Calling All Animal-loving Artists

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Your creativity can help animals in need! Art On Center is teaming up with the Humane Society & Shelter, South Coast to present an art exhibition and fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society. There are two ways to participate, and artists may choose either or both. Artists are invited to pick up a complimentary 8×8-inch […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Land Trust Installs New Kiosks

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Volunteers of the Mattapoisett Land Trust have recently built and installed five new kiosks at the head of some of their major trails in Mattapoisett. The heavy kiosks were built by your neighbors, Peter Davies and Arthur Damaskos, and installed with the help of a rented power augur by Peter and Arthur joined by President […] Read more »

Rochester Town Hall/Annex Committee

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All residents are invited to attend an informative gathering at the Rochester Memorial School at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 18. Hosted by the Town Hall/Annex Committee, we will present a slide show and discuss what we have been working on. There will be time for residents to voice any questions/concerns and also add ideas […] Read more »

MATTREC Summer Clinics & Programs

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Competitive Basketball Training Clinic will be held July 11-15 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at ORR High School Gymnasium. This clinic is geared towards competitive travel/AAU level basketball players in Grades 4-8. The clinic will be run by Brian Rudolph, a former Division 1 basketball player at Loyola University & former Cabo Verde International […] Read more »

Summer Training in Reading Disorders

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From August 15-20, The Sally Borden Program at Friends Academy, 1088 Tucker Road, North Dartmouth, will offer training in the Orton-Gillingham Reading Approach, a program that teaches children and/or adults with dyslexia or reading disorders how to read. Orton-Gillingham offers systematic, structured, and multisensory reading instruction that is highly successful and geared to the specific […] Read more »

2016 Rochester Country Fair Award

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Thanks to the generosity and support of those who attended last year’s Ponderosa Open Golf Tournament to benefit the Rochester Country Fair Awards, we are happy to announce that we will be able to award $500 for educational expenses to a graduating senior from both Old Rochester Regional High School and Old Colony Regional Vocational […] Read more »

Lights! Camera! Action!

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Recently, members of ORRJHS Cub Reporters, ORRHS Bulldog TV, Intro to TV Production/Video Journalism and Sippican School Cub Reporters attended the “Lights! Camera! Action!” Media Production Conference for high school students at Millis High School. The event offered students the opportunity to meet their peers and view work from various high school media programs. The […] Read more »

Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race

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The Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race on the Mattapoisett River, sponsored by the Rochester Fire Department, will take place on Monday, May 30 starting at 8:30 am at Grandma Hartley’s Reservoir, Snipatuit Road, in Rochester and finishing at the Herring Weir, River Road at Route 6, in Mattapoisett. The minimum age for contestants is 6 […] Read more »

Blessing of the Animals

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People of all faiths are invited to a special Blessing of the Animals Saturday Service at 5:00 pm on May 7. The service will be held at The First Congregational Church of Marion Community Center, 144 Front Street (rear of parking lot). Friendly and well-behaved animals are welcome to attend the service officiated by Rev. […] Read more »

Sippican School Receives Funding for Greenhouse

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The Sippican School Garden Club has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Whole Kids Foundation to fund installation of a greenhouse on the school campus. This grant was supplemented by a $2,000 matching contribution from the Marion Garden Group, $1,000 from a donated discretionary fund, and $500 from another anonymous donor to fully fund […] Read more »