MWC 75th Diamond Jubilee Year

In celebration of their 75th Anniversary, the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club announces their 2016 biennial garden tour on Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, rain or shine. Join us in viewing six fabulous gardens, along with five points of interest, on display in Bay Club, woodland and village locations. The gardens selected feature […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Caroline Cunningham Johns, the daughter of David Johns II and Colleen Cunningham Johns of Mattapoisett, graduated from Macalester College during the college’s commencement exercises on May 14. Johns received a liberal arts degree in Economics and Community and Global Health Concentration. Johns is a graduate of Falmouth Academy. In addition, Johns received the following honors/awards: […] Read more »

Developer Fixing Erosion Control Concerns

Ted Gowdy of Aerie Homes of Waltham, the developer of high-end residences at The Preserve at the Bay Club, apologized during the May 23 meeting of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission for several site work issues previously raised by Conservation Agent Elizabeth Leidhold. Gowdy confirmed that Leidhold had brought such matters as water being pumped into […] Read more »

New Business at Old Venues

During the May 24 meeting of the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen, two new businesses received all alcohol and common victualler licenses. Coming before the board was Nabih “Nabby” Maujabber of New Bedford to discuss his plans for opening the Lebanese Kitchen at the former Mattapoisett Chowder House, 79 Fairhaven Road. Maujabber said they were faced […] Read more »

Yes, There Was Life Before Video Games

Growing up in Rochester in the 1950s was quite different than it is today. Back in the day, there were no iPhones, iPads or iTunes. The Rochester Historical Society is sponsoring a writing contest for Rochester’s youth between the ages of 12-14 years old. The essay, minimum of one page, should compare the differences of […] Read more »

ORR Tennis Clinics

For the 14th summer, the Old Rochester School District will again offer student tennis lessons at the Old Rochester Tennis Complex. The clinics will run Monday through Friday. There will be two classes: ages 7-11 and 12 to 18. Groupings within each class will be based on age and abilities. Each class will last for […] Read more »

Gardens By The Sea

St. Gabriel’s 14th annual Gardens By The Sea tour and luncheon is scheduled for Friday, June 17 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm (rain or shine). Tour steps off at the Capt. Hadley House, corner of Route 6 and Front Street in Marion. Garden Tour only tickets are available at The Bookstall, Marion General Store, […] Read more »

Rochester Memorial Day Celebration

Rochester fared far better with its Memorial Day celebration than Marion and Mattapoisett did on rainy Monday. Sunday, May 29, was a picture perfect day for a parade. At the Town Hall,  the names of the fallen soldiers were read aloud and the Rochester Memorial School Band played patriotic songs before heading out for the […] Read more »

Sallee Serpa

Sallee Serpa, 72, died Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Boston Medical Center after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Albert F. & Bertha E. (Coggeshall) Serpa. Born in Middleboro, and lived in Marion her entire life. A graduate of Wareham High School, Class of 1961, Sallee worked at the Kittansett Club […] Read more »

Silvershell Beach Now Smoke-Free

Leave your cigarettes at home if you’re heading to Silvershell Beach in Marion this summer because the Marion Board of Health is getting rid of the designated smoking section located at the edge of the beach and doing away with the cigarette barrel once placed there. This was the first topic brought to the table […] Read more »