Mapping Mattapoisett: Tracing Our Place in the World

Mapping Mattapoisett: Tracing Our Place in the World explores the museum’s extensive collection of maps and charts, most of which have never been displayed. The exhibit will have maps of all types on show, from Clifford Ashley’s “A Chart of the Whale Coast of New England” c. 1810 down to small, hand-drawn sketches of old […] Read more »

Rochester Country Fair Auction Fundraiser

Donated items for Live Auction wanted to benefit the Rochester Country Fair. Did you finish your spring-cleaning in time for summer? The Fair Committee is currently looking for donated items to be auctioned at the Rochester Country Fair. We hope to have approximately 100 items to auction off, so your help in reaching this goal […] Read more »

Pony Rides at Harbor Days

Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT) will sponsor pony rides and face painting at Harbor Days on Saturday, July 15 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Bowen Stables from Rochester will bring two ponies and offer rides for children of all ages. The ponies will carry riders up to 125 pounds, and rides will cost $5 each. […] Read more »

Seniors at Harbor Days Weekend

Come visit the Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging table under the big tent during the weekend at Shipyard Park. Check out our wares. We have a swordfish-emblem T-shirt in addition to an array of colorful Tees, aprons, and umbrellas that sport Salty, the Seahorse. There will be a few other interesting articles as […] Read more »

Marion Town Planner

The Marion’s Planning Board is pleased to announce the hiring of a new part-time Town Planner, Mr. Gilberto S. Hilario. Mr. Hilario will take his position beginning on July 24. Gil will bring a wealth of experience and skills to Marion’s planning activities, including the use of Graphical Interface Systems (GIS) to map various land […] Read more »

South Coast Children’s Chorus

The South Coast Children’s Chorus welcomes singers in Grades 3-12 to a song-filled, four-day summer camp July 10-13. Led by SCCC musical director Dr. Tianxu Zhou, the camp will take place at UMass Dartmouth from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Singers will perform in a special community event as part of the New Bedford AHA! […] Read more »

Vietnam Moving Wall

The Rochester Historical Society, in conjunction with the Friends of the Wareham Veterans council, is looking for Vietnam Veterans from Marion and Rochester who may be willing to loan Vietnam War memorabilia for an exhibit that will be located at the Moving Wall site in Wareham from August 17 to August 21. We are currently […] Read more »

Rochester Land Trust

The project to restore the hayfield at the Shoolman Preserve turned out to be much larger than any of us ever anticipated. It was, in fact, too big for pictures. There is no way that dozens of photographs can relate the sheer size of the project nor the over 200 man-hours of effort that went […] Read more »

Marion Music Hall Continues With Improvements

Marion’s benevolent Godmother, Elizabeth Taber, would be delighted. In 1885, one of her most significant gifts to the town – the Music Hall on Front Street at the entrance to the village – was begun. It was her desire to provide the citizens of Marion with a suitable home for theatrical and musical performances to […] Read more »

Jillian Zucco is Miss Massachusetts 2017

Jillian Zucco, 24, of Mattapoisett, was selected as Miss Massachusetts 2017 on Saturday, July 1, at the 78th annual Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant. Competing as Miss Bristol County, she was chosen from among 21 contestants at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester. Zucco was awarded a $12,000 scholarship and will compete at the Miss America Pageant […] Read more »