SOLE Seeks Donations

SOLE (Students Organizing Labor Equality) is a student run club at ORRHS. A division of the United Students Against Sweatshops, SOLE works to promote fair trade practices and USA made products within the high school and community. Last year SOLE was able to purchase fair trade soccer balls for the boys’ soccer team. This year, […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Winter/Spring Classes

• Winter/Spring Classes – The Marion Art Center is now accepting registrations for its Winter-Spring classes. A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the visual and performing arts, the Marion Art Center has been offering classes to children for over 25 years and is located at 80 Pleasant Street in Marion. Members of the Marion Art […] Read more »

Library Happenings

Mattapoisett Free Public Library • Winter Storytimes – Registration will begin for the Winter Storytime series on December 27. New this session will be the addition of a Thursday afternoon preschool session instead of the Thursday morning session. For more information, call the Children’s Department at 508-758-4171. • Community Cafe – Your library is a comfortable community center. Thanks to […] Read more »

Tinkhamtown Carolers Light Up the Night

Certain joys transcend time – and caroling is one surefire way to ignite the spirit of the holidays. The more than 50 carolers who ventured out to Tinkamtown Chapel on Saturday, December 17 enjoyed the chance to sing their favorite Christmas songs and also joined the generations of singers before them in a tradition that […] Read more »

Agreement Made to Restore Hathaway Pond

Beaton’s, Inc. and the Buzzards Bay Coalition reached an agreement on December 15 regarding the future management of the Hathaway Pond Dam in Rochester. The Coalition acquired the dam and the 10‐acre parcel that it sits on in May 2011 in order to protect and open the land for public use and to remove the […] Read more »

Land Trust Announces Acquisition

The Mattapoisett Land Trust is pleased to announce that it has received a generous donation from Jeannette Mello of 7 acres of woods and wetland next to the bike path at Brandt Island Road. The parcel will be known as the Captain Jack and Bridget Murray Preserve in honor of her parents. The proximity of […] Read more »

January Machacam Meeting

The Machacam Club will hold its January meeting on the January 4 at the Legion Hall, 3 Depot Street. Social time is 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm. The speaker this month will be Carol “Krill” Carson, a Professor of Marine Biology at Bridgewater State College. Carol is also the President of the New England […] Read more »

SouthCoast “Flash Mob” Surprises and Delights Shoppers

A large group of SouthCoast carolers surprised and delighted shoppers at the North Dartmouth Mall on the evening of December 16 with a “flash mob” holiday performance. To the Christmas shopper, it appeared to be a spontaneous outpouring of holiday cheer, but in reality, the event began two weeks ago when Mattapoisett native Chad Michael […] Read more »

Mediation Rejected on Tabor’s ZBA Issues

Town counsel Jon Whitten told the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals, at their meeting on Thursday evening, that in a pre-trial conference, Land Court Judge Piper suggested the Town of Marion and Tabor Academy enter into mediation to settle the ongoing unsettled issues which include Tabor’s request for lights and scoreboards on their new turf […] Read more »

Elves Visit Natural History Museum

“She is starting it for me and then I’ll finish it,” said Max Richins, as Morgan Miedema started with two popsicle sticks and wove yarn around and between the cross of the two sticks. Max and Morgan and many others, gathered at the Marion Natural History Museum on Wednesday afternoon for a holiday gift making […] Read more »