Calling All 12-14 Year Old Rochester Kids


Growing up in Rochester in the 1950s was quite different than it is today. Back in the day, there were no iPhones, iPads or iTunes. The Rochester Historical Society is sponsoring a writing contest for Rochester’s youth between the ages of 12-14 years old. The essay, which should be a minimum of one page, should […] Read more »

NBSO Announces Exciting 2016-2017 Season


The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra has an ambitious season planned for 2016-2017 as the search for the new Music Director unfolds. Four classical concerts are planned, presenting each of the incredibly talented finalists with an opportunity to showcase his talents. Each classical concert will also present a piano concerto with a prominent guest artist. The […] Read more »

FORM Celebrates the Contributions of ORR Music Students


The Friends of Old Rochester Music (FORM) is pleased to announce that 19 graduating seniors received scholarships and awards for their contributions to the ORR Music Program. Their commitment to the program and the impact that music has made in their lives was eloquently detailed in their impressive applications. Thanks, in part, to the generous […] Read more »

Sippican Lands Trust Scholarship Winner


The Sippican Lands Trust Executive Director Robin Shields enthusiastically announces the recipient of the 2016 Sippican Lands Trust Helen A. Arthur Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. This year’s recipient is Emil Assing, a senior at Old Rochester Regional High School. Assing has been admitted to the University of Vermont where he plans to pursue […] Read more »

Lemelson-MIT Excite Award


Tabor Academy educator, Karl Kistler, was recently awarded a Lemelson-MIT Excite Award. This award is given annually to a select group of educators across the country who have applied to receive a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant for the following school year and have been selected as a finalist. Award recipients participate in invention education learning opportunities […] Read more »

MCC Community Input Survey


The Mattapoisett Cultural Council is collecting input to help set its community funding priorities for the next three years. The survey seeks information about the community’s awareness of the local cultural council’s annual grant-making as well as recommendations for local funding priorities. The survey is available online at and paper copies may be found […] Read more »

Marion’s Energy Management Committee


Marion’s Energy Management Committee is pleased to announce that on June 7 the Board of Selectman approved an increase in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) to be requested through grant applications. The Board initially approved three EVs for municipal use; that number is now four. Funding for one EV was already received, and a […] Read more »

MNHM Summer Program


The Marion Natural History Museum’s Summer Program is one of the most well known and well regarded in the Southcoast area. Children from across the country visit us each summer and participate in the program. The programs are designed to be small groups, and registration is limited to 15 children per session. Coastal Explorations for […] Read more »

SLT Summer Event Series


The Sippican Lands Trust invites you and your family to enjoy two free summer event series this summer. We are planning a three-month run of our popular “storywalks” for young readers, as well as a guided tour of our properties each month throughout the summer. Storywalks are a great way for families to spend time […] Read more »

Free Community Concerts


With the support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council LCC grant program and donors to the group’s GoFundMe campaign, local musicians Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards will once again traverse Massachusetts on foot for their 7th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour. The tour will run June 12 – June 28, starting in North Truro and landing in […] Read more »