Josephine A. (Donovan) Wojtkonski

Josephine A. (Donovan) Wojtkonski, age 91, of Fairhaven died August 21, 2014. She was wife of the late Walter Wojtkonski. Born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Reagan) Donovan, she lived in Rochester for several years and Fairhaven for most of her life. A homemaker, she played the organ and […] Read more »

Sippican Choral Society

The Sippican Choral Society begins the 2014 – 2015 season with its first regular rehearsal on Monday, September 8 at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church in Reynard Hall. New members are welcome to join the chorus simply by coming to the one of the first three rehearsals, September 8, 15, and 22. Rehearsals begin promptly at […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Tavern and Shipyard Owner

Join the Mattapoisett Historical Society and Seth Mendell on Sunday, August 31 at 5:00 pm at the Gazebo in Shipyard Park as he details the life and achievements of one of Mattapoisett’s most prominent and fascinating individuals: Joseph Meigs. Born in 1776, Joseph Meigs became a master carpenter in the shipyards at the turn of […] Read more »

Marion Recreation Fall Dance Classes

Marion Recreation Fall Dance classes are open for registration. Once again, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre are being offered. This session’s Musical Theatre Class will be Mary Poppins. Classes begin on Wednesday, October 8 and run until Wednesday, December 3 (no classes on November 26). Musical Theatre is 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm and Hip […] Read more »

Brief Agenda, Weighty Issues

Brad Saunders, representing the Bay Club, was once again before the Mattapoisett Planning Board to continue his efforts in making changes to the zoning bylaws. As previously presented to the board, Saunders has drafted changes that would allow some general business-zoned locations to be used for cluster sub-divisions and some light industrial areas to be […] Read more »

Lakeville Arts Scarecrow Contest

Calling all scarecrow artists! New this year to the Lakeville Arts & Music Festival will be a Scarecrow Decorating contest open to residents and businesses of Lakeville, Middleborough, Freetown, Berkley, Rochester, Taunton and Raynham. There will be three decorating categories: traditional, other, and business. Traditional scarecrows will be the traditional farm and garden scarecrows, made […] Read more »

Surplus Vehicles Approved for Transfer

Since they were already meeting on August 18 to discuss Sprague’s Cove, the Marion Board of Selectmen decided to cancel their Tuesday, August 19 meeting and approve a few items before their August 18 meeting with ConCom and MOSAC. Most of the discussion focused on 525 County Road, a property that is in disarray, for […] Read more »

104 Years oaf the Grange

The members of the Rochester Grange kept a 104 year-old tradition alive for another year on Saturday, August 16, pulling off another successful Rochester Grange Fair. Participants entered their best vegetables, flowers, baked goods, and handicrafts, hoping to win first prize. Photos by Jean Perry Read more »

Team Sole Survivors Holds Fundraiser

The 2014 Relay for Life might be over, but “Team Sole Survivors” never stops raising money and donations throughout the year to find a cure and put an end to cancer. On Saturday, August 23, members of Team Sole Survivor will be stationed at Al’s Yankee Clipper at 482 Marion Road (Route 6) from 9:00 […] Read more »