The Bike That Won a Popularity Contest

            Once upon a time, there was a vapid cookie-cutter gym, the kind I hate, featuring long rows of matching equipment. Within the far-flung line of bikes was a barely noticeable exception among its cohorts. This subtle outlier was the same make and model as its neighboring teammates, but something was a little off. It […] Read more »

Cranberries! with the MNHM

The Marion Natural History Museum invites you to Cranberries! with bog owner Dawn Gates-Allen of the Cape Cod Cranberry Association on December 9 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm             Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 816 4589 0924 Passcode: 269805 One tap mobile +13126266799,,81645890924#,,,,,,0#,,269805# US (Chicago) +19292056099,,81645890924#,,,,,,0#,,269805# US (New York)             Join us for […] Read more »

Togetherness Inspires Confidence for Tri-Town Stakeholders

            A meeting of the Marion’s Capital Improvement Planning Committee became a breakthrough event, as representatives from Mattapoisett, Rochester, and the Old Rochester Regional School District participated in a report meant to open new doors between Tri-Town officials.             The rubber met the road as Howie Barber, ORR’s assistant superintendent of finance and operations, discussed […] Read more »

Bill Elfers

Bill Elfers died peacefully at home on November 28, 2020, after a long struggle with ALS. Bill lived an incredibly full and productive life and left the world a better place for having lived in it. His thoughtful approach to life’s challenges, his incredible loyalty to family and friends, his ability to rally those around […] Read more »

Boating Safety Starts Before Boarding

            With approximately 75 participants logged in for a recent boat-safety seminar, the Buzzards Bay Coalition could say it was a grand success. But success can only truly be measured by whether or not an objective was achieved, and for that, it comes down to individual responsibility.             That point and many safety-related points were […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

Marion (Old Rochester) is one of the oldest towns in the United States, and the Sippican Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documentation on its historic buildings. In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. Over 100 were cataloged and photographed. SHS will feature one building […] Read more »

Former Aquaculture Site Bottoms Out

            During the Marion Marine Resources Commission’s meeting held on November 23, Deputy Harbormaster and Shellfish Officer Adam Murphy came before the members to discuss his ongoing work relating to the cleanup of the site where Shea Doonan had operated with an aquaculture license since revoked. Reported mismanagement of the equipment on the site led […] Read more »

BBC Nature in Our Neighborhood

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is celebrating the 2020 holiday season with an online contest to highlight the beauty and abundance of our region’s lands, waters, and wildlife.             Through the “Grateful, Thankful, and Glad Photo Contest,” residents are encouraged to share up to three photographs of a favorite place on Buzzards Bay or within its […] Read more »

Sippican Woman’s Club

The Sippican Woman’s Club has had a Holiday House Tour since 1984. The House Tour is the primary source of revenue for the yearly scholarships given to Marion students. However, this year due to the pandemic, there will be no House Tour. We thought we could celebrate Christmas and our past club members by sharing […] Read more »

Marion Gains One More Osprey Pole

            Thanks to the Town of Marion’s generosity and the benevolence of the Conservation Commission, one less osprey family will be forced to live talon-to-beak and homeless on the streets of Marion. Personifying the plight of the osprey is perhaps a tad overly dramatic, but the raptors’ rebound from nearly threatened to now thriving is […] Read more »