It’s Just Like Riding A Bike


It was surprising to see among her possessions a bicycle. Gardening supplies, antique furniture, lamps, chairs, side tables, boxes of bric-a-brac and a brand new bicycle stuffed into a large storage unit. She had sold her beloved hundred-year-old farmhouse on the hill, had cast about for a place to land, and to her dismay eventually […] Read more »

Rochester Country Fair a Success


Did you hear it? Tractor engines revving, rock and roll resonating for miles, cows mooing, goat bah-ing or whatever it is that they say…. Did you see it? Axes flying, clouds of dust rising, dudes with long bushy beards and the rural splendor of overalls and John Deere tee shirts.… Did you smell it? The […] Read more »

Grange Fair Celebrates an Agricultural Past


For a town recognized for its pride in its agricultural heritage, the Rochester Grange Fair remained surprisingly quiet on Saturday, where small groups of people milled around the warm upper floor of the Rochester Grange Hall. They were the lucky ones, considering the displays in front of them. Brightly colored flowers decorated the small stage. […] Read more »

Marion COA Offering Quality Cultural Programs


An August 22 presentation on Robert Frost at the Marion Council on Aging is further evidence that what the Marion COA has to offer area seniors – and residents in general – is a continuous stream of quality cultural and literary immersion with the opportunity to share in the conversation with fellow community members. Robert […] Read more »

The Feisty Fiddler Crab


Crabs are classified as crustaceans and are highly valued as predators and scavengers to the Buzzards Bay ecosystem by keeping it clean and also providing a valuable food source for the environment and humans. Many miles of the Buzzards Bay shoreline here are perfect for fiddler crabs, which have a ‘clock’ in their heads to […] Read more »

Drought Watch Issued for Tri-Town Region


As part of the Southeast of Massachusetts, Tri-Town is one of the areas hit hard by the dry summer the region has been experiencing, as evidenced by escalating water restrictions and extremely low water marks, most notably the Mattapoisett River. After five straight months of dry conditions all throughout the Commonwealth, Energy and Environmental Affairs […] Read more »

The Wanderer Seeks Student Journalists


Are you a student at Old Rochester Regional or Old Colony who enjoys writing, finding a good scoop, and telling everybody about it? How about getting paid for doing something you enjoy anyway? There’s that, and the thrill of seeing your name in print, which never really gets old, in our opinion. Writing as a […] Read more »

Extreme Tiny House Waterfront Living


She was sick and tired of paying rent and had always dreamed of owning waterfront property. However, the reality of economics put buying a home with waterfront access out of reach. But with a bit of creative thinking and an opportunity to have the dream come true albeit in a slightly different way, Jill Simmons […] Read more »

DCR Makes Parks of the Southeast Accessible


The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation sent its regional interpretive coordinator Amy Wilmot to Marion on Monday, August 15, to encourage area residents to take advantage of the abundance of nature, culture, and history the region’s state parks have to offer. Wilmot, who has been employed by the DCR since 1995, said the talk […] Read more »

Rochester Road Race Returns


It was breathlessly hot and humid on Saturday, August 13, when an enthusiastic group of over 160 racers gathered on Dexter Lane in Rochester. After losing their sponsor in 2015, Cape Cod Five Cent Savings Bank stepped forward as corporate sponsor of the Rochester Road Race. Unfortunately, it was a bit too late for race […] Read more »