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How Ewe Doing?246 viewsSheep out to pasture alongside New Bedford Road in Rochester on September 22, 2011. Photo by Anne Kakley.
Rochester 5K Winner245 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).
Global Warming244 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).
COA Memorial Tree Planting242 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).
Cream of the Crop241 viewsMembers of the Souza family of Rochester all pitched in to help harvest this yearís 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).
Wood, If I Could241 viewsThe ever-popular Woodsman Show remains a highlight of Rochesterís 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 yearís program. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).
Senior Sweethearts241 viewsEight Seniors Competing† for the title of Miss Senior South Coast 2009 on Friday March 6, 2009 at Alden Court Nursing and Rehab Center at 6:30 pm. Left to Right Front Row:† Lillian Mary Fernandes (Fairhaven), Marie Bolger (South Dartmouth), Madeicha Szklarski (New Bedford), and Natalia Roderick (New Bedford).
Back Row:† Left to Right: Esther Barker (Fairhaven), Hilda Connor (Fairhaven), Shirley Parker (Fairhaven), Celeste Forte (Acushnet).
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Hunger Walkers240 viewsRochester residents Julie, Caroline, and Lily of the South Coast Hunger Team participated in Project Breadís 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
Under the Big Top240 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).
Church Donation240 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 Fire240 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.
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).
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