Families Flock to Rochester Easter Events


There was no other place a kid in Rochester would rather be the day before Easter than in the fields at Plumb Corner. Well over a hundred children lined the two fields, ready to hunt the hundreds of colorful plastic Easter eggs filled with candy that lay in the grass before them. The excitement over […] Read more »

Destination Imagination Global Finals


After winning honors for creativity, teamwork and problem solving in regional and state tournaments, ‘Saphistikashun’ and ‘Unknown Error’ have both earned the right to travel to Destination Imagination’s Global Finals, the largest creative thinking and problem solving competition in the world, to be held May 21-24 in Knoxville, TN. Team members for Saphistikashun – representing […] Read more »

Peirson Woods and Howland Marsh


The Sundays of spring are sacred inside the cathedral of the woods. And this past Sunday, the first springy Sunday of the season, I found two wildlife reserves in the throes of this emerging spring, far off from the beaten path of Route 6 in Marion. Hello fellow nemophilists, and welcome to the third installment […] Read more »

Take a Hike – Old Aucoot District


Have you ever noticed that each wood has its own unique personality – its own distinct feel to it? The difference in character between two woods had never felt more unambiguous to me than earlier this week, as I will explain in this second installment of Take a Hike!             The most obvious of reasons […] Read more »

Beach Bash Raises Money for Fireworks


People were still trickling in at 8:00 pm as the Marion Fireworks Committee’s second annual beach party on April 5 started picking up the pace with music and lights provided by Fun 107’s Michael Rock, and guests holding drinks with little umbrellas began shaking their hips. There was the scent of tropical coconutty sunblock in […] Read more »

Imagination and Appreciation at RMS


A living, breathing, (and giggling) dictionary of vocabulary words displayed their intellect and imagination at the Rochester Memorial School during its first annual Vocabulary Day Parade on April 4. Third and fourth graders each selected a challenging word to learn and emulate, donning costumes the students made at home to bring their word to life […] Read more »

ORR Presents The Seussical


The Old Rochester Regional High School drama club will proudly perform The Seussical this week at the high school auditorium. Shows will open April 3, 4, and 5 at 7:30 pm and April 6 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $12 for seniors and students and $15 for general admission. Directed by Paul Sardinha, this fun […] Read more »

The South Coast on Bikes


There is a vision in the South Coast for a 50-mile cohesive bike path system that will run from Rhode Island to Cape Cod. On March 27 at the South Coast Bikeway Summit, South Coast Bikeway Alliance Member and Fairhaven Selectman Bob Espindola, and President and Coordinator Julianne Kelly, welcomed a full house at the […] Read more »

Sunday’s Storm Leaves Tri-Town Soaked


There were a lot of Tri-Town residents still pumping water out of their basements this Monday, after a torrential rain storm on Sunday, March 30 flooded roads and filled cellars faster than sump pumps could do their jobs. The region received over five inches of rainfall on Sunday, and some areas received even more. Emergency […] Read more »

Library Hosts “Antiques Roadshow” Fundraiser


Word spread of the Antiques Roadshow-style fundraiser at the Mattapoisett Library on March 29, attracting scores of South Coasters clutching their treasures, antiques, and heirlooms for appraisal and admiration, hoping Francis McNamee of the Marion Antique Shop might discover worth in their belongings beyond their sentimental value. Paying $5 per item appraised, some brought primitive […] Read more »