Celebrating 200 Years of Thoreau

The celebration of the year of the 200th birthday of great American writer (and Massachusetts native) Henry David Thoreau falls on turbulent times in the United States. As people all over gather to commemorate this bicentennial anniversary, many have found the return to Thoreau’s writings as an appropriate way to not only revisit the works […] Read more »

Rochester Grange Holds 107th Fair

It stands like a vision from the past – a large square structure where dogs are trained, Boy Scouts hold meetings, and the life of rural Rochester moves slowly from one generation to the next. But the sign on the building tells a more important story – one that connects Rochester to the entire country: […] Read more »

Sandra Lee (Kidston) Tollison

Sandra Lee (Kidston) Tollison, age 68, of Mattapoisett, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital following a long illness. She was the wife of Terry Tollison with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. She was born in Danvers, MA, a daughter of the late Theodore and Gertrude (Durrigan) Kidston. She […] Read more »

South Coast Children’s Chorus

The South Coast Children’s Chorus welcomes singers in grades 3-12 for our 2017-2018 concert season. Led by SCCC musical director Dr. Tianxu Zhou, auditions will take place at the Unitarian Memorial Church, 102 Green Street, Fairhaven on September 12 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. New singers will be accepted throughout September at the beginning of […] Read more »

Rochester Council on Aging

The Rochester Council on Aging announces the following day trips scheduled during the month of August: – Friday, August 25: Free Fun Friday Day Trip to Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park. – Tuesday, August 29: Shopping and lunch at Clinton Crossings Premium Outlets, CT. Please call the Senior Center at 508-763-8723 for more […] Read more »

Hot Outside – Hot Inside

While the temperatures simmered outside on August 22, the tempers simmered inside the Rochester Council on Aging Center when the Rochester Planning Board held its meeting. What should have been fine tuning and housekeeping on site plans submitted by Wellspring Farms, as proprietors Jim and Holly Vogel sought to bring closure to the many months […] Read more »

RC Flyers Create a Buzz at Mary’s Pond

On a perfect Saturday afternoon, Ted Brito watched his lovingly crafted radio-controlled model airplane circle Mary’s Pond. As he used the controls on the RC unit to guide his mini-Cessna through various loops and turns with the joystick radio control unit, the plane gliding across a clear, blue sky, you could see how someone could […] Read more »

Friends of Marion Visiting Nurses Scholarship

The Friends of the Marion Visiting Nurses is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of its annual nursing scholarship, which is awarded to local high school graduates who plan to pursue a career in nursing. Emma Gelson, a 2017 graduate of ORR, will pursue nursing at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, […] Read more »

Narcan Training

A community collaboration sponsored by the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod and the Bourne Substance Free Coalition will be held at Upper Cape Tech, which is located at 220 Sandwich Road in Bourne, on Thursday, August 31 at 6:00 pm. The training will be conducted at no cost by the AIDS Support Group of […] Read more »

Future Use of RCF Grounds Still Uncertain

Now that the Southcoast Working Dog Club has informed the Town that it will no longer be holding any future events at the Rochester Country Fair property, future use of the town-owned property is still under discussion amongst the Rochester Board of Selectmen who agreed on August 21 to appoint a committee to devise specific […] Read more »