ORRJHS Students of the Month

Kevin T. Brogioli, Principal of Old Rochester Regional Junior High School, announces the following Students of the Month for November 2016: Green Team: Serena O’Connell & William Stark Orange Team: Rachael Fantoni & Prosser Friedman Blue Team: Autumn Tilley & Charles Richards Red Team: Jennifer Williams & Damon Smead Purple Team: Holyn Turner & Palmer […] Read more »

A New Year for Environmental Recognition

As illustrated in my drawing, Native Americans, as a rule, recognized every living thing on Earth as sacred – even the smallest blade of grass. Consequently, they harvested from nature no more than needed for their own immediate use, and this conservation concept of ‘live and let live’ sets a fine example for us to […] Read more »

January Activities at the Marion COA

Marion COA Learning & Leisure Lectures for January take place at the Marion Music Hall, 164 Front Street. They are all free and open to the community. Movement is Medicine: January 9, 12:45 pm. Pain is an increasingly significant public health issue, affecting more Americans than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined. While pain often […] Read more »

A Tri-Town Year in Review

Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester – three very different towns that have united as one Tri-Town – have passed through yet another year in time, with each community seeing its own issues emerge and enter the distinctive zeitgeists of their respective towns. As we pass from one year into the next, we at The Wanderer like […] Read more »

Workshop on Early Speech and Language Development

Many parents wonder about their children’s speech and language development and whether they are on target with other children their age. Sometimes questions and concerns arise about what’s “normal” for their age. The Mattapoisett Library is offering parents, grandparents and child care providers an opportunity to learn more about this important topic on Wednesday, January […] Read more »

Sippican School Water Passes Testing

Director of Facilities Gene Jones told the Marion School Committee on December 21 that water testing conducted by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection produced good water quality results. The tests measured lead and copper levels from drinking fountains and water faucets used for food preparation, and Jones said he was happy to announce that […] Read more »

Owen Higgins

On December 23rd, Owen was in a terrible car accident half of a mile from the rink where he loved to skate.  Tragically, both Owen and his long time friend James Lavin lost their lives after hitting black ice, thankfully with enough force that neither suffered or knew what had happened.  Through the extraordinary efforts […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Kindergarten Orientation Meeting

A Parent Orientation Meeting for the parents of all children eligible to enter Kindergarten has been scheduled on Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria of Center School. All parents of children eligible to attend Kindergarten are asked to attend this special informational meeting. Any child born before September 1, 2012 is eligible […] Read more »

Lull in Sports Over the Holiday

There was only one game since the last edition of The Wanderer printed on December 22, which wound up a win for the Bulldogs. Boys’ Hockey: On Wednesday, December 21, the Bulldogs defeated Bourne in a 7-1 victory. Senior Noah Strawn was a notable player, scoring two goals with three assists. Strawn has been on […] Read more »

Polar Plunge Brings Record Turnout

It was a record year for Helping Hands and Hooves and its annual Christmas Day Polar Plunge. Co-director Julie Craig said on December 27 that the nonprofit organization that provides free therapeutic horseback riding lessons to adults with cognitive disabilities raised a whopping $6,100, a record amount according to Craig. The money goes towards the […] Read more »