Marion Board of Health Flu Clinic

The faith communities of Community Baptist, First Congregational, St. Gabriel’s, and St. Rita’s are co-sponsoring a flu clinic with the Marion Board of Health on Sunday, November 20 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the First Congregational Church’s community center meeting room behind the General Store at 144 Front Street, Marion. Please remember to […] Read more »

Harald Thuestad

Harald Thuestad, 90, of Mattapoisett died October 28, 2016 peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the husband of the late Joan (Garlington) Thuestad. Born in Kopervik, Norway, the son of the late Hans K. and Laura (Gronnestad) Thuestad, he lived in New Bedford before moving to Mattapoisett in 1969. Mr. Thuestad was an active […] Read more »

Gail Ann (Liberty) Woodberry

Gail Ann (Liberty) Woodberry, age 71 years, wife of Peter P. Woodberry died Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Lahey Hospital in Burlington after a brief illness. She was born in New Bedford and raised in Mattapoisett to the late George and Louise (Lawrence) Liberty. Gail worked as a LPN for many years. She enjoyed football, […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Historical Society

On Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 pm, Mattapoisett Historical Society will host Greenwood (Woody) and Sharon Hartley, long-time Rochester cranberry growers, at the museum, 5 Church Street. The Hartleys will present a program on the culture of cranberries, our state’s biggest food crop (value $100 million), from planting through harvest. They will share stories about […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Society

Thank You from the Rochester Historical Society: We would like to thank all the individuals who attended our fundraising dance on October 21 at the Reservation Golf Club. Also a big thank you to the local businesses (Matt’s Blackboard, Rose & Vickie’s, Ying Dynasty, Nick’s Pizza and The Brew Fish) for donating to our Silent […] Read more »

Where Their Ancestors Rest

On October 19, the Rochester Historical Society invited the public to join them on a tour of the historic Woodside Cemetery, peacefully situated next to the East Rochester Congregational Church on County Road. The church is the headquarters for the society, having been acquired by the organization in 2003 for the princely sum of $1. […] Read more »

Haunted Happenings

In the Tri-Town, Halloween means more than just a night of trick-or-treating. Traditions thrive in our community throughout the year, and Halloween is no exception. There will be a couple of community-based Halloweeny events ahead of the big night, and on Monday, October 31, both Marion and Mattapoisett will hold their annual Halloween Parades in […] Read more »

Salty’s Silvery Moon Soiree

Saturday, October 22, was the date for the Mattapoisett Land Trust’s annual event, “Salty’s Silvery Moon Soiree” at the MLT’s Dunseith Gardens property. Families enjoyed refreshments, ghost stories by the bonfire, and spooky-themed crafts. Photos by Colin Veitch   Read more »

Halloween Cover Contest Winner

Winning the most online votes this year in the 2016 Annual Wanderer Halloween Cover Contest was Melonie Lefter of Mattapoisett. Of all 29 entries this year, Lefter received the most votes, winning her $100 cash and her original artwork featured on this year’s Halloween edition of The Wanderer.             Lefter’s mixed media work features a […] Read more »

Town Meeting Accepts VFW Building

There was quite a bit of discussion about the Special Town Meeting article to accept the donation of the VFW building, mostly over the pros and cons of acquiring another property. Still, when it came time to take a vote, the result was a unanimous ‘aye’ followed by thunderous applause. Council on Aging Director Heather […] Read more »