Sunken Treasure and the Man Who Found It

            Off the coastline of Colombia near Cartagena rests a vessel that at least two nations are currently claiming as their own. The world will one day see the vast riches that were headed for Spain in May of 1708. Until then, Columbia is claiming the ship and its precious cargo, while Spain claims equally that […] Read more »

Rochester Council on Aging

The Rochester COA would like to wish all of our fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers a Happy Father’s Day.             The Quarterly Birthday Luncheon and Party for those celebrating birthdays in the months of April, May, and June will take place on Monday, June 24 at noon. In addition to lunch, entertainment will be provided by […] Read more »

Youth Orchestras Auditions

The Southeastern Massachusetts Youth Orchestras (SEMAYO) will be holding auditions for new and returning students on June 19 & 20at UMass Dartmouth’s College of Visual & Performing Arts recital hall room 153 (use parking lot 9). New students and current students wishing to move up to the next level should prepare an audition piece and the […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Emma Louise Keeler of Rochester and Grace Ann Russell of Mattapoisett graduated from Falmouth Academyon June 8.             Rachel McCoog of Marion graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated SS/Engineering degree with Honors from Lehigh Universityin Spring 2019.             On Saturday, May 11, on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute(WPI) campus quadrangle, 1,019 bachelor’s degrees were awarded during the university’s 151st […] Read more »

Frank J. Ryder III (Jay)

Frank J. Ryder III (Jay), 71, died June 11, 2019, at home in Marion due to complications from prostate cancer. He was the husband of Meredith Wickenden Ryder.              Jay was born in Boston on January 5, 1948, son of the late Frank Jenkins Ryder, Jr. and Jane Porter Ryder of Attleboro and Marion.              He attended […] Read more »

M. Elizabeth (Kelley) Behenna

M. Elizabeth (Kelley) Behenna, 97, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2019 after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late William H. Behenna.              Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Michael and Katherine (Garvey) Kelley, Betty lived in Belmont for many years. Since 1955, she and her family […] Read more »

Library Roof Repairs Prove More Extensive

            The roof repair work at the Taber Library went a bit over budget, resulting in the Marion Finance Committee approving a Reserve Fund transfer for $16,000 to cover the excess cost.             Finance Director Judy Mooney reported that while Facilities Director Shaun Cormier and his employees were on the roof repairing the cupola and replacing the […] Read more »

OC Baseball Shutout in State Tournament

            Old Colony baseball season isn’t quite done yet, but the Cougars’ shot at making a run in the MIAA Division 4 South Sectional tournament is at an end following their 7-0 to No. 6 Cohasset in Monday’s quarter finals matchup.             The third-ranked Cougars fell behind 2-0 in the first inning, which the Skippers turned into […] Read more »

Bourne Wareham Art Association

The Bourne Wareham Art Association is meeting on Tuesday, June 18, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at BB’s Bar & Grill, 2424 Cranberry Highway, Wareham. Food is available for purchase. The business meeting will be followed by a painting demonstration by Frances Kut-Best of Fairhaven. New members are welcome. Please see our Facebook page at […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. The survey was funded one-half by the Sippican Historical Society and one-half by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Due to the limits of funding, not all of the historic buildings were surveyed, but over 100 were catalogued and photographed. The […] Read more »