Private Pier Permit Approved

Dale and Laura Briggs of 23 Dexter Road, situated on the Weweantic River, received a Negative 3 determination for reconstruction of a private pier at the February 11 meeting of the Marion Conservation Commission.

David Davignon of N. Douglas Schneider & Associates described the details of the project as the reconstruction of the existing pier and the removal and replacement of the associated concrete abutments.

The Briggses currently hold the necessary state permits for an existing pier with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Waterways Program. The DEP determined that the project was minor in scope, thereby negating the need to apply for a new permit at this location.

Davignon stated that the applicants also received a list of standard conditions from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and a negative finding from the Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program. Furthermore, the floating dock associated with the pier has a Marion Harbormaster permit.

With all the bases covered for this 61-foot deep-water pier, the commission granted the Negative 3 determination. The applicants plan to return at a later date for permissions to replace a timber walkway across jurisdictional wetlands.

In other business, the Town of Marion – represented by JC Engineering – requested a continuance of its Notice of Intent filing for reconstruction of a 337-foot by 4-foot high seawall at Sprague’s Cove. The hearing is now scheduled for March 11.

Wildlands Trust at 105 Allens Point Road received a Negative 3 determination for demolition work on lands that are in permanent protection status, as gifted by the Watson family.

The residence and septic system currently on the property will be removed and the lot will be remediated and replanted with native species.

Bay Watch Reality Trust/Sippican Woods and Marion Village Estates requested an amended Order of Conditions for Field Stone Lane. The work will include lowering elevations at the end of the roadway and the construction of an emergency vehicle turnaround.

Also, a Stormceptor stormwater management system will be placed at the southeast corner of the roadway.

Architect Peter Turowski received a Negative 2 determination for the construction of a 1,560 square-foot garage and second-story studio located at 94 Piney Point.

The next meeting of the Marion Conservation Commission is scheduled for February 25 at 7:00 pm in the Marion Town House conference room.

By Marilou Newell

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Boys’ Basketball Wins SCC

Here is a look at the tenth week of scheduled games for Old Rochester Regional High School winter athletics.

            Boys’ Basketball: This week was a big one for the Bulldogs, as they defeated three tough teams and broke a 21-year-old losing streak in the process. The boys started out their week with a huge 74-38 victory over Seekonk that guaranteed them at least a share in the SCC Championship. Next, the Bulldogs played Martha’s Vineyard, a team they had lost to by a mere three points earlier in the season. With a home court advantage, the Bulldogs defeated the tough Vineyard team 53-42, showing the team’s improvement in just a few weeks. Evan Santos led the team both offensively and defensively, scoring a team high 16 points and grabbing six rebounds in the process. Finally, the Bulldogs defeated Bourne 84-76 to secure their first outright SCC Championship in 21 years. Freshman phenom Noah Fernandes led with 21 points, while junior Matt Valles contributed nicely with 14 points and co-captain Ryan Beatty recorded 13. Even if ORR loses to any more conference teams in the regular season, the SCC title is theirs, leaving them to focus on making a strong run in the state tournament later this month.

            Girls’ Basketball: The Lady Bulldogs also had a great week, defeating two more SCC rivals en route to advancing their overall record to a strong 12-6. Thanks to a dominant offensive presence in both games by Sophie Church, ORR was able to defeat both Seekonk (46-31) and Bourne (36-25). In both games, Church led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring, recording 14 points against Seekonk and 19 against Bourne. Olivia Labbe, Madisen Martin, and Kaleigh Goulart also played well in both games, while Ashley Pacheco helped to lock down the ORR defense to halt any offensive momentum gained by Bourne or Seekonk. With only two regular season games remaining, the girls will soon be looking to continue their progress in the state tournament.

            Girls’ Swimming: This week, a select few members of the ORR Swim Team competed in the Division 2 State Meet, the first time any Old Rochester swimmer has done so. In the 200-freestyle relay, Julianne Mariner, Megan Field, Avery Nugent, and Erin Burke combined for a 28th place finish in 1:52. With the conclusion of the state meet, the season is officially over for the ORR swim program, which continues to only get stronger with every year it runs. With several strong underclassmen, the team will look to make a strong impact in the SCC next winter.

