Mattapoisett Historical Society Happenings

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Walking Tour with Seth Mendell: Join Seth Mendell of the Mattapoisett Historical Society for a Walking Tour on Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 pm. Learn more about the little town that built the whalers for Nantucket and New Bedford. Explore the waterfront streets, parks and wharves where the action took place. Tour is free with […] Read more »

3nd Annual Summer Soiree

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It is that time of year again for the 3nd Annual Summer Soiree brought to you by the Friends of Old Rochester Swimming. The event will be held on August 19 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Inn at Shipyard Park. There will be plenty of appetizers as well as a silent auction. Items […] Read more »

Library Summer Jewelry & Accessory Sale

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Gather up your bangles and bows and donate them to the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library for the Summer Jewelry & Accessory Sale. Donations of jewelry (even broken items), beads, single earrings, scarves and purses can be left at the library’s circulation desk during business hours prior to August 14. The sale opens at the […] Read more »

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

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This year is the 130th Summer Season at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Clergy from nearby and around the country visit the “church by the Town Beach” in Mattapoisett from June 29 to August 31. All are welcome. On Sunday, August 3,the visiting clergy is The Rev. Robert Malm, Rector of Grace Church, Alexandria, VA. Services, […] Read more »

Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path

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Explore Mattapoisett and the Tri-Town area by bike! Take a self-guided tour using the new Bike Friendly Mattapoisett map which details the best riding roads in Tri-Town in addition to parts of Fairhaven, Acushnet and Wareham. It shows public restrooms and bike-friendly eateries. It’s now available at Town Wharf General Store, No Kidding, Pen and […] Read more »

Quaker Fundraising Events

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Ten days of fund-raising activities will begin Saturday as Mattapoisett Friends Meeting continues its search for funds to restore the 1827 meeting house on Route 6. So far, $80,000 has been raised of the $245,000 estimated cost of repairs. Work on Phase 1 is expected to start in late August or September. On Saturday, August […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Ensign Fleet 76

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The local Ensign class from Mattapoisett Fleet 76 had an excellent showing at this year’s regional regatta. Fleet 76 regally races every Tuesday night in Mattapoisett Harbor during the months of June, July and August. The Ensign class is one of the largest full keel one design classes in the country. The Mattapoisett Fleet 76 […] Read more »

Plumb Library Looks Forward to Expansion

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“Right now we’re waiting for permits,” said Gail Roberts, director of the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library, “We’ve been waiting a long time.” It was eight years ago, when she was being interviewed for the director position, that Roberts first recognized the potential of expanding the library into the basement. Since then, a steady flow […] Read more »

Summer Members Art Show is Back

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The Members’ Art Shows, which take place twice a year in winter and in summer, are Marion Art Center Executive Director Deborah Bokelkamp’s favorite annual shows at the MAC. “The members’ shows have always been a big part of what we do,” said Bokelkamp at the July 19 opening reception for the exhibition. “It always […] Read more »

Hathaway Pond Dam & Fish Ladder

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A lot of water has gone over the Hathaway Pond Dam since the Buzzards Bay Coalition (BBC) acquired the Hampson property in 2011 in Rochester where the dam is located. At that time, their plan was to remove the dam and restore the area to its natural state as it was before the dam was […] Read more »