Local Band Releasing Third Album


In today’s modern music marketplace, it has never been easier for musicians to have their work heard by a sizable audience. The Internet, social media, and the increased ease of home recording have all contributed to the breaking down of walls between artists and fans. Giant acts like U2 and Taylor Swift have made the […] Read more »

A New England Nutcracker


A city rich in American history, New Bedford is also a city with its own performing arts treasures.  This holiday season New Bedford Ballet will take you on a journey back in time to the 1850s, a time when The Whaling City prospered as its whale oil lit up the world. A New England Nutcracker […] Read more »

Take Joy


There came a time when living with the looping internal dialog so full of pain could not, and would not, be tolerated any longer. With that line drawn, I’d spend the next ten years sorting out those inherited belief systems that could be dispensed with forever. That done, I slowly moved forward – but not […] Read more »

That is No Osprey…


Suddenly pointing up at the sky, I shouted to my out-of-towner friend to look at the three screeching “obviously not seagulls” birds hovering above the Mattapoisett River estuary, where it meets the harbor near the Mattapoisett YMCA. “Oh, look at the ospreys!” I cried, my words too slow for my racing thought process that had […] Read more »

Alternative Offerings, Alternative Outcomes


Arranging the delicate prayer bead bracelets into small groups on the worn, wooden table, Johanna Duponte-Williams handled each one with care, like dainty diamonds that had no price to measure their worth. To Williams, they truly are priceless little trinkets, each one fashioned by the tiny fingers of children whose futures are as bright as […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Veteran’s Day Ceremony


Mattapoisett came out to support its veterans on Veteran’s Day at Old Hammondtown School. Guest Speaker U.S Army LTC Todd Johnson spoke about “service” and how it brings us all together as Americans. Photos by Jean Perry Read more »

Holderness Day


If one were to step on the Tabor Academy campus this week, they would experience a very spirited atmosphere. The halls are filled with spirit week costumes, athletes are having difficult practices and, most of all, Tabor pride is everywhere as the school gears up for Holderness Day. Similarly, the Holderness School is filled with […] Read more »

Marion COA Offers Senior Watch Program


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


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


  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 »