Memorial Cruise Has Record Turnout

With a full moon and a high tide, more than 100 people enjoyed a two-hour cruise out of New Bedford on the 85-foot MV Cuttyhunk for the annual Charles A.R. Pickles Memorial Cruise on Saturday. The event’s proceeds fund scholarships for Community Boating of New Bedford, which offers scholarships to children who want to learn […] Read more »

Tri-Town Graduates and Awards

Kristyn A. Avila, daughter of Brian and Margaret Avila, graduated Magna Cum Laude in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Bristol Community College. Greg Sethares, Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bristol Community College, has announced the Vice President’s List for Spring 2013. Area students named are: Marion: Kristyn A. Avila, Diane S. Battaglia, […] Read more »

Gardens by the Sea

A tour of beautiful Marion gardens, sponsored by St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, will take place July 12 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Included is a luncheon at a private club. Profits go to global and local outreach programs. Tickets for lunch and tour must be purchased by July 9. Cost is $40. “Tour only” […] Read more »

Flash Flood Warning Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for our area extending through Friday. They are expecting a frontal boundary to bring heavy rainfall to the region and the system could stall over our area extending the rain over a period of several days. Flash flooding is possible with widespread moderate to heavy […] Read more »

Harbormaster Transition Under Way

Members of the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen interviewed three potential candidates Wednesday for an opening for the town’s Harbormaster position. The three candidates are Katelyn Schwebach (of Mattapoisett), Robert Caton (also of Mattapoisett) and Jill R. Simmons (of Fairhaven). Currently, Horace Field III is the interim Harbormaster, and he will stay on in the future […] Read more »

Vendors for Rochester Country Fair

The Rochester Country Fair is seeking interested vendors for participation in the upcoming Rochester Country Fair. The Fair, now in its 14th year, features a unique mix of old-fashioned events and contests, a parade, woodsman show, tractor pulls and so much more. This year’s “Welcome to the Jungle” Theme Fair will be held August 15 […] Read more »

Road Race Award Winners

The Mattapoisett Road Race Committee recently met to finalize preparations for it’s 43rd 5-mile run to be held Thursday, 4 July at 9:00am. The Committee is headed by Bill Tilden, ORRHS Athletic Director. Throughout the history of the Race, the Committee has given over $120,000 in awards to Tri-Town Students who have been involved with […] Read more »

Southeastern Massachusetts Artisan Exposition

Professional artisans throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island have been selected by Anthi Frangiadis Associates to participate in the premiere Southeastern Massachusetts Artisan Exposition (SEMAX), an outdoor tented exposition featuring handmade artisan work that can be used in and around buildings, taking place June 29 and June 30 in Marion Village. Architectural applications for both interior […] Read more »

Tennis Court Issues

To the Editor:   The Mattapoisett Community Tennis Association (MCTA) is a public service organization like the Lions Club, Boy Scouts and the Red Cross. We are a nonprofit corporation chartered in Massachusetts in 1999, and registered with the United States Tennis Association (USTA). We have no paid employees – we are all volunteers – […] Read more »

Proud Ghosts of Point Connett V

Editors note: This story has been serialized into six parts which will appear weekly in The Wanderer and at •Click Here to Read Part One •Click Here to Read Part Two •Click Here to Read Part Three •Click Here to Read Part Four By Rudd Wyman Part V I am about to go outside […] Read more »