Birds, Beaches and Bogs, II

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In 2009, the Marion Art Center hosted a gallery exhibition entitled “Birds, Beaches & Bogs”.   The show featured local artists and was such a success, that doing a second show was a foregone conclusion.  “Birds Beaches & Bogs II” will open on Friday, July 19th with an opening reception from 6pm to 8pm.  Members and […] Read more »

Sippican Lands Trust News

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Sippican Lands Trust’s 13th Open Space Beach Bash tickets are now available for purchase! The event will be held on July 25 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Silvershell Beach, rain or shine, and is open to all! Festivities will include a tasty Southern Barbeque by Preppy Pig BBQ, jammin’ music by Paneubean Steel Band, […] Read more »

The Poop on Your Pooch’s Poop

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It is unfathomable that in a town so tame, so beautiful, so willing to provide doggie doo-doo bags for free there are people with little respect for their fellow residents. These scoundrels are the people that don’t clean up after their dogs. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that people […] Read more »

Taste of the Town

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Stay cool under the big tent at Shipyard Park and sample delicious offerings at the Mattapoisett Women’s Club 10th Annual Taste of the Town. The tent located on Buzzards Bay captures refreshing salt breezes that mingle with the sweet odor of strawberry bisque, enticing quahog chowder and more as Mattapoisett’s finest dining establishments always offer […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Library Annual Book Sale

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The Annual Elizabeth Taber Library Book Sale will take place on August 10 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Marion Music Hall. Hardcover books will be on sale for $3, large paperbacks for $2 and regular paperbacks are $1. Children’s books will cost 3 for $1. DVDs will be priced at $2. Please […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Historical Society’s Little Explorers

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Children ages 4 to 6 are welcome at the Mattapoisett Historical Society this summer as we explore life in coastal Massachusetts through the years in a five-part series. Little Explorers will examine a different topic each week such as whales, ships and Native Americans. Each hour-long program will include games and hands-on activities. Registration is […] Read more »

ORR Foundation Tabs Grant Recipients

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The Distribution Committee of the Old Rochester Tri-Town Education Foundation announced its 2013 Grant Award Recommendations last week, and the group is set to divide its nearly $10,000 Lighthouse Fund among multiple projects. Old Hammondtown School teacher Kevin Tavares will receive $634 for his proposal, the “OHS Courtyard Garden Edible Schoolyard Project.” Courtney Aarsheim and […] Read more »

Officials Talk Wetlands Protection

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A complex landscape design plan proposed for 456 Point Rd. was discussed at a lengthy meeting on Wednesday by the Marion Conservation Commission. Applicants N. George Host and Laurie A. Host filed a Notice of Intent to landscape the property. Work includes trimming or removal of select trees, underbrush, and ground cover, and the replacement […] Read more »

Town Officials Reappointed

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A brief meeting was held by the Marion Board of Selectmen on Thursday to reappoint staff from various town departments. Those whose contract was renewed for one year included the members of the Building Department: Scott Shippey, Building Commissioner/Inspector of Buildings/Zoning Enforcement Officer; Robert Francis, Alternate Building Inspector; Randy Caswell, Inspector of Wires; Mark Farrell, […] Read more »

Keel Awards

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The Wanderer is once again pleased to announce we are now soliciting nominations for our 20th annual “Wanderer Keel Awards.” The yearly community service honor – which is presented to one resident from each of the three central towns in our circulation area – will be announced in our July 25 issue, and each winner […] Read more »