YMCA Announces New ECE Director

YMCA SOUTHCOAST is proud to announce Kristin Fortin as the new Director of Early Childhood Education at the YMCA Sippican Preschool Center located at the Sippican School in Marion, MA. A graduate of Bridgewater State University with a degree in elementary education, Ms. Fortin has been an employee of the Y for 18 months. She […] Read more »

Thank You from the Women’s Center

The Women’s Center would like to thank all the folks who donated books and pajamas for children in shelter at the Mattapoisett Library.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated and put smiles on many children for the holidays.  Special thanks to Library Director Susan Pizzolato for sponsoring this project and selecting The Women’s Center as the […] Read more »

Superintendent Storms Out of Meeting

“I wasted my time again!” Those were the last words spoken by Mattapoisett Highway Superintendent Barry Denham as he stormed out of the December 29 public meeting of the Mattapoisett Planning Board during discussion over the Brandt Point Village subdivision. The board had received a letter from the subdivision project’s attorney John Williams that stated […] Read more »

Board Seeks Wastewater Permit Solution

As recommended by Town Administrator Paul Dawson, the Marion Board of Selectmen moved forward with its response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft NPDES permit, which according to Dawson, placed unrealistic demands on the Town’s wastewater treatment system that would lead to costly upgrades and a complete overhaul of the current wastewater treatment techniques. The […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Classes

The Marion Art Center is now accepting registrations for its Winter/Spring 2015 classes. The Marion Art Center is located at 80 Pleasant Street (main entrance is on Main Street) in Marion. For more information, please call 508-748-1266 or visit www.marionartcenter.org. Advanced Watercolor Painting: Fridays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon; January 23 to March 13 […] Read more »

Machacam Club

The Machacam Club will hold its January meeting on January 7 at the Legion Hall, 3 Depot Street. Social time is 5:30 pm; dinner at 6:00 pm. Our special guest, courtesy of Cal Perkins, will be Tim Fallon who grew up sailing Beetle Cats in Buzzards Bay. Tim’s presentation on PowerPoint will be the story […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library News

Doll Craft Workshop: Do you want to build a snowman – indoors? How would your doll like to have her own snowman? Come in and build a doll-sized snowman at the Mattapoisett Library on Tuesday, December 30 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. All materials will be provided. All ages are welcome, but children under 7 […] Read more »

Giving Season

  Marion Police and employees of JRI picking up donated toys and items for their program. In the picture from left to right: Sgt Marshall Sadeck , Hillary Riding (JRI), Jennifer Grant(JRI), Susan Mazzarella (JRI), Officer Karen Ballinger. Also seen in photo helping to load cars is Lt John Garcia. Shown here are the presents […] Read more »

‘City Celebrates!’ a Great New Year’s Event

The New Year’s Eve 2013 ‘City Celebrates!’ in New Bedford last year was a fantastic event for kids, art appreciators, and music lovers alike, with dozens of music performances, art exhibitions, street performers, and family-oriented activities that lasted well into the night, topped off by a magnificent fireworks display over the harbor. This year, the […] Read more »

Holidays at the Mattapoisett Museum

  The Mattapoisett Historical Society Museum hosted a series of winter holiday activities on Saturdays during the month of December. One of the activities was reading favorite stories, both old and new. Photos by Marilou Newell   Read more »