English Women and Their Gardens

An evening spent imaging how English women shaped and informed the development of gardens and gardening was enjoyed on June 17 when Marion Mako spoke at the Marion Music Hall. Mako was hosted by the Sippican Historical Society and the Marion Garden Group where she took the full house on a centuries-long romp through English […] 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 »

“Tick Talk”: Preventing Tick Bites

Please join the Mattapoisett Land Trust and Blake Dinius, Plymouth County Extension Educator and accomplished entomologist, for a “Tick Talk” to learn about preventing tick bites. Blake will teach about tick biology, critical information for preventing bites and disease and will clear up any common misinformation about these bugs. Knowledge and awareness of ticks are […] Read more »

Brown Steps Down, Anticipates State Septic Regulations

The 2020 septic regulation spearheaded by Marion Board of Health chairperson Dot Brown that requires any new construction in town upgrade to include denitrification technology hit a snag during the board’s May 26 meeting when members Dr. Ed Hoffer and Vice Chairperson Dr. John Howard voted against Brown to grant an applicant a variance allowing […] Read more »

What the Gravestones Said

On June 15, the Rochester Historical Society hosted retired educator and founding member of the Friends of the Middleborough Cemeteries Jeff Stevens, who has become something of a local expert on the topic of early American gravestone iconography. His talk was aptly titled The Story of Stones.             Stevens started his talk at the very […] Read more »

Summer Activities at the MNHM

Coastal Explorations with the Marion Natural History Museum – During the Marion Natural History Museum’s Coastal Exploration summer program, we have fun exploring a variety of habitats in Marion. We take a close look at Barrier Beaches, Vernal Pools, Salt Marshes and tide pools. We learn about the types of Terns on Bird Island, the […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Anne Le Gassick of Mattapoisett, Class of 2024 and Danielle Nutter of Mattapoisett, Class of 2024 were named to the College of the Holy Cross’ Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement during the Spring semester of the 2021-22 academic year.             Chase Guard of Marion has been named to the Plymouth State University President’s List […] Read more »

Proposed Land Swap Continued

The June 16 meeting of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals found the members continuing a land-swap application filed as a request for a Variance but advertised as a Special Permit. But that minor kerfuffle was not the primary reason the application was continued until July 21.             Representing himself and his request for a […] Read more »

Museum Dives into Local Base

            The Mattapoisett Museum fits a lot about local history in its small, former-church space on Church Street. On June 15, the museum expanded that education with a detailed Zoom presentation on the early roots of American baseball.             Historian and “The Folklorist” television show host John Horrigan revealed that the Northeast and New England […] Read more »

Marion Garden Group News

Did you ever wonder who is responsible for planting and maintaining all of the cheerful window boxes and urns around Marion?  In addition to those boxes, new planters have popped up along busy intersections and transformed dusty corners into oases of beauty and color.  Volunteers of the Marion Garden Group are the ones dedicated to […] Read more »