Congregational Church Reformation Class

The Mattapoisett Congregational Church, U.C.C., is marking the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a four-week class beginning October 9. The Reformation, which marks its anniversary on October 31, had sweeping effects on many aspects of the Christian faith, including worship, theology, and how we read the Bible. Come learn about the Reformation and […] Read more »

‘Impresssions’ Exhibit at the MAC

The Marion Art Center is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of an exhibition entitled ‘Impressions,’ featuring artists Deb Ehrens and Michael Hubert. From Friday, October 13 through Saturday, November 18, both of the Art Center’s galleries will be filled with artwork by the South Coast artists. A reception in their honor will be held […] Read more »

Two Aquaculture Licenses Approved Without Debate

It was a stress-free night for all involved in the public portion of the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen meeting on September 26. The three action items on the agenda were approved without any real debate, and the two aquaculture licences sought by two local oyster farmers also got the green light in a genial fashion. […] Read more »

Area’s Only Female Golf Coach Leads OC to First Win

Old Colony bucked tradition years ago when they became one of the first schools in the area with a female head coach for their boys’ soccer program, Mary Anne Walker, who coached the team for almost two decades before retiring earlier this decade. And the Cougars did it again this fall with the addition of […] Read more »

St. Gabriel’s Church Rummage Sale

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Marion will be holding its Annual Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The sale is being sponsored by the Adult Choir of St. Gabriel’s, and proceeds will benefit both the music program and St. Gabriel’s outreach and relief efforts. The sale takes place in […] Read more »

The Many Lives of Geoffrey Smith

In spite of a tropical storm gusting winds up to 30 miles per hour, ripping leaves from trees, and scattering branches across roadways, Geoffrey Smith was out for a run around the streets of Mattapoisett. When The Wanderer sat down with Smith at the library in Mattapoisett, he had just returned from that run undaunted […] Read more »

SouthCoast Toastmasters Open House

The SouthCoast Toastmaster’s Club, also known as Marion Toastmaster’s Club, will hold an open house, with pizza and light refreshments on Thursday, October 12 from noon to 1:00 pm at the Wareham Free Public Library at 59 Marion Road, Wareham, MA. Are you frightened of public speaking? Come and experience what happens at a meeting. […] Read more »

Bee Talk and Honey Extraction Demonstration

The Marion Garden Group and Sippican Lands Trust are co-sponsoring a Bee Talk and Honey Extraction Demonstration on Saturday, September 30 at 10:00 am at The Music Hall, 164 Front Street, Marion. Linda Rinta, a local bee expert and Conservation Consultant with the Xerces Society, will talk about the importance of bees and pollinators for […] Read more »

Tri-Town Profile: Ryan McFee

Name: Ryan McFee Age: 41 How he came to Tri-Town: He was born and raised in Mattapoisett and is now a working artist based in New Bedford. Favorite Tri-Town spot: Point Connett. “There’s a sandbar that comes up, and when low tide rolls in, there’s like a whole new beach there and no one’s ever […] Read more »

BOH Hears From Retailers on Menthol Ban

The Marion Board of Health, which for months has been working towards banning flavored tobacco and nicotine products, is considering an attempt to classify menthol cigarettes as flavored tobacco in the tentative bylaw. On September 26, Dennis Lane, executive director of the Coalition for Responsible Retailing, tried to convince the BOH that any move to […] Read more »