The Working Grandma


One of my favorite things to do is read the Sunday morning newspaper. Recently, while leafing through the pages, I found the following, “The Working Grandma,” written by Kevin Harnett of South Carolina. Now, the fact that a man was writing this piece about women didn’t surprise me at all. What I did find surprising […] Read more »

Digging for History, Planting for the Future


The landscape outside Sippican School in Marion changed on Friday, October 10 when ten native Atlantic White Cedars were planted by the fifth graders as part of a hands-on educational program in partnership with the Trustees of Reservations and Sippican School. On Thursday, October 9, sixth graders from Sippican School traveled to Copicut Woods in […] Read more »

Captains’ Leadership Program


A key point in the Tabor education is to learn the skills of being a good leader. The Women’s Leadership Program and the annual Leadership Symposium demonstrate this commitment. Another group, the Athletic Team Captains, spend one day a week working on becoming better leaders. Captains are recognized as leaders of their respective teams, but […] Read more »

Homecoming Excites ORR


Every October, an influx of school spirit sweeps through the halls at Old Rochester Regional High School. Usually taking place in the middle of the month, the Homecoming football game and dance are among the school year’s most anticipated events. Proceeding Homecoming, there will be four ‘Spirit Days,’ which include themes like ‘Pajama Day’ and […] Read more »

Halloween Happenings


It was a dusky dark, chilly October evening. Inside the house, the Jack O’ Lanterns were carved and lit, their seedy, slimy orange goopy guts laying in a bowl on top of the table, and pairs of little eyes were looking up at their parents asking, “So, now what are we going to do?” These […] Read more »

Hunting Season is Orange Season for Hikers


I’ve been busy hiking hills outside of Tri-Town these days, but this weekend was the first time this year I donned hunter orange while hiking – which made me think of my readers who may be hiking, walking their dogs, bird watching, or photographing nature on some of the same trails that I wrote about […] Read more »

Bird Island Trip


Many thanks to Isaac Perry and Paul Hyde of Marion’s Harbormaster department for another informative trip to Bird Island. The Marion Natural History after-school group heard about the history of the lighthouse and the important role the island itself plays in the life history of endangered terns. Read more »

Halloween Season!


It’s that time of year again, and we’re very excited. Starting this week, we will be publishing the entries for our Annual Scary Story contest, and they are really great. We’ll also be holding a Halloween photo contest on Facebook; you can email your favorite Halloween photo to Deadline for entry is November 2, […] Read more »

Fall Lapsit Program at Taber Library


The Fall Lapsit Program for babies kicked off on October 7 at the Taber Library in Marion. Babies and their caregivers enjoy 20 minutes of stories and 20 minutes of social time. Children’s Librarian Rosemary Gray delighted five happy babies with some peekaboo, short stories such as Where is Baby’ Belly Button, and songs like […] Read more »

Tutoring Program Life-Changing for ORR Students


Old Rochester Regional High School takes pride in its full-inclusion program for special education students, avoiding segregating them from their peers by providing appropriate academic and social supports throughout the day as students attend regular education classes. Placing students with special needs into substantially separate classrooms is simply not the philosophy at ORR, says Heather […] Read more »