The British Invasion (Music from Across the Pond)

The Marion Concert Band continues its summer concert series with a program of music from the British Isles on Friday, August 2. The program features several classic British Brass Band pieces as well as music of the Yardbirds, the Kinks, Petula Clark, Gerry and the Pacemakers, and the Beatles. There may even be an appearance by […] Read more »

Celebrate Elizabeth Taber Publicity Committee

To the Editor:             The Celebrate Elizabeth Taber Publicity Committee, a sub-committee of the Celebrate Elizabeth Taber Statue Committee, extends sincere thanks to Tim Sperry, Eric Strand, and Esmeralda Braga for their support enabling the Elizabeth Taber themed float to participate in the Marion Fourth of July parade. Thanks also to Patty Nicholson for the loan […] Read more »

Fun is in the Air at Super Duper Fun Fair

            When it comes to good old-fashioned fun, nothing beats the setting of the middle of Main Street during the First Congregational Church of Marion’s Annual Super Duper Fun Fair.             The event brings life and color to the village of Marion every year with its flower sale, colorful spines of the books stacked for the book […] Read more »

Somerville, J. Deane

Somerville, J. Deane passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his home in Marion, MA, at the age of 94.  His greatest source of happiness and pride was his nearly 60-year marriage to Janice Hesse, and the family they created together. They met in 1949 while both were vacationing with their families on […] Read more »

Mattapoisett’s Earliest Days

            There is probably no one better suited and able to discuss the history of Mattapoisett than Seth Mendell, a local historian who has deep family roots in the community. Consider also that Mendell’s father Charles was an early member of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, AKA the Whaling Museum, and a founding member of the […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Society Yard Sale

Do you have any useful items you no longer need? The Rochester Historical Society is having a yard sale on Saturday, August 31at the museum, 355 County Road, Rochester, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. No electronics or clothing please. If you have any items, drop off dates at the museum are as follows: Friday, July […] Read more »

Marion Scholarship Fund

To enhance the education of Marion students, the Town of Marion has two funds. Both funds are supported entirely by donations of generous Marion residents.             The Scholarship Fund awards money to deserving Marion students as they head off to their first year of college. Applicants are asked to submit their transcripts, a list of extra-curricular […] Read more »

ConCom Continues Two ANRADs

            The Rochester Conservation Commission meeting on July 16 was relatively routine with several approvals and a couple continuances for the public hearings for two Abbreviated Notice of Determination of Applicability (ANRAD) applications for two lots with the potential for solar array fields.             The first ANRAD filed by Joe Harrison, SunRaise Investments LLC, for property located at […] Read more »

Dolores Schilling

Dolores Schilling, 88, of Rochester, Massachusetts previously of Florissant, Missouri, passed away Wednesday July 17, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a fall, and a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Robert Schilling.             Born in Little Rock, Arkansas to loving parents, she spent most of her life in Missouri.             Mrs. […] Read more »

Florence Marie Byron

            Florence Marie Byron, age 52             The brilliant, soulful, freewheeling Flo Byron “peaced out” on July 19th.             To know Flo was to have your mind blown regularly, so varied and profound were her talents. Flo was a bonafide genius, a master of both brain sides. Having skipped the third grade, she was the youngest of thirteen […] Read more »