Boston Post Cane Awarded


Virginia Hathaway turned 98 in October, making her Marion’s oldest citizen. Selectman Jonathan Henry and COA Director Susan Schwager, along with Virginia’s daughter Ann, celebrated the event by awarding her Marion’s Boston Post Cane. Hathaway was born in Hartford, Connecticut. She and her brother, Edward, lost their mother when Hathaway was 7 years old. After […] Read more »

Bungert Family Gives Center School A Gift


It started its life as a pew in the old Saint Anthony’s Church where, for decades, the devoted – those in prayer, and those asking for guidance and help – were supported by its firm, warm, wooden surface. Much later, it found itself positioned outside the principal’s office at Center School where small children would […] Read more »

Rochester Tree Lighting Delights Revelers

Instead of his traditional sleigh, Santa Claus’ preferred mode of transportation on Monday night was the Town of Rochester’s new bright and shiny yellow fire tower truck, complete with lights blazing and siren sounding. At the annual Rochester tree lighting ceremony, hundreds gathered on the green to witness the seasonal spectacle of the lighting of […] Read more »

Holiday in the Park 2015


One needed only a light jacket the evening of December 13 for the annual Mattapoisett Christmas in the Park, with temperatures reaching 60 degrees in Mattapoisett this Saturday. Santa and Mrs. Claus almost looked a little overdressed as they greeted the kiddies before the tree lighting at Shipyard Park. Photos by Colin Veitch   Read more »

Second Grader Wants to Make a Difference


He jumped out of the family SUV like any energetic 7-year-old boy, but he quickly composed himself, walking with the assured stride of a determined soul, a tiny true soul. He shook hands with a shy confidence, looked up and said, “My name is Trent.” Trent Arancio is on a mission to help kids. With […] Read more »

Salty Gets His Hat


In Mattapoisett, it just doesn’t quite feel like Christmas until Salty gets his hat. By mid-Wednesday morning, Mattapoisett’s beloved Salty the Seahorse will once again join in the celebration of Christmas when workers at Brownell Systems via crane will place the giant Santa hat upon his head. By the end of the first week of […] Read more »

Who Let the Dogs Out?


The third annual post-Thanksgiving “Hot-to-Trot” dog walk through the Sippican Lands Trust property known was White Eagle took place on November 29. And what a great turnout it was. Approximately 20 dogs and at least twice as many humans met at the entrance to the SLT site where Yelena Sheynin, head steward, greeted everyone – […] Read more »

A Lick and A Promise


Long ago when I was a mere youth dancing around doing household chores with a spring in my step and a song in my heart, learning how to clean house was a mandatory life lesson. I didn’t take it too seriously at that point, but as time went by, the importance of being a good […] Read more »

Oh, Hello Mister Hunter Man


It’s November 30, my mind is still catching up with the calendar, and I’m racing through the woods via the Shaw Farm Trail early in the sort-of-sunny morning. I stop for just a few seconds to gaze at a lone deer standing by the edge of the field foraging through the mowed grass. I bid […] Read more »

Plumb Library Ushers in Holiday Season


The first Saturday in December every year marks the Annual Holiday Open House at the Joseph H. Plumb Library, which, for the neighbors of a small town such as Rochester, is like walking into the open door of the holiday season. One of the first major holiday events of Christmastime, the Friends of the Plumb […] Read more »