            Ice Hockey: The ORR/Fairhaven Bulldogs began their week with a strong 5-1 win over Dartmouth thanks to strong performances by both Kam Silvia and Jeremy Lawton, who each scored two goals. ORR’s Jake Durocher also scored, while goalie Chase Cunningham continued his excellent season by turning away 15 shots. The boys then faced what many considered to be their toughest competition of the season, Bishop Stang. In an exciting nail-biter, the two teams ended up in a 3-3 draw. ORR/Fairhaven’s Silvia gave the Bulldogs a 3-2 advantage with only 48 seconds remaining in the game, but after a tactical Stang decision to pull their goalie, the Spartans managed to counter in the final seconds to send the game into a tie. Lawton scored the other two ORR/Fairhaven goals. With the tie, the Bulldogs’ record now stands at 14-3-1.

Below are the overall winter team records, followed by the conference records in wins, losses, and ties as of February 16.

Boys’ Basketball: (16-2-0) (15-0-0); Girls’ Basketball: (12-6-0) (10-5-0); Boys’ Track: (8-1-0) (7-1-0); Girls’ Track: (9-0-0) (8-0-0); Boys’ Swimming: (1-5-0) (0-5-0); Girls’ Swimming: (2-4-0) (1-3-0); Ice Hockey: (14-3-1) (8-1-0).

By Michael Kassabian

 

DEP Hearing – Goodspeed Island Pier

Please be advised that on March 5 at 7:00 pm at the Old Hammondtown School Auditorium, the public is invited to attend a Public Meeting under the provisions of the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act, Chapter 91 Licensing, set up at the request of the Mattapoisett Selectmen to allow residents to express their opinions, ideas, views and thoughts relative to a proposed residential pier planned for 3 Goodspeed Island in Mattapoisett. The pier, to be constructed by the property owners Daniel and Laurie DeRosa, will be 245 feet long, with an additional 45-foot perpendicular extension on the seaward end. Fifty-three feet of the pier would be constructed upon the coastal beach; 183 feet of the pier would extend from Mean High Water Line into Mattapoisett Harbor. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Waterways, will have personnel present at the Public Hearing to listen to comments.

Those presenting comments at this hearing are suggested to submit along with their oral comments a written copy which can be left with the DEP officials present at the Hearing. Following the Hearing, the DEP will accept written comments for a 20 day period.

The Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act has of a Code of Massachusetts Regulation written as 310 CMR 9.00 Massachusetts Waterways Regulations, which can be viewed on the Mass.gov website under Division of Waterways Chapter 91 Licensing.

‘Chillaxing’ at Plumb Library

‘Chillaxing’ at Plumb Library: Kara Underhill, 12, Emma Makuch, 10, and Bridget Farias, 11, joined Wellness Practitioner Marcia Hartley to mix essential oils in a stress-free zone on the snowy Tuesday of February 17. Chill-ax was part of Plumb Library’s school vacation week programming, which includes ‘Peace it On’ infant relaxation on February 20 from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm, with ‘Yoga 4 Kids’ to follow from 12:15 – 12:45 pm. Register at 508-763-8600. Photos by Jean Perry

 

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John W. “Jack” Lockwood, D.M.D.

John W. “Jack” Lockwood, D.M.D., 94, of Mattapoisett, died at home on Saturday February 14, 2015. He was the husband of Gail J. (Jackson) Lockwood and the late Ruth (Bailey) Lockwood.

Born in Port Williams, Nova Scotia, the son of the late George and E. Muriel (Woodhams) Lockwood, he moved to Wrentham at the age of 2 and lived many years as a child in the former Helen Keller home.

Educated at Wrentham Center School, he worked as machinist at Winter Brothers Company in Wrentham. He attended Boston University and then joined the U.S. Air Force in 1943 where he was trained as a flight link instructor and was deployed to Italy and North Africa.

After being discharged from the Air Force, he remained in the Reserves for six years. He then attended Bates College and graduated in 1956 from Tufts University Dental School. He practiced in Franklin with Dr. Vena, then opened his own family dental practice in his home in Wrentham. He retired to Mattapoisett in 1985.

