Rochester Historical Society

The Rochester Historical Society will meet at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 21 at the East Rochester Church/Museum. After a short business meeting, Mack and Cathy Phinney will present a program entitled “Treasure Boxes.” All are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Read more »

A History of Plymouth County Corrections

Join the Mattapoisett Historical Society and Deputy Lisa Budge-Johnson of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department for her talk “Plymouth County Corrections: Then and Now” on Sunday, January 25 at 2:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Historical Society museum. Through photographs and fascinating historical facts, Deputy Budge-Johnson will give us an interesting look into the history of […] Read more »

Scented Memories

It comes through loud and clear, just as a voice easily crosses the water – the memory of a scent, of smell and all that it evokes. How clearly I can recall the smell of fresh yeasty breads and pastries in that black panel truck of the Cushman Bakery as it pulled up to our […] Read more »

Ellen F. (Heuberger) Downing

Ellen F. (Heuberger) Downing, 96, of Mattapoisett died Sunday January 18, 2015 at Our Lady’s Haven. She was the wife of the late Harry B. Downing. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Helmuth and Ellen (Fowler) Heuberger, she lived in Mattapoisett all of her life. Mrs. Downing was a member of the […] Read more »

Free Movie:Last Tuesday of the Month

The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG 122 min.) is being shown at the Mattapoisett Council on Aging, CoA Senior Center, Center School, 17 Barstow St., on Tuesday, January 27 at 12:00 noon. The free movie is sponsored by the Friends of the Mattapoisett CoA. The Hundred-Foot Journey is a film about the cross-pollination between French and Indian […] Read more »

Marion Natural History Museum Programs

Happy New Year from the Marion Natural History Museum! In the next month or so we will be offering the following programs. Please check out our website for more information: Hope to see you there! Wednesday After-school Programs February 4: Animal homes. Students will learn a little about how animals in our area survive […] Read more »

Teachers Weigh in on PowerSchool

Last week, students shared their thoughts on PowerSchool, an online service that allows students to access their grades anytime they please. This week, three Old Rochester Regional High School teachers gave their opinions on the website which, for teachers, goes under the moniker of PowerTeacher. The main services of PowerSchool for teachers include managing their […] Read more »

Mother Begs, “Give My Son a Chance!”

It was a fairly emotionally charged meeting on January 8 when a mother was pleading on behalf of her child for abutters to allow her son to have a dog-breeding kennel – a rather dramatic sight to behold. Brian and Cheryl Goguen of 181 Braley Hill Road came before the Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Members Show

Members of the Marion Art Center showcased their work during the opening reception of the MAC Annual Winter Members Show on January 9. Members were allowed to submit up to three pieces, and MAC Executive Director Deborah Bokelkamp said members not only have artistic skill, but they possess the skill of self-expression. “The person doing […] Read more »

Gateway Youth Hockey

Mites H: The Gateway Mites H team had a great game on Sunday defeating the Lower Cape 3 team, 9-6. They came out strong and took an early lead, which they were able to maintain throughout the game. It was a total team effort with six different players scoring goals. Jack Langlais, Paxton Jones and […] Read more »