Marion Fire Department Open House


The Marion Fire Department Open House on October 5 made fire prevention and fire safety fire truckloads of fun with Sparky the Fire Dog, bucket rides in the ladder truck, and family-oriented activities. Fire Prevention Week this year is from October 5-11. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

Fire Prevention Week a National Tradition


This year’s Open House at the Marion Fire Department on October 5 was inextinguishable fun for dozens of Tri-Town children and their families. Who doesn’t love a chance to high-five Sparky the Fire Dog, practice putting out a real fire with a fire extinguisher, or a ride in the bucket of the ladder truck lifting […] Read more »

2014 Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride


Over 150 cyclists celebrated the beauty of the Buzzards Bay area on October 5 during the 2014 Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride that passed through Rochester at Eastover Farm. A 75-mile ride to raise fund and awareness of the BBC started at Horseneck Beach in Westport all went all the way to Falmouth, and the half-route […] Read more »

Hike The New Bedford Waterworks


This installment of Take a Hike was the hike that almost wasn’t. I have confessed in the past that I am a forest freak, but sometimes the “freak” turns into a forest “freak-out” like it did recently in the middle of the New Bedford Waterworks. Even a nature enthusiast has a bad day in the […] Read more »

The Halloween Contests Are Here!


Are you ready for some spooktacular fun? Dust off the cobwebs and sharpen those scary pencils. Once again, The Wanderer is hosting three Halloween contests to get you into the Halloween spirit! • Contest 1 – The Halloween Story Contest – Write a story, and maybe even win a prize! During the month of October, […] Read more »

Meeting John Adams


George Baker starred as John Adams on September 25 before an audience at the Marion Music Hall during Baker’s presentation entitled “Meet John Adams – A Witty and Revolutionary Conversation with America’s Second President.” Baker dressed in full period costume and assumed the personality of Adams, sharing his views on the nation, his family life, […] Read more »

Butterfly Release


Debbie Thompson of Marion raised monarch butterflies from caterpillar to chrysalis with her preschool students and finally released them on September 26. This is the second year Thompson raised butterflies, tagged them, and released them into the wild with her students. “For the kids it’s such a magical thing,” said Thompson. The bright blue sky […] Read more »

A Right to Farm in Rochester


Have you seen the signs along the road as you enter Rochester that say “A Right to Farm Community” and ever wondered, what does that mean? It sort of serves both as a welcome and a warning to residents living in or moving to Rochester that this is a town that supports agriculture and a […] Read more »

Economic Depression and Recovery – Circa 1840s


What does the economic depression of the late 1840s, the Gold Rush, and the development of high-speed clipper ships have to do with Mattapoisett? Well, just about everything as we learned from Seth Mendell during his talk at the end of the annual meeting of the Mattapoisett Historical Society. Mattapoisett’s Historical Society Museum held its […] Read more »

Family Restores Historic Rochester Cottage


For many years, a stone cottage has stood overlooking Snipatuit Pond in Rochester, a picture perfect setting of peace and tranquility, holding within it more memories than there are fieldstones that make up the rustic walls of this historic Neck Road fairy tale cottage. Built in 1925 by Dr. George Moore of Brockton, Massachusetts, the […] Read more »