Marion Mile

Marion MIle

The annual and weekly Marion Mile, sponsored by the friends of Marion Recreation and Wareham Pediatrics, started back up on Tuesday, June 30 for this summer’s season. The first of six nights had a great turnout as over 100 runners competed in the race designated as “just for kids.” Children between ages 7-14 are welcome […] Read more »

Marion Turtle Garden Already a Success

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While we were busy with the daily routines of our lives on June 11, something was happening on a nearby beach in Marion that has happened for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. On this morning, the first female endangered diamondback terrapin returned to the site of her own birth, now the newly restored turtle habitat […] Read more »

Independence Day a Busy Day for Tri-Town


There is always so much happening on the Fourth of July in Tri-Town. Residents of Marion and the surrounding towns were delighted with the return of the Marion fireworks display after a year hiatus. Silvershell Beach was a popular spot to gather to watch the fireworks to the sounds of the patriotic music played by […] Read more »

Munro Preserve Cleanup


Members of the Mattapoisett Land Trust invited the public to help remove weeds on Saturday morning from the Munro Preserve at the town wharves. A new bench was donated to the site by Alice McGarth in memory of her husband. Photos by Marilou Newell Read more »

Cashing in on History


The Sippican Historical Society hosted a fundraiser heirloom discovery/antiques appraisal at the Marion Music Hall on June 27. Featured appraisers Frank McNamee and Jim Gahan examined a number of pieces of art, jewelry, and artifacts throughout the morning. Photos by Colin Veitch Read more »

The Tar and Feather Incident – Part Two

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This story is being run in two parts. Part one was published in the June 25 edition of The Wanderer. If you missed part one, you can find it here:  At the town hall, Charles saw that about 50 men had gathered, all wearing hooded masks or handkerchiefs covering their faces. The men made their […] Read more »

Marine to Honor Fallen Friends in Road Race


Marine Sergeant William Simpson, 25, will be carrying a heavy burden when he runs the five miles of the July 4th Mattapoisett Road Race on Saturday. With a heavy heart and a 70-pound pack on his back, Simpson, a Mattapoisett native and graduate from Old Rochester Regional High School, will be wearing his fatigues while […] Read more »

Stepping Out this Fourth of July


By now it is no secret that the most exciting addition to Tri-Town annual Independence Day events is the return of the Marion fireworks display, after skipping a year due to a lack of funding. This year, Marion Recreation is proud to present the 2015 firework display on July 4th beginning at 9:15 pm from […] Read more »

19th Annual Marion Village 5K


The weather held out on June 27 for the 19th annual Marion Village 5K. About 250 runners flocked to Tabor Academy’s waterfront to prepare for the 3.1 mile race where the top 20 runners all ran times under 20 minutes. Andrew Sukeforth won the race for the second year in a row in an impressive […] Read more »

Marion Welcomes Its New Fire Chief


During a swearing-in ceremony on June 30, Marion said farewell to Chief Thomas Joyce, its 12th fire chief, and welcomed Chief Brian Jackvony, its 13th fire chief. Jackvony was officially sworn in before an audience in the Marion Music Hall, which was drenched in afternoon sunlight, with firefighters and Honor Guard members from the Police […] Read more »