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3rd Annual Bulldog Dash682 viewsAlmost 200 runners and walkers braved the autumn wind chill to turn out for the third annual ORR Bulldog Dash on Saturday, November 24. The dash was held to raise funds for the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the athletic department as well as to purchase equipment for the Cross Country teams. Photos by Paul Lopes
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Workin' at the Car Wash680 viewsMembers of the Old Rochester Youth Football and Cheerleading (ORYF) League recently held a benefit Car Wash at the Marion Fire Station on Spring Street. Over the next month, the league will be holding a series of car washes to raise money for uniforms, pads, footballs, poms-poms, first aid kits, and other necessary supplies and fees. The next Car Wash is slated for this Saturday, April 29 at the Mattapoisett Fire Station on Route 6 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. (Photo by Nancy MacKenzie).
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Fatal Fire679 viewsA devastating house fire at 13 Briar Road in the Point Connett area of Mattapoisett claimed the life of the sole occupant, 72-year-old Carlton Cook, on Sunday afternoon, February 3. (Photo by Paul Lopes).
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Tokyo Traveler676 viewsMary Beth Redman poses at Narita International Airport in Tokyo during a recent trip with a copy of The Wanderer. (Photo by and courtesy of Paul Lopes).
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Ripe for the Picking675 viewsIt’s fall harvest time ... and in Rochester that means cranberries! Although not as prevalent as they once were, several family-owned cranberry bogs and farms are still maintained and thrive within the quaint farming community of Rochester. These ripe cranberries are now “ready for the picking” at the Fielding family farm in Rochester. (Photo by and courtesy of Greta Grundstrom).
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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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DARE Returns674 viewsRochester Patrolman and DARE Officer Kevin Flynn instructs one of four sixth grade classes at Rochester Memorial School about the dangers and health risks associated with smoking cigarettes. Officer Flynn and Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee recently pushed to revive the DARE Program at the town’s elementary school, despite cutbacks in state aid. The ten-week DARE Program attempts to educate students about the potential dangers of alcohol, tobacco and drug use. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).
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Teaming Up Against Cancer671 viewsMembers of “Team Bertha,” a group of five local mothers and daughters, will walk almost 40 miles in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer with thousands of others to help find a cure. Team Bertha consists of Margaret (Mardee) Xifaras of Marion and her daughters, Juliet Xifaras of Fairhaven and Dena Xifaras of Roslindale, MA and Rochester resident Sharon Hartley and her daughter Amy Hartley-Matteson of Mattapoisett.
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Sippican Good News671 viewsSippican School sixth-grader, Julia Winters, helped organize and will take part in a special assembly on January 10, put on by King Arthur Flour company. The commodity manufacturor will educate local students about the science and math behind baking bread and will provide the students will baking kits so they can make two loaves at home: one for their families, and one to be given out to a local community out-reach program. Photo by Eric Tripoli.
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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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Nutcracker in New Bedford669 viewsSasha Nochimow of Marion will portray “Clara” in the New Bedford Ballet’s production of the Mini Nutcracker to be staged in the Alves Theater, 430 County Street in New Bedford, on Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 and 8:00 pm; Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 and 3:00 pm; Friday, December 16 at 7:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 and 3:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, seniors and students. All proceeds will benefit the New Bedford Ballet Foundation. (Photo courtesy of Lucy Iannotti).
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King and Curt667 viewsMatthew King of Mattapoisett poses with Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Shilling during a recent benefit held for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Like the many local friends and family members who have supported Matthew during his illness, Curt Shilling and the Red Sox have been longtime supporters of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund.
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