Jack had a passion for gardening and was twice featured in the Standard-Times. He had also been a beekeeper, tapped his own maple trees and made maple syrup, and loved fishing, shellfishing, waterskiing and downhill skiing. He was still skiing at Sunday River in Maine at the age of 90 until his stroke.

He was the chairman for the development of the Sweatt Recreational Ski Area in Wrentham and was leader of the ski patrol there. He was a member of the National Ski Patrol and patrolled at Killington Mountain in Vermont for several years. He volunteered in the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program in New Bedford, was a member of the Machaucum Club in Mattapoisett, and was a life member of the American Dental Association.

He is survived by his wife, Gail; five sons, Richard Lockwood and his wife Diane of Laconia, NH, Dana Lockwood and his wife Lisa of Utah, Darrell Lockwood and his wife Maryanne of Goffstown, NH, Dirk Lockwood and his wife Beverly of Byron Center, MI, and Kurt Lockwood of Mattapoisett; a sister, Dorothy Smith of Walpole; nine grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Roy and Harold Lockwood.

There will be no services at this time. A celebration of life will be announced this spring. In Jack’s memory, donations may be made to Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250, or Life Choice Hospice, 123 Waterhouse Rd., Suite 5, Bourne, MA 02532. Arrangements are by the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online condolence book, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

Charles B. Dunn

Charles B. Dunn, age 83, passed away February 18, 2015. He was born and lived most of his life in Mattapoisett. He graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1949 and from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953. After his naval service, he returned to this area, where he worked in New Bedford at Revere Copper and Brass Inc. until his retirement. He is survived by his widow Edna S. Dunn, his son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey and Lisa Dunn, and several grand and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be private.

40B Housing Fire Under Investigation (Updated)

Just before 6:30 pm the Marion Fire Department was called to a structure fire at the Marion Village Estates 40B housing development off of Front Street behind the BrewFish.

The first calls into 911 came from contractors already there working at one of the housing complexes, with one reporting “a fire in the building and tons of smoke.”

The first police officer on the scene reported black smoke billowing out from the building and a second alarm was sounded to increase the response to the scene. Mutual aid was called from Mattapoisett, Rochester and Wareham to help fight the fire.

The building, which measures approximately 100 feet by 150 feet was under construction and was nearing completion.

At just past 7:00 pm the command on scene called for an evacuation of the building of all firefighting personnel for safety reasons.

At 7:20 the Marion Fire Department called for a third alarm and requested aid from the Plymouth County.

Weather conditions were windy and extremely cold with a subzero wind chill factor.

A press release issued by the Marion Fire Department on Friday, February 20 says the cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Marion Fire Department, Marion Police, the State Fire Marshall’s Office, and the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services.

Town Administer Paul Dawson said on Friday that no foul play is suspected as of noontime that day, and the source of the fire might possibly have been a propane source related to the construction left at the property; however, the actual cause has still not been determined.

Two of the housing units at the 40B affordable housing development are a total loss, said Dawson, and several units have been damaged by smoke and water, which froze into ice. Quick response by the Marion Fire Department and surrounding towns, Dawson added, minimalized property damage.

According to Marion Deputy Chief Joseph Dayton, at the height of the fire there was in excess of 60 firefighters working at the scene.

“I had some real moments of anxiety,” said Board of Selectmen Chairman Jonathan Henry, who was out of town attending a conference we he received word of the fire. “There’s a lot of local interest in getting in there…so it would be a fate worse than I can imagine to see that burn down…. These things have an impact on the town and we have more than just a passing interest in that.”

By Paul Lopes and Jean Perry

 

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Gilbert P. Pelletier

Gilbert P. Pelletier, age 80, of Fairhaven, formerly of Rochester, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Charlton Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Jeannette E. (Lavallee) Pelletier.

