After 20 Years, Another Mayflower Football Title for OC

Coach Brandon Mendez and the Old Colony football team have a good thing going, and there’s only one thing better than a good thing. More of a good thing. Six straight wins, including a 29-8 win over Cape Cod Tech last weekend, left the Cougars with their first Mayflower Small championship since 1997 – yep, […] Read more »

Rochester Council On Aging

October Day Trip: October 26 – Day Trip to Salem Witch Museum and Pickering Wharf. Admission to the museum is $9. Leave at 8:30 am and return at 5:00 pm. Call the Rochester Council on Aging at 508-763-8723 for more information regarding this event. If you need transportation, please call the Senior Center at least […] Read more »

Fall Potluck Cookbook Club

Everyone has a favorite family recipe. Join us and bring your best dish to share on Thursday, November 2 at 6:00 pm at the Elizabeth Taber Library for our fall potluck cookbook club. Registration is required. To register, please call the library at 508-748-1252 or email Please join us on Thursday evening, November 16, […] Read more »

Rochester Halloween Festival

Plumb Corner Mall is hosting a Halloween Festival Saturday October 28 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Plumb Corner Mall. There will be a haunted house, dancing with DJ Howie, a costume contest at 2:00, a pumpkin pie bakeoff judged by local chefs, trick-or-treating, arts & crafts, a reptile exhibit, creepy experiments with the […] Read more »

Rochester Women’s Club is hosting CPR

Come and join us for an evening of learning how to save someone’s life. We will be having a class on how to perform CPR and how to us an automated external defibrillator (AED). It is very easy to learn. Cost for the program is $35 per student. Cost includes instruction and certification card. Call […] Read more »

Gateway Youth Hockey

Mite House – The Gateway Mite House team faced off with the Canal Sharks on Saturday morning in Falmouth. In the end the Sharks skated away with a 6-1 win, but not without a hard fought battle from the Gladiators. In net, Brodie Yeaw saw plenty of action and turned away more shots than could […] Read more »

Still No Specifics On Bus Driver Firing

Dozens of parents and supporters rallied behind the former bus driver of 27 years of the Rochester bus route 5 during the October 12 meeting of the Rochester School Committee, vowing to return again after most of their questions remained unanswered. Superintendent Doug White was tightlipped about the details behind the switching of routes of […] Read more »

Contentious Projects Near the Finish Line

It has been a long process for Wellspring Farm in Rochester with months of public hearings — oftentimes punctuated with frustrations that have escalated into angry exchanges –where large turn-outs have required the use of the Rochester Council on Aging meeting space. But not on October 12. Coming before the Rochester Planning Board on October […] Read more »

Medicare And Prescription Advantage

From $0 to $48 a month, just like that! This is what someone just realized they would have had to pay with the changes to their stand-alone drug plan. Luckily, that person was able to find a better plan to keep their costs down. How? They met with a SHINE counselor at the COA, and […] Read more »

Dementia/Alzheimer’s Effective Communication

Do you know someone experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s? Changes in communication and relationships can be challenging and sometimes frustrating. Learn effective communication strategies. Communication is more than talking and listening; it is a way to express who we are and how we relate to each other. This workshop will explore communication changes throughout the course […] Read more »