The Belted Kingfisher

The kingfisher gets a ‘belted’ title from the wide blue belt of plumage around its waist. The royal title of king, however, may come from a regal crest of ornate quills that adorn its large head like a crown. Taxonomy of the title ‘fisher’ comes from its spectacular performance of raptorial predation, diving into the […] Read more »

Upcoming Programs at the Mattapoisett Library

Christmas Scents Workshop – Make evocative aromatherapy gifts with certified holistic aromatherapist Katherine Anne Young, R.N. on Sunday, December 2from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Enjoy cinnamon, cloves, citrus, thyme, eucalyptus, and other fragrant oils. All supplies will be provided. Limited to 15 participants, so please register at the adult circulation desk or call the […] Read more »

It’s All About the Animals

It’s All About the Animals has joined #GivingTuesday to celebrate the giving spirit of our community and to raise much needed donations for our felines. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely […] Read more »

Marion Clarifies Rules for Recycling

The Town of Marion invited Patti Howard, community outreach coordinator, from Covanta Energy, to pierce the veil of recycling and answer the questions that every recycler wants to know. During a time when it seems the recycling rules keep changing and nobody seems to be on the same recyclable page when it comes to what […] Read more »

Project Requires Wetlands Destruction and Replication

After the hurricanes of 1938 and 1954 blew away the first and then second home built at 31 Shawmut Road, the latest property owner, Giovanni Cimino, is ready to build a third house with a slightly-altered plan previously denied by the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission but approved by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Piggy-backing off […] Read more »

Sippican Choral Society’s Christmas Concert

The Sippican Choral Society’s Christmas 2018 concert marks its 54th consecutive year of singing in the SouthCoast area as they present selections from “Handel’s Messiah”. Under the direction of Darry Dolezal, this concert promises to usher in the true spirit of the season with many delights and surprises. Accompanied by Michelle Gordon, as well as […] Read more »

Report Estimates Cost for Regionalized Sewer

The Marion Board of Selectmen reviewed a report detailing the estimated costs of three different options for Marion regionalizing with Wareham, Bourne, Plymouth, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy for sewer services on November 20, According to Town Administrator Paul Dawson, the study completed by GHD looked at three options: A. connect to the 21-inch interceptor […] Read more »

Sippican Students Find Their Voices with A Cappella

When you’re a kid, it can be hard to get people to listen to you. However, if you’ve just been taught the basics of beatboxing, all you’ll need to do is plug in a microphone and you’ll soon have everyone’s attention. Young, dynamic, and well-known to their fans and other artists nationwide, the members of […] Read more »

Post-Thanksgiving Dog Walk

Join Sippican Lands Trust for our annual Post-Thanksgiving Dog Walk on Sunday, November 25at 1:00 pm at our White Eagle property. Your canine companion and you can walk off that extra dog treat or extra stuffing from Thanksgiving and enjoy the crisp air of a late fall walk at SLT’s 248-acre White Eagle property. All […] Read more »

Marathon Running Fundraising

Rachael Lomp of Mattapoisett is an oncology nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She has dreamt of running the Boston Marathon for several years. On April 15, 2019, she will finally get her chance, running in support of the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation Team at her hospital. Gillian Reny […] Read more »