He was born in New Bedford, the son of the late Lawrence and Angelina (Theriault) Pelletier. Mr. Pelletier was a self-employed Mechanic for many years. In his youth he worked at his family’s business, Pelletier and Berube Junk Yard in New Bedford, the former Chamberlin’s Manufacturing and Hemmingway’s both of New Bedford. He owned and operated his own Texaco Gas Station and Gil’s Tools in New Bedford.

Gilbert enjoyed racing cars at Seekonk Speedway in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He was a member of the Friends of Poland in New Bedford and enjoyed camping, traveling and golf.

He is survived by his three daughters Deborah Hardy of Fairhaven, Brenda Gaj and her husband Walter of Fairhaven and Karen Pelleiter and her companion Ray Fitzpatrick of Attleboro; five grandchildren Sandra and Rachel Hardy, Miranda and Matthew Gaj and Casey Fitzpatrick; his companion Joan Berard of Swansea; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Pelletier was also the brother of the late Freddie, Bertrand, Maurice, Lawrence and Robert Pelletier.

His funeral will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 9AM from the Rock Funeral Home 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, followed by his funeral mass at 10AM in St. Francis of Xavier Church 125 Main St., Acushnet. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 4 to 7PM. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven. To send a tribute or for directions please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com

Sharing Your Passion: Personal Collections

Join the Mattapoisett Historical Society on Thursday, February 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to celebrate a truly Mattapoisett exhibit, “Sharing Your Passion: Personal Collections.” We opened our doors to Town residents, asking them to share their own personal collections with the public. The results? A very interesting and eclectic exhibit that has something for everyone. Come on down and join us for refreshments and a fun evening enjoying others’ unique collections. The exhibit is free with a $5 suggested donation. The Mattapoisett Historical Society is located at 5 Church Street. For more information, please call 508-758-2844, email mattapoisett.museum@verizon.net or visit www.mattapoisetthistoricalsociety.org.

Rochester Council on Aging

March COA Day Trips

– Saturday, March 14: Boston Flower Show. Leave at 9:00 am; return at 4:00 pm; lunch at the Show; $17 admission.

– Wednesday, March 18: Atria Fairhaven – Luncheon & Travelling Boutique. Leave at 11:30 am; return at 2:30 pm; Free; Limit of 8 … Sign-up quickly!!!

– Friday, March 20: Woods Hole Science Aquarium & Lunch. Leave at 9:00 am; return at 3:00 pm; free admission; lunch is your cost.

– Friday, March 27: Lunch at Isaac’s of Plymouth. Leave at 11:00 am; return at 2:00 pm; lunch is your cost.

New Bedford Art Museum Presentation. Join us on Tuesday, March 17 from 10:15 – 11:15 am for this informative PowerPoint presentation. Come see what the museum has to offer this season from its new current exhibits, upcoming exhibits and classes, as well as guest visitors, gallery events and art parties. Deb Smook is presenting. Free!!!

Tennessee’s Elephant Sanctuary presented by Liisa Budge-Johnson. On Tuesday, March 24 from 10:15 – 11:15 am, take a tour of the nation’s largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants. Free, interesting and entertaining, this program will heighten awareness of the plight of captive elephants. This is purely educational and is not a request for donations.

Irish Luncheon. The COA’s annual Irish Luncheon will take place on Friday, March 13 at 12:00 pm. The meal is the traditional Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner! The cost for this meal is $10 per person and must be paid in advance upon sign-up. The limit for this event is 100 and space fills up quickly, so you must sign-up in advance for this dinner! The deadline to sign-up is Friday, March 6 by calling 508-763-8723. Anyone is welcome to attend. Let us know if you’d like a ride in that day. Also, we will hold a 50/50 Raffle at the luncheon for the Senior Center Building Fund. May you have the “Luck of the Irish” and win 50%! Erin Go Bragh!

Quarterly Birthday Party. The Quarterly Birthday Party will be held on Monday, March 23 at 12:00 pm! A complimentary soup and sandwich lunch will be served for those who had or have a birthday in the months of January, February or March of 2015. Cake and ice cream will also be served! Birthday invites will be sent to you. Please let us know if you’re able to join us by calling 508-763-8723. Anyone is invited to attend the birthday lunch, even if it is not your birthday, and the suggested donation for the lunch for all others is $4. Call us if you need a ride in!

