Miss Massachusetts’ Outstanding Teen Pageant


The 17th annual Miss Massachusetts’ Outstanding Teen Pageant is Sunday, April 3 at 4:00 pm at the Keith Middle School in New Bedford. Allie Nault, an 18-year-old resident of Gilford, New Hampshire was crowned Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2016 last August in Orlando, FL. She will be the special guest at the pageant and will […] Read more »

Pageant Planned for Girls with Special Needs


On Friday, May 6, reigning Miss Southcoast Jillian Zucco will host the Miss Inspirational pageant for girls with special needs and disabilities at the Old Rochester Regional High School auditorium at 6:30 pm. Ms. Zucco, a graduating nursing student in the honors program at UMASS Dartmouth, is now accepting registrations from girls and young women […] Read more »

ORR High School Jazz Band


The ORR High School Jazz Band is having a great 2016! On Saturday, February 6, they attended the Berklee High School Jazz Festival in Boston, where they were awarded Third Place in their division, missing second by only one point. Senior Shane Fitzgerald and Junior Maxx Wolski were given two of the three Outstanding Musician […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Fundraising


The Marion Art Center announces two fundraising events this year. In addition to its always popular summer fundraising event, The Marion Art Center is ‘going back to the 80s’ with a spring fundraiser event to be held on May 7 at the Marion Music Hall at the corner of Front Street and Cottage Street to […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society


The Sippican Historical Society in Marion has hired a new part-time Executive Director who will be shared with the Mattapoisett Historical Society. Dr. Jeffrey Miller started on March 4 and will initially be working on Fridays from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Dr. Jeffrey Miller has a Ph.D. in Historical Archaeology from The Queen’s University […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Democratic Town Committee Caucus


On Saturday, March 26, the MDTC will hold its annual caucus to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party State Convention to be held at the Tsongas Center UMASS Lowell on Saturday, June 4. The caucus will take place from 10:15 am to 12:00 pm in the lower conference room at the Mattapoisett Library, 7 […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Historical Society

Photo by Anne Kakley

Five local historical societies – Freetown, Mattapoisett, Rochester, Sippican and Wareham – will host a free movie night showing of Peter & John on Sunday, April 3 at 7:00 pm at the Marion Music Hall, 164 Front Street in Marion. The screenplay for Peter & John is adapted from Guy de Maupassant’s 19th century seaside […] Read more »

First Congregational Church of Marion


The First Congregational Church of Marion 2016 Holy Week Services will include: March 20: Palm Sunday Service in Sanctuary at 10:00 am. Passion Narrative According to St. Luke March 24: Maundy Thursday Service of Holy Communion & Tenebrae at 7:00 pm March 25: Good Friday Service. Sanctuary is open for Prayer & Meditation from 12:00 […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Annual Meeting


The Annual Meeting of the Marion Art Center will be held on Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00 pm in the Patsy Francis Gallery at 80 Pleasant Street (corner of Main and Pleasant Streets), Marion, Massachusetts. All members are invited to attend. Annual reports will be presented, and officers and new members of the Board of […] Read more »

The Sippican Woman’s Club


On Friday, March 11 at 12:30 pm, The Sippican Woman’s Club invites members and guests to welcome and hear Professor Vincent J. Cannato, author of American Passage: The History of Ellis Island, speak. A book signing will follow the program. Please join us for a finger-food luncheon, tea/coffee and a sweet, followed by a brief […] Read more »