Dixie Diehards and the Occasion Singers at the MAC

The Occasion Singers – Broadway Night Revue On April 14th at 7:30pm, the Occasion Singers will take the audience out for a night on Broadway!  The elegant a cappella vocal ensemble has put together an all Broadway Revue which will include selections from America’s favorite Broadway hits:  “For Good” from Wicked, “Don’t Rain on My […] Read more »

ORRHS Musicians Recognized

“Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.” -Paul Simon Music has a steadfast place in the lives of almost everyone with as many manifestations as there are audiophiles. For some, there is no greater excitement than to crank up a favorite song on the […] Read more »


Calling all local non-profit organizations!  Old Rochester Community Television in Marion will be offering their spring Free PSA Days on April 9 and 10 to any groups looking to promote upcoming community events.  Since 2008, ORCTV has offered this service twice a year, in April and October. “This gives local non-profits a chance to talk […] Read more »

No Paving Yet for Allen’s Point Road Home

Three members of the Marion Conservation Commission met on the evening of Wednesday, March 28, and they made quick work of the evening’s agenda.  The Commission scheduled a site visit to a home on Allen’s Point Road, to determine whether or not they can consider approving the paving of the home’s driveway.  They need to […] Read more »

Portraiture Exhibit Captures Everyday Beauty

Human beauty in many of its forms is on display in a portraiture photography exhibit at the Marion Art Center. Neil Alexander – a photographer and documentary filmmaker who co-owns studio in New Bedford – is the artist behind at least two-dozen photographs on exhibit on the first floor of the center. This photo collection, […] Read more »

Bishop Stang Hires New President / Principal

Peter Shaughnessy has been appointed president/principal of Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth, in a new governing structure to take effect July 1, 2012. He will succeed Theresa Dougall, the current president, who will retire at the end of June.  In the new governing model Shaughnessy will become the school’s chief administrative officer, a position which will consolidate the […] Read more »

MFD Welcomes New Truck

It only takes firefighters minutes to respond to an emergency, but how long does it take for the department to buy a new truck? Five years. The Mattapoisett Fire Department welcomed the newest member of its fleet, a dazzling red engine, on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 27 to its station on County Road. Dozens […] Read more »

“Symphony Tales” Sets Music to Literature

Rhythms, tones and tempos: the elements of music are not necessarily that different than spoken language. And when you put them together, their symbiotic nature is especially apparent – and beautiful. The Elizabeth Taber Library sponsored a special event on Saturday, March 24 that illustrated the power of merging live music with storytelling. The audience […] Read more »

ORR Hosts Annual Blood Drive

The Old Rochester Regional High School gymnasium was a lively center of activity on Tuesday, March 27, as students and staff left their classes and studies to donate blood to the American Red Cross.  The Annual Blood Drive at ORR is always sponsored by the school’s National Honor Society chapter, which has a number of […] Read more »

James S. Broome, M.D.

James S. Broome, M.D. died on March 24, 2012 after a long illness. An orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Broome practiced for over forty years in Boston and southeastern Massachusetts. He was a resident of Marion, MA. James Stewart Broome was born August 23, 1939 in Washington, D.C. He was the eldest child of Harmon W. Broom […] Read more »