Podiatrist Visits. Podiatrist Dr. Sarah Durochers will hold foot care appointments at the Senior Center on Thursday, March 12. Call her office directly at 508-946-1444 to reserve your appointment.

Dental Clinic at Rochester Senior Center. Holly Petruzzo, a visiting Dental Hygienist in Public Health with over 35 years of experience, offers her mobile dental program to senior centers. The cost is $79 for cleaning and fluoride; however, she also has a sliding scale for those who cannot afford this price. She provides dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and oral health education. Insurances accepted include Mass Health and Senior Whole Health. Holly will do all the billing paperwork. Call Holly directly at 774-766-7238 to schedule your appointment at the Rochester Senior Center for Tuesday, March 10 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. She will have you fill out your first visit paperwork in advance of your appointment.

Soup & Sandwich Lunch. Join us on Mondays at noon for a tasty meal of home-made soup and a sandwich! Enjoy a different soup each week and a different sandwich and dessert as well. Everyone is welcome. Please call in advance to reserve your meal so that we prepare enough for everyone. Suggested donation for the meal is $4. Hope to see you! Let us know if you need a ride to the Center by calling 508-763-8723!

Manicures Anyone? The Cosmetology students from Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School are offering free manicures and hand massages to anyone interested here at the Senior Center on Thursday, March 19 beginning at 9:45 am. Anyone is welcome to come. Six students can handle approximately six customers each while they are here, so please come on down for a real treat! No tips!! Call us if you need a ride in!

The Pampered Chef Returns. Pampered Chef Linda Medeiros returns on Monday, March 2 at 11:30 am to share her culinary arts demonstration with us here at the Senior Center! Stay for the luncheon at 12:00 pm once the demonstration is over and sample the results! You’ll be glad you did! You don’t have to be present for the demonstration to enjoy the lunch. No charge for the program, but donations are accepted and appreciated! Suggested donation is $4. Anyone is welcome to attend. Please call us in advance to sign-up, however, so that we have enough food for everyone. Thanks! Let us know if you’d like a ride in to the Center! Call 508-763-8723.

Weekly Blood Pressure Checks on Mondays from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Thanks to the Rochester Health Department, volunteer Town Nurse Eleanor Mower offers this free service at the Senior Center. All are welcome to stop in to check their blood pressure!

Monday Night BINGO resumes on March 2!!! Feeling lucky? Why not try your luck at our Wednesday afternoon BINGO game from 12:30 – 3:00 pm or our Monday night BINGO game from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Senior Center? Refreshment break in the middle. We play by the MA Senior Citizen Recreational BINGO laws. Fifty cents per card; twenty-five cents per game. No card limit. Average 12-15 games played each time. All money collected will be given in prizes that day/night. Any Senior Citizen is welcome to play! Call 508-763-8723 if you need a ride, especially on Monday nights!

Income Tax Prep. Appointments every Wednesday now through April 15. AARP Tax Aide Volunteer Ann Cambra and coordinating supervisor, Robert Marshall, will be at the Rochester Senior Center to provide free assistance with your income tax preparation for moderate/low-income individuals, particularly for those over 60 years of age. Appointments can be made by calling the Rochester Senior Center at 508-763-8723. Don’t forget to apply for the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax at the same time!

Congregate Lunches. Just a reminder that hot meals are available at the Senior Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 11:30 am for a suggested donation of $2 per meal. Call one day in advance to reserve. This meal program is offered by Coastline Elderly Services and is Title III Older Americans Act funded. Menu is available on the calendar page of the COA Newsletter on the Rochester COA website, www.rochestermaseniorcenter.com.

The Friends of the Rochester Senior Center will hold their monthly business meeting at the Senior Center on Wednesday, March 11 at 10:00 am. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Membership is $10 a year to become “A FRIEND.” We need all of the FRIENDS we can get!! Please consider joining us!

