The Summer Job

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As an enterprising kid, I was always looking for and finding ways to make a little money. Whether it was doing errands for a neighbor, collecting bottles (before the advent of aluminum cans), or simply searching for forgotten change in phone booths (for those of you who remember such a thing), the urge to get […] Read more »

For the Love of Movement

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On a recent perfect summer morning, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library hosted a children’s program like no other. Kay Alden presented a free program that included movement, math, science and fun, titled ‘The Science of Popcorn.’ Alden describes herself as a ‘life dancer.’ Her impressive credentials in dance and movement include earning in 1966 a […] Read more »

Levinsons Love the BB Music Fest

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This week, I had the rare opportunity of hosting world-renowned musicians in my home in Marion. Gary Levinson plays a Stradivari violin and serves as concertmaster for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. His wife, Baya Kakouberi, is a recording artist and classical pianist trained in Russia. In preparation for this year’s Buzzards Bay Music Festival, the […] Read more »

The Tantalizing Tastes of Mattapoisett

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It is one of the most important fundraising events for the Mattapoisett Women’s Club, and just the sort of exemplary event one would expect to see on a summer evening on the seaside of Mattapoisett. July 15 was the time for the annual Taste of the Town beneath the great white canopy tent at Shipyard […] Read more »

Fantastic Marion Art Center Fundraiser

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A full moon and ideal weather united perfectly on Friday evening for the Marion Art Center’s annual cocktail party fundraiser. Adding to the night’s perfection, the event was held at a private waterfront home that was complete with a large white tent under which there was plenty of great food, wonderful music, and a terrific […] Read more »

On a Mission

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“I didn’t know what to expect,” said Patricia Berry, a member of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. Berry, along with her 11 year-old daughter and 21 other church members – none of whom had even gone on a mission trip like this one before – spent a week in June doing mission work in Appalachia. In […] Read more »

The Tantalizing Tastes of Mattapoisett

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It is one of the most important fundraising events for the Mattapoisett Women’s Club, and just the sort of exemplary event one would expect to see on a summer evening on the seaside of Mattapoisett. July 15 was the time for the annual Taste of the Town beneath the great white canopy tent at Shipyard […] Read more »

Arts in the Park is Ever Popular

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Arts in the Park goers enjoyed a picture perfect day in Marion Center. Local artists exhibited their work at Bicentennial Park on Saturday, sponsored by The Marion Art Center. Photos by Jean Perry   Read more »

Herring Population Growth a Good Sign

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Alewives Anonymous is excited about a 156 percent increase in the number of herring during this year’s annual herring migration count. This year, the group counted 55,429 alewives (herring) in the Mattapoisett River, almost 34,000 more fish than the 2013 count of 21,613. “We don’t have any explanation for such a large increase,” said Benner […] Read more »

Harbor Days Continues to Evolve

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Harbor Days, the quintessential Mattapoisett summer tradition, is almost here and the Mattapoisett Lions Club has been planning this summer’s event since way back in September, trying to come up with fun ideas and new ways to fill Shipyard Park with food, fun, and summertime entertainment. “We’ve got a ton of new stuff,” said Donald […] Read more »