The Halloween Contests Are Here!


Are you ready for some spooktacular fun? Dust off the cobwebs and sharpen those scary pencils. Once again, The Wanderer is hosting three Halloween contests to get you into the Halloween spirit! Contest 1 – The Halloween Story Contest – Write a story, and maybe even win a prize! During the month of October, The […] Read more »

Local Equestrians Compete at Special Olympics


Seven equestrian student riders belonging to Seahorse Farm in Mattapoisett headed to Hanover on Sunday, September 20, to compete at the Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) South Shore Equestrian Tournament held at Briggs Stables. Horseback riding teacher Julie Craig provides lessons to her regular students – ranging in age from 9 to 64 years old – […] Read more »

Bikers Ride Again for Brad Barrows


Every year for the past six years, those who knew the late Brad Barrows gather at the former “Brad’s” at 35 County Road to honor and remember its past owner with a ride around town to raise money for a cause that was important to Barrows – kids participating in youth sports. Dick Barrett helps […] Read more »

MNHM After School Program


The Marion Natural History Museum afterschool group hit the beach Wednesday afternoon.  We found many types of fish, including Puffer fish, Tautogs, and other animals such as Mantis shrimp, and all sorts of crabs. It was a great way to celebrate one of the last days of summer. Many thanks to Sarah Porter and all […] Read more »

The Birth of a Butterfly


The butterfly. The symbol of transformation, new beginnings, and the embodiment of the cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Few creatures on this earth can evoke such a strong sense of wonder in human beings like the butterfly. Secluded within its chrysalis, the butterfly hides itself from the world, swathed in the secrets of the […] Read more »

Firefighter Chowder Competition a Success


Mattapoisett Fire Lieutenant Justin Dubois had no clue that his idea to hold the Firefighter’s Association Chowder Competition would be met with such enthusiasm by the community. During a follow-up interview, Dubois said anywhere from 300 to 400 community members turned out for the September 13 event to sample the recipes of 16 different teams […] Read more »

Cruisin’ Classic Stories


“Johnny Angel how I love him…” “Rock-n-roll is here to stay…” “Rockin’ Robin, oh oh oh Rockin’ Robin – go Rockin’ Robin ‘cause we’re really gonna rock tonight…” As the golden oldies jogged memories and brought back long-forgotten song lyrics – lyrics that found their way to the lips – several, shall I say, “old […] Read more »

Be the Solution to Pollution


On Sunday, September 13, town folk turned out to “be the Solution to Pollution”  during a MOBY-themed beach cleanup event. Photo by Colin Veitch   Read more »

Residents Honor Marion’s ‘Fairy Godmother’


While Elizabeth Pitcher Taber rests in peace in an Acushnet cemetery, her beloved town of Marion is alive and thriving with culture and prosperity 127 years after her death, thanks to the generosity she bestowed upon a town that to this day remains a beneficiary of a legacy left by a remarkable woman. There is […] Read more »

Tabor Academy Opens its 140th Year


Tabor Academy students started classes on September 14 with 150 new students and 10 new faculty in their midst. The school welcomed approximately 300 students last week for pre-season athletics, as well as a training time for dormitory proctors and student orientation leaders called global partners. The global partners are returning American and international students […] Read more »