Fourth Annual TekNite at Rochester Grange

Normally, Scout Master Mike Blanchard tells his boys “no electronics” on camp-outs. But on Saturday, Boy Scouts from Troop #31 and Girl Scouts from Troop #81001 showed up at the Rochester Grange with their laptops, computer towers, and monitors in tow. TekNite, as it’s now being called – for the first three years it was […] Read more »

Second Annual Map-A-Palooza a Big Hit

About 15 children ages 6 to 12 learned how to use and create maps during a February school vacation event aptly named ‘Map-A-Palooza.’ The tri-sponsored event was held on February 23 at the Mattapoisett Historical Society Museum. Partnering for this second annual event were Jennifer McIntire, president of the Mattapoisett Historical Society Museum, Ellen Flynn, […] Read more »

Plumb Ballet

Miss Bridget (Bridget Farias), a Junior Friend of the Plumb Library, hosted an introduction to ballet session on Friday morning, February 24. Little girls, some in ballet slippers, lined up in front of Miss Bridget to learn the four primary positions of ballet and read a story about ballerinas. Photos by Jean Perry Read more »

Boy Scouts Evicted from Camp HoRoHi

It has been the home to Rochester Boy Scouts Troop 31 for about 45 years, but as of Saturday, February 18, Troop 31 has officially vacated the HoRoHi camp located on property the owners had allowed the scouts to use since 1971. Scout Master Mike Blanchard told The Wanderer that the property owned by Carr […] Read more »

The (Not So) Great Backyard Bird Count

Isn’t it weird when a seemingly insignificant activity such as bird watching can stir up an underlying streak of existential angst, sending it floating up from the Mariana Trench of the unconscious ocean of the self and into the tumultuous tides on the surface of the seas of conscious awareness? First, I wouldn’t call myself […] Read more »

Foodies Meet and Eat at Taber Library

Last Thursday evening, the lights burned brightly inside the Elizabeth Taber Library, which seemed deserted save for some voices – and enticing aromas – drifting from an unseen room behind the stacks. This is where the Potluck Recipe Exchange Group meets to discuss and sample recipes taken from the library’s cookbook collection. For Library Director […] Read more »

Snow Storm No Problem For Tri-Town

What do you get when cars are kept off the road, when schools are closed, and most of the snow falls during the daylight hours? You get very happy police chiefs. A quick round up of impressions from the Tri-Town police chiefs found each one very happy that nothing bad, or really bad that is, […] Read more »

Young Athletes Program Plunges Forward at Tabor

The Special Olympics Young Athletes Program, now in its second year at Tabor Academy, brings students and cognitively impaired children ages 2-7 together to work on “fundamental skills that will eventually enable them to partake in some sports,” said Tim Cleary, Sophomore Class Dean at Tabor. The program, which meets from 2:00 – 3:00 pm […] Read more »

The Statuesque Great Blue Heron

The shoreline view from my new residence in Fairhaven on the west side of Sconticut Neck looking across to Mattapoisett Neck encompasses a 180-degree panorama for bird watching, including waterfowl such as swans, egrets, and especially the eye-catching sentinel of a great blue heron stealthily wading in shallow water. Its 3-feet long torso of long […] Read more »

‘Sweet’ Home Mattapoisett

We know that those who live in Mattapoisett love Mattapoisett, so what better way to show Mattapoisett you love it than to send it a Valentine? That’s precisely what the fifth-graders at Old Hammondtown School did on February 14 to show their appreciation for the town and those who manage it, serve it, and protect […] Read more »