A ‘Great Picnic’ in Mattapoisett


A glass of wine, some good friends, a little music, a sunlit ocean and a cool breeze. It turns out that these are the secret ingredients to hosting a successful community picnic – if you add in oysters, of course. The 200 or so residents who came to Mattapoisett’s first annual “Great Community Picnic” enjoyed […] Read more »

Country Fair Gets Bigger and Better


There might not be a parade this year for the Rochester Country Fair, but that doesn’t mean the fair has shrunk in size because of it. In fact, discontinuing the tradition of the parade, according to Co-Chairperson of the Rochester Country Fair Board of Directors Julie Koczera, frees up resources that can be diverted towards […] Read more »

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike


The Marion Art Center is in final preparations for its summer theatrical production, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which opens its six-performance run on Thursday, August 11. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play and described as “hugely entertaining,” the story follows middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, who share a home […] Read more »

The Driving Lesson


Well, it’s finally come to pass – the youngest granddaughter is now driving. We knew the day would come, used to joke about it when she was a little child just learning how to ride a two-wheeler. Now she’s driving my car. I think it’s pretty darn brave of me to sit in the passenger […] Read more »

Eagle Scout Project to Benefit Animals (and Sidewalks)


Dog poop. It’s become an issue in Mattapoisett and now one young man, as part of a deal he made with the Mattapoisett selectmen to allow him to hold a dog walkathon as part of his Eagle Scout project, is going to try to do something about it. Freemin Bauer, 16, of Mattapoisett, is a […] Read more »

Marion COA Honors Joanne Mahoney


On August 1, Marion’s Council on Aging staff, along with members of the Friends of the Marion COA and other senior community members, gathered to celebrate the first anniversary of the senior drop-in center at the Marion Music Hall and the lady who made it all happen. The brainchild of a woman who has dedicated […] Read more »

The Mysterious Loon


The common loon is one of the most eye-catching and unforgettable appearing water birds with a wide human habitat overlap all across the lake country of North America. It is clearly identifiable with a black head and neck that lowers down into white stripes and panels like mirrors that seem to reflect either solar or […] Read more »

“Night Out” For Tri-Town


The third edition of the local police enforcement’s “National Night Out” took place under an iron-colored sky on Tuesday evening. The sky, however, didn’t deter families from swarming over the front field of ORR, enjoying an afternoon of fun. The local search and rescue team handed out Dunkin’ Donuts. There was pizza available next to […] Read more »

Hula Hooping


On Saturday, July 23, kids at the Plumb Library in Rochester tried a little hula hooping with Pinto Bella. The event is part of the library’s summer reading theme of health and wellness. Photos by Colin Veitch Read more »

A Stitch in Time


Mattapoisett’s deep and rich history as it went from being a seaside agrarian and fishing culture to a pivotal shipbuilding center is fairly well documented. Museums along the eastern seaboard, and certainly those more closely situated to this tiny notch in Buzzards Bay, are full of reference materials hailing Mattapoisett as a major global economic […] Read more »