Halloween Happenings


It was a dusky dark, chilly October evening. Inside the house, the Jack O’ Lanterns were carved and lit, their seedy, slimy orange goopy guts laying in a bowl on top of the table, and pairs of little eyes were looking up at their parents asking, “So, now what are we going to do?” These […] Read more »

Hunting Season is Orange Season for Hikers


I’ve been busy hiking hills outside of Tri-Town these days, but this weekend was the first time this year I donned hunter orange while hiking – which made me think of my readers who may be hiking, walking their dogs, bird watching, or photographing nature on some of the same trails that I wrote about […] Read more »

Bird Island Trip


Many thanks to Isaac Perry and Paul Hyde of Marion’s Harbormaster department for another informative trip to Bird Island. The Marion Natural History after-school group heard about the history of the lighthouse and the important role the island itself plays in the life history of endangered terns. Read more »

Halloween Season!


It’s that time of year again, and we’re very excited. Starting this week, we will be publishing the entries for our Annual Scary Story contest, and they are really great. We’ll also be holding a Halloween photo contest on Facebook; you can email your favorite Halloween photo to support@wanderer.com. Deadline for entry is November 2, […] Read more »

Fall Lapsit Program at Taber Library


The Fall Lapsit Program for babies kicked off on October 7 at the Taber Library in Marion. Babies and their caregivers enjoy 20 minutes of stories and 20 minutes of social time. Children’s Librarian Rosemary Gray delighted five happy babies with some peekaboo, short stories such as Where is Baby’ Belly Button, and songs like […] Read more »

Tutoring Program Life-Changing for ORR Students


Old Rochester Regional High School takes pride in its full-inclusion program for special education students, avoiding segregating them from their peers by providing appropriate academic and social supports throughout the day as students attend regular education classes. Placing students with special needs into substantially separate classrooms is simply not the philosophy at ORR, says Heather […] Read more »

Marion Fire Department Open House


The Marion Fire Department Open House on October 5 made fire prevention and fire safety fire truckloads of fun with Sparky the Fire Dog, bucket rides in the ladder truck, and family-oriented activities. Fire Prevention Week this year is from October 5-11. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

Fire Prevention Week a National Tradition


This year’s Open House at the Marion Fire Department on October 5 was inextinguishable fun for dozens of Tri-Town children and their families. Who doesn’t love a chance to high-five Sparky the Fire Dog, practice putting out a real fire with a fire extinguisher, or a ride in the bucket of the ladder truck lifting […] Read more »

2014 Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride


Over 150 cyclists celebrated the beauty of the Buzzards Bay area on October 5 during the 2014 Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride that passed through Rochester at Eastover Farm. A 75-mile ride to raise fund and awareness of the BBC started at Horseneck Beach in Westport all went all the way to Falmouth, and the half-route […] Read more »

Hike The New Bedford Waterworks


This installment of Take a Hike was the hike that almost wasn’t. I have confessed in the past that I am a forest freak, but sometimes the “freak” turns into a forest “freak-out” like it did recently in the middle of the New Bedford Waterworks. Even a nature enthusiast has a bad day in the […] Read more »