Polar Plunge Warms Hearts

“Celebratory, inclusive, and a little crazy.” These words, spoken by Tabor Academy junior Grace Ryan (Class of ‘19), aptly characterize last Sunday’s Polar Plunge at Silvershell Beach in Marion. Proceeds from the annual plunge benefit the school’s Special Olympics Young Athletes Program, which pairs Tabor student volunteers with cognitively- and developmentally-delayed children to work on […] Read more »

Rochester Council On Aging

The Rochester Council on Aging announces the following upcoming meetings: – Wednesday, January 24: Tax appointments will be held from 9:00 am – noon. Senator’s Office Hours are from noon to 2:00 pm. – Friday, January 26: Bonjour! Conversational French I & II will meet from 9:30 – 11:30 am. – Sunday, January 28: January […] Read more »

FORM Brunch Fundraiser

The Friends of Old Rochester Music (F.O.R.M.) Brunch will take place on Sunday, January 28 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Inn on Shipyard Park. The brunch will include a full buffet menu and live music performed by ORR high school and junior high school students. All are welcome and tickets are available […] Read more »

School Budget Increase Considered Modest

So far, as the budget subcommittee gears up for fiscal year 2019, the Sippican School budget for next year is up just slightly above 2%, as discussed by the Marion School Committee during its January 10 meeting. School Committee member Kate Houdelette, who is also a member of the budget subcommittee, introduced the 2.19% increase […] Read more »

OC Basketball Picks Up Speed

Although they didn’t start off booming as initially anticipated, the Old Colony Cougars boys’ basketball team has caught its stride in the 2017-2018 season, sitting at 6-3 and 1-0 in the Mayflower Small Vocational Division after winning 75-25 over Norfolk Aggie.             The team’s 1-2 start in the early going was responded with a 5-1 […] Read more »

Sippican School Kindergarten Parent Orientation

A Parent Orientation Meeting for parents of all children eligible to enter Kindergarten has been scheduled on Tuesday, February 6, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the community room of Sippican School. All parents of children eligible to attend Kindergarten are asked to attend this special informational meeting. Any child born before September 1, 2013, […] Read more »

Food: the Language of Love

With heaping helpings of downtime this winter, I’ve watched gallons of cooking shows on TV. The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day I consumed considerable portions of Julia Child’s earliest segments, lapping up her stovetop spillage with relish. When Christopher Kimble desserted – I mean deserted – PBS’s Cook’s Country Kitchen to travel the […] Read more »

Leon Love

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Hannah Nadeau of Rochester has been named to Husson University’s President’s List for the fall 2017 semester. Nadeau is a first-year student who is currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies/Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program. Students who make the President’s List must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during […] Read more »

Ernest W. Weber

Ernest W. Weber, 94, of Marion, died Jan. 18, 2018 two days short of his 95th birthday. He was the husband of the late Bernadette D. (Donoghue) Weber and the son of the late Ernest L. and Anastasia (Healey) Weber. He was born and raised in Roslindale. He and his wife Betty raised their family […] Read more »