Tabor Academy Opens its 140th Year


Tabor Academy students started classes on September 14 with 150 new students and 10 new faculty in their midst. The school welcomed approximately 300 students last week for pre-season athletics, as well as a training time for dormitory proctors and student orientation leaders called global partners. The global partners are returning American and international students […] Read more »

Mattapoisett’s Connection To Alaska


On a balmy August 6 evening, a group of people sat next to the gazebo in Shipyard Park and listened to Seth Mendell as he spoke nearly extemporaneously for 45 minutes sharing the history of Captain Charles Bryant. Mendell, a well-known local historian and past president of the Mattapoisett Historical Society, gave one of his […] Read more »

Nepal Destruction Hits Home in Marion


Not often anymore does the devastation caused by two major earthquakes in Nepal earlier this year get coverage in the media. But even months later, efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Nepalese people and the destruction of their homes and infrastructure continue, and many have been helped so far due to the kindness of […] Read more »

Summer Days!


Buzzards Bay was active this past Labor Day weekend with boaters and residents out enjoying the late summer weather on this unofficial last weekend of the summertime season. The colors of summer will soon shift to the colors of fall in the harbor, but not before a few more opportunities to take out those kayaks […] Read more »

The Caregiver


Among us lives a population of people who find themselves providing care to a loved one, either directly as in hands-on, or obliquely as in managing services, or, a combination of both. They are called ‘caregivers.’ Caregivers may feel as if they have been dropped into an alternate universe, one in which they cannot escape, […] Read more »

BBAHFH Home Build Underway


Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity’s (BBAHFH) Marion home build is underway! Our first volunteer group came out this past weekend. We were thankful to have the support of the community and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to build our first Habitat home in Marion. The 1,156 square foot Energy Star rated cottage-style home […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Woman Lives Her Dream


As a little girl, Katie asked her parents for horseback riding lessons. Being good parents and wishing to make their child happy, the girl was enrolled in a horseback riding camp in Tiverton, Rhode Island. Her parents never thought for a moment back then that this love of horses was anything more than a passing […] Read more »

The Summer Wind


The song Summer Wind, made famous by the one and only Frank Sinatra, spoke of a fleeting romance ignited during the summertime, and then lost. There are other summer songs that come wafting in on warm breezes. Songs like Don Henley’s Boys of Summer, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ See You In September, the […] Read more »

For the Love of Books…


When 5-year old Kennedy Zussy of Marion overheard her parents talking about how some New Bedford schools don’t have a school library for students, Kennedy found it unacceptable. No books? How can kids be smart if they don’t have books, the little girl wondered. “All year, they had, like, six books on the shelf in […] Read more »

Community Journalism Opportunities


The Wanderer is actively seeking community journalists, student writers, and experienced photographers to join our team delivering news and stories of interest from Mattapoisett, Marion, and Rochester to the Tri-Town area. As a community news correspondent, you will spend time attending the various meetings of a variety of town boards and committees, taking notes during […] Read more »