The Great Community Picnic


The Mattapoisett Historical Society and the Mattapoisett Land Trust will host The Great Community Picnic at Munro Preserve, west of Shipyard Park, on Thursday, August 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. All are invited to purchase tickets for this fundraiser and watch the sunset over the harbor with their own picnic fare. There will also […] Read more »

Pony Rides at Harbor Days


Munro Preserve is going to be a busy location on Saturday, July 16, at Harbor Days. Pony rides for children of all ages will be available from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Munro Preserve is next to Shipyard Park. The ponies will accommodate anyone less than 125 pounds. Pony rides are $5 each. Wear your […] Read more »

MHS Walking Tours


Walking Tours of historic Mattapoisett Village start at the Mattapoisett Historical Society at 5 Church Street at 2:00 pm on July 16, July 30, and August 13. Learn from Seth Mendell about historic buildings, the electric rail, the saltworks on Goodspeed’s Island, the Charles King Mansion at the mouth of the river, and “The Dude […] Read more »

Marion Natural History Museum


The Marion Natural History Museum, located at 8 Spring Street, will be open on Saturdays from July 9 to July 30 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Along with an impressive Lego collection and puppet theater, we will have a fun project scheduled for each Saturday. Stop in on July 9 to see “who can […] Read more »

Buzzards Bay Coalition


Residents of Mattapoisett, Marion, and Fairhaven may not be thinking about forests and wetlands when they fill a glass of water from their kitchen tap. However, most of the work to keep their drinking water clean and healthy is done by the natural forests and wetlands of the Mattapoisett River Valley. To protect that valuable […] Read more »

Mixed Media Gallery Opening


The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of mixed media artwork by Judy Carver, Jane Egan, Mary Ross and Lynnette Torres. Both of the Art Center’s galleries will be filled with watercolors, pastels and collages by the four talented local artists. A reception in their honor will be held […] Read more »

MHC Commemorative Bricks


The Mattapoisett Historical Commission is offering an opportunity to purchase commemorative granite bricks in honor of family and friends (even furry ones!) at Harbor Days on Saturday, July 16. A table will be manned next to the flag pole in Shipyard Park with applications, photos and a layout of available spots for bricks to be […] Read more »

Property Tax Relief Grants

Marion Town House

Applications are now available to help qualified Marion residents with their 2016-2017 property taxes through the Marion Community Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts (CFSEMA). All applications must be received in the Community Foundation’s offices by 3:00 pm on Monday, October 3, 2016, and applicants will be informed by mail by late December. […] Read more »

Montigny Urges Additional Offshore Wind Investment


Senate Assistant Majority Leader Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford) is urging his Senate colleagues to include strong provisions for offshore wind power in the impending omnibus energy bill set to be released this Friday. For several months, the Rules Chairman has levered his leadership in the Senate to persistently demand a significant role for offshore wind […] Read more »

Rochester Country Fair Live Auction Fundraiser


Did you finish your spring cleaning in time for summer? The Fair Committee is currently looking for donated items to be auctioned at the Rochester Country Fair. We hope to have approximately 100 items to auction off, so your help in reaching this goal is greatly appreciated. This Good Old Country Auction Fundraiser, sponsored by […] Read more »