What a Wonderful World…

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Fifth-grader Carter Hunt did something on April 14 that he would not, could not have done when he first started his education in Mattapoisett. He stood on stage before an audience and sang a song during the Old Hammondtown School Talent Show. Singing in public is something any average person is too afraid to assume, […] Read more »

ORR Drama Club Presents “Sweeney Todd”

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Meat pies, anyone? This year’s Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club production of Sweeney Todd will make victims of the audience – victims of dark comedy and dangerously delicious drama. Sweeney Todd, played by junior Kyle Costa, is a barber with a sinister secret. He kills his barber shop clientele with his barber’s razor, […] Read more »

Early Signs, Welcome to Autismlandia

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As parents, if there is one thing we know in this life, it’s that our baby is perfect. Just look at him – so beautiful, so clever, so unique. My baby is going to grow up to be a grade-A student, talented musician, star athlete, heartthrob, and Harvard graduate. One just knows that their baby […] Read more »

Blue and Gold Banquet

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In a ceremony held at the Cub Scouts annual Blue and Gold Banquet on March 28, over 40 members of Pack 32 moved up in rank and nine Senior Webelos where awarded the Arrow of Light Award. The Arrow of Light is the highest award received in Cub Scouts and an award that moves up […] Read more »

Photos from The Set

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Once The Wanderer first reported the presence of a Hollywood film crew in Rochester on April 2 word quickly spread, and so did the rumors that stars of the film production “Joy” were in town for the day. There were no star sightings, however Rochester resident Hilary Wood was able to get some photos of […] Read more »

AFS Students Visit ‘Great Decisions’ Group

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It was a pleasant surprise when I was invited to attend the most recent meeting of the Great Decisions group by Ellen Flynn, the group’s moderator. Originally part of a lecture series hosted by the Mattapoisett Women’s Club, Great Decisions is now sponsored by that group as a self-standing discussion group. On March 25, Flynn […] Read more »

Spring Walk Wednesday

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The Marion Natural History Museum after school group created “journey sticks” during our spring walk Wednesday.  Each item collected represents a reminder from our journey. Photo courtesy Elizabeth Leidhold   Read more »

Bulldogpalooza

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It was the annual Bulldogpalooza on Saturday, March 28 for the Old Rochester Regional Hall of Fame. The event was a time for the organization to promote their new inductees and celebrate the big win this year. Above from left to right: ORR Hall of Famers Peter Borsari, Tom DeCosta, Bill Knapton (inductee), Peter Trow, […] Read more »

Easter Treats and Eats

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The Rochester Senior Center was the place to be Sunday morning if you love a hearty breakfast…and the Easter Bunny. The Rochester Lions Club sponsored the breakfast with the Easter Bunny event on March 29, giving kids the chance to hang out with him and snap a few photos. Photos by Colin Veitch   Read more »

Hollywood Sets up in Rochester

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A Los Angeles film crew has set up base in Rochester and on April 2, according to a crewmember on the scene, was filming some driving scenes around the Rounseville Road area for the film “Joy,” starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Robert De Niro. Lawrence plays Joy Mangano, inventor of the ‘Magic Mop’ and […] Read more »