Sippican Speaker Series

Discover Cape Verde through the lens of Rick DaSilva. Using both black and white and color images, Rick will take us to the volcanic islands more than 250 miles west of Africa’s shores. DaSilva’s grandfather immigrated to Marion from Cape Verde. The Sippican Historical Society is pleased to kick off its autumn Speaker Series on […] Read more »

Upcoming Events at the Elizabeth Taber Library

Marion Secret Vegetable Garden Tour September 29 from 12 to 3 – Purchase Tickets at the Library – The Friends of the Elizabeth Taber Library and Community Veg Marion present a self-guided tour of the hidden vegetable gardens of Marion. Purchase tickets for $25 at the Elizabeth Taber Library, all proceeds benefit the library.             […] Read more »

Leagues of Women Voters- SouthCoast

The Leagues of Women Voters-SouthCoast will host a membership meeting on Wednesday, October 18 from 5:30 to 7 pm at The Rosebrook Event Centre in Wareham; the public is invited.             Wareham resident Darcy Fernandes is the keynote speaker. Her career in education spans more than 25 years, including being named New Bedford Woman of […] Read more »

Abutter Late to Party

            According to Mattapoisett’s Conservation Commission Chairman Mike King, residents living on and near Cove Street, primarily a barrier beach, have long struggled with issues surrounding property lines and parking. Thus, when resident Sharon Thompson, 5 Cove Street, came before the commission on Monday night to air her concerns, it was clear King had heard […] Read more »

Horses, Camels and Trees

            There is an old saying in the design business, “A camel is a horse designed by a committee of engineers.” The camel can walk, it can carry a heavy load and can run fast, but it is not very pretty.             This pearl of wisdom came to mind when I read that the design […] Read more »

Recording of Village Historic District Meeting

The Marion Village Historic District Study Committee held a public meeting on Tuesday, September 12 to present the Study Committee’s progress since being formed last winter. Preservation consultant Eric Dray presented a brief history of Marion Village and its architectural styles – a village which he believes is “the most intact historic town center on […] Read more »

Author Talks and More at the Mattapoisett Library

Join us for two great Purrington Lecture Series events in October featuring local authors. On Tuesday, October 3 at 6 pm, author Ben Shattuck will talk about his book, Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau. Shattuck, a former Teaching-Writing Fellow and graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, is a recipient of the […] Read more »

Solar Stuck in Holding Pattern

            The Marion Energy Management Committee’s quest to get a solar installation at Benson Brook landfill is approaching a decade in the making, and it has hit another snag.             “It’s not good news,” said committee member Alanna Nelson after speaking with Maria Marasco, executive director of the Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative (CVEC.)             […] Read more »

EMT Embraces Life after Job

            Jim Holden, a 28-year firefighter and EMT for the Rochester Fire Department, is retiring but not exactly going away or moving to Florida or anything of the sort. Holden’s retirement only means the active, 69-year-old family man gets to do what he wants to do.             Some of that might involve the artwork inspired […] Read more »

Shirley Jean (Corey) Parker

Shirley Jean (Corey) Parker, 90, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully in Hospice Care at Tobey Hospital on Friday, September 22, 2023. She was the beloved wife of the late Allen T. Parker for 61 years and the daughter of the late Manuel and Eleanor (Lima) Corey.             Shirley was born in Boston and spent her […] Read more »