochester Woodsman Show 2007239 viewsOne of the highlights of the annual Rochester Country Fair was the Woodsman Show and Competition held on Friday night, August 17. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Wood, If I Could239 viewsThe ever-popular Woodsman Show remains a highlight of Rochester’s annual Country Fair and was held on Friday evening, August 22. Here a contestant displays his skills at the difficult and sometimes dangerous axe-throwing competition. Other events included log rolling, bow sawing, disc stacking, spring board chop, two-person cross cut, chainsaw cutting, and downward chop. Some of the woodmen came from as far away as Vermont to compete in this year’s program. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
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Hunger Walkers238 viewsRochester residents Julie, Caroline, and Lily of the South Coast Hunger Team participated in Project Bread’s 39th annual Walk for Hunger recently. Some 43,000 took part in the event that raised a record-breaking $3.3 million. The funds are used to feed hungry people at food pantries, soup kitchens, food banks, and food salvage programs across the state. For more information, visit
Church Donation238 viewsOn Sunday, August 26 a ceremony was held by the Rochester Land Trust to honor George Church and his late wife Katherine for their years of service and commitment to the Town of Rochester as the trust dedicated a wildlife preservation area in the couple's name. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Rochester Bakery Fire238 viewsA fire on July 28, 2011 completely gutted the Rochester Bakery and Cafe, located at 28 Marion Road in Rochester. Rochester, Mattapoisett, Marion and Acushnet fire departments responded to the conflagration. According to eyewitness reports, the fire started right before 10:00 pm with a series of explosions from the back of the building. Photo by Anne Kakley.
Under the Big Top237 viewsThe renowned Cole Brothers Circus made a recent stop in the field adjacent to the Plumb Corner Mall in Rochester last week to entertain the young and young-at-heart. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
It’s All About the Animals 237 viewsOn Sunday, November 11, It’s All About the Animals in Rochester held a holiday open house and craft sale to benefit the non-profit organization. The organization helps abandoned cats and small dogs find homes throughout Massachusetts. From left: Chantelle Pavao, Santa Claus, Pam Robinson, Mrs. Claus and Nikki Horton. Photo by Katy Fitzpatrick
Cream of the Crop236 viewsMembers of the Souza family of Rochester all pitched in to help harvest this year’s crop of cranberries at one of the few remaining bogs in town. The family recently took over the bog in an effort to revive and continue the proud farming tradition for which the area has become known. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
COA Memorial Tree Planting235 viewsGeorge Church shovels mulch onto the tree planted in his wife's memory, former longtime COA board member Katherine Church, which was planted and dedicated on the grounds adjacent to the Rochester COA Center. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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