Academic Achievements

Austin Salkind of Rochester has been named to the Dean’s Honor List at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the spring 2016 semester. The Dean’s Honor List recognizes students who attain a grade point average of 3.50 or better and have no grade below C. Nicholas M. Nadeau of Mattapoisett, a recent graduate from the Virginia Military […] Read more »

The Bay Buzzard

How did Buzzards Bay get its name? Historic research goes back to the year 1602 when it was discovered by Bartholomew Gosnold sailing around Cape Cod, which he had named dropping anchor near the Acushnet River in a pristine setting whose islands he described as a paradise of beauty created by God and nature. If […] Read more »

Marion Natural History Museum

Join the Marion Natural History Museum on Wednesday afternoons this summer from 1:00 to 4:00 pm; $24/each members, $30/each non-members. Spend the afternoon with us looking at birds on Bird Island and other locations around Marion’s coastline on July 27: An introduction to our coastal birds with a naturalist from U.S. Fish and Wildlife. A […] Read more »

Roadside Edible Plants

It might be surprising to learn that Queen Anne’s lace is a member of the carrot family and takes two years to mature before the lovely airy flower heads bloom. It may even be more surprising to learn that wild plants that taste like wasabi or lettuce are available, if not in your backyard, then […] Read more »

Wellspring Farm Loses Appeal

After two previous hearings on the matter of whether or not Jim and Holly Vogel’s educational/therapeutic horseback riding operation was in violation of zoning bylaws, on July 15 the Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals members were in agreement – not permitted. Leading up to the vote on this night, Chairman Richard Cutler once again said […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library Volunteer Recognition Reception

The Mattapoisett Library held its annual Volunteer Recognition Reception on July 13. Library Director Susan Pizzolato and staff recognized the importance of the 125 volunteer corps that aids in everything from putting books back on shelves to helping high school students write letters to caring for the library’s live animals to aiding in preparing resumes […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Library

Potluck Cookbook Club: Do you like to cook? Then join us on Thursday, July 21 at 6:00 pm for our first ever potluck cookbook club. Choose a dish to cook from this featured cookbook, The Bon Appetit Cookbook by Barbara Fairchild, and bring it to share with the group. To register, please call the library […] Read more »

Mariner Youth Soccer Fall Program

The Mariner Youth Soccer Fall Program is now open for registration. The program runs on Saturdays from September 10 – November 5 at the Mariner Youth Soccer Fields located in Fairhaven. Programs are offered to children ages 4-14. There is no residency requirement. Come join Mariner Youth Soccer this fall! Register now to reserve your […] Read more »

Clean Living Make & Take Event

Did you know that so many personal care and cleaning products that we use daily are filled with chemicals that are wreaking havoc on our health? Do you want to learn just how easy it is to make your own for pennies on the dollar? Join us at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Tuesday, […] Read more »

Water Damages Books Slated for Fundraiser Sale

It wasn’t looking good for the Elizabeth Taber Library Annual Book Sale coming up next week when, on Friday, July 15, staff discovered water pouring down from the ceiling of the basement room where donated books were being stored for the annual fundraiser. The library staff at first thought it was a burst pipe raining […] Read more »