First Congregational Church Hymn Sing

The annual summer hymn sing of the First Congregational Church of Marion will be held on Sunday, July 30, at 10:00 am. The hymns will be set to tunes whose names are associated with cathedral towns pictured in etchings by James Alphege Brewer. Etchings of the cathedrals will be on display in the church. “A […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Council on Aging

Everyone either knows someone over 60, cares for someone over 60, or will be someone over 60! The Council on Aging (COA) is conducting a survey to better understand the needs of the community. The goal of the survey is to get a better picture of who the council serves (and will serve) and what […] Read more »

National Night Out 2017

On Tuesday, August 1, the Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester Police Departments will celebrate the annual National Night Out Against Crime. The event will take place on the grounds of the Old Rochester Regional High School from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. We will be joined by the Tri-Town fire and EMS departments, the Marion Harbormaster Department, […] Read more »

Partial Eclipse – Total Fun!

Excited kids, parents and grandparents packed the downstairs room at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library to listen to Roger Menard of the Astronomical Society of Southern New England talk about the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21. Menard, a member of the ASSNE that promotes the joy of astronomy and supports STEM education, provided a […] Read more »

Donald Dickerson

Donald Dickerson, 92, of Marion died July 24, 2017 peacefully at Hathaway Manor Extended Care Facility. He was the husband of the late Helen N. (Norberg) Dickerson with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Cranston, RI, he was raised in Warren, RI before moving to Marion in 1954. Mr. Dickerson was formerly […] Read more »

And The Winners Are…

For the last 24 years, The Wanderer has had the pleasure of honoring one resident from each of the Tri-Town communities – residents whose friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members believe have selflessly given of their time and talents for the betterment of others. While a ship’s keel is critical in aiding its steady progress […] Read more »

Friends of Bike Path

Bike Safety is the topic of a 2017 scholarship organized by the Friends ORR Scholarship because bike crashes are on the rise. Come learn about it and other bike path related issues at the Friends of Bike Path meeting on August 8 at 6:30 pm at Mattapoisett Free Public Library. Last year, a serious bike […] Read more »

Sippican Lands Trust’s Summer Yoga Series

Sippican Lands Trust’s Summer Yoga Series returns to Brainard Marsh starting Saturday, July 29. The Summer Yoga Series will run on three consecutive Saturdays from July 29 through August 12 starting at 10:00 am. The event is free for members of the Sippican Lands Trust and $10 for non-members. Please visit to join Sippican […] Read more »

A Latin-American Festival

The Marion Concert Band will present a concert of Latin-American music on Friday, July 28. To add to the festive atmosphere of the evening, the audience is invited to wear tropical or Latin-American attire. The program is as follows: La Bonita (Spanish March) – J. Tarver Mexican Overture – M. J. Isaac Caribbean Rondo – […] Read more »

Discussion Of Swamp Property Continues

On July 17, Douglas Schneider, proprietor of N. Douglas Schneider & Associates, stepped in for his civil engineer David Davignon as the Mattapoisett Planning Board continued discussing property owned by Dennis Arsenault. The property is located beyond the end of Snow Fields Road that currently is a dead-end street. The undeveloped property in question is […] Read more »