Rochester Country Fair Live Auction Fundraiser


Did you finish your spring cleaning in time for summer? The Fair Committee is currently looking for donated items to be auctioned at the Rochester Country Fair. We hope to have approximately 100 items to auction off, so your help in reaching this goal is greatly appreciated. This Good Old Country Auction Fundraiser, sponsored by […] Read more »

23rd Annual Buzzards Bay Swim


Two hundred forty swimmers dove into outer New Bedford Harbor early Saturday morning to celebrate clean water in Buzzards Bay during the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 23rd annual Buzzards Bay Swim. As of the start of the event on Saturday, swimmers had raised $120,000 to support the nonprofit Coalition’s work to protect clean water, conserve land […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Historical Society’s Summer Exhibit

Photo by Anne Kakley

The Mattapoisett Historical Society’s summer exhibit “Mattapoisett Fun: Celebrate Summer” opens on Friday, July 1. The exhibit explores recreation in Mattapoisett from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Summertime traditions in Mattapoisett endure largely due to the dedication and efforts of individuals and organizations with a spirit of volunteerism and a commitment to the community. Our […] Read more »

Museum Passes Available At Elizabeth Taber Library


Looking for something fun to do with friends and family? Then go to the Elizabeth Taber Library to check out any of the museum passes with your SAILS library card. The library currently has passes to the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Plimoth Plantation, Providence Children’s Museum, Roger Williams Zoo, and the […] Read more »

2016 Lions Club Raffle


This year’s Mattapoisett Lions Club Harbor Days Raffle includes a chance to win one of two awesome seven-night all-inclusive vacation packages. Drawing will be held at the conclusion of Harbor Days weekend at 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 17 at Shipyard Park, Mattapoisett. Winners need not be present. The Grand Prize is a seven night […] Read more »

YMCA Southcoast Annual Meeting

On Thursday, June 9, YMCA Southcoast held its 149th Annual Meeting at the Mattapoisett YMCA, overlooking the beautiful Mattapoisett Harbor. Peter Bullard, Chairman of the Board and member of the Board Development Committee, recapped the Y’s 2015 year as highlighted in the annual report. YMCA Southcoast recognized its outstanding volunteers and employees with special awards […] Read more »

Calling All 12-14 Year Old Rochester Kids


Growing up in Rochester in the 1950s was quite different than it is today. Back in the day, there were no iPhones, iPads or iTunes. The Rochester Historical Society is sponsoring a writing contest for Rochester’s youth between the ages of 12-14 years old. The essay, which should be a minimum of one page, should […] Read more »

NBSO Announces Exciting 2016-2017 Season


The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra has an ambitious season planned for 2016-2017 as the search for the new Music Director unfolds. Four classical concerts are planned, presenting each of the incredibly talented finalists with an opportunity to showcase his talents. Each classical concert will also present a piano concerto with a prominent guest artist. The […] Read more »

FORM Celebrates the Contributions of ORR Music Students


The Friends of Old Rochester Music (FORM) is pleased to announce that 19 graduating seniors received scholarships and awards for their contributions to the ORR Music Program. Their commitment to the program and the impact that music has made in their lives was eloquently detailed in their impressive applications. Thanks, in part, to the generous […] Read more »

Sippican Lands Trust Scholarship Winner


The Sippican Lands Trust Executive Director Robin Shields enthusiastically announces the recipient of the 2016 Sippican Lands Trust Helen A. Arthur Scholarship in the amount of $1,000. This year’s recipient is Emil Assing, a senior at Old Rochester Regional High School. Assing has been admitted to the University of Vermont where he plans to pursue […] Read more »