Bike for Clean Water


October is a great time to explore the beauty of Southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape – and what better way to experience the region’s spectacular autumn scenery than on your bicycle? Register today for the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s eighth annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, October 5, and you can celebrate the beauty of […] Read more »

RPD Issues IRS Telephone Scam Warning


Several residents have reported being contacted by phone by persons claiming to be from the IRS and being told they owe money and must pay now. Please see the scam alert released by the IRS below. As the 2014 filing season nears an end, the Internal Revenue Service today issued another strong warning for consumers […] Read more »

Rochester Grange Agricultural Fair


The 104th Annual Grange Agricultural Fair will be held Saturday, August 16 from 1:30 – 7:00 pm. A Ham & Bean Supper will be held at 6:00 pm followed by an auction of produce, etc. from the fair. Our Fair books and posters have been out for a while, disappearing almost as fast as they […] Read more »

Rooting in Mattapoisett


On August 12 – 30 at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, there will be a display of pictures and paintings of special trees from Mattapoisett along with stories of trees that are special to people. Share your stories with us for a future book. Stories can be submitted to the Town Hall, attention Tree Committee, […] Read more »

Bridge Benefit Tournament


  From left to right; Elizabeth Tabor Library special events committee co-chair, Lynn Crocker , Asha Wallace, president of the board of trustees and Kathy Reed co-chair are combining a favorite hobby with a great cause. On Friday, August 22, a benefit tournament of duplicate and social bridge will take place at the Marion Music […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Historical Society Happenings

Photo by Anne Kakley

Walking Tour with Seth Mendell: Join Seth Mendell of the Mattapoisett Historical Society for a Walking Tour on Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 pm. Learn more about the little town that built the whalers for Nantucket and New Bedford. Explore the waterfront streets, parks and wharves where the action took place. Tour is free with […] Read more »

3nd Annual Summer Soiree


It is that time of year again for the 3nd Annual Summer Soiree brought to you by the Friends of Old Rochester Swimming. The event will be held on August 19 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Inn at Shipyard Park. There will be plenty of appetizers as well as a silent auction. Items […] Read more »

Library Summer Jewelry & Accessory Sale


Gather up your bangles and bows and donate them to the Friends of the Mattapoisett Library for the Summer Jewelry & Accessory Sale. Donations of jewelry (even broken items), beads, single earrings, scarves and purses can be left at the library’s circulation desk during business hours prior to August 14. The sale opens at the […] Read more »

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church


This year is the 130th Summer Season at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Clergy from nearby and around the country visit the “church by the Town Beach” in Mattapoisett from June 29 to August 31. All are welcome. On Sunday, August 3,the visiting clergy is The Rev. Robert Malm, Rector of Grace Church, Alexandria, VA. Services, […] Read more »

Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path


Explore Mattapoisett and the Tri-Town area by bike! Take a self-guided tour using the new Bike Friendly Mattapoisett map which details the best riding roads in Tri-Town in addition to parts of Fairhaven, Acushnet and Wareham. It shows public restrooms and bike-friendly eateries. It’s now available at Town Wharf General Store, No Kidding, Pen and […] Read more »