“New Release” Movies. Come take advantage of our Friday movie at 1:30 pm with popcorn, if requested! 60” wall plasma TV screen!!! Great picture and sound! All movies are free and anyone is welcome to attend! NOTE: All movies are ordered and scheduled through Netflix. We suggest that you call us by Wednesday of each week to find out which movie has been sent for viewing that coming Friday afternoon.

Happy Hookers. The Happy Hookers Rug Hooking group will meet on Tuesday, March 10 at 10:00 am. Anyone is welcome.

The Monday Art Group would like to invite anyone who is interested in painting to come and join other artists from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm for friendly encouragement and conversation. All levels are welcome! Instruction materials are available. Bring your own supplies. No charge! Stay for lunch afterwards!

Veterans Benefits Counseling. Veterans Benefits Counseling Volunteer and Rochester resident, Gordon Helme, is available for individual appointments to meet with veterans of any age at the Rochester Senior Center. Call 508-763-8723 for an appointment, if you have questions, or if you would like to meet with Gordon, and he will contact you to set up a meeting time. Gordon is a wealth of information on Veterans Benefits that you may not already know about!

Monthly Veterans Social. The monthly gathering of Rochester veterans will take place on Wednesday, March 19 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Rochester Senior Center. Any Rochester veteran of any age is welcome to attend. This is a very relaxed, informal gathering where veterans socialize and share fellowship and camaraderie with each other. Refreshments are served. No charge for this event. Just another way of saying “Thank you” to our veterans who have given so much to us and to our country.

“Ye Olde Breakfast Shoppe.” Anyone of any age is welcome to drop in for breakfast from 7:00 – 9:00 am, Monday – Friday; closed on weekends and holidays. Located in the Rochester Senior Center, breakfast consists of a varied menu, weekly specials and reasonable prices! A bottomless cup of coffee is served! Sponsored by the FRIENDS of the Rochester Senior Center and the Rochester Lions Club. Gift certificates available! A free breakfast is given on your birth date, too!

Stepping & Stretching Exercise Program. Join your certified instructor, Karen Corcoran, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm for a fun-filled hour of easy exercise, bending and stretching, building up your strength, and improving your balance! This program is possible through a grant from Coastline Elderly Services. Donations are accepted! Seniors welcome!

“Chair Yoga.” Classes are held on Mondays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm with Susan Ashley, a professional certified fitness instructor and personal trainer. This modified format offers the ability to participate in a yoga practice without having to get down on the floor. Flowing yoga poses are practiced while seated or in a standing position, allowing use of a chair for balance and stabilization work. Emphasizing breathing with movement and the mind/ muscle connection, this invigorating program provides a safe, effective way to lengthen and strengthen muscles, engage your core, enhance balance and stability, and increase your sense of well-being, leaving you feeling revived and relaxed. Cost is a $3 suggested donation per person. No advance registration necessary. Anyone is welcome. Just come!

Line Dancing – Traditional and Country/Western. Every Tuesday afternoon from 2:30 – 4:00 pm and every Friday morning from 9:30 – 11:00 am, line dancing instructor, Nancy Cabral, is here at the Rochester Senior Center. Cost is a $2 donation per person per class. No registration needed. Just come! Bring a friend! The more the merrier! (NOTE: No line dancing on the Friday morning of the monthly luncheon due to space.) All ages, levels and abilities are welcome!

Ballroom Dancing Lessons. An excellent cardiovascular exercise, singles and couples are welcome to learn ballroom dancing at the Rochester Senior Center on Wednesdays at 10:00 am. Instructor Nancy Barrett teaches the best in ballroom dancing. Suggested donation is $4 per person. Have fun, socialize, and meet new people. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a friend! No sign-up necessary.

Cardio Dance-Fit Exercise Program. This low-impact fitness class taught by Certified Group Exercise Instructor Ellie Higgins is offered on Tuesdays from 9:00 – 10:00 am. This fun, upbeat class, set to a wide variety of music, offers 30 minutes of easy-to-learn dance steps and classic cardio moves, followed by upper and lower body strength training, which can be done seated. The last segment is flexibility, deep breathing, and stress management techniques to leave you energized and relaxed. This class is for all ages and can be easily modified based on fitness level and age of participant. Drop-in fee, payable to instructor, is $4.