Land Trust Downey Acquisition


The Mattapoisett Land Trust is pleased to announce that it has acquired 22 acres of woodland and salt marsh along Mattapoisett Neck Road from Jeanne and Gregory Downey of Mattapoisett. The property lies between parcels of land that were previously protected by the Mattapoisett Land Trust as well as the Wildlands Trust of Duxbury, MA. […] Read more »

Author Talk with Derek DeCosta


Join us at the Elizabeth Taber Library on Thursday, June 19 at 6:30 pm for a special program featuring Derek DeCosta of Mattapoisett. He is the author of The Moonlight King, a modern day true story of slavery to freedom. Derek DeCosta was born Yoon Sang Kyun from a tiny village in South Korea where […] Read more »

Residents to Ride in Pan-Mass Challenge


On Dec. 30, 2007, after watching her father battle leukemia for two years, Heather Hobler, 53, of Mattapoisett, lost him to the disease. Within a month, she was diagnosed with cancer herself. Hobler was grieving her father as she was dealing with her own treatments for a rare form of breast cancer. Within weeks of […] Read more »

Scholar Chosen by the Land Trust


Mattapoisett Land Trust is pleased to announce that Leonard Murphy, fifth in his class of the top ten seniors graduating from Bishop Stang High School, is this year’s chosen scholar to receive the Blanche B. Perry Scholarship for $1000. Leonard is the son of Marigloria and Leonard Murphy of Rocky Hill, in Mattapoisett. Leonard is […] Read more »

Down by the Bay Garden Tour


The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club announces their biennial garden tour, Down by the Bay Garden Tour – Saturday, June 28 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, rain or shine. A cool spring portends a fabulous summer on the South Coast of Massachusetts. Mattapoisett is well-known for spectacular perennials, annuals, beautiful views and warm sea breezes in […] Read more »

Rochester Resident Rides to End Alzheimer’s


Wendy Collins of Rochester will bike 100 miles in the 2014 Ride to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, July 12. Beginning and ending in Fort Devens, MA, the Ride provides a two-mile family ride, 30-mile, 62-mile and 100-mile route reaching all the way from Western Massachusetts to Southern New Hampshire. The Ride to End Alzheimer’s grew […] Read more »

Women in Waders


Ladies who love the outdoors: Join the Buzzards Bay Coalition for “Women in Waders,” a series of three exciting adventures in June that will keep you learning, laughing, and discovering new things about yourself and our local waters. We will explore ways to get up close and personal with nature in a safe and supportive […] Read more »

Birding at East Over Reservation


On Sunday, June 8 at 7:00 am, The Trustees of Reservations and the Paskamansett Bird Club will sponsor a bird walk at East Over Reservation in Rochester. The Reservation’s wide open fields provide ideal habitat for bobolinks, bluebirds, orioles and other grassland birds. Join local bird expert Bill Gil to explore this protected landscape and […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Woman’s Club Scholarship Winners


For over 60 years, The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club has been striving to help young people in their educational pursuits. This year, the Club is happy to award four scholarships to students from Old Rochester Regional High School. The selected students are: Amanda Carreiro, daughter of Anne and Jeff Carreiro. Amanda will attend Northeastern University to […] Read more »

Marion Resident to Play at JazzFest


Marion resident, Marcus Monteiro, will be performing at New Bedford JazzFest 2014 on Saturday, June 14 with his quartet, the MonteiroBots. This dynamic young saxophonist began studying his instrument in the fifth grade when his parents found an old saxophone at a yard sale. Although he had expressed a desire to study the piano, 10-year […] Read more »