Marion COA Offers Senior Watch Program

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For a senior citizen living alone, sometimes the U.S. postal carrier might be their daily single point of contact with another person. Because of this, mail carriers often watch out for signs that may indicate there is something wrong at the residence of an elderly person. The Marion Council on Aging, with the assistance of […] Read more »

Tri-Town Veteran’s Day Events

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Tri-Town remembers its veterans on November 11 with two big events scheduled in Marion and Mattapoisett, both beginning at 11:00 am. The Town of Marion will honor “hometown boy” retired Navy Captain Robert E. Ellis, a Bronze Star recipient with Combat “V” for Valor in Vietnam, who graduated from Sippican School and Tabor Academy. Ellis […] Read more »

2014 Senior Citizens Art Contest

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  Five Rochester artists were recently recognized in the 2014 Senior Citizens Art Contest run by the Commonwealth of MA.  The theme of the competition was “We Celebrate Massachusetts Cities and Towns.”   Betty Beaulieu, Doreen Grover, Betty DeVincent,  Janet Smith-Flaherty and Helen Johnson won awards for their watercolor paintings.  152 seniors from across the state participated […] Read more »

Investigating Leaf Biology

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  The Marion Natural History Museum’s afterschool group investigated leaf biology and what happens to a tree in the fall in New England.  The students also had a chance to use a dissecting microscope to get a close look, made a leaf press and worked on other crafts to take home.  Many thanks to the […] Read more »

Cranberry Harvest at “The Bogs”

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Perfect weather brought out the young and the young at heart to the second annual cranberry harvest at “The Bogs” on Acushnet Road in Mattapoisett, a Buzzards Bay Coalition property. The retired bog acreage is slowly returning to meadows and woodlands. But for now cranberries continue to grow giving the do-it-yourself harvester a chance to […] Read more »

The Last Halloween Story

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Here it is: The last story in our Halloween Story Contest. To continue the suspense just a little further, we won’t tell you who won until after this story, where there is also a list of all the authors. Thank you to everyone who entered! The Wanderer will also be holding a special Facebook Halloween […] Read more »

Marion Halloween Parade 2014

The annual parade officially kicked off the trick or treating in Marion this afternoon. Costumes of every shape and kind delighted the spectators in the village. Read more »

Halloween at the Mattapoisett YMCA

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It was an adventurous evening at the Mattapoisett YMCA on October 24 for families looking for some Halloween fun. A family hayride, Halloween party, and the spooky zipline, along with a costume contest gave local children a heaping dose of early Halloween excitement. Photos by Jean Perry Read more »

Salty’s Silvery Moon Soiree

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Dunseith Gardens in Mattapoisett was lit up the night of October 25 with fire and imagination at the 8th annual Salty’s Silvery Moon Soiree, hosted by the Mattapoisett Land Trust. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

What’s for Dinner?

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This man eats bugs. Entomaphagist David Gracer was at the Mattapoisett Library October 28 explaining how eating bugs could save the world, and fed a few mealworms to some brave (and hungry) Tri-Town children. Photos by Jean Perry   Read more »