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Rodeo Champs262 views(L. to R.) Rochester Highway Department members Bob Lake, Highway Surveyor Jeff Eldridge, and Bob Laferriere pose with the trophy they received for taking First Place in the recent New England Chapter of the American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Regional Snow Plow Rodeo held in Manchester, NH. Rochester’s Highway Department has won multiple awards in past competitions, but this marks the first time they have taken top honors in both the state and regional events in the same year. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).44444
(4 votes)
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Fall on the Farm244 viewsPumpkins and ‘mums are tell-tale signs that autumn is in full bloom in the tri-town area. Here the seasonal gourds are lined up at Eastover Farm in Rochester awaiting someone to bring them home to adorn their front porch. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).44444
(21 votes)
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Rowing on the River340 viewsLongtime Memorial Day Boat Race participants and Rochester residents Jeff Eldridge and Walter Gonet (Team #3, front) battle it out with fellow contestants Jake Goyette and Joe Goyette (Team #4, back) to cross the finish line in the 2008 event. Once adjusted start times were calculated, Team #4 ultimately finished in fourth place with an elapsed time of 1:56:32 and Team #3 placed sixth overall with a final time of 1:57:28. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).44444
(13 votes)
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A Tribute to Heroes318 viewsMattapoisett artist and sculptor Keith Francis poses with the sculpture he designed and built in tribute to the Worcester Six, the firefighters who perished in the tragic Worcester Warehouse fire on December 3, 1999. The massive one-ton sculpture now sits in his North Street backyard in clear view of several neighbors who are either firefighters, retired firefighters or relatives of firefighters. (Photo by Robert Chiarito).44444
(14 votes)
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Renewing Toys and Dreams520 viewsCommunity volunteer Betsy Duncan poses with Hyde Gillette amidst her latest batch of reconditioned toys at Saint Gabriel’s Parish Hall in Marion. Ms. Duncan credits Mr. Gillette and her parents with inspiring her to start the Marion Toy Project which she’s run for the past 16 years. The annual program will mark its final year this holiday season as Ms. Duncan and her volunteers plan to retire. (Photo by Nancy MacKenzie).44444
(57 votes)
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Nutcracker in New Bedford667 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).44444
(44 votes)
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Getting A Kick Out of Soccer411 viewsAn instructor shows a player how to properly handle the ball during a recent Soccer Academy training session held at the Mariner Soccer Club in Fairhaven. The next week-long training series starts on Monday, August 14 and there will be a walk-up registration day on August 18 for any player aged 7-14 who wishes to experience a day of the academy training. For more information, please call or e-mail Ray M. Cabral at 508-728-1377 or rcabral@umassd.edu. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).44444
(30 votes)
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Bridging the Generation Gap1871 viewsRochester resident Jillian Jensen (center) poses with a few of her friends and fellow members of the Friends of the Elderly Kids Club which she founded some five years ago. The group makes regular visits to the elderly in area nursing homes and also collects Teddy Bears which they bring as gifts. Pictured here with Jillian are (l. to r.) Alec Govoni (Freetown); Bryce Govoni (Freetown); Danielle Hardy (Acushnet); and Kayla Govoni (Freetown). (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).44444
(100 votes)
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Workin' at the Car Wash678 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).44444
(44 votes)
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Yuletide in Rochester476 viewsMembers of the Rochester Memorial School Chorus performed several classic Christmas carols during the town's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony held on Monday, December 11 at the Rochester Town Hall. The event also included a performance by the Memorial School Band and the official lighting of the town tree by Christian Brown, who won the honor through a school-sponsored drawing contest. (Photo by Kenneth J. Souza).44444
(55 votes)
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"Play Ball" ... Opening Day in Rochester1046 viewsBall players representing several of the teams which comprise Rochester Youth Baseball (RYB) were on hand to participate in this season’s “Opening Day” Parade in Rochester center. Despite inclement weather, the event drew a sizeable crowd and the teams joined in an orderly procession from the town green to the Dexter Lane baseball field last weekend. (Photo by Nancy MacKenzie).44444
(46 votes)
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Old Hammondtown Orchestra590 viewsViolinist Everett Coulter, a fifth grader at Old Hammondtown School in Mattapoisett and a member of the newly-formed Old Hammondtown School Orchestra, practices before a recent concert. The Old Hammondtown School Orchestra combines 25 members of the school’s concert band and 25 strings players and will head to the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) conference next spring. (Photo by and courtesy of Laura McLean).44444
(47 votes)
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