New Music Lessons at the MAC

The Marion Art Center announces new music lessons, “Guitar and More,” for all ages, styles, and experience levels. Colin Bradley joins the MAC to offer an eight-week course in music, customized to the student’s experience and interest. Half-hour lessons will focus on the training of the ear, improvisation, songwriting, and music reading comprehension. Instruments of […] Read more »

RMS Votes Full Return for K-2

            The Rochester School Committee unanimously voted to reopen the school on a full-time basis to Grades K-2 during the committee’s January 21 Zoom meeting. The pivot will be effective on Tuesday, February 2.             “I’m pleased for everyone, especially our children,” said Committee Chairman Sharon Hartley. “We do the best we can in our […] Read more »

Enforcement Order Lifted

            It took years of legal actions and an Enforcement Order issued by the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission, which was ultimately upheld in court, but on January 25, most commissioners were ready to call the Seabreeze case officially closed.             Daniel Craig’s 4 Seabreeze Lane property was deemed in compliance with an Enforcement Order that required […] Read more »

Craig Jumps Back in Net with Both Feet

            Meghan Craig understands if her teammates have been stressed out by the effects and restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic, but her sports-related challenges were well underway when the 2020 spring season was canceled. After a December 2019 foot surgery and extended rehab, the Mattapoisett native was just happy by the end of 2020 to […] Read more »

Tabor Student Begins Fundraising Drive

Marion resident Charlotte Forker lost her mother Jen to cancer in 2018 and has joined the Students of the Year campaign through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Forker’s goal is to raise $20,000 over the next seven weeks beginning January 29 through March 20.             Jen Forker was a school nurse at Tabor Academy, where […] Read more »

Project Grow Application For 2021-2022 Open Online

Enrollment is open to all children residing in Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester that turn 3 years of age prior to September 1, 2021. Children with the experience of high-quality preschool are well prepared for their future learning. In an effort to provide this opportunity to more children, Project GROW was established to serve preschoolers in […] Read more »

LGBTQ Winter Film Series Goes Digital

While COVID-19 still affects us in 2021, the New Bedford LGBTQ Winter Film Series still lives on! Thanks to funding and support provided by Mass Humanities, the Film Series will run digitally this year. Fans are urged to watch the films ahead of the main event, available on most streaming services and platforms. There are […] Read more »

Cautious Approach Toward Future COVID Clinics

            Thrilled with the January 13-14 COVID-19 vaccination clinic’s success for first responders from Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester, and Wareham, and with the state’s green light to schedule the prescribed second round, the Town of Marion doesn’t want to get ahead of itself.             “The consensus is just trying to deal with Marion going forward,” said […] Read more »

ORR Students Take ‘Ownership’

            This land is your land— and, while the educational turbine will challenge the formative minds of high school students as they determine where Woody Guthrie’s famous 1944 folk anthem fits into their own view of America, those students have been provided a rubber-meets-the-road context that addresses their present and future. And that’s the wonder […] Read more »

Call for Entries: High School Student Art Show

The Marion Art Center announces a call for entries for its upcoming exhibit featuring work by local high school students. The show is part of the MAC’s Young Artist Program. Any student of high school age may submit up to five pieces for consideration. The MAC exhibition committee will review all works and select at […] Read more »