The Thrill Factor


Something is happening. It actually started a few years back, but it has become more apparent as of late. I think I’ve heard it referred to as “creeping old age.” There are the pains that were once sporadic with only the occasional visit, but these pains have now become, well, not old friends but certainly […] Read more »

New in Mattapoisett


Editor’s note: George Emmons is a gentleman who recently moved to Mattapoisett and is sharing his experiences as he gets to know the area.   My wife, Jan, and I have just moved in at Crescent Beach after 20 wonderful years in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. We both were very involved in […] Read more »

New Cupola in Rochester’s Historic Town Center


It was a magnificent sight to behold as a new cupola soared skyward on June 17. It soared with its bronze and copper eagle perched inside the peaked roof. It soared with its glistening copper roof. It soared as a symbol of what can be accomplished when people come together and share talents, resources, and […] Read more »

Symphonic Concert a ‘Celebration of the Sea’


Spectators had a ‘whale of a time’ at the Tri-County Symphonic Band’s 14th Annual Benefit Pops Concert this past Sunday at the Tabor Academy in Marion. Under the baton of Philip Sanborn, music director of the Tri-County Symphonic Band for the past 10 seasons, the ensemble delivered a performance with such vibrancy and excitement that […] Read more »



Imagine, if you can, a shark 20 feet long, hundreds of pounds of muscle and bones, and whose brain has developed over eons of time for one purpose and one purpose alone – to hunt. That is the job of sharks across the globe regardless of their size. And the mere utterance of the word […] Read more »

RMS Hosts 23rd Annual Concert


It’s an amazing sound when you put together 150 music students who have studied their musical scores, practiced endless hours, and pay close attention to their instructors. And so it was on June 10 when Rochester Memorial School hosted the 23rd annual summer concert, a syncopated collaboration between this local school and the elementary schools […] Read more »

Keel Awards


The Wanderer is pleased to announce that we are soliciting nominations for our 21st annual “Wanderer Keel Awards.” The yearly community service honor – which is presented to one Tri-Town resident from each of the three central towns in our circulation area – will be announced in our July 28 edition, and each winner will […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Students Honor the American Flag


The vision of the American flag waving and swaying in the sky can swell the heart on a day like Tuesday, June 14, which has for 100 years now been observed as Flag Day. And with Americans still reeling from tragedy over the weekend, the flag at Center School in Mattapoisett still at half-mast, students […] Read more »

A Farewell to the Class of 2016


Eighteen years of hard work and dedication to education boiled down to one two-hour ceremony on June 4 – the day seniors walked across the football field to proudly accept their diplomas. The week before graduation was full of festivities and celebration for the seniors, kicking off with prom on Tuesday, May 31. Promenade began […] Read more »

A Fully Imagined Life


As it turns out, Dad had a very active imagination. You’d never suspect that if you met him, attired as he always was in a uniform of matching Dickies work shirts and pants, argyle socks, and dark gum-soled shoes. He never left the house without a baseball cap or a winter cap, if the season […] Read more »