Elks Student of the Month

The Elks of Wareham Lodge No. 1548 sponsors the Elks Student of the Month and Student of the Year Awards for students enrolled in local area high schools. The criteria used in nominating a student includes a student who excels in scholarship, citizenship, performing arts, fine arts, hobbies, athletics, church, school, club and community service, […] Read more »

Procedural Issue Postpones Pico Beach Hearing

Citing a procedural issue regarding proper notice to abutters and the public, the Mattapoisett Planning Board agreed not to vote on a request by Diane D’Orlando for approval of a repetitive petition in their meeting on Monday evening. A repetitive action meant that the applicant was presenting revised plans of a building project that was […] Read more »

Local Youth Selected To Meet Governor Patrick

Some local youth are showing that giving back begins at any age. Due to their contributions to society, Old Rochester Regional eighth graders Holly Frink, Evan Roznoy and Jared Wheeler recently were chosen to participate in a special day of community service, leadership development and networking with Governor Deval Patrick on January 14, 2012. These […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Maintains Single Tax Rate

At a classification hearing with town Assessors on December 19, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen voted to maintain a single tax rate among property classes for Fiscal Year 2012. Principal Assessor Kathleen Costello presented a FY12 assessment overview, which projected the average assessed value for property classes in the upcoming year. According to the findings, […] Read more »

ORR Latin Program Experiences Pompeii

About 100 students from Old Rochester Regional High School (a number that includes nearly all of the students from the Latin program of study in the foreign language department) took a field trip to the Museum of Science in Boston on Friday, December 16. The all-day field trip brought students to the new exhibit about […] Read more »

Groundhog Cover Contest

The Wanderer is once again holding a Groundhog Day Cover Contest. The winner’s artwork will appear on the cover of our February 2 issue. The winner will also receive a new iPod touch. Create an original work of art to be displayed on the cover of The Wanderer. Anything that can be displayed on the […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Museum Curator Named

The Mattapoisett Historical Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Hutchinson as curator of the Mattapoisett Museum at 5 Church Street. She will replace retiring Bette Roberts who announced her plans to retire at the annual meeting of the Society this past September. Ms. Hutchinson is well qualified, having served in various capacities […] Read more »

Yoga Classes for Children

Children ages 5 to 10 will have the opportunity to learn and practice yoga in a six-week series of classes beginning on Thursday, January 5 at 5:30 pm. The 40-minute class will be taught by Marsha Hartley. The series fee is $48 with a reduced rate for families with more than one child enrolled ($84 […] Read more »

EMS Seeks On-Call Staff

The Emergency Medical Services of the Town of Marion is seeking to recruit area residents who would like the opportunity to help their local neighbors and guests in their time of distress. Members of Marion EMS are “on-call” staff who respond to emergencies as needed and are compensated on an hourly basis. We are a […] Read more »

Bulldogs Dominate at Voke Holiday Relay

Old Rochester Boys and Girls Track – The teams competed in their second meet this week, each emerging with wins against Case and Bourne High School. For the girls, Ally Saccone won both the hurdles and the high jump. The ORR distance girls also swept the two-mile, with Katie Sethares, Jess Belliveau, and Jill Sethares […] Read more »