The Memory Keeper

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Museum Curator Elizabeth Hutchinson knew that the documents, bits and pieces, articles of clothing, and pictures from the police and fire departments held memories. The community responded to those memory keepers on June 26. On that evening, the front and back doors of the Mattapoisett Historical Society Museum were flung wide open. With music playing […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Road Race: a Rainy Success

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In 1971, just fifteen runners registered at Shipyard Park for the first annual Mattapoisett Road Race. Now, 43 years later, this race has become a Fourth of July tradition with more than 1,000 participants from all over the country. Despite the impending tropical storm of last Friday, this year was no exception. With rain clouds […] Read more »

4th of July Parade Worth the Wait

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The cool, post-Hurricane Arthur breeze was a welcomed factor in Marion’s July 5th 4th of July Parade, postposed because of the heavy rains the day before. Hundreds turned out to line the streets in Marion Center and along the parade route that looped around the center of Town. Photos by Jean Perry Read more »

Marion Mile Returns

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The Marion Mile began again on June 24 with 100 runners. Chris Adams, a Cross Country Coach, Track Coach, and Spanish Teacher at Tabor, coordinates the weekly Marion Mile races each summer. The races are held every Tuesday night during the summer at 6:30 pm and have become a weekly routine for some of the […] Read more »

Memorial Cruise Has Record Turnout

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Over one hundred people enjoyed a two-hour cruise out of New Bedford on the 85-foot MV Cuttyhunk for the annual Charles A. R. Pickles Memorial Cruise on Saturday evening. The event’s proceeds go to the Charles A. Pickles Beacon of Light Scholarship Fund at Community Boating of New Bedford, which offers scholarships to children who […] Read more »

Traditional Tri-Town Independence Day

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Editor’s Note: Due to the forecast for rain most events schedule for July 4th have been rescheduled, see this post for more information: http://www.wanderer.com/news/marion-july-4th-events-postponed/   There will not be any fireworks in Marion this year, but there are still fun things to do in Tri-Town on July 4 and throughout the holiday weekend. For fireworks, […] Read more »

Movies in the Park

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The Mattapoisett Lion’s Club held their first Movie night on Friday which was well attended. The event kicks off the busy summer season the Club has planned with many new items on the schedule. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

210 Swim Buzzards Bay

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Two hundred ten swimmers dove into outer New Bedford Harbor early Saturday morning to show their support for clean, healthy water by taking part in the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 21st annual Buzzards Bay Swim. As of the start of the event on Saturday, swimmers had raised nearly $100,000 to support the nonprofit Coalition’s work to […] Read more »

It Is A Privilege

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Most of us do it. We think nothing of it. If we’ve done it for any length of time, we consider doing it normal, necessary, and just part of living in this here U.S. of A. When we first started doing it, we were thrilled beyond our wildest dreams, experiencing each occasion as if it […] Read more »

Visiting Sea Scouts Enjoy Mattapoisett

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Mattapoisett rolled out the welcome mat for Sea Scouts visiting from Pennsylvania on June 19. With the assistance of Harbormaster Jill Simmons and locals willing to help the Scouts see as much as possible during their short stay, Ship 25 hailing from York, PA, tied up. The day started out rather wet with low misty […] Read more »