Tri-Town Halloween Haunts

Boo! (Or is it boo-hoo?) It’s almost the end of October! Has Halloween snuck up on you and your family, too? If so, here is a last minute guide to all things Halloween happening in Tri-Town so you can start celebrating in spooky style most expediently. As soon as Saturday, October 24, the Annual Plumb […] Read more »

Upcoming Elizabeth Taber Library Programs

Health Literacy Discussion with Jim O’Neil: Helping you to help yourself in today’s health care setting. Health literacy is a hot topic for both providers and patients to improve the quality of the health care experience. Join us on Wednesday, October 28 at 11:00 am to learn all about ways to obtain, communicate, and understand […] Read more »

Travel Basketball Try Outs

Marion Recreation’s Travel Basketball Team, The Wildcats, will hold try outs on Wednesday, October 28 and Thursday, October 29 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Sippican School Gym. Try outs are open to any boy in 7th or 8th grade. Boys need not be from Marion to participate. Registration forms will be available at […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Seniors’ Friends

Please consider joining the Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging. We need FMCoA members to be on our Board of Directors. Directors help plan activities and raise funds to provide services for the elderly of our town. The FMCoA hosts events like the Annual Holiday Party and St. Paddy’s Day Party as well as […] Read more »

ORR Sea Scout Blazes the Trail for Female Scouts

Emily Newell, a junior at Old Rochester Regional High School, has recently graduated from the National Youth Leadership Academy, a high-level leadership course. As a Sea Scout on Ship 40 from Falmouth, Massachusetts, Emily has been training to be a youth leader for quite some time. She had one year to complete five leadership goals […] Read more »

Resident Furious at Aquaculture Farmer

The Marion Conservation Commission on October 14 was ready to approve Shea Doonan’s proposed aquaculture farm off Ram Island. Instead of voting, however, the commission watched on as contention mounted between Doonan and a Ram Island neighbor vehemently opposed to the project because Doonan failed to inform him of the plan. “I find it very […] Read more »

The Teenage Brain

Tabor Academy invites the public for an evening with Dr. Frances Jensen, author of The Teenage Brain. The lecture is free and open to the public on Friday, October 30 at 7:00 pm in Tabor Academy’s Fireman Center for the Performing Arts in Hoyt Hall at 235 Front Street, Marion. Neurologist and author Dr. Frances […] Read more »

Halloween Story Contest – Part II

  Here is the second of three installments showcasing the entries for one of our favorite events of the year, the Annual Halloween Story Contest! Last week we introduced the first three stories submitted, and this week we have a few more, so sit back and enjoy a fun read. The winner will be announced […] Read more »

Controlling Winter Moths

On October 17, with the first real chill of the fall season testing the hale and hearty, about 100 people gathered around a giant elm tree in Dunseith Garden in Mattapoisett to learn how to control the dreaded winter moth. Winter moths arrived in the area several years ago, drifting steadily south from northern regions […] Read more »

ORR to Fundraise for Field Upgrades

Old Rochester Regional High School Principal Michael Devoll wants to make upgrading the school sports fields a priority and asked the ORR School Committee on October 14 to approve a special reserve account for a fundraising campaign to install artificial turf. Devoll hopes, with the help of some donors who might make significant contributions, to […] Read more »