Marion Finance Committee

Dear Editor,             I wanted to make some comments on the Marion Finance Committee article printed in last week’s July 18th edition. I was struck by the comments of committee member Karen Kevelson who stated that the education at ORRHS was “mediocre at best”. Karen does not speak for the whole of this community in her […] Read more »

Bird Island Lighthouse Bicentennial

This year is the Bird Island Lighthouse Bicentennial and the Marion Harbormaster’s Department is planning a celebration which will be held on Saturday, September 14beginning at 4:00 pm. The party will take place underneath the Harbormaster’s Office at Island Wharf. There will be music, a cash bar, small bites, and desserts.              Tickets to the event are […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Congregational Church Concert

Duo pianists Kirk Whipple and Marilyn Morales will perform at Mattapoisett Congregational Church on Saturday,August 10at 7:00 pm in Reynard Hall. The husband and wife team of pianists, composers, and educators direct Cranberry Coast Concerts. Their annual festival is now celebrating its 14th season.             The concert will feature the soprano Sarah Mawn and baritone Steven […] Read more »

The Wanderer Announces 2019 Keel Award Recipients

We at The Wanderer were blown away by the number of submissions we received this year with the Tri-Town’s nominees for the 2019 Keel Award. We made the call and, boy, did you answer!             The Wanderer created the Keel Award 25 years ago in 1994 and since then has recognized one (and, on rare occasions, two) dedicated person […] Read more »

Developer Unveils 40B Plan, BOS Endorses Application

            Developer Ken Steen gave the Marion Board of Selectmen a presentation of his plan for a second 40B residential development in town, which the board voted to “endorse” on July 18 in order to allow Steen to receive approval from the state to bring the proposal forward to the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). […] Read more »

Feasting with Your Instant Pot

The instant pot craze is here, are you on board? For many, the instant pot is patiently waiting to be used. Whether yours is tucked away in a cupboard or still in the box, it’s time to take out your electric pressure cooker and put it to use. Join Chef Liz Barbour at the Mattapoisett […] Read more »

Brad Barrows Memorial Bike Run

The 2018 Bike Run had a very good turnout and a broad donor support base. We were able to donate $1,000.00 to each of the Marion Recreational Department and Mattapoisett Recreational Department. We also donated $500.00 to the ORR Youth Football. The funds were used for participation fees, equipment, and other ways for the departments […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Inspired to excel, 897 members of the Class of 2019 were awarded a Bryant Universitydegree at the 156th Commencement ceremony on May 18, 2019. Included in the graduation class were Alex Aruri of Mattapoisett who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Team & Project Management and Seijal Parajuli of Marion who […] Read more »

The Mystical Firefly

The sparkling, flashing nightlight glow of the fireflies now illuminates the midsummer meadows of our backyards. Although it is also most often referred to as the ‘lighting bug’, it is actually a beetle that lives in the ground and only comes out at dusk. Then we can watch it perform a mating dance by ‘talking’ […] Read more »

ZBA OKs Pool Ahead of Final Design

            Darren and Cathy Doane were seeking setback relief from the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals to build an in-ground pool at their 28 Pine Island Road, but only had with them a preliminary design for a pool they weren’t certain would be built to spec. On July 18, their public hearing for the Special Permit […] Read more »